MINGO, Ernest Chambers – 97, of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully August 20, 2014, at Ivey’s Terrace Nursing Home in Trenton with family by his side. Born in Denmark, near Tatamagouche, he was the son of the late Allison and Ella Mae (Chambers) Mingo. Ernie left the farm at 16 years of age to attend Maritime Business College. He studied accounting and ultimately went to work with auto dealerships in Glace Bay, and finally the accounting firm Nightingale and Hayman. The course of Ernie’s life was perhaps most profoundly affected by the outbreak of the Second World War. He enlisted and became an officer in the Sherbrooke Fusiliers, and during transport to England, Lt. E.C. Mingo met nursing sister Lt. Eve Shepley. The couple continued to see each other on coinciding leaves throughout the war, and years later would return to the Netherlands together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII. While overseas, Ernie became commander of a Sherman tank nicknamed “Bomb”. It was the only Canadian tank to see continuous action from D-Day to VE Day, with Ernie and his crew participating in the liberation of Holland. Upon his return to civilian life, Ernie joined his brothers at Eastern Woodworkers Ltd. Their work includes the Dalhousie University Law Building, the St. Mary’s Biochemistry and Student Union buildings, schools, hospitals and large housing developments around Atlantic Canada, including 350 units at Mulgrave Park, Halifax. Eastern Manufacturing Company Ltd., the prefabrication division of Eastern Woodworkers was set up to manufacture mobile homes. Ernie became involved in the National Retail Lumberman’s Council of Canada, and the Atlantic Provinces Retail Lumber Dealers’ Association, becoming president of both organizations. He was director of the Canadian Lumberman’s Association; secretary-treasurer of Gomac Construction Co., and led in the establishment of Lenargo Industries which was among the pioneers of Maritime factory built housing. As Eastern closed its doors in 1971, Ernie turned his attention to forestry, blueberries and the hospitality industry. With his initial financial partners he built a hotel in Port Hawkesbury, and purchased the Silver Dart Motel in Baddeck, setting the foundation for what would become Maritime Inns and Resorts Inc. Throughout his career, he was involved in many organizations; board member of Pictou County Research and Development (PICORD); president of New Glasgow Rotary Club; president of the Boy Scout Council of Pictou County; member of the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years, and more recently a member of the Shrine Club; and a Legion member for over 65 years. He was honoured by the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce as Businessperson of the Year in 1995, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. His life was highlighted by fishing trips with friends, travelling the globe with Eve, hosting friends and family in Ft. Lauderdale, Baddeck, and on the family farm in Denmark, and spending time with his granddaughters. Ernie was predeceased by his wife Eve; daughter Jeanne, and siblings: Louise, Harold, Dudley, Carl, Marion and Grace. He is survived by sister, Kaye (Gerald MacKinnon), son, Don (Aulayne), and granddaughters: Becki (Jesse Seamon), Christy, Kate and Sarah, nieces and nephews, and friend Marjorie Fancy. Funeral was held August 24 at Trinity United Church, New Glasgow with interment at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery.
MEGENEY, George Harvey – George was a family man, a community minded man, a good man. George was born in Stellarton, June 11, 1942, the first of 10 children to the late George Trueman and Elizabeth Brannagh Megeney (nee Reekie). George is survived by his wife Anderine (nee Fraser), his son Lynn (Sandra), daughter Leah O’Hara (Grant), special niece Rhonda Sinclair (Mark) and grandchildren: Zachary, Krista, Lauren and Nolan. George is also survived by sister-in-law Claudia Clarke (Owen); brothers: Robert Megeney (Patricia), Dexter Megeney (Karen), John Megeney (Karen); sisters: Bydie Cyr (William), Joni Maybe (John), Marie Lays (Mike) and Jeannie Beaudry. George was predeceased by his parents, sisters Heather MacDonald, Nancy Sinclair and nephew Kevin Megeney. George left home at a young age to earn his way, joining the military in 1959, serving initially with The Black Watch, RHR of Canada. George met the love of his life Anderine, they wed in December 1962, before setting off on an adventure to live in West Germany, where George was stationed with NATO. Over the years George served with the United Nations (U.N.) peacekeeping mission to Cyprus, and was stationed with the U.N. Observer force in the Sinai Peninsula during the Egyptian invasion, which led to the outbreak of the Six Day War in June of 1967. George left the military in 1968, moving back to Pictou County with his young family, taking a job as a police officer with the town of New Glasgow. Over the next 35 years, George had a diverse and rewarding career in policing, retiring from the Stellarton Police Services in 2003. From 2004 to 2006, then 2008 to the current date, George served as a Stellarton town councilor, where he was instrumental in securing the establishment of the Stellarton Business Park. He was actively involved in a wide range of community associations, volunteering his time for many, many groups and individuals. George was fiercely proud and protective of his family, his friends, his town and county. Funeral was held August 22 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel. Internment at the Abercrombie Cemetery.
MacKENZIE, Elizabeth “Betty” Bernice Miller (Walsh) – Born on February 28, 1929, in Auburnville, N.B., died August 18, 2014 at St. Martha’s hospital in Antigonish. Daughter of the late James Miller and Mary Elizabeth Duplessis (Miller). Also predeceased by first husband John Daniel Walsh, son Fred, daughters Mary-Anne and Josephine; sisters Celia Miller, Viola Jones and Jessie Surrette. Survived by husband Douglas Garfield MacKenzie; siblings: Bertha Purcell, Catherine Coffin, Jim Miller, Caroline Power, Hazel Savoy, Clara Morrison and Tommy Miller. Children: Vincent Walsh (Sherri), Danny Walsh (Theresa), Pat Walsh, Susan Walsh (Diane), Margaret Walsh (Michael), Florence “Chris” Walsh, Nancy Morrell Lamey (Stephen), Rod Walsh (Karen), Andrew Walsh(Christy), Gordon Walsh (Lisa), Russell Walsh (Cathy); and step-children Doug MacKenzie, Earl MacKenzie and Carolyn Dee (Alan). Survived by 22 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one great-great grandchild. A steadfast warrior throughout her life, she modeled the highest standard of principles for healthy living while showing an acceptance for the realities of life. On her journey as wife and parent she experienced both loss and new life. Her new life with Gar remained filled with love to her last day. She preferred to wear her own creations rather than “buying from a store.” She loved to bake, cook, clean and to garden. She had a great curiosity for learning about the human condition. She was a recovering person, a friend of Bill W. She understood the importance of self-expression through art and music. She took time to sing to her young children while encouraging them to draw, write and to sing. She was a woman of faith. She arrived in Antigonish at a young age working at St. Bernards under the direction of the Sisters of St. Martha. She converted to the Roman Catholic faith and remained true to the Christian teachings throughout her life. Aware of her progression of dementia and the need for science to advance in this area of research, she requested her body be left to Dalhousie University Research Center. A memorial Mass was held August 22 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Stellarton.
MacISAAC, John Wayne “J.D.”– 63, born in Pictou on July 17, 1951, passed away in the Palliative Care Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow on August 23, 2014, after a brief but very brave battle with cancer. He was a son of the late John Dan and Kathleen (LeBlanc) MacIsaac. Wayne is survived by his children: Natalie, Kentville; Jessica, Pictou; Archie, Pictou, and their mother, Anne Gratton; siblings, Donna (Ross) MacKenzie, Pictou; Sharon (Ron) Riley, Bible Hill; Deborah (Terry) Hosking, Riverton; Eric (Kathy MacLean), Pictou; and Lloyd LeBlanc, Port Elgin, ON; granddaughter, Ava Brown; aunt, Alexina “Jemima” (Frank) MacKay and uncle, Colin (Juliette) MacIsaac; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, fishing, woodworking and loved spending time with his granddaughter and family and friends. He also loved visits to The Glen in Cape Breton, and tinkering at his woodlot in Caribou River. Wayne was an active member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 409 until the time of his brief illness. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. today, Wednesday (August 27) from the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. Burial will be in the Seaview Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, or any charity.
MacDONALD, Lilla Marion – 67, of Pictou, and formerly of Thorburn, passed away unexpectedly August 22, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow with her life partner Ian Campbell at her side holding her hand. Born in Pictou, March 24, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Earle Victor Hamilton and Minnie Corkum (Hamilton) Marshall. Lilla was never happier than when she was fishing, be it trout at her favourite lakes or mackerel at the town wharf in Pictou, where she spent countless hours and made many lifelong friendships. She lived in Thorburn before moving back to Pictou, and while there was an active member of St. Alban’s Anglican Church Guild, and was also involved with Big Brothers. Besides Ian, she will be sadly missed by her children, James (Angela), Halifax; Robert (Pauline), Camrose, Alta.; Earle (Erin Thomas), Camrose, Alta; Jason, Pictou; Lisa, New Glasgow;grandchildren: Connor and Meghan MacDonald, Christopher and Mistie-ann Dawn MacDonald, Elijah and Emmah MacDonald, Honey, Devin, Morgan, Thomas and Hope Dudka; great-grandchild, Castiel Aiden Dudka; brothers, Charles (Monica) Corkum, Ont.; Edward (Cecile) Corkum, Pictou; sister, Donna Marshall, New Glasgow; and special nephew, Shane Marshall. Funeral was held August 26 from St. James Anglican Church, Pictou; burial in Seaview Cemetery.
GEORGE, W. A. M. “Mellie” – (December 19, 1944 – August 22, 2014) After a very brief battle with cancer, Mellie passed away peacefully, Friday, August 22, 2014 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with his family by his side. Raised in Pictou, he was the son of the late Harvey and Margaret (Langille) George. Mellie was a pipefitter by trade and worked for Ferguson Industries, Pictou Industries and Aecon Group. Being a member of the 244 Antigonish Union also brought him employment with various businesses throughout the county, including Michelin, Nova Scotia Power, Northern Pulp and Trenton Works. Wherever there was work, Mellie was willing. When he wasn’t working he was spending his time at Tim Hortons, fishing on the wharf, or on the golf course. His passion for golf was something that he had since he was a child and if you ask anyone, he was a pretty good golfer too. He was club and senior champion in Pictou several times. Mellie accomplished a hole-in-one at both Pictou and Abercrombie golf courses. Even though his daughters didn’t take up the sport, they enjoyed watching the PGA with him on the weekends. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, AnneMarie; daughters, Lisa, Pictou and Wendy (Ashley Murray), Bible Hill; sister-in-law, Barb Murray, Pictou; and brother-in-law, Don MacDonald (Ria), Trenton; four nieces, two nephews, five great nieces and two great nephews. No visitation or funeral service by request of the deceased. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. Arrangements under the direction of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.
ADAMS, Gloria Dawn – 83, of Stellarton passed away on August 17, 2014. Born in Toronto she was a daughter of the late Jack and Audrey (Hoade) Todd. After moving to Nova Scotia she was employed for Sobeys and after retiring she settled at Lochaber Lake with her husband of 56 years, Gord. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Stacey (Jim) Heighton, grandson Christopher (Vicki) Heighton, and great-granddaughter Ella; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Gord, sister Beryl Sinfield and brothers-in-law Ted Sinfield, Doug and Bruce Sudden. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. Internment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
KENNEDY, Paige Prichard – Paige Prichard Kennedy was the eldest daughter of a U.S. Navy test pilot, and grew up with two sisters and two brothers. As her world view shifted away from the military values of her upbringing toward one of social and ecological justice, Paige created art as a way to express this evolving vision. Her artwork was a source of wonder and pride to those who knew her. Over the years, Paige’s art was shown in many galleries in Nova Scotia and beyond. Paige married the love of her life, Charlie Kennedy, in Maryland in 1971. The two emigrated to Nova Scotia and built a home in Pictou County. Their daughters, Logan and Chloe, were born in 1979 and 1984 respectively. An avid gardener, Paige’s flowers and vegetables brought joy and health to her family and community. Throughout her career, Paige was an art teacher and a residential support worker with mentally challenged adults. Her spiritual life was rooted in the Quaker faith, and she served on national Quaker committees for 10 years. Paige loved good literature and appreciated the absurd, humorous side of life. Paige died on August 6th, 2014 due to a terminal illness. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Kennedy; her daughters Chloe Kennedy and Logan Kennedy; her sisters Polly Lehtonen and Priscilla Merrill; her brothers Reuben Prichard and Richard Prichard and her granddaughter Abigail Unglaub. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. A memorial meeting for Paige will take place at the West Branch United Church on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. Donations in Paige’s memory can be made to the Quaker Religious Society of Friends, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Amnesty International and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. †
GRANT, James “Jim” – Greenfield, New Hampshire: James “Jim” Grant, 75, of Greenfield, died at his home on Jan 1, 2014, after a decade long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Jim was born in Four Mile Brook, Nova Scotia on September 24, 1938, the son of David and Sandy (MacKenzie) Grant. Jim and his family moved to Connecticut in 1956 where he finished high school. Served in the United States Navy on the USS Enterprise during the Cuban Missile Crises (1962-1966). He worked in Antigua for several years for RCA. Returning to the States to attend college in Waterbury Connecticut to get his engineering degree. After meeting his future wife in Connecticut, they moved around New England for a number of years before settling in Greenfield where they resided for the past 31 years, where Jim served as a Selectman in the early 90’s. in 2001 he retired from Mosler Safe Company, where he worked for 22 years. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Grant, of Greenfield, his son Robert Grant and daughter-in-law Catherine Fregosi of Hillsborough, his daughter Deirdre Grant of New York, NY. His is also survived by his brothers , Scott of Pictou, Nova Scotia, David of Jensen Beach, Fla. Jim will also be missed by his two grandchildren, Holden James Grant and Harper Kelley Grant of Hillsborough as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Gladstone Cemetery Four Mile Brook. The Reverend Barb Fatheringham will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Jim’s name to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation www.alzdiscovery.org/donate.†
SHARPE, June Evelyn – 81, Pictou passed away August 14, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late David and Stella (Hambleton) MacKenzie. June was past president with the Rebekah Assembly of the Atlantic Provinces and numerous groups within St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. June is survived by sons, David (Kim), Caribou Island; Rev. Ronald (Kirsty), Windsor, ON; daughters, Donna (Bruce) Bannerman, MacPhersons Mills; Susan Wright, Shelton CT; Diane (Henry) Lawniczak, Milton ON; grandsons, Jonathan (Ceci), Matthew, Nathan and Benjamin; granddaughter, Brandon; great-grandchildren, Jaymie, Kara; sister, Hazel (Adrian) Heighton, New Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Doug, and son, Alan Wayne in infancy. Visitation was Monday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral was held Tuesday in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou, with Jacquie Ross officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in June’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. †
HARRISON, Kenneth Ronald – 79, of Porters Lane, Westville, formerly of Union Centre, passed away in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, on Monday, August 11, 2014. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Harold George and Stella Marie (Lyons) Harrison. Ken was a small engine mechanic and operated his own business, Ken’s Small Engine Repair. He is survived by daughter Robyn Harvey (Tom) and son Keith (Carol), both of Newfoundland; a sister Linda Stevens (Ted), Upper Sackville, and step-son Richard, Pugwash. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen “Kaye” in 2013. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A grave side service was held August 16 in the Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin, under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.
LAW, Bertha Bernice “Necey” – On August 13, 2014, Bertha Bernice “Necey” Law (nee Ball), 67, of New Glasgow, absolutely surrounded and uplifted by the love of her family, passed peacefully on. Born in Alder Point to the late Keith and Bertha Ball, Necey was a proud Cape Bretoner who valued family and faith above all else. Throughout Necey’s life, she held the positions of entrepreneur, server, nurturer, artist, creator, educator, caregiver and friend. Being Nana to Brandon, Maddie, Kasey, Bryden, Jesse, Gwen and Mikey was her greatest joy, and she supported all of her grandchildren’s endeavours and adventures. From sports stands and concert seats to first jobs and broken hearts, Nana’s voice was always the loudest, the most loving and the most proud. Bernice was fortunate to enjoy and be a part of friend circles who valued her heart, humour, compassion, candor and strength. She especially valued the communities of St. George’s Anglican Church and Alcoholics Anonymous. As well as by her parents, Bernice was predeceased by brothers: Alphonse, Stuart, J. Gerard (in infancy) and Charlie; as well as son-in-law, Mike. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 47 years, Al Law; children: April Law, New Glasgow; Stephanie Hemmings (Carl), Merigomish; Buddy Law (Allison), Stellarton; her seven beloved grandchildren; brothers: Joseph Kacevychius (Marie), Sydney; Jed Ball (Valerie), Balls Creek; sisters: Louise Gillis (Jack), Balls Creek; Stella Gallant (Adrian), Moncton; sister-in-law, Ann Ball, Balls Creek; in addition to generations of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held August 17 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Donations in her memory may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit or a charity of choice
MacKENZIE, Margaret “Peggy” Isabel – of Westville, passed away August 14, 2014. She was a daughter of Margaret (Campbell) MacIntosh of Westville and the late Alex MacIntosh. She is survived by husband, John Hector MacKenzie; sons, John Langille, Rob Langille (Alanna); five grandchildren: Elizabeth Spears (Jonathan), Donald Imlay (Ashley), Jennifer Imlay (Sean), Corey Langille (Michelle), Leigh-Ann Langille; nine great-grandchildren; son-in-law Joe Imlay; sister Kathryn Daley (Bob); brothers, Sandy (Helen), Gordon (Cathy), Fred (Debbie), Willard, Ross (Mary Clare) MacIntosh. She was predeceased by her daughter, Betty Ann Imlay; brother John and sister Betty; and mother and father-in-law Jack and Kay MacKenzie. Her funeral service will be held August 18 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to the Q.E. II Health Science Centre Cancer Ward.
STEWART, Elizabeth – 95, of Westville, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Elizabeth was a daughter of the late Rupert and Jessie Fraser (MacPherson) MacNeil. She was a member of the Crystal Fountain Rebecca Lodge #18, Murray Temple Pythian Sisters, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville. Elizabeth is survived by daughters Marion Mahoney (Ray), Pictou; Audrey Fennell (Richard), New Glasgow; grandchildren, Stewart Mahoney (Liz), New Glasgow, Philip Mahoney, Westville, Elizabeth Glenwright (Robert) Fredericton, Graham Mahoney, Victoria BC; Leslie Ford (Bill), Stellarton; several great-grandchildren; three step-grand-daughters Kelly, Erin and Ashley Fennell. She was predeceased by husband Harry B. Stewart in 1959. A family grave side service will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the V.O.N. or the S.P.C.A. Granton.
WILLIAMS, Dorothy May – 81, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow formerly of Black Point and Scotsburn passed away August 15 in the Manor. Born in Scotsburn she was a daughter of the late Fraser and Mable (Gunn) Campbell. In her younger years Dorothy worked at Pictou Lodge and taught school in Laggan and Scotsburn. After she stopped teaching she worked as a seamstress and at Zellers. She was a member of the Scotsburn United Church. She is survived by her sons Alex (Karen) Williams, Big Island; Brian Williams, Black Point; Donald (Wendy) Williams, Black Point; nine grandchildren , seven great-grandchildren; brother Doug (Joan) Campbell, California. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Daniel Williams; son Eric and a brother Leonard. At Dorothy’s request cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Canadian Cancer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society or a charity of your choice.
WILSON, Deborah Joyce – 56 of Stellarton passed away at her residence on Friday, August 15, 2014. Born in Ottawa, she was a daughter of Cliff Wilson, Pictou and Valerie Wilson, Annapolis Valley. Debbie will be sadly missed by her children: Ryan (Andrea) Lawrence, Ontario; Brianne (Mike) Livingstone, Stellarton; Christopher (Tiffany) Lawrence, Westville; Katie Lawrence (David Turner), England; PJ Lawrence (Shyla McPhee), Little Harbour, Joshua (Alysha) MacKenzie, Stellarton; chosen daughter Natalie Fahey, Calgary; grandchildren Brooklyn, Jacob, Noah and Hannah; brothers Doug (Jackie), Geoff (Jeff) and Greg and special friend Gail Lees and former husbands Roy Lawrence and Dean MacKenzie. She was predeceased by her birth mother Helen (Renzell) Wilson. A private family service will be held at a later time.
MacISAAC, (Lafort) Annie Jane Bernadette – Wellington Street, Pictou passed away peacefully in the Aberdeen Hospital on August 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Inverness, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Mary Jane (Deveaux) Lafort. Bernadette is survived by her 10 children, sons: Gerard (Ann), Inverness; Donald (Laverne), Dartmouth; Paul (Michele), Pictou; John, Pictou; Allan, Granton; Peter (Kelly), Alberta; Colin, Pictou; daughters: Christina (Robert) Baillie, Trenton; Rose, Pictou; and June (Bernie) Snyder, Georgia. She was also survived by her 21 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers: Beaver, Lloyd, Eddie, James, Patrick, Angus L and several nieces and nephews. Bernadette was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, John; son, Brian Alexander MacIsaac; great-granddaughter, Madison Reade; brothers: Benedict, Joe Bert, Alexander, Dan C. Jack, Archie; sisters, Mary and Catherine. In her younger years, she worked with her father helping him to run his business, and at the Inverness Consolidated Hospital. Once her children were born she dedicated her whole life to raising them and taking care of her soulmate John. Her children will always remember her as the anchor that grounded their family and a mother who always showed that her children were her first priority. She loved taking her children for walks on the beach, picking, and picking berries. She also loved taking long drives in the country with her husband and sitting on the waterfront eating ice cream. Funeral mass was celebrated August 8 from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. Burial in Stella Maris Cemetery.
KELLOCK, B. Aleen – 91 of Plymouth Park, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born in Plymouth Park, she was a daughter of the late Robert Hugh and Mary Jane (Murray) Dunbar. Aleen was a longtime resident of Plymouth Park. Her greatest joy in her life was time spent with her family and her furry felines. Aleen’s favorite pastimes included baking, cooking and card playing on Tuesday afternoons at the Golden Glen Seniors Club. She also enjoyed attending antique auctions and the occasional trip to the casino. Surviving are her children: Rand (Colleen), Lake George; Arlene (Leo Lohnes) MacPherson, Plymouth Park; grandchildren: Taryn (Carlton) Munroe, Marc (Kathy) MacPherson, Laura (Troy) Allen, D’Arcy (Megan) Kellock, Mitchell (Vidhya) Kellock; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Justin, Noah, Nathaniel, Layla, Lucas and Ryan; sisters: Patricia (Chris) Robinson; niece Kelly Karen Purvis (Moon). She was predeceased by her husband Earle; brothers: Lloyd, John, Douglas and Russell; sisters: Velma, Winnie, Loie and Barbara. Funeral was held August 4 at First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. Burial in Brookside Cemetery.
LANGLEY, Eleanor Nelson (Chisholm) – passed away August 2, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, three days short of her 94th birthday. Born in Sunny Brae, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Ida (Robertson) Chisholm. She is the mother of two children, Glenn (Faye), Drumhead; Linda Rutherford (Terry), St. Williams, Ont.; beloved grandmother of Jason, Natalie and Sherry; loving great-grandmother to Kaitlyn, Ashley, Brandon, Haley and Nicholas. She was the great-great grandmother to Jessica and was delighted and surprised at her latest named Ellie, after her. She is also survived by step-children, Joyce McDonald (Mike), Westville; Sandy Deagle (Debbie), Hamilton, Ont.; step-grandchildren, Michael McDonald (Joanne), Truro; Michelle McDonald (Matthew Hines), Westville and Matthew McDonald (Monica Rogers), Westville; step-great-grandchildren, Xander and Zephyr; Keegan and Kacley; sisters-in-law, Emily Marshall, Westville and Isabel Salter (Allie), Westville; brother-in-law brother Gordon Deagle (Joan), Ottaw; special niece, Isabel Forthsythe, Westville. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce Langley; her companion of 62 years Rueben “Buddy” Deagle; brothers, Donald, Wilbur, Ross and James Chisholm. Travelling, camping, bowling, playing ball, baking and bingo where some of Ellie’s favourite things to do. She lived in Ontario for over 50 years and moved back to Pictou County in 2001 to reside in Westville, Drumhead, and most recently Glen Haven Manor. Funeral was held August 6 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville.
CALDER, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) – Betty Calder was born in Bridgewater, N.S., February 5, 1924, the daughter of Zenas and Grace (Patterson) Martin. She graduated from Bridgewater High School and from the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse until her marriage to Frank W. Calder in 1948, and later as a private care nurse. Betty loved to travel, was an avid gardener, letter writer, skilled knitter and tireless baker. She loved attending musical events, especially those involving her extended family, and was a savvy fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. She lived in Nappan and Amherst until her husband’s retirement from the Nappan Experimental Farm. She attended Nappan United, and later Trinity St-Stephen’s United Church in Amherst, and held many offices in the Church Council and in the United Church Women, where she was honoured with a life membership. She was keenly interested in the Canadian Association for Community Living in Amherst, was a volunteer at the Bridge Activity Center and a member of their craft group for many years. She generously supported many charities throughout her life. In 1976-1978, Betty lived in Hyderabad, India with her husband, where he served as advisor on the Indo-Canadian Dryland Research Project. They travelled the width and breadth of the country and in 1981, went to Sri Lanka where Frank was involved in the same type of work. On her husband’s retirement in 1987, Betty moved with him to Springville, Pictou Co., where they built a beautiful home, Calderwood. She was a member of the Springville-Island Women’s Institute, and the Springville Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid. Betty was also a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, where she served on Church Council and was a member of the UCW until her passing. In 2009, she moved to Garden Suites, New Glasgow and in 2014, to The Berkeley, Halifax. She is survived by her son Paul and wife Kathy, Amherst; daughter Anne, Halifax; and son John, Halifax, as well as four wonderful grandchildren, Nicholas (Jenny), Brian (Katie), Jenny, and Alexander, and great-grandchildren, William and Felicity. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank; brothers Lauren and Alan (Elsie) Dartmouth; sisters Phyllis Gow, Vivian Smith, and Louise Martin. She is also survived by brother Lynton (Catherine) Buckfield, Queen’s Co. Funeral was held August 6 at Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, burial at Springville Cemetery.
BOSS, Robert James – 64, of Campbell’s Street, New Glasgow, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 8, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Amherst, he is a son of Connie (Boss) Dean, Westville. Robert was employed at Maritime Steel for several years. He will be sadly missed by his mother; brother, Bill Dean (Melissa), Toronto; nephew James Dean, Ont., uncle Royce Boss (Libby), Bridgewater. Robert was predeceased by his step-father, William Dean; grandparents, Kenneth Boss and Bertha Field; and aunt Janet Lowther. Funeral service was held August 11 from Eagles Funeral Chapel.
IRVING, Eileen Rose (MacKenzie) – 78, Hardwood Hill/ Scotsburn, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Debbie, on August 10, 2014. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Whyte) MacKenzie and stepdaughter of the late Mary (Livingston) MacKenzie. Eileen was married to Benvie Irving for over 50 years until his passing in 2006. She was active in the Bethel Rebekah Lodge #96, Scotsburn, for over 55 years. She was also a member of the Bethel Ladies Aid and was a pioneer member of Scotsburn Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Spending time with family was very important to her and she enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, reading, puzzles and rocking any new babies who were in her presence. Eileen is survived by her children: Judy (Lloyd) MacIntosh, Scotsburn; Ronnie (Patricia) Irving, Scotsburn; Debbie (Ron) Sharpe, Scotsburn; Kathy (Gary) MacLean, Trenton; and Charlie (Shirley) Irving, Newfoundland; her half brother, Barry (Janet) MacKenzie, MacLellan’s Brook; and her brother-in-law, Gordon Irving, Pictou. Also left to mourn “Mama” are 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or Pictou County VON. The family extends sincere thanks to Dr. Farrell and the VON team for their compassionate care and kindness.
LYONS Edward Charles – 67, of Pictou, passed away August 10, 2014. Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late Agnes (Lyons) Burke. He is survived by children, Edward (Amanda Hodder) Lyons, Crystal Lyons, and Samantha (David MacFarlane) Lyons; grandchildren: Caleb, Sieanna, Brianna, Callie, Austin and Alex. Edward was predeceased by his stepfather, Milton “Mick” Burke. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. A private graveside service will be held in Stella Maris Parish Cemetery. Donations in Edwards’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.†
CHISHOLM, Michael – 54, Scotsburn / Pictou, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2014 at Hotel-Dieu de Quebec Hospital, Quebec City, following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Mrs. Elsie Chisholm of Pictou. Michael is survived by his daughter, Erica Chisholm, Pictou as well as his sisters, Annette (Donald) Ferguson, Dartmouth and Susan (Greg) MacDonald, Dartmouth. He is also survived by his uncle, Eric LeBlanc of Pictou; nieces, Michelle, Paula, Rebecca, Suzanne and grandniece, Laura. Besides his mother he was predeceased by his aunt, Marie LeBlanc and his grandparents, Belenie and Rebecca LeBlanc of Pictou. Michael was a dedicated employee at the Day and Ross terminal in New Glasgow for more than 30 years until his health prevented him from working any longer. For the past two years he resided at the Burnside Manor in Scotsburn and enjoyed the company of the people there. He loved outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. Michael always had a story to tell and will be missed by those who loved him most. At Michael’s request, there will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass for Michael and his deceased family members will be held at Stella Maris Church, Pictou on August 18, at 6:30 p.m. for family and friends. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Michael’s memory would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. The next time you drive past that stream or lake, have a look to see if the fish are jumping, and think of Mike.†
CAMPBELL, Ethel Louise (Fraser) – passed away 6th August 2014 after a short illness. Born 23rd November 1918 near Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England, she was the eldest child of Thomas James Fraser of Goldenville, Guysborough County, and Lilian Ethel Street of Hampshire, England, and moved to Willowdale, Pictou County in 1919. She moved back to England in 1938 and earned medals in the World War II effort before returning to Canada in 1941 to get married to her sweetheart in the Garden of Eden, Pictou County. She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Gerry) Kienas, Ruth MacLean and her partner David MacLeod; four granddaughters, Katherine (Lauren) Hine, Elizabeth (Don) Lees, Heather (Jack) Lees and Laurel (Robert) MacLeod; a sister Isabel (Dennis) Moat in England; nephew Matthew Fraser Moat in England; nieces Louise (James) Durie in Scotland, Shirley Sinclair and Marie (Ken) Bush of Alberta; and seven great-grandchildren: Alannah and Christopher Hine; Kaitlin, Spencer and Lacee-Ann MacLean Lees; Savannah and Dawson Lees. She was predeceased by her husband, James; two daughters, Isabel and Margie; a brother, Lachlan (Bud); a sister Margaret in infancy; a niece Jean Parkinson and a great-grandson, Christian Wallace-MacLean. †