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Obituaries

RUSSELL, John Robert “Jack”

RUSSELL, John Robert “Jack” – 73, of Haliburton, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away May 16 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Ross and Edith (Robson) Russell. Jack was employed in Parts and Service with Atlantic Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and worked for the former J.J. Grant Ltd. for over 30 years. He was a graduate of New Glasgow High School and was a carpenter by trade. An avid car enthusiast, he enjoyed going for long drives and detailing his car. He was a collector of antique pop bottles and coins and collected for the Kidney Foundation for a number of years. Jack enjoyed following his grandkids sports; was a former coach with New Glasgow Minor Hockey and played rugby, hockey and boxed in younger years. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Odo); daughter, Jeanette (John) Hashem, Sydney; sons: John (Cathy), New Glasgow; Jason (Sherri), Riverview; Jared, Halifax; grandchildren: Kelsey Hashem; Colby, Chad and Cailey Russell; sisters: Jean Stewart; Joyce (George) McKarney, both of New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother-in-law, Donald Stewart. Funeral was held May 19 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial in Abercrombie Cemetery.

PRIEST, Alvin Wayne

PRIEST, Alvin Wayne – 65, of MacDonald Street, New Glasgow passed away on May 19 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Priestville he was a son of the late Edison and Ella (MacDonald) Priest. Alvin was a resident of New Glasgow for the past 42 years. He was a retired employee of Michelin Tire. After retiring, Alvin enjoyed helping his brother-in-law Seymore doing forestry work. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Alvin enjoyed spending time with family, especially watching his granddaughters play hockey. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary MacNeil; daughters: Tracy Purvis (John MacDonald) of MacLellan’s Brook, Tammy Priest (Trevor MacInnis) of Westville; granddaughters: Carlin, Garyn, Rogan and Hallie; brothers: Hector Priest of New Glasgow, Raymond (Pearl) Priest of Trenton, Russell (Wanda) Priest of Blue Mountain; sisters: Charlotte MacKeeman of Linacy, Jane Farrell (Jerry MacPherson) of Churchville, Vera Jean (Steve) Patterson of Elmsdale, Michelle (Phillip) Rector of Priestville. Alvin was predeceased by sons Billy and Jason, also a brother Gordon. Funeral was held from the H.W. Angus Funeral Home chapel on May 22. Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.

MacDONALD, Helen Marjorie (Grant)

MacDONALD, Helen Marjorie (Grant) – 91, of Central Caribou, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on May 18. Born in Pictou, Marjorie was a daughter of the late A.D. and Marion (Graham) Grant. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Lawrence; her sister, Bette Smith; sister-in-law, Emilie Grant and brothers-in-law, Doug Smith and George Coles. Marjorie is survived by her sister, Lillian Grant, Halifax; brother, Donald Grant, Ottawa; and seven children, Larry (Bev), Lyons Brook; Glenn, Bridgewater; Gregg (Marion), Waterside; Heather (Dale), Dartmouth; Edwin, Central Caribou; Lori (Grant) MacCarthy, Three Brooks; and Gina (Ian) Bain, West Branch. She has 11 grandchildren, Kim, Ian, Cyril, Rene, Krissy, Kelly, Leah, Kevan, Megan, Colin and Brian and four great-grandchildren, Elly, Ava, Dylan and Connor. Marjorie was a member of the Caribou Women’s Institute for over 40 years. She had a great sense of humour and loved to play cards into the wee hours. She supplied the family with endless items of knitted wear, quilts and other crafty things. It was a long time wish of Marjorie to donate her body to science and she has been entrusted to the care of the Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie Uni-versity. Memorial service will be held at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou at
2 p.m. today, May 25.

HATFIELD, Ludvika Amelia “Jennie”

HATFIELD, Ludvika Amelia “Jennie” – passed away May 18. Born in 1922 in Huta, Poland she was a daughter of the late Rosalie (Daniew) Hanas and Pawel Hanas. Jennie immigrated to Canada with her family arriving aboard the M.S. Batory at Pier 21 in Halifax on April 10, 1937. The family settled in MacLellan’s Brook. In 1939 Jennie worked as a waitress and then as a housekeeper before working as an overhead crane operator at the Pictou Shipyard during WW II. To help support her family she took in roomers and then boarders and later operated a bed and breakfast in her own home for several years. Jennie loved life and after retirement from her bed and breakfast business she enjoyed 10 wonderful years of travelling to Europe. She also traveled to Cuba and parts of Canada. Travelling was her one indulgence in life. Jennie was a hard working mother with great determination, a trait that she demonstrated throughout her life, who provided for her children while depriving herself of worldly possessions. She was devoted to her family and until her death remained the supreme matriarch imparting her wisdom, humour, and firm handed, staunch will. Jennie was known for wearing hats and loved music. She followed world events and enjoyed talking politics with her son-in-law Jack. She was an adherent of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Women’s League. She was a former member of the New Glasgow Legion. Jennie loved flowers and took great pride in her property. She spent many hours in her vegetable garden nurturing and sharing its bounty with family and neighbours. Jennie is survived by daughters Lorraine (Jack) Blakeney, MacPherson’s Mills; Marsha (Colin) Cameron, Dartmouth; sons Mike (Carol) Hatfield, Coalburn; and Barry (Joyce) Hatfield, MacPherson’s Mills; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is step-brother John Hanas of London, Ont., and sister Theresa Naddy of Montague, P.E.I. Jennie was predeceased by her husband Donald Roy, son Steven in infancy, stillborn twin daughter, son Donald Alfred, and sister Anastazia in Toronto. At the age of four Jennie was predeceased by her mother Rosalie Hanas, she was also predeceased by her father Pawel Hanas, and stepmother Victoria Hanas. Mass of Christian burial was May 21 in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow.

CHISHOLM, Catherine Louise “Toots”

CHISHOLM, Catherine Louise “Toots” – 84, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in the Villa. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Catherine (MacLean) Chislett. Toots was a faithful member of the former Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton. Prior to retirement, she was employed with Quality Cleaners, Bagnells and Cole’s Book Store. Toots was a very kind and welcoming lady, who possessed an inner strength which relied upon a deep faith in God. She will be remembered for her kindness and feeding everyone who came to her home. For Toots life has changed; not ended! Surviving are her daughters, Marie (Chris) Lamey, New Glasgow; Wendy Chisholm, Trenton; grandchildren, Jennifer (James) Feltmate and their son, Tyler, Pictou Landing; Jillian Laffin (Sheldon Paul) and their children, Sheldon J., Marlee and Tatum, Pictou Landing; sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Allain, Bernadette (Joe) Hughes and Peggy (Jack) Jardine, Trenton; brother, James Chislett, New Glasgow; former son-in-law, Bruce Laffin, Abercrombie; sisters-in-law, Kay Chisholm, Summerside, PEI; Shirley Chisholm, Williams Point; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Colin Chisholm; sisters, Millie, Shirley, Cathy and Anderine; brother, Fred “Bud”; sisters-in-law, Margaret, Mary Ann, Cecelia, Christie, Rose and Joyce; brothers-in-law, Alonzo, Gordon, Ray, Ambrose, Jim, Ronald and Dick. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Toots’ memory to Valley View Villa Recreation Fund. The Chisholm family wish to thank Dr. Peter Lee, the Valley View Villa CCAs, LPNs, RNs and Recreation staff for the love and exceptional care given to Toots.†

CAMERON, James “Jim” “Buddy”

CAMERON, James “Jim” “Buddy” – passed away at the age of 80 on May 16 while in the Aberdeen Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow. Born on December 3, 1935 in Inverness, he was a son of the late Allister and Evelyn (Proudfoot) Cameron. Jim retired in 1994 from Scott Maritimes after 27 years of service. Prior to working in the pulp and paper industry, he was employed with the former Maritime Tel & Tel, throughout Cape Breton and later with Bell Telephone, Montreal. Jim was involved with the Confederation of Labour for several years, serving as area vice-president. He later served on the Employment Insurance Appeal Board, the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission and the New Glasgow and District Labour Council. Jim was an active member of the New Democratic Party for many years. He was fortunate to have had loyal friends and treasured his friendships with Jim Crockett, Phalen Cotter, Gerald Savoy, cousin Brent Cameron and his travelling companion, Stewart MacDonald. Surviving are his best friend and wife of 58 years, Jeanette; daughters, Gail (Larry) MacDonald; Sharon (Henry) Adamson and their children, Shallan, Sydney and Camryn; Allison (Rich) Andrews and their children, Alexa and Luke; son, Arnold (Diane) and their children, Katelyn and Sam; sister, Adelaide “Kim” Cameron; brother, Roy; several nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. In keeping with Jim’s request, his family will honour his wishes for no public visitation.

MacKINNON, James “Norman”

MacKINNON, James “Norman” – Age 42. It is with heavy hearts, that we the family of Norman MacKinnon, announce his sudden passing in Edmonton, AB on May 18, 2016. Born in Seafoam, NS, he was the son of Sharon MacKinnon and the late George MacKinnon of Seafoam. He is survived by his daughters; Jayme MacDonald (Matt Walter) and Tyra Rose Simpson-MacKinnon and granddaughter Piper MacDonald Walter, Lethbridge; sisters; Anne Mingo, Caribou River, NS, Charlotte Langille (David Fyfe) Brooks, AB and Carolyn MacKinnon-Graves (Andy), Edmonton, AB; brothers, Scott MacKinnon, Seafoam, NS and Rob MacKinnon (Melissa), Sylvain Lake, AB and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Norman worked in the Alberta oil industry from a very early age. Most recently he was employed with Tempco Drilling. Norman was a great guy with a big heart who will be missed by many. He loved animals, nature and the simple things in life. He will be missed by his two cats Lily and Roo. He was predeceased by his girlfriend Megan Trudzik, Edmonton, AB, and brother-in-law, Stephen Mingo, Caribou River, NS. Cremation has taken place and a graveside committal service will be held at the River Bank Cemetery, Toney River, NS. Donations can be made to an Animal Shelter or SPCA of your choice.†

COOK, Marguerite

In Loving Memory of Marguerite Cook (nee Fergusson), 94 years.
Passed away Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury.
Beloved wife of Walter Cook of 64 years. Dear sister of Betty Beverly (husband Charles predeceased) of Scarborough. Loving daughter of William and Jean Elizabeth (nee English) Fergusson both predeceased. Cherished aunt of Jeanne Cook, William Beverly and Robert Beverly.
A celebration of her life will be held in the R. J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 1p.m., with reception to follow.
(Friends may gather after 12:30pm Wednesday).
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, for donations and messages of condolence, visit www.lougheed.org.†

WATTERS, Scott Edison

– 75, Westville, passed away May 4, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Salt Springs, he was a son of the late Willard and Florence “Flossie” (Gammon) Watters. Scott loved the outdoors. He was a heavy machine operator for the Town of Westville until early retirement due to ill health. He is survived by daughter Dawn (Ben Robichaud) and granddaughter Gabby, Truro; sisters, Wild Rorison (Erick Otterson), Salt Springs; Deana Parker, Salt Springs; brothers, Rae Watters (Sandra), Salt Springs; Tom Watters, Green Hill; sister-in-law, Joan Watters, brother-in-law, Vince Fortune and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters Sandra Fortune and Catherine Rae; brother, Clarence Watters and brothers-in-law, Victor Rorison and Clarence Rae. A private graveside service was held at Durham Cemetery on May 7.

VEKEMAN, Ruth

– 63, of Lyons Brook passed away peacefully in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on May 3, 2016. The daughter of the late Ruth and Ronald Beaton, she was born in New Waterford, Cape Breton. Ruth studied nursing at St. Martha’s in Antigonish and nursed in Halifax and Quebec, spending most of her career at the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital in Pictou. She loved theatre and dancing and was a choreographer and actor in local productions. She was happiest when she was feeding people or being silly with her grandchildren. Her sense of humour was infectious and she would do whatever it took to make the people she loved smile. She is survived by her husband, Eric; son, Josh (Michelle); daughters, Erika and Erin (Ian); grandchildren, Kennedy, Luc and Mathieu; and brothers, Cameron (Ada) and Ron (Joanne). Service was held May 8 from the Pictou United Church. Donations may be made to the Pictou United Church.

SANDALL, Christine Phyllis Alice

– 89, of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, died on May 5, 2016 of age-related causes. Born in London, England, Chris was the daughter of the late Ernest and Alice (Berry) Terry, Compton, near Guilford, Surrey. She was predeceased by her brother Jim. Chris is survived by her husband of 60 years, Rodney; son, David and his wife Sylvia, Bangkok; daughter, Sharon, Toronto; son, James, Halifax; daughter, Alice and her husband Tim, Lower Sackville; grandchildren: Sarah, Christa, Marcus and Hayley; and sister-in-law, Maisie and two nieces in England. A resident of New Glasgow for 50 years, Chris had volunteered with a number of organizations in her community and was actively involved with her church, St. George’s Anglican. She was an avid reader and passed the love of reading on to her children. She enjoyed gardening, was a master knitter and made tasty nutmeg cookies. Before coming to Canada, Chris travelled extensively in Europe. In Canada, there were annual family camping vacations and a trip across Canada when Rod retired. Chris served in the Women’s Land Army during the Second World War. Funeral was held May 9 at St. George’s Anglican Church, New Glasgow. Donations in Chris’ memory can be made to Operation Smile or the Salvation Army.

NICHOLSON, Patrick Alan

(November 26, 1957-April 18, 2016) – Pat was not always a Pictou County boy. He was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, the fourth child of five. He lived in Winnipeg, MB, Greenwood, NS and Nanaimo, BC. The family moved back to Nova Scotia in 1974. This was Pat’s home since that time. Pat was well known in the county and could be seen walking just about anywhere. He knew just about everybody and remembered everything about them. Times were not always easy for Pat, but there were some good times, and he had very good friends, Bob “Santa Claus” Whitman, chief among them. Pat was predeceased by his parents, David and Eleanor Nicholson and an older brother David. He is survived by an older sister Sis, Stellarton; older brother Chris, Nanaimo, BC and youngest brother Todd, Campbell River, BC. Pat is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A private memorial will take place at a later date.

MacLEOD, James William “Billy”

– 76, Thorburn, passed away May 2, 2016. Born in Isaac’s Harbour, he was a son of the late Mary (Moore) MacLeod. Billy began driving trucks at a young age. He worked at several jobs, but his “first love” was trucking. Billy owned and operated James MacLeod Trucking, Thorburn for many years. He was an avid race fan and drove his No. 45 Monte Carlo at Riverside Speedway for many years. Billy shared his passion for racing, mechanics and work with his sons. He was a hard working man who was always there for his family. Surviving are his daughter, Patricia MacLeod, Dartmouth; sons, Lester (Susan), Truro; Harry (Celeste), New Glasgow; Wayne (Tanya), Coalburn; sister, Isabel Dean, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Jordan, MacKenzie, Keaghan, Kayla and Kolby; step grandchildren, Lyndsey and Tanya; step great-grandchildren, Devlin and Caden; several nieces and nephews; life-long family friend, Margaret Kirk. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice MacLeod; sisters, Agnes Macumber and Esther MacInnis; brother, James Robert “Bobby” MacLeod. Funeral was held May 6 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Thorburn Cemetery.

MacKEEMAN, Ralph Stanley

– 72 of Linacy, passed away May 2, 2016 at home with his family at his side. He was a foster son of the late Douglas and Muriel Gordon of Westville. Ralph was a former employee of the Evening News where he was employed as a staff editor for some 22 years. He is survived by his wife of 49 years Charlotte (Priest), Linacy; his children Stanley (Patsy), Nathan (Deborah), Gordon (Jillian), three beautiful grandchildren, Cody, Katelyn and Jessica; many nieces and nephews; foster brothers and sisters; Mona, Debbie, Bobby, Barbara, Patsy, Joan and June, Gordon Graham (Big Island), half-brother Kenneth Richards, California; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Hector, Alvin (Mary), Raymond (Pearl), Jane Farrell (Jerry MacPherson), Russell (Wanda) Priest, Vera (Steve) Patterson, Michelle (Phil) Rector. He was predeceased by a foster brother Jimmy, a foster sister Mary, father-in-law and mother-in-law Edison and Ella Priest, brothers-in-law Gordon Priest and Douglas Farrell and sister-in-law Nancy MacLennan. Memorial service was held May 6 from the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with burial of ashes in the Priestville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ralph may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

MacDONALD, Andrew Francis

– 87, of MacLellan’s Brook, formerly of Orion Avenue, North End, New Glasgow, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born January 12, 1929, he was the chosen son of the late James and Mary MacDonald. He retired as a supervisor with the Town of New Glasgow after 43 1/2 years. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and attended Saint John’s Academy in his early years. He is survived by daughters: Marjorie MacDonald (Sid), Little Harbour; Andrea Webb, Stellarton; Kimberley MacDonald Redmond (Whitney), New Glasgow; grandchildren: Darryl, Christopher, Mandy, Blair, Michael, Floyd, Melissa, Jeremy and Alana; six great-grandchildren with one more due in September; brothers: John, Clifford, Melvin and Ernie. He will also be sadly missed by his friend Bob; friends at McDonalds, Tim Hortons and the East Side Restaurant; and Mojo. He was predeceased by his wife, Edith Bell McKinley, sons: Samuel and Alan. Cremation has taken place. As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. A family graveside service will be held. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.

JOHNSTON, Gary Munro

– 67, of North Provost Street, New Glasgow, passed away on May 1, 2016 in the Halifax Infirmary. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Margie (Fraser) Johnston of Thorburn and the late Raymond Johnston. Gary lived his early years in Thorburn and was a resident of New Glasgow for the past number of years. During his working years he worked for Imperial Optical and Highland Optical. He was a past member and former president of the New Glasgow Bombers Club. In his early years he enjoyed playing rugby and hockey with East Pictou Rural High. He was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. Gary was a family-oriented man, his family meant everything to him. Surviving are his mother, Margaret “Margie” Johnston of Thorburn; his wife, the former Darlene Davis; son, Mark (Janet) of Northern Quebec; daughter, Tanya (Mark) Mosher of Hopewell; Papa’s boys: Brayden and Luke; brothers: Mason (Giselle) of Moncton, Brian (Roxanne) of Lyons Brook, Colin (Lois) of Thorburn; a sister, Leah of Thorburn; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Raymond. A public graveside service was held May 8 in the Thorburn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Gary may be made to the QEII Research Program or to the Pictou County S.P.C.A.

FRASER, Phyllis Elizabeth

– 59, Edmonton, Alta., formerly of New Glasgow, passed away April 23, 2016 in St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital, Edmonton, surrounded by her family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late George Maitlyn “Mait” and Clara Mae (Moore) Stewart. Phyllis was employed with the Town of New Glasgow for over 15 years and with Play Pen Pets, Edmonton prior to ill health. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, playing bingo and camping. Phyllis was a kind and loving lady who put her family first. Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Blair; daughter, Gina-Mae (Micheal) Guthro, Edmonton; granddaughter, Faith Elizabeth Guthro; sisters, Jean (Bill) Rockey, Rossfield; Mary (Joe) Fitzpatrick, Country Harbour; Trudy (Warren) Pidgeon, Kennetcook; Brenda Robinson (Laurie), Shubenacadie; brothers, James (Joan) Stewart, Telford; George (Mariea) Stewart, Country Harbour; Barry (Jean) Stewart, Stellarton; several aunts; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a niece and two nephews. Funeral was held May 7 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Telford Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Phyllis to her family.

WHYNACHT, Clayton Lavern

WHYNACHT, Clayton Lavern – 77, of Stellarton Road, New Glasgow, passed away on April 29, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born on December 9, 1938 in Lunenburg, he was a son of the late Hazel Whynacht, and was a foster son of the late Gordon and Ellen Slaunwhite. Clayton moved to Pictou and later New Glasgow and had worked at the Pictou Shipyards until retirement due to ill health. He is survived by children, David Slaunwhite (Valerie); Julia (Naugler) Bradley; Paul Whynacht; Raymond Whynacht; Virginia LeBlanc (Tracey); Clayton Whynacht (Doreen); Paul Whynacht (Barb); Charles Whynacht (Beverly); Adam Whynacht; Wanda Whynacht (Gary); Angela Nass (Kirk); Cynthia Underwood (James); Dawn Whynacht (Guy); four step children, 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased, besides his mother and foster parents, by his wives, Jean (McNeil) Whynacht and Isabel (Wilson) Whynacht. A public graveside service will be held 1 p.m., today, May 4, at Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin.

STEELE, Eileen Ruth

STEELE, Eileen Ruth – 74, New Glasgow, passed away April 29, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Ronald Alfred and Vera (Ernst) Langille. Upon completion of business college, Eileen began working for Doane Raymond, Truro where she met her husband, Dick. After marriage, they opened R.A. Steele Chartered Accountant, New Glasgow and she continued to work with Dick as the firm evolved throughout the years until his death in 2000. Eileen worshiped God along with her friends at Christian Fellowship Church and Masters Hand Ministry. She “lived in the moment,” greeting each person with a cheerful smile and her signature laugh. Eileen spent many enjoyable hours with her kitties, Puddin and Hobo. She was a lady who possessed an enduring faith, which she demonstrated through her generosity and kindness. For Eileen life has changed, not ended! Surviving are her daughter, Heather (John) Campbell, New Glasgow; son, David (Carolyn) Steele, New Glasgow; grandsons, Tanner and Landon Steele; sister, Rita (James) Webb, Bible Hill; brother, Roger (Joan) Langille, Truro. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard “Dick” Steele. In honour of Eileen’s wishes, a private celebration of her life will be held. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in Eileen’s memory to Pictou County SPCA.

ROBERTSON, Roland Alfred

ROBERTSON, Roland Alfred – 82, died April 27, 2016, at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow and raised in Westville, he was a son of the late George and Mary (Joseph) Robertson. He was predeceased by brothers, Harry, Gerald and Donald; sisters, Lorraine, Christie and Betty. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette (nee Marsh); children, Peter (Linda), Dan (Kathy) and Sue Ellen; grandchildren: Scott (Lindsay) and Julia (Colin); Victoria and Clark; Keifer and Abbey and their father, Robert Gladwin; brother-in-law, Ron Marsh; sister and brother-in-law, Myrna and Lane Humphreys; and sister-in-law, Jean Robertson; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was employed at Maritime Steel in New Glasgow; Irving Oil in Saint John, NB; Nova Scotia Pulp and Paper in Point Tupper and at Scott Maritimes in Abercrombie, until his retirement in 1992. He loved the outdoors and to spend time at his camp. Funeral was held April 30 at First United Church Hall, Trenton. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Donations may be made to the First United Church in Trenton, the S.P.C.A. or a charity of choice.

MITCHELL, Carol Lee

MITCHELL, Carol Lee – 71, of Halifax, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Carl Mitchell and Doris LeBlanc (Mitchell) (Jenkins). She is survived by her two sons, Kevin Cameron (Kerry), Alberta, and Stephen Cameron (Jennifer Forster), Halifax and six grandchildren. She is also survived by brother, Donald Mitchell. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Cameron. Funeral service was held April 27at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Halifax. Private burial to follow.

MacLENNAN, Charles “Cary”

MacLENNAN, Charles “Cary” – 47, of MacLellan’s Brook passed away on April 28, 2016 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Clifford MacLennan, MacLellan’s Brook and the late Nancy (Davidson) MacLennan. Cary helped out on the family farm, sold firewood and worked for different construction companies, including Weeks Construction and Satellite Construction. He loved nature and spending time fishing. He is survived by his father Clifford, MacLellan’s Brook; sister Angela (Paul) Fraser, Halifax; brothers David “Jake” (Young Mi), South Korea, Sheldon (Shelly), Antigonish; one niece and four nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Nancy. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 4, in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Pictou County SPCA

CAMERON, Timothy Albert “Tim”

CAMERON, Timothy Albert “Tim” – 59, of Dufferin Street, Westville, passed away on May 1, 2016 at home with his family at his side. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Willard and Annie (Lays) Cameron. Tim lived in the family home on Dufferin Street all of his life and enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. He was employed with the Westville Rink for the past 39 years. Tim will be sadly missed by his wife of 20 years, Shelley (Linton) Cameron; son, Scott, at home; daughter, Katie, Halifax. He is also survived by sister, Doris Sampson, Enfield; mother in-law, Diane Jewers, New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Linda Cameron, Middle River; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers Edward and Wayne. A public graveside service will be held today, May 4, at 3 p.m. from St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Gairloch. Donations in memory of Tim may be made to the Westville Rink, the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital or a charity of one’s choice.

Brown, Irene “Rene”

Brown, Irene “Rene” – 81, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of New Glasgow and Liverpool, England, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the Villa. A Celebration of Rene’s life will be held 2-4 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 4, in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Donations may be made in Rene’s memory to the Valley View Villa, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or Aberdeen Health Foundation.

BROWN, Joseph “Joe” Owen

BROWN, Joseph “Joe” Owen – It is with heavy hearts and gratefulness for a life well lived, that we share the news of the death of Joseph “Joe” Owen Brown, 83, on Friday, April 29th at the Maritime Oddfellows Nursing Home, Pictou. Joe was born in New Glasgow, NS, the youngest child of Roderick and Josephine Brown. Joe’s love of all sports began at an early age. He was a renowned hockey player, playing for teams across Pictou County. Joe eventually turned his passion and talents to coaching, instilling his knowledge and love of the game in many young players. In 1995 Joe was honoured by, and inducted into, the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. He was also very proud of his ‘hole-in-one’ on hole #5 at the Pictou Golf Course on October 1st, 1961. Joe spent close to 20 years in St. John’s, Newfoundland, owning and operating the Bull & Bear Pub and Trapper John’s Museum N’Pub. Over the years he “screeched-in” thousands of visitors from near and far. He retired and moved back to Pictou in 1990. Joe will also be remembered for his political involvement on the local, provincial and federal levels. Joe was predeceased by his first wife Catherine; brothers, Roderick and Lawrence; and sister Jean Gunn. Joe is survived by his wife, June; his children: Nancy, Cathy (Agnes), Joey, Gerry (Patricia), Paul (Anna) and Chris (Lisa); his MacKenzie stepchildren: Rod (Shirley), Stephen (Donna), Tim (Teresa), Patty (Mary-Beth) and Kip; his brother, Don and sister, Florence Jordan; his grandchildren: Matthew, Sarah, Blair, Devon, Cameron, Duncan and Sydney; his step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, many dear friends and his furry companion, Teddy. His fun loving nature will be remembered by all. A special thank you to Mary-Beth; Joe’s ‘go to’ girl. At Joe’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service; his body has been donated to Dalhousie University. Memorial donations may be made to Pictou United Church or Stella Maris Church. †