WORKS, Florence Louise – 82, of the Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of Jarvis Street, New Glasgow, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Maritime Odd Fellows Home. Born in New Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mildred (Cake) Bonvie. Florence worked at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow for 37 years. She loved animals and loved to spend time fishing. She is survived by her husband William Cyril “Billy” Works, New Glasgow; brother Fred (Marion) Bonvie, New Glasgow. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a nephew Mike Bonvie. Donations may be made to the Pictou County SPCA.
WHYTEWOOD, Joan Marie – 78, North Main Street, Westville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at her home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Viola (Cantley) Muir of Westville. Joan was an avid reader and gardener. She worked in retail for many years and after her retirement enjoyed her time at the cottage at Big Island where she took great pride in the flowers. Joan will be sadly missed by her husband, Stephen; daughter, Dawn Facey (David), Westville; son, Kim (Anita), Westville; grandchildren Jennifer, Kelly, Conner, Dylan and Rilynn as well as her sister, Marlene Lawrence, Ontario, and brothers, Dougie (Margie), and Bobby (Roxanne), Ontario; Dale Muir, Westville and special friend, Dorothy “Dot” Duggan, Stellarton. She was predeceased, besides her parents, by brothers, Roland and Wayne Muir. Memorial service was held April 9 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville.
WATSON, Norman Allen “Al” – 82, Westville, formerly of Six Mile Brook, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 3, 2015, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his family. Born in Upper Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late Norman and Gertrude (Graham) Watson. Making furniture was his life passion. His life dream came true when he built and ran the Brookside Camp Ground in Six Mile Brook. Al enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Surviving are his partner, Beverley “Bev” Kenny; sons, Peter (Bea), Earltown; David (Shantha) Manotick, Ont.; Kevin (Afshin), Paris, France; daughter, Shelley (Sandy) Langille, Denmark; step-daughter, Gail Roussy, New Glasgow; step-son, Robert “Bobby” Kenny, Trenton; daughter-in-law, Karen Watson, Truro; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; sisters: Roxie (Sid) Whitman, Fredericton, N.B.; Shirley Burns, Trail, B.C.; Flora (Barry) Blauvelt, Floral City, Fla.; Jean Watson, New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Darlene Watson, Scotsburn; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his son, Brian; siblings, Helen Wallace; David; Neil; Virginia and Ronald in childhood. Funeral was held April 8 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home chapel, New Glasgow.
USHER, Howard John – 92, Three Brooks, Pictou County, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 in the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in England on October 9, 1922, he came to Canada at age three. He was the son of the late John Usher and Daisy (Fairminer Usher) MacCready and step son of the late Lib Usher and Alex MacCready. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Olive Irene (MacInnis) Usher on August 27, 2012. Howard had lived in Springhill and Little Harbour, but settled in Three Brooks 64 years ago, having continued to farm until the age of 79. He was retired from Hawker Siddeley and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pictou. He was also interested in horse racing. Howard will be greatly missed by family and friends; sons, Jimmie (Eleanor) Usher, Lower Sackville and Sandy (Donna) Usher, Three Brooks; daughters, Christine (Kenny) Feltmate, Pictou and Irene (Gary) Bray, Old Post Road; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Walter MacInnis and sister-in-law, Christine MacDonald. Funeral was held April 16 from First Presbyterian Church, Pictou. Burial in Haliburton Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.
MASON, C. Bernadette “Bunny” – 34 St. Joseph St., Lourdes, slipped away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2015, in the Aberdeen Hospital, with her family by her side. Born in Trenton, she was a daughter of the late Laughlin and Mary Belle (Langille) McKinnon. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She kept her age fiercely private; saying only that she would admit to being a senior! In her younger years, Bunny was very active with Our Lady of Lourdes Church; the Catholic Women’s League; Brownies and Girl Guides; and would never miss skating on “Band Nights” at the Stellarton Rink. She catered many weddings and other functions. Her expertise in the kitchen was without question; she was well known for the trays of delicious cookies and squares she shared with so many. She was an avid bowler and a much-loved member of the Heather Bowling Lanes family in New Glasgow, making many life-long friends there and in bowling alleys across the province. Since its inception in Pictou County over 30 years ago, she was a dedicated supporter of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters “Bowl for Kids” campaigns. In March 2014, she was humbled to be named as Maritimer of the Week for her dedication to community affairs. She is survived by sons, John (Donna Gurnsey) Napanee, ON; Michael, at home; daughters, Linda Mason, Toronto, ON; Donna (Chester) McMullen, Hardwood Lands, NS; grandchildren: Bernadette (Don) Greer; Lisa Molnar (Ken Willett); Dan (Robin) McMullen; Annalise McMullen (Jason Dorey); Darren McMullen (Rachel Davis); Sarah Mason (Darcey Madam); Aaron Mason (Danika Puhlmann); Ryan Mason (Cassandra Burton); Sabrina Mason; great-grandchildren: Nikki and Ryan Greer; Jordan and MacKenzie Robertson; Lorien McMullen; Dylan and Chloe Willett; Scarlett Madam; nieces: Carol, Phyllis, Judy, Claire, Doris, Catherine Ann; nephews: Gerry, Larry, Jerome, Ralph, Parker, Dan, David, Donnie, Robert, Donald. She was predeceased by her husband Frank; son Charlie; brother Jimmy; sisters Ann MacKenzie and Rita Deagle; numerous nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law. Following Bunny’s wishes her body has been donated to Medical Science at Dalhousie University. A celebration of her life was held April 18, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Donations in Bunny’s memory can be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Aberdeen Hospital, or charity of one’s choice.
MacKENZIE-SMITH, Angelina Marion – of Scotsburn, passed away April 15, 2015 in Colchester Community Hospital, Truro. Angelina was born in the Grace Maternity Hospital, Halifax, on September 13, 1987. Angelina enjoyed listening to music and Barney movies. She also enjoyed her pet dog Beauty, and working at Summer Street Industries. She is survived by her parents James and Brenda Smith and biological father Rick Greene; grandparents, Benvie and Jane Johnson and Hilda Greene; aunts and uncles: Jen and Len Vander Wekken, Alta.; Sheryl and Greg Langille, Ont.; Crystal Johnson and Tracey Johnson, Westville; George Smith and Ruth Smith, Central West River; and Mabel and Russell Burke, Timberlea. She will also be greatly missed by her care givers Dale McLennan, Debbie Palmer and Tracey Johnson. She was predeceased by grandparents Blanchard and Vivian Smith and Gordon Greene. Funeral was April 20 from Christian Fellowship Church, New Glasgow.
MacNEIL, Mary Lillian – 84, of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family April 16, 2015. Lillian was born in Mulgrave to William and Sadie (Benoit) Goodwin. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Bernie MacNeil, her son Paul, her brothers: Anthony, Stephen and John Goodwin. Lillian is survived by her children: twins: Scott (Libby) and Vera Lynn, Bernadette, Kimberly, Edna and Lorne; grandchildren: Shauna, Shannon, Stacey, Matthew, Paige, Lacey, Thomas, Charmaine and Brandon; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; dearest and closest friend, Nancy Lee (Grosvold) Baudoux; siblings: Alex, Clayton, Collie, Carl and Corrine Goodwin. She was a special grandmother to Angela, Anita and Brenton Baudoux. She was grateful to have had such wonderful neighbours on the Vale Road where she lived all her life who truly knew the meaning of being good neighbours. Funeral was held at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, on April 21. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
MacDONALD, Jacqueline Roberta – 84, formerly of Acadia Avenue, Westville, passed away April 15, 2015 at the Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late James Robert and Irene (Dunbar) Fraser. Jacqueline was a former employee of Zellers in New Glasgow and Truro, and Henderson and Nichol Drug Store. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Blue Mountain. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her children, Marion Taylor, Truro; George Frederick (Linda) Taylor, Alberta; James Taylor, Alberta; Judith (Edwin) Robertson, Westville; Bonny (Everett) MacDonald, Alberta; Wayne (Nancy) Taylor, Alberta; Diane Munroe, Westville; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild expected soon. She was predeceased by her first husband James Taylor, second husband Alan MacDonald, a son Murray Richard Taylor, sisters Florence Osborne, June Chennell and Audrey Anderson. Funeral was held April 21 at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial will take place at a later date in the Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society, the Pictou County VON or the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou.
KELLY, Patrick Hugh Sr. – passed away April 17, 2015 at the Aberdeen hospital at the age of 90. Pat was born in Trenton on August 20, 1924 to the late Frank and Mary Alice (Hanes) Kelly. He is survived by his loving wife Marion (Russell) of 71 years; daughters Cherry and Shan; grandchildren: Darla, Tim, Craig, Troy, Sean, Vicki, Tracy, Devon, Meaghan, Ryan and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sisters Alevna and Carol. Pat was predeceased by his son, Patrick (Bup) Kelly Jr.; sisters: Mary, Martha, Emma; brothers Frank and Eddie. After 35 years of service with the Nova Scotia Power Comm., Pat retired to enjoy trips to the camp in Guysborough fishing with family and friends, suntanning, listening to the radio while shining his car. Pat had a passion for hockey playing with various teams in Pictou County in his younger years and was still an avid hockey fan. No visitation by request.
CLARK, Mildred “Millie” (nee Latimer) – 91, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 12, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in Lancaster County, Durham, England, she was a daughter of the late William Askew and Rachel (Goodchild) Latimer. Millie was five years old when she left England with her family. They made a harrowing voyage from Southampton to Halifax aboard the SS Arabic, landing at Pier 21. The Latimers initially settled in the Seafoam area of Nova Scotia, later moving to Westville. Millie was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles every day. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Just prior to entering Palliative Care, Millie lived on her own. Millie’s family is deeply grateful for the ongoing support that daughter Lee provided over the years to help mom maintain her independence. Surviving are her children: Lee (Gerard) Pellerine, New Glasgow; Kent (Deborah) Clark, Tennessee, USA; Gail MacLeod (Richard King) Middle Sackville; Peter (Dianne) Clark, Quispamsis, NB; grandchildren: Todd (Wanda) Pellerine, Aaron (Jody) Pellerine, Zachary (Savanah) Clark, Pamela Clark (Alexander Arvelo-McQuaig), Justin (Hailey) Clark, and Daniel (Kailynn) Clark; great-grandchildren: Noah and Abby Pellerine, Brianna Clark. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Howard Clark; brother, George Henry Latimer; grandson, Robbie MacLeod. As per Millie’s wishes, there will not be any public viewing. A private family service will be held at a later date at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Millie’s memory to Children’s Wish Foundation Of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter, Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton or the Aberdeen Health Palliative Care Unit Endowment.
SCHIJNS, Eva Emily – 78, of Hopewell, passed away April 11, 2015 at her home. Eva was born in Eureka on December 6, 1936. She was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Hazel (Taylor) Horton. Dearly loved mother of Debbie Northrup (Larry),Walden; John Schijns (Joyce),Stewiacke; Marie Julian, Moncton; Michael Schijns (Kendra), Calgary; Edward Schijns Jr. (Cheryl), Halifax; Phyllis Boutilier (Gary), Beaver Bank. She also leaves her 16 cherished grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and was a dear sister to Evelyn Sharp, Margaret Webb and brother Robert Horton. She was predeceased by her husband and greatest love Edward James Schijns, sister Marie Smith and brother Jack Horton. Eva She loved the simple life being surrounded by family and friends and her devoted furry friends Winnie and Winston. Eva loved country music and flowers and always looked forward to the bloom of her beautiful peonies. Her remains will rest at the H.W. Angus Funeral home, New Glasgow for visiting from 2-4pm Thursday from where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Burial at a later date in Hopewell Cemetery.
SANGSTER, Irma D. – 84, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Linacy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2015 as a result of Alzheimer disease. Born in New Harbour, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late George Tupper and Catherine Margaret (Lowe) Luddington. She was a graduate of Provincial Normal College and was a teacher prior to her marriage. Her most outstanding career was that of cherished wife and mother. Irma was a member of the former Calvary Temple Church (Life Centre), New Glasgow and was a foster parent with the Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Alex; daughters: Shirley (Mark Steinhart); Leanne Sangster; Patti (Keith) Cameron; sons, Michael (Tara) Sangster; Jeff (Angela Cavanagh); grandchildren: Nicole (Richard Baker), Lauren Steinhart, Krista Steinhart and Azi Lim; Jake (Stacey) Arbuckle, Jonah (Valerie) Arbuckle, Tyler Arbuckle(Matt Dixon); Brody Cameron (Joanne Fex), Emily (Rocco) Agostini; Brendan Sangster, Trevor Sangster; Maddy Sangster and Gracie Sangster; great-grandchildren: Jack and Charlie Baker; Kashel Arbuckle; Olivia and Charlie Arbuckle; Eliot Arbuckle, Ava Dixon, Isabella Dixon; Luciano Agostini and Clara Agostini; sisters: Evelyn Willett, Eileen Wilson, Jean (Watson) Sangster, Ina Burke; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her infant son, Timothy and brother, Roland. Funeral service was held April 9 in P & K MacDonald Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour.
RYAN, Elizabeth Jessie “Liz” – 79, High Crest Home, New Glasgow, formerly of Port Hawkesbury, passed away peacefully, Friday April 3, 2015, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in Port Hawkesbury, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Jessie (MacIntyre) Ryan. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow. Also was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29, Trenton. Liz loved to bake, dance, listening to music and spending time with her family. Surviving are her daughters, Donna (Darren) Gifford, Alberta; Ronalda (Jamie) Sangster, Trenton; Bernadette Stewart (Rob Rondelet), Merigomish; three step-children; grandchildren: Kelly Gifford; Kayla, Patrick, Brianna, Brittany and Jamie Lee Sangster; Jordan, Samantha, Holly, Nick Stewart; 13 step-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Doris Lewis; special niece, Crystal; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her common-law-husband, of 30 years, Rolland L. Fraser; and twenty-one siblings. Funeral was held April 8 in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow. Interment at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
PACE, Loretta Janet – formerly of Trenton, passed away at Valley View Villa on April 8, 2015 at the age of 93. Born in Glace Bay, Dec.19, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John and Janet (Terrifield) Hiscock and the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a proud member of the congregation of Saint Augustine Anglican Church in Trenton until its closing. She was a long serving member of the Steeltown Friendly Group and a regular in the Friday Rummoli crowd. Fond memories were created during the many years as a member of the Good Term Campers. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd and her five brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her son, Douglas (Michele) Truro; four grandchildren: Nikki (Lionel Clarke) Pace, Brentwood; Kimberlee (Rob) Milberry, Truro; Corey (Serena) Shortliffe, Truro; and Ashlyn Stevens, Truro; as well as four great-grandchildren: Kiran, Avi, Brayden and Hunter. Funeral was held April 12 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Interment will occur at a later date.
NICHOLSON, Mary Gladys – 92, formerly of Bennett Street and Highcrest Place, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 6, 2015 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, surrounded by family, following a short battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of New Glasgow, Gladys was born at home on 1 July, 1922 to the late Daniel and Martha Jane (DeYoung) Pitts. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband Donnie, siblings: Hattie, Clarence, William Patrick and Billy. She will be forever missed by her only child Martha (Healy), son-in-law Paul, beloved grandchildren: Danielle (Jamie), Alexander (Sabra), Maggie, Adam, Tristan and Kathleen, adored great-grandchildren Jack and Lily, sister Jeanette (Roy) Chapman, goddaughter and special niece Marcia Matheson, dear family friend Ann Moore, many nieces and nephews, many grandnieces and grandnephews. Gladys had fond memories of her years growing up on Albert Street and Fraser’s Mountain and had many wonderful stories of her time working at the Gun Shop during WWII. She was assistant manager of Gammell’s Jewellery Store for 39 years and made hundreds of friends during her years at “The Store”. She was an avid walker and skater and was well-known for her graceful style on the ice. She loved going to the rinks, racers in hand, to skate to the bands, and made sure she was in shape by walking for hours in the evenings. There is no visitation by request. Gladys had made the decision several years ago to donate her body to the medical research program at Dalhousie University and her wishes have been honoured.
TOMLINSON, Sterling “Dale” – 84, of Abercrombie, passed away on April 7, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow surrounded by his loving family. Born in Stellarton, he was the son of the late Leslie and Clara (Wilson) Tomlinson. In his early years, Dale was a coal miner, then an infantryman with the RCD. Following this, he worked in construction for a number of years; eventually finishing his working life as a special needs school bus driver. “He was the kindest sort and had a heart of gold,” but he will be forever remembered and loved for “his most infectious laugh” and jovial spirit. Dale is survived by his loving partner Jeannie Jardine; his children: Leo (Karen) Tomlinson, Kingston; Lynda Dale Tomlinson, Riverton; Gloria (Jim) Foley, Edmonton; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his step-children: Derek Jardine, New Glasgow; Donna Jardine, Halifax; Dara (Reg) Luce, Halifax; his brothers Leonard Tomlinson, Grimsby and Cecil (Shirley) Tomlinson, Burlington, as well as his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Harold, his sisters Pearl and Jean and sister-in-law Theresa. There will be no visitation or service by the request of Dale. Burial in the Riverton Cemetery at a later date.
PLAMONDON, Jean Paul Maurice – 72, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Foxbrook, passed away April 10, 2015 in the Manor surrounded by his family. Born in Quebec City, he was a son of the late, Paul and Blanche (Goubout) Plamondon. Prior to retirement, he was employed at Michelin Tire, Granton for 26 years. Jean Paul was a faithful member of Christian Fellowship Church, New Glasgow. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and the outdoors. Jean Paul loved playing cards with his family. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mildred “Millie” (Ogden); children, Nicole Plamondon, (Wayne Huttges), Alberta; Danny Plamondon, Foxbrook; Paul Plamondon (Jennifer McDuffee) Thompson,Man.; Mike Plamondon, Foxbrook; Diane Plamondon, Truro; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters: Denise, Louisette and Nicole, Quebec; Jacque (Denise), Fernand (June), Raymond, Quebec; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his grandson, Matthew Chappell; sister, Micheline. Funeral was held April 13 in Christian Fellowship Church.
MARTIN, Sheila Winnifred (Ernst) – Beamsville, Ont./Pictou, passed away March 21, 2015 at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimbsy, Ont., at the age of 66 after a lengthly illness. She was the eldest daughter of the late Lauchie (Babe) and Lila Ernst, Pictou. Sheila was a graduate of Pictou Academy’s 1965 commercial class. She worked in Halifax for several years where she met her husband, Joe. In 1968 as a young married couple, Sheila and Joe moved to Ontario. She soon began working for Fruitbelt Trucking Company. By 1986 she formed her own trucking company, S. Martin Cartage Inc. As a woman working in the transport industry, in an owner’s position was quite unusual at the time for an industry mostly dominated by men. This role earned Sheila much respect and allowed her to make many friends who were involved in the transportation industry throughout Ontario. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 46 years, Joe and their daughter Audra-Leigh (Dan) Alexander and twin grandsons Jackson and Carter, Stoney Creek, Ont. Also mourning the loss of her sister, Sharon MacCarthy, Bayview, niece Kristine (Jason) MacMillan and their children Mallory and Tucker, Bayview, nephew Paul MacCarthy, Bayview and sister-in-law Florence Martin, Halifax. Sheila enjoyed bowling, which she gained a love of this sport from her mother and her husband. She was a founding member of the Niagara Peninsula Women’s Tenpin Bowling association in 1979; she became the first president. In 2004 Sheila was made a life member of this bowling association. She enjoyed golfing in her spare time and watching baseball. She was a big Red Socks fan, often attending games at Boston’s Fenway Park. Sheila had a passion for travelling which she shared with her husband; together they travelled extensively throughout the U.S and Canada. Sheila also enjoyed collecting antiques, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brother-in-law Lloyd MacCarthy, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral took place at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home, Grimbsy, Ont., on March 26, 2015.
MUNROE, Aracelis “Chella” – 37 of Stellarton passed away April 9, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Tumeremo, Venezuela, she was the daughter of Argenis and Carmen (Campos) Moreno. Moving here from Venezuela in 2006 with her husband and two young sons, she adjusted to the many changes in her life with zeal and determination. Cold winters were a vastly new experience for her but she appreciated the beauty of the changing seasons and embraced the work involved with each. She took great pride in achieving beauty in her home both inside and out and was a devoted and loving wife and mother. A very happy day for her was when after much hard work and study she received her Canadian citizenship. Her strong will and determination was evident not only through lifestyle changes but during her illness. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Michael; sons Roy and Angus; daughter Isabella; sisters Salome, Gabriella, and Valentina all of Venezuela and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews both in Canada and Venezuela. There will be no visitation or services at this time.
MacFARLANE, Kenneth Leo “Ken” – 86, of the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow formerly of Stellarton passed away April 11, 2015 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Truro on August 3, 1928 he was a son of the late Frederick James and Zylpha (Wheaton) MacFarlane. Ken grew up in Truro in a large blended family, having been the youngest of 17 children. His first job was a night watchman position at the local Stanfield’s Plant. He married Ruth Davis, his high school sweetheart on July 27, 1950, and moved to the Annapolis Valley to pursue a career as a high tension lineman for the NS Light and Power Company. The family then moved to Stellarton in 1956, where, he started his own electrical contracting company, Lightning Electric Limited, having worked as an electrical contractor on many of the commercial, industrial and residential developments in the Pictou County and Port Hawkesbury areas until his retirement in 2000. All of his five sons worked for his company at some point, with three becoming professional electricians. He was a member of the Stellarton Lions Club, serving as King Lion in 1974. He was a member of Fuller I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 5 until its closure, serving as secretary for many years. He was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, serving on several boards over the years. He was also a member of a men’s barber shop style chorale for several years, singing tenor and later bass roles. Ken and Ruth danced with the Trenton Twirlers for several years. A hunter and woodsmen of the highest order, Ken was also a member of the Thistle Handgun Club where he won many provincial and national competitions on behalf of the club and the province. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Ruth Thelma MacFarlane, Stellarton; five sons: David (Marlene),Hantsport; Chris (Veronica), Stellarton; Kimberley (Debbie), Stellarton; Gregory (Sylvie), Ottawa; Robert (Claire), Eureka; a sister Alice Rose Boutilier, Truro. He was affectionately known as “Grampie Grizz” by his grandchildren, Shaun, Meaghan, Chrisgina (Kevin)Avery, Violet, Elizabeth, Brittany, Maxim, Ian, Kristen and Kimberlee; and 6 great-grandchildren, Karleigh, Sienna, Christopher, Luke, Kennedy Ruth and Joseph. He was predeceased by a granddaughter Victoria Ashley; brothers, Cecil MacFarlane, George MacFarlane, Frederick MacFarlane; Burton Griffith, Joseph Griffith, David MacFarlane, Herbert MacFarlane, Dexter MacFarlane in infancy; sisters, Elsie Forrester, Bessie Blades, Evalina Griffith, Lillian Etter, Jacqueline MacIndoe, Harriet Langille and Elixis in infancy. Funeral service was held April 14 from Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. Burial will take place at a later date at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
MAHONEY, John Daniel – Golfer, world traveller, grandfather. Passed away at age 66 at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax on April 2, 2015. A life-long New Glasgow resident, John was a son of Jack and Betty Mahoney. He retired from a career in sales, most recently at H. Paulin & Co. He was an avid golfer and long-time member of the Abercrombie Golf and Country Club. He loved to spend time fly fishing on the local rivers and the beautiful Margaree. He travelled the world with his wife of 42 years, Marion, and spent winters in Florida and South Carolina after retiring. John was a proud grandfather of five little ones who were the sparkle of his life. John is survived by his wife Marion; daughter Jill (Cheyenne), Toronto; son Matthew (Nancy), Sackville, N.B.; grandchildren Finn, Alice, Callie, Cian and Jane; sister Carol Mitchell (Ernie); brothers Leith (Mabel), Terry (Teresa), Glen (Ramona); brother-in-law John MacGregor (Arlene); sister-in-law Edith Turner; many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Stephen (Margaret). Funeral was held April 7 at Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
MacAULAY, Bessie A. – 104 of Seafoam, died at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow on Friday, April 10, 2015. Born in Westville on May 6th, 1910, the daughter of David E. and Catherine (MacDonald) MacKenzie. She moved with her parents in 1911 to Elm Valley Farm in Durham where she spent her childhood. Bessie began her teaching career at the age of 17 in Upper Mount Thom School and retired in 1971 from Patterson Elementary School after 38 years of teaching. During the Second World War, she worked as a clerk at the shipyard in Pictou. In 1943, Bessie married Alec MacMaster of Seafoam where they lived a happy and active life. She was a valued member of St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Toney River. She served on the Board of Managers, a life member of the Atlantic Missionary Society, a member of the Ladies Aid, The Christian Education Committee, The Ladies Bible Study, and a faithful choir member for many years. Bessie is survived by her sister Edith Fraser; predeceased by three brothers and one sister; also, predeceased by husbands Alec MacMaster, Lester Battist, and Tom MacAulay. A celebration of Bessie’s life will be held in St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Toney River, today April 15th at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment will be in The Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date.
LOGAN, Dorothy Elizabeth – 91 of Westville passed away peacefully on Friday, April 10, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow with her loving family by her side. She was a daughter of the late William and Roxena (Nicholson) Clark. She is survived by her children, June Nixon (Charles), Vancouver; Vonnie Hale (Jud), Truro; Clarke (Susan Green), New Glasgow; her grandchildren Lisa, Charles (Jr.), Jerry, Jennifer, Bonnie Jean, and Jonathan;. She lived to enjoy her 10 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jack, Elsie, Claudia, Jennika, Jayda, Keevan, Zack, Mullen and Riley. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bill; three brothers, Bill, Murray and Johnny Clark , in-laws Jean Clark; James and Doris Logan; Gordon and Louise Logan; Thurza Rutherford; Winnie and Roy Bigsley, Rita and Leonard Nicholson. She will fondly remembered by sisters-in-law, Irene Clark, Calgary; Dorothy Boehk- Clark, New Glasgow and brother-in-law Chet Rutherford, Truro and many nieces and nephews. She loved her friends and always helped them whenever she could. She especially enjoyed working with her mother at the Rotary suppers and the church. She spent her life surviving others, especially caring for her mother, her father, and her husband in their times of need. She was an avid bingo player, enjoying the social times with her many friends. A family service was held at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville on April 13.
HALLIDAY, Jean Helen – 94, of Porters Lane, formerly of Victoria Street, Westville, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Mary (Kennedy) Rundle. She is survived by her sons, Harold (Jennie), Westville; Russell (Alain), Churchville; grandchildren: Randy, Laura, Ryan, Michelle, Stephen and Chris; great-grandchildren: Emma, Justine and Adam; great-great-granddaughter, Layla, and sister, Eileen Daley, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Luther; son, Blair; sisters: Martha, Ida and Mabel, and brothers: Clarence, Tom and Jim Rundle. Her funeral service was held from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Spring burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
HALE, Kathleen “Kay” (Joudrey) – 91, North Street, Westville, passed away on April 9, 2015, in Valley View Villa. Born on May 26, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Seymour and Irene (Barry) Joudrey. She worked for years at Glen Haven Manor as a dietitian. She loved to have people come in for tea; enjoyed their trips to the trailer, and was one of the founding members of the Westville Ladies Auxiliary to the Westville Fire Department for 30 years. She is survived by her children: Barry Hale (Sadie); Sandra Watters (Rae); Darlene Chaulk (Wayne Smith); Valerie MacDonald (Albert); sister, Shirley Bonner; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Joudrey and Jackie Joudrey; grandchildren: Barry Avery (Janet), Tracey Dunn (Troy), Wayne Hale (Michelle Ward), Marlo Cooper (Nick), Scott Hale (Holly), Lisa MacDonald (Ken Greenich), Jason MacDonald, Meghan Nicholson (Shane); great-grandchildren: Ashley, Cody, Brittany, Bradley, Mitchell, Meghan, Connor, Ethan, Kameryn, Jackson, Dylan, Keelyn, and Kenzie; great-great-grandchildren, Jack and Harper Jane Kendall. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lorne Berton “Bert” Hale; brothers, Willard, Bill, and Barry Joudrey, and her beloved dog Chester. Her funeral service was held April 12 from St. Paul United Church, Westville. Spring burial in St. Bee’s Cemetery.