WOODACRE, Eleanor Margaret – Pictou, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 16, 2015. She was born in Pictou on Feb. 6, 1925 to Alonzo and Mae (McCormack) Lyons. She was a lifelong resident of Pictou. She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Jim Woodacre and their four daughters, Diane (Richard Sherman), Elmsdale; Gail (Bill MacDonald), Pictou; Myrna (Scott Aitken), Pictou; Brenda, Pictou and son, Kendall (Ronalda) Woodacre, Medicine Hat, AB.; daughters-in-law, Ruth Woodacre, Caribou River and Leslye Woodacre, Williamswood, Halifax Regional Municipality. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 13 ¾ great grandchildren. Eleanor was predeceased by three sons whom she missed every day, Bevan, Wayne and Blaine. She was a member the CWL for 45 years, and of the TOPS organization. She and her husband travelled to Cuba for 16 consecutive years making many lifelong friends. She loved watching her son, Wayne, play hockey and was one of his loudest fans. Her favourite NHL player was Wayne Gretzky and he became a household name. She celebrated his birthday every year. Her family always came first and she was known to all as “Nannie Weeker.” She loved celebrating and having parties. There were lots of laughs and memories made. Donations can be made to Pictou County Chapter of the Victoria Order of Nurses or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. Funeral mass was celebrated January 20 from Stella Maris Church.
URQUHART, Christena “Brownie” – formerly of Plymouth Park and Stellarton, passed away January 15, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit following several weeks of declining health. She was in her 90th year. Brownie will be remembered as a small feisty woman with a strong faith in her God, family and friends. She valued and enjoyed the basic things of life – caring for children (many), helping others, working tirelessly, knitting, a game of scrabble, working on puzzles, walking miles, spending time with family and friends. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton for over 60 years. She was a valued member of her community. Brownie was the daughter of the late Tom and Gertrude (Joudrey) MacEwan of Westville. A coal miner’s family, she was one of 14 brothers and sisters. She was married to the late Donald A. Urquhart of Plymouth Park. She lived in the Park for over 50 years, having raised her five children there. Brownie was predeceased by her husband, Donald; son, Percy; grandson, Lars Ormond; brothers: Bobby, Percy, Allister, Harry, Chester and sisters Jean and Muriel. She is survived by daughters: Dawn (Bill) Ormond, Jean (Eric) Williams, Mary Ann (Reg) Cameron; son Dan (Sue Getson); 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brothers: Nelson, Richard, Gleason (Judy), Elwood (Doris); and sisters June and Trixie; and sister-in-law Shirley. A service of celebration of Brownie’s life was held January 18 at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel, Stellarton. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Brownie may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society or a charity of your choice.
SHARP, Eleanor Ruth – 99 of Trenton Road, New Glasgow, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth (Anderson) Sharp. Eleanor was a life long resident of New Glasgow. She was a member of the Christian Brethren who meet at the Gospel Hall, New Glasgow. Eleanor had a passion for cooking, loved to paint in her younger years and was interested in the Arts. She played both violin and piano on many occasions, not only for her own enjoyment, but also for the enjoyment of her many friends. Eleanor had a strong faith in her Lord and was a shining example to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Eleanor had a great sense of humour and showed a caring interest in all her friends and acquaintances. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are several cousins in British Columbia, Michigan and Wales. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, and sisters Isabella and Daisy. Funeral was held January 17 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home. Burial will be in the family lot in the Lorne Street Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.
SCHMITT, Michael “Mike” Cairns – 44, of Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Mike was born on December 2, 1970 in Pictou, the son of Margaret (Henderson) Schmitt and the late Lothar Schmitt. Survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Karyn MacKinnon; their children Julia Schmitt, Brody Schmitt, and Brayden Schmitt. Mother Margie, sisters Linda (David) Charbonneau (Hammonds Plains), Tanya (Scott) Boone (Yellowknife). Parents-in-law, Jim and Elaine MacKinnon (Truro); and sister-in-law, Jill (Koko) Gillis (Guelph); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents John Cairns and Bertha (Lowden) Henderson; paternal grandparents Heinrich and Berta Schmitt of Germany; father Lothar and an infant brother John Mark. Mike worked as Operations Manager for the Tim Hortons Warehouse in Debert for 20 years. He was valued and respected by his staff and coworkers. Mike was a dedicated husband and father, he put everyone’s needs around him ahead of his own, even on days he wasn’t feeling well. Mike lived every moment for his family. His children were his life, he was over the moon proud of his children and their accomplishments. Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the spring of 2013; just a few weeks before his diagnosis their Golden retriever, Jersey, joined the family. Jersey’s arrival thought to be poor timing turned out to be the best thing possible for the entire family. Jersey was Mike’s loyal companion, never leaving his side. Mike was passionate about hockey, whether that be coaching or watching. Mike’s family will have forever memories of watching Bruins games with him as he yelled or cheered at his team. Mike leaves a void not only with his family, but with the community, the players and his hockey families. Mike loved coaching minor hockey and gave countless hours to the sport. He believed in making players better people not just better hockey players. Mike’s sons have a special quote for their dad from their favorite movie “The Sandlot”… “Heroes get remembered, but Legends never die.” Funeral service was held January 17 at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Donations can be made to an education trust fund set up at the Scotiabank “Schmitt Children’s Trust”.
PITTS, Katherine “Jean” – 87 of Thorburn, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 12, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late Evan and Edith (MacDonald) MacDonald. Jean was a resident of Thorburn for most of her life. She was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church for over 70 years where she taught Sunday School and was a former choir member. Jean was also a member of the Esther Mission Circle AMS. She was also a charter member of the Ladies Aux. of the Thorburn Fire Dept. Jean was involved with the District 13 Recreation and Planning Commission and the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Rink, volunteering with the minor hockey association. Surviving are a daughter Joanne (Kent) MacKnight, MacLellan’s Brook; sons: Randall “Randy” (Cindy) Pitts, Linacy; Bradley (Paula) Pitts, Linacy; Lyle (Crystal) Pitts, Merigomish; grandchildren: Amy (Jim) Morrison, Ryan, Kevin and Evan; step-grandchildren, David and Wayne; step-great-granddaughter Rayna; a brother Fred (Marie) MacDonald, New Glasgow. Jean was predeceased by her husband Francis, a son Noel and a grandson Justin MacKnight. Funeral service was held January 15 from the Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. Burial in the Thorburn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society of the Aberdeen Hospital, Union Presbyterian Church or to the Thorburn Cemetery Association.
MacLEOD, Treva Arleen – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Treva Arleen MacLeod, formerly of Westville, on her 84th birthday, January 14, 2015 in Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou. Born on January 14, 1931 in Pleasant Ridge, N.B. she was a daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Darling) Long. Treva is survived by her children: Donna (Robert) Weaver, Pictou; Roger (Susan), Churchville; Trudy (Doug) Campbell, Bedford; Lori (Donald) Bourque, Dartmouth; and Wendy (A.J.) Mathias, Westville Rd.; her grandchildren: Michael, Christopher and Rebekah Weaver; Stephen, Travis and Ryan MacLeod; Brendon and Sean Campbell; Jesse and Zoë Bourque; Holly, Paige, Abigail and Ethan Mathias; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby, Francis and Raymond; sisters Elva, Marion and Judy. Treva was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Doug MacLeod; son Bruce; brothers, Burt and Wilbur and sisters Florence and Shirley. Treva’s life was making a loving home for her family. She loved special moments with her grandchildren and was proud of her great-grandchildren. Treva was a member of St. Paul United Church, Westville where she was active in the U.C.W. and Sunday School. She was also a member of St. Luke’s United Church, Salt Springs where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Funeral service was held at St. Paul United Church, Westville, on January 17. Spring interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to the Maritime Odd Fellows Home or a charity of one’s choice
MacIVOR, Donna Marie – 73. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Donna on January 11, 2015 with her family at her side. She was born in New Glasgow on December 31, 1941. Donna was a loving wife to her husband and best friend Jim MacIvor of 51 wonderful and memory filled years. Donna dedicated her entire life to her love of family and neighbours who always held a special place in her heart. Donna was an avid reader, loved to travel and feed the neighbourhood wildlife. Donna will be sadly missed by her husband, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and all of her extended family members, special cousins and friends, all of whom she loved so dearly. She is survived by her husband, Jim MacIvor; sons: Jonathan (Allison) MacIvor; David (Lynn) MacIvor; grandchildren: Danielle, Andrew, Andrea, Sophie and Jaxon MacIvor; in-laws: Judy and Jim Martin. She was predeceased by her father Donald Fitzgerald; grandparents, Dan and Bess Fitzgerald, aunt and uncle, Arabelle and Lee Dartt, granddaughter, Miranda MacIvor. Funeral service was held January 15 in First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Burial will be at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit or the Pictou County S.P.C.A.
MacDONALD, Gerald David “Mutt” – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerald David “Mutt” MacDonald of Thorburn in his 67th year. Born on September 18th, 1947 in New Glasgow, he was a son of Anna (Ryan) MacDonald, Thorburn and the late John MacDonald. Gerald operated his well drilling business from his home in Thorburn for 38 years. He was an active member of the Nova Scotia Ground Water Association and a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Thorburn. Gerald will be remembered for his quick wit, his opinion and his colorful language. He is survived by his wife Ann (Morton) MacDonald, son Darrell (Audrey); two grandsons Branden and Aaren MacDonald; brothers: Michael (Judy), Vancouver; Damian, Thorburn; Gregory (Margie) Plymouth; sister Ellen (Bob) Peters, Lismore; brother-in-law Jackie (Ann) Morton, Ontario; sister-in-law Brenda (Gerard) Currie, Trenton; many nieces and nephews. Gerald was predeceased by an infant son Mark and son Paul. Mass of Christian burial was January 19 in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Thorburn. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
KAY, G. Allan – 54, Pictou, went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Albert Edward and Edith Cavell (Taylor) Kay. He was a jack of all trades who possessed a special ingenuity for problem solving. Allan was employed with Travelodge Suites, New Glasgow and was well-known within the company. Allan was a hard worker and a devoted father, who was very proud of his children. For Allan life has changed, not ended. His faith was in Christ, who said I am the resurrection and the life, he that believes in me will never die. Surviving are his wife, Katherine Kay, Stellarton; children, Jonathan (Alexie) Kay, Lisa (Michael) Bennett, Jason Kay, all of Halifax; grandchildren, Hannah and Charlotte Kay, Kayden and Kinsly Bennett; sisters, Betty Fraser, Toronto, Ont.; Jean (Gerald) Lockhart, Scotch Hill; Alice (Len) Richards, Loch Broom; brothers, John (Marion) Kay, Trenton; Peter (Gail) Kay, Stellarton; sister-in-law, Tricia Clarke, Burlington, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Michael Clarke. In honour of Allan’s wishes a private celebration of his life will be held.
DUNN, John Michael Leonard – 63, of New Glasgow passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his family. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Leo and Marjorie June (Adams) Dunn. Michael had been employed with the former Trenton Works, Punch and Shears Department for many years. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34, New Glasgow. Michael enjoyed playing darts, playing pool and reading. Surviving are his wife, Patty Weeks; step-son, Stephen (Angela) MacDonald, Stellarton; brothers, Patrick Dunn, Brookfield; Dennis Dunn, New Brunswick; step-grandson, Lucas Hemwood, New Glasgow; several nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by step-son, Patrick Weeks. Funeral service was held January 19 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow.
DeCOSTE, Lloyd Daniel – 67, of Trafalgar, formerly of Westville, and New Glasgow, passed away suddenly on Monday evening, January 12, 2015 at his home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Victor and Mary (Avery) DeCoste. Lloyd was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to sport fish , hunt, and going to the camp with the boys. Lloyd liked hockey and music, especially listening to his grandson’s music. He will be dearly missed by his wife Trudy (Copp); daughter, Susan Oliver (Doug); sons, Joe (Fran), and Lloyd (Debbie), all of Westville; grandchildren, Victoria and Alexandra Oliver; Robert DeCoste; Corey DeCoste and George Fraser DeCoste; brothers, Clarence (Faye), Joe (Judy), and Parker (Pat); mother-in-law Gertie Copp; and brother-in-law Bryce Copp (Gail). He was predeceased by his sister Velma MacPherson. Memorial service was held January 15 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Spring interment will be in MacLeod’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. or a charity of choice.
COPELAND, Lillian – 91, of Pictou, passed away Jan. 17, 2015 in Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born on March 3, 1923, in Northumberland, England, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Ann (Tellum) McCauley. She moved with her family to Canada when she was two years old. Lillian worked for many years alongside her parents at the Mayflower Restaurant in Lyons Brook, which they owned and operated, and then she worked for the Department of Highways until her retirement. Lillian lived at the Valley View Villa for the past four years where she was well cared for and was dearly loved. Lillian is survived by sons, Allen (Glenda) Roberts, Saltsprings; Henry (Murial) Roberts, Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Michelle, Virginia, Myrna-Lori, Starr, Melissa; and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Roberts; second husband, Norman Copeland; brother, Harry McCauley. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m today, Wednesday, in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Donations in her memory may be made to a Canadian Cancer Society or Valley View Villa.
CAMERON, Audrey Ivy Eliza (Palmer) – formerly of Caledonia and Jubilee Park, Stellarton, and most recently of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow passed away on Jan. 16, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit at the age of 94. Born in Lower Caledonia on Sept. 21, 1920, she was a daughter of the late David and Minnie (George) Palmer. Audrey grew up in Lower Caledonia and later met Donald E. and eventually settled in Caledonia, making that their home for 60 years. Audrey spent her days busy raising their 10 children with the attitude of “what’s one more?” when anyone came to stay. She spent many years assisting her husband with the family farm and later, the family forestry business where she cooked in the camp and was office manager. Audrey was very active in the community with her church, school and community hall events. She was a true believer in “what will be, will be” and “busy hands are happy hands.” Audrey enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting. She also enjoyed camping, spending time in her home in Florida, reading and a good competitive game of cards. She is survived by her children, Harold (Elaine), Caledonia; Eleanor (Richard) Holmes, Edmonton, AB; Judy (Fraser) MacDonald, SunnyBrae; Hector (Marilyn), Rimby, AB; Ronnie (Janice), MacLellan’s Brook; Susan (Philip) Cameron, MacPherson’s Mills; Cathy (Craig) Langille, Antigonish; 32 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister Kaye Sharpe, SunnyBrae; daughters-in-law Diane, Phyllis and Helen Cameron, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Donald E. Cameron, sons Donald and Wayne, a daughter Leona Cameron, son-in-law Clarence, a brother Geordie Palmer, and a sister, Evelyn Sharpe. Funeral service was held January 20 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial in the Bethel Cemetery, Caledonia. Donations in memory of Audrey may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society or to a charity of one’s choice.
BOS, Theo (Ted) P. – 68, of Bridgeville, passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Voorburg, the Netherlands, Theo was a son of the late Henoch and Lena Bos. He was predeceased by brothers Kees, Huib, Henry, Henoch and sister Haddy. He is survived by his loving wife Nancy Katherine (Johnson); sisters Trudy (Isabel Urlings) and Cathy Patnovic; daughter Kimberly Frances (Shannon Allen); sons Theodore Peter Henoch (Kelly Johnson) and Edward Charles “Ian”; grandchildren Kirsten, Dustin, Jordan, Joseph, Jesse as well as extended family Bud (Thelma) Macpherson and Wayne (Susan) Mackay along with several nieces and nephews. Theo was a proud Canadian who moved here in 1965, married the love of his life and spent 47 happy years building a life together with her. Theo was a successful entrepreneur for close to 30 years before retiring and starting his second career as a bus driver for the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. These were some of his happiest years, building relationships with the children as well as his fellow bus drivers and he smiled broadly until his last day recounting stories and memories. Private burial will take place at Bridgeville Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in Theo’s name to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
WHYNACHT, Isabel – 67, of New Glasgow, passed on January 5, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born April 16, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen (Rice) Wilson. She is survived by her husband Clayton; children, Frank Hart, Ont.; Paul Hart, Alberta; Sheldon Hart, Ont.; step-children, Cynthia Underwood, Pictou; and Paul Whynacht, at home; brothers, Richard, Linacy; Robert “Bobby”, Linacy; Ronald (Mona), Union Centre; George, Scotsburn; John Henry, Landsdowne; sisters, Gloria Crawford, Union Centre; Corrinne Fraser (Bill), Ont.; Judy Penny (Bill), Westville. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by sister Sharon Logan-Martell. Grave side service was held January 8 at Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin.
WALLER, Eric Boyd – 61, of Durham, Pictou County, died January 5, 2015 in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born October 20, 1953 in Pictou, Eric was a son of Dorothy (Graham) Waller and the late John Waller. He worked as an electrician and in the woods. He is survived by his son, Thomas (Megan Hartling); grandson, Nathan; brothers, David (Judy) and Barry; sister, Beverley. He was predeceased by his wife, Peggy; sister, Shirley; and nephew, Trevor. A graveside committal service was held January 8 in Durham Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
PURVIS, Clifford James – Walkerville. Cliff was born in New Glasgow, a son of the late Clifford and Gertrude (Baglole) Purvis. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy serving on the Bonaventure and several destroyers during his tenure. He was a retired employee of Trenton Works. Cliff enjoyed time at the cottage with his family and friends, and above all, his friends at the Glenelg Card Club. He was an avid bowler and card player, especially cribbage with his brothers and Al. Cliff is survived by his loving wife the former Marilyn (Beaton); sons: Graeme, Alberta; Brad (Theresa), Priestville; daughter Allyson Crawley (Allan Crawford), Stellarton; granddaughters: Meaghan Purvis, Callista Crawley and Taylor Crawley; great-granddaughter Lillianna Crawley. Cliff is also survived by brothers: Edward, Clyde (Sharon) and Bob (Barb); sisters, Ivy Macrae and Hazel (Earl) Burgess. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Doris Belle Olsen and Anne MacLeod; niece Dawn Purvis, sister-in-law Isabelle and brothers-in-law David Macrae and Donald Olsen There will be no visitation by request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society of the Aberdeen Hospital or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MORRISON, Gail Arlene – 71, Porter’s Lane, Westville, formerly of Union Centre, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at her apartment. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Jean (Upham) Munroe. Gail loved animals, enjoying her cat and feeding the animals and birds. She is survived by her sisters, Joyce Findlay (Burton), Lorne; Linda Stewart (Bernard), Central Caribou; brothers, Brian Munroe (Betty), Abercrombie; Gary Munroe, Windsor; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband William “Bill” Morrison; brother, Leroy, and an infant sister Geraldine. Her funeral service was held January 6 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Burial in the Auburn Cemetery.
PASCHAL, Shayna Margaret Adele – 27, Trenton, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax, surrounded by her family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Stephanie Lorraine (Paschal) Kiley and William Roland Ouellette. Prior to ill health, she had been employed with Dollarama, New Glasgow. Shayna graduated from Nova Scotia Community College, Stellarton Campus, in 2010. She was a member of Trenton Church of the Nazarene and Serenity Club, Trenton. Shayna had cystic fibrosis; it did not have her. Through faith and a resilient spirit, Shayna sought to encourage others struggling with the disease, never giving up. Surviving are her mother, Stephanie (Jay) Kiley, Trenton; father, Bill (Sheri) Ouellette, Pictou; son, Noah; maternal grandmother, Karen Paschal, New Glasgow; paternal grandmother, Matilda Ouellette, Hillside; sisters, Rachel, Emily, Abigail and Charley Dawn; brothers, Donnie and Greg; many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Donnie Paschal; paternal grandfather, William Ouellette. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory towards her son, Noah’s education.
HOARE, Bernard Clarence “Chink” – 82 of Stellarton, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late William Benvie and Mabel (Fogarty) Hoare. Bernard was a resident of Stellarton for most of his life. He served with the Canadian Forces, having been stationed in England and Germany, returning home in 1958 to marry the love of his life, Marion. He worked at Michelin for a number of years, having retired due to ill health. He enjoyed working on cars and woodworking in his backyard garage. He is survived by sons Bernie (Susan), Stellarton; Joe (Sherry), at home; grandchildren: Margaret (Adam) MacBeth, Joe (Tara), Kelsey and Alyson, great-grandchildren Alex and Mia MacBeth; brothers Donnie (Kay) Hoare, Fraser’s Mountain; David (Sharon) Hoare, Abercrombie Road; sisters Joyce Campbell, New Glasgow; Marie, Riverton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Marion; a grandson Bernie “Boo” Hoare; brothers: Robert “Bob”, Dougie and William “Bumper”; brothers-in-law Donnie Shreenan, Bob Shreenan; sister-in-law Gloria Morrison. Memorial Mass of Christian burial was held January 7 at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Burial of ashes in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society or to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
CAMPBELL, John Angus – 75 of the Valley View Villa, Riverton and formerly of King Street, Stellarton, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 in the Valley View Villa. Born in Stewartdale, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Donald John and Jessie (Kennedy) Campbell. John was a resident of Stellarton for the past 50 years. He was a former member of the Royal Canadian Navy Queens Guard 7th Regiment. During his working life John was a welder and pipefitter having worked for various companies including Hawker Siddeley, Trenton Works and the Pictou Ship Yard. John was a member of Local 244 Pipefitters Union receiving his 50 year life membership on September 27, 2011, he was also a BTJ Pipefitter retiree. He was a member of the Steel Workers Union since 1961. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. After retiring John liked to spend time in the yard gardening. John also enjoyed repurposing things for backyard art which he shared with his friends and family. John was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are his children, John M. Campbell (Debbie Kampen), Irish Mountain; Isabell (Ken) Goudey, Trenton; Glenda Terris (James Theriault), New Glasgow; Michael Campbell (Elizabeth Silver), Stellarton; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. John was predeceased by his wife the former Janet Letitia Fisher, a brother Ronald J. Campbell and a sister Florence. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated January 9 from Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Burial in the Parish Cemetery. Donations in memory of John may be made to the VON Pictou County Branch.
GREEN, Frieda M. – Frieda Margaret (Wood) Green, age 82, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 11, 2015 surrounded by family in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born April 11, 1932 in Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Shepard) Wood. During her early and working years, she was employed at various places around Pictou. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved a jig, a good game of cards, and a joke. As a pet lover, she will be missed by her beloved cat, Molly. Frieda is survived by her children, Zelda (Cyril), Wayne (Judy), Charlene (Louis), all of PEI; Maureen (Bert), Sharon (Leonard), both of Pictou; Janice (Jeff), Calgary and John (Karen), Pictou; grandchildren, Misty Lynn, Savannah, Brad, Shelby, Jacki, Mitchell, Derek, Corey, Adena, Christopher, Daniel, Chelsea, Brianna, Colten, and great grandchildren, Ares, Bauer, Ethan and Leo; brothers, Eric (Chickie) and Barry; sisters, Verna, Rhoda (Clarey) and Donna; mother-in-law, Irene Green. She was predeceased by her first husband, Vernon and second husband, John. At Frieda’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held 2-4 p.m. today, Wednesday in the Stella Maris Parish Hall, Pictou. Private family burial in Seaview Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.†
WHITE, Donald Leonard “Donnie” – The family of the late Donald Leonard “Donnie” White, Loch Broom, sadly announce his passing on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, after a life well lived. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Elmer “Mike” and Dorothy Jeanne (Stewart) White. Donnie owned and operated Don White’s Auto Body, Loch Broom for 41 years. Fixing cars was not only a job, it was a passion, and he once exclaimed, “I’ve painted everything from a Volkswagen to a Cadillac.” His favourite hobby was restoring fancy cars and rebuilt at least 40 Corvettes. Donnie always had a project on the go. He was the “go-to-guy” for his family and friends. He could be called for anything and would always offer the best advice. Donnie was an avid NASCAR fan and also enjoyed many hours at Big Island smelt fishing with his friends. He was a prankster and always had something funny to say, making people laugh. Donnie’s family knew he loved them, he left nothing unsaid. He was a loving father and papa who loved his family unconditionally. Surviving are children: Michael, Grande Prairie, Alta.; Linda White, Springville; Nicholas “Nick” (Brittany), Loch Broom; brother, Stewart “Stew”, Lyon’s Brook; sister, Jane (Bob) MacKay, Yellowknife, N.W.T.; grandchildren, Haley Don, Bauer and Layne; mothers of his children, Elaine “Nana” and Adele “Grammie”; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Funeral service was held January 3, 2015 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Donnie’s memory to Aberdeen Health Foundation Palliative Care Unit Endowment.
NOWLAN, Catherine V. “John” – 91, of Halifax and formerly of Trenton, passed away December 28, 2014 at Northwood Manor, Halifax. Born in Antigonish on December 23, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Colin D. and Bessie MacDonald, New Glasgow. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband Harry Nowlan (1996); her wonderful son Allan (2009); brother, Bernie; sisters: Lois (Hilton) Mason, Irene (Pat) McKinnon, Doris (Hugh) Hale, Raphael (Tom) Murphy, Connie, Patsy. She is survived by her daughter Paulette Tanner (Art), Hammonds Plains; grandchildren: Annette Martin (Rick), Dartmouth; Art Tanner (Cheryl), and Doug ‘PJ’ Tanner (Tracy), Hammonds Plains; Burton Nowlan, British Columbia; great-grandchildren: Branden and Tyler Martin, AJ and Hailey Tanner, Anika Nowlan, and many nieces and nephews in the Pictou County and Moncton area. She lived all of her married life in Trenton, but always missed her many good friends and neighbors on Grandview Avenue upon moving to Halifax six and a half years ago. She was a long-time employee of MacLeod’s Drug Store. “John,” as she was known by in the Pictou County area, was an avid skater, loved playing bingo and enjoyed her many scat games with her girlfriends. Funeral service was held January 4 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice.
McINTOSH, Gladys (Gladie) – Gladie came into this world Feb 20/1934 and went home Dec 29/2014 to be reunited with her husband Joey, infant son Stephen and all her family waiting to receive her in the house of her Lord where there will be no more suffering and pain. Gladie was the daughter of Frances (Thibodeau) Garron and Franklyn Garron. She was one of the girls as she and her sisters were known in Yarmouth where Gladie started out along with sisters Stella (Philip Amon) and Nonie (Eddie Surette). Gladie is survived by her daughter Darlene (Billy Fleming), son Steve and friend Dara De, great-grandchildren: Steve, Chelsea, Lenny, Danielle, Justin and Gracie, sister-in-law Jackie Garron (Joe), along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a special friend, companion and dance partner Bill. Gladie was predeceased by brothers: Joe, Vic, Ernie and Dennis (infant) Garron. Gladie was a brave and loving person who will be deeply missed and always loved, now resting in the arms of our Lord. Cremation has taken place with burial at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel, Stellarton.