– 80, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family. Born in Sunnyville, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Sarah Jane (Tynes) Byard. Emma devoted her life to her family, friends and community. She was a member of Second United Baptist Church, New Glasgow. Emma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend. Surviving are daughters: Joan, Thelma (Robert), Debbie, Halifax; sons: Stanley (Kandy), Antigonish; Donnie, Glen, Toronto, Ont.; Delbert, Winnipeg, Man.; Robert (Wanda), Truro; Floyd (Darlene), Dartmouth; Blair (Natasha), Darryl, Halifax; brothers, Howard (Josephine), Owen, Sunnyville; 26 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her companion of 43 years, Donald Elms; sisters: Mary, Flossie, Louise and Cora; brothers: John, Jerry, Joe, Sam, Archie and Ronnie. Funeral service was held April 19 from P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Lorne Street Cemetery. Donations may be made in Emma’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
– 89 of Mount William, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Mount William, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah (Winston) Wheatley. Mrs. Sibille was well known for her gardening skills, having many beautiful shrubs and flowers around her property. She was a long time and devoted member of the Calvary Temple Church, New Glasgow. She will be dearly missed by her sons, Eric (Lee), Salt Springs; and Ronald, Rothesay, NB; grandchildren: Barbara Ann Crowe, Sussex, NB; Derek (Laurie), Calgary; Aaron (Kristy), Kitchener, ON.; Tanya Delbeck (Dwayne), Calgary; great-grandchildren: Teigan and Devon Delbeck; Kelsey, Matthew, and Kayla Crowe; great-great-grandson, Cole; sister, Eileen Lee, St. Stephen, NB. She was predeceased by her husband, Hector Sibille; brothers:, Leonard, Jack, Ronald and Fred Wheatley; and infant sister Edna Mae. Her funeral service was held on April 17 from Eagles Funeral Chapel. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to the S.P.C.A. or Valley View Villa.
– 97, died April 19in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Stellarton, she was the wife of the late George W. Ross and daughter of the late John and Margaret (Rideout) Vacheresse. Violet was a lifelong resident of Pictou County until her move to Truro in 2011. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, recognized in 2002 for faithful service, a life member of A.M.S. and president for more than 20 years in Stellarton and Glencoe, and leader of C.G.I.T. for many years. She was a member of Foxbrook Women’s Institute and served on the provincial board. She was a member of Southern Cross Rebekah Lodge #3 for more than 60 years, and then in recent years transferred to Silver Lights Lodge #79 and Crystal Fountain Lodge #11. Violet also served as matron of the Maritime Oddfellows’ Home in Pictou, NS in the 1960’s with her husband, George W. Ross, who was superintendent. Violet was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, George W. Ross in 2004, and by her parents and brothers, Emerson, George, John and sisters, Margaret, Irene, Esther, Helen, Pansy and Ruth. She is survived by her daughter, Alice (Doug) Macintosh, Halifax; grandchildren, Kathryn Macintosh (Scott Whetham), Edmonton, AB, Roderick (Cathy) Macintosh, Binghamton, NY, US, and George (Pam) Macintosh, Truro; four great-grandchildren, Emily, Ann, Alec and Ross; and two great, great-grandchildren, Landon and Douglas; and faithful nieces, Clare Wallis and Esther Hopkins. Cremation has taken place. By request, there will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton today, April 23 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. A reception will follow in First Presbyterian Church hall, Stellarton. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow. Arrangements are entrusted to MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton or a charity of the donor’s choice.
– 89, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 14, 2014 at home, surrounded by his family. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Harry Goodwin and Ada Christine (Thompson) MacIntosh. During the Second World War, Donald served overseas with the Canadian Army and was wounded in action in Kaplan, Germany in 1945. Upon discharge from the army, Donald studied to become a machinist and became very accomplished at his craft. For over 40 years, he was a locomotive engineer with the Canadian National Railroad, retiring in 1989. Donald was a life member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow. He was an avid outdoorsman and adventurer, who enjoyed spending time on his boat, saltwater fishing and hunting in the forest at his camp. In recent years, he enjoyed the companionship of his dogs. Living beside the East River, Donald was an unofficial overseer and protector of the waterway. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who loved him. Surviving are sons, Warren, Anderson’s Mountain; David (Darleen), Pictou; Stephen (Cathy), MacLellan’s Brook; daughter-in-law, Vivian Turner, New Glasgow; sister, Betty Holroyd, Montreal; grandchildren: Heather, Donna, Michael, Cora, Jessie, Amy, Donald, Katlynn, Trevor; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Alta Leona (O’Neil); sister, Eileen Hingley. Funeral service was held April 17 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date.
– We share the sad news of the passing of Rose following a lengthy hospitalization at the Aberdeen Regional Hospital in New Glasgow on April 13, 2014 with family and friends by her side. Born in Pictou on May 26, 1948, Rose was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Almeda (Ferguson) Fraser. Rose was a resident of Pictou and Pictou Island. Rose is survived by her sister, Mary, Montague, PEI; her beloved niece, Ashley (Howard) Myers, Cardigan, PEI and cherished grand nieces, Kalli Anne and Katie, Cardigan, PEI; many cousins on both sides of her family; brother in law, Sterling (Linda) MacCallum, Vermilion, Alberta; brother in law, Stan Chaisson, Central Caribou; sister in law, Ardith Langille. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Dunn MacCallum; her parents, by her brother, Fergus; a sister, Janet Louise, in infancy and her favourite nephew, Lloyd ‘Pook” MacCallum. Rose worked at the Pictou hospitals prior to her marriage and moved to Pictou Island with Dunn where they operated a convenience store for a number of years and where she fished with Dunn. Rose enjoyed her customers while working at the Millside General Store on the Sunrise Trail. She was a caring person who was quick to help persons in need. She was a fierce advocate and supporter of her husband and her nephew as they navigated their cancer care – her grasp of their treatment options and protocols was admired and relied upon by their health care teams. Her determination was well known, as was the fun side of her personality. In recent years Rose served as a volunteer on the Pictou West Community Health Board and enjoyed the sport and camaraderie of the Wednesday afternoon bowling league and spending time with her friends. Funeral service was held April 17 from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou. Burial in Seaview Cemetery. Donations may be made to ca-r-ma.org (maritime cat rescue) Pictou Branch or a charity of choice.
– 90 of New Glasgow, formerly of MacLellan’s Brook, passed away April 12, 2014 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Christena (Cameron) MacMillan. Jean spent many years working on her farm in MacLellan’s Brook before moving to New Glasgow. She was a hard worker all her life, who in her later years, greatly enjoyed the companionship of her beloved dog Joey. Surviving are her son Reg (Arlean) Hurst, Westville; grandchildren Kevin (Lisa), Brookside, NS; Lori (Darren O’Leary), Rothesay, NB; Glen, Bowmanville, Ontario; great-grandchildren: Kaija and Glen Hurst, Emma and Kara O’Leary. She was predeceased by her husband Burnham, a sister and three brothers. As per Jean’s wishes, cremation to take place with no visitation. A family graveside committal service will be held at a later date at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the Pictou County SPCA or to a charity of one’s choice.
– 93, of Pictou and formerly of Scotsburn, passed away April 17, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born October 7, 1920 in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Vera (Scott) Muir. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn, and a longtime member of the church choir, the Ladies Aid and the Grace A.M.S. Eileen was also a member of Bethel Rebekah Lodge, No. 96, Scotsburn. She is survived by her children, David Graham, Westville; Judy (Eric) Button, Gander, Newfoundland; Donald (Nina) Graham, Kingston, Ontario; Cathy (Lennie) Thompson, Moncton, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer) Button, Allen (Tracey) Graham, Brian (Kate) Graham, Tara Younker, Joshua Thompson, Jacqueline Thompson; great grandchildren, Emily, Jillian, Nicholas, Maria, Hayley, Brendan, Ethan and Owen; nieces and nephews, Jim, Lynn, Ron and Gary. Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Elwood; grandson, Ian Button; brothers, Norman and Gordon Muir; daughter-in-law, Heather Graham; nephew, Robert Muir. Funeral was held April 21 from Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
– 92 of North Foord Street, Stellarton, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Arthur and Frances (Williamson) Eaton. Art lived most of his life in Stellarton. During his working years he worked 45 years underground at various Pictou County mines. He was a member of Christ Anglican Church and the IOOF Lodge. Art was a veteran of WWII and a member of Br. #28 Royal Canadian Legion, Stellarton. He had a passion for both fishing and hunting. Art was known as being an electrical handyman for many Pictou County households. Surviving are his daughter, Joyce Eaton (Wayne Jordan), Stellarton; special family friend, Mary Lemaire, Stellarton; a sister Freda (Robert) Coady, Stellarton; a brother John “Sonny” Eaton, New Glasgow; a number of nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his wife the former June MacKenzie; a grandson D. Jay MacIntosh; a brother Robert Eaton Sr.; sisters: Elsie Kennedy, Margaret Clyburne, Vera MacDonald and Hilda Thompson. Funeral service was held April 16 from Christ Anglican Church. Burial in Christ Church Cemetery. Donations in memory of Art may be made to Christ Anglican Church ACW, the Palliative Care Society of the Aberdeen Hospital or to the Pictou County SPCA.
– 66 of River John, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in River John, he was a son of Calvin and the late Audrey (Hare) Brown. An electrician by trade, he worked at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital until retirement. Bane is survived by his wife, Joyce (Murray); sons, Ashley (Brae) and Cory (Gloria); much loved grandchildren, Ava and Calvin. He is also survived by brother, David (Ruth) and sister, Elaine (Keith); nieces, Kaylee (Tiffany) and Cassie. Bane was predeceased by his niece Lois. A memorial service was held April 22 from St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Toney River. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
WESTAWAY, Emma Mae – 80, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of Little Harbour Road, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the home, surrounded by family. Born at Murray River, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Otis and Amelia Acorn. Emma was employed as a seamstress with the former Cameron and Fraser Limited for over 30 years. Prior to retirement, she was employed with Walmart, New Glasgow and as a baker with High Crest Place, New Glasgow. Emma was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, where she had been a Sunday school teacher and quietly served in various capacities. She enjoyed baking, sewing, knitting and doing crafts. Over the years, Emma enjoyed bowling, card parties, dancing, playing bingo and travelling with her family to watch her grandchildren play hockey. Spending time with her family was foremost; she cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many enjoyable summers were spent camping with family and spending quality time on vacation. Emma lived life to the fullest, she was a very sociable lady who enjoyed sharing life with others. Surviving are daughters, Debbie (Tony) Isaacs, Prospect; Heather Westaway, New Glasgow; son, Wayne (Charlotte) Westaway, Mount William Road; grandchildren: Stephanie (Jonathan), Richard (Amanda), Nicholas (Megan), Kirsten and Cory; great-grandchildren, Harley and Isabella; sisters, Joyce and Myrtle; sister-in-law, Faye; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William “Bill” Westaway; sister, Lucy; brother, Robert. Funeral service was held April 12 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations may be made in Emma’s memory to the Maritime Odd Fellows Home or Pictou County VON.
SVENDSEN, Amelia “Mae” (Jennings) – Abercrombie, passed away on April 8, 2014, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Stellarton on Jan. 5, 1917, she resided in Abercrombie for most of her life. She is survived by a daughter, Anna; sons: Gary (Teri); Doug (Stacy); Stanley (Rose) and Shane (Sandy); as well as 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Svend, and daughters Vera and Lis. Funeral service was held April 12 from Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. Burial will be in Abercrombie Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the VON or Pictou County SPCA.
MURDOCH, Shirley Marie – 77, Stellarton, formerly of MacLellan’s Brook, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Mark Joseph and Helen Margaret (Hardy) Stewart. Prior to retirement, she was employed as laundry manager with the Aberdeen Hospital, previously working in the former nurse’s residence. Before accepting the management position, Shirley was actively involved with the local Canadian Union of Public Employees. She was the matriarch of her family, strongly supporting her children and grandchildren. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, who treasured the companionship of her canine friend, Maggie. Surviving are her daughters: Wendy Murdoch, Dartmouth; Judith (Gary) Murray, Springville; Evelyn (Tommy) Forsyth, MacLellan’s Brook; grandchildren: Leslie, Jamie, John Robert, Gillian, Ashley, Travis and Rylee; great-grandchildren: Nathaniel, Seth, Hezekiah, Christian and Summer; sister, Helen Stewart MacLeod, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; brothers, Russell (Anne) Stewart, Charlottetown; Allan (Jeanne) Stewart, Cape Cod, Mass.; Herbert (Margie) Stewart, Greenwood; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Leslie Murdoch; brother-in-law, Alan MacLeod; nephew, Mark Stewart. A Celebration of Shirley’s life was held April 12, 2014 in the Thorburn Firehall. Donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to Aberdeen Health Foundation Palliative Care Unit Endowment or any charity of choice.
MARSHALL, Garfield Alexander – 74, of Campbell’s Road, Westville, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Cumberland Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Alex and Jean (Murrell) Marshall. Garfield was a baker by trade, working for many years at Boyd’s Bakery, and later at Gennoe’s Bakery until retirement. For the past few years, he resided at Four Seasons Home, Oxford. Garfield is survived by a daughter Melissa, and grandchildren: Christopher, Jessie and Clayton, Ontario; sisters: Enid Teed, Westville; Ramona Hardy, Ont.; Verna Baddow, Ont.; Barbara Fraser (Sonny), P.E.I.; brothers, Alex “Abby” (Genesta), Deep Brook; and Allen (Barbie), Ont.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers: Vernon, Thomas “Buddy” and Dennis; and sister Brenda Hendsbee-Manuel. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Graveside service will be held at a later date at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester. Services are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.
MacLANE, Bruce – 55 of Dundas, ON, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Hamilton General Hospital in Ontario. Born in Hamilton, ON, but raised in MacLellan’s Brook, NS. Predeceased by his parents Robert MacLane and Doreen MacLane-Fraser. Bruce in his teen years enjoyed running. He would often run to and from work at the Peter Pan Motel, where he was a lifeguard. Bruce had a free, fun loving spirit, he brightened every room he entered. Bruce had a love of animals large and small. Bruce was a well known harness racing owner, trainer/driver with many wins to his credit. He raced at every track in the Maritimes, Newfoundland as well as Ontario. His knowledge and love for horses was second to none. Bruce is survived by his siblings: David, Brian, Eleanor, Blaine, Angela and Bobby. Bruce was a loving father and is survived by his children: Laurlea MacLane, Halifax, NS; Tristan MacLane, Dundas, ON; Abie MacLane, Dundas, ON; Adrianna MacLane, Milford, NS and his grandchildren: Skye, Brooklyn and Jonah from Halifax, NS He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. A graveside service for family will be held at MacLellan’s Brook Cemetery at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Pictou County SPCA.
LONG, Kevin Stewart – 56, of Thorburn Road, passed away April 4, 2014 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Mary (Chisholm) Long, Thorburn and the late Clyde Long. He was a former employee of Trenton Works, a member of the Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, where he served on the Board of Managers. Surviving besides his mother Mary Long, are sisters: Sharon (Armand) Lorge, Ardyth (Geordie) Palmer, both of Thorburn; Audrey (Tim) Goswell, MacLellan’s Brook; a brother Robert, Coalburn; nieces: Erin (Scott) Neufeld, Jan (Mark) Halliday, Elana (Jeff) Palmer, Justine (Jamie) Kelly; nephews: Craig, Dana (Angela), Matthew (Allison) Lorge, Brennan and Andrew Goswell; an aunt Phyllis Constantino, Waltham, Mass., cousins Cheryl (Red) MacKean, Judy (Ron) Carruthers, Janice Cruikshank, Jim Cruikshank; and very special extended family: Margie, Colin and Leah Johnston. A memorial service was held April 11 from the Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date in the Gairloch Cemetery. Donations in memory of Kevin may be made to the Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn.
HAMBLETON, Harold A. – 84, New Glasgow, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Matthews) Hambleton. Prior to retirement, he had been employed as a plumber for more than 40 years, having worked many construction sites throughout Canada, including jobs on Sable Island and the Distant Early Warning (DEW) line in the Northern Arctic. Harold enjoyed gardening and dancing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, who will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Surviving are son, Gregory (Julie) Hambleton, Halifax; daughter, Cathy (James) Craig, Dartmouth; grandchildren: Lesley (Rob) Harrison, Cow Bay; Laura Hambleton (Sam March), Delft, Netherlands; Owen Craig and Emily Craig, Dartmouth; great-grandson, Sam Harrison, Cow Bay; sisters, Shirley Howes, Ottawa, ON; Joyce McMullen, Trenton; step-mother, Margaret Hambleton, Edinburgh, Scotland; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Isobel (Fraser); sisters: Stella Irving, Jean Abbass and Dorothy Hambleton; brothers: Les, John and Doug. At Harold’s request, a private graveside service will be held in Bridgeville cemetery. Donations may be made in Harold’s memory to Bridgeville Cemetery, c/o Irene Thompson, RR #1, Eureka, NS, B0K 1B0.
HALLAM, John Walter “Jack” – 84, of Stellarton, formerly of Lovat and Westville, occurred on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Mass., he was a son of the late Samuel and Monica (Foley) Hallam. Jack grew up in Mass., and served in the Korea War with the U.S. Army after WWII. He worked with Sikorsky Aircraft in the implementation of building helicopters. He received his BSC degree in 1962. He moved to Nova Scotia to be with his Canadian family in 1976 where he continued to work until his retirement. Jack was predeceased by brothers, Ernest and Wilfred. He is survived by daughter Monica Kish, Florida. His funeral service was held April 15 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Burial in the Holy Name Cemetery, Westville.
FROSST, Andrew Murray “Frostie” – 62 of the Marsh Road, Coalburn, passed away on Saturday April 5, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow he was a son of the late Charles R. and Thirza (Clarke) Frosst. Andy lived in Pictou County for over half his life. He was involved in various businesses including plumbing and burner service. Andy loved being with his family and friends and enjoyed fishing, cards and music. He will always be remembered for his generosity and charisma. Andy was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are his partner, Helen MacPhee; his former wife Bonnie and their daughters Jennifer Frosst of New Glasgow and Nicole Dooley of Halifax; grandchildren: Max, Keegan and Emmett; stepsons, Colin Beaton of Halifax, Neil Beaton of Edmonton, Alberta; a brother Melvin (Carolyn) Frosst of New Glasgow; sisters: Jacqueline Avery of New Glasgow, Debbie (Donald) Latter of New Glasgow, Lola Armstrong of Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews; his chosen Newfoundland family Del and Stella Mailman. He was predeceased by a brother, Clark Frosst; sisters Anna Marie MacDonald and Viney MacBeth. Funeral service was held April 9 from the funeral home chapel of H.W. Angus Funeral Home. Donations in memory of Andy may be made to Nova Scotia Mental Health.
FORRESTALL, Etta Mae – 87, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Stellarton, passed away peacefully Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Villa, surrounded by family. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late Robert John and Minnie Juanita (Wade) Forrestall. Prior to retirement in the early 90’s, she had been employed with Wearwell Garments and previously with the former Eaton’s order office for many years. Etta enjoyed life to the fullest and greatly enjoyed bowling, skating, dancing, traveling and shopping. Etta was a lady who possessed a deep faith and who believed that in death we are born in to new life. She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton where she quietly volunteered her time. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend who will be deeply missed by all who loved her and whose lives she touched. Etta is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her long-time friend, John Hughes; sisters, Bessie Larade, Margaret Spanks and a sister in infancy; brothers: Jack, Donald, Percy and twin brothers in infancy. Mass of Christian Burial was held April 10 in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Interment in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Donations may be made in Etta’s memory to Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton.
CUMMINGS, Samuel Benvie “Ben” – 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather was born February 2, 1924 and died on April 11, 2014 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born at home in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Samuel Skinner and Carrie (White) Cummings. A coal miner by trade he worked underground for 43 years at the Princess Colliery in Cape Breton, and the Albion, MacGregor and Alan Shaft in Stellarton, as well as the MacBain Mine in Thorburn. He enjoyed physical work and the camaraderie of the men he worked with. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II in the Signal Core. He was an avid reader and gardener and was quite a story teller. He would always say his turnips were so big he had to use a wheel barrel to carry them into the house. He had a passion for the outdoors, where he loved to spend time hunting and fishing. He liked to share hunting stories with his grandson Jason and they enjoyed teasing each other about who got the biggest deer. A twinkle always came to his eyes when he was relating how he shot a deer or caught the biggest fish. He won a tall tales award at the fishing expo. He was a member of the Pictou County Rivers Association. He is survived by his loving wife Bernette (Young) of 70 years and his caring family, daughters: Carolyn (Carrie) Cummings, Dartmouth; Leanne (Brian) Morgan, Prince George, BC; Linda (Lloyd) MacKay, New Glasgow; Sue (Rick) Cummings, Dartmouth; a son Ben (Anne) Cummings, Pine Tree; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother Allister (Barbara), Fredericton; a sister Dorothy (Earl) Irvine, Edmonton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Lorraine and Helen Scott, brothers: Dorman, Knight and George. Funeral was held April 13 at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel, Stellarton. Burial will take place at a later date in the Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society.
CONN, Hilda – of Stellarton, formerly of Sydney, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Sydney, November 1, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Murray A. and Effie Katherine (Ferguson) MacCormack, Gabarouse Lake, NS. She will be dearly missed by her loving companion and care-giver Donald Reekie; daughter Laura Lee Finlay (Al), Sask.; son Murray Conn (Alanna), Sydney; five grandsons: Patrick B., Justin, Adam, Patrick J. and Zachary; great-grandson Paxton Finlay; sister, Florence Hasuik, Sydney; brother Maxwell MacCormack (Arlene), Caribou Marsh Rd. Hilda is also survived by sister-in-law, Rita Sampson; nephew, Kenneth Hasuik; nieces Cathy Byrne and Cheryl MacKeen; grandnieces: Alexandra MacKeen, Kelsie and Shelby Byrne, and grandnephew Cole MacKeen. She was predeceased by husband Raymond in 1992; an infant brother Murray and a number of brothers and sisters-in-law. A private memorial service will take place in Gabarouse Lake at a later date.
CHEVERIE, Shirley Frances – 81, of Bark Street, Pictou, passed away April 6, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Marie (Graves) Restin. Shirley was a member of the Stella Maris Parish, Pictou and a former member of the Catholic Women’s League. She was an avid card player and an excellent cook. She enjoyed crafts, and especially loved to knit and crochet. Shirley is survived by her husband, Ron; children, Marie Cheverie, Pictou; Ronald (Jessie), Halifax; Laura (Jack) Martin, Pictou; Gregory (Ina), Pictou; Francine (Erin) Cochrane, Pictou; Lisa (Rick) Clarke, Pictou; David (Christina), Alaska; Joan Cheverie, New Glasgow; Michael (Jody), Pictou; grandchildren, Avery and Roger, Trevor and Samantha, Ronnie and Lynda, Diane and Rebecca, Sarah and Harley; great-grandchildren, Briden, Russell and Mason. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Earl. Funeral was held April 10 in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Cerebral Palsy.
CAMERON, Dorothy Evelyn (Powel) – New Glasgow and the IOOF Home, Pictou died April 4, 2014 in her 93rd year. Born on November 24, 1921, she was the only child of Stanley and Ethel (Henry) Powel of Little Harbour. After completing high school, Dorothy studied cosmetology. On December 18, 1943 she married Arnold Cameron and together they moved to Winnipeg where Arnold was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Dorothy returned to New Glasgow when Arnold went overseas. Following the war, Dorothy and Arnold lived in Kentville and New Glasgow, where Arnold served as town clerk. Arnold finished his career working for the Nova Scotia Municipal Affairs Department. It was during this time, they returned to the Powel Homestead in Little Harbour and then, on retirement, to their home on Prince Street, New Glasgow. Dorothy was a gifted artist, a wonderful cook, and she loved to play bridge or get on the golf course. And, as everyone knew, she loved anything chocolate. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Besides her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Arnold on March 4, 2013, her mother and father-in-law Nellie and Donald Cameron and by all Arnold’s siblings, Katherine (Frank), Henry (Ethel), Gordon, Stanley (Ruth). She is survived by her cousins, Phyllis (Gordon) Hicks and Bob Oke, Moncton, NB; James, Don, Patsy, Carol, and Jane Munro, Mass., USA; her sister-in-law Anna Cameron, East River St. Mary’s and by her nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held April 7 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Burial in the Valley View Cemetery, East River St. Mary’s. Donations, in her memory, to the Recreation Department of IOOF Nursing Home would be appreciated.
BROOKER, Charles William “Bill” Jr. – 57, Trenton, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow surrounded by his family. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Charles William and Marjorie Isabella (Charlton) Brooker. Bill had been employed with Michelin Tire for the past two years, previously having been employed with the former Trenton Works and in construction. He was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton. Bill enjoyed playing pool, hockey, hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew and friend, who will be sadly missed by all that loved him, including his canine friend, Sophie. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Barbara Alice (Kenny); sons, William “Bill” and Matthew “Matt”, at home; sisters, Debbie (Mike) Hughes and Donna (Robert) Fraser, Trenton; brothers, Milton “Mal” (Loretta), Trenton; Joey, Riverton; Steven, Pictou Landing; sister-in-law, Stacia Jordan, New Glasgow; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held April 11 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Aberdeen Health Foundation Palliative Care Unit Endowment.
WAMBACK, Garnet Stanley – 92 of Fourth Street, New Glasgow, passed away on March 25, 2014 surrounded by his family in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born on March 26th, 1921 in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Robert and Effie (Slater) Wamback. Garnet was a lifelong resident of New Glasgow. He was a longtime employee of Sobeys from where he retired. Garnet was a member of Trinity United Church. He was an avid bowler and also enjoyed all sports including curling and golfing. Garnet and Sylvia spent many enjoyable times with their family and friends at their cottage on Lochaber Lake. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are daughters, Sharon (Jim) Wright, Florida; Linda Wamback (Stu Green), New Glasgow; grandchildren: Kim (Mark) Rafuse, Michael (Karen) MacKay, Jennifer Brophy; great-grandchildren: Dayna, Shane, Jessica, Emily and Taylor; sisters-in-law, Ina (Les) Coy, Fredericton; Vivian Anderson, New Glasgow; brother-in law, George (Shirley) Anderson, BC. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sylvia Anderson; a brother Fraser Wamback; sisters Kaye Boates and Evelyn in infancy. There will be no visitation or service by request of the deceased. Burial will be in the Abercrombie Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Garnet may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Assoc. or to the CNIB.