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Obituaries

WESTAWAY, Emma Mae

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

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”

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”

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

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”

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

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

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)

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.

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

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.

WATSON, M. Irene

WATSON, M. Irene – 81, East River Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Foxbrook Road, Westville, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 31, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stormont, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late George Johnston and Mamie Kathleen (Hodgson) Walsh. In earlier years, Irene was employed with Maritime Tel & Tel, Trenton Works, Eastern Wood Workers and Aberdeen Hospital as a switchboard operator. Irene was a faithful member of Calvary Temple Church (The Life Center), New Glasgow where she had served as organist and Sunday School superintendent. She also served as president of Women’s Ministries and was a member of the Golden Heirs Club. Irene lovingly served her Lord alongside her late husband, Neil for many years. She faithfully read her Bible and prayed every day. Her Christian example will continue to have a profound impact on her family and friends. Irene enjoyed knitting, crocheting, handcrafting quilts, puzzles and above all, spending time with her loved ones. Surviving are sons, Daniel Watson, Stellarton; Dale (Brenda) Watson, Valley; daughters, Virginia (Rev. Tim) Hunt, Windsor, Ont.; Ellen Watson, Stellarton; grandchildren, Scott, Ryan (Kim), Faye (Brian), Cheryl (Jon), Billie, Amanda, Amy, Emily and Adrian; great-grandchildren, Yohanna, Jonah, Tyler and Ava; brother, Blois (Eileen) Walsh, Stormont; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, L. Neil Watson; brother, Huntley Walsh; sister, June Mitton; granddaughter, Darlene Watson in infancy. Funeral service was held April 3 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook. Donations to The Gideons International in Canada or the PAOC Mission ERDO Program.

RUSSELL, John David

RUSSELL, John David – 70, of Braeshore, Pictou, passed away suddenly March 27, 2014 in the Victoria General in Halifax. Born in Hamilton, Ont., he was a son of George and Mary Russell. John is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara (Lawless), Braeshore; brother, Jim (Marie), Dundas, Ont.; brothers-in-law: Doug (Dorothy) Lawless, Little Harbour; Russell (Maureen) Lawless, Eureka; several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, George Russell, mother, Mary Russell Hughes, step-father, Jack Hughes. John served with the Canadian Armed Forces from 1960-1989 in the armoured regiments, serving in Europe and Canada. He will be laid to rest at a later date at St. James Anglican Church, Halfway Cove, Guys. Co. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation; St. James Church, Pictou; SPCA or a charity of your choice.

NICHOLSON, Jean

NICHOLSON, Jean – of Valley View Villa, and formerly of Lower Plymouth, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow in 1921, she was the former Jean Gladys Chisholm, only daughter of the late Harold and Jeanette (MacPhee) Chisholm. She lived in New Glasgow until 1954, when she moved to Plymouth. She had worked for 20 years at MacLaughlin’s Flower Shop, retiring in 1978. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. She had a great interest in photography and had a special flair for documenting her photos. She enjoyed being in the company of friends while at a card game and had a fond affection for her furry friends, especially her dog Tammi. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and several special close friends. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1969, and special friend Leo Campbell in 1997. Funeral service will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Valley View Villa Bus Fund or the Pictou County SPCA.

CARROLL, Mary G.

CARROLL, Mary G. – passed away March 25, 2014 at Ivey’s Terrace Nursing Home with her extended family with her. Mary was born in Springhill, NS. She was a daughter of Alexander Hugh and Mary Eleanor (McManaman) MacLean. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas; a sister, Margaret McCarron; two brothers: John H. and Charles A. MacLean. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Mary was a member of the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Women’s League and also a member of the 55 Club. Mary loved to skate and she enjoyed that activity well into her 70s. She also liked bowling and playing cards, especially Crib and Auction. She was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens, win or lose. Funeral was held March 31 from Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in New Glasgow. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Saint John the Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

ANDREWS, Cindy

ANDREWS, Cindy – passed away early on Friday, March 28, one day after her 68th birthday, at the Aberdeen Hospital. Cindy was one of a kind, and anyone who knew her would agree. She lived her life on her own terms and happily welcomed new friends into her life. She was never without at least one cat and she loved them until the end. She loved and was loved by a few special friends and she was grateful for their time and their company. Cindy was loved and will be sadly missed by her sister April Darroch (Allan); her nieces, Erika McCluskey (Troy), and Jennifer Spears; her great nephew, Jake McCluskey and her great nieces, Keira and Cassidy McCluskey. She was predeceased by her partner of many years, Steven MacNeil and her parents, William and Neta Andrews. There will be no funeral by request and there will be a private interment.

THOMPSON, Margaret Lydia

THOMPSON, Margaret Lydia – 98, Campbell’s Road, Westville passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 22. Born in Westville on August 12, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Henderson) Daley. Mrs. Thompson was a devoted member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, where she was superintendent and taught Sunday school for twenty five years and was a member of the Barbara MacKenzie Auxiliary. In her earlier years, she taught night school, was an ardent curler and was always involved in organizing her family “get togethers”. She was a staunch Conservative and enjoyed traveling to various parts of the world which she continued until recent years. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Triandafillou (Danny), Ottawa; son, Chester (Norma), New Glasgow; and grand daughters, Joanne Bell (Bruce), China and Margaret Triandafillou, Ottawa and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Chester; sisters, Mary MacDonald, Alma Spargo, and Dorothy Grant and brothers, Ernest, Robert, Jerry, Ira and Douglas Daley. Her funeral service was held March 25 from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westville. Interment will be in the Auburn Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

ROBERTS, Alice Martha

ROBERTS, Alice Martha – With great sadness the family of the late Alice Roberts, 90, announces her passing in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on March 22. Alice had been a resident of the Shiretown Nursing Home for the past four and a half years. Born in Rexton, N.B. on December 13, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Clark) Robichaud and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Alice met and married her late husband Lawrence during the war and settled in River John on his family’s farm. In later years after the family was grown, she worked in the local fish factory. She was a member of the Frazee Rebekah Lodge, #33, River John. After moving to the nursing home, Alice enjoyed the social life of the home, the staff became her family, and the girls were with her at the time of her passing. Surviving are her daughters, Elizabeth (Jim) Hallahan, Dartmouth; Edith, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou; grandsons, Jimmy, Vancouver; Kevin (Stacey) Stayner, Ontario; great grandchildren, Ryan and Claire. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Margie Robichaud, Rexton, N.B. and numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence; son Clarence; brothers, George, Leonard, Clarence; sisters, Grace, Myrtle, Evangeline, Dorothy, Lizzie and Doreen. Service was held March 29 in St. George’s Presbyterian Church, River John. Donations in her memory may be made to the Frazee Rebekah Lodge #33 or the St. George’s Presbyterian Church, River John. Arrangements under the direction on McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.

MILLER, Reg

MILLER, Reg – It is with regret that we announce the sudden passing of Reg Miller, South Foord Street, Stellarton, formerly of White Hill at his home on March 24. He was born on Oct. 26, 1928 to the late Casper and Florence (Boehk) Miller. He was the last surviving member of his family. Reg is survived by daughters, Patricia (Robert) Matheson, Glengarry; Joanne LaFlamme, Mt. Forest, Ontario; sons, Keith (Heather Getson) Center Rawdon, Hants Co.; James (Donna MacLean) Westville; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters-in-law: Theresa Miller, Virginia Miller, Olive Miller and Norma Wood. Reg was predeceased by wife, Edna Wood in 1989; son-in-law, Dan LaFlamme; sisters, Martha Graham, Mae Sutherland; brothers: Ernest, Roddie, Joseph and Robert, an infant sister and brother, Florence and Francis. Cremation has taken place. Funeral was held March 29 at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville The burial to take place in the spring at the Auburn Cemetery. Donations to go to Salvation Army Westville Corps or a charity of choice.

MAXWELL, Frederick “Lyle”

MAXWELL, Frederick “Lyle” – age 63, Elderbank, passed away, March 27. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Malcolm and Joan Maxwell. Surviving are his wife, the former, Rita Lacerte; daughter, Shauna Maxwell; granddaughter, Kayla; sister, Betty King; brother, Vance Maxwell. He was predeceased by sister, Lynn Maxwell. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Lyle’s wishes, there will not be a visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.