SAMPLE, Hendrika “Rita” – of the Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Stellarton and McLellan’s Brook, passed away Feb. 14, 2015 at the villa. Born in Hoogezand, Holland on Oct. 27, 1931 to Eildert and Aaltja Nieuwold. Rita came to Canada in 1956 with her first husband Edward Rice and son John. She worked for several years in retail at the Arcade Ladies Shop and Charm Jewellers, but her main job was homemaker and mother. She volunteered for the VON and Glen Haven Manor and was a member of the Sharon St. John United Church and the Stellarton Legion. She bowled with the Scott ladies league on Tuesdays and could be found most Sunday evenings at the Stellarton Legion Hootenanny doing what she loved – dancing. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband George Roy Sample; companion Stramberg Jenkins; brothers-in-law James Sample, Frank Sample, William “Bill” Sample and Robert “Bob” Sample, and sisters-in-law Elizabeth Miller and Fern Thompson. She is survived by sons, John Rice, New Glasgow; Roy Sample, Stellarton; a daughter Kathy (Glen) MacGregor, McLellans Brook; stepson Benvie (Donna) Sample whom she felt was her own son, a step-daughter Ruby (Lew) Jenkins, Fredericton; a brother Fokke Nieuwold, Hoogezand, Holland; brothers-in-law Daniel (Elsie) Sample and Larry Thompson, sisters-in-law, Annie Sample, Penny (John) Sommers, Phoebe Sample and Caroline Dort, many special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She is also survived by her special friends at the Villa: Catherine Chisholm and Ada MacKay. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date at Castle Hill Cemetery, McLellans Brook.
ROSS, Harold – 76, New Glasgow, formerly of Little Harbour, passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was raised by foster parents, Charles and Christine Fraser. Harold was an adherent of Little Harbour Presbyterian Church. Prior to moving to Glen Haven Manor, he had resided for 15 years at the HCRS Group Home on Temperance Street, New Glasgow. Harold was a very sociable person, who loved being with people. He enjoyed trout fishing with his brother, Fred. Harold had fond memories of his neighbours in Little Harbour for the kindness they showed him. He was privileged to have had two wonderful foster brothers, Bill and Fred, who nurtured and protected Harold throughout his life. Surviving are his foster brother, Fred (Gloria) Reid, Linacy, and their children and grandchildren; best friends, Gordon Brody and Bob Fogarty, New Glasgow. Besides his foster parents, he was predeceased by foster brother, Bill Fraser. Funeral was held February 19 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Spring interment will be in Church Brook Cemetery.
PITTMAN, Annie Mildred – 89 of Abercrombie Road, New Glasgow passed away Feb. 13, 2015 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late George Hampton and Annie Sarah (Best) McCormick. She was a resident of New Glasgow since 1965, having previously resided in Saint John, N.B. She was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, New Glasgow, as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34, New Glasgow. She is survived by a son, Vernon (Joanne), Westville; a daughter Linda (John) Anderson, New Glasgow; four grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister Edith Mullin, Saint John, N.B.; special niece Betty (Gerald) Corey, Saint John, N.B.; and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest Walter Pittman, a son John, and several brothers and sisters. Cremation to take place. There will be no visitation or services by request. Burial of ashes will take place at Heatherdale Memorial gardens at a later date.
MORRISON, Robert Samuel – 77, of Union Centre, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital with his loving family at his side. Born in Union Centre, he was a son the late Robert and Latisha (Taylor) Morrison. Robert was a miner for over 27 years in the MacBain and Greenwood Mines. For the past several years, Robert was caretaker of the Holy Name Cemetery in Westville. He enjoyed camping at Brookside Campground, but most of all, enjoyed his grandchildren. Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Dolorosa “Doll” (MacEachern); children, Loretta Reynolds (Marvin), Stellarton; Robert (Shelley) Union Centre; Darlene MacKean (John), Plymouth; Roddie, Westville; Darryl and Rose Lynn both at home; grandchildren, Angela Reynolds, Michelle Burke; Amanda Morrison, Robyn Roy, Stacey MacDonald; James and John MacKenzie, Michael and Ryan MacKean; Mark, Alicia and Mikayla Morrsion, and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Molly Cameron (Calvin), Coalburn; Ida Cameron, Coalburn; Faye MacLean (Jim), Union Centre; and brothers Joe (Marguerite), Union Centre and Eddie, Riverton. He was predeceased by an infant son Joseph in 1963; sisters, Annie Taylor, Jane Kenny and Florence Cameron, and brother Willie. Funeral was held February 19 from the Church of the Holy Name. Spring burial in the Holy Name Cemetery.
MANUEL, Florence Joyce “Flo” – 71 of Westville, passed away Feb. 18, 2015 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Margaret Ellen “Peg” (Cameron) MacDonald. Florence was a former employee of Bargain Harolds, Dollar Bills, Cost-U-Less and Bi-way as well as a past Red Cross Volunteer. She is survived by a daughter Joni (Scott), Stellarton; daughter-in-law Raeanne, Kelowna, B.C.; grandchildren Kaylee, Emily, Mason, Brooke, Christopher, Megan and Tommy; five step-grandchildren: Chester, Katie, Jacob, Brianna, Kelsea; four step-great-grandchildren: Liam, Lawrena, Dawson and Dominic; a brother, Art MacDonald, McLellans Brook; brother-in-law Babe Mason, Stellarton; special nieces and nephews; best friend Donna Logan; many cousins and very dear friends and extended families in B.C. and Washington. Florence was predeceased by a son Kevin; ex-husband and friend Lawrence; sisters Shirley Mason, Joan Reekie; brother–in-law Harry Reekie. Mass of Christian burial was February 23 from Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. Burial of ashes in the parish cemetery at a later date.
MacLEOD, Evelyn “Eve” Esther Frances (Pitcher) – passed away on Feb. 14, 2015 at the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of New Glasgow, and Westville. Born Aug. 14, 1923 in Dartford, Stone, Kent, England to Maud (May) and Francis Pitcher, she was the last surviving member of her family. Eve was predeceased by her husband of 72 years, Gordon M. G. MacLeod on Nov. 27, 2014. She joined him on Valentine’s Day. Survived by children: Roger (Margaret) MacLeod of Barrie, Ont., J. Susan (John) Lorimer in Stellarton, N.S., and Carol (Dennis) Docherty of Meaford, Ont. Grandchildren: Dale (Nancy) MacLeod, David (Melissa) MacLeod, Gillian (Frank) Docherty, and Andrew (Mona) Docherty, all of Ontario. Great-Grandchildren: Matthew and Amanda (MacLeod), Eric and Nicole (MacLeod), Holli and Taylor (Clarke), all of Ontario. Predeceased by a son, Robert Leslie (Bobby) MacLeod in 1968. Eve enjoyed being a homemaker and worked alongside her husband in their hardware business located in Westville. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed her family very much. She and Gordon were founding members of the Westville Heritage Group. She was an avid bowler and curler, card player and past treasurer of the Overseas War Bride’s Association. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, and also attended St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville. There will be no visitation by request. Committal service will take place in the spring.
MacKAY, Charles Alexander – 68, born in New Glasgow, passed away suddenly on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital. He was a son to the late Alvin and Christina (Reekie) MacKay, Foxbrook. Charles was a former member of the The Black Watch. After leaving the military, he worked various jobs. He was a jack of all trades working for Naiff Harris for many years. He always enjoyed having company around. Charles is survived by his children: Jason, Edmonton; Krista (Peter), Hillside; Matthew (Monica), Edmonton; their mother Debbie MacKay, Stellarton; grandchildren Marissa MacKinnon; Chelsey MacKay, Hillside; Kelsey MacKay, Pictou; and Joseph Richards, Edmonton; brothers and sisters Alvin MacKay (Claudia), Port Williams; Eileen Turner (Reg), Steam Mills; John Saunders (Alice), Foxbrook; Evva Melvin (Ivan), Hillaton; William Saunders (Alva), New Glasgow; Janet Vance (Richard), Foxbrook. He also leaves behind his best friend and companion, his dog Jake. Charlie was predeceased by his brothers, David and George. Memorial service was held February 21 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Spring burial will be in the MacLeod Cemetery, Foxbrook.
JOHNSTONE, Lewis Arthur – 86, of New Glasgow, formerly of Sunny Brae, passed away on Feb. 17, 2015. Born in Cross Roads Country Harbour, he was a son of the late Alexander and Thirza Mae (Smith) Johnstone. Lewis moved to Sunny Brae in 1942 and worked at D.M. MacDonald Handle Factory for 52 years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Vera Imlay, daughter Thirza Reid (Max), New Glasgow; two sons Alexander (Karen), Greenwood; Glenn (Myrna), New Glasgow; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister Elsie Fanning, Valley View Villa; brother James (Bessie), New Glasgow; sisters in-law Jacquelyn Johnstone, Lyons Brook and Mae Johnstone, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Albert, George, Chalmers, brother-in-law Ford Fanning, sister-in-law Kathleen Johnstone. A private family graveside service will be held in the Sunny Brae Cemetery.
BURCHELL, Martha Lee – 99, died on Feb. 17, 2015 at the Aberdeen Hospital following a brief illness. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late William W. and Jessie (MacFarlane) Fraser. She was a registered nurse, having graduated from the City of Sydney Hospital and was a life member of the Sydney City Hospital Alumnae. She was a former member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Aberdeen Hospital; a life member of the Board of Management of the New Glasgow Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses; a life member of the United Church Women of Trinity United Church and a member of Unit “B”; a member of the Gyrette Club. She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn (Robert) MacQueen, Lower Sackville; son, William (Annette) Burchell, Fall River; three grandchildren: Kerry (Rodney) Spike, Fall River; Jessica Burchell, Bedford; Jamie MacQueen, Houston, Texas; one sister, Nita (Harry) O’Neill, Ottawa; five nieces and three nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Burchell; two brothers, W.G.A. Fraser, Montreal and J. Elmer “Barney” Fraser, New Glasgow; sister, Annabel Benvie, Glen Haven Manor. A memorial service and burial will take place at a later date.
HARB, Joseph Alan “Al” – Edmonton: It is with heavy hearts the family of Joseph Alan “Al” Harb sadly announce his sudden passing on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 in his home in Edmonton. Formerly from Abercrombie, Al lived in Western Canada for most of the last 30 years. He made friends everywhere he went, always with a smile. Surviving are his two children, Julie Anne (two grandchildren) and Daniel Harb, British Columbia; mother Donna, Abercrombie; brothers Michael, Westville, and Nagzie, Abercrombie, and step-brother Nathan Harb, Truro; aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his father Nagzie (Linda) Truro Cremation has taken place and burial of ashes will be held in Abercrombie at a later date. Donations may be made to the Shepherd’s Lunchroom, c/o Phil Spurr, 477 Nelson St., New Glasgow, B2H 3C6 or The Life Center 752-1827.†
McLEAN Eva Evelyn – 83. It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Eva McLean on February 17, 2015. Eva passed away very peacefully at home with her eldest son Michael by her side. For the entirety of Eva’s sudden terminal illness she was surrounded by the infinite love of her family. Eva was born in New Glasgow in 1931 and was the eldest daughter of the late James and Marion Connell. She graduated from New Glasgow High School and then continued her education in nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse from Sydney City Hospital. Shortly thereafter, Eva met the love of her life, Frank McLean, marrying in 1954. Eva and Frank had four lovely children and travelled throughout Canada and the world as a military family. From military transfers in Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario and Manitoba, to the mountains of Lac St. Denis (Quebec), to the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and to the volcanoes and hot springs of Iceland, the McLean family had an adventurous life. Throughout all the upheavals and disruptions of regular life, Eva was the pillar of the family. No matter where Eva called “home” she was a dedicated and compassionate volunteer, understanding the importance of contributing to the community. Most notably, Eva was a devoted wife and mother, and above all, family came first. Eva was always positive, sacrificing, never complaining and constantly reaching out to those in need. One of the wisest persons we knew, who was gifted with incredible strength, endless compassion and common sense. Eva and Frank retired to the McLean family home in Pictou where they spent many wonderful retirement years punctuated by long, joyful summers at their beloved cottage in Waterside. Once Eva returned home to Pictou she became an active member of the Pictou United Church, serving for many years on the Worship Committee and as an Elder. Eva is survived by sons, Colonel Mike (Marilyn); Lieutenant-Colonel Jim (Lynn); daughters, Shell (Randy) Tully; Jo (Peter) Symmonds; sister, Mildred (Bert) Dalling. Eva was predeceased 12 days earlier by her husband Frank of 60 years; her bothers James Connell and Ralph (Beverly) Connell; sisters June (Ugo) Salmaso, Audrey (Jack) MacDonald; and by grandson Tom McLean. Eva was an incredibly proud and doting grandma and will be dearly missed by grandchildren Amy, Jason, Bryce, Lindsey, Brendon and Nick and great-granddaughter Sophie. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors Friday, February 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. A Service of Celebration for Frank and Eva will be held Saturday, February 28 at 2 p.m. at Pictou United Church with Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eva’s memory may be made to the Pictou United Church.†
ROBERTS, Edith Doreen – 62, River John, passed away peacefully February 6, 2015, in Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou where she has been a resident for the last five years. Born in Pictou, she was daughter of the late Alice (Robicheau) and Lawrence Roberts. After graduating from West Pictou High School, Edith worked at various fish plants in the surrounding area until she was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2005. Edith was member of the Frazee Rebekah Lodge #33, River John. Her cats were the love of her life and she could remember the names of all she owned over the years. Edith is survived by her sister, Elizabeth (Jim) Hallahan, Dartmouth; nephews, Jimmy Gillis, Vancouver; Kevin Gillis (Stacey Stayner), Ontario; great nephew, Ryan; great niece, Claire; numerous cousins. Edith was predeceased by her brother Clarence. There will be no visitation by request, funeral service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Frazee Rebekah Lodge #33, River John.
RECTOR, Marjorie Isabelle – 84, of Sydney and formerly of New Glasgow, passed away on Feb. 6, 2015, at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility. Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Havelock and Althea (Wiggins) Reid. She was a former member of the United Baptist Church, Sydney. In her earlier years Isabelle was employed with MT&T in New Glasgow and Charlottetown. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are a daughter, Lynn (David) MacIvor of New Glasgow; two sons, Jeff (Sharon), North Sydney, and John (Polly) of Howie Centre; eight grandchildren: Danielle, Andrew, Andrea, Gahan, Gavin, Autumn, Grace and Luke; Also by two brothers-in-law, George and Garth and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, granddaughter Miranda and her sisters: Margaret, Kay, Mary, Martha and Helen. A private service at a later date will take place. Donations in Isabelle’s memory may be made to the C.B. Feral and abandoned Cats Society.
PELLERINE, Malcolm Wilson – 72, Priestville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, February 13, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Peter Paul and Mary Helen (Fraser) Pellerine. Prior to retirement in 1997, he had been employed with, Michelin Tire, Service Z, Granton for 25 years, serving as supervisor for the later part of his career. He was a member and past-president of the BPOE, No. 226, New Glasgow. Malcolm was the originator of the “Taste of Home” campaign to support Canadian troops in Afghanistan, which was supported by his brother Elks. He was the founding president of the Pictou County Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Malcolm enjoyed spending time at his cottage in Larry’s River, especially the times shared with his family. He was a skilled card player and enjoyed playing crib and auction. Malcolm’s greatest joy was his family, who dearly loved him. Surviving are son, Malcolm Jr. (Ann) Pellerine, Priestville; daughter, Cindy (Sherman) Knight, MacLellan’s Brook; grandchildren, Brandon Pellerine, Lacey Pellerine, Taliah Knight, Maggie Wilson and Zachary (Jenny) Wilson; great-granddaughters, Riel and Gemma; brothers, Gerard (Lee) Pellerine and Jerome (Joan) Pellerine, Fraser’s Mountain; sisters, Elizabeth “Liz” (Gordon) Stewart, Halifax; Carmel (Lewis) Bradley, Prince Edward Island; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Jean (MacDonald) Pellerine; brother, Jackie Pellerine; granddaughter, Laurel Lea Knight. Funeral service was held February 17 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Spring interment will be in Castle Hill Cemetery, MacLellan’s Brook. Donations in Malcolm’s memory may be made to Castle Hill Cemetery Maintenance Fund.
FRASER, Mary Catherine “Kay” – age 101 of Trenton, formerly of Stellarton and Plymouth, passed away February 8, 2015 at the home of Cathy and Steven Cotter. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Edward A. and Ann (Brooks) Purvis. Kay lived most of her life in Plymouth and was an adherent of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. During her working life she worked for Sunshine Laundry for 10 years. Kay was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by special nephew Edward Purvis, Trenton; also several other nieces and nephews; grand-nieces Cathy (Steven) Cotter, Trenton; Diane Purvis, Trenton, with whom she formerly resided, also several other grand-nieces and nephews. Kay was predeceased by her husband Roy D. Fraser, brothers Clifford Purvis and William Purvis. Funeral service was held February 14 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
FRASER, Ethel Elizabeth (Otter) – born Feb. 1, 1918, passed away peacefully at the Aberdeen Hospital on Feb. 6, 2015 following a brief illness. Ethel was born in New Glasgow and was a daughter of the late Alexander (Sandy) F. and Minnie B. (Graham) Otter. Ethel could be found at her cottage in Chance Harbour that she built with her husband in 1942. She enjoyed many years, spending them on the beach, in the garden, and being a good neighbour. She was a kind, gentle, happy, and giving lady who was well respected by all who knew her. Ethel also enjoyed tennis, downhill skiing, and swimming well into her 80s. She might even be seen on the cottage roof hammering down a shingle or two. She enjoyed her Wednesday bowling league outings until age 96 and usually scored higher than her actual age. Following her husband’s death, Ethel was devoted to singlehandedly caring for her mentally challenged son, Scotty who gave her great joy. Ethel demonstrated an absolute love for her family. Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Robert Scott Fraser in 1977; her son Heywood Scott in 2009; her sisters Jen (William) Scaife, Dorothy (Edward) Hansford, Margaret (Richard) Davidson, and her brother Fred (Vera) Otter. She is survived by her sister, Alice Rutland, Wabamon, Alta.; two sons: Robert Alexander, New Glasgow, and Barry James (Gail Doherty), Maquapit Lake, N.B.; grandchildren: Aaron Scott (Nicole), Rusagonis, N.B.; Matthew James (Emily), Ottawa, Ont.; and Janel Marie (Neil), Williams Lake, B.C.; and her great-grandchildren: Willow Elizabeth, Brooke Lauren, Aiden James, and Ethan Peter. A celebration of Ethel’s life and burial will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital or any charity.
GUTHRO, Margaret Geraldine “Gerry” – 89, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Lavinia Street, passed away February 9, 2015 in the manor. Born in Stellarton she was a daughter of the late Whitfield and Harriett (MacNeil) Munro. She is survived by sons, Wayne Jollimore (Barb), Stellarton; Danny Guthro (Debbie), Stellarton; Sandy Guthro, New Glasgow; a daughter Tami Guthro, Halifax; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother Sandy Munro (Joan), Halifax; two sisters, Jean Chisholm, Stellarton; Claire (Jerry) Young, Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel, a son William in infancy, a sister Molly Munro. Funeral service was held February 12 from the First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Burial of ashes will take place in the Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow at a later date.
HAYDEN, Ross Henry – 90, of Pictou Landing, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Woodburn, he was a son of the late James and Pearl (Russell) Hayden. He was a retired school bus driver having previously worked for C.P. Smith Company Ltd. and Trenton Works. He was affiliated with Bethel Presbyterian Church, Pictou Landing. He was a member of the Westville Heritage Group, 55 Plus Club and was an avid bowler and card player. He is survived by a sister, Lillian Stroud, Valley View Villa; brother, James (Beverly), Woodburn; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Henrietta “Etta” (Christie); brothers, Fulton and Lloyd; sisters, Irene and Bessie. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A public graveside service will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery, Pictou Landing, at a later date. Donations may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital ICU, Aberdeen Palliative Care Unit, Bethel Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.
GOODYEAR, Edith “May” – passed away on Feb. 8, 2015 in the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. A longtime resident of Roderick Street, New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Edith (Haggart) Sutherland. May was a proud volunteer, Serving Sister, and past superintendent of the 701 Combined Division of St John Ambulance in New Glasgow. She served in the New Glasgow corps for 27 years, and was instrumental in the formation of the St John Ambulance Cadet division. She was also a member of the 374 Air Cadet Squadron Parents Auxiliary, and the Mothers Auxiliary of the Ceilidh Pipe Band in New Glasgow. May enjoyed making quilts, and knitting mittens and socks by the hundreds, supplying family and friends with her labors of love. She loved helping people, and did so quietly, never expecting anything in return. May will be sadly missed by daughters Marion Doyle, New Glasgow; Marjorie Goodyear (Ernest Majcan) New Glasgow; Jenny Goodyear (Ivan Thompson) New Glasgow; sons Robert Goodyear, Brampton, ON; and George Goodyear (Cheryl), Dartmouth; 11 grandchildren: Meghan Melanson (Guy), Justin Goodyear, Nicholas MacLennan, Ernest Majcan, Christopher Majcan, all of New Glasgow; Tabatha Goodyear, Brampton ON.; Trevor Goodyear, Ottawa, ON; and Dylon Goodyear, Dartmouth, Aline Samson, Cape Breton; Marie Shannon, Moncton, NB; Peter Shannon, Moncton, NB; and eleven great-grandchildren: Joseph, Candace, Kyle, Sherrie, Balinda, Amanda, Melissa, Samanta, Kierra, Gabriel and William. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Eugene (Hughie) Goodyear, daughter Jean Goodyear, and step-daughter Margaret Benoit. A memorial service will be held at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, 256 King St., New Glasgow today, February 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial of ashes at a later date. Donations may be made to the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Recreation Dept. or the Nova Scotia Alzheimer’s Society.
CALLAGHAN, Shirley Anne – 80, of New Glasgow, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Doris (MacDonald) Dee. She was a long time employee of Kmart. She was a member of the First United Church, choir, UCW and was a CGIT leader. She was a member of the Women Alike Dragon Boat team and the Order of the Eastern Star. Shirley is survived by sons: Gary and James, both of New Glasgow; brothers: Aubrey (Ethel), Pine Tree; Herbie (Carol), Wallace; Sandy (Trudy), Toronto; sisters-in-law: Eva Dee, Trenton; Ann Callaghan, New Glasgow; brother-in-law, Charles MacLean, New Glasgow; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, William “Blinker” Callaghan and brother, William “Bill” Dee. Funeral service was held February 18 in the First United Church Hall, Trenton. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, First United Church or a charity of choice.
BROOKS, Glendon Patrick – 64, of Pictou Landing First Nation, passed away February 11, 2015 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, after losing his battle with cancer. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Raymond and Mary (MacDonald) Brooks. Glendon was a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humour, a loving father, grandfather and a true friend, who was passionate about his culture and the environment. He loved his sports, especially the Ottawa Senators. He never asked for much, loved visitors, attending community gatherings, always finding a way to attend. He took good care of his mom, the late Mary E. Brooks. He worked as a roofer in Boston, Mass. for some 25 years and also as a security guard for 10 years during his younger years. He loved hunting and fishing, playing the guitar, computers, gambling, and always enjoyed learning new things. He is survived by sons Danny, Donald; a daughter Charlotte Brooks-Gould, all of Pictou Landing First Nation; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters: Frances Monteith, Halifax; Mary Brooks and Evelyn “Penny” Meuse, both of Shubenacadie; his two god-children Andrea Paul, Pictou Landing First Nation, and Garnet Brooks, Halifax. He was predeceased by a brother Dan Martin, mother Beatrice Paul and father Peter Julien. Mass of Christian burial was February 17 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Pictou Landing First Nation. Burial will take place at Indian Island at a later date.Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association.
BOWRAN, Mildred Ina – 91, of the Valley View Villa, Riverton and formerly of Stellarton, passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the Villa. Born in Stellarton, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence (Rowe) Blackwood. Mildred was a lifelong resident of Stellarton. During her working career she worked for the Donato Faini Textiles, operated a store from her home and later helped with seniors in their homes. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, where she was also a member of the AMS and the Ladies Guild. Mildred was also a former cub leader for a number of years. She was a life member of the Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are a daughter Shirley Kennedy- Graham, Stellarton; grandchildren: Jerry, Kathy, Billy, Gwen and Joseph; step-grandson Peter; great-grandchildren: Sarah, Devon and Dakota; a brother Royce Blackwood, Ontario; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son Billy; brothers: Arthur, Bert and Dodie. Funeral service was held February 16 from the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, the recreation dept of Valley View Villa or to a charity of one’s choice.
Squadron Leader McLEAN, William Francis “Frank” – 82, of Pictou, passed away on February 5, 2015 at home surrounded by his wife Eva and daughters Shell and Jo. Born in Pictou in 1932 to parents Major George McLean and Muriel (Beer), Frank spent most of his formative years living in the family home on West River Road in Pictou. In 1950, shortly after graduating from the Pictou Academy, Frank joined the RCAF in search of wartime adventure in Korea. By the time he finished his aircrew training however, the Korean War had ended and Frank was assigned to a sub-hunting Lancaster squadron in PEI. Frank loved to fly, first as a wireless operator and later as a tactical navigator on a myriad of sub-hunting and transport aircraft. He also served as the CO of CFS Sydney and in a number of intelligence assignments including a vital Cold War position at SHAPE HQ in Paris, France and later in Casteau, Belgium. But it was the maritime patrol mission hunting Soviet submarines that Frank loved the most and his abilities became legendary throughout the allied sub-hunting communities. As a result, in 1972 Frank was selected to fly on exchange with the US Navy in Keflavik, Iceland where he was able to master their P-3 Orion with a view to later leading Canada’s purchase of the P-3 Aurora Maritime Surveillance Aircraft. Upon completion of 35 years of service, Frank and Eva returned to the family home in Pictou where they spent many wonderful retirement years punctuated by long, joyful summers at their beloved cottage in Waterside. Frank is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eva (Connell); sons, Colonel Mike (Marilyn); LCol Jim (Lynn); daughters, Shell (Randy) Tully; Jo (Peter) Symmonds; A proud and devoted grandfather, Frank will be dearly missed by grand children, Amy, Jason, Bryce, Lindsey, Brendon and Nick; sisters, Kay MacLean and Helen (Bill) Tower. He was predeceased by grandson Tom McLean. Cremation has taken place, and visitation and funeral to be held at a later date. Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Pictou United Church. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.
MacISAAC, Donald Archibald – 92 of New Glasgow and formerly of Sunny Brae, passed away in the Aberdeen Hospital on Sunday, February 1, 2015 after a brief illness. He was the eighth of a family of 15 born to John James and Annie Laurie (MacLean) MacIsaac of Little Judique, Cape Breton. Donald worked for many years for Irving Oil Ltd. as a furnace installer and repairs, he took great pride in his work. He lived most of his married life in Sunny Brae before moving to New Glasgow. Donald enjoyed listening to fiddle music. He is survived by a daughter Faye (Donald) Hicks, Pictou; sons Eldridge (Carolyn) MacIsaac, Durham; Randall (Dolly) MacIsaac, Churchville; grandchildren: Kelly, Shara Lee, Duane, Shelley, Janice, Glenn, Carleen, James and Chelsea; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister Mary MacIsaac, Dartmouth; brothers Ben and Jerome, both of Ontario; sisters-in-law Helen (Jack) Roberts and Catherine (John) Muise; brother-in-law Simon (Betty) Fraser; also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 71 years in June 2014, Bessie Agnes (Fraser) MacIsaac; and his siblings: Annie Catherine, Peggy, Sadie, John Rory, Joe, Tena, Rachael, Rannie, Theresa, David and Leo; sister-in-law Isobel (Harold) Hambleton; brothers-in-law Bob (Joyce) Fraser and Bill McCrate. A memorial service was held February 6 from the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at a later date in the Sunny Brae Cemetery. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to the Sunny Brae Cemetery.
HOBIN, Anne Frances “Annie” – 82, of the Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Fraser Street, New Glasgow, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 in the Manor. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Richard “Brother” and Mary (Meagher) Hobin. She was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and former choir member. She was a volunteer with the New Glasgow Music Festival. She and her mother could be seen walking around town selling Lotto tickets. In later years, she helped raise funds for the Glen Haven Manor Bus. She is survived by cousins: Art “Artie” (Barbara) Flynn, Seabright; Clyde “Clydie” (Joan) Flynn, Edmonton, AB; Barbara Hamilton, Enfield; Annie Drew, Halifax; close friend, Mildred Ranahan; her family at Glen Haven Manor. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard. Funeral mass and burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Donations in her memory may be made to Glen Haven Manor or Saint John the Baptist Church.