TERRIS, Margie – of Sylvester, passed away in her 86th year. She has been a resident of Valley View Villa for the past few months, where she passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 18, 2014. Born in Dartmouth, she was the youngest daughter of the late A. J. and Helen Crook.
She lived in Dartmouth until her marriage, when she moved to Pictou Co. Margie had three passions, her family, her church, and her music. Over the years, she sang in many choirs, was choir director at Alma-Green Hill United Church and at one time had a large Junior Choir. She will be greatly missed by her husband Frank, Sylvester; a daughter Laurie, Moncton; brother Drewie; and sister, Evelyn (Rev. Gordon Stewart), both of Dartmouth. She will be remembered by many relatives throughout the province. Margie was predeceased by her parents and brothers, Kenneth, Berwick and Allan, Kingston. According to her wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A memorial service was held October 23 from Alma-Green Hill United Church. Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Service are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.
NICKERSON, Garry Edward – 60, passed away on October 19, 2014 at home. Born in New Glasgow he was the son of the late Lew and Shirley (Pelly) Nickerson. Garry owned and operated Nickerson’s Auto Salvage. He was a member of the Pictou County Antique Car club and the Antigonish Snow Dogs Snowmobile Club. He was a past member of the Federation of Foster Families. Garry was a chosen foster father and papa to many children that entered his home. For many years he drove a stock car at Riverside speedway. He loved to attend antique car shows. He also loved to bring smiles to people’s faces on Christmas Eve when he drove around with his decorated tow truck. He is survived by his wife Marie (Ehler); children: Dennis (Suzannah), Marshy Hope; Cheryl (Chris), Glen Aire Estates; Jeremy (Abby) Antigonish; brothers, Lawrence ( Linda) Stellarton; Bobby Harrop, Marshy Hope; Tracy (Eileen), Antigonish; Stephen Larkham (Melanie) Trenton; Alice (Earl) Einarson, Marshy Hope; Ethel (Gerard) Petipas, Marshy Hope; Anne (Tex) Gay, Island East River, Hilda George, Sydney; grandchildren: Gary (Samantha); Kelsey, Carmen (Kenzie Koteck), Andrew, Makayla, Jericho, Seilka, Miklo, Christian, Nicholas, great granddaughter Gabriella, as well as aunt Dorothy Hopkins, Woods Harbour, many brothers and sisters in law and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Ronnie and stepmother Florence. Funeral was held in St. James United Church on October 24. Burial in Glen Bard Cemetery, James River. Memorial donations may be made to Antigonish Town and County Palliative Care Society or the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
MacLEOD, Neil James – 98, New Glasgow and formerly of Westville, passed away at Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax, on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Born in Westville on Dec, 2, 1915, Neil was a son of the late William and Bessie MacLeod. Neil owned grocery businesses in Westville and New Glasgow until his retirement in 1975. In his spare time he loved fishing and talking about fishing. Surviving are his sister Alice Nelson, his sisters-in-law Jean MacLeod and Louise MacLeod as well as many nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews who remember him as a wonderful uncle. He was predeceased by his wife Jessie, and sisters Katherine MacLeod and Isabel Black, and brother John. Neil is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on today, October 29, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. where his funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery. After the service, guests are invited to a reception at St. Paul United Church Hall.
MacGILLIVARY, Catherine Gertrude “Tina” – 89 of Westville passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Tina was born in the Netherlands in 1924 and moved to Canada as a “War Bride” in 1946. She was a home maker who took great pride in her children and enjoyed sewing, knitting and in her early years dancing and going to dog shows. She is survived by her son Jack (Margie),Pictou; daughter Ann Campbell, Westville; grand daughter Sandra Campbell, Westville and sister Ann Heynes, Netherlands. Tina was predeceased by her husband Whitman Edison “Ed” MacGillivary in 2005. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A family grave side service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westville or the S.P.C.A. Arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.
KIRKWOOD, Carmie Venetia (Jordan) – 77 of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Sunny Brae, passed away Septemer 14, 2014, in the Aberdeen Hospital. She was born in Country Harbour, NS. She was the daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Gertie Bell-Gay Jordan. She is survived by “her children” Sandy Jr. Kirkwood (Winna), New Glasgow, Connie Kirkwood Paul (Kevin), ON, Dolly MacIsaac (Randall), Churchville, Mearl Kirkwood, New Glasgow; 10 “grandchildren”: Robert and Jessy, Alberta, Dustin, Bronzon and Jean, ON, Carleen, James, Chelsea, Churchville, Jarett, ON and Cassie, Truro; two “great grandchildren”, Baily and Kayln, Blue Mtn. She is also survived by brothers Merle Jordan, Westville and Wayne Jordan (Joyce), Stellarton; also by sister Paddy O’Brien, Stellarton and former husband Sandy Kirkland Sr., New Glasgow and friend Alex DeYoung. She was predeceased by sister in law, Genevieve Jordan and by sister Connie DeYoung (Jordan).
JONES, Nicole Juliette – 85, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Morisset. Nicole was a graduate of the University of Paris at Sorbonne, France and studied at the University of Montreal. She had been employed as a virologist technician with three hospitals and the Institute of Microbiology in the Montreal. Following, she was as a legal translator with McGill University, the Government of Canada andthe Insurance Institute of Canada. She translated the book, “We were not the Savages” for Daniel N. Paul to French. Nicole enjoyed her time working with Radio Canada as a contributor in the field of virology. She was a former member of Mensa Canada and had written many unpublished works. Nicole enjoyed a quick wit, wonderful sense of humour in many languages and the joy of learning, especially astronomy and the universe. Surviving are her husband of 60 years Raymond W.; daughter, Cathy (Jose), New Glasgow; son, Peter A., New Glasgow; sister, Christiane Morisset Anderson, Sainte-Adresse, France; niece, Ann, France. In honour of Nicole’s wishes, her family will celebrate her life privately. Donations may be made in Nicole’s memory to Canadian Cancer Society.
FITZPATRICK, Patrick Philip James “Paddy” – 76, Walkerville, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Daniel Angus and Marion Elizabeth (Frost) Fitzpatrick. Paddy served in the Canadian Army with the Black Watch in Gagetown and Germany. Upon retirement from the army, Paddy was employed with the former Johnson and MacDonald Warehouse and then TRA until retirement. He had been a member and leader with St. John Ambulance for many years. Paddy was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow and an avid dart player. He enjoyed listening to music, reading Western novels, smoking his pipe and doing yard work. Paddy greatly enjoyed the companionship of his dog, Buddy. Surviving are sisters, Stella Stewart, Priestville; Mary (Eugene) Boudreau, Weston, Ont.; Anna Kearnes, Ajax, Ont.; Doris (Percy) Cook, Hopewell; Mabel (Havelock) Bingley, Egerton; brothers, Murdock, Ajax; Michael “Alex” (Joy), Thorburn; James (Katy), Westville; sister-in-law, Brenda Fitzpatrick, Walkerville; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Daniel; niece, Sheila “Toot” Fitzpartick; sister-in-law, Marie Fitzpatrick; brothers-in-law, Raymond Stewart and Chuck Kearnes; friend, Jean Snell. Funeral service was held October 28 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations may be made in Patrick’s memory to The Children’s Wish Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association.
ELLIOTT, Alexander Ira ‘Sandy’ – age 74, of Pictou and Salt Springs, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on October 20, 2014. Born and raised in Pictou, Sandy was a son of the late Anna and James Elliott. Sandy leaves to mourn, his brother-in-law, Calvin Tilley; his loving nieces and nephews, Calvin Tilley Jr., Alastair (Diane) Tilley, Peter Tilley, Joanne (Melvin) Bragg, Jennifer Griffin (Donald), Kate Piercey and their children; special cousins, Ian, Sandy and Sheila Campbell, along with other family relatives and numerous friends. Besides his parents, Sandy was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and William; sisters, Shirley, Charlene, Beverley, and Katherine; great nephew Jonathan Bragg. Cremation has taken place. As per Sandy’s request, a private family committal service will be held at a later date. Donations in Sandy’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences: email@example.com.
TOWNSEND, Jane Elizabeth (Gladwin) – After a courageous one-year battle with illness, Jane passed away at her Dartmouth home, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, members of her family at her side, and her final wish that her beloved shih tzu dogs George and Gracie be with her at the end. Born in Dartmouth 68 years ago, she was the only daughter of Wynyard “Joe” Gladwin and the late Ruth (Mitchell) Gladwin. She graduated from Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth in 1964, then attended the Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing in New Glasgow, where she graduated in 1967. She later completed the nursing continuing care course at St. Francis Xavier University. While in training, she met Hugh Townsend and they married in 1967, their “centennial project.” She was a registered nurse for 40 years, including two years at the Aberdeen. When she and Hugh moved to Dartmouth in 1969, she nursed at the Nova Scotia Hospital for a short time, and was then on the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital for 38 years, primarily in the emergency department and recovery room. She was an extremely devoted and highly respected nurse throughout her career, caring greatly for the many, many patients she helped. Jane also served on the provincial executive of the Nova Scotia Emergency Nurses Association for a number of years. She was also a very devoted mother and grandmother. In her spare time, her favourite hobby was quilting, making everything from large quilts, to baby quilts, to wall hangings and other items. Upon completion of each item, she got much satisfaction from giving her beautiful works to friends and relatives. She remained a long-time member of the Northumberland Quilt Guild in Pictou County and was a member of the Mayflower and Mariners quilt guilds in Dartmouth. Jane loved everything around her, and in recent years she collected wonderful memories from trips to New Zealand and Italy. Her unbelievable strength through her illness was typical of the way she faced life’s challenges, her great sense of humour never weakening. Left to mourn, besides her father in Kentville, who turned 95 on Monday, and Hugh, her loving husband of 47 years, are two sons, Gavin (You-Hui Kim) Townsend, Toronto, and Graham (Patti Hackett) Townsend, Cole Harbour; one daughter, Charlotte (Fayeque) Townsend-Rahman, Toronto; four grandchildren, Claire and Anna Townsend, Cole Harbour; Isla and Cade Townsend-Rahman, Toronto; one brother, Gerald Mitchell (Jose Van Kippersluis) Gladwin, Greenfield, Kings County; sister-in-law, Barbara (Townsend) Tuck, East River, Lunenburg County; cousins, Ruth Annett Boutilier, Dartmouth, Robert (Alice) Annett, Cole Harbour; Sheldon (Sharon) Mitchell, Martin’s Brook, Jill Mitchell (Mike) O’Reilly and Phyllis Mitchell Ronayne, both in St. John’s, N.L. She was predeceased by her mother two years ago; Uncle Gerald Gladwin; Aunt Violet (Mitchell) Annett and Uncle Amos Annett, and Uncle Bob Mitchell. There will be no visitation. A memorial service was held at Woodlawn United Church, 57 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, officiated by Rev. Phillip Kennedy, on Saturday, October 25. A reception was held in the church hall following the service. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Woodlawn United Church. Cremation has taken place and interment was at the Heritage Oak Columbarium, Dartmouth. Arrangements entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. The family would like to especially thank the VON team that was so helpful and caring after she returned home from hospital. In her final days, Jane left this message (author unknown): “In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have that chance again.” On-line condolences may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
WALSH, Jean Marie – 70, New Glasgow, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in Cape Jack, she was a daughter of the late Boniface and Irene (Benoit) Breen. Retiring in 2006, Jean had been employed with Michelin Tire, Granton for 30 years, having previously been employed with Kodak, Toronto. Jean enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed her many trips out west and watching Survivor with her pals, Albert and Weezie. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Surviving are her husband, Frank; son, Joe, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Amber, Halifax; Andrew, at home; chosen grandchildren, Ashley and Bailey; sisters, Elizabeth (James) Breen, Havre Boucher; Carol (Charlie) Latimer, Fort McMurray; Marion (Gilbert) DeCoste, Hopewell; Bernadette Breen, Fort McMurray; Barbara Breen, Aulds Cove; brothers, Joe, Fernie, B.C.; Michael (Evangeline), Mulgrave; Gerald (Sylvia), Cape Jack; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers, Arthur and Georgie. Mass of Christian Burial was held October 16 in Church of the Holy Name, Westville. Donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Aberdeen Health Foundation Palliative Care Unit Endowment. Arrangements are entrusted to P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
THOMAS, Cheryle Marie – 69, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord, Thursday, October 16, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born June 2, 1945 in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Rev. H. Donald and Aleta G. (MacLean) Thomas. Cheryle attended schools in New Glasgow before attending the former United Baptist Bible Training School, Moncton, N.B. She lived in various places during her adult life including Halifax, Boston, Mass., Houston, Texas and Elmhurst, Illinois. Cheryle was employed with several companies, AT & T, Boston and Hematology Tech II Department, Southwest Memorial Hospital, Houston. She was a lady who possessed a strong faith from an early age. She was a member of Second United Baptist Church, New Glasgow where, in her youth, she was involved in Sunday School, Mission Band, CGIT, BYPU and Junior Choir. Cheryle served as deaconess at The Life Giving Word Cathedral, Elmhurst, for many years. She was a talented pianist, gladly sharing her gift of music in church ministries. Cheryle was a talented artist whose work centred on African and abstract art, which she created using various mediums. Surviving are her daughter, Tanya Locks-Crossley and her children, Dominique and Azaria, Houston, Texas; step-daughter, Nicole (Demario) Evans and her children, Asia and Thai’Lin, Chicago, Illinois; sisters, Carolyn (Lee) Wilson, Knob Noster, Missouri; Joy Bennett, New Glasgow; Sharma (Allan) Paris, Truro; Jan (Peter) Thomas-Giles, Dartmouth; brothers, Raymond (Janie) Thomas, Dartmouth; Bryan Thomas, Sackville, N.B.; aunt, Maude MacLean, New Glasgow; cousins, Glenda (Eugene) Jones, New Glasgow; Scott (Gloria) MacLean, New Glasgow; Yvonne Moyer, Nanaimo, B.C.; special friends, Aleta Williams, New Glasgow; Anthony Cooney, Atlanta, Georgia; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister, Lorraine in infancy. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, October 22, in Second United Baptist Church. Private burial in Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow at a later date. Donations may be made in Cheryle’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Arthritis Society (Nova Scotia Division).
SUTHERLAND, Hyson Frederick – 83, of New Glasgow, passed away on September 14, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Hyson worked for many years with the Bank of Nova Scotia at several locations across Atlantic Canada. Following his banking career he worked for Sun Life Financial in both Digby and Halifax. A number of years ago when both he and Ursula retired, they moved to Pictou. Hyson is survived by his son Tom Sutherland; daughter-in-law Laurie Ann Sutherland; grandchildren, Amy Sutherland and Ashley Sutherland; all of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Hyson is also survived by his brother, Maxwell Sutherland of Atholville, New Brunswick; sisters, Martha Pirrie of Wayne, Illinois; Ruby Whitehouse of Prince George, British Columbia. Hyson was predeceased by his wife Ursula (Flett) Sutherland, his parents George and Maudie Sutherland of Newcastle, New Brunswick and his brother George Sutherland of Edmonton, Alberta. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on October 29, 2014 in St. James Anglican Church, Pictou. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.
KOEHOORN, Trijntje (Tena) – of Lyons Brook and the Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, passed away October 15th, 2014 surrounded by her family. Tena was born the youngest of nine children, on a sailboat, April 18th, 1926 in Sint Annaparochie, The Netherlands to Elisabeth and Pieter Rienks. She married Willem (Bill) Koehoorn on April 16th, 1953 and six weeks later they boarded a boat bound for Halifax. After working on a farm in St. Peter’s, Cape Breton, they bought their own farm in Lyons Brook where they raised a family of four children. Much of Tena’s life was dedicated to community service including numerous volunteer positions and long standing memberships with the Christian Reformed Church, New Glasgow; Lyons Book United Church; Women’s Institute of Nova Scotia, Progressive Conservative Party, and the local chapter of the Parkinson’s Society. She also worked many years as a hall monitor at West Pictou District High School. Tena was an amazing seamstress, a life-long reader, an avid baker, and a local author of two books (Not Knowing and Dykes, Dams and Doors). Her love of the water and the beach was instilled early in life having grown up on a sailboat and on the canals of Holland. She was also defined by her love for family, her strong wit and determination, and her love of the Lord. Tena is survived by her four children and their families: Elizabeth MacDonald (Douglas) of Quispamsis, NB; George Koehoorn of Hong Kong; Mieke Wilma Koehoorn (Paul) of Vancouver, BC; and Peter Koehoorn (Eileen) of Trenton; eight grandchildren and great grandchildren: Andrew MacDonald (Crystal) of Calgary, AB; Dale MacDonald of Toronto, ON; Daren MacDonald of Toronto, ON; Mieke Lowney (Jeremiah) of Quispamsis, NB; Bailey and Isaac Koehoorn of Trenton; and Kaden Burns and Veronica Lowney of Quispamsis, NB. She was predeceased by her husband William (February 9, 1997). Funeral service was held October 19th, 2014 from the Lyons Brook United Church.
HUNTER, Harold Dana – 59, of New Glasgow, formerly of Truro, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Harold and Joan (Warren) Hunter. He was a retired partner from McLellan Industries in Truro and was previously employed by Irving Oil for 18 years. He is survived by daughters: Lisa (Glen) Jennings; Melissa (Jamie) Berkvens; son, Matthew (Kristina) Hunter; granddaughter, Amy Beth; brother, Dale; nephew, Christopher (Serena O’Gorman); niece, Jennifer (Andrew) McCluskey; step-sons, Mitchell and Travis; aunt, Lorna Hunter. He was predeceased by a sister Joanne and sister-in-law, Marina (Waite) Hunter. He will be missed in the neighbourhood but got his wish to spend the summer on the deck. He is now at peace and “living the dream.” Funeral service was held October 16 at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
CRESINE, Dorothy B. “Dot” – 90 of Stellarton Road, formerly of Springville, passed away October 15, 2014 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late George and Edith (Purdy) Parker. She was a resident of New Glasgow since 2004 having previously been a long-time resident of Springville where she and her late husband Roy operated a farm from 1956-1993. Dorothy was an adherent of Bridgeville United Church. She is survived by a sister Betty Samen, Truro; a niece Phyllis (Anton) Carter and family, North Bay, Ont; special family Bob and Jessie MacKay and family, Springville; foster daughter Jane Foance, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband Roy, a sister Hazel Angevine, a brother Harold, brothers-in-law Herman Angevine and Clarence Samen. There will be no visitation or service at the request of the deceased. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date at Boylston United Church Cemetery, Guysborough County. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
ROSS, Linda Dianne – 57, New Glasgow, passed away October 7, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a long time employee of Summer Street Industries, where she worked for 30 plus years before her retirement. Linda was a social butterfly, who enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a wonderful ability to connect with others and she spent her whole life building her extended family. Linda had an infectious laugh and a mischievous twinkle in her eye. She loved children and animals, and cherished the times she spent with them. Christmas and her birthday were her favourite times of the year. Linda was very self-aware and very proud of her heritage. She will be fondly remembered by those who loved her. Surviving are her sister, Carolyn (Melvin) Frosst, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews; foster brothers, Allister MacLean, Fred Maxwell; her large chosen family at Highland Residential Services. She was predeceased by her brother, Pte. Brian Ross; niece, Amanda Cochrane. Funeral service was held October 10 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations may be made to Pictou County SPCA or Pictou County Christmas Fund.
PORTER, Kenneth Murray, ‘Kenny’ – 88, passed into eternal rest in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, on October 9, 2014. Born in Three Brooks, he began his working life in Brantford, Ont. He moved back to Pictou to work for Onslow Lass Dairy, and finished his working career with 32 years of dedicated service to Atlantic Wholesalers (Loblaws). Kenny was always enjoyed being a part time farmer and horses were a big part of his life. His neighbours, family and friends meant everything to him and were always welcome. An avid card player, he also loved to listen to old time music and church hymns. He was a long-time member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou, where he sang in the choir for many years and had been an elder since 1960. He was also a faithful member of Eastern Star I.O.O.F. Lodge, No. 1, Pictou for 55 years and twice served as Noble Grand. Kenny is survived by sons, Murray (Barb), Pictou; Richard (Claire), Fort McMurray and Bayview; and daughter, Janice, Bayview; grandchildren: Trevor, Melissa, J.R., Jessica, Dylan, Matthew, Adam, Marla, Jonathan and eight great grandchildren; brothers, Martin and Willie; sisters, Marion, Laura and Peggy; many nieces and nephews; step-sons, George (Sonia), Charlie (Helen); step-daughter, Rebecca (Terry); nine step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren; special family friend, Kathy Kennedy. He was predeceased by his father, James Porter; his mother, Margaret (Munro) Porter; step-father, Ray Johnston; the mother of his children, Violet Scott, second wife, Irene (Finlayson) Baird; brother, Milton; sisters, Willa and Sally; step-sons, Vernie and Keith. Funeral service was held October 14 from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou. Burial in Seaview Cemetery. The family would be grateful for donations to St. Andrew’s Church, The Molly Appeal (Alzheimer’s Research), S.P.C.A. or a any charity.
PETERSON, June C. – 83, of New Glasgow, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in Summerside, PEI. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Bernard “Brick” and Margaret (Rose) MacLean. She was a former employee of Cara Operations Ltd. at the Halifax Int. Airport for many years. She enjoyed her family and friends, reading, dancing, traveling and “Coronation Street”. She is survived by her son Patrick (Nicole), Summerside; daughter-in-law Doreen, Halifax; five grandchildren: Megan, Alysa, Thresa, Neil, and Joey; several great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Forhart, Lower Sackville; and three MacLean nephews, John, Laurie, Stephen, and their wives. She was predeceased by her husband William; daughter Joanne Myers; son William; grandson Kyle Myers; brother Jack “Red” MacLean; and two fiances John Hoare and Robert Johnson. Her memorial service will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton at a later date.
PARKS, Delbert P. – It is with great sadness that the family of Delbert Paul Parks announces his passing, after a short battle, on October 7, 2014. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late Rouel and Peggy Parks. Delbert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Laurinda; his children, Christina (Stephen) Cox, Milton, Ontario; Blair (Karyl) Parks, Ottawa, Ontario; Gail (Tim Barron) Parks, Elmsdale; and beautiful grandchildren, Christopher, Cameron, Stirling and Briana. He is also survived by siblings, Janice, Patsy, Sharon, Marilyn, Michael, Randy, Burney and Kevin. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Dwayne and Brian. A celebration of his life was held October 12 from the McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
MILLER, Howard Buntain – 75, of Depot Street, Pictou, passed away October 6, 2014 in the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Upper Stewiacke, he was a son of the late George and Edna (Ogilvie) Miller. He was retired, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 73. An avid hunter, Howard was well liked and known around town for his ability to fix anything. He is survived by his children, Barbara Smith, Jerry, both of Vancouver Island; Howard, Jr., Edmonton and Helen Chudley, Caribou Island; grandchildren, Amie and Megan Smith, Christina and Steven Chudley; brothers, Hallie (Doreen), Newfoundland; Edward (Margie), Calgary and Wilson, Truro. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet (Turple) Miller. Funeral service was held October 10 in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.
MacDONALD, Hugh – 93, of the Northumberland Veterans Unit, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Trenton, he was a son of the late Norman and Jessie (MacDermid) MacDonald. He was retired from the NS Liquor Commission. He served overseas during the Second World War from June 1942 – February 1946 in Italy. He was a member of the First United Church, Trenton; Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29 and he belonged to the Masonic Lodge, in Toronto. In 1935-36 he started playing hockey with the Trenton Juniors and then the British Consuls Junior Team in 1936-39. In 1939-40 at the age of 18, he played senior hockey with the Pictou Regals. Following the War, in 1946-47 he played with the Moncton Hawks and after winning the Maritime Senior Hockey Championship played two games at Maple Leaf Gardens in Allan Cup play. In 1951-52 he coached the Trenton Scotians to the Maritime Junior B Championship. He retired from playing hockey in 1954-55. He enjoyed horse racing and raised two racing horses, Chief and Sweet Tawny Mac. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Skidmore); daughter, Stacie (Allan) Cullen, Foxbrook; grandchildren, Amber (Shane) Watters; Ashley Ward; great-grandchildren: Jamie, Jayden, Zackery and Landon; sister Norma Mason, Trenton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie Hood; brothers: John, Angus “Sonny”, Robert and Danny; sisters: Vickie, Christie and Maggie. Funeral was held October 10 in the First United Church, Trenton. Burial will be in Abercrombie Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
LANGILLE, Charles Alfred ‘Chuck’ – 96, passed away October 7, 2014, just three days short of his 97th birthday, in the Northumberland Veteran’s Unit, Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Alfred and Rhoda (Hemmings) Langille. A veteran of the Second World War, Chuck served in the Army, stationed in Newfoundland & Labrador. After the war he attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College studying gardening and animal husbandry. He worked as a baker at the Hamilton Biscuit Factory, as a coal miner, and in the plate shop at the shipyard, Ferguson Industries. A member of Pictou United Church, and former caretaker, Chuck sang in the choir for over 50 years. He also sang in the Stellarton Male Chorus and took parts in the Rotary Club musical productions over the years. An avid gardener, both vegetables and flowers, Chuck also had a great affection for animals, and at one time kept and showed hens. He is survived by step-daughter, Dianne Reynell, Pictou; dear friends, Russel and Jean Maclean and family, Maria, Gavin and Nicholas; sister-in-law, Helen Langille, Westville; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife, Beatrice Darroch and second wife, Winnifred (Moulton) Reynell. The last of his immediate family, he was also predeceased by sisters, Ena Webb, Mary MacDonald, Gladys Leadbetter and brother, Jack. Funeral service was held October 11 from Pictou United Church. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to the Northumberland Veteran’s Unit Comfort Fund.
HALE, James Roy – It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of James Roy Hale on October 7, one day short of his 60th birthday. Born in Westville, Jim found happiness in his family and fulfilment professionally in his lifelong dedication to teaching. Jim is survived by his loving wife Jane, with whom he spent 32 wonderful years, his children Evan (Kate) in Alma and Lauren and Nathan who are still at home in Stellarton; sister Marilyn (Fred) Jesty of King City, Ontario; brother-in-law John (Janet) MacLeod, Hammonds Plains; Cathy (Tom) Carling, Mayo, Quebec and Rhoda (Archie) Matthews, Hammonds Plains; also many nephews and nieces across Canada. Jim was a graduate of Westville High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from St. Mary’s. Jim initially returned home and started his 35 year teaching career at Westville High School in 1978, becoming vice-principal there in 1986. As part of his ongoing desire to develop professionally as a teacher and later as a school administrator, Jim earned a Masters of Arts (Education) degree from St. Mary’s and a Master of Education in Administration Degree from St. Francis Xavier. This enabled him to become a very successful principal, initially at Thorburn Consolidated School and for the past 11 years at Walter Duggan Consolidated School in Westville. As an educator, Jim’s philosophy was “the children come first and the rest can be dealt with later. All children can learn and it is our responsibility as educators to see that this happens” guided his decision making process as an administrator. Jim’s success as a principal can be attributed to two dominating principles: no one worked for Jim, they worked with him; and secondly, all of the students he taught over the years were “his kids”. A little known highlight of Jim’s life was the fact he supported himself while at university in Halifax as a male model. He was so successful at this that his brothers-in-law were very reluctant to accept him into the family because he was simply too good looking. On a personal level, Jim loved to camp, spending many summer days and nights at Twin Shores in PEI and Seafoam in Pictou County. Jim had many passions, ranging from wine making to trips to places that were warm with great beaches. Of particular note was St. Pete’s Beach where Jim and Jane spend many hard hours working in tan maintenance. Jim was a remarkable man in one other aspect of life: he was the consummate shopper. He could never pass a clothing or shoe shop without exchanging some of his hard earned money for an item of clothing that was absolutely essential to his wardrobe. Jim was involved in his community as well. For many years he served on the Board of Directors for the Pictou County Children’s Aid Society and from 2004 was an active member of Western Star #50 in Westville. With all this involvement Jim found time to spend with his own children and loved them dearly. He offered encouragement, advice and life skills that will stand them in good stead in the coming years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to a charity of your choice. On line condolences can be offered by going to www.eaglesfuneralhome.ca. Funeral service was held at First Presbyterian Church in Stellarton on October 10.
DAVID, Gordon Peter “Gordie” – 41, Upper Stewiacke, formerly of Guysborough and Stellarton entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Born in Milton, Ont., he was son of John Cecil Armsworthy, Canso and Anna Marie O’Leary, Queensport. Gordie had been employed as a CCA and cook for many years. He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, camping and four-wheeling. Above all he loved his family dearly. Surviving besides his parents, are his wife, Lorraine Marie (Marchand); daughters, Amber, Stellarton; Monica, at home; son, James, Vancouver, B.C.; brother, Benjamin; many relatives and friends. Funeral service was held in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow, on October 10. Interment in Lorne Cemetery. Donations may be made in Gordie’s memory towards his children’s education.
DARROCH, Florence Marion “Florie” – 97, of West Street, Westville passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Daniel L. and Edna (MacLeod) Stewart, Westville. She is survived by sisters Helen Connors, New Glasgow; Alice Wilson (Purdy), Riverview, N.B. and Edna Lauchlin, Simcoe, Ont.; special niece, Heather Dunbar, Minto, N.B. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Allan “Allie” Darroch; brothers, Victor, Basil, Alvin, and John Stewart ; sisters, Annie Wright, Margaret Darroch, Susie Stewart, Gladys Forbes, and Mary Wallace. Her funeral service was held October 11 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Burial in St. Phillips Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul United Church or to a charity of one’s choice.