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STALLARD, Douglas Arthur

STALLARD, Douglas Arthur – 93, of New Glasgow, passed away October 1, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born February 14, 1922, in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Sidney and Annie (Westerman) Stallard. Doug attended the West Side School and New Glasgow High School. In 1937-38, he was a member of 219 Army Cadet Corps. He left school in 1938 to work for Logan’s Dairy and then Eastern Bakeries Ltd. In 1940, he enlisted in the Army and then RCAF aircrew on transfer. He trained first as a wireless operator, then air gunner, had the highest standing in both classes, graduating in July 1941 with the rank of sergeant. He proceeded overseas in August 1941 and was posted to the newly formed 415 Torpedo-Bomber Squadron as one of the original air-crew draft. He received his Commission in September 1942 and served until 1943. He was posted back to Canada on the West Coast as an instructor and crew member on No. 149 Torpedo-Bomber Squadron. On April 24, 1944, he married Vera G. Rogers. He was posted to Transport Command, returned overseas en-route to Burma. After developing appendicitis, he remained in England until being discharged in 1945 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant. Following the war, he enrolled at Dalhousie in the Faculty of Pharmacy, graduating in 1948. He joined D.R. MacLeod Drug Store, later becoming a partner and co-owner. He served two terms as president of the N.S. Pharmaceutical Society and was volunteer pharmacist at Glen Haven Manor in early years. Following university, he enlisted in the Pictou Highlanders remaining when the regiment was amalgamated to form the Nova Scotia Highlanders. He remained in various capacities until work commitments necessitated retirement. He was honored to serve as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 1 N.S. Highlanders and later Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. He recently received a coin commemorating the Battle of Britain. Doug served on the Board of Camp Hill, Halifax Infirmary and QEII; was past president of the City Club of New Glasgow, Festival of the Tartans, St. Andrew’s Society of New Glasgow and Central Nova P.C. Association; Life Member of Clan Donald N.S. and Edinburgh, A Comunn Gaidhlig and Gaelic Society of Cape Breton, Wartime Pilots and Observers Assoc.; member Clan Donald Lands Trust, Albion Lodge No. 5 AF and AM; member Royal Canadian Legion Br. 34, New Glasgow, RCAFA 110 Wing, Stellarton, Air Gunners Assoc., Sea Squatters Club (USA), The Goldfish Club (1942), Brass Pounders League. He is survived by a daughter, Valerie; sons: Chuck (Susan), New Glasgow; Dougie, Stewiacke; Don, New Glasgow; grandchildren: Andrew (Marina), Scott, Alexis, Blair and Kristen; brothers: Sidney (Elizabeth), Bermuda; Rev. Ronald (Molly), Lethbridge, AB; sister-in-law, Renate Stallard, Comox, BC; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Vera (Rogers) in 2005; sister, Mary; brother, Gordon. Funeral service was October 4 in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church.

MacKAY, Barbara Joy (MacDonald) (Clark)

MacKAY, Barbara Joy (MacDonald) (Clark) – 89, of Valley View Villa formerly of Carmichael Street, New Glasgow passed away Sunday, September, 27, 2015 in the Villa where she made her home for the past five years with her family at her side. Born June 11, 1926 in Toronto she was the youngest of four children to the late D.W. and Stella (Collett) MacDonald. Barbara was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her husband of 25 years Dr. Allan MacKay, Valley View Villa; her son David and wife Bev, Oxford; granddaughter Jennifer Clark, Bridgewater; grandson Donald Clark, Oxford; daughter Mary Beth and husband Toshi Arima, Toronto; several nieces and nephews. Barbara grew up at the family dairy farm “Glen Coldon” in Bridgeville. She was a member of the Bridgeville United Church where she sang in the church choir. She was a member of the UCW and the Bridgeville Women’s Institute and also a life member of Clan Donald. Early in Barbara’s career she worked for Confederation Life, then she became a stay at home mom. She finished her career working at Cox Institute in Truro followed by working for the chaplin at the Agricultural College in Truro. Barbara was predeceased by her first husband Donald Edward Clark in April 1977, sister Betty MacDonald, brothers Allan (Dorothy) and Dale. Funeral was held October 1 in the Bridgeville United Church. Burial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Valley View Villa 2nd Floor Palliative Care or the Bridgeville Cemetery.

HORTON, Albert Frederick

HORTON, Albert Frederick – 93, New Glasgow formally of England, passed away September 26, 2015 in the Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in London, England, he was a son of the late Percy and Mabel (Smith) Horton. Albert served with the Royal Air Force as a flight engineer during the Second World War. Following the war he was employed with the Greater London Council as a heating and ventilation inspector. After retirement, he and his late wife, Mary, moved to Canada in 1989. Albert was a passionate defender against the repression and abuse of children, often contributing to the financial welfare of children in third world countries. Surviving are daughters, Wendy (Clay) Schkade, San Angelo, Texas; Jane Rink, New Glasgow; Helen Horton, England; son, Harry (Vikki) Horton, England; grandchildren, Laura, Rachael, Christopher, Spencer, Amy, Michael, Deanna and Megan; great-grandchildren, Crimson, Tyler, and Drew; great, great-grandchildren Lavinia and Kenzo; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2010. Funeral was held September 30, 2015 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel. Donations may be made to Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

HOLMES, Jean Elizabeth

HOLMES, Jean Elizabeth – 92, River John, passed away September 26, 2015 in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late William and Georgie (Weldon) MacCallum. Surviving are daughters, Ethel (John) Langill, River John; Nancy (Barry) Holt, Kincardine, Ont.; Margaret (Donald) MacLean, River John; Audrey (Bill) Weatherby, River John; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Robertson and Nellie Gregory. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Holmes; brother, George MacCallum; sister, Joyce Brown. Funeral was held September 29 in St. George’s Presbyterian Church, River John, with burial in Riverbank Cemetery, Toney River. Memorial donations to the River John Fire Department would be appreciated.


HENDERSON, Mary Rose – 61, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of Park Falls, passed away September 28, 2015 in the home, after a difficult struggle with Alzheimer disease. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late William Archibald “Archie” and Mary Elizabeth “Mamie” (Stewart) Chisholm. After graduating from St. Andrew’s Rural High School with a secretarial course, Mary was employed with the Bank of Commerce on St. F. X. Campus and then transferred to the Main Street branch. Following her marriage to John in 1976, she moved to Pictou County where she became employed with the New Glasgow branch for over 23 years. Prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s she was employed with Sobeys Head Office, Stellarton. Mary had been a member of the former St. Ann’s Roman Church and CWL, Thorburn, where she had been active in the parish choir for many years. She volunteered for 10 years with the River Front Jubilee and the Dragon Boat Races. Surviving are her husband of 39 years, John; son, Kyle (Natalie), Park Falls; grandchildren, Alyssa and Baileigh; brothers, Bernie, Halifax; Vaughan (Elaine), Antigonish; Robert (Margie), Orangeville, Ont; Ronnie (Patti), Elmsdale; many nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Gladys Henderson, Antigonish. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her father-in-law, John Henderson; sister-in-law, Gladys Hudson. Funeral was held October 1 in P & K MacDonald Funeral Home chapel. Interment in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Thorburn. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

FUKES, Margaret M. “Peg”

FUKES, Margaret M. “Peg” (1921-2015) – of East River Manor, formerly of Fraser Street., New Glasgow, passed away September 28, 2015 at home. She was born in Sutherland’s River, the daughter of Alex and Ethel (Olding) MacLean. She is survived by daughters-in-law: Nancy Fukes, New Glasgow; and Joan Fukes, Westville; grandchildren: Drew (Tracy) Fukes, North Carolina; Craig (Shauna) Fukes, New Glasgow; Michelle Fukes (Aaron Freeland), Scarborough, ON; Christopher (Sheri) Fukes, Coldbrook; great-grandsons: Nolan and Brennan, New Glasgow; great-granddaughter, Hayden, North Carolina. She is also survived by three nieces, two nephews and their families, as well as special friends, Rev. Robert and Joan Cruickshank. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edgar; sons: William and Michael; brothers: Ross and Olding; and dear friend, Claude Sutherland. Peg was a valued employee of Zellers and Fred C. Morrison Ltd. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of Catherine Mair, a former choir member and Sunday school teacher. Funeral will be 2 p.m. October 10, in First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. The family will receive visitors 1-1:45 p.m. in the sanctuary. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, or SPCA.

BARKHOUSE, C. E. “Connie”

BARKHOUSE, C. E. “Connie” – 65, of the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow and formerly of Lyons Brook, passed August 14, 2015 in the manor. A graveside service was held October 3rd in the Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the SPCA.

WHALEN, Joseph

WHALEN, Joseph – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather Joseph Whalen of Abercrombie, Nova Scotia, on Friday October 2, 2015, at the age of 87. Born in Glace Bay, son of the late Philip and Mildred Whalen, he is pre-deceased by three brothers and six sisters. Joseph was an insurance executive from 1961-1992. He was a lifelong member of Canadian Association of Life Underwriters (CLU), a chartered Financial Consultant and a Certified Financial Planner. As an active and enthusiastic volunteer in his community, he served as a Board Member of the Nova Scotia Health Association for six years, and sat as a volunteer Board Member for the Aberdeen Hospital for seven years, and was an active member of Rotary International for 32 years, serving as president and district governor of his district, and honoured as a Paul Harris Fellow. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ethel Whalen, sons Mitchell, David, Marc and daughters Karen and Nancy, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Norma Cox (Al) and their five children of Truro, Nova Scotia. Joseph was a loving and devoted husband and father, much loved by his wife, children and grandchildren. His greatest delight was singing in family gatherings and celebrations which drew his children, family and friends together. An avid bridge player, Joe had a long and healthy life, enjoying daily long walks with his wife Ethel and years of holidays and travel with his family. A pillar of strength and caring loving presence for his family, he will be forever loved and sadly missed by his wife and children. Cremation has taken place and a Mass will be celebrated at Stella Maris Church, Pictou, to be announced at a later date. Memorial Donations can be made to the VON and Palliative Care, Pictou County, or any charity of your choice. †

WALLACE, Mary Monica (nee Feron)

WALLACE, Mary Monica (nee Feron) – Chance Harbour, passed away in Moncton, N.B., on September 18, 2015. As the matriarch of the family she was a woman of great faith, a dedicated wife and mother of 10, a community advocate, a sports enthusiast and a caring, compassionate friend. Her charm, humour and endlessly giving nature will be missed. Mary was born in Montreal on November 1, 1924 and was the eldest child of Austin and Mona (Ryan) Feron. Mary moved with her family to Halifax at age 5. Growing up in Halifax she often commented on how grateful she was for her childhood. Mary enjoyed summers at the Waegwoltic Club and dances at St. Mary’s Boat Club. She graduated from both the Sacred Heart Convent and secretarial college in Toronto and was later employed as a court stenographer in Halifax. Her dear friend Betty Wallace welcomed Mary into the Wallace home where she spent many hours among the 15 Wallace children, one of whom would become her future husband Neil. During World War II, Mary volunteered with the Red Cross while Neil served overseas with the RCAF and then returned home to complete an engineering degree at TUNS. Mary and Neil were married on June 2, 1947. In later years Mary noted that she was born between two world wars with her father serving in the first and her husband in the second. Squeezed in between was the Great Depression. She stated that living through these periods taught her not to waste time, money or food and she was left with a deeper love and appreciation for life, family, friends and country and a stronger faith in God. These values were her cornerstone. Mary and Neil lived in Dominion and Glace Bay, NS; and Windsor, ON but most of their married life was spent in New Glasgow. In 1982, Mary and Neil moved from New Glasgow to Chance Harbour and were the first year round residents in the Chance Harbour cottage community. Neil died suddenly in 1983 at age 60. Thereafter, Mary embraced Chance Harbour and the beach as her permanent home. Mary was active in the community and an advocate for those less fortunate: she was an organizer of the Head Start Preschool Program in the 1970s, chair of the Pictou County Mental Health Advisory Board, and board member of Summer Street Industries. She was also a member of the Town of New Glasgow School Board and member and past president of the Gyrette Club of New Glasgow. Mary was a pioneer of the Pictou County environmental movement as a founding member of Citizens Against Pollution (CAP). Mary was a sports fan both as an observer and a participant and could be relied on to brief her husband Neil on what was happening in the world of professional sport prior to his trip to the barber. She enjoyed skating, skiing, biking and gardening throughout her lifetime. She was a formidable tennis player and continued playing into her 80s. She had a lifelong affinity for bridge and Scrabble and always enjoyed a competitive game. Mary was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Parish in New Glasgow and the CWL. In later years she was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Pictou Landing. Mary had an eight-year journey with Alzheimer’s disease which she accepted with courage, grace and wit. She had remarkable insight into her condition and was an active member of her care team. Throughout these years, she was happy and proud to return each summer to her beachfront home in Chance Harbour where she was the focal point of an annual family reunion. Mary is survived by eight children: David (Joan), New Glasgow; Janet, Los Angeles; Coleen (Ian) Ross, Deep Cove, BC; Michael (Arlene Pales), New Glasgow; Paul, Medicine Hat, Alta.; Carol (Paul) Connor, Halifax; Chris (Paulette), Moncton and Margot (Kevin) Cameron, Halifax; 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren. Mary is survived by her sister, Lucille, Sisters of Charity, Halifax; her brother, Donald (Bud) Feron (Linda), of Dartmouth; sisters-in-law Eleanor Wallace Culver, Nanaimo, BC; and Ruth Wallace Graham of Halifax. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Neil (1983), her sons Tom (1954) and Peter (1995), her great granddaughter, Sydney Reid (2010), her brothers Gordon (2012) and Peter (2014), and sister-in-law Solange (2011). Funeral mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, New Glasgow, on October 10 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow in the parish hall. Donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 63 King Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2R7, online at and/or Summer Street Industries, 72 Park Street, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5B8 or online at

TUCKER, Margaret “Maggie”

TUCKER, Margaret “Maggie” – Stellarton, passed away September 22, 2015 at the Aberdeen Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Victoria Tucker (Kyle MacLeod); a grandson Reese MacLeod; her mother Kay MacInnis; a brother Steven MacInnis (Linda); a sister Dawn Cross-Woodman (Mark), brothers, Eddie Tucker (Barb) and Jonny Tucker. Maggie was pre-deceased by her brother Earle MacInnis, her mother Pauline Tucker and father Ivan Tucker. Maggie was known to have been a very positive person who was constantly looking for the good in things. She was known to have had an eventful life full of adventures with her special friends such as Pamela Grant-Ponikau and her daughter Victoria. She was very fond of writing poetry and writing stories and enjoyed coaching her daughter’s sports teams. She was very loving and kind and will be missed by her family and friends. Donations in Maggie’s honour can be made at for Palliative Care.

SUTHERLAND, Dorothy Isabel (Gray)

SUTHERLAND, Dorothy Isabel (Gray) – 80, passed away September 26, 2015 with her family by her side. Born in Pictou, but lived her life in Hodson, the way she wanted with kids, birds, and dogs. She was predeceased by husband, Auldie; her mom and dad, Dick and Jessie Gray; and eight siblings. Dorothy is survived by brother and sister, Geraldine and Roy. Her world revolved around her four children: Marge, Annabel, Roddy and Faith. She was also loved by seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. There will be no funeral. A gathering was held at the Pictou Legion on September 29.

STEWART, Thomas ‘Tommy’ Daniel

STEWART, Thomas ‘Tommy’ Daniel – 56, of Water Street, Pictou, passed away September 24, 2015 at home. Born in Pictou, he was a son of Josephine (Partridge) and the late Irwin ‘Irving’ Stewart. Tommy worked in his early years at the feed mill in Pictou for 20 years and then North Nova Seafoods for the past four years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Tommy is survived by his two sons who he adored, Bradley and Shawn (Krista); grandson, Dillon, who he loved so dearly; siblings, Irwin ‘Irk’ (Susan); Ann (Sid); Emma (Philip) MacKenzie; Johnny (Sharon) and Joey; former wife, Christina (Dakins); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy. Funeral service with mass was held September 29 in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. Private family committal in Waterside Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church Building Fund.

PATTERSON, David Bruce

PATTERSON, David Bruce – 60, Westville, formerly of Hopewell, passed away September 21, 2015. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Robert William Patterson and Constance Rebecca (Eldridge) Reynolds. David worked in construction, roofing and siding, and painting for many years. He enjoyed watching sports and was an ardent Toronto Maple Leafs fan. David was a gentle, private person, who worked hard and loved to work. Surviving are his sisters, Lynn Mattatall, New Glasgow; Vivian Patterson, Angus, Ont.; Anne MacKay, Edmonton, Alta.; brothers, William, New Glasgow; Blaine “Rick” (Angie), Walkerville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held September 24 in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

CAMERON, Alexander Walter “Sandy”

CAMERON, Alexander Walter “Sandy” – 75 of Marshdale Road, Hopewell passed away September 24, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born March 14, 1940 he was a son of the late Alexander Walter and Nellie E. (Gray) Cameron. Sandy was a resident of Hopewell most of his life. He worked as a mechanic and later went on to teach auto mechanics at the NSCC. Sandy enjoyed spending time with his dog Buddy, as well as hunting, fishing and biking at his camp in Trafalgar. He is survived by his wife the former Jean MacDonald, sons Richard, Hopewell; Stephen, Trenton; daughter Andrea (Mike) Cameron, Hopewell; grandson Kyle Cameron, brother William (Winifred), Trafalgar; several nieces and nephews. A private family burial will take place at a later date in the Hopewell Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sandy may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery or the Canadian Cancer Society.

BELL, Donald S.

BELL, Donald S. – Melmerby Beach, passed away peacefully 15 September, 2015 at home at 75 years of age. Born 14 March, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA, he was a son of the late Adam Carr Bell and Katherine “Kay” (Trotter) Bell. Donald spent his first 18 years splitting his time between Jackson Heights, Queen’s and Melmerby Beach. As a young man, Donald quickly identified he had an affinity for an occupation in sales. He developed a reputation as an eager self-starter and quickly climbed the corporate ranks eventually becoming executive vice-president of Marketing and Sales of Plough Canada. During his tenure with Plough, he saw an opportunity to move his family back to his beloved Nova Scotia and started Don Bell Sales Limited. Donald sold his company and entered into what he described as a “semi-retirement” opportunity, a franchise with St. Clair Paint and Paper. Unable to fully retire, Donald decided to work for the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission until finally and fully retiring at age 67. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Genevieve (Delaney); sons: Christopher (wife Nicole, and grandsons Evan and Haydn) and Scott (wife Jayne, grandkids Sterling, Abigail, and Emily); brother, Adam “Jake” (Diane). Private family burial was September 22. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.

SEWELL, Russell Havlock

SEWELL, Russell Havlock – Trenton, passed away on September 8, 2015. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph and Winnifred (Gunning) Sewell. Russell was a welder at Trenton Works for 44 years, a brick layer, carpenter, and truly a jack of all trades. Russell loved to have family and friends over for his legendary lobster birthday suppers and his famous lobster chowder. Russell enjoyed puttering around the house, gardens, and telling his favourite stories. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra (Millen); sons: Brad, Leduc, AB; Mike (Doreen), Chance Harbour Road; Kirby (Adela), Abbotsford, BC; siblings: Jackie (Nettie), Halifax; Judy (Stan) McClary, Halifax; grandchildren: Samantha, John, Cory, Greg, Christian, Gage and Bodie Sewell; great granddaughter, Rebecca; several nieces and nephews and grampie’s boy, Oscar; sisters-in-law: Diane Sewell; Carolyn Sewell; Evelyn Millen; Robina (Jim) Kellett; brother-in-law, Tom Favier. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Ross; brother, Jerry; sister-in-law, Lillian Favier; brother-in-law, Frank Millen. A celebration of life was held September 12 at 274 North Main St., Trenton.


PETTPIAS, Anita E. – 82, of Pictou Landing, passed away September 8, 2015 in the Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou. Born January 15, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Georgina Fraser. She is survived by her children: Jim (June); Bill (Donna); Fred (Fay); Sandra; Albert (Sue); Mary Lou (Walter); Walter (Lise); Eric (Debbie); Greg (Darlene) and Lisa (Mark); 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; sister: Jessie (Walter) Grist; brothers: Sam (Betty); John (Jeannette); Donald (Muriel) and Albert. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Pettipas; brothers: Peter Archibald and William Roy; sisters: Jean Elizabeth and Margaret Catherine. Funeral mass was celebrated September 12 in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Burial in Christ the King Cemetery.

MacDONALD-PAQUET, Joan Francis

MacDONALD-PAQUET, Joan Francis – passed away on September 8, 2015 in the arms of her loving husband Kenny and family. She was the eldest child of Frank and Joan MacDonald of Trenton and celebrated her birthday on February 15 (1953). Joan was raised in Trenton. She graduated from St. Martha’s School of nursing and St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She began her career with Addiction Services in Pictou and celebrated her retirement with family and friends in April 2015, after 38 years. In 1983 Joanie married her true love Kenny and made their home in Pictou. Joanie was blessed with two amazing children Danielle and Andrew and a faithful golden retriever, Murphy. Besides her husband, Joanie leaves behind her mom Joan. She is also survived by brothers, Murray (Sanja) and niece Alannah, Kevin and sister Pokey. Fondly referred to as her “surrogate son” Sandy Heighton and “adopted sister” Sue Boiduk, Joanie has many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, friends, neighbours and furry friends. Joanie was preceded in death by her dad and brother Bud, her paternal grandparents Henry and Cecilia MacDonald, and Alexander and Adia MacDonald (Andrews). Funeral mass was held September 14 at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in Pictou. Interment will be at a later date.

MacLEAN, Christopher Kent

MacLEAN, Christopher Kent – 55, of Foxbrook Road, Westville, passed away unexpectedly on September 12, 2015 in Fort Hills, Alberta. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late John M. and Helen (Russell) MacLean, Westville. Chris was a warehouse technician working at Trenton Works and later with KBR Wabi, in Fort Hills. An avid dart player, Chris also played baseball as a catcher in his earlier years. He enjoyed all sports and was a huge Habs fan. A quiet easy going guy, Chris just liked being with his friends, his little dog Cuddles and his family. He will be dearly missed by his wife Rhonda DeGruchy; his pride and joy, daughter Halea; sisters, Darlyn MacLean (Fred), Westville; Diane Phelan (Tom), Victoria, BC ; Mary Sharpe (Laurie), Sunny Brae; Jennifer Fleury (David), Gairloch; and Shelley, New Glasgow; brother Ronnie (Heather), Westville; sisters-in-law, Karen MacLean, New Glasgow and Jackie MacLean, Mississauga; brother-in-law, Arnold Langille, Fox Brook; mother-in-law and father-in-law Evelyn and Doug DeGruchy, Trenton; special neighbour, Gertie Copp , Westville; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Lloyd and John. Memorial service was held September 19 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville.

LEE, Lowell Ray

LEE, Lowell Ray – 58, of Westville, passed September 16, 2015 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Bessie Lee Cooke. He was raised by his grandmother, Amelia Lee. He was employed with the Pictou County YMCA for 32 years. Lowell loved fishing and gardening and was an inductee of the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame for baseball. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Walsh); sons, Jason (Maria) Walsh, Fort McMurray, AB, Joel Boyce, Pictou; daughters, April Murray, Stellarton, Sindi Lee, Pictou; grandchildren: Chanice, Nikkila, Lucas and Michael; sisters: Star Diggs, Montreal, QC; Roxanne (Thomas) Green, Halifax; Charlene (Robert) Smith, New Glasgow; brothers: Brian (Maina), Halifax; Dana (Kelly), Stellarton; uncle, Archie Lee, Halifax. He was predeceased by a son, Kleon and a brother, Peter. Funeral was held September 19 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery.

FRASER, Ronald Murdock

FRASER, Ronald Murdock – 89, of New Glasgow passed away September 13, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Thorburn he was a son of the late Peter Joseph and Grace Bell (MacDonald) Fraser. Ronald worked at Hawker Siddley for 30 years, 26 years chasing the crane without incident for which he received an award. Ronald was a guest of High Crest Place, New Glasgow. He was a devoted member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, Westville. He was always eager to help those who needed it and will be sincerely missed. He is survived by sons Larry Fraser and Paul Fraser and their mother Betty; a sister Grace Bryant of Milton, Ontario, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara (Worth) Fraser, sisters Annie Stratford, May McDougall, Lena Smith and Jessie St. Clair; brothers Bert, Melvin, Henry and Clarence. A memorial service was held at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall on September 16.

FRASER, Andrew James

FRASER, Andrew James – 80 of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow formerly of Kerrowgare Road, Garden of Eden, NS, passed away September 18, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Garden of Eden, he was a son of the late John James and Barbara Jane (Inglis) Fraser. Andrew was a resident of Garden of Eden all his life where he worked as a woodsman and operated a Christmas tree farm for many years. He had a tremendous love and respect for the outdoors, planting and tending his garden in springtime, cutting pulp, trimming Christmas trees, working at the blueberries and trapping. Everyone who came to visit never left without a cup of tea and a cookie. He is survived by sisters Jessie MacInnis (Walter), Meiklefield and children Ritchie and Royce; Dorothy (Arnold) Chisholm, Linacy and children Joyce and Donna; brother Calvin (Mary) Fraser, Garden of Eden and children John Andrew and Susie; many grand-nieces, grand-nephews and many close friends. He was predeceased by a brother John and a sister Joyce. Funeral service was held September 22 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Garden of Eden Cemetery. Donations may be made to Blair Presbyterian Church, Garden of Eden.

CAMBPBELL, Catherine Ann

CAMBPBELL, Catherine Ann – With heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of Catherine Ann Campbell, age 36, of Stellarton. She was born in the Aberdeen Hospital on January 15, 1979. She was the second child of three to Dwight and Susan Campbell (nee Reekie). Catherine was a dedicated police officer with the Truro Police Services for six years. She was also a volunteer member of the Stellarton Fire Department for 10 years. Anything Catherine pursued in her life she gave her heart, with passion and integrity. If you ever needed anything, whether it be something small or large she was always willing and eager to help. She will be deeply and sincerely missed. She was a woman who wore many different hats. She could be the caring, compassionate police officer, the courageous and fearless firefighter, a loyal loving daughter, a special sister, a caring friend, a caring aunt. She is survived by her parents Dwight and Susan Campbell, Stellarton; sister Amy Garneau (Calvin), Stellarton; brother Jarret (Dawn), Stellarton; niece and nephew Autumn and Lucas Garneau and her fur babies Justice and Blaze; uncles Steve Reekie. Brian Campbell (Heather), Harvey Campbell (Michelle), aunts Mandy Wong (Duane), Lynn Rockey (Fred), Claire MacFarlane (Robert) and many cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandparents Alonzo “Lonnie” and Evelyn “Evie” Reekie. Memorial service was held September 21 in First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. Burial in Duff Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Catherine Campbell Memorial Trust Fund C/O the Royal Bank P.O. Box 2020 Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0, or the Duff Cemetery C/O Stellarton Fire Department P.O. Box 600 Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0.

CAMERON, Robert Simon Jr.

CAMERON, Robert Simon Jr. – 48, Stellarton, passed away September 15, 2015. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Robert Simon Cameron and Bessie Elaine (Rector) Simpson. Robert was employed in Alberta for many years as a truck driver and hotel maintenance worker. He was a member of The Life Center, New Glasgow. Robert was a passionate musician, playing guitar and singing country music. He possessed an unquenchable energy, quick wit and brilliant sense of humour. Surviving are his father, Robert (Janice) Cameron, Stellarton; mother, Bessie (Robert) Simpson, New Glasgow; daughters, Chelsey Cameron and her son, Landon, New Glasgow; Meagan Cameron, New Glasgow; son, Cody Hoover, Calgary, Alta.; his children’s mother, Karrie Hoover, Pictou; sister, Tammy Stone (Kirk), New Glasgow; brothers, Bo (Debbie) Wright, Lester (Rose) Wright, Eureka; John Rector, Saskatoon, Sask.; aunt, Irene (Jim) MacGregor, St. Pauls; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his step-mother, Honey Wright; brother, Timmy Stone; step-sister, Tammy Lynn Bowering. Funeral service was held September 19 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Sunny Brae Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to his children.

BOYLES, Evelyn Doris Prest

BOYLES, Evelyn Doris Prest – 89, passed away at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on September 19 in the arms of her loving family. Evelyn was born at Campbellton, PEI, to Merritt Ramsay and Ellen (Monaghan) Ramsay. In her younger years she belonged to the Bay View Home and School and volunteered some of her time to the 4-H club sewing group in Bay View. She belonged to the Women’s Institute and to the Rebekahs, the United Church Women’s group and The Monarchist League. She worked for the Nova Scotia Government at the Children’s Training Centre in Pictou and for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans at Pictou. Evelyn loved to go out to restaurants and she liked to have family dinners. She leaves behind daughters, Olive Pastor, Patricia Bellefontaine (Gary), Lynn MacKay (Bill) and son, Roy Prest (June); grandchildren, David Prest (Kelly), Kate Prest (Colin), Rebecca Bellefontaine (Stacey), Melanie MacKay (Brandon) and Amanda Bellefontaine; great-grandchildren, Asher Prest and Kiefer Prest; sisters, Thelma (Lorne), Olive and Ruby and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Prest; son-in-law, Robert Pastor; her parents and brothers, Calvin Ramsay, Melvin Ramsay and Fred Ramsay. Funeral was held September 22 at the McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou. Burial at Seaview Cemetery. Donations may be made to Pictou United Church, Monarchist League, Pictou or a charity of your choice.