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RICHARDS, Florence Eva “Flo”

RICHARDS, Florence Eva “Flo” – 87, New Glasgow, formerly of Linacy, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Boylston, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late William George and Sarah Jane Desmond. She was a member of Second United Baptist Church, New Glasgow. Flo was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who opened her heart and home to others. Surviving are daughters, Judy (James) Underwood, Lower Sackville; Joan Dooley, Westville; Mary Jane “Sis” (Gerry) Wilson, Hamilton, Ont.; Kathy (Gary) Dunning, Winnipeg, Man.; sons, Victor (Ann), Mississauga, Ont.; James (Daphne), Calgary, Alta.; Ralph Jr. (Belinda), Eastern Passage; sisters, Margaret “Maggie” Desmond Williams, New Glasgow; brothers, Wilfred (Ardella), James, Linconville; grandchildren: Dennis, Darrell, Dean, Marcelle, Garry, Petra, David, Alexander, Sophia, Travis; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Joseph Gabriel Richards; sisters, Effie, Charlotte, Ann, Gertrude and Emma; brothers, Clarence and Jack; great-granddaughter, Alysia. Funeral service was held October 1 in the chapel of in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow.

LEGERE, June Mary Patricia

LEGERE, June Mary Patricia – 84, of the Glen Haven Manor and formerly of Brookside Avenue, New Glasgow, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Louise (Sullivan) MacCormack. She was a retired employee from the Goodman Co. Ltd. She was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and the C.W.L. June is survived by daughters: Eileen (Vernon) Stinson, New Glasgow; Jane (Roddie) Anderson, Trenton; three grandsons, one granddaughter; two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Alonzo “Al”, son, Paul; sisters: Doris and Geraldine. Funeral mass was celebrated September 30 in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.

FERGUSON, Lowell Wendell

FERGUSON, Lowell Wendell – 79, Caribou River passed away peacefully on September 27, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow while surrounded by his family. Born on Pictou Island on August 15, 1935, he was the son of the late Arthur L. and Mary Catherine (MacCallum) Ferguson. Lowell’s family will always cherish him as a husband, a father, a grandfather, an uncle, a friend, a Pictou Islander, a boilermaker, a fiddle player and a wonderful man. His grandchildren affectionately referred to him as ‘Grampy’. He is survived by his wife Jean (Sutherland) Ferguson; daughter Shan McNeill (Ian), Ontario; grandchildren, Christie and Ben and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Lowell was predeceased by sisters, Thelma, Janie, Marjorie, and Almida; brothers, Ken, Louis, Vernon and Arthur. Much loved, sorely missed, and forever in our hearts. Funeral service was held September 30 from St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Toney River. Burial in Seaview Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Toney River, or a charity of your choice.

GEORGE, Muriel Edith (Beale)

GEORGE, Muriel Edith (Beale) – 92, died in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, on September 24, 2014. She was born on October 26, 1921 in Whitchurch, Hampshire, England, a daughter of the late Arthur and Helena (Ryan) Beale. Surviving family are her children, Michael (Helen), Poplar Hill; Paul (Kathleen), Chance Harbour; Monica George Punké (Gerald), New Glasgow; and grandchildren, Michelle (Glenn) Livingston, Kathleen (Paul) MacDonald, Donald (Terry) George, Shannon George (Blair) Yerxa, Carolyn George, Hilary (Andrew) Raynard, Amy Punké, Shannon Estabrooks (Marc) Theriault, Susan (Jason) Sauvé; fifteen great-grandchildren; family friend, Sheila Conway. She will be sorely missed by her loyal little cat, Marigold. Muriel was the last of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, William ‘Bill’ George; siblings, Thomas and Kathleen; grandsons, Christopher and Peter George. During WWII, Muriel was a member of the fire brigade, serving as a fire warden in her home village, Whitchurch. It was during a dance there, that she met Bill. Muriel was a war bride, who arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax, on March 6, 1946. They built a life for themselves in New Glasgow, raising their family, and enjoying many happy years of camping, picnicking, and travelling. Muriel was a dedicated crafts person, who excelled in knitting, sewing, and hand craft work of all sorts. She loved knitting socks and mittens for all the children in her family. She was also actively involved in her community and gave generously of her time and talents to many organizations, including: St. George’s Anglican Church, Aberdeen Hospital Auxilliary, IODE, and Trinitarians Choir. Generations of young people have benefited from her leadership and mentoring in the Scouting and Guiding movement and Pictou District Honour Choir (thank you for all those gingerbread choristers, Nannie George!). Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held September 28 from St. George’s Anglican Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. George’s Anglican Church or the S.P.C.A.

CARPENTER, Ann Elizabeth

CARPENTER, Ann Elizabeth – Mary Ellen, Joan, Nancy and Tom sadly announce the passing of Mom on September 26, 2014. Born on May 26, 1919, Mom was the daughter of Mary Ellen (Farrell) and Daniel Steele. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother and sister. She was a teacher, avid reader, problem solver, lifelong learner and a faith filled woman. Ann E. is survived by children: Mary Ellen, Joan, Nancy (Miro) and Tom (Cathy); grandchildren: Mary Ellen (Steve), Morgan (Krista), Patrick (Jess), Tim (Jordyn), Katie (Jeff); great grandchildren: Steven, Derek, Ean, Lachlan, Marissa, Callum and Meredith; sister, Joan Kenney. She was predeceased by her husband, Cyril; siblings: Kathryn, Lawrence, Marian, Florence and Helena. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated September 29 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

BREZINSKI, Lawrence “Larry” Donald

BREZINSKI, Lawrence “Larry” Donald – 70, Mt. William, formerly of Union Centre, passed away very peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at his home lovingly surrounded by his family. Born in Buchanan, Sask., on November 3, 1943, he was a son of the late Paul and Doris (Hrynkiw) Brezinski. A caring person, Larry owned and operated Shady Oaks Rest Home in Union Centre, providing a loving home for many for 37 years. He had a passion for gardening. His family was most important to him, being a loving husband, and proud father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his wife Lynn (MacLeod); daughters, Lesa Fraser (Dale), Mt. William; Teresa Brezinski, Truro; sons Danny Brezinski (Susan MacLeod ), Rocklin; John McLeod (Anissa), Halifax; grandchildren, Colby and Megan Fraser; Natasha and Ayden Brezinski; and Kaelan McLeod. He was also survived by a brother Jack (Carole); niece, Alison Heeney; nephew Kevin Brezinski, all of Harley, Ont.; and mother-in-law Lillian MacLeod, Stellarton. He was predeceased by an infant brother Gerry. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today, October 1, from the Church of the Holy Name, Westville. Cremation will follow. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin. Donations in his memory may be made to the Birch Hill Cemetery.

ARNOLD, Cyril Joseph

ARNOLD, Cyril Joseph – 76, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014. Born in Upper Musquodoboit Valley, he was a son of the late Morris Colin and Ann Eunice (Chaplin) Arnold. In his late teens, Cyril enlisted in the Canadian Army, serving for seven years, including a peacekeeping tour in Germany for three years, obtaining the rank of corporal. He was employed with William Stairs Son & Morrow Ltd., Halifax for three years. Prior to retirement, Cyril was employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation for many years. Surviving are daughter, Michelle Lynne Arnold, Ontario; brothers, Hughie Arnold, Chaplin Settlement; Elroy (Diane) Arnold, Clam Harbour; Bernie Arnold, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Sylvia Broughm and Mary Hattie. Funeral was held September 28 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Interment in Glen Bard Cemetery.

MACKIE, Herbert Blaine

MACKIE, Herbert Blaine (Aug. 26, 1942 – Sept. 5, 2014) Westville – Blaine was a lifelong member of Pipefitters Local 244, Antigonish, starting as an apprentice during the construction of the Scott Paper Mill. He was a Master Mason belonging to the Western Star Lodge in Westville. Blaine loved to hunt, fish and play cards with his friends and family. He was predeceased by his mother, Shirley (Mason) Mackie and father, William Herbert Mackie. He is survived by brothers: Glenn (Bev); Faber (Patricia); Gary (Teresa), San Diego; sister, Penny (Jon) Sortori, San Diego; sons: Dereck, Chris and Steven; daughters: Crystal and Sherri; nieces: Sherri, Kaitlyn and Melissa; nephews: Glenn Jr. and Faber Jr.; cousins: Dell Butler and Angelie (Peter) McCarron. As requested by the deceased, cremation will take place. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

MacDONALD, Donald

MacDONALD, Donald – 69, Trenton, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late John S. and Katherine Frances “Kay” (Day) MacDonald. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Donald enjoyed a varied career in management, having been employed with CIBC, the former Eastern Provincial Airways, Dorval Airport, Fraser & Hoyt Travel and L.E. Shaw. In earlier years, Donald was very active in Scouting, having served with the Boy Scouts of Canada Pictou County District for over 50 years. He thoroughly enjoyed scouting and accompanied local scouts to many national and international jamborees. Donald enjoyed the outdoors and was happiest white water canoeing, hiking and camping in the forest. Surviving are sisters, Karen Sutherland, Alma; Kathy (Nick) Mills, Egerton; niece, Kathy (Robert) Kenny and their children: Megan, Melanie and Mary, Irish Mountain; cousins, Jeannie (Murray) Johnston, New Glasgow; Bob (Carol) Day, Antigonish; Ann MacDonald, Sydney; Bill (Ruth) Day, Elliott Lake, Ont. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Jack MacKay; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private graveside service was held in Thorburn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Donald’s memory to Scouts Canada Northeast Nova Area, PO Box 171, Stellarton, NS, B0K 1S0.

HENDERSON, G. Edison

HENDERSON, G. Edison – 91, of Prince Albert Street, Westville, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late George and Isabel (Sinclair) Henderson. Edison was an overseas veteran of W.W.II serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. Over the years, Edison worked at the C.N.R., Lindsay Moores, and Imperial Oil. Edison is survived by daughters, Sheila Shier, Ont. and Pat Wright (Edward); sons, George (Marion), Doug (Dale), and Bill (Anne), all of Westville; 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Kay Collins, Moncton, and Edna Harquail (Maurice), Kentville; and brother-in-law, Justin “Jud”: Adamson, Stellarton. He was predeceased by his wife Stasia (Gouthro); infant son Fraser; great-grandson Mark; sisters, Agnes Saunders, Ruby MacKenzie, Vonnie Adamson and Barbara Hodgkins; and infant sister, Flossie Henderson. Funeral service was held September 7 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Burial in the Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

FLEMING, Ruth Livingstone (Pushie)

FLEMING, Ruth Livingstone (Pushie) – passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Glen Haven Manor in her hometown of New Glasgow. She was the youngest daughter of Andrew and Josephine (Condon) Pushie. After graduating from high school, Ruth was employed by the Royal Bank in New Glasgow for 39 years. Throughout her career, Ruth was highly regarded by clients and colleagues. Ruth was a member of the Presbyterian Church, attending Westminster, First Presbyterian in Stellarton and most recently, St. Andrew’s in New Glasgow. She was involved in the Ladies Aid Society. Ruth was a member of Golden Link Rebekah Lodge for over 60 years, having served as Noble Grand. Ruth loved playing cards, especially bridge, dressing in the latest fashions, reading, staying abreast of current affairs and the companionship of her cats. However, her greatest joy was derived from spending time with her many friends and attending family events. Ruth is survived by nieces: Janice (Donnie) Goguen, Kirkland, Que.; Jo-Anne (Jack) Matheson, Sackville; Lynn (Gus) Fahey, Westville; Andrea (Milton) MacKenzie, Pictou; as well as grand nieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Willard Whitman Fleming; sister, Marie and brother Elston. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, September 10 in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Burial will be in Lorne Street Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.

FITZPATRICK, Sheila Marie

FITZPATRICK, Sheila Marie – 39, Westville, passed away suddenly Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family. Born on March 30, 1975 in Halifax, she was the daughter of James Angus “Jim” and Kathleen Joy “Katy” (Chisholm) Fitzpatrick. Sheila was a graduate of Westville High School. She attended Nova Scotia Community College, Stellarton, and was a graduate of the business and machinist programs. Sheila was employed with Sobeys for many years. She was a member of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, Westville. Sheila was a kind person who enjoyed volunteering with the Play Care program at the Wellness Centre and the former YMCA, New Glasgow. She loved all animals, no matter of their size or appearance. Sheila enjoyed watching action movies and listing to music. Her “pride and joy” were her niece and nephew, Reilly and Gabriel. Cousin Melanie, was her “sister” and best friend, a relationship she cherished. She was very artistic and shared her paintings, drawings, and crocheting with others. Throughout her life, Sheila faced many health issues and regardless of the adversity, never complained. She will be remembered for her selfless compassion and love of family. Surviving besides her parents Jim and Katy, are brothers, James “Jim” (Colette) Fitzpatrick and their children, Reilly and Gabriel, Glace Bay; D’Arcy Fitzpatrick, Westville; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Ernest and Annie Chisholm; paternal grandparents, Daniel and Marion Fitzpatrick. Mass of Christian Burial was September 6 in Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, Westville with Interment in Holy Name Cemetery, Westville. Donations may be made in Sheila’s memory to the Molly Appeal or Canadian Diabetes Association.

DUNN, Helen

DUNN, Helen – Helen’s journey on earth ended September 1, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. in her home. Born in New Glasgow, she moved to Boylston, Guysborough Co. before school age with her family. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was a daughter of John and Josephine (Richard) Marr. She had two brothers, Adam and Maurice and a sister, Viola O’Neil. She married Ernest P. Dunn and had six children: John, Lawrence, Patrick (Patricia), Thelma, Joan and Eileen (Charles) Sorgard; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private family service was held followed by burial at Christ the King Cemetery, Trenton. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton.

DEVANE, Michael Thomas “Mickey”

DEVANE, Michael Thomas “Mickey” – 63, of Plymouth, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014. Mike is survived by his loving family and caregivers at his home on MacBeth Road; brothers: Timothy (Marie) Devane, New Glasgow; Arthur (Eileen) Worth, Lantz; Maurice Devane (Nancy), Ontario; Sterling Worth (Georgie), Alberta. He was predeceased by his parents John and Myrtle Devane, his sisters: Colleen Devane and Phyllis Gill; brothers: Allison Worth and Darrell Worth.
Michael was known for his gentle and quiet disposition, his sense of humour and his love of Irish music. He attended Summer Street Industries where he enjoyed his work for 17 years prior to his retirement. During his leisure time, he enjoyed bowling, dancing, parties and vacationing at summer camp. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral mass was celebrated September 8 in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to Highland Community Residential Services (HCRS) Foundation.

WEBB, Mary Louise Webb

WEBB, Mary Louise Webb – 79, of Brother Street, New Glasgow, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late John (Jack) and Dorothy (MacDonald) Webb. Mary lived her early years in New Glasgow before moving to Halifax where she was employed for some 40 years with Sears Canada and then returned back to New Glasgow. Mary enjoyed sports in her earlier years and also enjoyed travelling. She is survived by her sister Dorothy (George) Cameron, Moncton; a nephew John (Noelle), Ottawa; a niece Lisa (David), Moncton; grandnephews: Dan, Ian, Cameron and Simon; grandniece Thia; special friend Kim. Mary was predeceased by her parents. Cremation to take place. A private graveside service will take place in the Brookside Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

LANDRY, Barbara Victoria

LANDRY, Barbara Victoria – 83, of the Shiretown Nursing Home, formerly of Trenton, passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Aberdeen Hospital. Born on October 7, 1930, in Brooklyn, Queen’s County, NS, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Marguerite (McLeod) Wheadon. In 1947, she moved to New Glasgow and worked at the Goodman Company until her marriage to Joseph Landry in 1949. She worked at Thompson and Sutherlands and in 1991 she retired from the federal public service where she worked at the Employment Insurance office in New Glasgow. She volunteered for the Girl Guides of Canada, held office and was a long-standing member of the New Democratic Party, was a founding member of the New Glasgow Co-op Grocery Store, was a member and a Director of the North Nova Branch of the Federal Superannuates National Association, and belonged to Christ the King Roman Catholic Church and the CWL. Barbara loved to read, travel, play cards and enjoyed watching curling, golf and figure skating. She was an exceptional cook and baker, especially well-known for her delicious apple pies and cinnamon rolls. Her children and grandchildren carry on the tradition, making Nanny’s cinnamon rolls for their families and friends.
Mom will be dearly missed by her sister, Clair Patriquin, Summerside, PEI; brother, Ross (Sylvia) Wheadon, Port Medway, NS; sons: Noel, Brian (Nancy) and Michael (Nancy), Dartmouth, NS; Philip (Sherry), Linacy, NS; Ross (Dianne), Caribou Shores, NS; daughter, Theresa Landry, Ottawa, ON; honorary son, Andrew Joyce, Trenton, NS; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph “Joe” Landry, and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral mass was September 23 at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton. Burial in the St. John the Baptist Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

BRYDGES, Ada “Irene” Williams Brydges, RN

BRYDGES, Ada “Irene” Williams Brydges, RN – 98, of Pictou. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our sister and aunt on Monday, September 22, 2014, in the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Antigonish on June 22, 1916, she was the third of eight children born to the late Aubrey and Lillian (Crittenden) Williams. She grew up in Mulgrave, spending much of her time with her grandmother Ella Crittenden and in Port Hawkesbury with her grandfather Jim Williams. She attended the Loggie School and The Vimy in Mulgrave. Her last teachers were Miss Annie Laurie MacDonald and John Hugh MacKenzie who later became her brother-in-law, marrying her older sister Mamie. In 1940 she graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. She returned to Mulgrave and did home nursing and accompanied the local doctor on his house calls. She worked at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow and at St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish where she worked in the nursery for several years. She also worked for Mr. J.V. Pistone at his drug store in Antigonish. At that time she took a Certified Drug Course at the College of Pharmacy in Halifax, under the late Dr. Jessie MacKnight. On June 23, 1943 she married the love of her life, Sydney “Syd” C. Brydges. Syd worked for the CN Railway and they lived in Antigonish, North Sydney, Mulgrave, Port Hawkesbury and finally in 1955 they settled in Pictou. When she moved to Pictou she first worked at Greendals Mens and Ladies Wear and later was hired by the VON as a staff nurse. She was retired from the VON in April 1973 after 16 years of service. She then went to work at J.W. Priest & Company Retail Shoes and worked there until she retired again at the age of 70. Irene is survived by her sister, Shirley Picken, Hamilton, ON; brother, Gary (Norah) Williams, of Qualicum Beach, BC; and several nieces and nephews. To her nieces, Carolyn (John) Fellows, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA; Sharon (Ray) Lloyd, Ottawa, ON; Claire (Barry) Donovan, Mt. Uniacke, NS and Judith (David) Trumbo, Pictou, she was a second mother and she couldn’t have loved them more if they were her own children. She was predeceased by Syd on October 6, 1966; her sisters, Mamie MacKenzie, Mona Higgins and Bernice Williams; and her brothers, Sumner (in infancy) and Earle Williams. Nothing was more important to Irene than her family and she spent her life caring for them, especially for her mother Lillian and her sister Bernice. She cared for them at her home in Pictou for the better part of 30 years. Her mother Lillian passed away in 2006 at the age of 108 years. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 26 from Pictou United Church. Family flowers only.

ROY, Noreen

ROY, Noreen – Stellarton passed away on September 17, 2014, at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Noreen is survived by her husband John of Stellarton; son John (Jane) of Bedford; grandchildren Craig of Halifax and Jennifer of Bedford. She is also survived by daughter Kathryn (Joe) Breen of Stellarton and grandchildren Dr. Ellen Breen of Baltimore, Maryland and Joanna Breen (Jarrett Comeau) of New Glasgow; daughter Barbara (Peter) Breen of Stellarton and granddaughter Laura of Stellarton. Born in New Glasgow, Noreen was a daughter of the late George and Annie Chaulk of Park Street, Westville. Noreen is also survived by a sister, Beverly Gammon of Scotsburn; brothers George and Allan Chaulk of Sarnia, Ont.; and a sister Deborah Baljeu, also of Sarnia. Noreen loved boasting of her grandchildren’s accomplishments big or small, annual winter visits to Fort Lauderdale with her siblings, coffee with her many friends, a hearty laugh, a weather forecast, parades and all things tartan. She accomplished her life goals – to be a loving wife and mother; and she accomplished so much more. For some years Noreen was director of the Happy Times Pre School Program conducted at the Sharon St. John United Church Hall in Stellarton. Noreen was a charter member and drum major of the Fraser Homes Ladies Pipe Band of Pictou County. Over the years the band performed locally and in various parts of Canada and abroad, including the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (12 times), the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif., and Scottish Festivals in Georgia, Virginia, New Hampshire and Bermuda. On several occasions she performed as drum major with the Canadian Massed Pipes and Drums in Scotland. On two occasions, she was presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Braemar Highland Games in Scotland. She also participated in the Edinburgh, Scotland Tattoo. Loving, kind, gentle and easygoing, Noreen accepted everyone for who they were and always gave far more than she ever asked for. She was the loving anchor of the Roy family and the support center of the Chaulks. Her life was celebrated September, 22, 2014 at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, King Street, New Glasgow.

MacFARLANE, Ivy Jean

MacFARLANE, Ivy Jean – 86 years, Westville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the home of her daughter and son-in- law, Donna and Seymour Dixon with her family and little dog, Penny, at her side. Born in Malay Falls, she was a daughter of the late Orestuis and Alveretta (MacDonald) Russell. Ivy was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 34. She was an avid dart player and a great baker and later in life took up quilting. Her family was always very dear to her, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Donna Dixon (Seymour), Sheryl Snell (Barry), Joyce O’Neil (Nelson), all of Westville; Christa Church (Richard), Windsor; daughters-in-law Kathy MacFarlane, Ontario; Audrey Holland, Stellarton; grandchildren, Kim; Clint, Amie, Kerri and Darren; Sheldon and Michael; Morgan and Jordon, Sherry-Ann and Fraser; great-grandchildren, Piper, Brennan, Riley, Keely, Sydney and Ashton; sisters Phyllis Martin and Clarice Cruickshank and brother, Kenneth Russel (Myrna), Havre Boucher. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence “Spankie” MacFarlane and sons David and Graham; infant daughter Ivy Jean; sisters, Lillian Russell, Carol Oxner, Wilma Cruickshank, Helen MacLean, Wanda Jack and brothers, Lloyd, Graham, Elmer, Clyde and Earl Russell. Her funeral service was held September 12 at Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to the S.P.C.A.

MacDONALD, Kathleen ‘Jean’

MacDONALD, Kathleen ‘Jean’ – Dartmouth/Pictou, passed away September 12, 2014 at the Dartmouth General Hospital in the loving arms of her two daughters, Carol and Gaye. She was born in Penarth, Wales, U.K. during World War II and served her country by joining the WAAF from 1940 to1945 where she was promoted to corporal. She became a war bride when she met and married the late Captain Gerald (East Wind) MacDonald of Pictou who was also serving his country overseas. She immigrated to Canada on the Queen Mary, landing at Pier 21. They resided in Pictou where they raised their five children. They loved doing many outdoor activities together. Jean is survived by her sons, Ian (Jacqueline) Chezzetcook; and Allan (Deborah) East Quaddy; daughters, Sandra, Bridgewater; Carol Veniot; and Gaye, both of Dartmouth. Jean is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a kind and loving soul with a huge heart and was always giving to others. Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years Gerald, son-in-law Robert Veniot and granddaughter Sheri Veniot. Funeral service was held September 16 in McLaren’s Funeral Home, Pictou. Burial in Seaview Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.

HOLMES, David Kingsley

HOLMES, David Kingsley – 58, of Hedgeville, Pictou County, passed away September 9, 2014 in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Tata-magouche, he was a son of Kingsley and Marie (MacDonald) Holmes, Hedgeville. David was employed by Michelin Tire for 38 years. He loved gardening, hunting, feeding the birds, spending time in the woods and with his dog Buddy. David is survived by common-law partner, Mary Noel; children, Justin Holmes, Ft. McMurray; Wendy (Reid) Doiron, New Glasgow; stepchildren, Michael Noel, Pictou; Brian Noel, Lyons Brook; granddaughter, Annabelle; sisters, Donna (Jimmy) Patterson, Toney River; Beverly (Eric MacDonald) Holmes, Scotch Hill; Heather Holmes, Stellarton; brother, Allan (Angela) Holmes, Hedgeville; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents. Funeral service was held September 12 from St. David’s Presbyterian Church, Toney River. Burial will be in Riverbank Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Riverbank Cemetery.

COLEMAN, David Edwin “Dave”

COLEMAN, David Edwin “Dave” – 89, Northumberland Veterans Unit, Sutherland Harris Memorial, Pictou, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 8, 2014. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Harold and Violet (Whelpley) Coleman. During the Second World War, Dave served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, #102 Marine Squadron from 1942-1946. Upon discharge, he became a machinist and a tool and die maker. Moved to New Glasgow in 1948 and was employed for 38 years with a local machine shop. Dave was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow and a member of Euclid Lodge, A.F. & A.M. No. 92, New Glasgow for over 55 years. He enjoyed spending time at home, working in his workshop, listing to music and being with his family. Dave enjoyed a challenge and was always fixing anything and everything for family and friends. He was a loving husband, devoted father and adoring “pup” to his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Kathleen “Kay”, Abercrombie; daughter, Deborah (Dr. Michael) Glasgow and their children, Alex, Kathleen and Elizabeth, Tatamagouche; sons, Mark (Mary-Frances) Coleman and their children, Ian and Meghan, Bedford; Glen (Tabitha) Coleman and their children, Ben and Abby, New Glasgow; brother, Harold (Lorraine) Coleman, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Barbara Jean Coleman and Dorothy MacDonald. In honour of Dave’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations may be made in Dave’s memory to Northumberland Veterans Comfort Fund, P.O. Box 1059, Pictou, NS B0K 1H0.

MACKIE, Herbert Blaine

MACKIE, Herbert Blaine (Aug. 26, 1942 – Sept. 5, 2014) Westville – Blaine was a lifelong member of Pipefitters Local 244, Antigonish, starting as an apprentice during the construction of the Scott Paper Mill. He was a Master Mason belonging to the Western Star Lodge in Westville. Blaine loved to hunt, fish and play cards with his friends and family. He was predeceased by his mother, Shirley (Mason) Mackie and father, William Herbert Mackie. He is survived by brothers: Glenn (Bev); Faber (Patricia); Gary (Teresa), San Diego; sister, Penny (Jon) Sortori, San Diego; sons: Dereck, Chris and Steven; daughters: Crystal and Sherri; nieces: Sherri, Kaitlyn and Melissa; nephews: Glenn Jr. and Faber Jr.; cousins: Dell Butler and Angelie (Peter) McCarron. As requested by the deceased, cremation will take place. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

MacDONALD, Donald

MacDONALD, Donald – 69, Trenton, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late John S. and Katherine Frances “Kay” (Day) MacDonald. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Donald enjoyed a varied career in management, having been employed with CIBC, the former Eastern Provincial Airways, Dorval Airport, Fraser & Hoyt Travel and L.E. Shaw. In earlier years, Donald was very active in Scouting, having served with the Boy Scouts of Canada Pictou County District for over 50 years. He thoroughly enjoyed scouting and accompanied local scouts to many national and international jamborees. Donald enjoyed the outdoors and was happiest white water canoeing, hiking and camping in the forest. Surviving are sisters, Karen Sutherland, Alma; Kathy (Nick) Mills, Egerton; niece, Kathy (Robert) Kenny and their children: Megan, Melanie and Mary, Irish Mountain; cousins, Jeannie (Murray) Johnston, New Glasgow; Bob (Carol) Day, Antigonish; Ann MacDonald, Sydney; Bill (Ruth) Day, Elliott Lake, Ont. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Jack MacKay; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private graveside service was held in Thorburn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Donald’s memory to Scouts Canada Northeast Nova Area, PO Box 171, Stellarton, NS, B0K 1S0.

HENDERSON, G. Edison

HENDERSON, G. Edison – 91, of Prince Albert Street, Westville, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late George and Isabel (Sinclair) Henderson. Edison was an overseas veteran of W.W.II serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. Over the years, Edison worked at the C.N.R., Lindsay Moores, and Imperial Oil. Edison is survived by daughters, Sheila Shier, Ont. and Pat Wright (Edward); sons, George (Marion), Doug (Dale), and Bill (Anne), all of Westville; 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Kay Collins, Moncton, and Edna Harquail (Maurice), Kentville; and brother-in-law, Justin “Jud”: Adamson, Stellarton. He was predeceased by his wife Stasia (Gouthro); infant son Fraser; great-grandson Mark; sisters, Agnes Saunders, Ruby MacKenzie, Vonnie Adamson and Barbara Hodgkins; and infant sister, Flossie Henderson. Funeral service was held September 7 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Burial in the Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.