WONG, Veronica Arlene (Clarke) – better known to her family and friends as Arlene, passed away on November 17, 2015, at the Aberdeen Hospital, at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her parents Marion (McCaskill) and John Clarke and her husband Henry Wong. She is survived by her son Timothy Clarke (Mary Anne), Saint John, NB; daughters, Angela Anderson (Robin), New Glasgow; Heather Wong (James MacLean), Westville. Along with her children, she had several step-children. Arlene is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by brothers John Clarke (Regina), David Clarke (Linda), Ronald Clarke (Sandra), and nieces and nephews, all of Saint John, NB. A memorial service will be held at Fundy Funeral Home, Saint John, NB, at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MacLEAN, Muriel Emma “Snookie” – 74, of Trenton, passed away November 17, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Sylvanus and Gladys (MacDonald) Dee. She was a retired baker from Glen Haven Manor and a former employee of Sobeys and elevator operator at the Maritime Building. She was a member of the First United Church, Trenton; former CGIT leader; member of Ceilidh Chapter No. 10 O.E.S. and a member of the former Lady Doric O.E.S. She is survived by sons Lloyd (Wendy), Trenton; Ralph (Deannie), Trenton; daughters Marie (Kamil) KaKush, Ontario; Lynn (Marc) Ryan, Ontario; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Kaye (Frank) Taylor, Coalburn; brother, David, Trenton; and long-time partner, Spurgeon MacDonald. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Dee and sister, Beverley Anne. Funeral was held November 22 in the First United Church Hall. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
MacDONALD, Pauline Marion – 89, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Frasers Mountain, passed away November 12, 2015 in the manor with her daughter Cathy and nieces, Sharon and Donna, by her side. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Winnifred (Doyle) Davidson. Pauline owned and operated the former Coffee Pot in New Glasgow for many years, having begun working there at the age of 13. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow. Pauline was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Surviving are her daughter, Cathy MacDonald, Frasers Mountain; grandsons, George (Robyn) Leil, Frasers Mountain; Ryan (Kaylin) Leil, New Glasgow; great-grandchildren, Ryan Jr., George Jr., Carson, Davey and Gabe; brother, Bill (Arlene) Davidson, New Glasgow; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John H. MacDonald, great-granddaughter, Morgan Leil; son-in-law, John Sheehan; siblings, Edgar, Kenny, Ralph, Weezie and cherished sister, Isabel. A private graveside service was held in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made in Pauline’s memory to Glen Haven Manor Recreation Fund.
CROSBY, Lillian Joyce “Jo” – 76, of Westville, formerly of Scotsburn, passed away November 12, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born August 29, 1939 in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Catherine (Livingstone) Moulton. Jo was an excellent homemaker, exceptional cook and baker. A loving and kind lady, who freely gave of herself to look after her family, she turned hardship into happiness. Jo enjoyed classic country music, dancing and skating. She enjoyed a good laugh while playing a game of cards or bingo with family and friends. Surviving are her children, Georgie Crosby, New Glasgow; Wallace (Jackie), Trenton; Scott (Wendy), Pictou; Mark (Wendy), Lyons Brook; Shauna (Bill) Chace, Westville; grandchildren: Tara, Christa, Jeremy, Jordan, Nathan, Vanessa and Madison; great-grandhildren, Jenna, Aiden, Jack and Jacob; sister, Diane (Danny) Durling, Westville; brothers, Gary (Susan), Caribou; Ralph (Patty), Trenton; sister-in-law, Bonnie Livingstone, Westville; many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband and best friend of 58 years, Ralph Raymond Crosby Jr. in May 2015; grandson, Justin Ralph Crosby; and brother, John in infancy. A private graveside service will be held. Donations may be made in Jo’s memory to The Lung Association of Nova Scotia or Baby’s Breath Canada.
CLOW, Robert Milton “Bob” – of Pictou Landing, passed away November 15, 2015 in the QE II Infirmary, Halifax. Born in 1933 in Lyons Brook, he was a son of the late William and Janet (Leithead) Clow. He was predeceased by his wife, Kay (Anderson); sisters, Mary and Isabel and a brother in infancy. He is survived by his son, Cobey (Diane), Pictou Landing; sister, Helen Kochel, Seattle, Wash.; special friend, Norma Fraser, Woodburn; nieces and nephews. Bob lived and worked in Boston, Mass., during the 60’s and then moved back to Pictou Landing. He retired in 1998 from Trenton Works where he had worked for 37 years. He enjoyed hunting, spending time at his camp and was an avid Boston Bruins and Red Sox fan. He enjoyed his daily walks at the mall and talking with his friends at Tim’s. Funeral service was held November 19 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.
BOND, Malcolm Jerome “Mack” – 86, of the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow formerly of Walkerville, passed away November 12, 2015 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Canso, he was a son of the late Mark and Mary (Snow) Bond. Mack was a resident of Walkerville for most of his life. During his working years, he was employed at the former Hawker Siddeley Rail Car Plant in Trenton. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a long-time member of the former St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Thorburn. He is survived by his daughter Debbie (Laurie) Chambers, Stellarton; two grandsons, a sister Loretta “Lolly” Bond (Charlie Conway), Walkerville; a sister-in-law Jane Bond, Walkerville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Don and Ralph, sisters Nora Cheek, Leona Pelrine, Rita Barkhouse and Shirley Young. Memorial mass of Christian burial was November 16 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow. Burial of ashes in Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations in memory of Mack can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
BLANDFORD, Marion E. (Mills) – 88, of New Glasgow, formerly of Amherst, passed away November 7, 2015 at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Springhill, NS, she was the daughter of the late Eddie O. and Agnes (Murray) Mills. Marion attended Maritime Business College in New Glasgow. She was employed for a number of years by the Interprovincial School for the Deaf in Amherst, as well as the Department of Education and the Department of Transportation. She was a member of the Lorneville United Church UCW, the Amherst Y Service Club and was a volunteer for the VON in Amherst. Marion is survived by son Bruce (Ron Atkinson), Toronto, ON; daughters Anne (JoAnne Burns), New Glasgow; Lynn, New Glasgow; Joyce (Paul Millman), Truro; and her beloved grandchildren Peter (Lethbridge, AB) and Sarah (Toronto, ON) Millman. Marion was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, R. Austin, her brother John Mills and her parents. Funeral was held November 16 from Campbell’s Funeral Home Chapel, Amherst. Interment in Lorneville Cemetery. Donations may be made to Lorneville United Church.
WHALEN, Joseph E. – Funeral mass for the late Joseph E. Whalen, of Abercrombie, who passed away October 2, 2015, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 4 from the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the VON or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. www.mclarenfuneral.ca. †
OLMSTEAD, Nancy Lou – It’s with heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Nancy at the Aberdeen Hospital on November 14, 2015. Nancy was born in Charlottetown, PEI on May 23, 1945 to Lewis and Catherine (Kay) Rogers. She is survived by her son, David (Crystal) Olmstead, Red Deer, AB; brothers, James (Eleanor) Aitkens, Stellarton; Allison “Smudgie” (Deborah) Rogers, Calgary AB; sisters, Luanne (Martin) Schick, Red Deer AB; Marilyn (Gary) Halfyard, Didsbury AB; Cindy Porter (Jack English), Scotch Hill; Marion (Bob) Oliver, Thorburn; step-sister, Ann (Tyler) Rogers, Lyons Brook; many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and Nancy will rest with her late husband Don Olmstead in Rumsey, Alberta. No visitation at her request. There will be a service with prayers in honour and blessing of Nancy at the St. James Anglican Cemetery, Pictou, on November 29 at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow at 962 Scotch Hill Road. “Till we meet again Nancy”. †
THOMPSON, John Milton “Jack” – 81, Glencoe, passed away November 7, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born December 21, 1933 at the family homestead in Glencoe, Jack was the youngest child of the late Archibald and Sadie Thompson. Jack spent his early years working on the family farm and working with his brothers in the lumbering business. He moved west in the early 70s where he worked in mining and construction for over 20 years. He returned and worked with his brother Grant and nephew Roy in the logging business and blueberry farm. One of Jack’s greatest pleasures was the spring ritual of producing maple syrup, later the blueberry harvest and then the woodpile. He was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. Jack is survived by sisters Violet Roy and Marguerite Campbell; many cousins and many generations of nieces and nephews, including special great-grandniece and nephew, Noel and Owen. Predeceased by his parents and brothers James (Alice), Hattie (Christine), Grant (Anna Mae), Wallace, Lawrence (Margaret); brothers-in-law,Thomas Roy and Lloyd Campbell. Funeral was November 12 from St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. Burial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Sadie and Archie Thompson Memorial Fund, St. Paul’s Church, Ian’s Walk for End of Life Care, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or to the S.P.C.A.
SMITH, Elaine Marie – 70, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Big Island, passed away November 8, 2015 in the manor, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late John Herbert Phalen and Myrtle Nina (Munroe) (Phalen) MacLaughlin. Elaine was employed with Gallery 448 for several years. She was a passionate artist, working mainly with oils and watercolours, sharing her talent with many students. Elaine was a member of Christian Fellowship Church. She enjoyed reading, writing short stories, poetry, playing Yahtzee and card games. Throughout her life and illness, she faced each day with grace and dignity, trusting daily in her Lord. Surviving are her daughters, Shannon (Cartie) MacNeil, Pictou Landing; Bonny (Bob) Webster, Merigomish; grandchildren, Ryan, Logan and Emma; sisters, Glenda MacIntosh, (Eldie Ross), Chance Harbour; Colleen (Lux) MacDonald, Trenton; Isabel Asprey, Big Island; Lillian (Mick) O’Hearn, Halifax; brothers, Fred (Carol) Phalen, Trenton; Russell (Priscilla) Phalen, Spring Hill; Cyril (Jill) Phalen, Sarnia, Ont.; Jack (Edith) Phalen, Halifax; Barry (Shirley) Phalen, Merigomish; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James “Buddy” Smith; son, Jason Smith; sisters Nora MacGrath, Florence Chisholm and Jean Carver; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Asprey, Fred MacGrath, Jimmy Chisholm and Morris Carver. Funeral was November 12 in the chapel of P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home. Interment in Murray’s Point Cemetery.
SANGSTER, Graham Allison “Duke” – 88, of the Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Stellarton, passed away November 8, 2015 in the Villa. Born in New Glasgow in 1927, Duke was a son of the late Allison and Annie (Baker) Sangster. Duke was a great handyman and avid hunter and fisherman. He loved working on and racing cars and could fix or build almost anything. His career started at Eastern Bakeries, and his love for baking led to opening his own successful bakery, Duke’s Pastry Shop, Stellarton, with his former wife Helen (Betts) Sangster. Duke was known for his sense of humour and he would light up telling stories about his many wild adventures. He loved animals, especially his dogs. All of his many nieces and nephews played a great role in his life, especially Fred and Aubrey who he helped raise from the time they were boys. Surviving are his longtime companion Eileen MacDonald and their grandchildren; his sister Lola Chisholm; a sister-in-law Belle (Hale) Sangster; nephews Fred (Karen) and Aubrey (Janice) Sangster; nieces and nephews Brenda, Glenda, Robert, Margie, Debbie, Bobbie, Billy, Karen, Pat, Kenny, Jim, Carolyn, Janet, Linda, Susan, Grace, David, Kevin and Ruth, as well as many great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and former wife Helen (Betts,) he was predeceased by a brother Robert; sisters-in-law Bertha (Buell), Anna (MacLeod), a brother Lloyd, a sister Mildred Dorrington, a brother-in-law Aubrey Dorrington, a brother-in-law Lloyd Chisholm. Memorial service was held November 13 at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Pictou County SPCA Shelter, PO Box 786, New Glasgow, B2H 5G2 or Valley View Villa.
MURDOCH, Evelyn Claire – Surrounded by loved ones, Evie passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on November 9, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born February 27, 1933 in Eureka, Evelyn was the daughter of Clair and Edna Swinamer. Evie graduated from nursing in 1954 and led a challenging career assisting in surgery for 40 years, retiring in 1994 from the Aberdeen Hospital. Evie spent many summer days on Melmerby Beach with friends. She adored her pets and always had a treat and an affectionate pat for her friend’s dogs. Evie was an avid reader and strived to solve the daily newspaper puzzles. Her friends fondly remember Evie’s bridge parties. She was keenly interested in the education and achievements of the children of families close to her. A summer highlight for her was a trip to ‘the fair’ and persuading the children to join her on the most daring rides. Every holiday carried the scent of Evie’s famous butterscotch and lemon pies, made from scratch the same way she learned at her own mother’s bakery. Evie was pre-deceased by her husband Weldon and her parents Clair and Edna (Dodge) Swinamer. Graveside committal service was November 13.
McMILLAN, Alice Mary – 92, New Glasgow, passed away November 11, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Roger and Margaret Jane (Campbell) MacMillan, she was born on November 24, 1922 and raised at Maple Leaf Farm, Woodfield. Alice attended Woodfield School and later attended the former Maritime Business College, New Glasgow. Marrying John H. McMillan on June 7, 1952, she was employed as a secretary with the former Maritime Steel and Foundries Limited for 10 years and with Hawker Siddeley Canada Inc. for 18 years before retirement in 1985. Alice was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, where she served as church secretary from 1987 to 2008 and as secretary to the Board of Managers for many years. Alice was an active member of the Catherine Mair Missionary Society and was the oldest member of the 55 Plus Seniors Club, for which she was honoured on June 4, 2014. She joined Golden Link Rebekah Lodge No. 2 on June 11, 1948 and received her Veteran’s Jewel on October 9, 1957 and the Declaration of Chivalry on July 9, 2002. Upon closing of the Golden Link Lodge, she transferred to Dorcas Rebekah Lodge No. 42, Thorburn on June 9, 2012. Alice was a very active volunteer, delivering Meals on Wheels and feeding the residents of Glen Haven Manor for many years. She enjoyed line dancing, playing darts, yoga and spending family cottage time at Melmerby. Surviving are daughters, Eleanor (Hector) MacDonald, Keppoch, P.E.I.; Peggy (Turk) Verschuren, North Sydney; grandchildren, Jonathan (Jillian) MacDonald, Allison (Mark) Munne, Zach (Erica) Verschuren, Kyle (Renee) Verschuren; great-grandson, Seth Bayne MacDonald; niece, Janet (William) Jardine, Lower Sackville; nephews, Boyd, New Glasgow; Bayne (Heather), Sackville, N.B.; Ian, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband, John Henry McMillan; brothers, Stanley and Howard; sister-in-law, Harriet MacMillan; niece, Darlene MacMillan. Funeral was held November 13 in First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Interment in Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations may be made in Alice’s memory to First Presbyterian Church.
MacDONALD, Vivian Celestine “Stenie” – 83, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Stellarton, passed away November 7, 2015 in the manor, surrounded by her family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Roderick MacDougald and Josephine (Allard) Boehk. She was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, where she had served with the UCW. In earlier years, Stenie had been actively involved with her children in figure skating, serving as secretary for the Heather Figure Skating Club and the Highland Area. She and her late husband, Les, enjoyed camping with the Good Turn Campers. Stenie was a diligent homemaker, taking great pride in looking after her family. Surviving are her daughters, Kathy (Chris) Scott, Oakville, Ont.; Kim (Joseph) Gray, Lower Sackville; Sheri (Ray) Burns, Stellarton; son, Paul (Anita) MacDonald, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Angela (Mark), Matthew, Michele, Amber, Brendan, Luke and Liam; great-granddaughter, Lyla Marie; sister, Leceta “Ceta” Higgins, Westville; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Leslie Marshall “Les” MacDonald; brothers, Ernest and Roderick “Rod”. Funeral service was held November 10 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Parkinson Society Maritime Region or Sharon St. John United Church.
MacDONALD, Eunice Marguerite – 88, of Valley View Villa, formerly of Emmanuel Street, New Glasgow passed away November 4, 2015 in the Villa. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late William B. and Mary Bridget (McCarron) MacDonald. Eunice was a Sister of Charity for many years, working in Boston and Halifax. She later returned to Lourdes and taught school in New Glasgow. She was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by her sister Rita, Valley View Villa; brother Edward, Ottawa; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings Mary Frances, Alexander (“Sandy”), Kathleen, Ian, Leo and Donald. Mass of Christian burial was November 14 in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Valley View Villa, Riverton, or a charity of your choice.
LAFFIN, George Seldon – New Glasgow, formerly of Trenton, passed away November 9, 2015 at the age of 87. Born in South Maitland, Hants Co., he was a son of the late John and Jessie (Gates) Laffin. George spent most of his life in Trenton where he was very active in community affairs. He was a kind and generous man, whose family came first. George was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and a former member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Trenton, where in younger years he was involved in church affairs. He also served on the executive of Local 1231, United Steelworkers of America. His working years were spent at Eastern Woodworkers and Hawker Siddeley from where he retired. He was a former member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 29, Trenton. He is survived by his wife Edna; daughter, Debbie Laffin, Trenton; sons: Bruce (Mary), Abercrombie; David (Lisa), Stellarton; grandchildren: Jennifer (James) Feltmate, Pictou Landing; Jillian Laffin (Sheldon), Pictou Landing; Amanda Laffin, New Glasgow; Justin Barnett, Trenton; five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; sister, Anne; step-son, Kim Cameron (Maureen), Stellarton; step-daughters: Joan Cameron (Gerry), Trenton; Ann Marie Ross, Lower Sackville; Bernadette Morrison (Kenny), Pictou; Karen Greencorn (Charles), New Glasgow. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred Cameron; son, Robert “Bob”; sisters: Patricia and Winnifred; brothers: John, Steve, Jim, Raymond, Alvin, Charlie, Lou and Stanley in infancy. Funeral mass was celebrated November 13 in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Burial in Christ the King Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.
TUPPER, Ella Margaret – 90 of Mt. Thom, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2015 in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Millbrook, Pictou Co., on April 12, 1925, she was daughter of the late James Daniel and Jessie (MacLeod) Fraser. Ella had a great joy for life and was a lover of snowmobiling, fishing, crafts, and the beach. She spent many years in art classes with Danny Munro and her paintings grace the walls of her family’s homes. She was a member of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs. Ella loved to spend time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Clarice MacDonald (Danny), Mt. Thom; son John, Watervale; grandchildren, Rod MacDonald, Cyndi Parks, Deborah and Constance Tupper; sisters, Jean Henderson and Myrtle Wooldridge; brother Donald Fraser (Yvonne) and many nieces and nephews. Ella was predeceased by her husband Clarence; sisters, Vera MacCulloch and Evelyn Robinson; brothers, Allister, Lloyd, James and Raymond Fraser; and infant brother Chester. Her funeral service was held November 6 from St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs. Burial in the Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook.
MacQUARRIE, Audrey Ann – 80, of New Glasgow, passed away November 1, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie (Elliott) Fraser. She was a graduate of Maritime Business College. She was employed at Sobeys Head Office, Thompson and Sutherlands, retiring from Service Canada (HRDC). She was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Evening Mission Circle; Catherine Mair AMS; Board of Managers; and former Sunday school teacher. She is survived by sons: Brent (Sara Fullerton), New Glasgow; Jeff (Natasha), Bathurst, NB; grandchildren: Emily and Kirk; sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Fraser, Amherst; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; sisters: Pearl Baudoux, Lola MacKenzie and Melda MacGregor, brother, Douglas. Funeral was held November 5 from First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
MacDONALD, J. Frederick – 92 of the Valley View Villa, Riverton and formerly of New Glasgow, passed away on November 1, 2015 in the Villa. Born in Greenwood, he was the son of the late Evan and Edith Annie (MacDonald) MacDonald. Fred was a resident of New Glasgow since 1956. He spent most of his working life as a car salesman. Fred was a member of the Pictou Co. Old Time Fiddlers Assoc. He was an adherent of the First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Surviving are his wife the former Marie A. Muirhead; daughters: Kathy (Edward) Richard of Sherwood Park, Alberta; Valerie (Christopher) Conlon of Dartmouth; a son David (Mary) of Nepean, Ont.; grandchildren: Lindsay (Dave), Zachary (Stephanie), Evan and Brett; Many nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by a sister, Jean Pitts. Funeral service was held from the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow, on November 4. Burial in the MacPherson’s Mills Cemetery.
MacCALLUM, Helen Margaret – 64, of Pictou passed away November 1, 2015, peacefully at home. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she was a daughter of the late John and Bridget (Minnock) Gorman. Helen was an avid competitive swimmer and for many years coached swimming in Pictou and was also a fan of soccer. She is survived by son, Stephen (Marie) McCarthy, Ireland; daughter, Eleanor Ryan, Alberta; grandsons, Sean and Liam; sisters through life and friendship, Margaret Gormley and Marilyn McCarthy; brother-in-law, Jim McCarthy; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde; sister, Margaret Gorman. Funeral mass was celebrated November 6 in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. Burial in the parish cemetery.
KOUGIAS, Spiro – 58, of Main Street, Westville, passed away suddenly on October 28, 2015 at his home. Born in Akrata, Greece, he was a son of the late Stavros “Steve” and Panagiota “Pota” Kougias. He came to Canada at the age of 15, first living in Stellarton and moving to Westville in 1974. He and his family opened the Highland Regent Restaurant, which later became the “Acropole”. They expanded the restaurants to New Glasgow and later Pictou, where he was presently operating the Pictou “Acropole”. He was also a former member of the Kinsmen Club. Although a very quiet person, Spiro always had a smile with a pleasant personality. He will be sadly missed by his brother Andre (Rhonda); nieces and nephews, Stephen, Janda, Drea, Tommy, Stavros and Alcina; great-nieces and nephews, Maddy, Liam, Amelia, Gabriel, Aleko, Talia, Nicole, Christopher and Sam; uncles, George and Jim and aunt Alice; and several cousins. Funeral service was held November 2 at Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Burial in the Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow.
HODDER, Margaret “Miggie” Patricia – passed away on November 1, 2015. Born April 2, 1939 in Glace Bay to the late George Murray and Hannah (Brown ) MacKay. Margaret was a school teacher, graduating from Nova Scotia Normal College in 1958 and taught in Glace Bay. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served as the president of the Relief Society, for women 18 and up, as well as the Young Womens and Primary (ages 18 months to 12 years) Auxiliary organizations. Margaret enjoyed playing piano, gardening and spending time with her family. She loved life and had many friends from around the world. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Stanley Hodder; their four children, Jane Anne (Howard) MacKinnon, New Glasgow; Mark (Christy), Halifax; and Owen (Leslie), Brampton, ON; and a special, forever part of their family, Brenda (McKinnon) (Stephen) Earl, of Logan, Utah; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Druie Radway, Welland, ON. Along with her parents, Margaret was predeceased by a son, Edward Murray in 2003, sisters Eileen, Thelma, Rachel, Edith, Eleanor and brothers Melvin, Harris, William, John Roy, David, and Robert. Memorial service was held November 6 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New Glasgow with burial at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
HAYMAN, Edith Catherine – 96, of Union Street, Westville, passed away October 29, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She was a daughter of the late Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth “Libby” (Fraser) MacNeill, Trenton. She was a member of St. Paul United Church, Westville. She is survived by her three children, Daisy Ballam (Wayne), Lunenburg; Robert, Pleasant Valley; and William (Miya), Revelstoke, BC; grandchildren, Sharon, Maple Ridge, BC; Kelley and Mitchell, Revelstoke, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Robert A. Hayman; brothers, Ross and Alfred; sister, Flora Sample-Campbell. By request there will be no visitation or funeral. A grave side committal service was held at St. Phillip’s Cemetery, Westville, on November 7.
HALEY, Myrtle Christine – 87, quietly, peacefully passed November 1, 2015 at home in Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Baddeck Bay March 22, 1928 to the late John and Etta MacLeod, a sister for brother, Carl, she was raised in Port Bevis, and moved to Division Road, Central Caribou in 1941, where she attended Central Caribou School and later Pictou Academy. Remembered by many selling tickets to the movies at ‘The Capital’, she went on to marry the projectionist and raise her family in Pictou. Always busy, she could be found working at Dr. Smith’s, the Town Hall, Hindi Shop at Christmas or the Tourist Bureau in the summer, typing for First Church at home, or at the Liberal Hall for elections, never missing a monthly meeting of Lodge with the Rebekahs or First Church WMS. She is survived by sons, Blake (Leanne) and Robert (Nancy), Pictou; her grandchildren, Keegan (Randi), Kristin, Greg and Jennifer. She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband, Harold “Stull” Haley; brother, Carl MacLeod; and an infant brother at birth. Celebration of Life Service was held from First Presbyterian Church, Pictou. Burial in Seaview Cemetery.