ATWATER, Elva Isabel – 84, passed away in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on January 18, 2016. Born in Brule, she was a daughter of the late David and Edna (Heighton) MacLeod. Elva enjoyed writing in her journal, she loved animals, music, gardening and especially her family. Elva is survived by her husband, Ron Atwater, Stellarton; daughter, Karen Gaudet, Pictou; grandchildren, Crystal Gaudet, Melody McFaddin (Collin), Michael Stanley and Jared Stanley; great-grandchild, Bailey Gaudet; brothers, Everett MacLeod, Bedford; Merle MacLeod, Moncton; son-in-law, Bruce Stanley; daughter-in-law, Susan Thomas; brother-in-law, Reid, Allie and Howard; sister-in-law, Carol; former sister-in-law, Edith Fraser and several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Elva was predeceased by her first husband, Donald MacKenzie; children, David MacKenzie, Linda Stanley; sisters, Violet Rankin, Irene MacDonald; brother, Stanley in infancy. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester. Donations may be made to the SPCA.
LANGILLE, Margaret Ellen – Passed away at Emmanuel House in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, January 29, 2016 in her 76th year. Beloved wife of the late Milton Langille. Dear Mother of Greg (Sheryl) and Bobby (Candy). Loving grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Remembered by her sisters Marlene (Ray) and Caroline (late Kenny); her brother-in-law Bobby and sisters-in-law Jay (Turk), Anne and Merdina. Predeceased by her daughters Brenda and Marlene; brothers Blaze and Harold; sister Stella; brother-in-law Buddy and mother-in-law Thelma. Margaret enjoyed her family, had a great sense of humour and loved meeting and helping new people. Cremation has taken place. The family invite friends to a Celebration of Life Service at the Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home, Robinson Chapel (King Street East at Wellington, Hamilton, Ontario) on Saturday, February 20 at 1 p.m.†
HARB, Donna Catherine – age 76 of Abercrombie, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Evelyn (Simpson) Campbell. Donna lived her early years in Stellarton before moving to Abercrombie. She worked at the Heather Hotel for 15 years and also worked in home care as well. Surviving are sons Michael and Nagzie Harb; grandchildren Kimberly, Julie-Anne and Danny; also four great-grandchildren. Donna was predeceased by a son Alan and a brother Marvin. Cremation will take place with burial in the Abercrombie Cemetery at a later date. Very special thanks to VON home support who were vital to mom’s stay at home during her illness, the entire staff of Palliative Care, volunteers and transitional care. Donations may be made in her memory to the VON, Palliative Care Society, 5 South of the Aberdeen Hospital or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the H.W.Angus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.†
ROSE, Pearl Helene – 94, of the Valley View Villa, formerly of Fraser’s Mountain, passed away January 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family in the Villa. Pearl was a daughter of the late Nelson and Elva (Burns) Hemwood, of Trenton. She was a retired employee of the Goodman Co. Ltd. Pearl was a member of Trinity United Church. She is survived by daughters: Myrna (Neil Sutherland), Bedford; Margie Murphy, Lower Sackville; Mary, Fraser’s Mountain; daughter-in-law Marjorie, Trenton; 10 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; sister Charlotte “Shy” MacDonald, Trenton; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Alex; sons: Sandy and Lloyd; grandson Mark; brother Robert; sisters: Margaret, Hazel, Gladys and Frances. Funeral was January 23 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
MacINNIS, Walter Vincent – 88, of Meiklefield, passed away January 20, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Meiklefield he was a son of the late James W. and Christena (MacCulloch) MacInnis. Walter lived in Meiklefield all his life where he worked in the woods and on the family farm. He was also a longtime employee of Hawker Siddeley Ltd. He was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Blue Mountain and also belonged to the Woodlot Owner’s Association. Walter is survived by his wife Jessie (Fraser) MacInnis, Meiklefield; children Ritchie (Heather); Meiklefield; Royce (Kevin), Shemogue, NB; grandchildren John, Sayward, Adam, Andrew and James; five great-grandchildren; sister Christine MacDonald, Riverton. He was predeceased by sister Olive “Ollie” Usher, brothers-in-law Howard Usher and Milton MacDonald. Funeral was held January 23 in Knox Presbyterian Church, Blue Mountain.
LANGILLE, Vern MacKay – passed away peacefully November 27, 2015 at the age of 90, his step-daughter Mary-Ellen brother Keith (Eva) at his side. He resided at St. Andrew’s Terrace, Cambridge, Ont., the last several years. Born at West Branch, January 25, 1925, he was the son of the late Vernley and Florence Dwyer Langille, River John. At a young age he went to Ontario to seek employment and worked at Industrials Tire Ltd. until his retirement. He will be remembered for his story telling and enjoyed being with family and friends. He is survived by step-daughter Mary-Ellen, brothers Keith (Eva), Glen, Jack (Marj), Oakley (Diane), sisters Eunice and Myrna, brother-in-law Jerry. He was predeceased by his wife Ellen, brother Douglas, sisters Dorothea, Marjorie, Effie and Eleanor, brothers-in-law David, Frank, Amel, Tom and Jack; sisters-in-law Helen and Barbara. Graveside service will be held at Hamilton Cemetery on May 25.
LANDRY, Roger Joseph – 67, passed away in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on January 21, 2016. Born in Dupuis Corner, N.B., he was a son of the late Charles and Justine Landry. The Landry Family moved to Pictou, on Dec. 1, 1950. Roger attended Pictou schools and graduated from Pictou Regional Vocational School in 1966 with ‘Electrical Construction’ certificate. Roger also earned interprovincial papers. He was employed with Nova Scotia Power, Canso Chemicals and Joe Hudry Electrical. In April of 1970 Roger became a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. He was very involved with the Nova Scotia Paraplegic Association and enjoyed playing wheelchair basketball. Roger was always a man of great faith and was a true inspiration to all who knew him. He is survived by nine sisters, Yvette Landry, Claudette Scanlan (Dave Titus), Hilda MacKenzie (Dougie), Noelle Doucette (Emile), Leona Clarke (Donnie), Lorraine Chapman (Gordon), Doreen Landry (Mel Martens), Doris Melanson (Eugene), Mary Louise Sutherland (Larry); seven brothers Omer Landry (Irene), Charlie Landry (Chriss), Paul Landry (Sandra), Frances Landry (Thelma), Robert Landry (Patsy), Philip Landry (Anne), Gerald Landry. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sister, Lorraine Agnes (in infancy). Funeral was January 26 from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church.
HAGGERTY, Margaret R. – 98, passed away January 19, 2016 at the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Margaret was born on May 17, 1917 a daughter of the late Simon and Ida (Jardine) Snyder. Margaret lived in Pictou County most of her life and was a long-time employee of the Evening News and also had her own radio show and published two cookbooks. She was known for her love of travel and drove by herself from California to Pictou. Margaret is survived by her daughter Margaret (Gordon) Hillier, North Sydney; a son Christopher (Sandra) Almon, Oshawa; step-children Lorraine (Allison) MacNeil. Stellarton; Barry Haggerty, Edmonton; Lloyd (Judith) Haggerty, Big Island, a sister Vivian Murray, New Glasgow; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by husbands Vincent Almon and Cecil Haggerty; brothers Brenton, Walter, Carman and a sister Marjorie Cabot. A family graveside committal service will be held at a later date.
CYR, Phyllis Victoria – 94, passed away on January 21, 2016. She was a daughter of the late Norman and Charlotte Bonvie. She was born in New Glasgow on May 24, 1921 and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid quilter and knitter, always loved the time she spent with her CWL quilters. No stranger left her house without mitts for the children or TV boots for the adults. She was predeceased by her husband Edward Cyr; son Norman Cyr; brothers John Bonvie (Ella), Leo Bonvie (Susan); sisters Mamie McVicar, Katie Morrison, Mary Munro (Henry), Geneva Pattinson (Huntley) and Doris Droemer. Phyllis is survived by her sister-in-law Jean Rudolph; children Charlotte (Bill) Baxter, William (Viola) Cyr, Donna (Donnie) Battist, Paul (Donna) Cyr; grandchildren Todd and Trevor, Sylvia and Tyler Aube, Beverly Baxter (Hal), Barbara Baxter (Rod), William Baxter (April), Vicki Cyr, Stacey Cyr, Bydie Cyr, Nadine Battist (Tyler), Vanessa (Brad) Mossop, Jessica and Emily Cyr; many great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral was January 25 in Stella Maris Roman Church, Pictou.
CROSS, G. Bernice – 76, of the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow formerly of Willow Avenue passed away January 16, 2016 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in NL, she was a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Janes) Downton. Bernice was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church. Bernice enjoyed volunteering, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, active with various ladies church groups, also with the Y-Minettes for many years as well as worked at various musical festivals and other charitable organizations. She is survived by her husband Bill, New Glasgow; sons Bill Jr., his children Alex and Emily, Stephen (Rhona), their children Brendon and Haley; a daughter Nancy (Dr. Kevin) MacLeod; a sister Louise Coffin; special friend for over 60 years Jeanette (Murphy) MacDonald, Truro. She was predeceased by brothers Ray and Chesley, a sister Audrey, a brother-in-law Rev. Owen Coffin. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
CHENNELL, Joan Isabel – 81, Westville, passed away peacefully January 17, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Isabella “Ella” (Dunbar) Chennell. Prior to retirement, Joan was employed with Sears for over 35 years. She was an avid walker, enjoyed tole painting and was a collector of salt and pepper shakers. Joan took great pride keeping her home immaculate. Surviving are her brother Robert (Carol) Chennell, Westville; brother-in-law, John “Jack” Watters, Westville; nieces, Debbie, Joanne, Bonnie, Nancy, Janie and Shelley; nephews, Shane, Shaun, Ted and Gordon; several great-nieces and great-nephews; many great-great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Anne Watters; brothers John and Frank; sisters-in-law Dorothy and June. Private graveside service will be held at a later date.
CAMERON, Douglas Maynard – 84, Green Street, New Glasgow, formerly of Salt Springs and Trenton, passed away January 18, 2016 at his home. Born in Trenton on March 17, 1931, he was a son of the late Edward and Edith (Jackson) Cameron. Doug worked at Hawker Siddeley and Trenton Works until retirement. He is survived by several nieces and nephews; stepdaughters and stepsons, Thelma Dunlap, Herman Dunlap (Rene), Bernie Dunlap (Susan), Donna Gillis (Charles), Juanita Albert (Mario), Kathy Dunlap, Freeman Dunlap (Denise), Eunice Dunlap (Tony), and Larry Dunlap; 41 step-grandchildren, special friend, Eleanor MacPherson. Doug was predeceased by his wife Ethel Mae Dunlap; step-daughters and step-sons, Ruby McCoul, Helen Horne, Roy and Ronald; step-grandsons Randy McCoul and Troy Dunlap; sisters, Ruby Gratto, Vivian Foote, Doris Marshall, Lillian Cameron, Margaret MacCann and brothers Hughes, Burgess, Earl, Harris, Lawrence and Aubrey Cameron and infant brother, Eddie. Funeral was held January 22 at Eagles Funeral Chapel.
BOWDEN, Dennis Eugene – 68, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully January 21, 2016 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late John Edward and Abuellias Orora (Jewell) Bowden. Prior to retirement, he was employed with the former Trenton Works as supervisor for many years. Dennis was a member of Second United Baptist Church, New Glasgow where he served as custodian. He was a member of the former Men’s Brotherhood and Male Chorus. Dennis sang in the choir and as a soloist. He was very active in his community, sharing his gifts and skills to benefit others. Dennis served as president of Ward One Social and Recreation Centre and was actively involved in many community and church projects. Surviving are his wife, Caroline M. (Izzard); daughters, Lorraine, Halifax; Angela “Jim-Bob” and Cora-Leigh, New Glasgow; step-children, Holly, Halifax; Andrea, Chantel and Alexander, Montreal; Russell, Victoria, B.C.; grandchildren, Dakota, Terrell, Roger, Roemyn; step-grandchildren, Dayson, Shaneen and Hope; sister, Pastor Sheila (Bruce) Clyke, Truro; brothers, Honorary Deacon Brian (Brenda) Bowden, New Glasgow; Peter (Karen) Bowden, Halifax; sister-in-law, Jean Watson, New Glasgow; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Edward; grandson, DeAngelo Eugene Beals. Funeral was be held January 25 in Second United Baptist Church.
BIGGAR, Lois “Ona” Adeline – 75, of Drummond Road, Westville passed away January 18, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Summerside, PEI she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Teresa (Thompson) Mill. Ona loved to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking. She worked as a cook at the Heather Motel in Stellarton and later at Summerset Manor in Summerside, PEI. She is survived by her husband Davison, Westville; children Stephanie Skinner, Halifax; Debbie Connors, Fort McMurray, AB; Wade Biggar, Halifax; Leslie Karmun, Anchorage, Alaska; Lisa Biggar, at home; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson Davison Biggar, brother Elwin Mill and sister Wanda Hunter.
REID, Barbara “Jean” – 85, River John. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jean Reid, in Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Born in River John, she was a daughter of the late Lawson and Flora Brown. Jean was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Her family was her world. Jean was a lover of animals, music and was known for her great sense of humor, which she never lost. She spent her later years listening to music and singing. Jean is survived by her daughters, Sharon Langille and Donna (Howard) Misener; both of River John; sons, Terry (Linda), River John; Greg (Lisa), Scotch Hill; Rick (Beryl), New Glasgow; Randy (Vicki) Cavanaugh, Truro; 16 grandchildren; t22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Sutherland, River John; Marlene (Raymond) MacDonald, Toney Mills; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Maynard; companion, Elton Benjamin; son, Larry; great-grandson, Hank; sisters, Delminnie Brown and Helen Falconer; brothers, Henry, Joe and Rollie Brown. Funeral service was held January 26 in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, River John. Arrangements are in the care of Coulter’s Funeral Home, Tatamagouche (902-657-3288). Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Private condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mmcfunerals.com. †
Macdonald, Rev. Dr. Lloyd George – Bedford, died at home on January 15, 2016. Born in New Glasgow in 1943, he was the son of the late John Harris and Lexie (MacDonald) Macdonald. George grew up on Pictou Island and in Thorburn, Pictou Co. After a brief career in banking, he felt called to become a minister of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University, then earned a Bachelor of Theology from McGill University. He graduated from The Presbyterian College, Montreal in 1974. In June 1974, he was ordained as a minister by the Presbytery of Pictou at Union Church, Thorburn. He served as the minister in Presbyterian churches in Port Cartier, Que., and Eckville, Alta., followed by three charges in Nova Scotia: Knox, Dublin Shore and St. Matthew’s, West Dublin, together with the United churches in the area, then in First Sackville Church, Lower Sackville, and Knox Church, Halifax. Dr. Macdonald was very active in the life of the Presbytery of Halifax-Lunenburg and of the Synod of the Atlantic Provinces, and was twice elected as its moderator. He also served on the Board of The Presbyterian College, and on committees of the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. In May 2004, The Presbyterian College conferred on him the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity. George was a person of deep faith, a diligent pastor, a talented preacher, a compelling storyteller and a caring friend to many people. He is survived by his aunt, Hazel MacDonald, Pictou, and by several cousins. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced in First Sackville Church, Lower Sackville. A burial service will take place in July in Thorburn Cemetery, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his memory to The Presbyterian Church in Canada, 50 Wynford Dr., Toronto, ON M3C 1J7, to The Presbyterian College, 3495 University St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A8, or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.†
ROGERS, James Albert “Jimmy” – 68, of River John, passed away recently in the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow after a brief illness. Born May 12, 1947, he was the son of the late Alice (Dares) and Bernie Rogers. Jimmy was a kind and gentle person who was deeply religious and read the bible daily. His favourite pastime was listening to gospel music and watching sports on his new big screen TV. Jimmy will be missed by his uncle, James (Muriel) Dares of Halifax as well as cousins John (Ruth) MacDonald of Plymouth N.S., Wendy (Mark) Dodsworth of Whittenburg N.S., John (Lori) Dares of Sackville N.S., Jeffrey (Andi) Dares of Calgary Alberta, Jeremy (Amanda) Dares of Bridgewater, Delena Dares of Halifax N.S. and Donald Dares of Halifax N.S. and their families. Visitation and service was held in Coulter’s Funeral Home, Tatamagouche, with Rev. Gregory Dickson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Hamilton Cemetery in River John. Memorial donations to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care would be appreciated.
MacNAUGHTON, Mae Irene (Wilson) – 97, of Westville, passed away in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on January 11, 2016. Born in Westville on December, 22, 1918, she was a daughter of the late David and Dorothy Mae (Chisholm) Wilson. She lived most of her life in Westville, residing in Glen Haven Manor for the past few years. Mae worked for a number of years at Greendahl and then at Millers in New Glasgow. She truly enjoyed quilting and belonged to a quilting group in Westville. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Mae was a devoted member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville. She is survived by her two sons, Hugh McNaughton, Burton, NB; Lloyd MacNaughton (Ghyssie), Kingston, NS; daughter-in-law Carol (MacLeod) McNaughton, Burton, NB; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Earl Fraser, Stellarton; sister-in-law Helen Wilson, Thunder Bay, ON; and special cousin, Joan Watters, Westville. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Harley MacNaughton; grandchildren, Marie, Natalie Angela and Dereck Todd; sisters, Doris Priddy (Thomas); Margaret Bielby (Howard) and Eleanor Fraser; and brother, Willard “Bill” Wilson. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Her burial will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow.
CORNETT, M. Bruce – 65, of Hudson Street, Stellarton passed away suddenly at home on January 12, 2016. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Frank and Lena (Anderson) Cornett. Bruce was a lifelong resident of Stellarton. He is survived by his sisters: Georgina Silver (Robert), Beatrice Lockhead and Irma Slager (Mike). Brothers: Robert Cornett (Judy), Lloyd Cornett (Kathleen), Leonard Cornett (Shelley), and John Cornett all of Nova Scotia. Bruce was predeceased by six brothers, John, Art, Ronald, Vernon, Frank and Dormen, also by sisters Sylvia and Shirley. There will be no visitation or funeral by request. A graveside service will take place in the Christ Anglican Church Cemetery at a later date.
CHRISTIE, Walter F. – passed away January 2, 2016 at the Lodge at Broadmead at age 95. A native of Pictou Landing, he was predeceased by his beloved wife Annie (McLellan) in September of 2011; and his parents John R. and Annie (Foster) Christie. He leaves behind his daughter Catherine; grandchildren Lavinia and Dominic; great-grandchild Rhiannon, his sister Jean Gunning of Elliott Lake, Ont. and many nieces and nephews across Canada. A memorial service was held at the Lodge at Broadmead on January 8. A donation to the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association would be appreciated.
CAMERON, Laura Evelyn – 95, of the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in Elmfield, she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Munroe) Porter. Laura worked at National Sea Products and retired from Michelin Canada and was the proud mother of 13 children. Her passions were knitting, bingo, watching hockey, especially her team, The Toronto Maple Leafs, and music. Laura will be sadly missed by sons, Don (Jean), B.C.; Angus (Annie), Amherst; George (Charlotte); Jim (Donna), both of Ontario; Charles (Darlene) Winnipeg; David (Jenny), Pictou; Clifford (Janet), New Glasgow; Everett (Dale), Brookland; daughters, Margie (Ed) Perry; Brenda (Leigh) Steele, both of B.C.; and Shirley, West River. Laura is also survived by 27 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Martin (Lois) Porter, Ontario; Wilbert Porter, B.C.; sister, Margaret Franklin, B.C., and numerous nieces and nephews. Laura was predeceased by her husband, James Andrew, daughter Lorena Mae (Murray) Smith, son, Alexander Bayne and siblings, Willa Coulter, Sadie Babcock, Milton Porter, Kenny Porter and Marion Langille. Funeral service was held January 1 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou, with burial in Seaview Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Aberdeen Palliative Care.
BROWN, Calvin Alexander – 95, of River John, passed away January 15, 2016 in the Northumberland Veterans Residence in Pictou. Born in River John, he was the youngest child of the late Alexander and Melinda (Langille) Brown and the last surviving member of his immediate family. Calvin was a veteran of WWII having served in England and in continental Europe and then in voluntary service with the Royal Canadian Army as a Bombardier in Ontario for five years following the war. Following his discharge from the military, he worked as a Forman for J.W. Lindsay Construction. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Tatamagouche. Surviving are his daughter, Elaine (Keith) Langille; son, David (Ruth) Brown, daughter-in-law, Joyce Brown, all of River John; grandchildren: Ashley (Brae) Brown, Cory (Gloria) Brown, Kaylee (Tiffany) Langille, Cassie Langille; great grandchildren, Ava Brown and Calvin Brown; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Audrey Norma Hare; son, Bane; a son in infancy; granddaughter, Lois Ruth Brown. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter’s Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. A time of visitation, Veteran’s tribute and graveside memorial service will be announced in a springtime edition of the The Light newspaper and on the funeral home website. Memorial donations to the River John Fire Department or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
BLACK, Carman Alexander – 78, of Hardwood Hill, passed away on January 15, 2016 at his home with his loving family at his side. Born in Rockley, Cumberland County, on Jan. 28, 1937, he was a son of the late Ira and Ruth (MacLeod) Black. He worked with Nova Construction for over 30 years. Carman was a dedicated husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and brother; a person his family could always count on. He worked very hard to provide a good home. He always had a project on the go in the garage and looked forward to the camping season. He was married for 54 years and will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Bernice “Bonnie” (MacLean); daughters, Sherry Black, Salem; Gwen Black, Hardwood Hill; Kelly Carrigan (Nathan), Lyons Brook; grandchildren, Carman James “Jamie” Black (Krysten Salter), Westville, Evan Irving, Salem; Carman and Christian Carrigan, Lyons Brook; great-grandchildren, Riley James and Clara Black, Westville; sisters, Blanche Thorburn and Frances Taylor; brothers, Malcolm; Donnie; Lloyd (Sharon), Ronald (Ann), and Winston (Sharon). Besides his parents he was predeceased by sister Irene Taylor. A Celebration of Life was held January 19 at Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville.
WOOD, Barry – The sudden passing of our brother Barry Wood, 63, happened on January 9, 2016 in Victoria, B.C. He was the son of the late Bobby (Elizabeth) Wood. He is survived by son Barry Jr. (Catherine); grandchildren Ethan and Leah, Quebec; daughter Jennifer, Edmonton, Ab.; Kennedy, Victoria, B.C.; brother Eric (Chickie); sisters, Verna Bronson, Rhoda (Clarrie) Allard and Donna. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sister Frieda Green. Cremation has taken place with burial at a later date. Special thanks to his caregivers, Tracey and Ron. Donations can be made to the Heart Foundation or the Alzheimer Society. †
BAILLIE, Robert Whitman – It is very hard to say good-bye to Bob Baillie. Perhaps that is why so few ever did. Depending on when you met him, he was either Robbie, Rob, or Bob, and you were friends for life. He was first and foremost a loving husband, father, granddad and brother. On family camping trips, or later at the cottage, he was at his happiest surrounded by family and friends. He was proud to be from Pictou. Growing up, he competed against hockey and ball teams from across the county. But when they crossed over Mt. Thom, they always became fast friends. An active athlete until late in life, he enjoyed the fellowship of his senior skater friends. A graduate of Mt. A, he spent 25 years as a Director with the NS Dept of Development: in Bridgewater, Truro and Halifax. His last posting was as the Trade Representative in Boston, a role that brought him much personal and professional satisfaction. For Bob, work was always an opportunity to meet people and make new friends, which was the secret to his success. Bob had an enormous sense of humour, he could tease with the best of them, but it was never hurtful. He debated current events vigorously, but it was never personal. He competed in many sports, but was always gracious, win or lose. For these reasons and more, he made a unique connection with everyone he met. Later in life, as dementia slowly set in, he never lost that sense of humour or pleasure in the company of others. He faced his illness with courage and dignity. Bob died peacefully on January 13, 2016, age 77 years with his family by his side, completing a lifetime full of love, kindness, generosity and fun. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Bev (Hubley), by his 2 children Jamie (Sandra Crowell) and Jackie Baillie, by his grandchildren Ryan and Colin Wamboldt, and Alexandra and Hannah Baillie. He is also survived by his sisters, Sheila (Nick Scaravelli), Karen (Norm MacLeod), and brother Ian, plus many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents James Hamilton and Winifred (Whitman) Baillie of Pictou. Visitation was held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr, Halifax: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan.15. Memorial service at Grace Chapel, 255 Ross St, Halifax: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimers Society. We extend a sincere thanks to the amazing 3rd floor staff at Arborstone for their dedication, care and support for Bob and his family during this difficult journey. To send online condolences, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com. †