MacLEOD, Edward Daniel – 60 of Mountville Road, McLellans Brook, passed away suddenly August 22, 2015 at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Edward Thomas and Barbara Ann (Cyr) MacLeod. Edward was a longtime resident of Mountville where he worked on the family farm. He was also employed at Trenton Works for a number of years. He was a member of the Nova Scotia Farmers Association. Edward was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan and loved to attend the Crushers games. He loved hunting and fishing. He is survived by loving sisters and brothers Allan (Neilla), Mountville, Sharon (Ron) Grant, McLellans Brook; John (Janet), Linda, Michael, Vickie, Bernadette, Terry all of Mountville and David (Stacy), Plymouth Park; special nieces and nephews Shane (Angela), Justin (Sandra), Alecia (Steve), Sarah (Mike), Chad, Chelsea (Joey) and Travis; very special great grandniece and nephews Abby, Isaac, Edison, James and many good friends. He was predeceased by his parents. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Castle Hill Cemetery, McLellans Brook.
KENNEDY, Elizabeth “Betty” – of Glen Haven Manor formerly of Abercrombie and Stellarton passed away August 18, in Glen Haven Manor. Born in England and moved to Glasgow, Scotland at the age of 2. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She came to Canada as a war bride and settled with her family in Stellarton and in later years moved to Abercrombie. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton where she taught Sunday school for many years and belonged to the MacLellan-Fraser-Young AMS. She was instrumental and the driving force behind the awareness and need for sheltered workshops for those with developmental challenges. She anda number of determined individuals developed a safe and productive workplace for “HER KIDS” at Summer Street Industries. She also taught many children through the 4H program how to knit, sew and bake. Betty is survived by her daughters Lynne Kennedy, Maureen Greene (Sandy) and son Peter; grandchildren Gavin Greene and Lyndsay Sim (Andrew) and her two precious great-grandchildren Jude and Kennedy Sim. Predeceased by her husband Bob Kennedy and son Douglas, her parents Edward and Mary (Nesbitt) Spence. Memorial service was held August 21 in First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
HARDY, Hugh Bernard – 70 of Greenhill, passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2015, following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Albert Hardy Sr. and Helen (Fennell) Hardy. Hughie was a quiet, committed family man with a strong character. He was always eager to lend a helping hand and excited at the mere mention of a construction job, whether it be to build a house or hang a door for family and friends. Forever a problem solver and planner, there was nothing a cup of coffee, cigarette and graph paper couldn’t fix. A 42-year employee of Trenton Works, he found his work interesting and rewarding, while also providing an outlet for his quick wit. Embracing retirement, he spent hours “down back” on his tractor, landscaping and observing nature. Hughie treasured the 39 years of marriage he had with his wife Arleigh. He is survived by his sons Aaron (Denise Villeneuve) Westville; Preston (Mylène LeBlanc) Salt Springs; grandson (Bretton Villeneuve); brother Albert (Butch) Hardy, (Betty) Pictou; sisters Ann Purvis (Mike Conway) Plymouth, Jean Brennon (Charles) New Brunswick, Ruth Bezanson (Ron) Brookfield, Margo Coulter (Dale) Pictou, Linda Russell (Lawrence) New Glasgow; brothers-in-law Wayne, Greg and Fred Cunningham. He was predeceased by his wife, Arleigh (Cunningham). Memorial service will be held at Eagles Funeral Home at 1 p.m. today, August 26. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
COSH, David Kenneth “Dave” – 60, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his family. Born in Trenton, he was a son of the late Donald Buster and June Marie (Feltmate) Cosh. Prior to retirement in November 2014, Dave was employed with Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow for 30 years. He was a member of CUPE Local 2330, Employment Insurance Boards of Referees, and the New Glasgow District Labour Council. Dave enjoyed all types of music and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Peggy Ann (Paris); daughter, Jada Cosh (Adam Clyke); grandchildren, Lindsay and Jackson; sisters, Colleen MacNeil, Juanita (Glen) Hughes, Cathy (James) MacMillan, Shelley (Blaise) Hartling, Kimberly (Michael) Anderson; brothers, Donald (Jenny), Dan (Sandra), Wade (Sylvia), Robert (Isabel), Timothy, Chris (Amanda); aunt, Lois (Irving) Kitson; brother-in-law, Edward Perry; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sister, Sharon Perry; brother, Parker; brother-in-law, Gary Mac Neil. Funeral service was held August 27 26 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow.
CLARK, J. Alvin – Lyons Brook (November 15, 1930-August 15, 2015), passed away in the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with his family by his side. Alvin was born and raised on the family farm at Poplar Hill, Pictou County, the oldest son of the late Lee Roy and Minnie (MacKay) Clark. Alvin was a devoted husband, brother, uncle and a supportive father. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley (Falconer); sons, James Alexander ‘Sandy’ and (Sandy Girl), Welsford; Randy (Kim), Alberta; Sim (Bonnie), Brook Road, River John; daughters, Ann (Alfie) Dalton, Poplar Hill; Shelley (Leonard) Bigney, River John; sisters, Margaret MacArthur, Sundridge; Catherine Goodall, New Glasgow; Beatrice Munroe, Halifax; Liz (Bob) MacKenzie, Toney Mills and Martha (Douglas) Farquhar, Kitchener, Ontario; sisters-in-law, Mary Clark, Poplar Hill; Marie nee Clark (Hugh) Langille, River John; He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and special niece, friend and devoted family supporter, Florence Elliott, New Glasgow; brothers-in-law, James Munroe, New Glasgow and Ron Goodall, West Branch. Besides his parents, Alvin was predeceased by brothers, Russell (1968), Lewie (2006), Albert (2015) and brother-in-law, Ken MacArthur (2014). Alvin was a very proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and a great grandfather of 18 great grandchildren. He looked forward to all of their visits, especially Papa’s time spent with Kaelin and Keil Sutherland on Sunday mornings. As a young adult, Alvin worked in the woods in the surrounding areas, later he was employed with the CNR section gang working under the direction of his late uncle Rod Clark for 20 years. Following this he became a self-employed trucker and member of the Pictou County Truckers Association for 26 years. He was a backhoe operator and woodsman, clearing land with his crew, building the fence around the pulp mill and along local railroads. After retirement, Alvin enjoyed touring the provinces with Shirley in their motor home attending many outdoor concerts. He also enjoyed time spent with his many friends while being a member of the ATV Association for 20 years, touring Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Alvin loved to garden and took great pride in his flowers and shrubs when they lived in Meadowville, Heathbell and lately at their cosy home in Lyons Brook. By Alvin’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service.
TIBBEL, Douglas MacTavish – 94, of The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro, and formerly of Meadowville, passed away August 13, 2015 in The Mira. Born in Unity, Saskatchewan, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (MacTavish) Tibbel. Doug was a resident of Meadowville most of his life. He worked as a millwright for the East River Planning Commission, from where he retired. Doug enjoyed woodworking, old time music, dancing, tug-of-war and spending time with his family. Surviving are his children, Jim (Joanne), Mississauga; Phyllis (Ken) Glenney, Mississauga; Phil, Salt Springs; Brent, Oromocto; Rick (Patti), Greenwood; Darrell (Sherlyn), Hammonds Plains; and Tom (Karri), Salt Springs; step-children, Gene Dyke, New Glasgow; Calvin Dyke, Vancouver; Nola (Mike) Edwards, Westville; 19 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice (Mayo); daughter, Anne (Robert) Orr; sisters, Marguerite and Florence; great granddaughter, Savannah. Funeral was held August 18 from Scotsburn United Church. Burial in the Bethel Cemetery.
SMITH, Arnold George – 73, of Mount Thom, passed away August 8, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late George Clifford and Vivian Irene (Eisenhauer) Smith. He was a retired baker and a member of St. Luke’s United Church. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (MacPhee); son, Clifford, Ontario; daughters: Roseanne, Halifax; Sandra (Cary Clark), Lower Sackville; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers: Bruce (Phoebe); George (Diane); sister, Beverly, all of Hammonds Plains; two nephews, two nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, Alvin; infant sister, Tina; nephew, David. A gathering will take place on August 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 1492 Cove Road, Mount Thom.
RECTOR, Norman MacAloney – 74, of Valley View Villa, Riverton, and formerly of Thorburn, passed away on August 10, 2015, in the Villa. Born in Thorburn, he was a son of the late Robert and Anne (Auld) Rector. Norman was a resident of Thorburn for most of his life. He worked at the MacBean Mine before moving to Toronto where he drove trucks. He then moved back to Pictou County and was employed with the former Hawker Siddley rail car plant from where he retired. Norman enjoyed fishing, woodworking, working on cars and family gatherings. Surviving are his wife, the former Mona Nickerson of Thorburn; his children, Bruce (Maureen) Rector of Halifax, Theresa (Billy) Mahar of Priestville, James (Joy) Rector of Stellarton, Susan Rector of Valley View Villa, Reginald (Carol) Rector of Westville, Joyce (Bobby) MacKenzie of Abercrombie; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; brother, Billy Rector of New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Shirley Rector of Thorburn; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter in infancy, Mary, brothers, Daniel, John and James; sisters: Dolly and Bessie, Mary and Lexie. Funeral was held August 14 from Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. Burial in the Thorburn Cemetery.
McINNES, Donald Peter – Lyons Brook, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in 1933, he was a son of the late Logan and Jennie (Malcolm) and the last of five generations of farmers on the family farm in Lyons Brook. He attended Pictou Academy and was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College. He is survived by his first love, Jennie (MacDonald) and his four daughters: Lynn (Jim) MacLean of Lyons Brook, Teri (Chris) Giannou of Halifax, Carol (Greg) Jones of Truro and Karen (Robert) Baillie of Truro; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his brother, Robert, Cleveland, Ohio. He was predeceased by two sisters in infancy. He was first elected as the MLA for Pictou West in 1978 and was re-elected in four successive elections, retiring in 1998. During his time in provincial politics he was the chairman of the PC Caucus and held various cabinet positions including Minister of the Environment, Fisheries, Transportation and Agriculture. He was inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2002. He served as chairman of the Scotsburn Co-op Services Board, the Pictou County Municipal School Board and was executive director of the Pictou County Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was a member of the Lyons Brook United Church and volunteered on many organizations and boards during his lifetime. He cared deeply for his community and had an ingrained sense of duty to help and serve others. Funeral was held August 14 in Lyons Brook United Church. Burial in the Scotch Hill Cemetery.
MacLEAN, Pearl Mae – 93, formerly of Acadia Avenue, Westville, passed away on August 11, 2015, in Valley View Villa with family at her side. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Bigney) Turner. Pearl was well known for her love of music and dancing and enjoyed going to various dances throughout Pictou County and liked playing cards and going to card parties. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Donna Ryan (Murray Ewart), Truro; sons, Carl (Phyllis), Stellarton; Gary (Karen), Ottawa; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by brothers, Allister Turner (Vivian), New Glasgow; Doug Turner (Helen), Lower Sackville, and close friend, Carl Hoskins. She was predeceased by her husband, Sydney Burns MacLean; brothers, Joseph Allen, Jerry and Lawrence Turner; sisters, Josephine, Mary Jane, Alice MacInnis, Mabel MacIsaac, Harriet Avery and Annie Quinn, and close friend, Eric Brinkman. Funeral was held August 14 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Burial in the St. Bee’s Cemetery, Westville.
HEIGHTON, Karen Marie – 55, New Glasgow, passed away August 11, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Adrian and Hazel (MacKenzie) Heighton. Karen was an educator for 17 years and taught grades four through 12 in Fort McMurray, Alta. and Pictou County. She concurrently taught post-graduate courses and led in-services for teachers at the former Pictou District School Board and the Chignecto Central Regional School Board. Karen was a graduate of the former Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro (AEP), St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish (B.Ed.) and St. Mary’s University, Halifax (M.Ed.). Many students deemed Karen a very influential part of their lives and her incredible wit made classes a joy for children and adults alike. Karen enjoyed all artistic forms and was a gifted visual artist. She was an avid scrapbooker and had participated in many scrapbooking conferences throughout the Atlantic Provinces. Karen was a voracious reader and a tireless traveller, having visited many countries and was at the time of her illness formulating plans to revisit her favourite places, especially, France and Italy. Karen was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. She contributed generously to various causes and charities, particularly, her sponsor child through World Vision Canada. Karen possessed an immeasurable ability to love and spent her life developing meaningful relationships with all of her family members, especially her nieces and nephew. Surviving besides her parents are husband, Alan Sutherland; brother, Jimmy Heighton, Halifax; sister, Kim (Mike) Washburn, New Glasgow and their children, Laura, Brianne, Ryan and Erin; mother-in-law, Gloria Sutherland, Antigonish; brother-in-law, Danny Sutherland, Edmonton, Alta.; numerous aunts; an uncle; many cousins. Mass of Christian burial was August 14 in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Donations may be made in Karen’s memory to Canadian Cancer Society.
HAYMAN, Brenda Lee – 57, of Thirteenth St., Trenton, passed away August 12, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Winnifred (MacDonald) Davidson. She had a love of animals and worked at the S.P.C.A. She enjoyed reading, playing computer games and working on plastic canvas. She is survived by her husband, Charles Barry; sons: Kenneth (Darlene), Trenton; Jason (Kathryn), New Glasgow; John (Kari), Stellarton; Brian (Andreina), Stellarton; several grandchildren; sister, Donna (Peter), New Glasgow; nieces: Marie and Dorothy. Funeral was held August 14 in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
CANAM, Wayne Howard – 82, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on August 10, 2015. Born in Peel, N.B. on November 3, 1932, Wayne was the son of Harry and Grace (Quick) Canam. Wayne’s early years were spent living on his grandmother’s farm; it is there that he developed his strong work ethic and principles. Wayne moved from the farm to Stickney to attend high school in Florenceville. At the age of 18 he joined the RCMP moving to Rockliff, Ont., and Regina, Sask., for basic training. After graduation he was stationed in Toronto, Ont., before starting his ‘northern’ stint in Aklavik, NWT in 1952. From Aklavik he went to Herschal Island, Arctic Red River and Sachs Harbour before moving back to Aklavik in 1954. In 1955 he was stationed at Great Whale River where he met his future wife and life companion, Ruth. Wayne and Ruth moved east and spent three years in Dartmouth before returning the north to Fort Chimo, Que., in 1960. From there they moved to Lake Harbour, NWT, Fort Resolution NWT, Elsa YT, and Whitehorse YT. In 1969, with (by then) four children and a dog and cat in tow, the last move from the north occurred when Wayne was stationed to Halifax. In 1971, in his final move with the RCMP, Wayne settled in Pictou where he was in charge of the local detachment. After 25 years with the RCMP, Wayne retired in 1976, living at this time in Braeshore. Wayne was extremely proud of his career with RCMP as it provided him with the opportunity to make a difference in the communities he served. Wayne received a RCMP Veterans Long Service Award in 2014. After leaving the RCMP, Wayne started a new career with the Provincial Government when he accepted the position of prothonotary. He was instrumental in organizing the department and was well respected by co-workers, lawyers and the judges with whom he worked. After 18 years of service, Wayne retired from the government to begin ‘real’ retirement. Wayne loved life, family, friends and his many dogs over the years. Among his many talents, Wayne was a wood worker; he added on and enhanced not only the family home but his children’s homes. He could plumb, do electrical work and work on motors, he loved to tinker on many projects. Wayne was an avid gardener and when he moved to Braeshore, he maintained a garden large enough to feed the community. He was a life-long member of the Lions Club joining the Pictou club in 1971, where he served terms as King Lion and secretary/treasurer. He also enjoyed curling and spent more than 20 years maintaining the ice in the Pictou Curling Club. Wayne took great pleasure in his annual vacation to Barbados with Ruth. It was during one of the annual trips that he obtained his scuba diving license at age 65. He loved all things technical, especially his computers. Wayne was an avid photographer and in the early years he captured wonderful images of the North, developing his own pictures. His biggest enjoyment was to sit back with family and friends, have a drink and tell a story. He had a great sense of humour and told interesting tales of his experiences in the North and growing up on the farm. He did not worry about the trivial things and was content with all he had in life. Although he lived through the varying stages of Parkinson’s disease for over 15 years, he never once complained. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him but especially his children, Tim Canam (Suzanne), Perth, Australia and grandchildren, Rebecca, Michael and their mother Elska, Yellowknife; Cathy Simpson (Stewart), Braeshore and grandchildren, Jason and Sarah; Jill Griffin, Braeshore; Pete Canam (Denise), Pictou and grandchildren, Bryan, Rayell and Alexandra; sister, Carol (Bob) Pichette; nieces and nephew, Denise, Lori and Bobby, Windsor, Connecticut. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Grace; his wife, Ruth and his son-in-law, Mike Griffin. Funeral was held August 17 from Pictou United Church.
CAMERON, Jeanetta “Nettie” Anna (Tattrie) – 103, of Mt. Thom, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2015 at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow with her family by her side. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Kate Tattrie. Nettie came to Mt. Thom at the age of 19, where she worked as a telephone operator and later married and raised her family on a farm in Mt. Thom. She enjoyed fiddle music, loved to dance and was a member of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church. She is survived by sons, Chester (Marcia); Alvin (Glenda), Keith (Linda), Blair (Edie), daughter Loudell Stedman (Tony); several grandchildren and great grandchildren; son-in-law Allister Silver; daughter-in-law Eleanor Cameron; sisters Ruth Smith and Isabel Murray. She was predeceased by her husband Chester; son Wesley; daughter Ruth Silver; brothers, Frank, Loyde, Russell and Edward Tattrie; sisters, Jessie MacKay, Margaret Stewart and Lillian Campbell. Funeral service was held August 13 from Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
BEER, Robert Edmund – 90, Halifax, passed away peacefully at home August 3, 2015. Born in Pictou on November 26, 1924. Survived by loving wife Doreen (née Barrett); daughters Carla, Gabriele; granddaughters Mary Kate, Theresa. Bob was featured in the CBC Film “The Boys of Pictou” where he recounted his experiences in World War II, including the loss of his beloved brother, Lloyd. A gathering in celebration of Bob’s life will be held in Pictou at Paula (niece) and Garth Beer-Eligh’s home, 57 Denoon Street, September 18 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences: www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com.†
WADDEN, James Russell – Halifax/Green Hill (Sept. 7, 1942 – Aug. 5, 2015) passed away August 5, 2015 as Lewy Body Dementia took so much away from him the last three years of his life. Jim was a very kind and gentle man to all who knew him. Left to cherish by his wife Beatrice (DeeDee) of 10 years. Jim was born in New Glasgow to Alec and Mary Wadden and later moved to Green Hill. Jim spent his life doing what he loved so much and that was teaching. He retired from teaching in 1994. His favourite hobby was his gardening which he spent many hours labouring over. Jim was an avid Toronto fan. He is survived by his father Alec and brother Wayne (Theresa); his niece Jennifer; nephews Greg, Jeff (Janice) and grand-niece Natalie. He was predeceased by his mother Mary and his first wife (Patricia); step-children Donnie (Debbie), Delores, Debbie, Darlene Fox, Robin, Pau and Mark (Elisha) Tingley. He was a great PaPa Jim to his eight step-grandchildren. Jim was an adherent member of Maranatha Bible Church. Funeral was held August 10 in the Maranatha Bible Church, New Glasgow. Interment in the Durham Cemetery. Donations may be made to Maranatha Bible Church, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice.
TOZER, Donald William – 90, of Stellarton, passed away August 4, 2015 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Ontario he was a son of the late George and Mary (Davidson) Tozer. Don enjoyed country music, playing cribbage and chicken nuggets. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 50 years. He is survived by step-daughter Sheila and dog Sheba. He was predeceased by his companion, Pearl Sarson. Cremation has taken place. A graveside committal will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
POLLEY, Alfred Kenneth – 60, of Trenton, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Nora (Allan) Polley of Trenton and the late Charles Douglas Polley. He was retired from Trenton Works. He enjoyed travelling, cars and going to the beach. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Juanita (Pelrine); sons: Jason, Trenton; Chris (Jaclyn), Trenton; grandchildren: Chyanne and Cierra; sister, Nancy (Michael) Landry, Dartmouth; brother Ronald, Mississauga, Ont. He was predeceased by a brother, Calvin. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, August 12, in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or Canadian Cancer Society.
MILLER, William Brian – 67, of New Glasgow, passed away on August 5, 2015. He was the only son of Mary (Roy) Miller, New Glasgow and the late Murray Miller. Brian grew up in New Glasgow and was a popular hairdresser for many years in Pictou County. In the past 25 years he had been sole caregiver to his 93-year-old mom. He loved to cook and filled his family’s bellies many, many times. He is survived by his sisters Ann (Doug) McKay, East Havre Boucher; Lynn Simpson, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews. Besides his father he was predeceased by his sisters Molly Fraser and Maureen Van de Valk and brother-in-law Robert Simpson. Cremation has taken place. As per Brian’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service by request. Internment will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Brian may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MacNEIL. Margaret Ann “Peggy” – 59, New Glasgow, formerly of Little Harbour, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at home. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Frank Herbert MacNeil Jr. and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” MacNeil MacEwan. Peggy was employed with TD Canada Trust, New Glasgow for over 30 years, retiring in February of this year. She also served as a Justice of the Peace in New Glasgow and previously in the Yukon where she had been employed as a court reporter in earlier years. Peggy was a member of Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, Little Harbour. She was an associate member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 29, Trenton where she had served as treasurer for several years. Peggy volunteered her time with the Children’s Wish Foundation, Crime Stoppers and was very active in her community. She enjoyed playing cards, going to bingo, socializing with her many friends and being with her little dog, Nipper. Peggy was a loving sister and aunt, who was very supportive of her niece’s and nephew’s endeavours. Surviving are her brothers, Bruce (Ruth), Stan (Anne) and Murdo (Karen), Little Harbour; aunt, Mardy MacNeil, New Glasgow; uncle, Stan (Naida) MacLeod, New Glasgow; nieces, Leigh, Shannon and Olivia; nephews, Conor and Joel; great-niece, Marijane; great-nephew, Blair; many cousins and friends. Funeral was held August 6 in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church with interment in Church Brook Cemetery, Little Harbour. Donations may be made in Peggy’s memory to the Little Harbour Presbyterian Church or any charity of choice.
MacCULLOCH, Dianne Virginia – 60, of Greenwood, Pictou County passed away July 31, 2015 at the QEll Halifax Infirmary with her family by her side after a recent illness. Born in New Glasgow, August 7th, 1954, she was the daughter of the late James and Olive (Meikle) Fraser. Dianne was employed with C. M. Carpenter Ltd. for 18 years before choosing to stay home and raise her children, and Convergy’s for a number of years later once they were older. She fought a long, hard battle against cancer for 26 years, and was a true inspiration to many. Dianne was past president and member of the Thorburn Fire Dept. Ladies Auxillary for over 30 years. She enjoyed bowling in both the “Tuesday Morning Ladies”, and “Housewives” leagues. She spent her spare time baking, gardening, quilting, but her pride and joy was spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by husband Terry; son Justin (Annette); daughter Jyl; grandchildren Devon, Sophia and Dawson; brothers Hugh (Carol) Fraser, Edward (Janet) Fraser, and sister Eleanor (Walter) Kirkwood; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by both her parents. A memorial service was held August 5 at the Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. Burial at the Blue Mtn. Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a fire department of one’s choice.
LANGILLE, Rita Leona – 94, of New Glasgow passed away August 1, 2015 at the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born November 19, 1920 in Country Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Franklyn and Elsie (Mack) Clyburn. Rita and her husband Keith were an incredible team, owning and operating The Mattress Shop on Trenton Road, where she was book keeper and seamstress for the business until Keith’s retirement in 1978. She continued on as book keeper for her son Ken, after he took over the business until she retired in 1985. She was a lifetime member of the Elsie MacKay, Greg Reid Missionary Society, a member of the Ladies Guild of the First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow and a member of the Pictou County Ostomy Association. She dabbled in oil painting, stained glass and knitting. She was into scrapbooking long before it became the “IN” thing to do, filling scrapbooks with newspaper articles, poems and nostalgic pictures of the town, county, province and country. She loved berry picking (especially wild strawberries), gardening and animals especially dogs. She loved her cottage and going for beach walks and collecting whatever treasure s she happened to find there. Reading was her most enjoyable pastime. She loved crossword puzzles, learning about new words and poetry. She put her trust in the Lord, scripture and prayer were a part of everyday for her. Her family were her great joy, particularly enjoying her family gatherings when she was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her five children; Keith (Ellen), New Glasgow; Ken (Gale), New Glasgow; Gary (Marie), New Glasgow; George, St. John; Marjorie (Fraser) Nicholson, Truro; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren (two more expected); seven great-great grandchildren (one more expected); brothers Carl, Clifford and her less than friendly cat “Tiddles”. She was predeceased by her husband Keith, siblings Marjorie, Donald and Howard, daughter-in-law Sharon. Funeral service was held August 6 from the First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Burial in the Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations in memory of Rita may be made to the Pictou County SPCA or to the Pictou County Ostomy Society.
KORBER, Anne Louise – 76, of Pictou, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with her daughter by her side. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was the only child of Earl and Margaret (Woodburn) Piggott. Anne loved to travel the world, having taken numerous trips. She also enjoyed time spent closer to home in the company of her beloved cats, enjoying summers at her trailer by the shore, selling Avon, going to the movies and taking in as many local events as she could. Anne will be dearly missed by her daughter, Kathy and son-in-law, Gary; her grandsons, Ryan and Chad, who she was so proud of. Anne also leaves behind cherished close friends who were such a big part of her life. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Karl. Funeral was held August 6 in the McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Burial in Seaview Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Granton SPCA or the Canadian Liver Foundation.
DUNBAR, Veronica Mary – 94, passed away on August 07, 2015, in her home on Little Harbour Road after a brief illness. She is survived by son James Dunbar; grandson Jeffrey Dunbar; daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Donnie McCulloch; grandson Christopher McCulloch (Jane), NL; grandson Ricky McCulloch (Isabelle), NB; great-grandson Thomas McCulloch, grandson Randy McCulloch (Karla), BC; great-grandchildren Jordan and David McCulloch; also survived by brother Francis DeYoung, Stellarton; sister Elizabeth Odo, New Glasgow. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, four in Ontario and seven in Pictou County. Predeceased by her parents, John and Cecelia DeYoung; husband Thomas H. Dunbar; sisters Isabel MacLeod, Ontario, Agnes Doucette, New Glasgow; sister-in-law Betty DeYoung; brothers-in-law A. Robert Dunbar, Ontario, Harvey Doucette and Robert Odo; nephew Gerry MacLeod, Ontario. She enjoyed caring for her plants and gardening. She loved skating with her siblings and many friends and did so into her seventies. She also enjoyed her card club which remained active for over 50 years. Her whole life was centred around her family and she loved to send cards on special occasions to many. Her daily ritual was going out for breakfast and socializing with the folks she met. She enjoyed Christmas and Halloween and could be seen putting out lights and decorations in the worst weather and did so into her 80s. She remained independent and healthy her entire life, and remained in her home where she was the happiest. Graveside internment service will be held Thursday, August 13, at 2 p.m. at Brookside Cemetery, East River Road. Reception and fellowship following at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
CLARK, Harold Arthur – 85, of Westville passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in the Palliative Care wing of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Arthur and Thelma (Rudolph) Clark, also of Westville. Harold is survived by sister Joan Carrigan-Pitre, Oshawa; former wife Vesta “Candy” (Crooks) MacKenzie-Clark; step daughter Sherry MacKenzie-Greene; New Glasgow; sons Tom, Westville, Robert (Li Mansong), Spryfield; daughter Robin (George) Murray, Alma. Also by grandchildren Greg Greene, Fraser’s Mountain; Heather Greene and Connie Wilson, New Glasgow; Nicolette, Andrew and Ethan Clark, all of Phoenix, AZ; and Mathew Murray, Halifax. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents William and Elizabeth Clark; maternal grandparents Henry and Isabel Rudolph; foster brother Gary Clark; brothers-in-law Bob Carrigan and Gerry Pitre, as well as son-in-law Myron Greene. After completing high school, Harold was employed with the Royal Bank in New Glasgow, Pictou and Bridgetown and V-8 Motors. He studied as a machinist, apprenticing at Maritime Steel and Trenton Industries Ltd., later working as a millwright at Scott Paper for over 29 years, retiring in 1993. For over 67 years, he had been an active and dedicated brother of Scotia Lodge #11 of the Independent Order of Oddfellows (IOOF). He held various offices including District Deputy Grand Master for District #4; Past Noble Grand; Past Chief Patriach of Cushing Encampment #11; Administrator of the Grand Lodge Benevolent Fund; member of the Visual Eye Committee for the Atlantic Provinces, and was a long time member of the Rebekahs. Harold recently served as board president for the Maritime Oddfellows Home in Pictou, as well as hosting Saturday night card parties at his home lodge in Westville. Harold began playing the bagpipes in his early teens and joined the Westville Boys Band which was the only boys band in Canada whose members were all Boy Scouts under 15 years old. In the early 1950s he became the pipe major for the Dunvegan Girls Pipe Band in Westville, continuing into the 1980s. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and ‘just getting out with the boys’ at camps he shared in Black Brook and later Eastville. For a number of years he enjoyed square dancing, as well. Harold cherished visits by his sister and her family from Ontario, family meals and gatherings, visiting his son Robert’s family, getting the chance to see all his grandchildren grow, day trips, dining out, and playing cribbage. He had a sharp wit and a teasing sense of humour. By Harold’s request, there will be no visitation or service. However, a ‘Celebration of Life’ will take place and an announcement will be made in the near future. Donations can be made to Palliative Care at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow; the IWK Hospital, Halifax; or to the Lansdowne Outdoor Recreational Development Association (LORDA).