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OBIT # 2001 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 JAN 2001

McCULLY, Verna Mae - Of The Mira, 426 Young Street, Truro, died January 23, 2001, in The

Mira. Born in Poplar Grove, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Hannah (Morrison)

Milligan. She was a member of the Brunswick Street United Church, Truro and the Friendly Hour

Group. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughter,

Helen (Herb) Taplin, Truro; son, Percy (Patsy), Deep Brook, Annapolis County; six

grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased

by her husband, Karl Everett; daughter, Joyce in infancy; sisters, Olive and Dorothy; brothers,

William, Colin, Arthur, Wesley, Daniel and Robert. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by

request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro,

Rev. Karen MacNeill officiating with burial to be held at a later date. Family flowers only,

donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2002 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 JAN 2001

SMITH (Sparks), Mary Elizabeth - The passing away of Mary Elizabeth (Sparks) Smith, of

Stoney Creek, Ontario, formerly of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, occurred in Elmira, Ontario, on

Sunday, January 21st., 2001, in her 89th year. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd O.

Smith, formerly of New Glasgow, N.S. on August 25th., 2000. Elizabeth was a patient the past

several months in the Henderson Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario and faced her illness with courage

and determination, as she had with many challenges throughout her life. She was a former

member of the Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, N.S. and attended Stoney Creek United

Church while living in that city. Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered by brothers, Gordon,

Englehart, Ontario; Albert and wife, Olive, Dartmouth, N.S.; sisters, Louise (Sparks) MacLeod,

Dartmouth, N.S.; Edith and husband Heath Llewellyn, Newcastle, Ontario and sister-in-law, Avis

(Clifton) Sparks, Perth, Ontario; several cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends across Canada

and the U.S.A. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, George and Minnie (Cameron) Sparks,

formerly of New Glasgow and brothers, Leonard, Clifton and Samuel. Cremation has taken place.

The family will receive visitors at the H.W.Angus Funeral Home, King Street, New Glasgow on

Friday, February 2nd., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from where a memorial service will be held on

Saturday, February 3rd., at 2 p.m. with Rev. Chalmers Hatcher officiating. If so desired,

donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2003 – PICTOU ADVOCATE - 1990

George H. Jenkins, 87, Green Hill, died Saturday, February 17 *1990*, in Aberdeen Hospital,

New Glasgow. Born in Meridan, Conn., he was a son of the late Samuel and Margaret (Dudley)

Jenkins. He was a retired carpenter and a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow.

He was a resident of Connecticut before moving to Green Hill 20 years ago. He is survived by his

wife, the former Dorothy Mellor; a daughter, Jane (Mrs Marvin Tuthill), Green Hill; a sister, Ruth

Carlson, Massachusetts; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a

sister and a brother. The body has been cremated. Private family memorial service will be held at

a later date with burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Alma.

OBIT # 2004 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JAN 2001

FRASER, Dorothy Mae - Of 121 Stellar Street, Stellarton, passed away on Wednesday, January

24th, 2001, in the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of

the late John and Laura (Clark) Arnold. She was a resident of Stellarton since 1935 where she

was a member of the Sharon St. John United Church and the U.C.W. She was also a member and


past matron of Harmony Chapter #25, O.E.S. and the Aberdeen Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She

was a former employee of Zeller's Department Stores Limited, retiring after eighteen years. She is

survived by a son, Arnold (Alice), Stellarton; nine grandchildren, Jack Fraser (Marjory), New

Glasgow; Heather (Doug) Adamson, Edmunston, N.B.; Karen (Craig) Colbourne, Plymouth;

Michelle Fraser, Dartmouth; Glenn Fraser, Stellarton; Penny (Eddie) Stewart, Stellarton; Arnold

(Donna) Fraser, Stellarton; Scott Fraser (Shannon), New Glasgow; Kevin Fraser, Calgary. sixteen

great-grandchildren and by a sister, Mrs. Mildred Gordon, Stellarton. She was predeceased by her

husband, John W. (Jack) and by a son, Jack. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral

Home, Stellarton with visitation today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral

services will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday from the Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton with

Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her

memory may be made to the Pictou County Food Bank or Sharon St. John United Church

Building Fund.

OBIT # 2005 – HALIFAX HERALD –

FRASER, Margaret "Peggy" - 83, Glen Haven Manor, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, in the

Manor. She had been a resident of Highland Drive, New Glasgow for 56 years, prior to moving to

the Manor. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah (Maloney)

MacNeil. She was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and the C.W.L.

Surviving are her daughter, Shirley (Doug) Miller, Moncton, N.B. Beloved grandchildren, Fraser

(Susan) Miller, Stellarton; Charlene, Moncton; great-granddaughter, Ireland; several cousins.

Predeceased by husband, Charles. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in the R.H. Porter Funeral

Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Rev. Regis

Halloran officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the

Alzheimer's Society. Saint John the Baptist C.W.L. will meet at the funeral home 1:45 p.m. today

for prayers.

OBIT # 2006 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JAN 2001

PATTERSON, Rev. Marian A. - 80, formerly of Braeshore, Pictou County, died Wednesday,

January 17th., 2001, at her home in Waterville, Maine. Born in Hartford, CT., she was a daughter

of the late Edward M. and Alice (Spencer) Archibald. She graduated from Bowling Green (Ohio)

State University in 1942, and later received a Master of Arts degree at Ohio State University.

After teaching high school in Ohio for nine years, she resigned to attend Princeton Theological

Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey for training in Christian Education, since ordination of

women was still many years in the future. In June, 1952, she married Alan H. Patterson and

worked as a Director of Christian Education in California and Tennessee, before they returned to

Ohio where she taught in Canton for twenty-three years. Following the death of her husband, in

January,1985, Marian felt called to ministry and enrolled at Louisville Presbyterian Theological

Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, receiving the degree of Master of Divinity in May, 1986. She

was ordained as a minister in The Presbyterian Church in Canada at St.Andrew's Presbyterian

Church, Pictou, Nova Scotia, in November, 1986, and began her ministry at St. Matthew's

Presbyterian Church, Grand Falls, Nfld. In April, 1988, she returned to Pictou and served various

churches in the area as short-term supply and interim minister until in April, 1995, she was

invited to join the staff at First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. There she

served as Assistant to the Minister, retiring in June, 2000, at which time the church honoured her

with the title of Minister Emeritus. A short time later, she and her sister, Alice Eaddy, with whom

she lived, moved to Maine. In addition to her sister, she is survived by a daughter, the Rev.

Marjorie J. (David )Brown, London, England and two sons, Dr. Richard J. (Barbara) Patterson,


Minneapolis, MN and James R. (Diane) Patterson, Columbus, OH and seven grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, New

Glasgow on Saturday, January 27th., at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Glen Matheson officiating, assisted by

Rev. Kenneth Stright and Mrs. Jessie Johnson. Following the service, a reception will be held in

the Church Hall. Arrangements are under the care of the H.W.Angus Funeral Home, New

Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church,

New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2007 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JAN 2001

HUSHARD, Clothilda Ann "Tillie" - 89, Halifax, passed away in theMelville Lodge Nursing

Home, on Tuesday, January 22, 2001. Born June 18,1911, in Stellarton, N.S., she was a daughter

of the late John and Mabel (Burns) MacNeil. She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie (Mrs.

James Kirby), Bedford; Sandra (Mrs. Ralph Richardson), Ottawa; son, Ernest and wife Patricia,

Bedford; sisters, Stella Bredin, Niagara Falls; Sylvia LeBlanc, Dartmouth; brother, Elmer

MacNeil, North Sydney; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, William; her twin sister, Mary and her other sisters, Helen,

Edith and Clara and a brother, John. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in J.A. Snow Funeral

Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, in St. Agnes Roman

Catholic Church, Mumford Rd., Rev. Lloyd O'Neill officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven

Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2008 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 JAN 2001

EATON, Julia Christina Catherine - Age 64, of Kirk Avenue, Stellarton, passed away on

Wednesday, January 24th., 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Halfway

Cove, Guysborough County, she was the daughter of Nettie (Dort) (Jamieson ) Eaton, New

Glasgow and the late Edison Jamieson. She was a resident of Stellarton for the past forty-eight

years and was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. She was a volunteer and member

of the Pictou County Light Horse Club. Surviving besides her mother are sons, Frank (Marjorie),

Stellarton; Robert (Donna), Pictou; Kevin, at home; daughters, Elsie (John) Cameron, Stellarton;

Heather (David) Morrison, Moose River, Pictou County; Lorie (Shawn) Angevine, Bridgeville;

grandchildren, Lisa, John, Karen, Ashley, Vicky, Margaret, David, Laura, Sherry, Mike, Paige

and Carol; great- grandchildren, Christian, Austin, Mandy, Justin, Logan, Nicholas, Michael,

Julia, brother; Alvin (Annette) Jamieson, Trenton. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert

(Bob) Eaton; daughter, Julia (Do) Linthorne; great-granddaughter, Frankie, and brother, Carmen

Jamieson. Her remains will rest in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation

Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00

p.m. on Monday from Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton with Rev. James McCorriston

officiating, assisted by Rev. Aidan Kingsbury. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Donations

in her memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the charity

of one's choice.

OBIT # 2009 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 JAN 2001

CARR (MacKinnon), Jeannette - 96, passed away at Hyde Park, Boston, Mass. Born in Lismore,

Pictou Co., lived in Antigonish before moving to Boston. Daughter of the late Jim and Margaret

MacKinnon, Antigonish. Survived by sister, Effie Osborne, Dartmouth; nieces, Bobby Gallagher,

Oshawa; Ricarda VanRengen, North Bay; Lois Nicholson, Bedford; Donna Duggan Lismore;

Margie Boyle, Alice MacDonald, MaryAnn MacIssac and Kathleen Cameron, Antigonish;


nephew, Jim Osborne, Dartmouth; loving step family in Boston and Florida. Predeceased by

husband, Larry (Hyde Park); sisters, Mae Forbes, Marie Milner; twin sister, Annie Wilmot, all of

Antigonish; brother, Charles MacKinnon, Boston. Funeral and burial in Hyde Park, Boston.

OBIT # 2010 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 JAN 2001

EISAN, Melvin Arthur Thomas "Mel" - 64, of Courtenay, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on

Wednesday, January 24, 2001. Predeceased by his parents, Earl and Helen Eisan and by his

brothers, Carl and Earl and sister, Sheila. Mel is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Moira;

his children, Kevin of Courtenay; Aileen (Daryl) Schienbein of Canmore, Alta.; Carl of Val

Court, Que.; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Maegen and Sarah Schienbein. Also left behind are his

sisters, Juanita (Gary) Smith of Peterborough, Ont.; Mary (Edgar) LeBlanc, Sybil (Bob) Spriggs,

Carolyn (Norman) Rodgers and by his brothers, Kenn (Grace) Eisan and Lee (Joan) Eisan and by

his sister-in-law, Helen Eisan, all of Nova Scotia and by his brother-in-law, John Pompeo of

Montreal, Que.; many nieces and nephews and friends. Mel was born February 19, 1936 in

Halifax, N.S., joined the Canadian Armed Forces (underage) the R.C.N. (1953-1958) and

R.C.A.F. (1958-1979), worked for B.C. Ferries (Little River Division), (1979-1990). Prayers at

Christ The King Catholic Church, 1599 Tunner Road, Courtenay, Sunday evening, January 28th,

at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial, Monday, January 29th, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Joe Killoran

celebrant. Cremation to follow. Comox Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1101

Ryan Road, Courtenay, B.C., V9N 3R6 entrusted with the arrangements. Mel's family requests,

no flowers but if you wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Comox Valley Unit, No.

102-1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2K6 would be appreciated.

OBIT # 2011 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 JAN 2001

HUGHES, John "Jack" - 83, Linacy, died January 25, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in Stellarton, son of the late Albert and Ethel Hughes. Survived by daughter, Brenda

MacLeod, Linacy; son, John "Jackie" Hughes, Ottawa; sister, Nellie Wojcik, Stellarton; brothers,

George "Geordie" Hughes, New Glasgow; Frederick "Freddy" Hughes, MacLellan's Brook; three

grandchildren, one stepgrandchild; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by

wife, Gloria (MacKay); sister, Edith Hughes; a brother-in-law. Cremation has taken place. No

visitation. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Sunday in P & K MacDonald Funeral Home, New

Glasgow, Rev. Sheldon MacLeod and Rev. Bruce Morrison officiating. Burial in Holy Cross

Cemetery.

OBIT # 2012 – EVENING NEWS – 26 JAN 2001

STELLARTON - James Harvey Watters, age 81, of Cambridge Ave., Stellarton, died

Wednesday, January 24th, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he

was the son of the late William D. and Margaret (Howard) Watters. He was a resident of

Stellarton for most of his life. He had worked in the Allan Shaft as an electrician and then for the

C. N. R. for 31 years starting in Moncton, then moving to Montreal and on to the Gimli Training

Centre in Manitoba where he was an instructor for training engineers. He had served overseas

with the Pictou Highlanders and the North Novas and was a member of the Royal Canadian

Legion, Branch # 34, Stellarton and the Tweedie Lodge AF & AM, Moncton. James was a

member and faithful elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton and was very involved in

all Church activities. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean MacCuish; brother W. D.

Watters (Gladys), Wolfville; sisters; Mrs. Claire Sutherland, Riverton; Mrs. Margie Brownell,

Anna Campbell (Kenny), all of Stellarton and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased


y a brother, Warren and by a sister, Mary Bayer. Cremation has taken place. There will be no

visitations by request of the deceased. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday

from the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial of

ashes will be in the Brookside Cemetery at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations in his

memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton or to the charity of one’s

choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.

OBIT # 2013 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JAN 2001

ARCHIBALD, Herbert Leslie - 94, a lifelong resident of Kemptown, passed away in the

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on January 27, 2001. Born in Kemptown, he was a son of the

late Alfred and Rosie (Fisher) Archibald. Well known for his love of the woods, Herb worked for

many years in various lumber mills throughout the province and enjoyed the steam-powered

engines the most. In later years, he operated his own sawmill and shingle maker in his backyard.

He also worked in the coal mines in Debert and Kemptown in earlier years as well as the

shipyards in Pictou during the Second World War. Herb was a member of the Kemptown United

Church and the oldest member of the Valley-Kemptown Fire Brigade. He donated his land in

Kemptown on which Kemptown Fire Hall stands today. He is survived by his daughter, Alexa

McLennan, Kemptown; sons, Wayne (Irene), Kemptown; Oliver (Bernice), Mississauga, Ont.;

grandchildren, Alan, John, Lisa, Rick, Terri, Debrah, Jackie and Jody; eight great-grandchildren;

brother, Edgar (Marg), Lower Onslow; sister-in-law, Elva Archibald, Truro. He was predeceased

by his wife, Jean Hoare; sisters, Vera and Margaret; brothers, George, Lee, Stan and Charlie.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Colchester Community

Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Curtis MacDonald officiating. Burial will be held at a

later date in the Kemptown United Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made

to the Kemptown United Church or the Kemptown United Church Cemetery.

OBIT # 2014 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JAN 2001

MacINTOSH, Claude Carvell "Claudie" - 65, Hillside, Pictou Co., died January 27, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Thorburn, son of the late William Henry and

Christena Ross (MacDonald) MacIntosh. Surviving are wife, Rose (Crooks); daughters, Carolyn,

at home; Susan Jamieson, Caribou River; granddaughter, Ashley; several nieces, nephews and

cousins. Predeceased by sisters, Alva Haggart, baby Catherine MacIntosh; brother, Norman.

Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home,

New Glasgow, Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Donations to the

Multi Organ Transplant Program QEII Health Sciences Centre or SPCA Shelter.

OBIT # 2015 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JAN 2001

PARKER, Bertha M. - At the Rocmaura Nursing Home on Sunday, January 28, 2001, Bertha

Maude Parker age 95 of Saint John, wife of the late E. Gladstone Parker. Born in Saint John, a

daughter of the late H. Clarke and Maude Hennessy. She was the last surviving member of her

immediate family. She had resided in Trenton until the passing of her husband E. Gladstone

Parker. She returned to Saint John 17 years ago and took up residence at Loch Lomond Villa and

moved to Rocmaura Nursing Home in1999. Bertha had worked for 30 years at the Canadian Red

Cross New Brunswick Division in Saint John. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by

two sisters, Hazel Depew of Toronto and Doris M. Cheyne of Saint John. She is survived by

stepson, Vernon Lee Parker and his wife Jeanine of Little Harbour; also a stepdaughter, Mary Jo

and her husband John Nandlal of Ontario; several cousins. Her remains are resting at R.H. Porter


Funeral Home, Trenton, N.S. for visitation today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on

Tuesday, January 30, 2001, from the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton at 2 p.m. with Rev.

James Chisholm officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may

be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society.

OBIT # 2016 – EVENING NEWS – 29 JAN 2001

WESTVILLE - The death of Berna (Hubley) Kearns, age 77 years, formerly of Westville,

occured on Friday, January 26, 2001, in Shawville Hospital, Quebec. She was a daughter of the

late Archie and Margaret (Wood) Hubley. She is survived by her husband, Tom, Otter Lake,

Quebec; a daughter Paula Debeau (and husband Ken), Otter Lake; and a granddaughter, Joanne.

She is also survived by sisters, Lois Baillie, Agincourt, ON; Willa Aggett, Dartmouth; Lylia

MacIntosh (and husband Rod), Stellarton; Margaret Armstrong (and husband Bob), Willowdale,

ON. Funeral service will take place in St. Charles Church, Otter Lake, QC.. Cremation will

follow. A private spring interment will take place.

OBIT # 2017 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 JAN 2001

LESLIE, Mary Isabel "Mae" - 102, of the Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, passed away

Monday, January 29, 2001, in the home. Born in Central Caribou, Pictou Co., she was the

daughter of the late William and Louisa Catherine (Young) Fraser. A member of Princess

Rebekah Lodge, No. 4, Pictou for almost 78 years, she had been a resident of the home for the

past 13 years, and was the last surviving member of her family. She enjoyed quiet times, and was

known for her beautiful hand work and knitting. Mae is survived by cousins, Christine (Elwood)

Ross, Pleasant Valley, and Scott Young, Fall River. She was predeceased by her husband,

William; brothers, Scott and John K. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home,

Pictou, from where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Kenneth Stright

officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the

Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou.

OBIT # 2018 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 JAN 2001

MacDONALD, Jean MacGeorge - 90, of Melville Heights, Halifax, formerly of New Glasgow,

passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in

Londonderry, Colchester Co., she was the daughter of the late Frederick R. and Georgia

(Simpson) Gass. She was a member of Trinity United Church (UCW) and Ladies Auxiliary

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She was also a member of the Sir Frederick Banting Chapter

IODE and the New Glasgow Gyrettes. Jean spent most of her life in New Glasgow before moving

to Halifax in 1997. An avid bridge player, she spent many enjoyable times with her friends at

Melville Heights. We will all miss her great sense of humour. She is survived by her daughter,

Betsy (Bob) Armstrong, Dartmouth; son, Ian (Anne), Halifax; grandchildren, Bruce and Heather

Armstrong; brother, Rev. Douglas H. (Verna) Gass, Bridgewater; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry; brothers, Simpson, Donald M.; sisters, Margaret

Cantley, Kathryn "Kit" McCulloch, and Helen Sproull. Cremation has taken place. Memorial

service will take place at Trinity United Church, New Glasgow at 2 p.m. Thursday. Reception to

follow in the church hall. Donations may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind,

Aberdeen Hospital Foundation, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or the charity of choice.


OBIT # 2019 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 JAN 2001

SAUNDERS, William "Bill" Frederick - 86, Hamilton Road, Westville, occurred on Saturday,

January 27, 2001, at his home. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Frederick and Agnes

(MacMillan) Saunders. He was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westville. He was

a veteran of the Second World War from 1939-1945 achieving the rank of Sergeant. He served

overseas in Italy and Europe with the Cape Breton Highlanders. Mr. Saunders was a welder by

trade working with Eastern Car Works and later Hawker Siddeley Ltd., and was also a farmer by

occupation until retirement. He is survived by sisters, Agnes (Mrs. Hud Sample), Westville;

Freda (Mrs. Lloyd Millen), New Glasgow; a brother, Donald (wife Florence), Union Centre;

nieces, Dr. Karen Sample, Halifax; Patricia Crumback, Ont.; Valerie Millen, Ontario; a nephew,

Donald F. Saunders, Union Centre. Mr. Saunders was predeceased by a sister, Winifred Clarke.

Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place in the spring. Arrangements are

under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.

OBIT # 2020 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 JAN 2001

CHISHOLM, R. Melvin - 79, Highland Dr., New Glasgow, died January 30, 2001, at home. Born

in Moose River, Pictou Co., a son of the late Robert David and Jessie Ann (Fraser) Chisholm.

Surviving are wife, Margaret Elizabeth (Robertson); daughters, Elizabeth Betty Murphy, New

Glasgow; Cheryl (Ed) Weir, Riverton; grandsons, Derek Weir, Halifax; Ryan Murphy, New

Glasgow; nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by grandson, David Weir; sisters and

brothers. Visiting 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home,

New Glasgow. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, Rev.

Dr. James Farris officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only.

OBIT # 2021 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 FEB 2001

JENKINS, A. Bruce - 60, Plymouth, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, in the Aberdeen

Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Alton Alexander and Marjorie Anne

(Hiltz) Jenkins. He had been a driver with Armor Transportation Systems for five years.

Previously, he was a broker with Day & Ross and had owned/operated Turn-A-Bout Catering

Linacy for eighteen years. He was a member of Sutherland's River Presbyterian Church, Royal

Canadian Legion Br. 28, Stellarton, the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada Association, Atlantic

Branch and a former member of Royal Canadian Legion Br. 34, New Glasgow. Bruce enjoyed

traveling and had made over 75 blood donations to the Red Cross. Surviving are his wife,

Kathleen Shirley "Kaye" (Ross); daughters, Kimberely Ann (Todd) Billick, Linacy; Barbara

Gene (Travis) MacLean, Egerton; son, Bradley Bruce (Lori Starzomski) Jenkins, Linacy; stepdaughters,

Shirley, New Glasgow; Lori, Eureka; Cindy, Liverpool; Tracy, Toronto, Ont.; sisters,

Barbara (Grant) MacDonald, Peggy (Wayne) Young, both of Linacy; Janet (Doug Brown) King,

New Glasgow; grandchildren, Kayla and Michelle MacLean, Myles Stewart; step-grandchildren,

Carlena, Jenni, Michelle and Joey. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael in infancy.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request of the family. A memorial

service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow with

Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Br.

28, Stellarton. Interment of ashes will be at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be

made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. The

Royal Canadian Legion Br. 28 will hold their service at the conclusion of the memorial service.

OBIT # 2022 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 FEB 2001


LANGILLE, Mabel Josephine - Chance Harbour Rd., Pictou Co., died Thursday, February 01,

2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born February 4,1935 in West River Station, she was a daughter

of the late Herbert D. Fraser and Sadie (MacKay) MacKay. Before marriage, she had been

employed with Eastern Meat Packers, Quality Cleaners and Sobeys. She was a member of the

Church of the Nazarane, Trenton and a former Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of

the Hillside Girls Club and Nan's 20 Plus Club. Mabel loved children, especially her

grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence H.; daughter, Gerry Langille, at home; son,

Scott (Oswalda), Trenton; grandchildren, Timothy, Jeremy; sisters, Marie, Ontario; Marion,

Halifax; Jean (Warren), Little Egypt; Edith (Fred) Baines, New Glasgow; brother, Robert,

Trenton. She was predeceased by a sister in infancy; brothers, Johnson, Daniel, Edward and Les.

Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral

service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Douglas Herbert

officiating. Interment in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her

memory to the V.O.N., Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

OBIT # 2023 – HALIFAX HERALD –

REID, Alice Margaret - Passed away peacefully on February 1st, 2001, at the Shiretown Nursing

Home, Pictou in her 87th year. Born in River John, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and

Amanda (Dwyer) Sillers. Although she had lived at the Shiretown Nursing Home since 1990, she

and her husband Merril lived most of their lives on the Gunn Road, River John. She was a

member of St. George's Presbyterian Church and was a devout church worker. She served as

superintentant of the Sunday School for several years and was a CGIT leader, Leader of the

Young People's Society and of the Vacation Bible School. She also was a member of Welsford

Ladies' Aid. Besides her husband, Merril, who resides at the Mira Nursing Home, Truro, she is

survived by daughters, Ruth (Wayne) Drew, Porter's Lake; Joan (Russell) Graham, Scotsburn,

Pictou Co.; son, Robert (Isabel), Abercrombie; brother, Canon Ernest Sillers, California; as well

as seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters, Violet, Amanda;

brothers, Sherman, Ross, Alton and Hibbert. Visitation will be in MacLeod's Funeral Home,

River John, today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 3rd,

2001, at St. George's Presbyterian Church, Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating. Spring burial in

Hamilton Cemetery, River John. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St.

George's Presbyterian Church Fund.

OBIT # 2024 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 JAN 1937

Westville, Jan. 4 - A well known citizen of Westville, John Alex Fraser, passed away this

morning at his home, Fox Brook Road. Mr. Fraser had been in failing health for some time. He

was twice married. His first wife

predeceased him several years ago. He was the father of a large family, and besides his wife he is

survived by six daughters and four sons - Mrs. H. E. Munroe, Mrs. James Dalling, Westville;

Mrs. David Thompson, Stellarton; Miss Josie Fraser, Winnipeg; Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson,

Elizabeth, New Jersey; Lena, also residing in the USA; Carl and Alex Fraser, both residing in

Providence, R.I.; John W. and Howard Fraser, both of Westville. One sister, Mrs. Priscilla Fraser,

and three brothers, W. T. Fraser, Edward Fraser, and Howard Fraser, all of Westville are also

surviving members of his family. Another brother, Angus Fraser, Westville, was killed at the

Drummond Colliery a few years ago. The late Mr. Fraser was a member of St. Andrew's

Presbyterian Church and of Scotia Lodge, I. O. O. F., Westville.


OBIT # 2025 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 JAN 1937

New Glasgow, Jan. 13 - The death occurred in the Aberdeen Hospital of Henry Allister

Nicholson at the age of 28, following a serious operation. For the past twelve years he had been

an employee of the C.N.R., latterly in the track department. It was while on duty at Sunny Brae

that he was suddenly stricken. He was a valued member of the Elks' Club. There are left to mourn

their loss, his parents, one sister, Katharine, and six brothers, George, Archie, Arthur, Hector,

Robert and Louis.

OBIT # 2026 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 JAN 1937

Westville, Jan. 13 - The death of a well-known resident of Pictou County occurred late Tuesday

evening in the person of Daniel H. MacLean, whose passing occurred at his home at Greenwood.

The late Mr. MacLean was born at Baddeck 82 years ago but had been a resident of Pictou

County for the greatest part of his life. His wife predeceased him five years ago, and he is

survived by one daughter, Miss Catherine MacLean at home. He is also survived by three

brothers and two sisters, Roderick MacLean, Dominion, C.B., Malcolm and John MacLean; Mrs.

Annie Anderson and Mrs. Kate MacNeil, all of Glace Bay. Town Engineer Hector Carr,

Westville, is a cousin of the deceased. The late Mr. MacLean was a member of Moore Lodge,

I.O.O.F., Thorburn, for more than fifty five years, and members of this fraternal order will have

charge of the funeral service, which will be held Thursday afternoon from his late residence,

conducted by Rev. Claude Hayward of the Presbyterian Church. Interment will take place at

Castle Hill cemetery, MacLellan's Brook.

OBIT # 2027 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 JAN 1937

Westville, Jan. 4 - Following a week's illness with pneumonia, Aaron Humpherson passed away

late Saturday evening at the age of 67 years. For the past few years he made his home with his

sister, Mrs. John Leese, West St. He is also survived by a brother, John Humpherson, who also

resides with Mrs. Leese. Another brother and sister living in Western Canada visited in Westville

last summer, it being their first visit here since 25

years.

OBIT # 2028 – EVENING NEWS – 10 NOV 1986

Trenton - Mary (Nellie) Steele, 89, Edward Mortimer Place, Pictou, formerly of Hampson Street,

Trenton, died Sunday in Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in Roman Valley,

Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Dennis and Elizabeth (Bowles) Farrell. She

attended Christ the King Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the altar society. She also

belonged to the senior citizens club. She is survived by three daughters: Ann (Mrs Cyril

Carpenter), New Glasgow; Florence (Mrs Michael Tomyl), Maynard, Mass.; Mrs Joan Kenney,

Trenton; a son, Lawrence, Westville; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by her husband, Daniel; three daughters: Marion, Helen, and Katherine; three

brothers: Edward, Vincent and John; a sister, Ann (Mrs Joseph MacDonald); a granddaughter.

The remains will rest at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton after 7 p.m. today. Funeral

service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. Interment

will be in

Holy Cross cemetery. Donations may be made to the Edward Mortimer Place, Pictou.


OBIT # 2029- EVENING NEWS – 12 NOV 1986

Linacy - Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jean Hollis, 79, Linacy, Pictou County, formerly of Amherst, died

Monday in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Shinimecas, Cumberland County, she was

a daughter of the late Hedley and Mary (Patterson) Burns. She was a member of Trinity St.

Stephen United Church, Amherst, and a former member of

Renwick United Church, Linden, where she was organist for 26 years. Prior to that, she had been

organist in Shinimecas United Church for five years. She is survived by a daughter, Jean (Mrs

Robert Cameron), New Glasgow; two sons: George, Hastings; Jack, Stellarton; three

grandchildren; a sister, Sarah (Mrs Jim Smith), Linden; two brothers: Ross, Bible Hill; Clarke,

Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander; a son, Frederick; a sister, Mabel; three

brothers, David, Talmage and Rhodes. The remains rested at Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst,

where funeral service was held today. Interment was in Renwick Church cemetery, Linden.

Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Heart Foundation. The Pictou Advocate of Wednesday,

November 19, 1986 printed the same obit, with additional information: date of death was Nov.

10; Rev. Parker Matheson officiated at the funeral.

OBIT # 2030 – EVENING NEWS – 10 NOV 1986

Thorburn - Dana Keith MacDonald, 17, of this community died Sunday as a result of a motor

vehicle accident. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Mrs. Gene (Tanner) MacDonald and the

late W. Alexander MacDonald. He lived in Thorburn all of his life and was a former student of

East Pictou Rural High School and was presently enrolled at the Pictou Regional Vocational

School, Stellarton. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn; the Pictou County

Gym; and a former member of Thorburn and District Minor Hockey Association. Surviving

besides his mother, are a sister, Lara, at home; a maternal grandmother, Mildred (Mrs Keith

Tanner), Thorburn; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The remains will rest at the H.W. Angus

Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visiting after 5 o'clock today from where funeral service will

be held Tuesday at 3:30. Interment will be in the Thorburn cemetery. The Pictou Advocate,

Wednesday, November 19, 1986 printed the same obit, with the following additional

information/differences: date of death was Nov. 9, in Truro; his mother's first name was spelled

"Jene"; funeral was Nov. 11 and Rev. John Openshaw, assisted by Rev. J. Donald MacKay,

officiated.

OBIT # 2031 – EVENING NEWS – 10 NOV 1986

Pictou - Sarah (Sally) Brooks, 80, Edward Mortimer Place, Pictou, died Saturday at the home.

Born in Pictou, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Lee (Murray) Hudson. She was a

member of St. James Anglican Church, Pictou. She was the last surviving member of her

immediate family. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her

husband, Karl; four sisters: Margaret, Kathryn, Jennie and Olive. Funeral service was held today

from the MacLaren Funeral Home. Interment was in Haliburton cemetery. The Pictou Advocate

of Wednesday, November 12, 1986 printed the same obit, with additional information: date of

death was Nov. 8; Rev. James Purchase officiated at the funeral.

OBIT # 2032 – EVENING NEWS – 26 JUNE 1987

Stellarton - Alexander (Alex) Bruce MacKay, 84, of MacKay Street, died Thursday in the

Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Stellarton he was a son of the late David and Jane (Bruce) MacKay.

He retired from the CNR in 1968 and later worked with Wear Well Garment until 1972. Mr

MacKay was a member of the Masonic Order Keith Lodge, Stellarton; an avid curler having a


long association with the former Bluenose Curling Club, New Glasgow; and Stellar Curling Club,

Stellarton. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. Surviving besides his

wife, the former Reta Johnson, are three daughters: Marjorie (Mrs Graham Kehoe), Kingston,

Ont.; Helen (Mrs Robert Bishop), Pugwash; Brenda (Mrs James Diamond), Regina, Sask.; one

son, Roy of Edgetts Landing, N.B.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also

surviving is a sister, Margaret, Stellarton. He was predeceased by two brothers, Harry and Jim.

His remains will rest at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, on a day and time to be

announced. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial

Gardens. Donations may be made to a charity of yourchoice.

The Evening News, New Glasgow, Tues., July 7, 1987

Stellarton - The largely attended funeral of Alexander (Alex) B. MacKay was held on Monday,

June 29 in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Relatives, friends, and co-workers of

both Mr MacKay and family members filled the funeral chapel. Lorne MacLeod, student intern at

First Presbyterian Church, conducted the service, read comforting passages of scripture and

offered prayer. The church minister, Rev. Murdo Marple, brought the message of comfort to the

family. Mrs. W.H. Pargington, organist, led the choir in singing, All The Way My Saviour Leads

Me and What A Friend We Have In Jesus. The pallbearers were Garfield McCabe, Holly

Johnson, Ian MacDonald, Herbert Henderson, John Sample and Harvey Sample. Interment was in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2033 – EVENING NEWS – 30 MAY 1987

Loch Broom - Alvin Graham McCabe, 80, Loch Broom, Pictou County, died Friday at home.

Born in Loch Broom, he was a son of the late Scott and Sarah (Graham) McCabe. He was a

retired truck operator and farmer. He is survived by his stepmother, Mrs Ella McCabe, Edward

Mortimer Place, Pictou; his wife, the former Gladys MacDonald; two daughters: Barbara Ann

(Mrs Ira Grant), Three Brooks; Colleen (Mrs Robert Parker), Central West River; three sons:

William and Duncan, both of Saltsprings; John Alvin, Loch Broom; two sisters: Hazel (Mrs

Ernest Falconer), Pictou; Eva (Mrs Angus Adams), Loch Broom; 15 grandchildren. He was

predeceased by an infant son; two sisters: Bessie and Eileen. The remains will be at his home

after 7 p.m. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. from Loch Broom Log Church. Interment will be in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Nova Scotia

Heart Foundation or Victoria Order of Nurses.

OBIT # 2034 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 29 OCT 1986

The Pictou Advocate, Wednesday, October 29, 1986 Ethel Cameron, 73, of Water Street,

Westville, died Sunday in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, she was a

daughter of the late William and Margaret (Grant) Munro. She was a member of St. Andrew's

Presbyterian Church, Westville, and of Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge. She

is survived by her husband, Robert; a son, Wayne, Westville; two brothers, Donald, Springhill,

and Fraser, Montreal; a sister Catherine, U.S.A.; and a grandson. She was predeceased by two

sisters, Alice and Lillian, and two brothers, William and Henry. The body was in Eagles Funeral

Home, Westville, with Rev. Fraser Dunbar officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial

Gardens.

Mrs. R. Cameron – Funeral - The Evening News, New Glasgow, Wed Oct 29, 1986

Westville - The funeral for Mrs Robert (Ethel) Cameron was held from Eagles Funeral Home,

Oct. 22, with Rev. Fraser Dunbar officiating. The combined choirs of St. Andrews and St. Paul

churches sang two of the deceased's favorite hymns, The Old Rugged Cross and Amazing Grace.


Pallbearers were: John Munro, Peter Munro (nephews); Charles Jackson, Clifford Lower, John

Pound and Robert Ferguson. Interment was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2035 – EVENING NEWS – 29 OCT 1986

New Glasgow - Mrs Florence Margaret Rafter, 90, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Acadia Street,

New Glasgow, died Tuesday at the manor. Born in Londonderry Mines, Colchester County, she

was a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Works) Armstrong. She is survived by two

daughters, Shirley (Mrs Mallory Rowley), Truro; Barbara (Mrs Warren Spicer), New Glasgow; a

sister, Mrs Marion McCarthy, Amherst; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by her husband, Alfred; a son, Carl; a sister, Cora; two brothers, Charles and Walter.

The remains are resting in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visiting after 7 o'clock

this evening. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Munroe Avenue Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2036 – EVENING NEWS – 28 OCT 1986

Chance Harbor - William F. MacKay, 93, of Valley View Villa, formerly of Chance Harbor, died

Monday in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Pictou, he was the son of the late George and Hannah

(MacLeod) MacKay. He was a retired employee from General Motors in the United States and a

member of Little Harbor Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a stepson, Alonzo Cameron, of

Stellarton; two sisters, Edith (Mrs Lewis Bedford), and Harriet (Mrs Vernon MacKay), both of

Pictou; one brother, Preston, of Pictou Landing. He was predeceased by one brother George; four

sisters, Ella, Mamie, Winnie and Dorothy; his first wife, the former Florence Spears, and his

second wife,

Hattie Cameron. The remains will rest at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with

visiting hours after 7 p.m. today. The funeral will be held from the funeral home at 2 p.m.

Thursday, with interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

The Evening News, New Glasgow, Sat. Nov. 8, 1986 Chance Harbor - The funeral service for

William Fredrick (Bill) MacKay of Valley View Villa, formerly of Chance Harbor was held

Thursday, Oct. 30, in Porter's Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Rev. Brian Weatherdon officiated

and brought a message of comfort to the family. The choir under the direction of Mrs. Shirley

Bent, sang The Lord's My Shepherd and Mearer My God To Thee. The pallbearers were Douglas

MacKay, Tom MacKay, Lloyd MacKay, Fergie MacKay, Robert Hicks, George Bedford, all

nephews. Interment was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2037 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 JAN 1937

Brule, Jan. 11 - Friends were grieved to learn of the passing of John H. Munro, a life-long

resident of West Branch Pictou County at the age of 73 years. Deceased was a man of quiet,

retiring disposition, esteemed and highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by one

brother, Thomas W. Munro, by whom he was tenderly cared for through his long illness. The

funeral services were held on Thursday, conducted by Rev. Lloyd McLellan of Scotsburn.

Interment was at Earltown Village cemetery.

OBIT # 2038 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 JAN 1937

Westville, Jan. 7 - The death of a young Westville girl, Miss Flora MacRae, occurred at 2 o'clock

this morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Finlay MacRae, Union St. She was a


former student of the Westville High School, owing to ill health was forced to discontinue her

studies. She took an active part in the work of the C.G.I.T. groups and the Young People's

Society of the United Church, and was very popular with the youngerpeople in town. Besides her

parents she is survived by one brother, Norman. Rev. M. A. MacMillan will have charge of the

funeral service, which willbe held from the home of her parents.

OBIT # 2039 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 JAN 1937

Westville, Jan. 7 - A telegram was received by Westville relatives, conveying the sad news of the

death of Ivan Crowell, young son of Professor and Mrs. Ivan H. Crowell, State College, New

Mexico. Mrs. Crowell was previous to her marriage, Miss Olive MacKay, daughter of the late

Charles and Mrs. MacKay, and was a member of the Westville Teaching Staff. Mr. Crowell is a

native of Truro, and their friends in both towns will sympathize with the parents in their

bereavement.

OBIT # 2040 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 JAN 1937

New Glasgow, Jan. 11 - The death occurred here recently of Miss Elizabeth Cameron, at the

home of her niece Miss Jessie Linda Sutherland. Born 91 years ago, Miss Cameron, a native of

Churchville, had spent most of her life in the United States, returning here seven years ago. She

was a daughter of the late James and Jessie Cameron of Churchville, and was the last of a family

of 10 children. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Ooms, pastor of St. Andrew's

Church, of which she was a member, assisted by Dr. Hugh Munroe, of Westminster Church.

Interment was at Riverside cemetery.

OBIT # 2041 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 FEB 2001

MINGO, Florence Elida - 97, died at Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche, on February 2, 2001. Born

in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Wilanna Archibald. A loving mother and

grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Florence was a teacher for over 35

years, member of many local organizations, recently received a certificate of recognition from the

"North Shore Senior Citizens", also an honorary life member of the "Fredericton of Nova Scotia

Senior Citizens and Pensioners", she also did a lot of knitting for others. Surviving are daughters,

Doris (Lloyd) Cameron, Amherst; Nan (Bill) Grant, Smithville, Ontario; son, Douglas (Dorothy)

Mingo, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland; a special granddaughter, Gail Rudolph. She was

predeceased by her husband, Leslie; daughter, Carol; son, Eugene; sisters, Helen and Edith;

brothers, George, Reverend Frank and Gordon. By her wishes, her body is being donated to

Dalhousie University for further medical research. Memorial service at Sharon United Church,

Monday, February 5, at 2 p.m., to be conducted by Rev. Bonnie Kelly and Rev. Morley Bentley.

Special eulogy by grandson, Ernest Fage, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. Family flowers

only, donations may be made to Sharon United Church, Willow Lodge or the Lillian Fraser

Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche, or a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2042 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 FEB 2001

SMITH, Reginald Alexander "Reg" - 82, the death occurred on Thursday, February 1, 2001, at

his home in Green Hill, Pictou Co. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late William D. and Lucy

(Hunter) Smith. He was a veteran of the Second World War and worked at Eastern Wood

Workers. Later he joined the Merchant Marines and upon retirement he bought a small farm in

Cape Breton. He moved to Green Hill in 1974. He is survived by his wife, the former Katherine


"Kay" (Fraser) Pederson; daughters, Muriel (husband Ron), Margo (husband Jim), Carolyn

(husband Brian); son, Sandy; sister, Muriel Crichton and daughter-in-law, Meredith. He is also

survived by stepchildren, Shirley, Carl (wife Joyce), Douglas (wife Florence), Heather, Lois and

David (wife Wanda) and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a

stepson, Billie. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or services at the request of the

deceased. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of ones' choice. Arrangements are

under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.

OBIT # 2043 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 FEB 2001

MacRAE, Mima C. Day - 90, of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 1,

2001, at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow. Mima graduated from Mount Allison University

Ladies College in 1932 with Degrees in Music and Harmony, and was a prominent teacher

throughout Pictou County and Eastern Canada, teaching music in schools and privately. She was

extremely active as a leader in CGIT, a lifetime member of the Sir Frederick Banting Chapter of

the IODE, a member of the New Glasgow Madrigal Singers, a long-time member of the Local

Chapter of the Arthritis Society and a member of Trinity United Church, and United Church

Women's Group, New Glasgow. Mima's friendships were always dear to her and she was

extremely devoted to her family. Mima was the daughter of the late Ira and Janet Grant of

Stellarton, N.S. She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Dr. G. Fred Day; her

second husband, Clarence MacRae; her sister, Jean Cuff and brothers, George and Kay Grant.

She is survived by her son, Robert Day (Carol), Antigonish; her daughters, Jeannie Roddy

(Murray Johnston), New Glasgow and Jayne Fraser, Florida; grandchildren, Jason and Jennifer

Day, Glenn (Denise) Swan, Kevin (Chris) Swan, Craig (Miriam) and Mark (Mylene) Fraser;

great-grandchildren, Jessica and Madison Fraser and Garrett Swan; an several nephews and a

niece. Mima's remains have been donated to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation as per her

request. Visitation with the family will be at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home in New Glasgow from

3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 7th, 2001. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev.

Charles MacPherson and Jessie Johnson officiating, with official burial at a later date. In lieu of

flowers, donations may be made to the Dalhousie Research Foundation or Provincial Arthritis

Society or to a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2044 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 FEB 2001

UNDERWOOD (Hubert), Eileen Mary Ida - 86, Victoria Street, Westville, passed away

Saturday, February 3, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was

a daughter of the late William and Suzanne (Cormier) Hubert. She was a member of the Church

of the Holy Name, Westville, the Holy Name C.W.L., and the Stellarton Friendly Group, Trenton.

She is survived by sons, William (and wife Donna), Middleton; Edwin (and wife Beverley),

Pictou; Joseph (and wife Joan), Pictou; and a daughter, Marilyn Cameron (and husband Vernon),

Westville; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law,

Rita Hubert, Stellarton; Ester Underwood, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews. She is

predeceased by her husband, Leonard and brothers, Joe, Elmer and David Hubert. Her remains

are resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Her funeral

service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in The Church of the Holy Name, Westville, with

Father Reg Currie officiating. Spring burial will be in the Holy Name Cemetery. Donations in her

memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of

Nova Scotia, The Holy Name Cemetery Association or a charitable organization of your choice.


OBIT # 2045 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 FEB 2001

HUGGAN, Earl Reginald - 79, 1741 Caribou Island Road, Pictou, died February 4, 2001, in the

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Lucy Rose

(Horton) and Earl Huggan. He was a professional truck driver and lived in Montreal for 40 years.

He is survived by daughters, Diane Kroase, Las Vegas, Nev.; Regalene Kyriacou, Kitchener,

Ont.; son, Earl David Huggan, Brossard, Que.; sister, Muriel Hatcher, Moncton, N.B.; best friend,

Margie Nelson, Caribou Island Road. Predeceased by brothers, Ralph and George; sister,

Lorraine. No visitation or funeral by request. Body has been donated to Dalhousie University

Medical Science. Donations in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2046 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 FEB 2001

TREEN, John Henry - 47, of MacLellan's Brook Road, Pictou County, died, Sunday, February

4th., 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of

Violet (DeMont) Treen Forward, MacLellan's Brook and the late Walter Treen. He was a resident

of MacLellan's Brook for the past twenty-three years. He was employed with Trenton works as a

charge hand in the punch and shears, prior to which he had been employed at Brent Phillips

Service Centre, Eastern Tire and the Peter Pan Motel for a number of years. He was a member of

the Stellarton Fire Hall, Tuesday night mixed dart league, member of Royal Canadian Legion,

Branch # 28, Stellarton and a former member of the Archie Moore Boxing Club. He was a

member of St. Johnâs Presbyterian Church, MacLennan's Mountain. Besides his mother, he is

survived by his wife, the former Diane MacLeod; sons, Jamie (Lana Kent), New Glasgow;

Jeremy, at home; daughter, Crystal, at home; grandchildren, Evan and Tyson; brother, Harvey,

Vancouver; sisters, Julia Treen, MacLellan's Brook Road; Diane Hull, Sudbury, Ontario; Vickie

Treen, Toronto; Florence Treen Timberlake, Florida; several nieces and nephews and by Brenda.

He was predeceased by his father, Walter Treen; son, Jason Alan in infancy; stepfather, Charles

Forward; brother-in-law, Royce Hull and by a niece. His remains will rest in the H.W. Angus

Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation today from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and

7-9 p.m. from where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with Jessie Johnson

officiating. Burial in the Castle Hill Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only please.

Donations in his memory may be made to the I.W.K. Grace Health Centre or to the charity of

one's choice. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton will meet at the funeral home

Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. to conduct their service.

OBIT # 2047 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 FEB 2001

BARKHOUSE, Marjorie Vivian - 67, Cambey Avenue, Stellarton and formerly of Pictou died

Monday, February 5, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Crousetown,

Lunenburg Co. she was a daughter of Elsie Marion (Crouse) Bush and the late Winfred Bush. She

loved knitting, baking, and pickling, but the focus of her life was her family, and helping out

friends and neighbors whenever she could. She is survived by her husband, Don Barkhouse;

daughters, Mary (Lorne) Boulter, Oromocto, N.B.; Ramona (Alan) Boehk, Barrie, Ont.; son,

Ralph Baker, Musquodoboit Harbour; stepchildren, Hughie (Maxine), Summerside, P.E.I.; Frank

(Jo Anne), Hillsburg, Ont.; Billy (Linda), Brampton, Ont.; Johnny (Grace), Brampton, Ont.;

Josephine (Dave), Bramalea, Ont.; Linda (Frank) Durrah, New Glasgow; Duncan (Paulette),

Mississauga, Ont.; brother, Ronald, Tantallon; sisters, Margaret (George) Pidgeon, Brighton,

Ont.; Norma (Bill) Giess, Toronto; five grandchildren. Besides her father, she was predeceased

by her first husband, Frank McKenna and two stepchildren in infancy.Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9

p.m. today in the McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday


from the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou with Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating.

Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only please. Donations in her

memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2048 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 FEB 2001

BLAIR, A. Fraser - 61, Liverpool, N.S., died February 5, 2001, at Queens General Hospital,

Liverpool. Born in Loch Broom, Pictou County, he was a son of the late Herbert and Elnora

(Nicol) Blair. He was a long-time employee of Nova Scotia Power moving to Liverpool in 1982

as the Western Zone Manager then to Halifax as Fleet Manager for the province. He retired to

Liverpool in 1994. At the time of his death, he was a board member of Queens County SPCA. He

was also a Past Chairman, Queens County Museum; Past President, Queens County Historical

Society and a former board member of the Queens County VON. Surviving are his wife, the

former Eileen Kelly; a son, Andrew and wife Cindy, of Courtney, British Columbia;

stepdaughters, Patti and husband Shane Johnston, of Kemptville, Ontario; Karen and husband

Chris Raith of Fort McMurray, Alberta; Kelly Mulhall of Edmonton, Alberta; his brother, Rodney

and wife Paula of Middleton; step-grandchildren, Clark and Kate Johnston. He was predeceased

by his first wife, the former Jean Hemmings and a son, Ian. Cremation has taken place under the

direction of Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool. A memorial service will be held Thursday,

February 8, 2001 at 2 p.m. from Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool, Reverend Canon K.M.

Vaughan officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. A private family committal will be

held later. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation c/o

Mrs. Nita Ball, Liverpool or to the Queens County Branch of the SPCA c/o Mrs. Loretta Cook,

Liverpool.

OBIT # 2049 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 FEB 2001

FRASER, Jairus "Jerry" - The death of Jairus "Jerry" Fraser, age 80 years, of 7822 Hunterquay

Rd., N.W. Calgary , Alta. occurred there on February 3, 2001, after a lengthy illness. Born in

New Glasgow, he was a son of the late James R. and Mary (Cook) Fraser formerly of Mitchell

St., N.G. Jairus served as a piper with the N.S. Highlanders during the Second World War and

taught piping for a few years after the war, at New Glasgow High School. He was a former

employee of N.G. Post Office, he worked for many years in Thompson, Manitoba and in B.C. He

was a retiree of the Heavy Water Plant in Port Hawkesbury. He is survived by his wife, the

former Jean Murray of Mulgrave, N.S.; a son, Douglas (Diane); two daughters, Carol (Richard ),

and Betty (Jacques ), all in Calgary; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mary

Schultz, Pembroke, Ont.; and Margaret F. Cooke, Scotsburn, N.S. He was predeceased by two

brothers, Basil and Spurgeon and a sister, Isabell. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service

will be held at Kingdom Hall Centre, Calgary. Alta, on February 10, 2001.

OBIT # 2050 – EVENING NEWS – 29 APRIL 1992

Westville: - William Charles ‘Bill’ Hicks, 75 of 45 Cedar Dr., Stellarton, formerly of Westville,

died Tuesday, April 28, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son

of the late Charles and Beatrice (Lander) Hicks. He was also a former resident of New Glasgow

and was a member of St. Paul United Church, Westville, where he had served on the Board of

Stewards. He was a former owner of W. Hicks Wholesale ltd., Westville. He was a member of the

Western Star Lodge No. 50 AF&AM, Westville, a member of the RCMP Veterans Association,

the Maritime Commercial Travelers Association and was a former agent for Sun Alliance

Canada. he was a former member and served on the board of directors of the Abercrombie


Country Club and was past president of Westville Curling Club. He is survived by his wife, the

former Agnes MacQuarrie; a son, David, Halifax; daughter, Judith Wheelock, Truro; four

grandchildren; two sisters, Millie Atwood, Westville; and Beatrice MacLeod, New Glasgow. He

was predeceased by an infant son, William Bruce. His remains are resting at Eagles Funeral

Home, Westville, with visiting Thursday from 1 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.. Funeral service will be

Friday at 3 p.m. from St. Paul United Church. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial

Gardens.

OBIT # 2051 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 FEB 2001

DEAN, Lester Douglas - 77, of Dean, Halifax Co., passed away February 6, 2001, in the VG Site,

QEII, Halifax. Lester was born in Dean, where he was a life-long resident. He was a son of the

late John "Allie" and Agnes (Dean) Dean. A veteran of the Second World War, he served

overseas as a machinery operator for the military. After returning home, he settled into farming

and truck driving. He later drove a snowplow and had been a school bus driver. Upon retiring

from the trucking industry, he took great pride and enjoyment in raising and showing horses in

the local exhibitions. He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Rogers; daughters, Melissa

Bennett and husband David, Corner Brook, Nfld.; Beverly Andrews and husband Tom; Lila

Stewart and husband Doug; sons, Leonard, Tony and wife Karen, all of Dean; 23 grandchildren;

18 great-grandchildren; brothers, George, Dean; Bill, Upper Musquodoboit; Russell,

Manitouwadge, Ont.; Don, Wainwright, Alta.; sisters, Helen Peterson, Timmons, Ont.; Verna

Cox, Middle Musquodoboit. He was predeceased by son, Leland. Visitation will be today from 7-

9 p.m. and funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, both in Sharon Presbyterian Church, Dean, Rev. Gary

Burrill officiating Burial to follow in Dean Cemetery. The Royal Canadian Legion, Valley

Branch 147, will be holding a tribute service at 7 p.m. today. Family flowers only. Donations to

any charity would be appreciated. Arrangements under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative,

Upper Musquodoboit.

OBIT # 2052 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 FEB 2001

MacDONALD, Lorraine "Ollie" - 84, of Halifax, died February 8, 2001, at the New Halifax

Infirmary, QEII. Born in Pictou, she was the daughter of the late Sydney and Minnie (Crowley)

Silver. Lorraine was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lorraine always

helped those in need and her door was always open to family and friends. She will be sadly

missed by all those who knew and loved her. Surviving are sons, Wayne MacDonald (Terry) of

Quebec; Doug MacDonald (Sandra) of Fredericton; Bruce MacDonald (Charlotte) of Halifax;

Robert, Halifax; sisters, Jean Ramey of Bridgetown; Marge LeBlanc of Pictou; grandchildren.

Lisa MacDonald, Sara MacDonald, Lisa G. MacDonald, Darrel MacDonald and Scott

MacDonald; great-grandchild, Michaela. She is predeceased by her husband, Murray MacDonald;

son, William C. MacDonald; sister, Eileen Silver; brother, William Silver. Cremation has taken

place. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to

Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552, Bayers Rd. Halifax. Donations to a charity of choice

OBIT # 2053 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 FEB 2001

JOHNSTON, Charles William - Of Halifax, passed away February 8, 2001, as a result of a car

accident. Born in Trenton, N.S., he was a son of the late William and Emma Johnston. He

graduated from Acadia University in1942 with a B.Sc. and from TUNS in 1948 with a degree in

Electrical Engineering. He is survived by his loving wife, Anne; daughters, Nancy, Bridgewater;

Jean, Halifax; grandsons, Dr. Kevin Speight, Toronto, Ont.; Peter Speight, Bridgewater;


granddaughters, Meaghan and Lauren McGuire; sister, Annie McKay, Trenton. He was

predeceased by sister, Rita; brothers, Frank, Alec and George. Cremation has taken place. A

memorial service will be held Monday, February 12, at 1 p.m. in the Rockingham United Church,

Flamingo Dr., Rockingham, Rev. Allen Darby officiating. Interment at Fernwood Cemetery at a

later date. Reception in church hall following the service. If desired, memorial donations to the

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Rockingham United Church would be

appreciated.

OBIT # 2054 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 FEB 2001

MacLEAN, Hugh Adrian - 76, of Kings Head, Pictou Co., died Thursday, February 8, 2001, at

home. Born at Ohio, Antigonish,Co., he was a son of the late Hugh Angus and Agnes Georgina

(Delorey) MacLean. He was a graduate of McMaster University, Ontario, and Post Graduate

studies at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. He retired after 36 years of teaching, from

1958-1965, at Indian Residential College, Shubenacadie, St. Pats, Halifax, last 17 years before

retirement at the New Glasgow High School. He was a past member of the Shubenacadie Lions

Club, former member of the Parish Council and Eucharistic Minister at Christ The King Roman

Catholic Church, lecturer at Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, a current member and

Eucharistic Minister of Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, member of The Knights

Of Columbus 3rd Degree, New Glasgow Council 1667, and 4th Degree Monseigneur M.M.

Coady Assembly 2222. Surviving are sister, Mabel (Campbell "Gig") Moncton, N.B.; nieces,

Diane (Paul) Tomlik, Donna (Wayne) Thompson, Mary (Del) Murray, Georgina (Scott) Moore,

Ann Langlois, Jane (Dennis) McGee, Sara (Leo) Thompson, Patricia (Jack) MacLean, Lynn

MacLean; nephews, Bob Curley, Ross MacLean, Wayne MacEachern, Frank MacLean, Adrian

MacLean; sisters-in-law, Thelma MacLean and Laura MacLean, both of New Glasgow. He was

predeceased by sisters, Florence Patterson, Margaret MacEachern, Mary Curley; brothers, John

A. and Francis E. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

Funeral service 2 p.m. today in Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow,

Rev. Regis Halloran officiating, burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Building Fund

of Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.

OBIT # 2055 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 FEB 2001

PEITZSCHE, Rose Anne "Pyche" - 69, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Autumn

Crest Senior Citizens, Abercrombie Road, died Friday, February 9, 2001, at the Manor. Born in

North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Beatrice (McCarthy) Emberley.

Surviving are daughters, Judy (John) Raniowski, New Glasgow; Brenda (Pat), Windsor, Chance

Harbour Road; Rose Marie Peitzsche, Burlington, Ont.; sons, David, Toronto; Bill (Rhonda),

Trenton; Joe (Vivinna), Burlington, Ont.; grandchildren, Christopher, Shalyn, Ryan, Michael,

Steven, Crystal, Juan, James Gerald and Lucas; great-grandson, Jordan; sisters, Helen Campbell,

Cambridge, Ont.; Sarah "Sis" (John) Euraire, Theresa (Jim) Richardson, both of Mississauga;

Beatrice (Dick) Wade, Ponolka, Alta. She will be sadly missed by her cat Fluffy. She was

predeceased by her husband, James Ainsley; infant daughter, Sandra Joyce; sisters, Margaret

Keagan, Doris Platts, Georgie Thebault; brothers, Bill and Joe. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9

p.m. Sunday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be

held 1 p.m. Monday, burial in Hillside Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 2056 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 FEB 2001

PREISS, Eric Sr. "Dudes" - 82, Shubenacadie, Colchester Co., died peacefully February 9, 2001,

in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Frank and

Louise (Muller) Preiss. He graduated from Kings College in Windsor, N.S. and he lived in

Halifax but spent most of his life in Shubenacadie. He operated a mill in Shubenacadie and

Elmsdale and later Preiss Radio and T.V. Sales and Services. He had a tremendous love for

playing his piano and all types of music. He spent many hours teaching and playing pool with

some of the young people in the community. Survived by son, Donald (Maggie Cassidy),

Shubenacadie; daughters, Margaret (Keith) Edgett, Consecon, Ont.; Helen (Dave) McDonell,

Shubenacadie; grandchildren, Randy, Debbie, Sherry, Darren and Stephen; Cathy, Troy and Paul;

Darrell, Stephen and Maven; Sean and Heather; great grandchildren, Gavin, Eric and Michaela.

Predeceased by his wife, the former Doris Maltus; son, Eric; grandson, Michael Preiss. Visitation

2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, all in the Ettinger Funeral Home,

Shubenacadie. Burial will take place in the Camp Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to the

Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of

your choice.

OBIT # 2057 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 FEB 2001

ANDERSON, Roger Alphonsus - Age 88, of Roseway Manor, Shelburne, formerly of 45 Blair

St., New Glasgow, died Saturday, February 10, 2001, at the Manor. Born in Guysborough, he was

a son of the late William and Carrie (Morgan) Anderson. He was a baker by trade retiring from

the O.K. Bakery in Stellarton. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic

Church. Surviving are son, Joseph (Laura-Ellen), Shelburne; daughter-in-law, Leona Anderson,

California; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wife, the former Catherine

E. King; son, Bill; sisters, Elsie, Mary; brothers, Roscoe, Edward. Visitation 3-4:30 and 7-9 p.m.

today in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 10

a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Regis Halloran officiating. Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery at a

later date. Donations may be made to The Arthritis Society or Our Lady of Lourdes Roman

Catholic Church.

OBIT # 2058 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 FEB 2001

ATWOOD, Evangeline "Vangie" Mae - 67, Centreville, Shelburne County, formerly of

Greenfield, Pictou County, died February 10, 2001, at the Roseway Hospital, Sandy Point. Born

at Stoney Island, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Flora (Atkinson) Ross. She was a

member of the Shelburne County Garden Club; involved in sheep farming; raised the first flock

of Jacob Sheep in North America. She is survived by her husband, Howland; sons, Delma,

Cornerbrook, Nfld.; Ross, Lorne, Pictou Co.; Christopher, Wellington, Yarmouth Co.; brothers,

Randall, Malcolm, Oliver, Stoney Island; Allen, Sudbury, Ont.; sisters, Helen (Fred) Blades,

Clark's Harbour; Jean (Ike) Koopmans, Langley, B.C.; grandchildren, Peter, Paul, Mark, John,

James. She was predeceased by son, Howland Jr.; daughters, Adrienne Laurel, all in infancy. No

visitation by request. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakvale Cemetery,

Clark's Harbour, Rev. Shaun Hatfield officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the

Oakvale Cemetery Association.

OBIT # 2059 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 FEB 2001

CAMERON, Donald Hugh - The death occurred peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2001, at

the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow of Donald Hugh Cameron, 790 Trenton Road, New

Glasgow, in his 82nd year. Born in 1919 to Catherine and Allan D. Cameron, Donald grew up in

Antigonish, attending the local schools before enlisting in the armed forces in 1939. He spent the


next six years overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery (86th & 87th Batteries), finishing his

career with the rank of sergeant. Back in Canada, Donald attended St. F.X. In 1946, he married

Mary Campbell of Westville, and went to work with Canada Customs in Antigonish. In 1949,

they moved to New Glasgow, where he was based as a commercial traveller. He spent the

remainder of his working life with Sun Life Insurance, I. Matheson & Co., and the Trenton Steel

Works, from where he retired. Well-known in Pictou and Antigonish counties, Donald was active

in sports (as a track coach-1957 Eastern Canadian Champs, and hockey manager), in music (as a

member of various bands, including George Condon's Orchestra), and in the Royal Canadian

Legion (as a past president of the Antigonish Legion, a life member of the New Glasgow Legion,

and a member of the Overseas Veteran's Association and the Normandy Veteran's Association).

Donald was a member of Saint John the Baptist Parish. Donald will be sadly missed by many,

Mary, his wife of 55 years; his children, Dawn Huczel (Peter), of Dartmouth; John (Carol), of

Morell, P.E.I.; Michael (Joy), of Truro; daughter-in-law, Jane Cameron, of New Glasgow;

Donald "Kissie" (Dolores), of Dartmouth; Mary MacDonald (Dave), of Ottawa; his 12

grandchildren, Kirsten, Stefanie, Colin, Brian, Mark, Andrew, Sean, Ian, Evan, Hugh, Lindsay,

Zach and two great-grandchildren, Sean and Christopher. He is also survived by sisters, Zita,

Carmelita, Adele, and Rhoda; brothers, Raymond, Blaise, Clarence, Allan D. Jr., Sr. John and

Berkley. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Owen; beloved son, Allan "Selby".

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the R.H. Porter Funeral

Home, New Glasgow. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday from Saint John the Baptist

Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Regis Halloran officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross

Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society

of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, or the Pictou County Special Olympics. Saint John the

Baptist C.W.L. will hold prayers Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The Overseas

Veteran's Association, Pictou will hold their service Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. The

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34, New Glasgow will hold their service Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

OBIT # 2060 - HALIFAX HERALD – 12 FEB 2001

GREENE, John Ralph - 81, Lower Coverdale, passed away at the Moncton Hospital on Sunday,

February 11, 2001. Born in New Glasgow, N.S. on October 2, 1919, he was the son of the late

Frederick E. and Elizabeth E. (Weston) Greene. John was a retired salesman with C.K.C.W. and

he was a former partner with MacArthurs Nursery. He attended Lower Coverdale United Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Claire Murphy (William) of Brookfield, N.S.; Ronaye

Martell of Vancouver Island; three sons, John Michael Greene (Jane) of Hilden, N.S.; Kenneth

Alec Greene (Deborah) of Rothesay, N.B.; and Gerald Alan Greene (Aline) of Shortt's Lake; nine

grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Clifton (John) of Antigonish,

N.S.; Hazel Jones (Alan) of Dartmouth, N.S.; Elizabeth Taylor of Florida, USA; one brother,

Norman Greene (Daisy) of Toronto; also by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by

his wife, Florence Marion (Schurman) Greene and by brothers, Bertrum, Carleton, and Robert.

Honoring John's request, there is no visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service will be

held at Riverview Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at 2 p.m. with Revs.

Carol Mullin and Harold Jones officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to

Riverview Funeral Home (506-857-9544).

OBIT # 2061 - HALIFAX HERALD – 13 FEB 2001

BROWN, Carl Reginald - 84, Lyons Brook, Pictou Co., passed away at the Aberdeen Hospital,

New Glasgow, on Monday, February 12, 2001, after a brief battle with cancer and a more lengthy

battle with Paget's Disease. He was born on April 18, 1916 in Halifax, N.S., the son of the late


Daniel and Ida (Pyke) Brown. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Marguerite Lucy Kane;

two sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Earl McClair) and Lillian (Mrs. James Davies); brother, John David

Brown. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah (Mrs. Eric Georgeson) and grandchildren,

Matthew, Christopher and Melissa of Lyons Brook; Cynthia (Mrs. Terry Lemon) and

granddaughter, Shannon of Bible Hill. He is also survived by sisters, Mabel (Mrs. Prescott

Rogers) of Windsor; Dorothy (Mrs. Leo Arkelian) of Halifax; brothers, Edward of Borgals Point;

Arthur, Clarence, Harold and Murray, all of Halifax; Robert, Sidney, B.C. He worked in the

Halifax Shipyards during the Second World War and later was a merchant in the Truro and Bible

Hill areas for over 35 years. He was one of the founders of St. George's Anglican Church, Bible

Hill and a faithful member. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday,

in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday from St.

George's Anglican Church, Bible Hill, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating with burial at a later date

in the Bible Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of your

choice. Give rest, O Christ, to thy servant with thy Saints, where sorrow and pain are no more,

neither sighing, but life everlasting, where thou O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in

the glory of God the Father.

OBIT # 2062 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 FEB 2001

HOEG (Totten), Cameron Alexander and Christopher James - Infant sons of Jamie Hoeg and

Joanna Totten of 818 Duggan Drive, Lower Sackville, passed away February 10, 2001, in the

Moncton Hospital, N.B. Besides their parents, they are survived by maternal grandparents,

Lyman and Norma Totten, North River; paternal grandmother, Sheila Hoeg, Bible Hill; paternal

grandfather, Charlie and wife Sheila Hoeg, New Glasgow; sister, Rebecca Flynn, Truro; uncles,

Dan and his wife Lynette Scott, Ottawa; Paul and his wife Tina Totten, New Glasgow. Visitation

will be Wednesday 7-9 p.m., funeral service on Thursday at 2 p.m., both in Colchester

Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. Doug MacEachern officiating.

Interment at a later date in the Robie Street Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be

made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital, Neonatal Unit, 135 MacBeath Avenue, Moncton,

N.B. E1C 6Z8.

OBIT # 2063 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 FEB 2001

HOEG (Totten), Cameron Alexander and Christopher James - Infant sons of Jamie Hoeg and

Joanna Totten of 818 Duggan Drive, Lower Sackville, passed away February 10, 2001, in the

Moncton Hospital, N.B. Besides their parents, they are survived by maternal grandparents,

Lyman and Norma Totten, North River; paternal grandmother, Sheila Hoeg, Bible Hill; paternal

grandfather, Charlie and wife Sheila Hoeg, New Glasgow; sister, Rebecca Flynn, Truro; uncles,

Dan and his wife Lynette Scott, Ottawa; Paul and his wife Tina Totten, New Glasgow. Visitation

will be Wednesday 7-9 p.m., funeral service on Thursday at 2 p.m., both in Colchester

Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. Doug MacEachern officiating.

Interment at a later date in the Robie Street Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be

made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital, Neonatal Unit, 135 MacBeath Avenue, Moncton,

N.B. E1C 6Z8.

OBIT # 2064 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 FEB 2001

McCULLEY, Nelson George - 76, New Minas, Kings Co., formerly of Port Williams, Kings Co.,

died Monday, February 12, 2001, at the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Baxter's


Harbour, Kings Co., he was a son of the late George and Alice McCulley. He was retired from

ACA Co-operative (C&M Ells Division). He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Best; sons,

Paul and wife Lynne, Ardoise, Hants Co.; George and wife Sally, British Columbia; Timothy,

Toronto; daughters, Linda Schofield, Coldbrook, Kings Co.; Kathy and husband Kevin Dingwell,

Ottawa; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Barkhouse (Charlie),

Baxter's Harbour; Elizabeth Rafuse "Bud", Sheffield Mills, Kings Co.; Laura Martin, New Minas;

Gertrude Campeau, Brockville, Ont.; brothers, Nathan and Carl (Heather), all of Baxter's

Harbour. He was predeceased by brothers, Joe, Wylie, Harold and Wesley; sisters, Lola and

Sadie. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2001, with funeral service 2 p.m.

Thursday, February 15, 2001, both in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville, Major the Reverend

T. Kevin Dingwell, CD (son-in-law) officiating. Private family interment will be in the Canard

Burial Grounds. Donations in memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova

Scotia Branch or the Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2065 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 FEB 2001

MacKENZIE, Elizabeth Grant - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Elizabeth

Grant MacKenzie, on February 13, 2001. Born November 18, 1905 in Waterside, Pictou Co., she

was a daughter of the late Duncan Henderson MacMaster and Catherine Ann (Pope) MacMaster.

Elizabeth was an avid reader and craftsperson, having competed in many Maritime Exhibitions,

and winning thousands of ribbons for her knitting. She also designed the Caribou Tartan, now

registered in Scotland. Elizabeth will also be remembered for her many stories, that she loved to

tell her family. A Registered Nurse, Elizabeth was a graduate of Grace Maternity Hospital,

Halifax. She worked in Toronto, and retired in 1971, after 40 years at Pictou Hospitals. She is

survived by a daughter, Margaret Ann (Clay) Simonson, Penticton, B.C.; daughter-in-law, Emma

MacKenzie, Pictou; sister, Florence LeDrew, Antigonish; five grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren;

sisters-in-law, Mina Patterson, Pictou; Margaret MacMaster, Caribou; Mary

MacKenzie, Pictou; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her

loving husband of 62 years, Louis Clifford MacKenzie in 1994; son, Duncan Smith MacKenzie in

1971 and brothers, Henry, Alfred and Sam. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren

Funeral Home, Pictou, from where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Rev.

Kenneth Stright officiating. Burial will be in Waterside Cemetery. No flowers by request.

Donations may be made to the Waterside Cemetery. There's an open gate at the end of the road,

through which each must go alone. And there is a light we cannot see, our Father claims his own.

Beyond the gate our loved one finds his happiness and rest, and there is comfort in a thought that

a loving God knows best.

OBIT # 2066 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 FEB 2001

LOWE, John Harold - Age 89 years, 2618 Westville Road, Pictou County, died on February 13,

2001, at the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Born April 26, 1911, in Stellarton, he was a son

of the late John William and Mary (Faulds) Lowe. At an early age, he began working in the coal

mines, eventually becoming Inspector of Mines for Pictou County, and later Inspector of Mines in

Glace Bay, retiring in 1970. Harold will be sadly missed by Margaret (nee Martin), his wife of 68

years; sons, Harold and wife Cathy, Westville Road; Al and wife Linda, Lochaber; grandchildren,

E. Harold and wife Cis, MacLellans Mountain; Paul J. and wife Alice, Pictou; Jennifer Aikens

and husband Troy, Trenton; Stephanie, New Glasgow; great-grandson, Paul Jeffery, Pictou; and

daughter-in-law, Jackie Lowe, Pictou. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law,

Isabelle and Byron Morrell, Fall River. He was predeceased by sisters, Evelyn Spears and Pearl

Weir; and a brother, Robert. Visitations will be held on Saturday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Eagles


Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from First

Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial will be in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to

the First Presbyterian Church or to a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2067 – EVENING NEWS – 10 NOV 1986

New Glasgow - Lawrence E. (Laurie) Green, 52, of 99 George Street, formerly of Townsend

Avenue and East River St. Mary's died in the Aberdeen Hospital this morning. Born at East River

St. Mary's he was a son of Evelyn (Coles) Green, and the late Harry B. Green. He lived in New

Glasgow all his married life where he was a member of First United Baptist Church. Mr. Green

was a building contractor having owned his own business; and as of late was employed at Grant's

Glass Limited. He was a member of Albion Masonic Lodge, No. 5, New Glasgow; and the

Maritime Commercial Travellers. Surviving besides his wife, the former Greta Murphy; and his

mother, New Glasgow, are three sons, Stewart Eldon, Stephen Miller and David Allan, all of New

Glasgow; a daughter, Nancy Marlene, Halifax; four grandchildren. Also surviving are two

brothers, Clarence, New Glasgow; Harry, Saint John, N.B. His remains will rest at the H.W.

Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visiting hours between 7 and 9 o'clock today; 1 and

2:30, 7 and 9 Tuesday. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in First United Baptist

Church, New Glasgow. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be

made to the Nova Scotia Heart Fund. Albion Masonic Lodge, No. 5, New Glasgow, will conduct

their service at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, at 6:45 p.m.

OBIT # 2068 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 FEB 2001

BROWN, Marion Estella - 86, Louisville, passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, February

15, 2001. Born in East Port, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Lawson and Florence (Baillie)

Langille. Survived by sons, Kenneth, Halifax; Arnold and Blaine, Louisville; daughters, Joan

Stafford and Shirley Boutilier, both of Louisville; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;

sisters, Thelma Dunphy, Middleton, Colchester Co.; Flora Brown, Oakville, Ont.; Nellie (Robar),

Nictaux; brother, Arnold Langille, Tatamagouche; several nieces and nephews. She was

predeceased by her husband, Gardener; daughters, Mildred and Evelyn; brothers, Reginald and

Percy; sisters, Hilda, Jennie and Phyllis; great-grandson, Christopher Stafford. Visitation today 7-

9 p.m. in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2

p.m. from Salem United Church, River John, Pastor David Eagles officiating. Spring burial in

Hamilton Cemetery, River John. In lieu of flowers, donations to North Shore Health Services

Foundation, Tatamagouche or the River John Fire Department.

OBIT # 2069 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 FEB 2001

GARRETT, Douglas Paul CPO1 (Ret'd) MMM, CD - 47, loving husband of Deanna and

cherished father of Christina and Adam passed away peacefully at home in Dartmouth on

February 14, 2001. Born in New Glasgow, NS, he was the youngest son of the late Gladys

(Treen) and Jack Garrett. Paul grew up in New Glasgow, NS, and joined the Canadian Navy on

September 28, 1970. During his career, he served on the HMCS Athabaskan, HMCS Protecteur

and the NCSM Skeena. He also served at CFB Halifax, NS, CFS Yorkton, Sask., Princess

Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), Winnipeg, Man., Maritime Pacific Headquarters,

CFB Esquimalt, B.C. and several other bases. On August 29, 1996, Paul was appointed to be a

member of the Order of Military Merit. At the time of his retirement, in January 1998, he was

serving an appointment as the Base Chief Warrant Officer of CFB Borden, Ontario. After his


etirement from the Navy, Paul went to work with SISIP (Service Income Security Insurance

Plan) as an Insurance Representative. Paul is survived by his wife, Deanna of 23 years and two

children Christina 20, a student at St. Mary's University, Halifax and Adam 18, a grade 12 student

at Auburn Drive H.S., Cole Harbour. Other surviving family members are brother, Treen and

wife Cathy and family, New Minas; sister, Ruth and son Michael, Dartmouth; brother, Ward and

wife Arlene and family, New Glasgow; brother, Clarke, New Glasgow; as well as aunts, uncles,

nieces and nephews. Paul will live forever in the hearts of his family and many friends across the

country. Special thanks to Dr. R.A. Oliver, the attending physician, palliative care nurses,

Francoise St. Denis and Louise Pothier who provided exceptional care during Paul's illness; as

well as to all family and friends who shared their love and support. Visitation will be held at J.A.

Walker Funeral Home, Cole Harbour from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, February 17 and 9:30-11 a.m.

Saturday, February 18. A funeral service will be held at the Woodlawn United Church at 2 p.m.

on Saturday, February 18. Officiating Minister, Mrs. Diane Hill. Reception to follow at the

church. Pall Bearers will be Adam Garrett, Michael Garrett, Christopher Garrett, Ward Garrett,

Clarke Garrett and Joe Treen. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Paul may be

made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2070 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 FEB 2001

McLEOD, Hugh Edward - 73, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, and formerly of Springhill,

passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born

in Springhill, he was a son of the late Robert and Annie (MacEachern) McLeod. He worked many

years in the coal mines; he enjoyed playing baseball, hunting and carving wood. He is survived

by a son, Stu (Susan) McLeod of Springhill; daughter, Edith LeBlanc of Amherst; six

grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Laura Bryan;

son, Gerald; brothers, Charles, Robert, Stu, Ding (Claude), Rupert and Herb; sisters, Florence and

Evelyn. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the A. H. Brown Funeral Service Ltd.,

Springhill. Memorial service will be held at a later date.

OBIT # 2071 – EVENING NEWS – 26 NOV 1986

West River Station - Aubrey Willard Roblee, 66, of West River Station, died on Tuesday evening

in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Springhill, a son of the late Leonard and Myrtle (Patriquin)

Roblee, he was an adherent of St. Luke's United Church in Saltsprings. He was a veteran of the

Second World War and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25 in Halifax. He

operated Roblee's Taxi in Stellarton prior to moving to Halifax where he was a car salesman for

many years. He is survived by a daughter, Marlyn (Mrs Albert Anderson), Bayview; and a son

Jimmy, Ontario. Also surviving are two brothers: Foster, Dartmouth and Lawrence, Westville. He

was predeceased by a sister, Mildred, and a brother, Austin. His remains are resting at the Eagles

Funeral Home, Westville, with visiting commencing at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) and from

where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday. Interment will be in Stillman cemetery.

Donations can be made to St. Luke's United Church.

OBIT # 2072 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 FEB 2001

MacCOUL, Mary Helen - 93, of Louisville, died at home, February 16, 2001. Born in Louisville,

she was a daughter of the late Orlow and Maria (Baillie) McCoul. She was a very quiet person,

working hard on her farm all of her life. She loved music of all kinds. She was a member of St.

George's Presbyterian Church, River John and was the last surviving member of her immediate

family. Surviving are nieces, Norma (Harold) Hussey, New Glasgow; Irene (Bob) Tedford,


Kemptown; several great-nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Clifford MacKay, Wentworth.

Predeceased by sisters, Grace, Jean and Irene. Visiting hours today 7-9 p.m. in MacLeod's

Funeral Home, River John and where funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., Pastor David

Eagles officiating. Spring burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Denmark. In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to St. George's Presbyterian Church or the SPCA.

OBIT # 2073 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 FEB 2001

NEVILLE, George Orville "Slushy" - 73, of Pictou, passed away peacefully Thursday, February

15, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, January 28, 1928, he was a

son of the late Willena and C. Harry Neville, of Pictou. He was a member of St. James Anglican

Church and choir, volunteer firefighter (PFD), ambulance driver, ward counselor, member of

NSGEU and past president of the Kinsmen Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sister, Pauline

(Neville) Balfour; children, Shirley, Murray, Chari and Denyse; grandchildren, Karyn Jourdeuil

and Lindsay Bruce, as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted

at the St. James Anglican Church, Wednesday, February 21, at1400 hours. In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2074 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 FEB 2001

PELLERINE, Frederick "Fred" - 83, of Larry's River and Stellarton, died February 15, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Larry's River, he was a son of the late Joseph and

Charlotte (Avery) Pellerine. He is survived by daughters, Doraine Ross, Rawlieght, N.C.; Donna

Poirer, Dartmouth; Marilyn DeCoste, Mulgrave; son, Ronald, Peterborough, Ontario; nine

grandchildren; sisters, Hattie Kline, Antigonish; Kay Duchesneau, Montreal; Eva Zwicker,

Toronto; Delphine Rogers, Ontario; Sadie Hynes, Oromocto, N.B.; brothers, George, Larry's

River; Simon and Walter, both of Dartmouth; Ronnie, Mass. He was predeceased by brothers,

Edward and Jeffery. Cremation has taken place, a service will be held at a later date in Larry's

River. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Riverview Residential Centre, Stellarton.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St.

OBIT # 2075 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 FEB 2001

GREENE, Albert Perry - passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 15, 2001, at the Greater

Niagara General Hospital in his 82nd year. Albert P. Greene, beloved husband of the late

Florence Greene (1994). Dear father of Barbara Marshall of Toronto, and Thomas Greene and his

wife Yvonne of Fort McMurray, Alta. Proud grandfather of Christopher, Bruce and Shelly. Mr.

Greene was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 51 and served for 30 years in the

Royal Canadian Service Corps. Mr. Greene is resting at the Morse and Son Chapel of Morgan

Funeral Homes (5917 Main St., Niagara Falls, Ont.) where friends may call on Tuesday from 12-

1 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Ontario. For those who wish, donations in his

memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

OBIT # 2076 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 FEB 2001

CLARKE, Doris Violet - 85, East River Road, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully,

surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 17, 2001, after a courageous and lengthy


attle with cancer. Born in London, England, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Maude

(Woods) Mobbs. She came to Canada in 1946 where she resided in Goldboro, Guys. Co. until

moving to New Glasgow in 1975. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 34

Royal Canadian Legion, New Glasgow. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother.

She touched a lot of lives with her loving and caring ways and will always be

remembered in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She is survived by daughters, Carol

(Harold) Langille, New Glasgow; Charlotte (Bernard) Hobrow, Michigan; two grandsons, John

and Paul Langille, both of New Glasgow; three granddaughters, Beverley McNie, Sharon Seeger,

both of Michigan; Lorraine (Dennis) Branzei of Florida; six great-granddaughters, Jenna,

Danielle, Jamie, Alexis, Lauren, Brittany and one great-grandson, Chris; two sisters, Winnifred

Killoran and Elsie Banfield, both of England; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased

by her husband, John and by sisters, Maude and Ivy in infancy. Her remains will rest at the H.W.

Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday from where

funeral service will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Bernard Hobrow assisted by

Pastor Helen Christie. Spring burial in the Brookside Cemetery. Donations may be made in her

memory to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care, the V.O.N., Canadian Cancer Society or the

Pictou Co. SPCA or a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2077 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 FEB 2001

MacDONALD, Orphy Merinda - 87, of Pictou, passed away Saturday, February17, 2001, in the

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born on Grosse Isle, Magdalen Islands, she was a daughter of

the late Garfield and Alice (Prest) MacPhail. A devoted mother and neighbour, Orphy was well

known for her cooking, and baking, especially her bread. A charter member of the Order of the

Eastern Star, Victory Chapter No. 17, she was also a member of Princess Rebekah Lodge No. 4,

Pictou, the Pictou United Church, the United Church Women, and a former member of the New

Caledonia Curling Club. She ran a boarding house and a home bakery for many years, and was

also Head Cook at the Children's Home, Pictou for over ten years, before retiring. Orphy is

survived by her children, Bill (Roslyn), Lake Oswego, Oregon; Gale (Donald) Rutledge,

Oakville, Ont.; Wayne (Millie), Murray Harbour, P.E.I.; Winston (Trudy), Ottawa; Dewey

(Diane), Caribou; Emma Lee (Jim) MacCormack, Antigonish; 15 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren;

sisters, Muriel Battist, Lyons Brook; Blaina Donnelly, Miramachi, N.B.; Joyce

Kozecz and Carmen Gass, both of Kingston, Ont.; brothers, Philip, Louisbourg and Garnet,

Grand Pré. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice; son, Robert; sister, Ada Jollymore;

brothers, Donald, Wourtle, Charlie, George. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren

Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Pictou United

Church, with Rev. Mary Beth Moriarity officiating. Burial will be in the Seaview Cemetery

Donations in her memory may be made to the Diabetes Association or the Shiretown Nursing

Home Recreation Dept.

OBIT # 2078 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 FEB 2001

MacNEILL, Mary M. - 81, of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, died February 17,

2001, at St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter

of the late Archie Dan and Jennie (MacDonald) MacInnis. She was educated in Mulgrave. In

1938, the family moved to New Glasgow where she was employed as a bookkeeper at several

local companies until her marriage in 1958. She moved to Antigonish in 1959 where she worked

at the former M&M Motors and Sullivan Dodge Motors, Antigonish. She was a member of St.

Ninian's Parish, Antigonish, St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Arisaig. Surviving are brother, Rev.

Gerard MacInnis; sister, Mabel MacInnis, both of Arisaig, sister-in-law Helen A. MacInnis,


Stellarton; a niece and three nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alex L. MacNeill,

brothers; Donald S., Ronald J. and wife Helen D., nephew Donald "Dugan" MacInnis. Visitation

2-4, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday at the MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral 11

a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Arisaig, Rev. Gerard MacInnis and Rev.

Robert Day officiating. Burial at a later date in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Stellarton. Family

flowers only. Memorial donations to Friends of the R.K. Multiple Sclerosis Society, or charity of

choice.

OBIT # 2079 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 FEB 2001

BALLANTYNE, Alice Miller - Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Woodburn, Pictou Co.,

died Monday, February 19, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New

Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late George MacPherson and Annie Jane (Fraser)

MacDonald. She was a member of Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, Little Harbour and a past

member of the Ladies Aid and Choir. Surviving are her grandchildren, Claire (George) Tulle,

Calgary; Karen (Murdo) MacNeil, New Glasgow; Bryan (Kim) Ballantyne, New Market, ON;

Heather (Dom) Chieffo, Calgary, AB; "Grannie B" was dearly loved by her nine great

grandchildren; sisters, Lou (Alfred) Greene, Woodburn; Jean Newman, New Glasgow; Margaret

(Clyde) Urquhart, Pictou Landing; a niece, Sandra (Jack) Burgess, Fall River; daughter-in-law,

Catherine A. Freeborn, Woodburn. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy Olding Ballantyne;

son, George Howard Ballantyne; brothers, Scott in infancy and Allister. Visitation will be 3-5, 7-

9 p.m. Wednesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be

held 11 a.m. Thursday in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joanne Vines officiating.

Interment will be in Woodburn Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be

made in her memory to Woodburn Cemetery Fund or any charity of choice.

OBIT # 2080 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 FEB 2001

MacKENZIE, Jean Calder - 86, of the Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Thorburn and

New Glasgow, passed away on Monday, February 19th, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New

Glasgow. Born in MacLellan's Brook, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late James E. and

Margaret (Calder) Sutherland. She was a resident of Thorburn from 1990 until 1997, prior to

which, she resided on the West Side, New Glasgow. She was a member of the Union Presbyterian

Church, Thorburn. Prior to her retirement in 1978, Jean and her late husband owned and operated

MacKenzie's Nursery in New Glasgow for twenty-eight years. She was also a graduate of Normal

College, Truro and had taught school in various parts of Nova Scotia. She was the last surviving

member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Margie (Doug) Cameron,

Thorburn; two sons, Ken (Anne), Sechelt, British Columbia and Bruce (Judy), Stittsville, Ontario;

grandchildren, Shayne, Krista, Dale, Jeanne, Bob and great-grandchild, Cassidy. She was

predeceased by her husband, Laird; sisters, Joyce MacDonald and Frances Cooke. Her remains

will rest in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation Wednesday from 2-4, 7-

9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday from The Union Presbyterian Church,

Thorburn with Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial

Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thorburn Cemetery, the Union

Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2081 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 FEB 2001

McNEIL, Lillian "Hilda" - 78, Grant Street, Westville, passed away quietly on Sunday, February

18, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by family and friends. Born in


Stellarton, she was a daughter of George and Lillian Joyce Moulton. She was a member of the

Westville Salvation Army and the League of Mercy. Mrs. McNeil is survived by a daughter, Eva

Livingstone (husband Wayne), Westville; son, Tom (wife Leslie), Scottsdale, Arizona;

grandchildren, Sargent and Mark Langille, Alexandra, Lauren and Tessa McNeil; four greatgrandchildren.

She is also survived by sister, Florence Vacheresse, Trenton and brother, Art

"Bud" Moulton, Lower Mount William. She is predeceased by her husband, Francis "Scotty" and

a son, George; sisters, Mary and Beatrice and brothers, Albert and Wallace. Visitations will be

today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be

Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Westville Salvation Army with Major Carson Durdle officiating.

Burial will be in the Auburn Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in memory may be made

to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society. A special thanks to 2nd West of The

Aberdeen Hospital for their kindness and care. Finally resting in peace with Christ.

OBIT # 2082 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 FEB 2001

SMITH, Robert Henry - Age 81, of 370 Tremont Street, New Glasgow, died Monday, February

19, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Goldboro, Guysborough Co., he was

a son of the late John Hugh and Ethel (Clyburn) Smith. H worked at Standard Clay and retired

from Hawker Siddeley Ltd. He was a member of Saint George's Anglican Church and was a

veteran of WWII and served overseas with the West Novies. He was a member of Royal

Canadian Legion Branch 34, New Glasgow. Surviving are wife, Mary; daughter, Theresa (Fred)

Reid, Trenton; sons, Robert (Charlene), New Glasgow; Allan (Helen), Stellarton; 8

grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann (Kitchner) Crooks, Goshen; Janet (Tom)

MacKay, Plymouth; brothers, William and Ace, both of Priestville. Predeceased by sisters, Jessie

and Christina Ormrod; brothers, Laurie and Edward. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday in

Saint George's Anglican Church, Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. Burial in Heatherdale

Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Saint George's Anglican

Church General Fund, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34, will meet at the funeral home at 6:30

p.m. Wednesday to hold their service.

OBIT # 2083 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 FEB 2001

WEIR, Donald McQueen - Pine Tree, Pictou Co., died February 19, 2001, in the Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pine Tree, he was a son of the late Allan Wyndhaman and

Marjorie Miller (McQueen) Weir. He operated Weirs sawmill for a number of years. From 1957-

1970 he was a self-employed truck driver. 1970-1989 he was employed with Atlantic Concrete

Ltd., Inter Supply Ltd., retiring from Kelderman Concrete Ltd. in 1989. He was a member of

Sutherlands River Presbyterian Church. Donald enjoyed golfing, baseball and was a devoted and

loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Jean (Zinck); daughter,

Donna (Sandy) Humphreys, New Glasgow; sons, John (Barb), Plymouth Park; Terry (Jennifer),

Stellarton; sisters, Betty MacNeil, Pine Tree; Mardie (Ralph) Scott, Pine Tree; 11 grandchildren;

two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Katherine Weir, Winnie Robson;

brother, John. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors in P. & K. MacDonald

Funeral Home, New Glasgow from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today from where a memorial service will be

held 1 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Interment of ashes will be in

Woodburn Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to the Heart

and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Association.


OBIT # 2084 – EVENING NEWS – 16 FEB 2001

NEW GLASGOW - Daisy Alovna MacKeen, age 58, of 301 Lorne Street, New Glasgow,

formerly of Brother Street, New Glasgow, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at her home.

Born in New Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Douglas N. and Florence Slophia (Reid)

MacDonald. She is survived by daughter Lois (Brian) Fralick, Halifax; and sons John (Darlene),

Springville; Lloyd David, Toronto; and Douglas, New Glasgow; four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren;

brothers, Rollie (Ruth), Sylvester; Art (Pat), Clementsport; Neil (Phyllis), New

Glasgow; Fred (Pat), Westville. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd; brothers, Hughie,

Peter and a sister, Carolee MacIntosh. Cremation has taken place. A public memorial service will

be held at the H. W. Angus Funeral Chapel, New Glasgow at 2 p.m. Monday with REv. Don

Shepard officiating. Family will received friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of

service. Burial of ashes will be at a later date at the Springville Cemetery. Donations in her

memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2085 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 FEB 2001

GORDON, Muriel Bernice - 76, of Riverton, Pictou Co., died Monday, February 19, 2001, in the

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Hopewell, she was the daughter of Archie and Hazel

(McLary) MacLean. She was a member of St. Columba United Church and a former member of

the Silver Light Rebekah Lodge, Hopewell. She is survived by son, Jamie (Arlene), Riverton and

grandchildren, Christy, Robert, Alicia, Brandon; niece, Sandra Foster, Halifax; nephew, Kevin

MacInnis, Kingston, Ont. Besides her parents she was predeceased by husband, Robert A.

Gordon; sister, Marion MacInnis and infant brother. Visitations will be held today from 7-9 p.m.

and Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, from where her funeral will

be held on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Marjorie Cornellius officiating. Spring burial will be in

Gairloch Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Aberdeen

Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

OBIT # 2086 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 FEB 2001

RICHARDSON, John Thomas - 90 years, Green Street, New Glasgow, died Tuesday, February

20, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Factorydale, Kings Co., he was a son

of the late Albert Edward and Sarah Lydia (Arenburg) Richardson. He was a carpenter by trade,

having worked for many contractors throughout Nova Scotia. He served as president of the

United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Jointers of America, Local 1392. He was a member of First

United Baptist Church, New Glasgow since 1950, where he was a member of the Mens

Brotherhood, served as a Trustee (1970-1980) and was appointed an Honorary Deacon in 1984.

He was a Past Noble Grand of Norton Lodge No. 6 IOOF, New Glasgow. He was a member of

the Red Cross for many years, receiving a Service Award in 1988. John was an avid fisherman, a

passion he shared with his late wife, Mary. Surviving are his daughter, Marilyn (Daniel) Bremner,

South Range, Digby Co.; sons, William "Bill" (Shirley), Iron Bridge, ON; John "Jack" (Mary),

Calgary, AB; Hugh (Jean), Scotsburn; brother, George, Hantsport; sister-in-law, Ina Hatt,

Kingston; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Alice;

an infant son, John David; infant grandson, David John Richardson; sister, Leona Medicraft.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday in First United Baptist Church with Rev. Allan Jorgensen

officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations

may be made in his memory to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or the VON Pictou County

Branch. Norton Lodge No. 6, IOOF will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home to hold

their service.


OBIT # 2087 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 21 FEB 2001

Catherine Winnifred ‘Smitty’ Smith, 76 of Halifax passed away suddenly at the Halifax Infirmary

on Thursday, February 15, 2001. Born in Merigomish, she was the daughter of the late William

and Florence (Roy) Smith and lived most of her life in Halifax. She was a member of Saint Paul’s

Presbyterian Church, Merigomish and had retired from nursing at Camphill Hospital. She will be

missed by sisters, Margaret MacFarland, Hopewell, Janet (Bill) Thompson, Toronto, Edith

(Terry) Iceton, Toronto; brothers, Roy (Noreen) Smith, Merigomish, Harold ( Marian) Smith,

Halifax; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Dorothy and a brother in

infancy. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to take place in Saint Paul’s Presbyterian

Church, Merigomish at a later date, with burial in Riverview Cemetery. Donations may be made

to Saint Paul’s Presbyterian Church or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements under the

direction of the R. H. Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2088 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 FEB 2001

MacMILLAN, Carroll Blaise - 80, of 28 William Street, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully

on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 after a brief illness at home. Born in Mulgrave, he was a son of

the late John and Janet (Strachan) MacMillan. He was a retired custodian at the New Glasgow

Junior High School. He had also been employed at Thompson and Sutherland and prior to that

had been a self employed trucker. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic

Church. Carroll was an avid skater and member of the Pictou Co. Adult Skaters. Carroll is

survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Mary Pyrtle "Pert" Noonan; three children, Michael

(Sheila) MacMillan, Donna (Jim) MacLean and Eileen Kelly, all of New Glasgow; grandchildren,

Bryce, Mark, Lisa, Sherry and Craig. Predeceased by brothers, Vince, Ronald, Ernest; sister,

Marguerite (Joe) O'Toole. Cremation has taken place. At the family's request there will be no

visitation. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic

Church with Rev. Regis Halloran and Rev. Donald Boudreau officiating. Reception to follow in

the church hall. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations

may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Saint Johns Parish or a charity of choice.

Arrangements under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2089 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 FEB 2001

ARCHIBALD, Sanford Wellington "Barney" - 92, of Granville Ferry, passed away on February

18th, 2001, at the Berkley in Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late George E. and

Ruby Lena (Shaver) Archibald. He is predeceased by his wife, Jean Brittain of Saint John, New

Brunswick. He was educated at Halifax Academy and was a graduate of Dalhousie University

(B.Com 1930). He was associated with the Halifax Herald Circulation Department from 1929-

1937 opening up a number of new areas for distribution including Prince Edward Island. From

1937-1939 he was Circulation Manager of the St. John Citizen. In 1939 he moved to New York

to work with Dr. Kenneth Leslie (a prominent Nova Scotia Poet) to establish the Protestant Digest

and served as Promotion Manager for a number of years. The Editorial Board included many

prominent theologians including Dr. John McKay of the Princeton Theological Seminary and

Drs. Paul Tillich and George Butterworth. Lay members included Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold

Ickes, Secretary of State, and John Hammond. In 1954 he founded Printolith Corporation of New

York with which he was associated until his retirement to Granville Ferry in 1976. He was an

active member and officer of Huguenot Yacht Club and served as an elder of both First

Presbyterian Church in New Rochelle, New York and Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham


Manor, New York. He directed the Christian Education programs at both for a number of years.

During his retirement years he was active in a number of local organizations including serving on

the Board of the Canadian Bible Society, Halifax and Children and Family Services of Annapolis

County. He served as Treasurer of the Annapolis Royal Historical Association and chaired the

fundraising campaigns of the Annapolis Rayol Branch of the Canadian Red Cross for many years.

He arranged the transfer of the Annapolis Royal Lighthouse from the Canadian Coast Guard to

the Town, setting the stage for many other future transfers. He also was instrumental in arranging

or assisting in the publishing of a number of local historical works including "The Electric City".

He was a member of both St. George and St. Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal and Fort

Massey, Halifax. He was predeceased by his sister, Alice Wilcox of Granville Center. He is

survived by his daughters, Dianne McCauley of Ottawa; and Heather Fruchter (Norm) of

Brooklyn, New York; sons, Sandy (Hilda) of Granville Ferry; and Dr. George of Helena,

Montana; 13 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Randy, James, Timothy, Ian, Scott, Heather, Jesse, Alina,

Shayna, Joshua, Amanda and Stephanie and 4 great-grandchildren, Lucas, Samuel, Thomas and

Sierra. His body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical School and he will be buried next to his

wife at the Mills Burial Ground, next to his home, in Granville Ferry. A memorial service will be

held to honour and celebrate his life this summer in Annapolis Royal. Donations may be made to

the IWK Grace Health Centre, The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2090 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 NOV 1995

WILCOX, Alice Maie - 88, Granville Centre, Annapolis Co., died November 21, 1995, in

Northhills Nursing Home, Granville Ferry. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late George

E. and Ruby (Shaver) Archibald. She attended Halifax Academy, Dalhousie University, and the

Vesper George School of Art in Boston. She married Charles Richard Wilcox of Windsor, and

resided in Toronto and Gormley, Ont. On the death of her husband in 1963, she returned to Nova

Scotia where she lived at Roseneath and enjoyed gardening and the breeding of English Springer

Spaniels (Rosamund Kennels). She was for many years an active member of St. Luke's Anglican

Church, Champlain Garden Club and Annapolis Royal Historical Association. Surviving are a

son, Charles Richard Jr. and his wife Lesley Griffith, Halifax; daughters, Judith (Mrs. Len

Creelman), Haliburton, Ont.; Sheila (Mrs. David Tinker), Markham, Ont.; Dinah (Mrs. Graham

Dalton), Clementsvale; brother, Sandford (Barney), Granville Ferry; 14 grandchildren; three

great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place under the direction of R.L. Hall Funeral Home,

Annapolis Royal. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations to Northhills Nursing

Home or any charity.

OBIT # 2091 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 FEB 2001

HENDERSON, Elma Fern - 86, Camden, Colchester County, died Friday, February 23, 2001, in

Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Green's Creek, Colchester Co., she was a daughter

of the late Clarence and Georgie (Geddes) Burris. She enjoyed travelling to different exhibitions

and horse shows. She loved to dance and to listen to old time music. She is survived by her

husband, Ralph Henderson; four daughters, Fern Bates, Green's Creek; Barb (Mrs. Gerald

Delaney), Truro; Karen (Mrs. Walter Beers), Bass River, N.B.; Frances (Mrs. Stanley Carter),

Camden; a son, Brent (Diane) Henderson, Camden; 20 grandchildren, numerous greatgrandchildren

in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. She was predeceased by son, Floyd Collins;

two brothers, Earl and Suther; a great-granddaughter, Sara Bates. Visitation 2-4 today, funeral 12

p.m. Sunday, both in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Lloyd Burrows officiating. Spring

burial in Camden Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Harmony

Camden United Church.


OBIT # 2092 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 FEB 2001

HENDERSON, Allen Parker - 80, Camden, Colchester County, died after a very courageous

battle with cancer, Thursday, February 22, 2001, surrounded by his family and friends in

Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Upper Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Matthew

and Ella (Miller) Henderson. He was a well known dairy farmer, cattle dealer and worked in the

woods most of his life. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with the

Blackwatch. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. He is survived

by his wife of 59 years, the former Vera Bailey; daughter, Heather Tooker and husband David,

Camden; son, John Henderson and companion, Janet Simmons, New Germany; three

grandchildren, Aeron, Brad, Adrian; sisters, Ruby Jennings, London, Ont.; Elizabeth Lynds,

Truro; brothers, Ralph, Camden; Clyde, Ontario. He was predeceased by a son, Matthew; infant

daughter, Linda; two sisters, Rhoda Dean and Jean Reid. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, Legion

Tribute Service 7 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, all in Mattatall Funeral Home,

Truro, Rev. Lloyd Burrows officiating. Spring burial in Camden Cemetery. Family flowers only,

donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Harmony Camden United Church

or a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2093 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 FEB 2001

KELLOCK, Roy Allison - Age 78, of 4955 Plymouth Road, Pictou County, passed away on

Thursday, February 22, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was

the son of the late Earl C. and Margaret C. (MacKenzie) Kellock. He was a resident of New

Glasgow and Plymouth for the past forty years, having previously lived in Windsor, N.S. for five

years. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow where he had

served as Elder and Clerk of Session for a number of years. He was a veteran of the Second

World War. Roy was a member of the Welsford Masonic Lodge, Windsor. He was employed

with Canada Packers Limited from where he retired with forty years of service. He is survived by

his wife, the former Pansy Vacheresse; daughter, Susan (Todd) MacDonald, New Glasgow; sons,

Stephen (Johanne), Montreal; G. Roy (Anna), Milford, N.S.; grandchildren, Shawna, Alanna,

Scott, Jessica; sisters, Ione Carrigan, Stellarton; Viola Ross, Riverton; Jean (Raymond) MacKay;

Lois (John) Gillis, all of Plymouth Park; Marlene (James) Taylor, Trenton, Ontario; brothers,

Earle (Aleen); Sandy (Dianne), all of Plymouth; Gordon (Shirley), Glenfalloch, Pictou County;

Ross (Angie), Stellarton; Herdman (Mary), Truro and number of nieces and nephews. He was

predeceased by granddaughter, Jenna MacDonald; sisters, Erma Cameron, Margaret Greene,

Maxine Connors; brothers, Norval, Irving, Scott and three in infancy. His remains will rest in the

H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services

will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow with

Rev. Dr. James Farris officiating. Spring burial in the Brookside Cemetery. Donations in his

memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scoita or the Canadian Cancer

Society.

OBIT # 2094 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 FEB 2001

SUTHERLAND, Hattie May - 94, Brookland, Pictou Co., formerly of (East Branch) Black River,

Pictou Co., died Thursday, February 22, 2001, in Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Black

River, on February 25, 1906, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Cassie (Munro) Bain.

Mrs. Sutherland was a Community Reporter for the Evening News and the Pictou Advocate for

many years. She knitted for the Red Cross and the Salvation Army and enjoyed photography as a


hobby. She spent many years on the family farm in Black River before moving to Meadowville

and later Brookland. Her love for her family was very important to her. She is survived by

daughters, Elizabeth Eileen Crocker, Upper Musquodoboit; Christine Ruggles, Middle

Musquodoboit; Ruth Bain Roddick, Brookland, Pictou Co.; sons, George Hector (wife Carol),

Coquitlam, B.C.; Floyd Reese (wife Debbie), Toronto; 17 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, George William Sutherland; two

grandchildren, Donna Crocker and Henry Adam Roddick; a brother, Benjamin Bain; three sonsin-law,

Clyde Crocker, Harold Ruggles and Henry Roddick. Visitation will be held on Sunday

from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held on

Monday at 2 p.m. from Burns Presbyterian Church, West Branch with Rev. Kate Ballagh-Steeper

officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in her

memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2095 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 FEB 2001

ALLEN, Frederick Joseph "Fred" - 77, of Blue Mountain, Pictou Co., died Friday, February 23,

2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late

Frank and Margaret Isabel (Stewart) Allen. He had been employed with the Dept. of Lands and

Forests, Blue Mountain Fire Tower, McLaughlin's Greenhouse, McKean's Greenhouse and

Flower Shop, Michelin Tire, retiring from the Dept. of Natural Resources Fire Tower, Blue

Mountain. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Blue Mountain. Fred enjoyed

gardening and growing flowers. Surviving are his wife, Gloria (Peckham) Allen, New Glasgow;

daughter, Sherry (Ian) Rogers, MacLellan's Mtn.; sons, Stephen (Adele), MacLellan's Brook; Ken

(Sadie), Blue Mountain; Richard, New Glasgow; Michael (Bonnie), Westville; sister, Evelyn

Nickerson, Stellarton; 10 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He

was predeceased by sisters, Alice MacInnis, Charlotte MacCulloch; a brother, Robert Allen.

Visitation will be held 2-4 , 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Knox Presbyterian Church with Mr. Calvin

Crichton officiating. Interment will be in Blue Mountain Cemetery. Donations may be made in

his memory to VON Home Care or the Lung Association.

OBIT # 2096 – HALIFAX HERALD –

LEITHEAD, Harriet Lolletta "Hattie" - 91, of the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou and

formerly of Lyons Brook, died Friday, February 23, 2001, in the Maritime Oddfellows Home.

Born in River John, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Langille)

Heighton. Hattie was a member of the Lyons Brook United Church and enjoyed quilting,

crocheting and reading. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving

are nephews, George A. Grant, Lower Plymouth; Gerald Grant, Pictou; Aulden Grant, Stratford,

Ont.; Darrell Heighton, Lyons Brook; nieces, Shirley Bedford, Pictou; Faye Williams, Kanata,

Ont.; Marion McCallum, Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Ira on February 23,

1966; sisters, Alice Grant, Susan Campbell, Florence Morrison; brothers, Seward in World War I,

Alfred and Hibbert. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. only today in the McLaren Funeral Home,

Pictou. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in the McLaren Funeral Chapel, Pictou with

Mary MacDermid officiating. Burial will be in the Haliburton Cemetery. Family flowers only

please. Donations may be made to the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou or the Lyons Brook

United Church.

OBIT # 2097 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 FEB 2001


BROWN, Violet Etta - 84, of the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of Strathcona Place,

Pictou and Bay View, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2001, in the Shiretown Nursing Home.

Born in Glenwood, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late John W. and Hilda (Betts) Currie. She

was a member of the Pictou United Church and a life member of United Church Women Unit #3,

Pictou. She was also a member of the Princess Rebekah Lodge # 4, Pictou and the New Horizons

Seniors Club, Pictou. She worked in the Greendals Clothing Store, Pictou, The Seahawk

Restaurant, Caribou and a Fabric Store here in Pictou. Violet enjoyed card parties, knitting and

quilting. She is survived by daughter, Doreen (Jack) Logan, Bay View, Pictou County;

granddaughters, Lynn (Robert) Collyer, Tyler, Texas; Judy (Daniel) Kennedy, Upper Sackville,

N.S. and Cara (Jason) VanVeen, Bay View, Pictou County; great-grandchildren, Andrew and

Emma Collyer; Sarah, Hannah and Catherine Kennedy; and Madison VanVeen; sisters, Helen

MacDonald, O'Leary, P.E.I.; Vera Campbell, Saint John, N.B.; brother, Wesley, Summerside,

P.E.I., many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roderick Matheson;

sister, Hazel MacArthur, brothers Reginald and Denzel. Visitation will be held at 3:30-5 and 7-9

p.m. today only in the McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on

Tuesday in the McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou with Rev. Mary Beth Moriarity

officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only please.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2098 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 FEB 2001

CUMMINGER, Allan "Sherman" "Pop" - Age 90, of the Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly

of Trenton and Bridgeville, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2001, in the Villa. Born in

Lower Caledonia, he was the son of the late Louise I. Cumminger. He lived his earlier years in

Lower Caledonia and Trenton, prior to moving to the United States in 1927, returning to Pictou

County in 1973. He was a machinist by trade having worked for B.I.F. Industries for some fortyfive

years. He was a member of the Calvary Temple Church, New Glasgow and member of the

Concerned Citizens of Trenton. He is survived by his wife, the former Eva Barnard; stepdaughter,

Shirley (Mrs. Charles Pettipas), Trenton; step-son, Douglas Roy (Sandy), Calgary; 11

step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former

Christina Major. His remains will rest in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow where

visitation was held Sunday and from where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today with

Pastor Richard Moore officiating. Spring burial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Donations in his

memory may be made to the Calvary Temple Church, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2099 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 FEB 2001

DICKEY, Stanley K. - 80, of Middle Stewiacke, passed away February 24, 2001, in the

Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Middle Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Weldon

S. and Maude (Flemming) Dickey. He was a member of the Middle Stewiacke United Church

and a dedicated member of the choir for over 60 years. Stan was acknowledged for his work with

the Canadian Red Cross and most recently honored by the John Fisher Male Chorus for 48 years

of service. In his earlier years, he was a valued member of the Brookfield Elks Hockey Team.

Besides his great interest in many sports, he enjoyed sacred and old time music, dancing,

trailering and bowling. He will be fondly remembered for his many humorous stories and his vast

historical knowledge of people and events throughout the province. Stan will be sadly missed by

his wife, Hazel (Crockett) Dickey; sister, Geraldine (Victor) Burrows, Brookfield; daughter,

Marilyn (Ron) Morrell, Middle Stewiacke; son, Mervyn (Donna), Hilden; grandchildren, Jamie

Morrell, Truro; Tracie Dickey, Saint John, N.B.; Kimberley Dickey, Trenton, Ont.; Julie Stewart,

Alaska; Joanne and Sherry Johnston, Hilden; great-grandchildren, Colton, Peter and Jillian.


Visitation will be held today 7-9 p.m.; funeral service on Tuesday at 2 p.m., both in Colchester

Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating.

Spring burial in the Middle Stewiacke Cemetery. Family flowers only. If desired, donations may

be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Cancer Society or the

Middle Stewiacke United Church Memorial Fund c/o Cathy Dickey, R.R. #3, Brookfield, NS

B0N 1C0.

OBIT # 2100 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 FEB 2001

DALEY, Margaret Ella Ruth - 57, of Martha Street, Pictou, passed away at home, Monday,

February 26, 2001, peacefully after a long illness. Born in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow,

she was a daughter of Ellen Ruth (Roddick) Lochead of Union Centre and the late Alexander

Holiday Lochead of Westville. Ruth was formerly of Westville until she married and moved to

Pictou. The Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou employed Ruth for the past 27 years where she

was Dietary Supervisor. She was a member of the Pictou United Church and the Pictou United

Church Women, Unit #2. She had been Captain of the Pictou West Cancer Month for the past 10

years, was instrumental in starting the Meals on Wheels for Pictou and was Area Co-ordinator for

it. She was also a member of the C.F.S.E. Association. She loved baking, knitting and pickling

but the focus of her life was her family and helping friends and neighbors wherever she could.

She will be sadly missed by many. Ruth is survived by her husband, James Robert Daley; five

children whom have been honored to call her mother, Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth (Keith) MacNeil,

Moncton, N.B.; John Alexander, New Brunswick; James Robert (Shirley), Peter Wayne (Lori)

and Shane Anthony, all of Pictou; nine grandchildren, Niki, K.J., Chelsea, Darryl, Josh, Wayne,

Danielle, Britany and Patrick; brother, Harvey Roddick (Debbie) Lochead, Lyons Brook; sisters,

Irene Grant, Westville; Hester (Johnny) Duff, Oromocto, N.B.; Mary (Joe) Campbell, Pictou;

many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephew; brothers-in-law, Sandy, Wally and

Stewart Daley, Pictou. She was predeceased by sister-in-law, Rachel McLean; brothers-in-law,

John and Frankie Daley; mother-in-law, Libby Daley; father-in-law, John Daley. Visitation will

be held 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the Pictou United Church with Rev. Mary-Beth

Moriarity officiating. Burial will be in the Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2101 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 FEB 2001

TURNBULL, Edith Margaret - Age 84, of the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of

North Provost Street, New Glasgow, passed away on Monday, February 26th, 2001, in the manor.

Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Elizabeth Margaret

(Fraser) McClure. She was a guest of the Glen Haven Manor for the past four years prior to

residing in New Glasgow since 1942. Edith was an active member and worker for the Progressive

Conservative Party. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow and

was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughters, Margaret

Cameron; Jane, Mrs. Leander MacKay, all of Stellarton; Kathryn, Mrs. Lloyd Wilcox, Timberlea,

Halifax County; sons, William (Debra), Stellarton; Gerald (Nora), Riverton; fourteen

grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Adam;

daughter, Ruth; brothers, Alex, Arthur, Matthew, Fulton and by a sister, Gertrude. Her remains

are resting in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9

p.m. from where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with Rev. Dr. James Farris

officiating. Spring burial in the Brookside Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to

the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow or to the Alzheimer's Society.


OBIT # 2102 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 FEB 2001

JOHNSON, James Granville - 62, of Goshen, Guysborough County, died Sunday, February 25,

2001, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in New Glasgow, Jim was an avid

photographer, nautical adventurer, master scuba diver, assistant lighthouse keeper, fisheries

officer, boat builder, writer/storyteller, historian,

farmer/fisherman and most recently councilor for Goshen and Warden for the Municipality of the

District of St. Mary's. His was a colorful, exciting and energetic life, with a lifelong connection to

the sea and seafaring life. In the 1950's, he served as a navy medic with the Canadian Navy.

Following this, he crewed with the HMS Bounty out of Lunenburg to Tahiti working as crew,

movie stuntman/diver and photographer with the MGM production of "Mutiny on The Bounty".

He had a deep felt love for sailing and traveling, which took him as crew on the Bluenose II in

1964 to Cocos Island, assisting with underwater marine research and photography. Jim had an

affinity for marine life and research, resulting in a diving career spanning 40 years. In 1964, he

married his wife Carole and served as a fisheries officer with the Department of Fisheries on

Nova Scotia's South Shore. During this time he was an avid yachtsman and scuba diving

instructor. In the mid 70's he moved to Guysborough County and farmed until the early 1990's.

During this time he was actively involved in politics on all levels and served as Councilor and

Warden until his death. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, St. Mary's Male Choir

and a strong advocate of preservation and promotion of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive

Centre, Port Bickerton. As well, he served on numerous committees and boards throughout the

region related to his position as Warden. Jim was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He

was admired and well known as an avid storyteller throughout the county and beyond. His

passion for discovery and adventure will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew and

loved him. He is survived by his wife, the former Carole Hines; son, Dana (Andrea), Calgary,

Alberta; daughters, Debbie Goshen, Diane (Gordie) Johnson-Snook, Port Hawkesbury; 4

grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends and

family will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at King's United Church, Loch Katrine. A

celebration of Jim's life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., Lewis MacIntosh officiating. A

memorial service will be held at the Port Bickerton Lighthouse in the spring. Family request

family flowers only please. Masonic Lodge members are asked to attend a service for their late

brother today at 6:45 p.m. in the King's United Church, Loch Katrine. Memorial donations may

be made to the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre Society or to a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour. For the

singing sheet is the siren sweet, That tugs at the heart of men. And down to the sea they must go

once more, Though they never come back again.

OBIT # 2103 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 FEB 2001

MIDWINTER, Alice Florence (nee MacEachern) Avery - 82, passed away on Monday, February

26, 2001, at the Wellington Nursing Home, Hamilton, Ontario, following a lengthy period of

disability. Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late John "King"

MacEachern and Edith Christina (Hull) MacEachern Densmore. She was a member of St.

Joseph's Parish, Hamilton, Ontario and former member of St. John's Parish, New Glasgow. She is

survived by a daughter, Heather Sinclair (Walter) of New Glasgow; three sons, R. Wayne Avery

(Anna), J. Brian Avery (Irene May), and Jason Avery (Karyn Callaghan), Hamilton; by

grandsons, J. Mark Sinclair (Rhonda), Halifax; Ronald Avery, Hamilton; granddaughters, Melissa

Sinclair of Halifax; Rachel Avery of Hamilton. She is also survived by niece, Jane C. Weed

(Stephen Kottler), Lewiston, Maine and nephew, Jay T. Weed, Key West, Florida and by cousins,


Florence Munroe, Stellarton and Charles Chisholm, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by

former husband, T. Ronald Avery; by second husband, Frank C. Midwinter, Hamilton; and also

by her only sister, Mary Agnes (MacEachern) Hewitt Weed, Lewiston, Maine and stepfather, Dr.

Leon F. Densmore, Calais, Maine. She was predeceased by Duncan and Isabel Chisholm, the

special aunt and uncle with whom she resided as a young person. Her remains will rest at the

R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Almont Avenue, New Glasgow, on Thursday, with visitation from 7-9

p.m. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada. The

funeral will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, New Glasgow on Friday at 11 a.m.. Burial

will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow at a later date.

OBIT # 2104 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 MARCH 2001

BAILLIE, John James Alexander "Jack" - 69, of Scotsburn, passed away Tuesday, February 27,

2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in

Plainfield, Pictou County, he was a son of the late John and Alexandria (Langille) Baillie. He is

survived by his wife, the former Shirley Watters; sons, Terry, Truro; Kenneth (Mary), St. Peters;

Mike, at home; daughter, Tammy (Dale), Pictou; and three special grandchildren who were his

pride and joy, Geoff, Julie and Samantha, Pa! Pa! Loved you very much; brothers, Alden (Pam),

Westville Rd.; Leonard (Phyllis), Calgary; Gary (Carol), Plainfield; sister, Grace Hawboldt,

Plainfield; several nieces and nephews; step-father, Harold Morrison, Pictou. Besides his parents

he was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Weldon Hawboldt and two nephews, Alfred Hawboldt

and John Watters. Jack was a retired employee of Ferguson Industries, Pictou and will be

remembered by his family and relatives for his great sense of humour. Cremation has taken place.

There will be no visitation by request. A private family funeral service will be held at the

McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou with Rev. Kate Ballagh-Steeper officiating. No flowers

by request. In Jack's memory donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Summer

Street Industries.

OBIT # 2105 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 MARCH 2001

CHENELL, Walter Scott - 76, of Sylvester, passed away Tuesday evening, February 27, 2001, in

the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Sylvester, he was a son of the late Jim and Ruth

(Brown) Chenell. Mr. Chenell was an overseas veteran of WWII serving with the Royal Canadian

Engineers. He was a mechanic by trade and had operated his own service station in Sylvester for

many years. He was also a millwright and in 1967 became employed at Scott Paper Ltd. until his

retirement. He was a member of the Greenhill-Alma United Church, a founding member of the

Alma Fire Department and United Commercial Travelers. Walter enjoyed the outdoors and

woodworking as a hobby, but especially enjoyed the company of his family. He is survived by his

wife of 50 years, the former Audrey Yerxa; daughter, Lois Miller (husband Kelvin), Salt Springs;

sons, Glenn (wife Elizabeth), Sylvester; Jimmy (wife Mary), Loch Breem; Graham (wife Helen),

Truro; grandchildren, Michael, Mark, Craig Chenell, Gordie, Laura Chenell, Amy, Adele Miller

and Amanda Flinn. He is also survived by a sister, Doreen MacLeod, Brae Shore; a brother-inlaw,

Don Monck, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by a sister, Margery Monck; a brother,

Ivan; brother-in-law, Don MacLeod. Visitation will be held today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at Eagles

Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held on Friday at 1:30 p.m. from Eagles

Funeral Home, Rev. Jeanne Stright officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens,

Sylvester. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Terry Fox Fund,

the Green Hill-Alma United Church or a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2106 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 MARCH 2001


POWELL (MacKeen), Wilma - Age 80, Aspen, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 28,

2001, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Aspen, Guysborough County, N.S.,

she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Bessie (Tate) MacKeen. She edited and produced

"MacKeen Chiefs 1990", a genealogy of the MacKeen sept, encompassing more than five

thousand names and organized the first MacKeen reunion on an international scale with more

than five hundred in attendance, titled "Reunion 90". Wilma was an exceptional wife, mother,

surrogate mother, sister and friend with deep religious conviction. She was a leader among her

peers and will be deeply missed by all those she touched. She was employed in retail for many

years, also Trenton Industries and North American Life. She was a life member of the Kirk

United Church, also a choir member and Elder, a member of the United Church Women, member

of the Women's Institute of Nova Scotia, the Greenfield Sports Centre and the Gunshop Membry

Club. She is survived by her husband, Raymond N. Powell, Aspen; two daughters, Karen, (Mrs.

Bryan Miller), Nanaimo, B.C.; Claudia, (Mrs. Randy Currie), Dartmouth, N.S.; son, Raymond C.,

Halifax, N.S.; four grandchildren, Kristan and Tara Miller, Nanaimo, B.C.; Christopher and Kyle

Currie, Dartmouth, N.S. and brother, Isaac, Oshawa, Ontario. She was predeceased by two sisters,

Pauline Grant, Lillian MacInnis; two brothers, Ivan and Lowell. Cremation will take place. There

will be no visitation. A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday from the Kirk

United Church, Aspen, with Rev. James Forbes officiating. Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery,

Aspen. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Kirk United Church,

Aspen or to The Lung Association.Arrangements are under the direction of the H.W. Angus

Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2107 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 MARCH 2001

DORT, Mary Léonne - 77, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Country Harbour,

NS, passed away March 1, 2001, in the manor. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, she was the daughter of

the late John and Margaret (Chalk) Boyer. She had resided in King City, Ontario before moving

to Nova Scotia in 1971. She is survived by daughter, Laurie (Ron) Langille, New Glasgow; son,

Paul (Janice), Truro; brother, Napoleon, Spryfield, NS; grandchildren, Anita (Peter) Young,

Alison (Johnathan) MacLeod; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Joey and Logan; sisters-in-law,

Shirley Trenholm, Prescott, Ont.; Elaine Frye, Brantford, Ont.; great friends, Marie Porter,

Country Harbour; Gwen Cameron, Autumn Crest, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leroy Raymond Dort; sons, Billy and Ray; sisters,

Elizabeth and Anna Rose; brothers, James, Joseph, Bernard, John Jr., Oscar, Anthony, Eugene

and Anastauce "Bill". Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until the time of funeral at 3:30 p.m.

today, March 2, 2001, at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Father Sidney Mifflen

officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Country

Harbour, at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova

Scotia, the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

OBIT # 2108 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 MARCH 2001

FRASER, Sylvia Ray - Age 94, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Nelson Street

and Almont Ave., died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, in the manor. Born in Chance Harbour,

she was a daughter of the late John William and Minnie (Marshall) Fraser. She had been a

resident of New Glasgow for many years. She was a retired school teacher having taught in

various parts for Nova Scotia for thirty five and a half years. She was a member of First

Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow; Retired Teacher's Association, Alumni Teacher's College,

Mount Allison, Clan Marshall. Surviving are niece, Marie Compton, Ottawa; a number of grandnieces

and nephews; special grand-nieces, Heather Compton MacAskill of Sydney; Sharon


Chamberlain; great-grand-niece and nephew, Kelly and Derek, all of Ottawa. She was

predeceased by sisters, Olive Keith, Sadie MacDonald, Jean Butler, Elda MacDougall; nephew,

Walter Butler. Visitation will be 1-3, 7-9 today in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow

from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson

officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Heart and Stroke

Foundation of Nova Scotia. Special thanks to Edna MacLean for the love and devotion she gave

to Sylvia.

OBIT # 2109 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 MARCH 2001

SIM, Effie Mae - The death of Mrs. Effie Mae Sim, age 92 years, Marsh Street, New Glasgow,

formerly of Westville, occurred on Thursday morning in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in River Herbert, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence MacIsaac. Mrs. Sim

is survived by daughters, Florence Bishop (husband Murray), Toronto; Elizabeth "Betty" Latimer

(husband David), West Hartford, Conn.; Isabel MacGregor (husband Gary), Saskatoon; a son,

Hugh (wife Joanne), New Glasgow; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She is also

survived by a brother, Hugh MacIsaac, Parrsboro. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh; a

son, John; a daughter-in-law, Carol (nee MacRae); as well as brothers, Ron, Art, Nick, Dan and

John MacIsaac; and sister, Margaret Symes. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-4, 7-9

p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday from St.

Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville, with Rev. Glenn Cooper officiating. Burial will be in

the Auburn Cemetery, Westville. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to

The Women A Like A. Breast A River.

OBIT # 2110 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 MARCH 2001

BAILLIE, Robert Henry "Bert" - 86, of the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, and formerly of

Saltsprings, Pictou County, passed away Thursday, March1, 2001, in the home. Born in Lovat,

Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Robert Henry and Janet (Hamilton) Baillie. In his younger

years Bert worked for the Proudfoots, constructing hen houses, and served in the Royal Canadian

Army for four and a half years. A general merchant and postmaster, he was also a member of the

Canadian Corps of Commisionaires and was employed with the Children's Training Centre,

Pictou for ten years, before retiring. An active member of St. Luke's United Church, Saltsprings

since 1929, he was also a fifty year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35, Westville,

and a fifty year member of the Knights of Pythias, Westville. The last surviving member of his

immediate family, Bert is survived by daughters, Bertha Nisbet, Sylvester; Doreen Baillie,

Edmonton; sons, Donald, Lamont, Alta.; James, Dartmouth; Larry, Bonaire, Antilles; Raymond,

Lloydminster, Sask.; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins. He

was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" MacDonald; son, Robert; brothers, Jim and

Robbie. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral will be

held 3 p.m. Sunday from St. Luke's United Church, Saltsprings, Mary MacDermid officiating.

Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory

may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2111 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 MARCH 2001

MacEACHERN, Myrtle E. - Age 98, passed away at Gables Lodge, Amherst, March 2, 2001.

Born in Stellarton, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Gertrude (Simpson) Marshall.

She attended Trinity St. Stephen United Church. She lived for many years in New Glasgow

having worked with MTT and latterly as Manager of the Norfolk Hotel dining facility. In later


years she lived in California and Missouri, working in the hospitality industry. Retiring in 1969,

she moved to North Sydney and later to Florida and New Hampshire, settling in Amherst in 1992.

She enjoyed travel and sewing but the focus of her life was her family. She will be sadly missed

by family and her many friends. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Kenneth) Owen,

Summerfield, Fla.; son, Jack (Irene) MacEachern, Amherst; brother, Wilfred (Doris) Marshall,

New Glasgow; grandchildren, Bruce (Cathy) MacEachern and Jane MacEachern, Moncton, N.B.;

Brad (Anne) MacEachern, North Sydney; Alison (George) Murray, Sackville, N.B.; five greatgrandchildren;

sister-in-law, Gertrude MacNeil, New Glasgow; brother-in-law, Neil MacEachern,

Trenton; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John J. "Speedy"

MacEachern and infant daughter, Marion. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 4,

from the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where the funeral service will be held at

1 p.m. Monday, March 5, with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial in Brookside

Cemetery, New Glasgow at a later date. Donations to any charity would be appreciated.

OBIT # 2112 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MARCH 2001

MILLS, Edward William "Eddie" - 66, of Dawson St., Pictou, passed away peacefully March 4,

2001, at home. Born in Pictou, July 9, 1934, he was a son of the late Warren and Dorothy

(Dowell) Mills. A well-known fisherman in the area for over 50 years, Edward was the third

generation of his family to fish. He was the devoted father of sons, Vernon, Kevin and Randy

Mills, all of Pictou; and daughter, Storm Lesperance, Lower Sackville. Eddie had nine

grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, Robert and sister,

Carolyn Vienneau, both of Pictou. He was predeceased by a sister, Ann Parsons. Cremation has

taken place. Visitation for family and friends will be from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday in the McLaren

Funeral Home, Pictou. A service in his memory will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the

McLaren Funeral Chapel, Pictou with Rev. William White officiating. In lieu of flowers,

donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family asks that the

visitation and funeral be scent free due to allergies.

OBIT # 2113 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MARCH 2001

MacDONALD, Mr. John Alexander - 73 years, Lismore, Pictou Co., died March 2, 2001 in the

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Lismore, he was a son of the late James C. and Mary

Margaret (Chisholm) MacDonald. He had been employed as a machine operator with several

construction companies, retiring from R.A. Douglas Ltd. after 25 years of service. He was a

member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lismore and was a dedicated caretaker of St.

Mary's Cemetery and Mount St. Mary's Cemetery for many years. John was a member of

Merigomish & District Volunteer Fire Dept. and an ardent supporter of the PC Party. He was

affectionately known as "the Mayor" and will be greatly missed for his active participation in

community affairs. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Evelyn (Hendsbee) MacDonald; daughter,

Heather (John) Robson, Lismore; son, Terry, at home; sister, Annie (Angus) MacDonald,

Somerville, Mass.; brother, Lester, Vancouver, B.C.; several nieces and nephews. He was

predeceased by a sister, Mary; infant twin brothers and infant brother, John Anthony. Visitation

will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Tuesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with Father

Robert Day officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date. Donation may be

made in his memory to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund or The Lung Association.

OBIT # 2114 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MARCH 2001


MacGILLIVRAY, Daniel Joseph "Joe" - 74, Veterans Unit, Sutherland Harris Memorial

Hospital, Pictou, formerly of Lanark, Antigonish County, died March 2, 2001, at the Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Marshy Hope, he was a son of the late Alexander and Catherine

(MacDonald) MacGillivray. Joe moved to Lanark after the death of his father and lived there until

illness forced him to take up residence at the Vet's Unit, Pictou. He worked in construction most

of his life and drove a taxi in Antigonish for a number of years. He was a member of Arras

Branch 59, Royal Canadian Legion, Antigonish and St. Ninian's Parish. Surviving is his sister,

Mary Anne "Anna", R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. He was predeceased by a

brother, William "Bill". He was well loved and will be missed by his many cousins and friends.

Visitation was held Sunday at the MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. Funeral 10 a.m. today

(Monday) at St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev. Will MacPherson officiating. Burial at a

later date in the parish cemetery.

OBIT # 2115 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MARCH 2001

SCARAVELLI, Anne - Age 87, of 165 Eighth St. New Glasgow, passed away peacefully in her

sleep Sunday, March 4, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital New Glasgow. Born in Halifax, Anne

was the only daughter of William and Elizabeth Bodak (nee Bolin). Anne moved to New

Glasgow at a very young age where she became an enthusiastic member of the community and an

inspiration to all who knew her throughout her life. In her

younger years, Anne taught sewing and was an active golfer at Abercrombie Country Club. She

had a keen interest in cooking, politics, sports, painting, sewing, and needlepoint. As a senior

citizen, she conquered her life long fear of water to become an ardent swimmer at the YMCA-

YWCA in New Glasgow. She will be remembered for her enthusiasm and determination in

everything she chose to do in life and, most of all, her dedication to her loving family. Anne is the

beloved wife of Lawrence Scaravelli, loving mother of Lance (Lorna), Halifax; Nick (Sheila),

Woodburn, Pictou Co.; grandmother of Larry (Kim) Scaravelli, Halifax; Linda Scaravelli (Jeff

Sprecker), Halifax; Lauren Scaravelli, Halifax; Scott Scaravelli, Halifax; and Darren Scaravelli,

Halifax; great-grandmother to Rachael And Laura Scaravelli. Cremation has taken place. A

memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at 2 p.m. from St. George's Anglican

Church, New Glasgow with Rev. Jack Wainright officiating. Burial of cremains will be in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. A Reception will follow. Family flowers only.

Donations in Anne's memory may be made to the Pictou Co. YMCA-YWCA, 558 South

Frederick St. New Glasgow, B2H 3P5. The family wish to thank Dr. Rod Stevenson and the

nursing staff on 2 North of the Aberdeen Hospital for their wonderful care and a special thank

you to all who supported Anne during her illness.

OBIT # 2116 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MARCH 2001

BALCOM, Annie Mae - Of Moncton, passed away at her residence on Sunday, March 4, 2001, at

the age of 77 years. Born in Churchville, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie

(MacKenzie) Delaney. Annie was a registered nurse for over 20 years. She was a member of St.

James Anglican Church and a member of the Ladies Talent Chapter of St. James Anglican

Church. She also attended Acadia University. She will be sadly missed and always remembered

by her husband, John A. Balcom "Jack"; daughters, Judy (Russell) Dulong of Nictaux, N.S. and

Susan Balcom of Moncton; son, John Patrick (Jeanne) Balcom of St. Anselem, N.B.;

grandchildren, Alisha and Kelsie-Anne Balcom, John and Katie Dulong. At her request, there will

be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at St. James

Anglican Church, Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald

Rutledge officiating. In Anne's memory, donations made to the donor's choice would be


appreciated by her family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers Funeral

Home, (506) 857-8564.

OBIT # 2117 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 MARCH 2001

MATHESON, Hugh MacLean - Age 84, of 562 East River Road, New Glasgow, died Monday,

March 5, 2001, at home. Born in Trenton, he was a son of the late Jack and Annie (MacLean)

Matheson. He was a retired service manager from Vee-Eight Motors Ltd. He was a member of

First United Church, Trenton. Surviving are his wife, the former Hazel Mitchell; sons, Robert

A.F. (Sandy) Matheson, Ottawa; Hugh B. (Phyllis) Matheson, Halifax; grandchildren,

Christopher, Mark, Michael and Andrew Matheson; brother, L. Fraser (Sylvia) Matheson, New

Glasgow. Visitation 2-4 p.m. only today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from

where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. James Chisholm officiating.

Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations may be made to the Kidney

Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.

OBIT # 2118 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 MARCH 2001

TREEN, James Earl - 97, of Maplewood Manor, Tatamagouche, died March 6, 2001, in Lillian

Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in River John, he was a son of the late John and

Christina (Patriquin) Treen. He was a woodsman all of his life. Surviving are brother, Victor,

Clinton, Ohio; sons, Cyril and Herb and daughter, Patsy, all of Oromocto, N.B.; several

grandchildren; cousin, Marie Munroe, Pictou; sister-in-law, Violet Treen Forward, Trenton.

Predeceased by wife, Ethel; brothers, Arthur, Murray, Walter; sister, Julia. Visitation Thursday,

March 8, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John and where funeral service will be

held Friday March 9, at 2 p.m., Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating. Spring burial in Mountain

Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2119 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 MARCH 2001

RUDOLPH, Frank Irven - 82, Green Meadows Nursing Home, North Grant, Antigonish County,

died March 6, 2001, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in

Pictou, he was the son of the late Jim Frank and Margaret (Walters) Rudolph. He was a former

resident of Port Hawkesbury and Old South River Road, Antigonish. He is survived by daughters,

Margaret (Huntley) MacIsaac, Clydesdale, Antigonish Co.; Frances Gavel, Lower Sackville;

Gladys Brow, Havre Boucher; Ann (Francis) LeBlanc, Port Hawkesbury; son, John (Debbie)

Rudolph, Port Hawkesbury; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and loving

stepdaughters and stepsons and their families. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first

wife, Susan Johnson; second wife of 14 years, Rose MacKinnon; son, Kenneth Rudolph;

grandson, George MacIsaac; stepfather, Lockie Murray and foster brother, Jack Anderson.

Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish today from 2-4, 7-9

p.m. Funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish. Burial in St.

Mary's Cemetery, Maryvale. Donations may be made to the CAREVAN Fund or the Heart and

Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2120 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MARCH 2001

MEYER, Rev. Geertruida Gerrieta "Trudy" - M.Div., B.Th., B.A., C.S.W., 55 years of age,

passed away on March 8, 2001, in Saskatoon, Sask. She is survived by daughter, Clasina Meyer-


MacKinnon and spouse Art MacKinnon; daughter, Melanie Meyer and spouse Terry MacIsaac;

parents, Gys and Tilly Meyer; sister, Maria Veenhuis, spouse Hank and children, Marty, Rennie,

Cindy, Richard, Vincent; sister, Tilly Meyer, spouse Don Fraser and children, Chris, Mathilde

and George; sister, Gerda Boon, spouse Rijk and children Ria, Tonnie, Jose, Gerda, Anja, Gerrit;

sister, Wilma Van de Pol, spouse Albert and children, Brenda, Theresa and Cristal; brother, Bill

Meyer, spouse Carolanne and children, Michael, Robert, Kevin, Chelsea, Julie; brother, John

Meyer, spouse Bahy and child, Lily; brother, Bert Meyer, spouse Heidie and children, Adam,

Sienna, Emma. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Gysbertus at two and a half years of age in 1971. She was the

Reverend of Mistawasis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Mistawasis, Sask. and was resided in

Shellbrook, Sask. She was born in Ede, The Netherlands and had also resided in Nova Scotia,

British Columbia, Quebec and Saskatchewan. She was involved with Youth Group and Sunday

School, Ladies Guild, Catherine Mair Society, Missionary Post, Tearmann House Volunteer,

Friendship Guild, Vernon Cadet Camp. She was loved and cherished by all who knew her. There

will be a viewing today, March 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Porter's Funeral Home, New

Glasgow. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 13, in the St. Paul Church, East River

Charge, Pictou Co. at 2 p.m. and will be conducted by Rev. Gary Tonks. Lunch will follow the

burial in Springville Hall, Springville. Donations may be made on her behalf to the Canadian

Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2121 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MARCH 2001

SCOTT, Alta Barbara - 80, of Dartmouth, died March 9, 2001, at home. Born in Westville, she

was a daughter of the late James and Mabel (McCoull) Emery. She was a 50-year member of

Grace United Church, a life member of United Church Women and Charter member of Elizabeth

Unit of Grace United Church. She was a certified clerk with Shoppers Drugmart for 18 years. She

was a former member of the Dartmouth Curling Club. She will be sadly missed by family and

friends. She was the wife of Kenneth Scott. Surviving are daughters, Linda (Kenneth) Brand,

Dartmouth; Brenda (Angus) MacDonald, Southwest Mabou; son, Alan Scott, Vancouver, B.C.;

grandchildren, Jennifer, Joanna and Matthew Brand, Laurel and Martha MacDonald. She was

predeceased by brothers, Milton, Robert, Irving and Alexander in infancy. Memorial service will

be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Grace United Church, Rev. Stephen Fram officiating. Reception to

follow in church hall. Burial at a later date in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Donations to

Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements

entrusted to A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home.

OBIT # 2122 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MARCH 2001

SCOTT, Kenneth Ross - 79, of Dartmouth, died March 9, 2001, at home. Born in Carrington, he

was a son of the late J. Robert and Sarah (Wood) Scott. He served in the RCAF during the

Second World War, a former employee of the Bank of Nova Scotia, Atlantic Traders Ltd. and IFS

Financial Services. He was a past president of the Dartmouth Curling Club. A member of

Sundowners International and past president and member of Austenville Owls Club. He was a 50year

member of the Grace United Church. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. He was

the husband of Alta Scott. Surviving are daughters, Linda (Kenneth) Brand, Dartmouth; Brenda

(Angus) MacDonald, Southwest Mabou; son, Alan Scott, Vancouver, B.C.; grandchildren,

Jennifer, Joanne and Matthew Brand, Laurel and Martha MacDonald; sister, Alberta Noble,

Toronto, Ont. He was predeceased by sisters, Mae Angus, Doris in infancy; brothers, Herbert and

Earl. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Grace United Church, Rev. Stephen

Fram officiating. A reception to follow in the church hall. Burial at a later date in Auburn


Cemetery, Westville. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation

of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to the A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home.

OBIT # 2123 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MARCH 2001

HOLMES, Minnie Isabel - 93, of Glen Haven Manor, formerly of 444 MacLean St., New

Glasgow, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, in the manor. Born in Greens Brook, Pictou Co., she was

a daughter of the late Evan and Sophie (Green) Cameron. She was a member of Saint Andrews

Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Guild and a member of the Pythian Sisters. Surviving are sistersin-law,

Mary Weir, Sherbrooke; Hester Holmes, Westville; niece, Patricia (Bernard) Farrell,

Milford; grandnieces, Belinda, Karen, Kimberley; grandnephew, Evan. She was predeceased by

her husband, James William Holmes; brothers, Earl, Elmer. Visitation from 10 a.m. until funeral

time at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow with Rev. Dr. James

Farris officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to Saint

Andrews Presbyterian Church.

OBIT # 2124 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 11 MARCH 1987

Mrs Laura Guthro, 83, 223 Abercrombie Rd., New Glasgow, died Monday, March 9 in

Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the

late Joseph and Margaret (Fougere) Benoit. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church,

New Glasgow, and Ladies Guild. She was also a member of Royal Canadian Legion Ladies

Auxiliary. She is survived by four daughters, May (Mrs Mike Martin), Gloria (Mrs Bliss Clarie),

both of Hamilton, Ont.; Isabel (Mrs Douglas Cleough), Tatamagouche; Laura (Mrs John

Maccumber), Westville; six sons, Clem, Little Harbour; Alex, Hamilton, Ont.; Vernon, Stellarton;

Daniel, New Glasgow; Clifford, Oromocto, N.B.; Douglas, Alma; a sister, Mrs Sadie Goodine,

New Glasgow; a brother, Leonard, Riverton; 37 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by her husband, John James; two sons, two brothers and two sisters. The body will

be cremated. Graveside service will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of

flowers, donations may be made to Nova Scotia Heart Fund.

OBIT # 2125 - EVENING NEWS – 29 DEC 1986

New Glasgow - Edward Gordon Rice, 71, 203 MacLean Street, died Saturday in

Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Lyons Brook, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Jarvis) Rice.

He lived in New Glasgow most of his life. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a

member of the Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by a son, John, P.E.I.; three sisters:

Florence, Toronto; Mrs. Mabel Humphreys, Trenton; Mrs. Helen McGrath, New Glasgow;

brother, Wallie, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by his wife Lillian; four brothers: Bill, Earl,

John and Herbert. The remains are resting in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where

funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial

Gardens.

OBIT # 2126 – EVENING NEWS – 30 DEC 1986

Thorburn - Everett Betts, age 85, died Monday in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New

Brunswick, he lived in Pictou County for the past 25 years. He was employed at various

woodworking firms. Surviving are several relatives in New Brunswick. A private service will be

held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the H.W. Angus Funeral Chapel, New Glasgow. Interment will be in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.


Everett Betts (Evening News, Wed., Jan. 7, 1987)

Thorburn - The funeral service for Everett Betts was held Dec. 30, conducted by Rev. John

Openshaw who brought a comforting message to all gathered. Organist Burns MacDonald sang

two favorite selections, The Lord's My Shepherd and What A Friend We Have In Jesus.

Interment was at the Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2127 – EVENING NEWS – 26 DEC 1986

Durham - Arnold Rutherford Cock, 80, Durham, died Wednesday in Aberdeen Hospital, New

Glasgow. Born in New Annan, he was a son of the late Clarence and Mabel (MacNutt) Cock. He

was a lumberman and farmer all his life. He was a strong supporter, reader, and showman for

many years of the Clydesdale horses. He is survived by his wife, the former Lola Thompson; six

sons, Arnold Jr., at home; Robert and Wayne, both of Durham; Floyd, Plainfield; Ivan and Brian,

Green Hill; five daughters: Carol (Mrs Peter MacKay), Braeshore; Norma Jean (Mrs Ian

MacCara), Wabush, Labrador; Betty (Mrs James Burns), Lower Truro; twin daughters Janet (Mrs

Sam Matheson), Green Hill; Janice (Mrs Ivan Millen); Westville; four brothers, Jim, Kitchener,

Ont.; Dan, New Annan; Bill, Great Village; Randall, Upper Stewiacke; a sister Dorothy (Mrs

Harold Tucker), New Annan; 28 grandchildren. The remains have been cremated. Memorial

service under the direction of MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John, will be 2 p.m. Monday in

Scotsburn United Church. Family committal service will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Canadian Red Cross, Pictou Branch.

OBIT # 2128 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 27 JAN 1988

Daniel Alexander (Sandy) Fraser, infant son of Gregory and Marion (Johnson) Fraser,

Bridgewater, formerly of Pictou County, died Monday, Jan. 18 in Grace Maternity Hospital,

Halifax. He is survived by a brother, Mark, at home; paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Amelia

Fraser, Sutherland's River, Pictou County; maternal grandmother, Mrs Helen Johnson, Broadway,

Pictou County; several aunts and uncles. Funeral was held Thursday, Jan. 21, Rev. Patrick

Maxham officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Pictou County. No flowers by

request. Donations may be made to Grace Maternity Hospital, Halifax.

OBIT # 2129 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 27 JAN 1988

Elizabeth (Bessie) McLeod, 82, Porter's Lane Senior Citizens Apartments, Westville, died

Wednesday, Jan. 20 at home. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Dora

Jane (Rowsell) Oldford. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and honorary

member of the ladies auxiliary branch 35, Royal Canadian Legion. She was past president of Hill

Crest senior citizens group. She worked at MacLeod's Restaurant for 16 years until her

retirement. She is survived by two sons, Gordon, Westville; John, Trenton; a stepson, Vernon

(Cy), Westville; two sisters, Tene (Mrs John Cyr) and Kathleen (Mrs Kempt MacDonald), both of

Westville; a brother, Kater, Montreal; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by her husband, Harry; two infant sons; three sisters, Lillian, Nellie and Winnie; four

brothers, Allan, Sampson, Garland and Albert; four grandchildren. Funeral was held Saturday,

Jan. 23 at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, Rev. James Grant officiating. Burial was in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2130 –EVENING NEWS – 29 DEC 1986


New Glasgow - Harry Hale MacDonald, 74, 232 Temperance St., died Saturday in Aberdeen

Hospital. Born in Westville, he was the son of the late Charles and Margretta (MacDonald)

MacDonald. He lived in New Glasgow for the past seven years, having previously lived in River

John where he had owned and operated a Shell service station. He was a member of the Christian

Fellowship Church, New Glasgow. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the

Canadian Army while stationed in Halifax. He was a former engineer with the CNR for 20 years.

He had operated MacDonald's Variety Store in Stellarton for a few years. He is survived by his

wife, the former Delta Mills; a daughter, Jean (Mrs Clifford Scott), Stellarton; a son, Harold, New

Glasgow; five stepsons, Harry, Ottawa; Elton, River John; Wyman, Dartmouth; Allister, Ottawa;

Roderick, Toronto; seven grandchildren; a brother, Leonard, New Glasgow; three sisters: Lottie

(Mrs Clarence Wilson), New Jersey; Agnes Burnett, Montreal; June Wood, Saint John. He was

predeceased by his first wife, the former Mae Porter; a sister, Jean Hawboldt, five brothers: John,

Charles, Redvers, Raymond and James. The remains rested at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home,

New Glasgow. Funeral service was held today (Monday) from the Christian Fellowship Church,

New Glasgow. Interment was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to

Christian Fellowship Church Building Fund.

OBIT # 2131 – EVENING NEWS – 9 JUL 1987

New Glasgow - Mr and Mrs George Fraser, Almont Avenue, received word of the death of his

nephew-in-law, William West of Calgary, Alta. The committal service was held July 1 in Calgary

following cremation, June 30. Mr West died June 25 at his home, 7 Deermont Ridge, Calgary.

Surviving besides his wife, the former Helen Archibald of Eureka, are a daughter, Ann, Quebec;

two sons: David in the West Indies; and Peter at home. Also surviving is a brother, Michael,

Montreal. He was predeceased by his parents.

OBIT # 2132 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 MARCH 2001

LEGERE, Myra Roselle - 78, Sunset Haven Rest Home, New Glasgow, formerly of Dartmouth,

died March 12, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Northport, Cumberland

Co., she was a daughter of the late James Walter and Cynthia Beryl (VanEmber) Brownell. She

had been employed as a school supervisor at the school for the deaf, Amherst and the Registry of

Motor Vehicles, Halifax. She was a member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Dartmouth.

Myra enjoyed oil painting, playing the piano, reading and volunteering. Surviving are her

daughters, Madaline Starr Fanning, Dartmouth; Rosemary Lee Fanning, Porters Lake; Holly

Nadine Fanning, New Glasgow; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by her first husband, Carleton Havelock Fanning; brother, Arthur "Artie" Brownell;

infant sister, Phyllis Brownell. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald

Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday with

Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later

date. Donations may be made in her memory to any charity of choice.

OBIT # 2133 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 MARCH 2001

MacGEE, Henry "Lawrence" - 27, MacKay Street, Stellarton, formerly of Watervale, Pictou Co.,

died Monday, March 12, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, after a courageous battle

with cancer. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Joan (Fraser) MacGee, New Glasgow and

Leo MacGee, Watervale. Lawrence was employed at T.R.A. Limited, Stellarton. He enjoyed and

spent many hours sport fishing with his family and friends. Besides his parents, he is survived by

his fiancée, Cindy Rhyno; brothers, Jim, Minneapolis and Fraser, New Glasgow; sister, Margaret,


New Glasgow. He is also survived by maternal grandmother, Hilda Fraser, Stellarton; paternal

grandmother, Marion Murray, Strathcona Place, Pictou; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lawrence was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, John L. Fraser and paternal grandfather,

Fred MacGee. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home,

Westville, where his funeral service will be on Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mary MacDermid and

Major Carson Durdle officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester. No

flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2134 – EVENING NEWS – 26 JUNE 1987

Stellarton - The largely attended funeral service for Clement A. Balesdent Jr. was held at the

Christ Anglican Church on Monday June 15. Rev. Wilfred Wagner officiated and brought words

of comfort to family and friends. The choir sang two special hymns Safe In The Arms of Jesus

and Onward Christian Soldiers. Pallbearers were Mark Johnson, cousins Dana and Dwight

Alaffe,Vernon Theriault, Jim Linthorn, Travis Mahoney. Honorary pallbearers were Bernie

Gerrior and Billy Dean. Interment was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2135 – EVENING NEWS – 6 JUL 1987

Westville - Charles Marshall, 69, Union Street, Westville, died Saturday at Aberdeen Hospital,

New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Prosper and Ella (Smith) Marshall. He

was an adherent of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville, an overseas veteran of the

Second World War and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 35, Westville. He was

employed with Domtar Packing Company, Red Rock, Ont., returning to Westville upon his

retirement in 1982. He is survived by two daughters: Elizabeth (Mrs John Dooley), Kingston,

ONt.; Charlene (Mrs Barry Flynn), Stellarton; a son, Larry, Red Rock; four grandchildren; three

sisters: Mrs Ola Mahoney, Winnipeg; Mrs Edith Dunn, Sylvester, Pictou County; Mrs Margaret

Perrier,Nipigon, Ont.; a brother, John, Westville. He was predeceased by his wife, the former

Elizabeth MacLean; a sister, Claudina; three brothers, Lawrence, Gordon and Prosper, Jr. The

remains are resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Visiting is 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Heart Fund.

OBIT # 2136 – EVENING NEWS – 10 JUL 1987

New Glasgow - Mrs Jennie May Brennan, 84, of 674 Helen St., died this morning at home. Born

in Bridgeville, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie (Walsh) Neal. She was a retired

hairdresser, having owned the Venetian Beauty Parlor in New Glasgow for many years, and

instrumental in starting the Pictou County Hairdressers Association. She was a member of St.

George's Anglican Church, where she was very active in church organizations. She was a

member of the Sanctuary Guild, and the Business and Professional Womens's Association.

Surviving is a son, George, New Glasgow; three grandchildren, and three nephews. She was

predeceased by her husband, William; five brothers: Martin, Bill, John, Richard and Alex; two

sisters: Fannie and Bertha. The remains will rest at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home New Glasgow,

with visiting after 7 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in St. George's

Anglican Church, with interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to

the Pictou County Diabetic Association or St. George's Anglican Church SundaySchool.


OBIT # 2137 – EVENING NEWS – 3 JUL 1987

New Glasgow - Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Stallard, 88, of 57 Campbell's Lane, died Thursday at her

home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the lateWilliam and Mary Ann (Cowan)

Westerman. Mrs Stallard was a member of St.George's Anglican Church, Century Chapter Order

of Eastern Star. She and her husband celebrated their 67th anniversary in May. Surviving besides

her husband, Sydney, are four sons: Douglas, New Glasgow; Rev. Ronald, Cardston, Alta.;

Sydney, MP, St. George's, Bermuda; Gordon, Comox, B.C.; 11 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister, Ada, in the United States; three step-sisters: Mrs Mary

Smeltzer, Ontario; Rose (Mrs Don Bowles), Dartmouth; Jean Westerman, New Glasgow; a stepbrother,

Bill Westerman, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary; two sisters,

Ethel and Etta; two brothers, Jack and Harry; a step-brother, Ted. Her remains will rest at the

R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visiting after 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will

be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. George's Anglican Church. Interment will be in the Heatherdale

Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the VON or St. George's Anglican Church.

OBIT # 2138 – EVENING NEWS – 10 JUL 1987

New Glasgow - Shirley Margaret Ferguson, 66, Rose Heath Manor, New Glasgow,

formerly of 62 Elm Street, New Glasgow, died Thursday in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Philip and Martha (Henderson) Ferguson.

She served in Glasgow, Scotland, as a WREN during the Second World War. She was a

receptionist for Dr. Wayne Beaton, Dartmouth, and an x-ray technician at the Aberdeen Hospital.

She was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. She is survived by a nephew, James

Philip Ferguson; and a grand-niece, Sasha Elizabeth Ferguson, both of Lourdes. She was

predeceased by a brother, Philip. The remains are resting in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New

Glasgow, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Visiting hours begin at 2 p.m. today.

Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Canadian

Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2139 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MARCH 2001

JORDAN (Moore), Florence Katherine - Age 87, of the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou,

formerly of the Hillside View Senior Citizens, 235 Little Harbour Rd., New Glasgow, passed

away on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in the Shiretown Nursing Home. Born in Piedmont, she was a

daughter of the late Leapold and Elan Napier. She was a resident of Pictou County for most of her

life prior to which she had resided in Leitches Creek, Cape Breton for 15 years. She was a

member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow and had worked as a baby-sitter for a number of

children in her earlier years. She is survived by son, Hilton and daughter-in-law Ann, Riverview,

N.B.; grandchildren, Dan, Vancouver; Kelly (Troy) Reid, Pictou; Darryl (Allyson), Sarnia,

Ontario; twin great-grandchildren, Kayla and MacKenzie Reid, who were her pride and joy;

sisters, Jenny Napier, Sadie Sullivan, both of Riverton; several nieces and nephews. She was

predeceased by her first husband, Archibald Moore; second husband, Frank Jordan; brother,

Mike; sisters, Annie MacLean, Murial Allen and Bessie Sutherland. Her remains will rest in the

H.W.Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where

funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, with Rev. Chalmers Hatcher officiating. Burial

will be at a later date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made

to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the VON


OBIT # 2140 - HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MARCH 2001

LEWIS (Suttis), Phyllis - Passed away March 12, 2001, in Caribou Memorial Hospital, Williams

Lake, B.C. with her family and friends at her side. Born in Halfway Brook, Colchester Co., she

was a daughter of the late Walter and Dorcas (Dean) Suttis. She is survived by her daughters,

Judy (Ken) Ratch, 100 Mile House, B.C.; Helen and companion Ken Sanford, Lac La Hache,

B.C.; Lynn (Ron) Lynds, Williams Lake, B.C.; Jill Jackson, Kamloops, B.C.; sons, Bruce and

wife Darlene, Merritt, B.C.; Ron, Clearwater, B.C.; sisters, Peggy (Fred) Rutherford, Hamilton,

Ont.; Shirley (Jerry) Peters, Truro; Joan Southern, Williams Lake, B.C.; Velma (Jim) Venner,

Elderbank; Linda (John) Geddes, Middle Stewiacke; brothers, George and wife Jeannie, Williams

Lake, B.C.; Dean, Bear Lake, B.C.; sister-in-law, Audrey (Mac) MacLellan, Economy; uncle,

Trueman and Barb Suttis, Truro; aunt, Jessie Butcher, Upper Stewiacke; aunt, Florence Dean,

Truro; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A private

family funeral service will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. in Williams Lake, B.C.

OBIT # 2141 - HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MARCH 2001

MATHESON (Keating), Catherine Susan - Age 89, of the Maple Crest Senior Citizens,

Stellarton, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born

in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (MacLellan) Keating.

Catherine was a resident of Stellarton for most of her life and was a member of Our Lady of

Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by sons, Adrian (Simone), North Vancouver,

B.C.; Brian (Stephanie), Halifax; grandchildren, David, Susan; great-grandchildren, Killee and

Matthew; former daughter-in-law, Helen McChesney; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and

grand-nephews; in particular, her niece, neighbour and friend, Ruth Whidden, who was there for

her everyday and for this we thank her. She was predeceased by husband, David and by son,

Donnie. Catherine was the eldest of her siblings and was predeceased by brothers, John Michael,

John Frances and by sisters, Anastasia, Anastasia, Patricia, Mary, Theresa and Veronica. Her

remains will rest in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation Friday from 2-

4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman

Catholic Church with Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the parish

cemetery. Following the funeral mass there will be a reception in the church hall. Donations in

her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. "There is no love like a mother's love".

OBIT # 2142 - HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MARCH 2001

PHILLIPS, Lillian Marguerite "Lil" - Age 85, of 62 Abercrombie Road, New Glasgow, passed

away on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at her home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the

late Caesar and Jessie (Ritchie) Moscardini. She was a resident of New Glasgow for all of her

life. She was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow and a former member of

the Gyroettes of New Glasgow. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Lillian was known as a kind and giving person whose door was always open to her many friends

and their families. She will be missed by all of them. She is survived by daughter, Judy (John)

Stanhope, Halifax; grandsons, Derek, Peter and granddaughter, Julie, all of Halifax. She was

predeceased by son, Barry; brother, Sonny; sister, Nellie. By request of the deceased, the remains

have been donated to medical science. A memorial service in her memory will be held at 2 p.m.

on Sunday in St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Jack Wainwright officiating. No

flowers by request. Donations in her memory may be made to Special Olympics, c/o H.C.R.S.,

483 East River Rd., New Glasgow, NS, B2H 3R3. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W.

Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 2143 - HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MARCH 2001

STEWART, Catherine Elizabeth - 89, Cowan Street, Westville, occurred on Wednesday, March

14, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the

late Albert and Carrie (Ross) Thompson. Mrs. Stewart was a member of St. Paul's United Church,

Westville, the Bertha Unit and the Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge. She and her husband Wesley

operated Stewart's Grocery on Cowan Street for many years. She spent her life loving and caring

for her family. She is survived by daughters, Patsy (Graham) Carson, New Glasgow; Olivia

(James) Cameron, Hazel Glen; son, Tom (Joyce), Westville. Mrs. Stewart is also survived by

grandchildren, Earl (Karen) Carson, Westville; Betty (Michael) Sears, Dartmouth; Douglas

(Cathy) Cameron, Scotsburn; Colleen (Mike) Richard, Dawson Creek, B.C.; Alex (Gina)

Cameron, Hazel Glen; Carrie Stewart and Luke Stewart, Westville; great-grandchildren, Gordon,

Blair, Aaron and Jeremy Cameron, Kyle and Cameron Sears, Brandon and Tyler Cameron,

Nicholas Richard and Karlee Carson; sisters, Annie Halliday, Port Colburn, Ont.; Alice (Ian)

MacKenzie, Mill Brook; brother, Robert Thompson, Westville; sisters-in-law, Vivian Thompson,

Stellarton; Annie Thompson, Stellarton, Margery Thompson, Kingston, Ont. She was

predeceased by her husband, Wesley and infant daughter, Laureen; brothers, Arthur Leonard

(Alma), Warren, Ross, George and Harold Thompson and brother-in-law, William

Halliday.Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-5, 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul United Church, Westville with Rev.

Scott Hillier officiating. Spring burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers

only, donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul's United Church or a charity of one's

choice.

OBIT # 2144 – EVENING NEWS – 27 NOV 1986

Mount William - Mrs William Silver, 82, of this community died Wednesday evening in the

Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Mount William, she was the former Margaret Jean Watters, daughter

of the late William and Margaret (Sutherland) Watters. She was an adherent of St. Andrew's

Presbyterian Church, Westville. Surviving are five daughters: Catherine (Mrs John MacKenzie),

Downsview, Ont.; Ernestine (Mrs Robert Cordingley), Rexdale, Ont.; Susan (Mrs Douglas Ince),

Stellarton; Charlotte (Mrs Ed Tambellini), Trail, B.C.; Joan (Mrs Alonzo Ferguson), Mount

William; six sons: Gordon, Dartmouth; William, Leslie and Kenneth, all of Ontario; Allister,

Saltsprings; David, Alberta; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a

sister, Nan (Mrs Charles Porter), Westville. She was predeceased by her husband, William B.; a

sister, Lorena (Mrs Arthur Favier); two brothers, Walter and Robert. Her remains will rest at the

Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, with visiting after 7 o'clock this evening, from where the funeral

service will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charitable association.

OBIT # 2145 – EVENING NEWS – 19 DEC 1986

Plymouth - The death of John Angus Stewart, 90, of Valley View Villa, formerly of Plymouth,

occurred Thursday at the villa. Born in Caribou, he was the son of the late Alex R. and Maggie

(MacLeod) Stewart and foster son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacKenzie, Elmsfield. He was a

member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, where he served as an elder. He was also a

member of the Fuller Lodge 15, Stellarton and the Southern Cross Rebekah Lodge. He was

superintendent of the Oddfellows Home, Pictou for 11 years. Surviving is his wife Katherine; two

sons, Sheldon, Plymouth; Ralph, Toronto; one daughter Florence (Mrs Vernon Greene), Halifax;

nine grandchildren and one sister Mary Moore, Providence, R.I. He was predeceased by three


others: Charles, Elmer and Stewart, and a sister, Marguerite. The remains will rest at the H.C.

MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, after 7 o'clock this evening (Friday). Funeral service will

be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from Sharon St. John United Church. Interment will be in Heatherdale

Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Memorial Window Fund

of Sharon St. John United Church or any charity.Pictou Advocate of Wed. Dec. 24, 1986 carried

the same obit with the additional information that the date of death was Dec. 18 and Caribou is in

Pictou County. Fuller Lodge number was given as 5. Rev. Norman MacDougall officiated at the

funeral.

OBIT # 2146 - HALIFAX HERALD – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 10 DEC 1986

Lottie May Gunning, 86, St. Peters, Cape Breton County, formerly of Trenton, died Wednesday,

Nov. 26 in St. Peters. Born in Pondville, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late William

and Ruth Burge. She attended St. Augustine Anglican Church, Trenton. She is survived by two

daughters, Anne (Mrs Murdock (Bud) Molyneaux),

Trenton; Rena (Mrs Jack Hicks), St. Peters; two sons, Wendell, Stellarton; Russell, Elliott Lake,

Ont.; two sisters, Mrs Mary Steevens, Halifax; Mrs Grace Edwards, Pondville; 22 grandchildren;

several great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday in St. Augustine Church,

Trenton, Rev. James Purchase officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Heart Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society

OBIT # 2147 – EVENING NEWS – 28 NOV 1986

Stellarton - Margaret N. Roy, 86, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of 110 Rundle

Street, Stellarton, died Thursday in the Manor. Born in Leven, Scotland, she was a daughter of

the late James and Mary (Jamieson) Napier. She lived in Stellarton since 1920 and was a member

of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. Surviving is one daughter Mary (Mrs Murray

Miller), New Glasgow; two sons, John, Stellarton, and David, Alberta; 10 grandchildren and 10

great-grandchildren; one brother, James, Ontario. She is predeceased by her husband, Andrew

W.; two sisters, Elizabeth and Mary, also by two brothers, John and David. The remains will rest

at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today, from where funeral service will be held

Sunday at 3 p.m. Interment will be Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2148 – EVENING NEWS – 29 NOV 1986

New Glasgow - Mrs Bertha Greenough, formerly of 264 Willow Ave., died in Oakville Memorial

Hospital, Oakville, Ont., Thursday. She was a member of Trinity United Church. Surviving is a

daughter, Eileen (Mrs David Dreyer), Oakville. She was predeceased by her husband, George.

The remains will rest at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, after 7 p.m. Sunday. A

private committal service will be held Monday at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may

be made to the Nova Scotia Heart Fund.

OBIT # 2149 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 29 OCT 1986

Ethel Cameron, 73, of Water Street, Westville, died Sunday in the Aberdeen Hospital, New

Glasgow. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the lateWilliam and Margaret (Grant) Munro. She

was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville, and of Crystal Fountain Rebekah

Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a son, Wayne, Westville; two brothers, Donald,


Springhill, and Fraser, Montreal; a sister Catherine, U.S.A.; and a grandson. She was predeceased

by two sisters, Alice and Lillian, and two brothers, William and Henry. The body was in Eagles

Funeral Home, Westville, with Rev. Fraser Dunbar officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale

Memorial Gardens. Mrs. R. Cameron – Funeral The Evening News, New Glasgow, Wed Oct 29,

1986 Westville - The funeral for Mrs Robert (Ethel) Cameron was held from Eagles Funeral

Home, Oct. 22, with Rev. Fraser Dunbar officiating. The combined choirs of St. Andrews and St.

Paul churches sang two of the deceased's favorite hymns, The Old Rugged Cross and Amazing

Grace. Pallbearers were: John Munro, Peter Munro (nephews); Charles Jackson, Clifford Lower,

John Pound and Robert Ferguson. Interment was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2150 – EVENING NEWS – 29 OCT 1986

New Glasgow - Mrs Florence Margaret Rafter, 90, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Acadia Street,

New Glasgow, died Tuesday at the manor. Born in Londonderry Mines, Colchester County, she

was a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Works) Armstrong. She is survived by two

daughters, Shirley (Mrs Mallory Rowley), Truro; Barbara (Mrs Warren Spicer), New Glasgow; a

sister, Mrs Marion McCarthy, Amherst; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by her husband, Alfred; a son, Carl; a sister, Cora; two brothers, Charles and Walter.

The remains are resting in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visiting after 7 o'clock

this evening. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Munroe Avenue Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2151 – EVENING NEWS – 24 OCT 1986

Trenton - Huntley H. MacLeod, 69, Hampson Street, Trenton, died today in the Aberdeen

Hospital. Born in Trenton, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mable (Wooden)

MacLeod. He was a retired draftsman from Hawker Siddeley, a member of First United Church,

Trenton, a former elder and member of the board of stewards. He is survived by his wife, the

former Martha Scott; two sons, James, Alma; and Thomas, Mississauga, Ont.; two grandchildren;

one sister, Marguerite (Mrs Robert Gravel), Orlando, Florida; three brothers, Danna, Arizona;

Max, Halifax; and Lenoir, Moncton. He was predeceased by a sister, Grace. The remains will rest

at his late residence after 7 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from

First United Church with interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

Pictou Advocate of Wednesday, October 29, 1986 printed the same obituary, with the following

additions/differences: date of death was Oct. 24; his mother's name was spelled "Mabel"; Rev

Alfred Woodworth officiated at the funeral. The Evening News, New Glasgow, Sat. Nov. 1, 1986

Trenton - Funeral service for Huntley H. MacLeod was held on Sunday, Oct. 26 in First United

Church. The service was conducted by Rev. Alfred Woodworth. James MacLeod, older son of the

deceased, gave the eulogy. Mr.Woodworth brought comforting words to family and friends and

read scripture. The congregation and choir sang, The King of Love My Shepherd Is, and men's

chorus with soloist James Wolfe, sang In The Garden. The pallbearers were, John Scott, Gordon

(Bud) Scott, William Chadwick Sr., Gary Ward, Irving Fleet and William Chadwick Jr.

Committal service was held in the church, and interment was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens

on Monday, Oct. 27

OBIT # 2152 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 MARCH 2001

HENDERSON, John Gordon - Age 90, of Thorburn, Pictou County, passed away on Thursday,

March 15, 2001, at home. Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late John E. and Christena

(McLaren) Henderson. He was a resident of Thorburn for all of his life and was a member of the


Union Presbyterian Church where he was recognized for serving as an elder for forty years. He

was also a member of the Hudson Masonic Lodge #77, Thorburn. John was a retired coal miner

having worked in various coal mines throughout the county. He is survived by his wife, the

former Annie F. Johnstone; sister, Annie (Mrs. Robert "Bob") Sutherland, New Glasgow; brother,

George (Freda), New Glasgow and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by

sisters, Janet (Mrs. Fred Cleveland), Elizabeth, Marion (Mrs. John Livingstone) and by brothers,

Laurence and Alex. His remains will rest in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with

visitation today from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 4

p.m. on Sunday in the Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, with Rev. Glenn MacDonald

officiating. Burial in the Thorburn Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in his

memory may be made to the V.O.N., Home Health Care, the Thorburn Cemetery or to the charity

of one's choice.

OBIT # 2153 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 MARCH 2001

MACDONALD, Alda R. - 45, of 248 Almont Ave., New Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, March

13, 2001, in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Lois M.

(Fraser) Macdonald and the late George Douglas Macdonald. She received her nursing degree

from St. Francis Xavier University. After nursing for several years in Grand Prairie, Alta., she

moved to Ontario and then to New Glasgow. She loved quilting and had recently opened her own

shop "The Quilters Dream". She is survived by daughter, Angela Hailey Wilson, Amherstview,

Ont.; mother, Lois M. Macdonald, New Glasgow; sister, Aileen Marie Grant (Philip), New

Glasgow; brothers, Fraser Stewart Macdonald (Bertha, Dawn), Woodburn; Edwin Douglas

Macdonald (Audrey), New Glasgow; nieces, Amanda Grant, Stephanie Grant, Olivia Macdonald;

nephew, Isaac Douglas Macdonald. Predeceased by father, George Douglas Macdonald.

Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service Wednesday, March 21, at

2 p.m. in Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, with Rev. Hugh MacLean officiating. Family

flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the

direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2154 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 MARCH 2001

MEIKLE, Mary Elizabeth - Age 87, of East River Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Maple

Court, Stellarton, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary,

QEII, following a brief illness. Born in Central Caribou, March 27, 1913, she was a daughter of

the late Edward and Isabelle (Talbot) Hutchings. In her earlier years, she was an active member

of the Sharon St. John United Church Women's Group and was well known for her baking skills

through her contributions to various functions. Over the years she and her husband, Ernie enjoyed

travelling throughout Canada and the United States as well as the Bahamas. She is survived by

her loving husband of 67 years, Ernest Meikle; daughter, Sandra (Don) Murphy, Bedford; sons,

Robert (Bonnie), Moncton; William (Marion), Calgary; nine grandchildren and four great

grandchildren. She was predeceased by her youngest son, John Wayne of Chilliwack and her only

sister, Betty (Gerald) Langille of Mansfield, U.S.A. Mary was a loving and devoted mother,

grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by many friends and neighbours as

well as her family. Special thanks to the staff of 8.4 of the QEII Hospital for their kindness and

support during this difficult time. Her remains will rest in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,

Stellarton with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on

Saturday, in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, with Rev. Howard Crooks officiating,

with spring burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Following the funeral service, there will be

a reception in the church hall. Family flowers only please but as expressions of sympathy,


donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Sharon St. John United

Church, Stellarton would be appreciated.

OBIT # 2155 – VANCOUVER SUN – 14 MARCH 2001

SHABATOWSKY _ Ruth Bernice (nee Worthylake) born March 20th, 1924, in Westville, Nova

Scotia, died March 6th, 2001. She moved west and settled in Edmonton Alberta, where she met

and married Peter in March 1949. Together

they raised their 3 children, Mary-Lou, Carol and Robert, and eventually moved again to

Vancouver in 1966. The family increased with marriages to Larry and Cliff and the birth of

grandchildren Brian, Tanis and Nicholas, who brought much joy to Ruth's life. She will be sorely

missed by many, but most of all by Peter who was faithful to her for over 51 years. Thank you to

many people who supported us over the declining years, especially Marjorie from Comcare

Services, the Staff of Renfrew Care Centre and the Renfrew United Church Fellowship. A special

gratitude to Billie who was with Ruth in her final hour. God Bless all of you. Memorial service to

be held, Saturday, March 17th, at 1:30 p.m at Renfrew United Church, 2855 E. 1st Ave,

Vancouver.

OBIT # 2156 – EVENING NEWS – 25 OCT 1986

New Glasgow - Kenneth N. MacKenzie, 68, 594 Nelson St., New Glasgow, died Friday in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Angus and Janet

(Martin) MacKenzie. He lived in New Glasgow most of his life and retired as a locomotive

engineer with Canadian National Railways after 40 years' service. He was a veteran of the Second

World War, having served overseas with the Princess Louise Fusiliers of the Canadian Army. He

was an adherent of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. He is survived by his wife, the former

Isabelle Reekie; three sisters, Sarah

Backman and Mary, both of Halifax; Florence, Montreal. He was predeceased by a sister, Emma;

two brothers, Percy and John. The remains are resting at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral, Stellarton,

where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial

Gardens. Donations may be made to Aberdeen Hospital, intensive care unit. The Pictou Advocate

of Wednesday, October 29, 1986 printed the

same obit, with additional information: date of death was Oct. 24; Rev. Howard Clark

officiated at the funeral. The Evening News, Fri Oct 31, 1986 Stellarton - Funeral and committal

service was held Sunday at MacQuarrie's Funeral Home in Stellarton for the late Kenneth N.

MacKenzie. The service was conducted by Rev. Howard Clark of Trinity United Church. Hymns,

The Old Rugged Cross and What A Friend We Have In Jesus were sung by members of the

church choir with Miss Evelyn Purdy as organist. Interment took place at Heatherdale Memorial

Gardens.

OBIT # 2157 – EVENING NEWS – 27 OCT 1986

Pictou - Laura Burdette Mellish, 94, IOOF Home, Pictou, died Saturday at the home. Born in Port

Mouton, Queens County, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Nickerson)

Payzant. She was a former resident of Halifax and Sunnybrae, Pictou County, before moving to

Pictou. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Pictou, and a member of the Princess

Rebekah Lodge. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pictou. She is survived by

several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene; four brothers:

Edward, Everett, Clifford and John; a sister, Lillian. Pictou Advocate of Wednesday, October 29,

1986 printed the same obit with


additional information: date of death was Oct. 25; Rev Lloyd Murdockofficiated at the funeral.

Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2158 – EVENING NEWS – 24 OCT 1986

Alma - Lillian Ann Alderson, 70, Alma, Pictou County, formerly of Springhill, died Thursday in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late George and

Eliza (MacDonald) Boss. She was a member of Alma-Greenhill United Church and Alma

Community Centre. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Joan O'Farrell, Alma; Joyce (Mrs

James Leger), Springhill; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs Violet Morrison,

Glace Bay; a brother, Harold (Tiny), Springhill. She was predeceased by her husband, George; a

son, Robert; a sister, Faye; a great-grandson. The remains are resting at the Eagles Funeral Home,

Westville, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Heatherdale

Memorial Gardens. Pictou Advocate of Wednesday, October 29, 1986 printed the same obituary,

with the following additional information: date of death was Oct. 23; Rev

Peter Fraser officiated at the funeral; Heatherdale Memorial Gardens is in Sylvester.

OBIT # 2159 – PICTOU ADVOCATE- 14 JAN 1987

Roland (Wesley) Taylor, 83, 125 Acadia Ave., Stellarton, died Friday, Jan. 9 at home. Born in

Granton, Pictou County, he was a son of the late James and Matilda (Smith) Taylor. He lived in

Stellarton most of his life. He was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. He

was a retired coal miner, and an ardent fisherman and hunter. He was the last surviving member

of his immediate family. He is survived by his wife, the former Bernice Rundle; a daughter, Ruth

(Mrs John Chisholm), Waverley; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers and

five sisters. Funeral was held 2 p.m. Monday, Rev Norman MacDougall officiating. Burial was in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Nova Scotia Lung Association.

OBIT # 2160 EVENING NEWS – 22 DEC 1986

New Glasgow - Ruth Harriett Freeman, 52, of 92 Maple Avenue, New Glasgow, died Saturday at

home. Born in Wolfville, she was a daughter of the late Lorne and Melda (Tivert) Rand. She

attended St. Georges Anglican Church, New Glasgow. She was involved with the Heather Figure

Skating Club and was a judge with the Nova Scotia Figure Skating Association. A member of the

high school band auxiliary, she was secretary-treasurer of radio station CKEC. She is survived by

her husband, Douglas; a daughter, Shelly, Halifax; three sons: Michael, Deryk, at home; and

Stephen, New Glasgow; a sister, Florence (Mrs Donald Hartley), Canso. She was predeceased by

a sister, Shirley. Funeral service was today at 3:30 in St. Georges Anglican Church. Interment

will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes

Association.

OBIT # 2161 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 21 JAN 1987

W. Sandy MacLeod, 64, of 115 Stellar Street, Stellarton, died Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Victoria

General Hospital. Born in Mulgrave, he was a son of the late Neil and Anita (Parks) MacLeod.

He moved to Stellarton from Mulgrave in 1955. A member of Sharon St. John United Church,

Stellarton, he retired from the CNR in 1982. He served overseas during the Second World War

with the RCAF. He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Mae Hadley; two daughters, Shirley

(Mrs Samuel Haywood), Hadleyville, Guysborough County; Carol, Calgary, Alta.; two sons,


Douglas, Stellarton; Kenneth, at home; a brother, Allan, Mississauga, Ont.; four grandchildren.

Funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, Rev.

Norman MacDougall officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may

be made to Sharon St. John United Church Window Fund.

OBIT # 2162 – EVENING NEWS – 25 NOV 2003

DUGGAN, Ann Isabel - Spring Street, New Glasgow, formerly of Westville, occurred on

Sunday, November 23, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a

daughter of the late Matthew and Annie Corbett. Mrs. Duggan enjoyed traveling, and especially

enjoyed looking after her cat "Puss". She will be sadly missed by her son, Henry (Rose),

MacPherson Mills; daughters, Shirley Horton, Halifax; Fran Connors (Charlie), New Glasgow;

12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry; son,

Aubrey; brothers, John and Matthew Corbett; sister, Della Emery. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in

The Church of The Holy Name, Westville, Father Donald Boudreau officiating. Interment will be

in Holy Name Cemetery.

OBIT # 2163 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 MARCH 2001

ATKINSON, Dorothy Berniece - 78, 37 Chapel Street, Springhill, passed away on Thursday,

March 15, 2001, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the

late Walter and Sadie Josephine (Cole) Tower. Dorothy represented Nova Scotia five times in

National Dart Tournaments and with her partner won the Canadian Championship Doubles in

1984. She enjoyed fishing, touring county roads, photography, playing cards, her family and in

later years her grand and great-grandchildren, who brought her great joy. "To my husband, thank

you for being a great friend and companion for the past 26 years and love to my daughters, Linda,

Betty and Tudy." She is survived by her husband, Laurie G. Atkinson; daughters, Betty (Sam)

MacDonald, Springhill; Shirley "Tudy" Cooper and Linda (Yuke Goguen) Ripley, all of

Moncton, N.B.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first

husband, Harold Fisher and granddaughter, Tracy Sproul. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

today in the A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where the funeral service will be held at

2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2001, with Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in Hillside

Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date.

OBIT # 2164 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 18 MARCH 1987

Edna S. Black, 71, 255 James St., New Glasgow, died Saturday, March 14 in Aberdeen Hospital,

New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late James and Louise (Lewis)

MacKay. She was an employee of the Goodman Co. and a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian

Church and Senior Citizens Club, Almont Avenue. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie,

Halifax; Beverley (Mrs Donald McGuigan), New Glasgow; a son, James, Amherst; a sister,

Marjorie (Mrs Hugine Harvey), Ottawa; a brother, Mervin, New Glasgow; six grandchildren. She

was predeceased by her husband, James; a brother, Roy. Funeral service was held Monday,

March 16 in St. Andrew's

Presbyterian Church, Rev. Kenneth MacLeod officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial

Gardens. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart Fund.


OBIT # 2165 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 1 APR 1987

Colleen Shirley Sponagle, 50, 11 Kennedy Dr., Dartmouth, died Friday, March 27 at home. Born

in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Emanuel and Florence May (Waterfield)

Collett. She was employed with Moirs Ltd. of Dartmouth. She is survived by three daughters,

including Darlene (Mrs John Cockcroft), Meadowville, Pictou County; a son; three

grandchildren; four sisters; a brother; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a

brother, Frederick. The body has been cremated. Memorial service was held Monday, March 30

at Evangel Temple, Dartmouth, Rev. Paul Pattison officiating. Donations may be made to the

Canadian Cancer Society or palliative care unit, Halifax Infirmary.

OBIT # 2166 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 1 APR 1987

Roderick MacDougald Boehk, 89, of Victoria Street, died Friday at home. Born in Westville, he

was a son of the late Ernest and Mary (Johnson) Boehk. He was a member of St. Paul United

Church, Westville, where he had served as an elder for many years. He was a member of the

Acadia LOL, NO. 45, and a member of the LOBA. He was an office employee of the Drummond

Coal mine until his retirement. Surviving are his wife, the former Josephine Allard; two

daughters, Leceta (Mrs Donald Higgins), Westville; and Celestine (Mrs Les MacDonald),

Sydney; two sons, Ernest, Halifax; and Rod, Westville; 16 grandchildren, and several greatgrandchildren.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Mrs. Florence Miller, Mrs Lena MacQuarrie

and Agnes; four brothers, Robert, Neil, John and Alexander. His remains rested at Eagles Funeral

Home, Westville. Funeral service was held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from St. Paul United Church.

Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2167 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 16 DEC 1987

Nettie Roblee, 74, of Acadia Avenue, Westville, died Tuesday Dec. 8 in Aberdeen Hospital, New

Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Blanche (Jackson) Lowe.

She was a member of St. Bee's Anglican Church, Westville. She was a former member of the

choir and the ACW. She had been a resident of Sunset Haven Nursing Home for the past several

years. She is survived by a brother, Ronald, Ontario, a niece, and two nephews. She was

predeceased by her husband, Charles, a sister, Cora, four brothers, Gerald, Harold, Earl and

Elmer. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 11 in St. Bee's Church, Rev. Calvin Russell

officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2168 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 1 APR 1987

Mrs M. Victoria (Vickie) MacKay, 85, Glenview Lodge, Truro, formerly of Trenton, died

Saturday in Colchester Hospital. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Norman and

Jessie (McDearmid) MacDonald. She was a member of First United Church, Trenton, where she

was a member of church choir for many years. She belonged to Lady Doric, Eastern Star Lodge.

She was a former member of Rebekah Lodge, the Maple Leaf Lodge and the LOBA. She is

survived by three daughters, Jean (Mrs Cleve Sinclair), Halifax; Marie MacKay, Trenton;

Margaret (Mrs Mackay Forbes), Truro; two sisters, Norma (Mrs Dempsey Mason), Stellarton;

Chris (Mrs James Rann), Truro; a brother, Hugh, Hopewell; 15 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; a son, Hugh; four brothers, Daniel,

John, Angus (Sonny) and Robert; a sister, Margaret; two brothers in infancy. Funeral service was

held Tuesday, March 31 in First United Church, Trenton, Rev. Alfred Woodworth officiating.

Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to any charity.


OBIT # 2169 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 1 APR 1987

Hubert Sanford Benjamin, 69, Lyons Brook, formerly of Hillside, Abercrombie, died Sunday,

March 29 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Diligent River, Cumberland County, he was the son

of the late Clarence and Mary (Kendrick) Benjamin. He was a retired laborer and former

employee of Heather Bowling Lanes. He was an adherent of Trinity United Church, New

Glasgow.He is survived by his wife, the former Elda Carruthers; two stepdaughters, Janet

Archibald, Brookfield; Donna (Mrs Robert Hellmister), Fredericton; a stepson, Bob Archibald,

Brookfield; five sons, Harry, Ottawa; Elton, River John; Wayman*, Dartmouth; Alister, Oshawa;

Roddie, Toronto; a brother, Bill, New York; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was

predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Lawson; two sisters, Viola and Hannak*. Funeral

service was held March 31 at R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Don Murray

officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the

Canadian Cancer Society or the Nova Scotia Heart Fund. *Please note that the Evening News of

March 30, 1987, states Wayman as Wyman and Hannak as Hannah.

OBIT # 2170 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 18 MARCH 1987

Donald Haig MacLean, 67, 46 Egerton St., New Glasgow, died Thursday, Mar. 12 in Aberdeen

Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Laughlin and Irene (Griffith) MacLean.

He was a former employee of Hawker-Siddeley and a member of Westminister Church, New

Glasgow. He was a Second World War veteran and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He

is survived by his wife, the former Jean MacLean; a daughter, Donna (Mrs John Turnbell),

Plymouth; a son, James, Sudbury, Ont.; three sisters, Florence (Mrs W. F. MacLennan), New

Glasgow; Sarah (Mrs Albert Dee), Trenton; Helen (Mrs Ralph MacGillivray), New Glasgow;

eight grandchildren. He was

predeceased by a son, Royce; a sister, Marion and a granddaughter. Funeral service was held at 2

p.m. Saturday, Rev. Evelyn Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Nova Scotia Heart Fund.

OBIT # 2171 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 1 APR 1987

Debra Gail Chaisson, 32, Central Caribou, died Monday, March 30 in Victoria General Hospital.

Born in Trenton, she was a daughter of Louis MacKay and Greta (Davidson) Smith. She is

survived by her husband, Stanley; a son, Stanley Louis, at home; two daughters, Jackie and

Tanya, both at home; a brother, Gary, Thorburn; her grandfather, Murdock MacEwan, Trenton.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, in Stella Maris Church, Pictou, Rev. Kyte

Gillis officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Pictou County.

OBIT # 2172 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 MARCH 2001

KITLEY, Joan - 82, of Glen Haven, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2001, in the QEII Health

Sciences Center. Born in New Glasgow she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Marjorie

(Simmons) Chaldecott. Joan was a Wren during WWII, an employee of Camp Hill Pharmacology

and Customs Canada, retiring in 1984. An avid gardener, bridge player and animal lover, she will

be missed by her best friend and companion, Rogan, along with her many friends and family.

Survived by her son, Richard (Mary), Glen Haven; step-daughter, Wendy (Robert) Kennedy,

Seabright; grandchildren, Erin, Gillian, Jodi Kitley, David, Julie, Joanne and Jennifer Kennedy;

ten great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Ronald H. Kitley; brother, John Chaldecott.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors Monday 7-9 p.m. in the Ronald A.


Walker Funeral Home, Tantallon. Funeral service Tuesday 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church,

French Village, Rev. Mark Marshall officiating. Interment will be in the William Black Memorial

Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the animal shelter of your choice.

OBIT # 2173 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 16 DEC 1987

Thomas Taylor, 95, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Aberdeen Ave., New

Glasgow, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Manor. He was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth

(Brooks) Taylor. He was a veteran of the First World War and served with the Veteran's Guard of

Canada during the Second World War. He was a retired checker with Hawker Siddeley, Trenton,

a member and former choir member of First United Church, Trenton. He is survived by a

daughter, Edith (Mrs Albert Kay), Trenton, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He

was predeceased by his wife, Annie; two sons, J. Herbert and Thomas in infancy, four brothers,

Joe, Walter, Weldon and George, two sisters, Molly and Alice. Funeral was Friday, Dec. 11 in

First United Church, Trenton, Rev. Alfred Woodworth officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale

Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Nova ScotiaHeart Fund, or any charity.

OBIT # 2174 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 MARCH 2001

DOULL, James Alexander - Professor Emeritus of Classics, Dalhousie University, died

peacefully in Carbonear General Hospital, Newfoundland, on Friday, March 16, 2001. He was

born in New Glasgow, N.S. to John and Irene (McGregor) Doull on February 10, 1918. He is

survived by his wife, Floy Andrews Doull, Clarke's Beach, Nfld.; daughters, Rev. Jane Virginia

Doull, Wawota, Sask.; Patricia Mary Andrews, Edmonton, Alta.; son, Corporal Gregory (Tracy)

Andrews, CFB Greenwood, N.S.; grandson, Nathan Andrews, CFB Greenwood, N.S.; brother,

Commodore (ret'd) John (Ann) Doull, Halifax; sister, Mary Doull, Halifax; nieces, Penelope

Roberts, U.S.A.; Elizabeth Doull, Halifax; nephew, John W. Doull, Halifax; several grand-nieces

and grand-nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in Christ

Church, New Ross, N.S., Rev. Gordon Neish officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. A

memorial service will be held in the chapel of the University of King's College at a later date.

OBIT # 2175 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 MARCH 2001

FRASER (Jordan), Margaret Elvada - Age 92, of East River St. Mary's, Guysborough Co., passed

away peacefully surrounded by her loving family March 16, 2001, in St. Martha's Regional

Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Jordanville, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late

Thomas and Sarah (Bennett) Jordan. She was a resident of East River St. Mary's all of her

married life. She was a long standing member of Bethany United Church and a lifelong member

of the U.C.W. Margaret was past Noble Grand of Sunlight Rebekah Lodge #110 and had received

her 40-year jewel and 40-year certificate. On her 90th birthday, Margaret received a plaque from

Bethany United Congregation and U.C.W. for her faithful service. Her life centered around

loving and caring for her family. Margaret was the last surviving member of her immediate

family. She is survived by son, Robert "Bobby" (Peg) Fraser, East River St. Mary's; daughter,

Juanita (Carl) MacGrath, East River St. Mary's; half-sisters, Martha Reeves, Denver

Guysborough Co.; Odessa Slaunwhite, Sydney; half-brother, Charles (Betty) Jordan, Garden of

Eden; grandchildren, Debbie (Bob) Younker, New Glasgow; Danny (Deana) Fraser, East River

St. Mary's; Kim MacGrath-Jackson (Alan), Annapolis Valley; Richard (Barb) MacGrath, New

Glasgow; Robbie (Janet) Fraser, Halifax; Rebecca Fraser, Halifax; Tammy MacGrath-Chisholm,

New Glasgow; Randy (Angela) Fraser, Dartmouth; great-grandchildren, Matthew Dutkoski,

Amanda and Emily Younker, Charmaine and Josh Fraser, Molly and Nolan Fraser, Avery


MacGrath-Jackson and Jada Rose Fraser. She was predeceased by her husband, Farley of 48

years and grandson-in-law, Dwayne Chisholm. There will be no visitation at her request. Funeral

service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Bethany United Church, East River St. Mary's with

Rev. James Forbes officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery East River St. Mary's. To

honour her wishes, we respectfully request no flowers. Donations in Margaret's memory may be

made to Bethany United Church, Maple Grove Cemetery or the VON. Arrangements under the

direction of the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2176 – VANCOUVER SUN – 18 MARCH 2001

RODGERS _ Donald Roy. Born in Stellarton, Nova Scotia on May 21, 1914. Passed away at

home in Burnaby on Tuesday, March 13, 2001. Survived by his loving wife Doris; children, Bill,

Norma and Diane and by his friends and relatives in Eastern Canada. No service by request. In

lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. FIRST

MEMORIAL 980-3451

OBIT # 2177 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 MARCH 2001

DeWOLFE, Dorothy Isabel - Age 81, of Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of South Foord

Street and Belmont Avenue, Stellarton, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in the villa.

Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Simeon and Maggie (MacDonald) Harris.

Dorothy was a resident of Stellarton since 1943, where she was a member of the First

Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Southern Cross Rebekah Lodge, the Ladies

Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union; a life member of the MacLellan-Fraser Missionary

Society and the Martha Society of the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. She is survived by

daughters, Sharon (Mrs. Paul Stetson), Marshfield, P.E.I.; Linda (Mrs. Hugh Thompson), St.

Paul's, Pictou Co.; son, Rev. Laurence DeWolfe and wife Janet, Halifax; brother, Lloyd, Porter's

Lake; grandchildren, Catherine, Tracey, Melissa, Melanie, Adam, Maggie; great-grandchildren,

Emily, Kirk, Spencer, Storm and Holden. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald;

grandson, Michael; brother, Earl; sister, Ruth Savage; foster parents, John and Margaret

MacIntosh and their sons and daughter. Her remains will rest in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral

Home, Stellarton, with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held at

11 a.m. on Thursday, Rev. Charles MacPherson and Rev. Janet Allan DeWolfe officiating. Spring

burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may

be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Pictou

County Branch; The Arthritis Society or to a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2178 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 MARCH 2001

SILLERS, Pearl Louise - 80, River John, died Monday, March 19, 2001, in the Lillian Fraser

Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in River John, she was a daughter of the late Sargent

and Georgina (Graham) MacNabb. Survived by husband, Gerald, River John; daughter, Muriel,

Bedford; sister, Eva Langille, Fox Brook. She was predeceased by brother, Harold. Visitation 7-9

p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, Pastor David Eagles officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald

Sutherland, both in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John. Spring burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice.


OBIT # 2179 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 MARCH 2001

DEAN, Wesley Hamilton - 75, Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit and

formerly of Dean, passed away March 21, 2001, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Dean, he

was a son of the late William and Myra (Hamilton) Dean. He was a lifelong resident of Dean

where he worked on the family farm. Surviving are his brother, Bruce (Geneva), Dean; Newton

(Joyce), Cranbrook, B.C.; sister, Beulah (Art) Huntley, Bass River. He was predeceased by his

sister, Viola. Visitation will be Friday, 7-9 p.m. and funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m., both in

Sharon Presbyterian Church, Dean, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Burial to follow in Dean

Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Sharon Presbyterian Church or

charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative,

Upper Musquodoboit.

OBIT # 2180 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 DEC 1949

The death of John Gilbert Stewart, eight-months son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Stewart occurred at

the Aberdeen Hospital after a brief illness with pneumonia. Besides the parents, three sisters and

three brothers survive Shirley, Jean, Muriel, Herbert, Don, and Billy. The funeral service was

held from the home, Water Street, conducted by Rev. J. G. Russell of St Paul' United Church.

Interment was made at the Auburn Cemetery, when two uncles, Gilbert Darroch and Sidney

Darroch, officiated as pallbearers.

OBIT # 2181 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 MARCH 2001

KAVANAGH, James Ryder - A native of Pictou County, recently passed away in San Francisco.

He was the son of the late James and Gladys (Burns) Kavanagh. Mr. Kavanagh was born in

Pictou, August 17, 1925. He graduated from Stellarton High School and St. Francis Xavier

University in Antigonish with B.A. and B.Sc. degrees. He later undertook doctoral studies at both

Fordham and Columbia Universities. He had a long and distinguished career in the field of

advertising and business. He was an account executive at Ted Bates Advertising Agency, New

York City and attained the distinction of being the youngest senior vice president of the agency at

the age of 27 years. He was written up in the Wall Street Journal for his outstanding achievements

in advertising. On May 10, 1958, he married Margaret Mary Daly, Bronx, N.Y. Mrs. Kavanagh

was tragically killed in a car accident three years later. Mr. Kavanagh later moved to San

Francisco where he joined the Bechtel Corporation. He was a member of the senior management

staff at Bechtel, and in 1980, Bechtel assigned him to what was then the largest petrochemical

project in the world at Jubail. He worked closely with members of the Royal Cabinet and the

Minister of Petroleum for Saudi Arabia. He developed several important position papers and

wrote speeches for presentation to OPEC by the Minister of Petroleum. In 1994, he retired to his

home in San Francisco. He was a world traveller; in 1994, he and his sister, Fay took a two month

tour of Europe and the Far East, visiting eight different countries. He is survived by sisters, Fay

Kavanagh, Stellarton; Constance Crowder, Ridgefield, Wash.; several nieces and nephews. He

was preceded in death by his youngest sister, Kathleen Malpartida in 1988. Cremation has taken

place. Committal of ashes will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.

OBIT # 2182 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 MARCH 2001

MacKAY, Erma Maud - 86, Eastville, passed away March 22, 2001, in Colchester Regional

Hospital, Truro. Born in Eastville, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Clara (Rhyno)

McCoul. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Malcolm; daughters, Pauline Graham, Eastville;

Dianne (Murray) Farnell, Enfield; daughter-in-law, Bessie MacKay, Hilden;15 grandchildren; 19


great-grandchildren; sister, Reta Deyarmond, Eastville. She was predeceased by sons, Sedley and

Karl; sister, Lyle Ellis; son-in-law, Jack Graham. Visitation will be today 7-9 p.m., funeral will be

Sunday at 3 p.m., both in Springside United Church, Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial will be

at a later date in Eastville Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Canadian

Diabetes Association or Springside United Church. Arrangements are under the direction of

Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.

OBIT # 2183 – UNKNOWN PAPER – NOV. 1930

NEW GLASGOW - November 27: The funeral of Alexander MacPherson was held from the

residence of his sister, Mrs. Samuel Gordon, the service being conducted by Rev. Hugh Munroe,

D.D., in the absence of his pastor Rev. John Service of St. Andrew’s Church, through illness.

The deceased was born in New Glasgow 69 years ago, and when a young man travelled

extensively. Following the death of his father he took up his work as stonecutter for a time. Some

14 years ago he lost his sight when at the oil wells in Calgary, after which he returned to New

Glasgow and for some years was proprietor of a small store. Two years ago he had a leg

amputated owing to gangrene, and since last October had been confined to bed by a recurrence of

the trouble. He is survived by one son, Donald and three sisters: Mrs. Mary B. Allen, Buffalo,

NY; Miss Margaret MacPherson, Sherborne, ME, and Mrs. Gordon, New Glasgow. Interment

was made at MacLennan’s Mountain Cemetery.

OBIT # 2184 – UNKNOWN PAPER – NOV. 1930

NEW GLASGOW - November 27: The funeral of Jacob C. Olding was held from the residence

of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Glendenning, Bernard St., on Saturday afternoon with Rev. Norman

D. Kennedy, of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. He was assisted by Rev. I. E. Fraser, of

St. George’s Anglican Church. Mrs. S. R. MacKay sang by request. “ The Old Rugged Cross”, a

favorite hymn of the late Mr. Olding. The deceased was born at Pine Tree, 81 years ago and had

been a resident of this town for fifty years, being held in high esteem by a large circle of friends.

For many years he was an employee of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company at Trenton, until

ill health caused him to retire. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Jane Sutherland of

Rexton, N.B.: one son and two daughters: James and Mrs. Henry Glendenning of this town, and

Mrs. J. Bernard Green, Sydney. He is also survived by two sisters: Mrs. Robert Murray, MacKay

St. and Mrs. W. G. Sproull, Bernard St., New Glasgow. Interment was made in Riverside

Cemetery, New Glasgow

OBIT # 2185 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 MARCH 2001

VIENNEAU, Dennis Craig - 56, 11 Baxter Ave., Stellarton, passed away Saturday, March 24,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of Katherine (Skoke)

Vienneau, Stellarton and the late Fred Vienneau. Dennis was a resident of Stellarton most of his

life. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. He was

employed as an industrial mechanic at Nova Scotia Power for about 25 years. He is survived by

wife, the former Peggy Kennedy, Stellarton; daughters, Denise Vienneau, Stellarton; Beverley

Vienneau, Stellarton; Lana (Paul) Veenhuis, Union Centre; Annette Vienneau, Halifax;

grandchildren, Christopher Cullen and Brittany Vienneau; brother, Fred (Sheila), Stellarton;

several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Bruce; sister-in-law, Mary Ann

Vienneau. Cremation has taken place. Memorial mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of

Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale


Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dennis' memory may be made

to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of

H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.

OBIT # 2186 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 MARCH 2001

BIGNEY, Thomas Harry - 70, Riverview Apartments, River John, died Saturday, March 24,

2001, at home. Born in Welsford, he was a son of the late Thomas and Hazel (MacIntosh)

Bigney. He worked for many years at Wil-Kare Paving and Maritime Packers. He was an avid

hunter, fisherman and enjoyed playing the violin. He is survived by his former wife, Jean

Munroe; daughter, Faith (Michael) Slayter, Dartmouth; sons, John (Marilyn), West Branch; Dale

(Melody), Sunridge; James, Saint John, N.B.; stepdaughter, Linda (Ches) Boutilier, Mount

Stewart, P.E.I.; brother, Benvie, Welsford; sisters, Eileen Falconer, Pleasant Valley; Margaret

(Gerald) Jollimore, Welsford; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews; his companion,

Donalda Ferguson. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River

John. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John,

Pastor David Eagles officiating. Spring burial in Mountain Road Cemetery. Family flowers only.

Donations may be made to North Shore Health Services Foundation, Tatamagouche.

OBIT # 2187 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 MARCH 2001

HERMAN, Christina Louise "Tina" - 195 Mountain Road, passed away peacefully March 23,

2001, at her home. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Christopher and Margaret (MacKay)

Herman. Tina attended school in New Glasgow, as well as Nova Scotia Youth Training Centre in

Truro. She had been an employee of Summer Street Industries. Friends and family will remember

her for her baking and crafts. Tina is survived by her brothers, Greg, Oakland, Calif.; Gordon,

Calgary, Alta.; uncle, Elmer (Sharon) MacKay; cousins, Cethlyn (Gary), Peter, Mary Louise

(Rob), Andy (Sol), Becky (Michael). She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Walter

and Mary Herman (Lunenburg); maternal grandparents, Gordon and Laura MacKay (Lorne). A

family service will be held Tuesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Tina will be

laid to rest in Lourdes Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Summer Street

Industries, 72 Park Street, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5B8 or the SPCA Shelter, P.O. Box 786, New

Glasgow, NS B2H 5G2.

OBIT # 2188 – VANCOUVER SUN –

MacKENZIE _ Jean Lillian (nee: Tattrie) of Vancouver, BC, passed away on March 22, 2001.

Born August 1, 1923 in River John, Nova Scotia. Jean was predeceased by her husband Clarence

in October of 1999 after 46 years of marriage. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara and

husband Bruce Gazin, their children David and Andrew; and son, Brian. Jean has two sisters,

Kathleen (Robert) MacLennan of Hamilton, Ontario and Irene Stone of Toronto, Ontario, plus

many other family members and friends in Vancouver and Nova Scotia. She was graduate of the

Royal Victorian Hospital and McGill School of Nursing, Montreal. She worked as a community

health nurse in Vancouver. After years away to raise her family, she returned to nursing with

T.L.C. and later with Paramed Health Services until retirement. She was an active member of the

Marpole Lioness Club and later the Marpole Lion's Club. She was an active member of Ryerson

United Church. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 1:30 pm at

Ryerson United


Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver. Reception to follow in the church hall. Flowers

gratefully declined, donations in Jean's name can be made to Easter Seal House, 3981 Oak Street,

Vancouver, V6H 2M7 or the charity of

your choice.

OBIT # 2189 – BERWICK REGISTER – 28 SEP 1898

A NOVA SCOTIAN KILLED - Captain Wm. E. Cook, son of Mr. T.V. Cook, ex general

storekeeper of the I.C.R. has been killed in battle in East Africa. He was about thirty years of age.

Captain Cook had joined the British expedition which left Zanzibar, for the interior of Africa

recently and was shot dead by a native. No particulars are given. He was a native of Pictou.

OBIT # 2190 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 11 MARCH 1911

Donald Ross, Elder, of Diamond, the old gentleman of 92 whose visit to Pictou a couple of weeks

ago was referred to in these columns, died last Tuesday Morning after a brief illness. He worked

as usual on Monday, but took ill during the evening and passed away as the morning dawned. Not

withstanding his great age the news of his death must have been a great surprise to those who

knew him as a neighbor, for he was bright and active as many men are at 70. Mr. Ross, we have

previously noted, was a highlander born, a native of Rosshire. He was twice married and leaves a

widow, two sons and a daughter. Deaths - Ross, At Diamond, Pictou Co. March 7, Donald Ross,

Elder, aged 91 years.

OBIT # 2191 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 MARCH 2001

SMITH, Annie Maria - 95, Eastgate Nursing Home, East Providence, Rhode Island, formerly of

New Glasgow, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, in the home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a

daughter of the late George and Maria (Peake) Smith. She lived in the United States since 1949

where she worked as a domestic homemaker. She was a member of The Pentecostal Gospel

Temple, Women's Christian Temperance Union and The African Violet Club. She was the last

surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by sisters, Jessie Moore, Jean

Smith, Lalia Gratto. Visitation 7-8 p.m. today, funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday,

both in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Richard Moore officiating. Burial in

Brookside Cemetery at a later date.

OBIT # 2192 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MARCH 2001

MacDOUGALL, Violet Mae - 84, Forge St., Trenton, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Marie, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Edna

(Robbins) Hayden. She was a resident of Trenton since early childhood. Her life was her children,

grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of First United Church, Trenton.

Surviving are sons, Perry (Linda), London, England; Kenneth (Leta), Scotsburn; Don (Lynn),

Pictou Landing Road; Scott, Kingston, Ont.; daughter, Bonnie (Charlie) Matheson, Trenton; 13

grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Victor

MacDougall; baby daughters, Kenda Ann and Kathy; brothers, Wendell, Brenton, Leamon; sister,

Edith Ryan. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral

service 1 p.m. Thursday in First United Church, Trenton, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial

in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke

Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 2193 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 MARCH 2001

HEFFLER, Donaldson Foster "Don" - 84, Halifax, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in

the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born May 4, 1916 in Halifax, he was a son of the late Canon

Foster A.W. Heffler and Gwynne (Tremaine) Heffler. He was a veteran of the Second World War

having served as one of the 150 Canadian Raleighites in the British Navy. He also served with the

Royal Canadian Dragoons and saw action in France, Italy and Holland. Following the war, he

worked as a job placement officer with the Unemployment Insurance Commission. He also

worked in sales as a representative for W.H. Schwartz and Sons Ltd. and for Cruickshank Guild.

His last job from which he retired was with the Department of Education as Supervisor of

Cirriculum for Training in Industry. In his early years, Don was active in Trinity Anglican

Church as a lay reader and he was a member of the Halifax Lions Club. He is survived by sons,

Don E. (Lorraine), Black Point; Terry L. (Barbara), Toronto; grandson, Jason; sisters, Nancy

(Ben) Legate, Truro; Adele Parrot, Coquitlam, B.C. and Ruth Atkinson, St. Catharine's, Ont. He

was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Helen "Pat" (Prendergast); sister, Phyllis and brother,

Tremaine. The family would like to extend special thanks to his long-time caregivers for their

excellent care of Dad. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Atlantic Funeral

Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, in

Trinity Anglican Church, 5435 Cogswell St., Rev. Gregory McMullin officiating. A reception

will be in the church hall followed by interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church, 5435 Cogswell St.,

Halifax, NS B3J 1R1, 423-7077.

OBIT # 2194 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 MARCH 2001

WHITE, Wesley Eugene "Wes" - 61, MacLellan's Brook, Pictou Co., passed away Wednesday,

March 28, 2001, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Noel Road, Hants Co., he was a

son of the late Eugene and Dorcas (MacCulloch) White. He was a resident of MacLellan's Brook

for about 20 years. He was a former employee of Scott Maritimes Limited as a millwright,

retiring due to ill health. He was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton; the

Hudson Masonic Lodge, No. 77, Thorburn and the local 440 Pulp and Paper Union. He enjoyed

carpentry work and was a hockey enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia

Beckman; daughters, Jacqueline (Shane) MacIvor, Merigomish; Penny (Tim) Singer,

Kennetcook; sons, Gregory (Patti), Fraser's Mountain; Jeffery, at home; grandchildren, Morgan,

Cassidy, Paige, Tyler; sisters, Etta, Halifax; Maizie (Bob) Withrow, Elmsdale and by brother,

Ray (Laura), Shubenacadie. He was predeceased by brothers, Pernell and Waynie. His remains

will rest in H.W.Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9

p.m. A public graveside committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. James

Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Noel Road, Hants Co. Family flowers only please. Donations in

his memory may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada, 13 Water Street N., P.O. Box

1269, Cambridge, ON N1R 7G6.

OBIT # 2195 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 MARCH 2001

WORK (MacKay), Myrtle Blanche - Passed away March 28, 2001, in Colchester Regional

Hospital, Truro. Born May 11, 1919, in Fox Brook, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late

Daniel and Ruth MacKay and last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a former

employee of Stanfield's Ltd. and a long-standing member of St. James Presbyterian Church,

Truro, where she was a member of the Ladies Social Circle. She enjoyed many senior activities


and was a member of the Good Neighbours Seniors Club. Throughout her lifetime she maintained

a keen interest in politics and the world around her. In 1986, she was presented with a Certificate

of Appreciation in recognition of her many years of valued service to the P.C. Association of

Nova Scotia. Among her other interest were the enjoyment of music, singing, dancing, the

challenge of completing the daily crossword puzzles and her love of travel. During later years,

her greatest joy came from socializing and just spending time with her friends and extended

family. She will be remembered for her friendly, kind, caring and unselfish manner, making her a

friend to all who knew her. Left to mourn her loss are, niece, Shirley and her husband Brenton

Cooke, Halifax; their children, Jeffrey, his wife Patricia and their son Cody, Dartmouth; Jennifer,

her husband Craig Prall, their children, Jessica and Jonathan, Bedford; niece, Jean MacKay,

Elgin; nephews, Arthur MacKay, Fox Brook; Thomas MacKay, Germany; Cameron Jardine,

Ontario. She was predeceased in 1995 by her husband of 45 years, John Frederick; sisters, Mary

and Mildred; brothers, Daniel and Roderick; nephews, Lloyd MacKay and Leonard MacKay.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. No visitation by

request. A service of remembrance will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in St. James Presbyterian

Church, Truro, Rev. Clair MacLeod officiating. Private interment at a later date in Terrace Hill

Cemetery, Truro. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or

charity of choice. "Remember me with thoughts of peace, live each day with your heart. Grieve

not for me, though I am gone. We're never far apart."

OBIT # 2196 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 MARCH 2001

CANTLEY, Ross Halliday - Age 71 years, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in

Hawkesbury General Hospital, Hawkesbury, Ontario. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the

late Howard and Isabell Cantley. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Ross had a lengthy career with Royal Bank of Canada starting in New Glasgow in 1949 also in

Sydney, Vernon, B.C., Los Angeles, California and Montreal. He was an avid craftsman in

pottery, well known for his shore birds and owls. Sailing was the love of his life. Ross was a cofounder

of First Nova Scotia Water Skiing Club. He graduated from Horton Academy in

Wolfville. Surviving are his companion, Carmen Lariviere, Oxbury; former wife, Beverly

Johnson, Vancouver; nieces, Ann Cantley MacLeod, Isabel Cantley, Joan Cantley, Ellen Cantley

and nephew, Donald Cantley; sisters-in-law, Betty Ley Cantley (Colin), Camilla Cantley

(Thomas); several cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by only son,

David; sister, Helen; brothers, Thomas and Colin. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Leukemia Fund,

Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to Porter's Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2197 – MORNING CHRONICLE – 4 JULY 1917

Pugwash Man Committed Suicide JAMES R. REID Shoots Himself in Eastern Trust Building on

Prince Street. A sad tragedy occurred in the Dominion Police Office in the Eastern Trust

Building, June 27th, between 5 o'clock and half past five o'clock, when JAMES R. REID of New

Glasgow, drew a revolver and shot himself through the heart expiring immediately before the

eyes of his wife with whom he had been conversing. Up to a few days ago the deceased man had

been a member of the Dominion Police, but had come here in the first place on reconstruction

work. The police were informed of the tragedy by Inspector WEST and the medical examiner, Dr.

FINN, was called on the scene, after which the body was removed to Snow's Undertaking rooms.

Shortly after the arrival of Detective KENNEDY a young woman with whom the deceased had an

appointment arrived and when informed of the sad occurrence fainted. It later transpired that

arrangements had been completed for the marriage of REID and herself today. The trunks were


packed and passports at hand for the departure for the United States of the couple after the

marriage. The young woman was assisted home, but was considerably shocked by the dreadful

occurrence. It appears that REID had posed as a single

man, although it was rumored that he was married. This he had denied to her, at the same time

telling her that if ever anything happened to prevent her marrying him he would shoot her and

then himself. He was a young man, being 21 years of age.

OBIT # 2198 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 MARCH 2001

BLENKHORN, Levita Jane - 89, The Mira Nursing Home, Truro, passed away March 25, 2001,

in the home. Born in Henderson Settlement (Greenville), Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of

the late Trueman and Susan (Patriquin) Fisher. She was a devoted homemaker and mother who

enjoyed passing the hours by knitting many items for her family. Surviving are sons, David

(Lillian), Amherst; Walter (Irene), Debert; Cecil and Edward (Violet), both of Tatamagouche;

daughters, Roxella McGill (Lloyd), Ruth Arsenault (Walter), both of Cardston, Alta.; Mary

Holloway, Alder Point, Cape Breton Co.; Stella Baillie (Carl Kaulback), Bass River; sister, Elsie

Purdy, Pugwash. Levita's family is large and extended with several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren

and great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace

Blenkhorn; sons, Kenneth and one in infancy; grandchildren, David Blenkhorn, Alisa Veno, Rose

Blenkhorn; great-granddaughter, Kimberly Blenkhorn; daughter-in-laws, Evelyn Blenkhorn and

Ruth Blenkhorn; sons-in-law, William Holloway and John Baillie; brother, Alonzo; sister, Carrie

Miller. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, both in

Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche, Rev. Martyn Van Essen officiating. Burial in Four Oaks

Cemetery, West Tatamagouche. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to charity of

choice.

OBIT # 2199 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 DEC 1949

New Glasgow, Dec. 5 - The death of Mrs. Sarah Jane MacLean occurred at Aberdeen Hospital,

New Glasgow, on Tuesday morning, Nov. 29th. Mrs. MacLean was the widow of Archibald

MacLean of Marshy Hope who predeceased her 24 years ago. She was 75 years of age and was

born at Briley Brook, Antigonish County, the daughter of Henry and Ann Williams. When she

was 16 years old the Williams family moved to Marshy Hope where she lived until moving to

Egerton 17 years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Warren Robertson of

Egerton; one grandson, Archie Robertson and one sister, Mrs. Alex MacLean of Glenbard. She

will long be remembered for her many deed of kindness to others and will be especially missed

by the daughter and grandson from whom she was never separated. The funeral service was held

at Glenbard Church conducted by Rev. E.P. Aikens and Rev. A.T. MacDonald of Merigomish.

The pallbearers were Wentworth Williams, James Williams, Charles MacLean, Roy MacLean,

Hugh Matheson and Fraser Matheson, all nephews of the deceased. Interment was at Glenbard

Cemetery.

OBIT # 2200 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 DEC 1949

New Glasgow, Dec. 5 - The death of Allister MacKay occurred at the Halifax Infirmary

following an illness of some weeks, during which time he underwent a major operation. He was

87 years of age and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John MacKay. For the past 25 years he was a

member of the staff of Miller's Harness Shop. He is survived by two sisters, Edith and Anna with

whom he had resided; a brother, Clarence, in Pittsburgh and a brother, Malcolm, Arvida, Que.

The funeral service was held from his late home on Liberty Avenue, conducted by his pastor,


Rev. W. Lloyd MacLellan, First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Internment was made at the

Riverside cemetery. The pallbearers

were Harry Miller, Daniel Miller, Mason MacPherson, Blair Bannerman, Daniel Fitzpatrick and

Arnold MacPhee.

OBIT # 2201 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 APR 2001

HAMILTON, Edward Ritchie - 77, Shubenacadie, Hants Co., and formerly of Truro, died March

30, 2001, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Charles

E. and Lillian (Clark) Hamilton. He worked for the C.N.R. for 33 years as a yardman and later as

a clerk. He was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 26, Truro and a

member of the C.N. Pensioners Club. He is survived by sons, William "Willie" and Douglas

(Marlene), both of Truro; daughters, Heather, Truro; Sharon, Shubenacadie; Joan, Dartmouth; 12

grandchildren; sister, Helen McCarthy, Truro. He was predeceased by his wife, the former

Marion Winters; step father, Percy Clark; a brother in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

today, funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, both in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Father Brian

Spence officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Alma. In lieu of flowers, donations

in memory may be made to the Lung Association. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 26,

Truro will conduct a Legion Tribute Service 7 p.m. this evening in the funeral home.

OBIT # 2202 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 APR 2001

O'BRIEN, Marion Pearl - 76, Halifax, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 30,

2001, at home. Born on December 24, 1924, in Elderbank, she was a daughter of the late Carl and

Julia (Eisan) Dillman. She was brought up in Middle Musquodoboit and taught school before

moving to Halifax, where she attended the Halifax Business College and subsequently worked as

medical records librarian at the Victoria General Hospital. She was a long standing member of

Bethany United Church and a past member of UCW. She enjoyed oil painting and loved flowers,

birds and her cottage in Malagash. She also loved her cat Tigger. She is survived by son, Donnie,

Dartmouth; sister, Jean Pulsifer, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Amanda; several nieces and

nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Gordon O'Brien; daughter, Brenda

Maureen O'Brien; brother, Robert Dillman. Visitation today from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4,

7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. At this time funeral arrangements

are incomplete.

OBIT # 2203 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 APR 2001

CAMERON, Warren Ross - 9 years old, dear child of Donald and Donna Cameron, Brookland

Road, Mount Thom, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at home. Warren was born in New Glasgow and

had attended grade 4 at Salt Springs Elementary School. He enjoyed competitive basketball,

swimming and the outdoors. His favourite pastime was camping with his family at Harbour

Lights Campgrounds. He is survived by brothers, Christian Smith and Donald Cameron; sister,

Alycia Cameron, all at home. He is also survived by maternal grandmother, Hazel Smith,

Durham; paternal grandparents, Noreen and Donald Cameron, Mount Thom; great-grandparents,

Grace Barr, Ontario; Emma Cameron, Mount Thom; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was

predeceased by maternal grandfather, Ross Smith. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 3, from

2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Cremation will follow. A memorial service

will be held Thursday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Durham Presbyterian Church, Rev. Kevin Steeper

officiating, assisted by Warren's aunt Rev. Joan Ashley. Committal of ashes will be in Gladstone


Cemetery, Four Mile Brook. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer

Society or IWK Grace Foundation.

OBIT # 2204 – EVENING NEWS – 4 JULY 1991

Stellarton- JOHN ALEXANDER (Alex)CAMERON, 64, of Woodside Manor, Dartmouth,

formerly of Stellarton, died Wednesday in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in New Glasgow,

he was a son of the late JOHN D. and CATHERINE (Cameron) CAMERON. He was a resident

of Ontario before moving back to Stellarton in 1985. He resided in Dartmouth for the past three

years. He was an adherent of Knox Presbyterian Church in Blue Mountain and Union

Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. He was a veteran of World War Two and served in Germany

after the war in the Peace Time Army. He was a retired car salesman, having worked in Ontario

and in the Pictou County area. Surviving besides his wife, MARGARET TURNBULL,

Stellarton, are two sons, GARY, Stoney Creek, Ont.; and ADAM, Westville; two daughters,

AMY, Hamilton, Ont.;and KRISTINE, at home; a grandson, two sisters, KATHERINE

(Mrs.Lawrence Graham),Trenton; and ELIZABETH, (Mrs. Clary MacDougall), Plymouth; a

brother, HAROLD, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by his first wife,ALEXIA

MacDOUGALL; a son, BLAIR, a daughter, KAREN; a brother, HARRIS. His remains have been

cremated. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 pm. from the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral

Home, Stellarton. Interment will be in Blue Mountain cemetery at a later date. No flowers by

request. Donations may be made to the Mentally Handicapped Society or Summer Street

Industries.

OBIT # 2205 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 APR 2001

GOUTHRO, Robert Gordon "Bobby" - 69, 93 Acadia Ave., Stellarton, passed away peacefully

surrounded by his loving family on March 31, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born

in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph and Kathleen (Pike) Gouthro. He was a resident

of Stellarton since 1979, having previously resided in Blainville, Que. He was an employee of

Northern Electric for some 30 years from where he retired. He was a member of Our Lady of

Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, the former

Maude Conway, Stellarton; sons, Gregory (Sylvie), St. Antoine, Que.; Stephen (Janice),

Westville; Michael (Kathy), Alberta; Patrick (Sheilagh), Blainville, Que.; Bobbie (Wanda),

Pictou; Norman (Tammy), Alberta; Bruce (Bridget), New Glasgow; Kevin (Annette), Stellarton;

daughters, Linda (Jack) Wilson, Montreal; Susan, Montreal; Colleen (Ron) Smith, Falmouth;

Allyson, Stellarton. He was a loving Papa to his 27 grandchildren. He is also survived by

brothers, Vincent, Don Mills, Ont.; Donald, Arizona; sisters, Helen, Oshawa, Ont.; Kathleen,

Hampton, N.H. He was predeceased by sister, Christina. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in

H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our

Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church with Father Sydney Mifflin officiating. Burial at a later

date in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Robert may be

made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2206 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 APR 2001

ARCHIBALD, J. Douglas - 68, Bedford, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 1, 2001, in the

Transition Unit 4A, VG Site, QEII, Halifax, after a long battle with ALS. Born in New Glasgow

and raised in Halifax, he attended Richmond School, Queen Elizabeth High School and Halifax

Vocational School. He was a son of Mrs. Edith (Barron) Archibald, Halifax and the late Stirling


Archibald. He was a plumber and member of Local 56-Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He was

active for many years with both Bedford Minor Hockey and Softball Associations. He was a fan

of country music and a devoted fan of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was a member of Bedford

United Church. He was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren

brought him great joy. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Grace (Wilson); daughter, Ann

Marie (Ron) Siteman, Cole Harbour; son, Jim (Angela) Archibald, Beaver Bank; grandsons,

Michael, Mathew, John; brother, Ronald, Halifax. He was predeceased by his eldest son, Michael.

Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Highway, Bedford.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bedford United Church, Rev. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis

officiating. Burial will take place in Brookside Cemetery, Bedford, at a later date. Family flowers

only, by request. Donations to ALS Society of Canada, Regional Office, Muscular Dystrophy

Association of Canada, Red Cross Society or other charity.

OBIT # 2207 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 APR 2001

RICHEY, Marion Gray - 84, Crichton Avenue, Dartmouth, died April 2, 2001, in Dartmouth

General Hospital. Born in Hopewell, she was a daughter of the late Forbes and Jenney (Gray)

Stewart. She worked at Atlantic Oxygen for many years. She was an active reader all of her life.

She loved to grow flowers in her garden, especially roses. She is survived by son, Ken,

Dartmouth; daughter, Joyce, Dartmouth; sister, Jean Smith, Campbell River, B.C. She was

predeceased by husband, Russell; daughter, Janet; brothers, John and Donald. Cremation has

taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker and Son Funeral Home, 307 Prince Albert

Rd., Dartmouth. Private family service at a later date. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation

of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2208 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 APR 2001

MURPHY, Eleanor Julia - 60, Bedford, passed away April 1, 2001, in QEII Health Sciences

Centre. Born in Stellarton, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late William and Cecilia

(Partner) Boudreau. She was a member of the Bedford Legion Branch 95 and a former member of

Bedford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Stan;

daughter, Linda, Halifax; sons, John Patrick (Pam), Lower Sackville; Stanley (Kathy),

Hammonds Plains; sisters, Jean (Earl) Anderson, Moncton, N.B.; Margaret (Herb) Henderson,

Stellarton; Phyllis (Dominic) Deptuck, Hamilton, Ont.; Marjorie (Robert) Humphery, Lower

Sackville; grandchildren, Tara, Melissa Dawn, Jonathan; sister-in-law, Esther Boudreau,

Spryfield; mother-in-law, Ethel Murphy, Herring Cove; many nieces and nephews. She was

predeceased by her brother, CPO William Boudreau, in the Kootney Explosion, October 23,

1969; niece, Shelly (Boudreau) Wade. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, April 3, in Atlantic

Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m.

Wednesday, in St. Elizabeth Seton Roman Catholic Church, 125 Metropolitan Avenue, Rev.

Charles Burke officiating. Cremation to follow. A reception will be in St. Elizabeth Seton Roman

Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to QEII Health Sciences

Centre, Palliative Care Unit or Bedford Legion Poppy Fund. Burial in Lady of Lourdes Cemetery,

Stellarton, at a later date.

OBIT # 2209 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 APR 2001

LETCHER, C. Kelburn - 66, Welsford, passed away Monday, April 2, 2001, in Lillian Fraser

Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Wentworth, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late

Richard and Ethel (Little) Letcher. He was a licensed plumber and was employed by Barrett's


Plumbing and Heating, Truro, for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Lauretta (Fraser) Letcher,

Welsford; daughter, Christine (Donald), Truro; sons, Ashley, Truro; James, New Brunswick;

Richard (Christine), Saint John, N.B.; brothers, Alonzo, Gerald, both of Wentworth; four

grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Wallace; sister, Catherine. Visitation will be 7-9

p.m. today, April 3, in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday

in West Branch United Church, Pastor David Eagles officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald

Sutherland. Spring burial in Wentworth Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to any charity.

OBIT # 2210 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 JUNE 1931

NEW GLASGOW, June 4 - New Glasgow Gyros will assemble at the station tonight on the

arrival of the train bearing the body of James Drummond MacGregor, whose passing occurred at

Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal yesterday

morning to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of one of the club's most esteemed members.

Although in poor health for some years the deceased nevertheless took a keen interest and active

part in several undertakings of the community welfare and as a member of the Gyro Club

emulated at all times the true spirit of Gyro "Friendship." He was 29 years of age and son of Mrs.

P. A. MacGregor and the late Mr. MacGregor. He was also a nephew of the late Hon. James D.

MacGregor, formerly Lieut. Governor of this provinve. Surviving are two brothers, Roderick and

William G. in New Glasgow, and two sisters, Miss Jean, Toronto, and Mrs. Findlay, Carleton

Place, Ontario. The funeral will take place from the late residence Saturday afternoon at 2

o'clock. Rev. Hugh Munro D. D. , pastor of Westminster Church of which he was a member will

officiate.

OBIT # 2211 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 APR 2001

MASON, Katherine Augusta "Kay" - 82, Sunset Rest Home, New Glasgow, formerly of 664

MacNeil St., New Glasgow, died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Jean (Reid) Atkins. She was a

retired proofreader at The Evening News. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New

Glasgow. Surviving are daughter, Joy (Junior) MacLean; sons, Bill (Carolyn), Ian, all of New

Glasgow; Alan, Merigomish; Sandy (Susan), New Glasgow; nine grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren;

brother, Charlie (Ola), Newton, Mass. She was predeceased by husband, Layton.

Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral

service 3 p.m. today in First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson and Rev. Dr. John

Cameron officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations to Heart

and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2212 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 APR 2001

MacDONALD, Emily Theresa "Pat" - 84, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of 33

Grandview Ave., Trenton, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in the manor. Born in New Waterford,

she was a daughter of the late William J. and Janet (White) Marshe. She was a graduate of

Aberdeen School of Nursing, Class of 1939. She was a member of the Registered Nurses

Association and First United Church, Trenton. Surviving are son, Brent (Marnie), Trenton;

grandsons, Kenneth (Stacey), Will; sisters, Marjorie Marshe, New Glasgow; Florence (C.E.)

Marney, Amherst; brothers, Bill, Cambridge, Ont.; Gerald, Sydney. She was predeceased by

husband, Kenneth; brothers, George and Wallace. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or

memorial service by request. A private family committal will be held. Donations to Glen Haven


Manor or charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home,

Trenton.

OBIT # 2213 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 APR 2001

MacLEOD, Edward Thomas "Eddie" - Age 72, Mountville, MacLellans Brook, Pictou Co.,

passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New

Glasgow, he was a son of the late Daniel Lunn and Ida Lillian (Fraser) MacLeod. He was a

resident of Mountville for all his life and was an adherent of MacLennan's Mountain Presbyterian

Church. He was a farmer and a former employee of the former Tide Water Construction Limited,

New Glasgow, Trenton Works Limited, Trenton and S.W. Weeks Construction Limited, New

Glasgow from where he retired. He is survived by daughters, Sharon (Mrs. Ron Grant) and Linda,

MacLellans Brook; Vickie and Bernadette, at home; sons, Edward, Michael "Mike", Terry, at

home; Allan (Neilla), Mountville; John (Janet), Bridgeville; David (Stacey), Plymouth Park;

grandchildren, Shane, Justin, Alecia, Sarah, Chad, Chelsea and Travis; sister, Janet Pauley, Port

Howe; brothers, Alex (Jean), Stellarton and Fraser (Lorraine), Trenton. Besides his wife, the

former Barbara Ann Cyr, he was predeceased by sister, Beulah Gerrior; brothers, Norman and

Fraser William in infancy. His remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow

with visitation today 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m., from where funeral service will be held

at 2 p.m., Friday, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Spring burial in Castle Hill Cemetery,

MacLellans Brook. Donations in his memory may be made to Lupus Foundation, Summer Street

Industries, New Glasgow or to charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2214 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 APR 2001

McGRATH, George - 75, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 24, 2001, in Sudbury

Regional Hospital, Laurentian Site. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen "Kay" Rhoda McGrath

(August 24, 1999) and Ruby Christine McGrath, Lively. Loving father of Rev. Eric (wife

Patricia), Kathryn (husband Chris Pattenden), Kevin (wife Sharon), David (wife Marilyn),

Clifford (wife Jane), Cheryl (husband Peter Crowe), Mark (wife Anita) and Tim (wife Lana).

Dear grandfather of Nancy (husband Don), Steven (wife Marlene), Philip, Jeremy (wife Tammy),

Melissa, Derek, Toby, Ashley, Joycelyn, Casey, Amy, Bradley, Adam, Jason, Kori, Terri, Rachel,

Brian, Michelle, Michael, Stephanie, Ashley, Leslie, Daniel, Brandon, Devon, James and

Jonathan. Dear great-grandfather of Erica, Branden, William, Jackson, Leanna, Angel, Roger

(predeceased), Samantha and Dylan. Dear son of the late George and Ellen McGrath, both

deceased. Dear brother of Charles and Arthur, both predeceased; Leigh, predeceased (wife

Phyllis), Robert (wife Ruth) and John (wife Roberta). Sadly missed by nieces and nephews.

Resting in Lougheed's Funeral Home, 252 Regent St., South at Hazel. Funeral service was in

Lively Baptist Church, Sunday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Beaverlake Cemetery.

Donations to Lively Baptist Church or Focus on the Bible would be appreciated.

OBIT # 2215 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 APR 2001

GORMLEY, Robert Gregory "Boug" - 65, 405 High St., New Glasgow, passed away at home.

Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph and Lenora (Fogarty) Gormley. He was

retired from Maritime Steel Ltd. He was a member of Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic

Church. Surviving are sisters, Sally (Bernie) Chabassol, New Glasgow; Florence MacNeil, Mary

Gormley, both of North Sydney; Ann (Robert) MacKinnon, Burton, N.B.; Joan Gormley, Joyce

Gormley, both of Charlottetown; brothers, Joe "Butch", William "Shorty", both of Calgary;

David, Charlottetown and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by infant sister,


Helen Theresa. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be

held in Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church at a later date. Burial in Holy Cross

Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a

charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2216 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 APR 2001

SMITH, Kathleen "Kaye" - 81, Highway 6, Haliburton, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001, in

her home. Born in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late Malcolm J. MacLean and Florence

MacLean. Kaye was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pictou, one of the original members

of the Heatherbell Pipe Band Executive and she volunteered her time as a chaperone for the band.

She was employed at the Pictou Shipyard during the war years and later worked at Pictou

Hospital. Kaye was also a bus driver in Pictou County school system for 28 years, retiring in

1984. She is survived by her daughters, Judy, at home; Joan (James) Clark, Meadowville;

grandchildren, Bobby Clark; Stephanie (Bill) Crawford, both of Meadowville; greatgrandchildren,

Kelsey and Taylor Crawford. She was predeceased by her husband Roland Arthur

"Rollie"; brothers, John, Donald; sister, Margaret J. MacLean. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in

McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, in First

Presbyterian Church, Pictou, Rev. Iona MacLean officiating, assisted by Mrs. Jessie Johnson.

Burial will be in Haliburton Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to

First Presbyterian Church, Pictou, IWK Grace Health Centre Foundation or a charity of your

choice.

OBIT # 2217 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APR 2001

ARKWRIGHT, James Hughes - 68, The Ponds, Pictou Co., died Thursday, April 5, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Reuben and

Ethel (Hughes) Arkwright. Educated in New Glasgow, he achieved his Bachelor of Science in

Engineering at St. F.X. and graduated in 1954, in Electrical Engineering from Nova Scotia

Technical College (DalTech). He joined the Defence Research Board of National Defence in

1957, Dartmouth, achieving the position of section leader in the Electrical Lab. He transferred to

National Defence Head Quarters, Ottawa as a Scientific Requirements Manager, later returning to

Dartmouth in the same capacity. He retired in 1989, to live in The Ponds. Jim was a 51 year

member of the Pictou County Amateur Radio Club and was actively involved in The Daily

Maritime Weather Net. He loved fly fishing, hunting, woodworking, playing and listening to

music, reading and flying kites. Jim was a great man and will be sorely missed. Surviving are his

wife, Louise Desjardins; daughter, Sharon (Evan) Kennedy, Hampton, N.B.; son, James, Fall

River; grandchildren, Evan James, Peter; former wife, Mollie (MacLean) Arkwright, Ottawa;

sister, Eileen (Donald) MacSween, Sydney; niece, Karen; nephew, Brian; several grandnieces and

grandnephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Beryl Arkwright. There will be no visitation by

request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Trinity United Church, 151

Temperance St., New Glasgow, Rev. Chalmers Hatcher officiating. Interment of ashes will be in

Lorne Street Cemetery at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in his

memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity of choice. Arrangements

are entrusted to P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home.

OBIT # 2218 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APR 2001


GRICE, Mary Danella - 95, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of Lyons Brook,

passed away Friday, April 6, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Lyons Brook,

she was a daughter of the late John A. and Cassie (MacDonald) Blackie. She was a member of

West River Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Guild, Durham; the MacGregor Auxiliary of the

Atlantic Mission Society, the Lyons Brook Women's Institute and for more than 70 years, was a

member of Bethel Rebekah Lodge, Scotsburn. Danella was also involved with the Clan Donald,

Canadian Red Cross and was Community Correspondent for the Evening News and Pictou

Advocate for many years. She is survived by step-grandchildren, Norma (Clifton) Wood,

Durham; John (Judy) Grice, Halifax; James (Joanne) Grice, Sutherland's River; step greatgrandchildren,

Bert (Lynn) Wood, Durham; Sharon Wood, Halifax; cousins, Brundage (Ella)

MacDonald, Trenton; Ian MacDonald, Maritime I.O.O.F. Home, Pictou; several in the United

States; friends, Alden and Esther Beck, Lyons Brook. She was predeceased by her husband,

Hubert Grice; stepsons, James, Lloyd, Carl and Hubert. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in

McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday in West River Presbyterian

Church, Durham, Rev. Kevin Steeper officiating. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery. No flowers

by request please. Donations in her memory may be made to West River Presbyterian Church

Memorial Fund or MacGregor A.M.S.

OBIT # 2219 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APR 2001

SMITH, Dorothy Jean - 89, Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche, died

Thursday, April 5, 2001, in the home. Born January 23,1912, in Wallace Grant, she was a

daughter of the late Pricella and Edward Reeves. She was a member of United Church of Canada,

a life member of Christian Allen U.C.W., past Noble Grand and a member for 50 years of Purity

Rebekah Lodge #105, Malagash and Post Mistress at Malagash Station for 26 years. She was

predeceased by her husband, Charles; infant daughter; son, Donald; grandson, Brian; sister, Hilda

MacEachern; brothers, Harold and Alvin Reeves; step-son, George Smith; step-daughter, Kay

Trueman. Surviving are her daughter, Jean (Ronald) Fraser, Pictou; sons, Charles (Patsy),

Sicamous, B.C.; David (Linda), Amherst; daughter-in-law, Linda; step-daughters, Helen (Colin)

MacDonald, Halifax; Ruth (Earl) MacDonald, Pictou; several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

There will be no visitation. Her remains have been cremated. A memorial service

will be held 2 p.m., Sunday in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John, Rev. Morley Bentley

officiating. Spring burial in Bethel Cemetery, Scotsburn. Family flowers only. Donations may be

made to Tatamagouche Hospital or a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2220 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APR 2001

KITSON, Clarence W. - After a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 5, 2001, in his

75th year. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of Les Kitson, Ella and Paul DeLuca, Lee and

Bill Cahill, Butch and Mary Kitson and Art and Barb Kitson. Will be fondly remembered by his

grandchildren, Patrick, Derrick, Sarrah, Cory, Ashley, Ted Jr., Shelley, Leverne, Kathy, Daniel,

Brent, Darryl, Amanda, April, A.J., Katlynn, Kristopher and his great-grandchildren, Jesse,

Leanne, Jennifer, Sarah, Ryan and Cory. Dear brother of Irvin and (wife Lois), Johnny and

Dorathy. He was predeceased by his sister, Jean; brothers, Tom and George. Dear brother-in-law

of Betty. Clarence was a retired employee of Stelco. Special thanks to the staff of Henderson

General Hospital, VON and Home Care. No visitation or service. There will be an open house for

family and close friends at 631 Upper Sherman Avenue, Hamilton, Ont., Saturday, April 14 from

2-4 p.m. If desired, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice

would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home,

Hamilton.


OBIT # 2221 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 APR 2001

GOULD, Nellie Beulah - Age 78, Plymouth, Pictou Co., passed away Saturday, April 7th, 2001,

in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Amherst Shore, she was a daughter of the late

Gilbert and Amanda Blair. She was a resident of Plymouth for over 50 years. Her life was tending

to her family and community. In the earlier years, Nellie was an active fundraiser for Plymouth

School, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Throughout the years

she was a volunteer for the Plymouth Community Centre and the Ladies Auxiliary to the

Plymouth Fire Department, hosting and participating in the weekly auction 45 Ladies group,

helping at the annual Strawberry Festival. All community events gave Nellie much joy and pride.

Surviving are her sons, Walter, Whycocomagh; John (Helen), Sylvester; daughters, Glenda

MacDonald, Whycocomagh ; Elaine Fitt, Stellarton; Jean (Jerry) Stroh, Marie Gould, Donna

Cunningham, all of Ontario; 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by her husband, Donald; long-time companion, Clarence Hawboldt; brother, Lester

Blair; sisters, Della and Doris. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today in H.C. MacQuarrie

Funeral Home, Stellarton, with Rev. Nancy Fraser officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale

Memorial Gardens at a later date. The family will receive friends in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral

Home from 1:30 p.m. up until time of service at 2:30 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations

in her memory may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, Nova Scotia Branch, or the local

Pictou County order of the V.O.N.

OBIT # 2222 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 APR 2001

DOGGETT, Clifford Alexander - 81, Green Hill, Pictou Co., passed away Sunday, April 8, 2001,

in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Kemptown, he was a son of the late Clifford and

Mary (Rideout) Doggett. He served overseas in the Second World War in The First Canadian

Survey Regiment R.C.A. He worked as a trucker for many years, and with the Department of

Lands and Forests, Parks Department. He is survived by his wife, Audrey (Darroch); daughter,

Wendy Gillis (Cyril), Truro; granddaughter, Auna Gough (Terrance), Dartmouth; grandson, Peter

Joseph, Halifax; great-granddaughter, Jannah Gough; great-grandson, Trae Gough; sister, Mae

Rehner; brothers, Ralph and Norman. He was predeceased by son, Allan; sisters, Elizabeth

Doggett and Margaret Creelman; brothers, Gordon, Fred and Reginald. Cremation has taken

place. There will be no visitation or services by request of the deceased. Interment will be in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester. Donations in his memory may be made to Heart and

Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral

Home, Westville.

OBIT # 2223 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 OCT 1994

DALGARNO, Jean Alma - 91, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of 233 Grant St., New

Glasgow, died October 27, 1994, in the manor. Born April 19, 1903 in Stellarton, she was a

daughter of the late Allan P. and Laura (Green) Douglas. She was a registered nurse, graduating

from Ottawa Civic Hospital. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church; Women's

Missionary Society; Dr. Caroline Carmichael chapter IODE and Century chapter, Order of the

Eastern Star. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mona Dalgarno, New Glasgow; several

cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Sydney; two sisters, Mary, Beatrice in infancy;

brother, Randolph. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New

Glasgow, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Kenneth MacLeod officiating. Burial will be


in Heartherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Alzheimers Society of Nova

Scotia or any charity.

OBIT # 2224 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 APR 2001

FANCEY, Evelyn Belle - 81, 505 Chisholm St., New Glasgow, passed away peacefully

surrounded by family on Sunday, April 8, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in

Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late Ezekiel and Maude (Joudry) Oickle. An active

member of her community, she faithfully attended First United Baptist Church and was treasurer

of the ladies aid. She was treasurer of the Progressive Conservative Women's Association and an

active member of The Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary. She was a loving wife, mother and

grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Everett; daughter, Patricia (Grant) Smith, St.

Margaret's Bay and their children, Taira and Eric; Barbara, Bedford and her children, Mark,

Jason; Brenda (Steven) Boudreau, New Glasgow and their children, Ryan, Stephanie, Kelly;

sister, Audrey Stuart, Bridgewater. She was predeceased by six brothers and four sisters. No

visitation by request. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Baptist Church, Rev.

Alan Jorgenson officiating. Reception following in the church hall. Burial in Abercrombie

Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Juvenile Diabetes Association, Aberdeen Hospital

Auxiliary or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral

Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2225 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 APR 2001

MURRAY, Hugh MacDonald - 88, Campbell Hill Road, Pictou Co., died Saturday, April 7,

2001, at his home. Born in Alberta, he was a son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (MacDonald)

Murray. A farmer, Hugh had his own farm in Campbell Hill until 1974. Surviving are close

friend, Egon Weiss, Campbell Hill; niece, Elizabeth Munroe, Massachusetts, United States. He

was predeceased by his brothers, Donald and William. Cremation has taken place. There will be

no visitation or funeral service by request. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2226 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 APR 2001

PATTERSON, Clara Ethel - 88, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou and formerly of Elm St.,

Pictou and Pictou Island, died Monday, April 9, 2001, in the home. Born in Pictou Island, she

was a daughter of the late Charles D. and Agnes (MacCallum) Patterson. Clara was a member of

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pictou. She enjoyed knitting and visits with others. She is

survived by nieces, Jennie Stevenson, Ladysmith, B.C.; Agnes MacKenzie (Gary), Pictou; Cindy

Hooper-McLaughlin (Gary), Pictou. She was predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Hooper, Helen

Dunbar, Jenny MacDonald, Elizabeth Young, Susie, Hughena, Julia Mae and Tina Patterson;

brothers, Lauchie, Hector, Malcolm, Douglas, Neil. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren

Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Andrew's

Presbyterian Church, Pictou, Rev. Kenneth Stright officiating. Burial in Seaview Cemetery.

Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2227 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 APR 2001


MacDOUGALL, Joyce Lorraine - 57, 35 Cameron Ave., New Glasgow, passed away Monday,

April 9, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Berwick, she was the daughter of the

late Fritz and Ena (Wight) Porter. She was a registered nurse having graduated from Aberdeen

School of Nursing, Class of 1964, where she remained until her retirement. She was a member of

the Aberdeen Alumni Association and CNIB. She was a member of Saint John the Baptist

Church, New Glasgow. Surviving are her husband, Raymond; daughters, Lisa, New Glasgow;

Heather, Trenton; granddaughter, Haley. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 7-9

p.m. Sunday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. A memorial service will be held

Monday, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, Rev.

Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations may be

made to a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2228 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 APR 2001

MacINTOSH (Campbell) (MacDonald), Anna G. - 74 Greenwood Rd., Thorburn, passed away on

Monday, April 9, 2001, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family after a brief illness in her

78th year. Born in Greenwood, Pictou Co., she was the only daughter of the late Duncan J. and

Mary I. (West) MacDonald. She was a lifelong member of Union Presbyterian Church and

Dorcas Rebekah Lodge of Thorburn. She will be sadly missed and always loved by her children,

daughters, Mary (Keith) Rankin, New Glasgow; Anita (Jack) Ross, Merigomish; sons, Bernard

Campbell and wife Brenda, Windsor, Ont.; Donald Campbell, at home; brother, Len and wife

Deirdre, Aylesford; sister-in-law, Violet MacDonald, Aylesford; aunts, Kate Fraser, Thorburn

and Love Cunningham, Victoria, B.C. Anna played a loving part in the lives of and will be

greatly missed by her grandsons, Brenton and Jeffrey Rankin; Jason Ross and Ian, Peter and

Jamie Campbell and her great-granddaughter, Alysha Rankin. She will be sadly missed by

nieces, nephews and many special friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Frank

Campbell (Thorburn); second husband, Alan MacIntosh (Thorburn); brothers, Stewart, Bill and

Philip. Her remains are resting in H.W.Angus Funeral Home, King Street, New Glasgow, with

visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, in Union

Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. The Dorcas Rebekah Lodge, Thorburn will meet in the funeral

home, today at 6:45 p.m. to conduct their Rebekah service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her

memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Palliative Care Society of Aberdeen

Hospital or Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn.

OBIT # 2229 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 APR 2001

STRICKLAND, Alan Douglas - 58, Main Street, Trenton, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Ira and Ann

(Ryan) Strickland. He was a former employee of Trenton Works. He is survived by daughter,

Ruth Ann Anaka, Vancouver; son, James Edward, Alberta; sisters, Betty (Hank) McCraney, Joan

(Walter) Vojt, both of Ontario; brothers, Donald, Ontario; Charles, New Glasgow. He was

predeceased by his brother, Gordon. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. A memorial

service will be held at a later date. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction

of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton.

OBIT # 2230 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 APR 2001

URQUHART, Clyde Matthew - 76, Pictou Landing, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late George


Edward and Georgina (Betts) Urquhart. He was a resident of Pictou Landing since 1967. He had

worked at Hawker Siddley Limited as a welder from where he retired. Clyde was a veteran of the

Second World War, having served as a dispatch rider in the signal corp. He was a member of

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Trenton and Bethel Presbyterian Church, Pictou Landing.

Clyde was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret MacDonald;

brother, Lawrence (Margaret) Urquhart, New Glasgow and by a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Fraser, Leander, William "Bill", Arthur, George and Wesley in

infancy; sister, Lucy. His remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with

visitation today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., from where funeral service will be

held on Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Joanne Vines officiating. Burial in Abercrombie Cemetery at a

later date. Donations in his memory may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, Pictou Landing

or to a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2231 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 APR 2001

PICKLES, Janetta May - Grant Street, New Glasgow, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in French River, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Janet

Hingley. She was an adherent of First United Baptist Church, New Glasgow and a former

member of the Ladies Aid. She was a member of Jubilee Temple No. 5, Pythian Sisters, New

Glasgow and had received the 40-year jewel. Surviving are her daughters, Elsie (Daniel) Sample,

Stellarton; Sophia Pickles, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Amanda Peterson, Toronto, Ont.;

Andrew Sample, Stellarton; Jonathan Sample, Halifax; seven great-grandchildren. There will be

no visitation. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral

Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Allan Jorgensen officiating. Interment of ashes will be in Lorne Street

Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to Heart

and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2232 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 APR 2001

SMITH, Margaret E. - 87, Loch Broom, Pictou Co., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001, in

Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late William and

Ellen (Mills) Harris. She resided in Bedford for several years after her marriage, returning to

Pictou County in 1963. She was a homemaker and worked at the Caribou Fish Plant for several

years until her retirement. She enjoyed embroidery as a hobby. She is survived by daughter,

Helen Richardson (Wes), Indian Harbour; sons, David, Loch Broom; Peter (Jane), Salem, Pictou

Co.; grandchildren, Margie Richardson, West Dover; Judy Levy, Barnaby, B.C.; Valerie

Cleveland (Ken), Hacketts Cove; Kevin (Kelly) Smith, Trenton; great-grandchildren, Shelly,

Shelby, Kyle; two great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Smith;

sister, Sarah Morrow; infant sister, Dorothy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral

Home, Westville, where her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Father James

McCorriston officiating. Spring burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers

only, donations in her memory may be made to the Terry Fox Run or to a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2233 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 APR 2001

McCURDY, Frank - 84, Middle Musquodoboit, died April 12, 2001, in the New Halifax

Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late Roy B. and

Lulu (Guild) McCurdy. He lived his entire life in Middle Musquodoboit, working on the family

farm. He was a member of Middleton United Church, serving as elder, choir member and in

many other offices over the years. He was also a member of IOOF. Surviving are his wife, the


former Doris Dickey; daughter, Muriel Miller, Dutch Settlement; sons, Reg and wife Ann Marie,

Lantz; John and wife Elizabeth, Halifax; grandsons, Mike, Greg, Paul and Dave; granddaughter,

Cathy; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Erin and Shane; twin sister, Mary Fisk, Middle Musquodoboit;

brother, Grant, Dartmouth; sister, Margaret Clarke, Calgary. He was predeceased by brother,

Gerald; son-in-law, Aulay Miller. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today in Middleton United Church

Hall. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Middleton United Church, Middle

Musquodoboit, Stephen Iverson officiating. Burial at a later date in Hillside Cemetery. Family

flowers only. Donations may be made to Middleton United Church or charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.

OBIT # 2234 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 APR 2001

MacKNIGHT, Justin Kent - 14, MacLellan's Brook, Pictou Co., passed away Friday April 13,

2001, in the IWK Grace Health Centre. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of D. Kent and

Joanne (Pitts) MacKnight, MacLellan's Brook. He was resident of MacLellan's Brook all of his

life. He was a grade eight student at Thorburn Consolidated School. Justin was an avid hockey

player and enjoyed four wheeling with his friends. He is survived by a sister, Amy Jean, at home;

maternal grandparents, Francis and Jean Pitts, Thorburn; paternal grandmother, Joyce

MacKnight, New Glasgow; maternal uncles, Randy (Cindy) Pitts, Linacy; Brad (Paula) Pitts,

Linacy; Lyle (Crystal) Pitts, Thorburn; paternal aunt, Cindy (Brian) MacIntosh, New Glasgow;

several cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Robert H. MacKnight.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H.W. Angus Funeral, Home New Glasgow.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Rev.

Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Family flowers only. Donations in Justin's memory may be made to the Pediatric Intensive Care

Unit, IWK Grace Health Centre or Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn.

OBIT # 2235 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 APR 2001

GILLIS (Fancey), Faye - 55, Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning,

April 14, 2001, and the angels carried her home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She

was at home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 29, 1945, in Westville, she was the

eldest daughter of the late Stanley Ross and Mary Gladys (Cyr) Fancey. Faye was employed by

Maritime Life Insurance Co. since 1979. Faye will be missed by all for her selfless spirit, strong

spiritual faith and her positive outlook on life. She is survived by Alfred "Alf", her dedicated,

loyal friend and loving husband of 35 years. She was blessed with two children, son, Glen;

daughter, Susan (Dave), Toronto; beautiful grandchildren, Heather Faye, Matthew David; sisters,

Karen (Peter) Verge, Joyce (Irvin) Lucas, Lower Sackville; brothers, Ian (Marilyn), Rockley;

Barry (Isabel), Union Centre; Clayton (Joan), Lower Sackville; special family friends, Arsenault

and MacCallum families of Scarborough, Ont.; international sister/penpal, Jean (Michael) Barry,

Surrey, England; many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, April 16, in Atlantic

Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral mass 12 noon Tuesday, April 17, in

St. Elizabeth Seton Roman Catholic Church, 125 Metropolitan Ave., Lower Sackville, Father

Basil Carew officiating. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Reception to follow in the

church fellowship parlour. Flowers welcome or donations may be made in Faye's memory to the

Children's Wish Foundation, City Centre Atlantic, 5523 Spring Garden Rd., Suite 23, Halifax, NS

B3J 3T1, or the SPCA, 5 Scarfe Court, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1W4. The family would like to thank

staff of floor 7.3 of the QEII and the Cancer Clinic of the Dixon Centre. Special thanks to Dr.

Aidan Carey for his excellent care and compassion shown during this difficult time.


OBIT # 2236 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 29 APR 1904

McINTOSH: At the residence of Mr. James Graham, West Branch, R. J., March 14th, Mr. Robert

McIntosh, fiddler, in the 88th year of his age. In our obituary today will be found the notice of the

death of Mr. Robert McIntosh, of West Branch, River John, Pictou County. Mr. McIntosh was

one of the most expert fiddlers in Pictou Co. In 1860 he played in Halifax at the grand ball given

in honour of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, now King Edward VII. When the Scotch

reels came on, Mr. McIntosh was the violinist, and he reeled off the "Flowers of Edinburgh"

while the future King of England danced to the music for which the fiddler was afterwards

thanked by the Royal visitor. Till within a fortnight of his death, Mr. McIntosh delighted his old

friends with selections on his trusty old friend - his much loved violin.

OBIT # 2237 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 APR 2001

DOUGLAS, Amelia Jean - 91, Seafoam, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, in Lillian Fraser Memorial

Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Trenton, September 22, 1909, she was a daughter of the late

George and Alice Mae (Lewis) Sutherland. She lived most of her life in Marshville, moving to

Seafoam 11 years ago. She was a homemaker all her life and took great pride in her family. She is

survived by her son, Gerald, Riverton; daughter, Marie (John) Henderson, Seafoam;

grandchildren, Jackie (Anna), Dartmouth; Jimmy (Isabel), New Glasgow; Elizabeth (Jamie)

Craig, Seafoam; great-grandchildren, Jana, Julian, Julia, Jeremy, Jessie and Janie; sister-in-law,

Mildred Carruthers, Kelowna, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband, William; brothers,

Gerald, George and Bud; sisters, Kathleen and Roma. The remains are resting in the home of her

daughter, Marie, Seafoam, with visitation hours 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held

Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in St. George's Presbyterian Church, River John, Rev. Jeanette Fleischer

officiating. Burial in Hamilton Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to MacLeod's Funeral

Services Ltd., River John. Memorial donations may be made to St. George's or St. David's

Presbyterian Church Sunday School.

OBIT # 2238 - – HALIFAX HERALD –

17 APR 2001KINGAN, Deborah Genevieve - 50, Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed

away on Friday, April 13, 2001, in Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in New Glasgow,

she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Murray) Kingan. She is survived by brothers,

John (Nancy), Las Vegas; James (Susan), Springhill; sisters, Mary Lou Kingan, Margot (Arnold)

Greenhow, both of Springhill; Joanne Kingan, Hamilton, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. She

was predeceased by nephew, Ronald Greenhow. Cremation has taken place under the direction of

A.H. Brown Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. in

Saint John's Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, Father Patrick Cosgrove officiating. Burial will

take place in Hillside Cemetery at a later date.

OBIT # 2239 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 APR 2001

McCURDY, Susan Pearl - 94, Old Barns, passed away April 16, 2001, in Colchester Regional

Hospital, Truro. Born in Little Bass River, she was a daughter of the late William and Ella Jane

(Fulton) Lewis. She was a member of Old Barns United Church and a life member of United

Church Women. Pearl will be fondly remembered and loved by all, for her warm hospitality and

delicious home cooking. She is survived by daughters, Betty (Alec) Dechant, High Level, Alta.;

Phyllis (Bob) Fiddes, Lower Onslow; son, Bill (Sybil), Old Barns; nine grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren;

several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George Reid


McCurdy; daughter in infancy, Ellen Gail; grandson, David McCurdy; sisters, Grace and Eva;

brothers, Harold "Chub", Russell, Stanley, Ethridge "Tommy". Visitation will be held today from

2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Funeral service on

Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Old Barns United Church, Rev. Alice Rutherford and Rev. Russell Burns

officiating. Burial in Old Barns Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to

Clifton Acres, Old Barns United Church Memorial Fund or charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2240 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 APR 2001

DORRINGTON, Margaret Marie - 87, Valley View Villa, formerly of North Foord St.,

Stellarton, passed away Monday, April 16, 2001, in Valley View Villa. Born in Stellarton, she

was a daughter of the late Angus and Margaret (Currie) Haley. She was a lifelong resident of

Stellarton. She was a guest of Valley View Villa for the past four years. She was a member of

Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. She is survived by a son, Perry

(Donna), Halifax; daughters, Dorothy (Paul) Gerrior, Stellarton; Marie (Murray), Halifax; Elaine

(Irving) Fancy, Halifax; grandchildren, Perry Jr., Karen, Nancy, and Bruce; great-grandchildren,

Erin and Adam; sisters, Bernadette Creed, Stellarton; Evelyn Graham, New Glasgow. She was

predeceased by her husband, Perry; brothers, Joe, Angus and George. Her remains will rest in H.

C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held at

10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Sydney Mifflin

officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory

may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or

Canadian Diabetes Association.

OBIT # 2241 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 APR 2001

DUNN, William Alexander "Alex" - 80, Green Hill, Pictou Co., died April16, 2001, at home.

Born in Sylvester, he was a son of the late Daniel and Annie (Deagle) Dunn. He served overseas

(1939-1945) with the North Nova's during the Second World War. Surviving are wife of 53 years,

Mabel Jean (Crockett); sons, Barry, Bill; sisters, Betty Grosvold; brother, Arthur; four

grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Iona Armstrong, Olive MacDonald, Mary

MacPherson; brothers, Herbert, Radley, Reg. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P.& K. MacDonald

Funeral Home, New Glasgow where funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Jeanne Stright

officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations to Canadian

Cancer Society or any charity.

OBIT # 2242 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 APR 2001

BROWN, Talmage Rex - At Parkwood Hospital, London, Ont., on April 18, 2001, in his 84th

year. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances. He was employed by the Metropolitan stores for a

number of years and served with the Royal Canadian Air Force overseas. Talmage was also

employed privately in the retail and real estate fields. He was a descendant of W.H. Steeves,

father of confederation. Cremation has taken place, interment in Brookside Cemetery, New

Glasgow. Donations to the charity of your choice. McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home (519)

652-2020.

OBIT # 2243 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 APR 2001


MORRISON, Vera Dawn - 70, Waterside, Pictou Co., passed away April 17, 2001. Born in

Swallwell, Alta., she was a daughter of the late Jack and Anna Prough. She enjoyed gardening,

canoeing, crafts of all sorts, being with her family and wintering in Florida. Formerly from British

Columbia, she lived in Dartmouth for 30 years before retiring to Pictou County. While in

Dartmouth (Port Wallis area) she was a General for the March of Dimes, Captain for United

Appeal and a canvasser for the Canadian Cancer Society. She was Akela for the Cubs of Port

Wallis Anglican Church while her boys were growing up. She was also an assistant at a school

for the mentally challenged. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary, Royal Canadian

Legion, Centennial Branch. She worked briefly once the children were grown up for the Royal

Bank, Dockyard Credit Union and Sears. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother

and will be dearly missed by us all. She is survived by her loving husband of 50

years, Ronald; daughter, Lorraine (Gilles) Laviolette; grandchildren, Theresa, John and Anthony;

great-grandchildren, Connor, Kerri and Cameron, all of Dartmouth; sons, Robert (Marinna)

Morrison; grandchildren, Jaime and Amanda, Sackville; Melanie, Toronto, Ont.; Sidney

Morrison, Regina, Sask.; her mother-in-law, Myrtle Durkee (Morrison), Vancouver, B.C.; sisters,

Jean (Olaf) Olafson, Squamish, B.C.; Joyce (Sam) Ripper, Gibsons Landing, B.C.; Alice (Lorne)

Walkey, Vernon, B.C.; brother, Robert (Margaret) Prough, Saratoga Springs, New York; sisterin-law,

Eileen Prough, Chilliwack. She was predeceased by brothers, Larry Prough, Chilliwack,

B.C.; Alan Prough who died in the Second World War. Funeral service will be in Atlantic

Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20. No visitation by request.

Burial to take place in Waterside Cemetery, Pictou Co. at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21. In lieu of

flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Waterside Cemetery Company.

OBIT # 2244 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 APR 2001

RANN, David James "Jim" - 82, 7 Sunset Court, Truro, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, in

Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late James

Henry "Harry" and Mary Jane (Connor) Rann. He was a former teacher at Colchester Regional

Vocational School for several years. He was a member of First United Church, Truro, Mount

Lebanon Chapter No. 14, New Glasgow and Doric Lodge No. 9, Trenton. He is survived by his

wife, the former Christy (MacDonald) Rann; son, David James Rann Jr. and wife Heather, Truro;

daughter, Susan Rann, Truro; grandchildren, Jason Rann (Heather), Scott Rann (Kathy), Nicholas

Rann and Sarah (Rann) Gorveatt, all of Truro; great-grandchildren, Summer, Jacob and Aidan;

sisters, Aileen Wolfe, Stellarton; Margaret "Peggy" Sealy (Andy), Moncton, N.B. Cremation has

taken place. No visitation by request. A graveside service and interment will be held 11 a.m.

Friday in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Alma, Pictou Co., Rev. David MacNaughton

officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or

Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall Funeral

Home, Truro

OBIT # 2245 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 APR 2001

KITCHIN, Charlotte Frances - Rundle Street, Stellarton, passed away on Wednesday, April 18,

2001. Born December 6, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary Alison Kitchin.

Charlotte was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton where she served as

president of the MacLellen Fraser Society, member of the Guild, the Board of Managers,

superintendent of the church school and leader of a bible study group. She was president of the

Canadian Bible Society, Stellarton Branch for many years. Charlotte was a generous supporter of

Dalhousie University from which she had earned degrees in Arts and Education. She taught in

several local high schools and retired from East Pictou Rural High School. During her teaching


career, Charlotte was president of the Pictou Local of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and a

member of the Provincial Executive. As a member of University Women, Charlotte served as

club president, regional education chair and representative to many national meetings as well as

meetings of the Geneva-based International Federation held in New Zealand in 1986 and Finland

in 1989. Charlotte served her country during the Second World War (1939-1945) as secretary

with the office staff of the Royal Canadian Air Force and was a 49 year ordinary member of

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #28, Stellarton. Charlotte was a long-time member of the

Southern Cross Rebekah Lodge, Stellarton. Surviving are nieces, Marilyn (Lorne) Wheeler; Lois

Ring; nephews, Richard (Nancy) Milburn, Alan Kitchin, United States. She was predeceased by

sister, Naida (James) Milburn; brother, Allison Kitchin. Her remains will rest in H.C.MacQuarrie

Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at

11 a.m., Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating.

Burial in Brookside Cemetery at a later date. Donations in her memory to the Organ Fund of First

Presbyterian Church, Stellarton or Canadian Bible Society would be gratefully accepted.

OBIT # 2246 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 APR 2001

MacKENZIE, Heather Ann - 57, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., passed away Thursday, April 19, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of Ruby (Gratto)

MacPhail, Pictou and the late Robert MacPhail. A licensed practical nurse, she was active with

the VON, was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn and the A.M.S. She also

enjoyed bowling with the Kimberley Clark Team and was involved with the Notable Friends

Choir. Heather is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Cindy (Philip) McInnes, New

Glasgow; Kenny, at home; Kelly, Scotsburn; brothers, George MacPhail, Elmsdale; Gerry

MacPhail, Pictou. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn, Rev.

Kate Ballagh-Steeper officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Donations in her memory

may be made to Aberdeen Hospital Foundation.

OBIT # 2247 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 APR 2001

MacLENNAN, Arthur L. - 85, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., died April 19, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital,

New Glasgow. Born in Greek River, P.E.I., he was the son of the late George and Charlotte

(Jenkins) MacLennan. A 27 year employee of Northumberland Ferries, Art has been retired since

1982. He is survived by son, Marvin (Dale), Scotsburn; wife, Josephine Acorn, Belle River,

P.E.I.; step-son, Sheldon Acorn, Halifax; grandchildren, Shirley (Jimmy) Daley, Pictou; Sheldon

(Paula) Acorn, Chezzetcook; Jolene (Doug) Lawson, Angus, Ont.; Luke MacLennan, Scotsburn;

Matt (Stephanie) MacLennan, Scotsburn; Tami (Richard) MacDonald, Halifax; Shane (Sandy)

Roddick, Pictou; seven great-grandchildren and special great-granddaughter, Erin, with whom he

resided until recently; sister, Chris Cooke, Charlottetown; many nieces and nephews. He was

predeceased by daughter, Shirley Cyr, her husband, Andrew; two children in infancy; sisters,

Belle Cooke, Nan Nicholson, Mary MacLeod. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Saturday in McLaren

Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service 2 p.m., Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou,

Rev. Vincent Hanley officiating. Burial will be in Belle River, P.E.I., at a later date. Donations

may be made to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2248 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 APR 2001

RUSSELL (Wood), Mona - 93, Shiretown Nursing Home, formerly of 98 Faulkland St., Pictou,

died April 18, 2001, in the home. Born in Douglastown, N.B., September 27, 1907, she was the


daughter of the late William and Annie (MacKenzie) Wood. She was predeceased by her

husband, H. Max Russell; granddaughter, Lorna Suzanne Russell. Mona was an adherent of

Pictou United Church, where she was very active and was a life member of United Church

Women. She was very active in many charitable organizations within the community and was

rewarded by life memberships in Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, V.O.N.

Board, Pictou Horticultural Society, Certificates of Appreciation from United Way of Pictou

County, Town of Pictou, Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Cancer Society. In 1997, she was

awarded the Centennial Medal by the V.O.N. for 65 years of active service to the Pictou Branch.

Mona was also a member of the New Caledonia Curling Club, Pictou, Princess Rebekah Lodge 4,

Pictou and a former member of Order of the Eastern Star, Victory Chapter 17. She is survived by

her daughter, Wilma Vye (Harold Burke), Waterloo, Ont.; son, Harold (Doretta) Russell, Pictou;

seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren

Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Pictou United Church,

Rev. Kenneth Stright officiating. Interment will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only

please. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2249 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 APR 2001

MacLEAN, Aaron William - Age 18 years, Duchess Avenue, Trenton, passed away Friday, April

20, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, after a seven year courageous battle with cancer.

Born in New Glasgow, he was a lifetime resident of Trenton, a son of Parker William and Carol

Ann (Ottar) MacLean. He was a member of First United Church, Trenton and will be an honorary

graduate of Trenton High School. He was an avid hockey and baseball player; enjoyed hunting,

fishing, roller blading, drawing and all that life had to offer. Aaron was an inspiration to all.

During his battle with cancer, he gave the word "courage" a new meaning. Surviving are sister,

Angela, at home; maternal grandparents, Harold and Verna Ottar, Trenton; paternal grandparents,

Earl and Jean MacLean, Chance Harbour; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; girlfriend, Mindy

Blades, Trenton. He was predeceased by uncles, Aubrey Ottar, Johnny MacLean. Visitation 2-4,

7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 2 p.m.

Sunday in First United Church, Trenton, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Interment in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in

his memory to the Oncology Departments of IWK Health Centre Foundation, Aberdeen Hospital

or Children's Wish Foundation.

BIT # 2250 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 APR 2001

GUILDERSON, Walter Henry - 90, Shiretown Nursing Home, formerly of Grange St., Pictou,

died April 21, 2001, in the home. Born March 26, 1911, in Pugwash, he was a son of the late

Robert and Martha (Giles) Guilderson. Walter retired from the Department of Fisheries in 1975,

after 15 years service as captain of Fisheries Patrol Boats. Prior to that he was a lobster

fisherman, fishing in the Northumberland Strait. He served in the RCAF during the Second World

War, was a lifelong member of Royal Canadian Legion and past president of Branch No. 16,

Pictou. He was a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, the Knights of

Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul Society. He is survived by daughter, Sharon and her husband

Willard Avery, Bayview; son, Harvey and his wife Joanne, Beaver Bank; grandchildren, Glenn,

Lisa and Darryl; brother, Frances, Wallace. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna; sister, Myrtle.

Visitation will be 3:30-5, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be

held 11 a.m. Monday in Stella Maris Church, Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial

will be in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Pictou Branch of the VON, St.

Vincent de Paul (Stella Maris) or any charity.


OBIT # 2251 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 APR 2001

CHISHOLM, William Alexander "Bill" - 84, Elgin, Pictou Co., passed away Saturday, April 21,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Elgin, he was a son of the late John A. and

Bessie (MacKenzie) Chisholm. He was a lifelong resident of Elgin. In his early years Bill was a

teamster, working in the woods. He also worked for a time at the Pictou Shipyards. Bill was a

self-employed livestock dealer and butcher, having operated his own shop on Westville Road for

a number of years. He was a well-known draft horse exhibitor, having raised and shown the draft

horse breeds for many years at various exhibitions. He was a member of St. Columba United

Church, Hopewell. He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Shelleby; sons, Jack (Grace),

Alma; Donnie (Susan), Hopewell; Keith (Lynn), Elgin; daughter-in-law, Laurene Chisholm,

Stellarton; grandchildren, John, Krista, Jillian, Jennifer, Corey, Drew and Graham; greatgrandchildren,

Tyler and Brittany; brother, Robert "Bob" (Marion), Hopewell; sister, Elizabeth

Ross, Riverton. He was predeceased by son, Fraser. His remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie

Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m.

Tuesday in St. Columba United Church, Hopewell, Rev. Marjory Cornelius officiating. Burial

will be in Elgin Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made in his memory to

palliative care of Aberdeen Hospital, VON or Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2252 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 APR 2001

CHIASSON, Joseph Albert - 57, Ross Street, Pictou, died April 22, 2001. Born in Pictou, he was

a son of Philip Chiasson, Pictou and the late Delphine (Vigneau) Chiasson. A member of Stella

Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Albert was a long-time employee of Pictou Industries and

a social member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 16, Pictou. He was a recreational bowler,

dart player and an avid record collector. He is survived along with his father; sisters, Lise Gratto,

Diane (Benny) Hollett, all of Pictou; brothers, Donald (Anne Boone), Braeshore; Arthur (Sandra),

Haliburton; Raymond, Pictou; nieces, April, Katie and Linda; nephews, Michael (Kathy), Paul,

Brian and Eli. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.

Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou,

Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only

please. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2253 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 APR 2001

LeBLANC, Marjorie Gladys - 82, Maplewood Manor, Tatamagouche, formerly of Three Brooks

Road, Pictou Co., passed away April 23, 2001, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital,

Tatamagouche. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Sydney Trueman and Minnie

Frances (Crowley) Silver. She was a homemaker and mother who was an avid knitter. She liked

her flower garden and caring for her home. Before her marriage she worked at the Hamilton

Biscuit Factory and later in life enjoyed traveling. Surviving are sons, John and Fred, Halifax;

Arthur, Stewart and Sandy, all of British Columbia; daughters, Bernadette Hury, British

Columbia; Susan Moulton, Three Brooks, Pictou Co.; grandchildren, Cassandra, Chad, Beverly,

Mitchell, Debbie and Bonnie; great-grandchildren, Haley, Zachary, Abraham, Ashley, Morgan,

Donavon; sister, Jean Ramey, Bridgetown. She was predeceased by daughter, Mary Catherine in

infancy; sisters, Lorraine MacDonald and Eileen; brother, William; half-brother, Edward

Crowley. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or memorial service by request. Burial will be

in Seaview Cemetery, Pictou. Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

Arrangements entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche.


OBIT # 2254 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 APR 2001

MARTELL, Charles "Sonny" - 83, Drummond Road, Westville, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Charles William

and Martha Ann (Chalker) Martell. He was an adherent of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,

Westville. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with his three brothers in

the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He was a pipefitter by trade, working at Hawker Siddeley

Ltd., Trenton, until his retirement. Mr. Martell was an avid sports fisherman and hunter. He and

his wife enjoyed camping and meeting special friends. Mr. Martell is survived by his daughters,

Leona Munsie (Keith), Pictou; Virginia Enfield (Terry), Lower Sackville; Carolyn Riggs,

Westville; Jocelyn Coffin (Howard), Stellarton; Charlene Smith (Mervin), Westville; sons,

Edwin, Westville; Earle, Lansdowne; grandchildren, Lee Russell and Jane Hatchard, Michelle

Enfield, Timmy and Mark Riggs, Helene and Jason Coffin, Charmaine and Matthew Smith,

Daniel and Justin Martell; great-grandchildren, Alannah and Vanessa Russell, Courtnie Cameron

and Dylan Cooper; sisters, Alice Rose Connors, Stellarton; Marybelle Robertson, Ontario;

Georgina Clark, Truro; special nephew, Wallace Martell (Diane), New Glasgow; numerous

relatives in Nova Scotia, British Columbia and United States. He was predeceased by his wife,

the former Winifred Faulkner; sisters, Elizabeth Long, Martha Jensen, Margaret Blair; brothers,

Wallace, John Samuel and Thomas K. Visitation will be held today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Eagles

Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Eagles Funeral

Home Chapel, Rev. Glenn Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens,

Sylvester. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke

Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2255 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 APR 2001

DEWTIE, Wallace Edward - 62, High Street, New Glasgow, passed away in Aberdeen Hospital,

April 25, 2001. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Pitts)

Dewtie. He was a former driver for 7-Up, Coca Cola and Turn-About-Catering. He is survived by

daughter, Paula (Michael) Fitzpatrick, Lower Sackville; son, Jason; grandchildren, Michael,

Randy and Chelsea Fitzpatrick; brothers, Francis (Sylvia), Bill (Marie), both of Thorburn; sister,

Margaret (Leslie) MacDonald, Stellarton; half-brothers, John (Shirley), Broadway; Frank

(Margaret), Thorburn; Seymore (Anne), Irish Mountain; George (Darlene), Sutherland River; Art

(Barb), Thorburn; half-sisters, Jo-Ann (Frank) Davis, North West Territories; Kenda (John)

Campbell, Irish Mountain; stepmother, Rose (Lester) Fanning, Linacy. Besides his grandparents,

he was predeceased by son, Wally in 1994. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in R.H. Porter Funeral Home,

today, April 27. Funeral service Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m., in Saint Ann's Roman Catholic

Church, Rev. Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family

flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Ann's Building Fund, St. Ann's Cemetery, St.

Sebastian's Church or Sister Annie Mathew Orphanage.

OBIT # 2256 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 APR 2001

REDDICK, Honorary Deacon John J. - 79, 401 Granville St., passed away peacefully at home

surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was a son of the late James and Laura Mae

(Mintus) Reddick. He was a retired bricklayer and stonemason by trade. He was a lifelong

member of Second United Baptist Church, Senior Choir, Men's Brotherhood Board of Christian

Education, Sunday school, Cub and Scout Leader, Male Quartet, Stellarton Male Chorus,

Masonic Chorus Pictou County, Church Clerk, leader of Young Peoples, worked and served on


all boards and committees of the church until stricken by illness. He was active in the United

Baptist Convention, Laymen's Council of AUBA holding many offices, African United Baptist

Association. He was past master of Doric Lodge 91, Equity Lodge since 1969, Royal Arch

Masons Mount Lebanon Chapter, High Priest, T.I.M, Royal and Select Masters, past preceptor of

Malla Preceptory 27 of Sovereign Great Priory of Canada, Orient Council, Board of Baptist Men

Atlantic Provinces, taught Trade School for Bricklayers and also belonged to the cemetery

committee. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn (Hines) Reddick; daughters, Shirley (Barry) Daye,

Monastery; Christena, Scarborough, Ont.; Ann, New Glasgow; Clara, Halifax; Sonya, at home;

sons, Wayne, Ottawa; Hilton (Donna), Mike (Jean), Gordie, New Glasgow; Jason, at home;

sisters, Leota (George) Oliver, Dorothy Lattimore, Olive MacGrath, all of Toronto; Viola, Salt

Springs; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Monica Mattson and

Debra Greene, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by his first wife, Geneva Skinner; son, John;

daughters, Wanda and an infant daughter; sisters, Christene and Rhoda; brothers, Everett and

Stanley. Remains are resting in his late residence at 401 Granville St. today and Saturday. Funeral

3 p.m. Sunday in Second Baptist Church, Pastor Wayne Desmond officiating. Interment in Lorne

Street Cemetery. The Doric Masonic Lodge will meet in the home at 6:45 p.m. Saturday to hold

their service. Family flowers only. Donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of

one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New

Glasgow.

OBIT # 2257 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 APR 2001

BARKHOUSE, Terry Gordon - 41, Carvel, Alta., formerly of Canso, died Saturday, April 21,

2001, in Carvel. Born in Pictou, he was a son of Bertha (Newell) Mabey, New Glasgow and

Donald Barkhouse, Dartmouth. He lived with his aunt and uncle, whom he called Mom and Dad,

Amanda Feltmate, Canso and the late Lester Feltmate. He had a great love of all animals.

Surviving are stepfather, Harold Mabey, New Glasgow; sisters, Donna Smith, Pictou; Fay

(Gordon) Carty, Antigonish. He was predeceased by brother, Raymond; paternal grandparents,

Clyde and Beatrice Barkhouse, (Lyons Brook); maternal grandparents, Mansfield and Lila

Newell (Canso). Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in All Saints Anglican Church, Canso, Rev. Ian Wissler

officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations to All

Saints Anglican Church or The Lung Association.

OBIT # 2258 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 APR 2001

MAWHINNEY, Patricia Lynn "Tish" - A resident of Halifax and formerly of Lunenburg, passed

away on April 23, 2001. She was born in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, on March 19, 1973,

the youngest daughter of Laurence and Marion (Mason) Mawhinney, Lunenburg. She was

employed as a veterinarian assistant at the Richardson Animal Hospital in Lower Sackville for the

past year. A graduate of the Lunenburg Junior Senior High School, Maritime Business College in

Dartmouth and Kingstec Community College in Kentville. Earlier in her career she worked in

retail and banking in Lunenburg, Halifax, Dartmouth and Toronto. She is survived by her parents,

Laurence and Marion Mawhinney, Lunenburg; brothers, David, Toronto; Michael, Lunenburg;

sisters, Alison, Dartmouth; Suzanne (Dan Rudolf), Lunenburg; grandmothers, Patricia Mason,

Merigomish, Pictou Co.; Edith Mawhinney, Lunenburg; nephews, Justin and Zachary Rudolf,

Lunenburg; aunt and uncle, Joan and Lyall Murray, Avondale, Pictou Co.; aunt, Dorothea

Mawhinney, Ottawa; plus cousins and family members. She was predeceased by her sister, Joan

Elizabeth; niece, Rachel Ann; grandfathers, Stanley Mason, formerly of Merigomish, Pictou Co.;

Rev. David Mawhinney, formerly of Brockville, Ont. Visitation in Dana L. Sweeny Funeral


Home, 11213 Highway 3, Lunenburg, today, 7-9 p.m. A family service will be held in St. Paul's

Presbyterian Church,Merigomish, 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28. Family flowers only. In lieu of

flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or any other charity. Tish is

lovingly remembered with deep affection by her family, as well as her many friends, with whom

she shared the zest and joy of living.

OBIT # 2259 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 DEC 1992

MacDONALD, Ethel S. - 81, IOOF Home, Pictou, died December 3, 1992, in Sutherland Harris

Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in Annandale, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Joe and

Margaret (Dingwell) Conohan. She is survived by a son, George, Albion Cross, P.E.I.; daughter,

Claire MacDonald, Manoroneck, N.Y.; four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband,

Tennis; brother, George. The body is in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John, visiting 2-4, 7-9

p.m. today, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Carman Burns officiating. Burial will be

in Sea View Cemetery, Pictou. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity.

OBIT # 2260 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 APR 2001

HEMMINGS, William E.C. Sr. Sgt. - 80, Mulgrave, died Friday, April 27, 2001, in St. Martha's

Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Alexander and Caroline

(Cogswell) Hemmings. He was a tinsmith, retiring from Stora Enso, Point Tupper. He was a

veteran of the Second World War, serving from 1939-1945. He joined the Pictou Highlanders and

served overseas with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in France, Belgium, Germany and

Holland. He was a former 35 year member of the Mulgrave Volunteer Fire Department. He was a

past president and life member of Cambrai Branch 37, Royal Canadian Legion, Mulgrave. He is

survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Mary Ann Sutherland; son, William Edward Jr.

(Irene), Mulgrave; sisters, Mary Fraser, Stellarton; Eleanor (Preston) Peardon, P.E.I.; Jean

LaPorte, Windsor, Ont.; Margaret (Len) Ryan, Vancouver; Dorothy Wallace, Antigonish; Shirley

(Don) Armsworthy, Essex, Ont.; Sadie (George) MacKenzie, Pictou; Irene (Cecil) Shaw,

Bayview, Pictou Co.; grandchildren, Tammy Hemmings, Sydney; Toby (Kal England), Tracey

(Jeff Arsenault), both of Mulgrave; great-grandchildren, Jordan Hemmings England, Kristian

Hemmings. He was predeceased by sister, Doris Ross. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 today with

Legion Service 7:30 this evening, all in Mulgrave and Area Resting Place. Funeral service 10

a.m. Monday in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Mulgrave, Archdeacon Peter MacRae officiating.

Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to St. Andrew's Church Cemetery or Mulgrave and

Area Resting Place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port

Hawkesbury.

OBIT # 2261 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 NOV 1992

SWALLOW, James Henry - 84, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of 159

Abercrombie Rd., New Glasgow, died November 7, 1992, in the manor. Born in Glace Bay, he

was a son of the late James and Margaret (MacLellan) Swallow. He moved from Souris, P.E.I. to

Thorburn, Pictou County at a young age, where he worked and resided until his marriage. He then

resided in New Glasgow for most of his married life. He was a member and elder of First

Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. He was a former mine examiner, working with the Acadian

Coal Company for many years. He attended night school, where he received his trade in

carpentry, after which he was self-employed for aporoximately 20 years. He was also an

employee of Canadian Tire Corporation. He is survived by his wife, the former Gertrude

MacDonald; four sons, Donald, Wendell, Brian, Alexander (Sandy); 10 grandchildren; 13 great-


grandchildren; sister, Edith Johnstone, New Glasgow; brother, Gerald, Halifax. He was

predeceased by three sisters, Etta, Florence, Gladys; three brothers, Joseph, John, Angus. The

body is in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, visiting after 2 p.m. today, where funeral

will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial will be in McPhersons Mills

Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimers Society of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2262 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 OCT 1994

SWALLOW, Evelyn - 84, Thorburn, Pictou County, died October 7, 1994, in Aberdeen Hospital.

Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Elizabeth (English) Fraser. She

was a resident of Thorburn all her life and an adherent of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth, Thorburn; Shirley Jones, New Glasgow; son,

William, Thorburn; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her

husband, Joe; three sisters, Chris, Margaret, Muriel; three brothers, Johnny, Delmar, Harold.

Funeral will be 3:30 p.m. today in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Rev. Glen MacDonald

officiating. Burial will be in Thorburn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W.

Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to any

charity.

OBIT # 2263 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 MAY 1998

SWALLOW, Gerald H. (Gerry) - 84, Lower Sackville, died May 1, 1998, in Camp Hill Veterans'

Memorial Building, Halifax. Born in Souris, P.E.I., he was a son of the late James and Margaret

(MacLellan) Swallow. He served with the Pictou Highlanders during the Second World War in

Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. He was a 50-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and

was a member of Calais Branch 162, Lower Sackville, for the past 17 years. He was a longtime

driver with Yellow Cab Co. and he received recognition from the city for his many years of

service. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are his wife of 57

years, Annie Josephine (Langley); sons, Jerry, New Glasgow; Robert, Calgary; daughters, Joan

(Mrs. Dave Dorrance), London, Ont.; Anne (Mrs. Rick Vidito), Dartmouth; 15 grandchildren;

four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, John, James, Angus; sisters,

Etta, Edith, Florence, two in infancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, legion service 7 p.m.

Sunday, both in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 1216 Bedford Hwy., Bedford. Funeral 2 p.m.

Monday in Bedford United Baptist Church, Rev. Nelson Metcalfe officiating. Burial in Oakridge

Memory Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Bedford

United Baptist Church or Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building.

OBIT # 2264 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 NOV 1995

FOSTER, Annie Priscilla - 88, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Stellarton, died

November 17, 1995, in the manor. Born in Brewer, Maine, she was a daughter of the late

Nickolas and Katie (Swallow) MacLellan. She lived for a short time at Prince Edward Island

before moving to New Glasgow. She later resided in Evansville and Stellarton for most of her

life. Surviving are daughters, Gertie Shreenan, Stellarton; Matilda Bulger, Halifax; Kay (Mrs.

Cecil Stewart), New Glasgow; Sadie Foster, California; sons, William, New Glasgow; Nick,

Montreal; Milfred, Robert, Toronto; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Kay

MacLellan, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,

Samuel Sr.; son, Samuel Jr.; sisters, Sadie Murphy, Susanne Rector; brothers, Mildred, John Dan.


Funeral 2 p.m. today in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, Capt. George Fenwick

officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations to any charity.

OBIT # 2265 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 MAY 2001

MacNEILL, Douglas F. - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Douglas

Frederick MacNeill, 74, Harbour Drive, Pictou, which occurred Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in the

New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born October 21, 1926, in Pictou, he was a son of the late

Lawrence L. and Jessie H. (MacDonald) MacNeill. He was a lifelong member of Stella Maris

Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. Doug owned and operated Modern Motors Garage for many

years and was employed with Michelin Tire for more than 25 years, retiring in 1992. His passion

for the sea, love of boating and ability as a craftsman, led him to complete the construction of his

own vessel, from which he derived great enjoyment. Although, he was a quiet gentleman, Doug

always had a story to share and will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by

sons, Joseph Douglas (Tammy), Edmonton, Alta.; Paul Lloyd (Wanda), Pictou; grandchildren,

Sasha and Luke, Edmonton; Clinton and Alisha, Pictou; sisters, Carol Innis, Haliburton; Marie

(Ross) Margeson, New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Katherine MacNeill, Pictou; many nieces and

nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Cecilia M. Fisher; sisters, Dorothy and

husband Graham MacDonald, Ruth Janet in infancy; brother, L. Orvis MacNeill; brother-in-law,

Murray Innis. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.

Funeral mass will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Rev.

Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations

in his memory may be made to Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2266 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 MAY 2001

MacQUARRIE, John Alexander Cameron - 81, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, died May 2,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Caledonia, he was a son of the late Waldo

Grant and Lucy Catherine (Cameron) MacQuarrie. Surviving are brother, Neil (Rowena),

Caledonia; nieces, Judith (Richard) Oulton, Saint John, N.B.; Carolyn MacQuarrie, Bedford;

nephews, Bruce (Wendy), Pictou; James (Carrie), Springville; George (Darlene), Thorburn. He

was predeceased by nephew, Daniel. No visitation. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Saturday in

P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial of

ashes in Caledonia Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to any charity.

OBIT # 2267 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 MAY 2001

McKINNON, John Alexander - Age 84, 122 Stellar St., Stellarton, Pictou Co., died Wednesday,

May 2, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late

James William and Mary Catherine (MacDougall) McKinnon. He was a lifetime member of Our

Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and a lifelong resident of Stellarton. He served with

the RCAF, during the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion,

Branch 28, Stellarton. He was also a member of the Overseas Veteran's Association and Royal

Canadian Air Force Association, Stellarton. John was an ardent sports fan and was well-known in

his younger years for his athletic ability, especially as a goalie. His love of baseball , hockey and

track and field, especially his admiration and respect for Johnny Miles remained with him

throughout his life. John loved animals and was particularly fond of cats. He was employed by

Canadian National Railways for 39 years, up until his retirement in 1981, where he had served as

chairman of his local. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Coady; daughters, Teresa

(Stewart) Morris, Stellarton; Angela (Gerald) Swallow, Ottawa; Mary (Robert) Ellis, Fredericton;


sons, James (Patricia), MacLellans Brook; John, Moncton; Ian, Bedford; Michael and Gregory,

Stellarton; loving grandchildren, James, John, Angela, Jennifer, Jill, Allison, Pablo, Miguel,

Eliana, Stephanie, Lindsey and Gregory; adoring great-grandchildren, Jamie, Jordan, J.J. ,

Sequoia, Anthony, Bryden, Anthony, Bradley, Taylor and Matthew. He was predeceased by his

brother, James, killed in Normandy, France in the Second World War and grandson, Michael

Anthony Morris. His remains are resting in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with

visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of

Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Interment will follow in the

parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia

Division or the sunroom fund of the Veteran's Wing, Sutherland Harris Hospital, Pictou. Royal

Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton, will meet in the funeral home today at 6:30 p.m. to

conduct their service of remembrance.

OBIT # 2268 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MAY 2001

BOWES, Emma R. - 82, Halifax, passed away May 3, 2001. She is deeply missed by Edwin, her

beloved husband of 59 years and by their only child, daughter, Janeen, Toronto. Emma is also

survived by sisters, Ruby (Victor) Perrin, Halifax; Hazel (Douglas) Redmond, Ottawa; brother,

Ralph Redmond, Winnipeg; son-in-law, Paul Miller, Toronto. She enjoyed so much the spirited

affection of her "granddog" Katie. Born in Center Musquodoboit, Emma was the eldest child of

Herbert and Augusta Redmond. She was predeceased by brothers, Sidney and Herbert. Visitation

2-4, 7-9 p.m., Sunday, May 6, in Snow's Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax, Funeral service

11 a.m. Monday, May 7, in St. James Anglican Church, Armdale, Archdeacon Rod Gillis

officiating. Burial to follow in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Dartmouth. Family flowers only. In lieu

of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity

of choice.

OBIT # 2269 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MAY 2001

CHISHOLM, Ernest Andrew - 77, Riverton, died May 3, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New

Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, son of the late Ernest Alexander and Annie Mary (Delaney)

Chisholm. Surviving are wife, Grace I. (MacCallum); daughter, Grace M. MacDonald; sons,

Gregory, Eldridge, Donald; three sisters; two brothers; 10 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren;

three step great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Clarence,

William Harold. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald

Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's

Witness, Louis VanDonick officiating. Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2270 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MAY 2001

CUNNINGHAM, Kenneth Lloyd - 69, New Glasgow, died May 4, 2001, at home. Born in New

Glasgow, he was a son of the late George Byron and Minnie Gertrude (Cameron) (Hiltz)

Cunningham. Surviving are daughters, Kari Lee Cunningham, Shirley Ann Cromwell, Gwen

Cunningham, Vera Parker, Barbara Parker, Brenda MacLean; sons, David, Kenny, Robert;

brothers, George Byron, Donald, James; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was

predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Cholmondeley); son, Bruce Arthur; sisters, Betty

Broviac, Marge Jenkins, Eva Carrigan; brothers, Art Hiltz, Gordon Cunningham. Visitation 2-4,

7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, both in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New

Glasgow, Rev. Kevin Steeper officiating. Interment in Thorburn Cemetery. Donations to the

Canadian Cancer Society and Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.


OBIT # 2271 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MAY 2001

DOYLE, Marie "Blanche" - 84, 2059 South Main St., Westville, died Friday, May 4, 2001, in the

New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Procule and Mary

(Syre) Bourque. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Name, Westville and a devoted and

long-time member of The Catholic Women's League. Blanche served in the Royal Canadian Air

Force during the Second World War. She will be sadly missed by daughters, Marie Blanche

Costa, Boston, Mass.; Mary Anastasia Wright (Hugh), Westville; son, Maurice (Sandra),

Montreal. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; sisters, Amelia Kennedy, Eva Brennan,

Jennie Noel, Eve Steele; brothers, William, Fred, Maurice; twin brother, Joseph Bourque; two

infant sisters. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.

Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday in Church of The Holy Name, Westville, Father

Reg Currie officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester.

OBIT # 2272 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MAY 2001

MacKAY, Dora Marie - 84, River John, passed away May 2, 2001, in St. Catharines General

Hospital, St. Catharines, Ont. Born in Lowell, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Christie and

Elizabeth (Morgan) Langille. She worked as a Health Care Aid in Shaver Hospital, St.

Catharines, Ont. and later in MacLeod's General Store, River John. She was a member of Seventh

Day Adventist Church, Pugwash. She is survived by daughters, Florence (Jim) Keatley,

Welsford; Beulah (Borge) Jensen, St. David's, Ont.; grandchildren, Julie Langlois, Dunville, Ont.;

Rick Keatley, Calgary, Alta.; great-grandchildren, Luke, Wayne, Derek, April, Tyler, Sierra and

Parker. She was predeceased by her husband, Mifflin; infant daughter, Janice; brothers, Danny

and Doddie; sister, Margaret. The remains are resting in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John

with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Salem

United Church, River John, Pastor Victor Gill officiating, assisted by Pastor David Eagles. Burial

in Mountain Road Cemetery, River John. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North

Shore Health Services Foundation, Tatamagouche or a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2273 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 MAY 2001

BURRIS, Adam Dunlap - 78, Dartmouth, died May 4, 2001 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII,

after a lengthy illness. Born in Upper Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late Adam D. and Mary

J. (McCurdy) Burris. He received his education at Upper Musquodoboit and Colchester

Academy, Truro. His early life was spent on the family farm in Upper Musquodoboit. In 1959, he

joined the assessment staff of the Municipality of the County of Halifax, transferring in 1961 to

the assessment staff of the newly incorporated City of Dartmouth. In 1965, he became a charter

member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Assessors and in 1966, he received full accreditation with

the Appraisal Institute of Canada. In 1972, he joined the Federal Public Service, serving first with

Revenue Canada Taxation and later with the regional office of Public Works Canada. He is

survived by his wife, the former Thelma W. (Dean) Ward; daughters, Mary E (Donald) Bartlett,

St. John's, Nfld.; Susan A. Burris (John) Stone, Halifax; sons, Douglas A. (Dr. Violet Hawes),

Middle Musquodoboit; Roderick A., Toronto; sister, Grace M. Henry, Upper Musquodoboit;

brothers, Donald A. (Jean), Vancouver; Dr. John M. (Iva), Elmsdale; five grandchildren. He was

predeceased by his first wife, the former Elizabeth Anna Kent; a son in infancy; brother, George

D. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Memorial service 1 p.m. today in St.

Andrew's Presbyterian Church, School Street, Dartmouth, Rev. George Macdonald officiating.

Reception and a time to greet the family will immediately follow in the church hall. Burial in


Hillcrest Cemetery, Upper Musquodoboit. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the

Maritime Heart Centre, c/o QEII Health Sciences Centre, Box 3295, South Halifax, B3J 3H5, or a

charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St.

OBIT # 2274 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 MAY 2001

HEMMINGS, William E.C. Sr. Sgt. - 80, Mulgrave, died Friday, April 27, 2001, in St. Martha's

Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Alexander and Caroline

(Cogswell) Hemmings. He was

a tinsmith, retiring from Stora Enso, Point Tupper. He was a veteran of the Second World War,

serving from 1939-1945. He joined the Pictou Highlanders and served overseas with the North

Nova Scotia Highlanders in France, Belgium, Germany and Holland. He was a former 35 year

member of the Mulgrave Volunteer Fire Department. He was a past president and life member of

Cambrai Branch 37, Royal Canadian Legion, Mulgrave. He is survived by his wife of 58 years,

the former Mary Ann Sutherland; son, William Edward Jr. (Irene), Mulgrave; sisters, Mary

Fraser, Stellarton; Eleanor (Preston) Peardon, Prince Edward Island; Jean LaPorte, Windsor, Ont.;

Margaret (Len) Ryan, Vancouver; Dorothy Wallace, Antigonish; Shirley (Don) Armsworthy,

Essex, Ont.; Sadie (George) MacKenzie, Pictou; Irene (Cecil) Shaw, Bayview, Pictou Co.;

grandchildren, Tammy Hemmings, Sydney; Toby (Kal England), Tracey (Jeff Arsenault), both of

Mulgrave; great-grandchildren, Jordan Hemmings England, Kristian Hemmings. He was

predeceased by sister, Doris Ross. Funeral was held in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Mulgrave,

Archdeacon Peter MacRae officiating. Cremation followed. Memorial donations to St. Andrew's

Church Cemetery or Mulgrave and Area Resting Place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dennis

Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.

OBIT # 2275 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 MAY 2001

HOOD, Gordon Smith - 56, Granton, Pictou Co., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 5,

2001, at his home. Born November 24, 1944, in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late John and

Ina (Crawford) Hood. Gordon was employed with C.N.R. for 29 years as a conductor and later a

brakeman until his retirement due to ill health. He was a member of Brotherhood of Railway

Trainman and Michelin Crew 1 Dart League. Gordon was an outdoorsman, enjoying gardening

and animals, especially his cats, Charla and Beauty. He is survived by his wife, the former

Shannon Chisholm; daughters, Michelle, Westville; Colleen (Greg Henwood), Amherst;

grandchildren, Christian and David. He is also survived by brothers, Brad, Stellarton; Ian,

Hamilton, Ont.; sisters, Margaret Jenkins, Hamilton, Ont.; Jean MacLeod (Alec), Stellarton;

Audrey MacGillivray, Edmonton; Camilla Wallace, Halifax; father-in-law, Rod Chisholm,

Granton. He was predeceased by daughter, Tanya; brother, Clarence. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9

p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday,

Father Reg Currie officiating. Burial will be in The Holy Name Cemetery, Westville. Family

flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova

Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association.

OBIT # 2276 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 MAY 2001

LYNDS, Murray Leon - 67, North River, passed away May 4, 2001, at the home of his son,

Ricky Lynds. Born in Truro, he was a son of Celia (Crowe) Lynds, North River and the late

Alfred Lynds. He was a former employee of Warrens Paving, the late Lloyd Webster and Wil-

Kare Paving. Murray enjoyed fishing and gardening. He is survived by daughters, Paulette (Billy)

Fisher, Stewiacke; Shelley (Danny) Cavanagh, Upper Onslow; Donna (Richard) Pickrem, Lower


Truro; sons, Ricky (Linda), North River; Dwight (Darlene), Valley; 14 grandchildren; one

grandson; sisters, Irma (Kenneth) Lemmons, North River; Irene (Orville) Otterson, Crowes Mills;

Rose (Morris) MacCallum, North River; Phyllis (Charles) Wilson, Bible Hill; Joan (Warren)

McAuley, Lunenburg; Jane Moore, Truro; Darlene (Kerry) Blaikie, Lunenburg; brothers, Donald

(Helen), Onslow Mountain; Willie (Vie), Crowes Mills; Foster (Betty), Belmont; Eric (Nancy),

St. Catharines, Ont.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former

Lillian McNutt; son, Darrell; brother, Robert. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, May 7, in

Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Karen MacNeill officiating.

Burial to follow in North RiverUnited Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2277 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 MAY 2001

McKAY, Percy Ward - 90, Burnside, Colchester Co., died May 6, 2001, in Colchester Regional

Hospital, Truro. Born in Burnside, he was a son of the late George and Laura (White) McKay. He

was a farmer and lumberman all of his working life. Surviving are his brother, Malcolm,

Eastville; half-brother, Walter, Truro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by

brothers, Lawrence, Muir, Donald; sister, Laura; stepmother, Lena. Cremation has taken place.

Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. and funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., both in Springside

United Church, Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial in Burnt Hill Cemetery, Burnside. Family

flowers only. Donations may be made to Springside United Church Building and Memorial Fund

or Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea

Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.

OBIT # 2278 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 MAY 2001

KNOBLAUCH (Rushton), Sheri-Lynn - 40, Tanner Hill Road, Green Hill, Pictou Co., passed

away Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she

was a daughter of Douglas and Margaret (Wright) Rushton. She was an adherent of Salem

Presbyterian Church, Green Hill. She worked at Bank of Nova Scotia, Fort McMurray and

received her Brokers License for Real Estate, Fort McMurray. She also worked for Fort

McMurray Today News Paper and the Evening News, New Glasgow. She attended Nova Scotia

Community College, Stellarton, receiving her degree in Business Information Technology. She

greatly enjoyed her pet cats, Tiny and Bear. She is survived by a beautiful daughter, Krista Lynn

(age 10); former husband, Victor Knoblauch, Alberta; sisters, Diane Rushton, Tanner Hill Road;

Marilyn (Steve) Fanjoy, Tanner Hill Road; Darlene (Allan) MacKinnon, Stellarton; brothers,

Gerald (Cindy) Rushton, Tanner Hill Road; Gary (Michelle) Rushton, Salem Hill Road; maternal

grandmother, Isabel Wright, Westville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by

grandparents, Stephen Wright, Westville; Joseph and Lillian Rushton, Salt Springs. Visitation

will be held on Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral

service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Salem Presbyterian Church, Green Hill, Rev. Kevin

Steeper and Rev. Doug Herbert officiating. Donations in Sheri's memory may be made to

Canadian Cancer Society. The angels carried her home upon a morning star. She will be

remembered for her

courageous battle with cancer and for the strength she gave her family and friends throughout her

illness.

OBIT # 2279 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 MAY 2001


PELLERINE, Margaret Mary "Peggy" - 80, Cedar Street, Pictou, died May 6, 2001. Born in

Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (MacKay) Hasey. She was a member

of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou and a former housekeeping employee of Edward

Mortimer Place. Peggy enjoyed family visits and going for drives in the car. She is survived by

son, Robert (Paula), Scotsburn Road; daughters, Mary (Archie) Malally, Truro; Patricia Rae,

Lyons Brook; Diane (Thomas) MacMillan, Harris Road, Lyons Brook; eight grandchildren; two

great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa Moore, Boston, Mass.; Catherine (Robert) Neima,

Dartmouth; Josephine (Charles) Hartley and Elizabeth (George) Scobie, both of Toronto; Helen

Lays, Antigonish; brothers, Patrick, Antigonish; William, Riverton; James, Oshawa; Harold

Thompson, Winnipeg, Man. She was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas; daughters, Shirley

and Carol in infancy; sisters, Rosemary Hasey, Gertrude Curley; brothers, Daniel and Alex.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held at

10 a.m. Thursday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald

officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations may be

made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2280 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 MAY 2001

ST. CLAIR, Jessie Violet - 86, Forge Street, Trenton, beloved wife of the late James David St.

Clair, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in

Poulamon, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Peter and Alexina (Ranson) Fraser. She

was a member of Christ The King Roman Catholic Church, Ladies Auxillary Royal Canadian

Legion, Branch 29, Trenton and former past president of Hillcrest Senior Citizens Club. Jessie's

family was her life and she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to son,

Lawrence (Roseanna) St. Clair, New Glasgow; daughters, Eva (Jim) Halliday, Trenton; Renie

Currie (Allan McGrath), Trenton; Dorothy (Colin) Latham, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Sherry-

Lynn (St. Clair) Wilson, Kevin St. Clair, Andrew St. Clair, Quinn St. Clair, Terry Jardine,

Stephen Jardine, Tracey (Jardine) Walton, Sonya (Jardine) McDonald, Ross Rector, Violet

(Rector) Best, Leanne (Rector) Caverly, Christine Rector, Gillian Latham, Derek Latham; greatgrandchildren,

Shane and Steven Wilson, Jenna and Joshua St. Clair, Jason and Carly St. Clair,

Michael Cameron, Nicole Roussy, Emma Walton, Stephanie, Christopher and Devan Rector,

Megan and Ashley Best, Robert Macinnis, Cory and Kenneth Caverly, Jessie Rector; beloved

sister of Anne Sanford, Toronto; Grace Bryant, Milton, Ont.; Ronald Fraser, Trenton; Henry

Fraser, Woodstock, Ont. She was predeceased by sisters, May MacDougall, Lena Smith; brothers,

Bert Fraser, Melvin Fraser and Clarence Fraser. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

Friday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in Christ The

King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton, Rev. George MacInnis and Rev. Sydney Mifflen

officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to

Aberdeen Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

OBIT # 2281 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 MAY 2001

ROCKEY, Frederick John "Fred" - 81, Telford, Pictou Co., passed away with his family by his

side, Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Wales, he was a

son of the late George and Mary Jane (Richards) Rockey. He served overseas during the Second

World War with the Pictou County Highlanders. Fred had been a self-employed carpenter,

working mainly as a finish carpenter. Surviving are daughters, Jane (Donnie) Winmill,

Woodstock, Ont.; Isabel Brezinski, Telford; sons, George (Dolly), Pine Tree; Bill (Jean),

Rossfield; Reece (Beverly), Stewiacke; sisters, Doreen Frizzell, Barrie, Ont.; Gwyneth Gallant,

Truro; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was


predeceased by son, Fred; several sisters and brothers. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in

P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 1:30

p.m. Friday, Rev. Foster Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in Telford Cemetery. Family

flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to The Lung Association. The Royal

Canadian Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home to hold their tribute service.

OBIT # 2282 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 MAY 2001

COLE, George Isner - 96, Dartmouth, died May 10, 2001, after a brief stay in hospital. Born in

Pictou, he was a son of the late James and Mary (Matheson) Cole. A 64 year resident of

Dartmouth, George Cole was a pharmacy honor graduate from Dalhousie University in 1934.

Previously a long-time employee at Buckley's Pharmacy, Sydney. Retired from Parke Davis after

32 years of service and at the time of his death he was the oldest former employee. Mr. Cole was

also a honorary elder at St. James United Church. George was a Rotarian and a great amateur

hockey player. He was captain of Dalhousie University hockey team. Surviving are sons, James

(Holly), San Francisco, Calif.; Robert (Beth), Moncton, N.B.; grandchildren, Andrew, Scott,

Ryan and Hilary. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pearl Jane Henderson; second wife,

Margaret Elaine Spurr; brother, Roy Clyde; sister, Janet Francis MacPherson. Funeral service 1

p.m. Saturday in St. James United Church, Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Reception to follow

in Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Burial has taken place in Dartmouth

Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation.

OBIT # 2283 – UNKNOWN PAPER – JAN 1914

At nine o’clock on the night of the 28th of January, 1914, Isabella Matheson, wife of Daniel

McLean, died at the age of 64 years. Her husband predecased her fifteen years ago. She worked

in the Stellarton Home for the harmless insane for 13 years. She was the daughter of Neil &

Margaret Matheson of Watervale. Immediate family are Miss Georgina Matheson, West River

Station; Mrs. Flemming, Halifax; brother Neil Matheson of New Gairloch. Rev. Mr. Christie

conducted the service

OBIT # 2284 – UNKNOWN PAPER – FEB 1912

Miss Betsy Matheson, New Gairloch died on Feb. 11, 1912, at the age of 66 years. Death due to

injuries received from a fall on her way from her home to West River Station store. Left

mourning her sudden death is her aged and loving Aunt Mary (Miss McBeth), one brother and

three sisters: Neil Matheson of Watervale; Miss Georgie Matheson of West River; Mrs. Bella

McLean of Stellarton, and Mrs. Catherine Flemming residing in Halifax. Pastor, Rev. Mr.

Christie. She is buried in the cemetery where her father & mother and two brothers who deceased

her some years ago.

OBIT # 2285 – UNKNOWN PAPER – JAN 1915

William H. White died Jan. 5, 1915 at the Cottage Hospital, Pictou. He was 29 years & five

months. For the last few months the deceased, with his wife, resided at Tatamagouche, where Mr.

White held the position of section foreman on the I.C.R. Mr. White was a member of the

Caledonia Lodge, IOOF Hopewell, also a member of Bethal Church. Funeral conducterd by Rev.

Mr. McDonald. Buried in West River Station Cemetery. Young wife (Star?) married but two

years, formerly Miss Tena Langille.


OBIT # 2286 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MAY 2001

GADD (Semple), Hazel - Age 76, 30 Cambey Ave., Stellarton, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in her

home. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late David Cullen and Agnes Jane Hazel

(Osborne) Semple. She was a resident of Stellarton for all of her life where she was a member of

Sharon St. John United Church. She was a registered nurse, having graduated in 1947 from the

former Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing where she was the recipient of the Sinclair Medal.

She was employed as a registered nurse at the old Aberdeen Hospital and also did private duty

nursing. Hazel was an avid bowler with Michelin Retirees Club and was especially proud of her

team the "Whizzers" and their most recent championship victory. She enjoyed her grandchildren

immensely and was especially fond of sports and music. She cherished her many walks with her

dear friend, Esther. She is survived by daughters, Phyllis (Bruce) Holton, Whitehill; Kathryn

(Martin) Ryan, Whitehill; grandchildren, Gordon, Jill, Ann, Tyler, Sarah, Dylan and Jake; sisters,

Georgie Semple, Isabel Stewart, both of Stellarton; Mary Pitts, Oakville, Ont.; Gwen Cornwall,

Lakefield, Ont.; Joan Kendall, Pembroke, Ont.; brothers, Raymond and Gordon Semple, both of

Stellarton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, R. Melvin Gadd;

grandson, Jared Ryan; sisters, Ola MacNeil, Lillian Semple, Margaret Semple; brothers, Harvey,

Arthur, Samuel, Edwin, David and Howard Semple. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie

Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at

2 p.m. on Sunday in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating.

Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's

choice.

OBIT # 2287 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MAY 2001

MacPHERSON (Bowdidge), Winifred Jane - 91, 41 North Albert St., New Glasgow, died Friday,

May 11, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Boston, Mass., September 11, 1909,

she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jane (Morrison) Bowdidge. After the age of five, she

was raised by her aunt and uncle Jack and Jen Morrison, Trenton. She attended Trenton schools.

She had a long passion for music, studied piano for 19 years and had worked at the Colin F.

MacDonald Music Stores. She was a member of Trinity United Church and a life member of the

U.C.W. She was also a life member of the Royal William Yacht Club. She is survived by her

children, Thomas A. MacPherson, Black Point; J. Arlene and husband Harold Smith, Lower

Sackville; J. Gary MacPherson and wife Marilyn (MacGillivray), Boston, Mass.; Richard A.

MacPherson and wife Linda (Guthro), Mississauga, Ont.; Clary MacPherson and special friend

Valerie Ryan, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Richard Smith (Nancy Evans), Lower Sackville;

Kim Van Dyk (Peter), Caledonia; Jeffrey MacPherson, Los Angeles; Allison MacPherson

(Borden Mosher), Dartmouth; Sandy MacPherson, Vancouver; Bradley MacPherson, San Diego;

Ashley and Marlee MacPherson, Mississauga; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Nicole and Jacob

Van Dyk, Caledonia. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Earle MacPherson; half-brother,

Thomas Bowdidge. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in Eagles Funeral Home,

Westville. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity United Church, New

Glasgow. Burial will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin. Donations may be made to any charity.

OBIT # 2288 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MAY 2001

HOLMES, M. Pearl - 92, Haliburton Road, Pictou and formerly of Hedgeville, Pictou Co., passed

away May 11, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in River John, she was a

daughter of the late Enos and Olive (Bigney) Heighton. She was a member of St. Andrew's


Presbyterian Church, Pictou. Prior to living in Pictou and Stellarton, Pearl spent most of her life

living in Hedgeville with her husband Walter and family. While living there she was a member of

St. George's Presbyterian Church and was active in several church organizations. Surviving are

her daughter, Sharon, Pictou; son, Kingsley (Marie), Hedgeville; sisters, Hilda, River John;

Rhoda, East River; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild;

several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter; daughter, Helen;

infant triplets; brother, Ross. No visitation by request. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in McLaren

Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, Rev. Kenneth Stright officiating. Burial in Riverbank Cemetery,

Toney River. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory to The Arthritis Society or

Riverbank Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Marjorie Fraser, RR 4, River John, NS B0K 1N0

0BIT # 2289 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 MAY 2001

DEAN, Clarence Francis - 62, Beaver Bank, died May 12, 2001, in the new Halifax Infirmary,

QEII. Born in Beaver Bank, he was a son of the late Edward V. and Florence E. (Ring) Dean. He

worked for CNR for 33 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed gardening and loved to share his crops

with the community. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his brothers. He was known as the

"Mayor of Beaver Bank". He was a loving father and grandfather who will be dearly missed by

many. Surviving are daughters, Christina M. (Mrs. Stephen Lynch), Beaver Bank; Elizabeth J.

Dean, Lr. Sackville; sons, Clarence J., Beaver Bank; Joseph S., Beaverbrook; brothers, George,

Edmonton; Harry, Three Mile Plains; Ronnie, Lr. Sackville; Blair, Paul, Graham "Buddy", all of

Beaver Bank; sisters, Doris Metzler, Bedford; Mary Antle, Theresa MacDonald, both of Beaver

Bank; Doreen Dean, Middle Sackville; Brenda Reid, Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Matthew,

Tara, Ryan, Tamara, Kayla, Korey. He was predeceased by brother, Wayne; sister, Emily Coffin.

Visitation 7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr.,

Lower Sackville. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday, in St. John Vianney Parish, Father J.B. Christensen

officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes

Association.

OBIT # 2280 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 MAY 2001

ST. CLAIR, Jessie Violet - 86, Forge Street, Trenton, beloved wife of the late James David St.

Clair, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in

Poulamon, Richmond Co., she was a daughter of the late Peter and Alexina (Ranson) Fraser. She

was a member of Christ The King Roman Catholic Church, Ladies Auxillary Royal Canadian

Legion, Branch 29, Trenton and former past president of Hillcrest Senior Citizens Club. Jessie's

family was her life and she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to son,

Lawrence (Roseanna) St. Clair, New Glasgow; daughters, Eva (Jim) Halliday, Trenton; Renie

Currie (Allan McGrath), Trenton; Dorothy (Colin) Latham, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Sherry-

Lynn (St. Clair) Wilson, Kevin St. Clair, Andrew St. Clair, Quinn St. Clair, Terry Jardine,

Stephen Jardine, Tracey (Jardine) Walton, Sonya (Jardine) McDonald, Ross Rector, Violet

(Rector) Best, Leanne (Rector) Caverly, Christine Rector, Gillian Latham, Derek Latham; greatgrandchildren,

Shane and Steven Wilson, Jenna and Joshua St. Clair, Jason and Carly St. Clair,

Michael Cameron, Nicole Roussy, Emma Walton, Stephanie, Christopher and Devan Rector,

Megan and Ashley Best, Robert Macinnis, Cory and Kenneth Caverly, Jessie Rector; beloved

sister of Anne Sanford, Toronto; Grace Bryant, Milton, Ont.; Ronald Fraser, Trenton; Henry

Fraser, Woodstock, Ont. She was predeceased by sisters, May MacDougall, Lena Smith; brothers,

Bert Fraser, Melvin Fraser and Clarence Fraser. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

Friday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in Christ The

King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton, Rev. George MacInnis and Rev. Sydney Mifflen


officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to

Aberdeen Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

OBIT # 2281 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 MAY 2001

ROCKEY, Frederick John "Fred" - 81, Telford, Pictou Co., passed away with his family by his

side, Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Wales, he was a

son of the late George and Mary Jane (Richards) Rockey. He served overseas during the Second

World War with the Pictou County Highlanders. Fred had been a self-employed carpenter,

working mainly as a finish carpenter. Surviving are daughters, Jane (Donnie) Winmill,

Woodstock, Ont.; Isabel Brezinski, Telford; sons, George (Dolly), Pine Tree; Bill (Jean),

Rossfield; Reece (Beverly), Stewiacke; sisters, Doreen Frizzell, Barrie, Ont.; Gwyneth Gallant,

Truro; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was

predeceased by son, Fred; several sisters and brothers. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in

P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 1:30

p.m. Friday, Rev. Foster Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in Telford Cemetery. Family

flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to The Lung Association. The Royal

Canadian Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home to hold their tribute service.

OBIT # 2282 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 MAY 2001

COLE, George Isner - 96, Dartmouth, died May 10, 2001, after a brief stay in hospital. Born in

Pictou, he was a son of the late James and Mary (Matheson) Cole. A 64 year resident of

Dartmouth, George Cole was a pharmacy honor graduate from Dalhousie University in 1934.

Previously a long-time employee at Buckley's Pharmacy, Sydney. Retired from Parke Davis after

32 years of service and at the time of his death he was the oldest former employee. Mr. Cole was

also a honorary elder at St. James United Church. George was a Rotarian and a great amateur

hockey player. He was captain of Dalhousie University hockey team. Surviving are sons, James

(Holly), San Francisco, Calif.; Robert (Beth), Moncton, N.B.; grandchildren, Andrew, Scott,

Ryan and Hilary. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pearl Jane Henderson; second wife,

Margaret Elaine Spurr; brother, Roy Clyde; sister, Janet Francis MacPherson. Funeral service 1

p.m. Saturday in St. James United Church, Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Reception to follow

in Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Burial has taken place in Dartmouth

Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation.

OBIT # 2283 – UNKNOWN PAPER – JAN 1914

At nine o’clock on the night of the 28th of January, 1914, Isabella Matheson, wife of Daniel

McLean, died at the age of 64 years. Her husband predecased her fifteen years ago. She worked

in the Stellarton Home for the harmless insane for 13 years. She was the daughter of Neil &

Margaret Matheson of Watervale. Immediate family are Miss Georgina Matheson, West River

Station; Mrs. Flemming, Halifax; brother Neil Matheson of New Gairloch. Rev. Mr. Christie

conducted the service

OBIT # 2284 – UNKNOWN PAPER – FEB 1912

Miss Betsy Matheson, New Gairloch died on Feb. 11, 1912, at the age of 66 years. Death due to

injuries received from a fall on her way from her home to West River Station store. Left

mourning her sudden death is her aged and loving Aunt Mary (Miss McBeth), one brother and


three sisters: Neil Matheson of Watervale; Miss Georgie Matheson of West River; Mrs. Bella

McLean of Stellarton, and Mrs. Catherine Flemming residing in Halifax. Pastor, Rev. Mr.

Christie. She is buried in the cemetery where her father & mother and two brothers who deceased

her some years ago.

OBIT # 2285 – UNKNOWN PAPER – JAN 1915

William H. White died Jan. 5, 1915 at the Cottage Hospital, Pictou. He was 29 years & five

months. For the last few months the deceased, with his wife, resided at Tatamagouche, where Mr.

White held the position of section foreman on the I.C.R. Mr. White was a member of the

Caledonia Lodge, IOOF Hopewell, also a member of Bethal Church. Funeral conducterd by Rev.

Mr. McDonald. Buried in West River Station Cemetery. Young wife (Star?) married but two

years, formerly Miss Tena Langille.

OBIT # 2286 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MAY 2001

GADD (Semple), Hazel - Age 76, 30 Cambey Ave., Stellarton, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in her

home. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late David Cullen and Agnes Jane Hazel

(Osborne) Semple. She was a resident of Stellarton for all of her life where she was a member of

Sharon St. John United Church. She was a registered nurse, having graduated in 1947 from the

former Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing where she was the recipient of the Sinclair Medal.

She was employed as a registered nurse at the old Aberdeen Hospital and also did private duty

nursing. Hazel was an avid bowler with Michelin Retirees Club and was especially proud of her

team the "Whizzers" and their most recent championship victory. She enjoyed her grandchildren

immensely and was especially fond of sports and music. She cherished her many walks with her

dear friend, Esther. She is survived by daughters, Phyllis (Bruce) Holton, Whitehill; Kathryn

(Martin) Ryan, Whitehill; grandchildren, Gordon, Jill, Ann, Tyler, Sarah, Dylan and Jake; sisters,

Georgie Semple, Isabel Stewart, both of Stellarton; Mary Pitts, Oakville, Ont.; Gwen Cornwall,

Lakefield, Ont.; Joan Kendall, Pembroke, Ont.; brothers, Raymond and Gordon Semple, both of

Stellarton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, R. Melvin Gadd;

grandson, Jared Ryan; sisters, Ola MacNeil, Lillian Semple, Margaret Semple; brothers, Harvey,

Arthur, Samuel, Edwin, David and Howard Semple. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie

Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at

2 p.m. on Sunday in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating.

Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's

choice.

OBIT # 2287 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MAY 2001

MacPHERSON (Bowdidge), Winifred Jane - 91, 41 North Albert St., New Glasgow, died Friday,

May 11, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Boston, Mass., September 11, 1909,

she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jane (Morrison) Bowdidge. After the age of five, she

was raised by her aunt and uncle Jack and Jen Morrison, Trenton. She attended Trenton schools.

She had a long passion for music, studied piano for 19 years and had worked at the Colin F.

MacDonald Music Stores. She was a member of Trinity United Church and a life member of the

U.C.W. She was also a life member of the Royal William Yacht Club. She is survived by her

children, Thomas A. MacPherson, Black Point; J. Arlene and husband Harold Smith, Lower

Sackville; J. Gary MacPherson and wife Marilyn (MacGillivray), Boston, Mass.; Richard A.

MacPherson and wife Linda (Guthro), Mississauga, Ont.; Clary MacPherson and special friend

Valerie Ryan, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Richard Smith (Nancy Evans), Lower Sackville;


Kim Van Dyk (Peter), Caledonia; Jeffrey MacPherson, Los Angeles; Allison MacPherson

(Borden Mosher), Dartmouth; Sandy MacPherson, Vancouver; Bradley MacPherson, San Diego;

Ashley and Marlee MacPherson, Mississauga; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Nicole and Jacob

Van Dyk, Caledonia. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Earle MacPherson; half-brother,

Thomas Bowdidge. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in Eagles Funeral Home,

Westville. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity United Church, New

Glasgow. Burial will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin. Donations may be made to any charity.

OBIT # 2288 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MAY 2001

HOLMES, M. Pearl - 92, Haliburton Road, Pictou and formerly of Hedgeville, Pictou Co., passed

away May 11, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in River John, she was a

daughter of the late Enos and Olive (Bigney) Heighton. She was a member of St. Andrew's

Presbyterian Church, Pictou. Prior to living in Pictou and Stellarton, Pearl spent most of her life

living in Hedgeville with her husband Walter and family. While living there she was a member of

St. George's Presbyterian Church and was active in several church organizations. Surviving are

her daughter, Sharon, Pictou; son, Kingsley (Marie), Hedgeville; sisters, Hilda, River John;

Rhoda, East River; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild;

several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter; daughter, Helen;

infant triplets; brother, Ross. No visitation by request. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in McLaren

Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, Rev. Kenneth Stright officiating. Burial in Riverbank Cemetery,

Toney River. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory to The Arthritis Society or

Riverbank Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Marjorie Fraser, RR 4, River John, NS B0K 1N0

0BIT # 2289 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 MAY 2001

DEAN, Clarence Francis - 62, Beaver Bank, died May 12, 2001, in the new Halifax Infirmary,

QEII. Born in Beaver Bank, he was a son of the late Edward V. and Florence E. (Ring) Dean. He

worked for CNR for 33 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed gardening and loved to share his crops

with the community. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting with his brothers. He was known as the

"Mayor of Beaver Bank". He was a loving father and grandfather who will be dearly missed by

many. Surviving are daughters, Christina M. (Mrs. Stephen Lynch), Beaver Bank; Elizabeth J.

Dean, Lr. Sackville; sons, Clarence J., Beaver Bank; Joseph S., Beaverbrook; brothers, George,

Edmonton; Harry, Three Mile Plains; Ronnie, Lr. Sackville; Blair, Paul, Graham "Buddy", all of

Beaver Bank; sisters, Doris Metzler, Bedford; Mary Antle, Theresa MacDonald, both of Beaver

Bank; Doreen Dean, Middle Sackville; Brenda Reid, Tatamagouche; grandchildren, Matthew,

Tara, Ryan, Tamara, Kayla, Korey. He was predeceased by brother, Wayne; sister, Emily Coffin.

Visitation 7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr.,

Lower Sackville. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday, in St. John Vianney Parish, Father J.B. Christensen

officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes

Association.

OBIT # 2290 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 MAY 2001

TIERNEY (Arbuckle), Frances - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our

beloved wife and dear mother, Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in Windsor Regional Hospital, Met

Campus. She was the dearest wife of Charles for 52 years; loving mother of Catherine and

husband Bob Hind, Windsor; Anne and husband Don Margiewicz, Grindstone City, Mich.;

Colleen and husband Charlie Zulian, Windsor; Dan, Windsor; cherished nanny of Heather, Katie

and Nathan, Kelly and Jon, Matthew, Shannon, Ken, Jacqueline, Peter, Rebecca, Patrick,


Anthony and Olivia. She is also survived by sisters, Mildred Dowell, Sheila and Ken

McCutcheon; brother, Fred and Bernice Arbuckle, all of Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by

her parents, William and Florence Arbuckle; siblings, Bernard, Kathleen, Bill, Iris, John and

Geraldine (all of Nova Scotia). Frances was a proud Nova Scotian and a woman of faith and

substance. She fought the good fight and is now resting in the arms of the Lord she loved so well.

Her family is awarding her the Purple Heart for Bravery. Funeral is being held in Windsor, Ont.,

today, May 12, in St. Theresa's Church. Janisse Brothers Funeral Home is entrusted with

arrangements (519-253-5225). Interment in Heavenly Cemetery, Windsor, Ont. A donation may

be made in Frances' name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer

Society.

OBIT # 2291 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 MAY 2001

BURY, L. Thelma - 55 North Provost St., New Glasgow, died in Aberdeen Hospital on May 12,

2001, after a brief illness. Born in Beach Point, P.E.I., April 19, 1911, she was the daughter of the

late James F. and Ruth (Sencabaugh) Irving. She was retired from Tidewater Co. She attended

Trinity United Church and had been a member of IODE, The Order of The Eastern Star and was

an avid card player. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Mrs. Hazel M. Irving, Moncton, N.B.; Mrs.

Holley Pepe, United States; nieces, Faye Irving, Moncton, N.B.; Dr. Susan Irving, Kingston,

Ont.; Mary (Ken) Shephard, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Hazen E. Bury; brother,

Milton S. Irving. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow,

where a family service will be held Tuesday, Rev. Chalmers Hatcher officiating. Burial in Lorne

Street Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Foundation.

OBIT # 2292 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 MAY 2001

HENRY, Leona Hyacinthe - 93, Queen Street, Truro, died May 12, 2001, in Colchester Regional

Hospital, Truro. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Jane

(Hamiel) Lynch. She was a long-time member of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is

survived by daughter, Vivian Wilson, Halifax; sons, Albert (Catherine), Windsor, Ont.; Frederick

(Gladys), Sydney; grandchildren, Jesse (Wendy), Halifax; Deborah and Rachel, both of

Dartmouth; great-grandchildren, Brandi Boylen, Amanda and Jacob; a number of nieces and

nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Henry. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

today, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Mr. Dale Langille

officiating. Burial in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro.

OBIT # 2293 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MAY 2001

MacAULAY, Annie Jane (Mrs. Dan Allan MacAulay) - Age 100, Sutherlands River, Pictou Co.

and Boularderie, Cape Breton Co., passed away peacefully May 14, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital,

New Glasgow. Born in Roxbury, Mass., March 3, 1901, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth

Angus and Margaret (MacAulay) MacLeod, (Millville, Boularderie). She lived most of her life in

Boularderie and the past 13 years resided in Sutherlands River with her daughter and son-in-law.

She was a faithful member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d'Or and an adherent of

Sutherlands River Presbyterian Church, Pictou Co. She was a life member of the Millville AMS

and Ladies Aid. Prior to her marriage, she attended Burdett College in Boston and returned to

teach school in Millville, Black Brook, Big Bras d'Or and at the former Chalmers Jack Mission,

North Sydney. She is survived by daughters, Marjorie (Everett) Jeans, Sutherlands River, with

whom she resided; Gladys (Roy) MacLean, Atkinson, N.H.; sons, Douglas (Donna), Mansfield,

Mass.; Mervyn (Carol), Millville; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; niece, Marjorie


Sorby and nephew, Edwin (Fran) Beers, both of Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her

husband of 58 years, Dan Allan in 1988; brother, Aulay; sisters, Margaret (Mrs. Aulay

MacAulay) and Lillian (Mrs. Isaac Beers); niece, Gwen (Arthur) Martin. Her remains will rest in

H.W.Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Her remains

will then be transferred to Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, 10 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines

for visitation Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in

St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d'Or, Rev. Ritchie Robinson and Rev. Glenn

MacDonald officiating. Burial in Black Rock Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to St.

James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d'Or, Sutherlands River Presbyterian Church, Pictou Co.,

Black Rock Cemetery or a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2294 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 NOV 1970

Mrs. James Rogers, 83, a resident of the LOOF home, Pictou, died Thrusday, in Sutherland-

Harris Memorial Hospital.Born in Port Bickerton, she was the former Margaret Rudolph,

daughter of the late Robert and Emeline (Corkum) Rudolph. Surviving is one daughter Jessie

(Mrs. Russell Graham) of River Hebert, one son Peter, Sydney, four grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren

and one sister Katherine (Mrs. Adolf Theis) of California; and one brother Sidney

in Pennsylvania. The body is at the McLaren Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2:30

Sunday in First Presbyterian, Pictou. Burial will be in the Haliburton Cemetery. Margaret May

Rudolph born Jun 13 1888 in Port Bickerton, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada married

James Anthony Rogers Nov 23 1907 in Pictou.

OBIT # 2295 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 MAY 2001

HALLETT, Frederick Garfield - 47, Shad Bay, died May 12, 2001, in Halifax. Born in New

Glasgow, he was a son of Arthur S. Hallett, Stormont and Jessie E. Kennedy, Antigonish. He was

a former employee of Allied Van Lines and during his term of employment he was presented the

award for Foreman of the Year. For the last 11 years, he had been employed with Casino Taxi

and will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife, the former Verna May Roach; daughter,

Samantha May Hallett, Halifax; brothers, Charles (Lisa), Stormont; Robert (Trudy), Afton;

sisters, Lorraine (Michael), Antigonish; Mary (Don), Guysborough; Bonnie Rikardson, Trenton;

21 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, John Vincent Hallett. He will be missed

dearly by his loving daughter, family and friends. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday in G.W.

Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour. Funeral service will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in Stormont

Union Church, Rev. John Luten officiating. Burial will be in Stormont Cemetery. Memorial

donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements are

entrusted to G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour.

OBIT # 2296 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 MAY 2001

SMITH (MacKenzie), Mary - 82, Halifax, died Friday, May 11, 2001, in St. Vincent's Guest

House. Born in New Glasgow, in 1919, she was the daughter of the late William and Jennie

(MacDonald) MacKenzie. She was a graduate of New Glasgow High School and Maritime

Business College, then worked in Halifax during the war. She was a member of St. David's

Presbyterian Church, Ashburn Golf Club, Halifax Curling Club, RNSYS and Saraguay Club. She

was predeceased by her husband, Arthur William Smith, (QC) She is survived by her daughters,

Joan Duncan (Mark), Vancouver, B.C.; Catherine Prudhomme (Roger), Edmonton, Alta.;

granddaughters, Megan, Vancouver, B.C.; Rachelle, Edmonton, Alta.; grandsons, Colin,


Vancouver, B.C.; Nicolas and André, Edmonton, Alta. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday in Snow's Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. David's

Presbyterian Church, Grafton Street, Halifax. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the

Parkinson's Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Division or Michael J. Fox Foundation.

OBIT # 2297 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 MAY 2001

CHAULK, Annie M. - 86, Park Street, Westville, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in Glen

Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou Landing, she was the former Annie Fraser. Mrs.

Chaulk was a member of St. Paul United Church, Westville. She is survived by daughters,

Beverly Gammon and husband John, Scotsburn; Noreen Roy and husband John, Stellarton; Debra

Chaulk, Sarnia, Ont.; sons, George and wife Andree, Sarnia; Allan and wife Linda, Sarnia; 13

grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George. Visitation

will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville where her funeral will be held

Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Scott Hillier officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul United Church, Westville.

OBIT # 2298 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 MAY 2001

MacNEIL, Patrick Francis - 68, 2 Kinnear St., Pictou, died Tuesday, May15, 2001, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Duncan and Elizabeth

(Ryan) MacNeil. He was a retired fitter from Trenton Car Works and Corps of Commissionaires.

He was also a retired barber. He was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church,

Trenton, Thistle CB Radio Club, Pictou County Trails Association and a former member of

Trenton Lions Club. He was a charter member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Trenton

and a member of Branch 16, Pictou. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife,

the former Roberta Sue Nichols; daughters, Denise (Danny Hay), Pictou; Darlene (Robert)

Forbes, Lyons Brook; sons, Mike (Bridget), Pictou; Lloyd (Darlene), Stellarton; Bob (Kim),

Brantford, Ont.; Kevin (Debbie), Pictou; John, Pictou; Raymond (Susie), Pictou; sisters, Helen

Geddes, Springville; Anne (Gar) Darroch, New Glasgow; brothers, Cecil (Marion), Mike (Eve),

Stephen "Stubby", all of New Glasgow; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several

nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sons, James, Drummond; brothers, Dougal, Donnie,

Joe, Bernie, Tommy; sisters, Lonnie and Tena. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in R.H.

Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Christ the

King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton, Rev. George MacInnis officiating. Burial will be in the

parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2299 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 MAY 2001

POLLEY, Donald E. - 64, Pictou Landing. The death occurred quietly Wednesday, May 16,

2001, at his home, after a lengthy illness. Born November 21, 1936, in New Glasgow, he was a

son of Jessie (Dickson) Polley, Trenton and the late Bertram Polley. He was a member, a former

elder and choir member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Pictou Landing. Don was a former fire

chief of the Pictou Landing Fire Department. He was member of the Western Star Masonic Lodge

AF & AM, Westville, Scottish Rite and Philae Temple Shriners. Don was a former operations

manager of the Department of Mines and Energy. Don is survived by his wife, Myrna

(MacQuarrie); daughters, Kim (Don) Fraser, Edmonton, Alta.; Shannon (Lawrence) Delbridge,

Halifax; Tara (Bill) Stephan, Wisconsin; son, Todd (Tracey), Pictou Landing; grandchildren,

Jessianna Blair and Barrett Donald Polley, Ty William Stephan, Matheson Donald Fraser. He is

also survived by brothers, Sandy (Marjorie), Pictou Landing; Grant (Patsy), Halifax; sister,


Carole (Pat) McCarron, Egerton. He was predeceased by brother, Fred. Visitation will be 3-5, 7-9

p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in

Bethel Presbyterian Church, Pictou Landing, Rev. Joanne Vines officiating. Burial will be in

Greenwood Cemetery, Pictou Landing. Donations in his memory may be made to Multiple

Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division. The Western Star Masonic Lodge will hold a service 6:30

p.m. today in the funeral home.

OBIT # 2300 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 MAY 2001

CAMERON, Brian William - Age 31, McPhersons Mills, Pictou Co., died Thursday, May 17,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in McPhersons Mills, he was the son of

Florence (Morrison) Cameron, Thorburn and the late Bernie Cameron. He was a lifelong resident

of McPhersons Mills and was an adherent of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. Brian was a

former employee of Sattelite Construction and an employee of Reid's Bus Service up until the

time of his death. He was an avid stock car fan and had worked as a crew chief. Surviving are his

common-law-wife, Bonnie Corbett; daughter, Samantha, at home; brothers, John (Elsie),

Stellarton; Wayne, Halifax; sisters, Jo-Ann (Robert) Rector, Thorburn; Nancy (Karl) Graham,

Kenzieville; Sherri (Tony) Cross, Salem, Pictou Co. and 12 nieces and nephews. His remains will

rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home for visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., from where funeral

service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial in

McPhersons Mills Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in Brian's memory may be

made to the Pictou County Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

OBIT # 2301 – EVENING NEWS – 19 MAY 2001

CANTON, MA - Mabel L. (Langille) Blair, 58, of Canton, MA, USA, passed away on Friday,

May 11, 2001, in Canton, MA. Born in Trenton, NS, she was the daughter of the late Eddie and

Minnie (Frost) Langille. She is survived by her husband, Fred Blair, son Freddie and

grandchildren Ashley, McKalla and Kyle; brothers Victor (Lee) Langille, New Glasgow, Claude

(Wanda) Langille, Trernton, and Sonny (Lynn) Langille, Lyons Brook and by several nieces and

nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret (Peggy) Sample. Funeral service was held

on Tuesday, May 15 at the Dockray & Thamas Funeral Home in Canton, MA.

OBIT # 2302 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 MAY 2001

WOODIN, John Eaton - 87, Northumberland Veterans Wing, Pictou, formerly of Thorburn,

passed away Saturday, May 19, 2001, in the veterans wing. Born in Thorburn, he was a son of the

late John James and Elizabeth Woodin. He was a resident of Thorburn all his life with the

exception of the years he served overseas during the Second World War. He was employed with

the CNR as a conductor. John was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New

Glasgow and Hudson Masonic Lodge 77, Thorburn fromwhere he received his 50 year jewel.

John was also an avid sportsman and a member of the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame where

he was installed for softball. John was the last surviving member of the original Thorburn

Mohawks baseball team. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Daniels, Thorburn; son,

Alan (Georgina), Barrie, Ont.; daughter, Margaret (Victor) Bourgeois, Ontario; stepdaughter,

Fran (Wayne) Harris, New Glasgow; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was

predeceased by his first wife, Mary Spinney; twin sisters, Jean and Margaret. Visitation was 2-4,

7-9 p.m. Sunday in H. W. Angus Funeral Home New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2

p.m. today in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial


will be in Thorburn Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in John's memory may be

made to Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn or Northumberland Veterans Wing, Pictou.

OBIT # 2303 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 MAY 2001

HILLIER, Robert "Troy" - 26, Garden of Eden, formerly of East River St. Mary's and Westville,

died Sunday, May 20, 2001, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Moose River, Pictou Co.

Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of James Robert Hillier, Garden of Eden and Vivian Pearl

(Jack) Hillier, New Glasgow. He attended school at East River St. Mary's, Thorburn Consolidated

and Westville High. He was employed at Williams and Parks Forestry. He is survived by

brothers, Todd and Terry, both of Moose River; sister, Tracy Hillier, New Glasgow; nephew,

Taylor Giesbrecht, New Glasgow; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by an

infant sister, Vivian Lee; paternal grandparents, Robert and Helen Hillier; maternal grandparents,

Wally and Dolly Jack. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home,

New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Calvin Crichton

officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, East River St. Mary's. Donations in memory

of Troy may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Forever young and in our hearts, Troy

will be remembered for his kindness to children, his love of good times, good friends, a fast ride

on his motor bike and a smile as big as his heart.

OBIT # 2304 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 MAY 2001

SPANKS, Margaret Mary - 76, North Main Street, Trenton, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at

home. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Robert H. and Minnie (Wade) Forrestall.

She was a former employee of the Aberdeen Hospital. She was a member of First United Church

and The Stellarton Friendly Group. Surviving are daughter, Nancy Spanks, New Glasgow; sons,

Bill Dean, New Glasgow; Jimmy Dean, Toronto; Kenny Spanks, Australia; Gary Spanks,

Trenton; Barry Spanks, Bibson, B.C.; sister, Etta

Forrestall, Stellarton; brothers, Donald and John, both of Stellarton; 16 grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by husband, James Spanks; son, Dennis Spanks; sister,

Bessie Larade; brother, Percy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home,

New Glasgow. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in First United Church, Trenton, Mr. Fergie

MacKay officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery.

OBIT # 2305 – EVENING NEWS – 24 MAY 2001

Glace Bay - James Henry “Harry” MacDonald, 81, of Taigh Na Mara, and formerly of 10 Maple

Ave., Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Glace Bay Health Care complex.

Born in Westville, Pictou Co., he was the son of the late James Henry and Eliza (Saunders)

MacDonald. Harry was a veteran of the Second World War having served in England. He was a

member of John Bernard Croak Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 3, Glace Bay. He worked for

Cape Breton Dairy for 34 years and was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay.

harry is survived by a daughter, Heather (Al) Knox, Hopewell, Pictou Co., Granddaughter Angela

(Michael) Dwyer, grandson James (Susan) Knox, both of Lower Sackville, NS; four great

grandchildren, Kathleen, Jonathan, Ryan, Sara and by good friends, Elizabeth Chant and Gladys

Milley. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to join with the

family for a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday ast St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Marconi St.,

Glace Bay, with Rev. Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery,

Glace Bay. Donations in Harry’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Memorial Fund or the


Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S. Arrangements are entrusted to Patten Funeral Home and

Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay.

OBIT # 2306 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 MAY 2001

McCREADY, Gerald Richard "Jerry" - 84, Dartmouth, died May 23, 2001, in Dartmouth General

Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Charles and Bessie (Boutilier) McCready. At

age 10, he moved to North West Cove to live with his uncle, Irving and aunt, Winnie Boutilier,

where as a young man he fished with his uncle Irving. He had worked for many years at

Dartmouth Marine Slip. During the Second World War he had served with the medical corps of

R.C.A.F. He was actively involved in the life of Woodside Imperoyal United Church and

continued to be a valuable member of the amalgamated Cole Harbour Woodside United Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Putnam; daughters, Carol (Jerry) Fulton, Cold Lake,

Alta.; Donna McCready, Halifax; son, Richard "Rick" McCready, Sydney; sisters, Sister Miriam

"Mary" McCready, Windsor, Ont.; Evelyn McCready, Herring Cove; granddaughters, Amber and

Jodie; great-granddaughter, Terri Lynn Fulton Gilroyed. He was predeceased by brothers,

Charlie, Louis, Roy; sisters, Rosie Clements, Margaret Murphy, Helen Fisher; also by his uncle,

Irving; aunt, Winnie Boutilier. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m.

in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m.

in Cole Harbour Woodside United Church, Rev. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis officiating. A reception

to follow. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be

made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2307 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 MAY 2001

SINCLAIR, Jean M. - West Des Moines, Iowa, died Monday, May 7, 2001, in Kavanagh House

on Grand, West Des Moines, Iowa. Mrs. Sinclair was born in Thorburn and had lived in Fontana,

Calif. for 45 years before moving to Des Moines five years ago. In California, she was a retired

administrator with Exceptional Children's Home, Rialto, Calif., an active member of Fontana

Community Church in Fontana and Sarah Rebekah Lodge, Fontana, Calif. Before moving to

California, Mrs. Sinclair was an active member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn and an

active member of Dorcas Rebekah Lodge, Thorburn. She is survived by daughters, Anita

Doering, West Des Moines, Iowa; Jennie Bates, Ixonia, Wis.; son-in-law, Jon R. Bates, Ixonia,

Wis.; grandchildren, Lorilei Guidi and husband Ron Guidi, Pacifica, Calif.; Jeffrey Perring and

wife Chris, Rockland, Calif. and Andrew Sinclair Bates, Madison, Wis.; great-grandchildren,

Matthew MacKenzie Kezich, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. and Cori Christiana Guidi, Pacifica,

Calif.; sister-in-laws, Mary F. Sinclair, Thorburn and Jean Johnstone, Truro. Mrs. Sinclair was

preceded by her husband, Clarence MacKenzie Sinclair (Thorburn, California); parents, Daniel

and Christy Johnstone, Greenwood; brothers, Clarence Johnstone (New Glasgow); David

Johnstone (Greenwood); Stewart Johnstone (Greenwood); Thomas Johnstone (Greenwood) and

brother-in-law, George S. Sinclair (Thorburn). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service

will be held at a day and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to Union

Presbyterian Church, Thorburn or Thorburn Improvement Association. Arrangements are under

the direction of H.W.Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2308 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 MAY 2001

KELLOCK, Winston Norbert "Winse" - 89, MacGregor Street, New Glasgow, died Friday, May

25, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late John

Dan and Johana (Stewart) Kellock. He began working for Imperial Oil in 1939 and worked until


1942 when he joined the RCAF where he served until 1945. After the war he rejoined Imperial

Oil and worked for a number of years. He then worked for the Town of New Glasgow for 10

years until his retirement. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Christine MacDonald; sisters and brothers-in-law,

Palmer and Violet MacLean, Sutherlands River; Donnie and Mae Cameron, Jim and Isabell Ross,

Stellarton; Elva Roy, New Glasgow; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by

sister, Vern Richards; brother, Royce Kellock; half-sisters, Isabell Snell, Mae Pettigrew; halfbrother,

George Kellock. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in P.&K.

MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in First

Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating, assisted by Rev.

Richard Moore. Interment will be in MacLennan's Mountain Cemetery. Family flowers only.

Donations may be made in his memory to First Presbyterian Church or MacLennan's Mountain

Cemetery Fund. The Royal Canadian Legion will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home

to hold their tribute service.

OBIT # 2309 – EVENING NEWS 26 MAY 2001

WOODSTOCK, NB - Deborah Grace McLeod, of Grafton, passed away at Carleton Memorial

Hospital in Woodstock on Thursday, May 17, 2001, at the age of 45. Deborah is survived by her

husband Clifford A. McLeod, one son Robert J. McLeod and one daughter, Margo Jean McLeod.

Surviving are her parents, John and Jean (Ward) MacLeod of New Glasgow, NS, one brother,

John MacLeod of New Glasgow; two sisters: Shirley Rushton of Brantford, ON and Beverly

Salomons of Edmonton, AB; mother-in-law, Gerda McLeod of Bridgewater, NS; brothers-inlaws,

Don McLeod of Waterloo, ON; and Steve McLeod of Charlottetown, PEI; sister-in-law,

Tina McLeod, Bridgewater, NS; nieces and nephews. Debbie was predeceased by one brother,

Jim MacLeod. Her remains rested at the Scott Funeral Home, Woodstock, NB. Funeral service

was held Monday, May 21 from St. James United Church, 120 Chapel St., Woodstock, NB, E7M

1H1, with Rev. Fred Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens,

Alma, at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to Saint James United Church Youth

Group or to the Deborah McLeod Jr. Golf Scholarship, c/o 120 Chapel St., Woodstock, NB, E7M

1H1.

OBIT # 2310 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MAY 2001

DIXON, Ethel E. - 79 years, Gairloch, Pictou Co. passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001. Born in

Linden, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Edna (Furlong) Darragh.

Mrs. Dixon is survived by daughter, Edna Roblee and husband Dennis, Salt Springs; son, James

and wife Cheryl, Linden; grandchildren, Dale Roblee, Lynda Cormier, Michael Roblee and Troy

Dixon; six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Dolly Black, Brookland; Blanche

Seaman, Lake Killarney; Margaret Rushton, Roslin; brothers, Andy, Collingwood; Pat, Linden;

Ed, Caicos Islands. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick; brother, James and infant

sister, Elsie. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 p.m and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home,

Westville, where her funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Gary Tonks officiating. Burial

will be in Stillman Cemetery, Salt Springs.

OBIT # 2311 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MAY 2001

FLEMING, William Hedley "Bill" - 88, 44 Bridge Ave., Stellarton, died May 26, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Clarence and

Agnes (Darroch) Fleming. He was a lifelong resident of Stellarton and had been employed with

CNR for most of his working years and was also employed with Harold Inglis Irving for 17 years,


from where he retired. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. He is survived

by son, Clarence (Dianne), Saint John, N.B.; two granddaughters, a grandson and five greatgrandchildren;

sisters, Elda Gillis and Lois Semple, both of Stellarton. He was predeceased by his

wife, the former Jean H. Copeland; brother, Max Fleming; sisters, Janet, Isabel, Eileen and one in

infancy. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in

H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, where a memorial service will be held 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Brookside

Cemetery, New Glasgow. Doantions in memory of Bill may be made to First Presbyterian Church

Organ Fund, Stellarton or Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2312 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MAY 2001

HENDERSON, George L. - 76, 195 Truro Heights Road, passed away in his residence, May 25,

2001. Born in Green Oaks, March 16, 1925, he was a son of the late Charles and Dorothy

(Franklin) Henderson. George was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the RCAF

Eastern Air Command Marine Squadron from 1942 until 1946. He retired from Eastern Transport

Limited as a truck driver. After retirement, he remained active with the legion. He is survived by

his wife, Elizabeth (Fisher) Henderson; daughters, Paulette Cowan and her husband Ron,

Toronto; Kelly Henderson, Toronto; Georgie Henderson and her husband Glen Miller,

Edmonton; sons, Anthony "Tony" and his wife Ardyce, Calgary; Charles and his wife, Yvonne,

Toronto; Joel and his wife Jane, Truro Heights; brother, Reginald and his wife Marilyn, Old

Barns; sister, Lola Dartt and her husband Ralph, Green Oaks; grandchildren, Jesse, Luke, Sarah,

Joel, Laura, Alexandria and Mathew. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester

Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. The family will be present in the funeral home

Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, will be holding a tribute service

Tuesday at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oaks. Family flowers only.

Donations to Cobequid Fire Department would be appreciated by the family.

OBIT # 2313 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MAY 2001

MacLEOD (Sinnis), Eva - 73 years, formerly of Stellarton, died in Chilliwack General Hospital,

Chilliwack, B.C., Saturday, May 26, 2001. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late

George and Elsie (Green McGrath) Sinnis. Mrs. MacLeod attended school in Stellarton and

before her marriage she worked at the Style Rite Dress Shop in Stellarton. In 1960, with her

husband and family she moved to San Fernando, Calif. During her years there she attended

Business School and at the time of her retirement she was a supervisor for Safeco Insurance Co.

in Panorama City, Calif. After retirement Eva and Don moved back to Pictou County and lived in

Thorburn for five years. In 1988, they moved to Chilliwack, B.C. She was an adherent of the

Anglican Church. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald; son, Scott, Moorpark,

Calif.; daughters, Joyce, Chilliwack; Cathy (Michael) Kochanski, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ellen (John)

Randall, Oxnard, Calif.; Marion Baldwin, Bakersfield, Calif.; nine grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren.

She is also survived by sister, Jean (Dr. Henry) Fraser, Westville; brother, Douglas

(Mabel) Sinnis, Riverton. She was predeceased by brother, Gerald Sinnis; half-sister, Helen

Michaud and half-brother, Elmer McGrath. Cremation has taken place. A memorial committal

service will be held in MacLeod Cemetery, Fox Brook at a time and place to be determined at a

later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of

one's choice.

OBIT # 2314 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MAY 2001


OLIVER, Willena May - 84, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of 491 Martin Ave.,

New Glasgow, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001, in the manor. Born in Trenton, she was a

daughter of the late Edwin and Sadie (Carter) MacDonald. She was an adherent of First

Presbyterian Church, Stellarton and a former senior choir member of St. Paul's Presbyterian

Church, Glace Bay. She did community service work in Glace Bay for a number of years. She

was an avid bridge player while living in Glace Bay. She was a member of Golden Link Rebekah

Lodge, New Glasgow and past noble grand of Rebekah Lodges in Stellarton and Glace Bay.

Surviving are her husband, Howard; sons, Harvey (Andree), Jonquiere, Que.; Bruce (Judy),

Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Sandy (Mimi), Glen Margaret, Halifax Co.; eight grandchildren and six

great-grandchildren; sister, Sadie Sample, Stellarton; brother, Edward (Jean), St. Catharines, Ont.;

Kempt (Kathleen), Westville. She was predeceased by son, James Edwin; brothers, Alex and

Stewart. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral

service 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, Rev. Charles MacPherson

officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be

made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Division or First Presbyterian

Church, Stellarton. Golden Link Rebekah Lodge with meet in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. today

to hold their service.

OBIT # 2315 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MAY 2001

ROBISON, Alonzo - 83, River John, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001, in Willow Lodge

Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche. Born in Cape John, he was a son of the late James and

Agnes (Hayden) Robison. Lonnie was a farmer and fisherman most of his life and was a great

lover of animals. He is survived by his brother, Dodd, Willow Lodge Home for Special Care,

Tatamagouche; sister-in-law, Eunice, Cape John; sisters, Frances "Fan", Lyons Brook; several

nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Allison, James and George; sisters, Mary

and Nina; two in infancy. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River

John. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Anglican Church,

River John, Rev. Bruce Ward officiating. Burial in Cape John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made to North Shore Health Services Foundation, Tatamagouche or a charity

of choice.

OBIT # 2316 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MAY 2001

SINCLAIR, David Lawrence "Lonnie" - 83, died May 26, 2001, in Valley View Villa, Riverton.

Lawrence formerly resided at 212 Sanborne St., New Glasgow. He was the son of the late Fraser

and Charlotte (MacLaurin) Sinclair (Rose Auburn Avenue, New Glasgow). During the Second

World War, Lonnie served with the Royal Canadian Navy and later worked as a pattern maker

with Maritime Steel and Foundries, New Glasgow. He was a member of Westminster

Presbyterian Church where he served as senior elder. Surviving are his wife, the former Myrna

Rodell Grant; son, Clarence David "Clarie" and wife Reta, Truro; grandsons, David (Sally), St.

Jean, Que.; Steven (Dayna), Calgary, Alta.; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased

by sisters, Katherine "Kay" Fancey (Ontario) and Marguerite Cameron (Sinclairs Island).

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral

service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rev. Ena VanZoeren

officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery.

OBIT # 2317 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 JUNE 1964


STELLARTON - Mrs. Pearl Purvis, Stellarton, died Saturday morning in the Aberdeen Hospital.

She was born 73 years ago in Stellarton, and for over 20 years, she had operated the

confectionery and lunch-counter business started by her parents. She was a member of Sharon St.

John's United Church, of the United Church Women and of Harmony Chapter No. 24, Order of

the Eastern Star.She is survived by one aunt, Blanche (Mrs. George MacKay), Stellarton and one

cousin, Norma Culton. The remains are resting at the home and the funeral will be today at 2:30

p.m. from Sharon St. John's Church with burial in Brookside Cemetery.

OBIT # 2318 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 MAY 2001

CAMPBELL, Carol Ann - 44, 264 James St., New Glasgow, died at home. Born in New

Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Royce and Margaret (Bigney) Kellock. She was a

member of First United Church, Trenton. Surviving are her daughters, Sherri (Tim) Slaunwhite,

Halifax; Lori Campbell, New Glasgow; Tracey Campbell, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Ashley,

Alex, Brandon, Amber; sister, Verna (Butch) Mosher, Trenton; half-sisters, Wendy Sparks,

Oregon; Joan (Rod) Chabassol, Trenton, Ont.; Sharon Goss, Leighbridge, Alta.; brothers, John,

North West Territories; Donald, Toronto, Ont.; Terry (Susan), Stellarton. Visitation will be 2-4,

7-9 p.m. Wednesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be 11

a.m. Thursday in First United Church, Trenton, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial in

Brookside Cemetery.

OBIT # 2319 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 MAY 2001

PATTERSON, Mary Henrietta - 71, 54 Maple Ave., Stellarton, died Monday, May 28, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Henry

and Cecelia (MacLean) MacDonald. She was a resident of Stellarton for all of her life. She was a

graduate of the former St. Martha's Hospital, School of Nursing and had been employed at the

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow for several years. She is survived by her husband, John R.

Patterson, Stellarton; sons, John H., Stellarton; Donald (Deanna), Alberta; Todd Patterson

(Evelyn), Alberta; David (Cheryl), Alberta; daughters, Shirley Pelerine (Kevin), New Glasgow;

Joan Murray (David), Fraser's Mountain; brothers, Dougie (Kathleen), Nevada; Edward (Vera),

Stellarton; Alexander (Arlene), Florida; Wayne, Florida; Robert (Eileen), Florida; sisters,

Virginia Dinn, Moncton; Joan MacDonald, Trenton; Colleen Cossette, B.C.; Marci (Wayne)

Harb, Stellarton; Faye (Franco) Khalek, Ontario; Brenda MacDonald, Ontario; ten grandchildren

and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Donald MacDonald and one in

infancy. Cremation will take place. There will be no visitation by request of the deceased. A

public memorial service will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic

Church, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. No flowers by request of the family. Donations in her

memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer

Society. Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.

OBIT # 2320 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 MAY 2001

STEWART, Ella Katherine "Kaye" - 76, 44 Aberdeen Ave., New Glasgow, died Monday, May

28, 2001, at home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Amanda

(Mullins) Grant. She spent the early years of her life in Pictou Landing attending Pictou

Academy. After her marriage, she lived in Westville and for the past 45 years resided in New

Glasgow. She was a member of Trinity United Church and an active supporter of the Canadian

Bible Society, also a volunteer canvasser for several organizations throughout the year. Kaye was

a customer service associate of Woolworth-Woolco for 36 years and retired in 1989. She will be


sadly missed by her loving family, Joyce (Robert Rogers), Fraser's Mountain; Gordon (Diane),

Halifax; Nancy, Halifax; Alan (Sherri), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Brian, Rebecca, Kimberley

and Paige; brother, Charles (Jean) Grant, Halifax; brother-in-law, Earle Lewis, Rhode Island;

several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband,

Gordon; sister, Isabel and her infant grandson, Andrew Stewart Dillman. Visitation will be from

2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held

Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Chalmers Hatcher

officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Memorial donations

may be made to Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society or Women Alike Abreast A River

(Dragon Boat Team), c/o P.O. Box 254, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E3.

OBIT # 2321 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 MAY 2001

COLLINS, Marguerite Elizabeth - 80, 643 Trenton Rd., New Glasgow, died Monday, May 28,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the

late John James and Christine (Cameron) MacLeod. She was a retired school teacher. She was a

member of Trinity United Church and Century Chapter 10 Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving

are daughter, Audrey (Joe) MacNeil, Sydney; grandchildren, Kim, Duane, Jennifer, Bobby;

sisters, Ruth (Ralph) Johnson, Winnipeg; Dorothy Kannegiesser, North Bay; Beulah (Doug)

Thorne, Stewiacke. She was predeceased by husband, Henry Allan Collins; daughter, Sheila

Kyte; brother, Edgar MacLeod. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New

Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson and

Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial in Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations may be made

to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. Century Chapter10

Order of the Eastern Star will meet 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home to hold their service.

OBIT # 2322 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 MAY 2001

DAVIS (Shakness), Helen Lillian - 78, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, peacefully in the home of

her son, after a five month battle with cancer. Born in the family home, 145 Hudson St.,

Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late John and Barbara (Nelson) Shakness. She was a lifelong

resident of Stellarton. Helen loved music, dancing and was a fabulous cook and gardener, as well

as an avid birdwatcher. She was a long-time employee of Clark Tire & Supply, New Glasgow.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Nilsson Davis in November, 1984. Helen is

survived by her daughter, Barbara (Art) Keeble, Musquodoboit Harbour; son, Eric (Jane

Rogerson) Davis, Dartmouth; sisters, Ann Isenor, New Glasgow; Alice Shakness, Hamilton, Ont.;

three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers, John and

Albion in infancy; sisters, Teresa Treffler, Rose Murphy and Nellie Shakness. Cremation has

taken place. Visitation will be Thursday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,

Acadia Avenue, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held Friday 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes

Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Interment will be in the

parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be

made to the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site, QEII or Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2323 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 MAY 2001

DICKSON, Madeline Jane - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of a truly loved

and gifted woman, Madeline Jane Dickson, age 68, Elshirl Road, Plymouth, died on Monday,

May 28, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, she was a

daughter of the late William and Magdeline (Armitt) Mackenzie. She was a resident of Pictou


County for the past 23 years having resided in both Stellarton and Plymouth. Madeline was

devoted to her family and enjoyed the time they spent together. She is survived by her husband,

Thomas "T.L."; daughters, Lesley (Dan) Brownfield, Calgary; Anne (John) Steeves, Stellarton;

son, Ross Dickson; wonderful grandchildren whom she shared her wisdom and her love of life

with, Justin Steeves, Elizabeth, Sarah and Emily Brownfield, Kathryn Steeves; brother, James

(Betty) Mackenzie, Johansburg, South Africa. Cremation has taken place. There will be no

visitation at the request of the deceased. A private family service will be held in H.C. MacQuarrie

Funeral Home, Stellarton. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Children's

Wish Foundation.

OBIT # 2324 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 SEP 1978

NEW GLASGOW - Mrs. Irene MacAdam, 78 of 487 MacDonald St., New Glasgow, died Friday

at home. Born in Sonora, Guysborough Co., she was the daughter of William Henry and Lilias

(Kingwell) Greene. She was a member of St. George Anglican Church and a former member of

the Guild Ladies Aid and choir mother for the junior choir. She was a resident of MacDonald St.

for 65 years. Surviving are a son, Dean, New Glasgow; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Sinnis, Halifax; and

two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband George; two sisters, Margaret Ford

(George) and Eva Miller (Wilbert). The body will be at the H. W. Angus Funeral Home after 7

p.m. today. Funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. in St. George’s Anglican Church, Rev. Max

Clattenburg officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may

be made to any charity.

OBIT # 2325 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 OCT 1973

Mrs. George Ford, 78, 6280 Seaforth St., Halifax, died Friday at home. Born at Sherbrooke,

Guysborough Co., she was the former Margaret Sara Greene, daughter of the late William Henry

and Lilias (Kingwell) Greene. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Sinnis, Halifax, formerly of

Stellarton and Mrs. George MacAdam, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband

George and a sister, Mrs. Eva Miller. The remains are resting at Snow’s Funeral Home, Windsor

St. The Funeral will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mathias Church. Interment will be in

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Sackville.

OBIT # 2326 – EVENING NEWES – 13 MAR 1974

Ellsworth Roger Sinnis, 74, of Fox Brook, died on Saturday, 2 March, at his home. Born in Fox

Brook, he was the son of the late William and Jessie (Wood) Sinnis. He was a member of the

First Presbyterian Church in Hopewell. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Cunningham,

one daughter, Helen (Mrs. Orville Bresse), Petawawa, Ont.; a son, William (Marlene), Riverview,

NB, and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, James in 1968; sister, Ella (David)

Collie; brothers, George W. Sinnis and James R. Sinnis. The remains rested at his late residence.

The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. from his home and was largely

attended. Rev. Murdo Marple officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Donald MacKay, Westminster

Church, New Glasgow and Rev. Lawrence Blackie, Moncton, NB. Choir members of the

Presbyterian Church led in singing “The Lord’s My Shepherd” and “The Old Rugged Cross”.

Milton C. Thompson was organist. Pallbearers were: Lloyd Langille, Rod MacIntosh, Elliott

MacIntosh, Lloyd MacIntosh, Arthur Fraser and Ernie Cameron. Interment was in MacLeod

Cemetery, Fox Brook.


OBIT # 2327 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 MAY 2001

ARCHIBALD, Dr. William James - 88, Halifax, died May 29, 2001, in the VG Site, QEII,

Halifax. He was the son of the late John and Maud (Burrows) Archibald. He was born in Sydney

in 1912 and brought up in Bridgetown for which he had great and continuing affection. He

received an MA, Dalhousie, Ph.D, University of Virginia, was a Stirling Fellow at Yale and a

scientist at the National Research Council in Ottawa before coming to teach in the Physics

Department at Dalhousie University in 1942. He spent the rest of his working career at Dalhousie

and held positions including Dean of Arts and Science and Dean of Freshmen. He will be

remembered particularly as a dedicated and engaging teacher. The successes of his students

provided him with great pride and comfort. For his accomplishments in research, teaching, and

administration he received honorary degrees from both the University of New Brunswick and

Dalhousie. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was Professor Emeritus in the

Physics Department of Department of Dalhousie where he always valued the support of his

colleagues. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margaret (Armstrong); brother, Donald,

Sherbrooke; John, Chatham, Cape Cod. Survived by his sister, Jean Johnson, Kenora, Ont.; sons,

Ian and Stephen, Halifax; Malcolm, Edmonton. A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. June 6,

in St. Andrews United Church, 6036 Coburg Rd. Memorial donations to Regional Residential

Services Society, 380 Pleasant St., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3S5.

OBIT # 2328 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 MAY 2001

LANGILLE, Jane Sutherland - 54, Oakland, died in Martins River. Born in New Glasgow, she

was a daughter of the late Roland and Hilda (MacIntosh) Simpson. Prior to her retirement he had

been employed at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Hebbville. She is survived by her husband,

Ernest; sister, Heather Simpson, Moncton; step-sons, Jessen Langille and his wife Elaine,

Bridgewater; Lawrence Langille and his wife Carol Jane, Blue Rocks; step-granddaughter,

Michelle Baker and her husband Rev. Mark Baker. No visitation by request. A memorial service

will be held 2 p.m. Friday in United Baptist Church, Mahone Bay, Pastor Aaron Kenny LT

officiating. Burial will be in St. Martins Cemetery, Martins River. Memorial donations may be

made to the SHAID Tree Animal Shelter or United Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Mahone Bay.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay.

OBIT # 2329 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 MAY 2001

MacDONALD, Kathleen Margaret - 97, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, died Tuesday, May

29, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in West River Station, she was the daughter

of the late Neil and Margaret (Fraser) MacBeth. Kathleen was a resident of Pictou for over 50

years. She was a member of Pictou United Church, Order of the Eastern Star Victory Chapter 17,

Pictou and Princess Rebekah Lodge 4, Pictou. She had also been past president of Sutherland

Harris Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, past provincial secretary of Local Council of Women

and a member of the Canadian Red Cross Society. She was a school teacher in her younger years,

having taught in Sylvester, Mount William and Pictou Island. Kathleen is survived by sons, John

F. "Jack" (Audrey), Truro; Fraser, Vancouver; Sandy (Lisa), White Plains, N.Y.; daughter,

Sharon (Mrs. Reg MacLeod), Loch Broom; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; halfbrother,

Robert "Sandy" MacBeth, Riverton. She was predeceased by her husband, John P.;

daughter, Lillian MacKenzie. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in McLaren Funeral Home,

Pictou. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pictou United Church, Rev. Mary-Beth

Moriarity officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory

may be made to any charity.


OBIT # 2330 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 MAY 2001

SMITH, Catherine Winifred "Winnie" - 5959 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, passed away February

15, 2001, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be

held Saturday, June 2, in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Merigomish. Burial in Riverview

Cemetery. Donations may made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul's Presbyterian

Church. Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2331 – EVENING NEWS – 31 MAY 2001

HALIFAX:- The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, April 2, 2001, of

Mrs. M. Jean Hopton (new MacKenzie) of Charlottetown and formerly of Stellarton, NS, in her

85th year. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Hopton. Dear mother of Shirley Mahar of

Charlottetown. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Sharon St. John United

Church, Stellarton at 11 a.m. with interment of cremains to follow in the family plot at Brookside

Cemetery.

OBIT # 2332 – EVENING NEWS – 22 SEP 1980

NEW GLASGOW -: Elmer Kingwell MacGrath, 62, formerly of MacDonald Street, New

Glasgow, died Thursday in Dorchester, MA. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Mrs. Elsie

(MacGrath) Sinnis of Halifax and the late Edwin MacGrath. He served with the RCAF during

the Second World War as an air gunner. He was a resident of Dorchester since 1946 and was an

adherent of the Anglican Church. Surviving besides his mother are a sister, Helen (Mrs.

Melbourne F. Michaud), Halifax; two half sisters, Jean (Mrs. Henry Fraser), Westville, Eva (Mrs.

Donald L. MacLeod), California; two half brothers, Gerald Sinnis, Mill Cove, Lunenburg Co.,

and Douglas Sinnis, Riverton. Besides his father he was predeceased by his stepfather, George W.

Sinnis. The body is in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville where funeral service will be held 2:30

p.m. Sunday, Rev. C. W. Russell officiating. Burial will be in MacLeod Cemetery, Fox Brook.

No flowers by request.WESTVILLE:- Funeral service for Elmer MacGrath was held from Eagles

Funeral Home on Sept. 29. Rev. C. W. Russell conducted the service. The solo, “The Lord’s My

Shepherd” , was sung by Miss Jane Fraser, niece of the deceased, accompanied by organist, Mrs.

Fraser Ross. Pallbearers were Winston Kellock, Dean MacAdam, New Glasgow, Dr. Henry

Fraser, Westville, William Sinnis, Riverview, NB, Douglas Sinnis, Riverton and Gerald Sinnis,

Mill Cove, Lunenburg Co. Interment was in MacLeod’s Cemetery, Fox Brook.

OBIT # 2333 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 JUNE 2001

FARNELL, Earl Cecil - 81, Eureka, Pictou Co., died Monday, May 28, 2001, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Trenton, he was a son of the late Parker and Ella (Cameron)

Farnell. He was a resident of Trenton, prior to moving to Eureka where he had resided for most of

his married life. Earl was a retired employee of the Nova Scotia Power Corp., Stellarton and B.C.

Hydro where he had worked for some 20 years. He was an adherent of the Presbyterian Church.

He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served in the Canadian Army, in the

Caribbean, United Kingdom and Continental Europe. He was also a member of the Royal

Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow and Pictou Highlander Memories Club. He is

survived by his wife, the former Margie "Bunny" Brown, Truro; daughter, Joyce Smith and Hugh

Grant, Truro; sons, Parker (Betty), Oshawa; Colin (Rachael), Abbotsford, B.C.; grandchildren,


Celyn, Lisa, Thomas, Katie; great-grandsons, Anthony, Aaron; step-grandsons, Michael, Rob,

Steve and by brother, Duncan, Tatamagouche. He was predeceased by son, Earl Donald; brothers,

Oswald, Willard and Parker; sisters, Hilda and Ada. At the request of the deceased, his remains

have been donated to Medical Science. A public memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2,

at 4 p.m. in H.W.Angus Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow, Rev. Charles MacPherson

officiating. Interment of cremains in Riverton Cemetery will take place at a later date to be

announced. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to Canadian Cancer

Society.

OBIT # 2334 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 JUNE 2001

RHYS, Wilfred Anthony "Tony" - 81, New Glasgow, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2001, in

Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Salisbury, England, he was a son of the late Charles

and Edith (Harnett) Rhys. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the British Air

Force, immigrating to Halifax in 1946. He was employed as an accountant most of his life,

retiring from McPhee Pontiac in Dartmouth at age 69. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the

former Audrey Crawford, New Glasgow; sons, Aubrey (Bonnie), Grand Prairie, Alta.; Kenneth

(Sheila), Dartmouth; daughter, Carol (Gordon) Campbell, New Glasgow; grandsons, Michael,

Adam, Bryan; granddaughters, Kimberlea, Melissa, Amanda, Allyson, Kelly and Audra. He was

the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by his sister, Norma

Cox. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or memorial service by personal

request. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in his

memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. "While our hearts are forever

saddened by your

eternal rest, our fond memories live on". Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus

Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2335 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 JUNE 2001

CAMERON, Norman Ross - 64, Central West River, passed away suddenly May 30, 2001, at

home. Born in Mount Thom, he was the son of the late Frank and Catherine (Ross) Cameron.

Norman spent the early years of his life in Durham and prior to moving to Central West River he

spent a few years in Ontario where he worked at a service station. He is survived by his sons,

Douglas, David and James; five grandchildren, all in Ontario; sister, Louise (Mrs. John Graham),

Scotsburn. He was predeceased by sister, Doris Cameron. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in McLaren

Funeral Chapel, Rev. Iona MacLean officiating. Burial will be in Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile

Brook. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova

Scotia or any charity.

OBIT # 2336 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 JUNE 2001

CROMWELL, Nicholas Elmer "Nick" - 38, Provost Street, New Glasgow, formerly of French

River and Granville Street, New Glasgow, passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at

home. Born August 4, 1962, in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Elmer James Cromwell Jr.,

(Weymouth) and the late Mona Winnifred (Dorrington) Cromwell, (Guysborough). He was

predeceased by brother-in-law, Mimo Rassem. Nick is survived by his only daughter, Nicola

Marie Poore, Westville; brothers, William "Billy", Ajax, Ont.; Tony, Toronto, Ont.; Timmy

(Kim), Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Constance Rassem, Mississauga, Ont.; Judith (Colman) Gray, Ajax,

Ont.; Maureen (Paul) Donovan, French River; Angela MacKay, Pictou; Monica (Jeff) Paris,


Halifax; several nieces and nephews. Nick was employed with The New Glasgow Riverfront. His

remains are resting in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

today. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday in The Second United Baptist Church,

Washington Street, New Glasgow, Rev. Morley Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside

Cemetery. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made

to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2337 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 JUNE 2001

MacDONALD, Ian Miller - 89, Kareng Nursing Home, Ashdale, Antigonish Co., formerly of 25

Acadia Ave., Stellarton, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in the home. He was the son of

the late Dan A. and Alice (Sylvester) MacDonald. He attended Stellarton schools and worked

with his father on construction of Stellarton Town Hall and Sharon St. John United Church. He

served with the RCAF during the Second World War in Wireless and Telegraphy. In 1946, he

joined the staff of Noranda Mines from which he retired in 1977. He took a course in lock

smithing in Florida and worked at this while his health permitted. He is survived by his wife, Ann

(MacKay); eight stepchildren; brothers, Lloyd , Toronto; Norbert (Caroline), Vancouver; three

nieces and three nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Louella; brothers, Kaye and Ralph.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A public memorial service in his memory

will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home Chapel, Stellarton,

Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Interment of cremains in Brookside Cemetery.

OBIT # 2338 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 JUNE 2001

CAMERON, Emma Noseworthy - 91, Lower Mount Thom, Pictou Co., passed away June 1,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late John

George and Jessie May (Noseworthy) Chisholm. Mrs. Cameron was a member of St. Luke

Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, Salt Springs and a life

member of the Women's Institute, Fox Brook. Surviving are her daughter, Joyce (Mrs. Dick

Gruber), Hinckley, Ohio; sons, Donald (Noreen), Lower Mount Thom; Bevan (Ann), Lower

Mount Thom; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her

husband, Roddie; stepfather, John A. Cameron; twin sister, Dorothy Inglis; brother, John

Chisholm; half-brother, Alex Cameron; great-grandson, Warren Cameron. Visitation will be 2-4

and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where her funeral service will be held at

2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Iona MacLean officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens,

Sylvester. Donations in her memory may be made to the I.W.K. Health Centre or a charity of

one's choice.

OBIT # 2339 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 JUNE 2002

MALCOLM, Georgina Hazel Mae - 95, 325 MacDonald St., New Glasgow, died Friday, June 1,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late

George William and Nora Frances (Hamilton) Parks. She attended Saint Andrew's Presbyterian

Church, New Glasgow. She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the New Glasgow

Fire Department. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, past president of the Ladies Auxiliary

of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow. An avid crib player, bowler and dart

player. Surviving are son, Courtney (Ann), New Glasgow; grandchildren, Scott, Heather (Scott)

and Michael; great-grandchildren, Brenden Butchart, Courtnay and Kellen Malcolm. She was

predeceased by her husband, Syd; infant daughter, Lois; brothers, Aubrey, Harold, George,

William, Harry and Courtney. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in R.H.


Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Sain

Andrew's Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Donald W. MacKay officiating. Burial in

Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2340 – EVENING NEWS – 22 FEB 1962

STELLARTON:- George Wood Sinnis, 142 Windsor Street, Halifax, died in Camp Hill Hospital

in the capital Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Born in Foxbrook, Pictou County, in 1888, he

was the son of the late William and Jessie Ann (Wood) Sinnis. Mr. Sinnis served in the First

Great War and received the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal. He also served

in uniform in the Second World War. He retired from the CNR at Stellarton in 1954 after 30

years of service. Mr. Sinnis was a member of the Stellarton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion

and the Knights of Pythias of New Glasgow. He is survived by his wife, the former Elsie M.

Green, and four children, Jean (Mrs. J. Henry Fraser) of Westville, Eva (Mrs. Donald L.

MacLeod) in California, Gerald with the R.C.A.F. in Whitehorse, YK, and Douglas in Riverton.

He is also survived by two step-children, Helen (Mrs. Melbourne F. Michaud) of Halifax and

Elmer MacGrath of Dorchester, MA, two brothers, James and Ellsworth, both of Foxbrook, and

15 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister Ella (Hall) Collie. The remains are resting at

Eagles Funeral Home. The funeral will be from St. Bee’s Anglican Church, Westville, Saturday

at 2:30 p.m.; interment will be in the MacLeod Cemetery, Fox Brook, in the family plot.

OBIT # 2341 – EVENING NEWS – 2 JUNE 2001

ONTARIO:- Christina Anna Lena Heughan, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in

Sunnyside Home, Kitchener, Ontario. She was born in Poplar Hill, Pictou County, NS, daughter

of the late Joseph and Martha (Davidson) Morgan. She was a member of First Presbyterian

Church, Pictou. She is survived by daughters Cecelia (Burton) Taylor, Bon Accord, AB; Eleanor

Disley, Kitchener, ON; grandchildren Susan, Bradly, Mark and Wayne, 12 great-grandchildren;

sisters Violet Colquhoun, Pictou; Fay Ross, Toronto, ON; and brother Arthur of Hokitika, New

Zealand. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a sister, Flora MacDougald, son-in-law,

Graham Disley and two great-granddaughters Jillian and Christina. Cremation has taken place

and a memorial service will be held at First Church, Pictou, on Tuesday, June 5 at 2 p.m.

Interment will take place at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the

Alzheimer Society or the S.P.C.A. Arrangements are under the direction of the McLaren Funeral

Home, Pictou

OBIT # 2342 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 FEB 1999

MILLEN, Marie Celina - 84, Main Street, Trenton, formerly of Cambey Avenue,

Stellarton, and Westville, died on February 26, 1999, the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born

in Dieppe, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (McCarthy) Cormier. She

was a member of First United Church, Trenton and a former member of Sharon St. John United

Church, Stellarton and St. Paul United Church, Westville. She was a member of Crystal Fountain

Rebekah Lodge 11 for 48 years; Westville Heritage Group and Bowling Group; Hillside and Area

Seniors Club and 55th Club. She assisted her husband as mail courier for in RR1, Westville for

42 years. She was a friendly face at the Highland Square Mall. Surviving are daughters, Sandra

(Mrs. Russell Sewell), Trenton; Lillian (Mrs. Tom Favier), Moncton; Robina (Mrs. James

Kellett); British Columbia; son, Frank, Hampton, N.B.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grand

children. She was predeceased by her husband, John; brothers, Albert, Gilbert; sisters, Mary

Beck, Isabel Little, Frances. Visitation 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.

Funeral 3 p.m. Sunday in First United Church, Trenton, Rev. Stephen Fram officiating. Burial in


Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Children's Wish

Foundation,or any charity.

OBIT # 2343 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JUNE 2001

CRAIG, Isabel "Lou" - 81, Parkview Manor, Porter St., Trenton, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at

home. Born July 23, 1919, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Isabel (Brown)

Smith. She was a member of Christ The King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton. She was raised

in Stellarton and enjoyed knitting; having made over 125 teddy bears for Teddies For Tragedies.

Lou was proud of her grandchildren, especially, Doug and his accomplishments since becoming a

quadriplegic. Surviving are daughters, Marilyn (Jacques) Cormier, Bedford; Coleen Keay, Pictou

Landing; sons, Frank (Jean), Trenton; Frederick (Mary Ann), Hamilton, ON; Robert "Bob",

Amherst; sisters, Lee (Edgar) Smith, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; Mary Theresa Campbell, Halifax;

Anne (Bud) Trefry, Stellarton; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and

nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick A.; son, Bill; sisters, Bernice (Dee)

Reid, New Glasgow; Pat Teed, Kamloops, BC; brothers, Jim, Charlie. Visitation will be held 2-4

& 7-9 p.m. today, in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be

held 11 a.m. Monday, in Christ The King Roman Catholic Church, Father George MacInnis and

Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Interment will be in Christ The King Cemetery. Donations

may be made in her memory to the Nova Scotia Paraplegic Association, Halifax Chapter.

OBIT # 2344 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JUNE 2001

DOIRON, Andrew Peter - 74, of 41 Pine St., Pictou, passed away suddenly, Friday, June 1, 2001,

at home. Born in Charlos Cove, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the late Frank and Flossie

(Manette) Doiron. He was a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. He was

employed with the Canadian Hydrographic service and the U.A. Local 244 Pipefitters, Plumbers

and Welders. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Jean Cheverie; step-children, Pete

Cheverie (Faye), Dinny Cheverie (Laura), both of London, Ont.; George Cheverie (Sharon),

Catherine Madore (Harold), Edna MacNeil (Ike), all of Pictou; 13 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren;

several nieces and nephews. He was the lastsurviving member of his immediate

family, having been predeceased by his sister, Elsie; brothers, John, Raymond and Ernie;

granddaughter, Shan Marie MacNeil. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, in McLaren Funeral Home,

Pictou. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church,

Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family

flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation

of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association, or charity of choice.

OBIT # 2345 – EVENING NEWS – 6 NOV. 1986

Nuttby - Densmore William Archibald, 80, Nuttby, Colchester County, died Wednesday in

Colchester Hospital, Truro. Born in Smithfield, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late

James and Ethel (Palmer) Archibald. He was a lumberman most of his life. He is survived by a

son, Leo, Spryfield; four daughters: Ruby (Mrs Lloyd Sullivan), Truro; Jean (Mrs Lloyd

Hudson), Portapique; Marie (Mrs Ron Wile), Bridgewater; Gloria (Mrs Kenneth Bartlett),

Brookside; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The remains are resting in Mattatall

Funeral Home, Truro, where funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will be in the Upper

Smithfield Cemetery, Guysborough County


OBIT # 2346 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 JUNE 2001

CAMERON, Dr. Alexander Grant "Sandy", M.D. - Bedford, passed away Monday, June 4, 2001,

in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Dartmouth, he was a son of the late Burns A. and Ella (Delaney)

Cameron. After completing his high school education in Ontario he attended Dalhousie Medical

School, graduating in 1968. While at Dalhousie, he received the surgical prize and medical prize.

He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha The Honour Medical Society. While in High School

and University he was an outstanding athlete. Following his graduation, he taught at University of

Mississippi Medical School. He later returned to Halifax and joined Family Practice Associates,

where he continued to practice family medicine. He devoted himself to the medical professional

for 28 years. He was a past president of the Nova Scotia Medical Society. In addition, he was

active in community efforts relating to persons with MS or other disabilities. He is survived by

his wife, the former Diane MacKinlay; son, Adrien Peter and wife Kristina Marie, London, Ont.;

daughter, Alexa Danielle and husband Gordon MacLean, Halifax; grandson, Gordon Alexander

MacLean; brothers, Peter, Guelph, Ont.; Barry, Calgary, Alta.; many aunts, uncles, cousins,

nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in J. A. Snow's Funeral Home,

Windsor Street. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Andrew's United Church, Halifax.

Reception to follow. Memorial donations to

Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.

OBIT # 2347 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 JUNE 2001

FRASER, Roy Edison - The death of Roy E. Fraser, MacLellan's Mountain Road, occurred in

Aberdeen Hospital, Sunday, June 3, 2001. Born in Trenton, December 17, 1918, he was a son of

the late Alva and Eva (Bishop) Fraser. He was a former employee of Trenton Industries, Algoma

Steel, Atlas Steel, North Star Minnesota and Dasco Montreal, from where he retired in 1981. He

is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose (Kehoe) Fraser, MacLellan's Mountain; daughter,

Brenda Pascoe, Ottawa; grandson, Michael; granddaughter, Connie Granlund; greatgrandchildren,

Liam and Eden, all of Ottawa; brother, Weldon (Vivian), Kingston, Ont. He was

predeceased by sisters, Dorothy Rose, Mildred Porter; nephew, Cameron Rose. Visitation 2-4, 7-

9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be

held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Cecil Hebb officiating. Burial in St. Ann's Cemetery, Thorburn.

Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of

choice.

OBIT # 2348 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 JUNE 2001

McCUNN, Jessie "Babe" - 83, formerly of 44 Kaulback St., Truro, passed away June 3, 2001, in

Hillcrest Manor, Truro. Born in Lovat, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth

(Graham) Fraser. Jessie was a homemaker, but also worked as a CNA at Colchester Regional

Hospital. For many years she was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, member of the

United Church Women and St. Andrew's Quilters Group. She volunteered at Hillcrest Manor and

also won prizes for her preserves and baked goods at the Truro Exhibition. She is survived by her

son, James (Barbara), Dartmouth; sister, Hazel (George) MacGrath, Bible Hill; brother, Graham

Fraser (Betty), Bible Hill. She was predeceased by her husband, James Oswald; brothers, James

Melvin and Lloyd George. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Colchester Community

Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Andrew's United Church,

Rev. Margaret Sagar officiating. Burial in Bible Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may

be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 2349 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 JUNE 2001

DOUGLAS, Eoin Robert - 77, Scotsburn, passed away June 4, 2001, at home. Born in Millsville,

he was the son of the late John William and Etta Elizabeth (Rae) Douglas. He was a member of

the Pictou Highlanders and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 16, Pictou. A resident of the

Scotsburn area for the last 35 years, Eoin had worked in Massachusetts as a bus driver, on the

railroad and also in construction, before returning home, where he was employed with Michelin

Tire until retirement. A member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn, Eoin was also

caretaker of Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook for many years. He is survived by his

daughter, Robin Douglas, Scotsburn; sister, Anna (Mrs. Peter Grant), Abercrombie; a number of

nieces and nephews; chosen brother, Sandy MacKay, Mount William. He was predeceased by his

wife, the former Anna Elisabeth "Betty" Murray; sisters, Jean (Mrs. Howard Johnson) and

Marjorie (Mrs. Rollie Heighton). Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral

service will be held 2 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, Rev. Kate Ballagh-

Steeper officiating. Burial will be in Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook. Family flowers only

please. Donations in memory may be made to the VON, Gladstone Cemetery or a charity of

choice.

OBIT # 2350 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 JUNE 2001

GRANT, Hazel Isabel - 83, 17 Munroe Court, Truro, formerly of Merigomish, passed away

Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Merigomish, she was a

daughter of the late Hugh Ross and Elizabeth Jane (Parker) Robeson. She was a graduate of

Highland View School of Nursing, class of 1940. She was a member of Merigomish United

Church and the U.C.W. She is survived by daughter, Joan (Bev) Dinsmore, Oakville, Ont.; son,

Ian (Tanya), San Antonio, Tex.; Kenneth (Pat), Moncton; Barry (Margie), Halifax; grandchildren,

Kimberley, Lara, Ian-Matthew, Kevin, Kathy, Megan, Matthew; great-grandchild, Taylor; sister,

Agnes, Kingston, Ont.; brother, Hugh, Truro. She was predeceased by husband, John; brother,

Alfred Robeson. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Friday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral

service 2 p.m. Saturday in Merigomish United Church, Rev. Jeannie Stright officiating. Burial in

Riverview Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, V.O.N. or a

charity of choice.

OBIT # 2351 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 JUNE 2001

HUNTER, Clarence Stewart - 71, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., formerly of Sweets Corner, Hants Co.,

passed away Sunday, June 3, 2001, at home. Born in Sweets Corner, he was a son of the late

Clarence Frederick and Clara Lenora (Bentley) Hunter. He was a C.B.C. News and Radio

Broadcaster for many years, having worked in Halifax and St. John's, Nfld. He started his

broadcasting career at C.F.A.B., Windsor. He was a former cartoonist for the Amherst Newspaper

and an avid writer. He built small aircraft's and flew them, as well as building his own homes.

Surviving are daughters, Patricia Hunter, Windsor; Krista Hunter, Mississauga, Ont.; Shelley

(John) Lake, Belmont, Hants Co.; Brenda Hunter, Edmonton, Alta.; son, Randy Hunter, Calgary,

Alta.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, James Hunter, John (Brenda)

Hunter; sister, Heather (Borden) White, all of Springhill; Donna (James) Gaitens, Chicago;

special friend, Edith Cavanagh. He was predeceased by daughter, Debra Hunter; brother,

Raymond "Ray". Cremation has taken place under the direction of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral

Home, 194 King St., Windsor. No visitation or funeral service by request. A burial will be held at

a later date in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. No flowers. Donations in memory may be made

to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 2352 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 JUNE 2001

McCURDY, Harry Raymond - 96, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in

Braeside Home for Special Care, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, he was a

son of the late Henry and Emma (Reid) McCurdy. He was a mechanic by trade and spent most of

his life in Musquodoboit. As a young man he worked for Bentley and Archibald, then eight years

with Teasdale and Foote, Dartmouth. On his return to Musquodoboit, he operated a service

station for 23 years, retiring in1971. He was a member of Middleton United Church, former

member of the IOOF Lodge, member of the Enterprisers and keenly interested in all community

affairs. Harry is survived by son, Bob and wife Pat; daughters, Janice and husband Keith Kerr,

Brule; Joan and husband Robert McArel, Cole Harbour; grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher

(Tanya), Jeffrey McCurdy, Antony and Suzanne Kerr, Kelly and Jody McArel; sister, Ruth

Rutledge, Sheet Harbour; brother, Wilbert, Montreal, Que.; numerous nieces and nephews. He

was predeceased by his wife, the former Ruth Maria Siteman; sister, Alice Blades; brother,

Walter. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Ettinger Funeral Home. Funeral service will

take place 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, Rev.

Stephen Iverson officiating. Burial will follow in Pioneer Cemetery. Family flowers only.

Memorial donations may be made to the Braeside Home for Special Care or any charity.

OBIT # 2353 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 JUNE 1978

Mrs Isabel Munroe, Watertown, age 72, formerly of New Glasgow, died June1st in Watertown,

Mass. Born in Whitehead Guys Co, daughter of the late Norman and Maude (George) Munroe.

She attended the Church of England. Survived by daughter Janet (Mrs Kelly Soles) in Virginia.

Also survived by a grandson, a sister Josephine, Watertown, two brothers, Owen, Whitehead, and

Harold, New Glasgow. Funeral in New Glasgow. Burial

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.

OBIT # 2354 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 OCT 1981

Charlotte (Lot) E Jamieson, 97, of North Ford Street, Stellarton, died Monday at home. Born in

Queensport, daughter of Robert andAbigal (sic) (George) Jamieson. Lived in Queensport most of

her life beforemoving to Stellarton 28 years ago to live with her neice Mrs Tom Roach. Adherent

of the Anglican Church. Survived by sister Bella (Mrs Albert Long), Avon , Mass and several

nieces and nephews. Predeceased by several sisters and brothers. Funeral Christ Anglican

Church, Stellarton, burial St James Anglican Church Cemetery, Queensport.

OBIT # 2355 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 JUNE 2001

FRASER, Marjorie Alice - 93, Glendale, Ariz., died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Sweethome,

15173 North 77th Ave., Peoria, Ariz. Born in Charlos Cove, Guysborough Co., she was a

daughter of the late Thomas and Julia (Richard) Colleton. She was a member of St. Joseph's

Roman Catholic Church, Charlos Cove and Stella Maris Church, Pictou Co. She continued her

education in Boston, taking a secretarial course. After her marriage, she moved to Three Brooks,

Pictou Co., where she raised her family. In later years, she moved back to the United States,

returning to spend her summers in Caribou River, Pictou Co. She also spent a number of winters

in West Chezzetcook with her oldest son. Marjorie enjoyed quilting, knitting, choir singing and

needlepoint. She is survived by her children, Dorothy (Karl) Robinson, Glendale, Ariz.; Ervin

(Betty), West Chezzetcook; Tom (Marlene), Port McNeil, Vancouver Island; Brenda (Bill)


Carpan, Scotsburn, Pictou Co.; close cousin, Joe Johnson, Charlos Cove; nine grandchildren; two

great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Donald; brother, Ervin; sister, Dorothy

Kight. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday, funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, both in St. Joseph's Roman

Catholic Church, Charlos Cove, Father Charles Donovan officiating. Burial will take place in the

parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St.

Joseph's Parish Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country

Harbour. "And the night shall be filled with music and the cares that infest the day shall fold their

tents, like the Arabs and as silently steal away"- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

OBIT # 2356 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 JUNE 2001

GEORGE (Robertson), Matilda "Hilda" - 78, Pictou, passed away peacefully June 6, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Grennock, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late

James and Matilda (Bovil) Robertson. She is survived by her sons, James (Linda), Pictou; Walter

"Terry", Alma Road; daughter, Laura (Courtney) Lannon, Pictou; grandchildren, Trevor,

Christopher, Ashley, Shaun, Kellum George, Terri-Lynn and Jo-Ann Lannon; brother-in-law,

Clifford (Marion) George, Arichat; nieces and nephews in Arichat; nieces in England and

Austrailia. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; a grandson in infancy; sister, Betty,

England. Hilda was a war bride and a member of the War Brides Club. She was also a member of

the New Horizon Seniors Club, their Line Dancing Group and St. James Anglican Church,

Pictou. She was a past member of Seniors Bowling League and a life member of Branch 16,

Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was employed at Hamilton's Biscuit Factory for

many years and later worked as a waitress at the Braeside Inn until her retirement. Hilda loved to

travel, shop and was a regular on the CHAD bus and the Maritime Odd Fellows Home bus. She

enjoyed life and people, especially her friends and family. Hilda dearly loved and was very proud

of her seven grandchildren. She also enjoyed all of the family pets. Cremation has taken place.

There will be no visitation by request. A private family funeral service will be held in McLaren

Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, Rev. William White officiating. Burial will take place in St. James

Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to CHAD, Aberdeen Hospital Foundation or

St. James Anglican Church, Pictou.

OBIT # 2357 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 JUNE 2001

MURRAY, Elizabeth Scott - 88, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Munroe Street,

Trenton, died June 8, 2001, in the manor. Born in Little Harbour, she was a daughter of the late

Andrew Scott and Amanda (Allan) Murray. Surviving are sisters, Christene MacKay, Annie

Brown, Doris Harris, Trenton; Ethel Marshall, Valley View Villa, Riverton; sister-in-law,

Christine Murray, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters,

Alice Fraser, Nina Fraser; brother, Jack. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, funeral 1:30 p.m.

Monday, both in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. James Chisholm

officiating. Burial in Church Brook Cemetery, Little Harbour. Donations to First United Church,

Trenton.

OBIT # 2358 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 JUNE 2001

McGEE, Margaret Louise - 85, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Merigomish, died

Friday, June 8, 2001, in the Villa. Born in Little Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Stewart

and Jessie Loretta (Wilson) Reid. She was a member of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church,

Egerton and St. Ann's C.W.L., Thorburn. Surviving are daughters, Bertha "Penny" Gaudet,

Merigomish; Sheila (William) MacDonald, Ardness; Jean McGee, Antigonish; sons, J. Frank


(Marsha), Linacy; Jack (Sandra), Merigomish; Pat (Maria), Toronto; Mike (Peggy), Sutherlands

River; Dennis (Gail), Churchville; sisters, Willena Martin, New Glasgow; Ann (Herb) Cormie,

Truro; Jean (Jack) Morrison, Kimberly, B.C.; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by husband, Frank; brothers, James, George, Morton; great-grandson, Conor

Phillips. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Father Robert

Day officiating. Interment will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Donations may be made in her

memory to any charity of choice.

OBIT # 2359 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 JUNE 2001

RAE, Effie Bell - 92, Scotsburn, passed away June 9, 2001, at home. Born in Scotsburn, she was

a daughter of the late James and Maggie Bell (MacLean) Forbes. A member of Scotsburn United

Church, she was also a member of the Scotsburn United Church Women. Effie is survived by

daughters, Beth (Gordon) King, Oshawa, Ont.; Vivian (Robert) Boehk, Plymouth; Heather

(David) Graham, Scotsburn; son, Forbes (Shirley), Amherst; sister-in-law, Lina Forbes,

Scotsburn; grandchildren, Lawrence and Ron King, Cathy, Kyla and Jamie Boehk, Allan and

Brian Graham. She was predeceased by her husband, James R. Rae; sisters, Anna Fraser and Jean

MacDonald; brothers, Roddie, Wilbert, Sandy, Borden and Harold. Visitation and funeral

arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Family flowers only please. Donations in

her memory may be made to Scotsburn United Church or CNIB. Arrangements are under the

direction of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.

OBIT # 2360 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 11 JUNE 2001

Passed away of cancer at Henderson- Extendicare on February 8, 2001. Tom is survived by two

nephews; Lloyd Muir of Westville, Ronald Muir of Dartmouth, Gerald Muir of Edmonton and

niece Phyllis Meadows of Homeville, Nova Scotia.Thomas was born on February 17, 1920 in

Plymouth, Nova Scotia and served overseas in World War II. He is the son of Joseph and Emily

Smith of Plymouth Park, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Tom worked for many years at the Dare

Company in Hamilton. Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Smith (1978) of New Glascow, Nova

Scotia . The family will receive friends at the DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home

"ROBINSON CHAPEL" (905)-522-2496 (King Street East at Wellington) on Friday from 2-4

p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the Robinson Chapel on Saturday February 10, 2001 at 1

p.m. Interment to follow at a later date. Funeral arrangements by Dodsworth & Brown Funeral

Home (Robinson Chapel).

OBIT # 2361 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 11 JUNE 2001

BROWNRIGG, Mary Anastasia - 89, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Maple

Crest Senior Citizens, Stellarton and 135 Stellar St., Stellarton, passed away Saturday, June 9,

2001, in Glen Haven Manor. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and

Laura (O'Neil) Keay. She was a resident of Stellarton all her married life and was a member of

Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church,Stellarton, where she was a member of the C.W.L.

for 49 years and had been past president. She was a former employee of Wear Well Garments,

Stellarton and Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Mary was a former member of the Balmoral

Girls Pipe Band Mother's Club and in her earlier years was very active in the Red Cross Society

and had been recognized for her number of blood donations. She is survived by daughters,

Elizabeth "Betty" (Mrs. George "Bud" Krauss), Whiting N.J.; Patricia "Pat" (Mrs. Frank Roma),

Porters Lake; Kathleen (Mrs. Douglas MacDonald), Las Vegas, Nev.; Jo-Lynn (Mrs. Herbie


Murray), Stellarton; son, Denis "Red" and his wife Elga, Stellarton; 22 grandchildren and 31

great-grandchildren; sister, Blanche Rafuse, Stellarton; brother, Joseph "Joe" and his wife Jennie

Keay, Stellarton; several nieces and nephews; extended family, Jack and Evelyn MacIsaac, New

Glasgow and their family. She was predeceased by her husband, George; sisters, Agnes Pollock

and Vonnie Carpenter. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton from

2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Lourdes

Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes C.W.L. or Alzheimer Society of

Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2362 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 11 JUNE 2001

JOLLYMORE, John Warren - 57, MacPherson's Mills, formerly of Pictou Landing and New

Glasgow, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou

Landing, he was the son of the late Rollie and Anna Katherine (Stevens) Jollymore. He enjoyed

mowing lawns, shovelling snow and music. He is survived by stepsisters, Wilda, Sadie, Velma;

stepbrother, Tom; numerous stepnieces and step-nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Edith

Shirley in infancy. Visitation will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral

Home, where funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Douglas Herbert officiating.

Interment in Haliburton Cemetery, Pictou. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2363 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 11 JUNE 2001

SANDERS (Van de Ven), Theadora Antonia - Granton, Pictou Co., passed away peacefully with

some family members at her side Saturday, June 9, 2001, in Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou.

She was the last surviving member of her family. She was born in St. Oedenrode, Holland,

August 30, 1915. Mrs. Sanders enjoyed many things, but her family was her life. She is survived

by sons, Martin, Granton; Leo (wife Peggy), Giants Lake, Guysborough Co.; Tony (wife Lena),

Granton; Francis, Granton; daughters, Mary McCormack, Pictou, Lena (husband Walter

MacKay), Caribou; Thea (husband Piet Hayberts), Holland; Joanne (husband Barry Goodair),

Lloydminster, Sask.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Angela and David, Randy, Sherry and Linda, Tony

Jr. and Connie, Jalanda and Erie, Terri, Robbie and Jason and Michael; great-grandchildren,

Nichlas and Bradley, Travis, Tom and Seren. She was predeceased by her loving husband,

Anthony in 1967 and daughter, Elizabeth in infancy. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9

p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.

in Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Reg Currie officiating. Burial will be in The Holy

Name Cemetery, Westville. A reception will follow in Abercrombie Fire Hall. Family flowers

only. Donations may be made to the Shiretown Nursing Home or Canadian Diabetes Association.

OBIT # 2364 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 12 JUNE 2001

HERON, Eileen Mae - 71, Eureka, Pictou Co., passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, June

11, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Lorne, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of

the late John Dan and Catherine (Watters) Crockett. She was a resident of Eureka for all of her

married life where she was a member of Wesley United Church and Edith Rebekah Unit of

Wesley United Church. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived

by son, Alex, Eureka; daughters, Cora and Jean, both of Stellarton; Margie (James) McCara,

Plainfield; Evelyn, Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Zachary, Laura; brothers, Rae and Ian, both

of Lorne; sisters, Isabelle MacDonald, Priestville; Mabel Dunn, Greenhill and by several nieces

and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Heron. Her remains will rest in H.C.


MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service

will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Wesley United Church, Eureka, Mr. James Shaffner

officiating. Burial in MacLean Cemetery, Hopewell. Donations in her memory may be made to

the Wesley United Church or a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2365 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 12 JUNE 2001

MAYO, Keith Gerald - 53, 1961 Church St., Westville, occurred Sunday morning, June 10, 2001,

as the result of a motor vehicle accident, in Hardwood Hill. Born in Halifax, April 29, 1948, he

was the son of Charlotte (Gillis) Mayo, Sunset Haven, New Glasgow and the late Gerald Mayo.

Keith was a rural route driver for Canada Post for 19 years and the Chronicle Herald for 17 years.

He was an amateur photographer, an avid reader and took a keen interest in current events. He

was a past president and served for many years on the Parents Auxiliary of 374 Air Cadet

Squadron. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Linda Morrison; daughter, Gina

Cameron (husband Alex), Hazel Glen; sons, Gerald (wife Tena), Halifax and Alvah, Westville;

grandchildren, Brandon and Tyler Cameron. Keith is also survived by sister, Norma Rae

(husband Eldon), Westville.Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home,

Westville where his funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Auburn

Cemetery, Westville.

OBIT # 2366 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 12 JUNE 2001

MacDONALD, Joseph John - 82, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Lismore, died

Monday, June 11, 2001, in the villa. Born in Lourdes, Pictou Co., he was the son of the late John

L. and Margaret (MacInnis) MacDonald. He was retired from the C.N. after 44 years as a

conductor. He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lismore. Surviving are his

wife, the former Margaret MacDonald; daughters, Mary-Jo (Martin) Delaney, Dartmouth;

Marguerite (Athol) Park, Park Falls; Rhodena MacDonald (Chris) Hughes, Ottawa; Ruth

(Dennis) MacGrath, Saint John, N.B.; Marjorie (Tim) Thompson, Port Hawkesbury; Geraldine

(Wayne) Browning, Berwick; Beverley Kirwan, New Glasgow; Joan-Marie (Myles) MacDonald,

Baileys Brook; Michelle (Wallace) Murray, Ardeness; Corinne, Port Hawkesbury; sons, John

Joseph (Charlotte), Egerton; Gregory (Donna), Capreol, Ont.; Barry (Beverley), Capreol, Ont.;

Gus (Debbie), Edmundston, N.B.; Mark (Debbie), Maryvale; Michael, Trenton; 38 grandchildren;

eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sons, Leo, Robert. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-

4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 10:30 a.m.

Thursday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lismore, Rev. Robert Day and Rev. Gerard

MacInnis officiating. Burial in St. Andrews Cemetery, Egerton. Donations may be made to St.

Mary's Cemetery.

OBIT # 2367 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 13 JUNE 2001

MacDONALD, Mabel - 97, Alma, Pictou Co., occurred Monday, June 11, 2001, in Valley View

Villa, Riverton. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Dorothy

(Rundle) Wadden. She was a member of Green Hill-Alma United Church where she had been a

member of the choir and U.C.W. for many years. She was a life member of Alma-Green Hill

Women's Institute. She enjoyed contributing to the Red Cross with her knitting and crocheting.

Mrs. MacDonald is survived by son, Forbes, Moncton; grandchildren, Annie, Moncton; Janet

Reynolds (Bill), Fredericton; Hazel Crowley (Bill), Saint John; Forbes Jr. (Aisha), Halifax; greatgrandchildren,

James, Jessica, Joey, Jonathan, Jenna and Calem. She is also survived by sisters,

Frances Duggan, Green Hill and Dorothy Morrell, Stellarton. She was predeceased by her


husband, Charles; sisters, Florence Rorison and Stella Fraser; brothers, Henry, Ernest and

Maxwell Wadden. Visitation will be 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home,Westville where

her funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Jeanne Stright officiating. Burial will be

in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester. Donations in her memory may be made to Green

Hill-Alma United Church.

OBIT # 2368 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 13 JUNE 2001

ROBLEE, Laurence O. - 83, Westville, died June 11, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in Streets Ridge, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Leonard and Myrtle Roblee. He

is survived by daughters, Elaine, New Glasgow; Brenda, Carleton Place, Ont.; sons, Cyril, Lower

Sackville; Angus, Yarmouth; Reginald, Banff, Alta.; brother, Foster, Dartmouth. He was

predeceased by brothers, Austin and Aubrey; sister, Mildred. Visitation 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today, with

funeral Thursday at 1 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Interment in Stillman Cemetery,

Three Mile Brook.

OBIT # 2369 – HALIFAX HEARLD – 14 JUNE 2001

CANNING, Mina Georgina - 79, 127 Rutherford St., Stellarton, passed away June 12, 2001, at

her home. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Hattie (Boone)

Cummings. She was a veteran of the Second World War, a member of the Royal Canadian

Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35,

Westville. She was an adherent of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. She was an avid

dart player and enjoyed playing and working at bingo. Mrs. Canning is survived by son, Bill

(Anne), Stellarton; brothers, Millard Rector, Truro; Bill Cummings (Betty), Prince Edward

Island; Bob Cummings (Gwen), Truro; Don Cummings (Olga), Truro; sisters, Evelyn Soper,

Halifax; Margaret Johnson (Leo), Truro; Melita Geldart, Cambridge, Ont.; Lois Smith (Wyman),

Wallace; Dorothy Quigley, (Ken), Truro; Lola Lynds (Stewart), Truro; brothers-in-law, Chet

Canning (Doreen), Stellarton; Russell Canning (Dorothy), Westville; Joe Baxter, Dartmouth;

sister-in-law, Gene MacLean, Stellarton; step-grandchildren, Steven Fougere (Karen), Frankville;

Kim MacKinnon (David), Stellarton; Andrea MacEachern (Scott), Stellarton; five step-greatgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; daughter, Melita in infancy;

brother, James Rector; sister, Jean Lamke. Visitations will be 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles

Funeral Home, Westville, where her funeral service will be held 2 p.m Friday, Rev. Howard

Crooks officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to

the Veterans' Sun Room, Pictou Veterans' Hospital or any charity. The Ladies Auxiliary of the

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35 will hold a service 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. The

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28 will conduct a graveside service on Friday.

OBIT # 2370 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 JUNE 2001

SOMMERVILLE, Jean MacGreggor - 76, Halifax, passed away June 13, 2001, in the VG Site,

QEII, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William

Sommerville. Jean was a loving mother who in her earlier years loved to bake and play bridge.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughter, Dr.

Trudy (Dr. Robert) Mackay, Raleigh, N.C.; son, Robert (Laurie) Mackay, Fredericton, N.B.;

grandchildren, Jennifer and David Martin. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552

Bayers Rd. Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 2371 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 JUNE 2001

MACLEAN, John LeBroq - 89, Barry's Mills, Pictou, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001, in

Northumberland Veterans' Unit, Pictou. Born in Georgetown, P.E.I., he was the son of the late

Russel and Grace (Nickerson) Maclean. John was the secretary-treasurer of the Retail Wholesale

Department Store Union for the Maritime Provinces for 25 years retiring in 1984. He served in

the Second World War with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and was a member of the Royal

Canadian Legion, Branch16, Pictou. He was a member of Pictou United Church and an elder for

over 40 years, recently given the title as honorary elder. He was one of the founding members of

the Clan MacLean Society. John was keenly involved in politics and was a former NDP candidate

at both the federal and provincial levels. He was past president of the Pictou County Branch of

the Canadian Bible Society. He had an intense interest and was a charter member of the credit

union and co-operative movements in Pictou County and unselfishly worked for the success of

these all of his life. He was one of the first organic gardeners in the area and also enjoyed

genealogy and history. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret; sons, John (Marjorie)

and Russel (Jean), both of Pictou; daughter, Sheila (Barry) MacDonald, Halifax; five

grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four nieces. He was predeceased by sister, Jean

Harries. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral will

be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Pictou United Church, Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. Committal

service will take place 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family

flowers only please. Donations in memory may be made to the Northumberland Veterans' Unit or

a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2372 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 JUNE 2001

CUMMINGS (Pye), Daisy Regina - 74, Pictou, formerly of Port Bickerton, Guysborough Co.,

passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Port

Bickerton, she was a daughter of the late Judson and Olive (Rudolph) Corkum. She is survived by

sons, Harley (Bernice), Fisherman's Harbour; Vaughan (Marilyn), Halifax; Wayne (Karen),

Indian Harbour Lake; Sharlen (Marlene), Harpellville; Lawrence, Sherbrooke; daughters, Ida

Croft (Victor), Little Liscombe; Winnie Farnsworth (Howard), Port Bickerton; Sylvia Kaiser

(Trueman), Bickerton West; daughter-in-law, Maisie Pye, Port Bickerton; brother, Robie, Port

Bickerton; sister, Sueanne, Antigonish; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. She was

predeceased by husbands, Freeman Pye and Douglas Cummings; son, Wallace; brothers, Francis,

James, Chipman, Carl; one great-granddaughter. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral

service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, both in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Bickerton, Rev. Dianna

Frye officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only by request. Memorial

donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes

Association. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour.

OBIT # 2373 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 JUNE 2001

SINCLAIR, Sterling McLean - 65, Isaac's Harbour, Guysborough Co. It is with great sadness that

family announces the passing of Sterling, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, which

occurred Friday, June15, 2001, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, surrounded by his

family. Born in South Lochaber, he was a son of the late James and Viola (Jordan) Sinclair. He

was a woodsman and carpenter who had a great passion for fishing, hunting and working on old

cars. He was a former member of Harbourview Fire Department. Sterling loved spending time

with his son-in-law, grandson and many friends. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn

Flick; daughters, Hazel (Mrs. Jim Veinotte), Shelly, both of Antigonish; sister, Ella Fiener,


Bridgewater; grandson, Brandon; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother,

James Herbert; sister, Hazel. Visitation will be from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be

Sunday at 2 p.m., both in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour, Lic. Joanna Doak

officiating. Burial in Isaac's Harbour Cemetery. Family requests, family flowers only please.

Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Antigonish Branch. Funeral

arrangements are entrusted to G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour.

OBIT # 2374 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 JUNE 2001

SUTHERLAND (Randall), Dorothy Louise - 86, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly

of River John, passed away peacefully June 14, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born

in Providence, Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane (Hunt) Randall.

She was a house wife, factory worker and babysitter. She was a member of Frazee Rebekah

Lodge 33, a member of Clan Sutherland Association and a member of Salem United Church,

River John. Surviving are daughter, Eunice; son-in-law, Dodd Robison, River John;

granddaughters, Susan (Billy), River John; Rosalie (Dennis), Halifax; son, Earle (Anne), Pictou.

She will now be united with her husband, Daniel; granddaughter, Annie who died in infancy.

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John. Rebekah Lodge will

hold their memorial service at 6:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral service will be held

Monday, June 18, at 2 p.m. in Salem United Church, River John, Pastor David Eagles officiating,

assisted by Rev. Donald Sutherland. Interment will take place in Hamilton Cemetery, River John.

Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to Maritime Odd Fellows Home,

Memorial Gardens or Salem United Church, River John.

OBIT # 2375 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 JUNE 2001

CAMERON, John William George - 73 of 195 Norma St., New Glasgow, formerly of Caledonia,

Guysborough Co., passed away Friday June 15, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born

in Cameron Settlement, he was a son of the late Ferry & Marion (Emery) Cameron. He was

retired & was previously employed with Donald E. Cameron Ltd. of Caledonia. Prior to that he

drove a truck for Hefler's in Sackville and Teasdale's in Antigonish. He also drove a school bus in

Sherbrooke. John was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Caledonia and a member of the

Melrose Seniors Group. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards and spending time with his

family and friends. He is survived by his wife Ruth; daughters, Debbie (Melvin) Cruickshank,

Caledonia; Donna (Rob) Douglas, New Glasgow; sons, Eddy (Linda), Lower Barneys River;

Arnie (Debbie), Hopewell; Roy (Donna), Island East River; Alvin, New Glasgow; grandsons,

Steven, Michael, George, Danny, Chris, Clayton and John; granddaughters, Cheryl, Rachael,

Jody, Samantha, Jennifer, Carlena and Jenny; great-grandchildren, Scott, Bailey, Kyle and

Taylor; sisters, Jean Mines, Ocala, Fla.; Isabel Chestnut, Union Centre; Nova Smith, Smithfield;

brother, Robert Cameron, Cameron Settlement. He was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Emery,

Duncan, and Jamie; sisters, Gertrude Devaney and Mary Sutherland. His remains will rest in the

H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, from where funeral service

will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Rev. Donald Shepard officiating. Burial will be in Bethel

Cemetery, Caledonia. Family flowers only. Donations in Johns' memory may be made to the

Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2376 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 JUNE 2001

BAILLIE, Floyd Lawson - 68, Tatamagouche, passed away June 16, 2001, in Lillian Fraser

Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. He was the son of the late Luther and Elsie (Crowe) Baillie.


Floyd worked on the family farm in Balfron and also at saw mills and lumbering in the local area.

Surviving are his cousins, Lloyd Bailey, Balmoral Mills; George (Edith) Bailey, Dartmouth;

Elmer Bailey, New Glasgow; Eleanor (John) MacKay, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by

sister, Marjorie Baillie. Cremation has take place. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21,

in The Falls Cemetery. Rev. Martyn VanEssen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be

made to North Shore Health Services Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's

Funeral Home, 48 Riverside Dr., Tatamagouche.

OBIT # 2377 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 JUNE 2001

EVANS, Clifford Percival - Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Eureka, Pictou Co., died

Saturday, June 16, 2001, in the villa. Born in Penarth, Wales, he was a son of the late William J.

and Florence (Collins) Evans. From 1930 to 1935, he apprenticed as a marine engine fitter in the

Cardiff Channel Dry Docks. Upon receiving his papers, he joined the Merchant Marines and

served continuously as an engineer with the Merchant Marines all during the Second World War,

taking his discharge in December 1945 at Cardiff. He sailed during his 10 years of service with

the Pacific Enterprise of Furness Steamship Lines, London, serving both in the North Pacific and

North Atlantic. He was most proud to relate that he had crossed the North Atlantic 51 times

during the Second World War. In 1953, Cliff moved his family to his wife's former home in

Eureka, Pictou Co. and found employment at the former Trenton Steel Works where he operated

the 7000 ton forging press. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Eureka and sang in

the men's choir of Wesley United Church, Eureka. He is survived by his daughter, Gwendolyn,

Eureka; son, Gordon, New Glasgow; niece, Dilys Prickett, Penarth. He was predeceased by his

wife, the former Marjorie Lynch; brothers, John, Herbert, Sydney and William; sister, Florence

Prickett. There will be no visitation at the request of the family. A private family service will be

held at a later date in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Burial will take place in

Riverton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Clifford may be made to a charity

of one's choice.

OBIT # 2378 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 JUNE 2001

FRASER, John Thomas - 74 years, 1391 Drummond Rd., Westville, passed away Saturday, June

16, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Alex

and Violet (Hughes) Fraser. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville

and had worked at Hawker Siddeley Ltd., Trenton, for 38 years until early retirement. John loved

fishing, camping and hunting. John is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Catherine

Searle; daughter, Faye Brown (Edmund), Lorne; son, John T. (Linda), Westville; sisters, Marjorie

O'Hagen, Churchville; Jessie McGrath, Halifax; Henrietta Demontigny (Roger), Bamfield,

Ontario; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Francis

Roden and brother, Robert. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral

Home, Westville, where his funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Glenn Cooper

officiating. Burial will be in Lorne Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may

be made to the Parkinson's Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Division, Canadian Cancer

Society or a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2379 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 JUNE 2001

GOODWIN, Lillian Joan - 58, 214 Oak St., New Glasgow, died Saturday, June16, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Simon

Hugh and Jean Isabel (MacAulay) Dixon. Surviving are her husband, Colin; daughters, Bonnie


(Dan) Thomas, Summerside, P.E.I.; Satrina Cosh, New Glasgow; son, Robert, New Glasgow;

grandchildren, Jennifer, Cory, Danielle, Samantha, Timothy, David, Jordan; great-granddaughter,

Kenzie; sisters, Heather (Gerard) Landry, Tracadie; Cheryl (Lionel) Bernard, Ontario; brother,

Errold (Carrie), Abercrombie. She was predeceased by grandsons, Olin and Kevin Martin;

brother, Fraser. Visitation 2-4. 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday in The Salvation Army Citadel, Westville, Major Carson Durdle

officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes

Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2380 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 JUNE 2001

IMLAY, Robert William Sr. - 84, Boylston, Guysborough Co., died Saturday, June 16, 2001, in

Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late James W. and

Elizabeth Alice (Wood) Imlay. He was brought up in the Boylston area, moving away for a few

years to work at Maritime Steel in New Glasgow. He and Lottie returned home to buy and run a

farm and raise their family. Along with running the farm, he established his own business doing

interior and exterior refinishing and renovations. His quick wit and sense of humour brightened

many a day, creating many cherished memories. His strength of character, quiet spirit and

compassionate ways have touched many lives and will provide inspiration for years to come. He

was a retired farmer and a member of Boylston United Baptist Church. He is survived by his

wife, the former Lottie Hull; sons, Robert Jr. (Patsy), Boylston; Fred (Mary), Big Bras d'Or;

daughters, Betty (Bill) MacRae, Port Hastings; Cathy (Bob) Diggins, Waterville; sisters, Elsie

Gerrior, Kathleen (Albert) Johnston, New Glasgow; Ethel Knowles, Moncton; Dorothy Kent,

Bedford; Vera (Louis) Johnstone, Sunnybrae; brothers, Douglas (Betty), Halifax; Ralph, New

Glasgow; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in

Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in

Boylston United Baptist Church, Pastor Chris Grier officiating. Burial will be in the church

cemetery. Reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Guysborough Memorial

Hospital or a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2381 – EVENING NEWS – 14 JAN 1941

:In the passing of Conductor Robert Scott Sangster of the C.N.R. at his home on Mon. 23 Dec,

Stellarton has lost another of its highly respected citizens. He was born in Guysborough on April

16th,1889.In his immediate family he is survived by his lonely widow, one daughter Marion, at

home, two sons, Karl at home, Elmer at Chatham, Ont., two brothers George, Stellarton, Burton

Halifax, and one sister, Mrs. Geo. Luddington, Guys.He is also survived by his aged father in

Guys., his mother having died about 17 yrs. ago. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery, New

Glasgow.

OBIT # 2382 –EVENING NEWS – MARCH 1952

MacLellans Mtn: Mrs. Joseph Hefferman died 3 Mar1952.She was born at Militia Point, C. B., in

1867.She was before her marriage, Anne Pellier. She married Joseph Hefferman (of White Head,

Guys.) in 1890.They moved to MacLellans Mtn.in1912. Her grandparents came from the Isles of

Scotland in 1773 on the ship Hector. Children given in an earlier obit.

OBIT # 2383 – EVENING NEWS - 1952


Mrs. James Duff died 24 Feb1952.She was the former Emma Clyburne of Goldboro. Mr. Duff

predeceased her ten years ago. She was married twice, her first husband, William Myers, was

killed in the 1918 mine explosion. She is survived by two sons and four daughters. of that

marriage: Percy, Aubrey, Edith (Mrs. Charles Munroe), Effie (Mrs. Edward MacNutt),and

Florence (Mrs. Randolph Brown), Nellie (Mrs.Will MacKenzie. She also is survived by a

stepson, William Myers and a sister, Mrs. Essie Holley.A son John and a stepson Fred

predeceased her.

OBIT # 2384 – EVENING NEWS - 1952

Mrs.Mary Ellen Hines died 29 Nov1952 at the home of her son and daughter-

in-law, Mr.& Mrs.Willard Hines.She was 76 years of age.She is survived by two sons, Alfred,

Fisherman's Hbr., and Willard; three daughters, Marion (Mrs.David MacKean) Stillwater; Anne

(Mrs. George Fisher) Aspen; Ethel (Mrs. Alfred Giffen) Port Credit, Ont.; also a brother

Campbell Beiswanger (Swift Current, Sask); and two sisters;

Mrs.Effie Miller, St.Petersburg, Florida, and Miss Elvade Beiswanger, Fisherman's Hbr.

OBIT # 2385 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 JUNE 2001

MacKENZIE, Georgina Nellie - 90, 33 Maple St., Stellarton, formerly of Elm Street, New

Glasgow, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at home. Born in Abercrombie, she was a daughter of the

late George and Janetta (Logan) Dunbar. She lived most of her life in New Glasgow and was a

member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. She was a former employee of the Valley View

Villa, Riverton, retiring after 15 years of service. She is survived by daughters, Marjorie (John

Allan) MacDonald, Orangedale, C.B.; Phyllis (Floyd) Snyder, Ontario; Gene (Terry) Heighton,

Stellarton; sons, Ronald (Jean), Glengarry; Darrell (Betty), St. Ann's, Man.; Garfield (Betty),

New Glasgow; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Rundle, Dartmouth.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; brothers, Dan, Clarence, Jim, Bill, George, Ian;

sisters, Mary and Irene. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with

visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, from where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev.

Howard Crooks officiating. Burial in Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be

made to a charity of one's

choice.

OBIT # 2386 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 JUNE 2001

WILSON, Samuel Tingley "Sam" - 80, 165 D'Orsay Rd., passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2001,

at his home. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mary (Davies) Wilson. A

Nova Scotia High School graduate he also received certificates in Education from the Nova

Scotia Government. He served overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and then

rejoined the RCAF in 1946 until his retirement in 1967. He taught in the Nova Scotia Adult

Education Program in New Minas and Springhill from 1967 until 1980. He was a member of

Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst, their Men's Club and the Worship Committee. He

was a strong supporter of his church throughout his life, serving as superintendent of Sunday

school in Alberta and Ontario and on various church committees. He is survived by his wife, the

former Margaret Frisby "Marg"; daughter, Jo Ann Matthews, Moncton, N.B.; sons, David

(Susan), Halifax; Dr. Robert Wilson (Mary), Masset, B.C.; sister, Lillian Leadbeater, Stellarton;

grandchildren, Mark and Janice Matthews, Andrea, John and Brian Wilson. Besides his parents,

he was predeceased by brothers, Gilmore, Davies and George. His remains have been cremated

and although there are no visiting hours the family will receive visitors at a reception following


the service. His funeral service will be held in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Friday at

2 p.m., Rev. Allan Griffin and Rev. Charlene Maguire officiating. Burial in Fort Lawrence

Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your

choice through Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst.

OBIT # 2387 EVENING NEWS – MAY 1956

Stellarton: JOSEPH HEFFERMAN passed away 21 May 1956 at the home of his

daughter Mrs.GEORGE ALLARD, Bridge Street. In his ninety-first year, he had been ailing for

the past winter. He was born at White Head, Guysborough County, a son of the late Mr.and Mrs.

JOSEPH HEFFERMAN. He resided for a number of years at McLellan's Brook. He was a

fisherman. He formerly belonged to the Methodist Church but of late years attended the

Presbyterian Church. He is survived by 4 daughters: Barbara (Mrs.Allard); Mrs.Goldie Brooks,

Trenton; Louise (Mrs. Frank Spears); Hilda (Mrs. Herman Clyburn) both of Issac's Harbour; 2

sons - William at McLellan's brook and Howard in Timmins. His wife the former Anne Pellier,

Sydney predeceased him 4 years ago.

OBIT # 2388 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 JUNE 2001

LeBLANC, William Joseph - 83, Water Street, Westville, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in

Shiretown Nursing Home, Westville. Born on the Magdalen Islands, he was a son of the late Paul

and Bernadette (Bauffard) LeBlanc. He was an active member of Church of The Holy Name,

Westville, a member of Holy Name Society and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.

He greatly enjoyed the hobby of making rosaries. He was a coal miner for many years and later

worked for Zellers until retirement. William is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Adèle

Lapierre; daughters, Bernadette, Westville; Madeleine Desrosiers (Aurèle), Charlo, N.B.; Simone

Coady (Carl), Westville; brother, Adelore, Montreal; grandchildren, Natasha MacKenzie,

Mylène, Anita, Diana and Nicolas LeBlanc, Michelle, Nathalie, Justin and Simon Desrosier,

Emily Coady; great-grandchildren, Chelsie and Taylor. He was predeceased by brothers, Richard,

Eusebe "Edward", Joseph, John and Archille "Archie". Visitation will be today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Church

of The Holy Name, Westville, Father Reg Currie officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name

Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Church of The Holy

Name. The Holy Name C.W.L. will recite prayer at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home.

OBIT # 2389 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 JUNE 2001

MUIRHEAD, Harlin Burns - 58, 15 Churchill St., Truro, passed away June 20, 2001, at home.

Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Burns Muirhead, Westville and the late Norma (Stewart)

Muirhead. Harlin was a graduate of Westville High School and then worked for the Bank of Nova

Scotia in Westville and Halifax. He graduated from the Nova Scotia Teachers College and then

attended the University of Maine, Portland/Gorham Campus where he received a B.Sc. degree in

Industrial Arts. Harlin then taught in the Truro school system for 30 years. Following his

retirement, he and long-time friend, Allan Stewart, formed H&A Carpentry, specializing in home

renovations. He was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church and served on the Board of

Managers, the Fellowship Club and taught Sunday school. He was also a cub leader. Harlin

coached Minor Hockey and loved children of all ages, especially the underprivileged and

handicapped. He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Graham; daughters, Janet (Chris) Piers,

Fredericton, N.B.; Sherri (Steven) Hardy, Fredericton, N.B.; special grandson, James Temple

Stewart Piers; brother, Greg, Toney River; father and mother-in-law, Erwin and Jennette Graham,


Rocklin, Pictou Co.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, an uncle and cousins. Visitation will be 2-4,

7-9 p.m. today in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Funeral service 3

p.m. Saturday in St. James Presbyterian Church, Rev. Clair MacLeod officiating. Burial in Bible

Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Harlin's memory may be made to the IWK

Health Centre, St. James Presbyterian Church, Roofing Fund or a charity of your personal choice

OBIT # 2390 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 JUNE 2001

MacLEAN, R. Gordon - 57, 4140 Old Gairloch Rd., Union Centre, died unexpectedly

Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at his home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Robert

and Mariam (Dolphin) MacLean. As a young boy, Gordon grew up on the family farm in New

Lairg, which he was continuing to operate. After his graduation from Kings College, he worked

for the Assessment Division of the Department of Municipal Affairs for 27 years, as a property

assessor. Gordon was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton and a trustee of the

Gairloch Cemetery. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Association of Nova

Scotia and a former member of Westville Curling Club. He enjoyed hobbies of genealogy and

music, took a keen interest in painting, birds and wildlife and was a sports enthusiast. Gordon is

survived by his wife, Mary (Cummings); daughter, Nancy, at home; stepdaughter, Yvonne

Frances (Eugene), Dartmouth; grandson, Austin. Gordon is also survived by sisters, Isabel

Langille (Ken), Dartmouth; Ruth Henley (Sam), Oxford and Sylvia Sherrard (Fraser), Rothesay,

N.B.; nieces and nephews, Janet Charlton (James), Robert and David Langille, Jennifer, Gordon,

Carolyn Henley, Sarah, John and Laura Sherrard; stepfather, Allister MacKenzie, New Lairg;

mother-in-law, Marion Cummings, Stellarton; sisters-in-law, Miranda Morrison (Allister),

Stellarton and Norma Thompson (Chester), New Glasgow. Visitation will take place today from

2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral service will be held Saturday

at 10 a.m. in Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton, Father James McCorriston officiating. Burial

will be in the Gairloch Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Gairloch

Cemetery or a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2391 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 JUNE 2001

NOEL (Leil), Jean Elizabeth - 76, Whitby, Ont., formerly of Pine Tree, Pictou Co. and Verdun,

Que., died peacefully at her home after a valiant battle with cancer Wednesday, June 20, 2001.

Beloved wife of the late William (Lance) Noel; dear mother of Carol and special mother-in-law

of Robin Ball; totally devoted and loving grandmother to Courtney; daughter of the late William

and Mable (McPhee) Leil. She was predeceased by brothers, James and David "Billy"; sisters,

Margaret Dennis, Isabel Naugle and Kathaleen "Kaye" Dickson. Surviving are brother, Kenny;

sisters, Ada MacEachern, Evelyn Brown, Shirley Mills and Anna Blundell; special sister-in-law

to Murdena (Billy) Leil, Arthur (Evelyn) Brown, Albert (Shirley) Mills, Chris (Anna ) Blundell,

William "Bill" Timms and Robert "Bob" McDowall. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus

Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 2

p.m. Saturday, June 23, in Sutherland's River Presbyterian Church, Rev. Glenn MacDonald

officiating. Her remains will then be transferred to Montreal for a graveside and interment service

at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Que.

OBIT # 2392 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 June 2001

STEWART, William G. - 64, Frasers Mills, Antigonish Co., died June 20, 2001, in St. Martha's

Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Lochaber, Antigonish Co., he was a son of Minnie

(Hunson) Lawrence and the late Cecil Stewart. He was a Christmas tree grower for over 40 years.


He had been an employee of the Security Department, St. F.X. for 10 years. He was past

president of both the Nova Scotia Christmas Tree Council and Canadian Christmas Tree Council.

He served on the Board of Stewards of King's United Church, Loch Katrine and the Board of St.

Andrew's District Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, the former Florence

MacNeil Greene; daughter, Betty (Blair) Greene, Pictou Landing; sons, Bob (Judy) Greene,

Frasers Mills; Will (Samantha) Stewart, Frasers Mills; sister, Marie (Dale) Gilliss, Oakville, Ont.;

brother, Robert (Beatrice), Winterhaven, Fla.; grandchildren, Patty, Nepal; Lisa, Laurie, Liam,

Devon, Colin and Neil, at home. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in C.L.

Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in King's

United Church, Loch Katrine, Rev. Donald Sutherland officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice

OBIT # 2393 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 June 2001

THOMPSON, Helen Olding - 88, Middleton, passed away peacefully June 21, 2001, at home.

Born in Prince Albert, Sask., she was a daughter of the late John Daniel "J.D." and Catherine

(MacDonald) Fraser (Bridgeville, Pictou Co.) and wife of the late Lloyd Fraser Thompson. She

was the loving mother of Bonnie (Bob) and Barry (Nancy); cherished grandmother of Shelley

(Joe), Cheryl (Mark), Kimberley, Jeremy, Julia; great-grandmother of Tyler and Brooke. Visiting

2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Warren T. Roop Funeral Home,

Middleton, Rev. Dr. William MacDougall officiating. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Emmanuel Congregational Church, Middleton or a charity of

choice.

OBIT # 2394 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 June 2001

DALEY, Ian Ernest - Age 69, 599 Onslow Rd., Onslow, formerly of Westville, passed away

Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Westville, he was a son

of the late Ernest and Elda (Crawford) Daley. Ian had a distinguished 25 year career in the

Canadian Armed Forces and was a Korean War veteran. His military honours include the Korean

Service Medal, Korean Volunteer Medal, two U.N. Peacekeeping Medals and a Special Service

Medal. During his military career he travelled the world serving his country in Egypt, Japan,

Korea and Germany, along with several postings in Canada including Halifax, Ottawa and

Debert. Mr. Daley served 18 years in the civil service working in the supply section of CFB/CFS

Debert. Many of his younger years were spent working in the woods in Pictou County with his

beloved Daley family. Since his retirement in 1992, Ian had spent his time at the family home in

Onslow relating to his children and grandchildren of his many life experiences. As well, he was

an avid lover of draught horses and never missed the horse pull at the N.S.P.E. in Truro. He is

survived by his wife, the former Eileen Rundle and by daughters, Gloria Geddes, Halifax; Marie

Sampson, Charlottetown; sons, Ian, Truro and Harold (wife Rachel), Moncton. He is also

survived by grandchildren, David Botting, Truro; Lisa Geddes, Halifax; Desiree Sampson,

Charlottetown; great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Quincy. Ian is also survived by brothers, Jerry

(Mary), Westville; Brenton (Sheila) and family, Poplar Hill; Bobby (Katherine) and family,

Westville; Reg (Cathy) and family, Westville; sisters, Jenny Gostock and family, New Glasgow;

Jessie Landry (Jack) and family, Port Hawkesbury; Betty Jean Sutherland (Gordon) and family,

Westville; sister-in-law, Rebecca Daley, Westville. Besides his parents, Ian was predeceased by

brothers, Gordon, Geordie, Lloyd Douglas and James. His kindness, warm heart, tender hugs,

good natured teasing, quick wit and endless love for his family will be with us forever. Always in

our hearts. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in


Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Interment of ashes will be in Auburn Cemetery. Family flowers

only. Donations in his memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2395 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 JUNE 2001

OEHMEN, Theresa Marie - 53, Abercrombie, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 21, 2001,

in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in Port Hood, she was a

daughter of the late Duncan and Annie Mae (MacIsaac) MacEachen. She was a graduate of Port

Hood Academy and Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro. She was a home economics teacher at

Guysborough Municipal High School for a number of years and was a member of Our Lady of

Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. She was an avid supporter of minor baseball and hockey and a

member of the Gyrette Club, New Glasgow. Theresa was known for her sense of humor, quick

wit and zest for life. Surviving are husband, Russell; daughter, Kelly (John) Atwater, Trenton;

sons, Arthur (Krista) Kennedy, New Glasgow; Russell Jr., Abercrombie; sisters, Mary (Eldon)

Pellerine, Spryfield; Roberta (Elmer) King, Bedford; Catherine MacDonald, Port Hood; Anne

(Gerard) Beaton, Port Hood; brothers, Angus (Caroline), Mississauga; John (Annie Mae), Port

Hood; Joe (Cecilia), Kitchener; Malcolm (Barbara), Port Hood; Donald A. (Katherine), Port

Hood; Isaac (Jackie), Spryfield; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first

husband, William Augustus Kennedy and an infant brother. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Sunday in R.H.

Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes

Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial in Abercrombie Cemetery.

Family flowers only. Donations to a charity of your choice.

OBIT # 2396 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JUNE 2001

MacLEAN, Vincent - 83, Central West River, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Murray River, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Allan and Sara

(MacLean) MacLean. He retired early from Hawker Siddeley Ltd. and was caretaker at the

Saltsprings Park until retirement age. He served overseas during the Second World War and was

a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Trenton. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the

former Elsie MacMillan; son, Bill (Wendy), Central West River; grandchildren, Crystal, Robert,

Megan, Michelle; great-grandson, Braydon; brothers, Alexander and Ernest, both of Prince

Edward Island. He was predeceased by son, Robert; brothers, Theodore and Malcolm. Visitation

2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be

held 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations

may be made to Saltsprings Presbyterian Church, ALS Society of Canada or a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2397 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JUNE 2001

HANEBURY, George Richard "Rick" - 41, formerly of Three Brooks, Pictou Co., died Friday,

June 22, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in England, he was the son of the late

Frank and Ruth (Stone) Hanebury. Rick excelled in academics and was a graduate of West Pictou

District High School and Dalhousie University. He went on to further his education in computer

technology at the Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute. Working all over the world, he had spent

seven years in Saudi Arabia, six months in Belgium and the last two months in the United

Kingdom. Rick also enjoyed running and once competed in the Boston Marathon. He is survived

by sisters, Linda (Mark) Brousseau, Ottawa; Vicki (Thomas) Fraser, Cold Lake, Alta.; Angela

(Philip) Falconer, Three Brooks; Tracy, Hopewell; nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Melanie

Brousseau, Costel and Cole Fraser, Becky and Robbie Falconer. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in


Pictou United Church, Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. Burial will be in Waterside

Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Psychiatric Research

Foundation.

OBIT # 2398 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 JUNE 2001

BOUDREAU, Jean Marie - 70, Brookside Avenue, New Glasgow, formerly of East River Road

and Little Harbour, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in

New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late James Patrick "Paddy" and Mary Catherine "Katie"

(MacDonald) Nolan. A lifelong nurse, Jean graduated from the Halifax Infirmary School of

Nursing in 1952. She worked in Boston before marrying Albert "Boudie" Boudreau in 1957. The

young couple moved to Niagara Falls where Jean raised a family and worked as a nurse.

Returning to New Glasgow in 1972, she worked at the Riverview Residential Home and Edward

Mortimer Place, Pictou. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church,

Stellarton. Jean was a caring and compassionate lady who spent her later years in the company of

her cherished pet cat, Minky. She enjoyed watching TV, talking on the phone, decorating her

home and creating many handworked crafts. She loved all animals and received the most joy

when feeding wild birds and squirrels from her home. Jean leaves behind to mourn her loss,

daughter, Michelle Boudreau, RN, Vancouver, B.C.; sister, Verna (Michael) Santimauro, Fort

Lee, N.J.; nieces, Paddy Lee (Garry Hall), Paula, Maureen, Tracey; grand-niece, Janet and grandnephew,

Gavin, all of Toronto; her sister-in-law, Clare (Karl) Pfeil, Niagara Falls; son, Paul

Boudreau; her friend, Hal, Stellarton; many close friends in the local community and afar. She

was predeceased by her ex-husband, Albert; brothers, Michael, William. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-

9 p.m. Thursday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be

held 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen

officiating. Cremation to follow. Interment of ashes will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made in her memory to Children's Wish Foundation.

OBIT # 2399 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 JUNE 2001

ARCHIBALD, Charles Burton - 66, Truro, passed away June 27, 2001, in Colchester Regional

Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the eldest son of the late Captain Clarence McDougall and

Mamie (Betts) Archibald. He is survived by sons, Charles "Bud Jr." and Bradford, both of

Vancouver, B.C.; daughter, Cathy (Dave) Specht, Barton, Digby Co.; granddaughters, Christa,

Heather, Trisha, all of Barton, Digby Co.; brother, Joel (Clare), Bridgewater; sisters, Mary

Bentley, Middle Sackville; Sharon (Richard) Smith, Brookfield; aunt, Sally Smith, Truro; several

nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at

a later date. No visitation, flowers or funeral by Charles' request. Donations may be made to

Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community

Funeral Home, Truro.

OBIT # 2400 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 JUNE 2001

MacLEAN, Harris Huntley - Age 64, Irish Mountain, Pictou Co., died, Tuesday, June 26, 2001,

in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Scotsburn, he was a son of the late Enoch and

Gladys (Davidson) MacLean. He was a long-time employee of the former Hawker Siddley

Limited and a member of the Local 1231, United Steelworkers Union. He was a member of

Springville Presbyterian Church. He is survived by sons, John (Lynn), Whitehill; Douglas and

David, New Glasgow; grandsons, Matthew and Andrew MacLean; several nieces and nephews;

brothers, Wayne (Charlene), Irish Mountain; Kenneth (June), Bridgeville; Charles (Georgina),


Irish Mountain. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister in infancy. His remains will

rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Springville Presbyterian Church, Springville, Rev.

Don Shepard officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only please.

Donations in his memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre, P.O. Box 3070, Halifax, NS

B3J 3G9.

OBIT # 2401 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 December 2004

GRANT, Russell William - 78, Loch Katrine, Antigonish Co., died December 17, 2004, in St.

Martha's Regional Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Arnold and Jessie Anna

(Cameron) Grant. He worked at Algoma Steel, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., for many years. Surviving

are children, Monica, Kelly and Michael, Ontario; sister, Helen, Ontario; brother, George,

Dartmouth; nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on

December 29, 11 a.m. in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish with Rev. Keith

Smith officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2402 – EVENING NEWS – 29 MARCH 1979

RIVERTON: - Mrs. Margaret Culton died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs.

Douglas Sinnis. Born in Boston 89 years ago, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Harriet

(McInnis) Buchanan. She lived in Stellarton and Riverton most of her life and operated a

millinery store in Stellarton for a number of years. Mrs. Culton was a member of Southern Cross

Rebekah Lodge; Christ Anglican Church. Surviving are four daughters: Charlotte, (Mrs. Eldon

Drysdale), Spryfield; Helen, (Mrs. Jack Sutherland), Halifax; Jean, (Mrs. Douglas MacLeod,

Greenwood); Mabel (Mrs. Douglas Sinnis), Riverton; two sons; Bernhard, New Orleans; Robert,

Stephenville, NF; 20 grandchildren; four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her

husband, James Howard Culton. The remains are resting at the H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,

Stellarton with visiting after 7 o’clock. Funeral arrangements will be announced. Burial will be in

Christ Anglican Church Cemetery. Donations may be made to any charitable organization.

OBIT # 2403 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JUNE 2001

BEHIE, Douglas G.J. "Duke" - 55, Townsend Ave., New Glasgow, died Wednesday, June 27,

2001, at his camp in Brown's Mountain, Antigonish Co. Born in Sheet Harbour, he was a son of

Sara Dora (Rutledge) Behie, Riverton and the late Earl Vincent Behie. He was an employee of

Michelin Tire, Granton and a member of St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New

Glasgow. Duke enjoyed time spent at the camp and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Jane

(Watson); daughters, Karla (Gordon) DeWolfe, Truro; Laura (John) Billington, New Glasgow;

sisters, Helen (Jerome) Bevis, Trenton; Elizabeth (Dougal) Prest, Mooseland; Theresa Spears,

Sheet Harbour; brothers, Basil (Donna), Carl (Jean), all of Sheet Harbour; Ronald (Sharon), Sand

Point; Sydney (Andrea), Mount William; grandchildren, Kristen, Amy, Brett, Robyn; several

nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, James. The family will receive visitors from

2-4 & 7-9 p.m. today, in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 10

a.m. Saturday in St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Father Charles Donovan

officiating. Cremation to follow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to

the Heart And Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or IWK Health Centre Foundation.


OBIT # 2404 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 JUNE 2001

LOGAN, Jean Anne - 73, Lyons Brook, Pictou Co., passed away Friday, June 29, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Butte, Montana, she was a daughter of the late James

and Nora (Couglin) Sullivan. Jean was a registered nurse who received her training at the

University of Seattle in Washington, graduating in 1948. She went on to join the USAF reaching

the rank of 2nd Lieutenant before leaving in 1952. She was a loving mother of seven children and

resided in Lyons Brook for the last 10 years. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Stewart;

children, Stewart Jr., Brunei, Borneo; James, New Glasgow; Mary Anne Mesjerick, London,

Ont.; John David, Victoria, B.C.; Gerald, Toronto, Ont.; Christopher, Victoria, B.C.; seven

grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Michael; brother, James; sisters,

Dorothy Smith and Hazel Sullivan. Cremation will take place, there will be no visitation by

request. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Haliburton Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to The Arthritis Society or any charity. Arrangements

entrusted to McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.

OBIT # 2405 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 JUNE 2001

NOEL, Marilyn Louise - 58, Strathcona Place, Pictou, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of William J. Noel, Pictou and the

late Mary Jean (Bennett). A resident of Pictou all of her life, she was an employee of Maritime

Packers. She enjoyed her nieces and nephews and bingo. She is survived by brother, Wayne,

Pictou; sisters, Charlene Noel, Guysborough; Marie (Rawn) Rankin, Pictou; two nieces and three

nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Gordon. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday in McLaren

Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Monday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church,

Pictou, Rev. Arthur Connell officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to

Canadian Diabetes Association.

OBIT # 2406 – EVENING NEWS – 13 JUNE 1940

STELLARTON; After a years illness, KENNETH McLEOD passed away Tuesday evening at

his residence, Rundle Street, Stellarton,at the age of 72 years. Mr. McLeod was born at Barney's

River in 1868 and was the last of his family. Two brothers, Rev. A. J. McLeod,who for a number

of years was pastor of a church in Truro,and D. P. of Ontario, both passed away last year.He was

amember of Sharon United Church, Stellarton. In 1915 he enlisted with the 4th Battalion and

returned home at the end of the war. He was a very highly respected citizen. He is survived by

two daughters, Christine, teacher in the Stellarton Public Schools. Mary (Mrs.Vic Weir) of

Stellarton; his wife and one son, Nelson.

OBIT # 2407 – UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER – FEB 1991

Citation: MacKay, Mervyn Lewis F/O (J.87078) R.C.A.F. 617 Sqn. D.F.C. London Gazette 20

July, 1945; p.3785 "F/O MacKay has completed a large number of successful sorties as air

bomber, he has taken part in many operational missions against some heavily defended targets in

Germany including Berlin, Stuttgart and Numerburg and in three attacks on the battleship

"Tirpitz". On one sortie to the Kembs Barrage the A/C was badly hit in the bomb aimer's

compartment. In spite of the extensive damage, this officer displayed outstanding skill and

coolness and greatly assisted his pilot to complete the mission successfully. His coolness and

determination have always been an inspiration to his crew." Died 12th February 1991, and buried

at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Alma, Pictou County.


OBIT # 2408 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 JULY 2001

ARCHIBALD (Hattie), Margaret Irma Bell - 83, Cameron Settlement, Guysborough Co., passed

away Sunday, July 1, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Cameron Settlement,

she was a daughter of the late John Dan and Flora (Cameron) Hattie. She was a member of Bethel

Presbyterian Church and a former member of Calvary A.M.S. For three summers she had worked

as a cook for the survey crew of the Department of Lands and Forests where her husband worked

as a crew chief. Before retiring to Cameron Settlement she spent 32 years in Dartmouth where

she was an active member of Grace United Church and later St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

She belonged to Junior Guild at Grace Church and also active in home and school during her

children's school years. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Joseph Fenton Archibald,

Cameron Settlement; son, Lawrence (Karen), Sackville; daughter, Rita Purdy (Ralph), Lake

Echo; son, Howard (Linda), Irish Mountain; sister, Arlington Stetson (Frank) Avon,

Massachusetts; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. She

was predeceased by brother, William H.F. Hattie; sisters, Viola Archibald, Sarah Porter and

Carrie MacLaughlin. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 2-4, 7-9

p.m. Tuesday, July 3, in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where a memorial service

will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Rev. Donald Shephard officiating. Interment will be at a

later date. A reception will follow the service in Springville Church Hall. Family flowers only

please. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Bethel

Presbyterian Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Forever in our

hearts, loving wife, mother and grandmother.

OBIT # 2409 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 JULY 2001

DeLONG, Reginald Douglas - 83, New Germany, Lunenburg Co., died Thursday, June 28, 2001,

at home in New Germany. Born in Farmington, Lunenburg Co., he was the son of the late Emery

and Roxie (Mossman) DeLong. He was a member of Barss Corner United Baptist Church where

he served as superintendent of the Sunday school for 38 years and served as church deacon for

two four year terms. He served with the Canadian Army in Holland, Belgium, France, during the

Second World War. He worked as an insurance agent for about 10 years, drove school buses,

drove buses for Mackenzie Bus Lines, worked at Christmas Trees, ran a fleet of dump trucks for a

time, worked as a farmer and worked later at Wynn's Hardware Store. He was a past member of

the Royal Canadian Legion and also a past member of Lunenburg Christmas Tree Association.

He was involved in politics and was a member of the Conservative Party. He loved playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joy Cynthia Robar; daughters, Sandra Boyd and John,

Middleton; Joan Dixon and Mike, Whitehorse; son; Brian DeLong and Fran, Goose Bay; sister,

Sylvia Ramey, Barss Corner; grandchildren, Scott, Jamie, B.J., Shannon, Shari, Jordan; greatgrandchildren,

Zackary, Simon, Megan, Drew, Logan, Lucas. He was predeceased by his first

wife, the former Glennie Burdette Wentzell. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of

Langille's Funeral Home, New Germany. Funeral service in Barss Corner United Baptist Church,

Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co., 2 p.m. today, Rev. Greg Denton officiating. Burial in Barss Corner

Community Cemetery, Barss Corner, Lunenburg Co. Donations may be made toward the funeral

or Barss Corner United Baptist Church.

OBIT # 2410 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 JULY 2001

HINES, Florence Pearl - 95, Stellarton, Pictou Co., died June 30, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital,

New Glasgow. Born in Sandy Point, Nfld., she later moved with her family to Norris Arm, Nfld.,

she was a daughter of the late James C. and Trephenia (Randall) Beaton. She lived most of her


married life in Stellarton except for a period of 17 years when she lived in Dartmouth. For the

past three years she had been a resident of Glen Haven Manor. Surviving are daughters, Gladys

Ellsworth, Stellarton and Betty (Gordon) Parsonage, Westville; eight grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren;

five great great-grandchildren; sister, Sylvia Menchenton, Nfld.; several nieces

and nephews in Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; son, Donald James

in infancy; sisters,Daise, Lillian and Gladys; brothers, Robert, Alfred, Allan, Harry, Walter and

Albert; son-in-law, Leo Ellsworth. She was a lifetime member of Acadia Sisters 609 L.O.B.A.

receiving her 60 year Jewell, Lady Princess May 53 L.T.B.A., also Crystal Chapter of Eureka.

She was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton and a former member of the

Debra Unit. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visitation

2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Her funeral will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,

Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers

only. Donations may be made to the We Care Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic

Division.

OBIT # 2411 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JULY 2001

MacKAY, Gerald Hatch - 78, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Stellarton, passed

away Monday, July 2, 2001, in the manor. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late James

Palmer and Mary Elizabeth (Hatch) MacKay. He was a resident of Stellarton all his married life

and was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. Gerald was an overseas veteran,

having served during the Second World War. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion,

Branch 28, Stellarton. Gerald was employed with the C.N.R. during his working years. He is

survived by his wife, the former Nora Jean Austin, Glen Haven Manor; son, Ken (Ann Marie)

MacKay, Stellarton; daughters, Audrey (Merle) Gordon, Hopewell; Joyce (Keith) Battist, Lyons

Brook; grandchildren, Cathy Gunn, Mahone Bay; Shelley MacLean, Hinton, Alta.; Todd Gordon,

Vancouver; Jaren Gordon, Cayman Islands; James A. MacKay, New Glasgow; four great

granddaughters; brother, Leo, Riverview, N.B.; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3-

5, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held at

3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks

officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Gerald's

memory may be made to Children's Wish Foundation.

OBIT # 2412 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JULY 2001

McLAUGHLIN, Elsie Mae - 90, 174 Poplar St., Pictou, formerly of Stellarton, died Sunday, July

1, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Goldboro, Guysborough Co., she was a

daughter of the late James Edward and Emma Jane (Edward) Cottie. She had been a resident of

Pictou for the past four years, having previously resided in Stellarton for most of her life where

she was a member of Sharon St. John United Church. Surviving are sons, Joseph, Calgary, Alta.;

Robert, Pictou; daughters, Marion Cyr, Westville; Emily (Ken) Bell, Toronto; 35 grandchildren;

45 great-grandchildren and seven great great-grandchildren; sisters, Marion (David) Nickerson,

Penticton, B.C.; Dorothy (Bud) MacLeod, Little Harbour; Rona MacIntosh, Stellarton; Sylvia

Rankin, Riverton Heights; Janet (Louis) Imlay, Little Harbour; many nieces and nephews. She

was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bernard McLaughlin; son, Bernard; daughter, Dorothy

Cluney; brother, James. Cremation to take place. There will be no visitation at the request of the

family. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,

Stellarton, Pastor Lloyd Steeves officiating. Burial of cremains will take place in Sunnybrae

Cemetery. Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart

and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 2413 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JULY 2001

RANDALL, Joseph Willard - 88, The Oddfellows Home, Pictou, formerly of High Crest Place

and 121 Sanborne St., New Glasgow, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in

Moncton, N.B., he was a son of the late Levi and Elizabeth (MacKee) Randall. He was a retired

automotive distributor, having Ski-Doo dealerships in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ford in

Corner Brook. He was a member of Westmoreland Knights of Pythias No. 3, Western Star

Masonic Lodge No. 50, Westville and New Glasgow City Club. He served with the 21st Field

Ambulance Reserve during the Second World War. He attended Trinity United Church.

Surviving are daughter, Janis Elizabeth Randall Olsen, New Glasgow; son, Thomas Gregory,

Chance Harbour; granddaughters, Joan and Kimberley Olsen; several nieces and nephews. He

was predeceased by his wife, the former Evelyn Muriel Smith; brothers, Jack, Perce, Fred,

Russell, William, Edward, George, Lester and Benjamin. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in

R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday,

Rev. Ron Dempsey (retired United Church) and Major Carson Durdle officiating. Burial in

Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Heart and

Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2414 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 JULY 2001

RHYNO, Garfield Henry "Gar" - 76, Laggan, Pictou Co., died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Upper Barney's River, Pictou Co., he was a son of the

late Andrew B. Rhyno and Ruby (Corkum) Rhyno Hunsley. He had been employed in various

forestry related jobs before retirement and was an adherent of the Presbyterian Church. Gar

served with the Canadian Army during the Second World War. Surviving are his daughters, Lexie

(Fred) Snow, Broadway; April Rhyno, Kenzieville; Katie (Norman) Boucher, Halifax; son, Hugh,

Halifax; sisters, Catherine Van Grunsven, Greely, Ont.; Edna (Russell) Findley, Chelmsford,

Ont.; brothers, Sterling (Doris), Sutherland's River; Leonard (Charlotte), Meiklefield; Edward

(Armand), Chelmsford, Ont.; grandchildren, Andrea Marie Snow, Jacqueline Lee Snow,

Christopher Allen Snow, Laurie Anna Boucher. He was predeceased by his wife, Hughena;

daughter, Iris Marlene; sisters, Mary Murphy, Edythe Lowe, Dorothy Miller; brothers, Oscar,

John, Emerson. The family will receive visitors from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald

Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Dr.

Glen Matheson officiating. Interment in Laggan Cemetery. Donations in his memory to Canadian

Cancer Society. Royal Canadian Legion service 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.

OBIT # 2415 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 JULY 2001

MacNEIL, Donald Bernard "Bernie" - 85, Acadia Avenue, Westville, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001,

in Aberdeen Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late

Cameron and Martha (Johnston) MacNeil. He was a coal miner and later mine electrician, first in

the Drummond Mine and later the McBean Mine until its closure. He then worked at D. Porter &

Son, Stellarton and for a short time at Maritime Steel, New Glasgow. Bernie was a member of St.

Paul United Church where he was an Honourary Elder after serving as an Elder for many years.

He was also a over 50 year member of Maple Leaf Lodge 21 Knights of Pythias. Bernie enjoyed

walking his route every day, rain or shine. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Beatrice H.

(MacLean); daughter, Nina, Westville; son, Roland and his wife Sharon; grandson, Steven,

Fredericton; N.B. He is also survived by his brother, Johnston "Red", New Glasgow; brother-inlaw,

Sterling MacLean, Halifax; close cousin, Winnie Wright, Westville and several nieces and

nephews. Besides his parents, Bernie was predeceased by sister, Doris and brothers, Cammie and


Harry. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral

service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul United Church, Westville, Rev. Scott Hillier

officiating. Interment will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Donations in his memory may be

made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice.

OBIT # 2416 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 JULY 2001

CHIASSON, Pansy Mae - 90, Prince Street, Pictou, passed away Wednesday July 4,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late David

A. and Mary A. (Deveau) Morrison. A member of Stella Maris Church, Pictou, and a lover of

music, swimming, bingo and traveling, Pansy was best known for her love of life, positive

outlook and sense of humor. Always ready for a good story or joke, Pansy will be remembered as

a generous, kind, considerate mother and friend. She is survived by sons, Gregory,

Massachusetts; Leo and Eugene, Pictou; daughters, Rose Barrs, Kamloops; Janice Dill, Yuma,

Ariz.; Erma Rheeder, Pretoria, South Africa; Louise MacLeod, Halifax; 16 grandchildren; several

great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Ray; son, Paul; grandson, Paul MacLeod.

The last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters,

Grace, Eva, Alex, Donald, Hazel, Geoff, Johnny, Ollie, George. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.

today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in

Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Father Arthur Connell officiating. Burial will be in

the parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Paul MacLeod Trust for Spinal

Cord Injury c/o VG Site QEII Foundation, Tower Rd., Halifax.

OBIT # 2417 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 JULY 2001

BEST (Works), June Marie - 68, 122 Rutherford St., Stellarton, passed away Thursday, July 5,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her loving family. Born in New

Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Albert "Abe" and Rose (Jordan) Works. June was a

member of Our lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by sons, Richard

Fredrick "Ricky" (Anne) Best, New Glasgow; John Kevin Best, Dartmouth; daughter, Tracey

Marie (Dan) Fitzpatrick, Stellarton; grandchildren, Dan and Jenna Fitzpatrick; sisters, Theresa

Works, Joan (Robert) Best, Chris DeSalvo, Audrey (Bernard) Coady, all of Stellarton; brother,

Bill (Florence) Works, New Glasgow and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by

her husband, Henry Fredrick Best. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,

Stellarton with visitation Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday

in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Cremation

will follow with burial of cremains in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations

in her memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2418 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 JULY 2001

PACE, Lloyd T. - 84, High Street, Trenton, passed away Friday, July 6, 2001, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Trenton, he was a son of the late Alfred and Lizpeth (Titus)

Pace. He was a retired long-time employee of Hawker Siddeley Ltd. He was a member of St.

Augustine Anglican Church, past president of Steeltown Friendly Group, treasurer of Pictou

County Seniors Festival, former town councilor, member of the former Trenton Athletic

Association, trustee of Hillside cemetery for 30 years. He served three and half years overseas

with the RCAF. Surviving are wife, Loretta (Hiscock); son, Douglas (Michele Stevens), Truro;

granddaughters, Nicole, Kimberlee, Truro; brother, Howard (Mary), Trenton; several nieces and

nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Clara, Halifax; brothers, Robie, Trenton; Ernest, Pictou;

Warnell, Dartmouth. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in R.H.


Porter Funeral Home, Trenton, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, Mr.

Fergie MacKay officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be

made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2419 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 JULY 2001

MORRELL, George Alfred - 63, Bowenville, Ont., formerly of New Glasgow, passed away

September 16, 2000, in Bowenville. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late George H. and

Ola (Salter) Morrell. He lived and attended school in New Glasgow, before moving with his

family to Ontario. He will be sadly missed by brother, Douglas, Ottawa and sister, Carol Elaine

Hulcoop, Waterford, Ont. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends Wednesday,

July 11, from 2-3 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville where a memorial service will be held

at 3 p.m. Interment of ashes will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Donations in his memory

may be made to The Aberdeen Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice.

BIT # 2420 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 JULY 2001

BEST-RATCLIFFE (McGrath), Audrey - It is with great sadness that the Best-Ratcliffe family

announce the passing of Audrey Anita, age 70 years, Sunday, July 8, 2001, peacefully in Ottawa,

surrounded by her loving family. She will be sadly missed by her husband and best friend, Jack

Ratcliffe; son, Derek (Anna), Osgoode; Karla (Jim Brown), Halifax; Julie (Antonio Spadaccini)

and stepchildren, Philip Ratcliffe (Joanne Rheaume), Michelle (Marcus Nassner), Sydney,

Australia. Her grandchildren Andrew, Ryan, Christopher, Tyler, Tony and Alana will treasure

their Nan's memory forever. Loving daughter of the late Seamon McGrath and Mary Conroy,

Wine Harbour. Audrey is survived by sisters, Mildred Nauss, Kathleen Harris, Joyce Morris,

Janet McGrath and Annette Eastwood and sister-in-law, Doris McGrath, all of Halifax; brothers,

Harry McGrath (Honor), Comox, B.C.; Seamon McGrath, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Rufus Cameron,

Halifax. She was predeceased by brothers, Cyril and Karl McGrath. Funeral service will be held

Wednesday, July 11, in Ottawa. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity

of your choice would be appreciated. "Peace be with you, Mom." Arrangements entrusted to

Kelly Funeral Home, Ottawa, Ont. (613-235-6712).

OBIT # 2421 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 JULY 2001

DONELAN, Sarah Jane "Sis" - 89, Autumn Crest Senior's Apartments, New Glasgow, passed

away peacefully Monday, July 9, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Beverley,

Mass., June 18, 1912, she was the only daughter of the late Daniel S.C. and Sarah Jane (Perry)

MacMillan. She was a resident of New Glasgow since 1915. During her working years she was

employed on the housekeeping staff of the old Aberdeen Hospital and later worked at the former

McRae's Tea Room and McCarron's Tea Room as a cook. During the 1960's she was very active

in the Provincial and Federal Constituency Organizations of the N.D.P., attending national

organizational workshops and serving as president of the N.D.P. Women's Provincial

Constituency Organization. She was an adherent of St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow.

She is survived by her sons, Ted (Emily) Donelan, Dartmouth; Pat (Pam) Donelan, Moncton;

much loved grandchildren, Stephen, Chipman, N.B.; Shawna, Fredericton, N.B., Edward,

Fredericton, N.B. and Louisa, Dartmouth; three great-grandchildren and foster sister, Frances

Malcolm, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Donelan Sr.; brothers,

Ira, Martin, Daniel, Jim, Nick, Art and Billy MacMillan. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus

Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be

held 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. George'sAnglican Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Jack Wainwright


officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity

of one's choice.

OBIT # 2422 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 JULY 2001

LEITHEAD, E. Catherine - 94, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of Lyons Brook, died

Monday, July 9, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Scotch Hill, she was a

daughter of the late Henry and Rachel (MacDonald) Leithead. A lifelong resident of Lyons

Brook, she was a member of Lyons Brook United Church and the Ladies Guild. Catherine ran the

post office out of her own home in Lyons Brook and then was employed at the Pictou Shipyard

during the war years until retirement. She loved flowers and was involved in several gardening

groups. She is survived by two nieces and two nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Elizabeth

Fitzpatrick; brother, Bert Leithead and several half-brothers. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m.

Thursday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday in Lyons Brook

United Church, Mary MacDermid officiating. Burial will be in Durham Cemetery. Donations

may be made to Shiretown Nursing Home.

OBIT # 2423 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 JULY 2001

JACKSON, Alice Lillian - 85, Porter's Lane, Westville, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Charles

and Caroline (MacLean) Gratto. She grew up in Trenton and lived most of her married life in

Westville. She was a member of St. Paul United Church and a former member of the Common

Cause Card Club. Surviving are daughters, Katherine "Doll" Betts (Mike), Westville and Pearl

Blackwood (Arthur), Alberta; son, Charles "Buck" (Roberta), Telford; daughter-in-law, Joan

Jackson, Garden of Eden; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived

by brother, Gerald Gratto, New Glasgow and sister-in-law, Bernadette Gratto, Little Harbour. She

was predeceased by her husband, Edward and sons, Vernon and Silas "Deacon". Visitation and

funeral service will be held in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville at times to be announced. Family

flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2424 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 JULY 2001

LIVINGSTONE, Marjorie - Glace Bay, died July 9, 2001, in Glace Bay Healthcare Complex.

Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Annie (Langille) Burgess. Surviving are

son, Leo, with whom she resided; daughter, Beverly Wilson, Orangeville, Ont.; three

grandchildren; brothers, Donald (June), Trevor, both of Kingston; Ernie (Edith), Dartmouth;

sister, Betty (Mel) Robberstead, Ottawa; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased

by her husband, Lloyd; infant son, Frank Charles; sister, Sue MacNeil. No visitation. Cremation

has taken place. Family will meet with friends from 1:30 p.m. until funeral time 2 p.m. today in

St. Mary's Anglican Church, Canon Fev Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's

Cemetery.

OBIT # 2425 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 JULY 2001

STEWART, Maurice I. - 80. On July 10, 2001, our Lord enfolded Maurie in his embrace and

reunited him with his beloved wife, Hazel. Born in Westville, July 21, 1920, Maurie enlisted in

the army in 1939 and was stationed overseas, serving with the 2nd Regiment of the Pictou


Highlanders. He returned to Canada in 1946, a decorated veteran of the Second World War. He

was employed by Trenton Works until 1972, at which time he was forced to retire after a work

related accident. He was a member of the Overseas War Veterans Association and the Royal

Canadian Legion, Branch 35. He lived for many years with his daughter and son-in-law, Heather

and Ron MacLean and granddaughters Cindy, Crystal, Rhonda and Tara. Maurie will also be

missed by daughter, Doreen, Toronto; sons, Archie (Patsy), grandsons, Tony and Pat, Sydney;

Gordon (Carol), grandsons, Tim and Jason, Westville; Robert, Toronto; Roy (Janet),

granddaughters Margaret and Catherine, Eastern Passage; his sister, Muriel Allen, Sydney and

five great-grandchildren. Maurie passed away peacefully at home, after a lengthy battle with

cancer, surrounded by his loved ones. He was predeceased by his wife, Hazel in 1969 and his

mother, Elsie in 1971. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home,

Westville where his funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Glenn Cooper officiating.

Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35 will hold a

service today at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

OBIT # 2426 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 JULY 2001

MacBETH, Robert Fleming "Sandy" - 78, Riverton, Pictou Co., passed away peacefully July 11,

2001, at home. Born in Stellarton, he was the son of the late Neil and Jessie Belle (MacDonald)

MacBeth. He was a veteran of the Second World War having served with the Pictou Highlanders,

the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and as a piper with the North Nova

Scotia Highlanders. He retired from Hawker-Siddeley and was a former partner of Wear Well

Garments. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton, North Nova

Scotia Highlanders Memory Club, Pictou County Branch, the Clan Donald Society and the

Genealogy Society. Robert's passion was his bagpipes. He learned to play the pipes at an early

age and continued to play throughout his life. In addition to being a piper with the North Novies,

he was the first piping instructor of the Balmoral Girls Pipe Band in Stellarton. For many years,

he played the lament at the Remembrance Day Service at the Stellarton Cenotaph and at Pictou

County Remembrance Day Service in Pictou. Robert loved to read and had a keen interest in

genealogy and Gaelic. He is survived by his wife, Tena (Mitchell); sons, Donald (Rene Borden),

Moncton, N.B.; Hugh, Riverton; John (Peggy), Telford; Colin, Riverton; daughters, Anne,

Riverton; Marion (David Halliday), Riverton; Janet (Alan Christison), Moncton, N.B.;

grandchildren, Elisha and Erica Miller, Christene, Maren and Kate Halliday, Thomas and Ella

Christison. He was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen (MacBeth) MacDonald, Pictou. Remains

to rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral

service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard

Crooks officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the V.O.N. or

Northumberland Veteran's Unit Sunroom Fund, Pictou.

OBIT # 2427 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 JULY 2001

WILSON, Edith Essie - 74, River John, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, in Lillian Fraser

Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Medford, Mass., she was a daughter of the late

Hibbert and Lena (Fowler) Forbes. She is survived by her daughters, Anna (Wallace) Sutherland,

Brook Road; Norma (Ronnie) Baillie and son, Andrew (Sharon) Wilson, all from Hedgeville;

sister, Mabel Carroll, Tatamagouche; brother, Eldon Forbes, Truro; eight grandchildren; five

great-grandchildren; companion, James Trainor. She was predeceased by her first husband,

Harold Tattrie; second husband, Chester Wilson; son, Harold Tattrie. The remains are resting in

MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. today in St. George's


Presbyterian Church, River John, Rev. Jeannette Fleischer officiating. Burial in Hamilton

Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2428 – EVENING NEWS – 23 JUNE 1953

The funeral of the late CHARLES McGRATH was held June 15th,at 2:30 p.m.from his residence

at Bunker Hill. Rev. A.E. Kingsbury conducted the service and the choir led in singing "Abide

With Me" and "Rock of Ages". Pall bearers were all brothers-in-law of the deceased, Dave

Sutherland, Eddy McKeigan, John.George, Fred and Steve Wright. The late Mr. McGrath passed

away in Toronto suddently following a heart attack and it was a great shock to his family and

friends. He was born in Stellarton on 22 Nov 1915, son of George and Maggie (Smith) McGrath,

lived all his life in Stellarton and was employed at the Allan Shaft for 18 years, being laid off

when the mine closed. He was of a quiet nature and was well thought of by his fellow workmen.

About three weeka ago he went to Toronto to seek employment and worked for the city, driving a

truck. He was in apparent good health but death came immediately. He is survived by his widow,

the former EMILY WRIGHT, Westville; one daughter SHIRLEY (Mrs.Taylor), Stellarton; his

parents and four brothers; REGGIE, RUFUS, FREDDIE, Stellarton; and GEORGE, Westville;

and three sisters; DOREEN (Mrs.David Sutherland) Merigomish; HAZEL (Mrs.Edward

McKeigan) Stellarton; EVELYN (Mrs.William Davidson) Trenton.Burial was in Christ Church

Cemetery.

OBIT # 2429 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 September 1995

MILLER, Margaret Grant - 79, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Merigomish, died

September 18, 1995, in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Thorburn, she was a daughter of the

late Everett and Narciss (McCoull) Haggart. She was a member of Merigomish United Church

and the United Church Women group. Surviving are daughters, Mary Fraser, Lower Sackville;

Norma McPherson, Halifax; Wanda Young, Moncton, N.B.; Judy Croft, Darlene Stiles, New

Glasgow; sons, Robert, New Glasgow; John, Little Harbour; David, Kenneth, Merigomish;

Donald, Lower Barneys River; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased

by her husband, Clifford Alexander; daughter, Helen; sons, Henry, Everett; sisters, Edith

Sutherland, Mary Carmichael, Alice Oliver, Lena Haggart; brother, Lee. Visitation 7-9 p.m.

tonight, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral

arrangements are incomplete. Burial in St. Paul's Cemetery, Merigomish. Donations to

Merigomish United Church or any charity

OBIT # 2430 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 MARCH 1995

BRAINE, Joseph M. - 84, 2156 North St., Westville, died February 28, 1995, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Charles and Janet (Matheson)

Braine. An avid sportsman, he was well-known for his baseball playing. He was a former member

of Westville Curling Club and one of the original members of the Lyric Male Chorus serving as

their director for several years. He was employed with Hick's Wholesale Ltd. until his retirement.

Surviving are his wife, the former Jean Thompson; son, Charles, Westville; stepsons, John Kerr,

Hazel Glen; Francis Kerr, Burnside; stepdaughters, Eleanor (Mrs. William McKean); Waterville,

Kings Co; Kathryn (Mrs. Douglas Weatherbie), Trenton; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 2-4, 7-9

p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Andrew's

Presbyterian Church, Westville, Rev. Bruce Robertson officiating. Burial in Auburn Cemetery,

Westville. Family flowers only. Donations to I.W.K. Hospital or any charity.


OBIT # 2431 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 JULY 2001

HAYDEN (MacLeod), Mabel Betty - 62, Abercrombie, passed away Friday, July13, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Amherst, she was a devoted daughter of Reg and

Ellen MacLeod, Abercrombie. She was the beloved wife of Tom Hayden; dear mother to Barbara

MacGrath (Richard), New Glasgow; Scott Hayden (Nancy), Westville; loving grandmother to

Mandi Wilson, Maine; stepgrandchildren, Kelly, Shelley and Shawn, Westville. She is also

survived by sister, Barbara Webster (Nolan), New Glasgow; brothers, Reg (Sharon) Sylvester,

Bob (Zena), Abercrombie; Doug (Patricia), Abercrombie; Rodger Linacy; many nieces and

nephews. By request there will be no visitation. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday in First

Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial in Abercrombie

Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to QEII Foundation. Arrangements are

under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

OBIT # 2432 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 28 FEB 1990

Thomas William Esling, 97, 179 Hudson St., Stellarton, died Friday, February 23 1990, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Bristol, England, he was a son of the late John and

Ann (Driscoll) Esling. He was a life-long resident of Stellarton, where he was a member of Christ

Anglican Church; a member of Fuller Lodge 5, IOOF, Stellarton; Keith Masonic Lodge, 23,

AF&AM, Stellarton; a veteran of the First World War; and a retired

employee of the CNR and a member of the UTU. He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Mrs

Clifford Cameron), Stellarton; a son, Thomas Hubert, Riverton; five grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, the former Hazel Sutherland MacDougall; a

granddaughter; two brothers, John, George; a sister, Ellen. Funeral was held Monday, February

26 1990 in Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton, Burial in the

church cemetery.

OBIT # 2433 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 OCT 1998

WRIGHT, Eric Herbert - 48, 52 Maple St., Stellarton, died October 24, 1998, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Eric and Marie

(Langille) Wright. He was a resident of Stellarton for most of his life, with the exception of six

years in Etobicoke, Ont. He worked as an industrial and commercial painter. He was an adherent

of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. Surviving are his common-law wife, Shelley Mercanti;

sons, Eric M. Wright, Stellarton; Matthew Delaney, Vancouver; daughter, Joella (Mrs. Nolan

Reddick), Linacy; two grandchildren; sisters, Jean Rector, Mississauga, Ont.; Patricia Wright,

Eureka; brothers, James, Prince Edward Island; Allan, Orillia, Ont.; Sid, Prince Edward Island.

He was predeceased by sister, Honey; brother, Raymond. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C.

MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in Christ Anglican Church, Rev.

James McCorriston officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial at a later date in Lourdes Parish

Cemetery. Donations to any charity.

OBIT # 2434 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 31 JULY 1990

Hopewell -- Berniece Winnifred Cullen, 80, of Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of this

community, died Tuesday evening in the Villa. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late

Elizah and Bessie Langille. She lived in Hopewell all of her married life, and was a member of

The First Presbyterian Church, Hopewell. She is survived by a daughter, Irma (Mrs. William

Cook), MacLellan's Brook; six sons, Dennis, Foxbrook; John (Jack), Hilden; Theodore,


Westville; David, Six Mile Brook; Allan, Hopewell; and Raymond, White Hill. 21 grandchildren,

10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lewis, Vancouver Island; a sister Margueritta, Valley View

Villa. She was predeceased by her husband, John David; two sons, Robert, and Lawrence in

infancy; two brothers, Harry and Jack; and four sisters, Catherine, Minnie, Alvira and Bessie. Her

remains are resting at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home in Stellarton, with visiting from 2-4

and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, from where the funeral service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Interment in the Foxbrook Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Valley

View Villa or the Canadian Diabetic Association.

OBIT # 2435 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 JULY 2001

MacKAY (Austin), Nora Jean - 82, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Stellarton,

passed away Sunday, July 15, 2001, in the manor. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the

late William Henry and Edith (Baudoux) Austin. She was a resident of Stellarton for all of her life

where she was a member of Sharon St. John United Church. She was a member of the Ladies

Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (UTU). Nora had worked for the former

Woolworth Company Limited, New Glasgow for a number of years and Welcome Wagon for

some time. She had also been a correspondent for a number of years with the Evening News. She

is survived by son, Ken (Ann Marie) MacKay, Stellarton; daughters, Audrey (Merle) Gordon,

Hopewell and Joyce (Keith) Battist, Lyons Brook; grandchildren, Cathy Gunn, Mahone Bay;

Shelley MacLean, Hinton, Alta.; Todd Gordon, Vancouver; Jaren Gordon, Cayman Islands and

James A. MacKay, New Glasgow; four great-granddaughters; several nieces and

nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Hatch MacKay; brothers, Henry, George

and Ralph; sister, Viola. Her remains rested in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with

visitation 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today in Sharon St. John United

Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations in

her memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2436 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 JULY 2001

FALCONER, Elda - 92, Westville, died Monday, July 16, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New

Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Gratto)

MacNeil. She was a member of St. Paul United Church and a life member of the Crystal Fountain

Rebekah Lodge. She lived in the United States for several years before returning to Westville for

her retirement. The last few years, she resided in High Crest Manor and later in Glen Haven

Manor. She is survived locally be nieces, Elda Deagle and Lorraine Muirhead; nephews, Doug

MacNeil, John Henry MacNeil and Edison "Bud" MacNeil. She was predeceased by sister, Carrie

Roberts and brothers, Willard, Henry, Andrew, Thomas, Lawrence, Cecil and George MacNeil.

Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville where her funeral

service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating. Burial will be in Auburn

Cemetery, Westville. The Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge will hold a service today at 6:30 p.m.

in the funeral home. Donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova

Scotia.

OBIT # 2437 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 JULY 2001

HUGHES, Annie Elizabeth - 80, Walkerville, Pictou Co., passed away Sunday, July 15, 2001, in

Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, Annie was the oldest of 17 children

born to the late James and Jessie (Betts) Perry. Annie is loving remembered by her sons, Fred

(Mary) Hughes, Stellarton; David Hughes, Riverton; daughters, Arlene (Robert) Smith, Trenton;


Carole Davidson, New Glasgow; Margaret (Stephen) Cody, Mountville. Annie's pride and joy

were her grandchildren, Christina (James) Munro, Leslie (Kevin) Hughes, Robie Smith, Chad

Smith, Jason (Shelly) Smith, Sherry (Ian) Strickland, Stacey (Dean) Murphy, Shannon Davidson,

Angela Hughes, Fred Hughes, Shara Cody, Sean Cody; her great-grandchildren, Allison,

Samantha, Matthew Munro, Kelilah Hughes, Sierrah Smith, Felicia, Samantha, Ryan Strickland,

Jordan Hughes, Connor, Dawson Murphy. Annie is also survived by three sisters; seven brothers;

several nieces and nephews. Annie was predeceased by her husband and best friend of 51 years,

Fred J. Hughes; a daughter in infancy; son-in-law, Dennis Davidson; great-grandson, Brady;

brother-in-law, Frank Hughes; two sisters; four brothers. She will stay in our hearts forever, each

time we see a flower bloom or hear a bird sing we will remember. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today

in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory's

Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Summer Street Industries.

OBIT # 2438 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 JULY 2001

HENRY (Duggan), Frances Isobel - Glen Margaret, passed away peacefully July 16, 2001,

surrounded by her loved ones. Born in East Dover, she was the daughter of Frances and George

Duggan. After graduating from the Halifax Business College, she worked for many years for the

Workman's Compensation Board and later for the Royal Commission on Broadcasting. She was a

member of St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in Glen Margaret. She was also a member

of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. For over 20 years she volunteered at the IWK Health Centre and was

a member of the Auxiliary, all of which she enjoyed very much. She was also an artist and a

member of the French Village Painters. Surviving are her loving daughters, Leigh (Joel) Bahr,

Wisconsin; Lynn (Wilson Boutilier) Henry, Glen Margaret; Christine (Richard) DeLong,

Hammonds Plains; Cynthia Henry, Glen Margaret; Patricia (Marc) Pontbriand, Tantallon;

precious grandchildren, Brent, Rebecca, Jocelyn and Alex; several nieces and nephews. She was

predeceased by her husband, LCDR Robert Henry and her brother, Paul. Visitation in Ronald A.

Walker Funeral Home, Tantallon will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Funeral will be held

in Sacred Heart Church, Lakeside, Thursday 2 p.m., Archbishop Emeritus James M. Hayes

officiating. Burial to follow in St. Margaret of Scotland Cemetery, Glen Margaret. The family

wishes to give special thanks to the nurses and doctors of the Palliative Care Unit,VG Site, QEII.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the IWK Health Centre or Canadian Cancer Society would be

appreciated.

OBIT # 2439 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 JULY 2001

HORTON, Henry Sarson "Hank" - New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Monday, July 16,

2001, at home, in the company of his family. Born October 15,1922, in Oxford, he was a son of

the late James and Catherine (Sarson) Horton. He was a retired employee of Maritime Tel & Tel

with 42 years of service. He was an avid sports fisherman and Blue Jays fan as well as a member

of the Telephone Pioneers of America. During the Second World War, he served overseas as a

member of the Royal Canadian Signal Corps. He is survived by his devoted wife, Rosalie

(Campbell); daughters, Lee Langille (Vic), Karen Skinner (Bruce), both of New Glasgow; Cathy

LaMothe (Ray), Wenatchee, Wash.; Cindy Horton (Peter), Yellowknife, N.W.T.; Patti Horton,

Ottawa; sons, Ken (Joanne), Dartmouth; Jim (Susan), Ottawa; John (Cynthia), New Glasgow;

brother, Walter, Stellarton; sister, Thelma, Vancouver. He is also survived by loving

grandchildren, Nicole (Nick), Jennifer (Paul), Angela, Mark, Craig, Jason, Megan, Steven, Andy,

Michael, Bradley, Rosalie Jean and Edison; good friend and fishing pal, Claude Langille,

Trenton. He was predeceased by brothers, Delmar, George in infancy; identical twin, Douglas.


Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in R.H.

Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, preceded by visitation for family and friends from 1-3 p.m.

Family flowers only. Donations to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch would be

appreciated. Dad, your quick wit, sound advice and caring ways will be missed by all of us.

OBIT # 2440 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 JULY 2001

HOLMES, Amanda Lauretta - 94, 27 Hayward Court, Truro, passed away July18, 2001, in

Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Cole Harbour, Guysborough Co., she was a

daughter of the late James Elisha and Georgina Harriet (Harrigan) Williams. Her family moved to

Pictou County in her early childhood and she continued to live there until moving to Truro prior

to marriage. For many years, she was an active member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Truro.

She was the dear mother of sons, William (Antoinette), Sydney; James, Dartmouth; daughter,

June (James) Milligan, New Annan; loving Nana to grandchildren, Elisabeth, Patricia Lynne,

James; great-grandchildren, Allisan, John, David, Emily, William, Katherine and Chalene. She

was predeceased by her husband, William Andrew Holmes, Trenton, Pictou Co.; brothers, James,

Bert, Courtney, Charles, Elliott; sisters, Julia Mae, Georgina, Ester and Christina. Cremation has

taken place. A memorial service will be in St. James Presbyterian Church, Truro, Saturday, July

21, at 2 p.m., Rev. Clair MacLeod officiating. Private interment will take place at a later time.

Family members will receive friends following the service in the church hall for a time of

visitation and fellowship. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be

made to St. James Presbyterian Church Roof Fund.

OBIT # 2441 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 JULY 2001

MOSS, Allan Edward - 72, Truro Heights, passed away July 17, 2001, in Colchester Regional

Hospital, Truro. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Albert and Helen (Young) Moss. He

is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Thibedeau; daughters, Sondra (Robert) Day,

Elmsdale; Lana (Michel) Caron, Mississauga, Ont.; son, Allan Wayne (Elizabeth), Moncton,

N.B.; grandsons, Stephen Edward, Allan William, Christopher Robert; sister, Diane (Gordon)

Brown, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by brother, Robert. No visitation by request. Funeral

service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Truro Heights Baptist Church, Rev. Stephen Shaddick

officiating. Burial in Truro Heights Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to

Truro Heights Baptist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral

Home, Truro.

OBIT # 2442 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 JULY 2001

MacGREGOR, Elizabeth Margaret "Betty" - Betty departed from her loved ones on earth to meet

her heavenly Father July 12, 2001, in QEII Health Sciences Centre. She was a daughter of the late

Nan Borden and James G.W. Fraser (formerly of Montreal and New Glasgow). She was a former

member of Westminister Church Choir in New Glasgow, past president of W.M.S., past president

of the Gyrettes of New Glasgow and past honorary president of the Cemetery Trust. She was

predeceased by her husband, Wm.G. MacGregor; stepson, Dr. Peter MacGregor. She is survived

by her half-brother, David C. Fraser, Abbotsford, B.C.; stepdaughter, Carol Lowery, Calgary;

stepson, Gordon MacGregor, Toronto; stepgranddaughters, Susan Lowery, Jane deCaen,

Edmonton, Alta.; Lynn MacGregor Pugsley, Wendy MacGregor Stordy and Andrea MacGregor,

Halifax; stepgrandsons, Dr. William MacGregor, Thunder Bay, Ont.; Robert MacGregor, Halifax;

Robert Lowery, Alberta; several step great-grandchildren and numerous cousins. Visitation 2-4,

7-9 p.m. Friday, July 20, in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday,


July 21, in Westminister Church, Rev. Donald W. MacKay officiating. Burial in Palmerston

Cemetery, Pugwash. Family flowers only. Donations to the Celiac Association of Nova Scotia or

a charity of choice.

OBIT # 2443 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 JULY 2001

DRAKE, Ada Margaret - 87, Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville, formerly of Upper

Dyke, Kings Co., passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in the home. Born October 11, 1913,

in Lorne, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late John Andrew and Jane Ruth (MacRae)

Dunbar. She spent her working career as a hairdresser and in later years as a housewife and

homemaker. She was a proud member of Clann Barraidh (Dunbar). She was a loving and much

loved mother of son, David Drake, Kentville; daughter, Ethel "Dee" (Dan) Savoury, Nicholsville,

Kings Co. She was dear Nana of Deeann (Norm) Batherson, Melissa (Dennis) Vial, Amy

Savoury, Kelly, Marcelle, Justin and Carrie Drake. She was great-grandmother of Drake and Mae

Batherson and Dean Vial. She is also survived by her twin sister, Sadie Kinsman, Evergreen

Home for Special Care, Kentville and brother, Andrew Dunbar, Lorne. She was predeceased by

her husband, Eugene Nevers Drake; sisters, Irene and Ann; brothers, Bill and Donald. Visitation

will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, both in W.C. Hiltz

Funeral Parlour, Kentville, Rev. Robert Billings officiating. Burial will take place in St. Columba

Cemetery, Lorne, at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be

made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2444 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 JULY 2001

McALONEY, Charlotte Muriel - 75, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, died July19, 2001, in the

manor. Born in Chignecto, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Margaret (Glenwright)

McKinnon. Surviving are sons, LeRoy, Pictou; Bernard, Midland, Ont.; four sisters; 11

grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, Leander; son, Larry;

three sisters; three brothers. Cremation has taken place. Memorial mass in St. Thomas Aquinas

Roman Catholic Church, Joggins, 2 p.m. Saturday, Father Gaetan Banyog-enne officiating. No

visitation. Reception following in the parish hall. Family flowers only. Donations to the Canadian

Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.

OBIT # 2445 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 JULY 2001

SUTHERLAND (Gratto), Annie Adell - With sadness, the family announces the death of Annie

Adell, 83, Mountain Road, River John, Thursday, July 19, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital,

Tatamagouche. Born in West Branch, June 27, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and

Elizabeth (McDonell) Gratto. Annie found great joy in her family and great-grandchildren. She

was a member of St. George's Presbyterian Church, River John. She is survived by sons,

Alexander (Sandy), Mountain Road; Wallace (Anna), Brook Road; Carl (Janet), Mountain Road;

daughter, Alice (Blair), Tatamagouche; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers,

Stanley, Mountain Road; Murray, Welsford; sisters, Bernice Thompson, Eileen Langille, both of

River John; Mildred Eaton, Woodstock, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy; sister,

Maude; brothers, Alvin and Edward. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in MacLeod's Funeral Home,

River John. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in St. George's Presbyterian Church,

River John, Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating. Burial in Mountain Road Cemetery. Family

flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to The Arthritis Society.


OBIT # 2446 – HALIFAX HERALD –

HILL, Jennie Marguerite - 93, Collingswood, New Jersey, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at home.

Born in Pleasant Valley, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Jane

(MacKenzie) Ross. Jennie was a graduate of Faulkner Hospital Nursing School in Boston, Mass.

and worked as a registered nurse employed at Cooper Hospital Medical Centre for 20 years

retiring in the early 1980's. She was a 62 year member of Collingswood Presbyterian Church. She

is survived by children, Ross (Marjorie), California; David (Deanie), Arizona; Donald (Grace)

and Elizabeth, Collingswood, N.J.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Lilla

Elliot, Pictou; Mildred Ross, Pictou; Hughena Inglis, Bedford. She was predeceased by her

husband, George D. Hill; granddaughter, Diane Hill; sister, Isabel Campbell. Funeral service will

be held 11 a.m. Monday in McLaren Funeral Chapel, Pictou, Mrs. Jessie Johnson officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Valley. Donations in her memory may be made

to a favorite charity.

OBIT # 2447 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 JULY 2001

RUDOLPH, Earl Joyce - 75, River John, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, in Lillian Fraser

Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche Born on Mountain Road, he was a son of the late John and

Lottie (Gratto) Rudolph. He is survived by his wife, Lenora; sons, John (Rose), New Glasgow;

Garry, Tatamagouche; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Vera;

Geraldine (Arthur) Belong, Toney River; brother-in-law, Victor (Margaret) Dunham, Calgary. He

was predeceased by an infant son, Wayne; brother, Gerald. No visitation by request. Funeral will

be held 3 p.m. Sunday in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John, Rev. Donald Sutherland

officiating. Burial in Cape John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to River John Fire

Department.

OBIT # 2448 – HALIFAX HERALD – February 1997

BROWN, John Laurence - 87, Little Harbour Road, died February 26, 1997, in Aberdeen

Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., he was a son of the late Leslie E.

and Ethel (Rosengren) Brown. He was a control room operator for Nova Scotia Power

Corporation. Surviving are his wife, the former Bertha C. Shrider; daughter, Betty (Mrs. Wayne

Blackwood), Stoney Creek, Ont.; son, John D., MacLellans Brook; brother, Donald, Salmon

Arm, B.C.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. No visitation

or funeral by request. Arrangements entrusted to R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow

OBIT # 2449 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MARCH 1997

FRASER, F. Murray - Husband of Anne of Calgary passed away suddenly on March 12 at the

age of 59. Murray is also survived by sons, Scott, Andrew and Hugh; their wives, Vicki, Janine

and Amy; and grandchildren, Samuel and Lauren; as well as parents-in-law, Gordon and Marion

Archibald; great-uncle, Doug Fraser; great-aunt, Jean Fraser, all of Halifax; and brothers-inlaw,

David, George and Bill Archibald; and many cherished relatives. Murray earned his BA at

Dalhousie University, served as its student council president and won the Malcolm Honor Award

in recognition of

his contribution to student life. While at Dal Law School, he won its highest advocacy award

(The Smith Shield). The MacKenzie King Travelling Scholarship and the Newton Rowell

Scholarship took him to the University of London where he received his LLM in 1962. Murray


eturned to Halifax to practise law before teaching law at Queen's and Dalhousie universities. He

became Associate Dean of Law at Dal and in 1973 worked with the Law Reform

Commission of Canada. In 1974, the Fraser family moved to Victoria where he became the

founding Dean of Law at University of Victoria. He served as U.VIC's Vice President

(Academic) from 1983-88 and then moved with Anne to

Calgary where he was appointed President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Calgary. He

received Dal Law School's Weldon Award and the Begbie Award from UVIC, both for unselfish

public service. His community

activities ranged from acting as the director of a YMCA camp to serving as president of the

YMCA in Halifax (the third generation of his family to hold that division); from coaching little

league baseball and supporting his sons' many teams to encouraging an appreciation of the Arts.

In recognition of his leadership in education, Dalhousie, UVIC, and Memorial University of

Newfoundland presented him with honorary doctoral degrees. In the fall of 1996, after he had

stepped down as president, the U of C awarded Murray and Anne honorary doctoral degrees to

recognize their

contributions to education and the community, which they have both demonstrated, across the

country, throughout their lives. During his term as president of the U of C, he was as likely to

appear at a varsity game with Anne as to provide leadership at a meeting on the university's

strategic direction. Through times of turbulance at the U of C, his warmth,

moral authority and tremendous leadership skills carried the university. Since stepping down

from the university, he had been appointed to the corporate boards of Crestar Energy, ING

(International Netherlands Group) and had joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute

of Advanced Research. His joy was found at the family cottage at St. Margarets Bay where the

Fraser clan and many friends have gathered for more than 35 years. A memorial service will be

held 3 p.m. Monday, March 17 in Jack Simpson Gymnasiumm at the University of Calgary. A

memorial service in

Halifax will be announced for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate

donations to the Murray and Anne Fraser Endowment Fund, c/o The Developments Office at the

University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4. His nature can

best be captured in the words of the people he cared about and whose lives he touched (his

students): ``He was a mensch,'' ``He always knew me,'' ``He was at all-hour games,'' ``He was

simply my mentor -always,'' ``What a wonderful smile,''``He listened to us as students,'' ``Murray

took a big risk with me,''

``Murray and Anne were always there for us,'' ``We were marginalized and he gave us a chance

to come into the centre,'' ``He believed in the promise of his country,'' ``It hurts too much talk.''

OBIT # 2450 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 JULY 2001

CROSS, Brenda Jean - 58, Halifax, formerly of New Glasgow and Westville, died Sunday, July

22, 2001, in QEII Heath Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of Jean

(Murrell) Marshall and the late Alex Marshall. Besides her mother, Brenda is survived by her

husband, James Cross; sons, Sheldon Hendsbee (Debby), Darren Hendsbee (Mya), Kenny

Hendsbee (Jean), Tommy Hendsbee (Rhonda), all of Ontario; seven grandchildren. Brenda is also

survived by sisters, Barbara Fraser (Charles), Verna Baddow (James), Ramona Hardy, all of

Ontario; Enid Teed, Westville; brothers, Garfield Marshall, Oxford; Alex "Abby" Marshall, Deep

Brook; Dennis Marshall, Halifax and Allen Marshall, Ontario. She was predeceased by brothers,

Vernon and Thomas "Buddy" Marshall. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in

Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Rev. Charles J. Donovan, OMI officiating. Cremation will

follow.


OBIT # 2451 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 JULY 2001

MacDONALD, Ronald Howard - 65, 81 Clydesdale Dr. Lower Truro, formerly of Loch Broom,

Pictou Co. passed away July 20, 2001, at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Finlay and

Jessie MacDonald. He was a resident of Truro for the past five years and had previously resided

in Loch Broom since 1967. He had been employed with the Trenton Car Works for a number of

years and was an auto mechanic. Ron was an avid fiddle player. He and his late wife Shirley

entertained for a number of years at dances and special occasions. He was a member of the

United Church. Surviving are son Kevin, Truro; brother, Willard MacDonald, Earltown. He was

predeceased by his wife, the former Shirley Ann MacLennan; sister, Kathleen MacDonald. His

remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday,

where funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Margie Whynot officiating. Burial

will be in Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook. Family flowers only. Donations in Ron's

memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

OBIT # 2452 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 JULY 2001

NOWLAN, Alfred William - 83, 505 Nelson St., New Glasgow, passed away Friday, July 20,

2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was the youngest son of the

late William and Laura (Kirby) Nowlan. He was educated in Westville schools and Pictou

Academy, after which he was employed with Zellers Stores Ltd. He was a veteran of the Second

World War serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. After wartime he moved to New Glasgow

where he was employed with the men's wear store J. Fisher Grants Ltd. for more than 20 years.

When that business was terminated he then joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires,

serving for 10 years with Scott Maritimes and Nova Scotia Power Commission. He retired at 67

years to pursue his many hobbies. He was an avid gardener, a lover of all things beautiful, a wellknown

wood craftsman and an international traveller, but always with a desire to return to his

native land, Pictou County, the place of his birth. A writer of some note, having published two

books of genealogical value, "The Nowlans of Guysborough County" and "The Kirbys of

England". He was a member of First United Church, Trenton. He is survived by his wife, Frances

(Smith); son, Kirby (Deborah), Dartmouth; grandson, Evan. He was predeceased by sisters,

Gladys, Blanche (Mrs. Alfred Allbon) (Springhill); brothers, Leith, Dave (Westville) and Lloyd

(New Glasgow). His remains are resting in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where

funeral service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. today, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial

will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville, where his parents and older sister are buried.

OBIT # 2453 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 JULY 2001

ALLAN, Ralph Fergus - 86, River John, passed away July 23, 2001. Born in River John, he was a

son of the late Amos and Janet (MacLeod) Allan. He is survived by his wife, Elsie (MacPherson)

Allan; sons, Robert, Dartmouth; David (Wanda), River John; daughters, Ethel (Bob) MacKenzie,

River John; Karen, Sydney; Linda, Halifax; nephew, James; niece, Debbie. He was predeceased

by his brother, Austin. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25,

followed by a memorial service 2 p.m., both in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John, Rev.

Donald Sutherland officiating. Burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

OBIT # 2454 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 JULY 2001


WESSELL, Nora Edith - 81, 30 Dunrovin Dr., Stewiacke, formerly of Hopewell, Pictou Co.,

passed away July 21, 2001, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Stewiacke, she was a

daughter of the late Ashley and Rose (Richards) Barkhouse. Prior to her retirement, Nora worked

at Simpsons-Sears in Halifax for a number of years. She is survived by daughter, Heather

(Wayne) Gladwin, Dartmouth; son, Danny, Westville; granddaughter, Angella Gladwin,

Dartmouth; brother, Calvin (Karen) Barkhouse, Stewiacke; sister, Alma Osborne, Cow Bay; two

nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her husband, G. Vernon Wessell; grandson,

Andrew Gladwin; a brother and a sister in infancy. A memorial service will be held on Thursday,

July 26, at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Larry

Harrison officiating. Visitation and reception to follow the service. Burial at a later date in

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to

Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT # 2455 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JULY 2001

BEST, Dr. Carrie, OC, LLD, DCL - 97, journalist, activist, passed away peacefully in her sleep

July 24, 2001, at home, Washington Street, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was the

daughter of the late James Prevoe and Gordinia (Ashe) Prevoe. She was the last surviving

member of her immediate family. As a result of her humanitarian work, Dr. Best received

numerous awards and recognitions. She received honorary degrees from St. Francis Xavier

University and The University of Kings College. She was an Officer in the Order of Canada. Dr.

Best was predeceased by her husband, the late Albert T. Best; brothers, Bill and John Prevoe;

daughter-in-law, Doreen Best. She is survived by son, Calbert, Ottawa; daughters, Berma

Marshall, New Glasgow; Sharon Marshall, Halifax; grandchildren, Christene, Vancouver; Jamie,

Ottawa; Stephen, Boston; Kevin, Toronto; great-grandchildren, Nicola and Sarah Best, Ottawa.

Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, in St. Georges Anglican Church, Rev. Bill White

officiating. Interment in Lorne Street Cemetery.

OBIT # 2456 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JULY 2001

LANGILLE, James Alfred - 75, Scotch Hill, Pictou Co., formerly of Tatamagouche, passed away

Monday, July 23, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, just eight days before his 76th birthday. Born in

River John, he was the son of the late Osborne and Lily Langille. A veteran, he served overseas

with the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War. A resident of Ontario for many

years, he ran his own trucking business and had also worked construction on the Welland Canal

Hydro Project. He returned to Nova Scotia, settling in Tatamagouche, where he worked buying