Cumberland County Obituaries

22 October 1999 to 29 February 2000

(in chronological order)

source: The Halifax Herald On-line editions, www.herald.ns.ca

MacALEESE, Robert R - 89, New Prospect, Cumberland Co. died Wednesday, October 20,1999, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in New Prospect, he was a son of the late Daniel and Sabra (Brown) MacAleese. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was a talented musician having played numerous instruments and was well known throughout the community for his friendliness and musical talent. He is survived by his wife, the former Lavinia Fife; daughters, Roberta "Midge" Lucas, and her husband, John, New Prospect; Muriel Goodwin, and her husband, Doug, Southampton; Myrna MacBurnie, and her husband, Trueman, Five Islands; Marion MacAleese, Hammonds Plains; sons, Allison "Bubber", and his wife, Margo, New Prospect; Robert G., Alberta; Michael, Dartmouth; Wilson "Toot", and his wife, Bonnie, Springhill; Hugh-Allan "Ebby", and his wife Jackie, Amherst; Kevin, Lower Sackville; 16 grandchildren; four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mona; son, Wyman; sisters, Cleo, Margaret, Emma, Phyllis, Jean, Grace; brothers, John, Charles, Edward, Hugh, Donald; granddaughters in infancy. Visitation today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, funeral 4 p.m. Saturday in St. George's Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro.

BROWN, Lyorlus Milton - 78, Apartment 21, Meadow Vista Lane, Oxford, Cumberland Co., formerly of Southampton, Cumberland Co., passed away on Saturday, November 20, 1999, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Springhill he was a son of the late Ernest Milton and Sadie Alice (Lepper) Brown. He was a member of the Southampton United Church and anadherent of the Oxford Junction United Church. His life's work was spent as a sawyer in the lumbermill industry. He was a charter member of the Southampton Lodge 54 and a dual member of the Oxford Lodge 26 of the Knights of Pythias and a past Grand Prelate in Grand Lodge, member of El Shebab Santha 21 Lodge, member of the Widows Son 48 Masonic Lodge, and also Cumberland PC party. He enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing, reading and baseball games. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn (Gallagher) Brown; son, Ernest "Sonny" (Sharon), Oxford Jct., Cumberland Co.; daughter, Sharon (Edward) Tattersall, River Hebert, Cumberland Co.; sister, Beryl (William) Atkinson, Amherst; grandchildren, Tim and Julie Brown, Roxanne Tattersall, Jennifer Dunlop; great-grandchildren, Brittany Brown and Kierden Dunlop; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Carl; sisters, Clara Atkinson and Helen Brown. Cremation has taken
place under the direction of the A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where visitation will be held today from 7-9 p.m. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, in Southampton United Church, Rev. Lorraine Lampbert and Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in the Southampton Cemetery.  Family flowers only, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Red Cross, or the United Church would be appreciated.

DICKESON, Walter Field - 60, 27, Croft St., Amherst, formerly of Amherst Shore, died November 19, 1999, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Amherst Shore he was a son of the late Lorris and Vivian (Field) Dickson. He was a retired fisherman and a former employee of Eddy Hardware, Canadian Assemblies and Waldale Ltd., Amherst. He was overseer of the Lorneville United Church Cemetery for many years. He was a member and past chancellor of Chignecto Lodge 11, Knights of Pythias, Amherst; past district deputy, Knights of Pythias, District 4; grand treasurer of Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias of the Maritime Domain; the Elizabeth Temple 6, Pythian Sisters, Amherst; Oxford Lodge 26, Knights of Pythias, and was an active member of the Board of Pythian Castle Ltd. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary MacKay; daughters, Kimberly MacKenzie, Norma O'Brien, Amherst; an aunt; six grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Carloyn Yorke; brother, Harold. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Rev. Charlene Maquire officiating. Burial to follow in the Lorneville United Church Cemetery. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Lorneville
United Church cemetery fund or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst.

CARTER, Ella Mae - 73, Highcrest Nursing Home, formerly of 11 Lorne Street, Springhill, passed away Saturday, November 20, 1999, in the All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Emma (Ralph-Godfrey) Thompson. She was an adherent to the St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, Springhill. She was educated in Springhill Schools and graduated a registered nurse from Moncton City Hospital in 1947. She worked 32 years in All Saints Hospital, Springhill, where the last 15 years as third floor supervisor and retired in 1979 due to ill health. She is survived by her husband, Harold, at home; son, Robert (Sandra), Springhill; brother, John Godfrey, Coquitlam, B.C.; grandchildren, Philip and Stacey Carter, Springhill; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, George, Douglas, Raymond, Harold and Garfield Thompson, Leo, Harold and James Godfrey; sisters, Ethel and Buelah Godfrey. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Roger Moore officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations to Friends of Highcrest Nursing Home or any charity would be appreciated.

 

HARVIE, Bessie R. - 98, Smith Avenue, Parrsboro died, November 20, 1999, at home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Rebecca (Yorke) Alexander. She was a member of Trinity United Church, Parrsboro and a life member of The Salvation Army Home League. Surviving are daughter, Charlotte Henwood, Parrsboro; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley; daughters, Pauline, Hazel; son, Robie; sisters, Lida, Lena; brothers, Wiley, Morton, Lloyd; a grandchild in infancy; a great grandchild in infancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. James Bushell officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Donations to Trinity United Church or any charity.

MacLEOD, Dorothy Janet - 80, Upper Main Street, Parrsboro, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born December 4, 1918 in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late John (Jack) and Janet (Maxwell) Gilbert. She was employed with Eaton's, Halifax for two years, The Tweed Shop for five years and later with Simpson's for 16 years, from where she retired in 1982. She was a avid quilter and seamstress. She was a member of the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Ladies Auxiliary, and a former member of the Rebecca Lodge. She is survived by brothers, Reginald Gilbert and his wife Adel, Springhill; Scott Gilbert and his wife Margie, Halifax; nieces, Janet Sterling, Andrea Yorke, both of Parrsboro; Chris Patterson, Tatamagouche; Beth Spratt, Halifax; Adel Dorothy Gilbert, Detroit; nephews, David Gilbert, Brantford, Ont.; John Gilbert, Sussex; Andy Gilbert, Stephen Gilbert, Kent Gilbert, all of Halifax; Scott Gilbert, Alabama. She was predeceased by brothers, Maxwell, Donald, John in
infancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, in St. George's Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

McATEER, Coreen Catherine - 88, Toronto, Ont., formerly of Amherst, died October 28, 1999, in Toronto, Ont. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late William and Emma (Cormier) Mills. Surviving are daughter, Rose W. Neil, birthname, Helena Lila Walker, Halifax; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gerald Walker; second husband, John McAteer; adopted daughter, Mrs. Joan (Walker) Hevey; brothers, William, Rene, Ernie; sisters, Dolly, Yvonne. Burial has taken place in Minden, Ont.

McCULLY, Emerson F - 99, Ward's Brook, Cumberland Co., died Tuesday, November 30, 1999, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Ward's Brook, he was a son of the late Semore and Maude (Ells) McCully. He was a retired seaman, shipbuilder and lumberman. He is survived by daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins, Parrsboro; daughter-in -law, Laura Smith, Barrie, Ont.; brother, Lorne, Parrsboro; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Newcombe, Parrsboro; Mrs. Carrie Legere, Amherst; Mrs. Marita Hannah, Springhill; Mrs. Ruby Allen, Fox River; granddaughters, Debbie Ellis, Brandon McCully, Erin McCully, Jackie Jenkins; grandsons, Larry McCully; David Jenkins; great granddaughters, Brittany McCully, Leslie Stoneham; great-grandsons, Jimmy Ellis, Clinton Stoneham; several nieces and nephews, including Rev. Jean Simms-Mills, and husband Gerry, Fraserville with whom he lived periodically for several years. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ruby MacGillivary; sisters, Winnie and Gleta; sons, Stewart and Morris; brother, Brenton; grandson, Morris. Visitation today (Thursday) 10 a.m.-12 noon and 2-4 p.m., in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral will be held 4 p.m. today, Rev. James Bushell officiating. Burial in the Port Greville United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

HARTFORD, Irene Margaret - 78, Victoria Manor, Amherst, died December 1, 1999, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Olive (Vienneau) Dupuis. She worked for Kelly's Ambulance and Taxi Service as bookkeeper and dispatcher for several years and the 7-Eleven store in Amherst. She was an avid sports fan especially hockey and baseball. Surviving are daughter, Beverley Owocki, Etobicoke, Ont.; son, Roddy, Keswick, Ont.; sister, Blanche Austin, Amherst; brother, Eugene, Toronto, Ont.; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by grandson, Ian Lusby; brothers, Henry, Archie in infancy; sisters, Sally, Georgie. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Memorial service 11 a.m. Monday, in Nativity of Our Lady Church, Amherst, Rev Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst.

HOEG, C. Earl - 71, Joggins, died December 1, 1999, at home. Born in Joggins, he was a son of the late Lawson and Violet (Vance) Hoeg. He worked as a fabricator and welder for Fawcett Enterprise, Sackville, N.B. He loved entertaining his family with guitar and piano. He also enjoyed watching T.V. Wrestling and playing cards in the evening. He was one of the few who enjoyed reading the news, histories, voracious learning of all kinds. Surviving are daughter, Kathy VanSnick, Joggins; sons, Bruce, Moncton; Wayne, Kevin, Joggins; sisters, Isoabel Miller, River Hebert; Jean Joel, Amherst; Flora Doucet, Amherst; Donna Melanson, River Hebert; 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Bill; sister, Hazel; grandchild, Bruce and his wife Marion. Friends may call at 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, in St. Alban's Anglican Church, River Hebert, Rev. Likely officiating. Interment in River Hebert cemetery. Reception to follow. Donations to River Hebert and Joggins C.P.R. and Fire Departments.

STILES , Silas Ezra - 87, Tyndal Road, passed away Friday, December 3, 1999, in All
Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in East Amherst he was a son of the late Silas and Etta (Smith) Stiles. Following school he worked in different sawmills in Cumberland, Colchester and Westmoreland Counties for 15 years before going to work at Canada Car in Amherst. He then worked on survey crews for the Nova Scotia Department of Highways until his retirement in the early 70's. During this time he also owned and operated a farm until later years. He played hockey for the East Amherst Hurricanes during the 30's and 40's. He is survived by his wife, the former Audrey Tucker; daughters, Joan Carter (Maynard), Amherst; Marjorie Cuvilier (Albert), Lake Echo; June Weeks (Charles), Port Howe; Doreen Seaman (Brian), Lake Killarney; sons, Silas (Myrna), Midgic, N.B.; Percy (Christine), Tyndal Road; brothers, Gerald, Fox Ranch Road; Roland, Whitby, Ont.; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant son, Ronald; sisters, Margaret, Pearl Lewis, Jean Norhtrup, Vivian Robinson, Evelyn Guitard, Eva; brothers, John, Herbert, Edward, Albert, Arnold, Leon. His remains are resting in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst, with visitation from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Rev. Charlene Maguire officiating. Burial in the Amherst Cemetery. No flowers by request, memorial donations may be made to the Highland View Regional Hospital Foundation, All Saints Hospital, Victorian Order of Nurses or the Canadian Cancer Society.

CLARK, Donald Walkingshaw - 64, Gulf Shore, Cumberland Co., died December 8, 1999, at his home. Born in Montreal, he was a son of the late Daniel and Jessie Clark. He was a member and warden of St. George's Anglican Church, Pugwash. He had been a summer resident of the Gulf Shore for the better part of the 50 years and in 1996 he and his wife moved from Montreal to the Gulf Shore to set up permanent residence, after his retirement. He had a wonderful talent for woodworking, perfecting this over many years. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Ellen Elliott. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, in St. George's Anglican Church, Pugwash, Rev. Bruce Ward officiating. Burial at a later date in Robertson Cemetery, Gulf Shore. No flowers by request. Donations to North Cumberland Community Health Foundation or any charity. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash.

TAYLOR, Carman A - 50, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of River Philip, Cumberland Co., died December 7, 1999, in the Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale. Born in Oxford, Cumberland Co., he was the son of Elsie (Dickey) Taylor, River Philip and the late Alton Taylor. He was a graduate of Oxford Regional High School. He worked in Florida for the past several years. Surviving are sisters, Sandra Mitchell, Oxford; Janey McDougall, Lower Sackville; Marla Ross, River Philip. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Bert Collins officiating, both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

THOMPSON, Olive Amelia - 87, Gables Lodge, Amherst, formerly of Oxford, Cumberland Co., died Thursday, December 9, 1999, in the lodge. Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Bertha A. (Crawford) Wood. She was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Oxford, a former member of St. James' Ladies Circle and St. James' A.M.S. In her early years she was active with her husband in the family oil business and farming operation and she was an avid gardener until her health failed. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving is a daughter, Verna M. and husband Douglas A. MacLeod, Oxford; sons, Douglas W. and wife Carole A., Oxford; Charles N. and wife Glenda, Kentville, Kings Co.; Henry I. and wife Deborah, Oxford; grandchildren, Tania, Kent, Erin, Chris, Stephen, Lindsay, Jenna, Coltan Thompson. She was predeceased by her husband, R. Warren Thompson in 1987; brother, Orland Wood; brother-in-law, Chappell T. Thompson. Visitation will be this afternoon and this evening with funeral service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Terrance Trites officiating. Burial in the Oxford Pine Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, the Oxford Pine Grove Cemetery Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice.

MASTROVITO, Hilda Vanessa Pearl - 69, Kimberly Court, Amherst, died December 9, 1999, in Dr. George L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton, N.B. Born November 14, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Ethel (Lindguard) Crossman. She was formerly employed with The Bank of Montreal. She is survived by her husband, John Mastrovito; son, Lindsay Donald Allen Crossman, Orangeville, Ont.; sisters, Elaine Brissette, Kirkland Lake, Ont.; Myrna Southwick, California; two cherished nieces who were like sisters, Lavinna "Viney" DeWitt and Pauline McCully; grandson, Jason; several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Cecil; sisters, LaRena, Muriel MacAloney and Evelyn Perry. No visiting hours or funeral service by request. Interment will be in Cote De Neige Cemetery, Montreal, at a later date. The memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Cadman's Funeral Home, Moncton, are in care of the arrangements.

McLELLAN, W. L. "Bill" - 82, formerly of Dublin Street, died December 8, 1999, in Fairview Villa. Born in Advocate, he was a son of the late Donald and Janet (Ballantyne) McLellan. He was an accountant graduating from Business College, Belleville, Ont. He retired in 1982 from the Department of Social Services as director of audit services. He previously was secretary-treasurer, director and comptroller of Cousins Ltd. He served five years at Army Headquarters and later joined No. 3 Canadian Intelligence Training Corps (militia) retiring in 1963 with the rank of captain. He was an active member and former elder of St. John's United Church, past president of the Waegwoltic Club, treasurer and director of the Preston Area Housing Fund. He was a former member of the Mayflower Curling Club and Truro Horsemen's Club. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Royal Sussex No. 6 and the Scottish Rite, Victoria Lodge of Perfection receiving his 50th year jewel in 1997. He was predeceased by his wife, Olivia (MacKay) of Bedford and a brother, Roy of New Jersey. Surviving are daughters, Janet Smith, Halifax; Marianne Frank, Bedford; Verna Keenan, Mississauga, Ont.; brothers, Gerald, Advocate, Reginald, Victoria, B.C.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Snow's Funeral Home. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, in St. John's United Church, Rev. Dana Feltman officiating. Reception in the church hall. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. John's United Church Memorial Fund.

JOYCE, Demeris M - 88, Hill Crest Manor, Truro, died December 11, 1999, in Hill Crest Manor, Truro. Born in Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Theresa (Cotter) Blenkhorn. She is survived by sons, Claude, Stewiacke; Calvin, Truro; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; three sisters; five brothers. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in Advocate Baptist Church, Advocate Harbour, Rev. Brent Easey officiating. Burial in Advocate Cemetery. Donations to any charity.

ALLBON, Iradell Marcella - 90, Highcrest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed away Sunday, December 12, 1999, in Highcrest. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late John and Marybelle (Langille) Brown. She was a member of the St. Andrews Wesley United Church in Springhill, past member of Unit No. 1 UCW, past member of the church choir and founder and leader of the Springhill Senior Citizens Kazoo Band. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, sewing, crocheting, needle point, flower gardening and her family. She is survived by a daughter, Janice (William) Barrett; grandchildren, Clarie (Richard) Sims; Sharon Barrett and James Barrett; great-grandchildren, Richard and Tanya Sims, all of London, Ont.; several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, James Allbon. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where the funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, Rev. Roger K. Moore officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Donations to the St. Andrews Wesley United Church or charity of choice would be appreciated.

LeBLANC, Doris Katherine - 82, Gables Lodge, Amherst, formerly of Joggins, passed away in the lodge on Monday, December 13, 1999. Born in Purcell's Cove, Halifax Co., she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Marion (White) McLean. She was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church and the CWL. She had taught at River Herbert District High School. She is survived by son, Paul (his wife Marilyn), Lloydminster, Alta.; grandchildren, Denise (her husband Karl) and Jean-Paul and great-grandchildren, Stephen, Lain and Alexis. She was predeceased by her husband, Thaddee; and a granddaughter, Ann. Her remains are resting in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst, with visitation today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. from where parish prayers will be held at 8 p.m. today. Her funeral mass will be held in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church,in Joggins on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date in the Ragged Reef Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church or to the charity of your choice.

LOCKHART, Lois Louise - 69, South Pugwash, died December 15, 1999, in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Pugwash, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ethel (Williams) Sarson. She was a member of the Silver Spray Rebekah Lodge 1, Pugwash and an adherent of the Wesley St. Matthew's United Church, Pugwash. Surviving are her husband, George; daughters, Judy Lockhart, New Glasgow; Betty Blackie, Debert; Sandra Pelham, Debert; sons, Eric, Belmont; Myron, New Glasgow; Brian, South Pugwash; sisters, Doreen Langille, Eva Polley, Pugwash; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Ivan. Funeral service 2 p.m. today, in Wesley St. Matthew's United Church, Pugwash, Rev. Janet Travers officiating. Cremation to follow service. Burial in Wallace Bay Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society, or any charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash.

FRASER, Ella M - 98, Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co., died Wednesday, December 15, 1999, at home. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Catherine (Brennan) Morris. She was a member of the Advocate United Church and was a life member of the U.C.W. She is survived by a daughter, Jean Parker and her husband Jack, Dartmouth; son, Stephen and his wife Sharon, Advocate Harbour; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland; grandson, Richard; a sister, Viola; brothers, Wilson and Everett. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, in the Advocate United Church, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Burial in Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate United Church or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.

CLIFFE, John Henry - 84, 81 McFarlane St., Springhill, died December 16, 1999, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late William and Annie (Phinney) Cliffe. He worked as a photographer for 35 years and as an electronic technician for another 35 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Leah Mary DeBaie; son, Gerald, Springhill; daughters, Dorothy Corkum, Woodstock, Ont.; Linda Forrington, Valley Road, Cumberland Co.; Patricia O'Brien, Brampton, Ont.; Margaret White, Springhill; Carole Anne Cliffe, Rexberg, Idaho; Eleanor Cliffe, Little River; sisters, Willena "Billie" Boran, Marguerite Kempt, Springhill; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, Thomas, James, William, Geordie, Douglas, Owen; sisters, Jennie, Nellie, Joshie, Annie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. No Visitation or services by request. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Donations to any charity.

MacCLEAVE, James R - 85, formerly of Oxford, died Thursday, December 16, 1999, in Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Stewiacke, Colchester Co., he was a son of the late David and Margaret (McLean) MacCleave. He taught school for over 36 years of which 25 years were at Oxford Regional High School, retiring as vice principle. His favorite pastime was making and playing violins. He was a life member of the Maritime Fiddlers' Association. He enjoyed curling, fishing, and gardening. He was a member of the Pioneer Heritage Seniors Club of Oxford; the Wimburn Masonic Lodge, Oxford; past member and Major of the Oxford Cadet Corps. He was presented with the Bicentennial Medal from the Town of Oxford for his work with the Oxford Cadet Corps and as a teacher. He was a member of the Trinity United Church, Oxford. Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Tower; son, James R. and wife Sue Ann, Bridgewater; daughter, Dr. Anne MacCleave, Halifax; granddaughter, Jordan Elizabeth MacCleave, Bridgewater. He was predeceased by daughter, Jennie Elizabeth; brothers, Walter and Howard; sister Jennie. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Visitation will be held today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Masonic Service 7 p.m. this evening both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Trinity United Church, Main St., Oxford, Rev. Lorraine Lambert officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford. Donations may be made to the Above and Beyond Campaign for Highland View Regional Hospital.

PATRIQUIN, George William - 96, Tatamagouche, died December 17, 1999, in Willow Lodge Home For Special Care, Tatamagouche. Born in Leicester, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late David and Margaret (Geddes) Patriquin. He was a woodsman all his life. Survived by daughter, Verna Lowden, Tatamagouche; sons, Kenneth and Vernon, Tatamagouche; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jessie Grant, Truro; brothers, Lambert, Pugwash; Truman, Tatamagouche. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Charlotte Marion Millen; six brothers, Marven, Stanley, Bertram, Charles, Sydney, Walter; sisters, Adeline, Bertha, Olivia. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, in Minnonite Church, Tatamagouche, Rev. Leroy Boese and Rev. Franklin Isaac officiating. Burial in Lockerby Cemetery, Tatamagouche. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to MacLoed's Funeral Home, River John.

GREGORY, Ruth Oakley Hurd - Shelburne, formerly of Munroe Conn., Pugwash, Truro, Oxford, Canso, Halfway River and Hommossa Springs, Fla., died December 17, 1999, at home. Born March 3, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Smith Hurd II and Marion Charlotte (Oakley). She was a member of several service clubs and organizations. Surviving are former husband, Edgar Goodspeed, Ontario; sons, Oakleigh Smith; Pennsylvania; Spencer Goodspeed, Ontario; daughters, Pauline Troxell, California; Elizabeth Taylor, British Columbia; brothers, Benjamin Hurd III, John Hurd, Connecticut; sisters, Lois Hayden, Jeanette Adams, Florida; Marilyn Hurd, Doris Fensky, Connecticut; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands, Samuel Smith, Olian Dyer, Joseph Seraphim, Prescott Gregory. Cremation has taken place, memorial service 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, in Trinity United Church, Shelburne. Additional memorial service in St. Peter's Church, Munroe, Conn. at a later date. Burial in Munroe Centre, Conn. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne

HOLLAND, Stanley David - 75, 5 Fullerton St., Amherst, died December 20, 1999, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. He was a son of the late James and Clara (May) Holland. He had worked throughout the surrounding area as a painter with different contractors for many years, as a mail carrier and a security officer. He was a member of Saint Charles Roman Catholic Church and a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Amherst, Branch 10. Surviving are his wife, the former Anita Cormier; daughters, Helen Lohnes, Enfield; Ann Ward, Courtney, B.C.; Mary Taylor, Sussex, N.B.; sons, Aubrey, Calgary, Alta.; Joe, Frank, Amherst; Stanley Jr., Westville; sisters, Hazel McKenzie, Amherst; Helen Sears, Oakville, Ont.; brothers, James, Winnipeg, Man.; Arthur, Amherst; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. No visitation by request. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, December 30, in St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, Amherst. Burial to follow in St. Charles/Nativity Cemetery. Donations to Highland View Regional Hospital Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.

FINLEY, Blair Ephriam - 85, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash, and formerly of Oxford, Cumberland Co., died December 20, 1999, in the East Cumberland Lodge. Born in Linden, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Albert E. and Amelia H. (Rushton) Finley. As a young man he operated the family farm along with his brother Arthur, Lake Killarney, Cumberland Co. He moved to Hartford, Connecticut in the mid 1950's, where he was employed with G. Fox Department Store for approximately 10 years, until the time of his retirement at which time he moved back to Oxford. He was an avid fisherman, trapper and gardener, with a great love for the outdoors. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Surviving are stepdaughters, Grace, Jean, Elizabeth "Teeny"; stepsons, Wallace "Wally", Lester "Buster", all of USA. Also surviving are nieces, Barbara and husband Douglas Godfrey, Mount Pleasant, Cumberland Co.; Gwendolyn "Gwen" and husband Vernon Beebe, Creston, B.C.; Linda Finley, Malagash; nephews,Colin Finley and wife Myrna, Mount Pleasant, Cumberland Co; Layton Finley and wife Linda, Earle Finley and wife BettyAnne, all of Truemanville, Cumberland Co.; also surviving are a number of
great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Estella M. (Finley) Emmerson Finley; sister, Norma G. Finley; brothers, Arthur, Maynard, Claude. Visitation will be this afternoon and this evening, with funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St. Oxford, Rev. Bert Collins officiating. Burial will take place in Amherst Head Cemetery. Donations may be made to charity of your choice.

LAMB, Alice G - 89, Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., formerly of Diligent River, died December 20, 1999, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Canning, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late John and Edith (Mosher) King. Surviving are daughters, Lois Lamb, Mississauga, Ont.; Vivian Dunphy, Tatamagouche; Christina McKay, Mississauga; sons, Carl, Claude, Bracebridge, Ont.; Floyd, Mississauga; Victor, Truro; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl; daughters, Shirley, one in infancy; sons, Keith, Aubrey, Robert; sisters, Annie, Margaret, Nellie, Edith, Ruby; brothers, William, Harry, John, Benjamin, Norman. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Jeff White officiating. Burial in Diligent River Baptist Cemetery.

RUSHTON, Reverend Vincent Vernon - 79, 1026 Evergreen Avenue, New Minas, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at home. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Warren and Almeda (Embree) Rushton. He graduated from Acadia Divinity College and was ordained in the Billtown Baptist Church in 1943. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Masters of Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Divinity and a Masters of Divinity, a Bachelors Degree in Education, and a Masters of Education, all from Acadia University. He also studied at the Andover Newton Seminary near Boston. He was a senior pastor in the charges of Billtown, Lawrencetown, New Ross, Canning and Bedford. He served in the missionary service in Canada and India for 20 years. He was a founding member of the Atlantic Baptist Fellowship and compiled his own personal archives on Atlantic Baptist activities. He taught school and held the position of guidance counselor at Cornwallis District High School as well as teaching at King's Regional Vocational School and Kodiakanal School, South India. He served as chaplain at Camp Aldershot during the 1960's and Chaplain of the Naval Cadets in Canning. He was a member of St. George's Masonic Lodge, Wolfville, was an avid photographer and loved working with people. He is survived by his wife, the former M. Jean Quigg; son, Robert and wife Barbara, New Minas; sister, Ula Noiles, Newport, Hants Co.; brother, Caleb, Springhill; granddaughters, Christianne and Heather. He was predeceased by sister, Edith and one infant brother. Visitation will be held from 2-4, 7-9 p.m., today, December 21, in W.C. Hiltz Funeral Parlour, Kentville. Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., today, December 22, in the
Wolfville United Baptist Baptist Church, Rev. Das Sydney officiating. Burial in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Baptist Ministries, or the Wolfville United Baptist Church building fund. Donations to the two latter may be made care of the church office.

FORSYTH, Florence M - Halifax, died December 21, 1999, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Westchester, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Emma (MacDonald) Doyle. Surviving are sisters, Betty Petricone, Wayne, N.J.; Elsie Getson, Toronto, Ont.; half-brother, Layton Doyle, Downsview, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Forsyth; sister, Helen Whiting. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service 11 a.m. today, in J.A. Snow Funeral Chapel, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Burial 2:30 p.m. in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester, Cumberland Co. No flowers by request. Donations to any charity.

LOCKHART, Evelyn Ellen - Oxford, formerly of Amherst, died December 22, 1999. Born in O'Leary, P.E.I. she was a daughter of the late Ord and Alice (Sambrook) Sharpe. She and her husband had owned and operated a bakeshop, Lockhart's Grocery and the Big Top Restaurant. She had worked as a nurse at the Highland View Regional Hospital before starting the first licensed nursing home in Cumberland County, Lockhart's Nursing Home. She was a member of Christ Church and the Pythian Sisters. Surviving are daughter, Marion Marchant, Oxford; son, Raymond, Mexico; sister, Marjorie Phillips, O'Leary, P.E.I.; brother, Albert, Ellershire, P.E.I.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald; daughter, Irene McKinnon; infant sons, Albert, John; grandson, Stephen. Funeral 11 a.m. today in Christ Church, Rev. David S. Myles officiating. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Tidnish Bridge. Family flowers only. Donations to L.A. Animal Shalter or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst.

BANKS, Marjorie E - 74, Nappan, died December 24, 1999, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Joggins, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Robson) Fullerton. During the war, she worked at Canada Car, Amherst. She was also employed at Zeller's, Amherst, for over 10 years. Surviving are daughters, Leah Perry, Amherst; Lorna, Mexico; son, Burton, with whom she resided; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald; great-granddaughter, Amber Perry in infancy. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service was held in Amherst Cemetery.

TERRIS, Pearl Alice - 90, High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, formerly of 104 Elm St., Springhill, died December 24, 1999, in the home. Born in Rexton, Kent Co., N.B., she was a daughter of the late James and Bertha (Kinread) Fraser. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Springhill; the Pythian Star Temple 8 Pythian Sisters and the Lady Minto Rebekah Lodge 23.. Surviving are brother, Stewart John Fraser, Springhill; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Percy Terris; son, Russell; sisters, Edith, Laura, Beulah; brother, Lewis. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Service Ltd., Springhill. Graveside committal service 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, Rev. Brent MacDonald officiating. Donations to any charity.

ATKINSON, Erna Maria - 47, Truemanville, occurred Thursday, December 30, 1999, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of Eileen Bursey, Amherst and the late George Bursey. Erna graduated from Victoria General Hospital Nurses Training in 1972 where she received her RN. She first worked at Sackville Memorial Hospital, Sackville, N.B. and was currently employed at Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. She is survived by her husband, George; daughter, Krista Atkinson, Truemanville; sons, Jody, Truemanville; Jason, Amherst; sisters, Gladys Atkinson (Jack), Amherst; Cathy Wilson (Steve), Amherst; granddaughter, Sarah; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Esther. Her remains rested at Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst with visiting on Saturday. Funeral service was held on Sunday, at 2 p.m., from Campbell's Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Charlene Maguire officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in the Truemanville Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the The Lung Association or the charity of your choice.

HAMILTON, William Garrison - 88, Pugwash, formerly of Wallace, Cumberland Co., passed
away December 31, 1999, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Howard Seymour and Annie Florence (Garrison) Hamilton. He was a Mining Engineering graduate of the Nova Scotia Technical College and lived and worked in Montreal, Que. prior to his retirement. Surviving are his sons, Garrison and wife WynMarie, Calgary; David and wife Kathi, Calgary; granddaughters, Elizabeth, Paige and Kimberley, great-grandchildren, Charles and Julie, all of Calgary; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elsie Lester, Truro; brother, Howard. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. Interment will be in the Camp Hill Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche.

McKIM, Raymond Docherty "Doc" - 79, 47 Prince Albert St., Pugwash, died January 1, 2000, in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Wallace Bay, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Robert and Annie (Docherty) McKim. He was a decorated veteran of the Second World War, having signed up for service in December 1942 and served overseas from January 1944-March 1946 with the 129 Airfield-39 Reconnaissance Wing. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 60, Pugwash. Following his wartime service he first worked as an independent trucker and later for McNamara Marine, Ontario finally retiring with McKeil Marine, Ontario where he worked as both a marine engineer and tugboat operator. Surviving are his wife, the former Claire Withrow; one niece; four nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Robert Lawrence, Karl Evan in infancy Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, legion tribute service 7 p.m. tonight, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, all in Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash, Rev. Janet Travers officiating. Burial at a later date in the Wallace Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the North Cumberland Community Health Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 60 or any charity.

SCOTT, Jack Edward - 82, Amherst, died January 1, 2000, in Gables Lodge. Born in Amherst he was a son of the late James and Elsie (Lewis) Scott. He was an employee of En-Heat Ltd. in Amherst for 42 years until his retirement in 1982. He was an adherent of the Salvation Army and a former member of their men's group. Surviving are wife, the former Anna Estabrooks; daughters, Barbara Ann, Amherst; Katherine MacEachern, Bowmanville, Ont.; sons, John, Toronto; James, Edgar, Cecil, all of Amherst; George, Sackville, N.B.; Brian, Marmora, Ont.; brother, Thomas, Toronto; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Cora, Florence, Annie; brother, Gerald; half brother, James Remington; four grandchildren. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Captains Clancy and Lynn Pippy officiating. Burial in Amherst Cemetery in the spring.

 

SMITH, Adelia Emma Handspiker - 73, Pugwash, formerly of Amherst, passed away Saturday evening January 1, 2000, in the East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Westport, she was a daughter of the late Leander and Violet (Hazelton) Handspiker. She was a proofreader at Ronald's Federated in Montreal for 20 years before her retirement. She is survived by sons, Peter (Sharon), Amherst Head; David Emile (Sharon Carroll), Scarborough, Ont.; sisters, Betty (Mrs. Ronald Jackson), Shelburne; Janet (Mrs. Karl Donovan), Ingonish; Vickie (Mrs. Fred Bates), Digby; grandchildren, Mark, Halifax; Vanessa (Mrs. Greg Jones), Amherst; Andrea, Amherst Head. She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Mary Anna Louise; brothers, David and Jackie and her companion, Ray Tremblay. Her remains have been cremated and a family memorial service will be held at Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby at a later date, with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

 

SARSON, Charles Henry - 83, 66 Willow St., Amherst, and formerly of 9 Morris St., Springhill and Pugwash, died on Friday, December 31, 1999, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Linden, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Daniel and Ella (Stewart) Sarson. He was a member of the St. Andrews-Wesley United Church, Springhill, and a member of the Laurie Masonic Lodge 70, AF&AM in Springhill, having received his 50-year jewel in 1994. For a number of years, he owned and operated a convenience store in Springhill and following this, he served as the registrar of deeds for Cumberland County serving in the Amherst office, from where he retired in 1980. He spent his lifetime devoted to his family and to the Masonic Order. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel E Phillips; sons, Douglas (Shelley) Sarson, North Bay, Ont. and Donald (Cathy) Sarson, Amherst; a grandson, Dylan Sarson, Amherst. He was predeceased by sisters, Mrs. Velma Allen and Mrs. Jean Allen and by brothers, Donald Sarson and Gerald Sarson. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. tonight in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. A memorial funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, Rev. Charlene Maguire officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Donations may be made to St. Andrews-Wesley United Church memorial fund, Springhill. A Laurie Masonic Lodge 70, AM&FM memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, January 3, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill.

ADAMS, Joseph Norman - 68, Westchester, Cumberland Co., died January 1, 2000, at his home in Westchester. Born in Westchester, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late Leander and Bertha M. (Wark) Adams. As a young man he was employed in the lumbering industry, he then joined the military in 1954 and served in the military until 1957. Upon returning from the military he was employed as a lumberman until the time of his retirement. He was an adherent of the Westchester Wesleyan Church. Surviving are daughters, Ms. Debbie M. (Adams) Crawford, Stewiacke, Colchester Co.; Miss Gloria H. Adams, Dartmouth. Also surviving are five grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Violet Eagles, Onslow, Colchester Co.; brother, Mr. David Leroy Adams, Westchester. He was predeceased by sons, Norman Shane Adams and Perry Trent Adams; sister, Mrs. Loyis Bradshaw; brother, Mr. Leonard Adams. Visitation will be this afternoon and this evening with funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Lyle Harvey officiating. Burial will take place in the Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the charity of your choice.

 

SMITH, Thelma Evelyn - 85, East Amherst, died January 3, 2000, in Highland View Regional
Hospital, Amherst. Born in Port Elgin, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Richea and Bertha
Fillmore. She was a member of the Shinimicas United Church and an avid supporter and honorary member of the UCW for many years. She had taught Sunday School, Mission Band, Explorers and supported the Red Cross. She had been a cook in many logging camps and had run several boarding houses in Amherst. She had lived in Ontario where she had run a boarding house and worked for Martin's Frozen Foods. Surviving are adopted daughters, Muriel Smith, Shinimicas, Barbara Yach, Shawville, Que.; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Layton in 1997; foster daughters, Beryl Linton, Shirley Kenney; two grandsons; sisters, Pauline Smith, Agnes Linton; brothers, Ernest, Clem, Lloyd, Bruce. Visitation 2- 4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Burial in the Shinimicas United Church Cemetery. Donations to Sunrise Trinity United Church, Highland View Regional Hospital Foundation or Palliative Care or any charity.

SMITH, Lauraine "Chippy" - 49, 2 Princess St., Springhill, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 3, 2000, at her residence. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Shirley (Matthews) MacKinnon. Chippy attended and graduated Springhill High School and St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. Her working career commenced at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax and after her marriage, she lived in Cape Breton before moving back to Springhill, where she and Lorne owned and operated Lorne's Men's Wear and later, The Springhill Candy Kitchen. Since 1989, she worked with social services as a caseworker with The County of Cumberland and acting director for The Town of Springhill; co-ordinator for the SAR's Liaison Committee; and until her retirement due to ill health in 1997, as a caseworker with The Town of Amherst. She served on many committees and volunteered her time most recently being secretary to the executive of the Liberal Party for Cumberland South. She enjoyed her family, her many friends and her cottage at the beach in West Pugwash. She is survived by her beloved children, Tammy, Halifax and Trevor, Springhill; brother and best friend, John "Jock" and wife Faith MacKinnon, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lorne John "The Big Cheese" Smith; maternal grandmother, Laura Keiver and sister-in-law, Beverly (Smith) Cameron. Visitation 3:30-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, from the St. Andrews-Wesley United Church, Springhill, Rev. Roger K. Moore officiating. Following cremation, burial will take place in Rodney Cemetery, Cumberland County. In lieu of flowers, donations to the All Saints Hospital Palliative Care Program or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

TIBBETTS, Francis E. - 64, Smith Avenue, Parrsboro, died January 1, 2000, at home. Born in Jamaica Plains, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude (Foote) Noseworthy. She lived for many years in Hollister, Mass. Surviving are daughter, Marsha, Needham, Mass.; son, Mark, Parrsboro; sister, Mrs. Lillian Johnson, Plymouth, Mass.; two grandchildren She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Donations to any charity.

RECTOR, M. Louise - 90, Gables Lodge, Amherst, died January 3, 2000, in the lodge. Born in Sackville, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Nikolas and Emily (Martin) Landry. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Amherst Branch 10. She had worked at the Amherst Pants Factory during the Second World War. Surviving are daughter, Avalon McGann, Milford, Mass.; sons, Alvery Landry, Cornwall, P.E.I.; Leonard Landry. Memramcook, N.B.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Amos Rector in 1995. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Friday, in Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Spring burial in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer Society or any charity.

 

SWALLOW, Cora A. - 62, Wentworth, Cumberland Co., died Thursday, January 6, 2000, in
Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Bass River, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late Edgar A. and Mary A. (Card) Johnson. She enjoyed making and giving away home made candy at Christmas. She was an avid quilter and knitter. She had a great love of music. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving besides her husband, Curtis are daughters, Eve, Surrey, B.C.; Martha (Ronald) Forest, Parrsboro, Cumberland Co.; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, Frank; and sister, Ethel Davis. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Saturday, 7-9 p.m., in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, Wentworth. Funeral service will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m., in the United Baptist Church, Wentworth, Lic. Richard Hovey officiating. Burial will be in the Baptist Church Cemetery, Wentworth. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, North Shore Health Services Foundation, or charity of choice would be appreciated.

SCHURMAN, Flora - 95, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash formerly of Springhill and Amherst, died January 4, 2000, in the Lodge. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late John Cameron and Eleanor Agetha (Scott) MacLeod. She was an adherent to the St. David's Presbyterian Church, Springhill. Before her marriage she worked four years at Government House, Halifax. She enjoyed growing plants, playing cards, bingo, sewing and crocheting. Surviving are seven nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Colin Schurman; brother, Duncan MacLeod; sisters, Mrs. Jessie Ferguson, Mrs. Ellen "Nellie" Leadbetter, Mrs. Annie "Nin" Langille; five nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Terrance Trites officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.

ALICK, John - 80, 19 Elgin St., Springhill, died Thursday, January 6, 2000, in Highland View
Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Frank and Regina (Deab) Alick. He was a member of the All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill. His working years were spent as a grocery merchant in Springhill. He was a member of the RAOB Lodge 6141. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and his family. He is survived by sons, Frank Bradford (Nancy) Alick, John David (Angela) Alick; daughters, Audrey Purdy, Margo (James) Noiles, all of Springhill; sister, Mrs. Lily (Edward) Michael, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; grandchildren, John Bradford, Derick, Jenna, Nikkia, Crystal, Juliana, Tabatha. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Evelyn Marie Boran; infant sister, Emileen; brother, George. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. No visitation or funeral service by request. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. Donations to any charity would be appreciated.

MITCHELL, Donald Angus - 72, 2 Queen St., Springhill, died January 5, 2000, at his residence. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Allan and Catherine (McKay) Mitchell. He worked many years as a coal miner in Springhill and later with the Town of Springhill. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and his family. He is survived by a daughter, Catherine Mitchell, Amherst; sons, Bruce (Dianne) Mitchell, Hamilton, Ont; Mark (Shelley) Mitchell, Amherst; brother, Charles, Springhill; sister, Mrs. Colleen (Ray) Maddison, Springhill; grandchildren, Jordan Mitchell and Morgan Mitchell; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Doris Patricia Good; an infant son, Terry; sisters, Lillian, Margaret and Reta; brothers, Gerald and Kenneth. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, January 10, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, followed immediately at 3:30 p.m. by a memorial funeral service with Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Donations to Cumberland Mental Health- Cumberland Chapter, PO Box 20024, Amherst, NS, B4H 2X3, or charity of choice would be appreciated.

SMITH, John Drury - 67, Joggins, died January 4, 2000, in the George Dumont Hospital,
Moncton. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Lenos and Elizabeth (Cattenburg) Smith. He served with the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War. He worked as a coal miner locally and later in Ferny, B.C. until his retirement in 1968 due to a mining accident. Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Bourgeois; daughters, Barb O'Brien, Minudie; Marilyn White, River Hebert; Brenda Smith, Moncton, N.B.; sons, Bill, Summerside, P.E.I.; John, Joggins; sister, Doris Dunlop, Maccan; brothers, Roy, Gold River, B.C.; Stan, Halifax; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson, Greg. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, in Furlong's Funeral Home, with prayers 8 p.m. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, in Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial in Saint Denis Cemetery, Minudie in the spring.

 

DRUET, Francis William "Frank" - 91, 114 Cordova St., Amherst, died January 5, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Hawkesbury, Ont., he was a son of the late Achille and Mary (Cantwell) Druet. He worked at Enheat as an inspector during the Second World War. He owned and operated Druet's Radio and TV Repair. He was a member of Nativity Of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Amherst. He played the fiddle for several years for the June Bugs and Golden Echos; also he was a member of the Amateur Radio Club. Surviving are daughters, Joan Fowler, Sheila Sonier, Amherst; sons, Charles, Abbotsford, B.C.; Wayne, Surrey, B.C.; Brian, Halifax; sisters, Ellen "Nellie" O'Shea, Dorothy Bell, Mary Alice Brewer, Miramichi City, N.B.; brother, Cantwell Druet, Miramichi City; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former M. Amelia Savoy; son, Joseph Blair; brothers, Frank, Aubrey, Richard, Joseph, Ed; sisters, Gertrude, Grace, Marie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 3 p.m. Friday, in Nativity Of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial to take place in the spring in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst. Donations to any charity.

 

McINNIS, Audrey Mary - 79, 2 Acadia Street, Amherst, died January 3, 2000, in the Georges Dumont Hospital, Moncton. Born in Summerside, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Genevieve (Doyle) McNally. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church. Among the places she worked were the Lorna Doone, the Colonial Inn and the Lady Amherst. She lived her life for her cooking, poetry and especially her family. Surviving are daughters, Paula Bishop, Amherst; Kay Lynn Furlong, Charlottetown; sons, Shannon, Toronto; Carroll, Brookdale; sisters, Lillian Currie, Burlington, Ont.; Katherine Boulter, Crapaud, P.E.I.; brothers, Jim, Moncton; Myles, Summerside; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard in 1994; sister, Theresa Gaudet; brothers, Dave, John, Dillon, Bill. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday, in Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Spring burial in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery.

PORTER, Eileen Nora - 74, 28 Rogers Avenue, Amherst, died January 4, 2000, in the Gables
Lodge, Amherst. Born in Truemanville, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Hilda
(Trueman) Shipley. In her earlier years she worked at The Two Barkers and Woolworth's in
Amherst. She was a member of Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst. An avid bridge
player she belonged to several local bridge clubs over the years. Surviving are her husband, Gerald; daughters, Sharon Habkirk, Kitchener, Ont.; Dianne Chitty, Amherst; Theresa Batog, Calgary, Alta.; son, Allan, Amherst; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by grandchildren, Gregory , Kimberly. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Rev. Allan Griffin officiating. Burial in Amherst Cemetery in the spring.

 

PETTIGREW, Alfred Richard - 52, Collingwood, Cumberland Co., formerly of Westbrook,
Cumberland Co. and Vanderhoof, B.C., died January 5, 2000, in East Leicester, Cumberland Co. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late H. Alfred and Annie E. (Henwood) Pettigrew. He enjoyed camping, playing darts, and carpentry. In his earlier years, he was employed in the
lumbering industry, having worked in different sawmills. At the time of his passing he was employed as a youth counsellor at Raven Crest Residential Services. He was an adherent of the United Church of Canada. Surviving is his loving wife and best friend, the former Linda M. Field; also, surviving are daughters, Robin and husband Stanley Weaver and their children, Shelby, Tessa, and Gregory, all of Vanderhoof, B.C.; Kelly Pettigrew and her son, D. J., Slave Lake, Alta.; son, Jason Pettigrew, Vanderhoof, B.C.; stepdaughter, Paula Miller, London, Ont.; sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Mawdsley, Mrs. Adelene Terrio and her companion, Mr. Dan Allen, all of Amherst, Cumberland Co.; Pat and husband Ray Berry, Judy and husband Skip Sears, all of Springhill; Mrs. Audrey Hill, Misissauga, Ont.; brothers, Mr. Charles Pettigrew and wife Debbie, Mr. Henry Pettigrew and wife Nancy, all of Amherst; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard and Lois Field; sister-in-law, Doreen Field, all of River Philip, Cumberland Co.; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be this afternoon and this evening, funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday, both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Claudia Keller-Hatt officiating. Burial in Glenville Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter.

TUPPER, Avora I. - 66, Templar Street, Parrsboro, died Friday, January 7, 2000, in South
Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of Beth (MacAloney) Welton, Red Lake, Ont., and the late Clayton Welton. She worked for 25 years at the Parrsboro Co-op and for 20 years with Oxford Frozen Foods. She is survived by her husband, Nathan; daughters, Natalie McCulley, and her companion, Bill Rector, Parrsboro; Sandra O'Quinn, Halifax; sons, Michael, and his wife, Cindy; Doug, and his wife, Sue, all of Parrsboro; sister, June Scarrow, and her husband, William, Red Lake, Ont.; grandchildren, Jonathan, Chris, Andrew, Craig, Shaun, Michael. Visitation 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday in Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial in Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.

WARREN, Allison R. - 71, Queen Street, Parrsboro, died January 6, 2000, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Frank and Maurita (Roberts) Warren. He was a heavy equipment operator and later operated Warren's Burner Service for many years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 45, Parrsboro and the Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Surviving are daughters, Sheila King, Hampton, N.B; Karen Smith, Parrsboro; Bernice Welton, New Prospect; Louise Gilbert, Lakelands; son, Frank, New Prospect; sisters, Marion Warren, Truro; Frances Winters, Brookfield; Elsie Trimm, Truro; brother, Arnold, Bible Hill; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by companion, Kathleen O'Brien; sister, Melba; brother, Cyril. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, funeral 1 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Memorial donations to the IWK-Grace Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.

 

WILMOT, Wallace James "Tod" - 83, Oxford Junction, Cumberland Co., died Saturday, January 8, 2000, in Moncton City Hospital, Moncton, N.B. Born in Maccan, he was a son of the late Charles and Mabel (Loring) Wilmot. He owned and operated a grocery store in Oxford Junction, along with being postmaster, delivering mail on a rural route and transporting mail from the Oxford Junction Post Office to the Oxford Post Office for 31 years. He served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War, working in the administrative offices at Kentville and Belleville, Ont. He worked also with C.P. Rail on the telegraph lines. Surviving are his wife, the former Ella Carter; son, Philip and wife Janet, Amherst; grandchildren, Shannon and Matthew, Amherst; nephew, Loring and wife Bev Wilmot, Oxford; grandnephew, Craig and wife Kim and their daughter Heather, Oxford; grandniece, June and husband Claude Gour, and sons Jonathan and Jason, Dartmouth. He was predeceased by brother, Gerald and sister, Marguerite. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, 7-9 p.m., funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m., both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main St., Oxford, Rev. Lorraine Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.

 

REID, Mildred Mae - 93, Pugwash, died January 9, 2000, in the East Cumberland Lodge,
Pugwash. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Lamont and Bernice (Stevens) Allen. Surviving are sons, Russell, Dennis, Pugwash; sisters, Maude Crowell, Sheet Harbour; Cassie Sarson, Pugwash; brothers, Lamont, Pugwash; Donald, Hamilton, Ont.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman; son, Earl; daughter, Jean in infancy; granddaughter, Rhonda Lee; brothers, Lester, Ralph, Russell, Chandler, William, Percy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m Wednesday, both in Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash, Rev. Janet Travers officiating. Burial in Palmerston Cemetery, Pugwash at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations to East Cumberland Lodge, North Cumberland Community Foundation or any charity.

REID, Marie Ada - 83, Upper Main Street, Parrsboro, died Wednesday, January 11, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Walter E. and Lottie E. (Webster) Wheaton. She will be remembered for her strength of character, her strong love of life and the long lasting friendships she developed over the years. She was very active in her church. She was a lifelong member of the Parrsboro Shore Historical Society for the preservation of the Ottawa House and a member of the Parrsboro Art Guild. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Joan, David and Wendy; brothers, E. William Wheaton; Donald E Wheaton; grandchildren, Janice, Lori, Jill, Matthew, Julie; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David C. Reid. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, in Parrsboro United Church, Rev. James Bushell and Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Shore Historical Society.

EMBREE, William E. "Willy" - Pugwash Road, Oxford, Cumberland Co., died January 13, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Cambridge, Mass, he was a son of the late William E. and Matilda (Black) Embree. He served in the RCAF as a flight engineer with the rank of sergeant. He later worked in the home building industry in Ontario, and then taught carpentry and grade 12 math at the Nova Scotia Community College, Springhill, retiring from that position in 1988. He was a member and past master of Winburn Masonic Lodge, Oxford. Surviving are his wife, the former Muriel A. Rushton; daughter, Patricia Dawn, Halifax; brother, Kilburne, Alliston, Ontario. He was predeceased by brother, Graham; sister, Mary Elizabeth; brother, Gerald; sister, Shirley in infancy.Visitation 6-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Kevin Smith officiating. Masonic service, 7 p.m. this evening, all in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford, at a later date. Donations to the Jean Slade Foundation or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

DeWITT, Lorna O. - 84, Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co., died January 15, 2000, at home. Born on Spencer's Island, Cumberland Co., she was the daughter of the late Herman and Ruby (McCormick) Gray. Surviving are her husband, Oriel; daughters, Doreen Bennett, Dartmouth; Deanna Vernooy, Woodstock, Ont.; son, Richard, Dartmouth; five grandchildren She waspredeceased by sister, Beryl; brother, Marshall. Memorial service 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Donations to any charity.

 

HARRIS, Margaret Adele "Mony" - Died suddenly in her 87th year, in Huntsville, Ont. on the 13 of January, 2000. She was married to W.J. "Jack" Harris, Toronto. Niece of Cyrus S. Eaton, Pugwash, she spent many summers in her home in Pugwash, where with her sister, Billie and her mother, Eva R. Webb, she had been a faithful supporter of her Uncle Cyrus in his endeavors for world peace and was honorary chair of the Pugwash Park Commissioners. She will be fondly remembered by her nine surviving nephews and nieces and their families in Ontario, the United States, Italy and Australia. She will be sadly missed by her great-great-nieces, Julia and Jenny, their mother, Christine, their uncle, Rob and their grandparents, Gianni and Susan Brenciaglia, with whom she had shared so many happy hours in the last year of her life. She will be laid to rest beside her mother and sisters in the Eaton Cemetery, Pugwash Junction at a later date.

 

MATHESON, Mrs. Nina May - 65, Williamsdale, Cumberland Co., died Friday, January 14,
2000, at home. Born in North Greenville, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late H.
Bradford and Anna B. "Annie" (Dykens) Higgins. She was an adherent of the Millvale United
Baptist Church, Millvale. Following her husband's passing, she continued to operate the family farm and blueberry growing operation until the time of her passing. Surviving are son, Colin L.B. Matheson, at home; sisters, Mrs. Isee B. Lloy, Oxford; Margaret H.L. "Margie" and husband Gordon Smith, Pugwash; brothers, W. Bert Higgins and wife Irene, Oxford; Jerry A.B. Higgins, Fort St. John, B.C.; Elmer P.V. Higgins and wife Karen, Dartmouth; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Leroy V. "Roy" Matheson in 1990; brother-in-law, Hance A. Lloy. Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, from Millvale United Baptist Church, Pastor Richard Hovey officiating. Burial will take place in the Millvale United Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

SMITH, Keith M. - 55, West Brook, Cumberland Co. and Moncton died January 16, 2000, in theGeorges L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Hilton and Annie (Black) Smith. Prior to moving to Moncton, he was a farmer, blueberry grower and
lumberman. He was a volunteer with the Metro Food Bank in Moncton, and was a former adherent to the Southampton United Church. He enjoyed fishing. Surviving are sister, Beverly Ferguson, Trenton, Ont.; twin sister, Kathryn Norton, Enfield; brother, Wilson, West Brook; several nieces and nephews. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Donaitons to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or to any charity.

 

MacDOUGALL, Clara L. "Kaye" - 72, Westchester, Cumberland Co., died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Economy Point, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late Alton and Sylvia (Morrison) Currie. She had lived in Westchester since 1953, and during that time owned and operated a general store in Westchester for several years. She was an avid bingo player. Surviving are sons, Scott (Anna), Dartmouth; Dwayne (Rhonda), Milford; daughter, Dahyle (Andreas) Steimmar, Winnipeg; grandson, Jason, at home; sisters, Jean Neil, Truro; Susan Tornrose, Melrose, Mass; Juanita Elliott, Truro; Agnes MacIsaac, River Hebert; Viola Olsen, Parrsboro; Dorothy (Leonard) Rutherford, Bass River; Edna Newcombe, Ottawa; brothers, Laurie, Folly Lake, Colchester Co.; Howard (Eileen), Ontario; grandchildren, Chantal, Taylor, Zachary, Andrew, Ryan, Kyle, Kayla. She was predeceased by her husband, Clair S. in 1988; infant son, Wayne; brothers Frank and Stewart. Visitation will be today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 14067 Wentworth Highway 4. Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m., in the United Baptist Church, Westchester, Pastor Richard Hovey officiating. Burial will be in Eagle Hill Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

COLLINS, Kenneth H. - 86, Wards Brook, Cumberland Co., died January 20, 2000, in Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Allenville, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late John and Edna (Morris) Collins. He was a retired lumberman and carpenter. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Rebecca MacDougall; daughters, Melba Shute, Lower Sackville; Janice Brooks, Thunder Bay, Ont.; sons, Kenneth, Advocate; John, Brookville; brothers, Willis, Spencer's Island; Leonard, Parrsboro; Lorway, Amherst; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Gretchen; brother, Aldon; grandson, Dewayne. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, in Hi-way Pentecostal Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Henry DeVito officiating. Burial in the Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville at a later date. Donation to Bayview Memorial Health Centre Foundation, Advocate Harbour or to any charity.

COOK, Dr. David V. - Kentville, died January 19, 2000. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Gladys (Trenholme) and the late Vaughn Cook. He was a graduate of Gordon Divinity College in Boston, Mass. He received a bachelor of arts degree in 1964 and a masters of religious education in 1969. Recently his educational endeavors lead him to a Doctor of Ministry degree from Acadia Divinity College in 1997. From as early as 1959 he had been involved in pastoral ministry beginning with summer and student pastorates throughout the Maritime Provinces and state of Vermont. It was during his pastorship in Pleasantville, that he married Donna Crouse in October of 1965. His first full time pastorate took him to Highfield St., U.B.C. in Moncton, N.B. as the minister of Christian Education. Subsequent sites of ministry include the Baptist Churches of Brentwood, N.B., Barrington and Salisbury, N.B. In 1985 he assumed the position of Area Minister for UBCAP. He and his family moved to Fredericton as he served as monitor and pastor to more than 100 ministries in Western New Brunswick. His most recent term of service had been as director of Home Missions and Church Planting for UBCAP to which he dedicated tireless hours. Surviving are wife, Donna S. Crouse, Rothesay, N.B.; daughter, Valerie Marshall, Fredericton; sons, Rev. Gordon Cook, Kingston Peninsula; Colin, Bristol, N.B.; one granddaughter. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Kennebecasls United Baptist Church. The body will be transferred to Main Street Baptist Church, Saint John, for visitation 12 p.m. until time of service, 2 p.m. Saturday. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial Monday in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Moncton, N.B. Arrangements under the direction of Castle "Kings Chapel" Funeral Home, Rothesay, N.B.

 

AGNEW, Doris Caroline - 76, River Herbert, died January 14, 2000, in Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Strathcona, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late James and Rhoda (McEachern) Rector. She had worked for Oxford Frozen Food, River Herbert Hot House and was janitor at the River Herbert School. Doris was a member of the St. Alban's Anglican Church, River Herbert. Surviving are her husband, William; daughters, Brenda Agnew-Porter, River Herbert; Irma Lines, Amherst: Patricia Dryden, Moncton, N.B.; sons, William Jr., River Herbert; Donald, Strathcona; Fraser, New Glasgow; Leonard, Chignecto; sisters, Hilda LeBlanc, Strathcona; Myrtle McLellan, River Herbert; brothers, Wallace, Garnet, Strathcona; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Bedford, Kenneth, Hughie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, in St. Alban's Anglican Church River Herbert, Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Burial will be held in the spring in the River Herbert Cemetery. Donations to Arthritis Society or Canadian Cancer Society.

 

BIRD, Avery Arnold - 69, Hants Border, died Sunday, January 23, 2000, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born March 31, 1930, in Great Village, Colchester Co., he was a son of the late Thomas W. Bird and Katherine (Boyne) Bird. Surviving are his wife, the former Annie Laurie Coldwell; son, Thomas H.W. Bird (Corrina), Forest Home, Kings Co.; daughters, Cindy May Bird, China; and Sally Ann (Mrs. Robert Levita), Toronto; grandchildren, Alissa Bird and Myles and Austin Levita; sisters, Evelyn Adams, East Village; Neita Mahoney, East Village; Florence Adams, Great Village; Marion Ross, Truro; Ruth Bezanson, Hillaton. He was predeceased by brothers, Claude, Robert, Douglas; sisters, Greta Rogers, Mildred Ross; a brother and a sister in infancy. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. No flowers by request. Graveside service only, 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, in Lower Horton Cemetery, Rev. Gary Manthorne officiating. A time of fellowship will be held in Avonport United Baptist Church Hall following committal. Donations to Occupational Therapy Department, Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.

 

GRANT, Stanley E. - 85, 6 Smith St., Amherst, passed away at home on Saturday, January 22, 2000, at his home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Cameron and Alberta (Nelson) Grant. Stan loved children and was a co-founder of the Amherst Little League Organization in the early 1950s and volunteered his time to young people's baseball for many years. He was a past master of the Masonic Order, Acacia Lodge 8, Amherst. For his entire working life, Stan was an employee of Maritime Tel & Tel, from where he retired in 1970. He was a loving father and husband and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Bertha Annand; son, Rod (wife Joan), Lower Sackville; sisters, Evelyn Marsman and Doris Wallace, both of Truro; granddaughter, Carole, Moncton; several nieces and nephews. His remains have been cremated. There will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, on Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Charlene Maguire officiating. Spring burial will take place in Amherst Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice.

 

CANNING, Cornelias Josephina Petronilia "Corry" - 75, 22 West Victoria St., Amherst died
January 23, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. She was born in Tilburg, Holland. She was a war bride coming to Canada in 1945. She was an avid bingo player and dancer. She loved playing cards. Surviving are son, Doug Canning, Dorchester, N.B., two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. She predeceased by her husband Kenneth Alton in 1991; son, William "Bill" Kenneth in 1968; four sisters and one brother. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. in Campbell's Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Parish prayers 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home Burial in the spring in the Dorchester Catholic Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

HICKEY, Ethel Jean - 96, formerly of Malagash, Cumberland Co., and Halifax, died January 26, 2000, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in East Wallace, she was a daughter of the late Clara (Waugh) (Patton) Browne and C. Tupper Patton. She was a homemaker and spent most of her life in Malagash. She moved to Halifax in 1968 following the death of her husband where she resided with her son until 1995 at which time she became a resident of East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. She was an adherent to Malagash United Church. She is survived by son, Ronald, Malagash; sister, Dorothy (Mrs. Richard Ouderkirk), Lower Sackville; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Valentine "Vee" Hickey; sisters, Bernice Noble, Bertha MacKenzie; brothers, Anson in infancy, George. Visitation will be held in Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche, today, January 28 from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m., in Malagash United Church, Rev. Joseph Wynne officiating. Burial will be in the South Shore Cemetery in the spring. Donations may be made to The East Cumberland Lodge Garden Project or any charity.

 

ESTABROOKS, Arnold - 90, 22 Eddy St., Amherst, died January 26, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Sackville, N.B., he was a son of the late Edgar and Bessie (Sears) Estabrooks. In his earlier years he operated a trucking business in Amherst. He owned and operated Estabrooks Taxi Service and was manager of Cunningham's Laundromat Service in Amherst. He was a member of the IOGT and the LTBA lodges as well as a member of the Amateur Radio Club. He was a former member of the Amherst Boat Club. Surviving are daughter, Sheila Tower, Amherst; brother, Raymond, Amherst; sisters, Winnie Estabrooks, Jean Hewitt, Hazel Chapman, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his long-time companion, Dorothy Estabrooks; sisters, Grace, Pauline; niece, Phyllis. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Private funeral, Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. Spring burial in Amherst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Woodpoint Baptist Church, New Brunswick, or First Baptist Church, Amherst, through Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst, NS B4H 3B4.

 

NEWTON, Grant W. - 89, Parrsboro and Venice, Fla., died Thursday, January 27, 2000, at home, Parrsboro. Born in Odgensburg, N.Y., he was a son of the late Willis and Agnes (Warr en) Newton. He was a dispatcher with the Newark, New Jersey Fire Department for 25 years. He later was a realtor for 20 years in Morristown, N.J. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 68 years and was a member of the Shrine Banjo Band, Sahib Temple, Sarasota, Florida. He was also a member of the Mad River Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield, Vermont. He is survived by his wife, the former, Lois-jean Fiendel; daughter, Gail, and her husband, Dr. Frederick Roeser, Clarkston, Michi.; sister, Hilda Earle, Montpelier, Vt.; grandsons, Michael, Todd, Fred; great-grandchildren, Michael Fred, Emily, Sarah, Davis; niece, Pauline Tyler, Barre, Vt.; special granddaughter, Samantha. A masonic service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).

 

PASHKOSKI, Stanley - Affectionately known as "Bubba", 72 years, 14 Rodney Branch Road, Leamington, Cumb. Co., passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Alexander and Wadyslawa (Holc) Pashkoski. He was a former coal miner and one of the bare faced rescue miners during the Springhill Mining disasters of 1956 and 1958 as a result he was awarded the Silver Cross Medal of bravery from the Governor General of Canada. Following his years as a miner he moved to Montreal, Que., where he was employed with Texaco Refineries returning to Nova Scotia in 1969 to work at the Heavy Water Plant in Port Hawksbury. He retired to Springhill in 1989 where we worked as a tour guide at the Springhill Miners Museum until June 1998. He was a member of the St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill; 50 year member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus; current President of the Springhill Chapter of the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation; member of the Board of Directors of the GOVRC Springhill; member of SOAR (Springhill Oxford Amherst Regions) Health Board; past president of the Springhill Senior Citizens organization; past member of the Cumberland Regional School Board; past member of the Richmond County School Board; past member of the Louisdale Lions Club; former player and coach of both hockey and baseball teams at various local and provincial levels and former Scout Leader. He was an avid sports fan. He is survived by daughter, Patricia (Reginald)
Harte, Labrador City, Lab.; sons, Michael, Lower Sackville; Jim (Joann), Middle Sackville; Robert, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; grandchildren, Amanda, Neil, Samantha, Billy, Krista, Nicholas, Jarred, Kelsie; special friend, Marilyn Fraser, Springhill; sisters, Mrs. Helen Moore, Montreal, Que.; Mrs. Sophie Davenport, Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Glenda Joan Brown; brother, Brownie. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, Rev. Patrick Cosgrove officiating. Burial in Mapleton Cemetery, Cumb. Co., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada Nova Scotia Branch or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

 

PHINNEY, Evelyn H. - 91, Lower Five Islands, Colchester Co. died January 29, 2000, in
Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was the daughter of the late James William and Ruth Ann (Wood) Eagles. Surviving are daughters, Vera Yorke, Bible Hill; Mildred LeBlanc, Lower Five Islands; Inez Weir, Truro Heights; Audrey MacKenzie, Debert; son, Clinton, Country Harbour; sisters, Elsie Davis, Lower Five Islands; Mildred Yorke, Five Islands; brother, Clarence Eagles, Truro; 40 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Phinney; daughters, Anna Grace, Doris Iva Yorke, one in infancy; son, Eldon; sisters, Blanche, Floretta, Freda, Hazel, Annie, Inez, Edna; brothers, Hilbert, Harold; five grandchildren. Visitation 2-4, 6-8 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Stephen Shaddick and Wayne Yorke, LT officiating. Burial in Five Islands at a later date. Donations to a church of your choice.

TABOR, John Robert "Jack" - 66, 101 McGee Street, Springhill passed away suddenly on Friday January 28, 2000, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Arthur David and Annie Elizabeth (MacPhee) Tabor. Educated in the Springhill school system. An avid sports fan and as a youth he was involved with Boy Scouts. His early years were spent as a coal miner and was one of the bare faced rescue miners during the Springhill mining disasters of 1956 and 1958 as a result the Carnagie Medal was awarded to the Town of Springhill. He worked as a stage hand at CBC Halifax; was a member and Chapel Steward of the St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, Springhill; was the last candidate to run in Cumberland Centre for CCF political party and a Honorary member of the NDP; member and Past Chancellor of the Cumberland Lodge 5 Knights of Pythias; presenter of the Knights of Pythias Scholarship at the Springhill High School and Nova Scotia Community College, Cumberland Campus; organizer of the Davis Day Ceremonies annually; President of the Miners Memorial Club; President organizer of the Mine Workers Pension Club; volunteer worker at weekly Rotary suppers; helped organize and participated in the Springhill West End Day; avid gardener, enjoyed his cottage at Diligent River and enjoyed being with his family but above all he enjoyed being a father to his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Shirley Alma McKay; daughters, Arlene Hazel Stewart and Kelly Michelle (Rob) MacPhee, all of Springhill; grandchildren, Robert (Amy), Tara (Jamie) and Amy Stewart and Shelby MacPhee; brothers, Arthur (Tobe) and George (Ardith), all of Springhill; sisters, Olive (Loyal) Reynolds and Jean (Art) Hunter, all of Springhill; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews He was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Louise in an automobile accident in 1968. Funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m., January 31, in St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, Springhill, Rev. Roger K. Moore officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. Donations to the GOVRC Workshop, Springhill or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated.

 

MURRAY, Angus Wesley - 62, Roslin, Cumberland Co., died Friday, February 4, 2000, in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Roslin, he was a son of the late J. Arthur and Florence (Black) Murray. He was an elder of St. James Presbyterian Church, Oxford and served as clerk of session from 1990, until the time of his passing. He was a member of the Church Board of Managers and a member of the Oxford Area Men's Club. He was self-employed as a building contractor for the last 15 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Myrna Eleanor Dixon; son, Stephen Craig Murray, Halifax; daughter, Cheryl Lynn and husband Michael Hebb, Lower Sackville; grandsons, Alexander and Jeremy Hebb, Lower Sackville; sisters, Erma and husband Carl Rushton, Hazel and husband Ronald Rushton, all of Truro, Colchester Co.; brothers, Douglas Murray and wife Mary Lou, Roslin; Vaughn Murray, Little River, Cumberland Co.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hazen and Mildred Dixon, Oxford. He was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Gladys Weatherby. Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford. Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, in St. James Presbyterian Church, Oxford, Rev. Terrance R. Trites officiating, assisted by Rev. John Fortier and Rev. Mark MacLennan. Burial will take place in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

 

MADORE (Newcombe), Bessie Jane - Passed away suddenly February 2, 2000, in Pugwash.
Born in Leicester, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Violet (Bird) Newcombe. She was an active member of several local organizations and a volunteer canvasser for many charities. Bessie is survived by daughter, Anna Mae (Clair) Ripley, Queenstown, N.B.; son, Jim (Deanna), New Minas; daughters, Marilyn (Jack) Green, Woodstock, Ont.; Judy (George) Sayer, Pembroke, Ont.; sons, Bob (Narda), Pugwash; Fred (Teresa Giovanetti), Dartmouth; Bruce (Jeanne), Yellowknife, NT; Brian (Susan), Middleton; grandchildren, Carol Dechenes, Michael Ripley, Naomie Moreland; Stacy Madore, Judy Jane Michielsen, Jason Green, Robert Timmons, Candace Burtt, Marianne Gabares, Joey Madore, D'Arcy Madore, Sarah Madore, Madeline Madore, Cara Madore, Melissa Madore, Samantha Madore; great-grandchildren, Amber Moreland, Jordan Madore, Chantal Madore, Sara Ripley, Ryan Madore, Thomas Ripley; brothers, Henry Newcombe, Victoria, B.C.; Leonard Newcombe, Amherst; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bessie was predeceased by husband, Wilfred H. Madore (1977); son, W.H. "Sonny" Madore Jr. (1986). At her request, her remains have been donated to medical research at Dalhousie University. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m., today, February 5, in St. John's Presbyterian Church, Pugwash. Family flowers only. Remembrances may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.

 

HACHKOWSKI, Viola Marie - 77, 3863 Eastern Ave., Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., died
February 3, 2000, in the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in North Greville, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (Boutilier) Crossman. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Truro. She enjoyed reading, cooking and housekeeping. Surviving are her husband, Frank M. Hachkowski; brothers, Welesley, Amherst; Leonard, Lower Sackville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Ronald; brothers, Everett, Lesley. Private family funeral held in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Pastor Lloyd Steves officiating. Burial in Baptist Church Cemetery, Port Grenville, Cumberland Co., at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.

 

DUJAY, Rita - 77, Nepean, Ont., formerly of Joggins, died February 2, 2000, in Ottawa Hospital. Born in Joggins, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Daisy (Belliveau) Terrio. Surviving are sons, Ronald, British Columbia; Kenneth, Don, Ottawa; Terry, Turner Valley, Alta.; sisters, Kathleen Mills, Alice LeBlanc, Joggins; brother, Fred, Joggins; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilson; brother, Kenneth. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, prayers 8 p.m. Sunday, both in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday, in Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins, Rev. Gaetan Banyog-enne officiating. Burial in Ragged Reef Cemetery in the spring. Donations to the Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church.

 

LEWIS, Marion Joan - 63, Lower Five Islands, Cumberland Co., died January 30, 2000, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Dorothy (Lewis) Lewis. She was employed for 28 years with Swingline of Canada in Toronto. After returning to Nova Scotia, she worked with Mills Seafood Ltd. for 10 years. Surviving are sisters, Audrey, Lower Five Islands; Ruby Adams, Toronto; brothers, Gerald, Keith, Lower Five Islands; Walter, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Marjorie, Barbara; brothers, Chester, Laurie, Warren. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, both in Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial in the Mapleton Cemetery at a later date. Donations to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.

 

WEATHERBEE, Fred Ross - 65, 15 James St., Amherst, died February 1, 2000, in the Highland View Hospital, Amherst. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Ross and Janie (Waugh) Weatherbee. He had worked for Douglas & Rogers from 1956 to 1997. He was a member of the Immanual United Church and Choir. He was a former member of the Knights of Pythias, Chignecto Lodge 11 and the Amherst Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Weeks; daughter, Vicki McKenzie, Oromocto, N.B.; sons, Stephen, Petawawa, Ont.; Kevin, Wentworth; seven grandchildren. No visitation by request. His remains have been cremated. Private family service will be held. Friends are invited to join the family 2:30 p.m. Saturday, for a reception in Cumberland Memorial Chapel. No flowers by request. Donations can be made at Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst to the Highland View Regional Hospital Foundation or any charity.

 

BLAIR, Janis C. "Jan" - 83, Advocate Harbour, and formerly of New Prospect, died Wednesday, February 2, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst, after a brief illness. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Cunningston Drysdale and Iva (Davis) Black. She was a well known ceramic artist for over 60 years. She owned and operated Hidden Falls and Gift Shop for the past 20 years. She is survived by two daughters, Heather Boddy and her husband, Douglas, Advocate Harbour; Iva Roger de Coverley, Laconia, New Hampshire; sons, Earl Hall and his companion, Linda, Bordentown, N. J.; John Hall and his companion, Connie, Watertown, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson. She was predeceased by a grandson, Lawrence DeVuyst. She has dedicated her body to medical science at Dalhousie University. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation or to a charity of choice.

 

O'HEARON, Frederick - 79, Halifax, passed away February 7, 2000, at home. Born in River Hebert, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late William and Ema (White) O' Hearon. He was employed for over 35 years as an insulator with Gilfords and Scotia Insulators. He was a member of
Insulator Union 116. He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Oickle; sons, Fred and wife Lynn, Herring Cove; Rick and wife Darlene, Williamswood; Kevin and wife Lisa, Dartmouth; daughter, Marg and husband Ken McClean, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jill, Kelly, John, Colin, Lauren and Kevin-Geoffrey. He was predeceased by brothers, William, George, Ray, Gordon and John; sisters, Ethel Spinney, Margaret Elgee, Hattie O' Hearon, Betty Meagle, Elizabeth Gordon. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax. His remains will be transferred to Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, for visitation 12-2 p.m. Wednesday, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Spring burial in River Hebert Cemetery. Family flowers only.

 

TULLY, Melissa C. - Parrsboro, formerly of Halifax, died February 6, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Dollie (Barrie) Conway. She was employed with Smith's Bakery, and later with the City Field Department
for the City of Halifax, retiring with her husband, Max to Parrsboro in 1976. Surviving are brother, Russell; several nieces and nephews; many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Maxim; sister, Evelyn; brothers, Clarence, Harold "Mick". Graveside committal service 2 p.m. Wednesday, in St. Brigid's Catholic Cemetery, Parrsboro, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Donations to the Lodge that Gives, c/o Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Highland
View Regional Hospital Foundation, Amherst. Arrangements entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro.

SIDDALL, Belle Marie - 100, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash, Cumberland Co., and formerly of Oxford, Cumberland Co., died Monday, February 7, 2000, in the lodge. Born in Little River, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Samuel A. and Hulda A. (Thompson) Siddall. She
was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was employed with Factory Mutual Insurance Company, in Boston, Mass., having started on September 26, 1926 and retiring May 1,1964. She returned to Oxford in September of 1965. She was a member of Tremont Temple Baptist Church in Boston having joined in 1933 and she was an adherent of the Oxford United Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Colfax Rebekah Lodge 7, Oxford, having received her 50 year jewel. Surviving are nieces, Elinor and husband Kenneth Rogers and Mrs. Grace Evans, all of Oshawa, Ont.; Barbara and husband Peter Lake, Courtice, Ont.; nephew,
Donald Price, Courtice, Ont.; six great-nieces and three great-nephews; two great great-nieces; four great great-nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Grace E. Siddall and Gene G. Price; two brothers in infancy. Visitation will be Thursday evening, funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, both in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, Rev. Kevin Smith officiating. Burial in the Oxford Pine Grove Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the charity of your choice.

 

DICKSON, Phyllis Marie - 74, Amherst, died February 8, 2000, at home. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Minnie (Gorveatt) Rushton. She worked at Gables Lodge for 15 years. She was a congregant of Immanuel Church, on the board of Church Stewards, a member of Mothers Club and the United Church Women. She was a Pythian Sister. She enjoyed travelling with Clyde. Surviving are her husband, Clyde Arthur Dickson; daughters, Valerie Currier, Riverview, NB.; Judy McLaren, Golden, B.C.; son, Thomas, Sudbury, Ont.; sister, Lois Chell, Pictou,; seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, John; sister, Jewel. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Campbell's Funeral Home 98 Church St., Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, in Immanuel Church, Hickman Street, Amherst, Rev. Danny Compton officiating. Spring burial in Monument Hill Cemetery, Springhill. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Immanuel Church or any charity.

 

COULTER (Battye), Catherine Jessie - 83, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2000, in Halifax. Born in Wallace Bridge, she was a daughter of the late J. Willliam and Jessie (Sutherland) Battye.
Catherine was a graduate of Acadia University and received her nursing degree from John Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland. Surviving are sons, John and wife Terry; grandchildren, Carolyn and Donald, Edmonton; and David and wife Patricia; grandchildren, James and Christine, Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald J. and sisters, Velma Wheaton and Doris Gruber. A memorial service will be held in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., on Saturday, February 12, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

SHANNON, James Edward "Shinny" - 87, Amherst, died February 9, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Ireland, he was a son of the late Patrick and Melvina (Godin) Shannon. He was a Second World War veteran with the North Nova Scotian Highlanders. He was a natural musician who could play any instrument, banjo, piano, fiddle, guitar, accordian. He enjoyed card playing. He was a member of the "Shinny Shannon", "The June-Bugs" and "Golden Echos" musical groups. Surviving are his wife, the former Nellie Gouchie; daughters, Marlene Gould,
Brookdale; Joyce Everill, Amherst; son, Lawrence, Amherst; sisters, Edna Laurette, Amherst; Leah Chorostkie, Amherst; Isabelle Maloney, River Hebert; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Richard, Leon, Father Shannon. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday, in St. Charles Church, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, Amherst, will
hold service 7 p.m. Sunday, parish prayers at 8 p.m. Burial in the spring in St. Charles-Nativity Cemtery, Amherst. Donations to IWK Grace Health Centre, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.

WHITE, Doris - 83, Amherst, died February 9, 2000. Born in Moncton, N.B., January 5, 1917, she was a daughter of the late William and Evelyn Jones. She retired from Zellers Department Store.
Her hobbies were knitting, ceramics and over the years, singing with the Border Belles. Surviving are her husband, Cedric Paul White; daughters, Gloria Chase, Tidnish; Laurie Gorman, New Waterford;
sons, Daniel, Amherst; Bill, Fort McMurray; Colin, Chatham, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren She was predeceased by brother, Ronald Leonard Jones. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, prayers 8 p.m. today, both in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst.
Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, in St. Charles Church, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or
the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

ADSHADE, Donald Llewellyn - 75, Amherst Head, Cumberland Co., formerly of Little River, Cumberland Co., died Saturday, February 12, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Little River, Cumberland Co., he was the son of the late Lloyd C. and Ellen L. "Ella"
(Driscolle) Adshade. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Amherst. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a welder with General Eastern Homes in Amherst for 18 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Evelyn (Sutherland) Gilroy; daughters, Helen and husband Dean Emmerson, Oxford; Brenda Nelson and companion Randy Leighton, Elmsdale, Hants Co.; Diane and husband Douglas Fraser, Victoria, B.C.; Valerie and husband Tom Berry, Little River, Cumberland Co.; son, David Adshade and wife Mary Ann, Kentville;
stepdaughter, Jeannie Gray and companion Derrick Weatherbee, Amherst; stepsons, Larry Gilroy and wife Karin, Lower Sackville; Leigh Gilroy and wife Marney, Salem,Cumberland Co.; Perry Gilroy, Amherst Head; sisters, Jeannette and husband Walter Sellers, Hamilton, Ont.; Bernice and husband Russell Shipley, Brookdale, Cumberland Co.; Mrs. Inez O'Donnell, Amherst Head; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Marjorie W. Mills. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford, President Harold Pettigrew of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Amherst, officiating. Burial will take place in the Leicester Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Highland View Regional Hospital Foundation's Above and Beyond Campaign; the Victorian Order of Nurses or to the charity of your choice.

 

BORON, Stanley - 83, Thompson Road, Oxford, Cumberland Co. died Sunday, February 13, 2000. Born in Joggins, Cumberland Co., he was the son of the late Stanley and Anna (Ambicka) Boron. He was a veteran of the Second World War, (1941- 1945), serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, in Newfoundland, Scotland, England, Burma, and Ceylon. Following his discharge with the rank of Warrant Officer, first class, from the armed services, he owned and operated Oxford Grist Mills, he later became manager of the Oxford Co-op, retiring after 35 years.
He served several terms on the Oxford Town Council; served on the Cumberland District School Board and was past chief of the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department. At the time of his passing he was a member of the Knights of Columbus; life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 36; life member of the Oxford Marksman Club; and a communicant of St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill. Surviving are his wife, the former Anne Hasicek; daughter, Stephanie and husband Joseph Dupuis, Amherst; Marianne Price, Warren, Cumberland County and Shirley Boron, Ashford, Conn.; sons, William, Oxford; Robert and wife Stephanie Thorson, Toronto; grandchildren, Tanya, Natasha, Stephen, Michelle, Sarah, Abigail and Annika; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Matthew; sisters, Mrs. Josephine De'Curtins, Littleton, Col.; Mrs. Helen Weaver, Canterbury, Kent County, England; brother, Henry, Smith Falls, Ont. He was predeceased by brothers, William and John. Visitation will be today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in MacDiarmid's Funeral
Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford. Funeral service will be Tuesday, 10 a. m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Springhill, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in the Spring. A reception will follow the funeral service at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

DOUCET (Nelson), Brenda Elizabeth - 39, Fenwick, passed away peacefully in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst, on Sunday February 13, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Amherst on February 14, 1960 she was a daughter of Owen and Shirley (Ripley) Nelson. Brenda enjoyed and shared her love of crafts with family and friends. She was a member and taught Sunday school at Fenwick United Church and was an active member of the community, always happy to lend a hand. Brenda graduated from Amherst Regional High School in 1978. She went on to study business and accounting. She worked at Save Easy and then spent 12 years at Canadian Tire. She left Canadian Tire to work at B.J.'s One Stop. Brenda's warm personality touched many customers at B.J.'s over the seven years. Brenda was a devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Gary; son, Daniel; her parents; sisters, Wanda (Bernard) LeBlanc, Brookdale; Susan (Ronald) Hawkes, Amherst Head; Kim (Alan) LeBlanc,
Lower Sackville; Winnie (Greg) Davidson, Tidnish Bridge; and her many nieces, nephews and a great niece. Her remains will rest at Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst with visiting hours on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Robert Mack officiating. Burial will be in the Fenwick Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

HARRISON, Muriel Olive - 79, 13 Harrison Ave., Springhill, died Friday, February 11, 2000, in the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, N.B. Born in Brookdale, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late Neil John and Hazel Lorraine (Pettigrew) Curry. She was a member of the
Springhill United Baptist Church as well as the WMS; Pythian Star Temple 8 Pythian Sisters, El Shebab Santha 21 and the Senior Traveler's Group. She enjoyed gardening, reading and especially her family. She is survived by daughters, Janice (Roger) Smith, June (Anthony) Fitzgerald, both of Salt Springs, Cumberland Co.; Marion (Peter) Beshara, Saint John, N.B.; Shirley (Colin) Martin, Springhill; sons, Robert (Carolyn), Washago, Ont.; Allan (Karen) Perry, Lower Sackville; sisters,
June Reed, Springhill; Annie Cormier, Louise Burton, both of Amherst; Marjorie Linthorne, Stellarton; Beverly (Robert) Wood, Campbellford, Ont.; brothers, Raymond, Springhill; Neil Jr., London, Ont.; Donald, Toronto; Douglas, Roslyn; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Robert Harrison; sisters, Grace, Lois, Karen, Elaine, and three infant sisters, Mae, Helen, Hazel; brother, Gerald. Funeral arrangements entrusted to A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, February 14, in Springhill United Baptist Church, Springhill, Rev. Brent MacDonald officiating. Burial in Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made
to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

HENDERSON, Margaret Patricia - 58, 46 Mechanic Street, Springhill, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2000, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton Island, she was a daughter of the late William Leo and MaryAnn (Boutilier) Syms. She was an adherent to The All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill and one of the founding members of the Al-Anon AA Group. She was an avid bingo player and bowler. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and especially her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, John B. Henderson; sons, Richard (Marion), Amherst; Robert, at home; daughter, Margaret Ann "Peggy" (Douglas) Sanders, Claresholm, Alta.; five grandchildren; sisters, Priscilla (Richard) MacPhee, Sydney; Ann Marie Syms, Mira; Mary Jane Syms, Madonna Syms and Sharon Syms, all of New Waterford; brother, Anthony, New Waterford. She was predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Fraser and Mary Finlayson; brothers, Gussie, John,
George and William. Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m., in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Burial in Rodney Cemetery, Cumberland Co., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated

 

FOLEY, Mary E., RN - 91, Oxford, Cumberland Co., died Sunday, February 13, 2000, in North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Daniel M.
"Mack" and Margaret C. (Meehan) Duggan. She was a member of St. Cornelius Roman Catholic Church, Streets Ridge, Cumberland Co. She was the president of St. Cornelius Our Ladies Guild. She graduated as a registered nurse from the Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and nursed at the hospital for 20 years. She then returned to Halifax, where she worked as a nurse in a doctors office. In 1952, she married Mr. Cornelius P. "Con" Foley, and they made their home in Streets
Ridge. Following this they moved to Oxford in 1964. She was a member of the Oxford Pioneer Heritage Club and was actively involved with the Oxford unit of the Canadian Cancer Society. She was a former member of the IODE. Surviving are her husband, Cornelius P. "Con" Foley; sister,
Mrs. Elizabeth Redmond, Halifax; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Mrs. Marie Shaw and Mrs. Katherine Abriel; brothers, Thomas Duggan and John Duggan. Visitation will be this afternoon and this evening, in Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford. Funeral mass will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, in St. Cornelius Roman Catholic Church, Streets Ridge, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Cremation will take place with burial in St.
Cornelius Roman Catholic Church Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice. Following the funeral service a reception will be held in the church.

 

BAKER, Marguerite Netia Joyce - 83, Centennial Villa, Amherst, formerly of Athol, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Advocate, she was a daughter of the late Orin and Gertrude (Morris) Milberry. She had taught
elementary school in Halfway River, Athol, South Athol and West Highlands. She was a member of the Athol United Church, the U.C.W., Pythian Sisters Riverside Temple 38 in Southampton and the Red Cross. She is survived by a son, Ronald (wife Beth), River Hebert; sisters, Hazel Davis, Advocate; Nettie McCulley, Parrsboro; Bertha Hennigar, Kennetcook; Cara Boyd, Drummondville, Que.; grandchildren, Alan, Heather and Sandi; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by her husband, Wylie; son, David; sisters, Elsie O'Brien, Hallie Rogers, Doris Fletcher, Evelyn Mersereau and Gladys Connley; brothers, Garfield, Robie and Eldrige. Her remains are resting in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst, today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Cumberland Memorial Chapel in Amherst on Thursday at 3 p.m., Rev. Danny Compton officiating. Spring burial will take place in the Athol Cemetery. Family flowers only. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice

 

BRYANT, Winifred Carie - 86, Halifax, died February 15, 2000, in the Fairview Villa. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Peverill. She lived most of her early life in the United States and later returned to Nova Scotia, residing in Halifax and Porters Lake. She was a registered nurse and worked at the Children's Hospital in Halifax. Surviving are her sister, United States. She was predeceased by her husband, John Earl Bryant; a sister in infancy. Visitation 12:30 p.m. until funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

 

COPP, Walter Henry - 76, 20 Harding Ave., Amherst, died February 18, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Albert and May (Burgess) Copp. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps during the Second World War. He was a
former employee of the Department of Solicitor General, Dorchester, retiring in 1982 due to ill health after 22 years of service. He was a member of Trinity St. Stephen's United Church, a life member of
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10, Amherst; a past member of Acacia Lodge 8, AM&FM; a past high priest and Very Excellent Companion of Cumberland Chapter 13; past preceptor of Beausejour Lodge 57, Noble Philae Temple; past president of Cumberland Shrine Club. He was past president of Amherst Badminton Club and past member of Amherst Golf and Curling Clubs. For the past 14 years, he and wife Audrey enjoyed their winter home in Lakeland, Fla. Surviving are his wife, the former Audrey Wells; son, John H., Amherst; daughter, Karen Wheaton, Win ipeg, Man.; a grandson; sister, Mary "Molly"; a brother-in-law; an uncle and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sister, Gwendolyn; brother, Alvin. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, legion
service 2 p.m. today, Masonic service 7 p.m. today, all in Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, in Cumberland Memorial Chapel, Amherst, Rev. Allan Griffin officiating. Spring burial in Riverside Cemetery, Tidnish Bridge. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.

BROWN, Melinda Joan - 36, Roslin, died February 19, 2000, in the George L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton. Born in Toronto, Ont., she was a daughter of Christine (Fortune) Weaver, Springhill and the late Lorne Weaver. She was an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Oxford Branch 36 and a former member of the auxiliary. Surviving are her former husband, James; daughters, Jayme, Fredericton; Joylene, at home; son, Lorne, at home; sisters, Lisa Brown, Mount Pleasant; Lorna MacDonald, Oxford; Vanessa Weaver, Kingston, Ont.; brother, Warren, Tatamagouche; several nieces and nephews. No visitation. Donations to the family or any charity would be accepted by Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst.

 

ISENOR, Lloyd Weldon - 93, Amherst, formerly of Wallace, Cumberland Co., died February 22, 2000, in the Centennial Villa, Amherst. Born in Shubenacadie, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Oressa (McKenna) Isenor. He was a resident of Oxford, Cumberland Co. for most of his earlier years. He was a veteran of the second world war where he joined the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in September 1939 at the outbreak of World War II and served in Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe. He was involved in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France and was severely wounded on June 15, 1944. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a member of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Memory Club, a member of the Federal Superannuates National Association, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Scotia Branch 25, Halifax since 1945. He was also a former member of the Oxford Branch Knights of Pythias and the D.O.K.K. In 1946, after his return from the service, he was employed with the Department of Veteran's Affairs at the Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax for 21 years until his retirement, moving to Wallace, where he resided for 30 years until October of 1995. He then moved to Amherst and took up residence in the Centennial Villa. Surviving are sons, M. Kendall "Ken", Wallace and Florida; Darrell G., Trenton, Ont.; sister, Greta MacLachlan, Wenham, Mass; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella "Nell" F. Hatt; grandsons, Kendall, Leonard Isenor; sisters, Emily Thompson, Winnifred Soley, Elda Gatez. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, in Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash, Rev. Edgar Patriquin officiating. Burial at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford. No flowers by request. Donations to any charity.

CAULFIELD, James Matthias "Jim" - 89, Gables Lodge, Amherst, formerly of Southampton, died on Tuesday, February 1, 2000, in the Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late James and Catherine (McGillvary) Caulfield. Jim spent most of his business years in the banking profession and operating a car dealership in Truro, before going to the United States for a period of time. His retirement years were spent in Southampton. He is survived by sister,
Agnes Rice, Halifax; brother, Dan, Truro; several nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Gladys Margaret Ward; son, Ward; brothers, Jack, Walter, Tom and Peter; sisters, Teresa "Tee", Frances "Fran" and Mary. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill. Memorial funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Springhill, Rev. Patrick Cosgrove officiating. Burial will take place in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, at a later date. Donations to any charity would be appreciated.

LOGGIE, Ethel May - 89, Wellington Street, Miramichi (Loggieville), formerly of Amherst, died February 22, 2000, in Miramichi Regional Hospital. Born in Loggieville, May 17, 1911, she was a daughter of the late W. R. Wilson Loggie and Annie M. (Dickson) Loggie. She was a member of Knox United Church, Miramichi, and attended Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst and was a member of the Joy Group of that church. She was a 1935 graduate in music from Mount Allison University, Sackville, and was well known and respected as a musician and music teacher. Until 1945, when she moved to Amherst, she taught piano and school music in Newcastle and piano in Loggieville and Chatham. She was also organist and choir director at St. Andrews Anglican Church and St. James and St. Johns United Church, in Newcastle. In Amherst, she taught school music for 31 years, retiring in 1976. She was also organist and choir director at First Baptist Church, Amherst, for 33 years. She taught piano in Amherst for part of that time. She was a member of the N.S. Registered Music Teachers' Association. Surviving are sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Loggie,
Miramichi; as well as several cousins. She was predeceased by brother, J.D. Loggie and infant sisters, Ruth Jean, Winnifred Roberta. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in Knox United Church. Burial in family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery in the spring. Donations to Amherst YMCA Endowment Fund, Mount Allison Don Cameron Student Loan Fund, or Loggieville Recreation Center.

 

ROSS, William Kent "Bill" - 71, Lakeside Manor, Upper Nappan, died February 26, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Porter) Ross. He served with the Royal Canadian Army and was a former employee of Canada Car, Amherst. He had worked as a carpenter throughout the area for many years and then as a cook at Steamboat's and the Royal Donut Hole. He was a former member of the local branch of the Saint John Ambulance Association. Surviving are his former wife, Dorothy (Downey) Ross, Amherst; daughter, Wendy White, Amherst; sons, Ronnie, Jerry, Amherst; Donnie, Edmonton, Alta.; sisters, Anna MacDonald, Springhill; Maudie Kent, Dartmouth; brothers, Harold Ross, Springhill; Tom Mack, Amherst; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. He was predeceased by his foster parents, Wallace and Marguerite Moir; son, Dale; brothers, Danny, Bob, Ronald. Cremation has taken place. Graveside service to be held at a later date in Truemanville Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society through Furlong's Funeral Home, Amherst.

SPENCE, Nina Lillian - 87, 214 McGee St., Springhill, died February 25, 2000, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late William Abner and Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Moore) Best. She was a member of the All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill. She enjoyed watching television, reading, flowers and her home. Surviving are sisters, Audrey Howat, Virden, Man. and Springhill; Mona Lindsay, Victoria, B.C.; Vera Arseneault, Oakville, Ont.; brother, Raymond Best, Springhill; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Archibald Victor Spence; brothers, Roy, William; sisters, Doris, Lola in infancy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill at a later date. Donations to any charity.

 

WARREN, Laurence Whitney - 59, Lower Maccan Road, died February 27, 2000, in Highland View Regional Hospital, Amherst. Born in York Settlement, he was a son of the late Herman and Evelyn (Dowe) Warren. He worked as a woodsman most of his life and as a coal miner for a few
years. During the past year, he worked for Dowe Concrete Products. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. He was also a horseman. Surviving are his wife, the former Faye Jean Dowe; daughters, Cheryl Leah Barnes, Deborah Ann Warren, Victoria, B.C.; son, Stephen Charles
Warren, at home; brothers, Sydney, James, Parrsboro; William, Maccan; half-brothers, Ralph, Lewis, Ontario; one granddaughter; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Elizabeth, Louise; a half-sister (in infancy); brothers, John Warren, Darrell Bowden. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Danny Compton officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in the Lower Maccan Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.

BENNETT, Bernard S. - 81, Fox River, Cumberland Co. died February 28, 2000, in the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Fraserville, he was a son of the late Ervin and Beatrice (Morris) Bennett. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Army. He was a retired lumberman. Surviving are his wife, the former Francis Shaw; son, Peter, Parrsboro; stepdaughter, Laurine Pettis, Fox River; sister, Bella Allen, Toronto; brothers,
Basil, Pennfield; Hughie, Howard, Williams Lake, B.C.; eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Beulah, Leola, Clara, Daisy; brothers, Wyman, Donald, Roger, Russell, Vernon. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Donations to South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice.

 

BABINEAU, Olive M. - 90, Amherst died at home February 29, 2000. Born in Amherst she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Cormier) Dupuis. She was a chartered member of the Nativity of Our Lady CWL for over 43 years. She had been recognized with the highest award a CWL member has received which is the Maple Leaf Pin. She was also presented with the Medal of Diocesan Merit by Bishop Austin Burke of Halifax. Surviving are daughter, Bertha Cormier, Amherst; sons, William, Truro; Raymond, Moncton, N.B.; Paul, Westville; sisters, Edna Comeau, Kay Bourgeois, Amherst; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar; an infant son, John; daughter, Elizabeth; brothers, Edward, Lawrence; sisters, Bertha McLeer, Artie Bourque. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Friday in Nativity of Our Lady Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, Rev. Vernon Driscoll officiating. Parish prayers 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst. Donations to Alzheimer Society or Canadian Cancer Society.

 

FILLMORE, Myra H. - 87, Oxford Junction, Cumberland Co., died Tuesday, February 29, 2000, in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Thomson Station, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Larner) MacDonald. She was a care taker of the CNR Station at Oxford Junction for many years and operated a boarding house for CNR section men. She was a member of St. Andrews United Church, Oxford Junction, and a life member of the UCW. She was a member of Oxford Pioneer Heritage Club. Surviving are sons, Donald and wife Barb, Thunder Bay, Ont.; Eugene, Oxford Junction; daughters, Shirley and husband Otto Amos, Chipman, N.B.; Karen-Ann Doherty, Juniper, N.B. and Brenda and husband Joe Morin, Montreal, Que.; sister-in-law, Hazel MacDonald, Oxford and Grace MacDonald, Brampton, Ont.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Fillmore; brothers, Gordon, Thomas, Roy, Murray, Hugh and sisters, Edna, Olive, Lou and Marie; daughter-in-law, Frances Filmore and son-in-law, Bennie Doherty. Visitation will be today 2-4 and
7-9 p.m., funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m., both in MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford, Rev. Lorraine Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Thomson Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Thomson Cemetery or St. Andrews United Church.

 

VANCE, Gordon Hector - 54, Joggins, died February 29, 2000, in the Dr. George Dumont Hospital, Moncton, N.B. Born in Joggins, he was a son of Charlotte Mary (Eagles) Vance, Joggins and the late Andrew Vance. In his early years he worked for Fawcett and Enterprise Foundries in
Sackville, N.B. He also worked at General Homes, Amherst and until his illness worked for Poly Cello. He was an avid dart player. In his younger years played with the Joggins Keith's Cubs. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and watching sports on television. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4, Joggins. Surviving are his wife, the former Sandra Mary VanSnick; daughter, Michelle Mary Belliveau; son, Carl Gordon Vance, River Hebert; brothers, Charles Vance, Bernard Vance, Joggins; sisters, Mary Vance, Violet VanSnick, Joggins, Francis Card, River Hebert; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister in infancy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Joggins, Rev. Gaetan Banyog-Enne officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in Ragged Reef Cemetery. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.