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Digby obituaries for October 1961 thru April 1967


1961 Ainslie S. Handspiker

died on Friday, October 6, 1961 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames HANDSPIKER, HUGHES, THIBODEAU, VANTASSEL

Ainslie Stailing HANDSPIKER, resident of Digby, passed away at his home on Thursday morning suddenly. Born at Mount Pleasant, 82 years ago, he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret THIBODEAU HANDSPIKER. He was employed with the Maritime National Fish as a fish handler for over forty years. He was a member of the Grace United Church and also a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. Surviving, besides his wife, the former Dora HANDSPIKER, are three sons, Arnold, Garnet and Osborne, of Mount Pleasant, a daughter, Audrey (Mrs. Cecil VANTASSEL) of Digby, twenty-three grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. The remains rested at Jayne's Funeral Home in Digby and Saturday, when they were taken to Grace United Church for service at 2/3 p.m. Rev. B. H. HUGHES conducted the service and interment was at Fairview Cemetery, Digby.

1961 Eva CORKUM

died on Tuesday, October 31, 1961 Source: Berwick Submitter: Luanne Shaw Obituary contained surnames BELL, COOK, CORKUM, DAVIDSON, KENNEDY, RANDALL

Mrs. Eva Irene CORKUM, widow of Nelson CORKUM, died Monday. Mrs. CORKUM was Berwick's oldest resident. Born at North Range 94 years ago, she was the daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth BELL COOK. Mr. CORKUM predeceased her in 1928. Left to mourn her passing are two daughters, Mrs. KENNEDY, Berwick, with whom she made her home, Mrs. E. O. RANDALL, Auburn, two brothers, Burce and Oscar of North Range. Funeral services were held from H. C. Lindsay's Funeral Home, Berwick, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. James DAVIDSON officiating. Burial in the family lot in Berwick Cemetery.

1961 Mrs Lillian Weir

died on Thursday, November 2, 1961 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames HANDSPIKER, SPARK, THERIAULT, WEIR

Mrs Lillian WEIR , widow of the late Robert WEIR of Digby died Friday at the age of 89. She was born in Culloden , Digby County ;the daughter of Chesley and Eliza [HANDSPIKER ]SPARK. She is survived by two sons Arthur and Percy and a daughter Mrs Ralph THERIAULT all of Digby. The funeral was held from Grace United Church , Digby at 2 pm , Monday . Rev. R.H. HUGHES officiated and interment was in Fair view Cemetery.

1961 Joseph S. Hines

died on Thursday, November 2, 1961 Source: Digby courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames HINES, JOHNSON, MILLAR

Joseph Stanley HINES , died at the Digby General Hospital , Thursday . Born in Rossway ,Digby County 83 years ago, he was the son of the late Jacob and Alice HINES. He was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples and St. George Lodge IOOF for the past 52 years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs A.I. MILLER , Edmonton Alta. and Mrs R.M. JOHNSTON , South Range. Funeral service was held at the Rossway Baptist Church at 2pm on Sunday. Rev. J. W. DERBY officated. The St. George's Lodge held a graveside service. Interment was in the Rossway Cemetery

1962? Alvin Joseph Comeau

died on Monday, January 1, 1962 Submitter: Shirley Muise-Belliveau Obituary contained surnames BELLIVEAU, BUDLEE, COMEAU, GORBIAY, HORNE, MACDONALD, SAULNIER, SWEENEY

Funeral services were held from St. Ambrose cathedral, last Saturday for Alvin Joseph COMEAU, 74, who died at the Yarmouth Hospital. He was a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Evee COMEAU , Lower Saulnierville. Surviving are four sons: Martin, at home; James and Fred, Yarmouth; Patrick, Toronto; three daughters, Mrs. Helen BUDLEE, Toronto; Marjorie (Mrs. John MACDONALD), Toronto; Mrs. Terrance HORNE, Armdale; five sisters, Evelyn (Mrs. Joseph SWEENEY), Sand Beach; Eunice (Mrs. Dennis SAULNIER), Gloucester, Mass.; Irene (Mrs. John COMEAU); Minnie (Mrs. Thomas GORBIAY), Alma (Mrs. John BELLIVEAU) all of Lynn, Mass.

1962? Mary Adelaide Hubbard

died on Saturday, March 10, 1962 Submitter: Shirley Muise-Belliveau Obituary contained surnames CROSBY, HUBBARD, MEAKIN, NICKERSON, ROBICHAUD, ROBICHEAU, SCOVILLE, WALLACE

Mary Adelaide (Addie) HUBBARD passed away in the Yarmouth Hospital on March 10 after a lengthy illness. 83 years of age, she was born in Salmon River, the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Michael ROBICHAUD. Funeral services were at the 9 o'clock Mass. St. Ambrose Cathedral. Rev. Father ROBICHEAU of the Villa St. Joseph, officiated. She had been living at Villa St. Joseph since last summer. Surviving are five daughters: (Lillian) Mrs. Winston SCOVILLE, Yarmouth; (Leta) Mrs. Lew CROSBY, South Ohio; (Olive) Mrs. Wm. MEAKIN, Halifax; (Irene) Mrs. Karl NICKERSON, Yarmouth; (Frances) Mrs. Taft WALLACE, Yarmouth; six sons: Lawrence, Nelson, Yarmouth; Melbourne, Moncton; Douglas, Amherst; Leslie, Truro; Donald, Camp Borden, Ont.; and one brother, John ROBICHEAU; also 58 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren. The remains rested at Sweeny's Funeral Home until the funeral service.

1962 Boyd LeRoy Rice

died on Tuesday, August 21, 1962 Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames CARTY, KEMPTON, RICE

Digby- Boyd LeRoy RICE, retired Bear River Millwright, died at Digby General Hospital on Sunday. Born at Lansdowne, Digby Co., 83 years ago, he was a son of the late Melbourne and Mary Elizabeth CARTY RICE. His wife, the former Susie KEMPTON of Maitland Bridge, predeceased him 20 years ago. He was engaged in lumber mill operations for the greater part of his life both in Bear River and with Miller Gordon Box Co., Carleton. He retired in 1951 and for the past nine years has resided at Barton with his daughter, Evelyn. He was a deacon of the Bear River Baptist Church and a valued member of the church choir for many years.

1963 Thomas Kennedy

died on Friday, January 4, 1963 Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames HUBLEY, KENNEDY, SMITH

Digby -- Thomas KENNEDY, well-known Bear River Gardner died at the Digby General hospital. Born at Clementsport 83 years ago, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James KENNEDY. His wife, the former Nan -- Mary SMITH, predeceased him. Mr. KENNEDY was well-known superintendent of Mount Hope Cemetery, Bear River for over 40 years. He was a past Officer of friendship Lodge I. O. O. F., a member of the Bear River United Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Carl of Halifax, Leslie of Bear River, a brother Gordon in Boston and a sister Mrs. Eva SMITH of Maine. Funeral service was held on Wednesday from United Baptist Church, Bear River conducted by Rev. A. HUBLEY. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery.

1963 Edna Wright

died on Monday, April 1, 1963 Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames ARMSWORTHY, BAIRD, BEELER, PATTERSON, SIBINS, WRIGHT

Digby -- Edna Earle, widow of Leslie M. BAIRD passed away at the Victoria General hospital on Saturday. Born at Virginia East, Annapolis County, 80 years ago, she was a daughter of the late David B. and Nettie BEELER WRIGHT. Her husband predeceased her two years ago. She was a member of the Clementsvale Baptist Church and served for many years as Church Treasurer. At the time of her death she was Treasurer of the Clementsvale Cemetery fund. She is survived by his son, Donald of Clementsvale; daughter Emma (Mrs. N. A. PATTERSON), Kentville; two brothers, Millage WRIGHT of Annapolis, and Eustance WRIGHT of Princedale; sister Daisy (Mrs. Harris SIBINS) Graywood, Annapolis County. The remains will rest at Jaynes Funeral Home, Digby until Tuesday when they will be taken to the Clementsvale Baptist Church for service at 2 p.m., Rev. W. ARMSWORTHY will conduct the service and interment will be at Clementsvale.

1963 John T. TAYLOR

died on Wednesday, June 5, 1963 Source: Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames DEMONTE, MALING, MCILWAINE, SPROULE, TAYLOR

DIGBY - John Teasdale TAYLOR, aged Clementsport resident, died at his home on Monday. Born at Torbrook 88 years ago he was a son of the late Marsden and Lavenia (SPROULE) TAYLOR. He has resided at Clementsvale for over 50 years. Surviving besides his wife the former Ida May SPROULE are sons, Roy of Greenland; Everett of Clementsvale; daughters, Evelyn (Mrs. Stanley MALING) Clementsvale, and Leota (Mrs. E. A. DEMONTE) Berkley, Mich. He is also survived by a brother Fred of Wilmot, N.S. Funeral services will be held from the Clementsvale Gospel Hall on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Robert MCILWAINE will conduct the services and interment will be at Clementsvale. The body is at his late residence.

1963 George Owen HANKINSON

died on Saturday, August 3, 1963 Source: THE CHRONICLE-HERALD Submitter: Adam Hankinson Obituary contained surnames GATES, GOVE, HANKINSON, HICKSON, SPARKS, WAGNER

WEYMOUTH - Prominent Weymouth businessman George Owen HANKINSON died Wednesday in Digby General Hospital following a lenghty illness. He was 83. Born in Weymouth, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank HANKINSON and lived in Weymouth all his life. He began his business life as an employee at Campbell's Store and later ran a flour and feed business. This business expanded into a general merchadising and lumber business and came to handle the distribution of lumber to all parts of the world. He formed the Hankinson Shipbuilding Co. and among the ships built were "The Esther II" and the "Les LeBlanc". He was also the owner of the "Lucille", the "Quite", "Utilia", "Jessie and Alice" and the "Daniel Getson". He held an interest in the "Grace Hankinson" which hauled freight from Weymouth, Saint John and intermediate ports. He was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters. Mr. HANKINSON is survived by his wife, the former Maude GATES; five sons, Scott, Curtis and Kenneth of Weymouth; James of Middleton, and George of Watertown, Mass.; four daughters, Margaret (Mrs. George WAGNER) of Weymouth, Grace (Mrs. Harry SPARKS) of Kirkwood, Mo., Esther (Mrs. Harvey HICKSON) and Klara (Mrs. Edwin GOVE) of North Wayne, Me. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held from the Riverside Baptist Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. A. Barkhouse officiating and Rev. Ward MacLean, Mr. Hankinson's nephew assisting. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery. "James of Middleton should have been written Thomas of Middleton.

1964 Elizabeth Walker MacMullen

died on Monday, May 11, 1964 Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames HUNTINGTON, MACMULLEN, MEAD, PIKE, WALKER

Digby - Miss Elizabeth WALKER MACMULLEN, one of Digby's oldest citizens died at her residence on Friday following a lengthy illness. She spent many years of her life in the United States serving in her profession as a nurse. She was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. Born at Digby 88 years ago, she was a daughter of the late Miner HUNTINGTON and Josephine (MEAD) MACMULLEN. She was predeceased by a sister Ella, in 1959. She was the last of her immediate family. The remains will rest at her residence until this afternoon when they will be taken to Trinity Anglican Church for service at 2 pm. Rev. James PIKE will conduct the service. The body will then be forwarded to Boston where the remains will be interred in Mount Hope cemetery. Watermans and Son will be in charge of arrangements in Boston.

1964 Esther Amero

died on Sunday, December 13, 1964 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames AMERO, HAMILTON, MELANSON, VANTASSELL

Digby Courier Dec. 13, 1964 ESTHER AMERO Esther Mary AMERO 69, of Plympton died at the Digby General Hospital on Friday morning following a lengthy illness Born at Plymoton she was the daughter of Frank and Annie AMERO. She is survived by daughters Stella[ Mrs Paul HAMILTON]Bear River; Norma,[Mrs Fred HAMILTON]Digby; Phyllis [ Mrs Gordon VANTASSELL] of Digby ; Miss Olive AMERO of Plympton; sons Daley of Toronto;Edward, Camille and Jerome of Plympton;Scott of Weymouth North; Clifton of Gilberts Cove ; George of Hamilton Ont.;three sisters and four brothers, Irene MELANSON, Jessie MELANSON, and Lens MELANSON all of Plympton; Payson of Weymouth ;John , Charles and Chester all of Plympton. Saturday morning Mass was from Holy Cross , Church, Plympton at 9AM under the direction of Father Deveau.

1965? Baromee LeBlanc

died on Thursday, February 11, 1965 Submitter: Shirley Muise-Belliveau Obituary contained surnames FOUNIER, LEBLANC, MUISE, POTHIER, ROBICHAUD

Yarmouth-- La messe d'enterrement de M. Joseph Baromee LEBLANC, 28 rue Alma, decede le 11 fevrier a l'hopital de Yarmouth, fut celebree le 14 a la cathedrale St. Ambroise par le Pere Gerald LEBLANC. (ca late 60's?) M. LEBLANC, age de 77 ans etait ne a Wedgeport du mariage de defunts Severin LEBLANC et Elisabeth POTHIER. Son epouse est morte il y a deux mois seulement. Il laisse pour le pleurer quatre filles: Mme. John FOUNIER, Rose Anne, de Saulnierville; Mme. Emile ROBICHAUD, Beulah de Meteghan; Mme. Bernard MUISE, Antoinette, de Montreal; Mlle Corinne LEBLANC, a la maison; trois fils, Levi, chef de police de Yarmouth, Everett de Black's Harbour, N. B. et Israel dans les forces canadiennes a Regina; deux freres, Pius de Wedgeport et Charles de Plymouth.

1965 F. B. Thomas

died on Monday, March 1, 1965 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BISHOP, THOMAS

Frederick Bishop THOMAS 92, a native of Sandy Cove, died at the Kings County Hospital , Waterville on Sunday. He was the son of the late Captain Charles P. THOMAS and Isabella BISHOP THOMAS . He worked in the United States with the New Haven Railroad as a telegrapher until ill health forced him to retire. He is survived by seven nieces and four nephews. A brother and four sisters predeceased him. The funeral service was on Tuesday at the Sandy Cove United Baptist Church Cemetery at 2pm with Rev. Victor MERSEREAU officiating

1965 Captain Fred Prime

died on Thursday, April 29, 1965 Source: Yarmouth Light Submitter: Jerry Titus, Yarmouth, N.S. Obituary contained surnames BENT, GRAHAM, OSSINGER, PIKE, PRIME

Captain Fred PRIME, 79, died at Medford, Mass.last week. Born in Eastport, he was the son of Charles and Annie (Ossinger) Prime of Tiverton, N.S. His parents died when he was a boy and he made his home with his uncle, Joseph OSSINGER. At age 11 he went to sea on his uncle's trawler the "Dove". At age 18 he was shipwrecked with the "James W. Cousins". At age 25 he owned and operated his own fishing vessel out of Digby. The vessel was lost in heavy fog on Yarmouth Cape. He then became 3rd mate on an American steamship operating between Spain and Italy. Then 2nd mate on a coal carrier between Norfolk and Boston. He served as 1st mate on board the steamer Yarmouth, when she was put on the run between Boston and Yarmouth. He also served as 1st and 2nd mate on the steamer Evangeline during WWII. His wife was the former Ruby BENT of Digby who died in 1961. He leaves son Allan, Medford; stepson William PIKE, Reading and stepdaughter, Mrs Richard GRAHAM, Melrose. He was a summer visitor to Tiverton where he kept a summer home. He resided at Medford for 36 years. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Digby.

1965 H.B. Warren

died on Thursday, May 6, 1965 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BURTON, CHALMERS, CROSCUP, DINGLE, POTTER, WARREN

Digby Courier Thursday May 6, 1965 H.B. WARREN Herbert Benjamin WARREN died at the Digby General Hospital on Thursday . Born at Shelburne Road , he was the son of the late Benjamin and Annie [POTTER ] WARREN His wife the former Mary Adeline BURTON died in 1918. He is survived by sons Roney of Bear River, George of Smiths Cove; daughters Violet [Mrs. Eugene CROSSCUP] Berwick; Annie [Mrs. Roy DINGLE , Halifax and Mrs. Thelma CHALMERS, Smiths Cove. Two sons Charles and Harley and a daughter Daisy are dead. He is also survived by over 30 grandchildren and several grandchildren . A funeral service was held at Jayne's Funeral Home , Digby on Saturday at 2PM , Rev. H. S .Hartlin conducted the service and interment was at Hill Grove.

1965 Mrs S. J. VanTassell

died on Thursday, May 6, 1965 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BUCKLEY, CLARK, HARLOW, MACKAY, MAHEY, MCKEIL, VANTASSELL, WEAGLE

Digby Courier Thursday May 6, 1965 Mrs S.J.VANTASSELL Maria Elizabeth , 86, widow of Stephen John VANTASSELL ,of Digby , died at the Digby General Hospital on Thursday following a lengthy illness. Born in Bridgewater , she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Deborah MCKAY WEAGLE. She lived in Digby for 65 years. Her husband died in 1957.She was a member of the Grace United Church, Digby. Surviving are sons Douglas of Hamilton Ont.;Reginald and Ronald of Digby;daughters Mrs Carrie CLARKof Saint John NB ;Dorothy [Mrs Ross HARLOW ] of Digby ;Louise [Mrs Clayton MCKEIL] , Lower Sackville; Myrna [Mrs Willard BUCKLEY] , Saint John NB A son Howard and daughter Edith and Hazel are dead.She is survived by a brother Robert WEAGLE of West Calendoniaand a sis ter IRIS Mrs Charles MAHANEY of Maitland Bridge. Her body rested at Jayne's Funeral Home , Digby. The funeral was from the Grace United Church at 3PM on Saturday. REv. H.H. Hughes officiating. Interment was in Digby.

1966 Blair Bernard Daley

died on Saturday, October 1, 1966 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames DALEY, HANDSPIKER, LATTIMER, POST, SWANSBURG, WALKER

Blair Bernard DALEY of Mount Pleasant ,NS ,died at his residence on Tuesday. Born in Mount Pleasant sixty-eight years ago he was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth POST DALEY. He spent many years in the employ of the Martime National Fish Co., Digby NS . Surviving besides his wife the former Bessie HANDSPIKER are sons Bernard , Digby; Victor of Halifax; daughters Kathleen [Mrs Jack WALKER ] Digby Lillian [Mrs Paul SWANSBURG ]Kentville ; Brother Fred DALEY , Digby ; and a sister Mrs Imelda LATTIMER of Saint John NB . a brother and a sister predeceased him. Seventeen grandchildren also survive him. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery , Digby NS

1967 Mrs. Lucy Marie Landry

died on Sunday, April 16, 1967 Submitter: Shirley Muise-Belliveau Obituary contained surnames DEVILLER, DOUCETTE, GAUDET, HIPSON, LANDRY, MOODY, SAULNIER, TRAHAN

Mrs. Lucy Marie LANDRY, 74, of Yarmouth, passed away on April 16 at her home. She was the daughter Emilier SAULNIER and Ellen TRAHAN. She is survived by her husband, Edmund, six sons, Emile, Sand Beach; Ernest, Eddie, and Homer, Amirault's Hill; Pius, Sand Beach; and Alcid, Yarmouth. Also four daughters, Louise, (Mrs. Gerald GAUDET), Yarmouth; Evelyn (Mrs. Edward DOUCETTE); Helen, (Mrs. Clifford HIPSON), Yarmouth; and Lorraine (Mrs. Frank DEVILLER), Yarmouth; two brothers, Benjamin SAULNIER, Saulnierville, and Edmund SAULNIER, U. S. A.; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann MOODY, Amirault's Hill, Mrs. Celest LANDRY, also of Amirault's Hill; Mrs. Celine GAUDET, Saulnierville, and Joan Agnes, U. S. A.; 38 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren

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