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Digby obituaries for December 1970 thru July 1974


1970 Daniel John (Danny) LeBlanc

died on Sunday, December 20, 1970 Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BELLIVEAU, HURLBURT, LEBLANC, ROY, SISCO

1970 Daniel John (Danny) LEBLANC, 57, of Yarmouth, died suddenly in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Saturday morning. One of Town's better-known business men, he operated the Valetor Dry Cleaning on Main Street. He was also a veteran of the Neptune Fire Company and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Born in Salmon River, Digby County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John F. LEBLANC and is survived by his wife, Viola; one son, Daniel, Montreal; two daughters, Judy (Mrs. Ralph SISCO) and Dianne (Mrs. Richard HURLBURT), both of Yarmouth; one brother, Thomas LEBLANC, Yarmouth; two sisters, Mrs Evelyn ROY and Mrs. Helen BELLIVEAU both of Lynn, Mass., and four grandchildren. The body was at Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth and funeral service was in Saint Ambrose Cathedral, Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 10 a. m. with interment in our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Yarmouth.

1970 Nobel Alexander Mattinson

died on Saturday, December 26, 1970 Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames DAVIS, MATTINSON

Nobel Alexander MATTINSON, 81, Barton, died Wednesday at the Digby General Hospital. Born at Mount Pleasant, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late James and Minnie (DAVIS) MATTINSON. He is survived by one son, Leslie, (Tex), Barton; one grandchild; and two great- grandchildren. His wife is dead. The body is at Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the United Church, Great Village, with Rev. McCall officiating. Burial will be in the Glenholm vault.

1970 Joseph Nelson Handspiker

died on Tuesday, December 29, 1970 Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BAXTER, GERMAINE, HANDSPIKER, HARRIS, LEWIS, POIRIER, SAULNIER, SEELEY, TITUS

Joseph Nelson HANDSPIKER, 63, of Mount Pleasant, Digby County died Friday at the Digby General Hospital. Born in Mount Pleasant, he was the son of the late James and Mary SAULNIER HANDSPIKER. He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy TITUS; three sons, Beverley, of Digby; Darrell of Halifax; and Curtis of Ingersoll, Ont.; three daughters, Barbara (Mrs. Charles SEELEY) of Mount Pleasant; Marilyn (Mrs. Guy POIRIER), of New Jersey; and Virginia (Mrs. Harry LEWIS), of Conway; four brothers, Angus and Frank of Mount Pleasant; Lorne of British Columbia; Vincent of Ontario; five sisters, Viola (Mrs. Digby BAXTER) of Digby; Rita (Mrs. Boyd GERMAINE), of Digby; Fostina (Mrs. Douglas HARRIS), of Mount Pleasant; Myrtle and Levine of Ontario; and 11 grandchildren. The funeral service will be held in the Church of God in Digby at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery, Digby.

1971 William Joseph THURBER

died on Thursday, January 14, 1971 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames THURBER

Digby courier Thursday 14 January 1971 William Joseph THURBER William Joseph THURBER ,90 of Freeport will be buried in Riverside Baptist Cemetery Weymouth North , in the spring. Funeral service was held in the Weymouth Funeral Home and Rev. W. Clayton officiated. He is survived by three brothers Darrell, Clarence of Weymouth North and Sidney of Weymouth. He was predeceased by his wife.

1971 Miss Maye Thurber

died on Thursday, January 14, 1971 Source: Dugby Courier Submitter: L MARSHALL Obituary contained surnames MORRELL, THURBER

Digby Courier Thursday 14 January 1971 Maye THURBER, 66, of Ottawa , formerly of Freeport and Halifax passed away in Ottawa on Monday Born in Freeport she was the daughter of the late Captain George Alfred and Laura[ MORREL] THURBER. In Digby , Miss THURBER had been with the law firm office of Frank Nichols. While in Halifax she was a private sectretaryfor the late Senator Gordon Fogo , then in the law firm of Burchell, Smith , Parker and Fogo. She went to Ottawa as Senator Fogo's sectretary upon his appointment as President of the National Liberal Federation. At the time of her death , she was employed as a sectretary with the firm Gowling and Henderson in Ottawa. Miss Thurber was the last of her immmediate family. Funeral service was held on Wednesday in Ottawa.

1971 Eric Milledge Rice

died on Thursday, January 14, 1971 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames HUTCHINGSON, NEWBOULD, RICE, SCOTT

Digby Courier 1971 Jan.14 Eric Milledge Rice Eric Milledge RICE ,41 of Whitehorse , Yukon Territory passed away Dec. 31. Born in Bridgetown he was the son of Mrs B. HUTCHINGSON and the late Ralph RICE. He is survived by one brother Ernest , Bridgetown ;two sisters , Freda [Mrs Harold NEWBOULD ] , Dartmouth and Frances [ Mrs Donald SCOTT ] Digby. Funeral service was held in Whitehorse on Saturday.

1971 Ella Maude HANKINSON

died on Tuesday, April 13, 1971 Source: THE CHRONICLE-HERALD Submitter: Adam Hankinson Obituary contained surnames GATES, GOVE, HANKINSON, HICKSON, SABINE, SPARKS, WAGNER

Ella Maude HANKINSON, 92, of Weymouth, died Sunday in the Berwick Hospital. She was born in Weymouth Mills, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard GATES. She is survived by five sons, Scott, Curtis and Kenneth, Weymouth; Thomas, Middleton; George, Watertown, Mass.; four daughters, Esther (Mrs. Harvey HICKSON), Watertown, Mass.; Margaret (Mrs. Geroge WAGNER) and Klara (Mrs. Edward GOVE), both of Weymouth; Grace (Mrs. Harry SPARKS), Kansas, Mo.; one sister, Martha (Mrs. Charles SABINE), Windsor. The body is at her residence. Funeral service will be held in Weymouth United Church at 2:30 Wednesday. Burial will be in the Riverside Baptist cemetery.

1971 Guy C. Haight

died on Monday, May 31, 1971 Source: Halifax Herald Obituary contained surnames CROSBY, DUKESHIRE, HAIGHT, HEIGHT, LEWIS, MACKENZIE, MCNEIL, OSTLIN, RING, ROSSWAY, WILLETT

ROSSWAY - Guy Clement HAIGHT, 76, of Rossway, N.S., died at his residence on Saturday. Born at Gulliver's Cove, N.S., he was a son of the late Isiah and Alvarette (HEIGHT) HAIGHT. His first wife, the former Winnifred MCNEIL, predeceased him. He is survived by his second wife, the former Lillian DUKESHIRE RING; three daughters: Mrs. Luanna LEWIS, Annapolis; Lorna (Mrs. Victor LEWIS), Rossway; Frances (Mrs. Ronald DUKESHIRE), Clementsport; step-sons: William RING, Greenwood; Dean RING, Clementsport; step-daughters: Irene (Mrs. Ollie OSTLIN), Florida; Marie (Mrs. Albert MACKENZIE), Clementsport; Freda (Mrs. Donald CROSBY), Halifax; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. His body rested at Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby, N.S., until Tuesday when funeral was held from Rossway Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Licentiate Jackson WILLETT conducted the service, and interment was at Rossway.

1971 Frances Geddry

died on Monday, September 20, 1971 Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames ARSENAULT, COMEAU, DUGAS, GEDDRY

Grosses Coques - Mrs. Frances DUGAS, 82, of Grosses Coques, Digby County, was buried Saturday in the church cemetery following funeral service in St. Mary's Church, Church Point. Rev. M. ARSENAULT officiated. Born in St. Alphonse, Digby County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James GEDDRY. She is survived by two daughters, Marie, Digby; and Regine (Mrs. Denis COMEAU), Halifax; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Leander DUGAS, and one son, Gustave.

1971 Reginald Jordan

died on Friday, October 1, 1971 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames ABEL, AMERO, JORDAN, LEWIS, MCCOLL, RAMEY, ROSS, SHIPLEY

FISHERMAN DROWNED IN BAY OF FUNDY Reginald JORDAN , Culloden drowned on Thursday , when the small boat from which he and two others were fishing capsized in the Bay of Fundy off Broad Cove. It has been established that Mr. JORDAN , who died as a result of drowning ,had suffered a heart attack shortly before. In the boat with Mr. JORDAN were his son Robert and Walter Ross of Culloden. Funerlal service for Mr. JORDAN were held from the Digby Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon. Mr. JORDAN ,53 was the son of the late John and Ella [AMERO] Jordan ,Plympton. He is survived by his wife , Thelma , one son Robert ,Culloden three brothers , Lovett , Brighton; Louis , BearRiver ;Ralph Alberta; three sisters Margarie [Mrs Keith RAMEY ] ,Bridgetown;Mildred [Mrs Earl MCCOLL], Port Hawkesbury and Mary [Mrs Albert SHIPLEY] New Jersey ; and one grand son. Rev. Donald ROBERTSON officiated at the funeral and burial was in the family lot at Culloden. A second article from the Mirror Oct. 6, 1971 FISHERMAN DROWNS DIGBY Reginald JORDAN , a Culloden fisherman , drowned last Thursday west of Broad Cove after he suffered a stroke and captized the 16-foot dory he and two others were rowing. The accident occured at 1:15 pm September 30. Mr. JORDAN'S son Robert and third passenger Walter Lee ROSS , both non swimmers , saved themselves by clinging to the boat which was driven to shore by the incoming tide and an onshore wind. Dr. D.E. LEWIS of Digby made a medical examination and ordered an autopsy performed by Dr. R.B. ABEL of Middleton , who ruled that Mr. JORDAN had suffered a stroke and died due to drowning.

1972 Mrs Ida Mary Amero

died on Saturday, January 1, 1972 Submitter: L MARSHALL Obituary contained surnames AMBROSE, AMERO, GOSSON

Mrs. Ida AMERO ,81 of Barton ,passed away at the Digby General Hospital on Sunday. Born in Plympton she was the daughter of the late James and Adelia Amero GOSSON. Her husband was Ephrem AMERO Surviving are one son James of Bloomfield ;three brothers Louis and Walter of Plympton ;Gifford of Cambridge MA ;one sister Jennie [Mrs. Henry AMBROSE of Bloomfield . The remains rested at Jayne's Funeral Home , Digby until Tuesday when Funeral Mass was held at St. Croix Roman Catholic Church , Plympton at 11:15 am Interment was in the church cemetery

1972 Frances Crosby Boutilier

died on Thursday, October 12, 1972 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: LMarshall Obituary contained surnames BOUTILIER, CROSBY, GIDNEY, TYSON

Frances Crosby [GIDNEY] BOUTILIER born 1889 , daughter of the late Angus M.GIDNEY [Former MLA for Digby for 16 years ]and the late Annie L. [CROSBY] GIDNEY , passed away , October 10 at the Digby General Hospital . She was predeceased by her husband , the late Alfred BOUTILIER , prominent manufacturer and merchant of Centerville. She is survived by two sons Angus of Lake Midway anf Major Alfred T. of Digby. ; also a step daughter Lila TYSON and a stepson Eldred BOUTILIER , both of Swift Current SAsk. She was a life long member of the Anglican church. A funeral service will be held at four o'clock from the Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby. Interment in Sandy Cove Anglican Church Cemetery.

1972 Sydney Thurber

died on Thursday, December 28, 1972 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames JONES, THURBER, TITUS

Digby Courier Dec. 28 , 1972 SYDNEY L. THURBER Sydney Lewis THURBER ,85 of Weymouth was buried in the Church of Christ Cemetery following funeral services at the Weymouth Funeral Home. .Rev. M. Zimmerman officiating. Born in Freeport he was the son of the late Joseph and Elllen [TITUS] THURBER. Mr. THURBER was well known for his beautiful ship models , which he made through the years. He is survived by a daughter Phyllis [Mrs. Albery JONES ] and two brothers Darrell and Clarence of Weymouth.

1972 Murray D. Peters

died on Thursday, December 28, 1972 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames GRAHAM, MORRELL, PETERS

28 December 1972 MURRAY D PETERS Murray Dalton PETERS ,60 fisherman of Westport ,passed away in the Digby General Hospital on Tuesday . He was the son of the late Dalton and Gertrude[ GRAHAM] PETERS. He is survived by his wife the former Geraldine MORRELL;one brother Percy PETERS of Westport. One sister Elda predeceased him . The funeral service willbe held today at 2PM from the Baptist Church in Westport with Rev. David Keith officiating. The body rested at Jayne's Funeral Home, Digby.

1972 Zelma G Denton

died on Thursday, December 28, 1972 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames DENTON, OUTHOUSE, SMALL

28 December 1972 ZELMA G DENYON Zelma G. DENTON age 73 of Westport died at Hillcrest Manors Ltd. Truro on Saturday. She was the wife of the late Floyd Chester DENTON . Born in Tiverton , she was the daughter of the late Merle and Zora [SMALL] OUTHOUSE Surving are one son George of Digby ;two brothers Emmerson and Lindsay , Tiverton ;three grand children and one great grandchild. She was predeceased by a brother , Eugene and two sisters Freda and Ruby. Remains rested at Jayne's Funeral Home , Digby until Wednesday when funeral service was held in the Westport Christian Church at 2 :00 PM with Rev. R. Johnson officiating . Interment was in the Westport Cemetery.

1972 Mrs F D Blackford

died on Thursday, December 28, 1972 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BLACKFORD, POWELL, STEVENS

28 December 1972 MRS F. D. BLACKFORD Mrs Florence Leslie BLACKFORD ,80 of Windsor ,was buried in Maplewood Cemetery following funeral service in Lohnes Funeral Home , Sunday Dec. 3. Born in Freeport , Digby County she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah [POWELL]STEVENS . She is survived by one son Melville , Chatham Ont.

1973 Katherine Belle HANKINSON

died on Thursday, February 1, 1973 Source: The Digby Weekly Courier Submitter: Adam KM Hankinson Obituary contained surnames COOK, HANKINSON, MACDONALD, POWELL, WOODMAN

The death of Katherine Belle HANKINSON occurred at Digby General Hospital on Saturday, January 27. She was 90 years of age and was born in Burtonvale, the daughter of the late Randall and Emily (COOK) MacDONALD. After a former marriage she lived in Seattle, Wash., where she was a tailoress. Following the death of her husband she returned to Weymouth, where fourty-four years ago, she married Elijah HANKINSON, who also predeceased her. In the fall she took up residence at the Goodwin Hotel, and throughtout the winter became a patient in Digby General Hospital. Surviving are three stepchildren: Jack HANKINSON, of Wolfville; Mrs. Ted WOODMAN (Mary), of Digby; and Mrs. Baden POWELL (Rae), of Plympton. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. The body rested at Sweeney’s Funeral Home, Weymouth Rev. Willard Clayton conducted the service. Interment was in Riverside Baptist Cemetery.

1973 Mrs. Earle Reid

died on Thursday, March 8, 1973 Source: Halifax Herald Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames ALDERSHOT, BURBIDGE, KIRK, MIDDLETON, REID

ALDERSHOT - Mrs. Earle REID Sr., 62, of 413 Aldershot Rd., Aldershot, died at her home Tuesday evening. Born in Scotland, she was the former Margaret MIDDLETON, daughter of the late William and Mary (KIRK) MIDDLETON. Mrs. REID was predeceased by her husband in 1939. She was a member of Kentville United Church. Surviving are five sons, Dr. Earle, Halifax; William, Digby; Ivan, Greenwood; John and George, Kentville; four brothers, William, Calgary; Robert, Aldershot; Alexander, Centreville; and George, Kingston, Ont.; and a sister, Mary (Mrs. Burpee BURBIDGE), Aldershot. Mrs. REID was predeceased by a son, Jack. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Kentville United Church, Rev. Dr. K. G. Sullivan will officiate. Interment will be in Lakeview cemetery. Donations can be made to the Canadian Heart Foundation. The body is at the H. C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville.

1974Stillman Edwin"Johnnie" Harding

died on Thursday, February 7, 1974 Submitter: Carol Vater Obituary contained surnames COREY, GATER, GAVEL, HANNA, HARDING, LEWIS, NICKERSON, WARNE

WEYMOUTH - Stillman Edwin (Johnnie) HARDING, 64, Havelock, Digby County, was buried (Feb.09) in Havelock following funeral service conducted by Rev. Lawrence COREY. Born at Richfield, (Oct. 09, 1909) he was a son of Mrs. Melvina (GAVEL) HARDING and the late Edwin HARDING. He was a former employee of (H.T. WARNE and) LEWIS Lumber Company. Surviving besides his mother are his wife Vivian; four daughters and two sons; three sisters, Amy (Mrs. Claude NICKERSON), Richfield; Lena (Mrs.James GATER), and Mabel (Mrs. Walter HANNA) both of Florida; one brother Kenneth, Richfield; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. (He was predeceased by his younger brother, Smith HARDING)

1974 Bryon Edward Andrews

died on Thursday, July 18, 1974 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames ANDREWS, GOUDY, URQUHART

BRYON EDWARD ANDREWS Bryon Edward ANDREWS 89 of Hill Grove NS died at Annapolis Royal on Friday. Born at North Range he was the son of the late John and Laura Foster ANDREWS. He worked in the United States for many years as a building contractor . following his retirement he returned to Canada and resided in Hill Grove. He is survived by a son Linden and a daughter Mrs Laura GOUDY both of Yarmouth . two brothers , Frank of North Range and Ernest of Digby . He was predeceased by his wife the former Miriam URQUHART . His body was at Jayne's Funeral Home , Digby NS from where the funeral service was held on Tues. at 2pm. Rev. Donald ROBERTSON conducted the service and interment was in the North Range Cemetery

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