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									OBIT # 4001 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 AUGUST 2002
REID, Ernest - 84, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of Big Island, passed away
Sunday, August 4, 2002, in the home. Born in Big Island, he was a son of the late David and
Margaret Reid. He was a woodsman all of his life until his retirement in 1982. He was a staunch
member of the United Church and was formerly a member of the Hopewell and Scotsburn
congregations. Ernest was a good, honest, solid man. He is survived by brother, Clarence,
Ontario. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Elizabeth Horne; sister,
Jean; brothers, Herman, Garfield and John. No visitation or flowers by his request. A public
graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in MacLean Cemetery, Hopewell, Jessie Johnson
officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the MacLean Cemetery Fund or Maritime
Odd Fellows Home, Pictou. Arrangements are under the direction of H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral
Home.


OBIT # 4002 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7AUGUST 2002
ARCHIBALD, Donald Frederick - Wolfville, died peacefully in his sleep at home, aged 90,
August 2, 2002. Born in Truro, he attended Dalhousie University, graduating bachelor of
commerce, with great distinction in economics, in 1934. He was awarded the MBE (Military) in
1946, a DCL (Hon) from Acadia University in 1985 and a fellowship of the Nova Scotia Institute
of Chartered Accountants in 1988; the Rotary Club awarded him the Paul Harris Fellowship.
During his initial work as a chartered accountant, he lived in Halifax and Charlottetown and
served as wing commander in the RCAF in England during the Second World War. After
working for several years in Venezuela as financial comptroller of the Industrial and
Development Corporation, he moved to the Annapolis Valley in 1953, as manager and then
owner of what became Archibald Farms Limited, the second largest egg producing company in
Canada. His life was shaped by his commitment to ideals of social justice and public service as
well as by his deep-rooted attachment to his family. He served on the board of a wide range of
bodies, including Maritime Tel & Tel, Northumberland Ferries (as a founding director), Industrial
Estates, King's Mutual Insurance and Acadia University, as well as national and provincial egg
marketing organizations. He also stood as an NDP candidate for the Provincial Legislature,
doubling the local vote. His commitment to theological studies and to the United Church of
Canada led to his serving as Chairman of the Board of Pine Hill Divinity Hall, a member of the
Atlantic School of Theology, as a founder of the Wolfville Area Interchurch Housing Society, as
a member of the board of the Windsor Elms (where a public room is named after him), as
treasurer and elder of St. Andrew's United Church, Wolfville and to his attending continuing
education courses in religious studies at Acadia University. He also traveled enthusiastically and
extensively. Throughout his life he remained fascinated by all forms of transport; even at the age
of 90 he could identify the make, model and year of manufacture of every car on the road. He is
survived by his daughters, Elisabeth Gerver (Peter Stoward), Jean Lawson (Ron), Joyce
Archibald (Greg Peterson); grandchildren, Sascha, Miriam (Domenico Esposito), Leana, Vanessa,
Emma, Nicole; great-grandchildren, Giles and Nikolas; in-laws, Edith Archibald, Allan and
Margaret McColl, Leonard and Verna Chase. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mildred Allen
(1960) and his second wife, Barbara Chase (1998). Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, in St. Andrew's United Church, Wolfville. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to St. Andrew's United Church, Wolfville, Canard United Church or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 568 Main St., Wolfville, NS
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OBIT # 4003 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 AUGUST 2002
ARMSTRONG, Antonia "Tony" - Formerly of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Tony died in Saint Vincent's
Guest House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 3, 2002. Born in 1904, in Bilbao, Spain, she was the
daughter of the late Juan Antonio Gomez and Carmen Ortiz Gomez. She was predeceased by her
husband, Captain Robert Armstrong, Pictou; and five sisters in the United Kingdom. She is
survived by her daughter, Jean (Mrs. John Armstrong), Halifax, N.S.; granddaughter, Heather
Sercombe, London, Ont.; grandsons, Ross, Vancouver, B.C.; Neil, Halifax, N.S.; and seven great-
grandchildren. By request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Following cremation, there will
be a family committal service in Sea View Cemetery, Pictou, Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4004 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 AUGUST 2002
COLBOURNE, Donald Alfred - 70, 274 Abercrombie Rd., New Glasgow, passed away Monday,
August 5, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Alfred and
Nora A. (Foley) Colbourne. He was retired from Hawker Siddley Ltd. He was a former member
of the West Side Community Center, former member of 55 Plus and was a member of the Pictou
County Ukulele Club and Trinity United Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Betty Hagan;
sons, Todd Colbourne, at home; Craig (Karen) Colbourne, Plymouth; grandchildren, Evan and
Claudia Colbourne; sisters, Jermaine (Paul) Stoneman, Caledonia, Ont.; Anne (Dale) Rasmussan,
Dartmouth; brothers, Gerald (Florence) Colbourne, Scarborough, Ont.; Jack (Claudia) Colbourne,
Moncton, N.B. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral
Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Lori Crocker D.M.
officiating. Burial in Abercrombie Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care.


OBIT # 4005 – 7 AUGUST 2002
EMERY, Leslie Percy "Les" - 62, Central West River, Pictou Co., passed away Monday, August
5, 2002, at his home. Born in Mount William, he was a son of the late Percy and Anna (Jensen)
Emery. He was well-known in the saw mill industry and had owned and operated his own saw
mill for several years. Although he had a quiet way, Les was very knowledgeable in his fields
giving professional advise to many who sought his assistance. He was instrumental in setting
provincial standards and provincial regulations. As well, Les was a welder and pipefitter working
at various construction sites through out the area. Les was a member of Durham Presbyterian
Church serving on the Board of Managers and was a Trustee with Durham Cemetery. He was a
retired member of the West River Fire Department. He enjoyed gardening, camping, hunting and
fishing but his grandchildren and family were most important to him. Les is survived by his wife,
Patricia "Pat" (Wilson); daughter, Helen Fraser (Derek); son, David (Tracy), all of Central West
River; grandchildren, Janna Moller, Lance, Nolan and Kenzie Jane Emery. He is also survived by
sisters-in-law, Eileen Emery, Durham; Lorraine Henderson (Bob), Fort Nelson, B.C.; Cheryl
Leslie (Wally), Durham; brother-in-law, Sandy Wilson (Sheren), Central West River. He was
predeceased by brother, Brenton; stepmother, Della. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Durham
Presbyterian Church, Durham with Angela Cluney and Rev. Glenn Cooper officiating. Cremation
will follow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Durham Presbyterian Church,
Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.


OBIT    #     4006      –     HALIFAX      HERALD          –    7     AUGUST        2002
HOYT, Sandy - Radio personality-New Glasgow, Halifax, Port Hawkesbury. Sandy passed away
peacefully in Picton Hospital, Ontario, August 5, 2002, after a brief struggle with cancer. Sandy
leaves behind his children, Allison, Tracey, Angela, Gary, Alexander and Jon Ross. Sandy was
predeceased by his best friend and wife, Linda Fitzhugh. He now leaves his new and very special
family, Marjorie, Don, Mina, Marie, Joanne and Joe. Sandy was overwhelmed and touched by the
support of so many during his illness. Funeral service will be held in Picton, Ont.


OBIT # 4007 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 AUGUST 2002
LANGILLE, Margaret Catherine - 77, Strathcona Place, Pictou, formerly of Three Brooks, died
August 06, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the
late Eliza Emily Sarson. Surviving are sons, George, Chester "Buddy"; sisters, Nita Sarson,
Shirley (Larry) MacNeill; brothers, William "Sax" Sarson, Alex Sarson; grandchildren, Jason,
Beth; special friend, Carl Gaab. She was predeceased by husband, Walter Bruce; sister, Mary
Frances Sarson; brother, Mitchell Sarson. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service
will be held at a later date in Seaview Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to any
charity of choice. Arrangements are entrusted to P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New
Glasgow.


OBIT # 4008 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 AUGUST 2002
MOTT, Dorothy Gertrude - 94, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of 476 Nelson St.,
passed away Monday, August 5, 2002, in the manor. Surviving are daughters, Dorothy Elizabeth
(Frederick Rowan) Cotton, Vancouver; Penelope Mott (Bill Bancroft), New Glasgow; son, Albert
(Rita) Mott, Oakville, Ont.; four grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Clark, Woodstock, N.B. She was
predeceased by her husband, J.A. Vaughan Mott; brother, Lewis Montgomery. Cremation has
taken place. No visitation by request. Memorial service will be held in Jehovah's Witnesses
Kingdom Hall at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home,
New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4009 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 AUGUST 2002
MacKENZIE, Neil Jr. - Division Road, Pictou County, died suddenly Monday, August 5, 2002,
in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born July 18, 1923, in Trenton, he was a son of the late Neil and
Lena Grace MacKenzie. He was a member of the R.C.A.F. as an Air Navigator and Bombardier
during the Second World War. A bricklayer by trade, Neil was also employed by Canada Post in
Pictou for 37 years. He is survived by sister, Priscilla Lann and family, Green Hill; brother,
Douglas (Hilda) MacKenzie and family, Pictou; sister, Priscilla MacKenzie and family, Pictou.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, John in infancy. Cremation has taken place at
the family's request. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may
be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. A very special thank-you to the nurses
and physicians of Dartmouth General Hospital.


 OBIT      #      4010      –      EVENING          NEWS        –     30      MAY        1956
ASPEN- The death occured may 17 of Mrs. Havelock McKeen of Glenelg, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Frank Kaiser, following a lengthy illness. She had been confined to her bed for
months. Mrs. McKeen was the former Edith Jack and lived at Port Bickerton until her marriage.
Her husband predeceased her some years ago. She was a member of the Port Hillford Baptist
Church. She took a keen interest in community affairs and was hospitable. The funeral service
was held from the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kaiser, with Rev.L.
Salsman officiating. The hymns sung were the favorite of the deceased. The pallbearers were
Bruce McKeen, Alex McDonald, Douglas McKeen, Russell McLaughlin and Austin Tate. Burial
was in the family plot at Aspen.

OBIT        #      4011      –      EVENING          NEWS       –       18     JUNE         1983
EUREKA-JAMES WILLIAM GAMMON, 60, of Eureka, died Friday in Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow. Born in Torbay, Guys.Co., he was a son of the late Henry and Violet (Gammom)
Gammon. He was employed at MacGregor Bedding Ltd., New Glasgow and was a resident of
New Waterford before moving to Eureka nine years ago. He was a member of the United Church.
Surviving is a daughter, Emily (Mrs. Henry Bezanson), Eureka; 2 stepdaughters, Nellie (Mrs.
Sandy Cyr), Westville, and Clara (Mrs. Reid McCormick), Salisbury, N.B.; 6 grandchildren; 2
sisters, Mrs. William Snyder, Half Bay Cove; and Blanche, Truro; 2 brothers, George, Middle
River, and Harold, Wyes Corner, Colchester County. He was predeceased by his wife, the former
Ruth Mason; a daughter, a son and a brother. The remains are resting at the H.C. MacQuarrie
Funeral Home, where funeral will be held 2:30pm. Sunday. Internment will be in Riverton
Cemetery.
OBIT       #      4012     –      HALIFAX        HERALD        –      8     AUGUST          2002
CAMERON, Maria "Rie" - 86, R.K. MacDonald Guest Home, Antigonish, formerly of Thorburn,
Pictou Co., died peacefully August 7, 2002. Born in Guysborough, she was a daughter of the late
Mark and Mary (Carrol) O'Connor. She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Hilary MacIsaac);
sons, Ken (Judy) and Don; her grandchildren, Neil, Kim and Richard Foshay, Tracy (Cameron)
Wetlake and Kenneth Cameron III; her great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Thomas Foshay,
Christian and Mary Tess Aubrecht, Cameron Wetlake and Calan Tanzi-Foshay; many caring
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ken; brothers, Tompkins and
Mark; sister, Nell McGough. Rie lived in Thorburn for almost 60 years. She was a good, kind
hearted, caring person with a great sense of humor. She was a loving mother and grandmother,
and a good friend to many. She was the consummate volunteer who gave her time freely to many
organizations including the St. Ann's Alter Society and Catholic Women's League. She was
president of both for many years. She worked with Development and Peace, the St. Vincent de
Paul Society, the Fire Auxiliary of Thorburn, The Salvation Army, the Pastoral Care Committee
of the Aberdeen Hospital, the Valley View Villa Auxiliary (founding member and president) and
the Liberal Party! She was honoured by both the CWL and the Liberal Party for her contributions
to both. She was an Eucharistic minister at St. Ann's Church and visiting Eucharistic minister in
Pictou County. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, 55
Almont Ave., New Glasgow. Visiting hours will be 2-4:30, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, August 9. Funeral
service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 10, in St. Ann's Church, Thorburn. Interment
will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery, Thorburn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to R.K.
MacDonald Guest Home Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated.


OBIT      #      4013      –    HALIFAX         HERALD         –     8      AUGUST          2002
PAQUET, Mary Gertrude - 84, Shiretown Nursing Home, formerly of Strathcona Place and
Cedar Street, Pictou, died Wednesday, August 7, 2002, in the home. Born on Janvarin's Island,
Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Alphonse and Mary Delvina (Dorey) MacNeil. She
worked at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax during the war years and was a Matron Mother at
Mount Saint Vincent University. After her marriage, she and her husband settled in Pictou. She is
survived by daughter, Marilyn Farmer, East Millinocket, Me.; sons, Wayne and David, both of
Alberta; Kenny and Michael, both of Pictou; eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her
husband, Alphonse in 1968; and two children in infancy. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. this evening
in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Stella Maris
Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish
cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Stella Maris CWL.


OBIT        #     4014      –      HALIFAX        HERALD        –      8     AUGUST         2002
MacPHEE, Laura Mae - 87, Stewiacke East, passed away August 6, 2002, at home. Born in
Middle Stewiacke, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Ada (Rutherford) Fisher. She was a
member of Sharon United Church, where she was a very active quilter. Surviving are sons, Lloyd
(Sandra), Colin (Janet), both of Stewiacke East; Ivan (Lynn), Meaghers Grant; daughters, Valorie
(Billy) Hatfield, Truro; Sylvia (Jerry) Gahan, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-
grandchildren; one great great-grandson. She was predeceased by husband, James; daughter,
Ferne; grandson, Wayne MacPhee. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today with
funeral 2 p.m. Friday, both in Sharon United Church, Stewiacke East, Rev. Ron Frampton
officiating. Burial to follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be
made to Sharon United Church or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of
Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.


OBIT        #     4015      –      HALIFAX        HERALD          –      8     AUGUST         2002
STARRATT, Howard Kenneth - 70, 30 Windale Dr., Truro, passed away Monday, August 5,
2002, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Frank and Violet
(Dartt) Starratt. He worked as a clerk for the CNR, before becoming manager of Truro Lanes.
Ken was a strong contributor and supporter of local and area sports. He was involved in many
local ball leagues. He was also involved in the Truro District Hockey League. Ken was well-
known for being a competitive bowler having bowled in Maritime Championship play for many
years. He was also a former member of the Truro Golf Club. Doug Harkness, editor of Atlantic
Post Calls and long-time friend, said Starratt had been in failing health since entering hospital in
late June. Ken had retired five years ago as Judge of the Nova Scotia Probate Court in Truro and
had served as Chief Returning Officer for the provincial constituency of Truro-Bible Hill. He
remained as Chief Returning Officer for the federal constituency of Cumberland-Colchester. In
1982, Starratt along with Glen Smith of Truro, were instrumental in getting a group of Maritime
stallion owners to form the Maritime Breeders Association, sponsors of the Maritime Breeders
Futurities, a series of stake races for two and three year old Maritime sired horses. The stake
races, which began in 1984, offered the largest purses in Atlantic Canada, with two-year-olds
racing for $50,000. Starratt served as a volunteer in the capacity of secretary-treasurer of the
MBA until early this year. In 1984, in a move to help market Maritime-sired yearlings, Starratt
and Harkness founded The Select (Standardbred) Sale Inc., which grew to become the region's
leading yearling sale. He resigned as president late last year because of health reasons. Ken had
suffered a heart attack in November of 2000 during the federal election campaign and underwent
open heart surgery early in 2001. Tom MacPherson of Glace Bay, a recipient of the Dan Patch
Award from Harness Tracks of America, says Maritime harness racing owes a debt of gratitude to
Ken for the volunteer work he did to support the breeding industry. He is survived by his wife,
the former Betty Evans, formerly of North Sydney; daughter, Connie (Sheldon) Scott; son, John
(Tara), all of Truro; grandchildren, Evan and Brenden Starratt; brother, Arnold (Hazel), Truro; a
number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Clara and Irene. Cremation has
taken place. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow
St., Truro. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. John's Anglican Church, Truro,
Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Burial in Bible Hill Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Bible Hill
Fire Hall. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to St. John's Anglican
Church or a charity of choice.

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OBIT       #      4016      –      EVENING          NEWS       –       18      JUNE         1983
EUREKA-MRS.JAMES REID, of Lyons Brook, and formerly of Eureka, died Friday in the
Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Stellarton, she was the former Pearl Grealey a daughter of the late
William E. and Lina (Atkinson) Grealey. Mrs. Reid was a resident of Eureka for 16 years, prior to
moving to Lyons Brook four years ago. She was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton.
Surviving besides her husband, James W., are her stepmother,Mrs. William Greely, Halifax; one
daughter, Cathy (Mrs.Cliff Mason); one son, Allen, both of Riverton; 4 grandchildren; 4 sisters,
Thelma (Mrs. Gerrard Sampson),Halifax; Winnifred (Mrs. Gerald Pariseau), Montreal;
Frances(Mrs. Barry Hould),New Brunswick; Helen (Mrs James Bartlett), New Jersey; 4 brothers,
Garnet, Herbert, William and Donald, all of Stellarton. The remains will rest at the H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home with visiting commencing after 7 o'clock this evening. Visiting on
Sunday will be between 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 2pm.
from Christ Anglican Church, with internment in the church cemetery.

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OBIT        #       4017      –       EVENING         NEWS        –     23     JUNE      1983
STELLARTON-MRS. AUBREY MYERS, 67, Maple Crest Court, Stellarton, formerly of Foord
Street,Stellarton, died Wednesday in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, she was the
former Hilda Mae Turner, a daughter of the late Joseph and Bessie (Smith)Turner. She lived in
Stellarton most of her life, with the exception of a few years in New Glasgow and Cape Breton.
Surviving are her husband, Aubrey; one daughter, Diana (Mrs. Clarence Fraser), New Glasgow; 2
grandsons; one brother, George, Hamilton, Ont; 3 sisters, Mrs. Blanche Dunbar, New Glasgow;
Jean (Mrs. William Haggerty), Montreal; and Kate (Mrs. Robert Marshall), Tweed, Ontario. She
was predeceased by 2 sisters and 2 brothers in infancy. The remains will rest at the H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home after 2:30pm.today, where funeral will be at 2pm, Friday,with
internment in Brookside cemetery


OBIT       #     4018      –     HALIFAX         HERALD         –     9      AUGUST         2002
FISHER, Roy Vincent - 65, 44 Village Rd., Springhill Junction, Cumberland Co., passed away
Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at his residence. Born in Springhill Junction, he was a son of the late
Burl Allen and Josephine Louise (Beaton) Fisher. He was an adherent to The Salvation Army. He
worked with the CNR for 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, playing cards and his
family. He is survived by sisters, Marie (Conan) Ripley, Fenwick, Cumberland Co.; Geraldine
(Harold) Spence, Springhill; brothers, Garnet Fisher, Toronto, Ont.; Clarence "Teddy" (Vivian)
Fisher, Kirkland Lake, Ont.; Kenneth (Brigitte) Fisher, Moncton; several aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Burl A. Fisher Jr. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in A. H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Saturday, August 10, Pastor Scott Balser officiating. Burial in Springhill Junction Cemetery.
Donations to Springhill Junction Cemetery Fund would be appreciated.


OBIT     #     4019       –     HALIFAX        HERALD          –      9      AUGUST       2002
HUTT, Philip Allan - 47, Tanner Hill Road, Salem, formerly of Stellarton, died Thursday, August
8, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Sarah
(MacLean) Hutt, Stellarton. He was a resident of Salem for the past five years having previously
resided in Stellarton. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and was
employed at MacTara. He was a member of the Westville Gentleman's Hockey League, where he
played nets and also coached in the Pictou Women's Fast Pitch League. He is survived by his
companion, the former Marguerite (Rundle) Kilburn, Salem and her children, Kip Kilburn, at
home; John (Denise), Westville; Sue (Paul) Mansour, Caribou; grandchildren, Brett, Shelby and
Kirkland; brother, Malcolm (Terry), Stellarton; nephew, Jamie (Beth); great-nephew, Brett. He
will be sadly missed by his German shepherd, Blue. His remains will rest in H. C. MacQuarrie
Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visiting from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral mass will be
held 11 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Patrick O'Neil
officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of
Philip may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or S.P.C.A..


OBIT        #      4020     –     HALIFAX         HERALD          –     9     AUGUST       2002
MYLREA (Sutherland), Isabel Roy - Passed away suddenly and peacefully August 1, 2002, at the
age of 81 years. Isabel was predeceased in 1997 by her loving husband, Frank Mylrea. She was
born on April 13, 1921, in New Glasgow, Isabel was the daughter of William and Margaret
Sutherland. She was predeceased by her brothers, Alex, Allan and Bruce, and survived by her
twin sister, Mrs. Elizabeth McKinnon. Isabel completed her nursing training at Jeffrey Hill
Hospital, Quebec City and worked at The Children's Hospital in Montreal, St. Joseph's Hospital,
Victoria, and Children's Aid Society, Vancouver. Isabel met her beloved husband, Frank, at a
University of British Columbia dance and they were married in 1949. Isabel and Frank remained
happily married for 47 years. Through Frank's work as a Geological Engineer they lived in
Yellowknife, N.W.T. and Elliott Lake, Ont. They also travelled to Guyana and Honduras, and
lived in Indonesia. They resided in North Vancouver for over 30 years. Isabel was treasured for
her beautiful loving nature, her kindness and loyalty to her friends and her immense compassion
for others. Isabel was a wonderful, loving and caring mother and grandmother. She will be deeply
missed by her daughters, Dianne, Marilyn and Debra; son, Brent; grandchildren, Kalan, Sacha,
Trevor, Alanna and Michelle; son-in-law, Guy Wassick; daughter-in-law, Colleen Mylrea;
Debra's partner, Oliver Kimbley. Isabel will be dearly remembered for her integrity, strength of
character delightful humour and animated story telling.


OBIT # 4021 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 AUGUST 2002
PARIS, Barry, Marshall - 58, London, Ont., passed away August 4, 2002. Born in New Glasgow,
he was a son of Ida and the late James Paris. Surviving are his wife, Theresa (Jarvis); daughters,
Melissa and Nicole; sons, Kevin and Arron; eight grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Ann), Tom,
Montreal; Norman (Doreen), Allan, John; sisters, Clara, Florrie, Peggy (Dave) Cosh, all of New
Glasgow; Nancy, Truro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Leigh-
Ann; sisters, Maxine and Millie. Burial to take place today in London, Ont. with memorial
service to be held in New Glasgow at a later date.




OBIT # 4022 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 AUGUST 2002
ROBESON, Agnes R. - 91, passed away August 1, 2002, in Kingston General Hospital, Ontario,
after a lengthy stay at Helen Henderson Care Centre. Born in Merigomish, March 20, 1911, to
Hugh Ross Robeson and Elizabeth (Parker) Robeson. She was employed at Fairbanks Morse,
Halifax until 1956, when she moved to Montreal to join Merrill Lynch where she worked until
her retirement in Kingston, Ont. Agnes was noted for her exquisite sewing, knitting and
crocheting. She loved history and sports, especially baseball and equestrian events. A race horse,
"The Great Aga", was named for her. Agnes is survived and missed by her brother, Hugh Ross
(Dorothy), Truro; niece, Joan Dinsmore (Bev), Oakville, Ont.; nephews, Eric Robeson, Halifax;
Lloyd Robeson (Mary-Lee) and Allan Robeson, Truro; Ian Grant (Tanya), San Antonio, Tex.;
Ken Grant (Pat), Moncton; Barry Grant (Margie), Halifax; Don Robeson, Merigomish; David
Robeson, Halifax; grandnieces, Kim Buntain (Andrew), Oakville, Ont.; Lara Morris (Brad),
Toronto; Lindsay Robeson and Jenalee Robeson, Truro; Megan Grant, Halifax; Kathy Grant,
Alberta; grandnephews, Lloyd Robeson Jr., Calgary; Ian Matthew Grant, San Antonio; Matthew
Grant, Halifax; Karen Grant, Alberta. She was predeceased by brother, Alfred; sister, Hazel
(Grant). Cremation has taken place with interment on Wednesday, August 14, in Terrace Hill
Cemetery, Truro, Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating.


OBIT # 4023 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 AUGUST 2002
BUCK, Marion Forbes - 87, Churchville, Pictou Co., passed away Saturday, August 10, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born on Irish Mountain, she was a daughter of the late D.W.
and Julia (Grant) Buck. Marion was a lifelong resident of Churchville. In her early years she
worked for the telephone company. She was a member of Springville Presbyterian Church and
also a member of the Springville Ladies Aid. Marion was a member of the Churchville Women's
Institute. She was an avid gardener. Born on Irish Mountain, died at the bottom of Irish Mountain
and travelled the world. Surviving are daughters, Dorothy (Jack) Ford, Calgary; Kathy (Mike)
MacDonald, Churchville; son, Donald (Joan) Buck, Halifax; grandchildren, Julie, Todd and Paul
Ford, Suzanne and Elise Buck and Chris MacDonald; great-grandchildren, Cody, Stewart, Jacob,
and Isabella; her other family, Dinny (Cam) Garrett and Dale (Lynn) Buck; sister, Margaret
Buck, Churchville; brother, Bob Cameron, Irish Mountain; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces,
great-nephews and adopted grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Grant Buck. Her
remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, Rev.
Donald Shephard officiating, assisted by Rev. David Garrett. Burial will be in Churchville
Cemetery. Family Flowers only please, donations in memory of Marion may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4024 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 AUGUST 2002
MUISE (Henaut), Olive June - 91, College Road, Windsor, formerly of Westville, passed away
Saturday, August 10, 2002, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in County Durham,
England, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary Elizabeth (Marshall) Thompson. She
was a resident of Windsor for the past 10 months having previously lived in Westville for six
years. Olive was a member of The Church Of The Holy Name, Westville. Surviving are her
husband, George Muise; stepchildren, Eva and husband Armindo Nunes, Dartmouth; John and
wife Joan Muise, Westville; Lester and wife Nancy Muise, Bedford; stepgrandchildren, Michael,
Amanda, Jonathan, Melissa, and Laura; brother, William Thompson, Shiretown Nursing Home,
Pictou. She was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur Henaut; son, Vernon Henaut; sister,
Evelyn Walker; brothers, Charlie, Oliver, Cecil, and John T. Her remains will rest in H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will
be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in The Church Of The Holy Name, Westville, Father Donald
Boudreau officiating. Cremation to follow. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made
in memory of Olive to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of one's choice.


OBIT # 4025 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 AUGUST 2002
MacLEOD, Reginald Luke E. "Reg" - 86, Abercrombie, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at
home. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he was a son of the late Robert David and Elsie Beatrice
(MacLeod) MacLeod. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. He was a
carpenter and had been employed with Eastern Wood Workers for 10 years, Tide Water
Construction also for 10 years, Frank MacDougall Construction for six years, and Scott Paper
Maintenance Crew for three years. He enjoyed and was a collector of fiddle music. Surviving are
daughter, Barbara "Barb" (Nolan) Webster, Westville Road; sons, Reg (Sharon), Loch Broom;
Robert "Bob" (Zeana), Douglas "Doug" (Patricia), Abercrombie; Roger "Rod", Linacy; son-in-
law, Tom Hayden, Abercrombie; sister-in-law, Francis "Fannie" (Luther) Turner, Upper Belmont;
16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his wife, Ellen Elizabeth (Teed); daughter, Mabel Betty Hayden; daughter-in-law, Marilyn; sister,
Robenia; two brothers. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church,
Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. Family flowers only.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, Victorian Order
of Nurses Pictou County Branch or Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4026 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 AUGUST 2002
SUTHERLAND, Isabel B. - 78, formerly of Fraser's Mills, Antigonish Co., died August 9, 2002,
in Highcrest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke. Born in Goshen, she was a daughter of the late Edward
"Eddie Bill" and Hannah (Jordan) Sinclair. Well-known in the community, she drove the rural
mail for a number of years and did housekeeping for families in the Antigonish area. She was also
employed for a number of years at Mother Webb's Steakhouse, Lower South River. She is
survived by daughters, Doris Anderson, Ashcroft, B.C.; Thelma Briand (Stanley), Heather
Sutherland and Juanita Levangie (George), all of Fraser's Mills, Antigonish Co.; Marilyn
Sutherland (Paul Boucher), Red Deer, Alta.; Ruth Hudson (Jim) and Karen Sutherland, Calgary,
Alta.; son, Russell Sutherland (Kim), Fraser's Mills, Antigonish Co.; sister, Marion Latham,
Annapolis Valley; brothers, Edgar Sinclair, Charles Sinclair, Goshen, Guysborough Co.; 16
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; great-
granddaughter, Allison. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135
College St., Antigonish. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in King's United
Church, Loch Katrine, Rev. Flora Christie officiating. Burial in Goshen Cemetery. Memorial
donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society
Antigonish Branch.


OBIT # 4027 - Lowell Courier Citizen, Lowell, MA, 3 Feb. 1936:
"Finley W. McIntosh, a resident of Boston, passed away in that city on Jan. 29 at the age of 78
years. He is survived by Two sisters, Mrs. Margaret A. Evans of this city and Mrs. Catherine
Stewart of Billerica Centre; also by two brothers and one sister living in Pictou County, Nova
Scotia; also by several nieces and nephews. His body was removed to Saunders Funeral Home,
90 Westford Street, where services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Ambrose M.
Bailey, D. D., pastor of the First United Baptist Church, officiated. The body was taken in the
evening to West Branch River John, Nova Scotia, where burial will take place."
OBIT # 4208 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 AUGUST 2002
CAMERON, Margaret Jean - 83, Irish Mountain, Pictou Co., died Sunday, August 11, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in
Briercrest, Sask., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Jean (Grieves) Findlay. She was a
resident of Irish Mountain for the past 53 years, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
She was a nurse, and early in her career worked at the Regina Cancer Clinic where she was
involved in the development of Radiation Treatment of cancer patients. She was a left-leaning
Tory who worked tirelessly within her community and county for social change by circulating
petitions, writing letters, canvassing and voicing strong, informed opinions. Her many
involvements included teaching Sunday school, church organist, choir member, Children of
Church group, Canadian Bible Society, YM/YWCA, Women's Institute, Red Cross Blood Donor
Clinics, Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation, Heart and Stoke Foundation of Nova
Scotia, Camp Gedde nurse and Pictou County Highland Square Dancers. She was a long-time
volunteer for the Pictou County Multiple Sclerosis Society and raised approximately $900.00 for
her participation in this spring's Multiple Sclerosis Marathon. Margaret enjoyed life fully and was
always concerned about and interested in the well-being of her friends, neighbours and the
community at large. She is survived by her husband and good-humoured companion of 53 years,
Bob, Irish Mountain; daughters, Nancy Jean Cameron (Chris Robinson), Vancouver; Peggy
Cameron, Halifax; grandchildren, Caitlin and Moire; sister, Mary Coward, Greensboro, N.C. She
was predeceased by sons, Kevin and Keith; sister, Grace Johnston, Pittsburg; brother, Alan
Findlay, Brier, Sask. Cremation to take place. There will be no visitation. A public memorial
service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton with Jessie
Johnson and Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial of ashes will be in Churchville
Cemetery. Family Flowers only please. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Pictou County Branch or Camp Gedde. A reception will
follow the Committal service at 455 Irish Mountain Rd. Arrangements are under the direction of
H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4029 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 AUGUST 2002
STEWART, Rita, "Marie Jeanne d'Arc - 72, Merigomish, Pictou Co., passed away Monday,
August 12, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she was a
daughter of the late Joseph Emile Raoul and Marie Antoinette Angelique (Pellerin) Montminy.
She has been a resident of Merigomish for the past 40 years. She was a member of St. Andrews
Roman Catholic Church, Egerton. Jeanne was very involved and interested in all family
gatherings and events. Surviving are sons, Donald (Linda), Merigomish; James (Carol),
Brookville; Kenneth (Gloria), Stellarton; Kelvin, Truro; grandchildren, Carolyn, Dawn, Donna,
David, Laura, Kristal and Angela; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Ryan; sisters, Therese
Montminy, Quebec; Pauline Lamihaute, Florida; Monique Croteau, Quebec; Marie Rivard,
Quebec; Nicole Montminy, Quebec; brother, Paul Montminy, Quebec. She was predeceased by
her husband, Joseph Edward Stewart. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New
Glasgow with visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held
10:30 a.m. Thursday in St Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Egerton, Father Patrick O'Neill
officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Merigomish. Donations in her memory may be
made to the S.P.C.A., Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova
Scotia.
OBIT # 4030 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 AUGUST 2002
WILCOX, Margaret - 86, Windsor, Vermont, formerly of Halifax, passed away peacefully
August 7, 2002, at her home. Born in New Glasgow, September 22, 1915, she was a daughter of
the late John C. and Aurelia (Humphreys) Roddam. She was predeceased by her brother, Keith
E.W. Roddam, QC; sisters, Elizabeth Reynolds and Eleanor Munsie. She is survived by her
sister-in-law, Hazel (Keith E.W. Roddam), Pictou; niece, Nancy E. Roddam (Charles A. Webb),
Wolfville; nephew, Rev. Dr. John W.R. Roddam (Holly), Seattle, Wash.; Keith Munsie (Leona),
Pictou. A memorial service was held in Windsor, Vt., August 10, in Knight Funeral Home, Rev.
Lise M. Boulerice officiated. Burial in Ascutney Cemetery.


OBIT # 4031 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 AUGUST 2002
ALLARD, Lorna Elizabeth - 73, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of Bridge Avenue,
Stellarton, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2002, in the nursing home. Born in New Glasgow,
she was a daughter of the late Martin and Willena (Brown) (Phinney) Butler. Lorna was a guest
of Shiretown Nursing Home for the past five years having previously lived her married life in
Stellarton. She was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. Lorna was a long-time
employee of the Valley View Villa for over 30 years. Lorna was a devoted mother to Linda
McInnis, Lourdes; Carole (Jim) Jardine, Stellarton; Granville (Kathy) Allard, Antigonish; Susan
MacDonald, Stellarton; Nancy (Eric) Davis, Halifax; devoted grandmother to Jillian (Michael)
Vandertoorn, Donald (Cheryl) McInnis, Stephanie (Christian) Barrett, Amanda MacDonald,
Benjamin Allard, Nicholas Allard, Michael Davis; great-granddaughter, Cecilia McInnis;
brothers, Carl (Josie) Butler, Thorburn; Harry Butler, Niagara Falls, Ont.; sisters, Leona (Mrs.
Francis Levangie), New Glasgow; Sheila (Mrs. George Denoon), Westhill, Ont.; Hazel (Mrs.
Charles Kontuk), Trenton; Beverly Plummer, Niagara Falls, Ont. She was predeceased by her
beloved husband, Granville; brothers, Elwood and Kenneth. Her remains will rest in H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation from 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be
held 11 a.m. Friday in Christ Anglican Church with Rev Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Burial will
be in MacLellan's Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of
Lorna to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.


OBIT # 4032 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 AUGUST 2002
DOUGLAS, Della Beatrice - Widow of Robert William Hugh Douglas, died at peace Tuesday,
August 13, 2002, in Centennial Villa, Amherst. Born in Pictou Landing, Pictou Co., March 15,
1905, she was a daughter of the late Gregor and Matilda Barbra (Cameron) Chisholm. She lived
in Halifax for 30 years, where she was a member of St. David's Presbyterian Church and the
Archibald McMechan IODE. Della moved to Amherst in 1960 where she attended Christ Church
and was a member of the ACW. She was also active in the Highland View Ladies Auxiliary and
the Historical Society. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is
survived by sons, Robert C. (Elizabeth), Halifax; Joseph H. (Carol), Fort Myers, Fla.; sister-in-
law, Edith Anne (Douglas) Purdy, Amherst; grandchildren, Dr. Susan Douglas (Donald), Halifax;
Jayne Douglas, Annapolis Royal; Leslie Carson (John), Antigonish; and Jacqueline Gingrich
(James), Granville, OH.; seven great- grandchildren. Besides her husband, Della was predeceased
by six sisters and four brothers. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A Holy
Eucharist to celebrate Della's life will be held in September at a date to be announced later.
Arrangements entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. If friends wish, a
memorial to Christ Church would be appreciated.
OBIT # 4033 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 AUGUST 2002
MacDONALD, Dolly M. - 75, Mashpee, Mass., formerly of Falmouth, Mass., died at her home,
August 9, 2002, following a lengthy illness. Born Dolly M. Freeze in Milton, Mass., she was, for
53 years married to Eugene R. MacDonald, a native of Pictou County. She was a former member
of the Order of Eastern Star in Falmouth and volunteered for many years at Falmouth Hospital.
She is survived by her husband; son, Gene Arthur MacDonald, Mashpee; daughters, Judy
MacDonald, Concord, N.H.; Joan Johnson, Islesboro, Me.; Jane Maurice, Merritt Island, Fla.; five
granddaughters and a grandson. Funeral was held Wednesday, August 14, in John Wesley United
Methodist Church, Falmouth. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of
Cape Cod, 270 Communication Way, Hyannis, MA 02601. Arrangements entrusted to Chapman,
Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Hwy. Route 28A, West Falmouth.


OBIT # 4034 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 AUGUST 2002
THOMPSON, Christina D. - 89, Springville, Pictou Co., passed away August 13, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Lovat, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late C.
Henry and Ina (Baillie) MacKay. She was a resident of Springville all her married life where she
was a member of the Springville Presbyterian Church. She was a life member of the AMS,
superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of the ladies aid and
just received a life membership in recognition from the Women's Institute. Christina was a
member of the Silver Light Rebekah Lodge 29, Hopewell and was an auxiliary member to the
Canton Dryden Lodge, Westville. She was a retired school teacher having taught from grades one
to 11 in various one room schools throughout the county ending in Sunny Brae. She taught for a
short time in the Junior High School in Westville. Surviving are her husband, Hattie, Springville;
daughter, Corinne (Mrs. Scott Johnston), Spring- ville; son, Robert, Errington, Vancouver Island;
granddaughter, Nicole; grandson, Dale; brother, Baillie, Halifax. She was predeceased by sister,
Margaret. Her remains will rest in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation 2-
4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church,
St. Paul's, Pictou Co., Rev. Donald Shepard officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to The Springville Presbyterian
Church Building Fund, S.P.C.A. or any charity.


OBIT # 4035 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 AUGUST 2002
FRASER, Simon Edward - 79, Mira Home for Special Care, passed away August 13, 2002 in
Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Barney's River, he was a son of the late Simon and
Maria (Cavanagh) Fraser. Simon worked most of his life in the soft drink business and in later
years, was a sales representative with Clarke Transport. He was a member of St. James
Presbyterian Church. Simon served overseas during the Second World War with the First
Canadian Parachute Battalion and was a member and past president of the Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow. He was a past master of Euclid Masonic Lodge 92, AF and
AM and was also a member of the Philae Temple Shriners, Truro. He was a former member of
the Mountain Golf Club and the Truro Men's Club. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the
former Myrtle Yerxa; daughter, Linda (Allen) MacNutt, Truro; sons, Jake, Dartmouth; Steve
(Sheila), Truro; sisters, Marion Campbell, Fraser Mountain, Pictou Co.; Jean Peers, Dartmouth;
Betty (Joe) White, Truro; grandchildren, Kevin (Lisa) MacNutt, Jennifer and Amanda Fraser, all
of Truro; Gillian (Mike) Nauss, Adam Fraser, both of Dartmouth; Tracey (Greg) Carter, Jennifer
Fraser, both of California; four great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Annie Yerxa, Truro;
numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, James, Dan, Howard; sisters,
Viola, Helen, Mae, Christine. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of the memorial
service at 2 p.m. Friday in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev.
Clair MacLeod officiating. Reception to follow the service. Interment at a later date in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Alma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James
Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4036 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 AUGUST 2002
REDMOND, Ralph Stewart CD - 60, Winnipeg, Man., passed away August 10, 2002, in
Vermilion Bay, Ont., as a result of an accident. Born in Centre Musquodoboit, he was a son of the
late Charles Herbert and Edith Sydney (Stewart) Redmond. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1959 and
served as a meteorologist for 30 years. After honorary discharge he was a meteorologist for
Manitoba Forest Service until his retirement in December 2001. Surviving are daughter, Sherryl;
son, Jeffrey (Christina); grandchildren, Breanne and Kieran Redmond; special friend, Marilynn
Slobogian, all of Winnipeg, Man.; sisters, Hazel (Douglas) Redmond, Ottawa, Ont.; Ruby
(Victor) Perrin, Halifax. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Carol Brooks; sister, Emma
Bowes; brothers, Sidney and Herbert. Funeral was entrusted to Chapel Lawn Funeral Home &
Crematorium, Winnipeg, Man.


OBIT # 4037 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 AUGUST 2002
ARCHIBALD, Gertrude L. - 92, South Maitland, passed away at home, August 14, 2002. Born in
South Maitland, she was a daughter of the late Loran and Abigail (Thompson) Archibald. She
was a resident of South Maitland for many years and for a time resided and was employed in New
Jersey, U.S.A.. She was a long-time member and organist of the United Church in the Maitland
Pastoral Charge. A lover of animals, she provided for their nourishment from her home.
Surviving are cousins, Georgina Bouchie, South Maitland; Kathleen MacDougall, South
Maitland; Samuel Archibald, Salmon Arm, B.C.; many cousins, nieces and nephews in the United
States. She was predeceased by aunt, Lucy Archibald; brother, Clifford Archibald. Visitation will
be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Funeral
service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday in South Maitland United Church, K. Wayne Yorke
officiating. Burial in MacDougall Cemetery. Flowers will be gratefully appreciated.


OBIT # 4038 – TIMES COLONIST, VICTORIA , BC – 13 AUGUST 2000
CUNNINGHAM - Gordon Copeland - Assistant Commissioner Royal Canadian Mounted Police
(Retired) - passed away after a brief illness on August 11, 2002 In Victoria. Born March 14, 1918
in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Gordon joined the RCMP
in 1940. He served in The Royal Canadian Army from 1944 to 1945 and then rejoined the RCMP
serving in various capacities in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, and ultimately as
Commanding Officer of "E" Division (British Columbia), retiring in July 1975. Gordon attended
National Defense College in Kingston, Ontario in 1965/66, was invested in the grade of "Officer"
Order of St. John in 1972, and received the Governor General's Caring Canadian award in 1998.
A Mason for 60 years, he was Past District Deputy Grand Master of District 21, a faithful
member of Goldstream Masonic Lodge # 161, the Gizeh Temple Shrine, the Salt Spring Island
Shrine, and a member of a number of concordant bodies of Freemasonry. Gordonwas also a
member of the Canadian Club, the Royal United Servies Institute, and the Royal Canadian Legion
Salt Spring. A long-time active member of the First Metropolitan United Church, Gordon
performed a great deal of volunteer work and supported numerous charitable and sport
organizations. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and a loyal friend to many. He
provided a strong and compassionate role model, always showing wisdom and kindness. Gord is
remembered with great love and respect by his wife of 57 years Lovie; children Glenn (Nancy),
Brenda (Brian) and Garth (Liane); grandchildren Jeffrey, Amy (Brett), Jennifer, and Stephanie;
step-grandchildren Justine (Yasu) and Rebecca (Gordon); and step-great-grandaughter Eden;
brother Gerald (Pay); neice Pamela and nephew Douglas (Laura Jo); great-nephews Jonathan,
Daniel and Matthew, and great nieces Sibyl and Isobel; and special family friend Lilian Wilson.
Heartfelt thanks to the special nurses and staff of the Emergency Ward and Richmond Pavillon 1,
Royal Jubilee Hospital, and to Dr. Swan, Dr. Hargrove, and Dr. Buckley.Funeral service to be
held Thursday, August 15, at 2:00 p.m. at First Metropolitan United Church, Quadra & Balmoral
Streets. Reverend Allan Saunders officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Goldstream Masonic Lodge # 161, First Metropolitan United Church, or a charitable organization
of choice.


OBIT # 4039 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 AUGUST 2002
McKAY, Melvin Russell - 78, New Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2002, in the
home. Born in Sydney Mines, he was a son of the late Murray and Anna (Brown) McKay. He
was retired from Scott Paper, Instrumentation Department. He served in the Second World War
for four years. He was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New
Glasgow. Surviving are his wife, the former Anita Dobin; sons, Gregory (Helene), Halifax; Ian
(Judy), Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Jennifer and Aaron; sisters, Eileen Eisan, Weston, Ont.;
Drusilla (Ken) Radway, Welland, Ont.; Marguerite (Stanley) Hodder, Pictou; brothers, William,
Toronto; Robert, Glace Bay. He was predeceased by brother, Harris; sisters, Edith and Thelma.
Visitation 7-9 pm Sunday and from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral at 2 p.m. on Monday, both in
R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. George Long officiating. Burial in Woodburn
Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer
Society or a charity of choice. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, will meet at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday in the funeral home to conduct their service.


OBIT # 4040 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 AUGUST 2002
SEMPLE, Raymond Roy - 75, 341 South Foord St., Stellarton, passed away Thursday, August
15, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late David
Cullen and A. Hazel (Osborne) Semple. Raymond was a lifelong resident of Stellarton. He
worked for many years delivering milk and later working in the Scotsburn Dairy from where he
retired. He was an adherent of Sharon Saint John United Church. Raymond enjoyed his many
drives in the country. Surviving are sisters, Georgie Semple and Isabel Stewart, both of
Stellarton; Mary Pitts, Oakville, Ont.; Gwen Cornwall, Lakefield, Ont.; Joan Kendall,
Pembrooke, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Ola MacNeil,
Lillian Semple, Margaret Semple and Hazel Gadd; brothers, Harvey, Arthur, Samuel, Edwin,
David, Howard, and Gordon. His remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton,
with visitation from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday and where funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Donations
may be made in memory of Raymond to a charity of ones choice.


OBIT # 4041 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 AUGUST 2002
CLARK, James Wellington "Jim" - 76, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of 202 Reservoir St., New
Glasgow, passed away in Aberdeen Hospital, Thursday, August 15, 2002. Born in New Glasgow,
he was a son of the late William John and Sarah (Elms) Clark. He was a member of Second
United Baptist Church and a former member of the Men's Brotherhood, the men's chorus, and
was the trustee of the church. He worked at the Wheel Foundry until it closed, then went to work
at Hawker Siddley from where he retired. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Olive (Russell)
Clark; sons, Henry James, New Glasgow; John Alfred, Truro; sisters, Mae Johnson, New
Glasgow; Dorothy Ross, Chicago, Ill.; brother, Albert Ontario; four grandchildren and one great-
grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Alice, Jeanette,
Roselyn; brothers, Bill and Gordon. His remains will rest in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New
Glasgow, Monday, August 19, with visiting 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be in Second United
Baptist Church, Tuesday, August 20, at 2 p.m. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery.


OBIT # 4042 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 AUGUST 2002
FRASER, Joseph Clarence - 64, Pugwash, passed away August 15, 2002, in North Cumberland
Memorial Hospital, Pugwash. Born in Madawaska, Me., he was a son of the late Herman and
Isabel (Michaud) Fraser. He was a long-time fan of country-western music and a talented
performer, with the ability to play numerous instruments. He formed his own band and for the
better part of 22 years, he toured Canada and parts of the United States. He was known in the
music circles as "Country Joe" and "Slim Carter". He also operated his own business for 13 years
in Drumhead, Guysborough Co., making signs and screen printing. Surviving are daughter,
Charmaine Fraser; sons, Lionel Fraser and Leonard Smith, all of New Glasgow; granddaughter,
Shaeline. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Monday until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m., in Mundle's
Funeral Home, Pugwash, Rev. Heber Colbourne officiating. Burial will be in Palmerston
Cemetery, Pugwash. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4043 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 AUGUST 2002
MacDONALD, Samuel Roy - 82, New Glasgow, died Thursday, August 15, 2002, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Roy and Sarah MacDonald.
He was a resident of Pictou County during his adult life where he worked as a coal miner and
carpenter. He enjoyed gardening as a pastime. For the past three years he resided at Glen Haven
Manor, New Glasgow. Surviving are daughters, Diane MacDonald Hare (Bill), Miramichi, N.B.;
Doreen Gallant (Blair), Hardwood Lands, Hants Co.; sons, Roy (Pam), Newmarket, Ont.; Fabian
(Brenda), Beaver Bank, Halifax Co.; Eugene (Cindy), Westville Road; nine grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Warren and Freda Martin (Cleason); brothers, Harold (Nora),
Fulton (Mary), Lawrence and Howard (Aili). He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Ella
Johanna (Hannah) MacDonald; brothers, John and Emery; grandson, Craig Gallant. Visitation
will be 2- 4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, August 18, in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service
will be held 2 p.m. Monday in The Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Donald Boudreau
officiating. Burial in Holy Name Cemetery, Westville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4044 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 AUGUST 2002
MacNUTT, George Charles - 67, Linacy, died Thursday, August 15, 2002, at home. Born in
Nuttby, Colchester Co., he was a son of Nellie (Payne) MacNutt, New Glasgow and the late
Wilfred MacNutt. He was an adherent of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. George had been
employed with Thompson Bros. Roofing and Siding for 20 years before retirement. Surviving
besides his mother, are his wife, G. Carol (Cavanaugh); sons, Kenneth (Brenda), Mount William
Road; Byron (Tracey), Centerville; son-in-law, Jim Langille, Sunny Brae; sister, Ruth Felix, New
Glasgow; brothers, Ronald, New Glasgow; Stanley, East Earltown; Gerald (Mae), Bible Hill;
James (Sharon), East Earltown; granddaughters, Kayla and Michelle Langille. He was
predeceased by daughter, Kimberley Langille. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in P. & K.
MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in
Trinity United Church, Ms. Lori Crocker, diaconal minister, officiating. Interment will be in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to
Trinity United Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4045 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 AUGUST 2002
McDORMAN, Joseph - 94, Debert, Colchester Co., passed away peacefully Friday, August 16,
2002, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born 1908, in Debert, he was the youngest son of
the late Alexander and Abigal (Reid) McDorman. He had resided in Debert for all of his life
except for eight years when he was a young man, he worked in the Boston area. he also spent a
number of years with Department of National Defence in Debert. He was a well-known carpenter
by trade and spent his working years building and repairing houses. He was a member of Debert
United Baptist Church, where he faithfully attended until recently. He was a trustee for many
years. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He will be remembered with
love by his daughter, Carrie (Vernon) McCully, Great Village, with whom he resided for the past
four months; son, Gordon (Ruby), Debert; grandchildren, Kevin (Joanne) McCully, Kathy
(Malcolm) Irvine, Jonathan (Susan) McCully, Brent (Suzanne) McCully, Rachel (Tim) Legge,
Heather (Jim) Milton, Alexander, Charlotte (Ronnie) Smith; 13 great-grandchildren. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret Taylor; brothers, Howard, Clarence, Seymour;
great-granddaughter, Emily Irvine. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, August 18, funeral service
will be held 2 p.m. Monday, August 19, both in Debert United Baptist Church, Debert, Rev.
Edgar Patriquin officiating. Burial in Plains Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in memory may
be made to Debert United Baptist Church, Debert, Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of
choice.


OBIT # 4046 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 AUGUST 2002
REDMOND, Russell Joseph - 85, passed away in the VG Site, QEII, on August 16, 2002. Born in
1917, he was the eldest son of the late William and Bridget (Mannette) Redmond. He joined the
Nova Scotia Highlanders in 1943 and served with distinction in Continental Europe with the rank
of sergeant. Following the war, he returned to Canada and took his release in Halifax in 1946. He
was employed for many years with A. LaPaix and Sons Ltd. from which he took early retirement
due to failing health. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gladys (Bonnevie) Redmond,
Halifax; sisters, Jean LaPaix, Armdale; Pauline (John) Henderson, Halifax; brother, Irving
Redmond, Spryfield; stepmother, Loretta Redmond, Porters Lake. He was predeceased by
brother, Gerald; stepmother, Olive. Visitation this evening from 7-9 p.m., Sunday afternoon 2-4
p.m. and Sunday evening 7-9 p .m. in J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Rd.,
Halifax. Funeral service will be held in St. Michael's Church, Spryfield, Monday at 10 a.m. Burial
will be in West Chezzetcook. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT       #     4047      –     EVENING          NEWS        –      17     AUGUST        2002
SCARBOROUGH, ON - Michael Stephen White, 51, formerly of Westville, passed away at his
home in Scarborough, ON, on August 15, 2002. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of
Mildred (Coady) White, Stellarton, and the late Alphee White, Westville. Besides his mother, he
is survived by his daughter Emerald, Scarborough; sisters: Beatrice (Roger) Beaudry, Whitby;
Sharon Rogers, Brampton; his companion, Donna, Scarborough. Michael is also survived by a
nephew and nieces in Ontario as well as numerous relatives in Pictou County. Michael had been a
cab driver in Scarborough for many years prior to his illness and death and he will be missed by
his family, friends and co-workers. Visitation and memorial services will be held in Scarborough
on August 16, 2002. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be at our Lady of Lourdes
Church, Stellarton, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Westville, at a later date. Donations may
be made to a charity of your choice.


OBIT       #     4048     –     HALIFAX        HERALD          –    18     AUGUST        2002
HATTIE, John - 87, Summerside, P.E.I, died August 12, 2002, in Prince County Hospital,
Summerside, P.E.I. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late James and Margaret
(Robinson) Hattie. He is survived by nephews, John (Kathy) Lillie and their son, Matthew, Bill
(Debbie) Lillie and their daughter, Brianne, both of Ontario; special friend, Dorothy Thibert,
Summerside. He was predeceased by sister, Elizabeth Frances Lillie. The body was resting in
Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, with visitation 2-5 p.m. Thursday, where funeral service was
held 10 a.m. Friday. Interment in Springville Cemetery, Springville, Pictou Co. Memorial
donations to Prince County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
OBIT         #       4049        -       Daily       Colonist,      -       Victoria,      BC
Died Jan 24, 1900 at Victoria, BC, William Grant Fraser, n/o New Glasgow, Pictou, NS, aged 56.
Deceased had been farming at Saanich, BC and recently removed to town. Buried at Ross Bay
cemetery, Victoria.


OBIT        #     4050      –    HALIFAX           HERALD          –     19      AUGUST        2002
ALLARD, Clarence William - 82, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Greenwood Road,
Thorburn, died Saturday, August 17, 2002, in the Villa. Born in McLellans Mountain, Pictou Co.,
he was a son of the late George and Barbara (Hefferman) Allard. He was a resident of the villa for
the past couple of years having previously resided in Greenwood Road, Thorburn. He was a
member of St. Alban's Anglican Church, Thorburn. He worked as a brick layer, doing
construction work during his working years. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having
served overseas and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton.
Surviving are sons, Daryl (Mary), Blue Mountain; Peter (Wilda), MacPherson's Mills; daughters,
Valda (Fred) Reid, Thorburn; Virla Allard, Greenwood Road, Thorburn; grandchildren,
Kinberley, Dawn, Cindy, Theresa, Melissa, Erin and Jeremy; great-grandchildren, Alison,
Rachael, Lillian, and Grace; brother, George (Mary), Stellarton; sister, Dorothy MacKenzie,
Stellarton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; brothers, Hardy,
Granville, Oakley, Haliburton; sister, Etta. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, in H. W. Angus
Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Alban's
Anglican Church, Thorburn, Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Burial will be in McLellans
Mountain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Clarence may be made to Canadian Diabetes
Association.


OBIT # 4051 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 AUGUST 2002
MacDONALD, Alvin Benvie - Passed away at home, Saturday, August 17, 2002, in his 89th
year. He was born December 9, 1913, to George D. and Estella MacDonald and had lived all his
life in Green Hill on or near his father's farm, which he was actively involved in until last year.
He was active in Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, Scotsburn Co-operative Services,
Farmers Mutual Insurance and the Green Hill-Alma United Church and Community Center.
Alvin will be remembered by all he knew and touched as a "quiet, grand, gentle man". He is
survived by his wife of 50 years, Irene (Whiteway); daughter, Jean (Grant) Kirk, New Glasgow;
son, Donald (Donna), continuing the family century Mac Farm in Green Hill; grandsons, Duncan,
working on the farm; Ian, Barry, Ont.; Andrew and Gavin at home; granddaughters, Heather and
Jessica, at home; last surviving brother, Rev. Peter Stuart and wife Edna, Halifax; several nieces
and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant brother, Edward Grant; sister,
Georgina; brothers, Rev. D. Clark and Fraser. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles
Funeral Home, Westville. A celebration of his life will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Alma United
Church, Green Hill, Rev. Jean Stright officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial
Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Alvin's wishes were that any remembrances be donated to Alma
United Church, Green Hill or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4052 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 AUGUST 2002
CAMPBELL, Vina Melissa - 86, Brookfield, Colchester Co., died August 18, 2002, at home.
Born on Magdalen Islands, Que., she was a daughter of the late Reuben and Carolyn (Clarke)
Dickson. She was a very active member of Knox United Church, Brookfield, life member of Unit
5, U.C.W., a member of All Around The Circle Senior Citizens. She was an avid bowler with
Brookfield Bowling League. She is survived by sons, Graham (Jane), Truro; Gordon (Carol),
Brookfield; foster daughters, Patsy (Herb) McCallum, Brookfield; Betty (Randy) Roop,
Brookfield; devoted grandmother of 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jessie
Polley, Trenton; Dorothy Fisher, Truro; brothers, Waldron Dickson, Prince Edward Island;
Robert (Mary) Dickson, Trenton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband, Alvin Campbell; daughter-in-law, Judith; brothers, Archibald, Allenby. Visitation will
be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Funeral service 4 p.m. Thursday
in Knox United Church, Brookfield, Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Burial in Brookfield
Westside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial gifts may be made to Knox United
Brookfield Westside Cemetery.


OBIT # 4053 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 AUGUST 2002
LENNON, Sister Maria Zita - 96, died in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, August 19, 2002.
Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late James and Annie (Nearing) Lennon. She entered
the Sisters of Charity in Halifax, in 1927 and made her Religious Profession in 1930. Sister
served as a homemaker for over 45 years in various Convents in New York and Massachusetts
and locally at St. Paul's Convent, Herring Cove. She retired to Mount Saint Vincent Mother
House in 1979. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters,
Kathleen, Margaret, Leona and Anne; brothers, John, Thomas, James, Adrian and Francis. The
body will be in Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse with visitation 3-8 p.m. today. Mass of
Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 21, in Mount Saint Vincent
Motherhouse Chapel. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.

OBIT       #      4054      –     EVENING         NEWS        –     19      AUGUST         2002
WEST RIVER STATION - Mrs. Lillian Smith, age 85 years, West River Station, passed away on
Sunday, August 18, 2002, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Dawsonville, NB, she
was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Mann) Thompson. She was a member of the former
Bethel Presbyterian Church, West River Station and after its closure attended St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church, Gairloch, and was a member of their A.M.S. She was a well respected
member of her community and for many years cared for the elderly throughout the area. She
enjoyed her flower gardens and quilting as hobbies. Mrs. Smith was a loving mother to her
daughters, Carol (Donald) Kelly; Westville; Phyllis Smith (Gary Smeltzer), Union Centre; Sandra
(Neil) Ross, West River Station; and sons Jim (Elizabeth), West River Station; Wayne (Blanche),
Six Mile Brook; Neil , Paulamond, NS and Roland (Pauline), Brampton, ON; a loving
grandmother to 33 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister,
Vina Gallant, Florida and many nephews and nieces. Mrs Smith was predeceased by her husband
Neil; sisters, Gertrude Cooling, Mary Dunn and Bertha Seaman; and brothers, John, Wilson and
Clifford Thompson. Visitation will be held today, Monday, from 7 - 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 -
4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where her funeral will be held on
Wednesday at 2 o'clock with Rev. Gary Tonks officiating. Burial will take place in Campbelton,
NB. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and
Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT       #     4055     –     HALIFAX          HERALD        –     21      AUGUST       2002
MACLEAN, William H. "Willie" - 86, Hopewell, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2002, in
Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late John and Ethel
(MacQuarrie) MacLean. He was an Overseas Veteran of the Second World War and was a
member of Calvary Temple C hurch, New Glasgow. He lived in Trafalgar for many years and
worked for Nova Scotia Power Commission until retirement. He was an avid sports fisherman
and hunter. Mr. MacLean is survived by daughter, Eleanor Sharpe (Clifford), Pictou;
grandchildren, Cathy Poirier (Camille), Pictou; Joseph Sharpe (Shawna), Scotsburn Road; Jeffery
Sharpe (Nancy), Hardwood Hill; great-grandchildren, Nicole and Sarah Poirier, Andrew,
Matthew, and Katie Sharpe and Elizabeth Sharpe; sister-in-law, Margaret MacLean, Riverton. He
was predeceased by his wife, Catherine Rorison; brother, James MacLean. Visitation will be held
today from 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Thursday in Calvary Temple Church, New Glasgow with Pastor John Smith officiating. Burial
will be in Gairloch Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Calvary Temple Church,
Valley View Villa Bus Fund or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic Division.


OBIT       #      4056      –    HALIFAX          HERALD          –      21     AUGUST        2002
MacKENZIE, Florence Ina - Montreal, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away Friday, August 9,
2002, in Montreal. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Janet
(Martin) MacKenzie. She was a retired professor and nurse. She is survived by sister, Mary
MacKenzie, Halifax; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Sara Beckman, Emma
MacLeod; brothers, Kenneth, John, Percy. Cremation has taken place. A graveside committal
service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, August 24, in Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow, Rev.
Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of R. H. Porter Funeral
Home, New Glasgow.
OBIT       #     4057     -    Lowell      Courier      Citizen      of     31    October     1936
Lowell, MA: LAURA ANNIE EATON After a brief illness, Mrs. Laura Annie (Fraser) Eaton,
wife of William Thomas Eaton died yesterday at her home, Oakdale Avenue, River Pines,
Billerica, Mass., where she has been a resident for the last four years. She was born in Garden-of-
Eden, Nova Scotia in 1889. Surviving her are her husband; two sons, Edgar F. of Manchester,
NH, William J. of Billerica; two daughters, Margaret L. Eaton of Malden, Mrs. Florabelle
Hammond of Mendon, and three sisters, Miss Margaret Fraser, Chicago, IL, Mrs. Minnie
Ferguson, Chicago, IL, and Miss Irene Fraser of Nova Scotia. The body was removed to the
White & Roy Mortuary, 236 Westford Street, Lowell, where friends may call.


OBIT # 4058 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 AUGUST 2002
HARTLEN, Margaret Bernice - 90, Sunset Haven Guest Home, New Glasgow, formerly of
Stellarton, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in
Trenton, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Annie (Burns) Smith. She was a resident of
Sunset Haven Guest Home for the past two years, having spent most of her life in Stellarton. She
was a member of Christ Anglican Church in Stellarton, where she was a member of the Ladies
Guild, Local Council of Women and Victorian Order of Nurses. Surviving are daughter, Bonnie
(Richard) Wilwand, Eastern Passage; grandchildren, Elaine and Raymond, great-grandchildren,
Kristen, Kimberly and Rachael; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband, John Welsford Hartlen; brothers, James, Bill, Walter, Jack and Gervais; sisters, Hilda,
Effie and Annie. Cremation to take place. No visitation. A memorial service will be 11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 27, in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, Rev. Aidan Kingsbury
officiating. Burial of ashes will be in Christ Anglican Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Christ Anglican Church, Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of ones choice.


OBIT # 4059 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 AUGUST 2002
MacINNIS, Gregory William - 51, Calgary, formerly of Stellarton, passed away suddenly at
home in Calgary, Saturday, August 17, 2002. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of Helen (Legere)
MacInnis, Stellarton. He was a resident of Calgary where he worked as a plumber for over 25
years. He is survived by Faye (Dean) MacInnis; daughters, Gayle (Kevin) Ellis, Sarah MacInnis;
son, Bryce MacInnis, all of Calgary; grandchildren, who were papa's constant source of pride and
joy, Brandon, Matthew and Graeme Ellis; brothers, Ted (Diane), St. Margaret's Bay; Rod
(Maureen), Inuvik, N.W.T.; sister-in-law, Linda McInnis, Lourdes. He was predeceased by his
father, Donald MacInnis; brother, Donald "Duggan". His remains have been cremated. A
graveside committal service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 24, in Bridgeville Cemetery,
Rev. Gerard MacInnis officiating. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,
Stellarton. "He was in Heaven before he died", author John Prine.


OBIT # 4060 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 AUGUST 2002
MacPHERSON, Joseph Alexander - 88, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Trenton,
passed away Thursday, August 22, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New
Glasgow, he was a son of the late Daniel and Catherine (MacLean) MacPherson. He was retired
from Trenton Industries. He was a member of Christ The King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton.
Surviving are sons, Joseph (Joan), Woodbridge, Ont.; Raymond (Barbara), Newmarket, Ont.;
George (Rose), Woodstock, N.B.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Kathleen MacDonald; sisters, Florence and Isabel; brothers,
Willard, John, Dan, Eugene and Charles. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral
Home, Trenton. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, in Christ The King Roman
Catholic Church, Trenton, Father Patrick O'Neill officating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to any charity


OBIT       #      4061     –     EVENING          NEWS       –      22      AUGUST          2002
KIMBERLEY, BC - Mary Lillian "Lill" Jackson, of Kimberley, BC, passed away peacefully at
the age of 75 years, Sunday, August 18, 2002, in the Kimberley special care home after a lengthy
illness. Born Mary Lillian Heighton, of Pictou, NS, on May 27, 1927, Lill grew up in the
Maritimes (Pictou) and came west after WW II to live with her navy companion and husband,
Donald Jackson, whom she met during wartime service. They settled in Kimberley, BC (Don's
home town). Lill loved to be active with the Sacred Heart Church and had a beautiful voice for
singing. She would lovingly share her beautiful voice, as she sang at many functions, including
weddings and funerals, as well as in the church choir. Lill loved to grow flowers, bowling, and
travelling. Her favourite, and many trips would take her over Kootenay Lake to Procter to visit
relatives there, namely Alfred and Claire Heighton, Dilla Ogden and Lill Mucha. Lill is survived
by her dauthters, Donna (West) Oviatt, of Williams Lake, BC; Judy (Mike) Jackson, of
Vancouver, BC; Monica (Bob) Yakachuk of Alberta; and Rhonda (Larry) Brass, of Cranbrook,
BC. She is also survived by her sister Rhoda (Nick) Rhodes, of Kimberley, BC; brother Rolland
Heighton, of Pictou, NS. Those also greatly missing Lill include various cousins, Nieces,
nephews, as well as five grandsons and three great-grand children. Lill was predeceased by her
husband Don (April 2000), son Jim (Feb. 2002), and her brother, Andrew (Jan. 2001), and several
close relations over the years. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2002, at
the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kimberley, BC, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow the service at
the Kimberley Cemetery. Special mass service for Lillian will be held August 26, 2002, at 6:300
p.m. at the Stella Maris Catholic Church, Pictou.


OBIT       #      4062      –      EVENING          NEWS        –     22      AUGUST         2002
EUREKA - Raymond Stewart Roddick, age 82 years, Stellarton, formerly of Eureka, passed
away on Wednesday, August 21, 2002, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in
Rocklin, he was a son of the late John and Ella (Clark) Roddick. He worked as a coal miner at the
Drummond Mine and later worked at Hawker Siddeley for over 30 years until retirement. He is
survived by daughters: Margie (Wayne) Robson, New Glasgow; Ellen (Jay) Noade, Fraser's
Mountain; June Roddick (John Murphy), Sylvester; and Terry (Art) MacLeod, Edmonton; sons;
Earl (Mary), Glovertown, NF; Bill (Linda), Trenton; and Douglas (Susan), Lorne; 20
grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Ellen Lochead, Pictou,
and a brother, Austin, Rocklin. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elizabeth "Betty"
Dunbar; a daughter, Betty Ann Sinclair; and a son and granddaughter in infancy; brothers Alex,
Henry, Bill and Jim and sister, Lizzie. Visitations will be held today (Friday) from 2-4 p.m. and
7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11
a.m. from the Middle River Presbyterian Church, Rocklin, with Rev. Gary Tonks officiating.
Burial will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin. Donations in his memory may be made to the
Canadian Diabetic Association.


OBIT        #    4063      –     HALIFAX         HERALD         –     26      AUGUST          2002
JOHNSTONE, Margaret Catherine "Peggy" - 102, Franklyn Court, Dartmouth, formerly of
Westville passed away August 24, 2002, in the QEII Health Science Centre, Halifax, following a
short illness. Born March 5, 1900, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Christina (Scott)
MacNaughton. A direct descendent of Alexander Grant, a passenger on the Ship Hector, she was
the last surviving member of her immediate family. Prior to her marriage in 1924, she was
employed at the J.P. Coates Thread mill in Pautucket, Rhode Island. Mrs. Johnstone also worked
at Easter Car Co., Trenton, during the last year of the First World War. Before moving to
Dartmouth to reside with her daughter, she spent the majority of her married life in Westville. She
was a loyal Blue Jays fan and until a short time before her illness had enjoyed reading, word
puzzles and listening to her favourite music. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
Mrs. Johnstone was predeceased by her husband William; sons, John, Lance Corporal William C.
(killed in the Korean War); grandson, Scott Dee; brother, Alfred; sisters, Estelle, Ellen Forbes
(James); sons-in-law, Herbert Higgins and Earl Darroch. Mrs. Johnstone is survived by daughters,
Isabel Higgins, Dartmouth; Eleanor Darroch, Lower Sackville; Edith Avery (Harvey), New
Glasgow; Patricia Dee (Gordon), Green Hill; Doreen, with whom she resided; 10 grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren. The remains are resting in Eagles
Funeral Home, Westville, with visiting today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where her funeral service
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with her nephew, Rev. James Forbes and his wife Rev. Carolyn
Palmer officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only,
donations to a charity of choice would be gratefully accepted by her family.


OBIT       #      4064     –      HALIFAX         HERALD        –     26     AUGUST        2002
MacDONALD, Florence Maria - 72, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, died Saturday,
August 24, 2002, at the home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and
Josephine (Sullivan) MacIsaac. She worked in food services at the Radar Base, Beaver Bank, and
later at Stadacona. Surviving are husband, Jobie; daughters, Jean Marie (Ron Monagle),
Collingwood, Ont.; Joanne MacDonald, Vancouver, B.C.; Regina MacDonald, Mission, B.C.;
Sandra (Rob DeYoung), Richmond, B.C.; Margie Cavendish, England; sons, Jimmy, Sackville;
Joseph, Antigonish; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, James "Kie" MacIsaac,
Halifax; sisters, Mary Morgan, Runnemede, N.J.; Pat Fournier, Kanata, Ont. She was predeceased
by brother, Ernest "Ernie". Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant
St., Antigonish. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish, Rev.
Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial in St. Ninian's Cemetery. Memorial donations to Friends of the
R.K.


OBIT        #    4065      –     HALIFAX         HERALD         -     27     AUGUST          2002
BARBOUR, Robert William - 90, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Priestville,
died Saturday, August 24, 2002, in the manor. Born in Parkdale, Pictou Co., he was a son of the
late Joseph and Margaret Barbour. He was a resident of the manor for the past three years, having
spent most of his life in Priestville. Surviving are daughter, Alexandra "Sandy" (Patrick)
Campbell, Kingston, Ont.; grandson, Robert Murray (Sandra) and their children, Matthew and
Katherine, all of Kingston, Ont.; stepgrandfather of Elizabeth Campbell (Charles Matte),
Argentina; David Campbell (Sharon) and their children, MacKenzie and Samantha, all of
Kingston, Ont. He will be dearly missed by cousins, Charles and Muriel Barber, Plymouth;
Donald and Marybel Benoit, Green Hill; friends, Bob and Donna Murray, Oshawa, Ont. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Bertha Fraser; brother, John "Jack" Barbour. There will be no
visitation. A public graveside committal service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, in
Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow, Rev. Bill White officiating. No flowers by request.
Donations in memory of Robert may be made to The Arthritis Society or a charity of one's
choice. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT      #      4066     –     HALIFAX          HERALD        –     28     AUGUST        2002
AIKENS, S. Faye - 65, Linacy, passed away peacefully at home August 26, 2002. Born in New
Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Donald Elmer and Harriett Mae (MacKenzie) Hill.
Surviving are her husband, James "Sonny"; sons, Donald "Donnie" (Dolly), Linacy; Gary (Chris),
Onaway, Alta.; Gerald (Susan), Lorne; daughters, Lorna Aikens (Darryl Hiltz), Glengarry; Linda
(Rob) Hopkins, Nine Mile River; Helen Larson, Edmonton, Alta.; 13 grandchildren; a great-
grandson. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors in P. & K. MacDonald
Funeral Home, New Glasgow, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. A private family memorial service will take
place. Family flowers only. Donations to Victorian Order of Nurses, Pictou County Branch.
OBIT       #      4067      –     HALIFAX        HERALD        –     28     AUGUST        2002
CHISHOLM, Robert Archibald - 80, MacPherson's Mills, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in St. Andrew's, he was a son of the late Robert Joseph
and Margaret Ann (Boyd) Chisholm. He was a graduate of St. F. X. University, Antigonish and
Normal College, Truro. For many years he was employed with the Department of Northern
Indian Affairs, teaching in the north, Kamloops, B.C. and Edmonton, Alta. Upon return to Pictou
County, he taught in Antigonish and Pictou Counties before becoming employed with the former
Hawker Siddeley for 11 years, prior to retirement. He was a member of St. Ann's Roman Catholic
Church, Thorburn. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Christine (Pushie); stepson, Jim Vandermer,
Florida; sisters, Janet "Jean" Fraser, Antigonish; Claire Chisholm, Lower South River; Almira
(Lauchie) MacPherson, Hamilton, Ont.; brother-in-law, Bill Chisholm, Ontario; three
stepgrandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Mary Chisholm;
brother, Leo Chisholm. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 29, in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, Father Bernard
MacAdam officiating. Interment of ashes will be in Glen Baird Cemetery. Donations may be
made in his memory to a charity of choice.


OBIT       #      4068     –     HALIFAX          HERALD        –     28     AUGUST        2002
ROSS, Catherine Rosaline - 84, 11 Bruce St., Trenton, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Lochaber, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Marion (Boggs)
MacGrath. She was a member of First United Church, Trenton, Trenton Card Club and Hillside
Senior Citizens Club. Surviving are daughters, Mertie (Gordon) Garrison, Hamilton, Ont.; Sharon
(Jim) Carmichael, Margaree Valley, Cape Breton; Brenda (Chris) Davison, Truro; 15
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Myrtle Atkins, New Glasgow; Thelma Smith,
Trenton; brothers, Kennedy, Delbert (Elizabeth), both of Eight Island Lake; Lloyd, Lochaber;
Carl (Nita), East River St. Marys; Edward (Dorothy), Oshawa, Ont.; nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Ross; sons, Gordon, Etsel; brothers Dan, Cheslie.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral service 2 p.m.
Friday in First United Church, Trenton, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial in Hillside
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.


OBIT       #     4069      –     HALIFAX       HERALD          –    13     NOVEMBER         1997
ROSS, Etsel A. - 59, Victoria, B.C., formerly of Trenton and Prince Edward Island, died October
30, 1997, in Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria. Born in South Lochaber, Guysborough Co., he was
a son of Catherine R. (McGrath) Ross, Trenton, and the late Alexander C. Ross. He was a
member of the United Church of Canada. He had served with the Canadian Army for several
years. He owned and operated E.A.R. Hearing Services, Prince Edward Island, for many years,
and was a self-employed businessman dealing in real estate in Victoria. He was a boxing
enthusiast and during his Army service won numerous bouts and a Canadian championship. He
was a boxing official at the Montreal Olympics; was active in the Amateur Boxing Association of
Prince Edward Island, and was president of the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association, Maritime
Division. for several years. For many years, he was involved with fundraising for many charitable
organizations, as well as a coach and organizer in boxing, baseball and hockey. Surviving are his
wife, the former Joan Layton, Victoria; his children's mother, Sadie Foster, Palm Springs, Calif.;
daughter, Linda (Mrs. Charles Smith), Prince Edward Island; sons, Glenn, Stevie, Vancouver;
Etsel (Buddy), Alberta; Eddie, Paradise Island; sisters, Mertie (Mrs. Gordon Garrison), Hamilton;
Sharon (Mrs. James Carmichael), Margaree Valley; Brenda (Mrs. Chris Davison), Sydney;
brother, Gordon, Hamilton; eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a granddaughter.
Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday in First United Church, Trenton, Rev. Stephen Fram
officiating. No flowers by request. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society or Nova Scotia Lung
Association. Arrangements entrusted to P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT        #     4070      –      HALIFAX         HERALD        –     29    AUGUST         2002
GIFFIN, Cecil Ashley - 84, MacCarthy Place, Pictou, died Tuesday, August 27, 2002, in
Shiretown Nursing Home. Born in Goldboro, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the late Graham
and Addie (Myers) Giffin. An overseas war veteran, Cecil served as a Gunner in the Central
Mediterranean area, United Kingdom and Continental Europe. He received the 1939-1945 Star,
Italy Star, France/Germany Star, and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Cecil was
a well respected taxi driver for many years in Pictou. Surviving are his nieces, Melanie, Maria
and Maxine, Ontario; nephews, Dana and Graham Giffin, British Columbia; cousins in Pictou
County, and Goldboro; he is also survived by his close companion, Annie Jane Murray and
family. He was predeceased by his brother, John Myers; and sister, Maxine Crowell. Visitation
will be 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. Friday, in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou, Rev. Iona
MacLean officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. No flowers by request, donations in his
memory may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4071 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 AUGUST 2002
DEAN, Reginald - 88, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Cottage Street, New Glasgow, passed
away Wednesday, August, 28, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son
of the late William and Lilly ( Matthews) Dean. Reg was a resident of New Glasgow for most of
his life. Reg and his late wife Sadie, operated a confectionary store on High Street for a number
of years. He was also a janitor with the former St. John's School and Acadia Street School. Reg
was an avid horse racing enthusiast, he was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch
34, New Glasgow. He was a member of Trinity United Church. Surviving are sisters, Irene Wall,
Oshawa, Ont.; Edna Finley, Glen Haven Manor; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by his wife, the former Sadie MacLean; brothers, Colin and Charles; sister, Mamie McCarron. No
visitation by request. Funeral service 2 p.m. today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, Rev.
Jim Webber- Cook officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in memory of Reg may
be made to Glen Haven Manor Bus Fund or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4072 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 AUGUST 2002
PELERINE, Elizabeth Ann - 101, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of 521 Mountain Rd., New
Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2002, in the manor. Born in River Bourgeois, she
was a daughter of the late Isaac and Pauline (Fougere) Richard. She was a member of Saint John
The Baptist Roman Catholic Church and a former member of the Altar Society and C.W.L.
Surviving are daughters, Anna Pelerine, New Glasgow; Helen (John) Richards, New Glasgow;
Mary (Don) Cameron, Antigonish; Pauline Olsen, Florida, U.S.A.; sons, Henry (Kaye), New
Glasgow; Gregory (Linda), Stoney Creek, Ont.; half-brother, Murdock, River Bourgeois; 32
grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband, David; son, Art; grandsons, Mark Cameron, Michael Pelerine and
Leslie Richards; brother, Sam; half-brothers, David, Isaac and Joseph; half-sisters, Margaret and
Sophie. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R. H. Porter Funeral Home; New Glasgow.
Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church,
Rev. Regis Halloran officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to a
charity of choice.


OBIT # 4073 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 AUGUST 2002
STEELE, William Joseph "Bill" - Teeswater, Ont., passed away August 13, 2002. Born in
Georgetown, P.E.I., and who in later life spent several years in Pictou, where he had made many
friends while working at the former Dominion store, moving on to Toronto where he married and
raised his family. He retired from Massey Ferguson Canada Auto Workers Local 439 after 31
years of service. He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Michael (Patsy), Port Perry, Ont.;
Darrell, Teeswater, Ont.; Billy (Marlene), Oshawa, Ont.; daughter, Beverly Ann, North York,
Ont.; grandchildren, Kirk, Kyle, Keith, Billy, Brandon; brothers, Garf and Lester (Sandra),
Toronto; John, Halifax; Percy (Theresa), Pictou; sister, LaVerne (Ronald) Battist, Pictou; many
nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Lauretta (Farrell) Steele; sister,
Lois Fanning; brother, Chessel. Visitation was held in Greg Roberts Funeral Home and funeral
service was held in Sacred Heart Church, Mildmay, Ont.


OBIT # 4074 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 JULY 1972
Philip Hartling, 72yrs of 314 Hudson St died Thursday at the Aberdeen Hospital. Son of the late
George and Emma Chapman Hartling. Born in Port Dufferin Guys Co, he was employed with
Acadia Coal Company for over 40yrs, he retired in 1965. He was a member of Christ Church in
Stellarton. Surviving are his wife the Former (Christina Fortune), and one daughter (Delilh) Mrs
David Hughes of Dartmouth. Four sisters (Winifred) Monk of Ont, (Ann) Mrs George Pace of
Halifax, (Viola) Morring of River Herbert, Miss (Delilh) Hartling of Halifax and one brother
(Roland) of Mass U.S.A. Two sisters and two brothers predeceased him. The Body is at H.C
MacQuarrie Funeral Home in New Glasgow. Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation.


OBIT # 4075 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 AUGUST 2002
CHAPMAN, John Matthew "Jack" - 67, Prince Street, Pictou, died Thursday, August 29, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Rencontre West, Nfld., he was a son of the late
William and Julia (Spencer) Chapman. Jack served in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian
Coast Guard before going to work at Pictou Industries in 1967 as a plater, retiring in 1991. He
enjoyed fishing, hunting and was especially talented at woodworking. He was a very loving
husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters, Vicki MacLean
(Steven), Merigomish; Julia (Howie Stacey), Trenton; Lori, Pictou; sons, Paul (Doreen),
Plymouth; Jeff (Lorianne), Port Coquitlam, B.C.; grandchildren, Natasha, Corey, Michael, John,
Robert, Lauren, Maggie, Bailley, Dawson; chosen granddaughters, Brianna and Noelle; sisters,
Ethel Pelley, Halifax; Bertha Rose, Dartmouth; Betty Stickland, Mount Pearl, Nfld.; brother, Bill,
Pictou. He was predeceased by brother, James; twin sister at birth; brothers-in-law, Clarence Rose
and Clayton Pelley. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in
McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in St. James
Anglican Church, Pictou, Rev. William White officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial
Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to the
Pictou Branch of Victorian Order of Nurses or Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
OBIT # 4076 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 AUGUST 2002
GRANT, Philip Gregory - 50, 169 Albert St., New Glasgow, passed away Friday, August 30,
2002, at a summer residence in Chance Harbour. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Helen B.
(Mason) Grant, Malignant Cove and the late Timothy A. Grant. He was a caretaker for the Town
of New Glasgow. He was a member of Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and Trinity
United Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Aileen Marie Macdonald; daughters, Amanda
Marie Grant, British Columbia; Stephanie Ann Grant, at home; sisters, Patsy (Peter) MacLean,
Malignant Cove; Penny (John) McMullin, New Glasgow; Faye (Bill) Fraser, Antigonish; Paula
(Wayne) MacDonald, Pomquet; Pamela (Hans) Poolman, Amsterdam; Lesley (Alain) LeBlanc,
Summerside; brothers, Tim (Donna), Trenton; Danny (Brenda), Stellarton; Mickey (Shirley),
New Glasgow; David (Debbie), Stellarton; Ron (Sharon), MacLellans Brook; Christopher
(Terry), Calgary; Peter (Elanie), Calgary; Gregory (Debbie), Newmarket; mother-in-law, Lois
Macdonald; brothers-in-law, Fraser and Edwin Macdonald. He was predeceased by father-in-law,
Doug Macdonald; sister-in-law, Alda Macdonald. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4, 7-9
p.m. Monday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Tuesday in Trinity United Church, Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Burial in Lorne Street
Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Brain Tumor Research) or
Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada.


OBIT # 4077 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 AUGUST 2002
MacLEOD (Boran), Alice E. - Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of 325 MacLean St. and
168 Grant St., New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Friday, August 30, 2002, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born November 15, 1911, she was a daughter of the late William and
Susan (Wilson) Boran, Springhill. She was a member of Trinity United Church in New Glasgow,
where she was active in Unit C, when her health permitted. She is survived by her daughter,
Delthia Ann McLean (George G.), Green Hill; stepson, W. Ross MacLeod (Joan), Black Point;
grandchildren, Susan McLean (David Jones), Cambridge, Kings Co.; Shelley (David Cullen),
Sherri (Cyril Duggan), Coldbrook, Kings Co.; John A. (Barbara), Green Hill; David (Stacey),
Fredericton; Paul, Green Hill; 12 great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, John MacLeod (Ann),
Stellarton; Ann (Alex Carlos), Bedford; Jennifer (Terry Weir), Stellarton; seven step great-
grandchildren; brothers, Wallace (Violet), Kalbec, Cumberland Co.; Earl (Blanche), Montreal.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Delbert A. McCormick; her second husband, J.O.
MacLeod; grandson, Peter G. McLean; four sisters and four brothers. At the request of the
deceased, her remains have been donated to Dalhousie Medical Research. There will be no
visitation or funeral service. A graveside committal service will be held in Durham Cemetery at a
later date. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association or Unit C of Trinity United Church,
New Glasgow. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New
Glasgow.


OBIT # 4078 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 SEPTEMBER 2002
CARROLL, Robertina "Ina" - 87, 134 North Foord St., Stellarton, died Saturday, August 31,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Fifeshire, Scotland, she was a daughter of the
late Thomas and Isabel (Mackie) Smillie. She was a resident of Stellarton for most of her life
where she was a member of Sharon St. John United Church as well as a member of Harmony
Chapter 25, Order of the Eastern Star. She was the last surviving member of her immediate
family. Surviving are son, Tom (Pat), West Hill, Ont.; daughters, Joan (David) Meisener,
Wolfville; Cheryl (Brian) Munro, Plymouth, Pictou Co.; grandchildren, Kevin and Chris Carroll,
Cindy and Trent Meisener, Colin and Laurie Munro; four great-grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband, Clarence "Dood" Carroll; sisters, Effie and Mae. Cremation to take
place. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, in H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, where a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday,
Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial of ashes will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. No flowers
by request. Donations in memory of Ina may be made to a charity of ones choice.


OBIT # 4079 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 SEPTEMBER 2002
MacLEOD, William Ross - 72, Point Forty Four, Pictou Co., passed away Monday, September 2,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, December 8, 1929, he was a son
of the late John Oswald and Sarah Grant (MacDonald) MacLeod. He had been a resident of Point
Forty Four for the past eight years prior to which he resided in Black Point for some 25 years and
Stellarton. Ross was a member of Little Harbour Presbyterian Church. He attended Stellarton
Schools, Horton Academy and Mount Allison Commercial College. His working life was spent in
the heating business and he was passionate about sailboats and golf. Ross was past master of
Keith Lodge 23 AF and AM, Mount Lebanon Chapter, Orient Council R and SM, Malta
Preceptory and was a charter member of the Central Shrine Club. He is survived by his wife,
Joan, Point Forty Four; son, John (Ann) MacLeod, Stellarton; daughters, Jennifer (Terry) Weir,
Stellarton; Anne (Sandy) Carlas, Bedford; grandchildren, Sarah and Katherine Carlas, Andrew,
Donald and Hannah Weir, Ingrid and Rhys MacLeod. His remains will rest in the H. C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, Rev. Joanne Vines officiating. Burial
will be in Church Brook Cemetery, Little Harbour. Donations in Ross's memory may be made to
Canadian Cancer Society. "Give me a good ship, a fair wind and a peaceful harbour that I may
safely anchor at the end of the day."


OBIT # 4080 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 SEPTEMBER 2002
McGIBBON, Charles Mason P.Eng. - New Glasgow, died suddenly August 31, 2002, at his home
in Chance Harbour. Born in St. Stephen, N.B., June 17, 1920, he was a son of the late William
and Jessie McGibbon. Charlie was a graduate of Mount Allison University and the Nova Scotia
Technical College. Charlie cherished his time at Mount Allison and remained an active alumnus.
He was employed by Nova Scotia Power for 32 years, retiring in 1980 as superintendent of the
Trenton Thermal Generating Plant. Honoured with the Centennial Merit Award in 1987, for
outstanding service to the engineering profession in Nova Scotia, Charlie was a life member of
the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia. Charlie's life centered on his family,
who loved him dearly. He had a true interest in and a love of people. He will be greatly missed by
his family and many friends. A much loved husband, father and grandfather, Charlie is survived
by Millie, his wife of 58 years and his children, Blake (Celine), Montreal; M'Ellen Mathers
(Harry), Halifax; Susan Bowden (Richard), Osaka; Nancy Carpenter (Steve), New Glasgow;
Sandra Marshall (Dave), Sydney; Bill (Helen), Abercrombie; Barb Lane (Brian), Halifax;
grandchildren, Marie-Eve and Rachel McGibbon, Melissa, Harry and Michael Mathers, Amanda
(Gabe Gil), Jessie and Emily Bowden, Lisa, Peter and John David Carpenter, Jason and Stephanie
Marshall, Courtney, Kayley and Kelsey McGibbon, Brenna and Alex Lane; great-grandson,
Emiliano Bowden-Gil; sister, Isabel Irwin, Fredericton; several nieces and nephews. Visitation
will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be
held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, Little Harbour.
Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aberdeen
Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.
OBIT # 4081 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 SEPTEMER 2002
McMULLEN, Wayne Albert - 53, First Street, Trenton, died Monday, September 2, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Walter Daniel
and Kay (Lumsden) McMullen. He had been employed with Nova Scotia Power Trenton
Generating Station for over 30 years in the Instrumentation Shop, retiring in 1999. He was a
member of First United Church, Trenton. He was a past Warrant Officer with Trenton Air Cadets,
Squadron 397 and in earlier years, had held the Maritime Coaster Derby Championship for two
consecutive years. He had been a former member of the Square Circle Boxing Club, Trenton and
goalie with the Nova Scotia Power hockey team. Wayne was an avid hunter and fisherman, a
pastime he greatly enjoyed at his cottage at Eden Lake. Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Brenda
Elizabeth (Phalen); daughter, April Dawn McMullen, Trenton; son, Patrick Wayne "Pat" (Terri)
McMullen, Trenton; sisters, Karen Hamilton, New Glasgow; Debbie (Troy) Miller, Merigomish;
Phyllis Tree, Westville; brothers, Randy (Brenda) McMullen, Trenton; Stephen (Donna)
McMullen, Linacy; grandson, Luke Edward Johnstone (McMullen). Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m.
Wednesday in First United Church, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Interment in Heatherdale
Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4082 – HALIFAX HEALD – 3 SEPTEMBER 2002
USSAILIS, Myrtle Thelma - 97, 112 Maple Ave., New Glasgow, died Thursday, August 29,
2002, in Florence, Mass., at the home of her son. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of
the late Samuel and Mary Stewart MacQuarrie. She was a resident of New Glasgow until 1930
moving to reside in Massachusetts, where she married in 1932 in Waltham, Mass. She finally
settled in Wakefield, Mass., in 1943. She worked as a sales clerk from 1952-1968. She returned
to New Glasgow with her husband in 1968. She resided with her son for the past six years in
Florence, Mass. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are son, James S. Ussailis,
Florence, Mass.; granddaughter, Catherine E. Ussailis, Florence, Mass.; grandson, James S.
Ussailis (Tara); great-granddaughter, Julia, both of Williamsburg, Mass. She was predeceased by
her husband, James Ussailis who died June 15, 1969. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus
Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, where funeral service will be
held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Burial will be in Greenvale
Cemetery, Greenvale, Pictou Co., Wednesday, September 4.


OBIT # 4083 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 SEPTEMBER 2002
FRASER, Georgie Mildred - 88, Dartmouth, passed away September 3, 2002, in Dartmouth
General Hospital. Born in Trenton, she was a daughter of the late Alec and Maude (Rhindress)
Schurman. Family, music and writing poetry played a big part in her life. Surviving are
daughters, Carol (William) Parks, Dartmouth; Gail Korol, Oakville, Ont.; sisters, Ina MacDonald,
New Glasgow; Laurien Long, Jean Carr, both of Amherst; brother, Walter, Sykesville, Maryland;
grandchildren, Lynn (Stephen) Wilson, Lower Sackville; Heather Parks, Vancouver; Andrea
Parks, Comox, B.C.; Christopher and Heather Korol, both of Mississauga, Ont. She was
predeceased by her husband, Clayton; sister, Florence Green; brother, Hilbert; son-in-law,
William Korol. No visiting by request. Burial in Auburn Cemetery, Westville, 4 p.m. today. A
family memorial will be held in Oakwood Terrace. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Canadian Diabetes Association.
OBIT # 4084 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 SEPTEMBER 2002
GREEN, Leslie Kerr - 85, 209 Linden Ave., New Glasgow, passed away suddenly at home
September 2, 2002. Born in Sunnybrae in 1917, he was a son of the late Mary Harris
(MacDonald) and Henry Green. Leslie worked at Trenton Works during the Second World War,
in the gun shop. After the war, he was employed with Fraser, Mason and Fraser. He went with the
"Bridge and Building", department of CNR as a carpenter in 1955 and retired from there in 1982.
Leslie served as a volunteer fireman in New Glasgow for more than 30 years, retiring in 1998. He
was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. He is survived
by his wife, Grace (MacPhee); daughters, Faye Haley, Digby; Anne (Grant) Caldwell, New
Glasgow; sons, Alan (Betty), Lyons Brook; Paul (Mary), Edmonton; Lee, Nashville; 10
grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sister, Mary MacKinnon, New Glasgow; brother, Bill,
Liverpool. He was predeceased by sister, Norma (Diggins); brothers, Walter, Stanley, Harry and
Arnold; granddaughter, Lesley (Roddick). Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter
Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.


OBIT # 4085 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 SEPTEMBER 2002
McCULLY, ARCHIE L. - 36, Wharton, Cumberland Co., passed away suddenly Monday,
September 2, 2002, in Kirkhill, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Parrsboro, he
was the son of Donald and Mona (Spicer) McCully, Port Greville. He was employed as an edger
man and sawyer with C.E. Harrison and Son in Halfway River for many years. He is survived by
his wife, the former Patricia Gilbert; daughter, Clarissa; son, Nicholas, both of Parrsboro; paternal
grandmother, Juanita Morris, Fox River. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in Smith's Funeral Home,
Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in Grace United Church, Port Greville, Rev. James Bushell
officiating. Committal in Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to
Grace United Church or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4086 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 AUGUST 2002
DEALE, A. Cameron - 55, Elmsvale, passed away peacefully at home on August 22, 2002. Born
in      Elmsvale,       he     was      a      son      of      the      late     Lloyd     and
Hazel (Stewart) Deale. For many years, he operated a garage and was a self-employed trucker.
He         enjoyed         farming,       hunting        and         his       best       times
were spent with his grandchildren and lending a helping hand to others. Surviving are his wife,
the           former            Jeanie          Deyarmond;             daughters,          Julie
(Craig) Westhaver, Sober Island; Crystal, Elmsvale; grandchildren, Dylan "Boo", Jordan
"Noonie", Shay-Lynn, Brody "Spooker"; brothers, Lloyd, Elderbank; Robert, Richard, both of
Elmsvale; Fred, Upper Musquodoboit; John, Alberta; foster sister, Lynda Stewart, Middle
Musquodoboit. He was predeceased by sister, Marjorie Ellen and brother, Phillip. Cremation has
taken place. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, both in St.
James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Burial to follow in
Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are
under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.


OBIT # 4087 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 SEPTEMBER 2002
FRASER, Ora Mae - 88, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Stellarton, passed away
Wednesday, September 4, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she
was a daughter of the late Theodore and Lillian (Brown) Stroud. She had been a resident of Glen
Haven Manor for the past two years having previously resided on Pleasant Street in Stellarton for
some 50 years. Ora was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, and was a member of
Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Stellarton, Branch 28 . She was employed for many
years at the Jubilee Theatre in Stellarton. Surviving are daughter, Barbara Ann (Gerald) Davis,
Ottawa; son, Charles George (Peter), Ontario; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
brother, William (Muriel) Stroud, New Glasgow; Ernest (Florence) Stroud, Stellarton; sister,
Hazel MacDonald, Thorburn; sister-in-law, Lillian Stroud, Plymouth Park. Ora was predeceased
by her husband Charles; brother, Theodore (Dimp); half-sister, Jean Buell. Visitation will be 3-5,
7-9 p.m. today in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, where funeral service will be held
at 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial
Gardens.



OBIT # 4088 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 SEPTEMBER 2002
FRASER (Charrier), Brenda Frances May - 53, 413 Dunbar Ave., New Glasgow, formerly of
Westville and Trenton, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at home. Born in New
Glasgow, she was a daughter of Leata (Grover) Frase, Hillside and the late Alva Fraser. She was
an L.P.N. having worked at Shiretown Nursing Home and the Odd Fellows Home. She was a
former hairdresser. She was a member of Tops 3000 Trenton, L.T.B.A. Westville and a former
Brownie and Girl Guide leader. Surviving are daughter, Kelli (David) Skinner, New Glasgow;
son, Jason Marc Charrier, Toronto; sisters, Geneva and Evelyne Fraser, both of Trenton; brothers,
Edwin (Pat), Lewis, Barry, Albert, Donald, all of Hillside; Joseph (Velvet), Trenton; Ian, New
Glasgow; several nieces and nephews; companion, Lawrence Sangster; special family friend,
Alfie MacLean. She was predeceased by former husband, Philip Charrier. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Saturday, Pastor Helen Christie officiating. Cremation to follow. Family flowers only. Donations
may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Red Cross Society, Aberdeen Hospital Palliative
Care Unit, Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4089 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 SEPTEMBER 2002
McKAY, Mary Eleanor - 92, River Road, Churchville, formerly of Elm Street, New Glasgow,
passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, surrounded by her loving
family, Wednesday, September 4, 2002. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late
Clarence and Frances (Kent) Potts. She was a resident of River Road, Churchville, for the past
year, prior to that, lived on Belmont Street, Stellarton, for three years but spent most of her
married life on Elm Street, New Glasgow. She was a member of the Trinity United Church. Mary
was a former member of the U.C.W. and had taught Explorers. She was a graduate of Normal
College, Truro and had taught school up until the time she married. Mary was an avid bridge
player. She was the beloved mother and mother-in-law to Donna and husband Peter Walters,
Pickering, Ont.; Muriel and husband Bob Hines, River Road, Churchville. She is also survived by
grandchildren, Amy (David) Hood, Stellarton; Allan Hines, Halifax; Laura Hines, at home; sister,
Eldora (Tom) Kinnear, Stellarton. She was predeceased by her husband, Emerson; son, James;
brothers, Charles, Clarence, Robert; sisters, Jean and Muriel. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Saturday in Trinity United Church, Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Burial will be in Thorburn
Cemetery. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Trinity United Church or Thorburn
Cemetery Fund.


OBIT # 4090 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 SEPTEMBER 2002
ALLEN (MacLean), Margaret Clara - 93, formerly of River John, died in Maritime Oddfellows
Home, Friday, September 6, 2002. Born in Louisville, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and
Laura (MacConnell) MacLean. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She
attended school in River John, at 16 years went to Boston to work as a nanny. Five years later,
she returned to marry Kenneth MacLean and settled in West Branch where they farmed and
raised their family. In 1957, they moved to Riverton where they worked as matron and
superintendant of Pictou County Hospital. They retired in River John where she enjoyed her
church and community, her greatest joy was her large family. Due to failing health, she moved to
the IOOF Home, Pictou in 2001. She was a member of Salem United Church, life member of
UCW and member of the Women's Institute. She is survived by son, Grant (Jean), Scotsburn;
daughters, Isabel, Dartmouth; Ruth (Fletcher), West Branch; Kathleen (Carman), Windsor, Ont.;
Sharon (Donnie), Scotsburn; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by
her first husband, Kenneth; second husband, Dan Allen; twins; grandson; son-in-law; sisters,
Myrtle Jean, brother, George. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in MacLeods Funeral Home, River
John. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Salem United Church, River John, Rev. Carman
Burns officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald Sutherland. Burial in West Branch Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to Salem United Church, IOOF Home or a charity of choice.

OBIT       #      4091      –     EVENING        NEWS         –      9      JUNE        1954
SIX MILE BROOK- On May 9, on his ninety-third birthday at the house of his son, John Y.
Ferguson, Bay Head, GEORGE FERGUSON passed quietly away. He was married to (Tena)
Christena Gunn of Six Mile Brook, who predeceased him two years ago. Their only daughter
(Jenny), the late Mrs. B. Manning of MacBain's Corner, died in 1952. His funeral service was
held from Earltown Church.


OBIT       #     4092      –     HALIFAX        HERALD        –      9    SEPTEMBER          2002
MacVICAR, Angus "John" - 105, died September 7, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born July 6, 1897, in Merigomish, he was a son of the late Angus and Isabel (Wilkinson)
MacVicar. He resided in New Glasgow for over 90 years and a resident of Glenhaven Manor in
the last few years. After high school, he was employed with CNR for 45 years, as a foreman in
later years. Surviving are son, John (Catherine), Brantford, Ont.; daughter, Isabel, North Sydney;
only grandchild, David and his wife Stephanie, Toronto. He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes
(Murphy); son, William; brother, Lawrence. No visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated 2 p.m. today in St. John The Baptist Church, New Glasgow. Burial in the family plot
in Holy Cross Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home,
New Glasgow.


OBIT       #     4093      –  HALIFAX        HERALD         –     9    SEPTEMBER         2002
TURNER, John Henry - 88, formerly of St. Paul, Pictou Co., Scotsburn and Halifax, passed away
September 7, 2002, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of
the late Harry and Nettie (Cumminger) Turner. Surviving are sons, James (Donna), Bedford; Otis
(Sharon), Lower Sackville; daughters, Nettie, Rhonda and Diane Turner, all of Halifax; eight
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter, Helen MacKay;
brother, Ernest; sisters, Audrey Hutter, Kathleen Johnson; stepmother, Ina. Visitation 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where his funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Wednesday. Burial in Bridgeville Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to Glen Haven
Manor.


OBIT       #     4094      –     HALIFAX          HEALD        –     10     SEPTEMBER           2002
WORTHYLAKE, Dr. Millan Grant - 80, Kentville, passed away September 8, 2002, at home
surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness. Born July 21, 1922, in Stellarton, he was the
son of the late Prescott and Florence (Matthews) Worthylake. He graduated from Dalhousie
Medical School in 1954, and practised medicine for over 40 years, primarily in Kentville. He was
a veteran of the Second World War, serving as a navigator with the 220 Squadron of the R.C.A.f.
Following the war, he served in the Naval Reserve, and later was medical officer for the West
Nova Scotia Regiment. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pauline Portsmouth; daughters,
Patricia (Glenn) deMolitor, Shelburne; Kathryn (James) Corbett, Bridgewater; sons, Ian (Nancy),
Peter (Betsy), Michael (Nancy), all of Kentville; grandchildren, Nicholas, Simon, Elizabeth,
Keven, Brian, Janice, Darcy and Thea; sisters, Juanita (Gerald) Wilcox, Hantsport; Mavis
(Robert) Murray, Antigonish. He was predeceased by his son, Gregory. He was a member of the
Kings County Historical Society, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Gyros, and past member of
the Lions Club. He was a member of the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen, where he
served on the finance committee. In his retirement, he was an avid reader, traveler, fisherman and
wine-maker, and was active with the Kentville Curling Club and Dukes of Kent. Of importance to
Grant were his family, patients and friends, including his "Fishing Buddies", with whom he spent
many memorable hours. Regular Worthylake gatherings were a source of happiness and pride. No
visitation by request. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, September 12, in the United Church of St.
Paul and St. Stephen, Kentville, Rev. Dr. Randy Crozsman officiating. Interment in Elm Grove
Cemetery, Steam Mill. Family flowers only, memorial donations to the Greg Worthylake
Memorial Bursary, c/o the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, the Victorian Order of
Nurses Kings Branch or Valley Regional Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements are
entrusted to H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, Kentville.


OBIT       #     4095    –    HALIFAX         HERALD         –    11    SEPTEMBER           2002
LYNDS, Robert Lawrence - 69, Truro, passed away September 10, 2002, in Colchester Regional
Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Harold and May (Wilson) Lynds.
Robert was a long-time resident of the Mira Home for Special Care and Glenview Lodge Nursing
Home. He is survived by brother-in-law, Elmer Archibald, Brentwood; niece, Judy Purdy,
Halifax; nephew, Scott Archibald, Ontario. He was predeceased by sister, Elaine Archibald. No
visitation by request. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in Colchester Community
Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Burial will take place in Old
Barns Cemetery.


OBIT       #    4096     –     HALIFAX       HERALD         –     12    SEPTEMBER        2002
CHISHOLM, James Ronald - 71, Church Street, Pictou, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002, at
home. Born in Economy, he was a son of the late James and Muriel (Marsh) Chisholm. Ron was
a member of the Pictou United Church, long-time Elder and Steward, and was deeply committed
to the children of Pictou United Church, serving as treasurer of the Sunday school for over 40
years. He was also a dedicated member and treasurer of New Caledonia Masonic Lodge 11,
Pictou. An avid bowler, he was a retired employee of Heather Lanes Bowling, where he worked
as a mechanic. Ron was always willing to help others, and donated generously over the years to
numerous charities. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Corkum), Pictou; daughter, Darlene
Chisholm, Toronto; brothers, Emerson (Donna), Woodstock, Ont.; Sheldon, Pictou; Logan,
Sutherland's River; George (Sylvia), Springton, P.E.I.; Arthur (Marion), Enfield; sisters, Rena
Marie Arbuckle, Sutherland's River; Geneva Chisholm, Pictou; nieces and nephews. Visiting 2-4,
7-9 p.m. Friday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in Pictou
United Church, Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial
Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and
Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.


OBIT      #     4097     –     HALIFAX        HERALD         –     12   SEPTEMBER         2002
FULMER, Norma Glendine - 84, New Glasgow, died Tuesday, September 10, 2002, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Marquis, Sask., August 8, 1918, she was a daughter of the late
Lester Archibald and Alice (Fraser) Culton. She enjoyed life on the Prairies until the family
returned to Stellarton, where Norma attended high school and secretarial college. Norma was a
member of Trinity United Church, The New Glasgow, Gyrettes and a secretary and office
manager for many years with Acadia Coal, Doctors Sproull and Hyslop and in later years at
Aberdeen Hospital OR where she worked as a ward clerk. She fought a courageous battle with
Parkinson's. Norma was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and is missed by all
who knew and loved her. Surviving are her husband, Jerry, New Glasgow; sons, Kert (Maria) and
grand-daughters, Jessica, Francesca and grandson, Logan, all of Halifax; Terry (Margaret),
granddaughter Margo and grandson, John all of Halifax; beloved cousins Girvan and Bill Fraser,
Ruth (Ross) Fraser. Norma was predeceased by brothers, Melvin and Girvan. Cremation to take
place. The family will receive visitors from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home,
New Glasgow. A public memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Trinity United Church,
New Glasgow, Lori Crocker D.M. officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Heatherdale
Memorial Gardens, Alma. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Norma may be
made to the Parkinson's Society of Canada, Maritime Region, Canadian National Institute for the
Blind or Trinity United Church.


OBIT       #    4098      –    HALIFAX        HERALD        –     12   SEPTEMBER          2002
McNEIL (Forward), John Francis - 75, River John, died Saturday, September 7, 2002, in Lillian
Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Carbonear, Nfld., he was a son of the late
Henry F. and Christena (McNeil) Forward. He was a trucker and bus driver. He is survived by his
daughters, Evelyn (Jim), Glace Bay; June (Terry), Saint John, N.B.; son, Alexander, Sudbury,
Ont.; brother, Henry (Elaine), River John; sisters, Faye (Joe) Howell, Glace Bay; Elizabeth
(George) Budge, Glace Bay; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his wife, Dorothy; companion of many years, Jean Holmes; sister, Annie; son, Robert in infancy.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Friday in MacLeods Funeral Home, River
John, where memorial service will be held 8 p.m. Friday, Rev. Jeannette Fleischer officiating.
Ashes will be scattered in Glace Bay.

OBIT       #       4099       –      EVENING        NEWS         –      16     JULY         1980
WESTVILLE- MRS. MARY AGNES MacLAUGHLIN, North Street, died Tuesday in the
Aberdeen Hospital at the age of 77. Born in Goldboro, Guys.Co., she was a daughter of the late
Joseph and Margaret (Welch) Cottie. Mrs. MacLaughlin was a member of the Church of the Holy
Name. Surviving are a son, Elwood, Westville;5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. Also
surviving are a sister, Mrs. Clara Richardson, Vancouver, B.C.; a brother, James, Stellarton. She
was predeceased by her husband, John James in 1966; a sister, Mrs. Annie Robinson; 5 brothers,
Simon, Joseph, William, Fred and Francis. The remains are resting at the Eagles Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held Friday at 10 o'clock from the Church of the Holy Name.
Internment will be in the church cemetery.


OBIT      #     4100      –     HALIFAX         HERALD        –    13     SEPTEMBER          2002
MacINTOSH, Donald William P.Eng. (Ret.'d) - 66, Dartmouth, passed away September 11,
2002, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Julie
(Smith) and Louis MacIntosh. He graduated from Acadia University with a B.Sc. and a diploma
in engineering. Donald continued his education graduating from Nova Scotia Technical College
in 1959, with a bachelor of civil engineering. After graduating, his first job was with the
Department of Highways in St. John's, Nfld., later he worked for Bowaters in Corner Brook,
Nfld. Donald returned to Nova Scotia in 1964 and worked for 30 years with the Department of
Transportation. He retired in 1994 as director of engineering. Don was an avid bowler and will be
remembered for his quick wit and his sense of humor. He was a member of the Association of
Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia and also a former steward of the Woodlawn United
Church. Don was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Fern
Purdy; daughter, Heidi (Hilton Botma), Dartmouth; son, Darren (Jacqui), Dartmouth;
granddaughter, Grace, Dartmouth; sisters, Joan (Lawrence "Yud") MacKinnon, New Glasgow;
Shirley (Alden) McCully, Amherst; aunt, Jessie DeWolfe, Stellarton; brothers-in-law, Roy
(Eileen) Purdy, Corner Brook, Nfld. and Ed (Anne) Purdy, St. John's, Nfld.; mother-in-law, Mrs.
Pearl Purdy, Glenbrook Lodge, St. John's, Nfld.; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3-
5 p.m. Sunday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 2
p.m. Monday in Woodlawn United Church, Rev. Gordon Murray officiating. A reception to
follow in the funeral home. Private family burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Dartmouth General Hospital or a charity of choice.
"Forever in our hearts."


OBIT # 4101 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 SEPTEMBER 2002
WHITE, William Parker - 88, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Second Street,
Trenton, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2002, in the manor. Born in Pictou, he was a son
of the late Joe and Minnie (White) White. He was retired from Trenton Works. He is survived by
his wife, the former Margaret A. Fraser; daughters, Marilyn Lockhart, Hamilton, Ont.; Alice (Ian)
Mattatall, Drumheller, Alta.; sons, Ernie (Heather), New Glasgow; Lennie (Karen), Sydney;
grandchildren, Parker, Tammy, Kristy, Kim, Dave, Chris, Shauna, Adam, Lee, Joel; great-
grandchildren, Kayla, Patrick, Emily, Courtney, Dillan; brother, Ernie, Trenton. He was
predeceased by brother, Lennie. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home,
Trenton, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Mr. Fergie MacKay officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes
Association.


OBIT # 4102 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 SEPTEMBER 2002
FORBES, Alvin Henry - 88, Bedford, died September 13, 2002, at home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Stellarton, New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Ruth Forbes. He was a veteran of the
Second World War, serving with the Algonquin Regiment. He was also a P.O.W. for eight
months. Alvin retired from the Corps de Commissionaires. Surviving are his wife, Marion
(Brinton); daughter, Donna (Nil) D'eon, Bedford; sons, John Robert (Beth), Toronto, Ont.;
Brinton Alvin (Linda), North Bay, Ont.; grandchildren, Paul Brinton and Amanda Louise
Desbien; great-grandchildren, Zachery, Miranda, Nathaniel and Logan. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9
p.m. Sunday and funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552
Bayers Rd., Rev. Dr. Leslie McCurdy officiating. Burial to follow in Oakridge Memory Gardens,
Lower Sackville. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to QEII Health Sciences Centre,
Palliative Care Unit or the Victoria Order of Nurses.


OBIT # 4103 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 SEPTEMBER 2002
BEATON, Clara - 85, High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed away Thursday, September
12, 2002, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late
Gustav and Anna (Newman) Older. She was a member of St. David's Presbyterian Church,
Springhill, Springhill Senior Citizens Group and was an Avon representative for many years. She
enjoyed gardening, reading, knitting and her family. She is survived by sons, Michael Beaton,
Richmond, B.C.; Duncan (Marie) Beaton, Springhill; sisters, Betty (Donald) Fahie, Halifax; Ann
(Roy) Cameron, Montreal, Que.; grandsons, Richard Beaton, Ottawa, Ont.; Dan Beaton,
Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Terris
Beaton; infant son, John; sisters, Alfreda, Hattie, Augusta, Mary, Minnie; brother, William.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Monday, September 23, in A. H. Brown
Funeral Home, Springhill, followed immediately at 2 p.m. by a memorial service, Rev. Larry
Welch officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Donations may be made to Heart and
Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT      #     4104       –     HALIFAX         HERALD        –    20      MARCH         1964
LINACY - Funeral service for Allan J. Young a former Lunenburg native, was held from the H.
W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. W. D. Jarvis officiating. A resident of Linacy for
55 years, Mr. Young had been employed in the various mines in Pictou County and was a
member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Stewart: five sons,
Alden of Lexington, KY; Ray of Loch Broom; Parker of New Glasgow; Harvey and Ross of
Linacy; and one daughter, Miss Nellie Young, also of Linacy. Also surviving are 12
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment was in Woodburn Cemetery.


OBIT        #     4105       –     HALIFAX         HERALD          –    20      MARCH         1964
STELLARTON - Thomas Girvan Fraser, a resident of Stellarton for more than 30 years, died
early Thursday morning in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Westville 71 years ago, he was a son
of the late William and Martha Fraser. A veteran of the First World War and a captain in the
Pictou Highlanders in the Second War, he was a past president of Stellarton branch of the Royal
Canadian Legion. He farmed in the Canadian west, was a miner in Acadian # 7 and managed the
N. S. Liquor Store in Stellarton for many years. In his later years he was active in the Legion and
was presented a certificate from that organization for meritorious service. He was a member of
Western Star Lodge AF and AM in Westville and was an Oddfellow in the west. He was a charter
Kiwanian in Stellarton until his retirement in 1958. He was married to the former Elizabeth Gray
who predeceased him in the late 1920's. He is survived by two sons, Dr. James Girvan Fraser of
Kingston, ON, and William Wilson Fraser, of the Department of Education in Halifax; four
grandchildren; two sisters, Alice (Mrs. Reg. Culton) with whom he made his home in Stellarton
and Jean ( Mrs. Robert Keir) Halifax; and a brother, John Duncan, Stellarton. The remains will
rest at the home of his sister, Mrs. Culton on Pennsylvania Ave. The funeral will be held from the
Sharon St. John United Church, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment in family lot at Auburn
Cemetery, Westville.


OBIT       #     4106      –    HALIFAX        HERALD       –     16     SEPTEMBER         2002
THOMPSON, Rhoda Janette - It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our
dear mother, grandmother and friend Rhoda, September 13, 2002. Rhoda was born November 7,
1925, in Shelburne, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ella (Thompson) Buchanan. Rhoda was a
loving sister, good and faithful friend and an excellent grandmother to her four grandchildren
with whom she maintained a special relationship. A great cook, she baked pies for everyone in
the family. A fine gardener, she was known for her beautiful flowers and gardens which she
planted and maintained for 23 years at Blue Acres. She enjoyed growing her own vegetables and
strawberries. Rhoda was presented with two awards from the Nova Scotia Association of Garden
Clubs, Gardener of the Year 1987 and had a membership in the Order of the Green Thumb. She
was an avid bird watcher and appreciated the wide variety of birds that came to her feeders. She
was a top bowler and was a member of the Wednesday morning league and a former member of
the Thursday night bowling league. She enjoyed traveling and journeyed to Cuba on 17
occasions, three times with her grandchildren. Rhoda will be missed greatly by her family and
special friend Bunny Mason. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Ormond (Grant);
grandchildren, Crystal Ormond, Calgary; Nicholas Ormond, St. Andrews, Antigonish Co.; Anna
and Kate Roberts, Englishtown, Cape Breton; brothers, Gerald, Yarmouth; Chester and William
"Bill"; sisters, Lillian (Mrs. Ernest Harris), Lorna (Mrs. Milton Bower), Pauline (Mrs. Lewis
Swain), Betty (Mrs. Garfield Williams), all of Thomas Street, Shelburne; many nieces and
nephews. Rhoda was predeceased by her first husband, Wilfred A. Pelerine; son, Michael
Pelerine; second husband, Frank F. Thompson; brothers, Wallace, Warren; sisters, Joyce
Goulden, Grace Hemeon, Shirley Crooks-Ferris. Her remains have been donated, as was her
wish, for medical research at Dalhousie University. Donations may be made in her memory to the
Pictou County Food Bank, Good Shepherd's Lunch Room, Salvation Army or Pictou County
Women's Centre, 35 Riverside St., New Glasgow.


OBIT      #     4107      –    HALIFAX         HERALD        –     17     SEPTEMBER        2002
ROBINSON, Mary Louise - 61, Coleraine Plaza, Pictou, passed away peacefully at the home of
her daughter, September 15, 2002. Born October 28, 1940, she was a daughter of the late James
Ansel and Mary Bridgette Robinson. She was a member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church,
Pictou. She will be sadly missed by her sons, John Richard (Lori), Parry Sound, Ont.; Murray
Lesley (Cindy), Parry Sound, Ont.; Robert Daniel (Sharon), Pictou; daughters, Cynthia Louise
(Mrs. Bayne Barkhouse), Pictou; Debra Belle Parsons, Pictou; Miriam June (Mrs. Donald Hill),
Pictou; Melody Anne (Mrs. Darrell Fraser), Pictou; brothers, Allison, Pictou; Robert, Riverton;
sisters, Belle Crawford, Pictou; Beverly Johanson, Pictou; 19 grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; former husband and long-time partner, Kenneth Gordon McAloney, also former
husband, Murray Littler, Pictou. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, James
Ansel; her stepfather, Nils Johanson. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral
Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic
Church, Pictou, Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.


OBIT      #     4108      -    Victoria,   BC    Daily     Colonist      –      Strays
Died Mar 2, 1901 at Ottawa, ON, George Mercer DAWSON, eldest surviving son of Sir J W
DAWSON, born at Pictou, NS, born Aug 1, 1849. [full article Mar 3, 1901, pg 1]
Died Oct 22, 1901 at New Westminster, BC, Alexander MCDONALD of Victoria, BC, aged 65,
n/o Hopeville, NS. He leaves a widow and 2 sons [youngest son named Nelson MCDONALD.]
Died Oct 20, 1901 at Victoria, BC, Captain Daniel MORRISON, n/o Pictou, NS, aged 61.
Died Oct 28, 1901 at Hopewell, NS, Miss Catherine Margaret MCLEAN, nurse, sister of Mr
Donald MCLEAN, of Victoria, BC


OBIT      #     4109      –    HALIFAX        HERALD       –      18     SEPTEMBER         2002
COADY, Geneva Victoria - 70, Eureka, Pictou Co., passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2002,
in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in North River, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of
Elreta (Robar) Daniels and the late Wilbert Daniels. With her husband in the Canadian Armed
Forces, Geneva had resided in many areas of Canada. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid
reader. She was employed at the Aberdeen Hospital until retirement. Besides her mother, she is
survived by sister, Valerie Daniels (Leo Cashman), North River; brothers, Roger (Bernice), North
River; Cedric (Alice), Conquerall Mills; Carroll (Hilda), Ontario. She was predeceased by her
husband, William "Bud". Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends in Eagles
Funeral Home, Westville, Thursday from 2-4-7-9 p.m. and where her memorial service will be
held 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Norman Marple officiating. Interment will be in Auburn Cemetery,
Westville. Donations in her memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

OBIT       #    4110       –     HALIFAX       HERALD         –     18     SEPTEMBER         2002
CROCKETT, Charles Edmund "Eddy" - 78, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of 172
Rutherford St., Stellarton, died Monday, September 16, 2002, in the manor. Born in Westville, he
was a son of the late Edward Joseph and Alena (Bruce) Crockett. He was a resident of Westville
for most of his life with the exception of the past four years he spent in Glen Haven Manor and
three years in Stellarton. He worked for C.N. for some 25 years as a conductor, later going on to
work for Glasgow Metals as an iron worker, from where he retired. Surviving are his wife, the
former Joan Works, Stellarton; sons, Byron (Barb), Ottawa; Doug (Louise), Westville; daughters,
Judy (Paul) Taylor, Ontario; Sandra Avery, Bangor, Me.; grandchildren, Tasha, John, Courtney,
Coady, Laurie, Larissa, Tyler and Kristian; great-grandson, Brandon; sisters, Doris Munroe,
Westville; Alena Kennedy, Stellarton; stepson, John Wilson; stepbrothers, Gordon Cameron and
Donnie Cameron, both of Stellarton; Bill, Prince Edward Island; stepsisters, Lois, Halifax; Jean,
Lorne; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Bruce. His remains will
rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, for visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, from
where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Cremation
to follow. Burial of ashes will take place in Auburn Cemetery, Westville, at a later date. Family
flowers only please. Donations in memory of Eddy may be made to a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4111 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 SEPTEMBER 2002
ROBERTSON, Alvin Allan "Al" - 89, 6095 Coburg Rd., Halifax, passed away peacefully
September 16, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in 1913 in Hamilton, Ont., he was
the son of the late Allan and Hazel (Buchanan) Robertson. He was educated in Hamilton and
Peterborough, Ont. During the Second World War he served as a special service officer in the
Naval Reserve. He was married to Kathleen "Kay" Cumming for 61 years, lived in Halifax most
of his married life and worked with Confederation Life Group Insurance and Estate Planning
retiring as manager. He enjoyed their summer cottage at Melmerby Beach, New Glasgow. He
was a former member of the Canadian Life Underwriters Association, the Halifax Club, RNSYS,
Halifax Curling Club and Abercrombie Golf Club. Al and Kay spent many memorable winters at
Fort Myers, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sons, Allan (Stephanie), Halifax; Glen
(Marilyn), Mission, B.C.; daughter, Jean White; grandchildren, Rebecca, Christopher Stephen
Robertson, Catherine and Cynthia White, Meagan, Kate and Adam Robertson; seven great-
grandchildren. He attended St. Andrew's United Church and was a former elder. Cremation has
taken place with visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday, September 19, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home,
Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 20, in St. Andrew's
United Church, Rev. Mundy officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21,
in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, Pictou County with a gathering for family and friends at
the family cottage, Melmerby Beach, following the burial. Family flowers only, donations may be
made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4112 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 SEPTEMBER 2002
BOWES, Edwin N. - 85, Halifax, passed away September 13, 2002. Ed enjoyed life to the fullest.
He served in the RCAF during the war and had a long and satisfying career with the Prudential
Insurance Company. When he retired, he turned a long-time interest in art into a second fulfilling
career as a painter. Ed was an honorary life member of the Contemporary Arts Society. He loved
music and delighted in playing the organ for his own enjoyment and to entertain others. He was a
keen golfer and photographer and a gifted gardener. Ed is survived by and deeply missed by his
daughter and only child, Janeen and her husband Paul Miller, Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Lillian
Frizzell, Dartmouth; Dorothy Keizer, Dartmouth; Theo Fenerty, Unionville, Ont.; Mildred
Barnes, Richmond, B.C.; best friend and brother-in-law, Victor Perrin and sister-in-law Ruby,
Halifax; numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by Emma, his beloved wife of 59
years, whom he never stopped missing dearly for the rest of his life. The third son of the late
Alfred and Mabel Bowes (Dartmouth), Ed was also predeceased by brothers, Earl and Buster;
sister, Kay. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor
St., Halifax. Funeral at 11 a.m. Monday, September 16, in St. James Anglican Church, Armdale,
Archdeacon Rod Gillis officiating. Burial following in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Dartmouth.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice or St.
James Anglican Church, Armdale.


OBIT # 4113 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 SEPTEMBER 2002
GORDON, Robert Leo - 85, Folly Mountain, died September 17, 2002 at home. Born in Pictou,
he was a son of the late William and Mary (White) Gordon. He was a retired employee of L.E.
Shaw Ltd. He is survived by daughter, Donna Forshner, Folly Mountain; son, Robert (Sharon),
Halifax; sister, Margaret Doran, Halifax; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, Lena; son-in-law, Earl Forshner; brothers,
George, Billy, Stewart, Gilbert; sisters, Gladys and Alice. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in J.A. Snow
Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday,
September 20, in St. Ignatius Church, Bedford, Rev. David MacDonald officiating. Burial in Gate
of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer
Society.


OBIT # 4114 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 SEPTEMBER 2002
DRUHAN, John William - 89, passed away peacefully in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax,
September 17, 2002. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Patrick J. and Catherine M.
(Chisholm) Druham. He received his early education in Westville. At the age of 16, he qualified
as a telegrapher for the C.N.R. During his early railway career he worked as a trainman in New
Glasgow, Truro and Sydney, as well as Winnipeg, Jasper and Edmonton. In 1931, he enlisted
with the Pictou Highlanders and was commissioned as second lieutenant with the Pictou
Highlanders and was mobilized for active service. He attended Royal Military College, Kingston
and volunteered for Canloan Service with the British Seaforth Highlanders. Capt. Druhan served
with distinction as a canloan officer until discharged in 1945, having been severely wounded
during the Second World War. He returned to the C.N.R. in 1946 as a brakeman in Pictou, then
Stellarton, then as trainmaster in Stellarton. He was appointed assistant superintendent with CN in
Moncton, Fredericton and then superintendent of operations in Halifax and eventually
superintendent in Moncton. He was seconded from CNR in 1970 to serve in Kenya, Swaziland
and Ghana as an operational advisor and consultant through C.I.D.A. He married Evangeline
"Vange" Chis- holm of Mulgrave in 1940, who accompanied him on all postings and travels and
who passed away June 1994, after 54 years of a devoted marriage. He is survived by daughters,
Joan and her husband William Curry, Halifax; Karen and her husband David McBeath, Victoria,
B.C.; Mary Catherine "Kay" and her husband Andrew Crawford, Stouffville, Ont.; Genevieve
"Gene" and her husband Tony Sabatino, Oakville, Ont.; fondly remembered as keeper by 13
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. May Shepard, New Glasgow; Mercedes
(Mrs. Edward O'Reily), Hopewell; Mrs. Isabel Ingarfield, Halifax; brother, Jerome and his wife
Inga, Quebec. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Evangeline Chisholm; son, Kenneth in
infancy; sister, Kay (Mrs. Larry Herzog) (Everett, Wash., U.S.A.); brothers, James and Lonnie
(Westville); two brothers and a sister in infancy. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday,
September 20. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 21, in St. Pius X Parish
Church, Halifax, Father Albert Cosgrove officiating. Interment in Holy Name Church Cemetery,
Westville, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21, Father Donald Boudreau officiating. No flowers by
request. Donations to any charity.


OBIT # 4115 – NORTH SHORE NEWS, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – 9 AUGUST 2002
MYLREA - Isabel Roy (nee Sutherland), passed away suddenly and peacefully on August 1,
2002 at the age of 81 years. Isabel was predeceased in 1997 by her loving husband, Frank Mylrea.
She was born on April 13, 1921 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Isabel was the daughter of
William and Margaret Sutherland. She was predeceased by her brothers, Alex, Allan and Bruce,
and survived by her twin sister Mrs. Elizabeth McKinnon. Isabel completed her nursing training
at Jeffrey Hill Hospital in Quebec City and worked at the Children's Hospital in Montreal, St.
Joseph's Hospital in Victoria, and the Children's Aid Society in Vancouver. Isabel met her
beloved husband, Frank, at a University of B.C. dance and they were married in 1949. Isabel and
Frank remained happily married for 47 years. Through Frank's work as a Geological Engineer
they lived in Yellowknife, N.W.T., and Elliot Lake, Ont. They also travelled to Guyana and
Honduras, and lived in Indonesia. They resided in North Vancouver for over 30 years. Isabel was
treasured for her beautiful loving nature, her kindness and loyalty to her friends, and her immense
compassion for others. Isabel was a wonderful, loving and caring mother and grandmother. She
will be deeply missed by her daughters, Dianne, Marilyn and Debra and son, Brent; grandchildren
Kalan, Sacha, Trevor, Alanna and Michelle; son-in-law, Guy Wassick; daughter-in-law, Colleen
Mylrea and Debra's partner, Oliver Kimbley. Isabel will be dearly remembered for her integrity,
strength of character, delightful humour and animated story telling. A memorial service will be
held at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 370 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, at 11:30 a.m. on
Monday, August 12, 2002. Reception to follow at 764 Donegal Pl, North Vancouver. Directions
to the Service: Take Exit #13 "Taylor Way" off Hwy 1, go North on Taylor Way and turn right on
Stevens Dr., turn right on Hadden Dr., then turn left on Mathers Ave. Kearney Funeral Services
604-736-0268
OBIT # 4116 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 SEPTEMBER 2002
MacKINNON, Ronald Joseph "Ronnie" - 69, Eureka, passed away Wednesday, September 18,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late John
Hugh "Jack" and Marjorie (Tedford) MacKinnon. He was a resident of New Glasgow for a few
years, before moving back to Eureka 41 years ago. He was a former bus driver with the Pictou
County Transit and the Pictou County School Board from where he retired. Ronnie was also a
former employee with the former Inter Supply Ltd., Tidewater Construction, New Glasgow
Police Force and the Municipal Refuge. He was an avid sports fan, with special interests in
hockey, baseball, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, the former Thelma Greene;
daughters, Susan (Doug) MacDonald, Cole Harbour; Darlene MacKinnon, Timberlea; sons, Joe
(Margie), Shearwater; Todd (Kathy), Hopewell; Daryl (Colette), Mount William; grandchildren,
Stephanie, Michael, Daniel MacDonald, Brent, Dave, Alyssa and Seth MacKinnon; sisters, Joan
(Don) Johnstone, Whitby, Ont.; Pauline "Polly" (Terry) Cameron, Richmond Hill, Ont. He was
predeceased by brothers, Charlie, Hughie and Art; sister, Margaret "Sis". Cremation has taken
place. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in H. W. Angus Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. A public graveside service will be held in Sunny Brae Cemetery at 4:30
p.m. Sunday, September 22, Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Family flowers only. Donations
in Ronnie's memory may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care or Victorian Order of
Nurses.


OBIT # 4117 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 SEPTEMBER 2002
SAMPLE, Marion - Irving Street, Westville, passed away in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow,
Thursday, September 19, 2002. Mrs. Sample was aged 83. She was the eldest daughter of the late
Sidney and Margaret Belle (Fraser) Dalling. She was the last surviving member of her immediate
family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Isabelle and her brother,
Pte. Freeman Dalling. Following the death of her parents, she was raised by the late David and
Lizzie (Fraser) Russell. Mrs. Sample was also predeceased by her husband of 51 years, the late
Arthur Leslie "Tait" Sample in 1990. She was a resident of Glen Haven Manor for the past 13
years, which quickly became her second home and where she truly enjoyed the excellent care and
attention she received there. She was a long-time member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
Westville. Mrs. Sample is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Doreen and Jerry
Daley. She is also survived by several sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will
be held at 2 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, conducted by Rev. Glenn Cooper.
Interment will be in Auburn Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations to a charity of
choice.


OBIT       #      4118       –    HALIFAX         HERALD         –     31 OCTOBER        1984
Edward H. Imlay , 62 of South Main Street , Westville died Monday in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow he was a son of the late Charles and Ida (Hart) Imlay. He was a
member of St. Paul's United Church , Westville. He was a veteran of the Second World War and
a member of the RoyalCanadian Legion , Branch 23. He is survived by his wife, the former
Catherine Grimaldi, a daughter, Catherine (Robert Groves) , Little Harbour Road; three sons;
Raymond, Jospeh and Robert all of Westville and ten grandchildren. He was predeceased by two
sisters; Mrs. Ida Brown and Mrs. Emma McGee; two brothers; Sanford and Lewis. The body is in
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville where funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harold King
officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery , Pleasant Valley.
OBIT      #     4119     –     HALIFAX         HERALD        –     22     JANUARY        1985
Henry H. Roy , 77 of Valley View Villa and formerly of Roy's Island and Linacy, Pictou County,
died Sunday in Aberdeen Hospital , New Glasgow. Born in Thorburn he was a son of the late
Arnold S. and Mary E. (Reid) Roy. He was a retired farmer and foreman. He was a former
member of the Prentice Orange Lodge , Thorburn and Faith Baptist Church. He is survived by
three daughters; Evelyn (Sandy MacDonald) , Linacy, Fred (Robert MacLean) , Abercrombie,
and Barbara (Charles Smith) , Truro and John H. of Antigonish, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-
grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Cassie Robson, a daughter, Mary, and
two grandchildren. The body is in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home , New Glasgow where funeral
will be 2 p.m. Wednesday with burial in Thorburn Cemetery. Donations may be made to East
Pictou Rural High Memorial bursary fund or the N.S. Heart Fund.


OBIT      #     4120      –    HALIFAX        HERALD       –     20     FEBRUARY        1985
John C.S. Imlay , 40 of 264 James Street, New Glasgow died Monday in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow he was a son of the late Sanford and Mary (Chisholm) Imlay. He
was an automobile mechanic with Clarke Tire Co., New Glasgow. He was an affiliate member of
the Royal Canadian Legion, Trenton and a member of Trinity United Church , New Glasgow. He
is survived by two daughters; Donna, Colleen and a son, Randy all of Halifax; two brothers:
Louis and Stewart both of Westville. The body is in R.H. Porter Funeral Home , New Glasgow
where funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Donald Murray officiating with a burial in
Auburn Cemetery ,Westville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Heart
Fund.


OBIT # 4121 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 JANUARY 1985
John D.M. MacKay , 90 of Glen Haven Manor and formerly of Clairemont Avenue , Stellarton
died Friday in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Lower Barney's River, Pictou County
he was a son of the late George W. and Jean (Reid) MacKay. He was a retired famer in Lower
Barnye's River and a member of First Presbyterian Church , New Glasgow. He is survived by a
sister, Christine (Bert Marshall), New York and brother, Wilfred , Salem, Massachusetts, several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Ethel Stevenson and his
second wife, Liza Rideout and five brothers; Harold, Leo, Peter, James, and Palmer. The body is
in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev.
Evelyn Carpenter officiating with burial in the spring.


OBIT      #     4122     –     HALIFAX       HERALD          –    18     SEPTEMBER        1984
Mrs. Annie T. Jackson , 86 of Valley View Villa , Riverton, Pictou Co., formerly of Plymouth
died Monday in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Bridgeville she was the daughter of
the late Mr. And Mrs.Duncan MacDougall. She lived in Plymouth for most of her married life.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church , Stellarton and the Southern Cross Rebekah
Lodge , Stellarton. She is survived by a son, Robert (Plymouth), a daughter, Helen (Robert
Doddridge) , Toronto, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by
her husband, Robert H.; two brothers, Osburne and John. The body is at H.C. MacQuarrie
Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday from First Presbyterian
Church , Stellarton with Rev. Murdo Marple officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial
Gardens. Donations may be made to any charity.
OBIT       #     4123      –    HALIFAX        HERALD         –     17     JANUARY          1983
Mrs. Charles Mae Browning , 86 of Thorburn and formerly French River died Saturday in
Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Cordoroy, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late James and
Frances (Parson) Hall. She lived in French River most of her married life and for the past three
years lived in Thorburn. She was a member of French River Presbyterian Church. Surviving are
three sons; Sterling , French River, Roderick and Wayne , Ontario; three daughters; Ruth (Carl
Farnan) Port Colborne, Ontario, Sadie (Robert Stewart) , Thorburn, Florence (William
Cavanaugh) , London, Ontario, 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband, Charles, a son, a daughter and three children in infancy, four sisters
and two brothers. The body is at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral will be 2
p.m. Wednesday in French River Presbyterian Church, Rev. Pat Rose officiating with burial in
the French River Cemetery.


OBIT        #     4124      –     HALIFAX          HERALD         –     17      JUNE       1982
Mrs. Elizabeth Duggan , Lower Barney's River, Pictou Co., - 85, died Wednesday in Aberdeen
Hospital. Born in Merigomish she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Ann
(MacNaughton) Stewart. She was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Merigomish and
St. Paul's Ladies Guild. Surviving are son Robert , Scarborough, Ontario; four daughters, Irene
(Mrs. Ted Finney) Burnaby, B.C.; Winnifred (Mrs. Edward Jackson) Cambridge, Ontario; Clara
(Mrs. Earl Cornell) Warren, Michigan; Betty (Mrs. Ron Lacey) Oakville, Ontario and several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband, Charles; 3 sons, John William, Stuart and
Henry; two sisters and four brothers predeceased her. The body is at R.H. Porter Funeral Home,
New Glasgow. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Merigomish with
burial in Murray's Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the building fund
of St. Paul's Church.


OBIT        #      4125       –      HALIFAX         HERALD        –     1      APRIL       1985
Mrs. Eva F. Vanbuskirk , 90 of Stellartion , died Sunday in Northwood Manor , Halifax. Born in
Kingston, Jamaica she was a daugher of the late Mrs. and Mrs. William Gould. She lived in
Stellartion for the past 55 years and was an active member of the Sharon St. John United Church ,
Stellarton. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star , Harmony Chapter 25 in
Stellarton. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by a son
Roy , Dartmouth and a daughter, Mrs. Yvonne Scissons , Stellarton, 8 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank and a daughter, Audrey. The
body is in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home , Stellarton after 7 p.m. today where funeral will be
Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Norman MacDougall officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale
Memorial Gardens.


OBIT      #    4126     –     HALIFAX       HERALD       –     27    SEPTEMBER         1984
Mrs. Margaret C. Stewart , 75 of 235 Little Harbour Road and formerly of Fraser Street died
Wednesday in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in s New Glasgow she was the daughter of the later
Wallace and Elizabeth (Olding) Murray. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She is
survived by one daughter, Isabel (Mrs. Duncan MacMaster) , Caribou and one grandchild, Jared
Andrew. She was predeceased by her husband Roy and a brother, Wallace. The body is at the
R.H. Porter Funeral Home where funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday with burial in Lorne Street
Cemetery. Donations may be made to any charity.
OBIT        #      4127     –     HALIFAX         HERALD        –     15      JUNE        1985
Mrs. Russell Fulton of Plymouth, Pictou Co., died Thursday in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in
Lower Barney's River she was the former Katherine Elizabeth Smith, daughter of the late Edward
and Stella (Mason) Smith. She was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church. She is survived
by her husband, Russell, a son, Colin, two sisters; Rudy (Donald Forbes) and Shirley (Gordon
Jackson) both of Vancouver; two brothers; Lloyd Smith , Lower Barney's River and James Fisher
Smith of PEI. The body is in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home , New Glasgow. Funeral will be 4
p.m. Sunday in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church , Merigomish with Rev. Pat Rose officiating.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.


OBIT        #     4128       –      HALIFAX         HERALD         –      1      APRIL        1985
Norman Floyd Cumming , 79 of 203 Maclean Street , New Glasgow, died Sunday at home. Born
in Westchester Station he was a son of the late Chester and Charlotte (Rushton) Cumming. He
was a farmer for most of his life. He is survived by a son, Melvin , Bridgeville; a daughter, Beth
(John MacLeod) Salt Springs; a brother, Roy , Oxford; two sisters; Mrs. Mabel Campbell , Truro
and Ollie (Russell Nelson), Westchester Station, and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by
his wife, the former Isabell MacDonald, a son, Norman and a brother, Willis. The body is in the
Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Peter
Downie officiating. Burial will be later in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the N.S. Lung Association.


OBIT       #     4129    –     HALIFAX        HERALD        –      12     NOVEMBER           1985
R. Alistair Bruce , 64 of 228 Grant Street, New Glasgow died Monday in Aberdeen Hospital.
Born in Stellarton he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Munroe) Bruce. He owned and
operated a small grocery store in New Glasgow for many years. He was a retired commercial
traveler and recently was custodian of the town of New Glasgow parking lot. He was a member
and elder of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church , New Glasgow. He was an affiliated past master
of the Albion Lodge AF&AM. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Bannerman, two
sons; George , New Glasgow and Douglas, Abercrombie, three sisters; Mrs. Isabel Keith , New
Glasgow, Jean (Murray Clark) , Greenwood, Aileen (Ernest Fraser), Fort Erie, Ontario and two
brothers; Donald , New Glasgow and James , Halifax as well as 5 grandchildren. He was
predeceased by two brothers; Elmer and Harold as well as his sister, Claretta. The body will be in
R.H.Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow after 7 p.m. today. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at
St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenneth MacLeod officiating. Burial will be in
MacLellan Mountain Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Memorial Fund or any charity.


OBIT       #    4130     –     HALIFAX       HERALD        –   14     NOVEMBER          1985
Ralph N. Simpson , 69 of Linacy died Tuesday in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in
Trenton he was a son of the late John and Martha (Woodin) Simpson. He was a retired brakeman
with Hawker Siddeley and he was an adherent of Pictou Landing Presbyterian Church and a
veteran of the Second World War. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean MacLeod, two
daughters; Donna (Bill Ranahan), MacLellan's Brook, Janna , Vancouver, son David , Alberta,
sister, Ida Andrews , Pictou Landing and five brothers; Cecil , Loch Broom, Clarence ,
Willowdale, Ontario, Jack, Victoria, B.C., Roy , Ontario and Gordon , Amherst, as well as 5
grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters Elva and Grace. The body is in the H.W. Angus
Funeral Home , New Glasgow where the funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Brian
Weatherdon officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.


OBIT # 4131 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 JANUARY 1984
William Milrose MacKinnon , 74 of the Senior Citizen Apartments, Riverton and formerly of
Merigomish died Saturday in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Lower Barney's River he was a son of
Daniel and Georgie (Arbuckle) MacKinnon. He was a retired carpenter and an adherent of St.
Paul,s Presbyterian Church and was a member of Branch 29 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He is
survived by his wife, the former Ruth Malcolm, a son, Arrol N. of Merigomish, a stepson,
Charles Malcolm , New Glasgow and two half brothers; Donald MacLean , Little Harbour and
Albert MacLean , Westville. A brother, John, predeceased him. The body is in R.H. Porter
Funeral Home, New Glasgow where funeral will be 2 p.m. today with Rev. Pat Rose officiating
with burial in Murray's Point Cemetery


OBIT       #      4132       –     EVENING       NEWS       –      20     SEPTEMBER          2002
STELLARTON - Frederick Cecil Linthorne, age 72, of Rundle St., Stellarton, passed away
Wednesday, September 18, 2002, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he
was a son of the late Joseph and Frances (Newington) Linthorne. He had been a resident of
Stellarton all of his life. Fred was employed with Hawker Siddley in Trenton, and also served in
Korea with the Princes Patricia Light Infantry. Surviving are sons: William (Lee), Trenton; Terry
(Juanita), Red Deer, AB; Pat (Donna), Halifax; daughters; Lori Linthorne (Craig Christison),
Trenton; Lisa Linthorne, Red Deer, AB; and Shannon (Scott) Fraser, New Glasgow; nine
grandchildren; sister Stella Hill, Halifax. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. Donations in
Fred's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the
direction of the H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.


OBIT      #     4133      –     HALIFAX        HERALD         –    23    SEPTEMBER        2002
BOWDEN, Sylvia Adelia "Sis" - 64, New Glasgow, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2002,
surrounded by her family in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, she
was the daughter of the late Hilda Pearl (Jewell) Dorrington. She was a member of Second United
Baptist Church and a prominent local businesswoman and owner of D. & S. Ceramics. She loved
helping people and her family. She is survived by her husband, William "Sammy", New
Glasgow; sons, Derwin, William (Sally), Thomas (Angela), all of New Glasgow; Darrell,
Toronto; Jason (Gail), Pictou; daughters, Deborah (Kerry), Cole Harbour; Patricia, New
Glasgow; Roxanne (Charles), Cherry Brook; Jody, New Glasgow; Dana (Andrew), Victoria,
B.C.; Susan (James), New Glasgow; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brother, Francis
(Frances) Dorrington, New Glasgow; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by brothers, Angelo and Tom Dorrington. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. A private family
memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes
Association or Second United Baptist Church.
OBIT       #    4134     –     HALIFAX        HERALD         –     23    SEPTEMBER           2002
CHABASSOL, Lawrence Vincent "Gus" - 83, Spring Garden Road, Westville, died Saturday,
September 21, 2002, in Halifax, with his daughters by his side. Born in Westville, he was a son of
the late William and Katherine "Kit" (Lays) Chabassol. He was a lifelong resident of Westville
and a member of Church of the Holy Name. He was a veteran of the Second World War having
served for four years overseas, a member of the Overseas Veterans Association and Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 35, Westville. In his earlier years, he had worked in the Drummond
Mine, Westville and then went on to work with the Department of Mines, Stellarton, as a
diamond driller and licensed carpenter, from where he retired. He always enjoyed woodworking,
gardening, but especially enjoyed his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, the
former Theresa MacKinnon; daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. Donald Mason), Stellarton; Bernadette
Scott (Mrs. Fred Hegenbarth), Stellarton; Mary (Mrs. Kenneth Lowe), Lower Sackville; Phyllis
Chabassol, Dartmouth; Audrey Chabassol, Westville; Lorna (Mrs. Scott Cameron), Trenton;
Donna (Mrs. Eric Beaton), New Glasgow; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Joe, Bill, Bernie, and Elwin; sisters, Mary
MacDonnell and Dorothy Chabassol; son-in-law, William H. "Bill" Scott. Visitation will be held
today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral mass will be held at 10
a.m. Tuesday in Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Donald Boudreau officiating. Burial
will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Holy Name Cemetery
Fund.


OBIT      #    4135     –    EASTERN        CHRONICLE         –     27      SEPTEMBER         1938
The death occured at his home in Loch Broom on Wednesday last of Mr. DANIEL CAMERON,
a highly respected, successful and outstanding farmer of that district in the 75th year of his age.
His wife, who was the daughter of the late Daniel Cameron of Hardwood Hill, died less than a
year ago. Mr. Cameron's great great grandfather was Alislair Mor (Big Alex) Cameron, who
came over in the ship Hector in 1773 and in his boyhood was present at the battle of Culoden in
1746. Mr. Cameron was the only son of the late Thomas Cameron of Loch Broom. Leaving to
mourn the passing of a devoted father are two daughters, Mina (Mrs. Thomas Latham), Sylvester;
and Annabelle, (Mrs. Percy Mulholland), Toronto and one son, Alfred,at home. Hon E.M.
MacDonald, (P.C.K.C.) and Mr. George W. MacDonald, Pictou, and Rev. Peter M.
MacDonald,D.D. Toronto are first cousins of the deceased.


OBIT      #    4136     –    EASTERN       CHRONICLE          –    27     SEPTEMBER        1938
Word has been received in Pictou of the death at Daytona Beach, Florida on Sept.10 of Mrs. Jane
Yorston, aged 94 years.A resident for many years of Pictou, she had resided in Daytona Beach for
the past twelve years. Mrs. Yorston, who was formerly Miss Jane Kirkpatrick, was twice married.
Her first husband was Smith Dawson of Pictou, and surviving are two sons, B.Edgar Dawson,
Patterson,N.J.;and Alick S.Dawson,Calgary, Alberta. A daughter,Minnie(Mrs. Newby) died about
five years ago. Mrs. Yorston's second husband was John Yorston of Pictou, who was later a
Registrar of Deeds at Pictou, and who died about 25 years ago. The funeral was held on the
afternoon of Sept.12th, Daytona Beach, with Rev. Charles Palmer officiating. Internment was
made in Cedar Hill cemetery.


OBIT     #    4137    –      HALIFAX       HERALD         –    24     SEPTEMBER         2002
AUCOIN, Gabrielle Patricia - 23 months, Stellarton, died suddenly in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow, Sunday, September 22, 2002. Born on October 16, 2000, she was the only daughter of
Jillian Kay-Aucoin and Guy Aucoin, Stellarton. She was a member of the Sharon St. John United
Church Sunday school and "Moms and Tots" playgroup. She loved to sing, dance and listen to
music and play with her many friends. She is survived by grandparents, Gail (Caulfield) and Peter
Kay, Stellarton; Irene (Aucoin) and David Aucoin, Cheticamp; aunts and uncles, Pegeen Cassidy
Kay and Jonathan Kay, Toronto; Paula (Finkle) and Jules Aucoin, Summerside, P.E.I.; Francine
(Aucoin) and Bernie MacDonald, Dartmouth; Heather (MacDonald) and Jean Aucoin,
Dartmouth; six first cousins; great-grandmother, Doris Caulfield, Springhill. She was predeceased
by grandmother, Monique (Chiasson) Aucoin (Cheticamp). Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday in H.C MacQuarrie's Funeral Home, Acadia Avenue, Stellarton. Funeral serivce will
be held 3 p.m. Thursday, September 26, in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, Rev.
Howard Crooks officiating.


OBIT      #     4138     –    HALIFAX       HERALD         –    24     SEPTEMBER         2002
CAMPBELL, Vincent Alexander - 62, Halifax, formerly of Stellarton, died suddenly September
21, 2002. Born March 11, 1940, he was a son of the late Leo and Jean Campbell (Stellarton).
During his career, he was employed by the Bank of Nova Scotia, Stellarton, Oxford, Halifax and
St. John's, Nfld. Subsequent to that he was employed with the Federal Government, Parks
Canada, Environment Canada and most recently Canada Customs, retiring from that position in
March, 2001. Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanette O'Hagan; daughter, Lisa (Paul)
MacDonald, Wolfville; son, Mark (Amy) Campbell, Dartmouth; grandsons, Alexander and
Robert; brothers, William, Truro; Edward, Stellarton; sister, Kaye Williams, Ottawa. Private
graveside service. Donations may be made to Maritime Heart Centre, QEII.


OBIT      #     4139     –      HALIFAX        HERALD        –    24     SEPTEMBER        2002
HAYMAN, James Victor - 64, 345 Albert St., New Glasgow, passed away Sunday, September
22, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late
Henry and Mary Ellen (MacKenzie) Hayman. He was a member of Trinity United Church, New
Glasgow and the Royal Canadian Legion for 42 years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, Toronto;
sons, Jim (Dawn), Trenton; Bob, New Hampshire; daughters, Shawna (Terry), Quebec; Pam
(Rick), New Hampshire; Dianne (Scott), Massachusetts; three granddaughters, five grandsons and
one great-grandson. He also leaves behind sisters, Mary White, New Glasgow; Dianne
MacGillivray, Lismore; Barbara King, Egerton; Myrna Turple, Pictou; Margie Atwater, Linacy;
brothers, Hughie Hayman, Calgary; Robert Hayman, Moncton; and many friends from Albert
Street. He was predeceased by his son, Paul Hayman; four brothers and one sister. Cremation has
taken place. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New
Glasgow. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in H. W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Jim Webber-
Cook officiating. No flowers by request of the family. Donations in his memory to the Canadian
Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow


OBIT      #     4140      –     HALIFAX         HERALD        –     24     SEPTEMBER          2002
JENKINS, William Morton - Beloved brother, uncle and teacher, died in Halifax, September 11,
2002, shortly after beginning to reveal his terminal lung cancer to his family and friends. Born in
New Glasgow, January 22, 1936, to Mildred and Harry Jenkins, the youngest brother of Eleanor,
Carl and John, Bill grew up in New Glasgow and at "Shady Rest" in Pictou Landing. He
graduated from Mount Allison University. His career of teaching french and history began in
Pugwash in 1958, where he taught for two years. He subsequently taught at Millwood in Halifax
County, then in the North West Territories, first at Whale Cove in 1964-1966, then at Broughton
Island 1966-1967. Following his work in the north, Bill attended Laval University in Quebec
City, then the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, for additional french studies, graduating in
1968. He then returned to teach school at Sir John A. MacDonald High School from 1968-1973,
then to Sackville High from 1973 until his retirement in 1994. An avid genealogist, Bill collected
reams of family history which he spread to the family. Since childhood, making music was a
large part of his life. He loved the arts and shared many concerts and plays with his friends. His
summers were spent at beloved "Shady Rest" until the present. Sadly missed by numerous
friends, co-workers and family, including sisters, Eleanor and Carol, Toronto; brother, John,
Hamilton; cousins, Miriam Matz, Norman Moeller, Cameron Garrett, Judy MacKay, Sue Cannon;
nephews, Colin, Sandy, Graham and Mark (Andrews), Ontario; John, Lunenburg; nieces, Sandy,
London; Pam, Lorna, Lesley and Rebecca, Toronto; Ellen, Los Angeles; Carol, Morgantown;
Lucia, Naples; Ruth, Nashville. Bill's love and thoughtful attention extended to his special
friends, his grandnephews and nieces. He'll be missed by Brandon, Melanie (Walsh), Austin,
Kendall (McCall), Mason (Henderson), Matthew, Jordan, Michael, Kyle and David (Andrews),
Sadie (Jenkins-Wade), Jackie,. Morgan, Sandy and Martha (Jenkins); cousins, David, Kim, Susan
Garrett. As he wished, his remains were donated to medical science in Dalhousie University. All
donations may be forwarded to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Sir Charles Tupper
Bldg., Main Floor, Room 181, Halifax, NS B3H 4H7. Memorial service to be held 7 p.m. Friday,
October 11, in King's College Chapel, Coburg Road, and Monday, October 14 at Shady Rest. We
look forward to celebrating Bill's life with family and friends on these occasion


OBIT # 4141 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 SEPTEMBER 2002
MacLEAN, Esther May - 89, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, passed away Sunday, September
22, 2002. Born in River John, she was a daughter of the late Foster and Blanche (West) Moland.
Esther was a member of St. James Anglican Church, Pictou, and was also a former member of the
Canadian Red Cross Society and New Horizons Seniors Group, Pictou. She is survived by
daughters, Mary Anne Cameron and Maxine (Jim) Cox; sons, Charles (Eva) Dwyer, Robert
(Beverly) Dwyer, David (Carolyn) Dwyer; stepson, Alfred MacLean; stepdaughter, Doris (Keith)
MacDonald; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Ross. She was predeceased
by her first husband, Laird Dwyer (Seafoam); second husband, Howard MacLean (Pictou Island);
son, Laird Dwyer; daughter, Leona (Dwyer) Heighton; two granddaughters; one great-grandson;
daughter-in-law, Judy (Wilkens) Dwyer, son-in-law, Gordon Cameron; brothers, Lloyd and
Aumrey Moland; sisters, Goldie Rumley and Emma Moland. Her remains are resting in McLaren
Funeral Home, Pictou, with visiting hours 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 11
a.m. Wednesday in St. James Anglican Church, Pictou, Rev. William White officiating. Burial
will be in the Anglican Church Cemetery, Cape John. Family flowers only please. Donations in
her memory may be made to a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4142 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 SEPTEMBER 2002
WILLIAMS, Sheldon "Bradley" - 37, Greenhill, Pictou Co. It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of our beloved son and brother on Sunday, September 22, 2002, at home.
Bradley leaves to mourn his passing, his parents, Arnold and Dorothy (Lawson) Williams,
Greenhill, Pictou Co. and Little Bass River; his sister, Judy, Halifax; his birth mother, Linda
Steeves, Bridgewater; along with aunts, uncles and cousins. No visitation by request. Bradley's
funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Riverside Baptist Church, Bass River, Rev.
Dr. Kate Crawford officiating. Burial in Bass River United Baptist Cemetery, Bass River. Family
flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or
A.D.D. Chapter. "May God's face shine upon you and bring you peace". Love Mom, Dad and
Judy.



OBIT # 4143 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 SEPTEMBER 2002
MANNING, Robert Anthony "Bob" - 41, 2089 Millsville Rd., Rogers Hill, Pictou Co., died
suddenly September 23, 2002, at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph
Daniel and Geraldine "Jerry" (Rodgers) Manning. Raised in Westville, he moved to Dartmouth at
the age of 16, returning to Pictou County in 1999. He was a 12 year member of the Society for
Creative Anachronism. Bob was a recent member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints. He was employed with the Coast Guard for the last four years. He was married Sept-
ember 20, 2002, to Annie Crowell Manning. He is survived by daughters, Robyn Siobhan and
Shauna Kathleen; sisters, Jane Wright, British Columbia; Carol (Theodore "Buddy") Cullen,
Dartmouth; Lynn Grant, Dartmouth; brother, John Manning; stepson, David Edward Balles-
teros-Crowell. Visiting 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
New Glasgow, funeral will follow at 1 p.m., President Charles S. Hodder officiating. Burial in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or
Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements under the direction of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou


OBIT       #     4144      –      EVENING        NEWS      –     25     SEPTEMBER           2002
WINNIPEG: RON BORDON,- Suddenly but peacefully at home, Ron left us all to be with our
Heavenly Father, on Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at the age of 64. Left to cherish his memory,
his loving wife and soul mate Bev of 17 years. Also left to mourn, his first wife Charlotte of 34
years and their children, Jerry (Allison), Charmaine, Yvonne (Robert) Mitchell, Wayne and Bob;
his six grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, Michael, Christopher, Cheyanne and Aaron; his brothers
and sisters, Verdena Borden of St. John, NB, Elmer of Toronto, Ivan of New Glasgow, NS,
Alfred (Ruth) of Toronto, Luther (Louise) of Ottawa, Joan Collins of Toronto, and Willean
(Mike) Lucas of Victoria, as well as close nephew, Bill (Cindy) of Calgary and mumerous
relatives and countless friends. He was predeceased by his parents William "Bill" and Mary
Borden. Ron was born in New Glasgow, NS on November 27, 1937. In 1960 he joined the
Canadian Military which took him to many countries around the world, receiving medals and
several awards before he retired in Winnipeg in 1987 where he continued to work locally until his
retirement in 2001. Ron was a member of the Charleswood Legion No. 100 for many years and
was actively involved with both darts and horseshoe leagues. As well, Ron was an avid bowler in
many leagues throughout the city, and let's not forget his passion for golf. He also had a large
collection of music which he enjoyed. Ron's funeral service was held on August 28 in 17 Wing
Community Chap[el of the Good Shepard, at Whytewold Road and Silver Avenue, with Rev. D.
Caston and Padre G. Davidson officiating.


 OBIT      #     4145     –    HALIFAX        HERALD         –     26     SEPTEMBER         2002
GOODWIN, Carmen Elwin Joseph - 48, 4427 Pictou Rd., Mount Thom, passed away September
24, 2002, at home. Born in Mulgrave, he was a son of Helen (O'Hara) Goodwin, MacGregor,
Alta. and the late Lawrence Goodwin. Carmen was the captain of a fishing dragger, fishing out of
Lunenburg, Riverport, Canso, Liverpool and Shelburne, retiring due to ill health. He enjoyed
four-wheeling and his boat in Pictou Harbour. He is survived by his wife, the former Linda Black;
daughters, Tammy, Texas; Lori, Belleville, Ont.; son, Carmen, Mount Thom; stepson, Gregory,
Lunenburg; granddaughter, Hannah; grandson, Brandon; brothers, Lawrence and his companion
Debbie, Spryfield; George (Susan), Chelsea, Lunenburg Co.; half-sisters, Linda, Anne-Marie,
Willena, Pictou; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Friday, funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, both in Colchester Community Funeral
Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Curtis McDonald officiating. Family flowers only. Donations
in his memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT       #     4146     –     HALIFAX      HERALD        –    26      SEPTEMBER         2002
MacPHERSON, Vera Ellen - 84, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Alexander Street, New
Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2002, in the manor. Born in New Glasgow,
she was the daughter of the late Leslie John and Christine Ann (Clifton) Bell. Surviving are
daughters, Marie Baird, Truro; Linda (Vincent) Murphy, Antigonish; Patsy MacPherson,
Montreal; Andrea (Fred) Cake, Frasers Mountain; sons, Albert (Sue) Watters, Westville; Lloyd
(Joanne), River John; David Mattie, Antigonish; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was
predeceased by her husband, John Albert MacPherson; sons, Lawrence and John Wayne.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service
10:30 a.m. Friday in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Father Regis Halloran
officating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.


OBIT      #    4147     –     EASTERN        CHRONICLE          –    29    SEPTEMBER         1938
MRS.FRANK WHITE- One of the members of a large and well known Westville family, passed
away late Sunday evening, when Mrs.Frank White, eldest daughter of Thomas Hale and the late
Mrs. Hale, passed away at her home, Park St. Mrs. White had been in failing health for some
time, suffering from a heart ailment. Mrs. White was born in Forest of Dean, England in 1878,
and was the former Fanny Hale. When two years of age her parents moved to Westville and Mrs.
White has been a resident of this town for over a half century. Besides her husband and father she
is survived by 5 sons and 3 daughters- James, Alfred, Sidney, Lewis, Frank; Misses Alice, Fanny,
and Clarissa, all of Westville. The other surviving members of her family including 4 sisters and
6 brothers; Mrs. Milledge Haslam, Mrs.George E. Dawson, Mrs.Redvers MacDonald, all of
Westville; Mrs. James Broadbent,Lonsdale,Rhode Island; George,William, Tupper, John and
Cecil Hale,all of Westville and Alfred Hale of Providence,R.I. Three other brothers,
Arthur,Edwin and Sidney predeceased her, the latter paid the supreme sacrifice in France during
the World War. The late Mrs. White was a member of the Westville St.Bee's Anglican Church.


OBIT      #     4148    –     EASTERN         CHRONICLE         –     29    SEPTEMBER          1938
AMELIA WALCOTT MACDONALD- There passed away in Halifax last Friday, Sept.23rd,
Miss Amelia Walcott MacDonald, the eldest daughter of the late Daniel, Inspector of Schools for
Pictou County. Miss MacDonald was born in Durham, but spent the greater part of her life in the
United States. She loved travelling, visiting new places,seeing new sights and meeting new
people were to her a great delight and she possessed the faculty of passing on most vividly her
delight to others. She was gifted as a storyteller and brought to her family and friends, especially
her neices and nephews, much that could never be learned from books.In 1926 she came to
Halifax, where she resided until her death. Surviving are her 2 sisters, Mrs. Walter Sylvester,
New Glasgow; and Mrs. Annie Ross, Halifax; and one brother, George MacDonald, Lebanon,
Conn. Internment was in Durham cemetery.
OBIT       #     4149      –    HALIFAX         HERALD        –     27   SEPTEMBER          2002
BOGGS, John Alexander "Alex" - 72, Westville Road, Westville, passed away Thursday,
September 26, 2002, at home. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Christena Catherine
(Walsh) and William Archibald Boggs. He worked for D. Porter & Son Ltd. and also worked as a
wood lot contractor. Alex took a great interest in horse trading and enjoyed working with draft
horses, horse pulls and horse shows. Mr. Boggs is survived by his wife, Queenie (Harper);
children, Christena "Sis" Halliday (David), Mark Road; Helen "Big Sis" Snell (Gary), Greenwood
Road; John Gartner (Suzanne), Calgary, Tom Gartner (Elaine), Drayton Valley, Alta.; William
Langille, New Glasgow; Doris Langille, Halifax; Isabelle Hawley, Halifax; Ivy Varner, St.
George, N.B.; Allan White, New Glasgow; Gerry White, New Glasgow; Ruth Howard, Halifax;
grandchildren, Crystal and Trevor Hallida, Darlene and Derick Snell, several other grandchildren
and great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith MacPherson, Christena Rankin, Isabelle LeBlanc, all of
Halifax; Dora Davidson and Helen Smith, both of New Glasgow; brothers, James, New
Brunswick; William, Toronto; Robert, Halifax. Alex was predeceased by son, Kitchner Langille
"Junior". Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where funeral
service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Sid Mifflin officiating. Burial will be in Auburn
Cemetery, Westville. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or Police Association of Nova Scotia (P.A.N.S.)


OBIT      #    4150     –    EASTERN        CHRONICLE          –   27     SEPTEMBER        1938
DR.ALEXANDER FRASER- Forty years ago one of the most brilliant students at Dalhousie
University was Alex Fraser of West River Station. Last week he died in New York and between
his student days and his passing he plowed a wonderful furrow and arose to the very heights of
his profession. Dr. Alexander Fraser, former Professor of Pathological History at New York
University and Bellevue Medical College, died Sunday night at his country home in Beechurst,
RI Dr. Fraser, born 69 years ago at West River, NS, as an honor student at Dalhousie University
from which he graduated in 1889. Dr. Fraser, who attended Harvard on a scholarship in
psychology won while a student at Dalhousie, lectured on that subject at the Halifax Ladies'
College and the Halifax School for the Blind. Although he was first a psychologist, after his
graduation from the Dalhousie Medical School he became well known as a surgeon. Surviving
are his widow, Mrs. Lillie Elizabeth Puff Fraser; a son Frank Alexander, a medical student at
New York University and the Bellevue Medical College, and a daughter, Mrs. John Waterhouse
of New York. Also surviving are 2 sisters; Mrs. Ella Irving of Rutherford, NJ, and Miss Margaret
Bell Fraser of Bedford, NS, and 2 brothers, Dr. J. Frank Fraser,of New York, and Martin L.
Fraser of New Glasgow, NS


OBIT # 4151 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 SEPTEMBER 2002
MALCOLM, Hilda May - Age 98, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of 325 MacDonald St., New
Glasgow, passed away Friday, September 27, 2002, in the manor. Born in New Glasgow, she was
a daughter of the late Michael and Sarah (Andrews) Malcolm. She did house work in New
Glasgow and belonged to the Salvation Army. She was the last surviving member of her
immediate family. Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Florence,
Bertha and Marjorie; brothers, Harold, Lawson, Sid and Fred. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held 2
p.m. Sunday, Captain James Sinclair officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.


OBIT # 4152 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 SEPTEMBER 2002
REDMOND, Alice Elizabeth - 74, Parrsboro, Cumberland Co., died Thursday, September 27,
2002, in South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Springhill, she was a
daughter of the late Annie (MacLeod) Rector. She is survived by son, Gerald (Audrey),
Parrsboro; grandchildren, Brian (Tracy), Jeff (Tena), Janice, all of Parrsboro; six great-
grandchildren; brothers, Russell, Springhill; Herbert, Thomas, Carl, all of Sudbury, Ont.; several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in
Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Ralph
Morris officiating. Burial in Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch
or South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation.


OBIT # 4153 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 SEPTEMBER 2002
FISHER, Paul Edward - It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of our brother,
Paul, September 26, 2002, his 66th birthday, in Edmonton, Alta. Born in Green Oaks, he was a
son of the late Adelaide (Geldart) and Fraser Fisher. He left Nova Scotia for the Yukon at an
early age and remained there for 28 years, before moving to Tumbler Ridge, B.C., in 1983. He
was involved in the construction industry and placer mining. He is survived by his wife, Sonja;
daughters, Patti, Wendi, Stacy, Susan; son, Tom; stepdaughter, Diana; stepson, Richard; 13
grandchildren; brothers, Albert, Green Oaks; Donald, Bible Hill; Gerald, Masstown; Arthur,
Debert; John, Fort MacMurray, Alta.; sisters, Shirley Dixon, Betty Henderson, Sylvia Barnhill,
all of Truro; Carole Jakal, Calgary, Alta. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held
at a later date in Tumbler Ridge, B.C.


OBIT # 4154 – LEITHBRIDGE HERALD – 28 SEPTEMBER 2002
EVELYNE MAY ATWOOD, beloved wife of Robert J. Atwood, passed away on Thursday,
September 26, 2002 at the age of 83 years. Besides her loving husband, she is survived by four
sons: Tom (Pat), John (Elaine), Leonard (Pauline), and Gordon; one daughter, Ruth; and five
grandchildren. Evelyne was predeceased by a son, William; a daughter, Nancy; and a sister,
Bernice Sumka. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 30, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at
ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Fr. Flanagan,
Celebrant. Friends may pay their respects prior to the service in the Church Hall from 10:00 to
10:45 a.m. Cremation to follow (private).


OBIT      #     4155      –      EVENING       NEWS         –    28      SEPTEMBER         2002
The committal services of the cremeated remains of Phyllis Irene Miller took place September 16,
2002, at Brookside Cemetery in New Glasgow. Officiated by Rev. Charles MacPherson, the
service was under the direction of H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home in Stellarton.


OBIT      #     4156      –   HALIFAX         HERALD       –     30     SEPTEMBER         2002
DICKIE, Margaret Ann Jackson - 89, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Coalburn, Pictou
Co., passed away Friday, September 27, 2002, in the villa. Born in Leith, Scotland, she was the
daughter of the late John Fowler and Helen (Bateson) Brodie. She was a resident of Coalburn for
almost 50 years and a resident of Spring Street, New Glasgow for eight years, before moving to
Valley View Villa. Margaret was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, a former
member of St. John's Presbyterian Church, MacLennan's Mountain. She was a retired school
teacher having taught in various parts of Pictou Co., and New Glasgow. She is survived by
brother, Hamish (Sally), Scotland; one niece and one nephew in Scotland. She was predeceased
by her husband, Gordon R. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or funeral service at her
request. A public graveside service will be held 11 a.m. today in Castle Hill Cemetery,
MacLellan's Brook, Rev. Glen MacDonald officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be
made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home,
New Glasgow


OBIT      #     4157     –     EASTERN         CHRONICLE         –    4   OCTOBER        1938
AGED CITIZEN PASSES- HYCE LONGARD, for over 60 years a resident of New Glasgow
passed away at the County Home yesterday morning. He was a recipient of an Old Age Pension
and elected to make his residence at Riverton where he was well looked after. Hyce was a keen
horseman and enjoyed being with them. He came here as a young man from Halifax, being a
member of a well known family there of that name and at once entered the employ of the late
J.W. Church who conducted for over half a century a large livery stable. When the late Senator
A.C.Bell established a breeding stable Hyce went with Mr. Bell and for years was in charge of
standard-bred trotting horses. He later entered the employ of Mr.J. D.Church and then became
truckman with the firm of Thompson and Sutherland. Hyce was a kindly fellow and much better
educated than the majority of persons. He will be well remembered by many citizens of New
Glasgow, for over half a century he was a familiar person about town.


OBIT       #      4158       –       EVENING          NEWS         –     22    JULY       1986
WESTVILLE- MRS. GEORGE DAVIES, 69,Union St.,Westville, died Monday at home. Born in
New Glasgow, she was the former Florence Louise MacLean, daughter of the late James and
Novella (MacMannamon) MacLean. She lived in Westville for the past 45 years and was a
member of St. Bee's Anglican Church and a past member of the Anglican Church Women. She
was a former member of the Westville Curling Club and of the ladies Auxiliary to the Royal
Canadian Legion Branch No.35, Westville. She had worked for many years for the Abercrombie
Country Club and the City Club of New Glasgow. She is survived by her husband,
George(Dover); a son, Edward, Sarnia, Ont., a daughter, Sharon (Mrs. Reg Martin), Cornwall,
PEI; 2 grandchildren. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Jean (Mrs. Don MacLean), New Glasgow;
Isabel (Mrs. George Rockey), Sutherland's River; 2 half-sisters, Louise (Mrs.James Boyle),
Truro; Marie (Mrs.Roderick MacDougall), Antigonish; 2 half brothers, Hugh MacLean,
Sutherland's River; and Leo MacLean, Marshy Hope. She was predeceased by 2 sisters, Evelyn
and Marguerite; one brother, John and a step mother, Mona. The remains will rest at the Eagles
Funeral Home, Westville, with visiting commencing Wednesday at 2pm. Funeral arrangements
are in complete.


OBIT      #      4159     –     HALIFAX       HERALD        –      1     OCTOBER          2002
HOLMES, Kathleen - 87, Lyons Brook, Pictou Co., died suddenly September 28, 2002, at home.
Born in Scotsburn, she was a daughter of the late John and Dolina (Murray) MacCulloch. She
was a long-time member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn and Rockfield Women's
Missionary Society. She was also a member of Bethel Rebekah Lodge 96, Scotsburn, where she
was a Past Noble Grand. Kathleen is survived by daughters, Thelma (Wayne) Wood, Halifax;
Marlene (Ed) Brunt, Halifax; Martha (Glen) Heggie, Edmonton; sister, Sadie MacCallum, Pictou;
grandchildren, Paul and David Wood, Heather and Shawn Brunt, Grant and Marnie Heggie; three
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, David; an infant son; sister, Margaret
MacRae. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. A Celebration of
Life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn, Rev. Lara
Scholey officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in
her memory may be made to a charity of your choice please.


OBIT        #     4160      –      HALIFAX        HERALD        –     1    OCTOBER        2002
THOMPSON, Mary Garnet - 77, North Foord Street, Stellarton, passed away Sunday, September
29, 2002, at home. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Christina
(DeYoung) Avery. She was a resident of Stellarton most of her life, where she was a member of
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by son, James "Dooley" (Cindy
Wadden), Stellarton: chosen son, Tom MacDonald (Phyllis), New Glasgow; grandchildren,
Kimberly, Nanaimo, B.C.; Todd and Sean, Stellarton; Jacob, New Glasgow; special cousins,
Gladys Nicholson, New Glasgow; Jeannette Chapman, Ancaster, Ont.; brother-in-law, Andrew
MacKay, Stellarton. She was predeceased by her husband, James Thompson; brother, Harold;
special cousin, Hattie MacPhail; sister-in-law, Bunnie MacKay. Her remains will rest in H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be
held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflin
officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the
Palliative Care Society of Aberdeen Hospital or Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.

OBIT       #     4161       –    EVENING       NEWS        –     1     OCTOBER         2002
MARMORA, ON - Donald MacKenzie, 80, of Marmora, ON, formerly of Pictou, NS passed
away on Sunday, September 29, 2002, at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Trent Hills, ON. He
was the son of the late Gordon and Margaret MacKenzie; husband of Hilda MacKenzie; father of
Gordon MacKenzie, Ellershouse, NS; Donald MacKenzie, BC, and Peggy MacBeth,
Merigomish; brother of Della and Wilburt Henderson, River John, NS. A graveside service will
be held at Marmora Protestant Cemetery, Marmora, ON, on Friday, October 4, 2002 at 11 a. m.
Funeral arrangements by McConnel Funeral Home, Marmora, ON.


OBIT       #      4162      –     PICTOU        ADVOCATE            –     1    JUNE       1928
TONEY MILLS, May 30 - The death occurred on May 22 at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Holman, of Mrs. Christy Wylie, a former resident of Black River, Mrs. Wylie was the wife of the
late William Wylie and daughter of the late James Sutherland of West Branch, River John. The
interment took place on Saturday, May 26, in the family lot in Black cemetery.


OBIT         #     4163       –     PICTOU        ADVOCATE          –    1       JUNE      1928
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Carroll, widow of the late Peter Carroll, formerly of Pictou, was held
on Thrusday on the arrival of the noon train from Halifax, and was conducted by Rev. R.C.
MacGillvary. Interment was made at Seaview cemetery. Mrs. Carroll passed away at ll o'clock
Tuesday night, May 29, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Conn, 150 Oxford Street,
Halifax. Mrs. Carroll was a former resident of Pictou, where she was hightly esteemed by a wide
circle of friends. She is survived by three sons: Henry G., of A. & W. Smith & Co., James P. of
Detroit,         and          John         S.        Of         Calgary;        and        three
daughters: Mrs. John H. Conn, Mrs. George Wilson and Miss May C. Carroll all of Halifax.
(Copied from Providence, R.I. Newspaper dated May 14)
OBIT       #      4164      –     PICTOU        ADVOCATE           –     1       JUNE        1928
Daniel Alfred Cameron, vice president of the Chalrles B. Maguire Construction Company died
yesterday at his home, 53 Ingleside Avenue, Englewood, after a lingering illness in his 55th year.
He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Sept. 9, 1873. the son of Daniel and Catherine Cameron, his
ancestors hailing from Scotland. He served apprenticeship to a firm of contractors in New
Glasgow, N.S. and in 1899 came to this country to live in Medford, Mass. The following year he
came to this city and associated with the Maguire interests. He was a member of the British
Empire Club, the Providence Lodge of Elks, the Rotary Club, the Edgewood Congregation
Church. Mr. Cameron is survived by his widow, Anna D. Cameron; a son, Donald, a daughter,
Louise, a brother William B. Cameron of Halifax, N.S. and a sister, Adelaide (Mrs. Dan
Cameron), of Loch Broom, N.S. Funeral service will be held at the Edgewood Congregational
Church, Rev. Raymond Plumb officiating at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be at Swan
Point cemetery.


OBIT        #     4165       –        EVENING          NEWS        –       31     MAY       1986
PICTOU- MRS. MIMIE AMANDA CHAMPION,99, of Pictou,died Friday in Edward Mortimer
Place,Pictou.Born in PEI.,she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Jane Thompson. She was a
resident of Kensington, P.E.I.. all her married life, moving to Pictou in 1975. She was a member
of the Kensington United Church. She is survived by 2 daughters, Edna (Mrs.Lorne Monkley),
Charlottetown; and Mrs. Irene Isaac, Barry, Ont., a son, Elmer,Valley,Colchester Co., seven
grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley; and
a daughter, Ethel. The remains are resting in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou, where private
service will be held Sunday. No visitation by request. Internment will be in Peoples'Cemetery,
Kensington,P.E.I.


OBIT       #      4166      –     EVENING         NEWS        –    26     AUGUST         1985
NEW GLASGOW- SADIE FLORENCE GILLIE, 89, of New Harbour, Guys.Co., was buried
Sunday in Riverside Cemetery following funeral in New Harbour United Baptist Church.
Rev.Purdy officiated. She died Friday in Glen Haven Manor. Born in New Harbour, she was a
daughter of the late Frederick and Jane (Gillie) Henderson. She was a member of New Harbour
United Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Society. She is survived by a daughter, Verta
(Mrs.Elmer Monroe), New Glasgow; a son, Walter, Pinetree, Pictou Co., 2 sisters, Mae
(Mrs.Bayne                 Latham),               Seal              Harbour;              and
Amy (Mrs.George Smith), Goldboro. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred; a son, Harold;
three brothers, Austin, James and Morris; and a sister, Alwilda. Internment took place in
Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour.


OBIT       #     4167      –     HALIFAX        HERALD         –    2      OCTOBER         2002
BENOIT, Joseph Michael "Joe" - 66, Thorburn, formerly of Browns Road, Merigomish, died
Monday, October 1, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in St. Andrew's, he was a
son of the late Simon and Margaret (Benoit) Benoit. He had been employed with the former
MacDonald Bros. Sawmill for five years and retired from Williams Brothers Limited Sawmill
after 25 years employment. He was an adherent of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Merigomish.
Joe enjoyed fixing old cars, stockcar races and wrestling, most importantly he loved his family.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Dorothy (Richards); daughters, Charlene (Russell) Mailman,
Westville; Rose, Jane, at home; sons, Fred (Wendy), Thorburn; Simon (Christina), Trenton; Fred
Cormier, Plymouth; 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Leona, Mary, Kay, Rita;
brothers, Fred, Michael. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in P. & K.
MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's
Presbyterian Church, Rev. Gail Johnson officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery,
Merigomish


OBIT       #     4168      –     HALIFAX        HERALD        –     2      OCTOBER         2002
FRASER, Douglas W. - 81, Sydney, passed away October 1, 2002. Born in New Glasgow, he
was a son of the late Charles and Catherine (MacLean) Fraser. Doug was a veteran of the Second
World War and served overseas with the Fifth Canadian Armoured Brigade 1942-1945 and
received the Dutch Remembrance Medal. Surviving are sisters, Betty Dickson, Helen MacNeil;
brother, Graham; nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Hilda (MacDonald) May 22,
2002; brothers, Robert, Lloyd, Charles. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. Funeral 1 p.m.
Friday, October 4, in T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Burial to follow in Iona. Donations
to St. Columba Building Fund, Iona or any charity.


OBIT       #     4169      –     HALIFAX         HERALD       –      3      OCTOBER          2002
BURNS, Jean Beatrice - 85, Pine Street, New Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2002,
in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Parkdale, New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the
late Harry Joseph and Florence Belle (Dickie) Spanks. Jean was a lifelong resident of Pine Street,
New Glasgow. She is survived by daughters, Carol Brauer, New Glasgow; Faye (Jerold)
Simpson, Fairview, Alta.; son, Gary (Linda), Irish Mountain; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-
grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fraser Vincent
Burns; brother, Lloyd James "Hupper" Spanks; sister, Alice Belle Walton. Her remains will rest
in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, where
funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, Fergie MacKay officiating. Burial will be in Lorne
Street Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Women Alike Abreast a River.


OBIT       #      4170      –     HALIFAX         HERALD          –     3     OCTOBER         2002
CAMERON, Leona Marguerite - 65, Plymouth, Pictou Co., passed away Wednesday, October 2,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Caledonia, she was a daughter of Audrey
Cameron, Caledonia. She was a resident of Plymouth for the past three years previously living in
Caledonia. She was a retired school bus driver and janitor. Leona was a member of Bethel
Presbyterian Church, Caledonia. She was also a member of the MacDonald Rebecca Lodge 108,
Sunny Brae, where she had received her 30 year jewel. She is survived by her husband, Clarence,
Plymouth; sons, Leslie (Marion), West River; Richard (Sally), Sunny Brae; Leonard, Trenton;
daughters, Louise (Tom) Coady, Springville; Bertha Cameron, Stellarton; 10 grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Diane), MacLellans Brook; Wayne (Phyllis), Edmonton;
Harold (Elaine), Caledonia; Hector (Helen), Sunny Brae; Ronnie (Janice), Caledonia; sisters,
Eleanor (Owen), Edmonton; Judy (Fraser) , Sunny Brae; Susan (Phillip), MacPhersons Mills;
Cathy (Graig), Antigonish. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow,
with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Donald
Shepard officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Caledonia. Donations in Leona's memory
may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4171 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 OCTOBER 2002
McCALLUM, Bertha Catherine - 87, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Stellarton,
passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2002, in the manor. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter
of the late William and Martha (Grover) Fitzgerald. She has been a resident of Glen Haven
Manor for the past six years and had previously resided in Stellarton. Bertha was a member of
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. She worked at the former Pictou County
Vocational School up until her retirement. She is survived by sons, Edward (Barbara), Stellarton;
Clifford "Buzz", New Glasgow; daughter, Grace (Duncan) MacKay, Halifax; grandchildren,
Gerald, Jason, Mark, Lisa, Erin, Sarah, Lauren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond
(Donna) Fitzgerald, Truro; sisters, Margaret Martell, Stellarton; Frances Chisholm, New
Glasgow; Lillian (Don) Robson, Toronto. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Henry
MacCallum; brothers, Edward, William, James in infancy; sisters, Anne Munroe, Leona
Patriquin, Elizabeth Robson. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton,
with visitation from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m Friday in Our Lady of
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will be in Brookside
Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.



OBIT # 4172 – EVENING NEWS – 4 OCTOBER 2002
Word was received that Ida May Hale, age 73, of the Pathway Retirement Nursing Home, Sault
Ste. Marie, ON, passed away at the General Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002. Born in
Westville, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Julia (MacDonald) Snelgrove. She is
survived by daughters, Nancy Perry (Mauro); Carolyn King (Barry), Sault Ste. Marie, ON; sons,
Ronald (Shirley), Wawa, ON; Bill (Lynne), Ottawa, ON; grandchildren, stephan, Rebecca,
Andrew, Chelsea and Joshua; sisters, Anna MacGrath, Westville; M. Jean Muir, Westville;
Florence (MacNeil) Knoll, Stellarton; Muriel MacDonald, Lyons Brook; brothers, Clifford,
Fredericton; Maj. Walter, Moncton. She was predeceased by her husband, Geroge Hale;
granddaughter, Sarah Perry; sister-in-law, Maj. Jean Snelgrove; and brother-in-law, Bill MacNeil.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was from St. Luke's Cathedral with Rev. Dr. Douglas
Fox officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.


OBIT # 4173 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 OCTOBER 2002
BINGHAM, G. Winnifred - 90, Mahone Bay, formerly of New Glasgow and Moncton, N.B.,
passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at home. Born January 5, 1912, in New
Waterford, she was a daughter of the late William G. and Jennie (Thompson) Purdy. Winnie was
a graduate of Central High School, New Waterford, and Success Business College, Truro. She
worked 22 years for the T. Eaton Co. Maritimes Ltd. in office management and personnel, both in
New Waterford and Moncton N.B. and later managed the office of her late husband, William
Bingham Insurance Ltd. in Moncton. Winnie was an ardent supporter of church and community
organizations. She was a past president, Board Of Directors, Moncton Y.M.C.A., a former
member of the Board Of Directors, New Glasgow Victorian Order of Nurses, as well as a
member and great supporter of the Pythian Sisters, New Waterford and New Glasgow. She was
selected to represent the Town Of New Glasgow in Halifax in recognition of her exceptional
volunteer service during Provincial Volunteer Week 1997. She is survived by nephew, Aubrey
Purdy, Mahone Bay; grandniece, Kristen Turner, Boutilier's Point. Besides her parents, she was
predeceased by her husband, William Bingham; sister, Evelyn Purdy; brother, Wilmot Purdy.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, in Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, Lori Crocker D.M. officiating.
Interment will be in the family plot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford. Donations may be made to
Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4174 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 OCTOBER 2002
MacSWEEN, Eileen R.N. - 78, passed away in Breton Bay Nursing Home, October 3, 2002. Born
in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Reuben and Ethel (Hughes) Arkwright. Surviving
are husband, Donald; daughter, Karen (Robbie); son, Brian (Janet); niece, Sharon; nephew,
James; four grandchildren; sister-in-law, Louise Desjardins. She was predeceased by sister, Beryl;
brother, James H. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be
held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's Church, Rev. S. Mills officiating. Burial tol follow in
Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Alzheimers Society.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of T. W. Curry Parkview chapel.


OBIT # 4175 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 OCTOBER 2002
WILSON, Joseph Sr. - 80, Linacy, died October 2, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
He was a son of the late Samuel and Sarah (Berry) Wilson. Surviving are wife, Helen Elizabeth
(MacIntosh); daughter, Bonnie (Dan); sons, Joe (Donna); Howard Chipper (Chrissy); sister,
Maude; brother, Sam (Josephine); 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces,
nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Rhoda, Brenda; brothers, David, Frank, Richard,
William. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
Funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday in St. George's Anglican Church, Rev. Bill White officiating.
Interment will be in Lorne Street Cemetery. R.C.L service 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.


OBIT # 4176 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 OCTOBER 2002
HENRY, William Patrick "Bill" - 52, Armdale, passed away October 6, 2002, at home. Born in
Halifax, he was a son of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Boyle) Henry. He is survived by his wife,
the former Janet Creelman; sons, William, Stephen; daughter, Kelly, all of Armdale; sisters,
Shirley (Hunter), Dartmouth; Barbara (Davies), Peterborough, Ont.; Patsy (Smith), Edmonton,
Alta.; Linda (Marchant), New Glasgow; brothers, John, Louis, London, Ont.; Ronald, Timberlea;
Barry, Sheet Harbour; Donald, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
sisters, Dorothy Forbes (Halifax); Marie Price (Ottawa, Ont.); Jean Gorman (Halifax); Lorraine
Shanks (Halifax); brother, Arthur Jr. (Halifax). Visitation will take place 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in
Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday
in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Coronation Avenue, Fairview, Father Duncan MacMaster
officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Special thanks goes out
to his niece, Betty and sister-in-law, Sandra, who went the extra mile. Flowers gratefully accepted
or donations may be made to IWK Health Centre.


OBIT # 4177 – LOWELL COURIER CITIZEN – 23 APRIL 1937
Mrs. Elizabeth (Douglas) Bradley died in Beverly Hospital, Beverly, Thursday afternoon, the
widow of James Bradley who died in 1922. She was born in Stellarton, N. S., July 24, 1860 and
went to Boston to attend school. She was married in 1884 and came to Lowell, where she has
since resided. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Ruth Douglas Bradley of Beverly, and
Mrs. Marion Ingham of Bradford; one son, James C. Bradley of Lowell, also three sisters, and
three grandchildren. She was a member of the Highland Congregational Church and the True
Blue Mothers Club. The body was removed to the White & Roy mortuary, 236 Westford Street.


OBIT # 4178 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 OCTOBER 2002
BEST, Clarence Arthur "Bugs" - 68, 147 Hudson St., Stellarton, died Tuesday, October 8, 2002,
in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Clarence
Arthur and Gladys (White) Best. He was a resident of Stellarton all of his life. He was employed
as a coal miner at MacBain Mine for a number of years, later going on to work at Hawker
Siddeley in the Wheel and Axle Department up until his retirement. He is survived by his wife,
the former Ora MacKay, Stellarton; sons, Clarence (Margie), Stellarton; Francis (Debbie),
Fredericton; David (Betty), Stellarton; Robert (Rose), Stellarton; daughters, Jenny (Wally)
MacNeil, Westville; Anne Marie (Bradley) MacPherson, MacLellan's Brook; 15 grandchildren;
one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by son, George. His remains will rest in H. C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, funeral services will
be held 10 a.m. Friday, Capt. Jim Sinclair officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial of ashes at a
later date in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of
Clarence may be made to Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4179 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 OCTOBER 2002
JENKINS, Joshua Caleb - 81, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Seventh St., Trenton,
passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Trenton, he
was a son of the late Joshua and Annie H. (Jackson) Jenkins. He was a retired boiler operator
from Nova Scotia Power Commission. He was a member of First United Church, IBEW Union
and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are daughters, Anne (Bill) MacCulloch, New
Glasgow; Jocelyn (John) Whytewood, Westville; son, Robert, Bowmanville, Ont.; grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Jean
Gladney; grandson, Richie Whytewood; sister, Lee Stewart; brothers, Cecil, Malcolm, Ephriam,
Daniel, Forrest, Roy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton, where
funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial in Hillside
Cemetery. Donations may be made to First United Church, C.H.A.D. Bus or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4180 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 OCTOBER 2002
LIVINGSTON, Edith Jane - 63, Greenwood Road, passed away October 8, 2002, at home. Born
in Thorburn, March 5, 1939, she was a daughter of the late John Alexander "Jack" and Anna
(Ross) MacCulloch. Raised in Meiklefield and Blue Mountain, she was a resident of Greenwood
Road all her married life. She was a graduate of East Pictou Rural High School, class of 1956 and
EPRH Commercial Course in 1957. Edith worked as a secretary with Eastern Wood Workers,
Pictou Regional Vocational School, and for the last 19 years with Pictou District/Chignecto
Central School Board. She was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn; secretary for
over 30 years of the Thorburn Improvement Association (Cemetery); treasurer of the Esther
Mission Circle AMS; and former secretary of Union Presbyterian Church and Thorburn Minor
Hockey. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Calder; sons, Jason (Shari), Blue Mountain;
Glenn (Michelle), Pictou; grandchildren, Meghann and Matthew, Sarah, Emily and Ashley;
sisters, Mary Ross, Blue Mountain; Annie Cameron, Greenwood, Amy (Mort) Stewart, Canning;
brothers, James (Annie) MacCulloch, Riverton; Allison (Mae) MacCulloch, Plymouth; sister-in-
law, Helen (Bill) Fox, Belleville, Ont.; nieces and nephews; cousins. She was predeceased by her
brother, Daniel MacCulloch. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in H. W. Angus Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Union Presbyterian Church,
Thorburn, Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Thorburn Cemetery. Family
flowers only please. Donations may be made to the Union Presbyterian Church or to Thorburn
Cemetery.


OBIT # 4181 – EVENING NEWS – 19 JULY 1986
NEW GLASGOW- MARY LILLIAN WADDEN,74, 38 High St.,New Glasgow, died Friday in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Martin
L. and Maria (Green) Fraser. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, and
the Catherine Mair Society. She was a member of the church choir for over 50 years and taught
the Explorers for 18 years. She is survived by her husband, Henry; a daughter, Mrs.Donna
Brown, Halifax; a son, Gerald,New Glasgow. The remains are resting at the R.H.Porter Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held at 4pm.Sunday in First Presbyterian Church.
Internment will be in Brookside Cemetery.


OBIT # 4182 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JUNE 1993
MALLOY, Dennis Graham (Bud) - 75 Ottawa, died June 24, 1993, in hospital in Ottawa. Born in
Halifax, he was a son of the late Earl and Mable (Dickson) Malloy. He was a retired group
captain in the RCAF; a veteran of the Second World War; former base commander of CFB
Uplands and he was the head professional at Highland Golf Club for 15 years. He is survived by
his wife, Mary; daughter, Virginia (Mrs. Ted Purnell), Ottawa; Barbara (Mrs. Gary Kilgour),
London, Ont.; two sons, David, Regina; Brian, Ottawa; six grandchildren; three brothers, Murray,
Vancouver, B.C.; Jack, Dartmouth; Si, Halifax; two sisters, Eleanor Buttrey, Gananoque, Ont.;
Yvonne Matthews, Truro. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth, Peggy. Cremation has taken
place. A private family service was held June 28, 1993, in Tubman Funeral Home, Westlawn
Chapel, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or
Victorian Order of Nurses Ottawa Carleton Branch.


OBIT # 4183 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 OCTOBER 2002
FERGUSON (MacKay), Olive Catherine - 83, Bay View, passed away peacefully Wednesday,
October 9, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Toney Mills, Pictou Co., October
25, 1918, she was the daughter of the late James D. and Ida (Sutherland) MacKay. Olive lived
most of her life in Bay View where she was an active partner to her late husband Jim on the
family farm. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and she was very actively
involved in the community. She is survived by daughter, Elizabeth, Halifax; sons, Tom (Lynn),
Pictou; Jack (Kathleen), William (Jeannie), and Harold, all of Bay View; eight grandchildren;
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim; infant son, David; brother,
Harold; nephew, Lloyd. Visitation will be held at her late residence in Bay View from 7-9 p.m.
today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral service 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Pictou, Rev. Foster Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only
please. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Memorial Fund, Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Arrangements
entrusted to McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.


OBIT # 4184 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 OCTOBER 2002
CARVER, Maurice James - New Glasgow, died October 10, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in
Walden, Lunenburg Co., he was a son of the late Guy and Alice (Keddy) Carver. He was a retired
truck driver. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jean Viola (Phalen); daughters, Valerie Jean
(Bill) MacLean, Judy (Alan) Gray, Elaine M. (Donald) Beach; son, Maurice (Pam); sister, Francis
(John) Hirtle; brothers, Wallace (Beverley), Douglas (Paulette), Raymond (Roberta), Pearlie;
grandchildren; great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Dorothy; brothers, Luther,
Gerald. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow,
where funeral will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Interment in Murray's Point Cemetery


OBIT # 4185 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 OCTOBER 2002
FRASER, Patricia Anne "Pat" - Prospect Street, New Glasgow, died October 10, 2002, after a
long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a daughter of Florence Fraser and the late
William E. Fraser. Pat was born in New Glasgow, June 4, 1946. She was an accomplished piper
with the Ceilidh Girls Pipe Band and Fraser Holmes Ladies Pipe Band. She was a Bacteriology
Lab Technician for 24 years at the Halifax Infirmary. She had a variety of interests, including her
Scottish heritage, gardening, art, cooking, knitting and astrology. Besides her mother, Florence
Fraser; she is survived by sisters, Rose, Judy (Robert) Spicer; brothers, Billie (Sylvia), Alan;
nieces, Sonya, Sarah, Gillian and Giselle; nephews, Andrew, Sean and Jeff; grandnephew,
Johnathan; grandnieces, Allie and Bailley. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic
Church, Father Regis Halloran officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care.


OBIT # 4186 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 OCTOBER 2002
MacDONALD, Viola Mae - 91, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Poplar Street, Pictou, passed
away Thursday October 10, 2002, in the manor. Born on Pictou Island, she was a daughter of the
late William and Cora (MacCallum) MacLean. Viola was a resident of Pictou Island moving to
Pictou in 1952. She was a member of the Princess Rebekah Lodge 4, Pictou, for 35 years. She
was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pictou, and a member of the choir for many years.
She is survived by her sons, Bill (Jeanne), Harris Rd.; Owen (Jean), Lyons Brook; brother, Fraser
(Lois) MacLean, Pictou; seven grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by
her husband, John Angus; son, Clair; sisters, Alice, Jean, Annabelle; brother, Hugh. Visitation
will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 10:30
a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, Pictou, Rev. Iona MacLean officiating. Burial will be
in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only please. In Lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to
First Presbyterian Church, Pictou Island Cemetery Fund or a favorite charity.


OBIT # 4187 – EVENING NEWS – 14 AUGUST 1984
NEW GLASGOW- EDWARD (BUD) SMITH, 55, of 416 Washington St., died this morning in
the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Goldboro, he was a son of the late John Hugh and Ethel
(Clyburne) Smith. He lived in New Glasgow most of his life and was a member of Westminster
Church. Mr.Smith was a truck driver having been employed with Inter Supply of Lower Barney's
River. Surviving besides his wife, the former Margaret Weir; are 3 daughters, Nancy (Mrs.
Kenneth Jardine), Union Centre; Sherry (Mrs.Robert Anderson), Little Harbour; Susan,at home; 2
sons, John, Lower Sackville; Scott, at home; 7 grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 sisters, Ann
(Mrs. Kitchener Crooks), Goldboro; Mrs. Christina Ormrod, Hamilton, Ont; Janet (Mrs.Tom
MacKay), Plymouth; 3 brothers, Robert, New Glasgow; William and Ace, Priestville. He was
predeceased by a sister, Jessie and a brother, Laurie. His remains will rest at the H.W.Angus
Funeral Home, King Street, with visiting after 7 o'clock this evening. Funeral service will be held
Thursday at 2pm. in Westminster Church. Internment will be in Brookside cemetery.


OBIT # 4188 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 OCTOBER 2002
PORTEOUS, John - 89, Caledonia, Guysborough Co., died Wednesday, October 9, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Winchburgh, West Lothian, Scotland, he was a son of
the late David and Jeannie (Simpson) Porteous. He was the last surviving member of his family.
John came to Canada in 1928 and moved to Caledonia in 1934, where he was self- employed in
the lumber business. In later years he was foreman for the Pictou Shipyards and Scott Paper. He
was a councillor for the Municipality of St. Mary's for 12 years, Honorary member of the City
Club and was also a member of the Shrine Philae Temple, Halifax and Euclid Masonic Lodge No.
92, New Glasgow. In earlier years, he was very active in the Bluenose Curling Club and the
Abercrombie Golf Club where he was club champion in 1948. He was well-known in the area as
a hunting guide, an avid fisherman, bird watcher, and his love of animals and the outdoors. He is
survived by his very dear friend, Sandra Patterson. He was predeceased by his wife, the former
Gertrude Marie Campbell; his brother, James. Cremation to take place. There will be no visitation
by request. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in H.W. Angus Funeral Home
Chapel, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4189 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 OCTOBER 2002
MacDONALD, Gertrude Ann "Gertie" - 82, Linacy, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on
Friday, October 11, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, after a brief illness. Born in
Albany, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah Bernard and Mary Ann (Hagen) Noonan.
She had been employed with the former MacKenzie's Drugstore. She was a member of St.
Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the CWL
and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Gertie was a faithful member and supporter of the Linacy
Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend
to all that knew her. Surviving are sons, Dennis, Eldon (Elda), Linacy; Hillard (Corrine), Carmen
(Corinne), Lewis (Mary), New Glasgow; sisters, Kathleen "Kaye" MacDonald, Linacy; Hazel
(William) MacDonald, Borden, P.E.I.; Lillian (Joseph) Hartnett, Ruth (George) Noonan, Halifax;
10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews. She was predeceased by
husband, Lauchie; sisters, Margaret Mattart, Mable MacCormac, Muriel Fader; brothers, Basil,
Raymond. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in P. & K. MacDonald
Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in St.
Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Father Bernard MacAdam officiating. Interment will be in
Holy Cross Cemetery with reception to follow at the Linacy Fire Hall. Family flowers only.
Donations may be made in her memory to Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.


OBIT # 4190 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 OCTOBER 2002
FOUGERE, John Oliver - 90, Halifax, died October 11, 2002, in QEII Health Sciences Centre.
Born in New Glasgow, he resided in Guysborough County. He is survived by only daughter,
Mary Fougere; sister, Josephine Avery; granddaughter, LyAnn; great-granddaughter, Melissa;
great- grandson, Matthew. Cremation has taken place. No service by request. Ashes to be
scattered at a later date
OBIT # 4191 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 OCTOBER 2002
DUPERRON, Rhoda Celia - died September 30, 2002, in Pomona, Calif. Born in Truro, she was
a daughter of the late Lorne S. and Nettie (Black) Fisher, Shinimicas. She is survived by
daughter, Beverley (Richard) Polacek, Alta Loma, Calif.; grandson and great-grandson. She was
predeceased by husband, Arthur Duperron; sister, Pearl McCabe; brother, Garnet Fisher. A
private graveside service was held in Pomona, Calif.


OBIT # 4192 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 OCTOBER 2002
RAFUSE, Blanche Frances R.N. - 82, of 13 Maple St., Stellarton, died Friday, October 11, 2002,
in Aberdeen Hospital, after a lengthy illness, her beautiful heart stopped beating. Born in
Mulgrave, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose "Jim" and Laura (O'Neill) Keay. She was a
resident of Stellarton for the past 22 years, where she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes
Roman Catholic Church. She was a registered nurse having worked at the Payzant Memorial
Hospital in Windsor, as an operating room supervisor for a number of years. Surviving are sons,
Michael, Charlottetown; Mark, New Glasgow; daughter-in-law, Irene Shankell, Charlottetown;
grandchildren, Jessica Singer, Port Hawkesbury; John Morton, Charlottetown; Scott Morton,
Edmonton; brother, Joe (Jenny) Keay, Stellarton; sister-in-law, Vivian Kirk; brothers-in-law,
Harvey Pollock, Clyde Rafuse; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
Manning Rafuse; daughter, Kimberley Singer; sisters, Mary Brownrigg, Vonnie Carpenter, Agnes
Pollock. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visiting 1-4
p.m. Monday. Cremation to follow. A public memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our
Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflin officiating. Reception to follow
in the church hall. A graveside committal service will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday in Maplewood
Cemetery, Windsor, Father J.J. MacDonald Officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in
memory of Blanche may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Kidney
Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.


OBIT # 4193 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 OCTOBER 2002
WONG, Henry Ives - 78, Lyons Brook, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 12, 2002, in
Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Born September 19, 1924, in Pictou, Henry was raised in
Pictou and was a son of the late Sam and Lucy (Hemmings) Wong. He was a member of Stella
Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. Henry enjoyed gardening, card playing and cars. He was
also an exceptional bowler, and belonged to many leagues. He retired from the Nova Scotia
Liquor Commission after 20 years service, prior to that he was the town jailer and custodian for
many years. Henry is survived by his wife, Arlene (Clarke); children, Heather (Joseph)
O'Donnell, Stellarton; Angela (Robin) Anderson, Trenton; Sandra Bates, Truro; John, Alberta;
Loretta (Victor) Scanlan, Pictou; Rose Belleville, Kentville; stepson, Tim Clarke, New
Brunswick; sisters, Ruby (David) Young, Pictou; Margie MacDonald, New Brunswick; Jeanne
(Bob) Hatfield, Port Hood; Miriam Patterson, Pictou; Joan Wong, Ontario; Kay (Norman)
Walker, Stellarton; brothers, Gerry (Alice), Pictou; Bobby (Evelyn), Pictou; Clarence, Pictou;
Sonny, Ontario; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
daughter, Jeanne; son, Laurie; brother, Frank. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren
Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Stella Maris Roman
Catholic Church, Pictou, Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in St. James
Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to the Maritime
Oddfellows Home, Pictou or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.
OBIT # 4194 – EVENING NEWS – 26 AUGUST 1985
TRURO- FRANK LEONARD HORNE, 92, 72 Victoria St., Truro, died Friday in Colchester
Hospital. He was born in New Glasgow, and was the son of the late John G. and Annabell Horne.
He was a retired shoemaker, having worked with the late Bill Lynds for many years. He was a
member of the United Church of Canada. He is survived by a niece, Mrs.Alex DiNicholas, New
Hartford, N.Y. He was predeceased by a sister, May; 3 brothers, Anasa, Harold and Murray. The
remians are resting in Mattatall's Funeral Home,Truro, where the funeral will be at 7:30 p.m.
today. Burial will be in Old Barns cemetery.


OBIT # 4195 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 OCTOBER 2002
HAMILTON, Doreen Elizabeth - 62, Kenzieville, died Sunday, October 13, 2002 at home
surrounded by her loving family. Born in Beaver Bank, she was a daughter of the late John
Harold and Lila Velma (Peters) Shore. She was an employee of Arisaig Fisheries for 28 years.
She was an adherent of Barney's River Presbyterian Church, Kenzieville and a member of
Barney's River Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Doreen was a very creative person and was
dearly loved by her family. Surviving are her husband, Raye E.; sons, Raye (Lora), White Court,
Alta.; Paul (Darlene), Merigomish; Barry, Kenzieville; sisters, Helen (Blair) Dean, Maryanne
(Wilson) Barkhouse, Beaver Bank; Elaine Carter, Kenzieville; Barbara Snyder, Velma (Parker)
Lambert, Carol (James) Joudrey, Sackville; brothers, Murray (Betty), Peter (Christina), Beaver
Bank; grandchildren, Pamela, Robbie, Roger, Christopher; many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by brother, Ronald. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors in P.
& K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. A memorial service will be
2 p.m. Wednesday in Barney's River Presbyterian Church, Rev. Lorne MacLeod officiating.
Interment of ashes will be in Kenzieville Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made
in her memory to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Pictou County Branch or Canadian Cancer
Society.


OBIT # 4196 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 OCTOBER 2002
BURGESS, Ella Elizabeth - 89, Meadowland Villa, Bible Hill, formerly of Truro, passed away
Monday, October 14, 2002, in the villa, where she had resided for over two years. Born in Beaver
Brook, Colchester Co., she was a daughter of the late Fred and Annie (Crowe) Loughead. She
was a member of First United Church, Truro and a former employee of A. J. Walker and Sons.
She is survived by daughter, Barbara Dill, Bible Hill; daughter-in-law, Joan Burgess, Truro;
sisters, Ada Jobb, Beaver Brook; Marion Dearmond, Truro; grandchildren, Stanley Burgess,
Robert (Shelley) Burgess, Stephen Burgess, Gail Blake; three great-grandchildren; many nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Dartt; sons, Lester, Stanley; sisters, Bessie
Dzuris, Viva Clarke; brothers, Leslie, Lawrence, Robert, Smith,Vaughan. Visitation will be 2-4,
7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home,
512 Willow St., Truro. Burial in Old Barns Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her
memory may be made to Old Barns Cemetery or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4197 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 OCTOBER 2002
CHABASSOL, Mildred Ann - Westville Road, went to meet her Lord on October 14, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and
Margaret (MacDonald) Chisholm. She was a long-time member of The Church of The Holy
Name, Westville and St. Gregory's Church, New Glasgow. She was a charter member of The
Holy Name Catholic Women's League where she had been active for 50 years. For 35 years she
worked at the Goodman Company in New Glasgow where she enjoyed the friendship and
admiration of her many co-workers. Her favourite humour, and interest in everything and
everyone, kept her young of heart and mind. She is survived by her husband, James; son, Rod;
daughter-in-law, Joan, Trenton, Ont.; daughter, Sister Mildred (Congregation of Notre Dame);
five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Clarence
and Don; sister, Mona Chisholm. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Eagles Funeral Home,
Westville. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in The Church of the Holy Name,
Westville, Father Don Boudreau, Father Bernard McAdam, and Father David MacDonald
officiating. Burial will be in The Holy Name Cemetery, Westville.


OBIT # 4198 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 OCTOBER 2002
TRUEMAN, Grace - Passed away Monday, October 14, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. For the past two months she was a resident of Valley View Villa. She previously lived
on Marsh Street before moving to Brother Street. Born in Goshen, Guysborough Co., she was a
daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Sinclair. Grace worked for several years as a receptionist
for Dr. Henry Townsend, and at the time of her retirement she was employed with Drs. Wagg and
MacLeod. She was a member of Saint Georges Anglican Church and prior to her illness she was
involved in many church activities. Grace is survived by her sister, Kathleen McClelland,
Halifax; nieces, Carol (Dennis) MacDonald, Big Pond; Judy Patten, Glace Bay. She was
predeceased by her husband, Edgar; son, Donald; brother, Robert Sinclair; sisters, Lena Smith
and Christena Patten. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday in Saint Georges Anglican Church with Rev. Cecil Hebb
officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Anyone wishing to make a donation may do
so to the charity of their choice.


OBIT # 4199 – EVENING NEWS – 15 OCTOBER 2002
NEW GLASGOW - Margaret Flora "Peg" Horne, 83, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow,
formerly of Florida, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, in the manor. Born in New Glasgow,
she was a daughter of the late George and Nellie (Farmer) Otley. She retired from Belk Dept.
Store in Florida as a manager and buyer for the Ladies Clothing Dept. Surviving are her son,
Donald Roy Horne, Don Mills, ON; sister, Enid Sewell, New Glasgow, nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her husband, John "Roy" Horne; sisters, Doris Cullen; Kathleen McCay;
brother, Max Otley. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will
be held 11 a.m., Friday, in the R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with Rev. Aidan
Kingsbury officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4200 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 OCTOBER 2002
BOWMAN, Alice Joan - 69, 162 Sixth St., New Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, October 16,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late
John Sullivan and Alice (DeGruchy) Fraser. She was a resident of New Glasgow all of her life
and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Joan was a member of the
Folk Choir and a former member of St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, where
she was a long-time member of the church choir. She was a retired 41 year employee of
Woolworth, Woolco Co. Ltd. She is survived by stepdaughter, Susan Bowman, Stellarton;
stepson, David (Jeanne) Bowman, Stellarton; stepgrandchildren, David and Lindsey; cousin,
Marjorie Fraser and several other cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her
husband, John David; stepfather, Percy Campbell. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.W.
Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflin officiating. Burial will be in the parish
cemetery. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or
Homecare.


OBIT # 4201 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 OCTOBER 2002
HARTLING, Florence Agnes - 93, Stellarton, died October 16, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in West New Annan, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Agnes (Miller)
Byers. She was a graduate of the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing. She lived for
many years in Malagash and Tatamagouche. She was active in churches in both communities.
She is survived by her daughters, Leona Bertrand, Winnipeg; Evelyn Andrews, Wolfville;
Charlotte (Stuart) Burbine and Elna (Evan) Wiles, Western Shore; Genesta (John) Hamm,
Stellarton; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; many nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Hartling; sisters, Annie MacNeill,
Sadie Purdy, Elsie Byers, Jessie Treen, Georgia Peck, Doris Swan; brothers, Wesley, Bert, Dan,
Charles, Mitchell; sons-in-law, Leonard Bertrand and Noel Andrews. Visiting 2-4, 6-8 p.m.
Friday, October 18, in Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, October
19, in Malagash United Church, Rev. Jane Doule officiating. Burial in South Shore Cemetery,
Malagash. Family flowers only, donations in memory to Malagash United Church or any charity.


OBIT # 4202 – EVENING NEWS – 23 JUNE 1988
NEW GLASGOW- EVERETT MUNROE,88, Windsor St., Halifax, formerly of Stellarton
and New Glasgow,died Wednesday in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in White Head, Guys. Co., he
was a son of the late Edgar and Minnie (Munroe) Munroe. He was a retired radio operator. He
was predeceased by 2 brothers, Edwin and Ivan; 3 sisters, Helene, Goldie and Queenie.The
remains will be cremated and internment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Trenton.


OBIT # 4203 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 OCTOBER 2002
REID, Donald Snide - 77, Truro. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Donald S.
Reid, October 17, 2002, - a mentor to many, a friend to all, a man who listened and questioned,
who supported and challenged, who welcomed change and sought new journeys. Don's love of
people was shown through his thoughtful and caring ways. He loved to walk-a true shunpiker
seeking less traveled paths. Don's photography caught the stillness of dawn and the rush of rivers.
Don loved to travel and see new things, learn about different cultures and seek out adventures.
Despite the many setbacks during the past few months, Don maintained his sparkle, his smile and
his love of life itself. Don was happiest when serving others. While he always said what he
thought, Don listened to others points of view. Comfortable in sharing his thoughts regardless if
controversial, he sought change in a respectful way. Don had many achievements: President of
the National Young People's Union, Charter member of the ACTC (the Tatamagouche Centre)
Board of Directors and first male graduate of Covenant College, Toronto. Don served on many
church committees and boards, both locally and nationally where his quiet challenges and
strategic mind facilitated many changes. Many friends were made through working with Don at
A.J. Reid and Sons, Shubenacadie; Brunswick Street United Church, Halifax; ACTC (director);
Windsor Elms Senior Citizens Home (administrator). Don was commissioned a Diaconal
Minister of the United Church of Canada and appointed commissioner for the Province of Nova
Scotia. Don was predeceased by his parents, Harold Alexander and Margaret Snide Reid
(Shubenacadie). With wonderful memories, Don leaves his loving wife, Elsie "Mima"; sons,
George, Ottawa; Harold, Tatamagouche; daughter, Mary, St. John's; grandchildren, Jolene, Erick;
siblings, Alexander (Molly), Victoria, B.C.; Katherine (John), Sydney, B.C.; Sheila, Victoria;
Rufus (Audrey), Charlottetown, P.E.I.; extended family, Terry Reilly, St. John's; Skye Kozijn and
family, Dulac, Alta.; 17 nieces and nephews; close friends, Windsor coffee buddies; the Diaconal
community and the United Church family. Memorial service celebrating Don's life will be held 3
p.m. Sunday, October 20, in St. Andrews United Church, corner of Duke and King Streets, Truro,
Rev. Margaret Sagar officiating with reception to follow. A private interment at a later date.
Memorial donations to the Mission and Service Fund, United Church of Canada or Windsor
Elms, Windsor.


OBIT # 4204 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 OCTOBER 2002
WADDEN (Hale), Hazel "Dene" - 90, Spring Garden Road, Westville, died peacefully October
17, 2002, amongst family in Aberdeen Hospital. Born September 4, 1912, in Winnipeg, Man., she
was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel (Lightfoot) Batchelor. She was a member of St. Paul
United Church. Dene was a member of the Westville Heritage Group, the Heritage Painting class
and was the pianist for the Heritage Choral Group. She worked for the Goodman Company for
many years. Dene is survived by sons, Douglas Hale (Kaye), Ottawa; Donald Hale (Dorothylane),
Westville; daughter, Muriel Hislop (Wayne), Saltsprings; step-daughter, Sharon Martin,
Hopewell; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her first husband, Daniel Sinclair Hale; second husband, Samuel Rundle Wadden;
good friend, Robert F Porter; brothers, Douglas and William Batchelor; infant grandson, David
Sinclair Hale. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral
service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul United Church, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating.
Interment in St. Beesâ Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to St. Paul United
Church or a charity of your choice.


OBIT       #      4205     –     EVENING         NEWS        –     25       AUGUST        1986
WINDSOR- D.CAMPBELL CLARK, 92, of Windsor, formerly of Port Williams, Kings Co.,
died Saturday in the Windsor Elms. Born in Caledonia, Guys.Co., he was a son of the late Daniel
and Mary (MacQuarrie) Clark. After his schooling in Pictou County he worked for the Bank of
Nova Scotia in various parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia until he joined the army during
the First World War.After the war he moved to Port Williams, where he operated a hardware
buisness for many years until his retirement. He was a member of St.Stephen-St.Paul United
Church, Kentville, and was an elder and secretary of the session for many years. He was a
member and past-master of St.George's Lodge 20,AF and AM, Wolfville. He was also a member
of Cornwallis Chapter 26, RAM, Kentville. He is survived by his wife, the former Ada Norton; 3
daughters, Geraldine(Mrs.W.G.Robinson),Vancouver; Jacqueline (Mrs. Eric Nott),Windsor; and
Ruth (Mrs.Ian Stalker), Westmount,Que; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was
predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy; and 2 brothers, Alden and Stanley. Funeral was held today.
Internment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor.


 OBIT       #    4206      –      EVENING        NEWS        –     25     AUGUST       1986
SYDNEY- KENNETH BETTS, 53, of Archibald Ave.,Sydney, died Saturday at Porter's Lake,
Dartmouth. Born in Cumberland County, he was a son of Margaret (MacLaren) Betts, Moose
River, Pictou County and the late James Russell Betts. He was employed at ATV Sydney for the
past 33 years. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, past chairman of the board of
directors of St.Rita Hospital and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Sydney. Besides his
mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Nellie Vickers; a son, Ron, at home; a daughter,
Jackie (Mrs.Charles Kinsman), Porter's Lake; a sister, Marjorie Robertson, Thorburn. The
remains are resting at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2pm.
in Bethel Presbyterian Church. Internment will be at Forest Haven Cemetery.


OBIT       #      4207      –     HALIFAX       HERALD          –    19     OCTOBER          2002
FOOTE, G. Clifford - 92, Linacy, died Friday, October 18, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in French River, he was a son of the late John William and Elizabeth Ann
(Mitchell) Foote. He was a member of French River Presbyterian Church, French River. He had
been a school bus driver at East Pictou Rural High School for 12 years, retiring in 1975 to
become a pulp contractor for Scott Paper. Cliff was an avid horseman all his life, having owned
and operated G.C. Foote's Harness, Linacy for the past 20 years. Surviving are his daughters,
Marsha (Frank) McGee, Cordellia "Dellia" (David) McDaniel, Linacy; grandchildren, Tari
McGee, Tracey (Jade) Wong, Edmonton, Alta.; Luke and Sara McDaniel, Linacy; great-
grandson, Kade Wong; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Muriel
Jean Crooks; sister, Etta; brothers, John, Bernard, Curtis, Burton, Alonzo. Visitation will be 7-9
p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral
service will be 2 p.m. Monday in French River Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gail Johnson
officiating. Interment will be in French River Cemetery with a gathering to follow in Linacy Fire
Hall. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to any charity of choice.


OBIT       #     4208     –     HALIFAX         HERALD      –     19     OCTOBER         2002
FRASER, James Morrison - 81, Cedarstone Estates, Truro, formerly of Greenwood, Pictou Co.,
died Thursday, October 17, 2002, in Cedarstone Estates, Truro. Born in MacPherson's Mills,
Pictou Co., he was a son of the late John Hugh and Elizabeth (Sutherland) Fraser. He lived his
early years in MacPherson's Mills, later residing in Greenwood, Pictou Co. for some 34 years.
Jim worked in the Lumber Industry and farmed for most of his working life. He was also a
partner in Holmes and Fraser Contracting. He was a member and elder of Union Presbyterian
Church, Thorburn, where he was a member of the Mens Club and a former member of the Board
of Managers. He was a former member of the IOOF Lodge. He was the last surviving member of
his immediate family and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are his wife of 65 years,
the former Olive Meikle; daughters, Dianne (Terry) MacCulloch, Greenwood, Pictou Co.;
Eleanor (Walter) Kirkwood, Lantz; sons, Hugh (Carol) and Edward "Ted" (Janet), both of
Greenwood, Pictou Co.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by
brothers, Henry and one in infancy; sister, Grace. Cremation to take place. The family will
receive visitors 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. A public
memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Rev.
Glenn MacDonald officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in MacPherson's Mills Cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of James may be made to the Union
Presbyterian Church, Thorburn or MacPherson's Mills Cemetery.


OBIT       #    4209      –    HALIFAX        HERALD        –     19     OCTOBER         2002
HENNESSEY, Lawrence Edward - 80, New Glasgow, died October 17, 2002, at home. Born in
Stellarton, he was a son of the late Abraham and Gertrude (Cooke) Hennessey. Surviving are
sons, Hughie, Nelson, Elmer, John, Howard, Robert, Peter; stepdaughter, Rosalee; sisters,
Thelma, Isabel; brothers, Johnny, Jerry; 25 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by wife, Elva Jessie (Burns); sons, Henry, Charlie; one sister; one
brother. Visiting 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. with Legion service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, both in P.
& K. MacDonald Funeral Home. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in Christ The King Roman Catholic
Church, Trenton, Father Joseph Brossard officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.


OBIT        #     4210      –     HALIFAX       HERALD         –      19     OCTOBER       2002
JENKINS, Stephan Bruce "Steve" - 56, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of 34 Taylor
St., Pictou and New Glasgow, died Thursday, October 17, 2002, in the nursing home. Born in
New Glasgow, he was a son of Stramburg "Stran" and Esther (Robertson) Jenkins, MacLellans
Brook. In his earlier years, he resided in MacLellan's Brook and later moved to Ontario where he
resided prior to returning to New Glasgow. He installed carpets for a number of years, but most
of his working life was spent with his father and late brother, Glenn, at the former Homestretch
Meat Market in Blue Acres. He was an adherent of St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow,
was a car enthusiast having restored his M.G. car. He was also an avid outdoorsman. Besides his
parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Evonne Bell, Pictou; daughters, Stephanie Anne
(Jim) McInnis, Ontario; Kelly Lee (Terry), Gingerich, Ont.; Kinberley Dawn (Blair) Bray, Pictou;
son, James Mark, Ontario; son-in-law, Robert Anderson, Stellarton; grandchildren, Johnathan,
Jason, Tabatha, Matthew, Jessica, Stephan, Corey and Nickolas; brother, Lennard, MacLellan's
Brook; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by brothers, Glendon and
Harold and sister, Toby. Cremation to take place. The family will receive visitors from 1 p.m.
until the time of service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday October 22, in H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel,
New Glasgow, where a public memorial service in loving memory of Stephan will be held at 2
p.m. on Tuesday, Hayward Baker officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Thorburn
Cemetery. Donations in memory of Stephan may be made to the staff of Shiretown Nursing
Home, Pictou.



OBIT # 4211 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 OCTOBER 2002
MacKAY, Gladys Alice - 92, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Maple Crest Senior Citizens,
Stellarton and Elgin, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in Melrose, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late James and Sadie
(MacKeen) Tate. She was a resident of Elgin, Pictou Co., before moving to Stellarton in 1973.
Gladys was an employee for a number of years at the Adult Residential Centre in Riverton. She
was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Hopewell and Southern Cross Rebekah Lodge,
Stellarton. She is survived by daughters, Joan (George) Steeves, Westbank, B.C.; Audrey
(Robert) Cunningham, Westville; Ann (Aldrich) Misner, Berwick; five grandchildren; six great-
grandchildren; sister, Margaret Smith, Stellarton. She was predeceased by husband, Dunbar;
brothers, Aubrey, Austin. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral
Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in First Presbyterian Church,
Hopewell, Rev. Gary Tonks officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. In lieu
of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Hopewell,
building fund.


OBIT # 4212 – EVENING NEWS – 2 MAY 1987
THORBURN- JOHN JAMES CALLAHAN, 70, Thorburn, died Friday in Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Rogers)
Callahan. He worked as a pipe fitter at Hawker-Siddeley Car Works. He is survived by his wife,
the former Irene Tanner; a daughter, Sharon (Mrs. George Gunton), Thorburn; 3 sons; Roger,
Thorburn; Wayne and John, both of New Glasgow; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. He
was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret (Mrs.Jimmy Chambers), a brother, George (Rosy), 2
sisters; Viola and Edith. The remains are resting in R.H.Porter Funeral Home,New Glasgow,after
7pm. today (Saturday) where funeral service will be 2pm. Monday. Internment will be in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.


OBIT # 4213 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 OCTOBER 2002
SPINNEY, Vivian Marie - 88, Halifax, formerly of New Glasgow and Stellarton, passed away
October 18, 2002, peacefully with family by her side in QEII Health Sciences Centre. Born in
New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Hugh and May MacLean. She was a lifetime
member of First United Baptist Church, New Glasgow. She was an avid knitter and was known
for her wide array of crafts. She loved flowers and spent hours of enjoyment in her gardens. She
was predeceased by husband, Kenneth Spinney; sister, Pearl MacLean; beloved companion,
Gregor Hattie. Surviving are daughter, Karen (Clarence) MacDonald, Halifax; grandchildren,
Rhonda Burke (Kelly), Oakville, Ont.; Brenda MacDonald (Parry Tamboline), Beaver Bank;
Constable Kevin MacDonald (Kathy), Hammonds Plains. "Nannie 2" also leaves behind great-
grandchildren, Nigel Wickens, Katelyn Burke, Ryan and Jenna MacDonald; extended great-
grandchildren, Julia Parr (Dan), Halifax; Tyler Tamboline, Dartmouth; great great-grandchild,
Shelby Parr, Halifax. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today in
J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, where memorial service will be held 10
a.m. Tuesday, October 22, Rev. Tom Woods officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Pictou, Rev. Leo Fletcher officiating. Donations may be made to
Cerebral Palsy Association.


OBIT # 4214 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 OCTOBER 2002
KELLOCK, Elsie May - Glen Haven Manor, formerly of New Glasgow and Stellarton, passed
away Sunday, October 20, 2002, in the manor. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late
Albert and Alice ( Greenaway) Frewin. Elsie was a resident of New Glasgow since 1989, prior to
which she lived all of her life in Stellarton. She was a member of Christ Anglican Church,
Stellarton. Elsie worked as a house mother at the nurse's residence of Aberdeen Hospital for a
number of years until her retirement. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are daughter, Cheryl Anderson, New Glasgow; sons, John and wife Lorraine, Alberta;
Richard and wife Catherine, Plymouth; grandchildren, Tony Anderson, Charlottetown; Chad and
Callista Kellock, Alberta; nephew, Albert Thompson, Alberta. She was predeceased by her
husband, Hugh Robert Kellock; sisters, Queenie Johnson and Lillian Thompson; uncle, James
Frewin. Her remains will rest in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, for visitation 2-4, 7-
9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Christ Anglican Church,
Stellarton, Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Burial will take place in Abercrombie Cemetery.


OBIT # 4215 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 OCTOBER 2002
MacLAUGHLIN, Earl Douglas - 80, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Hopewell,
died October 3, 2002, in the manor. Born in Lochaber, he was the son of the late Frederick and
Donna Mae (Fraser) MacLaughlin. He was a veteran of the Second World War. Surviving are
wife, Myrtle (Munroe); several stepchildren; sister, Kathleen "Kaye" (Basil) Tupper; niece,
Beverly; nephews, David, Jon, Chris. He was predeceased by sister, Rita. Cremation has taken
place. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Thursday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New
Glasgow, Mrs. Jessie Johnson officiating, followed by a gathering at the Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 34, New Glasgow. Interment of ashes in Fox Brook Cemetery.


OBIT # 4216 – EVENING NEWS – 25 JUNE 1987
NEW GLASGOW- LESLIE WHITFIELD CROFT,81, Glen Haven Manor,New Glasgow, died
Tuesday in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Gegoggin, Guys.Co., he was a son of the late David and
Jane (Croft) Croft. He spent most of his younger life in the lumber business and worked for 20
years in the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires at Fairy Aviation, Shearwater. He was a
member of the Pictou Highlanders during the Second World War. He is survived by his wife, the
former Maude Mailman; 3 daughters, Caroline (Mrs.James Sample), Stellarton; Vivian
(Mrs.Ralph O'Brian), East Gore; Alma (Mrs.Weldon Dorey), Lake Echo; a son, Herbert,
Dartmouth; and 14 grandchildren; a great grandchild;a brother, James, Wallaceburg, Ont; 2
sisters, Katie Langridge, Halifax; Geraldine Larter, Charlottetown. He was predeceased by 4
brothers, 2 sisters; 2 sons, Ainard and Perry; a daughter, Margaret. The remains are resting in
Veinotte's Funeral Home, Sherbrooke, from where the funeral service will be held at 2pm. Friday
in St.James Anglican Church, Sherbrooke. Internment will be in St.Mary's River Cemetery.


OBIT # 4217 – EVENING NEWS – 25 JUNE 1987
NEW GLASGOW- FERNIE SALTER, of Washington St., New Glasgow, formerly of Westville,
age 73 years, died in he Aberdeen Hospital, Wednesday. Born in Union Centre, he was a son of
the late Howard and Florence (Morrison) Salter. He was an adherent of First Presbyterian
Church, New Glasgow, and was a stationary engineer with Quality Record Company, Toronto,
until his retirement. Mr. Salter was an overseas veteran of the Second World War and a member
of the Overseas Veterans Association; the Western Star Masonic Lodge No.50. AF and AM,
Westville; and Scotia Lodge, No.11, IOOF, Westville. Surviving besides his wife, the former
Catherine DeJong, formerly of Winnipeg; are also 2 sisters, Ivy (Mrs.Alvin Stewart), Mrs.Shirley
MacEwan, both of Westville; 3 brothers, John, Mount William; Bruce, Stellarton; and Maxie,
Markham,Ont. His remains are resting at the Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, from where the
funeral service will be held Saturday at 2pm. Internment will be in Auburn Cametery.


OBIT # 4218 – EVENING NEWS – 25 JUNE 1987
COWANSVILLE- LOIS MURRAY PORTEOUS, Cowansville,Que., formerly of Knowlton,
Eastern Townships, Que., died Wednesday in Regal Nursing Home, Cowansville. She was a
daughter of the late Joseph and Isabella Murray of New Glasgow. She is survived by a son,
Murray; a grandson; 3 brothers, J.Norman,Halifax; J.Roy, Bridgetown; Dr.W.Edward,
Blairstown, N.J. She was predeceased by her husband, John A. Internment will be in
Knowlton,Que.


OBIT # 4219 – EVENING NEWS – 2 JUNE 1988
CARIBOO ISLAND- JOHN LeBLANC, 79, of Sunset Haven Rest Home, new Glasgow and
Riverton Heights, and formerly of Cariboo Island, died today at Edward Mortimer Place, Pictou.
Born in the Magdalen Islands, he was a son of the late Paul and Mary B. (Buffard)LeBlanc. He
was a member of Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. For many years he
worked at the waterfront in Halifax as a stevedore. He is survived by his wife, the former Alice
Meagher; 3 brothers, Archie and Adelore, both in Ont; William, Westville. He was predeceased
by 5 brothers, Richard, Edward and Joe, and two in infancy. The remains will rest in the
H.C.MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visiting after 2pm. Friday. Funeral mass will be
held at 1pm. Saturday from Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.Internment will be in
the parish cemetery.


OBIT # 4220 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 DECEMBER 2003
McMULLEN, Terence Michael - After a long hard battle with cancer, Terry passed away
peacefully at his home in Vancouver, B.C., on December 11, 2003. Born in New Glasgow,
December 2, 1937, Terry was involved in sports both on and off the field and always held a
special affection for his basketball and baseball teams. He graduated from Acadia University in
1966 and subsequently moved to Vancouver. Terry returned to Pictou every summer and could
often be seen out on an early morning run along the Braeshore Road. He was a fixture at
Melmerby, "the best beach in the world". Terry had retired after 30 years of federal public service
with H.R.D.C. in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Brooke Webber and her children Shaun and
Paige Shiozaki. Terry was predeceased by his father, Warren (1964); brother, Paul (1989);
mother, Mabel (McLeod) Arsenault (2002). A celebration of Terry's life will be held Tuesday,
December 23, in First United Church of Trenton, 81 High St., at 11 a.m., Rev. James Chisholm
officiating, a light reception will follow. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery. In honour of
Terry's early years as a all star point guard in Trenton, the family requests that in lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Pictou County Minor Basketball Association c/o Paul Butler, 134
Maple Ave., New Glasgow, NS B2H 2B6. Arrangements are entrusted to McLaren Funeral
Home, Pictou.


OBIT # 4221 – EVENING NEWS – 2 JUNE 1988
EAST RIVER ST.MARY'S- Word has been received here of the death of JOSEPH
ALEXANDER CAMERON in Lacombe Community Health Centre, Alberta,on Tuesday. Born in
East River St.Mary's, 84 years ago, he was a son of the late John
MacKenzie and Hattie (Archibald) Cameron, and he lived in Alberta and British Columbia most
of his life. Surviving are 2 stepdaughters, Myra and Myrna in Alberta; sisters, Mabel Willis,
Lacombe,         and       Hattie      Koepke        of       Burlington,       Ont;half-sisters,
Sara (Mrs.James Cunningham), East River St.Mary's; Barbara (Mrs.John Wood), Eden Lake;
half-brothers, John D. of Calgary; and J.Campbell of Stellarton. His wife Vera predeceased him
in August, 1987. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 6, from the Wilson Funeral
Chapel, Lacombe, conducted by Rev.Mr.Hetherington of the United Church with internment in
Lacombe


OBIT # 4222 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 OCTOBER 2002
LEWIS, Irene Mary Elizabeth - A lifetime resident of Trenton passed away Tuesday, October 22,
2002, in Glen Haven Manor at the age of 84. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the
late James and Mary (Power) Hogan. She was a member of First United Church, Trenton.
Surviving are son, Peter (Myrna), Trenton; grandchildren, Cynthia (Al), Halifax; Sherry (Robert),
Ontario; Carolyn, Trenton; Bill (Bernice), Trenton; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, Hannah;
nephew, James (Margie) Aikens, Churchville; brother, Walter Hogan, California; sister,
Katherine Gaudmonson, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband, Colin Lewis; sister-in-
law, Kay Lewis. Visitation 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 3 p.m. today in R.H. Porter
Funeral Home, Trenton, Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Family
flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.
OBIT # 4223 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 OCTOBER 2002
MacDONALD, John Stuart - 79, 648 Onslow Rd., passed away October 22, 2002, in Colchester
Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late John S. and Greta
(Trapineau) MacDonald. He served with the Merchant Marine during the Second World War.
John worked for the CNR in Truro and Stellarton for 39 years until his retirement in 1978. He
was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26. He is survived by his loving wife,
Hazel (Aylward) Manning; daughters, Shelley (George Smith) Manning, Salt Springs; Laura
Dunphy, Halifax; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Allison, Adam; sisters, Avis (Cyrine) Steele, Bible Hill;
Dawn Porter, Truro; Rowena Pete, Kingston, Ont. He was predeceased by his sister, Eileen Cook
and a sibling in infancy. No visitation by request. A Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, tribute
service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service in Colchester
Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Linda Townsend officiating. Burial
in Penal United Cemetery, Five Islands. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be
made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT      #     4224      –   HALIFAX          HERALD       –    6     NOVEMBER           1989
Wood, James J. age 89, 960 St. George Blvd., Moncton, formerly of Sonora, Guysborough
County, died Sunday in Moncotn Hospital. Born in Scotland, he was a son of the late Robert and
Euphemia (Johnstone) Wood. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by a sister, Effie Wood,
Scotland; a brother Alex, Moncton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife,
the former Martha Dickson; two brothers; a sister. The body is in Cadman's Funeral Home,
Moncton, visiting 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sonora
Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart Foundation. Nova Scotia arrangements by Ecum
Secum Funeral Home.


OBIT        #     4225     –     HALIFAX        HERALD         –      25     OCTOBER         2002
CHAPMAN, William Reginald "Bill" - 63, Welsford Street, Pictou, passed away October 24,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Recontre West, Nfld., he was a son of the
late William and Julia (Spencer) Chapman. A man of honor, Bill's first love was his family,
enjoying a good game of cards, a book, or a good Newfoundland meal with children,
grandchildren, and friends. His second love was the sea, where he spent almost all his working
years, first with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, and then briefly with Northumberland
Ferries and the Pictou Shipyard, before 24 years at sea with the Department of National Defence,
retiring three years ago as chief mate and relieving captain. Bill is survived by his wife, Sylvia
(Poirier); daughters, Lisa Chapman (Skip) Riley, Brule; Dawn (Graham Betts) Chapman,
Portugal Cove, Nfld.; son, Mike (Rachel Suirane) Chapman, Pictou; grandsons, Jonathan B. Riley
and Spencer William Chapman; sisters, Ethel Pelley, Rockingham; Bertha Rose, Dartmouth;
Elizabeth (Sam) Stickland, Mount Pearl, Nfld.; all of his brothers and sisters-in-law; his many
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, James and John; a sister at birth. Cremation
will take place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in McLaren Funeral
Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday in St. James Anglican Church,
Pictou, Rev. William White officiating. Burial in Seaview Cemetery. Donations in his memory
may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Diabetes Association
or a charity of your choice.
OBIT        #     4226      –      HALIFAX       HERALD         –    25     OCTOBER         2002
GRANT, Josephine Alberta - 91, Pictou, formerly of Wallace, passed away October 23, 2002, in
Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. Born in Oyen, Alta., she was a daughter of the late John and
Catherine (McBride) Love. She had been actively involved with the Red Cross during war time.
She had worked in the family general store in Wallace for many years and was a member of St.
John's United Church, Wallace and UCW. She had been a long-time resident of Wallace for a
total of 62 years. Surviving are daughter, Dorothy Wilson, Edmonton; son, Jim (Annie), Pictou;
sisters, Jennie McLeod, Violet Campbell, both of Winnipeg; Helen Currie, Kelowna, B.C.; seven
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one niece, three nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband, Francis; sisters, Winnie, Catherine, Ruth, Helen. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. until the
start of the funeral service at 2 p.m. today in Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash, Rev. Jane Doull
officiating. Burial will be in Wallace Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Shiretown
Nursing Home, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
or a charity of choice.


OBIT       #      4227     –      HALIFAX        HERALD       –      25      OCTOBER         2002
GRAY, Clara Margaret - 82, Drummond Road, Westville, passed away Wednesday, October 23,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late
Dunn and Jenny (MacKay) Muir. She was a resident of Valley View Villa for the past eight
months. Mrs. Gray is survived by daughter, Catherine Cullen, Stellarton; sons, John (Kendra),
Stellarton; Bill (Cheri), Westville; John "Toby" (Marlene), Westville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-
grandchildren; brother, Alex Muir, New Glasgow; sisters, Violet Hines (Orville), Westville;
Muriel Pitts, Westville; Catherine Phalen, Victoria, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband,
John William "Bill"; daughters, Mary, Donelda; two infant grandchildren; brothers, Albert,
Claude and Robert Muir; sisters, Rose Molyneaux, Beverly Porter, Alice in infancy. Visitation
will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where her funeral service will be
held 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating.Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery,
Westville. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


OBIT      #      4228      –    HALIFAX         HERALD       –      25      OCTOBER      2002
PROUDFOOT (MacLean), Helen Elizabeth - 91, 406 Brookside Ave., Ext. New Glasgow, passed
away Wednesday, October 23, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in North Dakota,
U.S.A., she was a daughter of the late George William and Annabelle (Smart) MacLean. Helen
was a resident of New Glasgow for the past 44 years. She was a member of St. Andrews
Presbyterian Church. Helen was a member of the Eastern Star and I.O.O.F Lodges in Scotsburn.
For many years Helen worked on her needle point tapestries. Surviving are daughters, Annabelle
(Don) Fox, New Glasgow; Heather (Clarence) Phinney, New Glasgow; grandchildren, David
(Carolyn) Fox, Porters Lake; Jeffery (Beverley) Fox, Riverside, Calif.; Leslie (Brett) Perry,
Cairns, Australia; Paula (Kenneth) Lim, New Glasgow; Janice (Jeffery) Wadden, New Glasgow;
seven great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Fillmore, Amherst; sister-in-law, Marion MacLean,
St. Stephen, N.B.; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Chris Huggan. She was
predeceased by her husband, Stewart; brother, James MacLean. Her remains will rest in H.W.
Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, for visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be 2
p.m. Saturday in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Burial will be
in Bethel Cemetery, Scotsburn. Donations may be made in her memory to the Aberdeen Hospital
Trust, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Pictou County Branch or a charity of choice.
OBIT      #     4229      –     HALIFAX         HERALD       –    21      DECEMBER            2003
DAVIDSON, Frederick Samuel - 96, Scotsburn, Pictou Co., died Friday, December 19, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Porter's Lake, Halifax Co., he was a son of the late
Edward and Henrietta (Mason) Davidson. He was the last surviving member of his immediate
family. Formerly of Dartmouth, Fred worked at Bell Buses, Dartmouth Transit, and Metro Transit
for 49 years and was referred to as "Mr. Transit" upon his retirement in 1979. Following his
retirement he moved to Scotsburn, where he led an active and full life for the last 24 years. Fred
possessed a keen mind and quick wit, and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. Surviving
are his daughter, Pauline Warner, New Glasgow; son, Vernon "Bud" (Carol), Porter's Lake; he
was known as "Babydoll" to his granddaughters, Karen (Lennie) White, Sydney River; Cheryll
(Bill) Tanner, South Carolina; Janice (Martin) Hines and great-grandson, Joshua Hines, Porter's
Lake. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Ida (Dunn); sister, Mabel McCall; brothers, Robert and
Vernon; son-in-law, Basil Warner. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held 10 a.m.
until time of the service at 11 a.m. Monday in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, Rev.
Frances Boutilier officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers
only please. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.


OBIT       #      4230       –      EVENING        NEWS        –      23     JUNE        1988
WESTVILLE- JOHN WILLIAM PARSONAGE, 86, of Union Street, died today in the Aberdeen
Hospital. Born in Westville, he was the son of the late Charles Parsonage and Catherine
(MacLean) Parsonage- Wilson. He was an adherent of St.Andrews Presbyterian Church,
Westville. He was a retired Crane operator at Hawker-Siddeley Ltd. He is survived by a son,
Gordon, Westville; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife,
the former Lillian Rogers; and by his stepfather, Samuel Wilson. The remains are resting at
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, with visiting 7-9pm. today and 2-4pm and 7-9pm.Friday.
Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 2pm. Interment will be in Auburn
Cemetery.

OBIT        #      4231      –      EVENING           NEWS        –      4      JULY        1986
NEW GLASGOW- HOWARD W.SLATER of this town, formerly of Scotsburn and Guysboro,
died Thursday evening in Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in New Harbour,
Guys.Co.,     99     years     ago     he     was      a    son     of     the    late    Nathan
and Lavinia (Henderson) Slater. Mr. Slater lived most of his life in Roachville,Guys.Co., before
moving to Scotsburn in 1951. In later years he resided in New Glasgow.He was a member of
Trinity United Church. Surviving are 3 sons, Bartley and Justin (Bud), both of Toronto; Trueman,
Stellarton; 3 daughters, Vera (Mrs.Lloyd McCabe), Mommouth, Me., Blanche (Mrs. Roy
Garrison), Halifax; Ora (Mrs.Eric Bartlett), Toronto;10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
Also surviving is a brother, Charles, Sherbrooke. He was predeceased by his wife, the former
Nellie O'Hara; several brothers and sisters. The remains will rest at the H.W.Angus Funeral
Home with visiting Saturday at 7pm. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 o'clock in the
Angus FuneralChapel. Interment will be in the Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.


OBIT       #      4232     –     EVENING         NEWS      –      4      JULY        1987
WESTVILLE- The death of ARTHUR HODGSON, formerly of North Street, Westville, occured
Friday at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow 76 years ago, he was a son of
the late Aaron and Edith (Gammon) Hodgson. He was a member of St.Paul United Church,
Westville and a former employee of Acadia and Drummond Coal Mines. Surviving is a son,
James, Dartmouth; 4 grandchildren; a sister, Stella (Mrs.Harry Hale), Westville;and a brother,
Lester, Westville. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Glendine Wood; a son, Wayne; a
daughter, Elizabeth; 3 sisters, Emily, Lillian and Laura; and a brother, Ray. The remains are
resting at the Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting 7-9pm. today and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-
9pm. The funeral will be held from the funeral home on Monday at 2pm. with interment in the
Auburn Cemetery.


OBIT         #     4233       –      EVENING           NEWS       –      16      JUNE       1988
TRENTON- MRS.KATHLEEN (Dee) (Clark) BECKER, of Medicine Hat,Alta.,formerly of
Trenton, died Wednesday in Medicine Hat. Born in Trenton, she was a daughter of the late Henry
and Hilda (Patrick) Dee. She is survived by her husband, Edward, son, Albert; daughter, Brenda
and 4 grandchildren, all of Alberta. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ewen Clark, one
sister, Hilda (Mrs.James Pretty), 3 brothers, Albert, Melvin and Henry. Funeral and interment will
take place in Medicine Hat.


OBIT         #      4234      –     EVENING          NEWS        –     16      JUNE        1988
WHYCOCOMAGH RESERVE- JOSEPH NOEL PROSPER,64, of this community died
Thursday in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Alma, he was a son of the late
Joseph and Jeanette (Sappier) Prosper. He was a former fish warden. He was a member of Holy
Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whycocomagh reserve, and served two terms as Chief of the
Whycocomagh Reserve. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Royal
Canadian Legion Branch 123, Whycocomagh. He is survived by his wife, the former Martha
Googoo; 5 daughters, Muriel and Brenda, both at home; Anna (Mrs.Gerard Farrell), Blues Mills,
Inverness Co.,Jane and Elizabeth (Betty), both of Whycocomagh Reserve; 2 sons, John and
Howard, both of Whycocomagh Reserve; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Mary Mitchell, Prince
Edward Island. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Mary Googoo; a daughter
Muriel; 2 infant daughters; a brother, Andrew. The remains are resting in the family residence.
Funeral service will be held at 11am. Saturday in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Interment
will be in the parish cemetery.


OBIT         #     4235       –     EVENING          NEWS         –     16       JUNE        1988
PICTOU-EDITH BELL BEDFORD, of 10 Hill Street, died Wednesday in the Munro wing of the
Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late George and
Hannah (MacLeod) MacKay.She was a lifelong resident of Pictou, a member of the Pictou United
Church and the United Church Women's League. She was a former Methodist. She is survived by
her son, George, Pictou; one grandson, Lewis; a sister, Hattie MacKay, Pictou; a brother, Preston,
Pictou Landing. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis; 2 brothers, George and William; 4
sisters, Ella, Mamie, Winifred and Dorothy. The remains are resting at the McLaren Funeral
Home,Pictou. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2:30pm. from the Pictou United Church.
Interment will be in the Haliburton Cemetery.


OBIT   #   4236  –   EASTERN      CHRONICLE        –    22    JANUARY       1935
MRS.JOHN R. STEWART- Late Saturday night, Mrs.John R.Stewart died at her home on
Almont Ave., following an illness of some months caused by a clot of blood in the head. The
Stewart home has been one of late of sickness. The sorrowing husband, Mr.Stewart, the popular
insurance man, for the past three months has been confined to bed and is still far from being able
to move about., because of a severe attack of inflammatory rhumatism. The late Mrs.Stewart,
who was in her 50th year, was formerly Miss Marion Forbes, of Forbes Mill, French River. She
was one of the most gracious Christian woman and all who knew her greatly loved her, a woman
of particular charm and happy personality she easily won friends and easily retained them. Her
death breaks a large circle of warm friendships and makes to mourn throughout the community of
town and country side very many who held the deceased in fondest regard. In the immediate
family there is left to mourn her bereaved husband, 2 sons, Gordon and Roy, and one daughter,
Helen, (Mrs.John Turner), of Boston,Mass. To them all goes out the deepest sympathy in the
uncomparable loss of a devoted wife and mother. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon.
The service will be held in Trinity United Church, at 2o'clock. Interment in Lorne Street
cemetery.


OBIT       #     4237     –      HALIFAX       HERALD         –     28      OCTOBER         2002
MAHAR, Douglas Bernard - 77, Sonora, Guysborough Co., died October 25, 2002, in St.
Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Sonora, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the
late Gordon and Katie (McGrath) Mahar. He was an adherent of Calvary Faith Church, Sonora.
He enjoyed the simpler things in life, like walking around Cape St. Mary's, picking berries,
discussing God's word and writing and reciting poetry. In his younger years, he was an avid
hunter and during the Second World War he served as a member of the Reserve Army. He was
employed with J.P. Porter Dredging, and was a long-time commercial fisherman as well as a
lumberman. In his later years he was self-employed as a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, the
former Hazel Jack; sons, Gary (Dorothy), Roger (Sandra), Steven (Sheila), Eric (Elaine), all of
Sonora; Kevin (Sharon), Sonora and Lower Sackville; daughters, Diane (Roland) Bingley, Port
Bickerton; Wanda (Kevin) Pye, Vickie Mahar, all of Sonora; brothers, Wayne and Leonard,
Sonora; sisters, Marguerite (Anthony) Mattie, Antigonish; Edith MacDonald, New Brunswick;
Shirley (William) Baker, Timberlea; Virginia (Vernon) Jack, Sonora; 22 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Charlie, Matthew and three brothers in
infancy; sister, Helen Phillips; grandson, Chad Steven Mahar. Funeral service will be 2 p.m.
today, in Calvary Faith Church, Sonora, Rev. Wayne Bray officiating, assisted by Pastor Barry
Jack. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
G.W. Giffin Funeral Homes Ltd., Country Harbour.


OBIT      #     4238       –      HALIFAX         HERALD         –     28      OCTOBER        2002
MacLEAN, Georgie Statira - 93, Marshy Hope, Pictou Co., died surrounded by her loving family
on Sunday, October 27, 2002, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, after a lengthy and
courageous battle with cancer. Born in West River, Antigonish Co., December 17, 1908, she was
a daughter of the late William and Essie (Pushie) Pushie. She was the eldest member of her
community. She was a member of Merigomish United Church, Merigomish and former member
of Glen Bard United Church, James River. She was a former member of the Ladies Aid Society.
Besides devoting her life to her family, she also served as a railway station agent at Marshy Hope
from 1935-1955. She is survived by daughters, Louise (Donald) Gould, Danvers, Mass.; Mildred
(Robert) Dewar, Marshy Hope; Ruth (Aidan) Kingsbury, Stellarton; sons, Douglas (Katherine),
James River; Henry (Georgina), New Glasgow; Barrie, at home; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-
grandchildren; sister, Ida Black, Sedgewick, Alta.; brother, Billy, Dartmouth. She was
predeceased by her husband, Charles; sisters, Annie Bibber, Mildred Cochoran, Nina Hamper,
Alberta Gordon, Susie Dragger, Essie Dragger; brothers, John, Charlie, Fred, Howard. The
remains are resting in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, with visitation
today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Merigomish
United Church, Rev. Jeannie Stright officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Bard Cemetery, James
River. Family flowers only please, memorial donations may be made to Glen Bard Cemetery
Fund.


OBIT        #     4239    –     HALIFAX         HERALD        –     28    OCTOBER          2002
MacPHERSON, John Roderick "Rod" - 77, Maple Crest, Stellarton, formerly of Westville,
passed away October 26, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Glenelg,
Guysborough Co., he was a son of Alfred and Mamie (Luddington) MacPherson. Dad worked all
his life as an auto mechanic and was an avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. He loved nature
and was always at home fishing on a lake or camping or being with his friends and family. He
served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War and then worked in the Drummond
Mine until his employment as a mechanic, then retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of
58 years, Hilda (Decoff); son, Jerry (Eleanor), Merigomish; daughters, Kay Keating (Mickey),
Halifax; Pat Matheson (Robert), Westville, and Sharon Hale (Allan), Regina; 11 grandchildren,
and 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Langille, Country Harbour; brother, Fred, Halifax. He
was predeceased by his daughter, Marie; brothers, Donald, and Joseph (in infancy); sisters, Jean
Green and Shirley Hollott. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral
Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday in Church of The Holy Name,
Westville, Father Don Boudreau officiating. Burial will be Holy Name Cemetery, Westville.
Donations in his memory may be made to Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, Halifax.


OBIT       #     4240      –     HALIFAX        HERALD       –     28     OCTOBER           2002
SULLIVAN, Katherine Victoria - 56, Beeches Road, Pictou, passed away October 26, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Montague, P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late
Danny and Sandra (Ferguson) (MacEachern) MacDonald and her late stepfather, Edwin
MacDonald. For the past 27 years she worked at the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. Kathy had
worked there since it opened and had been administrator since 1986. She got along well with all
her co-workers and friends there. Kathy loved time spent with Brad at their trailer on the water,
and greatly enjoyed cooking meals for everyone, especially Saturday mornings. Her greatest love
of all was her family and she took great pride in her grandchildren. She is survived by her
husband, Brad; son, Randy (Sonya), Pictou; daughter, Rhonda (Mike) Richards, Pictou;
grandchildren, David Baird, Randi Sullivan, Maddy Richards; brother, Robert (Myrna)
MacEachern, Dartmouth; niece, Kristen, Ontario; aunt, Jean (Mrs. Owen MacDonald), Lyons
Brook. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service
will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Pictou, Rev. Foster Jenkins
officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or Shiretown Nursing Home.


OBIT # 4241 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 OCTOBER 2002
FISHER, L. Weldon - 88, Truro and formerly of Brookfield, passed away October 28, 2002, in
Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Middle Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Burton
and Della (Fleck) Fisher. Weldon was a retired carpenter with the Department of Natural
Resources. He was a veteran of the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch 26. Weldon was also a member of Stewiacke Lodge 98 A.F.&A.M. He was a
former District Deputy Grand Master and just recently he received his 50 year jewel. Weldon was
a member of the Knox United Church, Brookfield, and was a former elder. He enjoyed an active
retirement and loved dancing, bowling, traveling and Legion dinners. He is survived by sons,
Robert (Gloria), Brookfield; Ian (Kathy), Hilden; grandchildren, Amy, Robin, Becky, Randal,
Cindy; great-grandsons, Bailey, Nicholas; sisters, Freda and Phyllis Sutherland, both of
Brookfield; brother, Leon, Middle Stewiacke; special friend, Florence Ogilvie, Truro; numerous
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Frances Banks; sister, Helen
MacElhiney; brothers, Gerald, Burton, Clarence, Rupert. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday,
with Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, tribute at 7 p.m. and Stewiacke Lodge 98 A.F.& A.M.
tribute service at 7:30 p.m., funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, all in Colchester
Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Burial in
Brookfield Westside Cemetery. A reception to follow in Knox United Church Hall, Brookfield.
Family flowers only. Donations in his memory to a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4242 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 OCTOBER 2002
MURPHY, David Patrick - 29, French River, Pictou Co., formerly of Trenton, passed away
Sunday, October 27, 2002, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in Corner Brook, Nfld.,
he was a son of George and Myra (Pelley) Murphy, Lower Barneys River. He graduated from the
forestry program N.S.C.C. in Springhill. He worked in the woods as an forestry worker with Park
and Williams Ltd. and enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and playing hockey. David will be
sadly missed his parents; sisters, Joanne (George) Russell, Fort St. John, B.C.; Tina (Tony)
Nixon, Edmonton; brothers, Dean (Stacey), Danny, Dwayne, all of Trenton; Dale, French River;
Darin (Margo), Milford; maternal grandmother, Louise Pelley, Cornmack, Nfld.; nieces, nephews
and many close friends. He was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Clifford Pelley; paternal
grandparents, Lawrence and Sarah Murphy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in R. H. Porter Funeral
Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mrs Jessie Johnson
officiating. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Merigomish. Donations may be made to I.W.K. Health
Centre Foundation.


OBIT # 4243 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 OCTOBER 2002
MacEACHERN, Roderick Joseph - 61, New Glasgow, formerly of Westville, died Saturday,
October 26, 2002. He was a son of the late Patrick Thomas and Mary Margaret (McLaughlin)
MacEachern. He is survived by brothers, Norbet, Dingwall; Donald, MacPhersons Mills; John,
New Glasgow; Wayne, Westville; sisters, Dolorosa Morrison, Marguerite Morrison, Union
Centre; Brenda Martin, Westville; Carol MacDonald, Edmonton. He was predeceased by sisters,
Helene Boyce, Loretta Martin; brothers, William, Vernon. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles
Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Church of the Holy
Name, Westville, Father Don Boudreau officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery.


OBIT # 4244 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 17 JANUARY 1935
There passed away in Pictou on Monday evening of this week, at the age of 86 years, Lucy, wife
of the late John Chisholm, who predeceased her many years ago. She leaves to mourn the loss of
a loving and devoted mother, one son, John, with whom she made her home, and two daughters,
Mrs.A.F. Burns of Cornerbrook, Nfld., and Mrs.Angus Chisholm, Stellarton. One sister,
Mrs.John MacDonald of Stellarton, also survives.Mrs.Chisholm's death will be deeply regretted
as she was a good friend and kind neighbour, beloved by all who knew her. A devout Catholic,
she was always a faithful member and constant worker in Stella Maris Church.The funeral service
was held this morning. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.


OBIT # 4245 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 17 JANUARY 1935
In the passing of Mrs.A.Maclean Sinclair, the community of Hopewell, N.S., lost one of its best
loved and highly respected citizens. She had not enjoyed good health for some time. On New
Year's Day she suffered a slight stroke from which she never recovered, and on January 9,1935,
her spirit returned to God who gave it. In her illness she was lovingly cared for by Mrs.Ann
Fraser. The late Mrs.Sinclair, Mary Ann Campbell, was born in Glencoe,N.S. on February 25,
1861, the only daughter of John Rae Campbell and Margaret Ann Fraser (Culloden). In August
1882, she married Rev. A. Maclean Sinclair who was then minister of Springville congregation.
In 1888 he was transferred to Belfast, P.E.I., where he labored for 18 years. In all his pastoral
work he was greatly helped by his devoted wife. The late Mrs. Sinclair was indeed a true friend, a
loving mother, and a sincere Christian. Her home was always open and no one was ever turned
away hungry from the door. Even the crows, bluejays and sparrows shared her hospitality.
Extreme kindness, generosity and humility were among her distinguished characteristics. The
world was a better place because of her having passed through it. She was a mother in Israel. Her
memory will long remain as the fragrance of a sweet smell. The funeral which was held on
Saturday morning from the First Presbyterian Church, was conducted by the Rev.A. Roscamp,
assisted by Rev. H.T. Jones. Mr.Rascamp paid a beautiful tribute to the humble Christian
character of the deceased. Interment was in the Glenbard cemetery, by the side of her late
husband who passed away eleven years ago. She leaves to mourn her passing, one brother, John
A.Campbell, East Weymouth, Mass., one daughter, Christy, Mrs.T.K. McKenzie, Hopewell,
N.S., and four sons, John M., Providence, R.I., George M., Hopewell and Rev.Donald M.,
Valleyfield, P.E.I. A brother, James, died in 1926 in South Deerfield, Mass. The pall bearers were
D.Gray Fraser, Elmer MacIntosh, H.H.McDonald, and A.Sinclair MacKenzie.


OBIT       #    4246      –      EASTERN         CHRONICLE           –    15     JANUARY         1935
  The community of Lunenburg was shocked to hear of the death of Mrs.W.M.Simpson, wife of
the manager of the Royal Bank of Canada, which occured suddently at her home, following an
illness of less than a week. Mrs.Simpson was a woman of exceptional talents. She was very
musical, possessing a lovely voice which was always at the service of the public. Especially was
she interested in the music of her church, and was ever ready to lend her voice to its praise. She
was also an artist of rare ability, her collection of paintings at the Fisheries Exhibition creating a
great deal of admiration. She was a devoted wife and mother, and an earnest worker in the church
and community. Mrs.Simpson was on the charitable committee of the Woman's Institute for many
years, which brought her in contact with the less fortunate, and she beloved by all classes, and
since coming to Lunenburg from Antigonish, nine and one half years ago, made many friends
who deeply grieve her passing. She was before her marriage, MISS ELSIE BUTLER, daughter of
the late Captain John and Mrs.Butler, of Yarmouth, where she spent her early life. She resided for
a number of years in Halifax, where she graduated from the Halifax Conservatory of Music, and
where she was well known as a singer of note. Surviving are her husband, one son,
Raymond,B.A., a graduate of Mount Allison; two daughters, Ruth, a student of Mount Allison,
but at present at home; and Mary,a student of the Lunenburg Academy; also a brother, Frank
Butler, of Halifax. The funeral was held at Lunenburg on Sunday afternoon, and on Monday the
body was taken to Merigomish, Pictou County, Mrs.Simpson's native home, where burial takes
place today. The services at Lunenburg were conducted by Rev.H.S.Bland of Central United
Church, of which deceased was a faithful member. A particularly sad circumstance is that the son
Raymond is ill at home and left Saturday morning for Halifax to enter a hospital for treatment.
Mr.Simpson is a son of Mrs.Simpson, Maple Ave., and brother of Miss Edna Simpson of the
Pictou County Power Board staff here and has made many friends in Pictou County who will
mourn the passing and deeply sympathize with the bereaved.


OBIT       #     4247       –     EASTERN         CHRONICLE           –     15    JANUARY          1935
The community of Lunenburg was shocked to hear of the death of Mrs.W.M.Simpson, wife of the
manager of the Royal Bank of Canada, which occured suddently at her home, following an illness
of less than a week. Mrs.Simpson was a woman of exceptional talents. She was very musical,
possessing a lovely voice which was always at the service of the public.Especially was she
interested in the music of her church, and was ever ready to lend her voice to its praise. She was
also an artist of rare ability, her collection of paintings at the Fisheries Exhibition creating a great
deal of admiration. She was a devoted wife and mother, and an earnest worker in the church and
community. Mrs.Simpson was on the charitable committee of the Woman's Institute for many
years, which brought her in contact with the less fortunate, and she beloved by all classes, and
since coming to Lunenburg from Antigonish, nine and one half years ago, made many friends
who deeply grieve her passing. She was before her marriage, MISS ELSIE BUTLER, daughter of
the late Captain John and Mrs.Butler, of Yarmouth, where she spent her early life. She resided for
a number of years in Halifax, where she graduated from the Halifax Conservatory of Music, and
where she was well known as a singer of note. Surviving are her husband, one son,
Raymond,B.A., a graduate of Mount Allison; two daughters, Ruth, a student of Mount Allison,
but at present at home; and Mary,a student of the Lunenburg Academy; also a brother, Frank
Butler, of Halifax. The funeral was held at Lunenburg on Sunday afternoon, and on Monday the
body was taken to Merigomish, Pictou County, Mrs.Simpson's native home, where burial takes
place today. The services at Lunenburg were conducted by Rev.H.S.Bland of Central United
Church, of which deceased was a faithful member. A particularly sad circumstance is that the son
Raymond is ill at home and left Saturday morning for Halifax to enter a hospital for treatment.
Mr.Simpson is a son of Mrs.Simpson, Maple Ave., and brother of Miss Edna Simpson of the
Pictou County Power Board staff here and has made many friends in Pictou County who will
mourn the passing and deeply sympathize with the bereaved.


OBIT         #        4248        -       TRURO           NEWS        –        (NO        DATE)
Jessie (Simpson) ELLIOTT, born May 27, 1838 at Four Mile Brook, Pictou County, dau of
William Simpson who was originally from Dunnett Head, Caithness, Scotland and Janet
Sutherland, Jessie was the wife of Timothy Elliott of Londonderry, Colchester County, Nova
Scotia, whom she married October 22, 1859 at Folley Village, Upper Londonderry, Colchester
County.. Notes about Jessie Simpson Elliott's funeral held Dec 3, 1922, at her home in Belmont,
Nova Scotia. Rev Wm. McDonald and Rev W.H Palmer officiating. Burial Belmont Cemetery.
"The floral covered casket was borne from the home by friends of the deceased and the long
cortege proceeded to the cemetery, Belmont, where the remains were laid beside that of her late
husband, there to await the Ressurrection Morn." Obituary in full from newspaper clipping,
probably from the Truro News, found in Bible belonging to Mabel Dearborne Elliott of Clinton,
Mass. "At Lower Onslow, on Thursday, Nov. 30, after a years illness, which was borne cheerfully
and patiently, there passed away Jessie, aged 83 years, widow of the late Timothy Elliott.
Of late years she has not been able to go out. Yet at her home she was pleased to meet her friends
and her smile was a sure welcome. Advanced in years, yet interested in everything of the present
day and was an interesting companion for young and old. In her home she will be greatly missed
especially by her son, Frank, with whom she made her home and her daughter Mary, (Mrs. Lear)
who faithfully tended her through her long illness. To these two and all others of the family, we
extend deepest sympathy. In her immediate family she is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. F.S.
Greswolde, (Griswolde?) East Saugis, Mass; Mrs F. F. Fish, Fall River, Mass; Mrs. V. McLellan,
Truro; Mrs K. Elliot, Belmont, NS; Mrs Ernest Barclay (Ida Williams), Masstown, N.S.; Miss
Selina Elliott, Bridgeport, Conn; Mrs. M. Lear, at home; also three sons: John, Bridgeport,
Conn; Fred, Belle, California; and Frank at the homestead: one brother, William Simpson of
Economy; and a sister Hannah (Mrs. Graham) of Scotsburn, Pictou Co.; also several grand
children and one great grandchild. Mr. and Mrs F. H. Griswolde and Mrs. F. Fish who have been
home to attend their Mother's funeral, have returned to their homes in Boston, Mass."


OBIT # 4249 – HALIFAX HEALD – 1 NOVEMBER 2002
MARCIPONT, Hector - 91, Northumberland Veterans Wing, Pictou, formerly of Stellarton,
passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2002, in the Veterans Wing. Born in Belgium, he was a son
of the late Jules and Rosa (Vancart) Marcipont. He was a resident of Inverness, Cape Breton
before moving to reside in Stellarton in 1920. He was a member and elder of Sharon St. John
United Church, Stellarton and a former caretaker of the church for some 10 years. Hector was a
member of Fuller Lodge 5, Stellarton, where he had received his 50 year jewel. He was a life
member of Branch 28, Royal Canadian Legion, Stellarton. He was a retired coalminer having
worked in various mines throughout the county for some 40 years. He had served with the Royal
Canadian Army Medical Corps from 1940 to 1945 serving in Aldershot, Halifax and England.
Hector was an avid fisherman and sports fan. He was the last surviving member of his immediate
family. Surviving are daughters, Alice (Douglas) MacKay, Dartmouth; Jean (Richard) Lees,
Durham; Muriel (Leander) Pitts, Durham; sons, Hector (Naureen), Kingston; Leonard (Joyce),
Westville; William (Evelyn), Stellarton; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great
great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ann Miller MacKay; daughter,
Mary Belle MacLean; brothers, Joseph, Jay, August, William; sister, Mary. Cremation has taken
place. The family will receive visitors 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,
Stellarton. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Sharon St. John United Church,
Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Family
flowers only. Donations in Hector's memory may be made to Sharon St. John United Church
Building Fund or Northumberland Veterans Wing Comfort Fund.


OBIT # 4250 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 NOVEMBER 2002
FRALIC, Rhoda Elizabeth - 78, 333 Willow Ave., New Glasgow, passed away Thursday,
October 31, 2002, at her home. Born in West Berlin, Queens Co., she was a daughter of the late
Wilson and Ethel (Corkum) Conrad. She was a member of Christ Anglican Church in Stellarton,
where she was a member of the A.C.W. and the Altar Guild. She worked as a school teacher in
East Berlin, Queens Co. and also worked as an accountant at Thornes Hardware, Milford's
Garage and Municipality of Queens County. Rhoda also worked as an accountant for MacGregor
Bedding and Fraser and Hoyt in New Glasgow. She is survived by her husband of 58 years,
Blanchard Glenn Fralic, New Glasgow; son, Blanchard Wilson (Betty), MacLellans Brook;
granddaughters, Bettina (Gary), Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co.; Jeanette Fralic, MacLellans
Brook; grandson, Blanchard Fralic, MacLellans Brook; sisters, Freda Hemeon, Halifax; Alma
Farquhar, Dartmouth; Lillian Myers, Stratford Ont. She was predeceased by brother, Gordon
Conrad. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton, Rev. Frank
Likely and Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Family
flowers only. Donations in Rhoda's memory may be made to Christ Anglican Church or Canadian
Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4251 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 NOVEMBER 2002
PERRY-JOHNSON, Megan Rebecca - 29 day old daughter of Rebecca Perry and Chad Johnson
passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Surviving besides
her parents, are grandparents, Emerson and Mary Perry, Richard Johnson, Darla Groce; great-
grandparents, Bruce and Ida Anderson; aunts and uncles, Gordon (Louise) Perry, Tammy (David
Wright) Perry, Rick and Stacey Johnson, Cameron and Amber Johnson, Kevin Johnson; cousins,
Shauna Wright, Gordon Lennon, Alex and Samantha Johnson, Tyler, Devin, Paige
Johnson.Visiting 5-9 p.m. today and Saturday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral
service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in Church of The Nazarene, Rev. Doug Herbert officiating.
Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery.




OBIT # 4252 – EVENING NEWS – 15 JUNE 1989
NEW GLASGOW- FRANK PERCY HEFFERNAN, 93, of Glen Haven Manor, formerly of
Maple Ave., New Glasgow, died Thursday in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Springhill, he was
the son of the late Frank and Margaret (Dick) Heffernan. He was a retired employee of Maritime
Auto Supply Company, Halifax and New Glasgow. He was a member of Trinity United Church.
He belonged to the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite in Halifax. He was a life member of the
Maritime Commercial Travellers Association. He is survived by two nieces, Jennie
(Mrs.Raymond MacDougall), Stellarton; June Kalbfleisch, New Glasgow; a nephew, Bill
Heffernan, Springhill. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Winnifred DeVenne; one
brother, Wyndham; a sister, Jean. The remains will rest at the R.H.Porter Funeral Home,New
Glasgow, with visiting hours after 2pm. on Friday, from where funeral will be held at 11am. on
Saturday. Interment will be in Amherst cemetery.


OBIT # 4253 – HALIFAX DAILY STAR – 14 MARCH 1942
The eeath occurred yesterday afternoon after a short illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
John H. T. Morrison, Campbellton, N.B., of Mrs Alexina F. Archibald of Wolfville. Mrs.
Archibald was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander MacKay of Amherst. She attended the
Provincial Normal College at Truro and taught at the Amherst Academy before her marriage. She
was well known and respected in Wolville where she lived for many years. She was a member of
St. Andrew’s United Church and her home was a centre for church activities. She is survived by
three sons, Chipman, in Halifax, Earl, in Lexington, Mass., one daughter, Ruby (Mrs. J. H. T.
Morrison) Campbellton, N. B., fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A daughter,
Mary, died in 1918. The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew’s United Church,Wolfville, at
2.30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Interment will be in the family lot at the Willow Bank cemetery
there.


OBIT # 4254 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 OCTOBER 1995
ARCHIBALD, John Alfred – 82, Townsview Estates, Truro, formerly of Lower Truro, died
October 5, 1995, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Black Rock, Colchester Co., he
was a son of the late Samuel and Mabel (Higgins) Archibald. He was a farmer and lumberman all
his life. He was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Clifton, Colchester Co. Surviving are his
wife, the former Wavie Maberry; sons, Harland, New Minas; Parker, Michael (Mike), Truro;
daughter, Tammy ( Mrs. John Totten), Truro; brothers, Alexander, Halifax; Edwin, Truro; sister,
Mrs. Ellen Burgess, Truro; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and
nephews, He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Florence Bernice burgess; brother,
Alfred. Visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in
Christ Anglican Church, Clifton, Rev. Mark Pretty officiating. Burial in church cemetery. Fanily
flowers only. Donations to the Lung Association.


OBIT # 4255 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 FEBRUARY 1997
ALI, Fatima H. – 71, Blockhouse, Lunenburg Co., died February 12, 1997, in South Shore
Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Kamed Elouze, Lebanon, she was a daughter of the late
Hossine and Lila (Abdul-Raheem) Mahmoud. Surviving are her husband, Abdul Rahman Ali;
daughters, Nozmiey Elhage, Lebanon; Ramzie (Mrs. Randy Mosher), Lila (Mrs. Omar Farris,
blockhouse; Zakky (Mrs. Mohammed Zayah), Dayspring; sons, Mohammad, Mahone Bay;
Hassin, Hamzey, both of Windsor, Ont; Hossine, Blockhouse; brother, Hassin Mahmoud, Brazil;
31 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant son, Ali A. Ali.
Funeral 2 p.m. today in Mahone Funeral Home, Mahone Bay. Burial in Park Cemetery, Mahone
Bay. Donations to Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova
Scotia.


OBIT # 4256 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 DECEMBER 1993
BELL, Cyril Arthur “Sonny” – 62, Eureka, Pictou County, died December 21, 1993, at home.
Born in Hopewell, Pictou County, he was a son of Anne Margaret (kindervater) Bell, Eureka and
the late William A. Bell. He was a lifelong resident of Eureka and employed with Hawker
Siddeley, where he was a welder. He was a member of Orange Lodge, Eureka. He is survived by
a son, James, Westville; daughter, Celia, Windsor, Ont.; two brothers, Ralph, Robert “Bob”, both
of Eureka; five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Ward. Visitation will be
2-4 & 7-9 p.m. today in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, where funeral will be 11
a.m. Thursday, Rev. Marjorie Cornelius officiating, assisted by Rev. Marion Patterson. Burial
will be inRiverton Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4257 – HALIFAX HERALD – APRIL 1998
BONVIE, Joseph Bernard “Bernie” – 73, Riverton, Pictou Co., died April 21, 1998, at home.
Born in East Tracadie, he was a son of the late Joseph and Ella (Pettipas) Bonvie. He had been a
resident of Riverton since 1947. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic
Church, Stellarton, where he served as an usher for many years. He was a member of Riverton
Community Club. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Cape
Breton Highlanders, and had worked as a carpenter by trade. Surviving are his wfe, the former
Dorothy Vacheresse, daughters, Beverly (Mrs. John Ross), Riverton; Donna (Mrsl David
Haslam), Hamilton road; Annette (Mrs David Baillie), Lance; Rhonda (Mrs. Bradley Green),
Lyons Brook; sons, Wwen, Ottawa; Keith, Guysborough Intervale; Kevin, River Road
Churchville; Greg, Pine Tree; Troy, at home; 24 grandchildren; sisters, Matilda Mattie, East
Tracadie; Veronica Bonvie, Boston; Isabel Boucher, Monastery; Ethel Landry, Roberta Delorey,
Tracadie; Kay Chick, Boston; brother, Alphonsus “Al”. Visitation 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. today, CWL
prayers 2:30 p.m. today, both in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral 11 a.m.
Friday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton, Rev. Charles Cameron
officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to Canadian Cancer
Society, palliative care unit of Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, or any charity.


OBIT # 4258 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 February 2004
LEAVITT, David Walter - 79, Scotsburn, passed away February 3, 2004, at home. Born in
Cherry Valley, Ont., he was a son of the late Gerald and Victoria (Soels) Leavitt. He was a
veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Queen's Own Rifles Regiment of Toronto. He
was a successful farmer, and a shipwright at the Pictou Shipyards. He enjoyed bowling with the
Michelin Retirees, as well as fishing and hunting. Surviving are his wife, the former Frances
Langille; sons, Charlie, Belleville, Ont.; Frank (Judy), Lantz; daughters, Charlotte MacPhail,
Edmonton; Ruby Leavitt (Archie Davidson), Coalburn; eight grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren; brothers, Ernie (Kaye), Havelock, Ont.; Gordon (Gail), Albert, Johnny, all of
Picton Ont.; sisters, Ruby Istead, New York; Minnie Cooper, Toronto; several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Marjorie Harding; sister, Helen
Richard; brothers, Frank, Edward and Clinton. No visitation or funeral service at David's request.
Burial will be in the spring in Tatamagouche Mountain Cemetery. Memorial donations may be
made to Victorian Order of Nurses Palliative Care or a charity of your choice, in care of Coulter's
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 190, Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0.


OBIT # 4259 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 February 2004
MURRAY, Doris Bannerman - 71, Big Island, Pictou Co., passed away Saturday, January 31,
2004, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of
the late Harold Gordon and Mary Isabelle (Bannerman) MacDonald. She had been a resident of
Big Island for the past 11 years. She was a former member of Barney's River Presbyterian
Church, Kenzieville. Doris was a former employee of the Royal Bank in Montreal; T.D. Bank in
New Glasgow. She also worked for 17 years in Ottawa for Public Works and the Public Archives.
Surviving are her husband, Andre Gervais, Big Island; stepchildren, Alain, Luc and Carole
Gervais, all of Orleans, Ont.; sister, Joy (Stewart) Williams, Sutherlands River; brothers, Kairens
(Jane) MacDonald, Kenzieville; Barrie (Donna) MacDonald, Kenzieville; several nieces and
nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Doris was predeceased by her first husband,
Scott Murray; brother, Allister MacDonald; sister, Laura Robertson; niece, Maye Williams.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday,
February 7, in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 8, in Barney's River Presbyterian Church, Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating.
Burial will be in Kenzieville Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be
made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4260 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 February 2004
MURRAY, John George - 54, Meadowville, Pictou Co., passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2004,
in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late MacLeod G. and
Margaret I. (Murray) Murray. George was a proud 36 year member of the IBEW, Local 625,
working as an electrician across North America. He enjoyed tug of war, and pulled with
Meadowville for eight years, competing across the province. He was also a former member of the
New Caledonia Curling Club, and a proud grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Joan (Chisholm);
daughter, Kimberley (Paul) Mahar, Sydney; sons, Craig (Paula), Stellarton; Chris (Jeri-Lee),
Edmonton; granddaughters, Kayla, Emaleigh, Graicen; sister, Leota Upham, Truro; brother,
Fraser (Pat), Meadowville. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral
Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Bethel Presbyterian Church,
Scotsburn, Rev. Lara Scholey officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Scotsburn.
Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.




OBIT # 4261 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 JULY 1994
CALDER, John Blackie “Jack” – 91,Sunset Haven Rest Home, New Glasgow, formerly of
George Street, died July 20, 1994, in the home. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Anthony
and Annie (Scott) Calder. He and his family moved to Stellarton in 1911 and he completed his
education in Pictou in 1921. He was a Canadian Tire Association dealer for 30 years. He was a
member of Trinity United Church and Keith Masonic Lodge, Stellarton. He is survived by his
son, Norman, Thornhill, Ont.; two grandchildern. He was predeceased by his wife, the former
Jessie MacLellan; sister, Beryl; brother, Alexander Scott. Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
Thursday in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, Rev.
Howard Clark officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.


OBIT # 4262 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 DECEMBER 1997
CAMERON, Lillian Gertrude – 73, MacPhersons Mills, Pictou Co., died Wednesday, December
17, 1997 in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Trenton, she was a daughter of the late
Edward and Edith (Jackson) Cameron. She had been a resident of MacPhersons Mills for the past
53 years. She was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, where she was a faithful
choir member and member of MacPhersons Mills WMS. She is survived by her husband, Elmer;
daughter,Raylene MacDonald, and her two loving grandchildren, Melissa and Melanie, Mount
William; sisters, Ruby Gratto, Trenton; Doris Marshall, New Glasgow; Vivian Foote, Truro;
brothers, Earl, Trenton; Harris, Pictou; Burgess and Douglas, both of New Glasgow. She was
predeceased by brothers, Hugh, Lawrence, Aubrey and infant brother, Edward; sister, Margaret.
Her remains are resting at H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation today from
2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Union Presbyterian Church,
Thorburn, Rev. Glenn MacDonald officiating. Spring burial in MacPhersons Mills Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, or
MacPhersons Mills Cemetery.


OBIT # 4263 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 SEPTEMBER 1997
CAMERON, Margaret Jane “Janie” – 101, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Willowdale,
Pictou Co., died September 18, 1997, in the Villa. She was born in and was a lifelong resident of
Willowdale. She was a member of Zion Presbyterian Church, East River St. Marys. A lifelong
teacher, she established a school in Rocky Mountain over 70 years ago and had taught in various
other schools in Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties. She had worked tirelessly for the
Red Cross. Women’s Institute and the Atlantic MissionSociety. The Canadian Red Cross Society
had honored her on the occasion of her 100th birthday for exemplifying the values of the Red
Cross throughout her 70 years of volunteering. Described as an independent and strong woman,
she had lived at home until she was 97 and was stilltutoring children, mainly in math, and hosting
prayer meetings until the age of 95. She was a guest of Valley View Villa for the past five years.
Surviving is her cousin, Margaret (Mrs. Eddy Munroe), Willowdale. She was predeceased by her
husband, Albert E. Cameron. Visitation 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, both in H.
W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Lee MacNaughton officiating. Burial in Maple
Grove Cemetery, East River St. Marys. Family flowers only. Donations to Valley View Villa,
Riverton, or any charity.


OBIT # 4264 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 JANUARY 1998
CAMERON, Ralph Parker – 73, Melrose, Mass, formerly of Stellarton, died Monday, January 5,
1998, in Naples, Fla. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of Dorothy (Williams) Cameron,
Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, and the late John F.“Jack” Cameron. He had served in the
RCn from 1941-45 as a sonar operator on HMCS Amherst in the North Atlantic. He had woked
for Acadian Coal Company as a bookkeeper and as a payroll time keeper with Albion and
MacGregor Mines. He had worked until his retirement with Cambridge Gas and Light Company
as an auditor. Surviving, besides his mother, are his wfe, the former Audrey Johnson, Melrose,
Mass, formerly of Upper Stewiacke; daughter, Valerie (Mrs. Pat Rondeau), Lynnfield, Mass;
grandchildren, Katie, Meghan, Jack and Cameron, all of Lynnfield; son Edwin, Linburn, GA; son
Eric from a previous marriage; sister, Joan Dorothy Reade, Rockland, Mass.; brothers, Roland F.,
Caribou River, Gordon S., Mark Road, Pictou County; two nephews and six nieces. Funeral
arrangements will take place in Melrose, Mass.


OBIT # 4265 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 NOVEMBER 2002
MacDONALD, Mary Catherine "Bunny" - 61, Elizabeth Street, Westville, died suddenly
November 3, 2002, at her home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Abraham
and Margaret (Guthro) Avery. She was a member of St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, New
Glasgow. She worked at Zellers in New Glasgow up until her retirement. Surviving are her
husband, Bill, Westville; sons, Alan (Judy), Trenton; Fred, Toronto, Ont.; Stephen, New
Glasgow; granddaughter, Melissa, Pictou; brother, Fred (Dee), New Glasgow. Cremation to take
place. There will be no visitation by request. A public memorial mass will be held 11 a.m.
Thursday in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Father Regis Holloran officiating. Burial of
ashes will take place in Abercrombie Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations in memory of
Bunny may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements under the
direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4266 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 NOVEMBER 2002
MacFARLANE, Clarence Leo "Spankie" - 79, Drummond Road, Westville, passed away
peacefully with his loving wife and family by his side Tuesday, November 5, 2002, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. He was a son of the late George and Marion (Findley) MacFarlane. He
was employed with C.N.R. for over 35 years. He was a veteran of the Second World War with the
IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. He was a member of the Overseas War Veterans
Association and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow. Spankie
was an avid gardener, he also had a big heart and a great love for animals, especially his two pet
dogs, Bubba and Corey. He is survived by his wife, Ivy Jean (Bussell); sons, David (Kathy),
Elmvale, Ont.; Graham (Audrey), Westville; daughters, Donna Dixon (Seymour), Union Centre;
Sheryl Snell (Barry), Foxbrook; Joyce O'Neil (Nelson), Union Centre; Christa Church (Richard),
Windsor; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Dot MacKinnon, Prince Edward
Island; Winnifred Baker, Halifax; Edna Johnson, Pictou; Geraldine Henneberry (Harold),
Halifax; Lillian Plumb (Duncan), Florida. He was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth and William
"Billy"; sister, Gertrude Gough. Visitation will be 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Eagles Funeral
Home, Westville, where his funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday. Cremation will follow.
Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to
S.P.C.A. or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4267 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 NOVEMBER 2002
MacGILLIVRAY, Helen Elizabeth - 79, 325 Bennett St. New Glasgow, passed away Monday,
November 4, 2002, at her home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Laughlin
and Irene MacLean. She has been a resident of New Glasgow all of her life. She was employed
with Goodmans in New Glasgow for many years and retired from Kid's Plus Fashions in New
Glasgow. Helen was an avid skater, enjoyed swimming and bowling. She had bowled in the
Goodman Bowling League for a number of years. Helen was the last surviving member of her
immediate family. She is survived by her loving children, Janice Andrews, St. Albert, Alta.; Gary
(Carol Ann), Little Harbour; Allan, New Glasgow; her loving grandchildren, who she thought the
world of and the sun rose and set on, Mark, Matthew, Marla and Michael MacGillivray, Jeff
Andrews, Donald and Greg MacGillivray. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; sisters,
Sara Dee, Florie MacLennan, Marion Bowman; brother, Donald MacLean. Visitation will be 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be
held 11 a.m. Friday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Dr.Glen Matheson
officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in Helen's memory may be made to the Palliative
Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital.




OBIT # 4268 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 NOVEMBER 2002
TRENHOLM, Daisy Isabel - 76, 40 Bomber Dr., Bible Hill, passed away November 4, 2002, in
Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late James
Silliker. Daisy was a former employee of Crossley Carpet Mills and also a crosswalk guard at
East Court Road School. She is survived by sons, Aaron, Truro; Steven Emery, Hilden;
daughters, Terry, Dartmouth; Linda Field, Ottawa; Karen Garson, Toronto; granddaughter,
Tamarah Clarke, Dartmouth; grandson, Michael Flemming, Toronto; great-granddaughter,
Christine Mattie, Antigonish. Cremation has taken place. No visitation, service or flowers by
request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer
Society. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.


OBIT # 4269 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 NOVEMBER 2002
BATTIST, Stanley Alfred - 82, Lyons Brook and formerly of Sundridge, Pictou Co., passed away
suddenly in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, on November 5, 2002. Born in Sundridge, he
was a son of the late Clifford and Margaret (MacKay) Battist. Stan was a beloved husband and
father. He was a farmer, ran his own store in Sundridge and worked at the Pictou Shipyard for a
number of years before retiring due to health problems. Stan was also a carpenter in his spare
time, having built his own home. He loved playing cards and enjoyed watching boxing. He is
survived by his wife, Gladys (Henderson); sons, Billy (Betty Ann), Lyons Brook; Bruce
(Margie), Hardwood Hill; Clifford (Jeanie), Harris Road; Michael (Shelley), Pictou; daughters,
Sandra (Laurie) Bowron, Bayview; Carol (Stuart) Sutherland, Hedgeville; Barbara (Peter)
Richardson, Halifax; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Reg and Henry;
numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Bob and a brother in infancy. His
remains will rest at his home in Lyons Brook, with visiting hours 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral
service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Lyons Brook United Church, Mary MacDermid
officiating. Burial will be in Caribou River Upper Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
Donations in his memory may be made to Lyons Brook United Church Choir or any charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.


OBIT # 4270 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 NOVEMBER 2002
DAVIS, Annie Florence - 78, Wellington Street, Pictou, passed away November 6, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton Co., she was a daughter
of the late Eli and Mary (Lush) Head. She was a veteran of the Second World War and was a
member of the New Horizons Seniors Club, Pictou, Annie loved bingo, enjoyed reading, sewing,
knitting, crocheting and quilting. Over the past two years she traveled often, visiting family and
friends. She is survived by daughters, Mary Josephine (Mrs. Kenneth George), Arichat; Sharon
(Mrs. John Duff), Pictou; Lynn (Mrs. Tom Ferguson), Pictou; son, Robert (Barbara) Davis,
Westville; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Carrie Thorne, Nita
(Paul) Taylor, Pearl (Ralph) Grant, Wallace (Etta) Head, Tom (Rose) Head, George (Wendy)
Head, Dot (Kitch) Goulding, Linda Zimmerman, Rebecca (Wilson) Hamlyn. Annie was
predeceased by her husband, Henry Gordon Davis; son, Gordon Henry Davis; grandson, John
Duff; sister, Hilda Geumont. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.
Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, Majors Ken and Jeanette
Crews officiating. Cremation will follow. Burial at a later date in Haliburton Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation or any charity


OBIT # 4271 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 NOVEMBER 2002
MacDONALD, James Donald "Don" - 87, Shiretown Nursing Home Apartments, Pictou, passed
away November 6, 2002, at home. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Captain Alex and
Sarah (MacIntosh) MacDonald. He was employed in the shoe business for over 50 years. Don
was a lifelong member of Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, and a dedicated family
man. He is survived by his children, Jane MacDonald, Pictou; Donna (Tony) Russell, Pictou;
Peter (Mona) MacDonald, Fort Erie, Ont.; Beth (Donald) Langford, Kentville; Scot (Jackie)
MacDonald, Pictou; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Power, Antigonish; Jean MacDonald,
Pictou. Don was predeceased by his wife, Jane Eleanor "Jean" (Huelin) MacDonald; brother,
Graham. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral
service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Father
Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please.
Donations in his memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation or Red Cross
Society.


OBIT # 4272 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 NOVEMBER 2002
MacINTOSH (Fraser), Kathryn Tait - 84, Quarry Island, Pictou Co. and Halifax, who fell asleep
in Christ, on Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at her beloved Tigh Na Mare. Born in New Glasgow,
April 16, 1918, she was a daughter of the late William Frank and Lena (Tait) Fraser; wife of the
Honorable Justice A.M. (Dooley) MacIntosh; and mother of sons, Ian (Gillian), Sydney,
Australia; Sandy (Shirley), Halifax; Bruce (Sue), Quarry Island; and Lachie (Debi), Dartmouth.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Chesley and Drummond and is survived by her sister,
Eleanor of Quarry Island and Coburg Ont. She was life's beacon for her grandchildren, Kelly,
Leisa, Shona, Moira, Sarah, Eden, Scott, Jennie, Alison, Lydia, Neil and Jessica. In her final
months, her spiritual beacon was her first great-grandchild, Morgan Alexander, in whom she
found renewal of God's grace. Educated in the New Glasgow public school system, she
completed her high school years at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. She attended Mount
Allison Ladies College and then Mount Allison University, where she later taught. Following her
marriage in 1942, she moved to Halifax where she became one of Canada's first female
broadcasters, reporting from wartime Halifax. Shortly after the War, she and her husband
returned to her native New Glasgow where they remained until her husband's elevation to the
Bench in 1972. Kay believed that the gifts of abundance bestowed upon her were debts that
required ongoing repayment. She preferred to be understood by values pursued or instilled, not
positions held or honours received. She tried to keep stable the fabric of the world in her own
quiet way. Sirach 38, vs 16-34. She was a catalyst for political change, usually quietly. She was
an early advocate of gender liberation. She worked for the rights of single mothers, the mentally
challenged and the marginalized of society. She believed in the power of words as a force for
achieving good. She took nourishment from the soil and from the air, both of which she sought to
protect. She enjoyed amateur theatre as a form of outreach to bridge generations. She was imbued
with a special grace that inspired and enriched those around her. She died as she lived: with
uncomplaining gratitude and empowerment to others. She was active in Trinity United Church in
New Glasgow before moving to Halifax, when St. Andrew's United Church became her spiritual
home. She rejoiced in the fellowship of her spiritual study group of independent thinking women
of faith. Genealogy and local history were amongst her interests, especially research in early
religion and politics of Nova Scotia. In her final years, she found insight and comfort in ancient
Celtic spirituality, with its belief that the grace and heartbeat of God was as much to be found in
creation and common wisdom as in Church and Scripture. Her Be Still Look-off remains part of
her legacy to those she touched. Above all, she nurtured her Family. Cremation to take place. For
the convenience of Pictou County friends, an informal visitation will be held in Trinity United
Church 7-9 p.m. this evening. Her family and friends will gather to mourn and celebrate her life
in Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax on Friday, November 8, from 2 - 4 p.m. and
7- 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's United Church, Robie
Street, Halifax, Rev. David Mundy officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to H.W. Angus
Funeral Home, New Glasgow. In lieu of flowers and in her memory, her family invites silent
contribution to a deserving person, cause or idea.



OBIT         #      4273      –      EVENING          NEWS         –      12     JUNE        1989
NEW GLASGOW- MILDRED ELIZABETH SUTHERLAND, 90, Sunset Haven Rest Home,
formerly of Sunnybrae, died Sunday at the home. Born in Goshen, Guys.Co., she was a daughter
of the late John and Elizabeth (Costley) Sinclair. She was a resident of Sunnybrae most of her life
and was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter Irene Brown,
Hopewell; 8 grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by
her husband Roderick and a daughter Muriel. The remains are in H.W.Angus Funeral Home, New
Glasgow. No visitation by request of the family. Funeral services will be held 4pm. Tuesday from
the           funeral        home           with          interment          in        Sunnybrae
cemetery.


OBIT       #      4274       –      EVENING       NEWS         –      12      JUNE        1989
DURHAM- JOANNA ALEXANDERIA (ALICE) GRICE,83, died Saturday in the Aberdeen
Hospital. Born in Durham, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Rosanna (MacKenzie)
MacLean. She was a member of Durham Presbyterian Church, serving in the choir for 59 years
and as church organist for 46 years. She was a member of the Ladies Guild. She is survived by a
daughter Norma (Mrs.Clifton Wood), Durham and 2 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her
husband James; 3 sisters, Agnes, Irene and Janie and 2 brothers, John and Forbes. The remains
are resting in MacLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral will be held at 1:30pm.Tuesday at the
Durham Presbyterian Church with interment in Durham cemetery.

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OBIT        #     4275      –       EVENING         NEWS         –       12       JUNE       1989
TRENTON- IVAN ELWOOD FLEET, 85, 89 High Street, Trenton, died Saturday in the
Aberdeen Hospital. Born on Tancook Island, he was the son of the late Daniel and Louisa (Cross)
Fleet. He lived in Louisburg until 1944 when he moved to Trenton. He was a retired grocer and
had stores in Belmont, Colchester County, New Glasgow and Trenton. He was a member of First
United Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Jennie (Pearl); 2 sons, Irvine, Trenton; and
Harvey, Quispamsis, N.B.; 3 daughters, Helen, Windsor; Muriel (Mrs.Roger Hetu), St. Melanie,
Que.; Barbara (Mrs.Avedis Balmanoukian), Lyon's Brook; 12 grand-children; 3 brothers, Lloyd,
Louisburg; Douglas, Verdun, Que., Murray, Smith's Falls, Ont. The remains are resting at the
R.H. Porter Funeral Home. (*Rest is missing)


OBIT      #      4276     –      HALIFAX         HERALD         –    8     NOVEMBER         2002
FANJOY, John S. - Campbellton, N.B., passed away peacefully October 31, 2002, in St. Joseph's
Hospital, Dalhousie, N.B., after a year long battle with cancer. Formerly of New Glasgow, he was
a son on the late George and Esther Fanjoy. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Carol
(Dewar) Fanjoy; daughter, Allison Fanjoy-Ouellette, Moncton. He was predeceased by brother,
Donald. Remembrances may be made to St. Joseph's Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, S.P.C.A.,
Friends of Moncton Hospital or the VG Site, QEII.


OBIT       #    4277      –      HALIFAX        HERALD         –     8       NOVEMBER        2002
CARRIGAN, Alexander James "Sandy" - 60, Churchville, formerly of Priestville and
MacPherson's Mills, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, in QEII Health
Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Angus William and
Daisy Vera (Fraser) Carrigan. He was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, New Glasgow.
He had been employed at Pictou Shipyards for the past 25 years. Sandy was an avid fisherman
and hunter who will be sadly missed by his Tim Horton's buddies. Sandy's greatest love was his
grandchildren; Michelle, who he teased unmercifully, Kyle and Tyler who he loved to take to
hockey practice and Nikki, who he called his little princess. Sandy was a loving husband, father
and grampie who will be sadly missed by his wife, Mable Roseann (Guthro) Carrigan; daughter,
Paula (Rick) Behie, Priestville; son, Blake (Heather), Walkerville; sisters, Helen (Mel) Anderson,
Trenton; Faye (Lloyd) Mitchell, MacPherson's Mills; Vera (Bernie) Clarey, British Columbia;
Anna Marie (George) Fisher, Prince Edward Island; brothers, Bill, MacPherson's Mills; Dan
(Marie), Linacy; Bobby (Yvonne), New Glasgow; numerous nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by a brother, David in infancy; brother-in-law and best friend, Charlie Feit.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow,
where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Rev. William White officiating. Cremation to
follow. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to Priestville Cemetery
Fund.


OBIT    #    4278     –    HALIFAX         HERALD      –     8    NOVEMBER         2002
GILES, Edwin Glennie Jr. B.Sc. (Agriculture), P.Ag., AACI, P.App. - 58, Riverview, N.B.,
passed away at his cottage in Glenfinnan, P.E.I., Monday, November 4, 2002. Born in New
Glasgow, Pictou Co., March 16, 1944, he was the son of the late Edwin Glennie and Mary
Marguerite (Ballou) Giles. He was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and
McGill University and was employed for over 30 years with the Farm Credit Corporation in
Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and New Brunswick. He was a member of the
Agricultural Institute of Canada and New Brunswick Institute of Agrologists, Appraisal Institute
of Canada and New Brunswick Association of Real Estate Appraisers. He was a past member of
the Ground Observer Corps of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Lions Club of Woodstock, N.B.
and Houlton, Me. He was a past member of the Board of Directors of Carleton Manor,
Woodstock, N.B. He is survived by his wife, Emily, Fredericton, N.B.; daughter, Sarah,
Mississauga, Ont.; sister, Gail Campbell (Douglas), London, Ont.; niece, Denise; nephew,
Andrew. At the request of the deceased no visitation. A private funeral and committal service will
take place in the Oxford Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford, 12 noon today, Rev. Gary MacDougall
officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Arrangements are entrusted to Allen's Funeral Home, 60 Water St., Oxford.


OBIT       #     4279      –    HALIFAX          HERALD        –     9     NOVEMBER          2002
LORIMER, William Nelson - 86, Prospect Bay, Halifax Co., formerly of Stellarton, passed away
peacefully November 7, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Westville, he
was a son of the late Fraser and Rachael (Purvis) Lorimer. He had been a resident of Prospect
Bay for the past five years previously residing in Stellarton. He worked as an engineer on the
C.N.R. retiring in 1975. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton
and was a member of Keith Masonic Lodge, Stellarton. He was a veteran of the Second World
War having served overseas. Bill was a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton.
Surviving are a brother, Robert (Helen) Lorimer, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.; twin sons, Keith
(Dianne), Dartmouth; John (Susan), Stellarton; twin daughters, Lee (Barry) Dickson, Prospect
Bay; Marie Power, Westville; son, David, Halifax; three granddaughters; two step grandsons; five
step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Beryl Perkins. Cremation
has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. today in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral
Home, Stellarton. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Sharon St. John United
Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks and Rev. James Chisholm officiating. A reception will
follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family
flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to Sharon St. John United Church General
Fund, Stellarton or St. James United Church, Goodwood, Halifax Co.


OBIT       #     4280     –     HALIFAX        HERALD         –      9     NOVEMBER        2002
MacDONALD, F. Vincent - 84, 10 Constitution St., Pictou, passed away peacefully on
November 7, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late
Archibald and Mary Theresa (MacDonald) MacDonald. He was employed at Onslow Lass Dairy
in Pictou on the milk wagon, then at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, with
the Canadian Hydrographic Service until his retirement in 1983. Surviving are daughters, Anne
Marie (Melvin) George, Barb Murray, both of Pictou; son, Donald (Ria) MacDonald, Trenton;
grandchildren, Lisa and Wendy George, Nancy (Kevin) Munroe, Stephen and Elizabeth Murray,
Jonathan, Angela and Ariel MacDonald; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his
wife, the former Florence E. (Owen) MacDonald; infant son, Stewart; sisters, Gertrude "Gertie"
Babineau, Lucille Batchilder, Theresa Babineau, Virginia MacDonald (age 15 years), Violet
MacDonald (age 15 years); brothers, Wallace, Ernest, William (age 18 years), Russell (age 18
years), Gervais (age 2 years), Gordon (age 9 years). Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in McLaren
Funeral Home, Pictou. . Funeral mass 2 p.m. Monday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church,
Pictou, Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only,
donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4281 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 8 APRIL 1937
The sudden death of Charles A.MacKay occured at his home ,Torbrook Road. The late
Mr.MacKay was in failing health for the past year, but a sudden heart attack claimed his life. He
is survived by his wife, formerly Jessie Dunbar of Eureka, and three sons, Alvin, Charles E. and
Eldred. all residing at Fox Brook. Deceased is also survived by two grandchildren. The funeral
service was held from his late residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev.H.Wilson Sieber, of
the Presbyterian Church, Hopewell. Interment was made at the Riverton cemetery.


OBIT # 4282 – EASTERN CHRONICLE –8 APRIL 1937
The death of Alexander MacLeod, a former resident of Westville, occured at the Aberdeen
Hospital, following an operation, which he underwent the previous day. The late Mr.MacLeod
was born At Scotsburn 71 years ago, and following his marriage resided for some years in
Westville and Trenton. For the past number of years he made his home with his daughter, Mrs.
Davies, wife of W. J. Davies, Maritime Inspector of Creameries, New Glasgow. The funeral
service was held from the home of Mr.and Mrs.Davies on Willow Avenue and was conducted by
Rev.William Ooms, of St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev.Harold Frame of the
Trinity United Church.


OBIT # 4283 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 8 APRIL 1937
 The death of Mrs.Mary Harbourne took place at West Branch, River John, on Thursday, April
1st at the age of 94 years. She was born at West Branch, a daughter of Mr.and Mrs. John Bain
and lived there all her life Her husband predeceased her 32 years ago and there is left to mourn
her passing her two children, Jennie (Mrs. B.O. Rees) of Boston;Mass.; and Thomas on the old
home, who with his wife tenderly cared for her during her declining years.


OBIT # 4284 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 NOVEMBER 2002
CUMMINGS, Ivan Albert "Al" - 76, Eight Island Lake, Guysborough Co. and Halifax, died
November 8, 2002, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Eight Island Lake, he was the eldest son of the
late John Ivan and Dora (Smith) Cummings. Al was employed for many years before his
retirement with Maritime Steel in Dartmouth and worked his whole adult life in the steel
construction business, in many places from Toronto to the Northwest Territories and
Newfoundland for companies such as Dominion Bridge, Canron and Canada Bridge. He
maintained the many friendships that began in his work in construction throughout his life as well
as many friendships begun in his childhood in Goshen, Guysborough Co., where he had a
property that he loved and shared with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Ruby
(Joudrey); daughters, Donna (Tim) Allison, Halifax; Wanda (Ron) Cummings Arsenault,
Memramcook, N.B.; Shelly (Michael) Cummings Giles, Waverley; grandchildren, Kelly
Robertson, Marielle and Gabrielle Arsenault; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley
Robertson; brothers, Allan, Ontario; Russell (Hazel), Hubbards. He is also survived by sister-in-
law, Jean Cummings (Archibald) and family; sister, Dr. Isabelle Wills and family, Saint John,
N.B.; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Cummings, Wilma
Cummings; brother, Raymond. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until
time of service at 7 p.m., both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Rev. Diane MacVicar
officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home reception lounge. Interment will take
place 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, in Sunset Cemetery, Argyle. A reception will follow in
Goshen Community Centre for his family and friends in the area. The family would like to
express their deep appreciation to the many friends who have been helpful and supportive over
the last number of months. They request that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
charity of your choice or the Boys and Girls Club of Halifax and Rainbow Haven Society.


OBIT # 4285 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 NOVEMBER 2002
KIRWAN, William Anthony "Willie" - 69, New Glasgow, formerly of Lismore, died Saturday,
November 9, 2002, at home after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in Lower Barneys River, he
was a son of the late Leo and Mildred (MacDonald) Kirwan. He had been a crane and heavy
equipment operator, having been employed with MacDougall Construction, New Glasgow, for
over 20 years and retiring from Alva Construction, Antigonish, due to ill health in 2000. He was a
member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Lismore. Willie enjoyed playing hockey and
bowling. Surviving are his wife, Sylvia (Fraser); sons, Fraser (Darlene), Linacy; Scott (Ellie),
Don (Marjorie), New Glasgow; grandchildren, Amanda, Natasha, Sylvia J., Fraser D., Angela,
Amber, Liam; great-grandchildren, Eric, Kyla, Kaitlyn, Riley, Logan; sisters, Bernadette
MacLean, Burlington, Ont.; Lillian MacEachern, Cape George; brothers, Leo, Calgary; Paddy,
Lismore; many nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary O'Connor, Ci-Ann
MacDonald; brother, Blase. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 2-4
and 7- 9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Father Robert Day officiating.
Interment of ashes will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. No flowers by request of the family. Donations
may be made in his memory to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Pictou County Branch, Canadian
Cancer Society or Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.


OBIT # 4286 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 NOVEMBER 2002
MacQUARRIE, William Alexander, M.D., C.M., F.C.F.P. - 1919-2002. Bill MacQuarrie, Little
Harbour, passed away in Aberdeen Hospital, Friday, November 8, 2002. Born March 27, 1919,
Ferry Road, Miramichi, N. B., he was the son of G. Hector and Mildred (Blain) MacQuarrie. He
grew up in Moncton and graduated from the Moncton High School. He entered Dalhousie
University and because of the great need for doctors due to the war, his class was accelerated and
the Class of 43 received their diplomas in December 1942. While interning at the Aberdeen
Hospital in New Glasgow, he was asked by Dr. C.B. Crummey to join him in practice in Pictou
County, and so began a long and fulfilling career in the spring of 1943. Dr. Bill was a strong
believer in continuing education and was a charter member of the Canadian College of Family
Physicians and in 1976 received his Fellowship at Convocation at Toronto University. He served
as president of the medical staff of the Aberdeen Hospital, Pictou County Medical Society and on
the Council of the Nova Scotia Medical Society. In 1980 he was made a senior member of the
Medical Society. He was also a member of the American College of Occupational Medicine, and
the Industrial Medical Association. Dr. Bill was the medical officer for the Trenton steel plants.
He made his longest house call by travelling to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to treat and return home
with a plant employee who had fallen ill in Africa. He attended medical seminars and conferences
in many countries, always eager to learn from others. In the 1980's he led a group of community
leaders to create the Aberdeen Hospital Foundation and served as the first chairman from 1986-
1988. He closed his practice shortly after completing 50 years of service to his patients
throughout Pictou County. For relaxation he enjoyed summers on his cruiser "The Buccaneer",
where family and friends enjoyed many happy days cruising on the Northumberland Strait. He
was a founding member of the Royal William Yacht Club and also enjoyed travelling on
freighters to many countries in Europe, South America and the Caribbean where he made many
lifelong friends. He was a member of Phi Rho Sigma (Alpha Eta Chapter) and remained a
Member of the Gyro Club of New Glasgow, since 1944 and past president (1982-83). He is
survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn (Wall); son, Capt. William A. (Barbara), Portobello;
daughter, Janet (Sandy Cameron), New Glasgow; son, G. Peter MacQuarrie, Halifax;
grandchildren, David, Graham, Brian, Adam and Karen Cameron, Leah (Henneberry), Janet and
Lauren MacQuarrie; three great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Ann (Gordon Algie), Saulte St.
Marie. He was predeceased by sister, Ruth (Robert Dunsmore, Oakville Ont.). A memorial
service and reception will be held in the spring. If friends wish, donations may be made to
Aberdeen Hospital Foundation or a charity of their choice, it will be greatly appreciated.
Arrangement are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4287 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 NOVEMBER 2002
SCRYMGEOUR, James William - 41, Elm Street, New Glasgow, passed away Saturday,
November 9, 2002, at his home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Kaye (Brown) Harrison, Union
Centre and James Scrymgeour, and a stepson of Ken Harrison, Union Centre. As a young boy he
grew up in Truro and attended the Amherst School for the Deaf and their Vocational School,
where he learned his carpentry trade. He enjoyed working with wood and as well with computers.
Jim is survived by his wife, Alda E. (Saulnier); children, Jessica, Amanda and Robert; brothers,
David Brown, Truro; Richard, Union Centre; sister, Dorothy Jean. He was predeceased by infant
sister, Muriel. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Middle
River Presbyterian Church, Rocklin, Rev. Gary Tonks and Rev. Dr. Waldo Grandy officiating.
Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin.


OBIT # 4288 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 8 APRIL 1937
The death of Daniel W. MacDonald occured at White Hill, Pictou County on Sunday following a
long illness at the age of 72 years. Mr.MacDonald was born at St.Paul's East River, where his
early manhood was spent, later residing for a number of years in California. Returning home he
married Christena Polson, of Lochaber, and after a few years bought the George MacKay farm at
White Hill where he has since resided. There survive his wife, three daughters and two sons,
Mrs.Angus Polson, Comfort, Alberta; Mrs.Robert Matheson, Foxbrook; Mrs.Stewart MacNeil,
Westville; Ernest and Findlay at home; one brother Isaac at Bridgeville; one sister, Mrs.John
MacDonald, Sunny Brae. One sister predeceased him some years ago in California.


OBIT # 4289 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 8 APRIL 1937
The death occured recently of Mrs.James D.Reid at the home of her daughter, Mrs.John D.Smith,
at the age of 80 years. Mrs.Reid was the former Bessie Haggart, a daughter of Mr.and Mrs.James
Haggart, Barney's River. Her husband predeceased her some years ago and there survive three
daughters, Mrs.John D.Smith of Laggan; with whom she resided during the past few years;
Mrs.A. Airhart of Picton, Ont., Mrs. Henry Godfrey of Seattle, and five sons, W.P.Reid, of
Sutherlands River; David at the old homestead at MacGrath's Mountain; Albert of West River;
and John Henry of Hampton, N.B. Another son Sim paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War.
Two sisters also survive, Mrs.Christy Lyman of Westville; and Mrs.Mary Fraser, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4290 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 8 APRIL 1937
The death of Mrs.Catherine MacIntosh, widow of John G.MacIntosh of Island East River, passed
away on Monday at the age of 86 years. Mrs.MacIntosh was before her marriage, Catherine Ann
MacNaughton, daughter of Donald and Christena MacNaughton and was born at Foxbrook,
Pictou County,November 3, 1850. At the age of 12 years she moved with her parents to
Springville and lived there until the time of her marriage 49 years ago, later moving to Eureka,
where she made her home with her son,Fraser MacIntosh.


OBIT # 4291 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 8 APRIL 1937
Last week Mr.John J.Sutherland passed away at the home of Mr.Rennie Stalker. He was born on
St.Valentine's Day 1849, at Barney's River where he lived all his life. He was the son of Mr.and
Mrs. James Sutherland. Mr.James Sutherland emigrated from Scotland in 1824. He left no family
of his own, but leaves to mourn four sisters, Mrs.Howard Leadbetter and Mrs.Dan Robertson of
Thorburn; Mrs.William Chisholm of Boston, Mrs. Dan Cameron of New Glasgow. The late
Mr.Sutherland after the death of his wife about five years ago went to live with Mr.and Mrs.
Rennie Stalker by whom he was tenderly cared. He was a most worthy citizen. His funeral service
was from the Presbyterian Church, Kenzieville of which he was a member and was very largely
attended. The service was conducted by Rev. F.G. MacDonald of Merigomish. The singing was
rendered by a combined choir. Interment was at Kenzieville cemetery.


OBIT # 4292 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 NOVEMBER 2002
LANGILLE, Boyd Ellsworth - 79, River John, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2002, in
Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche. Born in River John, he was a son of the
late Clyde and Vivian (Heighton) Langille. He was a woodsman and fisherman and spent 31
years at Trenton Car Works. He was a veteran of the Second World War with the Cape Breton
Highlanders and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 108, River John. He was a
member of St. John's Anglican Church, River John. Surviving are his wife, the former Eileen
Gratto; sons, Richard, John "Jackie" (Sharon), both of River John; Daniel, Poplar Hill; brothers,
Jerry, Charles, Arnold (Barb), Raymond, Wayne (Johanna), Colin, all of River John; Bob,
Belleville, Ont.; sisters, Thelma, Burlington, Ont.; Shirley, Woodstock, Ont.; stepmother, Hazel
Langille, River John; grandchildren, Laura (Dave), Surrey, B.C.; Sonya (Vernon), Brule; Chris
(Paula), Halifax; Shane (Shannon), River John; Crystal (Ron), Burlington, Ont.; great-
grandchildren, Nathan, Summer, Dylan, Devon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was
predeceased by son, Brent; brothers, Leo, Herb. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today in MacLeod's Funeral
Home, River John. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Anglican Church,
River John, Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Burial in Cape John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Huntington Society of Canada or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4293 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 NOVEMBER 2002
BLANCO, Katherine Ann "Kitty" - 58, Chance Harbour, passed away Tuesday, November 12,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the
late Roy H. and Lois (Fraser) MacKenzie. She was a graduate of New Glasgow High School and
V.G.H. School of Nursing (Î65B). She worked at the V.G. Hospital, Cebu City, Phillipines and
Inglass Memorial, Harvey Illinois, U.S.A., retiring to Chance Harbour, five years ago. She is
survived by son, Scott, Chicago; daughter, Heather, Chance Harbour; son, Rodney, San Diego;
brother, Donald (Maryann), Edmonton; aunt, Jean Hopton, New Glasgow; niece, Colleen
MacKenzie; nephew, Andrew MacKenzie. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Ramon
Blanco. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday in R.H. Porter Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church,
Rev. Joanne Vines and Father Bernard MacAdam officiating. Reception to follow. Private family
burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia
or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4294 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 NOVEMBER 2002
CUMMINGER, Margaret Eileen - 76, High Crest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, formerly of
Aspen, passed away Monday, November 11, 2002, in High Crest Nursing Home. Born in Aspen,
she was a daughter of the late Robert and Kathleen Malloy. She had been a guest in High Crest
Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, for the past five years prior to which she resided in Aspen for all her
life. She was a member of Kirk Memorial United Church, Aspen. She worked for many years on
the Cumminger family farm. Eileen was a musician having sang on CJFX Radio Station when it
first started in 1943 and played for many dances throughout the county. She is survived by son,
Frank (Joy), Denver, Guysborough Co.; daughters, Elaine Cumminger, Newtown; Kathy
Langille, Aspen; Norma Cumminger, New Glasgow; Mildred Cumminger, Montreal;
grandchildren, Ernie and Elaine Lockhart, Graham, Eileen and Michelle Langille; brother, Ed
(Helen) Malloy, Florida; sisters, Jean (Charles) Langille, Country Harbour; Norma (Lawson)
MacDonald, Oshawa, Ont.; Kay Grech, Oshawa, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband,
Ernest; son, James; brothers, Lester, Arthur, Graham, Walter; sisters, Mildred, Elaine; sons-in-
law, Frank Langille and Dave Lockhart. Her remains will rest in Kirk Memorial United Church,
Aspen, Guysborough Co., 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday, Rev. Cornelia Van Bentum officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Aspen.
Donations in Eileen's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis
Society, Atlantic Division. Arrangements are under the direction of H. W. Angus Funeral Home,
New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4295 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 NOVEMBER 2002
MacKAY, Clifford Daniel - 93, Wentworth, formerly of West Branch, died Tuesday, November
12, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in West Branch, he was a son of the late
Daniel and Margaret (MacKay) MacKay. He was a general merchant at West Branch all his life.
He was a member of West Branch United Church and served as an Elder and treasurer for a
number of years. Surviving are companion, Florence Harnish, Wentworth; nieces, Norma
(Harold) Hussey, New Glasgow; Irene (Bob) Tedford, Kemptown; several grandnieces and
grandnephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene (McCoul). Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in
MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday in West
Branch United Church, Rev. Carmen Burns officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald Sutherland.
Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West
Branch United Church or any charity.
OBIT # 4296 – EVENING NEWS - 1921
  Another of Westville's pioneers passed to the life beyond in the person of Charles Reid at 3
o'clock this morning at the age of 84 years. Deceased was a native of Stevenson, Ayrshire,
Scotland, came to Nova Scotia, 59 years ago and had been a resident of Westville for more than
half a century. His wife pre-deceased him 28 years ago. He is survived by four daughters. Mrs.
Elizabeth Donohue, New York, who was home recently on a a visit and only left on the return trip
a week ago, Mrs. Robert Lauchlan, Westville, Mrs. Thomas Nevin, Lethbridge and Mrs.Wm.
Hayman, Westville, Mrs. Ed. Burrows, New Glasgow, Mrs. John D. Cameron, Westville and
Mrs. J. J. McDonald, Inverness were children of the deceased. He is also survived by one sister
Mrs. James Lauchlan, Westville and by one brother in Glasgow, Scotland. Deceased was a very
quiet retiring man who took but little part in public life. His home was his castle and he was
never happier than when surrounded by the members of his family. He was a man of splendid
character and his word was as good as his hand. He worked for many years in the old Acadia
Mine of Westville, most of his associates of those days have been called hence. The funeral takes
place on Wednesday afternoon to Auburn Cemetery, service beginning at 3 o'clock, to be
conducted by his pastor, Rev. W. R. Turner of the Methodist Church. We tender deepest
sympathy to the bereaved.


OBIT # 4297 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 25 MARCH 1937
MRS.EBEN DICKSON: - While her son Foster Dickson, well known local hockey player who
has been in England this winter playing with the Richmond Hawks, is rushing to her bedside as
quickly as steamship would bring him to her, Mrs.Eben Dickson passed away on Tuesday
morning at her home. Mrs.Dickson has been ailing for some time past. She suffered a sudden
stroke three years ago. After working her way back to health she was again stricken three weeks
ago, lapsing into a coma last Friday and sinking slowly until the end came as stated above. She
leaves to mourn, her husband, six sons, Foster, now returning home; Aubrey, of Sydney; Harvey
and Charles, both of New Glasgow; Roy and Paul, of Boston; also a daughter, Mrs.Alfred Ball, of
Boston; and two sisters, Mrs.Harley Worth, of Halifax, and Mrs.Alfred Edmund, of North
Sydney; and three brothers, Norman, Walter and William Pike, of Newfoundland, also survive.
Roy and Paul arrived home from Boston Monday evening, Aubrey came here from Sydney on
Friday and other absent members of the immediate family have come home since. Mrs.Dickson
was born in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, 62 years ago. She came to New Glasgow 26 years ago
and with the exception of a brief sojourn in the United States has resided here continually. The
funeral of the deceased took place this afternoon at 2 O'clock, with interment at Lorne
St.Cemetery.


OBIT # 4298 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 25 MARCH 1937
MRS.MARY BELL STROUD: -The death occured at Aberdeen Hospital, last evening of
Mrs.Stroud, widow of the late Robert Stroud of Trenton and the youngest daughter of the late
Mr.and Mrs.William Fraser of Brookville. Mrs.Stroud's death was not unexpected as she had
been suffering with cancer and everything possible was done to stay the dread disease. Last
summer her son, James, of Detroit, took her to Montreal for radium treatment which seemed to
alleviate the malady for a time but it recurred and nothing more could be done. Mrs. Stroud lived
in Trenton practically all her married life, where she was highly esteemed and well liked and
where she will be greatly missed. Her husband and eldest son predeceased her some years ago
and there are left to mourn the passing of a loving and devoted mother, three daughters,
Katherine, Mrs. Rod Ross, New Glasgow; Myrtle, Mrs. William Fraser, Trenton; and Olive, Mrs.
Langley, who lived with her mother and three sons, Robert, who was overseas and returned to
live in Scotland; Jewell, in Trenton; and James, in Detroit; also a sister of the deceased, Mrs.
Sarah Christie Fraser who lives in Detroit. The funeral will be held at the home of the deceased
on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


OBIT # 4299 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 25 MARCH 1937
Following a severe illness the death occured at her home on Temperance St., of Minnie, wife of
Mr.James Simon Fraser, well known hardware merchant and daughter of the late Mr.and
Mrs.Donald MacDougall, West Side. Mrs. Fraser lived all her life in New Glasgow. She was born
on the West Side 73 years ago, and after her marriage to Mr.Fraser she moved to her present
home on the corner of Temperance and McLean Sts. She was highly esteemed, devoted to her
husband and family and generous, and a faithful and untiring member of the First Presbyterian
Church, being one of the members of New St.Andrew's when James Chuch and New St.Andrew's
united. Of her it may be truly said" she looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not
the bread of idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also and he praiseth
her... and let her own works praise her in the gates". She leaves to mourn her passing three sons,
Fred, a dentist; Robert, in the store with his father; and Stanley, a lawyer, all of New Glasgow;
and two daughters, Jean, Mrs.Hunter, wife of William Hunter, C.E. of Montreal, who has been
with her mother the past week and Clara, Mrs.Palfrey of the staff of the Royal Bank of Canada in
Winnipeg; andeight grandchildren; Earl, Charles, Stanley and Grace, children of Dr.Fred and
Mrs.Fraser; Graham and Betty, children of Mr.and Mrs.Hunter; and Jean and Walter, children of
Mr.and Mrs.Palfrey. Surviving also are two sisters, Jennie, Mrs.Pryor Shaw, who of late years
made her home with Mrs.Fraser; Florence, Mrs.T.A.O'Brian, West Side, and two brothers, John
W. and Clara MacDougall, West Side. To the bereaved and sorrowing family will go the deepest
sympathy of their many friends and especially to Mr.Fraser who has been in ill health for some
time. The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 o'clock from her late residence.


OBIT # 4300 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 NOVEMBER 2002
CAMERON, Earl Whitman - 82, Point 44, formerly of Stellarton, passed away Wednesday,
November 13, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of
the late D. Fred and Grace (Giffen) Cameron. He is survived by sisters, Carrie Scott, Nanaimo
B.C.; Betty MacKenzie, Stellarton; sons, Donald, Bedford; Richard, St. Catharines, Ont.;
daughters, Eleanor (Cecil) Stockley, Twillingate, Nfld., Lorna (Todd) Price, Winsdor, Ont.; five
grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eleanor Scott "Scottie" Cooke; son,
Christopher; sisters, Greta, Fredina, Lois. Earl grew up in Stellarton and worked with his father in
Camerons' Market on Foord Street. He served with the Canadian Army from the outbreak of the
Second World War as a Canloan Officer. Lt. Earl Cameron was a member of Shock Troops of the
British Seaforth Highlanders in the Normandy Landings and the invasion of Europe. He achieved
his Captaincy and was wounded. After the war he enlarged Camerons' Market and also operated
Harbour Road Save Easy. In later years he was a trouble shooter for Atlantic Wholesalers and
subsequently worked at D. Porter & Sons. He was an elder of Sharon Saint John United Church,
Stellarton, Past Master, Keith Masonic Lodge, and was a founding member of the Pictou County
Amateur Radio Club and during the early days of radio built his own radio gear. He was a private
pilot and over the years owned several aircraft and taught ground school. He was an enthusiastic
sailor and a member of the Power Squadron. From his youth, he played the violin and over the
years, he was a member of several local orchestras and was an original member of the Pictou
County Community Orchestra. Throughout his life he kept honey bees. He had a great deal of
humanity and delighted in children and tried to help others the best he could. Visitation 2-4, 7-9
p.m. today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in
Sharon Saint John United Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks and Rev. Foster Jenkins
officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery. Donations to the Salvation Army or a charity of
choice.


OBIT # 4301 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 NOVEMBER 2002
LAMEY, Mary "Irene" - 32 Kensington Ave., Stellarton, died Thursday, November 14, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Stewart and
Martha (MacDonald) McLeod. She spent her childhood years in Point Tupper, and was a
graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Halifax. She was a resident of Stellarton most of her
married life, where she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, and was
a member of the C.W.L. for 47 years, and received the Honor of Life Membership in 1998. She
was employed at the Children's Training Center in Pictou for 15 years, 10 years with Highland
Community Residential Services. She upgraded her qualifications for her work as a Child Care
Counsellor by taking a course at St. F.X. University in 1979. Prior to this, she took a course at
Rutgers University in New Jersey on drugs and alcohol. She was a member of the Provincial
Executive of the Nova Scotia Government Employee's Union and Retired Government
Employee's Association. Her family was her life and her grandchildren were her joy. Surviving
besides her husband, Willard D., Stellarton; are daughter, Pam (Jamie) Morrison, Stellarton; sons,
Gerald MacCabe, Lacolle, Que.; Dan (Rita) Lamey, Miami, Fla.; Dennis Lamey, Minden, Nev.;
Tom Lamey, Halifax; grandchildren, Daniel, Kelsey, Catherine, Jill, William, Sarah Grace. She
was predeceased by her first husband, Gerald P. MacCabe. Her remains will rest in H. C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, for visiting 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A
funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church,
Father Sydney Mifflin officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only.
Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Port Hawkesbury Right to Life Association,
The Pictou County Food Bank or any other charity.


OBIT # 4302 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 NOVEMBER 2002
MELANSON, Christopher James Edward - 44, Clementsport, Annapolis Co., passed away
suddenly November 13, 2002, at home. Born February 15, 1958, in Rastatt, Germany, he was a
son of Therese "Terry" Wright, Clementsport, and the late Raymond Melanson. He was employed
for 12 years with Coca Cola, Halifax branch. Christopher was a member for 10 years of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch No. 112, Clementsport, where he was past 2nd vice president. He
worked on many project committees and was a member of the Legion pool team. He loved music
and sang with several bands, most recently with "Just Above Ground". He was an ardent
swimmer having won several medals as a member of the Cornwallis Sea King swimming team.
Beside his mother, he is survived by sister, Sharon; brother-in-law, John Webber; niece, Tonya;
grandmother, Alice Paul, Halifax; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by
brother, Kenneth; paternal grandparents, Margurite and Emidy Melanson (Moncton, N.B.);
grandfather, Ernest Wright (England). Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Robert L. Hall
Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal, with a Royal Canadian Legion service at 7 p.m. followed by
rosary. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Louis Roman Catholic Church,
Annapolis Royal, Father Tom McQuade officiating. Interment in the family plot at St. Louis
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Television Fund at Clementsport
Legion, Christmas Daddies or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4303 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 29 JANUARY 1935
The death occured, after a brief illness at the Aberdeen Hospital on Sunday of Mrs. Ella V.
Dickie, of Coalburn. Her husband, the late John B. Dickie predeceased her seven years ago.
Mrs.Dickie was a comparatively young woman, born at Cross Roads,Upper Stewiacke, daughter
of the late William A. and Martha Hamilton, of that place, 48 years ago. Since coming to this
district 17 years ago, she made many warm friends, and her passing leaves a blank not easily
filled. A member of the Presbyterian Church, MacLellan's Brook, she took a deep interest in all
that pertained to the welfare of that church. One of her outstanding characteristics was hospitality
in the home and all who came there found a kindly welcome. Mrs. Dickie was a devoted mother,
and is survived by eight children, who today mourn the loss of one whose wise and loving
counsel guided them during the years following the death of her husband. The children are:-
Blanche (Mrs.Geo.Kehoe), of Greenwood; Boyde (or Bryde?), living in Coalburn; Gordon,
Aileen, MacKeen, Walter, Mabel and Margaret, at home. The service at the home was conducted
by Rev. Mr. Hayward, Moderator of McLellan's Brook congregation and was very largely
attended. She was laid to rest beside her husband, in Eastville cemetery, Colchester County.
Deepest sympathy is extended by all to the family.


OBIT # 4304 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 29 JANUARY 1935
There passed away at noon on Thursday, January 24, at his home on Irish Mountain, Churchville,
MR.D.W.CAMERON, son of the late Archibald Cameron. He has been ailing for a number of
years, but three weeks ago suffered a stroke, from which he rallied but did not recover. "Dan
Willie", as he was best known to all his friends, earlier in life spent some years in the Western
States in association with two brothers, Alex and Rod, in railroad construction work. Over 20
years ago he returned to his native county on account of the failing health of his father and
mother, and carried on the work of the farm. Three sisters survive him: Mrs.George S. Grant
(Jessie Ellen), of Vancouver,B.C.; Mrs. Dr. Thos. Robertson( Minnie), of Steelville, Ill; and Miss
Bessie Cameron at home. He is also survived by his wife, who was Julia Grant, of Millstream;
two daughters, Mrs.William Buck, (Margaret) and Miss Marion, and by one son, Robert, all at
home. For a number of years D.W. was a member of the Pictou County Municipal Council and
took a great interest in all things in the county. Quite recently a large company gathered on the
hills one evening to join in the celebration of the quarter century celebration of the marriage of
this couple and at that time took occasion to tell both of them of the large place they had in the
regard and affections of the East River Valley people. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church
at Springville until the union of the churches ten years ago, and took a deep interest in all that
made for the moral,and spiritual well being of his fellow citizens. The funeral services were held
at the family residence and conducted by the Rev. H. MaC. Irwin. A large gathering, in spite of
the treacherous roads gathered to honor the memoryof Mr.Cameron. Mr. Irwin, in the course of
his remarks, took occasion to express the general verdict as to the character and contribution of
D.W. Cameron to the life of the community and to the courageous way in which he battled with
ill health for a decade before the fatal stroke fell. The service at the graveside was in the care of
the I.O.O.F. and a large number of his own lodge members were present and took part. Interment
was in the Churchville cemetery.


OBIT # 4305 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 29 JANUARY 1935
The funeral of the late JAMES THOMPSON took place on Saturday, and was very largely
attended. "Jim" as he was known by his intimate friends, was exceptionally popular with all who
knew him. For some years past he conducted a restaurant and pool room in Trenton. Jim was
everybody's friend, one of those mortals who, in a quiet and unassuming way, would do a good
turn for anybody- a real friend when most needed. His sudden passing was a real shock not only
to his family and relatives, but to all who had the pleasure of his aquaintence. The funeral service
at his late home, Main street, Trenton, began at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and was conducted
by Rev. Theodore Scarchiaris, of the Orthodox Greek church, after which the remains were taken
to St.Agustine's church at Trenton, where services were conducted by the same clergyman. The
ceremony at both house and church were impressive. The funeral service at the grave were
conducted by the Masonic Order, of which the deceased was a member. The late Mr.Thompson is
survived by a wife and one son, Peter; Mrs. J.G. Sperdakes, of New Glasgow, is a sister of the
deceased, and Mr.Samuel Thompson, Antigonish, is a brother. Messrs. Louis Borden of Mount
Clair, N.J., and James Anastus, of Providence, R.I., as well as a large number of other relatives
fron Halifax,Moncton and Saint John, were here to attend the funeral To the bereaved family the
Eastern Chronicle extends sincere sympathy.


OBIT # 4306 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 NOVEMBER 2002
GREEN (Fraser, Vogan, Hansen), Florence Dorothy Pearl - Passed away November 13, 2002, in
Tallahassee, Fla. Born in 1915 in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Edwin Stanton
Fraser and Edna (Shatford) Fraser. A beauty in her day, at 18 or 19, for fun, she entered a beauty
contest in Florida and became "Miss Panama City". Creative and artistic, in recent years she was
well-known in craft circles and sales in Tallahassee for the delightful "Petite Uniques by
Dorothy", tiny character dolls, fairy tale, national, seasonal, etc., designed and made by her. Some
of her many customers insisted on having "one of everything" she made. She is survived by her
husband, William Green; daughters, Shannon Vogan (Stephen) Miller, Huntsville, Ala.; Colleen
Fraser Vogan (David) Garrett; two grandsons and one granddaughter, Lane and Scott, and Ashley
Miller; sister-in-law, Vera Fraser, Jacksonville, Fla.; nephew, Edwin W. Fraser, New York, N.Y.;
niece, Sandra Marshall Bringloe, Halifax; cousins in Halifax and New Glasgow. She was
predeceased by sister, Edna "Blinksie" Marshall; brothers, Edwin S. Fraser Jr.; A. Jackson A.
Fraser. Funeral arrangements by Culley's Meadow Wood Funeral Home, Tallahassee. Funeral
took place 10 a.m. Saturday, November 16, in Tallahassee.


OBIT # 4307 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 NOVEMBER 2002
SABOWITZ (Sutherland), Marcia Jean - 62, formerly of New Glasgow, passed peacefully away
"sans peur" at her home in Halifax during the sunrise of Saturday, November 16, 2002, of cancer.
She was surrounded, in spirit if not in body, by the many family and friends she touched so dearly
throughout her life. A retired resource teacher in the Halifax high schools, she was a daughter of
Elizabeth (Ballem) Sutherland and the late Harry Sutherland; wife of Norman Sabowitz; mother
of Elliot Elisabeth (Thompson) Bourque, Robert Bruce Thompson and David Ross Thompson;
former wife of Ross Thompson; grandmother of Kayleigh Lauren and Amy Mary Beth
Thompson; sister of Elliot Elisabeth Paus Jenssen, Elizabeth Sutherland and Robert Sutherland;
sister-in-law to Arne Paus Jenssen and Wendy Sutherland; mother-in-law to Ron Bourque and
Sarah Thompson. She was mother, over the years, to a great succession of cats, including the
three who survive her, Jenny Lind, Amelita Galli-Curci and Sondheim. All of us loved her dearly.
Most of all, she leaves behind a profound sense of gratitude in all that were blessed to have
known her. Her grace, kindness, quiet resolve, courage and love will stand as monuments for all
of us. And she will live forever through our lives, and in our hearts. Although an avid gardener,
Marcia preferred that this notice end as follows. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local
animal shelter. Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Friday, November 22, at the residence of
her mother, The Berkeley, 5266 Green St., Halifax, and Saturday, November 23, at 3 p.m. in R.H.
Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
OBIT # 4308 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 NOVEMBER 2002
MURRAY, Gerald Maxwell - 71, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Marshalls Crossing, Chance
Harbour, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2002, in the manor. Born in Glenfaloch, he was a
son of the late Dan and Aileen (MacDonald) Murray. He was a former employee at the Punch and
Shear Department of Hawker Siddeley Ltd. and Crescent Jewellers Ltd. He had a great love of
animals, especially horses. He is survived by sisters, Reta (Gary) Nugent, Ottawa; Anita and
Bessie (George) Dierk, both of Courtney, B.C.; Faye (Joe) MacIvor, Merigomish; brothers, Larry
(Eleanor), New Glasgow; Wayne (Marjorie), Barney's River; several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by sister, Barbara. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A graveside
service will be held in Riverview Cemetery, Merigomish at a later date. Donations may be made
to the Palliative Care or Victorian Order of Nurses. Arrangements are under the direction of R. H.
Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4309 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 NOVEMBER 2002
MacDONALD MacPHERSON, Mary Jeanette - Arisaig, passed away November 19, 2002, in St.
Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in New
Glasgow, she was a daughter of Elizabeth (MacDonald), Ardness, Pictou Co. and the late
Lawrence MacDonald. Mary's life was her family, her joy was her two boys. She was employed
by Sisters of St. Martha, Bethany Motherhouse as a licensed practical nurse, where she worked
with loving care until the time of her illness. She was a member of St. Margarets of Scotland
Parish, Arisaig. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, David, Arisaig; sons,
Lawrence and Lewis, at home; twin brother, Louie (Grace), Ardness; brothers, Lanny, Peter
(Marion), John (Jo-Anne), all of Ardness; Edgar (Marion), Ashdale; Jerome (Claire), Edgerton;
Brad (Wendy), New Glasgow; sisters, Joyce (Neil) MacGillivary, Brierly Brook Road; Debbie
(James) Mahoney, Ardness; Shirley (Francis) MacMillan, Trenton; many nieces and nephews.
Besides her father, she was predeceased by sister-in-law, C. Ann. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in
MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Margarets
of Scotland Church, Arisaig, Rev. Robert Day officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, St. Martha's Regional Hospital or St.
Margarets of Scotland Cemetery Fund.


OBIT # 4310 – ACADIAN RECORDER - 05 Apr.1856-
Died - On Tuesday evening, 1st April, after a short illness, William Drysdale, aged 82 years, an
old and respectable inhabitant of Brookside. He left Scotland with his parents at 9 years of age.
He experienced the dangers of the sea for 14 years in his Majesty's service and finally came to
live with his parents in this country and there ended his days in peace. He has left a large number
of relations and friends to mourn the loss of a kind father and friend.


OBIT # 4311 – UNKNOWN NEWSPAPER - Sept.27, 1929
Stillwater - One of the oldest residents of this town Jane (Archibald) Taylor, widow of Emery
Taylor, passed away at home here Sept. 24, in her 97th year. She had been an invalid for several
years, and was tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs John McKeen, with whom she resided.
The late Mrs Taylor was member of a well known pioneer family, her father the late, Henry C.
Archibald, being a direct descendant of Samuel Archibald who settled in Truro in 1762 and her
mother was Carolline Bradshaw of Antigonish. She was born at Glenelg, Guysborough County,
one of a family of eleven of whom two survive--Howard Archibald aged 93 of of Denver, and
Mrs Charlotte Felick of Halifax, aged 90 years.Four children survive, Mrs John McKeen,
Stillwater; Mrs Frank-----, Mrs William Green, both of Waterford, Maine;and Charles Taylor of
Albro Lake, Halifax County, also ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


OBIT # 4312 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 NOVEMBER 2002
HATTIE, John Duncan "Jack" - 78, Churchville, Pictou Co., passed away Wednesday, November
20, 2002, at his home. Born in Barney's River, he was a son of the late Robert Cumming and
Margaret (MacDonald) Hattie. He had been a resident of Churchville for the past 30 years prior to
that having resided in New Minas for five years. Jack was an adherent of Springville Presbyterian
Church. He was a former member of the Lion's Club, Royal Canadian Legion and Travellers Club
in Kentville and a former member of the Elks Club in Fredericton. Jack served as a Lieutenant in
the Engineering Corps in the military for five years and worked in the construction industry for
some 45 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Plessa (Nannie) Wilkinson, Churchville;
sons, Jim, Churchville; John (Debbie), Timberlea; daughter, Brenda Hattie, Halifax;
grandchildren, Judy Herbert, Pictou; Duncan Hattie, Gagetown, N.B.; Nick Hattie, Halifax;
Monica Hattie, Halifax; Liam Hattie, Timberlea; great-grandchild, Jasna Herbert, Pictou; brother,
Robert Gerald, Edmonton, Alta. He was predeceased by brothers, James Homer and Bert
MacIntosh; sister, Jean. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be
held Friday in Bethel Cemetery, Caledonia, Rev. Donald Shepard officiating. No flowers by
request. Donations in Jack's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements
are under the direction of H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4313 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 NOVEMBER 2002
MacKAY, Ernest Gordon - 55, Economy, formerly of Halifax and New Glasgow, passed away
Tuesday, November 19, 2002, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, after a courageous battle
with cancer. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Ida (Lumsden) MacKay, New Glasgow, and
the late Gordon "Red" MacKay. Ernest was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed many hours
kayaking around the Maritimes. Ernest is survived by his loving partner, Gail Rushton; son, Peter,
Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Jennifer, Truro; their mother, Alice; sister, Donna (Steven) MacKay
Barron, Shelburne; uncle, Robert Lumsden, Hilden; nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service
will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Lori Crocker D.M. officiating. Burial in North Lochaber Cemetery. A
reception to follow in the United Church Hall, Lochaber. Donations may be made to Canadian
Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4314 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 NOVEMBER 2002
ARCHER, Anna Mary - 84, Stellarton and formerly of Wolfville, passed away Wednesday,
November 20, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Loch Lamond, she was a
daughter of the late Dan Neil and Christina (MacKay) Morrison. Anna was a guest at Glen Haven
Manor for the past few years and having previously lived in Stellarton, Greenwich, Wolfville,
Halifax, Antigonish, Tryon P.E.I., Sydney and Waewig, N.B. Surviving are daughter, Jean (Mrs.
Normand Girard), Montreal, Que.; son, Donald Kenneth Archer, Shelburne; grandsons, Alain and
Benjamin; sister, Wilma (Mrs Leslie Carruthers), Truro; brother, Kenneth Morrison, Sydney. She
was predeceased by husband, Rev. Lloyd D. Archer; son, Peter William Archer. Her remains will
rest in the H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visitation 2-4 p.m. today, where
funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial will take
place 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 25, in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville. In lieu of flowers,
donations in her memory may be made to Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow or a charity of your
choice. A reception will follow the funeral in Sharon St. John United Church Hall, Stellarton.



OBIT # 4315 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 NOVEMBER 2002
VINT, Bertram "Bert" - 90, Drummond Road, Westville, passed away Thursday, November 21,
2002, at his home. Born in Birmingham, England, March 21,1912, he was a son of the late Albert
and Alice Vint. Mr. Vint came to Nova Scotia as a child from Cardiff, Wales and spent his early
years in Abercrombie. He was an overseas veteran of the Second World War serving with the
North Nova Highlanders. After the war, he worked at Hawker Siddley Ltd., Trenton, until
retirement. He was an adherent of St. Paul United Church, Westville. Mr. Vint is survived by
daughter, Glenda Mader (Frank), Westville; sons, Dennis (Bernadette), Stellarton; Dexter (Marie)
and Gary (Bobbie), both of Westville; 11 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; one great great-
grandchild; brother, William, Cardiff, Wales. He was predeceased by his wife, Romaine (Wood).
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where his funeral
service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating. Burial will be in Auburn
Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association.

OBIT       #     4316     –     HALIFAX        HERALD        –    23     NOVEMBER           2002
GREEN, Mildred Christine - 88, East River Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Porter's Lane,
Westville, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Sunny Brae, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Alex and Bessie Ann (MacPhee)
MacKinnon. She had worked at the Pictou County Home, Riverton for a number of years.
Mildred was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Westville. She was a former Sunday School
teacher at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Sunny Brae and Westville Road Mission Hall. Surviving
are sons: H. Gilbert (Josie), Pictou Landing; J. Vernon (Helen), Rocklin; granddaughters, Sonya
(Green) Foley, Tanya, Lyndsey; grandsons, Weldon, Craig, Tyler; four great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James Harry; son, Weldon E.;
sisters, Cassie Belle, Edna, Marguerite; brother Wilburn; grandson, Jason. Visitiation 2-4 & 7-9
p.m. Sunday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service
will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Rev. Kevin May officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale
Memorial Gardens with reception to follow at Bethel Baptist Church, Westville. Donations may
be made in her memory to Bethel Baptist Church or to nay charity of your choice.


OBIT      #     4317      –    HALIFAX        HERALD        –    24    NOVEMBER           2002
HATTIE, Harold William - 75, Green's Trailer Court, New Glasgow, passed away Friday,
November 22, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Argyle, Antigonish Co., he
was a son of the late William Anthony and Sarah Gertrude (Jordan) Hattie. He was a member of
Christian Fellowship Church, New Glasgow. Harold was a professional painter, having been
employed in Antigonish for 20 years and with the former Steel Furnishing and MacGregor
Bedding for 10 years. He retired from Michelin Tire in 1991 after 15 years employment.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Treca (Arnold); sons, Blair, New Glasgow; Morris, Halifax; sisters,
Elizabeth "Beth" (Stanley) Newell, Annie May Hattie, New Glasgow; Lois Nichols, Halifax;
brother, Winston, Antigonish; numerous nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by brother-in-law,
Clifford Nichols. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m.today and 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Monday in P. & K.
MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday in
Christian Fellowship Church, Rev. Helen Christie officiating. Interment will be in Glen Bard
Cemetery, James River. Donations may be made in his memory to The Children's Wish
Foundation of Canada or The Glen Bard Cemetery Fund.


OBIT       #     4318      –     HALIFAX         HERALD         –     25     NOVEMBER           2002
STEWART, Alex R. "Miner" - 80, 69 Park St., Trenton, formerly of Stellarton, passed away
peacefully Saturday, November 23, 2002, at the home of his daughter, Cindy Jeans. Born in
Westville, he was a son of the late James and Lottie (Reynolds) Stewart. He was a resident of
Stellarton, for most of his life moving to reside in Trenton, after the death of his wife, Dellas. He
served overseas during the Second World War and during the Korean Conflict with Canadian
Armed Forces. After the war, he worked at the MacBean Mine for some 31 years later going on
to work at Michelin Tire, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 34, New Glasgow and received the Dutch Medal this past summer in Antigonish. For
many years he was an avid b owler, having bowled in the New Glasgow Main Street League.
Surviving are sons, John (Janet), Stellarton; Alex (Marie), New Glasgow; daughters, Virginia
(Danny) MacLeod, New Glasgow; Cindy (Paul) Jeans, Trenton; eight grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; sister, Doris Malcolm, New Glasgow; brother, Harry (Ann), Stellarton. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Dellas MacDonald; brothers, John, William Bernard and
Charles MacKinnon; sister, Peg Munroe. He will be missed by his devoted friend, his pet dog
Prince. His remains will rest in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visiting from 2-
4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady Of Lourdes Roman
Catholic Church, Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


OBIT       #     4319     –     HALIFAX         HERALD      –     25    NOVEMBER          2002
CULGIN, Janet Marie - 67, Central Onslow, passed away November 23, 2002, in Colchester
Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by her family. Born in Meadowville, Pictou Co., she was a
daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Elliott) Rae. Janet was a member of the Belmont
United Church. She was a member of Onslow United Church UCW Margaret Jean Lacey Group.
She is survived by her husband, Gene L.; daughter, Ellen Culgin (Scott Jones), Granville Drive;
son, James, Whistler, B.C.; brothers, George, Stellarton; Clelly (Helen MacConnell), Durham;
sisters, Helen (Vincent) Watt, Brookside; Nancy (Danny) MacKay, Meadowville; several nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter, Cindy; sister, Betty Roode; a brother in infancy.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday in Belmont United Church, Rev. Janet Blois officiating. Burial
in Belmont Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Liver
Foundation.


OBIT      #     4320     –    HALIFAX         HERALD       –    25     NOVEMBER          2002
GRATTO, Merle Delbert - 70, Thorburn, passed away November 23, 2002, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late John William and
Margaret (Dwyer) Gratto. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Katherine "Kay" (Forsythe); sons,
Blair, Abbotsford, B.C.; John, Calgary; sisters, Winfred "Winnie" MacNeil, Port Hawkesbury;
Audrey MacNeil, Trenton; Sharon (Ted) Matheson, Lorne; five grandchildren; mother-in-law,
Marjorie Forsythe; numerous nieces, nephews. Cremation has taken place. No visitation.
Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Alban's Anglican Church, Rev. Bill White officiating.
Interment in Thorburn Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to St. Alban's Anglican Church
or any charity.
OBIT # 4321 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 NOVEMBER 2002
HENDRICKEN, Margaret Ellen - 67, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, died Sunday November
24, 2002, in the manor. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Alexander Rory and
Annie Jane (MacKay) MacDonald. She was a resident of the manor for the past 12 years having
previously resided in New Glasgow, where she was a member of St. Gregory's Roman Catholic
Church. Surviving are daughter, Bernadette Fenton, Dryden, Ont.; grandsons, Alex, Nick; sisters,
Bessie Young, Pine Tree; Marie MacEachern, Thunder Bay, Ont.; brother, Alan "Buddy"
MacDonald, Thorburn; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
John; sister, Bertha Linde; brothers, Roddy, Alex, Willie. Cremation to take place. No visitation
at the request of the family. A public memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
November 30, in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Father Bernie MacAdam officiating.
Burial of ashes will take place in St. Ann's Parish Cemetery, Thorburn.


OBIT # 4322 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 NOVEMBER 2002
MANZER, Henrietta Christine - 85, 5810 Merigomish Rd., New Glasgow, formerly of 399 East
River Rd., passed away Saturday, November 23, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Robert William and Annie Maie (Turner)
Grant. She received her education in New Glasgow schools and Acadia University. She taught
music and some academic subjects in New Glasgow, Baddeck, Thorburn, and West Pictou. She
was a member of Trinity United Church, the choir, and the U.C.W. Surviving are her son, Robert
F. (Brenda), Spruce Grove, Alta.; grandsons, Joshua Byron, Adam Edward. She was predeceased
by her husband, Rev. Byron George Manzer. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Tuesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday
in Trinity United Church, Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4323 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 NOVEMBER 2002
McKAY, Eleanor Sarah - 83, passed away peacefully at her home, 68 Pine St., Pictou, Friday,
November 22, 2002. Born in Fraser's Mountain, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late
Kenneth and Sarah (Tate) Cameron. She was a Leading Air Woman, with the Canadian Air
Force, having served in England for a number of years. She and her husband, Bill lived and
worked for many years in British Columbia. They ran hotels and eventually, a small store in
Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, B.C. They retired, and moved to Pictou in the early 1980s.
She is survived by her very loving and devoted husband, William "Bill" McKay; sister, Pearl
Swain, Westville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Earle in infancy;
sister, Isobel. No service, as is the wish of her immediate family. Cremation has taken place.
Eleanor was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her and especially so by her
great niece, Jeanie Smith, New Glasgow. Special thanks are given to two very special caregivers,
Rhonda Wong and Diane "Dee" MacLeod, whose dedication and caring were, and still are,
greatly appreciated, also to the dedicated staff of caregivers, who have been a great part of her
life. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.


OBIT # 4324 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 NOVEMBER 2002
RUNDLE, Thomas - 87, Porters Lane, Westville, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2002, in
Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Jesse and Mary
(Kennedy) Rundle. He was a coal miner by occupation until his retirement. When he was a
resident at Porters Lane, he took great interest being the caretaker of his senior citizens complex.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed sport fishing as a hobby. He was an adherent of St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church, Westville. Mr. Rundle is survived by daughter, Sharon Charlton (Fred),
Trenton; daughter-in-law, Ida Rundle, Moose River; grandchildren, Karen Hicks (Todd), Trenton;
Scott MacDonald, Halifax; Trudy Duggan (Richard), Westville; Tracey Rundle, Truro; Heather
Millen (Aaron), Westville; great-grandchildren, Grace and Lauren Hicks, Shona Duggan, Jeanetta
and Danielle Millen, Jonathan Marendiuk; sisters, Jean Halliday, Westville; Eileen Daley,
Onslow; brother, Jim, Glen Haven Manor; sisters-in-law, Peg Rundle, Westville; Vivian Brown,
Riverview, N.B.; Donna Michael, California; brother-in-law, John Palmer, Green Hill. He was
predeceased by his wife, Anna (Palmer); son, John; infant daughter, Karen; sisters, Martha,
Mabel, Ida; brother, Clarence. Visitation will be held today from 6-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral
Home, Westville, where his funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Glenn Cooper
officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Family flowers only. Doantions may
be made to the Glen Haven Manor or Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4325 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 NOVEMBER 2002
TOMNEY, Peter M., P.Eng. - Passed away November 22, 2002, in Halifax. Born in New
Glasgow in 1927, he was a son of the late Peter and Lucy (MacDonald) Tomney. Peter was a
graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and Nova Scotia Technical College and was a member
of numerous professional associations. For most of his working years he was involved in
consulting, electrical engineering and business management. Peter was very active in sports,
belonging to the Halifax Curling Club and Ashburn Golf Club to name a few. He loved to skate
and kept very active throughout his 15 years of retirement. He is survived by daughter, Dr.
Patricia Anne, Chatham, Ont.; sons, Michael and daughter-in-law, Apolonia, their daughters,
Christine and Stephanie, Fernie, B. C.; Mark and daughter-in-law, Nancy, their daughters, Sarah,
Nicole and Lisa, Calgary, Alta.; Stephen and son, Geoffrey, Halifax; his second wife of two and a
half years, Flora Rachael (Blackburn). He was predeceased by his first wife of 41 years, Blanch
A. (Morrison) Tomney; brothers, Joseph and Douglas. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in J.A.
Snows Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m.
Tuesday , November 26, in St. Michael's Church, Herring Cove Road. Cremation to follow.
Interment will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to
Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4326 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 NOVEMBER 2002
ADAMSON, Ethel Margaret - 82, 25 Downsview Dr., Truro, passed away November 24, 2002,
in the V.G. Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in North Bay, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Thomas
H. and Ethel M. (Wilson) Etches. Ethel was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Scotsburn, a
member of The Salvation Army and a life member of the Women's Missionary Society. Ethel was
an avid quilter. She is survived by daughters, Carol (Gerald) Visser, Truro; Elizabeth Matthews,
Toronto; sons, Thomas (Donna), Lyons Brook; Robert (Cherry), Durham; grandchildren,
Thomas, Carole Anne, John, Paul, Catherine, Matthew, Christina, Brandon, Katie, Ashlea,
Andrea; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Brittany, Coady; great great-grandchild, Geordan; brothers,
Ernest, Allan, both of North Bay, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband, John William Adamson; daughter, Janet Adamson; several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held this evening from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512
Willow St. Funeral service Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Salvation Army Citadel with Majors Rocky
and Janice Bishop officiating. Interment in Gladstone Cemetery, Four Mile Brook. Family
flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The
Salvation Army.


OBIT # 4327 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 NOVEMBER 2002
DEL MOTTE, Margaret Josephine - 67, Bainsville, Ont., died peacefully in her sleep, Friday,
November 22, 2002. She was a dear daughter of the late Joe and Annie MacDonald. Beloved wife
of the late George Arthur Del Motte; mother of Paul (Katinka), Sackville, N.B.; Michelle,
Vancouver, B.C.; grandmother of Lorinc, Thomas and Michael. She is also survived by sister-in-
law, Diane and her niece, Marike. She will be missed by her extended family, Louise, Eric,
Hannah and Daniel. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial mass to be held in St.
Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Lancaster on Thursday, November 28 at 11 a.m. Interment to
follow in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations
may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Funeral arrangements under the care of
Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak St., Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0 (613-347-3629).


OBIT # 4328 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 NOVEMBER 2002
REDMOND, Thomas Ronald - 61, Lower Sackville, passed away November 23, 2002, in the
V.G. Site, QEII. Born in Head of Chezzetcook, he was a son of the late Theodore and Kathleen
(McKay) Redmond. He served in the Royal Canadian Army. He was a funeral director for four
years in Nova Scotia and worked for the Inner Supply Company. Ron was a member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Sackville Branch and a volunteer citizen on patrol for Sackville. He is survived
by his wife, Jean. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 527 Sackville
Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. John Vianney Church, Lower
Sackville. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville.

OBIT       #     4329     –     EVENING         NEWS       –      23      NOVEMBER          2002
WESTVILLE - Terry Lee (nee Cameron) DeOliveria, age 39 of Theodore, Alabama, and
formerly of Westville, and Pictou County, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2002, in the
Mobile Infirmary Medical centre, Mobile, Alabama. Born in Montreal, Quebec, she was the
daughter of John C. Cameron of Eureka and the late Barbara "Barb" (Connors) Cameron. Terry
was a resident of Westville and Pictou County before moving to Alabama four years ago. She
was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College Cosmetology Program and following her
employment as a hairdresser, was an employee of Wear Well Garments Ltd., Stellarton. Terry
was manager of Food Services at the Linksmen Golf Course in Alabama. She had a special
fondness for her Cocker Spaniel "D", as well as a creative talent for crafts, and enjoyed sharing
them with her friends and family. Surviving are her husband Lennie DeOliveria, Alabama; son
Chase Bowden, Black Point, her father John K. Cameron (Judy Hayman), Eureka; sister Shelley
(Todd) Field, Oakville, Ont.; brother Rob (Tanya), Ottawa; nieces, Madison and Alexandra;
nephews, Thomas and Caleb; maternal grandmother Helen Connors, Westville; paternal
grandmother, Della Cameron, Riverton. She was predeceased by a daughter Katrina, her mother
Barb (Connors) Cameron, her twin sister Heather and nephew Joshua, maternal grandfather Allan
Connors and paternal grandfather Elbridge Cameron. Her remains will rest in the H. W. Angus
Funeral Home, New Glasgow for visitation from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, from where funeral service
will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in the
Auburn Cemetery Westville. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Terry may be
made to M.A.D.D. or to a charity of one's choice.
OBIT       #     4330      –     HALIFAX         HERALD         –    27     NOVEMBER         2002
IRVING, Annabelle Latham - It is with broken hearts that the family announces the passing of
Mrs. Annabelle Latham Irving, 72, of Lower Plymouth, Pictou Co., on Monday, November 25,
2002, at the home of her daughter Darlene also of Lower Plymouth. Born in New Glasgow,
Pictou Co., baptised in Greenhill, Annabelle grew up on the family farm in Sylvester. She was the
daughter of the late Thomas Charles Latham (born in Birmingham England) and Mina Catherine
Latham (Cameron) (born in Lochbroom, Pictou Co.). Surviving are Annabelle's daughters,
Darlene, Lower Plymouth; Catherine (John) Fisher, Stellarton; sisters Genevieve (Warren)
Oliver; Westville; Mary, Mrs. Frank Shea, Halifax; grandchild, Teresa Fisher, Plymouth; many
close nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Tommy; brother, Donald Latham,
Sylvester; close friend and cousin, Basil Latham of Toronto (formerly Westville); brother-in-law
and friend, Frank Stoddard Shea of Halifax. Annabelle in her early years attended Maritime
Business College in New Glasgow and worked for Fred C. Morrison Co., as Mr. Morrison's
personal secretary. She also worked for Neima Jewelry, Fuller Brush, and Statistic Canada.
Following retirement she volunteered in the community at such organizations as the Food Bank
and The Community Christian Center in Trenton. She was a member of The First Presbyterian
Church Stellarton, where she taught Sunday school when her children were young. Also a
member of The Nova Scotia Liberal Association, The Southern Cross Rebecca 3 Lodge
Stellarton, The Cameron Clan and Pier 21, Halifax. Annabelle will best be remembered by her
family and friends, of all ages, for her kind heart, sense of humor, her unwavering happy positive
demeanor, and the way she enjoyed each day to it's fullest. She loved her kitty cats "Beautiful"
and "Doodles". However Annabelle's greatest joy in her later years was her only grandchild
Teresa whom she cherished and loved endlessly. Cremation has taken place. The family will be
receiving guests in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from 6-9 p.m. Friday November
29. Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 30, in The First Presbyterian Church
Stellarton, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. A private
family memorial service and internment will take place in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow, at
a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to The First Presbyterian Church
Stellarton, P.O. Box 132, Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0.


OBIT # 4331 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 NOVEMBER 2002
JARDINE (Watson), Jessie Pearl - 88, New Glasgow, died November 25, 2002, in Glen Haven
Manor. Born in Upper Musquodoboit, she was a daughter of the late David Drady and Catherine
Susan (Hamilton) Watson. Surviving are husband, Charles A. "Charlie"; sister, Elsie; nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Winnifred, May, Lena; brothers, Norman, Chester,
Melvin, Bert, Barry, Robert, Leland, David. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald
Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in Christian Fellowship Church, Rev. Helen Christie and
Rev. Tim MacDonald officiating. Interment in Birch Hill Cemetery, Middle River. Crystal
Fountain Rebekah Lodge No. 11 will conduct their service 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.


OBIT # 4332 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 NOVEMBER 2002
TORLEY, John Francis - Passed away peacefully at home in Ottawa on Friday, November 1,
2002, at the age of 72. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late James (Catherine Quinn)
Torley. He left Stellarton in his early years and lived in Toronto for a few years before making his
home in Ottawa. John was employed with the CNR for several years and later joined the staff of
the Ottawa Sun until his ill health caused an early retirement. He is survived by daughters, Kim
DeShiffart (Ron), Sharon Richardson (Blair); son, James; five grandchildren; several nieces and
nephews; sisters, Agnes Cavanagh (late Patrick), Ottawa; Teresa, Sister of Charity, Mount Saint
Vincent Motherhouse, Halifax. He was predeceased by his wife, Sheila Defayette, Ottawa;
sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and Kay; infant brother, James. He was waked in Kelly's Funeral Home
on November 5 and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Augustine's Roman
Catholic Church, Ottawa on Wednesday, November 6. Cremation followed.

OBIT       #     4333     –    HALIFAX         HERALD        –    28      NOVEMBER          2002
DUNLOP (Driscoll), Mrs. D. M. Dorothy Agnes "Dot" - Glen Haven Manor, formerly of 285
Dalcrombie Dr., New Glasgow, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2002, in her 90th year,
in the manor. Born in Halifax, July 7th 1913, she was the daughter of the late Walter Stewart and
Agnes Louise (Currie) Driscoll. She survived the Halifax Explosion and in 1939 married her late
husband, Douglas MacDonald Dunlop (1911-1975). After residing in Halifax, Truro and Bedford,
the family settled in New Glasgow in 1954, where she became an active member of the
community. She was a member of the U.C.W. and a former member of the Board of Stewarts,
Trinity United Church; an active member of the Ladies Auxillary Aberdeen Hospital and Sir
Frederick Banting Chapter IODE. Always interested in sports she was an honorary life member
of the Aberdeen Golf Club and former president of the Ladies Division of the Club. She also
served as president of the Nova Scotia Ladies Golf Association. An honorary life member and
past president of the Ladies Division of the Bluenose Curling Club, she was a member of the
Senior Mixed team which captured the first three provincial championships (1979-1981). She is
survived by sons, Douglas Gregg and Allan Currie, Halifax; Grant Watt, New Glasgow; sisters,
Jean (Everett) Rafuse, Lunenburg; Ruth (Douglas) Avery, Misissauga, Ont; brother, Ralph,
Onslow; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Harriett "Hattie",
Florence "Winnie"; brothers, Frederick, Clifford, Noble, Gordon, Louis, Arthur, Roy, Albert.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. today and Friday in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New
Glasgow. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Church, Lori Crocker D.M.
officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be
made to a charity of choice.


OBIT       #    4334      –    HALIFAX         HERALD        –    29     NOVEMBER          2002
PETE (MacDonald), Rowena Grant "Ron" - 81, Stellarton, passed away peacefully at home in
Kingston, Ont., November 26, 2002. Born in 1921, in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late
Greta and John MacDonald and she lived in Truro until she married and moved to Ontario. She
was predeceased by her husband, Captain Nicolas Pete (Canadian Provost Corp); sister, Eileen
Cook; brother, Stuart MacDonald (both of Truro). She will be lovingly remembered by her son,
Stuart (Joan) Pete, Kingston, Ont.; daughter, Lois (Michael) West, Halifax; sisters, Dawn Porter,
Avis Steele, sister-in-law, Hazel Manning, all of Truro; grandchildren, Jamie, Brian and
Stephanie Pete, Madeline and Alex West. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 30, in
James Reid Funeral Home, Kingston, Ont. Donations in memory may be made to Dalhousie
Medical Research Foundation, Tupper Building, Main Floor, 1-A1, Halifax, NS B3H 4H7 or any
other charity.


OBIT      #     4335    –     HALIFAX        HERALD        –     30      NOVEMBER        2002
SPARKS, Gordon MacLean - It is with profound sadness we announce Gordon's death November
19, 2002, in his 92nd year. He was predeceased by his wife, Hazel (1997); son, Robert (1982);
parents, George and Minnie Sparks; sister, Elizabeth Smith; brothers, Leonard, Clifton, Sam.
Surviving are sons, Leonard, Ronald; daughter, Barbie; daughters-in-law, Bonnie, Maureen; son-
in-law, Doug; grandchildren, Erin, Len, Laureen, Gordon, Sarah, Julie, Roberta-Anne; sisters,
Louise MacLeod, Edith (Heath) Llewellyn; brother, Albert (Olive); sister-in-law, Avis. Born in
New Glasgow, but moved to Northern Ontario 66 years ago. Visiting was November 22, in
MacDonald Funeral Home, Englehart. Funeral was November 23, in Christ Anglican Church.


OBIT      #      4336     –      HALIFAX        HERALD        –     2     DECEMBER           2002
CANTLEY, Theresa Marie - 78, 134 Hudson St., Stellarton, passed away Sunday, December 1,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, she was the daughter of the late
Dougal and Marie (Fraser) Brown. Theresa was a resident of Stellarton all of her married life. She
was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Theresa was a devoted mother
and grandmother. She is survived by sons, Glenn (Jo-Anne), Stellarton; Dennis, Trenton; Kenneth
(Ellen-Marie), Stellarton; Gregory, LaChine, Que.; daughters, Norma (Mrs. Greg Higgins),
Westville; Patricia (Mrs. Robert Holley), Stellarton; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; aunt,
Evelyn Wilson, Stellarton. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, G. Roy
Cantley. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton for visitation 2-4, 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman
Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Family
flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Theresa may be made to a charity of choice.


OBIT        #     4337     –     HALIFAX          HERALD         –     2     DECEMBER          2002
PUTNAM, Marion Elizabeth "Betty" - 68, 343 Pictou Rd., Bible Hill, formerly of Debert, passed
away November 30, 2002, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Central New Annan,
she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Jeanette (Oliver) Swan. Betty was a caregiver for
her family, looking after two aunts, her mother and husband for a number of years. She drove a
rural delivery mail route and worked with her husband Ralph at their Irving gas station in
Kemptown. She also worked as a nanny in New York for a number of years and had a strong
interest in history and genealogy. In past years, Betty participated in continuing education classes
and planned to return to school in the fall. She is survived by her son, Albert (June), Boston,
Mass.; brother, David (Ingrid) Swan, Calgary, Alta.; sister, Elsie (Garth) Bain, Debert; brother-in-
law, Frank Wilson; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph C.
in 1999; infant son, Oliver; sister, Margaret Rose Wilson. No visitation by request. A graveside
memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, in Debert Cemetery, Debert. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to
Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.


OBIT        #      4338       –      PICTOU          ADVOCATE            –      AUGUST          1963
Word has been received in Pictou of the death of John Bedford, on Thursday Aug 22, 1963 in
Philadelphia at the age of 89 years. Born in Pictou in 1874, he was the eldest of a family of eight,
a son of the late John and Elizabeth (MacEwan) Bedford of Pictou. He went to the United States
at the age of 18 and spent most of his life there. He resided in Philadelphia for over 60years. He is
survived by his wife Hughena (MacDonald) Bedford, and one daughter, Mrs Ella Hirst in
Philadelphia. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. bertha Speelman, East Providence, RI, and Mrs.
Viola Christie, Pawtucket, RI. Four brothers and one sister predeceased him. Fire Chief George
Bedford of Pictou is a nephew.
OBIT       #     4339     –    HALIFAX         HERALD       –      3     DECEMBER           2002
RUSHTON, Harold Alden - 72, Salt Springs, Pictou Co., passed away on Sunday, November 1,
2002 in the Halifax Infirmary. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph and Lily
(Doyle) Rushton. Mr. Rushton is survived by sisters, Edna Miller (William), St. Catherines, Ont.;
Helen MacDonald, Hamilton, Ont.; brothers, Roy (Margaret), Douglas (Margaret), Tanner Hill.
He was predeceased by sisters, Eva, Hazel Miller, Dorothy MacNeil. Cremation has taken place.
A graveside committal service will be held in Gladstone Cemetery in the spring. Donations in his
memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Services are under the
direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.


OBIT       #     4340     –    HALIFAX         HERALD        –    3      DECEMBER          2002
SMITH (Cardiff), Helen Kathleen - On November 14, 2002, Helen Smith, Stellarton, died of
bone cancer at age 84, in Phoenix Adult Care, Baltimore County. She was predeceased by
husband, Harold William Smith, a former employee of The Halifax Herald Limited, Pictou
Advocate and the New Glasgow Evening News. Helen loved life, bingo, travelling throughout the
United States, Mexico, and especially returning every year to Nova Scotia. High Mass was held
in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore. Daughter-in-law, Anne Carter-Smith was the
soloist, and a piper played Amazing Grace. Surviving are son, Louis Ambrose Smith, Phoenix,
Md.; stepdaughter, Gloria Anne Smith, Halifax; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.


OBIT # 4341 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 DECEMBER 2002
BARR, Edith "Cavell" - 83, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Mechanic Street,
Trenton, died Monday, December 2, 2002, in the manor. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of
the late Jack and Alberta (Facey) MacLellan. She had been a resident of the manor for the past six
years having previously resided in Trenton for most of her life, where she was a member of First
United Church. She was employed at the former Metropolitan Store and Greendale Company in
New Glasgow during her earlier years. Cavell was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and
homemaker. Surviving are son, Bill (Fran Potts), Dartmouth; seven grandchildren; twin sister,
Germaine and brother-in-law, Ormal MacNeil, Stellarton; several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, William Findley "Bill" Barr; sons, Colin and John. Her remains will
rest in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visiting from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday,
where funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday with Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Cavell may be made to the First United
Church, Trenton, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4342 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 DECEMBER 2002
BUCHAN (MacGregor), Helen Bilsland - 84, Pictou, loving mother, grandmother and great-
grandmother, died in peace and grace Tuesday, December 3, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, April 25, 1918, she
was a daughter of the late Jean (Thompson) and William MacGregor. A member of First
Presbyterian Church in Pictou. Helen was an accomplished gardener, talented and creative
knitter, avid stamp collector, exemplary scrabble player, and loved attending auctions. Helen will
be sadly missed by her daughters, Jean Morrisey, Scituate, Ma.; Elizabeth Ferguson, Delta, B.C.;
Frances Buchan, Pictou; Flora Buchan, Dartmouth; Helen Buchan, Pictou; her grandchildren,
Karen, Gillian, Janet, Kenneth, Christine, Douglas, and Alexander; her great-grandchildren, Jacob
and Maia; sons-in-law, Ernest Morrisey and Hollis Corbin; many nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends. Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alexander Buchan; her brothers, Ebie
and Frank; infant sister, Elizabeth; son-in-law, Barry Ferguson. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Thursday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday in
First Presbyterian Church, Pictou, Rev. Iona MacLean officiating. Interment will follow in
Seaview Cemetery.


OBIT # 4343 – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – 16 OCTOBER 2002
Funeral services were held on Friday, 11 Oct. 2002 for Robert James Atwood, beloved husband
of Evelyne May, who predeceased him on 26 Sept. 2002. He was born on 18 June 1915 in
Westville, NS, the fifth of six children born to Leonard and Isabel (Culton) Atwood. Bob was an
industrious man who spent his early years working at any job he could get, from hauling lobster
traps to cooking in lumber camps. In 1939, Bob joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and it was
while stationed with the 124th Ferry Squadron in Ottawa that he met Evelyne Currie. They were
married in 1942 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in March 2002. In 1942 the
newlyweds moved to Lethbridge when Bob was posted to the 170th Ferry Squadron. After his
discharge in 1945, they decided it was a good place to make their home. Bob worked for various
local electrical companies and obtained his Master Electrician license by 1947. He soon
established his own business, first in partnership with Herb Pratt (Atwood and Pratt Electric) and
later as Bob Atwood Electric. He was a well known and respected electrical contractor and he
was active in Alberta electrical apprenticeship and license certification programs for many years.
He also worked for Horton Steel and for the City of Lethbridge as a Consumer Service
Technician. Besides his wife, Bob was predeceased by his son William, daughter Nancy, brothers
Harold and Fred, and sisters Vivian, Evelyn and Marjorie. He will be sadly missed by his four
sons: Tom (Pat), John (Elaine), Leonard (Pauline) and Gordon; one daughter, Ruth, and five
grandchildren: Davyd, Kristin, Oksana, Odesa and Bryce. He will be remembered for his strength
of character, the constancy of his affection for his family and his wonderful and irrepressible
sense of humor.


OBIT # 4344 – THE PICTOU NEWS – 14 DECEMBER 1883
DURHAM: Tomorrow afternoon will be interred in the old Church-yard at Durham the remains
of Mrs. John McKenzie, relict of John McKenzie, Esq., and the last of ten children of James
McDonald, one of the earliest settlers of Pictou County. He was a native of the Parish of Clyne,
Sutherlandshire, Scotland and settled at Durham in 1783, just a century ago. He was an uncle of
the well-known Scotch Divine, John McDonald, Minister of Helmsdale, and a number of his
relatives still remain in Clyne, Broro and vicinity. His descendants are numerous as his family of
seven sons and three daughterw were all married, and had children, but they are widely scattered
as is commonly the case with Pictou families. The deceased spent the last years of her life at the
home of her son George I. McKenzie, M.D. in Pictou where she passed peacefully away last
Wednesday at the ripe old age of 83 years. She leaves five sons and three daughters. Kind and
tender recollections of "Aunt Mary" will long linger among the people of West River and vicinity
by who she was sincerely esteemed and beloved.

OBIT        #     4345      –      EVENING         NEWS         –     7      JUNE        1991
CENTREDALE - C. Hazel MacKenzie, 91, of Centredale, Pictou County, died this morning at
Valley View Villa. Born in Centredale, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Margaret J.
(Chisholm) MacKenzie. She taught school in the local area before going to Montreal where she
graduated from the Montreal General Hospital. Later she graduated from McGill University as a
nurses training school supervisor. She was also a member of the Quebec Registered Nurses
Examining Board. She was on the staff of the Reddy Memorial Hospital for several years. On her
retirement, she returned to her home in Nova Scotia where she resided with her sister and brother-
in-law. She was a member of Springville Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two sisters,
Bessie (Mrs. S. W. Laurie), Penticton, BC; Margaret (Mrs. A. H. Bamford), Centredale. She was
predeceased by a brother, William H.; and a sister, Edna J. Findlay. Her remains will rest at the
H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral and visiting hours will be announced later.
Interment will be in the Elgin Cemetery.


OBIT       #      4346     –     HALIFAX        HERALD         –    6     DECEMBER          2002
FARNSWORTH (Cholmondeley), Matilda "Tilly" - 74, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou,
formerly of Thorburn, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2002, in Shiretown Nursing Home.
Born in Moncton, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Katherine (Ettinger) Cooley. Tilly
was a resident of Thorburn for most of her life with the exception of 12 years spent in Ontario.
She had been a resident of Shiretown Nursing Home for the past couple of years. Tilly as she was
known was very active in both her church and community. She was a member of St. Alban's
Anglican Church and was a member of the A.C.W. for 25 years in which she was past president.
Tilly was a volunteer with the Senior's Help Line and was coordinator, director and president of
the Shepard's Lunch Room in New Glasgow. She will always be fondly remembered for her
labour day corn boil at the cottage at the Garden of Eden. Surviving are her children, Donald and
his wife Gail, Sudbury, Ont.; Deborah (Mrs. David Grant), Stellarton; Stephen and his wife
Isabel, Moose River; David, Thorburn; grandchildren, Maggie, Mandy, Andrew, Mark, Scott,
Myra, Paul, Sara, Mathew, Haleigh, Christopher, Kimberly, Adam; great-grandson, Luke;
brothers, Charles and his wife Marion, Thorburn; David and his wife Eleanor, Chelmsford, Ont.;
sisters, Charlotte "Honey" (Mrs. Leonard Rhyno), Meiklefield; Kay Walker, Sudbury, Ont.; Joyce
(Mrs. Paul Hill), Sudbury, Ont. She was predeceased by her first husband, John R.
Cholmondeley; her second husband, Stanley Farnsworth. Her remains have been cremated. Her
family will receive visitors in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from 2:30-4:30, 7-9
p.m. today. A public memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Alban's Anglican
Church, Thorburn. Burial will be in Thorburn Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations
in memory of Tilly may be made to a charity of your choice.


OBIT       #     4347       –     HALIFAX       HERALD           –     7     DECEMBER        2002
MacDOUGALL, Phyllis Rose - 94, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of East River Road, New
Glasgow, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2002, in the manor. Born in England, she was a
daughter of the late Phillip J. and Rose (Smallacombe) Phillips. She was a resident of New
Glasgow most of her life and was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. She resided
on East River Road, New Glasgow, before going to Glen Haven Manor. She was a former
employee with Maritime Tel & Tel for 13 years and then with the Goodman Co. for some 28
years. Surviving are sisters, Vera (Lorne) Kennan, Vancouver, B.C.; Dorothy (Harry) Gray,
Victoria, B.C.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald;
brothers, Ivor, Brinley "Brin", Cyril; sisters, Ada Smith Roy, Verona "Roney" MacLeod. Her
remains will rest in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, and where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Rev. Jim Webber-Cook
officiating. Burial will be in Lorne Street Cemetery at a later date. Donations in her memory may
be made to any charity.


OBIT   #   4348     –    HALIFAX       HERALD        –      9    DECEMBER        2002
DAVIDSON, Grace Elizabeth - 78, North Foord Street, Stellarton, passed away peacefully
Sunday, December 8, 2002, surrounded by her loving family in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Walton)
Haggerty. She had been a resident of Stellarton all of her life. She was a member of Christ
Anglican Church, Stellarton. Grace was employed at Macleod's Bakery and later at C.M.
Carpenter's Ltd. in Stellarton. She was past president and secretary of the Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 28, Stellarton. Grace loved to play darts and really enjoyed camping and her late night
camp fires at D & B Campground. Surviving are her husband, George "Dubby", Stellarton;
daughter, Gloria (Gerald) Turnbull, Stellarton; sons, Jack (Faye), Trenton; Dougie (Pam),
Montreal; grandchildren, Jo-anne, Kevin, Darlene, Raymond, Shane, Melissa, Gerald, Lisa,
Tamara, Taryn; great- grandchildren, Corey, Justin, Kevin Jared, Andrew, Adam, Jacob; brother,
Harold (Florence) Haggerty, Montreal; son-in-law, Ed Allard, Stellarton. She was predeceased by
daughter, Marilyn Johnson; several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Rev. Aidan Kingsbury and Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Burial will be in
Christ Anglican Church Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory to a charity of
your choice. A reception will follow the funeral in the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28,
Stellarton.


OBIT       #     4349       –     HALIFAX         HERALD        –     9     DECEMBER          2002
MILLS, Alfred James - 85, Highcrest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., died
Saturday, December 7, 2002, in the home. Born in Port Hilford, Guysborough Co., he was a son
of the late David G. and Jennie B. (Riley) Mills. He was a charter member of Port Bickerton
Calvary Faith Independent Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. In his earlier years, he
worked for Stanley Reid Construction and later was employed with Bickerton Industries until his
retirement in 1983. He is survived by his wife, the former Isabel MacDonald; son, James (Carol),
Indian Harbour Lake; daughters, Arlene (Francis) Hurst, Beaver Bank; Alfreda (Terry) Sangster,
Enfield; brothers, Kerwin (Muriel), Ken (Joyce), Doug (Mona), all of Port Hilford; seven
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
brothers, Cecil, William, and one in infancy; sister, Irma; one grandson; one great-grandson.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Pentecostal Church,
Indian Harbour Lake, Pastor John Luten officiating. Burial in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Indian
Harbour Lake. Memorial donations may be made to Sunset Rest Cemetery Fund or a charity of
your choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to G.W. Giffin Funeral Home Ltd., Country
Harbour.


OBIT      #    4350     –    HALIFAX       HERALD          –    10    DECEMBER         2002
MacEACHERN, Dylan Brent - 4, 310 Cottage St. New Glasgow, passed away Monday,
December 9, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of
Brent and Tammy Lee (Searle) MacEachern. Surviving are his sister, Jaden, at home;
grandparents, Mabel MacEachern, Peter and Lee Searle, all of New Glasgow; Tom Swaine, Fall
River; great-grandmother, Marjorie Lamkey, Miramichi City. He was predeceased by
grandfather, Ronald "Sonny" MacEachern. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in R.H. Porter
Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church,
New Glasgow, Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial in Church Brook Cemetery, Little
Harbour. Donations may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation.

OBIT  #     4351     –     EVENING        NEWS        –    12     DECEMBER          2002
AURORA, ON - Peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Aurora Resthaven, in her 94th year,
predeceased by her father, Roderick Chisholm of Stellarton, NS and her mother, Mary Ellen Ross
of Blue Mountain, NS. Loving wife of the late James D. McInnis; loving mother of Jean Bruneau
and her husband Angus; Don and his wife Carol and Shirley Secor; proud grandmother of Peter,
Ian, Stephen, Shauna, Tracey, Susan and Shannon; great-grandmother to David, Laura,
Alexander, Serena, Mariah and Leah. Predeceased by her great-grand-daughter Hayley. Funeral
service to be held at Thompson Funeral Home, 29 Victoria St., Aurora, ON, 905-727-5421, on
Wednesday, December 18, at 11 a.m. Interment of cremated remains to take place in Blue
Mountain, NS, in the summer. Donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated
by the family.


OBIT         #    4352     –     HALIFAX         HERALD          –      13     DECEMBER          2002
CAMPBELL, Albert H. "Bert" - 81, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2002, in the
Northumberland Veterans' Unit of Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in Pictou,
Bert was a son of the late Albert and Jessie (Heighton) Campbell. A veteran of the Second World
War, Bert served overseas with the Royal Canadian Armed Forces. He was made a life member
of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 16, Pictou, and was recipient of a plague in recognization
of his 58 years of service rendered during those years. After 37 years of employment with
Ferguson Industries Limited, Bert retired in 1987 and again was recognized for his faithful years
of service to the company. Bert was a very active and devoted member of St. James Anglican
Church, Pictou, where his outstanding support and service rendered will be sorely missed within
the church and parish. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his wonderful
spirit, his love and appreciation of music, for his loyal and faithful friendship, honesty, generosity
and assistance so freely given wherever needed. He was also honored by the Town of Pictou for
his voluntary service and contributions made to his Church of St. James. Besides his parents, Bert
was predeceased by his wife, the former Pearl Brown; brother, Donald; many aunts, uncles and
cousins. He is survived by several cousins living in Pictou and out of province areas. Cremation
has taken place under the direction of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. No visitation by request.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14, in St. James Anglican Church, Rev.
Frances Boutilier and Rev. William White officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Seaview
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bert's memory to St. James
Anglican Church, Pictou.


OBIT       #    4353      –     HALIFAX        HERALD       –      13     DECEMBER           2002
WHITE, Mildred Geneva - 81, Birch Hill Crescent, Acadia Avenue, Stellarton, passed away
Thursday, December 12, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, she was
a daughter of the late Francis and Beatrice (King) Coady. She resided in Westville for all of her
married life where she raised her family. While living in Westville, she attended The Church of
the Holy Name. Mrs. White is survived by daughters, Beatrice Beaudry (Roger), Whitby, Ont.;
Sharon Rogers, Brampton, Ont.; grandchildren, Paul, Kimberly, Darla, Pamela, Denise, Tracy
and Sarah; great-granddaughter, Meghan. Also survived by sisters, Doris MacKinnon (John),
Leslie Coady, both of Stellarton; Mary Fleury (Clarence), Westville; brothers, Robert Coady
(Freda), Bernard Coady (Audrey), and Raymond Coady, all of Stellarton; John Coady, Toronto.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alphee White; son, Michael; sisters, Phyllis Walton, Lillian
MacKay and Joan Wright; brothers, Harold and Steve Coady. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today in
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton, Father Sid Mifflin officiating. Burial will be in Holy
Name Cemetery, Westville.
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OBIT       #    4354   –     EDMONTON         JOURNAL        –    11   DECEMBER           2002
BURNETT, Ira Douglas On December 8, 2002 Mr. Ira Douglas Burnett of Sherwood Park,
formerly of Edgerton area, passed away at the age of 85. The following will carry his memory:
wife Vera of 61 years; two daughters Marleen (Hal) Roberts, Joyce (Jim) Williford; seven
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind numerous family and friends.
Funeral Services for Doug Burnett will take place on Friday, December 13, at 2:00 p.m. at Park
Place Funeral Home, 51 Broadway Blvd., Sherwood Park. Cremation to follow. In lieu of floral
tributes, donations may be made to the Strathcona Care Center, as expressions of sympathy.
PARK PLACE FUNERAL HOME Crematorium& Cemetery Ctr. Family Owned & Operated
(780) 417-8000


OBIT       #     4355      –     HALIFAX         HERALD       –     13      DECEMBER          2002
LONG, Maj. Harold Chisholm (Ret.'d) - Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in Camp Hill
Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, December 11, 2002. He was born on January 21, 1918, in
Springville. He started his working life as a coal miner in Thorburn. He was a veteran of the
Second World War and volunteered for service overseas on the very day Canada declared war.
He served overseas in the Canloan Officer Corps of British Army and saw action with the Second
Battalion Glasgow Highlanders of the Fifteenth Scottish Division. On Demobilization he owned
and operated a flower shop and rooming house in New Glasgow. He moved to Halifax and started
a mobile home business. Later he became a land developer and developed Maplewood
subdivision. Harold served for 33 years as Sergeant at Arms in the Nova Scotia Legislature and
also worked as a fire arms inspector for five years. He was a son of the late Phillip and Elizabeth
Long, Pictou County and stepmother, Christine (Long) Haines. He was predeceased by his
brother, Phillip Long; sister, Jessie. Leaving to mourn him are his wife, Stella (Foley); daughter,
Cheryl Flemming (Clarence); son, Ritchie Long (Julia); stepdaughters, Edwina Lush, Sharon
Whynot, Kimberley Bell (Steven); step-grandsons, Adam Whynot, Matthew Bell; sister, Phyllis
Costantino, Waltham, Ma.; brother, Ted Long, Hopewell; many nieces and nephews. He will be
deeply missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m.
today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where memorial service will be held 2
p.m. Saturday, December 14. Burial following in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to
follow in the funeral home. The family wish to express their thanks to the staff of 3V West and to
Chaplain Gary Myatt. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Camp Hill
Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, V3 West Staff Fund or a charity of your choice.


OBIT      #      4356     –     HALIFAX       HERALD         –     13    DECEMBER          2002
TAVENER, Peter Chesley - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Peter on
December 11, 2002, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born February 26, 1918, on Random
Island, Nfld., he was a son of the late Andrew and Lucy (Green) Tavener. He was a resident of
Glen Haven Manor the past few months, having previously resided on Churchill Drive, New
Glasgow and Sydney. Peter worked for many years in the boiler control room of Sydney Steel
Plant and moved to New Glasgow following his retirement in 1983. He was an avid bowler with
leagues in Sydney and later in New Glasgow. He loved indulging his grandchildren with card
games or special times spent feeding the ducks. He loved to go see movies, or have a nice meal
with family and friends. Peter will be sadly missed by his wife of 61 years, the former Michelle
Pilgrim, New Glasgow; loving daughters, Joan (Darryll) MacDonald, Stellarton; Karen (Ben)
MacLean, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Dara Lee (Gerard) MacDonald, Duana (David)
Wheatley, both of North River; Shauna (David) Potter, Pictou Landing; Duane (Kate Terris)
MacDonald, Halifax; Leeanna (Chris) McNeill, White Point Beach; Beth MacLean, Dartmouth;
Peter MacLean (Stacey Volmer), Calgary; great-grandchildren, Michael and Ian Wheatley, Kayla
and Kerry MacDonald, all of North River; Sienna and Breton Potter, Pictou Landing; Gregory
McNeill, White Point Beach; Alex and Chandra MacLean, Calgary; twin brother, Harvey
Tavener, Ontario; half-brothers, Bill (Elaine) Tavener, Ontario; Fred (Joyce) Tavener, Fall River;
nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by stepmother, Mima Tavener; son,
Guy in infancy; sister, Lillian; half-sister, Lucy. Peter was generous, kind and will be fondly
remembered by all who knew him. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today, funeral service 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 14, both in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, Captain James
Sinclair officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only,
donations may be made in memory to a charity of your choice.


OBIT      #     4357     –    CALGARY         HERALD         –    11    DECEMBER         2002
SIMPSON _ Clarence David Clarence David Simpson died December 7, 2002 at age 92. A
World War II veteran, he had served with 31st Alberta Recce. Regt. Clarence was born in Nova
Scotia and lived in Calgary the past five years, latterly as a contented resident of Carewest-
Colonel Belcher where he was wonderfully cared for by the team on 3AB. He is lovingly missed
by his niece Martha Robertson and his cats, Ben and Gloria. Memorial Service Friday, December
13, 3:30 p.m. at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, Varsity Drive N.W. No flowers please but
donations to Supportive Pathways, Carewest-Colonel Belcher would be appreciated. A tree will
be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McInnis & Holloway's "Crowfoot Chapel". 191401


OBIT      #     4358      –     HALIFAX         HERALD        –    14     DECEMBER           2002
GAULT, Hector Stewart - 70, Upper Musquodoboit, passed away December 13, 2002, in
Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Upper Stewiacke, he
was a son of the late Wallace and Minnie (Fisher) Gault. For 35 years he worked as a welder and
crusher operator with Tidewater Construction, before and after that, he worked as a woodsman.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. Surviving are his wife, the former Joan Gilbert;
daughters, Jacqueline (Boyde) Stewart, Elmsvale; Rose (Eddie Fleet), Tanya (Andy MacInnis),
both of Upper Musquodoboit; Roxy (Stacy) Park, Kelowna, B.C.; sons, Joe (Connie), Upper
Musquodoboit; Brent (Connie), Bass River; Stewart (Sarah), Newton Mills; sister, Odessa Govia,
Wellington; 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by son, Roger; brothers, David, John, Sinclair,
Russell, Aubrey; sisters, Bernadette, Frances, Rolla. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 1-2:30
p.m. Sunday, with funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, December 16, both in St. James United
Church, Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Burial to follow in Hillcrest
Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.


OBIT     #     4359      –     HALIFAX       HERALD        –    16     DECEMBER          2002
ARCHIBALD, Judge Ross - 66, died December 14, 2002, in Cumberland Regional Health Care
Centre. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Wallace and Pauline (Barker) Archibald.
Surviving are his wife, the former Penny Murchie; daughters, Barbara, Schelé, Susan; sons,
Allan, Wally, Tommy; brothers, Robert, Dean; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He
was predeceased by infant son, Daniel. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request.
Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday in Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church, S. Marlyne Myles,
Diaconal Minister, officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Family flowers only.
Donations to C.R.H.C.C. Palliative Care Unit or a charity of choice through Furlong's Funeral
Home.


OBIT        #    4360     –      HALIFAX        HERALD         –     16      DECEMBER          2002
FENNELL, Frederick John - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Frederick John
Fennell, 83, New Glasgow on Saturday December 14, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in North
Sydney, he was a son of the late Richard and Johanna (Kelly) Fennell. He was a veteran of the
Second World War and served overseas with the Glengary Highlanders Regiment. He retired
from the Maritime Steel & Foundries Ltd. after 38 years. He was a lifelong member of Saint John
The Baptist Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34,
New Glasgow. He was an avid gardener and loved to hunt and fish. Fred was a very caring and
loving husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather who will be lovingly remembered and
greatly missed by all his family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Charlotte
Gerrior; daughters, Joan (Joe Underwood), Pictou; Rita (Art Baudoux), Plymouth; Justine (Bob
Binns), Dartmouth; Mary (Keith MacDonald), New Glasgow; Ruth (Jeff Green), Stellarton;
Charlotte (Jim Fitt), New Glasgow; sons, Richard (Audrey), New Glasgow; Jerry, High River,
Alta.; sister, Margaret Cuthbert, New Glasgow. He was Papa Fred to 20 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren and a favourite uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by brothers, Frank, Jack, Hugh, Bill; sisters, Helen, Ruth and three in infancy. Visitation 7-9 p.m.
today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 10
a.m. Wednesday in Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Father Patrick O'Neill
officiating. Burial in Lourdes Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to World
Vision or a charity of choice. Saint John The Baptist C.W.L. will meet in the funeral home at 1:45
p.m. Tuesday for prayers and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, will meet in the funeral
home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to hold their service.


OBIT # 4361 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 DECEMBER 2002
HANSEN, Mary Delcina - 65, Little Harbour Road, formerly of North Provost Street, New
Glasgow, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2002, in Glen Haven Manor. Born in New
Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (MacPherson) Findlay. As a young
girl, she was raised by her grandparents Dave and Jessie MacPherson, Trenton. She is survived by
daughter, Sonya-Lee Morrison (Roddie), Union Centre; grandchildren, Mark, Alicia, and
Mikayla; sisters, Winnie, Darlene, Dina, Linda, Norma; brother, Raymond, as well as mother-in-
law, Doris B. Stevens, Hubbards, and aunt, Carrie "Jenny" Sarson, Mount William. She was
predeceased by infant granddaughter, Mary Elinor Morrison. Visitations will be held today from
2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Tuesday in The Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Don Boudreau officiating. Burial
will be Stella Maris Cemetery, Pictou. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be
made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4362 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 DECEMBER 2002
MacDONALD, William Archibald "Bill" - 77, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Ardness,
Pictou Co., died December 15, 2002, in the villa. Born in Ardness, he was a son of the late Angus
and Catherine (Homer) MacDonald. Surviving are his wife, Sheila Jacqueline (McGee); daughter,
Natasha (Chris) Phillips; sister, Mary Gracie; grandsons, Jack, Liam; nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by grandson, Conor Magee Phillips; sister, Rita; four brothers in infancy. Visiting 2-
4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral 11 a.m.
Wednesday in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Father Robert Day officiating. Interment in
Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Bailey's Brook. Donations to any charity.


OBIT # 4363 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 DECEMBER 2002
SMITH, Edwin MacKay - 87, McGrath's Mountain, Pictou Co., passed away Sunday, December
15, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born on McGrath's Mountain, he was the son of
the late William and Margaret (Ross) Smith. He was a resident of Laggan and Barney's River all
of his life. Edwin was a member of Barney's River Presbyterian Church. He was a retired
woodsman, having worked in the woods most of his life. Surviving are several cousins. Visitation
will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral
service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Lorne
MacLeod officiating. Burial will be in Kenzieville Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations in
Edwin's memory may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses.


OBIT # 4364 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 DECEMBER 2002
DORRINGTON, M. Marie - Halifax/Stellarton. It is with great sadness we announce the passing
of M. Marie Dorrington, age 54, of 1991 Brunswick St., Halifax, formerly of North Foord Street,
Stellarton on Monday, December 16, 2002, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, after a five year
battle with cancer. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Perry Charles and
Margaret (Haley) Dorrington. Marie was a kind, loving and nurturing person who will be sadly
missed by family and friends. She enjoyed conversation and company of her family and friends
and loved to laugh. She was a former member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church,
Stellarton. She is survived by her husband, Murray Landry, Halifax; brother, Perry (Donna)
Dorrington, Halifax; sisters, Dorothy (Paul) Gerrior, Stellarton; Elaine (Irving) Fancy, Halifax;
several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request. A
memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church,
Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only.
Donations in Marie's memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your
choice. Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.


OBIT # 4365 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 DECEMBER 2002
MORRELL, Dorothy Moss - 94, 53 Acadia Ave., Stellarton, passed away Tuesday, December 17,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late
John Henry and Dorothy (Rundle) Wadden. She had been a resident of Stellarton since 1954.
Dorothy was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, James MacLellan Missionary
Group and Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge, Westville. Surviving are daughter, Jean (Joe)
Boardway, Stellarton; grandson, Bob (Janet) Boardway, Stellarton; granddaughter, Debbie
(Allan) MacQueen, Stellarton; great-granddaughters, Nicole, Danielle, Natalie; great-grandsons,
Gregory, Trevor; sister, Frances Duggan, Greenhill; several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Alfred; sisters, Mabel, Stella, Florence; brothers, Henry, Ernest,
Max. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, where
funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will
be in Brookside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to
First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton.
OBIT # 4366 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 DECEMBER 2002
STAINTON, Alexander James "Jim" - 79, 33 North St., New Glasgow, passed away Sunday,
December 15, 2002, at his home. Born in Trail, B.C., he was a son of the late Alexander and
Sophia M. (Dodds) Stainton. He was a resident of British Columbia, Sackville, N.B. and Quebec
before moving to New Glasgow in 1972. He was an elder in the New Glasgow congregation of
Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness, Westville Road, New Glasgow. He graduated from the Watch
Tower Bible School of Gilead in South Lansing, New York. Surviving are his wife, the former
Elma Enns, New Glasgow; sister, Susan Enns, New Glasgow; brother, George (Jean) Stainton,
Penticton, B. C.; two nieces in British Columbia. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will
be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 21, in Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness, Westville Road,
New Glasgow, Dale Langille, an elder of the Truro congregation, officiating. The family will
receive visitors from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. in Kingdom Hall Jehovah's
Witness, Westville Road. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow. In lieu of
flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit
or Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus
Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4367 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 DECEMBER 2002
FITT, Stephen Edward Sr. - 59, 210 North Foord St., Stellarton, passed away Tuesday, December
17, 2002, at his home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Stephen and Constance
(Trott) Fitt. Stephen lived most of his life in Stellarton. He worked as a millwright in construction
for most of his life. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Stephen
was a 32 year member of the Stellarton Fire Department. He was a member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow and worked with the DVA. He was a member of the
Bombers Club in New Glasgow and was on the Board of Housing Authority. Stephen was an avid
hunter, fisherman and enjoyed gardening. Surviving are his common-law wife, Doreen; son,
Stephen Jr. and his wife Fern, Stellarton; daughters, Kimberly (Mrs. Robert Paddon), Westville;
Ginger LeBlanc, Trenton; grandchildren, Joshua, Stephanie, Coty, Christopher, Trevor, Dillon,
Jesse; brothers, Jimmy and his wife Marsha, Riverton; Fred and his wife Joyce, Listowel, Ont.;
sisters, Sharon (Mrs. John Perry), Merigomish; Mary (Mrs. Charles Kenney), Elgin. His dog and
best friend Trooper. He was predeceased by infant sister, Catherine; infant grandson, Robert
Stephen Paddon. His remains will rest in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with
visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Our Lady of
Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial will be in the parish
cemetery. Donations in memory of Stephen may be made to a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4368 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 DECEMBER 2002
MacLEOD (Joyce), Anita Princetta - 85, Mount William, passed away Wednesday, December 18,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late
George and Etta (Dorie) Joyce. She was educated in Westville and Mount William, and was a
resident of Mount William for most of her married life. She was an adherent of St. Paul United
Church, Westville and was a volunteer worker for Mount William Cemetery. She had worked for
a time at Old Aberdeen Hospital. She is survived by daughter, Jeanne Brooks (Murray), New
Glasgow; sons, Kenneth (Helen), Bayview; Peter (Joyce), Abercrombie; Scott (Betty), Oshawa,
Ont.; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Crowe (Charles), Truro; Virginia
Snell (Norman), Little Harbour Road; brother, Bryce, Newfoundland. She was predeceased by
her husband, Joseph; daughter, Sharon; sons, Robert and Richard; sisters, Etta Reid, Evelyn
McKearney; brothers, George, Tom, Willard, Edgar, Bruce and John "Bunny" Joyce. Visitation
2-4, 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Friday, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations in
her memory may be made to Mount William Cemetery, c/o Kathleen MacDonald, RR3, New
Glasgow, NS B2H 5C6.


OBIT # 4369 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 DECEMBER 2002
DALRYMPLE (Archibald) (Hampton), Mary Ann Kelman - 81, Truro, passed away December
18, 2002, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Brechin, Scotland, she was a daughter
of the late Harry and Charlotte (Duncan) Hampton. She was a member of St. Andrew's United
Church, the UCW, and was also on the Board of Stewards. Mary volunteered with the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Colchester Regional Hospital. She also worked at Peter Johnston's restaurant for
a number of years. She was a war bride who landed at Pier 21 in 1945. She is survived by sons,
Harry and Earl; grandchildren, Christopher, Kirk and their mother Elizabeth; Peter, Marianna,
Billie Sue and their mother Velma; Lindsay and her mother Susan; Heather and her mother
Dawn; three great-grandchildren; husband, George H. Dalrymple. She was predeceased by her
first husband, Earl N. Archibald; four children in infancy; brother, Harry; sisters, Charlotte and
Meg. Visitation will be held this evening from 7-9 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home,
512 Willow St., Truro. A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St.
Andrew's United Church, Rev. Margaret Sagar officiating. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia


OBIT # 4370 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 DECEMBER 2002
HAFEY, Glen Arthur - 88, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Trenton and Pictou
Landing, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2002, in the manor. Born in Souris, P.E.I., he was
a son of the late James and Catherine (Keenan) Hafey. He was a retired machine operator from
the Trenton Car Works where he was active in the Local 1231 United Steelworkers of America.
He was a member of the First United Church, Trenton, former member of the Steeltown Friendly
Group and was an avid gardener in his younger years. He is survived by his wife, the former Lois
O'Brien; daughters, Bonnie Hafey, Stellarton; Donna (Joe) MacDonald, Porters Lake; son,
Charles, Trenton; grandchildren, Susan, Terri, Leah, Janet, Cathy, Thomas, Evie, Jeanne; great-
grandchildren, Cameron, Cassie, Rowan, Carlin, Hannah, Caleb. He was predeceased by sister,
Rena MacKenzie; brothers, Charlie, Ernie, James. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in R. H.
Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. Sunday in First United Church, Trenton,
Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only.
Donations may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation.


OBIT # 4371 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 DECEMBER 2002
LANGILLE, Gerald Clyde "Gerry" - 81, River John, died Friday, December 20, 2002, at home.
Born in River John, he was a son of the late Clyde and Vivian (Heighton) Langille. He served in
the Canadian Army with the North Novas. He was a lobster fisherman. Surviving are stepmother,
Hazel Langille, River John; half-sisters, Thelma, Burlington, Ont.; Shirley, Woodstock, Ont.;
half-brothers, Charles (Sharon), Arnold (Barb), Raymond, Wayne (Johanna) and Colin, all of
River John; Bob, Belleville, Ont.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers,
Herbert and Boyd; half-brother, Leo. The remains are resting in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River
John, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, where the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 108, will
hold their memorial service at 6:45 p.m. A private family funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Sunday in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Bruce Ward officiating. Burial in Cape John Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4372 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 DECEMBER 2002
DeLONG, Bentley Heighton - 86, Brooklyn, Queens Co., died Saturday, December 21, 2002, at
home. Born in Pugwash, he was an adopted son of the late Stuart and Sadie (Wiles) DeLong. He
was a veteran of the Second World War serving overseas with "A" Section; 3rd Division Signals
of the Royal Canadian Army Corps. He was a papermaker for Bowater Mersey Paper Company
Limited until his retirement. He was a member of the Mersey Branch 38, Royal Canadian Legion,
Liverpool, Zetland Lodge 09, A.F.& A.M., Liverpool and the Brooklyn Marina. He is survived by
daughters, Donna (Allen) Harrington, Brooklyn; Marion (Colin) Lohnes, West LaHave; Lynn
(John) Conrad, Brooklyn; son, Lanny (Beatrice), Brooklyn; seven grandchildren; 10 great-
grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sister, Pat Odegard, Halifax. He was predeceased by
his wife, the former Faerlie (Davison); grandson, Wade; a number of sisters and brothers.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers' Funeral Home, Liverpool. A
graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations to the
Canadian Cancer Society, S.P.C.A., Liverpool or to SHAID Animal Shelter.


OBIT # 4373 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 DECEMBER 2002
DARROCH, Reta - 88, South Main Street, Westville, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2002,
in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Upper Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late
Harold and Jessie (Millen) Gourley. She was a member of St. Paul United Church, Westville, and
was a long-time member of the U.C.W. She is survived by daughters, Lois Whitehouse (John),
Bridgewater; Sandra Gammell (Bill), Moncton; grandchildren, Gary, Gil, Glenn and Paul
Whitehouse, Jocelyn Whitehouse Naugler, Deanna and Shauna Gammell; seven great-
grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert; brother, Glenn Gourley; sisters,
Hazel Storey, Muriel Dalling; two sisters in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Family will
receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Friday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where a memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating. Interment will be in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to any charity.


OBIT # 4374 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 DECEMBER 2002
MURRAY, Margaret Irma - 90, Meadowville, Pictou Co., passed away December 22, 2002, in
Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Rogers Hill, January 2, 1912, she was a daughter of
the late George and Letita (Murray) Murray. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church,
Scotsburn, Bethel Ladies Aid and was a long-time member of Bethel Rebekah Lodge 96,
Scotsburn. She is survived by her daughter, Leota Upham, Truro; sons, Fraser (Pat), George
(Joan), both of Meadowville; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Margaret was
predeceased by her husband, Leod; sister, Jean Johnson. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in
McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bethel
Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn, Rev. Lara Scholey officiating. Burial will be in St. John's
Cemetery, Scotsburn. Donations in her memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4375 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 DECEMBER 2002
MacKAY, Nancy Marie - 54, Meadowville, died Thursday, December 19, 2002, as the result of a
car accident. Born in Montreal, she was the foster daughter of the late William and Beatrice
(Elliott) Rae, and the late Elsie Haggerty Conrad. She was a member and secretary treasurer of
Burns Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Branch. She is survived by her husband, Danny
"Angus"; son, Darrell; daughter, Tanya, both at home; son, Kevin, Toronto, Ont.; chosen sister,
Helen Watt (Vincent), Bible Hill; brothers, George Rae, Stellarton; MacClellan "Clelly" Rae,
Durham; Allister Allard, Ronnie and Harold Hays, all of Ontario; special cousin, Ellen Marie
Cantley, Stellarton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by chosen sisters,
Betty Roode and Janet Culgin. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today in Burns Memorial
Presbyterian Church, West Branch, Rev. Lara Scholey officiating. Burial in West Branch
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Burns Memorial Presbyterian Church,
West Branch or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of MacLeod's Funeral
Home, River John.


OBIT # 4376 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 DECEMBER 2002
REEKIE, Harry Coyles - 75, 14 Pennsylvania Ave., Stellarton, passed away Saturday, December
21, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Evansville, he was a son of the late
George and Elizabeth (Branaugh) Reekie. Harry spent his early years in Stellarton then moved to
Hagersville, Ont., where he lived for 30 years. While in Hagersville, Harry worked for the
Ministry of Transportation. He was a member and elder of Sharon St. John United Church,
Stellarton. He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Heritage Hall of Fame, Pictou County Sports
Hall of Fame and Nova Scotia Baseball Hall of Fame. He played minor ball in Evansville in
1942, in 1946 he joined the Stellarton Albions until 1953 where he played outfield. He was a
member of the Stellarite Seniors Club where he overlooked the bowling league. Surviving are
brother, Alonzo (Evelyn), Stellarton; sisters, Tena MacKay, Foxbrooke; Isabelle MacKenzie,
New Glasgow; Elizabeth Megeney, Stellarton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by his wife, the former Joan MacDonald; brothers, Donald, George, Bill, James, John; sisters,
Rose and her twin in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral
Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sharon St. John United
Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations in Harry's memory may be made to Sharon St. John United
Church or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4377 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 DECEMBER 2002
WYNANDS, Marie "Hubert" - 82, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Upper
Plymouth, Pictou Co., died Sunday, December 22, 2002, in the manor. Born in The Netherlands,
he was a son of the late Jan and Helena (Jetten) Wynands. He was a resident of Upper Plymouth
since 1957. He was a retired employee of Scott Paper and was a member of St. Gregory's Roman
Catholic Church, New Glasgow. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton. He was also a member of the Stellar Curling Club.
Surviving are daughters, Helena (Mark) Walsh, Bible Hill; Irma (Douglas) Ross, Halifax; Martha
Wynands, Upper Plymouth; sons, Gerard (Anita), Upper Plymouth; Willie (Julie), Stellarton; 10
grandchildren; five great-granddaughters; brother, Harry, The Netherlands; sister, Harriett, The
Netherlands. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Johanna Van de Kerkhof; son,
Cornelius "Neil"; brother, Will. Cremation to take place. The family will receive friends from 2
p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. Friday, December 27, both in H.W. Angus Funeral
Home, New Glasgow, Father Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial of ashes will be in
Abercrombie Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Hubert may be
made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic
Division or Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4378 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 DECEMBER 2002
CLARK, Elaine Jeannetta - 75, passed away peacefully with her children by her side, on
December 23, 2002, in Valley View Villa. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Henry
and Jean (Kennedy) White. Living most of her life in Stellarton, she was a former long-time
employee of Goodman Co., and a devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic
Church. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending her time
with her family. She is survived by her children and their families, Brian (Kim) Clark and
grandchildren Kristin and John Clark, Brookville Road; Cathy (Bill Wong) and granddaughter
Cora, Westville; Donald (Barb) Clark and granddaughters Erin and Lauren, Stellarton and
granddaughter Cindy (Clark), San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Donald (Debbie) Kennedy, New
Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. Elaine was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred and her
oldest son, Harry Clark. No visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will take place at
10 a.m. Friday, December 27, in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney
Mifflin officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to Valley View Villa, Riverton or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under
the direction of H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.


OBIT # 4379 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 DECEMBER 2002
FERGUSON, Minnie Jane - 88, Patterson Street, Pictou, passed away peacefully December 22,
2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late
Wallace and Frances (Allen) Wood. Minnie was an avid bowler in Pictou for many years, and
was also a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Victory Chapter, No. 17, Pictou. She
lived in Pictou since 1941 with her husband Tom. Surviving are her sons, Thomas Robert
"Bobby", Pictou, and Donald (Annette), Dartmouth; grandson, Robert Joseph "Bobby Joe";
granddaughters, Tamara Lee, Michelle, Suzanne, Paula Marie. She was predeceased by her
husband, Thomas Robert; grandson, Thomas Robert "Tommy". She was the last surviving
member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by sisters, Estelle, Marion; brothers,
Thomas, James. No visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held in
Seaview Cemetery as requested by the deceased. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer
Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral
Service, Pictou.


OBIT # 4380 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 DECEMBER 2002
GALLANT, Dominic Leo "Nick" - 430 Abercrombie Rd., New Glasgow, passed away peacefully
surrounded by loved ones Sunday, December 22, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Howlan, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Sylvan and Judy Emma (Gallant) Gallant. He was
a resident of Abercrombie for the past nine years having previously resided in Little Harbour. He
was employed as a machinist with the New Glasgow Evening News for a number of years,
followed by a 30 career as a printer for the Halifax Herald Ltd. He served as president of the
Halifax Typographical Union, Local 130 for five years. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and
fisherman as well as a sports enthusiast. Nick was a kind and caring person who was always
willing to provide a helping hand to those who needed it. He is survived by his soul mate and
companion, Bernice, Abercrombie Road; stepsons, Mark (Jackie), Halifax; Kevin, Toronto;
Brian, Toronto; stepgrandsons, Matthew and Ben; brothers, Hector, New Brunswick; Louis,
Prince Edward Island; sisters, Marie, Toronto and Olive, Toronto, along with several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Arthur, Clarence and Frank. Cremation to take place.
There will be no visitation or funeral service at the request of the deceased. Friends and family
are invited to attend a Legion memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, December 27, in H.W. Angus
Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Donations can be made in memory of Nick to the Pictou
County Diabetic Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4381 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 DECEMBER 2002
LESLIE, Carl Clark - 69, Upper Musquodoboit, passed away December 23, 2002, in
Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Upper Musquodoboit,
he was the youngest son of the late Roy and Gladys (Clark) Leslie. He was a member of St.
James United Church and a founding member of the Upper Musquodoboit Volunteer Fire
Department. Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Hamilton; daughters, June Roberts, at
home; Carolyn (Jim) Shirley, Carlyle, Sask.; Susan (Clayton) Venner, Shubenacadie; Leola
(Stephen) Hirtle, Dutch Settlement; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Norman
(Sheila), Upper Musquodoboit; Gordon (Doreen), Fort Erie, Ont.; sisters, Mary (William)
Savage, Douglastown, N.B.; Tina Williston, Wilmot; sisters-in-law, Peggy Leslie, Upper
Musquodoboit; Irene Leslie, Head of Chezzetcook; Ruby Graham, Stewiacke; brothers-in-law,
Neil (Kathleen) Hamilton, Harllee Hamilton, both of Dean; several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by daughter, Julia Ann in infancy; brothers, Goldwyn, Harry, Elmer and Harold in
infancy; brothers-in-law, Vernon Williston and Wilfred Graham. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m.
Friday, funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, both in St. James United Church, Upper
Musquodoboit. Burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be
made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Upper Musquodoboit Volunteer Fire
Department. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper
Musquodoboit.


OBIT # 4382 – HALIFAX HEALD – 24 DECEMBER 2002
WARD, Harold Bertrum "Buster" - 86, passed away in Glenhaven Manor, New Glasgow,
December 18, 2002. Born in Halifax, in 1916, he was a son of the late Harold J. and Cecilia
(Cormier) Ward. He was a veteran, having served in the Merchant Navy during the Second World
War. He was in the Corp of Commissionaires until retirement. He is survived by his wife of 25
years, Lilla Bustin; sisters, Dolores Logan, Harrietsfield; Pauletta Theriault, Riverview, N.B.;
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Mildred Redmond and two sisters in
infancy; brothers, William and John Paul. No visitation by request. A memorial mass will be held
Saturday, December 28, in Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, Father Ronald Cairnes as
celebrant. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations
may be made to a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4383 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 DECEMBER 2002
CAMPBELL, Dorothy Fulton - 89, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of James Street, New Glasgow,
passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2002, in the manor. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of
the late Wilbur and Bessie (Geddes) Wallace. She was a member of The Salvation Army where
she belonged to the Home League and was a former Sunday school teacher. Surviving are her
daughter, Brenda (Harold) Busby, New Glasgow; son, Douglas, Riverview Home, Riverton;
grandchildren, Rebecca (Pete) Murray, Wendy (David) MacIntosh; great-grandchildren,
Christina, Sharon; sisters, Helen Atwater, Linacy; Annie (Bill) Cameron, Valley View Villa; step-
mother, Mary Wallace, Glen Haven Manor; sister-in-law, Lois Wallace, New Glasgow; brother-
in-law, Phillip LaClair, Montreal. She was predeceased by son, Raymond; sister, Frances;
brothers, Keith, Arthur. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in R. H. Porter
Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in Salvation Army
Citadel, Westville, Capt. James Sinclair officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Family flowers
only. Donations may be made to Glen Haven Manor Bus Fund or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4384 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 DECEMBER 2002
SMITH, Cecil "Guy" - 85, Dartmouth, passed away December 24, 2002, at home. Born in New
Glasgow, he was a son of the late Herbert and Margaret (McIsaac) Smith. Guy grew up in
Amherst and served four years overseas as an armourer with RCAF 409 Squadron. After
returning from overseas, he learned his carpentry with K.P. Allen Limited, moving to Dartmouth
in 1955 where he worked with J.D. MacRae Ltd. and was a construction superintendent with
Armour Construction Ltd. for 20 years. He was a member of Woodlawn United Church and
Vimy Legion No. 27. Guy was a lover of nature, the woods and was an avid salmon fisherman on
the Miramichi, spending very peaceful moments on the river. He enjoyed playing bridge with his
friends for many years. He was a devoted husband, dad and gramps. Surviving are his wife of 55
years, the former Doreen Ettinger; daughter, Lynne (Donald) Theriault; son, Dana (Debra), all of
Dartmouth; stepsisters, Catherine Seaman, Massachusetts; Joyce (Jim) Shephard, Florida; Phyllis
(Victor) Chapman, Moncton, N.B.; Frances (Ralph) Hopper, Amherst; grandchildren, Natalie
(Blaine) Walker, Jennifer (Robert) Dykens, Jeffrey, all of Dartmouth; Michael (Holly) McCarthy,
Calgary, Alta.; precious great-grandson, Brendan Walker. He was predeceased by brother, Dana
Smith; stepbrother, Edwin Chapman. Visiting will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday,
Legion service 7 p.m. Friday, both in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held
Saturday at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn United Church, Dianne Hill officiating. Burial to follow in
Shinimicas Bridge Cemetery. Flowers or donations to Woodlawn United Church or a charity of
choice.


OBIT # 4385 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 DECEMBER 2002
HARRIS, James Lloyd - 84, Melville Lodge, Halifax, formerly of Stellarton, died Sunday,
December 22, 2002, in Melville Lodge. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Simeon
and Maggie (MacDonald) Harris. Lloyd had been a resident of Halifax and Porters Lake since
1966 and prior to that, had resided in Riverton, and spent his youth in Piedmont. He had been an
employee of New Leaf Enterprises in Halifax for nine years. He was an adherent of the
Presbyterian Church. He is survived by seven nieces and nephews; dear friends, Beverly and Earl
Conrod and family, Porters Lake, with whom he resided for several years. He was predeceased by
brother, Earl Harris; sisters, Ruth Savage and Dorothy Dewolfe. He will be missed by the caring
staff of Melville Lodge. Cremation has taken place. A public graveside service will be held in
Piedmont Cemetery, Pictou County at a later date. Donations in memory of Lloyd may be made
to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral
Home, Stellarton


OBIT # 4386 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 DECEMBER 2002
MacLEAN, Annie Mae - 92, Shiretown Nursing Home, formerly of Dawson Street, Pictou,
passed away December 25, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She was a daughter of the
late Joseph and Margaret (MacLean) MacLean. She was born in Pictou and received her early
education there. She attended Nova Scotia Normal College, Truro and taught school for a number
of years in rural communities of Antigonish and Pictou Counties. She worked at the Pictou Post
Office for 32 years, retiring in 1975. Annie had a love for Scottish music, culture and heritage.
She also enjoyed gardening, traveling, knitting and in her later years, activities at the nursing
home. She was a past member of the Stella Maris CWL. While she had no children of her own,
Annie was very supportive of, and took great interest in the lives of her nieces and nephews and
their families. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph; sisters, Isabelle, Janet and Nellie;
nephew, Scott MacLean. She is survived by her brother, Angus "Gus" and sisters-in-law, Marie,
Halifax; Helen MacLean, Kincardine, Ont.; 12 nieces and nephews; several grandnieces,
grandnephews and cousins. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Saturday in McLaren Funeral Home,
Pictou. Funeral mass will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou,
Father Bill Rankin officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
to Stella Maris Parish Cemetery or Stella Maris Parish would be appreciated.


OBIT # 4387 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 DECEMBER 2002
BROWN, Mary E. "Tiny" - 76, Halifax, passed away peacefully at her residence among friends
December 21, 2002. Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax,
Sunday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Mary, "Tiny" to her family, was born September 14, 1926, the daughter of
the late Alfred and Bessie Bezanson (New Glasgow). She was formerly married to Bill Brown of
Sydney. Mary was a homemaker and later worked for the former Victoria General Hospital. She
was preceded in death by her brother, Bernie. She is survived by her sister, Helen McKinnon,
Calgary; her son, Neil Brown, Sackville; her daughter, Holly Francis, Arlington, Tex.;
grandchildren, Michael Francis and Jessica Francis. Mary will be deeply missed by her family
and many friends in Halifax.


OBIT # 4388 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 DECEMBER 2002
HUGHES, John Donald - 585 East River Rd., New Glasgow, passed away suddenly December
26, 2002, at home. Born in New Glasgow, August 18, 1922, he was a son of the late William and
Mary (MacGillivary) Hughes. He was a retired employee from Michelin Tire. He was a member
of Saint Gregory's Roman Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving
in the Royal Canadian Navy, and was a member of the Admiral Murray Naval Association,
Overseas War Veterans Association, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Trenton. He is survived
by sisters, Kathleen (Herb) Muir, New Glasgow; Teresa (Paul) LeBlanc, Dartmouth; brothers,
Edwin (Doris), Thunder Bay; James (Ruth), Barrie Ont.; Laurie (Pat), Stellarton; Daniel (Mary),
New Glasgow; Ronald "Butch" (Theresa), Lourdes; several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by sister, Evelyn Chisholm; brothers, Frank, Anthony, Vincent. Visitation 2-4, 7-9
p.m. Sunday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Monday in
Saint Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Father Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial in Holy
Cross Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Royal
Canadian Legion members and The Naval Association will meet at the funeral home 6:30 p.m.
Sunday to hold a combined service.


OBIT # 4389 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 DECEMBER 2002
LEONARD, Pauline Alma - A resident of 400 Kings Rd., Sydney, passed away peacefully
December 25, 2002, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, at the age of 71. Born in New
Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Rev. C.W. Jones and Joyce (Smerage) Jones. She was a
graduate of Sydney Academy and worked there as a secretary. Pauline was a long-time member
of the choir of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney. She was a member of the Nova Scotia Rug
Hooking Guild, and a past member of the executive. She was an enthusiastic member of the
Down East Rug Hooking Group, a former member of the North Sydney Kinette Club, a ladies
golf champion in years past at the Seaview Club, an avid gardener and enjoyed her summers in
Cheticamp and Ingonish. Pauline is survived by her husband, George; her son, Rick, Ucluelet,
B.C.; daughter, Suzanne (Tom), Shubenacadie; grandchildren, Jamie and Sarah Lamb; brother,
Bob (Bernice), Winnipeg; sisters, Virginia (Martti), Bowmanville, Ont.; Judith, Toronto. Pauline
was predeceased by brothers, David and Paul. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service
will be held in Calvary Baptist Church, Beech Street, North Sydney, at a future date. A donation
in her memory may be made to the Choir Fund at Calvary Baptist Church.


OBIT # 4390 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 DECEMBER 2002
TREFRY, Vina Grace - 93, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of 53 Bridge Ave.,
Stellarton, passed away December 26, 2002, in the manor. Born in Lyons Brook, she was a
daughter of the late Paul and Lydia (Deraspe) White. She was a resident of Stellarton since 1950.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church where she was a C.W.L.
member. Vina was a member of Branch 28 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, receiving
her 25 year pin in 1999. She was a member of the Stellarite Seniors and the Steeltown Friendly
Group. Surviving are son, Russell (Tonia) White, Millet, Alta.; daughters, Doris (Tom) Dewolfe,
New Glasgow; Carol (Sandy) McKinnon, Ottawa, Ont.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-
grandchildren; sister, Amy (Irwin) Davison, Nepean, Ont. She was predeceased by her first
husband, James White; second husband, Whitman Trefry; daughter, Colleen in infancy; brother,
Joseph White; sisters, Laura Hand, Agnes Curley. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Sunday in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Patrick O'Neill officiating.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be
made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Our Lady of Lourdes C.W.L., Glen Haven Manor
or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4391 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 DECEMBER 2002
MacKINNON, Mary Josephine "Josie" - 87, Sydney, died December 27, 2002, in MacGillvary
Guest Home. Born in Frenchvale, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Margaret
(MacInnis) Curry. Josie was a kind and loving lady to everyone and will be sadly missed. She is
survived by several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Christina (Gordon) Lovelace, Sydney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Sgt. John MacKinnon of the Sydney Police Department;
stepbrother, John Barrington. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.W. Curry Parkview
Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held 2 p.m. Monday in St. Anthony Daniel Church, Rev. Paul
MacGillvray officiating. Interment in St. Margaret's Cemetery, Grand Mira.


OBIT # 4392 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 DECEMBER 2002
DEMPSEY, Christine - 52, Riverview Adult Residental Centre, Riverton, passed away Saturday,
December 28, 2002, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Her remains will rest in H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, with visitation from 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of funeral service at
3:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.


OBIT # 4393 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 DECEMBER 2002
GARDNER, Raymond Purchase - 81, Bridgewater, formerly of Chester Basin and New Glasgow,
passed away December 28, 2002, in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Halifax
on January 14, 1921, he was a son of the late Heber and Mary (Purchase) Gardner. Dad worked in
the Halifax Shipyards during the war and then as a Commercial Traveller until his retirement. He
was proud to be a Shriner (Philae Shrine Temple, Halifax) and to have received his 50th year
jewel from the Grand Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the United Commercial
Travellers. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lucille (Oxner); sisters, Marjorie, Margaret,
Florence, and brother, Albert. He is survived by daughters, Mary (Ray) St. Amand (grandson,
Steven), Chester Basin, and Beverley (Gordon) Benjamin, Bangor, Me. (grandsons, Craig,
Bangor; David (Akiko), great-grandsons, Raymond and Zachary, Yarmouth County, and Mark
(Erin), Michigan); sister, Eleanor Larion, Ontario; nieces and nephews. At Dad's request,
cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or church service. Graveside service will
be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2003, in Lakeview Cemetery, Croft Road, Chester Basin,
Rev. Leo Gallant officiating. No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Shriners
Hospitals c/o Philae Temple, P.O. Box 9050, Station A, Halifax or Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4394 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 DECEMBER 2002
MacDONALD, Mabel Eunice - 82, Lochaber, Antigonish Co., passed away December 29, 2002,
in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Glenelg, Guysborough Co., she was a
daughter of the late Ernest and Jean (Fisher) Hattie. She lived all of her married life in Lochaber
and taught in schools in St. Mary's Municipality and Antigonish County. She is survived by
daughter, Joan (Doug) Petruk, Camrose, Alta.; sons, Ralph (Barbara), Goshen; Ernie
(Bernadette), Lochaber; Clem, Lower South River; Frank (Theresa), Springfield; Bob (Nona),
Stellarton; sister, Ethel Archibald, Denver; brothers, Stanley Hattie, Dorchester, N.B.; Cecil
(Marjorie) Hattie, Glenelg; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by
husband, Joseph; brother, Clayton Hattie; sister, Ella Archibald. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish.
Funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Church, Lochaber, Rev. Paul Murphy
officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St.
Patrick's Parish Cemetery Fund.


OBIT # 4395 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 DECEMBER 2002
RICHARDSON, Neil S. - 85, 128 Pleasant St., Stellarton, passed away December 28, 2002, in
Glen Haven Manor. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late Alfred and Lydia Latham
Richardson. He was a resident of Stellarton all his life where he was an adherent of First
Presbyterian Church. In his younger years he was an employee of the town of Stellarton and later
owned and operated a taxi business in the town of Stellarton. He also worked in the McBean Coal
Mine in Thorburn and was also a former employee of the former Norfolk Hotel in New Glasgow.
Surviving is his wife, the former Grace Harper; daughter, Judy (Warren) Fraser, Stellarton; sons,
Clifford (Claire), Kingston, Ont.; Bryce (Joan), Stellarton; Brian (Sandra), New Glasgow;
grandchildren, Neil, Grace, Jeff, Jennifer, David, Lynne, Marc, Laura, and Adrienne; 12 great-
grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Pearl Conway, Margaret Curran, and Sadie in
infancy; brothers, Clifford (Bob) and Benvie in infancy. His remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie
Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where funeral service will be
held Tuesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial in the Brookside Cemetery
New Glasgow. Family flowers only please. Donations in Neil's memory can be made to Lung
Association of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.
OBIT # 4396 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 DECEMBER 2002
RITCHIE, Elizabeth Christine "Chrissie" - 87, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of
Grant Street, New Glasgow, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2002, in the manor. Born in
Barney's River Station, August 3, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Harlan Page and Margaret
Grace (Bannerman) Robertson. She was a resident of New Glasgow most of her life. A dedicated
member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Chrissie was a C.G.I.T. leader and was very active
in the ladies guild and the Allan Pollock Society for 30 years. Hard working, highly efficient and
intelligent, she was a valued employee of George E. Flemings Furniture Store, New Glasgow.
Chrissie was an avid golfer, curler and bowler. A beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend, she
nurtured them with constant love and care. She will be remembered for her generosity,
proficiency, quick wit and her selfless love of others. Surviving are sisters, Janet Robertson, New
Glasgow; Lena (Wendell) Watters, Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Allison (Helen) Robertson,
MacLellan's Brook; sisters-in-law, Mary Robertson, New Glasgow; Dorothy Robertson and
Gladys Robertson, Barney's River Station; Joyce Robertson, Mississauga, Ont.; Eileen Robertson,
Burlington, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald
Murray Ritchie; sister, Emma; brothers, Lawrence, Lester, Everett, Donald, Freddie. Cremation
has taken place. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today in H.W. Angus Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, in St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Richard Sand officiating. A reception will
take place in the church hall. Interment will be in Kenzieville Cemetery. Family flowers only.
Donations in Chrissie's memory may be made to any charity.


OBIT # 4397 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 DECEMBER 2002
ROBERTSON, Isabel - 74, Mayne Island, B.C., formerly of Barneys River Station, Pictou Co.,
died Tuesday, December 24, 2002. Born in Barneys River Station, she was a daughter of the late
John James and Daisy (Dempsey) Robertson. Surviving are sisters, Sophia Akromas,
Connecticut; Colena Robertson, High Crest Place, New Glasgow; Jean Ray, Kitchener, Ont.;
Evelyn Snider, Regina, Sask.; sister-in-law, Pearl Robertson, New Glasgow; 13 nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Raymond, Gerald, Charlie, Harold, Arthur; infant
sisters, Dorothy, Ethel. Cremation has taken place and in accordance with her wishes, there will
be no memorial service. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date in Hattie Cemetery,
Avondale.


OBIT # 4398 – HALIFAX HEALD – 31 DECEMBER 2002
BOUDREAU, Mary Agnes - 88, Ottawa, formerly of New Glasgow, died in Maxville Manor
Sunday, December 28, 2002. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Paul and
Mary (MacDonald) Boudreau. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Loving aunt of Sylvia Sheehy (Jack), Donna Lee Douglas (John), Lynne Bennett (Rick), Patricia
Rainville (Maurice), Leslie Haw (Jeff), Michelle Boudreau, Paul Boudreau, Bob Parkinson and
Nancy Parkinson; very, special great-aunt of Jason and Chad Sheehy, Drew and Katie Douglas,
Stacy, Sarah and Nicholas Rainville, Christen, Stephanie, Alyssa and Tyler Haw. She was
predeceased by sisters, Kay MacKenzie, Winnie Parkinson, Sophie Boudreau, Betty McEvoy;
brother, Albert Boudreau. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at a later
date. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Maxville Manor, 80 Mechanic St. West,
Maxville, ON KOC 1TO or a charity of choice.
OBIT # 4399 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 DECEMBER 2002
MacAULAY, Donna - 51, 138 River St., Stellarton, died Sunday, December 29, 2002, at her
home. Born in Burnt Point, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Jerry and Elsie (Oliver) Wicks.
She had been a resident of Stellarton for the past 31 years, where she was a member of Sharon St.
John United Church. Surviving are her husband, Wayne, Stellarton; daughters, Tina (Wayne)
Wicks, Halifax; Kimberley MacAulay (Alex), Calgary; Wendy MacAulay (Todd), Stellarton;
son, Dean MacAulay, at home; six grandchildren; brother, John (Sarah), Hamilton; sisters, Gertie,
Newfoundland; Mary, Joan, Jeannette and Beatrice, all of Hamilton; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sister, Madeline; brother, Cyril. Her remains will rest in H. C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, for visiting from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral
service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard
Crooks officiating. Burial will be in Priestville Cemetery. Donations in memory of Donna may be
made to Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4400 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 DECEMBER 2002
MacDONALD, Margaret E. - 75, Garden of Eden, died Monday, December 30, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Coalburn, she was a daughter of the late John Boyd
and Ella Victoria (Hamilton) Dickie. She was a graduate of St. Martha's School of Nursing,
Antigonish, class of 1948 and a member of Blair Presbyterian Church, Garden of Eden. Margaret
was a very active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, Pictou East Unit. Surviving are
husband, A. Lloyd MacDonald; daughters, Catherine (Robert) Schella, Sydney River; Mary
Helen (Gary) Connors, MacLellans Brook; sons, Dickie (Sandra), Yarmouth; Gordie (Anne),
Blue Mountain; Douglas (Kaye), Boyd (Jackie), Garden of Eden; daughter-in-law, Margaret
MacDonald, Garden of Eden; sisters, Aileen (Art) McCulloch, Telford; Mabel Greene,
Edmonton, Alta.; sister-in-law, Willah Dickie, MacPherson's Mills; Evelyn Dickie, Drumheller,
Alta.; grandchildren, Shondi, Blair, Caleb, Gregg (Angela), Jason (Theresa), Will (Dana),
Frances, Denisa (Wayne), Dawn (Blair), Dwaine (Karen), Adam, Maria, Laura, Sara, Bradley,
Danny, Chris, Michelle, Amanda, Cory, Mary Ann; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Bailey, Joseph,
MacKenzie, Corey, Allyson. She was predeceased by son, Ian; granddaughter, Amber; great-
grandsons, James, Jordan; sister, Blanche Kehoe; brothers, Gordon, Boyd, Walter, McKeen.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Blair Presbyterian Church,
Rev. Calvin Crichton officiating. Interment will be in Garden of Eden Cemetery. Donations may
be made in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research
Unit or Blair Presbyterian Church.


OBIT # 4401 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 DECEMBER 2002
ROSS, James Benjamin - 92, West Branch, died at home, Monday, December 30, 2002. Born in
West Branch, he was a son of the late James William and Mary (Gammon) Ross. He was a buyer
for Eddie Match Co., had worked in the Pictou shipyards and was a school bus driver for a
number of years. He was a member of West Branch United Church and was an avid fisherman
and hunter. Surviving are daughter, Beverly, River John; three granddaughters. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Mary MacDonald; son, Jimmy; granddaughter, Karla;
brother, Thomas; sisters, Helen and Isabelle. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in MacLeod's
Funeral Home, River John. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2003, in
West Branch United Church, Jim Shaffner officiating. Burial at a later date in West Branch
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Branch United Church.
OBIT # 4402 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 JANUARY 2003
CABAJ, Martha Adele "Peggy" - 91, 53 Mechanic St., Trenton, formerly of Woodbine Crest
Senior's Apartments and 408 Washington St., New Glasgow, died Sunday, December 29, 2002, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Cable Head East, Peter's Bay, P.E.I., she was a
daughter of the late John Bernard and Gertrude (MacKenzie) O'Hanley. She was a resident of
Trenton for the past three years having previously resided in New Glasgow. She was a member of
St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, where she was an active member of the
Altar Society for many years. She will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are sons, Graham
O'Hanley, New Glasgow; Kevin Cabaj, Trenton; grandchildren: Valerie MacKenzie, Alma;
Graham O'Hanley Jr., New Glasgow; Steffanie Cabaj, New Glasgow; Shawn Cabaj, New
Glasgow; her sister, Jeanette Palmer, Charlottetown; several great- grandchildren, nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Graham O'Hanley and her second husband,
Stanley Cabaj. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow for visiting
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday in St. Gregory's Roman
Catholic Church with Father Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial will be in Our Lady of
Lourdes Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Peggy may be made to The
Arthritis Society.


OBIT # 4403 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 JANUARY 2003
DeYOUNG, John Barrie - 48, Cross Roads, Country Harbour, formerly of MacLellans Brook,
passed away Thursday, December 5, 2002, at home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of John
and Florence (Myers) DeYoung, Sydney, formerly of New Glasgow. He was an auto body
technician by trade and was a member of First United Baptist Church, New Glasgow. He was a
loving and devoted father and grandfather to daughters, Amanda, Stellarton; Shari, New
Glasgow; son, John-Barry, Sackville, N.B.; grandchildren, Mitchel, Megan, Mathew, Andrew,
and is also survived by his wife, Alice; brother, Bruce (Linda), Sydney. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow and 12-2 p.m. Sunday in Cross Roads
United Baptist Church, Country Harbour, where funeral service will be held 3 p.m. with Rev.
John Tonks officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Donations may be made to IWK Health
Centre, Halifax.




OBIT # 4404 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 JANUARY 2003
MacISAAC, Laura Amelia "Myrtle" - 73, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of New
Glasgow, passed away December 27, 2002, in the manor. Born April 23, 1929, in Trenton, she
was a daughter of the late Herb and Laura (Hendrican) Fraser (Trenton). Surviving are daughters,
Louise (Ray) Kirincich, Stellarton; Debi (Don) Wadden, Kings Head; Anne (Billy) MacPherson,
Salem; Bonnie (Allan) MacLean, Little Harbour; Heather MacKinnon, New Glasgow; sons, Bill,
New Glasgow; Bob (Darlene), Middleton; Pat (Lisa), New Brunswick; 14 grandchildren; sister,
Marge MacInnis, New Glasgow; brothers, Herb "Skipper" (Jean) Fraser, Jerry (Donna), both of
Trenton; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd "Kaiser";
brother, Robert "Bud". No visiting by request. Her remains have been cremated. A private family
graveside service will be held in Brookside Cemetery. Donations in memory of Myrtle may be
made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of H. W. Angus
Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
OBIT # 4405 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
SHEPARSKI, Anthony Lee "Tony" - 79, Autumn Crest Senior Complex, New Glasgow,
formerly of Thorburn, passed away quietly at home, Wednesday, January 1, 2003. Born in
Thorburn, he was a son of the late John and Violet "Chase" Sheparski. He was a resident of
Thorburn and New Glasgow most of his life. He was a dedicated member of First Presbyterian
Church, New Glasgow. He was Grand of the Fuller Lodge 5, Stellarton and 18 years of being an
AA Member. He was an avid walker. He was a coal miner by occupation until retirement.
Surviving are daughters, Diane (Lauchie) MacKenzie, Westville; Shirley (Jim) Rector, Thorburn;
Marion (Keith) Smith, Thorburn; Karen (Tom) Malloy, Westville; sons, Gordon (Dianne) and
Howard (Rhonda), Thunder Bay, Ont.; sisters, Mae Moore, Minto, N.B.; Geraldine LeVeque,
Vancouver; Frances Marzoli, Hamilton, Ont.; brother, John, Burlington, Ont.; long-time
companion, Florence Singer; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by
his wife, Muriel Fraser; sisters, Christine Walker, Lula Breen. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where his funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday,
Rev. Dr. Glenn Matheson officiating. Burial will be in Thorburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations to any charity.


OBIT # 4406 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
SUTHERLAND (Ballem), Elliot Elisabeth "Dibby" - Died peacefully in her sleep on December
30, 2002, at her home, the Berkeley, in Halifax, at the age of 88. She was predeceased on
November 16, 2002, by her beloved daughter Marcia Jean Sabowitz and previously by her
parents Dr. John and Ora Miller Ballem; her sister Joan Malcolm; her good friend and former
husband J. R. "Harry" Sutherland; cousin, Elizabeth MacLatchy. She is survived by her loving
family, daughter, Elliot Elisabeth and son-in-law Arne Paus Jenssen; daughter, Elizabeth; son,
James Robert Henry and daughter-in-law Wendy Sutherland; son-in-law, Norman Sabowitz;
niece, Candace Malcolm and her husband Stephen Gibbon; grandchildren, Mark, Anne Marie,
Erik Paus Jenssen, Elisabeth, Bruce, David Thompson, Christa, David, Carrie Sutherland; great-
grandchildren, Kayleigh, Mary Beth Thompson, John Arne Barton; brothers, Miller and sister-in-
law Heather Ballem, John and sister-in-law Grace Ballem; nieces, nephews and good friends.
Love of English literature, of learning and teaching was central to Dibby's life. She attained her
master of arts in English at Dalhousie University in 1965, 30 years after completing her bachelors
degree. She studied, both in person and by correspondence, at a number of other universities
throughout her life. A consummate teacher, she taught English as a second language and was a
substitute teacher in New Glasgow. After moving to Halifax in 1965, she was a lecturer in the
Department of English at Dalhousie University until her retirement in 1979. She was the
acknowledged leader of a group of women in New Glasgow who called themselves "The Group"
who met regularly to study literature and art. In Halifax she started a similar group. These women
were close and loyal friends throughout her life. In her earlier years Dibby was actively involved
in The Council of Women both locally and nationally. During her tenure as president of the New
Glasgow Council of Women she spearheaded the move to introduce fluoride into the New
Glasgow water system. Love of Melmerby Beach, her childhood summer place, and of vistas of
sea, dawn and sunset, was also integral to her life. She spent time at Melmerby every summer
until 2000. Dibby lived the last eight years of her life at the Berkeley in Halifax. Her family is
forever indebted to the kindness and generosity of spirit of the Berkeley staff and her caregivers
from Bayshore and RJF Healthcare. A private memorial service was held in Berkeley on
December 31, 2002. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and interment will be held in
New Glasgow this spring. The date will be announced later. Flowers are gratefully declined. If
anyone wishes to make a donation in Dibbyâs name you may do so to the Food Bank, the World
Wildlife Federation, Little Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept., Pictou Co., or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to R. H. Porter Funeral Home in New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4407 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
ADAIR, Emily Catherine - 96, Lower North Street, Westville, passed away Wednesday, January
1, 2003, in Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late
Milledge and Jane (Hale) Haslam. She was an active member of St. Bees Anglican Church,
Westville, the Anglican Church Women, Choir and Parish Council and recently was part of the
Shiretown Minstrels. Prior to going to Shiretown, she had resided with her niece, Diane
MacDonald. She is survived by brother, Lewis Haslam (Dot), Westville; sister, Ila Fraser, Truro;
sister-in-law, Ethel Haslam, Westville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband James Adair; sisters, Mildred and Edith MacNaughton, Dorothy MacKenzie, Ethel
MacDonald, Winnifred Townsen; brother, Harry Haslam. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in St.
Bees Anglican Church, Westville. Burial will be in St. Bees Cemetery, Westville. Donations in
her memory may be made to St. Bees Anglican Church or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4408 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
BOUDREAU, Mary Agnes - 88, Ottawa, formerly of New Glasgow, died in Maxville Manor
December 29, 2002. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary
(MacDonald) Boudreau. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Loving
aunt of Sylvia Sheehy (Jack), Donna Lee Douglas (John), Lynne Bennett (Rick), Patricia
Rainville (Maurice), Leslie Haw (Jeff), Michelle Boudreau, Paul Boudreau, Bob and Nancy
Parkinson; very, special great-aunt of Jason and Chad Sheehy, Drew and Katie Douglas, Stacy,
Sarah and Nicholas Rainville, Christen, Stephanie, Alyssa and Tyler Haw. She was predeceased
by sisters, Kay MacKenzie, Winnie Parkinson, Sophie Boudreau, Betty McEvoy; brother, Albert
Boudreau. Cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations
to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Maxville Manor, 80 Mechanic St. West, Maxville, ON KOC
1TO or any charity.


OBIT # 4409 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
DICKIE, Greta Anna - 77, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away January 2, 2003, at home, with
her family by her side. Born in Dean, she was the daughter of the late Keith and Anna (Irving)
Ross. She was a member of the Middleton United Church, U.C.W; member of Rebekah Lodge
for over 50 years and also a member Valley Weeders Garden Club and involved in various
community organizations. She is survived by her son, Garnet (Frances); daughter, Karen (Greg)
Farnell, all of Middle Musquodoboit; grandchildren, Heidi (Jeff) Hawkins, Benji Farnell; great-
grandchildren, Nikole and Zackary Hawkins; sister, Ethel (William) Dean, Upper Musquodoboit;
numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Basil in 1970; sister, Olive
Blaikie; brothers, Robert and Lloyd Ross. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in Ettinger Funeral
Home, Middle Musquodoboit. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in Middleton United Church,
Middle Musquodoboit. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Middleton United
Church or Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation Palliative Care.


OBIT # 4410 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
FRASER, Charlotte Elizabeth "Lottie" - 90, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou and formerly of 35
Prospect St., New Glasgow, passed away peacefully January 1, 2003, in the nursing home. Born
December 26, 1912, in Mt. Thom, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Leona Emma
(Cameron) MacCulloch. A former resident of West River Station, Pictou Co. and Oxford,
Cumberland Co., Lottie had lived in New Glasgow for 38 years, before moving to the Shiretown
one year ago. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, and it's Ladies
Guild, and was a former member of the Eastern Star Lodge. After bringing up her family she was
a foster mother to more than 45 infants. In 1988, she was awarded the Air Canada Heart of Gold
Award for her contribution to society. Surviving are daughters, Emma MacCulloch, Shorts Lake;
Stella (Donald) Wilkinson, Broadway; Marion (Cecil) MacNeil, New Glasgow; Donalda (Morris)
Stewart, New Glasgow; sons, Don (Carole), Rancho Murieta, Calif.; Jim (Ellamae), Truro;
Munroe (Jane), Pictou; Rev. John (Jill), Grand Bahama Island; Vernon (Angela), Fall River; 30
grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; nine great great-grandchildren; step-brother, Paul Stevens,
Ottawa; sisters-in-law, Vera MacCulloch, Prince Edward Island; Joan Fraser, New Waterford;
Sarah MacCulloch, Saltsprings; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
Daniel in 1956; three daughters in infancy; sister, Evaline (Mrs. Alex MacKay); brothers,
Seymour, Harold and one brother in infancy. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Sunday in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Monday in First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating.
Committal service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford.


OBIT # 4411 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
MATHESON (Fraser), Edna Christine - Halifax, passed away January 1, 2003. Born at home, in
Blanchard, Pictou Co., July 31,1923, she was a loving daughter of the late J. William Fraser
"Blue Mountain Bill" and Jean (MacDougall) Fraser. Wife of the late Lt. Col. William E.
Matheson; mother of Pearl (David) Kelly, Dartmouth; Jean (Scott) Lessel, Bedford; Brenda
(Brian) Hubley, Timberlea; Larry (Suzanne), Kanata, Ont.; David, Halifax; Paul (Anne), Bolton,
Ont.; Doug (Pauline), Halifax. She was predeceased by sons, Bill (Mary) (Halifax); Gordon in
infancy (Westville); Robert (Geraldine) (Newmarket, Ont.); brother, Collie (Ethel) (New
Glasgow). She is survived by her highly beloved sister and friend Isabel (Gerald) Reid of
Stellarton. Edna, Collie and Isabel were role models for how siblings should care for one another.
She was the fond sister-in-law of Dorothy (Robert) Pushie, Westville. The family wishes to make
special mention of her lifelong friend Dorothy (late Ted) Boehk, Westville. She was the proud,
caring grandmother of 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She always maintained a keen
interest in the well being and had great affection for all her relatives and friends. She was a
mother who gave unstintingly of herself with unconditional love. She died as she lived,with faith,
great grace and dignity, courage and generosity; more concerned with others than herself. She
was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Halifax. Special thanks to the QE11
Palliative Care Team, especially Glenna Thornhill and Dr. Dupere, the V.O.N. Team especially
Anne Fahie and the family team of Isabel Reid, Sheila Durling, Suzanne and Pearl (all
championship calibre teams when it comes to exceptional care, concern and support). Visitation
will be 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where a service to celebrate her
life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. L. George Macdonald, her favourite minister officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Cremation has taken place.
Internment will follow in the family plot, Auburn Cemetery, Westville. In lieu of flowers or
donations in her memory the family request you perform an act of kindness for someone dear to
you. "Life is not measured by the years that you live, but the love you have shown".
OBIT # 4412 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
MORRISON, Heather Dawn - 19, died Thursday, December 19, 2002, as a result of a motor
vehicle accident. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of Gary and Carol (Whidden) Morrison of
Plainfield. Heather was a graduate of West Pictou High School, she was an employee at North
Nova Seafoods and had a great love for animals. Besides her parents, she is survived by her sister,
Bonnie, at home; maternal grandmother, Edith Whidden, Truro; paternal grandfather, Harold
(Frances) Morrison, Pictou; several aunts, uncles, cousins. She was predeceased by maternal
grandfather, Guy Whidden; paternal grandmother, Bud Morrison; cousin, Alfred Hawboldt;
uncles, Jack Baillie, Leonard Baillie, Weldon Hawboldt. No visitation or funeral service by
request. Cremation has taken place. A private family committal service will take place at a later
date. No flowers by request. Donations to the SPCA or West Pictou Food Bank. Arrangements
entrusted to McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.


OBIT # 4413 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
PURVIS, Frank Maxwell - 81, Mount Uniacke, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2003, in the
VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born July 21, 1921, in Windsor, he was a son of the late Frank Raymond
and Myrtle Elizabeth (Chapman) Purvis. He was a veteran of the Second World War, served with
Army Service Corp. He was a former member of the Mount Uniacke Legion, Branch No. 165. He
worked as a commissioner in Beaver Bank, for the Air Force. Frank operated a salvage yard in
Mount Uniacke for many years. He was a mechanic and truck driver for Thompsons Transfer,
Dartmouth, for over 28 years from where he retired. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the
former Evelyn Mary (Archibald); sons, Frank Jr. (Betty), Greenhill; Jack (Linda), Mount
Uniacke; David (Chantelle), Charney, Que.; George (Maryann), Lake Charlotte; Gregory, New
Brunswick; Scott (Diane), Lower Sackville; Michael (Tracey), Mount Uniacke; daughters,
Audrey Conrad, Dartmouth; Pamela MacLellan, Lower Sackville; Kathleen (Albert) Preeper,
Dartmouth; Gail Stacey, Dartmouth; Kathryn Miller, British Columbia; Heather Purvis, at home;
sisters, Arleen Smith, Ellershouse; Helen (Cedric) Mailman, Ellershouse; 26 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren. Papa's pride and joy, great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Purvis. He was
predeceased by sons, Terry Lee in infancy and Leslie Graham; brother, Elroy Purvis; sisters,
Beulah Kelley and Erma Strong. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive visitors 2-4, 7-9
p.m. today in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., where funeral service will take
place 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Alan Orser officiating. Interment to follow in Ste. Croix Cemetery,
St. Croix. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4414 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 JANUARY 2003
RAE, Channez Patricia - 78, Roseneath, Ont., passed away peacefully December 24, 2002, at
home, surrounded by her family. Born in Brockville, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Eva and
Edward Algie. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Alex Rae; daughter, Susan and husband
Jon Sykes and grandchildren, Ian, Eric and Caitlin, Waterloo, Ont.; Cathy and husband Pat Paszt
and grandchildren, Alex, Rebecca and Andrew, Roseneath, Ont.; Nancy and husband Tim White
and grandchildren, Madison, Graham and Cameron, Roseneath, Ont.; brothers-in-law, James Rae
(Helen), West Branch, Pictou Co.; Milton Rae (Jeanette), Fall River; sister-in-law, Jessie Baker,
Mahone Bay. Channez graduated as a register nurse from Brockville General Hospital and the
Children's Hospital, Montreal. She was very active in Cobourg Hospital Auxiliary, in Brownies,
Sunday school and an assisting with school and volunteer work in Roseneath and Cobourg.
Funeral service was held in Trinity United Church, Cobourg, December 30, 2002. Condolences
may be sent to the family at: Roseneath, RR #4, Ontario, K0K 2X0
OBIT        #     4415       –     EVENING           NEWS         –     4      JANUARY    2003
STELLARTON - Frederick Neil "Bull" Linthorne, age 52, of St. Catherine's, ON, and formerly
of Stellarton, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2002 in St. Catherine's, ON. Born in New
Glasgow, he was a son of Marjorie (Curry) Linthorne, Stellarton, and the late Harvey Linthorne.
Surviving besides his mothere are daughters; Cherie, Halifax; and Carol-Ann, Union Centre; a
son Michael (Tammy), Trenton; four grandchildren; Michael, Nicholas, Julia and Courtney;
sisters, Grace MacDonald, Janet Linthorne and Sharon Francis, all of St. Catherine's ON; Helen
Hartling, Pictou and Marjorie (Frank) Eaton, Stellarton; brothers; Robert (Barbara), Pictou;
Gerald (Shelley), Debert; and Harold (Debbie), Rocklin; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Fred was predeceased by his father, Harvey; his wife the former Julia Eaton; three sisters;
Marlene, Heather and Brenda Rhyno. Cremation has taken place. A public memorial service will
be held on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. in the H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with Rev.
Howard Crooks officiating. Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery. His family will receive
visitors from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service at 2:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home.


OBIT       #      4416     –      HALIFAX       HERALD        –     5     JANUARY        2003
JOHNSTONE, Albert Scott - 79, 261 Temperance St., New Glasgow, passed away Friday,
January 3, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Country Harbour, Cross Roads, he
was a son of the late Alexander W. and Thirza (Smith) Johnstone. He was a resident of New
Glasgow for the past thirty seven years, having previously resided in Sunny Brae for eighteen
years. Albert was employed with the Sunny Brae Tool handle Factory in Sunny Brae and also
worked at Maritime Steel in New Glasgow for twenty years. Surviving are his wife, the former
Kathleen Imlay, New Glasgow; son, Gary (Sheila), New Glasgow; brothers, George (Jackie),
New Glasgow; Lewis (Vera), Sunny Brae; James (Bessie), New Glasgow; sister, Elsie Fanning,
Riverton; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Albert
was predeceased by son, Alexander; brother, Chalmers. Visitation will be from 2-4,7-9 p.m.
today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday from H. W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow, Lori Crocker, Diaconal
Minister officiating. Burial will be in Sunny Brae Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in
Albert's memory may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.


OBIT        #     4417      –     HALIFAX          HERALD        –     6     JANUARY         2003
ARCHIBALD (Corbett), Miriam Ruth - Passed away in Trillium Ridge, Kingston, Ont., Friday,
January 3, 2003, in her 90th year, after a full and vigorous life. Born in Glenholme, and a long-
time resident of Upper Stewiacke. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold. Surviving are
sons, Lloyd, Penticton; Laurie (Renate), Ottawa; Bruce (Corinne), Calgary; daughters, Ruth
Negus (Clyde), Kingston; Helen MacKenzie (Edward), Moncton; 11 grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Her
love of life and family was an inspiration to all who knew her. A memorial service will be held 11
a.m. Friday, January 10, in Cooke's Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Dr.,
Kingston, Ont., Rev. Terry Deline officiating. Reception to follow in McColl Hall. A celebration
of Miriam's life will be held in Upper Stewiacke in July 2003, date to be announced, followed by
interment in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Arrangements entrusted to James Reid
Catarqui Chapel.
OBIT        #     4418        –      HALIFAX  HERALD         –     6     JANUARY         2003
FRAZEE, John Lloyd - 77, Glengarry, formerly of Green's Point, died January 4, 2002, Aberdeen
Hospital. Born in Trenton, he was a son of the late John William and Alice May Frazee.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth; daughters, Catherine Cameron, Alice Guthro, Carol
Fortune, Debbie Burns, Jean Fulton; sons, Wayne, Cyril; sister, Eva Hayden; four stepchildren;
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by first wife, Isabel
Catherine; daughters, Barbara Haggerty, Bonnie in infancy; two grandchildren; sisters and
brothers. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday in Christ The King Roman Catholic Church, Father Patrick O'Neill
officiating. Burial at a later date.


OBIT       #     4419      –     HALIFAX         HERALD         –     7     JANUARY        2003
FRASER, J. Hugh Major (Ret'd) - 77, 31 Russell Lake Dr., Dartmouth, passed away in
Dartmouth General Hospital, January 4, 2003. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Cecil and
Anna (Chisholm) Fraser. On graduation from New Glasgow High School, he joined the Royal
Canadian Air Force and completed a Tour of Operations with 432 Squadron 6th Bomber Group,
with the rank of Flying Officer. On return to civilian life, he was on the staff of the
Unemployment Insurance Commission in New Glasgow from 1946-1949. In 1950, he joined the
Canadian Army Special Force and served with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Canada and
Korea. In 1954, he was transferred to the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada and held numerous staff
and Regimental appointments including service with Canada's NATO Brigade in Europe and as a
member of the United Nations Military Armistice Commission Korea. After being honorably
discharged from service, he was employed as manager for M&D Transfer Ltd. from 1975 until
retirement in 1982. He was an avid sports fan and was a member of the Seniors Bowling League.
He was a member of the Somme Branch Royal Canadian Legion. He is survived by his wife,
Claire; sons, J.R. "Jack" (Joan), Oromocto, N.B.; Jim H. (Trudy), Halifax; daughter, Linda
(Glenn), Calgary; brothers, Roy, Abbotsford, B.C.; Welton, Halifax. He was predeceased by
brothers, Jack and Joe. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held in St. Clements
Church, Dartmouth, 10 a.m. Thursday, January 9, Father Robert Floyd officiating. Donations may
be made in lieu of flowers to any charity. Arrangements entrusted to T.K. Barnard Funeral Home.


OBIT      #     4420      –      HALIFAX        HERALD        –    8     JANUARY           2003
CAMPBELL, Vera Jean - 88, Pictou, formerly of New Glasgow, died January 6, 2003. Born in
New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Robert C. and Jean (Laurie) Stewart. Surviving are
daughter, Karen (Jonathan); their sons, Christopher, Stephen, David, Stony Plain, Alta.; sister,
Dorothy, Arnprior, Ont.; her children, Bob, Joyce. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold
W.; son, Glen; sister, Katherine; niece, Reba. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in P. & K.
MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday in First Presbyterian Church,
New Glasgow, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Interment to follow in Heatherdale
Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations to Christian Blind Mission International.


OBIT # 4421 – 8 JANUARY 2003
CUNNINGHAM, Verna Evelyn - 91, Windsor, formerly of Mount Denson, Hants Co., passed
away Tuesday, January 7, 2003, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, surrounded by her loving family.
Born April 27, 1911, in Upper Falmouth, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Freeman and
Olive (Patterson) Benedict. She was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Hantsport and
was a past member of the Mount Denson Women's Institute. She was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, sister and aunt. She was welcoming and hospitable to all who entered her home and
sat at her table. She is survived by sons, Leverett "Biff" (Ethel), Mount Denson; Cecil (Eva),
Falmouth; Stanley (Edna), Crossfield, Alta.; daughters, Iris (James) Faulkner, Mount Denson;
Bernice (Mike) Blanchard, Bridgewater; Valarie Cunningham, Falmouth; 23 grandchildren; 44
great-grandchildren; 10 great great-grandchildren; sister, Retta Whynot, Lower Sackville; brother,
Alfred Benedict, Mount Denson; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband of 55 years, Hamilton "Ike" Cunningham (1984); grandson, Gregory Cunningham;
sisters, Flora Zinck, Mabel Weisner, Eva Rockwell, Lena Taylor, Thelma Maddox; brothers,
Clarence, Lawson, Eustace and Everett Benedict. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, January 9, in
Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., Windsor. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Friday, January 10, in St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Hantsport, Rev. Michael Boyd and Rev.
Arthur Cuzner officiating. A private family interment in the family plot, Mount Denson United
Baptist Cemetery, Mount Denson. Family flowers only, donations may be made to St. Andrew's
Anglican Church, Friends of Dykeland Lodge or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4422 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 JANUARY 2003
BRINE, Janet A. "Jenny" - 90, Pictou Landing, formerly of New Glasgow, died peacefully
Wednesday, January 8, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, with her family at her side. Born in
Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Dan A. and Sarah (MacDonald) MacDonald.
She was a resident of Pictou Landing for the past 36 years. Surviving are sons, Douglas and
Robert, both of Pictou Landing; grandchildren, Kenneth, Susan and David, all of Westville; great-
grandchild, Alexander, Westville; sisters, Elizabeth MacDonald, Ardness; Anne Finney, Windsor,
Ont.; brother, Anthony, New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Betty Kirk, Ottawa; her very special and
dear friend, Florence MacDonald, Doctor's Brook, Antigonish Co.; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, H. Kenneth Brine; infant daughter, Kathleen; brothers,
Alexander, Dugald, Joseph, John Dan, John Allan and Michael; sister, Mary Catherine Funke.
Cremation to take place. There will be no visitation at the request of the family. A memorial
service and committal service will be held in Arisaig, Antigonish Co., at a later date. Donations in
memory of Jenny may be made to any charity.


OBIT # 4423 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 JANUARY 2003
O'HANLEY, Graham Kier Victor - 71, 347 Washington St., New Glasgow, died Tuesday,
January 7, 2003, at his home. Born on Prince Edward Island, he was a son of the late William
"Bill" and Martha Adele "Peggy" (Cabaj) Green. He was a resident of New Glasgow for most of
his life, having previously resided in Shubenacadie. He was a member of the Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton, where he served as a member of the Color Party. He was a former
employee of Hawker Siddeley, and also was employed as a steel worker in Ontario. He is
survived by daughter, Valerie MacKenzie, Alma; son, Graham Jr., New Glasgow; grandchildren,
Jeannie, Samantha, Chyanne and Ryan; brother, Kevin Cabaj, Trenton. He was predeceased by
his first wife, Anne O'Hanley. His remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New
Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Father Bernard MacAdam
officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of
Graham may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28,
Stellarton. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton, will meet in the funeral home at 6:30
p.m. today to conduct their tribute service.


OBIT # 4424 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 JANUARY 2003
WILLIAMS-BAIRD (Briscoe), Edna - 70, Stellarton, formerly of Pembroke, Ont., passed away
Tuesday, January 7, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pembroke, Ont., she was
a daughter of the late Robert and Jessie (Hynes) Briscoe. Edna was an active member of First
United Baptist Church, New Glasgow and was also an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary
Branch No. 28, Royal Canadian Legion, Stellarton. Surviving are her loving husband, Sidney
"Sid" Baird, formerly of Pembroke, Ont.; daughter, Lydia (Fraser) Kontuk, Fort McMurray,
Alta.; sons, Bill (Alison), Surrey, B.C.; Bruce (Samantha), Stellarton; sisters, Ruth (Ossie) Fraser,
Westmount, Cape Breton; Lois (Kenneth) Keefe, Brampton, Ont.; Lydia (Richard) Gloss,
Pembroke, Ont. She was the proud grandmother of Robert, Morgan and Courtney. Also a number
of nieces and nephews. The family would like to make special mention of her devoted friends,
Patty Wright and Joyce Eaton, Stellarton. She was predeceased by her first husband, William
"Bill" Williams; sisters, Hazel, Gladys and Jessie; brothers, Gilbert, Robert, Medric, Jim, Tom,
Boyd, Bill, Gordon and Joe. Cremation has taken place. Edna's family will receive visitors in
H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday. A
public memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in First United Baptist Church, New
Glasgow, Rev. Leo Fletcher officiating, assisted by Rev. Charles MacPherson. Burial will be in
Brookside Cemetery at a later date. The Ladies Auxiliary Branch No. 28, Royal Canadian Legion,
Stellarton, will hold their service 6:15 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in memory of Edna to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or
Canadian Cancer Society. In closing, the family would like to share one of their mother's beliefs:
"I believe in the teaching of Jesus and tried all my life to follow in his teachings, to do onto others
and help those I met". The family has requested that in her memory if you could pass an act of
kindness onto another.


OBIT # 4425 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 JANUARY 2003
CURRIE, Catherine Cecilia "Cathy" - 51, Cowan Street, Westville, passed away Thursday,
January 9, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter
of Mrs. Florence (Harvey) Chabassol, Westville, and the late William Chabassol. She was a
member of Church of the Holy Name, Westville. Cathy was a graduate of Westville High School
and received her Bachelor of Education from St. F.X. University. She taught in East Pictou Rural
High for several years before coming to Westville High School where she taught English for the
past 12 years. A very dedicated teacher, she was well-respected in her teaching profession and
took a keen interest and was the organizer of the Non-Academic Awards Banquet. Although a
dedicated teacher, Cathy's main pride and love was her family. Besides her mother, she is
survived by daughters, Aundrea, Seanna, Nicole; sons, Vincent and Michael, and granddaughter,
Emma. Cathy is also survived by her companion Colin "Collie" MacInnes, New Glasgow; sister,
Lorraine Davis (Alan), Springhill, and brother, Vincent Chabassol (Maureen), Edmonton.
Visitations will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral
service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Donald
Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be
made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.


OBIT # 4426 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 JANUARY 2003
MILLEN, Kelvin Edgar - 191 5-2003. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
Kelvin Edgar Millen on January 6, 2003, in Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg. He was born on
June 30, 1915, in Westville, a son of the late Thompson and Annie Millen. He is survived by his
wife, Blanche, Winnipeg; son, John (Josephine) Millen, Winnipeg; daughter, Julie Millen
(Manasie Oingonn), Rankin Inlet; grandchildren, Alia, Kelvin, Faye and Tessa Millen and Laura
Oingonn. He is survived by brother, Lloyd, New Glasgow. He was predeceased by brothers, Earl,
Raymond; sister, Elda. Kelvin served with the Pictou Highlanders from 1939 to 1946. He was
employed at Fairey Aviation, and later at Shearwater. Our family would like to thank all of the
staff of GA4 at the Health Sciences Centre for their care and kindness shown to Kelvin and our
family. Cremation has taken place and burial to be at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to
Wojcik's All Beliefs & Faiths Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Ave., Winnipeg.


OBIT # 4427 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 JANUARY 2003
CHISHOLM, William Grant "Billy" - 58, passed away January 9, 2003, at home. Born in
Bayview, Pictou Co., he was a son of Florence (MacNeil) , Pictou, and the late Daniel W.
Chisholm. He was employed in the construction industry until a job related accident in 1966 left
him a quadriplegic. In his early years he was very involved in sports, especially hockey and
boxing. He remained active in boxing as a trainer/promoter. Billy was inducted into the Canadian
Boxing Hall of Fame (1985) and into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame (1992) for
Club Building. He was a member of Stella Maris Catholic Church, Pictou. Besides his mother, he
is survived by his son, Sandy (Robyn), St. John's, NL; brothers, Joe (Chris), Fredericton, N.B.;
Bernard (Debbie), Harold (Brenda), both of Pictou; sisters, Jean (Norman) Thompson, New
Glasgow; Mary (George) Hamilton, Ottawa, Ont.; Janet (Pete) Trites, Waterside; Joan (George)
Murray, Meadowville; Eileen, Trenton; Barbara (Gary) Fraser, Pictou; sister-in-law, Winnie
Chisholm; brother-in-law, Gary Kelly, Lantz; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
brothers, John, Donnie and Charlie; sisters, Rose and Bernadette. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral Mass will
be 11 a.m. Monday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald
officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the Albion Boxing Club or a charity of your
choice.


OBIT # 4428 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 JANUARY 2003
ANDERSON, Anna P. - Passed away in Cedarstone Home for Enhanced Care, Truro, on January
11, 2003. Born in Upper Stewiacke, she was the fourth daughter of the late James and Martha
(Cook) Bezanson. She was an adherent of the Upper Stewiacke Pastoral Charge and a past
member of the Meadowvale Ladies Aid. She was an avid gardener and birdwatcher; in earlier
years she loved to sew. She is survived by her son, Frederik (Marilyn), Stewart, B.C.; daughters,
Eva MacKenzie and Verna (Donald) Lepper, both of Truro; sister, Sarah Hamilton, Upper
Stewiacke; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Paul; grandson, David MacKenzie; sons-in-law, Jack MacKenzie
and Bob Casey; sisters, Alice Bezanson, Charlotte Hamilton and Erma McDermott. Visitation
will be this evening from 7:30-8:30 p.m., the funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev.
Natalie Buchanan officiating, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St.,
Truro. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke, in the spring. Family flowers
only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your
choice.


OBIT # 4429 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 JANUARY 2003
BULMER, George Gordon - 71, Linacy, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, in Valley View Villa,
Riverton. Born in Campbellton, N.B., he was a son of the late William Angevine and Alma Jean
(Downs) Bulmer. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 and served as an Integral
Systems Technician for 25 years, retiring in 1976. George enjoyed gardening and camping.
Surviving are his wife, Vera Christine (Murray); son, Eric (Christine) Cameron and
granddaughter, Courtney, Calgary, Alta.; sister, Verna Munroe, Campbellton; brothers, Bill
(Johan), Campbellton; Frank (Carolyn), Napean, Ont.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by brother, Orville. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors in P.
& K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from 7-9 p.m. today, where memorial service
will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday with Diaconal Minister, Ms. Lori Crocker, officiating. Interment of
ashes will be in Lorne Street Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the S.P.C.A. or
Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4430 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 JANUARY 2003
ROBERTSON, Margaret "Janet" - 83, Marsh Street, New Glasgow, passed away Saturday,
January 11, 2003, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Barney's River Station, July 8,
1919, she was a daughter of the late Harlan Page and Margaret Grace (Bannerman) Robertson.
She was a long-time resident of New Glasgow and a former employee of Maritime Steel.
Hardworking and highly efficient, she was a valued employee of Canada Permanent Trust in
Halifax for many years. Upon retirement, she returned to New Glasgow. Janet was a dedicated
and supportive member of Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Janet's reserved manner and
quiet, accepting ways endeared her to many people. She will be remembered for her wit, her
humility, her devotion to family and her generosity. Surviving are sister, Lena (Wendell) Watters,
Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Allison (Helen) Robertson, MacLellan's Brook; sisters-in-law, Mary
Robertson, New Glasgow; Dorothy and Gladys Robertson, Barney's River Station; Joyce
Robertson, Mississauga; Eileen Robertson, Burlington, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. Janet
was predeceased by sisters, Chrissie and Emma; brothers, Lawrence, Lester, Everett, Donald, and
Freddie. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January
14, in Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Richard Sand officiating. The
family will receive visitors in the church from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. A reception will
take place in the church hall. Interment will be in Kenzieville Cemetery. Family flowers only.
Donations in Janet's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under
the direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4431 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 JANUARY 2003
BREEN, Kevin - 41, 467 Cameron Ave., New Glasgow, died Sunday, January 12, 2003, in QEII
Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Russell and Bessie
(Arthur) Breen, New Glasgow. He was a resident of New Glasgow all of his life, where he was a
member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Kevin attended New Glasgow High
School and Cape Breton Community College. He worked for most of his life at Miller's Mens
Wear in New Glasgow with his brother Lawson. Kevin had a great love of life, with a quick wit
and enjoyed a good joke. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. He took great
pride in his family, friends and community, volunteering whenever he thought he could make a
difference. He was involved in many charities and organizations throughout his life. Kevin was
past president of the downtown Development Corporation, co-president of the New Glasgow
Music Auxilliary, president of City Club, was a member of Bomber's Club, past president of the
Westside Community Centre where he spent a great deal of time in the last few years. He
volunteered for many charities including, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Race on the River, The
Dragon Boat Festival, New Glasgow Minor Hockey, Summer Street Golf Scramble, Kinsmen
Little League Coach. In 2001, Kevin was honored during Provincial Volunteer Week for
outstanding volunteer service. Earlier in life Kevin enjoyed playing hockey, skiing and later on
took up golf, a sport he learned to love. Kevin really enjoyed his friends and will be missed for
breakfast every morning with his buddy, Dennis, and for lunch on Fridays with the guys at the
pub. He truly enjoyed his summers he spent at the shore. Surviving besides his parents, are his
wife, the former Susan Priske, New Glasgow; daughter, Meghan, 16, at home; brothers and
sisters, Vivian Breen, New Glasgow; Lawson (Heidi), Chance Harbour; Shirley (Brad) Rutledge,
New Glasgow; Richard (Mary), Antigonish; Diane (Jim) DeWolfe and Russell Jr. (Susan), Pictou
Landing; Judy (Guy) Johnston, New Glasgow; Joe (Kathy), Stellarton; Bernadette (Donnie)
Aikens, New Glasgow; Ronnie, New Glasgow; Peter (Barbara), Stellarton; brothers-in-law, Bruce
Priske (Tanya), Jeffrey Priske (Cindy), both of Lower Sackville; father-in-law, Bob Priske, New
Glasgow; numerous neices, nephews. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends
2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. A memorial mass in
memory of Kevin will be 11 a.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church,
Father R. D. Smith and Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial of ashes will take place at a later
date. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Kevin may be made to Meghan Breen
College Trust Fund, c/o CIBC, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4432 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 JANUARY 2003
McFETRIDGE, Ernest John - 87, 122 Victoria St., Truro, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2003,
in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late Charles
and Nettie (Geddes) McFetridge. He was a carpenter most of his life. He was a member of St.
David's United Church, Bible Hill. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Newell; son,
Sandy (Ardith) Munro, Brentwood; grandson, John (Lee); granddaughter, Deborah; five great-
grandchildren; a great great-grandson; stepsons, John (Michiline) Newell, Cochrane, Ont.; Greg
(Pricilla) Newell, Mississauga, Ont.; Ned (Mireille) Newell, Truro; stepdaughters, Janet (Pino)
D'Bartollo, Cozensia, Italy; Heather Newell, Truro; Rosalie (Kurt) Wagner, Chilliwack, B.C.;
seven step-grandchildren; sister, Eva Blakley, Bible Hill. He was predeceased by his first wife,
the former Harriett McCabe; son, Murray Munro; grandchildren, Judith Lynn, Murray Scott;
brother, Carl; sister, Eileen. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at 11 a.m.,
both in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Ebbie Snow officiating. Spring interment in Bible
Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to St. David's
United Church Memorial Fund, Bible Hill or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4433 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 JANUARY 2003
CAMPBELL, Malcolm Michael - 80, Stellarton and Mount William, passed away Monday,
January 13, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the
late Rory and Maude (Cardiff) Campbell. He was a veteran of the Second World War and
Malcolm enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman
Catholic Church. He worked as a coal miner and at Trenton Works. He also worked at Riverview
Adult Residential Centre. He resided in Sunset Nursing Home for the past two years. Mr.
Campbell is survived by his sons, Jimmy (Pat), Westville; Rory, Stellarton. He will be sadly
missed by his grandchildren, Beth and Mike Campbell, Westville. He was predeceased by his
loving wife, Christine "Tina" (MacDonald); sisters, Kate Beaton, Cecilia Kitson, Annie
Campbell, and Bella Arnold; brothers, John R. and Angus. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m today
in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday in Our Lady
of Lourdes Church, Stellarton, Father Patrick O'Neal officiating. Cremation will follow.
Interment will be in the parish cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be
made to Sunset Haven.
OBIT # 4434 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 JANUARY 2003
MUNROE, Doris A. - 81, Victoria Street, Westville, passed away peacefully at home, Monday,
January 13, 2003. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late Edmund J. and Allena (Bruce)
Crockett. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Westville. Doris was a
registered nurse having graduated from the Victoria General School of Nursing in 1947. She
specialized in private nursing care with the Registered Nurses Association for many years. Doris
completed her career in 1986 when she retired from Glen Haven Manor following 10 years of
service as nursing supervisor. Surviving are daughters, Linda Campbell, Westville; Arlean Hurst
(Reg), Moncton; sons, Warren (Donna); Walker (Dianne), all of Westville; sister, Allena
Kennedy, Stellarton; step-sisters, Lois Lyons, Halifax; Jean Horne (Gerry), Lorne; step-brothers,
Gordon Cameron (Jean), Don Cameron (Mae), all of Stellarton; Bill Cameron, Prince Edward
Island. Doris was a devoted grandmother to Kevin, Lori and Glen Hurst, Jillian and Michael
Campbell, Adam, Crystal, Cassandra and Holley Munroe; great-granddaughter, Kaija Hurst. She
was predeceased by her husband, Edgar; brothers, Bruce and Edmund; step-brother, Jim
Cameron. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where
funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Glenn Cooper officiating. Interment will
be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations in Doris' memory may be
made to a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4435 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 JANUARY 2003
PEERS (Dickie), Lois Elizabeth - 78, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Marsh
Street and Linacy, died January 14, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Oxford,
she was a daughter of the late Minor Aubrey and May Dickie. Surviving are daughters, Marilyn
(Ned), Verna; sons, Donnie (Margaret), Robert (Phyllis), Glenn (Wilma); devoted friend, Keith
Hill; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivan;
grandson, Ivan Blaine; brothers, Claire, Donald, Lawson, Guy. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P.
& K. MacDonald Funeral Home, where funeral will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Jim Webber-
Cook officiating. Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations to S.P.C.A. or any
charity.


OBIT # 4436 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 JANUARY 2003
REEKIE, Alonzo Myers "Lonnie" - 73, Stellarton, died Monday, January 13, 2003, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, September 29, 1929, he was a son of the late George
and Elizabeth (Branaugh) Reekie. He worked for many years at Hawker-Siddley in Trenton
before becoming the By-Law Enforcement Officer for Pictou County until his retirement in 1994.
He was a member and Past Master of Keith Lodge 23 in Stellarton. During his years at Hawker-
Siddley, he was active on the executive of the Steelworkers Union. He served for several years as
a municipal councilor for District 9 in Pictou County. He enjoyed sports and played baseball,
softball and hockey from a young age. In 1993, he was inducted into the Pictou County Sports
Heritage Hall of Fame with the Trenton Scotias, the 1961 Senior "A" Maritime Softball
Champions. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Megeney); daughters, Susan (Dwight) Campbell,
Stellarton; Amanda "Mandy" (Duane) Wong, Lawrencetown Beach; son, Stephen, Hamilton,
Ont.; grandchildren, Amy (Calvin) Garneau, Catherine and Jarret Campbell, Evan Wong, Tanya
and Stephanie Reekie; sisters, Christena MacKay, Foxbrook; Elizabeth Megeney, Stellarton;
Isabella MacKenzie, New Glasgow; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased
by his brothers, Jim, George, Donald "Red", Bill, Harry, John; sister, Rose Davidson and her twin
brother in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday,
January 16, in First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating.
Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford, in the
spring. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova
Scotia or Lung Association of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4437 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 JANUARY 2003
KENNY, Anthony Henry "Ross" - 74, 10 Elm St., Trenton, died Tuesday, January 14, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late James and
Catherine (Gosby) Kenny. He was a resident of Trenton all of his life where he was a member of
Christ The King Roman Catholic Church. He was employed as a trucker during his early working
years, later going on to work at Hawker Siddeley from where he retired. He is survived by his
wife, the former Theresa Pettipas, Trenton; son, Russell, at home; daughters, Elva (Howard)
Works, Trenton; Edna Marie (Vern) "Bob" Cooke, Springville; Barbara (Billy) Brooker, Trenton;
Joyce (Bob) "Duck" Swan, MacLellans Brook; eight grandchildren; brothers, Leo (Beverly), New
Glasgow; Lloyd (Marion), Pleasant Valley; Jerome (Marg), White Hill; Roy (Marion), Lorne;
Alex (Iona), Churchville; sisters, Elva MacLean, Toronto; Mabel Bradbury, Toronto; Angeline
Stevens, Westville; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, James and Terry.
Cremation to take place. There will be no visitation at the request of the family. A public
memorial service in memory of Ross will be held 11 a.m. Friday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home
Chapel, New Glasgow, Father Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in
Christ The King Parish Cemetery, Trenton, at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations
in memory of Ross may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Kidney Foundation of
Canada, Pictou County Branch.


OBIT # 4438 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 JANUARY 2003
MacCALLUM, Ronald Keith - 50, 577 East River Rd., New Glasgow, passed away Tuesday,
January 14, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in
New Glasgow, he was the youngest son of Helen (Gould) MacCallum, New Glasgow, and the
late Charles E. MacCallum. Ronnie was a painter working with his father and later an employee
with the Town of New Glasgow. Ronnie was known for his depth of knowledge in many subjects,
and always willing to give a helping hand. He loved the outdoors and especially his garden in his
favourite spot in Central West River. Beside his mother, he is survived by brother, Brant (Arlis),
New Glasgow; nieces, Melanie, Wolfville; Kristie, Halifax. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H.
Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 3 p.m. Friday in First Presbyterian Church,
Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial in Durham Cemetery at a later date. Donations in
Ronnie's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital.




OBIT # 4439 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 JANUARY 2003
MacINTOSH, Russell Gordon - 70, Waternish, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2003, in St.
Mary's Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke. Born in Stillwater, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the
late Gordon and Marie (Whidden) MacIntosh. Russell was a lifelong resident of Waternish. He
was a retired employee of the Department of Transportation. He was a member of the
Presbyterian Church. Russell was an avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed a good card
game. Surviving are his wife, the former Gloria Sangster; son, Wayne (Donna), Guysborough;
daughters, Anita (Mark) McGrath, Wine Harbour; Gail (Keith) Robertson, Waternish; special
grandchildren, Brandon and Devon McGrath; brother, Tom (Jenny), Sherbrooke; sister, Marge
McAllister, Sherbrooke; many nieces and nephews. Russell was predeceased by brother, Arnold
and a brother in infancy; sisters, Shirley, Joan. His remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral
Home, Stillwater, Guysborough Co., with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, where funeral service
will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Kenneth Stright officiating. Burial will be in Waternish
Cemetery. Donations in memory of Russell may be made to the St. Mary's Palliative Care
Society, Waternish Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4440 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 JANUARY 2003
MacKAY, Virginia Belle "Jennie" - 87, Earltown, died Thursday, January 16, 2003, in Lillian
Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in River John, she was a daughter of the late
Ross and Catherine (Langille) Langille. She took a keen interest in the activities of the
community. She is survived by son, Robert (Marilyn), Earltown; grandchildren, Colin and
Samantha, both at home; stepdaughter, Thelma (Aurel) Blanchard, Saint John, N.B.; brothers,
Elroy, Toronto; Ronald (Inez), Wasaga Beach, Ont.; sister, Muriel Robar, Kingston, Ont.; sister-
in-law, Betty Langille, Hopewell. She was predeceased by her first husband, Edgar MacLeod;
second husband, Earl MacKay; grandson, Kelly; brothers, Spurgeon and Eben; sister, Katherine;
stepson, Carl MacLeod. Cremation has taken place. Family graveside service and burial will take
place in the spring in Earltown Village Cemetery, Earltown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to
Mac-Leod's Funeral Home, River John.


OBIT # 4441 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 JANUARY 2003
PORTER, R. James "Jim" - 89, Mount William Road, died at home, Friday, January 17, 2003.
Born in New Glasgow, December 26, 1913, he was a son of the late Charles and Sarah Margaret
(Watters) Porter. He worked at Trenton Works for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary;
daughter, Margaret Chabassol, Fall River; grandchildren, Brian (Carol) Chabassol, Comox, B.C.;
David (Karyn) Chabassol, Stellarton; Yvonne (Greg Giffin) Chabassol, Fall River; great-
grandchildren, Susan and Kowisha Chabassol, Comox, B.C.; Ryan and Brent Chabassol,
Stellarton; Riley Giffin, Fall River; sisters, Elizabeth Brown, Westville; Evelyn Best, Stellarton; a
number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, James "Jimmy" Robert Porter;
brother, Robert "Bob" Porter; half-brother, Henry Porter; son-in-law, James "Kenneth"
Chabassol; brothers-in-law, Ernest Brown and Burns Best. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today in
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. The funeral to take place 1 p.m. Sunday, January 19, in Eagles
Funeral Home, Rev. Glen Cooper officiating. Donations may be made in memory of "Jim Porter
and Norma and Bruce Salter" at Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, in memory of "Jim
Porter and Ken Chabassol" at St. Paul United Church, Westville, and in memory of Jim Porter at
St. Andrews Church, Westville.


OBIT # 4442 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 18 JUNE 1953
Word has been received of the death of Harry Bryden at the age of 84, on June 10th at
Providence, RI. He leaves to mourn his loss a son, Harry L.; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Moody
and Phyllis, all of Providence. A sister and three brothers survive, Mrs. Susan Clark,
Tatamagouche, Charles Bryden, Tatamagouche; Arthur, Denmark, and James, Fairview, AB.
Two nepheews, Harry Bryden and George Clark, reside in Tatamagouche. A sister Margaret and
a brother William predeceased him. His first wife was Edith Smith of New Annan, who died
shortly after they were married. He thne went to the USA where he went to work for Armour &
Co. as office manager, where he stayed until his retirement. He married Miss Amber Swan in
Providence who died November 12, 1946. The funeral was held June 12th and he was buried in
the family plot at Swanpoint Cemetery, Providence.


OBIT # 4443 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 26 NOVEMBER 1959
FAIRVIEW, AB - The flag of the Canadian Legion flew at half-staff to mark the death on
October 4th of a well-known district resident and veteran of World War 1, James Gordon Bryden,
age 82. Mr. Bryden was born in Tatamagouche, NS. He learned the telegraphy in the railway
station in Tatamagouche, moved to Pictou station where he worked for some years before coming
West. He married Charlotte Elizabeth Cunningham of Tatamagouche in Calgary in 1921, after
which he served as operator for Dominion Government Telegraphs at Peace River for 1 year, then
moved to the settlement of Waterhole and afterwards to the new community of Fairview to
continue his operation. He retired a number of years ago. Mr. Bryden also served as a weather
observer from early 1930 to 1955. Mr. Bryden saw action overseas as a signaller with the
Canadian army in World War 1. He was awarded a life membership in the Canadian Legion last
year in recognition of his long service. He was predeceased by his wife in April of this year. The
funeral was held from St. Paul's United Church, Fairview with Rev. H. J. Miller officiating.
Burial followed in family plot at Waterhole cemetery.


OBIT # 4444 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 28 JANUARY 1954
TATAMAGOUCHE, NS - Many friends and relatives in this community were shocked to learn
of the death of Arthur Bryden, at his home on Wednesday, January 20 1954. Rev. A. H. Sprooule
of Sedwick Memorial Presbyterian Church conducted the funeral service which was held Friday,
January 22, 1954. Pall Bearers were Harry R. Bryden, nephew; George Douglas, Ira Hayman and
Carl Wilson, neighbors of deceased. Interment was in Lockerby Cemetery.


OBIT       #      4445      –     HALIFAX         HERALD          –      28      JULY       2001
MANOS, Antonia "Toni" - 84, 301 MacDonald St., New Glasgow, died peacefully July 26, 2001,
in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Anavriti, Greece, she was a daughter of the late George and
Dimitra (Bagiokos) Katsihtis. She was a member of Saint Georges Greek Orthodox Church,
Halifax. She is survived by sisters, Stavroula Polimenakis and Vasiliki Stratigaki, Greece;
brothers, Peter Katsihtis, Greece; Louis Katsihtis, Florida; Spyros "Sam" Katsihtis, Greece;
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Manos; brothers,
Sarantos Katsihtis and Theodore Katshtis (Greece). Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9
p.m. Sunday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be 11 a.m.
Monday in Saint Georges Anglican Church, Temperance Street, New Glasgow, Father Theodores
Efthimiadis of Saint Georges Orthodox Church, Halifax and Rev. Bill White officiating. Burial
will follow in Lorne Street Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity
of choice.


OBIT       #    4446     –     EASTERN       CHRONICLE         –     12     MARCH         1929
The death occured Friday morning March 1st at his home, off Mountain Road, of DUNCAN
GREEN, after an illness of nearly two years,the last two months of which he was bedfast. The
late Mr. Green was 74 years of age. He was born at Green's Brook, and while still a young man ,
with his family moved to New Hampshire. He returned twenty-one years ago and for seven years
resided in New Glasgow, when he accepted the position of night attendant at the Pictou County
Asylum, Riverton. This position heheld for twelve years until illness compelled him to give it up
a year ago and he and Mrs. Green returned to their home here. The late Mr. Green was a quiet
unassuming man; he was most conscientious in the performance of his duties; while seeming to
have more than his share of trouble his faith was not shaken. A great grief came to Mr.and
Mrs.Green shortly after they moved to New Hampshire, when three of their children-twin girls,
aged 15 and a boy- 11 years were all drowned while bathing. The late Mr.Green is survived by
his widow, one son HECTOR,who was home just recently from Ashland, New Hampshire, and a
daughter RENA, Mrs.Phillip Vincent, New Hampshire. Six brothers and a sister also survive him.
They are:Charles, Hugh, and Robert of Lowell, Mass., William in New Haven; Kenneth in
Bedford; Thomas on the farm at Green's Brook, and Mrs.Cameron, of Lowell,Mass.


OBIT        #       4447       –      EVENING           NEWS        –      4     JULY       1976
Stellarton-Mrs.WILLIAM MacFARLANE, 80, of Rutherford Street, died Sunday in Aberdeen
Hospital. Born in Country Harbour Lake she was the former Nellie Fenton,daughter of the late
WILLIAM and ELIZABETH (Taylor) FENTON. She was a member of Christ Anglican Church,
Stellarton, and lived in Stellarton all her married life.Surviving are a son, JOHN, at home; four
daughters, CHRISTENA (Mrs. Leonard Richards), LINA (Mrs.Fan Henderson), both of New
Glasgow; DELLA (Mrs.Charles Williamson), Fredericton; BRENDA (Mrs.Don Deagle)
Stellarton; 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband
WILLIAM, and a son WILLIAM. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m.in Christ
Anglican Church.


OBIT       #     4448     –    HALIFAX        HERALD        –    13     DECEMBER          2003
O'HAGAN, Margaret Elizabeth "Margie" - 72, Churchville, passed away Friday, December 12,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late
Alexander and Violet Elizabeth (Hughes) Fraser. Margie was a member of the Churchville
Women's Institute. Surviving are daughters, Joanne (Brian) MacAulay, Mountville; Gail (Dennis)
McGee, Churchville; sons, Michael O'Hagan (Stephanie Atkinson), Halifax; Wayne (Rose)
O'Hagan, Churchville; sisters, Jessie McGrath, Halifax; Henrietta (Rodger) Demontigny,
Bamfield, B.C.; brother, Bill (Corrine) Fraser, Toronto, Ont.; grandchildren, Cindy, Robert,
Crystal, Kimberly, Rick, Bradley, Pam, Holly; great-grandchildren, John, Abby; special friends,
Charlene MacLean and Frances Cameron, who were a great help in time of need. She was
predeceased by her husband, Joseph Al O'Hagan; sister, Frances; brothers, John, Bob. Visitation
will be 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New
Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Archdeacon Robert Richmond
officiating. Interment in Churchville Cemetery. Donations in her memory to Canadian Cancer
Society.


OBIT      #     4449      –      PICTOU        ADVOCATE          –     20      APRIL        1988
Robert Charles Allen, 76, 252 James St., New Glasgow, formerly of Blue Mountain, Pictou
County, died Tuesday, Apr. 12 in Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in New
Glasgow, he was a son of the late Frank C. and Margaret Isobel (Stewart) Allen. He lived in New
Glasgow most of his life and was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Blue Mountain. He
was a member of the Pictou County Ostomy Association and was retired from Trenton Industries
Ltd., where he had worked as a gas welder. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Alice
Hadley; two sons, Robert, New Glasgow; Gary, Halifax; a brother, Fred, Blue Mountain; a sister,
Evelyn Nickerson, Stellarton; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice
MacInnis, Charlotte MacCulloch. Funeral service was held Friday, Apr. 15 at H.W. Angus
Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Lee McNaughton and Rev. Ken Stright officiating. Burial
was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.


OBIT       #      4450      –    HALIFAX          HERALD          –      20    JANUARY         2003
BOUDREAU (Miousse), Hilda - Pictou. It is with great sadness, that on January 17, 2003, in
Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, Hilda (Miousse) Boudreau passed away at the age of 88. Hilda
was a daughter of the late Fred and Emma (Cyr) Miousse. Hilda is survived by daughters, Martha
(Tom) Jamieson, Pictou; Isabel (Scott) Howie, Manitoba; son, Michael (Nancy), Pictou; loved
and remembered by grandsons, Scott (Michelle) and Gerry (Lisa) Jamieson, Michael Jr., Robert
(Kelly) and Christopher (Kim) Boudreau, Clint and Carl Howie; special great- granddaughters,
Alicia and Makayla Jamieson, Shelby Boudreau; brother, Harry (Cora) Miousse, Quebec. Hilda
was predeceased by her husband, Dennis on July 9, 1993; sisters, Lillie, Yvonne, Maria, Mary
Claire; brothers, Ernest, Jeremie, Reni. Mother was multi-skilled, a homemaker, caregiver, baker,
sewer, a real "Mrs. Fix-it". Many family and friends admired Mom's determination and ability to
make something out of nothing. Over the years friends would share in home-baked bread, great
tasting soups, stews, and of course her hand knitted treasures. Mother's strong faith in family and
friends provided her with the strength to fulfill her life. The efforts by so many who tried to help
her recapture memories have not gone unnoticed. Loving support by Mom's caregivers at the
Shiretown Nursing Home shall long be remembered. Mom was not only a former employee at the
home, she was the first employee admitted into the home. She was a part of their family, the bond
was special. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral
mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Father Peter
MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Shiretown Nursing Home, Activities, Alzheimer
Care Unit, or Staff. In Remembrance, MOTHER, God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not
to be. So he put his arms around you, And said "Come to Me". With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you slip away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden
heart stopped beating, Your hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He
only takes the best. Love, Martha, Isabel and Mike.


OBIT # 4451 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 JANUARY 2003
MacLAREN (Sinclair), Mary S. - 96, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Kings Head,
passed away Sunday, January 19, 2003, in the Villa. Born in Chance Harbour, she was a daughter
of the late Ernest and Jennie (Elliott) Sinclair. She was a school teacher having taught in rural
schools. She was a member of Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, was a member of the choir for
50 years and A.M.S. for 60 years. She was past Noble Grand and a member of Golden Link
Rebekah Lodge 2, Ladies Auxiliary to Canton Dryden 2, former member Ladies Auxiliary Little
Harbour Fire Department. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Evelyn MacLaren, Linacy;
grandchildren, Edward (Kim) and their children Amanda and Mitchell, New Glasgow; Debbie
(Gregory) Grant and their children Andrew, Ryan, and Allison, Newmarket Ont.; David (Tammy)
and their daughter Kilti, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband Edward; son, Neil;
sisters, Georgina MacNeil, Jean Sinclair; brother, David Sinclair. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Golden Link Rebekah Lodge will meet
at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday to hold their service. Funeral service 11 a.m.
Thursday in Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, Rev. Joanne Vines officiating. Burial in Church
Brook Cemetery. Donations may be made to Valley View Villa Bus Fund.
OBIT # 4452 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 JANUARY 2003
SHERWOOD, Helen Kathleen - 92, Abercrombie Road, New Glasgow, died Friday, January 17,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the
late Harry and Margaret (Moore) Mallory. She was a member of First United Baptist Church,
New Glasgow. Helen had been a homemaker most of her life and had worked as a secretary in
earlier years. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
Fred M. Sherwood; sisters, Greta, Margaret; brothers, Harold, Kenneth, Lloyd. Cremation has
taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at a later date in P. & K.
MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Leo Fletcher officiating. Interment of ashes will
be in Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John, N.B. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her
memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4453 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 JANUARY 2003
ARKENS, Mary - 88, Munroe Avenue Extension, Pictou County, died Sunday, January 19, 2003,
in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and
Josephine (Parsol) Wojcik. She had been a resident of Valley View Villa for the past two years
and was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. Mrs. Arkens is survived by daughters,
Mary MacDonald (Fulton), Munroe Avenue Extension; Nellie Guthro, Georgetown, P.E.I.; son,
Henry (Gloria), Westville Road; 11 grandchildren; sister, Julia MacDougall, Hamilton, Ont.;
brother, Peter Wojcik, British Columbia. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerard; son,
Gerard "Gerry"; brother, John. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m today in Eagles Funeral Home,
Westville, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Robert Richmond and Rev.
Bill White officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Valley.


OBIT # 4454 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 JANUARY 2003
BELL, Katherine Jean - 91, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, passed away January 20, 2003, in
the manor. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Cuthbert and Jean (Creelman)
Trotter. She was the wife of the late Dr. Adam Carr Bell. She is survived by sons, Dr. Adam Carr
(Diane) Bell, Dartmouth; Donald (Gen) Bell, Melmerby; grandchildren, Chris, Scott, Adam,
Susan; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her
brother, Wallace. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Lorne Street
Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova
Scotia.


OBIT # 4455 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 JANUARY 2003
CHENNELL, June - 75, New Glasgow, died January 20, 2003. Born in Pleasant Valley, she was
a daughter of the late James Robert Fraser and Irene (Dunbar) MacLeod. Surviving are her
husband, Frank; daughter, Shelley Chennell (Kenny Cyr); granddaughter, Chrysa; niece, Coreen
(Fraser) MacPherson; sister, Jacqueline (James) MacDonald; four nieces, four nephews. She was
predeceased by sisters, Florence Catherine Osborne, Audrey Irene Anderson; stepfather, W. John
MacLeod. Cremation has taken place. No visitation. Graveside service will be held in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in her memory to Canadian Cancer
Society. Arrangements entrusted to P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
OBIT # 4456 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 JANUARY 2003
FRASER, Donald Hugh "Don" - 84, 373 East River Rd., New Glasgow, died Tuesday, January
21, 2003, at his home. Born in Hopewell, Pictou Co., he was a son of the late D. Gray and Jean
Eva (Munro) Fraser. He was a member of Trinity United Church in New Glasgow and was
employed for over 35 years with Maritime Steel and Foundries. He was a veteran of the Second
World War and served with the R.C.A.F. from 1940 -1945, serving with the North Atlantic
Coastal Command Submarine Patrol. He was a charter member of the R.C.A.F. Association,
Stellarton, as well as the New Glasgow Lions Club, Curren Masonic Lodge 68, Hopewell, Mount
Lebanon Chapter 14, Pictou County Shrine Travel Club, other branches of the Masonic Lodge.
He was a quiet, gentle family man who will be greatly missed by his wife, the former Jean Stuart
Fraser formerly of Mount Thom; daughter, Brenda Mountain and her husband Tom, Lorne,
Pictou Co.; son, Stuart and his wife Barbara, Little Harbour; grandchildren, Laura, Lindsay and
Blair Mountain, Bryna and Ryan Fraser; niece, Shannon Hill, Devon, England; special cousins,
Dave MacLean, Hopewell; Buck MacLean, Riverton. He was predeceased by sister, Elsie.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H. W.
Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. A public memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in
Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, Lori Crocker Diaconal Minister officiating assisted by
Rev. Jim Webber-Cook. Burial of ashes will take place in St. Columba Cemetery, Hopewell, at a
later date. Family flowers only. donations in memory of Don may be made to Trinity United
Church, Pictou County Shrine Travel Club, c/o 159 Almont Ave., New Glasgow, NS B2H 3G8 or
any charity. May the winds blow softly with love, as you go "solo" to Heaven above. We were
blessed to have been part of your life. Your loving family.


OBIT # 4457 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 JANUARY 2003
CARTER, Joseph William - 82, Terrace Street, New Glasgow, formerly of Linacy, died Monday,
January 20, 2003, unexpectedly, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Sampsonville, St.
Peters, he was a son of the late Neil and Mary (MacPhee) Carter. He was a member of St. John
The Baptist Roman Catholic Church and St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church. At the age of 19
(1939) he volunteered for the Canadian Army (Royal Canadian Artillary-Field Division) and
served Canada during the Second World War in the North Atlantic area, United Kingdom, and
Continental Europe. At the age of 25 years (1945), he was wounded and fitted with an artificial
right leg. Following the war years, he was employed at Claritone, K and W Enterprises (Book
Binding), and the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires at Aberdeen Hospital, Nova Scotia Power
Corporation, and for most of his career, at the former Scott Paper Industries, Limited. He was a
devoted husband, father and grandfather. In his younger years, he was an active member of the
Linacy Fire Department. He was also a member of the local A.A. group, an association of which
he held in very high regard. He was also very fond of sports and was a strong Toronto Maple
Leaf's fan. He was a happy man who loved life and laughter and God. Surviving are his daughter,
Mary (James) Fraser, Munroe Avenue, Ext., New Glasgow; sons, John, Terrace Street, New
Glasgow; Adrian, Oakville, Ont.; grandson, Danny, Australia; granddaughters, Caitlin and
Meagan, Oakville; brother, Charles (Ann) Carter, St. Peters; numerous nephews and nieces. He
was predeceased by his wife, Lillian Johanna (Bray) Carter; granddaughter, Cindy; sisters,
Margaret, Eva; brother, Hugh. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, 10-
10:45 a.m. Saturday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Mass of Christian Burial will
be held 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, Father
Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Our Lady of Lourdes
Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to the War Amputations
Society of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society or Pictou County Food Bank.
OBIT # 4458 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 JANUARY 2003
LEADBEATER, Jessie Fraser - 93, New Glasgow, formerly of Westville, passed away Tuesday,
January 21, 2003, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of
the late Benjamin and Ella (Lorimer) Leadbeater. In her earlier years she worked at Sunshine
Laundry and later she worked at the Tourist Home, Stellarton Road, for many years. In her later
years she resided at Sunset Haven and later Glen Haven Manor. Miss Leadbeater was a member
of St. Paul United Church, Westville. She is survived by brothers, Burton and wife Donna,
Sudbury; Stewart and wife Aldona, Westville; several nieces and nephews. Miss Leadbeater was
predeceased by sisters, Lizzy Oxenham, Eileen MacLean, Eleanor Hilton, and Lula Lochead;
brothers, Ben and Harold. Visitation will be 3-5, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home,
Westville, where her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating.
Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville. Donations may be made to Glen Haven Manor.


OBIT # 4459 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 JANUARY 2003
McCULLY, Lillian Margaret - 92, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2003, in Williams Country
Homes, Hilden. Born in Nixon, N.B., May 1, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Manning and
Ada (O'Brien) Geldart. She was the oldest member of Debert Baptist Church, Debert and was a
lifetime member in the Debert community. She was a life member of the Missionary Society. She
is survived by children, Leonard (Buddy), Hantsport; Irene (Aubrey) Gratto, Masstown; Manning
(Myrna), Debert; Linda (Earl) McCurdy, Lantz; Priscilla (Eric) Jennings, Masstown; Everett
(Jean), Debert; Donna (Brian) Johnston, Windsor; nephews, Gerald and Arthur Fisher; 24
grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Geldart,
Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Sidney; son, Michael; daughter, Mae; three
grandchildren; brothers, Donis, Walter, Percy, Altie, Currie; sisters, Helen, Beulah, Lulu, Addie.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, both in Debert United Church, Debert,
Rev. John Smith officiating assisted by Rev. Donald MacQueen. A reception will follow the
funeral service in Debert Fire Hall. Burial will be at a later date in Main Road Cemetery, Debert
Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Debert Baptist Church Building Fund
or Victorian Order of Nurses.


OBIT # 4460 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 22 JANUARY 2003
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a loving husband, father, grandgather and
friend. Wayne Lawrence McGrath, 58, was born and raised in Stellarton and more recently
resided in the town of Pictou. He was th son of Helen (Rice) and the late Rufus McGrath. Besides
his mother, he is survived by his wife Judy (Porier) McGrath, four children, Michael McGrath,
Stellarton; Stephanie McGrath, Pictou; Sherri MacInnis, New Glasgow, and Shawn McGrath,
Halifax; three grandchildren, Martin McGrath, Michael McGrath Jr.; and Nolan MacInnis;
brothers Rufus McGrath Jr. of Moncton and Richard McGrath of Stellarton. Wayne worked for
may years as a store owner/operator; brick layer and was renowned as an expert bouncer. Those
who were fortunate enough to call him a friend would be quick to attest to his kindness and
generosity. Wayne was an avid fisherman and will be remembered for his love of this sport and
the outdoors. Besides his father Rufus, he was predeceased by his niece Nicole. Cremation has
taken place. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at H. C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Family flowers
only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
OBIT # 4461 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 JANUARY 2003
ARCHIBALD, Nellie Mae - 76, Sweets Corner, Hants Co., passed away Tuesday, January 21,
2003, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, surrounded by her loving family. Born August 15,
1926, in Windsor, Hants Co., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Minnie (Savage) Hines.
Prior to her marriage, she worked at the Nova Scotia Textile, Windsor. After her children had
grown, she then worked at the Kingsway Inn, Windsor. Nellie is survived by her husband of 54
years, Harleigh; daughter, Judith (Garry) Brown, Newport Corner; sons, Wayne (Kathy), St.
Croix; Stephen, Ontario; Jeff, Lower Sackville; daughter-in-law, Florene, Elmsdale; beloved
grandchildren, Kirby Brown, Julie (mark) Woodman, Jefferson, Joey, Liza, Matt, Jamie, Chris
and Bobbyee Archibald; much loved great- grandchildren, Zackery and Chelsea Woodman;
brother, Alfred "Buss" Hines, Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. She was predeceased by brothers,
James and Eric Hines; sisters, Clara Baker and Kay Bayers. Cremation has taken place. Visitation
will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 24, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St.,
Windsor, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, in the chapel, Rev.
Garnet Parker officiating. A reception to follow in Lindsay's Family Reception Centre. Interment
will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. On-line condolences and donations may be
made at: www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com "In Mum's memory, you can share a cup of coffee with
a friend, and always smile when you think of her".


OBIT # 4462 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 JANUARY 2003
SMITH (Canning), Coleen Ann - 44, passed away in Truro. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of
Frances (Thorne), Pictou and the late John Canning. Coleen will be remembered for her
willingness to help others and her love of poetry. She was a member of Stella Maris Roman
Catholic Church, Pictou. She is survived by her son, Jody, Halifax; brothers, Carl (Janet),
Halifax; Peter (Debbie), Thorburn; John (Vera), British Columbia; sisters, Theresa (Jimmy),
Pictou; Liz, Halifax; Linda, New Glasgow; Barbara, Ontario; Vivian (Tom), Ontario; Bernadette,
New Glasgow; Carolyn (Rob), British Columbia; Rosalie, New Glasgow; Marion (Willie), New
Glasgow; Debbie (Blake), Pictou; Heather (Michael), Halifax; many nieces and nephews; great-
nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home,
Pictou. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church,
Pictou, Rev. Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in her
memory may be made to Pictou County Mental Health Association Addiction Services or a
charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4463 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JANUARY 2003
CHISHOLM, Harold Thomas - 95, Westville, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2003, in Glen
Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late William and Mae
(Williams) Chisholm. He was an overseas veteran of the Second World War and was a member
of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35, Westville. He was also a long-time member of Scotia
Lodge No.11 I.O.O.F., Westville and a member of St. Paul United Church, Westville. He was a
chef at Pine Hill Divinity College. Harold was a very talented musician entertaining troops and
many others with his fine piano playing. He is survived by his foster sister, Josephine Richardson,
Orangeville, Ont., and locally by nieces, Mae MacNaughton, Dorothy Canning and Mary Lays, as
well as several other nieces and nephews throughout Canada. He was predeceased by sisters,
Dorothy Wilson, Margaret Starkey; brothers, John and Willard Chisholm. Visitation will be held
2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where her funeral will be held 2 p.m.
Sunday, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. Scotia Lodge I.O.O.F.
will hold a service at 6:15 p.m. today in the funeral home with the Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 35 service at 6:45 p.m. today.



OBIT # 4464 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JANUARY 2003
IRVING (Dalling), Hazel M. - Peacefully in Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ont., in her
87th year after a lengthy illness, Wednesday, January 22, 2003. Loving wife of the late Milton S.
Irving. Loving mother of Faye (recently moved from Moncton, N.B. to Kingston, Ont.) and Dr.
Susan Irving. Surviving are her sister, Mrs. Catherine Jerram, Bedford; nephews, James Jerram
and his wife Shirley, James "Timmy" Dalling; niece, Sherry MacDonald. She was predeceased by
her brother, James Dalling (New Glasgow). Funeral services took place in Kingston, Ont. A
private family interment will take place in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Moncton. For those
wishing, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Local arrangements
entrusted to Fairhaven Funeral Home.


OBIT # 4465 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JANUARY 2003
MacKENZIE, Rita Mary - 72, New Glasgow, died January 23, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in Hantsport, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Annie (Tracey) Hatchard.
Surviving are husband, Harold Weldon "Haddy"; daughters, Shirley (Mike) MacDonald; Donna
MacKenzie (Bob); sons, James "Jim" (Christine) MacKenzie, Weldon MacKenzie; sister, Nora;
four brothers; grandchildren, Diana, Jason, Michael, Andrea, Jessie; great-grandchildren, Ashley,
Jayden; several nieces, nephews. She was predeceased by one brother. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in The Salvation Army
Citadel, Westville, Capt. Jim Sinclair officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations to her family.


OBIT # 4466 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JANUARY 2003
McKENZIE, Neil Bernard - 84, Washington, died Thursday, January 23, 2003, in Seattle, Wash.
Born in Stellarton, Bernard was a son of the late Edward and Flora (MacDonald) McKenzie.
Surviving are sisters, Florence Stephenson and Pearl Buffett, both of New Waterford; Edna Akins
and Ester Blanchette, both of Ontario. Mr. McKenzie was predeceased by brothers, John, Rannie,
Bill, and sister, Evelyn. Cremation will take place. A funeral mass will be held in St. Bonaventure
Church, Calgary, on Thursday, January 30, at 11 a.m., with his nephew, Father William
Stephenson officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Saint Agnes Cemetery, New
Waterford.


OBIT # 4467 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 JANUARY 2003
TATTRIE (Mason), Dora Jane - 89, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, passed away Thursday,
January 23, 2003, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born July 2, 1913, in Amherst Head, she
was a daughter of the late Stevely and Hattie (Smith) Mason. Prior to moving to Truro, she was a
member of First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Dora and her late husband Gilbert of 61
years, always enjoyed doing things with their children and grandchildren. She is survived by her
son, Lloyd (Mary), New Glasgow; daughter, Carolyn (Jim) Croft, Truro; grandchildren, Kevin
Croft, Karen Anne (Darryl) Pierrynowski; two great grandchildren, Ben and Sam Pierrynowski;
sister, Joyce Hingley, Halifax; brother, Lloyd Mason, New Glasgow; nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert; brothers, Hilton, Layton and Jake. Cremation has taken
place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in St. George's
Anglican Church, Pictou Road, Bible Hill, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. A reception will
follow in the church hall. Burial will be held at a later date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens,
Pictou County. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your
choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro.


OBIT # 4468 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 23 JANUARY 1896
It is our sad duty to record the death of Anna FORSYTH, widow of the late Thomas Forsyth of
Providence, RI. Mrs. Forsyth was a daughter of the late Anthony Culton of Stellarton. She left her
native home for Providence in 1854. After remaining there six years, she married. She had a
family of three children, one of which died in Providence a few years ago, and the other two
survive her, both of which are married in Providence. She was one out of a family of eleven, of
which five are still living, viz.:- Mrs. John Fraser, New Glasgow and Mrs. colin Ferguson of
Pictou, David W. Culton, J.P. and James R. Culton of Stellarton, also Anthony Culton, of
Pennsylvania. She lived happily with her husband, until two or three years ago when death called
him home. She was highly respected and esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her
acquaintance, and died peacefully.


OBIT # 4469 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 JANUARY 2003
ANDERSON, Georgina Evelyn - 90, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Stellarton and
Abercrombie, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2003, in the Villa. Born in Stellarton, she was
the daughter of the late C.R. and Eliza ( Bowran) Baxter. Georgina lived her early life in
Stellarton until moving to Abercrombie in 1956 where she lived until 1984 when she became a
guest of the Valley View Villa. Her enjoyments were being a homemaker and knitting, tatting and
quilting for her family and friends. In earlier years, she was an active member of Christ Anglican
Church and the A.C.W. Georgina was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are daughters, Helen (Fred) Fisch, Ottawa; Phyllis (Philip) Thomas, Abercrombie;
sons, John (Mona), Halifax; Jerry (Dee), Westville; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip (1968). Her remains
will rest in the H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Visitation from 6-9 p.m. today.
Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date. Burial in Christ Church Cemetery at a later
date. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory may be made to the Valley View
Villa Bus Fund or to a charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the
H.C.MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.


OBIT # 4470 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 JANUARY 2003
BENSON (Saunders), Margaret Mae - 78, Church St. Villa, Pictou, died Friday, January 24,
2003, at home. Born in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Edna
(Sheppard) Saunders. In earlier years she worked at the Hometown Bakery, Pictou. She enjoyed
her weekly bingo games. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 16, Pictou
and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by daughters, Edna (Dan) Bowen,
Pictou; Donna (David) MacKaracher, Bayview; sons, Howard and Dougie, both of Edmonton,
Alta.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis (Bill) Graham, Scotsburn;
brother, Jack (Beulah) Saunders, Windsor. She was predeceased by her husband, George; son,
Buddy; sister, Gladys; brothers, Tom and Harry. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by
request. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, January 27, in McLaren's Funeral Chapel,
Pictou. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a
charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4471 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 JANUARY 2003
COLLINS, Doris Christine - 75, Dartmouth, died January 25, 2003, at home. Born in Scotsburn,
Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Mable (Murray) Shea. She is survived by
daughter, Edith Spencer and fiancé, Glendon Bellefontaine, Lawrencetown; son, Paul (Gail)
Collins, Dartmouth; brother, James (June) Shea, Halifax; former son-in-law, Gordon Spencer;
sister-in-law, Matilda Shea; grandchildren, Andrew, Sheldon and Natalie; nieces, Vicki,
Stephanie and Jan; nephews, Alan and Glen. She was predeceased by her husband, Foster;
brother, Lewis; nephew, David. In earlier years, Doris worked as a pharmacist and later became
involved in real estate sales and holdings. The United Church was an important part of her life.
She was well-known for her quick wit and sense of humour. Doris enjoyed winters in Florida for
the past 28 years, and summers at Brule Beach. Special thanks to Bertha Boyles and Joan
McCurdy. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home,
Dartmouth. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday in Port Wallis United Church, Rev. Ivan Greagan officiating.
Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society
or Port Wallis United Church.



OBIT # 4472 – EVENING NEWS – 18 JUNE 1983
EUREKA - MRS JAMES REID, of Lyons Brook, and formerly of Eureka, died Friday in the
Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Stellarton, she was a daughter of the late William E and Lina
(Atkinson) Grealey. Mrs Reid was a resident of Eureka for 16 years, prior to moving to Lyons
Brook four years ago. She was a member of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. Surviving
besides her husband, James W, are her stepmother, Mrs William Greely, Halifax; one daughter,
Cathy (Mrs Cliff Mason); one son, Allen, both of Riverton; 4 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Thelma
(Mrs Gerrard Sampson), Halifax; Winnifred (Mrs Gerald Pariseau), Montreal; Frances (Mrs
Barry Hould), New Brunswick; Helen (Mrs James Bartlett), New Jersey; 4 brothers, Garnet,
Herbert, William and Donald, all of Stellarton. The remains will rest at the H C MacQuarrie
Funeral Home with visiting commencing after 7 o'clock this evening. Visiting on Sunday will be
between 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 2pm from Christ
Anglican.


OBIT # 4473 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 25 DECEMBER 1915
Duncan MacIsaac One of the older residents of Pictou passed away on Wednesday morning with
the death of Duncan MacIsaac, for 22 years in the employ of J.A. Stalker & Co. Mr. MacIsaac
had twice been married but both his wives predeceased him. He leaves one son, Daniel, a
newsagent on the D.A.R. Railway. The funeral was held on Friday morning from the home of
Mrs. A.P.R. Stalker to Stella Maris Church and from there to the Catholic Cemetery. Mr.
Macisaac was a man of very fine character and much respected.


OBIT # 4474 – THE CASKET – 21 JANUARY 1897
McKINNON ---- At West Merigomish, on Friday the 15th inst., after a short illness, and fortified
by the last sacraments, Elizabeth, beloved daughter of the late Angus McKinnon and Catherine
McPherson, in the 61st year of her age. Hers was an obscure, unostentatious life, but none the
less precious in the sight of God. The large concourse of people present at her burial on the 17th
attested to her edifying life. May her soul rest in peace.


OBIT # 4475 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 10 FEBRUARY 1938
The death of Mrs. Colin Pearson occurred at her home in Stellarton on Feb. 1st. She was born in
Pictou 81 years ago and was a daughter of the late John Meagher. She is survived by three
children, Bernard and Katie (Mrs. Thompson) of Stellarton, and Nan (Mrs. McFarlane) of New
Glasgow. The funeral mass was held in Stella Maris Church, Pictou, on Thursday morning and
she          was          buried           in           the          Catholic        cemetery.
[Lucy Meagher Pearson was the daughter of John F. Meagher and Catherine McDonald. Her
husband Colin, who died in 1917, was a tailor and Stellarton fireman.]


OBIT # 4476 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 21 JULY 1908
One of the best known residents of Pictou, John I. Meagher, died early Wednesday morning, and
the funeral which was attended by a large number of friends, took place on Friday afternoon.
Deceased was 61 years of age. He leaves a widow, four sons, John, James, Dan and Sim, and
one daughter, Mrs. Fred Germain. A second daughter (Fanny) who was the wife of Mr. Dan. O.
McDonald, I.C.R. brakeman, died a few years ago. "Dougal," as the deceased was best known to
the people of this county, had a personality all his own, which will not soon be forgotten by those
who were acquainted with him. He had been confined to his home for almost a year, a victim to
paralysis.


OBIT # 4477 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 28 SEPTEMBER 1933
The death of Mrs. Minnie Doyle MacDonald occurred at her home on West Water Street at five
o'clock on Thursday afternoon, September 21. She was 73 years of age and had spent the greater
part of her life in Pictou, where she had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a
devout member of Stella Maris Church. A nephew, Thomas Doyle, of Little Harbor, is the only
near relative surviving her. The funeral was held on Saturday morning from the home of John A.
Meagher, Prince Street, to Stella Maris Church with interment taking place in the Roman Catholic
cemetery.


OBIT # 4478 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 21 APRIL 1922
The funeral of Mrs. Louise Doherty, widow of the late Edward Doherty, took place on
Wednesday forenoon, April 19, from her late residence, Front Street, to Stella Maris church,
thence to the Catholic Cemetery. Interment was in the family plot and the funeral was largely
attended, showing the high esteem in which this aged lady was held. Many friends from adjacent
towns came to do her honor. The solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Father
DeCoste. She had all the consolations her holy faith affords. Mrs. Doherty's maiden name was
Louise Meagher. She was a daughter of Edward Meagher, who was among the first Irish
Catholic settlers coming from the south of Ireland. Her mother was a Dublin lady. Her parents
were married in Halifax about one hundred years ago. Besides the deceased they had two
daughters, Ellen and Martha, and five sons, Henry, John, Charles, Wallace and Herbert. The
latter is the only surviving member of the family and is a resident of San Francisco, Cal. Mrs.
Doherty was born in Pictou about 78 years ago. As a woman she towered high over other women
in strength and dignity of character. Her family were always friends to the poor Indians and she
did not forget them in her will. May her joys be eternal in the mansions of bliss, and perpetual
light shine upon her.


OBIT # 4479 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 JANUARY 2003
MacDOUGALL, Lois Ann - (September 20, 1941 - January 25, 2003). Passed away peacefully
January 25, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. Lois
was born September 20, 1941, in Thorburn, to Mrs. Elizabeth (Kahout) Murphy and the late
William T. Murphy. She is survived by her beloved children, Brenda, Stellarton; John, Thorburn;
Jenny, Halifax; Marylou (Erik Walst), Stellarton; Cheryl, Stellarton; also by her precious
grandchildren, Jonathan and Mila. Besides her mother, Lois is survived by her sister, Mary (Doug
Odo), Thorburn; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Donnie. Also survived
by former husband, John MacDougall, Thorburn. In addition to being devoted to her children and
grandchildren, Lois was also a devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where
she was a member of the Funeral Committee, the Intercessory Prayer Group, a proud RCIA
sponsor, and a Cursillistas. Lois was an intermittent employee at Goodman's Co. Ltd. throughout
the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Mom will be remembered for her grace and generosity, as well as her
compassion, which was the essence of her faith. Remains will be resting in H.W. Angus Funeral
Home with visiting on Tuesday, January 28, at 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral to be held 11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 29, in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stellarton. Interment to take
place in the spring at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Thorburn. Family flowers only. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association
or The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.


OBIT # 4480 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 SEPTEMBER 1962
Westville - Gus R. Roy, 74, well known Church Street Resident, died Tuesday night at Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was the son of the late John R. & Jane
(MacDonald) Roy. A plumber & pipe fitter by trade, he operated his own plumbing business for
20 years after being employed with several firms in Pictou County. Mr. Roy was a member of St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church, an elder of the Kirk Session for 32 years, on the board of
managers for 25 years, in which most of that time he was chairman. He was Past Chancellor &
life member of Maple Leaf Lodge #21, Knights of Pythias. He and his wife, the former Ethel
Hayman celebrated their golden anniversary earlier this year. Besides his wife he is survived his
mother, two sons, Vincent, with the Canadian Army, Oakville, Ontario; John, New Glasgow;
eight grandchildren; two sisters, Viola (Mrs. Donald Hayman); Katherine (Mrs. Moore
Thompson), both in Westville; three brothers, Leonard & William, Westville; John, Calgary. A
sister Ann (Mrs. Claude Betts) died last year. His body is at the home on Church Street.



OBIT # 4481 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 JANUARY 1972
Abercrombie - John Charles Dunbar, 52, of Abercrombie, died Sunday in Abercrombie. Born in
Abercrombie, son of Janet (Logan) & the late George Dunbar, he was employed with Hawker
Sideley. Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Catherine Muirhead, two sons, Kenneth Wade
& Charles Blake, both at home; four sisters, Irene (Mrs. John MacLean), New Glasgow; Mary
(Mrs. John Earl), Hamilton; Marge (Mrs. John Rendle), Westville; Gene (Mrs. Frank
MacKenzie), New Glasgow; three brothers, Clarence, William & George, all of Abercrombie. He
was predeceased by his father & two brothers, Dan & James. The body is at the R.H. Porter
Funeral         Home,          New          Glasgow,          where         the           funeral
will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery.


OBIT # 4482 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 FEBRUARY 1979
Westville - Allan Burton Connors, 61, of Park Street, Westville died Friday in Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was the son of Bert & the late Annie (MacMillan) Connors.
He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Westville & served actively in all its branches. He
was a former Town Council member & a member of the Board of School Commissioner. He was
a past member of Western star #50 Af & Am, and also past patron of Westville Chapter #24,
Order of the Eastern Star. At the time of his retirement, he was employed by Atlantic Wholesalers
(R. MacGregor), Amherst. Surviving besides his father are his wife, the former Helen Stewart;
three daughters, Barbara (Mrs. John Cameron), Westville: Edna (Mrs. Ed macDonald), St. John's;
Susan,      at   home;      one     son,     Thomas,      Ottawa;    six   grandchildren;    two
sisters, Lila (Mrs. Harry Steele) & Maureen (Mrs. Charles Roddick), both of Westville; one
brother Robert, St. John's. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Nancy & one brother,
Vernon. The body is at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in
St. Paul's United Church, Westville, Rev. W. Grandy officiating. Burial will be in the Auburn
Cemetery, Westville. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation.


OBIT # 4483 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MARCH 1987
Westville - Mrs. Ethel Roy, 94, Church Street, Westville died Sunday in Glen Haven Manor, New
Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of the late John D. & Flora (MacQuarrie)
Hayman. She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westville, Barbara
MacKenzie Auxiliary & Murray Temple Pythian Sister. She was the last surviving member of a
family of nine. She is survived by two sons, Vincent, Oakville, Ontario; John, Westville; eight
grandchildren & nine great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Gus; an
infant son; five sisters, Mary MacDonald; Effie Cunningham; Maggie Hadfield; Annie Reid &
Florence Muir; three brothers, Archie, Donald & Jack. The body is in Eagles Funeral Home,
Westville. Visiting hours are 2-4 & 7-9, Tuesday. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Rev. James Grant officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale
Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Izaak Walton Killam
Hospital for Children


OBIT # 4484 – HALIFAX HERALD = 6 OCTOBER 1998
Darroch, John Patterson - 81, Fox brook Road, died Sunday, October 4, 1998 in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son if the late Allan & Hannah (Court)
Darroch. He was a coal miner for 44 years and was a member of St. Paul's United church,
Westville. He was an avid hunter & fisherman and enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. John is
survived by his wife, the former Jean Miller; daughters, Audrey (Mrs. Dennis Reid); Gloria (Mrs.
Henry Arkens), Westville; Viola (Mrs. Curtis Richards), Truro; Joan (Mrs. Terry MacNeil), New
Glasgow; sons, John James (wife Linda), Westville; Garfield (wife Anne), New Glasgow;
thirteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Audrey (Mrs.
Alex Dogett); and Esther (Mrs. Vernon DeMings), Green Hill; brother, James) wife Eleanor),
Stellarton. He was predeceased by grandson, Rich; sisters, Elizabeth, Mae Marshall, Viola
MacDonald; brothers, Henry, Garfield, Andrew, Sidney, Allan Jr. & George. Visitation will be
today 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, from where the funeral service will be
held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Joseph Lefave officiating. Interment will be in Auburn
Cemetery, Westville. Donations in his may be made to St. Paul's Unite Church, Westville.


OBIT # 4485 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 JULY 1994
Darroch, Gilbert Scott - 88, South Main Street, Westville, died July 29, 1994 in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was the son of the late William & Hannah
(MacKinnon) Darroch. He was employed as a mine mechanic at Thorburn Mines until his
retirement. He was an adherent to St. Paul's United Church, Westville and a member of Maple
Leaf Lodge 21, Knights of Pythias. He is survived by his wife, the former Reta Gourley, two
daughters, Lois (Mrs. John Whitehouse), Bridgewater; Sandra (Mrs. William Gammell),
Moncton, N.B., seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren; brother Reggie, Stellarton. He
was predeceased by two sisters, Janet Stewart & Muriel Boutilier. Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9
today at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where a lodge service will be at 6:30 p.m. tonight &
where funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial
Gardens.


OBIT # 4486 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 DECEMBER 1995
Roy - Jessie MacDonald - 94, Hoyt Street, Westville, died, December 12, 1995 in the Glen Haven
manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was the daughter of the late John & Janet (Scott)
MacCuish. She was a member of St.Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westville; Crystal Fountain
Rebekah Lodge 11, Westville & Murray Temple Pythias Sisters. Surviving are son Clyde,
Guelph, Ontario; five grandchildren, & seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by
husband William, daughter Edna MacKenzie; son Sidney; sisters, Janet Earle; Mary Wilson;
Agnes Flemming, Rachel Hale, Jean Hale; brother, Angus MacCuish and half-brothers, Allan,
William & Jack Darroch. Funeral 2 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, Rev. Bruce
Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville.


OBIT # 4487 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 JULY 1996
MacDonald, Viola (Vi) - The death of Mrs. Viola (Vi) MacDonald, 83 of Alma, Pictou Co.,
occurred peacefully Friday evening, July 19, 1996 at her home. Born in Westville, she was a
daughter of the late Allan & Hannah (Court) Darroch. She was a member of The Green Hill-
Alma United Church and a life member of the Alma - Green Hill Women's Institute. She was an
associate member of the United Commercial Travellers. She and her husband recently celebrated
their 64th wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband Sam, daughters, June (Mrs. Bob
Rosborough), Alma; Barbara (Mrs. Mrs. Frank Murray), Lower Sackville; grandsons, Larry
Rosborough, Sylvester; Brian Rosborough, Toronto; Troy Murray, Lower Sackville; great-
grandsons, Jake & Luke Rosborough. She is also survived by sisters, Esther (Mrs. Vernon
DeMings) and Audrey (Mrs. Alex Doggett), both of Green Hill; brothers, John, Westville:
Jimmie, Plymouth. She was predeceased by sister, Mae Marshall; brothers, Andrew, Sid, Allie,
George, an infant sister and infant brothers. The funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m.
from Green Hill-Alma United Church, Rev. Jeanne Stright officiating. Burial will be in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home.


OBIT # 4488 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 MARCH 1997
Hale, Clarence Cecil - 84, North Street, Westville, passed away Friday March 7, 1997 in Glen
Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, He was the son of the late George T. & Rachel
(Darroch) Hale. He was an adherent of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westville. He was
employed for many years by the Drummond Coal Co., and at the time of his retirement he was
employed by the Town of Westville. He served for 41 years with the Westville Fire Department,
retired as Captain and was an honorary member. Until his illness, he was an active member of the
Knights of Pythias as well as a faithful member and worker for the Pictou Liberal Association.
He is survived by sons Struan & wife Beverly, Truro; Clarrie & wife Pat, Miramichi, N.B.;
Hughie & wife Mary Anita, Westville; daughter, Lois & husband Gerald Arnold, Bedford;
daughter-in-law, Anne Hale, Westville; brother Bert, Westville, 14 grandchildren, great-
grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ethel Wadden; son Arthur; grandson
Todd; brother Daniel & sister Eleanor MacLeod. Funeral arrangements are incomplete &
entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home, Westville. Family flowers only and donations may be
made       to     the     Heart      &     Stroke     Foundation       of      N.S.    or      a
charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4489 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 DECEMBER 1993
Cameron, Janet C. - 82, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Stellarton, died
December       12,      1993     in     the   Manor.           Born      in     Stellarton,    she
was the daughter of the late Clarence & Agnes (Darroch) Flemming. She was a long time
resident of Stellarton also having lived in New Glasgow for a number of years, and a long time
employee with the Goodman company, New Glasgow. She was a member of First Presbyterian
Church, New Glasgow. She is survived by son Frank, Dartmouth; daughter, Beverly (Mrs. Fred
Miles), Sidney; two sisters, Lois Semple; Edna Gillis; both of Stellarton; brother, Bill Flemming,
Stellarton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband,
Harvey; brother, Max; two sisters, Isobel & Eileen. Visitation from 2-4 & 7-9 today at H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral, Wednesday, 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church,
Stellarton, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery and
donations may be made to heart & stroke Foundation of N.S.


OBIT # 4490 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 AUGUST 1995
Stewart, Susan Viola - 76, formerly of Westville, died July 31, 1995 in Queens Nursing Home,
Minto, N.B. She was a daughter of the late Daniel & Edna (MacLeod) Stewart. She was a
member of St. Paul's United Church, Westville. Surviving are a daughter, Heather (Mrs. Jud
Dunbar, Minto; two grandsons; sisters, Mary (Mrs. Wilbur Wallace); Annie (Mrs. John Wright);
Florrie (Mrs. Allan Darroch); Helen (Mrs. Allan Connors), Westville; Alice (Mrs. Purdy Wilson),
Moncton; Edna (Mrs. Robert Lauchlin), Simco, Ontario; brother, John, Westville. She was
predeceased by sisters, Margaret (Darroch), Gladys (Forbes); brothers, Victor, Basil & Alvin.
Visitation 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, both in Eagles Funeral Home,
Westville. Burial in St. Phillip's Cemetery


OBIT # 4491 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MAY 1986
Upper Plymouth - Mrs. James Fraser, Upper Plymouth, Pictou Co., died Tuesday in Aberdeen
Hospital in New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was the former Jean Stewart and the daughter
of Victor & the late Janet (Darroch) Stewart. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church,
Westville. She is survived by her husband James, two daughters, Donna, Antigonish; Janet, at
home; two sisters, Shirley (Mrs. Sonny Kerr); Muriel (Mrs. Ronald Kennedy Jr.), both of
Westville; three brothers, Herbert, Ottawa; Don, Edmonton & Bill, Red Deer, Alberta. The body
is in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday in St. Paul's United
Church, Westville, Rev. Harold King officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery West.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity.


OBIT # 4492 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 APRIL 1998
Kennedy, Ronald Hughes - 51, Water Street, Westville, died April 1, 1998 in Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Sadie (Hughes) Kennedy, Westville & the
late Ronald J. Kennedy. He was a life long resident of Westville and a member of St. Paul's
United Church, Westville. He was steadily employed for 33 years with Trenton Works. He was
a member of the Westville Department for 23 years and was a member of Western Star Masonic
Lodge. He was involved in sports, especially hockey and was a former member of the Old
Timer's Hockey League. Surviving are his wife, the former Muriel Stewart; daughters, Colleen
(Mrs. Paul MacKenzie), River Road, Plymouth; Tracy, Westville; a granddaughter; brother Brian,
Linacy; sister, Sylvia Muir, Dartmouth; two nieces; three nephews. Visitation 2-4 & 7-9 today in
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul's United Church,
Westville, Rev. Joseph Lefave officiating. Burial to follow in Auburn Cemetery.


OBIT # 4493 – HALIFAX HEALD – 9 JUNE 1997
Cameron (Connors), Barbara Jean - at the age of 53, Barbara Jean (Connors) Cameron, Westville,
died peacefully at home with her family at her side. She was a daughter of Helen Connors,
Westville, and the late Allan B. Connors. She was an active member of St. Paul's United Church,
where she was an active member of the Bithiah unit of the United Church Women. She also
belonged to the Westville Chapter #24, Order of the Eastern Star; the United Commercial
Travellers and attended the After Five Club in the county. Until her illness, she was an active
member of the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary. She had previously been director of The Early
Childhood Education Program in the Town of Westville. She is survived by her husband, John
Keith; her daughter Terry Bowden and grandson Chase, Westville; daughter Shelly Field &
husband Todd and granddaughter Madison Barbara, Halifax; son Rob, Ottawa. She was
predeceased by Terry's twin sister, Heather Lynn Chislett and her son, Joshua Keith; Terry's
daughter, Katrina Jean Ann on November 26, 1987. She is also survived by brother Tom & wife
Denise, their children, Allan & Desiree; sister, Edna & husband Edward MacDonald, their
children, Kevin & Cheryl, all of Ottawa; sister Susan Connors, Westville. Her remains will be
resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held on
Tuesday at 2p.m. in St. Paul's United Church, Rev. Joseph Lefave officiating. Burial will take
place at Auburn cemetery, Westville. The order of the Eastern Star will hold funeral services,
today at 6:30p.m. in the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Education Fund of the
Emergency                                                                          Department,
Aberdeen Hospital or the Cancer Clinic, QEII, Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.


OBIT # 4494 – UNKNOWN PAPER – JANUARY 1945
There passed away following a sudden heart attack at Victoria General Hospital Halifax,N.S.
Jan.11 th. 1945 ,Mrs Emma Stewart,at the age of 74 years. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Smith of Granton N.S. and came to Westville as the young bride of the late Robert
W.MacDonald, two daughters of this union predeceased her. A son,Wilfred MacDonald of
Halifax is left to mourn the loss of a fond and loving mother. Her second husband the late Robert
Stewart predeceased her several years ago. Surviving her are three sisters,Mrs Absalom
MacKinnon,{Linda}Moncton,N.B. Miss Bessie Smith of Boston,Mass. and Mrs.Wm. S.
Emery{Minnie} Westville, two brothers,Simeon Smith,Sylvester,and Wm.H.Smith, Westville.


OBIT # 4495 – HAND WRITTEN – 25 MARCH 1921
The death took place from sleeping sickness yesterday of James W. Smith, of Stellarton Road,
near Westville. He was a comparatively young man. He had only been ill for about a week. This
is the first case of sleeping sickness in the County has has proved fatal. He was born at Grafton,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Smith. A few years ago he married Miss Arnold of Westville,
and is survived by his wife and several small children. Interment takes place Tuesday in St.
Phillip's cemetery.


OBIT # 4496 – HAND WRITTEN – FEBRUARY 1941
Mrs. Susanna Morrissey, of Stellarton, N.S. died today at St. Joseph's Hospital, after a long
illness, in her 54th year. Since last May, Mrs. Morrissey had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. C.L.
Tucker, of 303 Hale Street. The body will be forwarded tonight from the Harrison & Skinner
funeral home to Stellarton, where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon. (This is
Susanna (nee Arnold), her first marriage was to James William Smith)


OBIT # 4497 – EVENING NEWS – 18 JULY 1957
GRANTON - Simeon Smith, a long-time and well-known resident of Granton, passed away on
Wednesday morning around 9:30 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
William Conley, Alma Highway, with whom he had been residing for eight years. Mr. Smith was
93 last March and was born at Moser River. He came to Granton to live at the age of 10. He
worked for a number of years at the Drummond shipping pier and on the surface for the
Intercolonial Coal Company Limited. He was twice married. His first wife predeceased him 57
years ago, and his second wife eight years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Ella (Mrs. Prosper
Marshall), Red Rock, Ontario: Jane (Mrs.) Alex Stewart), Scarboro, Ont.: and Sadie (Mrs.
Conley), Alma Highway; one son, Frank, Hanmon, Ont.; 13 grandchildren; 50 great-
grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a half sister, Mrs. William Emery, Ballarat St.,
Westville. Two sons predeceased him: James, Westville, and Charles, following wounds
received in World War I. The remains will rest at M. and Mrs. Conley's home, from where the
funeral will be held. The time has not been announced, pending word from relatives. Rev. Joseph
Cathcart will officiate.


OBIT # 4498 – MISSION, BC - 1992
JAMES W. SMITH, Mission, B.C. – 1914 –1992 He is survived by his wife, Mildred, his sister
Margaret,                      children,                     grandchildren                      and
great grandchildren. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donation to a charity of your choice.
(He is the son of the late James William Smith . He was born in Bearbrook, NS).


OBIT # 4499 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 JANUARY 2003
LAMEY, Willard Daniel - 32 Kensington Ave., Stellarton, went peacefully to God surrounded by
family and friends on Sunday, January 26, 2003. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Alex
and Catherine (Beaton) Lamey. He was raised in Westville, spending most of his life in
Stellarton, where he was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. He served
overseas during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was employed with
C.N.R. for 38 years, fist as a brakeman and later on as manager of the C.N. Employee Assistance
Program, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Admiral Murray Branch of the Royal
Canadian Naval Association, as well as being active in A.A. for over 50 years, Pictou County
Food Bank and St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was an avid skier. He is survived by daughter,
Pam (Jamie) Morrison, Stellarton; sons, Gerald MacCabe, Lacolle, Que.; Dan (Rita), Miami, Fla.;
Dennis, Stellarton; Tom, Halifax; grandchildren, Daniel, Kelsey, Catherine, Jill, William, Sarah
Grace; brothers, Jim (June), Quebec; Ken (Mary), Riverview, N.B.; Larry (Carol), Bayfield;
Donnie (Connie), Charlottetown; Bernie (Keddy), New Glasgow; Leo (Glenda), Westville;
sisters, Mary (Don) O'Connor, Truro; Celia Millan, Westville; Loretta MacLean, Hammonds
Plains; Linda (Dave) Sorel, Brierly Brook; Liz Purcell, Hamilton; many nieces and nephews. He
was predeceased by his wife, Mary "Irene" Lamey; sister, Theresa. His remains will rest in H.C.
MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with visiting 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Thursday. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic
Church, Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers
only. Donations in memory of Willard may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Pictou
Food Bank. Willard was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who gave willingly of
himself to all who needed him. We will miss you Pupa.


OBIT # 4500 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 JANUARY 2003
DODGE, Marie Kathleen - 118 Oliver Rd., Westville, passed away Friday, January 24, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Foxbrook, Pictou Co., she was the daughter of the late
John James and Catherine Agnes (MacLean) Salter and the last surviving member of her
immediate family. She attended Westville and New Glasgow schools, Provincial Normal College,
and St. F.X. University and was an elementary school teacher until her retirement having taught
mostly in New Glasgow (Acadia School) and various other schools in the county. She was a
member of St. Paul's United Church, Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge, Past Noble Grand,
Westville and Area Garden Club, Heritage Club, Retired Teachers Association, After 5 Club,
Clan MacLean, and The Arthritis Society. She was predeceased by her husband, James; brothers,
Howard and James and wife Hazel. She is survived by nieces, Arleigh (Al) Warren, Debbie
(Donald) Turner, Collen Salter; nephews, Gerald, Jack, Wayne (Donna), Glenn (Carla) Salter;
grandnieces, Catherine (Andre) Perusse, Elizabeth Turner, Meghan and Marie Salter, Ronna
Salter; sister-in-law, Audrey Salter. Her funeral was held 2 p.m. Monday in Eagles Funeral
Home, Westville, Rev. Scott Hillier officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.


OBIT # 4501 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 JANUARY 2003
McLEAN, Anita Louise - 39, MacPherson's Mills, Pictou Co., passed away Sunday, January 26,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Alex
and Shirley (Kehoe) Park, Park Falls Road, MacPherson's Mills. She had been a resident of
MacPherson's Mills and Moose River all of her life. Anita was a member of Union Presbyterian
Church, Thorburn. Besides her parents, surviving are daughters, Laura and Brenda-Dale, at home;
sisters and brothers, Sherri MacLeod (John Dewtie), Arden (Ricky) Ehler, Kirby (Karen) Park,
Brenda (Keith) MacLean, Blair Park (Marolyn Avery), all of MacPherson's Mills; 17 nieces and
nephews; one great-niece. Anita was predeceased by one nephew and brother-in-law, Jamie
McLean. Her remains will rest at the home of her parents, Alex and Shirley Park, 100 Park Falls
Rd., MacPherson's Mills from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A private family graveside service will be
held Wednesday in MacPherson's Mills Cemetery, Rev. Glen MacDonald officiating. Family
flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to Laura and Brenda-Dale McLean's
Register Education Savings Plan or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the
direction of H. W. Angus Funeral Home.


OBIT # 4502 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JANUARY 2003
BOARD, Leonard "Gwyn" - 79, Little Harbour, Pictou Co., formerly of Wales, U.K., passed
away peacefully Sunday, January 26, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Wales,
he was a son of the late Leonard and Sara Board. He was a member of the Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch No. 34, New Glasgow. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the
British Navy. He was an engineer with Parson Co. and taught at the Pictou County Vocational
School. Gwyn had a great love for his dogs and wildlife. Surviving are his wife, the former Carol
MacDonald, New Glasgow; daughters, Carol (David) Hann and Linda (Viv) Colley; sons,
Richard (Linda), Paul (Francis), Colin (Debbie), Chris (Jane), Steven (Tracy), all of Wales; Nigel
(Donna), Saltsprings, Pictou Co.; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his former
wife, Maureen Board, Wales. He was predeceased by sister, Marjorie (Board) Der (Wales). The
Board family would like to express their sincere thanks to the fifth floor nursing staff and sincere
gratitude to Dr. Forbes and Dr. Savior for their kindness and compassion during our father's
hospital stay. A special thank you to special neighbors, John and Nancy Baldwin, whose kindness
to our father will never be forgotten. There will be no visitation by request of the deceased. A
private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Pictou County S.P.C.A. Arrangements are under the direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home,
Little Harbour.


OBIT # 4503 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JANUARY 2003
DeYOUNG, John Angus - 78, Coldbrook Drive, Sydney, formerly of Grant Street, New
Glasgow, died Monday, January 27, 2003, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in
New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Benoit) DeYoung. He was a member of
First United Baptist Church, New Glasgow, the Men's Brotherhood and was a former trustee.
John had been a professional painter and enjoyed woodworking. He will be remembered for his
fudge, baking, generosity and love of family. Surviving are son, Rev. Bruce (Linda), Sydney;
sisters, Jean (Albert) Clyburn, New Glasgow; Cecelia (Michael) Sager, Westville; Blanche
Fraser, Westville; brothers, Elmer (Ann), New Glasgow; Weldon "Wally" (Chris), Stellarton;
Ralph (Bubby), New Zealand; grandchildren, Amanda, Shari, John-Barry and Jennie Lin; four
great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by son, Barrie; sisters,
Margaret, Dollena, Alice, Agnes; brothers, Joseph, Louis, Patrick, Bert, Frank. Visitation will be
7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in First United Baptist Church, Rev. Leo Fletcher
officiating. Interment will be in Stormont Cemetery, Stormont.




OBIT # 4504 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JANUARY 2003
FERGUSON, Norman Henry - 89, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of 121 Pleasant
St., Stellarton, passed away peacefully Monday, January 28, 2003, surrounded by his loving
family in the manor. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of the late James R. and Isabelle
(Cummings) Ferguson. He had been a resident of Stellarton all of his life where he was a member
of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. Norman was employed as a locomotive engineer for 43
years and was the secretary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen for many
years. He was a member of Fuller Lodge 5, Stellarton, where he was Past Noble Grand. He was
on the first Town of Stellarton Heritage Committee. Norman enjoyed his family, history of
Stellarton, genealogy and locomotives. He was the last surviving member of his immediate
family. Surviving are his wife, the former Beatrice O'Brien, Stellarton; daughters, Isabelle
(Adrian) Pearson, Stellarton; Geraldine Goodyear, Westville; sons, James (Heather) Ferguson,
Stellarton; Norman (Jean) Ferguson, Stellarton; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; several
nieces. He was predeceased by brothers, John and Knight. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today
in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in
First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton, Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial will be in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory may be made to Glen Haven Manor
Bus Fund or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4505 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 JANUARY 2003
MacMILLAN, Charles Elween - 78, Maple Street, Pictou, passed away January 27, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born January 22, 1925, on Pictou Island, he was a son of the
late William D. and Annie J. (MacLean) MacMillan. His loves were the water, boats, fishing and
sports. He fished for 56 years and ran the Pictou Island Ferry from 1966-1989. He was a member
of the Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star I.O.O.F. Lodge 1, Pictou. Charles is survived by his
wife of 28 years, the former Margaret Foance; daughters, Sandra (John) Knowles, Pictou; Anne
(John) Chambers, Durham; Deborah (Les) Avery, Pictou; sons, Jackie, Alberta; Ross, at home;
stepdaughters, Norma (Ross) Baillie, Halifax; Peggy (Kelvin) MacIsaac, Newfoundland; eight
grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren;
sisters, Verna Rankin, Hilda (Jim) Blackie, Ethel, all of Pictou; Nina (Fraser) Matheson, Quebec;
Rita Quinn, Winnipeg. He was predeceased by daughter, Jean Marcella, in infancy; brothers,
Arnold and John, Pictou; Lorne, Pictou Island; Alexander in infancy; sister, Hughena Mae in
infancy. No visitation by request. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Seaview
Cemetery, Rev. Kenneth Stright officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory
may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the direction of
McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou. " A light in our life has gone out, but it will remain in our
hearts forever".


OBIT # 4506 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 29 JANUARY 2003
The death of Lois B. Charlton, 75, of Forge St., Trenton occurred at the Hamilton General
Hospital, Hamilton, ON on Jan. 14, 2003 after a brief illness. Born in Four Mile Brook, she was
the daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Creighton) Brown. Besides her parents she was predeceased
by her husband Edward Charlton. She is survived by daughters Nancy Dunn, Hamilton, ON;
Rose McArthur, High River, AB; granddaughter Chesley; three sisters Elinor Oulton, O'Leary,
PE; Greta (John) Ward, Westville and Marylyn (Darrell) MacLeod, Valley, Colchester Co. She
was predeceased by brothers Alex, Fraser, Victor, Howard and a brother in infancy. The funeral
was held at St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church, Hamilton, ON with Canon Bill Thomas
officiating. A graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery, Trenton with Rev. Jim Chisholm
officiating.


OBIT # 4507 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 JUNE 1980
NEW GLASGOW - Mrs. Ivan DeLong, 64, of 341 Victoria Ave., New Glasgow, died Monday,
June 23, at home. Born in New Glasgow, the former Jean Haggart, she was a daughter of the late
Stuart and Isabel (Duff) Haggart. She was an assistant at Canada Manpower Centre, a member of
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and a member of the Ladies Guild. She was a veteran of the
Royal Canadian Air Force and a past prresident of Branch 34, Royal Canadian Legion. Surviving
besides her husband are two sisters, Christine (Mrs. Harold Cullen), New Glasgow; and Donalda
(Mrs. Lauchie Mitchell), Berwick; four brothers, Garfield, in Aylmer, QC; Ian, Montreal;
Allistair, Holland and Graeme, Moncton. The body is in the R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New
Glasgow. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Rev. Bruce Robertson officiating, with burial in Lorne St. Cemetery. Donations may be made to
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.


OBIT # 4508 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 AUGUST 1984
NEW GLASGOW - W. Ivan DeLong, 67, of 341 Victoria Avenue, New Glasgow, died Tuesday,
August 14 in the Aberdeen Hospital. Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late George and
Susan DeLong. He was a retired employee of V8 Motors. A member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church, he served on the board of managers, was a teller and a member of the male choir. He was
a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Branch # 34 Royal Canadian Legion and
the legion choir. He is survived by his wife, the the former Anne (Fanning) Warren; a stepson,
Willard Warren, Antigonish; and three step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife,
the former Jean Haggart. The body is in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral will
be 4 p.m. Thursday in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, with burial in Lorne St. Cemetery.


OBIT # 4509 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 JANUARY 2003
MacLEAN, Rev. Dr. Allison Osborne "AO", CD, BA DD - Passed away suddenly at home,
January 28, 2003, at the age of 88. Born in Scotsburn, Pictou Co., he was a son of the late
Osborne Kenneth and Margaret Jane (Irving) MacLean. He was a graduate of Pictou Academy,
Acadia University, The Presbyterian College, Montreal and ordained as a minister of the
Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1939. He served at churches in Harvey Station and Moncton,
N.B., Cobourg, Ont. and at Calvin Church in Halifax. He retired in 1982 and was appointed
Minister Emeritus of Calvin. Between 1942-1945, he served as Padre in the Royal Canadian
Navy and in later years as Chaplain of the Reserve Army in Moncton and Halifax and Chaplain at
Dorchester Penitentiary while in Moncton. He served in many capacities with the General Board
of Missions of the Presbyterian Church and the Coverdale Foundation. In 1976, he received an
Honorary Doctor of Divinity from The Presbyterian College, Montreal. AO will be sadly missed
by his loving wife of 63 years, Eva Lilian (Hanlon); sons, James (Pat), Halifax; Ian (Willa),
Fredericton; grandchildren, Christine (Bryan), Cheryl (Patrick), Michael (Julie), Barbara (Kenny),
John (Sandra); great-grandchildren, Cheryl, Krystle, Nicole, Kayla, Ashley, Ryan, Taylor,
Christian, Emma and Abby. He was predeceased by daughter, Elizabeth Anne; brothers, Irving,
Russell, William, Robert. No visitation in the funeral home. A service of remembrance will be
held 1:30 p.m. Friday in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 3311 Ashburn Ave., Halifax, Rev. W.G.S.
McDonald officiating, assisted by Rev. P.A. McDonald. A reception will follow in the church
hall after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Elizabeth Anne
MacLean Memorial Fund, c/o Calvin Church.


OBIT # 4510 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 AUGUST 1984
TRENTON - Joseph F. Dungale, 53, of Toronto and formerly of William's Lake, BC and
Trenton, died Tuesday, 14 August in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Stellarton, he
was a son of Amelia Svoboda and the late Joseph Dungale. He was well-known inmusic circles
and was musical director at Maple Leaf Gardens. He was a member of the United Church,
Toronto. He is survived by two daughters, Shelly (Mrs. Ron Faust), Edmonton, AB; and Lisa,
Toronto; a son Joey, Edmonton, AB; three sisters, Mildred (Mrs. Peter Thompson), New
Glasgow; Eleanor (Mrs. Gerald Dollmont), Florida; and Lorraine (Mrs. Ray Freeman), Calgary,
AB; a brother, Donald, Mississauga, ON, and a grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, the
former Helen Sample. The body is in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton, where funeral will be
 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Harold MacDonald officiating, with burial in Hillside Cemetery. Donations
may be made to Aberdeen Hospital or any charity.



OBIT # 4511 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 JANUARY 2003
LANGILLE, Alfred Anderson - 89, Wellington Street, Pictou, formerly of Harris Road,
Haliburton, passed away January 29, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Lyons
Brook, he was the son of the late Howard and Sadie Bell (Langille) Langille. A long-time resident
of Harris Road and Pictou, Alfred was a retired employee of National Sea, working in the
maintenance department. He enjoyed the company of friends, and a good game of cards. He is
survived by his wife, Pearl (Munro); numerous stepchildren; sister, Beatrice Heighton, Pictou. He
was predeceased by his first wife, Martha (Hemphill); sisters, Sophie, Laura. Visitation will be 2-
4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday
in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Pictou, Rev. Foster Jenkins officiating. Spring burial will be
in Marshville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of
your choice.


OBIT # 4512 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 JANUARY 2003
MacDONALD, Edward Mortimer - 92, Valley View Villa, formerly of Pictou Landing and
Westville Road, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in Priestville, he was a son of the late Roderick and Margaret (Cameron)
MacDonald. He was a retired car worker from Hawker Siddeley Ltd. He was a member and elder
of First Presbyterian Church. He is survived by daughter, Marilyn (Robert) Fraser, Pictou
Landing; grandchildren, Annette (Paul Johnston), Robbie, Cyndi, Heidi; great-granddaughter,
Grace; sisters, Annie Yerxa, Truro; Ruth Feit, Walkerville. He was predeceased by his wife, the
former Edith Flora Baglole; sisters, Jean, Margaret, Mary; brothers, William, Ivan, Ivan II,
Henry, Daniel, Stanley, Albert, George. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request.
Funeral service 2 p.m. today in First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Dr. Glen
Matheson officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations may be
made to First Presbyterian Church, Valley View Villa Bus Fund or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4513 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 FEBRUARY 2003
MacDONNELL, Duncan James - 47, passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 29, 2003, in
Vancouver, B.C. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of Claire (Chisholm) MacDonnell and
the late Honourable Hugh J. MacDonnell. Duncan was a graduate of Queen's University and
Mount Saint Vincent University. He lived in Vancouver for the past 15 years and leaves behind
many friends in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and elsewhere. Besides his mother, he is survived
by sisters, Theresa Hannaford, Janice (Algis) Grajauskis, Calgary, Alta.; Joan MacDonnell (Steve
Dunsiger), New Glasgow; Mary Claire MacMillan, Halifax; Anita (Rick) Erickson, Banff, Alta.;
Helen MacDonnell-Miller (Bernie Miller), Riverside, N.B.; brothers, John MacDonnell (Sherri
MacDonald), Halifax; Philip MacDonnell (Carolyn Morey), Bateman's Bay, NSW, Australia.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
Funeral will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, in Saint John the Baptist Roman
Catholic Church, New Glasgow. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Family flowers only. If
desired, donations may be made to the Food Bank or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4514 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 FEBRUARY 2003
MacKEIL, Brenda Florence - 45, Bayview Road, Pictou, passed away peacefully January 30,
2003, after a long fight with cancer. Born October 17, 1957, in Pictou, she was a daughter of the
late James and Margaret (Roach) MacDonald. She lived all her life in the Pictou area, where she
attended Pictou Academy. She worked from 1977 to 1994 in the office at the fish plant in
Caribou. She also worked at Roddam-MacDonald Law Office, MacLean's Flooring, and at the
last Gerald Battist Trucking, before being struck down by a cancerous brain tumor which she
courageously fought for 18 months. She filled her life with hard work and the joy of raising her
family. She was very proud of both these things. Brenda was well known around the hockey rink
as a volunteer and treasurer for Pictou Minor Hockey. Brenda was also known for her work ethic,
and her love of making friends, of which she had many. She is survived by her husband of 22 and
a half years, Rankin; her two super children, Matthew and Nicholas, whom she adored. She is
also survived by sisters, Lynn (Art) Forsythe, Hazel (Fraser) Shaw; two nieces, one nephew.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be
held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Father Peter MacDonald
officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in her
memory may be made to The Cancer Research Society, 200 Isabella St., Suite 305, Ottawa, ON
K1S 1V7. If one's life is measured in the people you touch, and the friends you make, then
Brenda's life, although short, was actually very long.


OBIT # 4515 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 FEBRUARY 2003
VACHERESE, Elvie Bruce - 86, Bass River, Colchester Co., passed away Thursday, January 30,
2003, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Plymouth, Pictou Co., he was a son of the
late Guthrie and Anne (McMillan) Vacheresse. He was a resident of Bass River for most of his
life. He was a cook in the army during the Second World War, serving in Debert and Aldershot.
He later worked with the Dominion Chair Company, Bass River, making chairs until his
retirement. He enjoyed refinishing furniture for people. He was a member of Bass River United
Church, Bass River. He is survived by daughter, Rilla Anne (Joseph MacDougall), Truro;
granddaughter, Michelle, Winnipeg, Man.; sister, Agnes Vliegen, Pine Tree, Pictou Co. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Bernice Taggart; brother, Archie. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, with Branch 72, Great Village conducting a Legion tribute service at 7 p.m., funeral
service 2 p.m. Monday, both in Bass River United Church, Bass River, Rev. Bob Hussey
officiating. Burial at a later date in Bass River United Church Cemetery, Bass River. In lieu of
flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Bass River
United Church, Bass River or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to
Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro.


OBIT # 4516 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 17 FEBRUARY 1928
The death of Mr. James Thompson, Sr., at Stellarton, Monday night, February 6th at the age of 68
years, came as a great shock to his family & friends. He had been around that day as usual, took a
stroll down town in the evening and then went to Birch Hill (D.H. McDougall's) where he was
employed, fixed things up there and then returned home, apparently in his usual health. Shortly
after he came home, he went to the kitchen, where he fell. His wife and daughter rushed to his
assistance and sent for a doctor. The doctor said he had sustained a severe paralytic stroke, his
heart was all right and that he was dead when he fell. Mr. Thompson was born in Stellarton and
practically his whole life was spent there. For many years held the position of hostler to the
various General Manager's of the Acadia Coal Company. He was a great horseman. Mr.
Thompson was a general favourite in Stellarton where he held the esteem of his fellow citizens.
He was a quiet, unobtrusive man, a homebody and a model citizen. He is survived by his wife,
four sons and one daughter, viz., James, Daniel, John & William & Miss Catherine, all of
Stellarton. He is also survived by one brother, Daniel and a sister, Mrs. John Hoare, both of
Stellarton. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon from his late residence on Acadia
Avenue. The service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. C.M. Young of St. John's United Church,
assisted by Rev. C.C. McIntosh of Sharon Church. Pallbearers were Laurence Machoney, Jack
Gillis, William Gordon, Jack McLellan, William Fraser & Mr. Smith. Interment was made at
Duff's Cemetery.


OBIT # 4517 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 23 SEPTEMBER 1952
Mrs.Ronald Cornelius (Connie) Fraser (nee Catherine Thompson), Stellarton, passed away early
this morning in the Victoria General Hospital. She was 47 years of age and had bee in perfect
healthy until a few weeks ago, at which time she was stricken with the disease that took her life.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Bernadette and two sons, James & Alexander, all
of Stellarton; also by four brothers, James, Daniel, John & William Thompson, all of Stellarton.
One brother, Fred Thompson and one sister, Elizabeth Thompson predeceased her by some years.
She is the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. James Thompson of Stellarton. Mrs. Fraser has resided
in Stellarton all her life and her sudden death comes as a great shock and loss to her many friends
in the community. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes church and funeral arrangements
have not been made as yet.


OBIT # 4518 – UNKNOWN PAPER – DECEMBER 1946
Solemn requiem mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Stellarton on Saturday
morning, December 28, 1946 with Father Charles MacDonald as celebrant and Father D.A.
Chisholm & George MacDonald as deacon and sub-deacon, respectively, for the repose of the
soul of the late MRS. RONALD FRASER, whose death occurred at her home on Marie Street,
Lourdes, N.S. on Christmas Day, following an illness of six weeks. The late Mrs. Fraser was born
in Briley Brook, Antigonish County, N.S., nearly seventy-six years ago, and was Mary, daughter
of the late Colin & Janet (MacKinnon) Chisholm. On August 15, 1893, she married Ronald D.
Fraser in Malden, Mass., (who died four years ago) and for the past forty-five years she resided in
Lourdes. She is survived by eight sons & three daughters, who were all with her in her last
illness. They are: John in Boston; Alexander in Plainfield, N.J.; James in Flushing, long Island,
N.Y.;          Leo          in         Gatineau,         Quebec;            Wilbert,          New
Glasgow; Cornelius, Stellarton; Colin & Alphonsus at home; Jean (Mrs. James Doucette),
Gatineau, Quebec; Mary (Mrs. Charles Martin), Astoria, Long Island, N.Y.; and Florence (Mrs.
Alexander MacDonald), New Glasgow. She is also survived by six brothers and four sisters as
well as a number of nieces & nephews in the United States. Two sons died in infancy. The pall
bearers were Dan MacKinnon, Alexander MacDonald, John Keay, Casper Miller, Rod Beaton
and Thomas O'Connor. Interment took place at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Rev. D. R.
Chisholm officiating at the graveside. RIP.
OBIT # 4519 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 SEPTEMBER 1934
Mrs. Alex Fraser passed away at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at her home on Frederick Street. She
is survived by her husband, also her mother Mrs. Silby, one sister and two brothers. The funeral
takes place on Thursday from Our Lady of Lourdes Church.


OBIT # 4520 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 AUGUST 1954
Cornelius Fraser, 42, passed away on Foord Street, Stellarton on Wednesday morning. He was
the son of Ronald Fraser of Lourdes. The deceased was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes
Church. Surviving are one daughter Bernadette; two sons, Jimmie and Alex; three sisters,
Florence (Mrs. Alex MacDonald), New Glasgow; Jean (Mrs. James Doucet), Gatineau, Que.;
Mary         (Mrs.       Charles         Martin),    Long         Island,     N.Y.;        six
brothers, Alphonse, Lourdes; Wilbert, Ontario; Leo, Gatineau, Que.; James, New York; Alex &
Colin, New Jersey. His wife, the former Catherine Thompson, preceded him. The remains will
rest at the home of his brother Alphonse in Lourdes. The funeral will be held either Friday or
Saturday, depending the arrival of relatives.


OBIT # 4521 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 JUNE 1943
Stellarton, Jun 21, 1943 - One of the town's best known residents, Ronald D. Fraser, died
yesterday in his 77th year at his home on Marie Street, Lourdes. Mr. Fraser had been ill for the
past three weeks and complications set in from which he failed to rally. He had been a valued
employee of the Acadia Coal Company for over 60 years and worked at both the Allen & Albion
mines. For a number of years he was an assistant foreman on the surface at the Albion mine.
Later he was Company Weighman at the same mine. For the past 10 years he had been employed
with the Nova Scotia Liquor Store here. He was a devoted Roman Catholic and a strong supporter
of the Liberal party, being active in both when his health permitted. He leaves his wife, three
daughters, Florence (Mrs. Alex MacDonald), New Glasgow; Mrs. Charles Martin, N.Y, and Jean
(Mrs. James Doucet) in Quebec Eight sons, John of Boston; James and Alex of N.Y.; Leo of
Gatineau, Que.; Collie, Alphonse & Cornelius all of Stellarton and Wilbert in the R.C.A.F. at
Moncton also survive. There are also 35 grandchildren. The funeral will be held from his
residence on Marie Street, Lourdes to Lourdes Church on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.


OBIT # 4522 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 APRIL 1972
Lourdes-Alphonse (Phonise) Fraser, 56, Marie Street, died at his home on Monday. Born at
Lourdes, he was the son of the Late Ronald & Mary (Chisholm) Fraser. He was a car worker at
Hawker Sidley. Surviving are three sisters, Florence (Mrs. Alex MacDonald), New Glasgow;
Jean (Mrs. James Doucet), Gatineau, Que.; Mary (Mrs. Charles Martin), Florida; four brothers,
Alex, New Glasgow; Leo, Gatineau, Que.; James, Florida; and Wilbert, Brandford, Ontario. The
body is at H.C. McQuarrie Funeral Home in Stellarton. Funeral will be held Thursday at 10:00
a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church with interment in the parish cemetery.


OBIT # 4523 – HALIFAX HERALD – NO DATE
Upper Plymouth-Mrs James Fraser, 45, Upper Plymouth, Pictou Co., died Tuesday in Aberdeen
Hospital in New Glasgow. Born in Westville, she was the former Jean Stewart and the daughter
of Victor Stewart & the late Janet (Darroch) Stewart. She was a member of St. Paul United
Church, Westville. She is survived by her husband James and two daughters, Donna, Antigonish
and Janet at home; two sisters, Shirley (Mrs. Sonny Kerr); Muriel (Mrs. Ronald Kennedy Jr.),
both of Westville;three brothers, Herbert, Ottawa; Don, Edmonton and Bill, Red Deer. The body
is in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral will be at 2 p.m., Thursday in St.Paul United
Church, Westville, Reverend Harold King officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery,
Westville. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any Charity.


OBIT # 4524 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 OCTOBER 1998
Darroch, John Pattersn-81, Fox Brook Road, died Sunday, October 4, 1998 in Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Allan & Hannah (Court) Darrcoh. He
was a coal miner for 44 years and was a member of St.Paul's United Church, Westville. He was
an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. John is survived by his
wife, the former Jean Miller; daughters. Audrey (Mrs. Dennis Reid); Gloria (Mrs. Henry Arkens),
Westville; Viola (Mrs. Curtis Richards), Truro; Joan (Mrs. Terry MacNeil), New Glasgow; sons,
John James (wife Linda), Westville; Garfield (wife Anne), New Glasgow; thirteen grandchildren
and thirteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Audrey (Mrs. Alex Dogett) and
Esther (Mrs. Vernon DeMings), Green Hill and a brother James(wife Eleanor), Stellarton. He
was predeceased by grandson Rich; sisters, Elizabeth, Mae Marshall, Viola MacDonald; brothers,
Henry, Garfield, Andrew, Sidney, Allan Jr. & George. Visitation will be today 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, from where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 2
p.m., Rev. Joseph Lefave officiating. Interment will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville.
Donations in his name may be made to St. Paul's United Church, Westville.


OBIT # 4525 – EVENING NEWS – 9 MARCH 1992
Westville-Muriel Boutilier, 71, of Cowan Street, died Sunday, March 8, at home. Born in
Westville, she was the daughter of the late William & Hannah (MacKinnon) Darroch. She was a
member of St. Paul United Church, Westville and a life member of the ladies auxiliary, branch
35, Royal Canadian Legion. She is survived by two sons, George (Buddy), Westville; Bill,
Greenville, South Carolina; four grandchildren; two brothers, Gilbert, Westville; Reg, Stellarton.
She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Eleanor Diane and a sister, Janet Stewart. Her
remains are resting in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, with visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-
9 p.m. and from where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.


OBIT # 4526 – EVENING NEWS – 14 JANUARY 1989
Westville-Victor Neil Stewart, 87 of Water Street died Saturday at the Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow. Born in Yarmouth, he was the son of the late Daniel & Catherine (Kehoe) Stewart. He
was a member of St.Paul United Church. He worked in the coal mines for many years and was
also employed by a grocery store in Westville and worked at the Pictou County Home in Riverton
until his retirement. He is survived by two daughters; Muriel (Mrs. Ronald Kennedy Jr.), with
whom he had made his home and Shirley (Mrs. Milford Kerr) of Westville; three sons, William,
Calgary; Don, Edmonton and Herbert, Ottawa; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by eight half sisters; Mary Wallace, Annie (Mrs. John Wright), Florrie (Mrs.
Allie Darroch),Susie, Helen (Mrs. Allan Connors), all of Westville; Edna (Mrs. Robert Lauchlan),
Simcoe, Ontario; Alice (Mrs. Purdy Wilson), Riverview, N.B.and Heather (Mrs. Jud Dunbar),
Minto, N.B.; and two half brothers, Alvin, Westville and John Stellarton. He was predeceased by
his wife, the former Janet Darroch, a daughter, Jean (the former Mrs. James Fraser) of Plymouth
and by two half sisters, Margie and Gladys, and a half brother, Basil and step mother, the former
Edna MacLeod. The remains are resting at Eagles Funeral Home in Westville with visiting hours
beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday Funeral arrangements are
incomplete.


OBIT # 4527 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 JANUARY 1969
Mrs. Victor Stewart, 64, Westville, died in the Aberdeen Hospital. She was the former Janet
Scott Darroch, daughter of Mrs. William Darroch and the late Mr. Darroch. Besides her mother
she is survived by her husband; three sons, Herbert, with Canadian Services, Summerside; Don,
with CSF, Camp Shilo, Manitoba and William, Red Deer, Alberta; three daughters, Shirley (Mrs.
Milford Kerr), Prince George, B.C.; Jean (Mrs. James Fraser), Lahr, Germany and Muriel(Mrs.
Ronald H. Kennedy), at home; a sister, Mrs. Muriel Boutilier, Westville; two brothers, Gilbert,
Westville and Reginald, Stellarton and 10 grandchildren. The body is at Eagles Funeral Home,
North Main Street, Westville.


OBIT # 4528 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 NOVEMBER 2003
DIGGINS, Earl Francis Everett - 81, Cedar Street, New Glasgow, passed away Friday, November
21, 2003, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born and raised in Sand
Point, Guysborough Co., he was the son of the late Edward and Mary (Miller) Diggins. Earl was
a resident of New Glasgow for most of his life, and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes
Roman Catholic Church. Earl worked as a sales representative at Maritime Steel and Foundries
for some 47 years, retiring in 1987. Earl was a veteran of the Second World War from 1943-1945,
serving with the Royal Canadian Navy where he served on the Ambler and Preserver. He was a
member of the Admiral Murray Branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, Branch 34 of
the Royal Canadian Legion, New Glasgow, as well as a former member of the Knights of
Columbus, No. 1667, New Glasgow. He was a life member of the United Commercial Travelers.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, telling stories, music, especially playing the spoons, and spending
time with family at his summer home. His greatest enjoyment of life was spending time with his
pride and joy, his only child, Colleen. He is survived by his wife, Mona (Hirtle), New Glasgow;
daughter, Colleen and friend Mark, Bridgewater; sister, Thelma Diggins, Saint Francis Harbour,
Guysborough Co.; niece, Irene Diggins, Saint Francis Harbour, Guysborough Co.; nephew,
William Diggins, Hamilton, Ont. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth MacEachern; niece,
Marlene England. His remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow for visiting
from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Lourdes
Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflin officiating. Cremation to follow with burial of
ashes in the parish cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to
Department of Recreation Therapy of the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax,
Pictou County Victorian Order of Nurses or Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.


OBIT # 4529 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 11 MARCH 1911
Donald Ross, Elder, of Diamond, the old gentleman of 92 whose visit to Pictou a couple of weeks
ago was referred to in these columns, died last Tuesday Morning after a brief illness. He worked
as usual on Monday, but took ill during the evening and passed away as the morning dawned. Not
withstanding his great age the news of his death must have been a great surprise to those who
knew him as a neighbor, for he was bright and active as many men are at 70. Mr. Ross, we have
previously noted, was a highlander born, a native of Rosshire. He was twice married and leaves a
widow, two sons and a daughter.
OBIT # 4530 – EVENING NEWS – 15 APRIL 1987
TORONTO - Willamina Jane Ross, 97, Toronto, formerly of Pictou, died Monday in North York
General Hospital, Toronto. Born in Diamond, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late
William and Margaret (Sutherland) Ross. She is survived by a daughter, Marguerite (Mrs. Myles
Leckie), Westhill, Ont.; two sons, Judge W. Edwin, Simcoe, Ont.; Harold, Toronto; a sister,
Donella Ross, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter; a son, Earl; two sisters,
Katherine and Annie. The remains will rest at the MacLaren Funeral Home, Pictou, after 2 p.m.
Thursday, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Bethel
Cemetery, Scotsburn.


OBIT # 4531 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 27 NOVEMBER 1946
On Friday, Nov. 22, 1946, Mrs. William W. ROSS passed to her eternal rest after an illness of
over 4 months which was borne with Christian patience and fortitude. She was born in Welsford,
River John, a daughter of the late Donald and Catherine (MacKAY) SUTHERLAND, and was
the last surviving member of her family. Mrs. ROSS was a woman of high principle, and was
held in high esteem by all who knew her. She is survived by an aged husband and four daughters:
Mrs. E.F. RIPLEY (Catherine), of Brookline, Massachusetts; Mrs. Walter A. ROSS (Willa) of
Pictou; Annie J., R.N. and Donella M., who tenderly cared for her during her illness. The funeral,
which was largely attended by friends and neighbors from far and near, was conducted on Nov.
26th by her pastor, Rev. J.H. WILLIAMS of Scotsburn and West Branch, assisted by Rev. B.C.
SALTER of the United Church of River John and West Branch. The combined choirs of both
churches sang favorite hymns: "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", "Abide With Me" and the 23rd Psalm.
The pallbearers were Walter A. ROSS, Edwin F. RIPLEY, Earl W. ROSS, Stewart MacKAY,
Peter SUTHERLAND, and Sandy SUTHERLAND. Mrs. ROSS was laid to rest in the family
plot at Diamond.


OBIT # 4532 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 12 FEBRUARY 1947
William W. ROSS, an esteemed citizen of this community passed to his heavenly home on
February 6, after a lengthy illness.Mr. ROSS lived his entire life on the old homestead at
Diamond, with the exception of one year spent in Westville. He was a kind, friendly man, who
loved people, and was never happier than when a friend or neighbor called to converse with him.
He will be greatly missed in the community, but most of all in the home, where he was a devoted
husband and father. Mr. ROSS is survived by four daughters: Catherine, Mrs. E. F. RIPLEY of
Brookline, Mass.; Willa, Mrs. Walter A. ROSS of Pictou; Annie J., R. N., and Donella, who
lovingly cared for him during his long illness; also by a brother, Hugh K. of New York, who
came home to spend a few days with him last summer. The funeral service was conducted by his
pastor, Rev. James WILLIAMS, of Scotsburn and West Branch congregations, who paid a fine
triubute to Mr. ROSS's many good qualities. The combined choirs of both churches sang "Unto
the Hills Around", "Nearer My God to Thee" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" (a favorite hymn of
the deceased). The pall bearers were Walter A. ROSS, E. F. RIPLEY, Earl ROSS, Stewart
McKAY, Peter SUTHERLAND, and Sandy SUTHERLAND. Burial was in the family lot at
Diamond beside his wife, who passed away only a few weeks ago.


OBIT # 4533 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 FEBRUARY 2003
KEEPING, Carmen Agnes "Pat" - 80, 401 Brookside Ave., New Glasgow, went peacefully to
God surrounded by her loving family and listening to her favourite music on January 31, 2003.
Born September 22, 1922, in Trinidad and raised in Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana, Pat was
daughter of the late Louis and Carmelita (D'Aquira) D'Abreu. Once married, she moved to
Halifax where she spent 10 years before moving to New Glasgow in 1950. Being a devoted
Catholic, she was a member of St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Her love of dancing
led her to become involved with the Trenton Twirlers Square Dancers where she was an active
participant for many years. She also took great joy in being with all the women in her card club.
Many of her other interests included yoga with the 50's plus club, quilting, reading and gardening.
She was an avid lover of cooking and entertaining. She enjoyed occasions that brought family and
friends together to celebrate holidays and special milestones. Pat was a loving mother and
grandmother, who did everything for her family and was loved by everyone. She could always be
found at the music festivals and school concerts supporting all her grandchildren. She touched the
loves of many people with her laughter, warmth, abundance of hugs and most of all her
overwhelming kindness and generosity. Pat will be sadly missed by her devoted husband, Max, of
62 years; children, Gail (Frank) Croucher, Halifax; David (Loida), Maple Ridge, B.C.; Sally
(Garry) Davies, Stellarton; Susan (Cameron) MacDougall and Jane (Glen Morton), both of
Halifax; her much loved grandchildren, Michael (Sheila), Kingston, Ont.; Lisa (Doug Brown),
Waterloo, Ont.; Kerri (Rob) Fowlow, Ottawa; Marla MacDougall, Kingston, Ont.; Jillian
MacDougall, Lennoxville, Que.; Amy Davies, Halifax; Christopher and Max Keeping, Maple
Ridge, B.C.; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Meghan Croucher, Kingston, Ont.; Alyssa Neuman,
Halifax; sister, Mona (Bob) Meadows, Corpus Christie, Tex.; her favorite niece, Debbie D'Abreu,
England; She will be fondly remembered by her caring neighbors and friends and by her personal
care workers, Anita MacDonald, New Glasgow; Bernice Tate, New Glasgow; Phyllis Murray,
Westville; Marlene O'Brian, Westville. Pat was predeceased by son, Joseph, in childbirth; sisters,
Genevieve, Elva, Olga; brothers, Roy, Sid and Steve. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus
Funeral Home, New Glasgow with visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will be held 3 p.m.
Monday in St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Father Regis Halloran and Father
Robert Day officiating. Cremation to follow with burial of ashes in Holy Cross Cemetery at a
later date. Donations in memory of Pat may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova
Scotia Branch or Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4534 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 FEBRUARY 2003
EHLER, Vina Victoria - 90, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Thorburn,
died Sunday, February 2, 2003, in the home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late
Burton Clarence and Clara Agnes (Fife) Dowe. She was a member of St. Alban's Anglican
Church, Thorburn, Thorburn Seniors Friendly Group and was a past member of St. Alban's
Ladies Guild. She was a former employee of Caribou Fisheries, Fred MacGee's, Pictou;
McCarron's Tea Room, New Glasgow and Doyle's Fisheries, Lismore. Surviving are daughters,
Mary Ellen Greencorn, Frankville; Lois (Gordon) Jones, Noelville, Ont.; sons, Daniel (Mildred),
Souris, P.E.I.; Douglas (Donna), Thorburn; sisters, Bell Pettigrew, Economy; 12 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; son-in-law, Lindsay Hendsbee, Souris. She
was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Henry; daughter, Shirley Agnes Hendsbee; sisters, Sofie
Evans, May Willigar, Rose Arsenault, Lillian Duffie, Mary in infancy; brothers, Corbie,
Reginald, Roland, Percy, Lemuel in childhood; son-in-law, Sylvester Greencorn. Visitation will
be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in P & K MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral
service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Frances Boutilier officiating. Interment will be in
Thorburn Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Alban's Anglican Church.
OBIT # 4535 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 FEBRUARY 2003
GORDON, Treva Bernice - Mrs.Treva (J. David) Gordon, age 77, Mill Brook, Pictou Co., passed
away Sunday, February 2, 2003, at her home. Born in Billtown, Kings Co., she was a daughter of
the late Wilfred and Irene (Skerry) Salter. She attended Provincial Normal College in Truro and
then began her teaching career in rural one-room schools. She married David Gordon in 1946 and
moved to Mill Brook, where a few years later she took an extended leave from teaching to devote
all her time to the most important job in her life, which was raising a family. After 18 years, with
her family grown, she took some summer upgrading courses and returned to teaching. She taught
in several local schools finally settling at Victoria School in Westville teaching grade 2 until she
retired in 1988. She was a faithful member of Middle River Presbyterian Church and served as
treasurer there for 22 years. She was a member of the Burnside AMS and Church Aid for over 50
years. She was very active in the Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge 11 and Order of the Easter Star
Chapter 24, where she held various offices over the years. She was a member of the Past Noble
Grand Club, Retired Teacher Association and the Mill Brook Community Club. She is survived
by sons, Jim, Truro; Ron, at home; daughter, Mary Irene (Johnny) Chesnutt, Rocklin; eight
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Legge, Lakeville; Phyllis Schinzel, Kanata,
Ont.; Violet (Lloyd) Hughes, Westville; Helen (John) Robinson, Scotsburn; brothers, Ron
(Myrna), Vernon, Henry (Joanie), Union Centre; Allie (Isabel), Westville; Garnet, New
Brunswick; sisters-in-law, Rose, Mill Brook; Ann and Eva, Westville; Ethel, Attleboro, Mass.;
Barb, Truro; Margaret Walsh Salter, British Columbia; brother-in-law, Murray Mann, Salem;
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, J. David; daughter-
in-law, Carol; brother, Charles(Bud) and his wife Marion; sisters, Joyce Mann, Hazel Salter, Rose
Lenehan; brothers-in-law, Eber Legge, Bob Schinzel, Sam, Johnny, Howard, Donald, Robert and
Willie Gordon. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral service
will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Middle River Presbyterian Church, Rocklin, Rev. Gary Tonks
officiating. Family Flowers only please. Donations may be made to Middle River Presbyterian
Church or Mill Brook Cemetery.


OBIT4536 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 February 2004
GORDON, David Alexander - 48, New Glasgow, died Friday, February 13, 2004. Born in New
Glasgow, he was a son of Clara Emma (Skidmore) Gordon, New Glasgow. He was a member of
St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are sisters, Marion, Elaine, Darlene (Brent),
Susan, Heather (Jimmy); brothers, Donnie, Kevin. He was predeceased by brother, Paul Douglas;
maternal grandparents, Elverton and Marion Skidmore. Visiting will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday,
funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday, both in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Father
Gerard MacInnis officiating. Cremation to follow.


OBIT # 4537 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 February 2003
RORISON, Felix - 67, Meiklefield, formerly of Salt Springs, Pictou Co., passed away Saturday,
February 1, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the
late David and Mary (Lanceleve) Rorison. He worked as a Millwright at Trenton Works for over
40 years until his retirement seven years ago. Felix was a well-known fiddler throughout Pictou
County and enjoyed entertaining many with his special talent. He enjoyed cooking for his family.
Felix was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn. He is survived by daughters,
Beverly Murphy (Richard), Salt Springs; Cindy Hemphill (Kevin), Salt Springs; son, Tom
(Marsha), Mark Road; grandchildren, Mark and Melissa Murphy, Misty and Matt Hemphill,
Christopher and Jenna Rorison; sisters, Jean Brennan (Harry), Hopewell; Lena Conway
(Douglas), Union Centre; brothers, Robert (Shirley), Missouri; Walter, Alberta; Peter (Kathy),
Eureka; Wilfred (Marg), Fox Brook; sister-in-law, Wilda Rorison, Salt Springs. He was
predeceased by his wife, Florence (Wadden); sisters, Mary Catherine and Catherine Mary;
brother, Victor. Visitations will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His
funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Rev. Glen
MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in St. Bees Cemetery, Westville. Donations may be made
to Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care.


OBIT # 4538 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 FEBRUARY 2003
McKAY, Gerald Howard - 76, Central West River, Pictou Co., passed away February 2, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Nappan, Cumberland Co., he was a son of the late
Howard and Fern (Lamb) McKay. A graduate of Dalhousie, Yale, and Harvard Universities,
Gerald taught at the Normal College, Truro, and went on to become Professor of Education at
McGill University, for 24 years. He retired to Pictou County 16 years ago. He is survived by his
wife, Janet (Gillis); sons, James and Alexander, both of Toronto; brother, Ralph, Ottawa.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held
2 p.m. Wednesday in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, with Mary MacDermid officiating.
Burial will be in Durham Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in his memory may
be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Victorian Order of Nurses.


OBIT # 4539 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 FEBRUARY 2003
SNYDER, Elizabeth Jean "Betty" - 76, 10 Beech St., Trenton, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at
the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Graham Bell, at 28 Frederick Lane, Beaver
Bank. Born in Plymouth, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Roderick and Margaret
(MacKenzie) MacLellan. She was a resident of Trenton for most of her life with the exception of
the past few months which were spent with her daughter and son-in-law. She worked for many
years in Aberdeen Hospital. She was a member of First United Church, Trenton, as well as the
U.C.W. Surviving are daughters, Robin Murdoch, Halifax; Paula (Graham) Bell, Sackville; sons,
Allan, Toronto; Simon (Margie), Little Harbour; Tim, Dallas, Tex.; six grandchildren; three
great- grandchildren; sisters, Valerie (Gordon) Best, June Fisher, both of Churchville; brothers,
Gordon (Alice), Plymouth; Harold, Paris, Ont.; Clarence, Trenton; Robert, New Glasgow; Wayne
(Charlene), New Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband, Carman; brothers, Roy in
infancy, Edward and Allan; sisters, Rose and Grace "Bonnie". Her remains will rest in H.W.
Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in First United Church, Trenton, Rev.
James Chisholm officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers
only. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to First United Church, Trenton, the SPCA or
to a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4540 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 FEBRUARY 2004
HUMPHREYS, Eric Douglas "Dick" - 74, Mechanic Street, Trenton, passed away Monday,
February 3, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late
George and Jean (Smith) Humphreys. He was a heavy duty equipment operator retiring from the
Town of Trenton. He was a member of First United Church. He is survived by daughters, Carol
(Owen) Martin, Stellarton; Kathy (John) Holman, Linacy; sons, Alexander (Donna), New
Glasgow; Gary (Dawn), Walkerville; Allan, Linacy; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild;
sisters, Marilyn (Woody) MacDonald, Trenton; Barbara Sutherland, Halifax; brothers, Ron
(Tish), Hillside; Blane (Helen), Ancaster Ont.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister,
Vivian Murray; brother-in-law, Ed Sutherland. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in R.H. Porter
Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral service 3 p.m. Thursday in First United Church, Rev. James
Chisholm officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care
Unit, Aberdeen Hospital, First United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4541 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 FEBRUARY 2003
SNYDER, Bernice Bernadette "Nanny" - 82, 235 Marsh St., New Glasgow, passed away
Monday, February 3, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born
in Westville, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Rhoda) Moore. She was a
priceless mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all who knew her. She is
survived by daughters, Kathleen "Kay" Snyder, Gloria (Scott) MacLean, both of New Glasgow;
grandchildren, Greg (Annette) MacLean, Sharon MacLean, Angie (Leo) MacLean, Rachael
(Adrian) Snyder, David (Jody) Snyder, all of New Glasgow; Robert (Gail) MacLean, Whitby,
Ont.; nine great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Lawrence,
Stellarton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gregory Snyder;
nine children; six brothers; three sisters. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in
R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Rhonda
Britton officiating. Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Canadian Cancer
Society.


OBIT # 4542 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 MARCH 1998
POWELL, Donald W. (Donnie) - 87, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of 128 North Foord
St., Stellarton, died March 10, 1998, in the villa. Born in Lourdes, Pictou Co., he was a son of the
late Daniel and Bella H. (Langille) Powell. He was a lifelong resident of Stellarton and was a
member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. He was a member of Albion Masonic Lodge 5,
New Glasgow, and the Fuller IOOF Lodge 5, Stellarton. He was a member of Stellarton Fire
Department. He had owned and operated a corner grocery store and post office in Lourdes for
many years. He was the last surviving member of his family. He was predeceased by sister,
Leitha; half-sister Georgina. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, IOOF service 6:30 p.m. today,
Masonic service 6:45 p.m. today, funeral 3:30 p.m. Thursday, all in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral
Home, Stellarton, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial in Little Harbour Cemetery.
Donations to any charity.


OBIT # 4543 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 FEBRUARY 2003
ARCHIBALD, Marguerite Anne - 96, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Hopewell, passed
away Friday, February 7, 2003, in the villa. Born in Rocklin, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of
the late Joseph Daniel and Isabella Catherine (Fraser) Collie. Marguerite resided in Hopewell for
most of her life, moving to Valley View Villa in 1999. She and her late husband Alvin operated a
grocery store in Hopewell for a number of years. For some 30 years she drove the mail. She was
an avid seamstress and a great cook. Marguerite was a member of First Presbyterian Church,
Hopewell; the ladies guild and the W.M.S. She was a member of the Silver Light Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are daughter, Alva Sharon (Bill) Saunders, Hopewell; grandchildren, Shannon, New
Glasgow; Dwayne, Truro; Stacey and Derek, Hopewell; great-granddaughter, Karmen Dawn;
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alvin E. Archibald; brother,
Anthony Fraser Collie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae Collie, John Hood, Pearl Hood and
Elmer Cameron. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton, with
visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service will be on Sunday at 4 p.m. in First Presbyterian
Church, Hopewell, Rev. Gary Tonks officiating. Interment at a later date in Hopewell Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Marguerite may be made to Valley View Villa.


OBIT # 4544 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 FEBRUARY 2003
BRISTOL, Rae Donald - 58, New Glasgow, formerly of Amherst, died Wednesday, February 5,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Cecil and
Mary (Meade) Bristol. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral service
will be held 10 a.m. Monday, February 10, in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst,
Deacon Howard Gotell officiating. Family flowers only. Donations in Rae's memory may be
made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Interment will take place in the spring in St. Charles-
Nativity, Amherst.


OBIT # 4545 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 FEBRUARY 2003
MADDEN (Burchell), Josephine Patricia "Pat" - 84, Stellarton, passed away February 6, 2003, in
the Intensive Care Unit, VG Site, QEII. She was born in Sydney Mines, February 6, 1919, to the
late Robert and Josephine (MacNeil) Burchell. Pat received her RN at St. Joseph's Hospital,
Glace Bay in 1942 and served overseas as a lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces during the
Second World War. After the war, she married Frank Madden from Stellarton and raised six
children. Pat was a devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton.
She loved her family, friends and neighbours, especially Kaye and Jim, Audrey and Collie, and
Andrea. She will be best remembered for her warmth, generosity, keen wit, dry sense of humour,
love of life and homemade pies. She is survived by her children, Mary (Heinrich Mueller),
Germany; Robert (Lavonah), Antigonish; Michael (Brenda), Halifax; Dennis (Diane), Moncton;
Helene (Gene Marchand), Port Hawkesbury; Patrick (Betty-Mae), Plymouth; grandchildren, Rob,
Antje, Tom, Hilke, Reg, Jan, Marni, David, Lisa, Darren and Vicki; sisters, Rita (Gillis), Toronto;
Theresa (Lee), Boston; brother, Bob, Halifax; in-laws, Jack, Moncton; Loretta, Stellarton; Irene
(LePine), Kanata. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; infant son, James; sisters, Mary,
Gertrude and Irene; brothers, Stanley and Peter. Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. and
Sunday, February 9, from 2-4 p.m. only, in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be
Monday, February 10, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney
Mifflen officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to a food bank of your choice.


OBIT # 4546 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 FEBRUARY 2003
MUIR, Mary Agnes - 77, Bunker Hill, Stellarton, died Friday, February 7, 2003, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. "Lord, grant me a simple, kind, open,
believing, loving and generous heart, worthy of being your dwelling place." Born in Sydney, she
was a daughter of the late Patrick and Virginia Mary Martell. She had been a homemaker most of
her life, having worked at the Coffee Pot and MacCarron's Tea Room prior to marriage. She was
a member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, the Quilting Group and UCW. Her
greatest joy in her life was her family and friends. Surviving are daughters, Alice (Sid) White,
Green Hill; Carol (Randy) Bowden, Edmonton, Alta.; Shirley Muir, Green Hill; Sandra (Dan)
Tupper, Andersons Mountain; sons, Hugh (Linda), Stellarton; Richard (Edie), Pleasant Valley
Road; Brian (Carol), Sackville, N.B.; Allister (Darlene), Plymouth; Bruce (Jane), Westville Road;
David, Stellarton; sister, Rita Rines, Sackville; brother, Wallace, Washington; sisters-in-law,
Muriel Pitts, Violet (Orville) Hines, Westville; Catherine Phalen, British Columbia; brother-in-
law, Alex Muir, New Glasgow; 33 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude; son, Jerry; daughter-in-law, Sharon;
sisters, Elizabeth in infancy, Helena; brothers, William, Frederick and Raymond at birth, Frank,
Henry, Leonard. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New
Glasgow, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Father Patrick O'Neill officiating.
Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to
the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or IWK Health Centre
Foundation.


OBIT # 4547 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 FEBRUARY 2003
MacMASTER (MacKeil), Margaret Lorraine - The eldest child of the late John and Christene
MacKeil, passed away Friday, February 7, 2003, at the homestead in Caribou. Born May 4, 1914,
in Caribou, she was a graduate of Pictou Academy and Mount Allison University. A resident of
the community of Caribou all of her life, she welcomed family, friends and strangers to her home,
fondly called "The Homestead". Margaret lived a simple life but one that was exemplary. She had
a genuine interest in family, community and often made the comment, "be good to your
neighbour". Her willingness for community involvement was a part of her "being" since
childhood. At an early age she was one of the first members of the Mayflower Boys and Girls
Swine Club, formed at Central Caribou in 1924. During her adult years she was involved with the
Bay View Home and School and later the Bay View Community Hall. In 1946, she became a co-
founder and active member of the United Church Women (Unit 4), which honoured her with
lifetime membership. Margaret was an active member of the Caribou Women's Institute for the
last 20 years and had been a member of the Institute's bowling league for the last 11 years.
Margaret was the co-founding president of the Caribou District II Heritage Society and was
recognized for faithful membership in April 2002, by the Rebekah Lodge No. 4. Other
memberships included the Pictou County Heritage and Genealogy Society, the Ladies Auxiliary
Caribou District II Fire Department and the Northumberland Contact Group of Monarchist
League of Canada. Finally, Margaret was a supporter of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Her
unfailing participation in local activities was a reflection of her love of community and those who
shared the neighbourhood with her. Margaret loved hearing and telling a good story and was a
collector, writer and an avid local historian. Her talent is documented in the book "The Stories of
Caribou" and in her own edited book "Homestead Collections", published when she was 86. In
1992, Margaret was honoured by the Governor General of Canada for her distinctive contribution
to compatriots, community and to Canada and was awarded a commemorative medal for the
125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada at Government House in Halifax. Margaret
worked at the Children's Training Centre in Pictou and retired from the Shiretown Nursing Home
at the age of 75. Her hobbies included knitting, quilting, rug hooking, reading and crossword
puzzles. She liked music and travel. "Marg" was a kind and loving person, whose strength of
character and cheerful demeanor were admired by her family and those who knew her. Among
her greatest qualities was her ever-constant sense of humour and sharp wit. "I lived life with a
song in my heart", aptly describes Marg's attitude. Margaret is survived by her children, Edward
(Dorte), Caribou; Catherine (Gaston Bruneau), Ottawa; Anne Boone (Donald Chiasson),
Braeshore; Len, Sheet Harbour; Mary Richard (Al McConnell), Truro; Duncan (Isabel), Caribou;
Jane (Jim Connor), at home; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna MacKay,
Braeshore; Doris MacMillan, Harris Road; Jesse Fitch, Moncton; Jean (Ralph Heighton), Pictou;
brother, John (Gayle) MacKeil, Dartmouth. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Alf; son,
Larry; daughter, Jessie Talbot; brother, Blaine MacKeil. Visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Pictou
United Church with Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. Burial will be in Waterside Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to Pictou United Church or Caribou District II Fire
Department.


OBIT # 4548 – EVENING NEWS – 8 FEBRUARY 2003
OTTAWA - Word has been received of the death of Harry David Howard, 35 of Ottawa-Hull. He
is survived by his parents, Harry and Mary (Hudry) Howard, Grimsby, ON; a sister, Jacquelyn
(Stewart) Ross, Aurora, ON; nephew, Jamie; niece, Caroline. He is also survived by his
grandparents, Joseph and Gertie Hudry, Stellarton; aunts and uncles, Bonnie (Vic) Stewart,
Ottawa; Eddie (Joan), Stellarton; Geraldine (Keith) Barry, Halifax; Donna (Bill) Gennoe,
Stellarton; Bernadette (Terry) Nelson, Halifax; Elva (Foster) Gordon, Stellarton; Barbara (Jay)
Fancott, Pointe Claire; Eleanor Howard, Westville; many cousins and friends. Funeral will be
held in Ottawa, with interment in Grimsby at a later date. HOWARD, Harry David On
Wednesday Feburary 5, 2003, David Howard age 35. Most cherished son of Harry (Newt)
Howard and Mary Hudry, of Grimsby. Much loved brother of Jackie Ross (Stuart) of Aurora and
loving uncle of Jamie and Caroline. Predeceased by grandparents Harry and Elva Howard. Also
left to mourn are his maternal grandparents Joseph and Gertrude Hudry of Stellarton, Nova Scotia
and many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. David was a truly gifted individual and
was actively involved in theatre in Hamilton and currently the Ottawa Little Theatre. He attended
Glendale and Westdale High Schools. He will be truly missed. Safe in the arms of the Lord. Rest
in peace dear David, we love you. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St.
Joseph Blvd., Orleans, Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. A Service in Memory of David will take
place Monday in the Chapel at 3 p.m. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Little Theatre or the
Psychiatric Unit of the Hull Hospital appreciated.


OBIT # 4549 – EASTERN CHRONICLE – 8 JANUARY 1942
A telegram received on Tuesday conveyed the sad news of her son's deathto Mrs. MARGARET
MacLEAN, New Glasgow. Lance Corporal W.J. MacLEAN, or "Billy" as he was generally
known in the Pictou County town, had been overseas since the landing of the 1st Canadian
Division. He was only 21 years of age and had joined the Pictou Highlanders, 1st Battalion, at the
outbreak of the war. Army life was not new to him for he had served three summers at militia
camp. He transferred to another Nova Scotia unit to get overseas. His father was the late
Pte.JOHN MacLEAN, of the old 85th Battallion, one of those who fell in the First Great War. He
is survived by his mother, three sisters, MRS. JOHN FRASER, MRS.JOHN C. COOK, and
JEAN, at home, and six brothers, TOM and JOHN, at home, CHARLES, Sergeant in First
Canadian Signals; JOE, Piper in the Pictou Highlanders; LEO and ROACH in Montreal. To Mrs.
MacLean and family will go the deepest sympathy of the whole community.


OBIT # 4550 – HALIFAX HERALD – 30 MARCH 1992
Emma MacKay, 89, Glen Haven Manor, Formerly of 119 Alexander St., New Glasgow, died
Sunday, March 29 in the manor. Born in Port Hood, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and
Mary (MacInnis) Strickland. She was a housewife and member of First United Church, Trenton.
She is survived by two daughters, Georgina (Jo) (Mrs. James Weatherbie), Trenton. Mrs. Gloria
Krull, Darthmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Woolley, Valley View Villa; Mrs. Florence
Blackwood, Stellarton; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her
husband, George, a son Fraser; two brothers, Ira, Louis. Funeral was Tuesday, March 31 in R.H.
Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Spring burial will be in Lorne Street Cemetery.
OBIT # 4551 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 FEBRUARY 2003
DEAGLE, Rita Katheryn - Westville, passed away February 9, 2003, at home. Born in Trenton,
she was a daughter of the late Mary Belle (Langille) and Laughlin McKinnon. She is survived by
son, Larry Deagle, Thompson, Man.; daughter, Carol (Gordon) Stewart, Westville; sisters, Ann
MacKenzie, Truro; Bunny (Frank) Mason, Lourdes; grandchildren, Tim (Trish) Stewart, Austin,
Tex.; Jason Stewart (Cindy), Pictou; great-granddaughter, Amanda Stewart, Austin, Tex.; many
nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Pte. J.A.
McKinnon; a son in infancy; long-time friend and companion, Doug MacLeod. In accordance
with her wishes, her body was donated to medical science. There will be no funeral or visitation.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to
the Pictou County Victorian Order of Nurses or Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care.


OBIT # 4552 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 FEBRUARY 2003
GROSVOLD, Elena June - 76, 14 Sinclair St., Pictou, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2003,
in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Cyril and
Olive (Silva) Janosko. Over her lifetime June was a school teacher at Caribou River, Scotch Hill
and Pictou Island, she also was employed for a time at the Pictou Library. She was a member of
the Princess Rebekah Lodge 4, Pictou and a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Pictou. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Karsten; daughters, Diane, Vancouver; Donna, and
son, David, both at home. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation by request of the
deceased. A private family service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family
request that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Epilepsy
Association of Nova Scotia. Family and friends were blessed with her quick wit, her wonderful
stories and her love for life. Arrangements are entrusted to McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.


OBIT # 4553 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 FEBRUARY 2003
LORGE, Armand Joseph Sr. - 82, Thorburn, Pictou Co., died Sunday, February 9, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late August and Elise
(Keyeux) MacDougall Lorge. During his working years, Armand was employed as a taxi driver
for some five years, he worked in the MacBean Mine in Thorburn for 30 years, and was also
employed at Michelin Tire for 12 years from where he retired. Armand loved to fish, as well he
enjoyed carpentry, building his own home and his summer cottage which he enjoyed every
summer. He also enjoyed all the card parties he attended with his friends. He is survived by his
wife of 59 years, the former Christena (English), Thorburn; daughters, Dianne Lorge, Stellarton;
Jennie (Harold) Halliday, Westville; Cecelia Ann (James) Sartoris, Thorburn; sons, Armand Jr.
(Sharon), Thorburn; Roderick, Thorburn; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters,
Elise Campbell, Thorburn; Cecelia Robertson, Riverview, N.B. His remains will rest in H.W.
Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, for visiting from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service
will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, Rev. Glenn MacDonald
officiating. Burial will be in Thorburn Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of
Armand may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4554 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 FEBRUARY 2003
REDMOND, Elda Lillian - 78, Halifax, died Saturday, February 8, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII,
Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Luke and Ethel (Wallace) Francis.
Surviving are daughters, Bette MacDonald, Halifax; Janet (Mark) Rodgers, North Carolina;
grandchildren, John Harnum, Tracey Hindle, Jeffrey and Darren Harnum, Kimberly MacDonald,
Lindsay and Amanda Rodgers; two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband,
George; daughter, Nancy; one sister; several brothers. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Tuesday in Cruikshanks' Halifax Funeral Home, 2032 Robie St., Halifax. A reception to follow.
Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Arthritis Society.


OBIT # 4555 – HALIFAX HEALD – 10 FEBRUARY 2003
ROLFE, Eva Marie - 74, High Crest Seniors, Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., formerly of 24
Greenwood Rd., Thorburn and Blue Mountain, died Saturday, February 8, 2003, in High Crest
Seniors, Sherbrooke. Born in Sonora, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late Walter
and Effie (Jollotta) Jack. She was a resident of High Crest Seniors for the past 11 months having
previously resided in Thorburn and Blue Mountain. She was a member of St. Mary's River
Anglican Church, Guysborough County. Surviving are brothers, Lyle, Dartmouth; Wilfred,
Dartmouth; Vernon, St. Mary's River; Karl, Liscombe; many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Murray Rolfe; sister, Lillian Boutilier; brothers, Stanley, Earle and
Mervin in infancy. Her remains will rest in St. Mary's River Anglican Church, Guysborough
County, from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, in St.
Mary's River Anglican Church, Rev. Diana Brett-Frye officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
Donations in memory of Eva may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4556 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 AUGUST 1980
WILLIAM J. SMITH -TRENTON -- Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Augustine
Anglican Church, Trenton, for William James Smith, 20, of Hillside. Burial will be in Hillside
cemetery.Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Marion (Grover) and the late John Smith.He
was an adherent of St. Augustine Church. Surviving are three sisters Hilda (Mrs. Wilfred
Feltmate), Anderson's Mountain; Frances (Mrs. Brian Gammon) and Cindy, both of New
Glasgow, and a brother John, at home.He was predeceased by three brothers.The body is in the
R.H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton.


OBIT # 4557 – EVENING NEWS – 21 MAY 1994
FANNING, Margaret -- 86, Hamilton Road, Westville, died May 20, 1994, in Aberdeen Regional
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Lower Whitehead, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of
the late Thomas and Rhoda (Grover) Feltmate. She was the last surviving member of her
immediate family. She is survived by nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband,
David; brother, Charles. No visitation or flowers by request. A graveside committal service will
be at 3 p.m. today in Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow, Rev. Bruce Robertson officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.


OBIT # 4558 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 MAY 2003
FRASER, Duncan "Donald" - 95, High Crest Place, New Glasgow, died in Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow, Sunday, February 9, 2003. Born on MacLennan's Mountain, he was a son of the
late Daniel and Margaret (Macdonald) Fraser. After graduation from Dalhousie University and
Pine Hill College in Halifax, he served for a number of years as pastor for the United Church
congregations in Western Canada. He then turned to academic work taking postgraduate studies
at Toronto University and lecturing for two years at Middlebury College of Vermont. After
recovering from a period of ill health he did office work in Halifax until his retirement, then
returned to live in New Glasgow. He is survived by sister, Ethel Forbes, New Glasgow; a number
of nephews and a niece. He was predeceased by brothers, Alexander, Duncan, Andrew William
and John; sisters, Belle Fraser, Margaret Fraser, Christene Colby and Marion Clark. Visitation
will be 7-9 p.m. today in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will
be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel, Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating. Burial will be in
MacLennan's Mountain Cemetery at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to
Canadian Bible Society or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4559 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MAY 2003
FARR, Henry George "Harry" - 87, Old Barns, passed away February 11, 2003, in Colchester
Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Lower Truro, he was a son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth
(Hewitt) Farr. He enjoyed farming and gardening most of his life and later worked as an agent for
Pictou County Farmer's Fire Insurance. He lived in Old Barns all of his life and was very
interested in church, community affairs and the Colchester Food Bank. He is survived by his
wife, Laura (Brown); daughter, Patricia Archibald; son, Brian Farr; granddaughters, Kelley
Archibald and Chelsea Farr; great-grandson, Logan Watson; sister, Edith MacKenzie; nephews,
Donald MacKenzie, Eric Farr and wife Arlene; nieces, Nora Cherrington and Carol Martinovich.
He was predeceased by brother, Wilfred; sister-in-law, Eddy; sister, Dorothy; brother-in-law,
Patrick Cherrington. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A memorial service will
be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev.
Dan Gunn officiating. Spring interment in Old Barns Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations
in his memory may be made to Colchester Food Bank.


OBIT # 4560 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MAY 2003
FRASER, Peter Drummond - 59, much beloved husband of Elisabeth Jane "Libby"
(MacClement); loving father of Samuel Chesley David; son of Mary Tait (O'Brien) Fraser and the
late Chesley Drummond Fraser; brother of Jennifer Grout and husband Derek and sons, Patrick
and Andrew; George, wife, Nora and sons, Drummond, Peter and Jock; Bill, wife, Gloria and
children, Allan, Mairi, Beth and Meredith; Brien, wife, Michele and children, Adam and
Caroline; Meredith; Bronwyn Bagnell, husband, Bill and daughter, Mary Kathryn. He was a
retired minister of the United Church of Canada, having served in Saskatchewan and Nova
Scotia. He will be missed by a host of relatives and friends, "In mystic sweet communion with
those whose rest is won." Please consider donations to the Mission and Service Fund of the
United Church of Canada. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 13, in the H.W. Angus
Funeral Home, King Street, New Glasgow. Service 2 p.m. Friday, February 14, in Trinity United
Church, Temperance Street, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4561 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 FEBRUARY 2003
LANGILLE, Gary Alexander - 57, died February 10, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Percy and Lydia Langille. Gary was a resident of
Riverview Adult Residential Centre, Riverton, the last years of his life. He was predeceased by
brother, Charlie. Surviving are sisters, Marie (Greg) Morais, Pictou; Linda (Ray) Butt, Joan
(Dave) High; brothers, Donald, Huck, all of Cambridge, Ont.; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cremation has taken place. Service 11 a.m. Thursday in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou,
Rev. William White and Rev. Frances Boutilier officiating. Spring burial in Seaview Cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to The Asthma Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4562 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 FEBRUARY 2003
SEWELL, Gerald Robert "Jerry" - 63, Trenton, died February 11, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph Arthur and Winnifred B.
(Gunning) Sewell. Surviving are his wife, Diane (Hafey); daughter, Tracey (Robert); son, Jerry
(Ardis); sister, Judy (Stan); brothers, Russell (Sandra), Ross (Carolyn), Jackie (Nettie);
grandsons, Tyler and Ryan; several nieces, nephews. Visiting 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Thursday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday in
Church of the Nazarene, Rev. Doug Herbert officiating. Interment in Hillside Cemetery. Family
flowers only. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity of choice.


OBIT # 4563 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 12 FEBRUARY 2003
MCAULAY, MARGARET NICHOLE, "MAGGIE", 78, of Oak St., Pictou, passed away
Saturday, February 8, 2003 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she
was a daughter of the late William Mitchell and Mary (Cullen) MacLennan. Margaret was a
loving mother and grandmother and a past member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Royal Canadian
Legion Branch 16, Pictou. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is
survived by her two sons Kenneth W. and Richard K. (Helene), both of Pictou; three
grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John James, daughter Mary Ellen; brother
Thomas MacLennan; and sister Helen Cameron. The funeral service was held Tuesday from the
McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be
in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory may be made to the
Kidney Foundation.


OBIT # 4564 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 FEBRUARY 2003
KONT, Jaan "Papa" - 87, Lorne Street, New Glasgow, died Tuesday, February 11, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Vandra, Estonia, he was a son of the late Hants and
Juuli (Lohmus) Kont. He and his family immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1949. He had
been employed with Trenton Works for 28 years and was known for his poultry hobby farm. He
was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. Papa will be remembered for his love of
family and gardening. Surviving are his wife, Ivi (Kalam); sons, Peep (Joan) Maelde, Fredericton;
Mati (Joan Moore Tierney) Maelde, Ottawa; sister, Vaike Kaleva, Lorne; grandchildren, Guido,
Steven, Corina; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Savana, Emma Rose, Angelina, Anna; several
nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Anton, Erich. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Friday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m.
Saturday in Trinity United Church, Ms. Lori Crocker Diaconal Minister officiating. Interment
will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in his memory to Alzheimer Society of
Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.


OBIT # 4565 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 FEBRUARY 2003
KORBER, Karl O. - 61, Harris Road, Haliburton, Pictou Co., died February 11, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Köln, Germany, he immigrated to Canada as a child
after the war. Karl was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 16, Pictou. He
enjoyed communicating on his CB radio. Surviving are wife, the former Anne Piggott; daughter,
Kathy (Gary) Sutherland; grandsons, Chad, Ryan Sutherland; two sisters and one brother in
Belgium. He was predeceased by his parents. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or funeral
by request. Burial and committal service will be in the spring. Donations to the Palliative Care
Unit, Aberdeen Hospital or Pictou County SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to McLaren Funeral
Home, Pictou.


OBIT # 4566 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 FEBRUARY 2003
LEVY, Sperry Edward - 75, Kale's Korner, Pomquet, Antigonish Co., formerly of Coalburn,
Pictou Co,. passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home on February 12, 2003. Born in New
Ross, he was a son of the late Foreman and Margurite (Walker) Levy. Sperry was a resident of
Pomquet for the past three years and prior to that resided in Coalburn for a number of years. He
was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. In his early years he was employed with Warren
Maritimes Paving Co. Sperry received great joy from fishing and dancing. Surviving are
daughters, Kathy (Peter) Vanedam, Pomquet; Heather (Richard) Boussard, Monastery; son,
Kenneth (Evelyn) Levy, London, Ont.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
stepchildren, Eileen (Jackie) Bowles, New Glasgow; Robert (Juanita) Koszkulics, Donnie
(Margie) Koszkulics, George (Liz) Koszkulics, all of Little Harbour; sisters, Anne Mosher, Three
Mile Plains; Ina (Bernie) Smith, Greenwich, Kings Co.; brothers, Foster (Shirley), Aylesford;
Carroll (Ella Jean), Vaughan, Hants Co.; Roy (Amelda) and Vernon (Bonnie), both of New Ross;
his former wife, Theresa Levy, Monastery. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Alice
Clark (Koszulics) Levy; sister, Helen; brothers, Allan, Clyde and Cecil. His remains will rest in
H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral mass will
be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen
officiating. Burial will be in Church Brook Cemetery, Little Harbour. Donations in memory of
Sperry may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4567 – HALIFAX HERALD – 14 FEBRUARY 2003
MacLEOD (Fraser), Edna MacDonald - Her husband and family announces the passing of Edna
MacLeod on February 13, 2003, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born July
25, 1917, she was a daughter of the late George and Jessie (Langille) Fraser, Brule. Edna was a
teacher in Colchester and Pictou Counties for 35 years, retiring in 1976. She is survived by her
husband of 59 years, Malcolm, Tatamagouche; son, David (Shirley), Truro; granddaughters,
Alana, Truro; Patricia, Nottingham, England; sisters, Annie Vincent, Tatamagouche; Lillian
(Donald) Sutherland, Truro; brothers, William (Jean), Brule; David, Hamilton, Ont.; sisters-in-
law, Aileen, Tatamagouche; Joyce, New Glasgow. She was predeceased by sisters, Ellen
Hayman, Janie Donaldson and Kathleen "Kay" Cunningham; brothers, Hughie, George and
Henry. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche.
By Edna's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. A graveside service
will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to North Shore Health Services
Foundation.


OBIT # 4568 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 FEBRUARY 2003
ARCHIBALD, James Edmund Leo - 69, Spryfield, passed away suddenly February 12, 2003, at
home. Born in Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Mable (George) and Densmore
Archibald. He was a long-time employee of Halifax Vocational School. He was a loving husband
and father, and an avid bingo player. He enjoyed painting in his younger years. Later his
enjoyment became watching wrestling and game shows. He will be dearly missed by all who
knew him. He is survived by his wife, Goldie (Young); daughters, Jacquesline (Lee), Ontario;
Crystal Archibald (formerly Sellars), Halifax; son, Kent Archibald, Ontario; son-in-law, Glen
Lee; daughter-in-law, Pamela; former sons-in-law, Leroy Saulnier, William Sellars; future son-in-
law, Marco Niese, Holland; grandchildren, Paul Saulnier, Toronto; Dawn Sellars, Halifax; Felicia
Sellars, Dartmouth; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Candice, Tyler, Destiny, Kassondra, Joshua,
Amanda and Andreya; sisters, Myrna Mathews, Truro; Ruby Sullivan, Truro; Gloria Barttlet,
Truro; Jean Hudson, New Brunswick; Marie Wilde, Lunenburg; brother, Gary Archibald. He will
be cremated. Arrangements are entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, Spryfield, where
memorial service will take place 2 p.m. Monday, February 17. In lieu of flowers, please make
donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4569 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 FEBRUARY 2003
FISHER, Ida Louise - 81, Truro, passed away February 14, 2003, in Colchester Regional
Hospital, Truro. Born in Five Mile River, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Emma
Allison. She is survived by daughters, Jean (Donald) Shaw, Sheet Harbour; Vera Scullion
(Ronnie Johnson), Stewiacke; Ruth (Lewis) Wambolt, Sackville; Linda Fisher, Wanda Fisher,
both of Truro; Marlene (Patrick) Flynn, Porters Lake; sons, Kenneth (Brenda Fisher),
Coldstream; Robie (Lavenia Langille), Upper North River; Lorne (Brenda Spinney), Stewiacke;
29 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Doug (Helen) Allison, British Columbia; half-
brothers, William Reader, Maitland; Charles (Hazel) Reader, British Columbia. She was
predeceased by her husband, Alexander; three grandsons in infancy, grandson, Timmy Smith;
brother, Harold Allison; sisters, Lillian Thomas, Doris Tanner, Etta Ferguson, Eudora Upham,
Myrtle Allison. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, both
in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Bob Hussey officiating.
Interment at a later date in Five Mile River Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian
Diabetes Association.


OBIT # 4570 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 FEBRUARY 2003
REID (Langille), Elaine May - Melville, River John, passed away peacefully at home, Friday,
February 14, 2003, surrounded by family. Born in Pictou, August 21, 1951, she was a daughter of
the late Elmer and Mabel (Baillie) Langille (River John). Elaine was a loving wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ian; sons, Craig and Kevin (Sherry); brothers, Donnie
(Betty), Everett (Sheila), Ronald (Greta), Wayne (Sharon), Robert (Linda), all of River John;
sisters-in-law, Beth Reid, Yarmouth; Gayle (Rick) Croft, Salmon Arm, B.C.; Lynn Reid (David),
Saint John, N.B.; mother and father-in-law, Alex and Alice Reid, River John; aunts, Helen
(Lloyd) Gunn, Brule; Margaret Baillie, Hamilton, Ont.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a resident of River John all her life. She had tremendous involvement with family,
community and church. As a faithful and active member of St. George's Presbyterian Church, she
served as an elder, secretary of board of managers and took part in St. George's auxiliary and
choir. Elaine was a true community leader being a valuable member of the River John
Community Choir, R.J.'s, River John's Festival Committee and several other groups. She also
enjoyed baking, gardening and a good game of cards. She was well recognized by receiving
volunteer citizen awards both locally and provincially. Family and friends in the community and
surrounding area will dearly miss her. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in MacLeod's Funeral
Home, River John. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in St. George's Presbyterian
Church, River John. Spring burial will be held at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations
may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. George's Presbyterian Church or a charity of
choice. "Her helping hands are now at rest, Through her life we were truly blessed".


OBIT # 4571 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 FEBRUARY 2003
RAWDING, Keith Kinsman - 80, Lantz, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully with
dignity February 16, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Deep Brook, Annapolis Co., he was the
son of the late John and Mildred (Adams) Rawding. He served in the Canadian Army, Pictou
Highlanders Regiment from 1940 to 1946, being discharged as Lieutenant. Keith joined L.E.
Shaw Ltd. in 1947 and became an associate owner and director of L.E. Shaw Ltd. in 1978.
Community service was a major part of his life. He was Past President, Elmsdale Branch, Royal
Canadian Legion; Past President, Lantz Credit Union; member of Nova Scotia Chamber of
Mineral Resources; member of Development Committee, Municipality of East Hants; Master
Mason, Euclid Lodge No. 92, New Glasgow. Keith enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing, hockey,
bowling and was an avid golfer. During his early years in New Glasgow, Keith was active with
the New Glasgow Rangers Senior Hockey Team and was inducted into the Pictou County Sports
Heritage Hall of Fame. He was past member of Oakfield Golf and Country Club and
Abercrombie Golf Club, New Glasgow. He was active for many years in the United Church in
Lantz and New Glasgow. Surviving are his wife, Rose (Brooks); daughters, Barbara Powell, New
Glasgow; Gaye (Michael Ashley), Lantz; grandchildren, Jason (Tammy) Powell, Halifax; Joel
(Kathy) Powell, Halifax; Alexandra and Hillary Ashley, Lantz; great-grandson, Spencer Keith
Powell and sister, Barbara Marr, Halifax. He was predeceased by infant daughter, Sharon Faye.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, in Ettinger
Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, with a Masonic Lodge Service, Euclid Lodge No. 92 at 6:30 p.m.
followed by a Royal Canadian Legion Service, Elmsdale Branch No. 48 at 7 p.m.. Funeral service
will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Milford United Church, Rev. Helen Waddell officiating. Interment
at a later date in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4572 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 FEBRUARY 2003
SIMPSON (Smith), Katherine Barbara - 83, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of Lorne and
Abercrombie, passed away Monday, February 17, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Iris,
P.E.I., she was a daughter of the late John Daniel and Jessie (MacLean) Matheson. She was the
former owner of Abercrombie Grocery. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church,
Hopewell, and lifetime member of Abercrombie Women's Institute and Golden Link Rebekah
Lodge 2. She is survived by daughters, Faye (Cedric) Pilkington, Bedford; Barbara (George)
Bruce, New Glasgow; son, Glenn Smith, Vancouver; grandchildren, Allyson (Rod) McNeil,
Melissa Pilkington, Evan Bruce, Adam (Shoba) Bruce, Adrian Bruce; stepdaughters, Bernice
(Jim) Demchuk, Kelowna, B.C.; Shirley (Ray) Verdone, Calgary; stepsons, Daniel (Maureen)
Simpson, Montreal; Robert D. (Charlotte) Simpson, Montreal; Ronald P. (Marguerite),
Mississauga; sisters, Loretta (Ron) Carter, Owen Sound; Thelma (Charles) Ross, Sudbury;
brother, Finley (Rosalee) Matheson, New Zealand. She was predeceased by her first husband,
Adrian Smith; sister, Margaret (Carl) Cameron; brother, William Matheson. Visitation will be 2-
4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funeral service will be
held 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Gary Tonks officiating. Burial in Abercrombie Cemetery at a later date.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Hopewell or a charity
of choice.


OBIT # 4573 – HALIFAX MAIL – 22 MAY 1945
STELLARTON, May 20 - Pte. Neil Roderick Mclean, son of Neil McLean and the late Mrs
McLean, Marie Street, Lourdes, is officially reported to have died May 12, as the result of
accidental drowning on the Western Front. He had been overseas four years. Besides his father,
he is survived by three sisters, Isabell, at home; Ann (Mrs Sam Fifield), Bernard, New Glasgow.
Another brother, John, was killed at the Allan Shaft mine some time ago.


OBIT # 4574 – PICTOU ADVOCATE – 19 FEBRUARY 2003
HISLOP, WILLIAM NELSON, passed away on January 27, 2003 in Chilliwack, BC at age 77.
He was born in Pictou, NS and is survived by his wife Katherine. William was predeceased by his
parents James and Mary Anna Hislop also of Pictou. Memorial donations may be made to the
Canadian Heart Fund in his name. No service by request.


OBIT # 4575 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 FEBRUARY 2003
MACDONALD, Marie Christine Bernadette, QC - Halifax, passed away Tuesday, February 18,
2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, April 8, 1953, she was a
daughter of Alan and Annemarie (Levesque) Macdonald and a granddaughter of the late Judge
Alan and Christine (MacKinnon) Macdonald (Antigonish) and the late Regis and Theresa (Ruet)
Levesque (St. Leonard, N.B.). Bernadette was graduated from Mount Saint Vincent Academy,
Mount Saint Vincent University and Dalhousie Law School. Following her graduation from
Dalhousie in 1978, she accepted a position in private practice in Calgary, Alta., returning to Nova
Scotia in 1981 to join the Department of the Attorney General as an Assistant Prosecuting
Officer. At the time of her death, Bernadette was a Senior Crown Counsel with the Nova Scotia
Department of Justice. She was highly respected by members of the law enforcement community,
who valued and appreciated her skill and dedication in preparing and presenting complex legal
cases. Bernadette considered it an honour to serve her community and her profession and did so
with great passion and distinction. She was active on many committees of the Nova Scotia
Barristers' Society, including Chair of the Provincial Liaison Committee, member of the
Administration of Justice Committee and member of the Society Discipline Committee. In
recognition of her professional achievements, the Canadian Judicial Institute invited her to be the
keynote speaker at the New Brunswick Judges Educational Conference in 1999. She served on
the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University, was Past President of the Dalhousie Alumni
Board of Directors and chaired numerous committees at Dalhousie. In recognition of her
outstanding contributions to Dalhousie University, she was awarded the A. Gordon Archibald
Alumni of the Year Award in 1999. Bernadette also volunteered as the Vice Chair of the Board of
Governors of The Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, and as a member of the Board of the
Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), the Nova Scotia Art Bank Review Advisory Board
and the Pier 21 Society. She was a Life Member of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In addition to
her beloved parents, she is survived by her sister Marie-Paule, Waterloo; brothers, Alan, Toronto;
Ronald Foley, Halifax. Bernadette was a truly engaging and generous friend to many, and
treasured by them all. Her joie de vivre and vibrant character will be cherished and fondly
remembered by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. A celebration of Bernadette's life,
concelebrated by Rev. Robert Floyd and Rev. Bernard O'Neill will take place at 2 p.m. Friday,
February 21, in the Chapel, Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse, Bedford Highway. Burial will be
in St. Ninian's Cemetery, Antigonish, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Bernadette's family
requests that donations may be made to The Nova Scotia College of Art & Design or a charity of
choice.


OBIT # 4576 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 FEBRUARY 2003
SUTHERLAND, Mary Cecilia "Mae" - 92, Wilmot, formerly of Stellarton, died February 20,
2003, in Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born in Lourdes, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of
the late Casper and Florence (Boehk) Miller. Surviving are Cyrena (Charles) McLean, Trenton;
Verda DeCoste, Wilmot; Yvonne (James) MacGregor, Eastern Passage; Catherine Murphy,
Gatineau, Que.; sons, Joseph (Hazel) Pettipas, Hamilton, Ont.; Roy (Erin) Pettipas, Alberta;
sister, Martha Graham, Stellarton; brother, Reggie Miller, Stellarton; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-
grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Pettipas; her second husband,
George Sutherland; sister, Florence; brothers, Ernest, Robert, Roddie, Joseph and Francis; two
grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial service 11 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes
Church, North Ford Street, Stellarton, Father Syd Mufflen officiating. Donations to a charity of
your choice.


OBIT # 4577 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 FEBRUARY 2003
CAMPBELL, Gordon Angus - 65, New Glasgow, died Friday, February 21, 2003. He was a son
of the late John and Chris (MacDonald) Campbell. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Patricia (Hoare);
daughter, Laurie Anderson; sons, Richie, Brian; six grandchildren; sisters, Mary English,
Margaret MacIntosh, Betty Fraser, Ruth Rogers; brother, Jack; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New
Glasgow. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton,
Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Reception to follow in the parish
hall. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.


OBIT # 4578 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 FEBRUARY 2003
PERRY, Robert Fulton - 53, Piedmont Valley Road, Merigomish, passed away Thursday,
February 20, 2003, at his home. Born in Caledonia, Guysborough Co., he was a son of Lorne
Moser, Westville, and the late Pearl Perry. Robert was a resident of Merigomish for the past nine
years. He worked as a labourer most of his working life retiring due to ill health. Robert enjoyed
fishing and playing his guitar. Besides his father, surviving are his wife, the former Donna
DeCoff; daughters, Glenda, at home; Becky (Justin), Thorburn; Melissa and Shelby, both at
home; sons, John Robert, Switzerland; Robert, at home; sisters, Noreen (Leroy) Allard, Ontario;
Donna (Gerald) Hape, Trenton Road; Ann (Marty) Buell, Saltsprings, Pictou Co.; Patsy (Calvin)
McCarthy, Hopewell; Sheila (Kevin) Royles, Pictou Landing; brothers, Lorne (Becky) Moser Jr.,
Riverton; Allan (Denise) Royles, Pictou; a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother, Pearl Perry. His remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral
Home, New Glasgow, for visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, where funeral
service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Gail Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale
Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Robert may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society
or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
OBIT # 4579 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 FEBRUARY 2003
SILVER, Anna "Ruth", - 67, Lower Mount Thom, Pictou Co., passed away Friday, February 21,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Mount Thom, she was a daughter of Mrs.
Jeanetta (Tattrie) Cameron, Mount Thom, and the late Chester Cameron. She was a member of
St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Allister";
daughters, Debbie (John) Campbell, Westville; Carol Young, Westville; son, Blair (Carol Ann),
Lower Mount Thom; grandchildren, Sabrina and Karen Campbell, Sophie Young and Robert
Silver; brothers, Chettie (Marsha) Cameron, Lower Mount Thom; Wesley (Ellie) Cameron,
Lower Mount Thom; Alvin (Glenda) Cameron, New Glasgow; Keith (Linda) Cameron, Lower
Mount Thom; Blair (Edie) Cameron, Lower Mount Thom; sister, Loudell (Tony) Steadman, Salt
Springs; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Eagles Funeral
Home, Westville, where her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Heatherdale
Memorial Gardens, Sylvester.


OBIT # 4580 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 SEPTEMBER 1994
THOMASON, Agnes Osborne - 78, Ottawa, formerly of New Glasgow, died September 18, 1994
in Ottawa General Hospital. Born in Springhill, Cumberland County, she was a daughter of the
late James and Ida (Bule) Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, Douglas B.; son, James,
barrie, ON; three grandsons. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m., Septemberr 26, 2-4, 7-9 p.m., September
27 in R. H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, September
28 in Trinity United Church, Rev. Fred Archibald officiating. Burial will be in Brookside
Cemetery.


OBIT # 4581 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 FEBRUARY 2003
ARTHUR, Eileen Kerr - Brother Street, New Glasgow, passed away Saturday, February 22,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late
Kerr and Grace (Horton) Arthur. She worked for many years in New Glasgow at Norfolk Hotel,
Clairtone and Vee Eight Motors. As well, she taught business at Maritime Business School.
Eileen also worked for a number of years in California and Boston. She was a member of Trinity
United Church. Eileen was an avid skater and enjoyed travelling with her family. She is survived
by her brother, Donald Cameron (Shirley) Arthur, Halifax, and their children, Lynn and Bonnie;
several nieces and nephews, Shirley (Fred) Hannington, sons, Mark, Steven and Fred, Ontario;
Robert F. (Maxine) MacDonald and children Mike (Valerie), Jeffrey (Susan) and Lori Dunn,
Ontario; Donald Kenneth (Mary) MacDonald and children Helen and Barbara, Ontario; Judy
Dickson (Glenn Boyd), Trenton. Also surviving is her beloved niece, Stephanie (David)
MacKinnon, and her adored Max and Kennedy, for whom she babysat. Her great-niece, Jennifer
(Joe) Strozzeri, Toronto, and their children Sam and Giovanna, Chris (Kara) MacDonald, Halifax,
and their children Michelle, Meghan and Angela (Jeff) Brennan and Gregg K. MacDonald, New
Glasgow and their mother Nancy. She was predeceased by sisters, Jean MacDonald and Vera
Arthur; her nephew, James Arthur MacDonald. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral
Home, New Glasgow, for visitation 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today, where funeral service will be held on
Tuesday at 11 a.m., Lori Crocker Diaconal Minister officiating. Burial in Abercrombie Cemetery
at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Eileen may be made to
Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care.


OBIT # 4582 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 FEBRUARY 2003
BORDEN, Parker Mitchell - 72, Halifax, passed away February 22, 2003, in QEII Health
Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary
(Lawrence) Borden. Parker was a very kind and loving person who will be greatly missed. He
worked at the Halifax Shipyards for 36 years. Parker received a plaque from the Red Cross for
giving blood for 25 years. Surviving are daughter, Wendy (Michael) Sparks, Halifax; son, Troy
(Rene) Thomas, Halifax; brother, Arnold, Scarborough, Ont.; sisters, Claudia and Irene,
Montreal; Hilda (Bert) Allen, Dartmouth; grandson, Eric who he loved dearly; several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Forrester, William, Nelson; nephew, Bobby.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, both in
Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, Pastor Glenn Mitchell officiating, assisted by
Pastor Chuck Novasad. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the
funeral home. Donations to Canadian Red Cross Society.


OBIT # 4583 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 FEBRUARY 2003
ROGERS, Michael J. "Mike" - 25, Oxford, Cumberland Co., formerly of Priestville, Pictou Co.,
passed away Thursday, February 20, as a result of a snowmobile accident in Pugwash,
Cumberland Co. He was born in New Glasgow, the son of Stuart and Jennie (Davidson) Rogers.
He resided in Priestville before moving to Oxford some 18 months ago. He was a member of St.
Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, and a graduate of Westville High School.
After high school he worked for a brief time at Proundfoots Feed Mill. For the past 18 months he
worked as a forklift operator at Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd. He was an avid hockey player and
loved the sport of snowmobiling. Surviving besides his parents, are sister, Amanda Nicole,
Priestville; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Dora Davidson, New Glasgow; paternal
grandmother, Eleanor MacGrath, New Glasgow; eight uncles and six aunts. He was predeceased
by his paternal grandfather, Frances MacGrath. His remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral
Home, New Glasgow, with visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral mass will be held
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, New Glasgow, Father
Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial in Priestville Cemetery. Donations may be made to a
charity of one's choice.


OBIT # 4584 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 FEBRUARY 2003
MUNRO, Margaret Geneva - Born November 4, 1916, in West River Station, daughter of the late
John and Mary MacNabb Campbell, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2003, in Cumberland
Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, Cumberland Co., surrounded by her cherished
family. Her early years were spent in Pictou County. Al and Margaret then moved to Springhill in
1952 where she devoted her lifetime to being an active member of her community and church.
During her years of giving, she was an active member with I.O.D.E., St. David's Ladies Circle,
Sunset Auxiliary and Springhill Lionettes. Always at her husband's side, she was involved with
C.W. Carter, Springhill, The Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia and Lion's
International. Margaret was a caring and devoted mother, grandmother and friend who will be
missed by all. Left to mourn her passing are daughters, Mary Mundle (Tom), Linden; Marjorie
(Michael) Hatherley, Halifax; son, William "Bill" (Wanda) Munro, Linden; 11 grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all including the youngsters at Linden
Beach who affectionately knew her as "Nannie Ro". She was predeceased by her husband of 61
years, N. Allison Munro; her loving granddaughter, P. Allyson Mundle. Cremation has taken
place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, where a
memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 27, Rev. Allan Griffin officiating.
Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Allyson Mundle Memorial Fund, QEII
Foundation, or a charity of choice. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the
doctors, nurses and staff of the ICU and Medical Inpatient Unit of Cumberland Regional Health
Care Centre.



OBIT # 4585 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 FEBRUARY 2003
TRAMBLE (Grant), Mary Catherine - The Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou, formerly of
Brookside Avenue, New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 25, 2003, in
Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Mary was born September 3, 1918, in Long Point, Inverness
Co. She was a daughter of the late John D. and Catherine (Cameron) Grant, Long Point, and grew
up there attending school in Cape Breton and then onto Normal College in Truro. She taught
school in various places including Mulgrave and Trenton. She and Hubert lived in several places
including Sheet Harbour, Antigonish and finally settling in New Glasgow, where they raised their
family. For the past three years she has been a resident of the Oddfellows Home in Pictou. She
was a member of St. John The Baptist Church in New Glasgow and a life member of the CWL of
that parish. Mary is survived by her children, Arlene and her husband Ward Garrett, Durham,
N.C.; Francis and his wife Linda, Halifax; Claire and her husband Don Snowdon, Calgary;
grandchildren, Tegan and Briana Garrett, Erin and Kate Tramble, Brenna and Jeff Snowdon;
sister, Isabel Grant, Long Point, Cape Breton. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her
husband, Hubert; two children in infancy; brothers, Duncan, Alex, Dan A., Bill; infant sister,
Florence Margaret. The family would like to acknowledge the skilled and sensitive care provided
by the staff at the Oddfellows Home in Pictou, who appreciated what a beautiful lady she was.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in H. W. Angus Funeral Home, New
Glasgow. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John The Baptist Church, 390 High
St., New Glasgow, Father Regis Halloran officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Oddfellows Home, Pictou or a charity of
your choice.


OBIT # 4586 – UNKNOWN PAPER – FEBRUARY 2003
Shirley Alexia Bigney (Gedicks) of Provo, Utah, died February 2nd, 2003, after a battle with
cancer. She born March 9, 1931 in Trenton, Pictou Co., NS. ...the third child of Alexia Odessa
Duncan and Alexander Sinclair Bigney. She grew up on MacLennan's Mtn. She moved with her
family to the US in 1947. Funeral services were on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003. Burial in Orem City
Cemetery in Utah.


OBIT # 4587 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 MARCH 2003
PARSONAGE, Gordon Seymour - 76, Union Street, Westville, passed away Sunday, March 2,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late William
and Lillian (Rogers) Parsonage. He was an adherent of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
Westville, where he had served on their board of managers. He was a member of Scotia Lodge
11, I.O.O.F. for 56 years and a member of their Encampment. He was also a member of the
Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge and a former member of the Westville Curling Club. Gordon
was a well-known garage mechanic first working at Breen's Service Station and later owned and
operated Gordon's Fina and Gordon's Petrocan in Westville until retirement. He is survived by his
wife, Betty (Hines); children, Lillian Myles (Sam), Westville; Frank (Michele), Plymouth Park;
Karen Wilson (Trueman), Westville; Joanne, Liverpool; grandchildren, Nathan, Devon and Cara.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.
His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
Westville, Rev. Glenn Cooper officiating. Interment will be in Auburn Cemetery, Westville.
Family flowers only. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian
Church or Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4588 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 FEBRUARY 1950
Hector Fraser -Hopewell, Feb. 5 - The many friends in this community will regret to hear of the
sudden passing of Hector Fraser, in Somerville, Mass. Mr. Fraser was born in nearby Marshdale,
a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Fraser. When a young man, he went to Boston, Mass.
where he lived for a while, then going to Somerville, Mass. He leaves one sister, Mrs. W.H. Gray,
living at present in Stellarton, and several brothers in USA.



OBIT # 4589 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 MARCH 2003
O'BRIEN, John William - 95, Westville, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2003, at his home. Born
in Westville, he was a son of the late Tom and Agnes (Craig) O'Brien. In his youth, John traveled
extensively around the world and was a veteran of the Second World War . He worked as a coal
miner for 40 years in several Pictou County coal mines. He was a member of Church of the Holy
Name, Westville. John is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Gillis (John), Moncton; sons, John
(Mae), Winnipeg; Dan (Kay), Saint John, N.B.; Tom (Norma), Westville; 13 grandchildren; five
great- grandchildren; sister, Nettie Graham (Carr), Moncton; brother, Raymond (Lorraine),
Westville. He was predeceased by his wife, Christy; son, Kenneth; daughter, Marian; brothers,
Robert, James, Tom; sister, Mary. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends from 9-
9:45 a.m. Wednesday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, followed by a memorial service at 10
a.m. in the funeral home, Father Donald Boudreau officiating. Interment will be in Holy Name
Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova
Scotia or Holy Name Cemetery Fund.


OBIT # 4590 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 MARCH 2003
BAYER, Douglas Thomas, P Eng. - 97, Cottage Road, Sydney, died Monday, March 3, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Frank Edward and
Isabella Caroline (Story) Bayer. He graduated from Acadia University (1930) and the former
Nova Scotia Technical College (1932), obtaining his professional designation several years later.
He was an electrical engineer with Eastern Light and Power and then Nova Scotia Power,
Sydney, retiring in 1971. Doug was a life member of APENS and the Engineering Institute of
Canada. He enjoyed gardening and spending time at his cottage on the Mira. Surviving are his
son, Frank (Ruby), New Glasgow; daughter-in-law, Denise Bayer, Toronto, Ont.; grandchildren,
Douglas, Janice, Donald, Desmond, Peter, Charlotte; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He
was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Katherine "Kit" (Macdonald), RN; son, Ian; sisters, Nan
Bayer, Frankie Lewis; brother, Eddie. There will be no visitation at Doug's request. A private
family graveside service will be held at a later date in Hardwood Hill Cemetery, Sydney.
Donations may be made in his memory to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, QEII Health
Sciences Centre Foundation or Victorian Order of Nurses, Sydney Branch. Funeral arrangements
are entrusted to P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
OBIT # 4591 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MARCH 2003
FISHER, McKenna Danielle - July 22, 2002-March 2, 2003. Born and raised in the IWK Health
Centre Foundation by her loving parents and nurses. This joyful loving daughter of Scott and
Tonya Fisher, Truro, was blessed with brothers, Travis and Cameron Fisher; grandparents, Jimmy
and Terry Redmond, Truro; Phillip and Ruth Fisher, Upper Musquodoboit; great- grandparents,
Kimball and Jean Lucas, New Glasgow; Charlie and Marie Redmond, Linacy; loving aunts and
uncles, Pam, Patty, Shelly, Tony and Pamela. A private service will be held in Immaculate
Conception Church, Truro. Spring burial in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. On-line condolences
may be made to: mattatall@funeralscanada.com This very special baby was born to be an angel.
With more love in her life and happiness that no one person could imagine a beautiful child
having. Despite everything she always had a smile on her face. She was born special and we all
believe that she was meant to be an angel and have her wings. She changed a lot of lives in such a
short time, but it was for the best. She made people realize how precious life is and never take for
granted the loved ones around you. We will miss you greatly and you will never be forgotten. We
will see you again, we love you. This poem is dedicated to you. Dedicated to McKenna
Danielle/McKenna Danielle, a name from above/She brings us close so filled with love/Every
little smile and giggle too/McKenna Danielle, we love you/So perfect and innocent such joy you
bring/ You mean more than jewels to a king/From your beautiful big eyes/To your little tiny toes/
Like a blossoming flower or a blooming rose/ A baby girl who so dearly we love/ McKenna
Danielle you're a gift from above/ From your uncle Joey, I love you




OBIT # 4592 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 MARCH 2003
MacDONALD (Allen), Alma Hazel - 90, passed away peacefully March 3, 2003, in Glen Haven
Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Summerville, Hants Co., March 21, 1912, she was a daughter of
the late John and Etta (Crossley) Allen. Alma attended Normal College and taught school for
sometime. She later worked at McCulloch's Clothing store in New Glasgow, where she made
many friends and loyal customers. Alma was a resident of Glen Haven for the past nine years.
Born to a family of 12 she is survived by sisters, Barbara (John) MacNutt, Truro; Susan McLaren,
Ottawa; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Basil; sisters, Nita
MacDonald and Josephine in infancy; brothers, Dexter, Clinton, George, Wilson, Clyde, Earl and
Milton. Cremation has taken place, with no visitation by request. Private family committal at a
later date in Musgrove Road Cemetery, Summerville. Donations to Musgrove Road Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Summerville, Hants Co. (1-902-633-
2431).


OBIT # 4593 – UNKNOWN PAPER - 1954
The death of George Keeping Ford, 38 Seaforth St. occured in Halifax, on Sunday at the age of
58 years. A son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Keeping, he was a native of Murray Harbour, PEI.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Green) and four cousins; Sterling MacKay, Bert MacKay, Mrs.
C. B. Gosse of PEI and Mrs Margaret Jennett, Lawrence, MA, USA. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Trinity Anglican Church, Halifax.


OBIT # 4594 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 MARCH 2003
SMITH, George Ellis - 87, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of 167 Hillcrest St., New Glasgow,
passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New
Glasgow, he was a son of the late Charles Bimish and Caroline (Browning) Smith. He was a
retired commercial traveller. He was a member of Trinity United Church, where he served as an
elder for 27 years, a member of the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame, past president of New
Glasgow Kinsmen Club, Charter member of United Commercial Travellers, was a sergeant with
the Royal Canadian Medical Corps during the Second World War. He was a member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow. Surviving are his wife, the former Effie Olivia
(MacNeil) (Kearns) Smith; daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Dan) Trumpler, Halifax; sons, George
Robert (Linda), Edmonton; Gerald Thomas, New Glasgow; stepson, William David (Lynn)
Kearns, Saint John, N.B.; grandchildren, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Tamara, Troy, Jonathan;
great- grandson, William; sister, Florence Snyder, Harrow, Ont. He was predeceased by sisters,
Tina, Margaret; brothers, Charles, Jim, Tom. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday in Trinity United Church, Rev. Jim Webber-Cook officiating.
Burial in Lorne Street Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to
the M&S Fund Trinity United Church or Food Bank. Arrangements are under the direction of R.
H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4595 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 MARCH 2003
FRASER, William Tattrie "Bill" - His wife and family announce the passing of Bill Fraser on
March 3, 2003, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born July 22, 1919, he was a
son of the late George and Jessie (Langille) Fraser (of Brule). Bill worked for the Department of
Highways for 25 years, retiring in 1984. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy
(Weatherbie); sisters, Ellen Hayman, Janie Donaldson, Kathleen "Kay" Cunningham and Edna
MacLeod; brothers, Hughie, George and Henry. He is survived by his second wife of 12 years,
Jean, Tatamagouche; daughter, Barbara (Joe) Velluso, Toronto; son, David (Cheryll),
Tatamagouche; grandsons, Michael, Toronto; Dana, Tatamagouche; granddaughter, Vanessa,
Tatamagouche; sisters, Annie Vincent, Tatamagouche; Lillian (Donald) Sutherland, Truro;
brother, David, Hamilton, Ont.; sister-in-law, Aileen and brother-in-law, Malcolm MacLeod, both
of Tatamagouche; stepchildren, Gloria Jean (Jimmy) Borowski, Hamilton; Ray (Karen)
MacKinnon, Toronto. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today in Coulter's
Funeral Home, Tatamagouche. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Family flowers
only. Memorial donations may be made to North Shore Health Services Foundation.


OBIT # 4596 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 MARCH 2003
MacDONALD, John Elwood - 89, Toney Mills, and lately of Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou,
died in New Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, Wednesday, March 5, 2003. Born in Toney
River, he was a son of the late Daniel and Clara (Clark) MacDonald. He was a farmer and an
adherent of St. David's Presbyterian Church, Toney River. He enjoyed cards and the basic things
of life. He loved his family, friends and community. Surviving are daughter, Marie (Kingsley)
Holmes, Hedgeville; son, Raymond (Marlene), Toney Mills; grandchildren, Donna, David, Allan,
Beverly, Heather, Debbie, Lynne, Jayne, Jamie, John; 15 great-grandchildren; one great great-
grandson; several nieces and nephews He was predeceased by his wife, Edna; sister, Janie;
brothers, Clyde, James, Cyrus, Henry. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in MacLeod's
Funeral Home, River John. Funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Friday in St. David's
Presbyterian Church, Toney River, Rev. Jeanette Fleischer officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald
Sutherland. Burial in Riverbank Cemetery, Toney Mills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Riverbank Cemetery.
OBIT # 4597 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 MARCH 2003
MacLEOD (Hislop), Charlotte Willena - 86, Plainfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by
family in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, Tuesday, March 4, 2003. Born in Rockfield, March
5, 1916, she was a daughter of the late George and Agnes (Carson) Hislop. Charlotte was very
active in Bethel Presbyterian Church. She was a long-time member of the choir, AMS and the
Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Bethel Rebekah Lodge 96, Scotsburn. She is survived
by her children, Ward (Ann), Scotsburn; Jean (Robert) Richards, Halifax; Linda (Wayne) Fader,
Halifax; Larry (Jacqualine), Stellarton; Frank (Joyce), Plainfield; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-
grandchildren; sisters, Georgie Beckwith, Pictou; Margaret Henderson, Scotsburn; Zelda
Hansford, Yarmouth; Ethel Sutherland, Elmfield; Drucella Langille, Toney River; Gladys
Langille, Scotsburn; Vesta Hislop, Scotsburn. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl; sisters,
Irene Hislop, Annie MacCara, Janie Henderson and Ella Neath. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Friday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethel
Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in
her memory may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, Margaret MacNaughton AMS or a
charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4598 – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – 5 MARCH 2003
John "Jack" PHELAN beloved husband of Mrs. Nancy Phelan and beloved father to Greg Phelan
of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 28, 2003 at the age of 52 years. He is
survived by his loving wife Nancy and son Greg. He is also survived by four sisters; Teresa
(Stan) Fitzner of Halifax, NS; Margie (Donnie) MacDonald of Antigonish, NS; Frances Czens of
Surrey, BC and Barb (Pete) Trepanier of Hull, Que. One brother Jim (Dot) Phelan of Little
Brook, NS, as well as his mother-in-law Frances Chisholm of New Glasgow, NS; two sisters-in-
law; Mary (Alex) MacNevin of Halifax, NS; Anne Chisholm of New Glasgow, NS; three
brothers-in-law Robert Brownrigg, of Telford, NS; Sandy (Kathleen) Chisholm of Sydney, NS as
well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. He was predeceased by his
parents Anthony and Jean Phelan, his brother Michael, and sister Joyce. Jack was born on
February 9, 1951 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia where he grew up. He has worked in the
automotive industry for over 30 years at various G.M. dealers. He married Nancy in 1975 and
together they moved to Calgary in 1976. Jack's son Greg, was born in 1983. In 1997, Jack
moved with his family to Lethbridge. He worked for Beny's, and at Murray's Chev Olds until his
passing. Jack had many interests, the most enjoyable were coaching his son's hockey and
baseball teams, music, reading, writing, and going for long drives wherever the roads took him.
"Funeral Divine Liturgy" will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul Greek-Catholic Church, 639 -
12 "B" Street North, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend
Mark Bayrock celebrant. If friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made to the Children's
Wish Foundation, #302, 223 - 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 0W7, or donations may
be made to purchase Teddy Bears for the Pediatric Unit at 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB,
T1J 1W5, or for the Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 5T7.


OBIT # 4599 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 MARCH 2003
LARADE, Margaret Anne "Peggy" - 58, MacKay Street, Westville, passed away Thursday
morning, March 6, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born January 1, 1945, in
Westville, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Lucy (Nicholson) MacDonald. She was a
member of Church of the Holy Name, Westville. Peggy was a quiet and gentle person, with her
family most important to her. She is survived by her husband, Bill; daughters, Patricia, Stellarton;
Linda Muir (Mike), Salt Springs; son, Bill Jr., Calgary; grandchildren, Matthew, Erica, Michelle
Larade, Justin, Melissa, and Adam Muir. She is also survived by sister, Rose Hutchings (John),
Toronto; brother, Lester (Diane) MacDonald, Dartmouth. She was predeceased by brothers,
Henry and Jimmy. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral
service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Donald
Boudreau officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be
made to Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care.


OBIT # 4600 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 MARCH 2003
PENNEY, John William Alexander "Alex" - Stellarton, who went missing on November 18,
1983, was found September 13, 2002, in New Lairg. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of Josephine
(Taylor) Penney and the late John Penney. He was a resident of Stellarton most of his life. John
was employed at Hawker Siddley and also owned and operated his own construction company,
Clover Leaf Roofing and Siding. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Rose (Dunn) Penney,
Stellarton; children, Susan (Bernie) Hoare, Linacy; Margaret (Harry) Oakes, Ontario; John
"Alex" (Jennifer) Penney, Stellarton; Jason, Stellarton; sisters, Glen (Ernest) Field, Roberta
Penney, both of Halifax; brothers, William (Judy), Vincent (Sandra), both of Westville;
grandchildren, Margaret Hoare, Carrie, Andrew, Sarah, Katie Penney, Tanya, John Jr. Penney,
George Lloyd; great-grandchildren, Destiny, Brycce, Tessa Ann, Zachary, Madison and Paige.
He was predeceased by grandson, Bernie "Boo" Hoare; sisters, Gladys and Frances. Cremation
has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home,
Stellarton, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Sydney Mifflin officiating.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in John's
memory may be made to a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4601 – EVENING NEWS – 8 MARCH 2003
Isabel (Fraser) MacLennan, 99, of Exeter, Rhode Island, USA, died Saturday, February 8, 2003.
She was the wife of the late Kenneth N. MacLennan (Middle River, Cape Breton). Born in Elgin,
Nova Scotia, Canada, a daughter of the late Angus and Elizabeth (Grant) Fraser, she was a
graduate of Pictou Academy, Truro Normal College and the University of Rhode Island. She
taught at Lansdowne, NS and in Exeter, Rhode Island for over 30 years before retiring in 1968.
At the time of her death, she was an active member in many organizations, including being the
oldest and longest continous member of the Kingston Congregarional Chruch. She leaves a son,
Kenneth A. MacLennan of Phoenix, Arizona; a daughter, Elixabeth C. Albertini of Chula Vista,
California; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late
William, Arthur, Thomas, Elma and Annie Fraser and Mary Jane Wittum. She was laid to rest in
Kingston, Rhode Island.


OBIT # 4602 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 MARCH 2003
RECTOR, Christine Grace - 69, 76 Almont Ave. New Glasgow, passed away Friday, March 7,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Plymouth, she was a daughter of the late James and Beatrice
(Muir) Conway. She was a former employee of the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and was an avid
Bingo player. She is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Judy (Tom) Anderson, Karen
(Derek) Brown, both of Egypt Road; Donna Embree, Vancouver; Heather (Bradley) Ross,
Plymouth; Sharon (Ron) Crowther, New Glasgow; stepchildren, Ross (Kim) Rector, Pictou
Landing; Violet (Gary) Best, Churchville; Leanne Caverley, Trenton; Christine (Jim) MacKenzie,
New Glasgow; Rhonda MacKenzie, Trenton; Miranda Horton, Trenton; 21 grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Foote, New York; brother, James, Summerville. She was
predeceased by sister, Isabel; brothers, David, Michael, Edward, Henry. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday in First
United Church, Trenton, Rev. James Chisholm and Rev. John Patterson officiating. Burial in
Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4603 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 MARCH 2003
LANGILLE, Arnold Steward - 77, Tatamagouche, formerly of River John, passed away Sunday,
March 9, 2003, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in River John, he was a
son of the late Lawson and Florence (Baillie) Langille. He served in the Canadian Army in
Petawawa, Ont. He was very talented with his hands in woodcrafting. He is survived by his wife,
the former Eileen Jollimore; sons, Reginald (Holly), Toney River; Robert (Sharon), Hodson;
Gerald, Tatamagouche; daughters, Peggy Hiltz, Westville; Patricia (Robert) Dicks, Barrachois;
Lynn (Darrell) Manning, Louisville; sisters, Nellie (Ellis) Robar, Nictaux; Flora Langille,
Mississauga, Ont.; Thelma (James) Dunphy, Middleton, Colchester Co.; 13 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Hilda, Jennie,
Mary, Phyllis; brothers, Percy and Reginald. No visitation by request. There will be a family
funeral service in MacLeod's Funeral Home, River John, Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Donald
Sutherland officiating. Spring burial in Mountain Road Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4604 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 MARCH 2003
HISLOP, Ronald "Wayne" - 60, Salt Springs, Pictou Co., passed away peacefully March 8, 2003,
in Aberdeen Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was born in Salt Springs, where
he lived all his life. He was a son of the late Jean Hislop and was raised by his grandparents, the
late John and Ella (Gass) Hislop. Wayne worked as an electrician. He was a member of the
Watervale Recreation Centre where he enjoyed Sunday afternoon crib with his family and
friends. He had a great love for all sports and the outdoors. Wayne is survived by his loving wife,
Muriel (Hale), and by his loving children, Donnie (Kim), Durham; Kevin (Eva), Fall River; Lori
(Alain) Curadeau, Greenwood, and Donna (Nigel) Board, Salt Springs; grandchildren, Laura Lee,
Michael, Matthew, Ryan, and Kaitlynn; step-grandchildren, Haileigh, Zachary, and Colby. He is
also survived by brother, Ralph (Judy) Hislop, Salt Springs, and his only surviving aunt, Eleanor
(Hector) MacKenzie. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends today from 7-9
p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where a memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2
p.m., Rev. Karen MacRae officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian
Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4605 – ARIZONA REPUBLIC NEWSPAPER – 9 NOVEMBER 1905
Obituary - Mr. Andrew Marshall - J.A. Marshall received a telegram yesterday from his former
home              in             New             Glasgow,             Nova               Scotia,
 announcing the death of his father, Mr. Andrew Marshall. Mr. Marshall, senior was the last
survivor of a family of twelve, he being the seventh son. He was born in Pictou County, Nova
Scotia and lived there all his life. He was in his eighty third year at the time of his death.
 Mr. Marshall was a man of large proportions and splendid physique and up until the last year he
never knew a sick day.
OBIT # 4606 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 MARCH 2003
RANKIN (MacIsaac), Florence Catherine - Acadia Street, Pictou. Beloved wife of the late Angus
Rankin, passed away peacefully at home March 9, 2003, surrounded by her loving family. Born
in Inverness, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Allan and Christine (MacDougall)
MacIsaac. Florence was a loving mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Her strength and
courage throughout her life and illness was a great inspiration to all of us. Florence took great
pride in her Scottish roots and the care of her family and home. Florence was a lover of animals
owning two cats and a dog. She would never turn away a stray animal that showed up on her
doorstep. She is survived by daughters, Cathy (Jerry) Purdy, Halifax; Sinda (Fred) Dobson, Mary
(Dan) Stevens, Pictou; sons, Alex (Shirley), Caribou River; Roddie, at home; sisters, Mary Sarah
Doucette, Port Hawkesbury; Margaret Rankin, Trenton; Mary Catherine Romick, Jane Murray,
both of Pictou; brother, John (Bernadette) MacIsaac, Pictou; grandchildren, Karen, David,
Debbra, Krystal, Chad, Sandy and Rikki; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Crystal. She is also
survived by her wonderful extended family in Cape Breton, Ontario and Edmonton. She was
predeceased by brothers, Hughie MacIsaac (Pictou); Alex MacIsaac, John James MacIsaac;
sisters, Mary Margaret MacIsaac (all of Inverness); Catherine Sarah Rankin (Mabou). Cremation
will take place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral
mass will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Father Peter
MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be
made to the West Pictou Branch of Victorian Order of Nurses, Pictou County S.P.C.A. or a
charity of your choice. Mom, you are up in Heaven now Your star's gone out of sight of us Now
with splendor it will shine In Heaven's sky eternally "We love you Mom and will miss you
forever."


OBIT # 4607 – HALIFAX HERALD – 11 MARCH 2003
RYAN, Miles Raphael - 88, Glen Haven Manor Apartments, New Glasgow, formerly of
Stellarton, passed away March 7, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Mulgrave, he was a son of
the late Clement G. and Bridget (Watt) Ryan. He was a guest of Glen Haven Manor Apartments
prior to which he was a long-time resident of Stellarton. Miles was a conductor with C.N.R. from
where he retired. Miles enjoyed sharing many railroad stories which where entertaining to all. He
was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Surviving are son, Ray R. (Pat)
Ryan, Calgary; daughter, June Anne Ryan (Ken) Forde, Dartmouth; sisters, Eileen, Laura
(Diddy), Theresa and Joan; brothers, Foster, Bobby, Eric (Dodo); grandchildren, Rachel, Shane,
Jason and Tanya. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Annie Mae MacDonald; brothers,
Earl and James (Dodds). His remains will be cremated. A public memorial service will be held 11
a.m. Thursday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating.
Donations in memory of Miles may be made to Glen Haven Bus Fund. Family flowers only
please.


OBIT # 4608 – HALIFAX HERALD – 12 MARCH 2003
POOLE, Edward Douglas "Ed" - 68, Truro, passed away March 10, 2003, after a brief battle with
cancer in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in Orangedale, Inverness Co., he was a son of the
late Edward William and Kathryn Florence (MacLellan) Poole. He was a member of St. Andrew's
United Church, Truro, where he was an elder and member of the senior choir. Ed left his beloved
Cape Breton Island to obtain his bachelor of commerce degree at Mount Allison University in
1956, returning to work in the family forestry business. With his young family he settled in Truro
in 1970, and also obtained his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation in 1976. He
retired as vice-president of Wilson Equipment Limited in March 2002, where he worked for 28
years. Ed will be lovingly remembered by all for his overwhelming generosity and concern for
others, colourful sense of humour and most of all for his dedication to his wife and family. Ed
loved various forms of music, exemplified by his passion for Cape Breton fiddle music and was a
former member of the Truro "Novatones" Barbershoppers. He was also gifted at entertaining
friends and family by telling jokes or stories about Cape Breton, "Mount A", politics, car brands,
or whatever topic could make someone smile. Ed will be sadly missed by his wife of 45 years,
Patricia Claire (Archibald), Truro; sons, Danny (Krista), Bible Hill; Darren (Claire), Ottawa;
daughter, Nancy (Ian Wright), Upper Stewiacke; brother, Nelson (Mae), Whycocomagh,
Inverness Co.; sister, Margaret Ann (Rannie MacDonald), Beaconsfield, Que.; grandchildren,
Rebecca and Christopher Poole, Bible Hill; Evelyn Poole, Ottawa; stepgrandchildren, Gabriel,
Meghan and Tessa Logan-Wright; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow
St., Truro. Memorial service will take place 11 a.m. Friday in St. Andrew's United Church, 55
King St., Truro, Rev. Margaret Sagar and Rev. Bob Latimer officiating. Summer committal
service in Whycocomagh to be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the
Palliative Care Unit of Colchester Regional Hospital or Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you to
the doctors and nursing teams in Halifax and Truro who helped Ed and the family through his
illness. We will miss you Dad, and will never forget the example you left for us all.


OBIT # 4609 – EVENING NEWS – 12 MARCH 2003
CALIFORNIA - Louise McKinnon of San Leandro, California, USA, passed away March 10,
2003. Louise lived in Trenton, NS, Canada, before moving to Cambridge, MA. She was a
hairdresser in both Nova Scotia and USA. Later she worked in the office of Blue Cross-Blue
Shield in Boston. She is survived by a dearly beloved daughter, Jacqueline Louise, who cared for
her mother during her illness, and a much loved son-in-law, Michael, both of whom she
cherished; a loving sister, Myra McMullen, Trenton, NS; many nieces, nephews, relatives and
friends, all of whom held a special place in her heart. Louise was a very kind and loving person,
who lived life with a smile on her face and joy in her heart. She was predeceased by her husband,
John in 1975. Following John's death she moved to California with her daughter and son-in-law,
where she worked in their business with them. She also did volunteer work and joined several
groups. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in
Heatherdale Gardens, Sylvester. We all loved you Louise in life and will miss you, but our many
happy memories will keep you forever in our hearts. Donations in Louise's memory may be made
to First United Church, Trenton, NS or to a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4610 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 MARCH 2003
HOEGG, Nancy Jeanette - 46, Halifax, formerly of Stellarton, and Charlottetown, P.E.I., died
peacefully in Halifax March 12, 2003. She was predeceased by her father, Robert in 1995. She is
survived by her loving mother, Betty (Dunlop) Hoegg, Stellarton; sisters, Judith (Peter Ryan),
Halifax; Lois (Ches Crosbie), St. John's, NL; nieces, Ariana Ryan, Charlotte, Catherine and
Rachel Crosbie; a loving, extended family and a wide circle of good friends. She will be
particularly missed by her aunt, Hilda Hoegg, Halifax. Nancy lived a full and vital life until
becoming ill at Christmas. She lived her last days with optimism and grace. A graduate of Mount
Saint Vincent University (BBA 1979) and Dalhousie (MPA 1981), Nancy had a long career with
the Government of Canada in Halifax, Moncton and Charlottetown, having recently returned to
Halifax to work with Health Canada. Nancy was always active in various associations and her
church in the community where she was living. Visitation will be held in H.C. MacQuarrie
Funeral Home, Stellarton, Friday, March 14, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 15, from 2-4, 7-
9 p.m. The funeral and celebration of Nancy's life will be held Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m. in
Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. A memorial service will be held in Charlottetown at a later
date. Donations in Nancy's memory may be made to Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton, NS B0K
1S0, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R5, or a charity of choice. May her
kind and generous soul rest in peace.


OBIT # 4611 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 MARCH 2003
MacKINNON, Malcolm A. "Mac" - 78, formerly of Halifax and living in Cape John, Pictou Co.,
passed away March 11, 2003, in Seniors Outreach, Willow Hall, Nova Scotia Hospital. Born in
New Waterford, in 1925, he was a son of the late John and Mary Agnes (Chisholm) MacKinnon.
Following the illness and subsequent death of his mother, he and his siblings were raised by their
maternal grandparents, the late John "Schoolhouse" and Christina Chisholm (Glassburn,
Antigonish Co.). Educated in a one-room schoolhouse, he joined CN Telecommunications in
1947, starting as an outside worker and retired in 1987 as the Area District Manager for the
Maritimes. In 1952, Mac married Margaret "Mike" Sears in Saint John, N.B. In 1966, Mac and
Mike with their six children settled in Halifax. He was a member of Saint Agnes Church in
Halifax, where he was involved in church activities. He spent many hours working to ensure that
the church bells were properly maintained and upgraded for future use. Mac was a past president
of the Mayflower Curling Club, where he held many positions on the board of directors. His most
rewarding project at the club was being in charge of the school curling program, which provided
initial instruction to many representatives from the Province in National and International
competitions. Mac spent many hours working on various woodworking projects and his cottage
gardens. Each year Mac organized a horseshoe tournament for the Cape John cottages on Labour
Day weekend. Upon their retirement Mac and Mike were golfing buddies and members of
Sunrise Golf Course. As part of retirement Mac and Mike spent winters at Embassy Seniors Park
in Florida and were very active in the many park events. He is survived by his wife, Margaret
"Mike" Sears; sons, John, Donald and Allan (Dawn Holland), all of Halifax; daughters, Heather
(John) Spurr, Ottawa; Mary (Hisashi) Tobe, Ellen (Gary) Milligan, Halifax; grandchildren,
Rebecca and Christopher Malcolm Spurr, Ottawa; Malcolm MacKinnon, Halifax; brother, John
(Ivy), Cape John; special aunts and uncle, Margaret and Andrew Chisholm, Antigonish; Helena
Lippiatt, Montreal. He was predeceased by sisters, Cecilia and Marie. Remains are resting in
Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax, with visiting 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Friday. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, in Saint Agnes
Church, Mumford Road, Father Ed Grant officiating. Cremation to follow with burial at a later
date. Reception to be held in the church auditorium immediately after the service. The family
would like to sincerely thank all of the staff to mention some would be to miss others of the
Seniors Outreach, Willow Hall, Nova Scotia Hospital, for their care, compassion and
thoughtfulness through Mac's and the families difficult time. We would also like to thank the
Canadian Corps of Commissionaires at Colchester Regional Hospital who were so kind and
compassionate with Mac. Finally, thank you to all of our families relatives and friends for their
kindness and thoughtfulness Family flowers only. In Mac's memory, donations may be made to
the Senior's Outreach, Willow Hall, Nova Scotia Hospital, Hope Cottage, Brunswick Street or
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4612 – HALIFAX HEALD – 13 MARCH 2003
SPEARS, Dawn Miller - 62, 203 James St., New Glasgow, passed away Tuesday, March 11,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late John R. and
Madeline (Cresine) Spears. He was a former employee of Hawker Siddley Ltd. Surviving are his
common- law wife, the former Alicia (Stroud) Robertson; brother, Clarence (Faye), Sylvester;
two nieces and a nephew. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 10 a.m. until the time of funeral
service 11 a.m. Saturday in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Mr. Fergie MacKay
officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.


OBIT        #      4613      –      UNKNOWN           PAPER        –      ABT        1949        ??
Stellarton - One of Stellarton's best known citizens passed away on Feb. 18, in the person of
Harry MacKean at his residence of Stellar Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Mr. MacKean had
only been ill a few weeks. Born 73 years ago at Roger Hill Centre, he came to Stellarton when a
very young man. He was for many years an employee of the Town of Stellarton, and for the past
number of years he worked at the Pumping Station. Mr. MacKean was of a very kind disposition.
All the children in the district loved him. Always ready to do a good turn he was held in the
highest esteem by his friends and neighbours.The funeral was held from his home, where a short
service was held, thence to Sharon-St. John United Church, where service was conducted by his
pastor, Rev. R. D. Macintosh, assisted by the choir who sang the old favorite hymns, "The Lord's
My Shepard" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." The burial service was in the charge of the
Oddfellows of which the deceased was a member for over forty years, having received his 25
year jewel time ago. Interment was in Brookside Cemetery. The pall bearers, all brother
Oddfellows, were Messrs. J. J. MacMillan, Andrew Fraser, Jas. R. Ross, Lester MacCully,
Collard Copeland, Herbert Partner. The many beautiful floral tributes spoke silently of the esteem
in which the deceased was held. Surviving to mourn their loss are his wife, two daughters, Viola,
Mrs. Clifford Richardson, Stellarton; Eleanor, at home; three brothers, William, Spokane
Washington; Ossie, Boston Mass.; Daniel, Roger Hill Centre and a host of friends.


OBIT          #        4614          –         UNKNOWN             PAPER           -         1950
Westville - Following 19 years of ill-health during which he was tenderly and devotedly cared for
by his wife, the death of William Wellington Boates occurred at his home on Irving Street
Saturday evening, May 27. Deceased was born at Sabel, P.E.I., 76 years ago, a son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Boates, but had resided in Westville the past 45 years or more. He was a fine
Christian gentleman, a good citizen, keenly interested in anything that pertained to better living
conditions, and the good of his fellow citizens. He was a lover of flowers, and when health
permitted was an ardent gardener. Nineteen years ago he suffered a spinal injury in a mining
accident in the Drummond Mine and has been an invalid ever since. All that medical skill and
tender nursing could do for him was done, but to no avail. He was a member of the St. Paul
United Church. In his immediate family he is survived by his lonely wife, the former Janie
McNaughton, Eureka; three daughters, Eva, Mrs. George MacKean, Westville, Maud, Mrs.
Archie Muir, Westville, and Allision, Mrs. Roy Clarke, Truro; and three sons, Joseph and Harry,
Westville, and John, Stellarton. A son, James, was killed in the Drummond Mine several years
ago. Also surviving are several grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wednesday, May 31, at
the home and was largely attended, testifying to the high esteem in which the deceased was held.
Rev. J. G. Russell, minister of St. Paul United Church, assisted by Rev. H. M. Buntain on St.
Andrew's Church. The choir of St. Paul Church led in singing two favorite hymns, "It is Well
With My Soul," and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." James MacGregor, sang very feelingly
"Going Down The Valley." Mr. Russell eulogized the deceased and spoke a comforting message
to the bereaved. The floral offerings were many and very beautiful. The family also received
numerous cards, letters and telegrams of sympathy. The pall bearers were William, Joe, and
Gordon Muir, grandchildren; and three nephews, Albert and Gordon MacLeod, and Jack Barlow,
P.E.I. Interment was in the family plot in Auburn Cemetery. Mrs Boates and family have the
sincere     sympathy    of    a    wide     circle  of   friends  in    their   loneliness.


OBIT # 4615 – UNKNOWN PAPER - 1950
Montreal - Curtis McNaughton died Feb. 12 in Montreal. He was the son of the late William and
Margaret Gordon McNaughton and was born at Foxbrook, Pictou County in 1890. For some time
he resided in Eureka and 42 years ago left for Fort Erie, Ont., where he was employed by Horton
Steel Company, from which he retired 10 years ago, and went to reside in Montreal. He is
survived by two daughters, Ardathe (Mrs. Victor MacDonald), Maple St., Trenton, N.S. and
Valerie (Mrs. Clark Duncan), Annapolis Royal; one sister, Mrs. John Findley, Lorne; two
brothers, Robert, Eureka, and Kay, Chicago. The funeral is being held this Wednesday in
Montreal with burial in Dansville, Que.


OBIT # 4616 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 4 JULY 1983
Truro - Harry Barlow Boates, 64, of 19 Thomas Avenue, Truro, died Sunday at his home. Born in
Foxbrook, Pictou County, he was a son of the late William and Janie (McNaughton) Boates, He
was a staff sergeant in the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Camp Debert. He was a veteran
of the Second World War and the Korean War. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion,
Branch 26, and First United Church, Truro. He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Marie
Dewar; three daughters, Suann (Mrs. James Morrow), Wolfville, Brenda (Mrs. Blaine Boutilier),
Dartmouth, and Karen, Ottawa; two sons, Sherman, Wolfville, and Kevin, Truro; two
grandchildren; a brother, John, Stellarton; three sisters, Maude (Mrs. Archie Muir) and Eva (Mrs.
George MacKean), both of Westville, and Allison (Mrs. Gordon Dickson), Cold Lake, Alta. He
was predeceased by two brothers, Joe and James; and an infant sister, Flora. The remains are
resting in Mattatall's Funeral Home, Truro, where funeral will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday with
interment in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart
Foundation.


OBIT # 4617 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MARCH 2003
WORTHEN, Peter - 89, formerly of Sylvia Avenue, Halifax, passed away March 13, 2003, in the
New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Merigomish, he was the son of the late James and Eliza
(Jewers) Worthen. He was a veteran of the Second World War where he served in the Royal
Canadian Navy from 1940-1945. He was a lifetime member of Spryfield Lions Club, member of
Oakfield Golf Club for 37 years, member of The Golden Age Social Centre, Young at Heart
Club, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Vimy Branch for 57 years. Peter owned and
operated Worthen's Shell on Herring Cove Road, Halifax. He is survived by sons, Peter Allan
(Zandra) Worthen, Hatchett Lake; Barry (Alfreda) Worthen, Mount Uniacke; daughters, Pauline
(Werner) Amsler, Richmond Hill, Ont.; Isabel Kopchia, St. Albert, Alta.; eight grandchildren;
one great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, Laura Mae MacKinnon; sister, Gladys
Fleet. Cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149
Herring Cove Rd., where visitation will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service will be 2
p.m. Monday in St. Paul's United Church, Spryfield, Rev. Calvin Ginn officiating. Burial at a
later date. Donations to Canadian Diabetes Association.
OBIT # 4618 – HALIFAX HERALD – 15 MARCH 2003
O'CONNOR, Bertha Elizabeth - 83, Valley View Villa, Riverton, passed away peacefully March
13, 2003, in the villa. Born in North Riverside, Guysborough Co., December 6, 1919, she was a
daughter of the late George Rolfe and Edna Louise (Leet) Rumley. She was a resident of the
Valley View Villa for the past year. In her earlier years, Bertha worked at Guysborough
Memorial Hospital. She will be remembered for her love of family, humour and music. Bertha
enjoyed a good game of cards, a hot toddy and her harmonica. She will be sadly missed and
dearly remembered as a loving, unselfish lady who touched many hearts. She is survived by her
husband, Charles O'Connor, Guysborough; beloved mother of sons, Clair (Eleanor), Truro;
Gerald (Sheila), Ontario; Bill (Kathy), Lochaber; daughters, Ann Morrow (Don), Boylston;
Donna Hart (Ray), Kemptown; Noreen Hudson (Larry), Earltown; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-
grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Nora Bowie and Mabel (Frank) Erich, both
of Calgary. She was predeceased by sons, Ronald and Darrell; sister, Mary; brothers, Charles,
Percy, Thomas, and James. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation at the request
of the family. Family service and burial at a later date. Donations in memory of Bertha may be
made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the
direction of H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Special thanks to the staff at the villa for
the kindness and wonderful care given to mom. We were truly blessed she was a resident of the
villa.


OBIT # 4619 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 13 APRIL 1985
Westville - Archie Muir, 86, formerly of Westville, died this morning in Glen Haven Manor.
Born in Westville, he was the son of the late Alexander and Cassie Muir. He was an employee of
Hawker Siddeley and also a former coal miner by trade. He was a member of St. Paul United
Church and a charter member Acadia LOL No. 45, both in Westville. Surviving are his wife, the
former Maude Kathleen Boates; four sons : William, Westville, Joe, Central West River; Gordon,
Saltsprings; and Harry, London, Ont.; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also
surviving is a sister Tina (Mrs. Allie Smith), Kentville; and a brother, Rod, Glen Haven Manor.
He was predeceased by 12 brothers and sisters. The remains will rest at the Eagles Funeral Home
after 7 p.m. today. Other funeral arrangements are incomplete.


OBIT # 4620 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 4 MARCH 1979
Westville - Jack Hamilton, 47, of Spring Garden Road, Westville, died Sunday at home. Born in
Westville, he was a son of Mrs. Nettie (Marsh) Goss and the late William Hamilton. He was
employed as an operator with the CNR where he worked for 30 years. He was a member of St.
Paul United Church. Surviving besides his mother, are a brother William, Pictou; three sisters,
Jean (Mrs. Manual Ferreira), Mississauga, Ont.; Margaret (Mrs. John Pembleton), Oromocto,
N.B.; Mrs Susan Campbell, Willowdale, Ont. He was predeceased by a brother David in infancy.
The remains are resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, at 2 P.M. today, where funeral will
be Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Auburn Cemetery.


OBIT # 4621 – EVENING NEWS – 1 FEBRUARY 1991
TRAFALGAR -- Ethel Ellen MacLean, 96, of Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of
Trafalgar, Guysborough County died this morning in the villa. Born in Caledonia, she was a
daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. John MacQuarrie. She was a resident of Trafalgar most of her
life and was a guest of Valley View Villa for the past four years. She was also a member of the
Calvary Temple Church. She was a member of the MacQuarrie Clan Organization. She is
survived by two sons, William, Hopewell; James, Alma; Three grandchildren, seven great-
grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters; Mrs. Betty Akerleay, Fredericton;
Mrs. Clara Bodington, St. John, N.B. She was predeceased by her husband, John William
MacLean; A brother, James, a sister, Agnes Fraser. Her remains are resting in H.C. MacQuarrie
Funeral Home, Stellarton, With visiting from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday. Funeral arrangements
will be announced at a later time. Donations may be made to Valley View Villa, Pioneer
Cemetery, Trafalgar, or the Charity of choice.


OBIT # 4622 – HALIFAX HERALD – 23 DECEMBER 1996
CONWAY, James Donald “Don” – 66 , 1 Mountain View Dr., North River, Colchester Co., died
December 22, 1996, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Stellarton, he was a son of
the late james and Lillian (Richardson) Conway. He received his education at Stellarton High
School. He worked at MT&T for 37 years. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of
America. He was a member of Onslow United Church and an avid crib player and ice skater.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jean Romaine Campbell; son, Steven, Calgary, Alta.; daughter,
Dawn Elaine, at home; brother Bruce, Salmon River, Colchester Co. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
today, funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, both in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Whitney Dalrymple
officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, East River Road, New Glasgow. Family flowers only.
Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or any charity.


OBIT # 4623 – HALIFAX HERALD – 16 MARCH 2003
MacLEOD, Margaret Evaline - 86, Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou, formerly of Dufferin,
passed away Friday, March 14, 2003, in the home. Born in Pugwash River, she was a daughter of
the late Charles E. and Mary Etta (Brown) MacLeod. She is survived by sister, Hilda (Mrs.
Howard Kennedy), Humboldt, Sask. She was predeceased by brothers, Frank and Douglas; sister,
Kathleen MacLeod. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Monday until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. in
Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou, Capt. Jim Sinclair officiating. Spring burial will be in
Pugwash River Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.


OBIT # 4624 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 MARCH 2003
PATTERSON, Ernest Copeland "Ernie" - 88, South Foord Street, formerly of MacKay Street,
Stellarton, passed away Friday, March 14, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in
Merigomish, he was a son of the late George and Eliza Letetia (Jamieson) Patterson. He was a
resident of Merigomish and Plymouth, before moving to Stellarton in the late 1940s. He was a
member of Norton I.O.O.F. Lodge 6, New Glasgow, where he was past Noble Grand, also a
member of the Stellarite Seniors Club, Stellarton and Golden Glen Seniors Club, Plymouth. Ernie
was an elder and member of Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. He was an employee of
the C.N.R. where he had worked for some 37 years, retiring as a conductor. Ernie was a lifetime
member of the U.T.U. (United Transportation Union) and an associate member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 28. Surviving are daughters, Carol (Raymond) MacDonald, Bible Hill;
Donna (Fred) Blackie, Stellarton; sons, Douglas "Doug", Riverview, N.B.; Jack (Claudia),
Stellarton; Harold (Diann), New Glasgow; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; one great
great-granddaughter; sister, Harriett (Robert) Conway, Stellarton. He was predeceased by his
wife, the former Marcella Grant; sister, Laura Dunn; brother, Jack; grandson, Brent. Visitation
will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton. Funeral service will be
held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton, Rev. Howard Crooks
officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Merigomish, at a later date. Family flowers
only. Donations in Ernie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and
Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4625 – HALIFAX HERALD – 17 MARCH 2003
WALSH, Blaise Alexander - 50, Louise Street, Pictou, formerly of Antigonish, passed away on
Friday, March 14, 2003, at his home. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Mrs. Christine Walsh,
Antigonish and the late Ernest Walsh. Blaise had also lived in Merigomish for a number of years.
He was a former employee of Michelin Tire and enjoyed baseball and as well enjoyed playing in
various dart leagues throughout the county. He is survived by daughters, Martina Crowther
(Ricky), Westville; Patricia Cunningham (Kevin), Westville; Amy Walsh, Westville; son, Blaise
Jr., Westville; grandchildren, Dennis, Ashley, Erica, and Joshua; sister, Martina Kell (Regis),
Goshen; brother, Eugene "Tilly" (Lorraine), Antigonish. He was predeceased by his second, wife
Linda (Brown); brothers, John "Sonny" and James "Jimmy". Visitation will be held today from 2-
4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Tuesday in Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Donald Boudreau officiating.


OBIT # 4626 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 MARCH 2003
BRONSON, Edward Murray - 80, Pictou, died peacefully at home on March 17, 2003. Born on
Caribou Island, he was a son of the late Edward and Melanie (Noel) Bronson. A veteran of the
Second World War, Murray worked for Singer's, and later owned his own business. He enjoyed
his family and friends, loved music, dancing, and also a good game of cards with lots of stories
and laughter. Murray felt he had lived an interesting and fulfilling life. He is survived by his wife,
Verna (Wood); daughters, Linda (Peter), Cindy (Jason), Pictou; son, Edward, at home;
granddaughters, Melanie, Toronto; Brittney, Pictou; sisters, Gloria, Calgary; Doris, Ottawa;
Betty, Pictou; Shirley (Jack), Ottawa; brothers, Jack (Cecile), Bobby (Sarah), Harold, Albert, all
of Pictou; Dougie and Donnie, Calgary. Murray was predeceased by brother, Henry. Visitation
will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held at
11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Father Peter
MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
Donations in his memory may be made to Lung Association of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4627 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 MARCH 2003
FOX, Annabelle Smart, R.N. - 62, 193 Willow Ave., New Glasgow, passed away Sunday, March
16, 2003, at her home. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Helen
(MacLean) Proudfoot. She was a resident of New Glasgow most of her life. She was a member of
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow, where she was a former member of the ladies
guild. Annabelle was an R.N. having worked in various hospitals, but was most recently
employed at the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. She is survived by her husband, Donald,
New Glasgow; sons, David (Carolyn), Porters Lake; Jeff (Beverley), Riverside, Calif.; Leslie
(Brett) Perry, Cairns, Australia; grandchildren, Cameron, Cayley, Austin, Courtney, Natalie,
Amanda, Kristen; sister, Heather (Clarence) Phinney, New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Barbara
(Newton) Stacey, Ottawa; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. The family
will receive visitors 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003, in H.W. Angus Funeral Home,
New Glasgow. A private family service will follow. Donations in her memory may be made to
Kidney Foundation of Canada, Pictou County Chapter or a charity of your choice.
OBIT # 4628 – HALIFAX HERALD – 18 MARCH 2003
TONKS, Gladys Louise - New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 16, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, in her 86th year. Born in Canso, she was a daughter of the late
Frederick and Louise Schrader. She was a lifelong member of First United Baptist Church, New
Glasgow, where she served on numerous boards and committees, and was a life member of the
Theo Dunn WMS. She was a Past Matron and served as a Grand Representative of the Century
Chapter 10, Order of the Eastern Star, New Glasgow. Mrs. Tonks is survived by her sons, Rev.
Gary Tonks (Norma), New Glasgow, and Rev. John Tonks (Sharon), Amherst; grandchildren,
Wanda, Shaun, Michael, Angela, Mark and Michelle. She is also survived by sisters, Mary
Docker, New Glasgow; Hilda Scheerer, New York; brother, Rev. Gordon Bannerman,
Huntingdon, Que. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin; sisters, June Schrader,
Genevieve Archibald and Pauline Jardine. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in
Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, with The Eastern Star Lodge service at 6:30 p.m. Her funeral
service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Baptist Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Leo
Fletcher officiating, assisted by Rev. Morley Shaw. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial
Gardens, Sylvester. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory to the Summer Street
Industries, 72 Park St., New Glasgow (a training centre for the handicapped) or First United
Baptist Church, James and Forbes Streets, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4629 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 17 MARCH 1985
Annette Louise Feltmate, 19, Eight Island Lake, Guys Co, died Sunday at home. Born in Pictou,
she was a daughter of Eldridge and Charlotte (Taylor) Feltmate. She was an honors graduate of St
Mary's Rural High, Sherbrooke, and was studying business administration at Pictou Regional
Vocational School, Stellarton, at the time of her death. Besides her parents she is survived by a
sister Ellen (Mrs Fraser Burns) Sonora; two brothers, Randy and Rubin, both at home; maternal
grandfather, Alex Taylor, Lochaber, paternal grandparents, Essie and John Feltmate, Caribou,
Pictou County. The body will be in Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle, South Lochaber after 7 pm
today                   where                   funeral                  will                  be
2:30 pm. Wednesday, Rev. R. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


OBIT # 4630 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 27 OCTOBER 1982
SOUTH LOCHABER - Elmer D. Frazer, 75, died Wednesday at home. Born in Garden of Eden,
Pictou County, he was a son of the late Angus and Bessie (Polson) Frazer. He is survived by his
wife, the former Mary Bray; a step daughter Lois (Mrs. Alex Cameron) Prince George, B.C.; two
step sons, Clement, at home;John, Lochaber; a sister Hazel (Mrs. Elmer Smith) Porters Lake; two
brothers, Angus, Toronto; Raymond, East River, St. Mary's. Besides his parents, he was
predeceased by a sister Catherine; a brother David. The body is in Curry's Funeral Home,
Antigonish. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Chalmers United Church, Lochaber, Rev. Marion
Stewart officiating, with burial in Stewart Cemetery, South Lochaber. Donations may be made to
any charity.


OBIT # 4631 – UNKNOWN PAPER - 1984
GOSHEN - John Fisher Polson, 99, Goshen, Guysborough County, died Wednesday in St.
Martha's Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Goshen, he was a son of the late John F. and Rachael
(Fisher) Polson. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a member of
King's United Church, Loch Katrine. He was also a member of Queen's Masonic Lodge 34 A.F.
and A.M. Sherbrooke and was recently presented with a 70-year bar. He was an active
Progressive Conservative until his retirement and was a resident of R.K. MacDonald Guest
House, Antigonish, for the past three years. He is survived by his wife, the former Jennie M.
Polson; four sons, Robert V., Montreal; T. Stewart, St. Catharine, Ont.; Alex, Goshen; C. Lloyd,
Ottawa; three daughters, Lillie (Mrs. Stuart McKeen) Aspen, Guysborough County; Margaret
(Mrs. Herbert McLein) Bristol, N.B.; Kathryn (Mrs. Subbert MacHattie) Goshen. He was
predeceased by two sons, J. Fisher and Clarence. The body is in MacIsaac Funeral Home,
Antigonish. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday from King's United Church, Rev. Marion Stewart
officiating, assisted by Rev. R.G.R. Webber, with burial in Goshen Cemetery.


OBIT # 4632 – UNKNOWN PAPER – 20 APRIL 1992
GOSHEN - Jennie M. Polson, 99, of the R.K. MacDonald Guest Home, Antigonish, Formerly of
Goshen, died Sunday, April 19, at the guest home. Born in Polson's Brook, Antigonish County,
she was a daughter of the late William and Kathryn (Goodwill) Polson. She was a guest at R.K.
MacDonald Guest Home for the past 10 years, having lived all of her married life in Goshen. She
was a member of Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, and a member of the UCW. She was also
one of the founding members of the Red Cross Society in Goshen. She is survived by two
daughters, Lillie (Mrs. Stuart McKeen) Aspen, Kathryn (Mrs. Stubbert MacHattie) Goshen; four
sons, Robert V. Montreal; T. Stuart, St. Catherine's, Ont.; Alex, Goshen and C. Lloyd, Ottawa; 13
grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Isabel (Mrs. Nelson Cameron) Antigonish. She
was predeceased by her husband, John F.; two sons, J. Fisher and Clarence; a daughter Margaret
(Mrs. Bert MacLean). Her remains will rest in the MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish, with
visiting from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Kings
United Church. Interment in the Goshen Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made
to the Goshen Cemetery Fund or any other charity.


OBIT # 4633 – UNKNOWN PAPER - 1991
GOSHEN - William Frank MacCulloch, 59, Goshen, Guysborough County, died Monday in
Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Fred and
Charlotte (Allen) MacCulloch. He was a commercial trucker and heavy equipment operator. He
was a member of King's United Church, Loch Katrine, Guysborough County. He is survived by
his wife, the former Alice Cameron; two daughters, Susan, Saskatchewan; Ardith, Goshen; a son,
Frank Jr., New Glasgow; three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Isabel. His
remains are resting in Curry Brothers Funeral Home, Antigonish, with visiting from 7-9 p.m.
today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and from where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Thursday. Interment will be in Goshen Cemetery. Donations may be made to Goshen Cemetery
Fund or any charity.


OBIT # 4634 – HALIFAX DAILY NEWS – 15 MARCH 2003
ALLEN, Margaret Jessie - 82, of High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, passed away March 12,
2003 in the home. Born in Stellarton, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Finley and Emma
(McKay) Fraser. She was an adherent to the All Saints Anglican Church, Springhill, and past
member of the Salvation Army Home League. She enjoyed western and gospel music, reading,
cooking, travelling and her family especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her sons,
Robert (Linda) Allen of Maple, Ontario; and Arthur (Rowena) Allen of Springhill; daughter,
Linda (Vincent) Leger of Moncton, NB; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Joseph Allen;
brothers, Irvin, Clarence, Mitchell, James and Edward and a sister, Nancy. Arrangements
entrusted to A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, from where the funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. today, March 15, 2003, with Reverend Frank Likely officiating. Burial in Hillside
Cemetery, Springhill, at a later date. Donations made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
would be appreciated.


OBIT # 4635 – HALIFAX HERALD – 19 MARCH 2003
HAPE, Gordon William - 85, Riverton, formerly of Ecum Secum, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003,
in the villa. Born in Hapes Point, he was a son of the late Arthur and Annie (Jewers) Hape.
Surviving are stepdaughter, Marie Gosbee; stepson, Jimmy (Pat) Bowen; sister, Jessie Doucet;
sister-in-law, Peggy Hape, Marie Joseph; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces,
nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine Isabel (Fraser) (Bowen); sister, Mary;
brothers, Rex, George, Gerald, Willis. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. The family will receive visitors from 12 p.m until the start of the service.
Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations to Valley View
Villa Bus Fund.


OBIT # 4636 – HALIFAX HERALD – 20 MARCH 2003
MORIARTY, Catherine Agnes - 91, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. It is with great sadness
that the family announces her peaceful passing in Aberdeen Hospital, March 18, 2003. Born in
Malignant Cove, June 17, 1912, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Chisholm.
Catherine is survived by her sons, Reginald, and Stephen (Julie), Pictou; Jackie, Toronto;
daughters, Lillian Johnson, Nancy (Bill) Parker, Montreal; Joan Ross, Oshawa; several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George; sisters,
Lillian Peterson, Margaret Chisholm; brothers, Frank and Davey. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m.
Friday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Stella
Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the
parish cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4637 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 MARCH 2003
MacKAY, Christena MacGregor Reekie Saunders "Tena" - 91, Foxbrook, Pictou Co., passed
away Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Chryston,
Scotland, she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Branaugh) Reekie. She was an ad-
herent of First Presbyterian Church, Hopewell, as well she was a long-time member of the
Foxbrook Womens Institute. Mrs. MacKay is survived by children, Alvin MacKay (Claudia),
Port Williams; Eileen Turner (Reg), Steam Mills; John Saunders (Alice), Toronto; Evva Melvin
(Ivan), Hillarton; William Saunders (Alva), Hopewell; Charles MacKay, New Glasgow; George
MacKay, Foxbrook; Janet Vance (Richard), Foxbrook; daughter-in-law, Debbie MacKay,
Stellarton; 16 grandchildren;14 great- grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Megeney, Stellarton;
Isabella MacKenzie, Pictou Landing. Mrs. MacKay was predeceased by her first husband, John
Saunders; second husband, Alvin MacKay; son, David MacKay; brothers, Jim, George, Donald
"Red", Bill, Harry, John, Alonzo; sister, Rose Davidson; an infant brother. Visitation will be 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where her funeral will be held at 3:30
p.m. Sunday, Rev. Gary Tonks officiating. Interment will be in MacLeod Cemetery, Foxbrook.
Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Rowena Society, Lung
Association of Nova Scotia or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4638 – HALIFAX HERALD – 21 MARCH 2003
McNUTT, David Wesley - Bible Hill, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital,
New Glasgow, at the age of 89. Born in Millsville, Pictou Co., he was a son of the late John
"Jack" and Joanna (Bell) McNutt. David worked for several years in various parts of Nova Scotia
including working for his father Jack, who had saw mills. He worked for 46 years as a sawyer at
Domtar, Bible Hill, until his retirement in 1978. He was well-known in A.A. which he attended
for 35 years. He is survived by daughter, Shirley Mahar, Bible Hill; granddaughter, Denyse
Stronge (John), Salmon River; grandson, Dennis Mahar (Betty), Bible Hill; sister, Ruth McNutt,
Truro. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Bertha Woodlock; brothers, Lloyd, Stewart,
Vernon, Jack, George and Leo, all of Truro; Oswald, Ontario; sisters, Adeline Roode, Hazel
Dewar, Frances McNutt, Florence Hollingsworth, all of Truro; Bessie Fraser, Stewiacke. He was
loved by the neighbourhood children as well as the foster children they cared for. He was known
to them as uncle Davie or Grampie. He was an adherent of the People's Church for many years.
Visitation will be 3:30-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, both in
Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Chesley MacKenzie officiating. Burial at a later date in
Bible Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Canadian Cancer Society, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation
of Nova Scotia or any charity.


OBIT # 4639 – HALIFAX HERALD – 4 APRIL 1994
McINTOSH, John William (Bill) - 74, Sherbrooke, Guysborough County, died April 2, 1994, in
St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Sherbrooke, he was a son of the late Alex
and Katherine (Michaud) McIntosh. He served during the Second World War with the Pictou
Highlanders, the Cape Breton Highlanders and was wounded in Italy. He retired from the Camp
Hill Hospital in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was the last surviving member of his
immediate family. He is survived by his wife, the former Frances LeBlanc; several nephews,
nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary, Flora; brother, Joe. Visitation will
be 7-9 p.m. tonight in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sherbrooke, where funeral will be 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Rev. James Oliver officiating. Burial to follow in St. Paul's Cemetery, Stillwater under
the direction of Ecum Secum Funeral Home. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the
Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova
Scotia.


OBIT # 4640 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 MARCH 2003
MacPHEE, Harold Arthur - 54, Dartmouth, formerly of New Glasgow, died suddenly Thursday,
March 20, 2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Surviving are his partner, Sharon
McGrath, Dartmouth; sister, Lillian MacPhee, Ontario; two aunts; one great-aunt; one uncle; two
nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, in J. Albert Walker Chapel,
307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth, officiating clergy, Rev. Ogueri J. Ohanaka. Burial at a later
date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or
a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the dignified direction of J. Albert Walker
Funeral Home.
OBIT # 4641 – HALIFAX HERALD – 22 MARCH 2003
NOWLAN, M. Alice - 86, Greenwood Street, Westville, passed away Friday, March 21, 2003, in
Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, August 28, 1916, she was a daughter of
the late D. Chester and Margaret (Hamilton) MacKenzie. Mrs. Nowlan taught school for many
years and at the time of her retirement was vice-principal of the Westville Junior, and Senior
High School. She was a member of St. Paul United Church, long-time member of the church
choir, past president and life member of the United Church Women, former member of the Board
of Stewards and Board of Trustees. She always took an active interest of the Pictou Presbyterial
of the U.C.W. At the time of her death she was a resident at Glen Haven Manor where she was
always treated with the utmost kindness. She was predeceased by her husband, David; sister, Jean
Leslie MacKenzie and an infant sister. Visitation will be 1-3, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Eagles Funeral
Home, Westville, where her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Scott Hillier
officiating. Spring burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.


OBIT # 4642 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 MARCH 2003
BELLEFONTAINE, Muriel Jean - 79, Middle Musquodoboit, passed away peacefully March 20,
2003, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, with her loving family by her side. Her
strength and passion for life has touched everyone who knew her. She was a lifetime resident of
Musquodoboit Valley, growing up in Dean Settlement. She enjoyed crosswords, poetry, puzzles,
cards, and most of all, her family. She was a long-time member of the Brookvale Ladies Aid and
Holy Cross Church. She was a daughter of the late Willis and Brenda (Young) Hamilton.
Surviving are daughters, Eleanor (Bob), Thompson, Man.; Irene (Brenton), Carrolls Corner;
Brenda (Sean), Brookvale; sons, Jack (Linda), Dartmouth; David (Denise), Higginsville; 14
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Alma Clark, Middle Musquodoboit; brother, Dave
Hamilton, North Bay, Ont. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; grandson, Daniel;
sister, Hazel. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, both in Holy Cross Catholic
Church, Middle Musquodoboit, Father Don MacLeod officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Reception to follow downstairs at the church. Donations to Musquodoboit Valley Health
Foundation-Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative,
Upper Musquodoboit. "The Grace of God has brought me thus far, His Grace Shall Lead me
Home!


OBIT # 4643 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 MARCH 2003
GRATTAN, Elizabeth Evelyn "Ev" - 57, Dartmouth, passed away suddenly Saturday, March 22,
2003, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of
Emily (McCulloch) Grattan, Pictou, and the late Joseph Grattan. She graduated from West Pictou
District High School and Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro, and later obtained her BA from
Saint Mary's University. Before her retirement in 2001 she taught primary for 34 years, 30 of
those years in Hawthorne and Shannon Park Schools, Dartmouth. Ev was dedicated to her family
(and Miss Kitty) and her profession. She was loyal to her friends and was deeply involved in
every aspect of her nephews' and nieces' lives, always finding time to share in their joy and
accomplishments. Ev was an avid gardener and a 20 year member of the Dartmouth Horticultural
Society, a committee member for the Gardens on Sunday for Halifax YWCA, a member of the
Community Garden for the Dartmouth Commons where her class would plant a flower garden
every year at Dillman Park, and a member of the Rodenderon Society. Ev was also a curler, being
a member of the CFB Halifax Curling Club, Business Ladies League and Ladies President (1984-
1985). She belonged to a variety of other organizations such as playing broomball for the
"Labelle Bandits" from 1974 to 1976, Brown Owl for 2nd Dartmouth Brownies, Christ Church,
Dartmouth from 1975 to 1980, and Secretary of the Board for 20 years for the Dartmouth
Preschool head start program. Ev is survived by her sisters, Pauline (Andy) Oslanski (Bryce and
Travis), Airdrie, Alta.; Elaine (Fred) Cheverie (Joey, Jeremy (Gabrielle) and Jonathan), Pictou;
Linda (Ian) MacLean (Michelle, Allison and Alexander), Berichon; Karen (Frank) Richardson
(Keith, Matthew and Douglas), Scotsburn; brothers, Jack Grattan ( Gavin and Kara), Pictou;
Keith (Stephanie) Grattan (daughter Laura), Etobicoke, Ont. Besides her father, she was
predeceased by her sister-in-law, Lorraine Grattan. Cremation has taken place and visitation will
be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in McLaren Funeral Home, Faulkland Street, Pictou. Funeral mass will be
held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Stella Maris Parish, Pictou with Interment to follow in
Seaview Cemetery. Donations made to Landmark East Seeds for Success Scholarship Campaign,
708 Main St., Wolfville, NS B4P 1G4 or a charity of your choice. A memorial service at a later
date in Dartmouth.




OBIT # 4644 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 MARCH 2003
SWANTEE, Helen Anne - 59, River John. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing
of Anne Swantee on Sunday, March 23, 2003, in Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital,
Tatamagouche. She was a daughter of the late Angus and Olive (Langille) Munro (River John).
Anne was a graduate of the Aberdeen School of Nursing in New Glasgow, class of 1963.
Following graduation she nursed in hospitals in Hamilton, St. Catharines and Toronto, Ont.
Returning to Nova Scotia she continued her career at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital where she
nursed until her retirement. Anne was very professional in her work and touched all whom she
served with caring and kindness. She was a chartered member of the R.J.'s Ladies Group and
while she participated in all their projects she took special interest in the flowers of Bissel Park.
Tireless volunteer Anne devoted countless hours to community bake sales and church suppers.
She was a special wife to Chester; much loved mother of Patti (Kevin) Ryan, Halifax; Janice
(Bryan) Sabourin, Ottawa; Angus (Carol), Halifax. Anne was a very proud grandparent to Kalei
and Dylan Ryan; sister of John Munro; daughter-in-law of Grace Swantee, both of River John;
niece of Helen Gunn, Brule; sister-in-law of Ian (Charlene Bowser) Swantee, River John.
Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in MacLeod Funeral Home, River John. Funeral service
2 p.m. Wednesday in Salem United Church, River John, officiating clergy Mr. James Shaffner,
Rev. Donald Sutherland and Rev. Jeanette Fleischer. Family flowers only, donations may be
made to Salem United Church Memorial Fund or Canadian Cancer Society. "All who knew Anne
were blessed."


OBIT # 4645 – HALIFAX HERALD – 24 MARCH 2003
MacLELLAN, Arthur Clifford - 88, Central West River, passed away at his home, Sunday,
March 23, 2003. Born in Central West River, he was a son of the late Richard Stewart and Isabel
Bertha (MacKay) MacLellan. Mr. MacLellan was an overseas veteran of the Second World War.
He owned and operated a construction company for many years and later was a gravel contractor
for several years. He was an adherent of St. Luke's United Church, Salt Springs. A caring person,
he will be sadly missed by daughters, Lorraine MacKenzie (Robert), Alma; Helen Peverly, Loch
Katrine; Doris MacKenzie, Central West River; Betty Rundle, Westville; Donna MacLellan,
Stellarton; son, Barry MacLellan, New Minas; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Levo (Carl), Green Hill. He was predeceased by his
wife, Edith (Myers); stepson, Clarence Daniel; brother, Mert; infant brother, John. Visitations
will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where his funeral
service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Mary MacDermid officiating. Burial will be in
Durham Cemetery. The Overseas War Veterans Association will hold a service at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday in the funeral home.


OBIT # 4646 – EVENING NEWS – 25 MARCH 2003
TATAMAGOUCHE - Jennie Belle Mingo, 89, Tatamagouche, died March 22, 2003, at Glen
Haven Manor, New Glasgow where she had been a resident for the past seven months. Born in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, she was the daughter of the late Truman and Christine (Murray) McCully.
She was a retired teacher and worked for many years with the Tatamagouche Historical Society
and Library. Surviving are her sons: Gary (Beverly), New Glasgow, NS; Grant (Beverly),
Tatamagouche, NS; granddaughter, Heidi (Phil) Spurr, New Glasgow, NS; grandson, Trevor,
Toronto, ON; her pride and joy, great-grandchildren, Madison Spurr and Tanner Spurr. She was
predeceased by her husband, Murray; a sister, Mary Hynds; half-brothers; A. K. McCully, Roy
McCully and Russell Murray. Cremation has taken place. At the expressed wishes of the
deceased a private family memorial service will be held at Coulter's Funeral Home,
Tatamagouche at 2 p.m. today. Spring burial will be in Lockerby Cemetery, Tatamagouche.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Glen Haven Manor, North Shore
Health Services Foundation or a charity of your choice. "And may there be no sadness of farewell
when I embark".


OBIT # 4647 – HALIFAX HERALD – 25 MARCH 2003
GILLIS, Sarah A. - 69, Ontario, formerly of MacDonald Street, New Glasgow, passed away
peacefully at home in Oshawa, February 6, 2003. Born October 22, 1933, in Glace Bay, she was a
daughter of the late Catherine and Stewart MacLellan. She was a resident and "Queen Bee" of
MacDonald Street, New Glasgow, before moving to Ontario in June 2001. She will be sadly
missed especially by her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, John (Lena) Gillis,
Barrie, Ont.; Rebecca (Joe) Martin, Oshawa, Ont.; Allan (Kim) Gillis, Oshawa, Ont.; Heather
(Bern) Connors, Oshawa, Ont.; Kenneth (Mary) Gillis, Saltsprings; grandchildren, Carol, David,
Jamee, Heather, Dylan, Shaun, Kayla, Sarah; sisters, Dolena MacLean, Pickering, Ont.; Norma
MacLellan, Port Hawkesbury; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter,
Isabelle Gillis; grandson, David DeYoung; sister, Patricia MacLellan. Cremation has taken place.
The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday, March
28, in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Burial of
ashes will take place in Orangedale, Cape Breton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Wee Care Developmental Centre or The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.


OBIT # 4648 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 MARCH 2003
MacLEAN, Elizabeth Nelson "Beth" - 82, Grant Street, New Glasgow, formerly of Stellarton,
passed away Monday, March 24, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville,
Beth was a daughter of the late Jack and Irene (MacNeil) Darroch. Beth was a resident of Grant
Street, New Glasgow, for the past year. Prior to, she lived in Stellarton for some 30 years. She
was a long-time employee of Sobey's head office from where she retired. Beth was a member of
Sharon Saint John United Church. She enjoyed bowling with the Stellarton seniors. Beth was the
last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by daughter, Donna (Mrs. Pat
Millar), London, Ont.; son, Dr. Arthur (Lorraine) MacLean, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Steve
(Kim) Millar, Holly, Chris ( Jen), James and Emily MacLean. She was predeceased by her
husband, John M. MacLean; sisters, Dot Estabrooks and Jean Higgins; brothers, Earl and Eddie
Darroch. Her remains will rest in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton for visitation 2-4, 7-
9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Sharon St. John United Church,
Rev. Howard Crooks officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Family
flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Beth may be made to Aberdeen Hospital
Foundation or a charity of your choice.


OBIT # 4649 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 MARCH 2003
BLACK, Elma Marguerite - 88, passed away in Dartmouth, March 25, 2003. Born in Clam
Harbour, February 14, 1915, she was the eleventh and youngest child of the late Janet (Archibald)
and Arthur Fraser Stoddard. She moved to Halifax at age six and attended LeMarchant School,
Chebucto School and Bloomfield High School. She later graduated with business training from
Forbes School of Shorthand in Halifax. She worked in the credit office of Simpson's until her
marriage to Laurie R. Black who was later the principal of LeMarchant School for many years.
Besides her role as wife and mother, Marguerite volunteered in the school library and with school
fund raising. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church U.C.W. After moving to
Dartmouth in 1969 she became an active member of Stairs Memorial United Church and a life
member of the U.C.W. She enjoyed her large family and her many friends, including her bridge
club in Dartmouth. She took great pleasure in raising three daughters and loved visits with her
two grandchildren and later with her two great-grandsons. For over 50 years she spent summers at
the family's beloved cottage at Sebim Beach. Her family and friends greatly appreciated her warm
hospitality both at the cottage and at home. She is survived by her children, Valerie and son-in-
law Ernst Grundke, Elizabeth and son-in-law Philip Baker, Dartmouth; Heather, Montreal;
grandchildren, Christopher (Sharon) Grundke, Catherine (Benjamin) Levy; great-grandsons, Iain
Grundke, Isaac Levy. She was predeceased by her husband, Laurie Reginald Black; sisters, Grace
(Mrs. Scott Burgess), Zaidee and Jobina "Jobie" Stoddard and Jennie (Mrs. W.C. Dowell);
brothers, Alfred, Edgar, Carmen, Fulton, Borden, Dr. Carl Stoddard. Marguerite's family wishes
to thank the staff at Dartmouth General Hospital, who cared for her with such compassion and
dignity. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 28, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St.,
Halifax. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday in Stairs Memorial United Church, 44 Hester St.,
Dartmouth, Rev. Sandra Carruthers officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial
in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Memorial donations to Stairs Memorial United
Church, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.



OBIT # 4650 – HALIFAX HERALD – 27 MARCH 2003
McLEAN, Hazel Roberta - School Street, Pictou, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late William Blake and Bessie
Catherine (Robertson) Carleton. She worked as an accountant at Hamiltons Ltd. before moving to
Moncton where she worked for a few years. After returning to Pictou, she worked at the
Sutherland Harris Hospital until retirement. Mrs. McLean is survived by her sister, Marjorie
Munro, Pictou; several nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, John Henry McLean;
brother, Joe. No visitation or funeral service by her request. A graveside service under the
direction of Eagles Funeral Home will be held 3 p.m. Friday in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens,
Sylvester.


OBIT # 4651 – HALIFAX HERALD – 28 MARCH 2003
MacDONALD, Harold Alexander - 82, New Glasgow, passed away March 26, 2003, in Valley
View Villa, Riverton. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late John Angus and Vera
(Jones) MacDonald. His life in the automobile business began in 1937 at Vee Eight Motors Ltd.
and continued for 52 years until his retirement in 1989. He was recognized by Ford Motor
Company of Canada for his service on the National Dealership Advisory Board. Harold joined
the RCAF and served in Canada and overseas during the Second World War. Following his return
to Canada in October of 1945, he returned to work. Harold was a proud member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 34, holding numerous positions including president. He was well-
known and very active in the development of sports in the area, including baseball (H. & D.
League), Maritime Senior Hockey League, Pictou County High School Hockey League, and
Northumberland Junior B Hockey League. He was interested in the development of the sports
facilities, serving on the Scotia Rink Commission for 22 years. He had a passion for skating all
through his life and enjoyed his involvement and good times with adult skaters throughout the
county. He was honoured for his involvement in sports with his induction into the Pictou County
Sports Hall of Fame. Harold was very involved in his church, serving as an usher and on many
committees. Throughout his life, Harold had a love of airplanes and automobiles, and after
retirement, spent many hours building and flying remote controlled airplanes with his friends at
the Northumberland Modelers Club. Harold was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Doris
Heighton and an infant daughter. Left to mourn are his wife of 61 years, Irene (MacDonald)
MacDonald; sister, Mary (Roland) Cote, Pincher Creek, Alta.; daughters, Kathleen Hendriks,
Costa Mesa, Calif.; Adele Campbell, New Glasgow; Carol Miller, Ottawa; sons, Ken (Beryl),
Calgary, Alta.; Peter (Lynn), and Paul (Cathy), all of New Glasgow; 14 grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 in
R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held in Lady of Lourdes
Parish, Stellarton, Rev. S. Mifflin officiating, on Monday, March 31, at 11 a.m. Burial in the
parish cemetery. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Valley View Villa Bus Fund.


OBIT # 4652 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 MARCH 2003
AVERY, Margaret Stella - 83, New Glasgow, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Havre Boucher, she was a daughter of the late Dan and
Margaret (Levangie) DeGruchy and was raised by her late aunt and uncle Joe and Sophie Gerrior
(Lundy). Margaret was a resident of Munroe Avenue since 1949. She was a member of Our Lady
of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Margaret enjoyed the outdoors, especially the camp in
Lundy. She also liked to knit and sew as a pastime. Surviving are sons, Harry (Debbie), Salt
Springs, Pictou Co.; Daniel (Rose), at home; grandchildren, Allan (Denise) Avery, Barry (Janet)
Avery, Karri (Mrs. Tom Tibbo); great-grandchildren, Ashley, Cody, Renée and Tara; adopted
daughter, Pauline Parks, Halifax; daughter-in-law, Sandra Watters, Salt Springs; sisters, Stella
Avery, Toronto; Hazel (Mrs. Edward Pettipas), Linwood; Priscilla (Mrs. Robert Meagher), Aulds
Cove; brothers, Roy DeGruchy, Lester (Winnie) DeGruchy, Johnny (Cathy) DeGruchy, all of
Havre Boucher; Charlie (Marcella) DeGruchy, Linwood; sister-in-law, Mary DeCoste, New
Glasgow. She was predeceased by her husband, Irvin; son, Joe; brother, Joseph; sister, Ethel
DeCoste. Her remains will rest in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation 2-4,
7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral mass will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only
please. Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova
Scotia or a charity of choice.
OBIT # 4653 – HALIFAX HERALD – 29 MARCH 2003
MacQUEEN, Frances Muriel - 85, Glen Haven Manor, formerly of 246 Abercrombie Rd., New
Glasgow, passed away Friday, March 28, 2003, in the manor. Born in Fairfield, N.B., she was a
daughter of the late Gartnor and Iva (Card) Mitton. She was a former owner and operator of a
store in Little Harbour and Dairy Queen Brazier in Sydney. She was a member of Little Harbour
Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Thomas MacQueen,Glen Haven Manor;
daughter, Blanche Robertson, Sydney; stepdaughters, Carolyn (John) Miller, Little Harbour;
Janice (Donnie) Goguen, Kirkland, Que.; grandchildren, Hallee (Kevin) Gratto, Michael Miller,
Sheri (William) Johnston, Melissa Robertson; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean (Harley)
Esterbrooks, Doris Smith, both of Sackville N.B.; brother, Earl (Zora) Mitton, Oshawa, Ont. She
was predeceased by her first husband, James Rumley; sisters, Marion Tingley, Elizabeth; brother,
Ellsworth. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Family funeral service in Little
Harbour Presbyterian Church, Rev. Joanne Vines officiating. Burial in Church Brook Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Little Harbour Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the
direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.


OBIT # 4654 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 JULY 1993
HALLIDAY, Gordon - 90, Shady Oaks st Home, Union Centre, formerly of Westville, died July
3, 1993, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville, he was a son of the late Harold
and Florence (Cameron) Halliday. He was an adherent of St. Paul United Church, Westville. A
coal miner for several years, he had worked at the Allan Shaft and later worked at various jobs in
farming and lumbering. He had resided in Salt Springs for several years. He was a veteran of the
Second World War, serving with the Provost Corps of the Royal Canadian Army. He was a
member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 35, Westville. He is survived by two sisters, Sadie
(Mrs. Russell MacTavish), Mae (Mrs. Andrew Hale), both of Hamilton, Ont.; several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ida MacKay; three brothers, William, Luther,
Cameron. Visitation will be 35, 7-9 p.m. today in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, where funeral
will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Joseph Lafave officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery,
Foxbrook.


OBIT # 4655 – HALIFAX HERALD – 13 OCTOBER 1992
BARCLAY, Max Allen - 86, Adult Residential Centre, Riverton, Pictou County, died October
12, 1992, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Hantsport, Hants County, he was a son of
the late Neil Lawrence and Lillian Edna (Embree) Barclay. A resident of the Adult Residential
Centre for over 50 years, he was a retired from Trenton Industries Limited. He was a member of
St. Columba United Church, Hopewell, Pictou County and former choir member. He is survived
by a sister, Mrs. Louise Herring, Manchester, Conn. He was predeceased by a sister, Gladys;
three brothers, Claude, Lawrence, Wallace. No visitation by request. A public graveside service
will be 4 p.m. Wednesday in Foxbrook Cemetery, Hopewell, Rev. Marjory Cornelius officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.


OBIT # 4656 – HALIFAX HERALD – 26 NOVEMBER 1996
FRASER, Charles Edward - 82, 130 Pleasant St., Stellarton, died November 25, 1996, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Fraser. He had been a resident of Stellarton for the past 34 years, having previously resided
in New Glasgow. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. He served with the
Pictou Highlanders during the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch 28, Stellarton. He was employed as a miner, working in the Allan Shaft and
MacBean Mines. He later went on to work as a commissionaire in Halifax and as an orderly at
Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, until his retirement. He was the last surviving member of his
immediate family. Surviving are his wife, the former Ora Stroud; daughters, Barbara Ann (Mrs.
Gerald Davis), Ottawa, Ont.; son, Charles George (Peter), Florida; four grandchildren; three
greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Doug, Jack, Ronnie, Roy. Visitation 7-9
p.m. today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, all in H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral
Home, Stellarton, Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial
Gardens. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4657 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 MARCH 2003
BENNETTS (Archibald), Katherine Spinney - 83, died March 27, 2003, in Hamilton, New
Zealand. She was a daughter of the late Dr. Edgar S. and Louise Archibald (Ottawa). She married
airserviceman Paul Ambrose Bennetts of Invercargil, New Zealand, June 16, 1945, and
immigrated to New Zealand in 1946 where her husband practiced law following the end of the
Second World War. Kathy was educated at Queen's University 1938-1942 in languages. Canada
was always close to her heart and she returned several times over the years, most recently in 1995
and 1998. She had a particular affection for Sandy Cove, N.S. She was an avid sportswoman and
played tennis until four days before her death. She enjoyed the violin and entertained with an
orchestra at rest homes weekly. She taught French in Hamilton, New Zealand for many years.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her only sister, Mary Alice Chapman. She is survived
by sons, John and Graeme, New Zealand; daughter, Barbara, Australia; eight grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren.


OBIT # 4658 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 MARCH 2003
DECKER, Heather Cameron - 50, Upper Musquodoboit, passed away March 29, 2003, in
Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Mooseland, she was a
daughter of Henry and Marcheta (Prest) Decker, Upper Musquodoboit. Surviving are her son,
Michael Peterson and his wife Tanya; her companion, Gary Archibald; sister, Sandra (Brian)
Densmore, all of Upper Musquodoboit; brothers, Bryan (Dianna McCulloch), Brett (Cheryl), both
of Middle Musquodoboit; three nieces and three nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
Donald Peterson. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in St.
James United Church, Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. The family will meet
friends following the service for a reception in the church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Donations may be made to St. James United Church or Multiple Sclerosis Society, Atlantic
Division. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper
Musquodoboit. No scented products by request please.


OBIT # 4659 – HALIFAX HERALD – 31 MARCH 2003
WINTER, Violet Lillian - 92, Halifax, formerly of Truro, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, in
Maplestone, Halifax. Born in Westville, Pictou Co., she was a daughter of the late Frank Edward
and Laura (Kaulback) Sweet. She was a former employee of the Lewis Cap and Hat Factory,
Truro, where she worked for 25 years. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Truro,
and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by sons, Donald
Curtis (Pat) Huntley, Mount Uniacke; Gerald Burton (Carol) Huntley, Halifax; eight
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Burton Huntley; second husband, Thomas McCubbin;
third husband, Royal Winter; granddaughter, Lisa (Huntley) Beckwith; sister, Rose; brothers,
Robert, Charles, Russell and Arthur. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today and funeral service 2
p.m. Tuesday, both in Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Peter Reid officiating. A reception
will follow the service. Burial will be held at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Family
flowers only. Donations may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, Truro.


OBIT # 4660 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 APRIL 2003
ANDERSON, Mogens Sr. "Morgan" - 86, Abercrombie, died Monday, March 31, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Shanghai, China, he was a son of the late Mogens and
Agnes (Jorgensen) Anderson. He attended high school in Denmark and apprenticed on several
farms three years before attending the Royal Danish Agricultural College and graduating with a
bachelors degree in agriculture. When he moved to Pictou County, he settled in Abercrombie,
worked in the Allan Shaft, Stellarton, while operating Riverside Farms and later a landscaping
business. He was the principal contractor for the Abercrombie Golf Course expansion in 1966-
1967. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. Surviving
are daughter, Agnes (Sandy) MacPherson; son, Morgan Jr. "Brother" (Pat); stepdaughters,
Pauline Burnett, Patricia (Arnold) Fitzgerald; stepson, Robert "Inky" (Frances) Porter, all of
Abercrombie; brother, Erik, Denmark; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was
predeceased by his wife, Laura; brother, Svend; governess, Louise; son-in-law, George Burnett.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral
Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Lourdes
Roman Catholic Church, Father Sydney Mifflen officiating. Interment will be in Abercrombie
Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Cancer Society.


OBIT # 4661 – HALIFAX HERALD – 1 APRIL 2003
LESLIE, Anna Blanche - 64, Upper Musquodoboit, passed away March 30, 2003, in Dartmouth.
Born in Chaplin, she was the youngest daughter of Arthur and Minnie (Fleming) Hamilton. She
was a member of St. James United Church. Surviving are daughters, June Roberts, at home;
Carolyn (Jim) Shirley, Carlyle, Sask.; Susan (Clayton) Venner, Shubenacadie; Leola (Stephen)
Hirtle, Dutch Settlement; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Neil (Kathleen)
Hamilton; Harllee Hamilton, both of Dean; sister, Ruby Graham, Stewiacke; brothers-in-law,
Norman (Sheila), Upper Musquodoboit; Gordon (Doreen), Fort Erie, Ont.; sisters-in-law, Mary
(William) Savage, Douglastown, N.B.; Tina Williston, Wilmot; Peggy Leslie, Upper
Musquodoboit; Irene Leslie, Head of Chezzetcook; many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Carl Clark; daughter, Julia Ann in infancy; brothers-in-law, Wilfred
Graham, Vernon Williston, Goldwyn, Harry, Elmer and Harold Leslie. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, both in St. James United Church,
Upper Musquodoboit, Rev. Gary Burrill officiating. Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Donations may
be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the
direction of Arimathea Funeral Co-operative, Upper Musquodoboit.


OBIT # 4662 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 APRIL 2003
BRANSTON (Murphy), Anne Laureen "Laurie" - 61, Welsford Street, Pictou, formerly of Prince
Edward Island, died March 31, 2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in South
Granville, P.E.I., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ethel (Hagan) Murphy. Surviving
are husband, Hank; daughter, Valerie Horsman, Lewes, P.E.I.; sons, Stephen Kneebone, West
Royalty, P.E.I., Ron Murphy, Hillsborough, P.E.I.; brother, Reg, Halifax. She was predeceased
by sons, John Reginald and James Patrick Kneebone. No visitation by request. Funeral service
will take place 2 p.m. Thursday in McLaren Funeral Home Chapel, Pictou, Rev. Mary-Beth
Moriarity officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Canadian
Diabetes Association


OBIT # 4663 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 APRIL 2003
CAMPBELL, H. Murray - 103, North Main Street, Westville, passed away Monday, March 31,
2003, at his home. Born in Westville, March 30, 1900, he was a son of the late William and
Lavinia (Murray) Campbell. He was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westville.
As a lad, he worked for his uncle at the Norfolk Hotel. Later, Mr. Campbell was employed at
Easter Car Company for many years, retiring in 1965. He enjoyed his hobby farm and took great
pride in his home. He is survived by niece, Jean Bell, Montreal; nephew, Allister Irving, Black
Point. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen (Fraser); sisters, Sarah, Jessie, and Margaret;
brother, John Robert. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday
in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, Rev. Glenn Cooper officiating, assisted by Rev. Donald
McKay. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Scotsburn.


OBIT # 4664 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 APRIL 2003
PECKHAM, Minnie Agnes - 80, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of Elmfield, Pictou
Co., passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in the home. Born in Pine Tree, she was a daughter of
the late Charles and Elizabeth (MacCabe) Hawboldt. Minnie moved to Montreal in 1966, and
trained at Douglas Psychiatric Hospital. She enjoyed her work there, and stayed on until
retirement in 1987, when she returned to Nova Scotia. Minnie loved her family, especially the
grandchildren, whom she was very giving with, and also her dog. She also enjoyed travelling.
Surviving are her children, Eric (Gail) Peckham, Durham; Marlene (Don) MacAulay, Durham;
Gordon (Hilda) Peckham, Elmfield; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brothers,
Charlie, Oshawa, Ont.; Gordon, Maple Ridge, B.C.; John, Millsville; Eldon, Maple Ridge, B.C.;
sister, Harriett Marshall, Sylvester. She was predeceased by sisters, Laura, Doris; brothers, Bert,
Clarence, and Weldon. No visitation by request. Funeral service will take place 3 p.m. Thursday
in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Scotsburn, Rev. Lara Scholey officiating. Reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Shiretown Nursing Home Activities
or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.


OBIT # 4665 – HALIFAX HERALD – 2 APRIL 2003
WORTHYLAKE, Major Thelma Bernice - 91, passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care
Unit, Grace Hospital, Toronto, Ont., March 31, 2003. Born in Westville, she was a daughter of
the late Fletcher and Iona (Leary) Worthylake. She served many years as a Salvation Army
officer in the Maritimes as well as the courts in Toronto. She is survived by brother, James,
Truro; sister, Gertrude, Montreal. She was predeceased by brothers, Logan, Aubrey, Frank, Cecil,
Donald, Everett; sisters, Hazel, Aleta. She will be sadly missed by sisters-in-law, Lyda, British
Columbia; Ellen, Truro; Francis, Ontario; Josephine, England; many nieces and nephews; her
very good friend, Emmie Rouland, Toronto, who cared for her to the last. Cremation has taken
place. A memorial service will be in Toronto. Interment in Scarborough, Ont.
OBIT # 4666 – HALIFAX HERALD – 3 APRIL 2003
MacDONALD, Ian Grant - 87, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of Scotsburn, died
Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in the home. Born in Scotch Hill, he was a son of the late Kenneth and
Maude (Grant) MacDonald. Until his retirement, Ian's entire career was spent with the Scotsburn
Co-operative Dairy where, among other duties, he was responsible for the early development of
Scotsburn Ice Cream. He was a dedicated and active member of Scotsburn United Church,
Scotsburn Fire Department and the community in general. He is survived by daughters, Marie
deCoste and husband Jim, Halifax; Helen Palmer and husband Andrew, South Carolina;
grandchildren, David (Wendy) deCoste, Janice (Trevor) Spencer, and Liam Palmer; great-
grandchildren, Adam and Aaron deCoste, Aidan Spencer. He leaves brother, Brundage
MacDonald, Trenton; many friends including his best friend, Eileen Graham, Scotsburn; as well
as his extended family at Odd Fellows Home. Ian was predeceased by his wife, Marion; sister,
Edith; brothers, Donald, Harry, George, Allan; stepsisters, Violet, Evelyn. Visitation will be 2-4,
7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m.
Monday, April 7, in Scotsburn United Church, Mary MacDermid officiating. Burial will be in
Bethel Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Memorial Garden Fund of
Maritime Odd Fellows Home, PO Box 850, Pictou, NS B0K 1H0 or Scotsburn United Church,
Scotsburn, NS B0K 1R0.


OBIT # 4667 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 APRIL 2003
HEIGHTON, Beatrice May - 84, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, formerly of Harris Road,
passed away April 4, 2003, in the home. Born in Lyons Brook, she was a daughter of the late
Howard and Sadie Bell (Langille) Langille. She was employed at Fullerton's Rest Home, Lyons
Brook, for 30 years. Beatrice was the last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased
by her husband, Blanchard; sisters, Sophie, Laura; brother, Alfred. Surviving are several nieces
and nephews. Visiting 7-9 p.m. Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Monday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou,
where funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Rev. Frances Boutilier officiating. Burial in St.
James Cemetery. Donations in her memory to Shiretown Nursing Home Activities.


OBIT # 4668 – HALIFAX HERALD – 5 APRIL 2003
PINEAU, Benneila Ann - 69, 506 Chisholm St., New Glasgow, passed away Thursday, April 3,
2003, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Port Hawkesbury, she was a daughter of the
late James and Anna R. (MacDonald) Profit. Benneila lived in New Glasgow for the past 10 years
and had previously resided in Pictou for a number of years. She was a former employee of the
Riverview Adult Residential Centre. She was an adherent of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
New Glasgow. Benneila enjoyed the outdoors especially picking berries, she also liked doing
crafts. She was a friend to all who needed a helping hand. Surviving are daughters, Roxanne
(Brian) Johnston, Pictou; Michelle Pineau, New Glasgow; Stacey Jardine (Ron Haines),
Abercrombie; Mary Pineau (Aubrey), Central West River; Nicole Baird (Dave Walsh), New
Glasgow; son, Rick (Jill) Pineau, New Glasgow; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
close friend, Geraldine MacDonald, Pictou. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; son,
James Andrew; sister, Mary MacKinney. Her remains have been cremated. The family will
receive visitors from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow.
A public memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Andrews Presbyterian
Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Richard Sand officiating. Burial will be in Seaview Cemetery,
Pictou. Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Benneila may be made to Canadian
Cancer Society.
OBIT # 4669 – EVENING NEWS – 5 APRIL 2003
MILLBROOK - Garfield B. R. "Garry" Ross, 57, formerly of Mill Brook, Pictou County, passed
away in St. Albert, Alberta,on April 2,2003. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Keith and
Margaret (Burgess) Ross, Mill Brook. Besides his parents, Garry is survived by his wife Angele,
three children: Trevor Ross, Keith (Catherine) Ross and Leanne Ross; an unborn grandchild, his
special friend, James Halliday; as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by
two sisters; Sharon McInnis and Hazelle Harrington. His funeral will be held on Monday, 7 April
2003 in St. Albert, Alberta. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation.


OBIT # 4670 – HALIFAX HERALD – 6 APRIL 2003
JOHNSTON (Hingley), Alberta "Berta" - 97, Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou, passed away
Friday, April 4, 2003, in the home. Born in Eureka, Pictou, Co., she was a daughter of the late A.
Fraser and Katherine Hingley. Prior to her marriage, she was employed with C. L. Beck's
Clothing store, New Glasgow. Together with her husband, Richard Johnston, they owned and
operated Johnston's Motel and Cabins for many years while pursuing a love for antiques and
animals. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She is survived by son, Chris
(Jeanette), Pictou; grandchildren, Todd (Vanessa), Bedford; Lori (Paul) Henderson, Pictou; great-
grandchildren, Dylan, Mead and Megan Johnston, Christopher and Crawford Henderson; brother,
Carl Hingley, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
Richard; two infant daughters; brothers, Johnson and David Hingley; sisters, Wilna (Mrs. Alex
Fraser) and Margaret (Mrs. Victor Sibilde). Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday in McLaren
Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in McLaren Funeral Home
Chapel, Pictou, Mrs. Jessie Johnson officiating. Family flowers only, please. Donations in her
memory may be made to the Pictou County SPCA.


OBIT # 4671 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APRIL 2003
ADAMSON, Bessie Anna - 98, Plymouth Park and Antigonish, died April 5, 2003, in R.K.
MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Born in Melville, Pictou Co., she was the daughter of the
late George and Hope (Forbes) MacKenzie. Before her marriage, she taught at Cape John,
Sylvester and Sundridge schools. She lived in Sundridge until 1938, when she moved to
Plymouth, Pictou Co., where she and her husband, Forbes, operated Plymouth Park Dairy. After
his death, she moved to Boston, and began a career in nursing. She graduated from Long Island
Hospital, Boston, and also worked in hospitals in California and New York. She keenly enjoyed
both making and listening to music. She was an avid reader, and a faithful correspondent, with
friends in many countries, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She is survived by
her daughters, Lavonne Thompson, Antigonish, and Corinne Yuill-Holman, Halifax/Florida;
grandchildren, Cynthia (Alan) Cox, Calgary; Nadine Thompson, Halifax; Ellen Thompson,
Hamilton; Sandy Thompson, Ottawa; Hugh (Raylene) Thompson, Halifax; Bruce Thompson, St.
Catharines; Janice Thompson, Oakville; Tamzen (Geoff) Black, Halifax; Bradford (Carolyn)
Yuill, Truro; Devon (Kim) Yuill, Halifax; Heather (Howard) Madnick, Burke, Va.; son-in-law,
Ian (Ruth) Johnstone, Canton, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Elizabeth and Emily
Thompson, Ottawa; Celeste, Rhea and Merryl Black, Halifax; Liam and Bryant Yuill, Truro;
George and Ian Yuill, Halifax; Benjamin and Harrison Madnick, Burke, Va. She was pre-
deceased by her husband, Forbes S. Adamson, and her daughter, Evelyn Adamson Johnstone.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 8, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton,
where her funeral will be held Wednesday, April 9, at 2 p.m., Mrs. Jessie Johnson officiating.
Burial in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian
Cancer Society or Grace Hall, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. "Some people come
into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to
understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more
beautiful to gaze upon. They Stay in our lives for awhile. They leave footprints on our hearts.
And we are never, ever the same". -Author Unknown


OBIT # 4672 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APRIL 2003
FULTON, Anne E. - Halifax, passed away in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, Saturday, April
5, 2003, on her 81st birthday. Born in Toronto, she was predeceased by her husband, William
"Bill" E. Fulton (Halifax). She is survived by children, John, Halifax; Catherine, Halifax; Jeffrey,
Westville; six grandchildren. A memorial service has yet to be arranged. In lieu of flowers, please
direct donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.


OBIT # 4673 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APRIL 2003
STEELE, Lawrence Daniel - 79, Prince Albert Street, Westville, passed away on Sunday, April 6,
2003, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Trenton, he was the son of the late Daniel and Nellie
(Farrell) Steele. He was a sports enthusiast, both playing and coaching, and especially enjoyed
baseball and hockey. He was a bus driver for Irving Bus Lines for over 28 years. Later he worked
in Whitehorse for nine years. He is survived by his companion, Joan Lacey; daughter, Heather
Godberson (John), Fort St. John, B.C.; son, David (Nancy), Pictou; stepdaughter, Bonnie Lacey,
Ottawa; stepson, Kevin Lacey, Stellarton; grandchildren, Trevor, Troy, Robyn and Karla Dorie;
Clare and Hannah Steele; three great-grandchildren. Lawrence is also survived by sisters, Ann
Carpenter, New Glasgow; Florence Tomyl, Massachusetts, and Joan Kenney, Trenton. He was
predeceased by sisters, Kathryn Manuel, Marion, and Helena. Visitation will be held on Tuesday
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 11
a.m. Wednesday in Church of the Holy Name, Westville, Father Donald Boudreau officiating.
Cremation will follow. Donations may be made to Wee Care Society or a charity of one's choice.


OBIT # 4674 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APRIL 2003
STUART, Mary Beatrice - 94, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away in Windsor Elms,
Windsor, April 4, 2003. Born in Balmoral Mills, Colchester Co., she was the daughter of the late
Walter and Minnie (MacLeod) Ross. Bea grew up in Westville and graduated from the V.G.
School of Nursing, Halifax, class of 1933. After her husband Charlie's death in 1955, Beatrice
operated Stuart's Guest Home, New Glasgow. She returned to nursing with the Victorian Order of
Nurses and later at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She belonged to Trinity United Church and
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. The last member of her immediate family. She
was predeceased by her brothers, Russell, Hugh and Jack Ross; her first husband, Dr. Charlie
Stuart; second husband, Waino Nasi. She is survived by her sons, Charlie (Helene) Stuart,
Quebec; Dr. Ron (Patti) Stuart, Wolfville; daughter, Marilyn (Hartmut) Kieser, Maitland; 10
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. The family would especially like to thank the entire staff
of Windsor Elms for the wonderful loving care of Bea. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to Windsor Elms, 590 King St., Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or a charity of your choice.
A family graveside service with Rev. Richard Sand officiating, will be held in Abercrombie
Cemetery. A reception will follow in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Hall, New Glasgow, 2:30
p.m. Friday, April 11.
OBIT # 4675 – HALIFAX HERALD – 7 APRIL 2003
WATTERS, William D. "Bill" - 81, Wolfville, Kings Co., passed away Friday, April 4, 2003, in
Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Stellarton, Pictou Co., he was a son of the late
William D. and Margaret (Howard) Watters. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving
with the Calgary Highlanders in France, where he was wounded. Upon returning from the war, he
settled in the Annapolis Valley, where he was employed with the Wolfville Post Office for over
30 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member, past president and honourary president of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Dr. C.B. Lumsden Branch No. 74, Wolfville. He was a member of IWK Health
Centre Foundation and was a former member of both the Wolfville Lions Club and the KenWo
Golf and Country Club, New Minas. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Glady
Guptell; son, William D. "Bill" (Wanda), Charlottetown, P.E.I.; sisters, Claire Sutherland,
Riverton, Pictou Co.; Margaret Brownell and Anna (Ken) Campbell, all of Stellarton; two
grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Mary Bayer; brothers,
James "Harvey", Warren, who was killed during the Second World War; a brother in infancy.
There will be no visitation by family request. A Royal Canadian Legion graveside service will be
held at a later date in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville, Padre Rev. Dr. Roger Prentice
officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, Valley
Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W.C.
Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.


OBIT # 4676 – THE DAILY COLONIST, VICTORIA, BC – 13 JANUARY 1905
Died Jan 13, 1905 at Victoria, BC, John W McGillivray, n/o Pictou, NS, aged 26. Pallbearers:
Messrs W Davidson, G T Kane, P Decarterate, S C Carroll. [Buried at Ross Bay cemetery – D
011 W 21A]


OBIT # 4677 – THE DAILY COLONIST, VICTORIA, BC – JUNE 2005
Died Jun 14, 1905 at Victoria, BC, Eliza A MacLennan, relict of late James P MacLennan, n/o
Pictou, NS, aged 79. She died at the residence of her son-in-law, J A McIntosh. Pallbearers: G G
Meldram, William Munsie, Alexander Wilson, Alexander McMillan, George McCandless, W D
Kinnard. [Buried at Ross Bay cemetery – R 093 W L]


OBIT # 4678 – EVENING NEWS – 7 APRIL 2003
Adelaide (Baillie) Marshall, of Chance Harbour Road, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2003, in
the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Hillside, she was the daughter of the late
Thompson and Eva (Marshall) Baillie. She was a member of the First United Church and worked
at the Shell Shop during WWII. She is survived by sons; Leonard (Marie), Chance Harbour Road;
Gary (Linda), Trenton; daughter, Thelma (Edward) MacPherson, Chance Harbour Road; five
grandchildren, six great grandchildren; brothers; Thomas, Trenton; Robert, Pictou; John, Chance
Harbour Road; sisters; Laura Fanning, California; Edna MacLean, Chance Harbour Road; Elsie
Simon, New Glasgow; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her
husband, Frederick; son, Laurie; gransson, Steven. Visitation Sunday, 7-9 p.m., Monday, 2-4, 7-9
p.m., in the R. H. Porter Funeral Home, Trenton. Funeral service 2 p.m., Tuesday in First United
Church with Rev. James Chisholm officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Donations may be
made to charity of choice.
OBIT # 4679 – LYNN PAPER – 23 NOVEMBER 1928
Turner--In Lynn, Nov 23, Sophia J, widow of Asaph J Turner, 68 years.Funeral services will be
held at her late residence, 326 Summer street on Sunday, at 2:30 PM. The above is the death
notice for Sophia Jane Turner nee Brown from River John. She was my g-grandmother. I
thought I'd send it along in case anyone is researching this family. Sophia was the daughter of
Christopher Brown and Susanna Joudry from River John. She was born January 27, 1858, her
siblings were George, Hugh, Isaac, Louisa, Alexander, Julia and Howard.


OBIT # 4680 – HALIFAX HERALD – 8 APRIL 2003
GOUTHRO, Florence Agnes "Flo" - 49, Trenton, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2003, in the VG
Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Isaac's Harbour, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late
Arthur and Beatrice (MacPherson) Cornett. She lived most of her life in Pictou County, and was a
member of Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton. Flo will be remembered for her volunteerism,
giving spirit, belief in helping others and making things better. She was active with the Trenton
Home & School and in fundraising for the building of the Trenton Elementary School Gym. She
co-chaired the Trenton Fun Fest Committee and Pictou County Chapter of The Children's Wish
Parade. She was active with the Tearman House, Stellarton & Area Minor Girls Softball,
Canadian Red Cross and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Flo's passion was the Nova Scotia
Special Olympics Summer Games where she volunteered for 15 years. Surviving are her
husband, John; daughters, Crystal Lee Tracey (Anthony Ventresca), Orlando, Fla.; Shelley Nicole
(Paul) Beaupré, Barrie, Ont.; Lisa Marie Gouthro, Truro; Ursula Dawn Gouthro, at home; son,
Robert Vance Tracey, Halifax; sister, Hilda Greene, New Glasgow; brothers, Bernie MacPherson,
Toronto; Terrance "Terry" (Joanne) Cornett, Springville; Roy (Donna) Cornett, MacLellans
Brook; granddaughter, Paige Ventresca; several nieces, nephews. She was predeceased by her
first husband, Charles Robert Tracey; sisters, Florence and Sharon in infancy; brothers, Wayne,
John; paternal grandmother, Hilda Mae Clyburne. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4,
7-9 p.m. Thursday in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Funeral service will be
held 11 a.m. Friday in Christ Anglican Church, Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Interment will
be in Lorne Street Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Special Olympics Pictou
County or Women Alike Society Memorial Fund. "They say it takes a minute to find a special
person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, an entire life to forget them. We were
truly blessed to have you with us for as long as we did. Your memory and beliefs will live in our
hearts forever."


OBIT # 4681 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 APRIL 2003
LeBLANC, William Daniel Sr. "Bill" - 57, Pictou Landing, died April 6, 2003, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Theresa (Cotie) LeBlanc, St.
Catharines, Ont., and the late Willard Joseph LeBlanc. Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Anne;
daughter, Lisa Rutledge; sons, Billy, Russell; sisters, Ramona, Karen, Jean, Linda; brothers,
Russell, Glenn; six grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Sharon, Betty. Cremation has
taken place. Visitation in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Father
Sydney Mifflen officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations to
Canadian Cancer Society.
OBIT # 4682 – HALIFAX HERALD – 9 APRIL 2003
MacLEOD, Everett James William - 66, Central Cariboo, died April 7, 2003, in Aberdeen
Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Georgetown, P.E.I., he was a son of the late William and
Beatrice (Publicover) MacLeod. Surviving are wife, Alma (Saulnier); sons, Troy, Steven, Allison,
William, James; daughter, Edna (Ricky) Wood; stepson, Jerry MacConnell; sisters, Margaret
(Kenny), Ruby, Doris, Georgina (Edward); brother, David; several grandchildren. He was
predeceased by brother, John in childhood; sister, Eileen; stepson, Randy MacConnell. Memorial
service at a later date in Georgetown. Donations to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit or
Victorian Order of Nurses. Arrangements entrusted to McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.


OBIT # 4683 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 APRIL 2003
CAMERON (Campbell), Florence Anna - Beloved widow of Robert Burns Cameron, O.C.,
D.S.O., LL.B., daughter of the late Margaret (MacLeod) and Donald Campbell (Glengarry
County, Ontario), passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children, on April 9, 2003, in
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Mrs. Cameron is survived by her loving children, Christine
Antoniadis (Robert), Hugh Scott (Gail Kelly), R.B. (Nancy), Elizabeth, Jamie (Sheila), Donald
(Dorothy), Harry (Michele); 16 devoted grandchildren who will miss her terribly, as will her
surviving siblings, Eileen MacGillivary, Donald, Bob and Will Campbell. Jean Butterfield and
Katherine Pentz held a special place in her heart. She was predeceased by her husband in 2000;
daughter, Margaret Ann in 1959, and siblings, Ethel MacLeod, Betty Boyd and Murray
Campbell. She was born in Glengarry County, Ont., graduated from Royal Victoria Hospital
School of Nursing, Montreal. She served in England as a nursing sister with the rank of captain
during the Second World War. It was overseas that she met young Captain R. B. Cameron, on
leave from active duty in Italy. They married shortly thereafter and remained deeply in love with
each other from then on. Florence lived a life of faith, hope and love. Her gentle nature, good
humour, magical smile and enjoyment of small pleasures leave a wonderful legacy for all whose
lives she touched. Visitation will be held at the family home, Chance Harbour on Friday, April
11th, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 12, in St. Andrews
Presbyterian Church (The Kirk), New Glasgow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Fairview
Cemetery, corner of Windsor and Bayers Road, Halifax, on Saturday, April 12th at 4:30 p.m.
Donations in the memory of Florence may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (The
Kirk), 37 Mountain Rd., New Glasgow, NS B3H 3W4. Arrangements under the direction of R.H.
Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow


OBIT # 4684 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 APRIL 2003
CAMERON, Annie Ellen - 91, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Linacy, died Tuesday,
April 8, 2003, in the villa. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur S. and Bessie Lee
(Geddes) Wallace. She was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. Annie was a very
loving person, who was devoted to her family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 72 years,
William H. "Bill", Riverton; daughter, June Kureth, Michigan; sons, Robert S. "Sonny" (Dolly),
New Glasgow; Melvin R. (Betty), Linacy; Weldon G. "Weddy" (Valerie), Florida; sister, Helen
Atwater, Linacy; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren;
numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by grandson, Elwood Kureth Jr.; sisters,
Frances LeClair, Dorothy Campbell; brothers, Keith, Arthur "Buddy"; son-in-law, Elwood
Kureth. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in P.&K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New
Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Trinity United Church, Ms. Lori Crocker,
Diaconal Minister, officiating. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations may be
made in her memory to Valley View Villa Bus Fund.


OBIT # 4685 – HALIFAX HERALD – 10 APRIL 2003
MacKINNON, David Simpson - 1958 - 2003. Mr. David "Dave" Simpson MacKinnon, beloved
husband of Gail MacKinnon, Calgary, Alta., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 6,
2003, at the age of 44 years. Besides his loving wife, Gail, he is survived by his children, Arron
MacKinnon, Christopher MacKinnon, Paula Anderson, Andrew (Darcy) Anderson, Jennifer
(Sean) Burnand, and Mackayla, Alexander, and Calin MacLean, all of Calgary. He is also
survived by brothers, Donald (Mel Burtt) MacKinnon, Calgary; Rodger (Doris) MacKinnon,
Yarmouth; Richard (Sharon) MacKinnon, Halifax; numerous nieces and nephews. He was
predece