Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017

Obituaries

Hugh Dan Chisholm

Funeral service for the late Hugh Dan Chisholm, 87, Long Point, Inverness County, was held January 3 in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Creignish, with Father Duncan MacMaster and Father Hugh Macdonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Chisholm died December 30, 2016, in Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.

Born March 25, 1929, he was a son of the late John Allan Chisholm and MaryAnn (MacDonald) Chisholm. He was a lifelong resident of Long Point, was employed by Canada Post and was the last post master of Long Point.

He is survived by sister, Violet (Bill) Beamish; sister-in-law, Freda (Marshall) Chisholm.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Catherine (Harold) MacMaster, Effie (Leo) Boutlier; three brothers, Donald, Duncan Hector (Patricia), Sandy.

 

 

 

 

Wilhelmina Westenenk Haarman

Funeral service for the late Wilhelmina (Westenenk) Haarman, Holland, was held January 10 in Raalte, Holland.

Mrs. Haarman died January 4, 2017, in Holland.

She was born June 17, 1924, in Raalte.

She is survived by her husband, Herman; three daughters; two sons; two brothers, John Westenenk, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish; Willie Westenenk, Church Street Extension, Antigonish; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers; one sister, in infancy.

Rose Marie Klippert

Funeral service for the late Rose Marie Klippert, 94, Elizabeth, Illinois, formerly of Savanna, Illinois, was held December 23 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna, Illinois.  Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Savanna.

Mrs. Klippert died December 20, 2016, in the Elizabeth Nursing Home.

Born May 16, 1922, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Catherine (MacClean) MacGillivray.  On February 4, 1944, she married Ross Klippert in St. Bernard’s Church, Moncton, New Brunswick.  They moved to the U.S.A. in 1946 and, in 1957, she became a naturalized citizen.  They raised three children and celebrated 57 years of marriage. She was a world class cookie maker and enjoyed working in the kitchen, providing many meals and treats for family and friends.  She also worked as an inspector for Eaton Corporation in Savanna for many years.  In younger years, she worked in retail sales in Canada.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna, and also St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hanover.

She is survived by two sons, Michael (Elaine) Klippert, Elizabeth; Timothy (Kate) Klippert, Garfield, Arkansas; daughter, Darlene (John) Murphy, Racine, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Mark (Monica) Klippert, Andrew (Alaina) Klippert, Matthew (Yecelia) Dansereau, Evan and Erin Murphy; three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Madeline and Alivia Klippert; three brothers, Billy (Hilda) MacGillivray, Omar (Doris) MacGillivray, Campbell MacGillivray, all of Canada; sister, Claire Mitchell, Florida.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ross; grandson, Aaron Michael Klippert; nine brothers, Raymond and Vincent, twins in infancy; Jack, Father Joe, Collie, Ronald, Hughie, Duncan, Johnnie; four sisters, Mary Janet, Kay, Margaret, Sarah.

 

Philip Samuel O’Neill

Funeral service for the late Philip Samuel O’Neill, 69, Mulgrave, Guysborough County, was held January 5 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.

Mr. O’Neill died December 31, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Sarah ‘Betty’ O’Neil DeCoste, Mulgrave, and the late Ignatius O’Neil. He was known for his hard work, personal ethics, love of nature and sense of humor. His interests were gardening, flowers, dancing and long drives out the back roads. As a young man, he stevedored in Mulgrave, then moved to Vancouver, where he worked for 20 years as a drywall finisher. He returned to Nova Scotia to complete his career and eventually met Noel. Their relationship of 11 years changed both of their lives. They were married in the hospital on December 27, 2016.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Noel Lucas-O’Neill; two sisters, Catherine Chisholm, Antigonish; Moira Dowling (Clarey), Tennessee; 10 brothers, Sean (Debbie), Port Hawkesbury; Gerald (Cecelia), East Tracadie; Anthony (Heather), Edmonton; Raymond (Carol), Calgary; Lawrence (Denise), Halifax; Cormack, Antigonish; Bernard (Sun Ae), Mulgrave; Francis (Patricia), Linwood; Dennis (Veronica), Yellowknife; Adrian (Jacquie), New Glasgow; five step-siblings, Bernard (Barb) DeCoste, Mulgrave; Irene MacDonald (Leo), Cleveland; John (Linda), Auld’s Cove; Robert (Donna), Mulgrave; Chris Miller (Dan), Halifax; mother-in-law, Ruth Lucas, Mulgrave; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Tony (Barb), Winnipeg; Cedric (Stella), Mulgrave; Felita Sampson (Carmen), Havre Boucher; Charlie (Tina), Yarmouth; Selina Sampson (Donnie), Havre Boucher; aunt, Sister Phyllis O’Donnell, CSM, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brother, Michael Allan, in infancy; brother-in-law, Neil Chisholm; father-in-law, Charles Lucas; step-father, Bernard DeCoste.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Mulgrave and Area Resting Place.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Robert A. Crawford

Funeral service for the late Robert Alan Crawford, 70, Antigonish, was held January 4 in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating.

Mr. Crawford died December 31, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Readers at the funeral service were Michael Crawford and Ashley Ward, with remembrances given by Andre Lalancette and Matt Schumacher. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.

Born September 30, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a son of Anne (Dykens) and the late Francis Crawford. He was very active and supportive in his children’s sports and activities and was a father figure to many more. An active member and proud Freemason, he was past district deputy grand master for the Antigonish – Guysborough District and past master for Sunrise Lodge # 116 in Antigonish.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Joanne (van Thiel); three daughters, Debbie (Tim) Copely, Boston; Terri Crawford, Calgary; Megan, Antigonish; son, Matthew, Antigonish; four grandchildren, Jaqueline and Carissa Gonski, Boston; Mikaela Chadwick, Calgary; Kyle Copely, Boston; brother, Ernest (Diane), Boston; sister, Janice (Ed) Carroll, New Hampshire; sister-in-law, Sophia, Texas.

He was predeceased by brother, Frankie.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

John D. MacDonald

Funeral service for the late John Duncan ‘Digger’ MacDonald, 50, South Side Harbour, Antigonish County, was held December 29 in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in South River Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. MacDonald died December 18, 2016, at home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Tammy Chisholm and Jack Chisholm. Music was provided by Mary MacIntosh and Paul Teasdale.

Urn bearers were Blaise and Kolten MacDonald.

Honorary pallbearers were Davie Cameron, Colin Chisholm, Wayne Chisholm, Jimmy Chisholm, Ronnie Chisholm, Scott Beaton, David Chisholm, Gordie MacMillan, Shane Chisholm, John Kennedy, Rodney Wallace and Blair MacDonald.

Born January 15, 1966, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Allan Bernard and Mary Agnes (Kennedy) MacDonald. He began work with Henry’s Esso at a young age.  He went on to become a heavy equipment operator, perfecting his skill while working in Alberta and all over Nova Scotia, most recently with Alva Construction.  He will be remembered for his funny stories, his love of children, and his kindness, which was evident in his many friends.

He is survived by his brother, Blaise, St. Andrews; four sisters, Brenda, Antigonish; Kairyn (Joseph) Belisle, Calgary; Shelley (Christopher) Hachey, Edmonton; Sheila (Alphonse) MacNeil, St. Andrews; nieces and nephews, Kristen (Kyle) Glenn, with children Brooklyn and Emma; Meghan MacNeil, Kolten MacDonald, Joshua and Sydni Belisle, Colin and Brody MacNeil, Brielle Hachey.

He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Hazel and Jack Kennedy; paternal grandparents, Duncan and Elizabeth MacDonald; nephew, Owen Hachey.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

E. Elizabeth King

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Eldora Elizabeth “Betty” KING, formerly known as Eldora MYETTE, of Tracadie, Nova Scotia. Know by many relatives and friends as Betty King, she was born on October 13, 1933, to Benjamin and Sophie Myette, of Tracadie, Nova Scotia.

Betty was a former student at the Tracadie School in Antigonish County. Betty left Canada at age 21 and resided in many parts of the United States, eventually settling down in Montana. Her passion was raising horses and giving financially to abused animal shelters for the care of unwanted animals.

Betty is survived by her sister, Priscilla Rust of Tracadie, Nova Scotia; three nieces, namely, Paula Fraser, Linda Rose and Cathy MacDougall all residing in Nova Scotia.

Ms. King was predeceased by her parents, namely, Benjamin Myette and Sophie (nee Benoit) Myette, her brother, Joseph Leo Myette, and sisters, Ethel Jackson, Eileen Warner and Cecilia Durley.

Funeral service was held December 31, 2016, in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Reader was Mike Knocton. Music was provided by Ty Wallace. Urn bearer was Sherry Lynn Vasil-Carroll. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring.

Peter A. MacIntosh

Funeral service for the late Peter Albert MacIntosh, 99, Argyle, Guysborough County, was held January 3 in King’s United Church, Loch Katrine, with Reverend Meredith Marple officiating. Burial was in King’s United Church cemetery.

Mr. MacIntosh died December 30, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Eulogist at the funeral service was his son, Lewis MacIntosh. Music was provided by organist Don R. MacMillan, piper Sandra MacIsaac, vocalists Danny Rodgers, Mike MacNamara, Sylvain Lachance, Margaret MacGregor MacDonald and James MacPherson.

Active pallbearers were Darrell Cameron, Greg Giffin, Wade Giffin, Sylvain Lachance, Lewis MacIntosh, Connor MacNamara, Mike MacNamara and Ryan MacNamara.

Honorary pallbearers were lifetime friends.

Born May 24, 1917, in Argyle, he was a son of the late William and Greta (Sinclair) MacIntosh. He married Christine MacGregor of Springfield, Antigonish County, in 1943, and they worked together operating a small family farm. Apart from operating the farm, he managed the Argyle Co-op store from 1946-1947. He served on various committees and boards during his lifetime, including the Eastern Dairy Foods Co-op, St. Andrews Co-op, presiding officer for a number of municipal, provincial and federal elections, King’s United Church Cemetery Association, King’s United Church Trustees, Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company from 1975-1998, including 10 years as its president. He was recognized in 1986 for his invaluable services and cooperation extended as a canvasser during the St. Martha’s Building for Health Campaign. In 1990, he was granted an honorary membership in the Antigonish-Guysborough Federation of Agriculture. After full-time farming, he devoted time each year to planting and nurturing his garden. He travelled to many parts of Canada with his son, Lewis, attending many Funeral Service Association national conventions. In 2003, he was made an honorary funeral director and honorary life member of the Funeral Service Association of Canada at their annual convention in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

He is survived by daughter, Greta Cameron, Lower Sackville; son, Lewis, Argyle; granddaughter, Evelyn (Mike) MacNamara; Lower Sackville; grandson, Darrell (Barb) Cameron; Lower Sackville; two great-grandsons, Ryan (Marsha) MacNamara, Windsor Junction; Connor MacNamara (Kelsey Johnston),  Lower Sackville; two sisters-in-law, Ina Corkum, Estey’s Bridge, New Brunswick; Dama Mason, Oakville, Ontario; brother-in-law, Arthur (Marsha) MacGregor, Burtt’s Corner, New Brunswick; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-grandnieces and nephews, cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Christine MacGregor; sister, Margaret MacIntosh; son-in-law, Hughie Cameron; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rose and Huntley Mason, Mary and Seward Grover, Jay Mason, Emery Corkum, John and Elaine MacGregor, Cora MacGregor.

Memorial donations may be made to King’s United Church Memorial Fund, King’s United Church Cemetery Association or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Ruby Elaine LaFosse

Funeral service for the late Ruby Elaine (Snow) LaFosse, 84, Port Hawkesbury, was held December 29 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Deacon Susan Slater officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery at a later date.

Mrs. LaFosse died December 25, 2016, at home.

Born July 17, 1932, in Wings Point, Gander Bay, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late James Walter and Ida Anne (Fancy) Snow. She moved from to Nova Scotia, from Newfoundland, in 1974, to operate a convenience store in West Bay, where she resided until 1984. A few moves later, she settled in Port Hawkesbury.

She is survived by her three daughters, Yvonne (Donald) MacKay, St. George’s Channel; Elaine (Gerard) Jellow, Antigonish; Christine (Leo) MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; three sons, Norman (Norma), Gander, NL; Donald, St. George’s Channel; Shawn, Port Hawkesbury; nine grandchildren, Shane, Christopher, Alesia, Amanda, Robert, Jennie, Cindy, Sherri, Natasha; seven great-grandchildren, Amber, Evan, Alex, Madison, Hannah, River and Kayden; brother, Josiah (Eva) Snow, Campbellton, NL.

She was predeceased by husband of 63 years, George Robert; infant son, George James; four brothers, Eldred, Norman, Ward, Pleaman; four sisters, Violet, Janet, Sophie and Joyce.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, or a charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

 

Joseph Anthony Deon

Funeral service for the late Joseph Anthony ‘Toetin’ Deon, 95, Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held December 26 in Ste Croix Church, Pomquet, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating. Burial was in Ste Croix Cemetery.

Mr. Deon died December 23, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Tyler Doiron and Colleen Doiron. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.

Pallbearers were Francis Doiron, Ronnie Doiron, Neil Doiron, Carter Doiron, Artie Williams and Joe Deyoung.         

Born September 21, 1921, he was the son of the late Dennis and Alvena (Boudreau) Deon. He was a kind and gentle soul, who worked hard and looked after many families in his parish. He was the last surviving member of his family.

He is survived by his caregivers, Simon and Patsy Doiron, with whom he lived the past number of years. 

He was predeceased by two brothers, Simon, John; two step-brothers, James, William.

Memorial donations may be made to Feed Nova Scotia or the Antigonish Winter Fuel Program.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Charles E. F. Fraser

Funeral service for the late Charles Edward Francis ‘Charlie’ Fraser, 76, North Grant, Antigonish County, was held December 23 in St. Ninian Cathedral, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Fraser died December 8, 2016, at home.

Reader at the funeral Mass was Joe Chesal. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.

Pallbearers were John MacLean, Joseph MacGillivray and Elwood Cleary.

Born September 9, 1940, in Halifax, he was a son of the late William Harvey Fraser and Jean E. (Fuller) Fraser.  The family moved to Purlbrook, Antigonish County in 1944.  He attended the West River Consolidated School. He worked in construction in Antigonish for many years.

He is survived by two brothers, Donald, Dartmouth; Alfred (Janette), Sudbury, Ontario; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by six brothers Roy, Gerald, Lawrence, Douglas, James, William; sister, Maurietus, in infancy.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Anna Maria Gallivan

Funeral service for the late Anna Maria Gallivan, 80, Whitney Pier, Cape Breton, was held December 27, in Holy Redeemer Church, with Father Paul Murphy officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Mrs. Gallivan died Dec. 22, 2016, in the Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Oedelem, Belgium, she was the daughter of the late Jules and Leonie Franssens. She came to Canada in 1957 to visit her sister, Frieda, and subsequently met the love of her life, Austin ‘Bud’ Gallivan and lived happily thereafter in Whitney Pier. She was a devoted member of Holy Redeemer Parish. She was a homemaker all her life and took great pride in it. She also worked outside the home at Mark’s & Spencer and had fond memories of her time there, keeping her close, in some ways, to her beloved homeland. She spent endless summers camping in the Cape Breton Highlands with her family and had a close circle of neighbours she was happy to call her friends. A more devoted and capable wife, mother, and grandmother could not be found. Her patience, laughter and welcoming nature would warm any one of us.

She is survived by her three sons, Glenn (Cheryl) Gallivan, Antigonish; Kelly, Tim (Michelle), both of Sydney; five grandchildren, Emma, Jane, Kate, Jack, Ryan; sister, Georgette, Belgium; three sisters-in-law, Denise, Belgium; Rena, Belgium; Mary, Sydney; niece, Janet Head, Sydney; special nephew, Gary Gallivan, Sydney; many other nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Austin ‘Bud’; infant son, Thomas; three sisters, Frieda, Margaret, Gabriel; four brothers, Jerome, Robert, Pierre and George.

Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Online condolences: www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email [email protected]

M. Cecilia MacIsaac

Funeral service for the late Margaret ‘Cecilia’ Bruce MacIsaac, 88, Antigonish, was   held December 28 in St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, St. Andrews, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by homilist Father J.J. MacDonald .

Mrs. MacIsaac died December 20, 2016, in the Halifax Infirmary.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Sarah Chan, Heather Smith and Angus Smith. Music was provided by James MacPherson.

Pallbearers were Corey, Darrell, Caileigh and Erin MacIsaac, Heather Smith and Matthew Case. 

She was a foster daughter of the late Gabriel and Isobella Chisholm, South Side Harbour and  Sylvan Valley Road, Antigonish. She graduated from Teachers College and taught for 28 years in Antigonish and Guysborough counties.  She was a founding member of Queen of Peace Franciscans Third Order.  

She is survived by three sons, Michael (Clarita) Edmonton, Alberta; Carmen, Onoway, Alta.; Brian (Christine) Uxbridge, Ontario;  three daughters, Mary (John Chan) Halifax; Patricia (Lyle Smith) Antigonish; Marie (Wilfred Wier) Halifax;  10 grandchildren, Darrell and Cory MacIsaac, Jordan and Jared MacIsaac, Sarah Chan, Heather, Angus and Alvin Smith, Caileigh and Erin MacIsaac;  four great-grandchildren, Isabella, Kius, Charlee, Myra.

She was predeceased by her husband, Angus; two sons, Peter Brian, Wayne; granddaughter, Sonya.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Andrew’s Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Christena MacDonald

Funeral service for the late Christena Elsie MacDonald, 93, formerly of Loch Katrine, Antigonish County, was held December 27 in King’s United Church, with Reverend Meredith Marple officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Mrs. MacDonald died December 19, 2016, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.

Eulogist at the funeral service was Delores MacDonald. Music was provided by Don MacMillan.               

Born in Loch Katrine, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Janetta (Stewart) MacIntosh. Following high school graduation in Loch Katrine, she moved to Cape Breton and worked at the Eaton’s store in New Waterford. She married Gordon MacDonald and moved to New Victoria, where they raised three children. She was an intelligent and artistic woman, who excelled at any task. Above all, she was a loving and caring individual, who cherished her family and her many friends. As a member of the King’s United UCW, she was able to share her kindness with others.

She is survived by two sons, Stuart, St. Catharine’s, Ontario; Kevin (Dolores), Loch Katrine; daughter, Marilyn Matheson, Markham, Ont., nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; two brothers: Stewart and Leslie MacIntosh; sister, Jean MacDonald; daughter-in-law, Mary MacDonald; son-in-law, Russell Matheson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association of Canada or the Kings United Church Cemetery Association.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

 

Rev. Kevin W. Hendsbee

Funeral service for the late Reverend Kevin Wayne Hendsbee, 52, was held December 27 in Antigonish Baptist Church, with Reverend Warren Jones officiating. Burial was in Bayview Cemetery, Half Island Cove, Guysborough.

Rev. Hendsbee died December 21, 2016.

Readers at the funeral service were Caleb Hendsbee, eulogist Lee Hendsbee and testimonies by Kevin Scott. Music was provided by Pastor Warren Jones, Bob Jones and Adam Burbidge.

Pallbearers were Caleb Hendsbee, Joshua Hendsbee, Andrew Hendsbee, Kevin Scott, Roy Eary and Gary Falt.

Born in 1964 in Canso, Guysborough County, he was a son of Wayne and Marion Hendsbee. A graduate of Kingston Bible College, NS, he was ordained into the ministry in 1987. His ministry over the last 30 years included church planting and pastoring in many different ministries across the Maritimes and Ontario. He and his wife began as missionaries/church planters in Triton, Newfoundland, where they grew to love the people there as their own family. From there he helped to strengthen churches in Saint John, New Brunswick; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Halifax and area. A big move of faith was made to begin pastoring Goulais River Baptist Church in Northern Ontario. Several years were spent in southern Ontario helping out where he could in small, struggling churches. The Lord directed him back to the Annapolis Valley, really where he began, to pastor in Greenwood/Kingston. He was the current pastor of Antigonish Baptist Church for the past six years. He was an integral part of Grace Baptist Church, Sunnyville, in keeping its doors open and taught at the weekly Bible study. He also helped and encouraged other churches in the Maritimes. It was evident in his life that he truly had a ‘pastor’s heart’ and love for people. He will be remembered as a faithful pastor, loving husband and father and a trusted friend to many.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dianne (Eary) Hendsbee; three sons, Caleb, Halifax; Joshua, Greenwood; Andrew, Antigonish; daughter, Emily Joy, Antigonish; two grandsons, Lucas Lupton, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; Titus Hendsbee, Halifax; sister, Sheila (Kevin) Scott, Windsor, Ontario; brother, Lee (Annette) Hendsbee, Greer, South Carolina;

He was predeceased by sister, Charlene Hendsbee.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hendsbee family c/o C.L. Curry Funeral Home.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

 

Clifford N. Mattie

Funeral service for the late Clifford Norman Mattie, 96, Summerside Road, Antigonish County, was held December 22 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring.

Mr. Mattie died December 19, 2016 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Sarah Sherrard, Judith Mattie and Cathy Berkvens. Altar servers were Joe Deyoung, Francis Delorey and Donald Pitts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace, John Rennie and Robert Rennie.

Active pallbearers were Mile Mattie, Jordan Mattie, Joshua Mattie, Joe Boyle, Mike Boyle and Lester Hawes.

Honorary pallbearers were Carrol Benoit, John Sherrard and Wayne Mattie.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Arthur Norman and Mary Jane (DeWolfe) Mattie. He was a carpenter by trade, having worked in construction for many years. He also was employed at the fish plant in Mulgrave and the heavy water plant in Port Hawksbury, where he made many friends among his co-workers. He was a talented fiddler, starting when he was nine years old. He was a frequent guest on CJFX music programs and for a number of years, he and his brothers, Arthur, Eugene, Clarence and Mike, played throughout Antigonish and Guysborough. He was a champion fiddler, winning many competitions at home, nationally and in the United States.

He is survived by four sons, Lloyd (Margie), Mattie Settlement; John, Summerside Rd.; Charles (Joanne), Summerside Rd.; Norman, Mattie Settlement; six grandchildren, Mike, Crystal, Sarah, Jordan, Jessica, Joshua; six great-grandchildren, Morgan, Ethan, William, Ryan, Charly, Etta; two brothers, Mike (Gisèle), Welland, Ontario; Harold, Halifax; sister, Rose Marie Boyle, Antigonish.

He was predeceased by his wife, Annie (Myette); adopted son, Sammy; five sisters, Lena May, Lucy, Mary Josephine, Hilda, Theresa; four brothers, Leonard, Arthur, Eugene, Clarence.

Memorial donations may be made to the Antigonish and Area Home Makers or the Canadian Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

John ‘Francis’ Brophy

Funeral service for the late John ‘Francis’ Brophy, 82, Mulgrave, was held December 21 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic

Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Brophy died December 16, 2016, in St Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born April 30, 1934, he was the son of the late John P. and Ella Mae (Jellow) Brophy. In his early years, he completed training and qualified as a trained militiaman (armour, artillery and infantry). He then worked for many years for Acadia Fisheries in Mulgrave. He continued to work for the fisheries in Halifax, after the loss of the plant in Mulgrave. He also worked for the Town of Mulgrave for several years. In his later years, he spent most of his time cutting wood, both for income and his own use. His greatest enjoyment came from his years of volunteering for the ceilidhs, especially those at the Creamery. He was honoured by the volunteer award bestowed upon him by the Creamery organization for his volunteer efforts. He took great pleasure in fiddle music and was always quick with high praise for the weekly performers, from near and far. He also enjoyed going to bingo. He cared a great deal for animals. He was known to rescue animals in need.

He is survived by three sisters, Jean MacKinnon, Anne (Donald Williams), Mary (Joe Miles), all of Mulgrave; two brothers, James (Theresa), Vincent (Brenda), Mulgrave; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brother-in-law, Michael MacKinnon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place, the cemetery fund, or a charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Timothy Malcolm Brown

Funeral service for the late Timothy Malcolm Brown, 58, Elmsdale, was held December 19 in C.L. Curry Funeral Home with

Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Mr. Brown died December 13, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.

Readers at the funeral service were Kate Teed, Kate Georgallas and George Brown. Remembrance

was given by Carol Teed and Kate Georgallas. Organist was George Brown.

Born October 31, 1958, in Sackville, New Brunswick, he was a son of Carl and Margaret (MacGregor) Brown, Antigonish. He

grew up in Riverview, New Brunswick, moved to Ottawa, then settled in Elmsdale. He was an avid sport enthusiast, and a particular fan of all Mountie teams at Mount Allison University, his alma mater. He enjoyed sailing and spent much of his summers on the Bras d’or Lake, sailing with his father. A graduate of the Masters of Library Science program at Dalhousie University, he worked as a librarian for many years at Hants East Rural High. He enjoyed teaching his nieces and nephews to sail and sharing his love of reading. His most recent travels took him to Denmark to meet his new grand nephews.

Besides his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Anne (Jens) Schmidt, Haderslev, Denmark; Kate (Alex) Georgallas, Antigonish; Carol (Dennis) Teed, Ontario; brother, George (Karin) Brown, Germany; 10 nephews and nieces, Christian, Ian, Sigrid, Virginia, Madeleine, Josie, David, Kate, Desmond, Franziska.

He was predeceased by nephew, William.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Alternately donations can be made on line to “Me to We” at https://www.we.org/ . To direct these funds to Hants East Rural High School’s Me School Fund, make the donations in memory of Timothy Brown.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Bernard Tramble

Funeral service for the late Bernard Tramble, 91, Antigonish, was held December 19 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald

MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Tramble died December 14, 2016, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Lynn Tramble, Debbie Knifton and Angie Tramble. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.

Pallbearers were Bill Grover, Ray MacEachern, Michael Kennedy, Paul Standen, Max Knifton and Hunter Knifton.

He was a son of the late Walter and Annie Tramble, Tracadie, Antigonish County. He had a great passion for cribbage and bowling and was an active member of Club 60. He worked at Antigonish Wholesalers for 25 years. He enjoyed reading, long walks, the outdoors, as well as watching baseball and hockey. Some of his favourite moments were spent eating lobster with his children and grandchildren. He loved to laugh and reminisce about old times.

He is survived by daughter, Debbie (Paul); two sons, Reg (Angie), Walter (Lynn); six grandchildren, Hunter, Max, Simone, Victoria, Colton, Brooklyn; brother, Purcell; two sisters, Barb, Sister Claire; Penny (Bill), who he was married to for many years; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by daughter, Mary; three brothers, James, Leo, Hubert; two sisters, Alice, Rita.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

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Richard Anthony Derby

Funeral service for the late Richard Anthony Derby, 81, Greenhill Drive, Antigonish, was held December 16 in St. Columba

Church, Lakevale, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Derby died December 5, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Gordon and Dorothy (Cummings) Derby. He served in the military

in the US. He moved to Antigonish in 1976 and worked various jobs in the community.

He is survived by his wife, Blenda (MacGillivray); daughter, Dianne, Boston.

He was predeceased by son, Richard.

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