Sunday, Jan 25th, 2015

Obituaries

Ferguson, Mary Patricia ‘Pat’

Funeral service for the late Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Ferguson, 87, Braemore Avenue, Antigonish, was held January 16 in St. Ninian’s Cathedral with Father John Barry officiating. Burial will be in St. Ninian’s Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Ferguson died January 12, 2015.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Janice Ferguson, Corrine Mischiek and Sharon MacDonald. Elsa Hodder, Hayley Gavin, Melissa Hodder and Shannon Ferguson presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Andrew Murray, Bob Murray and Tyrus Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Kyle Hodder, Garett Hodder, Ashley Ferguson, Catie Gavin, Jonathan Ferguson and Tyler Gavin.
Honorary pallbearers were former colleagues of Mrs. Ferguson.
Born in 1927, in Dominion, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Michael Daniel and Elizabeth (McNeil) Dunn. She graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1948 and began her nursing career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Inverness where she met and married Roderick Ferguson. In 1967, she and her husband moved to Antigonish where she then accepted a nursing position at St. Martha’s Hospital, spending 25 years caring for newborn babies in the nursery. She was a member of the Inverness Catholic Women’s League and later St. Ninian CWL and Club 60.
She is survived by three daughters, Beth (Don Hodder), Cathy (Paul Gavin) St. Andrews, Antigonish County; Trisha (Charles Conrad), Halifax; three sons, Gerard (Joan), Mabou; John (Cathy), Allan, Antigonish; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four brothers, Francis, Joseph, New Brunswick; Gerard, Cold Lake, Alberta; Tony, Dominion, Cape Breton.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Roderick; daughter, Mary Patricia, in infancy; two sisters, Tillie (Omar Dauphine), Margaret Molesky; brother, Michael.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Taylor, Theresa Lillian

Funeral service for the late Theresa Lillian Taylor, 85, Monastery, was held January 14 in St. Matthew’s United Church, Bayfield, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Music was provided by Cindy and Kim Malcolm.
Mrs. Taylor died January 11, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born October 16, 1929, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Walter Pettipas and Mabel (MacKenzie) Pettipas. She lived in Afton for many years and recently moved to Monastery. She enjoyed country music as well as her dog, Molly.
She is survived by three sons, David (Rita), Dagger Woods Road; George (Belinda), Truro; Merton (Pam), Monastery; two daughters, Bernice, Glen Road; Hazel (Lindsey), Port Bickerton; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Frank (Penny), New Glasgow; two sisters, Hilda, New Minas; Isabel, Ontario; special niece, Shirley (Raymond), New Glasgow.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin St. Claire Taylor.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Brophy, Anne ‘Shirley’

Funeral service for the late Anne ‘Shirley’ Brophy, Mulgrave, was held January 15 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Brophy died January 11, 2015, at home.
Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Bertram and Christina (Guthro) Woodman. She was a retired long-time employee of the Skye Motel and the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union. She was an avid member of St. Lawrence Parish, Mulgrave. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and was a hockey and baseball fan.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ralston; two daughters, Carol Anne (Robin) MacKinnon, Georgetown, Ontario; Sheila, Mulgrave; two sons, Billy Joe (Judy), Mulgrave; Douglas, Cole Harbour; 11 grandchildren, Melissa, Natalie, Winston, Miranda, Jacqueline, Nicole, Ashley, Nicholas, Adam, Noah, Logan; six great-grandchildren, Luke, Connor, Ava, Vada, Kennedy, Kayden; two brothers, Edward Woodman, Mulgrave; Francis Woodman, Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Margaret (Jack) Bradbury, Jessie (Pete) MacDonald, Philamena; brother, Bertram; two sisters-in-law, Delores Woodman, Elsie Woodman.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Hiltz, William ‘Billie’ Stanley

Interment of the late William ‘Billie’ Stanley Hiltz, 76, Port Bickerton, Guysborough County, will take place at a later date.
Mr. Hiltz died January 11, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Port Bickerton, he was a son of the late Kerwin and Blanche (Corkum) Hiltz. He enjoyed his retirement, spending time with family and friends at home and the cottage.
He is survived by his wife, Lorna (Laing); two daughters, Jacqueline (Clarence) Dort, South Lochaber; Ellen (James) Harpell, Harpellville; four grandchildren, James (Justine) Harpell, Stellarton; Robert Dort, St. Catharines, Ontario; Melissa (Ryan) Dort, New Glasgow; Luke (Melissa) Harpell, Fort McMurray, Alberta; four great-grandchildren, William, James and Spencer Harpell, Kory Boyle; three brothers, Anthony (Chris), Eddie (Rosemary), Steven (Sharron); sister, Hilda Sangster; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Harley; sister, Teresa Laing.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Sangster, Allan Wilson

Funeral service for the late Allan Wilson Sangster, 72, New Harbour, Guysborough County, was held January 14 in New Harbour United Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Morley Shaw officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Sangster died January 10, 2015, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
He was a son of the late Andrew and Myrtle (Crooks) Sangster. He worked in the automotive industry in Halifax, delivered milk and drove trucks before moving home to New Harbour in 1969, where he fished, then worked at the National Sea Fish Plant, Canso, until his retirement in 1992.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Luddington); son, David (Della), Truro; two daughters, Catherine Browne, Parry Sound, Ontario; Karen (John) McCarthy, Pictou; six grandchildren, April (Patrick Hinchey) Manthorne, Amy Manthorne, Hughie (Alison) Manthorne, Kyla (Stephen) Savary, Evan (Heather) Browne, Candice Browne; four great-grandchildren, Leah Hinchey, Mia Browne, Kade Savary, Oliver Manthorne; seven brothers, Lynn (Debbie), Marysville, New Brunswick; Boyd (Susan), Fredericton, N.B.; Terry (Pauline), Lower Sackville; Delbert, Hatchett Lake; Elwyn (Leona), Coddles Harbour; Bennett (Diane), Torbay; Danny (Lori), New Harbour; eight sisters, Glenda Darlene Sangster, New Glasgow; Gwendolyn (Tony) Hudson, Porters Lake; Ruth (Carmen) Nickerson, New Harbour; Gloria Harpell, New Brunswick; Joyce (Randy) Pirie, New Brunswick; Annie (Hubert) Ehler, Larry’s River; Edna (John) Simms, New Harbour; Vonnie (David) Pirie, Coddles Harbour; many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Milner, Alice Cecile

Funeral service for the late Alice Cecile Milner, 70, Antigonish, was held January 12 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Ms. Milner died January 6, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Kyle MacIsaac, Lorne MacIsaac and Angus MacIsaac. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert and Flora Russell.
Born July 15, 1944, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Marie (MacKinnon) Milner. She graduated from Mount St. Bernard College. She worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Antigonish for many years and later at the Co-operators. She contracted multiple sclerosis shortly after retirement and endured much illness.
She is survived by her son, Chad (Sherri) MacDonald, Antigonish; daughter, Dawn (Dwayne) George, Antigonish; four grandchildren, Madison, Dawson, Dale, Krista; two sisters, Mary Ann (Angus) MacIsaac, Antigonish; Donna (Lawrence) Duggan, Lismore.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Roberta Gallagher, Margie Boyle; aunt, Mae Forbes.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Boudreau, Minnie Mary

A celebration of life for the late Minnie Mary Boudreau, 64, Smith’s Cove, formerly of Antigonish, was held January 15 in Smith’s Cove United Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Cress officiating.
Mrs. Boudreau died January 11, 2015, in Digby General Hospital.
Born in Weymouth, she was a daughter of the late David Russell and Clara Mildred (Sabean) Brittain. She obtained her GED and worked at the Children’s Training Centre. She moved to Halifax where she met her husband, then settled in Little Dover, Guysborough County. After her husband’s death, she moved to Antigonish and resided in Highland Crest Home, where she lived close to her youngest daughter. Before her death, she resided with her eldest daughter in Smith’s Cove. She was a member of the United Baptist Church choir and taught Sunday school. She administered various fundraisers to support the IWK, sick children and animal shelters. She enjoyed bingo and knitting.
She is survived by two daughters, Heidi (Doug Bertram) Robbins, Smith’s Cove; Jodi (Glen Pearson) Robbins, Antigonish; three sons, Keith (Vickey) Robbins, Smith’s Cove; Troy Robbins, Edmonton; Jamie (Karina) Robbins, Wolfville; nine grandchildren, Kyle, Brandy, Ashley, Adrian, Emma, Cole, Patricia, Ellis, Jacob; five sisters, Julia (Rod Ferguson) Brittain; Judy Koven; Ida Brittain; Thelma Hill; Nellie (David) Russell; three brothers, Walter (Gloria), Harry (Nicole), Elijah(Gladys); 15 nieces and nephews, Loretta, Joanne, Tiffany, Sarah, Rebecca, Richard, Shalane, Owen, Anthony, Christopher, Brenda, Spencer, Tyler, Shawn, Wendell; special friends, Alison and Cindy.
She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm ‘Mike’ Boudreau; brother, Richard.
Online condolences: www.jaynesfuneralhome.com

DeCoste, Roger John

Funeral service for the late Roger John DeCoste, 63, Taylor’s Road, Antigonish County, formerly of Tracadie and Havre Boucher, was held January 14 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mr. DeCoste died January 10, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Kelly DeCoste, Chataunna DeLorey and Rodney DeCoste. Luc, Joshua and Ben DeCoste presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace and fiddler Natalie DeCoste.
Born May 5, 1951, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Henry and Mary Catherine (DeCoste) DeCoste. He was employed with DeCoste Interiors in Antigonish as an installer. Previous, he was employed by Breton Industrial Marine for 13 years.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen (Bain); son, Shane (Denyse), Taylor’s Road; three grandsons, Luc, Josh, Ben; eight brothers, Don (Kaye), Berkley (Elizabeth), both of Frankville; Ronnie (Martina), Country Harbour; Colin (Angela), Frankville; Dale (Patricia) Edmonton; Brian, Antigonish; Glen (Laurene) William’s Point; Paul (Connie), Havre Boucher; five sisters, Carol Sweeny, South River; Sharon (James) Delorey, Tracadie; Beverly (Martin) Stewart, Havre Boucher; Janet (Mike) Conley, Drumheller, Alberta; Shirley (Ernie) DeCoste, Linwood.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Ignatius and Xavier.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Lake, Darrell James

Funeral service for the late Darrell James Lake, 45, Fraser’s Mills, Antigonish County, was held January 16 in Kings United Church, Loch Katrine, with Reverend Meredith Marple officiating. Burial will be in Cummings Cemetery, Upper South River, at a later date.
Mr. Lake died January 13, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Words of remembrance were given by Thelma Sutherland Briand. Music was provided by organist Don MacMillan.
Born December 11, 1969, in Antigonish, he was a son of Sydney and Evelyn Lake. As a young man, he moved to Parrsboro to work as a welder at Parrsboro Metal Fabrication. He bought a team of Clydesdale horses and hauled wood in his spare time. He followed his best friend Rollie MacHattie into truck driving. A car accident years later, left him a quadriplegic. He raised Bernese Mountain dogs.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two sons, Cody (Rebekah), Melbourne, Australia; Brody (Samantha), Moncton, New Brunswick; three brothers, Robert, Saskatchewan; Doug (Gladys), Newfoundland; Stephen (Candace), Alberta; two sisters, Donna (Kevin) DeWolfe, Brenda (Darryl) Green, both of Antigonish County; caregiver, Lucia BaA; best friends, Rollie and Joey MacHattie, Russell and Marjorie MacHattie and family, with whom Darrell spent much of his teen years; many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Henderson, Ronald Glenn

Ronald Glenn Henderson, 86, Dartmouth, died January 7, 2015, in Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Drum Head, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late James and Nora (Hodgson) Henderson. He was a merchant marine. He enjoyed playing crib at the Somme Branch Legion.
He is survived by two daughters, Brenda, Cynthia; two sons, Bayne, Carmen.
He was predeceased by son, Ronald; brother, Reginald; friend, Shirley.

MacInnis, Jo-Ann M.

Jo-Ann M. MacInnis (Greene) formerly of Sharon, MA, of Nottingham, N.H., passed away January 12th at the Merrimack Valley Hospice surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Somerville, MA she graduated from Somerville High School and Bunker Hill Community College. She was the secretary for the Nottingham, NH Planning Board and previously was the secretary for the Canton, MA Planning Board and Sharon, MA Planning Board and Selectman. Jo-Ann loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed many trips to Nova Scotia and Scotland. Beloved wife of Norman D. Mother of Robert M. Giudicianni and his wife Danielle of Mansfield, MA. Stepmother of John N. MacInnis and his wife Stephanie of Deerfield, NH, Craig M. MacInnis and his wife Jennifer of Mansfield, MA and Dawn M. Slade and her husband David of Holliston. Sister of James Greene of Greenfield, MA. and Pamela Cole of Malden, MA. Also survived by 7 grandchildren. Relatives and friends were invited to attend a Celebration of Her Life at the Unitarian Church of Sharon 4 North Main St. Sharon January 17. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Nottingham Community Church 108 Church St. Nottingham, NH 03290. For guestbook see www.dockrayandthomasfuneralhome.com

MacDonald, Gerald David ‘Mutt’

Funeral service for the late Gerald David ‘Mutt’ MacDonald, 66, Thorburn, was held January 19 in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Thorburn with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Born September 18, 1947 in New Glasgow, he was a son of Anna (Ryan) MacDonald, Thorburn, and the late John MacDonald. He operated a well drilling business from his home in Thorburn for 38 years. He was an active member of the Nova Scotia Ground Water Association.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ann (Morton) MacDonald; son, Darrell (Audrey); two grandsons, Branden and Aaren MacDonald; three brothers, Michael (Judy), Vancouver; Damian, Thorburn; Gregory (Margie) Plymouth; sister, Ellen (Bob) Peters, Lismore; brother-in-law, Jackie (Ann) Morton, Ontario; sister-in-law, Brenda (Gerard) Currie, Trenton; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sons, Mark, in infancy; Paul.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com

Blackburn, Robert Stephen

Funeral service for the late Robert Stephen ‘Flash’ Blackburn, 54, Canso, Guysborough County, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Blackburn died January 6, 2015, at home.
Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he was a son of the late James and Wilda (Nicolle) Blackburn. He was a member of Star of the Sea parish and Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 46, Canso. He was a fisherman most of his life in the Canso area.
He is survived by his daughter, Nadine (Ryan), Bedford; partner, Marlene; two brothers, Mark, Toronto; Mike (Michelle), Sault Ste. Marie; two sisters, Denise, (Bill), Dartmouth; Tammy, Sault Ste. Marie; mother-in-law, Tutty, Canso; stepmother, Val Blackburn, Sault Ste. Marie; uncle, Clayton (Nicolle), Hamilton; aunt, Lorraine Henry, Mulgrave; two nieces, Morgan, Logan;two nephews, Dylan, Tyler, all of Sault Ste. Marie.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Sampson, Thomas Vincent

Thomas Vincent Sampson, 98, Cove Guest Home, Sydney, formerly of Havelock Street, died January 13, 2015.
He is survived by daughter, Anne (John) MacLean, Antigonish; three sons, Tom (Carol), Ingonish; Charles (Sally), Sydney Forks; Joseph (Deborah), Sydney; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; stepbrother, Fred Mombourquette, New Glasgow; numerous nieces and nephews.
Born on September 29, 1916, in Lower L’Ardoise, he was a son of the late Edmund and Sophie (Martell) Sampson.
He was predeceased by his wife of 76 years, Bessie (Briand); daughter, Mary Elizabeth Campbell; four brothers, John, Simon, Cornelius, Albert; three sisters, Mary Sabine Evong, Margaret Evong, Mary Alice Darveau.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com

Ryan, Dolanna ‘Dollie’ (MacLeod)

Dolanna ‘Dollie’ (MacLeod) Ryan, 86, Baddeck, died January 9, 2015.
She is survived by six sons, Francis (Elizabeth) North River Bridge; Donald (Miriam), Keith (Mary), John, Walter (Georgina), all of Baddeck; Robert (Florence) Hunter’s Mountain; twp daughters, Eileen (Colin), Baddeck; Florence, Antigonish; 11 grandchildren, Daniel, Seamus, Donald, Dennis, Robbie, Kelsey, Brennan, Zackery, Shauna, Hanah, Ryan; great-grandson, R.J.; special niece, Sister Anne Malcom, Rogersville, New Brunswick; special family friend, Carmen DeGruchy, Antigonish; two sisters, Joan Chapman, Oakville, Ontario; Mary Campbell, Baddeck.
Born December 31, 1928, in the Quarry at St. Ann’s, Victoria County, she was a daughter of the late Dan Alex MacLeod and Annie (MacAskill) MacLeod, MacLennan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; two brothers, Donald, Alexander; two sisters, Rachel Jane MacLeod, Ruby MacLennan; sister-in-law, Kay MacLeod; two brothers-in-law, Harold Campbell, Bob Chapman; stepfather, James F. MacLennan.

Burke, Lester Leon

Funeral service for the late Lester Leon Burke, 96, Cross Roads Country Harbour, Guysborough County, was held January 10 in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour with Reverend Meredith Marple officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
Mr. Burke died January 1, 2015, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
He was a son of the late Edward ‘Ralph’ and Mary (Gillie) Burke. He was a proud member of Pictou Highlanders, serving as a supply clerk in Halifax during the Second World War. After the war, he returned home to Drumhead, working as a fisherman and lumberman alongside his brothers. He was a delivery driver for Eastern Dairy Foods, Antigonish, until his retirement.
He is survived by son, Lester, Shad Bay; nine grandchildren, Anita (Mike) Ross, Michelle Burke, Lester Burke, Janis Burke, Christopher MacLeod, Jason MacLeod, Cheryl (Philip King), James Burke, Andrew Buffett; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Nita Munro; son-in-law, Lloyd MacLeod; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Irene (Smith); daughter, Nancy; two sisters, Florence Hayes, Vida Giffin; three brothers, Kenneth, Roland, and Bert, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Campbell, Florence Katherine

Funeral service for the late Florence Katherine Campbell, 94, Boylston, Guysborough County, was held January 8 in Boylston United Church with Reverend David and Betty Wheeler officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery, Boylston.
Mrs. Campbell died January 5, 2015, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
Born in Manchester, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late Harding and Carrie Annie (Myers) Hull. She was a member of the former Boylston United Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She volunteered at the Manchester Fire Department in Boylston. She worked in the U.S.A., returning home when she was 42 years old. She received 14 medals playing Scrabble every year at the Older Adult Games.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hamilton Campbell; three sisters, Dorothy Simpson, Mae Hayden, Lottie Imlay; brother, John Hull.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Vincent, Eugene ‘Jess’

Funeral service for the late Eugene ‘Jess’ Vincent, 89, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, was held January 7 in C.L. Curry Funeral Home with Deacon Art Riley officiating. Music was provided by Ty Wallace.
Mr. Vincent died January 3, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Jesse Vincent and Beatrice (Powers) Vincent. He was a member of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in the Second World War. He worked at many jobs throughout his lifetime, including in the nickel mines in Sudbury, Ontario, and as a security guard, janitor and taxi driver in Antigonish. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, fishing, playing guitar and singing, and was a talented woodworker.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his son, Jeffrey, Estevan, Saskatchewan; daughter, Tanya Vincent (Lawrence Skinner), Antigonish; four grandchildren, Stacey, Ottawa, Ont.; Stephen, Jarrett, Lauryn, all of Antigonish; daughter-in-law, Dianna DeCoste, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews
He was predeceased by his wife, Rosalie; son, Mark; daughter, Catherine; two brothers, Austin, Dave; two sisters, Verna Baisley, Fay Gallant.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Chisholm, Ruth Marie

A memorial service for the late Ruth Marie Chisholm, 88, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, formerly of Antigonish, will be held March 29 in Cornwall-on-Hudson.
Miss Chisholm died December 21, 2014, at the Valley View Center for Nursing Care, Goshen, N.Y.
Born May 17, 1926, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Sarah (MacEachern) Chisholm. She graduated from MSB, St. Martha’s School of Nursing, in 1948 and earned her BSc. from St. F.X in 1949. She joined the Grail Movement and left for Africa with them where she worked until 1979. She did nursing work in hospital in Kampala, Uganda.
She is survived by six sisters, Sister Isabel, CND, Sydney; Sr. Jean, CSM, Sr. Mary, CSM, Ann, all of Antigonish; Frances (Frank) McCarthy, Lynnfield, Massachusetts; Mora (Bruce) LePage, Lewiston, Maine; two brothers, Leo (Kay), Antigonish; Drew (Pam), Ladysmith, British Columbia; sister-in-law, Blanche, Ben Eoin; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sister, Elizabeth; three brothers, John, Lauchie, Joe.

McKinnon, Mary Elizabeth ‘Mae’

Funeral service for the late Mary Elizabeth ‘Mae’ McKinnon, 86, Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, was held January 5 in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Havre Boucher.
Mrs. McKinnon died December 30, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Pauline Delorey, Ann Marie MacDonald and Samantha Peters. Music was provided by Ann Marie Long and John Bouchie.
Pallbearers were Jordan Warner, Dean Sampson, Clifford DeCoste, Gary Brow, Austin Warner and Peter Fougere.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Philomena (Guthro) Ryan. She enjoyed music.
She is survived by three daughters, Wanda (Gary) Warner, Havre Boucher; Sharon (Michael) Porter, Harpelville; Diane (Hank) Schoeman, Ontario; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Leslie Ryan, Halifax; one niece.
She was predeceased by her husband, James; two sons, Frankie, Wayne; sister, Rita; brother, Bernie.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com