Sunday, Aug 28th, 2016

Obituaries

MacDonald, Georgina Marie

Georgina M. MacDonald

Funeral service for the late Georgina Marie MacDonald, 71, Inverness, was held August 15 in Stella Maris Parish Church, Inverness, with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. MacDonald died August 11, 2016, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 10, 1945, in Inverness, where she was a lifelong resident and member of the Stella Maris Parish. Always a hard worker, she cared for her family, both immediate and extended. She enjoyed good food and socializing with family and friends.

She is survived by four sisters, Kay MacIsaac, Lizzie (Ronald) MacDonnell, Mary MacPhee, Donelda (Richard) Gillis; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews; many beloved cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel H. MacDonald; seven siblings, John Joe MacIsaac, Annie Margaret MacLellan, Johnny (Bun) MacIsaac, Allan MacIsaac, John (Horn) MacIsaac, Mary Lizzie MacDonnell, Jim MacIsaac; brother-in-law, Alex MacPhee.

Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or a charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

McKeown, Joseph Thomas

Burial of the late Joseph Thomas ‘Tommy’ McKeown, 62, MacIntyre Lake, Inverness County, will be held at a later date.

Mr. McKeown died August 14, 2016, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.

Born in Toronto, he was a son of the late Francis William Richards and Margaret Alice McKeown.

He is survived by his daughter, Christena, Dundee; stepson, Michael Matthews, Dundee; three brothers, George Richards, Long Stretch Road; John Richards, Port Hawkesbury; Robert Richards, West Bay.

He was predeceased by his sister, in infancy.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Online condolence: www.haverstocks.com

Chisholm, Loranna

Funeral service for the late Loranna (Morris) Chisholm, 93, Port Hood, was held August 17 in St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, with Fathers Eugene and Angus Morris officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Chisholm died August 13, 2016, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.

Born April 19, 1923, in Colindale, she was the eldest daughter of Florence (MacDonald) and Patrick Morris. She taught elementary school in Nova Scotia and in Dearborn, Michigan. She was a member of the CWL in St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, for 48 years. She was a woman of great faith and a leader in faith groups. She enjoyed playing auction, especially when she was on the winning side.

She is survived by three brothers, Father Eugene Morris, Bishop Falls, Newfoundland; Father Angus Morris, Harbourview; Joseph Morris (Mary MacLellan), Port Hood; three sisters, Sister Catherine Morris, CND, Sydney; Sister Mary Morris, CND, Halifax; Teresa vanZutphen (John), Port Hood; five godchildren, Gerard Morris, Harvey vanZutphen, Roderick Morris, Stephen Beaton, Vera Cole.

She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Bill Chisholm; two brothers, Alexander, Hugh; two sisters-in-law, Catherine (Burke) Morris, Terry (English) Morris.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s parish or to a charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

Campbell, Alice Prisca

Funeral service for the late Alice Prisca ‘Kitten’ Campbell, 94, Port Hawkesbury, was held August 16 in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating.

Mrs. Campbell died August 12, 2016

Born May 8, 1922, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late John Patrick and Sarah Eleanor (MacDonald) McKenna. She worked from a young age in her father’s (McKenna’s) drug store in Antigonish. Her love of skating started in Antigonish on the Salt Ponds and she skated into her 80s as a member of the Port Hawkesbury Skating Club. She graduated as a pharmacy certified clerk from Dalhousie.  She married her husband in 1951, and, in 1959, they moved to Port Hawkesbury to open Campbell’s Pharmacy and raise their family.  She served her community with care and compassion over the years. She enjoyed visiting her family and friends, and spent many summers at their cottage in Irish Vale.

She is survived by four daughters, Carol O’Neil (Raymond), Calgary; Sara Campbell, Halifax; Therese Reynolds, Dartmouth; Joan Fortune (Gary), Cole Harbour; three sons, Peter (Donnecka), Port Hastings; John (Glenna), Kanata; Patrick (Kelly), Cole Harbour; son-in-law D.J. Campbell; 17 grandchildren, James, Erin (Donnie Luangamath) and Meghan O’Neil; Christopher Campbell; Joel, Ben (Whitney Roos) and Erica Reynolds; Liam and Alicia Campbell; Jessica, Catherine and Karen Campbell; Ryan, Matthew and Stewart Fortune; Daniel and Leah Campbell; brother and sister-in-law, Owen and Isabel McKenna, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Janet McKenna, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Donald; daughter, Mary; son-in-law, Elwood Reynolds; four brothers, Leo, Neil, John (Gish), Harold; five sisters, Mona Olsen, Nora Nunn, Eileen Andrews, Chrissie McKenna, Eleanor Toner.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Parker, Mary ‘Joanne’

A graveside service for the late Mary ‘Joanne’ Parker, 69, was held August 16 in Star of the Sea Parish Cemetery, Canso.

Mrs. Parker died August 11, 2016, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.

Born April 12, 1947, she was the only daughter of the late Camille and Louise (Guthro) LeBlanc. She enjoyed being with family and friends and would love to hear and tell a good joke. She worked at the fish plant in Canso for more than 25 years, where she met a lot of life-long friends.

She is survived by two sons, Chuck (Joan), Elmsdale; Mike (Tanya), Montague, Prince Edward Island; granddaughter, Kelsey, Langley, British Columbia; two brothers, Rene (Leona), Whitehead; Dave (Debbie), Ontario; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie; two granddaughters, Hope, Hailey; four brothers, Eloi, Aime, twin brothers, Donald and Joe.

Memorial donations may be made to the Milford Home for Special Care, Guysborough.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

 

Pringle, Donald C.

Funeral service for the late Donald C. Pringle, 71, Burlington, Ontario, will be held August 27 at 11 a.m., in Black River United Church, with Reverend Donna Lovelace officiating. Private family burial will be in MacKay Cemetery.

Mr. Pringle died August 14, 2016, at his cottage on the Bras d’Or Lake, Cape Breton.

Born October 28, 1944, in Riverport, he was a son of the late Will and Mary (MacIsaac) Pringle. He grew up in The Points, West Bay. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, singing, square dancing and sports. He had a 35-year career with the Royal Bank of Canada that began in St. Peter’s, NS, in 1964, and later took him to Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and Ontario, where he retired in 1999 from Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Special Loans Division.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joanne (Wambolt); three sons, Trevor (Lysa), Trent (Vandna), Travis (Adrienne), all of Ontario; five grandchildren, Emelia, Bailey, Lauren, Alec, Akshay, Krishan; five brothers, Ron, Al (Susan), both of The Points; David (Sharon), Newtown; Bill (Sheila), Halifax; Bruce (Jean), The Points; two sisters, Nadine (Brian) Fitzgerald, Kentville; Dawn (Bob) Ettinger, Milford; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his in-laws, Todd and Abbie Wambolt.

Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Palliative Care.

Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Benoit, Leo Robert

Funeral service for the late Leo Robert Benoit, 76, Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held August 13, in St. Croix Church, Pomquet, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Benoit died August 11, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Readers at the funeral Mass were granddaughters Nicole Benoit, Mallory Benoit and Sara Benoit. Grandsons Justin and Mark Benoit presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was niece Linda Benoit. Music was provided by Carmel MacPherson, the Pomquet choir and violinists Robert and John Rennie.

Urn bearers were sons Richard and Paul Beniot.

Born in Pomquet he was a son of the late Leo and Alice (DeYoung) Benoit. He worked at the Co-op Feed Store in Antigonish for 25 years. Upon retirement, he took care of his brother, Gerard. He enjoyed gardening and working in the woods preparing firewood.

He is survived by six children, Richard (Kim), New Brunswick; Eloi (Marie); Dean (Mena), Pomquet; Michael, Antigonish; Maurice (Rose), Ottawa; Paul, Alberta; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Martha MacLean, Sommerville, MA; Yvonne Doiron; Adele (Henry) Delorey, Pomquet; four brothers, Alfred (Adele), Pomquet; Charlie, Oakville, ON; Bernie, John (Betty), Pomquet; sister-in-law, Gladys, Antigonish; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by son, Bruce; two brothers, Louis, Gerard; two brothers-in-law, Stewart MacLean, Charlie Doiron; sister-in-law, Josephine.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.MacIsaac.com

Kiley, Dwight William

A celebration of life for the late Dwight William Kiley, 66, Canso, Guysborough County, formerly of Cache Creek, B.C., will take place at a later date.

Mr. Kiley died August 9, 2016, in the QEII Infirmary Site, Halifax.

Born in Canso, he was a son of the late William ‘Bill’ and Marjorie (Feltmate) Kiley, of Cache Creek and formerly of Hazel Hill. He was a kind and caring man, who always put his family first. He was a heavy duty mechanic or, as his boys describe him, a ‘Jack of all trades.’

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Kiley; four sons, Bradley, Jason (Lisa), Christopher (Jen), Brent (Jamie); eight grandchildren, Melodee, Blake, Danielle, Alexis, Brent, Kayden, Andrea, Heidi; three sisters, Jean (Gordon), Margie (Jim), Gloria (Wayne); brother, Jimmy (Sharon).

He was predeceased by his daughter, Melodee Rose; brother, Neil.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

 

Connolly, Theresa Mae

Funeral service for the late Theresa Mae (DeLorey) Connolly, 85, Linwood, Antigonish County, was held August 12 in St. Peter Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Connolly died August 10, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Kelvin Digout and Dorothy Ann DeLorey. Tara Vasil, Stacey Bowie and Francine DeLorey presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Francis DeLorey. Music was provided by Billy Digout and his daughter, Frances; Tracey Wallace.

Pallbearers were Aaron Vasil, Jason Green, Michael DeLorey, Daniel DeLorey, Danny Green and Brent DeLorey.

Born in Linwood, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Leo and Harriet (DeCoste) Pettipas. She lived her life as a homemaker and stay-at-home mother. She was an avid cook, baker, knitter, and seamstress for her family and the community. She was an avid bingo and card player. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and sharing stories over some tea and sweets. She will always be known for having a smile on her face and a having a huge heart. She was also a member of the Tracadonians Seniors Club.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by five children, Clara Green, John (Susan) DeLorey, Gerard (Darlene) DeLorey, Norma (Jackie Boudreau) Green, all of Linwood; Lynne (Bill) Vasil, Antigonish; son-in-law, Anthony Green, Linwood; three step-children, Miles (Liz) Connolly, Guysborough; Maurice (Elizabeth) Connolly, Patsy (Phil) Cormier, both of Halifax; 12 grandchildren, Rodney, Danny, Stacey, Francine, Gregory, Michael, Brent, Daniel, Craig, Jason, Tara, Aaron; five step-grandchildren: Randy, Craig, Suzanne, Christopher, PJ; six great-grandchildren, Kegan, Reef, Jager, Charlotte, Jack, Lochlan; godchild, Debbie DeCoste; many nieces & nephews

She was predeceased by her husbands, John Joseph DeLorey, Donald Connolly; three brothers, Marshall, Leonard, James (Curley); sister, Eva; son-in-law, Tom Green; stepson, Donald Connolly, Jr.

Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Foundation or to the St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Pellerin, Lorelei Mae

Funeral service for the late Lorelei Mae Pellerin, 53, Enfield, formerly of New Harbour, Guysborough County, was held August 13, in New Harbour United Baptist Church, with Reverend David Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

                Mrs. Pellerin died August 6, 2016.

                She was a daughter of Helen (Sangster) Nickerson and the late Arthur Nickerson. She worked as a personal care worker at St. Vincent Nursing Home, Halifax, for more than 30 years. She loved spending time with family and friends, crafting, flowers and gardening.

                Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Graham; two daughters, Katie Pellerin (Evan Marshall), Hubbards; Erin (Ben) Ryan, Elmsdale; two grandchildren, Madison and Benjamin Ryan; two sisters, Myrna (Hubert) Pettipas, Sandra (Edward) Mannette, all of Larry’s River; mother and father-in-law Charlie and Eileen Pellerin, Cole Harbour; sister-in-law, Charlene (Kenny) MacMillan, Fall River; six nieces and nephews, Artie, Angie, Wade, Adele, Arlene, Brian; many other family and friends. 

                Memorial donations may be made to Elmsdale United Baptist Church or New Harbour United Baptist Church.

                Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com.

Chisholm, Kenneth Gerard

Funeral service for the late Kenneth Gerard Chisholm, 63, North Sydney, formerly of Port Hawkesbury, was held August 9 in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

                Mr. Chisholm died August 2, 2016, at Northside General Hospital, North Sydney.

                Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rita (Armstrong) Chisholm. He was a graduate of Port Hawkesbury Vocational School, as a plumber/pipefitter. His greatest passions were playing cribbage and fishing.

                He is survived by his former wife, Donna Hart; daughter, Kara Chisholm; three sisters, Jane MacKinnon; Betty Anne MacVicar, Helen MacLean; three brothers, Jody (Lillian), Archie, Alan (Debbie); many nieces and nephews.

                He was predeceased by two sisters-in-law, Jean Chisholm, Sandra Chisholm; two brothers-in-law, Ian MacKinnon, Stirling MacVicar.

                Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury.

                Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Viscount, Bernard

Funeral service for the late Bernard Francis Viscount, Richmond Villa, 86, was held August 8 at St. John the Baptist Church, River Bourgeois.

                Mr. Viscount died August 4, 2016.

                Born September 13, 1929, in Marasheen Island, Newfoundland, his career varied; over the years, he was a wheelsman, pipefitter, store owner and handyman. Always happy to take your money at a card game, share a laugh or play a practical joke, the last several years he lived in the Richmond Villa, where he was resident council president and advocated for resident rights.

                He is survived by seven children, Cyril, Brian, Terry, Wanda, David, Shelley, Patricia; two brothers, Dominic, Edward; sister, Bridget.

                He is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Joan; five brothers, Edward Viscount, Pat Viscount, Pat Fitzgerald, Joseph Fitzgerald, Maurice Fitzgerald;  two sisters, Christine Fulford, Jenny Viscount.

                Memorial donations may be made to the Richmond Villa recreation department.

                Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca 

Nicholson, Gary John

Funeral service for the late Gary John Nicholson, 55, Whycocomagh, Inverness County, was held August 6, in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh, with Reverend Andrew MacDonald officiating. Burial was in Stewartdale Cemetery.

                Mr. Nicholson died August 2, 2016, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.

                Born March 2, 1961, in Baddeck, he was a son of the late Daniel and Katherine (MacLean) Nicholson. He was a well-known and skilled truck driver for many years. He enjoyed sports and outings on his side-by-side.

                He is survived by his partner, Holly Matthews, Whycocomagh; stepdaughter, Tracy (Nick) Davidson, New Glasgow; stepson, Derick Jollimore (Amie), Halifax; three grandchildren, Breagh Davidson, Josh Jollimore, Jaxon Jollimore; two sisters, Linda (Aulay) MacLean, Middle River; Debbie Nicholson, Sydney; two brothers, Dougie (Mora), Little Narrows; Myron (Marguerite), Bucklaw; niece, Connie; nephew, Jerry; seven nieces; seven nephews; several grandnieces and grandnephews.

                Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness County Palliative Care.

                Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

MacDougall, Alexander James

Funeral service for the late Alexander James ‘AJ’ MacDougall, 78, Judique, Inverness County, was held August 8, with Father Allan MacMillan officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

                Mr. MacDougall died August 4, 2016.

                Born January 22, 1938, in Judique, he was a son of the late John and Anna (MacIntyre) MacDougall. Having lost both parents at an early age, he lived with his grandmother and then with Roddie and Ellen Graham. After graduation, he moved to Halifax, where he worked for N.S. Power, and then became the assistant to the Honourable Bill MacEachern in the Nova Scotia Legislature. After moving back to Judique, he worked at the heavy water plant and then attended St. F.X. University. Shortly afterwards, he served Inverness County as councillor and warden for 16 years. A native Gaelic speaker, he spent many years promoting and teaching the language and mentoring many young people. Having served on several boards in Inverness County, as well as the Judique Fire Department, the Judique Community Centre, and the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, he was always willing to lend a hand.

                He is survived by brother, Ronnie Graham; sister, Sharon MacIssac; several nieces and nephews.

                He was predeceased by two sisters, Claudia Graham, Mary Cross; three brothers Gillis, Leslie, Jerry Graham.

                Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of St. Andrews Church in Judique.

Fougere, Joseph Leonard

Funeral service for the late Joseph Leonard Fougere, 89, Whitehead, Guysborough County, was held August 16 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Felix, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

                Mr. Fougere died August 8, 2016, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital. 

                Born in Port Felix, he was a son of the late James Emile and Mary Ellen Fougere. He was a gentle and quiet man, who had a great affinity for animals, especially his canine companion Beaver.  He enjoyed fishing and listening to ‘toe-tapping’ music. He often spoke of his adventures, while working on supply vessels that took him to remote areas of northern Canada.

                He is survived by three sisters, Pauline Munroe, Whitehead; Evelyn Bowser, Dartmouth; Donna Croucher, Halifax; many nieces and nephews.

                He was predeceased by two sisters, Deltina (George) Jones, Loretta (James) Bryon; two brothers, in infancy; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth Munroe, George Croucher, Kenneth Bowser;                               

                Online condolences:  www.gwgiffin.com

Baskin, Irene Elizabeth

Funeral service for the late Irene Elizabeth (Grant) Baskin, 76, Boylston, Guysborough County, was held August 9 in St. Ninian Cathedral, with Father John Barry officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

                Mrs. Baskin died August 3, 2016, in the Guysborough Memorial Hospital.

                Readers at the funeral Mass were Lori Young, Dr. Anita Foley and Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.

                Pallbearers were Merlin Andrews, José Cabral, Ira Corkum, Bruce Hadley, Wayne Simpson and Edmund Hadley.

                She was a daughter of the late John and Hilda (O’Connor) Grant, Lesterdale. At a young age, she trained as a nurse and her career spanned more than 40 years, four provinces and one territory. She loved her work, and her quick wit made long nightshifts more memorable.

                She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Kimberly Baskin, DDS, BSP (Dr. Jose Cabral, DDS), Bayfield, Ontario; Dr. Katarin MacLeod, PhD. [David MacLeod, M.A. (Ret.)]; two granddaughters, Alinta Izabelle MacLeod, Anya Irene MacLeod; best friend, Merlin Andrews.

                She was predeceased by her husband, Roy W. Baskin.

                Memorial donations may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital.

                On-line condolences: www.macisaac.ca

Coffin, Lynda ‘Maureen’

A celebration of life for the late Lynda ‘Maureen’ Coffin, 64, Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, was held August 14 at the Havre Boucher Community Centre.

                Mrs. Coffin died August 5, 2016.

                A daughter of the late  Audrey Tulloch and Harry Black, she was a skilled knitter, who could whip up a pair of mittens in no time; nearly as fast as she could devour a good book. When she didn’t have her hands wrapped in yarn, she was often found in the kitchen mixing up something delicious; and, in more recent years, passing on the secrets of her best baked goods and homemade pizza to her grandchildren. 

                She is survived by three daughters, Tiffany (Denivaldo), Audrey (Tom), Lori-Anne; three grandchildren, Ava, Ethan, Owen; four brothers, Roger, Harry (Stella), Paul (Ann), Gordon (Sandy); sister, Roberta; many nieces and nephews; father and mother-in-law, Vinnie and Dougie; five sisters-in-law; two best friends, Carolyn, Liz (Gigi).

                She was predeceased by her husband, David; son, David, in infancy.

                Memorial donations may be made to Cathy’s Place Cancer Resouce Room at Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

                Online condolences:  www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Forbes, Rosemary

Funeral service for the late Rosemary (Roache) Forbes, Birmingham, Alabama, will be held August 18 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish.

                Mrs. Forbes died May 26, 2016. 

                 She was a daughter of the late Mary and Wilfred ‘Kid’ Roache, Antigonish. Since leaving Antigonish, in 1971, she lived in Durham, Nova Scotia; Montreal, Quebec; Raleigh, North Carolina; Birmingham, Alabama. 

                She is survived by her son, Dr. Zachary Forbes, North Carolina; five siblings, Marilyn (Bernie Theriault), Ottawa; George (Marg Cousins), Ottawa; Annette (Mike Chisholm), Timberlea;  Wilfred, Burlington; Patricia (Joey MacDonald), Timberlea. 

                She was predeceased by her husband, David R. Forbes, New Glasgow.

                Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Canada.

MacDonald, Hugh Martin

Funeral service for the late Hugh Martin ‘H.M.’ MacDonald, Maryvale and Court Street, Antigonish, was held August 8 in St. Mary’s Church, Maryvale, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating, assisted by Father Angus MacGillivray, Father Gerard MacInnis and Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

                Mr. MacDonald died August 4, 2016, in Cobblestone of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.

                Readers at the funeral Mass were Joey Marouelli and Helen Mare Giffin, Danalyn Marouelli, Becky Jollymore and Wes Jollymore presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by St. Mary’s Choir and piper Rod MacDonald.

                Urn bearer was Dan ‘D.J.’ Marouelli Jr.

                Pallbearers were Hugh MacDonald, Rod MacDonald, Duncan MacIntosh, Dan MacDonald, Jim MacIntosh and Dan Marouelli.

                Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Hugh and Tess MacDonald. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1953, with a degree in education, and began his teaching career in Edmonton, Alberta, with the Edmonton Catholic School Board, where he continued to work until his retirement in 1987. Following his retirement, he moved back to Maryvale, in order to pursue many of his passions, especially hunting and fishing.

                He is survived by his wife of seven years, Maurina MacNeil MacDonald; seven children, Margaret Maley (David), Sharon Marouelli (Dan), Hugh MacDonald (Claudette), Rod MacDonald (Colleen), Darcy MacDonald, Danny MacDonald (Mary Anne), Mary MacDonald; 19 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three step-children, Michael Cameron, Patrice Couture, Johnna Cameron; brother, John MacDonald.

                He was predeceased by first wife, Kay MacPherson MacDonald; daughter, Heather MacDonald; three sisters, Helen MacIntosh, Bernie Strauss, Jean Cvetanovic.

                Memorial donations may be made to Cathy’s Place at St. Martha’s Hospital or St. Vincent de Paul Society.

                Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

McEachern, Allen Douglas

Funeral service for the late Allen Douglas ‘Doug’ McEachern, 48, St. Andrews, Antigonish County, was held August 5, in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Merland.

                Mr. McEachern died July 31, 2016.

                Readers at the funeral Mass were Bailey Walsh and Marlee Richardson. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.

                Pallbearers were Dan MacGillivary, Robert Wallace, Daniel Ross, Brian MacLeod, Ricky MacInnis and Stephen MacIntosh.

                Honorary pallbearers were Berkley Layes, Bernadette Brown, Fermin Tadas, Wilhelm Bollig, Fred Snow, Billy Gavin, Doris Coady, Nathan Myers, Gary MacDonald and Jay Lisondra.

                Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Allen McEachern and Barbara Harnish. He was a production manager for Tony’s Meats in Antigonish, having been employed with them for more than 27 years. He was also maintenance man for the MacLeod Group. He was an avid hunter, an antique car enthusiast and enjoyed time with his dogs. He had a strong work ethic from a very young age. 

                He is survived by his wife, the former Pam Gavin; son, Allen (Jeremy Harris), Lower South River; daughter, Tiffany (Tyler Hurshman) McEachern, Lower South River; four brothers, John Hall, Lower South River; Blaine McEachern, Dartmouth; Mark Hall, Dartmouth; Billy McEachern, Halifax; four sisters, Allanda, Toni, Kim McEachern, all of Halifax; Annette Harnish, Alberta; several nieces and nephews.

                He was predeceased by his step-father, John Hall.

                Memorial donations may be made to the N.S. Heart & Stroke Foundation.

                Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.