Sunday, Apr 19th, 2015

Obituaries

Mailman, Ida Grace

Funeral service for the late Ida Grace Mailman, 95, High Crest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, formerly of Sonora, Guysborough County, was held April 6 in Calvary Faith Church, Sonora, with Pastor Wayne Bray officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Mailman died April 3, 2015.
Born November 27, 1919, in Sonora, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Casey) Pryde. During her younger years, she worked at the Green Lantern, Halifax, and later in life with her husband at the Nova Scotian Hotel, while living in Halifax. She was a dedicated member of her church.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheila (Earl) Mahar, Halifax; Brenda (Ronnie) Hebb, Sonora; son, Brian (Joanne) Mailman, Sonora; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; half-sister, Pauline Morse, Wolfville.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Francis Mailman; great-grandson, Tanner Parsons; two sisters, Marion Dort, Florence Pryde; half-sister, Jean Fernandez.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com

Deon, Florence ‘Rita’

Funeral service for the late Florence ‘Rita’ Deon, 87, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, formerly of Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held April 6 in Ste Croix Church, Pomquet, with Father Bill Crispo officiating, assisted by Father P.J. Baccardax. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Deon died April 2, 2015, in the nursing home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were granddaughter Janice Bortolussi and daughter-in-law Gloria Deon. Granddaughters Amy Deon and Daphne Boyd presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was niece Linda Benoit. Music was provided by organist Carmel MacPherson and Ste Croix Parish Choir.
Pallbearers were grandsons Chris Deon, Logan Deon and Ryan Chynn, Adam Brajovic and godsons Albert Deyoung and Anthony Morell.
Born in Heatherton, she was a daughter of the late John Albert and Mary Ann (Landry) Benoit. She was a natural caregiver. In addition to bringing up her own family, she cared for several of her extended family members as well. She enjoyed fiddle music, playing the spoons and could be found joining in at the Seniors’ Hall in Pomquet.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (Marilyn), Joseph (Gloria), both of Pomquet; four daughters, Barbara (Stewart) Hargreaves, Antigonish; Marie, Pomquet; Louise (Roger) Foucault, Newfoundland; Joanne (Barry) Chynn, Halifax; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Theresa (Charlie) Benoit, Ontario; Georgina (Gene) Sadore, Ontario; Sadie Benoit, Pomquet.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Peter Deon; two brothers, Francis, Johnny; three sisters, Betty Petrusauskas; Margaret Deyoung; Anna Jean Burton; four brothers-in-law, Eddie Petrusauskas, Buddy Burton, Ronald Benoit, Joe Deyoung.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Stubbert, Mary Belle

Funeral service for the late Mary Belle Stubbert, 83, Antigonish, was held April 10 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Mrs. Stubbert died April 6, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Deanne Beaton, Jennifer Nunn-Boyle and Linda Beaton. Eucharistic minister was Linda Beaton. Abby Visser and Jonathan Visser presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald and John Pellerin.
Pallbearers were Blake Beaton, John J. MacDonald, Donald MacDonald, Kenny MacIsaac, Terry Huestis and Joey Beaton.
Born April 23, 1931 on Hawthorne Road, Port Hood, she was a daughter of the late Hector and Mary Catherine (MacIsaac) MacInnis. She spent most of her working life as a lab technician at the Halifax Infirmary. She lived with her husband, Rankin, in Halifax before moving to Prince Edward Island after her retirement. For 16 years, they lived on the island with their son and his family. She and her husband enjoyed travelling home to Cape Breton. They rarely missed a dance and were part of many a square set.
She is survived by son, Clary (Nancy Nunn) Stubbert, Bayfield; granddaughter, Abby (Jonathon) Visser, Halifax; brother, John Donald MacInnis, Manitoba; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rankin; five sisters, Mary Sarah, Marcella, Bessie, Christie, Maggie; brother, Dan Alex.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Wallace, Raymond Edward

Funeral service for the late Raymond ‘Ray’ Edward Wallace, 80, St. Mary’s Street, Antigonish, was held April 9 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Wallace died April 3, 2015, in St Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Joe Flemming, Kathleen ‘Kay’ Chisholm and Raylene Wallace. Austin Knocton presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald and fiddler Ambrose Wallace.
Urn bearer was Raylene Wallace.
Born May 5, 1934, in Merland, he was a son of the late Annie (Daley) and James ‘Jim’ Wallace. In his early years, he worked as a forester, then spent 29 years with St Francis Xavier University most of which were as a chef. He was very devout to the Catholic faith; attending Mass was a daily ritual.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Tena (Beaton); daughter, Raylene, Moncton, New Brunswick; son, Edward, Antigonish; granddaughter, Desirae ‘Little Billy’; two grandsons, Austin, Joey (Carrie); three sisters, Kathleen ‘Kay’ Chisholm, Grace Dort, both of Antigonish; Margaret Bray, Copper Lake; brother, Edmund, Huntsville, Ontario.
He was predeceased by granddaughter, Kylee and ‘Little Maria’; two brothers, Jimmy Vincent, William John; three sisters, Mary Florence, Helen Blair, and Marcella, in infancy.
“Play it again Raylene”
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacKenzie, Catherine Cecelia

Funeral service for the late Catherine Cecelia MacKenzie, 79, formerly of St. Andrews, Antigonish County, was held April 10 in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating.
Mrs. MacKenzie died April 4, 2015, at Melville Gardens Nursing Home, Halifax.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Brenda Turnbull and Leona Baldwin. Kathleen Gavin and Ella Farrell presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Mary Teasdale. Music was provided by Launa and Chris Edwards.
Urn bearer was Carole McNeill.
Born September 29, 1935, in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Harvey) Turnbull. She enjoyed dances and playing cards.
She is survived by four daughters, Carole (George) McNeill, Halifax; Francine (Tim) Lalonde, Greenwood; Tammy (Sandy) Cameron, Calgary; Josephine ‘Gigi’, Toronto; four sons, Michel (Barb) Daviau, Jerry (June) Daviau, both of Antigonish; Glenn (Margaret) Daviau, Halifax; Francis Daviau, Alberta; special daughter-in-law, Marlene Turnbull; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six sisters, Florence, Mabel, Agnes, Dorothy, Mary, Carol; brother, Connie; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by son, John Turnbull; grandson, Jesse Daviau; two sisters, Annie, Loretta; seven brothers, John, Francis, Gerald, Edward, Patty, as well as Fabian and Harvey, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Delorey, Margaret Martha

Funeral service for the late Margaret Martha Delorey, 102, Hazel Hill, Guysborough County, was held April 6 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Delorey died April 2, 2015, in Canso Seaside Manor, Canso.
Born April 15, 1912, in Little Dover, Guys. Co., she was a daughter of the late Martin and Julie (Haines) Daley. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by six sons, Harry (Roseanne), Earl (Bella), Sam (Janet), Bernie (Barb), Henry (Gladys), Bobby (Tammy); 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Martin Delorey; one son in infancy; three brothers, Levi, Vincent and James Daley; five sisters, Lena, Elizabeth, Annie, Amelia, Mary.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Sangster, Irma

Funeral service for the late Irma D. Sangster, 84, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Linacy, was held April 9 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Keith Hazzard officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour, at a later date.
Mrs. Sangster died April 5, 2015.
Born August 4, 1930, in New Harbour, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late George Tupper and Catherine Margaret (Lowe) Luddington. She was a graduate of Provincial Normal College and was a teacher prior to her marriage. She was a member of the former Calvary Temple Church (Life Centre), New Glasgow, and was a foster parent with the Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Alex; three daughters, Shirley (Mark Steinhart), Leanne Sangster, Patti (Keith) Cameron; two sons, Michael (Tara) Sangster, Jeff (Angela Cavanagh); grandchildren, Nicole (Richard Baker), Lauren Steinhart, Krista Steinhart and Azi Lim, Jake (Stacey) Arbuckle, Jonah (Valerie) Arbuckle, Tyler Arbuckle (Matt Dixon), Brody Cameron (Joanne Fex), Emily (Rocco) Agostini, Brendan Sangster, Trevor Sangster, Maddy Sangster, Gracie Sangster; 10 great-grandchildren, Jack and Charlie Baker, Kashel Arbuckle, Olivia and Charlie Arbuckle, Eliot Arbuckle, Ava Dixon, Isabella Dixon, Luciano Agostini, Clara Agostini; four sisters, Evelyn Willett, Eileen Wilson, Jean(Watson) Sangster, Ina Burke; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her infant son, Timothy; brother, Roland.
Online condolences: www.pkmacdonald.ca

Kingwell, Malcolm C.S. ‘Mac’

Funeral service for the late Malcolm C.S. ‘Mac’ Kingwell, 89, Sonora, Guysborough County, and his sister, Ruth ‘Peggy’ MacKenzie, was held April 4 in Sonora Baptist Church with Reverend Norman Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sonora, at a later date.
Mr. Kingwell died April 1, 2015, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Born July 24, 1925, he was a son of the late Malcolm and Nellie (Pride) Kingwell. His entire career was with Benjamin Moore & Co. Upon retirement, he wintered in Florida where he enjoyed playing golf. In 2009, he permanently joined his sister Peggy in Sonora. He was a long-standing member of the Oakfield and Abercrombie Golf and Country Clubs, Lions Club and Elder at Fort Massey United Church, Halifax. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Victor, John, Owen; sister, Ruth ‘Peggy’ MacKenzie.
On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com

McDonald, John ‘James’

Funeral service for the late John ‘James’ McDonald, 89, Antigonish Manor, Antigonish, formerly of Erinville, Guysborough County, was held April 4 in St. Thomas Church, Salmon River, Guysborough Co., with Father Danny MacLennan officiating. Burial will be in the spring.
Mr. McDonald died April 1, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Mitchell MacDonald, Mary Cooke and Joe Hanifen. Music was provided by St. Thomas Church Choir.
Pallbearers were Henry Doyle, Glen Long,Roy Lawlor, Terry Long, Joe Hanifen and John Francis Morrison.
Born in Erinville, he was a son of the late John H. and Mary Ellen (Rogers) McDonald. He was a labourer in the construction industry and in later years, for the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He was very proud of his Irish heritage.
He is survived by his brother, Gregory, Antigonish; many cousins.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Van Beek, Helena Catherine

Funeral service for the late Helena Catherine Van Beek, 85, Antigonish, was held March 31 in St. Andrews Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating.
Mrs. Van Beek died March 25, 2015.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Harry Daemen and Maria Stewart. Eucharistic minister was Annette Daemen. Music was provided by Ann Morris and the children’s choir.
Urn bearer was Annette Daemen.
Born September 22, 1929, in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, she left family to immigrate to Canada with her husband Paul Onderwater. After the early years on a poultry farm in Antigonish, they moved with their first child to London, Ontario, where four more children were born. An accomplished seamstress, she made patterns and sewed to clothe her children and grandchildren. Her knitted mittens and socks were a favourite by many. After her return to Antigonish in 1990, her Brookland Street home was noted for its flower garden. She enjoyed games of Scrabble or Skippo, playing the piano and visiting the Dutch store to buy her favourite luncheon meats or European veggies. She was a CWL member for years and a devout church participant.
She is survived by two daughters, Annette (Harry Daemen), Antigonish; Michele (Bill Heisler), London, Ont.; three sons, Paul, London, Ont.; Tom (Jen Adams), Lakefield, Ont.; Jeff (Nancy), London, Ont.; 12 grandchildren, Rachel Daemen (Jeff Drisdelle), Ottawa; Adrian Daemen, (Terrin Kaminsky), Dominic Daemen, all of Calgary, Alberta; Andrea Onderwater, Stephanie Onderwater (Shaun Gibson), all of London, Ont.; Robert Cuff (Amanda), Brownville, Ont.; Vanessa Cuff (Bill Gaynor), Wainright, Alberta; Mark Onderwater, Ottawa; Kris Onderwater, Montreal, Quebec; Matthew Onderwater, Jordan Onderwater, Melissa Onderwater, all of London, Ont.; brother, Aud VanBeek, The Netherlands.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacDougall, Helen Catherine

Funeral service for the late Helen Catherine MacDougall, 65, Pine St., Antigonish, formerly of Purl Brook, Antigonish County, was held March 31 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. MacDougall died March 27, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Katella Einarson, Jessica MacDougall, Dale Einarson and Uraina MacDougall. Eucharistic ministers were Denise Fraser and Ann Greencorn. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.
Pallbearers were Tom MacDonald, Byron MacDougall, Ann Greencorn, Boyd MacDonald, Mary MacLean and Denise Fraser.
She was a daughter of the late Irene and John MacDonald. She worked at StFX University as a custodian for 39 years. She enjoyed playing cards (45s), trying new recipes and going to pancake breakfasts. She also enjoyed gardening and walking the Antigonish Landing. She was supporter of, and donator to, local charities including the StFX food bank and St. Vincent de Paul.
She is survived by her husband, Donald MacDougall; three sons, Donald MacDougall (Diem), Vietnam; Byron MacDougall, NS; Laughlin MacDougall (Jessica), Newfoundland; two daughters, Uraina MacDougall (Ceilidh Sanchez) Quebec; Katella (Dale) Einarson, Manitoba; three grandsons, Dalvin, Sage, Nolan; granddaughter, Zaynya; three sisters, Mary Emma (Ralph) MacDonald, Claire (Hughie Dan) Punch, Ester MacDonald; two brothers, Tommy (Rosie) MacDonald, Daniel MacDonald; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by son, Kale John Joseph MacDougall, in infancy; sister, Carmel Marie MacDonald.

Eaton, Susan Lorraine

A celebration of life for the late Susan Lorraine Eaton, 62, Antigonish, was held April 4 at the Coady International Institute.
Ms. Eaton died March 30, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born June 4, 1952, in Regina, Saskatchewan, she was a daughter of the late John Mainwaring and Marie Genevieve (Urquhart) Eaton. She grew up in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and attended the University of Saskatchewan (B.A Political Science) and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Master of Adult Education). She began her career in Saskatoon with Development and Peace, moved on to the national office in Toronto in 1989. She relocated to Antigonish in 1999 to be with her partner. She worked with various organizations including the Coady International Institute, the Town of Antigonish as returning officer, the New Democratic Party and the St. Francis Xavier University. She also continued writing in the Living With Christ Sunday Missal. Her freelance and volunteer work was driven by her passion for social justice and she contributed her facilitation and writing skills to many community organizations. She devoted herself to social change, addressing the social determinants of health through political processes at all levels and grassroots initiatives such as People Assessing Their Health (PATH). She enjoyed singing with the Raging Grannies and the Wandering Menstrals, marching in the pride parade, spending 33 weeks gathering weekly at the town hall calling attention to women and poverty around the world.
She is survived by her partner of 23 years, Colleen Cameron; step-daughter, Karmyn Bokma (Ben); two grandchildren, Elliana, Ezekiel; brother, Bob Eaton (Valerie Veillard); sister, Janice Eaton (Hanif Choudhury); nephew, Oliver Eaton; three nieces, Emily Eaton (Simon Enoch), Khadijah and Yasmeen Choudhury; sister-in-law, Mary (Bob Upton); two brothers-in-law, Bill (Ann Marie), Dan (Pauline); seven nieces; one nephew.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Pellerine, William J.

A memorial service for the late William J. Pellerine, 77, Kingston, Ontario, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Pellerine died March 24, 2015, in Kingston General Hospital.
Born August 10, 1937, in Tracadie, Antigonish County, he was a son of the late James Cook Pelrine and Mary (O’Brien) Pelrine. A painter for almost 40 years, he was a member of the Union of Painters and Allies trades.
He is survived by his girlfriend, Ann; son, Billy, Kingston; two granddaughters, Jayden, Devynn; three brothers, Charles (Agnes), Leo (Diane), Lawrence; sister, Agnes (Charles); many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Roddie, Ambrose, Jimmy, Patrick, Michael; two sisters, Alice, Margaret.

Thurrott, Irene

A graveside service for the late Irene Thurrott, 76, Murray Siding, Colchester County, will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough.
Mrs. Thurrott died March 26, 2015 at home.
Born in Guysborough, she was a daughter of the late James and Lena (Paupin) McAuley. She was a longtime employee of Scotia Bank, Main Branch, Truro.
She is survived by daughter, Shelley Thurrott, Halifax; two sisters, Margaret (Peggy) Richardson, Ottawa; Mildred Brymer (Lloyd), Cole Harbour; brother, Graham McAuley (Rosalie), Guysborough; several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Brown, Catherine Mame

Catherine Mame Brown, 76, Middleton, died March 30, 2015.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ronald; four sons, Elwin (Jacqueline) Mount Rose; Lorne (Kathy), Gordon (Donna), Brian, all of Middleton; six grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan, Mitchell, Tyler, Maridith, Megan; three step-grandchildren, Brad, Ryan, Beth; two great-grandchildren, Ronin, Natalyn; two brothers, Russell (Margaret), Antigonish; Marcel (Mina), Ontario; sister, Therese (Gerard); Saint-Joseph-du-Moine; nieces and nephews.
Born March 12, 1939, in Chéticamp, she was a daughter of the late William (à Marcellin and Olive Aucoin) and Hélène-Rose (à Thomas Doucette and Margaret Brewer) Doucet. She was predeceased by son, Dean; granddaughter, Jessie; step-granddaughter, Erin; brother, Gordon; daughter-in-law, Patricia.
Online condolences: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

Allen, Donald Parker

Donald Parker Allen, 73, Tatamagouche, died March 29, 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Holly (Lowther); son, Donnie Jr.; three sisters, Jen, Juanita, both of Pugwash; Janice (Arthur) Andrews, Aulds Cove; nieces and nephews.
Born in Pugwash, he was a son of the late Manfred and Beatrice (Polley) Allen. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary, Lois; six brothers, Carl, Eddie, Basil, Reg, Douglas, Tom.
Online condolences: www.mmcfunerals.com

Jordan, Graham

Funeral service for the late Graham Jordan, 100, Sherbrooke, Guysborough County, was held March 25 in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Chapel, Sherbooke, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Indian Harbour Lake, at a later date.
Mr. Jordan died March 22, 2015.
Born December 31, 1914, in Jordanville, he was a son of the late James Campbell and Mary Belle (Jordan) Jordan. He worked in the construction industry in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and British Columbia. A man of deep faith and conviction, he shared in the ministry of various churches over the years.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Donly); two sons, James (Haiyan), Richmond Hill, Ontario; Robert (Olga), Tatamagouche; daughter, Elizabeth, New Westminster, British Columbia; three grandchildren, Janis, Heather, Alexander; two great-grandchildren, Kiona and Seamus; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by grandson, Timothy; twin brothers, Clarence and Andrew; sister, Eliza Cameron.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Benoit, Dorothy Isabel

Funeral service for the late Dorothy Isabel Benoit, 95, Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held March 25 in Ste Croix Church, Pomquet, with her nephew and godson, Father Gerald David officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Benoit died March 19, 2015, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were granddaughter, Patricia Chafe and grandson, David Benoit. Cantor was daughter, Lucille Benoit and the Prayers of the Faithful were read by granddaughter, Britney Benoit. Altar servers were Clarence DeYoung, Lillian Van Berkel and Famie Landry. Great-granddaughters Josée Benoit and Emma MacDonald presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by the Benoit family.
Pallbearers were André Benoit, Luke Benoit, Paul Andrew Benoit, Michael Benoit, Lee Benoit, Christopher Niven, Nathan Benoit and Malcolm MacDonald.
Born March 11, 1920, in Port Felix, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Lucy (Fougere) David. She and her husband, Clarence, operated a small store in Pomquet. She was well known for her baking and her willingness to volunteer her time to The Pomquet Ladies Club. Her home was open to relatives, friends or travellers and many experienced her hospitality, stories, a good bed and a fine meal. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by four sons, Paul (Pat), Lower Sackville; Edward (Donna), South Side Harbour; Alfred (Dianna), Dartmouth; Gerald (Michelle), Fairmount; daughter, Lucille, Dartmouth; 13 grandchildren, Patricia, Paul Andrew, David, Michael, Jennifer, André, Suzanne, Sarah, Luke, Christopher, Britney, Nathan, Aryn; 15 great-grandchildren, Mary-Jeanette, Stephanie, Libby, Penny, Elliott, Oscar, Rylan, Grayson, Malcolm, Maggie, Emma, Kaylyn, Colleen, Josee, Ella; Marilyn Grant, mother of her grandchildren Britney, Nathan and Aryn; Ian Niven, father of her grandson Christopher; Michelle’s children, Devin and Sarah Delaney.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Benoit; granddaughter, Colleen; four brothers, Alphonse David, Rev. Gerald David, Elzear David, Thomas David; three sisters, Irene Pelrine, Edna David, Anita Amirault.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Boyd, Marguerite Mary

Funeral service for the late Marguerite Mary Boyd, 93, Lakevale, Antigonish County, was held March 23 in St. Columba Church, Lakevale, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating, assisted by Father Andrew Boyd and Deacon Art Riley. Burial in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Boyd died March 19, 2015, in the RK MacDonald Nursing Home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Dianne Smith, Linda Ferguson and Peggy Boyd. Music was provided by vocalist Kim Hendricken and organist Sheila Redden.
Active pallbearers were Ronnie Boyd, Michael Boyd, Bernard MacDonald, Blaine MacDonald, Danny MacGillivray and Ike Hendricken.
Honorary pallbearers were Louie MacEachern, Collie MacGillivray, James MacEachern, Collie Kennedy, Brian Boyd, Pete Delaney, Jerome MacNeil and Lester Hawes.
Born March 11, 1922, in Morristown, Antigonish Co., she was the eldest daughter of the late Dan Angus and Margaret Boyd. She enjoyed socializing.
She is survived by two sons, Allan (Vonnie), Carroll, both of Lakevale; daughter, Marian Crawford (Bill), Lakevale; four grandchildren, Jimmie Boyd (Leah), Allana Boyd (Alex), Bill Crawford (Katie), Heather Clark (Ryan); Vonnie’s son, Gary, Antigonish; six great-grandchildren, Maggie and Jack Boyd; Chase, Adley-Grace, Sadie-Mae Crawford, Will Clark; two brothers, Alex (Tena), John (Cordis); five sisters, Martha, Chris (Forbes), Marie (J.P.), Lucille (Walter), Rita (Russell); sister-in-law, Kay Boyd; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Myles John Boyd; son, Donnie; baby daughter, at birth; sister, Tada; four brothers, Joe, Buddy, Jerome, Blaise; daughter-in-law, Margie; two brothers-in-law, Eugene MacDonald, Jim O’Neil; three sisters-in-law Helen, Terry, Jean.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Gillis, Catherine Cecilia ‘Kay’

Funeral service for the late Catherine Cecilia ‘Kay’ Gillis, 88, Georgeville, Antigonish County, was held March 26 in St. George’s Church, Georgeville, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Gillis died March 17, 2015, in Highcrest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Katie MacEachern, Kristan MacEachern and Mary Gillis. Wendy Gillis and Elaine Heffernan presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by James MacPherson, Travis Switzer and Anne-Marie Switzer.
Pallbearers were grandchildren Katie MacEachern, Kristan MacEachern, Robbie Gillis, Malcolm MacEachern, Amanda Gillis and great-grandchild Wendy MacDonald.
Born November 28, 1926, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late William Joseph and Catherine (MacInnis) MacEachern. She worked at StFX University for 25 years. She was an artist. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by four daughters, Mary Elaine Heffernan; Anne Leiere, Kelowna, British Columbia; Kathy Switzer (Barry), Grenfell, Saskatchewan; Wendy (Rodney Meng) Gillis, Maryvale; son, Bobby, Georgeville; 14 grandchildren, Emily and Mark Heffernan; Jonathan and Sarah Gillis; Freya, Rachel and Heather Leiere; Jonathan and Travis Switzer; Kristen, Katie and Malcolm MacEachern; Amanda Hulbert; Robbie Gillis; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John; son, John; great-granddaughter, Madison Switzer; six sisters, Peggy MacEachern, Elizabeth MacEachern, Thelma Burke, Rita MacDonald, Florence Schilling, Ruth Diggins; two brothers, Mark, John Hugh; son-in-law, Roddy Heffernan.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca