Saturday, Oct 25th, 2014

Obituaries

Smith, Margaret Catherine

Funeral service for the late Margaret Catherine Smith, 96, Antigonish, was held October 14 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian Cemetery.
Miss Smith died October 11, 2014, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Basil Sherry, Donnie MacVicar and Sheila Hoeg. Music was provided by Lynn MacVicar, Julia MacVicar, Donnie MacVicar and James MacPherson.
Pallbearers were Michael Charron, Bradley MacVicar, Adam Cherry, Jordan Sherry, Lauryn Sherry and Lyndsay Sherry.
Born January 21, 1918, in New France, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Flora (Chisholm) Smith. She was employed for more than 40 years at the Antigonish 5¢ to $1.00 Store.
She is survived by her nieces, nephews and their families: Donnie (Gerry) MacVicar, Dartmouth; Sheila (late Charlie) Hoeg, New Glasgow; Brian (Joanne) MacVicar, Charlottetown; Heather (Basil) Sherry, Beaver Bank, NS; Michael Smith, Calgary; Ian (Pauline MacIntosh) Smith, Antigonish; Lisa (Brendan Reid) Smith, Halifax; Janet Smith, Antigonish; Mark Smith, Calgary.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Florence McVicar, Mary Bowman; brother, John Smith, two brothers-in-law, Owen McVicar, Dave Bowman; sister-in-law, Pat Smith.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Aucoin, Sister Vera

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Vera Aucoin, 84, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held October 15 in Bethany Chapel with Father Neil McKenna officiating, assisted by homilist Father Earl Smith.
Sister Aucoin died October 11, 2014, at Bethany, Motherhouse, in the 62nd year of her religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Clotilda McIntyre. Pall carrier was Eunice Fitzpatrick. Candle bearers were Sister Debbie Pike and Priscilla Fitzpatrick. Readers were Sister Donna Brady, Sister Veronica Matthews and Sister Dorothy Moore. Tommy Fitzpatrick and Sister Anne Aucoin presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Sister Florence Kennedy, Sister Mary Gouthro, cantor Sister Rosalie Lahey, organist Sheila Redden and leader of Song Sister Lillian Gaudet.
Pallbearers were Kenny Fitzpatrick, Ted Aucoin, Richard Aucoin, Bill Aucoin, Gus Aucoin and Brian Fitzpatrick.
Born in South Branch, Newfoundland, she was one of nine children of the late William and Olive (Garnier) Aucoin. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on August 15, 1950, pronounced her first vows on August 15, 1952, and her perpetual profession of vows on August 15, 1955.
After her profession of vows, Sister Vera served in several institutions operated by the Congregation, chiefly in laundry and housekeeping management. For 12 years she ministered in pastoral care of the sick.
In Nova Scotia, Sister served at Bethany, St. Martha’s Hospital, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, and at St. Andrew’s Convent, St. Andrews. She served also in Ontario at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Scarborough and Galilee Community, Arnprior; in Saskatchewan at St. Peter’s Hospital, Melville; and in Alberta at St. Michael’s General Hospital, Lethbridge.
In 1970 Sister completed training as a personal care worker and in 1986 completed two years of CPE training in pastoral care of the sick.
Sister Vera was well known as an avid ambassador for her native Newfoundland. Blessed with a cheerful spirit, the hallmark of her life was good humor and joyful fun.
Sister Vera is survived by sister, Eunice Fitzpatrick; four brothers, Alfred, Richard, Terance, William.
She was predeceased by sister, Beatrice Cooke; two brothers, Albert, Gerard.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Nicholson, Marie

Marie Nicholson, 73, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, died October 6, 2014, in Wasaga Beach.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes (DeCoste) Hardy.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George Nicholson; daughter Donna (Carl) Lormand, Wasaga Beach; granddaughter, MacKenzie Lormand, Wasaga Beach; brother, Joseph Hardy, Burlington, Ontario; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by brother, Donald Hardy.

Walsh, Jean Marie

Funeral service for the late Jean Marie Walsh, 70, New Glasgow, was held October 16 in Church of the Holy Name, Westville with Father Tom MacNeil officiating.
Mrs. Walsh died October 12, 2014, in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow.
Born July 17, 1944, in Cape Jack, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Boniface and Irene (Benoit) Breen. Retiring in 2006, she had been employed with Michelin Tire, Granton, for 30 years, having previously been employed with Kodak, Toronto. She enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; son, Joe, New Glasgow; two grandchildren, Amber, Halifax; Andrew, at home; two chosen grandchildren, Ashley, Bailey; five sisters, Elizabeth (James) Breen, Harve Boucher; Carol (Charlie) Latimer, Fort McMurray; Marion (Gilbert) DeCoste, Hopewell; Bernadette Breen, Fort McMurray; Barbara Breen, Aulds Cove; three brothers, Joe, Fernie, British Columbia; Michael (Evangeline), Mulgrave; Gerald (Sylvia), Cape Jack; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur, Georgie.
Online condolences: www.pkmacdonald.ca

Legge, Margaret K. “Peggy”

Funeral service for the late Margaret K. “Peggy” Legge, 70, Addington Forks, Antigonish County, was held October 20 in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in South River Cemetery.
Mrs. Legge died October 13, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Casandra Armsworthy and Charlotte Munroe. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace, Tony LeDrew and Cyril Ingraham.
Urn bearer was Francis Legge.
Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late John and Laurie (Arbuckle) Simpkin.She enjoyed getting together with family and friends, music, dancing and, in her spare time, knitting and reading.
She is survived by her husband, Francis; two daughters, Karen (Anthony) Banks, Alberta; Mary (Tommy) Anderson, Purl Brook; three sons, Wade Armsworthy, Stewiacke; Jimmy (Doreen) Armsworthy, North Grant; Tommy Armsworthy, Sackville, NS; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Norma MacDonald, Carol Doucette, both of New Glasgow; Sandra (Donnie) Munroe, Trenton; Kendra (John) Gray, Stellarton; brother, Larry Simkin, Lower Barney’s River.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Ted Armsworthy; son, Bernie Armsworthy; brother, David Nicherson.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Haley, Maureen Ann

Funeral service for the late Maureen Ann Haley, 62, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held October 18 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Miss Haley died October 15, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Michael Haley and Connie DeCoffe. Margie MacPherson, Frank Green, Jeannie Landry and Heather Broussard presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Paulette Tate. Music was provided by Ambrose Wallace and the Heatherton Saturday Evening Choir.
Active pallbearers were Michael Haley, Rae-Ann Haley, Logan Haley, Susan Nolan, Bernie Haley, Raymond Haley, Jim Haley and Brian Haley.
Honorary pallbearers were Heatherton Group Home residents and staff.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Iris (Hutchinson) Haley. She resided in the Heatherton Group Home which she enjoyed so much with her fellow brothers and sisters. She made many true friends over the years. Her love for fiddle music and books were equally enjoyed. She attended the Activity Center and the Special Olympics, and enjoyed gathering with her family.
She is survived by four brothers, Bernie (Mary), Brierly Brook; Raymond (Eileen), Frasers Grant; Jim (Doris), Afton; Brian (Linda), Ottawa; numerous nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Wright, Patricia Ruth (How)

Patricia Ruth (How) Wright, 71, Dartmouth, died October 8, 2014.
She is survived by her son, Joel (Lori), Midhurst, Ontario; two granddaughters, Ava, Emerson; sister, Susan, Arlington, Virginia; brother, Dwight (Lucille), Pomquet.
Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Douglas & Ruth (Potter) How
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacDonnell, Mary Ann

Funeral service for the late Mary Ann MacDonnell, 97, Antigonish, was held October 8 in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Chapel, Antigonish, with Father Ron MacDonnell, SFM, officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be held at a later date.
Miss MacDonnell died October 3, 2014, in the nursing home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Peggy MacKinnon and Michael MacDonnell. Music was provided by James MacPherson and John Pellerin.
Pallbearers were James MacDonnell, Michael MacDonnell, Remi MacDonell, Myles Somers, Len MacDonald and Betty MacDonald.
Born October 17, 1916, in Bayfield, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (MacDonald) MacDonnell. She attended school in Bayfield and graduated from Mount St. Bernard College, Antigonish, having completed the secretarial program. She held several positions as a professional secretary in Halifax. She worked initially for Provincial Motors and later for many years as an administrator for the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Halifax. Following retirement she volunteered as a pastoral visitor at the Camp Hill Medical Centre. She enjoyed music, dance, and travel.
She is survived by four nephews, Fr. Ronald (Scarboro Missions), John, James, Michael; Toni MacDonell (late Dr. John MacDonell); six grand-nephews and nieces, Remi (Tina), Betty (Len), Peggy (Bruce), Mary Lou (Donald), Denise (Michael), John (Jenn); sixteen great-grandnephews and nieces; three great great-grandnieces.
She was predeceased by brothers, John (late Bessie MacDonell), James, Ronald, Michael Laffin (late Mary Assumpta MacDonnell), Daniel (late Myrtle MacDonnell), Cornelius, Angus; nephew, Dr. John MacDonell; niece Betty MacDonell.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

MacKenzie, Wallace Robert

Funeral service for the late Wallace Robert MacKenzie, 87, Canso, was held October 8 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. MacKenzie died October 5, 2014, in Canso Seaside Manor.
Born in Canso, he was a son of the late Leigh Johnson. He lived and worked most of his life in Canso. He was a dedicated employer of the various owners of the Canso fish processing plants.
He is survived by seven children, Gail (Wayne) Ashford, George’s River; Stephen, Rodney (Priscilla), both of Little Dover; Michael (Dianne), Nancy (Gary) MacDonald, both of Canso; Stan (Carla), Petty Harbour, Newfoundland; Christine (Todd) Ross, New Glasgow; 16 grandchildren, Geoff, Andrew, Dougie, Warren, Kerry, Trina, Cory, Melissa, Greg, Adam, Joey, Matthew, Amy, Danielle, Emily, Chloe; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mamie Wood, Joan Wilson.
He was predeceased by his wife, Laura; son, Timothy; grandson, Dennis; daughter-in-law, Carol Ann; mother-in-law, Annie Davie; brother-in-law, Bill Davie; two stepbrothers, Jake Johnson, Willard Johnson.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Dickinson, Robert “Bob” Sydney

A graveside service for the late Robert Sydney “Bob” Dickinson, 86, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Westville, Linacy and Amherst, was held October 9 in Auburn Cemetery, Westville, with Reverend Dr. Glen Matheson officiating.
Mr. Dickinson died October 5, 2014, in the home.
Born March 31, 1928, in Westville, he was a son of the late Sydney Francis and Violet (Strathie) Dickinson. He completed his grade 12 at Westville High School and attended Teachers College in Truro. Upon graduation, he taught for one year in a one room school in Goldenville, Guysborough County. Following, he was employed with Canada Manpower offices in New Glasgow and Amherst for 36 years, retiring in 1988. In earlier years, he was active in his community and had served as president of the Linacy Home and School association for one year, and as treasurer of the Linacy Fire Department for a number of years. He was a 60-year jewel holder of Scotia Lodge No. 11, IOOF, Cushing Encampment No. 10 and Canton Dryden No.2, Westville. He served as grand master of The Grand Lodge, grand patriarch of The Grand Encampment and brigadier general of the Patriots Militant of the Grand Lodge.
He is survived by five children, Linda Knox, Merigomish; David (Joyce Ross), Kenzieville; Patricia (Lester) Fitzpatrick, Linacy; Virginia (Brian) Mahoney, Stellarton; James, Hamilton, Ontario; step-son, Stephen Colborne, Amherst; 13 grandchildren, Damon (Jen) Fitzpatrick, Abby (Tyler) Charlton, Carstairs, Alta.; Vincent Mahoney (Chrissy MacLeod), New Glasgow; Erin Mahoney (Paul Starr), Montreal, Quebec; Jessica Mahoney (Shawn Bisson), Halifax; Bradley Mahoney, Stellarton; Abe MacKinnon, New Glasgow; John (Natasha) MacKinnon, Kenzieville; Jarrod MacKinnon, New Glasgow; Jesse Colborne, Quinn Colborne, Brady Colborne and Jackson Colborne, Amherst; six great-grandchildren, Chloe Maielle and Emsley Gray Charlton; Hannah MacKinnon; Jessica, Emily and Jay MacKinnon, Austin Cooper; special friend, Sylvia Ploof, Highgate Center, Vermont; nieces and their families.
He was predeceased by grandson, Nicholas Fitzpatrick; two brothers, Stewart (Hazel), Ronald (Lena); nephew, Raylo Dickinson.

Bellefontaine, Joseph Bernard Ralph

Funeral service for the late Joseph Bernard Ralph Bellefontaine, 77, Stellarton, formerly of Bailey’s Brook, was held October 8 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating.
Mr. Bellefontaine died October 4, 2014, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born May 25, 1937, in Canso, he was a son of the late Bernard and Helené (DeCoste) Bellefontaine. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. In younger years, he was employed with J. A. Doyle & Son Fisheries, Lismore, and later with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation. Prior to retirement in 1985, he had been employed as a rock crusher operator with Schurman Concrete Limited for many years. He enjoyed hunting, carpentry, working on cars and listing to classic country music.
He is survived by four sons, Steve (Amie) Bellefontaine, Trenton; Joseph (Marie) Marr, Westville; Dennis (Jen) Marr, Toronto; Wayne Marr, Stellarton; 11 grandchildren, Danica, Brittany, Stephanie, David M., Kenda, Raymond, Catherine, David, Anne, Kevin, Chris; sister, Cecile (Enos) Greencorn, Port Felix; two nieces, Laurena Greencorn, New Glasgow; Elizabeth Greencorn, Pictou; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Eileen (Barry) Bellefontaine; three brothers, Jerome, William, Anthoné.

MacNeil, Arnold Joseph

Funeral service for the late Arnold Joseph MacNeil, 71, Antigonish, formerly of Lanark, was held October 11, in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian’s Cemetery.
Mr. MacNeil died October 6, 2014, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Susan Davidson and Sierra DeSousa. Brenda Chisholm and Vonda Brophy presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Florence Kennedy. Music was provided by Sara Carty, John Pellerin and James MacPherson.
Pallbearers were Leo MacDonald, Laughlin MacDonald, Ron “Pud” MacGillivray, John Allan MacDonald, Gussie Farrell and Roddie Kennedy.
Born April 11, 1943, he was a son of Daniel A. J. and Anna H. (MacPhee) MacNeil. He graduated from the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology specializing in auto mechanics. He worked in northern Ontario, for Acadian Lines in Halifax and in various positions in Truro, Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish.
He is survived by three brothers, Donald (Marilyn), Truro; Owen, Dartmouth; twin Maurice, Antigonish; sister, Margaret Anne, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Helen, Toronto, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his partner, Agnes Smith; sister, Jeanette; three brother, James, John l “Jack”, Ronald.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Izzard, Mary Alice

Funeral service for the late Mary Alice Izzard, 68, New Glasgow, was held October 9 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Father Donald MacGillivray. Burial was in St. Monica’s Church Cemetery, Lincolnville.
Mrs. Izzard died October 3, 2014, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax.
Readers at the funeral Mass were David Izzard, Alice Pelly, Mary Izzard and Winnie Izzard-Hillier. Christian Hillier and Ocean Izzard presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Elizabeth and Ernie Curry, Dorothy Izzard and Cassandra Desmond.
Active pallbearers were Hugh “Joe” Izzard, Jr. Zachary Izzard, David Izzard, Thomas Izzard, Isaiah Izzard and Emmanuel Izzard.
Honorary pallbearers were Basil MacLellan Jr., Kenny DeCoste, Roger MacLellan, Zachary Izzard, Jr., Abbey Gail Izzard, James Ash, Doug Ash and Georgie Desmond.
Born in Mulgrave and raised in Lincolnville, she was a daughter of the late John Harvey and Charlotte Mary (Jarvis) Jordan. She had a strong faith and found great comfort in attending church services. She enjoyed walking and being a homemaker.
She is survived by six daughters, April (Keith) Aylesford; Alice, Dorothy (Anthony), Antigonish; Winnie, Mary, Abbey-Gail, New Glasgow; six sons, Hugh “Joe” Jr., Zachary, David (Stephanie), Isaiah (Mary Ann), Thomas, Emmanuel, New Glasgow; son-in-law, Tim Hillier, Alberta; 33 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ardella (Wilfred) Desmond, Lincolnville; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Joseph “Joe” Izzard; son, David Arnold Izzard, in infancy; grandson, Johnathan MacLellan; two sisters, Margaret Clyke, Ceceila Douglas; three brothers, Thomas and George Ash, Walter Jarvis; grandparents, Veronica “Vicki” (Jordan) and George Reddick; Margaret Ann (Mombourquette) and George Jarvis; son-in-law, William “Billy” Pelly.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Steele, Dougald Allan

Funeral service for the late Dougald Allan Steele, 68, Lower South River, formerly of Lochaber, was held October 11 in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Josephs, Antigonish County, with Father Alphonsus Ik Iwuji officiating, assisted by Father Syd Mifflen and Deacon Art Riley.
Mr. Steele died September 20, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were daughters Kim Adams and Nadine Kinley and Mary Teresa Flemming. Words of remembrance were given by brother John MacIntyre. Philip and Christine Flemming presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic Minister was Florence Flemming. Music was provided by friends, family and Natasha MacKinnon (psalm).
Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Crooks, Michael Flemming, Joe Flemming, Doug Hunt, Gerald Crooks, John Murphy and Dave Combden.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of Marie (Voyez) Steele and the late Allan Steele. He worked for many years at MacKenzie Sales Ltd., Halifax, before moving to Lochaber, where he worked as a truck driver for Bluewave Energy for a number of years. He was a volunteer firefighter and retired chief of Lake Echo Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, music, old cars and spent many hours restoring his 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak. He also enjoyed watching old TV shows, especially westerns and The Honeymooners.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia (Flemming); two daughters, Kim, Maple Ridge, British Columbia; Nadine (Chris), Chezzetcook; five grandchildren, John, Savanah, Travis, Brooke, Grace; three brothers, John (Diane) MacIntyre, Lower Sackville; Harvey (Dale) Steele, Minesville; Joseph Steele, Antigonish; sister Linda Combden (Gerald Greening), Dean; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
He was predeceased by his grandson, Morgan.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

David, Gordon Peter “Gordie”

Funeral service for the late Gordon Peter “Gordie” David, 41, Upper Stewiacke, formerly of Guysborough and Stellarton, was held October 10 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with Reverend Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial was in Lorne Cemetery.
Mr. David died October 7, 2014.
Born October 23, 1972 in Milton, Ontario, he was son of John Cecil Armsworthy, Canso and Anna Marie O’Leary, Queensport. He had been employed as a CCA and cook for many years. He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, camping and four-wheeling.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Lorraine Marie (Marchand); two daughters, Amber, Stellarton; Monica, at home; son, James, Vancouver, British Columbia; brother, Benjamin; many relatives and friends.
Online condolences: www.pkmacdonald.ca

Bouchie, James Howard “Bud”

Graveside service for the late James Howard “Bud” Bouchie, 79, Nine Mile River, formerly of Little Dover, Guysborough County, was held October 11 in St. Agnes Parish Cemetery, Little Dover.
Mr. Bouchie died October 6, 2014.
Born in Little Dover, he was as on of the late Howard and Aleta (Newell) Bouchie. He moved to Halifax in his early years to work at the dockyards. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, cards, crib, feeding the birds and his annual trips to the camp. He also enjoyed music, playing guitar and singing.
He is survived by his partner, Marj Matheson; daughter, Michelle (Donald); two grandchildren, Andrew, Chelsea; four great-grandchildren, Natasha, Christian, Jaxon, Annabelle; Marj’s children, Wendy, Troy, Todd, Brandon; their children and grandchildren; six sisters, Evie Keefe, Emily (Howard), Hilda (Mike), Joyce, Susie (Danny), Colleen (Kevin); two brothers, Martin (Val), Bobby (Colleen); sister-in-law, Jeannie; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Ethel; brother, Roger; brother-in-law, Gabe Keefe.
Online condolences: www.ettengerfuneralhome.com

Punch, James

A memorial service for the late James Punch, 91, Merritt, British Columbia, was held August 23 at the Merritt Lawn Bowling Club.
Mr. Punch died August 12, 2014, in Gillis House, Merritt.
A son of the late Alex and Mary Punch, he grew up in Antigonish. He joined the army in 1942 and fought in Italy and Holland during the Second World War. After the war, he eventually settled in Kitimat, B.C., where he worked at Alcan and met his wife, Eileen. In 1970, they moved to Prince George and he worked as a millwright at the Canfor Pulpmill until 1988. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and volunteered every year during the poppy campaign. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Parish and volunteered many hours at the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Prince George. An avid sports fan and outdoorsman, he was a goal judge for the local hockey teams and spent many summers fishing at his favourite spot at Nulki Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; two sons, Kenneth Punch (Cynde), David Punch; three daughters, Joan Skuggedal (Glenn), Susan Peachey, Marian Punch (Joshua); seven grandchildren, James (CoriLynn), Jeffrey and Aaron Skuggedal; Samantha and Connor Punch; Kayla and Jodie Peachey; great-granddaughter, Anna; his older brother, Mike Punch, Barrie, Ontario.
He was predeceased by two brothers, John, Dan.

Beaver, Utah Victoria Singapore

Funeral service for the late Utah Victoria Singapore Beaver, 89, Sherbrooke, was held October 8 in St. James Presbyterian Church, Historic Sherbrooke Village, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Sherbrooke.
Mrs. Beaver died September 25, 2014, in High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care.
She was a daughter of the late Harry and Sadie (Feltmate) Newell. She enjoyed playing cards, walking and cooking.
She is survived by four sons, Aubrey (Carol), Glenelg; Tom, Lower Sackville; Owen (Nancy), Darrell (Betty), all of Sherbrooke; two daughters, Anna Lee (Don) Barnes, Sherbrooke; Eileen (Keith) MacKillop, Little Grand River; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Erma Gravelle, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey; grandson, Joel; brother, Renyolds, in infancy; sister, Eileen Zwicker; son-in-law, Kevin Curley; daughter-in-law, Sandra Beaver.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Richards, Florence Eva “Flo”

Funeral service for the late Florence Eva “Flo” Richards, 87, New Glasgow, formerly of Linacy, was held October 1 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow chapel with Reverend James Underwood officiating. Burial was be in Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow.
Mrs. Richards died September 27, 2014, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow.
Born October 13, 1926, in Boylston, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late William George and Sarah Jane Desmond. She was a member of Second United Baptist Church, New Glasgow.
She is survived by four daughters, Judy (James) Underwood, Lower Sackville; Joan Dooley, Westville; Mary Jane “Sis” (Gerry) Wilson, Hamilton, Ontario; Kathy (Gary) Dunning, Winnipeg, Manitoba; three sons, Victor (Ann), Mississauga, Ont.; James (Daphne), Calgary, Alberta; Ralph Jr. (Belinda), Eastern Passage; 10 grandchildren, Dennis, Darrell, Dean, Marcelle, Garry, Petra, David, Alexander, Sophia, Travis; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret “Maggie” Desmond Williams, New Glasgow; two brothers, Wilfred (Ardella), James, Linconville; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Joseph Gabriel Richards; great-granddaughter, Alysia; five sisters, Effie, Charlotte, Ann, Gertrude,Emma; two brothers, Clarence, Jack.
Online condolences: www.pkmacdonald.ca

Cooke, Howard James

A celebration of life for the late Howard James Cooke, 85, Isaac’s Harbour, was held October 3 in the Goldboro Interpretive Centre with Reverend Barry Jack officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Country Harbour.
Mr. Cooke died September 27, 2014, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Born March 26, 1929, in Isaac’s Harbour, he was a son of the late Edison and Bertha (Langille) Cooke. He began his working career as a wood cutter. He later moved to Ontario and sailed the Great Lakes for a period of time before joining Kimberly Clark (Neenah Paper) Pulp & Paper Mill in Terrace Bay in 1958, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed playing cards, bingo, woodworking, boat building, curling, golfing, pool, washer toss and horse shoes, playing in many tournaments and bringing home the trophies. He was also an avid moose hunter and fisherman. He was also well known for his woodworking skills, making hand-crafted jewelry boxes, cutlery chests and cremation urns.
He is survived by two daughters, Frances (Don Francis) Cooke, Timmins, Ontario; Cindy (James) Parsons, Port Hilford; grandchild, Blaire Francis; six stepchildren, Holly Essex, Marty, Dale, John Langille, Jackie Murphy, Patricia Parker; several step-grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; four brothers, Albert, Sherbrooke; Arnold (Sandra), Raymond (Gladys), both of Country Harbour; Dave (Cherry), Calgary; four sisters Florence Munroe, Hammonds Plains; Alice Peters, Manitoba; Joyce Avery, Isaac’s Harbour; Verna (Art) Steeves, New Glasgow; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two wives, Elsie, Nancy; five brothers, Douglas, Cecil, Allen, Jackie, Bud; sister, Ileen Hudson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com