Thursday, Feb 11th, 2016

Obituaries

MacKay, Angus Garfield

Funeral service for the late Angus Garfield MacKay, 89, Inverness, was held January 22 in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mr. MacKay died January 19, 2016, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born October 5, 1926, he was a son of the late John Eddie and Annie (MacIsaac) MacKay, Inverness.
He is survived two daughters, Debbie (Bruce) Findlay, Brenda (Scott) Gregory, both of Toronto; two sons, Brian (Evelyn Burke), Halifax; Eric, Toronto; five grandchildren, Jennifer Findlay (Corcoran), Kathryn Findlay, Jessica and Andrew MacKay, Luke Gregory; two step-granddaughters, Devon and Kelli Gregory; great-granddaughter, Carolina MacKay Corcoran; sister, Marion (Zannie), Halifax; brother, Gerald ‘Gerry’ (Roberta Watson) MacKay, Montreal.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Bertha (Poirier) MacKay, Inverness; two sisters, Georgina, Kathleen; two brothers, John, Harold.
Memorial donations may be made to Stella Maris Parish Cemetery Fund, or to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, Inverness.
Online condolences: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

Ferguson, Keith Reginald

A celebration of life for the late Keith Reginald ‘Reggie’ Ferguson, 69, Kempt Road, was held January 22 in West Bay United Church with Reverend Connie McNamara, Rev. Donna Lovelace and Darryll Morris officiating.
Mr. Ferguson died January 19, 2016.
Born February 1, 1946, at home in Kempt Road, Richmond County, he was the youngest child of James and Mabel (Flagg) Ferguson. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Kempt Road, but his true learning came from life experience. He took part in the labour force as a crane operator and a construction worker in Nova Scotia, Alberta and Ontario, until ill health caused him to retire early. He enjoyed working with his hands, doing mechanical repairs, rebuilding toys and trinkets, gardening and caring for a menagerie of animals, ranging from cats and dogs to pigs and chickens. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, tapping maple trees, attending exhibitions across Nova Scotia, camping with his family, making homemade jams and root beer, Sunday family dinners, cribbage, Cape Breton kitchen parties and a strong cup of tea.
He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Larry Keating), Heather (Jody Savoury); son, Jimmie (Jennifer); seven grandchildren, Darby and Cole Keating, Remy and Kyler Savoury, Grey, Owen and Neve Ferguson; former wife, Anne (McIntyre) Ferguson; two sisters, Colleen Beaton, Shirley McNamara; brother, Arvid Ferguson; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Anna MacQuarrie; two brothers, Marvin, Aubrey; sister-in-law, Frances (Leonard) Ferguson; three brothers-in-law, Milton MacQuarrie, Neil Beaton, Francis McNamara.
Memorial donations may be made to a local food bank, the Basin and River Inhabitants Historical Society, or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

MacNeil, Allan Vincent

Funeral service for the late Allan Vincent MacNeil, 62, Ashdale, Antigonish County, was held January 21 in St. Ninian’s Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, St. Josephs.
Mr. MacNeil died January 16, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Cindy Chisholm and Kyla MacLeod. Katie MacNeil and Alex MacNeil presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Marilyn Ann MacDonald and Donald MacLellan. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.
Pallbearers were Sandy Chisholm, Derek MacNeil, Dominic Landry, Jim Gillis, Jamie Carnell and Stan Gere.
Born October 27, 1953, he was a son of the late William ‘Bea’ and Catherine (MacGillivray) MacNeil, Ashdale. He was a welder by trade and took pride in his work, spending many hours building and fabricating projects. He started his own construction company with one backhoe 36 years ago. He worked many years with MT&T and the Town of Antigonish. During the 36 years of operating a construction company, his true passion was the cattle, where he continued to operate the beef farm his father started.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine (MacDonald); son, Ian (Tiffany), Ashdale; two daughters, Claire (Ashley MacHattie), Lochaber; Alicia (Vance MacIsaac), Dunmore, six grandchildren, Katie, Alex and Will MacNeil, Jared and Bria MacHattie, Kaylin MacIsaac; brother, Francis (Iris), Ashdale; four sisters, Bernadette (Ernie) MacDonald, Ann Marie (Phonse) Archibald, Lochaber; Miriam (Eldon) Farrell, Stellarton; Donalda (Ralph) Mattie, Tracadie; sister-in-law, Mary Janet (Robert) Grant, Beaver Meadow; brother-in-law, Dominic Landry, Beaver Meadow.
He was predeceased by brother, James; sister-in-law, Frances.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Boucher, Anthony Francis ‘Tony’

Funeral service for the late Anthony Francis ‘Tony’ Boucher, 55, Monastery, Antigonish County, was held January 23 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley.
Mr. Boucher died January 16, 2016, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Julianne Gallant, Danna MacEachern and Russell Boucher. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Urn bearer was Madonna Boucher and family.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Sylvester and Isabel (Bonvie) Boucher. A carpenter by trade, he believed that “anything worth doing is worth doing well.” Though he was a hard worker, he put an equal amount of energy into play. He loved entertaining guests, cooking, and travelling – he easily made friends wherever he went, usually over a glass of red wine. He was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan.
He is survived by his wife, Madonna (MacEachern); three daughters, Janelle (Chris) Poirier, Katelyn (Simon Barton), both of Ottawa; Bethany, Switzerland; two sons, Tyler (Dustin Fitch), Halifax; Jordan, Halifax; two grandchildren, Hudson, Aiden; six brothers, Lloyd, Arichat; Gerald (Kaye), Havre Boucher; Benjamin, East Tracadie; Russell (Germaine), Arthur (Judy), both of Havre Boucher; Alphonse (Yan), Lower South River; two sisters, Ella (Gary) MacInnis, Yellowknife, Veronica (Dennis) O’Neil, both of Yellowknife.
He was predeceased by brother, Leonard; sister-in-law, Caroline.
Memorial donations may be made to Tracadie & District Veterans Memorial Park or the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Fougere, John

A memorial service for the late John Michael Fougere, 50, formerly of Havre Boucher, was held January 21 in St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie and Father Bill Crispo officiating.
Mr. Fougere died January 10, 2016.
Jeffrey Anderson and Sheldon Fougere presented the offertory gifts at the funeral service. Music was provided by St. Paul’s Church Choir.
He was a son of Kenneth and Teresa Fougere, Antigonish. He attended a local community college to become a plumber and moved to Hamilton, Ontario, where he worked for the city water department, before recently moving back to Nova Scotia. He loved the Maritimes and was an outdoor person. He especially enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, and travelling. He had a great love of music and always had the stereo on whether he was in his truck, in the house or in the garage. He also enjoyed playing cards.
He is survived by brother, Wayne (Lucie), Meteghan; sister, Nancy Anderson, Calgary; two nephews, Sheldon (Tanya) Fougere, Halifax; Jeffrey Anderson, Calgary; aunts and uncles, Andy and Bonnie Fougere, Alice and Bert Habinski, Barb Fougere, all of Hamilton; Pauline Fougere, Halifax.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Borden, Edith Patricia

Funeral service for the late Edith Patricia Borden, 93, Canso, Guysborough County, was held January 11 in Canso United Baptist Church with Reverend David Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Fourth Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Borden died January 6, 2016, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born in Hazel Hill, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late Laura Louise (Lawrence) and James George Johnson. She was a former employee of the former Hazel Hill Nursing Home. She was the oldest member of the Shamrock Club, attending many meetings and functions sponsored by the club.
She is survived by five sons, Carl (Debbie), Wayne, Russell (Hattie), John (Janet), Kevin; four daughters, Ida (Jim), Mildred, Carol Ann (Thomas), Anita.
She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley; four sons, Lorimer, Lawrence ‘Buck’, Vernon, Gary; two daughters, Judith, Jean; seven brothers, Benjamin, James, Russell, Vernon, John, Leigh, Ruben; four sisters, Dora, Ida, Esther ‘Lou’, Muriel.
Memorial donations may be made to Canso United Baptist Church or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Shupe, Ruth Marie

Funeral service for the late Ruth Marie Shupe, 88, Halifax, was held January 15 in Saint Patrick’s Church. Burial was in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Sackville, NS.
Mrs. Shupe died January 11, 2016, in the Halifax Infirmary.
Born March 21, 1927, in Port Felix, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Grace (Perro) Pellerine. She lived in Afton, Montreal and Antigonish, before moving to Halifax in the early 1970s. She was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
She is survived by son, Jerry (Shannon) Porter; daughter, Judy (Bob) Blue, Manitoulin Island, Ontario; three granddaughters, Keighley, British Columbia; Ellisa Murray, Halifax; Bobby Lyn (Brian), Babcock, Ont.; sister, Mary Chernikhowsky, Vancouver, BC; three brothers, Fred (Kathleen), Joseph (Elizabeth), both of Halifax; Danny (Kay), Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Dolly Pellerine, Hubley, NS; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Billy Porter; second husband, Oliver Shupe; three sisters, Dolly, Kay, Betty; two brothers, Andy, Dennis.
Memorial donations may be made to Saint Patrick’s Memorial Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Halifax)

Stribrny, Julius Edward

Julius ‘Ed’ Stribrny, 83, passed away on December 30, 2015, while under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. Cremation has taken place. He was born December 31, 1931, in Toledo to William and Leona (Trautman) Stribrny and was a graduate of Macomber High School. Ed proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Northampton during the Korean War. After serving, he returned to Toledo and worked for Bigelaw-Gibson and Derkin & Wise. He then started P. & S. Welding.
Ed is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jane (Murphy) Stribrny, formerly of Lanark, Antigonish County; sons, Ed (Lois), Roy (Nancy); daughters, Janet, Margaret (Aaron) Klar; Laurie (Larry Helle); nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Alice (Loren) Brown; sister-in-law, Isabel MacDonald, Ballantynes Cove; brothers-in-law, Joe Murphy, Lanark; Dominic Murphy, Montreal.
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Hazel, Martha, Taddy; brothers, Ray, Jim, William; two great-grandchildren; mother and father-in-law, Sophie and Pat Murphy; sister-in-law, Ann MacEachern; brothers-in-law, Vincent Murphy, Randolph Deyoung.

Bouchard, Wilfred Thomas

Funeral service for the late Wilfred Thomas Bouchard, 80, was held January 19 in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church with Father Antolin Asor officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mr. Bouchard died January 15, 2016, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
Born April 7, 1935, in Oban, he was the son of the late Kathleen (Pat) Bouchard. He started working in the woods very early in life and spent many years repairing lawnmowers and outboards. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bingo, the outdoors, playing his mandolin and attending a Scottish concert.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Clare (Burke); two sons, Blair (Jacqueline), Cole Harbour; Barry, St. Peter’s; two daughters, Deborah (Brian), St. Peter’s; Lisa, Enfield; six grandchildren, Justin, Malorie, Brendan, Miranda, Rachel, Devan.
He was predeceased by his brother, Albert Bouchard.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, or charity of your choice.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Dort, Mary ‘Joyce’ Chisholm

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Joyce’ Chisholm Dort, 69, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held January 19 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Dort died January 13, 2016, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Allison MacEachern and Gail Marsh. Agnes MacEachern and Pauline MacAskill presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by the Heatherton Church Choir and Tyrus Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy Dort, Charlie MacEachern, Kenny Dort, Scott MacEachern, Leonardus MacEachern and Benjamin MacEachern.
Honorary pallbearers were Chantelle Myette, Frankie Wallace and Cathy Myette.
Born in Antigonish she was a daughter of Beatrice and the late John Chisholm, Heatherton. She was married young and raised her family in Heatherton. She enjoyed cooking, baking and planting flowers. Bayfield Beach was one of her favourite places, but she also enjoyed trips out west to visit her children and grandchildren. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to others in need, she loved going to Mass and also enjoyed going to bingo with her friends.
Besides her mother, she is survived by friend and companion, Earl Wallace; daughter, Michele (Howard) Phillips, Alberta; four sons, Jim (Barb), Alberta; Charlie MacEachern (Allison), Halifax; Ken (Iris), Alberta; Ian Wallace, Alberta; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ben Dort.
Memorial donations may be made to SPCA, Antigonish, or the IWK Hospital.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacDonald, David Roy

A celebration of life for the late David Roy MacDonald, 66, will be held in Bayfield at a later date.
Mr. MacDonald died on January 10, 2016, at home.
He was the oldest child of the late Jack and Betty (Sears) MacDonald, Highland Drive, Antigonish. He attended Morrison School, Antigonish High School and graduated with a BBA from StFX in 1970. After graduation, he worked in Ottawa as an assistant to local MP Allan MacEachen. He returned to Halifax in 1976, where he completed a chartered accountant diploma in 1979. While in Halifax, he reconnected with his old X buddies by being part of the Black Street Aces. Returning to Ottawa, he held positions in the departments of labour, international trade, and energy. In 1984, he moved to the private sector and later established a government relations business in which he remained until his retirement in 1999. He and his wife moved to Bayfield, where they enjoyed the changes of seasons and closeness with nature. They also spent time in his wife’s Caribbean country of Dominica, especially during carnival time. He was an avid calypso and cricket fan, always had a book on the go, was a keen birdwatcher, and loved walks in the woods or on the beaches. He also enjoyed golfing and was his family’s historian, making active research trips with his siblings into areas ranging over the mainland and Cape Breton. He was a passionate defender of the values that, to him, defined the true Canada, including tolerance and caring, accountability and open democracy, peacekeeping, and being a force for social and sustainable progress, here and abroad.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Grell; four brothers, Allan (Susan Wayling), Colin (Barb MacKinnon), Paul (Ellen Campbell), Fergus (Lois Chisholm); three sisters, Jean (Greg Galbraith), Mairi (Danny Smith), Gillean (Roger Thomas); 14 nieces and nephews; two grandnieces; one grandnephew; step-daughter, Joanna Hill (Sean Loch); two step-granddaughters, Callie and Zoe Loch.
Memorial donations may be made to St Martha’s Hospital Foundation, the VON or other charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Boudreau, Joseph Henry

Private family burial for the late Joseph Henry Boudreau, 64, Janvrin’s Island, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Boudreau died January 15, 2016, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in Arichat, he was the son of the late Alexander and Lena (Fougere) Boudreau.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Genevieve (Gillis) Boudreau; daughter, Leona Maryann Clarke (Bill), Dartmouth; three step-daughters, Michelyn Kerise Collier (David), Port Hawkesbury; Penelope Sarah MacKinnon, Rebecca Anne MacKinnon, both of Halifax; two sons, Gordon Alexander, British Columbia; Joseph Henry Jr., Dartmouth; three step-sons, Gerald Francis Wadden, Ontario, Earl Lawrence Wadden, B.C.; Michael Zane MacKinnon, Port Hawkesbury; 14 grandchildren; four brothers, Richard (Arlene), Arichat; Victor (Mary), Cheticamp; Donald, West Arichat; Norman, Yarmouth; two sisters, Muriel Carter, Elizabeth (Betty) Molloy, both of Yarmouth.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Erma Leona Germaine (Skinner) Boudreau.
Online condolences: www.chboudreau.com

Worth, Anne Marie Margaret

Funeral service for the late Anne Marie Margaret Worth, 45, Truro, formerly of Somers Road, Antigonish County, was held January 16 in St. Ninian Cathedral Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Miss Worth died January 13, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Jennifer Worth, Jocelyn Worth and Doreen Armsworthy. Katrina Worth and Heidi Anne Worth presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy Armsworthy, Gary Cleary, Whylie MacPherson, Leonard Worth, Curtis Pelly and Delbert Pelley Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Melody Butler, Sherry Fletcher, Shelley Crowe and Vera DeWolfe.
Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Charles and Sheila (Pelley) Worth. She attended Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School. In later years, she was a resident of Colchester Small Options Home, Truro, where she lived happily for the past 22 years. Staff and residents of the home became her extended family and best friends. She participated in Special Olympics and was active in bowling. She enjoyed her work with the Salvation Army in Truro, going for walks, in particular her daily walk to Tim Hortons to meet up with friends. She loved her family very much and looked forward to their many visits and dining out.
Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Leonard (Jocelyn), Pictou Co.; Michael (Katrina); Charles, Jr. (Jennifer) all of Antigonish; sister, Charlene (Whylie MacPherson), Antigonish; 11 nieces and nephews, Samantha, Kyliegh, Jordan, Nina, Heidi, Ben, Riley, Cutler, Christian, Nicholas, Kyle; uncles and aunts; special uncle, Jack Worth, Truro.
She was predeceased by grandparents, Charlotte and Clarence Pelley; Roland and Annie Worth.
Memorial donations may be made to Colchester Small Options Home or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Chisholm, Ethel

Funeral service for the late Ethel Sarah Chisholm, 97 Little Dyke, was held January 12 in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Truro, with Father Jim O’Connor, officiating. Burial will be in Saint Ninian’s Cemetery, Antigonish.
Mrs. Chisholm died January 9, 2016.
She was a daughter of the late Neil and Mary Jane MacNeil (Somers), Antigonish.
She is survived by four daughters, Evelyn, Dartmouth; Leone (Larry Cox), Little Dyke; Claire (Richard Huston), British Columbia; Betty, Timberlea; three sons, Donald (Angela Baker), Dartmouth; Gerry (Linda MacKinnon), Truro; Peter (Debbie), Calgary, Alberta; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Susan, Pembroke, Ontario; two sisters, Sister Harriet MacNeil, CND, Sydney; Irene (Bill Armstrong), Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband, John; two sons, Jamie, Jack; six sisters, Helen Sutherland, Mabel Grant, Margaret V. MacDonald, Leona Flemming, Evelyn Rankin, Ruth MacNeil; five brothers, Connie, Jackie, Jimmy, George and Roy MacNeil.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolence: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacDonald, Mary

Funeral service for the late Mary MacDonald, 93, Quispamsis, New Brunswick/Judique, Cape Breton, was held January 15 in St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Judique, with Father Allan MacMillan officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. MacDonald died January 9, 2016, at Saint John Regional Hospital.
Born September 25, 1922, in Judique, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Mary (MacDonnell) Cameron. During her working years, she was a caregiver at the Loch Lomond Villa, Rocmaura Nursing Home and private home care. She was member of the CWL for more than 60 years. She enjoyed bingo and playing cribbage.
She is survived by son, Lewis MacDonald (Lynn Berry), Quispamsis; daughter, Sheila MacDonald,Troy; grandson, Angus; great-grandson, Walker Alexander; cousin, Lawrence MacDonald.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander; son, Gerard; three brothers, Alex, Duncan, Hughie; sister, Kathleen.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Lays, Sister Sally

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Sally Lays, 92, formerly Sister Maria Grace, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held January 7 in Bethany Chapel with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Father Gerard MacInnis.
Sister Lays died January 5, 2016, at Bethany Motherhouse. She was in the 59th year of her religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Jack MacPherson. Pall carrier was Sister Jovita MacPherson. Readers were Sister Anne Coady, Sister Wilma Best and Sister Anne Marie Proctor. Elwin MacPherson and Sister Clotilda McIntyre presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Sister Catherine Ann MacGillivray, Sister Florence Kennedy, James MacPherson, organist Sheila Redden and leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet.
Pallbearers were Leo MacPherson, Robert MacPherson, Kevin Lays, Raymond Lays, John Murphy and Joe MacPherson.
Born in Antigonish, she was one of 12 children of the late Elwin and Ella (Stewart) Lays. Sister Sally entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on February 15, 1954, pronounced first vows on February 15, 1956, and perpetual profession of vows on August 15, 1959. After profession of vows, she ministered in institutions operated by the congregation, serving chiefly in health services namely as CNA (graduating from Halifax Infirmary in 1969), Podiatry (graduating from St. Mary of the Lake Hospital, Kingston). In Antigonish, Sister Sally served at St. Martha’s Hospital, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, St. Martha’s Convent (StFX University) and Bethany. She served as a CNA in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay, and at Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff, Alberta. Following many years in health services, Sister Sally returned to Bethany in 1995, ministering in community leadership and general office. After suffering a major stroke, she was admitted to Bethany Extended Care in January 2009. Sister Sally will be fondly remembered for her spirit of joy. Trips with her to the cottage and to Sabbath Place were always an occasion of fun and good food. Throughout her many years in Extended Care, all were welcomed into her presence with a delightful smile and a firm handshake. Sister Sally was the last surviving member of her family.
She was predeceased by nine sisters, Mary (MacPherson), Grace (MacNeil), Kathleen (Cormier), Tena (O’Brien), Sr. Theresa Carmel, CSM; Agnes, Elizabeth, Theresa, Margaret; two brothers, Alexander, Duncan.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

MacPherson, Angus Lauchie

Funeral service for the late Angus Lauchie MacPherson, 92, Upper South River, Antigonish County, was held January 12 in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Father Charles Cameron. Burial was in South River Cemetery.
Mr. MacPherson died January 7, 2016, in the Veteran’s Wing of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Charles MacDonald and Robert Hanifen. Barb MacDonald, Theresa MacDonald and Willena Hanifen presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Ada Hanifen. Music was provided by James MacPherson.
Pallbearers were Ian MacPherson, Joe MacLeod, Gerard DeWolfe, Leo Duggan, Alec MacPherson and Fraser Dunn.
Members of Branch 59 Royal Canadian Legion formed an honour guard.
Born May 6, 1923, he was a son of the late John Vincent and Margaret Alice (MacDonald) MacPherson, of Upper South River. He served his country from 1943-1945, and was injured on April 13, 1945, while serving with the Queen’s Own Rifles. He went back with his comrades after a week of recovery. After the war, he attended StFX, and worked in the mines of Ontario for a short time until returning home. He took over the family farm and, in 1966, married Mary Josepha Coady. He farmed and worked in the woods until he was well into his 80s. After his wife’s death December 21, 2011, his health started to decline. In September 2015, he moved to the veterans’ wing of the hospital.
He is survived by son, Roddie; daughter, Heather, both of Upper South River; two sisters, Sister Sarah MacPherson CSM, Bethany Motherhouse; Bertha Ronan, Tonawanda, New York; brother, John Roddie, Bowmanville; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Josepha; two brothers, Hugh Donald, Gerard; three sisters, Kay MacLeod, Mary Alice DeWolfe, Margaret ‘Peggy’ MacDonald.
Memorial donations may be made to VETS Canada- Veteran’s Emergency Transition Services.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Westenenk, Wilhelmina Maria

Funeral service for the late Wilhelmina Maria Westenenk, 89, Antigonish Manor, formerly of St. Andrews, Antigonish County, was held January 7 in St. Andrews Church, St. Andrews, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Father Charles Cameron and Father Dan MacDonald. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Westenenk died January 3, 2016, in the manor.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Mary Williams, Annette Daemen and Dorothy Teasdale. Altar servers were Henry van de Wiel, Hughie MacEachern and John DeCoste. Cassidy van de Wiel, Heather Westenenk, Andrea Forbes, Gerarda and Clara Bonvie, and Shelly and Dawn van den Heuvel presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Gary Westenenk. Music was provided by the Benoit family and Lisa Colton. Members of St. Andrews Catholic Womens’ League formed an honour guard.
Active pallbearers were Mark van de Wiel, Sandy Forbes, Brandon Bowles, Jacob van den Heuvel, Francis Vosman and Gerard Overmars.
Honorary pallbearers were residents of the Antigonish Manor.
As a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a woman of courage and service. This was evident when she immigrated to Canada as a new bride in 1949, laying the foundation for a strong family. She was a hard-working woman of many talents, which she shared with her family, her parish, the CWL, the community of St. Andrews, the Antigonish Manor and her many friends. She cherished family Sunday lunches, welcoming visitors, including many Coady students, sewing and knitting for her family, her house plants, feeding her bird visitors and showing her competitive spirit while playing cards. She was a woman of strong faith and relied on her prayer time and the Mass to guide her through the challenges of the years, giving her family a strong spiritual foundation.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John; four daughters, Minnie (Henry vandeWiel), MaryAnn Forbes, Mary (Denny van den Heuvel), Annetta; son, Gary (Anne Marie MacEachern); 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Diny Vosman; many nieces and nephews in Canada and Holland.
She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters in Holland; son-in-law, Jerome Forbes.
Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish or Wishing Wells Society.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Cotie, Helen R.

Funeral service for the late Helen Rosaria Cotie, 80, Monastery, Antigonish County, was held January 11 in St. Peter’s church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Father Daniel Boudreau and Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Cotie died January 7, 2015, in the QEII Health Science Centre, Halifax.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Mary Agnes Cook and Beverly Crispo. Kim Worth, Lynn Bowie and Betty Fougere presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ann Marie Long and Audrey Fougere.
Pallbearers were Quinten Filmore, Kyle Boudreau, Joseph Breen, Jonathan Spin, Jason Spin and Keigan O’Neil.
Born in East Tracadie, she was a daughter of the late William and Bertha(Gerrior) Pettipas. She was a cook most of her working life at St. Augustine’s Monastery and Recovery House. She was also a seamstress and catered to many weddings.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (David) Boudreau, East Tracadie; Arlene (Fabian) Pettipas, Monastery; four grandchildren, Parker and Olivia Boudreau; Brandon and Delany Pettipas; sister, Alice Momberquette, L’Ardoise; three brothers, John (Chris) Pettipas, Langley, British Columbia; Anthony Pettipas, Quebec; Gerard (Ethel) Pettipas, Marshy Hope.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer; son, Leo Pettipas; four brothers, Eugene, Edward, Joseph, Arthur; five sisters, Josephine, Phyllis, Bernadette, Kay, Mary.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Kwik, Marie Jeanette

Funeral service for the late Marie Jeanette Kwik, 77, Antigonish, was held January 9 in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Arisaig, with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating.
Mrs. Kwik died January 3, 2016, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Linda MacNeil and Shelly MacDonald. Mary MacDonald presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace and Sarah Penyige.
Born January 14, 1938, in Merland, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Emily Linkletter. She held multiple jobs and was a jack of all trades. She enjoyed fishing, camping and fiddle music.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Jim Kennedy) Penyige Blue Mountain, Ontario; Shelley (Dave Mitchell) Kwik-Mitchell, The Philippines; five grandchildren, Sarah and Spencer Penyige, Adam Kwik, Rian and Dave Mitchell Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Adian and Ari Mitchell; brother, Billy Linkletter; five sisters, Nelly MacLellan, Marguerite Chisholm, Shirley Chisholm, Sadie MacNeil, Mary Burton.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Leslie and Robbie Linkletter.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Society of NS.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca