Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Obituaries

Parsons, Gerald Brooks

Funeral service for the late Gerald Brooks Parsons, P. Eng. 92, Doctors Brook, Antigonish County, was held May 11 in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Arisaig, with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Parsons died May 7 2015, in Green Meadows Community Residence for Seniors, North Grant.
Readers at the funeral Mass were grandsons, Jerrold Cameron, Nicholas Parsons and Adam Parsons. Mr. Parsons’ 10 great-grandchildren presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by James MacPherson, James Cameron and Colin Rankin.
Urn bearers were granddaughters Margaret Cameron and Anna Parsons.
Born March 26 1923, in Lush’s Bight, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Rupert and Bertha (Brooks) Parsons. At the age of 10 months, he moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York, where he spent the first 10 years of his life. In 1933, his oldest uncle was lost at sea and family responsibility required a return to Newfoundland. At the age of 15, he was the first person from the one-room school house in Lush’s Bight to complete the Provincial Exams successfully. He enrolled at Memorial University of Newfoundland to study Engineering. Upon attaining his Engineering Diploma, he left for the Technical University Nova Scotia in Halifax to complete his studies. Upon his arrival in Halifax he met the love of his life Mary Tompkins. In 1953 they married and three children followed in quick succession. Gerald was first and foremost a family man, and was dedicated to all of them. He was highly regarded and respected in his field, first with the Department of Highways, until his retirement in 1983 from Dexter Construction. He enjoyed sailing, playing cards, gardening, golf, the Blue Jays, old Scotch, the Cape Breton Highlands and engaging conversations.
He survived by two sons, Bruce, Blair (Cindy Dorey); daughter, Brenda (John) Cameron; eight grandchildren, Julia (Michael) and Nicholas Parsons, Jerrold (Ann Francis) Cameron, Melissa (Brendan) Hines, Margaret (Adrian), Cameron, Rebecca (Sean) Cameron, Adam and Anna Parsons; 10 great-grandchildren, Ewan Cameron, Mya, Jon, Sadie and Sam Hines; Brooke, Elsa, Lauchlin and Andrew Cameron, Quinn Holley; sister, Jean (Dr. Cyril Poole), Sackville, New Brunswick.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Tompkins); grandson, Daniel.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Duann, Helen Mary

Funeral service for the late Helen Mary Duann, 92, Antigonish, formerly of West Arichat, was held May 15 in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, West Arichat, at a later date.
Mrs. Duann died May 12, 2015, in R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish
Born in Larry’s River, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Christie (Pelrine) Pelrine. She was a former member of the Immaculate Conception Parish CWL in West Arichat for many years.
She is survived by her sister, Eva Pelrine; many nieces and nephews; cousin and dear friend, Helen Pellerin.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Alexander Duann; sister, Rita Dozier.
Online condolences: www.chboudreau.com

Roberts, Edith Elizabeth

Funeral service for the late Edith Elizabeth (Jamieson) Roberts, 91, Canso, was held May 16 in All Saints Anglican Church, Canso, with Reverend Evelyn Knorr officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Roberts died May 13, 2015, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born in Halfway Cove, she was a daughter of the late Allan and Ethel (Ehler) Jamieson. She was the owner of Canso Confectionary for several years and enjoyed being a business owner. She was an active member of All Saints Anglican Church and an avid gardener. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by son, William (Marlene) Roberts; daughter, Norma Swaine; five grandchildren, Angie (George) Hayman, Carla Roberts, Natasha Hill (Swaine), Kevin Roberts, Logan Polson; six great-grandchildren, Jessica, Danielle, Kimberly, Hunter, Colby, Alyssa; great-great-grandchild, Liam.
She was predeceased by her husband, Judson Roberts; son, Bruce; sister, Ruth Greene; two brothers, Eldred, Fred.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Maitland, Mary Anne

A memorial service for the late Mary Anne Maitland, 88, Indian Harbour Lake, will take place at a later date.
Mrs. Maitland died May 11, 2015.
Born February 7, 1927, in Denver, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Harry Arthur and Maude May (Espey) Gunn. She was a graduate of New Glasgow High School. She trained at the Victoria General Hospital and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1949. During her years as a nurse, she worked at St. Rita and The City hospitals in Sydney. After devoting herself to raising five children, she worked as an ambulance nurse and did medicals for insurance companies. Following a permanent move to Indian Harbour Lake in 1983, she worked as a Community Health Nurse before retiring at age 65. While in Sydney, she volunteered with the Association for the Mentally Handicapped and was instrumental in establishing a group home for mentally challenged adolescents. She was interested in writing and photography and took great delight in her rock collection as an amateur prospector.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jane Maitland, Indian Harbour Lake; Carolyn (Kurt) Stangl, Anchorage, Alaska; two sons, Henry (Renee), Windsor; Allen,Dartmouth; grandson John (Kristina) Stangl, Springfield, New Jersey; step-granddaughter, Tara Lanoway, New York; sister, Maudie Matthews; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Crooks Maitland; son, Robert; sister, Margaret Schrader; four brothers, Harvey, Billie, Espey, Harry.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

MacDonald, Mildred Teresa (Dunphy)

Funeral service for the late Mildred Teresa (Dunphy) MacDonald, 88, formerly of Braemore Avenue, Antigonish, was held May 12 in St. Ninian’s Cathedral, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. MacDonald died May 7, 2015, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Michele MacDonald, Margaret Coady and Andrew Murray. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.
Active pallbearers were Gary MacDonald, Keith Saunders, Lloyd MacDonald, Neil Roberts, Bobby MacDonald and Philip MacDonald.
Former co-workers and relatives formed an honour guard.
Born July 11, 1926, in Ingonish, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Bartholomew and Elizabeth Eugenie (Hacala)Dunphy. She worked as an RN at St. Martha’s Hospital for more than 40 years. She enjoyed cross-country skiing, camping with her family, salmon fishing with her husband, Ingonish, Cape Breton and Saint Pierre et Miquelon.
She is survived by four daughters, Michele MacDonald, Langley, British Columbia; Marlene Aardse, Montreal, Quebec; Tara MacDonald, Antigonish; Beryl McCallum, Toronto, Ontario; son, Gordon MacDonald, Halifax; nine grandchildren, Donald Mitchell, Michael R. Saundres, Keith G. Saundres, Cloe Aardse, Aren Aardse, Eric Paton, Connor G. MacDonald, Kyle H. MacDonald, T. Quinn McCallum.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon ‘Yits’; daughter, JoAnne; sister, Gladys Dunphy.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Aude, Mary (MacGillivray)

Funeral service for the late Mary (MacGillivray) Aude, 83, Vernon, Connecticut, was held May 1 in St. Joseph Church, Rockville. Burial was in Valley Falls Cemetery, Vernon.
Mrs. Aude died April 27, 2015.
Born July 3, 1931, in Antigonish, she was the eldest child of the late Joseph and Josephine (MacInnis) MacGillivray. She grew up in Glen Road, Antigonish County, then lived in Detroit, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, before moving to Connecticut and settling in Vernon more than 50 years ago. Prior to her retirement in 2002, she was employed as a nurse at Vernon Manor for 30 years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Rockville. She enjoyed gardening and was very interested in her Scottish heritage, researching her family’s ancestors.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Michael Aude; two daughters, Josephine (Michael) Eckley, Vernon; Catherine (James) MacGilvray, Danvers, Massachusetts; two sons, Michael Aude, Richard Aude, both of Vernon; two grandchildren, Alyssa, Alex; great-grandson, Jordan; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Aude, Vernon; three sisters, Florence Linart, Michigan; Jeanette Chisholm, Antigonish; Margaret Collins, Halifax; three brothers, Ronald MacGillivray, Toronto; Joseph MacGillivray, Antigonish; John MacGillivray, Vancouver; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sister, Jessie Charneski; brother, Bernie MacGillivray.
Online condolences: www.carmonfuneralhome.com

Rhynold, Mary Joyce

Funeral service for the late Mary Joyce Rhynold, 64, Whitehead, Guysborough County, was held May 14 in Whitehaven Community Centre, Whitehead with Reverend Sue Channen officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Whitehead.
Mrs. Rhynold died May 8, 2015, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born in Whitehead, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Agnes (Rhynold) Rhynold. She enjoyed dancing, playing darts, bingo and loved animals.
She is survived by her friend, Neil Sampson; son, William (Rachel) Blair, Port Hawkesbury; two daughters, Tracy, Lillian, Whitehead; two grandchildren, Hannah, Luke; four brothers, Jim (Mary), Stormont; Pat (Flossie), Whitehead; Herman (Karen), Antigonish; Stanley (Nancy), Guelph, Ontario; sister, Violet (Duncan) Bellefontaine, Port Felix; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brother, Harry; two sisters, Edna, Patricia.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Landry, Derrick Joseph

Visitation for the late Derrick Joseph Landry, 63, Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, was held May 16 in Havre Boucher Community Center, Havre Boucher.
Mr. Landry died May 14, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Toronto, he was a son of Joseph Landry, Havre Boucher and the late Joan (McCabe) Landry. He was a lithographer and had been employed with the Casket Printing and Publishing Company since 1977.
Besides his father, he is survived by two daughters, Selena (David) Raymond, Owen Sound, Ontario; Ginette (Dennis) Koski, Calgary, Alberta; three grandchildren, Jessica, Marcus, Kayden; former wife, Georgette; two sisters, Bonnie (Paul) Fortune, Beaton, Ontario; Helen (Dan) Arnold, Ohio, USA; two brothers, Wayne (Brenda) Landry, Windsor, Ont.; Paul Molnar, Harrow, Ont.
He was predeceased by brother, John.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Ehler, Alex Frederick Andrew

Funeral service for the late Alex Frederick Andrew Ehler, 20, Larry’s River, Guysborough County, was held May 15 in New Harbour United Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Morley Shaw officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour.
Mr. Ehler died May 11, 2015, in QEII Health Sciences Center.
He was a son of Hubert (Dee) and Annie (Sangster) Ehler. He worked as deckhand on the Get Kraken with Damien Delorey and as a carpenter’s helper. He enjoyed working with wood.
Besides his parents, he is survived by daughter, Faye Schrader; her mother, Summer; sister, Vickie (Darrell); two brothers, Nicholas (Moira), Billy (Sandra); two nephews, Colby, Wyatt; girlfriend, Breah Mason-Riley; adopted grandmother, Christina Frazier; many aunts, uncles, cousins.
He was predeceased by grandparents, Adeline and Fulton Sangster, Janette and Basil Ehler; uncle, Allan Sangster.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Gosby, Joyce

Joyce Athilda Gosby, 78, Halifax, died May 6, 2015, in the QEII.
Born in Guysborough, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Wilda Williams. She worked at a young age at the VG hospital site. After raising her children, she returned to the work force at MSVU until retirement.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Barry Nooyen), Lower Sackville; son, Wesley Jr. (Peggy), Lower Sackville; five grandchildren, Jennifer, BJ (Barry John), Amanda, Brandon, Mathew; four sisters, Rena Casey, Halifax; Violette Porter (Scott), Bedford; Karen Greencorn (Donald), Patricia Andrews (Bernie), both of Guysborough; two brothers, Lawrence Williams (Vivian), Greenwich; Albert Ameriault (Elaine), Ontario; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley; sister, Vivian, two brothers, Leslie, Hiram; brother-in-law, Stephen Casey.

Mason, Havelock Arthur

Funeral service for the late Havelock Arthur Mason, 89, Antigonish and Country Harbour, was held May 7 in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish, with Reverend John Luten officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Country Harbour.
Mr. Mason died May 4, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral service were daughter-in-law Janice Mason and son-in-law Raymond Mason. Eulogists were daughter Charlene Mason and son Wayne Mason. Music was provided by organist Donald Cameron and niece Terri Mason.
Members of Arras Branch 59 Royal Canadian Legion formed an honour guard.
Born June 22, 1925, in Isaac’s Harbour, he was the son of the late Firth and Hallie (Crooks) Mason. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Engineering Corps with duty in several countries overseas. He spent most of his 36-year working life sailing on the Great Lakes as a quarter master. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #59 and past master and chaplain of Stormont Lodge#96 of the Masonic Order.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marion (Fenton) Mason; son, Wayne (Janice); daughter, Charlene (Raymond); five grandchildren, Kristy (Justin), Ryan, Taylor, Haley, Braeden; two great-grandchildren, Abby, Mason; sister, Kathleen; brother, James.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Vernon, Granville.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Chisholm, Joyce Marie

Funeral service for the late Joyce Marie (Gilfoy) Chisholm, 81, Williams Point, Antigonish, was held May 6 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Chisholm died May 1, 2015, in Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Cindy Chisholm, Natalie Chisholm and Patsy Moffat. Kara Chisholm and Zachary Cooke presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by James MacPherson, Margaret MacGregor MacDonald, violinist John Pellerin, keyboard Allan Dewar and piper Scott Williams.
Active pallbearers were Robert Chisholm, John Chisholm, Donald Chisholm, Andrew Chisholm, Blair Chisholm and Gordon Beaton.
Members of Clan Chisholm formed an honour guard.
Born November 25, 1933, in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (Lewin) Gilfoy. A graduate of Saint Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing, she was a compassionate and well respected nurse. After the death of her husband at an early age, she devoted her life to raising her children. She later returned to the workforce as a PCW at the RK MacDonald Nursing Home and as the Williams Point AVON lady. She was a long-standing member of St. Ninian’s CWL and the Clan Chisholm Society. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
She is survived by five sons, Robert (Natalie), Hammonds Plains; John, USA; Donald (Cindy), Andrew (Roxanne), Blair (Charmaine MacLean), all of Antigonish; three daughters, Anne (Gary Monkman), Prince George; Catherine (Gordon Beaton), Antigonish; Krista (David Wruth), Vanderhoof; 17 grandchildren, Aidan Chisholm, Zachary (Carriff), Jared, Chisholm and Patrick (Emma) Cooke, Daniel, James, Alison and Kara Chisholm, Kenneth (Taylor) and Dylan Beaton, Nicholas Chisholm, Raymond Chisholm, Logan Chisholm, Declan, Curan and Liam Wruth; great-grandson Ross Cooke; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-and great-grand nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ray; six brothers, Harry (Kay), Pete, Bernie (Joan), Bill (Tootsie), Ted, Harold (Nellie); niece, Karen Mutchmor; nine Chisholm brothers and sisters-in-law; Margaret, Christy, Ronald, Jim, John and Ambrose Chisholm; Cecilia Noonan, Rose MacLellan, Marion Pottie.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Hadley, Mary ‘Pamela’ Jane

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Pamela’ Jane Hadley, 53, Mulgrave, was held May 8 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Hadley died May 5, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
She was a daughter of the late Ella Mae and Seward Brophy. She spent most of her life in the Mulgrave and Halifax areas. She enjoyed her home on the water in Aulds Cove. She also enjoyed travelling, having been to California, Utah and Florida with her Hadley-in-laws, to Europe and the Caribbean several times with her husband, Randy. She traced her Irish roots in Ireland with her sister, Gloria and visited the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and the Canadian Arctic with her friend, Sandra.
She is survived by her husband, Randy; sister, Gloria (Dan) Grady; nephews, Matt, Ryan; grandniece, Vera-Lynn; chosen sister, Carol Anne MacKinnon; two sisters-in-law, Mary Brophy; Susan (Murray) Layden; brother-in-law, Jeffrey (Wanda) Hadley; father-in-law, Rennie Hadley; nieces, Tracy (Jody) DeCoste, Kailey, Emma; nephew, Connor; grandnieces, Kristen, Danielle, Heather (Joe) Brennen.
She was predeceased by brother, Larry Brophy; several aunts and uncles, including her Aunt Rose.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Wallace, Betty Eileen

Funeral service for the late Betty Eileen Wallace, 52, Halifax, was held May 7 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley.
Ms. Wallace died April 30, 2015, in Halifax.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Kay Wallace, Eva Wallace, Brittney Wallace and Kay Chisholm. Bernice Munroe, Zach Ings, Megan MacDonald and Kelsey Maber presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace.
Urn bearer was Lorraine Hadley.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late James Vincent and Thelma Eva Wallace. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1984 with an English degree before continuing on to complete her Bachelor of Social Work at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick. She married Douglas MacDonald in 1984 at St. Ninian’s Cathedral in Antigonish. She was an advocate for women’s issues and did everything she could to help the less fortunate. She worked for Coverdale Centre for Women in Saint John for many years before moving to Halifax. She was a longstanding member of Girl Guides of Canada. Later in her life, she found comfort in the principles of Reiki and devoted energy to improving her life through this spiritual guidance.
She is survived by two daughters Megan, Ottawa; Emily MacDonald, Quispamsis; two brothers Jimmy (Tammy), Canso; John, British Columbia; six sisters, Lorraine Hadley (Bryan Watts), Dartmouth; Eva, Fort McMurray; Bernice (Brian) Munroe, Little Dover; Donna (Alden MacKenzie), Canso; Kay, Edmonton; Joanne, Port Hawkesbury; several aunts; one uncle; 13 nieces; nine nephews; several grand-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased uncle, Leonard Daley.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

MacMillan, Valerie Sherry Marie

A celebration of life for the late Valerie Sherry Marie (McKeough) MacMillan, 51, Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held May 2 in the Hazel Hill Community Center, Hazel Hill.
Mrs. MacMillan died April 27, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Antigonish she was a daughter of Bridget (Murphy) and the late William McKeough, Fox Island.
She is survived by her husband, Terry; two sons, Travis ‘Squirt’, Kyle ‘Marbles’; two daughters, Jamie, Sarah; granddaughter, Kiara; brother, Kevin (Susan); four sisters, Mary Alice, Bernadette (Nelson), Geraldine, Lana (Kevin); numerous nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Mattie, Blaise Leo

Funeral service for the late Blaise Leo Mattie, 44, Antigonish and Monastery, was held May 4 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Mattie died April 24, 2015, in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Leslie-Ann Stewart and Alice Mattie. Sharon Connolly, Patricia Evans-Schubert and Barbara Dunphy presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by St. Peter’s Church Choir and organist Lisa Morrow DeCoste.
Active pallbearers were Mike Pelrine, Uriah Cooper, Darcy Stanley, Raye Grist, Jerry Mattie and Marc Mattie.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Local 73 Boilermakers Union and members of Local 146 Boilermakers Union.
Born January 22, 1971, in Southampton, Ontario, he was the son of Lyle and Kathleen (Evans) Mattie. He had a wide variety of interests and hobbies that always kept him busy. He enjoyed all aspects of the outdoors; the ocean, the beach, hunting and fishing, but above all, his greatest joy was fishing with his boys and following their many interests.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Deanna (Crocker) Mattie; four sons, Marc, Linden, Seth, Quinn; two sisters, Kelly Feeney, Michelle Mattie-Alsaeed, Denver, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacKinnon, Joseph Abraham ‘Abe’

Funeral service for the late Joseph Abraham ‘Abe’ MacKinnon, 39, New Glasgow, was held May 11 in Barney’s River Presbyterian Church, Kenzieville, with Reverend Dr. Ken MacLeod officiating. Burial was in Hatties Cemetery.
Mr. MacKinnon died May 6, 2015, in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.
Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of Joyce Ross (David Dickinson), Kenzieville, and Joseph MacKinnon, Trenton. He was a bricklayer by trade. A natural athlete, he was very competitive in all sports. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Besides his parents, he is survived by daughter, Hannah; two brothers, John (Natasha), Jarrod, both of Avondale; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Muriel Ross, Trenton; two nieces, Jessica, Emma Lee; nephew, John Jarrod; several aunts and uncles.
Online condolences: www.rhporter.ca

Feltmate, Agatha

A memorial service for the late Agatha Feltmate, 100, Milford Haven Rest Home, Guysborough, will be held May 23 , 10:30 a.m., in United Baptist Church, Half Island Cove, with Reverend David Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery.
Mrs. Feltmate died April 24, 2015, in the home.
Born October 21, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Alphonze and Gertrude O’Leary,Queensport.
She is survived by three sons, Harry, Arnold, Charlie; three daughters, Glenda Clouter, Sadie Floyd, Lorraine Colvin; several grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Tina Fancy, Helen Turnbull, Minnie Doiron; brother, Osborne O’Leary; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Roy Dobson; second husband, Harry Feltmate; son, Leonard Dobson; daughter, Joan Dobson, in infancy; grandson, Jimmy Dobson; granddaughter, Karen Clouter; daughter-in-law, Babe Dobson; son-in-law, Ed Clouter; two brothers, Leo, Thomas; four sisters, Mary Power, Florence George, Ruby Carter, Alice O’Leary.

Hayward, Ellen Morrison

Ellen Morrison (Cunningham) Hayward, 89, Pictou, died May 4, 2015, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born September 30, 1925, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Perley M. Cunningham and Violet M. (Turnbull) Cunningham. She graduated from high school in Antigonish, attended StFX for two years and then graduated from Saint John’s Nursing School. Upon the death of her husband in 1974, she re-certified as a nurse and worked first at Edward Mortimer Place and then at Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital. Following her retirement in 1990, she enjoyed visits from her family, knitting sweaters and daily walks on the Jitney Trail. In June of 2014 she moved to Glen Haven Manor.
She is survived by three sons, Doug (Sylvia) Pictou; Jack (Kathy) Bridgewater; Bob (Liz) Socorro, New Mexico; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, John ‘Jack’ McKean Hayward; sister, Laura; two brothers, Roy, Harold.

Gillis, Mary Margaret

Mary Margaret Gillis, 87, Sydney, died May 6, 2015.
She is survived by her brother, Joseph Gillis, St. Andrews, Antigonish County.
Born September 24, 1927, in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Margaret (MacLellan) Gillis.
Online condolences: www.twcurry.com