Funeral service for the late Réal Joseph Daigle, 88, Silverwood Drive, Antigonish, was held August 20 in St. Ninian Cathedral, with Fathers Peter Baccardax, Donald MacGillivray and Syd Mifflen officiating. Burial was in St Croix Cemetery, Pomquet.
Mr. Daigle died August 16, 2014, in the RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Reader at the funeral Mass was Dorothy Boone.
Pallbearers were Bill Timmons, Lauchie MacIsaac, Ron Fraser, John MacLean, Eugene Swartzack and Angus MacIsaac.
Born in Gardiner, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Alice (Allain) Daigle. He came to St. Anne’s College as a youth, returning to the US to serve in the US Army during the Second World War. Following the war, he came back to Nova Scotia to continue his lifelong pursuit of education, graduating from Normal College and St. F.X. University with a BA and BEd. He also spent seven years in Quebec, where he both studied and taught, earning two Masters degrees from Laval University. He then continued his career as an educator in Nova Scotia, settling in Antigonish, where he was also active in the community, the St Ninian’s Choir, theatrical productions, and other personal interests.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter, Claire (Justin Pare), Halifax; son, Roch, Antigonish; granddaughter, Chandel Daigle; sister, Celestine Shienfield, North Chelmsford, MA; two nephews and one niece.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca
Funeral service for the late Rose Weatherbee, 87, Amherst, was held August 22 in Trinity St. Stephen United Church.
Mrs. Weatherbee died August 17, 2014.
Born in Arisaig, Antigonish County on June 7, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Flora Belle and Ronald MacDonald. She graduated as a RN from the Halifax Infirmary and worked at Highland View Regional Hospital, until she retired. She was passionate about her job and was often recognized for the wonderful care she had given decades before. She was a volunteer with the local branch of The Kidney Foundation, and more recently, volunteered for many years with the Amherst branch of the Canadian Cancer Society. The Terry Fox Run was one of the charities dearest to her heart and she played an important role in creating the ‘Grandmother’s Walk,’ which occurred on the same day. She played bridge numerous times per week and adored her fellow players – especially the Marsh Hens’ and the Monday Night 2-Table. She cherished the moments spent with these women and often shared the stories of the times with her ‘bridge girls’. She was a caregiver to stray cats for years and welcomed those who chose to move in to the neighbourhood.
She is survived by her five children, Glen, Jude, Stephen (Effie), all of Amherst; Beth (Steffen), Baie Verte, New Brunswick; Lori, Halifax; six grandchildren, Corey Lines, Craig Lines (Jess), Chris Goodwin, Tyler Goodwin (Julie McManaman), Alex Weatherbee, Langille Weatherbee; great-grandson, Aiden; sister, Mary Agnes MacDonald, Amherst.
She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Dennis Weatherbee (2005); three brothers, Alexander (Sandy), Joseph, Donald; two sisters, Sarah, Marie.
Online condolences: www.furlongjones.ca
A reception for the late Willard Orion Noland, 73, Indian Harbour Lake, Guysborough County, was held August 26 in Indian Harbour Lake Community Centre.
Mr. Noland died August 21, 2014, at home.
Born on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, he was a son of the late George Edward and Nellie Eveleen (Witty) Noland. He was a professional teacher who taught carpentry for a number of years at Cambrian College. He would have his students assist him in building new homes which enabled them to gain lots of firsthand experience and expertise. He owned his own explosives business on Manitoulin Island. He was a full-time beef farmer while performing many of his other duties and responsibilities. He enjoyed hunting, spending time in the bush cutting wood, spending time with family and friends, reminiscing of the old days, good jokes and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Marie; two sons, Tim (Deneen), George (Sue); two daughters, Jean (Carl), Nicole (Bruce); 10 grandchildren, Samantha, Bradley, Dawn, George Jr, Jamie, Arthur, Jeannie, Cathy, Christopher, Cindy; many great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Middaugh; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Freddie Noland; sister, Marjorie Veaudry.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com
Funeral service for the late Eugene Stephen Boyle, 71, Afton, Antigonish County, was held August 23 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Boyle died August 19, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Valerie Pettipas and Debbie Levangie. Alex Boyle, Shamus MacPherson, Audrey Boyle and Cora MacPherson presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Pallbearers were Terrance Boyle, Myles Somers, Francis Boyle, Kenny Boyle, Kevin Bowie and James Walker.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Thompson and Irene (Murphy) Boyle. He worked as an electrician for most of his life acquiring his Red Seal in 1973. For the last number of years he was electrical supervisor with Walker’s Electric. He enjoyed gardening and could even boast he had one of the most beautiful gardens in Afton. He also enjoyed time spent hunting at the old homestead in Merland.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jeannie (Bowie); son, Bradley (Sarah), Afton; seven, grandchildren: Dalton, Autumn, Alex, Shamus, Audrey, Cora, Andy; two brothers, Joe (Margaret), Afton; Jimmy (Louise), Truro; three sisters, Margie Prosser, Enfield; Cathy (Don) Beck, Annapolis Valley; Pat Alexander, Lethbridge, Alberta; two sisters-in-law: Louise, Afton; Maureen, Antigonish; brother-in-law, Maurice Pitts, Truro.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Johnny, Buddy; two sisters, Helen, one, in infancy; two brothers-in-law, Albert Prosser and Bruce Alexander.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
Funeral service for the late Elton Hugh MacInnis, 67, Antigonish, was held August 18 at Holy Rosary Church, Ballantyne’s Cove, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating.
Mr. MacInnis died August 14, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Roxanne MacDougall, Cathy Novak and Beverly Novak. Gabrielle, Kashia and Nicholas Melanson presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Hughie MacInnis. Altar server was Allan Roberts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Urn bearers were Joe MacInnis and Leroy MacInnis.
Honorary pallbearers were A.J. Mac-Donald, Hughie MacInnis, Kevin Melanson, Albie Falkenham, Sandy Novak and Jim MacLean.
He was a son of the late John Hugh and Mary MacInnis of Cape George Point. Starting at the age of 15, he began his many years of work as a heavy equipment operator, and he always enjoyed his work.
He is survived by his long-time partner, Joanne Novak and the Novak family; seven siblings, Joe (Bernadette), Leroy (Anne Marie), Marianne (David) Aus-ten, Rosie (A.J.) MacDonald, Simone MacDonald, Shirley Brown, Roberta MacDougall; sister-in-law, Linda Mac-Innis; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Jimmy; nephew, Jamie; brother-in-law, Andy Brown.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
Memorial service for the late Elizabeth “Betty” Bernice Miller (Walsh) MacKenzie was held August 22 at Our Lady of Lourdes, Stellarton.
Mrs. MacKenzie died August 18, 2014, at St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish
Born on February 28, 1929, in Auburnville, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late James Miller and Mary Elizabeth Duplessis (Miller). A steadfast warrior throughout her life, she modeled the highest standard of principles for healthy living while showing an acceptance for the realities of life. On her journey as wife and parent she experienced both loss and new life. Her new life with Gar remained filled with love to her last day. She loved fashion and color preferring to wear her own creations rather than “buying from a store.” She loved to bake, cook, clean and to garden. She had a great curiosity for learning about the human condition. She was a recovering person, a friend of Bill W., she understood the importance of self-expression through art and music. She took time to sing to her children while encouraging them to draw, write and to sing. She was a woman of faith. She arrived in Antigonish at a young age, working at St Bernard’s, under the direction of the Sisters of St Martha. She converted to the Roman Catholic faith and remained true to the Christian teachings throughout her life. Aware of her progression of dementia and the need for science to advance in this area of research, she requested her body be left to Dalhousie University Research Center.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Garfield MacKenzie; 11 children, Vincent Walsh (Sherri), Danny Walsh (Theresa), Pat Walsh, Susan Walsh (Diane), Margaret Walsh (Michael), Florence “Chris” Walsh, Nancy Morrell Lamey (Stephen), Rod Walsh (Karen), Andrew Walsh (Christy), Gordon Walsh (Lisa), Russell Walsh (Cathy); three stepchildren, Doug MacKenzie, Earl MacKenzie, Carolyn Dee (Alan); 22 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one great-great grandchild; seven siblings, Bertha Purcell, Catherine Coffin, Jim Miller, Caroline Power, Hazel Savoy, Clara Morrison, Tommy Miller.
She was predeceased by her first husband, John Daniel Walsh; son, Fred; two daughters, Mary-Anne, Josephine; three sisters, Celia Miller, Viola Jones, Jessie Surrette.
Gloria Dawn Adams, 83 Stellarton, formerly of Lochaber Lake, died August 17, 2014.
She is survived by her daughter, Stacey (Jim) Heighton; grandson, Christopher (Vicki) Heighton; great-granddaughter, Ella; several nieces and nephews.
Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Audrey (Hoade) Todd.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Gord; sister, Beryl Sinfield; three brothers-in-law Ted Sinfield, Doug and Bruce Sudden.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com
John Leonard MacKean, 65, Lower Sackville, died August 13, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marg; son, Michael (Leah) MacKean; daughter, Kathi (Cleveland) Desmond; two grandchildren, Hayley, C.J.; step-granddaughter Clevona; brother and his wife; his second mother, Aunt ‘DD’; uncle, Jimmy; many cousins, nieces and nephew.
He was predeceased by his nephews, aunts and uncles.
Born in East River St. Mary’s, he was the eldest son of the late Lawson and Frances (Gunn) MacKean.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com
Funeral service for the late Mary Sheila Jewkes, 90, Antigonish, was held August 13 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father John Barry and Father Donald MacGillivray officiating.
Mrs. Jewkes died August 9, 2014.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Matthew Jewkes and Andrew Aitken. Carrie Lee (Sears) Fraser and Jeannie (MacDonald) Smith presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Paul and Wendy (Jewkes) Aitken. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.
Pallbearers were Bart Sears, John David MacIsaac, A.J. Sears, Garret Sears, Colin (Dhu) MacDonald and David Roy MacDonald.
Born May 3, 1924, she was the third of five children of A.J. (Phonse) and Nano Sears. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a BSc in 1945. A woman ahead of her time, she often said that she “got her science degree before they split the atom.”
She married ‘the boy next door,’ the love of her life, Creighton Jewkes on June 14, 1948. A woman of deep faith, she was a lifelong member of St. Ninian Parish in Antigonish and the Jimtown Chapel Community.
As a member of the Eastern Auto family, Sheila was a natural behind the wheel.
During the war years, as a teenager, she was brought into service shuttling big ‘double clutched’ trucks across Eastern Nova Scotia, often accompanied by her little brother, Leo.
Later, she could be seen behind the wheel of the family jeep or her Opel GT, unusual choices for a woman.
She had an exceptional eye for colour and pattern, and was an expert seamstress, producing warm and inviting home interiors for her family to enjoy.
Her knack for colour and design extended to exterior spaces as well; she spent many happy hours in her gardens and greenhouse.
She worked with her husband for over thirty years doing the books for the Antigonish 5¢ to $1.00 Store. She could often be found with an adding machine on a Friday afternoon, surrounded by ledgers, ensuring they balanced to the penny.
She loved the water. She could be seen frequently on the waves of St. Georges Bay swimming around the salmon nets or expertly tacking her Laser across the Jimtown Pond.
She was an avid reader and was never without a book on the go. Another of her great pleasures was to spend Saturday afternoons with her sister Betty (Jack MacDonald) conquering the Globe and Mail crossword puzzle.
She is survived by her four children, Wendy (Paul Aitken), Lloyd (Noreen Nunn), Beth, Stephen (Janine Swales) Jewkes; 13 grandchildren, Andrew and Colin Aitken; Matthew and Brian Jewkes; Nora Nunn Murphy, Oona, Angus, Thomas and Adam Fraser; Creighton, Donald, Emma and Martha Jewkes; sister, Moira (Eldon McKeen); brother, Tom (Shirley Foley) Sears; dear friend and sister-in-law Anne (Leo McLean) Sears.
She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Creighton, in 2001; son, Donald Creighton, in 1998; sister, Betty (Jack MacDonald); brother, Leo Sears.
Funeral service for the late Mary Catherine (Wood) Fougere, 85, Auld’s Cove, Antigonish County, was held August 14 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Wade DeCoste officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Fougere died August 11, 2014, at R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Johnny and Jessie (MacAskill) Wood. She remained in Auld’s Cove after the passing of her husband, until she moved to Linwood. She took ill in September, 2011 and was cared for by her family until she was moved to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in April, 2014.
She loved gardening and was a wonderful cook and displayed this by her many years of preparing Sunday dinners for all of her family. She was a member of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave and CWL. She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary of Auld’s Cove Fire Department.
She is survived by two sons, Glen (Helen), Auld’s Cove; Carmen (Kate), NL; daughter, Karen (Roddy Bennett), Linwood; 11 grandchildren, John, Joel, Phillip, Angela, Jeffery, Stephanie, Mary Ann, Josh, Sandra, Brandon and Matthew; nine great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Lucas, Rory, Jacqueline, Logan, Jacob, Kaylen, MacKenzie and Gianna; five brothers, Ken (Catherine), Joe (Chrissy), Larry (Linda), all of Auld’s Cove; Danny (Jean), Cape Jack; Vincent (Annie), Port Hawkesbury; two sisters, Margie (Leo) Meagher, Auld’s Cove; Barbara Thompson, Antigonish; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Wood and Mary Wood, Auld’s Cove.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Adrian Fougere; son, John Wayne; daughter-in-law, Barbara; infant grandson, John; sisters, Laura Fougere and Mary Carol, in infancy; brothers, Jackie, Bernie, Allan and Ronnie.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com
Funeral service for the late Cyril Benjamin Brow, 79, Cape Jack, Antigonish County, was held August 14 in St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father John Barry officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Brow died August 9, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Sharon Brow and Sister Margaret. Tracey McMullen and Dwain Brow presented the offertory gifts.
Music was provided St. Paul’s Choir and Hank Boucher.
Pallbearers were Owen DeCoste, Kenneth Brow, Cedric MacEachern, Francis Brow, Allister Brow and Ian Olsen.
Born in Cape Jack, he was a son of the late Charles and Catherine (Pettipas) Brow.
He worked as a labourer on residential construction.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, a good game of cards and going to bingo.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Cecilia (England); four children, Wayne (Patsy), New Glasgow; Robert (Denise), Lloydminster, Alta.; Bonita (Scott) Harrison, Calgary; Dale (Paula), Newfoundland; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Gavel, Antigonish; Martha DeCoste, Cape Jack; brother, Raymond, Havre Boucher.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Helena, Althena; four brothers, Emmanuel, Hubert, Edward and Adrian; daughter-in-law, Lori.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
William Joseph Francis Murphy
A memorial service for the late William ‘Joseph’ Francis Murphy, 66, Antigonish, was held August 14, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Chapel with Deacon Art Riley officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian Cemetery.
Mr. Murphy died December 18, 2013, at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the memorial service were Marion Murphy and Theresa Ryan. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Urn bearer was Richard ‘Ricky’ Murphy.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late William Joseph and Mabel (Theriault) Murphy.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator in Fort McMurray for many years.
Roxella Jean ‘Roxy’ (Lynds) Geddes, 103, formerly of Brookside, Colchester County, died August 9, 2014.
She is survived by her son, Elroy (Marje) Geddes, Valley, Colchester County; daughter, Marjorie Murray, Brookside, Colchester County; two grandsons, Paul (Cynthia) Geddes, Comox, British Columbia; Blaine Geddes, Ottawa, Ontario; granddaughter, Shelley Geddes (Sheldon), Calgary, Alberta; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Amy (Doug) Dixon, Brockville, Ontario; brother-in-law, Doug MacKenzie, Truro; daughter-in-law, Nellie ‘Betty’ Geddes, Truro; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Geddes; son, Ronald Geddes; three granddaughters, Carole, Monica, Cathy; two brothers, Ralph Lynds, one, in infancy; four sisters, Florence MacKenzie, Frances (Huntley) McCallum, Gladys (George) McCallum, Helen (Ross) Archibald; son-in-law, Earle Murray.
Born August 7, 1911, in Central North River, she was a daughter of the late Hiriam Davis and Mary ‘Minnie’ (Cavanaugh) Lynds.
Online condolences: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.
Maude Almira (Arbuckle) MacEachern, 94, The Ponds died August 8, 2014.
She is survived by four daughters, Catherine (Francis) MacDonald, The Ponds; Sheila MacDonald, Abbotsford, B.C.; Audrey (Graham) Dearn, Dorval, Quebec; Sharon Slobodian, Surrey, B.C.; two sons, Angus (Mabel), Lower Sackville; Robert, The Ponds; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; son-in-law, Doug Lively; brother-in-law, Ross Moore.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Angus ‘Jack’ MacEachern; daughter, Almira Lively; grandson, Laurie Lively; five sisters, Lillian Clattenburg, Christina Beaver, Elizabeth Moore, Frances McGirr and Beulah MacKinnon; two sons-in-law, Duncan MacDonald and Frank Slobodian.
Born in The Ponds, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Roberta (Patton) Arbuckle.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Charles Milton Hartling, 85, Halifax, died August 4, 2014.
He is survived by two stepsons, Robert ‘Bobby’ King, Lenard Graves, both of Ontario; stepdaughter, Lorna Keeping (Gary), Alberta; seven grandchildren, Sheila (Brian), Patrick, Cory (Kim), Leah (Stephen), Jennifer, Chantelle, Connor; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, June Hartling, in 2005; three brothers, Roy, Gordon, Wilfred; two sisters, Stella, Louise.
Born in Wine Harbour, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Clarence ‘Clyde’ and Robina ‘Ruby’ (Benight) Hartling.
Online condolences: www.walkerfh.com
Kevin James Dill, 49, Timberlea, formerly of Blomidon, Kings County, died August 7, 2014.
He is survived by a daughter, Kaitlyn Dill (Dustin Corbett), Coldbrook; grandson, Noah; two sisters, Terri Fraser (Trevor MacDonald), Antigonish; Cindy (Randy) Rausch, Kentville; brother, Larry (Helen) Fraser, New Minas; girlfriend, Crystal Kaiser.
Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Linda (Dill) Fraser.
On-line condolences: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
Pat (Patricia Louise) Ritchie of Olds, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Olds Long Term Care Facility in Olds, Alberta on Friday morning, July 18, 2014 at the age of eighty-seven. Pat was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on May 16, 1927 to Vera and S. Crawford Murray and was known to her friends as “Patty Lou.” Following the passing of her father while still a young girl, her mother married Frank Garnett, who formally adopted Patty Lou. After spending some of her growing up years in Regina, Patty Lou’s parents moved to Toronto, Ontario where Patty Lou attending Havergal College until her graduation from High School in 1946. Following high school, Pat attended the University of Toronto where she graduated with a degree in English Literature. It was while at the University that Pat met her future husband, Dick Ritchie. Pat and Dick were married in Knox College Chapel at the University of Toronto on October 6, 1950. Following a brief time as a Presbyterian Minister’s wife in the Merigomish/Antigonish area of Nova Scotia, Pat found her role changing to that of being a Chaplain’s wife in the Canadian Armed Forces for the next twenty-three years, which took them from Canada to France to Germany and then back to Canada. Following Dick’s retirement from the Canadian Military, the family moved to Olds in 1974 where Pat continued her role as a minister’s wife until 1985. As a young girl Pat had been introduced to Pioneer Camps in Ontario, a relationship which continued up until her most recent camp experience at Family Camp at Pioneer Ranch Camp, Rocky Mountain House in 2010. Pat’s love for animals, especially horses was evident. She had many fond memories formed over the years by many of her four-legged friends: numerous horses, dogs and cats; and mom could often be overheard “kee-ing” to the hawks as they circled over Adair Meadows just southeast of Olds. Pat’s early experiences at travel with Dick during their military years may have helped form mom’s willingness to travel following Dick’s passing, as she headed to Lisbon, Portugal and then some years later to Angola, Africa to visit her son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Pat enjoyed having all her grandchildren close at hand for most of the past seven years, including two years during which time Pat lived with her son and his family in Olds. During mom’s last few years, her short-term and eventually her long term memory were increasingly a challenge, mom would almost always become engaged through the hearing of scripture or the singing of some of her favorite hymns and choruses. Pat was predeceased by her father, Samuel Murray Crawford, her step-father, Frank Garnett, her mother, Vera Garnett and her husband, Dick. Though Pat will be deeply missed by her son, Peter (Areni); her grandchildren, Wojamo, Ciara and Rochelle; her niece, Frances Ritchie; her cousin Dick (Elly) Beare of Sequim, Washington; her cousin Belva Foster (and family) of Lubango, Angola; and many friends both in the Olds area and from places across North America and beyond. We can rejoice that she is at last safely, securely and eternally enwrapped in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A Memorial Service celebrating Pat’s life was held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 5038-49 St., Olds, Alberta on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Doug Maxwell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Alberta Pioneer Ranch Camps. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com
Funeral service for the late Mary Josephine “Josie” Fougere-MacDougall, 97, Sydney, formerly of Frankville, Antigonish County, was held August 9 in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney, with Father Charles Donovan officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Mrs. Fougere-MacDougall died August 5 in Sagewood Continuing Care Facility in Lower Sackville.
Born in Frankville, she was the daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Levangie) Fougere. The second youngest of 14 children, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Living many years in Sydney, she was an active member in St. Anthony Daniel parish and a member of the CWL for more than 25 years. Following the death of her first husband in 1965, she moved back to Frankville and opened her own store “Josie’s Dairy”, which she ran from 1969-1974.
She is survived by three sons, Robert (Sam Wilson), Halifax; Al (Darlene), Powell River, British Columbia; Gerard, Vancouver, B.C.; three daughters, Betty (Gerald) MacDonald, Antigonish; Frances, Sydney; Annette (Jake MacKinnon) Parker, Stewiacke; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bessie (Andrew) Fougere, Havre Boucher; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Ambrose Fougere; second husband, Rannie MacDougall; five brothers, Mike, Hubert (Peggy), Howard, Andrew (Bessie), John; six sisters, Martha Sampson (Albert), Myra Forsythe, Irene Melong (Joe), Bertha, Mary Rita, Rita, as well as two siblings in infancy; three sons-in-law, Roy Delorey (Annette), Murray Parker (Annette), Bill McKinnon (Frances).
Online condolences: www.twcurry.com
Funeral service for the late Hubert Reginald Toole, 86, Manchester, Guysborough County, was held August 4 in Boylston United Church with Wayne Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in the United Church Cemetery.
Mr. Toole died July 31, 2014, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
Born in Leicester, NS, he was a son of the late Percy and Nita (Carter) Toole. He was a millwright and machinist by trade, working with Nova Construction throughout the Atlantic Provinces. He was co-owner and operator of Toole’s Machine and Sport Shop in Truro, retiring to Manchester in 1980. He was known in the community as the go-to person to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edna (Hadley) Toole; three daughters, Heather Hadley (John), Debra Martin (Tim), Susan Gibb (Brian); two sons, Howard Toole (Heather), Jonathan Toole (Charmaine); 11 grandchildren, Steven (Marilee), Sandra, Sheila (Kimberley), Justin (Adrienne), Jerrod (Shelly), Jessica (Alex), Ryan (Lesley), Robyn, Nicholas, Sarah, Jacob; six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Nevaeh, Serenity, Natalie, Braun, Rachel; four brothers, Willard, Albert, Earl, Alton; two sisters, Sadie, Dollie.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Jane, Miriam; three brothers, Merle, Gordon, Ross.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com
A celebration of life for the late Clinton Morgan, 80, Ontario, was held August 7 in French Family Funeral Home, Kirkland Lake, Ont. A secondary celebration will be held August 3, 2015, in Guysborough.
Mr. Morgan died August 3, 2014, in the Kirkland & District Hospital.
Born and raised in Guysborough County, he moved to Ontario and worked in the surveying field in the mining and forestry sectors for most of his working life.
He is survived by his son, Bruce (Mina) Morgan; his daughter, Debbie Morgan; two grandchildren, Robert and Sofia Morgan; three brothers, Charles, Edward, Clyde; sister, Carrie.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Munroe); five siblings John, Joseph, Douglas, Clair, Mae.
Online condolences: www.frenchfamily.ca