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).
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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.
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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
Funeral service for the late Mary Josepha “Jo” Beaton, R.N., 71, Halifax, was held August 7 in Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax.
Mrs. Beaton died August 3, 2014, at home.
Born August 9, 1942, in St. Andrews, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of Catherine Chisholm, Windsor Junction, and the late Leo Anthony Chisholm. She graduated from St. Martha’s School of Nursing, Antigonish, in 1963. During her nursing career, she worked at St. Martha’s Hospital; St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario; Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook, Newfoundland; IWK Hospital for Children, Halifax; Canadian Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic, Halifax; and a family medical clinic, Halifax. She was a long-time member of the Catholic Women’s League. She had a deep Catholic faith and was a faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Halifax, and Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Rod; son, Stephen (Claire), Bedford; brother, Rod (Vianna), Belleville, Ont.; sister, Irene (Ian) MacNeil, Windsor Junction; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by three siblings in infancy.
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Charles Rankin MacInnes, 72, son of the late Charles MacInnes, West Mabou and Catherine Annie (Rankin) of Mabou Harbour, died Friday, July 18 in the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. A resident of Amherst, Charlie was married for the past 54 years to his High School girlfriend Sandra (Hudson). Together, they raised four children, Chuck (Amherst) with children Kyle and Erin in Bolton, Ontario; Suzanne (Tony Ratchford) of Rothesay with children Sarah and Colin living in Toronto and Calgary; Craig (Kim Legare) with children Ryan, Nathan and Jordan all living in Ottawa; and youngest, Heather MacInnes (Keith Ratchford) residing in Moncton. Charlie and Sandra have one great-grandchild, Joseph. Charlie’s brother John (Colleen) of West Mabou, predeceased him. Charlie is survived by four siblings, Dan (Judy) of Antigonish, Anne Tarr (Stu) of Halifax, Leo (Janice MacKay) in St. Albert, Alberta, and Jimmy (Mary Lou) of Halifax. Charlie was a true older brother in his own family, outside the home he willingly served others in school, church, business and community groups. In the last quarter of his life, he was a counselor for men in Springhill and Dorchester prisons and after retirement worked with recovering addicts. His grasp of what was important in life gave him the capacity to urge others to hurdle over small things. He certainly took poor health in stride. He received a heart transplant at age 49 and despite numerous return trips to the Halifax clinic, Charlie built amicable relations with members of the cardiac teams. He responded to medical complications with patience and was one of the first and longest lasting heart-transplant recipients in the Province of Nova Scotia. He was particularly grateful to the family whose own tragedy and organ transplant permitted his extended life. In summer, Charlie loved being near or on the water. His association of water, work, enjoyment and Scottish music reflected a fondness for his boyhood rooted in Mabou summer vacations. The funeral service was held on July 24th in Amherst, at Christ Church Cathedral. The body was cremated.
Burial of the late Christine Pellerin, 52, will be held at a later date.
Born May 30, 1962, she was a daughter of the late Peter Dan and Mabel (Avery) Pellerin, Larry’s River.
She was employed at Parkland at the Gardens.
She is survived by brother, Danny (Karen), Halifax; two nephews, Jonathan, Jay, Mississauga, Ontario; two aunts, Regina Richard, Warwick, Rhode Island; Helen Delorey, St. Albert, Alberta; special friend, Lorraine Black.
Mary Eileen Humphrey, 60, River Denys, died July 31, 2014, in St Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Constance (Delano) McPeake. She worked most recently as an educator and guidance counselor for the Strait Regional School Board. Previous work placements included Browndale group homes for children, Barrie, Ontario; Cane River Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital, Louisiana; Whycocomagh School and Wellness Centre; Labrador Inuit Health Commission; Program Development Director at Charles J. Andrew Treatment Center, and the Nova Scotia Community College. She enjoyed the outdoors and hobby farming, and was a talented painter.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Dylan; four sisters, Jane, Sue, Margo, Cara; brother, John.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
A family service for the late Joan Ann (Johnson) Purvis, 70, Glenelg, will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Purvis died August 6, 2014, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Jane (Auld)Johnson and the late Walace A. Johnson. She graduated from St. Ann’s Nursing School, having been employed at the Aberdeen Hospital for 32 years and also with the Nunavut Health Authority
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband of 49 years, Sterling G. Purvis; two daughters, Carol A. Chabassol, Beatrice J. Cowan; son, Ritchie A.D. Purvis; seven grandchildren, Heather Cowan, Samantha Cowan, Susan Chabassol, Kowisha Chabassol, Carlyn Purvis, Garyn Purvis, Sophia Purvis; brother, Robert Johnson; sister, Lorna Decoste.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com
A memorial service for the late Donna Veral Gray, 66, Morpeth, will be held in Guysborough at a later date.
Mrs. Gray died August 1, 2014.
Born in Guysborough, she was a daughter of Bernadette (Murphy) and the late Harvey Hadley. She was the owner of Serena’s Ladieswear in Blenheim for 25 years. She enjoyed cooking, travelling and entertaining.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Jim Gray; daughter, Kelly Hetherington (Greg); son, Mike Gray (Kerri; two grandsons, Mason, Liam; four brothers, Shawn Hadley (Diane), Jerry Hadley, Billy Hadley (Barb), Bevin Hadley (Anne); sister, Carolyne Hadley; two nieces, Kim, Karen; three nephews, Jeffrey, Phillip, Adam.
She was predeceased by brother, Teddy.
Funeral service for the late Mary Margaret Chisholm, 88, Halifax, Truro and Antigonish, was held August 1 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Andrew Boyd officiating, assisted by Father Charles Cameron. Burial was in St. Ninian Cemetery, Antigonish.
Mrs. Chisholm died July 28, 2014, in Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Joyce Fraser, Regina Tate and Audrey MacDonald. Paulette Tate and Suzanne MacDonald presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Margie Tate. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.
Pallbearers were nephews Andre MacDonald, Gerard MacDonald, Greg Fraser, Kenny Tate, Donald Tate and grandson George Melitides.
Born May 24, 1926, in Heatherton, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Alex A. MacDonald and Jennie E. (Chisholm) MacDonald. She attended school in Heatherton, Bayfield and Mabou, and graduated in 1948 from St. Martha’s School of Nursing in Antigonish. She nursed in Sainte-Anne–de-Bellevue, Quebec and in Antigonish. Following her marriage in 1950, she dedicated herself full-time to her family. She was a member of St. Ninian’s parish in Antigonish for 46 years. She and her husband later resided in Halifax until his death in 2007, and she moved to Truro in 2008, where she lived at Parkland Estates and then at Karlaine Place. She was a resident of Parkstone Enhanced Care in Halifax since November of 2013.
She is survived by four daughters, Carmel (Tom Chisholm), Truro; Deborah Beban, Victoria, British Columbia; Faye, Vancouver, B.C.; Amy Chisholm (Sandy Melitides), Halifax; son, Melvin, Halifax; two granddaughters, Colene, Kerry; four grandsons, Colin, Eric, George, Demetri; sister, Kaye Fraser, Heatherton; brother Chisholm (Libby) MacDonald, Heatherton; two sisters-in-law, Florence MacDonald, Marcella MacDonald, both of Heatherton; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Colin A. (“Collie”) Chisholm; three brothers, Alan, John, Monsignor Donald MacDonald; two sisters, Anna Tate (Jim) and Genevieve Chisholm (Bill); son-in-law, Don Beban; brother-in-law, John D. Fraser.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca
Funeral service for the late “Thelma” Mary Avery, 88, of Canso, Guysborough County, was held July 31 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Avery died July 28, 2014, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Cora (Gurney) Hurst. She worked at Simpson’s in Halifax during the Second World War. She also worked at the old and new hospitals in Canso, as a cook and on the floors. She was known for her crafts and her homemade quilts. She was a member of the Shamrock Club and a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 46, Canso.
She is survived by three sons, James (Linda), Newmarket, Ontario; Wayne (Lucy), Canso; Barry (Corine), Lower Sackville; daughter, Deborah (Kevin) Avery-McAloon, Canso; six grandchildren, Lisa, Stephen, Joshua, Eli, Jamie, Nichole; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Hurst, Halifax; Frances Jackson, Bertha Bond, both of Canso.
She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Avery; two sisters, Patricia, Viola; brother, Percy “Buddy”.
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Funeral service for the late Thomas Vincent Everett Dort, 87, Pictou County, was held August 2 in Christ Anglican Church, Stellarton, with Reverend Aidan Kingsbury officiating. Burial was in Abercrombie Cemetery.
Mr. Dort died July 30, 2014, in the Aberdeen Hospital.
Born June 3, 1927, in Halfway Cove, he was a son of the late Joseph and Nellie (George) Dort. He was very active in the West Side Community Center. An avid sports enthusiast and fan, he coached the girl’s softball team and went on to win the Nova Scotia championship. He had a passion for fishing and fly tying, was an avid card player and was involved in New Horizon Seniors Club and the Pictou County Seniors Festival. He was a volunteer firefighter with the New Glasgow Fire Department. He was employed by Schrader’s Meat Market, Dominion Stores and with the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Bilney); daughter, Deborah (Rose); son, Howard (Linda); grandson, Jeffery (Sabrina); granddaughter, Sarah (Simon); brother, Russell (Shirley); sister-in-law, Marion Dort; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Gloria “Dolly” Schrader; two brothers, Vernon, Havelock; sister, Johannah Lawless.
A memorial service for the late William Jacob Bugden, 71, Indian Harbour Lake, was held August 4 in HW Angus Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow, with Reverend Caroline Barclay officiating.
Mr. Bugden died July 30, 2014, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Sherbrooke.
He was the youngest of 14 children born to the late Benjamin and Josephine (Mooring) Bugden. He worked at Eastern Transport, Trenton Works and G.W. Reid Well Drilling, and was a commercial fisherman. He enjoyed hunting, artistic woodworking, 4-wheeling and meeting with friends for a tea or coffee break. A former resident of Little Harbour, he made “The Cottage” on beautiful Indian Harbour Lake his home in 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Ferguson); son, Kenny (Karen); daughter, Kimberly (Peter Rose); four grandchildren, Greg and DJ Bugden; Karlee and Spenser Rose; five sisters, Bertha McNeil, Muriel Myers, Elizabeth Dale, Jean Ravenhill, Anna Hughes; brother, Gordon Bugden.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Neil, Scott, Alton, Leslie, Danny; two sisters, Ada, Verna.
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Funeral service for the late Velma Christina Munroe, 62, Lower Whitehead, Guysborough County, was held August 4 in Whitehaven Community Center, Whitehead, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the Whitehead Cemetery.
Mrs. Munroe died July 29, 2014, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax.
Born in Lower Whitehead, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Muriel (Hendsbee) Rhynold. She worked at Sea Freeze Fish Plant, Canso, for many years. She enjoyed camping and spending time with family and friends. She gained great pleasure from volunteering in her community.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Garfield; daughter, Corinna (Glenn), Valley; son, Eric (Deanna), Halifax; six brothers, Lee (Bridget), Ontario; Jerry (Leona), Country Harbour; Lindsay, Indian Harbour Lake; Harvey (Annette) Dartmouth; Wilson (Trudi), River John; Fred, Whitehead; two sisters, Maureen (Claude), Fort McMurray; Angela Duquette, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sister, Bonnie, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com
Funeral service for the late Adrianus Joseph Cornelis “Adrian” Verhagen, 57, Bailey’s Brook, was held July 25 in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Mr. Verhagen died July 22, 2014, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax.
Born April 2, 1957, in River Bourgeois, he was a son of the late Adrianus Hendrikus and Johanna Cornelia (Van Biggerlaar) Verhagen. He was employed in forestry and operated a hobby sheep farm for many years. He was an avid race fan, especially enjoying his role as crew chief and mechanic for the “Verhagen No. 97 Team,” which raced at Riverside Speedway, Antigonish. He was passionate about his gardens and looked forward each year to deer hunting season.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jocelyn Verhagen; two daughters, Julie Verhagen (Bryan Buchanan), New Glasgow; Rosie Verhagen (Shawn Kennedy), St. Paul’s; two sons, Adrian Verhagen, Bailey’s Brook; Andrew (Samantha) Verhagen, Hopewell; four grandchildren, Dylan, Blake, Danica, Tristan; sister, Anne (Jim) McNeil, Lower Barney’s River; two brothers, Marinus (Dorothy) Verhagen, Linacy; John Verhagen, Bailey’s Brook and his fiancée, Cathy Wilkinson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Andrew, in infancy, Peter.
Funeral service for the late Eva Helen Hewitt, 84, Port Hilford, Guysborough County, was held August 2 in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Chapel, Sherbrooke, with Reverend David MacLean officiating. Burial was in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Port Hilford.
Miss Hewitt died July 30, 2014, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Born November 7, 1929, in Port Hilford, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Morse and Annie (Reid) Hewitt. She graduated from St. Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. She started her nursing career in Sherbrooke and later at St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish, where she was the head nurse on 3rd West, retiring in 1991. She will be remembered for her dedication to nursing, as well as her knit and crocheted handwork. She was a member of Port Hilford United Baptist Church, Port Hilford Women’s Institute and Florence Fraser Chapter #47 Order of The Eastern Star Lodge.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Alice Hewitt, Port Hilford; Marilyn Hewitt, Dartmouth; six nieces and nephews, Catherine Hewitt, Antigonish; Frances (John) Gosse, Dartmouth; David Hewitt, Toronto; Brenda (Peter Hammond) Hewitt, Prospect Village; Mary Hewitt, Halifax; Donald (Amy) Hewitt, Morrin, Alberta; six grand-nephews, Benjamin Gosse, Reid Anderson, Lucas Hewitt, Connor Hammond, Nikolas Hewitt, Carter Hewitt.
She was predeceased by two brothers, James Reid, Edgar Morse “Bud”; dear friend, Asa Hurst.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com
A memorial service for the late Wayne Alexander Archibald, 69, Middle Sackville/Aspen, was held July 30 in Kirk Memorial United Church with Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Burial was in Aspen Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Archibald died July 23, 2014.
Born in Aspen, he was a son of the late Alexander and Helen (MacKeen) Archibald. He was a Red Seal Certified carpenter, spending his last 10 working years at Trecan Combustion in Hubley. He enjoyed being in Aspen tinkering in his shop, spending time at Murray Lake and skeet shooting.
He is survived by his partner of 22 years, Carol Thibedeau; two sons, Sandy (Krista Darroch), Centerdale, Pictou County; David, Kelowna, British Columbia; daughter, Susan (Curtis) Mahar, Beaver Bank; four stepchildren, Dean Dayton, Sackville; Yvonne Hearsum, Kitchener, Ontario; Barbara (Gordon) MacDonald, Dartmouth; Karen Robert, Middle Sackville; 13 grandchildren, Brooke, Katelyn, Carter, Shelby, Michael, Racheal, Melissa, Matthew, Emily, Samantha, Connor, Jacob, Megan; four siblings,Ronnie, Canso; Andy, Ottawa; Elizabeth (Harry ) Ivey; Ottawa; Paul Hudson,Toronto; several nieces and nephews.
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Marie (Lynch) Peacocke died July 26, 2014.
She is survived by two daughters, Laura Ullyott (Kevin), Calgary; Mona Lynch, Halifax; five grandchildren, Tara (Kelvin Moore), Logan, Brett, Brock, Luke; three sisters, Anita Hurd, Jean Jenkins, Brantford, Ontario; Patricia (John) MacKenzie, Antigonish; brother, Francis (Brenda) White, Whiteside; cousin, Gerald White (Susan), Grosse Pointe, Michigan; Barbara Peacocke (late Jerome), Dartmouth; Sean Peacocke (Lindsey), Ian Peacock, Neal Peacocke; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased her parents, Mayme (Cameron) and Duncan White, Whiteside; two husbands, John B. Lynch, Douglas D. Peacocke; sisters, Clare McArthur (Mike),Thelma Campbell (John).
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Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Raphael Duprey, baptized Sybil Marie Duprey, 95, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held July 25, at Bethany Chapel, with Father Neil McKenna officiating.
Sister Duprey died July 21, 2014, at Bethany Motherhouse.
She was in the 76th year of religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Debbie Pike. Pall carrier was Joan MacDonnell. Candle bearers were Sister Phyllis O’Donnell and Sister Ethel Cody. Readers were Sister Joan Walker, Sister Shirley Bruce and Sister Genevieve MacDonald. Betty Butler and Sister Marie Smith presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by cantor Sister Claire MacNeil, organist Sheila Redden, Sister Florence Kennedy and leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet.
Pallbearers were Dan Fougere, Wayne Farrell, Gerald MacIsaac, Tony MacGillvray, Connie Beaton and Kenneth Farrell.
Born in Westville, she was the eldest of five children of the late Angus Joseph Duprey and Jennie (White) Duprey.
She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in September, 1936, pronounced her first vows in 1938, and her perpetual profession of vows August 24, 1942. After her profession of vows, she ministered, chiefly, in office duties in various institutions operated by the congregation and in later years volunteered in pastoral care. She was Community Leader in several convents where she lived. In Nova Scotia, Sister served at Bethany, St. Martha’s Hospital, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, all in Antigonish; and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay. In Alberta, she served at St. Michael’s General Hospital and Martha Centre, both in Lethbridge; Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff; and St. Elizabeth Convent, Calgary. She is fondly remembered in the many health care institutions of the Sisters, East and West, for her gentle spirit and compassionate presence to all who entered her life.
She is survived by sister, Sister Gladys, CSM; brother, George.
She was predeceased by sister, Genevieve O’Leary; brother, Martin.