Saturday, Jul 23rd, 2016

Obituaries

Kelly, Dorothy

Funeral service for the late Dorothy Kelly, 86, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, formerly of Antigonish and Mulgrave, was held July 13 in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Mulgrave, with Reverend Evelyn Knorr officiating. Burial was in St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Kelly died July 8, 2016, at the home.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she was the only child of the late William and Anabel (Alexander) Colquhoun. Prior to retirement, she was employed with the Canadian Red Cross, Hamilton, Ontario, as a blood technician. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Mulgrave, where she was an active choir member; lay reader and a member of the ACW. She was also a member of Faith Chapter #53 Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Royal Canadian Legion Cambrai Branch 37 Ladies Auxiliary, volunteer at Strait Richmond Hospital and R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. She was also active in pastoral care at Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. She was a member of the Memory Lane Senior Citizens’ Club, Mulgrave, and a member of Nova Scotia Federation of Seniors and Pensioners.

She is survived by her daughter, Heather, Waterloo, Ontario; son, Gordon, British Columbia; three grandchildren, Jessica Whitmore, Kitchener, ON; William Kelly, Victoria, BC; Sarah Kelly, Kelowna, BC.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon W. Kelly, Antigonish; son, Christopher J. Kelly, Calgary, Alberta.

Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

 

Boudreau, Walter ‘Robert’

A celebration of life for the late Walter ‘Robert’ Boudreau, 67, Halifax, will be held in Lakevale Church, Antigonish County, at a later date.

Mr. Boudreau died July 3, 2016.

Born October 19, 1948, and raised in Antigonish Harbour, he was a son of the late Mary Margaret ‘Mae’ (Grant) and Vincent Boudreau. He moved to Halifax and started his career in the home heating industry, operating his own business, contracting through Cunards and then Irving for many years. He enjoyed baseball and hockey and was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan. He was also up for a game of poker. He enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on Antigonish Harbour, gathering with family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters, Robin (Darrell Avery), Suzanne Mariner (Kevin), Nicole (Andy Palmer); two grandchildren, Brooke, Hunter; his wife of 36 years, Judy (MacDonald) Boudreau; his partner of 11 years, Sandra, St. Peter’s; eight sisters, Jean Cameron (John), Judy and Joan Boudreau, Kay Cameron (Leo), all of Antigonish; Alice Fanning (Gary), New Glasgow; Dorothy Gillis (Robert), Florence Jesso (Jackie), Gloria Boudreau, all of Halifax; three brothers, Francis (Janet), River John; Bill (Bernice), Halifax; Joe (Rose), Antigonish; aunt, Mary (Oscar) Challenger; many cousins, several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or a charity of choice.

Greencorn, Hans Jurgen

Funeral service for the late Hans Jurgen Greencorn, 58, Mulgrave, Guysborough County, was held July 12, in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Mulgrave, with Rev. Evelyn Knorr officiating. Burial was in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Mulgrave.

Mr. Greencorn died July 7, 2016, at home.

Born in Letter, West Germany, he came to Canada at the age of five months. He was a son of the late Phillip and Elizabeth ‘Marg’ (Brendel) Greencorn. He was an avid woodsman, who spent many years working the chainsaw. He also worked for Martin Marietta, and then made a major move to Fort McMurray, where he worked with Suncor for four years. Due to an accident in October, he returned home to Mulgrave, where he was taken under his baby sister’s wing, until the time of his death.

He is survived by two daughters, Stacey (Scott) Ridell, Dartmouth; Ashley (Mitchell), Fort McMurray; son, Hans, Fort McMurray; two grandsons, Cole, Hunter; two granddaughters, Emma and Ava;  two sisters, Helga, Diane (Archie), both of  Mulgrave; four brothers, Paul, Mulgrave; Edward (Wanda), Alphonse (Jackie), both of Port Hawkesbury; Kenny (Sandra), Lincolnville; several nieces and nephews; special nephew, Brian, whom he looked forward to seeing daily; three close friends, Tony, Wayne and Kevin.

He was predeceased by brother, Kristean; brother-in-law, John B. MacKinnon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association of Nova Scotia, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Mulgrave, or Mulgrave and Area Resting Place.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Thompson, John Sylvester

John Sylvester Thompson, 72, Antigonish Manor, died July 5, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

He is survived by three sons, Michael, Toronto; John, Manitoba; Douglas, Toronto.

He was predeceased by son, Terry.

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Welsh, Arlene Joanne

Funeral service for the late Arlene Joanne Welsh, 67, Hadleyville, Guysborough County, was held July 9 in St. James Anglican Church, Middle Melford, with Reverend Evelyn Knorr officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Hadleyville.

Mrs. Welsh died July 5, 2016, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late William James and Eva Viola (Pacey) Hamilton. She was a part-time mail driver, who enjoyed going to hockey rinks with her grandchildren and watching them play. She loved going on road trips, exploring new places. She made two trips across Canada.

She is survived by her husband, George; two daughters, Melinda Welsh, Tasha Welsh, both of Mulgrave; four grandchildren, Brandon Breen, Ben Breen, Kian Kennedy and Khloe Kennedy; two sisters, Darlene Hamilton, Charlene Marsh, both of Hamilton, Ont.; three brothers, Billy; Bobby (Michelena), John, all of Hamilton, Ont.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Jacquline Hamilton, Marlene Gay; brother, Wayne.

Memorial donations may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital or St. James Anglican Church, Middle Melford.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Gillis Sr., David

Memorial Mass for the late David Gillis Sr., 89, Canandaigua, New York, will take place July 23, in St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Gillis died December 30, 2015.

Born in New York City and raised in Judique, Nova Scotia, he was a decorated, disabled Second World War veteran, who served in the Army Corps of Engineers. After the war, he served as a sergeant in the US Air Force in Japan.  He moved to New York City as a young man, where he married, Margaret, and together they raised their family in New York and Massachusetts. He worked as a draftsman for Ratheon Corporation in Mineola, New York, and Boston. He also worked as a surveyor for the State of Massachusetts.

He is survived by his four children, Kevin (Andrea) Gillis, Sandra Hyde, Laurie (Thomas) Marino, David (Lorelei) Gillis Jr.; eight grandchildren, Courtney (Peter) Brillon Jr., Cameron Gillis, Megan Hyde, John (Tanya) Hyde, Jessica (Stephen) Casey, Edward Walukonis, Dustin Gillis, Ryan Gillis; seven great-grandchildren, Robert, Jayden, Kyle, Carter, Ava, Leah and Cayleigh; two sisters, Cathy Boyd and Pauline Smith; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Margaret Mary Gillis; two sisters, Muriel Shea and Annie Gillis; niece, Denise O’Neill; great-grandson, Alexander Thomas Casey.

Cameron, Berkley

A celebration of life for the late Berkley Cameron will take place July 30, from 6-8 p.m., at the St. F.X. Keating Centre.

Mr. Cameron died July 7, 2016.

Born in Fairmont in 1939, he was the youngest of 12 children born to Allan D. and Catherine Cameron. In addition to being a teacher for more than 30 years, he had a great love for the outdoors and was an avid cross country skier, fossil hunter and mushroom picker. He was passionate about outdoor education and was instrumental in developing the reach-out teach-out centre in Arisaig. He also enjoyed other activities, including golf, bridge, reading Second World War novels and cooking. People came from near and far for a taste of his delicious biscuits, mustard pickles and turkey pies. He was also well known for his backyard garden that he generously shared with anyone who stopped by the back deck. Probably nowhere was he happier then when he was surrounded by friends and family and playing the piano at 65 Brookland Street.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years,  Merle (Gouthro); four children, Wendy (Jean Robert Lachance), Rollie (Sue), Michelle (Darren MacGillivray), Robert (Jes); six grandchildren, Tyler and Grace Cameron; Emily and Grant MacGillivray; Drew and Taylor Cameron; three brothers, Junior, Clarence, St. John Cameron; sister, Rhoda King.

Tobin, Ethel Mae

Funeral service for the late Ethel Mae Tobin, 83, Antigonish, was held July 12 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Joe MacKenzie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Tobin died July 7, 2016, at home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Jenna Pitts, Jan Tobin and sister Evey Fowler. Mary Hurst (sister) and Bill MacInnis (brother) presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Donald MacLellan. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.

Pallbearers were Terrence Bowman, Basil Pitts, Kyle Pitts, Mike Tobin, Lindsay Bowman and Jeff Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers were Donald MacLellan, Donnie MacInnis, Bud MacInnis, John Kennedy, John MacKenzie, Lawrence MacDonald, Danny Berry and Shaun Smith.

Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Colin and Alice (Elliott) MacInnis. For many years, she enjoyed working for Gold Star Christmas Tree Company and Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition. Previously, she was an operator with MT&T phone company. She believed in giving back to her community. Among her volunteer endeavors were St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Progressive Conservative party and Bulldog hockey teams. In 2005, she was honoured with an induction into the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame, as volunteer of the year. Her passion for sports continued on through the years, as she watched her grandchildren excel in hockey, baseball and horseback riding. She enjoyed traveling and looked forward to her many trips with her ‘twisted’ sisters, creating stories that can’t be shared.

She is survived by her husband, Carman; three daughters, Charmaine (Terrence) Bowman, Ashdale; Darlene (Jeff) Sullivan, New Glasgow; Tracey (Basil) Pitts, Antigonish; daughter-in-law, Jan Tobin, Antigonish; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Hurst, Antigonish; Mable Sutherland, Stellarton; Betty Camillo, South Carolina; Evey Fowler, Strathmore, Alberta; four brothers, Billy, Trenton, Ontario; Barry, Brooks, Alberta; Larry, Philip, both of Antigonish.

She was predeceased by her son, Blaise; one child, in infancy; sister, June Gaipo; two brothers, Jackie, Buddy.

Memorial donations may be made to VON Antigonish or Antigonish and Area Homemakers Services.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

DeCoste, Alva Margaret

Funeral service for the late Alva Margaret DeCoste, 71, of Monastery, Antigonish County, was held July 12 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be held at a later date.

Mrs. DeCoste died July 7, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Kaye Gallant, Peter Bowman and John DeCoste. Amanda DeCoste, Julie Pettipas and Connor Broussard presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Francis Delorey. Music was provided by Kevin DeCoste Jackie Benoit Retia Decoffe and Connie DeCoffe.

Pallbearers were Bryce Delorey, Patrick O’Neil, Roger Broussard Andy DeCoste, Dee Bowman and Johnny Behie.

Honorary pallbearers were sisters-in-law Kaye Gallant, Theresa Landry, Emma DeCoffe, Mary Mattie, Helen Stewart, Eileen Moore, Marilyn DeCoste, Shirley Decoste, Frances Decoste, Shirley DeCoste, Susan Bowman, Geraldine Bowman and Yvonne DeCoste.

Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late William Francis and Mary Agnes (O’Neil) Bowman. In her early years, she worked at the Acadia Fish Plant in Mulgrave. She and her husband moved to Ontario, where she worked for many years. They returned to Monastery in the late 1970s and she was then employed with Silver’s Cleaners, Antigonish, and Irving Oil, in Port Hastings. She retired from Levy’s in Antigonish. She enjoyed snowmobiling and all outdoor sports. She also enjoyed music, especially bluegrass festivals.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bill; two brothers, Peter (Geraldine), Frankville; Tom (Susan), New Glasgow; sister, Donna (Tom) Delorey, Frankville; seven sisters-in-law, Kaye (late Percy) Gallant, Antigonish; Theresa (Joe) Landry, Afton; Emma (Ronnie) DeCoffe, Innisfil; Marjorie (Marcel) Valade, Vermillion Bay, Ont.; Mary (late Jimmie) Mattie, Heatherton; Helen (Gerry) Stewart, Havre Boucher; Eileen (Frank) Moore, Monastery; eight brothers-in-law, John, Lower South River; Francis (Shirley), Tracadie; Edward, Halifax; Bernard (Sharon), Etobicoke, Ont.; Ernest (Shirley), Linwood; Everett (Marilyn), Thorburn; Ellsworth (Yvonne), Tracadie; Kevin (Frances), Afton.

She was predeceased by brother, Francis; sister-in-law, Angela; five brothers-in-law, Lawrence, Jim; three, in infancy.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Building Fund or charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

 

Lydon, Donna Marie

Funeral service for the late Donna Marie Lydon, 68, Antigonish, was held July 8 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Lydon died July 5, 2016.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Barb MacDonald and Miriam Gillis. Altar servers were Margie and James Benoit. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.

Pallbearers were Steven MacIsaac, Max Well-Gifford, Hughie MacFarlane, Len MacDonald, Bill MacPherson, Carl Chisholm and Dennis Boyle.

Born April 26, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Mary Kate (MacPherson) and the late Angus MacIsaac. She helped and assisted others with CARE Van activities, Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Red Cross, Dr. John Hugh Gillis drama department, canvassing for many organizations, plus volunteering for community and university events.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jack Gary Lydon; daughter, Kimberly Ann (Steven MacIsaac), Antigonish; grandson, Phoenix Lydon-Ryan; sister, Teresa, three brothers, Huntley (Margie), Lauchie (Betty), Gerald (Margaret), all of Antigonish; her in-laws, Floyd (Helen), Ottawa; Diana (Glenn Gifford), Dallas, Texas; Allan, Calgary; Janet and Leo Duggan, Upper South River.

She was predeceased by brother, D.G. MacIsaac; sister, Ann Marie MacKinnon; mother and father in-law, Tom and Marjorie Lydon.

Memorial donations may be made to Antigonish Seniors CARE Van or to St. Vincent de Paul.

Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

 

MacKay, Cecil Charles

Funeral service for the late Cecil Charles MacKay, 81, Maryvale, Antigonish County, was held July 7 in St. George Church, Georgeville, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating, assisted by Father Gerard MacInnis and Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. MacKay died July 4, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Katherine Ann Brown, Vincent Walsh and Mary MacLellan. Justin MacKay and Katlyn MacKay presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Mary MacLellan. Music was provided by Ty Wallace.

Pallbearers were Everett Pitts, Jim O’Brien, A.D. MacLellan, John Anthony Wallace, Tom O’Hearn and Bernie Falkenham.

Born February 23, 1935, in Keppoch, Antigonish County, he was the son of the late John R. and Annabelle (Malcom) MacKay. At an early age, he moved to Livingstone’s Cove, where he grew up under the guidance of the late Joe Brown (and his wife Marie), who instilled in him his intense love of fishing and a deep and unwavering faith. After marriage to Sally Ann Wallace on November 24, 1959, he bought a nearby farm in Morar. He spent many years as a painter foreman at StFX University. After retirement, he could often be found at his favorite haunt, Dooley’s.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sally; two sons, Gerard (Debbie), Allan (Karen); two daughters, Sherry (Vincent), Mary Leigh (Rod); six grandchildren, Trevor, Justin, Melanie, Katelyn, Dylan, Kayleigh; three great-grandchildren, Paige, Riley and Oakley; sister, Marlene; two brothers, Dan, George. 

He was predeceased by son, John Anthony, in infancy; daughter, Ruth Ann (Ronnie ‘Red’) MacGillivrary; two sisters, Mary Agnes, Betty; five brothers, Felix, Garnet, John R., Eddie, Sandy.

Memorial donations may be made to the R.K. Foundation or St. George’s Parish Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

MacDonald, Lucy C.

Funeral service for the late Lucy Christina MacDonald, 81, Greenwold Manor, Antigonish, was held July 9 in St. Ninian Cathedral, with Father Joe MacKenzie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. MacDonald died June 30, 2016, at home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Lynn Marie MacDonald, Dawn McKenna and Mary Jean MacPherson. Byron and Edna MacDonald presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.

Pallbearers were Sandy Horne, Keith Horne, Wade Horne, Rod Horne, Danny McKenna and John Tulkens.

Born in Little Dover, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Annie (Sampson) Horne. She worked in Toronto for many years. She returned to Nova Scotia, following her retirement in 1989. She enjoyed spending time in the garden and sewing. She was very fond of animals.

She is survived by her husband, Robert, Antigonish; son, Byron (Edna), Saint John, New Brunswick; sister, Cynthia Smith, Antigonish; two brothers, Ambrose (Ruby), Antigonish; Pat (Susan), Newfoundland.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Robert, Walter ‘Buddy’, Lewis, Isaac; two sisters, Jessie, Cleophas; brother-in-law, Joseph Smith.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacEachern, Ralph Joseph

Ralph J. MacEachern

A private service for the late Ralph Joseph MacEachern, 67, Craigmore, will be held at a later date.

Mr. MacEachern died July 3, 2016, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.

Born November 2, 1948, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Donald Vincent and Mary Florence (MacDougall) MacEachern. He spent his early years working as a lobster fisherman and the last 20 years working with Scott Vac Septic Services. He had a great love for animals.

He is survived by his sister, Mary C. ‘Tootsie’ Gavel, Antigonish; five brothers, Angus A. MacEachern, Port Hawkesbury; Donald V. ‘Buster’ MacEachern, Craigmore; Robert A. MacEachern, Antigonish; David F. MacEachern, Malcolm G. MacEachern, both of Craigmore; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brother, Bernie (Donna) MacEachern; brother-in-law Edward Gavel; sister-in-law, Susan MacEachern.

Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Palliative Care.

Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.com

Fancy, Dora Augustina ‘Tena’

Dora A. Fancey

Funeral service for the late Dora Augustina ‘Tena’ Fancy, 88, was held July 6 in St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Guysborough, with Father Danny MacLennan officiating. Burial was in St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Church Cemetery, Queensport.

Mrs. Fancey died July 2, 2016, in QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Born in Queensport, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Alphonze and Gertrude (Richard) O’Leary. She enjoyed traveling, picking berries and fruit, sewing, quilting and family get togethers.

She is survived by three sons, Rodger (Patricia), Hureauville; Gary (Arlene), New Waterford; Blair (Leslie), Tracadie; daughter, Marie LoPresti (Nick), Halifax; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen (Bill Brown), Minnie (Joe Doiron); brother, Osborne (Winnie).

She was predeceased by her husband, Malcom; son, Denis; three sisters, Alice, Florence George, Mary Casey; two brothers, Thomas, Leo.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice

 

Kawaja, Darryl

A memorial Mass for the late Darryl ‘Dee Dee’ Kawaja, 75, Port Hawkesbury, was held July 2 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury.

Mr. Kawaja died June 30, 2016, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.

Born in 1941, in Mulgrave, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late John and Mary (MacDonald) Kawaja. He worked for 41 years as a paper maker at Stora. While he loved to travel, from the mountains of Nepal to the plains of Kenya, he also found adventure close to home on the slopes of Keppoch and in the waves of Cape Breton.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; three daughters,  Nicole, Nancy, Cheryl; son, John; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Cheryl Trinca, Eileen Brow; two brothers, Donald Kawaja, George Kawaja.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Myrna Kawaja, Carol Marie, in childhood.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark’s United Church Syrian Refugee Fund (Port of Welcome Settlement Association) or to the Port Hawkesbury Food Bank.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Prosper, Lloyd ‘Joseph’

Lloyd ‘Joseph’ Prosper, 75, Paqtnkek First Nation, Antigonish County, died June 30, 2016 at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Frank Marble and Mary Ellen Prosper. He spent many years in Woburn, Massachusetts, where he worked in construction as a drywaller.

He is survived by two sons, Kenny, Brian, Tewksbury, Mass.; two daughters, Valerie, Lisa, Tewksbury, Mass.; brother, John Francis, Paq’tnkek First Nation; sister, Patricia (Tom) Coupland, Hamilton, Ontario.

He was predeceased by son, Michael; brother, Thomas.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Roach, Sister Marie S.

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Marie Simone Roach, 93, a Sister of Saint Martha, was held July 6 in Bethany Chapel with Father Gerard MacInnis officiating.

Sister Roach died July 2, 2016, at Bethany, the Motherhouse, in the 69th year of religious life.

Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Marion Sheridanr. Pall carrier was Mary MacIsaac. Readers were Eileen Roach CND, Sister Loretta Gillis and Sister Mary McMahon. Celesta Manthorne and Theresa Astle presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by cantor Sister Claire MacNeil, organist Sheila Redden, leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet, Sister Mary Gouthro, Sister Florence Kennedy and Sister Catherine Ann MacGillivray.

Pallbearers were Bill Roach, Gregory Roach, Tom Roach, Phil Roach, Art Timmons and Brent Manthorne.

Born in New Waterford, Sister Simone was one of 11 children of the late Simon and Mary (MacInnis) Roach. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in 1945, and made her perpetual profession of vows on August 15, 1950. Prior to entering the congregation, she graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Glace Bay. After her profession of vows, Sister Simone spent most of her life ministering in the field of nursing education. In Nova Scotia, she served at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Glace Bay, St. Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing and the Nursing Department of St. Francis Xavier University, both in Antigonish. She served, also, at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Scarborough, Toronto School of Theology, Toronto; St. Bonifice Hospital, Winnipeg; and Catherine Labouré School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts. In 1980-81, Sister was scholar in ethics at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and visiting professor in the faculty of nursing at the University of Toronto. She served 1981-85 as a member of the General Council of the Congregation. In 1996, she established the congregation’s heritage department at Bethany. Her gifts as writer, author and speaker, particularly on topics of ethics and caring, continues to contribute greatly to education in the healthcare profession.

A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Sister furthered her studies in administration and clinical supervision at the University of Toronto and received a Master of Science in Administration Nursing Education at Boston University. In 1970, she received her Doctorate in Higher Education from the School of Education at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. In 2011, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, conferred upon Sister Simone the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, in recognition of her influential work on the study of caring in nursing practice across the globe.

Sister Simone was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2010 for her contributions as a leader in nursing education and for establishing the first Code of Ethics for nurses in Canada.

She is survived by sister, Ellen Smith, Florida; brother, Bernard, Gloucester, Ont.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Catherine Roach, Sarah Gillis, Sister Mary Celesta, Sister of Charity of Halifax; five brothers, Henry, Angus, David, Father William ‘Bill’, Thomas.

Online condolences at www.clcurry.com

Campbell, Sister Mildred

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Mildred Campbell, formerly Sister Mary Denis, 89, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held June 30 in Bethany Chapel with Father Gerard MacInnis officiating.

Sister Campbell died June 28, 2016, at Bethany, the Motherhouse, in the 57th year of her religious life.

Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Joan Walker. Pall carrier was Carmella Murphy. Readers were Sister Stella Chafe, Sister Agnes Beaton and Sister Florence Kennedy. Sister Mary Beaton and Leonarda MacNeil presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by cantor Sister Claire MacNeil, organist Sister Mary Gouthro, leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet and Sister Rosalie Lahey.

Pallbearers were Cyril Campbell, Dennis Campbell, Chris Hingley, Tim Murphy, Brian Crowell and Wayne Farrell.

Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, she was the fourth oldest in a family of seven children born to Daniel William and Eunice Sarah (MacPherson) Campbell. Prior to entering the Sisters of St. Martha in 1949, Sister Mildred graduated from New Waterford General Hospital’s School of Nursing and received her R.N. certification. She worked in several areas of nursing in Sydney, and in several hospitals in the United States. In 1956, she received her nursing registration in Massachusetts. In 1957, Sister did her nursing surgical residency and infection control at Boston University School of Medicine.

Sister Mildred entered the Sisters of St. Martha on August 15, 1957. She pronounced her first vows on August 15, 1959, and her perpetual commitment of vows on August 15, 1964. She re-entered the nursing field after a short refresher and ministered in Antigonish, at Bethany, R. K. MacDonald Guest House, St. Martha’s Convent on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University and at St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish. She also served at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay; St. Rita Hospital, Sydney; and Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso. In 1969, Sister Mildred went to St. John’s Hospital in Lowell, Mass., where she served for 10 years.

Ever faithful to prayer and the nursing ministry, she engaged herself in preparing to follow-up more directly with the sick and dying. While in Lowell, Sister Mildred did part-time study in clinical pastoral education at Newton-Andover Massachusetts and at Lowell University. She received certification, and served in pastoral care at St. Rita Hospital and Cape Breton Manor, Sydney; St. Michael’s Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta; and Bethany’s Extended Care Unit, Antigonish. She was the local group leader in four of the communities of sisters in which she lived. Because of failing health, she returned to Bethany in 2000.

She is survived by sister, Carmella Murphy; brother, Clayton.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Donald, Rev. Cyril, OMI; Rev. Dennis M., Raymond.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Caddell, Lina Patricia

Funeral service for the late Lina Patricia Caddell, 79, Goshen, Guysborough County, was held June 30 in Goshen Gospel Church, with Pastor John Luten officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery.

Mrs. Caddell died June 28, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born April 21, 1937, in Cross Roads Country Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Ernest MacLeod and Margaret Belle (Smith) Mason. She worked at Maritime Medical Care and Shearwater Base.

She is survived by her husband of more than 57 years, Stewart; son, Daniel (Natasha), Beaver Bank; three grandchildren; three sisters, Edith Murphy, Lochaber; Nell (Murray) Feltmate, Janet (Louis) Butts, both of Goshen; three sisters-in-law, Linda Mason, Westville; Joan MacLeod, Dartmouth; Shirley Williams, Halifax; brother-in-law, Myles (Carol) Caddell, Dartmouth; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Roxey Benoit, Doris Sutherland, Muriel, in infancy; three brothers, Leonard Mason, Russell and Clarence, both in infancy.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Goshen Gospel Church.

Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Huntley, Thomas Peter

Funeral service for the late Thomas Peter Huntley, 94, Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborouh, formerly of Big Marsh, Antigonish County, was held June 29 in St. George’s Church, Georgeville, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Huntley died June 24, 2016, at the nursing home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Johanna Huntley, Lauren Huntley and Archie Huntley. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.

Pallbearers were Daniel A. Huntley, James G. Huntley, Frank MacCormack, John Huntley, Cecil Angevine and James Brown.

Born January 30, 1922, in Grosvenor, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ellen (Talbot) Huntley. He could be found in his garden, the wood pile, or chasing a deer under the hardwood stands that still tower over his favourite hunting grounds. He was a woodsman, farmer, security officer for the RCMP during the Second World War, and, until his retirement, a bridge crew painter for the Department of Transportation.

He is survived by two sons, Daniel, Truro; Archie (Jodie), Big Marsh; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Gillis); son, Vincent; two sisters, Catherine Green, Mary; two brothers, Henry, John.

Memorial donations may be made to Milford Haven Home for Special Care.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com