Friday, Feb 27th, 2015

Obituaries

Pettipas, Florence Elizabeth

Funeral service for the late Florence Elizabeth Pettipas, 98, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Linwood, Antigonish County, was held February 17 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Mrs. Pettipas died February 12, 2015.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Jennifer Sampson and Raylene Bowman. Kelsey Bowman, Mitchel Bowman, Taylor Sampson and Riley Sampson presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Gary Williams.
Pallbearers were Jody Stewart, Leon Sampson, Marcel Sampson, Raymond Sampson, Jerry Sampson and Dwayne Sampson.
Born October 11, 1916, in East Tracadie, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian (Pettipas) DeCoste. She was a woman of intense faith. She was a stay-at-home mother, who did her own housework plus all the outside work as her husband worked away all week for a number of years. Later in life, she worked in the cleaning department of several motels in Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino. She enjoyed knitting for family members and cooking. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by three daughters,Betty (Jerome) Sampson, Linda (Art) Stewart, Doreen (Jack) Carr, all of Linwood; two daughters-in-law, Arletta, St. Francis Harbour; Lorraine, Hamilton, Ontario; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, David; three sons, Sherman, Joey, Francis; daughter-in-law, Nancy Chisholm; grandson, Larry Pettipas; seven brothers, Willie, Clarence, Charlie, Benny, Francis, Alphonse, Raymond; four sisters: Emma, Mary, Irene, Isabel.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Redmond, Mary Ellen

Interment of the late Mary Ellen Redmond, 91, Halifax, will be in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury, at a later date.
Mrs. Redmond died February 17, 2015.
Born in Harve Boucher, Antigonish County, she was adaughter of the late Daniel and Margaret (Chisholm) Chisholm. She made Halifax her home in 1939. As a single woman, she acquired a home on Black Street and for years ran a successful boarding house business. She worked in the community, spending many years at CFB Stadacona and also at Northwood until her retirement.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Agnes Corbett (Ronald), Halifax; two sisters-in-law, Paulina Henderson, Halifax; Marie Decoste, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Redmond; sister, Theresa; two brothers, Hugh John, Roderick; brother-in-law, Archie Decoste.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Wood, John (Jack) Irving

John (Jack) Irving Wood passed away on February 9, 2015, age 85, at the RK MacDonald nursing home, surrounded by his wife, two daughters, and sister-in-law Alice Gere. Born on June 17, 1929, in Southampton, England, Jack served in the British Army in Malaysia before arriving in Montreal in 1957, where he found work at the Marconi Company. He met his future wife in St. Anthony, Newfoundland, where he was sent by Marconi to provide technical support on the American radar base during the Cold War.
He raised his family in Montreal, where he worked for RCA in the exciting new field of laser research, while earning a degree in math and physics, followed by many years at Spar Aerospace, where he was among the pioneers of the Canadian space industry, and during which time he received a patent with his colleague for a piece of electronics used on the Canadarm. Later, he moved with wife Enid to Antigonish, where they both worked for some years at St. Francis Xavier University before retiring.
Jack enjoyed playing tennis and squash; cross-country skiing and running. He loved Enid’s fine cooking and long walks on the beach. He was also known to enjoy a few “slugs” with family and friends. His daughters remember his great sense of humour. We all remember favourite summer holidays in Cape Cod.
He is survived by wife Enid Wood, devoted daughters Jacqueline Wood and Christine MacGillivray, sons-in-law Joe MacGillivray and Ladya Chvalkovsky, grandchildren Breagh and Kyle MacGillivray, Jacob and Katya Wood-Chvalkovsky, and sister Jacqueline Maynard.
The family would very much like to thank the staff of the RK MacDonald nursing home for the great care they gave Jack. We would also like to thank John MacIsaac, of MacIsaac Funeral Home, for his thoughtful and professional manner while dealing with our family.

Torrey, Eugene Francis ‘Bun’

Burial of the late Eugene Francis ‘Bun’ Torrey, 83, Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax, formerly of Port Shoreham, Guysborough County, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Torrey died February 9, 2015, in Veterans’ Memorial.
Born April 5, 1931, in the United States, he was a son of the late Osborne and Adelaide Torrey. He moved to Port Shoreham as a child and as a young man he went to Ontario to work and eventually joined the military. He served in the Korean War and was a 50-year member of the Guysborough Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
He is survived by two sons, David (Susan), Trevor; daughter, Ruby; four grandchildren, Teddy (Selena), Ryan, Andrew Katie; eight step-children, numerous step-grandchildren; two sisters, Neta, Carol; many nieces and nephews; companion, Naomi and her family.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Ken, Roy, Neal, Ralph, in infancy; sister, Anna; stepdaughter, Phyllis; two brothers-in-law, Joe, Harry; cousin, Raymond; special nephew, Ozzie Torrey.
Online condolences: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com Sackville Chapel.

Dobson, Leonard Thomas

A memorial for the late Leonard Thomas Dobson, 82, Fox Island, Guysborough County, will be held in the spring with burial in Bayview Cemetery, Half Island Cove.
Mr. Dobson died February 17, 2015, in the Melville Lodge Long Term Care Centre, Halifax.
Born in Half Island Cove, Guysborough County, he was the oldest son of Agatha (O’Leary) and the late Roy Dobson. He was an employee of MT&T for more than 30 years, retiring to Fox Island and spending another 30 years in the house he built and frequently renovated.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Norma (Swaine); son, Roy (Joanne), Saskatoon; four daughters, Sharon (Bruce) Farrell, Truro; Mary (Colin) MacDonald, Collingwood, Ontario; Betty, Halifax; Erin, Dartmouth; five grandchildren, Michael, Robin, Lenore, Zachary, Delanie; three great-grandchildren, Havena, Leonard, Joshua; three brothers, Harry, Arnold, Charlie; three sisters, Glenda, Sadie, Lorraine; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his adopted son, Jim; sister, Joan, in infancy.
Online condolences may be made to: www.haverstocks.com

Baker, Calvin Howard ‘Cal’

Funeral service for the late Calvin Howard ‘Cal’ Baker, 81 Canso, was held February 18 in Star of the Sea Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating.
Mr. Baker died February 13, 2015, in Canso Seaside Manor.
Born in Canso, he was a son of the late Luella (Cole) and William Baker. He was retired fisherman, former member of the Canso Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46, Canso. He enjoyed fishing, singing country music, hockey, curling, duck hunting on French Point and being anywhere on the water. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and looked forward to weekly Sunday gatherings. He spent his quiet time praying the rosary.
He is survived by three sons, John (Val), Anthony (Melissa), Douglas (Beverly); eight daughters, Marie, Martha (Fred), Theresa (Darren), Margaret (Johnnie), Joan, Dorothy (Darren), Virginia (Jerome), Helen; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gordon (June), Stanley (Joan), William (Carole), all of Florida; sister-in-law, Violet, Shearwater; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Tootsie (O’Hearn); grandson, Paul Parker; two brothers, Frederick, Joseph; son-in-law, Terry Parker.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Myette, Marie ‘Elaine’

Funeral service for the late Marie ‘Elaine’ Myette, 66, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Afton, Antigonish County, was held February 18 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.
Mrs. Myette died February 13, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Hazel Tate and Catherine Ann DeGruchy. Music was provided by St. Peter’s Parish Choir and organist Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Active pallbearers were Charles Fraser, Leonard Myette, Gerard Pettipas, Nathan Myette, Lloyd Mattie and Darryl Myette.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Tracadie and District Volunteer Fire Department and Tracadie and District Ladies Auxiliary.
Born August 26, 1948, in Tracadie, she was the daughter of Charlotte E. ‘Girlie’ (Pettipas) Delorey and the late Charles P. Delorey. She was a homemaker all of her life, but became ill with MS about 20 years ago.
Besides her mother, she is survived by sister, Patricia (Robert Fraser), Port Hawkesbury; two brothers, William (Hilda Myette), Tracadie; Hurley, Antigonish; several nieces and nephews; aunt and uncle; many cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Sampson J. Myette.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Pelrine, Carmen Francis

Funeral service for the late Carmen Francis Pelrine, 50, Mount Uniacke, formerly of Cape Jack, Antigonish County, was held February 20 in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. A celebration of life was held February 22 in Mount Uniacke.
Mr. Pelrine died February 14, 2015.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Shea-lynn Desmond and Dianne Kupczyk. Music was provided by St Paul’s Choir with organist Sandra Hanlon and instrumental selections by Hank Boucher.
Pallbearers were George Harnish, Jason Harnish, Dale Keefe, Craig McNamara, Allen DeYoung and Troy Brow.
Born November 29, 1964, he was a son of Benjamin ‘Bennie’ Pelrine and the late Jean (DeCoste) Pelrine.
Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Natalie (MacDonald) Pelrine; three sons, Jared Boutilier, Sackville; Benjamin and Luke Pelrine, Havre Boucher; stepdaughter, Justine MacDonald, Havre Boucher; two grandchildren, Silas Boutilier, Kaleb MacDonald; three brothers Kelvin (Maria), Red Deer, Alberta; Joey (Lee), East Tracadie; Mike (Kaye), Maryvale; two sisters, Aggie (Jimmy Benoit), Cape Jack; Janice Pelrine, Havre Boucher; eight nieces and nephews, Zachary and Tia Pelrine; Samantha and Bradley Halfpenny; Shea-lynn and Isaac Desmond; Tessa and Ali Pelrine.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Rideout, Janet Marie

A celebration of life for the late Janet Marie Rideout, 49, Canso, was held February 21 in Canso United Baptist Church with Reverend David Wheeler officiating.
Ms. Rideout died February 16, 2015, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born and raised in Canso, she was a daughter of Captain Joseph and Stella (Bond) Rideout. She was a long-time resident of English Harbour East, Newfoundland. She had a love for animals, especially horses, since early childhood and had created a makeshift vet clinic in her backyard as a child. In her early years, she was a legal secretary, having graduated with honors from Miss Murphy Business School in the 1980s. In 1994, she moved to English Harbour. She volunteered her services as a bookkeeper for the Harbour Authority, as a firefighter and was president of the recreation committee. Her biggest accomplishment for the town was becoming Mayor of English Harbour. She was responsible for many positive changes in the community, including the rebuilding of the bridge. She was most recently employed with Fewer’s Ambulance Services, Clarenville, NL, as an EMR.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Glen Simpson; two children, Scott, Lacey; step-daughter, Christie; grandson, Baron; two sisters, Rita (Kenny), Lori-Anne (Kevin); extended sisters and brothers, Angela (Youri), Debbie, Eric (Melissa); Walter and Alice Simpson; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Atwater, Gregory Allan

Gregory Allan Atwater, 67, Blue Mountain, died February 15, 2015.
He is survived by children, Vince S. Atwater and Anita (Fraser), Gairloch; Christine Carmichael-MacGillivray (John), Antigonish; five grandchildren, Kelsey, Brittany, Stephen, Roland, Serenah; many nieces and nephew.
Born November 13, 1947, in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late George and Jeanette Atwater. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Karen L. (Moffatt); brother, Gordon Atwater; sister, Geraldine Moore.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com

Venedam, Ellen Theresa

Funeral service for the late Ellen Theresa Venedam, 73, Pomquet Point Road, Antigonish County, was held February 7 in Ste Croix Church, Pomquet, with Father Syd Mifflen officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Venedam died February 5, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Terra Martell and Peter Gosbee. Grandniece and grandnephew Mattie and Chase Martell presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Jolene MacLeod and Wes Martell. Music was provided by Ste. Croix Parish Choir and organist Carmel MacPherson.
Pallbearers were nephews Kevin Landry, Brad Landry, Peter Gosbee, Shawn Rovers, Rene Rovers and Leo Dewolfe.
Born in Pomquet, she was a daughter of the late Hubert Mattie-Landry and Marie Bernadette Landry. She worked in the housekeeping department at Bethany Motherhouse and Silver’s Dry Cleaning in Antigonish.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick; four brothers Leo, Pomquet; Joseph (Loretta), Stellarton; Sylvester (Rose), Taylor’s Road; John (Margie), Pomquet; three sisters, Rose (Frank) Gosbee, Pomquet Point; Rita (Bob) MacMillan, New Glasgow; Barbara (Anthony) Rovers, Taylor’s Road; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sister, Barbara, in infancy.
Online condolences: www. clcurry.com

Verna Elizabeth Rhynold

Funeral service for the late Verna Elizabeth Rhynold, 70, Little Dover, Guysborough County, was held February 14 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in St. Agnes Parish cemetery.
Mrs. Rhynold died February 11, 2015, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born in Canso, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late James and Viola (Bouchie) Harnish. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Little Dover.
She is survived by three sons, Jerome (Michelle), Pickering, Ontario; Jodi, Dartmouth; Shane (Susan), Mt. Uniacke; five grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, Jordan, Cole, Evan; three great-grandchildren; Zachary, Mackenzie, Aiden; three sisters, Genesta, Little Dover; Diana, Mt. Uniacke; Margaret, Canso.
She was predeceased by her husband, Seward.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Connolly, Jerome Francis

Funeral service for the late Jerome Francis Connolly, 66, North Grant, Antigonish County, was held February 13 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish with Father Evo DiPierro, Father Andrew Boyd and FatherDanny MacLennan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Maryvale.
Mr. Connolly died February 8, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Kenneth Chisholm, Lindsay Chisholm and Christina Bowie. Leo, Donalda, Abbey, Brian and Alexis MacDougall presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by St. Mary’s Music Ministry, Maryvale, and Danny and Mary Theresa Rogers.
Active pallbearers were Dan MacDougall, Justin Delorey, Donnie McCarron, Roger Connolly, John O’Connor, Terry Kennedy, John Hugh McCarron and David Connolly.
Honorary pallbearers were Neil and Mia Decoff, Cyril Campbell, George Rodgers, Blaise and Basil MacDonald, Graham Chisholm, Jim Cameron, Archie and Maureen Boyd, Colin Rankin, Brendan Connolly, Luke MacKinnon, Andrew Connolly, Donnie and Shirley MacPherson, Dermot Chisholm, Bernie and Anne MacDougall, Mary MacDougall, Rudy Smith, Chrissie Arbuckle and Ron and Monica Hull.
Born February 6, 1949, in Antigonish, he was the eldest child of Kenneth and Margaret (O’Connor) Connolly of Guysborough Intervale. He was a 1970 and 1972 graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and a retired teacher (2005) having taught in the one-room school in Boylston, MacPherson Elementary in Antigonish, and HM MacDonald School in Maryvale over his 33 year career. After his retirement, he worked as a psychiatric nursing attendant at St. Martha’s Hospital. He enjoyed card games, bluegrass festivals, and reading. He was also an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed golf and snowmobiling. He was a skilled guitar player and often shared his love of music at seniors’ homes, community concerts, and with his musician friends. He was a member of St. Mary’s Choir in Maryvale and a member of the Antigonish Town and County Palliative Care Society.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rose (Chisholm, née Kennedy); four sons, Michael (Diane) Chisholm, Antigonish; Wayne Chisholm, Qatar; Brian (Anita) Chisholm, Antigonish; Ian (Heather) Connolly, Spruce Grove, Alberta; four daughters, Noella (Kelly) Bossio, Jasper, AB; Donalda (Leo) MacDougall, Antigonish; Shauna (Dale) Chokan, Barrie, Ontario; Janice (James) Duggan, Qatar; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Philip (Mary), Guysborough Intervale; Martin, Antigonish; sister-in-law, Maxine Connolly, Guysborough Intervale; five sisters, Theresa Connolly, Saint John, New Brunswick; Dorothy (Joe) Delorey, Linwood; Joanne (John) Davis, Connecticut; Laura (Charlie) Gabriel, Lower Sackville; Alice (Art) Embree, Cole Harbour; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Virginia Clare; brother, Peter James.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Wall, Robert Vincent

Celebration of life for the late Robert Vincent Wall, 61, Chisholm Street, Antigonish, was held February 14 in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, led by Lindsay Burns.
Mr. Wall died February 6, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral service were Chris Power, Donna Sears and Isabel Wall. Eulogist and closing remarks were given by Lindsay Burns. Music was provided by Brenda Berkvens and Yvonne Vromans.
Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, he was the eldest son of the late Clare (White) and Vincent Wall. After completing a year of Engineering at Memorial University with the Canadian Militia, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in July of 1973, where he served as a Peace Officer for 25 years and received several honours including the St. John Ambulance Meritorious Award by the Governor General of Canada for saving a person’s life (1980). During this time, he held senior positions with the Kinsmen Club of Antigonish including president, vice-president, secretary, director and public relations chairman (1983-1998), served as a master instructor, vice-president, treasurer and member of the Nova Scotia Hunter and Firearms Safety Program and Education Instructors Association (1984-1998), was a member of the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association, achieved his Bachelor of Business Administration at St. Francis Xavier University (1990), and completed Level B French language training (1996). Following his retirement from the RCMP in 1998, he completed his Bachelor of Information Systems from St. Francis Xavier University with First Class Honours (2000). He enjoyed the outdoors, travelling, camping, fishing and canoeing with his family and was a lifelong learner and enjoyed cooking.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Isabel; daughter, Lindsay (Shane) Burns; brother, Wayne (Leslie); three sisters, Sandy Wall, Deborah (John Hanson)Power, Karen (Dick)Young; sisters- and brother-in-law; many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Torrey, Osborne James ‘Ossie’

Funeral service for the late Osborne James ‘Ossie’ Torrey, 56, Manchester, Guysborough County, was held February 17 in Boylston United Church with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial was in Boylston United Church Cemetery.
Mr. Torrey died February 9, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born October 25, 1958, in Brantford, Ontario, he was a son of Lillian (McCall) Torrey and the late Roy Torrey. He worked as an auto body technician in Ontario and started a career as a welder, building rail cars at Trenton Works in 1995 until the plant closed. He enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, dances and house parties with his partner and friends. He also enjoyed long bike rides, especially on bike rallies with the Port Shoreman Pirates. He had a passion for fixing cars; his attention to detail was exceptional.
Besides his mother, Lillian (Borden), Boylston; he is survived by his partner, Donalda Kelly, Antigonish; daughter, Loretta, Hadleyville; grandson, Landon, Hadleyville; four sisters, Lois (Greg), Carol-Ann (Greg), all of Manchester; Linda (Wally), Eastside Harbour; Debbie, Manchester; several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Robinson, Tiyari Omar

Funeral service for the late Tiyari Omar Robinson, 14 months, Monastery, Antigonish County, was held February 8 in Tracadie United Baptist Church, Monastery with Reverend Warren Fitzgerald officiating.
Tiyari died February 4, 2015, from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 1.
Reader at the funeral service was Deacon Alonzo Reddick. Flowers bearers were Stella Gerro, Latoyia Gerro and Katherine Gerro. Music was provided by Katherine Gerro and the church choir.
Pallbearers were Wayne Gerro, Charles Gerro, Charlie Morris, Raymond Gales and Freddy Gerro.
He was the son of Jeffeth and Ariel Robinson of Monastery.
He is survived by his sister, Sharithia Robinson; paternal grandmother, Eulalee Robinson, Jamaica; maternal grandparents, Stella Gerro and Burton Clyke, Monastery; maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Gerro, Monastery; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Sutherland, Alice

Funeral service for the late Alice Eileen (MacKeen) Sutherland, 98, Denver, Guysborough County, was held February 8 in Kirk United Church, Aspen, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating.
Mrs. Sutherland died February 5, 2015, in High Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care.
Born September 18, 1916, in Aspen, Guys. Co., she was a daughter of the late Edna (Manson) and Forrest MacKeen. On October 24, 1935, she married Edison Sutherland and moved to Denver where together they raised four children while operating various businesses including the post office, school buses, trucking, farming, blueberries and lumbering. She was an accomplished seamstress. During the war, in addition to serving as a ground observer, she taught sewing classes in her own home. She continued as a teacher and administrator in adult education, serving on the boards of STANS, CLANS and the Canadian Association of Adult Learners. Along with sewing, she also enjoyed knitting, quilting, gardening, crocheting, mat hooking and braiding, along with other hand crafts. She enjoyed writing history, poetry and community news and was a columnist for the Free Lance, Evening News and Guyborough Journal. Very active in her community, she was a charter member of the St. Mary’s Hospital Board, St. Mary’s Heritage Society, Florence Fraser Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Kirk Memorial UCW, Newtown-Denver Red Cross, Christian Endeavour, Sons of Temperance and the St. Mary’s Home and School Association. She was a member of the Sunlight Rebekah Lodge, Women’s Institute of Nova Scotia, Greenfield Seniors Club, East River St. Mary’s Fire Department Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Homemakers, Sherbrooke Village Commission, Guysborough Home Support Program and the Canadian Bible Society. She was a member of Aspen Baptist Church and Kirk United Church, where she served on various committees, taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir for more than 80 years. She was a member of Clan Sutherland and Clan MacKeen. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by two daughters, Olive (Eldon) Archibald, Denver; Wanda Sutherland (Les), Bedford; son, Vernon (Fauline), Westphal; daughter-in-law, Pauline Sutherland, Denver; 14 grandchildren, Eugene (Michelle), Shane (Cindy), Cindy, Brady, Kent (Holly), Kyle (Holly), Kenda, Charlene (Clinton), Kurt (Diana), Kerry (Linda), Sheldon (Debra), Wandlyn (Ron), Wade (Michelle), Stephanie (Shane); 23 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Hazel, Bible Hill; Hazel, Lower Sackville; many nieces and nephews; special Rudolph family members, Liscomb.
She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Edison; son, Douglas; three sisters, Elda MacKeen, Elsie Ross, Greta Greenwood; three brothers Wilbur, Scott, Herman.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com

Wittstock, Mort Sanford

Born July 7, 1930, Brooklyn, NY, died suddenly January 21, 2015, in Tucson Arizona. He and his wife of 45 years Roberta Glencross Wittstock of Antigonish, NS were former residents of Merigomish, NS. He is survived by his wife Roberta; brothers and sisters in-law Tisha & Joe Christie and Dick & Betty Glencross; nieces: Julie, Susan, Karen, Sarah; nephews: John, Rick, Bob, Troy, Doug & Mike. He is predeceased by his parents, sister Lannie, nephew Rob and niece Lynn. He was a Korean War Vet, a graduate of New York University and a businessman. Mort was a good man, greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Butler, Lovina Mae ‘Vinie’

Lovina Mae ‘Vinie’ Butler, 86, Maritime Odd Fellows Home, Pictou, formerly of New Glasgow, died February 5, 2015.
She is survived by daughter, Arlene Butler (Scott MacLean), Woodstock, New Brunswick; son, Paul (Crystal) Butler, Antigonish; five grandchildren, Angel, Shane, Morgan, Michael, Shelby; two great-grandchildren, Aaron, Catherine; three sisters, Helen MacInnis, Stellarton; Ellen Murphy, Hillside; Sylvia (Bob) Hawboldt, Churchville; many nieces and nephews.
Born in Shediac, NB, she was a daughter of the late Mathias ‘Mike’ and Helena Hazel (Giddings) Legere. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Butler; two sisters, Bessie Eva, in infancy; Linda Fraser.
Online condolences: www.pkmacdonald.ca

Comeau, Annette ‘Gus’ Veronique (Blinn)

Annette ‘Gus’ Veronique (Blinn) Comeau, 69, Digby, died February 2, 2015.
She is survived by her husband, Peter C. Comeau; three sons, Kevin (Mae), Keith (Annette), Digby; Scott (Lana), Frankville; six grandchildren, Justin (Jacqueline), Torry (Sara), Alyssa (AJ), Jordan, Taylor (Bryceon), Shainna; brother, Bernard (Shirley), Sudbury Ontario; two sisters, Bernadette (Omer), Comeauville; Juliette, Digby; step-sister, Irene (Normand), Belliveau Cove.
She was a daughter of the late Agnes Boudreau and Auguste ‘Gus’. She was predeceased by her stepmother, Elizabeth; grandson, Tyson.
Online condolences: www.jaynesfuneralhome.com