Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014


Jewkes, Mary Sheila

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.

Fougere, Mary Catherine (Wood)

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.
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Brow, Cyril Benjamin

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.
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Murphy, William Joseph Francis

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.

Geddes, Roxella Jean ‘Roxy’ (Lynds)

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.
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MacEachern, Maude Almira (Arbuckle)

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.

Hartling, Charles Milton

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.
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Dill, Kevin James

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.
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Ritchie, Patricia Louise (Garnett)

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

Fougere-MacDougall, Mary Josephine “Josie”

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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Toole, Hubert Reginald

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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Morgan, Clinton

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.
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Beaton, Mary Josepha “Jo”

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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MacInnes, Charles

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.

Pellerin, Christine

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.

Humphrey, Mary Eileen

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.
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Purvis, Joan Ann

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.
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Gray, Donna Veral

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.

Chisholm, Mary Margaret

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.
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Avery, “Thelma” Mary

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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