Saturday, Dec 16th, 2017

Obituaries

MacDonald, Reginald

Funeral service for the late Charles Reginald ‘Reg’ MacDonald, 96, South Lochaber, was held November 30 in St. Patrick’s Church, Lochaber, with Father Alphonsus I.K. Iwuji officiating, assisted by Father Daniel MacDonald. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. MacDonald died November 26, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Pat Gillis and James Long. Altar server was Phonse Archibald. Shelley Long, Shawn Long and Eric Long presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were John Gillis and Cathy Chisholm. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor-MacDonald.
Active pallbearers were Michael Long, James Long, Clem MacDonlad, Ernie MacDonald, Hugh Dan MacNeil and Glenn Long.
Honorary pallbearers were Beverly Tait, John Tait, Carol Michaud, Jim Michaud, Barb MacDonald, Ralph MacDonald, Cathy Chisholm and Marion MacNeil.
Born July 1, 1921, in South Lochaber, he was a son of the late William and Ellen (Cooper) MacDonald. He was a kind and gentle man, who always had something witty to say. He was a man of great faith and a lifetime member of St. Patrick’s Parish, Lochaber. He, along with his brother, Francis, ran a dairy and beef farm and harvested Christmas trees. They always appreciated the help they received from their nephews and neighbors during the hay making season. He owned and operated a gravel truck, working for the department of transportation. For several years, he was a school bus driver up until his retirement.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Sylina MacDonald; niece, Mary (James) Long, Salmon River Lake; their children, Michael (Joel), Shelley (Jeremy), James (Lexie), Shawn, Eric; great-grandniece, Ada Frances.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Robert (Helen), Joseph (Mabel), Gerald (Mary), Francis; niece, Monica; stepmother Maude MacDonald.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fund, Lochaber.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Dhooge, Mary

Funeral service for the late Mary E. Dhooge, 87, Halifax, formerly of Antigonish, was held December 6 in St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Halifax. Burial will be in St. Ninian Cemetery, Antigonish, at a later date.
Mrs. Dhooge died December 3, 2017, in Parkstone Enhanced Care, Halifax.
Born in Malignant Cove, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Catherine (MacPherson) MacDougall. She had many careers, her most cherished work as a Canadian Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Shawbridge, Quebec, and Antigonish. She also worked at St.F.X. as a custodian. She was very kind, loved to dance, play cards and take care of her family.
She is survived by daughter, Mary Catherine Huntley (Charles Dow), Halifax; son, Wade (Sarah), Kelowna, British Columbia; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers, Allister (Pasty), Halifax; Donald, Antigonish.
She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Francis Joseph; son, Wayne; 13 siblings, Ronald, Leo, John, Clarence, nine, in infancy; sister-in-law, Helen.
Memorial donations may be made to the music therapy program at Parkstone Enhanced Care or the breakfast program, St. Catherine’s Elementary School, Connelly Street, Halifax, or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.donaldkwalker.com

Stone, Albert

A graveside service for the late Albert Stone, 84, Lynche River, was held December 8 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Barra Head, with Father Antolin Asor officiating.
Mr. Stone died December 4, 2017, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in Lynche River, he was a son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Brymer) Stone. He was employed most of his working life as a mechanic and enjoyed spending time with his friends.
He is survived by his longtime friend, Alice MacDonald; son, Allan (Margie), Halifax; three daughters, Dolores Hubley, Calgary; Rita (Rob) Goulet, Ottawa; Paula (Donnie), Rudolph, Dartmouth, five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Helen (Clancy), Annabelle (Albert), Patricia (Dave), Linda; six brothers, Albert (Alice), Frank (Jeanette), Harold, Frank (Cathy), Joey (Shelene), Carl (Joan).
He was predeceased by four brothers, Billy, Peter, James and George.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Pellerin, Elliott J.

Funeral service for the late Elliott James ‘Sonny’ Pellerin, 83, Larry’s River, Guysborough County, was held December 9 in St. Peter’s Church, Larry’s River, with Father Douglas Murphy and Father Callistus Abazie officiating. Burial was in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery, Larry’s River.
Mr. Pellerin died November 24, 2017, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Born in Larry’s River, he was a son of the late Howard and Pearl (Pettipas) Pellerin. He worked at his father’s fish plant and general store until it was sold. From there, he worked as a fisheries representative and later as a loan administrator with the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries, retiring with 24 years of service. After retirement, he moved back to Larry’s River, where he was active in community affairs and St. Peter’s Parish. He and his wife spent many winters in Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Debbie (Paul) Kronk, Boston; five grandchildren, Shamus, Amy, Patrick, Erin, all of Boston; Michelle, Florida; four great-grandchildren, Leo, Brady, Payton, all of Boston; Joey, Florida; brother, Gary (Margaret), Halifax; two sisters, Shirley Cormier, Toronto; Elaine Pellerin, Halifax; many nieces and nephews, including two special nephews, Dr. Andre (Raegan) Pellerin, Montreal; Dr. Pierre (Tricia) Pellerin, Boston.
Memorial donations may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Phalen, Marion Teresa

Funeral service for the late Marion Teresa Phalen, 80, Toronto, was held December 8 in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Guysborough, with Father Callitus Albazie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Ms. Phalen died November 28, 2017, in Sunnybrook Hospital.
Born March 15, 1937, in Lesterdale, Guysborough County, she was the eldest daughter of the late James and Marguerite (Shea) Phalen. She graduated from Guysborough Academy in 1954 and joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Antigonish, transferring to Toronto, from where she retired after 39 years of service. She was a member of St. Monica’s Parish, Toronto, for many years. She looked forward to spending her summers in Guysborough with family and friends, where she enjoyed walking around her island.
She is survived by her sister, Maureen (Maurice) Landry, Riverside; nephew, Philip James Landry (Katelyn Boudreau), Halifax; uncle, Jackie (Marion) Shea, Lesterdale.
She was predeceased by her brother, James; sister-in-law, Elizabeth.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s Cemetery Fund or the Guysborough food bank.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Macdonald, W. Burton

Funeral service for the late William Burton ‘Burt’ Macdonald, 77, Highland Crest Home, Antigonish, was held December 5 in Highland Crest Home with Father Angus MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian’s Cemetery.
Mr. Macdonald died November 29, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Mary Gillis Beaver and Maria Morell.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Alex ‘Jack Dougald’ and Catherine (MacGillivray) Macdonald. He was a resident of Highland Crest since 1983. He was very devoted to his mother and enjoyed going to bingo and fishing.
He is survived by his sister, Ann Colwell, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
He was predeceased by sister, Mary K. Grace; two brothers, John, Gerald.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Burns, Graham A.

Funeral service for the late Graham Alexander Burns, 77, Wine Harbour, Guysborough County, was held December 1 in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Sherbrooke, with Father Alphonsus Iwuji officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wine Harbour.
Mr. Burns died November 27, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
He was a son of the late Frank and Rita (Kaiser) Burns. He had many careers, including the Canadian Navy, working on an ice breaker, fisheries officer, dredgemaster, construction worker, woodsman, and lobster fisherman. He was a hard worker and devoted to his family. He was especially proud of his four grandsons and was so pleased to meet his great-granddaughter, Sophia. He was known for the twinkle in his eye, when telling a story, and working with his hands on many projects, such as fly tying, boat building, and tying decorative knots.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Maureen (Charles) Fraser, Sherbrooke; Tracy Burns-Gagnon (Ross), Fall River; four grandchildren, Matthew (Emily) Fraser, Kelley Fraser (Bonnie MacDonald), Cooper Gagnon, Cohen Gagnon; great-granddaughter, Sophia Fraser; two brothers, Gordon (Patsy), Bradford (Mary); two sisters, Marjorie (Kenneth) MacDonald, Audrey (Harold) Jordan; sister-in-law, Jo-Anne Burns; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Melvin.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Renny, Beverly Ann

Funeral service for the late Beverly Ann Renny, 71, Antigonish, was held December 1 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Renny died November 27, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Sara Muzzatti and Jerry Jewers. Music was provided by St. Thomas Choir, Salmon River.
Pallbearers were Donnie Farrell, Elden Farrell, Kenny Farrell, Glenn Long, Shayne MacDonald and Jerome Sullivan.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Greg and Helen (Long) Farrell. A graduate of St.F.X., she was a mother, teacher and also an office administrator, working with St. Martha’s Hospital, St. Martha’s School of Nursing and St.F.X. While working with the health and counselling centre at St.F.X., she was a great help to a number of students.
She is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Kirsten (Dale) Johnson, Calgary; son, Patrick (Jenna), North Vancouver; three grandchildren, Jaimie and Emma Johnson, Hayden Renny; two brothers, Brian (Carol Coote), Whitehorse; Tom (Liz), Antigonish; two sisters, Mary (Jerry) Jewers, Dartmouth; Kelly, Antigonish.
She was predeceased by her aunt and lifelong friend, Mardie Kenny-Long.
Memorial donations may be made to L’Arche Antigonish or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Greenough, Doug

Funeral service for the late Douglas Wayne Greenough, 70, Roberta, Cape Breton, was held December 7 in St. Peter’s United Church, St. Peters, with Reverends Victor and Carolyn MacLeod officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, St. Peters.
Mr. Greenough died December 1, 2017.
Born August 10, 1947, in Windsor, he was a son of the late Alton ‘Jack’ and Evelyn (Whalen) Greenough. He worked for Irving Tissue, with more than 40 years of service, where he met his wife Sandra. After retirement, they built their retirement home in Roberta, Cape Breton. He enjoyed clearing their lot with his four-wheeler and planting a garden with his wife. He also enjoyed music and driving his motorcycle on the open highway with his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; three daughters, Sheri, Tammy, Connie; son, Mark; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Brenda, Shelley; two brothers, Harry, Stephen.
Memorial donations may be made to Dorothy’s Cat Sanctuary Site 1 Comp5, RR#1 River Bourgeois, NS B0E 2X0, 902-302-1332 or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Taylor, Jill

A celebration of life for the late Jill Shermaine Marie (MacDonald) Taylor, 52, Hay River, Northwest Territories, formerly of Port Hawkesbury, was held November 4 in Diamond Jenness Secondary School.
Mrs. Taylor died October 31, 2017.
She was the only daughter of Lennan and Irma MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury. She graduated from Acadia University with a BA (1986) and BEd (1988). While studying at Acadia, she met Mark Taylor. As newlyweds, they left the east coast and embraced life in the north. They raised and raced dogsled teams and immersed themselves in the culture, creating long lasting friendships in the communities in which they lived. Throughout her northern teaching career, she worked in Cambridge Bay, Norman Wells and Hay River. She taught classes, ranging from Grade 3 to high school, was a vice principal and principal, and eventually travelled throughout the Territories as an inclusive education program coordinator for the SSDEC school board. Her commitment to her community, and particularly at-risk youth, led her to create Lights On, which is a volunteer-led program to provide youth with a place to go for recreational activities on Friday and Saturday nights. She worked behind the scenes to raise funds for those most in need, including the Not-Us anti-drug campaign and the Leadership and Resiliency program. Over the past few years, she was passionate about helping others as a ‘mindfulness’ coach. In 2013, in recognition of her work, both inside and outside the classroom, she was named into the Northwest Territories’ Education Hall of Fame. In 2014, she received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal as a supporter, mentor and advocate of youth at risk.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Mark Taylor; son, Michael Taylor; granddaughter, Madison; four brothers, Shaun (Jill) MacDonald, Paul (Christine) MacDonald, Lennan (Tracy) MacDonald, Lars (Patsy) MacDonald; mother-in-law, Donna Taylor; three brothers-in-law, David (Mona), Kevin (Treena), Derek (Lori-Anne), sister-in-law, Krista Taylor; many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by son, Matthew Taylor; brother, Mark; father-in-law, Robert Taylor; nephew, Nathan Taylor; aunt, Donna MacKinnon.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lights On program in Hay River.

MacLellan, Sister Rita

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Rita MacLellan, 91, Antigonish, was held November 29 in Bethany Chapel with Father Tom MacNeil officiating, assisted by Deacon Leo Penny.
Sister MacLellan died November 26, 2017, at Bethany, Antigonish.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Terrence MacGillivary. Pall carrier was Isabel MacGillivary. Readers were Sister Jean Harris, Fred Burke and Mary MacLellan. Rita Orychock and Rita MacGillivary presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by cantor and leader of song Sister Claire MacNeil, organist Sheila Redden, Sister Florence Kennedy and Sister Mary Gouthro.
Pallbearers were Sheila Burke, Archie Gillis, Jim Gillis, Joseph MacLellan, Phil MacLellan and Virginia MacLellan.
She was the sixth oldest of 14 children born to the late Angus and Elizabeth (Gillis) MacLellan, Grand Mira. She was formerly Sister Mary Prisca, and had been a Sister of St. Martha for 65 years. She graduated from Provincial Normal College, Truro, in 1946. After teaching for four years, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Martha in February 1951, made her first commitment on August 15, 1952, and her perpetual commitment in the congregation on August 15, 1955. For 22 years, she taught in elementary schools throughout Cape Breton, in Kamloops, British Columbia, and Lethbridge, Alberta. In Antigonish, Sister Rita served at Wellspring Centre, St. Francis Xavier University, for 10 years. She was assistant director of the diaconate program at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto, for nine years. Sister also served in various congregation ministries, such as formation director, Bethany coordinator, and as local leader in a number of our local communities. She received her BA degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She attended Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, and Boston College, Massachusetts, for periods of renewal. A dedicated educator, Sister Rita spent many hours with people who were learning English as a second or third language. Hospitality was deeply rooted in Sister Rita and was evidenced in the many cups of tea and biscuits she served, and her listening ear offered to any who came into her awareness. She was devoted to her family and they were devoted to her.
She is survived by two sisters, Isabel MacGillivary, South Bar; Sister Josephine, CSM, Lethbridge; three sisters-in-law, Emily, Grand Mira; Pat, Sydney; Fran, Malta; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews.
She was predeceased by four sisters, Jeanette Gillis, Margaret Gillis, Rose Burke, Anne Morrison; seven brothers, Donald, Andrew, John, Vincent, Joseph, Frank, Martin.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Laureijs, Aldegonda

Funeral service for the late Aldegonda Francisca M. C. (Vermeer) Laureijs, 89, North Grant, Antigonish County, was held November 24 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Laureijs died November 20, 2017, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Julian Haagsma, Kristina Haagsma and Aleisha Laureijs. Quleanja Laureijs and Mairi Laureijs presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Christelinda Laureijs and Fumairia Laureijs.
Pallbearers were Richard Laureijs, Julian Haagsma, Paul MacGillivray, Michael MacGillivray, David MacGillivray, Teo Laureijs, Peter Laureijs, Brian Laureijs and Stephen Laureijs.
She was born in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
She is survived by six daughters, Apollonia (Linda), Catherine (Ron) MacGillivray, Jopy (Marvin) Haagsma, MaryRose, Gonny Bernadette, Pauweliena; three sons, Peter (Beth) Laureijs, Arny (Diane) Laureijs, Corry (Robin) Laureijs; daughter-in-law, Janice Laureijs; 24 grandchildren; one great-grandson.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Laureijs; son, Johnny Laureijs.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or any charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Silver, Bertha C.

Funeral service for the late Bertha Christena Silver, 84, Goldboro, Guysborough County, was held November 29 in G. W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour, with Lewis MacIntosh officiating. Burial was in Bayview Cemetery, Goldboro.
Mrs. Silver died November 26, 2017, in Valley View Villa, Riverton.
Born October 5, 1933, in Guysborough, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lexi (Worth) Gosbee, Roachvale. She was a housewife, Sunday school teacher and belonged to the Canadian Girls in Training church group. She was an animal lover, and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and flower gardens.
She is survived by two sons, James ‘Jim’, Goldboro; William ‘Bill’ (Doretta), Westville; daughter, Rose Ann (Marcel) Riverview, New Brunswick; three grandchildren, Aaron (Sonya), Williamswood; Darrel (Melanie Turcotte), Dartmouth; Melanie (Steven Temchuk), Dartmouth; sister, Stella McLeod Westville; brother, Victor (Ruby), Eastern Passage; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Stanford Silver; sister, Margaret Zwicker; three brothers, John, William ‘Bill’, George, in infancy; two brothers-in-law, Gordon McLeod and Murray Zwicker.
Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Armstrong, Kevin J.

Funeral service for the late Kevin James Armstrong, 83, North Sydney, was held November 25 in St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Father Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Mr. Armstrong died November 22, 2017, in Northside Community Guest Home.
Born January 9, 1934, in Heatherton, Antigonish County, he was the son of the late Daniel and Annie (Chisholm) Armstrong. He was employed with CN Railway, then Marine Atlantic, aboard the vessels, until his retirement in 1994. He was a faithful and devoted member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, where he served on many different committees over the years. He was also a 3rd degree member of the Fr. William Kiely Council 5109, Knights of Columbus in North Sydney. He enjoyed baking, cooking, fishing and was always busy fixing things.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie (Merritt) Armstrong, North Sydney; son, Kevin (Gladys) Armstrong, Sydney; daughter, Mary Beth Armstrong, North Sydney; two grandchildren, Kevin David (Shawnee) Armstrong, Ottawa; Haley Armstrong, Sydney; three brothers, Donnie Armstrong, Halifax; Billy (Irene) Armstrong, Ontario; Lauchie (Katherine) Armstrong, Heatherton; Betty Gray, Halifax; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Teresa (Samson) Armstrong; three sisters, Rita Chisholm, Helen Brophy, Ann Mattie.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.wjdooley.com

Purcell Sr., Colin P.

Funeral service for the late Colin Patrick ‘The History Man’ Purcell Sr., 82, Port Hawkesbury/Mulgrave, was held November 28 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave with Father Allan MacPhie officiating.
Mr. Purcell died November 23, 2017, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
He was a son of the late James and Hattie (LeBlanc) Purcell.
He is survived by six children, Jim (Lisa) Purcell, Bernita Purcell, Stephen (Earlene) Purcell, Colin (Leona) Purcell, Sherry Purcell (Jim Peeples), Blaise (Debi) Purcell; 12 grandchildren, Kaitlin (Tristan), Kerri (Diego), Daniel, Eric, Michael, Nelson, Miranda, Jenna (Steven), Sarah (Jacob), Andrew, Ryan, Emily; four great-grandchildren, Rhys, Ronan, Anne-Marie, Sage; two sisters, Eileen Power, Jean Morrow; brother, Leo Purcell.
He was predeceased by his wife, Muriel Purcell (Levangie), Frankville; two sisters, Genevieve O’Connoll, Helen DeCoste; three brothers, Mel, Jimmy and Gerald, in infancy.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place, St. Lawrence Cemetery Fund or St. Lawrence Church.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Pickup, Mary Theresa

Funeral service for the late Mary Theresa Pickup, Port Hawkesbury, was held November 30 in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Lower Sackville. Burial was December 1 in St Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury.
Mrs. Pickup died November 23, 2017, in QEII, Halifax.
Born in Mulgrave, she was the daughter of the late Viola May (Doucette) Theriault. She grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Alder Point, Cape Breton. Her marriage to Dennis L. Pickup was the beginning of a long career of working side-by-side in business, from Sydney Mines to Truro and finally to Port Hawkesbury. She enjoyed travel, curling, bowling, golf at Dundee and Ingonish, camping with family and friends, and her pets. In her lifetime, she adopted and cared for many little dogs and countless kittens. She also enjoyed gardening, devoting countless hours to the flower gardens surrounding her home. Having a keen interest in politics, she was a lifetime member of the Liberal Party, both provincially and federally. Until last winter, when she moved to Halifax to be closer to family, she was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Port Hawkesbury and the Evergreen Seniors Club.
She is survived by her son, Art (Brenda), Windsor Junction; two grandsons, Denny (Heather), Bedford; Scott (Mélanie), Halifax; four great-grandchildren, Alec, Samuel, Delia, Camil; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her step-father, Alphonse Theriault; her husband, Denny Pickup; daughter, Pamela Theresa Pickup, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.com

MacDonald, John D.

A memorial service for the late John Daniel MacDonald, 76, Long Point, will be held at a later date.
Mr. MacDonald died November 22, 2017, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in Black River, Inverness County, he was a son of the late Angus Archie and Sara Agnes (Gillis) MacDonald. He was a longtime caretaker of the Troy Trailer Court and was employed for many years as a pulp cutter with R. L. Cotton Lumber Company.
He is survived by his son, Evan (Shauna), Dryden, Ontario; grandson, Dominic; granddaughter, Sara; four brothers, Ronnie, Francis, Jimmy, all of Boston; Cecil, Mabou; four sisters, Elda MacLean, Toronto; Margie MacDonald McCarthy, West Lake Ainslie; Lexie MacDonald, Judique; Jessie MacDonald, Victoria, British Columbia; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his grandson, Callum John; brother, Dougald Joseph; nephew, Wesley Elms.
Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Macdonald, Patricia

Funeral service for the late Mary Patricia ‘Patti’ Macdonald, 62, New Glasgow, formerly of Antigonish, was held November 25 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating, assisted by Father Gary MacPherson.
Ms. Macdonald died November 16, 2017, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Readers at the funeral Mass were friend Clinton Keay, nieces Laura Macdonald, Kate Macdonald and nephew Alan Macdonald. Niece Clare Macdonald and sister-in-law Jane Anne Horne presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was brother-in-law Ed Cochrane. Music was provided by Margaret MacDonald.
Urn bearers were sisters Jane Macdonald and Eileen Cochrane.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late D.D. and Pat Macdonald. She attended St. F.X. University (BSc in Nutrition), University of Toronto (MHSc) and Dalhousie University (BSW). She worked for the Government of Nova Scotia in various capacities, since 1981, retiring after 30 years of service. She enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Mahoney’s Beach, tending to her garden, swimming in St. George’s Bay and visiting with family and friends.
She is survived by two sisters, Jane (Keith MacDonald), St. John’s Newfoundland; Eileen (Ed Cochrane), Deep River, Ontario; two brothers, Charlie (Carole) Macdonald, Bruce (Jane Anne Horne) Macdonald, both of Halifax; 10 nieces and nephews; six grandnieces and grandnephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, VON Pictou County or the Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

MacDougall, Margaret R.

Funeral service for the late Margaret Rosina MacDougall, 89, New Glasgow, was held November 25 in HW Angus Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. MacDougall died in Valley View Villa, where she had been a resident for the past four years.
Born in East River St. Mary’s, she was the daughter of William and Mary Alice (Moser) Greene. In her younger years, she worked at the Tara Motel and then Riverton Home for Special Care, where she worked in the dietary kitchen. She found great pleasure in baking, needle point, crocheting and time with her family.
She is survived by her son, Wayne (Gloria) Greene, Lochaber; three granddaughters, Alison Clapperton (Steven), Marshy Hope; Robyn Greene (Dan Tully), Truro; Kerri Greene (Jason Penney), Grand Lake; four great-grandchildren, Jack, Sara, Ellie, Elise; brother, James (Patsy) Greene; three sisters, Marion Hattie, Anna Cameron, Grace (Bobby) Gunn; sister-in-law, Gloria Greene; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Everette; two brothers, Elmer, Harold; sister, Joyce Archibald; two sisters-in-law, Edith Greene, Rita Greene; three brothers-in-law, Clarence Archibald, Gordon Cameron, Clayton Hattie.
Memorial donations may be made to Bethany United Church, East River St. Mary’s.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com

Pellerin, Carroll J.

A memorial service for the late Carroll Joseph Pellerin, 81, Larry’s River, was held November 25 in St. Peter’s Church, Larry’s River.
Mr. Pellerin died November 20, 2017, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born and raised in Larry’s River, he was a son of the late Percy and Elizabeth (Fougere) Pellerin. After completing high school, he attended St. F.X. University, where he obtained a Diploma in Engineering in 1959, followed by a Bachelor of Science. He then attended Technical University of Nova Scotia in Halifax. Employed for more than 30 years with the federal public service, the majority of his career was spent with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Engineering Section, as a senior engineering technologist in Halifax. Following retirement in the early 1990s, he returned to his family home in Larry’s River, where he was very active in his community and parish of St. Peter’s. He was devout in his faith, devoted to his family and always enjoyed conversation with friends and new acquaintances alike.
He is survived by two sons, Carroll Joe (Seung-Kyoo), Halifax; Andrew, Wallace; daughter, Francine, Halifax; granddaughter, Celeste, Halifax; two brothers, Gordie (Mary), Blair (Emmy); two sisters-in-law, Grayce, MC.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Russell, Basil; sister, Isabelle Heine; two nephews, Jean Andre, Jacques – Yves.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com