Friday, Dec 9th, 2016

Obituaries

Neil W. Luddington

Funeral service for the late Neil Wilson Luddington, 67, New Harbour, was held November 25 in Harbourview Community Centre, New Harbour, with Pastor Scott Chandler officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour.

Mr. Luddington died November 21, 2016, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Roy and Hilda (Gillie) Luddington. He was a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, picking berries, cooking, baking, finding sea glass and Sunday drives with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, June (Sangster); daughter, Felicia Shaw (Mike O’Neil), Halifax; sister, Velma (Eric) Hope, Bedford; brother, Terry Luddington, New Harbour; sister-in-law, Myrna Luddington, Truro; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Austin, Clarence; four sisters, Eva, Phyllis, Irene, Greta.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS.

Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Tanya Marie Myatt

Funeral service for the late Tanya Marie Myatt, 38, Canso, Guysborough County, was held November 30 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Bill Crispo officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Myatt died November 25, 2016, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.

Born October 28, 1978, in Antigonish, she was the daughter of Doreen Fougere and the late Arthur Breen and adopted daughter of the late Pat Fougere. She was a CCA at Canso Seaside Manor for 18 years. She worked doing what she loved most, taking care of people. She was known for her loving, kind, tender and gentle manner, and for her home cooking.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Steven Myatt, Canso; two children, twins Khloe and Rhys Myatt; two sisters, Lisa (Jason) Kiley, Jennifer Fougere (Ron Bouchie); grandmother-in-law, Benti Richards; mother and father-in-law, Darlene and Melvin Myatt; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Trina Myatt; six nieces and nephews, Blake, Brent, Andrea, Hudson, Matthew, Madison.

She was predeceased by her brother, Glen Allan Collins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lodge that Gives – Canadian Cancer Society. 

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Therese Ann Pottie

Funeral service for the late Therese Ann Pottie, 67, River Bourgeois, was held December 2 in St. John the Baptist Church, River Bourgeois, with Father Antolin Astor officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Mrs. Pottie died November 28, 2016, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.

Born June 3, 1949, she was a daughter of the late John and Rita Landry. She was active in her parish as a Eucharistic minister, gift bearer, usher and greeter. She was a 42-year member of the Catholic Woman’s League of Canada, holding several convenerships at all levels in the league. She was president of the River Bourgeois Council from 1978-83; Antigonish Dioceses president from 1989-91; Nova Scotia Provincial president  from 1996-98 and also offered for the national presidency.  In 1998, she was awarded a life membership by the National Council. Her knowledge and commitment to the league was greatly valued, especially by her home council. She also volunteered many hours to the River Bourgeois Community Service Society and the River Bourgeois Historical Society. In her working life, she was employed with Merit Insurance, Halifax, the Town of Port Hawkesbury, Sears Port Hawkesbury and was a causal employee of Canada Post for 25 years prior to her illness.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Donnie; daughter, Charline (Al) Covin, Dartmouth; two sisters, Jeanette Landry, Lucille (Paul) Martell, both of River Bourgeois; brother, Blaise (Gretchen), Baddeck; two brothers-in-law, Wally (Liz)Newmarket, Ontario; Wayne (Paula) Hatchett’s Lake; two sisters-in-law, Linda Pottie, Halifax; Vera (Basil) Bourque, River Bourgeois; several goddaughters; many uncles, nieces, nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, George, Lloyd; sister, Marie, in infancy; two sisters-in-law, Diane Slaunwhite, Patsy Pelrine.

Memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Woman’s League, River Bourgeois; the River Bourgeois Funeral Home or a charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Gerald M. Salsman

Funeral service for the late Gerald Mason Salsman, 84, Lower Sackville, formerly of Stormont, Guysborough County, was held November 26 in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour, with Reverend Sue Channen officiating. Burial was in Stormont Cemetery.

 Mr. Salsman died November 18, 2016, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary Site.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Arthur and Grace (Mason) Salsman. He spent seven years on the lake boats, drove trucks for several companies, retiring from long-haul trucking transporting vehicles for Roadway Transport. Water and boats were his passion and where he was at peace.

He is survived by daughter, Lisa Ann (Lewis) Pick, Middle Sackville; two grandchildren, Carson and Anderson Pick; two brothers, Raymond (Mary), Stormont; Cecil (Paulette), Scarborough, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia McMullin.

Memorial donations may be made to the MSA Coalition (Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy).

Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Eric Alphonsus Ryan

Funeral service for the late Eric Alphonsus  ‘DoDo’ Ryan, 94, Mulgrave, was held December 1 in St. Lawrence Parish with Father Allan MacPhie officiating.

 Mr. Ryan died November 27, 2016, at home.

Born November 10, 1922, in Mulgrave, he was a son of the late Clement and Bridget (Watt) Ryan. He participated in public service virtually all his life; first through military service in the Royal Canadian Navy, on board HMCS Chegobue, then as captain on the car ferries at the Strait of Canso. When the ferries stopped operating, he spent the next 27 years working for Department of Highways at the Canso Causeway tolls, where he retired as a supervisor. He was the last Second World War veteran in Mulgrave and he was a legion member for many years,k as well as a 34-year veteran of the Mulgrave Volunteer Fire Department. Although retired from his day job, he continued to fish lobster until he was 82.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anna (DeCoste); seven sons, Ron (Kathy) Ryan, Ottawa; John (Bev) Ryan, Scottsdale, Arizona; Kevin (Cathy) Ryan, Calgary; Dennis (Linda) Ryan, Dartmouth; Basil (Linda) Ryan, Mulgrave; Bruce (Roxanne) Ryan, Corner Brook; Craig (Rhonda) Ryan, Mulgrave; five daughters, Linda (Loren) Cushing, Yarmouth; Sharon (Michael) MacDonald, Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia; Jenny (Donovan) Cunningham, Yarmouth; Debbie (Darrell) Hadley, Karen (Ben) Lundrigan, both of Mulgrave;  31 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert ‘Bobby’ Ryan, North Sydney; two sisters, Theresa MacDonald, North Sydney; Joan Hurry, Ottawa.

 He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Breanna Lundrigan, Jason Ryan; four brothers, Earl, Miles, James, Foster; two sisters, Aileen Power, Laura MacDonald; son-in-law, Michael MacDonald.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place or a charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Margaret E. Brooks

Funeral service for the late Margaret Elizabeth Brooks, 86, Antigonish, formerly of Arichat and New Glasgow, will be held at 11:00 a.m. December 10 in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat, with Father Doug MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery, D’Escousse.

Mrs. Brooks died November 25, 2016, in the R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.

Born August 7, 1930, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Leo and Margaret Anne (Landry) DeWolf. She was a former employee of MT & T for 43 years. At the age of 14, she began delivering telegrams on her bicycle in Antigonish. She then became a telephone operator and supervisor in Antigonish, later transferring to New Glasgow. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, photography, dancing, darts, bowling and reading.

She is survived by her husband, Harry William Brooks, Trenton; two sisters, Rose Booth, Stillwater Lake; Mary Poirier (Russell), D’Escousse; four brothers, Joseph, Billerica, Massachusetts; Edwin (Joan), Petit de Grat; Bobby (Marie), Arichat; Tommy (Catherine), D’Escousse; 17 nieces and nephews, Leo, Anita, Cheryl, Howard, Diane, Mary Rose, Alex, Lowell, Judi, Lori, Erin, Rodney, Peter, Sandy, Todd, Dawn, Holly; 15 great nieces and nephews; three great-great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her stepmother, Martha (MacIsaac) DeWolf; brother-in-law, Keith Booth; sister-in-law, Patsy DeWolf.

Memorial donations may be made to St Hyacinth Cemetery Fund in D’Escousse.

Online condolences: www.chboudreau.com

 

 

Theresa Boudreau

Funeral service for the late Clara Theresa Boudreau, 82, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, was held November 28 in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home chapel with Deacon Art Riley officiating. Music was provided by Margaret MacDonald. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Heatherton.

Miss Boudreau died November 22, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born in New France, she was a daughter of the late Mary Boudreau. She was a comical person, who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her step-brother, Bernie Carrigan; step-sister, Marie (Freddie) Maxwell. 

She was predeceased by her sister, Mae; brother, John.

Memorial donations may be made to the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Foundation.

Online condolences:  www.clcurry.com

Thomas Leigh Webber

Funeral service for the late Thomas Leigh ‘Butch’ Webber, 72, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Dort’s Cove, was held November 24 in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home chapel with Deacon Art Riley officiating. Music was provided by Theresa Ryan.

Mr. Webber died November 21, 2016, in the nursing home.

He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outside in general. He was involved with the gardening program at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. He loved antique vehicles, especially his old Chevy truck. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, playing cards, a glass of wine, and a good Louis L’Amour book.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Darcy), Ruby; four grandchildren, Cassandra (Dale), Shayli, Adrian, Skylar; two great-grandchildren, Novalee, Ally.

He was predeceased by son, George; daughter, Marguerite.

Memorial donations may be made to the Guysborough Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Fr. John J. MacDonald

Funeral service for the late Father John Joseph MacDonald, 86, Port Hawkesbury, was held November 25 in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat, with Bishop Brian Dunn officiating, assisted by Father Doug MacDonald, Father Dan Doucet and other priests. Burial was in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery, D’Escousse. 

Father MacDonald died November 21, 2016, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.

Born March 25, 1930, in Mount Kisco, New York, he was the son of the late John Angus and Margaret Agnes (MacPherson) MacDonald. Known as Father J.J., he obtained a Bachelor of Arts at St. FX University and attended Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax. He was ordained June 12, 1954, at St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, by Bishop John R. MacDonald. Father J. J. served at St. Hyacinth, D’Escousse; Stella Maris, Inverness; St. Louis, Louisdale; St. Andrew, St. Andrews; St. Joseph, Bras d’Or; St. Joseph, Petit de Grat; St. Michael, Margaree; Our Lady of Assumption, Arichat; and St. John the Baptist, River Bourgeois. Father J.J. was appointed dean of the Richmond Deanery from 1976-79. He retired from parish ministry in 1997. Father J.J. fostered the Co-operative Movement in Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotia; served as president of the Nova Scotia Credit Union League; board of directors of National Co-operator of the Year; founding member of Tel-Ile, a community television station on Isle Madame, which includes service across Richmond County and Canso area; set up and fundraised for student scholarship funds for St. FX; worked for new and improved schools on Isle Madame throughout the 1960s and 1970s; was a strong advocate of the Acadian language and culture; became fluent in French to better serve the communities of Isle Madame; organized young Christian students and young Christian workers on Isle Madame,  with many of the youth now leaders in their communities.

He is survived by sister, Mary Theresa Morrissey, Port Hawkesbury; 11 nieces and nephews, Timothy, Heather, Ken, Dean, Anita, Margie, Debbie, Rick, Mick, Janice, Mark.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Gerald, Jim; sister, Jeanette; nephew, Daniel MacDonald.

Memorial donations may be made to the Civic Improvement Centre, D’Escousse.

Online condolences: www.chboudreau.com 

 

Mary MacDonald

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Collie A.’ MacDonald, 80, Doctor’s Brook, Antigonish County, was held November 25 in St. Margaret’s Church, Arisaig, with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating, assisted by Fathers Gerard MacInnis, Andrew Gillies, Charles Cameron and Bernie MacAdam. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. MacDonald died November 21, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Jessica MacDonald, Meagan Doucet, Katelyn Murray, Sara Wilson and Ashley MacDonald placed the pall at the funeral Mass. Readers were Beth Maas, Mary-Jo Jessome and Celia Picard. Emma MacDonald, Jay MacDonald and Kristen MacDonald presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tom MacDonald, James MacPherson and Paula Macquarrie.

Pallbearers were David Grandy, Robbie Grandy, Matthew MacDonald, Colin Mass, Daniel Picard and Duncan Matthew MacDonald.

Born June 5, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Angus Hughie and Sadie (Grant) MacDonald. She worked at housekeeping in Boston, as a clerk at Crispo and MacIntosh and MacDonald Brothers in Antigonish for several years, before marrying Collie A. and raising her family. She was a homemaker, known for her homemade bread. She was a devout Catholic, faithful to the Holy Rosary, attending Mass as much as possible and lived by her faith each day.

She is survived by four daughters, Cathy, at home; Elaine (Dave) Grandy, Tatamagouche; Yvonne (Francis) Maas, Maryvale; Laureen (Kenny) Mac Donald, Cow Bay; three sons, David (Cheryl Murray), Doctor’s Brook; Darrell (Margie MacDonald), James River; Keith (Leanne MacDonald), Saltsprings; 19 grandchildren, David Scott and Robbie, Tatamagouche; Celia (Daniel Picard), Colin (Rachel), Angus (Genna) and Beth Maryvale; Jessica, Kristen, Amanda and Matthew, Cow Bay; Sara (Geoff Wilson), Brydon (Lindsay), Meagan (Ryan Doucet), Katelyn (Leigh Murray) and Ashley, Doctor’s Brook; Matthew and Bria, James River; Emma and Jay, Saltsprings; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Theresa, Catherine ‘Kaye’, Betty Chisholm, Maryvale; Joyce (Kevin Maguire) Brampton, Ontario; brother, Hughie (Shirlee) Maryvale.

Memorial donations may be made to the VON or the Peggy Scot Society.

Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

 

Kathleen Ann White

Funeral service for the late Kathleen ‘Kay’ Ann White, 67, Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, was held November 29 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry and Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. White died November 25, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Edith Carr and Bev Crispo. Jimmy and Angie Stewart and Bernadette Crispo Feltmate presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace.

Urn bearers were Shelly Anderson, John Crispo, Celeste DeCoste, Travis Dort, Trevor White and Devin White.

Honorary pallbearers were Anna DeCoste, Angela Stewart, Edith Carr, Rosemary Sullivan, Joan White, Diane MacEachern, Bernadette Crispo Feltmate, Sue Benoit and Debbie LeBlanc.

Born January 17, 1949, in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose and Annie Mattie. She worked as an addiction services counsellor with Recovery House for 18 years.

She is survived by her husband, James ‘Bob’ White, Havre Boucher; daughter, Tracey Lee White, Havre Boucher; son, Rickey (Meaghan) White, Echo Bay, Ontario; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald (Darlene) Mattie, Orillia, Ont.; John (Linda) Mattie, Brampton, Ont..

She was predeceased by brother, Francis Mattie; sister, Theresa Youngson.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation, Addiction Services, Antigonish or St. Peter’s Parish CWL.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Leonard F. Sampson

A private family service for the late Leonard Francis Sampson, 68, L’Ardoise, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Sampson died November 17, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born May 14, 1948, in L’Ardoise, he was a son of the late Leonard Sr. and Madeline (Briand) Sampson.

He is survived by two brothers, Paul (Sharon), Gregory (Colleen); eight nieces and nephews, Matthew, Nicole, Trina, Lacey, Megan, Shannon, Monique,  Chelsey; great nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Harry C. Sampson.

He was predeceased by his sister, Rita.

Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Ivan Firth

Funeral service for the late Jason Ivan Firth, 42, Phillips Harbour, Guysborough County, was held November 24 in Canso United Baptist Church, Canso, with Reverend David Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Queensport.

Mr. Firth died November 19, 2016.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Dellas (Creamer) Hendsbee, Phillips Harbour, and the late George William Firth. He was a fisherman, who enjoyed the water and hunting. The highlight of his life was a visit Scotland with his mother, where he met his paternal aunts, uncles and cousins.

Besides his mother, he is survived his brother, Derrick Hendsbee (Kati Ehler), Phillips Harbour; four nieces and nephews, Samantha Schwartz, Alysa Schwartz, Blake Hendsbee, Colin Hendsbee; adopted father, Nick Hendsbee, Phillips Harbour;  numerous aunts, uncles.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, James and Bessie Firth (Scotland); maternal grandparents, Ivan and Evelyn Creamer; step-grandparents, Fred and Jean Hendsbee; cousin, Darcy Underhay; aunt, Grace Betti;  four uncles, Tony, Floyd, Hughie, Willard.

Memorial donations may be made to the Antigonish SPCA.

 Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Bazil Winston Knorr

Funeral service for the late Bazil Winston Knorr, 69, Mulgrave, was held November 25 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with the Rt. Reverend Ron Cutler officiating.

Mr. Knorr died November 20, 2016, at home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Berniece Morris, Gail MacKay, Lilli Knorr and Reverend Mark Kingsbury (Gospel). Eucharistic Ministers were Reverends Jane Clattenburg and Mark Kingsbury. Music was provided by organist Chris Cook and Dr. Philip Cooper.

Active pallbearers were Brian, Jamie and Angela Knorr, Rod Dickson, Dave Boutilier and Walter Crant.

Honorary pallbearers were David Cohen, Robert Barclay, Lee Mitten and Don Heighten.

He was a son of the late Blanche (Mersereau) and Leslie Knorr. He worked in transportation, owned Orange Julius Stores, and eventually baked for New Glasgow Suppers, Prince Edward Island. He was a past member of the Kinsmen Club of Dartmouth, and Hartlen Point Golf Club. He served as Eucharistic minister and reader in church. He was an avid fan of baseball, hockey, curling and golf.  Besides cooking and baking, he enjoyed driving, travelling and curling.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Bryan (Sancia), Eastern Passage; Jamie (Angela), Cole Harbour; two grandchildren, Lilli, Brayden; sister, Dolores (John) Higgins, Maine; brother, Frank (Jo ann), New Brunswick; sister-in-law, Lesley (Bob) Barclay, Whitby; brother-in-law, David Cohen, Calgary.

He was predeceased by brother, Gerald. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish, or The Parish of Strait Chedabucto Anglican Churches.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Murray Steven Riley

Funeral service for the late Murray ‘Steven’ Riley, 58, Riverview Home, Riverton, Pictou County, formerly of Indian Harbour Lake, Guysborough Co., was held November 22 in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Indian Harbour Lake, with Reverend Kristin MacKenzie officiating. Burial was in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Indian Harbour Lake.

Mr. Riley died November 16, 2016, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in Truro, he was a son of Murray, New Glasgow, and the late Margaret ‘Tiny’ (MacIntosh) Riley. He worked in the woods with his brother Jimmy cutting pulpwood from a young age. He did construction work with his father in Iron Bound Island and acquired his backhoe operating license in June 1980. He operated heavy duty machinery at Northumberland mines in Cochrane Hill. He enjoyed hunting, working on his car and was an avid coin and stamp collector. He was involved in a tragic car accident in 1981, where he sustained immense head trauma, but against all odds made a remarkable recovery over the next two years. He lived at home with his parents until 2013, when he moved to Riverview Home.

Besides his father, he is survived by brother, Richard (Patty), Indian Harbour Lake; two sisters, Terri-Lynn (Greg Fennell), New Glasgow; Brenda (Wilf Allen), Indian Harbour Lake; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Jimmy, Melvin.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com 

Charles A. Finnigan

Funeral service for the late Charles Aloysius ‘Charlie’ ‘Al’ Finnigan, 77, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Pomquet River, Antigonish County, was held November 22 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Finnigan died November 19, 2016, in the nursing home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were John DeCoste and Chelsey Breen. Ashley Finnigan, Jessie Finnigan and Jacob Benoit presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Cathy Bowman. Music was provided by Ty Wallace, Jackie Benoit and Jamie Benoit.

Pallbearers were Jim Finnigan, Eddie Benoit, Murray Teasdale,   Marcel Boucher, Phonsie Benoit and Jamie Crossman.

Born in Cape Jack, he was a son of the late Charlotte Finnigan and was raised by his grandmother, Sophie (Breen) Finnigan. He was a truck driver for more than 50 years and was well-respected by his peers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, homemade cooking and George Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Mattie); two daughters, Sophia, Meriah, Pomquet River; son, Jim (Cheryl), Fall River; four grandchildren, Ashley, Jessie, Cordella, Jessie; two sisters, Patsy Slaunwhite, Linda Misner; two brothers, Gordon, Larry; mother-in-law, Mary Mattie, Heatherton; special niece, Stephanie Mattie, Alberta; many more nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Benoit, Donna Mattie (Gary DeCoste); two brothers-in-law, J.J. Mattie, Jamie Benoit; cousin, Ann Landry.

He was predeceased by son, Samuel; daughter, Anna.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

 

John A. Wallace

Funeral service for the late John Anthony Wallace, 71, Malignant Cove, Antigonish County, was held November 17 in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Arisaig, with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating, assisted by Father Bernard MacAdam. Burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Wallace died November 12, 2016, at home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Colleen Morrow, Linda Ross and Lisa MacDonald. Morgan MacGillivray, Sarah Wallace and Ryan Wallace presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace.

Urn bearers were children Jeffery, Tony and Tanya Wallace.

Honorary pallbearers were Clarence Arbuckle, Eddie Arbuckle, Rob Asselstine, Bruce Asselstine, John Cameron, Bernie Chisholm, Sandy MacAdam, Allan MacDonald, David MacDonald, Stevie MacInnis, Fred MacLellan and Alan MacKay.

Born August 2, 1945, at home, he was a son of the late John and Ruth Wallace, Malignant Cove. He had a passion for his vehicles and heavy machinery. He began his career with Colin R. Construction, continuing on with R. Cameron, Nova Scotia Department of Highways, Brenco Construction and Alva Construction, as well as being an accomplished lobster fisherman. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards and the unexpected road trips with his buddies.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patsy (Heffernan); two sons, Tony, Jeffrey (Kelly); daughter, Tanya (Doug); three grandchildren, Morgan (Tom), Sarah, Ryan; three sisters: Mary (A.D.) MacLellan, Sally MacKay, Geraldine ‘Gippy’ Heffernan; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay (Silivo), Frank (Minnie), Marion (Joe), Bernie (Brenda), Elaine; special nephew, Mark Heffernan; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by father-in-law, John Dan Heffernan; mother-in-law, Margaret (Girlie) Heffernan; six brothers-in-law, Johnny, Leo, Roddie, Donnie, Carmen, Cecil MacKay.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Mary J. MacEachern

Funeral service for the late Mary Jane MacEachern, 82, Cape George, Antigonish County, was held November 17 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating, assisted by Father Angus MacGillivray. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Margaree.

Mrs. MacEachern died November 11, 2016, at home.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Yvette MacDonald, John Aucoin, Leona MacDonald and Valerie Chugg. Charlie MacDonald and Kenzie MacNeil presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Anne MacKenzie. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald, Anne Marie Kavanaugh, John Pellerin, Paula Maillet and Sister Catherine MacGillivray.

Active pallbearers were Greg Keizer, Allan Adams, Bernie Falkenham, Colin A.P. MacDonald, Joe MacGillivray and Bryden MacNeil.

Honorary pallbearers were retired teachers and special friends.

Born September 17, 1934, in Belle Cote, she was a daughter of the late Napoleon and Marie Louise (Chiasson) Aucoin. She graduated from Truro Normal College, taught at Belle Cote, Sheet Harbour, and for numerous years at MacPherson Elementary, Antigonish. She was a devoted teacher, who fondly remembered and kept in touch with many of her students. She enjoyed Celtic music, especially the fiddle, and was very proud of her Acadian culture.

She is survived by her husband, John V. MacEachern, Cape George; four sisters, Yvonne (Henry) Aucoin, Maynard, Massachusetts; Lucy Romard, Belle Cote; Annie (Russell) Chiasson, Belle Cote; Claudette (Gordon) Ramard, Cheticamp; four brothers, Peter, Edmonton, Alberta; Tassian, Belle Cote; John (Danena) Cap LeMoine; Daniel (Maureen) Mississauga, Ontario, sister-in-law, Aileen MacNeil, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sister, Catherine; brother, George; niece, Eileen; aunt, Sister Laurette Chiasson; brother-in-law, Gerry Romard.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation or CA-R-MA, Antigonish.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Grace, David Joseph

Funeral service for the late David Joseph Grace, 82, Upper Springfield, Antigonish County, was held November 16 in St. Andrew’s church, St. Andrews, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Fathers Charles Cameron and Dan MacDonald. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Grace died November 10, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Clementine Grace and Kelli Sponagle. Sons Shawn, Wayne and grandchildren Gloria, Andrew, Nicole and Mitchell Grace presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace and Gerald André.
Active pallbearers were Andrew Grace, Eric Battite, Mitchell Grace, Roger Sponagle, Douglas Grace and Leo Duggan.
Honorary pallbearers were Francis Anderson, Willie Joe Bowles, George Duggan, Ambrose Bowles, Kevin Grace and Donald F. MacDonald.
Born at home in Upper Springfield, he was the eldest of eight children born to the late Joseph and Edna (Gillis) Grace. He was a member of St. Andrews Holy Name Society for its duration, a member of St. Andrews Oak & Owl Seniors Club, and a faithful member of St. Andrews Catholic Church. He was employed with the Department of Transportation, Communication, and Highways for more than 30 years. He also operated a small beef farm and worked with his wood lot cutting Christmas trees, pulp, and firewood. He was a foster father to a great number of children. Always a close-to-home person, he enjoyed playing cribbage or 45s with family and friends, fiddle music and good food.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Morris); daughter, Wanda, Antigonish; two sons, Shawn, Upper Springfield; Wayne, Caledonia Mills; two daughters-in-law, Treena Grace, Clementine Grace; four grandchildren, Gloria, Andrew, Nicole, Mitchell; five sisters, Eileen Battite, Burlington, Massachusetts; Vincent (Margaret), Antigonish; Phillip (Norma), South Carolina; Shirley André, Kingston, Ontario; Linda Richardson, St. Andrews; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Grace, Newport, Ont.; Ruby Grace, Kingston, Ont.; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Earl, James; sister-in-law, Agnes Grace; three brothers-in-law, David Battite, Gerry André, Austin Richard.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Crooks, Donald

Interment of the late Donald G. Crooks, 82, Sydney/Drum Head, Guysborough County, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Crooks died November 7, 2016.
Born in Seal Harbour, Guys. Co., he was a son of the late George and Lottie Crooks. He spent his first 11 years on Country Island where his father was a light keeper. He later followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a light keeper, first on Country Island, then at the Port Bickerton and Liscombe Light Houses. In the 1960s, he changed course and became a marine engineer, first for the coast guard, then for many other companies before retiring to Sydney. He had many hobbies, a true Seanchai, he enjoyed writing poems and stories. He also enjoyed sailing, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Huntington); two sons, Darren (Janice), Torbay; Dana, Drum Head; daughter, Clarice, Antigonish; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; six in-laws, Debbie (Wade), Johnny, Sharon (Duke), Sandra, Margie (John), Vernon; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Willis, Jimmy (James); two sisters, Irene Fanning, Ardath Zwicker.
Memorial donations may be made to VON Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the City Homemakers Service Society.
Online condolences: www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or [email protected]