Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014

Obituaries

Andrews, Lindsay Winston

Funeral service for the late Lindsay Winston Andrews, 69, Boylston, Guysborough County, was held November 15 in Boylston United Church, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial was in Boylston Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Andrews died November 12, 2014.
Born in Manchester, Guysborough Co., on September 14, 1945, he was a son of the late James Osborne and Mary Stella (Wilcox) Andrews. He enjoyed his quiet Manchester life, his children and grandchildren as they visited. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He had been employed with Nova Scotia Department of Transportation before moving on to R. Cook Enterprise, where he enjoyed the fresh open air building roads, installing wells and basements for people. He had not a care in the world how dirty he got when excavating or bulldozing.
He is survived by six children, Darlene, Truro; Glenda (Aubrey), Calgary; Trina (Robert), Kevin (Tanya), all of Antigonish; Melanie (Brent), Lower Sackville; Christopher, at home; 10 grandchildren, Stephen, Ryan, Donovan, Savannah, Stephanie, Chelsea, Tyler, Kassandra, Elizabeth and Grayson; two sisters, Myrtle (Lou) Baxter, Brighton, Ont; Evelyn MacDonald, Antigonish.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Elaine (Chisholm) Andrews; five sisters, Florence, Hazel, Edith, Eva and Elsie; two brothers, Harvey and Ralph.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Cashin, Donna Marie

Funeral service for the late Donna Marie (Llewellyn) Cashin, 68, Cole Harbour, Guysborough County, formerly of Georgetown, P.E.I., was held November 14 in St. Joseph’s Church, Port Felix, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
She was a daughter of the late Chester (Bill) and Phyllis Llewellyn (Moury) of Georgetown, PEI. Throughout her life she enjoyed shopping, listening and singing along to her favorite music, travelling, spending time with family and friends, cooking her delicious meals, which she loved to share with everyone. She always took the time to send cards and make phone calls to her loved ones.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Cyril; grandson, Sean, Ontario; two sisters, Doreen (Joe) Shepard, Charlene (Brian) Somers; brother, Glen (Gertie) Llewellyn, all of P.E.I.; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by son, Brian; daughter-in-law, Kim; sister, Debbie; brother, Garry; niece, Lorrie-Anne; grandniece, Melina; parents-in-law, Geraldine and Stanley Cashin; special friends, Bryce and Denise Joudrey.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Cashin, Reverend Robert Emmett

Funeral service for the later Reverend Robert Emmett Cashin, 63, Toronto, former Priest of the Archdiocese of Halifax, was held November 15 in St. Joseph’s Church, Port Felix, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Born in Antigonish on September 7, 1950, he was a son of the late Francis and Velda (Cashen) Cashin of Port Felix, Guysborough County. He received his early education in Port Felix, completed his junior high in Tracadie, Antigonish County, and his high school years at Guysborough High. He then attended St. Mary’s University, and Pine Hill Divinity Seminary College, Halifax for his theological studies. Reverend Cashin was ordained to the Priesthood May 19, 1979 at St. Mary’s Basilica, Halifax by the Most Reverend James Hayes. Father “Bob” served as a priest at St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Thomas Aquinas, Halifax, Immaculate Conception, Dartmouth and St. Peter’s Parish, Sheet Harbour. He also worked with the Church Marriage Tribunal and Nova Scotia Department of Community Services. In 1998, he moved to Toronto where he chose to minister to the homeless and non-denominational parishes, where he was held in high regard for his kindness and generosity, assisting the less fortunate. He retired from full time ministry in 2010 due to illness.
He is survived by two brothers, Howard (Doreen) and Donald (Alana), Port Felix; three sisters, Mary Ann Casey (Doug), Cole Harbour, Guysborough County; Connie Rhynold (companion Nelson), Upper Whitehead; Donna (Emery) Horne, Beaverbank; four nieces; Norma, Sherry, Wendy, Sylvia; three nephews, Paul, Dale, Pierre; sister-in-law, Lorna Cashin; numerous cousins; close friends, Debbie Platt and David Teasdale.
He was predeceased by brother, Roderick; nephew, Gerard MacDonald.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Dunlop, Virginia R. (Worth)

Virginia R. (Worth) Dunlop, Boutilier’s Point, Nova Scotia, died November 7, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, David Dunlop; son, Bill; daughter, Michele (Mike Joyce); five sisters, Shirley Worth, Moncton, NB; Marie Worth, Bedford, NS; Theresa Caswell, Saint John, NB; Marilyn (Robert) Mackinnon, Lantz, NS; three brothers, Lloyd, Lawrence (Joan), both of Horton’s Cove, NS; Bobby, Guysborough, NS; brother-in-law, Bruce Dunlop, Winnipeg, MB; many nieces and nephews.
Born in Cooks Cove, Guysborough County, she was one of 13 children of the late Murray G. and Catherine (Williams) Worth. She was predeceased by two sisters, Joan and Marjorie; three brothers, Wesley, George and Elton.

Anderson, Norman Roberts

The Honourable Norman Roberts Anderson, LLB, 83, died November 9, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Edith (Pyle), Kentville; two daughters, Katherine, Dartmouth; Caroline Adams, Coldbrook; son, John, Dartmouth; special in-law children, DeVon Adams, Debbie MacPherson Anderson and David Rennie; five grandchildren, Robert and Alex Adams, Coldbrook; Lilly (Elizabeth) and Royce Rennie, Dartmouth; Benjamin Anderson, Dartmouth; three brothers, A. Murray Anderson, R. Wentworth Anderson and Alick G. Anderson, all of Sherbrooke; many nieces, nephews, sister and brothers-in-law.
Online condolences: [email protected]

Robertson, Kathryn Jean

Kathryn Jean Robertson, 59, Stellarton, died November 11, 2014.
She is survived by three children, Laura (John)Ashton, Medicine Hat, AB; Greg Robertson (Elaine MacDonald), Lakevale, NS; Jeff Robertson (Emma MacKinnon), Fort St. John, BC; four grandchildren Elijah, Noah, Oliver and Violet; three brothers Jim Skinner (Marina Reynolds), Truro; Carl (Joan) Skinner, Milford; Ken (Ann)Skinner, Sylvan Lake, Alberta; special friends Carol Holowachuk, Donna Gennoe and Helen LaSalle.
Born in New Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Wellington and Hazel Crummey. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Reta Skinner, and Wellington and Hazel Crummey; brother, Douglas.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com

MacLellan, Florence Ann

Funeral service for the late Florence Ann MacLellan, 95, S.W. Margareee and Antigonish, will be held at a later date in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, S.W. Margaree, with her nephew Fr. Danny MacLennan officiating.
Mrs. MacLellan died November 7, 2014, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
Born January 7, 1919, on Victoria Road, Dunvegan, Inverness County, she was the daughter of Roderick ‘Rod Rory Archie’ and Katie (MacDougall) MacLennan. After graduating from Provincial Normal College, she taught school in several areas of Inverness County. She was a dedicated member of her church and sang in the choir for many years. She moved to Antigonish in 1993 where she lived an active life until this year when she was placed in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Throughout her life she enjoyed walking, travelling, sewing, gardening, crossword puzzles, playing bridge and auction. She was an avid reader, cook, baker and had a keen interest in genealogy and the Gaelic language. She enjoyed social gatherings of all kinds especially when family and friends were present. She sang with the Inverness County Gaelic singers enjoying many years of fun and laughter with this close knit group.
She is survived by three sons, Clarry (Donna), Burlington, Ontario; Gus (Debbie), Truro; Danny (Carla), Halifax; two daughters, Rhoda (Bill Lawlor), Bedford; Debi (Arnie Farrell), Antigonish; 15 grandchildren, James (Sandra), Kim, Allan (Amy), Michael, Daniel (Amy), Craig (Kate), Ian (Kristen), Steve (Mary Helen), Ryan (Holly), Lindzie (Ryan), Brad (Sara), Dion (Meaghan), Paul, Mark, Heather; 20 great-grandchildren, William, Nicholas, Ivy, Louis, Simon, Sophie, Emma, Connor, Gillian, Luke, Abigail, Brady, Rylyn, Lukas, Scarlette, Marissa, Jessica, Jaeda, Rhya, Isla Faye; brother, Angus MacLennan (Glenna), Toronto; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Dan MacLellan; five sisters, Margaret, Mary Jessie, Betty, Teresa, Lexina; two brothers, Fr. Alex, Hughie.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com
Fois do t’anam, a Mhàthair (Peace be with you, Mom)

MacArthur, Sherman Anderson

Funeral service for the late Sherman Anderson MacArthur, 89, Goldboro, Guysborough County, was held November 5 in Goldboro United Baptist Church with Reverend Morley Shaw officiating. Burial was in Bayview Cemetery, Goldboro.
Mr. MacArthur died November 1, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish .
Born September 20, 1925, in Goldboro, he was a son of the late Robert Milburn and Arvilla Hope (Silver) MacArthur. He was a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War having served overseas in both conflicts serving as transport corporal/ambulance operator. After retiring from the armed services in 1966, he returned to his home in Goldboro and worked various labour jobs until he went to work for the former Maritime Tel & Tel as a telephone operator. He later went to work for G.W. Giffin’s Funeral and Ambulance Service of Country Harbour. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Arras Branch 59, Antigonish. He was very involved in the community serving as fire chief of the Harbourview Volunteer Fire Department for more than eight years and as cub master for the area. He was a member of the Isaac’s Harbour Medical Center Committee, the Housing Committee for the Isaac’s Harbour Villa, the Goldboro Interpretive Center Committee and the Goldboro Cemetery Committee. One of his greatest joys was the 19 years he spent as a member of the St. Mary’s Male Choir spreading the Lord’s work through song.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Leona (Nickerson); son, Philip (Shelley), Country Harbour; four daughters, Pauline (Wayne) O’Leary, Half Island Cove; Sherma (Blair) Phillips, Roberta (Steven) Phillips, both of Margaree; Elizabeth (Kevin) Halfpenny, Baddeck; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Lewis (Muriel), London, Ontario.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Milburn, Kenneth, Philip; two sisters, Elva, Roberta.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Prosper, Wilfred ‘Willie’

Funeral service for the late Wilfred ‘Willie’ Prosper Jr., 66, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held November 5 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Mr. Prosper died November 1, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Elaine Durling and Vincent Prosper. Karen Hoben and Kathy Fitzpatrick presented the offertory gifts. Altar server was Charles Skinner. Music was provided by St. Lawrence Parish Choir.
Pallbearers were David Greencorn, Steve Hoben, Myles Greencorn and Greg Fitzpatrick.
Born in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, he was a son of the late Wilfred J. and Hilda Mae (Brown) Prosper.
He is survived by his wife, Shelia (Greencorn); two sons, Vinny, Chad; two brothers, Peter, Urban.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Gillis, Colin Bernard

Colin Bernard Gillis, 98, River Ryan, died October 23, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Alma Blanche (Kendall), Seaview Manor, Glace Bay; three daughters, Judy Knox, Berwick; Linda (Mel) McIsaac, Valley; Colleen Gillis, River Ryan; two sons, Raymond (Lorraine), Scotchtown; George (Miriam), Antigonish; son-in-law, Harvey Power, Dartmouth; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren, special cousin Anastasia MacSween; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Born July 16, 1916, in Port Hood, he was a son of the late Angus John Y. and Annie (McInnis) Gillis. He was predeceased by daughter, Sharon Power; son-in-law, Wayne Knox; four sisters Victoria Gillis, in infancy, Margaret MacKillop, Anne White, Mary Sarah MacDonald; six brothers, John Malcolm, John Angus, William “Billie”, John Hector, John Hughie, Gussie.
Online condolences: www.vjmcgillivray.ca

Prosser, Jeanette Rosalynd

Jeanette Rosalynd Prosser, 86, Vimy Court Nursing Home, Bible Hill, died November 4, 2014.
She is survived by three daughters, Gloria (Ernie) Dooley, Debbie (Kenny) Parks, Cheryl (Michael) Layden, all of Mulgrave; two sons, Robert (Ann) Prosser, Dartmouth; David (Donna) Prosser, Halifax; eight grandchildren, Nancy, Sarah, Sean, Adam, Emily, John, Nicole, Michael; great granddaughter, Shea.
Originally from Wood’s Harbor, she was a daughter of the late Ozzie and Ella (Forbes) Dixon. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Earl; 14 siblings.
Online condolences: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Browning, Marian Pearl

Marian Pearl Browning, 77, New Glasgow, formerly of French River, died November 5, 2014.
She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Browning, London, Ontario; Heather Marr (Andrew), Addington Forks Extension; three sons, Rick, Kevin, New Glasgow; Wendell (Cheryl), Auburn; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Lorraine) Urquhart, Truro.
Born in Telford, she was a daughter of the late Margaret (William) Urquhart. She was predeceased by her husband, Sterling Charles Browning; son, Robert Wayne Browning.
Online condolences: www.pkmacdonald.ca

Chisholm, Andrew Benedict

Funeral service for the late Andrew Benedict Chisholm, 96, Lower South River, Antigonish County, was held October 28 in St. Andrews Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating, assisted by Father Dan MacDonald and Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in South River Cemetery.
Mr. Chisholm died October 25, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Tammy Kirk, Vicki MacIsaac and Kim Chisholm. Bernice MacIntosh, Jackie MacDonald, Donna DeYoung and Deen MacIsaac presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Ben ten Brinke. Music was provided by James MacPherson, John Pellerin, Sandra MacIsaac and Tammy Landry.
Active pallbearers were Wayne Chisholm, Sandy MacIntosh, John A. Chisholm, Gary Chisholm, George Baxter and Joe Broussard.
Honorary pallbearers were school bus drivers, members of the Knights of Columbus and Royal Canadian Legion.
Born June 16, 1918, in Caledonia Mills, he was a son of the late Angus and Mary Ann (Chisholm) Chisholm. He joined the Canadian Army in 1940. After basic training in Nova Scotia, he was transferred to Ontario, and then Vancouver Island where he was promoted to Sergeant as an instructor of small arms and trainer for new recruits. From there he was transferred to duty overseas and attached to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in Belgium, and then Holland in 1944. On November 5, 1946, he married Geraldine MacMillan of Fairmont. After returning home, he started a small lumbering and trucking business and later accepted a job with the Municipal School Board as a bus driver and supervisor of transportation which he worked for 28 years. He was appointed parish warden for St. Andrews Parish and later as one of the first members of the new parish council formed by Fr. Bernard Chisholm. He was very active in community affairs and was a member of St. Andrews Oak & Owl Club, the Knights of Columbus and a past board member of the St. Andrews Volunteer Fire Dept.
He is survived by four sons, Ben (Trish), Dagger Woods; A.B. (Eileen), Doug (Donalda), both of St. Andrews; Chis (Melba), Lower South River; four daughters, Mary-Deen MacIsaac (Mike), New Glasgow; Donna DeYoung, Lower South River; Bernice MacIntosh (James), Jackie MacDonald (Shaun), both of St. Andrews; 13 grandchildren, Vernon, Kerry, Hillary, Kim, Andrea, Vicki, Jill, Andrew, Robin, Tammy, Sandy, Katie, Sarah; step-grandson James MacDonald; seven great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa MacDonald; three sisters-in-law, Louise Chisholm, Bernadette Chisholm, Effie Glenn.
He was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine Chisholm; daughter, Mary Ann, in infancy; sister, Catherine Bowles; three brothers, Archie Dan, John B., Billy; son-in-law John DeYoung.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Smith, Walter ‘Bryce’

Funeral service for the late Walter ‘Bryce’ Smith, 92, Sherbrooke, Guysborough County, was held November 3 in St. John’s United Church, Sherbrooke, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Sherbrooke.
Mr. Smith died October 30, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born September 13, 1922, in Sherbrooke, he was a son of the late Walter and Norma (MacDonald) Smith. He resided in the Veterans’ Unit at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital for the last year and one half, having previously lived in Sherbrooke where he spent most of his life. He was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church, Sherbrooke, and spent many years as a member of St. Mary’s Male Choir. He served overseas in Italy and Africa as a motorcycle taxi driver during the Second World War. He worked at the Imperial Esso Refinery in Dartmouth, as a worker for the Laborers Union in Halifax, Historic Properties, Post Office Caretaker in Sherbrooke and Truro and also for sanitation pickup in Sherbrooke for several years. He was an avid salmon fisherman, hunting guide, trapper and a member of St. Mary’s River Association. He enjoyed gardening and playing cards. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, Sherbrooke.
He is survived by daughter, Marla (James) Porter, Country Harbour; four sons, Glen (Corrie), Forest, Ontario; Terry (Diane), Stillwater; Martin (Delores), Sherbrooke; Harold (Rosalie), Country Harbour; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Katy Smith, Sherbrooke; Alice Jack, Kentville; Antoinette Harpell, West Pubnico; brother-in-law, Vincent Harpell, Harpellville; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Rosie (Harpell); three sisters, Doris Brown, Joyce MacIntosh, Peg MacKinley; three brothers, Cecil, Edgar, Graham.
On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com

MacLellan, Muriel Margaret

Funeral service for the late Muriel Margaret MacLellan, 86, Clydesdale, Antigonish County, was held November 1 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. MacLellan died October 29, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Amber MacLellan, Kimberly Whalen and Jenna Chisholm. Hannah Spin and Samantha Young presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacDonald and piper Jordan Chowen.
Active pallbearers were A. J. MacLellan, Ronnie MacLellan, Cameron MacLellan, Allister MacLellan, Andrew MacLellan and Brian Spin.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Bell, Marion Bell, Collie Smith, Allan MacLellan, Johnny MacLellan, Karl MacLellan and Hughie MacLellan.
Born April 28, 1928, she was raised by her grandmother, the late Margaret MacDonald, in St. Andrews, where they worked together to run the telegraph office. She later co-owned and operated a salvage yard in Clydesdale with her husband William. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker who enjoyed farming, gardening, baking. Her favorite pastimes were trips over Brown’s Mountain with friends, spending time with her cats, or playing cards with her family and good friends Bill and Marion Bell.
She is survived by eight sons, Allan (Mildred), Hughie, Karl, A.J. (Helen), Allister (Lisa), all of Antigonish; Ronald (Wendy), Sherbrooke; Cameron (Kathleen), New Brunswick; John (Colette), Alberta; five daughters, Mary (Brian) Whalen; Marion (Jim), Dartmouth; Diane (Gary), Annapolis Valley; Bertha (Dave) Vanderburgh, Helen (Brian) Spin, Antigonish; 28 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, William Francis MacLellan; an infant son.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Feltmate, Chesley Elmo

Funeral service for the late Chesley Elmo Feltmate, 84, Goshen, Guysborough County, was held November 2 in Goshen Gospel Church with Pastor John Luten officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery, Argyle.
Mr. Feltmate died October 28, 2014, in High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care.
Born in Lochaber, he was a son of the late Seward and Tiny(Cummings) Feltmate. He grew up in Eight Island Lake and moved to Goshen in his early teens. He farmed and trucked for the Department of Highways in his early years. He continued his career until 1970, then worked for his brother Merritt as a dozer operator until he retired in 1995. He continued to work his own land cultivating Christmas trees, pulpwood and blueberries until 2013.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce; two daughters, Hope (Robert) Bryden, Goshen; Heather (David) Marley, San Diego, California, USA; four grandchildren, Kurtis, Kelly-Anne, Chelsea, Marcus; two brothers, Murray (Nell), Goshen; Harold (Nan), New Minas; three sisters-in-law, Vera, Goshen; Minnie, Joyce, Ontario; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Gordon, Merritt, Rev. Donald, Arthur; sister-in-law, Muriel Feltmate.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

DeCoste, Raymond Francis ‘Ray’

Memorial service for the late Raymond Francis ‘Ray’ DeCoste, 78, Hamilton, Ontario, was held in Markey Dermody Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Mr. DeCoste died August 11, 2014, in Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton.
Born in Linwood, Antigonish County, he was a son of the late William and Martha (DeLorey) DeCoste. He worked as an industrial painter for many years, retiring early due to lung disease. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Howard); two daughters, Laura Halbert (John), Teresa DeCoste (Edward Pottery; four grandchildren, Adam and Connor Halbert; Brandon and Dylan Pottery, all of Hamilton; six sisters, Anna Davidson, Mona Christie (Billie), both of Heatherton, Linda Cann (Ronn), Port Maitland; Marlene MacIsaac (Carroll), Linwood; Wilma Bottomley (Herb), Middle Sackville; Robina, Antigonish; three brothers, Herman (Joyce), Nobbie (Donna), both of Hamilton; Clayton (Susan), Edmonton; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Tina, Doris, Robina; three brothers, Harold, Seward, Lennie.

Baxter, Beverly Judith

Funeral service for the late Beverly “Sue” Judith Baxter, 69, Greenwold Manor, Antigonish, was held November 2 in St. James United Church with Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Burial was in St. James/St. Paul Cemetery.
Mrs. Baxter died October 30, 2014 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral service were Kevin Cameron (remembrance) and Marilyn Landry. Music was provided by Sheila Davison and St. James United Church Choir.
Pallbearers were Shawn Baxter, Kevin MacDonald, Tyler MacPherson, Kyle Cleary, Mark Baxter and Dominique Skinner.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late John Dan and Ethel Maude (Prime) Cameron. She was a resident of Greenwold Manor for the past 15 years. She enjoyed music, weekend dances and being ‘on the move’ whether being a taxi for someone else or taking in an event. She was a hard working person, independent and strong willed. She enjoyed time with her family and friends and especially loved a hot cup of tea and an oatcake.
She is survived by four daughters, Jane MacDonald, Ethel (Johnny) MacPherson, Marie Cleary, Danielle (Bernie) Skinner; son, Edward (Carla) Baxter; 11 grandchildren, Shawn, Robin, Kevin, Tyler, Jessica, Kyle, Ashley, Tara, Robynne, Mark, Dominique; four great-grandchildren, Hanna, Brianna, Morgan, Savannah; mother-in-law, Anne Baxter; sister, Edith Aker; brother, Norman (Betty) Cameron; five sisters-in-law, Georgina Cameron, Ann Haley-Cameron, Chrissy Cameron, Marcia (Dave) Rhynold, Marilyn (Brian) Landry; brother-in-law, Ralph (Mary) Baxter; long-time friend, Danny MacDonald.
She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas; daughter, Mary Patricia, in infancy; four sisters, Hilda, Ruth, Eva, Effie; three brothers, Jack, Angus, Gordon; brother-in-law, Lorne Baxter.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacDonald, Frances Eileen

Funeral service for the late Frances Eileen MacDonald, 68, St. Andrews, Antigonish County, was held October 27 in St. Andrews Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating, assisted by Father Vernon Boutilier and Father Dan MacDonald. Burial was in South River Cemetery.
Mrs. MacDonald died October 22, 2014, in the QEII Health Science Centre.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Sally Massel, Deborah MacLean and Mary Purcell. Carol Ann, Kenneth and Evan Chisholm presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Joan MacGillivray. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Active pallbearers were, Darcy MacDonald, Tom Massel, Iain MacLean, Doug MacDonald, Tom Murphy and Allen MacDonald.
Honorary pallbearers were members of St. Andrews CWL.
Born May 18, 1946, in Morar, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Mary Anne (Smith) MacDonald. She was an active member of her church and community. She was a member of St. Andrews CWL for many years and a volunteer for the Kidney Foundation and Antigonish Food Bank.
She is survived by her husband, Archie; three sons, Jim, Sarnia, Ontario; Dwayne, St. Andrews; Darren (Lisa), Hammonds Plains; granddaughter, Elizabeth, Hammonds Plains; two sisters, Kaye (Doug) MacLean, James River; Sally (Tom) Massel, London, Ont.; five brothers, John, Sarnia, Ont.; Steve (Jeannie), Lavonnia, Michigan; Don (Sue), Hamilton, Ont.; Mike (Helen), Chesley Lake, Ont.; Bill (Carole) Corunna, Ont.; sister-in-law, Cathy MacDonald, Antigonish.
She was predeceased by twosisters, Anna, Florence; four brothers, Jim, Blaise, Lauchie, one in infancy; sister-in-law, Lena MacDonald.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Sheehan, Joanne Audrey

Funeral service for the late Joanne Audrey Sheehan, 60, New Harbour, was held October 27 in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Tor Bay, with Reverend Darroch Fagan officiating. Burial was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester, Pictou County.
Mrs. Sheehan died October 23, 2014, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Lillian (Wright) and the late Ross Simms. She graduated from NSCC with a secretarial diploma and began her working life by travelling to Pine Point, North West Territories, where she worked and lived for four years. She returned home to New Harbour in 1979 and shortly after seeing her children to school, she began her career with W.T. Grover Fisheries, retiring after 25. She was with Scouts Canada for 25 years as cub Master “Baloo” and Assistant District Commissioner for the area. She volunteered at the community hall, church and contributed to many social events. She was also a member of the Church Of The Good Shepherd, holding the office position of treasurer, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Tor Bay Branch #117. She enjoyed spending time with her family at the camp on Ocean Lake, camping during the summer months, never missed an activity her boys participated in.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband of 41 years, Daniel; two sons, Daniel (Ashley), Greenwood; Gerald (Krista), Fall River; five grandchildren, Ryley, Cole, Owen, Cali, Luke; two brothers, George (Dot) Simms, Kenzieville; John (Edna) Simms, New Harbour; three sisters, Sherry Burke, Dartmouth; Lori (Danny) Sangster, New Harbour; Susan (Tyson) Gerrior, Blue Mountain; special nephew, Robert.
She was predeceased by sister, Rebecca, in infancy.
Online condolences may be made at: www.gwgiffin.com