Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Raphael Duprey, baptized Sybil Marie Duprey, 95, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held July 25, at Bethany Chapel, with Father Neil McKenna officiating.
Sister Duprey died July 21, 2014, at Bethany Motherhouse.
She was in the 76th year of religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Debbie Pike. Pall carrier was Joan MacDonnell. Candle bearers were Sister Phyllis O’Donnell and Sister Ethel Cody. Readers were Sister Joan Walker, Sister Shirley Bruce and Sister Genevieve MacDonald. Betty Butler and Sister Marie Smith presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by cantor Sister Claire MacNeil, organist Sheila Redden, Sister Florence Kennedy and leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet.
Pallbearers were Dan Fougere, Wayne Farrell, Gerald MacIsaac, Tony MacGillvray, Connie Beaton and Kenneth Farrell.
Born in Westville, she was the eldest of five children of the late Angus Joseph Duprey and Jennie (White) Duprey.
She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in September, 1936, pronounced her first vows in 1938, and her perpetual profession of vows August 24, 1942. After her profession of vows, she ministered, chiefly, in office duties in various institutions operated by the congregation and in later years volunteered in pastoral care. She was Community Leader in several convents where she lived. In Nova Scotia, Sister served at Bethany, St. Martha’s Hospital, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, all in Antigonish; and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay. In Alberta, she served at St. Michael’s General Hospital and Martha Centre, both in Lethbridge; Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff; and St. Elizabeth Convent, Calgary. She is fondly remembered in the many health care institutions of the Sisters, East and West, for her gentle spirit and compassionate presence to all who entered her life.
She is survived by sister, Sister Gladys, CSM; brother, George.
She was predeceased by sister, Genevieve O’Leary; brother, Martin.
Funeral service for the late Laughlin Joseph “Laughlin” Chisholm, 90, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held July 21 at Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron and Father Danny MacDonald officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery.
Mr. Chisholm died July 18, 2014, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Monica Walsh, Monica Krauch and Nancy VanOirschot. Emily Doiron and Daniel Chisholm presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Paulette Tate. Frank Machnik, Eddie MacDonald and Ambrose Rogers were the altar servers. Music was provided by the Heatherton Choir.
Tim MacDougall and Patrick MacKinnon placed the pall.
Pallbearers were Brendan Shattler, Blair VanOirschot, Andrew Walsh, Ryan MacKinnon, Steven MacDougall, Peter Morell, Brent Doiron and Tyler Chisholm.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert Moore, Burton Chisholm, Ernie Hafey, Tommy Chisholm, Kenny Brymer, Carl Grace, Donnie MacDonald, Gerard Bowie, Angus Bowie and Danny MacPhail.
Born in Heatherton on April 14, 1924, he was the son of the late Jack Dan & Mary Anne (Chisholm) Chisholm. He was a construction foreman with Nova Scotia Power Commission for 38 years and with his own crew constructed new power lines from Yarmouth to Cape North retiring in 1984. He was a life member of St. Ninian’s Council 1105 Knights of Columbus and a member of the former Parish Council, Heather Club 60 and Highlander Curling Club. He was an avid card player (or so he thought) playing bridge, crib & 45s. He greatly enjoyed card games with his senior friends in Heatherton and Pomquet. Interested in sports, he played county league softball and hockey and in later years coached the Heatherton Warriors to a number of championships.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mae (Doyle) Chisholm; nine daughters, Lorna (Leo) Shattler, Gatineau, QC; Marian (Curtis) Walsh, Calgary; Diane (Ian) MacDougall, Brierly Brook; Bonnie (Jerry) VanOirschot, Ashdale; Marcia (Brian) Doiron, Antigonish; Joan (Les) Willis, Penticton, BC; Judy (Jerome) Fraser, St. Andrews; Shannon (Anthony) Morell, Pomquet; Kathy (Malcolm) MacKinnon, Heatherton; two sons, Shaun (Charlene), James River; Kevin, Heatherton; 19 grandchildren, Brendan, Bryan and Lauren Shattler; Andrew and Monica Walsh; Steven, Sara and Tim MacDougall; Garett, Blair and Nancy VanOirschot; Kelly, Brent and Emily Doiron; Peter Morell; Ryan and Patrick MacKinnon; Tyler and Daniel Chisholm; two great-grandchildren, Jaren and Mack Shattler; brother, Pat (Joan), Toronto; sister, Mamie Rogers, P.E.I.; two sisters-in-law, Agnes Chisholm, Heatherton; Mary Chisholm, Halifax; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Donald, Eugene (Clarita), Colin, Ernie (Helen); seven sisters, Betty (John V.) Chisholm, Bernadine (Willie Dan) MacDonald, Mary (Bud) Gilbert, Sarah (Cameron) MacFarlane, Theresa (Lauchie) MacDonald, Jovita (John) Chisholm, Helen, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
Funeral service for the late Daniel Burton Boutilier, St. Mary’s River, Guysborough County, was held July 26, at St. Mary’s Chapel, Sherbrooke, with Pastor Barry Jack officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s River Cemetery.
Mr. Boutilier died July 22, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born at St. Mary’s River, he was a son of the late Lillian (Jack) Carlton and Fred Jollota. He was raised by his maternal grandparents the late Walter and Effie Jack. His passions included music, fishing, and yelling “BINGO.” He cherished his family trips to Peggy’s Cove.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila; son, Tim (Cristina), Grand Prairie, Alberta; four daughters, Davene (Elmer) Smith, Sherbrooke; Debbie (Kent) Cooke, Utah; Susanne (Tom) LeBlanc, Dartmouth; Sheana (Jeremy) Boutilier, Calgary, Alberta; 15 grandchildren, David, Brian, Gloria, Matthew, Stephen, Stephanie, Nicole, Kaitlyn, Chad, Jenna, Daniel, Delaney, Mia, Jaymee, Tyler; four brothers, Darryl (Shirley) Boutilier, St. Andrews, N.B.; Russell (Ruth) Carlton, Windsor Junction; Carmen Jollota, Sonora; Barry (Kathy) Carlton, Sackville; six sisters, Kelly (Richard) Burns, Diane Benson, Delores (John) Huntley, all of St. Mary’s River; Sylvia Hubley, Liscomb; Debbie Ward, Chester; Carolyn; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by daughter, Kimberly Fisher; two grandchildren, Beth Fisher and Vaughn Boutilier.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com
Funeral service for the late Adrian Scott Van Bommel, 33, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held July 26 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Van Bommel died July 20, 2014, in Bayfield.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Brittnay George, Bernadette Van Bommel and Joan Richards. Cynthia Van Bommel and Brooklyn Teasdale-Van Bommel presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Brenda Berkvens, Yvonne Voerman, John R. Prosper and Tyrus Wallace.
Marie Nickerson and Mary Munn placed the pall.
Pallbearers were Craig Van Bommel, Jeff Van Bommel, Adam Van Bommel, Christopher Van Bommel, Joe Lordly and Michael MacLean.
Honorary pallbearers were Jason Boyle, Michael Chisholm, Addison Hawes, Mitch Chisholm, Timmy Ehler, Johnnie Chisholm, Daniel Chisholm, Jamie Van Bommel, Jamie MacDonald, Sheldon Hawes, Jason Steward, Holly Chisholm, Steven Van Bommel, George Bowie and Dwayne MacDonald. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Joe and Theresa (Ehler) Van Bommel. His hobbies included fishing, playing ball, working on cars, riding motorcycles, and four-wheeling, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his daughter Carrie.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Carrie; four brothers, Craig (North Grant), Jeff, Calgary, Adam (Evelynn), Lower South River, Christopher, Lower South River; sister, Cynthia (Joe), Glen Road; grandmother, Rita Van Bommel; a niece; a nephew; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was predeceased by paternal grandfather, John Van Bommel; maternal grandparents, Carmen and Marion Ehler.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
Funeral service for the late Matthew Duncan MacDonald, four months, Marie Joseph, was held July 23 in Ecum Secum Chapel, with Reverend Dr. Mike Foley officiating. Burial was in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Stillwater.
Matthew died July 18, 2014, in the IWK Health Centre, Halifax.
Born in Halifax on March 15, 2014, he was a son of Jolene Rudolph and John MacDonald.
Besides his parents, he is survived by brother, Nathan; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Barbara Rudolph, Little Liscomb; paternal grandparents, Robert and Agnes MacDonald, Sheet Harbour; great-grandmother, Viola MacDonald, Corner Brook, NL; uncle, Josh Rudolph (Cora Lee); two aunts, Angela Driscoll (Adam), Kelly MacDonald; two cousins, Jared and Jason.
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Funeral Mass for the late Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) McDougall, Christmas Island, will be celebrated Thursday, August 7, at St. Barra Parish at 2pm, followed by interment at St. Barra Parish cemetery.
She passed away in Winnipeg on July 7, 2014.
Originally from Christmas Island, she worked at St. Francis Xavier University in the 1950s and 60s and for the Diocese of Antigonish.
Mary (MacNeil) MacAdam, Glace Bay, died July 19, 2014.
She is survived by five children, Donnie (Norma), St. Margaret’s Bay; Colin (Cindy), Milford; Donalda (Danny) Chauder, Kenneth (Danette) Cathy (Robert) MacDougall, all of Glace Bay; 10 grandchildren, Daniel (Melissa), Mary Beth and Catherine Chauder; Colin, Colton, John Kenneth and Michael MacAdam; Adam, Katie and Robyn MacDougall; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Lydia Elizabeth Chauder; four sisters, Theresa Price, Hastings, Ont.; Sister Lucy MacNeil, csm, Inverness; Catherine Mazzocca, Guelph Ont.; Judy Morris, Glace Bay; brother, Sandy MacNeil, Sydney; sister-in-law, Zita MacNeil, Sydney; brother-in-law Alex (Evelyn) MacAdam, Antigonish.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Alex N. and Catherine Anne (MacKenzie) MacNeil.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; daughter-in-law, Cindy (MacDougall) MacAdam; four brothers, Ronnie, Roddie, Kenzie, Norman Ignatius, in infancy; two sisters, Genevieve McIntyre and Mary, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com
Donald George Cameron, 73, MacLellan’s Brook, formerly of Caledonia, died July 21, 2014.
He is survived by his wife the former Diane Cameron, MacLellan’s Brook; mother, Audrey (Palmer) Cameron, New Glasgow; two daughters Donna (Robert) Sarson, Cameron Settlement; Diana (Kurt) Archibald, MacPherson’s Mills; son David (Bernice), MacLellan’s Brook; five grandchildren Jonathan (Julie), Aaron, Jorden, Breagh, Hannah; great-granddaughter, Becca; three brothers, Harold (Elaine), Caledonia; Hector, Rinby, Alta; Ronnie (Janice) Cameron, Coalburn; four sisters, Eleanor (Richard) Holmes, Edmonton; Judy (Fraser) MacDonald, Sunny Brae; Susan (Philip) Cameron, MacPherson’s Mills; Cathy (Craig) Langille, Antigonish; two sisters-in-law Phyllis Cameron, St. Albert, Alta; Helen Cameron, New Glasgow.
Born in Caledonia, he was a son of Audrey (Palmer) Cameron, New Glasgow and the late Donald E. Cameron.
He was predeceased by sister, Leona; brother, Wayne; brother-in-law, Clarence Cameron.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com
Helen Margaret Zwicker, 91, South Alton, died July 20, 2014.
She is survived by four daughters, Dr. Sonia Gaul, Kentville; Debbie (Gary) Huntley, Coldbrook; Narda (Jeff) Hovell, Fall River; Karna (Jeff Fraser) Zwicker, Scotts Bay; two sons, A. LaVerne (Edith), Avonport; Richard L. (Clara), Halifax; 11 grandchildren, Joanne, Stephen, Robbie, Jan, Neil, Tawnya, Heather, Dane, Codi, Kirk and Kelly; 12 great-grandchildren.
Born in Charlos Cove, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Captain Peter Charles and Ida Mae (Richard) Richard.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur William Zwicker; two sisters, Mary and Ann; two brothers, Howard and Amos.
Mary Evelyn (MacLean) Walsh, 86, Sydney/ Bay St. Lawrence, died July 23, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, Sydney ‘Og’ Walsh; two daughters, Alice (Darren) Beer, Toronto, Ont.; Colleen (Michael) Matthews, Antigonish; two sons, Edward (Kim), Oshawa; Joe, Toronto; two grandchildren, Timothy and Ceilidh; brother, Father Jim MacLean, Sydney.
Born in Bay St. Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Captain James and Alice (Capstick) MacLean.
She was predeceased by three brothers Neil, Tom, Fr. Murdock; four sisters, Sr. James Marie, Alice, Mary Francis, Evelyn, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.twcurry.com
Alan Leslie Mollon, 64, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Sydney, died July 23, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma (Bulley) Mollon; son, William (Rochelle), St. Theresa’s Point, Man.; three daughters, Elizabeth Smith (Bruce), Stewiacke; Catherine Mollon, Dartmouth; Diana MacIsaac (Michael), Antigonish; five grandchildren, Kristian and Haleigh Hemmings, Sackville; Jeremy Smith, Stewiacke; Teghan and Braylon Mollon, St. Theresa’s Point, Man.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Leslie and Mona (MacPherson) Mollon.
He was predeceased by granddaughter, Rebecca Smith, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com
Noreen Elizabeth (Meehan) Andrusyk, Dartmouth, died July 19, 2014.
She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline; son, Michael; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Natalie and Lisa Andrusyk; brother, William; several nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Halifax, she was a daughter of William Francis and Elizabeth Josephine (Casey) Meehan.
She was predeceased by her husband, John (Andy); sister, Madeleine.
Mary Sophia (Henderson) Shaw, 82, Halifax, died July 18, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, Lindsay; three sons, Paul (Carole), Michael, Blaine; daughter, Heather (Charles); six grandchildren, Tyler, Brett, Mark, Jeff, B.J. and Alex; two great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Abbygail; four brothers, Vincent, Graham, David and Terry.
Born in Country Harbour, Guysborough County, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Esther Henderson.
She was predeceased by sister, Pauline; three brothers, Bayne, Denny and Roger; granddaughter, Tracy.
Online condolences: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
Diane Kathryn Jewers, 63, Ecum Secum, died July 17, 2014.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Barry L. Jewers; nieces and nephews, Jody, P.E.I.; Dana (Deena) South Lochaber; Alex (Angela), Glen Arbour; Drake, Toronto; Rae, Alberta; grandniece, Abby; two grandnephews, Ty and Lauchlan; two aunts, Betty Snow, Betty Allen (Bezanson); cousin, Sandra Snow (Daryl), Ritchie, N.B.
Born in Ecum Secum, she was the only daughter of the late Ronald and Myrtle (Snow) Fleet.
She was predeceased by her brother, David; several aunts and uncles.
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Funeral service for the late Irene Elizabeth Long, 82, Salmon River Lake, Guysborough County, was held July 12 in St. Thomas Church, Salmon River Lake, with Father Daniel MacDonald and Father Tom MacNeil officiating.
Mrs. Long died July 9, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were her grandchildren Alison Sampson, James Long, David Long, Jason Long, Meaghan MacNeil, Lindsay Overmars and Emily Overmars. Tracy Long, Denise Long, Shelley Long and Jessica Long presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Rod MacDonald, Roy Lawlor and Eddie Hanifen. Music was provided by Peter and Eddie Avery.
Pallbearers were Terry Long, Michael Long, Jeffrey Overmars, Steven Long, Derek MacNeil and Daniel Long.
Honorary pallbearers were Anna Connolly, Rose Doyle, Mardie Kenny-Long, Roselle Lawlor, Kathleen Chisholm, Eileen Grant, Mary Morrison, Linda Lawlor, Mary Cooke, Willena Hanifen and Bernadine Purcell.
Born in Guysborough Intervale, she was the only daughter of seven children born to the late Edward and Christina (Chisholm) Connolly. She completed her senior education at St. Joseph’s Convent School, Mabou. In her early years, she taught school in Erinville until 1952 when she married. She was involved and interested in politics and for a number of years sat on the appeal board of the Department of Community Services. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Erinville and District Volunteer Fire Department. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Thomas Ladies Aid and was involved in various ministries of the church throughout her life. She enjoyed family gatherings with music and wonderful food.
She is survived by her husband Clarence; five sons, Bernard (Ellen), Glenn, Danny, Jimmie (Mary), Kenneth (Gretta); two daughters, Barbara (Henry) Overmars, Iris (Francis) MacNeil; 26 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth (Margaret), John (Bessie), Cyril (Grace); two sisters-in-law, Anna Connolly, Mardie Kenny-Long; brother-in-law, Leo Long; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Eric, Ronald, Leonard; numerous in-laws.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
John “Nova” Chisholm, legendary entrepreneur, philanthropist and mover of dirt, passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2014, at the age of 68.
Born in Antigonish on January 5, 1946, to Donald and Margaret I. Chisholm, John co-founded with his father Nova Construction, one of the largest road building companies east of Quebec. When it came to the business of moving dirt and building roads, John was a natural from the start.
The Chisholm clan, whose centuries-old motto was I am fierce with the fierce, was a family of farmers, loggers and earthmovers. Mechanical competence was considered a necessity of life. So at age 4, with his father looking on stoically, John Nova learned to drive a tractor. He bought his first D4 dozer at 17 and won a contract to dig the basement of the Angus L. MacDonald Library at St. Francis Xavier University, happily cutting classes to do so. Later that year, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy – a watershed event for his generation, John quit school for good and founded Nova Construction.
One of the company’s first major jobs was building a large section of highway in Newfoundland. For John, landing in pre-TransCanada Newfoundland was “like getting dropped on the moon.” But he loved the work: the camaraderie of his crews, creating smooth, straight, well-built roads where there were none before. Most of all, he loved beating the pants off the competition – a passion for which he would never lose his appetite.
In 1975, at age 29, John and his team started construction on what is still considered to be among the largest and most successful industrial projects ever completed in Nova Scotia – the Wreck Cove Hydroelectric Plant. For the next three decades, John led Nova Construction’s expansion into ever larger and more successful industrial projects: the development of Porcupine Quarry, considered to be among North America’s finest sources of quality aggregate; the construction of the Cobequid Pass, and the establishment of Pioneer Coal, a reclamation mining company with operations throughout Cape Breton and Pictou County. He also played an instrumental role in the conception of the Confederation Bridge. His son Donald succeeded him as President of Nova Construction in 2006, but John remained active in the business until his death.
John played as hard as he worked. A lover of NASCAR racing, he traveled to Tennessee in the mid-1960s to scope out the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway, and created a replica, Riverside International Speedway, upon which his son Donald races today.
Quiet and old-fashioned, John believed that actions spoke louder than words. While he was well known for substantial gifts made to a number of organizations including the IWK Children’s Hospital and the Coady International Institute at Saint Francis Xavier University, many people around Antigonish were touched by his everyday kindness and generosity. In 2011, he was recognized for his significant contributions to Nova Scotia’s economy with an honourary degree from St. FX, and in 2013 he received an honourary degree from Dalhousie University. And so, 48 years after dropping out of high school, he finally graduated. What an awful pile of dirt it took to make that happen.
John was always incredibly grateful to the many loyal and committed employees of Nova Construction, past and present, who contributed to the success of the Nova group of companies.
John will be mourned and deeply missed by his wife, Anne; his son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Kellie Chisholm; his daughter and son-in-law, Julie Chisholm and Aly Mawji; and the delights of his life, his grandchildren, Emily, Shelby, Nahla, and Kieran.
He is survived by his sisters, Marilyn (Vernon) Dee, Helen Landry, Claire (Roy) Rasmussen, and Maria (Gerry) Grant; aunts, Sister Marie Raymond, Florence MacDonald, and Sadie Jones, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Donald A. and Margaret I. Chisholm, brother, Owen, and brother-in-law, Paul Landry.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass was held in St. Ninian Cathedral on Tuesday, July 8, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Readers were PJ Rasmussen, Ronald Chisholm and Martina MacLean. Marilyn Dee, Helen Landry, Claire Rasmussen, Maria Grant, Emily Chisholm, Shelby Chisholm and Nahla Mawji presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald and Denis Ryan. Urn bearer was Paul E. Landry. Honorary pallbearers were Carolyn Taylor, Mary Coyle, Ritchie Mann, Mark MacDonald, Jeff Dee, Vernon Dee, Carl Hartigan, Paul White, Jerome MacPherson, Ronald Chisholm, Don Downe, Cecil Vance, Mike Power and John McRae.
Donations can be made to the Coady International Institute, the IWK Foundation, the Antigonish Community Food Bank, or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
Funeral service for the late Ruby Dawn MacDonald, 65, Jordanville, was held July 10 in Indian Harbour Lake Pentecostal Church with Pastor Dave Connolly officiating. Burial was in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Indian Harbour Lake.
Miss MacDonald died July 7, 2014, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
She was a daughter of Elizabeth Helen (Gunn) and the late John Henry MacDonald. She lived at home where she was cared for by her mother. She was a special person, who could find joy in the simple things in life, from a cup of tea, to a shiny new ring.
Besides her mother, she is survived by three brothers, Eugene (Elaine), Rollie (Angie), Geordie (Julie); two sisters, Mona (Wade) Rudolph, Roxie (Chris) Wilson; many nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com
A private family committal service for the late Katherine Susanne Kaiser, 59, Port Bickerton, was held July 7 in Riverside Cemetery, Sonora, with Reverend Norman Pearce officiating.
Mrs. Kaiser died July 3, 2014.
Born in Channel, Port-Aux-Basques, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of Leonard and Ruth Mahar Sr., Sonora. She worked at Bickerton Industries and Sonora Clam Plant. She enjoyed the outdoors, plants, trees and flowers.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Douglas; daughter, Sherri (Adrian) Kaiser-Mailman, Liscomb; son, Craig (Jackie), Port Bickerton; three grandchildren, Tiana Burns, Natalya Mailman, Dane Kaiser; three step-grandchildren, Chris Sceles, Kristie Lee, Kara Lynn Buttle; sister, Christine Bingley, Paradise, N.L.; three brothers, John, Kisbey, Saskatchewan; Lennie Jr. (Ruth), Brian (Jennifer), both of Sonora; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sister, Darlene; brother, Terri.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com
James Arthur Donovan, 85, Ingonish Harbour, died July 2, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lillian; daughter, Linda (Joe) Hines, Ingonish Ferry; six sons, Brian, Ingonish Harbour; John (Janice) Saint John; Tim (Joan) Timberlea; George (Shauna), Neil’s Harbour; Wallace (Charlotte), Ingonish Harbour; Ryan, Antigonish; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clyburn, Ingonish Beach; Kyte, Dartmouth; Philip (Georgina), Ingonish Beach; six sisters, Charlotte Gillis, Sydney; Emiline McLennan, Mira; Vivian Laitwaitis, Sydney Mines; Nan (Colin) Gillis, Mira; Ann Marie Kaiser, Halifax; Eleanor Richardson, Timberlea.
He was predeceased by his parents, Emma and Maurice Donovan; three brothers, Wilfred, Bloras, Patrick; two sisters, Edna MacDonald, Kathleen “Kay” Robichaud.
Patrick Sampson, 67, New Waterford, died July 2, 2014.
He was survived by his wife of 46 years, Laurel (Lewis); daughter, Tara (Billy) Lamey, New Waterford; son, Chris (Heather), New Lowell, Ontario; three grandchildren Colin, Nicole, Connor; five brothers, Angus (Julie), James Jr., both of Massachusetts; Alphonse “Bookie” (Cathy), Maine; Robert, Antigonish; Jimmy (Jessica), Ontario; sister, Muriel (Dick) Tibbets, Florida; special nieces, Janet Wilcox, Alisa Syms, as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late James and Veronica (MacNeil) Sampson. He predeceased by two sisters, Joanne MacNeil, Margaret Muise.
Online condolences: www.vjmcgillivray.ca