Monday, Oct 20th, 2014


MacDonnell, Mary Ann

Funeral service for the late Mary Ann MacDonnell, 97, Antigonish, was held October 8 in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Chapel, Antigonish, with Father Ron MacDonnell, SFM, officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be held at a later date.
Miss MacDonnell died October 3, 2014, in the nursing home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Peggy MacKinnon and Michael MacDonnell. Music was provided by James MacPherson and John Pellerin.
Pallbearers were James MacDonnell, Michael MacDonnell, Remi MacDonell, Myles Somers, Len MacDonald and Betty MacDonald.
Born October 17, 1916, in Bayfield, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (MacDonald) MacDonnell. She attended school in Bayfield and graduated from Mount St. Bernard College, Antigonish, having completed the secretarial program. She held several positions as a professional secretary in Halifax. She worked initially for Provincial Motors and later for many years as an administrator for the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Halifax. Following retirement she volunteered as a pastoral visitor at the Camp Hill Medical Centre. She enjoyed music, dance, and travel.
She is survived by four nephews, Fr. Ronald (Scarboro Missions), John, James, Michael; Toni MacDonell (late Dr. John MacDonell); six grand-nephews and nieces, Remi (Tina), Betty (Len), Peggy (Bruce), Mary Lou (Donald), Denise (Michael), John (Jenn); sixteen great-grandnephews and nieces; three great great-grandnieces.
She was predeceased by brothers, John (late Bessie MacDonell), James, Ronald, Michael Laffin (late Mary Assumpta MacDonnell), Daniel (late Myrtle MacDonnell), Cornelius, Angus; nephew, Dr. John MacDonell; niece Betty MacDonell.
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MacKenzie, Wallace Robert

Funeral service for the late Wallace Robert MacKenzie, 87, Canso, was held October 8 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. MacKenzie died October 5, 2014, in Canso Seaside Manor.
Born in Canso, he was a son of the late Leigh Johnson. He lived and worked most of his life in Canso. He was a dedicated employer of the various owners of the Canso fish processing plants.
He is survived by seven children, Gail (Wayne) Ashford, George’s River; Stephen, Rodney (Priscilla), both of Little Dover; Michael (Dianne), Nancy (Gary) MacDonald, both of Canso; Stan (Carla), Petty Harbour, Newfoundland; Christine (Todd) Ross, New Glasgow; 16 grandchildren, Geoff, Andrew, Dougie, Warren, Kerry, Trina, Cory, Melissa, Greg, Adam, Joey, Matthew, Amy, Danielle, Emily, Chloe; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mamie Wood, Joan Wilson.
He was predeceased by his wife, Laura; son, Timothy; grandson, Dennis; daughter-in-law, Carol Ann; mother-in-law, Annie Davie; brother-in-law, Bill Davie; two stepbrothers, Jake Johnson, Willard Johnson.
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Dickinson, Robert “Bob” Sydney

A graveside service for the late Robert Sydney “Bob” Dickinson, 86, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Westville, Linacy and Amherst, was held October 9 in Auburn Cemetery, Westville, with Reverend Dr. Glen Matheson officiating.
Mr. Dickinson died October 5, 2014, in the home.
Born March 31, 1928, in Westville, he was a son of the late Sydney Francis and Violet (Strathie) Dickinson. He completed his grade 12 at Westville High School and attended Teachers College in Truro. Upon graduation, he taught for one year in a one room school in Goldenville, Guysborough County. Following, he was employed with Canada Manpower offices in New Glasgow and Amherst for 36 years, retiring in 1988. In earlier years, he was active in his community and had served as president of the Linacy Home and School association for one year, and as treasurer of the Linacy Fire Department for a number of years. He was a 60-year jewel holder of Scotia Lodge No. 11, IOOF, Cushing Encampment No. 10 and Canton Dryden No.2, Westville. He served as grand master of The Grand Lodge, grand patriarch of The Grand Encampment and brigadier general of the Patriots Militant of the Grand Lodge.
He is survived by five children, Linda Knox, Merigomish; David (Joyce Ross), Kenzieville; Patricia (Lester) Fitzpatrick, Linacy; Virginia (Brian) Mahoney, Stellarton; James, Hamilton, Ontario; step-son, Stephen Colborne, Amherst; 13 grandchildren, Damon (Jen) Fitzpatrick, Abby (Tyler) Charlton, Carstairs, Alta.; Vincent Mahoney (Chrissy MacLeod), New Glasgow; Erin Mahoney (Paul Starr), Montreal, Quebec; Jessica Mahoney (Shawn Bisson), Halifax; Bradley Mahoney, Stellarton; Abe MacKinnon, New Glasgow; John (Natasha) MacKinnon, Kenzieville; Jarrod MacKinnon, New Glasgow; Jesse Colborne, Quinn Colborne, Brady Colborne and Jackson Colborne, Amherst; six great-grandchildren, Chloe Maielle and Emsley Gray Charlton; Hannah MacKinnon; Jessica, Emily and Jay MacKinnon, Austin Cooper; special friend, Sylvia Ploof, Highgate Center, Vermont; nieces and their families.
He was predeceased by grandson, Nicholas Fitzpatrick; two brothers, Stewart (Hazel), Ronald (Lena); nephew, Raylo Dickinson.

Bellefontaine, Joseph Bernard Ralph

Funeral service for the late Joseph Bernard Ralph Bellefontaine, 77, Stellarton, formerly of Bailey’s Brook, was held October 8 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating.
Mr. Bellefontaine died October 4, 2014, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born May 25, 1937, in Canso, he was a son of the late Bernard and Helené (DeCoste) Bellefontaine. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. In younger years, he was employed with J. A. Doyle & Son Fisheries, Lismore, and later with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation. Prior to retirement in 1985, he had been employed as a rock crusher operator with Schurman Concrete Limited for many years. He enjoyed hunting, carpentry, working on cars and listing to classic country music.
He is survived by four sons, Steve (Amie) Bellefontaine, Trenton; Joseph (Marie) Marr, Westville; Dennis (Jen) Marr, Toronto; Wayne Marr, Stellarton; 11 grandchildren, Danica, Brittany, Stephanie, David M., Kenda, Raymond, Catherine, David, Anne, Kevin, Chris; sister, Cecile (Enos) Greencorn, Port Felix; two nieces, Laurena Greencorn, New Glasgow; Elizabeth Greencorn, Pictou; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Eileen (Barry) Bellefontaine; three brothers, Jerome, William, Anthoné.

MacNeil, Arnold Joseph

Funeral service for the late Arnold Joseph MacNeil, 71, Antigonish, formerly of Lanark, was held October 11, in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian’s Cemetery.
Mr. MacNeil died October 6, 2014, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Susan Davidson and Sierra DeSousa. Brenda Chisholm and Vonda Brophy presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Florence Kennedy. Music was provided by Sara Carty, John Pellerin and James MacPherson.
Pallbearers were Leo MacDonald, Laughlin MacDonald, Ron “Pud” MacGillivray, John Allan MacDonald, Gussie Farrell and Roddie Kennedy.
Born April 11, 1943, he was a son of Daniel A. J. and Anna H. (MacPhee) MacNeil. He graduated from the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology specializing in auto mechanics. He worked in northern Ontario, for Acadian Lines in Halifax and in various positions in Truro, Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish.
He is survived by three brothers, Donald (Marilyn), Truro; Owen, Dartmouth; twin Maurice, Antigonish; sister, Margaret Anne, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Helen, Toronto, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his partner, Agnes Smith; sister, Jeanette; three brother, James, John l “Jack”, Ronald.
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Izzard, Mary Alice

Funeral service for the late Mary Alice Izzard, 68, New Glasgow, was held October 9 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Father Donald MacGillivray. Burial was in St. Monica’s Church Cemetery, Lincolnville.
Mrs. Izzard died October 3, 2014, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax.
Readers at the funeral Mass were David Izzard, Alice Pelly, Mary Izzard and Winnie Izzard-Hillier. Christian Hillier and Ocean Izzard presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Elizabeth and Ernie Curry, Dorothy Izzard and Cassandra Desmond.
Active pallbearers were Hugh “Joe” Izzard, Jr. Zachary Izzard, David Izzard, Thomas Izzard, Isaiah Izzard and Emmanuel Izzard.
Honorary pallbearers were Basil MacLellan Jr., Kenny DeCoste, Roger MacLellan, Zachary Izzard, Jr., Abbey Gail Izzard, James Ash, Doug Ash and Georgie Desmond.
Born in Mulgrave and raised in Lincolnville, she was a daughter of the late John Harvey and Charlotte Mary (Jarvis) Jordan. She had a strong faith and found great comfort in attending church services. She enjoyed walking and being a homemaker.
She is survived by six daughters, April (Keith) Aylesford; Alice, Dorothy (Anthony), Antigonish; Winnie, Mary, Abbey-Gail, New Glasgow; six sons, Hugh “Joe” Jr., Zachary, David (Stephanie), Isaiah (Mary Ann), Thomas, Emmanuel, New Glasgow; son-in-law, Tim Hillier, Alberta; 33 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ardella (Wilfred) Desmond, Lincolnville; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh Joseph “Joe” Izzard; son, David Arnold Izzard, in infancy; grandson, Johnathan MacLellan; two sisters, Margaret Clyke, Ceceila Douglas; three brothers, Thomas and George Ash, Walter Jarvis; grandparents, Veronica “Vicki” (Jordan) and George Reddick; Margaret Ann (Mombourquette) and George Jarvis; son-in-law, William “Billy” Pelly.
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Steele, Dougald Allan

Funeral service for the late Dougald Allan Steele, 68, Lower South River, formerly of Lochaber, was held October 11 in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Josephs, Antigonish County, with Father Alphonsus Ik Iwuji officiating, assisted by Father Syd Mifflen and Deacon Art Riley.
Mr. Steele died September 20, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were daughters Kim Adams and Nadine Kinley and Mary Teresa Flemming. Words of remembrance were given by brother John MacIntyre. Philip and Christine Flemming presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic Minister was Florence Flemming. Music was provided by friends, family and Natasha MacKinnon (psalm).
Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Crooks, Michael Flemming, Joe Flemming, Doug Hunt, Gerald Crooks, John Murphy and Dave Combden.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of Marie (Voyez) Steele and the late Allan Steele. He worked for many years at MacKenzie Sales Ltd., Halifax, before moving to Lochaber, where he worked as a truck driver for Bluewave Energy for a number of years. He was a volunteer firefighter and retired chief of Lake Echo Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, music, old cars and spent many hours restoring his 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak. He also enjoyed watching old TV shows, especially westerns and The Honeymooners.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia (Flemming); two daughters, Kim, Maple Ridge, British Columbia; Nadine (Chris), Chezzetcook; five grandchildren, John, Savanah, Travis, Brooke, Grace; three brothers, John (Diane) MacIntyre, Lower Sackville; Harvey (Dale) Steele, Minesville; Joseph Steele, Antigonish; sister Linda Combden (Gerald Greening), Dean; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
He was predeceased by his grandson, Morgan.
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David, Gordon Peter “Gordie”

Funeral service for the late Gordon Peter “Gordie” David, 41, Upper Stewiacke, formerly of Guysborough and Stellarton, was held October 10 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with Reverend Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial was in Lorne Cemetery.
Mr. David died October 7, 2014.
Born October 23, 1972 in Milton, Ontario, he was son of John Cecil Armsworthy, Canso and Anna Marie O’Leary, Queensport. He had been employed as a CCA and cook for many years. He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, camping and four-wheeling.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Lorraine Marie (Marchand); two daughters, Amber, Stellarton; Monica, at home; son, James, Vancouver, British Columbia; brother, Benjamin; many relatives and friends.
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Bouchie, James Howard “Bud”

Graveside service for the late James Howard “Bud” Bouchie, 79, Nine Mile River, formerly of Little Dover, Guysborough County, was held October 11 in St. Agnes Parish Cemetery, Little Dover.
Mr. Bouchie died October 6, 2014.
Born in Little Dover, he was as on of the late Howard and Aleta (Newell) Bouchie. He moved to Halifax in his early years to work at the dockyards. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, cards, crib, feeding the birds and his annual trips to the camp. He also enjoyed music, playing guitar and singing.
He is survived by his partner, Marj Matheson; daughter, Michelle (Donald); two grandchildren, Andrew, Chelsea; four great-grandchildren, Natasha, Christian, Jaxon, Annabelle; Marj’s children, Wendy, Troy, Todd, Brandon; their children and grandchildren; six sisters, Evie Keefe, Emily (Howard), Hilda (Mike), Joyce, Susie (Danny), Colleen (Kevin); two brothers, Martin (Val), Bobby (Colleen); sister-in-law, Jeannie; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Ethel; brother, Roger; brother-in-law, Gabe Keefe.
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Punch, James

A memorial service for the late James Punch, 91, Merritt, British Columbia, was held August 23 at the Merritt Lawn Bowling Club.
Mr. Punch died August 12, 2014, in Gillis House, Merritt.
A son of the late Alex and Mary Punch, he grew up in Antigonish. He joined the army in 1942 and fought in Italy and Holland during the Second World War. After the war, he eventually settled in Kitimat, B.C., where he worked at Alcan and met his wife, Eileen. In 1970, they moved to Prince George and he worked as a millwright at the Canfor Pulpmill until 1988. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and volunteered every year during the poppy campaign. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Parish and volunteered many hours at the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Prince George. An avid sports fan and outdoorsman, he was a goal judge for the local hockey teams and spent many summers fishing at his favourite spot at Nulki Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; two sons, Kenneth Punch (Cynde), David Punch; three daughters, Joan Skuggedal (Glenn), Susan Peachey, Marian Punch (Joshua); seven grandchildren, James (CoriLynn), Jeffrey and Aaron Skuggedal; Samantha and Connor Punch; Kayla and Jodie Peachey; great-granddaughter, Anna; his older brother, Mike Punch, Barrie, Ontario.
He was predeceased by two brothers, John, Dan.

Beaver, Utah Victoria Singapore

Funeral service for the late Utah Victoria Singapore Beaver, 89, Sherbrooke, was held October 8 in St. James Presbyterian Church, Historic Sherbrooke Village, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Sherbrooke.
Mrs. Beaver died September 25, 2014, in High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care.
She was a daughter of the late Harry and Sadie (Feltmate) Newell. She enjoyed playing cards, walking and cooking.
She is survived by four sons, Aubrey (Carol), Glenelg; Tom, Lower Sackville; Owen (Nancy), Darrell (Betty), all of Sherbrooke; two daughters, Anna Lee (Don) Barnes, Sherbrooke; Eileen (Keith) MacKillop, Little Grand River; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Erma Gravelle, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Aubrey; grandson, Joel; brother, Renyolds, in infancy; sister, Eileen Zwicker; son-in-law, Kevin Curley; daughter-in-law, Sandra Beaver.
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Richards, Florence Eva “Flo”

Funeral service for the late Florence Eva “Flo” Richards, 87, New Glasgow, formerly of Linacy, was held October 1 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow chapel with Reverend James Underwood officiating. Burial was be in Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow.
Mrs. Richards died September 27, 2014, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow.
Born October 13, 1926, in Boylston, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late William George and Sarah Jane Desmond. She was a member of Second United Baptist Church, New Glasgow.
She is survived by four daughters, Judy (James) Underwood, Lower Sackville; Joan Dooley, Westville; Mary Jane “Sis” (Gerry) Wilson, Hamilton, Ontario; Kathy (Gary) Dunning, Winnipeg, Manitoba; three sons, Victor (Ann), Mississauga, Ont.; James (Daphne), Calgary, Alberta; Ralph Jr. (Belinda), Eastern Passage; 10 grandchildren, Dennis, Darrell, Dean, Marcelle, Garry, Petra, David, Alexander, Sophia, Travis; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret “Maggie” Desmond Williams, New Glasgow; two brothers, Wilfred (Ardella), James, Linconville; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Joseph Gabriel Richards; great-granddaughter, Alysia; five sisters, Effie, Charlotte, Ann, Gertrude,Emma; two brothers, Clarence, Jack.
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Cooke, Howard James

A celebration of life for the late Howard James Cooke, 85, Isaac’s Harbour, was held October 3 in the Goldboro Interpretive Centre with Reverend Barry Jack officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Country Harbour.
Mr. Cooke died September 27, 2014, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Born March 26, 1929, in Isaac’s Harbour, he was a son of the late Edison and Bertha (Langille) Cooke. He began his working career as a wood cutter. He later moved to Ontario and sailed the Great Lakes for a period of time before joining Kimberly Clark (Neenah Paper) Pulp & Paper Mill in Terrace Bay in 1958, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed playing cards, bingo, woodworking, boat building, curling, golfing, pool, washer toss and horse shoes, playing in many tournaments and bringing home the trophies. He was also an avid moose hunter and fisherman. He was also well known for his woodworking skills, making hand-crafted jewelry boxes, cutlery chests and cremation urns.
He is survived by two daughters, Frances (Don Francis) Cooke, Timmins, Ontario; Cindy (James) Parsons, Port Hilford; grandchild, Blaire Francis; six stepchildren, Holly Essex, Marty, Dale, John Langille, Jackie Murphy, Patricia Parker; several step-grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; four brothers, Albert, Sherbrooke; Arnold (Sandra), Raymond (Gladys), both of Country Harbour; Dave (Cherry), Calgary; four sisters Florence Munroe, Hammonds Plains; Alice Peters, Manitoba; Joyce Avery, Isaac’s Harbour; Verna (Art) Steeves, New Glasgow; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two wives, Elsie, Nancy; five brothers, Douglas, Cecil, Allen, Jackie, Bud; sister, Ileen Hudson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles.
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Chisholm, Alexander Anthony “Sandy”

Funeral service for the late Alexander Anthony “Sandy” Chisholm, 71, Summerside Road, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held September 29 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron, Father Daniel MacDonald and Father P.J. Baccardax officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Chisholm died September 26, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Altar servers at the funeral Mass were Albert Chisholm, Al Marsh and Peter Gosbee. Crystal Smith and Megan Chisholm placed the pall. Readers were Jennifer MacMaster, Kelsie Chisholm and Barbie “Angus” Bowie. Granddaughter Courtney MacMaster, grandsons Adian Rutley and Avery Smith and Pamela Rutley presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Paulette Tate. Music was provided by Brenda Berkvens, Yvonne Voerman, Tyrus Wallace and fiddlers Stan Chapman and Junior Fraser, along with Antigonish County Fiddlers at the reception.
Active pallbearers were Wilfred Chisholm, Donnie Chisholm, Derek Chisholm, Jeff Smith, Frank MacMaster and Ambrose Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Poirier, Angus MacDonald, Francis MacDonald, Wayne MacMillan, Hughie Farrell, Carl Brosha, Lauchie Armstrong, Frances Chisholm, Carlie Richards, Donnie MacDonald, Raymond Chisholm, Mary MacDonald, Heather Brander and Gail Murphy.
Born September 6, 1943, he was a son of the late William A. and Gladys (Spooner) Chisholm. In 1968, he went to St. Catharine’s, Ontario, where he worked as a labourer’s helper for a short time. Upon returning home, he worked as a fisherman’s helper and woodsman, staying on his parents’ farm. He was also employed as a labourer on roadwork with N.S. Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association and the Antigonish County Fiddlers. He was an avid bingo and card player and volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Kidney Foundation.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Theresa Marie (Bowie); five daughters, Pamela Rutley, Banff, Alberta; Jennifer (Frank) MacMaster, Ohio, Antigonish Co.; Crystal (Jeff) Smith, Dunmore; Kelsie Chisholm, Dartmouth; Megan Chisholm, Ottawa; three grandchildren, Aidan Alexander, Banff, Alta; Courtney Lauren, Ohio, Antigonish Co.; Steven “Avery,” Dunmore; brother, Wilfred (Pauline), Summerside Road; five sisters, Cecilia Grace, Sherbrooke; Margaret (Marvin)Robbins, Barney’s River; Evelyn (Donald) Chisholm, Farm Road; twin sister, Jean Fisher, Calgary; Veronica (Ronald) Peitzsche, Canso; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother John A; sister, Nancy; sister-in-law, Jovita; three brothers-in-law, Frank Pettipas, Dan J. MacDonald, Howard Grace.
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David, Duncan Harold

Funeral service for the late Duncan Harold David, 66, Truro, was held October 2 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Felix, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. David died September 27, 2014, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.
He was a son of the late Elizabeth David. He worked for Nova Scotia Power.
He is survived by son, Junior (Twila), Eureka; three grandchildren, Travis, Chelsey, Tori; brother, Reginald, Port Felix; two sisters, Sandra (Eddie) Burtch, Dartmouth; Lillian Pace, Ecum Secum; good friend, Scott Banks, Truro; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Nelson, Fred and Wilfred.
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Gaipo, June Irene (MacInnis)

A memorial service for the late June Irene Gaipo, 80, Lake Forest, California, was held October 4, 2014, in St. Columba Church, Lakevale, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating. A funeral service was also held October 4, in Lake Forest, with burial in Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest.
June passed away peacefully September 28, 2014, in Menfee, CA. She was born in Antigonish to the late Colin Francis and Alice (Elliot) MacInnis. June moved to the States after finishing school, returning often to her native Nova Scotia to spend vacation with family and friends. June and her husband Gene loved to watch their sons play various sports, David with his baseball and Paul with his basketball. June adored her two grandsons, Trevor and Devin. Her family will always remember her generosity and thoughtfulness, even as a young lady living in Boston on a small income, she ensured “care packages” were sent home to her family for all occasions. She was a long-time employee of Orange County, CA.
June is survived by sons, David (Karen), California; Paul (Tina), grandsons, Trevor and Devin, Washington State; four brothers, Bill (Allie), Kingston, Ont.; Barry (Lynn), Brooks, Alta.; Philip, Larry, Antigonish; five sisters, Ethel (Carmen) Tobin, Antigonish; Betty (Gerry) Camillo, South Carolina; Mary Hurst, Antigonish; Mabel (Clarence) Sutherland, Stellarton; Evy (Neil) Fowler, Strathmore, Alta.; sister-in-law, Heather MacInnis, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Eugene “Gene” Gaipo; brothers, Jack, Robert “Buddy”; brother-in-law, Donald Hurst.
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

Hurley, Jeannie

Special prayer and music for the late Jeannie Hurley, 79, Port Bickerton, was offered September 28 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sherbrooke, with Father Syd Mifflen officiating.
Mrs. Hurley died September 24, 2014, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she was a daughter of the late John and Nancy (McFarland) Hughes. She came to Canada in 1966, moving to Port Bickerton 18 years ago.
She is survived by her, daughter, Eileen Hurley, Port Bickerton; son, Michael (Leslie), Courtice, Ontario; four grandchildren, Katie, Samantha, Matthew, Megan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael; son, Paul.
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Hawes, Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry Hawes, 71, Kolbec, died September 26, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Dickie) Hawes; son, William (Billy), Conrod Settlement; granddaughters, Crystal Foster, Toronto; Amber Foster, Burlington; great-granddaughter, Lily, Burlington; two stepsons, John and Jason Dickie, West Leicester, NS; stepdaughter, Debbie Field, Port Howe, NS; six step-grandchildren, Justin, Peter, Ryan, Brittany, Bryson, Lily-May; brother, Raymond (Jenny) Hawes, Heatherton; four sisters, Barbara (Harold) Crawford, East Chezzetcook; Greta (Lawson) Smith, Lake Echo; Gloria (Blake) Bayers, East Petpeswick; Marguerite Pettipas, Dartmouth; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Born in East Chezzetcook, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mildred (Pettipas) Hawes. He was predeceased by Paulette and Shirley Hawes; son, Andrew; two brothers, William, Raymond.
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Grant, Katherine “Tat”

Funeral service for the late Katherine Marie “Tat” Grant, 100, formerly of Heatherton, Antigonish County and Greenwold Manor, Antigonish, was held September 24 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron officiating, assisted by Father Edward Grant and Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Grant died September 21, 2014, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Janette MacDonald and Doreen Bailey placed the pall at the funeral Mass. Readers were Shelley Teasdale, Basil Mattie and Pam Bailey. Mae Chisholm and Mary Grace presented the offertory gifts. Altar servers were Ambrose Rogers and Albert Chisholm. Eucharistic minister was Paulette Tate. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace and Brenda Berkvens.
Pallbearers were Andre DeWolfe, Terrance MacDonald, Ryan Bailey, Joanne Malone, Sabrina DeWolfe and Pam Bailey.
Born May 20, 1914, in Black Avon, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Ronald and Margaret (MacDonald) MacDonald. She grew up on a large mixed farm, helping her father with barn work and her mother maintain a boarding house. She was a member of the first 4-H Club in Nova Scotia and won a Grand Championship Ribbon in Halifax for showmanship with her calf Beauty. She loved to dance and walked to many dances in Guysborough Intervale and Marydale. In 1944, she married Francis Grant and settled in Heatherton. She was an avid crafter, enjoyed crocheting and being down on her knees in a flower bed. She was a former member of the Heatherton Church Choir, Heatherton Club 60 and the Greenwold Go Getters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by daughter, Doreen (John) Bailey, Heatherton; three grandchildren, Sabrina (Andre) DeWolfe, Cole Harbour; Ryan Bailey, Heatherton; Pamela Bailey, Dacotah, Manitoba; two step grandchildren Hilary and Kevin DeWolfe; sister-in-law, Janette MacDonald, Monastery; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis; daughter, Katherine, in infancy; son, Jack; brother, Alexander.
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MacNeill, Ruth Eleanor

MacNeill, Ruth Eleanor, 82, of Truro passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 28, 2014, in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Truro. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Neil and Mary Jane (Sommers) MacNeil. Ruth’s greatest love was her family and also her dog Mickey. She also enjoyed quilting, playing cards, gardening, traveling, baking, and especially baking squares. She is survived by daughter, Sherri (Danny) Hughes, Truro; sons, Michael (Cinda), London, ON, David, Truro; sisters, Helen Sutherland, Antigonish, Ethel Chisholm, Truro, Sister Harriet MacNeil, Sydney, Irene (Bill) Armstrong, St. Mary’s, ON; grandchildren, Robert “R.J.”, Maria (Mitch) Finley, Jamie, Shawn, Dana, Faren; great grandchildren, Hailey, Sonya, Ethan, Sophia; several nieces and nephews; close friends, Annette Downing, Ann (Rory) MacNeil. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert James MacNeill; sisters, Margaret MacDonald, Mabel Grant, Leona Flemming, Evelyn Rankin; brothers, George, Roy, Jimmy, Connie and John “Jackie” MacNeil. No visitation by request. Funeral service will be held Monday, October 6, at 11 am, in the Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating, with a reception to follow in Campbell Hall. Interment will then be held in St. Ninian’s Cemetery in Antigonish. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS, the NS Lung Association or to the Colchester Mental Health Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro NS. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ruth’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: