Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015


Gillis, John Francis

Funeral service for the late John Francis Gillis, 98, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, was held March 21 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley.
Mr. Gillis died March 17, 2015, in the nursing home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Loresa Chisholm, Lindsey Mattie and Jennifer Mattie. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Pallbearers were Wes Mattie, Chris Randall, Derek Gillis, Jim Gillis, Michael Gillis and Lennie Gillis.
Born November 3, 1916, in Glen Road, Antigonish County, he was a son of the late Hughie and Catherine (Cameron) Gillis. John F. was a kind, hard working man. His wife died at an early age, leaving him to bring up a young family. He enjoyed playing cards and walking. He was a familiar site at the Antigonish Landing.
He is survived by three daughters, Anne Marie (Darrell) Randall, Antigonish; Theresa Gillis, Antigonish; Rose (Everett) Mattie, Monastery; three sons, Eddie, New Glasgow; Angus, Antigonish; Anthony, Sheet Harbour; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes (Feltmate); two brothers, Donald, Phonsie; sister, Isabel.
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MacKenzie, Ruth Marguerite ‘Peggy’

Funeral service for the late Ruth Marguerite ‘Peggy’ MacKenzie, 93, Sonora, Guysborough County, will be held at a later date in Sonora Baptist Church with Reverend Norman Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sonora.
Mrs. MacKenzie died March 17, 2015, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
She was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Nellie (Pride) Kingwell. She was employed her entire career with H.H. Marshall Ltd. in Halifax. She was a member of Fort Massey United Church, Halifax and a supporter of Sonora Baptist Church. She was a strong voice for the Liberal Party of Canada.
She is survived by her brother, Malcolm Kingwell, Sonora; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, William C. MacKenzie; three brothers, Victor, John, Owen.
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Porter, Isabel Grace

A memorial service for the late Isabel Grace Porter, 92, Dartmouth, was held March 21 in Iona Presbyterian Church, Dartmouth.
Mrs. Porter died March 15, 2015.
Born in Denver, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Fisher and Bessie (Fenton) Archibald. She told many stories about growing up in a large family during the Depression. During the Second World War, she worked in munitions factories in Trenton, NS and was in the Air Force Reserve. After the war, she trained as a stenographer and worked in Ottawa on Parliament Hill. When she returned to Dartmouth, she spent a number of years with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Social Welfare, before meeting her husband. She and her husband traveled with the military, making homes for her family in Florida, Montreal, Nova Scotia, the Netherlands, Ottawa, New Brunswick and back to Dartmouth. Summers were spent at Lochaber Lake. She was a founding member of Iona Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir into her 80s. She was an avid seamstress, knitter and craftsperson.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Russ Porter; two daughters, Karen Whitehead (Stephen), Kathy Porter-Cunningham (Gregg); son, Kevin Porter (Sharron); five grandchildren, Matt Whitehead (Lisa), Tristan Whitehead (Tori), Elizabeth Whitehead, Bryan Cunningham, Ainsley Cunningham; two great-grandchildren, Henry and Veronica Whitehead; sister, Ruth MacKay (Jimmie); two brothers, Ray Archibald, Eldon Archibald (Olive); three sisters-in-law, Muriel Archibald (Frank), Marilyn Archibald (Harold), Ethel Archibald (Bob); brother-in-law, Eldon Taylor (Murial); many nieces and nephews.
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Prosper, Daniel Joseph

Funeral service for the late Daniel Joseph ‘Dan Joe’ Prosper, 77, Paqtnkek First Nation, Afton, Antigonish County, was held March 16 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Summerside Road.
Mr. Prosper died March 11, 2015 at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were James Prosper, Albert Julian and Alex Syliboy-Rankin. Rene Prosper and Tyler Rankin presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Heatherton Folk Choir.
Active pallbearers were Tony Prosper, Earl Julian, Jordan Chasse, Noah Paul, Jacob Dickens and Gerard Julian.
Honorary pallbearers were Alexander Paulette, John Lafford, Regis MacDonald, Francis Johnson, Peter Paul and Albert Julian.
Born in Bayfield Road, Antigonish Co., he was a son of the late Jasper and Mary Agnes (Marshall) Prosper. He was an iron worker in the United States for many years. He was also a laborer in construction and a pulp cutter. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by four daughters, Mary Margaret Paul, Paqtnkek First Nation; Lillian Prosper, Membertou; Rita Prosper, Paqtnkek First Nation; Patricia Prosper, Paqtnkek First Nation; three sons, Norman Prosper, Ottawa; Daniel James Prosper, Paqtnkek First Nation; Maury Prosper, Halifax; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, John R. Prosper, Paqtnkek First Nation.
He was predeceased by son, Roderick; three sisters, Lena Ellen, Mary Bernadette, Rita; brother, Eugene.
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Walsh, Sydney Oswald ‘Og’

Sydney Oswald ‘Og’ Walsh, 89, Sydney, died March 9, 2015.
Born January 1, 1926, in Whitney Pier, he was a son of the late Edward and Nellie Walsh.
He is survived by two sons, Edward (Kim), Joseph; two daughters, Alice (Darren), Colleen (Michael); two grandchildren, Timothy, Ceilidh; two sisters, Goldie (Lorna), Carroll (Russ).
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (MacLean); four brothers, Michael (Jean), Vernon, Gerard, John; sister, Loretta.
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Martell, Marjorie Elaine

Marjorie Elaine Martell, 82, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Pondville, died March 14, 2015.
She is survived by her husband, James Henry, Pondville; three sons, Michael, Antigonish; Mark, Boudreauville; David, Burlington, Ontario; one grandchild; two sisters, Leona Porter, Carol Carlton, both of Stratford, Ontario.
Born in Zurich, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late George and Ruby (Erratt) Anderson.
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Stone, James Anthony ‘Tony’

James Anthony ‘Tony’ Stone, 55, St. Peter’s, died March 15, 2015.
Born in L’Ardoise, he was a son of Della (Landry) and the late Ambrose Stone.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife Mary (White); two daughters, Cheryl (Gregory) LeBlanc, Jennifer (René) McNamara, both of St. Peter’s; two grandchildren, Emily and Ethan LeBlanc; two sisters, Beverley (Blaise) Pelrine, Havre Boucher; Jeanette (Earl) Mombourquette, Rockdale; brother, Michael (Lori), L’Ardoise; several nieces and nephews.
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Archibald, Laura ‘Joyce’

Funeral service for the late Laura ‘Joyce’ Archibald, 91, Denver, Guysborough County, was held March 14 in Kirk Memorial United Church, Aspen, with Debbie Stewart officiating, assisted by Reverend Derek Elsworth. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Aspen.
Mrs. Archibald died March 11, 2015, in the Aberdeen Hospital.
Born July 2, 1923, in East River St. Mary’s, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Moser) Greene. After her marriage in 1948, she made her home in Denver. She was an active member of the Glenelg Presbyterian Church, AMS and Rose Auxiliary, WINS and Sunlight Rebekah Lodge. She taught for several years in one room schoolhouses in various communities in Guysborough and Pictou counties. She provided childcare for many years in her home. She enjoyed playing Scrabble, doing Lexicon puzzles, reading, baking and making pickles.
She is survived by four sons, Brian (Margaret), Fisher’s Mills; Blair, Blaine, Denver; Brent (Heather), MacPherson’s Mills; two daughters, Brenda (Fabian) MacDonald, Beaver Bank; Betty (Greg) Zentner, Woodburn; nine grandchildren, Donnelly (Eliza), Daniel (Amanda), Jared (Maria), Jocelyn, Jeremy, Corey, Laura, Jessica, Naomi; three brothers, Harold (Gloria), James (Patsy), Wayne (Gloria); four sisters, Margaret MacDougall, Marion Hattie, Anna Cameron, Grace (Robert) Gunn; sister-in-law Edith Greene; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Clarence; brother, Elmer Greene; three brothers-in-law, Clayton Hattie, Everett MacDougall, Gordon Cameron; sister-in-law Rita Greene.
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O’Neill, Sister Gloria

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Gloria O’Neill, 85, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held March 12 in Bethany Chapel with Father Charles Donovan, OMI, officiating, assisted by Father Neil McKenna.
Sister O’Neill died March 9, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. She was in the 64th year of religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Audrey Mullins. Pall carrier was Sister Joan Walker. Readers were Sister Marie Thérèse Richard, Sister Lucy MacNeil and Sister Ethel Cody. Sister Anita Richard and Sister Debbie Pike presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Sister Florence Kennedy, organist Sheila Redden, cantor Sister Joan Fultz and leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet.
Pallbearers were Tom Dalziel, Paul Dalziel, Gordon Gillis, Dan Fougere, Doug MacNeil and Wayne Farrell.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the only child of the late Thomas O’Neill and Anne Gillis. Shortly before her third birthday, Sister Gloria’s mother died. She was then raised by her aunts, Catherine Fraser and Gertrude Donovan – the three Donovan children were in effect her siblings. Sister Gloria entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in August, 1948, pronounced her first vows in 1950, and made perpetual profession of vows August 15, 1953. After her profession of vows, Sister Gloria ministered, chiefly, in household services. Her duties included housekeeping, altar bread department, housekeeping supervisor, laundry, Sacristy, sewing, as well as homemaker. Sister Gloria’s years of service were spent at Bethany, Saint Francis Xavier University, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Inverness; St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish; Emmanuel Community, Sydney; and Saint Rita Convent, Sydney. She was an artist in crochet cotton and wool. In her generous spirit, she was always quick in offering to share this gift, especially to comfort someone in need of a warm afghan.
Sister Gloria is survived by six stepsisters, Anna Dalziel, Sally McMillan, Peggy Keirstead, Mary Rowe, Marie McLaggin, Florence Wood; four stepbrothers, John (Johnny) O’Neill, Pius O’Neill, James O’Neill, Aubrey O’Neill; first cousins, Father Charles Donovan, OMI; Donald Donovan, Mary Catherine Anderson; sister-in-law, Vangie O’Neill (late Joey).
Sister Gloria was predeceased by two stepbrothers, Thomas O’Neill, Joseph ‘Joey’ O’Neill.
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MacIntosh, Keith Allison

A celebration of life of the late Keith Allison MacIntosh, 83, Port Shoreham, Guysborough County, will be held in early summer 2015.
Mr. MacIntosh died March 10, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born September 11, 1931, in Port Shoreham, he was a son of late Harold Jared MacIntosh,Port Shoreham, and Kathleen (Fields), Lorneville. He was a mechanic by trade, leaving his home in Nova Scotia to work in Ontario for 30 years, returning to Port Shoreham where he retired in 1992. He realized his dream of owning and flying a small plane, a Piper Warrior, a sail boat to ply the waters of Chedabucto Bay, and shared a sailing trip to Newfoundland and the Magdalene Islands. He embraced technology and was an eclectic collector, leaving behind a vast array of musical instruments, tractors, small boats, and a 33 x 40 foot workshop.
He is survived by his wife, Verna Claire MacIntosh (Sams), New Haven; son, Daryl (Sao), Surrey, British Columbia; daughter, Lynda, Mississauga, Ontario; three grandsons, Ryan and Dylan, Surrey, B.C.; Colin Holmstrom (Sarah), Calgary, Alberta; granddaughter, Katherine Allison, Mississauga, Ont.; great-grandson, Jeremy, Calgary, Alta.; sisters, Hope Wright, Karen Dort (Joe), Guysborough; Bertie Ehler (Percy), Georgetown, Ont.; Luella Grady, Fort McMurray, Alta.; three brothers, Carl MacIntosh (Carol), Floyd Grady, Port Shoreham, Fen.
He was predeceased by brother, Freddy; brother-in-law, Earl Wright.
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Farnsworth, Kimberly Ann

Burial of the late Kimberly Ann Farnsworth, 54, Antigonish, will be held in Digby at a later date.
Miss Farnsworth died March 10, 2015, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.
Born in Digby, she was a daughter of Myrna (Gosson) and the late Lew Farnsworth. She was foster daughter of Velma and David Hebb, Antigonish. For some time, she resided in Dartmouth and worked at the Adult Service Centre (DASC). For the past 18 years, she was employed at CACL in Antigonish and volunteered at The Opportunity Shop. She was involved with Special Olympics, winning gold and bronze medals. She loved her time with the StFX Drama Club, taking part in plays. She was also a participant in the Best Buddy program at StFX University. She shared her beautiful smile and warm loving personality with all who knew her.
Besides her mother and foster parents, she is survived by her sister, Kelly Merritt (Brian); niece Lyndi; two nephews, Logan and Luckus; three foster sisters, Sandra, Karen, Courtney; three foster brothers, Peter, Michael, Tucker.
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Chisholm, Gerald C. ‘Jerry’

Funeral service for the late Gerald Colin ‘Jerry’ Chisholm, 52, Antigonish, was held March 10 in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Guysborough Intervale, in the spring.
Mr. Chisholm died March 5, 2015, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Ron Chisholm, Mary Chisholm and Joe Chisholm. Helen Halloran, Shirley Gallant and Eileen White presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Kay Chisholm and Sherry MacDonald. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Urn bearer was Dan Chisholm.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Chisholm, Ron Chisholm, Alistar Chisholm, Rickey Chisholm, Wayne Chisholm, Terry Chisholm, Glen Chisholm, Eileen White, Helen Halloran, Shirley Gallant, Dave Fisher, George Weir, Archie Boyd and Jerry TenBrinke.
Born May 10, 1962, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Fred and Eadie Chisholm, Guysborough Intervale. He worked many years for the Canadian Coast Guard in Halifax. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
He is survived by his daughter, Erika (Peter Gould), St. John’s, Newfoundland; son, Jacob, Antigonish; eight brothers, Joe (Kay), Havendale; Dan(Mary), Harbour Center; Ron (Anne), Lower Sackville; Glenn (Carlie), Williams Point; Wayne (Cindy), Malignant Cove; Allister (Nancy), Larry’s River; Rick (Pam), Antigonish; Terry, Guysborough Intervale; three sisters, Shirley Gallant (Roger), Panmure Island, Prince Edward Island; Eileen White (Tom), Country Harbour; Helen Halloran (Leo), Porter’s Lake; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Bobby; nephew, Matthew Chisholm.
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MacEachern, Malcolm Alexander

Malcolm Alexander MacEachern, 82, Judique, died March 6, 2015.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Veronica ‘Von’ (Gillis); two sons, John Allan (Mary) Port Hawkesbury; Carl (Sharon), Judique; daughter, Mary Florence (Bernie) Haley, Antigonish; six grandchildren, Lacey, Michael, Logan, Riley, Connor, Breton; brother, Ronald (Danita) Stoney Creek, Ontario; two sisters, Christina, Hamilton, Ont.; Marguerite (Georgi), Port Hawkesbury.
Born in Hillsdale, he was a son of the late John Hughie and Mary Ann MacEachern. He was predeceased by brother, Hughie John.
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Horton, Jane Marion

Jane Marion Horton, 73, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Laggan, died March 7, 2015.
She is survived by son, Bill Horton (Emily), Little Harbour; twin daughters, Jeanne (David) Moses, Grand Manan; Jennifer (Colin) Stewart, Halifax; three grandchildren, Lagan, Lance, Katelyn; three sisters, Margaret Gillis, Antigonish; Betty McDougall, BlueMountain; Mary Greene, New Glasgow; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Peggy) Horton, Eureka; several nieces and nephews.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Finlay and Annie (Gillis) Blair. She was predeceased by her husband, William ‘Bill’.
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Vigneau, Donald ‘Duckie’

Donald ‘Duckie’ Vigneau, 61, died March 7, 2015.
He is survived two sons, Donnie Vigneau, Prince Edward Island; Bryce MacLean, Alberta; daughter, Robin Vigneau, Antigonish; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph Vigneau Jr. (Shelley), Clearwater, British Columbia; Charles Vigneau, Sydney; Mark Vigneau (Arlyne),Whitehorse; four sisters, Barbara Marshall (Donald), Lower Sackville; Shirley McInnis Ringo (Ron), Utah; Glenda Aucoin (Bill), Whitehorse; Tina Halloran (Troy), Wawa, Ontario; lifelong friends, Bill Brown, Hardge Youden; six aunts and uncles, Kay Violande (Johnny), Mary Jacobs, Fred Conohan (Marsha), Tucker Conohan (Rose), Doboy Conohan (Joan), Rosie Kulchyski (Basil).
Born March 2, 1954, in Sydney, he was the son of the late Joseph Eugene and Lena (Conohan) Vigneau.
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Jardine, Mary ‘Theresa’

A memorial service for the late Mary ‘Theresa’ (Broussard) Jardine, 93, Pomquet, Antigonish County, formerly of Halifax, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Atlantic Funeral Home 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. Burial will be in St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Jardine died March 1, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Virginia (Muise) Broussard.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley MacDonald (Stewart), Sandra Smith (Gerald); two sons, Kenny (Donna), Mike (Jane); eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Julie Broussard, Carol Broussard; brother, Simon Broussard (Marie); sister-in-law, Isabel Broussard.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dave; two brothers, Joe Broussard, Gerry Broussard; three sisters, Ann Regan, Margaret Grimley, Josephine Brady; son-in-law, Wayne MacDonald.
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Luddington, E. Frances

Funeral service for the late E. Frances Luddington, 88, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of New Glasgow, was held March 6 in P. and K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with Pastor Ryan King officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour, in the spring.
Mrs. Luddington died March 3, 2015, in the Villa.
Born December 2, 1926, in Boylston, Guysborough County, she was one of 13 children born to the late Coleman and Ellen (Lucas) Ross. She moved to New Glasgow at a young age and was employed in the laundry departments of the Aberdeen Hospital and later Glen Haven Manor. She enjoyed her retirement, spending summers at her cottage on the Milford Haven River, Guysborough County. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Westville.
She is survived by two sons, John (Alma) Ross, Woodstock, New Brunswick; Sterling ‘Stu’ Luddington, New Harbour; his friend, Doris, Truro; five grandchildren, Jeff, Taiwan; Timothy (Morgan), Truro; Callee, Halifax; Debbie, Janette, Woodstock; two great-grandchildren, Mya, John, Truro; brother, Charles Ross, Sudbury, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Roland S. Luddington; 11 brothers and sisters.
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Kaiser, Bruce H.

Funeral service for the late Bruce Harvey Kaiser, 84, Port Bickerton, was held March 8 in Port Bickerton United Baptist Church with Pastor Norman Pearce officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Port Bickerton.
Mr. Kaiser died March 5, 2015, in High Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care.
Born June 10, 1930, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Murray and Marjorie (Tillman) Kaizer, Port Bickerton. He moved to Port Bickerton as a young boy when his father brought the family back home. At the age of 14, he began a life at sea, fishing from the Grand Banks to Cape Hatteras. Other marine endeavors included a term as coxswain, operating tug boats, bringing a boat to Cape Cod through the Intracoastal Waterway, laying telephone cable to Prince Edward Island, working on the Country Harbour ferry, spending a winter working on a yacht in the Bahamas, engineer on an oil rig at Sable Island. He retired as engineer in the Coast Guard in Port Bickerton. For 20 years, he and his wife operated By the Sea Bed and Breakfast. He was a member of the planning committee that started the Bickerton Lighthouse Interpretative Center and he was a member of the Port Bickerton United Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, digging clams and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dolores (Kaiser); son, Sam, Port Bickerton; two daughters, Roxanne, Sandra, both of Halifax; two grandchildren, Bruce, St. John’s Newfoundland; Rebecca, Dartmouth; brother, Lem; sister, Joyce; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Graham, in infancy.
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Haines, Frank Isaac

Funeral service for the late Frank Isaac Haines, 78, Little Dover, Guysborough County, was held March 7 in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Haines died March 3, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born February 28, 1937, in Little Dover, he was a son of the late Isaac and Alvina (Boudreau) Haines. He was a fisherman most of his life and he was on the Lake Boats for several years. He enjoyed card plays and spent many days in the building doing heading for fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Nickerson); three sons, Tracey, Little Dover; Danny (Denise), Fox Island; Darren (Tammy), Halifax; daughter, Melonie, Halifax; two granddaughters, Jessica, Halifax; Memory, Ontario; great-grandson, Liam, Halifax; two sisters, Celene (Arnold), Queensport; Marg (Bruce), Moncton; brother, Clayton (Juanita), Canso; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Philip, Emmette, Maurice, Larry, Harvey; two sisters, Irene, Bertha; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Rhynold, Ivan Zivonac; sister-in-law, Laura Haines.
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Sangster, Roger E.

Funeral service for the late Roger Eugene Sangster, 77, Antigonish, was held March 7 in St. James United Church, Antigonish, with Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Music was provided by the church choir and soloist Robert Murray. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour at a later date.
Mr. Sangster died March 4, 2015 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in New Harbour, he was a son of the late Robert and Alice (Sangster) Sangster. He and his wife Charlotte owned and operated Sangster Insurance Agencies Ltd. in Antigonish for more than 25 years. In his free time, he pursued his passions, hunting, fishing and maintaining their summer residence at Cape George. He enjoyed storytelling.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Jean (Davidson); daughter, Debbie (Bernie) MacPherson, Antigonish; two sons, Donnie (Marjorie), New Glasgow; David (Trudy), Halifax; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Morgan and Tyler MacPherson; Jonathan, Michelle, Taylor, Christopher and Thomas Sangster; Louisette (Cory) Higgins; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Brooklyn Higgins; two brothers, Denton (Charlotte Rose), Country Harbour; Ron (Heather), Thorburn; sister, Lorraine (Jim) Tate, Stormont; many nieces and nephews.
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