Sunday, Dec 21st, 2014

Obituaries

McKeough, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Janet

Funeral service for the late Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Janet (Connors) McKeough, 96, Linwood, Antigonish County, was held December 8 in St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating, assisted by Father John Barry, Deacon Berkley Guthro and Deacon Art Riley.
Mrs. McKeough died December 4, 2014.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Cherie Cruickshank, Michael Forbes and Tricia MacPhee. Lisa Cole, Kim Silver, Shannon Forbes, Amy White, Abby White, Madison Silver and Rachel McKeough presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Alice Mattie and Joan Campbell. Music was provided by St. Paul’s Choir.
Pallbearers were Troy McKeough, Michael Forbes, Terry McKeough, Joey White, Galvin McKeough and Aaron McKeough.
Born September 3, 1918, in Bayfield, Antigonish County, sh was a daughter of the late John and Alice (Chisholm) Connors. She attended Bayfield School, Mabou Convent and the Normal College, Truro. She was employed by the Antigonish District School Board and taught at Antigonish East High School for 17 years. She married John Joseph ‘Joe’ McKeough in 1943. They moved to Linwood where they lived for 60 years, raised their family, enjoyed camping, cooking and playing cards. In 2004, she moved to the Havre Boucher Senior’s Complex where she enjoyed the camaraderie of the other residents and nightly card games. She remained there for eight years, then moved to Milford Haven Home for Special Care.
She is survived by three sons, Jack (Lynne), Dunnville, Ontario; Len (Brenda), Linwood; Frank (Lorraine), Linwood Harbour; two daughters, Loyola ‘Lilie’ (Sears) Forbes, Antigonish; Monica (Joe) White, Fort McMurray, Alberta; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren two sisters, Kitty MacFarlane, William’s Point; Annie MacGillivray, Bayfield; many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joe; great-grandchild, Carl Cole; sister, Mary MacGillivray; six brothers, Reginald, Daniel, Eugene and William, Joseph, James, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacInnis, Lucy J.

Funeral service for the late Lucy J. MacInnis, 85, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, formerly of Greenwold Drive, Antigonish, was held December 13 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Andrew Boyd officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Mrs. MacInnis died December 9, 2014, in the nursing home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Alison Girroir, Lynn Tilley, Cora Pictou. Great Grandchildren Hunter Hasey, Faith and Cade Tilley, Mariah, Keriah, Nevaeh and Ayden MacInnis presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Pallbearers were David Tilley, Craig MacInnis, Dawson Tilley, Justin MacInnis, Bobby Girrior and Donald MacDougall.
Born June 30, 1929, in Belgium, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Suzanne (van de Weir) Pierard. When she was very young, she and her family moved to Glace Bay where she lived all her early years. She worked for many years as a library clerk in the Music Room of St. Francis Xavier University Library. She coached the Mount St. Bernard Girls basketball team and refereed games. She taught swimming for the Red Cross and was also an avid bridge player.
She is survived by three sons, Michael (Rosalie), Lakevale; Peter (Rita), Glace Bay; John (Cora), Lake Echo; daughter, Anita (Robert) Girroir, Fairmont; five grandchildren, Lynn Tilley, Krista, Craig and Justin MacInnis; Alison Girroir; nine-great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael D.; brother Emile.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Parsons, Theresa

Theresa Parsons, 78, formerly of North Sydney.
It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, Theresa Parsons on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the VG Site of the QEII, in Halifax. Born in Sydney Mines, Theresa was the daughter of the late Daniel P. and Christina (MacIntosh) MacInnis. Theresa was a member of the St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. She loved gardening, bowling, and her Celtic music.
Theresa, her late husband George, brother Greg and sister-in-law Viva loved travelling to the summertime Celtic concerts across Cape Breton Island. She was also famous for her spaghetti and meatballs. This was a frequent request from out of town friends and family. Mom was a private, loving person that put her whole heart into her family and being a caregiver for her loved ones.
Theresa is survived by her daughters, Tracy Lynn (Shane) McDonald, Jennifer (Scott) Bonner, Francine (Stephen) Doody, and Lisa (Jason) Kaluski; sister, Margaret (Tom) Lynch; brothers, Greg (Viva) MacInnis, and Bernard (Ginny) MacInnis. She also survived by her grandchildren, Paige, Kathryn, Addison, Austin, and Adrianna as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, George F. Parsons; sisters, Ann MacNeil, Rita Penny, Barbara Morgan, Christina and Jeromina MacInnis, and brothers, Jack and Larry MacInnis, and a brother and sister in infancy.
Following mom’s wishes, there was no visitation. Memorial services were on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax (902-455-0531).
Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com
God saw you getting tired Mom and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me.”

Burton, Carole Ann

Funeral service for the late Carole Ann Burton, 77, Bayloch Road, Lakevale, Antigonish County, formerly of Halifax, Heatherton and Antigonish, was held December 13 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivary officiating.
Mrs. Burton died December 9, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Denise Burton Morley and Stephanie Crandall. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace, Brenda Berkvens and Yvonne Voerman.
Urn bearers were Geraldene Spears and Kelly Spears.
Born September 22 1937, in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late George and Theresa (Branch) Spears. While her children were growing up, she was a stay-at-home mother. She later was employed as a receptionist at the Oland Centre, StFX University. She enjoyed her home in Bayloch, especially her window view of the South Lake and St. George’s Bay. She also enjoyed nature, animals, feeding the birds and baking.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Doug; three daughters, Darlene (Robert Kanchuk), Cole Harbour; Deanna, Moncton; Delores (Jim MacIntosh), Antigonish; two sons, Paul (Karen Smith), Halifax; Darren (Bernadette MacPherson), Moncton; nine grandchildren, Justin, Alexa, Grace, Erin, Lorenzo, Stephanie, Sophie, Felicia, Jennah; three great-grandchildren, Kaison, Carter, Jaden.
She was predeceased by her brother, Ronald W. Spears.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Cormier, Colin Creighton

A memorial service for the late Colin Creighton Cormier, 67, Post Road, Antigonish, was held December 6 in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, with Deacon Art Riley officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian Cemetery.
Mr. Cormier died December 4, 2014 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral service were Lester Cormier and Stephanie Breau. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Phil and Germaine ‘Jerry’ (Chisholm) Cormier. He was a graduate of StFX University and the Survey School in Greenwood. He went on to establish Cormier Survey Company in Moncton, New Brunswick, a business he operated for 25 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and boating. He moved back to Antigonish in 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Ginette (Richard); son, Blair, Indianapolis; two sisters, Daphiney, Valerie, Winnipeg; brother, Lester, British Columbia; aunt, Nancy Chisholm, Antigonish; stepdaughter, Lisa, Dieppe, N.B.; stepson, Jason, Cap Pele, N.B.; three stepgrandchildren, Stephanie, Emma, Noah.
He was predeceased by aunt, Eileen Chisholm; many other aunts and uncles.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Pelley, David Gerard

A graveside service for the late David Gerard Pelley, 57, Guysborough, was held December 13 in St. Ann’s Parish Cemetery, Guysborough.
Mr. Pelly died December 2, 2014.
Born September 22, 1957, he was a son of Leo and the late Marion Pelley, Guysborough. He left home at a young age to go live and work in British Columbia as a tree faller. He came back home to work at his own Acadia Landscaping company in the 1980s. He returned B.C. until retirement. He enjoyed music, the outdoors and his 2000 silver Cadillac.
Besides his father, he is survived by two sons, Shaun (Rachael), Gerard; daughter, Tonya; two grandsons, Bradley, Jared; sister, Mabel (Mark); four brothers, Jim, Allen (Ruth), Brian (Angie), Melvin (Eileen); many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Viola, Muriel; nephew, Bradley.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Grace, Charles Theodore ‘Charlie’

Funeral service for the late Charles Theodore ‘Charlie’ Grace, 80, Hillside Manor, Antigonish, was held December 11 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating.
Mr. Grace died December 8, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Karen MacKinnon and Karen MacDonald. Bertha MacDonald and Margie Grace presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Urn bearer was Lawrence Grace.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Ben and Sarah (MacDonald) Grace. He worked at numerous jobs around Antigonish and was dedicated in caring for his mother.
He is survived by two brothers, Francis, Antigonish, Everett (Judy), William’s Point, Antigonish, sister, Margaret MacDonald; sister-in-law, Mary Margaret, Antigonish; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers Albert, Leonard, Louie; three sisters, Kathleen, Annabel, Annie.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Scott, Marvin William Sr.

Private family burial for the late Marvin William Scott Sr., 73, Steep Creek, Guysborough County, will take place in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Middle Melford, Guys. Co., at a later date.
Mr. Scott December 10, 2014, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born in Middle Melford, he was a son of the late Leonard and Lula Leona (Jamieson) Scott. He enjoyed four wheeling, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing, playing crib with his neighbours and spending time in the old camp at West Lake. He was a forestry and construction worker.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lina McKay; two sons, Marvin Jr. (Shaunna), Pirate Harbour; Richard, Kentville; two grandchildren, Cameron, Olivia; sister, Charlotte Warner, Steep Creek; two brothers, Basil, Steep Creek; Earl, Massachusetts, USA; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Ervin, Edward, Raymond; sister, Stella.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Clarke, James Harold

Funeral service for the late James Harold ‘Jimmy’ Clarke, 68, Country Harbour, was held December 11 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church with Reverend Mark Kingsbury officiating.
Mr. Clarke died December 4, 2014, at home.
He was the son of Ina (Worth) and the late William Clarke. He worked with the Electrical Union 1928 and Labour Union 615. He enjoyed fly-fishing.
Besides his mother, he is survived his wife, Lois; son Steven; two daughters, Corina (Colin McLaren), Jaime (Karl) Coutinho; seven grandchildren, James, Anna, Jack, Isabella, Autumn, Cruz, Cash; sister, Karen (Ivan) Verge; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Pitts, Oakley John

Oakley John Pitts, 89, West Arichat, died December 2, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Violet (Covin) Pitts; two sons, John (Sheila), Martinique; Gerard (Carmey), Grimbsy, Ontario; two grandchildren, Kristina, Nadia; two brothers, Ronnie (Pat), Orville (Betty), both of Midland, Michigan; three sisters, Lorraine Rossong (Ralph), Antigonish; Theresa Richard, Clementsport; Margie Dorie, Westville.
Born in Midland, Michigan, he was a son of the late John Edmund and Lillian (DeLong) Pitts. He was predeceased by sister, Agnes MacDonald, brother, Ervin.
Online condolences: www.chboudreau.com

MacDonald, Elizabeth Christena ‘Betty’

Elizabeth Christena ‘Betty’ MacDonald, 69, Halifax, died December 3, 2014.
She is survived by three sisters, Ann MacDonald, Halifax; Marilyn (Hugh) Webb, Antigonish; Alice (Leo) Young, Tantallon; two brothers, Sandy (Susan) MacDonald, Long Point; Steve (Helma) MacDonald, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of late John Angus MacDonald and Sara Ann (MacIsaac) MacDonald of Long Point, Inverness Co. She was predeceased by a brother, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Keating, Agnes

Funeral service for the late Agnes Keating, 99, Westville, was held December 1 in the Church of the Holy Name, Westville, with Father Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial was in the Holy Name Cemetery.
Mrs. Keating died November 27, 2014.
Born September 23, 1915, in Mulgrave, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Jones) Keating. She grew up in Mulgrave where she met her husband, Xavier, beginning their life’s journey together on November 20, 1939. She devoted her life to raising their nine children. She enjoyed cooking.
She is survived by four sons, Gary (Huguette), Brandon, Manitoba; Terry (Mary), Westville; Michael, Pictou; Gerry (Joanne), New Glasgow; three daughters, Patricia Swales (Dave), Westville; Carol Laffin (Reg), Trenton; Judy Suirane (Mike), Pictou; three daughters-in-law, Heather, Jacqueline, Westville; Kay, Lower Sackville; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband Xavier; sons, John-Robert “Jack”, Francis Xavier “Sandy”; six children in infancy; four brothers, George, Bud, Bill, Joe; five sisters, Rita Kennedy, Freda, Nellie, Mary Gilbert, Marion Rioux.

Fanning, Mary Odessa ‘Mamie’

Funeral service for the late Mary Odessa ‘Mamie’ Fanning, 94, Little Dover, Guysborough County, was held St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Fanning died December 2, 2014, in the Seaside Manor, Canso, 50 years to the day after her son Eric was lost at sea on the Acadia Seahawk.
Born in Little Dover, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Mason) Horne. She first starting working as a janitor at the Dover School and then worked at the fish plant. She was manager of the Scotia Drive-In in Canso, then worked at the Guysco Bakery in Canso. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards.
She is survived by five sons, Albert, Little Dover; Gerald, Red Deer, Alberta; Richard (Judy), Bill (Debbie), Nick (Tammy), all of Little Dover; daughter, Jean (Bobby) Rossong, Yellow Marsh; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Annie Casey, Seaside Manor, Canso.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry; two sons, Eric, Bobby; three brothers, Andrew, Samuel, James.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Carter, Ruby Catherine (O’Leary)

A memorial service for the late Ruby Catherine (O’Leary) Carter, 92, Guysborough, will be held at a later date with burial to be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Queensport.
Mrs. Carter died November 28, 2014, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital, Guysborough.
Born June 16, 1922, in Queensport, she was the daughter of the late Alphonso and Gertrude (Richard) O’Leary. She enjoyed making quilts, knitting, gardening and picking berries.
She is survived by her sons, Fred (Mary), Halifax; Donald (Sheila), Canso; daughter, Kaye Jamieson, Queensport and daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Carter (Sydney). She was grandmother to Paul, Sheila, Craig, Charlene, Stephen, Danny, Cheryl, Donnie and Wayne Joe; great-grandmother to Shelby, Julia, Carter, Mathieau, Rhaine, Nadine, Matthew, Conner, Zoe, Irene, Hunter, Maggie and MacKenzie and great-great grandmother to Wednesday. She is also survived by sisters, Agathia Feltmate, Tena Fancey, Helen (William) Turnbull, Minnie (Joseph) Doiron and brother, Osbourne (Winnie). She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence “Nick” Carter, son, Wayne, brothers, Tom and Leo, sisters, Mary, Florence and Alice and son-in-law Doug Jamieson.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Richards, Patrick Hugh

Prayers service for the late Patrick Hugh Richards, 90, Bible Hill, was held December 4 in Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, Truro, with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Burial will be held in the Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill, at a later date.
Mr. Richards died November 30, 2014.
Born in Charlos Cove, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Walter and Gertrude (Snyder) Richard. He was employed with Stanfield’s Ltd. for 36 years and also worked at the Truro Raceway for 20 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Truro and past member of the Bible Hill Fire Department. After retiring he enjoyed wood working.
He is survived by daughter, Charlene (Todd) Tattrie, Onslow Mountain; grandson Adam Tattrie, Onslow Mountain; two brothers, Stephen (Madalene), Donald (friend Shirley), Truro; sister, Laura (friend Murray), Truro; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Clarissa ‘Chris’ (Hunt) Richards; brother, Billy Richard; four sisters, Clara Dorian, Lockena Rath, Maude Henderson, Pauline MacKenzie.
Online condolences: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Steele, Sr. Florence Theresa

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Florence Steele, 87, formerly Sister Anne Michael, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held December 3 with Father Neil McKenna officiating.
Sister Steele died November 28, 2014, at Bethany, Motherhouse. She was in the 67th year of her religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Debbie Pike. Pall carrier was Sister Olga MacDougall. Readers were Sister Joan Walker, Sister Genevieve MacDonald and Sister Wilma Best. Lynn MacDonald and Maria Van Berkel presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by organist Sheila Redden, cantor Sister Joan Fultz, leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet, Sister Mary Gouthro and Sister Florence Kennedy.
Pallbearers were Donald MacLellan, Wayne Farrell, Al Connors, Doug MacNeil, Charlie Teasdale and Martien Bekkers.
Born in Dominion, N.S., Sister Florence was one of 10 children of the late Michael and Mary Anne (Sutherland) Steele. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in 1945 and made perpetual profession of vows in 1950. Prior to entering the Congregation, Sister Florence did office work in the family business following studies at Empire Business College, Sydney. Her main academic achievements include: a certificate in hospital purchasing from the Catholic Hospital Association (1965), Business Administration diploma from St. Francis Xavier University (1970), a teaching certificate in business administration (1975) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick (1977).
Following profession of vows, Sister Florence served in a variety of capacities within the field of office management, including secretarial, administration, bursar and business manager. Sister Florence spent considerable time serving the people of the west (approximately 16 years) in Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff, Alberta; St. Michael’s Hospitals, both in Lethbridge, AB, and Broadview, Saskatchewan. In the east, she served at St. Rita Hospital, Sydney. For seven years, she was bursar at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto and for four years was chancellor for the Diocese of Antigonish. Her volunteer work included New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, New Waterford; R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish; Diocesan Religious Education Office, Sydney. Following her return to Bethany and until her retirement, Sister Florence served as purchasing agent at Bethany.
In Banff, fascinated by the mountains, Sister Florence could be found venturing out in the early morning hours for a hike while seeking to capture with her camera the ever new glimpses of the rising sun over the snow capped mountains.
Sister Florence is survived by brother, Joseph, Boston; two sisters, Theresa, Glace Bay; Genevieve, Dominion.
Sister Florence was predeceased by four brothers, Angus, Dan, Dr. Bernie, Rev. Harvey; two sisters, Evelyn, Mary Catherine ‘Mae’.

O’Connor, James Bernard ‘Jim’

Graveside service for the late James Bernard “Jim” O’Connor, 86, Lower Barney’s River, was held December 1 in Murray’s Point Cemetery, Lower Barney’s River.
Mr. O’Connor died November 28, 2014, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born March 26, 1928, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Charles and Josephine (Dempsey) O’Connor. Prior to retirement, he operated Peak Enterprises Limited for 10 years. Previously, he was employed as a millwright with Local 1178 Millwrights and Carpenters Union. He enjoyed singing and playing his guitar and banjo. For many years, he would entertain at the Riverview Home and at other community functions. He also enjoyed working and spent many hours improving his hobby farm. He possessed a deep faith in God and enjoyed studying the Bible.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. (Watson); daughter, Brenda (Barry) Dunn, Sylvester; two sons, Dave (Rosemary) O’Connor, Merigomish; Patrick (Elaina) O’Connor, Lower Barney’s River; two step-daughters, Lisa (Shaun) Briand, Pictou; Jenifer (David) MacDonald, Linacy; two step-sons, James (Cynthia) Underwood, Pictou; Michael (Silvi) Underwood, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; 14 grandchildren, Crystal, Tim, Ryan, Rachel, Joyce, Cory, Jordan, Peyton, Myla, Ty, Cale, Joshua, Matthew, Blair; eight great-grandchildren, Noah, Kaleb, Faith, Josie, Brett, Maggie, David, Victoria; sister, Cecelia (Bob) Cochrane, Waverly; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce (MacDonald); daughter, Faith; many sisters and brothers.

MacDonald, Anthony ‘Tony’ Leo

Funeral service for the late Anthony ‘Tony’ Leo MacDonald, 78, Brierly Brook, Antigonish County, was held December 2 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Andrew Boyd officiating.
Mr. MacDonald died November 26, 2014, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Fraser Dunn and Joanne van der Linden. Grandchildren Nychaya MacDonald and Taj Balek presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Mary Carroll. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald, Leah Brown, Josh Ellis, Brian MacDonald and Junior Fraser.
Active pallbearers were Joe Boyle, Mike MacDonald, Mike Boyle, Gerald Boyd, Billy Boyle and Rob Boyd.
Honorary pallbearers were Lenny Mason, Lloyd Mason, John James Barter, Richard Cwynar, Arthur Brown and Jack MacDonald.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Gertrude ‘Gertie’ (Dunn) and ‘Big’ Joe MacDonald. After leaving home, he had many adventures traveling west with his best friend, Lenny Mason. He spent many years sailing on the lake boats and spent time riding the rails. He worked for many years as an iron worker in Hamilton, Ontario, where he lost his arm and leg in an industrial accident in 1963. Never letting it slow him down, he married Tilly in November of that year and after moving home, he started up his own wrought iron railing business, then went on to work for the Department of Transportation in Antigonish for many years. After his retirement, he and his wife went back out west to spend time with their children in Whistler, British Columbia, where he learned to snowboard at the age of 57. He was an adventurer with a passion for construction and building. He spent countless hours on his camp in Beauly.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Anna Cecelia ‘Tilly’ (Boyle) MacDonald; his daughter, Wendy (Bob), Petite Riviere; his son, Shayne (Jillana), Dartmouth; two grandchildren, Nychaya, Taj; two sisters, Margaret Brown, Ellen Roy, Antigonish; three brothers, Edwin, Burlington, Ontario; Francis (Evelyn), Robert (Elaine), Antigonish.
He was predeceased by brother, Joe; sister, Betty.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacDonald, Mary ‘Phyllis’

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Phyllis’ (Horne) MacDonald, 76, Little Dover, Guysborough County, was held December 6 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Little Dover.
Mrs. MacDonald died November 28, 2014, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born December 7, 1937, in Little Dover, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. and Lucy E. (Keefe) Horne. At the age of 15, she went to work in the housekeeping department at StFX University, and then commenced a long career as a labourer at the Canso Fish Plant. During this time, she was an active member of the UFCW and CAW and served as shop steward and secretary. She also worked for a number of years in the housekeeping department at Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso. She was an active member of her community, volunteering at the home and school, minor hockey and numerous other organizations. She loved to bake and cook and often catered for many weddings (including making the cakes) and functions within the community. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo. She was a member of the former St. Anne’s Society and the Seniors Club of Little Dover.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clair ‘Gus’ MacDonald, Little Dover; four daughters, Coleen (JP) Martinello, Middle Sackville; Karen (Steve) Montgomery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Kathy (Darryl Carroll), Kara (Philip) Scott, all of Springhill; Kevin (Rhonda), Little Dover; Keith (Marsha), Petawawa, Ontario; Shane, Little Dover; 11 grandchildren, Mitchell, Justin, Joshua, Erika, Chantel, Lucy, Felicity, Benjamin, Jenna, Liam, Jarek; five brothers, Ronnie (Maryann), Antigonish; Cyril (Sandra) Westville; Terry (Marg), Paul (Lorna), all of Canso; Gary, Little Dover; sister, Anita (Enos) Richard, Canso; several brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents-in-law, Joseph and Lillian (Fougere) MacDonald; brother, Kevin, in infancy.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Torrey, Raymond Ellis

A memorial service for the late Raymond Ellis Torrey, 73, Halifax, was held December 6 in Boylston United Church. Burial was in church cemetery.
Mr. Torrey died November 27, 2014, in VG Hospital QEII.
Born in Port Shoreham, he was a son of the late Anna (Torrey) Myers and step father Harry Myers. He enjoyed writing songs and playing his guitar. He was handy at repairing radios and small appliances. He served six years in the Royal Canadian Army, and later worked in DND Dockyard for 30 years.
He is survived by son, Shawn; two grandsons, Michael, Matthew, all of Dartmouth; brother, Ralph (Debbie); Allan (Darlene), all of Boylston; sister, Nancy (David), Larry’s River; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Online condolences: www.coleharbourfuneral.com