Wednesday, Apr 26th, 2017


Francheville (Kinney), Laura Elizabeth Jane

October 28, 1921 – March 28, 2017
In her 96th year, Laura has played her last slam at bridge and the caregivers at Milford Haven Home have picked her cards off the floor for the last time. Laura passed away at Guysborough Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and the fourth child of the late Edith (Kinney) and William Randall Kinney of Linwood, Antigonish County. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William in 1998, as well as siblings Lester, Edna, Gladys Daynes, Bertha Davies, Beatrice Nichols, Harriet and Tom.
Laura grew up on the family farm in Linwood and she always attributed her longevity to working hard and eating “real” food as a youngster. When she finished school in Linwood she moved to Guysborough for employment where she worked for Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jost. Auspiciously, the Josts’ next-door neighbors were Chris and Edith Francheville and their son William. Laura and Billy were married on June 17, 1942 when they moved to their house on Main Street where they lived for the 55 years of their marriage.
In 1955 her mother-in-law suffered a severe stroke; Laura took her into the family home and cared for her until her death seven years later, this while also raising her children, one a toddler. She always regretted that she had not graduated from high school. When her son Charlie was in Grade 11 she began studying English with him and she was successful in passing the Provincial English exam. She continued on taking courses and eventually earned her Grade 12 provincial certificate. Laura and Billy initiated the restoration of the historic cemetery surrounding Christ Church in their earlier years – they both worked diligently at this for many years and she was so pleased when members of the Guysborough Historical Society spearheaded the second phase of the project in 2014.
Laura was actively involved and an inspiration to others in many volunteer organizations throughout her long life. She was a member of the Red Cross, Home and School Association, School Band Support Group, the Auxiliary of the Guysborough Fire Department, Guysborough and Area Garden Club, Sedabooktook Arts and Crafts and was a life member of the Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was an accomplished craftsperson and various crafts she produced, including argyle socks, were sold to support her beloved Christ Church. She served as church treasurer and was Synod delegate. She was past curator and longtime faithful supporter of Guysborough Historical Society for which she accepted a lifetime membership in 2012. She loved history, especially of a local nature, and was an avid reader. She also loved bridge and played regularly for the past 70 years and, thankfully, was able to play up until her passing and even then she was able to keep all players above board.
For the past seven years Laura received wonderful care from the Guysborough County Home Support caregivers, Continuing Care nurses as well as Meals on Wheels volunteers, for which the family is truly thankful; this enabled her to live independently in her own apartment where she so enjoyed her nightly card games with the other residents. Sadly her health deteriorated in the summer of 2016 when she became wheelchair dependent; however this did not quell her feisty spirit of independence – Laura would do what Laura wanted to do, and that was that. She moved to Milford Haven Home for Special Care in the fall of 2016 and so enjoyed taking part in their many social activities. Her caregivers at Milford Haven are truly special people who made her time there very comfortable and enjoyable; for this the family is also thankful. Her final days were spent in Guysborough Memorial Hospital, the hospital that she thought so highly of, where she passed away peacefully after receiving the very best of care and compassion from the exceptional doctors and nurses – she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Laura leaves behind her three children, Edith (Jim) Steffens, Hubley; Charles (Susan), Fall River; and Evelyne (Gerry) Jamieson, Guysborough; her grandchildren, whom she was so proud of, Edward Rushton (Heidi) and children, Madeleine and Max; Christopher Francheville and son, Andriel; Andrea Francheville McGibbon (Aubrie); Carla Francheville and sons, Noah and Aaron William; Collette Francheville (Kevin) and son, Connor; Alanna Jamieson (Brent) and children, Elin and Gabriel; Jennifer Jamieson (Neil) and Geoffrey Jamieson (Patty) and sons, Jesse and Alex.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 28 from 3-8 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Funeral service will be held at Wesley United Church, Guysborough on Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 with Rev. Sue Channen officiating assisted by Vonda George-Card. Interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. A reception will follow at DesBarres Manor. Family flowers only please; donations may be made in Laura’s memory to Christ Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 48, Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0 if so desired.
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Pinkham, Jessie M.

Funeral service for the late Jessie Madeline Pinkham, 94, Coddles Harbour, Guysborough County, was held April 10 in Seal Harbour United Baptist Church, with Reverend Gary Manthorne officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour.
Mrs. Pinkham died April 5, 2017, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
She was a daughter of the late Walter and Katherine (Latham) Farrell. She was a good cook, enjoyed quilting, knitting and singing in the church choir.
She is survived by son, Audie (Mona), Coddles Harbour; daughter, Madeline Corbin, Coddles Harbour; seven grandchildren, Walter (Sheila) Pinkham, Chaswood; Charlie (Wanda) Pinkham, Coddles Harbour; Merven (Sharon) MacMillan, Seal Harbour; Peter MacMillan, Isaac’s Harbour, Blain MacMillan, Ontario; Billy and Danny Corbin, Coddles Harbour; five great-grandchildren, brother, Marshall (Dot) Farrell, Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Ilene Farrell, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harland; two brothers, Wayne Farrell, Seymour, in infancy, sister, Erma (Larry) MacInnis; son-in-law, William Corbin.
Memorial donations may be made to Riverside Cemetery, Seal Harbour United Baptist Church or R.K. Nursing Home Foundation.
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Hendsbee, Mamie A.

Funeral service for the late Mamie Amanda Hendsbee, 89, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Auld’s Cove, Antigonish County, was held April 11 in Port Hawkesbury United Baptist Church with Pastor Jonathan London officiating. Burial was in Southbrook Cemetery.
Mrs. Hendsbee died April 6, 2017, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
Born in Hazel Hill, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late Violet Armsworthy and step-daughter of the late Wilfred Hendsbee. She worked at Acadia Fisheries Fish Plant, Mulgrave, until it burned in 1971. She was a member of Port Hawkesbury United Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzle books, watching game shows, especially Wheel of Fortune and the Price is Right. She enjoyed people visiting and having lunch, picnics in Boylston Park, taking Sunday drives and shopping. She had a great love of cats.
She is survived by two daughters, Levina Isaacs, Mulgrave; Connie (Darcy) Herman, Regina, Saskatchewan; son, Garnald (Carol Ann), Auld’s Cove; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Sadie Hendsbee, St. Catharine’s, Ontario; two brothers, Tom (Edith) Armsworthy, St. Catharine’s, Ont; Herman Hendsbee, Frankville.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence; son, Don; sister, Marlene Murray; brother, Harold Hendsbee; son-in-law, Tom Isaacs, Sr.
Memorial donations may be made to Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, Port Hawkesbury United Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia.
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Mifflen, Fr. Sydney C.

Funeral service for the late Father Sydney Clarence Mifflen, 83, Antigonish, was held April 10 in St.F.X. Chapel, with Bishop Brian Dunn officiating.
Fr. Mifflen died April 6, 2017.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Patricia Mifflen, Sister Brenda Lee Boisvert, and Michelle van de Reep. Sydney Mifflen and Claire Fanning presented the offertory gifts. Salve Regina was by priests of the diocese. Music was provided by organist Margaret MacDonald, Berkley DeCoste, Terry Lockerbie and Peter MacLean.
Honorary pallbearers were Sander Burke, John van de Reep, Doug Walden, Murray Kyte, Mike MacDonald and Casey van de Sande.
Academic procession was members of the faculty of St. Francis Xavier University.
Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Sydney Clarence and Theresa Mary (Power) Mifflen. He grew up in Sydney, attending St Joseph’s School and Sydney Academy. He continued his education at St. Francis Xavier University (Diploma in Engineering, BA and BEd), Grande Semaire in Montreal (LTh), and Indiana University (Phd). He was ordained on June 15, 1957, and served the church in the Diocese of Antigonish, teaching in the Junior Technical Institute in New Glasgow (1957-1963), at St.F.X., and in the parishes of Christ the King, Trenton; Our Lady of Lourdes, Stellarton; St. Louis, Louisdale; St. Joseph’s, St. Josephs; St. Patrick’s, Lochaber; and St. Paul’s, Sherbrooke. He also served as Chancellor of the Diocese, as well as on several diocesan committees. In retirement, he enjoyed helping out at St. Ninian’s, as well as serving for a brief period as chaplin to the Mother House of Bethany. Among his interests were the Young Christian Workers (YCW) movement and the Cursillo Movement, both of which he served locally and nationally, serving for 10 years as National Spiritual Advisor to the Canadian Cursillo. Father Syd was committed to social justice. He participated in organizations such as the Naomi Society, L’Arche, and the Antigonish Emergency Fuel Fund. He also supported, financially and otherwise, many other causes such as St. Vincent de Paul, Antigonish Food Bank, Development & Peace, Doctors Without Borders, and more.
Father Syd delighted to visit his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed golf, skiing and gardening, as well as gathering with fellow priests at their cottage in Ingonish.
He is survived by 11 nieces and nephews, Philip (Michele), Theresa (John), Frances (Mike), Patricia (Doug), Claire (Zane), Anne (Joe), Margaret (late Jack), Sydney, John, David (Rosalind), Mary (Bill).
Father Syd was predeceased by three brothers, John, Fr. Philip, Fr. Frank; two sisters, Cecelia and Margaret, in infancy; two siblings, at birth.
Memorial donations may be made to one of Fr. Syd’s favourite charities.
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Bunting, Trudi E.

Trudi Elizabeth Bunting, 72, Antigonish, formerly of Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario, died April 3, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of Gladys (Hoskins), Toronto, and the late Harold Bunting. She received her B.A. from York University, her masters from Western Ontario University and her PhD in geography from the University of Toronto. A devoted undergraduate educator, her academic career spanned several decades at the University of Waterloo and her publications include journal articles and several books. As a pioneering female faculty member, she was a valued advisor, mentor and role model to her graduate students. She and her family continually enjoyed their seasonal home on the seashore in Guysborough County, since 1979. Upon moving to Antigonish in 2009, she was active as a volunteer and a strong supporter of the local arts community.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Thomas Abler; daughter, Elizabeth Abler, Antigonish; brother, Terry, Ontario; two nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to L’Arche Antigonish.
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Haynes, Thornton B.

A celebration of life for the late Thornton B. Haynes, 63, Charlos Cove, was held April 13 in Communities Along the Bay Multipurpose Centre, Larry’s River, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating.
Mr. Haynes died April 6, 2017, in the Halifax Infirmary.
Born in Canso, he was a son of the late James and Ella (Morehouse) Haynes. He worked as a corrections officer until his retirement. He was a lifelong Montreal Canadiens fan and enjoyed watching sports. He also enjoyed playing cards and went to many card games with his mother-in-law Diane Richard and, in later years, Russell Richard. He spent a lot of time with his friends Harvey and Donnie Richard.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Geneve Richard-Haynes; two daughters, Crystal Burke (Danny), Jennifer (James) Peake; two grandchildren, Megan Burke (Steve), Nicholas Burke (Alissa); two great-grandchildren, Mia, Logan; four sisters, Nancy Reynolds, Joyce Williams, Phyllis (Bruce) Hendsbee, Betty (Louis) Talbot; brother, Dewey (Joelle) Haynes; sister-in-law, Eileen Haynes; many nieces and nephews; special ‘daughter’, Corrine (Mark) Pearce.
He was predeceased by two brothers, James, Fred; sister-in-law, Marlene Haynes; two brothers-in-law, Arnold Reynolds, Reg Williams.
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Sangster, Kelvin A.

Funeral service for the late Kelvin Arnold Sangster, 62, Lantz, formerly of New Harbour, Guysborough County, was held April 9 in Harbour Light Full Gospel Church, Coddles Harbour, with Reverend David Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, New Harbour.
Mr. Sangster died April 6, 2017, in the Colchester-East Hants Health Centre, Truro.
Born April 9, 1954, he was a son of the late Archie and Elsie (Reid) Sangster. Raised in New Harbour, Guysborough County, with his two brothers, he was an energetic fun-loving boy, who loved to fish. As an adult, his generous spirit and nurturing ways formed lifelong friendships. He was happiest spending time with family and friends, taking annual trips to Cuba, along with fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lana (Childs); two daughters, Sheila (Walter) Pinkham, Chaswood; Wendy (Sheldon) Bell, Oakfield; four grandchildren, Jeremy and Evan Pinkham, Nadara and Renee Bell; two brothers, Ronald (Jeannie) Sangster, Dutch Settlement; Merlyn (Laura) Sangster, Brooklyn; stepmother, Hilda Sangster, Guysborough.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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MacLellan, Roger

Funeral service for the late William Roger MacLellan, 50, Lower South River, Antigonish County, was held April 10 in Tracadie United Baptist Church, with Reverend Dr. Moses Adekola officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.
Mr. MacLellan died April 5, 2017.
Readers at the funeral service were Laura Francis and Sheila Pelly. Eulogists were Sheila Pelly and Rita Jardin. Music was provided by organist Melita Williams and soloists Deanne Paris and Dorothy Izzard.
Active pallbearers were Nelson Francis, Alice Pelly, Elton MacPherson, Basil MacLellan Jr., Blair Pelly and Ryan Paris.
Honorary pallbearers were Merle Pelly, Deaunte MacLellan, Patricia Power, Dorothy Izzard, Jackie Desmond and Maria MacLellan.
Born September 29, 1966, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Blanche ‘Betsy’ Elizabeth (MacLellan) and George Albert ‘Albie’ Borden. He was a hard worker for many places in Antigonsh, as well as an advocate for education for African-Nova Scotian youth. He was a self-employed small business owner in Antigonish. He was a strong father figure to many of his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his wife, Lorna (Paris); son, Deaunte; chosen children, Basil MacLellan, Jr., Sheena Roy, Allison Pelly; two brothers, Junior, Basil, Antigonish; seven sisters, Elaine (Joe), Timberlea; Rita, Greenwood; Rosie, Lincolnville; Laura (Nelson), Timberlea; Sheila (Elton), Guysborough Intervale; Patsy (Dwayne), Lower Sackville; Dorothy (Stephen), Dartmouth; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces; aunt, Elsie; special aunt, Sheila Pelly.
He was predeceased by nephew, Johnathan MacLellan; two cousins, Billy and Veronica Pelly.
Memorial donations may be made to the Black Education Association.
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Cunha, Janet C.

Funeral service for the late Janet Christina (Gillis) Cunha, 45, Bakersfield, California, was held April 10 in Bakersfield.
Mrs. Cunha died March 30, 2017, at home, from complications following surgery.
Born on December 4, 1971, in Hamilton, Ontario, she was the daughter of Andy Gillis (Joy Bray), Pinevale, Antigonish County, and Judy (Bill) Butterworth, Hamilton, Ontario. After graduating with a degree as a laboratory technologist in Ontario, she continued her education in California, where she earned a subsequent degree as a registered trauma nurse. Her passion was her family and helping others. On a recent flight to visit family, she is credited with singlehandedly saving the life of a fellow passenger that suffered a cardiac event.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Justin Cunha; two daughters, Kaidyn (Pedro), Emmerson; two brothers, Andrew (Michelle) Gillis, Ajax, Ont.; Ryan Butterworth, Hamilton, Ont.; three sisters, Amy (Mike) Pimentel, Cambridge, Ontario; Theresa (Jay) Shawana, Niagara Falls, Ont.; Lacey (Ben) Hall, Pinevale; nine nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and numerous cousins in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Earle, Phyllis L.

Phyllis Lorraine (Kirby) Earle, 88, Sherbrooke, died April 2, 2017, in Sherbrooke.
She met her husband at a young age in Halifax, where they were both born on May 24, 1928. They married on June 30, 1951. In 1962, she and her husband moved to Alberta, where they raised their family. In December, she became ill while visiting relatives in Nova Scotia and was moved into High Crest Nursing Home in Sherbrooke.
She is survived by three sons, Gregory, Stephen (Julie), Philip (Deirdre); two granddaughters, Elyse, Leanne.
She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, John ‘Jack’; firstborn son, Chris (Kanako).
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Grant, Mary ‘Verna’

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Verna’ Grant, 85, Little Dover, was held April 17 in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating.
Mrs. Grant died April 8, 2017, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
She was a daughter of the late Levi and Gertie (Keefe) Haines, spending her entire life in Little Dover.
She is survived by her son, Roger Grant (Gertie); four grandsons, Doug MacKenzie (Marlene), Warren MacKenzie, Roger Grant (Alesha), Darrell Grant; three granddaughters, Kerry Richardson (Dennis), Clarice Grant (Greg), Jennifer Grant (Brian); 12 great-grandchildren, Rayden, Ashton, Mackenzie, Janna, Morgan, William, Layne, Grant, Sam, Anna, Kyler, Olivia; sister, Marie Bouchie; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Doug Grant; daughter, Carol Ann MacKenzie; son-in-law, Steve MacKenzie; grandson, Gordon Grant; brother, Gerald Haines; sister, Jean Horne.
Memorial donations may be made to Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso, or a charity of choice.
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MacInnis, Fr. Gerard

Mass of Christian burial for the late Father B. Gerard ‘Gerry’ MacInnis, 82, Antigonish, was held April 12 in Sisters of St. Martha Bethany Chapel, Antigonish, with Bishop Brian Dunn officiating, assisted by Father Leo Cordeau, Father Donald Boudreau and priests of the diocese. Burial was in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Stellarton.
Father MacInnis died April 9, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, surrounded by his sister, Mabel, and sisters from the Congregation of St. Martha.
Born June 5, 1934, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Archibald Donald and Jennie Mae (MacDonald) MacInnis. Father MacInnis lived in Mulgrave until 1938, when his father, who was employed with the CNR, was transferred to Stellarton. He resided in Stellarton until the death of his father in 1975. Father MacInnis attended St. Bridgets School and Our Lady of Lourdes School, Stellarton, graduating from St. John’s Academy, New Glasgow. In 1951, he enrolled in St. F.X. University for one year and then transferred to St. Josephs Seminary, Edmonton, and studied for the Archdiocese of Edmonton. Father MacInnis was ordained on May 23, 1959, by Bishop John R. MacDonald in Antigonish. On returning to Alberta, he was assigned to Camrose, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin and St. Pius X, Edmonton. In 1965, he was appointed parish priest of Consort, Alta., at which time his sister Mabel moved west to be his domestic engineer. She was a stalwart servant in the work of Christ. In 1968, Father was assigned to Stoney Plains, Alta., and, in 1974, to Fort Saskatchewan as chaplain of the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Institute and as parish priest. In 1983, he was appointed parish priest of Wainwright, Alta. and in 1990, was appointed back to Wetaskiwin. In 1994, Father returned to Nova Scotia and spent five years at Notre Dame parish in Yarmouth. Retirement came in 1999 and he and his sister moved to Arisaig. In 2008, they moved to Antigonish. Following the death of Father Neil McKenna, he volunteered to become the chaplain for the Sisters of St. Martha at Bethany. He enjoyed serving the Sisters, the medical community, social work, education and domestic services. Father deeply appreciated the Sisters for their hospitality and goodness. Throughout retirement, he remained active doing church work and assisting throughout northern Nova Scotia, until August 2016, when ill health forced him to retire fully.
He is survived by his sister, Mabel MacInnis, Antigonish; sister-in-law, Helen MacInnis, Stellarton; niece, Ronda; nephew, Ted.
He was predeceased by sister, Mary MacNeil; two brothers, Ronald, Donald; three nephews, Donald Jr., Gregory, Roderick.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation The Time is NOW! Campaign.
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Bowie, Gwyneth Marie

A private graveside service for the late Gwyneth Marie Bowie, seven days, will be held at a later date at St. Patrick’s Parish Cemetery, Guysborough Intervale.
Baby Gwyn died March 27, 2017, in the IWK Hospital, Halifax.
Born March 21, 2017, eight weeks early and weighing 6lbs 1oz, she was a daughter of Danny and Christina Bowie (Connolly). She had lots of dark hair and the cutest button nose. After struggling with severe symptoms of hydrops fetalis, she passed gently into the arms of Jesus. During her brief visit on earth, she enjoyed listening to her Mama sing and loved the protection and strong presence of her Daddy, who never left her side. Her favorite song was, This Little Light of Mine and she adored the caring nurses who nicknamed her, ‘Gwynie.’
Besides her parents, she is survived by sister, Audrey Margaret Bowie; grandparents, Angus and Barbie Bowie, Heatherton, Antigonish County; grandmother, Maxine Connolly, Guysborough Intervale; great-grandparents, Kenneth and Margaret Connolly, Guysborough Intervale; great-grandmother, Charlotte Warner, Steep Creek; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by her grandfather, Peter Connolly.
Memorial donations may be made to St Patrick’s Church, Guysborough Intervale or IWK Health Centre Foundation, Halifax, NS.
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Getchell, Walter

Walter Getchell of Marshfield, Maine, died April 2 surrounded by his loving family and friends after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts on November 16, 1935, Walter, with his two brothers, Ken and Stan, AKA the three amigos, shared many happy memories and were known for their antics. He followed his passion for music to Boston University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 1957, followed by Masters degrees from North Adams State College and Wichita State University. Walter proudly served in the US Army and was stationed in Berlin, Germany, and later served in the Army Reserve.
In 1959, Walt married the love of his life, Susan Dolber and moved to Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he taught music at Williamstown Public Schools for 37 years. As a teacher, he touched the lives of many children through his encouragement, humor and love of music. He played trombone and tuba in the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra and conducted a variety of musical ensembles. Walter and his family shared a love of renovating and building. In 1998, after retirement, he and Sue moved to Marshfield, Maine, to build a new home.
Walter valued friendship, community and family. He gave and received faith and support through his many activities with those at the Centre Street Congregational Church. He was an active member of many local charity organizations and boards and helped to found PFLAG in Washington County. He continued to share his love of music by teaching in various schools in Washington County.
Many knew Walter as the face of Auger Hill Farm and visited on Maine Maple Sunday where he and his VPs of operation, Chris Getchell and Ginny Preston, along with the Sugar Shack Crew, welcomed many visitors to join in celebrating their love of maple syrup. The rich cast of characters in the Pumpkin Ridge neighborhood provided Walt with warmth, support and many, many laughs.
He is survived by his four children, Karen Falkenham and her husband, Bernie, of Ballantynes Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, Dr. Nancy Getchell and her partner Carol Townsend of Wilmington, Del., Linda Moses and her husband, Walter, of Bennington, Vt., and Robert Getchell and his partner, Ronald Jansen, of Le Boulard, France; his grandchildren, Emily and Jeremy Falkenham, Cai Moses and Connor Miller, brother Kenneth Getchell of Roque Bluffs, Maine, four sisters-in-law, Norma Getchell, Joyce Getchell, Jill Reynolds, and Bernice Dolber, his beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, friend Joan Miller and amazing and supportive neighbors and friends. In addition to his wife, Susan Dolber Getchell, he was predeceased by his parents, Lee and Esther, sister Josephine and brother Stanley.
A special thanks to Dr. Openshaw and Dr. Sammis for the excellent care he received over many years. Also thanks to the Down East Community Hospital and EMMC ICU for end of life care and in helping him pass with love and dignity. A celebration of his life will be held in Machias, Maine in the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Stained Glass Windows Restoration Project Centre Street Congregational Church UCC, P.O. Box 265, Machias, ME 04654 or the EMMC Lafayette Cancer, 33 Whiting Hill Rd, Brewer ME 04412 (Attn. Diana Thurston)

Hallett, Ethel Irene

Funeral service for the late Ethel Irene Hallett, 101, Antigonish, formerly of Stormont, Guysborough County, was held April 1 in C.L. Curry Funeral Home with Pastor John Luten officiating. Private burial will be in Stormont Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Hallett died March 28, 2017, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.
Readers at the funeral service were Anna Leah Margetts, Marie Webber and eulogist Marion Timmons. Music was provided by James Ostewig and soloist Lisa Hallett.
Honorary pallbearers were James McLaren, Rickey McLaren, Keith Skinner, Harry Richard, Donald Collins and Richard Chipman.
Born January 30, 1916, in Middle Country Harbour, she was the youngest daughter of the late Alexander Douglas and Margaret Ann (Dickie) McLaren. She was a member of the Laurel Rebekah Lodge #101, Goldboro. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by two daughters, Eleanor Hallett, Rita MacGillivray, Antigonish; grandson, Kenneth, British Columbia; great-grandson, Dominick, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; son, Cyril ‘Bud’; son-in-law, Colin R. MacGillivray; five sisters, Helen Hodgson, Mabel (Knott) Collins, Sylvia Myers, Mary Webb, Edna Chipman; five brothers, Alexander ‘Sandy’ Jr., Lorne, Stanley, Charles, Wilfred.
Memorial donations may be made to Stormont Cemetery, 15424 Highway 316, Country Harbour, NS B0H 1J0.
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Mansfield, Joseph W.

Funeral service for the late Joseph Warren Mansfield, 94, Sunnyville, Guysborough County, was held April 3 in Wesley United Church, Guysborough, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough, at a later date.
Mr. Mansfield died March 29, 2017, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers at the funeral service were grandsons, Michael, Cordel, Jermal, Paul, Calvin and Corey.
Honorary pallbearers were Gregory, Scott, Marian, Bruce and Travis.
Born August 20, 1922, in Guysborough, he was a son of the late Joseph and Charlotte Mansfield. He worked for many years in the woods, either cutting firewood, pulpwood or working with Christmas trees. He often used his horse to haul wood. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed listening to country music and having family and friends come by for a get together. He helped build the Sunnyville ball field and took pride in his community.
He is survived by three daughters, Yvonne, Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador; Verna (Douglas), Ontario; Ruby (John), Sunnyville; nine sons, Clyde (Martha), Albert (Linda), both of Sunnyville; Herbert (Janice), Joseph Jr. (Catherina), both of Ontario; Walter (Rosie), Michael (Marion), Roland (Mary Ann), all of Sunnyville; Maurice, Ontario; Brian (Bonnie), Antigonish; foster son, Ron Brodie, Ontario; 39 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Marion Oliven Mansfield (Borden); son, Frederick; two daughters, Josephine, one daughter, in infancy; three sisters, Sophie, Glady, Helen; three brothers, George, Walter, Raymond.
Memorial donations may be made to the Guysborough Memorial Hospital or a charity of choice.
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Delorey, Roberta M.

Funeral service for the late Roberta Margaret Delorey, 88, Tracadie, was held March 30 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Delorey died March 26, 2017 at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Linda Boudreau and Maddie Ehler. Altar servers were Bernie DeCoste, Donnie Pitts and Myles Somers. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Ted Mattie, Arthur Boucher, Russell Boucher, Gerard Mattie, Leonard Myette and Logan Delorey.
Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Mattie and Jake Delorey.
Born January 26, 1929, in East Tracadie, she was a daughter of the late Ella Evangeline (Pettipas) and Joseph Arthur Bonvie. She was a stay-at-home housewife and mother. She began working during the summer at Carpin’s Cabins, before starting full-time at the Claymore Inn, where she was head of housekeeping for more than 40 years. She enjoyed the company of her co-workers and took pride in her work. She looked forward to family and friends stopping by. She enjoyed spending time in her garden, knitting, baking and attending card plays.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna Marie Chisholm, Scarborough, Ontario; Karen Ann Burke, Bailey’s Brook; Brenda Lee (James MacDonald), Pleasant Valley; four sons, Ralph Edwin, Halifax; Raymond Paul, Prince George, British Columbia; Richard Eldon (Geraldine Haverkort), St. Joseph’s; Russell Dale John, Upper Springfield; 19 grandchildren, Chris, Robin, Megan, Mason, Rene, Erin, Jillian, Chad, Devin, Cora, Holly, Hannah, Russell, David, Melanie, Serge, Catherine, Jake, Logan; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel Landry, West Arm Tracadie; sister-in-law, Rita Delorey, Tracadie; son-in-law, Theodore Ehler.
She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Russell; daughter, Margaret Lorraine; six sisters, Matilda, Rita, Veronica, Martha, Isabel, Kay; five brothers, Alphonse, Bernard, Ray, Jerry, Hubert; two sons-in-law, Terrance Ehler, Conrad Burke; brother-in-law, Seward Landry.
Memorial donations may be made to the M.S. Society of Canada (Atlantic).
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Benoit, Peter

Funeral service for the late Peter Benoit, 71, L’Ardoise, was held April 6 in Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, L’Ardoise, with Father Antolin Asor officiating.
Mr. Benoit died March 29, 2017, in Strait Richmond Hospital.
Born in Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Norman and Sarah Benoit. In early years, he was employed at AECL heavy water plant, then as a labourer in a variety of different trades. He enjoyed fishing, cooking and woodworking in his spare time.
He is survived by daughter Robin, Dartmouth; two grandchildren, Aleigha, Keano; great-grandson, Kayson; six brothers, Kevin, Raymond, Lloyd, Jimmy, Terry, Pius; five sisters, Angie, Margaret, Reba, Sarah, Bertha.
He was predeceased by son, Brian; two brothers, Norman Jr., Joey; sister, Marie.
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Green, David Charles

Funeral service for the late David Charles Green, 40, Port Hawkesbury, was held April 1 in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Green died March 28, 2017, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Charles and Kathleen (McGee) Green. He graduated from SAERC in 1997 and went on to the Regional Occupational Centre for 18 years. In June 2015, he moved to Sydney and was a resident of the Breton Ability Centre. He enjoyed swimming, bowling, walking, music and dancing. He enjoyed the music of Rita MacNeil and Buddy MacMaster, and never missed Highland Fling, with Bob MacEachern.
Besides his parents, he is survived by brother, Christopher; many aunts uncles and cousins; godmother, Teresa Beaton; special uncle, Doug, and aunt, Bev McGee; uncle and godfather, Ron McGee; uncle, Francis Green.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, A.D. and Annie McGee; paternal grandparents, Albert and Catherine Green; four aunts, Karen McGee, Kathleen Mattie, Theresa Guthro, Sadie Meisner; uncle, Vince Green.
Memorial donations may be made to Breton Ability Centre, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, or St. Joseph Cemetery Fund.
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Schofield, Christena

Funeral service for the late Christena Elizabeth Schofield, 92, Woodstock, Ontario, was held April 8 in Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Woodstock, with Father Rick Dales officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in the spring.
Mrs. Schofield died March 31, 2017, in Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock.
Born July 6, 1924, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, she was a daughter of the late Allan and Janet (MacRae) MacDonald. She enjoyed her work at Woodstock General Hospital as a medical records clerk. Her faith was strong in the Catholic church, and was a member of the CWL. She spent countless hours knitting, baking, playing cards and enjoyed visits with family, friends and neighbours.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, David Schofield; son, Stephen Schofield (Sue); two daughters, Janet Hunsberger (Jeff), Patricia Arlidge (Colin); seven grandchildren, Eric, Grace, Luke, Emily, Sarah, Kip, Scott; sister, Mary MacDougall (late Joe); brother, Alexander MacDonald (Angela); sister-in-law, Marie MacDonald; brother-in-law, Harold Conrad (late Pearl); many nieces and nephews who live across Canada.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Donald MacDonald (Georgina), Allan MacDonald (Winnifred), David MacDonald; sister, Margaret MacDonald.
Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Parish Building Fund.
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