Tuesday, Aug 22nd, 2017

Obituaries

Smith, David Arthur

Funeral service for the late David Arthur Smith, 76, West River, Antigonish County, was held August 9 in St. James United Church, Antigonish, with Reverend Doug Stewart officiating. Burial was in St. James/St. Paul Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died August 5, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Eulogist at the funeral service was Mary Janet MacDonald. Music was provided by organist Sheila Davison and the MacDonald brothers.

Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Ernest and Bertha (Chisholm) Smith. Over his career, he worked in the family business, Smith’s Hardware, sold cars for Eastern Auto and West River Auto Sales, and provided a medical taxi service in addition to driving for Student Taxi. An avid sports supporter and loyal fan, he spent many hours following and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays.  He usually stayed pretty close to home, but as a horse enthusiast and harness racing fan, he never missed an opportunity to travel to races and always enjoyed its camaraderie. 

He is survived by his wife, Bernice (MacDonald); two sons, Grant (Liz), Ottawa; Greg (Anita), Edmonton; daughter, Gail (Dan) Culligan, Oakville, Ontario; four grandchildren, Corey Mae and Daniel Culligan, Alexander and Maisie Faye Smith; brother, Gary (Barbara), Sydney; two sisters, Judy (Wayne) MacLeod, Truro; Joy (Brian) MacTavish, Stouffville, Ontario; sister-in-law, Elaine Smith; aunt, Edith (Smith) Williams, Toronto; many nieces and nephews; close family friends, Danielle, Kerry, and Bill Fraser.

Memorial donations may be made to the VON, Antigonish and Area Homemakers, or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

 

Eisnor, Eric M.

A memorial and Masonic service for the late Eric MacDonald Eisnor, 82, Antigonish, formerly of Dartmouth, was held August 8 at the Lion’s Den, Antigonish.

Mr. Eisnor died August 2, 2017.

Born November 26, 1934, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Anthony F. and Marguerite (Morash), Eisnor Lunenburg. He grew up on the Edmonds Grounds and often talked about his childhood on the shores of the North West Arm. He was a teenage life guard on a patrol boat. He enjoyed sailing and was a long-time member of the Armdale Yacht Club. He had a career in the commercial glass business and was at one time the owner of Scotia Glass. He also had a second career in catering. He moved to Georgeville in 1996, supporting his wife during her nursing career. They spent many happy times around the Cape and on their many travels. He was a proud member and past master of Sunrise Lodge in Antigonish and Ad Astra Lodge in Halifax. He was also a proud Shriner and rode in many parades on their trolley.

He is survived by his wife, Judy MacLean and her family; two sons, Ken (Suzanne), Davie,  Halifax; daughter, Christine (Jim), Halifax; four grandchildren, Nicholas Eisnor (Krista), Melanie Eisnor, Lyndsay Graham (Christopher), Danielle Ryan (Jeremy); three great-granddaughters, Abby, Rebecca, Lyla; sister-in-law, Elaine Eisnor; nephew, Michael; lifelong friend. Ken Bell.

He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Margaret (Foley); brother, Philip.

Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

 

MacNeil, Father Joe A.

Funeral service for the late Father Joe Ambrose MacNeil, 83, was held August 10 in St. Columba Church, Iona, with Bishop Brian Dunn officiating.

Father MacNeil died August 6, 2017, in Sydney Regional Hospital.

Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Michael Ambrose MacNeil and Florence MacInnis. He grew up in Sydney, Cape Breton, attending Sydney Academy, Xavier Junior College and St. Francis Xavier University (BA). He continued his studies at the University Seminary in Ottawa and at the Urban College in Rome. He was ordained in Rome on December 20, 1959, and served the church in the Diocese of Antigonish teaching at St. Francis Junior College (1962-1972), and in the parishes of Holy Rosary, Westmount (1971-1972), St. Mary, Port Morien (1972-1975), St. Ninian Parish, Antigonish (1975), St. Patrick, Lochaber (1976-1980), St. Anthony Daniel, Sydney (1980-1981), Immaculate Conception, Sydney Mines (1981-1989), St. Theresa, Sydney (1990-1996), and St. Andrew, Boisdale (1996-2002). He also served as advocate and later judge for the Halifax Regional Tribunal, as well as serving on several Diocesan Committees. After retirement, he enjoyed helping out in pastoral ministry in various parishes. He also loved to travel and was a wonderful companion for the priests who traveled with him. He was the last surviving member of his family.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Fran (Malcolm), Theresa, Collette.

Online condolences: www.twcurry.com

 

Roberts, Winnifred

A celebration of life for the late Winnifred ‘Winnie’ Roberts, 85, Canso, was held August 12 in All Saints Church, Canso.

Mrs. Roberts died August 6, 2017.

Born March 26, 1932, in Halfway Cove, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Annie Louise (Dort) and Leonard Vincent MacKinnon. A long-time volunteer at All Saints Church, the Canso Seaside Manor and the Palliative Care Program of Eastern Memorial Hospital, she gave happily to her community and was proud to say she was from Canso.

She is survived by three sons, Harold (Karen), Eric (Susan), both of Canso; Paul (Marthe), Lower Sackville; two daughters, Susan (Brian) O’Handley, Canso; Brenda (Terry) Standing, Hammonds Plains; eight grandchildren, Devin, Jennifer, Janna, Adam, Tyler, Erika, Danielle, Julia; 11 great-grandchildren, Madison, Mya, Maria, Oliver, Cole, Rory, Peyton, Jaxson, Eloise, Violet, Aurora; brother, Brent MacKinnon, Truro; two sisters, Sheila Lawrence, Elaine Bushell, both of Canso.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold ‘Francis’ Roberts; four siblings, Kenny, Pearl, Vidie, Leo.

Memorial donations may be made to All Saints Church, the Canso Seaside Manor or the Palliative Care Program of Eastern Memorial Hospital, or a charity of choice. 

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

DeLorey, John Edward

Funeral service for the late John Edward ‘T-John’ DeLorey, 75, Antigonish, formerly of Tracadie, was held August 7 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Father P. J. Baccardax. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. DeLorey died August 2, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Readers at the funeral Mass were Robert Crispo and Terry Fraser. Kim Jamieson and Scott Cummings presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacDonald.

Urn bearer was Charles Bowman.

Honorary pallbearers were Terry Rust, Joey DeLorey, Robert Crispo, John Crispo, Darren DeCoste, Terry Fraser and Gerald Pushie.

Born March 20, 1942, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Joseph Columba and Annie Jane (Pettipas) DeLorey. He enjoyed playing cards, making pickles, and playing practical jokes.  Most of all, however, he loved spending time and sharing a drink with his family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Jason Edward DeLorey, Havre Boucher; daughter, Jo-Anne (Scott) Cummings, Dartmouth; three grandchildren, Jayden and Payten DeLorey, Jordan Cummings; great-grandson, Tanner; seven sisters, Mary Gaudreau, Quebec; Emma Fraser, Tracadie; George (Rita) Delorey, Tracadie; Lillian Brister, Mattie Settlement; Kathleen (Peter) Schmitz, Toronto; Isabelle Burns, Tracadie; Nancy (Romeo) DiStefano, Tracadie/Ontario; sister-in-law, Theresa Delorey, St. Andrews.

He was predeceased by four brothers, William, Stanley, Joseph ‘Buddy’, James; the mother of his children, Viola Marie Crispo.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation (PCU).

Online condolences:  www.clcurry.com

Livingston, John K.

Funeral service for the late John Kenneth Livingston, 73, Sharon, Ontario, was held August 7 in St. Columba Church, Lakevale, Antigonish County, with Father Andrew Boyd and Father Angus MacGillivary officiating.

Mr. Livingston died May 26, 2017, in Sharon.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Fraser) Livingston.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; son, Shaun; two daughters, Trisha, Marsha (Andrew); two sisters, Cavell (John J.) MacLean, Lauraine; two brothers, Gerard (Heather), David (Sandra); uncle, John Fraser; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Angus (Debbie), Donnie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lions Club or St. Columba Parish.

Fenton, Lorna Rose

Lorna Rose Simone Fenton, 70, Country Harbour Mines, died August 2, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born October 27, 1946, in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Marjorie Peterson.

She is survived by her husband, John N. Fenton; son, John B. (Carla), Grande Prairie, Alberta; daughter, Lana (Tim) Rhodes, Vancouver Island, British Columbia; three grandchildren, Johnathan, Bethany, Colby; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Hector, Yarmouth; Victor, Truro; Patrick, Carleton; Kevin, Yarmouth; Harlan, Alberta; three sisters, Loretta Hurlburt, Yarmouth; Eva (Russ) Forbes, Woods Harbour; Maryann (Kevin) Shea, Yarmouth.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Country Harbour.

Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Murray, Stella Marie

Funeral service for the late Stella Marie Murray (Quirk), 83, Egypt Road, Trenton, was held August 9 in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating. Burial was in Christ the King Cemetery, Trenton.

Mrs. Murray died August 5, 2017, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born June 18, 1934, in East Roman Valley, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Chisholm) Quirk. She enjoyed gardening, playing Auction 45s, and especially spending time with her 10 grandchildren. She was a stay at home mom until the early 1980s, then worked in the housekeeping department at Riverview Home from where she retired.

She is survived by two daughters, Margie (Mel) Gratto; Marie (Ross) MacDonald, both of Trenton; three sons, Tom (Debbie), Bridgewater; Willy (Marilyn), Trenton; John (Tabitha), Egypt Road; 10 grandchildren, Natalie (Nick), Lee (Laura) and their mother Velma Murray; James, Carly (Sohrab), Ashley, Melanie (Jonah), Angus (Hillary), Ian (Leslie); Mitchell (Samantha), Morgan and their mother Marilyn Adams; brother- in-law, Bruce Anderson; special niece, Anna Bowles.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; six sisters, Mary Chisholm, Annie Hanrahan, Beatrice DeWolfe, Margaret DeWolfe, Josie Campbell; one in infancy; two brothers, John and Leo Quirk.

Memorial donations may be made to the Aberdeen Health Foundation Palliative Care Unit Endowment or the Pictou County SPCA.

Online condolences: www.pkmacdonald.ca

Voorhees, Heather

A celebration of life for the late Heather ‘Heddy’ (Taylor) Voorhees, Timmons, Ontario, formerly of Afton, Antigonish County, will be held on Sunday August 20, at 2 p.m., at the Bayfield Wharf Community building.

Mrs. Voorhees died May 20, 2017.

She was a daughter of the late Leonard and Laura Belle Taylor.

MacIntyre, Terry

Burial of the late Terrence Leonard ‘Terry’ MacIntyre, 75, Mississauga, Ontario, formerly of Point Tupper, will be in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury, at a later date.

Mr. MacIntyre died July 30, 2017, in Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga.

Born May 21, 1942, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Patrick and Estelle (Fougere) MacIntyre. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy. After being discharged, he worked for K-Mart in Dartmouth, then inLondon, Ontario. He was a jack of all trades and could build anything. His latest job was a handyman for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 582, Cooksville, Ont., from which he retired due to illness. He volunteered his free time to Legion, doing weekly BBQs, raising funds for different projects and raising thousands of dollars for the Poppy Committee. He received many awards from the Legion including a Life Membership. He enjoyed writing poetry and listening to country music.

He is survived by two sons, Mark, Dennis; Ontario; adopted son, Sean, Ontario; grand-daughter, Regan; two sisters, Maureen Bourgeois, Irene MacIntyre, both of Port Hawkesbury; brother, Fred ‘Bugs’, Antigonish; former wife, Patricia (Graham) Gibson; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mariliane (Murray) MacIntyre; stepmother, Robina; sister, Dianne Hamill; six brothers, Peter, Wayne, Allan, Clifford, Michael ‘Bud’, Raymond.

Memorial donations may be made to the Poppy Committee of any branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

 

Landry, John T.

Burial of the late John Theodore Landry, 93, Petit de Grat, will take place in the Star of the Sea Cemetery, Petit de Grat, at a later date.
Mr. Landry died July 11, 2017, at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston.
Born October 11, 1923, in Petit de Grat, he was the son of the late Louis Isadore and Alma Mary (Samson) Landry.
He is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth Anne Glenn (Dave), Edmonton, Alberta; Cheryl Landry (Eric), St. Marie, New Brunswick; five sons, Laurie John, (Sharon), St. Paul, New Brunswick; Gerard, BC; Ken, (Ginette), John, (Roseanne) both of Edmonton, Alberta; Roderick, (Mary-Jo), Brampton, Ontario; 15 grandchildren, Brittany, Taylor, Aaron, Allison, Dillon, Dustin, Travis, Amanda, Shane, Bradley, Kyle, Dalton, Jeremie, Joel, Dominic; three great-grandchildren, Nadia, Michel, Killian; brother, Vincent, (Claire) Boudreauville; two sisters, Gloria LeBlanc, (Claude), Viola Samson, both of Petit de Grat; mother of his children, Zita (Landry) Albert, St. Marie, New Brunswick.
He was predeceased by his brother, Colin; four sisters, Edith, Rita, Aline, Jeanne.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.chboudreau.com

Mombourquette, Mary M.

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Mae’ Marjorie Mombourquette, 93, Lower L’Ardoise, Richmond County, was held July 11 in Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, with Father Antolin Asor officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Mombourquette died July 7, 2017, at Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in St. Esprit, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Dolena (MacKinnon) Ferguson.
She is survived by her eight sons, John (Nancy), Wayne (Joan), Allister (Marilyn), Graham (Colleen), Joseph (Bernadette), Ricky (Lottie), Allan (Barb), Ronnie (Krista); five daughters, Linda (Larry), Rose (Teddy), Anita (Wilfred), Krista (Louie), Heather (Kelvin); 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia Wilmot.
She was predeceased by her husband, George; two sons, Willard, Ronald, in infancy; two sisters Sadie MacLeod, Wilma Kostey; brother, Sonny.
Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Palliative Care, Autism Nova Scotia, or the Grand River Volunteer Fire Department..
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Benoit, Theresa Ann

Funeral service for the late Theresa Ann Benoit, 91, Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held July 20 in Ste Croix Church, Pomquet, with Father Andrew Gillies officiating, assisted by Father P.J. Baccardax and Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Benoit died July 17, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Rochelle Benoit and Cherie Baruss. Shala Knocton and Seraya Knocton presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Pallbearers were Joshua Knocton, Christopher Benoit, Corey Hulbert, Dwayne Benoit, Daniel Benoit, Zacharay Benoit and Justin Benoit.
Born July 21, 1925, in Pomquet, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Benoit. Faith and her church were an important part of her life. She prayed many novenas for others and said her rosary daily. After raising 10 children, Theresa, or Grandmère as we all knew her, went to work at Morrison Hall and Bloomfield Centre at St. Francis Xavier University and was a mother to many students. She always welcomed people into her home and at a moment’s notice was able to offer a home-cooked meal. Her baking, especially her squares, were greatly appreciated by the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Alex; four daughters, Yvonne (Eddie) MacNeil, Guelph, Ontario; Elaine (Robert) Delorey, Lower South River; Janette Randall (Brian Munroe), GlenAire Estates; Jacqueline (Kevin) Knocton, Taylors Road; five sons, James (Margie) Benoit, Lower South River; Edmund (Maria) Benoit, MacLellan’s Brook; Robert (Rochelle) Benoit, Pomquet; Charles (Rosemarie) Benoit, James River; Gerard (Darlene) Benoit, New Glasgow; 29 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Benoit; two sisters, Margaret Benoit, Boston, Mass; Josephine Doiron, Pomquet; brother Arthur Benoit, Penacook, New Hampshire.
She was predeceased by her son, Leonard; two grandsons, James, in infancy, and Michael; brother, Peter; three sisters, Ethel Boudreau, Rita McNeff, Irene Breen; son-in-law, Greg Randall.
Memorial donations may be made to Antigonish Town and County Palliative Care Society.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Pelly, Stephen Roy

Funeral service for the late Stephen Roy Pelly, 90, Sunnyville, Guysborough County, was held July 13 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough.
Mr. Pelly died July 10, 2017, Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born November 23, 1926, he was a son of the late William and Hattie (Clyke) Pelly. He worked very hard over the years to support his family, as a labourer with Nova Scotia Power, MacKeen’s Sawmill and the Sunnyville Wood Crafters. He most enjoyed his Sunday dinners with his family and always looked forward to special occasions and holiday get togethers. He loved driving with his companion, Shiver, exploring back roads, looking for treasures, yard sales and counting wildlife along the way. When he wasn’t out and about you could find him ‘putting around in his buildings.’ ‘Grandfather’ to all of us (children and wife included), made sure his girls had gas money or a toonie for coffee. He will be sorely missed and always remembered and loved.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bessie (Clyke) Pelly, Sunnyville; sixteen children, Gladys (Normand) Pigeon; Regina Johnson; Gerald (Carole); Barbara; Jerome (Verna); Henry (Beverley); Merle (Connie); Floyd (Beverley); Gary (Rita); Peter; Robert (Elizabeth); Nancy (Terry) Dorrington; Darren (Lisa); Colleen (Colynda); Michelle (Danny) Dorrington; Angel (Curtis) Jordan; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Lawrence; two daughters, Linda, Donalda; step-grandson, Sterling; 20 brothers and sisters.
Memorial donations can be made to the Guysborough Memorial Hospital, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Bond, Garland W.

Funeral service for the late Garland Winfield ‘Garl’ Bond, 90, Antigonish and Philips Harbour, Guysborough County, was held July 14 in St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Queensport, with Father Jonathan Nnajiofor officiating. Burial was in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.
Mr. Bond died July 10, 2017.
Born in Halfway Cove, Guysborough County, he was the eldest son of 17 children born to the late Clarence and Minnie (Delaney) Bond. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle and friend. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Queensport. He worked at different jobs, until the early 1950s, when he started working at Acadia Fisheries, Mulgrave, where he became foreman of machine maintenance. In 1968, after moving back to Philips Harbour, he worked for Acadia Fisheries, H. B. Nickerson & National Sea Products in Canso, until he retired in 1990. After he retired, he enjoyed sport fishing, gardening and was always ready for a game of cards with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy (Armsworthy) Bond; three sons, Gary (Queenie), Kingston, NS; Alan (Glenda), Antigonish; Mark (Lorraine), Antigonish; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five brothers, Gerald (Claire), Antigonish; Percy (Joy), Mulgrave; Gordon (Myrtle), Frankville; Garfield, Lloyd, both of Halfway Cove; five sisters, Helen Cresine, Boylston; Verna Ritchey, Eastern Passage; Rita Hansen, Dartmouth; Bernice Bond, Antigonish; Eileen (Pete) Woolridge, Halifax; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by daughter, Heather Cameron; four brothers, Wesley, Aubrey, Donald, John ‘Arnie’; two sisters, Marguerite, Marie.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery Fund, Guysborough Memorial Hospital or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

MacIntosh, Jean Isabel

Funeral service for the late Jean Isabel MacIntosh, 88, RK MacDonald Nursing Home, formerly of Silver Birch Estates and Cedar Terrace, Antigonish, was held July 17 in St. Ninian’s Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. MacIntosh died July 12, 2017.
Readers at the funeral Mass were granddaughters Kim Chisholm, Andrea Jack, Meaghan MacIntosh and Margaret MacIntosh. Great-grandchildren Josie Mattie, Thomas Giffard and Hannah Jack presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor-MacDonald.
Active pallbearers were grandsons Bobby Mattie, Matthew MacIntyre, Mike Giffard; grandsons-in-law Ben Jack, Martin Sastri and Jon Clouston.
Honorary pallbearers were nephews John MacDonald, Paul MacDonald, Andy Sears, Robert Smith, Joseph MacDonald and Michael MacKinnon.
Born August 14, 1928 in Lochaber, she was a daughter of John Angus and Mary (Chisholm) MacDonald. She loved to knit and bake for her family and friends, her ‘Bulldog’ hats, headbands and warm socks can be found in many closets. She also loved a good game of cards. She was a long-time member of the Antigonish Lioness Club and St. Ninian’s CWL.
She is survived by three children, Donalda (Doug) Chisholm, Betsy MacIntyre (John Watt), Roddie (Mary) MacIntosh, all of St. Andrews; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Chisholm (Mike Giffard), Moncton, NB; Andrea (Ben) Jack, Nine Mile Creek, PE; Bobby (Joanne) Mattie, Antigonish; Meaghan MacIntyre (Martin Sastri), Antigonish; Matthew MacIntyre, Halifax; Jody (Katie) MacIntosh, Montreal, PQ; Margaret MacIntosh (Jon Clouston) Port Hawkesbury; eight great-grandchildren, Thomas and Norah Giffard; Hannah and Henry; Jack and Josie; Cameron and Leah Mattie; sister, Rita Fraser, Guelph, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Joseph Maclntosh; four sisters, Betty Penny, Kate Smith, Laura McKinnon, Peggy MacDonald; six brothers, Lauchie, Harry, Albert, John (Jick), Hugh MacDonald; one, in infancy.
Memorial donations may be made to the RK MacDonald Nursing Home.

Halfpenny, Everett R.

Funeral service for the late Everett Ronald Halfpenny, 72, Middle Melford, Guysborough County, was held July 10 in St. James Anglican Church, Middle Melford, with Rev. Sue Channen officiating. Burial was in St. James Anglican Cemetery.
Mr. Halfpenny died July 6, 2017, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born in Middle Melford, on October 2, 1944, he was a son of the late Russell and Beatrice (Somers) Halfpenny. He retired from the Department of Highways, after 32 years of service.
He is survived by his companion, Wilma Dort; sister, Evelyn Sample; brother, Ira (Elizabeth) Halfpenny; two sisters-in-law, Hazel and Isabel; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Douglas, Gordon, Seymour, Calvin; brother-in-law, Vannie; sister-in-law, Loyola.
Memorial donations may be made to St. James Anglican Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Bailey, Joseph Alexander

A memorial service for the late Joseph Alexander Bailey, 67, Fraser’s Grant, Antigonish, was held July 3 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton. Mr. Bailey died July 1, 2017, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
He was the son of the late Henry and Mary K (Chisholm) Bailey. He was a proud member of the Boilermakers Union Local 73. He could rarely be found without his signature pipe in hand. He was a sports fan and was treated to watching his Maple Leafs enter the playoffs this year. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was an enthusiastic card player, who liked nothing better than a good game of bridge or crib.
He is survived by his wife, Genesta (Gerrior); daughter, Kendra (Jonathan) MacDonald, Heatherton; two son, Trevor, Heatherton; Matthew, Bruderheim, Alberta; four grandchildren, Bria, Quinn, Nolan, Taya MacDonald; two brothers, John (Doreen) Heatherton, Blaise (Audrey) Truro; three sisters, Clarissa Foley, Montreal; Carmel, Halifax; Karen (David Schermbrucker), Halifax; many nieces, nephews and cousins, including special cousin, Jeannette Brosha.
He was predeceased by sister, Joan Bailey; three brothers-in-law, Ralph Foley, Laurie Cashin, Dave Hudson.
Fullfilling a final wish, his body was donated to medical research at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Paul, Daniel Joseph

Funeral service for the late Daniel Joseph ‘Dan J.’ Paul, 65, Waycobah First Nation was held July 20 in Saint Kateri Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Waycobah, with Father Danny MacLennan officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Mr. Paul died July 9, 2017.
Born December 20, 1951, in Sydney, he was the adopted son of the late Peter and Margaret Bernard. His biological parents were the late Barbara Paul and Levi Googoo.
He was employed with the Waycobah School as a maintenance supervisor, from 1978 until his retirement in 2009. He enjoyed taking his grandson Sean to his hockey games, practices and tournaments. He was a Edmonton Oilers’ fan. He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of his favourite hobbies was playing crib with his buddy, Uncle Rod, his little buddy ‘Muffin,’ who was a die hard Oilers’ fan.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Juanita (Toney); two sons, Daniel (Audrey), Eskasoni; Trevor (Tammy), Waycobah; two daughters, Krystal, Raven (Daniel), both of Waycobah; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annie Johnson (Leo), Eskasoni; Michelle Doucette, Potlotek; three brothers, Galli Andrew Paul (Darlene), Potlotek; John Bourassa (Faye), Ottawa; Arthur Edward Campbell (Donna), Ottawa; four godchildren, Jennifer Johnson, Justin Googoo, Logan Paul, Raven Paul. nieces and nephews; special friend, Rod Phillips, Waycobah.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Pelrine, Winnifred B.

Funeral service for the late Winnifred Bernadette ‘Winnie’ Pelrine, 63, Havre Boucher, Antigonish, was held July 12 in St Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Pelrine died July 6, 2017, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Yvonne Sampson, Katheryn Drysdale and Donna George. Kyla Delorey, Nevaeh Byard, Carter Timmons, Kiara and Annais MacKenzie presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Debbie White, Stella White and Leona Brow. Music was provided by St. Paul’s Choir.
Active pallbearers were Wayne White, Paul DeGruchy, Danny Bowie, Willie White, Luke Delorey and Roy MacKinnon.
Honorary pallbearers were Carl Richards, Harold Ehler, Karen MacKinnon, Donna DeCoste, Georgette Landry and Corey DeCoste.
Born June 30, 1954, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Stella (DeCoste) Pelrine. Family was everything to her; she was a mom to so many and always took care of everyone. Her generous heart has helped many, her door was always open and the coffee was always on.
She is survived by three sons, John (Karen) Pelrine, Grimshaw, Alberta; Marc Amirault (Tanya Hanley), Pubnico; Andy (Ginette) Timmons, Halifax; two daughters, Felicia Timmons, Havre Boucher; Mary Bourque (Joey Gerrior), Westville; seven grandchildren, Carter Timmons, Evan Pelrine, Rylan Pelrine, Kiara MacKenzie, Annais MacKenzie, Dyson Amirault, Carissa Timmons; five sisters, Sheila (Roy) MacKinnon and Debbie (Wayne) White, both of Havre Boucher; Bernice (Harry) Ryan, Linwood; Beverly (Barry) Millar, Summerside, P.E.I.; Jackie Lewis, North Wiltshire, P.E.I.; aunt, Alice Melong, Uxbridge, Ontario; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by granddaughter, Brilyn Timmons.
Memorial donations may be made to family for funeral arrangements.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com