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Obituaries

DeYoung, Mary Virginia

Funeral service for the late Mary Virginia DeYoung, 83, Cape Jack, was held July 16 at St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie, Father Angus MacGillivray and Deacon Berkley Guthro officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. DeYoung died July 12, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Judy Andrews and Gilda DeYoung. Leah Nicholson, Jenna Myette and Logan DeYoung presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Johnnie Boucher and the Havre Boucher Church Choir.
Pallbearers were Jason Nicholson, Cory DeYoung, Tyler Myette, Elliot DeYoung, Jonathan DeYoung and John Andrews.
Born in Tracadie, Antigonish, she was the only daughter of Fredrick and Anastasia (DeCoste) DeGruchy. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, and a past member of the CWL. She enjoyed knitting, gardening, cooking, and baking.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edward, Cape Jack; five daughters, Linda (Bill) Allard; Judy (Tory) Andrews; Carolyn (Edgar) Nicholson; Wenda (Terry) Myette, Linwood; Valerie (Paul) Crissman, Fort Lauderdale, FL; two sons, Dennis (Gilda); Allen (Maria), both of Linwood; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by two sons, Kevin and Barry.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Ashe, Norma Yvonne

Funeral service for the late Norma “Stub” Yvonne “Mommy” Ashe, 70, Monastery, Antigonish County, was held July 18 in Tracadie United Baptist Church, with Reverend Pauline Coffin officiating, accompanied by Deacon Alonzo Reddick. Burial was in Sunnyview Cemetery.
Mrs. Ashe died July 12, 2014, at home.
Besides her mother, Maude MacLean, New Glasgow and step-father, Charles Ashe, Monastery, she is survived by her husband, Silas; two daughters, Shelly (Myles) Forget, Kelly (Greg) McKese, both of Ottawa; six sons, Blaise (Mona), Monastery; Paul (Veronica), Halifax; Charlie (Heather), Ottawa; Travis, Brian (Pam), both of Meteghan; Brent, Halifax; two chosen sons, Freddy Gero, Alberta; Les Skinner (Kelly), Halifax; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nine sisters, Diane (Leo) Izzard, New Glasgow; Linda Izzard, Halifax; Lillian Desmond, Upper Big Tracadie; Gloria Skinner, Halifax; Marva Taylor, Toronto; Lois (Wendell) Wyse, Dartmouth; Glenda (Eugene) Jones, New Glasgow; Rhonda (Larry) Hurst, Amherburg; Janice MacLean, Virginia; eight brothers, Wilfred (Lorraine) Reddick, Antigonish; Douglas (Gail) Jones, Antigonish; Gard MacLean, Truro; Gary MacLean, New Brunswick; Randy MacLean, Toronto; Reggie (Cathy) MacLean, Westville; Sherman MacLean, Dartmouth; Kevin (Kelli) MacLean, Bedford; many nieces, nephews and god-children.
She was predeceased by her chosen mother, Hattie (Daye) Ash; daughter, Stacey; two brothers, Sandy and Brian.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Hanway, Lois Dianne

Funeral service for the late Lois Dianne (Adams) Hanway, 66, Cape George, was held July 17 in St. James United Church, Antigonish, with Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Burial was in St. David’s Cemetery, Cape George.
Mrs. Hanway died July 13, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Lisa McLaughlin and Valerie Chugg. Brian Adams delivered a Remembrance of Lois. Music was provided by St. James United Church Choir.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Ella (MacPhie) Adams, Cape George. Following graduation from St. Andrew’s Rural High School in 1967, she moved to Halifax. She worked for several years for Physicians’ Services at the VG Hospital, until her marriage in 1971. She became a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child turned 13, then worked for Dr. Lynn Crosby, family physician, as a receptionist for 11-1/2 years. She and her husband, Tom, retired to Cape George and built a home on land that was part of her Dad’s family farm overlooking beautiful St. George’s Bay. In her retirement years, she enjoyed doing volunteer work for the North Shore Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Cape George Heritage Museum, St. David’s United Church, as secretary, the Hot Meals Program at St. James United Church and the United Church Women.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons, James (Michelle), Dartmouth; Adam, Halifax; daughter, Elizabeth (Ben) Jensen, Meaford, Ont.; grandson, Joel; ten siblings, Allan (Ann), Keith, both of Cape George; Wayne (Stella), Lewisporte, NL; Kevin (Paulette), New Germany; Karen Mahoney, Harbour Centre; Brian (Elaine), Pleasant Bay; Ellen Cross, Antigonish; Gordon, Dartmouth; Roddy (Debbie) and Teddy (Jane), both of Cape George; three sisters-in-law, Pauline, Rocky Harbour, NL; Nellie, Glovertown, NL; Bonnie, Gander, NL; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by three special brothers, Forbes, Gary, and Fred; four nephews, Matthew, Chris, Mitch, and Todd; niece, Natalie; two brothers-in-law, Eddy Mahoney and Paul Cross.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Arsenault, Margaret Mary

Funeral service for the late Margaret Mary Arsenault, 90, Halifax, was held July 19 in St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Halifax. Burial was in Gate of Heaven, Lower Sackville.
Mrs. Arsenault died July 14, 2014.
Born in Port Felix, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Clara Pelrine (Fougère). In her early years, she worked at the Hotel Nova Scotian, where she met her husband René and met her lifelong friends. In her late 50s, she returned to the work force as a receptionist at Gerard Hall of the Halifax Infirmary. A devout Catholic, she was a lifelong parishioner of Saint Mary’s Basilica, where she volunteered on various committees and served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Her passions included gardening, quilting, knitting and volunteering at the hospitals. She had a great appreciation for the great outdoors and active living, which she passed on to others. She grew up in Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, and spent much of her spare time there. Havre Boucher held a very special place in her heart as many fond memories were made there.
She is survived by her 11 children: Denise Arsenault (Joanne Slack), Raymond (Sue) Arsenault, Peter (Jane) Arsenault, Alice (Finley) Evong, Lucille (Leonard) Bona, Carmel (Bill) Shea, Marcel (Carmen) Arsenault, Paulette Arsenault (Peter Vandervelde), Annette (Peter) Bona, Cecile (Philip) Amirault, Michelle (David) Bona; 27 grandchildren, Moria, Margaret, Rene, Andre, Justin, Joella, Maggie, Laura, Luke, Caylum, Melinda, Jon, Michelle, Tim, Peter, Kelsey, Kirk, Dominique, Maria, Lorenz, Clare, Danielle, Martina, Sarah, Daniel, Jordan and Rhea; 13 great-grandchildren, Connor, Nolan, Bridget, Maeve, Quinn, Chase, Peter, Ruby, Macy, Kaylee, Chiara, Henry and Kaitlyn; two brothers, André and Brother Blaise Pelrine; two sisters, Theresa Sampson and Cecilia LeBlanc.
She predeceased by her husband, Joseph René Arsenault; four brothers, Raymond, Clarence, Gerard, Anthony Pelrine; sister, Agnes Brow.

MacPhail, Allan Anthony

Funeral service for the late Allan Anthony MacPhail, 72, Fraser’s Grant, Antigonish County, was held July 19 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. MacPhail died July 16, 2014, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were nieces Karen Doiron and Leah MacDonald and Melissa McPhail. Tonya Chishol, Lise Duykers, Jerry Duykers and Leona Duykers presented the offeratory gifts. Music was provided by the Heatherton Church Choir and Ambrose Wallace.
Pallbearers were Joe MacDonnell, Derek MacPhail, Jerry Duykers, Greg Grant, Doug Grace and Billy Willy MacDonald.
Born in Fraser’s Grant, he was a son of the late John and Christina (Punch) MacPhail. A lifelong resident of Fraser’s Grant, he worked at Central Home Improvement for more than 25 years. He enjoyed socializing; especially music, dancing, telling jokes and playing cards. He was a sports enthusiast and an avid hockey fan.
He is survived by his companion and best friend, Donna Chisholm, Bayfield; two brothers, Danny (Theresa), Heatherton; Jerome (Anne), Fraser’s Grant; four sisters, Catherine MacDonnell, St. Andrews; Jean Grant, Etobicoke, Ont.; Anne MacPhail, Antigonish; Theresa (Doug) Grace, St. Andrews; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Mary Elaine; brother, William; sister-in-law, Rowena; two brothers-in-law, Alex MacDonnell, Rory Grant.

Rhynold, Shane Derek

Shane Derek Rhynold, 40, Bedford, formerly of Canso, Guysborough County, died July 9, 2014, at home.
Born April 25, 1974, in Antigonish, he was a son of Barbara Ann (Raymond) Rhynold and the late James Albert Rhynold. He was employed with Metro Windows and Doors in Halifax. He loved camping and was physical active; he liked running, lifting weights and bicycling. He was a student of Canso High School and furthered his education at UCCB and St. Mary’s University, where he achieved a business and commerce degree.
He is survived by his mother, Barb, Canso; four brothers, Dwayne, Fort McMurray, Alta; Gordie (Lynette), Darryl (Kerri), Jody, all of Canso; two nieces, Kristen and Kandace; two nephews, Cameron and Cayden.
He was predeceased by his father, James Albert.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Smith, Dr. Marjorie Ann

Dr. Marjorie Ann Smith, 66, Charlottetown/Pictou.
She is survived by her sister, Kay (Les); aunt, Marjorie L. Smith, Halifax; uncle, Mark Babineau, Pictou; many cousins and friends.
Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Donna (Babineau) Smith.

Latter, Donald Russell

Donald Russell Latter, 87, Beaver Bank, died July 13, 2014.
He is survived by four children, Donald, Barbara Wray, both of Cape Breton; Myrtle (James) Horne, Sackville; Terry, Beaver Bank; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Nora Gillis, Maine.
Born in Guysborough County, he was the son of the late Russell and Myrtle (MacDonald) Latter.
He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Nora (Major) Latter; son, Harold Ronald; three brothers Clayton, Angus and Gordon.

MacDonald, Isabel Ann

Isabel Ann MacDonald, 83, Drummond Hall, Shannex Parkland, died July 10, 2014.
She is survived by four siblings, Anne (Clarence) Cameron, Antigonish; Don (Leona), Melmerby Beach; John (Pat), Bedford; Austin, Hammonds Plains; sister-in-law, Mary (Gerry) Orangeville, Ont,; several nieces and nephews.
Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret MacDonald.
She was predeceased by long time special friend, Don Warner; sister, Mabel; brother, Gerry.
Online condolences: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.

Rafuse, Reta Margaret

Reta Margaret Rafuse, 90, Schaumburg, IL, died July 12, 2014.
She is survived by her three sisters, Winnie (Bob) Evanson, Elgin, IL; Betty (Murray) Eisnor, Chester Basin; Connie (Jacob) Penney, New Germany; three brothers, Thomas (Margaret) Sauber, Antigonish; Frank (Viola Blackadar), Parkdale; Donnie (Charmaine), Dartmouth; numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Parkdale, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Sadie (Faulkenham) Rafuse.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Angeline MacDonald and Belle Rafuse; four brothers, Max, Roby, Jerry and Calvin.
On-line condolences: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

MacGregor, Mary Catherine

Funeral service for the late Mary Catherine MacGregor, 103, Antigonish, was held June 30 in St. Patrick’s Church, Lochaber, Antigonish County, with her great-nephew Father Thomas Murphy officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. MacGregor died June 25, 2014, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were James Delorey, Jillian MacDonald and Helen Kennedy. Altar server was Ryan Farrell. Henry Delorey and Bernard Delorey presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by organist/soloist James MacPherson and soloist Father Andrew Boyd.
Pallbearers were Ian MacDonald, Donald Farrell, Gregory Farrell, Joseph Farrell, Charles Farrell and Robert MacGregor.
Born November 16, 1910, in Upper Springfield, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah MacGillivray Duggan. In 1931, she married John MacMillan MacGregor of Upper South River where they operated a large farm and raised their family. A seamstress, she clothed her family and a varied clientele and continued to knit until shortly before her death. A devout Catholic, she was president of the former Lochaber Parish CWL. She was a founding member of the Order of St. Francis. Before retirement, she and her husband spent some time as custodians for St. Patrick’s Glebe house and parish church. Following retirement, she had since belonged to St. Andrew’s CWL. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Kennedy, South Side Harbour, Antigonish Co; Margaret MacDonald, Antigonish; daughter-in-law, Marion MacGregor, Lochaber; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, John; daughter, Helen; son, Jack; granddaughter, Colleen; two sons-in-law, Charles Kennedy, Alexander MacDonald.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

MacEachern, Mary “Florence”

Funeral service for the late Mary “Florence” MacEachern, 77, British Columbia, formerly of Antigonish, was held July 2 in St. Columba Church, Lakevale, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. MacEachern died June 18, 2014, in Surrey Memorial Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Jessica MacDonald, Anita MacDonald and Geraldine MacEachern. Samantha MacEachern and Kyra Gillis presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by the Four Parishes Combined Choir.
Born January 1, 1937, in Beaver Meadow, she was a daughter of the late Martin Gillis and Mary MacPhee (Gillis). She lived in Morristown for many years before traveling to Ontario, then to British Columbia to live with family.
She is survived by seven sons, Anthony, Wayne, Kevin, Wyman (Cecilia), Richard, Roy (Geraldine), John (Angela); two daughters, Tena (Dave), Lisa; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bernie (Glenda), Barry (Bossy), Ken (Linda), Milton; sister, Dena; two sisters-in-law, Carol, Anne Marie; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony; four brothers, Roy, Frank, Gordon, Alexander “Sonny”; two sisters, Carmel, Joan; three half-sisters, Rose, Jennie, Marie.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Hodder, Myrtle Irene

A graveside service for the late Myrtle Irene Hodder, 91, Sherbrooke, was held July 2 in St. Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Liscomb, with Reverend Marilyn Haugen-Strand officiating.
Mrs. Hodder died June 30, 2014, in High Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care.
Born April 8, 1923, in Necum Teuch, she was a daughter of the late John and Myrtle (Heath) Croft. She was a photographer in the RCAF during the war and continued her trade after being discharged, working for Holloway’s Studio, Halifax, processing and printing photos, until the business closed. She was a volunteer for many organizations, veterans, seniors, secretary for Home Buddies Club, at the former L.R. MacKarachers Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, for a number of years. She was a member St. James Anglican Church, Sherbrooke, after moving from Halifax to Little Liscomb and then to Maple Manor, Sherbrooke.
She is survived by sister, Ruth (Donald) Bliss, Halifax; two brothers, Elmer Croft, Ontario, Daniel (Joyce) Croft, Eastern Passage; several nieces and nephews in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland; Terry and Lou Croft and their family; five special adopted grandchildren, Liscomb.
She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Albert Maxwell “Max”; two brothers, Clarence, Edger; two sisters, Lucille Clarkson Graham, Florable Bezanson.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Boyd, Isabel

Funeral service for the late Isabel Boyd, 69, Toronto, Ontario, will be held Wednesday, July 16, in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, Antigonish County, with Father Daniel MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in South River Cemetery.
Miss Boyd died January 18, 2014, in Toronto.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Hugh and Mary (Gillis) Boyd. She attended Frasers Mills School, St. Andrew Rural High and Mount St. Bernard College. She spent all of her adult working life in various parts of Ontario. Illness forced her to spend the last number of years in Leisureworld Home for Special Care in Toronto.
She is survived by four brothers, Owen (Phyllis), London, Ontario; Jim, Ohio, Antigonish County; Archie (Maureen), Frasers Mills; Leo (Claire), West Arichat; sister Mary, Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Sharon James;Toronto.
She was predeceased by two brothers, William, Bill (Margie).

Avery, Eugene Ralph

Funeral service for the late Eugene Ralph “Gino” Avery, 63, Port Felix, Guysborough County, was held July 4 in St. Joseph’s Parish Church, Port Felix.
Mr. Avery died June 28, 2014, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
Born April 14, 1951, in Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Remi and Mary (King) Avery. He was a volunteer fire fighter (Three Top Fire Dept.) and a member of Local 615 Labourers Union for 42 years. He enjoyed entertaining family and friends with his singing and playing his guitar, and helping family and friends with odd jobs.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary (Marr) Avery, Port Felix; son, Scott (Melinda) Avery, Waterside; brother, Daniel Avery, Little Dover; sister, Nita (Avery) Cashin, Port Felix; many nieces, nephews, cousins.
He was predeceased by brother, Placid Avery; niece/god daughter, Denise Cashin.
Online condolences: www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca

Pellerine, Mary Elizabeth

Funeral service for the late Mary Elizabeth Pellerine, 61, Horton’s Cove Road, Guysborough County, was held July 5 in New Harbour Baptist Church with Reverend David Wheeler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Pellerine died July 1, 2014, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Levi and Mary Frances (Hulme) Gammon.
She is survived by her husband, Simon; daughter, Rachel Anne Gammon, Drum Head; step-daughter, Kelly Lee Pellerine, Toronto; grandson, Logan Hall, Toronto; sister, Diane Richard, Charlos Cove; brother, Charles Gammon, New Harbour; three nieces, Debbie, Margaret, Sarah; nephew, Sandy.
She was predeceased by brother, Thomas Gammon.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Sampson, Patrick

Patrick Sampson, 67, New Waterford, died July 2, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Laurel (Lewis); daughter, Tara (Billy) Lamey, New Waterford; son, Chris (Heather), New Lowell, Ontario; three grandchildren, Colin, Nicole, Connor; five brothers, Angus (Julie), James Jr., both of Massachusetts; Alphonse “Bookie” (Cathy), Maine; Robert, Antigonish; Jimmy (Jessica), Ontario; sister, Muriel (Dick) Tibbets, Florida; special nieces, Janet Wilcox and Alisa Syms; many other nieces and nephews.
Born in New Waterford, he was a son of the late James and Veronica (MacNeil) Sampson.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Joanne MacNeil, Margaret Muise.
Online condolences: www.vjmcgillivray.ca

McMahon, Sister Mary Roselina

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Mary Roselina McMahon, 97, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held June 26 in Bethany Chapel with Father Neil McKenna officiating.
Sr. McMahon died June 22, 2014, in Bethany, the Motherhouse. She was in the 73rd year of religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Doug MacNeil. Pall carrier was Sister Mary McMahon. Candle bearers were Terence McMahon and Sister Debbie Pike. Readers were Nora English, Rose McHale and Anne MacIsaac. Sister Ethel Cody and Mary MacIsaac presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by cantor Sister Claire MacNeil, leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet, Anne White and organist Sheila Redden.
Pallbearers were Tom McMahon, Brendon McMahon, Donnie MacIsaac, John Wadden, Eugene McMahon and Daniel McMahon.
Born May 29, 1917, in Dominion, NS, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Winnifred (McMurray) McMahon. She was the second youngest of 11 children. Sister Roselina entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha in 1939. In 1941, she pronounced her first vows and made her perpetual commitment August 15, 1944.
After graduating in 1946 with certification as an X-Ray technician, Sr. Roselina worked as an X-Ray technician and in management for 40 years. She served in Nova Scotia at St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay; and at St. Mary’s Hospital, Inverness; in Alberta at St. Michael’s Hospital, Lethbridge and at Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff. Sr. Roselina was a member of the Canadian Society of Radiological Technicians since 1948, and in 1970 she was granted advanced certification. In 1966, she was certified as a hospital departmental manager with a specialty in diagnostic radiography. She retired from X-Ray in 1983.
For the next eight years, Sr. Roselina was in the Pastoral Care departments of St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish, and the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital. She served as coordinator at Bethany, the Motherhouse, for six years, and as the local community leader in two of the houses in which she lived. She was a woman of exemplary service throughout her long and fruitful life. Sr. Roselina was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by six sisters, Frances MacIsaac, Helen Whalen, Margaret MacNeil, Sister Mary Beatrice, csm, Sister Mary Peter, Sister of Charity, Sister Agnes Winifred, SC; four brothers, Thomas, James, William, Peter.
Online Condolences: www.clcurry.com

Cormier, Gerard Joseph “Neri”

Funeral service for the late Gerard Joseph “Neri” Cormier, 87, Larry’s River, Guysborough County, was held June 28 in St. Peter’s Church with Father Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Cormier died June 17, 2014, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born February 15, 1927, in Worcester, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Alphonse and Claudia (Richard) Cormier. He was an carpenter who took pride in his work. He generously donated his time to build the altar and lectern in St. Peter’s Church, of which he was a faithful member.
He is survived by sister, Adlessa McLean, Cap-Pele, New Brunswick; sister-in-law, Yvonne Cormier; two foster-sisters, Simonne, Geneva; foster-brother, Roger; nephew, Victor; six nieces, Claudia, Denise, Gisele, Jeannie, Debbie, Elise.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dora; his adoptive mother, Ida Landry; brother, Romeo; foster-brother, Louis.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Parsons, Margaret Mary

Funeral service for the late Margaret Mary Parsons, 87, was held June 28 in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Arisaig, with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating.
Mrs. Parsons died June 23, 2014, in the QEII Health Science Centre.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Bruce Parsons, Jerrold Cameron and Adam Parsons. Brooke Cameron, Mary Elsa Cameron, Lauchlin Cameron, Andrew Cameron, Ewan Cameron, Mya Hines, Jon Hines, Sadie Hines, Sam Hines and Quinn Holley presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by James MacPherson, violinist Colin Grant and pianist Jim Cameron.
Urn bearers were Margaret Cameron and Anna Parsons.
Born July 14, 1926, in Northeast Margaree, she was the eighth of nine children of the late John Leonard and Margaret (Smith) Tompkins. A graduate of the Infirmary School of Nursing in 1949, she worked at the Infirmary Hospital. She met her husband in 1950 and married on January 26, 1953, at St. Mary’s Basilica. Settling in Halifax, they started their own family. She enjoyed cooking, Blue Jays baseball and gardening. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gerald; two sons, Bruce, St. John’s, Newfoundland; Blair (Cindy), Halifax; daughter, Brenda (John Cameron), Doctors Brook, Antigonish County; eight grandchildren, Julia, Corner Brook; Nicolas, St. John’s, N.L.; Jerrold (Ann Francis), Montreal; Melissa (Brendan), Margaret (Adrian), Becky (Sean), all of Antigonish County; Adam, Anna, Halifax; 10 great-grandchildren, Ewan, Montreal; Mya, Jon, Sadie, Sam, Brooke, Elsa, Lauchlin, Andrew, Quinn, all of Antigonish County; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Cyril and Jean Poole, Sackville, New Brunswick.
She was predeceased by five brothers, Jerome, Richard, Daniel, Jack, Gerald; three sisters, Rita, Catherine, Christine.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca