Monday, Feb 20th, 2017


Redgrave, Felicity

A celebration of life for the late Helen Felicity Redgrave, RCA, will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Redgrave died February 4, 2017.
Born in Sussex, England, in 1920, she was a daughter of the late Sir Cyril and Olive Fox. She and her husband Patrick moved to Canada during the Second World War, when he was transferred from the Royal Navy to the Royal Canadian Navy. They raised their family together in Oakville and then in a century farmhouse near Guelph. After receiving a BFA, from the University of Guelph, and a B.Ed., from the University of Toronto, they relocated to Nova Scotia where her teaching career culminated in her position as a faculty member of St. Xavier University. She was a passionate supporter of the arts and had a rewarding and impressive career as a visual artist. She was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia and the NS Printmakers Association. She was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 2008. Her work has been shown across Canada and is held in many private and public collections. It may be viewed at
She is survived by two daughters, Veronica, Julia; two sons, Patrick (Ella), Roy (Joanne); seven grandchildren, Alexandra (Grant), Marissa (Seb), Jesse, Matthew (Janae), Ryan, Sarah (Peter), Emma (Simon).
She was predeceased by her husband Patrick; son-in-law, Brian Segal; sister, Dr. Penelope Eames.
Memorial donations may be made to Charlie’s Ride for Cancer Research c/o (online), ARCAC – cheques sent to A.R. Community Arts Council, Box 434 St. George St. A.R. B0S 1A0
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Leslie, Mary ‘Joyce’

Graveside service for the late Mary ‘Joyce’ Leslie, 89, Halifax, was held February 10 in St John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, with Reverend Randy Townsend officiating.
Mrs. Leslie died February 4, 2017, in QEII Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Lower Whitehead, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late James and Edna (Grover) Duncan.
She is survived by son, Roger; daughter, Heather; granddaughter, Joyce; sister, Pearl; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, St. Clair; brother, Earl; three sisters, Bea, Gloria, Kaye; son-in-law, Dan.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.

Bayers, David A.

Funeral service for the late David Alfred Bayers, 75, Halifax, was held February 6 in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Bayers died January 31, 2017.
Born October 24, 1941, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Jack and Ellen (Johnson) Bayers. He had a long career as an auto body mechanic. He enjoyed the rewards of repairing a vehicle to its original state. After retiring at 68, he worked at Casino NS.
He is survived by his wife, Evangeline ‘Vangie’ (Bernadas); two daughters, Lisa (Bruce) Peveril, Denise (Dan) MacKay; son, Blair; two grandchildren, Morgan (Christopher) Peterson, Chase MacKay; brother, Cyril (Betty), Halifax; Judy Cameron, Alberta; Joan Wallace, Lower South River, Antigonish County Doris (Bill) Ehler, Afton, Antigonish County.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Freddie, Bobby.
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Isenor, Kenneth Grant

A celebration of life for the late Kenneth ‘Grant’ Isenor, 75, Sackville, New Brunswick, formerly of Antigonish, was held February 7 at the Antigonish Legion.
Mr. Isenor died February 3, 2017, in George Dumont Hospital, Moncton.
Born March 21, 1941, in Lantz, he was a son of the late Marshall and Dorothy (Blois) Isenor, and was raised by his maternal grandparents, the late John and Mabel Blois. He was a die-hard Montreal Canadiens and New York Yankees fan, which was evident by his collection of memorabilia. He was an employee of Michelin Tire for more than 30 years. He enjoyed golfing, cooking, puzzles, wine making, gardening, and taking in nature. He had an artistic side, including drawing, woodworking, and comedic poetry. He spent many early mornings at the rink with his children. Aside from his love and passion for hockey, he was an avid baseball player who was recruited to play professionally at a young age but declined the offer. He was known as ‘JJ’ by his family and ball teammates, and ‘Bumpy’, coined by his first three grandchildren Shawn, Matthew and Emily.
He is survived by three sons, John (Michelle), Antigonish; Mark, Truro; Peter (Amanda), Debert; three daughters, Leah Duggan (Pat), Antigonish; Karen, Sackville, NB; Heather, Halifax; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold ‘Hank’, Elmsdale; Cleve (Linda), Dutch Settlement; David (Beverly), Elmsdale; sister, Juliette (Dale), Sheffield Mills.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Allie, Harry; sister, Roberta MacPhee; half-brother, Albert Moore; sister-in-law, Linda Isenor.
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Pottie, Catherine Joan

Funeral service for the late Catherine Joan Pottie, 72, L’Ardoise, was held February 7 in Holy Guardian Angels Parish, L’Ardoise, with Father Antolin Asor officiating.
Mrs. Pottie died February 1, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born May 14, 1944, in Ingonish Beach, she was a daughter of the late Timothy and Elizabeth (Donavon) MacDougall. While living in Toronto, she worked as a cook for CFB Downsview. When she moved to Lake Echo in the early 1980s, she worked for Service Master Janitorial Service, cleaning ships in dry dock and performing fire restoration. After her final move to L’Ardoise, she worked as a janitor for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110. She enjoyed cooking and restoring old treasures. She worked side-by-side with her sister Ann, cleaning, painting and telling stories. She also enjoyed trips to Value Village, picking through heaps of belongings and coming away with a treasure. She was a devout Catholic and took comfort in her prayers, especially the rosary, which gave her great comfort in her last days.
She is survived by six sisters, Ann (Vince) Burke, Laura Dupont, Judy Whitty, Louise (Peter) Gracie, Natalie (David) Dupont, Crystal MacDougall; five brothers, Martin MacDougall, Donald (Linda) MacDougall, Mark (Heather) MacDougall, Nick (Nina) MacDougall, Dale (Nancy) MacDougall; three step-children, Harold Pottie, Stephen Pottie, Mary (Allan) Bezanson
She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Pottie; sister, Lorraine; two brothers, Michael, John.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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Steylen, Amber

A celebration of life for the late Amber Nicole Steylen, 15, Nine Mile River, was held February 8 in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, with Martin Reid officiating.
Amber died February 2, 2017, at home.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Jennifer and Peter Steylen, and Derek (Heather Edwards) Dunlap. She was a dynamic person with a thirst for knowledge. She enjoyed reading, writing, public speaking, theatre and swimming. She was a proud member of the LGBTQ community.
Besides her parents, she is survived by four siblings, Emma and Reid Steylen, Amelia and Hudson Edwards-Dunlap; grandparents, Donalda Kelly, Antigonish; Sheila and Terry Gottschall, Antigonish; Cathy and Paul Steylen, Halifax; several aunts and uncles.
Memorial donations may be made to the Youth Project –
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Thompson, Margaret

Funeral service for the late Margaret Priscilla Thompson, 92, Fall River, was held February 11 in St. Rose of Lima, Fall River.
Mrs. Thompson died February 3, 2017.
Born August 29, 1924, in Ingonish, she was orphaned at a young age. She and her sister Mary were raised by the late John and Margaret MacDonald, Antigonish. At 19, she married Joseph Thompson and had 13 children. Her life was filled with hardships, but she was devoted to her children, doing everything she could to provide for them.
She is survived by five sons, Jack (Kaye), Fall River; Billy, Gaetz Brook; Stephen, Dartmouth; David (Phyllis), East Chezzetcook; Joseph, Fall River; five daughters, Elaine (David), Hamilton; Judy (Ernie), Drayton Valley; Coleen (Dave), Fall River; Kathy (Ken), Lake Echo; Peggy (Allister), Antigonish; 33 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; eight nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; two sons, Robert, Daniel in infancy; daughter, Trina; three grandsons, David LeBlanc, Joseph Thompson and Daniel Cartwright, in infancy; two sisters, Mary Walker, Catherine, in infancy; brother, Thomas, in infancy; foster brother, Frankie MacNeil; son-in-law, David Andersen; brother-in-law, Ralph Walker.
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Broussard, Theresa E.

Funeral service for the late Theresa Elizabeth Broussard, 85, Pomquet, Antigonish County, was held January 26 in Ste Croix Church, Pomquet, with Father Daniel MacDonald officiating, assisted by Father P.J. Baccardax and Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the spring.
Mrs. Broussard died January 22, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Adrianna Broussard and Joanie Broussard. Ranelle MacMaster and Linda Landry presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Pallbearers were Fraser MacMaster, Joey Broussard, Raymond Benoit, Mike Pitts, Johnnie Broussard and Dougie Pitts.
Born January 20, 1932, in Pomquet, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Annie Jane (Venedam) Benoit. She enjoyed cooking in her earlier years. She enjoyed playing cards, having her friends and family visit, and working on jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by three sons, John, Antigonish; Joe (Russell), Ronnie (Joanie), Pomquet; four grandchildren, Jaren and Ranelle MacMaster, Adrianna and Katie Broussard; brother, Freddie, Sherbrooke.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Leo; daughter, Ann MacMaster; son, Michael; seven sisters, Margaret, Catherine, Angie; four, in infancy; eight brothers, Charlie, Andrew, Joseph, Timothy, William, Clifford, Theodore, and Francis.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice appreciated.
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Cameron, William A.

Funeral service for the late William ‘Bill’ A. Cameron, 84, was held January 26 in Campbell’s Funeral Home Chapel, Amherst, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial will be in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery in the spring.
Mr. Cameron died January 23, 2017, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan.
Born in Bridgewater, he was a son of the late Dougald and Alice (Clark) Cameron. He began his career in 1951, with CNR and later Via Rail, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed hosting family get togethers, was an avid story teller and enjoyed staying on top of current events.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Emily (Totten); two sons, Bill Jr. (Rachel), Sackville, New Brunswick; David, Amherst; three daughters, Cathy (John) Dale, Wellington, NS; Cindy (Tom) Bird, Sandra Mason, both of Amherst; daughter-in-law, Vickie Cameron, Amherst; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Janet McKenna, Antigonish; two brothers, Gerald (Gladys) Cameron, Miramichi, NB; Father Charles Cameron, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, James; son-in-law, David Mason.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association or charity of choice.
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Chisholm, Todd

A celebration of life for the late Todd William Theodore Chisholm, 47, Alberta, formerly of Antigonish, was held February 6, 2016, in Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home, St. Albert, Alberta, with Reverend Maurice Okolie officiating.
Mr. Chisholm died January 29, 2016, in McBride, British Columbia.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Tracey Lowe, Angela Moe and Wendy Schettler. Eulogist was Shane Trewin with memories from niece and nephews by Emily Moe.
Honorary pallbearers were Daryl Burkholder, Darryl Lowe, Steve Lynes, Shane Trewin, Brian Burkholder, Terry Chisholm, Cam Ambrose, Dean Park, Jay Holterhus, Duane Schaub, Kelly Bradshaw and Blaine Bradshaw.
Born April 19, 1968, in Lima, Ohio, USA, he was a son of Colin and Trudy (Churchill) Chisholm, Antigonish. He was lover of life, family, the great outdoors and music. He worked with Imperial Oil in Edmonton and was a drummer with Exit 303. He was formerly with the bands Counterpoint and Branded.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Deanna; four sons, Ryley, Matthew and Mason Chisholm, Noah Ethier; sister, Trina Chisholm; two brothers, Terry Chisholm (Lise Anne), Trevor Chisholm; two sisters-in-law, Debbie Moe, Karen Moe; brother-in-law, Dave Moe (Angela); mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barb and Charlie Moe; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Danny Moe; maternal grandparents, Mary and William Churchill; paternal grandparents, Josephine and Theodore Chisholm; four uncles, Donnie Chisholm, Winston Churchill, Don Baird, Ron Campbell; two aunts, Marie Condran, Elaine Chisholm; cousin, Craig MacDonald.

Sheppard, Nicholas P.

Funeral service for the late Nicholas Patrick Sheppard, 22, Kentville, formerly of Mulgrave, was held February 5 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
Mr. Sheppard died January 25, 2017, in Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville.
Born March 27, 1994, in Antigonish, he was a son of Todd and Donna (Antle) Sheppard, Mulgrave. He grew up in Mulgrave, then moved to Kentville in August of 2009. He attended MMEC, TEC, NKEC, until he graduated, then to L’Arche – Cornerstone day program in Wolfville. He will be remembered by his infectious smile and his powerful hugs.
Besides his parents, he is survived by brother, Jeremy Michael Sheppard (Falen), Mulgrave; maternal grandparents, Donald and Liz Antle, Mulgrave; paternal grandparents, Bert and Vanessa Lee, Mulgrave; two aunts, Leanne Ehler (Terry), Mulgrave; Jenny Sheppard (James), Port Hawkesbury; two uncles, Chris Antle (Andrea), John Antle (Jane), both of Mulgrave; eight cousins, Brooklyn, Myah, Cole, Crissinda, Dallas, Dakota, Savannah, MacKenzie; close friends, Dana Feltham, Mike Messen, Jenny Collishaw and god brother, Corey Jackson.
Memorial donations may be made to Joubert Syndrome Foundation, IWK, L’Arche Homefires, or Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville.
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Surette, Victor A.

A graveside committal service for the late Victor Austen Surette, 81, Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, formerly of Port Bickerton, Guysborough County, will be held at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Port Bickerton.
Mr. Surette died January 26, 2017.
Born in Port Bickerton, he was a son of the late Henry and Dola (Josey) Surette.
He is survived by brother, Fred (Margaret) Surette, Trenton; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Percy Surette; foster parents, Judson and Ada (Kaiser) McConnell; foster sister, Muriel MacDougall.
Memorial donations may be made to Hillside Cemetery Fund.
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Cotie, Grace Virginia

Funeral service for the late Grace Virginia Cotie, 94, East Tracadie, was held January 19 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Father Daniel Boudreau. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Cotie died January 15, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Sheila Boudreau, Pauline Spin and Hazel Tate. Kevin, Krista, Logan and Tariq Durrant presented the offertory gifts. Altar servers were Donnie Pitts, Myles Somers and Joe DeYoung. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace and Michael Doyle.
Active pallbearers were Carroll Benoit, Pierre Boucher, Clarence Boudreau Jr., Paul Spin,Dominic Tate and Andy DeCoste.
Honorary pallbearers were Gerard Sampson, Tommy Fillmore, Danny Bowie and Ron McNeil.
Born September 9, 1922, in Tracadie, she was a daughter of the late John and Laura (Perro) Myette. She worked and lived in Tracadie until her marriage, then moved to East Tracadie. She was always ready to serve a sandwich and a cup of tea. Music was a big part of her life. She enjoyed listening to her family and friends play music, going to bingo and playing cards. She loved to bake and work in her flower gardens. She had a deep faith and was a devout Roman Catholic. Even after losing her sight she was happy to stay at home and enjoy everyone around her. She was the last surviving member of her immediate (Myette) family.
She is survived by five daughters, Anne Boudreau, East Tracadie; Ursula Purdy, Wallace; Peggy Cotie, East Tracadie; Laura Doyle, Erinville; Sheila (Gary) Boudreau, Hampton, New Brunswick; three sons, Anthony (Brenda) Cotie, Heatherton; Angus (Dorothy) Cotie, John (Cindy) Cotie, both of East Tracadie; two daughters-in-law, Patricia, Evangeline; three sisters-in-law; Theresa Myette, Dorothy Tate, Edna Côté.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Cotie; daughter, Christina; two sons, Gerard, Hugh; daughter-in-law, Jane (Perro) Cotie; four sons-in-law, Clarence Boudreau, Sr., Lloyd Doyle, Donald Purdy, Ray Ehler; four brothers, Sampson, Charlie, Joe, Sylvester; four sisters, Josephine (Joe) Benoit, Annie (Clifford) Mattie, Dora (Jim) Miller, Barbara (Pius) Mattie.
Memorial donations may be made to VON Antigonish, St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund, Antigonish and Area Homemakers or charity of choice.
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Vigneault, Sister Yvonne

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Yvonne Vigneault, 78, formerly Sister Mary Cyril, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held January 18 in Bethany Chapel, with Father Gerard MacInnis, Father Syd Mifflen and homilist Father Stanley MacDonald officiating.
Sr. Vigneault died January 12, 2017, at her family home in Bras d’Or, Cape Breton. She was in her 59th year of her religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Phyllis O’Donnell. Pall carrier was Lorraine Fraser. Readers were Allana de Haan and Michelle Brennick. Mary Frances Brennick, Jean Brennick and Sister Bernadine MacIntosh presented the offertory gifts. Music was proviced by cantor Sister Claire MacNeil, leader of song Sister Lillian Gaudet, organist Sheila Redden, Sister Florence Kennedy and Sister Mary Gouthro.
Pallbearers were John Brennick, Dan Fraser, Jimmy MacNeil, Bill Fraser, Byron Fraser and Michael Vigneault.
Born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Sister Yvonne was the daughter of the late Jenny Mae (Carey) and William Patrick Vigneault of Florence, Cape Breton. Sister Yvonne entered the Sisters of St. Martha on August 15, 1956, pronounced her first vows on August 15, 1958, and her final vows on August 15, 1961. Sister ministered in the teaching profession at St. Andrews Convent, Antigonish; St. Charles Convent, Dominion; Little Dover School, Guysborough County; Kamloops School Board, British Columbia; and Eskasoni School Board, Cape Breton. Sister Yvonne received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. She also received a certificate in Theological Studies at Regis College and University of Toronto. In 1991, she completed her Clinical Pastoral Education from St. John’s Hospital and New Theological School of Lowell, Massachusetts. Sister also received her certification for Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreats from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Sister Yvonne served as local superior at Star of the Sea Convent, Canso, and at Marian Community, Antigonish, as well as at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent in Kamloops, B.C. In 1985, Sister Yvonne was elected to the General Council of the Congregation and served as Assistant General Superior and as Local Superior of Mt. Carmel Community. In 1994, she was elected Congregation Leader of the Sisters of St. Martha for a five year term. From 2000 – 2010, Sister served at Wellspring, the CSM Ministry at St. Francis Xavier University. In September of 2010, Sister Yvonne accepted to serve as Bethany’s Community Leader. She died while continuing her ministry and service in this role. She had hoped to be there when they made the move to the Shannex Residence, close to her present home at Bethany. One friend of the congregation wrote in an email: ‘Sister Yvonne’s life, wisdom and leadership exemplified all that the Sisters of St. Martha stand for.’
She is survived by brother, George; two sisters, Lorraine Fraser, Adelaide MacNeil; numerous nieces and nephews; two step-sisters, Eileen (Angus) Romeo, Evelyn (Johnny) MacDougall.
She was predeceased by sister, Anne Brennick.
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Skinner, Mary ‘Ella’

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Ella’ Skinner, 78, South River Road, Antigonish, was held January 21 in St. James United Church, Antigonish, with Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Burial will be in St. James/St. Paul Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Skinner died January 14, 2017, at home.
Music at the funeral service was provided by Sheila Davison.
Active pallbearers were Lawrence Skinner, Melvin Skinner, Allan Skinner, Brian Skinner, Thomas Skinner and Richard Tessier.
Honorary pallbearers were Philip Gobbi, Lloyd Skinner, Craig Tessier and Jimmy Hammond-Skinner.
Born in Guysborough, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Dorrington) Skinner. She was a devoted wife and mother, and was a homemaker and caregiver to many throughout her life, including several families in and around Antigonish and several residents of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. She was an active volunteer in the community, giving much of her time to the Royal Canadian Legion, the Lion’s Club and Canadian Blood Services. She enjoyed knitting slippers, pickling, baking, and a cup of hot tea with a good book.
She is survived by three sons, Lawrence (Tanya), Antigonish; Melvin (Marie), Calgary, Alberta; Allan, Antigonish; two daughters, Debbie (Richard), Victoria, British Columbia; Nancy (Philip), Vancouver, BC; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence ‘Lonnie’; two daughters, Angela, Darlene; grandson, Lawrence John Arthur; six brothers, Earl, Norm, Wilfred, Chester, John, Jack; two sisters, Hattie, Dorothy ‘Dot’.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association, St. James United Church or Sunnyville United Baptist Church.
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Breen, Stephen Damien

Funeral service for the late Stephen Damien Breen, 63, Cape Jack, Antigonish County, was held September 21 in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating.
Mr. Breen died January 17, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
He was a son of the late Arnold and Margaret Breen. He was a lifelong resident of Cape Jack. He worked at New Page Pulp & Paper mill for 32 years, retiring from the position of operator in 2009. He enjoyed playing golf and cards, especially cribbage. Throughout his life, he formed, maintained and cherished numerous friendships.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen (McKeough); four sons, Benny (Erin), Joel, Tyler, Kendal, all of Cape Jack; grandchild, Nora; sister, Pauline Chisholm (Wilfred), Heatherton; three brothers, Francis, Antigonish; Nicky (Judy), Cape Jack; Clifford (Tanya), Miramichi, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews; numerous in-laws; many cousins.
Memorial donations may be made to Cathy’s Place, St. Paul’s luncheon fund, or charity of choice.
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MacDonald, Helen M.

Funeral service for the late Helen Margaret ‘Hun’ MacDonald, 81, Hawthorne St., Antigonish, was held January 23 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Ms. MacDonald died January 19, 2017, in St Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Lauren E Kelly and Ronalda MacGillivary. Chloe Kelly and Jesse Campbell presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.
Pallbearers were John Kennedy, Darryl Campbell, Hughie Dan MacEachern, Leo Kelly, Ernie MacDonald and John Jones.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late John Angus and Marcella ‘Stella’ (MacLellan) MacDonald. She worked for 35 years at Eastern Dairy Foods/Scotsburn Dairy as a clerical worker. She enjoyed sitting at the table having a cup of tea and talking with her family and friends, doing the Friday lexicon.
She is survived by her brother, John E. Kelly; sister-in-law and best friend, Trudy Kelly; two nieces, Jennifer (Darryl) Campbell, Audrey (John), Antigonish; nephew, Blake (Michelle), Sydney, two grandnieces, Lauren and Chloe Kelly, Sydney; grandnephew, Jesse Campbell, Antigonish.
Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA.
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Carter, Christine F.

Funeral service for the late Christine Florence (MacLellan) Carter, Antigonish, was held January 19 in St Ninian Cathedral, with her nephew Father Donald MacGillivray officiating.
Mrs. Carter died January 16, 2017, in St Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born June 22, 1934, in Big Marsh, Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Charlotte (MacKinnon) and Thomas MacLellan. She started working at Neima’s Jewelers in Antigonish, at an early age, and continued to work for Neima’s in Halifax, where she met and married Kenneth Carter. Together they built a life from Halifax to Victoria. Regardless of her travels, she always considered Antigonish to be her home. She was very proud of her work in the jewelry business and was an extraordinary salesperson. She not only loved jewellery, she took great pride and pleasure in her customers ‘joy and satisfaction.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Carter (Greg) Monck, London, Ontario; two grandchildren, Adam and Tiffany Carter; their mother, Carolyn Carter; sister, Jenny MacGillivray; two brothers, Donald MacLellan, Colin (Shirley)MacLellan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Carter; son, Darren Carter; her grandparents, Dan and Christie MacLellan; stepmother, Mary MacLellan; three sisters, Marnie McVicar, Charlotte Chew, Sarah Catherine MacLellan, in infancy.
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Bouchard, Raymond A.

Funeral service and burial of the late Raymond Alexander Bouchard, 91, Antigonish, will be held in Giant’s Lake at a later date.
Mr. Bouchard died January 16, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Raymond and Melinda (Dunbar) Bouchard. As a young man, he served as a private with the North Nova Scotia Highlander’s in the Second World War. After returning home, he spent his career with Roy Judge Trucking, Atlantic Equipment, as a sales manager, as well as being self-employed in the logging industry. He married Phyllis McPhee and they spent their married years in Halifax, Cape Breton, and finally retiring in Giant’s Lake, Guysborough County. He took great pride in his garden, as well as a great love for hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his son, Richard; two granddaughters, Caitlin, Ontario; Danielle, Antigonish; brother, Ronald (Shirley) Bouchard, Ont.; two sisters, Shirley Watters, Antigonish; Pauline (Bill) Malcolm, St. Andrews; sister-in-law, June Pope, Halifax; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis (McPhee); daughter-in-law, Mary Bouchard; two sisters, Margaret (Tom) Skerry, Audrey (Blair) Currie; sister-in-law, Gladys (Art) Melanson; four brothers-in-law, Ken Watters, Earl McPhee, Sterling McPhee, Wilfred Pope.
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Brown, Isabel M.

Funeral service for the late Isabel Marietta (MacMillan) Brown, 72, Orangeville, Ontario, was held January 26 in St. Timothy Catholic Church, Orangeville.
Mrs. Brown died January 20, 2017.
Born September 12, 1944, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late John James and Isobel Cecelia ‘Bella’ (Decoste) MacMillan. She graduated from St. Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing as an RNA and pursued her life-long passion for nursing in various hospitals in Toronto. She always held dear her childhood memories of family, the ocean and the beautiful country landscape of Nova Scotia.
She is survived by three daughters, Kim Massis, Korry Szabo (Robert), Tracy Brown; six grandchildren, Dylan, Jacob, Joshua, Zachary, Janet, David, Jackson; brother, Jack MacMillan, Antigonish; two sisters, Agnes (Jack) White, Stoney Creek, Ont.; Frances (Walter) Mercer, Mississauga, Ont.; many nieces, nephews, cousins.
She was predeceased by grandson, Joshua Massis; two nephews, Shawn White, Donnie MacMillan.
Memorial donations may be made to Sick Children’s Foundation.
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