Sunday, Feb 1st, 2015


Reed, Enid Agnes

Enid Agnes Reed will be remembered as smart, beautiful, light-hearted, a talented artist and champion of pastel painting in Canada. She died in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on January 16, 2015.
Enid was born February 1, 1918 in Montreal, Quebec, to Thomas Webster and Mary Alice (Sadler) Gilson. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Percy Arthur; her son Gordon Stanley; and two siblings in early childhood and infancy. She is survived, and sadly missed, by her daughters Carol Brown, Toronto, Ontario; Barbara Buirds (James), Toronto; and Alice Reed (Bob Bancroft), Pomquet, Nova Scotia; grand-daughter Jennifer Johnson (Brendan), Hamilton, Ontario; grandson Christopher Brown (Dianne), Windsor, Ontario; and great-grandchildren Ava and Lily Johnson; Anna and Sam Brown.
As a young woman, Enid graduated with honours from Ecole des Beaux Artes in Montreal. She moved to Toronto, Ontario, studying at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Through her artwork, Enid shared her love of people and nature. Her portraits, landscapes and street scenes hang in countless private and corporate collections at home and abroad. She was a Founding Member of Pastel Artists Canada in 1989. For many years Enid taught pastels, mostly in Southern Ontario. She once reflected that teaching was the most rewarding part of her artistic career. Some of her students and fellow artists became life-long friends, a testament to her enthusiasm and sincerity.
Enid believed laughter to be one of the best medicines. She loved being a mother and said that her happiest times were spent with her family at their Lake of Bays, Ontario cottage, where swimming, sailing, paddling, boating, skiing, walks in the woods and painting the Muskoka landscape were regular pleasures. At age 86 Enid moved to Antigonish. The Reed family is most grateful to the staff of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, to Dr. John Hickey and Dr. Brian Steeves, for the care they provided her. Though memory became a challenge late in life, Enid maintained her bright spirit to the end.
Donations in Enid’s memory could be made to Interval House, the Council of Canadians, World Wildlife Fund or the International Fund for Animal Welfare. A memorial will be announced in future. Her remains will be interred in the family plot at Highland Memory Gardens, Toronto.
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A special smile,
a special face,
In our hearts
a special place.
Memories are
a gift to treasure;
Ours of you, Mother,
will last forever.
Safe in God’s arms.

MacDonald, Eugene Allan ‘Deannie’

Funeral service for the late Eugene Allan ‘Deannie’ MacDonald, 91, Lakevale, Antigonish County, was held January 20 in St. Columba Church, Lakevale, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating, assisted by Father Angus MacGillivray. Burial will be in St. Columba Parish Cemetery, Lakevale.
Mr. MacDonald died January 17, 2015, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were grandchildren Erika Young, Lugene MacDonald and Jill MacDonald. Godchildren Ann Gavin, Ann MacKenzie and Lynn Durant presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Alan James Boyd. Music was provided by James MacPherson and John Pellerin.
Active pallbearers were grandchildren Brian MacDonald, Mark MacDonald, Grant MacDonald, Liam MacDonald and nephews Bernie Gillis and David MacDonald.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Jimmy MacPhee, Carroll Boyd, Frances Boyd and Bill Crawford.
Born in Fairmont, he was the second eldest of 11 children of the late Hughie and Margaret MacDonald. His work took him to various parts of Canada including Sudbury, Vancouver, North Bay, and Newfoundland. He returned home and worked as a security officer at St. Francis Xavier University until his retirement. He enjoyed being in the woods, hunting and listening to fiddle music. He was a member of the Woodlot Owners Association of Nova Scotia and was a warden of St. Columba’s parish.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha (Boyd), three sons, Greg (Louise), Hamilton; Bernard (Trish), Morristown; Blaine (Sandra), Halifax; daughter, Lugene (Bert) Young, Truro; nine grandchildren, Lugene, Grant, Jill, Erika, Rachel, Brian, Mark, Liam, Maryn; three sisters, Eileen Gillis, Betty (Bill) Conroy, Valeta Perdigao; brother, John ‘Farmer’ MacDonald; sister-in-law, Maggie MacDonald; 38 nieces and nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by an infant grandchild, Theresa; four brothers, Roddy, Francie, Fr. Bernie, Billy; two sisters, Mary (Desmond) Chabot, Lucy (Al) Perdigao; two brothers-in-law, John Gillis, Manuel Perdigao; sister-in-law, Patricia MacDonald.
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Newell, Ena Mae

Funeral service for the late Ena Mae Newell, 89, Canso, was held January 20 in All Saints Anglican Church, Canso, with Reverend Darroch Fagan officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
Mrs. Newell died January 17, 2015, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
Born December 17, 1925, in Wolfville, she was a daughter of the late Jonathan and Francis (Farris) Zwicker, Wolfville. She worked for a short time at the Venus and Lady Amherst Restaurants in Amherst. She also worked at the Eastern Memorial Hospital and retired after 15 years working as a cook. She enjoyed camping, playing cribbage, sewing and knitting. She was the last living relative of her parents.
She is survived by three daughters, Joan Horne, Canso; Mary (John) Conrad, Amherst; Roberta Kuhn, Chester; three sons, Bud (Mary), Canso; Edward, Dartmouth; Kevin, Truro; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert James Newell; two sons, Michael, Robert; three daughters, Elsie, Catherine, Annette, in infancy.
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Starratt, George Kenneth

Funeral service for the late George Kenneth Starrat, 88, Windsor, was held January 24 in DeMont Family Funeral Home, Windsor, with Reverend Dr. John Bartol officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough, at a later date.
Mr. Starratt died January 18, 2015, in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.
Born November 13, 1926 in Falkland Ridge, he was a son of the late Percy David and Elva Melessa (Stodart) Starratt. He attended a one-room school at Falkland Ridge after which he taught school on a permisive license for three terms. He later attended the Forest Ranger School, UNB, Fredericton, graduating in 1953 with honours. He worked for St. Lawrence Corp., Beardmore, Ontario, as a camp clerk and then Bowater Mersey, before joining the staff of Department of Lands and Forests, NS, in 1957. He retired in 1986 as Superintendant of the Guysborough District. He was a life member of Chedabucto Curling Club; served as King Lion, secretary and treasurer and charter member of Guysborough Lions Club; Easter Seal Chairman, Life Line installer and assisted in the operation of the community cable television channel. He was a member of Eastern Light Masonic Lodge No. 72, AF&AM, Guysborough, serving as master in 1967 and secretary from 1970 to 1999. He served as DDGM of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia in 1969, receiving a Meritorious Service Jewel in 1992 and 50-year Membership Jewel in May 2010. He was also a member of Chedabucto Chapter OES until it closed in 1994, Royal Arch Masons, Keystone Chapter, No. 24 of Port Hawkesbury, serving as High Priest and a term as District Superintendant, and Philae Temple AAONMS and the Causeway Shrine Club. He was a member of Guysborough United Baptist Church, serving as treasurer for many years and a Deacon in later years. He was affiliated with Welsford Lodge, No. 26, AF&AM, Windsor; Hiram Chapter No. 3, Royal Arch Masons and was their High Priest for two terms. He then rejoined Philae Temple AAONMS and joined the Eastern Valley Shrine Club for a few years.
He is survived by two sisters, Hazel, New Germany; Ethel Veinot, Bridgewater; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Effie ‘Peggy’ Eileen (Kennedy) (Morrison); three sisters, Olive Kaulbach, Enid Brown, Jean Wentzell; two brothers, Evans, Lawrence.
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Roach, Father William Matthew

Funeral service for the late Father William Matthew Roach, 87, Sydney, was held January 20 in St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Sydney, with Bishop Brian Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Fr. Roach died January 15, 2015, in the An Cala Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Scotchtown, he was the son of the late Simon and Mary (MacInnis) Roach. Father Bill graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University in 1950. He entered Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Antigonish on June 12, 1954. In the years that followed his ordination, Fr. Bill’s notable leadership ability was evident in his role as pastor, spiritual advisor, educator and social activist.
His first pastoral assignment took him to St. Anthony Daniel Parish in Sydney and St. Anne’s Membertou. After several years, he was appointed to the St. F.X. Extension Department. In 1965, while on study leave from Extension, he obtained a Masters Degree in Sociology from Boston University. For a number of years, he taught Sociology at Xavier College. In 1973, he was granted leave from the Extension Department to work with the Nova Scotia Housing Commission. He was involved with many housing developments in Cape Breton and on the mainland. Uppermost in his life during all these years was his commitment to economic and social development in Cape Breton, as was witnessed in 1967 when he played a significant role in organizing Sydney’s March of Concern to offset the pending steel plant closure.
In 1977, Fr. Bill resumed full time pastoral ministry at St. Lawrence parish, Mulgrave. In 1980, he was appointed parish priest at Sacred Heart Church in Sydney, and in 1992 he became parish priest at Immaculate Heart Parish, Mira Road. For health reasons, he retired from active parish ministry in 1998. In his early years, he greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Later he became an avid golfer and walker.
He is survived by two sisters, Ellen Smith, Gainesville, Florida; Eileen (Sr. Marie Simone) CSM, Antigonish; brother, Bernie (Jackie), Ottawa; two sisters-in-law, Patricia, Halifax; Lucille, Ottawa; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Catherine, Sadie (Joe) Gillis, Christina (Sr. Mary Celesta) SC; four brothers, Henry, Angus, Tom, Dave; sister-in-law, Evelyn (Henry); two brothers-in-law, Joseph Gillis, James Smith.
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Fraser, William Daniel ‘Bill’

Funeral service for the late William Daniel ‘Bill’ Fraser, 83, West River, Antigonish County, was held January 17 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating, assisted by Father Syd Mifflen.
Mr. Fraser died January 13, 2015, in the Halifax Infirmary.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Allison Steeves Hennessey and Krista Tate. Anna Bae Silver and Jordyn Proctor presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Paul Proctor. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald and Haley MacDonald.
Pallbearers were Keith Blenkhorn, Wayne MacDonald, Kenny MacDonald, Mike MacPherson, Ronnie ‘Miller’ MacDonald and Grant Smith.
Born in Antigonish, he was the son of the late Daniel A. and Margaret (Powderly) Fraser, South Side Harbour. He studied engineering at StFX University and had an illustrious province-wide career within the private sector and the Department of Transportation. He also co-founded Smith and Fraser Mobiles Homes and dedicated several years to establishing the business. In his retirement years, he worked as a shuttle driver province-wide for the Sisters of St. Martha and drove a taxi cab locally. He served in many administrative roles for local hockey and softball teams. He was the recipient of the Hockey Nova Scotia President’s Award for his remarkable contribution and outstanding service for amateur hockey throughout NS. As a lifelong learner, he embraced new technology, had a keen mathematical mind, an eye for detail and an interest in current events. He was a gifted story teller and enjoyed local history. He enjoyed travelling and spending time with his family and pets. He was most happy following the harness racing circuit and supporting West River Stock Farm. He was also a supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous.
He is survived by three children, Danielle (Tim Silver) Fraser; Kerry Fraser, Bill (Lesley MacInnis) Fraser, all of Antigonish; three grandchildren, Anna Bae, Carly Faye, Nelly Gabriella; sister, Sister Elizabeth, Bethany, Antigonish; mother-in-law, Helen Grant; extended Grant family.
He was predeceased by his wife, Faye Elizabeth (Grant); granddaughter, Cori Elizabeth; sister, Mary Margaret.
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Rogers, Mary ‘Mamie’

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Mamie’ Elizabeth Delphina Rogers, 81, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, was held January 20 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Heatherton.
Mrs. Rogers died January 14, 2015, in Garden Home, Charlottetown.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Donna Shadbolt, Cathy Mailman and Colleen Matthews. Virginia Gee and Sandy Rogers placed the pall. Altar servers were Frank Machnik, Ed MacDonald and Albert Chisholm. Grandsons Jefffrey and Curtis Gee and granddaughters Christina and Sarah Keen presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Loyola MacDonald. Music was provided by Heatherton Folk Choir.
Pallbearers were Derek Chisholm, Burton Chisholm, Kevin Chisholm, Gerry Rogers, Cameron Chisholm and Louis Rogers.
Born December 24, 1933, in Heatherton, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Alexander Christopher and Mamie (Fraser) Chisholm. Her early years were in the care of ‘Momma and Daddie’, Jack Dan and Mary Anne Chisholm. She spent most of her adult life in Sydney. She was trained as a certified nursing assistant and worked until her retirement from the MacGillivray Guest Home. She moved to Charlottetown in 2006 to be closer to her family. She enjoyed making biscuits, playing cards and darts, was a keeper of the family history and an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays.
She is survived by her son, Sandy; three daughters, Virginia (Brian) Gee, Delly (Jim) Keen, Theresa (Bruce) Andrews; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jennifer), Curtis, Daniel, Christina, Sarah, Emily, Evan, Derek; brother, Pat; many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Louis; seven sisters, her twin, Jovita; Betty, Bernadine, Mary B, Sarah, Theresa, Helen, in infancy; five brothers, Donald, Eugene, Colin, Lauchie, Ernie.
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Van de Sande, Adrianus M. ‘Andre’

Funeral service for the late Adrianus M. ‘Andre’ Van de Sande, 70, Brierly Brook, Antigonish County, was held January 21 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating.
Mr. Van de Sande died January 16, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Joan Chisholm, Rena Vermeer and Toosje Van de Sande. James Van de Sande and Anna Van de Sande presented the offertory. Music was provided by Dorothy and Basil Ludlow.
Urn bearer was Adrian Van de Sande.
Honorary pallbearers were Alan Douglas, Frank McKeough, Albert Chisholm, Marinus Bekkers, Carl Rudolph, Michael Vermeer and Kenzie MacIsaac.
Born in Holland, he was a son of the late Adrianus and Cornelia (Ros) Van de Sande. He was owner-operator of Antigonish County Diesel for many years. He enjoyed farming, gardening and was a familiar face greeting parishioners at St. Ninian Cathedral 8 a.m. Mass.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three sons, Duane, Steven (Lori), Adrian (Jenny); four grandchildren, James, Anna, Kale, Mya; four brothers, Casey (Toosje), Marinus (Jane), William (Rhodena), Tony (Diane); three sisters, Joanne (Marinus) Bekkers, Mary (Barry) Bowen, Elizabeth (Jack) MacEachern.
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Randall, Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Albert

Funeral service for the late Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Albert Randall, 55 of Bayfield, Antigonish County, was held January 19 in St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bayfield, with Reverend Sue Channen officiating.
Mr. Randall died January 13, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral service were Nancy MacDonald and Paula Diggins. Eulogist was Calvin Ehler. Music was provided by Ty Wallace.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Mary (Hulbert) Randall, Bayfield, and the late Albert ‘Bertie’ Randall. He graduated from Antigonish East High School and went on to study at Devry Institute of Technology in Toronto. He returned home and worked in the lobster fishery and forestry industry. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and four wheeling. He was an avid reader, Toronto Maple Leafs fan and was a member of the St. Mary’s Shooters Association.
Besides his mother, he is survived by brother, Allie (Patsy), Bayfield; sister, Karen (Leonard) Myette, Tracadie; sister-in-law, Janette (Benoit) Randall, Bayfield; six nieces and nephews, Kim (Sean) Cormier, Heatherton; Kendra (David) Ryan, Beaverbank; Patrick Randall, Bayfield; Karla Randall (Tyler Broad), Eastern Passage; Michael, Antigonish; Chantel (Wade) DeCoste, Antigonish; seven grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Gregory.
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Mosey, Irene

Funeral service for the late Irene Marie Mosey, 50, Dartmouth, formerly of Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, Antigonish County, was held January 19 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Summerside Road.
Ms. Mosey died January 12, 2015, in Halifax.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Kim Julian and Ester Clair. Nolan, Tray and Tyrese Mosey and Kaden and Kaliegh Prosper-Nevins presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Heatherton Choir.
Active pallbearers were Francis Johnson, Kerry Prosper, Robert Pictou, Chris Pictou, Shawn Johnson and David Sanipass.
Honorary pallbearers were Son Herney, Velma Clair, Annie Ester Clair, Darlene Clair, Sharon Peter-Paul, Lloyd Mosey, Thaddie Clair, Thomas Clement, Sandra Clair, Hazel Clair, Annie Sanipass, Freda Paul, Gertie Clair, Jaqueline Clair, Mary Catherine “Maxie” Sanipass, Mary Bridget “Molly” Julian, John Lafford, Joe Lafford, Donald Julian and Fred Sylliboy.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Carl Richards and the late Mary Anne (Mosey) Clements. She was an adult care worker, not only in Paqtnkek, but also when she relocated to Dartmouth. She also help many single mothers with childcare. She was a frequent visitor to the Mi’kmaw Friendship Centre and took part in many events and workshops.
Besides her father, she is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Bosco Peters) Mosey, Elsipogtog; three grandsons, Nowlen, Trey, Tyrease; granddaughter, Jorja; four brothers, Thaddie Chair, Thomas Clements, Lloyd Mosey, all of Elsipogtog; Gerard Julian, Paqtnkek; nine sisters, Sharon Peter-Paul, Darlene Clair, both of Elsipogtog; AnneMarie Paul, Linda Julian, Diane Paul, Mary Paul, Laurie Julian, Kimberley Julian, all of Paqtnkek; Carole Taylor, Port Hastings.
She was predeceased by brother, Arthur James Clair; sister, Marsha Clair.
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Smith, Michael Daniel

Funeral service for the late Michael Daniel ‘Rug’ ‘Stone’ ‘Mikey Dan’ Smith, 49, Calgary, Alberta and Antigonish, was held January 17 in C. L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish, with Deacon Art Riley officiating.
Mr. Smith died January 12, 2015, at home.
Speakers at the funeral service were Darcy Pettipas, Joan Wood, and Tony Watson. Reader was Pauline MacIntosh. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Born June 8, 1965, he was a son of the late John W. and Patricia (Morrison) Smith in Antigonish. Upon completing high school, he trained as a machinist at the Canso Regional Vocational School in Port Hawkesbury. He relocated to Guelph, Ontario, applying his new trade. Following a couple years as a ranch hand in British Columbia, he settled in Calgary. While in Alberta, he achieved his red seal as a certified plumber and was finalizing his credentials as a pipefitter/gas fitter. He enjoyed the outdoors, tenting, biking, home cooked meals, good music and the traditions of Eastern Nova Scotia. Although he lived in Alberta for over 20 years, his home was Antigonish and he loved the coastline beauty.
He is survived by two brothers, Ian (Pauline MacIntosh), Mark; two sisters, Lisa (Brendan Reid), Janet.
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MacLean, Irene

Funeral service for the late Irene May MacLean, 94, Washabuck and Pomquet, was held January 20 in St. Columba Parish Church with Father Paul Abbass officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Mrs. MacLean died January 16, 2015, in Tiagh Na Mara, Glace Bay.
Born in Pomquet, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late Gregor and Mary Louise (Venedam) D’Eon. She was a member of Holy Rosary Mission, Washabuck and St. Croix Parish, Pomquet. She served as a member of Holy Rosary Altar Society, Washabuck Home and School, Grandona Branch 124, Ladies Auxiliary, Pomquet Seniors Club and the Washabuck Community Center. She was a loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays. She enjoyed company and playing cards.
She is survived by four sons, James (Debbie), Joey (Gwen), Tony (Pat), Louis; three daughters, Annette (Francis Melanson), Louise (Wayne MacKenzie), Loretta (David Flaska); 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, John, Jerry (Sharon), Albert (Hazel); four half-sisters, Madeline (Ambrose Rogers), Loretta (Ernie Brennan), Betty, Marie.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Andrew; daughter, Irene Yvonne; great-granddaughter, Madison Sierra; four brothers, Charlie, Arthur, Martin, Anthony; four sisters, Mary, Theresa, Josephine, Gladys; two step-brothers, T-Joe, Georgie; step-sister Mary; two half-brothers, Ben, Martin.

White, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. White, 101, Sydney, died January 19, 2015.
She is survived by her daughter, Doreen (Bob Brown), Dartmouth; two sons, Ray (Hilda), New Waterford, Greg (Pauline), New Victoria; six grandchildren, Blair, Darryl, Eddie, Lorne, Leeanne, Lindsay; five great-grandchildren, Alexandrea, James, Carly, Belle, Evan; sister, Anita Morrison, Antigonish.
Born July 11, 1913, in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late William Edward and Mary (Foran) Verner of Highland Street. She was predeceased by her husband, William ‘Bill’; great-granddaughter, Mallory Dawn, in infancy; half-brother, Joe Verner; half-sister, Susan (Verner) O’Connell; two brothers, Charles and Earl Verner; six sisters, Flossie MacNeil, Allie Connors, Margie Verner, Millie Hiltz, Mary Verner, Martha Verner, in infancy.
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Cameron, Audrey Ivy Eliza

Audrey Ivy Eliza Cameron, 94, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Caledonia and Jubilee Park, Stellarton, died January 16, 2015.
She is survived by three sons, Harold (Elaine), Caledonia; Hector (Marilyn), Rimby, Alberta; Ronnie (Janice), MacLellan’s Brook; four daughters, Eleanor (Richard) Holmes, Edmonton, AB; Judy (Fraser) MacDonald, SunnyBrae; Susan (Philip) Cameron, MacPherson’s Mills; Cathy (Craig) Langille, Antigonish; 32 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Kaye Sharpe, SunnyBrae; three daughters-in-law, Diane, Phyllis and Helen Cameron; many nieces and nephews.
Born September 21, 1920, in Lower Caledonia, she was a daughter of the late David and Minnie (George) Palmer. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Cameron; two sons, Donald, Wayne; daughter, Leona Cameron; son-in-law, Clarence; brother, Geordie Palmer; sister, Evelyn Sharpe.
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DiPierro, Vito

Vito DiPierro, 82, Coxheath, formerly of Italy, died January 19, 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Gina (DiRito); daughter, Pina (Donald) Fraser, Coxheath; two sons, Father Evo DiPierro, St. Columba Parish, Antigonish County; Nicholas DiPierro, at home; two grandchildren, Genaya and Christian Fraser; sister, Evelina, San Salvo, Italy; several nieces and nephews.
Born in San Salvo, Province of Chieti, Region of Abruzzo, Italy, he was the son of the late Antonio and Giuseppina DiPierro. He was predeceased by sister, Leda.
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MacPhee, Mary ‘Eleanor’

Mary ‘Eleanor’ MacPhee, 81, Mabou, died January 19, 2015.
She is survived by two sons, Gerard, James (Christine); four grandchildren, Jeffery, Jessica, Sachary, Adam; five sisters, Sr. Isabel Chiasson, St. Martha’s, Antigonish; Lorraine (late Victor) Deveau, Dartmouth; Anne (Angus L) MacKinnon, Margaree Harbour;, Mary Chiasson, Margaree Forks; Theresa (Frank) Richard, Halifax; four brothers, Johnny (Ann), Stephen (Rosella), Edgar (Lorna), James (Maureen), all of Margaree Forks; many nieces and nephews.
Born in Margaree Forks on December 29, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Didace and Sarah (Miller) Chiasson. She was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret, Anita; brother, Robert.
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Kent, Linda Rose

Linda Rose Kent, 73, Tatamagouche, died January 16, 2015.
She is survived by three sons, Steven (Marcy); David; Jimmy, all of Truro; twodaughters, Darlene (Daniel) Boyd, Truro; Patty (Ivan) Colborne, Antigonish; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Blake (Debbie); brother-in-law, Harold, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late George James and Rita Sadie (Rose) Glazebrook. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor Raymond Kent; three brothers, Fred, Dickie, Alan; two sisters, Barbara and Sharon.
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Patriquin, Gary Milton

Gary Milton Patriquin, 61, Springhill, formerly of Tatamagouche, died January 19, 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Millett) Patriquin, Pugwash; two daughters, Shannon Falconer, Antigonish; Melissa Wells, Pugwash; son, Gary Patriquin (Paula Casey), Oxford; six grandchildren, Angel, Shantelle, Zoe, Rylie, Ava, James; great-grandaughter, Lilly; brother, David (Linda) Patriquin, Ardrossan, Alberta; seven sisters, Eleanor (Joseph) Lockhart, Truro; Maxine (Arden) Hayman, Tatamagouche; Thelda Angevine, Truro; Vivian (Glenn) Harpell, Tatamagouche; Wanda (Joe) Brown, Malagash; Barb Vandenburg (John Mills), Pugwash; Connie Carmichael, Antigonish; many nieces and nephews.
Born in Tatamagouche, he was a son of the late Lambert ‘Lam’ and Jean (Murray) Patriquin. He was predeceased by son, Morgan.
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Ferguson, Mary Patricia ‘Pat’

Funeral service for the late Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Ferguson, 87, Braemore Avenue, Antigonish, was held January 16 in St. Ninian’s Cathedral with Father John Barry officiating. Burial will be in St. Ninian’s Cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Ferguson died January 12, 2015.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Janice Ferguson, Corrine Mischiek and Sharon MacDonald. Elsa Hodder, Hayley Gavin, Melissa Hodder and Shannon Ferguson presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Andrew Murray, Bob Murray and Tyrus Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Kyle Hodder, Garett Hodder, Ashley Ferguson, Catie Gavin, Jonathan Ferguson and Tyler Gavin.
Honorary pallbearers were former colleagues of Mrs. Ferguson.
Born in 1927, in Dominion, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Michael Daniel and Elizabeth (McNeil) Dunn. She graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1948 and began her nursing career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Inverness where she met and married Roderick Ferguson. In 1967, she and her husband moved to Antigonish where she then accepted a nursing position at St. Martha’s Hospital, spending 25 years caring for newborn babies in the nursery. She was a member of the Inverness Catholic Women’s League and later St. Ninian CWL and Club 60.
She is survived by three daughters, Beth (Don Hodder), Cathy (Paul Gavin) St. Andrews, Antigonish County; Trisha (Charles Conrad), Halifax; three sons, Gerard (Joan), Mabou; John (Cathy), Allan, Antigonish; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four brothers, Francis, Joseph, New Brunswick; Gerard, Cold Lake, Alberta; Tony, Dominion, Cape Breton.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Roderick; daughter, Mary Patricia, in infancy; two sisters, Tillie (Omar Dauphine), Margaret Molesky; brother, Michael.
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Taylor, Theresa Lillian

Funeral service for the late Theresa Lillian Taylor, 85, Monastery, was held January 14 in St. Matthew’s United Church, Bayfield, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Music was provided by Cindy and Kim Malcolm.
Mrs. Taylor died January 11, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born October 16, 1929, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Walter Pettipas and Mabel (MacKenzie) Pettipas. She lived in Afton for many years and recently moved to Monastery. She enjoyed country music as well as her dog, Molly.
She is survived by three sons, David (Rita), Dagger Woods Road; George (Belinda), Truro; Merton (Pam), Monastery; two daughters, Bernice, Glen Road; Hazel (Lindsey), Port Bickerton; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Frank (Penny), New Glasgow; two sisters, Hilda, New Minas; Isabel, Ontario; special niece, Shirley (Raymond), New Glasgow.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin St. Claire Taylor.
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