Saturday, Jun 25th, 2016

Obituaries

Livingstone, Colin F.

Funeral service for the late Colin Francis Livingstone, 100, Little Judique, Cape Breton, was held June 17 in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Port Hood, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Livingstone died June 12, 2016, in Strait-Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born July 4, 1015 in Harbourview, he was the youngest of eight children of the late Isabel (MacDougall) and Alexander Livingstone. Working with his father’s crew as a carpenter, he helped build many of the buildings in the greater Port Hood area in the 1930s. He joined the Canadian Army in 1942 and was a provost marshal on the military trains, charged with policing Canadian troops headed for the east coast (and onward to Europe) and German POWs going to various prison camps during the Second World War. On a stopover in Montreal in 1942, he met Elizabeth MacDonald of Pleasant Valley, Antigonish County. They married September 2, 1944, in Montreal. Shortly after his discharge from the army in 1945, they returned to the farm in Cape Breton where, besides farming, he worked as a carpenter. In 1958, he became an in-house carpenter for the Inverness County District School Board, where he worked for the next 35 years. After his retirement in 1978, he and his wife opened up their home as a Cape Breton bed and breakfast.
He is survived by five daughters, Jean (Michael) Anderson, Avondale; Marion (Charlie) Graham, Coleen (Harold) MacDonald, Judique; Cathy (John) Cotton, Little Judique; Sheila (Kevin) Kelly, Ottawa; three sons, Leon, R.J. (Anne Marie), Little Judique, Ambrose, Iqaluit, Nunavut; 32 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sister, Florence MacDonald, 103, Bridgeport, Glace Bay; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; three sisters-in-law Mary MacDonald, Pleasant Valley; Theresa (Gordie) Pushie, Addington Forks; Marilyn MacDonald, Westville.
He was predeceased his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth; in-laws, Allan and Christina (Gillis) MacDonald; two grandsons, Jeffrey Graham, John Colin Kelly.
Memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care, Strait-Richmond Hospital, St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Westenenk, Gerrit

Gerrit Westenenk, 94, Holland, died June 4, 2016, in Holland.
Born April 8, 1922, in Holland, he was a son of the late Gerrit and Wilhelmina Westenenk.
He is survived by two brothers, Willie, John, both of Antigonish; sister, Wilhelmina, Holland.

Ross, Anna Nelson

A graveside service for the late Anna Nelson Ross, 88, Antigonish, will be held Wednesday, June 29, at 11 a.m. in South Branch Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke.
Mrs. Ross died May 21, 2016, at home.
Born and raised in South Branch, Upper Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late William Nelson and Ruth Archibald. She resided on MacDonald Street for 61 years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by three sons, Calder (Alice), Bruce, Douglas; four grandchildren, Gayla and Andrew Ross; Bronte and Elijah Boucher; their mother, Helen Boucher; three great-grandchildren, Daynen McLellan; Keegan and Macy Ross.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Ross; six sisters, Isabel, Jean, Mary (Gordon Dean), Edna (Roger Strum), Margaret (Allan Doane), Lena (Albert Llewellyn); three brothers, George, Stanfield, Warren (Eva).
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Graham, James

James ‘Jim’ MacKenzie Graham, 85, died June 12, 2016, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born August 9, 1930, in Hazel Hill, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Laurie Graham, Guysborough County, and Hannah (MacKenzie) Graham, Margaree. He graduated from high school in Hazel Hill and attended Mount Allison and Dalhousie universities, where he studied geology. While at Mount Allison, he met his wife, Kathryn Jean MacDonald, Halifax. He worked for Bestwall Gypsum (Georgia Pacific Corporation), then moved to Sigurd, Utah, where their only child was born. After spending several years in Utah, Iowa and Dominican Republic, he was transferred to Nova Scotia, where he was instrumental in discovering several gypsum deposits and helped convince Georgia Pacific to invest in the mining industry in Nova Scotia. In his early years in Port Hawkesbury, he was involved in various community affairs, including the Port Hawkesbury town planning committee, a member of the Port Hawkesbury Curling Club, the Strait of Canso Yacht Club, St. Marks United Church and as a cub scout leader. In 1974, he was asked by the United Nations to travel to Sudan, Africa, for three weeks to review the status of that country’s Gypsum deposits. He became manager of Georgia Pacific operations in Nova Scotia, retiring in 1997.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn; son, Jock MacDonald Graham, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; granddaughter, Dana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; brother, Allan Graham, Sechelt, British Columbia; cousins, Graham MacKenzie, North Vancouver, British Columbia; Ralph and Sherry MacPherson, Margaree; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Les and Gwen Slipp, Hubbard’s.
He was predeceased by brother, Elliot Graham; sister-in-law, Olga Graham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Goldie, Peter

A memorial service for the late Cpt. Peter Goldie (Retd), 79, Antigonish, was held June 14 in MacIsaac Funeral Home, with Father Gerard MacInnis officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mr. Goldie died June 6, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral service were Harvey Goldie, Peter D. Goldie and eulogist Tom Hanway. Music was provided by James MacPherson, Sara Carty and pipe major Scott Williams.
Born May 9, 1937, in Dominion, Cape Breton, he was a son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Campbell) Goldie. He joined the Canadian Army Active Force in 1955, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (1958), commissioned under the Officer Candidate Programme and was posted to the Second Battalion The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada (1960), posted HQ Militia Area Atlantic as G3 Training, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (1973) and retiring from regular forces in 1991. After retirement from Regular Forces, he was retained by Regional Operations at Maritime Command as the Canadian Ranger Captain and continued on with the Rangers as G3 Rangers at LFAA Headquarters and Adjutant of the 5th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group until 2002. In 1998, he was appointed a member of the Order of Military Merit. He had many overseas postings during his career, including West Germany, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt. His extra regimental employment in Canada included staff officer base defense planning at Canadian Forces Base, Halifax, support coordinator with the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, OC Canadian Forces Centre, Sydney, regular support staff officer with the 1st Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders, Truro, and staff officer training at Nova Scotia District Headquarters Halifax, Nova Scotia. During his retirement, he enjoyed reading, gardening, the outdoors, travelling and reconnecting with friends.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan (Rutherford); three daughters, Helen, Karen (Troy), Heather (Jonathan); two grandchildren, James, Caitlin; sister, Marilyn O’Brien; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret Florence, Katherine, Helen; two brothers, Thomas James, Terrence.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Red Cross or a charity of choice.
Online condolences can be sent at www.MacIsaacs.ca

Pelly, Edward W.

Funeral service for the late Edward William ‘Eddie’ Pelly, 76, Beech Hill, Antigonish County, was held June 16 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Pelly died June 12, 2016, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Ann Marie Pelly and Juanita Pelley. Brydon Pelly, A.J. Pelly and Scotia Pelly presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Pallbearers were Blair Pelly, Terry Pelly, Brydon Pelly, Francis Legge, Chris Smith and Pierre Morell.
Born in Guysborough, he was a son of the late Ruben and Bertha (Brody) Pelly. He worked with Pete Poirier and from there worked at St. Francis Xavier University for several years. He worked at Bethany in Antigonish for 35 years. He enjoyed working in his garden and was known for keeping a well-manicured lawn. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and singing and playing guitar for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Melena (Morell); two daughters, Brenda, Antigonish; Crystal (Mike) O’Keefe, Halifax; two sons, Blair, Regina, Saskatchewan; Nelson, Antigonish; three step-children, Ricky (Marlene), Antigonish; Kevin (Tammy), Port Hawkesbury; Michelle (Trent) Belyer, Halifax; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Pelly, Antigonish.
He was predeceased by daughter, Veronica; son, William ‘Billy’.
Memorial donations may be made to the Antigonish Town and County Palliative Care Society or VON Antigonish.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

MacDonald, James S.

Funeral service for the late James Stanley ‘Garth’ MacDonald, 75, Bible Hill, formerly of Sherbrooke, was held June 15 in St. John’s United Church, Sherbrooke, with Reverend David Wheeler officiating, assisted by Rev. Derek Elsworth. Burial was in Cherry Hill Cemetery, Port Hilford.
Mr. MacDonald died June 11, 2016, in Bible Hill.
Words of remembrance at the funeral service were given by John Cameron. Readers were Jacqueline MacIvor, Elizabeth Smith and David Wheeler. Music was provided by Liam Brophy.
Active pallbearers were Joe Furlong, Roy Furlong, Jim Mills, Kenny Stewart, Michael MacDonald and Jim MacDonald.
Honorary pallbearers were Scotty Fraser, Sharm Wilson, Ken Mills, Ray Burns, Cam Cruickshank, Calvin Carroll, George MacDonald, Kenneth Carmichael, John Cameron, Leigh Smith, Doug Gillis, Wayne White and Bud Cook.
Born September 6, 1940, in Sherbrooke, he was the son of the late Sydney and Evelyn (Smith) (Michaud) MacDonald. He was a mechanic by trade and worked for many years as a motor vehicle inspector for the Department of Transportation. He participated in both church and community affairs. He served as municipal councillor for the District of St. Mary’s and was an active member of the Conservative Party. As a young man, he was well known for his natural ability for sports. He excelled in both hockey and baseball.
He is survived by three sons, Marty, Sherbrooke; John Garth (Michelle), Antigonish; Andre (Rose), New Glasgow; five grandchildren, Jennifer MacDonald, Alberta; B.J. Sangster, Alberta; Morgan MacDonald, Calgary; Lucas and Madison MacDonald, Antigonish; sister, Kathy (Sidney) Joe, Sherbrooke; half-brother, James (Carole) Michaud, Antigonish.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Roberta Reid; son, Chris MacDonald; two sisters, Patricia Wilson, Georgina Keating; stepfather, David Michaud.
Memorial donations may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Non.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Styger, Deborah Lee

Passed away with family by her side at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, on June 9, 2016, at the age of 63. Her brief and courageous battle with cancer was marked with a positive attitude, in line with her spirit and outlook on life. Loving and devoted mother of Olivia (Matt) and Deanna (Rick). Adored Nana of Milo and Xander. Beloved daughter of John and Verna Styger. Forever missed by sisters Marilyn, Carol, Shelley and their families. Also loved and remembered by her cat Rheo, friends, and colleagues at London Life. A visitation and memorial service were held at Harris Funeral Home, London, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the London Humane Society would be appreciated.

Graham, Florence S.

Funeral service for the late Florence Sarah Graham, 99, was held June 3 in St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church, Judique, with Father Allan MacMillan officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Graham died May 30, 2016, in Strait-Richmond Hospital.
Born December 17, 1916, in Kingsville, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Mary (MacDonald) MacKay. In the 1930s, she left home at age 17 with 10 dollars in her pocket, to board the train for Montreal where she and her two sisters worked in domestic and restaurant service. At the end of the Second World War, she married former Air Force serviceman Allan John Graham of Judique. They made their home in Windsor, Ontario, for more than 50 years, but never lost touch with their Cape Breton roots. Their summer visits home were frequent.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Jane Hardie, Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home; sister-in-law, Marjorie MacKenzie-MacKay, St. Peter’s; 10 nieces and nephews, Patricia Gibson (John), Jeannette MacDonald (Syl), Baddeck; Charles Graham (Marion), Daniel Graham (Mary), Judique; John Hardie, Australia; Mary MacKay, Judique; John Eric MacKay (Heather), Fort McMurray; Danny MacKay, Dartmouth; Mary Jane MacKay (Michael MacLellan), Dartmouth; Eileen MacKay-Grabka (Karl), Halifax; many grand-nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Allan; sister, Jessie; seven brothers, John A., Dan, Peter, Joe, Donald R., Jimmy, Alex Francis; five sisters-in-law, M.C., Margaret, Florence, Jessie, Madeline; five brothers-in-law, Pat, Steve, Roddie, Alex, Tom; three nieces, Mary Alexandra, Eileen, Virginia; nephew, Gordon; and grand-nephew, Jeffrey.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.com

Reeves, Vera

Vera Reeves – 95, Halifax
An exemplar of grace and love to all who knew her, Vera Reeves was the second of five daughters of the late Francis Oliver and Mary Emily Howes. She was born in Birmingham, U.K. on July 17, 1920 and died in Halifax on June 3, 2016. She was predeceased in 2011 by her husband of 65 years, Raymond, and last year by her son John. She is survived by daughter Kathryn (Ross Haynes), Fergusons Cove; daughter-in-law Claire, Antigonish; grandsons Nicholas Harley (Nicola Gherson), Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Rannoch Harley (Tsege Gebreyohannes), Dartmouth; great-grandson Rhys Gherson Harley; sister Joan Cubberley, Burks Falls, Ontario; and nieces and nephews.
Though she was born in England, Vera’s childhood in Wales was the great source of the fascinating stories she delighted in sharing with her children and grandchildren. During World War II, she worked in an aircraft engine factory, then settled into family life in the small English village of Hutton, Somerset. In her thirties she embraced the adventure of moving first to Canada and then to the United States as a result of her engineer husband’s work. In Boston, Vera enjoyed a long career with Aetna Insurance. On their retirement, Vera and Raymond moved to Antigonish and spent 28 happy years in the house they built next door to John and Claire’s farm.
Vera was always forward looking, deeply interested in those around her and a wise guide to them. She was also tremendously funny and fun.
For their care and compassion, the family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Melville Heights where Vera lived for the last five years, Nova Scotia Continuing Care, Closing the Gap Homecare, family physician Dr. Amal Saha and Drs. Mallery and Shetty of QEII’s PATH Clinic, and the outstanding staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the VG Site, QEII. The family will be holding a private memorial.

DeCoste, Patricia M. A.

Funeral service for the late Patricia Margaret Ann DeCoste, 75, Tracadie, Antigonish County, was held June 3 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. DeCoste died May 29, 2016, in Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Cheryl DeCoste and Kayla DeCoste. Geneva O’Neil and Loretta Landry presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tracey Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Francis DeCoste, Gary Young, Jim DeCoste, Joshua DeCoste, Bryan DeCoste and Lauren DeCoste.
Honorary pallbearers were Sheila, Melinda, Isabel, Tena, Billy, Donna, Loretta, Jackie, Marion, Geneva, Angela, Geraldine, Louise, Geraldine M. and Allister.
Born March 17, 1941, she was the second oldest of 16 children of the late Simon and Gertrude Bowie. She enjoyed family gatherings, whether it was hosting large dinners, camping or attending the massive reunions on the families land in Nova Scotia. In addition to family, she had a passion for playing 31, welcoming the challenge of any opponent.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Hughie; daughter, Margaret (Gary); three sons, Francis (Melanie), Jim (Shelley), Bryan (Stephanie); six grandchildren, Cheryl, Tristen, Lauren, Katie, Kayla, Joshua; one great-grandchild, Landon; sisters, 11 sisters, Melinda (Pat) McKenna, Marion (Fred) Delorey, Tracadie; Geneva (Rollie) O’Neil, Jackie (Berkley) Brown, Grosvenor; Angela (Collie) DeCoste, Geraldine (Peter) Bowman, Frankville; Sheila (Andrew) DeLorey, Havre Boucher; Isabelle (Maxi) Levangie, Boylston; Loretta (Eddy) Landry, Dunmore; Louise (Harve) Monk, Musquodobit; Martina (Ronnie) DeCoste, Country Harbour; three brothers, Allister Bowie, Grosvenor; Frankie (Linda) Bowie, Antigonish; Billy (Donna) Bowie, New Brunswick; sister-in-law, Geraldine, Mattie Settlement; her husband’s sisters, brothers and their families.
She was predeceased by brother, Ellsworth; sister-in-law, Evelyn.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

McKinnon, Sadie

A private family service was held for the late Sadie McKinnon, 79, Sudbury, Ontario. Burial was in Civic Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum.
Mrs. McKinnon died June 3, 2016, in Health Sciences North.
Born and raised in Arisaig, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Ronald and Florence MacEachern. Upon retirement, after a lengthy career with Bell Canada, she donated her time as a volunteer with Citizens on Patrol and Sudbury Regional Hospital. She was an avid hockey fan and enjoyed cheering on her sons, grandchildren and the Sudbury Wolves.
She is survived by her daughter, Alma (Robert Renaud); two sons, Kevin (Cathy), Patrick (Marissa Dumont); five grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris Harvey), Sarah, Scott, Dawson, Andi; brother, Johnny R.; two sisters, Mary, Kay (Ken Teasdale); many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry; brother, Alexander; sister, Jessie (Jack); brother-in-law, Hugh-Archie.
Memorial donations may be made to Maison Vale Hospice.
Online condolences: obituaries.sudbury.com/jackson-barnard-funeral-chapel/

Hirschfeld, Jason M.

Funeral service for the late Jason Mathew Hirschfeld, 44, Goldenville, Guysborough County, was held June 9 in St. John’s United Church, Sherbrooke, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating.
Mr. Hirschfeld died June 4, 2016.
Born September 1, 1971, in Oshawa, Ontario, he was a son of Doreen and the late Frederick Hirschfeld. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent his time trout fishing, ice fishing and 4-wheeling.
Besides his mother, he is survived by five brothers, Dennis, Eric, Goldenville; Fred (Michelle), Sherbrooke; Joe, Vincent (Donna Dulong), Yarmouth; two sisters, Sharlene (Roy) Leaman, Yarmouth; Crissy (Jeff) Murphy, Halifax; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sister, Bertha Anne Hirschfeld.
Memorial donations may be made to Antigonish SPCA.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Carr, Marjorie Mae

Funeral service for the late Marjorie Mae Carr, 93, Linwood, Antigonish County, was held May 28 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacons Berkley Guthro and Art Riley.
Mrs. Carr died May 25, 2016.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Ann DeLorey and Meghan Townsend. Anita Somers and Velma Tate presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace and Tracy Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Howie Doiron, Lloyd DeCoste, Eugene Delorey, Ralph Mattie, John Delorey and Greg DeCoste.
Honorary pallbearers were John Doiron, Trevor Carr, Mark Carr, Michelle Carr, Johnathan Carr, Natalie Carr, Jake Carr, Nicole Carr and Meghan Townsend.
Born September 8, 1922, in Linwood, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Evangeline (Levangie) Delorey. She was a hard worker both inside and outside the home. After her husband’s death at age 49, she was left with small children to provide for. She was a woman of strong faith and always had a smile on her face. She was a wonderful knitter and always had warms socks and mittens knitted for anyone in need. She enjoyed doing the Lexicon every week. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by four sons, Curtis (Viola), Beaverbank; Bernie ‘Bun’ (Irene), Halifax; Jack (Doreen), Linwood; Lennie (Giselle), Cape Jack; daughter, Debbie (Lloyd) DeCoste, Cape Jack; son-in-law, John Doiron, Pomquet; sister-in-law, Theresa Delorey, Linwood; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren; special nephew Ralph, Linwood.
She was predeceased by her husband, Howard; two sons, Bill, Seward, in infancy; daughter, Dianne; five brothers, Lawrence, Angus, Herbie, Willie, Johnny; six sisters, Rita Carr, Hattie Mattie, Lena Mattie; Mary Cotie, Ella Boudreau, Martha DeCoste.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

McPhee, Theresa L.

Funeral service for the late Theresa Lillian McPhee, Antigonish/New Glasgow/River Bourgeois, 91, was held May 31 in St. John the Baptist Church, River Bourgeois, with Father Antolin Asur officiating. Burial was in St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery, River Bourgeois.
Mrs. McPhee died May 26, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born May 5, 1925, in Tracadie, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Hubert Michael and Theresa Jane (Myette) Myette. She married Edgar Norman McPhee on December 30, 1952. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Edgar; four daughters, Margaret Rose (Gaetan), Linda (Joe), Verna (Paul), Maureen (Myron); son, John (Brenda); 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary Louise, Margaret.
She was predeceased by her son, Gerard Edgar; one great-grandchild; six brothers, Lawrence, Joseph, Alphonse, William, Anthony, Francis; four sisters, Mary, Louise, Doris, Catherine.
Online condolences: www.chboudreau.com

Van Oirschot, William

Funeral service for the late William ‘Bill’ Johannes Van Oirschot, 86, Ashdale, Antigonish County, was held May 25 in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Josephs, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Van Oirschot died May 21, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Lauren Gallant and Stephanie Dewar. Courtney Dewar and Tyler Van Oirschot presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Liz Jennings and Cathy Chisholm. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Ian Horne Blair Van Oirschot, Adam Horne, Carson Van Oirschot, Ryan Van Oirschot and Scott Dewar.
Honorary pallbearers were Aubrey Druhan, Sandy Druhan, Donnie Stewart and Francis Maas.
Born in Holland, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna Maria (Scheepens) Van Oirschot. He immigrated from Holland in 1954 with his wife Adriana ‘Audrey’. He first worked at Bethany and then purchased a farm in Ashdale in 1959, developing it into a successful dairy farm. He took great pride in his herd of purebred Holstein cattle and served the farming industry by participating on several boards and committees, including Nova Scotia Animal Breeders Association, Eastern Dairyfoods, Federation of Agriculture, and the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition. He was co-founder of the Eastern Nova Scotia Holstein Club. He was a recipient of several longtime breeder awards from Holstein Canada. He was very active and involved in sports while growing up and that passion for following sports continued throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Adriana Van Alebeek; three daughters, Anne Marie (Andy) Horne, Goffs, Halifax Co.; Audrey (Keith) Dewar, Regina; Fran (Marc) Gallant, Halifax; two sons, Gerry (Bonnie), Ashdale; Michael (Sandy), Ashdale; 14 grandchildren, Ian, Adam, Garett, Blair, Nancy, Kyla, Stephanie, Courtney, Scott, Lauren, Kathryn, Ryan, Carson, Tyler; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe (Anne), Pleasant Valley; Frans (Mien), Holland; two sisters, Ida (John) Vermeer, Pleasant Valley; Anne (Frans) Van Rooy, Holland.
He was predeceased by sister, Wilhemenia, in infancy.
Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society of Nova Scotia.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Brophy, John Duncan

A private Catholic memorial service for the late John Duncan Brophy, Antigonish, will be held at a later date.
Mr. Brophy died May 23, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Albert and Florence (Dunn) Brophy. He lived at Green Meadows Community Residence for Seniors. Armed with a colorful personality, he embodied such charisma that touched not only his family but also individuals in his professional hockey career. His legacy will remain in the stories of his endeavors, the pride of his career and the people he met along the way.
He is survived by his son, Steven, Maryland; his daughter, Kendra, Georgia; three grandchildren, Alexa, Gage, Reese; his children’s mother, Kim Brophy-Rada; two sisters, Omenia Vacheresse, British Columbia; Jonetta Bradburn, Alberta; two brothers, Tom, Florida; Huntly, Antigonish; sister-in-law, Alice Brophy, Antigonish; extended family.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Terry Ball, Louise Fraser; brother, Martin.
Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Kaiser, Dolores N.

Funeral service for the late Dolores Natalie Kaiser, 77, Port Bickerton,was held May 28 in Port Bickerton United Baptist Church with Reverend Norman Pearce officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery.
Mrs. Kaiser died May 24, 2016, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Born November 7, 1938, in Port Bickerton, she was the daughter of the late Borden and Blanche (Fanning) Kaiser. She was a part of the Port Bickerton United Baptist Church Ladies’ Aid and later served as church clerk and treasurer. She began her work life in the office of the Bickerton Co-op fish plant, worked as a bookkeeper on Martha’s Vineyard and later established ‘By the Sea’ Bed & Breakfast in Port Bickerton. She enjoyed knitting and quilting. Her B&B guests took her quilts all over the world. She canvassed for many organizations and led Brownies and Girl Guides. She enjoyed evening courses at the Cape Cod Community College. She also served on the District of St. Mary’s School Board. She enjoyed puns, cribbage and Scrabble.
She is survived by son, Sam, Port Bickerton; two daughters, Roxanne, Sandra, both of Halifax; two grandchildren, Bruce, St. John’s; Rebecca, Dartmouth.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bruce; brother, Earle; son-in-law, Tom.
Memorial donations may be made to the Port Bickerton United Baptist Church or the Hillside Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Ross, Anna Nelson

A graveside service for the late Anna Nelson Ross, 88, Antigonish, will be held in South Branch Cemetery.
Mrs. Ross died May 21, 2016, at home.
Born and raised in South Branch, Upper Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late William Nelson and Ruth Archibald. She resided on MacDonald Street for 61 years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by three sons, Calder (Alice), Bruce, Douglas; four grandchildren; Gayla and Andrew Ross; Bronte and Elijah Boucher; their mother, Helen Boucher; three great-grandchildren, Daynen McLellan; Keegan and Macy Ross.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Ross; six sisters, Isabel, Jean, Mary (Gordon Dean), Edna (Roger Strum), Margaret (Allan Doane), Lena (Albert Llewellyn); three brothers, George, Stanfield, Warren (Eva).
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

England, Clementine

A memorial service for the late Clementine Wilmina England, 91, Oyster Pond, Guysborough County, was held June 1 in Melford Anglican Church.
Mrs. England died May 22, 2016, in Valley Regional Hospital.
Born March 28, 1925, in Oyster Pond, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie (Sceles) Grant. As a young lady, she began her career as a teacher at the early age of 17. After 35 years of teaching and enhancing the lives of countless children, she retired. She enjoyed the Social Club at St. James Anglican Church and the Seniors Club in Boylston. She also enjoyed her country cottage at MacPherson’s Lake where, every summer for the past 46 years, she spent time with family and friends.
Clementine is survived by her daughter, Valerie; son-in-law, Murray Oxford; former son-in-law, Larry Burgess; three grandsons, Nathan, Justin, Joshua; granddaughter, Cheryl; three sisters, Genevieve Smith, Joyce Whittle, Trudy Standing; two brothers, Robert (Betty), Donald (Jan); sister-in-law, Shirley Grant.
She was predeceased by her husband, Berkley England; daughter, Cheryl Genevieve England-Burgess; brother, Lloyd; sister, Ann (Jenson); four brothers-in-law, Stanley Smith, Peter Jenson, Larry Whittle, Wayne Standing.
Memorial donations may be made to Blomidon Court Recreation, 58 Jessica Way, Greenwich, NS, B4P 0B2.