Thursday, Sep 3rd, 2015

Obituaries

Gillis, Jean

Funeral service for the late Jean Gillis, 96, Clydesdale, Antigonish County, was held August 28 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Gillis died August 24, 2015, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Shelly Juurlink, Kerry Ann McCarron and Gary Cusack. Great-granddaughter Raghan Sylvester and granddaughter Kendra Juurlink presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by James MacPherson and piper Ian Juurlink.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Jeff Sylvester, Mark Juurlink, Bryan Murphy, Kevin Cusack, nephew Donald MacDonald and grandson-in-law Wayne Sangster.
Born July 5, 1919, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Annie (Chisholm) and William Chisholm. After graduating from Mount St. Bernard College, she attended the Nova Scotia Teachers College in Truro. A gifted and enthusiastic educator, she taught in schools in Clydesdale, Pleasant Valley, Arisaig and McArras Brook. After her marriage in 1945, she and her husband focused their attention on the family farm and raising their four children. She was a member of St. Ninian’s CWL for more than 60 years. She was a woman of strong faith and conviction which was demonstrated on many occasions over the years.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary (John) Murphy, Clydesdale; Claire (Alphonse) Juurlink, Pomquet River; son, Hugh Vincent Gillis, Stellarton; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Joseph Gillis; daughter, Anne Cusack; two sisters, Mary Janet MacDonald, Alexina Chisholm; brother, John Joseph Chisholm.
Donations may be made to the VON, Antigonish Homemakers, or the Riverview Home Corporation (Stellarton).
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Doyle, Mary Frances

Funeral service for the late Mary Frances Doyle, 89, Antigonish, was held August 28 in St. Peter’s Church, Ingonish, with Father Lazarus Guria officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Doyle died August 25, 2015, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Melissa Doyle-Ma, Maureen Doyle, Holly Doyle and Patricia Doyle. Eulogist was Ronald Doyle. Theresa Doyle, Ashleigh Wood, Regan Doyle, Eva and Sophie Leonhardt and Daxton and Madaax Ma presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Saint Peter’s Parish Choir.
Pallbearers were sons Ronald Doyle, Robert Doyle, Gerard Doyle, William Doyle, Brendan Doyle and Greg Venedam.
Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Born April 23, 1926, in Ingonish, Cape Breton, she was a daughter of the late Angus R. and Harriet (Hawley) MacDonald. She lived in Antigonish County for the last 40 years where she continued to raise her family after the death of her husband. She worked at the StFX University library for many years. She enjoyed gardening with brilliant orange tiger lilies and deep red roses thriving under her touch. Many tourists took a second glance at the gardens surrounding the bright yellow house on the side of the country road on the Cabot Trail. She was a seamstress, making snow suits or refitted coats her children wore through their early years from hand me down coats sent by her sister in “the States.” Many outfits, including the dresses and suits for first communion and confirmation were produced with the same skill. She was a woman of strong faith and relied on her prayer time and the mass to guide her through the challenges of the years. Having resourcefully raised 13 children in the fishing village of Ingonish, she knew how to stretch a dime.
She is survived by five sons, Ronald Vincent (Pat), Gerard (Pam), Robert (Holly), William, Brendan (Pauline); seven daughters, Sharon (Robert), Eileen, Theresa, Sarah (Greg), Melissa (Tony), Maureen (Joel), Ronalda; 28 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sister, Vera Cook Oliver, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Joseph Doyle; son, David; brother, Angus; three sisters, Hilda, Annie, Sarah; nephew, Joey.
Donations may be made to L’Arche, Antigonish or L’Arche Homefires, Wolfville.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Alcorn, Diane Louise

Diane Louise Alcorn, 84, Antigonish, died August 24, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Kingston, Nova Scotia, she was the eldest daughter of the late Ronald Wentworth Parker and Love Berniece (Baltzer) Parker. A professional musician and mezzo-soprano, she was a recipient of numerous honours, including the Nova Scotia Talent Trust Award. She attended Dalhousie University in Halifax and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In addition to her performing career, including work with symphony orchestras and nationally broadcast concerts (CBC Radio), she was a choir director, private teacher, and a member of the music faculty of St. Francis Xavier University. She hosted radio programs in the 1950s (Trinidad, West Indies) and 1960s (CJFX, “Songs I Like”). For a period of 20 years, beginning in 1973, she owned and operated the Curiosity Shop, a boutique in the heart of Antigonish. A gifted craftsperson, she constructed costumes for numerous Theatre Antigonish productions. With her 1996 move to Toronto, she began a new career, shifting her focus to jazz and released several recordings, the first of which received an ECMA nomination as Jazz Recording of the Year.
She is survived by four sons, John (Ronnie Burkett), Toronto; Mark (Marilee), Ottawa; Andrew (Janice), New Glasgow; Jamie (Nance Ackerman), Halifax; daughter, Emmy (Blair Pellerin), Guysborough; eight grandchildren, Coco, Natalie, Robyn, Lindsay, Rory, Zoe, and Jodie Alcorn, Cailen Pygott; three great-grandchildren, Keira, Malachy, Ellie; four sisters, Sally Horsenell, Donna McGill, Mary Patten, Holly Cole, all of Berwick.
She was predeceased by her husband, Reverend Russell Harland Alcorn; son, Peter.
Donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Myatt, Gerard William

Funeral service for the late Gerard William Myatt, 82, Little Dover, Guysborough County, was held August 29 in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Myatt died August 26, 2015 in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born April 9, 1933, in Little Dover, he was a son of the late Charles John Myatt, (D’Escousse) and Mary Elizabeth Rhynold, (Little Dover). He was self taught licensed electrician, master boat builder and carpenter. He owned and operated G.W. Myatt and Sons for many years. He was a founding member of Little Dover Volunteer Fire Dept. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to the camp, digging clams and sailing in his boat. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved four wheeling, hauling logs, hunting and enjoyed telling stories.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marion (Keefe); three daughters, Darlene (Buns), Antigonish; Lucina (Howie), Canso; Paula (Philip), Little Dover; three sons, Joey (Kathleen), Fox Island; Johnny (Cindy), Canso; Rob (Marlaine), White Head; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, brother, Alcide ‘Eck’, Little Dover; two sisters, Louise Harnish, Little Dover; Agnes Boudreau, Wakefield, Massachusetts.
He was predeceased by grandson, Myles; great-granddaughter, Madison; three brothers, Lawrence, Hughie, Thomas; four half siblings, Donald, Edna, Bridget, Cecile; daughter-in-law, Janice.
Donations may be made to St. Agnes Parish, Little Dover.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Dixon, David Edward

Funeral service for the late David Edward Dixon, 77, Doctors Brook, Antigonish County, was held August 25 in St. Margaret of Scotland, Arisaig, with Father Colin MacKinnon, homilist, and Father Gerard MacInnis officiating. Burial was in Gates of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville.
Mr. Dixon died August 20, 2015, in Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Mary MacDonald, Francis Fougere, Jim Nunn and Kyla MacNaught. Music was provided by James MacPherson.
Pallbearers were Jim MacNaught, Ryan MacNaught, Andrew Dewar, Mark MacIsaac, Ronnie MacIsaac, Joe Fougere, Sean Dalton and Leonard MacDonald.
Born December 19, 1937, in Halifax, he was the son of the late Mary Boutin. He lived the latter 18 years of his life in Doctors Brook. He enjoyed working at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 37 years, where he enjoyed many diverse experiences and met many interesting personalities. He was passionate about gardening, and supplied vegetables and gladiolas to many friends and community members.
He is survived by four daughters, Sheryl Dewar (Andrew), Veronica Dixon (Kevin Willis), Aloyoise MacNaught (Jim), Cathy May; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Robert, Kyla, Casey, Elyse, Caitlyn, Adrian, Eryn; close friend and companion, Mary (P.D.) MacDonald.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley Anne Corbett; econd wife, Margaret MacIsaac; his son, William ‘Billy’ Dixon; daughter, Darlene Dixon.
Donations to CACL Antigonish or charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Clyke, Gordon A. ‘Duck’

Funeral service for the late Gordon A. ‘Duck’ Clyke, 68, Sunnyville, Guysborough County, was held August 26 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough, with Pastor Michael Morrison officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough.
Mr. Clyke died August 21, 2015, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
He was a son of the late Archibald and Anne Mae (Pelly) Clyke. He was a well-known trucker.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl; son, Glenn (Josie); two daughters, Wanda (Bob), Crystal (James); four grandchildren, Devante, Mackenzie, Stephan, DeSean; brother, Ainley; adopted sister, Evelyn (Gary); adopted brother, Bruce; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Les, James, and Cecil, in infancy.
Donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Hudson, Gladys Joan

Funeral service for the late Gladys Joan Hudson, 67, Country Harbour, Guysborough County, was held August 24 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Country Harbour, with Reverends Sue Channen and Derek Elsworth officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery.
Mrs. Hudson died August 20, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Gladys May (Cooke) and the late John Nesbeth Henderson. She dedicated herself to family, community, and God and was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed. She enjoyed social gatherings of any kind and loved to host, dance and entertain. She was the highlight at many local variety concerts with her impersonations of Dolly Parton and Shania Twain. She worked hard in all of her jobs and volunteer commitments, remained connected to her roots and enjoyed family and community history. She was an excellent baker. She also ensured the birds and deer who visited her property were well fed. She was central treasurer for Forbes Memorial Pastoral Charge and a member of King’s United Church Women. She had served as an elder and treasurer at the former Zion United Church, Country Harbour.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Henry; two sons, Dennis, Dartmouth; Dion, Toronto; four sisters, Joan MacDougall, Williamswood; Ella Wallace, Antigonish; Georgia Henderson, Merland; Eleanor (Brian) Stewart, Park Falls, Pictou Co.; brother, John(Mary), Park Falls; many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, King’s United Church, Loch Katrine or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Simpson, Bessie May

A private family funeral has taken place for the late Bessie May Simpson, 88, Manchester, Guysborough County, with Reverend David Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Boylston United Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Simpson died August 17, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Reader at the funeral service was Allan Cameron. Music was provided by Edmund Hayden.
Pallbearers were Heather Hayden Cameron, Matthew Pettipas, Heidi Meagher, Luke Pettipas, Edmund Hayden and Josh Pettipas.
Born in Boylston, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Carrie Pyle. She grew up working in the family general store. During the Second World War, she worked on munitions in a factory in New Glasgow, prior to marrying Douglas Simpson, a local soldier who returned home after the war. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she enjoyed spoiling with creations from her kitchen.
She is survived by two sons, Jim (Mona), Robert; four daughters, Gail, Sharlene (Norman), Marilyn, and Carol; six grandchildren, Heather (Allan), Matthew, Heidi (Alex), Luke, Edmund, Josh (Virginia); two great-grandchildren, Reese, Owen; brother, Gordon; sister, Bertha; son-in-law, Grant.
She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas; daughter, Geraldine; sister, Esther.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Carter, Gertrude ‘Gertie’

Funeral service for the late Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Carter, 81, Canso, Guysborough County, was held August 22 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso, with Reverends David and Betty Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Fourth Hill Cemetery, Canso.
Mrs. Carter died August 18, 2015.
Born in the Valley, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Eliza (Carrington) Greencorn. She was employed at the Canso fish plant for a number of years until she retired.
She is survived by two grandchildren; two brothers, Cecil, Canning; Alton, Medford, Kings County; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Emmett; daughter, Connie; two sons, Charlie and Robert; four sisters, Kathleen, Cora, Isabelle and Florence; brother, Curtis.
Donations may be made to Antigonish SPCA or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Dort, Roger Winston

Burial for the late Roger Winston Dort, 65, Port Dufferin, Guysborough County, will take place at a later date.
Mr. Dort died Saturday, August 15, 2015, in Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital, Sheet Harbour.
Born in Guysborough, January 14, 1950, he was a son of the late Roy and Mary (Lumley) Dort. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially boating and hunting. He also loved to play his guitar.
He is survived by wife, Sandra; daughter, Stacey Dort, Dartmouth; two stepdaughters, Sherry (Michael) Kenney, Watt Section; Keitha Rudolph, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Samantha; three step-granddaughters, Courtney, Sarah and Emily; step-grandson Daniel; two sisters, Marie (Dick) Hodge, Barbara Dean, both of Dartmouth.
She was predeceased by brothers, Wilson, Joice.
Online condolences: [email protected]

Cantfell, Marilyn Margaret Belle

Marilyn Margaret Belle Cantfell, 70, Brookfield, died August 9, 2015.
She is survived by her three children, Nelson (Debra), Belinda (Mike) Beaver, Michelle (Eldon) Geldart; eight grandchildren, Keith, Amanda, Morgan, Logan, Sue, Aaron, Haley and Wyatt; three great-grandchildren, Logan, Amber, and Nash; six siblings, Lorraine Isenor, Prince George, BC; Sherman (Jean), Salmon River; Dawson (Barb), Prince George, BC; Virginia (Bobby) Durley, Tracadie; Karl, Antigonish; Karen (Brian) Hallett, Sherbrooke; many nieces and nephews.
She was a daughter of the late Clifford and Victoria (MacKenzie) Boutilier. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Keith Lowell Cantfell; four sisters, Lillian, Glenda, Estelle, Sharon; brother, James ‘Bubby’.
Donations may be made to the SPCA or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com

Skinner, Eleanor June

Eleanor June Skinner, 64, Port Hastings-Pomquet, died August 9, 2015.
Born in Arichat, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Doris Skinner. She had various occupations over the years, but the things she enjoyed the most were her weekly bingo games, dancing, crocheting, gardening and especially spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her companion, Charlie Landry, Pomquet; daughter, Sissy (Darlene) Meunier, Dartmouth; son, Andrew Meunier, Edmonton; three grandchildren, Dolly (Tylesia), Tyler and Anndrelyn; great-granddaughter, Payton; brother, Owen (Vina) Skinner, Samson’s Cove; four sisters, Linda (Claude Landry) Covin, Arichat; Barbara (Elwin) George, Middle Sackville; Francine (Harold) Mury, West Arichat; Ann (Paul) Clark, Sydney; daughter-in-law, Maria Meunier, West Arichat; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters, Erma and Vivian; brother, Gary; stepfather, Francis Covin.
Donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Pallative Care.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Kaiser, Lionel Robie

Funeral service for the late Lionel Robie Kaiser, 85, Antigonish, formerly of Port Bickerton, Guysborough County, was held August 16 in St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Bickerton, with Reverends Sue Channen and Kristin MacKenzie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Kaiser died August 12, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Port Bickerton, he was a son of the late Ainslie and Rhoda (Mailman) Kaiser. He was a deep sea fisherman until 1975. He then moved to New Glasgow and worked at Michelin Tire until his retirement in 1991. He liked to bowl and play darts.
He is survived by his wife, Norma, four sons, Benny (Joan), Chilliwack, B.C.; Kim (Anne), Halifax; Jeffrey (Dorraine), Hamilton, Ontario; Craig, at home; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; two brothers, Buddy (Helen) and Blair (Jeanne), both of Port Bickerton; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Aubrey and Wallace; two sisters, Laura Kaiser and Orpha Parsons.
Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Kidney Foundation of Canada or to a charity of choice.
On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com

Heighton, Karen Marie

Karen Marie Heighton, 55, New Glasgow, died August 11, 2015.
Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of Adrian and Hazel (MacKenzie) Heighton.
Besides her parents, she is survived by husband, Alan Sutherland; brother, Jimmy Heighton, Halifax; sister, Kim (Mike) Washburn, New Glasgow; nieces and nephews, Laura, Brianne, Ryan and Erin; mother-in-law, Gloria Sutherland, Antigonish; brother-in-law, Danny Sutherland, Edmonton, AB; numerous aunts; an uncle; many cousins.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Crispo, James Arthur ‘Jim’

Funeral service for the late James Arthur ‘Jim’ Crispo, 66, Monastery, Antigonish County, was held August 11, in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Crispo died August 6, 2015, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Robert Crispo and Catherine Crispo-Cameron. Nieces Nikita Bowie and Holly Feltmate presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by St. Peter’s Church Choir, organist Lisa Morrow-DeCoste and soloist Cassandra Desmond.
Urn bearer was George Bowie.
Honorary pallbearers were Jason Delorey, Jerry Rodgers, Robert Carr, Glen Beals, Robert Clayton and Jermal Mansfield.
Born April 13, 1949, he was a son of Marie Anna Catherine (MacGillivray) and the late James B. Crispo. He attended the Stellerton Vocational School and was a millright (Local – 1178). He was an avid motorcyclist and loved the car races. He loved company, a game of crib, and a good kitchen party.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his common-law spouse, Isabell Morris; five daughters, Anita (Glen) Boyle, Afton; Melissa (Chris) Hooper, Ohio, USA; Sabrina Crispo Smith (Trey), California, USA; Vanessa (Clarence) Crispo, Pomquet; Sharlene (Jeffery) Schmidt, Paris, ON; 13 grandchildren; five sisters, Viola (Aloysius) Delorey, Afton; Patricia (Hughie) Hudson, Monastery; Theresa Crispo (Pierre), Burlington, ON; Catherine Cameron, Antigonish; Bernadette Crispo Feltmate (George), Antigonish; two brothers, John (Karen), Monastery; Robert (Melinda), Antigonish; former wife, Beverly Ann; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Beverly Crispo and Marilyn Crispo-DeCoste; two brothers, Gregory and Mickey.
Donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

Chisholm, John Roderick

Funeral service for the late John Roderick Chisholm, 68, Dartmouth, was held August 10 in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Dartmouth, with Father Joseph Cairnes officiating.
Mr. Chisholm died August 5, 2015, at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.
Born July 9, 1947, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late James Anthony Chisholm and Christina Anne (MacMaster) Chisholm. He was an avid sports fan and athlete. He made Dartmouth his home, where he worked for more than 20 years with Precision Construction. He will be remembered for his generosity and humour.
He is survived by his sister, Anne Marie (Chisholm) Cameron; brother-in-law, Robert Cameron; nephew, David Cameron; niece, Christine Crawford; two grand-nephews, Owen and Ian Cameron.
He was predeceased by sister, Bonnie (Chisholm) MacIsaac; brother, James Chisholm; nephew, Ian Cameron; companion, Cheryl.
Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Victoria General Hospital.
Online condolences: www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca

Munroe, Garfield Joseph ‘Gary’

Funeral service for the late Garfield Joseph ‘Gary’ Munroe, 68, Lower Whitehead, Guysborough County, was held August 3 in Whitehaven Community Center, Whitehead, with Reverend Bernard MacAdam officiating. Burial was in the Whitehead Cemetery.
Mr. Munroe died July 29, 2015, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Arklo and Katherine (Munroe) Munroe. He was employed with Sea Freeze Fish Plant, Canso for many years. In his earlier years, he could be found tinkering or fixing anything. He found great pleasure in his craftsmanship with woodworking.
He is survived by daughter, Corinna (Glenn), Centerville; son, Eric (Deanna), Halifax; grandson Dylan, Halifax; sister, Joan Manuel, Stratford, Prince Edward Island; brother, Wayne (Celine), Whitehead; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Velma; two brothers, Paul, in infancy; twin, Gregory; sister, Barbara Ann.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

MacPherson, Miles Joseph

A memorial service for the late Miles Joseph MacPherson, 62, Edmonton, Alberta, formerly of Antigonish, will be held in Antigonish at a later date.
Mr. MacPherson died August 9, 2014, at the Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton.
Born December 7, 1952, he was a son of the late Joseph Miles MacPherson and Jean Elizabeth (Webb) MacPherson.
He is survived by three children, Craig, Angela and Kyle; four grandchildren; the mother of his children; four siblings, Barbara, Janice, Ian and Monica; several nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to a local SPCA or a children’s hospital.

DeGruchy, Anna ‘Winnifred’

Funeral service for the late Anna ‘Winnifred’ DeGruchy, 81, Havre Boucher, Antigonish County was held August 13 in St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. DeGruchy died August 9, 2015, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Yvonne Sampson and Katherine Drysdale. Judy Layes, Susan DeGruchy and Lucy Greencorn presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Debbie White, Stella White and Mary Williams. Music was provided by the Havre Boucher Choir, Gary Brow and Hank Boucher.
Active pallbearers were Janea Layes, Morgan DeGruchy, Darren DeGruchy, Justin Layes,
Willie White and Stella White.
Honorary pallbearers were Sylvia Millett (caregiver), nieces, nephews and friends.
Born June 15, 1934, in Cape Jack, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Paul Jeffrey and Mary Ellen (Melong) DeCoste. In her earlier years ‘Aunt Winnie’ worked as a housekeeper in the New Glasgow area and later at Acadia Seafoods in Mulgrave. She loved all kinds of animals, especially her pigeons. She looked forward to her ‘Tim’ runs on a regular basis. She was a caring person. She was caregiver to her mother and father-in-law until their passing.
She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by her three children, Susan DeGruchy, Paul DeGruchy, Judy Layes; grandchildren, Morgan and Darren DeGruchy and their mom, Lucy Greencorn; Janea and Justin Layes and their dad, Jimmy Layes; special niece, Debbie White; five godchildren, Colin DeCoste, Clifton DeCoste, Eric Melong, Winnie Pelrine, April Burns; sister-in-law, Kaye DeCoste; two brothers-in-law, Johnnie and Charlie DeGruchy; three sisters-in-law, Hazel Pettipas, Stella Avery and Priscilla Meagher.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lester; two sisters, Mary DeCoste, Stella Pelrine; brother, Paul; four nephews, Ignatius, Xavier, Lester and Roger; niece, Marlene.
Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

MacEachern, Ronald Malcolm ‘Buddy’

Funeral service for the late Ronald Malcolm ‘Buddy’ MacEachern, 75, was held August 10 in Holy Rosary Church, Ballantyne’s Cove, with Father Evo DiPierro officiating, assisted by Father Angus MacGillivray. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. MacEachern died August 5, 2015, in Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Halifax.
Readers at funeral Mass were Doris MacEachern and Shirley Brown. Grandchildren Jordyn Proctor and Alec and Caleb Miller presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Velma MacEachern. Albie Falkenham was the altar server. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Bobby Kell, James MacEachern, Joe MacInnis, Colin MacDonald, Donald Haskett and Clem Anson.
Honorary pallbearers were Malcolm MacEachern, Danny Shaw Boyd, Gussie MacInnis, Roddy Adams, Allan Roberts and John MacGillivray.
Born August 10, 1939, he was a son of the late Eustace and Margaret Bell MacEachern of Ballantyne’s Cove. He spent many years on the water fishing lobster, herring, gasperaux and tuna. He continued to keep in close contact with all his fishing buddies by travelling to the Cove to hear all the news right up until the week before his passing. He loved music, animals and farming. He continued to have a garden with his favourite vegetables with many of his friends and neighbours helping to plant, fertilize and harvest. He eagerly shared his bounty, often wanting everyone to taste the best potatoes at the Cape. Everyone who knew him will always remember him as the man who knew all the news. He was easy to talk to, as the many friends he knew would stop by to chat. His house was a revolving door of friends and family stopping to hear the local goings on. It was not unheard of for the first visitors to arrive before 7 a.m. and the last to leave after 9 p.m. He was very involved in his community being on the finance committee at Holy Rosary Church for 30 years. He loved living in the close knit community of Ballantyne’s Cove, never wanting to venture very far from it. He believed everyone should work together to support their community to help make it a better place to live. He also loved having his family close by, often asking when they would be returning to visit before it was even time to leave.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lillian (Kirwan); three children, Darlyne (Paul) Proctor, Ballantyne’s Cove; Cindy (Mike) Miller, Whitby, ON; Ronald, London, England; three grandchildren Jordyn Proctor and Alec and Caleb Miller; eight siblings, Mary (John) Ray, Cape Cod, Mass.; Cecelia (Richard) Grant, Antigonish; Eva, Kessler, Penn; Anne MacPherson, Antigonish; Jackie (Heather), Cape George; Gerard (Velma), Ballantyne’s Cove; Daniel, Ballantye’s Cove; Betty (Kenny Farrell), North Grant; numerous nieces and nephews .
He was predeceased by his son, Michael; sister-in-law, Lorine.
Donations may be made to the Holy Rosary Mission or the Holy Rosary Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com