Monday, Mar 27th, 2017

Obituaries

Cunningham, Eileen M.

Eileen Mary Cunningham, 95, Antigonish, died March 14, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Captain Robert and Maude Swansburg. She and her husband lived in Stewiacke, New Waterford, Liverpool and Shubenacadie during his years with Royal Bank. She enjoyed meeting new people and made many good friends in each community. They returned to Antigonish in 1977.
She is survived by her daughter, Gael (Ronald) Sceles, Port Shoreham; two grandsons, Ian, Halifax; Glenn (Jenny), Hadleyville; three great-grandchildren, Emily, Jack, Anna; sister, Rita Morley, Halifax.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roy; sister, Agnes Carmichael; brother, Robert Swansburg.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Lawlor, E. Bernard

Funeral service for the late Elmer Bernard ‘Bernie’ Lawlor, 85, Halifax, was held March 17 in St. Benedict Parish, Halifax.
Mr. Lawlor died March 11, 2017.
Born September 19, 1931, in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Erinville, Guysborough County, he was the eldest son of the late Martin Vincent and Anne Josephine (White) Lawlor. In his younger years, he worked at a number of sawmills in Guysborough County. He moved to Halifax in 1960 and worked in the car industry as a service manager. In 1974, he started working at MT&T, as a shop foreman for 15 years, retiring in 1989. He was a big part of the Centennial Hawks and Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey Associations and was equipment manager for 40 years at Centennial Arena in Fairview. He organized and coached Bernie’s Aces, a gentleman’s hockey team, since 1988. He was involved with Hockey Nova Scotia for more than 20 years, as regional director for Halifax. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Isabel (Zwicker) Lawlor; two daughters, Cathy (Hall), Carolyn; two sons, Stephen (Amanda), Mark (Leah); five grandchildren Randy (Katie), Tyler, Brendan, Jordan, Lilly; six great-grandchildren Alexis, Owen, Abigail, Taliyah, Hayden, Landen; two brothers, Gerard (Jean), Roy (Roselle); foster sister, Shirley Harper; sister-in-law, Linda; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by brother, Jack; twin sister, Clara, in infancy.
Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.

Bond, Margaret A.

Funeral service for the late Margaret Alberta Bond, 83, Canso, was held March 14 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Bond died March 8, 2017, at home.
Born on January 2, 1934, in Canso, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Cora (Gurney) Hurst. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, flea markets, smelt fishing and keeping watch of the local fishermen.
She is survived by two daughters, Frances (Roger), Vancouver Island; Thelma (Russell), Canso; two sons, Percy (Rhonda), Canso; Billy (Leona), Canso; two grandchildren, Tanya, Melissa; two great-grandchildren, Pepper Lyn, Fin; two sisters, Frances Jackson, Jean Hurst; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Allen; son, Leo Paul; grandson, Roger Jr.; three sisters, Thelma, Viola, Patricia; brother, Percy; nephew, Bernie Jackson.
Memorial donations may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46, Canso, for the upkeep of the cenotaph.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

MacPherson, Joseph A.

Funeral service for the late Joseph Alexander ‘Papa Joe’ MacPherson, 82, Antigonish, was held March 11 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by homilist Father Donald MacGillivray, Fathers Joe MacKenzie, Charles Cameron, Tom MacNeil, Daniel MacDonald, Doug MacDonald and Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Mr. MacPherson died March 7, 2017.
Readers at the funeral Mass were granddaughters Jenny MacPherson, Marianne Dobbin and Danielle (Venedam) Trenholm. Granddaughters Amy (MacPherson) Martin, Hawley MacPherson and grandson Brody MacPherson presented the offertory gifts. Altar servers were Joe Chesal, Kenny Pellerin and Willie Westenenk. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.
Pallbearers were grandsons Andrew Boyle, Colin Boyle, Andrew Dobbin, Joey Dobbin, Reid MacPherson and Pierre Venedam.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Alex Sam and Mary (Lays) MacPherson. He was employed at St.F.X. University for 42 years, before retiring in 2000, and for several years was owner and operator of MacPherson’s Trucking. He was a hardworking family man with a great sense of humour.
He is survived by three daughters, Anne Marie (Gary) Dobbin, Sharon (Mike) Boyle, Antigonish; Elizabeth (Pierre) Venedam, Pomquet; three sons, Robert (Pat), Antigonish; Fred (Emily), Mississauga, Ontario; Joe (Sylvia), Highway 7, Antigonish; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Elwin, Harvey (Anne), Jack (Patricia), Doug (Bernadette), all of Antigonish; Fr. Gary, St Andrews; two sisters, Mary (David) Labun, Maine; Sr. Jovita, CSM, Halifax; two sisters-in-law, Jean MacPherson, Antigonish; Diana Bowles, Dunmore.
He was predeceased by his wife, Edna ‘his Queen’ (DeWolf); four brothers, Gordie, Sam, R.J., Alex; twin sisters, Alexandria and Therese, in infancy; two sisters-in-law, Margie, Anita; brother-in-law, George.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Palliative Care Program or VON Antigonish.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Simon, Margaret Rose

Funeral service for the late Margaret Rose Simon, 70, Paqtnkek First Nation, formerly of New Haven, Connecticut, was held March 13 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Gary MacPherson officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Summerside Road.
Mrs. Simon died March 8, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Chief Paul James Prosper. Readers were Eunice Bernard, Darlene Paul and Chief Paul James Prosper. Starlene Pictou, Darlene Wallace and Cameron Gardiner presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Jessie Denny. Music was provided by Heatherton Folk Choir.
Pallbearers were Christopher Sylliboy, Vincent Paulette, Peter Julian, Earl Lafford, Ellery Levesque ‘Buck’ and Kyle Levesque ‘Buck Jr.’
Born September 8, 1946, on Paqtnkek First Nation, she was a daughter of the late Irene Marble and Stephen Simon. She enjoyed playing bingo and the machines. She was a Shubenacadie Indian Residential School Survivor.
She is survived by her daughter, Bernadette (James) Peters; stepson, Ellery Levesque; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Mary Elizabeth Simon.
She was predeceased by her life partner, Joseph Peters; son, Darryl Sylliboy; two daughters, Belinda Bernard, Yvonne Cantres; sister, Sandra; four brothers, Jimmy, Kenny, Stephen and John Andrew Marshall.
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Briand, Bernadette

Funeral service for the late Bernadette Margaret Briand, 69, Rockdale, was held March 13 in Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, L’Ardoise, with Father Antolin Asor officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Briand died March 8, 2017, in Strait Richmond Hospital.
Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late May and Nelson Levy. She was employed most of her life as a seamstress and enjoyed spending her spare time crafting. She was happiest spending time with her friends, playing bingo or trying her luck on a VLT.
She is survived by her husband, Clarance; two sons, Scott (Amy) Beckman, Millville; Deni Letarte, Halifax; two daughters, Jennifer (Darrell) Sampson, Upper Stewiacke; Rachel (Will) Letarte, Sydney Mines; stepdaughter, Lisa (Joey Murphy) Briand, Halifax; stepson, Clarance Briand, St. Peters; nine grandchildren, Daniel, Nicholas, Kyle, Melody, Dylon, Keeley, Elizabeth, Danielle, Michelle; three sisters, Mary Ann, Theresa, Linda.
She was predeceased by sister, May Walkden; brother, Francis Levy.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Sullivan, J. Terrance

Funeral service for the late James Terrance ‘Terry’ ‘Turb’ Sullivan, 67, Canso, Guysborough County, was held March 18 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mr. Sullivan died March 11, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Canso, he was a son of the late John F. and Mary Bernice (Casey) Bond. He worked for many years as a marine maintenance fitter at Seafreeze Foods Ltd., in Canso, until the plant closure. He then travelled to work for Marwood Ltd. in Fredericton, New Brunswick in the wood manufacturing industry. His latest career was in the crab fishing industry, working with his brothers-in-law, the Richardson Brothers, aboard the Ruff and Ready. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed hockey, especially the Montreal Canadiens. He had a great love for music, playing his radio from dusk till dawn, while singing along.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Wanda (Richardson); daughter, Leisa (Nathan) MacNeil, Tracyville, NB; son, Neil (Melanie) Sullivan, Liverpool; sister, Theresa Stevens (Lynn Mossman), Rose Bay; three grandchildren; five brothers, Wayne (Marie) Sullivan, Frank (Della) Sullivan, Carl (Mary Louise) Bond, all of Canso; Graham (Jeanette) Bond, Fox Island Main; Michael (Donnette) Bond, Lantz.
He was predeceased by his biological father, Francis Havelock Sullivan; brother, Van Gerard Bond.
Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Rhynold, Frederick A.

Funeral service for the late Frederick Arthur Rhynold, 64, Canso, was held March 16 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Daniel J. MacDonald officiating. Burial was in Star of the Sea Parish Cemetery, Canso.
Mr. Rhynold died March 9, 2017, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, VG Site,Halifax.
Born January 10, 1953, in Antigonish, he was the son of the late Arthur Baker and Nettie Jean (Ward) Rhynold. He was employed for 33 years with Natural Resources and worked with the Canso Harbour Authority. He was past fire chief of the Chedabucto Volunteer Fire Department, Queensport, past president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46, Canso, and was a member of Ground Search and Rescue. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, playing cards and spending time at his camp Elder’s Nest.
He is survived by his wife, Martha (Baker), Canso; daughter, Natasha (Peter), Fort Saskatchewan; son, David (Brandy), Calgary; step-daughter, Toni (Dan), Beaver Bank; six grandchildren, Samantha, Justin, Serenity, Moana, Rory, Vimy; brother, William (Pat), Canso; sister, Mary (Foster) Lohnes, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by niece, Shannon Lohnes.
Memorial donations may be made to Star of the Sea Parish.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Chiasson, Danny

Funeral service for the late J. Danny Chiasson, 50, Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, was held March 10 in St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mr. Chiasson died March 7, 2017.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Kathryn Drysdale and Alana Wynn. Alana Wynn, Chelsea Spicer and Amanda Webb presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Leona C. Brow, Angela Stewart and Cyril Campbell. Music was provided by St. Paul’s Choir.
Active pallbearers were Gary Delorey, Bernie Chiasson, Donnie Sampson, Owen DeCoste, Ricky Fougere and Chris Chiasson.
Honorary pallbearers were Kinsmen Club members.
Born June 17, 1966, in Cheticamp, he was a son of the late Paul and Jeanette Chiasson. He was employed as a paralegal with First Canadian Title and also worked part time at Needs Convenience Store, Antigonish. He was a proud and dedicated member of the Kinsmen Club of Antigonish. He held many executive positions, including deputy governor. His kind and generous spirit was reflected in all he did, including his work as president of the Antigonish Seniors’ CARE Van. He was also a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
He is survived by three brothers, Gerald (Zina), Havre Boucher; Lionel, California; Michael (Mona), Stellarton; nephew, Christopher; three nieces, Amanda, Alana, Chelsea.
Memorial donations may be made to Havre Boucher Community Centre, St. Paul’s Luncheon Committee or the Antigonish Seniors’ CARE Van, 64 Pleasant St., Antigonish, NS B2G 1W7.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Lawrence, Alma

A private funeral service for the late Alma Darlene Lawrence, 47, Dartmouth, formerly of Monastery, Antigonish County, will be held at a later date.
Ms. Lawrence died March 11, 2017, in Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Robert Williams and Susan Lawrence. She had a pleasant personality, putting others before herself.
She is survived by eight sisters, Catherine (James) Hartling, Elizabeth (Roland) Morrow, Sarah (Greg) MacEachern, Thelma (Ricky) Borden, all of Monastery; Carrie (Fitzroy) Durant, Clara, Alberta, all of Scarborough, Ontario; Bernice (Kevin) Copping, Tillsonburg, Ont.; brother, Gerard (Sophie), Ottawa; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her niece, Shanna Desmond; grandniece, Aaliyah Desmond.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Sampson, Brendan M.

Funeral service for the late Brendan Marshal Sampson, 33, Dartmouth, was held March 11 in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Sampson died March 5, 2017.
Born January 14, 1984, in Canso, he was the son of Maxine Sampson (Irv), Westville, and Herbert Butler.
He is survived by his partner, Rachel; sister, Andrea (Pat), Stellarton; two nephews, Brayden, Keegan, Stellarton; grandmother, Diane, Little Dover; uncle, Dennis, Timberlea; two aunts, Karen (Steve), Calgary; Debbie (Gord), Hazel Hill; two cousins, Josh, Emma; extended family.
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MacLeod, Gladys M.

Funeral service for the late Gladys Morrisey MacLeod, 60, Port Hawkesbury/Judique was held March 8 in St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Allan MacMillan officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. MacLeod died March 1, 2017, at home.
Born January 31, 1957, in Harbouview, she was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Morrisey) Gillis. She loved to bake and entertain her children and many nieces and nephews through her singing, storytelling and games. She was employed by the Strait Regional School Board for many years, as a custodian, and later as a teacher’s assistant.
She is survived by her daughter, Sherri (Steve) Deshaies, Essex, Ontario; three sons, Randy, Jordan, Curtis, Halifax; their father, Neil; four grandchildren, Riley, Abby, Parker, Sarah; six sisters, Knowell, Cecelia, Joan (Joe) Windsor, Ont.; Shirley (John Willie), Hughene (Gregory), Judique; Cathy, Windsor, Ont.; four brothers, Fraser (Anne), Phoenix, Arizona; Carson, Judique; Billy (Margie), Fort McMurray, Alberta; Kenny, Iqaluit, Nunavut; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Bernie, Clifford, Francis, and Joseph, in infancy.
Memorial donations may be made to Leeside Society or the Judique Community Playground Fund.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Horne, Beatrice M.

A private interment for the late Beatrice Margaret (Avery) Horne, 66, Larry’s River, Guysborough County, will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Horne died March 4, 2017, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born April 26, 1950, in Larry’s River, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Leo and Margaret Mae (Pettipas) Avery.
She is survived by three sons, Michael (Nancy) McCarthy, London, Ontario; Fabian (Shauna Brymer) Doiron, Boylston; Billy (Haley Nickerson) Horne, Larry’s River; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Nicole, Mya, Avery, Kendall, Carrie, Ellie; brother, Thomas (Helen), Larry’s River; two sisters, Dorothy (Ralph) Casey, Bernice (John) Stone, both of Larry’s River; two sisters-in-law, Vicky Avery, Larry’s River; Betty Ryan, Canso; brother-in-law, Bernard Horne, Canso; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Horne; two brothers, Leonard, David.
Memorial donations may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Green, Francis E.

Funeral service for the late Francis Eugene ‘Frank’ Green, 73, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held March 8 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Conrad Edwards officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be in Grosvenor Cemetery at a later date.
Mr. Green died March 4, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Connie Decoffe and Donalda McLaughlin. Tanya and Lacy MacEachern presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Jessie Denny. Music was provided by Heatherton Folk Choir.
Pallbearers were Mike O’Connor, Neil Mattie, Jason Green, Jim Green, Gary Green and Angus Bailey.
Born May 6, 1943, in Grosvenor, he was a son of the late John Bernard and Daisy Pearl (Isnor) Green. He was known for his sense of humour and welcoming nature. He loved woodworking and working with his hands, family gatherings, children, scratch tickets, and a double-double from Tim’s. He was a part of the Heatherton Community and enjoyed music, especially Celtic and country.
He is survived by three sisters, Theresa MacIntosh, Glen Air Estates; Mary (Neil) Mattie, Linwood; Christina (Paul) Guthro, Mattie Settlement; four brothers, Bernie (Ivy Garvie), Antigonish; Steve (Rosena), Antigonish; Anthony, Linwood; Eddie (Marie), Port Hawkesbury, several nieces and nephews; staff and residents of Heatherton Group Home.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Herbie, Tom, Joe, Jim; sister, Florence.
Memorial donations may be made to Heatherton Group Home or St. Martha’s Hospital Foundation (ICU).
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Baker, Bertha I.

Funeral service for the late Bertha Immaculleta (Parker) Baker, 74, Canso, was held March 9 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Baker died March 5, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born December 7, 1942, in Canso, she was a daughter of the late Basil and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Parker.
She is survived by five children, Allan (Darlene), Halifax; Michael (Rose), Bridgewater; Breen (Yvonne), Middle Sackville; Margaret Ann, Donna, both of Canso; eight grandchildren, Matthew, Rachael, Christina, Lori Ann, Justin, John, Melissa, Taylor; 15 great-grandchildren, Mia, Peyton, Marlee, Maci, Holden, Davidson, Jacob, Jordan, Jaxson, Sailor, Zachary, Ethan, Landon, Iris, Charleigh; four brothers, Jim, Reg, Ernie, Frank; four sisters, Mabel, Marjorie, Rita (Diggy), Jean; several nieces, nephews, cousins.
She was predeceased by son, John Stephen; grandson, Michael; best friend and niece, Betty ‘Nooksie’; brother, Michael; two sisters, Eva, Geraldine.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Miller, Vida Elaine

Funeral service for the late Vida Elaine Miller, 75, was held March 2 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Joe MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Antigonish County, at a later date.
Mrs. Miller died February 26, 2017, St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were grandson Duncan Kennedy and friends Janet Bekkers and Maura Pelletier. Chris Hayman and Linda MacLellan presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were friends Martien Bekkers and Bill Hull. Music was provided by organist and vocalist Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Honorary pallbearers were brothers David LeDrew, Lorne LeDrew, brother-in-law Dan Miller, sister-in-law Judith Miller, cousin Linda MacGillivray and friends Donna Kennedy, Jane Teasdale, Geraldine Cameron, Barb Weir, Ann Marie Chisholm and Anne MacLean.
Born December 8, 1941, in Petries, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Abram and Maud LeDrew. She and her family immigrated to Cape Breton, when she was three months old. She grew up in Sydney and graduated from Sydney Academy. She spent her working career with Air Canada, first in Sydney, then Calgary, Alberta. She married Joseph Lloyd Miller on July 16, 1966, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Calgary, where they spent 45 years raising their family. They spent many holidays in Cape Breton and travelling around the world. She enjoyed entertaining, continuing the tradition, when she and her husband retired to Antigonish in 2006. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past July. She enjoyed taking part in live theatre and spent several years in the cast of many Sydney Rotary shows and the early Follies. In Calgary, she was an active member of the Sweet Adelines Chorale group and helped with the choreography of their yearly shows. Her love of travel brought her to many exotic places, making countless friends around the globe. She also enjoyed getting together with the ladies for bridge, swimming, a simple coffee or a party. She enjoyed volunteering for the CWL, St. Martha’s Hospital Auxiliary, as well as supporting her husband with his decades of service with the Knights of Columbus.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph; three daughters, Meagan (David) Kennedy, Antigonish; Kerrie Anne (Scott) Roberts, Prince George, British Columbia; Erin (Peter) Holub, Eckville, Alberta; 10 grandchildren, Duncan, Hugh, Angus, Mairinn, Joseph, Bridget, Doyle, Keaghan, Ethan, Nolan; three brothers, Don (Carol), Vancouver; David (Ellen), St. Margaret’s Bay, Lorne (Pauline), Chatham, Ontario; six brothers-in-law, Alex (Irene), Jerry (Teresa), Rohan, Danny, all of Sydney; Kevin (Fran), Orleans, Ont.; Darryl, Buck Lake, Alta.; two sisters-in-law, Judith (Margaree),Patricia (Jimmy) Willis, Sydney; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents-in-law, Alex and Marion Miller; two aunts, Blanche, Marjorie; two brothers-in-law, Cyril, Brian; sister-in-law, Eunice.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation Endowment Fund, St. Ninian CWL, The Knights of Columbus Council 1105, Scholarship Fund, or charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Rhynold, James Lewis

Funeral service for the late James Lewis ‘Bud’ Rhynold, 77, Little Dover, Guysborough County, was held March 8 in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Rhynold died March 3, 2017, in Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso.
Born February 26, 1940, in Little Dover, he was a son of the late Arthur and Edna (Bouchie) Rhynold. He was a retired fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, marbles and doing crossword puzzles.
He is survived by his long-time companion, Sophie Marie Horne (Doucet); four stepsons, Kevin (Tammy), Queensport; Nathan (Diana), Sambro; Timmy, Canso; Mark (Cheryl), Sambro; stepdaughter, Claudette, Hazel Hill; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin (Sheila), Canso; Greg (Jenny), Little Dover; three sisters, Faustina, Pearl (Jimmy), all of Little Dover; Mary, Lake Charlotte; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Herb, Paul; two sisters, Agatha ‘Sis’, Winnifred; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth Gray, Robert Horne, Ronald Boudreau, nephew, Rudy Horne.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Building Fund or Eastern Memorial Hospital Palliative Care.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Mattie, Bernard

Funeral service for the late Bernard Mattie, 87, Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, was held March 2 in St. Paul’s Church, Havre Boucher, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Tracadie, at a later date.
Mr. Mattie died February 26, 2017, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were nephew-in-law John DeCoste, grandniece Susan Morell and Art Doary, former Brother Andre, OSA. Grandnieces Rachel Eager, Monica DeLorey and great-grandniece Aurora Eager presented the offertory gifts. Altar servers were Michael Hanlon and Hugh O’Neill. Eucharistic ministers were Ann Marie Meagher, Debbie White and Leona Brow. Music was provided by the Havre Boucher Choir and Hank Boucher.
Pallbearers were nephew-in-law Ian Laing, neighbour Leonard Sampson, nephews Leonard Mattie, Bernie Mattie, Gregory Mattie and Bernie DeLorey.
Born in Mattie Settlement, he was a son of the late Fred and Charlotte (O’Neil) Mattie. At age 16, he joined The Order of Saint Augustinians, OSA, Monastery, on May 20 1946. He was a candidate until he received his first habit on February 5, 1947. He went into Novitiate February 15, 1950, and received his Cowl on February 16, 1951, and took first vows for three years. On December 21, 1952, he was transferred to Marylake, King City, Ontario, where he worked on the farm. In 1953, he was moved to Ladner, British Columbia, where he took over as head herdsmen. In the early 1960s, he was transferred back to Mary Lake. On June 12, 1978, after 32 years of service to Saint Augustine’s, he left the order. His first job was as a custodian with York County School Board. He married Marie Fraser on April 17, 1982. After their marriage, he lived in Hamilton for 17 years, before moving to Havre Boucher in 1999. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his wife, Marie; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 11 brothers, James, William Alphonsus, Lawrence, Raymond, Francis, William Alexander, Anthony, Pius, Aloysius; two sisters, Mabel Delorey, Margaret DeCoste.
Memorial donations may be made to SPCA, Antigonish, Havre Boucher Parish Luncheon Committee, VON Antigonish or Antigonish and Area Homemakers.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

St. John Macdonald, Dr. Mairi Teresa

Dr. Mairi Teresa St. John Macdonald passed away peacefully in her 92nd year on March 4, 2017, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in Montreal to Elizabeth Marie Smith and Col. Ronald St. John Macdonald, M.D., she was the beloved elder sister of Ronald St. John Macdonald, CC (d. 2006), legal scholar and jurist; and Dr. Elizabeth Smith Macdonald Podnieks, MC, nursing professor and gerontologist. She was the loving and generous aunt to Andrew Podnieks (Mary-Jane Nguyen Podnieks) and Elizabeth Podnieks (Ian R. Smith), and great-aunt to Zachary Podnieks Smith and Emily Macdonald Smith.
After graduating from the Sacred Heart Convent in Montreal, Mairi earned a B.Sc. in Agriculture Engineering (McGill University); an MA (St. Francis Xavier University; and a Ph.D. in Education (University of Toronto). From 1972 until her retirement in 1988, she was Director of Continuing Education at Mount St. Vincent University and part-time instructor of the Adult Education Graduate Program at Dalhousie University, prior to which she was Director of Counselling Services at Seneca College and an instructor in the Counsellor Education Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, among other academic appointments in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and England. Mairi was the first National President of the Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women. She was, additionally, a founding member of the Ontario School Counsellors Association and of the Halifax-Dartmouth Council on Continuing Education; and a founding president of two Halifax seniors groups, “Experience Unlimited” and “ElderLearners.” She was also active in the Canadian Association for Adult Education and the Canadian University Counselling Association. Mairi was a recipient of the Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal and the Y.W.C.A. “Recognition of Women Award”; and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (D.Hum.L.) from Mount St. Vincent University. Honorary Life Memberships were conferred on her by The Atlantic Provinces Association of Continuing University Education; The Canadian Association for University Continuing Education; and the Halifax-Dartmouth Metro Council on Continuing Education. A scholarship, bursary, and award were established in her name by the organizations and institutions she so passionately served.
Mairi enjoyed reading, walking, and travelling; she loved the rain, wind, and snowfalls. She took especial pleasure in spending time on the family farm, “Egnaig,” at Bailey’s Brook, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia. Funeral service took place on Tuesday, March 7, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Lismore, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, the Macdonald family parish for many generations.
For online condolences please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com

Scott, Irene May

Funeral service for the late Irene May Scott, 92, Halifax, formerly of Boylston, Guysborough County, was held March 7 in Wesley United Church, Guysborough, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Scott died March 1, 2017, in Dartmouth General Hospital.
Words of remembrance at the funeral service were given by Stephen DeLong. Reader was Edward Grant. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Urn carrier was David Scott
Born April 24, 1924, in York, Ontario, she was the youngest child of George Albert and Ruby Violet (Gough) Beauchamp, who emigrated from London, England, to Toronto, early in the 20th century. She was a book binder by trade.
She is survived by three sons, John (Theresa Anderson), Porter’s Lake; David (Lisa Gallant), Boylston; Robby, Abbotsford, British Columbia; three daughters, Lesley (Stephen DeLong), Liverpool, NS; Terri (Wayne Jones), Stewart, BC; Sharleen (Robert Hearn), Dartmouth; 14 grandchildren, Tessa, Lindsey, Gabrielle, Drew, Brynne, Ewanne, Alex, Nick, Mackenzie, Lauren, Josh, Hayden, Tristan, Jodi; six great-grandchildren, William, Ellie, Merrina, Nathan, Aireana, Chase.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Victor Scott; sister, Doris; brother, George.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com