Thursday, Jun 29th, 2017

Obituaries

Carrigan, Mary Ann

Funeral service for the late Mary Ann (MacGillivary) Carrigan, 90, Antigonish Harbour, was held June 15 in St. Columba Church, Lakevale, with Father Andrew Boyd officiating, assisted by Father Evo DiPierro. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Carrigan died June 12, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were James Flood, Alex Boyd and Alisha Boyd. Audrey MacGillivray and Juanita MacGillivray presented the offertory gifts. Altar servers were Allan James Boyd and Erma McDougall. Music was provided by James MacPherson.
Pallbearers were Alexander Boyd, James Flood, Blaise Boyd, Daniel S. MacGillivray, Daniel G. MacGillivray and Ronald Boyd.
Honorary pallbearers were Richard Barker, Ronald MacDonald, Nan MacDonald, John MacGillivray, John MacKenzie and Joseph Boudreau.
Born April 17, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Daniel MacGillivary, Lakevale and Sadie MacDonald, Arisaig.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (James) Flood, New York; Jean Marie (Leonard) DiSilvestro, Florida; Linda (Blaise) Boyd, Cribbons Point; daughter-in-law, Sharon Carrigan, New York; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Doug, Lawrence, Roddy, all of Ontario; John, Antigonish; two sisters, Nan, Antigonish; Jean, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Frank; son, Frank; grandson, Kevin; granddaughter, Denise; three brothers, Ray, AJ, Donald.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Bowman, Agnes

Funeral service for the late Mary ‘Agnes’ Bowman, 88, R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Merland, Antigonish County, was held June 12 in St. Peters Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Merland.
Mrs. Bowman died June 8, 2017, in the nursing home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Kelsey, Rochelle and Rebecca Bowman. Cross bearer was Joe Deyoung. Altar servers were Donnie Pitts and Bernie DeCoste. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacGregor MacDonald.
Pallbearers were Charles Bowman, Pierre Bowman, Jody Bowman, Tanya Bailey, Henry Delorey and Owen ‘Chopper’ Williams.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (O’Brien) Pelrine. She worked in the laundry at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home and took in and cared for many elders in her home. She had a quick wit and enjoyed bingo, a cup of tea, with a sweet or two, and playing cards. Her doors were never locked, lights were never off and her home was known as ‘The Merland Motel’.
She is survived by six sons, Charles (Maureen), Clyde (Jeanette), David, Kevin (Bernadette), Alvin (Cathy), Andrew; two daughters, Audrey (Blaise) Bailey, Trudy (Robert) Hallett; stepdaughter, Viola (Renie) Grant; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lawrence, Charlie, Leo; two foster sisters, Ethel Layes, Margaret Boyle; foster brother, Joe Breen.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Bowman; six brothers, James (her twin), Ambrose, Michael, Roderick, William, Patrick; two sisters, Margaret, Alice (Bonvie); five stepchildren, Edward, John, Francis Bowman, Martha MacEachern, Eileen Williams; two sisters-in-law, Agnes and Diane Pelrine; brother-in-law, Henry Bonvie.
In memoriam, please perform a random act of kindness.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Chisholm, Joseph A.

Funeral service for the late Joseph Arthur ‘Joe’ Chisholm, 84, St. Francis Harbour, Guysborough County, was held June 14 in St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Francis Harbour, with Father Allen MacPhie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Chisholm died June 7, 2017, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
Born September 16, 1932, in St. Francis Harbour, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Diggins) Chisholm. He was very dedicated to his family and work. He moved to Ontario and worked for many years for the Ministry of Transportation (Ontario) Surveying Department. His love for his family and Nova Scotia brought him back to St. Francis Harbour, where he retired with his wife.
He is survived by two sons, Ted Chisholm (Susan), Robert Chisholm; daughter, Jo-Ann Chisholm (John); eight grandchildren, Matthew, Timothy, Joseph, David, Michael, Mary, Matthew (Katherine), Jaquline; four great-grandchildren, Alexzander, Kayliegh, Johnny, Jaxson; sister, Ann (John) Power, St. Francis Harbour; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine ‘Cathy’ Grace (Goldworthy) Chisholm; grandson, James; three brothers, William, Jack, Louis; three half-brothers, Thomas ‘Tom’ Chisholm, James ‘Jim’ Chisholm, Eugene Diggins; sister, Cecelia.
Memorial donations may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital Foundation, P. O. Box 170, Guysborough, NS B0H 1H0.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

O’Hara, Charlotte M.

A celebration of life of the late Charlotte Mae O’Hara, 79, Kamloops, British Columbia, will be held July 8 in Kamloops.
Mrs. O’Hara died June 2, 2017, in Kamloops.
Born September 13, 1937, in South Lochaber, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Reginald and Anna Mae (Hierlyhi) O’Hara. She enjoyed travelling and bowling, had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.
She is survived by three sons, David Burk (Cathy), Toronto; Daryl Burk; Peterborough; Jason Lightbody, Toronto; daughter, Debbie Jamison (Wes), Abbotsford B.C.; three grandchildren, Curtis Butler (Blair), Christopher Butler (Victoria), Christina Burk; brother, Lester O’Hara; many nieces, nephews, cousins; her partner, Monty Hall.
She was predeceased by son, Ronald Burk.

MacNeil, D. Jerome

A private family service for the late Daniel Jerome MacNeil, 75, Lakevale, Antigonish County, will be held in Lakevale at a later date.
Mr. MacNeil died June 12, 2017, at home.
Born November 11, 1941, at home, he was a son of the late Simon and Mary (Orton) MacNeil. He lived in Lakevale, until the age of 21, when he then moved to Toronto and secured a position with GoodYear Tire. Although he grew to love Toronto, he retired to Lakevale in 2002. He enjoyed the outdoors and planting. He was generous with produce from his garden and more than willing to give advice on how to grow the greenest lawn in Lakevale. His love of nature was also evident in the many animals he fed. He felt very strongly about caring and protecting all wildlife. He was rarely seen without his loyal friend, Jazz, by his side.
He is survived by brother, Ronnie (Frances); six sisters, Velma (David) Hebb, Sharon MacDonald, Lenore Grant, Doreen (Donnie) Chisholm, Carroll (Greg) MacPherson, Joanne (Allan) Pushie; special nieces, Tanya (MacNeil) Vickers, Melanie (MacNeil) Kellar; two sisters-in-law, Kaye MacNeil, Genevieve MacNeil; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Joey, Lawrence, Gary; sister, Margaret, in infancy; two brothers-in-law, David Grant, Melvin MacDonald.
Memorial donations may be made to the local SPCA, or Cathy’s Place, St. Martha’s Hospital.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

MacGillivray, Paul G.

Funeral service for the late Paul Gregory MacGillivray, 59, Halifax, was held June 9 in Saint Benedict Church.
Mr. MacGillivray died June 5, 2017, after a short illness.
Born January 26, 1958, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary MacGillivray, Antigonish. Although soft spoken, he had a lot to say and loved catching up with his good friends made through his four decades of hard work in the construction industry, which brought him from his native Antigonish to Alberta, Ontario and finally back home to Nova Scotia, where he raised two daughters with his wife, Mary. He was a lifelong learner, who instilled the value of education in his children. He worked to complete his education as an adult, was a well-read amateur historian, self-taught astronomer, photographer and was, most recently, becoming well-versed in the art of being a grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cassidy) MacGillivray; tw0 daughters, Sarah, Catherine (Jason McCallum); granddaughter, Clara McCallum; mother-in-law, Teresa Cassidy; two brothers, Ronald MacGillivray (Melinda), Peter MacGillivray (Maryanne); sister, Frances MacLean (Greg); many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father-in-law, John Cassidy; brother-in-law, Phillip Cassidy.

Hull, Richard A.

Funeral service for the late Richard Anthony Hull, 47, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, was held June 10 in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery.
Mr. Hull died June 6, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Darlene Paul, Angela Lafford and Tyson Isadore. Charisma Pictou, Shiloh Pictou, Tyler Pictou and Nahkil Ferguson presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by the Heatherton Folk Choir.
Honorary pallbearers were Earl Lafford, Nicholas Pictou, Jim Simon, Bobby Peters, Dustin Pictou, Jose Echevarria and John Bowman.
Born September 7, 1969, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Anthony Joseph and Theresa Bernice (Nickerson) Hull. He was a carpenter all his life and worked for Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation. He valued his co-workers and his community. He was an avid bowler and his bowling family meant a lot to him. He loved his dogs.
He is survived by his brother, Andrew, Halifax; niece, Kaitlyn; nephew, Derek.
Memorial donations may be made c/o of Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, 7 Dillon Street, Afton Station, NS B0A 1A0, for funeral expenses.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Perry, Craig Joseph

Funeral service for the late Craig Joseph Perry, 23, Afton, was held June 12 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Father Daniel Boudreau and Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Perry disappeared February 18, 2017, and was recovered June 5, 2017.
Readers at the funeral Mass were his godmother and aunt Kim Perry, godfather and uncle Wesley Tarrant and friend Nicole Mahar. Altar servers were Johnny Pitts, Myles Somers and Francis Delorey. Lila Beshong, Twila Gorman and Beatrice DeCoste presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Gary Brow and organist Lisa Morrow-DeCoste.
Active pallbearers were Kevin Melanson, Mylan Gardiner, Terry Long, Patrick Howard, Ethan Power and Jordan Clyke.
Honorary pallbearers were his basketball teammates.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Tracey Bears and Shawn Perry. At the time of his death, he was attending NSCC Marconi Campus studying industrial instrumentation and looking forward to his graduation. He had an intelligence and understanding of the world beyond his years, with a keen interest in business, politics, religion, the environment and everything that made the world go around. He grew up fishing with his father and grandfather and loved being on the water. He had dreams of travelling to many places. He was an avid reader and a good public speaker. He enjoyed sports and played hockey, soccer and baseball, but his favorite sport was basketball. He was a member of the provincial basketball team representing Nova Scotia in Kamloops, British Columbia and the U.S.A. on the 2009– 2010 team and played for the Dalhousie Agriculture Rams in Truro for one year. He was large in stature, but had a gentle nature and charming disposition.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Lucas Perry; paternal grandparents, Barb and Roy Perry; maternal grandmother, Maureen Bears; aunt, Kim Perry; uncle, Chris Turbide; cousins Caleb and Paige.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Grover Bears; uncle, Glen Bears; great-grandparents, great-aunts, grand-uncles and cousins.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Munroe, Dorothy H.

A graveside service for the late Dorothy Hellen Munroe, 96, Halifax, formerly of Whitehead, Guysborough County, was held June 14 in Grace United Cemetery, Whitehead, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating.
Mrs. Munroe died May 18, 2017, in Melville Lodge Long Term Care Facility.
Born December 15, 1920, in St. Ola, Ontario, she was the youngest daughter of the late Morley and Sarah (Embery) Sargent. She did housework in her community, and was caregiver to her father. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She is survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of the Munroe family; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Calvin; six siblings, Mildred, Morlina, Gertrude, Kenneth, Charles, Wesley.
Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, Wesley United Church, Guysborough, or Three Top Fire Department, Whitehead.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Richard, Roland “Doc”

1935 – 2017
Roland “Doc” Richard, 81, of Moncton, NB, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, he was the son of the late Arthur and Lottie (Keenan) Richard.
Doc began his engineering career in high school, driving around with Bill Crandall in his car, which served as Bill’s office at the time. He studied at St. F. X. and Dal and continued his career with W. H. Crandall & Associates Limited (now Crandall Engineering) in Moncton, retiring as president of that company after more than 50 years. He was a proud life member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick and the American Water Works Association.
Chances are if your child played hockey in the 60s, 70s or 80s in Riverview, you crossed paths with Doc at the rink. During those decades, he coached not only his own boys, but hundreds of others. Doc was an avid athlete, having played hockey from high school to the “old-timers” league and everything in between. He passed along his passion, knowledge and love the game to many, many young athletes.
He was one of the founding fathers of Riverview minor hockey and nothing gave Doc more pleasure than to see these young boys develop into fine young men. Even in recent years, he had visits from his former players, who loved to catch up with Doc and discuss the latest playoff scores. All Montreal Canadian fans welcome!!
Of all his accomplishments, his family was his greatest joy. Doc was one of those “home every night at 5” kind of guys, and supper was always on the table. He was devoted to Evie, his loving wife of 60 years, and his children, grandchildren and great-children (who affectionately called him Grumpy).
Despite being a homebody, he was always up for a trip to his beloved island, PEI, or Margaree, Cape Breton. One of his most memorable trips was to Russia to attend the games of the Canada Russia series in 1972.
This quiet, unassuming giant of a man had a heart to match. He never sought the limelight, quite the contrary. He would likely be upset by the length of this obituary, but it is hard to keep it short when we know how many people were touched by his kindness, generosity of spirit and love of community.
Survived by his loving wife and best friend of 60 years, Evelyn (MacDonald); three daughters: Linda Richard of Charlottetown, Carol Garland (Keith) of Moncton and Claudia Richard of South Korea; two sons, Roland Richard (Paula) of Dawson Settlement and John Paul Richard (Denyse) of Riverview; daughter-in-law Karla Richard; grandchildren, Darick & Darin, Marshall, Leiland & Halle, Kris, Karen & David, and great-grandchildren, Carter & Maya, Kaleigh & Hannah, and Owen & Wyatt, Damien & Ryder; two sisters, Shirley Doucette (late Art) of Charlottetown, Betty Randall (Pete) of Blackville; sister-in-law, Gloria Richard, brother-in-law, Norman Richard,
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, David Richard in 2015; sisters, Pat Hennessey, Barb Richard and Janet Deware; brothers, John, Eugene (“Toots”) and Mickey Richard.
Visitation will be held at Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm.
The funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5 Fatima Dr., Riverview, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, with Fr. Charlie Broderick officiating. Interment will be in Alderwood Cemetery.
Donations in Doc’s memory made to The Humanity Project, or charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544
Online condolences may be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca

Desmond, Margaret I.

Funeral service for the late Margaret Isabel Desmond, 92, Dartmouth, formerly of Monastery, Antigonish County, was held June 9 in Tracadie Baptist Church, Monastery, with Reverend Sheila Ago officiating. Burial was in Tracadie Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ms. Desmond died June 5, 2017, in the Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born December 25, 1924, in Tracadie Road, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late William George and Sarah Jane (Ashe) Desmond. She worked as a domestic housekeeper for several years in the community of Antigonish. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo. As a people person, she enjoyed joking around with everyone.
She is survived by three sons, William ‘Bill’ Dianne, New Glasgow; James ‘Jimmy’, Westville; Eric (Karen), Country Harbour; four daughters, Mary, Guysborough; Audrey, Dartmouth; Sheila, Montreal; Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ (Thomas ‘Tommy’), Halifax; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilfred (Ardella), James ‘Jimmy’, both of Lincolnville; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her common-law husband, James Alexander Williams ‘Jim The Mouse’; three children, Beverly, Robert, Leona; seven sisters, Charlotte, Effie, Ann, Emma, Ida, Gertrude, Florence; two brothers, Clarence, Jack.
Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society of NS; Tracadie Baptist Church or Emmanuel Baptist Church Children’s Ministry.

MacDonald, Marie C.

Funeral service for the late Marie Cecilia MacDonald, 92, formerly of McArras Brook, was held June 2 in Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Lismore, with Father Colin MacKinnon officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. MacDonald died May 28, 2017.
Readers at the funeral mass were grandson Craig MacDonald and granddaughters Miranda Teasdale and Amanda MacEachern. Altar server was Gordie MacKinnon. Granddaughters Macara MacDonald and Laura MacDonald presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was daughter-in-law Jean MacDonald. Music was provided by James MacPherson and granddaughters Kelsey MacDonald and Loreen Olding.
Pallbearers were sons Angus, Donnie, Stuart, Lawrence, Carl and Kevin MacDonald.
Born May 8, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Martin and Sarah MacDonald. All of her life, she was a faithful member of the Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Lismore. She was a long-time member of the CWL, where she volunteered at many lobster suppers, as well as provided many knitted items for the craft table. She was a dedicated worker at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish, where she served as a baker for more than 25 years. She was well known for her baking skills, especially her cinnamon rolls and biscuits. She enjoyed attending the annual Antigonish Exhibitions, where she won many ribbons in baking contests and enjoyed watching a variety of horse-related competitions. She had a great passion for knitting and made numerous mittens and socks for her family, as well as for community fundraisers.
She is survived by four daughters, Ann (Jim) Clarke, Hamilton, Ontario; Marion (John) MacEachern, McArras Brook; Betty MacDonald, Antigonish; Colleen (Harold) Teasdale, Antigonish; six sons, Donnie, Antigonish; Angus (Jean), Carl (Sheila), McArra’s Brook; Stuart (Elaine), Lismore; Lawrence (Shelley), Kevin (Lori), Lower Barneys River; 24 grandchildren, Sandi (Mike) Falcone, Duane Clarke, Lindsay (Mark) Medeiros, Laura MacDonald (Jason Burke), Rhonda MacDonald (Tyler Prince), Mallory MacDonald, Craig (Rachel) MacDonald, Alison (Jesse) MacDonald, Kristen (David) Haverkort, Amanda MacEachern, Shaun MacEachern, Ryan MacDonald (Jackie Ewart), Robert MacDonald (Allison Gaudet), Scot Smith, Keri Smith, (Deon O’Neil), Loreen (Nick) Olding, Brandon (Alexis) MacDonald, Kelsey MacDonald, Alicia Teasdale, Bradley Teasdale, Miranda Teasdale, Ginney MacDonald (Caleb Taylor), Dylan MacDonald, Macara MacDonald; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Joseph MacDonald; daughter-in-law, Marlene MacDonald; granddaughter, Melissa Dawn Teasdale; brother, Reginald Martin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lismore Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Thompson, Ronald Edmund

Ron Thompson, Calgary, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the age of 85.
Ron was born November 16, 1931, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the eldest of 11 children.
He first came to Calgary as a St. Francis Xavier University student in the early 1950s, working summer jobs in Banff both at the Mount Royal Hotel and the train station, where he unloaded baggage for arriving visitors. After graduating, he then returned to southern Alberta, teaching in Rosemary, in close proximity to his university buddies teaching in nearby communities. It was at a dance in Banff that he met his wife, Anne (nee Yurchevich).
Moving to Calgary, he taught English at St. Mary’s Boys’ School (later St. Mary’s High School). Ron achieved a Masters in Education from the University of Alberta and later worked in the Calgary Catholic School District’s Human Resources department. He recruited many of the teachers who today still serve in the system.
Ron had a deep sense of community and personal faith. He was a member of the St. Alphonsus Council #4695 of the Knights of Columbus and was pleased to be a St. F.X. University alumnus.
Ron was a proud grandfather, taking an active interest in his grandchildren’s sports and other activities. He enjoyed family gatherings in Calgary, in BC and in northern Idaho, as well as various international trips.
An avid gardener, he was famous for showing up at gatherings with fresh produce in hand. In recent years, he enjoyed daily walks, reading and keeping up on his draft picks in hockey pools.
Ron is survived by his wife, Anne of 57 years; his children, Jason (Blanche), Joel (Maggie), Niki (Marc) and Gib (Trudy-Ann) and grandchildren, Nathan, Noah, Eva, Julia, Garret, Adam, Indiana, and Macenzie. He is survived locally by brothers: James (Anne), Halifax; Leo (Sarah), Plymouth; Jack (Ruth), Plymouth; Joseph (Sharon), Dartmouth; Leonard, NewGlasgow; sisters: Miriam (Jim) Sears, Plymouth; Lillian (Geordie) Moser, Plymouth; Minnie (Bob) MacDonald, MacLellan’s Brook; Camilla (Charlie) Sutherland, Westville; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Gibbons and Mary Thompson and his brother, Jerry.
Funeral Mass was at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Memorial tributes may be made in Ron’s name to the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation at www.theccef.ca.
Online condolences may be made to www.angusfuneralhomes.com

Russell, Kenneth Blair

Funeral service for the late Kenneth Blair Russell, 82, Havre Boucher, formerly of Port Hastings, was held June 8 in Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury, with Nan Corrigan D.M., officiating. Burial was in St. David’s Cemetery, Port Hastings.
Mr. Russell died June 1, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Malay Fall, Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Alvertta and Orestus Russell. He was a member of IBEW and was employed with Nova Scotia Power Corporation for more than 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed reading and cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing ball and was a former member of the Port Hastings Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Myrna LaClare (Kenney) Russell; two daughters, Joy (Dougie) MacLean, Denise (Donald) MacNeil, both of Fort McMurray, Alberta; son, Eric (Jeanette) Russell, Westville; 11 grandchildren Jason (Angela), Erica (Matt), Ryan (Krystal), Lynnie (Dean), Brennan (Katie), Bradly (Choha Lu), Krista, Justin (Christina), Donald (D’Arcy), Marley (Craig), LJ (Kyala); 15 great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Rylee, Ava-Lee, Kinslee, Zara-lee, Carter, Clark, Madelyn, Keira, Donald, Kohen, Tyler, Madison, Alicia, Cobee; sister Phyllis Martin.
He was predeceased by daughter, Angela Dawn Russell; five brothers, Lloyd, Earl, Clyde, Elmer, Graham; six sisters, Wilma, Helen Ivy, Lillian, Wanda, Clarice, Carol.
Memorial donations may be made to the IWL or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Jollota, Carmen Eldon

Funeral service for the late Carmen Eldon Jollota, 81, Sonora, Guysborough County, was held June 4 in St. Mary’s Chapel, Sherbrooke, with Reverend Kristin MacKenzie officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mr. Jollota died May 31, 2017, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Born June 30, 1935, in Sonora, he was a son of the late Frederick and Maude (Burns) Jollota. He met the late Judith Langley, when she was a school teacher in Sonora, and they were married on July 24, 1954. He held a variety of occupations, including school bus driver, school custodian, commercial salmon fisherman and, most notably, fish peddler. He enjoyed interacting with his customers, friends and family in person and on the phone.
He is survived by two daughters, Shelley (Tony) Kaiser, Susanne (Dion) McGrath; four grandsons, Andrew (Hillary) Kaiser, Devin (Hailey) Kaiser, Kelby (Gina) Kaiser, Logan McGrath; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Greysen Kaiser, Ava MacDonald; Suzanne’s mother, Joy Dort; sister, Sylvia Hubley; half-sister, Sherry (Daniel) Evong; sister-in law, Katherine (Edmund) Keddy; half-sister-in-law, Sheila Boutilier; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Judith (Langley); half-brother, Danny Boutilier; brother-in-law, Noble Hubley, half-brother-in-law, Barry Evong; step-father, Joseph Baglole; step-mother, Vivian Jollota; niece, Bethany Keddy.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Online condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com

Sampson, Mildred T.

Funeral service for the late Mildred Theresa ‘Millie’ Sampson, 80, Lynche’s River, Cape Breton, was held June 10 in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Antolin Asor officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Sampson died June 5, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born July 30, 1936, in Lynche’s River, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Mary Jane (Gracie) Stone. She married Benedict Sampson, of River Bourgeois, in November 1955. They lived in Toronto for many years, where she worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia and Toronto Dominion Trust. They returned to Cape Breton in October 1970. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and music. After moving home, she was employed at Richmond Villa, retiring after 26 years of service.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Benedict, Lynche’s River; daughter, Kimberley, Halifax; brother, Richard (Teresa) Stone, Grand Greve; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by four sisters, Katherine (Bill) Fedora, Laura (Ross) Morrison, Mary (Allan) MacLean, Rena (Bernie) Jessome; seven brothers, Johnnie, Tommy (Jane), Danny (Theresa), Charlie (Jean), Clarence (Barbara), John (Sandra), Ernie (Laura).
Memorial donations may be made to St Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.greensfuneralhome.ca

Swaine, Mary Winifred

A graveside service for the late Mary Winifred Swaine, 78, Canso, was held June 8 in Fourth Hill Cemetery, Canso, with Reverend David Wheeler officiating.
Mrs. Swaine died June 3, 2017, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late David and Mandy (Snyder) Schrader. She spent her days baking, quilting, knitting and preparing family meals, including her JELL-O cake for special occasions.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ross; two daughters, Greta (Gordon), Canso; Jacqueline (Gerry), Enfield; two sons, David, Reid, both of Canso; five grandchildren, Roxanna (Jeff), Waverly; Jane (Chad), Calgary; Alexander (Lydia), Bedford; Katherine (Roger), Enfield; Lucas; two great-grandchildren, Allie, Maddie; sister, Nora (Ernie) Martin, Canso; brother, George Schrader, Canso.
She was predeceased by brother, Herman ‘Spud’ Schrader; grandson, James.
Memorial donations may be made to Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough, or to Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

MacFarlane, Dianne A.

Funeral service for the late Dianne Adele ‘Lady Di’ MacFarlane, 67, Williams Point, Antigonish, was held June 3 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Joe MacKenzie officiating.
Mrs. MacFarlane died May 31, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Cindy Doiron, Ronald MacFarlane, Beverly MacFarlane and Shainah MacFarlane. Godchildren Gina Deon and Andrea Jeffrey presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Mary Lillian MacDonald, Shirley Mattie and Linda Chisholm. Music was provided by Ty Wallace.
Active pallbearers were Lorraine Broussard, Maurice Doiron, Patricia Berry, Annette Boyle, Doris Doiron, Bruce Doiron and Stephen Doiron.
Honorary pallbearers were Sheila MacDonald, Lillian Power, Mary Lou MacFarlane, Anne MacDonald, Elaine MacNeil and Diana Ehler.
Born August 15, 1949, she was a daughter of Josephine and the late George Doiron of Pomquet. She graduated from Camp Hill Nursing School as an CNA/LPN. After working in London, Ontario, she began a 42-year career at St Martha’s as a dedicated nurse, retiring in 2013. She enjoyed cooking and always had a special dish or dessert for every occasion. Christmas was very special to her and she prepared for it endlessly. She enjoyed gardening, sewing receiving blankets, second-hand shopping, travelling and a game of cards with a cup of tea. She also had a special place in her heart for her TOPS group and enjoyed long walks and visits with close friends.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband of 38 years, Joe; two daughters, Danielle (Blaire) Chisholm, Andrea; two sons, Daniel (Heather), Allan; three grandchildren, Shainah Dianne, Carter William, Alice Adele; four sisters, Lorraine (Arthur) Broussard, Patricia (Danny) Berry, Annette (Francis) Boyle, Doris (late Donald DeYoung); three brothers, Maurice (Mari), Bruce (Cindy), Stephen.
She was predeceased by her chosen brother , ‘T’ George.
Memorial Donations may be made to CACL or a charity of choice.
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MacDonald, Daniel R.

Funeral service for the late Daniel Roderick MacDonald, 63, Antigonish, formerly of Ohio, was held June 3 in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Josephs, with Father Alphonsus Iwuji officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. MacDonald died May 31, 2017, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Jenna MacDonald and Terry MacDonald. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Urn bearers were George MacDonald and Dominique Skinner.
Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Cleary, Tyler MacPherson, Tyler MacDonald, Dylan MacDonald, Codey MacDonald and Liam MacDonald.
Born September 9, 1953, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Hughie Duncan and Florence (Gillis) MacDonald. He worked as a burner service technician in his earlier years, then worked in construction. He was a very social person. He loved to tell stories and make people laugh. He had a great memory and knowledge of the geneaology of the area. He was happiest when he was outdoors, especially in the woods shearing trees.
He is survived by his daughter, Danielle (Bernie) Skinner, Saltsprings; grandson, Dominique, Saltsprings; four stepchildren, Jane MacDonald, Fraser’s Mills; Ethel (Johnny) MacPherson, Marie Cleary, both of Saltsprings; Edward (Carla) Baxter, Brierly Brook; six siblings, Mary (Ralph) Baxter, Purl Brook; Marg Woodman (Billy), Miramichi, New Brunswick; Carmen (Terry), Country Harbour; Billy (Colleen), St. Josephs; Jackie (Ken) Bayers, Dartmouth; George (Mary), Port Hawkesbury; brother-in-law, Chester MacGrath; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Hughena ‘Weenie’ MacGrath; special friend, Beverly ‘Sue’ Baxter.
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MacDonald, Peter A.

A memorial service for the late Peter Alexander MacDonald, 54, Halifax, formerly of Antigonish, was held June 6 in C. L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish, with Reverend John O. Scott officiating.
Mr. MacDonald died May 30, 2017, in Halifax.
Readers at the memorial service were Mark MacDonald, Shelby Fillmore, Gina White and Stephanie MacDonald. Music was provided by Margaret MacGregor MacDonald and piper Martin MacDonald.
Born July 10, 1962, in Antigonish, he was a son of Helen and the late Bert MacDonald. He graduated from St.F.X. University in 1985. He was employed by Vintage Flooring, Halifax, for the last number of years. He enjoyed many family camping trips to P.E.I., family get-togethers at the cottage, playing hockey and competitive games of golf with his brothers. His quick wit and sense of humour was appreciated by all who knew him.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Heather Fillmore, Halifax; daughter, Emma MacDonald, Halifax; two stepdaughters, Shelby Fillmore, Ashley MacIsaac; six brothers, Paul (May), Vancouver; Boyd, Antigonish; Kevin (Gail), Antigonish; Mark (Caroline), Greensboro, North Carolina; Lorne, Edmonton; Roger, Antigonish; sister, Marie (Andrew) Chisholm, Heatherton; uncle, Archie (Moira) Boyd; two aunts, Irene (Frank) Dempsey, Audrey (Lorne) Mitton; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
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