Friday, Oct 20th, 2017

Obituaries

O’Connor, Mildred C.

Funeral service for the late Mildred Catherine O’Connor, 94, Riverside, Guysborough County, was held October 13 in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Guysborough, with Father Callistus Abazie officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. O’Connor died October 10, 2017, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
Born October 16, 1922, in Guysborough, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Amelia (Andrews) Lucas. She worked as a telephone operator for a number of years and was the postmistress at the Boylston Post Office. She also drove the rural mail to Guysborough Intervale. She was a member of St. Ann’s Parish, Guysborough. She was a long time president of the ladies auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 81 in Guysborough. She also delivered Meals on Wheels for a long period of time.
She is survived by three daughters, Marie (Leon) Ehler, Hamilton, Ontario; Anna Mae (Andy Campbell), Lake Egmont; Marilyn (John), Timberlea; son, David (Myrtle), Dartmouth; daughter-in-law, Rose, Antigonish; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian, Mount Clements, USA.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis; two sons, Edward, Joseph; sister, Carrie; two brothers, Charles, Lawrence.
Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association or to Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Vromans, Maria Leonie

Funeral service for the late Maria Leonie (Baetsen) Vromans, 93, was held October 6 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Vromans died September 30, 2017, in North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia, N.S.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Megan Seedner, Caitlin McCoy and Shannon Martens. Maria Vromans and Katy Vromans presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by James MacPherson and Margaret MacDonald.
Pallbearers were Joshua Beaulieu, Solomon Vromans, Schuyler Vromans, Nicholas Vromans, Nathan McCoy and John Seedner.
The oldest of 15 children, she immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1952, with her husband Harry and infant daughter. Most of her married life was spent in Antigonish, where she dedicated her life to family. She was a great cook. She loved to garden, read and bake. Later in life, she took up oil painting, her artwork depicting florals and pastoral scenes, which are cherished by friends and family.
She is survived by five children, Marie (Horace MacPherson), Liverpool; Aleisha (Bob Beaulieu), Albert (Pauline), both of Coventry, Connecticut; Gus (Patricia), Liverpool, NS; Jackie (Jonathan McCoy), Portsmouth, New Hampshire; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William, Gary, both of Ontario; six sisters, Christine, Annie, Leonie, Greta, all of Nova Scotia; Nellie, Elsie, both of Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Barkhouse, Walter L.

Funeral service for the late Walter Lewis Barkhouse, 89, Antigonish, was held October 11 in St. James United Church, Antigonish, with Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Barkhouse died October 6, 2017, in Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Remembrance was given by Reverend Neil MacDonald. Readers were Cara Vincens, Nicole Huskins, Krista McKenna and Amy Barkhouse. Music was provided by soloist Isabella Rae Graves and organist Hee Jung Choi.
Active pallbearers were Andrew Barkhouse, Darren Barkhouse, Keith Barkhouse, Mitchell Degruchy, Todd Barkhouse and Quinn Hansen.
Honorary pallbearers were Evangeline Babin, Lorraine Layes, Bob Murray, Aurore MacDonell, Harold Barkhouse, Bertie Liem, Hazel Murray, Bill MacNeil, Margie Farrell, Mavis Murray, Vernon Murray, Harold Searle, Helen Searle Ite and Shirley Vinten.
Born June 18, 1928, in Lakeville, Kings County, he was the son of the late Isaac and Hilda (MacDonald) Barkhouse. He grew up in Woodville, where he met and married Jean Power in 1952, and then moved to Antigonish where they raised their family of five children. He enjoyed a 42-year career with Co-op Atlantic as an accountant. He spent 11 years as an accountant with Eastern Co-operative Services in Antigonish, transitioning to their Financial Services Department in 1965. In 1982, he was promoted to Supervisor, Accounting Services, the position he held until his retirement in 1992. He and his wife enjoyed socializing with their close-knit circle of friends, many of whom accompanied them on their extensive travels, visiting and exploring many parts of the world. For many years they wintered in Florida, and made Malignant Cove, Antigonish County, their summer home. He took great pride in maintaining his property at ‘The Cove’ and produced incredible vegetable gardens and blueberry plants. He enjoyed travels in their motor home, played many a game of cards, participated in bowling, badminton, golf and horseshoes and was known to show his style on the dance floor. He was a loyal St. James United Church member, participating in many church functions and events over the years. A role model of integrity, kindness and strength, he recently enjoyed celebrating his 65th wedding anniversary this past summer.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons, Brian (Doreen), David (June), both of Antigonish; two daughters, Kimberley (Mark) Hansen, Halifax; Lori, Antigonish; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Jessie, Antigonish.
He was predeceased by son, Robert; daughter-in-law, Mary (Duggan).
Memorial donations may be made to the St. James United Church Memorial Fund, the Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation, or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Napier, Agnes Ambrosa

Agnes Ambrosa (Kell) Napier, 88, Halifax, died October 6, 2017.
Born December 6, 1928, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late John Thompson and Catherine (Beaton) Kell of South River Road. Educated at St. Francis Xavier University (Mount St. Bernard) and Saint Mary’s University, she graduated summa cum laude as a mature student at SMU with a B.A. in religious studies. She took great pleasure in being the religion teacher for students of St. Francis School. She moved to Halifax in the early 1950s, then Montreal after her marriage. They returned to Halifax, where her husband attended medical school. They settled in Bonavista, Newfoundland, eventually returning to Halifax. She was a painter, tennis player, quoit-toss champion, bridge player, traveller and animal lover. She was a member of Canadian Martyrs Parish, and the Contemporary Art Society. She served on the boards of the Halifax Regional Library and Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, and was instrumental in the donation of 60 acres of family land at Purcell’s Cove for the creation of the Napier Family Conservation Lands. She was retired from the Halifax Regional School Board.
She is survived by three sons, Matthew (Jan), Luke (Jana), David (Maria); daughter, JoAnn; eight grandchildren, Gregory, Laura, Sarah, Julia, Audrey, Robert, Jacob, Peter; sister, Leah (John) Devlin; two brothers, Regis (Marty) Kell, John (Cathy) Kell; sister-in-law, Dianne Kell; brother-in-law, Don Armstrong.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Napier; two sisters, Anne (Bill) Peterson, Mary Armstrong; brother, Neil Kell.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Halifax (www.hospicehalifax.ca) or Bide Awhile Animal Shelter (www.bideawhile.org).
Online condolences: www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca

DeCoste, Helen

Funeral service for the late Helen DeCoste, 83, Antigonish, was held October 9 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish, with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date.
Mrs. DeCoste died October 4, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Alesha Grant, Genny DeCoste and Pauline Chisholm. Aimee MacLean, Jessica Lane and Erin DeCoste presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Ty Wallace and David Bastin–DeCoste.
Pallbearers were Dylan Bastin–DeCoste, Sean DeCoste, Colin DeCoste, Nathan MacMullin, Andre Morell and Josh Chisholm.
Born on February 14, 1934, in Mulgrave, she was a daughter of the late James and Hattie (LeBlanc) Purcell. A wife, mother and homemaker, she spent a number of years as an office administrator at the Coady International Institute and at St.F.X. Extension Department, before moving with her family to Riverview, New Brunswick. She was an avid gardener, talented dressmaker and an accomplished craftsperson. She was an inspiration to those around her for her open mindedness and inclusive attitude toward others. Her love of reading resulted in a life-long passion for arts and culture. One of her many accomplishments was graduating from St.F.X. University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995. She was a leader in the Girl Guides of Canada, taught catechism and volunteered for numerous community fundraising organizations. Later in life, she, along with her husband, dedicated herself to seniors’ issues, both locally and nationally. Most recently, she was on the board of Eastern Mainland Housing Authority.
She is survived by six daughters, Michelle (Michael) Chisholm, Ohio; Celeste, Antigonish; Jeannine (Fred) Munro, Guysborough Intervale; Suzette (Pierre) Morell, Pomquet, Antigonish County; Cari (Stuart), Riverview, New Brunswick; Krista (Randy) Lauff, Fairmount, NS; six sons, Curtis (Sharon), St. Albert, Alberta; Stephen (Dawn), Riverview, NB; Gerard (Judie), Fredericton, NB; Mark (Jean), Montreal; Patrick (Jamie), Toronto; Tim (Tonya), Rivière Qui Barre, AB; 34 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; two sisters, Jean Morrow, Eileen Power, both of Antigonish; two brothers, Leo Purcell, Antigonish; Colin Purcell, Port Hawkesbury.
She was predeceased by her husband, Curtis DeCoste; sister, Genevieve O’Connell; three brothers, Mel, Jimmy, Gerald.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s The Time Is Now! Endowment Campaign.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Smith, Barbara E.

Funeral service for the late Barbara Elizabeth (Rodgers) Smith, 77, Boylston, Guysborough County, was held October 6 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Guysborough Intervale, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith died October 1, 2017, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late Pauline (MacDonald) and Martin Rodgers. She was educated in Guysborough Intervale, followed by high school at Mabou Convent. In 1957, she enrolled in the nursing program at St. Martha’s to begin her dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated from St. Martha’s in 1960 and began her career at Moncton General Hospital. In 1962, she began working at the Civic Hospital, Ottawa. In June of 1962, she married Eugene Smith and continued to work in Ottawa until 1964, when they moved to California. She continued her career at the Bell Medical Center. It was a difficult time to live in California, as she experienced firsthand at work the ravages of the Watts Riots. She and her husband returned to Canada, and worked at Pointe Claire Medical Centre, Pointe Claire, Quebec. During her time in Montreal, she was very active in church activities, especially with youth. She was particularly proud of the development of the youth group which grew to 175 members. In 1982, she and her family moved to Toronto, Ontario, where they remained until 1986, at which time they moved to Athens, Georgia. She resumed her career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, retiring in 2003. It was during this time that the AIDS epidemic was coming to the forefront in patient care and she took a strong stand in pushing for a loving approach for AIDS patients. She always said her patients were all to be treated the St. Martha’s way. In 2006, she and her husband decided to return to Nova Scotia. Within a few days of arriving in Guysborough, she received a phone call and went back to work at Guysborough Memorial Hospital for what she called the eight most wonderful years of her nursing career.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene; three sons, Andrew (Joanne), Kelowna, British Columbia; Paul (Mary), San Francisco, California; Edward (Shauna), Atlanta, Georgia; 10 grandchildren, Kierra and Emmet; Zachary, Danny, Maddie, Emmie and Buddy; Josh, Nicholas and Katie; six brothers, Gerard, Angus (Sheila), Edward (Kathleen), George, Danny (Mary Theresa), Allen (Gwynn); three sisters, Marilyn Rodgers, Phyllis Hart (Donald), Audrey Romita (Frank).
She was predeceased by sister-in-law, Beverley Rodgers; brother-in-law, Padre Juan Roberto Smith.
Memorial donations may be made to the Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

MacDougall, Beverly

Funeral service for the late Beverly Ann (Griffiths) MacDougall, RN, 74, was held October 5 in St. James United Church, Antigonish, with Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian’s Cemetery.
Mrs. MacDougall died October 2, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Urn bearer at the funeral service was Sean MacDougall. Soloist was Bob Rudderham.
Born January 17, 1943, in Florence, Cape Breton, and raised in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Ness) Kiely and George Griffiths. She graduated from Sydney City Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and had an illustrious nursing career in Cape Breton, Pictou County, and later in Antigonish, where she helped found the diabetic clinic. She understood the fears and struggles of her patients and had genuine care and compassion for all those she encountered. In the years since her retirement, the visits, cards and calls from those she served through the diabetic clinic were a testament to all she accomplished. She married Rocky MacDonald on March 22, 1968, and her support of his professional boxing career and the decades of refereeing that followed, brought them to various corners of the earth and made them friends around the world. Her generosity and commitment to community expressed itself in her volunteering with the Canadian Association for Community Living; as president of the Canadian Diabetes Association and in the many charities she supported.
She is survived by her son, Sean (Nicole), Hantsport, NS; two daughters, Stacey (Gord), Castlegar, British Columbia; Jody (Stephen) MacIntyre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; seven grandchildren, Logan, Ayla, Avery, Lily, Caelan, Rory, Ashtyn; brother-in-law, Donnie (Theresa) MacDougall; sister-in-law, Margaret (Jack) Carmichael; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rocky.
Memorial donations may be made to the CACL or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Ash, Theressa E.

Funeral service for the late Theressa Elizabeth Ash, 72, Monastery, Antigonish County, was held October 7 in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Father John Barry officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Ash died October 1, 2017, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Kathy Rhodes, Linda Moore and Charlotte Williams. Altar servers were Donnie Pitts, Myles Somers and Francis Delorey. Gregory Pelly, Duan Ash and Asha Pelly presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace and Esther Medley.
Active pallbearers were James Ash, George Ash, Philip Ash, Clair Byard, Robert Ash and Steve Morris.
Honorary pallbearers were Mandy MacDougall, Angela Williams, Theresa Borden, Shirley Daye, Linda Desmond, Gail Borden, Beryl Phee and Joanne Mattie.
Born August 21, 1945, in Lincolnville, she was the eldest child of Annie Mae (Morris) and the late George Joseph Ash. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, both at home and away. She enjoyed playing bingo, listening to country music, and having tea with her friends at her kitchen table. She was a member of the Tracadie Seniors Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret (Danny), Halifax; Darlene (Raymond),Oakville, Ontario; three sons, Lenny (Lynn), Wayne (Marsha), George (Lillian), all of Halifax; 10 grandchildren, Gregory, Duan, Asha, Sequain, Danaysia, Samara, Zion, Danika, Dominique, Noah; five sisters, Sophie (Fred) Lawrence, Mary Ash, Rhoda (James) Jordan, Valerie (Clair) Ash, Hilda Usher; seven brothers, George (Cathy), Robert (Lorraine), Doug (Kathy), Philip (Carol Ann), Steve Morris (Tilley), Timmy (Gloria), James (Doreen).
She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; son, Paul.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Rudolph, Sheldon

A graveside service for the late Sheldon Parker Rudolph, 75, Liscomb, Guysborough County, was held October 12 in St. Luke’s Anglican Church Cemetery, with Reverend Kristin MacKenzie officiating.
Mr. Rudolph died October 5, 2017, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Sherbrooke.
He was a son of the late Katie M. Rudolph. Over the years, he worked as a lobster fisherman, satellite technician, snow plow operator and owned and operated a trucking and backhoe business for more than 40 years. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by several cousins.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences: [email protected]

Carroll, James Edwin

Funeral service for the late James Edwin ‘Ebbie’ Carroll, 90, Guysborough, was held September 30 in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Guysborough, with Father Callistus Abazie officiating. Burial was in St. Ann’s Parish Cemetery.
Mr. Carroll died September 27, 2017, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born May 8, 1927, in Sherbrooke, he was the eldest son of the late Patrick McFarlane Carroll and Ada (Jordan) Carroll. He grew up in Sherbrooke during the Great Depression and Second World War. Both events played a significant role in defining his perspective and priorities in life. He instilled in his children the importance of family, personal integrity, working with a purpose, thrift and providing a helping hand, where one is needed. His entire working career was spent as an employee of Maritime Tel and Tel Co. Ltd., later Aliant and Bell Aliant. Most of his working life was spent in eastern Guysborough County, where he was known as ‘the telephone man’. He was a man of many talents and self-taught skills. He was an excellent cook, and could turn his hand to carpentry, plumbing, electrical and mechanical tasks. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, riding his snowmobile and in his younger years, playing hockey. Throughout his life, but particularly during his retirement, he was an accomplished gardener. During the early part of his retirement years, he also enjoyed raising beef cattle as a hobby. For 25 years, he served as a member of the Guysborough Volunteer Fire Department and also was a member of the Guysborough County Seniors’ Housing Board. He was an avid curler at the Chedabucto Curling Club, until the age of 83, and received an Honorary Lifetime Member Award.
He is survived by four daughters, Coleen Jones (Francis), Antigonish; Patricia Deagle (Lawrence), Anita Hall (Phillip), both of Guysborough; Edwina Chisholm, Antigonish; two sons, Robert (Leslie), New Glasgow; Gordon (Norma-Jean), Truro; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lillian Carroll, Sherbrooke.
He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Mary Dorothea ‘Dot’ (Anderson) Carroll; daughter, Katherine Anne Uher; two brothers, Robert, Lawrence.
Memorial donations may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

MacDonald, Rev. D. D.

Mass of Christian Burial for the late Reverend Donald Douglas MacDonald, OMI, 84, was held October 3 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Burial was in Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Mission, B. C.
Father MacDonald died September 24, 2017, in Brock Fahrni Pavilion, Vancouver, BC.
Born July 14, 1933, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Angus Ronald and Marie (MacInnis) MacDonald. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate December 19, 1959, in Antigonish.
Fr. DD is survived by two sisters, Phyllis (Ronald) McLeod, Connecticut; Moira (Leonard) Prekel, Michigan; brother, Ronald ‘DD’ (Myrna) MacDonald, Antigonish.
He was predeceased by sister, Annette MacDonald; brother, John R. MacDonald.

Kennedy, Margaret E.

A private graveside service was held for the late Margaret Elizabeth Kennedy, RN, 83, California.
Ms Kennedy died September 27, 2017, at her summer home in Malignant Cove, Antigonish County.
Born December 28, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Catherine (MacDonald) Kennedy. She graduated as an RN in 1956, nursed for a year in North Sydney, then moved to California, where she nursed for more than 50 years. Her roots were deep and she enjoyed coming home every summer to her cottage in Malignant Cove. She had a great compassion and love for all living creatures, especially her dogs.
She is survived by three brothers, Jim (Mary), Fred (Janet), Norm (Mary); sister, Charlotte Patricia ‘Patsy’ Marr; special cousins, Ronnie (Tracey) and Jeannie MacDonald; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by aunt and uncle, Mary and Lawrence MacDonald (West End Market); cousin, Michael MacDonald.
Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Haines, Max

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, at his home in Toronto. Beloved husband of Marilyn. Loving father and father-in-law of Susan Haines, Maureen and Elliot Hudes, Eleanor and David Star of Montreal. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Lukey and the late Sammy Mosher, the late Shirley and Morty Star, and the late Walter and Shirley Roll. Devoted grandfather of Shawn and Holly, Jay, Alexandra, Fayth, Jake, and Carley. Loving Uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Service was held October 17 at Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Avenue West. Interment was in Community Section of Pardes Chaim Cemetery. Shiva #1103-53 Widdicombe Hill Blvd. Memorial donations may be made to the Baycrest Foundation 416-785-2875 www.baycrest.org/donations

d’Entremont, Paul L.

Funeral service for the late Paul Louis d’Entremont, 77, Aspen, Guysborough County, formerly of Halifax, was held October 4 in St. Benedict Church, Halifax, with Dinah Simmons officiating.
Mr. d’Entremont died September 29, 2017, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Sherbrooke.
Readers at the funeral service were Carol Beaver, Daniel Stone and Sheila MacNeil. Music was provided by St. Benedict Choir and soloist Peter Rawding.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Club 161.
Born in Meteghan River, he was a son of the late Desire and Gertrude (Amirault). He was raised in Halifax and retired to Aspen after a long career at Bedford Institute of Oceanography. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was an avid skier, hunter and salmon fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Carnell); two daughters, Colette (Thane), Michelle (Marc); two granddaughters, Elyse, Rielle; brother, Victor (Olive), Moncton; two sisters Evie (Larry) Babcock, Kelowna; Phyllis, Vancouver.
Memorial donations may be made to the Red Cross or charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Curry, Charles L.

Funeral service for the late Charles Leonard ‘Chuck’ Curry, 72, Antigonish, was held September 29 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Andrew Boyd officiating, assisted by Fathers Donald MacGillivray, P.J. Baccardax, Bill Crispo, Fred Morley and Reverend Sue Channen. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Curry died September 24, 2017, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Cathie Lynn Curry MacDonald, Cheryl Melnyk and Bill MacNeil. Kim and Aibhlinn Curry, Andrea Peach and Eileen Curry presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Irene LeForte, Marie Feltmate and Mary Purcell. Music was provided by organist/soloist Margaret MacGregor MacDonald, soloists Tyrus Wallace, Verna MacDonald and violinist John Pellerin. Drummers at the cemetery were the Kiju Boys of Paqtnkek First Nation. Professional colleagues formed an honour guard.
Active pallbearers were David Curry, Robert Curry, Bill Curry, Blaise Curry, John Czifrik and Lisa Curry.
Honorary pallbearers were Vernon Dee, C.J. MacMullin, Will Wong, Alvin Ross, Tom Curry, Mike Melnyk, John R. Prosper, Harlan MacLeod, Doug McDiarmid, Ralph Courtnage, Breton Murphy, Lorraine Reddick and Joe Guthro.
Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Charles Leo and Mary (McLaughlin) Curry. On May 1, 1966, he and his brother, Frank, opened the doors of Curry’s Funeral Home on Church Street, Antigonish, which they operated alongside the ambulance service started three years earlier. The funeral home would be renamed Curry Bros. Funeral Directors in 1970, and in 1994 they moved to their location on College Street. In 1997, his wife, Joanne, purchased Frank’s shares of the company, and as C.L. Curry Funeral Services, they became partners in business as well as life.
The integrity of funeral service was of the utmost importance to him. He had been president and secretary-treasurer of the Nova Scotia Licensed Embalmers and Funeral Directors Association; founding member, secretary-treasurer, and president of the Canadian Independent Group of Funeral Homes, executive adviser to the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia (FSANS); FSANS representative to the Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, where he was also chairman 2010 – 2014; Nova Scotia Representative to the Board of Directors of the Funeral Service Association of Canada for nine years; president of the Funeral Service Association of Canada and recipient of its prestigious Award of Merit in 2007.
He was also a founding member of the Nova Scotia Ambulance Operators Association. He held numerous executive positions, including president, and was instrumental in their government negotiations. He gave back to his community, and served as chairman of the building committee for the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), president of the Kinsmen Club of Antigonish; and for 10 years served as chairman of the Antigonish District School Board.
He loved to retreat to his cottage in Halfway Cove, and Guysborough County always held a special place in his heart.
He will forever be remembered for his sense of humour and his deep love of family. The lessons that he taught his children about loyalty, kindness and respect will never be forgotten. He exemplified this not only in his own friendships, but also in how he welcomed his children’s friends into his home and heart. He cared deeply about the families that he served, and he was so appreciative of the trust his community placed in him and dearly cherished the friendship and support he received.
He is survived by his wife and his partner, Joanne (Doyle); three children, Patrick (Kimberley), Rosemary, and Tom (Glynis Stewart); his precious granddaughter, Aibhlinn Jennifer; four sisters, Charmayne, Eileen, Florence Ann (Kevin) Peach, all of Glace Bay; Rosemary (Nick) Czifrik, Salem, New Hampshire; five brothers, Michael (Jean), Glace Bay; Arthur (Anne), Antigonish; Joe (late Sandra), New Waterford; Frank, Edmonton; Ernie (Elizabeth), Antigonish; brother-in-law, Ed (Ginger) Murphy, Sydney; two sisters-in-law, Cathy, Halifax; Cecelia, Stellarton; 31 nieces and nephews, for whom he cared so much.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Theresa Murphy, Sr. Marilyn Curry, CSM; three brothers, Dr. Bill, Gerard, John, in infancy; nephew, Bill Curry; niece, Janice Peach.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Time is Now! Campaign, the Antigonish Town and County Palliative Care Society, or Ladies Auxiliary of Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Peters, Carroll P.

Funeral service for the late Carroll Phillip Peters, 59, Antigonish, formerly of Lakevale, Antigonish County, was held October 2 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating, assisted by Father Andrew Boyd. Burial was in St. Columba Parish Cemetery, Lakevale.
Mr. Peters died September 27, 2017, in the R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Nancy MacDonald, Casandra Quik and Beth Wolters. L’Arche community members Tommy Landry, Donny MacIntosh, Joe MacPherson and Carol Ann Boyle presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Al Masters and Willie Westenenk. Music was provided by James MacPherson.
Urn carrier was Bobby Peters.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Billy and Tootsie (Marcott) Peters. As one of 13 children, he loved to be surrounded by small children and was a special uncle to his nieces and nephews. He became a proud member of L’Arche Antigonish, where he thrived. While there, he enjoyed baking, bowling, shooting pool at Dooley’s, skating with players from the St.F.X. football team and going to the movies with friends. He also enjoyed therapeutic riding with Clair Reeves and swim sessions with the late Hubert Spekkens. His smile won him many friends and he especially loved ladies.
He is survived by four sisters, Rose, Betty (Darrell), Ann (Steve), all of Antigonish; Kathie (Norm), New Glasgow; seven brothers, Joe, Saint John, New Brunswick; Jim (Annie), Bobby (Kim), Hugh, all of Antigonish; Pat (Cindy), New Glasgow; John(Wynsong), Alaska; Donnie, Alberta; many nieces and nephews; as well as his second family at L’Arche Antigonish.
He was predeceased by brother, Johnny.
Memorial donations may be made to L’Arche Antigonish.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

Parks, Marion Hilda

Funeral service for the late Marion Hilda Parks, 93, formerly of Steep Creek, Guysborough County, and New Minas, was held September 29 in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, with Reverend Debra Mosher officiating. Burial was in Willow Bank Cemetery, Wolfville.
Mrs. Parks died September 26, 2017, in Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth.
Born in Roachvale, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late William and Susan Cook. She resided in Steep Creek prior to moving to New Minas. A graduate of the Provincial Normal College, Truro, she enjoyed teaching for many years. In addition to volunteering with the Red Cross and United Church, she enjoyed reading, gardening and knitting.
She is survived by four sons, Brenton (Pat), Hantsport; Keith (Markia), Debert; Donald (Lisa), Hantsport; Alfred, New Minas; four daughters, Sandra (Wayne) Dean, Hammonds Plains; Sharon (Maurice) Belliveau, Northport; Carolyn (Ralph) MacDonald, Welland, Ontario; Emily (Michael) Samson, South Alton; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Judson Parks; sister, Alice Burns.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
Online condolences: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com

McNeill, Clara Louise

Interment of the late Clara ‘Louise’ McNiell, 72, Cow Bay, was held October 4 in Port Felix Cemetery, Guysborough County.
Mrs. McNeill died September 27, 2017, in Dartmouth General Hospital.
Born in Port Felix, she was the eldest child of Excilda (Cashin) and the late Patrick Boudreau. She graduated from the School of Nursing at the Halifax Infirmary in 1964.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert ‘Bob’; two sons, Robert, John; granddaughter, Katie; five grandsons, Kyle, Bradley, Justin, Zachary, Jesse; two great-granddaughters, Paisley, Jaclyn; three sisters, Celine Munroe, White Head; Cynthia (Harold Creamer), Port Felix; Joan (Mike) Flemming, Aspen; brother, David (Nancy), Port Felix; brother-in-law, Herman Rhynold, Antigonish, sister-in-law, Lori Boudreau, Port Felix; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sister, Karen Rhynold; brother, Arthur; brother-in-law, Wayne Munroe.
Online condolences: www.coleharbourfuneral.com

Carter, Mary Lila

A celebration of life for the late Mary ‘Lila’ Carter, 94, Arichat, was held September 29 in St. Peter’s Lions Hall with Pastor William Owens officiating.
Mrs. Carter died September 25, 2017, in St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre, Arichat.
Born November 22, 1922, in Sampsonville, Richmond County, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Sampson. She was a member of St. Peter’s Christian Church in St. Peters. She had great devotion to the Lord, and always had a ready smile, a hug and kiss. She enjoyed playing dice with her family and search word puzzles.
She is survived by four daughters, Anne, Joyce (Howard), Carolyn (Doug), Donna (Jackie); five sons, Melvin (Judy), Wayne (MaryEllen), Dwight (Joyce), Reid (Vonnie), Martin; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie; daughter, Mabel; son, Carl; son-in-law, Joe; six sisters, Melinda, Beatrice, Delrosa, Peggy, Grace and Genevieve; seven brothers, Enos, Patrick, Whiley, Martin, DY, Theodore, Bernard.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre.

Horton, Lloyd E.

Funeral service for the late Lloyd Edward ‘Sonny’ Horton, 87, Canso, was held October 3 in Canso United Baptist Church, with his friend Reverend David Wheeler officiating. Burial was in Bayview Baptist Cemetery, Half Island Cove.
Mr. Horton died September 23, 2017, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born April 30, 1930, in Halifax, and raised in Canso, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Alverta (Burns) Horton. He worked as a mechanic for 40 years in Toronto, retiring to the Maritimes in 1991. He enjoyed the outdoors, particularly boating, camping, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed a good cup of tea, fresh lobster, watching baseball and hockey, and all things related to cars and trucks.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Connie (Harris), Canso; son, Todd, North Bay, Ontario; four sisters, Hazel (John) DeRabbie, Bancroft, Ont.; Ruby (Ross) Haverstock, Hammonds Plains; Joyce (Richard) Wasalasko, Spruce Grove, Alberta; Marilyn (Peter) Keeble, Bedford; cousin, Muriel Swaine (Francis) Lyons, Belleville, Ont.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
He was predeceased by brother, Arthur Horton.
Memorial donations may be made to Canso United Baptist Church, 1238 Union Street, Canso, NS, B0H 1H0.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com