Thursday, Nov 27th, 2014

Obituaries

Baxter, Anne Gertrude

Funeral service for the late Anne Gertrude Baxter, 95, Purl Brook, Antigonish County, was held November 23 in St. James United Church with Reverend Peter Smith officiating. Burial was in St. James/St. Paul Cemetery.
Mrs. Baxter died November 19, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral service were Sister Catherine MacGillivray (remembrance) and Abbie Ingraham. Music was provided by Sheila Davison.
Pallbearers were Shawn Baxter, Jeff Landry, Chris Rhynold, Edward Baxter, Kevin MacDonald and Alex Cole.
Born August 6, 1919, in North East Margaree, Inverness County, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Phillips) Etheridge. She moved to Antigonish in her late teens to help an aging aunt and uncle on their farm in Purl Brook. It was here where she met her husband, Lawrence and raised her family of five children. She was an avid reader and did beautiful quilts and handiwork before the deterioration of her eyesight. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She worked as a baker at Adams Bakery, Antigonish, doing work that she enjoyed, where she continued to work until her retirement.
She is survived by son, Ralph (Mary), Purl Brook; two daughters, Marilyn (Brian) Landry, Beaver Bank; Marcia (David) Rhynold, Purl Brook; great-grandson, Shawn (at home); 10 grandchildren, Cheryl, Chris, Kim, Jeff, Lisa, Jane, Ethel, Marie, Edward, Danielle; 15 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; three sisters, Abigail Ingraham, Lower Truro; Lyla MacPhee, Brookfield; Rena Jelic, Oliver, British Columbia; brother, Harry Etheridge, Middle River.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence; two sons, Douglas, Lawrence (Lorne); daughter-in-law, Beverly; granddaughter, Patricia, in infancy; grandson, David Martin, in infancy; four sisters, Josephine Miller, Rosamond Wilson, Sarah Williams, Yvonne Lyons; brother, Thomas Etheridge.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Wilkie, Mary Isabel

Funeral service for the late Mary Isabel Wilkie, 89, Tracadie, was held November 21 in St. Peter’s Church with Father John Barry officiating.
Mrs. Wilkie died November 18, 2014, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
Reader at the funeral Mass was Alice Mattie. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace.
Pallbearers were Chad Mattie, Roger Sanford, Larry Maloney, Larry Wilkie, Brent Falconer and Ryan Murphy.
Born in Salmon River, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (MacPherson) Markie. She worked as a hairdresser until she married Roland ‘Rolly’ Wilkie in 1946. They operated the Hillside Restaurant in Tracadie for many years. Shortly after her husband’s death, she moved to Halifax where she ran a rooming house. Upon returning to Antigonish, she rented several properties in town. She returned to Tracadie after retiring and enjoyed playing cards, knitting and watching soaps.
She is survived by son, Jimmy, Alberta; daughter, Anita (David) Mattie, Monastery; three grandchildren, Chad, Trina, Marlee; cousin, Annabelle Kennedy, Giants Lake.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roland; son, Leonard ‘Lennie’, in infancy; daughter Linda, in infancy; three brothers, John, Jim, Tom; two sisters, Anne Doucette, Catherine Maloney.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Boucher, William John ‘Billie’

Funeral service for the late William John ‘Billie’ Boucher, 81, Cape Jack, Antigonish County, was held November 20 in St. Paul’s Church with Father J. Roy Boucher, OMI, officiating, assisted by Father Allan MacPhie, Father Hugh James MacDonald, OMI, Father Charles Donovan, OMI, Father Gilbert Bertrand, OMI, Father Bill Crispo, Deacon Berkley Guthro and Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Boucher died November 16, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were eulogist Madison MacQuarrie, Anthony Boucher and Mona MacDonald. Angela Meagher, Janessa DeCoste and Emma MacQuarrie presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Leonie Almeda and Anne Marie Meagher. Music was provided by St. Paul’s Choir and Sister Catherine MacGillivray. Members of Cape Breton Carpenter’s Union Local 1588 formed an honour guard.
Active pallbearers were Chris Cameron, Devin Brow, Jeremy DeCoste, Corey MacAskill, Gaelan Hanlon and Quentin Boucher.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Boucher, Pierre Boucher, Tony Boucher, Paul Carpenter, Dennis Kelly and Danny Wood.
Born in Cape Jack, he was the son of the late John Charles and Mary Bernadette (DeCoste) Boucher. He worked as a fisherman and carpenter. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Local 1588. He occupied his childhood family home for most of his life. He enjoyed his retirement, keeping himself busy with vegetable gardening, mowing the lawn, playing cards, making jigsaw puzzles and family visits. His many wood working projects can be found throughout his family and friends’ homes.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie Jean (Fougere); six daughters, Debbie (Gary) Brow, Havre Boucher; Ramona (Steve) MacAskill, Halifax; Marjorie (Gordon) Cameron, Sydney; Brenda (Rick) Hanlon, Linwood; Patricia (Dale) DeCoste, Edmonton; Francine (Allan) MacQuarrie, Halifax; three sons, Charlie (Diane) Boucher, Calgary; Anthony (Kathy) Boucher, Calgary; Greg (Sheryl) Boucher, Antigonish; 23 grandchildren, Angela, Christopher, Janessa, Kendra, Melissa, Nicole, Devin, Lindsay, Jeremy, Jordan, Corey, Gaelan, Tara, Madison, Quentin, Sarah, Neil, Victoria, Amanda, Brendan, Megan, Rylan, Emma; eight great-grandchildren, Lily, Easton, Lexi, Allie Rae, Seth, Grace, Ella; two brothers, Gus (Anne), Havre Boucher; Reverend J. Roy, OMI, Arnprior, Ontario; four sisters, Theresa DeCoste, Havre Boucher; Isabelle (Elmer) Fougere, Havre Boucher; Edith Boucher, Arnprior; Anne (John) Van Wyk, Arnprior; two sisters-in-law, Edna Boucher, New Glasgow; Kay Boucher, Antigonish; brother-in-law, Leonard (Alice) Fougere, Powell River British Columbia; many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
He was predeceased by son, Leonard Joseph, in infancy; five brothers, Bernard, Joe, Charlie, Harry, Victor; sister, Marjorie, in infancy; two sister-in-laws, Elaine Boucher, Marjorie Fougere; brother-in-law, Damien DeCoste; two step-brothers-in-law, Joe and Stanley Carpenter; three step-sisters-in-law, Hazel DeYoung, Bernadette MacDonald, Bernice Webb.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com

Hart, Gerald Raymond

Funeral service for the late Gerald Raymond Hart, 69, Boylston, Guysborough County, was held November 22 in Boylston United Church with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hart died November 9, 2014, at home.
Born April 18, 1945, he was a son of the late Earl and Jean (Whidden) Hart. At the age of 18, he moved to Halifax and began his career in electric motor repair at the Halifax Armature Works. He returned home where he took over his father’s local convenience store. Years later, he returned to electric motor repair and started his own business in Boylston. He enjoyed golf, curling, softball, music and animals. In the last number of years he spent his Wednesday evenings at the Crow’s Nest as a country and western entertainer.
He is survived by son, Jody, Boylston; daughter, Terri (Jacob), Halifax; two grandchildren, Isaac, CJ; two sisters, Audrey (Sidney) MacPherson, Manchester; Diane (Shawn) Hadley, Guysborough; two brothers, Jack (Jeannie) Hart, Guysborough; Kevin (Brenda) Hart, Edmonton; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Hazen, Robert ‘Bobby’, David, Eric; sister, Donna Pile-Lumsden.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

MacGrath, Robert

Funeral service for the late Robert Francis MacGrath, 68, Aspen, Guysborough County, was held November 20 in Kirk Memorial United Church, Aspen, with Reverend Derek Elsworth officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. MacGrath died November 14, 2014 at home.
Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Fraser and Lois (Jordan) MacGrath. He was a lifelong resident of Aspen. He was employed with the Department of Highways, with Ian McKeen on his dairy farm and most recent with his brothers, L&E MacGrath Trucking. He enjoyed playing cards and watching television.
He is survived by six sisters, Mary, Ontario; Jean (John)Simms, Sherbrooke; Margaret, Glenelg; Erma (Donald) Bowles, Springfield, Antigonish County; Agnes (John) Archibald, Newtown; Minnie (Russell) MacLaughlin, Glenelg; three brothers, Chester, Aspen; Lloyd (Cindy), Melrose; James, Ontario; sister-in-law, Jo-Ann; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Ellis, Charles, John, Thomas; sister, Mary, in infancy; two sisters-in-law, Winnie, Marita; brother-in-law, Russell.
Online condolences: [email protected]

Fraser, James ‘Jim’ Edward

Funeral service for the late James Edward Fraser, 67, was held November 18 in Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche, with Reverend Penny Nelson officiating. Burial was in Bayhead Cemetery.
Mr. Fraser died November 13, 2014, in the QEII Health Science Centre, Halifax.
Born April 22, 1947, in Antigonish, he was a son of the late James Frederick and Hazel (Stone) Fraser, Somers Road. After graduation from high school in Antigonish,he worked in the construction industry prior to returning to the Nova Scotia Agriculture College, from where he graduated in Agricultural Business Technology in 1969. Following graduation, he worked with several local businesses including John D. MacDonald Farm Equipment in Antigonish, Carl Allen Collection Agencies in Truro, and Trans Canada Credit, Truro and Amherst. He always had an interest in business ventures and was involved in several of his own, starting with a farm equipment and dairy supply business in the 1970s, followed by management of an Ultramar Service Station in Tatamagouche for the next 20 years. Following the closure of the service station, he worked for Earl Tucker Masonary and Edwin Cameron’s farm, Horse Power Hotel for a period of time. He managed the North Colchester River Restoration Project for several years, prior to beginning his current position as manager of the Northumberland Fish Co-op, Toney River. He met Donna Langille while attending the NSAC and they married in 1974. They purchased her parents farm in Bayhead in 1976. This began a lifelong dedication to the agricultural industry, beginning with a feeder hog operation, prior to switching to the beef and sheep sectors. He was a supporter of the Federation of Agriculture, Pork Producers Association, Cattle Producers, Northumberland Sheep Breeders and 4-H. He was currently president of the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers. He was interested in all manner of politics. He was an avid historian.
Jim is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna (Langille); daughter, Jamie May; son, Tyler; sister,Rev. Bonnie Fraser, New Glasgow; three brothers, William (Janet), Antigonish; Colin (Mary), Saint John, New Brunswick; Paul (Sandra), Iqaluit, NU.; mother-in-law, Helen Langille, Bayhead; brother-in-law, Wilfred Monk, Burford, Ontario.
He was predeceased by his sister, Sharon; father-in-law, Charles Langille.
Online condolences: www.mmcfunerals.com

Farrell, Norma (Rogers)

Funeral service for the late Norma (Rogers) Farrell, 62, Glace Bay, was held November 19 in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Father Leo Boone officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Farrell died November 14, 2014, in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Alfred Rogers and the late Helen (MacGillivary) Rogers. She graduated from Teachers College, Truro, and taught for 32 years, the majority of those years at Holy Cross and John Bernard Croak School, Glace Bay. She enjoyed reading, bingo, baking and travelling down south; especially to Cuba.
Besides her father, she is survived by two sons, Craig Farrell (Nicole), Glace Bay; Jason Farrell (Janet), Kentucky, U.S.A.; granddaughter, Jenna Farrell; brother, Gerald ‘Gerry’ Rogers (Gail), Port Hood; two nieces, Kim LeBlanc (Chris), Ashli Rogers; two nephews, Brad LeBlanc (Rebecca), Justin Rogers.
She was predeceased by son, Matthew George Farrell, in infancy; sister, Marie LeBlanc; brother, George Rogers.
Online condolences: www.vjmcgillivray.ca

Andrews, Lindsay Winston

Funeral service for the late Lindsay Winston Andrews, 69, Boylston, Guysborough County, was held November 15 in Boylston United Church, with Reverend Heather Manuel officiating. Burial was in Boylston Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Andrews died November 12, 2014.
Born in Manchester, Guysborough Co., on September 14, 1945, he was a son of the late James Osborne and Mary Stella (Wilcox) Andrews. He enjoyed his quiet Manchester life, his children and grandchildren as they visited. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He had been employed with Nova Scotia Department of Transportation before moving on to R. Cook Enterprise, where he enjoyed the fresh open air building roads, installing wells and basements for people. He had not a care in the world how dirty he got when excavating or bulldozing.
He is survived by six children, Darlene, Truro; Glenda (Aubrey), Calgary; Trina (Robert), Kevin (Tanya), all of Antigonish; Melanie (Brent), Lower Sackville; Christopher, at home; 10 grandchildren, Stephen, Ryan, Donovan, Savannah, Stephanie, Chelsea, Tyler, Kassandra, Elizabeth and Grayson; two sisters, Myrtle (Lou) Baxter, Brighton, Ont; Evelyn MacDonald, Antigonish.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Elaine (Chisholm) Andrews; five sisters, Florence, Hazel, Edith, Eva and Elsie; two brothers, Harvey and Ralph.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Cashin, Donna Marie

Funeral service for the late Donna Marie (Llewellyn) Cashin, 68, Cole Harbour, Guysborough County, formerly of Georgetown, P.E.I., was held November 14 in St. Joseph’s Church, Port Felix, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
She was a daughter of the late Chester (Bill) and Phyllis Llewellyn (Moury) of Georgetown, PEI. Throughout her life she enjoyed shopping, listening and singing along to her favorite music, travelling, spending time with family and friends, cooking her delicious meals, which she loved to share with everyone. She always took the time to send cards and make phone calls to her loved ones.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Cyril; grandson, Sean, Ontario; two sisters, Doreen (Joe) Shepard, Charlene (Brian) Somers; brother, Glen (Gertie) Llewellyn, all of P.E.I.; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by son, Brian; daughter-in-law, Kim; sister, Debbie; brother, Garry; niece, Lorrie-Anne; grandniece, Melina; parents-in-law, Geraldine and Stanley Cashin; special friends, Bryce and Denise Joudrey.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Cashin, Reverend Robert Emmett

Funeral service for the later Reverend Robert Emmett Cashin, 63, Toronto, former Priest of the Archdiocese of Halifax, was held November 15 in St. Joseph’s Church, Port Felix, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Born in Antigonish on September 7, 1950, he was a son of the late Francis and Velda (Cashen) Cashin of Port Felix, Guysborough County. He received his early education in Port Felix, completed his junior high in Tracadie, Antigonish County, and his high school years at Guysborough High. He then attended St. Mary’s University, and Pine Hill Divinity Seminary College, Halifax for his theological studies. Reverend Cashin was ordained to the Priesthood May 19, 1979 at St. Mary’s Basilica, Halifax by the Most Reverend James Hayes. Father “Bob” served as a priest at St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Thomas Aquinas, Halifax, Immaculate Conception, Dartmouth and St. Peter’s Parish, Sheet Harbour. He also worked with the Church Marriage Tribunal and Nova Scotia Department of Community Services. In 1998, he moved to Toronto where he chose to minister to the homeless and non-denominational parishes, where he was held in high regard for his kindness and generosity, assisting the less fortunate. He retired from full time ministry in 2010 due to illness.
He is survived by two brothers, Howard (Doreen) and Donald (Alana), Port Felix; three sisters, Mary Ann Casey (Doug), Cole Harbour, Guysborough County; Connie Rhynold (companion Nelson), Upper Whitehead; Donna (Emery) Horne, Beaverbank; four nieces; Norma, Sherry, Wendy, Sylvia; three nephews, Paul, Dale, Pierre; sister-in-law, Lorna Cashin; numerous cousins; close friends, Debbie Platt and David Teasdale.
He was predeceased by brother, Roderick; nephew, Gerard MacDonald.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Dunlop, Virginia R. (Worth)

Virginia R. (Worth) Dunlop, Boutilier’s Point, Nova Scotia, died November 7, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, David Dunlop; son, Bill; daughter, Michele (Mike Joyce); five sisters, Shirley Worth, Moncton, NB; Marie Worth, Bedford, NS; Theresa Caswell, Saint John, NB; Marilyn (Robert) Mackinnon, Lantz, NS; three brothers, Lloyd, Lawrence (Joan), both of Horton’s Cove, NS; Bobby, Guysborough, NS; brother-in-law, Bruce Dunlop, Winnipeg, MB; many nieces and nephews.
Born in Cooks Cove, Guysborough County, she was one of 13 children of the late Murray G. and Catherine (Williams) Worth. She was predeceased by two sisters, Joan and Marjorie; three brothers, Wesley, George and Elton.

Anderson, Norman Roberts

The Honourable Norman Roberts Anderson, LLB, 83, died November 9, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Edith (Pyle), Kentville; two daughters, Katherine, Dartmouth; Caroline Adams, Coldbrook; son, John, Dartmouth; special in-law children, DeVon Adams, Debbie MacPherson Anderson and David Rennie; five grandchildren, Robert and Alex Adams, Coldbrook; Lilly (Elizabeth) and Royce Rennie, Dartmouth; Benjamin Anderson, Dartmouth; three brothers, A. Murray Anderson, R. Wentworth Anderson and Alick G. Anderson, all of Sherbrooke; many nieces, nephews, sister and brothers-in-law.
Online condolences: [email protected]

Robertson, Kathryn Jean

Kathryn Jean Robertson, 59, Stellarton, died November 11, 2014.
She is survived by three children, Laura (John)Ashton, Medicine Hat, AB; Greg Robertson (Elaine MacDonald), Lakevale, NS; Jeff Robertson (Emma MacKinnon), Fort St. John, BC; four grandchildren Elijah, Noah, Oliver and Violet; three brothers Jim Skinner (Marina Reynolds), Truro; Carl (Joan) Skinner, Milford; Ken (Ann)Skinner, Sylvan Lake, Alberta; special friends Carol Holowachuk, Donna Gennoe and Helen LaSalle.
Born in New Glasgow she was a daughter of the late Wellington and Hazel Crummey. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Reta Skinner, and Wellington and Hazel Crummey; brother, Douglas.
Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com

MacLellan, Florence Ann

Funeral service for the late Florence Ann MacLellan, 95, S.W. Margareee and Antigonish, will be held at a later date in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, S.W. Margaree, with her nephew Fr. Danny MacLennan officiating.
Mrs. MacLellan died November 7, 2014, in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home.
Born January 7, 1919, on Victoria Road, Dunvegan, Inverness County, she was the daughter of Roderick ‘Rod Rory Archie’ and Katie (MacDougall) MacLennan. After graduating from Provincial Normal College, she taught school in several areas of Inverness County. She was a dedicated member of her church and sang in the choir for many years. She moved to Antigonish in 1993 where she lived an active life until this year when she was placed in the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Throughout her life she enjoyed walking, travelling, sewing, gardening, crossword puzzles, playing bridge and auction. She was an avid reader, cook, baker and had a keen interest in genealogy and the Gaelic language. She enjoyed social gatherings of all kinds especially when family and friends were present. She sang with the Inverness County Gaelic singers enjoying many years of fun and laughter with this close knit group.
She is survived by three sons, Clarry (Donna), Burlington, Ontario; Gus (Debbie), Truro; Danny (Carla), Halifax; two daughters, Rhoda (Bill Lawlor), Bedford; Debi (Arnie Farrell), Antigonish; 15 grandchildren, James (Sandra), Kim, Allan (Amy), Michael, Daniel (Amy), Craig (Kate), Ian (Kristen), Steve (Mary Helen), Ryan (Holly), Lindzie (Ryan), Brad (Sara), Dion (Meaghan), Paul, Mark, Heather; 20 great-grandchildren, William, Nicholas, Ivy, Louis, Simon, Sophie, Emma, Connor, Gillian, Luke, Abigail, Brady, Rylyn, Lukas, Scarlette, Marissa, Jessica, Jaeda, Rhya, Isla Faye; brother, Angus MacLennan (Glenna), Toronto; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Dan MacLellan; five sisters, Margaret, Mary Jessie, Betty, Teresa, Lexina; two brothers, Fr. Alex, Hughie.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com
Fois do t’anam, a Mhàthair (Peace be with you, Mom)

MacArthur, Sherman Anderson

Funeral service for the late Sherman Anderson MacArthur, 89, Goldboro, Guysborough County, was held November 5 in Goldboro United Baptist Church with Reverend Morley Shaw officiating. Burial was in Bayview Cemetery, Goldboro.
Mr. MacArthur died November 1, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish .
Born September 20, 1925, in Goldboro, he was a son of the late Robert Milburn and Arvilla Hope (Silver) MacArthur. He was a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War having served overseas in both conflicts serving as transport corporal/ambulance operator. After retiring from the armed services in 1966, he returned to his home in Goldboro and worked various labour jobs until he went to work for the former Maritime Tel & Tel as a telephone operator. He later went to work for G.W. Giffin’s Funeral and Ambulance Service of Country Harbour. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Arras Branch 59, Antigonish. He was very involved in the community serving as fire chief of the Harbourview Volunteer Fire Department for more than eight years and as cub master for the area. He was a member of the Isaac’s Harbour Medical Center Committee, the Housing Committee for the Isaac’s Harbour Villa, the Goldboro Interpretive Center Committee and the Goldboro Cemetery Committee. One of his greatest joys was the 19 years he spent as a member of the St. Mary’s Male Choir spreading the Lord’s work through song.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Leona (Nickerson); son, Philip (Shelley), Country Harbour; four daughters, Pauline (Wayne) O’Leary, Half Island Cove; Sherma (Blair) Phillips, Roberta (Steven) Phillips, both of Margaree; Elizabeth (Kevin) Halfpenny, Baddeck; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Lewis (Muriel), London, Ontario.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Milburn, Kenneth, Philip; two sisters, Elva, Roberta.
Online condolences: www.gwgiffin.com

Prosper, Wilfred ‘Willie’

Funeral service for the late Wilfred ‘Willie’ Prosper Jr., 66, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held November 5 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Mr. Prosper died November 1, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Elaine Durling and Vincent Prosper. Karen Hoben and Kathy Fitzpatrick presented the offertory gifts. Altar server was Charles Skinner. Music was provided by St. Lawrence Parish Choir.
Pallbearers were David Greencorn, Steve Hoben, Myles Greencorn and Greg Fitzpatrick.
Born in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, he was a son of the late Wilfred J. and Hilda Mae (Brown) Prosper.
He is survived by his wife, Shelia (Greencorn); two sons, Vinny, Chad; two brothers, Peter, Urban.
Online condolences: www.haverstocks.com

Gillis, Colin Bernard

Colin Bernard Gillis, 98, River Ryan, died October 23, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Alma Blanche (Kendall), Seaview Manor, Glace Bay; three daughters, Judy Knox, Berwick; Linda (Mel) McIsaac, Valley; Colleen Gillis, River Ryan; two sons, Raymond (Lorraine), Scotchtown; George (Miriam), Antigonish; son-in-law, Harvey Power, Dartmouth; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren, special cousin Anastasia MacSween; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Born July 16, 1916, in Port Hood, he was a son of the late Angus John Y. and Annie (McInnis) Gillis. He was predeceased by daughter, Sharon Power; son-in-law, Wayne Knox; four sisters Victoria Gillis, in infancy, Margaret MacKillop, Anne White, Mary Sarah MacDonald; six brothers, John Malcolm, John Angus, William “Billie”, John Hector, John Hughie, Gussie.
Online condolences: www.vjmcgillivray.ca

Prosser, Jeanette Rosalynd

Jeanette Rosalynd Prosser, 86, Vimy Court Nursing Home, Bible Hill, died November 4, 2014.
She is survived by three daughters, Gloria (Ernie) Dooley, Debbie (Kenny) Parks, Cheryl (Michael) Layden, all of Mulgrave; two sons, Robert (Ann) Prosser, Dartmouth; David (Donna) Prosser, Halifax; eight grandchildren, Nancy, Sarah, Sean, Adam, Emily, John, Nicole, Michael; great granddaughter, Shea.
Originally from Wood’s Harbor, she was a daughter of the late Ozzie and Ella (Forbes) Dixon. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Earl; 14 siblings.
Online condolences: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Browning, Marian Pearl

Marian Pearl Browning, 77, New Glasgow, formerly of French River, died November 5, 2014.
She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Browning, London, Ontario; Heather Marr (Andrew), Addington Forks Extension; three sons, Rick, Kevin, New Glasgow; Wendell (Cheryl), Auburn; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Lorraine) Urquhart, Truro.
Born in Telford, she was a daughter of the late Margaret (William) Urquhart. She was predeceased by her husband, Sterling Charles Browning; son, Robert Wayne Browning.
Online condolences: www.pkmacdonald.ca

Chisholm, Andrew Benedict

Funeral service for the late Andrew Benedict Chisholm, 96, Lower South River, Antigonish County, was held October 28 in St. Andrews Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating, assisted by Father Dan MacDonald and Deacon Art Riley. Burial was in South River Cemetery.
Mr. Chisholm died October 25, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Tammy Kirk, Vicki MacIsaac and Kim Chisholm. Bernice MacIntosh, Jackie MacDonald, Donna DeYoung and Deen MacIsaac presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Ben ten Brinke. Music was provided by James MacPherson, John Pellerin, Sandra MacIsaac and Tammy Landry.
Active pallbearers were Wayne Chisholm, Sandy MacIntosh, John A. Chisholm, Gary Chisholm, George Baxter and Joe Broussard.
Honorary pallbearers were school bus drivers, members of the Knights of Columbus and Royal Canadian Legion.
Born June 16, 1918, in Caledonia Mills, he was a son of the late Angus and Mary Ann (Chisholm) Chisholm. He joined the Canadian Army in 1940. After basic training in Nova Scotia, he was transferred to Ontario, and then Vancouver Island where he was promoted to Sergeant as an instructor of small arms and trainer for new recruits. From there he was transferred to duty overseas and attached to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in Belgium, and then Holland in 1944. On November 5, 1946, he married Geraldine MacMillan of Fairmont. After returning home, he started a small lumbering and trucking business and later accepted a job with the Municipal School Board as a bus driver and supervisor of transportation which he worked for 28 years. He was appointed parish warden for St. Andrews Parish and later as one of the first members of the new parish council formed by Fr. Bernard Chisholm. He was very active in community affairs and was a member of St. Andrews Oak & Owl Club, the Knights of Columbus and a past board member of the St. Andrews Volunteer Fire Dept.
He is survived by four sons, Ben (Trish), Dagger Woods; A.B. (Eileen), Doug (Donalda), both of St. Andrews; Chis (Melba), Lower South River; four daughters, Mary-Deen MacIsaac (Mike), New Glasgow; Donna DeYoung, Lower South River; Bernice MacIntosh (James), Jackie MacDonald (Shaun), both of St. Andrews; 13 grandchildren, Vernon, Kerry, Hillary, Kim, Andrea, Vicki, Jill, Andrew, Robin, Tammy, Sandy, Katie, Sarah; step-grandson James MacDonald; seven great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa MacDonald; three sisters-in-law, Louise Chisholm, Bernadette Chisholm, Effie Glenn.
He was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine Chisholm; daughter, Mary Ann, in infancy; sister, Catherine Bowles; three brothers, Archie Dan, John B., Billy; son-in-law John DeYoung.
Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca