Saturday, Nov 1st, 2014


Clifton, John Daniel

Funeral service for the late John Daniel Clifton, 96, Beaver Meadow, Antigonish County, was held October 26 in St. James United Church with Reverend Peter Smith presiding. Burial was in Glen Bard Cemetery.
Mr. Clifton died October 22, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Music at the services was provided by organist Sheila Davison, soloist Tom Curry and St. James Church Choir.
Pallbearers were Jeff Young, Jason Bowen, Jonathan Clifton, Troy Young, Brian Clifton and Justin Clifton.
Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Daniel MacKenzie and Laura (Johnson) Clifton. He was raised by his grandparents John and Emily (MacLeod) Clifton in Thorburn. After working in the woods and on farms locally, around 1940 he joined the Royal Montreal Regiment. He returned home and married Margaret Greene in 1941. Thereafter, he worked as a crane operator in the Artillery Shell Plant in Trenton, for MacBean Mine in Thorburn, in the trucking business, and finally for Irving Oil, retiring in 1982. He was a long-time member of the Pictou County Antique Car Club and Scotia Lodge in Westville, and a member of Moore Lodge 17, IOOF, Thorburn for 68 years.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Margaret; two daughters, Margaret “Peggy” (David) Kennedy, Salisbury, New Brunswick; Patricia “Patsy” Bowen, Hopewell, N.S.; son, Daniel “Danny” (Joanne), Beaver Meadow; 10 grandchildren, Heather (Martin) Montplaisir, Christine (Mark) Babineau, Jeff (Cheryl) Young, Lisa Young, Troy Young, Jason (Tracy) Bowen, Gina Clifton (Brian Eadie), Jonathan (Jennifer) Clifton, Brian (Karen) Clifton, Justin (Kristy) Clifton; step-granddaughter Cathy Walker; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; step-sister, Florence Mattingly, Warrington, Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Jones, Dartmouth; Betty Taylor, Florida; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one grandson in infancy; two step-sisters; son-in-law, James Bowen.
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Rhynold, Nettie Jean

Funeral service for the late Nettie Jean Rhynold, 92, formerly of Whitehead and Canso, Guysborough County, was held October 25 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Whitehead with Reverenc Darroch Fagan officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery.
Mrs. Rhynold died October 21, 2014, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough.
Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Jean (Morrison) Ward. She was a Corporal with the CWAC (Canadian Women’s Army Corp) 1943-1946, serving with Provost Corp in Toronto, a member of Canso Legion-Branch 46, a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Whitehead, past secretary-treasurer of the church, past president of the Anglican Ladies Guild and an avid golfer and a member of the Canso Shamrock Club.
She is survived by two sons, Will (Pat), Fred (Martha), both of Canso; daughter, Mary (Foster) Lohnes, Dartmouth; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; granddaughter Shannon Lohnes; three brothers, Alex, Fred, Tom; sister, Mary Smith.
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Bayne, Evelyn Mary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Evelyn Mary (Campbell) Bayne, of Clydesdale, Antigonish County, on October 18, 2014, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Evelyn was born in Baie Verte, New Brunswick, to Margaret (MacDonald) and Archibald Campbell. She spent her early years living in New Brunswick before moving to Nova Scotia and settling in Clydesdale.
At a young age, Evelyn developed a love of nature and a strong connection with animals. In her home, she had a keen interest in growing house plants and flowers. Her family enjoyed the many loaves of bread, rolls, pies and cookies she baked.
At a dance in the old Clydesdale schoolhouse, Evelyn met the love of her life, James Forrest Bayne. They married on July 5, 1945. Evelyn and Jim shared a very devoted and loving relationship which extended to their five children.
Evelyn worked in the housekeeping department at St. Martha’s for 29 years where she formed lifelong friendships with the “old gang.”
She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, James; and was the last surviving member of her immediate family which included her parents and her siblings, Mary, Billy, Bobby, Annie, Florence, Margaret, Cora, George and Ida.
Evelyn leaves behind five children, Margie (Donnie) Grant, Clydesdale, Tom (Sue) Bayne, Rothesay, NB, Dorothy (Paul) Doiron, Clydesdale, Ronnie (Joan) Bayne, Clydesdale, Kenny Bayne, Clydesdale. Nanny had 12 grandchildren, Bernie, Evelyn (Ron), Stacy, Mary (Bryston), Daniel (Kristy), Catherine (Matt), Robert (Beth), Brittany (Dave), Chelsie (James), Shawna (Steve), Cayla (Justin), and Chance (Olivia), as well as 11 great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Isaac, Makayla, Saul, Hunter, Seth, Connor, Haven, Cedar, Ryker and Meredith. She is survived by special sisters-in-law, Margaret Gillis, Antigonish, and Helen Ferster, Newmarket, ON, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Evelyn deeply touched the hearts and souls of everyone who knew and loved her. Her compassion, devotion, loyalty, tender-heartedness and strength will always serve as beacons to those she left behind. Evelyn, Mom, Nanny, we love you forever, and we put our faith in the fact that you and Packa are reunited at last.
Funeral service was October 23 in St. James United Church with Reverend Peter Smith presiding. Remembrance of Evelyn was given by Paul Doiron. Readers were Catherine Driscoll and Stacy Doiron. Music was provided by piper Scott Williams, organist Sheila Davison and St. James United Church Choir.
Pallbearers were Chance Bayne, Brittany Bayne, Robert Doiron, Isaac Bayne, Shawna Bayne and Daniel Doiron.
Special thanks to nurse Diane Kennedy, Dr. Maureen Allen and Dr. Walid El-Halees in Emergency, and nurse Barbara Gurney in ICU, who treated her with such dignity and grace in her final hours, Dr. Chiasson and his wonderful staff for their years of care, Antigonish and Area Homemakers and Victorian Order of Nurses who enabled her to live independently the last few years. The family would also like to extend their thanks to Reverend Peter Smith of St. James United Church for all his kindness.
Donations can be made to Antigonish Homemakers or Antigonish Victorian Order of Nurses. Online condolences:

From hymn, “Shall We Gather at the River”:

Soon we’ll reach the shining river,
soon our pilgrimage will cease;
soon our happy hearts will quiver
with the melody of peace.

Schmidt, Anne Margaret “Annie Kenny”

Funeral service for the late Anne Margaret “Marg” “Annie Kenny” Schmidt, 84, Dartmouth, was held October 25 in St. Peter’s Church, Dartmouth, with Father Jim Richards officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.
Ms. Kenny died October 21, 2014, in Dartmouth General Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were grandsons Stephen and Matthew Schmidt. Sisters Rose Bork and Genevieve Mackley presented the offertory gifts. The music was provided by her granddaughter Jennifer, her friends and violinist Erin Dalton.
Born August 10, 1930, she was a daughter of the late John and Johanna (Rogers) Kenny, Caledonia Mills, Antigonish County. She moved to Halifax in the mid 1950s where she met and married her sailor husband Fred Schmidt. After raising her family, she returned to school becoming a secretary and eventually worked in retail sales for Eaton’s and Sears until retirement. She hosted international language students, many of whom remained in close contact.
She is survived by three sons, Fred, Ottawa; Gary (Joanne), Dartmouth; Graham (Angela), Lawrencetown; daughter, Sandra (Paul) Westhaver, Boston; 12 grandchildren, Stephen (Jennifer), Nicholas and Elizabeth Schmidt; Matthew (Natalie), John and David Schmidt; Jennifer (Thomas) Kliem, Brian, Allison (Carbel) and Michael Schmidt; Ian and Bridget Westhaver; four honorary grandchildren, Erin, Allyson, Meghan, Hussain; great-grandson, Alexander Schmidt; four sisters, Mary Wood, Aulds Cove; Rose (Pat Bork), Halifax; Kathleen (Tom Cahill), Halifax; Genevieve (John Mackley), Sydney; five brothers, Charles Kenny, Antigonish; Archie (Beth) Kenny, Halifax; Gerard (Rhonda)Kenny, Windsor, Ontario; Gary (Sharon) Kenny, Fall River; Jerome (Linda) Kenny, Antigonish; two sisters-in-law, Isabel Kenny MacDonald, Ida Kenny; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by son, Bruce, in infancy; seven siblings, Dan, Hughie, John, Marion Martin, Doug and two in infancy; brothers-in law, Jackie Wood and Bob Martin; several nieces and nephews.

Greenlaw, Helen

Burial for the late Helen Greenlaw, formerly of Heatherton, Antigonish County will be held at a later date in Heatherton.
Mrs. Greenlaw died October 22, 2014, in Edmonton General Hospital.
Born in Frasers Grant, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Mary Virginia Rogers.
She is survived by brother, Alfred, Glace Bay; three sisters, Louise Chisholm, St. Andrews, Antigonish County; Eileen Turner (Earl), Lower Sackville; Mary, Edmonton; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Freeman John, Louis James, Tommy; four sisters, Theresa Smith, Caroline Davidson, Alice Tritart, Eileen Elizabeth.

van den Hoogen, William Herman

Funeral service for the late William Herman “Willie” van den Hoogen,65, McArras Brook, Antigonish County, was held October 21 in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Arisaig, with Father Colin F. MacKinnon and Father Gerard MacInnis officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Mr. van den Hoogen died October 18, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Gregory van den Hoogen, Robert van den Hoogen and Nick van Vulpen. Dave, Amy and Ella Maybee presented the offertory gifts.
Eucharistic minister was Florence van den Hoogen. Music was provided by the Benoit Family.
Urn bearers were Rosa van den Hoogen, Jimmy J. MacDonald and Daniel MacKinnon.
Honorary pallbearers were Frazer Hunter, Ronnie MacDougall, Billy MacGillivray, Jimmy MacDonald, Tony Corsten and John Corsten.
Born October 13, 1949, in Schaijk, Holland, he was a son of the late William and Anna (van der Zanden) van den Hoogen. He was a proud farmer for most of his life. In later years, he turned his hands to boat building and the fishing industries. He lived life with determination and courage.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rosa (Heukshorst); five daughters, Michelle (Luke) MacKinnon, Nicole (Aaron) Rovers, Kelly, Amy (Dave) Maybee, Rachel (Randy) MacDonald; eight grandchildren, Daniel, Hugh and Raymond MacKinnon; Hoogen, Amelia, and Thijs Rovers; Ella Maybee, Avery MacDonald; four brothers, Frank (Shirley), Herman (Antonia), Joseph (Florence), Anthony (Ann); three sisters, Nellie (Robert) Smallbones, Joan (Angus) MacDonald, Frances (John) Corsten; sister-in-law, Mary van den Hoogen.
He was predeceased by infant daughter, Angela; oldest brother, Cor.
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Nickerson, Garry Edward

Funeral service for the late Garry Edward Nickerson, 60, Marshy Hope, Pictou County, was held October 24 in St. James United Church with Reverend Sue Channen officiating. Burial was in Glen Bard Cemetery, James River.
Mr. Nickerson died October 19, 2014, at home.
Readers at the funeral service were Stephen Larkham and Don George. Music was provided by Tracey Wallace and organist Aaron Padolsky.
Active pallbearers were Donnie Stewart, Jody Baker, Ralph Kelly, Bill Fraser, Brad MacKinnon and Nick MacDonald.
Honorary pallbearers were Pat Norman, Ralph Bennett, Stan Wright, Finley MacDonald, Mike Terrio, Joey MacLean, Rob Decoffe, Doris Coady, Dave Sinclair, Doug MacEachern, Travis DeYoung, Jim MacLean and members of the Pictou County Antique Car Club.
Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Lew and Shirley (Pelly) Nickerson. He owned and operated Nickerson’s Auto Salvage. He was a member of the Pictou County Antique Car club and the Antigonish Snow Dogs Snowmobile Club. He was a past member of the Federation of Foster Families. He was a chosen foster father and papa to many children that entered his home. For many years he drove a stock car at Riverside speedway. He enjoyed attending antique car shows and bringing smiles to people’s faces on Christmas Eve when he drove around with his decorated tow truck.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Ehler); two sons, Dennis (Suzannah), Marshy Hope; Jeremy (Abby), Antigonish; daughter, Cheryl (Chris), Glen Aire Estates; 10 grandchildren, Gary (Samantha), Kelsey, Carmen (Kenzie Koteck), Andrew, Makayla, Jericho, Seilka, Miklo, Christian, Nicholas, great granddaughter Gabriella; four brothers, Lawrence (Linda), Stellarton; Bobby Harrop, Marshy Hope; Tracy (Eileen), Antigonish; Stephen Larkham (Melanie), Trenton; four sisters, Alice (Earl) Einarson, Marshy Hope; Ethel (Gerard) Petipas, Marshy Hope; Anne (Tex) Gay, Island East River, Hilda George, Sydney; aunt, Dorothy Hopkins, Woods Harbour; many brother and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother, Ronnie; stepmother, Florence.
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Skinner, Kenneth Lloyd

Funeral service for the late Kenneth Lloyd Skinner, 41, Sunnyville, Guysborough County, was held October 22 in Sunnyville United Baptist Church, with Reverend David Wheeler officiating, assisted by Deacon Clara Jordan. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough.
Mr. Skinner died October 17, 2014, in Guysborough Memorial Hospital.
Born February 7, 1973, in Antigonish, he was a son of Harry and Bernice (Clyke) Skinner. Prior to his accident, he was very active in sports. He enjoyed music.
Besides his parentes, he is survived by his sister, Louise (Tony), Dartmouth; grandmother, Donna Clyke, Sunnyville; three nephews, Shaquille, Makayle, Raheem; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother, Harry; grandmother, Laura; grandfathers, Charles Skinner, Kenneth Clyke, cousin, Leroy.
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Stevens, James Leslie

James Leslie Stevens, 80, Goldboro, Guysborough County, died October 20, 2014, in St Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born on October 1, 1934, in Sussex New Brunswick, he was a son of the late Thomas and Elsie (Wallace) Stevens. A 32 year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, he retired to Goldboro, where he continued to enjoy his much loved hobbies of refinishing furniture, wood-working, hunting and feeding the wild birds. An avid woodsman, he enjoyed camping with his family, BBQing and walks to The Run with his wife.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Jane Stevens (MacArthur); two daughters, Donda (David) Holt, Kristiana Stevens (Clive King); four grandchildren, Kimberley (Jamie) Holt-Bullen, Katie (Patrick) Holt-Ward, Korey and Shayla Holt; great-grandson, Joshua Bullen; sister, Lucy Lisson; three brothers, Earl, Verner (Jackie), Donnie (Donna); many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Betty Carhart, Mildred Mathews, Kathleen Brown; brother, Sydney; sister-in-law, Evelyn Stevens; three brothers-in-law, Leonard Carhart, Robert Brown, and Greg Lisson.
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Henrich, Nina

Nina Henrich, Northwest Arm, Cape Breton, died October 22, 2014.
She is survived by two daughers, Donna (Bernie) Hickey, Gail (F.X.) MacNeil, both of Northwest Arm; two grandchildren, Matthew (Jennifer) MacNeil; Stephanie (Geoff) Spencer, Antigonish; five great-grandchildren, Connor and Madeline MacNeil; Kate, Leah and Ian Spencer; sister-in-law, Teresa Watson; two brothers-in-law, Stan (Kay) Henrich, Merrill Lewis; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was a daughter of the late Byron and Frances (MacKinnon) Watson, Point Edward. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed; three brothers, York, Edward, Bruce; two sisters, Frances Olga, in infancy, Lina Lynds.
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Smith, Margaret Catherine

Funeral service for the late Margaret Catherine Smith, 96, Antigonish, was held October 14 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial was in St. Ninian Cemetery.
Miss Smith died October 11, 2014, in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Basil Sherry, Donnie MacVicar and Sheila Hoeg. Music was provided by Lynn MacVicar, Julia MacVicar, Donnie MacVicar and James MacPherson.
Pallbearers were Michael Charron, Bradley MacVicar, Adam Cherry, Jordan Sherry, Lauryn Sherry and Lyndsay Sherry.
Born January 21, 1918, in New France, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Flora (Chisholm) Smith. She was employed for more than 40 years at the Antigonish 5¢ to $1.00 Store.
She is survived by her nieces, nephews and their families: Donnie (Gerry) MacVicar, Dartmouth; Sheila (late Charlie) Hoeg, New Glasgow; Brian (Joanne) MacVicar, Charlottetown; Heather (Basil) Sherry, Beaver Bank, NS; Michael Smith, Calgary; Ian (Pauline MacIntosh) Smith, Antigonish; Lisa (Brendan Reid) Smith, Halifax; Janet Smith, Antigonish; Mark Smith, Calgary.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Florence McVicar, Mary Bowman; brother, John Smith, two brothers-in-law, Owen McVicar, Dave Bowman; sister-in-law, Pat Smith.
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Aucoin, Sister Vera

Liturgy of Christian burial for the late Sister Vera Aucoin, 84, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, was held October 15 in Bethany Chapel with Father Neil McKenna officiating, assisted by homilist Father Earl Smith.
Sister Aucoin died October 11, 2014, at Bethany, Motherhouse, in the 62nd year of her religious life.
Cross bearer at the funeral Mass was Sister Clotilda McIntyre. Pall carrier was Eunice Fitzpatrick. Candle bearers were Sister Debbie Pike and Priscilla Fitzpatrick. Readers were Sister Donna Brady, Sister Veronica Matthews and Sister Dorothy Moore. Tommy Fitzpatrick and Sister Anne Aucoin presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by Sister Florence Kennedy, Sister Mary Gouthro, cantor Sister Rosalie Lahey, organist Sheila Redden and leader of Song Sister Lillian Gaudet.
Pallbearers were Kenny Fitzpatrick, Ted Aucoin, Richard Aucoin, Bill Aucoin, Gus Aucoin and Brian Fitzpatrick.
Born in South Branch, Newfoundland, she was one of nine children of the late William and Olive (Garnier) Aucoin. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on August 15, 1950, pronounced her first vows on August 15, 1952, and her perpetual profession of vows on August 15, 1955.
After her profession of vows, Sister Vera served in several institutions operated by the Congregation, chiefly in laundry and housekeeping management. For 12 years she ministered in pastoral care of the sick.
In Nova Scotia, Sister served at Bethany, St. Martha’s Hospital, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, and at St. Andrew’s Convent, St. Andrews. She served also in Ontario at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Scarborough and Galilee Community, Arnprior; in Saskatchewan at St. Peter’s Hospital, Melville; and in Alberta at St. Michael’s General Hospital, Lethbridge.
In 1970 Sister completed training as a personal care worker and in 1986 completed two years of CPE training in pastoral care of the sick.
Sister Vera was well known as an avid ambassador for her native Newfoundland. Blessed with a cheerful spirit, the hallmark of her life was good humor and joyful fun.
Sister Vera is survived by sister, Eunice Fitzpatrick; four brothers, Alfred, Richard, Terance, William.
She was predeceased by sister, Beatrice Cooke; two brothers, Albert, Gerard.
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Nicholson, Marie

Marie Nicholson, 73, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, died October 6, 2014, in Wasaga Beach.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Agnes (DeCoste) Hardy.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George Nicholson; daughter Donna (Carl) Lormand, Wasaga Beach; granddaughter, MacKenzie Lormand, Wasaga Beach; brother, Joseph Hardy, Burlington, Ontario; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by brother, Donald Hardy.

Walsh, Jean Marie

Funeral service for the late Jean Marie Walsh, 70, New Glasgow, was held October 16 in Church of the Holy Name, Westville with Father Tom MacNeil officiating.
Mrs. Walsh died October 12, 2014, in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow.
Born July 17, 1944, in Cape Jack, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Boniface and Irene (Benoit) Breen. Retiring in 2006, she had been employed with Michelin Tire, Granton, for 30 years, having previously been employed with Kodak, Toronto. She enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; son, Joe, New Glasgow; two grandchildren, Amber, Halifax; Andrew, at home; two chosen grandchildren, Ashley, Bailey; five sisters, Elizabeth (James) Breen, Harve Boucher; Carol (Charlie) Latimer, Fort McMurray; Marion (Gilbert) DeCoste, Hopewell; Bernadette Breen, Fort McMurray; Barbara Breen, Aulds Cove; three brothers, Joe, Fernie, British Columbia; Michael (Evangeline), Mulgrave; Gerald (Sylvia), Cape Jack; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur, Georgie.
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Legge, Margaret K. “Peggy”

Funeral service for the late Margaret K. “Peggy” Legge, 70, Addington Forks, Antigonish County, was held October 20 in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in South River Cemetery.
Mrs. Legge died October 13, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Casandra Armsworthy and Charlotte Munroe. Music was provided by Tyrus Wallace, Tony LeDrew and Cyril Ingraham.
Urn bearer was Francis Legge.
Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late John and Laurie (Arbuckle) Simpkin.She enjoyed getting together with family and friends, music, dancing and, in her spare time, knitting and reading.
She is survived by her husband, Francis; two daughters, Karen (Anthony) Banks, Alberta; Mary (Tommy) Anderson, Purl Brook; three sons, Wade Armsworthy, Stewiacke; Jimmy (Doreen) Armsworthy, North Grant; Tommy Armsworthy, Sackville, NS; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Norma MacDonald, Carol Doucette, both of New Glasgow; Sandra (Donnie) Munroe, Trenton; Kendra (John) Gray, Stellarton; brother, Larry Simkin, Lower Barney’s River.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Ted Armsworthy; son, Bernie Armsworthy; brother, David Nicherson.
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Haley, Maureen Ann

Funeral service for the late Maureen Ann Haley, 62, Heatherton, Antigonish County, was held October 18 in Immaculate Conception Church, Heatherton, with Father Charles Cameron officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Miss Haley died October 15, 2014, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Michael Haley and Connie DeCoffe. Margie MacPherson, Frank Green, Jeannie Landry and Heather Broussard presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic minister was Paulette Tate. Music was provided by Ambrose Wallace and the Heatherton Saturday Evening Choir.
Active pallbearers were Michael Haley, Rae-Ann Haley, Logan Haley, Susan Nolan, Bernie Haley, Raymond Haley, Jim Haley and Brian Haley.
Honorary pallbearers were Heatherton Group Home residents and staff.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Iris (Hutchinson) Haley. She resided in the Heatherton Group Home which she enjoyed so much with her fellow brothers and sisters. She made many true friends over the years. Her love for fiddle music and books were equally enjoyed. She attended the Activity Center and the Special Olympics, and enjoyed gathering with her family.
She is survived by four brothers, Bernie (Mary), Brierly Brook; Raymond (Eileen), Frasers Grant; Jim (Doris), Afton; Brian (Linda), Ottawa; numerous nieces and nephews.
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Wright, Patricia Ruth (How)

Patricia Ruth (How) Wright, 71, Dartmouth, died October 8, 2014.
She is survived by her son, Joel (Lori), Midhurst, Ontario; two granddaughters, Ava, Emerson; sister, Susan, Arlington, Virginia; brother, Dwight (Lucille), Pomquet.
Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Douglas & Ruth (Potter) How
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MacDonnell, Mary Ann

Funeral service for the late Mary Ann MacDonnell, 97, Antigonish, was held October 8 in the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home Chapel, Antigonish, with Father Ron MacDonnell, SFM, officiating, assisted by Deacon Art Riley. Burial will be held at a later date.
Miss MacDonnell died October 3, 2014, in the nursing home.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Peggy MacKinnon and Michael MacDonnell. Music was provided by James MacPherson and John Pellerin.
Pallbearers were James MacDonnell, Michael MacDonnell, Remi MacDonell, Myles Somers, Len MacDonald and Betty MacDonald.
Born October 17, 1916, in Bayfield, Antigonish County, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (MacDonald) MacDonnell. She attended school in Bayfield and graduated from Mount St. Bernard College, Antigonish, having completed the secretarial program. She held several positions as a professional secretary in Halifax. She worked initially for Provincial Motors and later for many years as an administrator for the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Halifax. Following retirement she volunteered as a pastoral visitor at the Camp Hill Medical Centre. She enjoyed music, dance, and travel.
She is survived by four nephews, Fr. Ronald (Scarboro Missions), John, James, Michael; Toni MacDonell (late Dr. John MacDonell); six grand-nephews and nieces, Remi (Tina), Betty (Len), Peggy (Bruce), Mary Lou (Donald), Denise (Michael), John (Jenn); sixteen great-grandnephews and nieces; three great great-grandnieces.
She was predeceased by brothers, John (late Bessie MacDonell), James, Ronald, Michael Laffin (late Mary Assumpta MacDonnell), Daniel (late Myrtle MacDonnell), Cornelius, Angus; nephew, Dr. John MacDonell; niece Betty MacDonell.
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MacKenzie, Wallace Robert

Funeral service for the late Wallace Robert MacKenzie, 87, Canso, was held October 8 in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mr. MacKenzie died October 5, 2014, in Canso Seaside Manor.
Born in Canso, he was a son of the late Leigh Johnson. He lived and worked most of his life in Canso. He was a dedicated employer of the various owners of the Canso fish processing plants.
He is survived by seven children, Gail (Wayne) Ashford, George’s River; Stephen, Rodney (Priscilla), both of Little Dover; Michael (Dianne), Nancy (Gary) MacDonald, both of Canso; Stan (Carla), Petty Harbour, Newfoundland; Christine (Todd) Ross, New Glasgow; 16 grandchildren, Geoff, Andrew, Dougie, Warren, Kerry, Trina, Cory, Melissa, Greg, Adam, Joey, Matthew, Amy, Danielle, Emily, Chloe; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mamie Wood, Joan Wilson.
He was predeceased by his wife, Laura; son, Timothy; grandson, Dennis; daughter-in-law, Carol Ann; mother-in-law, Annie Davie; brother-in-law, Bill Davie; two stepbrothers, Jake Johnson, Willard Johnson.
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Dickinson, Robert “Bob” Sydney

A graveside service for the late Robert Sydney “Bob” Dickinson, 86, R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of Westville, Linacy and Amherst, was held October 9 in Auburn Cemetery, Westville, with Reverend Dr. Glen Matheson officiating.
Mr. Dickinson died October 5, 2014, in the home.
Born March 31, 1928, in Westville, he was a son of the late Sydney Francis and Violet (Strathie) Dickinson. He completed his grade 12 at Westville High School and attended Teachers College in Truro. Upon graduation, he taught for one year in a one room school in Goldenville, Guysborough County. Following, he was employed with Canada Manpower offices in New Glasgow and Amherst for 36 years, retiring in 1988. In earlier years, he was active in his community and had served as president of the Linacy Home and School association for one year, and as treasurer of the Linacy Fire Department for a number of years. He was a 60-year jewel holder of Scotia Lodge No. 11, IOOF, Cushing Encampment No. 10 and Canton Dryden No.2, Westville. He served as grand master of The Grand Lodge, grand patriarch of The Grand Encampment and brigadier general of the Patriots Militant of the Grand Lodge.
He is survived by five children, Linda Knox, Merigomish; David (Joyce Ross), Kenzieville; Patricia (Lester) Fitzpatrick, Linacy; Virginia (Brian) Mahoney, Stellarton; James, Hamilton, Ontario; step-son, Stephen Colborne, Amherst; 13 grandchildren, Damon (Jen) Fitzpatrick, Abby (Tyler) Charlton, Carstairs, Alta.; Vincent Mahoney (Chrissy MacLeod), New Glasgow; Erin Mahoney (Paul Starr), Montreal, Quebec; Jessica Mahoney (Shawn Bisson), Halifax; Bradley Mahoney, Stellarton; Abe MacKinnon, New Glasgow; John (Natasha) MacKinnon, Kenzieville; Jarrod MacKinnon, New Glasgow; Jesse Colborne, Quinn Colborne, Brady Colborne and Jackson Colborne, Amherst; six great-grandchildren, Chloe Maielle and Emsley Gray Charlton; Hannah MacKinnon; Jessica, Emily and Jay MacKinnon, Austin Cooper; special friend, Sylvia Ploof, Highgate Center, Vermont; nieces and their families.
He was predeceased by grandson, Nicholas Fitzpatrick; two brothers, Stewart (Hazel), Ronald (Lena); nephew, Raylo Dickinson.