On Friday, December 7th, Joseph Kevin Chiasson passed away in the same way he lived much of his life, quietly and alone at his home in St. Joseph du Moine. Born in Chéticamp on September 4th,1958, Kevin was a son of Elizabeth (LeBlanc) Chiasson and the late Bernie Chiasson. Besides his mom, left to mourn him are sisters: Bernice (Mike) Lucas, Jeannine (Gélas) Aucoin, and Gisèle (Paul) Gartland. Also left to mourn his loss are his nieces and nephews: Melissa, Renée, Allison, Justine, Ryan, Hannah, and Marcus, along with their families. Numerous cousins far and wide will miss “Chigzee”. Kevin enjoyed time spent with very close friends, Maurice à Marie Luce, Rheal à Léo à Pat, David à Freddie à Paul, and Alphonse à Louis Philip. Whether fishing, camping, spending time enjoying each other’s company or even sharing a beer or two, his time with the boys was always time well spent. Much to his mom’s delight, his blueberries were picked impeccably clean, a talent learned honestly from his dad. An avid dart player, Kevin looked forward to starting up the dart league each year, though he never shot a 180, we’re sure he’ll keep at it. No dance he attended was ever complete until he whisked his mom around the floor for her round dance, in her words, “He was a great dancer, so light on his feet.” To know Kevin well, was to know a side of him not known to many, a gentle giant with a kind heart. As much as we were shocked at losing him, family gone before him will have been equally surprised upon his arrival. Dad, brother Linus, nieces Lindsay and Ashley, many aunts and uncles, and above all, his truest, most faithful companion, his dog, Morgan were there to welcome him with open arms. The family would like to thank our cousin Carmella Murphy for being there for Kevin, treating him with such dignity and respect. Visitation was held on Thursday, December 13th, from at the Chéticamp Funeral Home, Chéticamp. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 14th, Église St. Joseph in St.Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
George Neil Ingraham, 83, of Kenloch, Inverness, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 13th, 2018, at home. He is a member of St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, and a member of Captain Angus L. MacDonald Legion Branch 132, Inverness. George served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 23 years with Black Watch Second Battalion Pipes and Drums and did one peacekeeping tour in Europe. When George retired he went to work at the Shean Co-op as a meat cutter, he also worked at the Inverness Bowling Alley and was owner of G. Ingraham's Meat and Grocery for five years. George also gave bag pipe lessons to the Dartmouth Boys Pipe Band and the Mabou Ceilidh Pipe Band. George is survived by his wife Matilda of 61 years; sons: Brian (Marcella) Port Hood, Neil (Carol) Lower Sackville; daughters: Cathy (Mike) Beaulieu, Fall River; Mary (Billy) MacDougall, Beaverbank; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. George is also survived by sisters: Julia MacIsaac, Port hood; Susie Fitzgerald, Baddeck; Gloria MacKinnon, Deepdale; Patricia Gillis, Inverness; Annie Timmons, Margaree; Nancy MacDougall, Glenville; brothers: Alfred and Roland, Belle Cote; Bobby, Margaree; sister-in-law, Lucy; and step mother Ella of Margaree. George is predeceased by his son, David Neil; grandson, David Francis; his parents, Murdoch and Marcella (MacLean); brothers, Murdoch Alex (Pat), William, David, and brother-in-law Dak Kennedy. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Sunday, December 16th. Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove on Monday, December 17th, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com. Westering Home...with a bagpipe air.
It is with love and sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Angus Bernard Mac Donald, on December 11th, in Inverary Manor, Inverness, with his devoted family by his side. Angus Bernard MacDonald, 105, was the youngest son of Mary MacDonald (MacDonald) and Alexander MacDonald of Port Hood. Dad was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Dad was born and lived his entire life in Marble Hill, Port Hood, where he married Annie Mae Mac Donald (MacDonell), whom he cherished (deceased June 26th, 2018). He was a great provider and a proud father of his 13 children: Alex (Sandra), Donelda (Craig), David (Sherry), Coline (James), Bernie, Joe, Bea (Todd), Maureen (Bob), Allan (Heather), Paul (Marguerite), Patricia (Steve); 23 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sons Bernard and Joseph, who died in infancy, and two daughters-in-law Mary and Elizabeth and siblings: John A., Marcella, and Dougald Joe, and a brother in infancy, Angus Ronald. Dad attended Port Hood Academy. He was a licensed electrician and plumber and oil burner mechanic, one of few tradespeople in Nova Scotia to have three Red Seal certifications. He retired at 90 and maintained an ongoing consultative role with family and friends. Where do we start to describe our 105-year-old father: a man of a few words, who when he spoke, we listened.... to his wisdom and his expectation that we be accountable. We marvelled at his deep-thinking ability, his zest for life, and unending curiosity and quest for knowledge, his resourcefulness and patience to find a solution to whatever electrical or plumbing problem that presented itself, his genuine interest in everything and everybody, his strong work ethic, stoic personality, his story telling, his remarkable memory, and keen mind until his last moment. Dad loved a good tasty meal followed by a cup of tea (milk in first) from a china cup. As much as he loved being around home, he made some very special trips, especially a return to Goose Bay, Labrador, where he worked during WWII. Visitation was held at the Port Hood Community Resting Place on Thursday, December 13th and Friday December 14th. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, December 15th, in St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, celebrated by Fr. Vincent vanZutphen. Memorial donations may be made to the Port Hood Cemetery Fund, Ronald MacDonald House, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Marguerite “Margaret” T. Arsenault, on December 4th at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in her 94th year. Mom was the daughter of the late Angela Aucoin and Leo Dan LeBlanc from East Margaree. Mom was selfless and giving as demonstrated through her volunteer work at the IWK and other numerous volunteer activities in Spryfield and Margaree. Mom expressed her creativity through sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. She had a great love for fiddle music and was tapping her toes to the end. Left to mourn are her children: Barbara (Danny), Donna, David (Patricia), Josephine; grandchildren: Paul (Karen), Stephanie (Shawn), Brandon (Jacklyn), Kandas (Scotty), Allison (Christian), Angela (Cory); great-grandchildren: Sara, Lacy, Peter, Dustin, Madison, Kennedy, Gracie, David, Lindsay, and Owen; sisters-in-law: Theresa, Sophie, Rita; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Peter Ned and her siblings. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 14th, in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Spryfield. Father David Bangsiibu will be officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in East Margaree where Mom will be reunited with Dad. Donations can be made to Type 1 Diabetes, the Preservation of the Margaree River, The Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Roy Freeman Harding , age 87, of Margaree Valley, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully in Inverary Manor, Inverness, Thursday, November 29th, with staff and his wife of 63 years, Grace, by his side. Roy was born September 10th, 1931, in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. His parents were the late Frederick Jerome and Mabel (Harvie) Harding. Roy loved hunting, fishing for smelts, and riding motorcycles. Since his late teens, he was an amateur radio or ham radio operator (VE1 AU1) and talked to operators all over the world and also to some cosmonauts aboard the Russian Space Station, Mir. He attended the first Canadian Boy Scout Jamboree in Ottawa in 1949 and after retiring he became a scout leader in Margaree. He worked for Western Union as a technician; when the North Sydney office closed in 1963, he moved his family to New York City where he worked until his retirement in 1979, at which time they moved back to their retirement home in Margaree Valley. Roy and Grace were married May 13th, 1955, at Clyd Avenue United Baptist Church, Sydney Mines. Roy and Grace were proud parents to their only child, their son Duane. In 1979 Duane married Wanda Gillett and they reside in BC. Roy's legacy continues through his three granddaughters: Melissa Miller (Dale), Keely LaBlond (Jason),and Denise Harding (Kevin); great-granddaughters: Maya, Ilienne, and Dawsyn; great-grandsons: Austin and Logan. Cremation has taken place, a Celebration of Life Service will be held in July 2019. We express heartfelt thanks to the staff in Sunrise Villa, Inverary Manor, for their excellent and compassionate care and the many kindnesses shown to Dad and our family during the past 15 months. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.
Long-time Dartmouth resident Mary “Mae” MacDonald, 95, passed away peacefully at home December 2nd. Born Mary Jane Chisholm in Long Point, Cape Breton, to John Francis and Margaret (MacNeil) Chisholm, on December 20th, 1922, Mae left the Cape in 1940, but the Cape never left her. Together with her husband, Vincent MacDonald of Creignish, they established a legacy strong in family and community service. Mae was a homemaker, proud parent, and fixture at countless ball and hockey games throughout the province (and beyond) in support of her children. She was an original member of St. Thomas More Parish, a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and a Eucharistic minister. As a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 60 years, Mae devoted countless hours lending a hand wherever it was needed. Mae was a tireless volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Nova Scotia Hospital, the food bank, Meals on Wheels, and canvassed for numerous other charities. She was a lover of fiddle music and frequently danced the square set with Vince late into the night. Mae enjoyed church lobster dinners, chowder luncheons, and a good game of crib. She developed many friendships around playing cards later in life and her “love of the game” is a trait that lives on in her family. She will be sadly missed by her five children: Wayne (Judy), Shirley (Alan) Graham, Glenn (Dawn), Terry (Margo Fitzpatrick) – all residents of Dartmouth – and Diane (John MacDonald) of Ottawa; as well as her grandchildren: Jeff, Ellen, Drew, Tanner, Gracyn, and Ava; great-granddaughter Emma; and her sister Augustine (Joe) Riou, Beechmont. She was predeceased by husband Vincent, grandson Colin, and siblings: Rita LeBlanc, Bill, Mary Anne McDonald, Frank, and Doreen Hutchings. A Funeral Mass was offered Friday, December 7th, at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Dartmouth; private internment will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com. We’ll miss your sharp wit (and tongue), your strong heart, and we’ll all be listening to the tunes as you dance with Vince late into the night!
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear brother and uncle Karel MacIsaac, age 63, of Halifax, on December 3rd, 2018. Born in Inverness, on January 13th, 1955, to the late Colin Dan and Katie Anne (MacNeil) MacIsaac. He is survived by his sisters: Mary Gillis (James, deceased), Dartmouth; Lorraine Rocheleau (Andre), Halifax; brothers, Michael (Marion), Inverness; twin brother Kevin (Margie), Dunvegan; and Bernie (Rose Anne), Halifax; along with 11 nieces and nephews, nine grandnieces and grandnephews, and many cousins and friends for whom he had a special place in his heart. He is predeceased by three siblings in infancy and sister-in-law Sherri-Lee McDaniel. Karel worked in various locations and jobs across Canada, including iron worker, tile setter, labourer, and for Toronto Hydro. Over the past 20 years he resided in Halifax putting his diverse handyman skills to work mainly within building maintenance. Karel was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan, loved cooking, visiting the library, and doing crossword puzzles, especially the weekly Lexicon. He was a very gentle, kind-hearted soul with a soft spot for his family. His surprise appearances and gregarious laughter will be missed dearly at family gatherings. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 9th, in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, on Monday, December 10th, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St Margaret of Scotland Roof Fund, Broad Cove. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Vincent Melanson McMaster, D.D.S., age 97, of Inverness, N.S., passed away peacefully at the Inverness Consolidated Hospital surrounded by family. Born December 14th, 1920, in Sydney, N.S., he was the youngest of eight children. Vincent was an able athlete and academic in his youth - he received top honours in both athletics and academics for the city of Sydney. After completing high school, he worked at the Sydney Steel plant, saving for his planned career. He attended Dalhousie Dental School, graduating in 1947. Vincent opened his first dental practice in New Waterford. A few years later he moved his practice to Inverness. In 1957, he joined the Canadian Army Dental Corps. While with the services he was stationed in Shearwater, N.S., and Slemon Park, PEI. In his last three years of service he served aboard the aircraft carrier “Bonaventure” and supply ship “Cape Scott”. In 1969, he returned to Inverness, where he worked as a Public Health Dentist in the schools of Inverness County. Dad enjoyed visiting family, playing bridge and reading. From our father we learned the value of family. By his modelling of always being there for us, we learned to be there for one another and our families. He had a saying “We will eat at your favourite restaurant and mine”. That was our house. We learned to eat together. Meal time was with family and lots of great conversation. We all have fond memories of picking blueberries, cranberries, and apples with him, and also making root beer, apple sauce, and ice cream. We went on picnics and to family reunions. To entertain us, he would frequently break into spontaneous dancing, singing, or reciting poetry. These wonderful moments are among our favourite memories. Vincent was predeceased by his parents, Duncan McMaster and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Deveau, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Alice Anne McMaster (Burke), and eight children: Pat MacNeil; JoAnne (Lloyd) MacDougall; Alice (Scott) MacGregor; Vincent (Sandy) McMaster D.D.S; Duncan (Wanda) McMaster D.D.S; Elizabeth McMaster(Hobden); Elaine (Charlie) Cameron; Michelle (Brenda) McMaster; 12 grandchildren: Ashley, Dustin, Hayden, Eppy, Hayley, Bryden, Justin, Patricia, Matthew, Duncan, Lindsay, Caleb, and six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Tuesday, December 11th at the Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held at Stella Maris Church Wednesday, December 12th at 11 a.m., Father Dan MacDonald officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Inverness Food Bank, or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
We announce the passing of Marie Cecile Poirier, age 93, of Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home in Chéticamp which occurred on Friday, November 30th, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Cap-Rouge in 1925, she was a daughter of the late Joseph (Cacun) Desveaux and the late Marie Poirier. Marie Cecile raised her family while also taking care of her grandmother, followed by her father and a brother. She worked for several years at the Cheticamp Fish Plant and later went on as a kitchen helper and then on the cleaning staff at Sacred Heart Hospital until her retirement. Marie Cecile is survived by daughters: Catherine Muise (Deland), Marie Hélène Poirier (Donat LeBlanc), Ginette Poirier (Gerald LeBlanc), Geraldine Poirier (Burnell Deveau); sister, Eva Desveaux (Richard Chiasson); grandchildren: Eric, Sonia, Shelley, Gary, Jessica, Darrell, Angela; great-grandchildren: Antoine, Douglas, Thomas, Henry, Felix, Arthur, Evelyn, Yuna, Hana. She was predeceased by her first husband, Paul Muise; second husband, Henry (John) Poirier; granddaughter, Laurie Ann LeBlanc; brothers: Freddy, John Joe, Amédée, Yvon, Pierre, Henri; sisters: Marguerite and Rhea. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 2nd. Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, December 3rd, in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Sacred Heart Community Health Centre or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Jacob Daniel Shaw, age 94, which occurred Saturday, December 8th, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Margaree, April 11th, 1924, son to John Rubin and Elizabeth (Phillips) Shaw. Jacob is survived by his loving wife Eleanor (Fraser); his brother, John Rubin Shaw, West Lake Ainslie; his children: Jimmy Shaw, Katie (Ron) Marquis, Audrey Fraser, Florence (Harold) MacLean, Isabel (Ivan) Rudderham; his step-children: Lynn (Freddie) Duchesney, Morgan (Diane) Duchesney, Carter (Joyce) Duchesney; 16 grandchildren; and his many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sadie (MacAulay); daughter-in-law Carol Anne (MacIssac) Shaw; sons-in-law Hector Fraser and Hugh MacPherson; nine brothers and sisters; grandson Daniel Rudderham; grandson-in-law Colin Basker; and great-grandson Christopher Basker. Jacob worked in forestry his entire working life, loved a good game of cribbage, working on his puzzles, and most of all, visits from family and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service at this time. Burial will be at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: sunsetfuneralco-op.com.
Philip “Dennis” Aucoin, age 77, of Grand Etang, passed away in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, on Saturday, November 17th. He was a son of the late Emilien and Marie (Doucet) Aucoin. Dennis worked most of his life in Ontario before returning to his native home in his retirement years. He is survived by his sister, Marie Cecile Cullin, St. Marie, Kent Co., N.B.; niece, Joanne (Léonard) Léger, St. Marie, N.B.; grandniece and special godchild, Marie-Cecile Léger, (Gerard Poirier); grandnieces: Tammy (Danny) Doucet, Tina Léger (Gaston Methot). Predeceased by brothers: Albert and André Aucoin. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was celebrated at on Wednesday, November 21st, in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral is under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
Duncan “D.A.” MacKinnon, 74, a resident of Medway for over 40 years, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 21st,at the MetroWest Medical Centre, in Framingham, where he was surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, on May 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Dougald and Margaret (MacLean) MacKinnon, also of Cape Breton. “D.A.”, as he was known to his friends and family, was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a true story teller, and his stories of life growing up in Nova Scotia are legendary. D.A. and his wife Carrie just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past August. As “Dad”, he was always available to help with advice on anything. As “Papa Duncan”, he enjoyed making his three grandchildren laugh at silly jokes - and he’d frequently tell anyone that would listen about their many successes in school, at the rink, and on the field. D.A. worked hard for over 50 years at Waltham Lumber. D.A. loved hockey and was an avid Montreal Canadians’ fan. He also enjoyed playing cards and visiting the racetrack with his family and friends. D.A. is survived by his wife, Carrie (McDonald) MacKinnon, and their five children: Brian Duncan MacKinnon, and his wife Melissa and their children; Sidney and Jake Duncan of Blackstone; Lisa MacKinnon of Milford; Kelly Coady and her husband Thomas of Milford; Scott MacKinnon and his wife Kate and their son Damon of Plainville; Karen MacKinnon of Franklin. He will be deeply missed by his brothers and sisters: Mary MacFarlane (late husband Malcom) of Medway; John (wife Elaine) MacKinnon of Watertown; Catherine (husband Peter) Smith of Natick; Neil (wife Sandra) MacKinnon of Medway; James MacKinnon of Watertown; Jessie MacKinnon of Watertown; Jeanette (husband Jackie) Campbell of Port Hood, N.S.; Sandy (wife Jane) MacKinnon of Port Hood, N.S., and Dan MacKinnon also of Port Hood N.S. He was predeceased by his brother John Duncan MacKinnon. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, 151 Village St. in Medway on Tuesday, November 27th. Burial was followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Medway. Calling hours were held on Monday in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com). In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in D.A.’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt, Florence “Lorraine” Elizabeth Middaugh on November 29th in the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Lorraine was a member of St John's United Church and a member of Captain Angus L. MacDonald, Branch 132, Inverness. She was born in Inverness on September 10th,1942, to the late Neil MacKinnon and Jessie (Fraser) MacKinnon. She was the loving wife of Robert, devoted mother to Robert (Rob,) and grandmother to Chris and Brandy. You could always count on Lorraine for a warm cup of tea along with a little treat. You could sit and listen as she shared stories of the past. Her kind heart always being given to everyone she met. Lorraine's faith in God was always shown in her love for life and her kindness. She worked as a nurse for over 25 years in Grandview Lodge in Dunnville, Ontario, and touched many people along the way. Lorraine is also survived by brothers, D.R (Kaye) MacKinnon, Jackie (Gloria) MacKinnon, Neil "Sonny" Fraser; sisters, Jean Kathleen MacLean ,Margaretanna (Bruce) Publicover; sister-in-law, Rose Marie MacKinnon. Along with her parents, she was also predeceased by brother, Lauchie Charlie; and sister-in-law Ann Fraser. Visitation will be held in St. John's United Church, Strathlorne on Friday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to10:45 a.m. Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Maggie Plant celebrating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations in Lorraine's memory may be made to St. John's United Church, Central Inverness Palliative Care Society, or to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome com.
Alfreda (Marchand) Moloney, age 89, Blackstone, passed away peacefully on December 2nd, in Inverary Manor, Inverness. Alfreda was born in Randolph, near LaFountain, Ontario, on April 23rd, 1929, and was a daughter of the late Helene (Belcourt) Marchand and Edilbert Marchand. Alfreda moved to Blackstone in 1971 with her husband Henry and a large family and had two more children after the move to the farm in Blackstone. She was a hard-working homemaker and born and raised on a farm, she loved her garden, flowers, animals, and the family sing along. She is survived by her children: Marie (Sr Celeste) St Agatha, Ont; Cecilia, St John’s NFLD; John (Linda), Blackstone; Sr Angela, Vancouver, B.C; Pauline (Norm), Halifax; Stephen (Gloria), Saskatoon, Sask; Peter (Jenny), Terrace, BC; Patrick (Amanda), Calgary, AB; Hugh (Peggy) Cochrane, AB; Robert (Kieu), St. John’s NFLD; Luke, Vancouver, BC; grandchildren: Lacey, Amber, Brendan, Theresa, Mary Catherine, Karissa, Liam, Thomas, Kate, Sean, Rene, Jasmine, and Rowan; many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Henry; sons: Francis (Sadie) and Thomas; infant children: Joseph, Joe R, Elizabeth, and Janet. As the last surviving member of her family, she is also predeceased by her siblings: Fr Evain, Fleurette, Evette, Bernard, and Gilbert. Visitation will be held in the vestry of St Mary’s Church, Mabou, on Thursday, December 6th, from 5:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. Memorial donations in Alfreda’s memory may be made to St Mary’s Cemetery Fund, Mabou, or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
Father Angus Roderick Morris, son of the late Florence (MacDonald) and Patrick Morris of Colindale, passed away on November 24th in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born on December 17th, 1936, (the same day as Pope Francis). Father Angus was very honoured to share this special event with the pope. Father Angus began his education in Colindale School and then attended Port Hood Academy. After high school he worked for several years in farming and fishing with his father. He also experienced work in the mines in Elliot Lake, Ontario. In 1958, he began a B.A. program at St. F. X. After his graduation in 1962, he entered the Eudist Seminary in Halifax and was ordained a priest by Bishop William Power on May 19, 1966.Throughout most of the 52 years of his priesthood, Father Angus served in various parishes in the Diocese of Antigonish. For seven years he worked in the Latin American Apostolate in Honduras. He loved and was loved in all the parishes in which he served. He was gifted with a great facility for recalling people’s names which was much appreciated, especially by the elderly and youth. Father Angus was gifted with a special love for the sick and shut-ins and spent many hours ministering to them. He was also blessed with a beautiful gift of music, which he shared with people of all ages. He was proud to direct The Cape Breton Fiddlers for a period of time. He had a great sense of humour and enjoyed sharing stories with his friends. His ability for delivering the Gospel message in a concise way was a gift recognized by his congregations. He cherished being a priest and was most thankful to God for being chosen to follow Jesus in this most special calling. Father Angus is survived by sisters: Catherine, CND, Sydney; Mary, CND, Halifax, and Teresa (John vanZutphen) Port Hood; brothers: Father Eugene, Harbour View, and Joseph (Mary MacLellan) of Port Hood. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Father Angus was predeceased by his sister, Loranna Chisholm (Bill); brothers: Alexander (Catherine), Hugh (Terry), and three infant brothers. Visitation was held in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, on Monday, November 26th and on Tuesday, November 27th. A Prayer Vigil took place at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Brian Dunn assisted by Rev. Eugene Morris and priests of the Diocese on Wednesday. Burial will be at a later date. Donations may be made to Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the compassionate medical staff of Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. The family is extremely grateful to all the wonderful volunteers who helped Father Angus during his many months in the hospital. Father Angus deeply appreciated the services provided by home care workers and the many friends who comforted him with their talents, prayers, and companionship. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Noonan Poupore of Belle Cote, age 72, on November 28th, in Inverness Consolidated Hospital. John was born on November 8th, 1946, son to the late Joseph Elmer and Helen Kathleen (Noonan) Poupore. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Luedey); his brother, Tom Poupore (Sandy); sisters: Joan Hood (John), Helen Holmes, Mary Herlick (Rob); sisters-in-law: Gen Sweeney (Dave), Wilma Pasher (Jim), Simonne Luedey (Johnny). He will be deeply missed by his much loved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. John spent his entire career with Kmart, which he loved because of his interest in retail. He made many new friends while working in different places across Canada. He and Linda retired in Belle Cote, where he became an active member of the community. He was on the Board of Directors of the Belle Cote Community Centre, where he spent many hours volunteering. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. One of John’s greatest joys was golfing, he was passionate about all sports, especially the Chicago Black Hawks and the LA Dodgers. He was an avid reader, gardener, and loved a good game of cards with family and friends. His wonderful sense of humor, compassion, and kindness for others will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, December 5th, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, East Margaree with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Donations in memory of John may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care, the Lung Association Nova Scotia, or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences may be sent to www.sunsetfuneralco-op.com.
James B Watson (b. 1949), a well-known Gaelic tradition bearer and singer left this world in the early hours of November 26th, 2018, for the nether world. He will be joining his beloved parents, Anna Olsen Watson and James Watson; his younger brother Karley; and a chorus of Gaelic tradition bearers that have gone before him. He is (there is no evidence to support that he will give up, despite his demise) a cultural and political advocate for Gaelic Nova Scotia, recognized in 2016 by Bord Na Gaidhlig’s Scottish Gaelic Award for Best Contribution. For over 30 years, as manager of Interpretation at the Nova Scotia Highland Village Museum, he worked diligently and strategically to fulfil the museum’s local, national, and international mandate, speaking at conferences at home and abroad and communicating through publication the phenomena of Gaelic renewal in Nova Scotia. James, or Seumas, as he was also known, gave the gift of Gaelic and his enduring love to all of his children – Angus, Lili, Anna (Christian), and Colin (Andrea), who will live in the warmth of his memory. His grandchildren Rayden Watson (Anna & Christian) and James Michael Angus Watson (Colin & Andrea) have lost a formidable grandfather. Seumas leaves behind his wife (‘his girl’) Marlene Ivey with whom he shared a deep love and his life’s work. He is survived also by his stepmother Olevia Watson and stepsisters Betsy Graves (Sam), their daughter Haley, and Anne MacFarland (Alwyn) of Maine, USA. Seumas will be sorely missed by his brothers in Gaelic, Dr John Shaw (Jill) and Dr Robert Dunbar (Christine) both of Edinburgh, Scotland; all of those dedicated individuals to whom he was a mentor in many different ways; and his Queensville neighbours. There will be a memorial celebration for Seumas to take place at the Highland Village Iona, the date in December to be announced. Nàisean nan Gàidheal!
Philip “Dennis” Aucoin, age 77, of Grand Etang, passed away in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp, on Saturday, November 17th, 2018. He was a son of the late Emilien and Marie (Doucet) Aucoin. Dennis worked most of his life in Ontario before returning to his native home in his retirement years. He is survived by his sister, Marie Cecile Cullin, St. Marie, Kent Co., N.B.; niece, Joanne (Léonard) Léger, St. Marie, N.B.; grand-niece and special godchild, Marie-Cecile Léger, (Gerard Poirier); grand-nieces, Tammy (Danny) Doucet, Tina Léger (Gaston Methot). Predeceased by brothers, Albert and André Aucoin. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, November 21st in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral was under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Darlene Campbell on November 20th, 2018, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by the love and support of her family. Born in Inverness on October 7th, 1958, to Buddy and the late Molly Timmons; wife of Angus L Campbell; she leaves heart-felt memories to her children, Andrea (Jonathan) Beaton, and Keegan (Alissa MacDougall) Campbell; grandchildren, David, and Tyler Beaton, who were all the spark in her life. Also sharing her memories are brothers and sisters, Jim (Kay), Charlotte (Ken) Dalton, the late Marlene (Paul) Holmes, Murray (Bonnie), Edy (Rick) Hesse, Sandy (Cathy), Wilma (Gerard Cummings); loving aunts, uncles, in-laws, and many nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. Always one to organize and assist, Darlene held many an appointment. From a dedicated employee of the Inverness Raceway for over 28 years to family gatherings going off without a hitch, and to the town of Inverness itself. Many a town royalty started their journey with her, others even learned to fly on blades through her involvement with the figure skating program. From the Kinette Club, the Ceilidh Trail CB Club, and the running of the Community Channel she helped keep the community apprised of up and coming events and news. Although strong, Darlene had a long and hard fight, our minds now know she is at rest but our hearts will take time to get there. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home on Monday, November 26th. Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Inverness with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in St. John's United Cemetery, Strathlorne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Mathilde Chiasson, 89, of Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home in Chéticamp, which occurred on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, at the Guest Home. Born in Chéticamp on September 21st, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Daniel “P’tit Den” and Anita (LeBlanc) Chiasson. Mathilde worked many years in the laundry department at l’Hôpital Sacré Coeur. She was a very religious and spiritual person, always lending a helping hand to her church until she was no longer able to. She loved a good game of cards, visits from family and friends. She lived her last three years at the Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home. Mathilde is survived by her brother, Jimmy Chiasson, residing at Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home; sister-in-law, Jeanette (LeBlanc) Chiasson; special nephews and nieces, and great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph Chiasson, Placide Chiasson, and Patsy Chiasson; sister, Sr. Lucie Chiasson. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 25th in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, November 26th in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home or to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
With great sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of John Ronald Gillis, “RJ”, 83, November 19th, 2018. Born in Gillisdale, South West Margaree, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, August 29th, 1935, the oldest of nine children. Surviving him are his loving wife of 61 years, Thelma Clark Gillis; four children: MaryJo Lamell, Irene Cook, David (Kathy),and John (Jennifer); 10 grandchildren, John (Emina), James and Veronica Cook, Gina Chiodo-Cook (Mathieu), David Vilbrin, Katherine Lamell, Elizabeth and Emily, Samantha, and Connor; nine step-grandchildren Bethany Munn (James), Brandy Prindall (Nathanial), Bradley (Alissa), Barry and Brent (Lexi) Lamell, Berniece Smedley (Donny), Joel (Kimya), Keith, and Trevor Knecht; four great-grandchildren; 24 step-great-grandchildren; and five step great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Jessie MacDougall, Anne Marie MacAdam (James), Peggy Hurley (George), Michael (Mary), Veronica, Rita MacLellan; three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Garletts, Donelda, and Muriel; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, whom he cherished having in his life. He was predeceased in life by his parents Duncan and Elizabeth Agnes "Aggie" Gillis; his in-laws, Dwight and Irene Clark; two brothers, Anthony and Richard; three brothers-in-law, William MacDougall, Johnny MacClellan, and Frank Garletts; and his cousin and best man at his wedding, James Gillis. Also by a grandson, James Ronald Lamell and a great-grandson, whom he loved to sing and play ball with, Alexander James “AJ” Lamell-Henry. “Play ball, grampy.” “S e Ceap Breatuinn tìr mo ghràidhe.” He left the land of his love when he had completed school in the early 50s. Going on to work hard and provide for his family all of his life, establishing many great friendships. He was a big part in the lives of people in his community and with all of his extended family from Nova Scotia to Boston, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Vermont. He was always there to help someone and to build something. He constructed many developments, buildings, and houses while working in his own business, in southern Connecticut and Vermont. Prior to that, he worked as a road foreman for Defonce Construction building many of our “super highways” including I-95 and I-87, in New York State, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. He is now in a better place, free from the binds of this world that were over taking his life with the final stages of Alzheimer's disease. It is a disease which totally drains one's being. Now he is free and at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ. Sing on and enjoy, enjoy the Gaelic conversations that you loved having right up to your last breath. His love will ring on forever in our hearts. Calling hours were at Guare and Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier, VT, Tuesday, November 27th. Funeral Mass was held at St. Monica's, in Barre, VT, on Wednesday, November 28th. The funeral procession proceeded to Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier for burial. Family and friends were invited to a luncheon gathering at the Old Brick Church community room in East Montpelier Village. Plans for a Celebration of Life in Nichols, Connecticut, will be announced at a later date.
Mr. Mario L. Lituri, of Waltham, died Friday, November 9th, 2018, at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 70. Mario was born in Waltham on August 7th, 1948, a son of the late Mario B. and Constance M. (Casella) Lituri. After graduating from Waltham High School he served with the United States Air Force Reserves. He would tell you that the best part of his life began on July 12th, 1969, when he married Lucille M. LeBlanc in Our Lady's Church. The couple made Waltham their life-long home. In his early 20s he joined the family locksmith business, started at the beginning of the last century by his grandfather, F.C. Lituri, that later became known as Lituri & Son on Crescent Street, followed by a move to Chestnut Street. Mario was a longtime member, past president, and board member of the Massachusetts Locksmiths Association. Mario and his family enjoyed yearly vacations to Cape Breton Island, a place where he found great peace, light, joy, and refreshment. He was an avid reader, preferring hard cover books, and was old school when it came to newspaper reading. He will long be remembered as a talented cook and having a green thumb; there wasn't much that he couldn't grow. His greatest joy came from being in the company of his family. His wife and three girls were his world, at least until the family grew with the addition of his six grandsons. Just days before Mario's death his newest grandson, Nico, joined the family and nothing brought a warmer smile to his face than when the kids were around. Mario was the quintessential ‘quiet man' and was clothed in the words of Saint Paul in his letter to the Colossians: ‘heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience'. His personality was warm and genuine, he was the guy that made you feel safer just because he was in the room. In addition to his beloved wife of 49 years, Lucille, he leaves his children, Tracy L. McMahon (Kevin) of Waltham, Lela M. Horiuchi (Shin) of Chelmsford, and Lisa L. Morrison (Matt) of Woburn; his grandchildren, Declan and Bennett McMahon, Ryo and Nico Horiuchi, and Landen and Keegan Morrison; his sisters, Kathy M. Lituri (Steve Bores) of Lincoln and Anita Kindberg (Walter) of Canton and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends honoured and remembered Mario's life by gathering in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Thursday, November 15th and again on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his funeral Mass was celebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother, Veronica (Vonnie) MacIsaac, on November 22nd, 2018, at the age of 78, at the ICMH, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on January 13th, 1940, in Inverness, to the late Paddy and Tilly Roach. A devoted mother to Alexander (Terry), Donna, Kathleen (Jurgen), Louis, and Julieann (Grant). Loving grandma to Ronan, Graham, Kyle, Connor, and Sophie. Survived by her husband of 60 years, Malcolm (Malkie) MacIsaac; brothers, Si, Larry, and Jackie; sisters Mary Catherine and Peggy; and many special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Bill, Pete, Gerard, and brother in infancy; sisters, Judy and Theresa. Mom will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her. As per Mom's wishes, cremation has occurred. A summer visitation, celebration of life, and burial will follow. Details to be published at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mom’s memory to the Inverness Palliative Care, Oncology Department, or ladies auxiliary.
Mrs. Ann MacNeil-Landry, 75, River Bourgeois passed away November 11th, 2018, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late, John “Jack” and Mary (MacKenzie) MacNeil. Ann graduated from Holy Family High School, Inverness, and went on to graduate from Dalhousie University. She taught for over 30 years in various communities around Cape Breton Island, including Bay St. Lawrence, Ingonish ; Ann finished her career as a math and chemistry teacher at St. Peter’s District High School. She was a devoted parishioner of St. John the Baptist in River Bourgeois. She is survived by her husband Eddie; stepchildren: Henry (Vicki), California, and Derrick, Ottawa; three step-grandchildren, brothers: Francis, Inverness; Paul (Anne Marie), Shediac N.B. ; John (Joanne), North Sydney; and Jim (Edna), Milton Ontario; sisters: Eileen Delaney, Inverness; Andrea Oulton, Halifax; sisters-in-law Mary Jane MacNeil, Halifax; Vicki MacNeil, Inverness; brother-in-law George (Cathy) Landry. Ann will be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by: brothers Ron, Gerard, and Dan; sister Peggy; and sisters-in-law Viola and Denise. Resting in the River Bourgeois Visitation Parlor on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Yake presiding, burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Strait Richmond Hospital Foundation or to a Bursary Fund in Ann’s memory. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our son, Roderick Joseph “Roddie” Camus, age 44 of Maison Roderigue, Chéticamp, on October 30th, 2018, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Chéticamp. Born in Baddeck, Victoria County, he was a son of Joseph André and Gisele Anne (Haché) Camus. “Lost our boy twice,” at age three and a half, Roddy had to leave his home and be placed at Sydney Training Centre for three and a half years followed by a six month period at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax to be monitored and placed on a program and medications for seizures. Upon his discharged he then was placed in Pictou Training Centre for 12 years. Finally in 1993 we were able to bring him closer to home when the Green Door Society known now as “C.A.R.E.S.” provided us with the umbrella to build a home called “La Maison Rodrigue” where Roddy was well-loved and cared for during the last 25 years. Today we say good-bye again to eternity. Fly high our lovely blue eyed boy, Mom, Dad, and family. Roddy is survived by brother, Kevin John (Paula Aucoin) Camus; sister, Michelle (Camus) Deveau, her husband, Joël Deveau; niece, « Hope » Marie Ann Deveau; and several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Sandé and Katy May Haché, paternal grandparents, Napoléon and Jeannette Camus. Visitation took place on Saturday, November 3rd, in Église Saint-Pierre Vestry, Chéticamp, with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. The burial followed in the parish cemetery. No flowers please. Memorial donations may be made to C.A.R.E.S., P.O. Box 550, Chéticamp, B0E1H0, to the Cancer Patient Care Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
James Bryon “Jim” MacIntosh, age 94, of Baddeck and formerly of River Denys, passed away on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Edward and Sadie (MacDonald) MacIntosh. Jim was a member of Forbes United Church, River Denys. He was a veteran of Second World War and was the last surviving veteran of that war in the Whycocomagh area. He was a member of Sircom Lodge No. 66, Whycocomagh, as well as Celtic Star Chapter No. 19 O.E.S., as well as a member of the Causeway Shriners and a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 123, Whycocomagh. Jim worked as an electrician, having his own company for many years. Jim was a true gentleman. He will be remembered for saying “Not bad for a young fella!” He was friends with children and was known to them as “High five Jim.” Surviving are: his loving wife, Ann (MacIntosh); daughters, Lynda (Ken) Pollett, British Columbia; Christine, Orangedale; son, Bryon, Angus, Ont.; half-sister, Barbara, Newfoundland; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Neil, and one in infancy; first wife, Margaret (Middlemiss). Visitation was held on Monday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh. Funeral service was held Tuesday from Forbes United Church, River Denys, Rev. Dale Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Fir Grove Cemetery, River Denys. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Causeway Shrine Club Hospital Fund, Forbes United Church, or to a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Gloria Hunt passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of October 28th. She will be forever remembered for her kind spirit to everyone she encountered throughout her life. Gloria is survived by her husband, Wade Hunt; son, Joseph Hunt and his wife Tanya Hunt; daughter, Tracy Hiller and her husband Dion Hillier; grandkids: Rebecca, Wilson, and Brandon Hunt, Daniel and Dylan Hillier. Her three sisters: Sandy Harvey, Wanda Hoskins, Paula Lucas, and families in NFLD. As well as her special Aunt Rita Companion and family. Gloria was predeceased by her parents Harold and Greta Martin of Boswarlos, Newfoundland. We will have a celebration of her life at the Belle Cote Community Centre at a later date. We will announce it on CJFX when a date has been decided.
Roland “Wayne” Langille, age 70, of Port Hood, Inverness County, passed away peacefully at home, as the sun came up on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Tatamagouche, he was a son of Mary Kathleen (Fullerton) Hooper and the late Roland Alexander Langille and also predeceased by stepfather, Robert Frothingham Hooper. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice (Langley); daughters, Laura (Gary) and Leeanne (Pierre) both of Halifax; grandchildren, Sebastian, Easton, Emmerson and Nicholas; brothers, Colin (Yvan ) Montreal, PQ; Gregory (Sandra), Saint John, NB; Jeffrey (Faye ), Hunter River, PEI; and sister, Rosealee, Trenton; in-laws, Laura Jean Langley and the late Jimmy “Nick “ Langley, sisters-in-law, Arlene Bussey, Port Hawkesbury; Debora Langley , Fort McMurray, AB; nieces and nephews, Sarah, Rebecca, Jessica, Alyson, Morgan, Gavin, Gina, Mark, Kendra and Luke; and many special grandnieces and nephews. Wayne had a happy childhood in Tatamagouche, with summers at the cottage in Malagash. The Langille/Fullerton cousins had a great bond and in later years always managed to have a summer reunion “at the shore.” Wayne’s family moved to Port Hawkesbury in the early 60s where he attended school, played hockey, and made lifelong friends. He worked for his father’s Chev dealership and loved taking the new cars out for a spin. Part-time work at the Pulp Mill and delivering oil allowed him the funds to purchase his first car, a blue Pontiac convertible. He studied the Plumbing and Pipefitting trade at NSIT in Halifax and became a proud member of Local 682, serving as a respected board member. He was an active member and trustee of St Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church. He worked all over Canada and the US but when he was home, he gave all his energy into being a loving dad and husband. Wayne enjoyed photography, gardening, and was never without a project on the go! He always found a new passion and did not stop until he mastered it. He was an energy conservationist and lover of nature. Wayne was very interested in forest management and was happy to serve on the board of North Inverness. He was ahead of his time in many ways and loved the challenge of reinventing systems. The welcome mat was always out at his home as he shared stories with young and old in the garage, on the deck, and by the fire pit. Wayne was a true friend to many and never missed a chance to drop in for short visits. He was very fond of his home in Port Hood, the beach, the wharf, the lobster, and the people. He was a music lover and from the days of the transistor radio to the present he was always playing the tunes. Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 1st, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Port Hood and Area Resting Place. A Celebration of Life will be held in St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church, Port Hood, at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2nd with Pastor Maggie Plant officiating. Burial will take place in the Union Protestant Cemetery, Port Hood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Inverness Palliative Care Society, St. Stephen’s-Jubilee United Church, or charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.
Hugh Rankin Beaton, 71, of Pictou, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 6th, 2018, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Inverness, on December 14th, 1946, Hugh was a son of the late Angus and Flora Beaton of Mabou. Hugh retired from Nova Scotia Power, Trenton Generating Station, where he was employed as a power engineer for 22 years. Prior to his employment at Nova Scotia Power, he was employed as a power engineer at Crossley Carpet, Truro, and Gulf Oil Refinery in Point Tupper. Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Marguerite (Campbell); and his four children, Greg, Saint John, New Brunswick; Brian (Tania), Loch Broom; Janice, New Glasgow; and Eileen (Thomas), Stratford, PEI; as well as his two beautiful grandchildren, Jack and Ruby. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Donald, Sydney; John R., Pugwash; Lawrence (Linda), Mabou; Damien (Maureen), Mabou; Fabian (Rosemary), Hamilton, Ontario; Harold, Fall River; Marian (Roddie MacLennan), Bedford; Willanna (Bill MacDonald), Mabou; plus his many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Clarence; and sister, Angela. Hugh was a loving husband and father and a devout family man. He loved spending time with his four children, and kept a keen interest in their lives. Hugh especially loved spending time with his two grandchildren, who he loved with all his heart. He loved Celtic music, especially fiddle tunes and the bagpipes. He also enjoyed telling his kids stories of growing up at the “end of a country road” and stood strong in his roots. Visitation was held Sunday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral Mass took place on Monday from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the Parish Cemetery. www.mclarenfuneral.ca. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” – Mother Theresa.
With great sadness, we the announce the passing of Maurice Ernest (Moe) Bowden. He was a wonderful, loving, and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Maurice passed away peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, at home Saturday, October 13th, 2018. He was born in Dunnville, Ontario, on July 12th, 1933, to parents, the late Kenneth and Evelyn (Dibbele) Bowden. He is survived by his wife, Simone (Cormier) Bowden; sons, Jeff (Jenn), New Zealand, and Gregg (Melissa), Belleville, Ontario; daughter, Abby (Anton) Niagara Falls, Ontario; grandchildren, Ellyanna, James, and Ana; also many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Cheticamp, Saturday, October 20th. Donations in memory of the late Maurice Bowden may be made to Sacred Heart Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Health Centre or St. Peter’s Church Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. Online condolences: www.sunsetfuneralco-operative.com.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Angus Alexander MacEachern, Port Hawkesbury, on October 14th, 2018, at the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Angus grew up in Creigmore and was employed locally for many years as a machine operator. He enjoyed watching western movies, reading the paper, doing crossword puzzles, playing card, and spending time with family and friends. In his younger years he served for a short time with the Canadian Army. He is survived by his children: Chris, Port Hawkesbury; Darlene (Scott) Austen, Sugar Camp; Bruce (Kimberly Richards), Port Hawkesbury; Mark (Stephanie), River Denys; and Brian (Megan Smith), Port Hawkesbury; and their mother Sarah MacEachern; brothers Donald V. “Buster”, David, and Malcolm; sister Mary Katherine “Tootsie”; his common-law partner Marion Scott; seven grand children; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Donald V. and Florence (MacDougall) MacEachern; brothers Bernie, Ralph, and Robert, brother-in-law Eddie Gavel ,sisters-in-law Susan MacEachern and Donna MacEachern; grandson Noah MacEachern. Rested in Green’s Funeral Home, 507 Bernard Street, Port Hawkesbury on Saturday. Private family services will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Green’s Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Messages to the family may be conveyed at www.greensfuneralhome.ca.
Walter Alphonse (Wallie) Walker, age 70, was sung back home to God on the evening of October 17th, 2018, surrounded by his devoted family. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late John Dan and Margaret Christine (Nicholson) Walker. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra, children Angie (Dwayne) MacDonnell, Walter (Kayla), Tanya (Redmond) Doucet, all of Inverness; grandchildren Mallory, Alex Dan, Myra, Miranda, and Logan; brother Micky(Betty) and sister Lorainne Dykes of Inverness; sister-in-law Caroline Walker of Creignish; and many many special in-laws, nieces and nephews. Wallie was predeceased by brothers Geordie of Creignish, Alexander(Jean), Hugh (Florence), Jamie (Ann), Lauchie (Mary), sisters, Isabel(Dan C.) MacNeil, Immaculata Mack (Sonny) Hartford, Rose(Raymond) MacKinnon; brother-in-law Harry Dykes all of Inverness. Throughout his life, Wallie was a well-known lobster fisherman and a man who liked to take on many projects from welding to building homes. Wallie loved nothing more than sitting in his living room surrounded by his family, especially his five special grandchildren who he adored. A lover of country music and a huge fan of The Eagles, he was happiest listening to music, playing guitars, and having a sing song in his home. His door was always open, the tea was always on, making his home a place where people were always welcome to share stories and enjoy the ocean view. Occasions were always celebrated to the fullest, especially birthdays in Wallie's home. He loved watching the Leafs and spent many years in the rinks around the province with his children. Later in life he took great pleasure in following his son’s horses around the Maritimes and he also enjoyed his many years around the track where he videoed the races for almost 30 years. To all that knew him, he was considered a good friend. He lived his life as it should be, showing kindness, generosity, and love. He taught us all to respect and appreciate the beauty of Inverness and our surrounding areas, especially his favourite hunting spots such as Broad Cove and Site Point. Visitation took place in Inverness funeral home Friday, October 19th. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, October 20th in Stella Maris Church Inverness, with Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Inverness Palliative Care Society or to the Inverness Hospital Foundation. Online condolences can be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Victor Aucoin of Chéticamp, formerly of Grand Etang, at the age of 75, which occurred on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, in the Inverary Manor, Inverness. Born in Chéticamp, he was the son of the late Johnny à John and Laura (Cormier) Aucoin. Victor was a devoted provider for his family who enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, especially at l’AMAC on Tuesday nights. He was an auto mechanic at his “Texaco” garage for many years among many other jobs. He was a volunteer fireman for the Lemoine Fire Department and a member of the K.O.C., Council # 3850. He volunteered for many community organizations. He is survived by his loving wife, Louise Anna Aucoin; sons, Vic Aucoin (Deb), Adrien, Rémi (Sylvie) Aucoin; daughters, Micheline (Sandy) Ross, Victorine Roach (Robert), Debra (Robert) Doucet, Glenna (Gordon) Arsenault; brother, Maurice (Marcella) Aucoin; sisters, Corrine (Glen) Murdy, Jeanne Deveau, Laurel LeFort, Glenna Rainville (Conrad); grandchildren, Fabian, Kelton, Rénée, Liam, Céline, Danelle, Dillon, Sawyer, Riley, Alyssa, Eddie; great-grandchild, Koster. He was predeceased by brother, Harvey; sisters, Béatrice Deveaux and Léa Caissie. Visitation was in Cheticamp Funeral Home on Sunday, October 14th, 2018. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, October 15th, at 10:30 a.m. in Église Saint Joseph, St. Joseph du Moine with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Inverary Manor, 72 Maple St., Inverness, N.S., B0E-1N0. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
Roger Oliver Olson, age 76 of Shubenacadie, passed away in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on October 7th, 2018. Born in Drumhellar, AB, he was the son of the late Oliver and Elnora (Montgomery) Olson, of Smith AB. After graduating high school, Roger completed his Basic Forestry Training at Hinton AB, then spent 13 years with the Alberta Forestry Service before moving to NS with his family. He continued his work in Forestry with NS Dept of Lands and Forests as the Fire Control Training Officer for the province until his retirement in 1999. As a well-known fixture of the community, Roger was a member of St. Bridget’s Parish, and volunteered his time with 652 Milford and District Lions Air Cadet Squadron, as well as the local Scouting organization. After his retirement, he kept busy with various activities which included being a musician with a local dinner theatre troupe, being a member of the St. Bernard’s Knights of Columbus, political events, and any other events that Yvonne volunteered his services. Roger was known for his love of Country and Celtic music, played a variety of instruments and often spent time attending jam sessions with various groups. Every autumn, Roger would load up one of his vehicles with apples, and other assorted produce and headed to Cape Breton to sell his wares. What started as a fundraising idea for the Truro Girls Pipe Band, blossomed into an enjoyable fall past time that spanned 40 years, leading to him being known as “The Apple Man” of Inverness County. Roger will always be remembered for his kindness, willingness to help others, good nature, sense of humour, and music. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Olson of Shubenacadie; his son Marcel Olson (JoAnn) of San Diego, and many relatives in Western Canada, NS, and the USA. Roger was predeceased by his wife of 50 years Marie “Yvonne” (Chiasson) Olson; brother, Leonard; and sister, Gloria Horton. Visitation was held Thursday, October 11th, 2018, in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, East Margaree, Father Macdonald Ibeh officiating. Donations in memory of Roger may be made through Legacy of Life, Nova Scotia-supporting organ donation; or to any local grassroots charity. Condolences, words of comfort, and memories of Roger may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com.
We announce the death of Jeannette (Muise) Aucoin, age 93, of Chéticamp, who passed away on October 4th, 2018, in Foyer Père Fiset Guest Home, Chéticamp. Born in Cap Rouge, she was a daughter of the late Simon Muise and Mathilde (Aucoin) Muise. Jeannette was very religious and loved saying her rosary. She loved playing cards and picking wild berries. She had a big heart and would have given everything she owned to her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. Jeannette spent the last two years of her life at the Foyer Père Fiset where she was taken care of by their loving staff, which she had at heart and would always say “Merci, merci, merci!” Jeannette’s family greatly appreciated everything the Foyer Père Fiset staff has done for her and for all their loving care. Jeannette is survived by sons, Léo, Yvon (Louise Anne), Claude (Yolande), Gélas (Jeannine); daughters, Yvonne (Danny), Laurette (Roger), Anne Marie (Gelas), Marie Sylvie (Normand), Marie Hilda (Gilles), Ginette (Nicholas); brother, Georgie; 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Simon L. Aucoin; son, Danny; daughters-in-law, Isabelle, Bernice; brothers, Joseph Léo, Arthur, Wilfred, Denis; sisters, Yvonne, Isabel. Visitation was held in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, October 8th at 10:30 a.m. in Église Saint-Pierre, Chéticamp with Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Foyer Père Fiset (Recreation Program). Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. Online condolences may be sent to: www.cheticampfuneralservices.ca.
John Cameron, April 15th, 1938 – October 2nd, 2018, 80. John passed away peacefully in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital to the sound of his family storytelling and enjoying each other's company. A thoroughbred Cameron, John displayed the physical and spiritual characteristics of his ancestors. He was a man of great faith who placed his family above all else. John’s exceptional character, integrity, and loving nature made him an easy man to admire, which all of his grandchildren did. The time they spent together was mutually enjoyed as John loved children and they loved him. John was a proud, humble, kind man for which material things meant very little. What he did value was time spent with friends and family, games of crib, the Saturday night square dance, and a beautiful meal with friends. An exceptionally hard worker all of his life, John provided for his family in the mines of Ontario before returning home to Mabou to found and build the trucking company that bears his name today. His business was run with the same level of integrity in which he conducted his life as he believed a man's word was his bond, and that a handshake was an unbreakable contract. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay; children: Brenda (Finlay) Beaton, Kathi Cameron, Patsy (Bill) Fraser, Marie (Louis) Lanceleve, Gary (Missy) Cameron; and step-children: Stephen, Nicole (Andrew), and Kevin Dugas. Also survived by his grandchildren, Crystal (George) Doucet, Mitchell, Craig, Justin, and Logan Beaton, Zack (Manny), Kody (Krista), Travis, and Deidra Fraser, Colby, Reid, and Carson Lanceleve, and Hayley Cameron; step-grandchildren, Grant, Garrett, and Gemma Dugas, Katherine, Jake, Reid, and Madi Brennen; sisters, Rita (John), Gennie (Bill), Margie (Don), Anne (George d.), Patsy (Greg); and brothers: Donald (Flo), Raymond (Claudette), and Owen (Marie) are also survived. John was pre-deceased by his first wife, Mariette (Ladouceur); infant daughter, Mary, son, Grant; parents, Sam and Euphemia (Grant); infant grandson, Ty; sister, Mary (Fred Anderson d.); brothers, Alex (Helen), Lawrence (Louise d), Angus (Gail d), and Gerald; brothers-in-law, John Richardson (Rita), Fred Anderson (Mary), Bill Booth (Gennie), Jerome Keating (Marg), George Megahy (Anne); and sisters-in-law, Helen (Alex), Flo (Donald), Louise (Lawrence), Gail (Angus), and Jean (Raymond); nephews, Ken Cameron, Scotty Megahy, Kenneth MacDonald; and niece, Anne Keating. John’s final gift to his family and friends was the determination in which he fought his illness. It gave us all the opportunity to make more memories with him which we will cherish always. John was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Thank you John, for the standard you set, it was a privilege to have shared our lives with such a true gentleman. Our lives were all enriched by you. Visitation was held in Inverness Funeral Home Thursday, October 4th , with funeral Mass Friday, October 5th, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating at St. Margaret's of Scotland Church Broad Cove, burial followed in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Mabou. Reception in St. Mary's Hall, Mabou. Donations can be made to: Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or St. Margaret's Parish Building Fund. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the death of Douglas Ward Jackson. Doug passed away peacefully, October 3rd, 2018, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was born October 13th, 1942, to parents John and Valencia Jackson, Ingonish. He is survived by sisters, Shirley DeKouchay, Sydney; Emily Spriggs, Middle Sackville; brother, Lewis (Irene) Prescott, Ontario; sister-in-law Maureen; also several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Doug was predeceased by his wife Jeanette; his brother Leonard; and brother-in-law Frank Spriggs. While living in Ottawa, Doug worked at LeBlanc Electric doing Armature winding. It was while living in Ottawa he met his late wife Jeanette. Doug and Jeanette moved home to Ingonish where he spent many years fishing lobsters. He was always ready to help others and often volunteered his time to help with Search and Rescue when help was needed. Doug and Jeanette built their retirement home at West Lake Ainslie. Sunday afternoons you would often find them enjoying the horse races at Inverness Race Track, they also enjoyed playing cards with their friends and neighbours. Arrangements were under the care of Sunset Funeral Co-operative, Margaree Valley. “Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger everyday, remembrance keeps him near.”
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