BORDEN (Parris), Rita Elizabeth (91) of Sunnyville, Guysborough Co., died on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Halifax, surrounded by her loving family. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born in Mulgrave, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Parris (member of the 2nd Black Battalion) and the late Annie Jane (Jarvis) Parris. Survived by her daughters, Lorraine, Mississauga, ON; Stella, Dartmouth; Margaret (Don), Eastern Passage; Heather (James), Ajax, ON; Lillian (Robert), North Preston; Janice (Dwight), Brampton; sons, Scott (Gloria), New Glasgow; Bernard (Debbie), Etobicoke ON; Donald (Lynn), Mississauga, ON; Robert, Toronto, ON; raised Fred (Shelly), Toronto; sister, Sylvia (Marvin), Halifax; brothers, Brian, Dartmouth; Kevin, Mississauga, ON; Bobby, Truro; 31 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Garfield, daughter Anne, grandson Wally, sisters, Anne, Margaret, Paula; brothers, Daniel, Patton, Joseph, Francis, James, Allister. She will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Beverly and the 3rd floor staff at St. Vincent Nursing Home, Halifax. Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20 in Sunnyville United Baptist Church, Sunnyville, Guysborough Co. Funeral service will take place on Thursday at 1 p.m. from Wesley United Church, Guysborough, with Rev. Wayne Desmond officiating. Burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Rita to St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, Halifax or a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.
DeWOLFE, Genesta Theresa (81) of St. Andrews, formerly of Pomquet and Little Dover, passed away on Sunday in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. Born April 12, 1936, in Little Dover, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Alvina (Haines) Mason. Genesta was employed at St. Francis Xavier University for 39 years. She was active with the St. Andrews Seniors and was a eucharistic minister at St. Andrews’s Church for six years. She is survived by son Terry MacMillan, Pomquet; grandchildren, Travis MacMillan, Antigonish; Kyle MacMillan, Lower South River; Robert, Christopher, Matthew, and Zachery Mason, Antigonish; granddaughter Felica Mason, Antigonish; three sisters; Shirley MacEachern, St. Andrews; Pauline Myatt, Antigonish, and Jeanie (Melvin) Bouchie, Little Dover; brother Gordon (Garnet) Mason, Little Dover. She was predeceased by husband Clarence DeWolfe, son William Mason, sister Edna Teasdale, brother Charles Mason and daughter-in-law Valery MacMillian. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in C. L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrews, Reverend Charles Cameron officiating. Burial in Ste. Croix cemetery, Pomquet. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.
GOODWIN, Graham Collin (79) of New Glasgow passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. Born in Mulgrave, he was a son of the late William and Sadie (Benoit) Goodwin. He was a retired mechanic. He is survived by a son Robert, daughters Satrina Cosh and Bonnie Martin, several grandchildren, brothers Alex, Clayton and Carl; sister Corrine. He was predeceased by his wife Lillian Joan Dixon, grandsons Olin and Kevin Martin, sister Lillian; brothers, Anthony, Stephen and John. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service by request.
O’NEIL, Thomas (Tom) Carroll (73) of New Glasgow, passed away on Sept. 14, 2017, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Mulgrave, he was the son of the late Francis and Anela O’Neil. Tom retired as a Sgt. after 28 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. After his retirement, Tom worked for Sobeys (Heather Lanes) for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, spending time in his RV and being at the beach; his grandchildren were the joy of his life. Surviving are his loving wife, Laurine (Vienneau); daughter, Jennifer (Mike James), Ottawa; sons, Tom, Edmonton; Craig (Tammie), Trenton; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandsons; siblings, Marlene, Errol (Audrey), Gerald (Mary Jane), David (Laurella), Jo-Anne (John) and Mary (Ken). Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Mannie and John; survived by their wives, Judy and Vivian. Special thanks to Dr. Kwasnik and the Palliative Care Staff, Dr. Peter Lee and the VON for their care of Tom. Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. A memorial service will be held at a later date.