OBITUARIES

DOIRON, Emelia “Josephine” (93) It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Mère and sister, Emelia “Josephine” Doiron, of Pomquet, who passed away peacefully in the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, on August 7, 2017, with her family by her side. Born in Pomquet on May 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Benoit. Family was always a priority for Mère. Her love for children encompassed all aspects of her life. She enjoyed cooking for others, especially bread, pâte and cookies. Some of her best memories were her trips to visit relatives in the states. We will all miss her kitchen parties and losing to her in a good game of rummy. She is survived by her children Lorraine (Arthur Broussard) Pomquet; Maurice (Mari) St. Joseph’s; Patricia (Danny Berry) Antigonish; Annette (Francis Boyle) Afton; Doris (late Donald DeYoung) Antigonish; Bruce (Cindy) Pomquet; Stephen, Pomquet and son-in-law Joe MacFarlane, Williams Point; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister Margaret Benoit, Massachusetts and brother Arthur Benoit, New Hampshire. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband George, daughter Dianne MacFarlane, sisters, Ethel Boudreau, Rita McNeff, Irene Breen and Theresa Benoit; brother Peter and special family friend, T- George. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday in Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet, Reverend Andrew Gillies presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Antigonish Area Homemakers, Antigonish VON, Milford Haven Home for Special Care or a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences: www.clcurry.com.

FOUGERE, Marion (MacDougall) (87) of Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough, formerly of Boylston, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. She was the wife of the late John Fougere. Born in Hazel Hill, on November 6, 1929, the daughter of the late James and Violet MacDougal, she attended the Hazel Hill School. At an early age age, Marion taught school in Fox Island and Phillips Harbour, later working at the Royal Bank in Halifax. After her marriage, Marion lived in Hazel Hill for many years. Moving to Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1962, she worked at the Foxon Company and later Robert’s Ford. She retired in 1995, returning to Boylston with her husband John. She was a member of the Guysborough Hospital Auxiliary, the St Ann’s Church Ladies Auxiliary and the Boylston Curling Club. She was an avid bridge player, belonging to several bridge groups. Marion is survived by her two daughters, Violet Mooney and Dianna Kingsford, both of Attleboro, MA; four grandchildren, Ryan Mooney of Attleboro, MA; Jaime Taormina of Newfields, NH; Andrew Mooney of Monson, MA; Matthew Kingsford of Haverhill, MA, and by her two sisters, Margaret MacDougall of Hazel Hill and Helen Jerrott, a resident of Parkland Estates, Halifax. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers James and William MacDougall and her sisters Ann MacDougall and Mary Morris. A funeral service was held on August 5, 2017, at Sacred Heart Church, North Attleboro, MA. A graveside service and burial with be held in St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Guysborough on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

KEATING, Edward James “Ed” (78) of Canso was awarded his wings and soared to Heaven after he was released from his battle with dementia on Sunday, August 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, friends and compassionate caregivers, in the Seaside Manor, Canso. Born in Canso, he was a son of the late Kingston and Rena Mae (MacKenzie) Keating. He was predeceased by his brothers, Lloyd and Delbert “Sonny” Keating and sister Dorothy “Dot” MacLean. Edward was a caring, affectionate and giving man whose world revolved around his family. He was gentle, loyal and always trying to help people. He had several employment positions in which he took great pride: he worked for Veteran Affairs, Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax; fisheries officer with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He was a gunsmith and had a huge amount of pride for his gun shop; he was also a skilled diver. His hobbies included going for drives and visiting friends, going in the boat, cooking, playing crib with his buddies (and according to him he always won). He travelled the world and even survived a shark attack in the Grand Cayman Islands. Ed enjoyed making homemade beer and wine for his buddies and I’m sure they’d all agree that it had a good kick. Ed enjoyed making beautiful jewellery as well. His beautiful smile and big brown eyes will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He had a sense of humour like no other and many were victims of silly pranks he played. They can now hold these funny memories dear and cherish them. He is survived by his loving and devoted daughter Rena Keating, Canso; his smart and loving son, Roger, Stellarton; his cherished and greatly loved grandchildren, Darrien (Byron), Shara Mae and Isaiah James Keating; and his special little great-granddaughter, Scotia Mae Christina Keating; brother, John (Heather) Keating, Halifax; beloved sister, Maureen (George) McKelvie, Halifax; first cousin and special friends, Philip and Paula MacKenzie; special friend, Mike Doyle, Guysborough; many cousins, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; special uncles Clyde and Ernie MacKenzie. Extra special thanks to each and every staff member at Canso Seaside Manor for the gentle and compassionate loving care they gave my father; to Dr. John Sullivan, his doctor and friend and Rhonda Bennett from Eastern Memorial Hospital, Canso; Rev’s David and Betty Wheeler for the prayers and words of comfort, to all of you; your support and love meant so much and never will be forgotten. In keeping with Ed’s wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside service and celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Edward may be made to Canso Seaside Manor. Arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

LYNDS, Norman Dexter (78) of Indian Harbour Lake, Guysborough County, and formerly of Truro, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Bible Hill, he was a son of the late Roland and Muriel (Bell) Lynds. Dexter worked as a power engineer with Nova Scotia Power and Crossley Carpet Mills in Truro. He moved to Indian Harbour Lake a year ago and attended Indian Harbour Lake Pentecostal Church. Dexter’s main hobby was woodworking and he enjoyed listening to gospel music. He is survived by his wife Marion, brothers, Walter (Marion) Lynds, Ian (Jill) Lock, both of River Bourgeois; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Friday in Indian Harbour Lake Pentecostal Church with Pastor David Connolly officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Sherbrooke. Memorial donations may be made to the Indian Harbour Lake Pentecostal Church. Funeral arrangements under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Sherbrooke. Online condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.