GROVER, E. Rita (87) of Canso, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Canso Seaside Manor, Canso. Born in Charlos Cove, Guysborough Co., on October 14, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Elmo Spears and Lena Casey and was raised by her late grandparents. Surviving is her loving partner of 56 years, George Richardson, Canso; daughters, Georgina Richardson, Canso; Connie Newell (Dwayne Cogger), St. Andrews; Joanne Fougere (Kirk Shurman), PEI; son, Russell (Sherry) Richardson, Canso; grandchildren, Justin and Jessica Richard, Dwayne and Sarah Newell, Jade Fougere, Brooke Hooper, Jaycob Richardson; step-grandchildren, Rena and Nathan Nickerson; great-grandchildren, Gabryle and Abygail Newell. Also surviving are her sisters, Shirley (Joe) Pettipas, Bertha Doiron, Lorna Cashin; brothers, Frankie (Marilyn) Doiron, Russell (Stella) Doiron, Kenneth (Eileen) Doiron; sister-in-law, Muriel Doiron. Besides her parents and grandparents, Rita was predeceased by her daughter, Eileen Casey; brother, Edmond “Emmy” Doiron; stepfather, John Doiron; uncles, Gus and John Casey and brother-in-law, Roddie Cashin. Mom loved to knit and play cards. She was generous and kind and would do anything for anybody; she regularly donated to Kids with Cancer and MADD. She always made everyone feel welcome in her home and made sure they left with full bellies. She loved her grandkids and spoiled them rotten. We know she is at peace now and where she wanted to go. We will miss her and love her forever and never forget. A special thank you to all the staff at Canso Seaside Manor for your compassionate care making her last hours as comfortable as possible, and all the food, snacks and drinks you so graciously provided for us all. A special thank you to her kind and generous roommate Rose Casey. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, November 17, at 2 p.m. from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Charlos Cove with Father Callistus Abazie officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. A donation may be made to the Canso Seaside Manor or charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.
GLADYS FLORENCE HULME (1931 – 2017) It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom on Sunday, November 12, 2017 with her children and grandchildren by her side at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Mom was born on July 17, 1931 in Dort’s Cove, Guysborough, NS and was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Porter. Gladys enjoyed crocheting, baking and playing cards. Mom’s most cherished moments were those spent with her children, grandchildren and great-children. She will be missed by all. Gladys is survived by her children, Billie (Florence), Ruth (Doug) Dupe and Scott (Arlene MacEachern), son-in-law Tom Pheifer, all of New Waterford and Darlene (Donald) Muise of Winnipeg, MB. She was Nanny/Grandma to ten grandchildren and Great-Grandma to eleven great-grandchildren. Mom is also survived by her siblings Jerome (Janet) Porter, Scott (Violet) Porter, Betty (Ervin) Rafter and sister-in-law Ada (late Courtney) Porter. Mom was predeceased by our Dad, Harold “Bonnie” Hulme in 1995, her daughter, Lillian Pheifer, in 2008 and grandson Douglas Pheifer in 1973. She was also predeceased by her sisters Edith (Robert) Gammon, Doris (Harold) Taylor and brother Courtney (Buddy) Porter. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in All Saints Anglican Church, New Waterford. The family requests that donations in Mom’s memory be made to the An Cala Pallative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital or a charity of your choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
ROBERTS, Julia Beatrice (90), Kempt Road, Richmond Co., and formally of Canso, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2017, in the Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, with family by her side. Julia was a much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and sister. Julia lived most of her life in Canso, where she raised her family of nine children. She enjoyed knitting and we will all cherish the items we have to remember her by and to have them to pass to the next generation along with the memories of the kind and understanding person she was to all. Spending time with family was time treasured by Julia. Taking our newborn babies to visit Nanny so she could cuddle and rock them was a tradition in which we were all happy to partake. Julia will be sadly missed by her children, Linda (Bob) White, Ottawa; Shirley (Elliot) Ehler, Whitehead; Winnie (John) Bent, Canso; Paula (Wallace) Richards, Fox Island; Margie (Neil) Feltmate, Kempt Road; Susan (Gill) Hendsbee, Dartmouth; Julie (James) Bain, Eastern Passage. She will also be greatly missed by her 22 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and her one great-great-grandchild. Surviving siblings are Elizabeth (Eric) Foster, John (Doris), Florence (Ed) Bond and Norma (Leonard) Dobson. Although we will miss her dearly here on earth, we take great comfort in knowing she is now reunited with Jim, her husband of 72 years; her daughter Hilda and son-in-law Bob Bland, her son Percy, grandson Kirk (Bent); her parents Walter and Mary (Spears) Swaine. Julia was also predeceased by her brother Ross (Mary) Swaine, Clarence, Douglas (Marion) and infant brother James; sisters, Margaret (Oakley) Feltmate, Frances “Tod” (Lawson) Casey, Evelyn (Bob) Smith and Mabel (Art) Newell. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and nurses at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital and Strait Richmond Hospital; to Dr. Jim Collins for his support to the family over the last number of years. Her daughters extend gratitude to their sister Margie and her husband Neil Feltmate for taking exceptional care of her for the past seven years. Margie and Neil send a special thank you to the Home Care providers for their help and support over the last year and a half. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso, followed by a graveside service in Fourth Hill Cemetery, Canso at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Wheeler officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Julia may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.