OBITUARIES

BOND, Garland Winfield “Carl“ (90) of Antigonish and Philips Harbour, Guysborough County passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017, with his family by his side. Born in Halfway Cove, Guysborough County, he was the eldest son of 17 children born to the late Clarence and Minnie (Delaney) Bond. Garland was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy (Armsworthy) Bond; sons Gary (Queenie), Kingston; Alan (Glenda), Antigonish; Mark (Lorraine), Antigonish; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Claire), Antigonish; Percy (Joy), Mulgrave; Gordon (Myrtle), Frankville; Garfield and Lloyd, Halfway Cove; sisters, Helen Cresine, Boylston; Verna Ritchey, Eastern Passage; Rita Hansen, Dartmouth; Bernice Bond, Antigonish; Eileen (Pete) Woolridge, Halifax; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Heather Cameron; brothers, Wesley, Aubrey, Donald and John “Arnie”; sisters, Marguerite and Marie. Garland was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Queensport. Garland worked at different jobs until the early 50s when he started working at Acadia Fisheries, Mulgrave, where he became foreman of machine maintenance. In 1968, after moving back to Philips Harbour, he worked for Acadia Fisheries, H. B. Nickerson and National Sea Products in Canso until he retired in 1990. After Garland retired he enjoyed sport fishing, gardening and was always ready for a game of cards with family and friends. Funeral Mass was Friday, July 14, from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Queensport with Reverend Jonathan Nnajiofor officiating. Burial in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery Fund, Guysborough Memorial Hospital or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

 

PELLY, Stephen Roy (90), Sunnyville, Guysborough Co, It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our loved one, Stephen, peacefully on Monday, July 10, 2017, in the Guysborough Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side. The son of the late William and Hattie (Clyke) Pelly he was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his son Lawrence, daughters Linda and Donalda, step-grandson Sterling, as well as 20 brothers and sisters. Stephen is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 68 years, Bessie (Clyke) Pelly, Sunnyville; 16 children, Gladys (Normand) Pigeon, Regina Johnson, Gerald (Carole); Barbara, Jerome (Verna); Henry (Beverley), Merle (Connie), Floyd (Beverley), Gary (Rita), Peter, Robert (Elizabeth), Nancy (Terry) Dorrington, Darren (Lisa), Colleen (Colynda), Michelle (Danny) Dorrington and Angel (Curtis) Jordan; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Stephen worked very hard over the years to support his family, as a labourer with Nova Scotia Power, MacKeen’s Sawmill and the Sunnyville Wood Crafters. He most enjoyed his Sunday dinners with his family and always looked forward to special occasions and holiday get- togethers. He loved driving with his companion, Shiver, exploring back roads, looking for treasures, yard sales and counting wildlife along the way. When he wasn’t out and about you could find him “puttering around in his buildings“ “Grandfather“ to all of us (children and wife included), made sure his girls had gas money or a toonie for coffee. Grandfather will be sorely missed and always remembered and loved. The family would like to thank Dr. Bell, Dr. Ranjini, Dr. Ali and Dr. Foley for all their care over the years as well as the nurses who provided exceptional care during his stay in the Guysborough Memorial Hospital. To the Continuing Care nurses, Maureen, Stephanie, Carmel and Vonda, we thank you for your compassionate care. Thanks to the nursing staff at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Funeral service was held on July 13 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough, with Rev. Heather Manuel officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. Memorial donations may be made to the Guysborough Memorial Hospital, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.