OBITUARIES

BOND, Margaret Rosetta (75) of Durells Island, Guysborough County, on Sunday, June 10, 2018, was peacefully reunited with her loved ones whom she so dearly missed. Born and raised on the shores of Canso, Margaret grew with devotion and faith alongside friends and family. She bloomed in the tranquil surrounding waters of Durells Island. She knew the effortless enjoyment of books, music and engaging in nature. Those who knew her knew she was a hard worker and a selfless being. Her spirit and compassion live on through those survived by her. Margaret worked at the fish plant as a packer for many years and was a member of Star of the Sea Parish, Canso. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Elizabeth; grandchildren, Brandon and Hailey; sisters, Amanda Bond, Sondra (Lester) Ferguson; brother, Ernie (Marlene) Bond; aunts, Vadie Thornhill, Alice Cashin, Theresa Boutilier; uncle, Wilfred Snow; nieces Andrea, Vadie, Glendora, Rosetta, Erin, Christina and nephew Derek. She was predeceased by her parents, Wallace Alonzo and Margaret Julia (Snow) Bond; sisters, Vadie Bond, Genera Burridge; brothers, Wallace James and Jerome. Funeral mass was on Thursday from Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Jonathan Nnajiofor officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to PEI Cancer Treatment Centre, Charlottetown, PEI. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

 

MacNEIL, Bernard Daniel (80) of Antigonish, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. Born in Iona, he was a son of the late R.J. and Sarah Lucy (MacNeil) MacNeil. Bernie was raised in Iona and moved to Antigonish as a young man, where he worked at the West End Market, Floyds Construction and drove taxi. He was an enthusiastic sports fan and follower of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Bernie loved a good game of cribbage, and loved a good Scottish tune. Surviving are daughter Melanie (Albert) DeYoung, Pomquet; sons Bernard (Heather Cameron), Fall River, and Darcy, Antigonish. Bernie had six grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart: Connor, Eammon, Keegan, Chloe, Ava and Rhett; numerous nieces and nephews and former wife Janet (Haley) MacNeil. He was predeceased by sisters Mary, Dina, Catty, and brother Dodi. Funeral Mass was Friday, June 15, in St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Rev. Donald MacGillivray presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to St. Martha’s Palliative Care.

 

PEART, Gordon Wylie (72) of Guysborough died June 6, 2018 in Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Survived by brothers Micheal and Leonard Mills, Antigonish, sisters Martha Hayes, New Glasgow, Betty Ann Munro, Bailey's Brook and his GOALS family. Predeceased by his mother Effie Peart, his Mum and Dad who raised him Reuban and Geneva Hart of Manchester, sister Joyce and brothers John and Willard. Memorial service will be held June 22, 2018, 11 a.m. at the Boylston United Church with Rev. David Wheeler officiating. Donations in memory of Gordon may be made to Guysborough Options (GOALS). In Gordon's words, “Just be kind”.

 

WORTH, Mary “Jean” (99) of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish, formerly of French River, passed away on June 10, 2018, in the Home. Born in Guysborough, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Ella (Dort) Ryter. Jean worked as a seamstress in New Glasgow and was a member of St. Georges Anglican Church. She is survived by her brother Leslie Ryter, Antigonish; daughters Betty McNamara, New Glasgow and Sandra Worth, Trenton and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Charles Worth. Funeral service was held on Friday, June 15, in St. Georges Anglican Church, New Glasgow, with Rev. Falen McNulty officiating. Burial in the Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences: www.angusfuneralhomes.com.