OBITUARIES

COHOON, Francis Vincent Bud (80), passed away peacefully at home in Canso, on Friday, June 16, 2017. He was born on December 4, 1936, in Canso to the late Cecil and Rose Cohoon. He is survived by his wife Gladys, Canso; daughters, Gillian Cohoon, Halfway Cove; Keran Malcolm, Bedford; stepsons, Aubrey MacLeod (Donna), Cape Breton; Donald MacLeod, Halifax; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, all whom he loved dearly; siblings, Jack (Phyllis) Cohoon, Annapolis Co.; Patricia Stark, ON; Rita Brackenridge, California; Marnie Smith, Halifax; Carmie Chevarie, Magdalen Islands, QC; Marg Geddes, Canso. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Eddy, Bob Tiny, David, Jim, Doug; sisters, Lucina, Florence, Sadie and Mary. Burial service for family and friends will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Star of the Sea Parish Cemetery, Canso. Memorial donations to a charity of choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

 

MUNROE, Dorothy Hellen (96) of Halifax and formerly of Whitehead, Guysborough County, passed away peacefully in Melville Lodge Long Term Care Facility on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Dorothy was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Born December 15, 1920, in St. Ola, ON, she was the youngest daughter of the late Morley and Sarah (Embery) Sargent. Dorothy did housework in her community, and was caregiver to her father Morley. She was predeceased by her husband, Calvin; siblings; Mildred, Morlina, Gertrude, Kenneth, Charles and Wesley. Dorothy is survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of the Munroe family in Nova Scotia, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in Nova Scotia and Ontario. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, in Grace United Cemetery, Whitehead with Rev. Heather Manuel officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, Wesley United Church, Guysborough, or Three Top Fire Department, Whitehead. Funeral arrangements under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour. Online condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.

 

SULLIVAN, John William (91) of Manchester. With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of husband, father and grandfather, John William, on Friday, June 9, 2017, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. He was born in Glace Bay, June 26, 1925, to the late Fred and Myra (Keeping) Sullivan. When he was four, they moved to Port Shoreham, Guysborough County. He moved to Ontario where he met and married his wife, Marjorie Jean Toze, on September 25, 1954. They moved to NS in 1963, to raise their family of eight children on the family farm, where all children learned a strong work ethic. John was proud of his children. He instilled the value of education and encouraged all his children to get a post-secondary education. This value of an education has been extended to his 15 grandchildren. Working as a team each child managed to complete multiple degrees/certificates debt free. He would tell anyone who would listen, what his children or grandchildren were doing. John’s recreation was to work, and to list all his employment would fill a book. He was a farmer at heart and with the help of his family built the farm from forest that covered his land. To help pay for these improvements he took many off-the-farm jobs, including pulp cutter and hauler, loader of boats in Mulgrave, and highway road foreman, to name a few. John retired from the DOT in 1991 to work alongside Fred and Marjorie on the family farm. Although he loved all his grandchildren equally, he had a special connection with Melissa as she got off the bus from school and went running to be Grampy’s barn helper. John was predeceased by his parents Fred and Myra, and daughter Barbara Jean in infancy. He is survived by wife of 62-plus years, Marjorie; children: Frederick, Douglas, Alice, Robert, Susan, Eric, Brian, Myra, and his son Eddie Meagher, plus 15 grandchildren. A private family internment will take place on Saturday, June 24, with a celebration of John’s life to take place in the Boylston Community Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. with all welcome to drop in. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manchester/Port Shoreham Cemetery Improvement Fund, c/o Grant Hayden. 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.