Jelleau, Leo Frederick, 60, of Aberdeen, formerly of Port Felix, Guysborough County, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Reginald Jelleau and Mae Freeman (Perry). Leo was a talented musician, who was known for his ability to play whatever instrument fell into his hands. During his younger years, Leo could be found in front of a hockey net, playing goalie for the Port Felix Olands. He will always be remembered for his love of the Habs. He is survived by his partner, Flora Ann Isadore, Wagmatcook; son, Matthew (Tonya) Jelleau, St. Andrews; daughters, Nicole (Patrick) Parker, Bayfield; Natasha (Shane) Milmore, Medicine Hat, Alberta; grandchildren, Rylan, Benjamin, Beau, Kingston, Olivia, Aliza and Zander; brothers, Donald (Raye), Wainwright, Alberta; Thomas (Celine), Whitehead; sister, Vivian (Lloyd) Pellerin, Larry’s River; nephew, Dean; nieces, Patricia, Tiffany and Daphne. He was predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Mae; stepfather, Alvin Freeman; his maternal and paternal grandparents; sister-in-law, Lynn Jelleau. A graveside service will be held for immediate family in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, Port Felix, with Rev. Jonathan Nnajiofor officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery Fund, Port Felix. On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.
Johnson, Doris Agnes, 93, formerly of Seabright, Halifax County, and Wilsons Cove, Guysborough County, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. She was a daughter of the late Hazlitt and Edith (Pettit) Boutilier. Doris or “Nanny/Auntie Dot”, as she was known to so many, devoted her life to family and most importantly the children. Generations of the family have memories of walks up the bunny trail, visits to the squirrels’ house, lazy summer days in the sand at Johnsons Beach and Hacketts Cove and roasting marshmallows in her front yard. As the years passed and her children grew, she left her little house in Seabright and moved to her daughter’s home in Wilsons Cove. Here her days were devoted to her great-grandchildren, Heidie, Sierra, Abbey and Joshua. Countless tea parties were held in the playhouse with the girls over many years and much-loved visits and snuggles from Joshua. She instilled the importance of unconditional love into generations and the importance of letting a child’s imagination fly. Her immortal love for her family and children will live on in many more generations to come. Whether it was teaching cookie baking or teaching her great-grandson Joshua to make blackberry jelly from scratch, the bigger the mess, the bigger her smile. In her words, “It’s always worth the smiles on their faces.” Forever loved, forever missed. Doris is survived by her grandchildren, Robert (Kerry) Wilson, Amanda Wilson; great-grandchildren, Heidie (Devan) Mills, Sierra Reeves, Abbey Reeves, Joshua Wilson; great great-grandson, Ashton Mills; brother, Neal (Janet) Boutilier; sisters, Betty Hutt and Ruth Smith; son-in-law, Morton Wilson; several nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Simon; daughter, Ethel Wilson; brothers, Laurie, Barry and Donald Boutilier; sister, June Covey; nephews, Barrie and Laurie Boutilier. A graveside service was held Nov. 28 in William Black Memorial Cemetery, Glen Margaret. Memorial donations may be made to High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. The family thanks the girls at High-Crest for the exceptional care given to Doris over the years. On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com or www.rawalker.ca.
McLaren, Rickey Hudson, 73, Country Harbour, Guysborough County, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Erma (Hudson) McLaren. He was a pillar of the community and for the last 10 years worked as Councillor for District 7 of the Municipality of Guysborough. Previous to this, he ran his business, McLaren Pulpwood Contracting Ltd. and Rick’s Place. “Ranger Rick” lived a full life. In addition to his political and business pursuits, he also was known as an incredible host. He loved a good conversation and was renowned for his funny stories (and maybe a few tall tales), cooking for his guests, and playing cards and games. He could make anyone laugh. The “Original Bucc” loved hunting, visiting the casino, watching the Blue Jays and Canadiens. His legacy is the love that he gave to all those around him and that remains with us. He is survived by his wife, Moira; sons, Martin (Donita), Colin (Corina), Marcus (Tracey), Justin (Janet); grandchildren, Tyler (Beth), Caden, Brody, Andrea (Braden), Mia, James, Anna, Jack, Charlotte, Greta; siblings, Julie (Gary) Gammon, Jim (Helen) McLaren, Amanda (Keith) Skinner, Steven (Debbie) McLaren; many nieces, nephews and their families. He was the most loving husband, father, grandfather (best grumpy ever), uncle, brother and friend. A Celebration of Rickey’s Life will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m., in the Country Harbour Gun Club with Lewis MacIntosh officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. All COVID-19 restrictions will be followed including proof of full vaccination. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour. On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.