Saturday, June 22, 2024

FELTMATE, Joyce Joan, 82, of Goshen, Guysborough County, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2024, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Port Bickerton, she was a daughter of the late Hughie and Annie (Harpell) Kaiser. In her younger years, Joyce did housekeeping, which is where she met Chesley. They were married in 1964. She had a variety of jobs in her lifetime; sewing, cake decorating, Feltmate’s Canteen, Antigonish Farmers Mutual Insurance and Mary Pat Reality. Joyce started a porcelain doll studio, Scotian Heather Dolls, where she made dolls and taught others to make them, a part-time business that later became full-time. She was very active in her community, volunteering with Goshen Red Cross, 4H, The Heart and Stroke Foundation and helped with many community events in the Goshen Community Center. Throughout the years, she worked with Chesley in the blueberry and Christmas tree businesses. Joyce is survived by daughters, Hope, Goshen; Heather (Dave) Marley, Elizabeth, Colorado; grandchildren, Kurtis (Amy), Kelly-Anne (Steven Lockman), Chelsea (Dakota McCune), Marcus; great grandchildren, Rory, Tomas, Madison; brothers, Fred (Terry), Truro; Alfred (Dianne), Cole Harbour; sisters, Mabel MacDonald, Cambridge; Mary (Wendell) Kaiser, Porter’s Lake; sister-in-law, Nan Kaiser, Port Bickerton; many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Chesley; brothers, Gerald, Denton and Rodney; sisters, Charlotte Rudolph and Beryl MacDonald. Visitation will be held in Goshen Gospel Church, Thursday, June 20, from 6-9 p.m.; from where the funeral service will be held Friday, June 21, at 1 p.m., with Pastor John Luten and Pastor Kenan Grant officiating. Interment will follow the service in Sunset Cemetery, Argyle. Memorial donations may be made to the Sunset Cemetery Fund, Argyle, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at



Hines, Clancy Robert — Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in his 89th year. Clancy Hines, beloved husband of Helen Hines and the late Norma Hines (1990). Loving father of Randy (Joan) Hines, Ron (Robin) Hines and the late Stan Hines (1980). Dear step-father of Art (Isabelle) Burchill, Don (Heather) Burchill and Frank (Michelle) Burchill. Dear brother of Verna (the late John) Styger, Walter (Jeanette) Hines, Delbert (the late Eileen) Hines, Ethel (Scott) MacDonald. Predeceased by Cecilia (Graham) Kirk, Lorraine (Bobby) Cunningham, Maise (Clinton) Phinney, Gordy Hines and Bruce Hines. Dear brother-in-law of Helen G. Hines and Helen W. Hines. Much loved grandfather of nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Special caregiver and “adopted daughter,” Jennie Hipkin. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Clancy Hines was a retired employee of Raymond Industrial Equipment, where he worked for more than 34 years. Clancy enjoyed helping many people by working on their cars and repairing small engines. Family and friends were received at the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road North, Brantford on June 17, from where funeral service was held in the chapel on June 18. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice gratefully appreciated. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at or



KAISER, Victor Wallace “Vic”, 93, of St. Mary’s River, Guysborough County, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Port Bickerton, he was a son of the late Arthur and Etta Mae (Horton) Kaiser. Victor was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Vic was a loving husband and father who knew someone from anyplace you could name in Nova Scotia and beyond. He charmed all his caregivers in Shoreham Village, where he last resided, and where he received kind and compassionate care. In his early years, Vic was a long haul truck driver. He was a crane operator, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 721, Lower Sackville, for 27 years. He was a member of Sonora Baptist Church and the Gideon Society. He is survived by sons, Perry, Lunenburg; Peter (Ruth Dary), Edmonton, Alberta; daughter, Penny Kaiser (Dan Zwicker), Lunenburg; grandchildren, Daniel, Thomas and Peter Nightingale; Katelynn and Rebecca Kaiser; great grandchildren, William and Ezra Nightingale; sister-in-law, Mary Baker; as well as special niece, Loretta Lambourne; and several other nieces, nephews and their families. Vic was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruby (Jordan); brothers, Willis, James, Phillip, Wesley and Douglas, in infancy; sisters, Rosa Kaiser and Ruth Kaiser. A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 20, at 2 p.m., in Riverside Cemetery, Sonora, with Pastor Steven Hiltz officiating. Family flowers only please. Donations in Vic’s memory may be made to the Gideon Bible Society or Riverside Cemetery Fund, Sonora. Special thanks to the nurses on the surgery unit at Valley Regional Hospital, and Drs. Gillis and McPherson for their care of Victor and his family. Online condolences may be made at



With great sadness, we, the family of Carl Jared MacIntosh, announce his passing on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Carl was born in Lorneville, Cumberland County to the late Harold Jared and Kathleen Luella (Fields) MacIntosh.

Carl was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Carol. Leaving to mourn are his children Grant (Liz), Stewart (Maureen), Jennifer (Danny) Lee, Jane (Hugh) Hamilton, Sarah (Jerod Currie) and special daughter, Myrtle Myers; grandchildren, Harley, Katy, Daniel, Ainsley and Samantha; sisters, Hope Wright, Bertie Ehler, Luella Zwicker; brother, Floyd Grady; sister-in-law, Verna MacIntosh; and many special cousins, nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Ian Alexander; brothers, Keith MacIntosh, Frederick MacIntosh sister, Karen (late Joe) Dort; brother-in-law, Earl Wright.

Carl worked hard his entire life and had many different jobs from CN Rail and Goodyear Tire in his early years to finally settling in his beloved Port Shoreham, focussing on running his business cutting pulpwood, firewood, general trucking and contracting garbage collection with the Town of Mulgrave for nearly 30 years.

Carl had strong faith in his creator and was an avid vegetable gardener; planting enough potatoes, carrots and turnips to see him through each winter. He had little time for idle hands, unless it was playing crib or poker with his lifelong friends. Sunday nights in Port Shoreham will never be the same.

A casual drop-in gathering will be held at the Boylston Community Centre on Friday, June 21, from 4-7 p.m., with a brief celebration of life to take place at Boylston United Church on Saturday June 22, at 2 p.m., with refreshments immediately following at the Boylston Community Centre.

Memorial donations may be made to the Boylston Community Centre. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:



Smith, Elmer Stephen, 59, of Sherbrooke, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 8, 2024, in his favourite place. Born in Antigonish he was a son of the late Bruce and Vera (Porter) Smith. Elmer worked in the woods operating a harvester; he was an excellent machine operator. And, for the last five years, he was with Winstanley Forestry, Northern Ontario. He was not often idle; working in the wood pile or on anything else that needed to be done; always 12 steps ahead and making sure everything was done right. He was a very hard worker, wanting to support his family and giving them everything they needed. Elmer loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He enjoyed summers at Nimrod’s Campground, where he made some of the best friendships, and bonfires with his family. He was an avid radio listener, having one on all the time. He recently got into listening to audio books. Elmer is survived by his wife, Davene (Boutlier); sons, Matthew (Gayle), Grand Prairie, Alberta, Stephen (Jessica), Antigonish; daughters, Madison and Destiny, at home; chosen daughter, Stephanie (Jeremy), Glenelg; fur-baby, Bailey; grandchildren, Naomi, Nathan, Ivy Rose; brothers, Jimmy (Susan), Country Harbour; Johnny (Danna), Pett, New Brunswick; Kay, Westville; Larry (Pam), Country Harbour; sister, Linda Mason, Westville; He was “Gruncle” to Gracie, Mykelti, Haisley, Auggie; many nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Bruce and Vera Smith; brother-in-law, Leonard Mason; niece, Shawna Kaiser. Visitation was held in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Chapel, on June 14, followed by a celebration of life for family and friends. Committal will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke, 91 Hospital Road, Sherbrooke, N.S., B0J 3C0 or email:; CARMA Antigonish or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made at