OBITUARIES

CONRAD, Sylvia Eileen, age 85, of Beaver Bank. Born Thursday, Nov. 22, 1934 and died peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 with all her family by her side at her granddaughter Crystal’s home in Beaver Bank where she lived for her last two months. She will be greatly missed. Widow of the late Robert L. Conrad. Born in Guysborough Co. of the late Purvis and Lillian (Cook) George and lived nearly all her life in Lower Whitehead. She attended Mount Saint Bernard, Normal College and St. FX where she received her B.A., B.Ed. and M.A. She was a former teacher and guidance counselor. During her lifetime she was active in the Royal Canadian Legion, Grace United Church, Home & School and most community organizations. She is survived by her son, Harold (Marjorie) Conrad; grandchildren, Crystal Conrad-Durnford, Luke (Caroyln) Conrad; great-grand-children, Brittany, Candace and Gordon Durnford; Sadie and Gavin Conrad all from Beaver Bank. She was survived by her brother, Carl George, BC and NS; and Cynthia (Jim) Coughlin, Ont. She was predeceased by her brothers, Harold and Donald George and sister, Goldie Bass. Cremation has taken place. Service and Interment will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 1st in Whitehead Cemetery, Lower Whitehead with Rev. Heather Manual officiating. (If it rains it will be held inside the hall) and reception to follow at 12 p.m. in Whitehead Community Center Hall, 626 Whitehead Road. Donations may be made in memory of Sylvia to the Whitehaven Community Association. Arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

 

DORT, Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann, age 61, of South Lochaber, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Born in Sherbrooke, she was a daughter of Lorna (Laing) Hiltz and the late William Hiltz. At the time of her passing, Jackie was Councillor for District 6, Goshen since 2001 and Deputy Warden since 2016 for The Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s. In her role as Councillor, Jackie was dedicated to helping anyone who needed advice or assistance. She was a hairdresser for more than 30 years. She was coordinator of the CAP sites in Guysborough County. Jackie served on the Board of Directors for the Goshen Community Centre and Goshen Fire Department. She was a leader of Girl Guides, Lochaber as "Brown Owl" for more than 10 years. Jackie enjoyed summers at the cottage and spending time with her precious grandson, Kory. She was very devoted to her husband, Clarence; children, Robert and Melissa; her mother, Lorna and her sister, Ellen. Jackie is survived by her husband, Clarence; son, Robert; daughter, Melissa; grandson, Kory; sister, Ellen (James) Harpell; mother-in-law, Mildred Cameron; many brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews and their families. Donations in Jackie’s memory may be made to the Goshen Community Centre, Goshen Fire Department or to a local organization of your choice. A private family celebration of Jackie’s life will be held at her home. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour. Online condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.