OBITUARIES

CARRIGAN, Blanche Margurite “Marge” (Marr) (Dec. 12, 1926 – Jan. 8, 2021) – Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Blanche Margurite “Marge” Carrigan passed away with family by her side, at the age of 94, at Seaside Manor, Canso. She was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Isabel Marr of Boylston, last surviving member of her immediate family.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Edward Marr (Edna) Canso; Kenneth, Canso; Ray (Eileen), Canso; Darlene (Joe), Phillips Harbour; Diane Weir (Wayne), Antigonish; Bonnie (Dana), Canso; Paul, Canso; Daren, Canso; Audrey Newcombe (Andrew), Falmouth; special niece, Barb Talbot (Herb), Canso; step-daughter, Mocelia Yerxa, Streetsville, Ontario; 17 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, William Morton Carrigan; beloved son, Carmen; stepson, William; 18 siblings.

Family was her everything. She taught us that, no matter what, family comes first. She enjoyed gatherings with her children, grandchildren, live music and a good sail with the “Captain”. She leaves us with a lifetime of memories, laughter and her songs that will forever bring a smile to our faces. She was a devoted Catholic. We hope heaven is ready for her with calm seas and endless bingo. Let us know if the rain will hurt the rhubarb. “The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.”

At her request cremation has taken place. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public visitation. A funeral to celebrate her life will be held in Star of Sea Parish, Canso, on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. Due to restrictions, priority seating will be given to family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canso Seaside Manor recreation department.

The family wishes to send a special thank-you to the staff at Canso Seaside Manor for their care and compassion. “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters.” - Mother Teresa.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.haverstocks.com.


 

PAUL DELOREY (NWT / Larry’s River) – It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Paul Delorey, our dear husband, father, papa, brother and friend. He passed away peacefully at home, Hay River NWT, surrounded by his wife and four children on Jan. 1, 2021. Born in 1949, Paul was the second youngest of 13 children. Son of the late Frank S. Delorey and Mamie Delorey (Gerroir), Larry’s River, N.S. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Davida; children, Michelle (Brent Hartwell), Sherwood Park, Alberta; Monique (Steve Moll), Lloydminster, Alberta; D’arcy (Betti) and Katrina (Dale Vermillion), both of Hay River; grandchildren, Logan, Cordell (Monique), Lane, Tori (Michelle), Halli, Brooke, Van, Chaine (D’arcy), and Dason (Katrina); siblings, John Delorey, Larry’s River; Margaret Bellefeuille, Quebec; Sister Theresa Delorey, Ottawa; Yvonne O’Neill (Dennis) Larry’s River; Francis Delorey (Mary Anne), Hay River; Rose Winter (Bill), Lower Sackville; sisters-in-law, Helen Delorey, St. Albert; Karen Delorey, Larry’s River; numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Peter, Joseph, Raymond; sisters, Gertie Murphy, Dora Cormier and Mary Edna Avery.

Formerly from Larry’s River, Paul made his way to Hay River in 1968, where he worked as a train conductor before entering territorial politics. He was first elected as MLA for Hay River North in 1999 and was later appointed Speaker of the NWT Legislative Assembly, in 2004, a position he held for more than seven years. Paul was also very dedicated to Hay River, and was involved in many aspects of the community, whether it was his time in politics, working for the railroad, working for his church and organizing fundraisers for the Knights of Columbus, to his tireless efforts and dedication to the sport of curling in his community, the North and beyond. Paul was not only an influential member of Hay River’s curling club for more than 40 years, but his passion for the sport brought him to compete in numerous territorial, national and even international curling events over the years. As a coach, he mentored many young players at numerous events, including the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2002. In recognition of his contributions to curling, he was selected to be a member of the Governor General’s Curling Club, a prestigious group with just 100 honorary members. In 2019, Paul was also named Hay River’s Citizen of the Year, particularly for his contributions as MLA and as a curler and coach.

Paul’s heart was always in Larry’s River and he and his wife, Davida, returned there often. Paul showed his children and grandchildren the beauty of Larry’s River, hugged his siblings and embraced the community. Paul was very proud of his Acadian heritage, and was honoured by La Societe Des Acadiens de la Region de Tor Baie. He so loved his family, especially his siblings, that he organized a successful Delorey family reunion in 2019. To be home spending time with his brothers and sisters, on “the river,” were Paul’s happiest moments. Larry’s River will surely miss him, as a part of our family and our community. Que le Dieu soit toujours avec toi Paul.

Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority for helping and guiding us through this difficult journey. There will be no visitation and funeral services will take place Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Hay River with Covid-19 protocol. Funeral services will be streamed. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority Hospital Foundation Board of Hay River or a cancer charity of your choice.

You are invited to attend virtually and honour Paul by following the live stream at https://youtu.be/dpR5giBChkg.


 

HARRISON, Pam (1944-2021) – It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom and Nanny/Grammie Pam (Barkhouse) Harrison on Jan. 7, 2021, after a very short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Jim and Doris (Robson) Barkhouse; fun-loving sister to Myrna (Gordon) Matheson, Brookfield, NS, and Tyler (Michelle) Barkhouse, Fredericton, NB.

Her greatest blessings were her three children, Dean (Lynn), Barronsfield, NS; Angie (Darrell), River Hebert, NS; Kent (Lynda), Amherst, NS; as well as her six grandchildren, Alex (Christina), Ben, Mitchell, Chloe, Madison and Sam. She taught these children what a good time was all about. She was fortunate enough to see the magic in the eyes of each child as they experienced the magic of Disney, a highlight for us all. She was also so proud of her nieces and nephews, Pam (her namesake), Heath, Isaac, Seth and Madeline Claire; great nieces Katya, Talia and Gertie.

Mom graduated from River Hebert Rural School. Later in life, she received diplomas from St. Mary's and the University College of Cape Breton.

Mom was a world traveler, visiting seven continents, 89 countries and was fortunate to see the Seven Wonders of the World. Last year, she visited her 100th Unesco World Heritage site, which was in Spain.

In 2014, she fell in love with Portugal earning her the title "Portugal Pam". How she looked forward to packing her lime green backpack and escaping the snow. She made so many dear friends there, and she was so sad not to be making plans to return due to Covid-19. She always told us she had never met a stranger.

Mom received many distinguished awards through her lifetime, such as the Paul Harris Fellowship Award-major donor, founding member of Paul Harris society district 7810, Rotary International Citation for Meritorious Service, Rotarian of the year 1028, and the Canada 125 Award.

She was manager of the Amherst Centre Mall for nine years, where she put her love of fundraising to good use. She was so proud of the Gift for Gloria Burke campaign, as well as many other successful events.

She went on to work for Cumberland Regional Development Authority; where her greatest accomplishment was the creation of the ‘I want to be a Millionaire’ program, touching the lives of young entrepreneurs all over Cumberland.

She also worked for the Guysborough County RDA.

She retired from her position on the General Council of the United Church at the age of 70.

Mom's two passions were Rotary International and her work with the United Church. Some of these projects were: End Polio Now Campaign, going as far as to lead a team to do Polio Vaccinations in India in 2005; bed net fundraiser, which raised enough money to protect 300 families; shelter box for hurricane victims in Haiti; installed water filtration systems in the Dominic Republic for three consecutive years; and Purple Pinky Day at RHES to raise money to eradicate Polio.

After retirement, she thought it would be fun to try her hand at doing a few marathons (walking not running, which she would only reveal if asked); she participated in the Bluenose as well as many other local marathons.

Thanks for all the memories.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). There will be an evening of visitation and a funeral, as soon as some of the COVID-19 restrictions loosen. This will be announced soon.

In lieu of flowers, in true Pammie style, she would like you to perform a random act of kindness, and a smile to remember all of her kindness.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Pam's online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.