Maughn, Valerie Elaine (Clyke), 51, London, Ontario, formerly of Sunnyville, Guysborough County, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Victoria Hospital, London. Born in Antigonish on August 25, 1969, she was a daughter of Martha Jane (Clyke) Mansfield and Clyde Mansfield, Sunnyville. Valerie left her hometown in 1998 to pursue a career as a PSW in London.

Besides her parents, Valerie is survived her husband, Mark Maughn, London; son, Justin Clyke (Jenna Powers), Dartmouth; brother, Corey Clyke (Jennifer Mansfield), Antigonish; sister, Natasha Clyke Heighton (Larry Heighton), Halifax; grandchildren, Isaiah Clyke and Kylie Hartley, Dartmouth; uncle, Harry Clyke, Sunnyville; niece, Kourtney Clyke, Antigonish. She was predeceased by her grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Valerie will be dearly missed by her family in Nova Scotia and by those who shared in her daily life In London; her cousin, Rachel; extended family and many close friends she viewed as her family; the staff and residents where she worked at Kensington Village Retirement Home, London, and previously, Omni Healthcare Country Terrace, Komoka. Valerie will be remembered for her caring, fun-loving nature and bright smile.

The family thanks all of the doctors, nurses and ICU team of the Victoria Hospital in London for the care they provided.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation and celebration of life will take place on Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m., in Sunnyville United Baptist Church, Sunnyville, with Pastor Clara Jordan officiating. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough.

Memorial donations in memory of Valerie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at


Parker, Ernest Patrick “Ernie”, 85, Canso: The family of the late Ernie Parker sadly announces his passing in Eastern Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Born in Canso, he was a son of the late Basil Steve Parker and the late Margaret (Fitzgerald) Parker.

He enjoyed playing 45’s at the local clubs, volunteering at Stanfest, great fiddle music and was an avid fan of wrestling and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ernie was a dedicated family man and a good friend to many.

Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Loretta (Roach) Parker; his children, Wanda (Tom Hempstead), Ernie Jr., Beatrice, Robert; grandchildren, Ashley and Jessica Boudreau, Scott Hempstead, Brenden Best, Lawrence (LJ) Maher, Robbie and Josh Beattie; five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jayden, Tyree, Treyvon and Aaliyah; many nieces and nephews; brother, Frank; sisters, Mabel, Rita (Diggy) and Jean.

He was predeceased by his son, Stephen “Steve”; brothers, James, Reg, Mike; sisters, Geraldine, Margie, Bertha and Eva.

The family extends it appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Eastern Memorial Hospital and Canso Seaside Manor for the amazing care provided to Ernie.

Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Ernie’s wishes there will be no formal visitation. Church and graveside service will be held at a later date.

Donations in memory of Ernie can be made to Canso Seaside Manor activities department.

Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at