CHISHOLM, Evelyn Marie (Cunningham) (90). It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother on Monday, March 12, 2018. Born January 8, 1928, in Havendale, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Gregory and Leona (Cunningham) Cunningham. She was predeceased by her husband, William James Chisholm. In her earlier years, Mom worked at St.FX, Antigonish. She moved to New Glasgow and worked at McCarron’s Tea Room before she married. Her faith was the most important thing to her along with her love for gardening, her trips back home to Guysborough to visit her family, and baking. Our childhood friends loved her homemade bread and cookies. Mom had immense joy and made lasting friendships through her involvement with St. John's Altar Society of which she was a member for over 32 years. More recently she joined the CWL as she missed her involvement with the church community. She is survived by six children: daughters, Karen (Mark) Vyse, Middle Sackville; Cathy (Joe) Bates, New Glasgow; Janet (Steve) Cormier, Little Harbour; Paula (Frank) Boudreau, Abercrombie; sons: Gary (Kathy Brown) Chisholm, Mill Cove; Neil (Janice) Chisholm, New Glasgow; 13 grandchildren: Anita Vyse, Jason Vyse, Scott (Christie Mathieu) Chisholm, Heather (Chris) Oldroyd, Stephen (Elizabeth) Cormier, Adam (Tara) Bates, Brian (Kari-Lynne) Chisholm, Lisa Chisholm, Jennifer (Billy) Dobson, Lauchlan (Miranda) Chisholm, Katelyn (Nick Fraser) Cormier, James (Lauren Fitzpatrick) Cormier and Kimberly Cormier; step-grandchildren: Frank, Mathew, Devon Boudreau; great-grandchildren: Ava Chisholm, Kyleigh and Keigan Chisholm, Jack and Logan Bates, Addison and Heidi Oldroyd Brett, Kate and Alexa Cormier and Jaxx Fraser; step great-grandchildren: Kalem Boudreau, Aden Porter, Holden and Cohen Reashor and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Mom was the eldest of 16 children: Marion Shea, Lesterdale; Joseph (Donna) Cunningham, Hammonds Plains; Dorothy Gingras, Havendale; James (Dolly) Cunningham, Lower Sackville; Florence (Cecil) Titus, Fall River; Frances Cunningham, Havendale; Kay (Joseph) Chisholm, Havendale; Lee (Robert) Hamersma, Lesterdale; Austin (Kelly) Cunningham, Smithville, ON; Jeannie Chubb, Edmonton, AB; Bernadette (Tommy) Long, Lesterdale; foster sister and brother, Marie (Ari) Ruitenberg, Sussex, NB; James Dobson, Havendale. She was predeceased by brother, Louis “Bud”; sister, Helen; sister and brother in infancy, Frances and Leo; brothers-in-law, Real Gingras, John Chubb and Jackie Shea; sister-in-law, Helen Cunningham. Funeral Mass was Monday, March 19, in Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 390 High St., New Glasgow, with Father Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit C/O Aberdeen Health Foundation. Saint John the Baptist CWL will meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for prayers.
MURPHY, Anna Catherine (83) of Ohio, Antigonish County, passed away on March 11, 2018, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Beauly, Antigonish County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary Catherine (Cameron) Carroll. Anna was a humble woman whose family was absolutely essential. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her faith was very important to her, and she was a very active member of the CWL for 55 years. Her demure exterior masked a very comical nature. Step-dancing and music were a fundamental part of Anna’s life, and she was always keeping time to a fine fiddle tune. She brought the love of music into her house for her children to appreciate as well. She also loved the Blue Jays, the Maple Leafs and a good political debate. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ray; children, Bill (Heather), Ohio; Mary (Gord) Murrin, Ohio; Allan (Helen), Ottawa; Lisa (Ronnie) Chisholm, St. Andrews; Gary, Antigonish; Arnold, Ohio; Tracy (P.J.) Doiron, Taylor’s Road; Bernard (Angela), Westville; Darren (Danielle), Heatherton and James, Heatherton; grandchildren, Raymond (Courtney), Alley, Casey, Michael, Sara, Elizabeth (Ben), Katherine, Logan, Jack, Duncan, Dylan, Nolan, Hannah, Isaac, Emily, Samantha, Ashley, Riley, and Bridget; great-grandson, William Alexander; siblings, Mary Ellen, Antigonish; De De Kelly, Antigonish; Mary Kate (Clarence) Farrell, Lanark; Danny (Mary) St. Andrews; Jimmy (Emily), St. Andrews; Joe (Linda), St. Catharine’s, ON; Mae (Robert) Rennie, Taylor’s Road; and Tata, Antigonish. Predeceased by brothers, Johnny and Alexander, and a sister, Mary Margaret, in infancy. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, St. Joseph, with Reverend Alphonsus Iwuji presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery in the spring. Donations to CACL Antigonish appreciated. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.
REYNOLDS, Freeman Czerney. There are no words to describe the magnitude of love and loss I feel in the passing of my husband, Freeman Czerney Reynolds on March 14, 2018. Freeman was the youngest son of Mary Ellen and Czerney Reynolds, Queensport, Nova Scotia, the place he was most proud of and loved dearly. After his early years of school in Queensport, he attend the prestigious boys’ school, New Prep School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton and the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. His teaching career began in Guysborough, Nova Scotia and then throughout various communities in North East Saskatchewan. After thirty-five years of teaching, he became a member of the NESD board and officially retired in 2016. Freeman is survived by his loving wife Christene, his nephew Peter, nieces Kim and Tammy and great-nieces Ellen and Carole as well as his sisters-in-law Nancy Reynolds and Mary Reynolds, our special friend. Also surviving are Christene’s sister Karen and brother-in-law Walter as well as numerous friends in Saskatchewan and the Maritimes. Freeman was predeceased by his siblings Frances, Dr. Leeland, Garfield, Arnold, Garnet, Carole, Eileen and niece Dr. Gisele Thibault. There will be no service, at Freeman’s request. Memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort can be sent to www.coventryfuneralservices.ca. Freeman always says he holds the world’s record – 188 casts and not one single bite -- while mackerel fishing in his beloved Queensport. Freeman’s ship left in silence of comfort and rest, God fashioned his voyage so he will be blessed; His family so saddened, they’ll miss him I know, But this special Angel, to Heaven must go.
RICHARDSON, Mary Ellen (Minnie) (89) passed away peacefully at Eastern Memorial Hospital, with her daughter Margie by her side. She was a very strong woman and fought a courageous battle. She leaves behind to mourn, her daughter Margie (Terry) from Canso, son Pat (Gayle) from Dartmouth, three grandchildren, Shawn, Shea and Donnie; five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Also one special niece Ann Marie who’s been like a daughter to her and has always been there for us. Sisters, Anna of Canso, Stella (Joe) of Canso. She was predeceased by her husband Don, mother Mary Casey, father Ernest Casey; brothers, Charlie, Joseph, Patrick. She was known for her volunteer work and in her younger years she was the founder of the Ladies Aux. Fire Department where she was president for 15 years. She was also an avid volunteer with the Aux. of the Royal Canadian Legion and a member of the Veteran’s Club Branch 46, Canso. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her, especially Canso Seaside Manor where she resided and where the staff took excellent care of her. Thank you to the staff of Eastern Memorial Hospital; you all gave her special care and we thank you for that. A special thank you to Dr. Dobek who gave her excellent care. Your kindness to our mother will never be forgotten - Margie and Pat. Funeral mass was 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, from Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Canso, with Father Jonathan Nnajiofor officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.
SANGSTER, H. Watson (92) of Stellarton passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Lower New Harbour, Guysborough County, he was the son of the late Arthur Oscar and Mable Elizabeth Sangster. He was a supervisor in the Steel Furnishing Department of MacGregor Bedding, retiring in 1987. Watson was a life member of the former Calvary Temple Church, New Glasgow, helping to construct the church. He was a faithful supporter and served on the church board and treasurer for over 20 years. He was a member of the 50 Plus Club, The Gideons International since 1965 and served as treasurer/secretary for Gideons Pictou Camp. Surviving are daughter, Sonya Sangster, Stellarton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Lillian (Luddington); sisters, Genesta Uloth, Dorothy Sangster, Gertrude Sangster, June MacKay, brother Alex. Funeral service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow with Rev. Keith Hazzard officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow. Donations may be made in Watson’s memory to The Gideons International in Canada or the Pictou County SPCA. The family would like to send sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Villa who showed such compassion in taking care of Watson, as well as Dr. Kwasnik and Debbie Williams who always had time for Watson when he needed to be tended to. You are all angels on earth.
SHEA, John Patrick Daniel (86) It is with great sadness that the Shea family announces the passing of John, “Jackie”, or “Jack”. After a relentless struggle during a brief illness, he passed away with his family by his side at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital on Friday, March 9, 2018. Jackie was born on May 25, 1931 to the late John P. and Mary Teresa (Kennedy) Shea of Tompkinsville. On October 11, 1958, Jackie married the love of his life, Marion (Cunningham), in Toronto. There he spent 13 years working at Goodyear Tire. Jackie and Marion eventually returned to Lesterdale with their family in order to provide care for his parents. After returning home, he spent 20 years working for Eastern Dairy Foods delivering milk to Canso and Dover; he quickly became well-known and respected by the residents in these communities. Jackie was a loving husband and devoted father and cared deeply for his family and friends. If it was in his power to do so, he would do anything for anybody, and always tried to do the right thing. He was a man of tremendous integrity, with a strength of character that had an “edge” but also a kind heart. The humility and religious faith he displayed throughout his life have been an inspiration to us all. Jackie loved animals, including the horses he and his father had as a young man and, most recently, his two “girls” Molly and Tuukka, the beloved family cats. He will forever be remembered for his kindness, sense of humour, and love of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jackie was predeceased by his parents, his dear son, Tompkins Adrian (Teddy), and his sisters, Marguerite Phalen, Patricia Young, Helen Sceeles and Dorothy Williams. Jackie is survived by his wife Marion, daughter Lisa at home, sons Michael (Sharmaine) and Jeffrey (Faye), Lesterdale; son Kevin (Debbie) Antigonish, grandchildren Kaitlin (Thomas) Edmonton, AB; Jenna (Edward), Lesterdale; Kyle (Tesh) and Taylor (Jack) Toronto, ON; Zachary (Hannah) Portland, ON and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. Funeral mass was held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Guysborough, on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. with Father Callistus Abazie officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. The family wishes to thank the physicians and nursing staff of Guysborough Memorial Hospital and St. Martha’s Regional Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Jackie in his final weeks. Donations may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.