OBITUARIES

DORT, Ira Delbert – age 80 of Westville and formerly of Port Bickerton, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Sonora, he was a son of the late Edgar and Marion (Pryde) Dort. Ira worked at Bickerton Industries for 39 years; he loved hunting and fishing. He survived by his wife, Caroline (Croft); daughters, Tracy Dort, Halifax; Sarah Dort, Antigonish; Natasha (Stephen) Karpow, Edmonton, AB; sons, Trent (Samantha), Country Harbour; Jonathan (Tara), Antigonish; Matthew (Amanda), Truro; grandchildren, Brandon, Nikolaus, Madison, Travis, Dawson, Emma, Katie, Lucy, Mae, Colby, Carson, Carter, Naryan, Ashton, Liam, Kelsey, Keegan; sister, Joy Dort, Sonora; stepdaughters, Patricia Logan, Westville; Jennifer Thompson, Grande Prairie; stepsons, Sam Sample, Manitoba; David Sample, James River; Gregor Sample, Onslow; Jason Sample, Westville; Bradley Sample, Westville; step-grandchildren, Marion, Matthew, Joey, James, Colin, Caitlin, Alanna, Brenden, Riley; step-great-grandchildren, Keigan and Nora; many nieces, nephews and their families. Ira was predeceased by his first wife, Gladys (Kaiser). Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Chapel, Sherbrooke with funeral service in Sonora Baptist Church, Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ron Ford officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Sonora. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 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.

 

LANGILLE, Edmund Roy – age 84, formerly of Eight Island Lake, Guysborough County passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 in High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. Born in Isaac’s Harbour, he was a son of the late Almon and Edith (Cooke) Langille. Dad began his working days on the "lake boats" on the Great Lakes in Ontario before taking a job at the Terrance Bay Pulp Mill. He then moved back to Nova Scotia to begin a career in the forestry industry. Here he worked with various logging companies before starting his own company, E&R Langille Contracting with his eldest son Ronald, of which he worked until he retired. Dad was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying many days and nights at his camp at Tom Mann Lake. Some of his favourite pastimes were scuba diving, trapping, hunting, snowmobiling, and fishing. He loved his home on Eight Island Lake where, if you stopped in for a visit, you would find him sitting by the window watching the lake and the wildlife that surrounded it. Dad was a well-known storyteller; even as he aged his ability to captivate a room never faltered. He is survived by his former wife, Patricia Fenton; sons, Ronald (Laurie), New Glasgow; Darren (Jacquie), Thorburn; Craig (Cathy), Antigonish; daughter, Darlene (Michael), Trail, B.C.; sister, Mariea (George) Stewart, Country Harbour; brothers, Barry Stone, Dartmouth; Harvey (Karen) Stone, Yarmouth; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his longtime companion, Lynne Alexander; daughter, Lisa; sisters, Bernice Salsman, Annette Hayne, and Ruby Pitts. The Langille family would like to thank the staff at High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care for their outstanding care of Edmund during his time there. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour. Interment will take place at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. 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.

 

McLEOD, Cheryl Ann – age 56, of Indian Harbour Lake, Guysborough County passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke. Born in Brooks, Alberta she was a daughter of the late Albert and Frances (Roads) Ibach. Cheryl was a Continuing Care Assistant in both Alberta and Nova Scotia. In Nova Scotia, she worked at High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care and R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish. Cheryl is survived by her partner, Blaine Harpell; sons, Tynan McLeod (Magen), Sundre, Alberta; John Currie (Jenson), Medicine Hat, Alberta; grandson, Declan; sister, Patricia Ibach, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; brother, Michael (Krista) Ibach, Brooks, Alberta; nieces, nephews and their families. A Celebration of Cheryl’s life was held on Sunday, January 12 in the Indian Harbour Lake and Jordanville Community Centre. Interment will take place at a later date. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. 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.

 

SINCLAIR, Mina Ruth (Hudson) of Argyle, Guysborough County, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. Born on May 23, 1924 in Country Harbour, she was the youngest daughter of the late Harold and Sarah (Fisher) Hudson and was the last surviving member of her family. Mina graduated from the Children’s Hospital in Halifax in 1946 and was awarded first prize for General Proficiency. In 1948, she married Harold Sinclair and together they moved to Connaught Avenue in Halifax where they lived until 1982. During that time, she raised four children and was active in UCW at Edgewood United Church, was a member of Mayflower curling club and enjoyed her weekly curling and bridge club. In 1982, she moved back home to Guysborough County where both she and Harold enjoyed their retirement years. They enjoyed many trips out west to Vancouver and California. She was a member of King’s United Church UCW and was active in the Goshen Community Centre, Highlander Curling Club and Clan Sinclair. Mina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed a good game of cards, spending time with her family and good friends and in later years enjoyed her new friends at High-Crest Sherbrooke Home for Special Care. She is survived by sons, Andrew, Halifax; James (Mary), Argyle; daughter, Jane (Bruce) Borden, Argyle; grandchildren, Jennifer (Dan) MacDougall), Jill (Devin) Weir, Matthew Sinclair, Amy Yorke, Sara (Jon) Osborne, Kimberly (Jonathan) Strum, Nicole (Dylan) Teasdale, Jeremy Sinclair and Craig Sinclair; great-grandchildren, Kerri, Alex, Zoey, Emily, Jake, Eli, Fia, Ruby, Breah, Isabella, Brody and Ethan, sister-in-law, Gladys Sinclair, several nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold MacNaughton Sinclair, daughter, Barbara Barnard, son-in-law, Terry Barnard, grandson-in-law, Jeff Yorke, sister, Helen Anderson; brothers, Fisher, Bruce and Claude Hudson. Visitation and funeral was held Saturday, December 28 at King’s United Church, Loch Katrine with Rev. Meredith Marple officiating. Interment in Goshen Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to King’s United Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour. Online condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.