OBITUARIES

ALEXANDER, Sharon “Lynne” (72) of Eight Island Lake, Guysborough County passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer. She decided to join her father on his 100th birthday, in heaven. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Wanda (Henry) and the late Arthur Goodyer. Lynne is survived by her children, Arthur (Angie), Leduc, Alberta; Wanda (David) Costigan, Antigonish; Jeffrey (Angie) Goshen; grandchildren, Ava, Madison, Aaron; longtime companion, Edmund Langille; through this relationship Lynne gained more children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She will be missed by her mother Wanda Goodyer, Dartmouth; sister and best friend, Noreen Banks, Whites Lake; sisters, Leslie Fleet, Regina, Saskatchewan; Margaret (Terry) Shay, Beamsville, Ontario; Susan (David) Hendsbee, Westphal; Dena (Oliver) Goodyer, Kitchener, Ontario; brother, William (Joanne) Goodyer, Yarmouth; sister-in-law, Gloria Goodyer, Goshen; many nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many special friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie “Butch” Alexander, daughter Rhonda Lynne in infancy, brother Arthur Goodyer. In keeping with Lynne’s wishes cremation has taken place, and a family gathering will be held at a later date. Donations in Lynne’s memory may be made to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Palliative Care or a charity of choice. Arrangements 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.

 

PELLEY, Bessie Mae — age 89 — Sunnyville, Guysborough Co. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear loved one. Bessie passed away peacefully and joyfully on Thursday, February 14, 2019 with her loving Family at her side in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Stephen; her parents, sister and brothers; son, Lawrence; daughters, Linda and Donalda; step-grandson, Sterling. Bessie leaves behind to grieve her loving children, Gladys (Normand), Regina,   Gerald, Barbara, Jerome (Verna), Henry (Beverley), Merle (Connie), Floyd (Beverly), Gary (Rita), Peter, Robert (Elizabeth), Nancy (Terry) Dorrington, Darren, Colleen (Colynda), Michelle (Danny) Dorrington and Angel (Curtis) Jordan; 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Brothers, Fraser, Halifax; Earl (Quenta), Dartmouth and Lillian Desmond, Upper Big Tracadie. Bessie "Nan" was a wonderful Mother and a great friend. She enjoyed family time and gatherings, and attending sports games at the local school. Bessie could always be heard singing or humming her hymns while baking, knitting, or at rest. Bessie had a giving heart. Never did she ask or want for anything. She loved her Church and was a faithful member of Sunnyville United Baptist Church. Bessie "Nan" will be missed tremendously, but will hold our hearts forever. The Family would like to thank Dr. Ranjini for her care, Continuing Care staff, and nurses at Guysborough Memorial Hospital as well as the care she received from St. Martha's Hospital. Viewing was held on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. and funeral service took place Monday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. all in Sunnyville United Baptist Church with Pastor Clara Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. Memorial donations can be made to Sunnyville United Baptist Church, Guysborough Memorial Hospital or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the Family at www.haverstocks.com.

 

van den HEUVEL, Cornelius “Corn”, (66), Upper South River, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 17, 2019 with his family by his side. Born at St. Martha’s Hospital on October 8, he was the son of the late Martin and Anna (van Haare) van den Heuvel. All his life Corn was actively involved in farming. Each year he looked forward to raising turkeys and doing his delivery run with Bill and Bo. He had a great love for hockey and was a proud supporter of Bulldog and St. F.X. Hockey. He leaves behind his loving wife of forty-six years, Heather (Brophy); children: Martin (Arlene) and their children Abby and Lily; Pat (Carrie) and their children Aidan, Ethan and Ella; Jamie (Jana) and their children Charlie and Elsie; Tony (Lori) and their children Allie and Shawn; special sister-in-law, Donna Brophy and her children Alise, Ashley, Roddie and Heather Marie (Veronica); brothers: John, Antigonish; Herman (Anne), Mabou; Peter (Elizabeth), Pomquet; sister: Rickey (William), Goshen; Toni (A.J.), St Joseph’s; Mina (Lawrence) Loch Katrine and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sister Tena (Tommy) Landry and nephew Joe Bellfontaine. Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be in St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrews, on Friday at 11 a.m. with Reverend Donald MacGillivrary presiding. Donations in Memory may be made to VON, Antigonish. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.