After a brief illness, surrounded by family, Pauline Emery died peacefully at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton on Thursday, August 12th., 2010. She was the daughter of Helen (MacDonald) and the late Andrew Emery, wife of John Doucet, mother of Paul, Adrien and Margot Doucet, sister of Mary Lou Johnson and John Emery, aunt of 17 loving nieces and nephews, and friend of the community. There will be no visitation by family
request. A memorial service will be held at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church in St. John's, NL on Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Fr. Leo English will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the SPCA or the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences in Pauline's memory may be made at www.mcadamsfh.com
Catherine Elizabeth McNeil
Born in: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 11/11/1948
Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 22/02/2011
Born Nov. 11, 1948, in Reserve Mines, a resident of the Cove Guest Home for the past five years, passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Feb. 22, 2011.
She was the daughter of the late Dan J. and Mary (Campbell) McNeil.
She was a former member of St. Joseph’s parish, and was a choir member for many years. Catherine was a graduate of Reserve District High, Nova Scotia Teachers College and later obtained her BA from St. Francis Xavier University. She taught school at Tompkins Memorial for many years. She resided in Halifax for a time and was a member of St. Lawrence parish, where she was a choir member.
She is survived by brothers, Eric, Mississauga, Ont., Donald, Guleph, Ont., Wendell, Barrie, Ont., and Sam, Dartmouth, N.S.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Agnes Susan ‘Aggie Sue’ Brown Lowe
David Arthur Sorel
David Arthur Sorel, 65, Alpine, California, died May 30, 2011.
He is survived by daughter, Theresa, Ottawa; son, Evan, Halifax; wife, Linda, Antigonish.
Born in Mount Clemens, Michigan, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Sorel.
Robert Duncan Chisholm
Robert Duncan Chisholm of Bridgewater / Antigonish born July 6, 1949 in Antigonish to parents, Donald and Anne (Cousineau) Chisholm, died suddenly at home Saturday, June 18, 2011. Bob grew up in Antigonish and graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University with a B.A. and B.Ed. He taught for 36 years in schools in both Nova Scotia and British Columbia; the last 30 at North Queens Rural High School in Caledonia, NS. Mc. C. as he was known to many, retired in June 2010. Bob had a big personality; a big laugh and a big heart. He was always helping others whether family, friends, his students or his community. He was involved in various activities at school as well as his community including involvement at the Olde Town Golf and Country Club, Habitat for Humanity and coaching baseball for more than 20 years. He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24, Bridgewater. Bob loved sports, good music, and celebrating with friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bob is survived by his wife, Beverley (Oakford); daughter, Christy Chisholm (Mike MacNeil); step-daughter, Jodi Tanner (Steven); step-son, Jack Headley (Melanie); grandchildren, Justin and Matthew Tanner, Owen and Colin Headley, mother, Anne Chisholm; brothers, Bill Chisholm (Linda), Marc Chisholm (Debbie); sister, Annette Chisholm; nephews, Joey Chisholm (Melissa), Duncan Chisholm; niece, Aimee Chisholm; great-niece, Amelia Chisholm and Uncle Bill Cousineau (Lyne). He was predeceased by father, Donald Chisholm and Aunt and Uncle, Janet and Peter Landry. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9pm Wednesday in R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Funeral Mass 11:00am Thursday in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Bridgewater. Father J.B. Christensen officiating. Interment will be held 1:00pm Saturday in St. Ninians Cemetery, Antigonish. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca. Due to a family allergy, we request a scent free environment.
Rev. Glen MacDonald
Rev. Glenn Sidney MacDonald, BA, BTh, MDiv, MTS, 59, of Pictou, formerly of Thorburn, NS, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, on August 9, 2011.
Born in Whycocomagh on December 9, 1951 to the late Peter and Edna (Macdonald) MacDonald.
He attended school in Whycocomagh, Saint Francis Xavier University, McGill University, The Presbyterian College, Montreal, and lately the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax.
Glenn was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in his home church of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh on May 17, 1977. He faithfully served the charges of Sherbrooke, Glenelg, Moser River (1977-1981), North River, North Shore, Englishtown (1981-1990) and Thorburn, Sutherland’s River (1990-2005) at which time he reluctantly retired from active ministry due to his health. He was a diligent and proud servant of the church, acting on committees of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Synod of the Atlantic Provinces and Presbyteries of Cape Breton and Pictou, both of which he was Moderator. He served as a chaplain in the militia to the 1st and 2nd Nova Scotia Highlanders. Glenn was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a life member of the Atlantic Mission Society.
He was a passionate student and teacher of the Gaelic language, and an enthusiastic storyteller who often quoted his father: “Truth has little bearing on a good story”. His greatest strengths in his ministry were his sense of humour, his enthusiasm in working with youth and the pleasure he took in sharing a pastoral visit or a casual conversation. Glenn always believed that religion was foremost about community; he saw himself as a part of the communities he served, not apart from them.
He is survived by his wife, cornerstone and foundation of 36 years, Christina (Cameron); sons: Rev. Peter (Carol), Big Bras d’Or; Robert, Halifax; Stephen, CFB Gagetown; granddaughter, Phoebe; cherished aunt, Glennie MacMillan, Sydney; beloved mother-in-law, Roberta Cameron, Strathlorne, NS and a large and loving extended family.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his infant sister Patricia.
Visitation will be held at the Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Friday, August 12 from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, August 13 from 2-4 and 7-9. His remains will then be transferred to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh for visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday from where the funeral will be held Monday, August 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh, with Rev. Andrew MacDonald presiding followed by committal at Stewartdale Cemetery, Whycocomagh. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 15 at 7 p.m. in Union Presbyterian Church, Thorburn, NS.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the church or charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to www.angusfuneralhomes.com
“What does the Lord require of you? To seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.”
John passed away peacefully in hospital on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, surrounded by family and friends.
John's funeral mass will be held at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church, 43 Botsford Street, Moncton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. The family will receive condolences at 10 a.m., prior to the mass. At John's request there will be a celebration of his life at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre, 140 Botsford Street, at 1:30 p.m., hosted by his children Simon, Zach, Sam and Hannah. Family and friends are invited to share their stories, music and memories of John.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of John may be made to Community Forests International, www.forestsinternational.org, an organization to which John was deeply committed.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton, E1E 3V9, (506) 852-3530.
A book of condolences may be signed at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca.
Thomas ‘Spruce’ MacDougall
Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: December 17th, 1950
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 19th, 2011
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Joseph (Spruce) MacDougall on Oct. 19, 2011. After a courageous battle with cancer, he passed away in the QEII hospital in the loving arms of his family.
Tom was born in North Sydney, Cape Breton, during a raging snow storm on Dec. 17, 1950. He was raised in Sydney Mines, where his early education and love of learning began. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s University where he obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Education. He also completed graduate studies in Mathematics Education at St. Francis Xavier, St. Mary’s and Mount St. Vincent Universities.
Tom was a proud teacher who taught at Riverview High in Coxheath, Cape Breton, after he graduated and then accepted a position with the Dartmouth School Board (later HRSB). He taught at Prince Andrew High School, St. Peter’s Jr. High, John Martin Jr. High, Prince Arthur Jr. High and finally Dartmouth High School from which he retired as Mathematics Department Head. For the first 20 years of his career, he also taught adults with Dartmouth Continuing Education and students of all ages with the Dartmouth Summer School Program. In the later years of his career, Tom was involved as a contributor, editor and marker for the provincial Mathematics Examination. After his retirement, he was a Mathematics Evaluation Consultant with the N.S. Department of Education.
Besides his remarkable intellect, he had a great sense of humour and an unmatched quick wit. He had a true gift for storytelling and enjoyed nothing more than making his friends, family and students laugh. Tom was truly generous, from freely giving his help to anyone in need, to offering to share his last tasty bite of food. He proudly passed on to his family his joy of music, love of the outdoors and passion for photography. He loved all things Cape Breton, in particular his Scottish heritage. He returned to the island often where he visited friends and relatives and spent many summers doing what he truly loved-camping with his family.
He is predeceased by his parents, Donald and Margaret (Capstick) Mac Dougall.
He is survived by his brothers, Donald (Cathy), Garson (Sharon) and David (Elaine) and his lifelong friend, his cousin, Lawrence (Audrey). He is also survived by his devoted wife, Celeste and his four loving children, Meghan, Graeme, Dan and Laura. He will be deeply missed by many friends and extended family.
Special thanks to Dr. Alwin Jeyakumar; nurse, Darlene and the many nurses and volunteers on the 11th floor at the QEII, VG site. Thank you also to Dr. Nabeel Samad and the nurses and staff on 8A, in particular, nurse Meghan. Your dedication, compassion and care are truly appreciated.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Burial will take place at a later time. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth.
A funeral mass to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1 Kuhn Dr., Dartmouth, at the corner of Caledonia Road and Main Street, with Rev. Fr. Randall Doucette officiating, followed by a reception in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www. dartmouthfuneralhome.ca.
Reception to follow at PCYC with interment at a later date in Port Dover.
Brenda Elaine White
White, Brenda Elaine, 56, Monastery, Antigonish County passed away suddenly at home on July18, 2011. Born in Antigonish, she was a daughter of Jessie (Delorey) and the late Frankie Benoit.
Brenda was awesome! She was an awesome wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, Godmother, teacher, coach and friend. She was the best grandmother Leah could ever ask for. She was actively involved in her church, community and school as a fundraiser, coach and all round supporter. She was a member of St. Peter's Parish CWL , a Eucharistic Minister, and Lector. Brenda was a math teacher at Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School. She was a member of the NSTU and President of the Math Teachers Association of Nova Scotia. She had a great sense of humor, quick wit, kind heart, and loved math. She will be greatly missed on and off the court, field and rink.
She is survived by her husband and best buddy, Daniel; her favorite daughters: Alison, New Glasgow; Deborah, Halifax; Danielle, Cole Harbour; Michelle, Halifax; Rebecca, Calgary; favorite grandaughter, Leah; special brother-in-law, Joseph White, Antigonish; brothers: Gerard (Linda), Lower Sackville; Joey (Carmel), Port Hawkebury; Jamey (Glenda), Tracadie; Tommy, Edmonton, Alta; sisters: Patricia (Bill) Ripley, Shelburne; Lorraine (Frank) McKeough, Linwood; Diane (John) Burrill, Fall River; Teri (George) White, Tracadie; Janice DeCoste, Auld's Cove; Valerie (Deverne) Rushton, Londonderry; Barbara (Kevin) MacAskill, Auld's Cove; Michelle (Jonathan) Forrest, Enfield; Joanne (David) Lindsay, Maple Ridge, B.C.; and many much loved nieces, nephews and Godchildren.
She was predeceaseby her father, Frankie Benoit and nephew, Justin MacAskill.
Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 12 noon. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 1:00 pm in St. Peter's Church, Tracadie with Reverend John Barry presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or charity of choice. On line condolences: www.clcurry.com.
Thirza Marie (MacCormichk) Juby
Thirza Marie Juby (MacCormick), 57, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011, in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, N.S. Born in Antigonish, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Dr. John and Thirza MacCormick. Thirza received her R.N. from Yarmouth Regional Hospital in 1976, her B.Sc. in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University in 1978, and her Masters in Nursing Education from the University of British Columbia in 2011. She worked at various hospitals over the years in Nova Scotia and British Columbia, mainly in childrens’ hospitals including, the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax and the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. She also worked in Public Community Health in North Vancouver, was a seasonal lecturer at the University of British Columbia and worked at the George Pearson Centre for the severely disabled. She was a strong advocate for the disadvantaged and vulnerable and was particularly gifted in working with children. Thirza and her family relocated from Burnaby, B.C. to the east coast in 2010 where she assumed the position of Professional Development Coordinator at the IWK Hospital. Thirza had a variety of interests over the years including figure skating, writing a column for the Antigonish Casket when she was young, canoeing, sightseeing and flowers. She was also an avid reader. Thirza was a kind and loving wife and mother. Andrea and Ian, her two children, were her greatest source of happiness and she recalled with great pleasure her memories of them as children. After returning to Nova Scotia, Thirza was very happy to again be close to her family and all of her nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her husband of 34 years, Philip, her two children, six siblings, John (Sheila), Katherine, Michael (Brenda Ryan), Graham (Connie), Patrick, and Keith (Joanne Corkum) and extended family. The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nursing Staff of Ward 8A, the ICU and the Medical Day Unit and all the specialists who supported her. The funeral will be held at St. Ninian’s Cathedral in Antigonish, NS on Tuesday, January 3rd at 2 p.m. with reception to follow at St. Ninian’s Place. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice