In Memory - 1990s

Belland, Raymond Philip

 75, Antigonish, passed away Friday, October 1st, 2010 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. He was the son of the late David and Marjorie (MacDonald) Belland. Born in St. Paul, Alberta, moved to Fraser’s Mills, Antigonish County in 1939 and then into the town of Antigonish in 1940. In his early years, Raymond was educated at Morrison School, Antigonish and later on in life completed his BA and BED at ST.F.X. graduating in 1996. He worked at the NS Pulp Mill in Port Hawkesbury. He was a bricklayer by trade and taught Brick and Tile at the Canso Regional Vocational school from 1969-1990. In 1995, Raymond and his wife, Eleanor returned back to the old family home on College Street, Antigonish where they spent their retirement years. Throughout the years Raymond was active within his community volunteering for such things as minor hockey, community organizations, politics and cheering on his Montreal Canadians. He was a huge supporter of furthering ones education and encouraged both family and friends to seek out such opportunities. Raymond also loved to spend his spare time at Bayfield, a special place cherished by all family members. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eleanor (DiVito) Belland, Antigonish, NS, his son Donald (Rena Oliver), Beaumont, Alberta, his daughters, Rosalind, Bible Hill, NS, Darlene, Antigonish, NS, Trish, Kentville, NS and Karen (Mark Gabrieau), Antigonish, NS, one brother, Maurice (Marie MacKenzie), Bathurst,NB and his four grandchildren who held a special place in his heart – Katie, Spencer, Matthew and Amelia along with several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, Father Donald, Gregory and Artie

Valerie 'D'Val' (Arsenault) Chartrand

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 26/08/1954

Passed away in: Coxheath, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 17/02/2010

The family of Valerie Chartrand would like to announce that heaven has received a new angel. Our mother, wife, sister, grandmother, and friend has lost her five-year battle with cancer. She is now peacefully joining her late father Louis Arsenault and other loved ones passed.
Valerie was not only a loving wife, mother and sister, she was also a woman with many accomplishments.
Her thirst for knowledge began as a nursing student at St. Rita Hospital and continued through to St. Francis Xavier where she received her BSC in nursing. The love she had for education and creativity has taken Valerie down many paths in her career. One of her favourite adventures was D’Vals Comforting Creations. Many people still remember Valerie as D’Val the gift shop owner with a heart of gold and a black belt in kindness. You would remember her if you’ve met her. She is the type of person to touch your soul in some way or another.
Valerie was born Aug. 26, 1954, in Sydney and grew up a spirited little red headed girl on Fairhaven Drive in Westmount.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Mary and Maurice MacDonald; sisters, Mary Lou (Tom) Stobbs and Corinne (Kurt) Albiez and brother, John (Ruth) Arsenault. Valerie will be missed and remembered by her devoted husband, Lloyd Chartrand; her three children, Katie (Craig) Hodder, Jonnie (Kaitlin) Chartrand and Mary Chartrand. ‘Grammy Valerie’ will live on in the hearts of her grandchildren, Lily Anne and Jude Rylan.
Our family would like to thank the staff of the CBRH cancer centre and all of the angels up on the palliative care floor. Valerie herself enjoyed the many years she worked as a nurse and to be the one receiving such loving care from your healing hands touched her heart deeply and ours too. Thank you all!

Andrew MacDonald

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed Away On: 27/07/2011

NEW GLASGOW – Andrew Joseph MacDonald, 41, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, after a courageous battle against cancer.
He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Anne (Barry) and Jack MacDonald, his brother, Paul (Marilyn); sisters, Mary (David McGreer) and Carmel (Ken Scott). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Alexandra and Isaac MacDonald; Kathleen, Maura and Matthew McGreer; Beth, Mary and Margaret Scott, as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Andrew grew up in Trenton, NS until he was 15 and graduated from Central Kings High School in Cambridge, NS. He received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier University. After university, he taught English for GEOS Language Schools in Sendai and Tokyo, and also for the Nagano Public Schools in Japan. Upon returning to Canada, he lived in Toronto where he was employed by XTRA, Rogers Media and C.A.T.I.E. In Edmonton, he worked for the Edmonton Police Service and later for the RCMP in Stony Plain, AB. He was always very active in his community with volunteer work and fund raising for such organizations as ACT and TPWA in Toronto and was beginning to volunteer in the Edmonton Victim Services Program when he took ill. He was an avid traveler and cycler. He loved his Nova Scotia home and returned to live his final days amidst its beauty. 
His remains are resting at the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, with visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2011. Funeral mass will be celebrated by Rev. Gary MacPherson at St. John the Baptist Church, New Glasgow at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow or the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton.

James J. Fugard

Passed Away In: Ponte Verde Beach, Florida, United States
Passed Away On: 11/08/2011

FUGARD, James J. – Passed away as the result of a tragic motor vehicle accident in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on August 11, 2011, age 40 years old. Leaving to mourn and cherishing his memory are his wife Anne and son Benjamin, 21 months old. James was the beloved son of Robert and Leiza Fugard of St. John’s and loving brother and best friend of Rob, Vancouver, BC. Anne’s parents Les and Jane Sheridan and brother Alex of Ohio, and many other relatives and special friends. James completed high school at Bishops College, received his BA from St. F.X. University, Antigonish, completed a three year engineering program from S.A.I.T. Calgary and graduated with his MBA April 2011 from the University of North Florida. He was most recently employed with Deutsche Bank in Jacksonville. All who knew James knew of his love of sports, especially hockey and rugby. He spread joy unintentionally through his spirit and character. He had a laugh that was infectious and a sense of adventure and appreciation for life that was unparalleled. His beautiful wife Anne and little son Ben were the light and joy of his life. His exuberent smile and caring heart will be missed forever by all. Memorial service at Pius X on Tuesday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in James’ memory may be made to a charity of ones choice.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Cheryl Wurster

WURSTER, Cheryl M. - 36, of Fall River, NS passed away Monday, October 17, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Born in 1975 in Amherst, to Rick and Karen (Schrage) Rhodes, Cheryl spent her childhood and teenage years growing up in the small village of River Hebert, a community she was proud to call home.
As a young girl Cheryl’s sweet and innocent personality made her a delightful student and cheerful classmate. Cheryl always enjoyed being part of everything social: Brownies, ballet and band in her younger years and soccer, Student Council and Yearbook during her high school years.
Cheryl’s scholastic abilities and leadership talents earned her many awards and achievements. Her passion for helping others led her to St. Francis Xavier University, where she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
As a gentle caring nurse, Cheryl’s diverse experience encompassed many areas of healthcare - Gables Nursing Home, Highland View Hospital, 
Public Health, Sick Kids - Toronto, IWK Health and Dartmouth General. 
After marrying Dr. Chuck Wurster in 2004, Cheryl continued to work in the ER.
Together Chuck and Cheryl enjoyed travelling the world, taking in concerts, live theatre, and sporting events, and most of all getting together with family and friends.
As a loving Mommy to her precious daughter, Emma Claire, Cheryl never took a moment for granted. While enjoying every element of Emma’s world, Cheryl spent quality time instilling the beliefs, values and morals most dear to her.
Cheryl always remained loyal, reliable and true to all who were blessed to be her friend. Her many acts of kindness and generosity extended well beyond those close to her.
The courage and strength Cheryl portrayed throughout her life was nothing less than remarkable. Grounded in her faith, Cheryl was always positive and optimistic, believing there were lessons from her journey that could be learned by everyone.
Along with her parents, Cheryl is survived by her husband, Chuck Wurster; daughter, Emma Claire; brothers Joey (Marsha) Rhodes, Iqaluit and Christopher (Melissa) Rhodes; special nephews Nathan, Caiden, Jordan and Jacob; sister of the heart Lisa M. Smith (Troy), New Glasgow; brother-in-law Sean Wurster, Toronto; in-laws, Dan & Liz Wurster, Bedford. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents Gustav & Harriet Schrage and paternal grandparents Charles & Iola Rhodes, her Auntie Emma Chiasson.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Cheryl’s life and honour her legacy, by sharing memories and expressing condolences at Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777) on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service at Trinity United Church, River Hebert on Saturday [October 22, 2011] at 2:00 pm. Reverend Christine MacLeod officiating. 
Reception to follow at the Church Hall. Monetary donations may be made to Cheryl’s preferred charities: SPCA, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and River Hebert Trinity United Church. To truly honor Cheryl’s memory, her family request all who are able, consider being a regular blood donor.

Roberta Lynn Pipes

ROBERTA LYNN PIPES (nee MCDONALD) April 6, 1942 - October 7, 2011 As the dearest wife, daughter, mom, sister, granny, and friend, you were a quiet strength, dedicated to family and friends. You did so much. You loved the outdoors and travelled far. You hiked, biked, golfed, kayaked and camped in many wonderful places. You baked, knit, and sewed. You shared your knowledge and skills and inspired us to follow in your ways. You had a wonderful career as a nurse and educator, and dedicated yourself to improving the lives of others. You followed your faith and were active in supporting the life of church and community. Think of how many people you touched! Your strength was profound, never failing even when your health was challenged severely. Your love was unwavering and never doubted. We will always hold you in our hearts, just as you held us in yours. Bless you and thank you - your loving husband of 45 years, Mike; Andrea, Greg, Ethan and Aida; Cam and Sara; sister Myrna; mother Janey, wife of Frenchy (RL McDonald, deceased) and all your family and friends. Lynn's life will be celebrated on Friday, October 21, 1:00 p.m., at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 2928 Eastdowne Rd., Victoria, BC. Reception to follow from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the myeloma support group All contributions in Lynn's name will be directed to the Hematology Research and Clinical Trials Unit in Vancouver, to whom we are so grateful. Tax receipts will be issued.

Mary Ann (Paul) Marshell

Born In: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born: June 13th, 1939

Passed in: Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: December 10th, 2011

Mary Ann (Paul) Marshall ‘Grandma Kennedy’ of Eskasoni, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born June 13, 1939, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Sylliboy) Paul.
Mary Ann’s shining moment in her life was when she proudly graduated from St. FX University with her Bachelor of Education and she also received her Bachelor of Arts from Cape Breton University. She was a Grand Council flag carrier and a member of the Eskasoni Women’s Auxiliary, adult care worker, welfare officer, foster parent. She retired from the Eskasoni School Board where she had been employed as a teacher.
She is survived by her loving husband Joe B.; children, Jay (Paula), Eleanor ‘Doody’ (Barry), George ‘Tex’ (Janean), Yolanda Babes (Leon); sisters, Janet, Eleanor, Murdena, Virginia (Gino), Sharon, Patsy, Matilda; brothers, George, Peter, Ryan, Jackie and baby brother, Gubby; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and her special maid Kelly Susan.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by sisters, Georgina ‘Francho’ Stevens, brother, Keith, and grandson, Stephen.
Mary Ann was Grandma to ALL.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Sante Mawiomi or Chapel Island Mawiomi St. Ann Mission.
Visitation for the late Mary Ann Marshall will take place after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 4903 Shore Rd., Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in Holy Family Parish Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

Dale Bradley Kennedy

Kennedy, Dale Bradley, 40, of Calgary, Alta., formerly of St. Andrews, Antigonish Co., passed away suddenly as a result of a heart attack on December 10, 2011 in Calgary.

Born in Antigonish, he was a son of Greg and Gertie (Callahan) Kennedy.

Dale was a graduate of St. F.X. University and received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree on May 7, 1994 from Technical University of Nova Scotia. Following graduation he formed Hyersen Egineering Ltd., a company he headed for twelve years.

Besides his parents, he is survived by numerous aunts, uncles and thirty-eight first cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, John D and Hazel Kennedy and Danny and Marcella Callahan, also cousin, Danny MacDonald and aunts, Mary, Judy and Sally.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrews on Monday at 2:30 pm with Reverend Charles Cameron presiding. Burial in South River Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the N.S. Heart and Stroke Foundation or South River Cemetery.

Funeral is under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home. Online condolences:

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