Ronald Walter Penney - Funeral Announcement

Penney, Ronald Walter – Age 78, of Truro, passed away June 3, 2019, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Frederick and Ruth (Robertson) Penney.

Newf had been a member of Dartmouth City Police and was a part-time bartender. He later gave up the Police Force and became a full-time bartender. He first worked at Holiday Inn in Dartmouth and later went to Ship Victory Tavern where he worked for many years. He loved riding his motorcycle and was a great carpenter.

He will always be loved and missed by daughter, Bernadette; grandchildren, Melanie, Tamie, Dominic and Daniel; great-grandchildren, Mary-Jane, Savannah, Nevaeh, Danika, Bailey; sister, Ruby; loving companion, Shirley; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; daughter, Karen; sister, Gertie.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. In keeping with Ronald’s request there will be no funeral service. All are welcome to drop in to a Celebration of Life, beginning at noon on Monday, July 1, at 86 Kaulback Street, Truro. Memorial donations may be made to Dartmouth Police Veterans Association.

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Ethel “Marie” (Patterson) Redmond - Funeral Announcement

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Redmond (Patterson), Ethel “Marie” – Age 79 of Musquodoboit Harbour and formerly of Head of Jeddore. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour, on April 24, 2019. Marie was born in Upper Stewiacke, a daughter of the late Winifred and Erma (McMillan) Patterson.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Douglas Redmond, to whom she was married for 57 years; sister-in-law, Ruth Hicks; brothers-in-law, Donald Redmond, David Redmond, Gordon Redmond. She is survived by her children and their partners, Janet (Bobby Baker), Linda (Eddy St. George), and Steven (Annie Martin); grandchildren, Crystal, Jody, Danielle, and James; great-grandchildren, Meghan, Nikki, Gregory, and Justin; brothers, Truman (Jenny), Douglas, Cyrus (Maria Lorena); sister, Lilah (Danny); sisters-in-law, Catherine (Robert Ruggles), Susan; brother-in-law, Terrance Hicks; nieces and nephews.

Marie was a deeply spiritual person throughout her life and enjoyed participating in church activities, including singing in the church choir as a girl, teaching Sunday school and participating in the UCW. Growing up on a farm, Marie developed a true love of animals, especially horses, which she passed on to each of her children. She demonstrated her love of animals throughout her life with her many pets, as well as those of her family members, which she cared for at her “Paws and Pamper Inn” when their owners were away. Marie was an avid gardener and had a magic touch with plants that encouraged them to grow and thrive, whether indoors or outside. Like her father, Marie was musically talented playing multiple instruments, including piano, guitar, and harmonica. Marie’s artistic talent extended to drawing/painting, embroidery, and writing poetry. She had avid interests in politics and the British royal family.

Marie worked at Stanfield’s in Truro, where she met Doug Redmond. After they were married, she moved to Middle Musquodoboit and later to Head of Jeddore, making a wonderful home for her family as a stay-at-home mother for over 30 years. Marie’s apple pies were well-known in the community and attracted many visitors on Saturday mornings (baking day), when they knew they could get a slice of pie and a cup of tea. Once her children were grown, she went to work baiting trawl for local fishermen in the late 80s and early 90s. She loved working with the folks at Bakers Fisheries in East Jeddore.

However, time with her family remained the most important part of her life, and she continued to share her love – along with her love of animals, music, art, and good home baking – with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren throughout their lives. She will be deeply missed.

A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Tennesen and all nursing and medical staff of Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care, and to Dr. Najaf Nadeem and staff of the Cardiology TAVI Clinic, QEII Health Sciences Centre.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. in Hillside Cemetery, Middle Musquodoboit, with Rev. Joan Griffin officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre, 12390 Hwy. 224, Middle Musquodoboit. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

Mary “Lorraine” (Sampson) Peters - Funeral Announcement

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Peters (Sampson), Mary “Lorraine” – Age 79, of Lower L’Ardoise. It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mary “Lorraine” (Sampson) Peters on February 11, 2019, in the Palliative Care Unit, VG Site, QEII, Halifax. She was a daughter of the late Annie Mae and Joseph Sampson.

Lorraine was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Gerard Francis Peters; and her brother, Joseph. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, sisters, brothers, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Lorraine enjoyed life’s simple pleasures; chatting with family and friends, berry picking, flowers, antiques, attending yard sales and knitting. For the past 10 years she had been knitting and donating comfort teddy bears to the IWK for children undergoing surgery, complicated medical tests, or who just need a bit of extra cheering up. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 in Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, L’Ardoise. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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Donald Harvey Waller, PhD, P.Eng

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Waller, Donald Harvey, PhD, P.Eng – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Don “Grampy” with family by his side, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Dad was born in Amherst on October 27, 1930 to Albert and Vivian (Crawford) Waller.

Left behind to cherish his memory are children, Aileen (Bruce Hebb) and Rod; grandchildren, Andrew (Johanna Galipeau) and Sarah (Dylan Sullivan); brother, Jack (Ken); Betty’s aunt, Catherine Hill; and special nieces, Mary and Heather. Dad was predeceased by his parents; his sweetheart, Betty; brother, Doug and his wife Audrey, his sister, Ardith and her husband Jack; his in-laws, Aileen and Raymond Robichaud; his daughter-in-law, Keltie Lewis; his sister-in-law, Margaret; nieces, Janet and Joan; and his best girl, Sophie.

Dad attended Queen Elizabeth High School, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Technical College (“Tech”, now the Sexton Campus of Dalhousie University). He married the love of his life, Betty (Elizabeth Mullane) in London, England in 1953 while attending Imperial College as an Athlone Fellow. Dad worked for the City of Halifax before starting his teaching career with Queens University and then Tech. In the mid ‘60s Dad moved the family to Marblehead, Mass., for a research fellowship at Harvard. Dad’s career at Dalhousie included teaching, Head of the Civil Engineering Department, and the establishment of the Centre for Water Resources Studies. Dad was well-known in the environmental field, in Canada and internationally. He developed engineering codes across Canada and provincial environmental engineering policies. He served on the Technical Advisory Group for the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality. Dad received many awards throughout his career including the Engineers Nova Scotia first Gold Medal Award for his life of community and public service.

Aside from his family, Dad was dedicated to Foster Parents Plan Canada. He and Mum supported numerous foster children from all over the world for over 60 years, and in 1986 he was elected as the Chair of the Canadian Board of Directors. He and Mum loved to travel, but their favourite place outside of Canada was Bermuda. They enjoyed many trips there with family and friends. Dad’s happy place was the cottage at Spencer’s Point. As children, Rod and Aileen spent time there with grandparents and cousins. When grandchildren (Andrew and Sarah) came along, they became the beneficiaries of trips to the “Point”. After Mum passed away in 1991, Dad lived with Aileen, her husband Bruce and their children Andrew and Sarah. We were blessed to have such a wonderful opportunity to have Dad in our lives. He was the “third leg” in our parenting stool. He was a kind and patient man with a wicked sense of humour.

We’d like to thank the 2nd floor staff of St. Vincent’s Nursing Home for their care and understanding of Dad over the last year and a half.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 18th from 7-8:30 p.m. in St. Andrew’s United Church (Holmes Room), 6036 Coburg Rd. A celebration of Dad’s life will be held in St. Andrew’s United Church on Wednesday, June 19th at 11a.m. with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Foster Parents Plan Canada, St. Andrew’s United Church, St. Vincent’s Nursing Home or a charity of your choice.

Norma Ruth Taylor

Taylor, Norma Ruth – Age 69, of Chaswood, passed away June 3, 2019, in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, with family by her side. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Dorothy (Isenor) Streatch.

Norma loved the outdoors, was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook. She enjoyed time spent with her family and granddaughter.

She will always be loved and missed by husband, Brooke; daughter, Julie (DJ); granddaughter, Lily; sister, Glenda (Gardner); daughter-in-law, Tara. Her little dog, Mindy, will also miss her. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Trevor.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, Rev. Dr. Linda Yates officiating. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery. The family will meet friends for a reception downstairs in the church following the burial. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (Nova Scotia Chapter).

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

Thank you to the homecare workers for their help which allowed Norma to stay in her home for as long as possible. Thank you to Dr. Karen Fewer and the staff of the hospital for the wonderful care and support Norma and the family received.

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over she began to fly.

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Daisy Scott

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Scott, Daisy – Age 99 of Middle Musquodoboit, passed away June 2, 2019, just weeks short of her 100th birthday. Born in Lindsay Lake, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Rella May (Miller) Higgins.

Daisy was always busy at handiwork of one kind or another, whether it was quilting, knitting or crocheting. She had been an active member of the Higginsville Ladies’ Aid and a devoted member of Higginsville United Church.

Surviving are her son, Wayne (Goldie), Truro; daughter, Cheryl (Rod) Dickie, Meaghers Grant; grandchildren, Jason, Natasha, Joanna, Jamie; great-grandchildren, Rory, Delia, Scott, Cameron, Alex; sister-in-law, Helen Higgins; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; siblings, Augustus, Lynley, Emma, Morris, Seldon and Gordon.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. in Higginsville United Church with Calvin Burt student minister officiating. Burial will be in Higginsville Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Musquodoboit Valley Health Foundation – Braeside, or a charity of choice.

A special thank you to the staff of Braeside for their tender loving care.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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Betty Manuel

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Manuel, Betty – Lake Charlotte. It is with sadness we announce that Betty Manuel passed away on June 1, 2019, surrounded by love after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Windsor to Georgina and Raymond Greenslade, she is survived by her loving husband James; son, Tim (Liz); daughter, Angela (Bobby); brothers, Donald (Anne), Robert (Debbie), Wayne (Theresa); sisters, Rosemary and Bonnie; grandchildren, Nicholas, Tyler, Josie and Jenna; along with many nieces and nephews.

Betty grew up in Newport, Hants Co., and loved to reminisce about her high school cheerleading days. As a young adult she moved to Halifax where she met the love of her life, Jim, while working at MT&T. Betty and Jim enjoyed 52 amazing years of marriage, travel and adventure. Along with living a full life with family and friends, Betty had a passion for her working career, most notably with MT&T, Sears and O’Regan’s. After retirement Betty volunteered her time with Memory Lane and many worthy causes close to her heart. Holding family gatherings and gardening at her Lake Charlotte home brought her the greatest joy. Betty will be most remembered for her sense of humour, her zest for life and her love and pride for her family.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9th in Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte. Memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or charity of choice.

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Mary Elizabeth Henley

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Henley, Mary Elizabeth – Age 87 of Dean, passed away May 28, 2019. Born in Dean, she was a daughter of the late William French Lemmon and Clara May (Hamilton) Lemmon.

Mary always had a smile for everyone. She enjoyed outings whether it was to play cards or bingo or listening to old-time music at the jamborees. She always enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Surviving are her children, Donna (Lee) Crossman, Larry (Lucy), Lisa (Jason Boutilier); grandchildren, Julie (Trent), Chad (Gillian); great-grandsons, Blaze, Gage; sister, Vera Amero; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell; brothers, Clifford, Lawrence, Earl, Harold, Carl, Doug, Luther; sister, Edna; a brother and sister in infancy.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in Sharon Presbyterian Church, Dean, with Calvin Burt, student minister officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Upper Musquodoboit. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Sharon Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

A special thank you to Mitchell’s Rest Home for the wonderful care our Mom received for the past two-and-a-half years of her life; she was definitely happy there. She also made a special friend in Beryl Holder while a resident there. Thanks to the staff of Hants Community Hospital for the care she received in her final days.

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Roderick Gordon Conrod

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Conrod, Roderick Gordon – Age 63 of West Jeddore, passed away April 11, 2019. Born in Conrod Settlement, he served with the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Bosnia and Afghanistan, and also was a firefighter in the Canadian Armed Forces. Rod enjoyed boating, fishing, woodworking, hockey, baseball and NASCAR.

Surviving are his spouse, Holly Martin; daughter, Jamie Lynn; son, Kevin Jacob; grandchildren; three honourary sons; and various family members. He is also survived by his Shih Tzu, Jake, his loyal companion of eight years.

A memorial service will be held in Gaetz Brook Legion at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. No flowers by Rod’s request. Memorial donations may be made to Gaetz Brook Legion, Branch No. 161 or Last Post Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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Brian Charles Covell

Covell, Brian Charles – Age 70, previously of Lantz and recently of New Minas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in the Centennial Building, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. He was born in Farnborough, England to the late Charles and Eileen (Lester) Covell.

He lived in Nova Scotia and Alberta for most of his life. He was an active member of Elmsdale Baptist Church.

Brian was an electrician by trade and served in the Navy in his early years. After leaving the Navy, he had various jobs until he retired. He was an adventurous, well-rounded man and was always up for a challenge. If he didn’t know what to do, he would always figure it out. Brian was a kind and loving man who loved to help others. If he saw anyone with a need, he would do his best to help them or find someone who could.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Steve, Alta.; sister, Maureen Covell and her husband John, Alta. He is survived by his children, Tracy (Don) Dunn, N.B.; Chris, B.C.; Karen Myers, N.S.; Andrew, Richard, and Peter, all of Alta. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Benjamin, Kathryn, Josh, Abbie and Charles, who he loved to the moon and back; as well as nieces, Jenny; Robin and her children Joseph and Jessica; nephew, Rodger; many friends all over.

Cremation has take place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. In keeping with Brian’s wishes, there will be no service. Where Brian liked to help those in need, in lieu of flowers we are requesting random acts of kindness or donations to a charity of your choice. 

Many thanks to the staff of the Centennial Building at the QEII Health Sciences Centre for their amazing care, especially Hillary and Otis, who he spoke fondly of.

Alice Leona (Horne) Hickman

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Hickman (Horne), Alice Leona – Age 63, of Dartmouth, passed away on May 25, 2019.

Surviving are her husband, Allan “Al”; children, Erin and Matthew; grandson, Emrey; stepson, Chris, and his children, Matthew and Keifer; siblings, Alfred “Gordie”; Richard, Colin (Theresa), Gregory (Karen), Douglas (Denise), Laurel, Marjorie (Victor); many nieces and nephews, including her special niece, Hayley and nephew, Kyle. She was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Inez Horne; sister, Laverne Glawson.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. In keeping with Alice’s wishes, a celebration of her life will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at 29 Brompton Road.

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Geoffrey Michael Crowe

Crowe, Geoffrey Michael – Age 74 of Brookfield, passed away March 26, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.

Geoff was a truck driver and drove for different trucking companies until his retirement in 2010.

He is survived by his partner, Elizabeth MacPhee; five stepchildren; and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Selwyn and Lillian (Greenfield) Crowe; his sister, Jean Steeves; and stepdaughter, Brenda Fleet.                                            

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 25 from 2-4 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion, Stewiacke. Words of remembrance will start at 2 p.m., followed by a reception.

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Sheila Eileen Faulkner

Faulkner, Sheila Eileen – Age 84, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 in Eastern Passage surrounded by family. Sheila was a daughter of the late Edwin “Ted” and Eileen (Truen) Power.

She will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

Sheila is survived by her husband, Edmund, Head Jeddore; son, Myles (Paula), Musquodoboit Harbour; daughter, Cheryl (David Horne), Ostrea Lake; special granddaughters, Tara (Ryan Wood), Dartmouth; Haley Faulkner, Musquodoboit Harbour; great step-grandson, Riley Wood; brother, Edwin Power, Dartmouth; sister, June Stoddard, Head Jeddore; special niece, Marilyn Stoddard. She was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah; and grandson, Nicholas.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 in St. James Anglican Church Hall, Head Jeddore.

Thank you to Joy Smith and family for their friendship. Also, a special thanks to Diana Rossong and Heather Laycock for the wonderful care that was given to Sheila.

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Julia Leota (Sutherland) Perry

Perry (Sutherland), Julia Leota – Age 94 of Truro, passed away peacefully with family members by her side on May 22, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Jon and Flossie (Mills) Sutherland.

Leota was a member of St. David’s United Church in Bible Hill, UCW and choir member, and had been a member of the Cobequid Twirlers Square Dance Club, N.S. Bluenose RV Squares and Red Hatters. She worked as a nurse’s aid in the Truro Hospital, in the Truro Daily News office, and as an administrative receptionist for Dr. Crowe until she retired. She then volunteered at the hospital information desk, and joined a bowling league.

She was the beloved wife of the late Malcolm Perry; mother of daughters, Beatrice Schaffer, Dianne (Keith) MacKenzie, Joanne (Robert) Johnson; son, Wayne (Cathy). She is also survived by six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Florence Sutherland, Dorothy Pettigrew, Elizabeth Sutherland, Evelyn Creelman; brothers, Hedley, Darrell, Ralph. She was predeceased by a son in infancy; sisters, Agnes Sutherland, Mabel MacLellan, Madeline Bennett; brothers, Ervin and Ronald in infancy, Addison, Victor and Elson.                                

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Monday from 6-8 p.m., and memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., both in St. David’s United Church, Pictou Rd., Bible Hill, with Rev. Donna Lawrence officiating. Reception to follow in Bible Hill Village Hall. Interment will be in Bible Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Colchester East Hants VON, Colchester East Hants Health Foundation – Palliative Care, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

The family gives a special thank you to Dr. Phillips and Dr. C. Smith, Palliative Care.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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William “Ray” Smiley

Smiley, William “Ray” – of Truro, and formerly of Shubenacadie, passed away on May 19, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Grand Lake, Halifax County, he was a son of the late Wilbert and Lena (Hines) (Isenor) Smiley.

Ray worked as a carpenter around the Shubenacadie area and also worked at National Gypsum. Later in life he went to Teacher’s College and became an Industrial Arts teacher, teaching in Hants East Rural High School until his retirement, when he and his wife moved to Truro. Ray was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Surviving are his wife, Eunice; children, Bruce (Mary Ellen), Darlene (Richard) Walsh; grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsey, Jessica and Joanna; great-grandchildren, Jewel, Aujrina, Ava and Clara. He was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth and Edward; sisters, Freda and Marguerite.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

The family would like to give many thanks to the supportive and caring nurses in Colchester Hospital on 3D, as well as a special thank you to Dr. Llewellyn for her incredible care and compassion.

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Weaty E.R. Hoyt

Hoyt, Weaty E.R. – Age 74, of Brookfield, passed away May 14, 2019, following a short battle with cancer. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Evelyn Rector.

Weaty lived in Brentwood all of her married life, and was a hairdresser in her younger years. She loved people and would always lend a helping hand. Her hobbies were tole painting and bingo.

Surviving are her son, Troy (Charity), Victoria, B.C.; granddaughter, Haley, Calgary; all of whom she dearly loved. She is also survived by her brother, James (Betty) Rector, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. In keeping with Weaty’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Special thanks to her home caregivers, brother, Jim and Betty; sister-in-law, Doris Archibald; uncle and aunt, Bert and Linda Pratt; neighbours, Tanya and Gary Irvine, Sheila Johnson and Joan Hatton.

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Mildred Alice (Kidson) Lovett

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Lovett (Kidson), Mildred Alice – Age 80, of Dartmouth. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our Mom on May 10, 2019, surrounded by family. Born in Clam Bay, she was the daughter of the late James Warren Kidson and Ruth Theresa (Bowser), and the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Millie worked for many years with Royal Bank and retired after 32 years with Maritime Life. She was very talented in knitting, cross-stitching, and crocheting; and most recently knitted over 300 beanie hats for the IWK NICU.

Surviving are her children, Carla Laybolt-Bezanson (David), Chester Basin; Teresa Godin (Marc), Lawrencetown; Blair and Dale, both of Edmonton; Lisa Richards (Robert), Dartmouth; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Clara, Margaret, Ruby; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William James Carlton “Carl”; brothers, Jim, Robert and Ralph.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A private graveside service will take place in Lake Charlotte Union Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a local SPCA for care of fur babies.

The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Team and VON for their dedication, compassion and tireless care for our Mom and family.

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Marie Agnes “Aggie” Robichaud

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Robichaud, Marie Agnes “Aggie” – It is with great sadness our family announces the passing, surrounded by love, at the age of 91, an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, on May 7, 2019. Born in St. Charles, N.B., Aggie was the eldest daughter and one of 13 children of the late Theodore and Eva (Richard) Arsenault.

Aggie taught grades 1-8 in a one-room school house in St. Charles and was loved by all her students. Then she met and married the love of her life Ben and travelled the Atlantic provinces as Ben supervised construction projects before finally settling in Truro and raising their four children.

Aggie was a gifted musician, playing many instruments, a talent she inherited from her father and passed on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was well-known in fiddling and old-time country music circles and welcomed everyone with open arms into their home in Brookside hosting many a "jam" night. For 12 years Aggie and Ben were part of a volunteer group that organized the provincial Fiddle Workshop held in Bible Hill.

Aggie was a devout Catholic and proud Acadian. No one ever left her home hungry and her "Frisbee" molasses cookies were legendary!

Aggie is survived by her children, Ron (Wendy), North River; Nancy (Dave Cluett), Port Hawkesbury; Hadley, Brookside; grandchildren, Benjamin (Dawn) Robichaud, Sarah (Greg) Brown, Matt (Meg) Cluett, Genevieve (Jason) Maleyko, Oliver (Leanne) Cluett, Amber (Blaine) MacDonald, Melissa (Luc) LeBlanc, Melanie (Richard) Dalton; great-grandchildren, Jessie, Gabriela, Emily, Mikey, Gage and Preston; brothers, Emery, Albert, Camille and Gilles; sisters, Oliva, Louise and Winnie. She will also be missed by her puppy, Tristan. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ben; son, Fernand; brothers, Emile, Leonard, Tim; and sisters, Julianna and Yvette.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 10th at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Prince Street, Truro. Burial to follow on Saturday, May 11th at 2 p.m. in her home parish of Saint Charles, N.B., in the church that Ben and his father built. In her memory donations may be made to Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

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