Karla Anne Augustine
Karla Anne Augustine, 32, 68 Gerald Ave., Millbrook, Colchester County, N.S., died April 28, 1999 at home.
Born in Newcastle, N.B., she was a daughter of Noel Augustine, Burnt Church First Nation, N.B., and Theresa (Johnson) Sylliboy, Springhill. She worked as an Adult Care Worker and was a member of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Millbrook. She loved to fish and was a member of the Bowling Team.
She is survived by her common law husband, Gary Fielding, at home; daughters, Barbara Anne Augustine, Keisha Augustine; son, Joseph Augustine, all at home; brothers, Elvis, Burnt Church, N.B.; James, John and Kevin, all of Truro; Charles, Afton, N.S.; step-brother, Michael Sylliboy, Truro; sisters, Tammy, Truro; Kelly and Noella, Burnt Church, N.B.; Karen, Dartmouth; step-father, Benjamin Sylliboy Jr., Truro; 29 nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins; former husband, Norman Lester Sylliboy, Millbrook. She was predeceased by step-brother, Isaac Sylliboy.
Visitation will take place at 903 Willow St., Millbrook. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, in the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Millbrook, Rev. Tom Kurudeepan officiating. Burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Millbrook. Arrangements entrusted to the Colchester Funeral Home, 512 Willow St.
Pauline Grace Fulton
Pauline Grace Fulton, of Ottawa, formerly of Bass River, died December 24, 1998, in her 85th year. Cremation has taken place. A graveside and committal service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 1999 at 2 p.m. in the Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River, Rev. Roger Moore officiating. A reception will follow in the MacFarlane Hall, of Riverside United Church, Bass River.
Richard Frederick "Dick" Helpard
Richard Frederick "Dick" Helpard, 60, Stewiacke, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at home.
Born in Stewiacke, he was the son of the late Albert and Gertrude (Ambrose) Helpard.
Surviving are sons, Paul, Courteney, B.C.; Kevin, Welland, Ont.; a daughter, Barbara Helpard, Toronto; four grandchildren; brothers, Ralph, Rochester, N.Y.; Lorne and Donnie, both of Stewiacke; sisters, Earline Daley, Stonehaven, N.B.; Jean Thompson, Brampton, Ont.; Karen Higgins, Stewiacke; Susan Shelton, New Minas; several nieces and nephews; former wife, Mary Dellemonache. He was predeceased by two brothers in infancy.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 30, 1999, funeral service 2 p.m. May 1, 1999, all in Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. A private burial will be held in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Fort Ellis. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery Fund.
Elizabeth (Ibby Butt) Nelson
Elizabeth (Ibby Butt) Nelson, 48, of Londonderry, passed away September 22, 1999 in the Colchester Regional Hospital after a battle with cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Harold and Annie (McCharles) Heffernan of New Waterford, Cape Breton, N.S. She worked at IGA for a number of years and was also a home care worker. She was a lady who enjoyed her kids, other kids, seniors and the word "No" was seldom in her vocabulary.
Left behind to miss her sometimes loving and sometimes aggravating ways are her mate in life, Vernon Nelson; her son, Christopher (Amanda); daughters, Robin (Timmy); Trina (Wayne) and her special grandchildren, Candace, Tanner, Brandon, Chevy; brothers, David (Barb), Stewiacke; Johnny (Shirley), London, Ont.; sister, Annette (Bill) Chaisson, Dartmouth. She was predeceased by a brother, William.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro; funeral service on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church with Rev. Rudy Manaloto officiating. Burial in St. Ambrose Church Cemetery with a reception to follow in the Londonderry Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Shirley E. Fraser
Shirley E. Fraser, 70, Melbourne, Florida, formerly of Truro, passed away April 17, 1999, in Holmes Regional Medical Centre.
Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Violet (Reid) Vance. She moved to Florida with her family in 1963, but always kept close contact with her family and friends in Nova Scotia. Shirley worked as a secretary at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne for 18 years. She retired from Florida Tech in 1988. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne for 30 years. She was also a member of the Allegro Family Motor Home Club, Lila Circle Garden Club and Family Motor Coaching Association.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, J. Dana Fraser, Melbourne; daughters Linda (Steve) DeYoung, Orlando; Pat (Frank), Tampa; Cathy (Ron) Slate, Fort Pierce; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, George.
A Memorial Service was held at the First United Methodist Church of Melbourne on April 21. Interment will be in the Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme, N.S. at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Folly Village Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.
Reta Leola Tibbitts
Rita Leola Tibbitts, 85, formerly of 270 Queen St., Truro, passed away on September 25, 1999, at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Stelman and Mary F. (Burris) McKenna. She was a member of the First United Church and a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Colchester Branch #26. She was also a past president of the Auxiliary from 1966-1967.
She is survived by brother, Charles T. (Hope), Truro; sister, Inez Porter, Poukeepsie, New York; nieces, Brenda McKenna, Vancouver, B.C.; Frances May Griffin, Poukeepsie, New York; nephew, Brian McKenna, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley, two sisters and one brother
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today, with a Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Tribute Service at 7 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday at 2 p.m., all in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Bobby Fillier officiating. Burial will be in the Robie St. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Nova Scotia Lung Association.
Donald William Walsh
Donald William Walsh, 52, of 50 Whitman Court, Truro, succumbed Sept. 23, 1999, at the Health Science Center in Halifax.
Born Feb. 28, 1947, he was the son of Augustine and Vivian (Collier) Walsh.
He is survived by one son, Jason, Halifax; three brothers, Gerald (Maria), Sydney Mines; Robert, Sydney and Kevin, North Sydney; uncles, Floyd, North Sydney; Joseph (Marita), Connecticut, U.S.A.; Michael (Helen), Hamilton, Ont.; and one aunt, Donalda Walsh, Sydney; two nephews, Trevor Walsh and Devin Meaney. He was predeceased by one sister, Geraldine in 1949.
Visitation will be held today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A private family service will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Olive Stewart, 87, of Westside Villa and formerly of 3 Hayward Court, Truro, passed away April 20, 1999 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Lower Onslow, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Matilda (Dingle) Taylor. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She resided in Truro for the past several years.
She is survived by three daughters, Geraldine, Carolyn and Audrey, all of Ontario; four sons, Beldon, Truro; Ralph, Charles and Harold, Ontario. She was predeceased by husband, Daniel; daughter, Phyllis; sons, William, Glen, Raymond and Cecil; sisters, Lillian MacLean and Muriel Mooring; brothers, Peter Taylor and William Taylor. She was the last surviving member of her family.
Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, with funeral service 3 p.m. Friday, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Janet Blois officiating. Burial will be in the Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, or to a charity of choice.
J. Marcel Aucoin
J. Marcel Aucoin, 49, 8 Evergreen Dr., Truro, formerly of Cheticamp, passed away April 26, 1999 at home.
Born in Cheticamp, he was a son of Edouard and Henriette (Leblanc) Aucoin, Cheticamp. Marcel was a beloved teacher for 25 years and a devoted uncle to all of his nieces and nephews. He taught at the Cobequid Educational Center, Truro throughout his entire career, first as a French teacher, and later as Department Head in 1979. He also taught Extension Courses at the N.S.A.C., Bible Hill and the N.S. Teachers College, Truro. For a number of years, he took students on International Student Travels, and earlier this month, was instrumental in organizing a Student Exchange with students from France. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Mountain Golf and Country Club, East Mountain. In his early years, he refereed hockey and umpired softball.
He is survived by brothers, Michel (Frances), St. Joseph Du Moine; Rene (Shelly), Cheticamp; Robert (Neila), Halifax; Rejean (Yolande) and Cyril (Marie Claire), both of Cheticamp; Gerard (Joan), St. John's, Nfld.; Claude (Diane) Digby; sister, Nicole (Mrs. Shawn MacKenzie), Port Hawkesbury; 11 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Leonce.
Truro visitation 5-9 p.m. today with a Service of Celebration at 7 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Cheticamp visitation 2-4 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Burial in St. Peter's Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Sacred Heart Hospital Charitable Foundation, Cheticamp Children's Choir. A scholarship fund will be established in Marcel's name and donations will be accepted at the Cobequid Educational Center.
Chipman Edwards Denton
Chipman Edwards Denton, 71, Truro, Colchester County, died with quiet dignity, early Monday a.m., April 26, 1999, in Colchester Regional Hospital.
He was born in Boston, Mass., the elder son of the late Robert Irving and Ivy May (Edwards) Denton. Prior to his retirement he worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator in Quebec, Halifax and several other towns across Nova Scotia.
Surviving are his brother, Dr. Leonard (Joyce) Denton of Valley, Colchester County; sons, Robert (Sharon), Phillip (Dawn) and Paul (Catherine), all of the Truro area; and grandchildren, Andrew, Rebecca and Breanna. He was predeceased by his first wife Audrey Ellis of Digby, N.S., and second wife, Esther Burke of Truro.
In keeping with his wishes, his remains will be returned to Little River, Digby County for burial by the family, at a later date, in a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillcrest Cemetery, Little River, Digby County, B0V 1C0, the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester Regional Hospital, 207 Willow Street, Truro, N.S., B2N 4Z9, or any charity of personal choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.
Edna Ellison Lederman
Edna Ellison Lederman (nee Thompson) died peacefully early in the morning, Monday, April 26, 1999 at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, Kingston, after a series of lengthy illnesses.
Cheerful and outgoing, Edna enjoyed people and life. She was a giver and a doer. She was devoted to her family, and loyal to her friends. And, she was proud of her Maritime roots.
Born in North Sydney, Cape Breton, May 2, 1918 (to Lewis Murdock and Ida May Thompson), and raised there, Ed took nursing and worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal during the early and mid 1940's. In 1948 she married Bill Lederman and proceeded to raise a family and support his career as a university teacher - first in Saskatoon, then in Halifax and finally in Kingston.
Predeceased by her husband Bill, and her sister, Marion Crosby of Regina, Ed is survived by her sister, Jeanne Cameron of Montreal; her brother, George of Victoria; her three sons, Lew (Margot Panet) of Ottawa; Peter (Jeanne Archibald) of Truro, Nova Scotia; and William of Kingston; by her four grandchildren, Clarie (Truro); and Alexander, de Lotbiniere; and Margot, Ottawa; and her many nieces and nephews.
A thank you to Dr. Stewart and the nursing staff of Gibson 3 at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital for their wonderful care. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street East, Kingston, Ontario, on Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Memorial donations may be made to Providence Continuing Care Centre Foundation, P.O. Box 3600, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 5A2. Arrangements are entrusted to Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street, (at Barrie Street), Kingston, Ontario.
Chesley Ray Matthews
Chesley Ray Matthews, 75, of Belmont, Colchester County, died April 26, 1999 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Debert, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Earl & Iola (McCully) Matthews. He was a veteran of the 2nd World War serving overseas during 1944-1946. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery under fire in the line of duty in Germany. He was a member of the Debert Legion Branch No. 106 and an adherent of the Wesley United Church, Belmont. He was a resident of Belmont for 52 years. He was a section foreman with the Canadian National Railways until 1964. He was a well known car dealer and owner and operator of Belmont Motors Ltd. for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Beulah (Roode) Matthews; daughter, Susan, of Bible Hill; grandsons, Christopher and Jonathan Digout; brothers, Alfred and wife Shirley of Debert; Arnold and wife Esther of Welland, Ontario; sisters, Beatrice and husband Donald Stevens of Truro and Fern and husband, Seymour Stewart of Centre Musquodoboit. He was predeceased by a sister, Irene MacCallum.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 106, Debert, will conduct a tribute service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, Rev. Janet Blois officiating with private family burial in the Belmont Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, Truro Chapter or to a charity of your choice.
Kenneth Stuart Meyer
Kenneth Stuart Meyer, age 76, entered into the presence of his Lord on April 26, 1999, at the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital.
Ken was the beloved husband of Gwen (Clissold-Hoag) and the loving father of sons, Randy (Aline) and Daryl (Leslie) of Cornwall, Ontario; of daughters, Sherrill of Ottawa, Ontario; Wendy (Ben Johnson) of Kemptown; and of stepsons, John Hoag (Pauline) of Dartmouth; Paul Hoag (Susan) of Burlington, Ontario and David Hoag of Truro. Ken was also the cherished grandfather of 15 grandchildren, Jason, Angela, Tonia, Andrew, Rachel, Alicia, Adam, Erin, John, Cynthia, Susan, Paul, Kandiss, Anna Marie and Lance and four great grandchildren.
Ken was predeceased by his first wife, Nan; his daughter, Deborah; his son, Kenneth; his stepson, Mark; his sister, Annie; and his brothers, George, Fred, Gordon and Clifford. Ken is survived by his brothers, Wes (Bud) of Cornwall; Doug (Jo Glen) of Georgia; and Donnie of British Columbia. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Margaret of Cornwall, Ontario; Helen of London, Ontario; Helen of Welland, Ontario and Janice of Kingston, Ontario.
Born in Vernon, Ontario, Ken was the son of the late Herbert and Sadie Meyer. Ken served with the RCAF during World War II in Newfoundland and in England. He was employed by Courtaulds of Cornwall, Ontario, for over 35 years and by Crossley Carpets for 18 years.
Ken was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Truro, where he was a Sunday School teacher for many years and served on the Board of Deacons and on the Management board.
The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, April 28 from 2-4 and from 6-8 at Mattatall Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street, Truro, followed by burial at the Bible Hill Cemetery. Rev. Brent Robertson will conduct the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society or to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.
Those who knew Ken will cherish the memory of his loving and generous spirit, his sense of humour and his devotion to his family.
Kenneth Walter Weatherbee
Kenneth Walter Weatherbee, 73, 124 Kent Rd., Truro, passed away April 24, 1999 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Truro Heights, he was a son of the late Walter and Lena (Parker) Weatherbee. Kenneth was active in the Lower Truro Community Hall and the Cobequid District Fire Brigade. He was a member of the Old Barns United Church. He worked at Barnhill's Transfer, Weatherbee Fuels and later as a carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marion Brenton; daughters, Linda Faulkner, Truro; Frances Hay, Kentville; Cynthia (Chris) Connolly, Truro; sons, Walter (Marilyn), Belmont; Michael, Truro; grandchildren, Jamie, Joey, Dennis, Ryan, Claudia and Matthew; brother Everett (Amy), Bible Hill; sister Doris (Bill) Bradbury. He was predeceased by her stepfather, Ivan Pemberton; son-in-law, Donnie Gaudet.
Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Wade Allen officiating. Burial in Old Barns Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association, Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice.