Frank Frederick Barley
Frank Frederick Barley, 80, of 681 Masstown Road, Debert, passed away October 9, 1999 at home.
Born in Joggins, he was a son of the late Fred and Nellie (Hayden) Barley. He retired from Scotsburn Dairy, formerly Brookfield Foods, with 33 years of service. Frank joined Brookfield Foods in 1950 working in route sales and distribution until the early 70's. He was the company's first route salesman on the Inverness County ice cream route. In his role in the maintenance department at Truro he was responsible for a number of improvements in building and truck body design, and various new construction projects in recent years. Frank enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and four-wheeling.
He is survived by his wife, the former Murial McMasters, Masstown Road; daughters, Marion (Ferdinand) Borean, Moncton, N.B.; Evelyn Wright, Carroll's Corner; Joan Burgess, Masstown Road; Nancy MacPhee, Truro; grandchildren, Shona, Dwaine, Diane, Melissa, Ronald, Jean-Marie, Cherrie-Lynn, Carolyn, Kristen; sister, Constance Wayte, Masstown Road; brother, Jack (Mary), Masstown; 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughters, Marie and Anne; sister, Hilda Porter.
A private family graveside service was held in the Debert Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro.
Stephanie D. Hunt
Stephanie D. Hunt, 25, of 458 Pleasant Street, Truro, died Friday, October 8, 1999 at home.
Born in Parrsboro, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of Thomas and Lila (Graham) Hatfield, Wharton. She was a graduate of Lucien's Beauty School, Truro. She worked at KFC, Truro for the past three years. She was a former choir member of the Parrsboro Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Donald; a daughter, Hailey; sons, Jordan and Chad, all at home; a brother, Kevin, Wharton; paternal grandmother, Maxine Hatfield, Parrsboro. She was predeceased by an infant brother, Thomas.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today at Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Jeffrey White officiating. Burial in the Diligent River Baptist Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Staphanie Hunt Memorial Trust Fund being established for the children.
James Austin Cook
James Austin Cook, 52, 59 Queen St., Truro, passed away April 26, 1999 at home.
Born in Truro, he was a son of the late George L. and Lottie S. Cook. Jimmy was a lifelong resident of Truro, was educated in the Truro School system, and in earlier years worked in the family business, Cooks Chick Hatchery. He was later self-employed.
He is survived by a sister, Edith Lou Hudgins and husband, Dr. Leslie, Victoria, B.C.; niece Taryn and nephew Christopher; several aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday, funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Bill MacLeod officiating. Burial in Gay's River Cemetery, N.S. Family flowers only by request. Donations may be made to the George L. and Lottie S. Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund at the NSAC or a charity of your choice.
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, Claire (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.
Isaac Richard Sylliboy
Isaac Richard Sylliboy, 27, Millbrook, Truro, N.S. died April 27, 1999 at home.
Born in Truro, N.S. he was a son of Benjamin Sylliboy Jr., Millbrook and the late Donna Marie Annette (Denny) of Oromocto, N.B. Isaac was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Millbrook. He was an active ballplayer for the Millbrook Mens Fastball Team, and enjoyed karate.
He is survived by his brother, Michael Sylliboy, Millbrook; two nieces, Shania and Shanice Sylliboy, Millbrook; five step-brothers, Elvis Augustine, Burnt Church, N.B.; James Augustine, Truro; Charles Augustine, Afton, N.S.; Kevin Augustine, Millbrook; John Augustine, Millbrook; four step-sisters, Karen Sylliboy, Dartmouth; Karla Augustine, Millbrook; Tammy Augustine, Millbrook; Kelly Ann Augustine, Burnt Church, N.B.; 27 step-nieces and step-nephews; god-parents, Carol Ann Francis, Millbrook and William Sylliboy Sr., Millbrook; maternal grandmother, Cecilia Bernard, Fort Folly, N.B. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Benjamin Sylliboy Sr. and Elizabeth (Marr) Sylliboy, Millbrook.
The body will be resting at the family home, 823 Willow St., Millbrook. The funeral will be Thursday, April 29 at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Millbrook, with Rev. Tom Kurudeepan officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Millbrook. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro.
E. Fred M. Mason, 73, Nine Mile River, died January 6, 1999, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Ernest and Viola (Thompson) Mason. A longtime resident of Nine Mile River, and former resident of Sackville and Wallace, Cumberland Co. A member of St. David's Anglican Church, Rawdon, and Nine Mile River Fire Department. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas. He was a track foreman at Sackville Downs for 11 years. He was a licensed welder, mechanic and bus driver and operated service stations at Wellington and Kemptown.
Surviving are daughters, Julie (Mrs. Ray Lohnes), Rose Bay, Lunenburg Co.; Ruby (Mrs. George Durling), Truro; sons, George, Bill, Nine Mile River; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley (Mrs. Tony Bidwell), Orlea Crawford, Wallace. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris; grandson, Ernie Corkum.
Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Withrow MacMillan Funeral Home, Upper Nine Mile River. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John's Anglican Church, Sackville, Rev. Robert Brush officiating. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Donations to palliative care, Colchester Regional Hospital; Canadian Cancer Society; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association.
Robert James Pearce
Robert James Pearce, 81, of Truro, passed away August 24, 2000 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was a son of the late Robert James Sr. and Racheal (LeBoutillier) Pearce. He was a resident of Truro for the past 32 years. He was formerly engaged in the shipbuilding and heavy construction industry of the Atlantic provinces having lived in Shelburne, Pictou, Halifax and Sydney previously. Robert was a veteran of the Second World War and served with the Brookville Rifles and Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (S) Division. He was a former member of Atlantic Lodge #103, AF & AM, Fairview, N.S.; the Mining Society of Nova Scotia; the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26, Truro and was a charter member of the Truro Model Railroad Association.
He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Thurrott; daughter, Amanda (Peter) Leblanc, Belmont; sons, Robert K. (Shelley), Belmont; David W. (Susan), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Jayson, Garrett, Alyssa, Aaron, Destini; brothers, Charles E., Hagersville, Ontario; Richard D., Wheatley, Ontario; sisters, Mrs. Gladys Millar, Mrs. Anne Hall, both of Cornwall, Ont.; Mrs. Edith Zimmerling, Brockville, Ont.; Mrs. Hilda Shampine, Potsdam, New York.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with a Legion Tribute Service at 7:00 p.m.; Masonic Tribute Service at 7:45 p.m.; funeral service on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., all in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, with Rev. Janet Hatt officiating. Burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colchester Regional Hospital Building Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Lewis Lawrence Vincent Lalonde
Lewis Lawrence Vincent Lalonde, 78, of 19 College Court, Bible Hill, passed away August 20, at the Colchester Regional Hospital.
Born in Martentown, Ontario, he was the son of the late Maurice and Winnifred (Noland) Lalonde. Lewis was very active in the legion, having served overseas during WWII, then joining the R.C.A.F., he was a member of the Armed Forces for 27 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, gardening, playing cards, dancing, and especially liked his job driving the school bus for the kids.
Lewis is survived by his wife, Ethel (MacKenzie) Lalonde; his daughter, Debbie and her husband Michael Crouse of Alton; and his sons, Kenneth of Hilden; and Daryl of Belleville, Ontario; as well as by four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter in infancy; his brothers, Cecil and Gordon; and by his sister, Stephanie Dupuis.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with Monsignor Martin Currie presiding, with a reception to follow. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery, where a legion tribute will be held prior to committal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society, the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester Regional Hospital, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro.
Frederick Gordon Pettis
Frederick Gordon Pettis, 64, of Truro, passed away on August 19, 2000, at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Frederick W. and Evelyn (Hatfield) Pettis. Fred was an avid fisherman and a dedicated musician, and was a member of the Truro Masonic Lodge AF & AM, Branch #43. He was a past elder of the Brunswick St. United Church and a Trustee of Brunswick St. United at the time of his death.
Fred is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Johnson; daughter, Paige Pettis, Montreal, Que.; sons, Fred (Brenda), Brent (Lisa), Bill (Kim), all of Truro. Fred was known as "Gramps" to his grandchildren, Amanda, Tryel, Shane, Kynan, Kelsey, Alexandra, Sarah, Kassidy, Eric, Jesse and Rebecca. Fred is also survived by a sister, Shirley (Doug) Fromson, Vancouver, B.C.; a niece, Heather; nephews, Greg and Scott; an uncle, Gordon F. Hatfield, Parrsboro. He was predeceased by a brother, Lorne H. Pettis.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m., in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with the Truro Masonic Lodge AF & AM Branch #43 conducting a Tribute Service at 7 p.m. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Brunswick Street United Church, Rev. Karen MacNeill officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Brunswick St. United Church or to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester Regional Hospital.
Robert James Dobson
Robert James Dobson, 48, of Five Houses, Col. Co., died Monday, August 21, 2000, at home.
Born in Leicester, Cumb. Co., he was a son of the late James Robert Dobson and his mother, the late Mildred George. He had been a longtime resident of Londonderry before moving to Five Houses. His working life was spent in the landscaping business and he was an avid lover of the outdoors.
He is survived by his companion, Janet Akerman of Great Village; daughter, Erin Dobson and son Bryce, both of Londonderry; his ex-wife, Susan Dobson of Londonderry; brothers, Allan and wife Marilyn of Carleton Place, Ontario; Kevin and wife Florence and Stephen, all of Londonderry; sister, Margaret (Mrs. Scott Lynds) of North River, Col. Co.; step-father, Clyde McDow of Londonderry.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 Thursday and a memorial service Friday at 7:00 p.m., both in the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro, with Rev. Lloyd Burrows officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the IWK Grace Hospital, Halifax or to a charity of one's choice.
Ronald (Joe) Henry Fraser
Ronald (Joe) Henry Fraser, 68, of 32 Meeting House Road, Onslow, passed away on August 23, 2000, at home.
Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Henry and Catherine (Biswanger) Fraser. Ronald played hockey with the Truro Bearcats and holds the record for the three fastest goals scored. He loved hockey, baseball and fishing, and will be sadly missed by family, fans, and his loyal companion, Jake.
He is survived by daughters, JoAnne (David) Roode, Onslow; Patty (Dale) Elliott, Brentwood; son, Scott (Heather), Truro; grandchildren, Shane, Kyle, Jenna, Marissa, Matthew; a sister, Viv (Frank) Hoar, Truro. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elsie Scott; sisters, Ethel Ross, Evelyn Theakston, Edith Irving, Hazel Spencer; a brother, Raymond.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7-9 p.m., with funeral service on Friday at 2 p.m., all in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Pastor Brent Carter officiating. A private burial will take place in the Watson Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Edgar "Ed" Hudson Holmes
The death of Edgar "Ed" Hudson Holmes of Brandon, Manitoba, formerly of Truro, Nova Scotia, occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, August 19, 2000.
Ed was born July 11, 1931 in LaFleche, Saskatchewan to parents Clare and Clara Holmes. In his earlier years, he spent time in the Canadian Armed Forces. Later in life, Ed became a collector of fine antiques. He thoroughly enjoyed people and time spent with family and friends.
Ed is survived by his son, Wayne; sister, Helen Dunn; and brother, Bert (Marilyn) Holmes. He was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah and brother, Warren.
Friends are invited to Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba on Friday evening, August 25, 2000 between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. to offer condolences and greet the family. Ed's cremated remains will be interred in the family plot in Truro, Nova Scotia at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Ed may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are with Memorial Chapel and Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
Pratt, Gary Clarence
Gary Clarence Pratt, 59, of Belmont, passed away August 20, 2000 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Clarence and Bessie (Downing) Pratt.
He worked as a surveyor for the Department of Transportation.
He is survived by his wife, the former Diane Turner; brother, George Arthur & wife, Irene Pratt, Onslow.
Gary enjoyed life and will be missed by his faithful canine, Gizmo.
He was predeceased by his brother, Arnold, B.C.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.; funeral service on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., both in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Cyril Mercereau officiating.
Burial will be in the Belmont Cemetery.
In lieu of flower, donations may be made to the Liver Foundation or the Hemo-Dialysis Unit, Dickson Center, Halifax or a charity of choice.
Violet June Ayer
Violet June Ayer, 84, of Hillcrest Manor, Truro, and formerly of 104 Pictou Road, Bible Hill, died August 22, 2000 in the Manor.
Born in Camden, Col. Co., she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Esther Jane (White) Hollingsworth.
She is survived by daughters-in-law, Joan (Neil) Ayer of Moncton, N.B., and Linda Ayer of Kitchener, Ontario; sisters, Edie MacLeod of New Westminster. B.C.; Hazel Sullivan of North River, Col. Co.; brother, Murdock of Truro; three grandchildren, Steve of Port Edward, B.C.; Mark of Toronto, Ontario; Catherine Brennan of Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar Melville Culton Ayer; sons, Gordon and Donald; grandson, Doug; sisters, Blanche, Gladys MacLean, Cora Carter, Ivy Campbell, Charlotte Godfrey, Nellie VanIderstien; brothers, Hessell, Russell, Carman, Leo, Edmund (Jiggs), Ray, Roy, Murdock.
Cremation has taken place. No visitation or flowers by request. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. Rev. Bobby W. Fillier will officiate, with a private family burial to follow in the Watson Cemetery, Truro. A reception will follow the burial in the funeral home. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.