KNOWLES, Robert J.
KNOWLES, Robert Joseph – 73, of Trenton passed away peacefully in the
Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on January 31, 2016. Born in Pictou, he
was son of the late Stephen ‘Stan’ & Gemma (Poirier) Knowles. He was an
electrician at the Pictou Shipyards. He enjoyed mowing lawns and painting
for all his friends and family. Robert also enjoyed cribbage and watching
hockey, especially the Subway Selects. He is survived his common-law
partner, Cathy Fraser, Trenton; daughters, Marie ( Ralph) Ormrod, Pictou;
Roberta Brophy (Hughie Langille), Stellarton; and Glady Knowles (Todd
Greene), Pictou; grandchildren, Scott, April, Justin, Jared, Johnathon,
Robert, Alisha, and Biancia; great-grandchildren, Quintin, Madelyn, Paityn,
Kolten, Lily, Teagan, Chloe and Emma. Robert is also survived by brothers,
Stephen, Pictou; Raymond, New Glasgow; Joey, Calgary; and John,
Saskatoon. He was predeceased by a brother, David. Visitation will be 2-4
and 7-9 PM on Tuesday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral Mass
will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday from Stella Maris Roman Catholic
Church, Pictou. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations in
Robert’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Lung
BEZANSON, Milton W.
BEZANSON, Milton William - 68, of Shore Road, Pictou County, passed away on
May 31, 2016 in New Glasgow. Milton was a son of the late Bill and Jean
(Sutherland) Bezanson and was employed by King Freight Lines for the past 8
years as a long haul truck driver. He enjoyed camping, fishing and loved his
country and western music. Milton is survived by his wife, Karen Bezanson;
daughter, Tammy Bezanson; step daughter, Cynthia Skanes; grandchildren,
Atlanta, Conway, Jalena and Madison; step granddaughters, Savanna and
Sheridan; brother, James Bezanson and sister, Myrtle Joyce. Visitation will be 2-4
and 7-9 PM Saturday in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Funeral service will be
held 2 PM Sunday from West Branch United Church, with Rev. Christine Johnson
officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Milton’s memory may be made to the immediate family.
HANSFORD, F. E. “Todd”
HANSFORD, Frank Eric “Todd” -58, of Pictou, passed away peacefully on May
26, 2016 in the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, with his family by his side.
Todd lived in the family home on West River Road all of his life. He was
employed with Lyons Brook Piping & Welding as a machinist/welder. He was
predeceased by his parents, Frank & Marjorie (Langille) Hansford. A true Boston
Bruins and Blue Jays Fan, Todd also enjoyed golf and spending time with his
grandnephew, Duncan and his siblings, Kelsey and Keaton. He will be missed by
his four legged buddy, Copper. Todd is survived by sisters, Diane (Bill), Linda;
and brother, Robert (Patsy); nieces, Wendy (Ron), Sonya (Mark), and Charlene
(Tim); nephews, Scott, Shaun (Lisa), and Steve (Jenn) and their families.
Cremation has taken place. As per his wishes there will be no visitation or funeral.
A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory
may be made to the S.P.C.A. www.mclarenfuneral.ca
CHAPMAN, L. M. “Peany”
CHAPMAN, Laura Marie “Peany” -75, of River John passed away suddenly May
26, 2016 in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born February 23, 1941 in River
John, she was a daughter of the late Earl & Maude (Gratto) Langille. She moved
to Alberta in 1977, but loved to get home every year for a feed of lobsters. In
2014, she moved back to River John to retire. Peany loved life, and enjoyed being
surrounded by family. She also enjoyed gardening, shopping, fishing, cooking and
entertaining others. She is survived by her daughter, Patsy King (Allan);
granddaughters, Tracey, Glenda and Lisa Murray, Rachel Mackak, and their
families; grandson, Billy Joe “BJ” Taylor; sisters, Rosalee Reid, Linda Mertin,
Ann Pearl, Susan Langille-Regan (Robert); brother Roger Langille (Cindy); sisterin-law,
Judy. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd;
son, Joey Taylor; brother, Ronnie; and grandson, Timmy Taylor. Visitation will be
held 7-9 PM Monday in St. George’s Presbyterian Church, River John. A private
family graveside service will be held in Hamilton Cemetery. Donations in her
memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer
Society or the S.P.C.A. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral
MacDONALD, Helen Marjorie (Grant)
Age 91, of Central Caribou, Pictou County, passed away peacefully in the
Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on May 18, 2016. Born in
Pictou, Marjorie was a daughter of the late A.D. and Marion (Graham) Grant. She
was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Lawrence; her sister, Bette Smith;
sister-in-law, Emilie Grant and brothers-in-law, Doug Smith and George Coles.
Marjorie is survived by her sister, Lillian Grant, Halifax; brother, Donald Grant,
Ottawa; and seven children, Larry (Bev), Lyons Brook; Glenn, Bridgewater; Gregg
(Marion), Waterside; Heather (Dale), Dartmouth; Edwin, Central Caribou; Lori
(Grant) MacCarthy, Three Brooks; and Gina (Ian) Bain, West Branch. She has
eleven grandchildren, Kim, Ian, Cyril, Rene, Krissy, Kelly, Leah, Kevan, Megan,
Colin and Brian and four great-grandchildren, Elly, Ava, Dylan and Connor.
Marjorie was a member of the Caribou Women’s Institute for over forty years.
She was a fantastic mother and Nanny, had a great sense of humour and loved to
play cards into the wee hours. She supplied the family with endless items of
knitted wear, quilts and other crafty things. She was the heart of our family, was
always initiating get-togethers, and will be greatly missed. The family would like
to thank Dr. Randy Burrill, Pictou, for his attentive care these past years, the VON
team for their home care services and the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit
for their great kindness during Mom’s brief stay there. It was a long time wish of
Marjorie to donate her body to Science and she has been entrusted to the care of
the Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. Visitation for
relatives and friends will be held at the McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou, on
Tuesday, May 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Memorial Service will be held at the St.
Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou at 2 PM on Wednesday, May 25. In lieu of
flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Marjorie to the VON Home Care
Team, the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Society or a charity of your choice.