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NOVA SCOTIA - Pictou - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

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Date: Sunday, 5 June 2016, at 7:08 p.m.

FRASER, Shannon E.
Toney River
Shannon Elizabeth Fraser -75, Toney River, passed away surrounded by her family
on April 19, 2016 in the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Born in Pictou, she
was a daughter of the late Francis “Rooster” MacDonald and Helen Dunlop.
Shannon had a love for music and dancing as she grew up with her father in the
spotlight as he pursued his time in music. Upon meeting James at the age of 15,
they both shared the same love for music and would always be found at social
gatherings enjoying a dance together. Shannon enjoyed tending to her flower
gardens and had a love for baking, knitting and sewing. She would always be kept
busy, whether it was volunteering her time or spending time with family and
friends. She always had a great time with the Red Hatters, enjoying the comradery
and laughter. Shannon spent her years as a personal care worker where she worked
at the Edward Mortimer Place and the Maritime Oddfellows Home. During that
time she took a leave of absence to care for her mother-in-law at home for six
years, then returned to work for a short period before retiring. Shannon was
predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, James. She is survived by her three
children, Rick, Toney River; Frances (Robert Marshall), Pictou; Peggy Scanlan,
Pictou; two sisters, Marilyn (Pat MacCormack), Pictou and Jean Thurman,
Ontario; six grandchildren, Luke and Danielle Scanlan, Jocelyn and Matt Marshall,
Stefanie and Jennifer Fraser, along with four great grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of the Maritime
Oddfellows Home and Dr. Burrill for the excellent care Shannon and James both
received, we are forever grateful. Visitation will be 6 – 9 PM on Saturday, April
23rd in McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. Celebration of life will be held at 3 PM
Sunday April 24th from St David’s Presbyterian Church, Toney River with a
reception following at the Toney River Community Hall. Burial will be in the
Riverbank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shannon’s memory may be
made to the Resident Council Fund at the Maritime Oddfellows Home, the
Riverbank Cemetery or Memorial Fund at St David’s Presbyterian Church.

MacKEZIE, D. B. “Dougie”
MacKENZIE, Douglas Burton, “Dougie”, Age 77, of Pictou, passed away
peacefully April 21, 2016 in the Shiretown Nursing Home. He was born in Three
Brooks on July 12, 1938. In his younger years he owned a trucking business,
MacK & L, with his famous slogan “U Call, We Haul”. He worked at Claritone,
and Michelin Tire, from where he retired in 1993, after 22 years. He was also
employed with his best friend, Brian Clarke Construction, where he worked both
part time and full time from 1967 until age 70, when he was diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s. He was a jack of all trades, always performing odd jobs for various
people. He was a hard worker who was well known for his strong work ethic and
quality of work. Dougie was an avid collector of many things, always thinking that
someday they would be worth something. He was such a kind hearted, fun loving
man who loved to laugh and tease. His face would light up with such pride every
time he saw his children and grandchildren. As a Dad and husband he was
definitely priceless. He enjoyed wrestling, country music, old black and white
movies, but most of all working. Dougie is survived by his loving wife of 53
years, Hilda (Landry); his children, Dougie (Tammy), Sharran Anne (Gary)
Cameron and Bobby (Lynn). He was so very proud of his four grandchildren,
Ashleigh, Sarah Dawn, Colton and Justin. He is also survived by brothers and
sisters, Doreen (Ernie) Corbett, Wilda Landry (Andrew), Priscilla (Langille)
MacKenzie, Marlene (Gerald) Shaw, Nellie Bray (Bruce), Jimmy (Cathy) Langille,
Angus Langille, Delia (John) Kreffer and numerous nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his adoptive parents, Grace and Neil MacKenzie, his biological
parents, Jessie and Gordon Langille; brothers, Neil “Junie” MacKenzie, Stewart
and Arnold Langille; sisters, Priscilla (MacKenzie) Lann and Diane MacMillan.
Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 PM Sunday in the McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.
Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Monday from the Stella Maris Roman
Catholic Church, Pictou, with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Donations in
Dougie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, the Aberdeen
Palliative Care Society, or a charity of your choice. We would to thank Dr. Randy
Burrill for always going above and beyond the call of duty. A special thank you to
the Shiretown Nursing Home staff for treating and loving Dougie (Dad) as if he
was a part of your own family. Always remember his “special wink”. Thank you.

PAQUET, J. A. Wayne
PAQUET, Joseph Allan Wayne, ‘the Colonel’, age 70, of Pictou, passed away
March 30, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, he was a
son of the late Alphonse & Mary Gertrude (McNeil) Paquet. Also known as ‘the
Colonel’ Wayne had many friends in town and he surely will be missed. Surviving
are sister, Marilyn, Maine, USA; brothers, David, Stony Plain, Alberta; Kenny &
Mike, both of Pictou; niece, Nicole-who is a nurse and stayed with him to the end;
cousins, Carol Ann Van Westin, Pictou; Janet Smith, Dartmouth; Adele and
Corrine Doucet, both of Ottawa; nieces and nephews, Danielle, Andrew, Ashley,
Craig, Troy, Joey & Mark. A service will take place 11 AM Monday from Stella
Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. Donations in his memory may be made to
the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.

Alfred Edward MacMaster
The family of Alfred Edward MacMaster of Caribou sadly announces his passing at
home on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the age of 76. Edward was born December 10,
1939 in Caribou, the eldest child of the late Alfred and Margaret (MacKeil) MacMaster.
He attended Bay View School, graduated Pictou Academy (Class of ’58) and continued
his formal education his entire life. Edward’s life of good, hard work began at a very
young age, helping his father with the family farm. He loved working outside and being
with nature. At age 20 he joined the Canadian Hydrographic Service Ship; Kapukasing,
that explored and mapped the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. The following year he
began teaching on Pictou Island. Edward joined the 1st Battalion N.S. Highlanders
Militia where he was a bagpiper. He worked as an insulator, labourer, worked at the
shipyard, PC Truckers Association, E. MacMaster Farms & Construction, was elected
governor of the N.S. Wildlife Association for Antigonish, Pictou and Guysborough
Counties, and was appointed to the District Forest Improvement Board. In 1976, Edward
was elected to the Pictou County Council where he proudly served until his death,
making him the longest serving county councilor. He had also been Deputy Warden and
had recently renewed his blasting license. “Big Ed” was a member of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Caribou District Fire Department, Nova Scotia Beekeepers
Association, Pictou County Federation of Agriculture, NS Growers Association, Right to
Farm Group, Friends of the Island, Independent Order of Foresters, The Caribou District
II Heritage Society, the Bay View Community Club, served on the board of the
Riverview Home Corp, Ex-Pic Non Profit Society and many, many others. Edward is
lovingly remembered as the voice of the people. He saw the big picture. You knew
where he stood and that he was on your side. He gave all of himself to those around him
and stayed true to his character with honesty, integrity, kindness, and a wonderful sense
of humour. With a booming voice and charismatic presence, our beloved Edward said
what he meant, and made sure that you heard him. He loved to spend time with his bees
and berries, singing Gaelic songs and visiting neighbours. His family was of the utmost
importance to him and we miss him dearly. He was brave and fought like hell against the
fading light. We are so proud of him. “Ed MacMaster is a classic, the best you’ll ever
find.” – Sterling Rae and the Centre Hiking Club. He was predeceased by his parents;
brother; Larry; sisters, Jessie, Anne and Katherine. Edward is survived by his wife of 55
years, Dorte (née Birkholm) of Denmark; children, Michael (Kim), Caribou; Teresa
(Tim), Pictou and Craig (Joanne), Porters Lake. Edward also lives on through his
grandchildren, Jeremy (Samantha), Petawawa; Riley, Montreal; Kelsey (Hugh),
Lawrencetown; Hannah, Lauren & Gabrielle, Porters Lake; and his two greatgrandchildren,
Oliver Edward and Scarlett Anne. Edward will also be deeply missed by
his siblings, Lenny, Caribou; Mary (Al), Bible Hill; Duncan (Isabel), Caribou; Jane
(Dominic), Caribou; along with numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and many
friends. Bidh gaol againn ort gu bràth. The family would like to thank Angela Fogarty,
the team and visitors of the Seniors Café in Westville, a place Edward always enjoyed
and felt welcome. Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 PM Saturday in McLaren Funeral Home,
Pictou. Funeral service will be 2 PM Sunday from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in
Pictou. Reception at the Caribou Fire Hall. Donations in Edward’s memory may be
made to the VON Senior’s Café in Westville or the Pictou County SPCA.

JENNINGS, E. F. “Betty”
Pictou / Durham
Elizabeth Frances “Betty” Jennings, March 9, 1930 – March 25, 2016, age 86, of
Pictou and formerly of Durham, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family
in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in
Dartmouth, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Francis Carroll. Mom’s
greatest joy was her family, and particularly her children and grandchildren. She
loved to have visitors and shared and caused much laughter. She is survived by
her children, John (Karen), Three Brooks and Mary, Pictou – her primary caregiver
of many years; grandchildren, Matthew (Kyla) and Katie (Nathan); greatgrandchild,
Avery, whom she loved to see; sisters, Dollie, Helen and Marguerite,
all of Dartmouth; brothers, Charlie (Joan), Dartmouth and Johnny (Joan),
Saltsprings; sister-in-law, Carol, Dartmouth; brothers-in-law, Vince, Dartmouth
and Charlie Jennings, Bala, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her
parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Avery; sisters, Irene, Joyce,
and Barbara; brothers, George, Billy, and Teddy. Visitation will be on Monday,
March 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday,
March 29th, with Rev. Ryan King officiating, both in McLaren Funeral Home,
Pictou. Burial will be at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Flowers welcome or
donations in her memory may be made to the VON or the Aberdeen Palliative Care
Society. A special thank-you to Dr. Kaiprath, the nursing staff of the ER, 4th floor
and Palliative Care Unit, and to Dr. Farrell; and finally to the many CCA’s, LPN’s
and RN’s who were so kind to Mom during her illness; it is greatly appreciated.

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