Hiram Spencer Delaney
Hiram Spencer Delaney - 85, of Pictou Road, Valley, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Central North River, he was a son of the late William Edward and Bertha Lucy (Nelson) Delaney. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the North Novas. He was a former employee of Sproule Lumber for many years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 26 Truro and the Church of the Nazarene, Truro. He is survived by his wife, the former Alberta May Welch; sons, William (Freda), Truro Heights; Wayne (Kelly), Bible Hill; sisters, Ethel MacKay, Dawson Creek, BC; Eva Higgins (Malcolm), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Terry, Karen, Steven, Shannon, Jeff; 9 great-grandchildren; He was predeceased by son, Wilfred Hiram; brothers, Percy, Albert and Sidney in infancy.
Visitation will be held 7-9pm Thursday, October 9, legion tribute service 7pm Thursday and funeral service 2pm Friday, October 10, all in the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Rev. Frederic Whittier and David Johnstone officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Interment will then be held in the Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Muriel Frances Maxwell
Muriel Frances Maxwell - 85, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 2, 2008 in the home. Born August 3, 1923 in Lower Selma, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Wilema (Chisholm) Blaikie.
Muriel was a member of Saint James Presbyterian Church, Truro and a former employee of The Royal Bank of Canada for 11 years.
Muriel is survived by her sons, Bruce (Maritza), Truro; Jeffrey (Shelley), Londonderry; sisters, Pauline McCulloch, Truro; Dorothy Peach, Halifax; Alvena Inkpen, Kingston; step-grandson, Jose Carlos Benites, Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; step-brother, William Urquhart.
All are welcome to attend a graveside funeral service that will be held 11:30 am Wednesday, November 5, 2008 in Mahon Cemetery, 8480 Highway 2, Great Village, Reverend Dr. Brian Ross officiating. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Muriel’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.
Reverend Lloyd Pulsifer Burrows
The Rev. Lloyd Pulsifer Burrows - 1949-2009, of Beaver Brook, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, died on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, after living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) since 2007.
He was a graduate of Dalhousie University (B.A.), Atlantic School of Theology (M.Div., M.Th.- academic), and ordained to the ministry of the United Church of Canada in 1973. He was a candidate for ministry from the Old Barns United Church. As a student, he served in Grimshaw-Manning, Alberta; North River, Col. Co.; Moose River-Caribou Gold Mines-Pleasant Valley & Kearney Lake in Halifax Co. As an ordained minister, he served New Carlisle, P.Q.; Great Village; First United, Truro; Montague, P.E.I. and Harmony/Camden. He was an active member of Maritime Conference and presbytery, serving as chair in the Truro and P.E.I. Presbyteries. Greatly interested in Adult and Youth Christian Education, he wrote several programs and held many workshops throughout the Maritimes. Lloyd’s early learning experiences were on the family farm and wood lot which fuelled a lifelong interest in forestry, lumber and many types of woodworking. He designed and built his own house, and had his own sawmill and furniture shop.
He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Mary Martin; son, Joel; daughter, Andrea (Chris Salter); grandson, Thomas, Ottawa; his mother, Mildred (Pulsifer) Burrows; his twin brother, Lorne (Beckie McCurdy), all of Beaver Brook; brother, Jim (Leslie), Green Oak; sister, Elaine (John A.C. Wilson (Rev)), Alberton, P.E.I.; nieces, Hannah and Catherine; nephew, Alexander. He was predeceased by his father, Clifford Burrows.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Lloyd’s family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6:30-9 pm Saturday, January 31, 2009. Funeral service will be held 2 pm Sunday, February 1, 2009 in Old Barns United Church, 2603 Hwy 236, Old Barns, Reverend Sue King-Darby and Reverend Dan Gunn co-officiating. Reception will follow in the church basement. Private family interment will be held at a later date in Fisher Creek Cemetery. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Lloyd’s memory to ALS Society of Nova Scotia, McCulloch United Church, Old Barns United Church or a charity or church of choice are welcomed.
Annie Irene MacDonald
Annie Irene MacDonald - 89, Bible Hill, passed away suddenly on Sunday evening, February 1, 2009 at her home. Born April 7, 1919 in Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus MacPhee.
Annie was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Truro. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and sister who loved her family dearly and extended this love to the many foster children she cared for over the years.
Annie is survived by her daughters, Ann O’Donnell, Truro; Mary MacDonald, Halifax; sons, Gordon (Sheila), Nashville, Tennessee; Merlyn, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Faith O’Donnell, Truro; April Oxner, Halifax; Sabrina and Joey MacDonald, Dartmouth; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Alfred; sons, Daniel and Douglas; sisters, Mary Stewart, Angie MacKinnon; brothers, Allan, Mike, Ad, George and Francis MacPhee.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Annie’s family will receive friends from 4-7 pm Wednesday, February 4, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date in Saint George’s Roman Catholic Church, Saint George, Prince Edward Island. Interment will then be in the church cemetery. Reception will follow. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Annie’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Saint George’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery are welcomed.
Thompson, Bruce LeRoy, 74, of Truro, passed away suddenly, Monday January 5, 2009, at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Bruce and Anna Bell (Roode) Thompson. Bruce was a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces. He later drove truck for Eastern Transport until his retirement. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 26, Truro and was a member of the Truro Dart League. He enjoyed his many visits to the Truro Height’s Irving for coffee and to spend time and chat with the waitresses and truck drivers.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Betty Lou Carmichael; sons, Leroy “Jigger” Green Oaks, Gordon (Barb) Debert; daughters, Stella Thompson (James), North River, Sandra Fleming, Halifax; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter.
He was predeceased by a brother Cyril.
Visitation will be 7-9 Wednesday, January 7, 2009 and funeral service 2 pm Thursday, January 8, 2009 in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro with Derek Elsworth officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 26, Truro Building Fund.
Helen E. Scott
Helen Elizabeth (MacLellan) Scott passed away peacefully into the presence of Jesus, her Lord and Savior on Thursday January 8, 2009 at the age of 91 years. She was the heart of her family and always had the needs of others before her own. Her kindness and generosity will be missed by all who knew her. Helen was born in Economy, Nova Scotia on July 10. 1917 and it was in Economy that she met her lifelong partner Robert Dean Scott. They enjoyed 68 wonderful years together before his passing on September 23, 2006.
Helen is survived by her loving children R. D. Wayne (Leslie) Scott, Caledon, Ontario; Kathleen (Lyle) Smith, Red Deer Alberta. Left to cherish her memory are 8 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; sister Mary McLaughlin, Economy, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Augustus and Susan Elta MacLellan and four siblings.
Visitation will be 12 pm prior to a celebration of Helen’s life at 2 pm on Friday January 16th in Economy United Church, Economy with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Economy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Economy United Church or to the Economy Recreation Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the “Guest Book” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.
A special thank you to Judy McLaughlin of Economy for being Helen’s caregiver for the past two and a half years for her love and compassionate understanding of all Helen’s needs and for making her life comfortable during her declining years was a blessing.
Helen E. Fullerton
Fullerton (Vacheresse) , Helen Ethelda - 83 With sadness, Helen’s family announces her passing on January 10, 2009. Born March 19,1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Rideout) Vacheresse, Plymouth, NS. She and her husband Raymond moved to Truro in 1958. Helen spent an active life. She was a former member of Pythian Sisters, Westville, the Rebecca Lodge, Stellarton, The I.O.D.E., Truro and a member of the Truro Golf Club, longtime member and president of the Truro Curling Club, active member and president of the Truro Duplicate Bridge Club. Helen was noted for her beautiful handwork, especially her knitting where she won awards at the Provincial Exhibition and also her needle point which she made for family and her good friends. Helen loved all animals, especially her long time companion dog, Harvey. Predeceased are brothers, Emerson, George and John, sisters Margaret, Pansy, Irene and Ruth. She leaves behind her loving husband of 60 years, Raymond, daughter Esther (Gary) Hopkins, son John (Amanda) and her beloved grandchildren Quinn, Morgan and Clarke, sisters Violet and Esther along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 12:30 until funeral service at 2 pm, Tuesday, January 13th, in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, with Rev. Dr. Brian Ross officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity in aid of animals.
Edith Blanche McNutt
Edith Blanche McNutt – 71, Valley, passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, January 14, 2009 in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born March 13, 1937 in Bible Hill, she was a daughter of the late Aubrey and Ella (Carmichael) Hamilton.
Edith was a member of Valley United Church where she was a leader of Explorers and CGIT. She worked for many years with MT&T as a switchboard operator and after retiring from there she went to work at Zellers in Truro as a credit manager. She loved spending time at their cottage in Five Houses and she enjoyed bowling with the ladies from Zellers, doing crossword puzzles and volunteering with the Valley School PTA.
Edith is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Ronald “Ron, Ronnie”; daughter, Beth Joudrey, Truro; son, Brian, Truro; grandchildren, Denise Miller (Matthew), Craig Joudrey, Jessica Bennett, Brittany and Brooklyn McNutt; great grandchildren, Kaleen, Claire, Jacob, Bryson and Thomas; sisters, Alena Kaulback, Sheila (John) Clark, Truro; brothers, Aubrey (Anne) Hamilton, British Columbia; Ken (Sharon) Hamilton, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Roger.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 pm Saturday, January 17, 2008, Reverend Brian DeLong officiating. Reception will follow. If so desired, donations in Edith’s memory to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia are welcomed.
Luc Joseph Edgar Drolet
Luc Joseph Edgar Drolet - 57, Truro, passed away suddenly Sunday, January 11, 2009 at home. Born May 16, 1951 in Belleterre, Quebec, he was a son of Therese (Rocheleau) Drolet and the late Joseph Drolet. Luc was a long-time member of A.A. He is survived by his brothers, Gerry and Marcel; sisters, Mariette, Lynn, Tina, Kim, all of Ontario; several nieces and nephews; many friends. He was predeceased by brothers, Remi and Alain
A celebration of Luc’s life will take place on Tuesday, January 20, 2008 at 2:30 pm in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Jose Thomas officiating. A reception will follow in Campbell Hall. Burial will take place at a later date in Ontario. Donations in Luc’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Katherine Eleanor "Kathy" Smith
Katherine Eleanor "Kathy" Smith - 78, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, January 17, 2009 in the home. Born October 14, 1930 on Century Farm, Lower Debert, she was a daughter of the late J. Martin and Eva Dell (McCulloch) Smith.
Kathy had been a resident of Hillcrest Manor and now Cedarstone Enhanced Care since the death of her parents in 1976.
Kathy was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her cousins, Adele Warner, Bill and Hazen Jonah, all of New Hampshire; Mavis Burton, British Columbia; June Morley, Toronto, Ontario; her caregivers and fellow residents at Cedarstone Enhanced Care.
Visitation will be held 1-2 pm Friday, January 23, 2009, followed by the funeral service at 2 pm, all in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, 378 Young Street, Truro. Reception will follow. Spring interment will be held in the family plot in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy's memory to Cedarstone Enhanced Care are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.
Helen Henrietta Breimer
Helen Henrietta Breimer … 46, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Monday morning, January 26, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, following a courageously fought battle with cancer. Born November 7, 1962 in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Christina (Kruithoff) Breimer.
Helen attended Saint David’s United Church, Bible Hill and most recently, The Peoples Church, Truro. She worked all of her life as a hairstylist at various salons in Truro and had been the owner/operator of “Hair I Am” for the past 25 years. She thoroughly enjoyed her trips to Holland to meet her family and had the best trip ever to Dominican Republic last year when Shelby and Dale joined her. She loved being outside and working in her flower garden and her independence and strong attitude can be attributed to her love of Garfield. She will be missed by her canine companion, Oreo.
Helen is survived by her loving daughter, the apple of her eye, Shelby; sister, Peggy (Tim) Naugle, Harmony; brother, Harry (Valerie) Breimer, Wittenburg; aunt, Trix (Dick) Gmelig Meijling, Holland; best friends, Dale and Dave Ling, Hilden; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of loving friends. Special thanks are extended to all of the nurses, doctors and caregivers at Colchester Regional Hospital and Helen’s friends, too numerous to mention by name, for their love, care and support. You were truly Helen’s “angels on earth”.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 3 pm Thursday, January 29, 2009, Pastor Ken Fillmore and Reverend Ebbie W. Snow officiating. Reception will follow. Spring interment will be held in Brookside Cemetery, Shubenacadie. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Helen’s memory to a charity of choice are welcomed.
Helen’s courage, strength and positive attitude throughout this terrible illness have been a source of strength for all those who knew her.
McElmon: Annie Caroline, 95, of Truro, passed away peacefully, Monday, January 26, 2009 at The Mira Long Term Care Facility Truro. Born in Upper Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Miller) Bentley. Annie was a former employee of Stanfield’s Ltd. Truro, where she had worked for 36 years. She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro and the UCW. She loved to knit and crochet and had a smile for everyone and also loved the little children. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her husband Roy predeceased her in 1980. She is survived by sister-in-law, Eva Bentley, Toronto, ON; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy; brothers, William, Blair, Frederick; sister, Edith, Mrs. Alcom Upham. Visitation will be held 7-9pm today, January 28, funeral service 11am Thursday, January 29, all in the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, Rev. Edward Bentley officiating, with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment to be held at a later date in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the CNIB or to the Millennium Pipe Organ Fund of St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. The family would like to express special thanks to Nick Boyd and family for all their acts of kindness and friendship to Annie.