Apr 18, 2009
William Augustus "Gus" McMullin, 62, of Eureka, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 18, 2009.
Born in New Glasgow on June 15, 1946, Gus was the son of Millie (Jackson) McMullin, Eureka and the late Augustus (Sr.) McMullin.
Gus was a well respected employee of Maritime Beverages for 25 years, until retirement due to ill health.. He was an avid sport fisherman and gardener and had a passion for bird feeding, bird watching, and card playing. He was especially proud of his four beautiful grandchildren and cherished his time with them. During Gus’s illness, week-ends were special times. Gus and Jean would play cards or go for outings with friends Kenny and Sharon. Gus was an adherent of the former Wesley United Church in Eureka.
Gus will be dearly missed by his best friend and light of his life, Jean (Dennis) wife of 35 years; his son, Aaron (Barbara), New Glasgow; and daughter Andrea Craig (Glen Peters), Saint John, NB; four grandchildren, Tyson, Morgan, Zachary and Zoey; his brothers, Bernie (Joanne), Westville, Sid (Paula), PEI, Gary (Marian), Eureka, Charlie, Eureka, Larry (Anne), New Glasgow. Gus will also be missed by his faithful dog Pepper.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, April 21, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from St. Columba United Church, Hopewell with Rev. Heather Landry officiating. Burial will be in the Riverton Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.
Apr 15, 2009
F. Gregory Campbell, 59, Dufferin Street, Westville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at his home.
Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Francis "Flash" and Harriet (Landry) Campbell.
Greg was a member of the Westville Police Department for 27 years. He was a outdoors man, and had a great passion for hunting and fishing and was an avid pool player.
He is survived by his wife Anne (Lalande); daughter, Charmaine (Mike Coady), Westville; son Greg Trenton; grandchildren, Melissa and Chawntae; sister Marie Finley (Edward), Dartmouth.
Visitations will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday from Eagles Funeral Home, Westville., His funeral funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday from the Church of the Holy Name, Westville, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Name Cemetery, Westville. Donations in Greg’s memory may be made to assist the family.
Apr 15, 2009
Emma Marie (Vigneault) Bourque, 92, Westville passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at home.
Born on July 25, 1916, in Amerst, Ile de Madeline, Quebec, she was a daughter of the late Earnest and Sophie (Boudreau) Vigneault.
She moved to Pictou with her parents at an early age, then moving to Westville with her husband Fred in 1938, where they raised eleven children. Emma was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, know to all as "Nanny Bourque". She was famous for her hand made socks and mitts, biscuits, and meat pies.
She will be sadly missed by sons, James (Belle); Johnny (Marie); Tommy (Donna), all of Westville; daughters, June, with whom she resided; Theresa Darroch (Kevin), Marshdale; Jeanie Stewart (Edison), Westville; 37 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren; sisters, Rose Chennell (John), Westville; Theresa Vigneault, Pictou; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Fred; sons, Michael, Bernie, Fred, and Joe; daughter Patsy, daughter in law Pat; grandson Andrew Bourque; brothers Thomas and Alphonse; and sisters, Tina, Louise, Oxille, and Mary; foster brother Leonard Gaudet; and nephew Joseph Poirer.
Visitations will be held 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Friday at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral; service will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday from the Church of The Holy Name, Westville. Burial will be in the Holy Name Cemetery. The Holy Name C.W.L. will recite prayers at 4 o’clock Friday at the Funeral Home. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the I.W.K. or the Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation.
Apr 15, 2009
Jeanne Margaret Cotter Ferguson, age 78, Westville, slipped into peaceful sleep on April 15th, surrounded by the love and comfort of her family in the Palliative Care Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in West River Station on September 9, 1930, she was one of three daughters of the latand Emma (Kindervator) Gordon.
Jeanne attended and taught school in a little red school house in West River Station. Most of her happiest years were spent in Westville, NS, where she proudly raised four sons and a daughter.
Jeanne is survived by sons, Steven (Cathy), Trenton; Rocky (Caroline), Westville; Howie (Cathy), Plymouth; daughter Bonnie, Westville; step sons, David and Edward (Jane) Ferguson, Westville; grandchildren, John, Jaclyn, Derek, Joshua, Brandon, Jerry, Adam, Katie, Janine, Jason, and Aaron; and great grandchildren, Chyanne, Cierra and Andrew; sister Betty Munro (Charlie), New Glasgow; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Jeanne was predeceased by first husband John Massey Cotter and second husband Nugent Ferguson; son Jeffrey William Cotter; and sister Kaye Peters (Johnny).
Visitations were held from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday from Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service was held Saturday at 11 a.m. from Eagles Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Cremation will follow. Family flowers only. Donations to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Unit, the Nova Scotia Lung Association, or the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated. Online condolences: www.eaglesfuneralhome.ca
Jeanne will be forever remembered by the sparkle that shone in her eyes whenever surrounded by those she loved with all of her heart.
Apr 14, 2009
Barbara Florence Welch (Munro), 68, Westville, NS, passed away after a long battle with cancer on April 14, 2009. She was surrounded by her loving family and the man she fell in love with 49 years ago.
Originally from Lovat, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Bessie (McCunn) Munro.
Barb spent 40 years working for the Royal Bank where she enjoyed her time with the people of Westville. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed many crafts, and loved to travel.
She is survived by her loving husband Jimmy; her daughters, Janet, Edmonton ; Cheryl Stewart (Jamie), Rocklin ; and Wanda, Edmonton; grandchildren, Jayna, Tyler, Lauren, Melissa, Quinn, Alex and Emily. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, Marie Barylak (George), Whitby, Ont.; Catherine Dickey (Jack), Otterbrook; Raeburn Munro (Ardele), Union Centre; Jean Marshall (Howard), Fox Brook; Marion Day (Merle), Westville; Alexander "Sandy" Munro, Westville ; Chester Munro (Dorothy), Little Egypt Road.
Visitations will be held on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville with Rev. Norman Marple officiating. Burial will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Gairloch. Family flowers only. Barb’s wishes were for donations to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, where she was so wonderfully taken care of in her final days, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Apr 13, 2009
Marguerite H. Marcipont, R.N. Queen Street, Westville, passed away Monday, April 13, 2009 in Northwood Centre, Halifax where she resided for the past seven months.
Born in Westville on August 10, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Christena (MacKenzie) Muirhead.
Marguerite was a member of St. Paul United Church. She graduated from the Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing in 1950 and worked as a dedicated nurse until retirement in 1981.
She will be missed by her daughters, Joyce Horne, New Glasgow; Cheryl MacRae (John), Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Erin MacRae (Ian) , Elaine Horne (Juan Duarte) and Allison Horne, all of Halifax; Paul MacRae, Michael MacRae and Christena MacRae all of Lower Sackville; a brother Burns Muirhead, Westville; sister-in-law Lorraine Muirhead, Westville; son-in-law Bruce Horne, Sinclair Island and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph; sisters, Elva Thompson, Marjorie Chaulk and Ruth Hale and brothers Allister and Lawrence Muirhead.
Visitations will be held on Thursday from 6-9 pm at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 2 o’clock Friday from St. Paul United Church, Westville with Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Aberdeen Hospital Foundation.
Jun 14, 2010
Judith Lynne "Judy" Davis, Tatamagouche formerly of Westville passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010 in the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche.
Judith was born on July 27, 1951, daughter of the late James and Patricia Jean (Findlay) Davis; and sister to Jean Matheson, Tony River; James (Helen), Pleasant Valley; Fred (JoAnn), NWT; Thomas(Anita), Westville; and Edward, Westville. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Judith died of cancer and a broken heart, the latter caused by witnessing the continued destruction of the ecology of the planet through human exploitation, economic greed and war. The loss of wildlife habitat and the cruel slaughter of innocent animals caused her the greatest grief. The greatest joy came from the animals she shared her life with and from friends who shared her outrage and concern. A social activist and environmentalist all her life, Judith organized for social change. She was also an active unionist who dreamed of equality for all regardless of age, class, abilities, race, or sexual orientation. She would like to thank everyone who has been so kind to her over the years.
A special thanks to June Daley and Caroline Leone and her sister Jean for their care and support.
There will be no visitations or funeral service by her request. Interment has taken place in her family lot at Auburn Cemetery, Westville
May 27, 2010
Blaine MacNeill, 53, Munro Street, Westville, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2010 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with his family by his side.
Born in New Glasgow, Blaine was a son of Mrs. Anne (Gillis) MacNeill, and the late Marshall MacNeill.
Blaine grew up in Westville. He was an employee of the C.N.R. and later Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway as a brakeman, driver and engineer. Blaine was a very quiet and reserved person whose great enjoyment was spending time with his son Marshall.
Besides his mother, he will be sadly missed by his son Marshall; special step-daughter Jennifer MacDonald; sisters, Marsha Wong (Will), Antigonish, Marilyn MacNeill, Annapolis Valley, Carla Carlos (Mike), New Glasgow; brother Jim (Mona), New Minas; and several close nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. Family will receive visitors on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. A private family service will be held Sunday at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.