Annabelle R. Grant, wife of Rev. James Grant, died at the London Health Science Centre on October 5, 2014 in her 88th year.
She was born in Madoc, Ont., and at an early age her parents moved the family to Markham. She married James in 1950 and shared in the ministry of the church in several locations. In the early 1950's they lived and served in the West River Pastoral Charge of Pictou Co., and previous to retirement they returned to serve at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville.
Annabelle leaves to mourn her husband James; daughter, Irene Dickie (Dr. Gordon), London; Miriam, Kelowna, BC; 2 grand-daughters, 2 great-grandchildren; and a sister Elizabeth Tate (Barry), Woodstock, Ont.
Saturday, July 25th, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Annabelle’s husband and daughters will be pleased to greet friends at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Westville. Sunday, July 26th at 3 p.m. there will be a worship service at Bethel Church, Marshy Hope. An interment of Ashes at Glenbard Cemetery will follow.
Bernadette Lynn “Bunny” Rumley, age 54, of Union Centre, passed peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Halifax Infirmary with her family by her side.
Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late John “Jack” and Helen (Pitts) Pitts.
Bunny devoted her life to her family, choosing to stay at home with her children. Her passions were sewing, gardening, crafts, and her pets; but most of all the light of her life were her grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed by her husband Gary; daughter Ashley, Union Centre; son Josh (Whitney), Gairloch; grandchildren Lleyton, Danica and John; chosen son Matthias Mayer, Union Centre; sisters, Essie Fillier (David), Springville; Paulette Cormier (James), Salt Springs; Patsy Grealey (Glen), Linacy; Audrey Adams (David), Hilden; brothers, John A. (Jean), Munroe Ave. Ext.; Paul (Sharon), Three Brooks; Vernon (Shirley), Lundy; Ian (Linda), Lundy; father-in-law Vernon Rumley, Westville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane Rumley, Stellarton, Darlene Robinson (Art), Hardwood Hill; Kevin Rumley, Westville and close friends, Peggy and Ken Gillis, New Glasgow.
Cremation has taken place. Her family received visitors on Sunday . at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Vernon Clair Salter, age 82, Salter Road, Union Centre, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Union Centre, Vernon was the son of the late Wilfred and Irene (Skerry) Salter.
Vernon spent his life, home on the farm in Union Centre. Eighteen years ago, he purchased a mini home and was very comfortable there with his dogs. He worked many years with the Dept. of Highways and retired from there in 1994. He was always "at home and available" to the many wants of a large family. Vernon was a loving, dedicated Uncle to his many nieces and nephews and enjoyed their visits. Due to failing health, he became a master at "Word-Find" and jigsaw puzzles. The loving care of his care workers, Brenda and Joy, enabled Vernon to stay in his own home, as he wanted.
Vernon is survived by 3 sisters, Phyllis Schinzel, Ottawa; Violet Hughes(Lloyd), New Glasgow; Helen Robinson(Johnny), Scotsburn and 3 brothers, Ron(Myrna), Union Centre; Garnett(Bonnie), Sussex, NB; Henry(Joanie), Riverton; brother-in-law, Murray Mann, Salem; sister-in-law Isabel Salter, Westville and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters Treva Gordon, Joyce Mann, Hazel Salter, Rose Lenehan, Doris Legge, and brothers Bud and Allison.
Vernon is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. His funeral service will be held 2 o'clock, Wednesday from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with the Rev. Bonnie Wynn officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Valley. Donations in memory of Vernon may be made to the Salem Presbyterian Church or the S.P.C.A.
Harold Clarke Mabey, 79, of New Glasgow formerly of Westville , passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in New Glasgow, he is the son of the late Albert and Pearl (Dunn) Mabey, Westville.
Harold was a bus driver for the Pictou County Bus Lines, The Acadian Lines Bus Lines, and Irving Bus Lines, and later he worked for the Pictou County School Board. Harold was a member of the New Glasgow Fire Department where he was also a fire truck driver until his retirement. He enjoyed antique cars and especially enjoyed his pet dog Jake. He enjoyed going for drives, fishing and camping.
He is survived by his wife Bertha; step-daughters, Donna Barkhouse (Peter Rice), Pictou; Fay Carty (Gordon), Antigonish; special grand-daughter Jennifer Smith and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren who each had a special place in his heart.
He was predeceased by infant daughter Shawna; son William; brother Aubrey; sister Margaret Campbell; infant brother William; and step-sons Ray and Terry Barkhouse.
Cremation has taken place. Visitations will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His memorial service will be held 2 o’clock Friday from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with Dr. Rev. Glen Matheson officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the Maritime Oddfellows Home or the S.P.C.A.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dad in the early morning hours of October 27, 2015. Dad bravely fought an illness for several years and his death Tuesday morning brought to an end the love story that existed between Dad and our Mom, Pam Baillie.
Next Tuesday would have been the celebration of their 59th anniversary. Mom was the love of his life. Dad was a talented carpenter and had built or repaired almost every house in the community of Westville Road, where he and Mom had made their lives. Dad was a homebody but took great pleasure in the visits from family and friends.
Dad is predeceased by his parents John and Valentine (Langille) Baillie; and brothers Jack and Leonard.
Dad is survived by his sister Grace, brother Gary (Carol), our Mom, Pam Baillie; four sons, Ron (Nancy), Bible Hill; Bruce (Jean) Lake Echo; Carl (Barb), Valley; Rick, Westville; a daughter, Pam Stokes (Brad), Wolfville. Dad was a proud grandfather and great-grandfather.
A special thanks to the nurses and staff on the 4th floor of the Aberdeen Hospital for the quality of care and kindness shown to Dad in his final weeks.
Cremation has taken place. His family will receive visitors on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with the Rev. Bonnie Wynn officiating. Interment will be in the West Branch Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society of the Aberdeen Hospital.
Spiro Kougias, 58, of Main Street, Westville, passed away suddenly, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at his home.
Born in Greece, he was a son the late Stavros “Steve” and Panagiota “Pota” Kougias.
He came to Canada at the age of 15, first living in Stellarton and moving to Westville in 1974. He and his family opened the Highland Regent Restaurant, which later became the “Acropole”. They expanded the restaurants to New Glasgow and later in Pictou, where he was presently operating the Pictou “Acropole”. He was also a former member of the Kinsmen Club. Although a very quiet person, Spiro always had a smile with a pleasant personality.
He will be sadly missed by his brother Andre (Rhonda); nieces and nephews, Stephen, Janda, Drea, Tommy, Stavros, and Alcina ; great nieces and nephews, Maddy, Liam, Amelia, Gabriel, Aleko, Talia, Nicole, Christopher, and Sam; Uncles, George and Jim and aunt Alice; and several cousins.
Spiro is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. His funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Burial will be in the Lorne Street Cemetery, New Glasgow.
Caroline Ann Atwater, age 67, of Linacy formerly of Westville, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow with her family at her side.
Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Beatrice (Garney) Johnstone of Westville..
Caroline grew up in Westville moving to Linacy after her marriage. She was a former employee of Sobeys, Westside Store.
A loving mother, and grandmother, Caroline will be dearly missed by her sons, Darren (Beverly), Linacy; Earle, Edmonton’ grand children Caitlynn and Devon,; Aaron, Morgan and Hailie. She is also survived by sisters, Penny Duggan, Westville; Jane Bond, Walkerville; Beatrice Weaver, Halifax; Ida Quesnel, Montreal; brothers, Fraser Johnstone (Lesley), Westville and Paul Johnstone, Linacy.
She was predeceased by her sisters Brenda Emilio, Cameal Carlyle, Wanda Morris and Theresa Butler; a brothers Peter “Sonny” and Norman Johnstone.
There will be no visitations or funeral service by request. A family grave side service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the I.W.K Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.