Shirley Ann Johnstone, 59 , Westville passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening, January 23, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Bible Hill, on March 23 1956, she was a daughter of the late Wardie and Mildred (Clarke) Welsh.
Shirley will be sadly missed by her daughter, Cherity, Westville; sisters, Thelma Newell (Eric), Nutby Mtn.; Phyllis Marriott (Stephen), Truro; brother, Darrell Welsh (Margie), Truro and several nieces, nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Elaine McCallum and brothers Ronald and Edwin Welsh.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1-2 pm at Eagles Funeral Home, followed by her memorial service at 2 o’clock at Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Spring interment will be in Valley Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made at the Funeral Home for a Fund for her daughter, Cherity.
Edward “Parker" Irving, 61, of Hopewell, formerly of Mt. Thom, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in New Glasgow he was a son of the late Burns and Vida (Gwinn) Irving.
Parker worked many trades over the years and enjoyed woodworking, especially in carpentry with his son. Parker enjoyed a simple life, always humming and whistling a tune. His greatest enjoyment was being with his family and friends.
He will be dearly missed by his sons Steven ( Tracy Johnson), Westville; and Roger, Hopewell; stepsons, David McGee, Eureka; Karl McGee (Crystal Munro), Westville; his 3 grandchildren: Michaela, Fox, and Ace; sisters Lynn Fenton (Art), Plymouth; Carol Hughes, Stellarton; Connie Morris ( Al) Westville; Elizabeth Dietze (Clint), Edmonton; Afton Hart (Len), Edmonton; Shannon MacLellan, New Glasgow; and brother Burnie Mt. Thom; several nieces and nephews and by special friend Joy Gower.
He was predeceased by his parents, sister Fern and brother Fred.
Parker is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Thursday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Friday from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with Rev. Bruce Morrison officiating. Spring burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.
Family flowers only.
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Eva Irene Rees, (nee MacCallum), age 87 years, of Westville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
Born October 16, 1928, in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Hazel and Roy MacCallum.
Eva was a faithful member of the New Glasgow Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She had an unshakeable faith in her God, Jehovah and rests firmly in His memory assured of her wonderful hope of a resurrection.
She is survived by, and will always be loved and missed by her husband of nearly 70 years Cenric “Kenny” Rees; daughters, Georgena Arnold (John), Dorothy Mezzo (Gerald); grandchildren, Vince (Decie), Sam (Sandy), Eva, Sonya, Joeleen, Tommy (Sandria), Mandi (Paul), Gillian (Travis), 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased, besides her by her parents, by brother Tommy (Joyce), sisters, Jessie Goldrick (George, Dusty), Georgena Adshade (George); and granddaughter Dorothy Jean.
A memorial service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1821 Old Truro Road, Westville, NS on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1 p.m. Arrangements were under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.
Carl Vincent Wright, age 64, of Westville, passed away on Saturday March 12, 2016 in Cumberland Regional Hospital, Amherst with his family at his side.
Born in New Glasgow, on January 11, 1952, Carl was a son of the late George and Mildred (MacLeod) Wright.
Carl was a coal miner, having worked in the Drummond Mine, Westville and Westray Mine, Plymouth. He was also a welder by trade. Carl loved life , he lived it to the fullest. He was known to sing a song or two in his past and he was known for his passion to hunt and fish. The twinkle in his eye and his devilish little grin will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him.
The last several years of Carl’s life he spent driving around the back roads hunting and going fishing with his close friend Tom Chappel, He got such enjoyment singing while his good buddy and friend John Davis played his favorite songs on the guitar for him. He always looked forward to having that game of poker, a cold beer and sitting at the kitchen table with his very special friend Bart (Gordon) Simpson .
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Kim Reyno; sons Robert Reyno (Steven), Westville, Kent Austin (BobbieJo), Beaverbank; his beautiful granddaughters, the five apples of his eye: Alexia , Kennedy, Mackenzie, Callie and Naomi; brothers: Hughie (Anna), Caribou; Edward (Pat), Calvin (Audrey), all of Westville; brother-in-law Jerry Slaunwhite ( Cheryl ) Pictou sister-in-law Beverley Mooney, Amherst; his nieces and nephews and many other close family relatives who he loved dearly.
Carl was predeceased by sisters, Betty Slaunwhite, Audrey MacDonald and Doreen, brother Alex and infant brothers, Irwin, and George.
There will be no visitations. His memorial willas held 1 o’clock Saturday March 19 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville, with the Rev. Bonnie Wynn officiating.There will be the spreading of ashes and a celebration of Carl’s life at our home, 5129 route 366 Lorneville on June 18th at approximately 3:00pm.
John Donald “Jack” Black, age 76, of Westville, formerly of Amherst, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, with his family by his side.
Born in Amherst, on June 1, 1939, he was a son of the late Frances (Barnett) Black and the late Victor Black.
Jack was a mechanic by trade, having worked at Kiley Pontiac, West Way Pontiac, and Woolco. He later operated 5 Town Parcel Delivery until his retirement.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Rose (Gould); daughter Sheila Lees (Wesley) and grandchildren, Katelyn, Shavonne, and Austin Lees; chosen daughter Kathy Davidson (John) and their children Ashton, Harley, and Lacee Davidson. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Victor; Patricia Fuller (Robert); Rod (Mae); Carl (Carol); Cathy Clark; Lorna Jones (Bruce); Henry (Bonnie); Cindy McNeil (Kevin); Robin (Bev); half brothers and sisters, Rod (Susan); Paul (Connie); Vicki Logan (Chris); Brenda Manthorne (George).
He was predeceased by brothers David, Gordon and George; step-father Donald; step-mother Lois; half sister Gail Gouchie and brother-in-law Terry Clark.
Jack rested at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Wednesday frMarch 16 . His funeral service was held 2 o’clock Thursday March 17 from Eagles Funeral Chapel with Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating.
Elaine McIsaac, 57, of Westville, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, with her loving family at her side.
Born in Montreal, she is a daughter of Marina (Reid) Matheson and the late Douglas Matheson.
Elaine enjoyed karaoke, darts and being with her friends around the campfire. Most of all she cherished her children and her grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her husband Murdock Cyr; mother Marina; daughters Melonie Jenson (Dallas), Alberta; Kathy McIsaac, Westville; 2 grandchildren Hailey and Raiden Jenson; sisters, Donna MacLean (Scott Grant), Abercrombie; Susan Rundle (Peter), Westville; Lori Matheson, Lower Sackville; brothers, Darin and Carl Matheson, New Glasgow; mother-in-law Marion Cyr and father-in-law Sonny Cyr (Nellie). She is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law “Cyr family” , Brian (Kathy); Kenny (Shelly); Allan (Sharon); Steven (Mariann); Heather (Kevin), Debbie (Brian); Marion (Bob); and Pam (Tommy).
Special thanks to the Doctors and nurses of the I.C.U. Aberdeen Hospital
Elaine rested at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Thursday March 17 Her funeral service was held 2 o’clock Friday March 18 from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial took place in Lorne Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the I.W.K. or the Canadian Cancer Society.
James W. “Jim” Marshall, 67 of Stellarton formerly of Hazel Glen, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in the Halifax Infirmary with his wife at his side.
Born in New Glasgow on June 9, 1949, he was a son of Henry and Helen (MacLaren) Marshall.
Jim was an active member of the Kiwanis Club in Charlottetown for many years, holding all offices including President and Vice President and was Lieutenant Governor of the Eastern District 2001-12 and is presently Coordinator of Key Leaders. He worked at the Guardian News in Charlottetown until retirement.
Jim will be dearly missed by his wife of 31 years, Susan (MacLeod); son Andrew (Samantha), Amherst; daughters, Tarhen at home; Stephanie Barrett (Christian), Stellarton; and grand children Hannah and Cameron. He is also survived by sisters, Nancy Jones (Gerald), Judy (Dale) Migel, all of Hazel Glen; mother-in-law Dolina MacLeod, New Glasgow and nieces, Kristina and Nicole Jones,.
Jim rested at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Friday March 18. His funeral was held 11 am Saturday March 19 at Eagles Funeral Chapel Westville with the Rev. Doug Pilsworth officiating. Burial will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pictou County Autism Society