James Brenton (Jim) Shields, 70, of Pictou passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow, with his family at his side.
Born in Spring Valley, P.E.I., and raised in Clermont, he was a son of the late Frank and Ruby (Champion) Shields.
Jim was a millwright by trade, having worked with the Department of Fisheries, and was retired from Via Rail in Halifax. His last few relaxed years brought him much joy. Jim was a very hard-working, largely self-educated man with great mechanical abilities. He enjoyed music and travelling to car races. Jim was a kind man of strong character. He was extremely proud of his three children.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Theresa (Chaulker); daughter Margo Shields (Ian Merrithew) Bedford; sons Kendall Shields (Gillian Gass), Halifax and Devin Shields (Caitlin), Mississauga; grandchildren, Alice Shields and Emmett Merrithew; former wife and mother of his children, Marlene Shields, Bedford.
He is also survived by sisters, Mary Graham (Allan) Alberton, P.E.I.; Rita LeDue ( John) Valley, N.S.; brother David Shields, Elderbank, N.S.; sister-in-law Terry Shields, Cheverie, N.S.; brother-in-law Eric Brown, Lower Sackville, several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brother, Francis, in 2015.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. There will be no visitation or funeral service at Jim’s request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
May 25, 2010
Mary Elizabeth Barnes, Mount Thom, Pictou Co., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in the Palliative Care Unit of Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Riverview, Cumberland Co., she was a daughter of the late James Wesley and Ethel Rebecca (Dixon) Dixon.
Mary was a hair dresser by profession who enjoyed baking and cooking especially for the family gatherings. Her family was always the biggest part of her life and she dearly enjoyed all of them. The continuous visits by her children and grand children were the highlights of her life.
She will be sadly missed by daughter Sharon Keay (John), New Glasgow; sons, Dave (Sadie), Mount Thom; Terry (Dale), Alma; grandchildren Brian Barnes, Salt Springs; Debi Barnes, Truro; Gordie Barnes, Mount Thom, Tony Stevens, Westville; Stephanie Rogerson, Abercrombie; Louanne Keay, Toronto; Billy Joe Keay, Toronto; Marilyn Keay, Dartmouth; Cory Barnes, Alma; Kyle Barnes, Alma; sixteen great grandchildren and one great great grand child. She was also survived by sister, Clara MacLean , Pictou.
She was predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Gordon Barnes; sisters, Nina Stewart and Bernice Tait and brothers Fred and Edmund Dixon.
Visitations will be held 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Her funeral service will be held 1 o’clock Friday from St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs with the Rev. Barb Fotheringham officiating. Burial will be in Stillman Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society of the Aberdeen Hospital, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church or a charity of one’s choice.
Larry Wayne Hughes aged 62 of Porters Lane, Westville, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, on April 25, 1953; he was a son of the late George Hughes and Katherine (Farrell) MacIntosh.
Larry had worked at Trenton Works until its closure.
He is survived by daughters, Kelly and Corrie; sisters, Judy and Sandra and brother Garry.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Graveside committal service will be held at Christ the King Cemetery at a later date.
Edward Francis O’Reilly, 95 , Hopewell, Pictou Co., passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital with his wife at his side.
Born in New Glasgow on August 9, 1920, he was a son of the late Joseph B. O’Reilly and Lauretta (Creighan) O’Reilly.
Ed grew up in New Glasgow, where he received his education. An overseas veteran of W.W.II, Ed served in the Royal Canadian Army from 1942 - 1945 in Continental Europe. He was employed as a Supervisor at Maritime Steel until 1974 and Hawker Siddeley until his retirement in 1980. In retirement, he enjoyed his home, his vegetable garden, cross country skiing and cottage life.
Ed is lovingly remembered by his wife Mercedes (Druhan); brothers, Emmett O’Reilly (Bertha), Montreal; Pat O’Reilly, Kingston Ont.; brother - in law Vernon Wilson, Hopewell and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Stella Boudreau (Vincent), Josie MacLean (John), Eleanor O’Reilly and Myrtle Wilson.
Ed is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Monday from 7-9 p.m. His funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday from The Church of The Holy Name, Westville with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice.
It is with profound sadness, we the family of Douglas E. Mason, of Westville, announce his passing at the Aberdeen Hospital on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Doug’s quick wit and uniquely outrageous sense of humour kept his family and friends laughing and smiling all the time. He was truly one of a kind to all that knew and loved him.
Doug is survived by his wife of 39 years Dagmar Hubley; daughter J’aime (Steve Wilson); son Jesse; his very special grand puppies Roo and Enzo, which he loved dearly; sisters, Pamela Carpenter, Dartmouth; Beryl Mason Guy (Tom), Whitehorse; niece Nadine Verney (Dave) and their children Mave and Thomas, Shearwater; nephew Van Selene (Ashlee), Prince Rupert; nephew Will Mason-Guy, Nanaimo, B. C.; nephew Kaven Carpenter (Tammy) and their children Maddie, Bryce and Grayson.
He is also surviced bysisters-in-law Florence Haggerty, Montreal; Dag Hubley, Kingston; Jean Smith, Campbell River; Marie Collins, Halifax; Karen Smith, New Glasgow; Carol Hubley, Westville; Linda Hubley, New Glasgow; Nancy MacKenzie (Gordon), Westville, Debbie Cameron (Arnie), Hopewell; brothers-in-law, Cecil Hubley (Sandra), New Glasgow; Harold Hubley (Sharon), Medicine Hat; George Hubley (Cherri), Corunna, Ont.; Earl Hubley (Aya), Airdrie, Alta.; Scott Hubley (Anna Jean), Westville; Ken Hubley (Rhona), Salem; very special cousins John and Phyllis Stewart and their children Melissa and Johnny, Westville; dear to his heart Jan Ferguson and Raylene MacPherson; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Doug was predeceased by his father and mother Donald and June (Fields) Mason; brother Donald Mason; brother-in-law Al Carpenter; father and mother-in-law Roy and Mary Hubley; brother-in-law Robert Hubley; sister-in-law Kay Skidmore.
His family will receive visitors 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 Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating.
D. Matthew “Buddy” Corbett, age 75, Middle River, formerly of Stellarton and Westville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow with his family at his side.
Born in New Glasgow on November 5, 1940, he was a son of the late Matthew and Helen (Baillie) Corbett of Westville.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was a lover of nature, especially enjoying playing with his dogs. A quiet reserved man, Buddy worked at Scott Paper and Kimberley Clark for 37 years until retirement.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his wife Ellen (Clyburne); sons and daughters, James “Jimmy” (Andrea), Ottawa; Ann Pellerine (Malcolm), Priestville; Heidi Callahan (David), Fort St. John, BC; Melodie MacDonald (Billy), Trenton; Reggie (Shandra), Kentucky; grandchildren, Cpl. Zachary Wilson (Jenny), Margaret ‘Maggie” Wilson (Chris Pye), Nicholas Bushulak, Christopher Bushulak, Daniel Tulk, Hunter MacDonald, Skyla Corbett; great-grandchildren, Riel Oickle and Gemma Wilson. He is also survived brother James Corbett (Elaine), Halifax; sister Marie Cameron (Donald), Riverton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister Betty Bourque; brothers Reggie Breault, Johnny Corbett and Robert Breault.
There will be no visitations or funeral service by request. A family grave side service will be held on Saturday at Gray Road Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or the Myeloma Society of Canada.
Clayton Lavern Whynacht, aged 77, of Stellarton Road, New Glasgow, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born on December 9, 1938 in Lunenburg, he was a son of the late Hazel Whynacht, and was a foster son of the late Gordon and Ellen Slaunwhite.
Clayton moved to Pictou and later New Glasgow and had worked at the Pictou Shipyards until retirement due to ill health.
He is survived by children, David Slaunwhite (Valerie); Julia (Naugler) Bradley; Paul Whynacht; Raymond Whynacht; Virginia LeBlanc (Tracey); Clayton Whynacht (Doreen); Paul Whynacht (Barb); Charles Whynacht (Beverly); Adam Whynacht; Wanda Whynacht (Gary); Angela Nass (Kirk); Cynthia Underwood (James); Dawn Whynacht (Guy); 4 step children, 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased besides his mother and foster parents by his wives, Jean (McNeil) Whynacht and Isabel (Wilson) Whynacht.
There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. A public graveside service will be held 1 o’clock, Wednesday, at Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin, with Pastor Gordon Wheeler officiating.
Special thank-you to Dr. Farrell and staff of the Aberdeen Hospital. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.