The death of Malcolm Simms, age 82, of Maccan, NS and formerly of Hubbard's NS, occurred at the Gable's Lodge, Amherst on Sunday, January 10, 2010.
Born in Simm's Settlement, NS, he was a son of the late Earl and Vivian (Jollimore) Simms.
A self-employed carpenter, he spent his life in the Hubbard's NS area, retiring in 1993. He is a member of the Anglican Church.
Malcolm is survived by his wife Kathleen (Demont), Maccan; brothers, Albert (Dinah), Hubbard's, NS and Ronald (Doris), Halifax, Welsley, Middleton, NS; a sister, Carol Simms, Dartmouth; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers George and Gordon and sister Julie.
Cremation has taken place under the care and supervision of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777). At Malcolm's request there will be no visitation or memorial service. Burial will occur in the Amherst Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of the donor's choice would be gratefully appreciated.
William "Bill" Furlong
AMHERST, NS - The death of William "Bill" Furlong, age 70, occurred at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, September 10, 2009, with his family by his side.
Born in Linden, NS, he was a son of the late Ross and Reta (Smith) Furlong.
Bill worked for DA Casey for 10 years, prior to becoming partner with his father in an owner/operator garage operation in Amherst. In later years he operated on his own spending a total of 45 years in the garage business in Amherst. He was a member of the Trinity-St. Stephen United Church and a former cub and scout master.
Bill will be sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, the former Myrna Gould, Amherst; 2 sons, Arnold (Marlene), Fall River, NS and Christopher, Calgary, AB; a daughter, Donelda (Cory) Wygiera, Innisfail, AB; 5 grandchildren, Kirk, Bradley, Anastasia, Shadow and Baily; as well as a brother Leon (Cathy) ; aunts and uncles.
Bill has been cremated under the direction of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst,(902-667-8777) from where a memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 2 pm. Burial in the Shinimicas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the VON, Palliative Care, Canadian Cancer Society or a fund of the donor's choice, gratefully accepted.
Carl "Boo" Gouchie Jr.
Carl "Boo" Gouchie Jr., 48, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, January 18, 2010.
Born in Amherst, he was a son of Carl (Ann) Gouchie Sr., Amherst and Sally (Carde) Gouchie, Amherst.
Boo was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and time at his camp. He loved and protected his family with the heart of a saint. He was a hardworker, employed with Hawkes Blueberries for over 20 years.
In addition to his mother, father and step-mother, he will be dearly missed by his daughters Alvira, McAdam and Sandra, Amherst; sisters Jeannie (Kari) Fisher, Amherst, Mylinda, Amherst, Tina Jelleau, Truro, Dawn (Jason Rector), Amherst, Crystal, Amherst, and Amanda, Halifax; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Alec, Brandon, Parker, Tyler, Emily, Liam, and Caleb.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where a time of Remembrance will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 7 to 9 pm.
Hazel Bacon 97, passed away suddenly at the Dr. George DuMont Hospital in Moncton, NB, on January 26, 2010. Born in Pugwash she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Maude (Dingle) Sarson.She loved puzzles and was a generous person who will be sadly missed by her family & friends.
Hazel is survived by her son, Ronald Halliday (Eileen) of Oregon; daughter Muriel McCallum of Sackville, NB; two step daughters, Carolyn Curry of Amherst and Barbara Curry of Summerside, P.E.I.; two step sons, Royce Bacon (Sharon) of AB; Winston Bacon (Kathy); of ON, sister, Mary Jane VanBuskirk of London, ON; brother in law Raymond Langille, ON; sister-in-law Kathleen Sarson, Pugwash; seven grandchildren, eleven step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, Clayton M. Halliday and her second husband, Kenneth Bacon; sisters, Dora LeBlanc, Gladys Langille, Muriel Cameron; brothers, Raymond, Lawrence and Clarence; son-in-law, Douglas McCallum.
Hazel's remains have been entrusted to the care of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home (70 Church St. Amherst, NS) . Her family will receive visitors on Thursday, January 28, 2010 from 1 to 3 p.m. at which time the funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Rev. Father Kevin Stockall officiating. Burial will take place in the Amherst Cemetery in the Spring.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
Lillian G. Brown
Lillian Grace Brown, age 97, of Amherst, passed away peacefully at the Gables Lodge on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Born in Amherst Head, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Hanna (Beharrell) Brooks.
Lillian was a member of Christ Church and a former member of St. Martha's Church Group. She was also a member of the Golden Years Society as well as a member of the Pythian Sisters Elizabeth Temple #6. For several years she volunteered with the Saint John Ambulance. Together with her husband, Vernon, she operated the Amherst Pumping Station in Brookdale.
Lillian is survived by a son, Robert (Norine) of Amherst; a daughter, Judith (Kenneth) Canton of Amherst; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; numerous great great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Elsie and sister-in-law, Mary Carter. She was predeceased by her husband Vernon in 1970; a son, Ronald; sisters, Mabel Chapman, Lola Latimer, Gladys Cove Verlie Robinson and Gertrude Porter; and brothers, Robert, Earl and Owen Brooks.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St, Amherst (667-8777). A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 2 pm, Archdeachon Glenn Eason officiating. Following cremation burial will be held in the Amherst Cemetery in the spring. No visitation by request.
Eric Jollota, age 58, of Southampton Rd, Amherst, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Moncton Hospital after a tragic accident at his home.
Born in Pictou County, he was a son of Ivan Jollota and the Late Joyce Green.
Eric was an avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing, and generally enjoying time in the woods. He loved dancing, especially with his daughter Angela, playing darts, and cards, and especially his spoons. He enjoyed spending time at "his office" (Elm Tree Tavern) where he spent time with his wide circle of friends. He worked for many years as bartender for Elm Tree Tavern and the Legion, where he was also an active member. He loved working on local farms, especially Charlie Smith's and Cameron Maxwell's. In earlier years he worked construction in the Amherst Area and earned the position of foreman during the construction of Maritime Block.
He will be sadly missed by his life partner Ann Lang, Amherst, his father Ivan (Doris), Tidnish; children Andrew (Krista McKay), Fort McMurray, Anthony, Fort McMurray, Angela (Jamie Hoover), Canoe BC; 9 grandchildren; brothers Jimmy, Amherst, Timmy, Springhill; sisters Linda (Albert) Dobson, Chignecto, Ruth (Herb) Nickerson, Advocate, Shirley (Roger) Howlett, Tidnish, Dale (David) Landry, Chignecto, Thelma (Tommy) Haynes, Lorneville, Nancy (Stephen) Comeau, Chignecto. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by infant siblings John and Mary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where a Time of Remembrance will be shared on Thursday from 2 until 4 pm. All are then invited to the Elm Tree Tavern, 1 Victoria, Amherst to continue sharing memories of Eric and to toast a great man.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Eric may do so to LA Animal Shelter or the charity of your choice. Eric's family wish to extend special thanks to all the nurses and staff at the Neurology Intensive Care Unit of the Moncton Hospital especially Michelle and Nicole for their understanding and care that they provided.
The Lord opened his arms and took Dorothy to be joined again with her loving Raymond. Dorothy was also predeceased by her mother and father Jane (Cormier) and William Lorrette, sister and brother - in law Susan and Reuben Rector, brothers Ernest and Wilfred Lorrette. Also, by extended family members, Anthony Westlake survived by his wife Phyliss and family, and by Sharon (Westlake) Cooke survived by her family.
Living a well rounded life Dorothy played baseball with the Amherst Red Wings and with the army when she enlisted during WWII. You can see her in her uniform at the Woman's Mural on Prince Arthur St. Coming home she tried her hand at golf, joined the Lady's Auxiliary, bowled and worked many years at Pugsley's Pharmacy. Although "Dotty" became a friend to almost everyone she came in contact with, we must give special mention to Joanne Dobson, Judy Griffths, Betty Jardine, Dana and Nancy Richard and especially to her everyday phone buddy Theresa Burns. These people were counted among her most "Intimate" family. We would like to thank John and Beth Munroe and all the staff of Pugsley's Pharmacy for their kindness and watchful eyes over the years. "May God Bless".
Dorothy leaves behind Nancy (Westlake) and Edd Allen of Hamilton.
Following Dorothy's wishes cremation has taken place with a private family interment. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Furlong-Jones Funeral Home (70 Church St. Amherst, NS. 667-8777). A mass of remembrance will be held at the Holy Family Parish on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Family flowers only. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Family Parish.
With great sadness, the family of Vera Francina Gilroy, age 91, announce her peaceful passing at the Gables Lodge, Amherst.
Born in Minudie, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Aldaina (Phillips) Symes.
A farm girl from Minudie, she lived 60 years in Maccan, where she was a member of the Maccan Baptist Church, a Sunday School teacher, the Sewing Circle and member of the Women's Missionary Society. She was greatly missed in the community when she moved to Amherst. Vera worked for many years at Lockhart's Nursing Home and the Playtex Factory in Amherst, which closed in the 70's. Vera was an Avon Representative in the area for many years.
Predeceased by her husband Gerald (Gilly) in 1999 and daughter Geraldine Francina in 1940, she will be sadly missed by Myrna (John) Proctor, Amherst, Gerry (Sonny) Gilroy, Edmonton, AB, Carolyn (Harold) O'Blenis, Moncton, Peter (Jill) Gilroy, Maccan and Elizabeth Cormier, Brampton, ON. Vera also leaves 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.
The last surviving member of her immediate family, she was predeceased by siblings Lucy Symes, David Symes, George Symes, Clifford Symes, Beatrice Cameron, Margaret Brown, Freda Hoeg, Katherine Brown, and Mona Burke.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 2 pm, Rev. Phillip Scott officiating. Burial will take place in the United Baptist Cemetery in Maccan in the spring.
We, the family, would like to thank the caregivers, the nurses and the doctors at Dr. Georges L. DuMont Hospital, Moncton and the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, and Gables Lodge for all the care they have given our Mother over the last few months of her life.
Those wishing to make a donation in Vera's memory may do so to the charity of your choice.
With great sadness, the family of Marilyn Furlong, age 71, of Amherst, widow of Thomas Furlong announce her sudden passing at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, March 25, 2010.
Born in Moncton, she was a daughter of the Yvonne Lewis and the late Peter Melanson.
During her married life, Marilyn lived in Saint John, New Glasgow, and St. Stephen, returning to Amherst in 1998 after the death of her husband, Thomas. She was an avid reader.
Marilyn will be sadly missed by her son, Grant (Marlys), Calgary, AB; her mother Yvonne Lewis, Amherst; 6 grandchildren, Connie and Scott, Kyle and Kody, Christopher and Katie; 2 great grandchildren, Keira and Riley; brothers, Grant, Terry and Gary, all of Amherst and Norman, Fredericton, NB; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas in 1998 and sons, Kip and Kelly in 1993.
Marilyn's remains have been cremated under the care of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst (667-8777) from where friends and relatives are invited to a time of reflection and refreshment on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 3 to 5 pm. A private funeral service will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of the donor's choice gratefully accepted.
Elaine M. Burke-Gauvin
Elaine M Burke-Gauvin, age 49, of Moncton, formerly of Amherst, passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital on Sunday, March 28, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Robert and Phyllis (Carr) Burke, Amherst.
Elaine was passionate about life, she loved her family and friends. She loved life and cherished every moment, especially walks with her husband, gingerbread day with the kids, friends and family gatherings. Elaine celebrated every occasion; Christmas, Easter, Halloween and especially family dinners. In addition to her career she wore many other hats; baker, seamstress, knitter, crafter, part-time barber, renovator and organizer. She was a bright light in the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her thoughts were always about easing the lives of those around her. Elaine left us with a legacy of love for one another, having fun, thoughtfulness, kind acts, getting involved, and especially "paying it forward."
Elaine was an active member and former president of Business Professional Women, Moncton. She was also a member of the Canadian Human Resource Professionals Association. She currently worked for Controls and Equipment out of Moncton as their Human Resource Manager.
After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2009, she became very active in many fundraising activities to help the cause.
In addition to her parents, she will be sadly missed by her husband Terry Gauvin, Moncton; her daughter Deanna LeBlanc, Moncton, and her son Christopher (Julie Neil) LeBlanc, Ajax, ON; stepdaughters Amanda (Daniel Barrett) Gauvin, Yellowknife and Amy (Presley Lavier) Gauvin, Edmonton, AB; brothers, Robert (Susan) Burke, Amherst, and Barry (Cindy) Burke, Amherst; sister Marcia (Douglas) Sparks, Amherst; brothers-in-law Danny (Rae) Gauvin, Dieppe, Gary Gauvin, Edmonton, AB; father-in-law Joe Gauvin, Shediac and mother-in-law Tina Gauvin, Moncton; several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). A time of "Celebration of Life" will be held at Fairhaven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton, NB on Friday, April 2, 2010 from 7 to 9 pm. The Funeral Service will be celebrated from Holy Family Parish Church, 68 Church St., Amherst, NS on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 11 am, Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Reception following in Holy Family Parish Hall. Internment of her ashes will take place in the Amherst Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in Elaine's memory may do so to the Breast Cancer Society, or charity of your choice.