Elvenia "Allie" Jollymore
Elvenia "Allie" Jollymore, age 88, of River Hebert passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Born in Chignecto on August 19, 1921, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Edith (Berry) Smith.
A loving stay at home mother of seven children, she was busy, but also enjoyed reading, sewing, crossword puzzles and camping with her loving husband of 62 years, Bill.
Allie will be sadly missed by her husband William (Bill) Sr.; two sons, Billy (Vicki) of River Hebert and Larry (Debbie ) of Elmsdale; daughters, Deanna (Fred) of Fredericton, and Marlene (Hilson) of Harvey, NB, Judy (Bubby) and Sandy (Gordie) of River Hebert; daughter-in-law, Lorraine Hunter of South Surrey BC; sixteen grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren as well as six sisters and a brother.
Besides her parents, Allie was predeceased by her first husband, Wendell Hunter, son Darrell Hunter and sister Donnie Edwards.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777). Cremation has taken place and visitation for Allie will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A memorial service will be held from the funeral home at 2 pm on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 with burial to follow in the Hillside Cemetery. Pastor Philip Scott officiating. A luncheon will be held afterwards at the River Hebert Baptist Church.
Donations in Allie's memory can be made to the Palliative Care of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.
Delbert Mills Wilson
Delbert Mills Wilson of Amherst, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the Late Delbert Mills and Beulah Grace (Brown) Wilson.
He was educated in Amherst schools and Kings Collegiate in Windsor, NS, prior to joining his father in the family businesses, Amherst Electric and Auto Supplies and Kaiser Fraser Automobile Dealership. Following his father's death he was employed with Swift Canada Ltd. He returned to the automobile business in the early 60's and later became dealer principal of Tantramar Motors Ltd. until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed his cottage, boating, classic cars, and sports, being an avid Blue Jays and Raptors fan. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Amherst.
Delbert was a family man and will be sadly missed by his wife Betty (Moore); a daughter, Cindy (David) Dunnet and grandchildren, Matthew and Caroline, all of Mississauga; a sister, Anne Mae Hunter, Amherst and a niece, Linda Ann Cooper, Amherst. He was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Maxine and a brother, Ronald Wilson.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst, (902 667 8777) where visitation will be held Thursday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held 2:00 PM Friday, May 14, 2010 from Holy Family Parish Roman Catholic Church, Amherst, with Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial in St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations to the Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Assoc, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Michael St. Peter
With great sadness we announce the sudden death of Michael St. Peter, age 36, of Maccan, NS as the result of a traffic accident on Thursday, March 18, 2010.
Born in Amherst he was a son of Bernice (Hurley) and the late Edward St. Peter.
Mike worked in the lumber industry at Hoeg Brothers and Mactara Lumber, and more lately as manager with G & A Enterprises. A hockey coach with minor hockey he was coach for the Parrsboro Predators this year, as well as in the Amherst area for several years.
Mike was a proud husband and father and will be greatly missed by his wife, Helen (Chapman) and sons, Zachary, Christopher and Dylan; mother, Bernice St. Peter; brothers, Paul (Wanda) and Donald (Bev); sisters, Donna (Paul) and Patti; nephew Frankie; several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his father, Edward St. Peter.
Mike's remains have been entrusted into the care of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst (667-8777) from where the funeral service will be held Monday, March 22, 2010 at 11 am, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Maccan Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nappan United Church or charity of the donor's choice gratefully appreciated.
JOGGINS - With heavy hearts the family of Terry Alan Beaton, age 56, of Joggins, formerly of Lorneville, announce his sudden passing on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at his home.
Born in Inverness, Cape Breton on February 6, 1954 he was a son of the late Russell and Loretta (Eagles) Beaton.
Terry grew up along the shore, attending school in Northport before taking the long bus rides to Amherst Regional High School. After leaving school, Terry returned to the shore that he loved and worked as a carpenter with his Dad and later opened his own garage in Lorneville. He left Nova Scotia for a short time, living and working in Fort McMurray Alberta. But Nova Scotia was calling and he and Trisha once more travelled eastward to their home and family. He was currently employed with Atlantic Windows and Doors in Amherst. Terry will be remembered for his talent with a guitar and the songs he shared with many friends at gatherings.
His grandsons will cherish the memories of hours spent at their grandfathers side learning guitar chords, working with tools, on science projects and cars.
With his strong family commitments, Terry will be sadly missed by his wife of 33 years, Patricia (Reid); 2 daughters, Shauna (Darrin) DeWitt, Lorneville and Roxanne (Oliver Belezier) Beaton, Fort McMurray, AB; 4 grandsons, Kyle, Nathaniel, Justin and Wyatt whom he cherished; sisters, Debbie (Rocky) Ripley and Ardith (Tony) Eaton, both of Warren; a brother, Guy, Amherst, his mother's second husband, Norman Roy, Brookdale.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by several Aunts and Uncles.
Terry's remains have been entrusted into the care of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, Amherst, from where the funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 11am. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Burial will be held in the Lorneville Cemetery at a later date.
Clayton Ridgway passed away peacefully on June 4th, 2010 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre after a brief illness. He was 76 years old. Clayton was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in West Roxbury until the age of 8 when he immigrated with his father, Ward Ridgeway to his grandparents (John & Daisy Ridgway) turkey farm in Northport, Nova Scotia.
Besides working on the family farm, he spent his early career as a lobster fisherman and the remainder of his working career as a pipe fitter and crane operator at Robb Engineering in Amherst, Nova Scotia. He enjoyed socializing, singing and playing music with his friends and played several instruments. He also enjoyed telling jokes and stories and was particularly fond of the works of the poet Robert Service.
He is survived by his son, Steve Ridgeway; his daughters Kathy (Jeff Hubbard) of Amherst and Wendy Smiley (Mark Dentith) of Northport and three grandchildren, Derrick (Ashley) of Nanaimo, B,C,, Stefanie of Halifax and Corey (Canadian Armed Forces) of Victoria, B.C. and several cousins in Massachusetts.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 2pm at the Amherst Branch #10 of the Royal Canadian Legion on LaPlanche St. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amherst Legion Branch #10 or the Northport Marina Project. A private burial service will be held by the family at a later date.
Marjorie Ellen Gaudet
The death of Marjorie Gaudet, 90, of Amherst occurred on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.
Born in Hastings she was a daughter of the late Frank & Theresa (McCallum) Porter.
Marjorie was a member and past Chief of the Pythian Sisters Elizabeth Temple #6. From 1974 to 1985 she was a house parent at the Nova Scotia Regional School for the Deaf.
She was a member of the Trinity St. Stephens United Church. An active community member, Marjorie was a member of the Amherst Curling Club, an avid bowler with the Seniors Bowling League and a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross for the blood clinics.
Marjorie will be sadly missed by her daughter, Judith (Joseph) White of Brighton, ON; son, Richard (Cindy) of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Betty (Bill) Tracy of Sackville, NB; a brother, Carl (Audrey) Porter of Warren; four grandchildren; Jamie & Brent White, Courtney and Miles Gaudet; and one great-grandson, Jordan White.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald in 1968; five sisters, Buryl in infancy, Hazel, Frances, Jean, and Evelyn; three brothers, Claude, Ollie, and Earl.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, Amherst (667-8777). Respecting Marjorie's wishes, a private graveside service will be held at the Warren Cemetery at a later date.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to The Canadian Red Cross or The Palliative Care Unit of The Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.
Edward Alan Eagles
Wolfville / Amherst - It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Edward Alan Eagles on June 20th in The Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst.
Ed will be remembered most for the twinkle in his eye and keen sense of humour.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, the youngest of four children, to Chester and Alva (Stewart) Eagles, he was a graduate of both Mount Allison University and the University of New Brunswick. His career began as a violinist, playing with the New Brunswick Symphony; but his love of English literature called him into the teaching profession. After teaching high school in Oromocto, NB, Ed married Evlyn Todd (a fellow teacher) and soon after accepted a teaching position in the English Department at Acadia University in 1964, a position he held until his retirement in 1996. He was a much loved teacher by his students, receiving the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Associated Alumni of Acadia University in 1990. An award which he cherished.
After his retirement, he could be found most days fishing with his dear friend and colleague Graham Adams in their canoe. In 2007, Ed and Ev moved to Amherst to be closer to their daughter Amanda and her family.
Ed has left behind, his beloved wife Evlyn (South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro), his only daughter, Amanda Allaby, son-in-law Dave, his adored grandchildren Julia and Matthew (Amherst); and his older brother Doug (Barbara) Eagles, Qualicom Beach, BC; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (667-8777), Thursday, June 24th from 6-8 pm. A gathering of remembrance will be held in Wolfville at the K.C. Irving Environmental Centre at Acadia University on Monday, June 28, 2010. at 1pm.
Donations in memory of Ed can be made to the Acadia Univeristy - Ester Clark Wright Archives