Harold B. Ettinger
ETTINGER, Harold Burnham, age 89, of Amherst, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2010.
Born in Mill Village, NS, he was a son of the late Osborne and Lois (Miller) Ettinger.
A military minded man, he joined the Canadian Army in 1942 and fought in the Second World War in Italy, France, Holland and Germany. He is President of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Memory Club and worked in the Militia for many years. During his working career, he was manager of Household Finance Co., Executive Director of Industrial Commission, Amherst and while working there helped establish 13 industries in the Industrial Park. Following this he became a District Manager for the NS Department of Development in Truro and Amherst. In retirement he became a Real Estate Agent. Harold was an active member of the Trinity St. Stephen's United Church, serving as Elder, Sunday School Teacher and member of the Choir and Men's Club. He served a term as Chairman of Highland View Hospital and worked with the Food Bank. He was an avid gardener who loved time sitting in the sun admiring his flowers.
Harold will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Doreen (Currie); his children, Peter (Korandin), Maryann (Burnie), Andrew (Amber) and Jonathan (Dionne); beloved granddaughters, Isabelle Ivy and Kieran. He was predeceased by siblings, Irene, Dorothy, Elva, Roy, Albert, Gordon and Avard.
Harold's remains have been cremated under the care of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777) with visitation Tuesday, August 24 from 7 to 9 pm. The Memorial service will be held at the Trinity St. Stephen's United Church, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 2 pm, Rev's Allan Griffin and Susan Estabrooks officiating. Burial in the Amherst Cemetery. A time of reception will be held in the Burgess Hall following the service. Memorial donations to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Trinity St. Stephen's United Church , the Dr. Georges Dumont Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice gratefully accepted.
Gerald B. Pye, 73, of Amherst, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 27, 2010 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, surrounded by family and friends.
Born in Digby, NS, he was a son of the late Borden & Kathleen (Cahill) Pye.
Gerald was formerly employed with Irving Oil as a burner worker and later owned and operated Pye's Barbershop for many years.
Gerald will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Marilyn Smith, Amherst; daughters, Tanya Goudie (Duane), Vancouver, BC, Szarina Gauthier (Justin), Charlottetown, PEI; sons, Darren (Andrea) of Ottawa, ON, Jaye (Chrissy), Calgary, AB; step-daughters; Debbie Allen (Vernon), Amherst, NS, Shelley Fahey (Paul), Port Howe; step son Michael Chapman (Connie), Amherst; sisters Marilyn Corney of Amherst, NS, Diane Bacon of Upper Nappan; many grand and great grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St. Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). A graveside committal service will be held at the Amherst Cemetery on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 2 pm, Pastor Don Miller officiating. All are welcome to join the family for this time of remembrance.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation
A. Irene "Bunny" Chapman
The death of Alice Irene 'Bunny' Chapman occurred at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Neilson and Caroline (Holloway) Mills.
Member of Christ Church. Bunny started work as a cashier at Goodwin's Store, and remained working there throughout her life as bookkeeper. She loved music, sports, and horses.
Irene will be sadly missed by her daughters, Carol (Al) Casson of Eastern Passage, Margaret Jansen of Dartmouth, Roberta "Bobbie" (Piercy) Haynes of Lorneville; adopted daughter, Corinne (Rick) Snowdon of Rockport, NB; adopted son, Larry (Robyn) of Sutton, Ont.; sister, Betty Casey of Porters Lake, NS as well as 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband John Osborne and her second husband Atlee Chapman; brothers Robert, George, and John; sisters Gwen Norwood and Carol MacDonald as well as granddaughter Sherie Lynn Reid.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902) 667-8777. There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, Amherst, Rev. Charlotte Ross officiating on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11 am. A time of tea and fellowship will follow at the Christ Church Hall, followed by committal of the ashes in the Riverside Cemetery, Tidnish, NS.
Those wishing to make a donation in Bunny's memory may do so to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice.
Errol R. Tattrie
Errol R. Tattrie, 68 years of age of Bayhead, NS, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Friday, October 1, 2010. Born in Amherst he was a son of the late Laurie & Myrtle (Shea) Tattrie.
Errol was in the gas station business for over 40 years. He was a county councillor for 18 years. He enjoyed snowmobiling, bowling, collecting antiques, and old cars. Errol served as a lay reader for various churches in his community. He was a member of the Mount Allison Alumni
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Dianne Bezanson; his daughter, Kelly Tattrie (companion John Ross) of Tatamagouche, his son, Kendall of Tatamagouche; a brother, Carson of Truro.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by an infant sister, Eileen.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St. Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). No visitation or funeral service by request.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Assocation.
Margaret M. Melanson
Surrounded by her family, Margaret M. Melanson, age 89, of Port Howe, formerly of Amherst, passed away peacefully at the East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash on Saturday, October 2, 2010.
Born in Middle Sackville, NB, she was a daughter of the late Moses and Gertrude (White) LeBlanc.
Growing up, she was a member of St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, Sackville, and later St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, Amherst. Margaret was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, raising her family, as well as tending children in her home after her own had grown up. She was the hostess at the Fort Cumberland Hotel for many years Margaret enjoyed fishing, clamming, gardening, camping, traveling, tending to her flower beds and visits from her many friends. Upon their retirement, she and her husband Leon moved to their Cottage at Heather Beach where they enjoyed spending their time together. She always looked forward to family gatherings, especially the family reunion, enjoying the fellowship of family and friends.
She will be sadly missed by her son; Roger (Arlene), Fenwick; daughters, Carolyn Godfrey, Port Howe, Janet Pickering, Amherst, Susan Melanson, Port Howe; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother Donnie, Toronto; sisters Phyllis McKinnon, Cape Breton, Helen Vezina, Oshawa, ON, Jean Ann (Edwin) Hawkes, Edmonton, AB. She was predeceased by her husband Leon; sons Donald and John David; grandchild, Terri-Lynn; brothers, Bobby, David; sisters Rita Walsh, and Jean White.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777). Visiting hours will take place at the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home from 9:30 until the time of the Funeral Mass which will be held from Holy Family Parish Church at 11 am on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will take place at the St. Charles Cemetery at a later date.
Those wishing to make a donation in Margaret's memory may do so to the Liver Society, or a charity of their choice.
Una Ann Twombly
Twombly (Stretton) Una Ann, 73, of Amherst, NS, formerly of Springhill, NS and Toronto, ON, after a battle with cancer has passed away on October 5, 2010 in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst.
She will be sadly missed and always remembered by husband Frank; son Michael (Brenda), Springhill; daughters Denise Davis, Ontario, Sheila Johnson, Ontario, and Michelle Twombly, Amherst; sister Sharon Lewis (Bill), Amherst. Lots of help and loved by cousin Marilyn LeBlanc (Mickey), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, Amherst, (902-667-8777). There will be a gathering at the Royal Canadian Legion, Amherst, October 10, 2010. Please join us at the hootenanny starting at 2 pm, all are welcome.
Una's family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of the 2nd floor at the CRHCC.
Norena "Nonie" White
The death of Norena (Nonie) White, age 77, of River Hebert, occurred at the Moncton City Hospital on Thursday, October 14, 2010.
Born in River Hebert, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Frances (Burbine) Melanson.
A member of St. Paul's Church, River Hebert, she was an avid country music fan and enjoyed Bingo and Bowling.
Nonie will be sadly missed by her son Eric (Lola) Melanson, River Hebert, a step-son Wayne (Yulanda), Mississauga, and a step daughter, Susan, Hamilton; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Alice Spence, River Hebert and Jeannette (Gerald) Hatfield, Amherst. She was predeceased by her 1st husband, Lester Ward in 1975 and her second husband, Orel White in 2007, by a brother Harold Melanson, a sister Evelyn Spicer and by step-sons, Larry, Michael and Kenny.
Nonie's remains have been cremated under the direction of the Furlong Jones Funeral Home, River Hebert from where visitation will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with Parish Prayers at 8 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, River Hebert on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 11 am, burial in St. Denis Cemetery, Minudie.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyn Isabell Conklin , age 70, on Oct. 16, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Tyndal Road, Cumb. Co., N.S., she was the daughter of the late Donald and Merna (Read) Fraser. Marilyn worked for various companies when living in Ontario and upon returning to Nova Scotia was employeed with Waldale, Brookdale Elementary School, K Mart and for approximately 13 years with Sifto Canada Inc. Marilyn was a member of Trinity-St. Stephenís United Church and over the years served on various Council Committees. She was a Life Member of United Church Women and worked on many of their Committees, as well, she was involved with Chignecto Presbyterial where she was co-chair of Area 4 and was also co-chair of the Program Committee at Maritime Conference level. Marilyn very much enjoyed playing dominoes and also attending the Friends Unlimited Group. She was part of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Auxiliary where she served as President, Membership Convenor, and on Highland Fling Committees. She was also a Past Chair of Northern Region. She really enjoyed being part of her Stitch and Bitch Group and attending the Red Hat gatherings. She worked for many years with the Christmas For Kids Program. Marilyn loved all of her volunteer work, it was not work to her, it was an honor for her to serve. Marilyn by definition was a loving, thoughtful, selfless person who enjoyed life to the fullest each and every day. She inspired the lives that she touched by seeing the very best in people. Marilyn is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Allan Conklin, sons: Aaron (Terri) Conklin, Lorne, N.S., Stephen (Frances Cooper) Conklin of Hopewell, N.S. and daughter Tracy (James) Gauthier of Fredericton, N.B. Grandchildren: Laura and Katelynn Conklin of Halifax, N.S., Taylor Gauthier of Fredericton, N.B., Step Grandson Shane Smith, Halifax, N.S. and chosen Grandson Jake Robinson, Amherst, N.S. Sisters: Elizabeth (late Cecil) Moore, Oxley Beach, N.S., Jean (Roderick) Miller, Brookdale, N.S. and twin sister Carolyn (Victor) MacLeod of Jacksonís Point, N.S. Brothers: Donald (Gloria) Fraser, Hamilton, Ont., Delbert (Gloria) Fraser, and Lloyd (Donna Nichols) Fraser both of Amherst, N.S. Sisters-in-law: Lois (Bill) Johnston, Bloomfield, Ont., Marion (John) Walt, Consecon, Ont. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Hugh Fraser and sister-in-law Jean (Harold) Hartt. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, with visitation taking place October 18, 2010 from 7:00-9:00 pm. The funeral will be held on October 19, 2010 from Trinity-St. Stephenís United Church at 1:30 pm, with a reception to follow in Burgess Hall. Burial in Fenwick Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity-St. Stephenís United Church, Operating Fund, CRHCC Auxiliary or a charity of donorís choice.
Idella M. Wheaton
Idella M. Wheaton, age 94, of Amherst, passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, October 25, 2010.
Born in Lorneville, NS, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Orrie (Fields) Feltham.
Idella was employed by Metropolitan Store in Amherst for over 22 years, retiring in 1981. She was an adherent of the 1st Baptist Church. A great lover of music, she especially enjoyed Old Time and Blue Grass and attended several such functions. She loved playing cards and was a member of the Turn About Card Club. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Amherst, Branch #10. She was a member of the Ladies Afternoon and the Senior Bowling League.
She will be dearly missed by her daughters Joan Robichaud (Harold Pettigrew), Amherst, Claudette (Arnold) Brownell, Lower Sackville, NS; son Bruce, Beaver Bank, NS; 9 grandchildren, Michael Robichaud, Kimberly Field, Brian Robichaud, Angela Brewer, Melanie Dospital, Kelly Henebury, Emily Wheaton, Justin Wheaton and Brittany Wheaton and 4 great grandchildren, Megan Henebury, Devon Dospital, David Dospital and Olivia Wheaton-Fraser.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Claude in 1968; sisters, Doris Chappell and Blanche Berry; brothers Hollis and Charley Feltham.
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 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 2 pm, Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. Burial will follow in the Amherst Cemetery.
Special thanks to the V.O.N and the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Palliative Care Staff and Doctors Atkinson, Frizzle, Gradstein and Morris.
Those wishing to make a donation in Idella's memory may do so to the Lung Association or the charity of your choice.