Primrose Hicks, age 92, of Amherst, passed away peacefully at the East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash on Thursday, December 30, 2010.
Born in Sunnyside England, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Nellie (Read) Harvey.
Primrose loved her family. She was an avid fisherperson. She enjoyed life, always carrying on and spending time with friends, family, animals and nature.
She will be sadly missed by her sons Laurie (Lucy), Amherst, Bobby (Maddie), BC, Hugh (Michele), Brantford, ON, Daniel (Joan), Point-Du-Chene, NB, Bill (Louise), Brantford, ON; daughters Cindy (alex) Lusby, Betty (Lloyd) Babineau, both of Amherst, Sheila Berry, Quinnell, BC; 21 Grandchildren; numerous great and great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her spouse Robert McKenna, son Gordon, twin sister Joyce, brothers Ted and Bid.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where a memorial service will be held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11 am.
Those wishing to make a donation in Primrose's memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Many thanks to the Doctors and Staff of the East Cumberland Lodge for their tender care of Mom during her stay there.
Harry "Skip" Porter
River Hebert - Family and Friends are sad to say farewell to Harry “Skip” Porter who passed away on January 3rd, 2011.
Born on Sept 18, 1940 he was the only son of the late Mary (Mamie) Porter, River Hebert.
Harry was born and lived in River Hebert all his life and was well known by everyone in the community. He lived a simple life style of service to others having cared for many. He loved music and was a great fan of country western music, this passion increased his knowledge of many famous singers and song writers. He loved to sing and whistle.
He never took an art lesson but was able to create fun and beautiful drawings of common characters. He saw beauty in the common every day things and would capture that using coloured pencils. His art is his legacy to the world. All art supplies were given to him by family and friends. Harry gave his art away because he felt it was a gift to him to give to others. His drawings can be found in many homes and were often gifts to children. Harry Porter’s art is a unique story of generosity at its best.
It was the wish of Harry that his art would be used to benefit his favorite charities. The directors will establish “The Holy Whistlian” art collections with details to be announced in the very near future.
He is survived by his Aunt Melba McLaughlin, cousins Frank and Heather Wood, John Wood, Melba and Carl Meredith, David and Dorine Wood, as well as many other cousins outside of the Maritimes.
Harry was predeceased by his mother Mary (Mamie) Porter, Uncles Charles, Jack and James; Aunts Dorothy Wood, Laura Mosley, Rhona Halliday, and Ellen Williamson.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777). A celebration of Harry’s life will take place on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 2 pm at the River Hebert United Church. A graveside service will take place in the spring.
Special thanks and appreciation is extended to the nurses, doctors and staff of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their wonderful care and exceptional kindness.
Those wishing to make donations in Harry`s memory may do so to the Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
Gerald "Gerry" Martin
Gerald "Gerry" L. Martin, age 92, passed away at his home on Costin Dr., Amherst on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late John M. and Nina G. (Eison) Martin.
Gerry came to Amherst in 1938, being transferred here by the Royal Bank. He joined the Navy in November 1942 and was discharged in March 1946. He left the bank in 1950 and went to work at A D Smith Lumber Ltd and remained there until he retired in 1982.
Gerry was actively involved in serving church and community. At Trinity - St. Stephen's he was a former Scout Leader and Sunday School Teacher for over 30 years. He was an active member of the Square Circle where he served as treasurer and wrote three plays. He served on most of the boards of the church, was president of the former Senior Men's Club and at the time of his death was treasurer of the board of trustees.
In the community Gerry was president of the Amherst Cancer Society for many years. When Terry Fox did his run in Nova Scotia Gerry, with Fred Arenburg (at that time manager of CKDH) met Terry Fox in Wentworth and traveled back to Amherst with him. A tape made by Fred and Gerry with Terry is now in the Terry Fox Museum. Gerry was also chair of the United Appeal, member of the Amherst Board of Health, President of the Amherst Cancer Society, NS Cancer Society and served on the National Cancer Board.
In 1976 Gerry was voted citizen of the year by the local Chamber of Commerce, in 1979 he was Amherst's volunteer representative in Halifax, and in 1980 he earned Man of the year at the Maritime Lumber Bureau where he was chair of transportation for several years. Gerry was also a member of the Kinsmen and K40.
Gerry loved working with young people and when the Kinsmen started Dickey Park he was involved and also was the first president of Minor Hockey when there were 400 to 500 boys.
Gerry enjoyed his summers at Cold Spring Head with the family and after retirement he and Money spent many happy winters in Florida.
He will be missed by all.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 67 years, Marion "Money" (Allaby), Amherst; 2 daughters, Ardath (Burtt) Barteaux, Rawdon, NS and Geraldine Martin, Amherst; 5 grandchildren, Blaine (Lisa) & Katherine McQueen, Kim (Jeff) Barteaux and Victor and Leta (Dimitri) Barteaux; 3 great grandchildren, Lana McQueen, Nicholas Maniatis and Isobel Kelly; brothers, Ralph (Marilyn), and Lewis (Marie), both of Halifax. He was predeceased by daughter, Susan and Son-in-law, Glenn McQueen and brothers, John, Fulton, Wallace, Alan, Kenneth and Gordon and a sister, Dorothy Martin.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902-667-8777). Visiting hours will take place at Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst on Monday, January 17, 2011 from 1 pm until the time of the memorial service. The memorial service will be held at 2 pm from the church with reception to follow. Burial in the Amherst Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in Gerry's memory may do so to the Trinity St. Stephen's United Church or the charity of your choice.
Thomas "Tommy" Legere
Thomas "Tommy" Legere, 69 years of age, of Amherst, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Joggins, he was a son of the late Albert & Edna (Mawdsley) Legere.
Tommy retired from C.P. Rail where he worked for a number of years as a supervisor. Tommy was a musical man who loved singing, playing the guitar & fiddle. He also enjoyed fishing, reading, puzzles and scratch tickets. Tommy loved going for drives with his wife Mary and spending many hours at the Lower Cove beach, swimming and walking hand in hand with Mary. Above all else, he loved his wife, his daughters and his grandchildren.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Vandenburg; daughters, Tammy Bell (Mike), Tracy Legere both of Toronto ON; granddaughter Constance "Connie", Samantha; grandsons, Justin, Jordan & Gabriel; brother, David (Moira) of Keswick, ON; special niece, Kim Legere (Terry Patterson) of Joggins, NS; several other nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family of friends.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 667-8777 (70 Church St., Amherst, NS). No service by personal request.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association.
Isabel "Pop" Scopie
Isabel "Pop" Scopie, 98 years of age, of River Hebert passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2011 at the Drew Nursing Home, Sackville, while surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Portmouth, England she was a daughter of the late William & Isabel (Karley) Poplar.
Isabel was a member of St. Alban's Anglican Church. She was very well known as owner and operator of Pop's Grocery Store in Strathcona.
Isabel will be sadly missed by her daughters; June Porter (Stan) of Ottawa, ON, Ann Marie Gray (James) of St. Andrew's, MB; sons, Dean (Lorna) of Port Elgin, NB, David (Monica) of Ottawa, ON; twenty four grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren; daughter in law Alta Scopie, Halifax, NS
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Michael in 1968; sons, Donald, Robert, and John Wesley; brothers John and William, sister Mary Taylor "Sis".
Isabel's remains are resting at Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 667-8777 (70 Church St. Amherst, NS) with visiting hours on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Her funeral service will be held at the Furlong~Jones Chapel on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11 am, Rev. Father Kevin Stockall officiating. Burial will take place in the Hillside Cemetery, River Hebert East in the spring.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Willina "Willna" Bird
Willina "Willna" Bird, age 82, of Amherst, passed away peacefully in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Thursday, January 20, 2011.
Born in Milford, Mass, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Ruby (Allen) Wood.
She was assistant Post Mistress of the Nappan Post Office for over 30 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Nappan United Church, a former member of the church choir and for a number of years taught Sunday School. She was active in the community and was the local correspondent for the Citizen. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, Elizabeth Temple #6 and the Nomads. She was also a member of the True Blue Lodge #26.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Reta Hawkes, Amherst, NS, Betty Murray, Truro, NS, Kora Pfinder (Chuck), Orleans, ON, Monica Mitton (Danny), Point de Bute, NB; sons, Allan (Karen), New Glasgow, NS, Robert (Raelene), Amherst; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by a daughter, Verna Haynes, grandson, David Haynes, son in law, Daniel Degrange; the last surviving member of her immediate family, she was also predeceased by sister Cora Brackley and brothers William and Robert.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where visiting hours will take place on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 2 pm. Burial will take place in the Renwick United Church Cemetery in the spring.
Those wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so to the Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Society.
Melissa Dawn Burton
Melissa Dawn Burton, age 30, of Dartmouth, formerly of Amherst, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Claire Burton, Amherst, and the late Gordy Cook.
Melissa was a wonderful mother that loved and cared for her children. She enjoyed volunteering at her church. She was very easy going, smart, friendly and had a smile that would light up a room. She loved and was loved by her family very much. She will be dearly missed.
She will be sadly missed by her mother Claire Burton, Amhest, step-father David Longshaw, Lower Sackville, NS, her husband Justin Theriault, Dartmouth, her children Damien and Malakai; brother Brian, Amherst; sister Brittany, Amherst; niece Sophie, Amherst, maternal grandparents Merlin and Audrey Burton, Amherst several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are in care of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (906-667-8777) where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11 am.
Those wishing to make a donation in Melissa's memory may do so by giving to the family to support her boys.