Chris Stewart was born on September 19th, 1975 in Truro Nova Scotia. Chris passed away at the age of 35 in Burns Lake, B.C.
Chris is survived by his wife Shannon ( Clint & Clay ), parents Lee & Phyllis, sons Brandon & Ashton, brothers Randy, Mike, Kevin, Ray and Darrell, sisters Marlene, Marilyn and Lorraine and many nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister Faye.
Chris lived for camping, 4 wheeling and his new found joy in fishing. He found his happiness in the outdoors, being on his boat with Shannon and sharing these times with his family, friends and his dogs Lily & Rocket.
Chris will be dearly missed by his wife, his family and all that knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be held at the W. Allen Funeral Home, Oxford, NS (902-447-2167) on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 2 pm. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Sunday from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service. Burial in the Thomson Station Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Chris` name may do so to the Cystic Fibrosis Society.
The death of Burris Scott, age 89, of Sackville and formerly of Baie Verte, NB, occurred at the Drew Nursing Home, Sackville on Friday, August 12, 2011.
Born in Baie Verte, he was a son of the late James and Gertrude (Belden) Scott.
Burris was a former elder in St. James United Church, Baie Verte for many years, and was an honorary member of Baie Verte Seniors Club. Through the years Burris served citizens of the area on the Esso Oil Truck and as a clerk at Home Hardware, Sackville.
Burris will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Edith, two daughters, Betty (Robert) Hunsley of LIttle River, Cumberland County, NS, Eleanor Scott of New Maryland, NB; sisters, Carrie Scott and Eileen Johnstone; two brothers, Vaughn and James; four grandchildren, Brianne, Blake, Christopher, and Mitchell; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one infant daughter, Esther Ellen; sisters Evelyn, Dora and Emma; two brothers, Joseph and Ralph.
Visitation will be held from the Jones Funeral Home, Sackville, (506-364-1300) 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Sunday. A funeral service will be held from the funeral home, Sackville on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 2 pm. Burial at Fernwood Cemetery Port Elgin.
Donations may be made to the Drew Nursing Home, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Harvey Gesner "Bigelow" Hunter, age 89, of Springhill, passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Saturday, August 13, 2011.
Born in New Glasgow, NS, he was a son of the late Morley "M.K." and Lillian (McLean) Hunter.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy. Following the war he returned to work with J.R. McLean's Bakery in Truro. In 1948 he and his wife moved with their first daughter to Springhill to open Bigelow's Bakery which remained in business until 1962. Their family was complete with the birth of their second daughter in 1949. He then went on to work for Correction Services Canada, Springhill in Food services until his retirement. Bigelow always put his family first, and adored his girls, his grandchildren and great grandchildren. An active member of the Springhill Baptist Church, he had a strong faith in the Lord, and a great love of music.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, the former Doris Ross, Springhill; his daughters Lynn (Omer) Bourgeois, River Philip and Bonnie (Allan) Stubbert, Springhill; grandchildren Bonnie (Andrew) Moore, Michael (Kim) Bourgeois, Billi-Jo (Mark) Warren, Aaron (Michelle) Stubbert, and Matthew (Charmaine) Stubbert; 10 great grandchildren; brother John (Gretha), Barrie, ON.
He was predeceased by brothers Leroy and George; sister Frances Chisholm and twin sister Blanche Ferguson.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361) where visiting hours will take place on Monday from 7 to 9 pm. Visiting hours will continue at the Springhill Baptist Church on Tuesday August 16 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral. The funeral service will take place at the church at 2 pm Tuesday, Pastor Paul Berry and Pastor Jack Briggins officiating. Burial will take place in the Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
Those wishing to make a donation in Bigelow's memory may do so to the Springhill Baptist Church, the Wallace River Baptist Church or the charity of choice.
Elda May Lowther
Elda May Lowther, age 92, of Leicester passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, August 15, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in East Leicester, she was a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Mabel E. (Carter) Hunsley.
Elda was a devoted Christian, very active in her church. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, a leader with the 4H, a member of the Quilters Guild and the Credit Union. She was the correspondent for the Oxford Journal, the Amherst Daily News and the Citizen for 40 years, up until her death. A very active volunteer she canvassed for many organizations and received volunteer of the year for Oxford in 1998. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, Nomads of Arvudaka, the Rebekah Lodge, the Travelers, the Oxford Pioneers Club and the Cumberland County Seniors Council. She loved to quilt, win at Scrabble, play cards, tend her flowers, and cook. Above all else came her family who adored her and miss her greatly.
She will be sadly missed by her son Borden (Marjorie "Betty"), Warren; daughters Mabel (Harold) Lowther, Oxford, Diane (Richard) Wood, Riverview, NB, Vivian (John) Warwick, Leicester, Mary Ellen (Ross) Lusby, Amherst, Helen (Rick) Estabrooks, Brookdale; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother-in-law Elvie Lowther, Leicester; several nieces and nephews and her special cat Meg.
She was predeceased by her husband Norman, 1 grandchild and 1 great grandchild; brothers Russell, Carl and Everett and sisters Alice Spidel and Annie Bird.
Arrangements have been entrusted to W Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water St, Oxford, NS (902-447-2167) where visiting hours will take place on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 2 pm from the Little River Baptist Church, Rev. Morley Bentley and Pastor Chris Greer officiating. Burial will follow in the Leicester Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Elda's memory may do so to the Leicester Cemetery, with whom Elda acted as Secretary-Treasurer for 52 years, or the Little River Baptist Church.
Hilda Sarah McCormick
Hilda Sarah McCormick, 90 years, of Springhill, ended a long and productive life filled with love, friends and family on Monday, August 15, 2011 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan. Born in Joggins, she was a daughter of the Late Charles and Louisa (Pollard) Tower. She was the last surviving member of her family.
Hilda was a homemaker, she enjoyed her home, baking, knitting slippers and mitts, working in the garden and most of all she was a shopaholic. With the help of the home care staff she continued to live independently in her home.
She was well loved and will be deeply missed by daughter Judy (Doug) Austin, Montreal; daughter-in-law, Virginia McCormick, Springhill; grandsons, Mark (Angel) McCormick, Leo (Chantal) McCormick; Dan (Fiona) Austin, Charlie (Kelly) Austin; granddaughter, Dianne (Doug) Rice, also survived by ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including special niece Nancy (Alan) Dill; special neighbors, Linda and Leo Dunphy and friend Linda Jackson.
She was predeceased by the love of her life Danny McCormick, who at the time of his death on September 1990 were married 53 years; son, Roger; brothers, Charles "Bus" Tower; sisters, Eva, Clara Mae and Doris.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361) where visitation will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Thursday, August 18, 2011. Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 19, 2011 from the Funeral Home with Pastor "Dan" Daniel Austin officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill, N. S.
The family would like to thank the staff of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their thoughtful, compassionate kindness shown to Gran and her family.
If so desired, donations in Hilda's memory may be made to GOVRC or to the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre.
Mary Ann Claire Lorette
The death of Mary Ann Claire Lorette, 74, of Sackville occurred suddenly at her home on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Mary Ann was born in Sackville and was a daughter of the late Camille and Eva (Bourque) Lirette.
She had been a secretary for over 24 years and had been employed with Mount Allison University. Mary Ann greatly enjoyed the arts. Her dearest love was to paint and as a young girl she enjoyed playing the piano. She spent most of her life living and caring for her parents until their deaths.
She is a member of Saint Vincent's Roman Catholic Church in Sackville.
Mary Ann will be sadly missed by a brother, Eloi of Sackville; 2 sisters, Justine (Gussie) Amero, Dartmouth and Dorette (Fred) Hopkins, Sackville; her special niece Beth Hopkins of Westcock; as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Gurney, Desmond, and Albert; two sisters, Jacqueline Goguen and Theresa Cormier, and a nephew, Brent Amero.
Mary Ann's family would like to extend a special thank you to Marjorie and Christopher Lorette for always being there for her whenever she needed them. Also, thank you to special neighbour, Cora Sears for helping Mary Ann these past months.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville (364-1300) from where visitation will be held 7-9 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 and on Thursday from 1 pm until the time of departure. A funeral service for Mary Ann will be held at 3 pm on Thursday from Saint Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, Sackville. Father Allison Carroll officiating.
Donations in Mary Ann's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Margaret E. Patterson
Margaret E. Patterson, age 90, of Sackville, passed away peacefully at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Thursday, August 18, 2011 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Centrevillage, NB, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Gertrude (Babcock) Estabrooks.
Margaret was a great caretaker of friends and family. She often opened her home to those in need and looked after many relatives in their final years. She was very active with her church and always contributed in any way she could. She was the Supervisor of Maintenance at Mount Allison UniversityShe will be dearly missed by her sons, Austin (Peggy), Kitchener ON, Bill (Diane), Point du Chene, NB, Dale (Carolyn), Sackville, NB; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters Jean (Doug) Chase, Pugwash, NS and Bernice Barclay, Amherst, NS; sister-in-laws Jean Estabrooks, Riverview, NB and Ruth Estabrooks, Midgic, NB.
She was predeceased by her husband William; granddaughter Sabrina Patterson; brothers Frank, Ray, Nelson and sister Annie Estabrooks.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300) where visiting hours will take place on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11 am, Pastor Morris Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Moncton, NB.
Those wishing to make a donation in Margaret's memory may do so to the Salem Baptist Church, the Midgic Cemetery, or the charity of your choice.
D. James MacGregor
The death of Donald James MacGregor, 79, of Sackville occurred at the Drew Nursing Home on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, James was a son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Bristol) MacGregor.
James was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his daughter Erika Keenan as well as her husband Randy Keenan and their two children, James's grandchildren, Megan and Ethan. Erika is the daughter of Celine Bourgain. James is also survived by his sister Dorothy Scarbro.
James's remains have been cremated under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, Sackville, NB (364-1300). There will be no visitation. A graveside committal service will be held at St. Vincent's Holy Rosary Cemetery at a later date. Father Allison Carroll officiating.
At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made to the Drew Nursing Home, Sackville.