Herbert Joseph "Herbie" Legere, 91, of Springhill, passed away on Tuesday August 30, 2011 in High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill.
Born in Springhill, he was a son of the Late Daniel and Beatrice (Noiles) Legere.
Herbie sold dry goods and tickets door to door for many, many years and was a diehard Montreal Canadians hockey fan. He will long be remembered for his catch phrase "Would you like to buy a ticket?" He was a long time resident of the High Crest nursing home and will be dearly missed by the residents and staff there. He was a die hard Montreal Canadiens Fan.
He will be dearly missed by cousins and his family at High Crest Nursing Home.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, September 15, 2011 at High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill, with Father David MacDonald officiating.
Walter Bertram "Bert" Black
The death of Walter Bertram "Bert" Black, 84, of Little River, Cumberland County, occurred at the North Cumberland Hospital on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Born in Little River, Bert was the son of the late Ira Charles and Annie Isabel (Mitchell) Black.
During his early years, Bert operated delivery services in Cumberland and Colchester Counties. He also ran a log truck and snowplow for several years. Bert had worked at the Cobequid Lumber Company, and then at Robb Engineering until his semi-retirement in 1979 when he continued his farming. In addition, Bert enjoyed gardening, hunting, snowmobiling and 4-wheeler trips to the camp.
He will be sadly missed by four daughters, Marilyn Black, Amherst, Judy (nee Forrest) (Brad) McNeil, Brunswick, ME, Elaine (Rob) Simpson, Mount Pleasant, Lorraine (Michael) Keating, Roslin; four sisters, Neita Smith, Amherst, Marge Victor, Oxford, Jean Wallace, Halifax, Emma Henderson, Little River; two brothers, Rufus, Oxford and Jack, Little River; ten grandchildren, Jevon, James, Angela, Brad, Tia, Heidi, Allison, Jennifer, Kyle and Jenna, as well as 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Bert was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Lola (nee Cloney); a daughter, Joyce Lockhart; son-in-law, Brian Forrest; brother, Shirley; granddaughter Serena; great granddaughter, Emily; and his beloved dog, Wizard.
Honoring Bert's wishes, arrangements are under the care and supervision of W. Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water Street, Oxford (447-2167) from where visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Friday, September 16, 2011. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm from the funeral home on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Following the service, Bert will be laid to rest beside his wife in the Birch Grove Cemetery in Little River. A reception will follow at the Nazarene Church Fellowship Hall, Oxford.
As per his request, donations in Bert's memory can be made to the Birch Grove Cemetery.
Ronald Ivan Mattinson
The death of Ronald Ivan Mattinson, 69, of Oxford occurred suddenly in his home on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Ronald was a son of Ivan and Ferne Mattinson of Oxford.
Ron was a hard worker. He had been in construction for thirty years and had been self-employed for his last ten years until his retirement.
He will be sadly missed by his sons, Gregory (Brenda), of Oxford and Steven (Dawn), of Barrie, ON; one sister, Beatrice (Carl) Brander of Amherst; six grandchildren, Jordan (Ashley), Jacob, Blake, Cole, Dillan, Alyssa; and one niece, Sue (Ken) Walker, Amherst.
Besides his parents, Ron was predeceased by an infant brother, Douglas and one niece, Angela.
Honoring his wishes, Ronald's remains have been cremated under the care and supervision of W. Allen Funeral Home, 60 Water Street, Oxford (447-2167). There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford.
Donations in Ron's memory can be made to the charity of your choice.
Henry Gates, age 71, of River Hebert, passed away peacefully with family by his side, on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center. Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the Late John and Cora (Miller) Gates.
Henry was a resident of Gables Lodge for the last 5 years. He was a member of St. Albans Anglican Church, River Hebert. He worked as a sanitary engineer with the Municipality of Cumberland County and PBS, with 28 years of service. Henry was a loyal Elvis fan and enjoyed country music, as well as playing his guitar and singing. He also enjoyed movies, ball games, and taking time to socialize with people in the community.
Henry will be sadly missed by his sisters, Vera Mills and Cora Hoeg, both of Joggins, Doreen Hurley of Maccan, and Margie (Perry) White of Amherst; brothers, Harold (Emma) of River Hebert, and James of Kamloops, BC; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother Arthur, and a sister Annie Dauphinee.
Cremation has taken place under the care and supervision of Furlong - Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St, Amherst (667-8777), from where visitation will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from noon until 2 pm. A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 pm from the funeral home. Burial will take place in the River Hebert Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Henry may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Peggy Richard, 60 years of age, of Amherst, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre surrounded by her loving family. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of Layton Porter (Joan) & Eileen Ripley (Robert) all of Fenwick, N.S.
She was employed with RBC for 35 years. She was a very active member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association serving as treasurer. Peggy served on the board of directors for Small Options Organization. Peggy was a spokes person for Convoy for a Cure. She loved gardening, crib, darts. She enjoyed cooking and baking. A giving person, Peggy was always there to lend a hand. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.
Peggy will be greatly missed by her husband, David; daughters, Tera Mitchell (Chris) of Amherst, Angela Spicer of Amherst; sons, Eric Richard (Nadine) of Amherst, Sean Spicer (Heidi) of Sackville, NB, Daniel Spicer of Charlottetown, PEI; sisters, Debbie McKillop (Robert) of Boundary Creek, NB, Joanne Menzies (Jack) of Rusagonis NB, Kim Ripley of Fenwick, NS, Heather Ripley (Gordon) of Fenwick,NS, Charlene Nelson (Bruce) of Timberlea, NS; brother, Todd Ripley (Karrie) of Fenwick, NS; grandchildren, Seth, Cairo, Aurelia, Colin, Austin; many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Terry Ripley.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St. Amherst, NS, where the family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Furlong- Jones Chapel on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Rev.Byron Corkum officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Charles Nativity Cemetery, Amherst, NS.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
George Burgess Frances Newcombe
The death of George Burgess Frances Newcombe, 77, of Amherst, occurred at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on September 19, 2011. George was born in Nappan, NS and was a son of the late George and Blanche (Smith) Newcombe.
George had served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for twenty-seven years, and retired as Master Warrant Officer. He had been past president of the R.C.A.F. #105 Cumberland Wing and former office manager for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10. He was an avid gardener, his home on Lorne Crescent having been featured in a local yard tour and newspaper.
George will be sadly missed by his wife, Christella (Sprague); two daughters, Natalie Newcombe, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, PQ, Tanja (Keith) MacDonald, Amherst; five sons, George "Rick", Hamilton, ON, Tony (Lillian), Burlington, ON, Terry (Diane), Ontario, Lawrence, Ottawa, ON, and Sean, Amherst; a step daughter, Patrica Yates, Amherst; three sisters, Louise (Burton) Ripley, Port Howe, Charlotte (Aubrey) Boss, Tidnish, Beverly (Norman) MacDonald, Amherst; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Carl and Bob.
George's arrangements have been entrusted into the care and supervision of Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (667-8777). Honoring his wishes, the remains have been cremated. There is to be no visitation or funeral service.
Donations in George's memory can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the CRHCC.
Robert A. "Bob" Edgett
It is with deep sadness that we regret to announce the death of Robert "Bob" Edgett. Bob, 81, of Dorchester, passed away peacefully at the Sackville Memorial Hospital comforted by his family's presence on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
Born in Midgic Station, NB, he was a son of the late Harry and Bessie (Sears) Edgett.
Bob was an amateur boxer, starting in 1945 at the age of 15 until he turned 33 in 1978. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1949 until 1951. He won the Maritime Boxing Championship in 1949 and 1950 in the light heavy weight category and in 1954 and 1956 in the heavy weight category. He won the Quebec Golden Gloves in 1949 and won the Maine State Championship in 1962. He coached boxing for 58 years to boys, girls, men, and women from 1953 at Bob Edgett's Boxing Club. His club produced 15 Canadian Champions including Winter Games and Golden Gloves. He was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame and the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1977, the Sackville Sports Wall of Fame in 1989, and the Moncton Sports Wall of Fame.
In addition to his wife Hazel of Dorchester, he will be sadly missed by his sons Danny (Sandy), Moncton, Jay (Debbie), Dorchester, Larry, Memramcook; daughter Lindy Edgett, Nanaimo, BC; 5 grandchildren, Shannon, Benjamin, Martina, Adam and Danielle; 7 great grandchildren.
Arrangements are in care of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, NB (506-364-1300) where visiting hours will take place on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 2 pm. Burial will take place in the Sackville Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Bob's memory may do so to the charity of your choice.
Aubrey Frank Warren
Aubrey Frank Warren 58 years of Valley Road, Cumb. Co., passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the Late Gordon and E. Pearl (Mills) Warren.
Aubrey was educated in the Springhill schools and Cumberland Regional Vocational School. He was employed at Robb Engineering as a welder for 30 years and drove taxi as a fill in for 20 years. He enjoyed reading, gardening, his pets and being surrounded by family and friends.
Aubrey will be sadly missed by a brother, Oscar, Trenton, Ontario; special friend Kathy Gauci, daughters, Christine and Tania; grandson, Anthony, granddaughter, Lily; brother-in-law, Lawrence Sabean; several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Sabean and a brother Rodger.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361) where visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 12 noon until 4:00 pm followed immediately at 4:00 pm by a reception at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Aubrey's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
We are saddened to announce the death of Betty J. Trenholm, age 77, of Sackville. Betty passed away peacefully at the Sackville Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 25, 2011.
Born in Midgic, she was a daughter of the late Merville and Lillian (Crossman) Sears.
Betty worked many years at the Box Factory and then the Tribune Post. She was a dedicated member of the Midgic Baptist Church. She loved animals, especially her cat Tiger.
She will be sadly missed by her son Walter (Carol Brine), Sackville; 3 step-grandchildren, Gabriel, Hunter and Bret, Sackville; brothers Bill (Louise), Aulac and Ernest (Gwen), Sackville; brother-in-law Austin (Lois) Trenholm, Sackville, as well as many nieces and nephews
She was predeceased by her husband Allison; brother Forrest and sister Mildred Estabrooks.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St, Sackville, NB (506-364-1300) where visiting hours will take place on Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Midgic Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 2 pm, Rev Hal Lowther officiating. Burial will take place in the Midgic Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Betty's memory may do so to the Midgic Cemetery or the Cancer Society.