Mrs. Rebecca Carleen Parsons (Jollymore)
October 26, 1927 - February 26, 2008
PARSONS (Jollymore), Rebecca Carleen "Betty" - Sackville and Beaver Bank, born October 26, 1927, went with love to be with her heavenly family on February 26, 2008, after a courageous 13 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Betty was born and grew up in Mill Cove, Lunenburg Co., a daughter of the late Wilbert Melbourne "Dicky" and Hattie Mabel (Jennings) Jollymore. In her early years, Betty worked as a housekeeper and nanny and was then employed at the Canada Dry pop factory in Bedford. Following her love of children, she happily worked until her retirement for the Halifax County Bedford District School Board as a part-time janitor in Sackville. She was predeceased by both of her parents as well as older sister and brother-in-law, Laura (Cyril) Davis, and older brother, Lewis. She is survived by her husband, Arnold H. Parsons; her younger brother, Dennis (Edna); his children Gary, Carol and Stephen (Donna) and their children. Also surviving Betty is her niece (Laura's daughter), Marion (Wayne) Hickey. Betty made her home at Scotia Nursing Home for the past 13 years, where she received excellent care, developing a large circle of family and friends among the clients and staff. Thanks to past and present staff for the loving care and devotion. A special thank you to Julie and Eleanor who became her special night time angels. Betty enjoyed her life to the fullest of her abilities. In the early stages of her Alzheimer's journey, she was a constant companion of activity worker Elaine. She could often be seen in the community riding on the "Friends Bus". In the later stages, from her wheelchair, she enjoyed the many entertainers who volunteer at Scotia. We were thankful for Betty's ability to join in our lives and to participate in the community. In her honour, donations may be made to The Friends of Scotia Nursing Home Residents Society c/o Shirley Burke, Treasurer, 19 Cavalier Dr., Sackville, NS B4C 3K4. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, where the service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, followed by a reception. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Fox Point.
Merlin Estabrooks age 63, of Tidnish Cumberland County, died peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Upper Nappan, N.S.
Born in Amherst he was a son of the late Charles and Angeline (Thibodeau) Estabrooks.
Merlin was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed working with wood.
He is survived by his companion Marcella, one sister Hazel (Ernie) Willigar of East Mapleton and one brother Chester (Helen) of Amherst, step sons, Doug Richard of Tidnish and Gary Estabrooks of Amherst, step grandchildren Justin, Katie, Tyler and Riley and several nieces and nephews.
Merlin was predeceased by two sons Rodney and Vincent, sisters Irene Simmons, Mary Wheaton, Jean Cole and Margaret in infancy, two brothers Norman and Charles Jr.
Cremation has taken place.
There will be no vistitation or funeral service.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst, N.S.
Rita Helena McIntyre
Rita Helena McIntyre, South Bar, N.S., passed away March 26, 2003, in the New Waterford Hospital.
Born in South Bar, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Helena (MacPhee) McNeil.
Rita was a member of St. Alphonsus Church and the CWL.
Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Joseph; daughter, Sheila (Dave) Fraser, South Bar; four grandchildren, David (Danette), N.W.T., Andrew (Cathy), Low Point, Gerard (Roseanne), Balls Creek, Jason (Wanda), Frenchvale; six great-grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Cody, Amy, Danielle and David; several nieces and nephews.
Rita was predeceased by six sisters, Annie, Mary, Estelle, Laura, Griselda and Agnes, brothers, Rod and John.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Visitation is in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford, today (Friday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church, Victoria Mines, with Fr. Peter Golinski and Jim Attwood officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date.
George Joseph Arseneault
George Joseph Arseneault age 75, of Amherst died Thursday, March 27, 2003 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Upper Nappan, N.S.
Born in Amherst he was a son of the late Frank and Margaret (LeBlanc) Arseneault.
Georgie worked for Elliott's Carnival in his younger years.
He was as avid crib player and enjoyed hanging out at the Elm Tree Tavern and the A and W Restaurant.
Georgie is survived by two brothers Leo and Lawrence (Bertha) both in Ontario, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one sister Doris (Arseneault) LeBlanc and six brothers Arthur, Daniel, Francis, Walter, Ernie and Nappy.
His remains are resting at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst with visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Br. #10, Amherst will hold their service on Friday at 7 p.m.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. from Campbell's Chapel.
Interment will take place in the St. Charles-Nativity Cemetery, Amherst at a later date.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Alma Charlotte Young
Alma Charlotte Young age 83, of Centennial Villa, Amherst died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at the Villa.
Born in Springhill, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Reta (Thompson) Jones.
Alma was a member of Christ Church, Amherst. For a while she worked as Envelope Secretary, she was a member of the Alter Guild, a member of the A.C.W. group and the Bible Study. She had been Envelope Secretary at the Springhill Anglican Church for thirteen years before moving to Amherst.
Alma graduated from Business College in Truro in 1942.
She worked for T. Eaton Co. Limited for thirty one years as Supervisor of the Springhill Mail Order Office until its closure in 1975. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Alma is survived by her husband Wilmot.
She was predeceased by her sister Eileen Jardine and her brother Bill who was killed in the Springhill Explosion in 1956.
Her remains are resting at Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst with visiting on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from Christ Church, Amherst with The Rev. Charlotte Ross officiating.
Interment will take place in the spring in the Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
Donations in her memory may be made to Christ Church or the charity of your choice.