DEAN (Higgins), Deborah Ann – 1950 – 2015, Wittenburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in her sleep. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of Carl and Vera (Smith) Higgins. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. Debbie or “Deb”, as she preferred to be called, will be fondly remembered for her kind and caring nature, devotion to family and friends, resilience, resourcefulness, her desire to help others, and always committing herself completely to the task at hand. Debbie’s career consisted of various positions throughout her lifetime, most notably as proprietor of Dean’s Canteen, a small community convenience store during the 1980s. For many years, she volunteered her time to Mountain View Cemetery, acting as its treasurer and assisting in its maintenance and groundskeeping. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Darrell), Greenfield, Queens Co.; Courtney (Allison); grandsons, Aden and Carter, all of Empress, Alta.; sisters, Linda (Edgar) Moore, Lake Egmont; Donna (Donnie) Smith, Alberta; Carla (William) Sheehy, Shubenacadie; Gloria (Murray) Teepell, Antrim; Sheila Higgins (Dale Cox), South Branch; Darlene (Robert) Pickles, Chaswood; brothers, Richard (Stephanie), Wittenburg; Reginald (Elaine), Dean; Timothy (Ellen), Truro; John, Alberta; father, Carl, Wittenburg; numerous nieces, nephews, and their children. Deborah is also survived by dear and lifelong friend, Helena Castle, Wittenburg, who was loved as an eighth sister. She was predeceased by her mother, Vera; husband, Milton; sister, Dixie; and brothers, Allison and Darrell. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Wittenburg, on June 30 at 7 p.m., with Pastor Robert Vaughan officiating. Memorial donations may be made to IWK Foundation or a children’s charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
DILLMAN (McMullin), Jennie Victoria – 80, Cooks Brook. It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our loving mother, Jennie Victoria (McMullin) Dillman in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro on March 30, 2015, with her family by her side. Born in Lake Egmont, she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Nina (Bell) McMullin. Besides raising her family, she supported her husband Vincent in his business endeavours. Mom ran the community store and gas bar in Cooks Brook for several years. She opened her home and heart to anyone in need. She was a loving mother to daughters, Betty Carroll, Cooks Brook; Dale (Billy) Singer, Cooks Brook; Sheila (Frank) Dearman, Cooks Brook; Wanda Bellefontaine, Middle Musquodoboit; her pride and joy were her grandchildren, Tina Begbie, Mitchell and Matthew Carroll, Paul, Christopher and Nicholas Taylor, Brandon, Ryan and Cory Dearman, Sara and Derek Bellefontaine and great-grandchildren, Vanessa Begbie, Annabel and Dario Carroll, Veigha Taylor, Robyn, Jonah and Autumn Dearman, she is also survived by sister, Grace McMichael and brother, Stanley (Eva) McMullin, and a very special person in her life, Linda Dillman. Jennie also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent; son, Wayne; and infant sons, Kevin and Michael, sisters, Aileen and Gladys. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service was held April 4, in Ettinger Funeral Home, Rev. Dr. Linda Yates officiated. Spring interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Lake Egmont. Special thanks to the staff of the 3rd floor at the Truro Hospital. Memorial donations to the Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Nuttall Hill Cemetery or a charity of choice. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Jennie may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com
McCULLY, Doreen Jean “Buddy” – 83, Falmouth, formerly of Hantsport, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2015, in the Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth. Born on February 14, 1932, in Moncton, NB, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Hilda (Livingston) Dixon. Buddy was a graduate of Halifax Children’s Hospital in 1954. Although never making a career of nursing, she used her skills to raise five children. She was a dedicated volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross, IODE and UNICEF. Buddy was a member of the Hantsport Baptist Church and she enjoyed travelling with Len and family in the trailer and to many parts of the world. She is survived by children, Cathy (Ian) Dunbar, Hantsport and children, Morgan (Kiley) and Christopher Dunbar; Michael (Janice Lapierre), Moncton, NB; John (Colleen), Oakfield and children, Joel, Shaun (Rosa) and Ashleah McCully; Lynn (Norman) Purdy, Rothesay, NB and children, Lauren and Ian Purdy; Nancy (Maxwell) Butt, Panama and children, Cassandra and Kurtis Butt; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Jersey, Emilia and Isaac; sister, Carole (Bill) McCaw, Moncton, NB; brother, Raymond (Pat) Dixon, Sackville, NB; nieces, nephews and extended family. Besides her parents, Buddy was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Douglas “Len” McCully; brothers, John and Walter Dixon. Arrangements were entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Windsor. There was no visitation by request. Funeral service took place March 30, in Hantsport Baptist Church, Rev. Debra Mosher officiated, assisted by Rev. Mark Hunter. Private family interment in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Donations in memory of Buddy may be made to the IWK Foundation, PO Box 9700, Halifax NS B3K 6R8 or Hantsport Baptist Church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
PARNELL, Linda Edna Maxine – 60, Mill Village, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, with her loving husband by her side. Born in Liverpool, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Lillian (Clattenburg) Rogers. Linda enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, baking and cooking such as pickles and preserves. She also enjoyed watching her aquarium as well as fishing with her husband Clarence. Her favorite music artist was Johnny Cash and she was known to tell the best jokes. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Clarence; daughter, Crystell (Todd) Wefer, Liverpool; son, Peter Wolfe (Lisa Hirtle), Fort McMurray, AB; grandson, Brett Wefer; step-daughter, Amber, Halifax; step-son, Ashley, Bridgewater; sisters, Mary Stevens, Port Medway; Cathy (Herbert) Carlson, Scarborough, ON; brothers, Norman (Wendy Feener), Brooklyn; Donald (Helen), Kamloops, BC; David, Liverpool; step-mother, Leah Rogers, Oromocto, NB.
She was predeceased by her sister, Cindy; brothers, Paul, William and Arnie. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Linda’s request, there will be a private family memorial service held at a later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
WILLIAMS, Edward – 62, Hammond Plains. It is with broken hearts that we sadly announce the passing of Edward Williams, at home, surrounded by family on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Born in Bedford, he was a son of the late James Thomas and Elivina (Ryan). He lived in Bedford for 40 years before moving to the Hammonds Plains area. He retired early due to his health. Ed worked for the Sisters of Charity at The Motherhouse for 31 years. Worked in his earlier years at Walkers Market and Bedford Discount Meat and Groceries. He was a very kind and loving man, who would help everyone. He was a member of Bedford Volunteer Fire Department. He was a foster parent for 15 years. He enjoyed his Sundays at church. He spent many years helping with the Sackville/Bedford Special Olympics with his daughter, Kristen. He enjoyed his many years of summer vacation in Prince Edward Island with family and friends. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Caroline (Lowe) Williams; sons, Paul (Charlene), Hammonds Plains; Jamie (Lisa), Enfield; special daughter, Kristen, at home; his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Allison, Alex, Hammonds Plains; Jayden and Kelton, Enfield; several nephews and nieces. His four-legged “Buddies” Sadie and Ottis will miss him. Ed was predeceased by his parents; brother, Albert; sister, Joan Lenihan and brother-in-law, Robert Lenihan; and special foster son, Joey Dowell. Cremation has taken place. Funeral took place April 1, in Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, Pastor Denn Guptill officiated. Donations may be made to Kristen Williams Trust Fund – account is at Teachersplus Credit Union, 36 Brookshire Court, Bedford. For online condolences, please visit www.tkbarnardfuneralhome.ca
WILSON, Elsie Evelyn “Georgie” – Halifax/Three Miles Plains, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Halifax on Saturday, March 28, 2015. A daughter of Lionel and Gwen (Cate) McLean, she was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on July 9, 1925. After finishing nursing school, she worked for a number of years while traveling throughout Europe and North America. Upon returning to New Zealand she married and immigrated to Canada in 1957 where she raised her family and later enjoyed work as a sales assistant in nurseries in the Annapolis Valley. Georgie is survived by children, Connie Brauer (Victor Harris), Falmouth; Cameron Wilson, Ottawa; Katrina Wilson, Peace River Alberta; Raef Wilson (Valerie), Fletchers Lake; John Wilson, Toronto; Dallas Wilson (Joe MacDonald), Windsor; grandchildren, Nicole and Barbara Brauer, Davia and Shannon Brown, Caitlin, Danielle and Allison Wilson, and Sabrinha Eladawy. She is predeceased by her husband, John Wilson and children, Virginia Wilson and Klaus Brauer. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of 5 Northwood Centre for their compassion and care. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Windsor. A funeral service celebrating Georgie’s life was held April 2, in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at the funeral home or by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
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