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CROSS, Lisa Diane (Gillespie) – February 20, 1960 – July 14, 2014, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Mount Uniacke. Lisa was the middle child of Robert and Norma Gillespie of Halifax. She will be sadly missed by her partner of 15 years, fiancé Rick Bennett; sons Mathew and Nathan (father Jerry Cross); sister Janet (Brian); brother Paul; nieces Sara Thomas (Ben) and Rhonda Wood (John); in-laws John and Priscilla Cross; and special friend Shirley MacKinnon. Lisa grew up in Dartmouth and attended Prince Andrew High School as well as Dartmouth Vocational School. Despite living in Sault Ste. Marie, northern Ontario for two years, Lisa’s heart was always in Nova Scotia. She loved animals deeply and her desire was to live on a farm in her native province. Above all, she enjoyed being surrounded by loved ones and friends at family gatherings. Lisa was an avid and accomplished bowler and enjoyed playing Scotch Doubles with her dad. She was a long-time, and much-valued, employee at Staples Inc. (and previously Shell Canada) where she consistently excelled at her job. Having struggled with diabetes and a heart condition over many years, Lisa showed remarkable strength in overcoming many illnesses and setbacks. Cremation has taken place under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3P 1K6. A funeral mass was held on Friday, July 18th at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Purcells Cove Road, reception followed. Burial at a later date. Donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

ETTINGER, Arthur Burton “Art” – 84, Bible Hill, formerly of Noel, passed away on July 12, 2014, in Vimy Court Nursing Home, Bible Hill. Born in Noel on December 9, 1929, Art was a son of the late Harry and Madge (Davis) Ettinger. Art was a veteran of the Korean War. Art is survived by his wife, Irene (Perry), of Noel; his son, Bert (Colleen), of Nine Mile River; his grandchildren, Courtney, Ashley, Brad (Miranda); his brothers, Keith, Noel, Vic, and Wayne; his sisters, Dot, Doris, and Linda; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A private family committal service was held on Saturday, July 26, in Noel Cemetery, Noel, Rev. Natalie Buchanan-Rutherford officiated. Donations in Art’s memory may be made to Noel Fire Department. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Vimy Court and to Dr. T. Locke for their compassion and care. Arrangements were entrusted to J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Highway 354, Kennetcook. Visit our website at to sign the guest book and send private condolences.
KEEN, Emerson Chester – 76, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2014, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after succumbing to Alzheimer’s. Born in Marshalltown, he was the son of the late Chester and Marjorie (Marshall) Keen. Emerson moved to Stewiacke in the early 1960’s where he began his surveying career and eventually started E.C. Keen Land Surveying Limited. He was a member of the Stewiacke Masonic Lodge, and former member of Stewiacke Recreation and the Stewiacke Fire Department as well as a former Town Councillor. He enjoyed being a scout leader for many years. He loved to go camping, walking and skiing. Survived by his wife, Jackie (Pickles); children, Ralph (Sylvia), Allains Creek; Jamie (Kim), Upper Clements; Michael, Stewiacke; Tom (Lucille), Morinville, Alta; Jennifer (Danny) Fisher, Upper Musquodoboit; grandchildren, Amanda (Christopher), Jessister, Kassy, Katie and Madelyn; Great-granddaughter, Vela; his siter, Jenny Keen (Robert Burke), Dartmouth. Visitation was Thursday, with a funeral service on Friday, all in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Hwy. 2, Shubenacadie. Donations in memory of Emerson may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or The Arthritis Society. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Emerson may be shared with the family at

PARKER, Darla Juliet – 51, Shubenacadie, passed away July 10, 2014, peacefully, at home surrounded by family. Born in Kennetcook, she was a daughter of the late Viola “Sis” and Scott Singer. Darla had been employed with Chignecto Central Regional School Board for the last 11 years. What Darla held most dear and precious was her immediate family, close friends, and making people smile. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Leslie; daughters, Kaitlyn, Sydnee (Carey); son, Colby; sisters, Rosalyn Grant (Downey), Helen Barkhouse (Lennie), Valerie Simm, Pat Leighton (Blair), Charlene Fraser (Jimmy); brothers, Doug Singer (Margo),Keith Singer (Joanne), Jim Singer (Angie): mother and father-in-law, Kay and Lester Parker; sisters-in-law, Carla Clarke (David), Lori Higgins (Todd); several nieces and nephews. Cremation was entrusted to Ettinger Funeral Home. There was no visitation or funeral service at Darla’s request. Family and friends gathered at 8 JP Lane, Shubenacadie, on Monday, July 14, to remember Darla. Thank you to the emergency nurses and 2nd floor staff of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Also, special thanks to the East Hants VON staff for their wonderful care over the past several months. Donations in Darla’s memory may be made to IWK Health Centre. Condolences, words of comfort, and memories of Darla may be shared with the family at
WHITE, Laura – 66, Shubenacadie, passed away suddenly at home on July7, 2014. Born in Shubenacadie, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Elsie (Turple) McCulloch. She was a pillar of the community. Her laughter will be remembered by the people who were blessed to hear it. Some will wonder if her stories were true as she was known to fire off a yarn or two. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, full of inspiration. She leaves behind daughter, Karen (Robin) Lattie; son, Malcolm; beautiful grandchildren, Alyssa and Renaye; sisters, Phyllis and Lucy; brothers, Rodney and Rollen. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray White. Creamation has taken place under the direction and care of Ettinger Funeral Home. There will be no visitation or funeral service by Laura’s request. Graveside committal will take place at a later date. Donations in Laura’s memory may be made to Shumilacke Food Bank or Lighthouse Ministries. Condolences, words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family at

WHITE, Suzanne Marie – 41, Upper Kennetcook, passed away on July 16, 2014 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was a daughter of Sharon (Reyno) Quenneville and the late Alain Quenneville. Suzanne was a graduate of J.L. Ilsley High School. Suzanne is survived by her husband, Chris White, of Upper Kennetcook; her children, Ethan and Emma, both at home; her sister, Lynn (Shawn) Miller, of Gore; her brother, Marc (Kelly) Quenneville, of Sackville; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2 pm at the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Kennetcook. Rev. Angus R. MacDonald officiated, followed by interment at the St. James Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Noel Road. Donations in memory of Suzanne may be made to the St. James Presbyterian Church or the Cemetery Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Highway 354, Kennetcook. Phone 902-362-2440 or please visit our web site at to sign the guest book and send private condolences.

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