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BOND, Robert Frederick – 1917-2014, Upper Nine Mile River, Hants Co., passed away peacefully Aug. 16, 2014 at Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, Halifax, NS. He was in his 97th year. Robert was born in Upper Rawdon and lived all his life in the areas of Upper Rawdon, East Gore and Upper Nine Mile River. He was the eldest son of Harry and Muriel (Custance) Bond. Robert was a Veteran of WWII and belonged to the West Nova Scotia Regiment and the Algonquin Regiment. During his time in England, he met and married Dorothy Hooper, the love of his life. After recovering from a serious wound inflicted at Caen, France in 1944, Robert returned home to a farming life and was followed a few months later by Dorothy and their baby son, Michael. In 1956, Robert and Dorothy left the farm and bought a small store in East Gore which Dorothy ran, while Robert went to work as a carpenter until his retirement. Robert was a dedicated family man and very community minded. He was a member of the Upper Rawdon United Church and past Elder. In his retirement years, he enjoyed bowling, gardening, trailering and golfing at Ken-Wo Golf Club where he achieved a Hole-In-One. As a widower, Robert continued to enjoy frequent trips to Tim Horton’s, especially when accompanied by his nephew, Gregory Bond. Robert could always be called upon to assist anyone that needed help. He was very generous with his time and always enjoyed gatherings with his family and friends. Robert is survived by a son, Michael (Donna), Kingston, NS; a daughter, Marilyn (Charlie) Baldwin, Dartmouth, NS.; beloved grandchildren, David (Whitney), Ottawa, ON; James (Holly), Dartmouth; Tina Bond-Morse, Kingston; Christopher (Sarah) Baldwin, Dartmouth; Patricia Baldwin, Truro; Lisa Baldwin, Dartmouth; great-grandchildren, Michael, Oliver and Elena Bond, Emily Bond and Rachel Morse; brothers, James (Elsie); Donald (Jean); sisters, Marjorie Weir and Mary Withrow. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Dorothy, and brothers Carl, Lloyd and Gordon. The family wishes to thank the Staff of 3West at Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, Halifax for their assistance over recent years with Robert’s excellent care; also, many thanks to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for their timely professionalism and assistance with Robert’s requirements. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Funeral Service was held August 21, 2014 at Upper Rawdon United Church. A reception was at the Upper Rawdon Fire Hall following the service. Donations may be made to the Upper Rawdon United Church or a charity of your choice. Condolences, words of comfort and remembrances of Robert may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com
BOYLE, Eugene Stephen – 71, of Afton passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 19, 2014. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Thompson and Irene (Murphy) Boyle. Eugene worked as an electrician for most of his life acquiring his Red Seal in 1970. For the last number of years he was Electrical Supervisor with Walker’s Electric. He enjoyed gardening and could even boast he had one of the most beautiful gardens in Afton. He also enjoyed time spent hunting at the old homestead in Merland. And above all, he adored his seven grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jeannie (Bowie); son, Bradley (Sarah), Afton; grandchildren: Dalton, Autumn, Alex, Shamus, Audrey, Cora and Andy; brothers: Joe (Margaret), Afton; Jimmy (Louise), Truro; sisters: Margie Prosser, Enfield; Cathy (Don) Beck, Annapolis Valley; Pat Alexander, Lethbridge, Alta; sisters in law: Louise, Afton and Maureen, Antigonish; brother in law, Maurice Pitts, Truro. He was predeceased by brothers, Johnny and Buddy and sister, Helen and an infant sister; brothers-in-law Albert Prosser and Bruce Alexander. Funeral Mass was in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie on August 23, Father John Barry presided. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society; St. Peter’s Church Fund or St. Patrick’s Church, Merland. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
COBURN, George Richard – 63, of Mount Uniacke, Hants County, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on November 18, 1950, in Kentville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Jim Coburn and Doris (Saulnier) Coburn-Waye.
George was a member of the Canadian Forces for several years, and had also worked in the salvage and recycling business in Edmonton, Alberta. George was a kind-hearted man who was liked by everyone that knew him. He is survived by daughter, Amanda, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Kassidy; step-daughter, Tracey MacDonald, Dartmouth; brother, Gerald (Sandra) Coburn, Hantsport; sister, Linda Patterson, Hantsport; aunt, Gladys Arenburg, Windsor; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepfather, Harry Waye; brother, Donnie Coburn; nephew, Joey LeCouter. Funeral service was held August 21, 2014, in Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel, with Helen L. Lindsay celebrant. Interment will be held at a later date. Donation in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MEUSE, Elizabeth “Aunt Libby” – 86, Sipekane’ Katik (Indian Brook) First Nation, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born at home in Elmsdale, Libby moved to Indian Brook at the age of 2, where she lived her whole life. She was the youngest of 18 children. Aunts Lib’s caring, and loving ways saw a pot of hot tea on all day and her home open for those who needed help or wanted a loving environment to visit. Every visitor who came to her door never left hungry. A keeper of history of the community, many sought out her knowledge to learn more about their connection and family. Libby was a skilled crafts person, and many of her creations are on display in various places. She shared her skills of basket making, bead work and quill work to many. Aunt Lib would share stories and laughter while playing Skipo over a cup of tea. She is survived by her children Elizabeth (Anthony) Nevin, Philomena (Harold) Morrison; 19 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; niece/sister Annie (Ronnie) Paul. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph (Sobey) Meuse, daughter Linda, sons William “Yogi”, and Joseph “Junnie” Meuse. Service was August 21 in St. Kateri Roman Catholic Church, Sipekane’ Katik (Indian Brook), Father Tom Kurudeepan O.M.I. officiated. Interment in the Community Cemetery. Following the committal service a salite and meal was held at the Community Centre. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Libby may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com “She was looking for her fiddler, hope Dad learn’t how to play the fiddle because she’s with her fiddler.”
SCOTT, Richard Carl Sutton “Earl” – 95, of Stewiacke, passed away August 20, 2014, in the Truro Hospital. Born at home in East Gore, Hants Co., on December 7, 1918, he was a son of the late Ansel Scott and Annie (Murphy) Scott and is survived by his wife, Connie (Kavanagh); daughters, Pat Hill, Cathy (Leo Little), Shari (John Crouse); son, Fred (Charlene); eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Erva (Hiltz) and sister, Kathleen (Bob Robson). At a young age he worked with his father’s trucking company, and from there he worked in Kentville as an embalmer at his uncles funeral home. During the war he was stationed on St. Paul Island as a Wireless Operator. He then went to CJCH and CBC where he retired as a radio technician. While living in Spryfield he was a volunteer firefighter. His hobbies were gardening and rug hooking. He will be missed by us all. There will be no funeral services as his wishes were to have his remains donated to Dalhousie science. Cremation and burial to be held at a later date.
TOBIN, Eric Arthur – 84, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Moncton, NB. Born in Dartmouth, he was the son of the late Oscar and Gladys (Bailey) Tobin. Eric graduated from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, with a BA, magna cum laude. Following almost 16 years employment in sales and management with Robert Morse Corporation, in Halifax, Mr. Tobin became an employment counselor with the Canada Manpower Centre in Moncton in 1966. At retirement in 1991, he was Chief, Regional Planning, Manpower and Immigration. For several years, he was a volunteer with Moncton Minor Hockey and Moncton Lions Minor Baseball, serving as coach, coordinator, umpire, and on the executive of both organizations. He was a founding member and treasurer of Family Mediation New Brunswick. He is survived by son Jim (Darlene), Atlanta, GA; daughters Shannon (Darrin) Lantz, Chester; Shelagh, Moncton, NB, and Karen (Peter Christiansen), Oakville, ON; grandchildren Paige, Claire, Sarah, Eric and Sintayehu. He was predeceased by his sister Anna Claire and former wife Doreen Marie (Veinotte). A gravesite service was held in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Dartmouth on August 18. Online condolences can be made via www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
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