BORDEN, Vernon Benjamin (67), Canso, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at home. Vernon was born in Antigonish on April 17, 1945, a beloved son of Edith (Johnson), of Canso and the late Stanley Borden. Vernon was a fisherman and worked on trawlers for many years. Dearly loved by friends and family, he is survived by his mother Edith, Canso; sisters, Jean Schrader, Canso; Ida Borden, Fredericton, NB; and Mildred Howe, New Glasgow; Anita Parker, Halifax and Carol Ann Parker, Lake Charlotte; brothers, Carl, Mt. Uniacke; Wayne and Russell, both of Hazel Hill; Kevin and John both of Canso; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Stanley, sister Judith and brothers, Lawrence “Buck”, Gary and Lorimer. Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, with Rev. David Wheeler officiating. Burial in Fourth Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Vernon may be made to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to: www.haverstocks.com.
MANTHORNE, Brenda Jean (59), Antigonish and formerly of Seal Harbour, died Sunday, May 5, 2013 in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital after a long and courageous battle. Born a daughter of Howard and Leonetta (Langille) Porter, Brenda was one of seven children and was raised in Country Harbour. She left home at a young age, eventually settling in nearby Seal Harbour. She held many jobs throughout her life, but the ones she loved most were that of loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Brenda lived her life with courage and strength, always putting others first. She was quick with a helping hand, always with an infectious smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Along with her parents, Brenda is survived by son Joey (Donna) Manthorne, daughter Casha (Bradley) Cruickshank and their father Frank Manthorne, grandchildren, Andrew, Mallory, Adam, Alex, Hanna, Ella and Sophie; sisters, Debra (Wendall) Hudson, Coreen (Brian) Kaiser and Wanda Doyle; brothers, Ricky (Darla) Porter and Donnie (Phoebe) Porter; half-sister, Sherlyn Porter and brother-in-law Ronnie Doyle, as well as many nieces, nephews and a large extended family of loved ones. Brenda was predeceased by her brother Kenny Porter, maternal grandparents Percy and Erna Langille, paternal grandparents Stanley and Margaret Porter and parents-in-law Stanley and Theresa Manthorne. Funeral service was held Friday at 11 a.m. in Seal Harbour United Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Manthorne officiating; private family committal following. Memorial donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society Lodge that Gives, Halifax, or St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Progressive Care Unit, Antigonish. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Murphy, as well as all the staff of the St. Martha’s Hospital Progressive Care Unit, for the extraordinary and generous care they have provided over the past several years. Funeral arrangements under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home Ltd., Country Harbour. Online condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.