OBITUARIES

HEIGHTON, James Victor “Vic” (69), West Cooks Cove, Guysborough Co., passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018, at home surrounded by family. Vic was born on June 15, 1948, in Guysborough to Mary (Jamieson) and the late Henry Irving Heighton. Vic was known for many things but all who knew him were aware of his love for “old stories” of his many life adventures. All who heard his tales were sure to leave laughing. His life’s work was as a Journeyman Electrician. His love of the outdoors and hunting kept him vibrant and happy. Friends and the occasional visit by Captain Morgan Deluxe brought a twinkle to his eye! His sons were his pride and joy. In 2017, in his 14th year battling cancer, his undying mental strength allowed him to join several other senior bikers on an unforgettable trip of a lifetime to the Gaspe Coast. His attitude was “never say never”. Vic will be missed by so, so many. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Sharon (Doucette) Heighton; sons, Larry (Natasha Clyke), Halifax; Kyle, Porter’s Lake; mother, Mary (Jamieson) Heighton, Guysborough; siblings, Carol Ann (Al) Leonard, Ontario; Gerry (Evelyne) Jamieson, Guysborough; mother-in-law, Joan Campbell; sister/brother-in-law, Darlene and Reid Jamieson. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Amanda, Geoff, Alana, Jennifer, Kim, Cheryl-Ann, Sheena and their families, who will always have treasured memories of their beloved Uncle Vic. Besides his father, Vic was predeceased by his beloved sister, Marilyn "Marny" Richardson. Thank you to Karen Hoben of Palliative Care and Maureen Long of Continuing Care. No words can express our gratitude to Dr. Anita Foley for her care, compassion and friendship over the years. Vic had a very special spot in his heart for you, God Bless! Cremation has taken place. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 20, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough. A Celebration of Vic’s Life will follow from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough. Donations in Vic’s memory may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital Palliative Care or Continuing Care. Words of comfort may be forwarded to Vic’s family at www.haverstocks.com.

 

HENDSBEE, Wayne Paul, 79, of Antigonish, formerly of Half Island Cove, entered the presence of his Lord, Saturday, January 13, 2018. Wayne was loved dearly by so many relatives and friends and will be greatly missed. He loved the Lord and walked by faith until his Saviour took him home. He is survived by his daughter Shelia (Kevin) Scott, Windsor, Ontario; son, Lee (Annette), Greer, South Carolina; daughter-in-law Dianne, Antigonish; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Survived by brother, Bruce (Betty) Hendsbee, Sebring, Florida; sister, Joyce (Paul) Conrad, Halifax; sister-in-law, Ruby, Halifax; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Huntley and Amelia Hendsbee, his wife, Marion; son, Kevin; daughter, Charlene; grandson, Cameron, brother, Keith; and sister, Judy. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of funeral at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, Rev. Kevin Scott officiating. Interment to follow in Bayview Cemetery, Half Island Cove. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

 

SHEPPARD, Warren Edward Sr., passed away December 30, 2017 in Halifax. Born March 09, 1929, at Birchtown, Guysborough County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Elizabeth (Jackson) Sheppard. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family and the last remaining member of his community of Birchtown, Guysborough County. He worked in the forest industry for most of his life and operated a small personal farm based on his love of animals, especially horses. He is survived by sons Raymond (Bev) Sheppard, Dartmouth; David Sheppard, Halifax; William Joseph Jackson, Dartmouth and daughters Florence Sheppard of Dartmouth and Annette Gero of Hay River, NWT, nephew/brother George Jackson and stepson James H. Ashe (Donna) of Lincolnville. He is also survived by his stepchildren by his second wife Roberta (Owen) Penney, Glen Field and Billy Penney. Also surviving him are 18 grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Florence Hazel (Ashe) Sheppard and second wife Josephine (Penny) Sheppard, son Warren Edward Sheppard, Jr. aka Eddie and brothers George Sheppard and Freeman Izzard, and sisters May Sheppard-Murray, Arlene Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson and step-daughter Eunice Viola (Ashe) Clarke. Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Bethel United Baptist Church. Rev. Vance Arbeau and Rev. Elaine Walcott officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division. Online condolences may be viewed or sent to www.mattatallfuneralhome.com.

 

WOODINGTON, Mary “Gloria” (81), Little Dover, Guys. Co., passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, in the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. Gloria was born in Little Dover, Guysborough Co., on December 1, 1936; she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Alice (Horne) Barry. Gloria loved to spend time with her family and friends doing ceramics and playing Bingo. She was always willing to offer a helping hand to help where she could. Anyone that knew her couldn't help but love her. She was one remarkable lady who will be missed. She is survived by her husband, Claude Woodington, Little Dover; sons, Gerry (Heather) Woodington, Guysborough; Kevin Woodington, Leduc, AB; granddaughters, Kelly, Tiffany and Andrea Woodington; great-grandson, Richard. She was predeceased by her brothers, George P. Barry and James Barry; sisters, Annie (Allan) Munro, Margaret (Joe) Bellefontaine, Theresa (Tommy) Kiley and Genesta (Bill); father and mother-in-law, Claude and Annie Woodington, brothers-in-law, Everett Woodington and Albert Woodington. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gloria may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.