OBITUARIES

CASHIN, Jean Elizabeth (82), formerly of Canso and Port Felix, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Ella (Rogers) Bond of Canso. She is survived by her sons James of Port Felix and Gary (Suzanne) of Mulgrave, grandsons Robert of Port Felix and Gregory (Kim) of Cape George and one great- granddaughter Rhylin of Cape George. She is also survived by her sisters Gareth Ella (Danny) of Halifax, Shirley Joyce (Curtis) of Sackville and brothers Joseph Bond (Donna) of Shelburne, Edward Bond (Florence) of New Glasgow and James Bond of British Columbia. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Joseph Corneilus (Neil) Cashin and daughter, Angela; sisters, Margaret, Helen, Joan, Pauline and Carol and brothers, Lloyd, Nelson, Ellsworth and Douglas. Jean enjoyed the outdoors, spending a lot of time with her husband at their camp back by the lakes. She especially loved baking, going for drives and had a big fondness for candy, especially suckers. She kept the staff at Milford Haven busy bringing her suckers all day and they eventually gave her the nickname “Lollipop”. Her family would like to thank all the wonderful Home Support workers and nurses that came to our house to help take care of Jean when she lived in Canso. We would also like to thank our good friends and former neighbours Ray and Judy White in Canso who were such a huge support. It always put a smile on Jean’s face when Judy came for a visit. A very special thank you to the staff and nurses at Milford Haven Home for Special Care who took such great care of Jean for the last two years. In keeping with Jean’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Any donations can be made in Jean’s memory to the Nova Scotia Alzheimer’s Society, Nova Scotia Lung Association or the Milford Haven Home for Special Care. Arrangements under the care of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

 

DOYLE (Casey), Ruth Evangeline (97), Little Dover, Guysborough Co., died peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. She was born on July 20, 1920, in Little Dover and was the beloved daughter of the late John and Lena Casey. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Landry (Ralph), Theresa Turnbull (Phil), son Gerry Doyle (Dawn), as well as her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her sister Ruby Horne (Ambrose) and daughter-in-law Verna Doyle. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Doyle, son Eddie Doyle, sisters and brothers, Nora, Lucy, Eileen, Bernice, Pauline, Carl, Harry, Del and Clyde. Ruth thoroughly enjoyed life with her family and friends and all of the children she taught over the years brought her joy and delight. She and husband Frank took their children on an amazing journey across Canada involving many exciting adventures. She was loved by so many and respected by everyone who knew her. She touched and inspired so many lives and showed her faith through her words and actions. Her children and grandchildren thought of her as their rock, the person to go to about anything. Her husband adored her and she has so many nieces and nephews that she loved and guided. Her family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough, for the warmth and kindness they always provided. Funeral mass was Tuesday from St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Little Dover, with Father Jonathan Nnajiofor officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Parish, St. Agnes Cemetery Fund or to Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.

 

HENDSBEE, Marion Isabel (70) of Antigonish, formerly of Half Island Cove, entered the presence of her Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Marion was loved dearly by so many relatives and friends and will be greatly missed. She loved the Lord and walked by faith until her Saviour took her home. She is survived by her husband Wayne, daughter Shelia (Kevin) Scott, Windsor, Ontario; son Lee (Annette), Greer, South Carolina; daughter-in-law Dianne, Antigonish; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by five brothers, four sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents George and Marguerite Hendsbee, son Kevin, daughter Charlene, grandson Cameron, two sisters and one brother. Funeral service was held Monday in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish, Rev. Kevin Scott officiating. Internment in Bayview Cemetery, Half Island Cove. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

 

MATTIE, Simon “Russell” (83) of Mattie Settlement, Antigonish Co., passed away on Monday, Sept 4, in Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. Born in Mattie Settlement, he was a son of the late Simon and Hattie (Delorey) Mattie. Russell was known for hauling and trucking pulp and hardwood, with his own trucking company, for over 30 years. After spending many long hours on the road with his truck, any spare time was spent in the woods cutting pulp, hardwood, or working on his Christmas trees. Over the years he was in many associations dealing with the forestry industry. He loved to play cards, go to concerts, dances, and listen to fiddle music. He travelled to numerous places through the Maritimes and to Newfoundland, Ontario, Alberta, Florida and Boston. He is survived by his children, Danny (Renata Bouchie), Afton; Wanda (Glenn) MacDonald, Afton; Carson, Linwood; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Marcus, Afton and Kiana, Ontario; sisters Kathleen (late Victor) Boucher, Williams Point; Josephine (late Edward) Tate, Mattie Settlement; Theresa (late Joseph) Guthro, Auld’s Cove; Dora (Clarence) MacDonald Auld’s Cove; sister-in-law Theresa Mattie, Antigonish, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Berkley (Louise) Mattie and Walter Mattie. Funeral Mass was held Thursday in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, Reverend John Barry presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements under the direction of C. L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

 

SILVER, Jacqueline Mary Rose (Walsh) (70). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and Grammie, Jacqueline Mary Rose (Walsh) Silver, on September 7, 2017, in Sherbrooke. Jackie was born in Waverley, on April 6, 1947. Growing up, she loved singing with various bands and groups including Woodies Termites, and laughing with her friends. She attended Mount Saint Vincent University for secretarial studies and moved to Sherbrooke at the tender age of 21, where she became a fixture in the community. She first worked at the telephone office and then later at St. Mary’s Rural High School as a secretary. Jackie had a passion for helping others in her community by volunteering with the RecPlex, Lions Club, Goldenville 4x4 Association, the Catholic Church, the lunch program at St. Mary’s Elementary, and anywhere else she was needed. She loved spending time with her best friend Edith (who was more of a sister), a good competitive game of 45’s with her family, baking, bird-watching and playing with her two cats, Binky and Baby. In her younger years, Jackie enjoyed hunting along with the river with John, and of course she loved the weather, an interest she passed on to all her children. Jackie will forever be remembered for her love, laughter, generosity, and passion for her family and community. She was a devoted mother and Grammie whose biggest joy was being around her family and helping others. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but Jackie raised a village and will be missed by all. Jackie is survived by her husband John Silver, her children Jerome (Sarah), Robin, Gordon, Adam, Amber (Allen), Jaide and Morgan (Natalie); her grandchildren Mason, Genevieve and Katherine, her brother-in-law Kenny (Janice) and nieces Jennifer and Joyce. Jackie was predeceased by her parents Violet (Murray) and Frank Walsh, brother William “Billy” Walsh and her sister Genevieve “Jenny” MacIntosh. Funeral service was held on Tuesday in St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Sherbrooke, with Rev. Alphonsus Iwuji officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Sherbrooke. Funeral arrangements under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home Ltd, St. Mary’s Chapel, Sherbrooke. Online condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.