BAKER (DesChamp), Theresa Elizabeth Selena, Isaac’s Harbour, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke. Born in Shelburne, she was a daughter of the late William “Whit” and Sarah “Sadie” (Phelps) DesChamp. She was “the best mom ever”, a homemaker, and enjoyed making quilts. Theresa is survived by sons, James (Mary), Windsor; Reuben, Isaac’s Harbour; grandchildren, Cristen, Jamie, Jacob Andrew Baker IV, James Andrew Baker; great-grandchildren, Brooke-Lynn, Baylee, Brielle, Andrew; brother, Roland “Roll” DesChamp; sister, Dianne Langley; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James; brothers, William “Bill” DesChamp, Joseph DesChamp, sisters, DeBlois Kathleen Jackson, Gertrude Balcom, Lillian DesChamp. Funeral service was Monday in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour, Lewis MacIntosh officiating. Burial in Isaac’s Harbour United Baptist Cemetery. Donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Branch. Funeral arrangements under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour. Online condolences may be made at


JONES, Florence Louise (93) of Halifax passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Parkstone Enhanced Care with her family by her side. Born in Country Harbour Mines, she was a daughter of the late Helen and Murray Hodgson. She is survived by her ten children: Marion (Cecil), Addie (Terry), Helen (Merrill), Marshall (Marena), Wilbert (Marg), Theresa, David (Bonnie), Phyllis (Ray), Ken, Charlene (Mike); her brother Bill and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband George, brother Marshall and grandson Craig. Mom was a gentle woman whose greatest joy was loving and caring for her family. A wonderful homemaker, guests always felt welcome at mom’s house. Her faith in God was a priority and sustained her throughout her life. A celebration of her life took place on Wednesday, November 8, at the Salvation Army Community Church, Halifax. A graveside service was held at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Country Harbour Mines on Thursday, November 9. Special thanks to all the caring staff at Parkstone Enhanced Care, Garden Court. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


SWAINE, Ross Judson (82) of Canso, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017, in the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough, with family by his side. Ross was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Ross lived his life in Canso where he worked as a carpenter as part of RSF Construction. He was very proud to have been asked to oversee the construction of the Sailor’s Rest Park in Canso. After retirement he enjoyed his days in the workshop and preparing firewood. He loved horses and dogs, and dogs loved him. Ross (Popa) will be always be remembered by his grandchildren for his patience, flannel shirts and whistling a tune. Ross will be sadly missed by his four children, Greta (Gordon), Canso; Jacqueline (Gerry), Enfield; David and Reid, both of Canso; his five grandchildren, Roxanna (Jeff), Waverley; Jane (Chad), Calgary; Alexander (Lydia), Bedford; Katherine (Roger), Enfield; and Lucas, Canso; two great-grandchildren, Allie and Maddie. He is also survived by siblings, Elizabeth (Eric) Foster, Julia (James) Roberts, John (Doris), Florence (Ed) Bond and Norma (Leonard) Dobson; cousin Muriel (Francis) Lyons. Ross was predeceased by Mary, his loving wife of 59 years; his parents, Walter and Mary (Spears); siblings, Clarence, Margaret (Oakley) Feltmate, Frances “Tod” (Lawson) Casey, Douglas (Marion), Evelyn (Bob) Smith, Mabel (Art) Newell and James; grandson, James. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Milford Haven Nursing Home for their kind and compassionate care. Visitation will take place 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, followed by a graveside service at Fourth Hill Cemetery, Canso at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Wheeler officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Milford Haven Home for Special Care, Guysborough. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at