July 23, 2017 - W Bro. Ronald Everett Webb - Wimburn Lodge #75
1927 - 2017
W Bro. Ronald Everett Webb - In his 90th year, of Little River, Cumberland County, passed away peacefully in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017. Ronald was born in Little River on September 18th, 1927 the son of the late Wilfred and Alda Webb. He was a devoted member of the Little River United Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon for 48 years, and Church Clerk for 45 years.
He was a member of the Oxford Masonic Lodge (Wimburn Lodge #75) the Oxford Pioneer Club, a former member of the Knights of Pythias in Oxford, and was a founding member of the Oxford Men’s Club Choir.
Ronald grew up and worked on the family farm in Little River, before joining the signal crew of the CNR. He worked at Gordon’s Greenhouses in Oxford for a number or years, and later rejoined the CNR as an electrician at the Hump Yard in Moncton, NB until his retirement in 1990.
Ronald was an accomplished self taught musician who played the banjo, mandolin, and guitar. However his favourite instrument was the fiddle, and he enjoyed many evenings playing old time music with family and friends. He
was a devoted family man and was extremely proud of all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy May (Cook). He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Patricia (Peter) Shelton, Bedford; Lynn
(Brian) Gomes, Fall River; son, Alan (Wendy), Waterloo, ON; grandchildren, Lisa, Steven, Janet, Joanne (Joey), Michael, Riley,and Tanner; step-grandchildren, Blair (Erin), and Craig (Naomi); great-grandson, Theodore; step-great-grandchildren, Matthew, Claire and Anna. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Webb, Sussex, NB. He was predeceased by his sisters, Jean Fahey, and Marion Webb. Arrangements are under the care and guidance of MacDiarmid’s Funeral Home, 5075 Main Street, Oxford (902-447-2930), where visitation will be held Wednesday, July 26th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 27th in the Little River United Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with reception to follow in the Church Vestry
J. E. Carlyle "Bud" Boran, 93, Springhill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre after a brief illness. Born in Springhill, Bud was a son of the Late Elbridge and Catherine (McManaman) Boran.
Bud attended Springhill Schools and Acadia University. During his working career, he worked in the Springhill mines for 14 years as a hoist driver; two years at the Nova Scotia Hospital as shift engineer and 29 years with the Penitentary Service retiring as Engineering Supervisor. He looked forward to spending summers at the family cottage at Pugwash Point. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church, served on Springhill Town Council in 1966, was Chairman of Cumberland District Planning Commission for 18 years and a member of Laurie Lodge #70 AF & AM where he was raised on 1961-10-16.
Bud enjoyed sports, and was a die-hard Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan. He played hockey for High School, Baptist Church League and Miners hockey; skating, cycling, woodworking, walking and very much enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 71 years, Gertrude (Nicholson); son, Tom (Deb) Boran of Halifax; daughter, Ruth (Bill) Spence of Port Howe; grandchildren, Bill, Michael and Jamie Spence, Andrew, Nicholas and Patrick Boran, great grandchildren, Kyle, Abigail, Elle, Levi, Hudson, Graydon, Katie, Sara, Quinn, Ashley, and Cody; a sister, Minerva Boran and a brother, Lowell (Colleen) Boran, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Bud was predeceased by a sister, Muriel Nelson.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, (902 597 2361) where visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 12 pm until the time of the funeral at 2 pm. Interment to follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
Nov. 17, 2017 - Bro. Laurence Lockwood Harrison - Acacia Lodge #8
1924 - 2017
We are saddened to announce the passing of Laurence Lockwood Harrison, 93 of Amherst. Laurence passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Gables Lodge, Amherst NS, He was the son of the late Gilbert and Ruby (King) Harrison.
He is survived by his wife Alice (Blenkhorn) Harrison and his daughter Victoria Harrison, Amherst, as well as his step children Josephine (Roy) Fromm, West Amherst and Allen Thibideau, Ontario, nine step grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ethel Thibideau, stepson Charles Thibideau, and sisters Blair Weatherdon, Denise Earle and Florence Mandy.
Laurence grew up on the family farm where he farmed for many years before being employed as a technician, at the Experimental Farm in Nappan for over 33 years.
He was a member of the Trinity St. Stephen's United Church, the Acacia Masonic Lodge #8, the Amherst Curling Club, the Cumberland Twirlers Square Dance Club, the Blue Nose RV Squares and the Round Dance Club. He and Alice travelled across Canada in their motor home attending square dance conventions. Laurence and Alice were very actively involved in the Bridge Workshop and served on the Board of Directors for many years.
Laurence was keen on gadgets and always wanted to try the latest technology. He enjoyed gardening and was always willing to help his neighbours. He will be sadly missed by all.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777). A Masonic Service will be held at 1:40pm with a memorial service following from the funeral home at 2 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 with a reception to follow. Interment will take place in the Amherst Cemetery. Ruth Gamble DLM presiding.
Donations in memory of Laurence may be made to Bridge Adult Service Centre or a charity of the donor's choice.
Nov. 24, 2017 - Bro. Arnold C Noiles - Acacia Lodge #8
1927 - 2017
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Arnold Charles Noiles, age 90, of Amherst N.S, on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Northumberland Hall, Amherst.
Born in Amherst, he was the son of the late Fred and Mary-Ann (Coster) Noiles.
Arnold proudly served with the Special Forces in Germany during the Second World War. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10, in Amherst, the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. Bro. Noiles was a thirty plus years member of Acacia Lodge # 8. Arnold enjoyed sports, travel, and golf.
Arnold will be lovingly remembered by his step daughters Sandy McAloney and Carole Roberts, sisters Gwen of Amherst, Audrey Phillips of Campbell River, B.C, and Betty Stone, of London, Ont.; brothers Delbert (Betty) of Oshawa Ont; sister in law, and Jeannie Martin of Niagara Falls Ont; grandsons Christopher Newman and Brent Ives, as well as granddaughters Holly Newman and Kaitlin McAloney.
Besides his parents, Arnold was predeceased by his wife Georgia Eleanor (Foster), brothers Bernard and Roderick, and brother in law Edward Stone.
There will be a masonic service, to be held at Campbell’s Funeral Home at 1:30 , just prior to the memorial service at 2 pm on Tues , Nov 28.
A funeral service for Arnold will be held Tuesday, November 28th, 2:00 PM, at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church Street, Amherst, 902-667-9906.