Wilbur “Ray” Langille – 88, Londonderry Station, Col. Co., passed away peacefully July 1, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Londonderry, he was a son of the late Steve and Daisy (Clattenburg) Langille. Ray worked for many years as a driver for Moffatt Moving and Storage. He enjoyed playing guitar and fiddle and was the last surviving member of the “Londonderry Lumberjacks.” Gardening was a favourite pastime and he also enjoyed relaxing with a cold beer in his garage after a busy day. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Millie (Rushton); sons, Wade (Rhonda), Londonderry Station, Vincent (Catherine), Truro Heights; grandchildren, Kayla (Joseph) Fielding, Michael Martin, Robyn Martin (Alec); great grandchildren, Mckenna, Ethan, Theo and Avery. Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by brothers, Dale and Walter in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment will be held at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. If so desired, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to VON Palliative Care. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com
Arthur Brenton Weir – 68, Truro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by the presence and love of his family. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Carl and Doreen (Armsworthy) Weir. Art worked as a cook for over 27 years at Meno Ya Win Heath Centre in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. He and his wife relocated back to Truro three years ago. He enjoyed fishing and many times spent camping in the RV. Art will be especially remembered for his kind and loving spirit, his sense of humour and love of everyone. He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene; son, Michael (Christy), Vancouver Island; daughter, Susan (Jared) MacDonald, Ontario; stepson, Bryan Zazalak, Moose Jaw, Sask; ten grandchildren; sister, Linda Weir, Truro; several nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Donna Peters and Mary Anne Weir. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no service by request. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com
Wilson, David “Dave” Kerr, age 91, Truro passed away June 29, 2020. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David Kerr Wilson. David, “Call me Dave”, was born and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia. A proud Truronian, Nova Scotian and Canadian, Dave led a life well lived. An entrepreneur, father, grandfather, uncle, sportsman and friend, Dave’s gregarious personality and zest for life made a lasting impression on all who met him. Although Dave grew up in Truro, he spent several enjoyable years at King’s-Edgehill School (KES) in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Dave thrived in the KES environment of scholastics, sport and cadets where he played rugby and hockey and became Head Boy his final year. His early entrepreneurial skills also emerged at KES, creating a canteen and laundry service. In later years, Dave was a loyal Patron of KES. He donated generously to his “second home” and sponsored many student scholarships. Dave attended the University of King’s College (UKC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the post WWII years and played several varsity and club sports. In 2013, Dave and his business partner and sister-in-law, Rose Wilson, received their Doctor of Civil Law in recognition of their contributions to UKC and Nova Scotia society. Dave returned from university to join the family business in Truro, Wilson Fuel Co. Limited. He helped his father George solidify Wilsons as a leading regional fuel supplier. Later, with his late brother and business partner, Peter, they expanded Wilsons into propane and gasoline. Wilsons now employs over 1200 people in its various divisions including Wilsons Heating, Propane, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security and Wilsons and ESSO gas stations. As a twenty year old, Dave forged out on his own establishing Kerr Controls Ltd., an HVACR parts and equipment distributor which has grown into a distribution centre and head office in Truro with twelve branches in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. In winter, Dave joined his father and fellow ski enthusiasts making the trek to Wentworth, helping blaze trails and forge a Nova Scotia ski community. He established Dave Wilson’s Ski Shop. Later as owner of Ski Wentworth, he transformed the ski area from a club to an outdoor enterprise. Dave also loved his annual ski trips away with friends and the Ski Atlantic Seniors Club. He skied at Wentworth until age 86. He loved the camaraderie of Après-Ski at Ducky’s and could be spotted dancing a mean jig on Robbie Burns Day. Dave spent his summers at Shortt’s Lake and was a keen member of the Shortt’s Lake Yacht and Tennis Club. He especially enjoyed debating race strategies at the weekly Saturday Après-Sail and taking in sunsets from the dock. A Scout master for sixteen years, Dave was awarded the Canadian Commemorative Medal for outstanding community service and was patron of the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation. He has served on numerous community boards, including the Colchester YMCA and King’s-Edgehill School. He co-founded the Truro Bearcat Rugby Team in the late 1950’s and was involved in the creation of the Cobequid Spartans Gymnastics Club in the 1970’s. He also organized the first ski instructor course in Atlantic Canada and became one of the first instructors. He was also past Warden of St. John’s Anglican Church in Truro. He also served on many industry boards including Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, Nova Scotia Ski Areas Association and Central Nova Tourism Association. Dave has been recognized for his contributions to business and community: inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame with late brother Peter; co-recipient of Red Cross Nova Scotia Humanitarian Award with Rose Wilson; Ernst & Young Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year; Canadian Ski Council Builder Award; Canadian HVACR Hall of Fame; Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award; Colchester Sport Hall of Fame Builder Award; Truro Rotary Club Community Service Award and University of King’s College Judge Elliott J. Hudson Award and Doctor of Civil Law. Survived by children, Steven, Leslie (Jeff Sproule) and Gregor (Erica van Vulpen); beloved grandchildren, Nate, Myka, Hendriks and George; former spouse, Jeanne Wilson; sister-in-law, Rose Wilson; many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friend, Barb Upshon. Predeceased by mother, Madelyn (Merriam) Wilson; father, George Wilson; sisters, Jans Henderson and Judy Winter and brother, G. Peter Wilson. Special thanks to the Earth Angels, particularly Laurynda Massee, whose help during the last chapter of Dave’s life was greatly appreciated. Donations can be made to Colchester Community Workshops Foundation or the Canadian Ski Patrol. Due to restrictions in place, a celebration of Dave’s life is planned at a later date at Ski Wentworth. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where on-line condolences are available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com
Gloade, Margaret – age 51, Millbrook, passed away unexpectedly at home. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of former Millbrook Chief, Gerald Gloade and his wife Mary Bridget (Stephens) Gloade of Chapel Island. Margaret loved to volunteer in her community, she enjoyed lobster and snow crab fishing on the boat, dancing and being with her friends and family. She was always taking in homeless dogs. Margaret was involved in funerals – serving and assisting with the many tasks involved in the ceremony. She is survived by her son, Perry Rolin Gloade; brothers, Gerald (Natalie), Vernon (Crystal), Adrian (Susan) all of Millbrook; grandchildren, Azaliah, Malik, Rayne, Nevaya and Curtis; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Jeanette Gloade, Margaret Phillips and life-long companion, William “Tokyo” Herney as well as her special pet, Sookie. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Nancy and Greta; brothers, David Marshall, Gary Gloade, Clinton Gloade and Daniel Gloade. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 5th from 2 – 6 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with a Liturgy of the Word Service on Monday, July 6th at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colchester S.P.C.A. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com Note: Non-medical masks are strongly recommended.
Shirley Ann Maynard It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Shirley Ann Maynard. She passed away peacefully at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on June 26, 2020 in the Palliative Care Unit. Born in Charlottetown, PEI in 1935, she would eventually move to the Truro area where show business was her life. Her father Edward Bourgeault, mother Helen Bourgeault and sister Lillian would tour throughout the Maritimes, often to packed venues, going by the name “The Singing Sweethearts” with Shirley and Lillian doing the singing. Later, they would become a Comedy show throughout the Maritimes with “Doc Eddie” as the headliner and the girls the singing duet throughout the show. Shirley was known for having a singing voice similar to Patsy Cline. When opportunity arose for her to take a microphone throughout her life, she would always sing her favorite song “I want to be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart”. Shirley enjoyed belonging to Bowling and Dart leagues, spending time with her Down Syndrome son Shane, and enjoying having a cigarette with a French Vanilla Cappuccino. Known as being sometimes both “soft spoken” and “outspoken”, she had an appreciative side to her as well. She is survived by her husband, Donald Maynard; sons, Eddie Maynard (Patsy), Harmony, Donald Maynard, Cape Breton, Anita (daughter-in law), Cape Breton, Billy Maynard (Kim,) Hilden, and Shane Maynard, Pugwash; grandchildren, Darla Stephan, Evan Maynard, Shannon Furlotte and Michaila Maynard; great- grandchildren, Breauna Roode and Tobi Stephan; as well as sister Lillian Weaton, Edmonton Alberta. At Mom’s request, there will be no funeral service, a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations may made to a charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com We would also like to say “Thank you” to the staff at Townsview Estates and Colchester East Hants Health Centre,, for taking such great care of our mother. We really appreciate everything you have done for her.