Nauffts, Roy Wilfred- Resident of The Brentwood Ponds Retirement Home, Brookfield, formerly of Spanish Ship Bay, Guysborough Co., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the age of 97 years. Born and raised in Woodside, N.S., he was the son of the late George and Laura Nauffts (Croft). A veteran of WWII, Roy was posted at ports throughout the North Atlantic and on various vessels protecting convoys crossing the Atlantic. After the war, Roy married Delta Margarite Horton of Spanish Ship Bay and they built a home in Woodside. Roy worked for Imperial Oil his entire working life retiring in 1983. After his retirement, he and Delta moved to Spanish Ship Bay. The last surviving member of his immediate family, Roy was predeceased by his sisters, Elsie (Mrs. Norm Laybolt) and May (Mrs. Wilfred Beazley); his wife of over 50 years, Delta Margarite Nauffts (Horton); two nephews, Albert and Fred Whare and companion, Ruby Nauffts. Roy is survived by nieces, Janet (Mrs. Peter Carrigan), Eastern Passage, Judy Henebury, Spryfield, Betty Laybolt (Larry), Hardwoodlands and Esther McClaren, Hammonds Plains along with many great-nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the owners and staff of the Brentwood Ponds Retirement Home for Roy’s care. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Service and burial will be held on August 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. in St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Liscomb, NS. Reception to follow in Spanish Ship Bay Legion. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation of NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com
Eric James Chown - 75, Truro, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Thomas E. and Harriett (Burgoyne) Chown. He is survived by his children, James (Debbie), Kelly (Mary Jo); grandchildren, Kathlene, James, Robby, Madalyn; step grandchildren, Michael, Judith; brothers, Edward, Percy, Keith, Doug and sister, Caroline; Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Carole; sisters, Val Rines, Mildred Harnish. Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by family request. If so desired, donations in Eric's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com
Verna Julia Pennell - July 24, 1931 – July 10, 2019, Belmont, Colchester Co. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Verna at the age of 87. Verna was the daughter of the late Arthur and Alberta Pennell of Carmanville, NFLD. Verna is survived and will be greatly missed by her children, Linda Woodward (Marty), Trudy Moore, Faye Pennell; grandchildren, Steven Pennell, Kevin Woodward (Beth), Karen Stanley (Nick); great grandchildren, Dylan , Alyson and Morgan; son in law, Timm Smith. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Oswald; three sons, Eric, Calvin and Ed; son in law, Bob Moore; sister, Lulu; brother, Ches. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com
Ian "Wayne" Spencer (73) passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit, of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, NS on July 10, 2019. Born in Toronto, he spent most of his life in Great Village where he raised his sons, Glenn (Jennifer) and Kelly (Jennifer) with his wife of 50 years, Joyce. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, grandsons, Brett, Ryan, Kaden, Jaxon and only granddaughter, Rowan. An avid Blue Jays and Maple Leafs fan, he earned his living as a carpenter by trade retiring from Kent Building Supplies and prior Kent Homes. He built several houses and cottages in his time; there wasn’t a project he wouldn’t tackle. His kind, quiet, capable nature will be remembered by all who knew him. He was predeceased by parents, Ralph and Muriel Spencer and in-laws, Reg and Pearl Gilby. He also leaves to mourn his siblings: Lyle, Dennis, Darrell, Elmer, Ruth, Randy and Lynn, their spouses and families. Special thanks to Shelley of 2E. You make everyone’s day a little brighter during a difficult time. At Wayne’s request, there will be no service. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, N.S.
H. Eldon Forbes – 76, Truro, passed away July 10, 2019 at home. Born in Louisville, N.S., he was the son of the late Hibbert and Lena Jean (Fowler) Forbes. Eldon began his career as a school bus driver and later went on to work with Acadian Lines until his retirement in 1996 during which he developed lifelong friendships. He was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Truro where he was a member of the choir and part of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was well known around the parish community; volunteering especially with Kane’s Kitchen as well as with the KOC Turkey Wheel at Truro Mall. He also enjoyed his daily walks around town. Eldon leaves behind his daughter, Tracy (Anthony) Simpson, Debert; stepsons, Terry Forbes, Hilden and Jeff (Soanlys) Forbes, Truro; grandson, Connor Simpson; step grandchildren, Sam, Brandon, Sophie, Serena Forbes. Along with his parents, Eldon was predeceased by sisters, Mabel Carroll and Edith Wilson; step grandson, Nick Forbes. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 25 at 11am in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Reception to follow in Campbell Hall. Interment following the reception in Lockerby Memorial Cemetery, Tatamagouche. If so desired, donations may be made to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com