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    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] [EXTERNAL] Obituary - Weir, Andrew
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 25, 2019 Andrew Weir Age 77, of Falmouth, formerly of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Windsor Elms Village, Falmouth. Born in Scotland in 1942, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Aird) Weir. Andrew was a civil engineer for over 40 years. He moved to Canada with his wife Margaret in 2009. He was a member of North Brook Chapel in Dartmouth and enjoyed a number of years of fellowship there. He was known for his sincere Christian beliefs from a very early age. He was an elder for many years and was known to give wise counsel. He was also a Sunday school and youth leader. Andrew organized weekly gospel events for his local community and enjoyed singing very much. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret of Hantsport; his daughters, Audrey and her husband Findlay Muir; Lillian and her husband Robert Patrick; Deborah Weir; younger brother, Bill Weir and his wife Eileen and their two sons and families; stepchildren, Craig (Meta) Muir and Fraser Muir; step grandchildren, Nathan, Logan and Gabriel Muir.The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to all the staff at Windsor Elms Village, especially the staff who worked or had worked, on Meadowview 1. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). A private family graveside will be held in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. A public funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 27th at 2 p.m. in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Rob Heffernan officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Donations in Andrew's memory may be made to Windsor Elms Village, 174 Dyke Rd., Falmouth, NS B0P 1L0. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca

    11/26/2019 01:44:45
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] [EXTERNAL] Obituary - Doyle, Robert
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 20, 2019 Wednesday Robert Doyle, December 12, 1936 - November 13, 2019. Robert Doyle passed away suddenly on November 13th, leaving family and friends to mourn. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1936 he made Canada his home as a very young boy. Robert lived his life with passion and began his theatrical career as a dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. When injury ended that journey he became the Resident Designer at the newly-formed Neptune Theatre in Halifax in the early 60s. This was only the beginning of the many theatres he would design for across the country. Robert worked tirelessly honing his skills and talents, travelling, researching 18th-century costumes, uniforms and weaving while attending the Wimbledon School of Design in London, England. On returning to Canada in 1971 he took up residence in Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, to develop a costume program for the Fortress Louisbourg Historic Properties. He trained local residents to weave and make 18th century costumes and military uniforms to be worn by costumed interpreters. Always creating and sharing, Robert returned to his beloved Halifax to found the Costume Studies Program at Dalhousie University. For 20 years he designed the costumes for the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. For him, this project was a labour of love. Robert was a gifted designer and a generous soul working across Canada during his long, dedicated career. Adding to his list of accomplishments, he was an author of three published books, a weaver, painter, teacher and mentor to many. In 2008 he received the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian Theatre. Robert requested there be no funeral or memorial service. Donations can be made in Robert Doyle's name to a charity of your choice. Raise a glass to celebrate the accomplishments of this Renaissance Man.

    11/20/2019 08:13:46
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Obituary - Maley(Blane), Doris Elizabeth Crawford
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 16, 2019 Doris Elizabeth Crawford Maley It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Doris Elizabeth Crawford Maley on No vember 7, 2019. She was born in Ayr, Scotland on January 20, 1941. She spent her early life in Ayr or "running" the family farm in Invervegan. She graduated from nursing school in Glasgow as a nursing sister. It was there that she met and married our father, Dr. Charles Maley. Mum and Dad went first to East Africa, with three young children in tow, where mum worked in Public Health. Then we immigrated to Canada in 1969. In Canada, Mum got involved in many community organizations. Her focus was social justice. She helped found Help Line. She worked to help get Bryony House up and running. She worked with Dal Legal Aid. She lobbied for affordable housing and sensible city planning. She served on Halifax City Council from 1977-1982 as the Alderman for Ward 1. She was Deputy Mayor from 1981-1982. She worked tirelessly for our city, serving on many boards and committees. After she left politics, she worked as a columnist for the Daily News, served on the Halifax Planning Advisory Committee and took a job at Henson College. She then went on to become the local manager for social housing at Canada Mortgage and Housing. After retirement she attended NASCAD, volunteered for Heritage Trust, Friends of the Public Gardens and Friends of McNabs Island. She was a wonderful cook, loved her garden, books and crosswords. She had a sharp intellect and sense of humour and always loved rousing discussion. She was predeceased by parents, David and Marion (Murray) Blane; nephew, David Blane; and husband, Dr. Charles Maley. She is survived by her daughter, Karen and son-in-law, Dennis Cann and their children, Shaun and Colin (Chantal Smarden) and also survived by her son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Meredith Fillmore and beloved grand-daughter, Sadye and by her son David of Vancouver. She is also survived by her brother, Ronald Blane and his wife Jess and their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the staff at the Northwood Assisted Living facility, Unit 8.2 at the Halifax Infirmary and Dr. David Tilley for their capable and compassionate care. Also we would like to thank mum's long-time best friend Joan Chandler for her support and friendship. There will be no visitation but condolences and remembrances can be sent to: themaleyfamilyhfx@gmail.com There will be a private family burial at a later date.

    11/16/2019 12:49:29
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Obituary - Mallon, Ronald Mathison
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 8, 2019 Ronald Mathison "Ronnie" Mallon Born on June 29th, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland, Ronnie passed away peacefully in hospital, on October 4, 2019, in Halifax, surrounded by family. Along with his wife, Linda and children, he imigrated to Nova Scotia in 1983, and settled in Dartmouth. Ronnie dedicated many years to serving others through his work in QEII Health Sciences Centre for almost 30 years, as well as the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, and the Refugee Committee ministries at SJXXIII Parish. He was a life-long supporter of Glasgow Celtic, and an avid reader and storyteller, who often seized the opportunity to regale his audience with a tale of his homeland and days-gone-by, but most importantly, Ronnie was a man of faith, and family. He was the son of the late James and Rose (Dougherty) Mallon. Surviving are his wife, Belinda Rose (McEwan); sons, Father James, Gerald (Mary); daughters, Deborah (Kevin) Kline, Sarah Louise (Brad) Mallon; grandsons, Liam Kline and Braydon Crooks; brother, James (Doreen); sisters, Elizabeth (Tommy) McHenry, Anne (James) McLevey, and Rose (Russell) Weir, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Brian. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11th in The Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Dartmouth from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 10:30 a.m. in Saint John XXIII Parish, 35 Colby Drive in Dartmouth, with his son, Father James Mallon presiding. A reception will follow in the church hall, burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. To leave condolences for the family, please visit: www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca

    10/08/2019 10:17:04
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Macdonald, Mary
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Haliufax, Nova Scotia, September 26, 2019 Mary Mcdonald Died September 24, 2019, within one week of her 89th birthday. Born in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, she was an Arts graduate, Glasgow University (Class of 1951). With her husband and children, she immigrated to Canada in 1967 and lived successively in Montreal, Dartmouth and Halifax. Mary taught elementary school, including at Bel Ayr and Brookhouse schools in Dartmouth. She was a keen member of C.F.U.W., a national women's organization. Mary enjoyed playing clarinet with "the Tupper Band" and "Ron MacKay's Tuesday night band". Dearly loved and forever missed by her husband, Angus; adult children, Alan, Lindsay, Alison; and daughter-in-law, Catherine. Mary was proud of her two New Zeal and grandchildren, Finn and Katy McDonald. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. September 27th in Fort Massey United Church, 5303 Tobin St., Halifax; Rev. Trent Cleveland-Thompson officiating. Online condolences may be left at: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com

    09/26/2019 08:03:01
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] McGregor(McGill), Jane Craig
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 13, 2019 McGregor(McGill), Jane Craig Age 92, passed away September 9, 2019 in her home in Rockingham, Born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth McGill (Craig). She was predeceased by her brother, Robert; and her sister, Elizabeth; and her ever loving husband of 56 years, James, who passed away on June 20, 2019. She is survived by her sister, Mary Martin (John); and her son, Robert James McGregor (Allison). Jane received her degree from the University of Aberdeen and graduated with distinction. Following graduation she moved to London and worked in the civil service. After a year in that role she decided to immigrate to Canada. In 1957, she took the position of Phys. Ed. teacher at Point Grey Secondary School in Vancouver. The following year, she met the love of her life, James "Hamish" McGregor from Helmsdale, Scotland. They were married in 1963 at her Uncle Sandy McGill's home in Connecticut. Following this, they moved from Vancouver to Nova Scotia, where Jane accepted a teaching position at BC Silver School. Jane had a passion for her work in education. She went on to be the Principal of Fairview Elementary School on Main Avenue. She then went to work for the Halifax County School Board, where she held the position of Sub-System Supervisor for Bedford, Sackville, Waverley, until her retirement in 1988. Jane truly loved her work and her involvement with various communities, schools and staff. After retirement, she volunteered at Camp Hill Hospital where she played accordion for patients. Jane loved to knit and earned the designation of Master Knitter. Her other interests included, reading, keeping a daily journal, gardening and driving. Cremation has taken place. An event to celebrate the lives of both Jane and James McGregor will be held at their home on Sunday, October 6th from 1-4 p.m.

    09/13/2019 08:18:35
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Obituary - McCulloch, Dr. Archie
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 5, 2019 Dr. Archie Mcculloch October 31, 1940 - September 3, 2019. The family of Archibald "Archie" Wilson McCulloch, age 78, is saddened to announce his passing on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 surrounded by family. He was born on October 31, 1940 in Troon, Scotland to the late Archibald and Mary (McEwan) McCulloch. He grew up in Troon before completing his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Glasgow and emigrating to Canada in 1968. There he met his wife Elaine, whom he married in 1971 and he enjoyed a long career at the National Research Council. In his lengthy retirement, he enjoyed giving of his time to many charitable groups. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Elaine (Walker) and his sons, John (Hugh) and Scott (Melanie); grandchildren, Dawson, Macie and Riley as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, John (Sheena) and Ewan (Josephine). Archie had a passion for photography and the outdoors and greatly enjoyed his time at Eight Island Lake. He was a patient, loving, gentle and caring man who was loved dearly by his family and leaves a legacy of kindness and compassion. He loved visiting his grandchildren in the valley and the many family pets he had throughout his life. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Archie's life will take place at a later date (details to be announced). Many thanks to the doctors and nurses who cared for him so compassionately over the past few weeks, especially in palliative care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

    09/05/2019 08:04:14
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Coulter(Donaldson), Margaret Crawford Young
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 30, 2019 Margaret Crawford Young Coulter (Riddell) Age 85 of Bridgewater, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born April 15, 1934 in Coatbridge, Scotland, she was the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Riddell) Donaldson. She is survived by sons, Donald (Karen) Coulter, Bridgewater; Douglas Coulter, Yellowknife; grandson, Isaac Coulter, Yellowknife; brother, Adam Donaldson, Kingston; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, Hugh Coulter; and brother, William Donaldson. Margaret worked as a seamstress for Rofihe's Mens Wear and the Bridgewater Police Service. She enjoyed gardening each summer and spending time with family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A public graveside service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, September 5th, in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. A reception will follow in Sweeny's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret's memory may be made to the local Victorian Order of Nurses, Bridgewater, Palliative Care Unit of South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, 35 York St., Bridgewater, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

    08/30/2019 08:17:57
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Obituary - Langley(Simpson), Margaret Ida
    2. The Cape Breton Post, Friday August 23, 2019, Sydney, Nova Scotia Langley(Simpson), Margaret Ida - 93yrs Sydney River Margaret Langley passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, in the Cape Regional Hospital, Sydney, at the age of 93. Born September 16, 1925, in Sydney, NS, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Agnes (Sands) Simpson of Glasgow, Scotland. After graduation from the Empire Business College, Margaret worked at CN Express in Sydney, where she met her future husband, Leslie. They happily shared 49 years of marriage. While raising their children, Margaret worked for many years as a bookkeeper at Ideal Beverages in Sydney and was later employed with Cape Breton Dairymen until her retirement. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Leslie, in 1997. She will be sadly missed by her three children, Heather (Andrew) Rae, Janice (Norman) Johnson and Leslie Sandy (Allyson) Langley, as well as her six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Visitation for Margaret will take place at Sydney Memorial on Saturday, August 24 from 12-2 p.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 2 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Whent officiating. Burial in Alfred Smith Memorial Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

    08/23/2019 09:56:56
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Re: Help Keep This List Active
    2. Jim Powell
    3. You can count on it! I do have a couple of brick walls you might be able to help with. Jim Jim Powell, CFPS Project Manager Project Management Group Facilities Mgmt. - Administration 859.425.2824 office 859.509.7014 cell lexingtonky.gov -----Original Message----- From: Jim Jackson <ancestrynut@charter.net> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:16 AM To: scotland-obits@rootsweb.com Subject: [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Help Keep This List Active [EXTERNAL] Use caution before clicking links and/or opening attachments. We just wanted to encourage you all to make use of this list in your family searches. A large number of Rootsweb lists have been made inactive due to no messages over a period of time. We want to keep as many lists active as we possibly can and your participation will help toward that goal. If you have a "brick wall" in your family search, send in a message with as much information as you have and let's see if someone may be able to help fill in those blanks. Best wishes, Jim and Di _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/scotland-obits@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    08/22/2019 08:24:56
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Help Keep This List Active
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. We just wanted to encourage you all to make use of this list in your family searches. A large number of Rootsweb lists have been made inactive due to no messages over a period of time. We want to keep as many lists active as we possibly can and your participation will help toward that goal. If you have a "brick wall" in your family search, send in a message with as much information as you have and let's see if someone may be able to help fill in those blanks. Best wishes, Jim and Di

    08/22/2019 05:16:18
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Obituary - Talbot(Bertram), Margaret Rankine
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 21, 2019 Margaret Rankine "Rita" Talbot Age 98 of Lunenburg, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2019 in Harbour View Haven Nursing Home, Lunenburg. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 5, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Annie (Bannerman) Bertram. Surviving are her sons, Douglas (Marilyn) Walsh, Calgary; Michael (Sandra) Walsh, First South; stepson, David (Louise), Coldbrook; grandchildren, Tanya, Anitra (Jason), Meghan (Mike), Sean; step- grandchildren, Philip, Karen, Mark, Christopher; great-grandchildren, Jack, Aeva; step great-grandchildren, Ryan, Lydia, Catherine, Jonas, Charlotte. She was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas Walsh and second husband, Earl Talbot. Rita enjoyed playing golf and curling. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed travelling. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. A private interment will be held in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harbour View Haven Nursing Home, Lunenburg, or a charity of choice. The family would like to extend a thank you for the care provided by the staff at Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg. Online condolences and donations can be made by visiting: www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

    08/21/2019 08:09:22
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Obituary - Thom(Reid), Ruth Lindsay Walker
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 15, 2019 Ruth Lindsay Walker Thom (Reid) Age 85, of Kentville. It is with great sadness that we, the family of the late Ruth Thom, announce her sudden passing on August 13, 2019 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Dumfries, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Wilma (Moffet) Reid. She is survived by her daughter, Shona (Blair) Burnside. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, George. A celebration of Ruth's life will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com

    08/15/2019 07:55:08
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    08/03/2019 09:13:52
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Obituary - Nolan, Christopher
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 25, 2019 Christopher Nolan With great sadness, the family of Chris Nolan, age 86 of Oakland Road, Mahone Bay, announce his passing on July 19, 2019. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Chris was amongst thousands of children evacuated to Canada in the Second World War, landing at Pier 21 in Halifax in 1940 and moving to Yarmouth to live with his grandmother, Mary Katherine Vickery. Chris studied pharmacology at Dalhousie University, graduating with high honours and winning two gold medals in 1957. While at Dal, he met and married Geraldine "Geri" Freeman of Caledonia. The couple later moved to Bedford where Chris established Sunnyside Pharmacy and raised three children, David, Stephen and Melanie. Chris became very well-known in Bedford, where he served on countless committees, town council and as deputy mayor, and helped lead the establishment of recreation facilities, environmental policies and planning priorities for the town. A visionary leader in pharmacology as well, Chris was a founding director of the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) and chaired many boards and committees of pharmaceutical organizations, provincially and nationally. He was a pioneer in creating one of pharmacy's earliest computerized patient records systems, providing specialized pharmacy services to nursing homes, introducing group insurance plans for pharmacists and certified dispensers, and developing guidelines for private third-party insurance programs. Chris received many awards for his contributions to his community and profession, including the prestigious Robins Bowl of Hygiea for Community Service and PANS' first-ever Member of the Year Award, created in his honour. He and Geri moved to the Mahone Bay area in the early 1990s, where he was a member of the Mahone Bay Area Lion's Club, the first chairman of Trinity United Church Council, and chairman of the Oakland-Indian Point Residents' Association. Always a lover of the outdoors, Chris was an avid canoeist, skier, sailor and traveller, enjoying nothing more than a quiet paddle on Keji lake. In his spare time, he fashioned stained glass windows and lampshades, and fine furniture from wood. His family remembers him fondly for his dry wit, sharp intelligence, patience, fairness, kindness, and grace. The great sorrow of his life was the loss of his son, Stephen, in 2009. He is survived by wife, Geri; son, David (Tracey); daughter, Melanie (Keith); and grandchildren, Alexander, Ian, Peter, Benjamin and Mariel; as well as many cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chris's name to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation and/or Trinity United Church. A celebration of Chris's life will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 31st in Trinity United Church in Mahone Bay. Cremation and arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home, P.O. Box 200, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 (902-624-8241). Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mahonefuneral.ca

    07/25/2019 08:14:53
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] FW: Obituary - Campbell, Malcolm
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 20, 2019 Malcolm Campbell Age 92. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Malcolm Campbell on July 13, 2019 in Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Isabell Campbell. Malcolm was a member of Scottish Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kilwinning Masonic Lodge No. 565, Toronto, Ont., United Association of Journeymen Local 46 of Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the USA and Canada. He was also a long-time member of Wellington on the Lake Ontario Golf Association. He is survived by his wife, Mae Carmichael; son, Malcolm Jr., Toronto, Ont.; daughters, Heather (Anthony), Pickering, Ont.; Shelia Campbell, Jacksonville, Fla.; stepdaughters, Pat Moore, Bellville, Ont.; Linda Carmichael, Toronto, Ont. He is also survived by sister, Iris (Tommy), Scotland; and many grand and great-grandchildren. Beside his parents Malcolm was predeceased by the mother of his children, Doreen Wellington (of Ontario); many brothers and sister (in Scotland); stepsons, Daniel Carmichael (Baddeck); Charles (Chuck Moore) (Belleville, Ont.); and best friends, Peter Dunlop and Ken Cook (both of Toronto, Ont.). Keeping with Malcolm wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Burial will be in Harbour View Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck. "Walking hand in hand forever My Darling"

    07/21/2019 05:07:20
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] FW: Obituary - Colliar, Douglas Taylor
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 5, 2019 Douglas Taylor Colliar Age 60 of West St. Andrews, formerly of Milford, passed away July 3, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Leuchars, Scotland, he was a son of the late Robert Sr. and Mary Ann (Duncan) Colliar. Douglas was a lifelong farmer, he loved horses. He enjoyed fixing things and had a natural aptitude with electronic and mechanical devices. He is survived by siblings, Robert Colliar, Elspeth Colliar and Marion (Gerald) Mac Donald; nephews, Ryan and Tyler; great-niece, Heather; cousins, Morag and Ian Duncan. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie from 2-4 p.m. Monday, July 8th commencing with a short service at 2 p.m. led by Rev. Marilyn MacDonald. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Douglas may be shared with the family at: www.ettingerfuneralhome.com

    07/05/2019 08:59:34
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] FW: Obituary - Blaikie, Dorothy Gwendolyn
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 4, 2019 Dorothy Gwendolyn Blaikie Of Truro. Passed away peacefully on July 1, 2019 in Wynn Park Villa at the age of 95 years. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 18, 1924. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Rhonda (Mark), Truro; Trish (Steve), Truro; son, Gordon (Dorothy), Truro; and grandchildren, Jason, Jill, Jeff, Jim, Nevin, Megan, Melissa and Ryan. She was predeceased by her husband, George; and sons, Gary and Stephen. Dorothy was employed by Margolians Department Store. She was a member of the Overseas Women's Club and St. David's Church Women's Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Private Interment will be held in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Donations in Dorothy's memory, may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

    07/04/2019 10:14:59
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] FW: Obituary - McGregor, James John
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 28, 2019 James John "Hamish" Mcgregor Age 85, passed away June 20, 2019 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, following a stroke. Born in Helmsdale, Scotland, he was the son of the late James and Marigold McGregor. He was predeceased by his sister, Margot who passed away in November 2017. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Craig McGregor (McGill) and his son, Robert James McGregor (Allison). James attended Portgower School, then Helmsdale Junior Secondary before progressing to Golspie Senior Secondary School (where he played the bagpipes) and then on to the University of Aberdeen, where he received his first degree. In 1957 he crossed the Atlantic by ship with a load of cattle and landed in Saint John, N.B. He then travelled to Quebec where he worked for Pratt and Whitney Canada in Time and Motion Studies. He then moved to British Columbia where he graduated from U.B.C. while working on the Douglas Lake Cattle Ranch. In 1958, in Vancouver, he met the love of his life, Jane Craig McGill, from Elgin, Scotland. They were married in 1963 in Connecticut. Following this, James accepted a position with Glaxo Canada and was transferred to Halifax. James had a passion for his work in the pharmaceutical industry and enjoyed 32 years with Glaxo Canada. During this time he received many awards and accolades. Following retirement James enjoyed gardening and doing chores at the house and farm, investing, reading and discussion of politics and world events. Cremation has taken place. An event to celebrate the life of James "Hamish" McGregor will be held at a later date.

    06/29/2019 09:52:42
    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] FW: Obituary - Ross, George Kirkwood
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. From: bscccook@bell.net [mailto:bscccook@bell.net] Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:59 AM To: Jim Jackson Subject: Obituary - Ross, George Kirkwood The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 22, 2019 George Kirkwood Ross Age 87 of Kingston, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, in QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Born in Kirn, Scotland, George was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (McEwan) Ross. As a child, George was raised by his grandfather while his father, a farmer, served with the military. George himself enrolled in the British Army before attending the University of Edinburgh, where he received his Bachelor of Forestry, ultimately changing his intended career path from Medicine to Forestry. George practiced as a silviculturist in Africa, Britain, Europe and Canada. He developed a keen interest in fine art, music and literature throughout his lifetime, and was an artist in his own right. George was also a master craftsman, and his fine woodworks were exhibited in art galleries in Nova Scotia. George travelled all over the world during his lifetime, but always identified himself as a true Scotsman. He is survived by daughters, Marilyn "Gail" Ross, Mount Pearl, N.L.; Carolyn "Gwen" Ross (Jacob Heigers), Whitehorse, Yukon; Maria Lorraine Hamilton (Sean McGuire), Saint John, N.B.; son, Simon George Peter Ross, Philadelphia, Pa.; grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Katie, Kristina, Jenna, Tiffany, Ben and Skyler; great-grandchildren, Austin, Michael, Scott, and Kaleb, and his treasured dog Kelsie. George was predeceased by his beloved wife, the former Elizabeth Tait in 2015; and his older sister, Betty Muir (Cornwall, England). Cremation has taken place. Public visitation will be held from 2:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, May 22nd in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., Middleton, toll free 1-855-825-3448. Donations in George's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia branch of The Piping Plovers (https://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/nsplover). Online guestbook may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

    05/21/2019 10:07:38