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The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 12/09/94


McPHEE, Clarence Edward - 72, River Bourgeois, died December 7, 1994, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born at River Bourgeois, he was a son of the late Sam and Christena (Pottie) McPhee. He is survived by sisters, Jane (Mrs. Gervase Landry), River Bourgeois; Lola (Mrs. Frank Manning), Hamilton, Ont.; brother, Allan, River Bourgeois. Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. today in River Bouregois Funeral Parlour. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John the Baptist Church, River Bourgeois, Rev. Bernard MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of
Alex A. Morrsion Funeral Home, St. Peter's.

The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star
Published: 10/13/92
Category: News
Page: C3
EVONG, Emma Frances - 92, West L'Ardoise, Richmond County, died October 12, 1992, in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's, Richmond County. Born in West L'Ardoise, whe was a daughter of the late Louis and Angelique (Burkey) Taylor. She is
survived by a daughter, Sophie Beatrice (Mrs. Fred C. Bona), West L'Ardoise; two sisters, Joan Briand, Sophie Landry, both of Halifax; brother, James, West L'Ardoise; seven grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William; two sons, Louis Alex, Richard Albert; sister, Mary Jane; three brothers, Helair, Fred, Willie. The body is in L'Ardoise Community Funeral Home, visiting 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. MacLellan officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Donations may be made to Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery Fund or L'Ardoise Community Funeral Home Fund. Arrangements under the direction of C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home Ltd., Arichat.

EVONG,Emma Frances-92,West L'Ardoise,Richmond Co.,died 12 October,1992, in Richmond Villa,St.Peter's,Richmond Co.Born in West L'Ardoise,she was a daughter of the late Louis and Angelique(Burkey)Taylor.She is survived by a daughter,Sophie Beatrice(Mrs.Fred C.Bona),West L'Ardoise;two sisters,Joan Briand,Sophie Landry,both of Halifax;brother,James,West L'Ardoise;seven grandchildren;14 great-grandchildren.She was predeceased by her husband,William;two sons,Louis Alex,Richard Albert;sister Mary

Jane;three brothers,Helair,Fred,Willie.The body is in L'Ardoise Community Funeral Home,visiting 10am to 10pm today.Funeral will be 2pm Wednesday in Holy Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church,L'Ardoise,Rev. MacLellan officiating.Burial will be in the church cemetery.Donations may be made to Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery Fund or L'Ardoise Community Funeral Home Fund.Arrangements under the direction of C.H.Boudreau Fureral Home Ltd.,Arichat.

May 31, 1998

ELLIS, Mary Lillian - 76, L'Ardoise, died May 29, 1998, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Ned and Annie (Barrett) Mombourquette. Surviving are son, Joseph Mombourquette and wife Susan (Pilon);
grandchildren, Michelle and Shawn; sisters, Elizabeth Roy, Annie Mae LeRue, L'Ardoise; Theresa Johnson, Halifax; Laura Forgarty, Vancouver; brothers, Albert, L'Ardoise; Dan, Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl; sisters, Margaret MacEvoy, Agnes Campbell, Anita and Genevive, both in infancy; brothers, Paul, Felix. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in L'Ardoise Parish Funeral Home. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, in Holy Guardian Angel's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or
charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.

Feb. 12, 2000

EARLE, M. Irene - Halifax, died February 10, 2000, in the QEII Health Science Centre, after a short illness. Born in Janvrin's Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Virginia (Boudreau) Dorey, West Arichat. She was an active member of St. Lawrence Parish for the past 46 years. Surviving are her husband, James F. of 58 years; son, L. James and wife Anne Marie Mabey, Halifax; daughter, Joanne Kelly and husband Stephen, Aurora, Ont.; grandchildren, B. James, Halifax; Ryan, Neal and Alanna Kelly, Aurora, Ont.; brother, Francis, Cape Cod; sisters, Rose (Mrs. Gaston Fougere), Middle Sackville; Florence (Mrs. Yves Pinet), Nepean, Ont.; many
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Clarence, Elias, Henry, Ernest and Dominique. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Sunday, in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Monday, February 14, in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Dutch Village Road, Halifax. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.

Feb. 25, 2000

ELLIOT, John Leslie - 75, Arichat, formerly of Poulamon, died February 24, 2000, in St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre, Arichat. Born in Montreal, he was a son of the late William and Alice (Nucum) Elliot. He served in the RCN (VR) from 1942-1945. He received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the Atlantic Star medal and also the 3945 War Medal. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Julia (DeRoche) Elliot; daughter, Madeline Elliot, Poulamon; sons, Peter and Brenton, Poulamon, Paul, Poirierville; sister, Edith; brother, Wally, Ottawa; eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Edward Neddie; sister, Dorothy; brothers, Buster, Douglas. Visitation 2-9 p.m. today, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Hyacinth Funeral Parlor, D'Escousse. Military funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, D'Escousse, Rev. Bruno Ruel officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery in the spring. Donations to Veteran's Comfort Fund. Arrangements entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat.

January 31, 2001; in "THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Toronto newspaper:

Leonard Philip Edwards
By: Joyce Cameron

Wednesday, January 31, 2001
Father, teacher, choir member, Rotarian, curler, golfer. Born June 12, 1905, in Arichat, Cape Breton, N.S. Died Nov. 24, 2000, in Fredericton, N.B., of pneumonia,  aged 95. When young Leonard Edwards couldn't gain admission to college, he turned his attention to the other side of the classroom -- the teaching side -- and kept it there for the next 75 years of his life. At two months of age, Leonard had convulsions and nearly died. While he lost vision in one eye from the illness, he developed an extraordinary zest for life and indomitable spirit. He first tasted formal learning at the age of 4. That early start, however, had him graduate from  high school (which then ended with Grade 11 in Nova Scotia) too young to attend university. At 15, he had to take another direction. His first positions as a teacher were at Janvin's Harbour School and Pondville, not far from his home in Arichat. As the schools' only teacher, he taught  all subjects in 11 grades to all students -- some older than he was. By the time he was old enough for the Nova Scotia Normal School in Truro in February, 1924, he had taught for 3 years. With speed, efficiency and a high level of achievement he earned a  Superior Licence in five months. Next came positions as principal at the age of 19 at Joggins Mines, N.S., where he met his future  wife Bernice (now deceased). Then as a teacher at Pictou Academy, during which time he was married. Then, as principal, in River Hebert, N.S., where all three of his children were born. Between 1935 and 1938, Dr. Edwards was finally able to pursue a university degree full-time at Acadia, earning a BA in 1937 and an MA in 1938. He taught throughout at Horton Academy, acting at the same time as housemaster at the Horton residence where the family lived. His studies came to a stop and a postgraduate scholarship for Cornell University had to be refused when problems with his one good eye developed. But his teaching continued. He served as principal of Windsor Academy until 1946 and lectured in summer school at Acadia. The influx of veterans after the Second World War brought his 23 years of teaching in NovaScotia public schools to an end and commenced his 27-year relationship with the University of  New Brunswick in the city where he spent his remaining years. Dr. Edwards liked to recall that it was UNB President Milton Gregg himself who invited him to teach mathematics in Fredericton. At UNB, he taught all his children: Stirling, Merrill and Diane. During 1966-70, he served as department head. Students flocked to the courses bearing the magic name of L. P. Edwards. He became known as the mathematics teacher. In recognition of his outstanding teaching, he received the first Excellence in Teaching Award at UNB in 1972. In that same year, he received an honorary doctorate from Kings College in Halifax in recognition of his contributions not only in education but also as an active Anglican layman. Following his retirement from UNB in 1973, he was made a professor emeritus, continued to teach courses and eventually started tutoring, usually five to six students a year. Many said they went to him because he'd taught their parents, and their parents had sent them. He decided at 90 he would stop tutoring. A call from one more student kept him teaching a little bit longer. Twice a week from his home, his explanations helped his last student understand the tougher concepts  in calculus and earn an A. While Dr. Edwards will be remembered by many for his teaching, administrative abilities, and active role in community and church life, his children may best remember him for his singing. He sang when he got up in the morning. He sang while he fixed things. He was still singing in hospital the week before he died.
Joyce Cameron lives in Fredericton

In "THE CHRONICLE-HERALD" Halifax newspaper.

March 10, 2001

EVONG, Barry Patrick John - 39, Sydney, formerly of Halifax, passed away Friday, March 9, 2001, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Martin Evong, L'Ardoise and Irene Evong, Halifax.
Surviving are wife, the former Sherry Jollota; daughters, Danielle and Yolanda, both at home; sons, Joshua and Mathieu, both at home; brother, Michael (Colleen); stepmother, Karen, L'Ardoise; father-in-law, Fred (Evelyn) Jollota, Halifax. He was predeceased by brother, Marty. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel (main level). Funeral
mass 2 p.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church, Rev. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations to any charity.

Wednesday, September 4, 2002

EVONG, Finley F. - 84, Rockdale, Richmond Co., Cape Breton, passed away September 2, 2002, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. He was born in L'Ardoise, son of the late Edward and Catherine (Lannon) Evong. He worked in Halifax as a longshoreman for 51 years and retired at 65. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Melinda Margaret (Sampson); daughter, Diane Sharon Conrad; son-in-law, Hans Granberg; grandsons, Derek Graham Conrad and Scott Bradley Evong; brothers, Martin, Thomas, Murdock, James and Francis; sisters, Nellie and Anna. He is survived by brother, William "Bill" Evong;
daughters, Dawn (Bill) MacDougall, Barb Granberg, Calgary; Gloria (Karsten Roren) Martell, Halifax; Marlene (Bernie) Shea, Lower Sackville; sons, Wayne (Mary), Gerard, Bernie (Jean), Finley (Alice), Lower Sackville; Allan (Sybil), Porters Lake; stepsons, Francis (Cecile) Longaphy and Leo Longaphy, Lower Sackville; 30 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great
great-grandchild. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, mass 10 a.m. Thursday, September 5, both in Holy Guardian Angel Parish, L'Ardoise. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Reception to follow in L'Ardoise Community Centre. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Services.

In :THE CHRONICLE-HERALD" Halifax newspaper.

Friday, June 13, 2003

EDWARDS, Edwin Malcolm - 64, Arichat, died June 10, 2003, at home. Born in Poirierville, he was a son of the late Melvin and Cecilia (Poirier) Edwards. He was a mechanic having worked for different auto repair garages in the area. He is survived by son, Dean, Ontario; brother, Vernon (Pauline), Halifax. He was predeceased by sister, Eunice; brother, Maurice. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held at a later date to be announced. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of I.M.L. Funeral Services, Petit de Grat. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundations of Nova Scotia.

In "THE CHRONICLE-HERALD" Halifax newspaper.
 Tuesday, March 2, 2004
ENGLAND, Isabel Julia - 81. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Isabel Julia England of St. Peter's, March 1, 2004. Born in Black River, Dundee, she was a daughter of the late John Allen and Ella Mae (MacLean) Smith. Surviving are sons, Donald John MacDonald, Seaview; Joseph W. England, Quebec; daughters, Edna (MacDonald) Casey, River Bourgeois; Irene (MacDonald) Hurshman, Spryfield; Martena M. England, St. Peter's; sister, Dorothy M. Smith, Red Deer, Alta.; brother, Richard Alexander Smith, Port Hastings; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Hugh Allen MacDonald (Crandall Road, Inverness Co.), and her second husband, Joseph "Joe" Henry England (St. Peter's); sisters, Christina MacKinnon (Port Hawkesbury), and Florence MacRae (Dundee); brothers, Charlie and William Smith (Dundee), and Roy in infancy; son-in-law, Jack Hurshman. She worked for Harvey MacKenzie for many years. Isabel loved to k„

In "THE CHRONICLE-HERALD" Halifax newspaper.

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

ELLIOTT, Brenton William - 56, Poulamon, died June 6, 2004, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Montreal, Que., he was a son of Margaret Julia (DeRoche) Elliott, Poulamon and the late John Leslie Elliott. He is survived by his wife, Mary Melinda (Cogswell); son, Edward, at home; sister, Madeline, Martinique; brothers, Peter Simon, Paul David, both of Poulamon. He was predeceased by brother, Edward "Neddie"; sister, Cynthia. Visitation today in St. Hyacinth Parish Resting Place in D'Escousse, from 12:30 p.m. until time of funeral that will be held today, also in St. Hyacinth Church, D'Escousse, at 2 p.m., Rev. Stephane Gamache officiating. Burial to follow in St. Hyacinth Parish Cemetery, D'Escousse. Memorial donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia or St. Hyacinth Parish Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at:

. Ileana Ellis, born 1926 in Dartford, Kent, England; died 16 August 2004 in Halifax, NS. She was the daughter of Thomas Ellis and Maud Croft. She married (1) George "Georgie Ben" Barrett in England. He was born 14 December 1915 in L'Ardoise, Richmond Co., NS, and died 31 May 2002 in L'Ardoise, Rich. Co., NS. He was the son of Benjamin "Ben" J Birrette and Virginie Mombourquette.

EDWARDS, Vernon John
EDWARDS, Vernon John - 69. We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of the late Vernon John Edwards, Halifax. He died July 17, 2006, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Poirierville, Richmond Co., he was a son of the late Melvin and Cecilia (Poirier) Edwards. Vernon was a retired lagger for the dockyard in Halifax. He worked on the lake boats for many years. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife and companion, Pauline, Halifax; daughter, Darlene (Vinnie) Brow, Havre Boucher, Antigonish Co.; son, Perry, Toronto, Ont.; stepdaughter, Angela; stepson, David, both of Halifax; grandchildren, Lindsey, Celina, Vincent, Randy, Niomi, Jamie, and Hailey; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Helena (Deroach) Edwards; his sister, Eunice Kinslow; brothers, Maurice and Eddie. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Cremation has taken place. Service 11 a.m. August 7, in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat

EVANS, Paul Edward - 36, Halifax, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2008. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Joseph and Rose Marie (LeBlanc) Evans. Along with his parents, Paul is survived by his daughter, Sara; son, Andrew Joseph "A.J."; mother of Paul's children, Sharon, all of Halifax; brothers, Joseph "JoJo" (Elizabeth Herritt), Halifax, and James Michael, Lower Sackville; nieces, Nekita and Jessica; nephews, Brody and Chase. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, January 17, and a memorial service with a reception will follow at 1 p.m. Friday,
January 18, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Paul will be deeply missed by all of his family. Gone but not forgotten. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

In "The ChronicleHerald" Halifax newspaper, Saturday July 26, 2008.
EVONG, Martin P. - L'Ardoise, passed away peacefully July 24, 2008, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Halifax on February 27, 1933, he was a son of the late Loretta Power (Halifax) and Martin Evong (L'Ardoise). He is survived by his wife, Karen, L'Ardoise, and son, Michael (Colleen), Halifax. He is also survived by brother, Kenneth, Halifax; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons, Barry Evong (Sydney) and Martin Thomas Evong (Halifax); brother, Finley (Halifax). Visitation will be held Sunday, July 27, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, July 28, from 2-9 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Funeral Parlour, L'Ardoise. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 29 at 2 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angels Church, L'Ardoise. Donations may be made to the Dr. Kingston Memorial Clinic. Arrangements entrusted to Alex A. Morrison Funeral Home, St. Peter's.


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