Joyce Helen (Ross) Pitman
It is with both sadness and joy we announce the passing of Joyce Helen Pitman (nee Ross), 94 years.
Sadness, because she will be greatly missed. Joy, as she will be with Our Father God and her husband of 62 years, Russell Austin who was born and raised in Yarmouth, NS.
Joyce leaves behind her 3 daughters Lynn (Geoff) of Surrey, BC, Judy (Blaine) of Calgary, AB and Gail (Phil) of Tidnish Bridge, NS., five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Russell and cherished granddaughter, Kelly.
In keeping with Joyce’s greatest wish to return to her beloved home, her burial will take place in Alberta. Referring to her battle with Alzheimer’s “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear son, Christopher Andrew Baxter, age 22.
He was an amazing young man with an infectious laugh and beautiful smile. He could light up a room as soon as he walked in. He loved his family with all his heart and couldn’t wait to come home for family get togethers.
He had so many friends and he loved each and every one of you. Samantha, you were his best friend and the love of his life.
He loved sports and played many, but his favorite was hockey. (Go Habs!) In his early years, Chris played both minor hockey and Little League baseball. He was an avid snowboarder and skateboarder. He was appointed to the Youth Advisory Council, Town of Amherst, and was instrumental in the planning and successful development of the Amherst Skateboard Park. Chris was a graduate of ARHS and later attended NSCC Waterfront, Halifax.
He was employed at Canadian Tire in Halifax at the time of his passing. He loved his job and the many friends he made there.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Carlton Baxter.
He is survived by his parents, Peter and Tammy; grandparents – Adrienne Baxter-Tingley, Bonnie MacKay, Gary Jackson, and Jerry Hebert (Sharon); Aunts – Grace Jarvis (Dave) and Elizabeth Baxter; Uncles – Bruce Baxter and Daniel Walker; closest cousins – Leah Leroux (Ryan) and Dan McManaman (Jenny), Natasha (Dave) and Jordan Jarvis and many special aunts, uncles, and extended family. He will be deeply missed by his pug, Cosmo.
Visitation for Christopher was held on Monday, October 30th, 2017 from 2:00 pm until funeral service at 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Amherst with Rev. Don Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Amherst Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Cumberland County Hospice Society, Litters ‘n Critters Rescue, or the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Campbell’s Funeral Home, Amherst (902) 6679906.
On line condolences & sharing of memories can be forwarded via: www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.
The death of Irene Laurice Harrison of Maccan, NS, occurred at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre on Monday, November 6, 2017 with family by her side.
Born 1932 in Lower Maccan, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ella (Hicks) Bourgeois.
Irene will be dearly missed by her daughter Brenda and son-in-law Peter McEachern and by her beloved grandson Shawn; brother Charles, sisters Geraldine and Helen.
She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Harrison and daughter Kathy; brother Ernest; sisters Annette, Zelma and Vera.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, 70 Church St., Amherst (902667-8777). There will be no visitation or funeral. Private burial in the Maccan Cemetery.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Irene’s online memorial at www.furlongjones.ca or through the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.