The Casket - - Obituaries -

A Pres­by­te­rian fu­neral ser­vice for the late Ernest James De­war, 80, Marshy Hope, was held Oc­to­ber 1 in St. Joseph’s Church, St Joseph’s, Antigo­nish County, with Greg Dick­son of­fi­ci­at­ing, as­sisted by Fa­ther Lazarus Guria. Burial was in the parish ceme­tery.

Mr. De­war died Septem­ber 25, 2018, in St. Martha’s Re­gional Hos­pi­tal.

Mu­sic at the fu­neral ser­vice was pro­vided by Ty Wal­lace, Joan De­war, Shelly Camp­bell and Mar­ion De­war.

Pall­bear­ers were Al­lan De­war, Don­ald De­war, Brian Mac­don­ald, Eric De­war, John De­war and Gor­don Mac­gre­gor.

Born May 29, 1938, he was a son of the late Ch­ester and Mary (Foote) De­war of Marshy Hope. He drove a school bus in Pic­tou County for more than 30 years.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jane (Fraser); two daugh­ters, Su­san Mc­carthy (Leonard March), Evanston; Pa­tri­cia De­war, Sackville, New Bruns­wick; two sis­ters, Kaye Mac­don­ald, James River; Mar­garet (Jim) Bowie, Spry­field; brother, Bill (Sheila) De­war, Her­ring Cove; three sis­ters-in-law, Mil­dred De­war, Marshy Hope; Sylvia De­war, Truro; Mar­ion De­war; Ohio; many nieces, neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily.

He was pre­de­ceased by sonin-law, Tim Mc­carthy, par­ents-in­law, Wil­liam and Jean Fraser, seven sib­lings, Gla­dys, Edgar (Mar­jorie), He­len (Alex), Robert, Ge­orge, Chris­tene (Hugh), and Roy; brother-in-law, Hunt­ley Mac­don­ald.

Me­mo­rial dona­tions may be made to St. Joseph’s Ceme­tery or St. Martha’s Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion (Pal­lia­tive Care Unit).

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