James “Jim” William Allison
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of James “Jim” William Allison, of Currys Corner, Hants County, at the age of 80 on Nov. 16, 2018 at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, N.S., with his family by his side. Born in Windsor on April 30, 1938, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (Boyd) Allison. Jim attended Windsor Academy and left school before graduation to work on the farm with his father. At an early age, Jim was a member of the Currys Corner Fire Department #2 when his father was fire chief. He also enjoyed playing hockey with his friends. He often spoke of hanging out with his friends at Campbell’s Store, telling stories and talking about the news of the day. Later in his married life he was a bus driver for West Hants District School Board and the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board for 23 years. He was a dedicated fan of the Martock Tug of War Team when his son, Darren, and later his granddaughter, Courtney, were competing in the Tug of War competitions. Jim was a quiet man and kept to himself, but could be quite witty when the opportunity came along. He was so proud of his grandchildren, of their accomplishments whether it was hockey, 4-H, Tug of War or selling tractors. He is survived by his wife, Judith Ann “Judy” (Harvey) of 56 years. She was his confidant and caregiver until she no longer could care for him in their home, as well as daughter, Sherri (Mike) vanKippersluis and their
children Tyler (Laura) and Jordon; daughter, Tracey (Brian) McKee and their son, William and stepdaughters, Emma (Brandon) and Sara (Noah) McKee; son, Darren and Stephani Allison the mother of their children, Courtney (Mitchell), Connor and Carlee; brother-in-law, John Verreault; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by parents, James and Dorothy Allison; sisters, June (Roland) Hanson and Eleanor Verreault; special aunt and uncle Kate and Mike Reid, and Muriel Allison whom he cherished so much. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Hants Community Hospital staff for making his last days comfortable and especially Amber Phillips, the Palliative Care coordinator, for her compassionate care and comfort. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 in the Lindsay Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 in Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Rob Heffernan officiated. Donations in Jim’s memory were requested be made to the
Hants Community Hospital Auxiliary, Hants Community Hospital Foundation, Hants Community Hospital Palliative Care or to the Canadian Cancer Society. To have a donation card placed, please call Lindsay’s (902798-2232). Online condolences may be sent by clicking on “guestbook” at www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com.
Congratulations to the 17 members of the Cornwallis Project Club who earned Gold Project Completion Awards (Communications, Judging and Club Contribution as well as completing their project requirements): Ian Baker in Small Engines, Mary Cormier in Crafts, Foods, Photography, Austin and Hanna Cox in Dairy, Taylor Hovell in First Aid and Dairy, Hannah King in Foods, Ryleigh Lake in Rabbit, Evan Newcombe in Welding, Alister Oulton in Beef, Carmen Oulton in Beef, Market Lamb and Sheep, Sam Oulton in Beef and Market Steer, Adam Rand and Cameron and Connor White in Beef and Woodworking, Emma Rand in Sheep and Junior Leader, James Rand in Beef and Market Steer and Jason Rand in Woodworking.
Top Junior Members were Ryleigh Lake and James Rand; Top Intermediate Member was Mary Cormier, and Top Senior Member was Emma Rand.
Hanna Cox was awarded Most
Condolences to the family of Donald Tupper, 83, Scott’s Bay, who passed away Nov. 19 in the Valley Regional Hospital. The son of the late Robie and Rena May (Munroe) Tupper, he is survived by wife Mary Lou (Jess), daughters, brothers, grandchildren and more. He was a former police constable and owner/operator of Tupper’s Hot Oil Undercoating. He will be sorely missed.
Scott’s Bay Recreation Committee: Would your child/children Improved Livestock Show Person. Three members completed the Cloverbud Program: Elizabeth and Lucie Levy, and Rachel Ross. Lucie and Rachel also received Rookie Awards for completing their first year of 4-H. Their Cloverbud leader, Sarah Fancy, received a leadership award.
Mildred Levy (former general leader of the Club) received the 4-H Grandmother’s Award for starting all of her grandchildren in 4-H and attending meetings with them.
The Rand Family — Greg, Pansy, Emma, and Jason — received
like to spend a fun-filled afternoon with games, crafts, food, presents and Santa? RSVP by Nov. 27. Info: 902-582-714 or 902-300-7472. Volunteers are needed.
Canning Fieldwood Heritage Society’s historical calendar is available at participating businesses.
The Canning Legion turkey supper is Nov. 28, 4:30-6 p.m. Cost: $12, take out available. Info: 902-582-7246 after 4 p.m.
The 20th annual family craft show at 10292, Hwy 221, Habitant will be Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., and Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m. Bake goods, jams, jellies, pickles, household crafts, knits, and more. Special prizes for 20th anniversary. Info: 902-582-3870.
The Canning Library writing group meets Mondays 2-4 p.m.; Rev. Dr. Roger Prentice Christmas chapbooks is Dec. 3. Everyone welcome. Preschooler’s the 4-H Family Award, for dedicated service to 4-H. Greg is treasurer for Kings County 4-H, Pansy is the Cornwallis Project representative at the Kings County 4-H Council, Emma is President of the Cornwallis Club as well as the Chair of the County Spirit Committee, and Jason is treasurer of the Cornwallis Club.
The annual PWES Breakfast with Santa will be held on Dec. 1 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Community Centre. Pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages, coffee/ tea/juice will be served. Freewill offering.
storytime is on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Adult caregiver must be present. Volunteers and teen books wanted.
Canning Baptist breakfast is Dec. 1, 7:30-10 a.m. Menu consists of gluten free pancakes and toast, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, beans, scrambled eggs. Freewill donation. Info: 902-5823827.
A ladies skip bo game will be held Dec. 1, 1-4 p.m., in the Scott’s Bay Union Church hospitality room. Refreshments, hot beverages, festive atmosphere.
Ross Creek Centre masks and merry-making is slated for Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m. Lewis international mask display, create gifts, festive foods and music. There will be a homemade cookie dough sale. Admission is by donation. Info: 902-582-3842.
Canning’s village tree lighting ceremony is Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m., at the multi complex.
These members of the Cornwallis Project Club received awards at their annual general meeting on Nov. 9. Awards presented included: Top Members, Gold Completion, Rookie, Leadership, 4-H Family, Grandmother’s and Livestock Showperson.