Funerals

FERGUSON, Sterling

The death occurred at the Summerset Manor, Summerside, on Monday, April 5, 2010, of Sterling Ferguson of Borden-Carleton, aged 77 years. Born in Dunstaffnage, he was the son of the late Melville and Grace (Drake) Ferguson. Survived by his wife Bernice (Chaisson) Ferguson; children Donna LeClair, Borden-Carleton; Wayne, Edmonton, Alta.; Richard, Ottawa, Ont.; Randy, Edmonton, Alta.; Warren, Edmonton, Alta.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Doris Lawrence, London, Ont.; aunts, Alice Gibb, Beth MacEwen, and Gladys Drake; son-in-law Danny LeClair, Summerside; daughter-in-law Shelley Starchuck, Smokey Lake, Alta.; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by a sister Siville Newson and daughter-in-law Linda Ferguson. Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, where funeral service will be held Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. Interment later in St. Paul's Cemetery, Summerside. Visiting hours Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Date of Death: 
Mon, 04/05/2010

MCKINNON, Elaine Lois

The funeral service for Elaine Lois McKinnon (nee Parkman) of Summerside, beloved wife of the late Sigurd McKinnon and also her first husband, the late Don Bulman, was held on Saturday, April 3, 2010, from the East Prince Funeral Home Chapel, Summerside, by Rev. Dr. Arthur Davies. Words of remembrance were shared by her son Garth. Two hymns played on CD were "In the Garden" and "Amazing Grace". Interment will take place in St. Paul's Cemetery, Summerside, at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the East Prince Funeral Home, Summerside.

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GALLANT, Rita Mary

The funeral for the late Rita Mary Gallant of the Maplewood Manor, Alberton, beloved wife of the late Jerry Gallant, was held on Monday, March 29, 2010, from the Rooney Funeral Home, Alberton, to St. Simon and St. Jude Church, Tignish, where funeral mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. James Willick, who delivered the homily and had the prayers of final commendation and farewell. First reading was addressed by Stella Gallant, who also invited the prayers of the faithful. Second reading was addressed by Rena Handrahan. Eucharistic ministers were Jacinta Arsenault and Irma O'Rouke. Cross bearer was George Doucette and candle bearers were Charles Bernard and Joseph DesRoches. Altar server was James Hogan. The choir was under the direction of Vincent Doucette and the organist was Antoinette Perry. Processional hymn was "The Lord's My Shepherd". The psalm was "In the Sight of the Angels". Offertory hymn was "Lord Jesus Christ Abide With Us".

BECK, Edwin Howard

The funeral service for Edwin Howard Beck was held Thursday, March 18, 2010, from Ferguson's Montague Funeral Home Chapel. The service was conducted by Alan Beck. Words of remembrance, written by the family, were given by Alan Beck. During the service, the music selections were Old Rugged Cross, I'll Fly Away and Sweet By And By. The recessional music was Nellie Grey. Pallbearers were his three sons, Roy, Doug and Boyde Beck; grandsons, Joseph MacPherson and David Caudron; and son-in-law, Malcolm Brown. Flowerbearers were Doris Herring, Dorothy MacLean and Joan Livingstone. Among those in attendance was staff of Perrin's Marina Villa. The committal took place in the Murray River Cemetery. 

DOIRON, M. Margaret

The funeral for M. Margaret Doiron was held Saturday, March 20, 2010, from the Hennessey Funeral Home Chapel to St. Dunstan's Basilica where the funeral mass was celebrated by Rev. George Gilliland, who also delivered the homily. The lessons were read by sister, Barbara Wonnacott, and niece, Lisa Cameron. The prayers of intercession were offered by niece, Jennifer McKinnon. The mass was sung by St. Dunstan's funeral choir. The organist was Elmer Power. During the mass, the choir sang the processional hymn, Be Not Afraid, and the recessional hymn, How Great Thou Art. Soloist, Lynn MacVicar, sang the communion hymn, Come To The Water. Pallbearers were brother-in-law, Garry Cameron, and nephews, Andrew Cameron, Jerry Curley, George Curley, Troy MacKinnon and Chris Wonnacott. Among those attending the funeral liturgy were residents of Pownal Square, staff of J.C. Weatherbie & Sons, Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Martha, and provincial executive of the CWL.

GALLANT, M. Bernice

The funeral for M. Bernice Gallant was held Friday, March 19, 2010, from Belvedere Funeral Home to the Church of The Most Holy Redeemer where the mass was presided over by Father Brendon Gallant, assisted by Father Floyd Gallant who proclaimed the Gospel and delivered the homily. Lori Edwards and Bob Gallant proclaimed the readings. Louis Doiron led the assembly in the prayers of intercession. The organist was Gary Cudmore. During the mass, the church choir under the direction of Mary Morrison led the assembly in singing Be Not Afraid and On Eagle's Wings. Ed Doiron, accompanied by Linda Doiron, sang Help Me and In The Garden. Pallbearers were Robbie Blanchard, Alfie Wakelin, Phillip Gallant, Mike Wakelin, Russell Gallant and David Doiron. Interment will take place later in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. 

HACKETT, Sterling F.

The funeral for Sterling F. Hackett was held Monday, March 15, 2010, from the MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel to St. Andrew's United Church, Vernon, where Rev. Gary Clark conducted the service. During the service, Betty Lou Jordan sang Just A Closer Walk With Thee and Amazing Grace accompanied by guitarist Ken Downe. Lillian Clow and Gary Harding gave the scripture readings. Congregational hymns were Come, Let Us Sing Of A Wonderful Love and Here I Am Lord. Organist was Lynda Sharpe. In attendance were management and staff of the Dr. John Gillis Lodge. Pallbearers were Brian Harding, Gary Harding, David MacDonald, Joan MacDougall, John MacDougall and Betty Jean Morse. Interment to take place later in St. Andrew's Cemetery. 

HAYDEN, L. Wayne

The funeral for L. Wayne Hayden was held Wednesday, March 17, 2010, from Belvedere Funeral Home Chapel where the service was conducted by Rev. Roger MacPhee. The organist was Helen MacRae. During the service, Kendall Docherty sang What A Friend We Have In Jesus and Softly And Tenderly. The congregational hymns were Amazing Grace and The Old Rugged Cross. Scripture was read by Heidi Wood. Memories were shared by daughter, Amy Hayden. Honorary pallbearers were Roy MacMillan, Wayne Beaton, Paul Squires, David Cooper, Kevin O'Donnell, Charlie Murphy, John MacDonald, J.D. MacLeod, Reggie MacPherson, David MacIntyre and Bill Oulton. Pallbearers were Doug Murphy, Jimmy Murphy, Noel McInnis, Elvert Penny, Elmer Clow and Ralph Irving. Flowerbearers were Marlene Brazil, Emily MacAulay, Jo Anne Wood, Will Brown, Margaret Anne Gillis, Scarlett Wood and Ashley Wood. Interment took place in Cherry Valley Memorial Cemetery.

MACDONALD, Elizabeth Mae

The funeral for Elizabeth Mae (Crane) MacDonald was held Sunday, March 14, 2010, from Belvedere Funeral Home Chapel where Rev. Alan Stewart conducted the service. The organist was Helen MacRae. The congregational hymns were I Am Thine O Lord and Jesus Loves Me. Fiddler, Ward MacDonald, played Westphalia Waltz and Golden Slippers. Granddaughter, Michelle MacDonald, shared memories and a poem, Prince Edward Island, was read by daughter, Aretta Bessuille. Pallbearers were Andrew Stewart, Angus MacDonald, Brett MacDonald, Joshua MacDonald, Matthew MacDonald and Harris Greene. Interment took place in Midgell Cemetery. 

MACDONALD, Matthew Kent

The funeral for M. Kent Macdonald of Cardigan was held Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, from All Saints Church, Cardigan, where the concelebrated funeral mass was offered by Rev. Brendon Gallant as chief celebrant and homilist. He was assisted by Rev. Andrew Macdonald (brother of the deceased) and Rev. John Lacey. Sister-in-law, Bernadette Macdonald, proclaimed the first reading and daughter, Sarah Macdonald, proclaimed the second reading. Sons, Andrew Macdonald and David Macdonald, offered the prayers of intercession. The funeral pall was placed on the casket by granddaughters, Caitlin Marr and Mary Clare Wilkie. The paschal candle was lit by grandson Ethan Macdonald. The offertory gifts were presented by brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest and Marie Macdonald and Frank and Cathy Macdonald. The eucharistic minister was daughter, Nancy Macdonald. The funeral mass was sung by the Macdonald family. The pianist was grandson, Patrick Wilkie.