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    Edward James McCormack

    1950-2021

    At the Whisperwood Villa in Charlottetown on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Edward “Eddie” McCormack peacefully passed away at the age of 70 years and was formerly of St. Charles, PE. He was the dear son of Marguerite McCormack and will be lovingly remembered as a special brother to Mike Dunphy (Lynn). He is survived by his cousins Tommy MacDonald and Donnie Smith and many nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition to his mother, Eddie is predeceased by his cousins Sheila Bailey, Lorraine Carolsfeld and Bernie Smith who loved him dearly. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care that was given to Eddie by the resident care workers, nurses and doctors during his stay at the Villa. By personal request, there will be no visiting hours or service of remembrance at this time. A graveside service for family will be held at the St. Charles Roman Catholic Church Cemetery at a later date. If so desired, donations made to the St. Charles Cemetery Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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    Donald "Donnie" MacCormack

    1959-2021

    It is with much sadness the family of Donald Joseph MacCormack announce the passing of a beloved husband, loving father and caring poppie which occurred at the Souris Hospital on Saturday, February 13, 2021. He was aged 61 years of East Baltic, PE. Donnie was a dear and faithful husband of 42 years to his best friend Dawn (nee Rose) and had a great love for his 2 daughters Melanie MacAdam (Matthew), Melissa Veld (Craig) and son Nick O’Halloran (Melissa). He was also a special dad to Sarah Henwood. Dawn and Donnie had the honor of raising many other children who they loved dearly. He was a special and cherished poppie to Mia, Abby, Callie and Meleah. Donnie will be remembered for his kind nature and gentle spirit. Born on November 25, 1959 to Leonard and Velma MacCormack, he quickly became known for his hard-working and caring qualities. Always willing to help a neighbor or friend in need, he had a deep love for his community and surrounding areas. Donnie also had a great love for the sea and especially fishing. Both Dawn and Donnie had a long career fishing together spending 31 years on board the “Lady Dawn” in North Lake. His company and sense of humor will truly be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his loving sisters Debbie Mooney (Erroll), Jeanette Hill (John), parents-in-law Waldon and Bertie Rose, brother-in-law Brendon Rose (Sonia) and sister-in-law Karen Rose (Dwayne Doucette). Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Velma MacCormack, brother Brendon MacCormack (Cherie), brothers-in-law Blair and Trent Rose and sister-in-law Valerie Rose. Visiting hours will take place at Dingwell Funeral Home for immediate family only with a celebration of life being held at the Eastern Kings Community Center. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all services are by invitation only. If so desired, donations made to the Souris Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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    Darlene Marie Peters

    1955-2021

    The death occurred suddenly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, February 8, 2021 of Darlene Marie Peters (nee Sullivan). She was aged 65 years of St. Charles, PE and formerly Sydney, Cape Breton. She leaves behind her beloved husband and best friend of 45 years Eric Peters and was a loving and cherished mother to her children Stacey Mills (David) and Adam Peters (Melissa). Darlene was an exceptionally caring grandmother to Hannah, Devin, Alyssa, Chloe, Nathan and Hailey. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her siblings Sharon Rideout, Billy Sullivan, Everett Sullivan (Maureen), Marlene McCallum (Terry), Janet Corbett (Tony), Lorraine Colborne (Lawrence) and Patrick Sullivan. She is also survived by her in-laws Muriel and Anne Sullivan, Joan Kneabone (Barry), Annette Mahar, Sheldon Peters (Kathy), Michelle Blanchard (Rob), Wade Peters (Brenda) and numerous nieces and nephews. Darlene will be forever missed by her best friends Everett and Muriel MacLeod. Predeceased by her parents William Sullivan and Clara Dalton, parents-in-law Elmer and Martina Peters, siblings Mickey and Gordie Sullivan and brother-in-law Danny Mahar. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home in Souris where visiting hours will take place for immediate family only. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Charles Roman Catholic Church for invited guests with interment to follow in the church cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Darlene can be made to the St. Charles Cemetery Fund.

  • Picture of Auldine Christine MacVane
    Auldine Christine MacVane

    1961-2021

    Peacefully at the Souris Hospital on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Auldine Christine MacVane passed away surrounded with her loving family by her side. She was aged 59 years of Bothwell, PE. Auldine was a free spirited, caring and compassionate mother to Jason, Matthew (Allie) and Amanda (Aaron) and will be deeply missed by Rachel Reynolds (Mike). She was also a special Nan to Shyia, Avery, Ila, Khloe, Casen, Caleb and Walker. Auldine will be forever loved by her best friend Emery MacVane, Carmen and Sydney and is survived by her siblings Arlene Cheverie, Arlene Gallant, Angela Jarvis (Frank Gallant), Aubie (Norma), Aaron, Alana Jarvis and special aunts Arlene, Joyce and Cecelia. Predeceased by her parents Auldin and Anita Jarvis, brother Jim and brother-in-law Roger. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place for immediate family only. A funeral service will be held at the Kingsboro Baptist Church for invited guest with interment to follow in the Kingsboro cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Auldine can be made to the Kingsboro Cemetery Fund or Souris Home Care.

  • Picture of John Edward MacKinnon
    John Edward MacKinnon

    1953-2021

    The death occurred at his late residence in Elliot Lake, Ontario on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 of John Edward MacKinnon. He was aged 67 years of St. Georges, PE. He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Peggy Crutchfield (Geoff), Bennett, Irene LaRoque, Earl (Kelly), Blair (Angel), Claude, Hilda Lapierre (Kevin) and Noel (Shannon). Also to mourn his loss are numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Urban and Barbara (nee MacDonald) MacKinnon. A funeral mass will take place at the St. James Roman Catholic Church, Georgetown for invited guests with interment to follow in the St. George’s Church Cemetery. If so desired, donations made to the St. George’s Cemetery Fund would be appreciated by the MacKinnon family. The funeral mass will be live streamed via the link below on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 2:00pm. https://www.facebook.com/St-Benedicts-Pastoral-Unit-108927214104236

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    Sandra Elizabeth Rose

    1959-2021

    It is with much sadness the family of Sandra Elizabeth Rose announce her peacefully passing which occurred with family by her side at the Colville Manor, Souris on Monday, January 25, 2021. She was aged 61 years of Rollo Bay, PE. Sandra was a dear and caring wife of 36 years to her husband Lennie and a cherished mother to Denton (Faith), Laura (Scott Robertson) and Natalie (Mitchel Wright). She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Clark, Alex, Porter, Karsyn, Noah, Lena and Adelyn. Sandra will be deeply missed and forever loved by her mother Margaret Mahar and her close siblings Donna Gallant (Leo), Arlene Lewis (Don), David (Mary), Roger (Debbie), Lorna Rose (Gordon), John (Frances), Michael (Christine), Colleen Peters (Glen) and Dale (Sandra). She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her father Arnold Mahar and infant granddaughter Lilly Rose. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place for immediate family only. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Souris with interment to follow in the St. Alexis Church Cemetery, Rollo Bay. If so desired, donations made to the Alzheimer Society of PEI or the St. Alexis Cemetery Fund would be greatly appreciated by the family.

  • Picture of Margaret Theresa Shields
    Margaret Theresa Shields

    1928-2021

    Peacefully at the Garden Home in Charlottetown on Sunday, January 24, 2021, Margaret Theresa Shields (nee Arsenault) passed away gracefully with her loving family by her side. She was aged 92 years of Souris, PE. Margaret was a loving and supportive mother to her children Donna (Emmett) White, Sharon (Ed) Moores, Darlene MacDonald, Marel (MacKay), Gordon (Candace) MacDonald, and Deanna (Steve) Bowtle. She will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Jonathan and Adam Moores, Maze Griffin, Stephanie Marshello, Tiffany MacDonald, Isaac and Craig White, Kayla and Chelsea MacDonald, Aleisha Bowtle and all her great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husbands Gordon MacDonald, Robert Corbett and Reg Shields, by son Syl, sons-in-law Shaun and Tom, sisters Eunice and Florence and brother Buddy (Syl) Arsenault. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place for family only. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Souris with interment to follow in the church cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Margaret can be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the PEI Humane Society.

  • Picture of Susan Genevieve Jenkins
    Susan Genevieve Jenkins

    1931-2021

    At the Colville Manor in Souris on Saturday, January 23, 2021, Susan Genevieve Jenkins passed away peacefully with family by her side. She was aged 89 years of Gowen Brae, PE. She was the beloved mother of Doris, Bobby, Carl, Peggy, Rollin, Ivan and will be deeply missed by all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Susan is survived by her siblings Eunice, Ethel, Irene, Doris, Millie and Glorianne. She is also predeceased by her parents Henry Mallard and Mary Peters, siblings Billy, Tommy, Eubie, Agnes, Edna and her great grandson Roland. By personal request, there will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. A celebration of life for friends and family will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations in memory of Susan can be made to the Colville Manor.

  • Picture of Mary Catherine Chaisson
    Mary Catherine Chaisson

    1938-2021

    The death occurred peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones at the Souris Hospital on Saturday, January 23, 2021 of Mary Catherine Chaisson (nee MacKinnon). She was age 82 years of Bear River, PE. She was a loving mother and best friend to her three children Roddie, Helen (Jamie) Antle, and Mary (Robin) Croucher, and will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Randy, Matthew, Michael, Grace, Jenna, Lesley and Evan. Mary was a beloved sister to John MacKinnon. His friendship to Mary and help throughout the years will always be cherished. Mary is also survived by siblings Walter, Mary Ellen, Anne, Helen, and Francis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary is predeceased by her loving and devoted husband Peter J. Chaisson Sr, son Randy, parents John and Mary Helen MacKinnon and brothers Charlie and George. Mary was a woman of strong faith. Throughout her lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, knowing that her loved ones would be at the gates of heaven to greet her was something she held close to her heart. What a glorious reunion that must have been. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place for family and close friends only. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Souris with interment to follow at the St. Alexis Roman Catholic Church cemetery, Rollo Bay. Due to Covid restrictions, the wake and funeral mass will be by invitation only. If so desired, donations made to Souris Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

  • Picture of Francis Joseph MacInnis
    Francis Joseph MacInnis

    1928-2021

    The death occurred peacefully at his home in Hampshire on Saturday, January 16, 2021 of Francis MacInnis. He was aged 93 years of Monticello, PE. Francis is predeceased by his dear wife Lillian (nee Flynn) and was the loving father to Evelyn MacInnis (Barry MacDonald), Clayton, Garry, Gordie MacInnis and Melanie Power (Kevin). He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Timmy, Mallory, Cody (Valentina), Jesse (Dillon), Sarah, Lilly and great grandchildren Ava, Wilder, Riley and Flynn. Francis will also be deeply missed by Lynn Thompson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Josie Dan and Effie MacInnis, sisters Evelyn and Anna and granddaughter Natalie MacInnis. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place for family only. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Due to public health restrictions all services will be by invitation only. If so desired, donations in memory of Francis can be made to Diabetes Canada.

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