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  • Picture of Harry Artemas MacSwain
    Harry Artemas MacSwain

    May 7, 1950 - January 17, 2022

    Peacefully at his residence in Summerside on Monday, January 17, 2022, the death occurred of Harry MacSwain. He was aged 71 years and formerly of Greek River, PE. He leaves behind his dear son Joseph and grandchildren James, Bradin and Avaya MacSwain whom he dearly loved. Harry will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Shirley MacLeod (James Gregory) and Barry Beck. Predeceased by his parents Alexander and Ethel MacSwain, daughter Laura Lee and brother Lorne MacSwain (Judy). Due to public health restrictions, there will be no services at this time. A celebration of life and interment will take place at a later date in the Murray Harbour Cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Harry can be made to the PEI Lung Association and would be appreciated by the family.

  • Picture of David Jerome MacDonald
    David Jerome MacDonald

    November 20, 1949 - January 10, 2022

    The death occurred peacefully with his loving daughter and granddaughter by his side at the Colville Manor, Souris on Monday, January 10, 2022 of David Jerome MacDonald. He was aged 72 years of Souris and formerly New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. David is predeceased by the love of his life Carol Ann and will be remembered as a caring father to Jody (Jody) and Kathy MacDonald. He will be missed by his grandchildren Hanna, Alexis, Sage and great grandchildren Isaac, Parker and Dylan. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Katie MacDonald and grandson Dylan. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Souris for family and invited guest with interment to follow in the church cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of David can be made to the St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund or the Eastern Kings Health Foundation (Colville Manor).

  • Picture of Estelle Marie Heath
    Estelle Marie Heath

    June 18, 1946 - January 7, 2022

    Peacefully at the Souris Hospital on Friday, January 7, 2022, Estelle Marie Heath passed away with her loving family by her side. She was aged 75 years of Souris, PE. She is predeceased by her dear husband Doug Heath and leaves behind her beloved children Edward (Ruth) and Stephanie and dear grandchildren Matthew, Bianca and Brianna. Estelle will be lovingly remembered by her siblings Cyril, Louise, Yvonne, Paul (Faye), Eric (Judith), Gerry (Sherri), Rose Marie (Brian) and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition, she will be fondly remembered by her friend Ian MacInnis. Predeceased by her parents Paul and Regina Gallant, stepmothers Rita and Mary, siblings Camille and Joseph, sister-in-law Betty, brothers-in-law Mel and Charles, nephews Paul and Andrew and niece Paula. A funeral mass for invited guest will be held at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church with interment to take place at a later date in the St. Alexis Church Cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Estelle can be made to St. Alexis Cemetery Fund. *Please note, the funeral mass for Mrs. Heath has been cancelled for this afternoon due to poor weather. All invited guests will be contacted with a new date. To view Mrs. Estelle Heath's funeral mass, please click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_wZwFW8wqw

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    George Alexander Crandall

    March 13, 1942 - January 6, 2022

    It is with sadness the family of George Alexander Crandall announce his sudden passing which occurred at his residence on Thursday, January 6, 2022. He was aged 79 years of St. Peters Bay, PE. George is predeceased by his beloved wife Lorraine and will be deeply missed and forever loved by his son Jeff (Sheila) and grandchildren Leigha (Ethan) and Jake (Keisha). He is survived by his brother Gordie (Carol), brothers-in-law Dave Tracy and Bernie Dael and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Victor and Henrietta Crandall, sister Ann Tracy, nephew James Tracy, sister-in-law Dawna Dael and brother-in-law Ronnie Currie. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home and then to the St. Peters Bay Roman Catholic Church where a funeral mass will take place for invited guests. Interment will take place at a later date in the church cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of George can be made to the Eastern Kings Health Foundation (Souris Hospital) or the St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund.

  • Picture of Koady Daniel Chaisson
    Koady Daniel Chaisson

    December 4, 1984 - January 6, 2022

    It is with great sadness and broken hearts the family of Koady Daniel “Kenny Johnny Joe Lem-Joe Pete Simon” Chaisson announce his sudden passing which occurred at his residence in Little Harbour on Thursday, January 6, 2022. He was aged 37 years of Bear River, PE. He leaves behind his best friend and adoring wife Chloe Goodyear and dear parents Kenny and Donna Chaisson and parents-in-law Kerry and Klaus Kaldera and Barry and See Goodyear. He will also be deeply missed and forever loved by his siblings Derek (Angela), Dianne (Darren), JJ (Julie), Whitney and in-laws Tamaryn, Thinley and Adrian. Koady was a compassionate and fun-loving uncle to Callie-Ray, Ty, Landon, Matthew, Brett, Madison-Bo (Riley), Hannah, Ryan, Ella, Brady, Maguire, Jovi, Espe, Kiki, Arlo, Edwyn, Audrey and Fox. In addition, he will be sadly missed by his East Pointers brothers Tim, Jake and Donny and is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins whom he dearly loved…It’s impossible to mention all of them. Koady also had a great love for his cats Gordon and Ivy that he called his children. Predeceased by his grandparents Joe and Margaret Chaisson and Johnny and Marguerite Chaisson, uncles Peter Chaisson, Bennett Campbell, Elmer Deagle, and Bobby Gregory, aunts Helen and Abby Chaisson, Mary Hughes and cousin Chad Chaisson. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home and then to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church where a private funeral mass will take place for family and invited guests. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends “Koady Style” at a later date. If so desired, donations can be made to the Mi’kmaq Family Resource Centre and would be greatly appreciated by the family. To view Koady’s funeral service, please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/jjt6-nB6bYE

  • Picture of Audrey Ruth Campbell
    Audrey Ruth Campbell

    January 2, 2022

    The death occurred peacefully surrounded by love at the Souris Hospital on Sunday, January 2, 2022 of Ruth Campbell (nee Webster) of Souris and formerly Kensington, PE. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Gus and will be forever loved and missed by her children John (Sandra), Dee and Janet Campbell. Ruth was also a precious grandmother to Pat and Alexandra. Predeceased by her parents George and Georgina Webster and siblings Sally Cole and Allen Webster. The family would like to acknowledge the exceptional care given to Ruth during her stay at the Souris Hospital. The compassion shown to her by Dr. Bronaugh and the entire nursing staff will never be forgotten. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where there will be no visiting hours service by personal request. A funeral service for family and friends will take place at a later date. If so desired, donations in memory of Ruth can be made to the MacIntyre House.

  • Picture of Bertha Theresa MacPhee
    Bertha Theresa MacPhee

    June 8, 1933 - December 30, 2021

    Peacefully with her loving family by her side, the death occurred of Bertha Theresa MacPhee (nee MacKenzie) at the Kings County Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was aged 88 years of Selkirk, PE. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Kenneth and will be forever loved by her children Louis (Darlene), Donald (Sandra), Joan Lambie (Kenny) and Jackie Tanner (Mike). Bertha was a caring a dear grandmother to Lauchlin, Jodi (Brent), Megan (Colin), Daniel, Rebeccah and Grace. In addition, she is fondly remembered by Megan Laybolt and Katelyn Cluney, sister-in-law Eileen MacKenzie and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her parents Alan and Margaret MacKenzie, infant son Jackie, siblings Josie (Betty), Norman (Mary), Louis, Christelle, Mary (Gus) and sister-in-law Mae (Albert). Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place for family only. A private funeral mass will be held at the St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. If so desired, online donations can be made to the St. Margaret’s Cemetery Fund and would be appreciated by the family.

  • Picture of Allen Joseph
    Allen Joseph "Jody" Gregory

    December 6, 1967 - December 22, 2021

    Peacefully at the Souris Community Hospital on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, Allen Joseph “Jody” Gregory passed away with family by his side. He was aged 54 years of Souris, PE. Jody was a loving dad to his children Gabryelle and Elyssia Gregory and will also be fondly remembered by their mother Sabrina Grant. He leaves behind his beloved mother Betty Savoie (Claude), father Joey Gregory and dear siblings Trudy and Andy. In addition, he is survived by his close friends Cody , Christine, Tony and Tina. Also survived by two nephews Tristin and Mackenzie and niece Kynley and numerous Grant nieces. Predeceased by his close cousins David O’Brien, Timmy Enslow, uncle Robert Gregory, and aunt Anne Marie Gregory. By personal request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. If so desired, donations in memory of Jody can be made to the Eastern Kings Health Foundation (Souris Hospital or home care).

  • Picture of Wencil Vernon Anderson
    Wencil Vernon Anderson

    July 15, 1957 - December 21, 2021

    It is with much sadness the family of Wencil Anderson announce his passing which occurred peacefully and surrounded by family at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. He was aged 64 years of Five Houses, PE. He will be forever loved by his best friend and spouse of 40 years Elaine Doucette and lovingly remembered as a caring and devoted father to his daughters Kelsey, Candice and Molly Doucette whom he dearly loved. Wencil is deeply missed by his brothers Freddie (Hazel), Paul (Maggie), Joe (Wendy), sisters Mary Cheverie (Will Riley), Jeanette Stacey, Elizabeth Walsh, sisters-in-law Nicole and Claudette Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Leo and Theresa Anderson, brothers Eli, Leo, Robert, Billy, Wayne and brothers-in-law Denis Stacey and Max Walsh. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home where visiting hours will take place on Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 6-8pm (Vax pass and photo I.D. required). A private funeral mass will be held at the St. Charles Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. If so desired, donations in memory of Wencil can be made to Parkinson Canada or the St. Charles Cemetery Fund and are greatly appreciated by the family.

  • Picture of Daniel John Callahan
    Daniel John Callahan

    December 12, 2021

    The death occurred peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife Barb, furry friends Snowball and Casey and special angels Dr. Malone and Allison on Sunday, December 12, 2021 of Daniel “Danny” John Callahan of Selkirk, PE. He is fondly remembered by the extended MacAulay family, U.S. cousins and special longtime friends off island. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Eileen Callahan of Ottawa and mother and father-in-law Hubie and Helen MacAulay of the Souris Line Road, PE. Resting at Dingwell Funeral Home, where there will be no visitation by personal request. A funeral mass by invitation only will be celebrated at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Souris with interment to follow in the church cemetery and St. George’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Ottawa. As an expression of sympathy, online donations to the PEI Humane Society or PEI Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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