Fickes, Mary Ann (Pugsley) - 89, of Annapolis Royal, passed away February 28, 2022 peacefully at home. Born August 2, 1932, in West Brook, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle (Canning) Pugsley. Mary Ann was a 1953 graduate of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow and a 1955 BScN graduate from Dalhousie University, Halifax. She worked in Saint John, New Brunswick before moving to Kentville, to work at the Sanatorium. Mary Ann then moved to Annapolis Royal where she worked with the VON and as a public health nurse. She was greatly involved in her community volunteering many hours with the hospital auxiliary, Seniors Housing Authority, the Sunday school and choir at St. George and St. Andrew United Church, and Girl Guides of Canada as a leader. Mary Ann is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Glenn) Pate, Mahone Bay; Heather (Ken) Foote, Conquerall Mills; stepson, Jack (Anna) Fickes, Martins River; grandchildren, Brandon, Caitlin (Scott Ryan), Benjamin, Colin, Christopher (Sarah Bunnell); sister, Joan (Bruce) Crowe, Truro; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles Webb Fickes; stepson, Don (Kathi) Fickes; brothers, Stewart and Horace; sisters, Melvina and Doris. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. A funeral service will be held 2:00pm Friday, March 11, 2022 in St. George and St. Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal, with Rev. Elisabeth Bachem – Jennings officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Covid -19 restrictions will apply. Masks are required. Venue will be at 75% capacity limit. Service will be webcast onto funeral homes website. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal or to a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank Annapolis Valley Home Care and Continuing Care (VON) for the care Mary Ann received.
Obituary of Brian Wilfred Longmire It is with deep sorrow and much love that we announce the passing of Brian Wilfred Longmire, 73, Annapolis Royal surrounded by his family on November 26, 2020. Brian left school at a young age to pursue a lifetime career in the fishing industry. He started on vessels in and around the Bay of Fundy, then went fishing offshore on scallop draggers before finally owning and captaining his own ground-fish / scallop draggers. After his retirement from being at sea, he became involved with aquaculture and the native fishery. During this time he also sat on many fisheries advisory boards as an industry observer. During Brian’s retirement he enjoyed curling, golfing, politics and coffee time with his friends. He made many wonderful memories over the years travelling and camping with his family and friends. Blessed with a large extended family, Brian enjoyed family gatherings but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren who loved their Papa. Born in Annapolis Royal on September 22, 1947, Brian was the son of the late Wilfred and Helena (Halliday) Longmire. He is survived by his loving spouse of 48 years, Mary (Hawkins) Longmire; his daughter, Sally Hunter (Robert), Halifax, NS; his son, Robbie Longmire, Hillsburn, NS; three beloved grandchildren, Hannah & Dylan Longmire and Jacob Hunter; his two sisters, Gloria Nixon (late Dan), Moncton, NB and Elizabeth White (Paul), Litchfield, NS; his in-laws, John Hawkins, June Pyne, Harold Hawkins (Carol), Keith Hawkins and Janet Adler (Dan); aunts, uncles, and a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Mary Lou Theriault and his brother, Richard Longmire. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Buchholz and the wonderful staff of the Annapolis Community Health Centre for their care, comfort and compassion. Donations may be made to the Annapolis West Health Foundation, Palliative Care Program or the Canadian Cancer Society. Giving the gathering limits, a small private family service was be held. A Celebration of Life will be held 1-4pm Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown.
Marie Emily Snow (Fralic)
Age 86 of Annapolis Royal, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021. Born in West LaHave on March 5, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Dawson William and Emily Louise (Pernette) Fralic. She was predeceased by husband, Alton Snow; sister, Marion (in infancy); brother, Paul Fralic; and son-in-law, Ed Grimm. She is survived by daughter, Kathy Grimm; sons, Paul Snow (Brenda) and Jeffrey Snow. Also surviving are four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. There will be no service by request. Donations may be made to Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.
Obituary of Mary Elizabeth MacIntoshMary Elizabeth MacIntosh, 83 of Annapolis Royal, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2020 in the Digby General Hospital. Born on August 7, 1936, in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Harold C. and Edith (DeGeer) Atkinson.
Mary was raised in St. George and Saint John, New Brunswick. She studied at Mount Allison University where she met her future husband Rev. James MacIntosh. Together they served in pastoral charges in Noel, NS and Alberton, PE. After James became a military chaplain, the family lived at several military bases. Retiring from military life in 1983, Mary and Jim moved to Annapolis Royal where she owned and operated a flower shop and he served as minister of Saint George & Saint Andrew United Church.
Mary loved Annapolis Royal and made many friends. She also loved vacationing in Dundee, Cape Breton, where they had a cottage on the farm where Jim had grown up and where they were surrounded by his large family.
Her memory will be cherished by daughters Amy Moonshadow of Halifax; Heather Rice of Bridgetown; son Ross (Heather) of Mermaid, PE; grandchildren David & Scott MacIntosh; brother Michael (Valerie) Atkinson, Boundry Creek, NB; sisters-in-law Flora Bissett of Cole Harbour, and Mary Russo of Conway, NH; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mary was predeceased by her parents and by Jim, her beloved husband of 56 years; her sister Jane Atkinson.
Family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Hancock in Annapolis Royal, the Mid-Valley Palliative Care service, the VON, the doctors & staff at Digby General Hospital, Valley Regional Hospital, the Dixon Centre at the QEHII Hospital, and all her wonderful friends and neighbours.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be scheduled at Saint George & Saint Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal, when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Burial will also take place at a later date in Black River United Church Cemetery, Dundee, Cape Breton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).