Loss of Founding Member of CCGS

CCGS sadly announces the loss of one of their founding members – Susan served in many capacities, as a President, Board Member, Secretary, Archivist and Researcher for many years. Condolences are extended to all family members.

Susan A. Hill (Nov. 23, 1959 – Sept. 14, 2014)

Hill, Susan Ann – 54, Amherst, NS, died on Sept. 14, 2014 in Amherst, NS with her family by her side, after a brief illness of pancreatic cancer. Born in Sept.-Iles, Quebec to Avard and Mary (Burke) Christie.

She is survived by her daughters Samantha (David) Downey of Amherst and Kristy (Scott) Houlihan of Dartmouth and three grandchildren Laurana, Violet-Anne and Grayson. Also survived by her parents; brothers Claude (Marion), Mike (Jillian) and Artie (Tania) Christie; sisters Cheryl (Lewis) Boom and Francine (Kevin) Stuart; many nieces and nephews and friend, Jim Dorrington. Susan was predeceased by her former husband, L. Dan Hill in April 2014.

She had worked for CANSA in Amherst for the past 12 years.

Genealogy research was her passion for nearly 30 years, having served on the Board of both the Cumberland County Genealogical Society and prior to that with the Amherst Township Historical Society. She cherished time spent with her grandchildren. Susan also enjoyed spending time at Heather’s Beach in the summer and recently discovered how much she enjoyed winter getaways with family to sunny destinations.

Arrangements are in the care of Campbell¹s Funeral Home, Amherst, NS (902 667-9906). In accordance with Susan’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cumberland County Genealogical Society. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting our Facebook page.

CCGS July Meeting

July 28 – Ottawa House Museum in Parrsboro hosted CCGS’ meeting with guest speaker, Clemm Larsen, who provided on PowerPoint, an informative Pictorial Tour of the Parrsboro Shore.

 

CCGS BBQ Event

.Thanks to Rick & Shirley King for hosting this event for our members, read more in the June Cumberland Roots newsletter

Thanks to Rick & Shirley King for hosting this event for our members, read more in the June Cumberland Roots newsletter

Show & Tell at January CCGS Meeting

Photo of Angus MacDonald

Marie (MacDonald) Trueman shows an heirloom photo of her paternal grandfather, Angus MacDonald.  The McDonalds originally came from Scotland to Fox Harbour, N.S. and later relocated to River Philip.

Before the miners strike in Springhill Angus had a confectionery store on Main Street in Springhill, NS.

Thanks Marie for sharing your story with us.

Happy 100th Birthday Bill Gilroy

CCGS is pleased to report the 100th birthday of Bill Gilroy, to be celebrated tomorrow in Amherst with an Open House.  Bill was one of Cumberland County’s new movie stars after the filming of his “Down Memory Lane” interview in 2008.  Congratulations to Bill for a wonderful interview, so much so, that he is ranked second on the Top Seller List of CCGS DVDs.

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday celebration.

Old Photographs #41

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The couple in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #41″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #40

Old Photographs #40

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #40″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #39

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #39″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #38

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be from the Fenwick, NS area.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #38″ in the subject line. If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.

Old Photographs #37

Do you know this person?

We have many vintage photographs in our Archives. Several images of people we have been unable to identify, and so we’d like to enlist the help of our visitors.

The person in this photo may be a friend or family member related to the Benjamin Hatfield family of Advocate.

If you think you know who this person is, please let us know by emailing archives@ccgsns.com stating “unknown photo #37″ in the subject line.  If they are identified, we’ll post here to let you know.