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From: "Carolyn Wallace" <>
Subject: Obits: Carthew MacDonald, Westville; John Markie, Cariboo
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 22:45:25 -0400

I am posting these as an addition to the obit for Gus MacDonald of a
previous posting.
Carthew is brother to Gus and Thelma Markie(wife of John Markie)
They are the children of John H. MacDonald and his wife Maude Higgins of
Holy Name Cemetery, Westville:
John H. MacDonald 1886-1963 (Veteran of WWI)
Maude Higgins (w) 1886-1949
Duncan (s) 1910-1932
H. Percy (s) 1907-1968
Pte. Reginald J. MacDonald Apr.22 1921-1939 Dec.05 Pictou Highlanders
s/o John/Maude and the war's first fatality in Westville.

Carthew E. MacDonald 1923-1997 m.Apr.23 1954
Lorna N. (w) 1930-

John J. Markie 1929-1967
Thelma E. MacDonald (w) 1925-1991

Paper unknown.
Carthew Edmond MacDonald
Westville- Carthew Edmond MacDonald, age 74 of Dufferin Street,
Westville, passed away quietly on Friday, December 12, 1997 in the Victoria
General Hospital, Halifax.
Born in Westville, he was a son of the late John and Maude(Higgins)
He was a veteran of World War II and spent most of his life in the
Canadian Armed Forces retiring in 1968 . After his military career, he
returned to Westville and later was a school bus driver for West Pictou
Carthew was an avid football and hockey player and was inducted into
the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He was a member of the Church
of The Holy Name, Westville.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lorna Murrell; a son
Michael(and his wife Becky), Vancouver Island; two daughters: Kim (Mrs.
Anthony Chisholm), Merigomish; Kelly (Mrs. Greg Lackie), Halifax and a
grandson, Carthew MacDonald.
Carthew was predeceased, besides his parents, by a sister, Thelma
Markie and four brothers: Duncan, Reg, Gus and Percy.
Visitation will take place on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. Funeral service will be held
Tuesday at 11 o'clock from the Church of The Holy Name, Westville with
Father Reg Currie officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Name Cemetery,


Paper Unknown.(Know he died in 1967 from cemetery)
Cariboo- A well-known County teacher, John Markie, 38, of Westville,
and his 75-year-old uncle, John MacPherson of Erinville, Guysboro Co., were
killed instantly in a two-car collision here on Thursday night.
Mr. Markie was well-known for his association with the New Democratic
Party in this area, having run as a candidate in Pictou Centre provincially,
in 1967. He was also a delegate to the founding convention of the NDP
Association in Ottawa in 1961.
The two men were visiting relatives in the Cariboo area and were about
to cross the new Ferry Road here when a 1960 Chrysler, operated by Aldon
Baker, former of Montague, P.E.I., now of Trenton, struck the side of the
MacPherson vehicle.
Baker was headed for the ferry wharf to pick up his wife, who had
come across from P.E.I.. He was not injured in the accident.
The impact of the crash spun the Volkswagen around several times on
the highway, and knocked both occupants out of the vehicle, RCMP said both
men were dead when they arrived at the scene.
Both vehicles were extensively damaged in the mishap which occured at
approximately 6:15 on Thursday evening.
The accident was investigated by the New Glasgow RCMP Highway Patrol.
Mr. Markie was born in Erinville , Guysboro Co., and went to
Stellarton as a young boy with his family where he received his early
education. He finished his high school education in Westville and entered
St. FX University where he received his BA and BEd. degrees.
Being very active in collage sports, he maintained this interest in
private life and was supervisor of minor sports in Stellarton over the
Recently he was appointed to the Extension Department of St. FX
University to work in the field of housing in Pictou County, in conjunction
with the Nova Scotia Housing Commission.
Along with being named the founder and most ardent supporter of the
NDP party in this area he was also principal of the Junior High School in
Trenton and president of the East Pictou Local of the NSTU, as well as
executive member of the same organization.
Besides his wife, the former Thelma MacDonald of Westville, he is
survived by two children ; his mother, Mrs. Andrew Markie, Westville; three
sisters, Catherine (Mrs. Dan Maloney) and Annie (Mrs.Fred Doucette), both of
Westville, and Mary in Halifax.
He was predeceased by his father and two brothers, Thomas, during the
Second World War, and James.

John MacPherson
Mr. MacPherson was born in Erinville and had operated a sawmill there
for a number of years. For the last few years he operated woodlots in the
same area.
Besides his wife and one daughter, he is survived by three sisters,
Margaret (Mrs.Andrew Markje), Belle (Mrs. Clem MacIssac), Erinville, Guys.
Co., and Mrs. Catherine O'Leary, Halifax, also one brother, Dan in
The remains of both victims will rest at the Eagles Funeral Home with
Mr. MacPherson's remains to be transferred to Erinville for burial.

Carolyn Wallace

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