Obituary – Beverley Sterling Pearl

Beverley Sterling Pearl

Age 80, of Big Tancook Island, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in Ryan Hall – Senior Living, Bridgewater, with his family by his side.
Born in East River, he was a son of the late Warren and Olive (Mason) Pearl. Bev worked 30 plus years as a diesel mechanic for Cummins Diesel, and upon retiring moved back to Big Tancook Island. He enjoyed tinkering in the garage, spending time with his Jazzy girl and everything marine.
Bev was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed by all that knew him. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Carroll, and wife, Barbara (Aucoin). Survived by children, Patrick, Dartmouth; Peter, Dartmouth; Lisa (Joseph) Fougere, Dartmouth and grand children, Jasmine, Cheryl, Mellisa, Joseph Fougere.
Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Chester. The family will have a private interment with a Celebration of Life in the spring when all the family can attend.
If so desired, donations in Bev’s memory can be made to Big Tancook Island Emergency Response Association (BTIERA).

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Obituary – Gretta Irene Wilneff (Baker)

Gretta Irene Wilneff (Baker)

Age 95 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully December 5, 2020 in The Admiral Long Term Care Centre in Dartmouth.

Gretta was born and raised on Big Tancook Island. She was the daughter of Stanley and Theresa Baker. Gretta lived for her family and spent many years traveling to Scotland, Mexico and the United States to create special memories with them.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Obed Wilneff; her sons, Billy Reid and Blair Gerald Wilneff; her second husband, Stanley Langille; and her brother, Gerald Baker. She is survived by her beloved son, Roger Wilneff and his wife, Donna Quinlan Wilneff. Also survived by her dearest granddaughters, Laura Wilneff Covington her husband, Troy Covington and their daughter, Emerson Covington; and Jacquelyn Wilneff Damico her husband, Matthew Damico and their children, Vincent and Ellis Damico.

Gretta adored and is survived by her niece, Christine Baker Stevens her husband, Gary Stevens and great niece, Lynette Stevens. She is also survived by her niece, Corrine and Grant Mason; her loving nephew, Darrin Baker and his wife Angie, as well as her great niece and nephew, Erica and Blair Baker.

A graveside service will be held on Big Tancook Island after the arrival of the 10:20 a.m. ferry from Chester on Thursday, December 10th. Due to COVID-19 there will be no reception after the service. The ferry returns to Chester at 1:30 p.m. Use of masks and observance of socially distancing protocol is requested for those wishing to attend the service.

Christmas Service Cancelled

After careful consideration and watching the Covid 19 numbers rising in Nova Scotia, I think it necessary to cancel this year’s Christmas service as a health precaution. David Ashcroft

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There are a few special places along the south shore that have become secret hideaways, and Tancook Island is one of them. A ferry ride away makes this island, across the waters from the village of Chester, a true ocean lovers destination. While most who visit here enjoy packing a picnic, renting a bike, visiting the beach and quiet seclusion, its become increasingly difficult to find property on the island, this year. Heres your chance to purchase this as a summer escape, or year round home. With 7 Bedrooms there are endless opportunities for this property. Transform into an Air BnB, bed and breakfast or enjoy the extra space for extended family. Some upgrades have been recently completed, a new metal roof and deck to name a few, but there is still work to complete should you be considering a project. If you didnt know, the ferry only carries passengers, without cars, on to Tancook Island from the mainland. Good news, this location is only a short stroll from the Ferry. Now is the time to explore island life.

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Car Ferry for the Tancook Islands Announced

Press Release: Car Ferry for the Tancook Islands

News release

New Tancook Islands Ferry, Shorter Route Announced

Residents of Little and Big Tancook Islands will benefit from a new car ferry, the province announced today, Nov. 4.

The new vessel will provide shorter, more frequent trips and allow transport trucks and emergency response vehicles to access the islands.

The province and the Government of Canada are each investing $4.9 million for a new 18-car ferry. The new vessel will replace the existing 38-year-old foot passenger ferry.

The Tancook Islands ferry departure route is also changing to accommodate a car ferry. The landing will move to Blandford, Lunenburg Co. from Chester. Travel time on the new route will drop from 50 to 30 minutes. The number of daily crossings will increase from four to about 11.

“The new ferry will help ensure a safe and reliable service to residents and visitors of Tancook Islands,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Lloyd Hines. “It will also improve access to essential services such as ambulances, as well as economic and tourism opportunities.”

Construction of the new car ferry is expected to start this winter with an estimated completion date of Spring 2022.

Quotes:

Strong and modern infrastructure is an essential building block for healthy and prosperous rural communities. The Tancook Island ferry replacement will improve access to essential services for residents, while opening the community to new tourism and business opportunities.Bernadette JordanMinister of FisheriesOceans and Canadian Coast Guard, on behalf of Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development

Not only will a new car ferry bring better services to the islands from all levels of government and create economic opportunities, it shows commitment to rural Nova Scotia. It means a safe, reliable service for the residents of these islands and makes living here more attractive to future residents, ensuring the viability of these Islands for years to come.Jason KeddyCaptain of the Tancook Islands ferry

Quick Facts:

  • about 200 people live on the Tancook Islands
  • the Tancook Islands ferry is currently a passenger-only ferry that makes four return trips daily, seven days a week from Chester
  • the existing ferry is 39 years old
  • Chester is not able to accommodate the new 18-car ferry
  • Tancook Island ferry is one of three provincial ferries being replaced. Others include the Country Harbour ferry in Guysborough County and the Little Narrows ferry in Victoria County

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