James Card of River Hebert

I think James Card is the actually s/o Frederick Stephen Card and Mona
Melanson. When his father drowned in the Maccan River at River Hebert,
James, the youngest child, was adopted by his paternal aunt, Opal Verna Card
and her hubby, Herman MacNeil. Opal's obit mentions "Chosen Son, Jimmy
(Frances) Card".

Odd Opal's obit was as Card, Opal Verna with no reference to hubby, Herman

Sister, Vickie MacNeil/McNeil? (m/1 William Jollymore) would actually be his
1st cousin. This William Jollymore would be s/o William "Bill" Jollymore and
Elvenia "Allie" Smith. William "Bill" Jollymore's obit was posted yesterday.

However, there is no mention of James' oldest sister, Judy Card.

Another query; if Linda Vance is Opal Verna's step-granddaughter, then would
that make Linda a d/o Frances (?) before Frances m/1 James Card? Matthew and
Kyle are listed as straight grandchildren.

Gads, genealogy can become complicated sometimes.

CARD, James - 48, River Hebert, died January 22, 2007. Born in Amherst, he
was a son of the late Frederick and Opal Card. He was employed with
Brookville Carriers Ltd. He is survived by wife, Frances; daughter, Linda;
sons, Matthew, Kyle; sisters, Vickie (William) Jollymore, Gail Card;
brother, Steven; granddaughters, Sonya, Kayla, Heather; nieces and nephews.
In fulfilling Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of
Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst (667-9906). There will be no visitation or
funeral service. Burial will take place in the spring in River Hebert
Cemetery. Donations to Victorian Order of Nurses. www.campbells-amherst.ca
[Tuesday, 23-January-2007 www.thechronicleherald.ca Halifax NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2007-01-23]
Amherst Daily News, Tuesday, October 31, 1950, pg. #4; Reel #2700, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
WEDDINGS: Carde - Melanson
River Hebert, Oct. 30 - (Special) A pretty wedding was solemnized on Sunday
afternoon, Oct. 15, at 2 o'clock in Amherst where Mona Melanson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lorong Melanson and Frederick Carde, son of Mr. and the late
Mrs. Alex Carde of River Hebert were united in marriage. Father Murphy
performed the ceremony.
(Didn't copy who did what or wore what)

Source: Dave Winter, 18 Mar 2011
Note; Guessing Catholic at Amherst
Chronicle Herald, Monday, July 26, 1965, pg. #11; Reel #5929, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
Two Nova Scotia men - James William Singer, 57, of North Noel Road, Hants
County and Frederick Stephen Carde, 35, of River Hebert - were killed in
separate accidents in the province over the weekend.

Carde died when his car left the road at the River Hebert bridge Saturday
night and landed in the tidal Maccan River, RCMP said.

Mr. Singer------------------------------------

Amherst RCMP said the Carde vehicle left the road after failing to make the
approach to the one-lane bridge over the Maccan River. The vehicle snapped
off an apple tree and landed in the river while the tide was in, it was
reported. The body was found when the tide went out. The owner of a
transport business and a former member of the Royal Canadian Army, Mr. Carde
was the father of four small children. Surviving are Judith 14, Gail 11,
Stephen 10 and James 7; his father, Alexander Carde, River Hebert; six
sisters, Ruby (Mrs. Ormond Hicks) Moncton; Pearl (Mrs. Victor Mile)
Vancouver; ***Opal (Mrs. Herman McNeil) River Hebert***; Kay (Mrs. Carl
Miscich) Minto, N.B.; Jane (Mrs. Fred Hatcher) River Hebert; and Gloria of
Moncton; and one brother, George, River Hebert. Funeral service will be held
Wednesday with interment in the family lot, River Hebert Cemetery.

Source: Dave Winter, 9 Nov 2010
CARD, Opal Verna - 85, River Hebert, passed away Wednesday, December 13,
2006, at home. She was a daughter of the late Alex and Grace (Quinn) Card.
Surviving are daughter, Vickie (William) Jollymore; ***chosen son, Jimmy
(Frances) Card***; sisters, Ruby Hicks, Gloria Card, Kae Miscich; grandsons,
Mark, Jamie, Matthew, Kyle; stepgranddaughter, Linda Vance; several nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Pearl Mele, Jane Hatcher;
brothers, Charles, Fred, George. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in
Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst, with funeral 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel.
Interment in River Hebert Cemetery. www.campbells-amherst.ca
[Thursday 14-December-2006 www.thechronicleherald.ca Halifax NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2006-12-14]