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Last Name Full Name Published in Date Published Contributor Obit Date of Death Born at or Date of Birth Notes
Gabrial Emma E. H. Gabrial GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 4/23/1986 Carol MacLean - New Waterford. Mrs Emma Elizabeth Harriett Gabrial, 60, of 342 Thirteenth Street died at the Sydney City Hospital shortly after she was addmitted April 16, 1986. Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late James Dorrington. Retired fron the Cape Breton County Hospital, she was employed at that institution for 18 years. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Parish. Mrs Gabrial is survived by her mother, Florence Martin Conrad, her husband, Richard Gabrial two daugters Theresa Alcock and Belinda Parris of New Waterford, a step-daughter Thelma Gabrial of Toronto; a brother Samuel Martin of Edmonton, Alberta; two sisters Muriel Martin of Oxford and Florence Gabrail of Toronto and five grandchildren. The body rested at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street. The funeral service was conducted at All Saints Church.


Gabriel Francis Louis Gabriel CBP 3/21/2012
Francis Louis GabrielBorn In: Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, CanadaBorn: November 12th, 1934Passed in: Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 17th, 2012We regret to announce the death of Francis Louis Gabriel of Eskasoni on Saturday, March 17, 2012.Born Nov. 12, 1934, in Eskasoni, he was the son of the late Louis and Caroline (Gould) Gabriel.Francis lived and worked in Canada and the U.S. Francis was an interesting and unique person, enjoying his life and answering to no one but his Lord.He is survived by his wife, sons and daughters, stepsons and stepdaughter, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, godchildren and friends.Visitation for the late Mr. Gabriel will begin Thursday, March 22, 2012, after 7 p.m. at the Gabriel Centre, Eskasoni. Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Rev. Martin MacDougall officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.Online condolences to www.twcurry.com. 3/17/2012 Eskasoni on Nov. 12, 1934
Gabriel Genevieve 'Genny' (Canning) Gabriel Cape Breton Post 8/1/2009
Genevieve 'Genny' Gabriel, Sydney

Born in 21/04/1924 at Summerside , Newfoundland , Canada

It is with great sadness that the family of Genevieve Gabriel announces her passing, at the age of 85 years, on Friday, July 31, 2009, at home.
Born in Summerside, NL, she was the daughter of the late Cashmere and Sarah (Gallant) Canning.
Through the years, she was employed at the Diana Sweets Restaurant, Snow White Laundry, T. Eatons, Smart Shoppe, Jacobsons Ladies Wear and Woolco in Sydney River, from which she retired in 1990. In retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family and travelling with Walter, especially to St. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec and Newfoundland.
Genny leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, her husband of 67 years, Walter; son, Ron (Donna); daughters, Geannie Canning and Paulette Krasowski (Carl), both of Sydney, Christine Rideout (Eric), Corner Brook, NL; 12 grandchildren, Ron (Juanita) Gabriel, Barrie, Ont., Krista Willis and Trevor Gabriel, Dartmouth, Sherry (Ben) Parsons, Enfield, Carol Anne (Mark) French and Cindy Rideout, Halifax, Angela Madison, Adam LaRusic and Lisa Walzak, Alberta, Paul (Jennifer) and Gary (Kathy) Krasowski and Connie Krasowski Morrison, Sydney; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Gary; sisters, Josephine O’Rourke, Margaret Cormier, Elizabeth Mischaude and Elsie McKay; brothers, Vince and John William Canning.
There will be no visitation by request. Funeral arrangements are incomlete.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
7/31/2009 Summerside, NL
Gabriel Paula Marie Gabriel Cape Breton Post 10/18/2008
Paula Marie Gabriel 43, Sydney - Paula Marie Gabriel, 43, of Sydney, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. She was the daughter of Jeanette Lundrigan and the late Bill Lundrigan. She was a loving wife of Raymond 'Bubba' Gabriel and loving mother to Melissa. She is also survived by a brother, Mark Lundrigan, Sydney. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will take place Monday, 2 p.m. at St. Albans Anglican Church with Rev. Brenda Drake officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be made to the family at . 10/17/2008

Gabriel-Lake Hilda (Pafford) Gabriel-Lake Cape Breton Post 11/1/2010
Hilda Mary (Pafford) Gabriel-Lake, 91, Sydney, passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2010, at the Cove Guest Home from end stage Alzheimer's disease. Hilda was born July 11, 1919, in North Harbour, Placentia Bay, N.L. Her parents were Josiah and Eliza (Reid) Pafford. One of 12 children, she is survived by her youngest brother, Harold Pafford of Corner Brook. When her mother remarried after her father's death due to illness Hilda became part of a combined  family of 20 children. Hilda completed her education in St. John's and moved to Corner Brook where she met and married her first husband Harold Gabriel in 1938. They raised their family of six  children in Sydney. Hilda had fond memories of her time working at Colby Market and the Salvation Army and after she was widowed in 1964 realized a childhood dream of operating a grocery store as owner of  Hillside Dairy on George Street in Sydney. At 53, she started a career as owner of a hotel/ boarding house on Brazil Square in St. John's. She worked tirelessly there to provide a home  atmosphere for her guests, often entire families from coastal communities visiting relatives in hospital. While in St. John's, Hilda met and married her second husband, Bill Lake. They shared a  happy marriage in Sydney and Newfoundland until his death in 2005. Hilda regularly attended Christ Church in Sydney where she volunteered in the Altar Guild. An avid reader, she valued learning and encouraged all her children to educate themselves. All those  who have known Hilda will remember her as a loving person whose life was centered on her home, family and friends. Hilda is survived by her children, Reg (Helen), British Columbia, Bill (Joan, deceased), Ontario, Harold (Pat) Bridgewater, Linda (Ib Lauritsen), Ontario, David (Sandra), Sydney, and Gordon  (Bev), Sydney; grandchildren, Linda Marie, Reggie, James, Harold, Matthew, Erica, Charlie, Donna, Kim, Christine, Geoffrey, Ruth, Emily, Carrie Ellen, Michael, Adam; step grandchildren,  Tosha, Anne, Nancy, Jason, Tracy and great-grandchildren, David, Emma, Lily, Theo, Nicholas, Hilary, Matthew, Ciara, Ella, Lucas, Jamie, Jacob, Lindsay, Dorian, Keagan and Lakelin, Joan,  Thomas, Laura, Alex, Breanna and Ryelyn Gabriel. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Walter. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will take place Wednesday, 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ the King, with Rev. Glen  Kent officiating. Reception will follow at the church hall. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Cove Guest Home, the Salvation Army Parkdale House or the Church of Christ the King or charity of choice. Hilda's family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff of the Cove Guest Home and especially the Creative Care unit for their highly professional and loving care over the last four  years.    10/31/2010 North Harbour, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada  11/07/1919 
Gabris Julia (Mitchelitis) Gabris Cape Breton Post 11/3/2009
Julia Gabris, RN, Truro

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

Julia Gabris, 89, of Truro, and formerly of Sydney Mines passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at the Halifax Infirmary.
Born in Sydney Mines on July 2, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cassie Mitchelitis. She was a member of Immaculate Conception parish in Truro.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Julia was a highly respected and very active member of her community. She was a member of the C.W.L., and was director of the Victorian Order of Nurses in Truro for many years.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Ronald; brothers, Joseph, Anthony and William and a sister, Mary.
Donations in Julia’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, and will be announced at a later date under the care and direction of J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca
10/31/2009 Sydney Mines July 2, 1920
Gabris Julia Gabris Cape Breton Post 11/14/2009
Julia Gabris

Julia Gabris, 89 of Truro, and formerly of Sydney Mines passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Halifax Infirmary. A memorial mass to celebrate her life will be held Monday, November 16, 2009 at 10:00 am in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating.
10/31/2009

Gaetan Ricardo Gaetan GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 6/26/1985 Carol MacLean Ricardo (Richard) Gaetan, 52, of 13 Charles Street in Dominion died Monday, June 17, 1985 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Gaetan is survived by his wife the former Theresa Nearing, a son Art, with the Canadian Navy in Dartmouth and a daughter Deanna at home.


Gaffney Rose (Murphy, Wolodka) Gaffney CBP 2/1/2014
Rose (Murphy, Wolodka) Gaffney

Rose Marie (Murphy, Wolodka) Gaffney, age 62 of Halifax, passed away Jan. 31, 2014.
Born in Sydney, N.S., on Sept. 10, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Arthur James and Mary Agnes Murphy. Rose Marie was raised in Glace Bay with her adopted parents Arthur and Mary. She spent 18 years with Tim Horton’s and five years with the commissionaires. She enjoyed word and picture puzzles, and was a dedicated foster parent for over 10 years. She often traveled back to Cape Breton for visits and to go the Miners Museum to connect with her adopted father. Rose Marie used to surprise people with the number of languages she was fluent in – English, Ukrainian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Cantonese – and could understand numerous more. Rose Marie was a very loving wife and mother and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Philip Rodden Gaffney; daughter, Wandalee Elaine Wiswell of Dartmouth; son, Rodden James Gaffney of Dartmouth; sister, Mary Lyons (Charles) Murphy of Glace Bay; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Wayne) Brayton of Brockville, Ont., Moyra (Douglas) Sinclair of Georgia; brothers, Joseph and James Murphy of Alta.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (455-0531) on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, from 6 – 9 p.m. with Liturgy of the Word on Monday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Benedict’s parish with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed Nova Scotia.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.
1/31/2014 Sydney, Cape Breton
Gaglio Kathleen Marie Gaglio CBP 7/23/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Kathleen Gaglio at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Friday, July 20, 2012. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late James and Theresa (Slaunwhite) Burke. She was employed as a personal-care worker with New Dawn. Kathleen with be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Glenn (Meg) Nowe, New Jersey, USA; partner, Donnie Sampson; stepdaughters, Morah, Debbie, both of Sydney, and Kelly, Coxheath; her sisters, Theresa McCormick, Mississauga, Ont., Sally (Tom) Rogers, Spruce Grove, Alta., numerous grandchildren; nieces, Cheryl and Rachael, Ontario, Barbara, Sydney, and nephews, Darrell, Alberta, John David, all of Sydney. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, David Burke and nephew, Neal Tomie. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 7/20/2012 Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gagne Jean 'J.P.' Gagne Cape Breton Post 8/8/2009
Jean 'J.P.' Gagne, Louisbourg

Born in 13/08/1959

J.P. Gagne of Louisbourg passed away peacefully on Monday August 3, 2009 at home in the company of family.
Born August 13, 1959, he was the son of the late Robert Yvon and Yvette (Ducharme) Gagne from Ontario.
He is survived by sisters, Susan, Helen and brother, David all from Ontario. Left to mourn are Peter and Michele Somers, as well as their children, Mackenzie, Crewe, Eve and Reade. J.P. will be missed greatly.
J.P. began living with us in 1994 years before we started a family of our own in Ottawa, and he became part of our history. J.P. enjoyed many vacations to Cape Breton and in 1999 he moved to Louisbourg. We have met many caring friends who have accepted J.P. and his disability (Downs Syndrome).
In J.P.’s younger years he travelled to New Hampshire, Vermont , Florida, New York, and many other States with us. J.P. was an avid swimmer and enjoyed the family pool. J.P. never forgot a holiday or birthday and was what some people in this world should strive to be like!
J.P. wanted to be loved and needed a family as well as we the family needed J.P. and his ability to help us smile when times were rough. The last three years were tough on J.P. and he was slowing down, he had to leave Horizons Day Program and spend most of his days with family.
A special thank you to Stacey Boutilier from MacGillvary Guest Home, without her support J.P. would not have been at home when he passed...thank you again. Also the palliative care nurses and V.O.N. (Kelly) who made the house calls, and listened to our needs. Many thanks to family and friends who have listened to endless stories about J.P.’s care and how we need change to happen with health care for the elderly and the disabled populations.
Almost 50 years ago J.P.’s parents were told by doctors he would only live to be 20 years old and JP is proof that only God makes that decision. We love you J.P.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Reception to follow at 22 Wolfe St., Louisbourg.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of…
8/3/2009 13/08/1959
Gagne Margaret J. (Peggie) (MacLellan) Gagne Cape Breton Post 10/4/2005 Carol MacLean Margaret J. (Peggie) (MacLellan) Gagne 61, BRITISH COLUMBIA It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Margaret (Peggie) Gagne,Tuesday,Sept. 27, 2005, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox, B.C. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Burt) MacLellan. Peggie attended Holy Cross school and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. In her teens she moved to New Waterford with her parents and family. She worked in New Waterford then in Sydney where she met and married her husband Cpl. Gord Gagne. They married in 1974, were stationed in Sydney, Alsask, Sask., Comox, B.C. Peggie was an executive member of the Order of the Royal Purple helping to raise funds for many charities. She loved crafts, cooking, bowling and decorating. She was a known prize winner for her many beautiful Christmas displays. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Courtenay. Peggie leaves her greatest love and best friend her husband Gord, their son Jason Gagne, his wife Lyndsay and granddaughter Payge, Calgary, Alta.; also her sisters,Marlene (Don Waechter), Port Hawkesbury, Patricia (James MacNeil), New Victoria; brothers, Jim MacLellan (Elsie), Glace Bay, Fred MacLellan (Patricia),New Waterford; sister-in-law, Hughena MacLellan, New Waterford; brother-in-law, Raymond Cameron, Albert Bridge; mother-in-law,Margaret Gagne, Campbell River, B.C., Med Gagne, Port Hardy, B.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Besides her parents and father-in-law, Peggie was predeceased by her brother, Danny MacLellan and sister, Kathleen (Kay) MacLellan Cameron, two brothers and a sister in infancy. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the present time. Any donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes association. The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Bowler and the staff of St Joseph's Hospital in Comox,B.C. October 12, 2005 - Margaret 'Peggy' MacLellan Gagne MEMORIAL MASS A memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Interment to follow in the parish cemetery.


Gagne Margaret J. Gagne Cape Breton Post 9/29/2005 Carol MacLean Margaret J. 'Peggie' (MacLellan) Gagne 61, COURTENAY, B.C. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Margaret 'Peggie' Gagne on Tuesday, Sept. 27 , 2005, i n S t . Joseph's Hospital, Comox, B.C. Born in Glace Bay,N.S., Peggie attended Holy Cross School and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. In her teens she moved to New Waterford with her parents and family. She worked in New Waterford then in Sydney,where she met and married her husband, Cpl. Gord Gagne. They were married in 1974, and were stationed in Sydney, N.S., Alsask, Sask., and Comox, B.C. Peggie was an executive member of the Order of the Royal Purple, helping to raise funds for many charities. She loved crafts, cooking, bowling and decorating. She was a known prize winner for her many beautiful Christmas displays. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Courtenay. Peggie leaves her greatest love and best friend, her husband, Gord; their son, Jason Gagne and his wife, Lyndsay and granddaughter, Payge, Calgary, Alta.; also her sisters, Marlene (Don Waechter), Port Hawkesbury, Patricia (James MacNeil), New Victoria; brothers, Jim MacLellan (Elsie),Glace Bay, Fred MacLellan (Patricia), New Waterford; sister-in-law, Hughena MacLellan, New Waterford; brother-in-law, Raymond Cameron, Albert Bridge; mother-in-law, Margaret Gagne, Campbell River,B.C., Med Gagne, Port Hardy,B.C.; numerous nieces,nephews and friends. Besides her parents and father-in-law, Peggie was predeceased by her brother, Danny MacLellan and sister, Kathleen 'Kay' MacLellan Cameron, two brothers and a sister in infancy. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the present time. Any donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Bowler and the staff of St.Joseph's Hospital in Comox, B.C.


GAGNE Nora Christina (Bonoparte) GAGNE Chronicle Herald 9/22/2006
GAGNE (Bonoparte), Nora Christina
GAGNE (Bonoparte), Nora Christina - 83, MacKinnon's Harbour, died September 19, 2006. Born January 3, 1923, in MacKinnon's Harbour, Victoria Co., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Mombourquette) Bonoparte. She was a member of Iona Legion, Branch 124. Nora Bonoparte was a veteran of the Second World War, enlisting in the women's auxiliary and was stationed in Quebec City as a munitions worker making shells. After the war she married and became a resident of Quebec. After her husband's death in 1989 she returned home to MacKinnon's Harbour where she resided until her passing. Surviving are sons, Rene Gagne and Jean Paul Gagne; daughters, Dorothy Gagne, Collete Boisvert, and Evelyn Gagne; brothers, Abe Bonoparte and Leo Bonoparte; sisters, Rita McInnis, Cecila MacNeil, and Cathleen MacLean; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Gagne; brothers, Charlie Bonoparte, Raymond Bonoparte, and Felix Bonoparte;
sisters, Annie May Bailley, Bertha MacLeod, and Annie MacNeil. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, September 24, in St. Columba Parish Community Hall, with Prayer Services at 4 p.m., Father Charlie Donovan officiating. Her ashes will be taken back to Quebec City to be buried next to her husband, Maurice Gagne. Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.



Gagnon Anne Lorraine Gagnon THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 11/20/2002 George Rose GAGNON, Anne Lorraine - 75, L'Ardoise, passed away November 19, 2002, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Mombourquette) Gagnon. She is survived by daughters, Anne Gagnon, Dartmouth; Bertha (Mrs. William Martell), Lower Sackville; Elaine (Mrs. Arthur Pottie), Darlene Pottie, Donna (Mrs. Russell Pottie), Mary (Mrs. Hilary Taylor), all of L'Ardoise; sons, Joseph, Calgary, Alta.; Alexander (Anne), Roger (Linda), both of Lower Sackville; Gerard, Rene, both of River Bourgeois; sisters, Mrs. Katherine Somme, Toronto; Virginia Gagnon, L'Ardoise; 16 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Gean Gagnon; three sons; a daughter in infancy; sister, Rose; brothers, Bernard, Charlie, Francis. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 23, in Holy Guardian Angel Parish, L'Ardoise, Rev. J. J. MacIntyre officiating. Burial of ashes to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to L'Ardoise Medical Clinic. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: c.h.boudreau@ns.sympatico.ca


Gagnon Annie (Isaac) Gagnon Cape Breton Post 2/3/2009
April 14, 1922-Jan. 15, 2009 Born in Sydney, N.S., Annie Isaac Gagnon passed away peacefully Jan. 15, 2009, in Maple Ridge, B.C. She was predeceased by her son, Johnny and survived by her son, Albert. 1/15/2009

Gagnon Joseph Ralph Gagnon THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 3/31/2005 Carol MacLean GAGNON, Joseph Ralph - 66, Stellarton, formerly of L'Ardoise, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, in Aberdeen Regional Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in L'Ardoise, he was a son of the late Theophile and Simone (Tremblay) Gagnon. Surviving are his stepmother, Virginia Gagnon, Richmond Villa, St. Peter's; three sisters, three brothers, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister and one brother. No visitation. Funeral mass will be held in Holy Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church, L'Ardoise, with burial in the parish cemetery, both at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, St. Peter's. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com


GAGNON Virginia Beatrice GAGNON Chronicle Herald 9/12/2006
GAGNON, Virginia Beatrice
GAGNON, Virginia Beatrice - 88, St. Peter's, formerly of L'Ardoise, died September 11, 2006, at her residence in Richmond Villa, St. Peter's. Born in L'Ardoise, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Mombourquette) LeRoux. She is survived by three stepdaughters, three stepsons; sisters, Catherine Somme, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; Margaret Beaver, Halifax; brothers, Clem, Richard, Gerard, Alexander, all of L'Ardoise; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Theophile; a stepdaughter, two stepsons; brothers, Charlie, Bernard; sisters, Rose, Annie. A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon, September 16, at 2 p.m. in Holy Guardian Angel Church, L'Ardoise, Rev. Barrett Clare Johnson officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Guardian Angel Parish Cemetery, L'Ardoise. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at: www.chboudreau.com



Gaidamasciuk Tony Gaidamasciuk CBP 7/16/2011
Tony Gaidamasciuk, 73, of Riverview, N.B., passed away peacefully at his residence with his family at his side Wednesday, July 13, 2011, after bravely facing a lengthy illness. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was the son of the late William and Mary Gaidamasciuk. Tony started his career with CN Telecommunications just after graduating from Saint John Vocational School in 1955. His work brought him to Sydney, Yarmouth, Halifax and finally Moncton. He enjoyed carpentry, however his greatest love outside of his family was music. He excelled at the trumpet and violin and he was a former member of the Riverview Community Band. It was his love for the music from the 40s, 50s and 60s that influenced him to form a band called “The High Hats.” A loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be best remembered as being dependable and ‘always steady.’ He was affectionately called “Pops” by his family. Tony will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Joyce Gaidamasciuk; his children, Cindy Campbell of Riverview, Michael Anthony Gaidamasciuk (Tanya) of North Bay, Ont.; his adoring grandson, Michael Campbell (Tiffany) of Riverview; great-grandson, Tyler; brother, Dennis Gaidamasciuk (Anne); sister, Pearl Ackerson (Cliff), all of Saint John; a brother-in-law, Albert MacNamara of Saint John and his nephew Billy Belding (Kathy) of Saint John, N.B., and Andrew Hillier, Mississauga, Ont. his brothers-in-law, Robert Hillier (Gertrude), Mississauga, Ont., Fred Hillier, George’s River, C.B., and Warren Hillier (Judy), Lawrencetown, N.S. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Colleen Lamb of North Bay, Ont., and one sister, Anna MacNamara. Honoring Tony’s wishes, there is no visitation or funeral service, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations in Tony’s memory made to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd., Riverview, N.B., 506-857-9544. Online Condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca. 7/13/2011 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Galan Ethel 'Sis' (McDonald) Galan CBP 1/11/2014
Ethel 'Sis' (McDonald) Galan

Born In: Glace Bay

Passed in: Lowell

Ethel Galan, formerly of Tower Road, Glace Bay, passed away in Lowell, Mass. In December, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Percy and Magdelin McDonald.
She is survived by her husband, William; sons, Gerald Bates, Toronto, Robert Bates, John Bates, Stephen Galan and daughter, Bonnie, all of Lowell; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Percy (Sally), George (Gloria), Mike (Heather), Peter (Maggie); sisters, Mary (Terry) McKinnon, Debbie (Ralph) Rideout, Glace Bay.
She was predeceased by son, James Bates; daughters, Wanda Tilton and Debra Bates and by brother, Francis McDonald.
Burial has taken place in Lowell.
12/1/2013 Glace Bay Obituary indicated December, 2013. Have placed December 1st for filing purposes only.
Galbraith Julia Galbraith THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 4/26/2005 George Rose GALBRAITH, Julia - Passed away April 22, 2005, in Louisdale. Born on February 27, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Ina (MacDougal) Dease. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernie. She is survived by daughters, Darlene (Blair) Marchand, Debbie Nelson, Halifax; son, Terry, Saint John, N.B.; sister, Eleanor (deceased Arnie) Grant. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be transferred to Mount Hermon Cemetery in Dartmouth on Wednesday, April 27, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of IML Funeral Home, Petit de Grat.


Galbraith Wayne Galbraith CBP 1/31/2013
Wayne Galbraith
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: January 29th, 2013
On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, Wayne Galbraith passed away quickly and peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Grace (Libbey) and the late Alexander Galbraith.
For nearly 30 years, he was employed by Sydney Steel, until his retirement. A past president of the Sydney Kinsmen Club, Wayne served proudly for over 25 years, participating in many fundraising activities, including the building of the Horizon Achievement Centre. He took great joy in his time as sponsoring chairman to the 587 Whitney Pier Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, where his two eldest children were members, and he was known to many others as “Papa Wayne”. If you asked him how many children he had in the squadron, he would smile and answer, “A hundred and thirty-seven.” He was also a proud supporter of the YMCA and the Autism Society of Cape Breton.
Besides his father, Wayne was predeceased by a son at birth and his common-law wife, Marlene MacIsaac.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his children, Erica (Richard), Tyler and Robert; grandchildren, Donovan, Shanna, Alexis and Jayda; and his ex-wife and good friend, Paula.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A gathering of family and friends, to remember Wayne and share stories in his memory, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the Horizon Achievement Centre, 780 Upper Prince St., Sydney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Autism Society of Cape Breton, 28 Hillview Avenue, Sydney, NS, B1P 2H4 or Palliative Care, P.O. Box 561, Sydney, NS, B1P 6H4.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/29/2013 Sydney
Gale Aiden E. Gale CapeBreton Post - 1/21/1994 Juanita MacDonald Aiden Edward Gale, 69, Breton Bay Nursing Home, died Friday, Jan.21, 1994 at the residence. Born in Millville, Newfoundland, he was the son of the late Isidore and Annie (MacInnis) Gale. He was a retired construction truck driver and a member of St. Joseph's Church. He is survived by three daughters, Mildred, Newfoundland, Elaine, Ontario, Annie, Alberta; three sons, Aidan, NewBrunswick, Augustine, Newfoundland, Michael, Sydney. Three sisters, Mary MacNeil, Loretta Bauer and Rose, all of Sydney, two brothers, Arthur, Edmonton, Matthew, Newfoundland, six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister and six brothers. There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Sydney, Thursday Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Sandy MacNeil officiating. Interment to be made in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations maybe made to charity.


Gale Alice Mae Gale The Chronicle-Herald 8/15/1994 Maureen McNeil GALE, Alice Mae - 72, South Bar, died August 15, 1994, in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Victoria Mines, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Victoria (Gracie) Fougere. She was member of St. Alphonsus Church. She is survived by five daughters, Louise (Mrs. Ed Burton), Grand Lake; Anna Mae Magliaro, Margaret St. John, Elsie MacKinnon, all of Sydney; Diane McIsaac, Kilkenny Lake; two sons, Joe, South Bar; John, Sydney Forks; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie (Mrs. Hubert Gracie), Bras d'Or; Rita (Mrs. Albert Power), Framingham, Mass.; three brothers, Peter, Australia; Mickey, Loch Lomond; Henry, New Waterford; stepsister, Rose Warren, Glace Bay; two stepbrothers, Alex, Prince Edward Island; Joseph, Niagara-On-The-Lake. She was predeceased by her husband, John Henry; two brothers, Ernest, Murdock. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Sydney Memorial Chapel. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Alphonsus Church, Rev. Everett McDow officiating. Burial will be in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canadian, Nova Scotia branch or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.


Gale Benedict Gale CBP 2/2/2011
Benedict Gale

Born in: Scotchtown, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Brampton, Ontario, Canada Passed away on: 26/02/2011

Benedict Daniel Gale, 63, of Brampton, formerly of Scotchtown, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at the Brampton Civic Hospital, with his loving family beside him. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Augustine and Elizabeth (Roach) Gale. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (William) Wilson, also Lisa's best friend, Jody Hibbit, who was like an adopted daughter grandson, Trent granddaughter, Akira, and former wife and life long friend, Linda (nee White) (Steve) Barton brothers, Lenus (Linda), New Waterford and Michael (Gerarda) Dutch Brook sister, Lois (Garry) Dimitrove, Port Alberni, B.C. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
2/26/2011 Scotchtown
Gale George Reuben "Gigger" Gale Cape Breton Post 1/27/2005 Carol MacLean George Reuben "Gigger" Gale, 80, of 54-5th Ave, Florence, passed away at the Northside General Hospital on January 25, 2005. Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Fricker) Gale. He was a member of Wilson United Chrch and until retirement, was a stevedore with Marine Atlantic in North Sydney. George was a veteran of the Second World War, having served overseas. He was a life member and past president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 83, Florence, and was a member of the legion's Sunday Dart League and the Men's Mixed Dart League. He is survived by his sons Donnie (Grace) of Alberta, George (Roberta), Paul (Norma), both of North Sydney, and daughters Goldie (Jimmy) Marks of North Sydney, Sherry (George) Fraser of Florence, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brothers Elmer (Greta) of Baddeck, Dennis of North Sydney, sisters Marie Marinelli of Sydney Mines, Goldie Carter of Massachusetts, sisters-in-law Doe Gale of Sydney Mines, Edna Gale of North Sydney, adn several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Selena Jane (Sommers), his daughter Sandra and son Eric, brothers John and Eric, and sister Greta. Visitation will be in the Fillmore and Whitman Funeral Home, on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be celebrated on Friday at 11 am in Wilson United Church, with Mrs. Norma Mills officiating. Spring burial in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice. A reception will follow the services in Branch 83 Legion, Florence. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca


Gale James 'Ick' Gale CBP 8/4/2011
The daughters of James Elmer ‘Ick’ Gale regret to announce the passing of their beloved father on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Ick was born in North Sydney to the late Charles and Elizabeth (Fricker) Gale on Dec. 30, 1930. As a young man he enjoyed athletics and could run like the wind. Under the guidance of his father, he became an avid angler and hunter, enjoying many trips with his family and friends. In his early years, Ick established himself as the Northside’s most reliable milkman while employed with the British Canadian Co-operative. Regardless of the weather conditions he made sure all of his customers were well cared for. Ick changed careers in the mid-1960s working as a steward with the CN Marine until his retirement in 1990. He was an active member of the Middle River Seniors Club and spent numerous hours volunteering at the Alderwood Guest Home in Baddeck. Another of Ick’s favourite pastimes was playing cards and like his father before him, he became a consummate pro at playing the game of crib. Whether you were his partner or his opponent, you would always be in for an interesting game. Ick was predeceased by his loving wife of 36 years, Arthena (Tean) Lorraine Amey, his sister, Greta Moore, brothers, John, George ‘Jigger’ and Eric ‘Turk.’ He is survived by daughters, Heather (Glen) Quirk, Oromocto, N.B., Nancy (Myers) Boutilier, Millville, Brenda (Donald) McCarthy, Georges River, Amy Lynn (Peter) Gouthro, North Sydney; and very special friend and partner, Greta Gardiner. Also surviving are sisters, Marie Marinelli, Sydney Mines, Goldie Carter, Halifax; and brother, Dennis, North Sydney. The loss of Elmer, lovingly known as Bicky, will leave a large void in the hearts of his nine grandchildren, Shannon, Brandy, Jaime, Sienna, Ryan, Kristina, Timothy, Mark and Adam, great-granddaughter, Sophia, and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A celebration of Elmer’s life will be held 10 a.m., Monday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church with Rev. Glen Kent officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request donation to St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Fund or a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. 7/31/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gale Lenus Gale CBP 9/10/2013
Lenus Gale
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: New Waterford
Passed on: September 8th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lenus Gale on Sept. 8, 2013, at home, surrounded by his family.
Born in New Waterford, he is the son of the late Gus and Betty (Roach) Gale.
Lenus was a very kind and generous person, not only toward his own family but anybody who knew him. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He will be sadly missed by his many friends.
He is survived by the love of his life of 42 years, wife Linda (MacDougall); son, Chad (Valerie), Oromocto, N.B.; grandchildren, Daniel, Jeffery, Alexandra. Lenus is also survived by sister, Lois (Garry) Dimitrov, B.C.; brother, Michael (Gerarda) Gale, Marion Bridge; sisters in-law, Rhonda, at home, Joanne (Lorry) Tighe, Dartmouth, Linda Barton; brothers in-law, Roddie (Mary), Brian (Selena) and aunts, Loretta Bauer, Cecelia Roach
Beside his parents, he was predeceased by a son in infancy and brother, Dick.
A special thanks goes out to VON nurses and palliative care for their kindness and compassion.
Cremation has taken place and a mass to celebrate Lenus’s life will be held in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial to be held in St. Michael’s Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the parish hall, Convent Street. All are welcome.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.
Donations in memory of Lenus can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
9/9/2013 New Waterford
Gale Paul Joseph 'Joe' Gale Cape Breton Post 1/19/2008
Paul Joseph 'Joe' Gale 66, South Bar It is with great sadness that we, the family announces that passing of Joe Gale, which occurred on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John Henry and Alice (Fougere) Gale. He was employed by Sydney Steel Corp. as an instrument technician, retiring after 30 years of service. Following retirement, he resumed working as a member of Labours International Union Local 92 Edmonton, Alta., and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 682, Sydney, N.S. Joe loved fishing, hunting and bowling, but his true passion in life was to work, and he enjoyed doing autobody at home most of all. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Henrietta (MacLean); sons, Rodney and John, South Bar; granddaughter, Hailey Burke, Lower Sackville. He is also survived by sisters, Louise Burton, Anna Mae 'Jake' Magliaro, Margaret (Pat) St. John, Elsie (Clyde) MacKinnon, all of Sydney, Diane MacIsaac (Ronnie), South Bar; brother, John Henry 'Sonny' (Cookie) Gale; as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Monday, Jan. 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A prayer service will be held 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21. Donations in Joe's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Palliative Care society or the Canadian Cancer society. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at: www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . . 1/18/2008 Born in Sydney
Gale Shannon D. Gale The C.B.Post 5/20/2004 Maureen McNeil Gale, Shannon D. 42 of North Sydney passed away Wednesday at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in North Sydney, May 15, 1962, she was the daughter of Alexander 'Odie' Maxwell and the late Audrey (MacLean) Maxwell. She is survived by her father Odie Maxwell; her husband Lloyd Gale; two sons Aaron and Curtis at home; daughter Tammy, North Sydney; two brothers Erin Maxwell, Ont. and Lloyd Maxwell, NB; two sisters, Lynn, Ontario and Carolyn, Sydney Mines; two grandchildren, Dillon and Jade; father in law, Dennis Gale; sisters and brothers in law, Tammy and Trapper MacPherson; Millie and Marcus Matzick; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Shannon was predeceased by her mother Audrey Maxwell; a brother Alexander Jr.; paternal and maternal grandparents. Visitation will be held Thursday today from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. at W.J. DOoley Funeral Home 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service Friday at 11 am. at St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery.


Gale T. Rose Gale (Campbell) Cape Breton Post 10/21/2008
T. Rose Gale (Campbell) Jan. 30, 1930-Oct. 18, 2008 Sydney, N.S. - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Theresa 'Rose' Gale (Campbell), late of 312 Esplanade, Sydney, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, surrounded by her family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, following a brief illness. Rose was born in Millville, Nfld., and was the second youngest of 13 children born to the late Isidore and Annie (McInnis) Gale. She was a member of Sacred Heart parish in Sydney. Rose moved to Sydney in 1950 and worked for many years at Crowells. She later moved to Woodstock, Ont., where she worked for Bell Canada as a telephone operator. She moved back to Cape Breton in 1960 and stayed at home to raise her girls. Rose returned to work at the Sydney City Hospital in 1975 as switchboard operator until her retirement in 1993. Rose has touched many lives and will be fondly remembered as someone who enjoyed life to its fullest with fun, laughter and dancing. Mom was always ready for a game of cards. To know her was to love her! Rose is survived by her three loving daughters, Sharon Thorne (and her fiancé Robin Campbell), Deborah Campbell (and her partner-in-life, Jerry Ryan), and Sheila (Mike) MacGillivary, all of Sydney. Nana is also survived by five grandchildren, Erica, Amanda, Michael (our only boy), Brianna and Danielle. G-G is also survived by three great-granddaughters, Theresa, Ashlynn and Rachel. Rose is also survived by her sister, Loretta Bauer, Sydney and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her husband, Leo Campbell (1992), two sisters, Mary MacNeil and Margaret Gale (in infancy) and nine brothers, Gus, Arthur, John Francis, Isidore, Tom, Michael, Aiden, Joseph and Matthew. Rose's family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the City Homemakers Society for the wonderful care they have given to Mom over the past number of years which enabled her to live in her own home and maintain her independence. We also appreciate the medical support provided by the VON while Mom was at home. Rose's children would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at the ICU in Glace Bay and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the excellent care provided to Mom while she was in hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Ajayi and Dr. Wong for your valiant efforts on Mom's behalf. And of course thank you to Dr. Mike Ryan for his continued care and support for Mom over the years. Visitation for Mom will take place at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at St. Columba Church, Iona, with Fr. Paul Abbass officiating. As it was Mom's wish to be laid to rest next to our father, burial will take place in the St. Columba Parish Cemetery in Iona, overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes. Donations in Mom's memory can be made to the St. Columba Church Building Fund, Iona, or a charity of choice. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.chantfuneralhome.com. God Bless you, Mom! 10/18/2008 born in Millville, Nfld.
Gallagher Christopher Allen Gallagher Cape Breton Post 11/6/2008
Christopher Allen Gallagher - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Christopher Allen Gallagher, loving son, brother and uncle on Nov. 5, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, N.S. Born in Bangor, Me., he was the son of James Kerwin Gallagher and the late Guida Mae (Toney) Gallagher. He was a member of Saint Anthony Daniel parish. Christopher worked and lived for many years in Boston, Mass. He then resided in Toronto, Ont., prior to moving to Sydney to be close to his sisters and brothers. He is survived by his three sisters, Terry Lynn (David) Marshall, Membertou, Annmarie (Donnie) Gallagher, Benson, Ariz., Linda (Norman) St. Pierre, Auburn, Me. He is also survived by his brothers, Nelson, Phillip, Wayne and Anthony Morris, all of Eskasoni, Roger Morris, San Antonio, Tex., John Gallagher, Saco, Me., Michael Gallagher, Houlton, Me. In addition to his immediate family, Chris is survived by his nephews, Christien, James, Julian, Steven, Tarrin, Brendan and nieces, Andrea, Whitney, Tiffany, Jillian, Zara and Brandi. Visitation will take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. Graveside service will be held Monday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, 449 Ohio St., Bangor, Me., Rev. Rudolph Leveille officiating. Friends are welcome to gather at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery office at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chris's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family of Chris would like to thank the An Cala Palliative Care Centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their kindness and support through this most difficult time. 11/5/2008 Born in Bangor, Me.
Gallagher Rose (Osborne) (Stanovie) Gallagher Cape Breton Post 5/22/2010
Rose (Osborne) Gallagher

Passed away in: Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 19/05/2010

Rose Pauline (nee Osborne) Gallagher, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2010, surrounded by her family at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital Lunenburg in her 79th year. Beloved wife of George Gallagher for almost 27 years.
Predeceased by her first dear husband Robert James 'Bobby'.
She was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Stanovie of Whitney Pier.
Mother to Brenda, Michael, Ellen, Roberta, Rosemarie (Ler), and Sonya. Special friend to John (Savitzski). Grandmother to Gerald, Darlene, Robert, Delores, Andrew, Michael, Sonya, Rosemarie, Morenike, Daniel, Tegwyn and Justine; grandmother to six grandchildren and aunt to several nieces and nephews. Survived by brother, George, Kitchener and sister, Elizabeth, Sydney.
Predeceased by brothers, John and Jim, and sisters, Martha and Teresa.
Despite many health challenges, Rose loved to socialize and share her life with family and friends, always smiling bravely through the challenges that faced her. For almost 30 years, Rose resided with her husband, George in the Chester area, and came to be a cherished and active member of the community.
She had a passion for knitting and making hand crafted gifts. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed crosswords.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rosedale Home for special care in New Germany, where Rose received exceptional care for the past two years, your compassion will always be remembered. Also, the nurses at The Fishermen's hospital in Lunenburg, where Rose spent her last days. You are truly the finest examples of the nursing profession.
In keeping with Rose's wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Little Red Schoolhouse in Canaan, the heart of the community that Rose came to love so much.
Friends and family may attend the blessing and interment of Rose's ashes at All Saints Anglican Cemetery in Canaan on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 4 p.m., Fr David Dellapinna officiating.
At a later date, as Rose requested, some of her ashes will be returned to her beloved Cape Breton, which always held a special place in her heart.
Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Home. (902-275-3811)
E-mail gillis@davisfuneralhome.ca.
5/19/2010

Gallagher Victoria Mary "Tory" Gallagher The Herald & The C.B.Post 6/17/2004 Maureen McNeil GALLAGHER, Victoria Mary "Tory" - 75, Dartmouth, formerly of International Street, Glace Bay, passed away June 13, 2004, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Helena (Bates) O'Keefe. "Tory" was a long-time employee of St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Glace Bay. Upon retirement, she moved to Dartmouth to be closer to her daughter and granddaughter. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Garagan (Tim Dooley); granddaughter, Adrienne Garagan, Dartmouth; sisters, Elizabeth Nealis, Dartmouth; Marie McGean and Leona O'Keefe, both of Massachusetts; brother, John F. (Margaret) O'Keefe, Glace Bay; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, Arthur, David, and Anthony; sisters, Mary, Rose, and infant sisters, Victoria and Rita. Special thanks to the staff of QEII Health Sciences Centre ICU, your gift of compassion and care will be treasured. Memorial donations may be made to The Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or QEII Foundation. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, in St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Glace Bay, Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the church hall. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street.


Gallaman Bella (Cohen) Gallaman Cape Breton Post 6/12/2008
Bella Gallaman (Nee Cohen) Glace Bay- It is with profound sadness that the family of Bella Cohen Gallaman announce her sudden passing on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Dearly beloved wife to her lifelong partner and husband of 54 years, Michael Gallaman; devoted and loving mother and mother-in-law to Aliza and Laurence Gauzas, Helaine and Murray Schwartz and Joel Gallaman; cherished grandmother to Mitchell, Robin, Samuel, Joshua, Lauren and Brandon. Dear sister and sister-in-law to Edward Cohen, Maurice and Ida Cohen and Phillip and Dorthy Cohen. Predeceased by her loving sister, Toby Diane Cohen, brother, Manson (Nonnie) Cohen, parents, Mary and George Cohen and sister-in-law, Ethel Gallaman. Contributions in her memory may be made to charity of your choice. Condolences may be e-mailed to 13/06/2008 - Bella Gallaman (Nee Cohen) Glace Bay - Bella Gallaman was a dear sister and sister-in-law to Edward Cohen, Morris and Ida Cohen and Phillip and Dorthy Cohen. Condolences may be e-mailed to 6/3/2008

Gallant Acordia Gallant C.B.Post 8/9/2004 Carol MacLean ACORDIA GALLANT 1927-2004 - Reserve Mines - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Gallant, age 77 of 51 Holland St. Reserve Mines. Dorothy passed away Friday, August 6, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace bay, she was the daughater of the late John and Jessie (McLean) Gallant. Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Dorothy was employed with MacLeod's Book Store, Sydney, retiring after several years of servicce. She will be sadly missed by her brother, Wendell Gallant, Dartmouth, sisters, Evelyn (Gerald) SYms, Reserve Mines, Josephine (Rannie) Ellsworth, Westmount, nieces, Tanya McNeil, Reserve, Andrea Mills, Waterville, Maine, Renee Ellsworth, Calgary and grand-nephew, Avery Mills, Waterville, Maine. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Joseph, sisters Adeline, Winnifred "Winnie" and Muriel. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A private family service will be held. Donations in Dorothy's menory may be made to S. Jospeh's Cemetery Fund. 8/6/2004

Gallant Ambrose Basil Gallant Cape Breton Post 9/26/2005 Carol MacLean Ambrose Gallant, age 79, of 300 South St., Glace Bay, and a former resident of 711 Neville St., Reserve, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Simon and Mary Agnes (Gillis) Gallant. Ambrose was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, he was employed for 15 years with the N.S. Dept. of Highways. He will be remembered as a very kind and quiet man. Never married, he is survived by two brothers, Walter Gallant (Sylvia), Reserve, with whom Ambrose resided and Johnny in Dominion; two sisters, Florence (Mrs. Joe O'Neil), Reserve and Winnifred (Mrs. John Reid), Glace Bay. Also surviving are nieces, Elizabeth, Agnes, Marina and grand niece, Trinnette. Ambrose was predeceased by one brother, Angus and one sister, Marguerite. Visitation will be held Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. followed by a funeral service Wednesday, 11a.m. both in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Cremation will follow with a private burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Reserve at a later date. As an expression of sympathy for Ambrose, donations in his memory may be made to the Glace Bay Food Bank or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


Gallant Angus Joseph Gallant Cape Breton Post 3/18/2005 Carol MacLean Angus Joseph Gallant 1922-2005 RESERVE MINES It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Angus Joseph Gallant, age 82, of Neville Street, Reserve Mines. Angus passed away Thursday,March 17, 2005, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Simon and Mary Agnes (Gillis) Gallant. Angus was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. He was a member of the Cape Breton Highlanders. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.He also loved to talk to his many friends on CB radio. He will be sadly missed by his loving granddaughter, Holly (Brent) Metchalfe, great-granddaughter, Rachel, whom he adored, of Reserve Mines; brothers, Johnny, Dominion, Ambrose,Walter (Sylvia), both of Reserve Mines; sisters, Florence (Joey) O'Neill, Reserve Mines, Winnifred (John) Reid, Glace Bay. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Rita (MacAdam), daughters, Marguerite and Mary Agnes. Visitation for Angus Gallant will be held Saturday, 2-4 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will be in the funeral home chapel with time to be announced in tomorrow's edition of the Cape Breton Post. Cremation will follow. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in Angus'memory may be made to a charity of choice. March 19, 2005 - RESERVE MINES FUNERAL SERVICE Angus Joseph Gallant, 82, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Visitation for Angus Gallant will be held Saturday 2-4 p.m. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Fr. Gerald


Gallant Ann Lorraine (MacDonald) Gallant CBP 10/26/2012
Ann (MacDonald) Gallant

Passed on: October 23rd, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Ann Lorraine Gallant, announce her passing on Oct. 23, 2012 following a brief, yet courageous, battle with cancer. Ann passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her cherished family and friends. Ann Grew up in Dominion, the daughter of the late Joe 'the Mayor' and Sadie (Black) MacDonald. Her true passion was being in the presence of family and friends. This kind, loving, and compassionate woman is mourned by her six children, Eugene,Calgary, Alberta, Lorraine (John Westwood), New Victoria, Joseph , Gardiner Mines, Michael (Phyllis Jewels), Westmount, Delores (Dave MacDonald), Dartmouth and Robert (Diane Holloway), Glace Bay; grandchildren, Eugene, Maggie, Luke, Steven, Tiffany, Robbie, Nicole and Johnna; three great-grandchildren, Hayley, Jordyn and Quinn. Ann will also be deeply missed by her siblings, Charles (Sharon), Point Edward, Dan V., Glace Bay, Greg (Jeannette), Truro, Joyce MacLean and Mary Gillis, both of Sydney; several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law; her special pet, Baby. Besides her parents, Ann was predeceased by her beloved husband, Luke, daughter Lisa, brother John F. MacDonald, son-in-law Robbie May, granddaughter Sarah Westwood, brothers and sister-in-law. Visitation will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass of celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Gardiner Mines, with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall on Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Canadian Red Cross or the Hospice/Palliative Care, An Cala Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, N.S. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca

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Gallant Ann Lorraine (MacDonald) Gallant CBP 10/25/2012
Ann (MacDonald) Gallant

Passed on: October 23rd, 2012

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Ann Lorraine Gallant, announce her passing on Oct. 23, 2012, following a brief, yet courageous, battle with cancer. Ann passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her cherished family and friends. Her true passion was being in the presence of family and friends. This kind, loving, and compassionate woman is mourned by her six children, Eugene, Calgary, Alta., Lorraine (John Westwood), New Victoria, Joseph, Gardiner Mines, Michael (Phyllis Jewels), Westmount, Delores (Dave MacDonald), Dartmouth and Robert (Diane Holloway), Glace Bay; grandchildren, Eugene, Maggie, Luke, Steven, Tiffany, Robbie, Nicole and Johnna; three great-grandchildren, Hayley, Jordyn and Quinn. Ann will also be deeply missed by her siblings, Charles (Sharon), Point Edward, Daniel ,Glace Bay, Greg (Jeannette), Truro, Joyce and Mary, both of Sydney; several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law; her special pet, Baby. Besides her parents, Ann was predeceased by her beloved husband, Luke; daughter, Lisa; brother, John MacDonald; son-in-law, Robbie May; granddaughter, Sarah Westwood; brothers and sister-in-law. Visitation will be held in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford today (Thursday) from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass of celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Gardiner Mines with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall on Convent Street, New Waterford. Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Canadian Red Cross or the Hospice/Palliative Care, An Cala Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, N.S. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
10/23/2012

Gallant Calais Gallant The Halifax Daily Star 7/15/1935 George Newbury Is Drowned At Margaree MARGAREE, C.B., July 15 - Seeking relief from the intense heat of the day, Calais Gallant, 28, went swimming in Margaree Channel yesterday and lost his life. Seized with cramps, he drowned despite attempts of his brother to rescue him. Gallant is survived by his widow and two children, and also by his widowed mother, Mrs Isadore Gallant and four brothers.


Gallant Catherine Gallant CBP 11/10/2012
Catherine Gallant

Born In: Gardiner Mines

Passed on: November 6th, 2012

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine Gallant age 86 formerly of Gardiner Mines and a resident of Seaview Manor. Catherine passed away at Seaview Manor on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 . Born in Gardiner Mines Catherine was the daughter of the late Richard and Annie (Walsh) O'Brien . She was a former member of St. James Church, Gardiner Mines. She enjoyed being a homemaker for 62 years. She loved painting, baking, telling stories, doing puzzles and crafting. Catherine was a resident of Seaview Manor for the past several years . Catherine will be sadly missed by her sons, Barry, Calgary, Alberta, Gordon (Bernadette), Hamilton, Ont., Douglas (Theresa), Gardiner Mines, Eric (Joanne) Glace Bay, Donny, Pictou, Roger, Calgary, Alberta; grandchildren, Colleen and Jamie Gallant, Gardiner Mines . Catherine was the youngest of fifteen siblings and was the last surviving member of her immediate family . Besides her parents, Catherine was predeceased by her husband, James G. Gallant and several brothers and sisters . There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral service will take place on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Gardiner Mines . Donations in Catherine's memory may be made to a charity of choice . Online condolences to the Gallant family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca .
11/6/2012 Gardiner Mines
Gallant Catherine J. Gallant CBP 9/7/2010
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of our Mom, Catherine Gallant on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late William and Bridget (Walsh) Hayes. Catherine had been a longtime resident of South Street before moving to Seaview Manor. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, and a member of Holy Cross Church. Mom enjoyed reading, watching her favourite sports on television and playing a good game of cards. Her greatest pride and enjoyment in life was her children and grandchildren, whom she encouraged to achieve their fullest potential. Catherine was a loving mother to Lorraine Howie and her husband, Morenz, Glace Bay, Audrey Murphy and her husband, Mike, Albert Bridge, and Shane Gallant and his wife, Krista, Glace Bay. Catherine is survived by 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and eagerly awaiting the arrival of her first great great-grandchild later this month. Mom is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews. Catherine was predeceased by her husband of more than 50 years, George Gallant in 1996, as well as four brothers and four sisters. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in Glace Bay. In accordance with her wishes, a private family memorial service will be held a later date. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy for Catherine, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 9/5/2010 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gallant Cecil E. Gallant The Boston Globe 5/19/2002 George Newbury Gallant, Cecil E. Of Hanover, formerly of Quincy, May 18. Husband of Agnes L. (McMahon) Gallant. Father of J. Darrell Gallant of Sumter, SC and Brian J. Gallant of Rockville, MD. Brother of Megie Botte, Irene Roache, Marie McKenzie, all of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Evelyn McAdam of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 11 A.M. in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St., Rte. 139, Hanover. Interment in Hanover Center Cemetery. Visiting Hours on Tuesday morning from 8:30 until 10:30 A.M. in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte. 53, HANOVER. For a complete Obituary and Directions, Visit, sullivanfuneralhome.com.


Gallant Colina Patricia (Helen) Gallant


Colina Patricia (Helen) Gallant 55, Glace Bay Helen Gallant, of 397 Reserve St., passed away Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at the QEII Health Science Center, Halifax. Born in Port Morien, she was a daughter of the late David and Bessie (MacIntosh) Cathcart. She was a member of Holy Family Parish Church. She is survived by her husband, Cyril; daughters, Leah, Glace Bay, Michelle (Joey) Morrison, June (Steve) Bredy and Corri, all of Halifax; sisters, Margaret Brown, Glace Bay, Annie Butts, Port Morien, Ruth Aker, Sydney; brothers, David Cathcart, New Jersey, Barney Cathcart, Earl Cathcart and Douglas Cathcart, all of Port Morien. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Norma Jean, sisters, Rita and June. Visitation will be at Curry Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. at Holy Family Church, MacKay’s Corner with the Rev. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Holy Family and St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund or to a charity of choice. 4/27/1999 Born in Port Morien
Gallant Cpl. George Gallant Cape Breton Post 4/15/2004 Maureen McNeil Gallant, Cpl. George, Ret'd (C.D.75) 1928 - 2004 Sydney - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of George Gallant April 14, 2004 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Reserve Mines he was the son of the late Glorice and Elizabeth (Roach) Gallant. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Georgina Donovan Gallant; sons, Richard (Pam); Dana (Marilou); daughter Ann Denise (David) Lisa (Rob); four grandchildren, Shannon, Nicole, Sean and Ian all of Bedford; sister in law, Mae Gallant; special and dear friend and caregiver Greg MacGillivray and sister Edna Levy, West Dover. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Daniel, Albert, Linus, John, Joe and sister Evelyn Kane and an infant daughter Debra Ann. No visitation, Cremation took place. Funeral Sat. APril 14 at St. Joseph's Ch., Reserve Mines, with burial in the parish cemetery.


Gallant Elizabeth Gallant Sydney Post Record p 3 6/29/1940 R. Fraser The funeral of Mrs Elizabeth Gallant, aged and very highly esteemed resident of Sydney, held on Wednesday morning from the residence of her son in law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Dougal J Gillis, 479 Esplanade, was very largely attended. Requiem Mass, Rev Fr McEachern celebrant, was in Sacred Heart church at nine o’clock. There were many spiritual offerings and a large number of beautiful flowers were received. Pall bearers were Joseph McNally, Hammond Curry, John McNeil, Charles Tobin, Dan Cameron and James Kenny.


Gallant Harriet 'Hattie' (Ling) Gallant Cape Breton Post 10/19/2009
Harriet 'Hattie' Gallant, Sydney

Born at Low Point , Nova Scotia , Canada

Hattie Gallant, 85, of 75 Stewart St., and formerly of Sydney River, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital after a sudden illness.
Born at Low Point, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Jessome) Ling.
A member of Immaculate Heart parish and the parish CWL, she was also a charter member Our Lady of Fatima parish CWL, Sydney River. In her earlier years, Hattie worked for the Office of Religious Education and was a valued assistant in the production of Mass for Shut-Ins. In 1989 she retired from Cape Breton-Victoria School Board. Hattie enjoyed the many times she spent with her good friends playing cards.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy (Joe) King, Florence; two sons, Joe (Cheryl) Gallant, Glencoe Mills, John (Carmel) Gallant, Sydney River; and son-in-law, Keith Vasseur, Illinois. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Sherry (Richard) Borgo, Mira, Jennifer (David Francis) Drake, Calgary, Lori (Paul) Tranquada, Ontario, Katie (David) McKee, Illinois, Valerie and A.J. Vasseur, Illinois, Jonathan and Karlie Gallant, Sydney River; a brother, Bob (Joanne) Ling, Florida; two sisters, Bertha (Derick) Ellis-Slater, Ontario, and Fran Muise, New Waterford.
She was predeceased by her husband, James ‘Doc’ Gallant in 1982, her daughter, Carol Vasseur, three brothers, Bernard, Tom and Bill Ling and four sisters, Agnes Sharpe, Olive Aucoin, Eileen MacPherson and Sister Euphrasia ‘Emily’.
Visitation for the late Mrs. Gallant will be Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 2-4 and7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Church Mira Road, Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the Cancer Center, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Cape Breton Palliative Care, or a charity of choice.
Online condolences to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or mem.com.
10/17/2009 Low Point
Gallant Helen Delina ‘Nellie’ (LeBlanc) Gallant Cape Breton Post 10/26/2009
Helen Delina ‘Nellie’ Gallant, Cheticamp

Born at East Margaree , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts and great affection that we announce the death of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the age of 99. A resident of Foyer Pere Fiset since April 2006.
Helen Delina ‘Nellie’ Gallant, of Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp, formerly of East Margaree died at the guest home.
Born in East Margaree, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin ‘Benny’ and Angelique (Blanchard) LeBlanc.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Church. An active member of CWL, the local Red Cross and other community organizations. A graduate of Normal College in 1929, she taught school for 28 and a half years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by three sons, Alfred (Marlene), Sydney, Roger (Monique), Bras d’Or, Isidore, Cheticamp; two daughters, Rosita Gillis (Norman), Upper Margaree, Georgette Skinner (Robert), Westmount; sister-in-law, Theresa, East Margaree; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Lubin, daughter-in-law, Sylvia, six brothers, John Fred (Mary), Philias (Emma), Joseph (Cecile), Charlie (Marie), Edward, Arsene (Marie Rose), four sisters, Julia (Vincent) Chiasson, Marie Anne (Placide) Arsenault, Margaret (Arthur) Doucet, Annie Mae (Joseph) Cormier.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Parish Hall, East Margaree. Prayer vigil at 7 p.m. Funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Church, East Margaree with Fr. Wade DeCoste officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations may be made to Foyer Pere Fiset or charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.
Condolences may be sent to cheticampfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/24/2009 East Margaree
Gallant Joann Gallant CBP 5/2/2013
Joann Gallant
Born In: New Waterford
Passed on: April 30th, 2013
It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our mother, Joann Marie Gallant on April 30, 2013.
Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Dan Willie and Jennie (Burke) McNeil. She was a member of the former St. Michael's parish, currently the Parish Church of St. Leonard. In earlier years, Joann enjoyed bowling with her close friends.
Surviving are daughters, Diane, Melissa, Jennifer, all of New Waterford, Frances, Sydney; six grandchildren, Sam, Gabriel, Emily, Brandon, Ayden, and Victoria; brothers, Jim (Sandra), New Brunswick, Albert 'Beano' (Effie), Dan Willie, both of New Waterford; many nieces, nephews and cousins; sisters-in-law, Mary Richardson, Ont., Cassie McNeil, Gardiner; brother-in-law, Fred (Mary) Gallant, Glace Bay.
Besides her parents, Joann was predeceased by her husband, Gerard.
As per her wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation will take place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will be held Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Ave., with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Gardiner, with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
4/30/2013 New Waterford
Gallant John Edgar Gallant The Herald 6/14/2004 Maureen McNeil GALLANT, John Edgar - 60, passed away peacefully June 13, 2004, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was a son of Stella Gallant, Arichat, and the late Leo Gallant. He is survived by his wife, Donna (Landry) Gallant; daughters, Maureen (Shaun) Sampson, Petit de Grat; Amanda, Lower Sackville; Coralie, at home. He is also survived by his granddaughter "his little Buttercup", Daija Sampson; brothers, Arthur (Doreen) Gallant, Martinique; Brian (Cindy) Gallant, Navare, Fla.; sisters, Agnes (Leo) Gaudet, Tignish, P.E.I.; Carol (Jacques) Boudreau, Lower Sackville; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Leo Jr. and David. Funeral arrangements are under the care of IML Funeral Home, Petit de Grat, with visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, and from 1 p.m. until time of funeral mass at 4 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Parish Church, Petit de Grat. Donations in his memory to a charity of your choice. Family flowers only.


Gallant Joseph 'Jo Jo' Gallant CBP 7/13/2010
Joseph 'Jo Jo' Gallant

Passed away in: Lingan, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 10/07/2010

Joseph 'Jo Jo' Gallant, 71, of Lingan, son of Daniel Gallant and the late Lucy (Chiasson) Gallant, died suddenly and unexpectedly on July 10, 2010.
He proudly served in the Canadian Navy. Jo Jo worked for many years as a chef at the Isle Royal Hotel and other locations. He was retired from the Corps of Commissionaires, having worked in the Yarmouth, Halifax, and Sydney areas. Jo Jo was instrumental in the creation and establishment of his great aunt Marguerite Gallant's museum in Les Trois Pignons in Cheticamp. Jo Jo was in heaven when working in his huge garden and picking every kind of berry in the great outdoors. He loved nature immensely. Jo Jo was an extremely generous person and it can truly be said that he would have given anyone the shirt off his back. He loved people and he was deeply loved in return by all who knew him.
Jo Jo is survived by his father, Daniel Gallant, New Waterford; brothers, Dr. Charles (Yvonne) Gallant, Antigonish, Dr. Wilfred Gallant, Windsor, Ont., Gerard Gallant, Lower Sackville; sisters, Marie Gallant, Pictou Co. and Viola (Deacon Leo) Penny, Lingan. Jo Jo is also survived by nephews, Dr. Steve Gallant and Frank Gallant, Antigonish, Robert and Darryl Penny, British Columbia and Michael Gallant, Whitehorse; nieces, Gisele Gallant, Halifax, Shawna Penny, Chester Grant, Kim MacRae, Beaverbank, Mandy Gallant, Lower Sackville, Dr. Melanie Gallant, Glace Bay, Jennifer Gallant, Windsor, Ont. Also surviving are numerous grandnieces and nephews.
Jo Jo was predeceased by his mother, Lucy (Chiasson) Gallant; brother, Alex Gallant and sister in infancy, Wilfredine Gallant.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration for Jo Jo will take place Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating and Deacon Leo Penny assisting. Cremation will follow with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date.
A luncheon will be held at the Carmel Centre immediately following the funeral mass.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of one's choice.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
7/10/2010

Gallant Lenora 'Pearl' (Vokey) Gallant Cape Breton Post 6/18/2010
Lenora 'Pearl' (Vokey) Gallant

Born in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 07/07/1946

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 17/06/2010

Lenora "Pearl" (Vokey) Gallant of Glace Bay passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 17,2010 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH), Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.
Born July 7, 1946 in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John and Noreen Vokey of Glace Bay.
She is survived by her loving children, Tanya (Ray) Dawe, Shaun (Shannon) Gallant, Mark (Robyn) Gallant, 3 grandchildren; Olivia, Emma, Zachary, and by brothers; John (Penny), Jerry (Alice), Robert (Emmaline)Trevor and sisters; Sherrill (Fred) Hill , Janice (Nelson) Vokey-Santos, Marlene (Steven) Shepherd.
She was predeceased by her husband, Sheldon and brother, Reginald.
Pearl was a registered nurse in the paediatric ward , Glace Bay General Hospital for 18 years and was later the owner/operator of Silk Petals, Glace Bay. She was a life long active member of Warden United Church.
Pearl will be sadly missed by both family members and friends.
Visitation for Pearl will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union Street on Saturday, June 19,2010 from 1-4 pm with service to follow in Patten Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made to the an Cala Palliative Care Unit at CBRH.
On line condolences may be forwarded to the family at : www.pattenfuneral.com
" All that we love deeply becomes a part of us"
6/17/2010 Glace Bay, 07/07/1946
GALLANT Lubin Gabriel GALLANT Chronicle Herald 8/6/2006
GALLANT, Lubin Gabriel
GALLANT, Lubin Gabriel - 97, Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp, formerly of Margaree, died August 4, 2006, in the guest home. Born in Margaree, he was a son of the late Isidore Gallant and Marie (LeBlanc) Gallant. He was a member of St. Michael Church, Margaree. He was a retired member of the Margaree Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the last charter member of the Margaree Credit Union. His hobbies were woodcarving, fishing, gardening and berry picking. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Nellie) Gallant; sons, Alfred (Marlene), Sydney; Roger (Monique), Bras d'Or; Isidore (Sylvia), Cheticamp; daughters, Rosita (Norman) Gillis, South West Margaree; Georgette (Robert) Skinner, Westmount; 19 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Edmund, Marcellin, Ephrem, Calist; stepbrother, Joseph; cousin, Arthur LeBlanc, who lived with Lubin for several years; sisters, Agnes, Delina; stepsisters, Minnie, Rose, and
Catherine. Visitation will be in St. Michael Parish Hall, Margaree, today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be 2 p.m. Monday in St. Michael Church, Margaree, Father Jim MacDonald officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services, Ltd.



Gallant Madonna (Howell) Gallant Cape Breton Post 12/9/2009
Madonna (Howell) Gallant

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

Heaven decided that a second-soprano was needed for Christmas and recruited Madonna on Dec. 2, 2009.
Madonna was born in New Waterford, N.S., the second of seven children to Henry and Margaret (Gillis) Howell. She was predeceased by her father, Henry Howell.
She is survived by her husband, Alvin; daughters, Jeannine and Linda; mother, Margaret (Peggy) Howell; sisters, Beverly Morrison, Yvonne Madore, Patricia Alisch, Jacqueline Clarke and brothers, Frank and Joe Howell.
Madonna attended Holy Angels High School in Sydney and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1972 with a senior diploma in education. She taught at several schools in the Sydney area and married Alvin in 1975. The couple resided in Baie Verte, Nfld., where she taught at St. Pius X Elementary School.
In 1978, they moved to Elliot Lake, Ont., where both of their daughters, Jeannine Elize (1978) and Linda Marie (1981) were born and baptized at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Madonna decided to become a stay-at-home mom and raise her daughters. Madonna enjoyed exploring Ontario with her family and took every opportunity to return to Cape Breton to nurture her children’s roots and cement bonds with their extended family.
When the family moved to Hampton, N.B., in 1985, Madonna became an active member of St. Alphonsis Catholic Parish choir and excelled as a cantor. She was also very active in the CWL. This period of her life also saw her run a play school from her home for self-fulfillment and to help with the family’s finances. Many an evening she was seen on one of her regular strolls along the Kennebacasis River Road, drinking in the beauty of the Hampton Marsh and greeting friends along the way.
In the late 1990s Madonna began to feel the effects of the Alzheimer’s disease which would eventually claim her. In March 2001 she and Alvin moved to Fort McMurray, Alta., where the malady eventually progressed and necessitated her placement in continuing care at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. Despite the continuing onset of Alzheimer’s, she enjoyed day trips exploring Alberta, and a holiday to Victoria, B.C., which completed her desire to see both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Canada.
Madonna never lost her love of music and could be heard at first singing familiar songs, then listening and enjoying local artists and church groups perform at the centre.
To all those who provided moral and professional support, the family offers our sincere thanks. To the care-giving staff at the Northern Lights Centre, we cannot say enough. The respect with which she was treated as well as the affection afforded her was top-notch. Many times a caregiver would enter her room and terms such as “m’love” or “dearie” or “darlin” would be freely used.
Visitation for the late Madonna Gallant will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating with reception to follow at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alberta & Northwest Territories chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Association of Canada, Northern Lights Regional Health Centre Foundation, continuing care department or to charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to info@pierfuneralhome.com.
12/2/2009 New Waterford, N.S.
GALLANT Marie Sylvia GALLANT Chronicle Herald 11/30/2006
GALLANT, Marie Sylvia
GALLANT, Marie Sylvia - 59, Cheticamp, died November 28, 2006, in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Cheticamp, she was a daughter of the late Job and Marie (Camus) LeBlanc. She was an active member of St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. She worked as a nursing assistant at Sacred Heart Hospital and at Foyer Pere Fiset Guest Home. She was a choir member, lecturer, and past member of the Liturgy Committee. She will be especially missed for her wit, her positive outlook on life and her ability to provide guidance and advice to friends and family. Surviving are husband, Isidore Gallant; sons, Kevin Gallant, Halifax; and Jean-Claude Gallant, Halifax; sisters, Germaine (Roland) Doucet, Point Cross; Annie Luce (Raymond) Maillet, Cheticamp; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph and one in infancy; two sisters in infancy. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday in Cheticamp Funeral Home. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Peter's
Church, Cheticamp, Father Peter LeBlanc officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Terry Fox Foundation or a charity of your choice.



Gallant Mary Lucy Gallant Halifax Chronicle Herald 5/24/2004 Maureen McNeil GALLANT, Mary Lucy - 89, New Waterford, died May 23, 2004, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in St. Joseph du Moine, to the late Daniel and Elise (Poirier) Chiasson. Surviving are husband of 66 years, Daniel; daughters, Marie Gallant, Pictou, Viola Penny (Leo), Lingan; sons, Joseph, Lingan; Charles, (Yvonne), Antigonish; Wilfred, Windsor, Ont; Gerard, Lower Sackville,NS; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Roseanne Mason, New Waterford; stepsister, Josephine Taylor, Welland, Ont; brothers, Arthur, New Waterford; Willie, St. Joseph du Moine; stepbrother, Joseph, Mass, USA. She was predeceased by daughter, Wilfredine; son, Alex Gallant; stepmother, Lysee; one sister; one stepsister Mary Jeanne; three brothers, Johnny, Leo and Alex; one stepbrother, Sam; nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel Church at 11am with Rev. Donald McGillivray officiating. (The Herald & C.B. Post)


Gallant Paul Gallant GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 11/12/1985 Carol MacLean - Glace Bay. Paul Timothy Gallant, 49, of 7 Coady Street died Sunday, December 01, 1985 at the Glace Bay Community Hospital. Mr. Gallant is survived by his wife the former Dianne Gillis, daughters Lynn and Lana of Halifax and Paula at home.


Gallant Paula Anne Gallant Cape Breton Post 12/31/2005 Carol MacLean Paula Anne Gallant 36, TIMBERLEA It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paula on Dec. 27, 2005. Born in Glace Bay,N.S.,Paula was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Dianne Gallant. She is survived by her loving husband, Jason MacRae; her beautiful baby daughter, Anna Paul; sisters, Lana (Paul) Kenny, Lynn (Alain) Blackburn; and special niece and nephews, Emily and Dylan Kenny, Connor and Timothy Blackburn, Conor O'Boyle; grandmothers, Lena Gallant, P.E.I., and Tena Starr, Dominion, N.S.; and in-laws, Wayne and Shirley MacRae, Hamilton, Ont. (formerly New Glasgow); sister-in-law, Jackie (Rory) O'Boyle; brother-in-law, Lloyd (Nathalie) MacRae; many aunts and uncles. Paula was a Grade 3 teacher at Beechville Lakeside Timberlea School. Paula was actively involved in her school and community and art was one of her passions. She was currently pursuing her certificate in visual arts at NSCAD. Paula was doing this not only to enrich her life but the lives of the students she taught. Her love of teaching was always evident in the creativity and passion she brought to her job and the fondness and warmth she displayed to her students. Friends and family always appreciated her sense of humour, quick wit and positive outlook on life. In a gathering, people gravitated toward Paula because she was a constant source of entertainment. Her sisters,Lynn and Lana were her closest friends with barely a day going by without seeing or talking to each other. Paula's life became even more enriched when she married her beloved Jason and then the birth of their beautiful baby Anna in January 2005. Her happiest time in life was this past year with her new family. This radiated from Paula and was often displayed with her creativity when taking pictures of Anna and Jason and the compilations she would send to family and friends and through the journals, scrapbooks and stories she wrote for Anna. Paula will be dearly missed by all her family, friends, coworkers and students. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where visitation will be held 1-4:30 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, and funeral service Monday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Lakeside, with Fr. James Richards officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment to follow at St. Margarets of Scotland Church, Glen Margaret. Flowers greatly accepted. Donations may be made to a trust fund for Anna Paul MacRae at any ScotiaBank branch or mailed to Scotia Bank, 3650 Hammonds Plains Rd., Upper Tantallon,N.S., B3Z 4R3.


Gallant Sharon Gallant CBP 10/7/2013
Sharon Gallant
Born In: Reserve Mines
Passed in: Bridgetown
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of an amazing wife, mother, nana, sister and friend, Sharon Gallant, 60, of Bridgetown, N.S.
Sharon passed away in hospital surrounded by family after a fierce battle with cancer.
Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Mary Margaret (Smith) McLean and Frederick McLean.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Wayne; her two daughters, Kelly (Bruce), Kim (Jamie) and son, Mark (Nina). She adored her 10 grandchildren and was so proud of each of them, Ryan, Dylan, Ethan, Logan, Kourtney, Kayla, Tyler, Aidan, Jesse and baby Jake. Nana is an angel watching over you from heaven.
Sharon is survived by her eight brothers and four sisters, Frederick (Amelia), William (Maureen), Sheldon (Debbie) of Reserve Mines, John (Carol), Allie (Valerie) of Dominion, Gregory (Dawn) of Alberta, Gordon (Joan) of Sydney and Kevin (Phyllis) of Annapolis Royal, Shirley of Alberta, Sheila(Dave) of Annapolis Royal, Margie of Port Williams, and Collette (Scott) of Bedford. She was predeceased by her brother, John and loving sister, Sylvia.
Sharon’s childhood friends, Edna, Donna, Amelia, Debbie, Maddie and Diane should carry on your yearly traditions in her memory. She had many fond memories of your time together. Sharon was a well respected President of the AVRSB CUPE Local where she also served as secretary, treasurer and vice-president. She served as treasurer of the Nova Scotia Council of Unions.
Sharon was an active member of her community devoting her life to the staff and students of Bridgetown Regional Elementary School. She served as Home & School President and President of the active parent group for many years. She was awarded outstanding volunteer of the year numerous years. Sharon worked tirelessly at all fundraisers for over 25 years that would support the staff and students of Bridgetown Elementary School including the annual variety show.
Sharon was resting at the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown, on Sunday, Oct. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., with prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Bridgetown, with Fr. Joseph Thomas officiating.
Donations may be made in her memory to Bridgetown Regional Elementary School or to the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.kaulbachfamilyfuneralhome.com.
10/4/2013 Reserve Mines
Gallant Sister Marie Gallant (Marie Annunciata) f.j . CBP 12/14/2012
Sister Marie Gallant

Passed on: December 13th, 2012

Sister Marie Gallant, in religion, Sr Marie Annunciata, f.j., passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Monarch Hall, Riverview, N.B., at the age of 87. She was in the 65th year of her religious profession . She was born in Wayland, Mass, U.S.A., the daughter of the late Joseph Gallant, of Rustico, P.E.I., and of the late Florence MacDonnell, of Margaree, N.S . Besides her religious family, she is survived by one sister, Isabel MacQuaid of Brampton, Ont; two brothers, Leo Gallant of Buckingham, Qué., and Donnie Gallant of NE Margaree, N.S. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews . She was predeceased by one sister and four brothers . Sister Marie first spent her active life at the service of her community, but also and foremost doing pastoral work with the sick and the elderly. She first gave 10 years of service to the elderly at the Home in Sydney, N.S. She then left for the mission field in Nevis and Dominica, West Indies. After her return to Canada, she took care of the sick sisters at the Provincial House, then did pastoral work at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital, where she also resumed her volunteer work among the Veterans. Pastoral work among the sick made her very happy, and on April 24, 2001, she was honored by the then Governor General of Canada with a Certificate recognizing her 12,000 hours of volunteer work . >From 2002, her health condition prevented her from serving the sick anymore. In 2010, she was transferred with her sisters to Monarch Hall, in Riverview. On Thursday, Dec. 13, she passed away peacefully . Her remains will be exposed at Frenette Funeral Centre, 88 Church St., Moncton, 506-858-1900, Monday, Dec. 17 from 2-4 and 6:30-8 p.m. with a time of prayer at 7 p.m. then transferred Tuesday for 9 a.m. at the chapel of Notre-Dame-d'Acadie Pavillion of the Maison-mère des Religieuses Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur, 125 King St., Moncton (Godfrey Lane entrance) from where the funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in Dieppe . www.frenettefuneralhome.com
12/13/2012

Gallant Sister Sarah Gallant CBP 12/28/2010
Sister Sarah Gallant, formerly Sister Marie Joseph, 86, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, motherhouse on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in the 67th year of her religious life.Born in Tracadie, Antigonish Co., N.S., and a former resident of Little Lorraine, C.B., Sister Sarah was one of seven children of the late James and Nellie (Riley) Gallant.Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on Aug. 15, 1942, pronounced her first vows on Aug. 14, 1944, and her perpetual profession of vows on Aug. 15, 1949. After her profession of vows, Sister spent most of her life in ministry as homemaker in institutions operated by the congregation and in convents in Eastern and Western Canada.In Nova Scotia, Sister Sarah served at Little Flower Institute in Sydney, St. Peter's Convent in Ingonish, St. Theresa's Convent in Margaree Forks, Star of the Sea Convent in Canso, Teachers' Residence in Eskasoni, St. Anne's Convent in Guysborough, St. Joseph's Convent in Dingwall, St. Rita Convent in Sydney and at Bethany Retreat Center in Antigonish. In Alberta, while at St. Alphonsus Convent in Blairmore and Mount Carmel Convent in Canmore, she taught kindergarten and did parish work. She served also at St. Augustine's Seminary, Scarborough, Ont. Sister Sarah obtained a diploma for kindergarten teaching from the Canadian Kindergarten Institute, Winnipeg.She is survived by her sister, Mary Connolly, Kitchener, Ont.; and two brothers, Gerald, Little Lorraine, C.B., and James of Dartmouth, N.S.Besides her parents, Sister Sarah was predeceased by three sisters, Monica Lahey, Anna Campbell and Margaret Houle.The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 1:15 p.m., where a Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 2:30 p.m. in Bethany Chapel.Arrangements are under the direction of Curry's Funeral Home, Antigonish.Online condolences to www.clcurry.com 12/26/2010 Tracadie, Antigonish Co.
Gallant Sister Thomas Marie Gallant Cape Breton Post 3/3/2008
Sister Thomas Marie Gallant Antigonish - Sister Thomas Marie Gallant, 96, - a Sister of Saint Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the Motherhouse, Saturday, March 1, 2008, in the 75th year of her religious life. Born in Inverness, N.S. and baptized Harriet Mary, she was the second youngest in a family of six. Sister was the daughter of the late Judge Thomas Gallant and Marie (Deveaux) Gallant. The family lived in Belle Cote, N.S. and later moved to Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Sr. Thomas Marie entered the Sisters of Saint Martha on January 8, 1934 after having taught school for two years. She pronounced her first vows on August 24, 1935. In 1938, she pronounced her final vows and obtained her B.A. degree from St. Francis Xavier University. In 1940, she obtained the degree of Master of Science in Social Work from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. Her first ministry was in medical records at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish, followed by 27 years in social work in Family Service Agencies in Dominion, Sydney, Regina, New Waterford and Glace Bay. For nine years (1968-77) Sr. Thomas served as medical social worker at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish. Sr. Thomas returned to Bethany as the congregation's first pension co-ordinator, serving in that capacity from 1977 to 1992. Sister continued being involved in some form of clerical work and as publisher of the community's own news magazine, The Bethanite, until January 1999. She served as a community leader in three of the communities in which she lived. In 2001, Sr. Thomas moved into Bethany's Extended Care Unit and remained there until her death. Sr. Thomas Marie was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ida Delaney and Helen Margaret and four brothers, James Patrick, Daniel Wilfred, Joseph Anthony and Timothy Joseph. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The remains will be resting at Bethany beginning at 1:15 p.m. today (Monday), March 3, 2008, where a Celebration of Vigil will be held this evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2008 at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Curry Funeral Services, Antigonish. www.clcurry.com 3/1/2008 Born in Inverness
Gallant Stephena Margaret Gallant Cape Breton Post 2/22/2005 Carol MacLean STEPHENA MARGARET (MACMULLIN) GALLANT - Brantford, Ontario/Beaver Cove - It is with great sorrow that the family of Stephena Gallant announces her peaceful passing in the John Noble Home on Tuesday February 15, 2005 at the age of 84. Loving wife of the late Wendell Gallant (June 2004). She is survived by her children Jim and Mary Hoo, Harley, Joe and Caroline, of Waterloo, Bernie and Laurie of Mount Pleasant, Dave and Sonya of Paris, John and Charlene of Brantford, loving grandmother to grandchildren Scott, Amy, Sara, Stephen and Paul Hoo, Ian, Megan and Jelena, Liam and Sean, Carlene, Mariah and Sydney, sister of margie Collins of Beaver Cove, Chrissie Whelan of Sydney Mines, Theresa MacKinnon of Beaver Cove, Michael of Beaver Cove, Johanna MacKinnon of Beaver Cove, Josephine MacNeil of Halifax. She was predeceased by parents, Joseph MacMullin and Flora MacMullin (MacNeil), sisters Kaye Nearie, Mary MacNeil, Eileen MacMullin, Lizzie MacMullin and Rita Goss, granddaughter Janie Ho. Funeral mass took place in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Brantford, Ontario. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Under the direction of Thorpe Brothers, 759-2211. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.dignitymemorial.org


Gallant Walter Eric Gallant Cape Breton Post 11/29/2005 Carol MacLean Walter Eric Gallant 1929-2005 RESERVE MINES It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Eric Gallant, 75, of 711 Neville St., Reserve Mines. Walter passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex surrounded by his loving family.Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Simon and Mary Agnes (Gillis) Gallant.Walter was a member ofSt. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines. Walter was employedin Gardiner Mines at one time doing construction work and also with Ideal IceCream.He will be sadly missed byhis loving wife, Sylvia (Osborne); daughters, Agnes, Maurina, Elizabeth; granddaughter,Trinnette, all of Reserve Mines; brother, Johnny, Dominion; sister, Forence (Joey) O'Neill, Reserve Mines. Besides his parents,Walter was predeceased by his brothers,Angus and Ambrose. Visitation for Walter Gallant will be held Wednesday 2-4 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, with funeral servicein the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Fr. Gerald Campbell officiating. Cremationwill follow. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.Donations in Walter'smemory may be made to a charity of choice.


Gallant Wendell Gallant CBP 8/12/2010
Wendell Gallant

Born in: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 29/08/1951

Passed away in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passed away on: 12/08/2010

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Wendell Gallant on Aug. 5, 2010 at Toronto East General Hospital, surrounded by family.
Born in Reserve Mines on Aug. 29, 1951, he was the oldest son of Mae Gallant and the late Albert Gallant.
He is survived by his daughter, Janine Gallant, Calgary, Alta.; brothers, Al (Theresa) Gallant, Glace Bay, Kevin (Debbie) Gallant, Glace Bay; sister, Charlene (Seward) Bonaparte, Reserve Mines and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Tranquility Burial & Cremation Services, Mississauga, Ont.
In honouring Wendell's wishes, a private family burial will take place at St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery at a later date.
"Rest in Peace, dearest Wendell
Until we meet again.
We will cherish our fondest memories
And find comfort knowing you are with dad".
8/12/2010 Reserve Mines 29/08/1951
Gallant William Gallant GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 6/18/1986 Carol MacLean William Gallant - Reserve Mines. William F. Gallant, 93, Spring Garden Villa, Sydney, formerly of 28 Reserve Row, died Thursday, June 05, 1986 at the Villa. Born in Gardiner Mines, he ws the son of the late Simon and Elizabeth (Bennett) Gallant. He was employed with Domco at Nos. 25, 10, 16, 18, and 20 Collieries until his retirement. He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish. is wife Martha (Young) Gallant predeceased him. A son and two daughters also predeceased him. He is survived b a son Flem of Glace Bay, a brother Raymond of Reserve Mines, two sisters Mrs. Hilda Currie of Sydney, Mrs. Ida Gillis of Glace Bay, 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. The body rested at the V.J. McGillivary Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street. The funeral mass was said Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with interment in the parish cemetery, MacLeod's Crossing.


Gallaway Bernard Gallaway CBP 10/21/2013
Bernard Gallaway
Born In: Sydney
Born: October 7th, 1929
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 19th, 2013
Bernard Patrick Gallaway of Sydney, passed away on Sept. 19, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by family and friends.
Born Oct. 7, 1929 in Sydney, he was the son of the late Bernard Patrick and Anastasia (Dawson) Gallaway. Bernie was an active member of the community for many years; volunteering for many organizations offering freely of his time and energy. This included such positions as president of the Red Cross Society for Nova Scotia, a credit committee member of the Steel Center Credit Union, as well as a board member of the Cooperators. As a result of his many years of dedicated service to the community he was awarded the Kinsmen Club Citizen of the Year Award in 1978. Bernie served as a stationary engineer in the #3 Boiler, at the Sydney Steel Corporation, and retired in 1988 after 40 years. Following his retirement, when not sitting in his rocker next to the love of his life, he enjoyed spending his days going for long drives exploring Cape Breton, taking short trips to P.E.I. and Newfoundland and most of all spending time with and teasing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All of his grandkids are left with fond memories of standing at the edge of Grandpa’s wooden rocking chair anxiously waiting for their turn at “See-Saw”.
Survived by his loving wife, Christina Zita (McCarron) Gallaway; daughters, Linda Walsh (Greg), Point Edward, Bernadette Confiant (Douglas), Dutch Brook, Theresa MacLean, Lower Sackville; sons, Daniel Gallaway (Laurie Ravanello), Mira, Stephen Gallaway (Sherry McHerron), Stratford, P.E.I. and Blaine Gallaway (Natalie Keller), Howie Centre and son-in-law, Kenny Ferrar (Alena Dixon), Mira; brother, Tom Gallaway; sister, Agnes Miller, both of Sydney. Also survived by 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his infant son, David; daughter, Kathleen Ferrar (Kenny) and sisters, Margaret Marsh and Delores Fitzgerald.
Visitation to take place at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2– 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church, Whitney Avenue, Sydney, Monday, Sept. 23, Rev. Jim Oliver will officiate. Interment will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, www.becauseyoucare.com or charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
9/19/2013 Sydney
Galliot Sara 'Rita' (Heron) Galliot CBP 4/20/2011
Sara 'Rita' (Heron) Galliott

Born In: Harbour le Cou, Newfoundland, Canada

Passed Away In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 17/04/2011

Rita passed into the loving arms of God and was reunited with her beloved husband, Gerald (Bud) Galliott, on April 17, 2011. Uncle Bud entered heaven on April 16, 1958. Rita was the daughter of the late Albert and Selina Heron of Newfoundland. She was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church. Aunt Rita moved to Glace Bay from Harbour le Cou, N.L., at a young age and became a loving wife, friend and neighbour to all who knew her. Aunt Rita resided on Cameron Street for most of her adult life where she kept the hands and feet of children, mail and paper carriers warm with her knitted socks and mittens. Aunt Rita leaves behind her sister, Lydia Francis, Newfoundland and her sister-in-law, Vera Atkinson, Glace Bay as well as several nieces and nephews, Visitation will be held for Rita Galliott in Patten Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.co
4/17/2011 Harbour le Cou, NFLD
Galliott Sara 'Rita' (Heron) Galliott CBP 4/20/2011
Rita passed into the loving arms of God and was reunited with her beloved husband, Gerald (Bud) Galliott, on April 17, 2011. Uncle Bud entered heaven on April 16, 1958. Rita was the daughter of the late Albert and Selina Heron of Newfoundland. She was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church. Aunt Rita moved to Glace Bay from Harbour le Cou, N.L., at a young age and became a loving wife, friend and neighbour to all who knew her. Aunt Rita resided on Cameron Street for most of her adult life where she kept the hands and feet of children, mail and paper carriers warm with her knitted socks and mittens. Aunt Rita leaves behind her sister, Lydia Francis, Newfoundland; and her sister-in-law, Vera Atkinson, Glace Bay; as well as several nieces and nephews, Visitation will be held for Rita Galliott in Patten Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. 4/17/2011 Harbour le Cou, Newfoundland, Canada
Gallivan Austin 'Bud' Gallivan CBP 4/15/2013
Austin 'Bud' Gallivan
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: April 14th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father and grandfather Samuel Austin ‘Bud’ Gallivan, of Whitney Pier, Sydney.
After a brief illness, he passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Palliative Care Unit of Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Thomas and Eva (Fougere) Gallivan.
Bud was a member of Holy Redeemer parish. He was employed with the Dominion Coal Company and later Devco at the International Piers for 41 years. He was very active with Local 7749 of the United Mine Workers of America and served on many local committees as well as the executive positions of recording and financial secretary which he held for over 20 years.
He was born, raised, lived, worked, and would say he did it all in the Pier, except when he was in the Cape Breton Highlands where he spent endless summers camping and sharing his love with his family and friends.
Bud was a self-taught painter, it was his true passion “If I like it, I paint it” he would say and it was these artistic talents and a good sense of humour that gave him an opportunity to create political cartoons for “The Highlander” for a number of years. The artistic accomplishment of which he was most honoured by was when he was asked to exhibit his work as the featured artist at the first Pierscape Festival of the Arts in Whitney Pier.
Anyone that knew him would remember his child like love of the Christmas season; nothing made him happier than the smells and sounds of Christmas which came hand in hand with his love of Charles Dickens works, specifically “A Christmas Carol”.
Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Anna Maria (Franssens); sons, Dr. Glenn (Cheryl), Antigonish, Kelly, Sydney, and Tim (Michelle), Sydney; five grandchildren whom he adored, Emma, Jane, Kate, Jack and Ryan; brother, Pat (Mary), Sydney; special nephew, Gary (Debbie) Sydney and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant son, Thomas.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Jim MacKillop and Dr. John Ritter, for their exemplary care and consideration provided to our father in the past and through his recent illness. As well, thank you to the nurses of 4A, 4C and the Palliative Care Unit for their gentle care and kindness, which allowed our father to pass with peace and dignity. A special thank you to all of our friends and family for their support during this time.
There will be no visitation, but please join us for a mass of celebration which will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Palliative Care unit of the Cape Breton District Health Authority.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/14/2013 Sydney
Gallivan John Gallivan Sydney Post Record p 3 1/18/1943 R. Fraser FUNERAL OF LATE JOHN GALLIVAN LARGELY ATTENDED Large numbers of citizens from Sydney and nearby centres assembled here on Saturday morning to pay their last respects to the memory of John Gallivan, coal dealer and former city alderman. The funeral was held from his late residence 164 George street to the church of the Sacred Heart where solemn mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev Fr William Gallivan, of St Ninian's Cathedral, Anitgonish, a cousin of the deceased. Assisting Fr Gallivan were Frs D A Doyle and Allan MacDonald as deacon and sub deacon respectively. Fr Doyle conducted the service at the graveside in Holy Cross cemetery. Members of the Sydney Council of the K.O.C., and the A.O.H. division here attended the funeral in a body. There were numerous spiritual offerings, many floral pieces, and scores of letters, cards and telegrams of sympathy which testified to the high esteem in which the late Mr Gallivan was held. The pall bearers were: Angus Tobin, Rod MacDonald and Bernard Mullins, representing the K.O.C. and Peter O'Reilley, Patrick Delaney and James Smyth, the A.O.H. The funeral was in charge of MacGillivray and Dunlop Funeral Homes, Glace Bay.


Gallivan Patrick Gallivan CBP 1/22/2014
Patrick Gallivan

Born: August 23rd, 1928

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: January 19th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our husband, father, grandfather and uncle, Patrick Gallivan. Pat passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Celtic Court in Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney on Aug. 23, 1928, he was the eldest son of the late Thomas and Eva (Fougere) Gallivan.
A master carpenter by trade, he worked for the City of Sydney. In his younger years, Pat traveled the world with the Canadian Merchant Marines. He also worked for the Dominion Coal Company at the International Piers, alongside his father and brother. He was always very proud of his membership in the Canadian Seaman’s Union and later, the United Mine Workers of America, of which, he was recording secretary for Local 7749 for many years. During his retirement, he traveled extensively with his loving wife, Mary. He also took up watercolor painting and was proud to follow his brother by being the featured artist for Pier Scapes in 2008.
Pat will be forever missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary (Sajatovich); sons, Gary (Debbie), Sydney, Kevin (Dr. Cathy Adams), Saint John, N.B. and Tom (Maria), Ottawa; daughters, Patricia (Warren) Young, Melbourne, Australia and Colleen (Don) Pettitt, Whitby, Ont. Pat is also survived by his seven grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Evan and Dylan Young, Charlotte Gallivan, Michael, Vittoria, Thomas and Julia Gallivan, as well as his nephews, Dr. Glenn, Kelly and Tim Gallivan and his sister-in-law, Anna.
Besides his parents, Pat was predeceased by his only brother, Austin “Bud” Gallivan in 2013.
The family would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere gratitude to the fantastic angels at Celtic Court for the wonderful care they gave Pat during his illness. Also, thank you is extended to Dr. Murdock Smith and Dr. Ritter.
There will be no visitation for the late Mr. Gallivan. Upon request, cremation has taken place. A celebration mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Friday 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the church basement. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
“May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/19/2014 Aug. 23, 1928
Gallivan Patrick Luke 'Paddy' Gallivan
11/8/2005 Carol MacLean Patrick Luke 'Paddy' Gallivan 82, SYDNEY On their wedding anniversary, Nov. 7, 2005, Patrick 'Paddy' Gallivan rejoined his wife of 60 years, Pearl (MacKinnon) who predeceased him on Aug. 25, 2005. Born in Whitney Pier, he was the youngest son of the late Luke and Elizabeth (Kehoe) Gallivan. Mourning his loss are his sons, Brian (Jeri), Halifax, Paul (Barb), Cole Harbour; daughters, Joanne and Janet, both of Sydney; and his sister, Evelyn 'Luddy' (Mac Holt). Paddy was a loving 'Gramper' to Craig (Lisa), Maureen (Darren) and Christopher. Besides his wife, Paddy was predeceased by brothers, Monsignor William Gallivan, Gregory, Ignatius 'Nat', Danny, Wilfred, James 'Bud' and three in infancy, sister, Mary and Sr. Elizabeth 'Hilda' Gallivan. Also holding a special place in his heart were his granddaughter-in-law of two weeks, Lisa, his caregiving 'Angel', Faith Currie; and his special friend, Jocelyn Lewis. He worked with the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission for 42 years, 34 as manager all at Store 22, Whitney Pier, retiring in 1985. Paddy was an avid baseball and hockey fan. His beloved Boston Red Sox gave him a wonderful 60th anniversary gift when they won the 2004 World Series. He was a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens and enjoyed the games announced by his brother Danny. Paddy was a member of the executive of the Sydney Steel Kings of the 1950s and was the public address announcer at their games at the old Whitney Pier Stadium. This and his interest in sports at a local level made him a source of information and statistics for many. Special thanks to the nursing staff on 3B and 4B of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital; 4 West Northside General Hospital; and The Northside Community Guest Home. Acknowledgment to doctors Paula Creighton and Peter Poulos for their caring attention and compassion. Visitation for the late Mr. Gallivan will take place Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating.Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Paddy's memory to the Danny Gallivan Endowment Fund, Cape Breton University, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimers Societyof Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.


Gallop Clifford E. Gallop Cape Breton Post 2/16/2010
Clifford Gallop

Born in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 14/02/2010

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Clifford E. Gallop, age 82, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Cliff was born in North Sydney in 1927, the son of the late Henry and Rita (Annesty) Gallop. Cliff was a longtime resident of Sydney Mines until the last three years where he resided at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Canadian Army. Cliff was employed as an electrical engineer with CN Marine and then later with Marine Atlantic until his retirement. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #19, North Sydney, was a Past Master of the Royal Albert Masonic Lodge #19, the Philae Temple Cape Breton Shriners, the Royal Order of Jesters, the Cape Breton Lodge Perfection, the Isle Royal Chapter of Rose Croix and a 32nd. Degree member of the Ancient Scottish Right and also a member of the Golden ‘K’ Kiwanis Club. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Seaview Golf Club, North Sydney. Cliff was a member of Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Thomes) Gallop, Sydney Mines; his five children, Lynn (George) Best, Alberta, Gary (Catherine) Gallop, Labrador, Norma (Robert) Edwards, Cole Harbour, Sheila (Richard) Dooley, Dartmouth, Lori (John) Robichaud, Brookfield, his 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by six brothers, Ben, Harry, Melvin, Everett, Raymond and George and three sisters, Millie, Ada and Margaret.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Peter Rafuse officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Cove Guest Home, Sydney, or Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
2/14/2010 North Sydney
Gallop Frederick M. Gallop CBP 2/27/2013
Frederick M. Gallop
Born In: North Sydney
Passed on: February 25th, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Frederick ‘Fred’ Morgan Gallop, 85, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, just days after he celebrated his 85th birthday.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late John ‘Jack’ and Blanche (Hillier) Gallop.
Fred was a sales representative for Quaker Oats Company of Canada for 28 years retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Kiwanis Golden K and very active with the Meals on Wheels program. He was a former member of the Seaview Golf and Curling Club, North Sydney. He was a clerk of session and secretary of the Board of Stewards at St. Columba United Church in Leitches Creek, and a founding cub leader with the 1st Leitches Creek Cub Pack in the church. Fred was an active outdoorsman who loved fly fishing for salmon and travelling with his wife Nellie in their trailer.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nellie (Beaton) Gallop; his three sons, Fred (Caroline) Gallop, Beaverbank, and their children, Ross Gallop, Lower Sackville, and Rod (Ann-Marie) Gallop, Harbour Breton; son, Brian (Susan) Gallop, Balls Creek, and their children, Kim (Troy) Roper, Florence, Doug (Laura) Ross, Ottawa; Darren (Alison) Gallop, Sydney, Kenny (Kelly) Gallop, Toronto, Christina Gallop, Balls Creek; son, Paul (Sharon) Gallop, Upper Leitches Creek, and their children, Blair Gallop, Hammonds Plains, and Cynthia Gallop, Upper Leitches Creek; his seven great-grandchildren, Abigail and Cooper Gallop, Khris and Morgan Roper, Matthew, Kyra and Lauchlan Ross; his brother, Jack (Sandy) Gallop, Toronto; and also surviving are a number nieces and nephews.
Fred was predeceased by his sisters, Ada Gillis and Daisy in infancy.
Visitation for Fred will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday in the funeral home chapel with Nancy Whitney Latham, DLM officiating. Burial in Calvin United Church Cemetery, Upper Leitches Creek, at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Kiwanis Ceilidh Golden K, Meals on Wheels.
Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
Please join the family for refreshments in St. Columba Church Hall, Leitches Creek, following the service.
2/25/2013 North Sydney
Gallop Mrs Benjamin Gallop Sydney Post Record p 6 1/16/1935 R. Fraser MRS BEN GALLOP DIES IN HOSPITAL Prominently known Woman Succumbs To Lengthy Illness North Sydney, Jan 15 - Mrs Benjamin Gallop, Stanley street, passed away in Harbour View hospital, Sydney Mines at 5 o'clock this afternoon following a lengthy illness. Although in failing health for some time her condition had not become serious until Sunday when she was removed to hospital. Born at Codroy, Newfoundland, 76 years ago the deceased came here 50 years ago and resided here ever since. The late Mrs Gallop was married twice; her last husband predeceased her in 19[21 or 31?] Surviving are [?] daughters and four sons, Mrs William Anthony, Codroy; Mrs Emmanuel Currie, Channel, Nfld; Mrs Heber Williams, town; Mrs J McGregor, Kenora, Ont; Mrs James Coll, Mrs Thomas Waugh, Sydney Mines; Mrs Robert Forward, Medford, Mass.; Henry Gallop, William Parsons, town. Herb Gallop, Sydney and Ernest (Doc) Gallop, Montreal. One sister, Mrs Capt George Young and John Evans, town are sister and brother of the deceased.


Gallupe Mildred Elizabeth Gallupe
12/2/2005 Carol MacLean Mildred Elizabeth Gallupe 1927-2005 Beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and aunt, Mildred Elizabeth Gallupe, 78, passed away at the Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005. Born in Black Brook,N.S.,on July 5, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Nina Lloyd. Millie was a lifetime homemaker whose greatest gift was doing for others. Her passing leaves an unfillable void in the lives of her family and friends. She is survived by daughters, Karen Gallupe, Dawn Atkinson (Doug), Deborah Carr (Eric); grandchildren, Ryan and Brent Atkinson, Erica, Jordan and Joshua Carr; a brother, Harold Lloyd; sister and brothers-in-law, Norma and Allison Swan, Douglas and Betty Gallupe,William Gamblin and Mary Lloyd, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents,she was predeceased by her husband, James Donald 'Don'; as well as seven brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home today (Monday) from 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held from the chapel of Fair Haven Funeral Home on Tuesday,Dec. 6, 2005 at 3 p.m.,Rev.Ron Maund officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Garden View Room of the funeral home. Interment in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens. Donations to the Alzhiemer Society or the Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home would be appreciated. Fair Haven Funeral Home, (852-3530), 1177 Salisbury Rd. in care of arrangements. www.fairhavenfh.com.


Galpin Margaret Calderwood (MacKay) Galpin CBP 10/15/2012
Margaret Calderwood (MacKay) Galpin

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 13th, 2012

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Margaret Calderwood (MacKay) Galpin on Oct. 13, 2012. She died peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Glace Bay, N.S., she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah MacKay. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Margaret was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Glace Bay Nursing in 1953 and was an avid member of Seaview Golf and Curling Club for 22 years. Margaret was a loving and devoted mother, her sparkling eyes and hearty laugh would always put a smile on your face. She enjoyed fishing and walking the shorelines. She looked forward to her nights out with her bingo friends. She loved to dance and listening to music, and had a deep devotion to animals especially dogs. Margaret is survived by her six children, sons, Derek ( Margaret-Ann), Moncton, Stuart (Deborah), Sydney Mines, Jay, Halifax; and daughters, Janis (Robert), Sydney Mines, Gina Lemoine, Halifax, and Jill (Gerry) Payne, Sydney. Also surviving are eight grandchildren. Besides her parents Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Aubrey, her brother, Craig MacKay and grandson, Graham Galpin. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation. A private memorial graveside service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney , for immediate family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the palliative care unit at the Northside General Hospital. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at .
10/13/2012 Glace Bay
Galpin Viola Galpin Cape Breton Post 5/26/2005 Maureen McNeil It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Viola (Fillier) Galpin, wife of the late James Galpin, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, on May 24, 2005, at the age of 79. Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Edna (Carter) Fillier. She had spent the last six years in Truro with her daughter, Sandra, and later Cedarstone. She had been a member of St. John Anglican Church of North Sydney, and a member of the Northside General Ladies Auxiliary. She loved her family and treasured the times spent in Margaree. Vi enjoyed the company of the 'girls' from her card club, and never forgot her 'TOPS' friends of North Sydney. She is survived by daughter, Sandra (Jim) Redmond, Hilden, N.S.; son, Jim (Ann) Galpin, Fredericton; grandsons, Jay (Shannon) Redmond, Wittenburg, N.S., Philip Redmond, Prince Rupert, B.C., Stephen and Trevor Galpin,Fredericton; great-grandsons, Hunter and Carter Redmond, Wittenburg, N.S. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim, granddaughter, Annette Galpin, brother, Douglas Fillier, sister, Bertha (Fillier) Ranger. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m Friday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Saturday 1 p.m. from St. John Anglican Church, with Archdeacon Reg MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of N.S. or St. John Anglican Church, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.


Gamble Malcolm Joseph Gamble Cape Breton Post 8/18/2005 Carol MacLeanl Malcolm Joseph Gamble, 67, passed away August 15, 2005, in Sydney. He was the son of Mrs. Lexie (Burke) Gamble, Sydney and the late Clarence Gamble. He is survived by his wife, Mary (nee MacIntyre); one daughter, Helen (George) Mortimer, Sydney; one son, Joseph, Sydney; four stepdaughters, Julie (Gary) Dorey, Hubbards, Heather (Lorne) Hickey, Sydney, Rose Spencer, Halifax, Debbie (Eddie) Hillier, Sydney; three grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren. He is also survived by four stepsons, Steven (Bernice) Sheppard, Sydney, Jason Sheppard, Taylor (Celeste) Steele and Adam Steele, all of Vancouver. Malcolm was predeceased by his first wife, Gertrude 'Mickey' (MacKinnon). Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,August 19, 2005, at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Fr. E. MacDonald officiating. Donations can be made in Malcolm's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of.... On-line condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com


Gammon Marjorie P. (MacNabb) Gammon Cape Breton Post 12/11/2009
Marjorie Gammon

Born in 22/12/1921 at New Glasgow , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of a special friend, Marjorie (MacNabb) Gammon, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009.
Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late A.W (Bert) and Elsie D. (Elliot) MacNabb.
Marjorie started her career as an X-ray technologist in New Brunswick and after her marriage to William Gammon, the family moved west to become motel owners in Banff, Alta., and Salmon Arm, B.C. After her husband’s passing, Marjorie worked in a bookstore in Calgary. From there she returned to Nova Scotia and made her home in Cape Breton for the past 20 years.
Marjorie was a nature enthusiast and an animal lover. She took pleasure in looking at the scenic surroundings and wildlife on her property. She will be missed by her cat Snuggles and her dog Bently.
Surviving is daughter, Elsel Healy, Calgary, Alta.; and son, Spurgeon, Nanoose Bay, B.C.; and four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Bill Gammon, sister, Dorothy and brother, Foster.
Marjorie was a friend to everyone she met and could find no fault with anyone. She will be missed terribly by her dear friend, Betty Musial, with whom she resided.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home chapel at 564 Alexandra St. with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating with reception to follow. Interment to take place at a later date.
May God be good to her — she was a beautiful person.
12/7/2009 New Glasgow
Ganaway Joseph Ganaway CBP 4/5/2013
Joseph Ganaway
Born In: Malquish
Born: April 19th, 1932
Passed on: April 3rd, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Joseph Ganaway on Wednesday April 3, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Raised in Malquish, he was the son of the late Alexander and Annie Agnes (MacKay) Ganaway.
He was raised by his loving aunt and uncle the late Dan Willie and Marion Burns. Joe was known for his sense of humor, love of fishing, picking berries, clam digging, watching Jeopardy, driving around the harbor and spending time with friends, family, and his faithful companion, his dog Happy.
Joe is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth (MacMillan) Ganaway; sons, Andy, Russell, Neil (Patricia), Allen, (April), Victor; and his daughter, Valerie (Sam); his wonderful grandchildren, Laura, Meaghan, Danielle, Ocean, Alyssa Paige, Coady, Katrina, Sammy, Zackary, Riley and a great granddaughter, Angelina; his sister, Daisy Hornung; sister-in-law, Sheila Burns as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his half siblings, Daniel Burns, Michael (Rose) Burns, Tina Ruggles, Mary Effie (Ernie) Martin; special uncle Dan Willie MacKay; his nephew, Dougie MacDonald; and special friend, Anne Gillis.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Friday April 5, 2013 (today) at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and again on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 2-3 p.m. with a celebration of his life to follow at 3 p.m. at the Fourchu United Church with Rev. Nancy Whitney and Rev. Louis Ihasz co-officiating. Interment to follow in Zion United Church Cemetery, Gabarus Lake. Reception to follow in the Fourchu Community Hall.
Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
4/3/2013 Malquish
Gannon Edith Janet Gannon Cape Breton Post 2/21/2005 Carol MacLean Edith Janet Gannon (nee Butts), a native of Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully surrounded by her six children in Halifax, on Saturday February 19, 2005. Mom graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University summa cum laude in 1937, received the Governor General's medal and remained an ardent fan of Saint Francis Xavier University throughout her life. Mom taught school in Halifax for over 30 years - a job she loved. Mom was a woman of intelligence, dignity and grace who enjoyed the love and respect of countless numbers of people. She will be remembered for the examples she set for a life well lived. We will always love her. Mom is survived by sons Joe (Mary) and Tom, daughters Pauline, Sheila (Dave) Finch, Shauna (Gary) Riggs, Laua (Adam) Threlfall of Australia, and her 12 grandchildren, Joe, Andrea, Maureen, Liam, Tony, Jennifer, Hurst, Steven, Bridget, Thomas, David and Allison. Mum was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Joseph "Joe", her parents William and Esther, sisters Helen and Jeanne and brothers Blase, Hurst, Wilfred, and Donald "Donnie". We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Parkstone Enhanced Care and the staff of Flemming Way for the care they gave our mother. No visitation by family request. Funeral mass to take place on Wednesday February 23, 2005 at 10 am at St. Pius X. Church, with Fr. Dunacn MacMaster officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: snowfh@alderwoods.com


Gannon John C. Gannon Cape Breton Post 1/21/2010
John C. Gannon, Sydney Mines

Born in 23/01/1953 at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness, we the family of John Gannon announce his peaceful passing on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.
Born Jan. 23, 1953, in North Sydney, John was the son of the late Connie and Josephine (McGean) Gannon.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by sisters, Theresa (Steele) and Josephine (Steffens), as well as his brother, Donald, nephews, Christopher Gannon and Donald Steele.
John leaves behind his niece, Joanne McCormick (Mike), Sydney Mines; as well as nephews, Dr. Nelson Steffens, Michael Steffens, Mississauga, Ont., and Connie Gannon, Edmonton, Alta.
John was a gentle soul who was loved by all who knew him; he loved people, enjoyed music, dancing and was a big fan of hockey, who loved cheering on the Leafs and the Eagles. John enjoyed participating in sports especially bowling and for many years was an athlete with Special Olympics.
John spent many happy years among his friends at The Haley Street Adult Services Society and his former residence on Clyde Avenue.
A funeral mass will be celebrated for John on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas Valiaveetil officiating. Burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to The Haley Street Adult Services Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/19/2010 North Sydney in 23/01/1953
Ganshirt Sarah (Pauline) Ganshirt Halifax Chronicle Herald 1/12/1996 Terri Forbrigger Ganshirt (Forbrigger), Sarah (Pauline) -- Burlington Mass., passed away December 1, 1996, in LaHey Clinic Medical Center, at the age of 64. She was the beloved wife of William Ganshirt. Born in Point Tupper, Richmond Co., on December 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Nina (O'Hearn) Forbrigger. Educated in the local schools and the convent school in Mabou, she moved to New York in 1951 to attend secretarial school and became a resident of Burlington after her marriage. For the past 10 years she had been employed at the Middlesex Community College in both Bedford and Lowell, Mass. Surviving with her husband, are her children, Patricia A. Cloonan, William J., Karl J., Michael R. and Paul A.; grandchildren, Billy, Amy, Zachary and Cassey Ganshirt, Sarah and Andrew Cloonan, all residents of Massachusetts. She was the sister of Stanley, Thelma and Michael (Joan) Forbrigger and Jeannette Rizzuto, all of Port Hawkesbury; Frances (Donald A.) MacDonald, Dartmouth; Robert (Carmel) Forbrigger, Ottawa; Melvin (Lorena) Forbrigger, Point Tupper. Funeral was held December 4 in St. Malachy's Church, Burlington. Donations in her memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 1 Harvard St., Brookline, Mass., 02146, or to the charity of your choice.


Gany Johannah 'Josie' (Hogan) Gany Cape Breton Post 3/30/2010
Johannah 'Josie' (Hogan) Gany

Born in: Northern Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
Born on: 04/07/1918

Passed away in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 28/03/2010

The family of Johannah ‘Josie’ Gany regret to announce her passing March 28, 2010, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born July 4, 1918, in Northern Bay, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Fitzgerald) Hogan.
For 35 years she was a busy and admired member of the St. Anne’s Society at Mount Carmel Church and later attended St. Agnes Church. Josie’s faith kept her strong and guided.
She was an avid tarabish player who also loved cooking and baking for family and friends when they would come to visit.
Surviving are daughters, Edwina (Blair) Stepaniak, New Waterford, Genevieve (Vince) Rose, N.L.; son, Lawrence Hogan, Manitouwaddg, Ont; brothers, Gerard Hogan, Ontario, Adrian Hogan, N.L.; sisters, Bride Muirhead, Ontario, Genevieve Manville, N.L., Nora Connor, Northern Bay, N.L.; grandchildren, Chrissy, Tammy, David, Duane, Dana, Shelly, Nikki, Eddie; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; five stepchildren; godchildren, Stephanie MacNeil, Bernadette Wareham, Raymond Doyle.
Josie was predeceased by her first husband, Edmund Hogan and son, Al Hogan, second husband, Joseph Gany; three brothers, Francis, Lawrence, Harold, three sisters, Mary, Margaret, Veronica and special friend, Marie Grant.
There will be no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral will be held Thursday, April 1 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Paul MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date. A luncheon will take place immediately following the funeral at St. Leonard’s Hall on Convent Street, New Waterford.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
3/28/2010 Northern Bay, Newfoundland 04/07/1918
Garabb Joseph Richard Garabb Cape Breton Post 5/1/2010
Joe Garabb

Born in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 22/05/1918

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 30/04/2010

After a long, full and enjoyable life, Joseph Richard Garabb, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 30, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Joe was born in North Sydney, May 22, 1918, and was the son of the late Catherine Garabb Robertson (nee Andrea) and Moses Garabb.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Marena (nee Libbus), sisters, Helen Joseph and Mary Mae Garabb.
He is survived by son, Roger (Sandie); daughters, Jo Ann (Hook) MacIsaac, Cathy (Bruce) Read, Janice (Joe) Waye; and was a proud Giddi to his 10 grandchildren, Wenda Lee, Joe, Natalie, Marena, Matthew, Michelle, Emily, Andrea, Joseph and Vanessa; and one great-grandson, Tyler; as well as his loving nieces and nephews.
Joe was a veteran of the Second World War, where he served overseas as a sergeant and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12.
He was a founding member and past president of the St. Joseph and Lebanese Benevolent Society, a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus, president of the Cape Breton Barbers' Association, a member also of the fishing and game association of Cape Breton and a devoted parishioner of St. Theresa parish.
Joe operated his own barbershop business for many years and was well known on Charlotte Street. In the early years, many a businessman would meet for their morning shaves and the latest news or one of Joe's famous jokes at Central Barber Shop. In his later years, he worked as a printer with Sydney Vocational School and also worked for his son, Roger at the Sportsmen's Club in Sydney.
As a young couple, Joe and Marena found the beauty of the Margaree River and continued throughout their married life to share it with family and friends. Joe was an avid salmon fisherman and hunter and nothing pleased "Moosehead" more than to start his day casting his line on one of the pools of the Margaree River.
Joe took pride every year when he received his annual Christmas cards from his old war buddies including the late Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, and Turk Broda, former NHL player.
The family would like to thank the staff of 3A and 4B floors for their comfort and care during his short time spent at the hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Dale Miller with whom he had a very special friendship.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday, May 2, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Theresa parish in Sydney at 10 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2010, with Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your own choice.
Condolence may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/30/2010 North Sydney 22/05/1918
Garagan Emma T. (Whalesn) Garagan Cape Breton Post 4/16/2010
Emma T. Garagan

Born in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: New Brunswick, Canada
Passed away on: 15/04/2010

The death of Emma Garagan of Burton, N.B., occurred at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Thursday, April 15 2010.
Born in North Sydney, C.B., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Priscilla (Smith) Whalen and the wife of the late Lawrence Garagan.
Survived by daughters, Theresa Shannon (Ray), Broadview, Ill., U.S.A., Eileen Garagan, Burton, Moria Breen (Nairy), Burton, Noreen Coy (Alvin), Upper Gagetown, N.B., Sharon Desgroseilliers (Jerry) Petawawa, Ont.; sons, Lawrence (Denise), Dartmouth, N.S., Gregory (Dena Camp), Fredericton, Barry (Diane), Dartmouth, N.S., Colin (Maryanne), Oromocto, and Alan, Oromocto; 25 grandchildren, Dana, Maureen, Adrienne, Matthew, Breana, Stephanie, Jason G., Crystal, Lee, Ryan, Jerry, Daniel, Thomas, Bradley, Emma-Claire, Nathan, Hollie, Jason C., Erin, Christine, Scott, Adam, Michelle, Kyle and Lauren; 14 great-grandchildren, Alexa, Amaya, Taylor, Alexander, Brayden, Athena, Liberty, Daya, Lauren, Claire, Jamie, Lillian, Anna and Jace; one brother, Marvin Whalen (Devena), Renfrew, Ont.
Predeceased by her parents, husband, one son, Neil, two sisters, Mary and Catherine, twin brother, Lawrence (Agnes of Sydney, N.S.).
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Funeral Home, Friday, April 16, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, April 17, 2010, at 3 p.m. Rev. Ken Weir will officiate. For those who wish memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Epilepsy New Brunswick or the charity of the donors' choice. www.oromoctofh.com.
4/15/2010 North Sydney
Garcia Anthony R. Garcia GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 2/6/1980 Carol MacLean Funeral : - Funeral Held in Fonthill - The funeral of the late Anthony R. Garcia, 39 of 1469 Station Street, Fonthill, Ontario and former resdient of Rebecca Street, Glace Bay, was held from the Dixon Funeral Home in Fonthill January 11th. Funeral Mass was held in St. Alexander Church and burial followed in Holy Cross Cemetery, in Welland, Ontario. Pall bearers were Michael MacNeil, ALex MacNeil, Joseph Andrews, Fraser Crawford, Albert MacIntosh and Ronald Potts. The late Mr. Garcia was married to Stephanie MacNeil of New Aberdeen, Glace Bay.


Garcia Marilyn Garcia Cape Breton Post 9/13/2004 Carol MacLean MARILYN GARCIA - Sydney - Marilyn Garcia, 54, of 202 Victoria Road, Sydney, died Friday, September 10, 2004 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Gordon Maidment and Margaret Georgina Yound. She was a member of Saint Theresa's Church. Marilyn was also a member of the French Club Dart League. She is survived by four sons, John, Glen, Shayne and Martin, all of Sydney, two sisters Darlene Marr of Glace Bay and Frances (Mrs. Richard Giagneur) of Reserve Mines, and two brothers Aubrey of Whitby, Ontario, and Glen of Sutherland, Ontario. Marilyn is also survived by friends Albert Gallant, Katrina Murray, Martin, Barbara and Eileen and by one grandchild Vincent MacMillan. Visitation for the late Marilyn Garcia will be held Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney. Funeral service will be held Wednesday 10 am in teh funeral home chapel with Fr. Angus MacDougall officiating. Online condolences may be sent to: twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


Garcia Mary Garcia CBP 8/28/2013
Mary Garcia
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: August 14th, 1935
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: August 26th, 2013
Mary Louise Garcia died peacefully at Glace Bay Hospital on Aug. 26, 2013.
Born in Glace Bay on Aug. 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Cora (Pass) MacLean.
Mary lived most of her life in the Caledonia-Morien Hill neighbourhoods, Glace Bay. As a young woman she spent several years in New Brunswick and Manitoba, where her children were born.
Mary was a hard worker. She was a long time employee of Sobeys, Glace Bay, retiring in 1994.
She loved to bake and cook and was happy to share with family and friends. She loved her dog and constant companion, "Benji."
Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her son, Randy Garcia (Sylvia Daigle), Moncton, N.B.; daughter, Wendy Gillis (Rev. Rod), Halifax, N.S.; grandchildren, Ian Gillis (Marie Lavallee) Marriott's Cove, N.S., Rev. Anna Hoeg (Walter), Indian Harbour, N.S., Neil Gillis, Halifax, N.S., Peter Gillis (Kristin Tanswell), Fredericton, N.B.; great-granddaughters, Ruah Hoeg and Shelley Blinkhorn-Hoeg, Indian Harbour, N.S.; sister, Shirley Holloway, Glace Bay, N.S.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Raymond in 1975, long-time friend, Alex MacNeil and sisters, Myrtle Legnaro and Helen Jack.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, where a visitation will take place Thursday, Aug. 29, 7-9 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 30, 2-3 p.m. followed by a funeral home service and reception the same day at 3 p.m. Rev. Donald MacDonald will be officiating. Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay.
The family would like to express their appreciation to all those who provided care and comfort, including Dr. Fairfield, the staff of 3 West and 3 South, Glace Bay Hospital, The VON, Home Care providers, and all who visited Mom in the hospital. A special thank you is extended to her neighbours, Darlene and Nola for their friendship and all their visits both at home and in the hospital.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton branch of the SPCA, or charity of choice.
For online condolences please visit www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
8/26/2013 Glace Bay
Gardiner Aloysius 'Allie' Gardiner CBP 3/30/2013
Aloysius 'Allie' Gardiner
Born In: Johnstown
Allie, age 65, formerly of Johnstown passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
He was the son of Genevieve and the late Frank Gardiner.
He is survived by companion, Brenda; son, Allie. Also surviving are brothers, Francis, Terry, Eddie, Eugene, Paul and Kevin; sisters, Marie, Margie, Theresa, Anne, Rita, Bertha, Bernadette and Joan.
Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert.
Funeral service has taken place in Ontario.
3/24/2013 Johnstown
Gardiner Angela Gardiner GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 12/5/1978 Carol MacLean Angela Gardiner - Glace Bay. Interment was made at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens of Angela Gardiner, seven week od daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Garadiner, 292 Reserve Street, who died Tuesday at the Halifx Children's Hospital. Her mother is the former Mary Burke. Besides her parents, she is survived by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burke, and great grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Slade.


Gardiner Annabell Gardiner Cape Breton Post 12/8/2005 Carol MacLean We regret to announce the death of Annabell (Steele) Gardiner, 80, of Sydney Mines,who passed away peacefully at the Northside General Hospital on Dec. 6, 2005, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the youngest daughter ofthe late Alexander and Margaret (MacMullin) Steele and the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines. Annabell attended the seniors day-care program for many years and enjoyed playing scat with her family and friends. She is survived by seven daughters, Margie (Marcelle) Pierrard, Hunters Mountain, Florence (David) Forrest, Sydney Mines, with whom she resided, Josie MacKenzie, Baddeck Bay, Judy (Russell) Steele, Sydney, Effie (David) Pentecost, Calgary, Darlene (Wayne MacLean) Williams, Sydney, Barbara (Raymond Keigan) Merritt, St. Ann's Bay; three sons, Andrew (Beverly) Gardiner, Joseph (Heatherlee) Gardiner and Ronnie (Lisa Fitzgerald) Gardiner, all of Sydney Mines; 42 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a stepsister, Winnie Haley, North Sydney; sons-in-law, Henry Mattis, Jim Read, Gary; daughter-in-law, Leah Gardiner, Toronto; and many nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph Gardiner, two sons, Alexander and Ronald in infancy, two daughters, Joan Mattis and Teeny Read, daughter-in-law, Sandra Gardiner, son-in-law, Donald MacKenzie, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday, 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. Funeral mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, Rev. Daniel MacLennan officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines. If so desired, donations may be made to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton. Online condolences may be forwarded to jmjobesfuneralhome@ ns.aliantzinc.ca Annabell will be forever loved and sadly missed by many family and friends.


Gardiner Blanche Irene Gardiner GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 5/30/1979 Carol MacLean Mrs. Blanche Irene Gardiner - Glace Bay. May 19th, 1979, Mrs. Blanche Irene Gardiner, 73, Glace Bay native, at her home, 522 Hay Street. Nee Bradbury. Widow of George Gardiner. Survived by two daughters, one son, four grandchildren, two sisters, one brother. Services in Glace Bay.


Gardiner Caleigh Gardiner GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 1/15/1986 Carol MacLean Caleigh Gardiner - New Waterford. Caleigh Heane Gardnier, infant daughter of Myles and Denise Gardiner, 3408 East Lane, New Waterford born Saturday january04, 1986 died January 0, 1986 at St. Rita's Hospital, Sydney. The infant is survived by parents, two brothers Brenden and Jared at home and by grandparents Mrs. Rita Gardiner of New Waterford and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thistle of Sydney.


Gardiner Charles 'Charlie' Gardiner CBP 7/13/2010
Charles 'Charlie' Gardiner

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 09/07/2010

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Charles Gardiner on July 9, 2010 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Clarence and Theresa (Hayes) Gardiner.
Charlie enjoyed socializing. He loved going to dances, going on outings and chatting on the phone with family and friends.
Charlie is survived by is sisters, Josie Hill, Sydney, Theresa Robic, Sydney Mines, Pearl Tanner, Ontario, Rose (John) Jack, Mira; brothers, Mike (Ann) Gardiner, Sydney, John (Thomasina) Gardiner, Sydney, Jim Gardiner, Westmount and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Charlie was predeceased by his sisters, Jenny Gardiner, Nora Washbrook, Betty MacNeil, Brigette Ann Gardiner and a brother in infancy.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Charlie will be held from 2-4 and 7-9, Wednesday July 14, 2010, at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2010 at St. Theresa's Church, Whitney Avenue, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Interment to take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. A reception will follow the burial at S. W. Chant & Son Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to our webpage at, www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of....
7/9/2010 Sydney
Gardiner Christine Lynn Gardiner GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 5/7/1980 Carol MacLean - April 22, 1980, Christime Lynn Gardiner, infant daughter fo Mr. and Mrs., Richard Gardiner, 155 MacLean Street, Glace Bay. Survived by parents, one brother, one sister, maternal grandparents, paternal grandmother. Services in Glace Bay.


Gardiner Douglas Gardiner CBP 12/15/2011
Doug passed away Dec. 12, 2011, at Victoria Hospital in his 68th year. Born in Chatham, Ont., March 27, 1943, son of the late Alfred Gardiner and Margaret (Kelly) Van Looy, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn (Carey) Gardiner; his daughters, Jackie (Chris) Andersen, London, Ont. and Tara, Toronto, Ont.; and stepfather, Albert Van Looy. He is also survived by his brother, Charles (Sue) of Blenheim, Ont.; sister, Sharron Guyett and Kathy (Doug) Eade of London, Ont. Doug also had many extended family members living in Chatham and London. Doug and Evelyn retired to Cape Breton in 1997, after his successful 32-year career with London Hydro. Doug and Evelyn met while both serving with the RCAF and were married in May 1962 at RCAF Station Rockcliffe in Ottawa, Ont. Doug was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 083 in Florence, Cape Breton. He held several positions during his time there and enjoyed helping with breakfast on Sunday mornings. Many enjoyable times were had with family and friends around the kitchen table. While wine making was a hobby, his passion was traveling the roads throughout Canada and the U.S. by motor home and car. A trip to Ireland with daughter Tara in 2007 was a highlight of his love to see other places. Cremation has taken place. Donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Canadian Diabetes Association. A mass will be held at St. Georges Roman Catholic Parish; 1164 Commissioners Rd., West, London Ont., on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the church hall. Burial will take place at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in London, Ont. 12/12/2011 Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Gardiner Ebby Gardiner CBP 5/11/2011
Ebby Gardiner

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born On: 30/09/1935

Passed Away In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 09/05/2011

The family of Ebby Gardiner regrets to announce his passing on May 9, 2011, at the An Cala palliative care unit after an 11-year battle with cancer a battle he fought with courage and dignity. Born in Sydney Mines, Sept. 30, 1935, he was the son of the late George and Sarah (Gouthro) Gardiner. Ebby started his working days as a coal miner and draegerman at the Princess Colliery in Sydney Mines. He later went on to become a building inspector, councillor and deputy mayor of the Town of Sydney Mines. While in council, Ebby served on many boards and commissions. As a businessman, he owned and operated the Seabreeze Catering Mobile Canteens and presently Ebbie's Restaurant. Ebbie's hobbies and interests were vast. As a young man, he played baseball with the Sydney Mines Olands in 1965 and with the Al LeBlanc Aluminum Cubs in 1977. His love of baseball was evident in the many 'baseball trips' that he took to Toronto, Boston, Chicago and Detroit to see Major League teams play, and of course his joy and sometimes frustration watching the Blue Jays. His interest in horse racing took him to many tracks across Canada and the United States, but he most enjoyed his Saturday afternoons spent at the Northside Downs with Frankie, Paddy and the boys, and Old Home Week in P.E.I. Ebbie's passion for fishing took him to many ponds, brooks and rivers over the years, but some of his happiest hours were spent at the 'secret place' with Howie, where they prided themselves on catching the 'big one,' some of which were on display in his restaurant. Some of Ebbie's happiest moments were the trips he took with Faye and a good game of pool in his pool room with whoever came by. Ebby was a kind, caring and generous man who will be missed by many who knew him, and were fortunate enough to be part of his life, but no one loved him or will miss him as much as his family. Ebby is survived by his wife, Faye son, Howie (Edwina) daughters, Wendy (Derrick) Burton, Debbie (Fred) Osmond stepdaughter, Melanie (Carl) Eldridge his four grandchildren, Shawn, Brittany and Alicia Burton, Joshua Osmond, and his two step-grandchildren, Ethan and Hannah Eldridge. He is also survived by his brothers, Mickey (Jean), Frankie, Gerald and Brian (Shirley) sisters, Betty Gordon, Lorraine Gardiner and Linda (Dan) Squires his three furry pals, Babes, Callie and the Big "M&quot several nieces and nephews of whom he was very fond. Besides his parents, Ebby was predeceased by brothers, Andrew and Bucky, sister, Thelma Ashton and a grandson, Trevor Burton. Visitation for Ebby Gardiner will be held Thursday, May 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Main Street, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Ajit Kerketta officiating. The burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Donations in Ebby's memory may be made to the An Cala palliative care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, the SPCA, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca. Rest in Peace my love, the pain is gone. Until we meet again, you will always be in my heart, My soul and my dreams. Faye xoxo
5/9/2011 Sydney Mines on 30/9/1935
Gardiner Ella Gardiner Halifax Herald 7/30/1930 Paul Harmon New Waterford, July 28 - The death occurred suddenly on Sunday at the home of Harry Webb, County Road, where she was employed as house-keeper, of Miss Ella Gardiner, aged 25 years. Death was due to haemorrhage. Deceased was able to be about until a few hours prior to her death. A native of Newfoundland, she resided for some time with her family in North Sydney, and also in New Waterford. Surviving are her father, at present residing in New York; two sisters, Nellie in the United States, and Mabel in Margaree, and one brother, William in Glace Bay. The funeral will be held on Tuesday to All Saint's Anglican Church, and will be conducted by Rev. W. J. Jones.


Gardiner Evelyn Elizabeth (Hill) Gardiner Cape Breton Post 1/30/2010
Evelyn Elizabeth Gardiner, Sydney

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Evelyn Gardiner on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Duncan and Katie Ann (MacNeil) Hill. Evelyn enjoyed sewing, playing cards and singing. She loved all animals. She was an easygoing, gentle woman who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Evelyn is survived by her companion and friend, Bud Thomas; her children, Cathy Fraser, Johnny Fraser and Al Gardiner, all of Hamilton, Ont., her sister, Shirley (Michael) O’Dea, brothers, Donnie (Florence) Hill, Derrick (Darlene) Hill, David (Faye) Hill, Nick Hill (Tish), all of Sydney, George (Rosemary) Hill, Toronto, Ont. She is also survived by her five grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Evelyn was predeceased by her sister, Rose MacLean, brothers, Duncan and John. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Pastor Sheldon Chant officiating. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of …
1/26/2010 New Waterford
Gardiner Frank Gardiner CBP 4/23/2013
Frank Gardiner
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: May 7th, 1937
Passed on: April 19th, 2013
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our father, Frank Gardiner, 75, on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Sydney Mines on May 7, 1937, he was the son of the late George and Sarah (Gouthro) Gardiner.
He worked for Devco until his retirement.
He had a passion for harness racing, and enjoyed many days at the track.
He leaves behind to mourn his children, Gail (Peter), Glen (Andrea) and Gary (Kelly); grandchildren, David, Amanda, Jennifer and Sean; brothers, Micky (Jean), Gerald and Brian (Shirley); and sisters, Betty, Lorraine and Linda (Danny). He will also be sadly missed by his little dog Nipper.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Andrew, Bucky and Ebby and a sister, Thelma.
His family would like to thank the ‘boys at the house,’ the nurses at 4 West, the palliative care doctors and nurses, and a special thank you to Wayne Lohnes, for being such a great friend to Frank for over 20 years, and for all his days of care to our father.
Visitation for Frank Gardiner will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, after the mass. Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
Donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneral home.com.
4/19/2013 Sydney Mines
Gardiner Gary Gardiner CBP 11/30/2013
Gary Gardiner
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed on: November 27th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Wayne Gardiner age 63 on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at his residence.
Born in Glace Bay, Gary was the son of the late George and Violet (Slade) Gardiner.
Gary will be forever loved and missed by his wife, Wendy of 40 years, his daughter, Gennifer (Troy Stubbard) and his cats, Zoro and Zack.
Also surviving are his brother, Glenn (Mary) Glace Bay and his sisters, Georgette (John) MacLeod, Glace Bay, Tammy (Dennis), Beverly, Gina
(Randy) Feetham and Rhonda (Steve) Ben, all of Ontario, mother- in-law, Gene and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Besides his parents, Gary was predeceased by his grandparents George and Ethel Slade and John & Hilda Gardiner, father in-law, Joseph Wilneff, brother in-law,
Miles Wilneff and his niece, Angela.
After leaving the construction industry, Gary worked for many years as a proud coal miner. Following the closure of Devco he worked as a locksmith with Island
Lock & Safe. Gary proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces, Army Reserves for several years with the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton) and retired honorably as a Master Corporal. Gary was a kind, caring and gentle man who made friends everywhere he went. He went above and beyond not only for his family and friends but for strangers alike. He enjoyed going on daddy-daughter day excursions, sitting by the fire, checking up on his family at Eatza Pizza, tinkering with his lanterns, going for long drives with his wife and spending time with his close friends Robert and Joe.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday,
December 2, 2013 in Newsom United Church, Dominion Street, Glace Bay with Rev. Donald J. MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Donations in Gary’s memory may be made to the MS Society.
Online condolences to the Gardiner family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
This brings a special thank you for the things
you’ve done for me. For the times when you
were patient when you didn’t have to be. For the
days that you made brighter with the sunshine of
your smile and the words of warm
encouragement that made each dream
worthwhile. And while I’ve left out many things
for which my thanks are due, I will hold them in
my heart Dad... right next to my love for you.
11/27/2013 Glace Bay
Gardiner Genevieve 'Jenny' D Gardiner Cape Breton Post 2/14/2009
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jenny Gardiner on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Theresa (Hayes) Gardiner. She enjoyed walks on the beach and spending time with her family.Jenny is survived by her daughter, April (Warren) Higgins; sisters, Josie Hill, Rose (John) Jack, Pearl Gardiner and Theresa Robic; brothers, Mike (Ann) Gardiner, Charlie Gardiner, Jim Gardiner, John (Thomasina) Gardiner, as well as her sunshine, granddaughter, Jennie. She is also survived by her dear friends, Kenneth Bishop and John MacIssac as well as many nieces and nephews.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Betty MacNeil, Nora Washbrook, Bridget Ann Gardiner and a brother in infancy.Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 15,2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Memorial mass will take place 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at St. Theresa Church, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. Reception will follow at Chant’s Funeral Home. Interment to take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks at a later date.Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of… 2/12/2009

Gardiner Gregory 'Buddy' Gardiner CBP 6/28/2011
Peacefully on June 25, 2011 at Hospice Niagara with his family by his side, Buddy went into the arms of Jesus in his 71st year. Formerly of Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, N.S., he resided in Niagara for the past three years. Loving husband of Judy Gardiner (nee Boutilier) for 15 years. Loving father of David Gardiner (Diana) and stepfather of Jim Szeplaki (Shari) and Dave Szeplaki. Cherished Papa-Buddy to Hannah and Charlie Szeplaki. Predeceased by his former wife, Diane Gardiner (1996). Survived by his sister, Glenda Budden of Glace Bay. Uncle to Faith Scattolon and Gardiner Budden. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kerley and the staff of Hospice Niagara for their care and compassion shown towards Buddy and our family during his stay there. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Niagara would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Buddy's life will take place on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Butler Funeral Home (33 Duke St., St. Catharines 905-684-2334) at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Private interment to take place at a later date. Online Condolences can be made at www.butlerduke.ca. 6/25/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gardiner Henry (Sonny) Gardiner Cape Breton Post 5/22/2004 Maureen McNeil Gardiner, Henry (Sonny), 88, passed away Friday May 21, 2004 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Birch Grove, Dec.31,1915, he was the son of the late John and Hilda (MacDonald) Gardiner. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Doris Mercer; brother George (Babe); and sisters Mary Murray and Margaret Wilson. He was employed at Sydney Steel for 43 years as a boilermaker. He spent many happy days fishing in Loch Lomond with his dear friend, the late Garnet Clarke. He is survived by sons, Tyrone, (Flora), Mira; Jack (Betty), Sydney; grandchildren Jamie and Adelaide, Australia; Michelle, Sydney; Paulette (McPherson) Edmonton; Jill, Sydney; great grandchildren, James, Cody, Patricia, Kelsey, Riley, and Justin; siblings, Joan Bowes, South Bar; and James 'Tut' Gardiner, Sydney. He will be missed by his special niece Dale MacLean, Sydney. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 am. at St. George's Anglican Church with Capt. Sandy MacDonald officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.


Gardiner John Gardiner Cape Breton Post 8/21/2004 Carol MacLean It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of John Gardiner, age 85, of 6243 Seaside Drive, Gardiner Mines. John passed away Thursday August 19, 2004, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Gardiner Mines, he was the son of the late Ranald and Josephine (Strang) Gardiner. He was a member of St. James Church, Gardiner Mines. John was an employee of C&G MacLeod Book Store, Sydney, retiring after several years of service. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas in the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was a member of the Gardiner Mines Choir. He loved to play the accordion and entertained at various senior citizens complexes and nursing homes through-out the area. He will be sadly missed by his son, Lloyd (Ann), of Gardiner Mines, daughters, Noreen (Aubrey Waidson of Reserves Mines, Amelia (Joseph) Waidson of Gardiner Mines, Cavell (Tony) Robinson of Toronto and Anita Robinson of Glace Bay, brother Ignatius of New Brunswick, sister Mary of Gardiner Mines. Also surviving is companion, Ronalda Centa of Dominion, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Catherine (Perfect) Gardiner, son Joseph, daughter Martha in infancy, brothers, Andrew, Frank, sister Patricia. Visitation for the late John Gardiner will be held Monday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 am in St. James Church, Gardiner Mines. Fr. Jim Oliver will be officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations in John's memory may be made to Palliative Care Socitey of Cape Breton. Dad, We watch you walk away, Our hearts breaking. She takes you in her arms, Husband and wife again. You look back smiling. Happy at last, Take care of him, Mom"


Gardiner Joseph Gardiner GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 5/2/1979 Carol MacLean Joseph Gardiner - April 13, 1979, Joseph Gardiner, 80, of 42 Nichols Street, in Northside General Hospital. Native of Gardiner Mines. Survived by wife, nee Annie Spencer, two sons, one daughter, several grand and great grandchildren, two sisters. Services in North Sydney.


Gardiner Malcolm 'Malcie' Gardiner Cape Breton Post 5/14/2010
Malcolm 'Malcie' Gardiner

Born in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 12/05/2010

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Malcolm B. Gardiner at the Maple Hill Manor, May 12, 2010.
Born in New Waterford Malcie was the son of the late James Gardiner and Veronica (McPherson).
He was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard's in New Waterford. He was employed in the coal mines for over 40 years and enjoyed his work and the many friends he made along the way. He loved animals especially his best buddy Rockey.
Malcie is survived by his wife Anne (McLellan) Gardiner; daughter, Leann Armsworthy (Darrell) Mira; three grandchildren, Darren (Shannon) Ont., Jaclyn, Halifax and James Alberta who he was extremely proud. Also survived by three sisters, Rhodina Ling, Veronica Rigby and Theresa Moore, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, James Gardiner 'buddy'; sisters, Martha, Mary, Annie, Eileen, and Olive.
There will be no visitation at Malcie's request. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday May 17, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church Of St. Leonard's, Mount Carmel Ave., New Waterford with Fr. Douglas MacDonald officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Carmel Cemetery. A Reception will be held immediately following at the KOC Hall 3226 Plummer Ave., New Waterford all are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
To place a donation or express your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
5/12/2010 New Waterford
Gardiner Margaret Gardiner CBP 12/31/2012
Margaret Gardiner - 92 yrs, Glace Bay - it is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of Margaret Gardiner, at home, on December 29, 2012. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Winnifred Calder. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Jacklynn (Don) MacKenzie of Port Morien, Margaret Gardiner-Lee of Toronto, Ontario, Beverly (Cal) of Port Perry, Ontario, sons, David (Michelle) of BC, Mark and Fred, both of Sydney, brother, Alex (Margaret) Calder of Sydney and also many grand and great grandchildren. She was prececeased by her husband, Jackie Gardiner, son, Peter Patrick, grandson, William MacLenna, sisters, Jean MacKenzie, Lenora Copeland, brothers, Robert, Clarence and Albert Calder. Special thanks from the family to all who visited Margaret over the past few months. Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret's memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chant's Funeral Homes, 12/29/2012 Glace Bay
Gardiner Mrs Allen Gardiner Sydney Post Record p 3 10/18/1933 R. Fraser The death occurred this morning at 8 am of Mrs Allen Gardiner, Table Head. She was 53 years of age and a resident of Glace Bay for many year. She is survived by four sons, David, Fraser, George and Joseph, of Table Head. Her husband was a member of the 25th Battalion, killed in the world war. A son, Mark, was drowned in 1927.


Gardiner Mrs. Don Gardiner GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 7/13/1980 Carol MacLean - New Waterford. July 2, 1980, Mrs. Don Gardiner, 39, of Camp Shilo, Manitoba. Native of New Waterford, nee Beatrice Weaver. Survived by husband, one son, her mother, one sister. Services in New Waterford.


Gardiner Peter Patrick Gardiner CBP 4/23/2012
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the peaceful passing of Peter Gardiner on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Mrs. Margaret (Calder) Gardiner, Sydney and the late John Gardiner. Besides his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Jacklynn (Don) MacKenzie, Port Morien, Margaret Gardiner Lee, Beverly (Calvin) Kennedy, both of Ontario; brothers, David (Michelle), B.C., Fred and Mark, both of Sydney; several nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his nephew, Kenny MacLennan. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 25 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 1-2 p.m. with a service to follow at 2 p.m. with friend and pastor Michael Morrison officiating. Interment to follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to the thank the doctors and nurses in the ICU at CBRH for their care and compassion and to Michael Morrison for being there for Peter. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 4/22/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gardiner Robert Joseph Gardiner CBP 11/2/2011
It is with deep sadness, we regret to announce the sudden passing of Robert Joseph Gardiner on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at home. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Genevieve (MacDonald) Gardiner and the late Frank Gardiner. Robert worked in Ontario for many years, eventually settling back in Cape Breton. He was a very kind, gentle man who enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family. Besides his mother, Robert is survived by his son, Michael; daughter, Tracy (Vincel) Laezko; eight grandchildren; brothers, Francis, Allie, Terry, Eddie, Eugene, Paul and Kevin; sisters, Marie, Margie, Theresa, Anne, Rita, Bertha, Bernadette and Joan. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport, with Rev. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Interment at a later date. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. 10/31/2011 Glace Bay , Nova Scotia, Canada
Gardiner Rose Myrtle Gardiner THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 12/11/2003 George Rose GARDINER, Rose Myrtle - 76, New Waterford, died December 9, 2003. Born in Lingan, she was a daughter of the late William and Alice (Taylor) Burke. Rose enjoyed playing cards. She was extremely fond of her nieces and nephews. She is survived by sister, Rita (Edward) Grace. She was predeceased by her husband, James "Buddy"; one son and three brothers in infancy; sisters, Henrietta, Angeline, Maida, Ruby, Alice, Ellen and Obeline; brothers, Mickey, Emmett, Mannie and Sonny. No visitation. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Carmel Church, Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. basilr@vjmcgillivray.com


GARDINER Russell Leo "Bucky" GARDINER Chronicle Herald 12/3/2006
GARDINER, Russell Leo "Bucky"
GARDINER, Russell Leo "Bucky" - 1938-2006, Sydney Mines. It is with heavy and saddened hearts that we must announce the passing of Bucky Gardnier. Bucky was a loving husband, a great father and grandfather, and most of all a best friend to his loving wife of 45 years, Ruth. He was a fun loving person who was always there when called upon. Bucky displayed a sense of humour that made it fun to be around him. He was able to touch many hearts throughout his short life as was evidenced by the support he received while battling through his illness. A recent quote by his brother, Frankie, sums up the impact that Bucky had on people, "I didn't know Bucky knew so many people. Everywhere I go and introduce myself, people ask, 'Are you Bucky's brother?'" This is a true testament to Bucky's character. Bucky's battle with cancer over the past two years showed his strength and zest for life with his positive attitude while remaining actively involved in his role as a husband, father,
grandfather, brother and dear friend. Bucky is survived by his loving wife, Ruth (Clarke); sons, Darren (Lynn MacLellan), Sydney; Ian (Marlene Campbell), Mississauga; daughters, Kim (Shawn MacDonald), Halifax; Nicole (Geir Simenson), Hubley; beautiful grandchildren, Brett, Brianna, Victoria, Kyle, Alex and Ryan, all whom worshipped their Poppy for his kindness and laughter. Also surviving are brothers, Mickey, Ebby, Frankie, Gerald, Brian; sisters, Betty, Lorraine, Thelma, Linda; brothers-in-law, Larry, Stan, Michael, and Artie Clark; sister-in-law, Patrice Gillis and Marion Pullen. Bucky was predeceased by parents, George and Sarah Gardiner, and brother, Andrew. Bucky enjoyed everything there is to enjoy about sports. He participated, he coached, he refereed, he umpired, he volunteered and he chauffeured his children and their friends. Bucky also had a special place in his heart for horses and a passion for golf. Bucky spent time working in the pit, working for the Coast
Guard and working as a plumber/pipe fitter. Bucky recently retired from Local 682, where he spent close to 30 years working in the construction industry. There will be no visitation, however, the family of Bucky Gardnier invite you to join them Monday, December 4 in St. Pius X Church in Sydney Mines at 11 a.m. for a church service to celebrate Bucky's life, to be officiated by Father Hughie MacNeil. A reception will follow in the church hall immediately following the ceremony. Please make donations to the Palliative Care or Cancer Center of Cape Breton District Health Authority. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. On-line condolences may be forwarded to the family at: jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca



Gardiner Shirley Frances Gardiner CBP 2/2/2012
Shirley Frances GardinerBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 31st, 2012 Mrs. Shirley Francis Gardiner of Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Francis William and Lillian Louise (Butts) Budgell.For many years Shirley worked as a telephone operator with Maritime Tel & Tel. In her younger days she belonged to the ladies auxiliary of Epworth United Church.Shirley was a kind, caring and giving person who enjoyed shopping with Georgia and Garrison and whose favourite hobby was playing bingo.She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.Shirley is survived by her loving husband, George ‘Gumps’ Gardiner; daughter, Nancy (Gary) Condran, Ottawa; sons, Terry (Val), Halifax, and Glenn (Sheila) Glace Bay. She will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Matthew, Craig (Rai-Lee), Colin, Justin, Quintin, Georgia, Garrison; grandnephew, Andrew; sisters-in-law, Alice Popwell, Irene (Roddie) MacLean and by a very special niece and her husband Blanche and Gerry Tyne, who were always there for her.Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her son, Kenneth William and her mother and father-in-law, Blanche and George Gardiner.Visitation for Shirley will be held today from 7-9 p.m. at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Funeral service will follow Friday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. in Patten Chapel with Rev. Judy Phillip’s officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cape Breton Chapter of the VON.Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. 1/31/2012 Glace Bay
Gardiner Theresa Gardiner CBP 1/2/2014
We regret to announce the passing of Theresa Gardiner, 74, on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in Little Pond on April 2, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Genevieve (Reashore) Dawe. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Sydney Mines.
Theresa worked for many years at the family restaurant in Sydney Mines, until illness forced her to retire.
She is survived by her son Howie (Edwina) Gardiner, and her daughter Wendy (Derrick) Burton. Also left to mourn are her grandchildren Shawn, Alicia, and Brittany Burton, Josh Osmond, sisters Louise King (Kimmy), Patricia Jessome (Terry), and Ann Moore (John), and her son-in-law Freddie Osmond.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Debbie Osmond, grandson Trevor Burton, granddaughter Vanessa Burton, and a sister Delores Dawe.
The family would like to thank Dr. Eugene Ignacio, the nurses at the Northside General, and the staff of the Northside Community Guest Home, for their special care.
There will be no visitation. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 10 a.m., in Holy Family Church, with Fr. J. J. MacDonald officiating. A reception will be held in the parish hall, following the service.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
12/22/2013 Little Pond
Gardiner Winnifred Gardiner Cape Breton Post 9/3/2005 Carol MacLean Winnifred (Winnie) Gardiner 1916-2005 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Winnie Gardiner of 18 Jones St., Glace Bay, on Friday, Sep t . 2 , at the Glace Bay Health Complex. Born in Portugal Cove, Nfld., Aug. 12, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Elizabeth (Somerton) Miller, and was a member of Epworth United Church. Winnie is survived by son Richard 'Rick' (Jean) Gardiner and daughter, Cheryl (Sherry) Gardiner; grandchildren, Ricky (Tammy) and Rhonelda; great-grandchildren, Christina and Jamie Kelly and Emma and Alex Gardiner. Also surviving are brother, Arch (Joyce) Miller and sister, Dot Hussey, both of Portugal Cove, Nfld. Winnie was a foster mother to many children and had a special relationship with Margo Nicholson, who always kept in touch with her. She was a special nanny to John Robert, Tanya and Jennifer. Winnie will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends, especially Jackie and Bobby Snow and Brickie Demeyere. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry (Tony) in 1964 and infant son, James. Also by brothers, Bill, George, Ron and Jake, sisters, Hannah, Marg, Beth and little sister, Frederica, also granddaughter, Christina Lynn Gardiner.Visitation for Winnie will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral will be held Wednesday a t 2p.m. in Epworth United Church, with Nancy Whitney, LPMiT officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in Winnie's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Gardiner Winnifred Gardiner Cape Breton Post 9/3/2005 Carol MacLean Winnifred (Winnie) Gardiner 1916-2005 It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Winnie Gardiner of 18 Jones St., Glace Bay, on Friday, Sep t . 2 , at the Glace Bay Health Complex. Born in Portugal Cove, Nfld., Aug. 12, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Archibald and Elizabeth (Somerton) Miller, and was a member of Epworth United Church. Winnie is survived by son Richard 'Rick' (Jean) Gardiner and daughter, Cheryl (Sherry) Gardiner; grandchildren, Ricky (Tammy) and Rhonelda; great-grandchildren, Christina and Jamie Kelly and Emma and Alex Gardiner. Also surviving are brother, Arch (Joyce) Miller and sister, Dot Hussey, both of Portugal Cove, Nfld. Winnie was a foster mother to many children and had a special relationship with Margo Nicholson, who always kept in touch with her. She was a special nanny to John Robert, Tanya and Jennifer. Winnie will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends, especially Jackie and Bobby Snow and Brickie Demeyere. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry (Tony) in 1964 and infant son, James. Also by brothers, Bill, George, Ron and Jake, sisters, Hannah, Marg, Beth and little sister, Frederica, also granddaughter, Christina Lynn Gardiner.Visitation for Winnie will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520. Funeral will be held Wednesday a t 2p.m. in Epworth United Church, with Nancy Whitney, LPMiT officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in Winnie's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Gardner Elizabeth M. 'Beth' Gardner CBP 11/16/2012
Elizabeth 'Beth' Gardner

Born In: North Sydney

Passed on: November 15th, 2012

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Elizabeth 'Beth' Margaret Gardner, age 96, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the Northside General Hospital . Born in North Sydney, Beth was the daughter of the late William and Dolena (MacKay) MacLean . Beth worked as a receptionist for 25 years at the office of Dr. L.D. MacKenzie and also with her husband Charlie, operating Gardner Picture Framing in North Sydney . She was the oldest member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, North Sydney, and was instrumental in the construction of the present church, where she regularly attended services. Beth was involved with the church auxiliary and a former member of the church choir . She enjoyed needlepoint, singing hymns, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends . She is survived by her loving family, Kerry (Doris) Gardner, Stewiacke, Bill (Jean) Gardner, North Sydney, and Donna (Robert) Evans and Diane (Ray) Clarke, both of Sydney Mines; her nine grandchildren, Rick, George and Kenneth Gardner, Deborah Evans, Nancy Gray, Jeff and Noel Clarke, Geneve Newcombe, Andrea Gardner-Kent and also 15 great-grandchildren . She was predeceased by her husband, Charles H. Gardner in 1982 and her brother, John MacLean in 1992 . Visitation for Beth will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Saturday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday at St. Giles Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney . Memorial donations may be made to St. Giles Presbyterian Church Fund . Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com
11/15/2012 North Sydney
Gardner Lucille Mae Gardner CBP 1/25/2012
Lucille Mae GardnerBorn In: Erie, Pennsylvania, United StatesBorn: August 4th, 1921 Passed in: Jamestown, Ohio, United StatesPassed on: January 11th, 2012 Lucille Mae Gardner, 90, died peacefully Jan. 11, 2012, while under the care of The Hospice of Dayton in Jamestown, OH.Born on Aug. 4, 1921 in Erie, PA, the first child of Mary (Poger) Lossie and Ralph Lossie.Lucille attended Academy High School in Erie, PA, where she first met her future husband when she was 14 and he was 16. Lucille graduated with honors from Penn State University and worked for over 30 years as a reading specialist in Erie and St. Peter’s, N.S.Lucille is survived by her husband Miles Gardner, son Michael of Jamestown OH, son Mark and wife Lynn of Colechester VT, brother Ralph (Tim) and sister-in-law Jeanny Lossie of Erie PA, grandchildren Christopher Blakeman and wife Dawn of Roanoke VA, Twin granddaughters Renee, and husband Chris Ayers, of Pickerington OH, Tara, and husband Earl Rahm, of Reynoldsburg, OH, grandson Bretton Gardner of Burlington VT, step grandsons Michael Blakeman of Huntsville, OH, and Douglas Blakeman (deceased), step granddaughters Katherine Heaney of Yellow Springs, OH and Kelly Heaney of New York City, NY, great-grandchildren Sidney, Elijah, Zachery, Gabriel and Jacquelyn, and five nieces and nephews. 1/11/2012 Erie, Pennsylvania, US on Aug. 4, 1921
Garland Donald Garland CBP 12/30/2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Donald W. Garland, 88, of Royal Ave., formerly Columbia St., Sydney, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010.Born in Sydney, NS, Don was the son of the late Phillip and Gen (Laughlin) Garland.He was employed as a machinist at Sysco for 45 years until his retirement in 1984.Don spent many hours a day enjoying his music. He was a great storyteller and enjoyed visits from many friends and family with whom he shared stories.Don is survived by the greatest love of his life, his wife of 65 years, Isabel (Bonnell); daughters, Jane (Gerald) Matheson, Sydney and Barbara (Jamie) McDonald, Sydney Forks; grandchildren, Donald (Paula) Matheson, Jeff (Tracey) and Matt McDonald, as well as great- grandchildren, Justin Matheson, Brooke and Paige McDonald, who brought much joy to his life. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.Don was the last surviving member of his immediate family, predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Hayman and brother, Earl (Bob) Garland.Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2011, with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating.Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice."We love you and miss you."Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca 12/28/2010 Sydney
Garland Donald Garland CBP 11/19/2013
Donald Garland
Passed in: Baddeck
Passed on: November 16th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Donald Garland who died peacefully at Inverary Manor, Inverness, N.S., on Nov. 16, 2013.
He was the son of the late Joe and Alice (MacMillan) Garland.
He was a construction truck driver for Martell’s Construction for 25 years before retiring. His passion was for horses, trucks and watching TV.
He will be sadly missed by his four daughters, Lynn, Velda (Eugene), Scarina and Verne; sister, Edith Morrison; brother, Charles (Norma);grandchildren, Selwyn, Margaret Ann, Shawn, Dereck and Victoria, Katelyn, Scott and his great-grandchildren, Jamee, MacKenzie, Breton, Logyn and Jack, Isla and Cooper.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Elma, baby sister, Hannah, brother Kenneth, sister-in-law, Elda, brother-in-law, William Morrison and son-in-law, John Johnston.
There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place under the care of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck. Funeral will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, with Rev. Brian MacLeod officiating. Interment will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery, Baddeck Forks.
Donations may be made to Inverary Manor - Ocean View Villa.
11/16/2013

Garland Elma Garland CBP 5/18/2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Elma Kathleen (Morrison) Garland 83, who died peacefully at home on May 16, 2012, surrounded by her family. Born in Mira, N.S., Elma was the daughter of the late Hugh and Nellie (Morrison) Morrison. Elma was an adherent of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck. Elma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was well known for her love of animals, especially her horses. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 61 years Donald Garland, her four daughters, Lynn, Velda (Eugene), Scarina and Verne. Her sister, Ena MacLean (Whycocomagh); grandchildren, Selwyn, Margaret Ann, Shawn, Dereck and Victoria, Katelyn, Scott and her great-grandchildren, Jamee, MacKenzie, Breton, Logyn and Jack. Besides her parents Elma was predeceased by her twin sister, Elda; sister, Jessie MacKinnon, Florence Kennedy and brothers, Murdock Morrison and Arthur Poushay. There will be no visitation, Cremation has taken place. Funeral will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 with Rev. Louis Ihasz officiating. Interment will follow at St. Andrews Cemetery, Baddeck Forks. Donations may be made to Victoria County Memorial Hospital, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Cape Breton SPCA. 5/16/2012 Mira , Newfoundland, Canada
Garland George Wayne (Josh) Garland Cape Breton Post 5/1/2004 Maureen McNeil Garland, George Wayne (Josh), 60, Sydney, died April 29, 2004, son of Alvert and Annie Laurie (Peddle) Garland; radio broadcaster, wife Helen Kennedy; sons, Joshua, Halifax; James at home; daughter Tara (Paul) Doswell and grandson Luke, England; stepson, Allan (Melanie) Morrison; stepdaughter, Shauna Morrison; sisters, Mary (Bill) MacKinnon, Rose (Ray) Mortimer, both of Sydney and Barbara Lordly of Ottawa. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Sydney Memorial Chapel; funeral Monday at Christ Church, Trinity Ave. 11 am. May 3, with Rev. Fev. Arnold and Rev. Marg. Campbell officiating. April 30, 2004 - Submnitted by Juanita MacDonald VETERAN CBC REPORTER GEORGE GARLAND DIES "George Garland covered a lot of serious stories during 27 years as a journalist but colleagues who learned of his death Thursday were remembering a very funny man. Reporter John Chesal, of CBC Cape Breton, where Garland worked for 22 years, recalled a solid, no nonsense journalist and a man with a great sense of humour. "For a long Time he was the senior TV reporter here and he would have covered all the big stories." Like the downturn in the Cape Breton fishery, coal and steel industries, many of the stories were about bad news, Garland recalled during an interview with the Cape Breton Post in 2001. He also lamented a trend in journalism to "infotainment." "It just did not suit my personality," Garland said. "I am kind of straightforward and I thought that's what news should be." Familiar to most Cape Bretoners as a radio and TV reporter at CBC, Garland paid some dues before landing that job in 1975. Born and raised in Sydney, he worked at CJOY in Guelph, ONt., CJCH TV in Halifax and at CJCB in Sydney before joining CBC in Sydney. Chesal said his former colleague crafted a news story, writing it out in longhand before typing it out. The flip side of that meticulous approach to work was a great sense of humour. "He was always very quick-witted ... a fun guy to work with and a fun guy to be around," said Chesal. "He would sometimes launch into some stand-up routines that would leave you on the floor crying - he was just a hellish funny guy." Doctors told Garland some months ago he had a brain tumour. He died in Hospital Thursday morning at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife Helen, sons, James and Joshua, daughter, Tara, stepdaughter, Shauna and stepson, Allan. Doug Arnold, a friend for many years before they worked together at the CBC, said Garland was a no-nonsense journalist who earned people's trust. "I think the secret of his work was he got to know a lot of people and they trusted him to tell the story. "He was very conscientious and very straightforward." Garland was a gifted craftsman and handyman, added Arnold. "He was extremely talented. He could do almost anything. He was great with his hands and did all his plumbing, carpentry, that sort of thing. And he had a great imagination, designed things." At the time of the 2001 interview with the Post, Garland owned his third boat, a 28 foot cruiser, and was taking navigation lessons. He was also the 'president for life' of a group facetiously named the Cape Breton Canoe and Geographic Society that met several times a year.


Garland Kenneth Joseph Garland Cape Breton Post 10/21/2004 Carol MacLean KENNETH JOSEPH GARLAND SR. - 73 - Baddeck - Kenneth Joseph Garland passed away on October 18, 2004 at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Big Baddeck, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alice (MacMillan) Garland. He was a mechanic by trade and a heavy equipment operator. He loved the outdoors and had a passion for horses. He was survived b his wife, Elda (nee Campbell), daughter Ula Jeanette at home, and son, Ken Jr, (Karin) of Baddeck. He is also survived by one sister Edith (Bill) Morrison of Sydney, two brothers Donald (Elma) of Baddeck, Charles (Norma) of Big Baddeck, one grandson, Sheldon and two great-grandchildren Johnathan and Dillan. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Hannah in infancy. A memorial service to be held 2 pm Friday OCtober 22 for family and friends at Knox Presbyterian Church in Baddeck, with Rev. Lloyd Murdock officiating. Burial to take place in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Baddeck Forks. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia ung Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Victoria County Hospital Foundation, Baddeck. A special thank you to Dr. Roland Genge, nurses and staff at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Chant's Funeral Home.


Garland Sally Garland CBP 6/3/2011
Sally Garland   Passed Away In: Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 24/02/2011   Sally Margaret Garland, 65, Whycocomagh passed away Thursday, Feb.  24, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital,  Sydney. Cremation has taken place, no visitation by request. A graveside  service will be held in Stewartdale Cemetery, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5,  2011 with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis  Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com.   2/24/2011

Garland Sally Margaret Garland CBP 2/26/2011
Sally Margaret Garland, 65, Whycocomagh passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Cremation has taken place, no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held in Stewartdale Cemetery, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011 with Rev. Cameron Brett officiating. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com. 2/24/2011

Garnier Alonzo H. ‘Lonnie’ Garnier CBP 10/8/2011
It is with great sadness that we the family of Alonzo H. ‘Lonnie’ Garnier age 78, announce his sudden passing on Friday October 7, 2011 at his home. Lonnie will always be remembered by his family as a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Born in North Sydney he was a son of the late James R. and Sadie (Ogden) Garnier. Lonnie was employed with Marine Atlantic until his retirement in 1998. In his early years Lonnie started working with the CNR as a red cap at the age of 12, carrying luggage from the Imperial Hotel to the CN Terminal. Lonnie loved playing crib and tarabish, and the many friends he knew from the card games. He was a big fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and loved the trip to Toronto to see a game, with his sons Kirby, Blair and niece Tanya. He was always a Montreal Canadians fan. Lonnie was returning officer for the Town of North Sydney and later appointed supervisor for North Sydney by the returning officer of CBRM. Lonnie was a devout member of St. Joseph Church, and a 3rd degree member of Father William Kiely Council, Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his daughter Edith (Ley); his four sons Lonnie Jr. (Paula), Kirby (Lori), Frank (Melanie), Blair (Amiee); grandchildren Mark, Ryan, Bhreagh (Adam), Tanya, Natasha, Kailey, Shane, Victoria, Colton, Andy, Joshua; great grandson Peyton and two other great grandchildren on the way. Also surviving his brothers Don Garnier, Glace Bay, John Garnier, Oromocto, Clyde (Evelyn) Garnier, Ottawa; brothers-in-law Bill Kirby (Colleen), Clive Kirby (Violet) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 47 years Jean (Kirby) Garnier; sisters Polly Young, Patricia Hamilton, Shirley Roussel; brothers Jim, Sid, Reg, Wally and Terry Garnier. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Igoe for the wonderful care he has given our dad and to his nephew Mike Young for always being there when dad needed him and to his friends Gerard Keigan and Danny Poirier for there many visits with our dad. A visitation for Lonnie will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations to the St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. 10/7/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Garnier Donald Joseph 'Don' Garnier CBP 9/29/2012
Donald 'Don' Garnier

Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: November 23rd, 1924

Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 28th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Donald Joseph Garnier Sr. on Friday, September 28th, 2012 at Taigh Na
Mara in Glace Bay. Born in North Sydney on November 23, 1924, he was the son of the late James M. and Sadie (Ogden) Garnier. Don was parishioner of St.
Augustine's Parish, Grand Lake Road, for many years and more recently St. Joseph's Parish, Reserve Mines. Don was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas with the Cape Breton Highlanders. He campaigned in Italy, Holland and Germany and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128. Don
enjoyed sharing his experiences from World War II and writing poetry in recent years. He was a member of the Steelworker's and Sydney
Pensioner's Club, loved bowling and was an avid card player. For 36 years, he was employed at Sydney Steel Corporation in the Electrical Department retiring in 1978 to care for his wife. He will be greatly missed by sons, Donnie and Joe, Laval, QC; grandchildren Jennifer, Kimberley (Brad Fraser) and Shannon. Also surviving his brothers John Garnier, Oromocto, NB and Clyde (Evelyn) Garnier, Ottawa, ON; brother-in-law Ron (Rita) Marman, sister-in-law Mary Marman and many nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife, Phyllis (Marman) Garnier; sisters Polly Young, Patricia Hamilton, Shirley Roussel; brothers Jim, Sid, Reg, Wally, Lonnie and Terry Garnier. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Taigh Na Mara for the wonderful care Don received over the years.
A visitation for Don will be held Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. A celebration of Don's life will take place Monday 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Parish, Reserve Mines with Fr. Daniel Boudreau officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens on Grand Lake Road in Sydney. Donations can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
Under the Apple Tree
By: Don Garnier
We won the war but I lost a friend,
He was shot between the eyes by a German Bren
I lost my friend and he won't be coming home,
He was killed just outside of Rome.
Before he died he said to me,
"I wish I was home sitting under our apple tree."
Now he is long gone, his name was Bill,
When I think of him I get a cold chill.
I wrote to his mom and dad.
They were so happy he had a friend.
They wanted him home but it was not to be,
So he will not lay under that apple tree.
Some day things will get better,
God will get us back together.
That is the way it has to be,
We will both sit under that apple tree.
9/28/2012 North Sydney on Nov. 23, 1924
Garnier Jean Garnier The C.B.Post 6/12/2004 Maureen McNeil Garnier, Jean 67 of Forrest St., North Sydney passed away suddenly Thursday June 10, 2004 at the QEII Health Science Centre Halifax. Born in Burin, Nfld., she was a d/o of the late John Earle and Daisy (Mayo) Kirby. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney. She is survived by her husband Lonnie Garnier; four sons, Lonnie Jr. (Paula), Big Bras d'or; Kirby (Lori) Sydney; Frank (Melanie) Burton, NB; Blair (Jane) Ball's Creek; one daughter Edith Garnier, North Sydney; two brothers Bill Kirby (Colleen) and Clive Kirby (Violet) both of Sydney Mines; 11 grandchldren: Mark, Ryan and Bhreagh Caldwell; Tanya and Natasha Garnier; Kailey, Shane, Victoria and Colton Garnier; and Andy and Joshua Garnier. Visitation Sunday 7-9 pm at W.J. Dooley's Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral mass Monday at St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.


Garnier Josephine (MacNeil) Garnier Cape Breton Post 1/16/2010
Josephine Garnier, Oromocto

Born at Christmas Island , Nova Scotia , Canada

The death of Josephine Garnier occurred peacefully and with dignity on January 14, 2010 at the Mill Cove Nursing Home.
Born October 6, 1929 on Christmas Island, Cape Breton to the late Alan J. and Mary MacNeil. She was the wife of John Garnier of Oromocto, NB.
Josephine is survived by her husband, John; her children, John Garnier (Deborah) of Spruce Grove, Alta., Charles Garnier (Catherine) of Ottawa, Ont., Brenda Dionne (Terry) of Lincoln, N.B. and Darlene Dale (Gerry) of Lincoln, N.B.; grandchildren, John, Meghan, Nathan, Tara, Danny, Nicholas, Kassie, Jared, Kelsey and Blair; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Rodrick MacNeil (Florence) of Christmas Island, N.S.; sisters, Rhodena MacDonald of Sydney, N.S. and Dolena MacDonald of Sydney, N.S.
She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Libby and Anna Mai and brothers, Hector, Angus, Neil D. and John C.
Many thanks to the staff of Mill Cove Nursing Home and to Dr. Peter Fraser for their many years of compassionate care.
There will be no visitation by request. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Ken Weir officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Oromocto Funeral Home. www.oromoctofh.com (357-5100).
1/14/2010 October 6, 1929 on Christmas Island
Garnier Kirby Garnier CBP 1/13/2012
Kirby GarnierBorn In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 11th, 2012 It is with broken hearts that we the family of John Kirby Garnier of Sydney, announce his passing on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his family and friends.Born on January 20, 1963 in North Sydney, Kirby was the son of the late Lonnie and Jean (Kirby) Garnier. Kirby was a graduate of Memorial High School in Sydney Mines and graduated with his Radio Operators course from Red River Community College. He was employed with the Canadian Coast Guard as a Radio Operator for 25 years. Kirby loved life and enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as biking and long walks with his wife Lori. Hiking was his passion and loved to include his family and friends on these treks.Kirby will always be remembered by many friends who he made feel like family because that was Kirby’s way. He had such a huge heart filled with so much love and concern for others, not just his immediate family. These friends will always be Kirby’s extended family.Kirby will be sadly missed by the love of his life, his beautiful wife of almost 25 years, Lori (Schnurr) who was always by his side; his two daughters, Tanya and Natasha (Kyle), both of Sydney, and his unborn grand-daughter Sophia, who was the newest love of Kirby’s life. He is also survived by one sister Edith (Ley), Georges River; two younger brothers Frank (Melanie), Burton, N.B., and Blair (Amiee), North Sydney; sister-in-law Noreen (Steven) O’Gorman, Winnipeg; 12 nieces and nephews; one grand-nephew and one grand-niece; and also aunts and uncles. Kirby was guided into heaven by both his parents, Jean and Lonnie Garnier. He was also predeceased by his father-in-law Lorne Schnurr; mother-in-law Loraine Schnurr; sister-in-law Debbie Flood and brother-in-law Terry Flood.The family wish to extend a sincere thank you to all the wonderful doctors and staff on 4E, who treated Kirby with kindness and care and also Tom MacNeil of the Cape Breton Regional Cancer Center.Visitation for Kirby will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday (today) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kirby’s memory may be made to the Patient Comfort Fund at the Cancer Center of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. 1/11/2012 North Sydney
Garnier Mrs E F Garnier Sydney Post Record p 8 6/1/1944 R. Fraser PASSING OF MRS GARNIER MOURNED North Sydney, June 2 - This Northside community today mourned the death of one of its best known and most highly respected older residents, Mrs E F Garnier, 60, who passed away in Hamilton Memorial hospital at 6:00 o’clock last evening. The wife of Councillor E F Garnier, Pleasant street, she had been confined to her home for the past two months and had been a patient in hospital the past nine days. Her death came as a shock to members of the family and will be laerned of with regret by many friends. A daughter of the late Fleming[sic] and Isobel Dunlap, the late Mrs Garnier was born at Mill Creek, C.B. and has been a resident of North Sydney for twenty seven years. She was a devout member of St Joseph’s church, and had in former years been active in some of its organizations. The deceased was an officer of the local sub division of the C.W. L. for some years. She is survived by her husband Councillor Garnier, retired businessman, two daughters and one son. The daughters are Miss Zita Garnier, North Sydney and Rev Sister Agnes de Sales, in New Waterford and the son is Michael Garnier, residing in West Lynn, Mass. Also surviving are two sisters Miss Johannah Flemming, Sydney Mines and Miss Josephine Flemming, Sydney. Funeral is expected to take place Saturday morning with arrangements to be under the direction of W J Dooley Funeral Parlors, burial will be in Holy Cross cemetery.


Garnier Ronald A. Garnier Cape Breton Post 1/17/2005 Carol MacLean Ronald A. Garnier, 67, of Nyanza, died on January 11, 2005 in Hotel Dieu Hospital, Cornwall, Ontario. Born in St. Fintans, NL, January 6, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph Richard Garnier and Ida Oliver (Garnier). Ronald was a truck driver, retired in 1988. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and the company of friends and family.. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, the former Francine (Chretien)(Magnan), stepsons Michel, Pierre and Andre Magnan, daughters Tara and Tammy, 11 brothers and sisters, grandchildren Austin and Sierra, step-grandchildren, Michelle, Chantelle, Danielle, Michael, Renee-Lee, Jasmine and Elizabeth. A memorial service wil be held at 11 am on Wednesday January 19, 2005 in Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Middle River, with Rev. Kenneth Allan officiating. Donations may be made to Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck.


Gaskell Christena Kathryn "Tena" Gaskell The Herald 7/19/2004 Maureen McNeil GASKELL, Christena Kathryn "Tena" - 76, Port Hawkesbury, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, July 17, 2004, in Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Born in Port Hawkesbury, she was a daughter of the late Freeman A. and Mary (MacKinnon) Reynolds. Tena was a member of St. Marks United Church, Port Hawkesbury, Evergreen Senior Citizens Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of Port Hawkesbury Volunteer Fire Department. She was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43. She was a very active community volunteer serving with Canadian Cancer Society and Red Cross Society. She is survived by her former husband, John J. Chisholm, Port Hawkesbury, and their children, Judy (Greg) Castle, Craigmore; Julia (Tom) Jewers, Aulds Cove; Jackie (Jim) Greencorn, Frankville; Myrtle (Blaise) Fougere-Chisholm, Dartmouth; Marcella (John) Settino, Etobicoke, Ont.; Iaian Chisholm, Halifax; Stephen (Theresa) Chisholm, Happy Valley, Goose Bay; sisters, Ruth Embree, Sadie (Charlie) Rya n, both of Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren, Melissa Whalen, Gregory Castle, Alex, Sean and Charlotte Greencorn, Shawn and Joel Settino, Kristen, James and Kathryn Chisholm; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Jean Reynolds and Greta Wendelbo; brothers, John, Arthur and Elmer. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Marks United Church, Rev. Wilfred Pelley officiating. Burial in Southbrook Cemetery. Donations in memory of Tena may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Red Cross Society or charity of your choice. A special thank you to all her caregivers and staff of the nursing home. Although Tena endured many struggles in her life, she will be remembered for her caring and compassionate heart for all her loved ones. "Rest in Peace." Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.


Gaskell Thomas Gaskell Cape Breton Post 1/28/2009
Feb. 24, 1915-Jan. 26, 2009 Thomas Gaskell passed away Jan. 26, 2009 at Taigh Na Mara. Born in Glace Bay he was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the Canadian Corp Signal, in the Aleutian Islands, also served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers and overseas in Europe and worked as a carpenter for most of his life. He loved music and played several instruments. Thomas was a member of Epworth United Church He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Beatrice; first wife, Effie (Simmons); second wife, Dini (Veneburg) and sisters, Lily and Helen. Thomas is survived by sons, George, Glace Bay and Peter (Peggy), Glace Bay; daughter Delsie (Sandy); grandchildren, Heather (Philip) of Manitoba, Sandy, Holly, Ryan, and Adam. There will be no visitation. A private family service will take place at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520 with burial to take place at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in Thomas's memory can be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be e-mailed to patten@seaside.ns.ca. 1/26/2009 Glace Bay
Gaskin-White Edith Emma Gaskin-White The C.B.Post 6/9/2003 Maureen McNeil Gaskin-White , Ontario died suddenly June 5, 2004. Born Sept.9,1936, to Martin and Hazel White of Scotchtown,NS. Sadly missed by her husband Reginald, daughters, Martina, Saskatchewan; Lorraine and Michelle, Ontario; Vanessa, Sydney; Cecilia and Eva in Ontario; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; long time friend Francais MacKiinon, the late Bernie and family; three sisters, Audrey, Marion Bridge; Eva, British Columbia; Greta, Sydney and a brother Paul in Framboise; predeceased by her son Vincent; sister Joyce and brothers, Frank and Bill. A service was held in Ontario, cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date.


Gate Tapiwa A. Gate Cape Breton Post 10/1/2005 Carol MacLean Tapiwa A. Gate MAY 9, 1983 - SEPT. 10, 2005 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Tapiwa Gate, 22, in his home city of Harare, Zimbabwe, on Sept. 10, 2005.Tapiwa arrived in Canada in January, 2005, to study at Cape Breton University. A very short time later, he was diagnosed with angiosarcoma and, following surgery in Halifax, was treated with the utmost care, compassion and professionalism at the CBRH Cancer Centre. Though his time with us was short, Tapiwa touched the lives of everyone who had the pleasure to know him. He was a kind and gentle young man, quiet and soft-spoken yet strong of character. He loved sports, movies and video games and spending time with his good friends. Tapiwa is survived by his mother, Marjorie Mlambo, father, Shadreck Gate, stepmother, Phillipa , brothers, Tinashe and Tamuka, grandmother, Miriam, all of Harare and his sister, Heather, his 'rock', of Lexington, Kentucky. He will be forever loved by his adopted Cape Breton 'parents', Debbie and Bill McIntyre, of Tanglewood and their extended family. The loved ones of Tapiwa Gate would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the remarkable staff of the CBRH Cancer Centre and ER, particularly Dr. T. Ago, for the wonderful care and attention he received on his many visits. He truly considered you all his friends and was overwhelmed by the kindness and concern of the staff of both the hospital and the university. Though he passed into eternal rest with his family at his side in Harare, he left a part of his heart in Cape Breton. A memorial service will be held Oct. 4, 2005, 7:30 p.m., in Cape Breton University Chaplaincy (across from Campus Bookstore). Donations in Tapiwa's memory may be forwarded to the CBU Students' Union, P.O. Box 5300, Sydney, N.S., B1P 6L2, where they will be used to fund the Tapiwa Gate Memorial Bursary.


Gates Floyd S. Gates Cape Breton Post 1/11/2005 Carol MacLean Floyd S. Gates, 91, formerly of Glace Bay, died on January 4, 2005, in Welland, Ontario. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Piercey), sons Peter and Tim and three grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.


Gates Ronald Gates GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 6/25/1986 Carol MacLean - Glace Bay. Ronald Gates, 82, 99 Main Street, died at the Glace Bay Community Hospital on Friday June 20, 1986. Mr. Gates was born in Brighton, England and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gates. He was a radio-television repairman for T. Eaton Company for many years. Mr. Gates is survived by a sister Mrs. Ruth Moore of Glace Bay, a brother Henry, Sydney Highway and a step daughter Patricia Gates of Halifax. The funeral was held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at McGillivary Funeral Home Chapel and the burial was made in St. Anne's Cemetery.


Gatto Henry Gatto Cape Breton Post 11/18/2009
Henry Gatto, Gabarus

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Henry Fabian Gatto of Gabarus on November 15, 2009.
He was predeceased by his mother, Alexanderine; father, Gaudenzio; brother, John and sister, Theresa.
Henry is survived by wife, Joan, Calgary, AB; sons, Jerry, Calgary, AB, John, Toronto, ON, Neil, Gabarus; three brothers, Gino (Betty), Oshawa, ON, Benny (Theresa), River Ryan, Ray (Mary), Gabarus; six sisters, Mary, Oshawa, ON, Sandra (Al), Oshawa, ON, Bella, Oshawa, ON, Irene, Norland, ON, Anna, Oshawa, ON, Gina, Oshawa, ON, and a very special friend, Mary MacIntyre, Grand Mira.
Memorial service will be held, Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Margarets Church, Grand Mira.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
11/15/2009

Gatto Remo Gatto Cape Breton Post 9/18/2009
Remo Gatto, Dominion

Remo Gatto, late of Dominion, died peacefully at the Glace Bay Health Care Facility on Sept. 14, 2009, arising from complications after a struggle with cancer.
Son of the late Rafaelle and Maria (Marin) of Riese, Italy, he is survived by his children, Margo (Bob Hoiss), Marc and Cynthia (Kevin MacDonald); granddaughters, Camille and Rhea Gatto; Maria and Erica Hoiss; Alexandra and Kayleigh MacDonald; and great-grandson, Luca Hanson.
He was predeceased by his wife, Myrna, parents, brother, Fr. Edo Gatto and grandson, Andrew.
A graduate of St. FX (BA, B.Ed) and post-graduate degrees from Dalhousie (administration and reading). He taught for many years at Mt. Carmel and Scotchtown where he was principal and active in his union.
Remo was an active community leader and volunteer including being Dominion town councillor. He was the band officer, then commanding officer of the New Waterford Sea Cadet Corp. He was also a talented musician, playing in several local bands. He was a founding member the Lions Club in Dominion and a life-time member and past-president of the Italian Hall. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, photography, astronomy, walking on the boardwalk and spending time with his friends.
He loved to travel, but, was happiest when home in Cape Breton.
Remo was a kind and gentle soul who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will take place at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, Sunday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass at St. Eugene’s Church, Dominion at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21. Officiating will be Fr. Jim Attwood.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be sent to jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca.
9/14/2009

Gatza John William Gatza Cape Breton Post 12/21/2009
John William Gatza, New Victoria

Born at New Waterford , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with deep sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of John William Gatza 71, of New Victoria on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at home.
Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Larry and Bertha (Brown) Gatza.
Johnny was a retired coal miner and worked many years in the local mines. He was a well known bricklayer and stone mason and much of his fine work is evident in the local area today in many fireplaces and chimneys. Johnny will be remembered for his hard working ways and countless hours working on his property and especially in his yearly garden. He also enjoy going fishing and hunting every year.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Winifred ‘Winnie’ (Lanceleve); daughters, Bertha (Keith), New Victoria, Carol (Shelly), New Waterford, Winnie (Michael), Mississauga, Ont., Brenda Ottawa, Ont.; sisters, Ann (George), Alberta, Margie, Truro; brothers, Louie (Sis), Halifax, Sonny (Brenda), Antigonish, Anthony (Lorraine), Floyer, both of New Waterford, Burt, Ontario; grandchildren, Lloyd Hogan, James Hogan, Tiffany Hogan, Michael McGuire, Mya Keeping and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Peter, George, Joseph, Larry and sisters, Loretta, Theresa and two brothers in infancy.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 7-9 p.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown.
To view John’s Book of Memories, and express your online condolences directly to the Gatza family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
12/17/2009 New Waterford
Gatza Peter Jacob Gatza Cape Breton Post 3/18/2005 Carol MacLean Peter Jacob Gatza, 70, Upper River Denys, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Baddeck. Born in Victoria Mines, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Bertha (Brown) Gatza. Peter was a retired coal miner and school bus driver. He was a member of St. Dionysius parish, River Denys Station. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Winnie Campbell; daughters, Elaine (Glenn) Graham, New Waterford, Carolee Gatza, Neguac, N.B., Belinda (Arthur) Mason, Bernadine Benjamin, both of Ottawa,Lynn (Ed) Lapthorne, Lantz, Paula Gatza, Moncton; son, Peter (Heather), Windsor; siblings, Margie, Annie, Anthony, Larry, John, Joe,Wilfred 'Sonny', Burt, Floyer, Louis; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sisters, Theresa and Loretta, brother, George. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. this evening and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home,Whycocomagh. Funeral mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Dionysius Roman Catholic Church,Fr. Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory of Peter may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be forward ed to the family at: www.haverstocks.com. Always we will feel your love and know in peace you roam. Your favourite spot in all the world, our mountain we call home


Gaudet Al Gaudet CBP 8/10/2013
Al Gaudet
Passed in: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 1st, 2013
Al died at Valley Regional Hospital Aug. 1, 2013 at age 91.
Parents were the late Edith (Bourque) and Thaddeus Gaudet of N.B.
First love and wife of 44 years, Rose MacDonnell, died in 1988.
Grieving children are Barb (Syl), Joe (Sharon), Rosanne and Jerry (Ruth). Grandchildren are Amy, Joanna, Greg, Janine, Daniel, Diana, Keagan, Brandea and Charla. Al had seven great-grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Theresa Liston and Mary Lambert. Special sisters-in-law, Bea Warcop, Pat White and Mona Macdonnell.
Predeceased by siblings, Joe, Bea, Dell and Madeleine.
Al and Jean Rose of North Sydney marrried in 1994.
Al was laid to rest at Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mills, Kings Co. after a mass by Father J. MacPherson at St. Joseph's Church, Kentville. Funeral details were entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, N.S.
8/1/2013

Gaudet Anne Marie (Jamieson) Gaudet Cape Breton Post 5/5/2010
Anne Marie Gaudet

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 30/04/2010

With heavy hearts we, the family of Anne Marie (Jamieson) Gaudet of 41 Cecilia LeVatte Cres., wish to announce her peaceful passing on Friday, April 30, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Margaret (Beaton) Jamieson.
She was a member of Holy Redeemer CWL, Crossroads and the coffee club where she made many friends. She was also actively involved in activities sponsored by New Dawn Enterprises. She was always willing to volunteer her services and had smile for everyone she met.
Anne Marie is survived by her loving sisters, Diane (George), Ida (Dougie) MacIntyre; brother, Dougie, Halifax; uncle, Roddie Beaton, Windsor, Ont.; nephews, Mark (Wendy), Michael (Colette); grandnephews, Boyd and Campbell; grandniece, Katie Margaret and numerous cousins. Also left to mourn are Anne Marie's second family, who loved and cherished her and made her feel special, Judy MacGillivary, Arnold, Charlie and Michael Eddy, as well as her three best friends, Adeline Hollahan, Annette Toomey and Mary Jane MacDonald.
In honouring Anne Marie's wishes there will be no visitation. Her body has been donated to Dalhousie University for the furtherance of medical science.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church, Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment at a later date. A reception will follow in the church basement.
As expressions of sympathy, please sign your donor card and make a donation to the Holy Redeemer Memorial Fund.
4/30/2010 Sydney
Gaudet Audrey (McIntyre) Gaudet CBP 6/12/2012
The family of the late Audrey (McIntyre) Gaudet are saddened to announce her passing on June 5, 2012 in P.E.I. Audrey was born April 4, 1944, to the late Bernard and Margaret McIntyre of Reserve Mines. Surviving are her loving husband, Martin; children, Mark and Tracy and three grandchildren; brother, Fred (Edna) McIntyre, Grand Lake Road; sisters, Dorothy Kuta, Westmount, Marjorie (Calvin) Dunlop, Reserve, Donna (Jim) White, Reserve. She was predeceased by brother, Jimmy and sister, Shirley McNeil. Services have taken place in Summerside P.E.I. Memorial donations in Audrey’s memory can be made to the Cancer Society. Condolences to the family can be sent by e-mail directly to epfuneral@eastlink.ca. 6/5/2012

Gaudet Doris Gaudet CBP 2/25/2012
Doris GaudetPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 21st, 2012We are sad to announce the passing of Doris Gaudet of Hornes Road at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Feb. 21, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Ewen and Hattie Reid of Sydney.Doris is survived by her sons, Wayne (Wendy), Ontario, Barry (Judy), Sydney, Darren (Leslie), Ontario; daughters, Brenda at home, Janet, Alberta, Jean, Halifax; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, who will miss her. She is also survived by her brothers, James, Sydney and Murray, Albert Bridge; sister, Shirley, South West Margaree.Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Maurice; daughter, Linda, and son, Kevin; brother, Earl and sister Joyce.Doris loved to play darts and was a member of the Albert Bridge Ladies Dart League for many years. She loved to play bingo and to listen to her radio program, Sentimental Journey on Sunday evenings and play tarabish.“Rest in peace Mom, we love you and most of all we will not forget you”.Visitation will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at Immaculate Heart Church, Mira Road with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment at a later date.Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of …. 2/21/2012

Gaudet Kevin Gaudet CBP 10/7/2011
It is with great sadness, we the family of the late Kevin Gaudet, announce his peaceful passage from Foothills Hospital on Sept. 29, 2011, with his family by his side. After a long arduous battle Kevin can rest now knowing he was a great father, loving son and brother, and a mentor for many. Kevin is survived by his two children, Matthew, Edmonton, Alta. and Nicole of Canmore, Alta. Kevin is also survived by his mother, Doris Gaudet (nee Reid), Albert Bridge; brothers, Wayne (Wendy), Barry and Darren (Leslie), all of Cambridge, Ont.; two sisters, Brenda, Albert Bridge and Janet, Canmore; as well as many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt gratitude to the many professionals who contributed to Kevin’s care, both at Canmore Hospital, Bow Valley Homecare and at Foothills Hospital, Calgary. Thank you so much. There will be a private memorial when Kevin returns to his home in Cape Breton. He was our guiding light, now may he find peace and light of his own. We miss you, dad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Well wishes may be sent to gaudet.nicole@yahoo.com or brendagaudet1@hotmail.com. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” 9/29/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gaudet Marguerite Gaudet CBP 11/29/2011
With sadness and fond memories we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Nov. 27, 2011, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Marguerite was the daughter of the late John and Mary Wall. Marguerite lived on George Street in Sydney before moving to the Cove Guest Home. She was a past member and secretary of Immaculate Heart of Mary CWL, Mira Road, and also a choir member. Surviving are her daughters, Donna (Jim) Innes, Ontario, Raylene (Angelo) Costantino, Diane (Darrell) Burke, both of Sydney; and daughter-in-law, Ruth Gaudet, Bedford. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Mark, Carrie, Raymond, Derrick, Michelle, Shane, Holly, Katie, Chris and Patty-Ann and 12 great-grandchildren; and by brother, Charles Wall. Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, son, Brian and great-granddaughter, Hope, sisters, Rose, Mabel and Betty and brothers, William, Roderick, Raymond, Donald and John. Visitation for Marguerite will be held from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 at S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1679 George St., Sydney, with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment to take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Family flowers only. Donations may be made the Cove Guest Home or charity of choice. Online Condolences may be made to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 11/27/2011

Gaudet Mary Carmel Gaudet Cape Breton Post 3/17/2014
Mary Carmel Gaudet of Vista Heights, Sydney, passed away on Saturday March 15, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rita (Chiasson) Chisholm.
Formerly of Mira Road she was a member of St. Anthony Daniel parish and a longtime member of the parish CWL.
She was a graduate of Holy Angels High School and Holy Redeemer Business Class. She was a former civil servant employed with the National Employment and Unemployment Insurance offices. Mary’s last employer was Family service of Eastern Nova Scotia from which she retired in 1987.
She was a member of Seaview Golf and Country Club, St. Anthony Daniel Folk Choir, the Shauna Doolan Choir, Sacred Heart Memory Lane Singers, Whitney Pier Senior Singers and Club 55.
She is survived by a son Allan (Betty), grandchildren Angela, Sydney, David (Shauna), Cole Harbour, two great-grandsons, Cohen and Noah, sister Lorraine Fennell, Sydney, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband John H. Gaudet in 1991 and her brother Jack Chisholm.
There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 20 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church with Rev. Bill Burke officiating. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
3/15/2014 Sydney
Gaudet Mary Frances (Gallant) Gaudet CBP 8/15/2012
Mary (Gallant) Gaudet

Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 12th, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving
wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mary Frances Gaudet, age 58, of
Dominion passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late John William and
Frances Lydia (Keats). Mary was a member of the Church of Good
Shepherd, Dominion. She enjoyed playing darts and creating numerous
canvass crafts. She loved spending time with family, especially her
grandsons, David and Ryan.
Mary will be sadly missed by her loving husband, William David;
daughters, Kimberly Gaudet (Corey), Jennifer Gaudet, Christine Gaudet
(Shawn); son, Eddy Gaudet and cherished grandsons, David and Ryan.
Mary was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Visitation for Mary Frances Gaudet will be held Thursday 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. in V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A
funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in the
funeral home chapel with Rev. Judi Phillips officiating. Interment
will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Reserve.
Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences to the Gaudet family area available through
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
8/12/2012 Glace Bay
Gaudet Richard Gaudet CBP 5/31/2013
Richard Gaudet
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: May 28th, 2013
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Joseph Gaudet, 56, of Sydney, on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of Philomena (LeBlanc), Dartmouth, and the late Edmund Gaudet.
Richard had a lifelong passion for music enabling him to play with The Empirals, Sonny Slade and the Wee Hours and Tabloid.
He is survived by daughters, Crystal (Tim) Barrington, Halifax, and Michelle (Matthew) Slade, Leitches Creek; grandsons, Wade and Keiran Barrington; granddaughter, Breanna Slade; sisters, Joan (Fabian) Nearing, Sydney, and Anne Gaudet (Mario LaLiberte), Elmsdale; brother, Bill Gaudet, Dominion; nieces, Kimberly (Cory), Jennifer, Christine (Shawn), Chantal and nephew, Eddie.
He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Mary.
A private family service will be held.
Donations to the Heart & Stoke Foundation or a charity of choice.
Online condolences to www.twcurry.com.
5/28/2013 Sydney
Gaudett Linda (Stewart) Gaudett CBP 12/27/2013
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: December 16th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Linda M. (Stewart) Gaudett on Monday,
Dec. 16, 2013.
Born in Sydney, Linda was the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Clements) Stewart.
Linda is survived by her daughter, Krista (Mike Correia) and only grandchild, Courtney, Calgary, Alta.;
companion, Gordon Brenton, Sydney; sister, Sylvia (Ted) Carroll, Hammonds Plains; brothers, Wayne
(Nancy), Halifax, and Blair (Susan), Sydney, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Edith and brothers, William and Ed.
Linda was employed with the Cape Breton District Health Authority.
Visitation will take place today (Friday, Dec. 27, 2013), at Sydney Memorial Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Mr. Darius Powell officiating. Interment
will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Linda may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email
sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/16/2013 Sydney
Gaudley Frances Gaudley The Chronicle Herald 5/13/1971 Dick & Carolyn Mrs. Frances Gaudley, 71, of Riverport, Lunenburg County, was buried in Shepherds Hill Cemetery, Riverport, following funeral service. Born in Rose Bay, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Ester (Conrad) Himmelman. She is survived by two daughters, Carrie (Mrs. Ralph Corkum), Riverport; Louise (Mrs. Ray Corkum), Lunenburg; one son, Elvin, Iona, Cape Breton; four sisters, Clara (Mrs. Milledge Mossman), Big Bras D'or; Eva (Mrs. Reginald MacKinley), Florida; Carrie (Mrs. Robert J. Barris), Needham, Mass.; Lydia (Mrs. Lawrence MacGrath), Cape Cod, Mass.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Kenneth and two brothers, Albert and Benjamin predeceased her.


Gaum Esther H. (Hamburg) Gaum Cape Breton Post 10/11/2008
Esther H. Gaum Boston - Esther H. (Hamburg) Gaum passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at her Boston residence. Esther was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Cyril Gaum in March 2007. A funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. Interment in the Hebrew Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

(18/10/2008)Esther Gaum Boston - Esther Gaum passed away peacefully at her home in Boston on October 9, 2008. She was the cherished daughter of the late Dora and Israel Hamburg. She is survived by brothers, Elie and Daniel; sisters-in-law, Beverley and Ellen Hamburg, Ettie Chernin and Bella Davidson. Predeceased by brothers-in-law, Abraham, David and the Honourable Percy Gaum; sisters-in-law, Bella Gaum and Libby Brenner. She is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and 27 great-nieces and nephews. The funeral took place in Sydney, Nova Scotia on October 13, 2008. She was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on January 15,1928 and lived there with her parents Israel and Dora Hamburg until she continued her education at McGill University where she graduated with a bachelors degree in commerce. She returned to Nova Scotia and later married Dr. Cyril Gaum. They lived in Sydney, and in 1959 they moved to Boston where her husband furthered his education doing graduate training in the dental specialty of endodontics. She continued with a career at H & R Block for many years and was respected by her peers for her business acumen and accounting expertise. The arts of knitting, crocheting and needlepoint were her focus of creative interest and her beautiful pieces are still enjoyed by loving friends and family members. She was one of the elected leaders of her needle artworks local and national societies. Donations in her honour can be made to The Gaum Endodontic Clinic Fund at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (617-636-2783) or to a charity of your choice.
10/9/2008 born in Glace Bay on January 15,1928
Gaum Harry Gaum C.B.Post 8/2/2005 Carol MacLean Harry Gaum, York Point, Saint John, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2005 at the age of 92. Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late William and Ida Gaum. He was a well known and respected businessman throughout Cape Breton. He was an active and valued member of Shaarei Zedek synagogue. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy and brother Abe. He is survived by his children Simon (Karen) and Lois (Dr. Ricardo Bessoudo), grandchildren Lesley (Dov Bercovici) and Jennifer Gaum, Lynn and Mark Bessoudo, and great-grandchildren Rebekah and Matthew Bercovici. He will be lovingly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, of charity or choice would be appreciated. Arrangements under the care of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, (506-634-7424). www.brenansfh.com [Telegraph-Journal]


Gaum Harry Gaum C.B.Post 7/3/2004 Maureen McNeil Gaum, Harry, Sydney a well known Sydney business man passed away July 2, 2004 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney he was the son of the late Benjamin and Fanny (Gelman) Gaum. He is survived by his wife Julie; son Gerald, Sydney and Bruce (Alexis) Toronto; grandddaughters, Samantha; Alexandra and Hannah; six nephews and two nieces. He was predeceased by three brothers, Pinky; Morris and Sammy; two sister Helen and Shirley. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2pm. at Sydney Memorial Chapel with interment in the Hebrew Cemetery.


Gaum Julia G. (Julie) Gaum CBP 4/14/2011
With heavy hearts we regret to announce the passing of our mother, Julia G. (Julie) Gaum, at the An Cala Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on April 13, 2011, following a lengthy illness and hospitalization. Born in Sydney, she was the eldest daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Buell) Cahill. In death as in life, she will be together always with her beloved husband Harry, who passed away in 2004. She was also predeceased by her brother, William Cahill and her sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Maurice Sampson. For nearly 30 years, Julie and Harry were equal partners in the family business, Harry Gaum Distributors Ltd., delivering Esso Home Heating products in the greater Sydney area. Julie was a member of St. Joseph’s parish and a member of St. Joseph’s parish CWL. As a former hair stylist, Mom took great pride in her appearance over the years, ensuring a youthful look always. Very much an advocate of healthy lifestyles, she exercised on a regular basis, walking almost daily to town and faithfully practising her yoga until she became ill. Meal planning for her family was of utmost importance to her and in later years she thoroughly enjoyed dining out at various local restaurants with her son, Gerald. She so enjoyed her annual vacations with her family and friends to “The Old Home Week” celebrations in Charlottetown, P.E.I. and to the Truro Exhibition. She loved her home and her gardens and both were looked after with tender loving care. An avid supporter of local craft shows, she loved to purchase hand made treats and send loving packages to her three adorable granddaughters whom she was so proud of. She is lovingly remembered and survived by her son, Gerald of Sydney and her son, Bruce, his wife Alexis and their three adoring daughters, Samantha, Ali and Hannah, all of Toronto, Ont. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Cahill, Kingston, Ont.; numerous loving nephews and nieces. At the family’s request there is no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, April 16th., 2011 at St. Joseph Parish, Cabot St., Sydney, at 10:00 a.m. with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of mom made to the An Cala Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, 1482 George St., Sydney, N.S. would be greatly appreciated. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com. 4/13/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gaum Lena Gaum CBP 3/3/2012
Lena GaumBorn In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Ottawa, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 29th, 2012Lena Gaum, a resident of Hillel Lodge, Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Dora (Fine) Mendleson.Along with her husband, Lena operated Gaum Dairy in Whitney Pier.Surviving are her son, Dr. Leonard (Susan) Gaum, Missouri and grandchildren, Matthew and Sara.Lena was predeceased by her husband, Abraham ‘Abe’; daughter, Faye; sisters, Bessie Fried, Sophie Cohen and Sarah Agulnik; brothers, Samuel, Louis and Jake.Funeral service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday 2 p.m., with Rabbi David Ellis officiating. Interment in the Hebrew Cemetery.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 2/29/2012 Glace Bay
Gaum Shirley Gaum The C.B. Post 5/27/2004 Maureen McNeil Gaum, Shirley, of Prince St., Sydney passed away at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, Monday May 24, 2004. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Fanny (Gelman) Gaum. Shirley was a member of the Temple Sons of Isreal and worked for many years at Bill MacLeod's Wholesale and Social Services. Surviving are one brother, Harry (Julie) Gaum, Sydney; five nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a sister Helen Gaum and brothers, Pinky. Sammy and Morris. Funeral services will be held in Sydney Memorial Chapel, Friday at 11 am. Interment in the Hebrew Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to family at: sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


Gaupholm Ann Gaupholm (Whalen) CBP 1/27/2014
Ann Gaupholm (Whalen)

Passed in: Ontario
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

Ann, a former resident of Glace Bay passed away peacefully January 23, 2014 with her husband Edwin and her sisters Maris Hatherly, Hilary Gallacher, Nancy McKinnon and niece Jackie Hatherly beside her. Survived by her brother George Whalen in Bridgeport and sister Florence Waddell in Charlotte GA.
Arrangements for Ann Gaupholm are being handled privately with the family and have been entrusted to the Opatovsky Funeral Home-Dempster Chapel, 210 Ontario Street in Burk's Falls, Ontario.
Online condolences may be made at www.opatovskyfuneralhome.com.
1/23/2014

Gautier Marie Gautier
5/8/2004 Maureen McNeil GAUTIER, Marie - 80, Sydney, died Friday, May 7, 2004, in McGillivray Guest Home, Sydney. Born in Whitney Pier, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bride (Parsley) Baker. Surviving are her husband, Edward; sons, Larry (Valerie), Brian (Dela), Paul (Ann); daughter, Rose Marie Gillam; sisters, Jennie (Archie) Clarke, Mrs. Florence Dawe; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Theresa "Terry" Beck. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa's Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


Gay Alexander Francis Gay Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008
Alexander Francis Gay 63, Big Bras d'Or - We regret to announce the passing of Alexander Gay, 63, of big Bras d'Or, on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Robert and Irene Gay, of Glace Bay. He was the owner/operator of Twin Pines Hereford Farm, Big Bras d'Or. He was a member of the Cape Breton Farmer's Market Association, Cape Breton Richmond County Cattlemen's Association, as well as many other associations. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Cape Breton Exhibition. Alex is survived by the love of his life, his companion, Annie Mae Maxwell. He is also survived by children, Alex Jr., and Sharon, Ontario; brothers, Bob, Ontario, Jerry (Patrice), Reserve, Sheldon (Cathy), Glace Bay, Glenn (Laura Lee), Halifax, and sisters, Sharon (Jim), Brantford, Ontario, and Carolyn (Mike), Glace Bay; five nephews and seven nieces, and his pet dog Squig. Alex was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary (May) Gay, and his maternal grandparents, Frank and Annie Malin. Cremation has taken place. Visitation for Alexander Gay will be held in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, from 2-3 p.m., on Monday, May 26, 2008. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ritchie Robinson officiating. Donations in Alex's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 5/22/2008 Born in Glace Bay
Gay Robert 'Bobby' Gay  CBP 10/1/2010
It is with great sadness, that we, the family of Robert 'Bobby' Gay Jr., announce his passing on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 in Ontario. Bobby was born in Glace Bay, the son of Robert Gay and the late Irene Gay.  Bobby will be remembered for his great talent as a guitar player and singer and his love of putting together model planes, boats and cars.  He will be sadly missed by his children Kimberly, David and Bobby Jr., all of Ontario; His father, Bob; three brothers, Jerry and Sheldon, Glace Bay and Glenn, Halifax; two sisters, Sharon  Brampton and Carolyn, Glace Bay and his grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his mother, Irene and brother, Alex in 2008.  Funeral arrangements will take place in Ontario.  "Until we meet again.Rest in Peace."   9/26/2010 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Gear Catherine 'Lois' Gear CBP 3/3/2012
Catherine 'Lois' GearBorn In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 28th, 2012It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Lois Gear, age 75, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at her home.Born in North Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Sarah (Roach) MacKinnon. Lois will be sadly missed by family and friends and leaves behind to mourn her daughter, Laurel Lee (Joseph) Kirrane, Stafford, VA and sons, Roy (Kim) Gear, Blaine (Patty) Gear, Kevin (Shelly) Gear, all of Ontario, Michael (Bernice) Gear, North Sydney and Gordon (Maria) Gear, Groves Point; her grandchildren, Edward, Patrick and Danielle Kirrane, Stafford, VA; Jamie and DJ Gear, Ontario; Sam and Spencer Gear, Ontario; Johnathon Stephenson, Kevin and Matthew Gear, North Sydney, Lacey, Alexander, Andrew and Ian Kemp, B.C., Tyler, Darren, Garrett, Katie and Ashlyn Gear, Groves Point and a great-granddaughter, Aybri, B.C. Lois was predeceased by her husband, James E. Gear; son, James and daughter, Lois, as well as her sister, Peggy and brothers, Wilfred, Tom, Matthew, Kenny and Charlie MacKinnon.There will be no visitation by request. A funeral service for Lois will be held 11 a.m. Monday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. 2/28/2012 North Sydney
Gear James Edward Gear CBP 1/31/2011
James Edward Gear

Born in: Florence, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 26/01/2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, brother and grandfather, James Edward Gear, 74, resident of Brook Street, North Sydney on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home. Born in Florence, he was a son of the late James and Gertrude (Boutilier) Gear. He was employed as a coal miner working with Devco for many years. He was an adherent to the United Church. Surviving is his wife, Lois MacKinnon a daughter, Laurel (Joe) Kirrane, Virginia, U.S.A. five sons, Roy (Kim), Blaine (Patti), Kevin (Shelly), all of Ontario, Michael (Bernice), North Sydney, and Gordon (Maria) Gear, Sydney Mines two sisters, Gertie Slade (Junior Morris), North Sydney, Pauline Gear, Florence also by 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. James was predeceased by a son, James, a daughter, Lois, sisters, Doris, Ada, Edna and brothers, Bill, John, Gordon. No visitation by request. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today (Monday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to take place in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines, at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.
1/26/2011 Florence
Gear John Frederick Gear Cape Breton Post 1/5/2010
John Frederick Gear, Florence

Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away at the Northside General Hospital, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, surrounded by his loving family.
John was the son of the late James and Gertrude (Boutlier) Gear.
He was a member of the Wilson United Church.
He was a decorated veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas.
He worked as a coal miner for 47 years.
He is survived by his three daughters, Shirley (Norbert) Murphy, Mahone Bay, Doris Clarkson, Florence, Marilyn (Richard) Lochan, Calgary; sons, Douglas (Teresa) Gear, Calgary, Percy, Margaree; three sisters, Edna Marks, Pauline Gear, Gertie Slade; brother, James (Lois) Gear; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his wife, Ella Grace and son, Johnny.
John was called ‘a family man’ — a man who spent his time with family enjoying camping, the summers in Middle River and Margaree, where he had a summer home and numerous friends. He was also an avid fisherman who loved to spend time on the river. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation wil be held in Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Wilson United Church, Florence, Norma Mills officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery.
Donations can be made to charity of one’s choice or to Wilson United Church.
Online condolences can be sent to the family fillmoreandwhitman@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/3/2010

Geddes Hazel Geddes CBP 2/7/2013
Hazel Geddes
Passed on: February 5th, 2013
It is with heartbreak and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Hazel Evelyn Geddes of Sydney River on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the emergency department of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney.
Hazel was the daughter of the late Herman and Mary Winsor of Sydney.
Left to mourn are daughter, Carolyn (Kerry) Waterfield; son, Bruce (Judy) Olson; stepdaughter, June MacLean; stepdaughter, Evelyn (Clifford) Meeks; stepson, Lee Geddes; stepdaughter-in-law, Ruthanne Geddes; as well as 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Roy Geddes (2011) as well as her first husband, Con Olson (1959), sister and brother-in-law, Doris (Harold) MacLeod, her stepson, Robert Geddes and grandsons, Benjamin ‘Ben’ Geddes and David MacLean.
Hazel worked at J.W. Stephens, Stott Aluminum and Read Lumber for many years before her retirement.
Hazel was a faithful member of First United Church, where she held several positions over the years. She was also a member of Club 55, Riverdale Seniors Club, Steelworkers and Pensioners Club, Club 105 and the Spanish River Seniors Club.
Hazel moved to Parkland Retirement Home in September 2012, where she enjoyed the exceptional accommodations and care.
Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St. Sydney. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery will take place at a later date.
A special thank you is extended to the 3rd floor staff at the Parkland Facility for their personal attention extended to Hazel, Dr. Kevin Orrell for his special attention, as well as the staff and doctors at the emergency department of the regional hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfuneralhome.com.
2/5/2013

Geddes Mary "Toots" Geddes Cape Breton Post 2/5/2005 Carol MacLean MARY AGNES "TOOTS" GEDDES - 76 - Glace Bay - We regret to announce the passing of Mary "Toots" Geddes of 5 Station Street, Glace Bay, on Wednesday February 2, 2005 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. Born in Dominion, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Helen (Baker) Young. Toots is survived by daughters Lynda (Barry Bisson), Brenda (Kevin Dunn), Helen (Cecil Spears), and Joan, one son Richard Geddes, step-children Andrew (Mary), Heather MacNeil and Elizabeth, at home, she is also survived by 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, one sister Shirley (James Nemis) of New Waterford. Toots will be fondly remembered by Wayne and Bertha Wilson, who affectionately called her Ma, and also life-long friends Rose Hill and Sharon. Toots was predeceased by her first husband, Joe Hill, and by her second husband, Alex Geddes, son Ronald Hill, sister Vivian and brother Gus. Visitation for the late Toots Geddes will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2005 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in Patten Funeral Home, and Chapel, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Monday February7th, at 11 am in the funeral home chapel, with Fr. John Graham officiating.


Geddes Mary Catherine 'Cathy' (Murphy) Geddes Cape Breton Post 11/5/2009
Mary Catherine (Cathy) Geddes, North Sydney

Born at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Catherine (Cathy) Geddes, 58, resident of Parkview Place, North Sydney, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in North Sydney, Cathy was the daughter of Ada (Stamper) Murphy of North Sydney and of the late Hughie Murphy.
She was employed for a number of years with C.N. Marine in North Sydney and later Via Rail in Halifax. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Cathy and her husband Lowell were residents of Quispamsis, N.B. for 22 years, returning to live in North Sydney just a few months ago.
She was a member and group leader with the Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society of Canada. She was the first woman in Eastern Canada to receive a new type of treatment for her disease.
Cathy loved reading, cooking, flowers, art, sewing, animals, crossword puzzles and had a perfect score on the New York Times crossword on several occasions, she also enjoyed entertaining in her home especially past students of Lowell’s who would visit and the times her and Lowell went touring on motorcycles. Cathy was a gentle, graceful lady who always lived her life with a positive attitude and she was a great inspiration who helped many other people in their struggle with Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumors.
Surviving besides her mother, Ada Murphy is her husband Lowell Geddes; two brothers, Jim Murphy, North Sydney, Tom (Maureen) Murphy, Sydney Mines; niece, Angie Murphy, Calgary; mother-in-law, Mona Geddes, North Sydney; and sister-in-law, Joanne (Jim) MacDonald, Ottawa.
She was predeceased by her father Hughie Murphy and father-in-law, Vernon Geddes.
No visitation by request. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Jim Attwood officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
11/3/2009 North Sydney
Geddes Ramona Geddes CBP 7/25/2013
Ramona Geddes
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed in: North Sydney
Passed on: July 23rd, 2013
Ramona Sylvia Geddes Passed away peacefully on July 23, 2013 in the AnCala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Angela (Robinson) Shinners, Sydney Mines.
Mona loved life, and early in her life she worked at Woolworths, Sydney Mines. In her married life she ran Mona’s Dairy, Greenhill Florence. She had a strong interest in plants and flowers and worked in the family green house. Later upon her husband’s retirement she spent many wonderful years at Lake Ainslie. Mona loved the outdoors and nature and the companionship of many friends.
Later upon moving back to the Northside, she was a member of the Bras d’Or Seniors Club, where she enjoyed dancing and would be the first up on the floor. She was a very kind and considerate person and will be missed by all.
Mona is survived by her loving son Lowell, North Sydney and her daughter Joanne MacDonald, Ottawa. Along with five sisters, Yvonne Struthers, Guelph, Ontario, Ellen (Bill) Cullen, Victoria B.C., Frances (Ronald) Pye, Sydney Mines, Jill (David) Guy, Sydney Mines, and Georgie (James) Cogan, North Sydney and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Mona was predeceased by her husband Vernon, and sister Lorraine Frances, Sydney.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a private family service held under the care and direction of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ramona’s memory may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com.
7/23/2013 Sydney Mines
Geddes Robert Manning Geddes Cape Breton Post 9/28/2009
Robert Manning Geddes, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Robert Manning Geddes of Sydney on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. Robert was the beloved Husband for 35 years of Ruthanne (Eddy) and father of Barbara Geddes. Robert was the son of Roy B. Geddes and step-mother, Hazel (Winsor Olson) Geddes.
Robert was predeceased by his son, Benjamin (Ben), mother, Madeline (Geldart) and father-in-law, Arnold Eddy.
Left to mourn are sister, June MacLean, Sydney; brother, Lee, Sydney; stepbrother, Bruce Olson (Judy), Sydney River; and stepsister, Carolyn Waterfield. In addition are special nieces, Susan MacLean (Roger) and Ann Young (Doug and Jennifer), Alberta; goddaughter, Tryphena Fisher-Long and many nieces and nephews. Also left to mourn are mother in-law, Anna Eddy and Ruthanne’s eight siblings, their families and many children. Not to mention Robert’s closest ‘partners in crime’, Robert Mahoney, Vince Carrigan, Greg MacEachern and Jim Spagnolatti (and the members of the Cape Breton Antique and Custom Car Club). Additionally, the many friends who will miss Robert extend beyond the boundaries of our small Island.
Robert was an original partner in Nardocchio Geddes Hyundai dealership, and enjoyed his career in the car business until forced to retire due to Illness.
Robert was in the process of restoring a 1935 Ford Flat-Back in memory of his son Ben. Now in memory of both, his family will finish restoring and show his passion proudly at car shows to come. He also cherished his 1967 Ford Thunderbird which he not only showed annually but would often generously chauffer beloved family and friends during their special occasions.
Visitation for the late Robert Geddes will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Monday, Sept. 28 from 6-9 p.m. A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at the funeral home in the All Faith Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wade Reppert officiating. Reception will take place immediately after the funeral service. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Ben Geddes Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cape Breton University.
Online condolences may be sent to info@pierfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction to the Pier Community Funeral Home.

Robert M. Geddes


Card of Thanks
Robert M. Geddes
1953 – 2009

It is not very often that the citizen’s of Sydney and Sydney River see a procession of antique and custom cars parade through the streets on a Tuesday afternoon, but that was the case on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 when the Cape Breton Antique and Custom Car Club, under Cape Breton Regional Police escort expertly led by Csp. Ryan Brufatto, escorted the remains of Robert M. Geddes to his final resting place in Sydney Forks. Robert loved anything associated with cars; this was a fitting way to demonstrate your respect for his passion. – Thank you to all who participated in the procession.

To the many friends, family, and associates who visited the funeral home, traveled from east and west, sent flowers, donations to Ben’s scholarship fund or charity of choice, to those who sent food to our home, phone calls from near and far, we are forever thankful. To the auto dealerships and car parts suppliers, thank you for your kind words and offerings.

A special thank you to EHS staff for your professionalism and care during those dramatic moments.

To Cathy and Mom who stayed with us for two weeks to help us through the trauma of Robert’s sudden passing – we are so lucky to have family.

To the honourary pallbearers, Herb Martell, Jim Spagnolatti, Vince Carrigan, Greg McEachen, and Robert Mahoney – Robert cherished your friendship and respected you dearly. To urn bearer – Wendell Eddy – Robert would be so proud of you – you carried him with pride and dignity. Thank you all for being there for him.

To Rev. Wade Reppert – the service was perfect for Robert. Thank you.

To Rev. Eugene Fisher (brother-in-law) – Thank you for the reading, the funny stories, and assisting us through those initial meetings. We are thankful to have you with us.

To life-long friend, Robert Mahoney, thank you for the eulogy. You captured Robert wholeheartedly.

To Mary Williams – thank you for managing the reception. Your attention to detail did not go unnoticed.

To Bill Laurie and his staff at the Pier Community Funeral Home – words cannot express our gratitude for your professionalism, attention to detail and superb friendliness through this difficult time. The verse at the gravesite and the release of the doves were beautiful and so very calming. Thank you for being there for us.

God Bless you all.

Ruthanne, Barbara, Roy and Hazel Geddes
9/26/2009

Geddes Roy Geddes CBP 1/1/2011
Roy Geddes

Born in: Old Barns Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 01/01/2011

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Roy Benjamin Geddes of Sydney River on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care home. Roy was the beloved husband for 50 years to Hazel (Windsor-Olson). Roy was the son of Gordon and Susan (Crowe) Geddes of Old Barns, Truro, N.S. Left to mourn are daughter, June Mac Lean and son, Lee Geddes stepson, Bruce (Judy) Olson stepdaughter, Carolyn (Kerry) Waterfield and daughter-in-law, Ruthanne Geddes, as well as 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Roy was predeceased by his first wife, Madaline, sister, Freeda, brother, Stewart, and a sister-in-infancy. Most recently, he was predeceased by his youngest son, Robert Geddes and grandsons, Benjamin 'Ben' Geddes and David Mac Lean. Roy was one of the founding members of the Golden K Kinsmen Club and Spanish River Seniors Club. Roy was a faithful member of First United Church where he held several volunteer positions including Clerk of Session and Elder. He was also a member of Club 55, Riverside Seniors Club, Steelworkers and Pensioners Club, and Club 105. A carpenter and cabinetmaker by trade, Roy leaves behind many beautiful pieces of furniture, cabinets, ornaments, and wooden toys that he hand crafted. He worked his trade at Schurmans (PEI), Halldays (Truro), JW Stephens (Sydney) and finally retired from Read Lumber in Sydney. At this time the family wish to send a heart-filled thank you to the staff at Harbourstone for the meticulous care and attention paid to Roy during his stay. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place tonight, Monday, Jan 3, 2011, at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Wade Reppert presiding at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. Reception to follow Burial at Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations can be sent to First United Church, Red Cross, Ben Geddes Memorial fund at Cape Breton University, or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.chanfuneralhome.com.
1/1/2011 Old Barns, Truro
Genge Raymond Genge CBP 3/8/2012
Raymond GengeBorn In: Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, CanadaPassed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 6th, 2012John and Shirlee (Genge) Cruickshank and family of Point Edward, wish to announce the passing of Raymond Victor Genge on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Taigh Na Mara nursing home, veterans wing, where Ray had been a resident for the past seven years.Born in Port aux Basques, N.L., Ray served in the Second World War as a gunner and lived the rest of his life in P.E.I. as an entrepreneur, over the years owning and operating a service station, restaurants and the DeSable Motel until his retirement.Ray was predeceased by his wife, Daisy (Hambly) in 1984.Ray leaves behind his son, Roy (Veda), Charlottetown; grandchildren, Nicole, Kamala and Raylee; and daughter, Shirlee (John) Cruickshank, Point Edward, and grandchildren, Jonathan, Joel-Raun and Chelsea.Dad will be returning to his beloved P.E.I., where he will be laid to rest from MacLean Funeral Home in Charlottetown.The family would like to thank family and friends for all their generous love and support. Special thanks to the staff of Taigh Na Mara for the compassionate and wonderful care that was given to Ray. In his “Home by the Sea,” you made his difficult walk all that much easier. Thank you for assisting to retain his dignity.Shirlee wants to acknowledge how much she has appreciated friends and acquaintances inquiring as to her dad’s well being. These simple gestures of care and concern provided comfort through these last years.Thank you “Cape Breton” for welcoming and taking great care of Ray through these years. 3/6/2012 Port aux Basques, Newfoundland
Genter Diane Genter CBP 3/12/2012
Diane GenterBorn In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Florence, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: March 9th, 2012With heavy hearts, we, the family of Diane Genter announce the sudden passing of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many.Diane passed away Friday, March 19, 2012, at the ICU, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late William T. and Jeanette (Hines) Williams.She is survived by her loving daughter, Debbie (Brian), Porters Lake; her sons, James (Kelly) and Gregory ‘Nick’ (Wina), both in Florence; her grandchildren, Alyssa, Akayla, Trystan and Nikolas; her only great-grandson, baby Carson; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her sisters Janice (Jeff), Fort McMurray, Violet (Mike), North Sydney, and Jackie (Bud), Florence; her brothers, Bill and Paul, Fort McMurrayl and her very special goddaughter, Sheila Jessome.Besides her parents she was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband John, her sisters, Yvonne and Mae and her niece Linda.Visitation today (Monday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines at a later date.There will be a luncheon in St. Stephen’s Church Hall following the service.Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.She is gone but she will always be in our hearts. Love you mom. 3/9/2012 Sydney Mines
Genter John Genter  CBP 9/21/2010
With heavy hearts we, the family of John Genter, announce the sudden passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. John passed away Sunday, Sept.  19, 2010, at the QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Sydney Mines, he was the son of Teddy and Ruby (Mauger) Genter. He is survived by the love of his life, Diane (Williams), Florence; his loving daughter, Debbie (Brian), Porters Lake; his sons, James (Kelly) and Gregory (Wina), Florence; his grandchildren,  Alyssa, Akayla, Trystan and Nikolas, who he adored; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his brothers, Kenneth (Martha) and Teddy (Edna); his sisters, Selina (Cecil)MacDonald, Diane and Ruby, all of Sydney Mines. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Marjorie and his brother, Joseph. Visitation today (Tuesday), 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen's  Church, Florence, with Fr. Ajit Kerketta officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sydney Mines. Donations in his memory may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca. You are gone, but you will always be in my heart.    9/18/2010 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Genter Kenneth Cornelius Genter  CBP 10/12/2010
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Cornelius Genter of Sydney Mines, on Oct. 9, 2010, after a lengthy illness. Kenneth was the son of the late Theodore and Ruby (Mauger) Genter. He is survived by his wife, Martha (Carey); his sons, John (Charlene), Florence, and Richard (Laureen), Sydney; his daughters, Corrina (Normand), Dartmouth, and Rebecca (Josh), SydneyMines; and his six grandchildren, Aaron, Melissa, Joshua, Jeffrey, Sarah and Chloe. Also surviving are his sisters, Selina (Cecil), Diane and Ruby; his brother, Theodore (Edna); and several  nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John, a brother, Joseph in infancy, and his sister, Marjorie. Kenneth was a former employee of Devco where he retired in 2000. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed bowling in his earlier years. The family would like to thank Dr. McKeough, the nurses and all staff members on 4 West and the palliative care volunteers at the Northside General Hospital. Visitation will take place today (Tuesday), 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception  Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.   10/9/2010 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Genter Ruby Jane Genter Cape Breton Post 2/1/2005 Carol MacLean Ruby Jane Genter, 86, of Crescent Street, Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2005 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Petites, NL, she was the daughter of the late Goodison and Selina Mauger. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. She is survivied by her daughters Selina (Cecil) MacDonald, Ruby and Diane, sons Teddy (Edna), Kenneth (Martha), all of Sydney Mines, John (Diane) of Florence. Ruby's 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren were everything to her. She is also survived by her loving brother Cecil and her friend Irene of Stephenville, NL, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ruby was predeceased by husband Theordore (Ted), daughter Marjorie, son, Joseph and great-grandson Garric, both in infancy, sisters Hattie Hatcher, Rose Blanche, stepfather Joseph Strickland, half-sister Bessie Slaunwhite, and step-brother Norman Strickland. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday Feb 3, 2005 at 10 am in Immaculate Conception Church, with Fr. Daniel MacLellan officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care, the Victorian Order of Nurses, or the Heart and Storke Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home, Sydney Mines.


Gentile Marion Gentile Cape Breton Post 10/18/2008
Marion Gentile 92, Sydney - Marion Viola Gentile, 92, a resident of Harbourstone Enhanced Care, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at Harbourstone. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Murdock and Annie (Lewis) Campbell. Marion was a member of St. Anthony Daniel parish. She was a caring and compassionate person who always thought of her family first. Surviving are her sons, Barry, Stellarton and Wayne (Mary Joseph), Sydney River; sister, Ivy (Mrs. Duncan Morrison); brothers, Douglas (Lilly) and Cecil, Sydney; daughter-in-law, Mamie, Halifax; grandchildren, Melissa, Mark, Michael and Lindsay; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Melia. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Humbert; sisters, Marguerite Clements and Frances Christie; sister-in-law, Ruby Campbell; brother-in-law, Henry Clements. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony Daniel Church on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald MacGillivray officiating. Interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of St. Ann's Bay at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, as well as to Doug and Lil. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at 10/17/2008 Born in Sydney
George Barbara A. George Cape Breton Post 1/3/2005 Carol MacLean BARBARA A. GEORGE - 83 - Sydney - Barbara George of MacGillivray Guest Home, passed away peacefully on Friday December 31, 2004 at the residence. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Jennings) Waye. She was a member of Christ Anglican Church. Barbara is survived by five daughters Gloria Mercer of Brampton, Ontario, Carol (Tom) Corbett, Sharon (John) Crane, Betty (Bill) Penny, Glenda Landry, all of Sydney, son Bobby (Ann) of Sydney, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two sisters Mary Boyd and Gail Anderson, both of Sydney, three brothers Nelson Waye of Scarborough, Ontario, Joe and Sean Waye of Sydney. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Basil George, one daughter Connie, one son Melvin, three sisters Elizabeth MacPhail, Stella Wall and Viola Lee, three brothers Donald, Wallace and Bernard. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held in Christ Church on Tuesday at 11 am with Rev Fred Rhymes officiating. Interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at: sydmemchapel@ns.symatico.ca


George Catherine M. (Fraser) George Cape Breton Post 2/24/2010
Catherine M. (Fraser) George

Born in: New Victoria, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 12/08/1931

Passed away in: Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 23/02/2010

Catherine George, born Aug. 12, 1931, of Victoria Mines and formerly of 17 Gillis Lane, New Victoria, passed away peacefully Feb. 23, 2010, at An Cala, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in New Victoria, she was the adopted daughter of the late Joseph and Kate (McKinnon) Fraser.
Catherine attended All Saints Anglican Church, New Waterford.
Catherine received a great amount of joy from her cat, C’mon. She also enjoyed working in her flower garden and playing cards.
Catherine is survived and will be sadly missed by her children, Leonard, Dartmouth, Lois (Albert), New Waterford, Norene (Edward), Victoria Mines (with whom she resided); and daughter-in-law, Arlene; grandchildren, Chandra, Ashley and Kathleen, Courtney and Lucinda, Robert and Kenzie. Also surviving are her siblings, Patricia, Betty, Arthur, Joseph, Evelyn, Hattie and David.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert and her son, Terrence.
There will be no visitation. A private family graveside service will be held at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of one’s choice. No flowers by request.
A special thank you to the ‘girls’ of the County Homemakers, VON, Dr. Gowan and the staff of An Cala.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
2/23/2010 New Victoria 12/08/1931
George Clifford Charles George THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 12/6/2002 George Rose GEORGE, Clifford Charles - 83, Janvrins Harbour, died June 11, 2002, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in Janvrins Harbour, he was a son of the late Charles Alexander and Laura May (Nicolle) George. He served in the 2nd Batt. Pictou Highlanders from January 10, 1941 to October 11, 1945, receiving the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, 1939- 45 War Medal. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 150, Arichat. He is survived by his companion of 29 years, Marion Miller, Janvrins Harbour; daughters, Carol Fougere (Fred), Janvrins Harbour; Laura Trudell (Jay), Waterdown, Ont.; sons, Ulysse (Cathy), Dartmouth; Graham, Calvin (Judy), both of Puslinch, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Hazel; brothers, Leonard, Harold; daughter-in-law, Trudy Spear. Visitation in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat, today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m. Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John Anglican Church, Arichat, Archdeacon Peter MacRae officiating. Burial to follow in St. John Anglican Church Cemetery. All members of Branch 150, Royal Canadian Legion are asked to meet in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to attend the funeral of their late comrade. Memorial donations to Isle Madame Veterans Comfort Fund.


George Edmund T. George CBP 10/3/2012
Edmund George

Born In: New Waterford , Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: New Waterford, Newfoundland, Canada
Passed on: October 1st, 2012

With broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished husband, father, brother and grandfather at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital on Oct. 1, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Robert and Alice George. Dad was a member of the Canadian Forces (Black Watch) for three years, returned to Cape Breton to work in various coal mines for 35 years until his retirement due to illness. Dad also was a lobster fisherman. Until recently, he would take a drive to New Victoria to watch the power of the ocean that he loved and also enjoyed a good game of cribbage. He took great pleasure in the family visits, especially the little ones, his eyes would always brighten when the babies were present. George is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Christina and granddaughter, Tammy (at home); daughter, Linda (Archie) MacDonald, Gardiner Mines; sons, David (Millie), Vince (Shelly), New Victoria, Brian (Elaine), Stephen (Sheila), Kevin (Judy), New Waterford, and Harold-Whitey (Lonna), Cole Harbour; brother, Kenny (Marge), New Victoria and sister, Edith Martin, Sydney. Grampy/Poppy will be sadly missed by his 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and extended family members. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother, Robert; sister, Dorothy and granddaughter, Brittany. As per George's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500. Donations may be made to the Lung Association or a charity of choice. To send online condolences go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com.
10/1/2012 New Waterford
George Jimmy George Cape Breton Post 5/24/2008
Jimmy George 71, Christmas Island - James Joseph George, who was born on Sept. 29, 1936, in Hyannis, Cape Cod, Mass., the son of the late James and Margaret (MacNeil) George, died peacefully on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Palliative Care Unit 'An Cala' in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Jimmy was a U.S. Naval veteran. He was self-employed as a fisherman for a number of years. He also was employed in boat building in the Cape Cod area. He is survived by his wife, Theresa (MacKenzie) George; sons, Gary and Barry; brother, Herb; nieces, Peggy, Kendra and Correne and nephew, Charlie. Visitation for the late Mr. George will take place Sunday, May 25 at St. Barra's Church from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, May 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. in St. Barra's Church with Rev. Charles Donovan officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit 'An Cala' at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. On line condolences may be sent to 5/22/2008

George Joseph Clancy George THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 8/9/2005 George Rose GEORGE, Joseph Clancy - 86, Arichat, passed away peacefully August 8, 2005, at his residence in St. Anne Community & Nursing Care Centre, Arichat. Formerly of Janvrin's Island, he was a son of the late Clinton and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Forgeron) George. He was a fisherman and was a former employee of the Richmond District School Board, as a bus driver. He was also a past member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4607, West Arichat. Clancy had a great love for his family, enjoyed sailing his boat, fishing, and the company of his many good friends. He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Lana Fougere (Paul), New Glasgow; son, Henry Allan (Joan Elaine), Mulgrave; sisters, Lillian Landry (Ralph), Petit de Grat; Gertie McGrath (Wilfred), Janvrin's Island; brother, Willard (Lorna), Arichat; grandchildren, Craig, Kirk, Allan, Trent, and Chelcy; great-grandson, Zackery; wonderful companion, friend and care giver, Lucille Frank. He was predeceased by his wife, M. Josephine A. (Doiron); son, Paul, and sister, Cecelia and one sister in infancy. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Clancy in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in West Arichat Thursday morning at 11 a.m. with Rev. Stephane Gamache presiding. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations can be made to the ALS Society of Canada. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at: www.chboudreau.com


George Josephine A. George THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 1/8/2004 George Rose GEORGE, Josephine A. - 82, Janvrin's Island, Richmond Co., passed away peacefully January 6, 2004, with her loving family by her side in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. Born in West Arichat, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Belle (Forrest) Doiron. She was a long-time member of Immaculate Conception Parish C.W.L. and was very active in the parish as a member of the choir, a lector, and a Eucharistic minister. She was also a member of the Club 55, in Janvrin's Island, and secretary/treasurer of the Janvrin's Island Community Centre for years. Josephine was very active in the community and was famous for her fudge. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Clancy; daughter, Lana Fougere (Paul), New Glasgow; son, Henry Allan (Joan Elaine), Mulgrave; grandchildren, Craig, Kirk, Allan, Trent and Chelcy. She was predeceased by her son, Paul; brother Roland. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and on Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Parish, West Arichat, Rev. Bruno Ruel officiating. Burial to follow in Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery, West Arichat. Family flowers only please. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery Fund. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: www.chboudreau.com


George Mrs (Major) George Davis Sydney Post Record p 3 1/8/1937 R. Fraser Many friends in this city will learn with regret of the death of Mrs (Major) George Davis, Salvation Army, which occurred yesterday in Grace hospital, Halifax. Mrs Davis and her husband had charge of the Prince street Citadel here for several years, and upon their transfer to Halifax, a year and a half ago, they were succeeded by Capt Don Ford and Mrs Ford. While in Sydney, the Davis' made many friends who will learn of her passing with profound regret. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son and a daughter. Although transferred to Liverpool, N.S. some time ago, Mrs Davis will be interred in Halifax, the funeral to take place on Saturday afternoon.


Gerald Roy 'Bugles' Gerald


Roy 'Bugles' Gerald MacNeil 1932-2008, Glace Bay

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Roy 'Bugles' Gerald MacNeil, 76, of Princess Street, Glace Bay. Gerald passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at his residence. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Charles and Nora. He was employed with Devco retiring after 34 years of service. He enjoyed playing darts and pool. Gerald was a former member of the Army Navy Air Force Veterans in Canada, Glace Bay. Gerald will be sadly missed by wife, Delores (Popwell); daughters, Charlene (Jimmy), Ann (Angus), Diana (Sean), Rita (Paul), Joanne (Andy); sons, Gerard (Rhodina), Roy (Diane), Ray (Lucy), Alex (Lisa), Eric (Laurel), David (Kathy), Russel (Marilyn), Art, Robert; brothers, Joe, Terry; sisters, Martha, Rosemary, Janette, Dena; 42 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Besides his birth parents, he was predeceased by chosen parents, Joe and Sarah Hines, brothers, Neil, Billy, Dan, sisters, Sarah, Bessy, Cleana, sons, Joseph, Donald and daughter, Gail Patricia. Visitation for Gerald MacNeil will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, 2-4 p.m. with a funeral service to follow, both in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home & Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences to the MacNeil family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
12/29/2008 Born in Glace Bay
Gerard George Gerard Cape Breton Post 2/1/2010
George Gerard, Halifax

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Words can not express how saddened we are to announce the sudden passing of our brother and son George Gerard, on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Hailfax.
Born and raised in Sydney, George was the son of Blanche Gerard and the late Maurice Gerard of Sydney.
George ran his own business in Halifax as a computer tech. Evenings would find him helping out and delivering pizza for Euro pizza. George enjoyed meeting people and always has a smile for everyone. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Besides his mother, George is survived by his companion and best friend, Angela Nicoletopoulos; sisters, Marilyn Hayes, Sydney, Pauline (Donnie) Holmes, Waverley; brothers, Bob (Angela), Lower Sackville, Gary (Marcella), Beaver Bank. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Nick Giannopoulos for being like family to George.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A private family service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel.
Donations in George’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Condolences to the family may be made to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/29/2010 Sydney
Gerard Karen (Cohen) Gerard CBP 6/25/2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved sister Karen (Cohen) Gerard who lost her private and courageous battle with cancer on June 21, 2012. Karen was a graduate of Morrison Glace Bay High School and went on to graduate from the Cape Breton Business College. She then left her beloved Cape Breton to go to Toronto to find work. After a couple of years in Toronto, she made Hamilton her home for almost 40 years. Karen worked for Home Depot, Burlington store, at the time of her illness and tried every day to go there as she felt they were her extended family and it made her feel good to be around them. When she could no longer work she still made visits to the store to see the people she so dearly loved. Karen was an amazing sister, friend and confident. Although she was a private and independent person, once she touched your life you had a forever friend. Her love and respect of all animals could be clearly seen. A home was not a home without a cat, a dog or some other living creature. Karen had a great zest for life and lived it to the fullest. Left to mourn her passing are her brother, Myron (Charlene), and her sister, Elaine. Also left behind are best friends, Carl Gerard, Anita MacDonald, Mira Bates, Billy Bates and Stan Carey who stood beside her through this long and courageous battle. Also left to mourn are her nephews, Aaron Cohen, Matthew Cohen and Jason Cohen, her extended family at the Home Depot store in Burlington, Ont., and her extended family Rosalie and Danny, Matthew and Tanya Bates. Her beloved cat, Benson, who never left her side is also left behind and grieving. Karen was predeceased by our parents, Saul and Libby (Katz) Cohen. Services for Karen will be held at Patten Funeral Home in Glace Bay on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. Donations in Karen’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton SPCA. Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. 6/21/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gerard Rev. John Gerard Webb
10/18/2005 Carol MacLean Rev. John Gerard Webb SYDNEY Fr. Webb died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Fr. Webb was born April 30, 1918, in Havre Boucher. He attended St. FX University, Antigonish, and St. Paul's Seminary in Ottawa. He was ordained a priest on June 8, 1946, in Havre Boucher by Cardinal James McGuigan of Toronto. He served as assistant priest in Havre Boucher, Sydney Mines and Sydney. In 1952 he was appointed part-time director of the Antigonish Diocesan Charities. He then completed his studies at the Maritime School of Social Work in Halifax and was subsequently appointed full-time director of the Antigonish Diocesan Charities by the late Bishop John R. MacDonald. In 1959 Bishop MacDonald authorized him to begin Talbot House in Frenchvale. In 1972 he was appointed parish priest of St. Mary's, Frenchvale, and served in that capacity as well as director of Talbot House until 1976 when he was appointed to St. Andrew's, Boisdale. While at Boisdale, he founded and directed Gillis House. Fr.Webb was the holder of an honorary doctorate from Dalhousie University and a member of the Order of Canada. He touched the lives of many persons. His goodness, love and profound respect for all were shared with people of many faiths and cultural backgrounds. He will be sorely missed by all with whom be shared life's path. Fr. Webb is survived by sister-in-law, Teresa Bonvie; 13 nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his parents, William Edward and Mary Ellen Webb, sister, Loretta Anderson, brothers, Berk, Xavier, Stephen (who died overseas in the Second World War), sister-in-law Eleanor, brother-inlaw, Hyland Anderson, niece, Lois Webb, nephew, William Webb. Visitation for the late Fr. John Webb will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 7-9 p.m. in St. Andrew's Church, Boisdale. His remains will be transferred to Sacred Heart Church, Sydney, where visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be a Bible vigil Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 2 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Frenchvale. Family flowers only by request. Memorial donations may be made to Talbot House or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.symaptico.


Gerden Phyllis Gerden CBP 8/2/2012
Passed in: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada With her family by her side, Phyllis passed in the comfort of her own home. Beloved wife of Frank. Loving mother of Venette (Sean) Purcell and Joy (Shane) Rusin. Proud Nana of Alex, Brianna, Autumn, Quinn, Gwendolyn and James. Dear sister to Rita, Ernest, Bernard and Lloyd. Fondly remembered by her extended family & many wonderful friends. Predeceased by her mother, Phyllis Halloran and siblings, Margaret, Mary, Ronald and John. A special thank you to all those who were involved in caring for Phyllis. Friends may call at the Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel, 39 Court St., St. Catharines on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at The Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 67 Church St., St. Catharines on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. Vigil prayers will be celebrated at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. Rite of Committal to follow in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations to Cancer Assistance Program (CAP), 569 Concession St. Hamilton, L8V 1B2 (905-383-9797) would be appreciated by the family.


Gero Clarence Gero The Cape Breton Post 5/4/2004 Maureen McNeil Gero, Clarence, 80, of Falmouth St., Sydney, NS died April 29, 2004 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Tracadie, NS is was a son of the late WIlbert and Stella Gero. He was retired from Eastern Transport. He is survived by a daughter, Leona Gero. Clarence was predecesed by his wife Josephine Estwick. Visitation to be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel Wednesday 7-9 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family at: sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


Gerow Annabell "Ann" Gerow Cape Breton Post 12/14/2004 Carol MacLeanl Ann Gerow of Ocean View Blvd, New Waterford, 63, passed away suddenly on Monday December 16, 2004 at home. Born in Sydney, and a long-time resident of St. Peter's, Ann was the daughter of the late Burge and Rachael (MacLeod) Ross of St. Peter's, CB. She will be remembered as a very pleasant, quiet, and easygoing woman, who had a great sense of humour. Ann had a great love for aminals, especially horses and also loved walking. It was hard to gor through New Waterford without seeing Ann walking the streets. She is survived by her companion, Edward J. Hewer, three sons Carl (Leslee) of Sydney, Allister (Cheryl) of New Waterford, and Lennie (Adrienne) of Halifax, also several brothers and sisters and grandchildren. Ann is also survived by her best friend from the boulevard, Mary MacMullin. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother and sister, and grandson, Ross Gerow. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm with funeral service at 11 am on Thursday all in the V.M. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. The service will be officiated by Pastor Andrew Regich of the United Pentecostal Church in Sydney. Interment will take place in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. If so desired, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Gerrard Mrs. Dan Gerrard The Halifax Herald, Halifax, N.S. 1/18/1935 George Newbury NEW WATERFORD, Jan 17 - Mrs. Dan Gerrard, 62, died at her home here today following lengthy illness. A native of Belgium, she came to Cape Breton in 1913 and moved to this town 15 years ago. Her husband and three sons, Joseph and Louis of Reserve and Captain Walter Gerrard, of Liverpool, N.S. survive.


Gerrew Marie Gerrew The C.B.Post 6/10/2004 Maureen McNeil Gerrew, Marie, 57 of Florence, NS - The family announces the death of Marie (Keigan) Gerrow, 57, who lost her life to a long brave battle with cancer and passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at her home on Shore Rd. Florence. Born in North Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Lillian (Pearcy)Keigan. She will be dearly missed by her two sons, Bobbie and Donnie Gerrow and daughters in law, Marie Gerrow and Susan Gerrow; her only daughter, Monica Hoveland; her three grandchildren; son in law Paul Hoveland; three grandchildren, Bobby Gerrow III; Aaron and Julianna Hoveland and her husband of 29 years, Bob Gerrow; sisters, Dorothy (Blair) Young; Lillian (Harold) Donovan; Jeany Keigan (Chuck); Cathy (Scott) Leaman, all of Sydney Mines; Edna (Sherman) Devoe, Florence; Lucy (Felix) Smith, Wagmatcook; Edith (Bill) Bonnar, Millville; six brothers, Bill (Rachel) Keigan, Sydney; Ernest Jr. Keigan, Halifax; Jerry (Brenda) Keigan, Kitchner; Tom (Emily) Keigan, North Sydney; David Keigan, Hamilton; Leonard Keigan, Cambridge; her uncle Bill Pearcy; three aunts, Marie (Dea) Anderson; Anna McCarthy and Jean (Art) Strickley, extended family, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Dneeis Keigan and sister Elizabeeth Keigan. Visitation Thursday 7-9 pm; Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass Saturday, 10 am at St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. A reception to follow at Florence Legion.


Gerrior Ambrose Simon "The Chief" Gerrior THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 11/20/2002 George Rose GERRIOR, Ambrose Simon "The Chief" - 80, Port Royal, Richmond Co., passed away suddenly November 19, 2002, at home. Born in Port Royal, he was a son of the late Patsy and Minnie (LeBlanc) Gerrior. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, West Arichat. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 47, Grand Anse. Ambrose truly enjoyed being "The Chief Cook" for the guys during hunting season. He loved the outdoors to the fullest and also his drives on his ATV. His love for his grandchildren will never be forgotten. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Keating; daughters, Gladys (Chris), Halifax; Glenda (Charlie), Port Royal; sons, Stephen (Collette), Petit de Grat; James (Rhonda), Port Royal; grandchildren, Jessica, Cristal, Sarah, Danielle, Santana, Shelby, Becky, Brady; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Matthew. He was predeceased by grandson, Devan; sisters, Lavina, Deltha, Viola, Gladys, Florence, Lorraine, Dorothy, Marguerite, Cataline, Ruth and Lavina and twins at birth; brothers, Hycinth, Sandy, Albert, Willard and James. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Military funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church, West Arichat, Rev. Bruno Ruel officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: c.h.boudreau@ns.sympatico.ca


Gerrior George Gregory Gerrior CBP 4/29/2011
George Gregory Gerrior

Born In: Johnstown, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Johnstown, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 27/04/2011

It is with great sadness that we, the family of George, announce his passing Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Born in Johnstown, C.B., he was the son of Mary Catherine (Campbell) Gerrior and the late Joseph Gerrior. He was a lifelong, active member of Sacred Heart parish in Johnstown. For 39 years, George worked as a professional driver for Seaboard Transport Group. Over the years on the road, his work gave him the opportunity to establish many friendships across Cape Breton Island. When he wasn't driving, he took every opportunity to enjoy get-togethers with family, music and friends. He could often be found in the yard working at some of his favourite pastimes landscaping or gardening. He took great pride in his home on the hill and loving family within. He'll be remembered for the ease in which he smiled, his quiet and gentle way and his ability to say so much with so little. George is survived by his wife, Mary Anita (Campbell) Gerrior children, Yvette (Ashley) Bouchie, Greg and Andrea. He is also survived by his mother four sisters, Patricia Mc Namara, Annie (Pius) White, Mary Josephine (Terry) Mc Namara, Jean (Blair) Mc Namara and his twin brother, Neil. He will be missed greatly by all his family including many nieces and nephews and especially his two granddaughters, Madeleine Bouchie and Georgia Gerrior. Visitation will take place in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 26 Centennial St., St. Peter's, Saturday, April 30 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, May 2 in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Johnstown, with Fr. Joe Gillis officiating, followed by burial in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.haverstocks.com
4/27/2011 Johnstown, Nova Scotia
Gerroir Mary Lorraine Gerroir THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 9/2/2003 George Rose GERROIR, Mary Lorraine - 67, Halifax, formerly of Poulamond, died August 30, 2003, in QE11 Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Poulamond, April 9, 1936, but lived in Halifax for many years, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Stella (Fougere) Fougere. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her husband, John Milton Gerroir, Halifax. She was predeceased by brothers, Albert, and Gerald in infancy. Visitation 12:30-2:30 p.m. today in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, Arichat. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Lorraine's life will be held 3 p.m. today in St. Hyacinth Church, D'Escousse, Rev. Bruno Ruel officiating. Burial to follow in St. Hyacinth Parish Cemetery, D'Escousse. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at: www.chboudreau.com


Gerrow Donald Gerrow CBP 8/12/2010
Donald Gerrow

Passed away in: Ontario, Canada
Passed away on: 10/08/2010

Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday August 10, 2010 with family by his side, Donald Gerrow at 71 years of age.
Beloved husband of Winnifred 'Winnie' (nee Taylor). Loving father of Wendy Brown (the late Thomas), Doug and predeceased by infant child Donna. Dear grandfather to his special granddaughter, Elizabeth and grandson, the late Robert. Donald will also be missed by his siblings, Mary Lannigan (Murray), Bertha Jessome (the late Bernie), Cathy Reid (Roy), Bobbie (the late Marie) and Clevie (Winnie).
Predeceased by brothers, Ted, Harold, George, Jimmy, Joseph; sister, Virginia and three sisters in infancy.
Donald was an avid golfer and bowler and he will be missed dearly by his family, friends and his many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E. Cobourg on Thursday August 12, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home on Friday August 13, 2010 at 11 a.m.
If desired, donations may be made to the SickKids Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.
8/10/2010

Gerrow Eileen Gerrow Cape Breton Post 3/7/2009
We regret to announce the passing of Eileen Gerrow, age 78 of Sydney Mines, on Friday March 6, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Helen (Donovan) Morgan. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Mike) Williams; sons Joseph (Donna), Clarence (Valerie), and Melvin (Crystal), all of Sydney Mines. She is also survived by sisters Millie (Dan) Young, Jean (Bob) McGean, Yvonne ( Doug) Serroul, and brothers Clarence, Carl (Lillian), Wallace (Dorothy), and Morgan, 15 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her companion Anthony Thurbide. She was predeceased by her loving husband Harold Gerrow and sisters Blanche and Eunice. Visitation for the late Mrs. Gerrow will be in the Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Fr. Hugh MacNeil officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Following the funeral mass, a reception will be held in the Centenniel Room of the church. On line condolences may be emailed to the family at fillmore&whitmanfuneralhome@ns.sympatico.ca 3/6/2009 Sydney Mines
Gerrow Jeanette Gerrow (Shaw) CBP 1/29/2013
Jeanette Gerrow (Shaw)
Born In: Sydney Mines
Passed on: January 27th, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jeanette Catherine (Shaw) Gerrow of Sydney Mines. Jeanette passed away peacefully on January 27th, 2013 at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Sydney Mines she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (MacMullin) Shaw.
Jeanette was employed at St. Elizabeth's Hospital (Northside General Hospital) until retirement. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and a resident of Northside Community Guest Home.
Jeanette was an avid wrestling fan and loved reading and listening to her Scottish/Celtic music. She was a member of the "Happy Club" and was known for her wit and humour.
Surviving are her son Roddie (Elaine) Gerrow, Long Island; daughter and best friend Joan (Cameron) MacIsaac, Leitches Creek; son Gordon (Brenda) Gerrow, Edmonton; grandchildren Curtis (Cheryl) Gerrow, Sydney Mines, Erin (Robbie) Gerrow, Sydney Mines and their mother Patsy Gerrow, Sydney Mines; Melissa MacIsaac, Leitches Creek and Daniel (Vicki) MacIsaac, North Sydney, Nicole (Tyler) Gerrow, Halifax and Kristi (Matt) Gerrow, Edmonton, Kara Gerrow and her mother Heather Gerrow, Sydney Mines, great grand-daughters Emma, Alexa, and Abby MacIsaac; sister-in-law Letha Shaw; lifelong friend Bertha Jessome and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband Russell (Bussy) Gerrow; brothers John and Roddie Shaw; sister Anna (Woodfine) MacLean, and sister-in-law Dee Shaw.
The family would like to thank the staff of Waterford Heights, Northside Guest Home, and Northside General 4 West. Special thanks to niece Brenda Miller for her care and compassion and neighbour Mary Charlene Delvecchio for her friendship and support.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Thursday January 31, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Thomas John officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/27/2013 Sydney Mines
Gerrow Marion Gerrow  CBP 10/8/2010
Marion Gerrow, 71 of Sydney Mines, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Northside General Hospital. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Una (Foote) Nelson. She was a member of the Salvation Army (Sydney Mines). Marion had a great love for life and enjoyed a good game of cards and also loved to travel. She will be sadly missed by all who knew  her.She is survived by four daughters Arlene (Walter) Hoeg, Alder Point; May (Blair) Hoeg, Ontario; Christine (Sandy) Pero, Florence; Elizabeth Gerrow, Florence; three sons Norman (Michelle)  Gerrow, North Sydney; Earl (Audrey) Gerrow, Florence; James Gerrow, Florence; 13 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Nelson, Mildred (Brian) Keeping, both of North Sydney,  Winnie (Clevie) Gerrow, Florence and a brother Robert Nelson, Ontario.She was predeceased by her husband, Richard 'Dickie' Gerrow; a daughter, Dorothy (Sheldon) Blinkhorn; sisters Margaret Nelson, Pauline Fry, Evelyn Campbell; brothers, Willis (Lillian)  Nelson, James Nelson, Earl Jr. and Charles.  Visitation for Mrs. Gerrow will take place Friday (today) at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Fillmore & Whitman  Funeral Home Chapel with Major Daniel Roode officiating. Interment in Brookside Cemetery, Sydney Mines.  Donations in Mrs. Gerrow's memory can be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Unit.  On line   10/7/2010 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Gerrow Norman “Doddy” Gerrow Cape Breton Post 3/13/2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norman 'Doddy' Gerrow, 79, of Florence, on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Visitation for Norman Gerrow will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, with Fr. Thomas John officiating. A reception will be held in St. Stephen’s Parish Hall, following the service
2/20/2014

Gerrow Norman Gerrow CBP 2/22/2014
Norman Gerrow

Born: November 24th, 1934

Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: February 20th, 2014

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norman 'Doddy" Gerrow, 79 of Florence, on Feb. 20, 2014, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Norman was born on Nov. 24, 1934 to the late William and Agnes Gerrow. He was the loving husband of Helen Gerrow.
Norman was a treasured husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who lived every moment of his life to the fullest. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by children, Richard (Diane), Brenda, Betty (Melvin) MacLean, David (Jackie), Janet (Danny) Herridge and Russell (Paula). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Jason, Amanda, Tracey, Crystal, Vicki, Christina, Ryan, Mark, Melissa, Matthew, Danny, Jenestia, Belinda, Dillon and David; as well as his 17 great-grandchildren.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was predeceased by his brothers, Russell, Richard, Tommy, Johnny, Freddie and his sisters, Gertrude, Mabel and Catherine.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, in particular, those in the ICU and IMCU, who provided such wonderful care and support over the past few months.
As per his wishes, there will be no visitation. There will be a private service for family and friends at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of J.M. Jobes Funeral Home in Sydney Mines.
2/20/2014 November 24th, 1934
Gerspacher Mary Gerspacher Cape Breton Post 8/1/2005 Maureen McNeil Mary Gerspacher OAKVILLE, ONT.- Peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2005, in Oakville, at the age of 91. Cherished mother of Peter (the late Therese) and Ralph (Rowena). Loving grandmother of Richard,Rosemary, Julianne (Michael) and Brian. A funeral service will be held at the Oakview Funeral Home, Oakville, Ont. (905) 842-2252 on Thursday,Aug. 4, 2005 at 1 p.m.


Gettler Bessie Gettler GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 12/18/1979 Carol MacLean Mrs. Mathias Gettler - Gardiner Mines. December 3, 1979, Mrs. Mathias Gettler, 63, Gardiner Mines native, of Toronto, Ontario. Nee Bessie Ulrick. Survived by hsband, two sons, one sister, two brothers. Services in Toronto.


Giacomini Americo David (Rick) Giacomini CBP 12/27/2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Americo David (Rick) Giacomini, a beloved husband, father, poppy, brother and friend to all. He passed away with his beloved and devoted wife and children by his side after a four-year courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at home.Born in Sydney, he was a son of Irma and the late Americo 'Porky' Giacomini.He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1964, where he travelled and made long lasting friendships along the way. He returned home to Cape Breton in 1992 and retired from the military in 2004.Rick was a member of the Ashby Legion, he was known for his great sense of humour and wittiness, as well as lending a helping hand to others. Rick was happiest when he was spending time with his family and friends, working in his garden, or fixing or building things in his garage.Besides his mother, he is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Sharon Anne 'Aboud', who was always by his side; daughter, Karen (Frank) Zochil, Ontario; son, David (Lisa), Alberta. Rick also leaves behind what were his most precious gifts, his two grandchildren, Alexander and Olivia Zochil, whom he loved very dearly; sisters, Enis (Gordie) Moss, Carolyn (Wayne) Cann, Mania (Buddy MacLean), all of Sydney; brothers, Nick (Dorothy), Ontario, and Ron, Sydney.As per Rick's wishes, there will be no visitation, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fr. Will MacPherson will officiate.Donations in Rick's memory may be made to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Center or the palliative care unit.Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting TWCurry.com. 12/25/2010 Sydney
Gibbons Rhoda Joan Gibbons Cape Breton Post 2/12/2010
Rhoda Joan Gibbons

Born in: Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
Born on: 22/07/1944

Passed away in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 10/02/2010

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother and grandmother, Joan Gibbons, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Tillsonburg, Ont. on July 22, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Allan and Jean (MacDonald) Marshall, and her biological father, Ivan Berdan.
Joan worked for many years with National Sea and the Alder Point Fish Plant. She enjoyed her Tuesday night bowling, and going to horse shows. She also coached her daughters’ baseball team at one time. She was loved by everyone who knew her, especially her family and friends, and will be sadly missed.
Joan leaves behind her loving husband, Bobby Gibbons; daughters, Irene and Linda, both of Sydney Mines and her baby, Roberta (Craig Farmer), Whitney Pier; granddaughters, Meagan and Casey Lynn; brothers, Rick (Paivi) Marshall, Gary Marshall, and sister, Pat (Ken) Esseltine, all of Ontario; brother-in-law, John Gibbons (Sandra); sister-in-law, Kay Meers; special niece, Sue Playson, many nieces and nephews, and her special friends James and Esther MacKinnon, and Marie Taylor.
The family would like to thank the paramedics, the staff at Strait Richmond Hospital, St. Martha’s Hospital I.C.U., for their kindness and compassion. They would also like to thank Myles Gardiner for being there for them at this difficult time.
Visitation for Joan Gibbons will be held in the J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate her life will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Royal Canadian Legion, Main Street, Sydney Mines.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
2/10/2010 Tillsonburg, Ontario
Gibbons Sandra Jean Gibbons CBP 8/8/2012
Sandra Jean Gibbons

Born In: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: September 7th, 1944

Passed in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 7th, 2012

It is with heartbreaking sadness that we announce the passing of our
dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and teacher to
all, Sandra Jean Gibbons (nee Vickers), after a lengthy battle with
several illnesses.
Mom was a member of Carman United Church, Sydney Mines.
Mom was a very thoughtful, caring person who was always there when
anyone needed her. She was very generous with her time whether it be
taking her daughters all over for dancing, travelling with the entire
family for horseshows or chauffeuring her nieces and nephews and all
the kids on Brooklyn Avenue to here, there and everywhere.
She graduated in 1962 from Normal College and was a very dedicated
elementary teacher in Sydney Mines for over 30 years.
Mom really enjoyed camping with her family in Boisdale, tending to
her gardens, watching horseshows, spending time on the pool deck
watching the kids, and bowling. Mom had a real talent for writing
poems and she loved sharing her poetry with family and friends.
Mom was an amazing wife for 48 years to her soulmate, Johnny 'Gibby'
Gibbons. Together they raised six children who she was extremely
proud of, Gail (Johnny Murphy), Port Hawkesbury, N.S., Deanna Lennark
(Andrew), Dartmouth, N.S., John (Sharon), Sydney Mines, N.S., Suzanne
Tobin (Scott), Greenwood, N.S., Cheryl, Nunavut (summers at home),
Bonnie (Andrew Lewis), Balls Creek, N.S. She had seven grandchildren
who were the pride and joy of her life, Jennifer, Shawn, Jocelyn,
Jacob, Katie, Maggie and Jill. She is also survived by brothers, Tom
(Irene), Earl (Willena), Lawrence (Joyce), Donald; one sister,
Frances; many nieces and nephews; and her best friend of many years,
Jean Young.
She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Agnes Vickers as well
as her sisters, Helen 'Bunny' and Gail.
Visitation will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St.,
Sydney Mines, Thursday, Aug. 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service
will take place Friday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at Carman United Church,
Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, with Rev. David Luker officiating.
Donations can be made in Sandra's name to the Canadian Diabetes
Association and/or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at
jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
8/7/2012 Sydney Mines on Sep. 7, 1944
Gibbs George Albert Gibbs Cape Breton Post 12/17/2005 Carol MacLean It is with great sadness that we the family announce the death of George Albert Gibbs, 83, of 374 York St., Glace Bay, Friday,Dec. 16, 2005, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late GeorgeandGertrudeGibbs. George was a veteran of the Second World War serving in Europe. He was employed with Devco for 43 years. George is survived by his wife Florence Gibbs.Visitation for the lateGeorge Gibbs will be held Monday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. until funeral time at 2 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home and Chapel, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520, with Rev. Kirby Walsh officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney/Glace Bay Highway. Online condolences may be sent to the family at patten@seaside.ns.ca.


Gibbs Margaret Gibbs Cape Breton Post 11/12/1976 Lorraine Gibson Head Obituary:
December 11, 1976:
Mrs. M. Gibbs:
GLACE BAY: Mrs Margaret Gibbs, 53, of MacKeigan Street died Friday at the General Hospital.
A native of Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Head. She was a former member of Branch Three Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, she was a member of St. Mary Anglican Church.
She is survived by her husband, George, sons, George, North West Territories; William, James, Glace Bay; one daughter, (Kathy) Mrs. Darryl Blades, Port Morien ; brothers, James in Ontario; John, Glace Bay; sisters, Marie in Ontario; (Theresa) Mrs. Gerald Kelly, Glace Bay and by one grandchild..
She was predeceased by one brother, Gordon.
The body rests at Patten’s Funeral Home, 71 Union Street and the Funeral will be held Monday with service at St. Mary Church at 2 pm. Interment will be mace in the parish cemetery.
12/12/1976 Glace Bay 1923 From collection of family obituaries.
Gibbs William 'Billy' Gibbs Cape Breton Post 2/23/2008
William 'Billy' Gibbs - William 'Billy' Gibbs passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at his home in Toronto, at the age of 52, after a brief illness. Billy, a native of Glace Bay, N.S., was predeceased by his wife, Rose and his parents, Margaret and George. He is survived by a daughter, Melissa; sister, Cathy Blades, Port Morien, N.S.; and brothers, Jim, Gimli, Man., and George, Brampton, Ont. Billy will be remembered by all who knew him for his warmth, humour and kindness. He enjoyed walking his dogs and cheering his beloved Montreal Canadiens. He was especially fond of the children and animals he was able to love and care for in a life cut far too short. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cape Breton SPCA or Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Condolences may be sent to: . "Sadly missed and loved forever in our hearts." Online condolences may be sent to the family at . from Belleville Intelligencer: ANDREWS, Aubrey - Passed on peacefully with his family at his side, on Thursday, 2/11/2008

Gibson Agnes (McMahon) Gibson

Lorraine Gibson Head Obituary; Mrs. A, Gibson Is Dead at 72

Glace Bay, - The death occurred Friday night at St. Joseph's Hospital of Mrs. Agnes Gibson, 72, registrar of voters for the Town of Glace Bay for the past 12 years.

Mrs. Gibson was a life long resident of the community. Her husband, the late Godfrey Gibson was one of the organizers of the Glace Bay Fire Department and for many years prior to his death in 1945 he was chief of the town fire department.

Mrs. Gibson was a member of St. Anne's parish and took an active part in parochial affairs during her younger years.

She was past president of the Glace Bay Women's Progressive Conservative Association. For many years she took an active part in town, provincial andfederal elections.

She is survived by two daughters and one son. The daughters are (Mary) Mrs. Thompson McNamara, of Glace Bay; (Dorothy) Mrs. Shaugharue, of Los Angles, California and one son James G., of Montreal.

She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Kate Morrison of Pascendable; Mrs. Ed Frost and Miss Mary McMahon, of Bayonne, N.J.

The funeral will be held Monday morning from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thompson McNamara in time for Mass at St. Anne's Church at 9 a.m.

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CURRY'S FUNERAL HOME

Glace Bay 7617

New Waterford 2233

MRS. A. GIBSON

Funeral of Mrs. Agnes Gibson will be held from the home of her
daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Thompson McNamara,
Victoria Street in time for High Mass of Requiem at St. Anne's
Church Monday at 9 a.m.
Burial will be made in St. Anne's Cemetery.
8/5/1959 Glace Bay, 1887 From collection of family obitauries.
Gibson Capt. George Rawstorne Gibson The Ottawa Free Press 7/17/1903 Lorraine Gibson Head Obituary: The Ottawa Free Press

(Hand dated Date: 17 Jul 1903) By Lorraine Gibson Head

SERVED HIS COUNTRY Capt. George Rawstorne Gibson Died on His 79th Birthday.

His Career,
Death on the 79th anniversary of his birth came today to Captain George Rawstorne Gibson, an old and respected resident of Sandy Hill.

He was born in the Madras Presidency on July 17, 1824, and he died early this morning at the family residence, 243 Wilbrod Street.

The late Mr. Gibson during his eventful life had seen service in many quarters of the British domains, and by executive ability and gallantry won mention in dispatches and promotion on several occasions.

At the time of his death he held the position of Deputy Assistant Commissary General H.M. forces and was on the retired list.

Deceased was the son of Lt. Colonel George Washington Gibson, Royal Madras Artillery, E.I.C.S..
As a boy he was educated at St. Paul's Church Yard, London and later became a fellow of Oriel College, Oxford University.

He joined the Austrian imperial service as a cadet, served in several engagements and was wounded at the action of Moreno and was mentioned in the despatches.

At the outbreak of the Crimean War he volunteered for service and was in the commissariat department until the close.

He received a commission and held the Crimean and Turkish medals and clasps.

Later he served in the West Indies and twice on the coast of Africa and Canada, putting in the full term of ten years foreign service.

In 1850 the deceased married Matilda Zohrab, daughter of the British consul at Erzurum, Asia Minor, by whom he had two daughters, Mrs. W.A. Gaetz, of Lunenburg, N.S., and Miss Nina Mary Gibson, in the post office department, this city.

Later he married Harriet, daughter of the late George Reading, prothonotary, Truro, N.S., by whom he leaves one son, Charles Godfrey Rawstorne Gibson, of the Dominion Coal company's works, at Glace Bay, C.B.

The funeral will be held from the family residence, 243 Wilbrod Street, tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock.

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Died:

Gibson - At 243 Wilbrod St. at 3:40 a.m., 17 July of heart failure, George Rawstorne Gibson, Deputy Assist Commissary General H.M. Forces (Retired List) aged 79 years, son of the late Lt. Col. G.W. Gibson, Royal Madras Artillery, E.I.C.S.
Funeral from his late residence at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Friends will kindly accept this notice.

British Columbia and Nova Scotia papers please copy.
7/17/1903 Madras, July 17, 1824 From collection of family obituaries.

Capt. George Rawstorne Gibson was the father of Godfrey R. Gibson of Glace Bay.
Gibson Conrad 'Sonny' Gibson CBP 7/16/2012
Conrad 'Sonny' Gibson, 98, New Glasgow, formerly of Whitney Pier and Sydney, passed away peacefully Friday, July 13, 2012, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Sydney, NS, Sonny was the son of the late Robert and Leslin Gibson. Sonny was a former employee of Sydney Steel, a member of Trinity United Church and Club 55. He enjoyed playing in the band, darts, travelling and bowling. Sonny loved to talk about the older days. Sonny is survived by his daughter, Gordena (Roger) Earle, New Glasgow; sisters, Isabel and Gelda, California; grandsons, Terry and Darrell; granddaughter, Marlene; godchild, Alyssa; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Sonny predeceased by his wife, Mary; daughter, Georgena; special friend, Matilda; sister, Ula and brothers, Bosie, Calvin, Neville, Jerome, Danny and Larry. Visitation for the late Conrad 'Sonny' Gibson will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Monday, July 16, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Sonny's life will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Robert 'Bob' Gibson officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sonny's memory may be made to Trinity United Church or charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be forward to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com. 7/13/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gibson Geraldine J. (Hall) Gibson Cape Breton Post 6/14/2005 Maureen McNeil Geraldine J. (Hall) Gibson 72, GLACE BAY-Passed away Monday, June 13, 2005, at the family home. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late John 'Jack' and Beatrice (MacLeod) Hall. She is survived by husband, Clarence 'Buddy'; sons, Jackie (Darlene), Glace Bay, Elmer (Theresa), Dominion, Clarence (Kim), Glace Bay, Derek (Myrna), Glace Bay; daughters,Mary, Glace Bay, Joan (Robert), Glace Bay; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Bernie, Ontario; and sister, Cecelia. She was predeceased by a daughter, Hilda and daughter, Ruby in infancy, grandson, Brent, brothers, Sonny, Gordie, sisters, Margie, Sarah and Mary. Geraldine enjoyed playing bingo and shooting darts, she also enjoyed dancing. Well known for her sense of humour, she will be missed by many. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. Visitation will take place today (Tuesday), 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will take place at St. John's Church, Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. John MacIntyre officiating. Burial at Forest Haven Cemetery.


Gibson Godfrey R. Gibson Sydney Post-Record 9/7/1945 Lorraine Gibson Head Obituary: Sydney Post-Record, Monday, July 9, 1945.
Glace Bay News

Death of Fire Chief Godfrey Gibson,

Date: 09 Jul 1945, By Lorraine Gibson Head

Godfrey Gibson, Prominent Glace Bay Citizen, Dies.

Glace Bay, July 9 - Godfrey R. Gibson 68, Chief of the Glace Bay Fire Department, passed away this morning in St. Joseph's Hospital.

Native Of Ottawa
Born in Ottawa in August, 1878 he was the son of the late Col. and Mrs. George Rawstorne Gibson.

His father served in India for a number of years with the British Imperial Army and later came to Canada to take up residence.

Chief Gibson was educated at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario and came to Glace Bay in 1895 where he served his apprenticeship at the Glace Bay Machine Shop. He later became foreman of that shop.

Scale Inspector
After the turn of the century he took courses in scale maintenance and repair with leading Canadian and American firms and was
appointed Inspector of Scales for the Dominion Coal Company.
At the time of his death he was superintendent of scales and weighing for the Coal Company.

In Fire Department
Mr. Gibson was also an original member of the Glace Bay Volunteer Fire Department, formed in 1902 under Chief John Leaman. At Mr. Leaman`s death the late J.W. McKenzie was appointed chief and Mr. Gibson, Deputy Chief, succeeding to the post of Chief when Mr. McKenzie retired.

A keen follower of sports Chief Gibson was captain of a hockey team which played in the town of Glace Bay in 1903.

He was also a member of the Lingan Golf Club.

Maritime Leader
A member of the town Fire Wards and A.R.P., he was also named president of the Maritime Fire Chiefs Association during the 1942 - 43 term.

His fraternal affiliations' included membership in the local Council of the Knights of Columbus.

To mourn his death he leaves his wife, Agnes residing at 2 Kelvin Street,one son and two daughters; Cpl. J.G. Gibson, R.C.A.F., overseas; (Mary) Mrs. Thompson McNamara, Victoria Street and(Dorothy) Mrs. J.D. Shaugharus, Sydney.

Curry's Funeral Home.
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Funeral Notice

The Funeral of the late Fire Chief Godfrey Gibson
Will leave his residence, 2 Kelvin street at 9.30 A.M.
Wednesday morning.
All Fire Departments are requested to meet at the Glace
Bay Fire Station at 9 A.M. Wednesday.
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Sydney Post - Record, Tuesday, July 10, 1945

Death Widely Mourned

Arrangements Made For Gibson Funeral

Glace Bay, Jul 9 - Fred Bert, Chief of Reserve's Fire Department and first vice-president of the Maritime Fire Chiefs' Association, will represent that organization at the funeral here Wednesday of C.G. Gibson,for many years Chief of Glace Bay Fire Department and one time president of the Maritime Association.

The funeral of Mr. Gibson will leave the family residence, 2 Kelvin Street at 9.30 Wednesday. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne's Church at 10:00 and burial will be made at St. Anne's Cemetery.

ASSEMBLE AT STATION
In attendance at the funeral will be representatives of all Cape Breton fire departments, it was stated this evening. All members of the fire departments in Cape Breton are requested to assemble at the Glace Bay fire station at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning when the procession will leave for the family home on Kelvin Street in time for the funeral.

Today the flag at Canadian Legion headquarters is at half staff as a tribute to the memory of the late fire chief. Mr. Gibson, although not a member , was always a great friend of the Branch, an official of the Legion said today. He was ready at all times to co-operate with the Legion in any of their undertakings and the branch feels a personal loss in the death of the respected resident.

SERVED MANY YEARS
The community generally mourns the passing of one who had served the town for many years, joining the fire department at the time of its organization shortly after the town was incorporated. Mr. Gibson gave freely of his time and talents in building the volunteer organization into the stellar department it is today. He was the third chief of the department.

One of the town's most faithful servants he never shirked his duty as a fireman and until recent months when ill health overtook him, he turned out under all conditions and at all times to direct his volunteer department in their efforts to save property and life in the community.

SPORTS ENTHUSIAST
A keen sports enthusiast, Mr. Gibson was largely responsible for the excellent showing made by athletes representing the local department in the many sports meets in which they competed in pre war years.

At the time of his death he held the responsible position of inspector of scales and weighing for the Dominion Coal Company. He gave the same conscientious attention to these duties as he did to his volunteer work with the fire department and he enjoyed the confidence of all officials of the company.

One of the town's leading citizens, his death today has occasioned wide spread regret and the sympathy of all is extended to his bereaved wife and family.
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Sydney Post - Record, Thursday, July 12, 1945

Glace Bay News

Many Attend Funeral of Fire Chief Gibson

Glace Bay, July 11 - Funeral of Godfrey Gibson, for many years Glace Bay's Fire Chief and former president of the Maritime Fire Chiefs Association,held this morning was one of the largest seen here is some time.

Representatives and members of all Cape Breton Fire Departments were present at the funeral which was conducted by Glace Bay Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Glace Bay Fire Department.

MANY VISITING FIREMEN

The Fire Department members with the largest number of visiting firemen marched from the Firemen's Hall on Main Street to the residence of the late Chief Gibson on Kelvin Street. The funeral left the house for St. Anne's Church at 9:45, arriving there for mass at 10 o'clock.

Leading the long procession was a car with Chief Harry Mersereau, who represented the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal, Col. S.S. Wright and Chiefs Hall Devereaux of the Sydney Mines and Whitney Pier departments.

The small engine of the Glace Bay department; bearing the remains was next. Department driver Jim Garder was at the wheel with Executive Chief J.W. McKenzie, Chief Gibson's immediate predecessor.
The engine was banked with flowers. A guard of honour composed of Rod Ferguson and Joe Devison, was made up of veteran members of the Glace Bay Fire Department.
The engine was flanked by pall bears from the Glace Bay Fire Department and the Glace Bay Council of the Knights of Columbus. Fire Department pallbears were Stanley Scott, M.J. McNeil, Neil McCormack, Peter Kennedy, Hibert Devison, M.J. Gillis, W.M. Petrie and Robert Cann.
The K.O.C. pall bearers were John McSween, Peter McIntrye, Alex Currie, Hughie McIntyre, Kenneth McDonald, Rod McNeil, Rod McAdam, Phonse Boyce.

MARCH THREE ABREAST

Following the fire engine the members of the various Cape Breton Fire departments marched three abreast.
The procession was marshalled by Thomas K. McDonald.
The fire departments in order of their position in the procession were Sydney Mines department led by Chief Hall; North Sydney, by Chief Parsons; New Waterford by Dan H. McNeil; New Victoria by Chief Gordon McDonald; Reserve Mines by Chief Fred Bert, who represented the Maritime Fire Chiefs Association. Dominion's Fire Department was led by Chief Bud Grace.

Last of the firemen were the Glace Bay members led by Chief Jack Murphy.

The members of the Town Council led by Deputy Mayor J.J. McPherson brought up the rear with members of the town fire wards and the town clerk.
Following the marchers was a long procession of cars containing friends,town officials and officers of the Dominion Coal Company as well as many other associates of the deceased chief.

CHURCH IS FILLED
On arrival at the church the members of the various fire departments formed a lane through which the casket was carried followed by the Glace Bay firemen.

St. Anne's Church was filled to capacity for the funeral.
Rev. M.A. McAdam, P.P., celebrated Solemn Requiem High Mass and the male choir of St. Anne's under the direction of Harry D. McNeil sang the responses. The centre aisle of the church was filled with members of the various fire departments.

At the close of the mass Rev. Fr. McAdam recited the prayers for the dead and the choir sang "The Libera". As the body was being borne from the church the choir sang "Pray for the Dead".
The procession then resumed and proceeded in the same order to St. Anne's cemetery where burial took place. Rev. M. J. McAdam recited the burial ritual and the members of the fire department paraded past the grave and deposited their sprigs of evergreen.

POLICE PATROL ROUTE

Following the funeral the firemen marched to the Glace Bay Fire Hall in a body led by the Glace Bay department.

The Glace Bay Police Force was on hand to control traffic during the funeral under Chief McInnes and Deputy Chief McIntyre. Members of the force patrolled the entire route of the procession.

Chief Gibson's bereaved family received many floral and spiritual tokens of respect from friends through out the country as well as letters, telegrams and cards of sympathy.
Mr. Gibson died early Monday morning after a long illness. A native of Ottawa he had lived in Glace Bay ever since the turn of the century.
His funeral today testified to the esteem that he earned during his long connection with local affairs.

Funeral arrangements today were handled by Curry's Funeral Home.
9/7/1945 Ottawa, August 1878 From my collection of family obituaries.
Gibson Harold David Gibson The Scotia Sun, page 9 1/2/1994 Juanita MacDonald IN REMEMBRANCE Gibson, Harold David - 69, St. Peter's, died Jan. 20, 1994 in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston. born in St. Peter's, he was a son of the late Joseph and Alice (Robertson) Gibson. He was a veteran of the Second World War and a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 47. He was a retired employee of the St. Peter' Canal. He is survived by five sons, Joseph, Albert, both of Dartmouth; Gary, British Columbia; Earl, Port Hawkesbury; Johnny, Bedford; and six daughters, mary Deal, Bedford; Margaret Syr, Ontario; Jean, Carol Ann, both of Dartmouth; Lillian Chisholm, Thelma, both of Port Hawkesbury. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eileen Maddox; two brothers, Earl, one in infancy; and four sisters, Mary, Nettie, two in infancy. Funeral was held Jan. 22 in St. Peter's Catholic Church with burial in the parish cemetery.


Gibson Joseph Terrance 'Terry' Gibson CBP 1/10/2014
Joseph Terrance 'Terry' Gibson

Born In: New Waterford

Passed in: Kingston NS, Canada
Passed on: January 8th, 2014

Joseph 'Terry' Gibson, beloved husband and father, age 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan. 8, 2014.
He will be missed dearly by his wife of 37 years, Sabine (Kather) Gibson; his daughters, Milena & Suresh Srikant, Ottawa, Larissa & Paul Hanas, Toronto and his sons, Jody Gibson, Halifax and Kyron Gibson, Petawawa.
Terry also leaves to mourn his sister, Lorraine & Jackie Head, River Ryan, C.B. and brother, Charlie & Georgina Gibson, Cambridge, Ont.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Mullins & James Godfrey Gibson and two brothers, Jimmy and Greg.
Terry grew up in New Waterford, Cape Breton. In 1966, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces, working first as a trooper with the RCDs, and later the Air Force as an aircraft refinishing technician.
He served in various postings in Canada and overseas, Terry spent 12 years in Germany; and spoke the language fluently. While in Germany, Terry also met and married the love of his life, his wife Sabine. After serving his county for 43 years, Terry retired in Greenwood/Kingston, N.S.
Terry was a kind and generous man who loved his family dearly. While his children were growing up he served as a coach in their activities, volunteering for girls and boys soccer leagues for 10 years. He was also a man of a multitude of talents, who build many beautiful pieces of furniture. He also gave generously of his time at the Kingston Food Bank and Saint Monica's Church. He was a man of deep faith, and to the end of his days he thanked God for the life and love he was given, and for his four children, each of whom he was very proud.
A celebration and a memorial of Terry's life will be held at the Kingston Fire Hall on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at 2 p.m.
1/8/2014 New Waterford
GIBSON Mary Monica (Mullins) Gibson Cape Breton Post 12/17/2003 Lorraine Gibson Head Obituary: The Cape Breton Post, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003

Mary Monica (Mullins) Gibson

New Waterford

December 8, 1916 - December 15, 2003

Mary Monica Gibson, 87 of New Waterford, died at Monday, Dec. 15, 2003in Harbour Stone Enhanced Care, Sydney.

Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Buckley) Mullins.

Mary was a member of St. Michael's Church, River Ryan.

She attended St. Anne's School in Glace Bay and later moved to New Waterford to attend Mount Carmel School.

In her earlier years she was employed with Hinchey's Dairy in New Waterford.

Surviving are her daughter, Lorraine (Jackie) Head, River Ryan; Sons, Gregory (Kay) Mullins, New Waterford, Charles (Georgina) Gibson, Cambridge, Ont., Terrance (Sabine) Gibson, Kingston, N.S.; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; special niece, Ruth (Fred) Poirier, Coxheath.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Godfrey Gibson; son, James; brothers, Michael, Lawrence, John, Joseph, Rudolph; sisters, Lena, Cleophas and Millie.

There will be no visitation by family request. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at 11 a.m. in St. Michael Church, River Ryan.

Cremation will follow with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery at a later date.

Following the funeral mass there will be a reception held in the Gaul Center, River Ryan.

Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivary Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford.

basilr@vjmcgillivray.com

~ Card of Thanks ~

Mary Mullins Gibson

We would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to friends, relatives and neighbours for all their support during the recent loss of our mother. Thank you to Rev. Lester Marchand, St. Michael's choir and everyone who prepared for and served the luncheon. To Basil and staff of McGillivray's Funeral Home, thank you so very much. Thank you to the staff of St. Ann's Bay, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, Sydney. We will remember each and all words or gestures of kindness and comfort.

Sincere Thanks,
Greg, Charlie, Terry and Lorraine


Mom's the first one you call

when the best things happen

when the worst things happen

Or when you need to know

Someone loves you.

We will love you always.


From collection of Mullins Family Obituaries.
Gibson Viola E. Gibson Cape Breton Post 4/12/2004 Maureen McNeil Visitation for the late Viola E. Gibson will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel Tuesday Apr.13, 7-9 pm. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 14 at 2pm in the Chapel, Interment at a later date.


Giddens Wendy Lynn Giddens CB Post 11/22/2005 Carol MacLean Wendy Lynn Giddens, 65,Wentworth, formerly of Halifax, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Grant and Margaret 'Peggy' (Champion) McCharles. She is survived by her husband, Harold; son, Jason (Krista), Halifax; daughter, Wendy 'Jane' (Bruce) Anderson, Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Grant (Kate), Sydney, Robert (Jeanie), Coxheath; sister, Jean (Whylie) Mulvihill, Sydney; grandchildren, Lindsay and Emily Anderson. She was predeceased by her son, Scott. Cremation has taken place under the direction of MacDiarmid's Funeral Home, 902-447-2930. A celebration of Wendy's life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 in Wentworth United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at macdiarmid@eastlink.ca.


Gielen Loretta Gielen CBP 12/16/2013
Born In: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: August 17th, 1952
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: December 15th, 2013
Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
Hard-working and a fighter to the end Loretta was known for her kindness and compassion. Always a smile
on her face and a shoulder to lean on. She loved to be active and spend time with children. Loretta spent
many years working with the local Beaver troop and will be affectionately remembered as 'Rainbow' to
many.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years Matt; two children, Josephine and Matthew and three
grandchildren, Kristen, Carter and Blake; siblings, Betty (Henry) Gielen, Wally (Jeanette) Russell, Margie
(Tom) Robinson, Debbie (Ward) Glogowski and sister-in-law, Valerie (Butch) Russell. As well as many
nieces and nephews whom she cherished.
Loretta was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Bridget (Robinson) Russell, two brothers, Butch
(Edward) and William and a sister, Mary.
Services to celebrate her life will be held at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Bras d'Or on Tuesday, Dec. 17,
2013, at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow at the church hall.
Special thanks to the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital of the IMCU and the ICU.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
12/15/2013 North Sydney
Gielen-Rooijakkers Petronella Maria Gielen-Rooijakkers CBP 10/23/2012
Petronella Gielen-Rooijakkers

Born In: Vlierden, Netherlands

Passed in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 21st, 2012

We regret to announce the passing of Petronella Maria Gielen Rooijakkers, 89, on Oct. 21, 2012, at the Northside Guest Home, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Vlierden, Netherlands on July 3, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Martinus Rooijakkers and Everdina Santegoeds. She was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Bras d'Or. She is survived by her children, Maria Gielen, Englishtown, N.S., Matt and Loretta Gielen, Millville, N.S., Martien and Linda Gielen, Truro, N.S., Joe and Carol Ann Gielen, Calgary, Alta., Leonard and Brenda Gielen, Strathmore, Alta., Peter and Darlene Gielen, Millville, N.S., Henry and Betty Gielen, Calgary, Alta., John Gielen and Esther Maxwell, Calgary, Alta., Antoinette Gielen and Randy Beiko, Calgary, Alta., Gert and Frazer MacGregor, Nyanza, N.S., Sylvia and Ken Nunn, Big Bras d'Or, N.S. Her 27 grandchildren, John L. and Missy, Jeannie and Dan, Josephine and Trevor, Matthew, Martina and John, Mark, Marcia and Gord, Michael and Dayna, Dallas and Amy, Deanna and Doug, Alexander, Adam, Lee, Melanie and Chad, Pete and Maggie, Rachael, Krista, Jonathan and Stephanie, Katie, Chris and Nora, Marcella, Sarah, Wesley, Lacy and Stew, Ellen and Kenneth, Chris, Daniel. Her 17 great-grandchildren, Dina, Madeleine, Isabelle, Tiernan, Kristen, Carter, Blake, Samatha, Hayley, James, Mikayla, Jack, Lauryn, Ashlynn, Catherine, Charlotte, Hudson. She is survived by her brothers, Antony and Henrica Rooijakkers, West Bay Road, N.S., Pieter and Tineke Rooijakkers, Brouwhuis, Netherlands; and her sister, Tineke van Els, Elsendorp, Netherlands. She also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by our sister, Dina Gielen (1978), our father, Leonardus Gielen (1992), four brothers and five sisters. Visitation for Petronella Maria Gielen will be held in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d'Or, with Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. A reception will be held in the parish hall, following the service. Donations in her memory may be made to the IWK foundation in Halifax. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at . Tot Ziens Nellie.
10/21/2012 Vlierden, Netherlands
Gieseen Elizabeth "Betty" Gieseen THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 10/18/2003 George Rose GIESEEN (Beaver), Elizabeth "Betty" - 102, passed away October 4, 2003, in Barrington, R.I. Born in Sampsonville, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Fougere) Beaver. The funeral and burial will be held Saturday, October 18, in Barrington, R.I.


Gilbert Ellen Gilbert CBP 7/27/2012
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Ellen Gilbert on Monday, July 23, 2012, in Halifax. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah ‘Sadie’ (Payne) Kelloway. Ellen enjoyed the simple things in life, her favourites being playing cards, reading, baking and dancing. But her true love in this world was her family and she devoted her life to caring for and loving them unconditionally. She is survived by daughters, Ellen (Rodni) Emslie, Halifax, Lyndsay, Glace Bay; sons, Thomas, Calvin (Stacy), stepson, Bradley (Kathy), all of Glace Bay; brothers, Thomas (Margie), Sydney, Barry (Edith), Ontario, John (Donna), Glace Bay; sisters, Judy (Al) Parsons, Tower Road, Kathleen Kelloway, Jacqueline Peach, Phyllis (Fred) Boutilier, all of Glace Bay; grandchildren, Dakota, Madison, Savanah, Brayden, Raine, Colby; close friends, Geraldine Sharpe, Shirley Wilton; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ellen was predeceased by husband, Calvin Gregory Gilbert, stepdaughter, Zena, sister, Wanda LeBlanc, brother, Bill, brothers-in-law, Butch Simmons, Francis Peach. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Cremation will follow. Visitation will also be held Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Finlayson officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Ellen’s memory to the IWK children’s hospital. Online Condolences my be forwarded to the family by visiting www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 7/23/2012 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gilbert Mrs. Calvin Gilbert GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 10/28/1981 Carol MacLean - Glace Bay. Oct. 1, 1981, Mrs. Calvin Gilbert, 39, nee Dolores Boutilier, of 93A Beacon Street, Glace Bay. Native of Glace Bay. Survived by husband, son Bradley, daughter Zena, father James Boutilier, sisters (Mary) Mrs. Keith MacAulay, (Anne) Mrs. W. Aucoin. Services in Glace Bay.


Gilday Flora (Flo) Gilday Cape Breton Post 6/9/2008
Flora Gilday Glace Bay - Flora (Flo) Gilday of 75 Park Street, Glace Bay, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Sydney Mines, N.S., on January 20, 1920, Flo was the daughter of the late Neil and Catherine "Cass" (Bates) MacLeod and wife of the late Patrick Gilday. Following graduation from Glace Bay High School, she was employed with the Dominion Coal Company as a secretary in their offices in Glace Bay. She married Pat Gilday in April, 1942. They settled in Whitney Pier, N.S., where Paddy was employed with the Dominion Stores as manager but eventually moved to Glace Bay where Paddy was employed with the Cape Breton Development Corp. as an electrician until his retirement. Mom was a valued member of the CWL of St. Anne's and also a member of the Outreach Program at St. Anne's. Mom is survived by "her girls," Deane (Bill McDonald), Grande Prairie, Patricia (Peter Campbell) with whom she resided, Norma (Donnie MacAdam), Boutilier's Point, Cathy (Kevin MacLeod), Grande Prairie, Eileen (Darrell Flynn), Glace Bay and Janet (Rick Bussey), Glace Bay. She is also survived by loving grandchildren, Pat, Colleen, Adam, Leanne, Kate, Eileen-Marie, Paddy and Emily-Grace. She has three beautiful great grandchildren, Joel, Liam and Will. She is also survived by her sister, Norma, Ottawa and a number of wonderful nieces and nephews. She is also survived by step-grandchildren, Mark and Jenna Campbell. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Pat; brother, Joseph; sisters, Grace and Deane; her twin daughter, Judith in infancy, as well as her parents and granddaughter, Deanna. Mom was a loving, giving human being who loved people, especially young people. She gave generously of her time to all knew her and was a gift to her entire family. A very heartfelt thank you to the nurses of G.B. Healthcare Complex whose care was unsurpassed, especially Donalda MacAdam. A loving thank you to Dr. B. O'Brien whose attention to Mom was so very appreciated for many years and who supported our family entirely thoughout Mom's ordeal while in the hospital. A special thank you to Fr. Doug Murphy who visited Mom several times while in the hospital. Visitation for Mom will take place at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., on Tuesday, Jun 10 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, June 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will take place Thursday, June 12, at 10 a.m. in St. Anne's Church, with Father Leo Boone officiating and with the CWL Honour Guard in attendance. CWL will offer lunch afterwards in St. Anne's. 6/8/2008 Born in Sydney Mines on January 20, 1920
Giles Evangeline "Vange" Giles THE CHRONICLE-HERALD 12/21/2003 George Rose GILES, Evangeline "Vange" - 74, Poirierville. It is with great sorrow that the family announces the death on Friday, December 19, 2003, of a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Poirierville, she was the eldest daughter of Clara Ida (Ranson) and the late Wilfred Burke. She worked for many years at the Nova Scotia Hotel in Halifax and at Shirreff Hall with Beaver Foods. She spent her later years at her home in Poirierville. She is survived by her loving husband, Keith; daughter, Verta (Jim) Martell, Timberlea; sons, Ron (Jane), Sackville; Ernie (Shawna), Hubbards; Michael (Cory), Timberlea; sisters, Anna DeCoste, Halifax; Vernice Burke-Al-Tawil, Halifax; Lillian Myles, Lunenburg; brothers, Allan (Sandy), Shelburne; Alex (Margaret), Cole Harbour; Jerry (Vicky), Caledonia; grandchildren, Colin, Kelly, Adam, Lauren, Jenna, Devin, Quinn, Liam, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Ernie and Louie in infancy. She will be sadly missed by all who were blessed to know her. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Monday, December 22, in Atlantic Funeral Homes, 6552 Bayers Rd. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, in St. George's Church, Brunswick Street, Halifax. Burial will be at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of donor's choice.


Gill Francis Joseph Gill CBP 5/10/2012
It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Francis Gill on May 7, 2012, at the Glace Bay Hospital, Glace Bay. Born in Brigus, N.L., he was the son of the late Dr. Frederick D. and Ida (Burnam) Gill. A veteran of Second World War, Francis served with both the Merchant Marine and the Royal Navy. A life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, Louisbourg, Francis held various offices on the executive and was presented the Legion’s Meritorious Service Award. He was a member of Stella Maris parish, Louisbourg. Francis is survived by his sister, Joan Sheppard, the Cove Guest Home; brother, Lee Gill, East Royalty, Charlottetown; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Pearl, sister, Mary, Margaret, Betty, brothers, Burnam, Herbert, John and Clifford. At his request, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 10 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial mass will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 11 in the funeral home chapel. Special thanks to Sheila Ivany, Department of Veteran Affairs; Linda Hodder and Sharon Tutty, New Dawn Enterprises and the VON for all your efforts on Francis’ behalf. A sincere thank you to the staff of the Veterans’ Wing, Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, for making Francis last days more comfortable. Donations to the Cape Breton Veterans Comfort Fund or to a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to our web page at www.chantfunralhome.com. 5/7/2012 Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada
Gill George Gill Cape Breton Post 12/29/2009
George Gill, Sydney

Born at Pinchard’s Island , Newfoundland , Canada

George Gill passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009.
Born in Pinchard’s Island, N.L., he was the son of the late Sidney and Theresa Gill.
Before retirement, George worked for many years at Cape Breton Dairy. He was a member of the Golden K.
He is survived by his daughter, Gladys (Francis) MacKenzie, Bedford, N.S.; and son, David (Linda), Edmonton, Alta. Surviving also, are six grandchildren, Theodore, Elizabeth, Allison and Rachel MacKenzie and Sophia and Abbey Gill.
He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Shirley, a sister, Celie, and two brothers, Weston and Tom.
There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at The Church of Christ the King, Trinity Avenue, Sydney, Jan. 16, 2010, with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Committal will be held at Hardwood Hill Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

Jan. 14/2010 Cape Breton Post: George Gill

Funeral service for the late George Gill will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Church of Christ the King, Trinity Avenue, Sydney, with Rev. Fred Rhymes officiating. A reception to follow in the parish hall.
Online condolence may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/24/2009 Pinchard’s Island , Newfoundland
Gill Janis Gill Cape Breton Post 1/13/2005 Carol MacLean Janis Gill (Parsons), 53, of Botwood, NL, passed away suddenly at home on January 1, 2005. Born in Buchans, NL, she was the daughter of Ida (Hatcher) and the late Ernest Theodore Parsons of North Sydney, CB. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories is her husband Brian, son Gregory, sisters Jean (Roy) Menchenton of Sandy Point, NL, Marlene Smith (Frank) Hanlon of St. John's, NL, Joyce (Bud) Parsons of Westmount, CB, Anne (Russell) Curry of Glace Bay, CB, Beverly (John) Hawkins of Big Bras d'Or, brothers Rex (Chris) Parsons of Truro, NS, David (Jean) Parsons of Port aux Basques, NL, James (Mary) Parsons of North Sydney, CB. Also left to mourn are a large circle of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends. Funeral was held on January 4, 2005 at St. James Anglican Church, Botwood, NL. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Gill Lance Corporal W. J. Gill Sydney Post Record 7/3/1945 Donald A. Snow The death occurred at the R.C.N. Hospital at Point Edward, Monday of Lance Corporal W. J. Gill who resides at Sydney Forks He had been ailing for the past two months and his death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons and one daughter. Also two brothers, Mark and James Gill at Whitney Pier. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning, service at Holy Redeemer church. Burial at Calvary cemetery. The funeral will be held from 35 Railway street.


Gillan Lillian (Bailey) Gillan CBP 8/7/2010
Lillian (Bailey) Gillan

Born in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 06/08/2010

Lillian went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. She passed away peacefully with her daughter Janie by her side.
Born in Sydney Mines in 1933, Lillian was the daughter of the late John William and Amelia (Childs) Bailey. She was a member of Clyde Avenue Baptist Church in Sydney Mines, where she was active with the Women's Missionary Society and the Ladies Guild in her early years.
Left to mourn her loss are her loving husband of 54 years, Stelburne; her daughters, Janie of Sydney Mines and Susan (Bob) Craig of St. Albert, Alta.; sons, David (Lynn) of Burton, New Brunswick and Andrew of Sydney Mines; sisters, Shirley (Russell) Bradley, Mary (Norman) MacQueen and Dianne Bailey, all of Sydney Mines. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Gregory, Joel, and David Craig, Alberta; John, Adam and Seth Gillan, New Brunswick; one great-grandchild, Russell Lunn-Gillan, Ontario and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her brothers, Cecil, George and Tommy.
There will be no public visitation by the request of the family, a funeral service will be held at Clyde Avenue Baptist Church in Sydney Mines at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 with Rev. David Hopper officiating. Reception to follow in the parish hall.
Donations in Lillian's memory may be made to Clyde Avenue Baptist Church Memorial Fund, The Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Charity of one's choice.
"The Lord is my Shepherd"
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
8/6/2010 Sydney Mines
Gillan Robert Gillan Sydney Post Record p 6 8/11/1936 R. Fraser AGED CITIZEN PASSES AWAY DEATH OF ROBERT GILLEN, SR WIDELY MOURNED Sydney Mines, Aug 10 - Many friends will regret to learn of the death of Robert Gillan, Sr., who passed away at his home, Main street, at an early hour Sunday morning following a lengthy illness. The deceased was born at Lankshire, Scotland, in 1864, and came to Canada thirty two years ago, and was employed in coal mining until he retired on account of physical infirmities about five years ago. Always of a friendly and cheerful disposition he made many friends and was highly esteemed by all with whom he came in contact. Besides his widow, he is survived by six sons, John, Archie, Robert, David, James, and Thomas and two daughters, Mrs Dean, of Vancouver, who has been with the family for some time, and Mrs John Morton, residing at Sydney Mines, also one brother, John Gillan, of Florence and three sisters, Mrs E J Coleman, Seattle, Mrs G Slack, of Vancouver and Mrs Kirkwood, of Winnipeg, to whom sincere sympathy is extended in their bereavement. The funeral will be held from the home on Tuesday afternoon, interment in Brookside cemetery.


Gillard Brenda Gillard CBP 4/18/2013
Brenda Gillard
Born In: Glace Bay
Born: October 17th, 1943
Passed on: April 16th, 2013
It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our much loved wife, mother, sister and grandmother, Brenda Elizabeth Gillard on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. She passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late James and Becky (Sharpe) Barrett.
Brenda taught nursing at the City Hospital and enjoyed being able to care for patients while working as a registered nurse at the Glace Bay General Hospital.
She contributed to her community through volunteer work, canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and selling daffodils for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy.
Brenda will be sadly missed by her husband, Art; daughters, Wendy (David), Port Morien, Jennifer (Michel) Arichat; son, Arthur (Liz), California. She is also survived by her four beloved grandchildren, Scott, Jenna, Liam, Abbey. Brenda will be sadly missed by sisters, Nancy (Ernie), Sheila (Dan), Diane (Brad) and brothers, Vince (Charlotte), Bobby (Betty), Terry (Debbie), Tony (Cindy) and Timmy.
Bedsides her parents, Brenda was predeceased by an infant daughter, Carol Jean and a sister, Beverly in infancy.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home.
Memorial service will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Patten Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating.
Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.
Memorial donations may be made to the palliative care society or Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
4/16/2013 Glace Bay
Gillard George Russell Gillard Cape Breton Post 11/9/2009
George Russell Gillard, North Sydney

Born at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Russell Gillard, 88, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Jonathan and Maria (Forsey) Gillard.
George was a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney. When he was a younger man he was a coal miner in Sydney Mines, and later sailed on the Great Lake boats until his retirement.
George is survived by his wife, Caroline ‘Carrie’ (Hillier) Gillard, North Sydney; sons, George Gillard Jr., New Waterford, Calvin Gillard, North Sydney, Wayne Gillard, Sydney Mines, James (Anne) Gillard, Rosemere, Que.; daughters, Beatrice (David) Billard, Ottawa, Sandra Gillard Sydney; sisters, Ethel Gillard and Eileen Green, both of Barrie, Ont.; grandchildren, Christopher (Tanya) Billard, Sydney Mines, Sheldon Billard, Ottawa, Jolene Gillard, Sydney Mines, Joshua and Simon Gillard, Rosemere, Que.; great-grandchildren, Emily and Rylee Billard; and by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, George was predeceased by a brother, Charlie Gillard, sisters, Edna White, Jean Green, Marie Parsons and Phoebe Gillard.
The family would like to thank Palliative Care, the nursing staff at the Northside General Hospital, Dr. Peter Poulos, Dr. Bill MacDonald, the VON and the Northside Homemakers for their care and support.
Visitation for George will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, 3 p.m. from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, Rev. Carl Fraser officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, VON , or the Hospice Palliative Care of Cape Breton.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
11/6/2009 North Sydney
Gillard Gerald B. Gillard CBP 9/16/2011
Gerald B. Gillard, 63 of Mira Gut passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Hursel and Annie Mae (Gillis) Gillard. During his career, Gerald worked for, Cameron's Lumber, Phalen's Bakery, Ideal Foods, Dilney's Trucking and MacDonald Trucking. He is survived by sisters, Jacqueline (Robert) Notarfranco, Enid (Berry) Warner, Glace Bay and brothers, Irvin (Joan), Thorold, Ont., Hurcel (Sheila), Sydney Mines and David (Anderine), Corner Brook, Nfld. Visitation for Gerald will be held at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay on Monday, Sept. 19,2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday in Patten Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gilbert Dube officiating. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the SPCA or to a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. Online Condolences may be left for the family at: www.pattenfuneral.com. 9/12/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillard Rodney Gillard CBP 10/15/2011
It is with deep sorrow, that we announce the passing of our dear son, brother, father and uncle. Rodney passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident in Alberta. He was a resident of Fort McMurray. Born on April 3, 1970, in Glace Bay, Rodney is the son of Steve and Marlyn (Chant) Gillard. Rodney spent the past number of years working in Alberta as a pipefitter and plumber. He was a member of Local 488 in Edmonton and a former member of Local 682 in Sydney. Rodney was a very gentle, kind and considerate son who loved his family very much. He will be held forever in our hearts. Rodney is survived by his daughter, Jessie Olivia, whom he loved dearly, and her mother, Jovita Hynes. Also surviving are his brothers, Todd (Carole), Halifax, Bradley (Natalie), Edmonton, Jeffery (Jennifer), with whom he resided; nieces and nephews, Jack Stephen, Jerzee Kate, Jessie and McKayla, who were his special family. Rodney is also survived by his many aunts, uncles and cousins in both Canada and U.S.A. Cremation has taken place in Edmonton. Rodney’s cremated ashes will be taken back home to Glace Bay by his brothers, Bradley and Jeffery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral service, officiated by Martha MacDonald, is Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. A reception will follow at the North Street Club, Glace Bay. As an expression of sympathy for Rodney, memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. As long as life and memory last, ‘We will Remember You.’ 10/11/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillard Veronica Gillard


Veronica Gillard 89, Glace Bay Veronica Gillard, 89, of 55 Minto St., and formerly of North St., Glace Bay, died Friday, August 20, 1999, at the Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Pat and Johanna (Lannon) Brown. She was a member of St. Leo’s Parish, Glace Bay. She worked for many years at the Sydney Airport and Lingan Golf Course. She was a lifetime member of the North St. A.C. Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by two sons, Wilfred “Willie” (Margie) and Gordon “Chum,” both of Glace Bay; six daughters, Helen Gillard (Holland), Glace Bay, Belle (Allie) Simmons, Glace Bay, Joyce (Syl) LeBlanc, Kitchener, Ont., Pat (Roy) Winstanley, St. Catharines, Ont., Marilyn (Donald) Delaire, Niagara on the Lake, Shirley (James) Morrison, Glace Bay; 39 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a special nephew Gerry Brown and special friend Peggy Tilley. She was predeceased by husband Gordon; two brothers; four sisters and daughter-in-law Mary Frances. Visitation will be held in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10 a.m. in St. Leo’s Church with Rev. Paul McGillvray officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. 8/20/1999 Born in Glace Bay
Gillespie Winifred Gillespie
4/6/1967 Carolyn Wallace Hand dated: 6 April 1967 (This date was on a Thursday) Mrs. W. Gillespie Dies Suddenly In Florida Stellarton- Mrs. Wallace Gillespie died unexpectedly in Clearwater, Florida, where she and her husband were spending the winter months. The former Winifred Skinner, she was born in Stellarton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair Skinner. She had been a resident of Baring, Me., for the past forty years, but had visited her native home many times in the interim, her last visit being in September of the past year. Mrs. Gillespie was a member of the Baptist church there. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Lawrence and James in Baring; two brothers, Neil in Sydney, and John in Halifax; four sisters, Mary (Mrs. W.R. Gunn), Stellarton; Jean Skinner, Westport, Conn.; Betty (Mrs. D. Forbes), Summerside, P.E.I.,;and Kathleen Skinner, Toronto. She is also survived by five grandchildren. Besides her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, James and Allister, the latter killed overseas during World War II. Burial was in Woodland, Me. Mrs. Gunn, her sister Jean, and brother Neil spent some time in Baring to attend the funeral and be with the members of the family. They have since returned home.


Gilliam James E. Gilliam GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 8/14/1985 Carol MacLean James E. Gilliam - Glace Bay. James E. Gilliam, 53, of 92 School Street died Tuesday, August 6, 1985 at the Halifax Infirmary. He is survived by his wife the former Shirley Theresa Osborne, daughters Mrs. sale Neil of Glace Bay, Mrs. Greta Gauvin of Donkin, Sherry Lynn at home, David of Dartmouth and by 14 grandchildren.


Gillies Bernice (Wood) Gillies CBP 4/15/2013
Bernice (Wood) Gillies
Born In: New York
Passed on: April 12th, 2013
Gillies (Wood), Bernice Evelyn - It is with broken hearts that we acknowledge and announce the passing of our mother, our champion, Bernice Evelyn (Wood) Gillies on April 12, 2013. She was predeceased by her beloved son, “Johnny” (John Carl) and survived by her dearly loved children, Dougie, Shirley, Kyte, Bernard (Rosemary), Mary (Terrence) and her daughter- in- law, Karen; cherished grandchildren, Kyle (Shannon), Jenna, Lance (Jaclyn), Kelsie, Justine, Chad and Marissa; treasured great-grandchildren Hayden, Isla and Cassidy. She is also survived by her Aunt Veronica Clare Condon, Massachusetts and a large extended family and will be deeply missed by many close friends. Born in New York, and at age three, moved from the big city to live with her grandparents in Port Hood. She married Alex Allan Gillies in 1953, widowed in 1964. Left with six children at a very young age, she thrived as both a mother and father. She was a personal care worker at Mary’s Hill Home, Mabou, for many years. She was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood, member of Eucharistic Adoration and recited the rosary on many occasions for the parish. She was a volunteer teacher at religion classes, member of the Catholic Women’s League and perpetual member of Our Mother of Sorrows Shrine, Mabou. In addition, she was actively involved in the Cursillo movement and attended weekly prayer group. In her daily life, she had a lively faith and deep devotion to prayer. She lived for her family and was a wonderful and concerned mother. She had a passion for playing the piano and hosted countless family gatherings. She enjoyed sunny days on her front deck with family and friends and loved working in her flower garden. She has always been and will continue to be a strong influence in all of our lives. You are invited to join us in the celebration of her life. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 9 pm on Monday, April 15 in Port Hood Resting Place. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood, with Rev. Andrew Gillies officiating; burial following in the St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Mother of Sorrows Shrine in Mabou. Online condolences may be made to : www.invernessfuneralhome.com.
4/12/2013 Bernice (Wood) Gillies
Gillies M. E. Gillies Sydney Post Record 12/26/1933 Donald Snow The death occurred Monday at his home in Hay Cove, Richmond County, of M. E. Gillies, 88, after a very short illness. The deceased lived at Irish Cove all his life, until moving to his last residence one year ago. The late Mr. Gillies was the first councillor elected for District 13 and until his death was the last surviving member of the council of 1878. He was a brother of the late Joseph Gillies, barrister of this city and at one time Federal member of parliament for Bridgeport. The deceased is survived by his widow


Gillis (Child) Gillis Sydney Daily Post 7/26/1904 R. Fraser A five year old child of Mr and Mrs Martin H. Gillis, Sydney Mines, died yesterday afternoon. She had been ailing for a couple of years, and her death was not unexpected.


Gillis Ada Gillis CBP 2/20/2013
Ada Gillis
Born: October 27th, 1926
Passed on: February 17th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we the family of Ada Violet (Gallop) Gillis, announce her passing on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in her residence of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow.
Born Oct. 27, 1926, Ada is the daughter of the late John ‘Jack’ and Blanche E. (Hillier) Gallop, North Sydney.
She is survived by a son, John P Gillis, Hamilton, Ont.; daughters, Blanche E. Vokes, Cambridge, Ont. And Audrey M. Baxter (James), Westville; brothers, Fred Gallop (Nellie), Leitches Creek and Jack Gallop (Sandee), Ontario; sister-in-law, Margaret (Tweet) Munroe, North Sydney; grandsons, Tom and Christopher Vokes, Cambridge, Ont.; Jimmy Baxter (Raylene), Antigonish; Phillip Baxter (Allison), Churchville; great-grandsons, Blake, Antigonish and Liam, Churchville and also many nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in North Sydney, Ada spent much of her adult life working in retail in Ontario before moving back to North Sydney, where she was employed and retired from Rahey’s Supermarket. Upon retiring, Ada moved to Pictou County with her daughter, Audrey.
Ada enjoyed watching sports, fine food and most of all, visits and conversation with her family, especially her grandchildren and most recently her great-grandchildren.
She also enjoyed her visits from Kevin MacDougall a former co-worker. Your visits were greatly appreciated as they gave Ada many joys and returned memories.
Besides her parents, Ada was predeceased by her husband, Augustine ‘Gus’ Gillis and sister, Daisy, in infancy.
There will be no visitation or service at this time. Cremation has taken place. A family service and burial will take place at a later date in North Sydney.
Donations in Ada’s memory may be made to The Breast Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
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2/17/2013 27/10/1926
Gillis Agneta Gillis Sydney Post 12/23/1976 Wanda (Sutherland) Ross GILLIS, MRS. DANIEL (AGNETA JESTY) KENTVILLE - Mrs. Daniel Gillis, 62, of Kentville, formerly of North Sydney, died Wednesday , Dec. 23, 1976 at the home of her daughter in Kentville. Born in North Sydney, she was the former Agneta (Neta) Jesty, daughter of the late William and Agnetta (Caswell) Jesty. She operated a grocery store business on Peppett Street, North Sydney for many years. Surviving are a daughter Sheila (Mrs. Douglas Penney), Kentville, two sisters, Hilda Jesty, Kentville and Alice (Mrs. Mike Sutherland), Ottawa; four brothers Austin and Edgar both of Sydney; Norman, North Sydney, Bernie, Hamilton, Ont. and three grand-children. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel, a sister, Edna and a brother George. The body is at H. C. Lindsay Memorial Chapel, Kentville and will be forwarded to W. J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney on Sunday. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. John's Anglican Church, North Sydney. Rev. Gordon Pyke officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Gillis Alex J Gillis Sydney Post Record p 3 7/11/1944 R. Fraser The death occurred in the City Hospital on July 3 of Alex J Gillis, a resident of Grand Mira. He had been a patient in that hospital for a number of months. Remains were taken to Mira where burial was made. A large crowd of mourners were present to pay their last respects to the memory of the deceased. To mourn the passing of a beloved father and brother he leaves one daughter and one sister. The daughter is Nellie Gillis while the sister is Mrs Mary Thomas.


Gillis Alex J. Gillis
10/16/1902 Alex Gillis The Casket --- Oct. 16, 1902

Alex J. Gillis, the young man killed at Broad Cove Mines, last week, was the son of the late John Gillis Jr. of Upper Margaree. A shunting engine struck a car standing on a side track, which car communicated the shock to the one under which he worked, causing it to fall off the blocks on which it rested, thus inflicting injuries from which he died in about half an hour. He was a good man in the prime of his life, sober, industrious, and well liked by all who knew him. He was married last January to a Miss MacNeil from Broad Cove, and much sympathy is felt for his grief-stricken widow and immediate friends.
10/9/1902
Date of 09/10/1902 was placed for date of death as it isn't indicated in obit.
Gillis Alexander B. Gillis Cape Breton Post 4/15/2005 Maureen McNeil Alexander B. Gillis, 75, of Sydney, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at the QEII Hospital, Halifax. Born in Grand Mira, he was the son of the late Alexander 'Sandy V.' Gillis and Margaret Gillis of Grand Mira. He was a member of Holy Redeemer and Holy Rosary parishes. Until his retirement, Alex worked at S&L Railway and Devco for 40 years. He loved spending time at his summer home at Benacadie West. He is survived by his wife, Theresa (MacLennan-MacNeil) Gillis; a daughter, Ann Marie (John Dean), Whitney Pier; two sons, Vincent (Celia), Coxheath, William, Sydney River; one stepdaughter, Anne E. Hall (Doug), Ironville; four stepsons, James MacNeil, Sydney, Ronald MacNeil, Boisdale, Francis MacNeil (Joyce), Sydney, John MacNeil (Christine), Halifax; by a sister, Mary MacInnis (the late Louis), a sister-in-law, Kitty Gillis; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Alex was predeceased by his first wife, Rita McGrath, sisters, Margaret, Catherine and Florence, brothers, Danny and John. Visitation for the late Mr. Gillis will take place Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.


Gillis Alexander Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 5/7/1980 Carol MacLean - April 23, 1980, Alexander Gillis, 59, New Waterford native of 3249 Plummer Avenue. Survived by wife nee Eliza Aiken, one son, one daughter, three grandchildren, one sister. Services in New Waterford.


Gillis Alexander Gillis Cape Breton Post 4/5/2010
Alexander Gillis

Born in: Canada
Born on: 07/11/1935

Passed away in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 01/04/2010

We the family sadly announce the peaceful passing of our brother, and uncle Sandy Gillis, on Thursday April 1st, 2010 at Harbourstone Enchanced Care, Sydney.
Sandy was formerly of Ripley Street in New Waterford. We would like to express our thanks to the staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care for the years of kind and compassionate care shown to Sandy during his stay. He was the son of the late Hugh and Mary (Dalton) Gillis.
Sandy is survived by sisters Leona Miller, Ont , Mary (Willie) Hurley, Irene MacDonald, Joan (Ray) Connell all of New Waterford. Pheobe (Fahey) MacDonald, Glace Bay; brother Wilfred (Irene) Crummey, New Waterford, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Sandy was predeceased by his parents; brother Tom (Tucker) Gillis, Manitoba; sister Abby Smith, Ontario; brothers-in-law Angus MacDonald, New Waterford, Jim Miller, Ontario, and nephew Ricky Connell.
There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place, a Memorial service will be held on Thursday April 8th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home Ltd. 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford (862-7500) with Deacon Leo Penny officiating. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery at a later date.
To express your condolences directly to the family please go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com
4/1/2010 07/11/1935
Gillis Alexander Thomas Gillis The Herald 6/21/2004 Maureen McNeil GILLIS, Alexander Thomas - Son of the late Hugh J. and Margaret (Coady) Gillis (South West Margaree), passed away in Toronto on January 21, 2004. A memorial mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, South West Margaree, at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Interment of ashes in St. Joseph's Cemetery following mass. Reception to follow in the parish hall.


Gillis Alexander W. Gillis The Sydney Post 4/11/1924 Lynne Leard The death occurred Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.K. Ross, 11 Union Streeet, of Alexander W. Gillis at the age of 71 years. The deceased was a native of George's River and has been residing at his daughter's residence since last summer. He was taken seriously ill shortly after Christmas and finally passed away last evening. He is survived by one son, John W. Gillis of Victoria, B.C. and three daughters, Mrs. J.K. Ross, 11 Union Streeet, Mrs. William MacKenzie residing on Richardson Avenue and Mrs. J.P. Nuttall of St. John, N.B. Interment will take place at Little Bras d'Or, date and hour to be announced later.


Gillis Allan Gillis CBP 9/28/2013
Allan Gillis
Born In: Big Pond
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: September 27th, 2013
Allan Francis Gillis, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2013.
Born in Big Pond, Allan was the son of the late Bernard Joseph and Margaret Cameron (MacNeil) Gillis of Sydney.
Allan served with the RCAF for 25 years and then was employed by IMP in Dartmouth until retirement.
Allan is survived by his wife, Lillian Ruth (O'Neill); daughter, Diane Elizabeth, of Aberdeen; sister, Dianne (Norm) Ferguson; brothers, Neil (Sandra), Gordon (Patricia) all of Sydney; Stanley (Ellen) of Uxbridge, ON; sister-in-law, Joan, Boston and many nieces and nephews.
Beside his parents, Bernie and Marg, Allan was predeceased by his brother, Bernard Stephen, Boston; brother, Allan Phillip; sister, Joan Marie both in infancy; his son, Christopher Joseph, and infant grandson, Sean.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
9/27/2013 Big Pond
Gillis Allan J. Gillis Cape Breton Post 2/1/2008
Allan J. Gillis Scarborough, Ont./New Waterford, N.S. - Allan J. Gillis, 61, of Scarborough, formerly of New Waterford, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at the Sunnybrook Hospital. He was the son of the late Duncan and Nelina (MacMillan) Gillis, New Waterford. Allan is survived by his wife, Joanne (Morrison) Gillis; daughters, Shelly (Rob) Coish and Dana (Shaun) Teirnan, Scarborough; sons, Allan and Garry Gillis, both of Scarborough; Also survived by sisters, Evelyn (Raymond) Oliver, Halifax, Danena (Brian) Gillis, New Waterford, and Agnes (Mike) Cook, Glace Bay; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Alllan was predeceased by brothers, Duncan 'Gussie', Stanley, Keith and Brian and a sister, Margaret Anne Gillis. Allan was retired from his longtime position at Warren Lamberts in Scarborough. Allan was known for his peaceful good nature and wonderful sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place, a service and burial will follow at a later date at St. Agnes Cemetery, New Waterford. Donations in Allan's memory may be made to Sunnybrook Hospital, Scarborough, Ont. 1/29/2008

Gillis Allan John Gillis CBP 11/22/2010
Allan Gillis, 96, of Northside East Bay, formerly of Gillis Lake,
passed away Nov. 20, 2010, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Gillis Lake, he was a son of the late John and Mary (MacIssac) Gillis.
He was a devoted member of St. Mary's parish, East Bay. Allan enjoyed
playing cards and many other recreational activities at Harbourstone.
Throughout his life Allan was a very physically active person. He
worked at Canadian Liquid Air for many years. He was very dedicated
to his family and took great pride in caring for his property.
He is survived by daughters, Betty (Steve) MacNeil, East Bay, Pat
(Vern) MacAdam, Lower Sackville, Alana, Dartmouth, Carmel (Archie),
Halifax, Sheila (Eric), Favaro, Sydney River, Pauline, East Bay,
Florence (Kevin) Riley, Antigonish, Joanne (Greg) Farrell, Halifax;
sons, Ed (Jenny), Lower Sackville, Allan 'Al' (Donna), Bedford; 23
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Liz; and
many nieces and nephews.
Allan was the last surviving member of his family.
He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Catherine 'Kay'
(MacDonald), sisters, Mary Margaret, Kit, Mary and Jessie in infancy,
brothers, Jim A., Rannie, Gussie, Johnny, Jimmy and Paul.
The family would like to thank the staff of Fisherman's Cove at
Harbourstone Enhanced Care for taking such great care of our father
for the past six years.
Visitation will be 2- 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 in T.W. Curry Parkview
Chapel. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at
St. Mary's Church, East Bay, Fr. Frank Abbass will officiate,
interment in parish cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Parish renovation fund
or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made at TWCurry.com.
11/20/2010 Gillis Lake
GILLIS Allan Vincent GILLIS


Allan Vincent GILLIS, - 81, 63 Kent St., Sydney, passed away August 8, 2000, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Ronald and Annie (Quinn) Gillis. He was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Sydney. He worked for the CNR retiring in 1982. Surviving are his wife, the former Lucy Marie Bowman; daughters, Colleen Siller, Calgary; Connie Welton, Halifax; sons, Allan, Coxheath; Frank, Halifax; Ronnie, Sydney; sister, Isobel Livingstone, Sydney; brother, Frank, Coxheath; 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Steve, Ranni; sisters, Florence, Theresa. Arrangements have been entrusted to T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral 2 p.m. today, August 11, 2000 in St. Anthony Daniel Church, Rev. Leo Boone officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia 8/8/2000 Born in Sydney
Gillis Allister Gillis CBP 7/22/2011
Allister Gillis It is with sadness, that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Allister Gillis at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will appear soon. Arrangements are entrusted to Curry’s Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca. 7/22/2011

Gillis Allister J. Gillis CBP 8/27/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Allister J. Gillis on July 18, 2011 at his residence in Glace Bay. Born in Glace Bay, he was the loving son of the late Ronald and Catherine (Spencer) Gillis. Allister worked for a time with Sony and the lumber industry in Ontario. In 1978, he returned home to help his mom and to work in the construction field in N.S. Recently he enjoyed working at the oil refineries in Alberta. His favourite pastimes were hunting, fishing, darts and the odd game of tarabish. He also enjoyed tinkering around old cars with his old friend and neighbour, Thomas Yates (Tabby). Allister enjoyed the simple things in life, which he did well. Always a smile instead of a frown. Always a hand when one was down. He was an extremely true, thoughtful, and kind gentleman who constantly offered his help to anyone in need. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He will be forever missed by his brothers, Clement (Alice), Glace Bay, Sheldon (Florence), Toronto; sisters, Bernice (Leo) MacDonald, Antigonish, Jacqueline (late James) MacDonald, Glace Bay; many nieces, nephews, cousins & friends. Besides his parents, Allister was predeceased by a brother, Rannie, in infancy. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, in Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to charity of your choice. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca 7/18/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Angus D. Gillis The Casket 6/26/1924 Alex Gillis The Casket

June 26, 1924

At Inverness, on May 15, 1924, after an illness of some months, borne with the edifying resignation to the Divine Will, and fortified by the rights of the Holy Church, Angus D. Gillis at the age of 75 years (about 1849). Deceased was born and brought up at Upper Margaree but in early life he went West to work with the CPR. Afterwards he worked in Manitoba and other parts of Western Canada, and in Washington, USA. He returned to his native land 20 years ago (1904) and bought some property in the town of Inverness, where he remained until his death. He was married to Catherine Gillis of Gillisdale, by whom he had one daughter who survives him. He was also survived by one brother James D. of Gillisdale and two sisters; Mrs. Angus MacIsaac and Margaret, both of Inverness. Interment took place in Stella Maris Cemetery, Inverness, after requiem high mass by Rev. Fr. Kyte, who also officiated at the grave. And thus ended the last obsequies of poor Aoghnas Dhomhuill ic Aoghnais ic Chalum a man of more than ordinary intelligence, who made and retained the friendship of all who made his acquaintance. RIP
5/15/1924 about 1849 at Upper Margaree
Gillis Angus Gillis Sydney Post Record p 8 2/16/1939 R. Fraser Florence, Feb 15 - Angus Gillis passed away in Harbor View hospital at 4 pm on Monday after being in ailing health for several months. The deceased was born in Sydney Mines 7[7?] years ago. He has lived in many parts of the Island but for the greater part of his life he has lived at Little Pond and during the past few years he has resided here. Left to mourn are his wife and one uncle who reside in Glace Bay. The deceased was a devout member of the Roman Catholic church and funeral services will be held on Friday morning at St Joseph’s church.


GILLIS Angus GILLIS Chronicle Herald 9/15/2006
GILLIS, Angus
GILLIS, Angus - The death of Angus Gillis, age 74 of Judique, occurred on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Port Hawkesbury. Born in Mabou on August 22, 1932, he was a son of the late Angus Archie and Annie (Beaton) Gillis (North East Mabou). He was a member of St. Andrew's Church, Judique, and will be missed by family and friends. He is survived by his daughters, Joanne, Calgary, Alta.; Judy, Billerica, Mass.; Valerie, Sydney; Lexis, Kit, Ont., and Michelle, Halifax; sons, Frankie, Mabou, and Stephen, Sydney; brother, John Dan, Mabou, and also several nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Alexina, and sons, Danny and John. Visitation will be today in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 16, in St. Mary's Church, Mabou, with Father Angus Morris officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
St. Mary's Parish Cemetery Fund, Mabou. On-line condolences may be sent to: invernessfuneral@ns.aliantzinc.ca



Gillis Angus J. Gillis The C.B.Post 5/11/2004 Maureen McNeil Gillis, angus J. Toronto - Mayme Miles, New Waterford, Ehemie Reid, Glace Bay, Agnes Momoburquette, New Glasgow, Teresa MacDonald, Coburg, Ont., and Rannie, Howie Centre, sisters and brother of Angus announce with sadness his death on May 2, 2004 at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Martin and Agnes (MacMullin) Gillis. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brothers Stanley and Eddie and a sister Mildred Burke. Burial took place in Toronto.


Gillis Angus James Gillis Cape Breton Post 12/3/2005 Maureen McNeil Angus Gillis, 86, of 627 Thompson St., in New Waterford, passed away Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at the New Waterford Hospital. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Angus and Flora (Gillis) Gillis of Grand Mira North, C.B. Angus was a member of Mt. Carmel Church in New Waterford. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the RCEME attached to the 5 th Army, Light Ack, Ack Division during the Italy campaign and the liberation of Holland. Angus was employed with Canada Post for 26 years before retiring. He was also a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club. He loved to play cards and spent time at his summer home in Mira and will be remembered as a man who possessed a hard work ethic and a very dry wit. Angus also loved to remodel homes in his spare time. He is survived by his wife, the former Annie Mae MacKinnon, RN; two daughters, Marian and Kelly, both of Toronto; three sons, Dan (Arlene), Lower Sackville, David, Toronto, and Lawrence (Nora), New Waterford . Angus is also survived by one brother, Joe, Dartmouth; four grandchildren, David, Halifax, Melissa, Ottawa, Krista, Lower Sackville, and Kurtis Gillis, Toronto; and several nieces and nephews. Angus was predeceased by three brothers, Alex, Stan, Duncan and three sisters, Cecilia, Isabelle and Annie. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home in New Waterford. A memorial mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Carmel Church with interment in the parish cemetery followed by a reception at the Carmel Centre. As an expression of sympathy for Angus donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the family can be sent through the funeral home at vjm@seaside.ns.ca.


Gillis Anne Catherine Gillis, Sr. Cape Breton Post 5/25/2009
Sister Anne Catherine Gillis, SydneyBorn in 24/04/1933 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , CanadaSister Anne Catherine Gillis, CND (Sister St. John Hugh), Sydney/Truro. The Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame and the Gillis family announce the passing into eternal life of Sr. Anne C. Gillis on Saturday evening, May 23, 2009, at the CND Health Care Centre, Sydney.Born April 24, 1933, in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Geraldine (Bates) Gillis.Professed in 1953, she taught in Sydney at St. Joseph’s, Constantine School, Holy Redeemer Boys School and Saint Anthony Daniel. Following a successful teaching career, she entered the Catechetical Pastoral Ministry field, serving many years at Saint Anthony Daniel, various parishes of Antigonish County, Holy Redeemer, Sydney and Saint Gertrude’s parish, Woodstock, N.B., and was also a member of the CND Provincial Leadership Team. Anne will be remembered for her great love of people.Her last ministry was in Truro where she lived deeply the true spirit of the congregation “fille de paroisse”. She was a woman of great energy, enthusiasm and faith.Sr. Anne is survived by her brothers, Joseph (Edna), Marlborough, Mass., Ronnie (Della), Antigonish; sisters, Aileen, CSM, St. Andrew’s, Jane, Scarborough, Maine, Sally, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Bernadette, Joan, Mina Gillis-Chamberlain; several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by her brothers, Fr. Lawrence, Gerry, John Hugh, Cyril, Chris and Bernie.Visitation for Sister Anne Gillis will be held Tuesday, May 26 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., with a memorial mass at 7 p.m., and visitation recommencing after the mass, until 9:30 p.m., all at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro. A celebration of her life will take place Wednesday, May 27 at 2 p.m. at the church, Fr. Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Reception will follow in Campbell Hall. Interment will be held in Robie Street Cemetery.If so desired, donations in Sister Anne’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Kane’s Kitchen or a charity of your choice are welcomed.Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting th 5/23/2009 24/04/1933 at Sydney
Gillis Anne M. Gillis The Telegram, St.John's, Newfoundland 3/27/2003 Bill Cook GILLIS, Ann M. - Passed peacefully away at her residence in St. John`s, NL on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the age of 92 years, in the presence of her sister Josephine, Anne M. Gillis of Codroy, Newfoundland. Predeceased by her parents, Mary Catherine and John Gillis of Codroy; her brothers: Gerald, Edward and Joseph; her sisters: Muriel (Sandy - deceased) Gillis, Elizabeth (Martin - deceased) Flynn, Sister M. Cyrilla (nee Kathleen Gillis) and Clara Gillis. Leaving to mourn her sisters: Josephine (Gillis, with whom she resided, Emaline (Leo - deceased) Ryan, Veronica (Edward) Berringer of Montreal and Theresa (Maurice - deceased) Bond of Montreal; her brother: John Gillis of Stephenville; sister-in-law Bernice Gillis of Codroy; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral to take place in the Codroy Valley. Resting at St. Anne`s Church Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, March 29th, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Anne`s Church. Interment to follow at the R.C. Cemetery, Codroy Valley. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in her memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre. [ Editor's comment: Many Scots in the Codroy valley had their roots in Cape Breton]


Gillis Anne Marie Gillis Cape Breton Post 1/14/2009
49, Grand Mira South It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Anne Marie Gillis, 49, Grand Mira South Jan. 13, 2009. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of John G., Grand Mira South and the late Rose Marie (Black) Gillis. Anne is survived by her faithful companion and soulmate, Andy Ganaway; her father, John; her seven sisters, Helen (David) Ferguson, Theresa Gillis, Mary Gillis, Donna (Edward) Niedzielski, Kimberly (Glenn) MacDonald, Karen (Blair) MacDonald and Arlene (Dexter) Wiseman; her two brothers, Ronnie (Ann) and Steve (Mora); her two godchildren, Corey Matthews and Anthony Niedzielski; and her many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles; and special friend, Andrea Doyle. Anne was predeceased by her sister, Janice in infancy. Anne was a light in the lives of many and will be profoundly missed by all who knew her. As per Anne's wishes and as a final act of kindness, she chose to be an organ donor. A special thank you to the nurses in dialysis and ICU. Visitation for Anne Marie Gillis will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 2 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church, Grand Mira South, with Fr. Paul MacGillivary officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory of Anne Marie may be made to the Diabetes Association or to the Cape Breton Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. "What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us. Rest in peace Buttercup" 1/13/2009 Sydney
Gillis Annunciata 'Nuncy' Gillis C.B.Post 6/21/2004 Maureen McNeil Gillis, Annunciata 'Nuncy', 81 of MacLeod Ave., New Waterford passed away Friday June 18, 2004 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Marystown, Nfld. and raised in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Phiomena (Mitchell) Power. Surviving are daughters, Christina Gillis Booth, Las Vagas, Nevada; Francis Gillis, Pleasanton, California; sons, Col. (Ret'd)Alexander 'Sandy', Mississippi Mills, Ont.; John Mitchell 'Mitch' Gillis, Manhattan Beach, California; five grandchildren, Michelle and Helen Gillis; Jennifer Gillis Mackerer; Frank Gillis; Michael Gillis Booth and one great grandchild, Draeven Gillis McGowan. Nuncy was predeceased by her husband Francis Xavier Gillis. Visitation will be held today, Monday June.21,2004 from 7-9 pm. at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will take place Tuesday June 22, 2004, 11 am. at Mount Carmel Church, Rev. Donald McGillivray officiating. Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery.


Gillis Archie Gillis The Herald 5/20/2004 Maureen McNeil GILLIS, Archie - 51, West Bay Road, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, in River Denys. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late Angus A. and Rodena Belle (MacLennan) Gillis. He was employed as a machine operator for MacLeod Resources, River Denys and was a member of Forbes United Church, River Denys. Surviving are his common-law wife, Michelle Leopold; brothers, Allister (Myra), River Denys; Roddie (Peggy), Blues Mills; Calvin (Ann Marie), River Denys; nieces, Heather, Cathy, Corene; nephews, Barry, Glen, Dougie. He was predeceased by brother, Duncan. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Whycocomagh. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Forbes United Church, Rev. Aaron Billard officiating. Burial will be held in Fir Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Forbes United Church. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com


Gillis Ava Gillis (nee Brogan) CBP 12/28/2013
Born In: Sydney Mines
Born: May 26th, 1948
Passed on: December 22nd, 2013
Ava Gillis passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the age of 65 years.
She will be lovingly remembered by her best friend and husband of 42 years, Leo; son James (Cathy);
daughter Jennifer (Randy); precious grandchildren Emily, Robert, Rachel and Sydney; sisters Teresa (Dan)
and Joanne (Leopold); brother Gary; and many more family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Anna and brother Michael.
Ava was born and raised in Sydney Mines, NS. She was a graduate of the college of Cape Breton and
moved to Calgary where she established a strong reliable reputation in the printing industry. She will be
sadly missed by all who knew her.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Pierson's Forest Lawn Chapel (4121 - 17 Avenue SE, Calgary) on
Friday, January 3, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca.
Arrangements are in care of Pierson's Funeral Service, telephone 403-235-3602.tati
12/22/2013 Sydney Mines
Gillis Baby Gillis Sydney Post Record p 3 7/5/1943 R. Fraser New Waterford, July 5 - The infant son of Mr and Mrs Donald Gillis of New Victoria, died at the General Hospital here on Saturday. Burial took place on Sunday afternoon with interment in St Alphonsus cemetery, Low Point. Baby Gillis is survived by one brother, Leo.


Gillis Bernard (Bernie Rose) Gillis Cape Breton Post 1/5/2010
Bernard (Bernie Rose) Gillis, Sydney

Born in 04/10/1923 at Victoria Bridge , Nova Scotia , Canada

Bernard Gillis of Sydney, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.
Born Oct. 4, 1923, at Victoria Bridge, Grand Mira, Bernard was the son of Stephen and Rose (Gillis) Gillis.
Bernard was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was married to the late Anne (MacPhee) Gillis. Bernard was a veteran of the Second World War. He retired from the electrical department of Sydney Steel in 1986.
Bernard leaves to mourn his children, Rose (Ian) McDonald, Sydney Forks, Vincent (Deborah) Gillis, Jane Gillis, Norma (Alan) MacNeil, Sydney, Leanne Gillis (Scott Christie), Halifax, and Stephen Gillis, Alberta. He will be sadly missed by granddaughters, Kate, Jan, Helen, Terri and Faye McDonald, Diana, Ashlynn and Sarah Gillis, Alexis MacNeil and Claire and Anne Christie. Bernard is survived by in-laws, Mary (the late Mickey) Gillis, Prime Brook, Malcie (the late Mary) MacPhee, Pa., Mary (the late Bernard) Gillis, Grand Mira, Rev. Norman MacPhee and Dannie (Liz) MacPhee, Sydney, Archie (Anna) and John (Carole) MacPhee, French Road, Al (Mary) MacPhee, Sadie (Dennis) Kerr, Dartmouth, Steve (Judy) MacPhee, Ottawa, Theresa (Murray) MacKinnon, Halifax, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife Anne, Bernard was predeceased by siblings, Duncan, Mickey, Lawrence, James, Isabel and Stephen Gillis.
Visitation for Bernard will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. at St. Theresa Church with Fr. Norman MacPhee and Fr. James Oliver officiating. Immediately following the funeral Bernard will be buried next to Anne in St. Margaret’s Cemetery, Grand Mira, a place very dear to his heart. A reception will follow at the community hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Margaret’s Cemetery Fund, Grand Mira, the Cape Breton Cancer Centre or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via email twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/3/2010 04/10/1923 Victoria Bridge
Gillis Bernard 'Bill' Gillis Cape Breton Post 7/28/2009
Bernard 'Bill' Gillis, Sydney

Born at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Bernard Joseph ‘Bill’ Gillis, 87 of Sydney, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, at home.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Dougald and Ella May (Gallant) Gillis. Bill was a resident of Sydney all of his life. He was employed with the Sydney steel plant for 40 years. He was also a life long member of St. Joseph’s parish and was active in the St. Joseph’s Men’s Club.
Bill was a veteran of the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Sydney. The chief enjoyed many happy summers in Big Pond.
He is survived by his son, Douglas; daughter, Anne (Ken) Power, both of Sydney; grandchildren, Katey and Colin Power and by companion, Theresa MacDonald, Sydney and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Peggy; brothers, Alfred, Douglas, Ernest; sisters, Mary and Kathleen.
There will be no visitation at the family’s request. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Cabot Street, Sydney, with Fr. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in Bernard’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, 902-539-3002.
Online condolence can be made to the family by visiting twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca or www.mem.com.
7/24/2009 Sydney
Gillis Bernard Joseph ‘Bernie’ Gillis CBP 6/16/2011
Bernard Joseph ‘Bernie’ Gillis, 66, of Inverness, formerly of Gillisdale, passed away in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, on Monday, June 13, 2011, with family by his side. Born in Sydney on July 21,1944, he was a son of the late Peter and Josephine (Wludyka) Gillis. Bernie is survived by his wife, Geraldine; stepchildren, Angela (Franco) Liberatore, Shamus (Jill) MacDonnell, Sean (Elizabeth) MacIsaac, Patrick (Susanna) MacIsaac; Gail MacKinnon (who was like his daughter); brothers, Peter (Patsy) Gillis, Duncan (Carmen) Gillis, Stanley (Joanne) Gillis; sisters, Cathy (Richard) Barrington, Lorraine (Patrick) Romard; grandchildren, Thomas (John Henry), Lauren, Marcus, Matteo, Molly and Emily; aunt, Stella; several cousins; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Ian Poirier. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by family request. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. Online Condolences may be made to www.invernessfuneralhome.com. 6/13/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: July 21st, 1944
Gillis Brian Gillis Cape Breton Post 3/21/2014
Brian Gillis
Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: December 29th, 1940
Passed in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: March 22nd, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our beloved brother Brian. He was a special part of our families and will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his daughter Mary, her husband Marty, their children and families. He is also survived by his siblings Brenda, Linda, Neil, Kevin, Beverly, Billy and Russell and their spouses and families. Brian was predeceased by parents Molly & John and brothers Peter, John and Gary. Celebration of LIfe service March 22nd at Heritage Funeral Centre, Toronto from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Online condolences and directions may be found atheritagefuneralcentre.ca
3/22/2014 12/29/1940 -
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gillis Carmel Margaret 'Marge' (Sharkey) Gillis CBP 10/28/2013
Carmel Margaret 'Marge' (Sharkey) Gillis
Born In: Saint John, Canada
Born: January 28th, 1928
Passed in: Jamesville
Passed on: October 26th, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Born in Saint John, N.B., she was the fourth child of Margaret Angela (Sliney) and Peter Louis Sharkey.
She graduated from St. Vincent Catholic Girls School and prior to her marriage worked as a telephone operator in Saint John, N.B.
Her move from the city of Saint John to post war rural Cape Breton was quite a culture shock, having no access to indoor plumbing, electricity or a motor vehicle. However, she settled in and embraced the local people and lifestyle. She led a harmonious life that always included music, song and family. Living in a predominantly Scottish culture, she did not hesitate to remind us of our Irish roots. She was a stay-at-home mother, raising nine children and one grandchild.
She is survived by her children, Kevin (Elizabeth), Stellarton, N.S., Rod (Debbie) Glace Bay, N.S., Jim (Lily) Tantallon, N.S., Maria (Gabe) Carriere, Cornwall, Ont., Janet (Lawrence) MacKinnon, Jamesville, N.S., Cathy (Byron) MacMillan, Jamesville, N.S., Carmel (Blair) MacDonald, Timberlea, N.S., John (Alexis) Jamesville, N.S., granddaughter, Colette Thomas, Jamesville, N.S.; and daughter-in-law, Margaret Gillis, Glace Bay. She is also survived by sisters, Josephine Cusack, Dartmouth, N.S., Theresa Ward, Saint John, N.B.; and brother, Phil Sharkey, Plaster Rock, N.B.; 28 other grand-children and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Neil John Gillis, her daughter, Barbara Thomas and granddaughter, Shauna Gillis, as well as sister, Maureen Sharkey and brothers, Pat and John 'Jack' Sharkey.
Visitation will take place at the Iona Parish Center 2-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct 29. A service of Christian burial will be 11a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30 at St Columba Church, Iona, Rev. Paul Abbass officiating. Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, MacKinnon’s Harbour.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to MacAskill’s Funeral Home, Baddeck.
Family flowers only. Memorial donations can be made to the Victoria County Hospice Society or charity of your choice.
“… and sing, sing to the Glory of the Lord”
10/26/2013 Saint John, Canada
Gillis Carter J. Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 5/30/1979 Carol MacLean Carter J. Gillis - Sydney. May 14th, 1979, Carter J. Gillis, 64, Sydney native of 208 Dillon Street, at City Hospital. Survived by wife, nee Margaret Beck, one daughter, five grandchildren, one great granddaughter, three sisters. Services in Sydney.


Gillis Catherine Ann Gillis INVERNESS ORAN 6/11/1996 Juanita MacDonald GILLIS, CATHERINE ANN - The death of Catherine Ann Gillis formerly of S.W. Margaree, occurred at the ICMH on Sept. 08 1996. Born in Deepdale, Inverness. She was a daughter of the late Joe and Marcella MacKinnon. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, S.W.Margaree, and Stella Maris, Inverness. She leaves to mourn five daughters, Mary (Mrs. Laurence Beaton; Lorraine Gillis Jones; Margaret (Mrs. Eugene Maillet); Mrs Ann Maillet all of Boston, Mass., Sandra, (Mrs. Angus MacEachern, Inverness, two sons Donald, S.W.Margaree; James Malcolm, Fort McMurray, AB, 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Peter, daughter Caroline Gillis, and infant son, and one grandson Stephen Jansen, three brothers Alex-Dan, Stanley, and Alex-Angus; one sister Mary Catherine MacDonell, and survived by three sisters Sally (Mrs. Hughie MacLennan) Flora-Bell (Mrs. Simon Gillis) and Mrs. Marie Decoste; two brothers John Paul and A.D. MacKinnon. She was laid to rest at St. Joseph's Cemetery, S.W. Margaree with Rev. Danny MacLennan officiating. Pallbearers were Angus MacEachern, Curtis Beaton, Christopher Beaton, Shawn Maillet and David Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Hughie MacLennan, Peter Angus Gillis, Allen Gillis, Gerard MacFarlane and Albert Beaton


Gillis Catherine Isabel Gillis
9/7/1977 Tricia (Gillis) Senior Glace Bay - Mrs. Catherine Isabel Gillis, 71, former resident of 29 Third St., Hub, died at the Community Rest Home, North Sydney Wednesday. She entered the rest home in 1975. She was the widow of Roderick Gillis. She was the daughter of the late James MacAulay and the former Annabel Turner. A native of Glace Bay she lived in Boston before taking up residence at the Northside Rest Home. She was a member of St. John Parish. Mrs. Gillis is survived by daughters (Mary) Mrs. Joseph Steele, (Joan) Mrs. Donald MacNeil, (Sandra) Mrs. Blaise MacNeil, (Carol) Mrs. Charles Reed, (Florence) Mrs. Dennis Seward, (Margaret) Mrs. Anthony MacNeil, Boston, Mass.; (Jeanette) Mrs. Fred Zucco, N.Y.; (Shirley) Mrs. Roland Lauzon, Windsor, Ont.; (Alice) Mrs. Raphael Campbell, Westmount; Anne, Sydney; sons, Clarence, Roderick, Boston, Mass., Michael, Glace Bay; one brother, William MacAulay, Glace Bay and one sister, Mrs. Christie Stamcoff, Windsor, Ont. Mrs. Gillis was predeceased by two sisters and by two brothers. The body rests at the V.J. MacGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street this evening after seven o'clock. The funeral will be held Saturday with Mass at St. John Church. Internment will be made in the parish cemetery. [My grandmother died on September 07, 1977]


Gillis Charles "Charlie" Gillis C.B.Post 7/3/2004 Maureen McNeil GILLIS, Charles "Charlie" - 56, Whitney Pier, died July 2, 2004. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Richard and Margaret Gillis. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Kay; daughter, Arlene; sons, John, Charles; sisters, Adelaide Burns, Ann Jane Kopp, Florence; brothers, William, John, Stephen; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Katherine Mombourquette; brother, Richard. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral on Monday at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Rev. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. On-line condolences: twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


Gillis Charles Gillis
2/27/1930 Tricia (Gillis) Senior GLACE BAY MAN MEETS DEATH IN NEW YORK CITY Charles Gillis, 32, Killed While At Work In Large Tunnel NO DETAILS KNOWN YET BY PARENTS Served Overseas With Distinction - News Comes As Great Shock (Special to the Post) Glace Bay, Feb. 28 - Michael L. Gillis received the tragic news tonight that his son, Charles, had been killed while at work in New York City today. As far as the family know, Gillis was employed with George Morley and Billy Scott from here in building a large tunnel in New York City underneath the Hudson River, but no details of how he was killed were contained in the message announcing his death. The late Mr. Gillis was 32 years of age and went overseas early in the war with the No. 1 Tunnelling Corps, with which he served throughout the war with distinction taking part in the many feats that that brave crowd of Cap Breton miners took part in the great war. He was severly wounded and after returning from overseas spent a number of months in Camp Hill Hospital at Halifax. Later he was engaged for some years with Charles Curry Undertaker, and about two years ago he left for New York, where he has since resided. He was well known and universally liked in town and news of his tragic death caused a distint shock here. His remains are now en route here from New York, accompanied by his young wife, who before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Butts of Dominion No. 6, and their little child. Surviving Mr. Gillis are his father and step-mother at New Aberdeen, a sister, Mrs. Vincent Meisner, Victoria Street and six brothers, Joe of the Coal Company's police department, Roddie and Alex, at New Aberdeen, John in Detroit, Stevie in British Columbia and Michael in Boston. [Note-- This was a front page story]


Gillis Charles 'Ossie' Gillis CBP 7/6/2013
Charles 'Ossie' Gillis
Born In: Dominion
Born: April 3rd, 1932
Passed in: Dominion
Passed on: July 4th, 2013
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother who passed away at home on July 4, 2013, with his family at his bedside.
Born in Dominion on April 3, 1932, he was the son of the late Charles and Harriett (Slaunwhite) Gillis. He was employed by Cape Breton Development Corp for 50 years. He was a Korean War veteran and was an active legion member for a number of years at Branch 78 and now a member of Branch 3. He was an avid bingo player and a true Blue Jays and Leafs fan. He was a kind and loving gentleman and a great role model for his family, whom he loved spending time with. He will always be remembered for his smile and wit.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Margaret Jean, Eileen and Lynn (Cally); one son, Billy (Diane); four grandchildren, Alex, Ashley, Matthew and MacKenzie; great-granddaughter Jordyn; sisters, Frances, Helen (Minnow); brother, Joe (Alexina); several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, Georgie; brother, Billy and brother-in-law, John.
Visitation will be on Saturday, July 6, from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 8, at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Bridgeport. The Rev Leo Boone will be officiating. The interment will follow the mass in Calvary Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jmcurryfuneralhome.com.
7/4/2013 Dominion
Gillis Charotte Ann Gillis CBP 8/14/2012
Charotte Ann Gillis

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 13th, 2012

Charlotte Ann Gillis, of Virginia Street, Prime Brook, passed away
after a short illness, in the 4A palliative care unit at the Cape
Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Charles and
Catherine (Lynk) MacNeil.
After raising her family, Charlotte graduated from CBBC in 1970. She
was formerly employed as a secretary with Co-op Harbour Homes and
retired as co-owner of Gillis Home Building Centre. Charlotte
travelled extensively, cherishing her many connections with the
building supply industry. She was a life member of the Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch 12 ladies auxiliary and an avid Cape Breton Eagles,
Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jays fan. Charlotte enjoyed summers at
Big Pond and Loch Lomond, especially the company of family, extended
family and friends at her poolside.
Surviving are her husband, David; daughters, Bonnie (Darryl)
MacDonald, Sydney Forks and Brenda Timmons, Marion Bridge; sister,
Jessie (Dale) Hilborn, Sturgeon Falls, Ont.; brothers, John (Rhoda),
Truro, Fraser (Brenda), Middleton and Brian (Betty), Dartmouth;
grandchildren, Kimberley (Allan) Trimm, Kathy (Charles) Weatherbee,
Ian (Heather), MacDonald and David Kirk Timmons; great-grandchildren,
Matthew Moore, Katie Ann Trimm, Ainslie Trimm, Camden Weatherbee,
Alice MacDonald and Elizabeth Timmons; mother-in-law and close
friend, Eileen Gillis; sisters-in-law, Kay MacNeil, Dartmouth and
Edith MacNeil, Sydney; many nieces and nephews. Charlotte is also
survived by her in-laws, June Cashen (Don), P.E.I., Ann Marie
McCarthy (Francis), Sydney, Dorothy MacDonald, Kitchener, Ont.,
Margie Lou Gillis, Mississauga, Ont., Barbara MacDonald (Beckey),
Dartmouth, Alan (Debbie), Joe (Patricia), Peter (Rebecca), and Blaise
(Rose), Sydney and Paul (Kim), Halifax.
Charlotte was predeceased by her first husband, John 'J.J.'
MacDonald; brothers, Freeman and Grant and sister-in-law, Claire Wall.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Wednesday 2-4
& 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima
Church on Thursday 2 p.m., with Rev. Owen Connolly officiating.
Following the service, a reception will take place in the parish
hall, with interment in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca
or email sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
8/13/2012 Sydney
Gillis Christena 'Tena' E. Gillis Cape Breton Post 11/8/2010
Christena ‘Tena’ Elizabeth Gillis, 82, of Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the residence.  Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Mary (MacKinnon) Gillis.  Tena was a former member of St. Theresa parish, Sydney.  She is survived by nieces, Sheryl Hood, Christine (Darren) Hasara, both of New Jersey; nephews, Wayne (Carol) Hood, Illinois and Neal Hood, New York; and brother-in-law, James Hood Jr.  She was predeceased by brother, Daniel Gillis and sister, Helen Hood.  Funeral mass for the late Tena Gillis will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa Church with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating.  Family suggests memorials to St. Theresa Church or donor choice.    11/2/2010 New Waterford Nova Scotia, Canada  
Gillis Christina M. Gillis
12/15/1969 R. Fraser MRS. ELMORE GILLIS North Sydney - The death of Mrs. Christina M. Gillis occurred Friday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born at Point Clear, Boularderie, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MacKenzie. She was predeceased by her husband seven years ago and by a step brother, Daniel C. MacKenzie in April of this year. Surviving are a step brother, Raymond, Baie Comeau, Que.; a step daughter, Norma, at home; one sister, Mrs. Charles P. Hickey. The body rests at the Fillmore Funeral Home, Queen Street, North Sydney, from where the funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery.


Gillis Clarence J. "Clarie" Gillis
10/4/2005 Trish (Gillis) Senior Clarence J. "Clarie" Gillis In Watertown formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia October 4, 2005. Beloved husband of Lorna M. (Gouthro). Devoted father of James of Brighton, Linda A. and her partner David Harrington of Allston, William R. of Watertown, Gary of Brighton and Jean E. Scalia and her husband Anthony of Abington. Brother of Mary Steele of Dorchester, Annie MacKinnon of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Alice Campbell of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Shirley Lauzon of Ontario, Canada, Jeanette Zucco of NY, Joannie MacNeil and Florence Seward both of Plymouth, Carol Reed of Whitman, Sandra MacNeil of Taunton, Margie MacNeil of Abington and the late Michael "Buddy" and Roddie. Loving grandfather of 5. Also survived by his aunt and uncle Willie and Mary McAulay of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral from the Lehman & Reen Funeral Home, 63 Chestnut Hill Ave. (nr. Brighton Courthouse) BRIGHTON Saturday at 9 AM. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 43 Holton St., Allston at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 PM. If desired memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 247 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116. Funeral Home handicapped accessible. Lehman & Reen Funeral Home Brighton 617-782-1000 [ Submitter's comment: Clarie was originally from Third St, The Hub, Glace Bay and was a son of Katie Belle (MacAulay) and Roderick Gillis.]


Gillis Colin Gillis Cape Breton Post 9/20/2004 Carol MacLean COLIN GILLIS - 68 - New Waterford - Regretfully, the family of Colin Gillis, wish to announce his sudden passing at home on September 9, 2004. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Hugh and Mary (MacDonald) Gillis. In his earlier years, Collie worked in the mines and late joined the New Waterford Police Force, where he worked for 24 years. His favourite pastime were his eight grandchildren. He could always be found at the rink, ice skating or watching his grandsons playing hockey or cheering a soccer game. Collie is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nellie (MacKenzie) Gillis. He is also survived by daughters Thelma (Dannie) Dowie, and Colette (Mike) Carrigan and sons Gerard (Wendy) and Johnny (Laura Lee), all of New Waterford. He will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Brent, Bonnie, Lauren, David, Kenzie, Tessa, Alison and Kelly. Also left to mourn are his sisters Ella MacDonald, Theresa Bates both of New Waterford and Thelma MacNeil of Sydney Mines, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Collie was predeceased by sisters, Genevieve, Rita, Effie and brothers Angus, Donnie and John "Spike" and Ray. Visitation for the late Mr. Gillis will be held today (Monday) September 20, 2004 from 7-9 pm and Tuesday September 21 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, NS. Funeral mass will be held Tuesday September 22, 2004 at 2 pm in St. Michael's Church, River Ryan. Cremation will follow with burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Reception will be held in the Gaul Center folllowing the mass, and all are welcom to attend. Donations in Collie's memory are suggested to be made to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of ones choice. Online condolences will be forwarded to the family at: mclellanbrothers@ns.sympatico.ca


Gillis Daniel Allan "Donald" Gillis The Halifax Herald Limited 5/17/2005 Carol MacLean GILLIS, Daniel Allan "Donald" - 96, Halifax, passed away May 15, 2005, in Parkstone Enhanced Care. Born in Broad Cove Marsh, he was a son of the late Archibald and Anna (MacLellan) Gillis. He was a veteran of the Second World War. He worked at the Halifax Shipyards and later with Simpson Sears Ltd., from where he retired. He was a passionate advocate of the Gaelic language and culture. He was a founding member of the Cape Breton Club as well as St. Catherine of Siena Parish. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by daughter, Barbara Rao, Halifax; sons, Roy (Patricia), Malcolm (Patty), both of Halifax; daughter-in-law, Joan (widow of Daniel Jr.); grandchildren, Margaret, Heather, Jennifer, Katherine, Sarah, Paul; great-grandchildren, Haley, Alexandra, Victoria, and Declan. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret Rose (Middleton); brothers, John, Alex; sister, Anna MacIntyre. Visitation will take place 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Halifax. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. A reception will be held in the funeral home following the burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada, Maritime Region. On-line condolences by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com Forever in our hearts until we meet again. "Gu Brath Nar Cridheachan, Gus An Connich Simm A-Rithisa".


Gillis Daniel Gillis Sydney Post 12/9/1921 R. Fraser Big Bank, Boularderie...Daniel Gillis age 83, died at his home yesterday. One son John, survives.


Gillis Daniel Gillis Sydney Post 11/12/1985 Carol MacLean - Glace Bay. Daniel Gillis, 65, of 177 Ninth Street was pronounced dead on arrival at the Glace Bay Community Hospital on Tuesday December 03, 1985. Unmarried Mr. Gillis is survived by brothers Edward and William of Glace Bay.


Gillis Debbie Gillis CBP 3/28/2013
Debbie Gillis
Born In: New Waterford
Passed on: March 26th, 2013
It is with sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Debbie Ann Gillis, 52, of Hinchey Avenue, New Waterford on March 26, 2013, at the New Waterford Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of Norma (McDonald) and the late Dougie Hurley.
Debbie was a member of St. Leonard's parish, New Waterford. She was employed with Speigel Group Tele Services in New Waterford for a few years. Debbie enjoyed playing darts, bingo, bowling with her team, and taking pictures and videos. She also loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and many pets she had over the years. Debbie was an outgoing and happy person who would frequently attend functions within the community. She was well liked and will be missed by all.
Surviving are her mother, Norma; companion, Bradley Ruelland, New Waterford; daughter, Nicole Gillis (Eric Gallant), Sydney; son, Lloyd Gillis (Rachael Gould), Alberta; grandchildren, Brendon, Sara and Michael; brothers-in-law, Danny, Raymond and Robert; sisters-in-law, Shauna and Rebecca; 'sister-cousin', Simone Campbell.
Debbie was predeceased by her father, Dougie Hurley; husband, Lloyd Gillis and brother, Joseph, in infancy.
There will be no visitation. Cremation will take place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Liturgy of the Word will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at St. Leonard's Parish Hall, Convent Street, New Waterford.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
3/26/2013 New Waterford
Gillis Deloris CBP 7/21/2011
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Deloris Gillis, who passed away peacefully at her home in Sydney Mines on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Born in Sydney Mines on February 22, 1940, Deloris was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rita MacLeod. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Sydney Mines. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Deloris is survived by her husband Bernie, and her children; Joe (Charlene), Sydney Mines, Alex (Laura Jane), Little Narrows, Kim (Darryl) MacKinnon, Sydney Mines, and Willina (Troy) Pero, Bras d'Or, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Deloris was predeceased by her son Murdock Thomas. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Ajit Kerketta officiating. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca Gone to be with her Lord and Saviour. 7/19/2011 Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: February 22nd, 1940
Gillis Diane Marilyn Gillis CBP 8/17/2012
Diane Marilyn Gillis

Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 15th, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a loving
daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Diane Gillis, age 67,
of Glace Bay passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital,
Sydney, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, with her family at her side.
Born in Halifax, Diane was the daughter of late George Sinclair Roy
and Sadie (Newman) Morrison.
She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay.
Diane enjoyed bingo, bowling, darts and creating crafts. She loved to
cook and bake and had something sweet in the house for family and
friends when they dropped in. In her earlier years she enjoyed
camping. She also was a member of St. Anne's Sodality of St.
Anthony's.
Diane will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 45 years (Aug.
5), Allan Gillis, her mother, Sadie (Newman) Morrison, daughter,
Kelly (Paul) Davies, son, Allan Jr. (Jennifer), brothers, Butch
Newman, all of Glace Bay, Alex Morrison, Sydney; stepsister, Isabel,
Vancouver; cherished grandchildren, Crystal Gillis, Robert Gillis and
Branden Davies. Also surviving are three aunts; two godchildren,
Shaleen and Cory; cousins, nieces and nephews. Diane will also be
truly missed by her loving four-legged K9 companion, 'Scamp.'
Besides her father, Diane was predeceased by her stepfather, John
Morrison and five stepbrothers.
Visitation for Diane Gillis will be held Saturday, 7-9 p.m. and
Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve
St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Monday at
St. Anthony's Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating.
A luncheon will follow in the church hall. Cremation will take place
with a private family interment in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Diane's memory may be made to palliative care.
Online condolences to the Gillis family are available through
www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
8/15/2012 Halifax
Gillis Donald B. Gillis Inverness Oran, page 28 10/30/2002 Juanita MacDonald Donald B. Gillis, age 76, resident of Seaview Dr., North Sydney, passed away at the QEII Hospital in Halifax., N.S. WEdnesday, October 23rd, 2002. He was a son of the late Dan A. and Mary (Wallace) Gillis of Sydney Mines. Donald was employed by the CNR for 42 years, retiring in 1982. He also operated a successful wholesale fish business, Donald B. Gillis and Son. He was a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the KOC, St. Joseph's Church Choir and the Northern Yacht Club. Donald was an active member in the Cape Breton Fiddler's Association. He was a fiddler who enjoyed the music and participated as a founder and active member since its inception at Glendale in 1972 under the direction of Father John Angus Rankin. He was a long-time member of the Cape Breton Gaelic Society. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Canadian Infantry. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Mary Margaret MacLellan from Grand Mira North, C.B. He promised his bride he would show her the world and after they raised their ten children he took her to 54 countries and every ceilidh he could find. Donald B. Gillis has four sons and six daughters, Alexander "Sandy" (Bonnie), Monton, N.B; Ann (Marvin), Nashville, Tennessee; Eileen (John) MacLean, Downingtown, Pa.; Allan (Josie), Perth, Australia; Daniel, Fremantle, Australia; Jim (Peggy), North Sydney; Carmella (Perry), Saint John, N.B; Colleen (John) Davis, Sydney Mines; Martina (Todd) Caldwell, Sydney Mines; Michele (Ron) Kronstein, Bedford, N.S.; 11 grandchildren Daniel and Suzanne Gillis, Mike Gillis, Andrew and Douglas MacLean, Jack and Bhreagh Gillis, Kyle Davis, Sam, Iain and Faith Caldwell. He was predeceased by daughters Pauline Marie and Mary Elizabeth, by brothers Wallace, Harold and Edgar, sister Imogene Green. Funeral mass was held Saturday, October 26th, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney. Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Church Improvement Fund.


Gillis Donald Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 8/5/2005 Carol MacLean Donald Joseph Gillis, 71, of the Cove Guest Home, formerly of 79 Union St., passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Hugh and Mary (MacAdam) Gillis. Donald was a graduate of St. Mary's University and was employed in the finance department of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for over 30 years. Prior to that he was associated with the Highlander Press. Donald loved to fish, especiallyin his younger years. He was also a member of the Sydney Academy Pipe Band. He is survived by three sisters, Genevieve, Clare (Harvey) MacEachern, Carmel, all of Sydney; three brothers, Hugh (Doris), Antigonish, Allan (Judy), Toronto, Robert (Hannah), London, Ont.; by several nieces and nephews and his special friend, Mary Anne Campbell, Halifax. Also survived by his former wife, Joyce D'Entremont, Yarmouth County. He was predeceased by infant sisters, Margaret and Leone. Visitation for the late Mr. Gillis will take place Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations may be made tothe Cove Guest Home or a charity of choice. Online condolences may besent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.


Gillis Donald Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 3/12/2008
Donald Joseph Gillis 52, Glace Bay - Donald Joseph Gillis, 52, Glace Bay, died suddenly on March 11, 2008, at home. Born in Glace Bay, on June 9, 1955, he was the beloved son of Florence Gillis and the late Joseph Gillis. Donnie worked for the Cape Breton Development Corp. as an electrician primarily at the Victoria Junction wash plant until the closure of their operations. Donnie was an ardent sports fan whose heart had room for only two teams, the Montreal Canadiens and the New England Patriots. He was also an auto racing enthusiast where he served as driver and mechanic for his vehicle. While many were numbered among his friends, they all at one time or another felt the force of his convictions and beliefs in any discussions, but once found to be a friend he would do anything for you. He leaves surviving him, his mother, Florence (MacDonald) Gillis; brother and sisterin-law, Frank and Irene; nieces and nephew, Caelin, Bhreagh and Cale; a special aunt, Agnes 'Sis' MacDonald, aunts, Edna Oliver and Mary (Yabby) Barton, Halifax; and uncle, Gerald, New Mexico. There will be no visitation and funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Friday, March 14, 2008, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Memorial donations in Donnie's memory may be made to Canadian Diabetic Association, Holy Cross Building Fund or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home. "I think it is one of the truths of the world that the people we miss most, are also the ones that we cannot miss because we carry so much of them with us." J. Burrows 3/11/2008 Born in Glace Bay, on June 9, 1955
Gillis Donald Norman Gillis CBP 9/8/2011
Donald Norman Gillis passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, after a short, but courageous, battle with cancer. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late A. Wilfred and Kathleen (MacAulay) Gillis. Don was a graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy. After a short career as a funeral director in New Brunswick, Don spent many years in the food industry with Kraft General Foods and more recently, with Crossmark. Don is survived by his brothers, David (Eva), Edmonton, Kenneth (Grace), Charlottetown, Lorne (Wanda), Coxheath and Wilfred (Bev), Edmonton and his sister-in-law, Cherie, Coxheath. He is also survived by his special nieces and nephews, who will always lovingly remember “Uncle Don”. Besides his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother, Gordon in 2005. Visitation will take place in Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, Dartmouth on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. There will also be a visitation at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Trinity United Church on Saturday 2 p.m., with Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Interment in the family plot at Eastmount Cemetery. Memorials in Don’s memory may be made to Christmas Daddies, the Children’s Wish Foundation or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca. 9/6/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Emily (MacNeil) Gillis Cape Breton Post 10/10/2009
Emily Gillis, East Bay

Born at Glace Bay , Nova Scotia , Canada

Emily Gillis of Northside East Bay, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at the age of 86 in her home she loved.
Emily ‘Biddy’ was born in Glace Bay, the daughter of Dr. Dan and Emma MacNeil.
She was a graduate of St. Martha’s School of Nursing, Antigonish, 1946 and lived extensively throughout the Maritimes, retiring to East Bay in 1976.
Biddy is survived by her son, Leo (Ava), Calgary, Alta.; her sister, Laura MacDonald, Ottawa; her two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Neil and brothers, Dr. J.O. MacNeil and Hector MacNeil, Glace Bay.
Funeral mass for Emily Gillis will be celebrated Monday, 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, East Bay, with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
10/5/2009 Glace Bay
Gillis Eva Doreen (Peddle) Gillis CBP 1/7/2013
Eva Doreen (Peddle) Gillis
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: December 31st, 2012
On Dec. 31, 2012, Eva Doreen (Peddle)Gillis passed away suddenly at the Sturgeon Community Hospital, St. Albert, Alta., at the age of 71 years. Eva was born in Sydney, on Sept. 9, 1941.
She is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Heather (Donald) Fairweather and Brenda (Randy) Kozak’ and granddaughter, Connor Fairweather. She is also survived by sisters, Carol Peddle (Dave Mills) of St. Albert, and Margaret (Duncan) Campbell of Sydney; brothers, Bob (Lorraine) and Alan, both of Sydney; sisters-in-law, Elsie Peddle and Barbara Peddle; brother-in-law, George Carmichael; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Eva was the predeceased by her parents, Roy and Frances Peddle, siblings, Ruth Carmichael, Joan Shaw, Foster and Fraser.
Eva was a special education teacher who taught for many years in St. Albert Catholic School District #3. She also taught in Sydney, Montreal and North Vancouver throughout her career.
Eva was a three-time cancer survivor for over 27 years. She felt it was important to give back, as she had received so much assistance and became a very active volunteer at the Cross Cancer Institute as well as fundraising for The Run for the Cure. She faced every day with optimism, a positive attitude and fresh lipstick. She was an inspiration to all who met her.
We love you and will miss you always.
A Celebration of Life took place at the St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Dr., St. Albert on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 3 p.m.
Donations in Eva’s memory may be made to the Trinity United Church, or the Cancer Centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
12/31/2012 Sydney
Gillis Evelyn Gillis CBP 5/8/2012
We regret to announce the passing of Evelyn Gillis, 65, of Sydney, on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of Allan and Annie Bell (MacDougall) Gillis of Sydney River. She was a member of St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney, where she belonged to the CWL and sang in the choir. She worked for many years in the Boston area in the clerical field and as a personal care worker before returning home to Cape Breton to care for her mother Annie Bell. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family, as she was predeceased by her parents and her sister Ann. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and family, especially her friend Beattress Mullins of St. Vincent’s Nursing Home. Evelyn was a kind and compassionate person who provided caring and comfort to the people she cared for while working, and also in her life. She had a lifelong passion for music and for singing in the church choir. Evelyn’s family would like to thank the staff of St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, and the MacGillivray Guest home for their kindness and care over the last few years. A service for Evelyn will be held Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Daniel Church in Sydney. In memoriam, donations made be made to a charity of choice. 4/22/2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Ewan T Gillis Sydney Post Record p 3 2/9/1944 R. Fraser There passed away on January 27 at North Branch, Big Baddeck, Ewan T Gillis at the age of 96 years. He is survived by his wife, also one sister, Mrs Annie MacKenzie of Seattle, Washington. The late Mr Gillis known affectionately to a vast circle of friends as “Big Branch Grand Old Man,” in former years took a keen interest in community affairs following a residence in the United States. Funeral was held on January 29, from the late residence to United Church, Baddeck Forks with service conducted by Rev Duncan MacRae and Rev A D MacLellan of Baddeck. The graveside service was conducted by St Marks Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Baddeck of which the deceased was a faithful member.


Gillis Flora Gillis Cape Breton Post Page 3 8/29/1942 Norma Day The unexpected death August 23, of Mrs. John Y Gillis, deprived MacKinnon's Harbor of one of it's most beloved citizens and struck a note of heartfelt sympathy in her many friends throughout the island of Cape Breton. The late Mrs. Gillis, nee Flora Walker, eldest daughter of the late Donald Walker of Ottawa Brook, died in her 66th. year. Bereft of her own mother at an early age she early assumed the responsibilities that made her later so capable and so understanding a head of a home. During her 42 years of married life she displayed such constant devotion to duty, such genuine and all embracing charity, and with that so jovial and hearty a disposition, that her name and her home came immediately to the mind of him who thinks of MacKinnon's Harbor. Although she bore into the world seven children, her sympathetic heart would make room in the family for the orphan, and so 17 years ago she adopted her niece, Ada MacKenzie, who then an infant, had lost her mother; 5 years later, her eldest daughter, dying left Lila, then 4 years old, to be cared for also by her grandmother. Both these children were with her when she died. Despite her multiple household duties, Mrs. Gillis was proudly loyal to the Sacred Heart Chapel at MacKinnon's Harbor and the spotless condition of its altar linens always bore testimony to her simplicity of life and purity of ideal. Her motherly affection will be missed also by the priests of Iona for her home was their winter station while attending Sunday services at "The Harbor" and her passing will be learned with sorrow by the former curates, who shared her hospitality. Although the end came unexpectedly, she was prepared. The last rites of the church were administered by her pastor, and "Mrs. John Y", went peacefully to meet Him 'Whose name is Charity", that virtue she all her life tried to live and to show. The funeral was held at Iona, August 25, where solemn high mass of requiem was offered by her nephew and godchild, Rev. Dr. J H Gillis assisted by Rev. D J Rankin, P.P., deacon and Rev. C H MacDonald, Christmas Island, as sub-deacon, Rev. B.V. Chisholm was master of ceremonies. The pall bearers were six of her own nephews: Danny Walker, Joe Walker, Donald Walker, Rannie Gillis, Neil H Gillis & John Y Gillis. Besides her sorrowing husband there are left to mourn the loss of a truly Catholic mother, Dan & Josephine, at home; Catherine, New York; Flora May, Mrs Peter MacLean, Iona; Alexina, Mrs. Douglas Fraser, Halifax; also four grandchildren. Iolena, Mrs. J D MacDonald and an infant son predeceased her. She is also survived by two brothers and one sister, John Walker, Sydney; Dan & Margaret, Ottawa Brook.


Gillis Florence Gillis Cape Breton Post 2/11/2005 Carol MacLean It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Florie Gillis, 89, of Sydney, on Thursday February 10, 2005 at the Cove Guest Home. She was a resident of Carefield Manor for the past 10 years and previous to this, lived at 115 Cabot Street, Sydney. Born April 1, 1915, she was the daughter of the late John and Effie (MacPherson) MacPherson. She was a devoted wife, proud mother, loving grandmother and recently a great-grandmother. She suffered for many years with heart disease. In recent years, it was difficult for her to see as well as speak, however, her beautiful smile and loving touch spoke volumes to those who loved her. Surviving are three daughters Sandra Lambert of Montreal, Valerie (Rod) MacDonald of Lower Sackville, Nancy (Cameron) McKinnon of truro, and one son Blaine (Jeanette MacPherson) of East Bay, 11 grandchildren, a sister Marjorie Paul, a brother Donald MacPherson, along with several nieces and nephews. Florie was predeceased by her husband, John Alexander Gillis in 1998, a sister Emma, brothers Gordon, Harold and John MacPHerson. Visitation for the late Mrs. Gillis will be from 2-4 & 7-9 pm on Friday, February 11 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney. The funeral service will take place at 10 am on Saturday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to Carefield Manor, 1 Dryden Ave., Sydney, NS, B1N - 3K4 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca


Gillis Frances Vivian (Bourgeois) Gillis Cape Breton Post 11/9/2009
Frances Vivian Gillis, Sydney

Born at Keippens , Newfoundland , Canada

Frances Vivian (Bourgeois) Gillis, 70, of Sydney passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2009, in Harbourstone Enhanced Care where she resided.
Born in Keippens, N.L., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Annette Bourgeois.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and both the CWL and Gaelic Society. She was a graduate of St. Rita Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and nursed at Montreal General Hospital, Halifax Infirmary and Sydney City Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis, sons, John Hugh, Dennis (Isabelle); daughter, Sheilagh (Shane) Chapmen; grandchildren, Holly, Olivia, Sydney and Caroline; brothers, Severion, Ignatius, Walter, Bernie and Eugene, sister, Sherly.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her stepfather, Gerard Gallant and a brother, Teddy.
Visitation for Frances will be held today from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 in St. Joseph’s Church, Sydney. Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Family flowers only, donations in Frances’s memory can be made to the Alzheimers Society.
Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting www.mem.com.
11/8/2009 Keippens, NL
Gillis Francis 'Frank' Dominic Gillis CBP 8/13/2012
Francis 'Frank' Dominic Gillis

Born In: Highlands, Newfoundland, Canada
Born: June 24th, 1944

Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 10th, 2012

Passed away in the arms of his loving family at the Cape Breton
Regional Hospital late Friday night.
Born in the Highlands, N.L., Frank was the eldest son of the late
Dorothy 'Dot' and Arnold Gillis. For over 35 years, Frank worked for
Devco mostly as a buyer. He devoted much of his energy and time in
boy scouts, notably the 1st Bridgeport Dominion Scout Troop. He was
an active member of Immaculate Conception Church serving as lector
and parish council member and also the Mens' Club. He also served as
a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and served as a leader
and spiritual adviser with the Christopher Leadership Program.
He was a former board member of the Dominion Credit Union and a
member of the KOC. He was also an active member of the Heritage
School House Museum. His favourite pastimes included playing his
guitar, his garden, camping, golfing and rooting for the Detroit Red
Wings team.
Frank is survived by his wife, Theresa, daughter, Colleen (Bernie);
son, Paul (Miranda); brothers, Martin (Diane), Rev. John, Alex, James
and sisters, Martina (Wilfred), Trudy, Regina (Kevin), Cathy (John)
and the pride and love of his life, his granddaughter, Bethany whom
he loving referred to as "sweetie pie"; many nieces, nephews and
in-laws.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Paul (infancy), Leo and Kevin.
Many thanks to the staff of ICU at the regional hospital.
Visitation will be held at Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace
Bay, today (Monday, Aug. 13) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to
be officiated by Fr. John Gillis and Fr. Daniel Boudreau at
Immaculate Conception Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Interment
to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
8/10/2012 Highlands, Nfld on June 24, 1944
Gillis Gary Neil Gillis Cape Breton Post 1/5/2010
Gary Neil Gillis, Sydney

Born at Inverness , Nova Scotia , Canada

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved son on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. He passed away peacefully at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Inverness, C.B., the youngest son of Iver and Dorothy Gillis of Coxheath, N.S.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Wanda (Harrietha) and siblings, Beverley Kennedy (Dave), Coxheath, Bobby (Elizabeth), Cole Harbour, N.S., and Wendy Richardson, St. John’s, N.L.
His love of computers started in his days at Riverview Rural High School and continued in his studies at UCCB (now CBU). His employment included various computer teaching jobs, as well as part owner in a computer store. The past seven years were spent as a trainer at Stream Call Centre in Glace Bay, where he enjoyed imparting his knowledge to his many classes. His work as a trainer also included trips to Chilliwack, B.C., Seattle, Wash., Austin, Texas, Sargents Bluff, Iowa, and Munbieu, India, where he trained trainers for Stream International.
Many hours over the past 30 years were spent with his father, installing and maintaining the varied sound and chime systems in the United Protestant Church of Sydney River. He also assisted his father in the writing of ‘The Last 50 Years,’ a history of the above mentioned church and producing this writing in CD form for printing by the publisher.
He was a member of the United Protestant Church, Sydney River, Sydney No. 84 Masonic Lodge, the Lodge of Perfection and Rose Croix, of Cape Breton Scottish Rites.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. A Masonic service will be held at 6:45 p.m. on that evening. The funeral will be held in the above chapel, Thursday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to palliative care at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
1/3/2010 Inverness
Gillis Georgette 'Georgie' Gillis Cape Breton Post 9/20/2004 Carol MacLean Georgette 'Georgie' Gillis, 71, of 30 Villa Nova Street, Dominion, passed away Sunday September 19, 2004 at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by her family. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughater of the late George and Margaret (Curran) Morgan. An active bingo player, Georgie was a past member of the ladies auxiliary of Branch 78 Royal Canadian Legion. She was employed at one time with the Town of Dominion at the MacDonald High School site. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, 'Ossie', children Billy (Diane) of Kitchener, Eileen and Margaret Jean at home, and Lynn (Caly) Garneau of Saskatoon, by loving grandchildren Alex and Ashley Gillis, Matthew and MacKenzie Garneau. Also surviving is one sister Rachel (Graham) Brewer. She was predecased by one brother Charlie 'Quack' and two sisters. Visitation in Curry's Funeral Home, 775 Main Street, today (Monday) 7-9 pm and Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 am in Imnaculate Conception Church, with Rev. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Donations in Georgie's memory may be made to the Leukemia Research Fund or to a charity of choice.


Gillis Geraldine 'Gerry' Gillis CBP 8/2/2012
Gerry Gillis of Seaview Manor, formerly of Kings Road and the North end, Sydney, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the residence. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah (MacDonald) Gillis. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart parish. Gerry graduated from St. Martha’s School of Nursing, St. F.X. University and Dalhousie. She nursed at St. Rita and became a nursing instructor after attending these institutions. She and her sister Theresa loved to travel, enjoying together, many trips to New York City and abroad. Gerry loved all animals but had a special spot in her heart for her beloved cats. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her brother, Alexander ‘Sandy’ and sister, Theresa. There will be no visitation or service as per Gerry’s request. Donation requests to the SPCA. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com. 7/31/2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Geraldine Gillis The Herald 8/4/2004 Maureen McNeil GILLIS, Geraldine - 68, Margaree Forks, Inverness Co., died August 2, 2004, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late Hugh J. and Mary (MacIntyre) MacDonald. She was a member of St. Michael Church, Margaree. Surviving are her husband, Harold J. Gillis; daughters, Terri (Cyril) LeFort, Bowmanville, Ont.; Heather (Kevin) LeBlanc, New Glasgow; Kathleen Gillis, Richmond, B.C.; Holly (Ken) Cox, Duncan, B.C.; son, Jason (Naomi) Gillis, Richmond, B.C.; sister, Dolena Roach, Craigmore; grandchildren, Kayla, Bethany, Hannah, Leah, Connor, Matthew, and Casey. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in St. Michael Parish Hall. Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Michael Church, Margaree, Father Patrick O'Neill officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.


Gillis Gerard (Jed) Gillis Cape Breton Post 9/16/2004 Carol MacLean GERARD (JED) GILLIS - 87 - New Waterford - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gerard (Jed) Gillis, 57, of St. Joseph Street, New Waterford on Tuesday September 14, 2004 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, Jed was the son of Lillian Gillis Bates and the late Ronald Gillis. He was employed for years at the former Stag and Doe Tavern in New Waterford. Jed was also a member and past president of the Army and Navy Unit 217 in New Waterford. He is survived by his mother, Lillian, and son Ronnie, also by brothers John (Yvonne), Ron (Jean), Raymond (Muns) and step-sister Carmella (Paddy) MacDonald. Jed was predeceased by his father Ronadl, infant sister Margaret Rose and he beloved Ronda. There will be no wake as cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be celebrated Sataurday, September 18 at 11 am in Mount Carmel Church. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. A reception will follow the mass at the Carmel Centre, all are welcome. Donations in Jed's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, NS. ONline condolences will be forwarded to the family at: mclellanbrothers@ns.sympatico.ca


Gillis Gordon Hugh Gillis Cape Breton Post 9/16/2005 Carol MacLean Gordon Hugh Gillis, 57 , MacKinley Drive, Coxheath, passed away at home on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Edith Kathleen (MacAulay) Gillis. Gordon was a member of Westmount United Church. In 1972, he graduated fromMount Allison University with a BA degree and for 33 years, was employed with HRDC, Sydney. Surviving are his wife, Cherie (Dixon); sons, Alexander 'Sandy ' , at home and Michael, Halifax; brothers, David (Eva), Edmonton, Donald (Sandy), Dartmouth, Kenneth (Grace), Charlottetown, Lorne (Wanda), Coxheath, and Wilfred (Bev), Edmonton. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place at Westmount United Church,Sunday, 3 p.m. with Rev. David Hann officiating. Interment in Eastmount Cemetery.Memorials may be made to Palliative Care or the Canadian Cancer Society.Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.


Gillis Gregory J Gillis Cape Breton Post 2/28/2009
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Gregory Joseph Gillis, 71, of Glace Bay on February 26, 2009, at home.Born in Glace Bay, Gregory was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Troicuk) Gillis. After joining the military, Gregory served overseas in Germany for nine years and was very proud of the medal he received from the peace keeping forces. Gregory loved the army and to hear news of home while away. He also loved his guitar and playing at dances and family reunions in Toronto. When Gregory came back from Germany he was stationed in Winnipeg, where he was surprised to find his brother Tom living. Gregory’s family loved to listen to his war stories. Gregory retired in Toronto which he loved but always wanted to come to Cape Breton. When he moved to Glace Bay, he bought a bike and loved travelling, gardening, shooting pool at Billy D’s and made frequent visits to the legion. Gregory loved talking to his neighbors, especially Melvin Tutty, who was always there to help him out. Gregory lived in Glace Bay for a year and a half and it was the happiest time of his life. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His family would like to thank Palliative Care workers and also the VON. A special thank you to Veronica Gordon Simms - “they were my rock”. He’ll be missed by brother, Don and nephew, Alan and sister, Patricia.Gregory is survived by sister, Patricia Aitken of Glace Bay and brother, Don Gillis of Toronto.Besides his parents, Gregory was predeceased by his brother, Tom.There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place with burial at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849-7520.Donations in Gregory’s memory can be made to Palliative Care or the VON.Online condolence’s may be e-mailed to patten@seaside.ns.ca 2/26/2009

Gillis Hazel Melrose (Forrest) Gillis Cape Breton Post 1/13/2010
Hazel Melrose (Forrest) Gillis, Sydney Mines

Born in 19/07/1925 at Point Aconi , Nova Scotia , Canada

Hazel Melrose Gillis of Sydney Mines passed away at the Northside General Hospital on Jan. 12, 2010.
Born in Point Aconi, July 19, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Bob and Maggie (McCready) Forrest.
Hazel was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford.
She received a great amount of joy from being surrounded by family; they truly were her life.
She is survived by two sons, Carter (Donna) and their daughter Ashley, Glace Bay, J.R. (Sue), Lower Sackville; brother, Wayne (Margaret Ann) Forrest, Point Aconi; sisters, Greta (Nate) Davison, North Sydney, Stephanie Laffin, Sydney Mines, Roberta Marsh, Point Aconi; three special granddaughters, Jenny (David), Maggie, Liz and the light of her life, great-grandson, Jordan. Hazel was much loved by many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jimmy Gillis, daughter, Heather, sister, Norma White, a brother in infancy, as well as three brothers-in-law, Hector White, Gerald Marsh and Kevin Laffin.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will be held Jan. 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Point Aconi Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Many thanks to Dr. Doug Kohlsmith and secretary Karen. Also a big thanks to the loving staff at Four West at the Northside General Hospital as well as the palliative care team.
1/12/2010 19/07/1925 Point Aconi
Gillis Heather Gillis Cape Breton Post 5/31/2008
Heather Gillis 58, Sydney Mines - It is with deep sadness we regret to announce the passing of our mother who had a brief battle with cancer. Heather Gillis, 58, of Sydney Mines, formerly of 11 Egan St., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of Hazel (Forrest) Gillis. She was a member of Carmen United Church, a past member of the choir and UCW. She was also involved with the Christopher Leadership Course and mostly remembered for her 30-year involvement with the Girl Guides of Canada. Family would like a special thank you to go out to Heather's beloved aunt, uncles and cousin who provided love and comfort to her. Also to the An Cala Palliative Care Unit for taking special care of Mom and our family. A special thank you to her 'angel' friends who were there for Mom and family. She is survived by daughter, Jennifer Evans and her partner David Carter, who Mom felt was the son of her heart, Sydney Mines; Margaret 'Maggie' Evans, Elizabeth 'Liz' Evans, both of Hong Kong; special friend, Wayne Young; brothers J.R. (Sue) Gillis, Sackville, N.S., and Carter Gillis, Sydney Mines. Also surviving is her very special grandson, Jordan Evans, he was the apple of Nana's eye. She was predeceased by her father, James Gillis. Memorial service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to "When you get lonely, call me anytime at all. I'll be there with you always, anywhere at all. There's nothing I've got that I wouldn't give, and money is never enough. So here's a penny for your thoughts, a quarter for the call and all your Mama's love." 5/29/2008 Born in New Waterford
Gillis Heather Marie Gillis Cape Breton Post 12/8/2005 Carol MacLean CARIBOU MARSH It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Heather Marie Gillis, 25, after a two-year courageous battle with cancer. Heather passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at home, surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Sydney, Heather was the eldest daughter of Angus and Velma (MacArthur) Gillis. She graduated from Riverview High and from there she furthered her studies at UCCB, where she received her BA and then continued on to UMFK,where she completed her practice teaching with the CBVRSB, earning her B.Ed. Heather will be forever missed by all who knew her for her smile, her hard work, her determination, and for the love she shared with her family and friends. She will never be forgotten by her four sisters, Roxanne, Angela, Kathleen and Deborah, her grandmother, Jessie MacArthur and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends,who were all so good to her. Heather was predeceased by her grandfather, Eddie MacArthur and her grandparents, Angus and Marion (MacGillivary) Gillis. Visitation for the late Ms. Gillis will be held at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel,Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held Saturday at 12 noon at St. Anthony Daniel Church,Rev.D. MacGillivary officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorials may be made to the C.B. Palliative Care,VON or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ ns.sympatico.ca "May her soul rest in peace"


Gillis Howard Murdoch Gillis Cape Breton Post 1/12/2010
Mr. Howard Gillis

Born in 04/04/1931 at North Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada

Howard Murdoch Gillis, 78, Arizona
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Howard Murdoch Gillis, formerly of North Sydney.
Howard was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2001. He passed away on Dec. 1, 2009, in Tuscon, Ariz., from heart complications.
He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of John Peter and Catherine Sarah (MacKenzie) Gillis.
At age 16 Howard went to Montreal to become a Christian Brother but decided not to take final vows. He left for New York and later joined the U.S. Airforce. He married Gloria Irrey and they had one son, Robert. Howard spent 27 years in the military, stationed in Japan and the Azores with his family. He also spent time in Vietnam and the Phillipines. He retired in 1981 in Phoenix, Ariz. He lost his wife to cancer in 1988 and remarried in 1991. Howard and Beverly travelled and enjoyed life to the fullest. In recent years, Howard and Bev made several trips home. Howard loved his home town, and although Alzheimers robbed him of his memories of people and places, his love of Cape Breton fiddle music remained steadfast.
He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly; and his son, Robert, Arizona; a sister, Margaret (Tweet) Monroe, North Sydney; a brother, Joe Vincent, Toronto); and also several neices and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Gloria, brothers, AJ, Gussie and Archie, sisters, Flora, Theresa, Vonnie and Josie.
Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be brought home to Cape Breton for burial this summer.
12/1/2009 North Sydney
Gillis Howard Wilson Gillis Cape Breton Post 5/3/2010
Howard Wilson Gillis

Born in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 02/05/2010

After a long and enjoyable life, Howard Wilson Gillis, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, seven daughters and one son, on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Northside General Hospital.
Born in North Sydney, he was the son of the late Gordon and Dorcas (Dearing) Gillis.
Howard was a pipefitter and welder by trade, and worked for many years at the heavy water plant in Port Hawkesbury, as well as construction sites across the country. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney.
He is survived by his wife, Roseanne (MacNeil) Gillis; daughters, Karen Quirk (Richard), Joanne (Brian Pyke), Marlene Gillis, Patricia MacIsaac (Stephen Devoe), all of North Sydney, Wanda (George Davis), Florence, Carol Ann (James Beaulieu), Greenwood, Vickie (Mel Mansfield), Bras d'Or; one son, Howard Blair Gillis, at home; his sister, Wanda McGean (Brian); his brother, Keith, and sister-in-law, Mary Gillis all of North Sydney; and by 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren (we love you grampy).
Howard was predeceased by his twin brother, Bramwell, and brother, Kenneth.
The family would like to thank Dr. Knott, Palliative Care, VON and the nurses on 4th floor of the Northside General Hospital for the care and kindness shown to Howard and his family.
Visitation for Howard will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. from St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Wesley United Church.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
5/2/2010 North Sydney
GILLIS Hugh B. "Hookie" GILLIS


Hugh B. "Hookie" GILLIS, Hugh B. "Hookie" - 69, Strathlorne, passed away January 31, 2001, at home. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late Herbert and Mary (MacDonald) Gillis. He was a member of Stella Maris Parish, Inverness. He served in the Armed Forces for 25 years and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 132, Inverness. He worked for Strathlorne Tree Nursery until his retirement. He is survived by a daughter, Shana Sooley, St. John's, Nfld.; sister, Betty MacKinnon, Strathlorne; four nephews; one grandchild. He was predeceased by sister, Lorna. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in Inverness Funeral Home. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, Rev. Alex MacLellan officiating. Burial in Stella Maris Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice. HUPMAN, Gwenllian - 85, of Northwood Apartments, Shelburne, formerly from Allendale, Shelburne Co., passed away Thursday, February 1, 2001, at the Surf Lodge Nursing Home, Lockeport. Born Llanhilleth Wales, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Ellen (Lovett) Palmer. She was a war bride and came to Canada in 1945. She is survived by sons, Raymond and wife Jean, Weymouth; Bernard and wife Elaine, Shelburne; Roger, Toronto; grandchildren, Lisa (Kris) Hatt, Truro; Scott Hupman, Halifax; Ryan Hupman, Wolfville; Andrew (Laetitia) Hupman, Cayman Islands; Roberta (Scott) Graham, Dartmouth; great-grandchildren, Emma Louise Hatt, Truro; Liam Fraser Graham, Dartmouth. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor Raymond Hupman; brother, William in infancy; sisters, Winnifred, Violet Chivers, Nora Oliver. Visitation today from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Shelburne. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday in Christ Church, Shelburne, Rev. Jim Greene officiating. Burial in Allendale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Roseway Hospital Foundation. 1/31/2001 Born in Inverness
Gillis Hugh Colin Gillis CBP 6/20/2012
Hugh C. Gillis, 81, of May Street, Scotchtown, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Shannex Complex, St. Anthony Drive, Sydney. Born in New Waterford, Hugh was the son of Duncan and Margaret (Cameron) Gillis. Hugh was a member of the former St. Michael’s Church, River Ryan. He was employed for over 25 years with Devco, working in No. 16, 18 and 12 collieries. He was also active with the UMW. Hugh had many talents, one of them being a gifted carpenter and another was an accomplished writer, his specialty focused on Cape Breton stories. Much of his work is still on display at the Beaton Institute at CBU. Hugh was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, New Waterford. But mostly, Hugh will be remembered as a very compassionate family man who journeyed through life in a very peaceful manner with a gentle smile always present. He is survived by his wife, Denise (Porquet) Gillis; three daughters, Elise Rudderham, Alberta, Linda (Wendy), Ottawa, Brenda Gillis, Ontario; four brothers, Duncan, Ontario, Alex, Halifax, Jimmy, Danny, both in New Waterford; and two sisters, Peggy (Mrs. Noel Vanderlinden), Dominion, Lois (Mrs. Donnie O’Quinn), Maine. Also surviving are five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Hugh was predeceased by eight brothers, John D., Martin, Angus, Bernie and four brothers in infancy. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Ray Huntley, is Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church followed by interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Reception to be held at the KOC hall, New Waterford. The KOC will hold a prayer service at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy for Hugh, memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 6/19/2012 New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
GILLIS Iain Joseph GILLIS Chronicle Herald 10/17/2006
GILLIS, Iain Joseph
GILLIS, Iain Joseph - Age 27, of Sydney, died Wednesday, October 11, 2006, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Sydney, he was a son of John and Nina Gillis, and is survived by his partner and caregiver, Kathryn Crooks of Prospect; twin brother, Brendan. Iain graduated from Sydney Academy in 1997 and attended both St. F.X. and Dalhousie Universities, graduating from Dalhousie in 2003. He was predeceased by grandparents, James and Marion Gillis (of South West Margaree) and Deserie and Agnes Sampson (of Sampsonville). Visitation with family will be held in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George St., Sydney, on Friday, October 20, from 2-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 21, at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church, Whitney Avenue, Sydney, Father Angus MacDougall officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any cancer related charity. A memorial celebration will be held in Halifax at a later date. Iain's family would like to extend their gratitude
to the nursing and doctoral staff at the VG Site, QEII; the Crooks family, and the many friends and well-wishers who helped Iain. Special thanks are to be extended on Iain's behalf to his aunt, Margaret Gillis; Kathryn's mother, Holly Crooks, and most importantly to Kathryn herself, for the tremendous love, support and assistance they provided throughout his illness. Iain was cherished and loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.



Gillis James Bertrand "Bert" Gillis Cape Breton Post 12/18/2002 Maureen McNeil GILLIS, James Bertrand "Bert" - 71, Boisdale, passed away December 17, 2002, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Joseph and Lucy (MacNeil) Gillis. Surviving are daughters, Lucy, Margaret; sisters, Mary (Dan), Jenny (Ches), Sophie (John), Sister Margaret C.S.M.; brothers, Joseph C., Ambrose. He was predeceased by his former wife, Helen MacLean; infant twin brothers, Archibald, Michael. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 11 a.m. Friday, Father Charles Donovan officiating, both in St. Andrew's Church, Boisdale. Burial in the parish cemetery. Donations to the Cape Breton Palliative Care Society, Canadian Cancer Society or any charity. Arrangements entrusted to T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel.


Gillis James D. Gillis The Casket 7/4/1940 Alex Gillis The Casket July 4, 1940

GILLIS, JAMES D.

There died June 16, 1940, at Gillisdale, James D. Gillis in his 80th year. He was the son of Donald Gillis and Sarah MacLellan. He was in his usual health until a few days before his death. Suffering from a painful illness, he met his death with courage and a firm hope in a glorious hereafter. The late Mr. Gillis was an intelligent man and a respected citizen. The great number of people who paid their respects to him while he was sick and who attended his funeral was evidence of the esteem in which he was held. He leaves to mourn their loss his widow, three daughter and two sons : Sally, Mrs. Wilbur Faulkner, Portland, Maine; Florence, who arrived home from Boston a few hours after her father's death; Angus at home; Alex who came from Sydney; Jessie at home; also one sister Margaret Gillis, Inverness. The funeral service was held Tuesday morning with Rev. A. A. Beaton, P. P., officiating at Requiem High Mass. Interment was at Saint Mary's Cemetery, South West. Pallbearers were : Alex MacDonald, Jack Gillis, A. R. Gillis, J. M. Campbell, D. Y. Gillis and Finlay MacLellan. R.I.P.
6/16/1940

Gillis James Donald Gillis


James Donald Gillis 92, Port Hood James Donald Gillis, 92, of Port Hood, formerly of Etibicoke, Ont., died June 6, 1999, at home. Born at Gillisdale, he was the son of the late Alexander R. and Maggie Sarah (Gillis) Gillis. He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood for the past four and a half years and was a member of St. Ambrose Parish, Etibicoke for 35 years prior to returning to Cape Breton. Survived by sister, Rita, Inverness and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, the former Evelyn Cogswell, sisters, Anna, Mae and two sisters in infancy, brothers, Angus R., Neil and Charlie. The late Mr. Gillis will rest at the Inverness Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph’s Church, South West Margaree. Interment in MacDougall Cemetery, South West Margaree. Donations may be made to MacDougall Cemetery or charity of your choice. 6/6/1999 Born at Gillisdale
Gillis James Gerald Gillis Cape Breton Post 1/29/2009
James Gerald GillisBorn in 27/01/1932Grand Mira South Gerald Gillis passed away, surrounded by family, on his 77th birthday, at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility in Sydney. Born in Grand Mira South on Jan. 27, 1932, he was the son of the late Neil J. and Annie (MacArthur) Gillis. Surviving are his daughters, Carol Anne, Grand Mira, and Aimee and Myra, Ottawa, Ont.; son, Jamie, Coquitlam, B.C.; grandchildren, Taylor Lynn, Cruise and Chase; sisters, Agnes MacCormick, Halifax, and Liz (Dan) MacPhee, Sydney; brothers, Francis (Martina), Grand Mira South, and John Pat Gillis, Detroit, Mich.; sisters-in-law, Mary Joe Gillis, Toronto, and Anne Marie Gillis, Grand Mira South. Predeceased by his sister, Florence, brothers, Ronald, Michael and John Alex, and brother-in-law, John MacCormick. Gerald worked for Sydney Steel and Esso for many years. He was a member of the St. Margaret of Scotland parish, the Cape Breton Liberal Association and the Cape Breton Gaelic Society. He had a passion for fishing, farming and for keeping the Gaelic language alive. Very special thanks to the staff of Spanish Bay in the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility for their many years of quality care. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will take place St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Grand Mira South, on Saturday, 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul MacGillivary and Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Following the mass, a reception will be held in the community hall. Memorial donations may be made to St. Margaret's parish cemetery or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 1/27/2009 Grand Mira South on Jan. 27, 1932
Gillis James Gillis Sydney Post Record p 8 7/17/1942 R. Fraser PILOT JAMES GILLIS KILLED IN PLANE CRASH IN TEXAS Sydney Mines, July 16 - Mrs Gerald P Ames, Atlantic street, received a telegram telling of the death of her nephew, Pilot James Gillis, in a plane crash in Texas this week. James Gillis is a son of Mr and Mrs Angus J Gillis, of Allston, Mass., former residents of Cape Breton. Before going to the United States, Mr Gillis was for some years employed as conductor with the North Sydney and Sydney Mines Tramways. Since leaving Cape Breton, James has spent his summer vacations with his aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Gerald P Ames, Atlantic street, his last visit being in August of 1941. After his return he joined the American air force and had planned on spending his furlough here in a few weeks time. His many friends in Sydney Mines will deeply regret to learn of his death at the early age of twenty years. Surviving are his parents, one brother John and five sisters, Mrs Albert Veins, Mrs Robert Smith, Evelyn and Mary, residing at Allston, Mass, and Mrs William Gavell residing at New York.


Gillis Jason Gillis Cape Breton Post 11/7/2009
Jason Gillis, North Bay

At North Bay on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 at the age of 35 years.
Dear son of Louis Gillis of North Bay.
Predeceased by his mother, Florence Dunlop.
Also survived by his brother, Alex (Caroline) and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family receiving friends at Hillside Funeral Services today (Friday) November 6, 2009 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m.
Donations to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation in memory of Jason will be gratefully acknowledged by his family.
Online condolences can be made at www.hillsidefuneral.ca.
11/2/2009

Gillis Jerome Gillis CBP 8/6/2011
Jerome Gillis, age 101, of New Waterford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 at the New Waterford Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Grand Mira in 1910, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary (MacDonald) Gillis. Jerome was a loyal and staunch member of the former St. Agnes Church. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Cape Breton Highlanders. In 1946 he went to working in the coal mines, retiring after many years of service. He was a long time active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, New Waterford. Jerome was a self taught man that lead an interesting life venturing into many fields of endeavour. Jerome was a hobo in the 30s, joined the army in the 40s, became a coal miner in the 50s and 60s, retired from mining in the 70s and throughout he fervently enjoyed his many interests of hunting, fishing, reading, gardening, playing cribbage, watching the Toronto Blue Jays, listening to Scottish music and folklore, the pipes, drums and the odd nip of good scotch whiskey with friends and family. But Jerome’s first and only love was his wife, the late Sally (McNeil) Gillis, who he again will lovingly hold in his arms. Jerome basked in the joy of his extended family. He is survived by his brother, John P. of Livonia, Mich., granddaughter, Starlett and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, Jerome was predeceased by a son, Bernie; sisters, Helen, Josie, Katie, Margaret; brothers, James A., and Donald. Jerome gave generously to the church and local hospitals over the years. To the end he was fortunate to have all his faculties intact. He was still swimming and fishing up to a couple of years ago. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Jerome’s cousin, Fr. Norman MacPhee is Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Church, followed by interment in St. Agnes Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Army, Navy, Airforce Hall on Smith Street. As an expression of sympathy for Jerome, memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online Condolences to the family can be expressed through the funeral home website: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 8/4/2011 Grand Mira, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Joe Vincent Gillis CBP 8/23/2011
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of a dear brother and uncle, Joe Vincent Gillis, age 72, a resident of Toronto, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Joe Vincent was born in North Sydney and was the youngest son of the late John Peter and Catherine Sarah (MacKenzie) Gillis. He served 16 years with the Canadian Air Force before leaving this to pursue his passion of harness racing. He made his home in Toronto, but spent the winter months working in the Meadowlands, New Jersey. His proudest moment came when he was part of the team of The Little Brown Jug winner, Merger in 1982. Joe Vincent made several trips home to visit with family and friends and to place the occasional bet at the local racetracks. He will always be remembered for his quiet, friendly way and sharp wit. Joe Vincent is survived by his sister, Margaret ‘Tweet’ Monroe and her family and by several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Gussie, A.J., Archie and Howard and by sisters, Flora Wilmot, Theresa Hiscock, Vonnie Flemming and Josie Burke. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass for Joe Vincent will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Patrick O’Neill officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com. 8/17/2011 North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Jo-Ellen Lynn Gillis Cape Breton Post 11/4/2004 Carol MacLean JO-ELLEN LYNN GILLIS - 24 - July 16, 1980-Nov 01, 2004 - Sydney Mines - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved daughter Jo-Ellen. Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of John and Ethel (Matthews) Gillis. She is survived by her loving brothers Steven (Shannon, and son Brandon) of Paris, Ontario, with whom she resided, and John Scott at home. Jo-Ellen was predeceased by her grandparents Elizabeth and Bernard Gillis and Vincent Matthews. Jo-Ellen will be sadly missed by all of her many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, godparents Cathy and Edward MacMullin and godchild Madeline McGean. Jo-Ellen was employed with Com Care for the past two years, she had a passion for hepling others and formed a special bond amongst all her co-workers and clients. Jo-Ellen was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. Visitation Friday 2-4 & 7-9 pm in G.R. Francis and Son Funeral Home. Funeral will take place Saturday at 10 am in Immaculate Conception Church with Fr. Danny MacLennan officiating. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Parish or a charity of one's choice.


Gillis John A. Gillis Cape Breton Post 2/17/2005 Carol MacLean John A. Gillis, 82, of New Waterford, passed away suddenly on Tuesday February 15, 2005 in Sydney. Born in Port Hood, he was the son of the late Duncan and Mary C. (Kennedy) Gillis. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, New Waterford. John A. retired from DEVCO in 1988, and was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in Europe. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15, New Waterford, and the New Waterford Council Knights of Columbus (4th degree). John A. enjoyed skating, camping, travelling, and especially summers spent with great friends at Ben Eoin Beach. He is survived by his wife, the former Marion McEachern, daughters Pauline MacDonald of Sydney, Sharon (Damien) Boudreau of River Ryan, Mary (Russell) Spencer of Bateston, son John (Cathy) of Oshawa, Ontario, grandchildren, Tracey, Melissa, J.D., Lindy, Kristen, Stephen, Alex and Rebecca, great-grandchildren Robyn and Tommy, sister-in-law Violet Gillis, brother-in-law Law Power, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Ann Burroughs, Catherine Tonary, Julia Stephenson, Marie Power, brothers James and Murdock. Visitation will be held on Thursday February 17, 2005 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 am in St. Agnes Church, with burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: vjmcgillivray.com


Gillis John Archie Gillis CBP 12/30/2011
It is with deep sadness, that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. John Archie passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011, at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital with his loving family at his side. Born in Mabou, N.S., he was the son of the late James and Catherine (McPhee) Gillis and was a faithful member of the former St. Agnes Church, and more recently the parish of St. Leonard, both in New Waterford. As a young man he worked in No. 12, 16 and18 collieries. John Archie will mainly be remembered as a family man who truly enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He also enjoyed taking long drives in his car, playing card games, watching Saturday night hockey and listening to fiddle music, especially during his trips to the Broad Cove concerts. He was a very gentle and easygoing man who loved being around people and truly enjoyed hearing a good joke. John Archie was a long time member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club. He will be sadly missed by his loving children, daughters, Rebecca (Francis) Fiore, New Waterford, Shauna (Steph) Gillis, New Victoria; sons, Daniel, Raymond, both of New Waterford, Robert, Brampton, Ont.; grandchildren, John-James, Katlyn, Barbara, Kimberly, Aaron, Laurissa, Taylor, Lloyd, Nicole, Robin; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dave, Brandon, Sara, Michael, Jordan, Taylor, Brooklyn, Jailyn; daughter-in-law, Debbie Gillis and son-in-law, Moe Duguid. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years, Marguerite ‘Dolly’ (nee Brady), sons, Edwin, John Boyd, Lloyd, daughter Barbara, and brother Angus. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Victor Ozoufuanya is Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Church. Cremation will follow with interment in St. Agnes Cemetery at a later date. Following the funeral mass a reception will be held in St. Leonard’s Hall, Convent Street. As an expression of sympathy for John Archie, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the VON or the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 12/28/2011 Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis John Ernest Gillis Inverness Oran 2/15/2006 Juanita MacDonald It is with deep sadness that we report the death of John Ernest (Ernie) Gillis at his home in Milton. ON on December 31st, 2005 after suffering a massive heart attack. Ernie was born in Skye Glen on June 18th, 1924, a son of the late John L. and Annie MacQuarrie Gillis. At an early age he left to work in the mines in Noranda, Que., from wehre he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served until the end of the war, and after discharge served in Toronto where he took employment with National Concrete Ltd. and retired after 35 years employed there. He then came to Milton and made his home there. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret Murphy and one son Ernest Jr. He leaves to mourn his wife Alena MacDonald and one daughter, Anne (JOhn Crisci); three sons, Glenn (Angela), Bradley (Denise) and Mike (Melinda), all of Ontario; and eight grandchildren; three sisters, Nellie (Myles) Gillis, Skye Glen; Gladys (George) Munro, Whycocomagh; and Kaye Mullins, Glace Bay. He was predeceased by four brothers, Allister (Katherine), NewGlasgow; Lawrence (Evelyn), Skye Glen; Ross, Toro nto; and Calvin in infancy. He also leaves to mourn several nieces and nephews and coutnless friends who endeared themselves to him. He was a yearly visitor to Whycocomagh, spending six months at his home there where he will be missed sorely. His largely attended funeral was held at Hillcrest United Church, Georgetown, ON, of which he was a member. Burial will take place there in April.


Gillis John F. Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 11/12/1985 Carol MacLean - Glace Bay. John Francis Gillis, 53, of 61 Catherine Street, died Tuesday December 02, 1985 at St. Rita's Hospital. He is survived by his wife the former Therea Mullins, daughters Lynn Francis, Lorraine Nightingale, Dianne O'Reilly, all of Halifax, sons Glenn of Gainsville, Texas, brian at home and one brother Bob in Vancouver.


Gillis John Gillis Sydney Post Record p 8 3/14/1938 R. Fraser LATE JOHN GILLIS IS LAID AT REST Sydney Mines, March 13 - The death occurred at Florence on Friday of John Gillis, a well known and highly respected citizen of the community after an illness of several months duration. The deceased was born at Scotland 69 years ago, and came to Canada 30 years ago, taking up residence at Florence, N.S., where he was employed with N.S.S. & C. Co. Ltd. at Florence Colliery. Of a quiet disposition he was very popular with his fellow workers, who deeply regret his passing. He was also an active member of Wilson United church. Surviving are his wife and two sons, Robert and John, all residing at Florence, and one sister, Jessie, residing at British Columbia. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon.


Gillis John Gillis CBP 1/26/2013
John Gillis
Passed on: January 23rd, 2013
John Patrick Gillis, age 94, of Livonia, Michigan passed away peacefully at Angela Hospice surrounded by family on Jan. 23, 2013.
Gillis moved to Livonia in 1950 and established Gillis Electric, Inc. with his wife, Margaret, who predeceased him in 2003. Together John and Margaret raised a family of seven children, Patricia, Louise, Daniel (Laura), Laura (Nathan Butler), Marian, James, and Andrew (Marlene). John had 15 grandchildren.
John’s four sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
John Patrick was born in New Victoria, N.S. on St. Patrick’s Day, 1918, the seventh child of Daniel Gillis (b. 1866) and Mary Ann (MacDonald). John lost his parents at a young age. At age eight, John moved to the farm of cousin, Neil J. Gillis and his sister, Kate in Grand Mira. Neil later married Annie MacArthur. Neil and Annie’s children became a second family for John.
After a brief stint as a coal miner, John joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), eventually serving as a lieutenant. During the Second World War, John survived several plane crashes while performing reconnaissance and supply drops in Europe. He was picked up by fishermen in the North Atlantic and Dutch farmers in Holland.
John met his wife of 57 years, Margaret Redmond, in 1942, when he came to visit his sister Helen Beaton in Detroit. Margaret’s family had migrated to Detroit from Cape Breton when she was a small child. John and Margaret married in 1946, and settled in the Detroit area.
As president and founder of Gillis Electric, John helped to provide a good living for hundreds. John and Margaret began the business in the basement of the family home in 1955, and Gillis Electric has operated an office and warehouse in Livonia, Michigan since 1971. John also served as vice-president of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce, and treasurer of the Thomas Edison (electrical contractors) Club.
John and Margaret were active at St. Maurice Parish and St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center. John served as St. Maurice’s retreat captain for St. Paul’s for many years, and he attended retreats there for over 30 years.
John learned to speak Gaelic when he moved to Grand Mira as a child. He had a deep knowledge of, and devotion to the history and Celtic culture of Cape Breton Island; he visited C.B. every summer. He especially appreciated Cape Breton’s music; in particular Natalie MacMaster’s music gave him comfort in his last days.
His love is a never ending circle. All our love “Beannachd Leibh”.
Visitation will take place at Fred Wood funeral Home, 36100 Five Mile Road, East of Levin Road in Livonia, Michigan on Monday Jan. 28, 2013 from 4-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 2-9 p.m. A scripture service will take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will take place at St Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, 23333 Schoolcraft, Detroit, MI 48223, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The body will be in state at 9:30 a.m., and mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Angela Hospice www.angelahospice.org/donate, or St Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center www.stpaulretreat.org/giving.
1/23/2013 New Victoria, N.S.
Gillis John Gillis CBP 1/27/2014
John Gillis

Born In: Grand Mira

Passed in: Grand Mira
Passed on: January 24th, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, John Gregory Gillis, 84 of Grand Mira South. John passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 24, 2014.
Born in Grand Mira, John was the son of the late Neil D. and Agnes (MacKinnon) Gillis.
John was predeceased by his wife, Rose Marie (Black) Gillis; daughters, Anne Marie and Janice (in infancy); brothers, Danny, Rannie and Neil and sister, Tina Baldwin.
Prior to his retirement in 1991, John was employed for 30 plus years with Mason’s Wholesale Ltd. He took pride in his work and was a very dedicated employee. He was a lifelong resident of Grand Mira South and loved being home and with family. His community and family were everything.
John is survived by sons, Steve (Mora) and Ronnie (Ann); daughters, Helen (David) Ferguson, Theresa, Mary, Donna (Eddie) Niedzielski, Karen (Blair) MacDonald, Kim (Glenn) MacDonald and Arlene (Dexter) Wiseman; 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. John is also survived by brothers, Jimmy and Joe; sister, Sadie (Allan) MacNeil; sisters-in-law, Theresa and Peggy Gillis; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for the late John Gillis will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at St. Margaret’s Church, Grand Mira South, Fr. Paul MacGillvary will officiate. Interment in the parish cemetery
Donations in John’s memory may be made to St. Margaret’s Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.twcurry.com.
"Be it ever so humble.
There’s no place like home."
1/24/2014 Grand Mira
Gillis John Hector Gillis
11/4/2005 Carol MacLean Hector Gillis 90, SYDNEY RIVER With heavy hearts we regret to announce the death of John Hector Gillis who passed away peacefully with his wife Agnes by his side at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005. Hector was born Jan. 11, 1915, in Christmas Island, the son of the late Michael A. and Maria (MacDonald) Gillis. Hector was a founding member of Our Lady of Fatima parish, Sydney River. Hector resided in Sydney River most of his life, working for CNR as a section man for 40 years, retiring in January 1975. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Hector was a kind and gentle religious soul, who will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will also be missed by all his card-playing buddies. He will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of 59 years, the former Mary Agnes (Whelan); his sister-in-law, Mary (John) Gillis; nephews, Jack Gillis, Sydney, Harold (Sue) Gillis, Ontario, Anne Mader, Ontario, Theresa (Bob) Thomas, Ontario, Arlene Muggah, Sydney, Shelly (Rob) Gillis, Ontario; and by several grand nephews and nieces. Also survived by nieces, Judy (Stan) Dicks, Sydney, and Marie (Bill) Higgins, Christmas Island,who lovingly shared in his care. Hector was predeceased by his brothers, James Angus, John, Michael and sisters, Annie (Donald) MacKenzie, Christine and Margaret, a nephew, Roddie Gillis and a greatniece, Elizabeth Mader. Visitation for the late Mr. Gillis will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Sydney River. Donations may be made to the Fatima House Fund or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. Rest in Peace, Hector. 307 Charlotte St., 539-5455


Gillis John Hugh 'Schoomer' Gillis C.B.Post 7/13/2005 Maureen McNeil John Hugh Gillis, 86, who resided in Taigh Na Mara for the past three months and formerly of 294 Ling St., New Waterford, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in the Cape Breton Health Care Complex, Glace Bay. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Allan J. and Margaret (MacLellan) Gillis. John was a member of St. Agnes parish, New Waterford. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in England, Germany, Belgium, Holland and France. He was a member of the 4th Canadian Division Support Company and the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC). He was also a member of the Army, Navy, Airforce, New Waterford, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 15. John was employed with Devc o for 43 years working in No. 12, 16, 18 and Lingan collieries until his retirement in 1985. He was known to be an avid reader and storyteller. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth MacNeil, New Waterford; daughters, Sr. Margie Gillis (Sisters of Charity), New Waterford, Joan (Shea) McInnis, Glace Bay; brother, David, Sydney; sister, Maurina (John) O'Brien, Brockville, Ont.; granddaughters, Sarah and Emily; several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by a brother, Donald in infancy, sisters, Genevive and Justine. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, July 15, at 11 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Carmel Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carmel Centre, New Waterford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at vjm@seaside.ns.ca.


Gillis John 'John John' Cameron Gillis CBP 1/3/2011
John 'John John' Cameron Gillis

Born in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born on: 06/07/1970

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed away on: 01/01/2011

Beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle died peacefully in his home at Celtic Court on Jan. 1, 2011. Born in Sydney, July 6, 1970, John-John was the son of John and Mary Margaret Gillis and brother of Karen (Travis Payzant), Cathy (Neil MacDonald) and Patricia (Doug Dufour). John-John was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College. He loved music, friends and laughter. He was a former Y's man and life-long Montreal Canadiens fan. Besides his parents and sisters, John-John also leaves behind his maternal grandmother, Hilda MacDonald two special nephews, Greg and Jack MacDonald aunts, Margie (Tommy) Hartigan, Colleen (Danny) Johnston, Anne Louise Leith uncles, Alex (Valerie) MacDonald, Francis (Karen) MacDonald, Peter (Patricia) MacDonald and Danny (Dani) MacDonald and many cousins. He will also be sadly missed by his special godmother, Dale (Tony) Orychock. John-John was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, John and Mayme Gillis, maternal grandfather, Hector MacDonald and his aunts, Laurie McCarron and Bonnie Tobin. Visitation for the late John 'John-John' Cameron Gillis will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate John-John's life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in John-John's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. John-John was well cared for in the past several years by wonderful nurses and staff at Celtic Court and the staff at the CBRH, particularly 4A and 4C. Online condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com.
1/1/2011 Sydney on 6/7/1970
Gillis John Joseph Allan Gillis CBP 10/28/2011
John Joseph Allan Gillis passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Harbourstone Enhanced Care, at the age of 86. John was born in Glace Bay, Dec. 9, 1924, the only son of the late John R. and Margaret (Butler) Gillis. John was a member of Holy Rosary parish, Westmount, since 1954 and a member of the parish Men’s Club. He was employed by the Department of National Defence at Point Edward Naval Base and later at the Sydney Radar Base, until his retirement in 1982. Though John was a quiet man, he taught his children many things by example. He had a keen interest in how things worked and a talent for repairing them for family and friends on a regular basis. He was recognized for his part in the 1969 water rescue of two teenage girls at Blackett’s Lake and was acknowledged by the Red Cross for his dedication as a blood donor. John was also known for his quick wit and contagious laugh that fortunately continued throughout his illness. John was a devoted husband to Idella (Levangie) for the past 58 years. He is also survived by his six children, Caron Harker (Jim), Dartmouth, Sharon Fitzsimmons (Jim), Dartmouth, Michael (Sheila), Howie Centre, Denise MacNeil (Owen), Riverview, N.B., Scott (Elizabeth), Saint John, and Rosanne Gillis-Roy (Andre), Howie Centre. John was extremely proud of his 17 grandchildren, Chris, Andrew, Kylene, Tiana, Brad, Lindsay, Zach, Whitney, Erin, Mark, Adam, Ryan, Brandon, Shea, Callaghan, Sloan and Sophia; and his five great-grandchildren, Katelyne, Maclaine, Addison, Declan and Brogan. John is survived by one sister, Dorothy MacNeil (late John F.). He was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Morrison (late Vincent). Special thanks to Dr. Liam Orrell, Dr. John Ritter, the palliative care nurses and especially the doctors and staff of Mira Bay at Harbourstone Enhanced Care who treated John like a member of their family since he became a resident in June 2007. Visitation for Mr. Gillis will take place Sunday, Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 31 at Holy Rosary Church, Westmount, with Fr. Doug Murphy officiating. Reception to follow at Westside legion, Westmount. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Arthritis Society. Online Condolences to www.twcurry.com. 10/26/2011 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
GILLIS JOHN JOSEPH GILLIS Vancouver Island Newspaper Group 3/12/2008
JOHN JOSEPH GILLIS 1943-2008 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, after a short battle with cancer. John was 64 years old, born in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Son of the late Margaret (MacDougall) and Richard Gillis. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda (Sykes); daughter, Harrena and son, John Angus; three sisters, Adelaide Burns of Gatineau, Quebec; Ann Jane Kopp of Richmond, B.C.; Florence Gillis of Sydney, N.S.; two brothers, William Gillis of Edmonton, Alberta; Stephen Gillis of Sydney, N.S. Predeceased by sister Katherine Mombourquette and brothers Richard and Charles. John was employed at the pulp mill for 38 years and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #169. Service to be held March 14th @ 11:00 am. at the Yates Funeral Chapel, 4470 Gertrude Street, Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Followed by a Memorial Tea @ the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #169, 4680 Victoria Quay @ 1:00 p.m. 123498 3/12/2008 born in Sydney
Gillis John Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 3/13/2008
John Joseph Gillis 1943-2008 - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, after a short battle with cancer. John was 64 years old, born in Sydney, N.S., son of the late Margaret (MacDougall) and Richard Gillis. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda (Sykes); daughter, Harrena and son, John Angus; three sisters, Adelaide Burns, Gatineau, Que., Ann Jane Kopp, Richmond, B.C., Florence Gillis, Sydney, N.S.; two brothers, William Gillis, Edmonton, Alta., Stephen Gillis, Sydney, N.S. Predeceased by sister, Katherine Mombourquette and brothers, Richard and Charles. John was employed at the pulp mill for 38 years and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 169. Service to be held March 14 at 11 a.m. at the Yates Funeral Chapel, 4470 Gertrude St. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Tea at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 169, 4680 Victoria Quay at 1 p.m. 3/13/2008 born in Sydney date not noted, used published
Gillis John S Gillis Sydney Post Record p 2 2/6/1939 R. Fraser John S Gillis, 25, son of Mr and Mrs M P Gillis, the Meadows, passed away in the Kentville Sanatorium on Sunday morning. Surviving besides the parents are four sisters, Mrs Johnston, of Detroit, who arrived for the funeral; Mrs H McGillivray, also of Detroit, Annie and Agnes at home; one brother, Bernard. The funeral will take place from st Mary’s church, East Bay, at 9 o’clock on Thursday morning.


Gillis John 'Shorty' N Gillis Cape Breton Post 4/30/2009
It is with deep sadness that the family of John Norman “Shorty” Gillis announce his passing on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, in his 85th year. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John D. and Mary “Minnie” (MacNeil) Gillis. He was a life long member of St. Joseph”s parish, Sydney. John had various careers throughout his life, including T.C.A. Sydney; the Dominion Coal Company as a draftsman for 25 years before embarking on a teaching career both at the A.V.T.C., Point Edward and then retiring in 1989 from the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School, Prince Street, for a total of 22 years. Shorty enjoyed his summers in Ironville and Beaver Cove and gatherings with family and friends. He was involved in the Boy Scout Movement and St. Joseph Men”s Club for many years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anna Theresa (Gallivan) and their children, Michael (Ann Frances), Sydney River, Elizabeth (Geoff) Hodge, Dartmouth and Ronald (Bernadette), Mississauga, Ont. Grandpa was dearly loved by his grandchildren, Shaun and Ryan Gillis; Greg (Karla) and Glen Hodge and Chelsea Gillis. He is also survived by sisters, Effie O”Brien, Sydney, Dorothy MacKenzie, Halifax and Joan Marsh, Kitchener, Ont. Also surviving are brothers-in-law, John (Andrea) Gallivan, Nictaux, N.S. and Tom (Michele) Gallivan, B.C.; sisters-in-law, Jane (John) Coady, Sydney River and Georgetta “Dodo” Gillis, Sydney and by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Johnny was predeceased by an infant son, Thomas Joseph; two brothers, Hugh and Lauchie “LaLa” and an infant sister. Visitation for Mr. Gillis will be at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 1. A funeral mass will celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph”s Church with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Memorial donations may be made to the V.O.N., Cape Breton Branch or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mem.com or twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca. 4/28/2009 Sydney
Gillis Jordan Michael Gillis CBP 10/23/2013
Jordan Michael Gillis
Born In: New Waterford
Passed in: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: October 20th, 2013
It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Jordan Gillis on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Waterloo, Ont.
Born in New Waterford, Jordan was the son of Michael and Kim (Gardiner) Gillis.
Jordan graduated from Breton Education Centre and also played on their rugby team. He also played minor hockey in New Waterford; but his greatest passion was listening to music, going to live concerts and watching movies.
At a young age, Jordan left New Waterford and found employment in Ontario with RIM (Research In Motion) a division of BlackBerry. He was a very easy-going compassionate man; helping others came naturally to Jordan. He had a great love for his parents, sisters, brother and all family members.
Besides his parents, Michael and Kim, Jordan is survived by his brother, Jonathan (Ashley — who is like another daughter to the family); two sisters, Sarah, Jessica, New Waterford; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Jean Gardiner, Grand Mira; paternal grandmother, Casilda Gillis, New Waterford; uncles, aunts, cousins and his special friend, Sphinx.
Jordan was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, John A. ‘Spike’ Gillis.
Visitation will take place on Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Jim Oliver is Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Church followed by interment in St. Michaels Cemetery. Reception to follow in the KOC Hall, Plummer Avenue.
As an expression of sympathy for Jordan, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army or the SPCA as Jordan loved animals and had many as pets. On line condolences can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
Jordan (is a Hebrew name – descending)
A firm person; his outlook is flexible; is exact in his work and play
Gives joy and comfort to those around him;
One whose intuitive sense is developed;
Has a gleam in his eyes;
If he says it, you had better listen;
He is industrious and resourceful.
10/20/2013 New Waterford
Gillis Joseph Alexander Gillis Cape Breton Post 3/3/2014
Joseph Alexander Gillis, 78, of Moncton, N.B., son of the late Charles and Harriet (Slaunwhite) Gillis, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, after a short illness.
Joseph was born in Dominion, Cape Breton, where he grew up until he joined the Armed Forces at the age of 18. He served his country for 26 years and was a Korean War veteran. He retired back in Cape Breton where he spent 32 years and worked as a Commissionaire in several different places. The last couple of years were spent living in Moncton. Joseph was a loyal member of the Royal Canadian Legion and in his younger years, he enjoyed curling, darts, pool, golf, watching sports on TV and taking drives through the country.
Joseph was much loved by all who knew him; he always had a joke or story to tell and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends and never forgotten.
Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Alexena (Jordan) Gillis; one son, Joseph (Darlene) Gillis of Orleans, Ont.; three daughters, Mary Trites (Larry) of Moncton, Kathy Belanger (Alain) of Woodlawn, Ont., and JoAnn Hafey (Wayne) of Milton, Ont.; eight grandchildren, Patti, Tony, Jennifer, Melanie, Greg, Charley, Sean and Julia; four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Katelyn, Alexina and Wesley; sisters, Frances Bailey and Helen Bailey of New Waterford, Cape Breton; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his son, Charles William and two brothers, Charles and William.
2/27/2014 Dominion
Gillis Joseph Gerard Gillis Cape Breton Post 8/10/2005 Carol MacLean Joseph Gerard Gillis, 47, a lifelong resident of Grand Mira South, died suddenly at his home Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. Joseph was the son of Nan (Thomas) Gillis of Grand Mira South, and the late John Angus Gillis. He was a member of St. Margaret's parish, Grand Mira. He graduated from Riverview Rural High School in 1976. Joseph worked for the Department of Highways and was also a lobster fisherman. Joseph loved the Grand Mira River. He leaves to mourn his mother, Nan; eight sisters, Elizabeth, Toronto, Ont., Sandra MacDonald, Sydney, Mary (Joseph) Burke, Coxheath, Carmel (Wells) Woodill, Coxheath, Joan (Allan) Keating, Sydney River, Stella (Phil) Stow, Tantallon, Margaret, Sydney, and Anne (Pierre) LeBrasseur, Cole Harbour. He is also survived by two brothers, Donnie (Julia), Oakville, and Raymond (Sue), Sydney; by 21 nieces and nephews; and two special godchildren, Lanna Woodill and Justin Gillis; and also by his special friend, Carolyn Stone. Visitation for the late Mr. Gillis will take place Thursday, Aug. 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel.A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Margaret's Church, Grand Mira, with Rev. Bedford Doucette officiating. Interment in the parish cemetery, Grand Mira. Donations may be made to the Grand Mira Parish Hall Fund. Online condolences may be sent to twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.


Gillis Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 5/19/2010
Joseph Gillis

Born on: 29/09/1948

Passed away in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 15/05/2010

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our brother and uncle, Joe Gillis, on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Joe passed away at home, in Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the son of the late James D. Gillis and Betty (Clarke) Gillis.
In his younger years, he was employed with the Bank of Montreal after receiving his BBA Degree from St. F. X. University. In 1981, Joe moved to Ottawa where he was employed by the Federal Government until his retirement. For the past 22 years, Joe has been a grateful member of AA. He was an inspiration and wonderful guide to many AA members in Ottawa.
Joe is survived by his sisters, Anne Gillis, Jane Graham, Theresa (Allan) Jones, Mary Casey, all of Sydney, Florence Walker, B.C. and Kathleen (John) Awad, Ottawa; brothers, Bernie and Jim Gillis, Sydney; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Joe will be deeply missed by his very special friends, especially, Jean Smith, Tim Flaherty, Eric Menier, Robert Unterhauser and Brian Doyle.
He was predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Tim Casey and Ira Walker.
Til the end, Joe kept his keen and unique sense of humour.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, May 21, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Saturday 10 a.m., eulogy by Tim Flaherty. Following the service refreshments will be served. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joe's name to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
We would like to say a very special thank you to the medical and professional staff of Ottawa and Sydney, who were so very good to Joe, especially Gini, his nurse in Ottawa and Dr. A. F. D'Intino in Sydney.
Condolences to the family may be made to sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
5/15/2010 29/09/1948
Gillis Kathleen Emily 'Kay' Gillis CBP 9/7/2010
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Passed away Sept. 6, 2010, at Northwood Care Centre, Halifax, N.S. Born in Baddeck, N.S., she was the daughter of the late George and Emily Dolomont. Predeceased by husband, Daniel Gillis and siblings, Frances, Emily, Joseph, Gordon and Bernard. She is survived by children, Daniel (Jeannette), Edmonton, Warna Gillis-Gray (Bill), Boston, Patricia Addison (Len), Toronto, Eileen Murchison (Jamie), Sydney, June O'Neil (Shane), Lower Sackville, Kathy Line (Rick), Markham, David (Christine), Dartmouth, Douglas, Dartmouth, Pauline Hood (Art), Dartmouth; her brother, George, Dartmouth; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She touched everyone she met. Visitation services will be held at A.L. Mattatall funeral home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m., in our Blessed Mother Theresa Church, Halifax, N.S., 6032 Normandy Dr. Burial at later date. The family wish to thank Northwood Care, especially the staff of 8 Centre. Donations may be made to Northwood Centre Foundation. 8/6/2010 Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gillis Kay Gillis Cape Breton Post 7/22/2009
Kay Gillis, Sydney Mines

Born at Sydney Mines , Nova Scotia , Canada

Kay Gills, 62, 669 Main St., Sydney, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, July 21, 2009.
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Rachel (Donovan) Capstick.
She was a member of St. Pius X parish, Sydney Mines.
Kay found great enjoyment in music and dance.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Gillis; son, Peter Roberts; stepchildren, Tom, Johnnie, Jacqueline and Donald; grandchildren, Carissa, Corey, Shelly, Ryan, Adam and Destiny. Also surviving are sisters, Helen Serroul, Nina Thomas and Mary MacLennan; brother, Murdoch Capstick.
She was predeceased by sons, Sheldon and Bernard Blinkhorn, sisters, Janie Roberts, Della Shaw and Peggy Morgan, brothers, Patrick, Pete and Michael Capstick.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church with Fr. Thomas John officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to d.francis@ns.sympatico.ca.
7/21/2009 Sydney Mines
GILLIS Keith GILLIS Chronicle Herald 8/9/2006
GILLIS, Keith
GILLIS, Keith - 48, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at home. Born March 10, 1958, in New Waterford, he was a son of the late Duncan and Nelina (McMillan) Gillis. Keith attended Saint Agnes High School in New Waterford. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially going for walks and swimming. Many will remember Keith for his quiet manner and helping anyone who needed it without recognition. Keith is survived by his friend and partner, Maynard MacKenzie; sisters, Evelyn (Ray) Oliver, Halifax; Danena Gillis (Brian Bates), New Waterford; Agnes Cooke, Glace Bay; brother, Allan, Scarborough, Ont.; several nieces and nephews, and a wide circle of friends. He was predeceased by sister, Margaret Beckerton; brothers, Stanley, Brian, Gussie. Keith's family wish to express their appreciation to the VON and Palliative Care Team for their wonderful care of Keith during his illness. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth,
where the funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Rev. Darlene Young officiating. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Interment will be held in Saint Agnes Cemetery, New Waterford. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Keith's memory to the Victorian Order of Nurses, 7001 Mumford Rd., Tower 1, Suite 300, Halifax, NS B3L 4N9 would be appreciated. On-line condolences are available through: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com



Gillis L. Idella Gillis CBP 4/17/2013
L. Idella Gillis
Born In: Frankville
Born: October 1st, 1933
Passed on: April 15th, 2013
L. Idella Gillis passed away after a lengthy illness on April 15, 2013 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, at the age of 79.
Idella was born in Frankville, Antigonish County, on Oct. 1, 1933, the youngest child of the late William and Sophie (DeCoste) Levangie. Idella graduated from Mount St. Bernard Secretarial School in 1949. She moved to Sydney where she was employed at the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Post Record (CB Post). Idella was a member of Holy Rosary parish, Westmount since 1954 and a member of the C.W.L. for 25 years. She was a volunteer with the Girl Guides of Canada, an original member of the Westmount “Bunco Club” and a lifetime member of TOPS.
Idella was known for her dedication to family and friends, her unreserved honesty and her no nonsense outlook on life. While raising her family, she was a talented seamstress and knitter. Idella loved words (Scrabble champ) and was skilled with numbers (doing many tax returns for friends and family.) She was an accomplished cook and baker, a talent she shared with neighbors, friends and family and passed to her daughters and granddaughters. She was an avid walker. Idella was always up for new challenges including obtaining her driving license at age 65. Her greatest sense of pride came from family.
Idella was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, John, in 2011.
She is survived by her six children, Caron Harker (Jim), Dartmouth; Sharon Fitzsimmons (Jim), Dartmouth; Michael (Sheila), Howie Center; Denise MacNeil (Owen), Riverview, NB; Scott (Elizabeth), Saint John, and Rosanne Gillis-Roy (Andre), Howie Center. Idella was extremely proud of her 17 grandchildren, Chris, Andrew. Kylene, Tiana, Brad, Lindsay, Zach, Whitney, Erin, Mark, Adam, Ryan, Brandon, Shea, Callaghan, Sloan and Sophia and her six great-grandchildren, Katelyne, Maclaine, Addison, Declan, Brogan and Carter. Idella will also be greatly missed by her second family, Steve, Susie, Sheryl, Shauna, Stuart and Beryl Sutherland. Idella is survived by brothers, Paul Levangie (late Josephine) and Cyril Levangie (Delores), and sisters-in-law, Mary Levangie (late Norbert) and Dorothy MacNeil (late John F.).
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Priscilla DeCoste, Anita MacDougall and Jeanette Pertus and brothers, Russell Levangie and Norbett Levangie.
Special thanks to Georgia and Dr. Liam Orrell, Dr. Juris Lasovskis, Cape Breton County Homemakers, Billie Stubbard and the staff of 4B at CBRH for their care.
Visitation will take place Thursday, April 18 from 7-9 p.m. only, at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19 at Holy Rosary Church, Westmount with Fr. Dan MacInnis officiating. Reception to follow at Westside Legion, Midgley Drive, Westmount.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arthritis Society.
4/15/2013 Frankville
Gillis Leo Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 4/18/1978 Carol MacLean Leo Gillis - New Waterford. Funeral services were held April 13 at St. Agnes Church for the late Leo Gillis, 80, of 3467 Wilson Avenue, who died April 10 at Sydney City Hospital. Interment was made in the parish cemetery. A native of Port Hood, he resided in New Waterford 43 years and worked at No. 16 Collier until his retirement. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish. He is survived b his wife the former Florence Walker, a daughter (Marilyn) Mrs. Kenneth Evon, Halifax, a brother Joseph of Port Hood, and a sister (Margaret) Mrs. Roderick MacLellan, Medford, Mass. The funeral was directed by V.J. McGillivary Funeral Homes.


Gillis Lloyd Gillis CBP 7/24/2010
Lloyd Gillis

Born in: Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed away on: 14/07/2010

We regret to announce the sudden passing of our dear brother Lloyd of heart failure at his home in Saskatchewan on July 14, 2010 at the age of 59 years.
Born in Ben Eoin, he was the son of of the late John P. and Annie Frances (MacNeil) Gillis.
Left to mourn are his partner Audrey, daughter Bernadette (Bunny), sons Richard and Donald Allan. He is also survived by brothers, Donald (Anne), Sydney, Peter (Susan), Ont., Vincent (Corrie), Ont., sisters, Patricia Briand, Sydney and Loretta (Aubrey Bradley), Ben Eoin.
He was predeceased by brothers, Raymond, Roy and an infant sister Christine.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kindersley Funeral Home, Saskatchewan.
A memorial service will be held in East Bay at a later date.

Cape Breton Post August 28, 2010:
Lloyd Gillis
Passed away in: Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed away on: 14/07/2010
A memorial mass will be held in East Bay for our dear brother, the late Lloyd Gillis, who passed away in Saskatchewan on July 14, 2010.
The mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish, East Bay, with Rev. Francis Abbass officiating.
Reception to follow at the East Bay Fire Hall, East Bay.
7/14/2010 Ben Eoin
Gillis Lorne 'Arch' MacAulay Gillis CBP 10/1/2012
Lorne 'Arch' MacAulay Gillis

Born In: Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Coxheath, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 28th, 2012

Lorne died peacefully on Sept. 28, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Lorne was the son of the late Wilfred and Kay (MacAulay) Gillis of Whitney Pier. Although he moved from the Pier several years ago, Lorne was always proud to be a 'Pier boy'. After graduating from Eastern Tech, Lorne worked for the Workers' Compensation Board for over 35 years, both in Halifax and Sydney. There he formed many lifelong friendships. Lorne is survived by his wife of 37 years, Wanda; son, David (Meagan), Nashville; daughter, Lorna, Halifax. He is also survived by his brothers, David (Eva) and Wilfred (Bev), Edmonton, and Kenneth (Grace), Charlottetown. Also left to mourn are his sister-in-law, Cherie, Coxheath; dear friends, Karen and Henry; several nieces and nephews, and his best little buddy, Mitchell MacLean, who affectionately called him 'Bad Kitty'. Besides his parents, Lorne was predeceased by brothers, Gordon and Donald. In keeping with Lorne's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. The funeral, under the direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Trinity United Church with personal friend, Rev. Jackie MacDonald officiating. Donations may be made to Eastmount Cemetery, Trinity United Church or a charity of your choice. "Keep the Faith" Condolences to the family may be sent to www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or .
9/28/2012 Whitney Pier
Gillis Mabel (Lucy) Gillis Cape Breton Post 3/26/2005 Maureen McNeil It is with great sadness the family announce the death of Mabel (Lucy) G. Gillis, 83, a resident of South Bar, Thursday,March 24, 2005, at herhome, surrounded by her lovingfamily. Born in Sydney in 1921, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Mabel (MacIntyre)Digou. She was a member of St.Alphonsus parish. She was an avid bingo player and will be missed by all her 'bingo buddies'.She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by one son, Eddie; and six daughters, Mabel (Doug) AuCoin, with whom she resided, Doreen (Deanie) Murphy, Sydney, Mary Ann (Russ) White, Victoria Mines, Jackie (Wayne) Pinhorn, South Bar, Helen MacLennan, South Bar, Emily Keough, Sydney; sister, Emily MacIsaac, South Bar; brothers, Ray and Jackie Digou, South Bar; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. She will be sadly missed by her two guardian angels, Amanda and Jennifer AuCoin, her two granddaughters with whom she resided for their whole lifetime. She was predeceased by her husband, Jimmy Gillis and brother, Harry Digou. Visitation for Lucy will be held Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Sydney Memorial Chapel. A funeral mass will take place Monday, March 28, at 11 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church,Victoria Mines, with Fr. Everett MacDow officiating. Interment will take place in St. Alphonsus Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at: sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.


Gillis Malcolm Gillis The Sudbury Star 3/16/2008
Obituary for Malcolm Gillis GILLIS, Malcolm - In loving memory of Malcolm Gillis, 92 years, who passed away Sunday, March 16th, 2008 at the SRH-St. Joseph's Health Centre. Malcolm Gillis of Walford Residence was born in Skye Glen, Inverness County, Nova Scotia and married Ida (MacRury) in Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1945. A well respected and liked resident of Falconbridge for 61 years, Malcolm had been a miner at Falconbridge Ltd. retiring in 1978 with 37 years service. He had been a member of the Cape Breton Club and the Nickel Centre Senior's Club. In healthier days he attended St. Stephen's United Church in Falconbridge. An avid walker he was a good neighbour and friend to many, always quick to help others. He will be remembered as an outgoing and positive person who was devoted to his loving family especially his treasured grandchildren. Beloved husband of Ida (MacRury) Gillis of Sudbury. Loving father of Carol (husband Donald Wighton) of Sudbury and Douglas (wife Karen) of Stoney Plain, AB. Cherished grandfather of James (Yung Lau), Paul, Jason, Pamela (Brad O'Brien), Kimberly (Cordell Norman) and great grandchildren Alyssa, Skyler, Riley and Paige. Dear son of John and Mary (MacInnis) Gillis predeceased. Dear brother of Myles (wife Nellie) of Skye Glen, N.S. and the late Jack, Sammy, Don, Murdock GiIlis, Lily Austen, Charlie Gillis and Flossie MacDougall all predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury, Wednesday, March 19th 2008 at 12:30 p.m. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Donations to the Lung Association would be appreciated. (Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday). Flowers, donations or messages of condolence available online at www.lougheed.org 11021912 3/16/2008 born in Skye Glen, Inverness County
Gillis Margaret Gillis The Herald & C.B.Post 6/23/2004 Maureen McNeil GILLIS, Margaret - 95, New Waterford, died June 21, 2004. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Ann (MacDonald) Rigby. Surviving are daughters, Ann, Margie, Grace, Rita, Brenda; special daughter, Margie Borden; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, John Angus; son, John William; sisters, Florence , Vina, Millie, and Olive; brothers, Vince, Wilbert and Percy. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. Funeral mass 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Carmel Church, New Waterford. Burial in the parish cemetery. Thursday June 24, 2004--Gillis, Margaret 95, New Waterford was also predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Bates. C.B.Post.


Gillis Margaret Gillis CBP 1/27/2012
Margaret GillisBorn In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Baddeck, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 25th, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear sister and aunt, Margaret Gillis, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at the Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck.Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Michael A.J. and Annie (MacInnis) Gillis.Margaret had been employed as a civil servant with the federal government, retiring from Unemployment Insurance Canada, having worked in Moncton, Halifax and New Glasgow.She was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Canadian Women Army Corps., in Canada and the U.K., and received the Queen’s Medal in 1977. Margaret was a member of Armstrong Branch #19, Royal Canadian Legion, North Sydney, and a member of St. Columba Roman Catholic Church in Iona.Margaret is survived by her brother, Charles (Kaye) Gillis, Halifax; her niece, Marlene (Graham) Moore, Kingston, Ont.; three grandnieces, Jourdan, Ericha, Caroline.She was predeceased by a sister, Roderiquez ‘Sis’ Gillis; half-brothers, Lawrence, Rannie; half-sisters, Florence Owens, Chippy Fraser, Marion Livingstone; and by a nephew, Kenneth.Visitation for Margaret will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, in St. Columba Church hall, Iona. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday 11 a.m. at St. Columba Church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to St. Columba Church building fund or any charity.Online condolences may be sent to www.wjdooley.com.Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. 1/25/2012 Sydney
Gillis Margaret Gillis CBP 1/25/2014
Margaret Gillis

Passed in: Whitney Pier
Passed on: January 23rd, 2014

Margaret Gillis, 97, passed away peacefully at home on January 23, 2014, in the presence of her loving niece and nephew, Joan Marie Gillis and Gerald Rohan Gillis.
Margaret was the daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth (MacDougall) Gillis of Grand Mira North and Whitney Pier.
She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law; Lauchie Angus Gillis (Della Ashley) and John Andrew Gillis (Mary E. MacKenzie).
Margaret was a devoted member of Holy Redeemer Parish for the past 91 years. She graduated from
St. Joseph's School of Nursing on May 22, 1940 and retired from Sydney City Hospital in 1981. She was also a former Board Member of the MacGillivray Guest Home.
Margaret is survived by her seven nieces and nephews; Joan Marie Gillis, Sydney, Greg Gillis (Jeannie Beattie), Alliston, Ontario, Anne Doreen McCrea (Bailey), Toronto, Ontario, Gerald Rohan Gillis, Sydney, Lexi Martin (John), Miramichi, New Brunswick, Phonse Gillis (Angela), Antigonish, Bob Gillis (Irene), Burlington, Ontario and Donna Gillis, St. Albert, Alberta. Margaret is also survived by numerous grand (great) - niece's and grand (great) - nephews who she dearly loved and was especially close.
Visitation for the late Margaret Gillis will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the mass will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
The family of Margaret Gillis would like to express a sincere heartfelt thanks to those who provided loving care to her especially her niece, Joan Marie, nephew, Gerald Rohan, City of Sydney Homemakers Service, Palliative Care/VON personnel, Dr. Lisa Gammell and Fr. Paul Murphy-Holy Redeemer Parish.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.
A Gaelic Blessing
May you always be blessed
With walls for the wind
A roof for the rain
A warm cup of tea by the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all that your heart might desire.
Gum bi sibh daonnan beannaichte
Le doan bho ‘n uile gaoth
Fasgadh bho n t-sileadh
Cupa ti biath taobh an teine
Gaire g ‘ur sô’lasachadh
Luchd-gaoilfaisg oirbh
Agus gach ni a dh ‘iarradh ‘ur cridhe.
On Eagle’s Wings
And He will raise you up
On eagle’s wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm
Of His hand.
1/23/2014

Gillis Margaret Isabel Gillis Cape Breton Post 9/7/1971 Alex Gillis The Cape Breton Post---Gillis, Margaret Isabel:

The death of Margaret Isabel Gillis occurred at her home in Gillisdale, September 5th, 1971. She was born September 4th, 1880. Predeceased by her husband James D. Gillis, one son and four daughters. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Florence MacDonald, Medfield, Mass., Mrs. Sally Faulkner, Somerville, Mass., two sons Alex Dan Gillis, S.W. Margaree, Angus J. on the old homestead, two sisters Mrs. Flora MacLellan, S.W. Margaree, Mrs. Katie MacDougall, New Waterford. The funeral was held at Saint Joseph's Church. Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Joseph Muise, P.P. Active pallbearers were James GIllis, Alexander GIllis, Rodney Faulkner, grandsons, John Vincent MacKinnon, Ricky MacDonald, Roger Mombourquette. Honourary pallbearers: John M. Campbell, Vincent MacKinnon, John H. Gillis, Peter Gillis, John R. MacDonald, Angus R. Gillis. Burial was at MacDougall's Cemetery under the direction of A.D. Ingraham.
9/5/1971 Born September 4th, 1880
Gillis Margaret 'Mongie' Gillis CBP 2/11/2012
Margaret 'Mongie' Gillis Born In: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: February 9th, 2012 Margaret ‘Mongie’ Gillis passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Margaret (MacLeod) Pineau.Mongie loved to get dressed up and go dancing. She was a very talented seamstress who loved to sew for her family. She enjoyed walking with her friends, especially Kate. She was a lady who truly loved animals.She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Trudy Binder (the late Walter), Calgary; son, Jack (Laurie) Ettinger, Glace Bay; sister, Catherine ‘Duddie’ Ryan (the late Vince); and sister-in-law, Leona (Hank) Redmond, Sydney. She also leaves behind her precious grandchildren, Tamalah (Mark) Ettinger-Comer, Glace Bay, Jonathan (Aselin Debison) Ettinger, Digby, Fletcher (Julie) MacDonald, Calgary, Nikolas Binder, Calgary, Jaclyn Binder, Calgary, Aliesje (Jay) Macinnis and her great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Etienne, Emeric, Carlyn Blayne, Keagan and Connor.Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Coady Gillis.Visitation for Margaret was held Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Interment will follow in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date. A reception for family and friends will be held following the visitation in the Patten Memorial Reception Room.Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or your local animal shelter.Online condolences and words of comfort may be left for the family at www.pattenfuneral.com. 2/9/2012 Glace Bay
Gillis Marguerite Juanita Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 6/6/1979 Carol MacLean Marguerite Juanita Gillis - May 27th, marguerite Juanita Gillis, 52, Glace Bay native of 719 mechanic Street, at St. Rita's Hospital, Sydney. survived by seven sisters, one brother. Services in Glace Bay.


Gillis Marie 'Ookie' Gillis CBP 1/28/2012
Marie 'Ookie' GillisBorn In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed in: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, CanadaPassed on: January 27th, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we the family of Marie ‘Ookie’ Gillis announce her passing on January 27, 2012 at the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (McNeil) Manzine.Marie was a member of the New Waterford Pensioners Club and enjoyed a good game of cards, she was a great homemaker and good cook, and will be sadly missed by her many friends at 747 King St., where she last resided for the past twenty-nine years.She is survived by her sons Roland, Vancouver, Stanley ‘Bo’ (Verna), New Victoria, Edward (Wendy) New Waterford; daughters Barbara (Cordell) Smith, New Victoria, Martina (Willie) Hall, Dominion and Theresa (Tom) Berlied, Maynard, Mass. Also her grandchildren, who meant everything to her, Mary Lewis, Willena Vey, Martina Hall, Roxanne Gracie, Billy Hall, Tommy, Kevin, and Bradford Berlied, Crystal, Cherie and Cordell Smith, Adam, Joan Marie, Eddie, Aaron, Marissa and Miranda Gillis as well as her 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grand daughter. She is also survived by sister Gloria Lynk.Besides her parents, Marie was also predeceased by her loving husband Stanley; sisters Margaret Coco, Della Ruelland, Sadie Polegato, Loraina Benvie; brothers Donald Manzine and John Manzine.As per her request, cremation has taken place and a funeral mass to celebrate Marie's life will be on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Parish of Saint Leonard with Father Victor Ozoufuanya officiating with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery and a luncheon to follow in the parish hall on Convent Street. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, 862-7500.Donations can be made to the Cape Breton Alzheimer's Association.To send condolences to the family go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 1/27/2012 New Waterford
Gillis Marion Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 8/1/1986 Carol MacLean - Scotchtown. Mrs. Angus Joseph Gillis, 56, 176 Lower May Street died Saturday, December 28, 1985 at the Sydney City Hospital. She is survived by her mother Mildred (Burchell) MacGillivray, her husband, sons Angus of Caribou Marsh Rd., Dutch Brook, Albert of Lingan, Kenneth at home, daughters Margaret (Mrs. James Kelly) and Pearl both of Pickering, Ontario, Norma (Mrs. Gerald MacDougall), Reserve Mines and by 11 grandchildren.


Gillis Marion Gillis CBP 8/11/2012
Marion Gillis

Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 9th, 2012

We regret to announce the passing of Marion
(McEachern) Gillis of Logue Drive, Sydney on Aug.
9, 2012 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney,
with her loving family at her side.
Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of
the late Alex and Florence (MacIntyre) McEachern.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Marion was a former employee of Woolworths and
later Woolco. She enjoyed skating and concerts
but her greatest love was her many trips in her
motor home travelling with friends. Marion was
one of the original campers at Ben Eoin Beach.
She treasured the time spent there every summer
with her very special friends, walking the beach
and sharing a campfire.
She leaves behind her daughters, Pauline
MacDonald, Sydney, Sharon (Damien) Boudreau,
Halifax, Mary (Russell) Spencer, Main a Dieu;
son, John (Cathy), London, Ont.; grandchildren,
Tracey, Lindy, Melissa, J.D., Kristen, Stephen,
Alex and Rebecca Marion, who were the love of her
life; her precious great-grandchildren, Robyn,
Tommy, Jack, Logan, Allie and Clara Marion;
sisters-in-law, Jeanette MacEachern and Girlie
Gillis; brothers-in-law, Bernard (Katie), Greg
(Betty) MacDonald.
Besides her parents, Marion was predeceased by
husbands, Lawrence MacDonald and John A. Gillis;
sisters, Pauline Gillespie, Gertrude; brothers,
Arnold, Murdoch, Terrance, Harold and Merle.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380
Smith St., New Waterford. Mass of Christian
Burial will be offered Monday at 10 a.m. in the
Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mt. Carmel Avenue
with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Burial in St.
Agnes Cemetery. A reception will follow in St.
Leonard's Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made in Marion's name to The Canadian Red Cross.
Online expressions of sympathy may be forwarded
to the family by visiting www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
8/9/2012 New Waterford
Gillis Mary Amelia (Leaver) Gillis Cape Breton Post 4/15/2010
Mary Amelia Gillis

Born in: Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 14/04/2010

Mary Amelia Gillis, 87, a resident of the MacGillivary Guest Home, formerly, Gerard's Lane, Mira Road, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at the MacGillivary Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in Baddeck, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (MacDonald) Leaver.
Mary was a member of Immaculate Heart parish, Mira Road.
Surviving are her daughters, Judy (Stan) Dicks, Sydney, Anne Mader (Don Brown), Toronto, Theresa (Bob) Thomas, Mississauga, Ont., Arlene Muggah, Sydney, and Shelly Gillis (Rob Hayward), Owen Sound, Ont.; sons, Jack, Sydney, and Harold (Sue), Brampton, Ont.; sister, Bette (George) Clarke, Alderwood Rest Home, Baddeck; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, John in 1984, son, Roddie, sister, Christine Gouthro, brother, George, granddaughter, Elizabeth Mader and great-granddaughter, Emily Logan Dicks.
Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Heart Church, Friday, 10 a.m., with Rev. Gerald Dunphy officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.
4/14/2010 Baddeck
Gillis Mary Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 1/21/1941 R. Fraser Florence, Jan 20 - The death of Mrs Mary Gillis, one of the oldest residents of this district, occurred on Saturday evening at the home of her step sister, Mrs Vincent MacDonald, Queen street, Sydney Mines. The deceased was in her 100th year and had resided at French Vale for the greater part of her life. The late Mrs Gillis also resided at Florence with her adopted daughter, Mrs George Dowling for 8 years. For the past 6 years she lived at Sydney Mines. She was born in Boularderie. Surviving are three step sisters, Mrs Vincent MacDonald, Mrs Annie MacDonald, North Sydney, and Mrs Christie Reekast of Boston, Mass. Her husband predeceased her 15 years ago.


Gillis Mary Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 3/26/1986 Carol MacLean - Glace Bay. Mrs. Mary Agnes Gillis, 81, of 1 Forest Street died at the Glace Bay Community Hospital March 17, 1986. Born in Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late Daniel and margaret (MacIntyre) Jobe. She was a member of St. Anthony's Parish and at one time belonged to St. Anne Sodality of the parish. Her husband, Daniel H. predeceased her as did a son John. She is survived by two daughers, Mrs. Venola Graham of Glace Bay, Delores (Mrs. Mark Sazatovich) of Sydney, two sons Daniel of Downsview, Ontario, James of Cornwall, Ontario, and by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The last surviving member of her immediate famil she was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Viola Caume and two brothers Daniel and John. The body rested at the V.J. McGillivary Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street. The funeral mass was said in the parish church on Thursday at 11 a.m. where the commital service was also conducted. Interment was in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, East Bay at a later date.


Gillis Mary Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 4/16/1986 Carol MacLean Gillis: We the family of the late Mary Agnes Gillis, wish to express sincere thanks and appreciation to our relatives, friends and neighbours for the kindness shown us during the recent bereavement of our mother. Special thanks to Drs.. J.B. Tompkins and Brennan, management and staff of NcGillivary Funeral Home, Rev Gus MacLeod, Rev. MacLellan, nurses on second east and out patients. A special thank you to Ken Snow (RN) and Mrs. Lori Shepard (RN) . Special thanks to the organist, choir, pallbearers, Rev. WIlliam aDevison for commital services, those who sent Mass and sympathy crds, floral tributes, phone calls and all who visited the Funeral Home. Our sincerest thanks. The Gillis Family Dannie, Jimmie, Deloris & Venrola. NOTICE::: Funeral services for Mary Agnes Gillis were held at St. Anthony's Church, Passchendaele on March 20th 1986, under the direction of V.J. McGillivary Funeral Homes. Mass was celebrated by Rev. Gus MacLeod, parish priest. The parish choir and organist rendered beautiful selections throughout the service. Readings were done by granddaughters Lynn Bennett and Mary MacDonald and prayers by Mary A. MacPhee. Pallbearers were nephews Sandy Caume, Lorne Jobe, Danny McAdam., son-in-law Mark Sajatovick, James Bennett, Donnie MacDonald. Burial service was conducted by Rev. William Devison at Reseurection Cemetery, East Bay.


GILLIS Mary Isabel GILLIS Chronicle Herald 9/27/2006
GILLIS, Mary Isabel
GILLIS, Mary Isabel - 89, Sydney, died September 26, 2006, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine (MacDonald) Morrison. Surviving are sons, Stephen (Patti), Sydney Mines; Vincent (Katie Ann), Sydney Forks; sister, Kaye Morrison, Sydney; grandchildren, Scott (Christa), Michael; sisters-in-law, Rene Morrison, Liz MacQueen. She was predeceased by husband, Steve; brothers, Neil, Donnie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca



Gillis Mary Katherine Gillis Cape Breton Post 12/21/2005 Carol MacLean It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of Cassie Gillis, 93, of the MacGillivray Guest Home, which occurred Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at the residence. Born in Grand Mira South, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Flora (MacDougall) Gillis. Cassie is survived by one niece, Ann (Charles Rogers), Qatar; seven nephews, Hughie, Glace Bay, Simon, John, Russell, Leo, Rannie, all of Sydney, and Michael, Milford. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by four sisters, Margaret Ann MacKinnon, Annie MacIsaac, Mary Ann MacKinnon and Elizabeth Gillis, one brother in infancy. Visitation for the late Cassie Gillis will take place Thursday, Dec. 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at St. Theresa Church with Fr. Anthony Chukwunta officiating. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Online condolences may be sent to our webpage at www.chantfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of . . .


Gillis Mary Margaret (MacDonald) Gillis CBP 9/6/2011
Mary Margaret (MacDonald) Gillis died peacefully at her home in Whitney Pier on Sept. 3, 2011. Born on Sept. 22, 1944, Mary Margaret was the daughter of Hilda MacDonald and the late Hector MacDonald. The eldest of six children, she graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1963 with a bachelor of education. Mary Margaret is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Gillis; her daughters, Karen (Travis Payzant), Cathy (Neil MacDonald) and Patricia (Douglas Dufour); and grandsons, Greg and Jack MacDonald. She is also survived by her mother, Hilda; sister, Anne Louise Leith; brothers, Alex (Valerie), Francis (Karen), Peter (Trish) and Danny (Dany) MacDonald. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, as well as her sisters-in-law, Margie Hartigan (Tommy) and Colleen Johnston (Danny); and brother-in-law, Harry Tobin. Mary Margaret was predeceased by her son, John (John-John), father, Hector MacDonald, sisters-in-law, Laurie McCarron and Bonnie Tobin, and brother-in-law, Jimmy McCarron. Mary Margaret devoted much of her life to caring for anyone she saw as friends and family. The life of her son, John-John stands as a testament to her strength and her courage. Her younger nieces, Katie, Jennifer, Isabelle and Molly spent many of their pre-school days reading and laughing with Mary Margaret. She will be remembered by all as a woman who put her family first, but had time for everyone. Mary Margaret’s warm spirit, generosity, humour and sense of adventure will be sadly missed by all who knew her, and especially by her sister-in-law, Colleen Johnston, with whom she travelled many miles and shared much laughter and her sister-in-law, Trish MacDonald with whom she shared a long history of memories and friendship. Visitation for the late Mary Margaret Gillis will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass to celebrate Mary Margaret’s life will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Reception will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in Mary Margaret’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Montreal. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be sent to www.pierfuneralhome.com. 9/3/2011 Canada Born: August 22nd, 1944
Gillis Mary Margaret Gillis Cape Breton Post 5/17/2004 Maureen McNeil GILLIS, Mary Margaret - 76. Our loving mother, a wonderful lady, "Margaret Gillis", passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday afternoon May 15, 2004. Margaret and her late husband, Donald (October 2002) resided on Seaview Drive, Upper North Sydney, Cape Breton Island, for over 50 years of their married life. Their welcoming home was constantly full of children, music and laughter. Her main goal in life, as a loving wife, was to raise, guide and encourage her 10 children to be all that they could be. She sacrificed much and gave all. She chauffeured and cheered on her kids in education, hockey, dance, music, sailing, skiing, martial arts, air cadets, 4H, lacrosse, marjorettes and cheerleading. She embraced her children's endless activities and taught the rules of fair play. Keen for adventure, Margaret used music and dance as her instruments to teach, meet and share her love of life with everyone she met. Along with Father Eugene Morris and Betty Matheson, she taught step dancing at the University College of Cape Breton for 20 years. She also taught square, round and ballroom dancing, and senior exercise over the years. She taught children in her basement studio and brought her talents and enthusiasm to schools, local concerts and ceilidhs all over the world. All for the dance of it. A month ago, Margaret was in Ireland with some of her children for one last Irish ceilidh with dear friends, Tony and Bernadette Smith. It was a fitting end to a lifetime of travel and adventure. After she raised her children, over the years, she and her husband Donnie nurtured their passion for travel visiting 54 countries. Margaret believed it was important to be fully engaged in her community. To that end, she committed her time and energy to a number of local organizations to include: the IODE, Canadian Cancer Society, The Gaelic Society and The Northern Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program and Saint Joseph's Catholic Church as a Eucharistic minister and funeral volunteer. She was a founding member of North Sydney's Bar 90 Days, The Sprigs of Heather Pipe Band, and the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association. Margaret taught aerobics to seniors, enjoyed playing the piano and loved to garden. She spent countless hours nurturing her flowers and shrubs, many in full bloom today. She also had a passion to paint, and under the direction of Marie Moore, created wonderful images enjoyed by family and friends. Margaret is survived by sons and daughters, Sandy Gillis, Moncton, N.B.; Ann Gillis (Marvin Baker), Nashville, Tenn.; Eileen (John) MacLean, Downingtown, Penn.; Allan Gillis (Josie MacPherson-Gillis), Perth, Australia; Daniel Gillis, Freemantle, Australia; Jim Gillis (Peggy), North Sydney; Carmella Gillis (Perry Hillier), Rothesay, N.B.; Colleen Davis (John), Sydney Mines; Martina Caldwell (Todd), Sydney Mines, and Michele Kronstein (Ron), Bedford. She is also survived by grandchildren, Daniel and Suzanne Gillis, Mike Gillis, Andrew and Douglas MacLean, Jack and Bhreah Gillis, Kyle Davis, Sam, Iain and Faith Caldwell. Margaret was one of 14 children and is survived by brothers and sisters, Donald (Annie) MacLellan and Martin (Emily) MacLellan, both of Grand Mira; Frank (Fran) MacLellan, Sydney; Annie (the late Jolly) Morrison, Boston, Mass.; Sister Rita MacLellan, Antigonish; Isabel (Herb) MacGillivary, South Bar, and Sister Josephine MacLellan, Calgary, Alta. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; daughters, Pauline Marie and Mary Elizabeth; her parents, Angus A. MacLellan and Elizabeth (Gillis) (Grand Mira); brothers, Joseph Alex, Vincent, Andrew, and John; sisters, Rose Burke and Jeannette Gillis. Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, in St. Joseph's Church, North Sydney. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Reception to follow downstairs in the church. Memorial donations to the St. Joseph's Church Improvement Fund, North Sydney, or The Cape Breton Fiddlers Association. Margaret felt strongly that "the music" should continue. Donor cards available at the funeral home. Musicians are asked to meet Betty Matheson at the side vestry door one hour before mass. On the day she passed away Mom said, "I'm going to miss you guys". We'll miss you too mom!


Gillis Mary Margaret Gillis Cape Breton Post 5/10/2008
Mary Margaret Gillis 68, New Waterford - Mary Margaret Gillis, 68, of Maple Hill Manor, New Waterford, passed away suddenly on May 8, 2008, in the manor. Born in New Waterford, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Cormier) Gillis. Mary was a member of the Parish of St. Leonard, St Agnes Church. In her early years, she was employed with MT&T. She loved playing cards and listening to traditional country music. Mary was known by all to be giving person. Surviving are brothers, Raymond (Helen), Kitchener, Ont., George (June), Cambridge, Ont., Daniel (Elenor), Micheal (Theresa), both of New Waterford; sisters, Shirley (Edward, deceased) Melski, Brantford, Ont., Tessy (Joey) White, Willena (Frank) Cameron, both of New Waterford, Anne (Tom, deceased) Moore, New Glasgow, Gerry (Peter) O'Connor, Pickering, Ont.; special niece, Tammy (Chris) Matthews and son, Noah, along with numerous other nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by a brother, Douglas, and a sister in infancy. Visitation will be held Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford. A funeral mass celebrating Mary's life will take place Tuesday, May 13 at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, St. Agnes Church. Cremation will follow with burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. Following the mass, a luncheon will be held in the St. Agnes parish hall. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 5/8/2008 Born in New Waterford
Gillis Mary 'Theresa' Gillis CBP 4/19/2011
Mary 'Theresa' Gillis

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed Away In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Passed Away On: 17/04/2011

Mary Theresa Gillis, 80 of 500 Kings Rd., passed away quietly at home on Sunday, April 17, 2011. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late David and Sarah A. (MacDonald) Gillis. She was a former member of Sacred Heart parish. Theresa was employed for many years both at St. Rita Hospital and Sydney Credit Union. Prior to this, she also worked for Art Lipton. She was an avid visitor to New York and was a true cat lover. She is survived by a sister, Geraldine 'Gerry', of Sydney and by several cousins. Theresa was predeceased by her brother, Sandy. There will be no visitation for the late Theresa Gillis. Donations to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.twcurry.com.
4/17/2011 Sydney
Gillis Matilda (Currie) Gillis CBP 7/29/2011
It is with great sadness that the family of Matilda (Currie) Gillis announce her passing on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she had resided for many years. Born in Sydney, Tillie was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Mary (MacNeil) Currie (Columbia St.), Sydney. She was educated at Constantine and Sydney Academy and was a graduate of N.S. Normal College. Left to mourn her passing are daughter, Jane (Roy) Hella and sons, Daniel and Paul, all of Albuquerque. She was a wonderful “Nana” to her precious grandchildren, Mollie and Joe. Also surviving are her brother, Michael and sisters, Helen (Steve) Pachok, all of Sydney and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Tillie was predeceased by husband, Gerald Gillis (formerly of Glace Bay) and a son, Joseph; sisters, Theresa and Frances and brothers, Donald, Neil and Peter (in infancy). Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date in Ottawa, alongside Gerald and Joe. 7/25/2011 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: March 14th, 1933
Gillis Maude Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 3/5/1980 Carol MacLean Mrs. Maude Gillis - February 25, 1980, Mrs. Maude Gillis, 83, nee Squires, of Spring Garden Villa, Sydey. Native of NewFoundland, former resident of Glace Bay. Predeceased by first and second husbands, Harold Slaunwhite and Duncan Gillis. Survived by five sons, three daughters, one brother, one sister. Services in Dominion.


Gillis Michael Gillis The Cape Breton Post 11/1/1949 R. Fraser Word was received here yesterday by Mrs. Hugh MacEachern, 107 Rockdale Avenue of the death in Boston of her brother Michael Gillis. The deceased was born in Hillside [??] years ago, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allan Gillis. He was well known in Cape Breton where he resided for several years. He is survived by his widow, several sons and daughters, two sisters and a brother.


Gillis Michael Gillis The Cape Breton Post 6/4/1965 R. Fraser Boularderie - Michael Gillis, 75, a native of Boularderie died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Glace Bay, Thursday night after a short illness. A farmer by trade he had spent the last seven months with his daughter Mrs. Frank Allison, in New Aberdeen. Well and favorably known, the deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gillis. His death will be learned with deep regret by many friends. A devout member of St. Joachim Parish, Boularderie, his wife predeceased him in 1961. He is survived by five daughters; Margart, Mrs. Frank Allison, New Aberdeen; Florence, Mrs. John Henderson, Shearwater, N.S.; Rhoda, in Toronto; Sadie, Mrs. Richard Williams, Montreal; Ann, Mrs. Edward Portenire, Montreal; and one son Ernest, Boularderie; one sister, Katie, U.S.A. The remains are resting at the Francis Funeral Home, Main St. The funeral arrangements are to be announced.


GILLIS Michael John "Mickey" GILLIS Chronicle Herald 12/12/2006
GILLIS, Michael John "Mickey"
GILLIS, Michael John "Mickey" - 88, Sydney. After a wonderful, full life and surrounded by his loving family, Michael John "Mickey" Gillis passed away peacefully Sunday, December 10, 2006, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief illness. Born February 5, 1918, in Victoria Bridge, Grand Mira, Mickey was a son of Stephen and Rose Gillis. He was one of six sons and one daughter. His work, music and especially his family were the joys of his life. Mickey owned and operated Michael J. Gillis & Son Trucking and spent more than 50 years hauling pit timber and pulpwood. A fiddler since his youth, Mickey loved Scottish music and performing, whether quietly at home, at ceilidhs or concerts. He was a long-time member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association and a lifetime member of Lingan Golf & Country Club. Mickey is survived by his loving wife, Mary (MacDonald); sons, Steve and Charles, Fort McMurray, Alta.; MacDonald (Joyce Babin) and Jamie (Cathy Hardy), both of
Sydney; daughters, Margie (Kenny Jones) and Eileen (Jimmy Mallett), both of Halifax; Rosalie (David Johnson) and Lorna (Ian Campbell), both of Sydney; and Michelle (Doyle MacKinnon), Lethbridge, Alta. He is also survived by grandchildren, Michael and Leah Jones, Halifax; Ainsley and Emily Mallett, Halifax; Connor, Kathleen and Molly MacKinnon, Lethbridge, Alta.; Heather and Cara Gillis, Sydney; and John Michael and Catherine Campbell, Sydney. He is also survived by brother, Bernard Gillis, Sydney; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Stephen, Lawrence, Duncan and James; and his sister, Isabel Gillis. Mickey's family would like to extend their sincerest thanks and gratitude to the doctors and staff of Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their compassion and caring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mickey's memory may be made to Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation or Cape Breton Regional Library. Visitation for the late Mickey Gillis will be
held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, Sydney. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Daniel Church, Father Donald MacGillivary officiating. The family invites all Cape Breton fiddlers to participate with their music in Mickey's funeral. Condolences may be sent to the family at: twcurryparkviewchapel@ns.sympatico.ca



Gillis Michael Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 5/26/1971 Tricia (Gillis) Senior Glace Bay - Michael Joseph Gillis, 77, of Mechanic Street, the oldest active member of the Glace Bay Fire Department, died at St. Joseph's Hospital Tuesday where he had been a patient for two weeks. The death of Mr. Gillis brought a tribute from Fire Chief S. B. MacNeil who described the late captain of the department's hose company as an outstanding and dedicated fireman. Since November, Mr. Gillis had experienced indifferent health, but it was not until two weeks ago that he entered hospital. A native of Bridgeport, Mr. Gillis resided in Glace Bay all his life. He was a member of St. Anne's Parish. Mr. Gillis joined the Glace Bay Fire Department as a volunteer 57 years ago. In an interview two years ago, having retired from active employment, Mr. Gillis remained loyal to the fire brigade and said ;when the fire alarm sounds, I just can't stay home.; Mr. Gillis was captain of the hose company, but despite his advanced years, he was the first one up the ladder when it became necessary to haul a hose to the roof, or upper floors of burning buildings. Mr. Gillis never hesitated to use his experience and his courage when it was necessary to save lives or property. Chief MacNeil said in a tribute to Mr. Gillis ;Joe Gillis was the oldest active member on the department. Mr. Gillis was outstanding dedicated to the cause of fire fighting and fire prevention. ; ;When Mr. Gillis was younger he was active in the department's track and field sports. He was on the track team for years and much of the brigade's success at the Maritime Firemen's tournaments was because of Mr. Gillis. ; ;I wish on behalf of myself and the other members of the department, to extend deepest sympathy to his family and relatives. I feel the department and town has lost a good and faithful servant. ; At one time Mr. Gillis was on the Dominion Coal Company's security force. In more recent years he was general foreman of the machine shop here. His wife the former Sarah MacDougall, died in 1970. Mr. Gillis is survived by a son, Rod, Tampa, Fla., now at home; eight daughters, (Annie) Mrs. Thomas O'Neil, Sydney; (Christine) Mrs. Colin MacCormack,Sydney; (Jennie) Mrs. Alex MacEachern, Sydney; (Florence) Mrs. Joseph Aucoin, Reserve Mines; Peggy at home; Sister Theresa, C.N.D., Montreal and now at home; Sally, Ottawa, at home; Mrs. Mary C. MacKenzie, director of nursing, Cape Breton Hospital, living at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Meisner, Glace Bay; a brother Alex Gillis, Glace Bay; and a stepsister, Mrs. Sarah Donovan, Glace Bay. There are 26 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body is resting at the family home on Mechanic Street from where the funeral will be held Friday in time for Mass at St. Anne's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.


Gillis Michael Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 1/27/1987 Tricia (Gillis) Senior Michael Joseph Gillis, 53, Erinmore Dr., Sydney, died Tuesday at City Hospital. Born in Glace Bay, he was a former resident of 41 Alexander Street. He was the son of the late Roderick and Catherine (MacAulay) Gillis. A boilermaker, he was employed with Devco, and was a member of St. Augustine's Parish. He is survived by his wife, Eileen (O'Neil) Gillis, two sons, Ronald, Glace Bay; Stephen, Sydney, a daughter, Sandra, at home; 10 sisters, Mary, (Mrs. Joseph Steele); Joan (Mrs. Donald MacNeil); Florence (Mrs. Dennis Seward); Carol (Mrs. Charles Reed); Sandra (Mrs. Blaise MacNeil); Margie (Mrs. Anthony MacNeil), Boston; Mrs. Jeanette Zucco, New York; Shirley (Mrs. Roland Lauzon), Ontario; Ann (Mrs. Russell MacKinnon), Halifax; Alice (Mrs. Raphael Campbell), Westmount; two brothers, Clarence and Roderick, Boston and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Gillis Michael L. Gillis
8/22/1933 Tricia (Gillis) Senior FUNERAL ON THURSDAY The funeral of the late Michael L. Gillis, who dropped dead Tuesday morning, will take place on Thursday morning, the funeral leaving his late residence at No. 27, Hub, at 7:30 for St. John's church. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery.


Gillis Mrs. A.W. Gillis The Sydney Post 3/17/1922 Lynne Leard The sudden death of Mrs. Alex W. Gillis at her home, George's River, March 17th, came as a great shock to the community. She was dearly beloved by all who knew her. Mrs. Gillis was 71 years of age. Besides a sorrowing husband she leaves to mourn one son, John W. of Victoria, B.C., Mrs. J.K. Ross and Miss Muriel, Sydney., Mrs. J.P. Nuttall, Moncton. The funeral was held Sunday, the service being conducted by Mr. B. Dewit Earl, burial at Little Bras d'Or. The floral offerings were as follows: Broken circle, husband and family; wreath, Mr. McKenzie and Fraser; wreath, J.F. Merchants & Son; wreath, staff of Merchants; spray, Jack and Allister; spray, Mr. & Mrs. George Carmichael; cut flowers, Mrs. Tena Smith; wreath, J.W. Gillis & family.


Gillis Mrs. Alex M. Gillis Sydney Post Record p 3 9/6/1943 R. Fraser New Waterford, Sept 6 - With a large number of relatives and friends in attendance the funeral of Mrs Alex M Gillis left her late residence at Lingan and proceeded to St Joseph's Church, where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev R MacSween. Burial was at St Joseph's Cemetery, Lingan, with committal services being conducted by Father MacSween. The deceased passed away at her home in Lingan on Thursday. Fifty seven years of age, Mrs Gillis had resided at Lingan for the past 32 years where she enjoyed the esteem of a wide circle of friends. She was born at Gardiner Mines, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Boutilier. Surviving besides her husband are seven sons, John, Simon, Charles and Thomas, serving overseas, Donald, Ignatius and James. Also eight daughters, Mrs James (May) Weston and Mrs John (Marjorie) Fitzgerald, both of Boston, Mass.; Mrs Gus (Edna) Cosnic and Mrs Ronald (Charlotte) Travalene, both at the Gardiner; Christine, Ruby, Florence and Dolly, all at home. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs John Martin and Mrs John Bennett, both residing at the Gardiner; Mrs Michael Musial, River Ryan; Mrs Anthony macPherson, dominion and mrs William Tobin, Reserve; also two brothers, William Boutilier, Bridgeport, and Neil Boutilier in Boston. Funeral arrangements which will be announced later, are under the direction of the MacGillivary and Dunlop Funeral Homes.


Gillis Mrs. Michael Gillis Cape Breton newspaper, 5/3/1961 R. Fraser South Side Boularderie--The death of Mrs. Michael Gillis [Flora] occurred suddenly at her residence Tuesday evening. She was 76. Born at South Side Boularderie, she was the daughter of the late Roderick MacIntyre and Mary MacMullen. A lifelong resident she was also a member of the St. Joachim parish. Besides her husband she leaves five daughters, Ana, Mrs Edward Portenier, Montreal; Florence, Mrs. John Hen- derson, Dartmouth; Margaret, Mrs. Frank Allison, Glace Bay; Rhoda, Toronto; Sadie, Mrs. Walter Sealey, at home; one son, Ernest, at home. There are 14 grandchildren. Five brothers, John Alex, Peter and Hector, all of Boularderie; Joseph of Detroit; Daniel of New York. One sister, Mary, Mrs. Angus MacDonald, Sydney. The remains are resting at the family residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.


Gillis Mrs. Wilson Gillis
1/6/1951 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Jan. 6 – The death occurred here last night of Mrs. Wilson Gillis, 76, at the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. And Mrs. Harris Burchell, with whom she resided since the death of her husband four years ago. She was born at Barrachois Harbor, C.B. Surviving are two sons, Gordon and Richard in North Sydney; two daughters, Mrs. Chris Hansen, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Harris Burchell, Sydney Mines. The remains are resting at the home of her son Richard Gillis, Peppett street, North Sydney, and funeral arrangements are pending the arrival home of relatives from the U.S. [no date][Mary] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Sydney Post Record 6 JAN 1951, p. 8]


Gillis Murdock J. Gillis
10/12/1972 R. Fraser Retired farmer, Murdock J. Gillis, Brookland Street, died at the Alderwood Rest Home in Baddeck Thursday morning. He was 88. Born in Estmere, he was a son of the late John and Ellen Gillis. He was a farmer until he retired and came to Sydney eight years ago. Besides his wife, the former Gladys MacAulay, St. Ann’s, he is survived by three daughters, Kay (Mrs. Murdock MacPherson), Murdel (Mrs. Bill Canning), both of Sydney, and Ellen (Mrs. Dan MacNeil), Red Point, Victoria County. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Effie Martin, of Sydney. He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. The body rests at the R. H. Fillmore Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held from Bethel Presbyterian Church Saturday at 2 p.m. with interment in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.


Gillis Myles Bernard 'Bernie' Gillis CBP 1/21/2013
Myles Bernard 'Bernie' Gillis
Born In: Boston
Born: March 25th, 1932
Passed on: January 11th, 2013
Myles Bernard ‘Bernie’ Gillis , 80, died unexpectedly in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 11, 2013.
Born in Boston, March 25, 1932, he spent most of his life in Nova Scotia.
Bernie worked for Beneficial Finance for about 30 years. He was active in his community, coaching minor hockey, volunteering with the Kinsmen and K-40 Clubs, curling, and participating in the life of his church. Family vacations culminated in an epic five-week camping road trip, all the way to California and back. In his later years, Bernie enjoyed the life of a snowbird, spending his winters in sunny Florida with his loving wife Evelyn and many good friends, returning to Dartmouth every summer. He continued to remember good neighbours from the Chappell Street days and always returned to Antigonish to spend time with family and life-long friends. He loved to meet and share stories and histories with people. He was devoted to his family.
Left to grieve are his wife, Evelyn (White) Gillis; daughter, Susan Wood (Roderick Wood) and granddaughters, Mary and Kathryn Wood, Edmonton, Alta.; daughter, Kathryn Gillis (Laurence Coogan), Victoria, B.C.; son, Stephen Gillis (Lea Gomar), Dartmouth, N.S.; stepson, Peter White, Halifax, N.S. and his children, Nicola (White) Gaudet (Chris Gaudet), Edmonton, Alta., and Danielle White, Halifax, N.S.; and stepdaughter, Beverley (White) Easton, Sackville, N.S. and her children, Adrian Easton (Amy Stone), Bedford, N.S., Tiffany Easton (Cameron Robertson), Adelaide, Australia, and Melanie Easton, Toronto, Ont. He is also survived by his brothers, Joseph Stewart (Patricia Stewart), Lanark, Antigonish County, N.S., William Durant (Paulette Durant), Sackville, N.B.; sisters, Judy Grace (Everett Grace), William’s Point, N.S., and Marilyn Nicodemus (James Nicodemus), Chelsford, MA; sisters-in-law, Joan Gillis, Halifax, N.S., and Paula Gagnon, Dartmouth, N.S.; and many nieces and nephews, including those raised in Nova Scotia, John Michael Gillis (Jennifer Delahaye), Amy Elizabeth Gillis (Ted Farquhar), Rudy Stewart (Robina Stewart), Stephen Stewart (Elia Anoia), Jason Stewart, Michelle (Gagnon) Steele (Norman Steele), Jennifer Gagnon (Dean Keel), Victor Gagnon (Sandra Gagnon) and Paul Gagnon.
He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Josephine (McDaniel) and Michael Gillis, late of Lanark, Antigonish County, N.S. the mother of his children, Marilyn (Pellerin) Atkinson and his brothers William Gillis and Albert Gagnon.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, N.S. The funeral mass, followed by a reception, will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Saint Thomas More Church, 15 Caledonia Rd., Dartmouth, N.S.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul or the charity of your choice.
1/11/2013 Boston
GILLIS P. Melvin GILLIS


P. Melvin GILLIS, - 68, Scotch Hill, Margaree Harbour, passed away August 8, 2000, at home. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Alex and Emma (Jollie) Gillis. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Brophy; sons, Derek (Heather), Paul (Andrea), Brian (Corrine), all of Oakville, Ont.; Craig, Calgary; daughter, Lori D'Amour (Serge), Oakville, Ont.; brothers, Richard and Wayne, Ontario; sister, Eileen Ley (Wilbert), Sydney; grandchildren, Steven, Calvin, Patrick, Chris, Michael, Shaunce, Derek Jr., Sabrina, Athena, Ashleigh; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Bryanna. He was predeceased by brother, Gregory. Cremation has taken place. There is no visitation. A memorial mass will be offered on Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Michael's Church, Margaree, Rev. Bernie MacNeil officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd. 8/8/2000 Born in Sydney
Gillis Parker Gillis GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 5/2/1986 Carol MacLean - Glace Bay. Parker Donald Gillis, 71, 735 Mechanic Street was pronounced dead on arrival at the Glace Bay General Hospital on Wednesday January 29, 1986. Unmarried he is survived by a sister Theresa (Mrs. Wilfred Gouthro) of Oakville, Ontario.


Gillis Peter Angus Gillis Inverness Oran, page 31 7/9/2003 Juanita MacDonald IN REMEMBRANCE Peter Angus Gillis, 85, South West Margaree, occurred July 1st, 2003 in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in South West Margaree, he was a son of the late Hugh J. and Margaret (Coady) Gillis. Peter was a faithful member of Saint Joseph Parish, South West Margaree. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery as gun sergeant. He held various executive positions with the Royal Canadian Legion, Inverness Branch No. 132. Peter also served as director of the Inverness Filene Credit Union. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mary Jessie (MacLennan); sons Wayne (Carol) and Joseph, both of South West Margaree; Walter (Jeanine), Dartmouth; sisters Annie Sullivan, Alice Callaghan, both of Antigonish; Belle (Laurie) Cruickshank, Dartmouth; Gertrude Rafuse, Chester; brothers, Frank (Rose), British Columbia; Alex (Rita), Toronto; grandchildren, Allison, Krista, Evan, Nicole, Bruce, Jill and Bryan. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Peter Francis; sister, Annie Mae; brothers, Moses, John, Bernie, Loyola. Funeral was held Friday, July 4th, in St. Joseph Church, South West Margaree; Father Daniel MacLennan officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. Joseph parish Cemetery Fund.


Gillis Peter Daniel Gillis
5/6/1972 R. Fraser North Sydney - Peter Daniel Gillis, 87, of Purves Street, North Sydney, died Saturday in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. His death took place after an illness of some time. The deceased was a carpenter by occupation. An overseas veteran of the First World War, he was a member of the local Armstrong Memorial branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. A member of St. Joseph’s Church, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Peter Jobes, Purves Street, town; also a stepsister, Mrs. Theresa Gouthro, in Ontario, and a stepbrother, Parker Gillis, Glace Bay. His body is resting at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, Blowers Street, from where the funeral will be held Tuesday in time for Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in Holy Cross cemetery.


Gillis Peter Gillis
3/13/1913 Tricia (Gillis) Senior AN ELECTRIC SHOCK KILLS YOUNG MAN Peter Gillis Comes in Contact with Electric Light Wire at No. 2 Glace Bay, March 11 - A very sad fatality occurred in Dominion No. 2 colliery this morning when Peter Gillis, the 17 year old son of Michael L. Gillis, Main Street, was instantly killed by an electric current of 2200 volts passing through his body. He was engaged as chain runner and came into contact with one of the wires of the electric light system. The voltage not being such as to cause death under ordinary circumstances it was thought life was not extinct but life restoring apparatus was used for over two hours without avail. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole town, and more particularly as the mother of the deceased is bedridden with an incurable disease. The family came here from Beaver Cove a number of years ago.


Gillis Peter Gillis
2/10/1940 R. Fraser PETER GILLIS The death occurred late last night at a local hospital of Peter Gillis, well known resident of Boularderie, C.B. He was 42 years old and had been in ailing health for some time. The remains were forwarded to Boularderie this morning by Curries’ Funeral Home and interment will be made over the weekend.


Gillis Philomena Bridget Gillis Inverness Oran, page 16 5/15/2002 Juanita MacDonald PHILOMENA GILLIS DIES AT 103 YEARS: PHILOMENA BRIDGET GILLIS, 103, passed away peacefully May 7th, 2002 at the Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Her funeral mass was celebrated May 11th, at St. Joseph's Church in Glencoe with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating. She was buried in the parish cemetery. PHIL was the daughter of DANIEL O'CONNELL MORAN and JESSIE (O'CONNOR) MORAN of River Centre (Glencoe Station), Inverness County. She grew up on a turn-of-the-century farm, a pioneer existence that was tempered by loving parents and a large family. She was the last surviving member of this family of 13. Phil left Cape Breton in 1917 to work as a waitress in Halifax. The next year she married DUNCAN GILLIS, a native of Glencoe, at St. Mary's Basilica. Duncan worked as an electrical lineman, a job that soon took the family to Massachusetts. When Duncan's mother died the young family returned to Glencoe in 1926 to care for his father and run the family farm. Her youngest children, MARY and MARGIE, were born at home in Glencoe. PHIL was a devout Christian, a member of St. Joseph's parish, Glencoe, and a conscientious, hospitable neighbour. She was blessed with a keen Irish wit and loved to laugh, to play cards and to entertain friends and relatives at her home. For many years she served as postmistress for the district. A loving mother, PHIL brought up her own five children, nephews EDWARD and BASIL MORAN, as well as children of other mothers who had died young. During World War II her three sons DANNY, RICHARD and PATRICK served in the Canadian army in Europe and her stepson, JOE served in the American army. Following DUNCAN'S death, PHIL worked as a housekeeper and cook at a large rectory in Melrose, Mass. She so endeared herself to the young priests that they called her Mom. As the time drew near for her return to Nova Scotia, one of the priests thanked her by writing, "In my own mind you'll never be replaced here, Your rare breed of dedication puts the rest of us to shame." After her retirement, PHIL resided in Port Hood where she was an active member of St. Peter's Parish and the Catholic Women's League. She remained a feisty and vocal supporter of the Liberal Party even after her 100th birthday. She is survived by daughters MARY CONLON (JOHN), Florida; MARGIE MACDONELL (ANGUS), Glencoe Station; sons RICHARD (MAMIE), Port Hood, and PATRICK (DORIS), Toronto. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband DUNCAN; son DANNY; stepson JOSEPH; sisters MOLLY MACLEAN, MABEL MACDOUGALL, ELIZABETH MACLEOD and JESSIE BELLE MACNEIL; brothers JAMES, JOHN, PATRICK, EDWARD, DAN FRANCIS, HUGHIE, COLIN, and RICHARD MORAN. .........(Subscriber's note....PHILOMENA BRIDGET MORAN d/o DANIEL O'CONNELL MORAN and JESSIE O'CONNOR b. December 19th, 1898, d. May 7th, 2002 Port Hawesbury Nursing Home, Port Hawesbury, Inv. Co., Nova Scotia married September 29th, 1918, St. Mary's Basilica, Halifax, Nova Scotia, DUNCAN GILLIS a forty-two year old widower (1st wife MISS MACEACHEN d/o NEIL MACEAHEN of Port Hood) and s/o ANGUS GILLIS and MARY DAVIS.... Both PHILOMENA BRIDGET MORAN and DUNCAN GILLIS are descendants of the JOHN GILLIS (Moidart, Scotland) and ANNE BEATON (Little Judique) who settled in the GLENCOE DISTRICT of Inverness County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Source for further information can be found in MABOU PIONEERS BK. I and II. )


Gillis Ramona M Gillis Cape Breton Post 2/17/2009
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ramona Marie Gillis, 72, of Victoria Street, Glace Bay Feb. 15, 2009, at her residence. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Donelda (Webb) MacIntyre. Ramona was very musically inclined and loved to play the fiddle, piano and guitar. She was a life-long member of the Coal Town Chorus. She wrote a book of poetry and was a songwriter. She thoroughly loved music. She was a member of Branch 3 Legion. She also was involved in the St. Anthony’s St. Vincent de Paul. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Rita Gillard, Michelle (Shelly) MacDonald, Melanie (Robert) Snow, Denise Gillis (Tommy), all of Glace Bay; only son, Dr. William Gillard (Laurie), Chicago; brothers, Donald ‘Mac’ MacIntyre, Ontario; sisters, Lois (Roy) Scott, Ontario, Bernice Butler, Glace Bay, Colleen (Robert) Adams, Ontario, Sally (Jim) Kelly, Glace Bay; 11 cherished grandchildren, Shannon, Matthew, Conar, Jordan, Caroline, Keith ‘Keithie’, Kyle, Brandon, Bethany, Breagh, Jaden (Nana’s Sweetheart Darling Angel Boy). Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband, William Henry Gillard, second husband, Gilbert Gillis. In honoring Ramona’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Donations in Ramona’s memory may be made to the Cape Breton Cancer Society or Palliative Care Society. Online condolences to the Gillis family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 2/15/2009 Glace Bay
Gillis Raymond A. Gillis CBP 7/22/2010
Raymond A. Gillis

Born in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed away in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 18/07/2010

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Raymond Gillis, at the family home in Glace Bay, on July 18, 2010, at age 67 years.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late John Francis and Ida (Gallant) Gillis.
He lived most of his life in Glace Bay having worked as an electrician at Devco for several years, then at the heavy water plants in Glace Bay and Port Hawkesbury.
When he was younger, Raymond enjoyed playing a tune or two on his accordion while spending time with family and friends. Raymond was also a devoted caregiver to his mother, Ida in the later stages of her life. He cared for her in the family home until she was admitted to hospital. He would have been 68 years old in August.
He is survived by his son, Richard (Yarrow), Tantallon, N.S., and two granddaughters, Maia and Alexandra. He is also survived by his brother, Aubrey Gillis, Reserve; and sisters, Agnes Gillis and Lynn Grenier (Michel), both of St. Peter's, Elaine Tighe (Tony), New Waterford, and Genevieve Boudreau (Henry), Janvrin's Island/Arichat.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Earle, Adrian (Dothan, Alabama) and sister, Anne Burns (Toronto).
Cremation has taken place and by request there will be no visitation. A small graveside service for family and friends will take place on Friday, July 23, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Glace Bay, with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax in Raymond's memory.
Arrangements have been entrusted to V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.
Online condolences to the Gillis family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca
We would like to note our sincere appreciation to Marlene Brushett who has been a wonderful neighbour and friend to the family for many years.
7/18/2010 Glace Bay
Gillis Richard Alexander Gillis Cape Breton Post 10/28/2009
Richard Alexander Gillis, Georges River

Born at Georges River , Newfoundland , Canada

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the sudden passing of Richard Alexander Gillis, 70, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle and longtime resident of Georges River, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at the QE II Health Sciences Center in Halifax.
Born in Georges River, Richard was the son of the late Richard and Jessie (Hawkins) Gillis.
He was employed with the Royal Canadian Navy for 27 years, stationed in Halifax. He enjoyed farming, fishing and hunting and volunteered with the North Sydney Food Bank. Richard was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #19, and a member of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Gladys (Connolly) Gillis; one son, Norman (Brenda), Georges River; and one daughter, Jennifer (Sheldon) Cox, Grand Prairie, Alta.; four grandchildren, Katlyn, Candice, Richard (Cheryl) and Shyla (Billie); three great-grandchildren, Emily, Haley, Landon; his sister, Lorraine (Earl) Haystead, Stoney Creek, Ont.; brothers, Jack (Louise), Balls Creek, Earl, Red Lake, Ont., Warren (Linda), Millville, Sheldon (Lucille), Port Hope, Ont., David (Tammy), Stoney Creek, Ont., Lloyd (Diane), North Sydney; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents Richard was predeceased by a brother in infancy.
Visitation for Richard will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the North Sydney Food Bank.
Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com.
10/26/2009 Georges River
Gillis Rita Gillis CBP 3/16/2013
Rita Gillis
Born In: Balls Creek
Passed on: March 15th, 2013
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, Rita Elaine (Campbell) Gillis on March 15, at North Sydney General Hospital after a short illness. Rita was a long-time resident of Trinity Avenue, Sydney and was most recently resident at My Cape Breton Home for Seniors in North Sydney.
Rita was born and raised in Balls Creek, daughter of the late Dan and Mary (Ronayne) Campbell. Rita attended local schools and graduated from Holy Angels convent before attending Normal School in Truro, the forerunner of the Nova Scotia Teacher's College.
After finishing Normal School Rita taught for six years in various rural schools throughout Cape Breton Island, one of her favorites being Port Hood Island. She then left for Halifax where she taught for ten years eventually becoming principal of Ardmore School.
She met her husband, Anthony 'Tony' Gillis, married in 1957 and returned to Sydney to raise her three sons, Kevin - Toronto, Edward (Patti Bordeleau) - Ottawa, and Adrian - Toronto. She continued substitute teaching while the boys were young and returned to full time teaching in the fall of 1968. Her last fourteen teaching years were spent at St. Joseph School where she was the Primary Teacher for thirteen of those fourteen years.
Rita was very active in St. Joseph Church. She was president of the CWL for a number of terms, was on parish council, and served as a Eucharistic minister for many years. Within the wider community she was involved with the City Homemakers, serving on their board as well.
Mom had many interests in life with a few great passions among them. From a very early age, nothing gave her greater pleasure than getting a group together and getting behind the wheel for a Sunday drive or going further afield. In her younger days it was "the girls" who benefited from this. Rita would take long summer trips always by car to Ontario and Quebec as well as through the States. In the middle years it was the family who enjoyed her driving passion and later in life it was "the ladies" who took various road trips to Halifax, PEI and around Cape Breton. On more than one occasion she would pack the car and drive to Toronto to visit family members.
Her raspberry patch also gave her huge pleasure. From sixteen plants introduced to Trinity Avenue in the early 70s they eventually took over half the backyard and were lovingly tended. Each berry was eagerly anticipated and the harvests were all measured and recorded. Many family members, friends and neighbours enjoyed the fruits of her labours as she generously shared those berries in pies, jams, and fresh. She was also a great baker and was known for her excellent pies which she could whip up at a moment's notice.
Rita was loved by all who knew her for her sharp wit, dry sense of humour and the mischievous twinkle in her eye. In retirement she greatly enjoyed visits from family and friends and especially enjoyed the summer visits from her boys. She spent many happy hours in her sun porch watching the comings and goings of Trinity Avenue and regularly entertained her visitors there. Though living until 90 her good humour and great spirit were not diminished.
She was predeceased by her husband Tony, her parents and one brother Cyril.
She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her sons as well as various nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law and best friend Mary (Gillis) Crowell of Richmond Hill, Ontario.
We would like to thank the staff of Five East in the North Sydney General Hospital and Dr. Joan Salah. The staff of My Cape Breton Home for Seniors North Sydney were very good to mom during her fifteen month stay there and we thank them enormously as well.
Visitation for Mrs. Gillis will take place on Monday, March 18 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church with Rev. Conrad Edwards officiating. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.twcurry.com.
3/15/2013 Balls Creek
Gillis Robert A. "Robbie" Gillis C.B.Post 7/5/2004 Maureen McNeil GILLIS, Robert A. "Robbie" - 54, Glace Bay, passed away July 2, 2004, following a brief illness. Surviving are wife, Donna; children, Derek (Sandra), Brian; brothers, Francis (Gerry), Darrell (Carrie); sister-in-law, Karen MacNeil; mother-in-law, Gladys MacDonald; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, friends, Annie Snow and her family, Donkin. Visitation today from 7-9 p.m. in Curry's Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Robbie's celebration of life will take place Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Peter LeBlanc officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. jmcurry@ns.sympatico.ca


Gillis Robert Gillis CBP 4/10/2013
Robert Gillis
Born In: Sydney
Passed on: April 22nd, 2013
Robert Gillis, 71, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at his home in London, after a brief illness.
Born in Sydney, he was the youngest son of the late Mary (MacAdam) and Hugh Gillis of St. Mary’s parish, East Bay.
He is survived by his wife, Hannah (MacMillan) and his five stepchildren, Elie, Tollene (Doug), Ron (Trish), Ken (Anna) and Rick (Tanya), all of London; brothers, Hugh (Doris), Antigonish, Allan (Judy), Toronto; sisters, Genevieve, Carmel, Sydney, Clare (Harvey), Halifax. He also leaves behind brothers-in-law, Donnie, Kenneth; Leo and Cecil MacMillan; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother, Donald; sisters, Leone and Margaret, who died in infancy; his special niece, Margaret Jean MacEachern and his mother and father-in-law, Mary and Kennie MacMillan.
Robert graduated from Sydney Academy and attended Xavier Junior College. He was a proud member of the Sydney Academy Pipe Band and later the Cape Breton Highlanders Pipe Band. He worked for 40 years in the accounting department of Tender Tootsies, London, where he made lasting friendships.
He will always be remembered by his family and friends for his kindness, his gentleness and his keen sense of humour.
A family committal service will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, East Bay, at 4 p.m. with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. A reception will follow at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
12/22/2012 Sydney
Gillis Rod Gillis
8/15/1960 Tricia (Gillis) Senior Glace Bay - Rod Gillis, 64, foreman blacksmith at Dominion Coal Company's Big Shop here, died suddenly Monday at his home, 29 Third St., Hub. Mr. Gillis was in good health. Monday he left home planning to go down town and while waiting for a bus he felt weak and returned to his home. He died within a few minutes. A native of Bridgeport he lived at the Hub most of his life. He was employed at the company's Big Shop for almost 50 years. A member of St. John's Church he was active in all parochial affairs. He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine MacAulay, three sons, Clarence in Boston; Michael (Buddy) Glace Bay; Rod, Boston; ten daughters (Mary) Mrs. Joseph Steele, Boston; (Alice) Mrs. Ray Campbell, Westmount; (Shirley) Mrs. Roland Lauzon, Windsor, Ont.; (Jeanette) Mrs. Fred Zucco, New York; Annie, Windsor, Ont.; Joanie, Florence, Carol, Sandra and Margaret at home; a number of grandchildren; brothers, Alex Gillis, of the Nova Scotia Accident Prevention Association here; Joseph Gillis, yard foreman at the Big Shop; Michael, Boston, and two sisters, Mrs. V.J. Meisner, Victoria St. and Mrs. J.W. Donovan, Glace Bay. The remains are resting at the V.J. MacGillivray Funeral Home, Reserve St. [My grandfather, Rod Gillis, died on August 15, 1960.] GILLIS; - The funeral of the late Rod Gillis took place from the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home on Thursday morning. The procession then proceeded to St. John's church where Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Joseph Gillis, P.P., at 9:00 a.m. The funeral was largely attended. The many spiritual and floral bouquets, cards of sympathy and telegrams testified to the high esteem in which Mr. Gillis was held in the community. Internment took place in St. John's Cemetery where Fr. M. Rankin offered the graveside prayers. Pallbearers Ray Campbell and Fred Zucco both sons-in-law of the deceased, also Roy Phillips, William MacAulay, Angus H. MacDonald, John Larry.


Gillis Roderick Joseph Gillis Cape Breton Post 10/13/2009
Roderick Joseph Gillis, Sydney Mines

Born at Florence , Nova Scotia , Canada


Roddie passed away peacefully in his dad’s loving arms on Friday morning, Oct. 9, 2009.
Born in Florence, he was the son of Roddie Gillis and Shaunna LeBlanc. He was a member of St. Stephen’s parish, Florence.
Roddie was a student at NSCC, Marconi Campus and a recent graduate of Memorial High School’s electrical program. He was very active in minor hockey on the Northside, playing with various teams for 12 years. He also played in Sydney Mines Little League and was an avid snowboarder.
Roddie’s easy going and compassionate personality will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his dad, Roddie, with whom he resided; his mom, Shaunna; and his sister and best friend, Molly. He is also survived by his grandparents, Roddie and Clara Gillis and Shirley LeBlanc of Florence; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Ben LeBlanc and his two special great-grandmothers, Veronica Gillis and Molly Stephenson.
Visitation for Roddie Gillis was held Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 in the J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines. His funeral mass will be celebrated today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Florence with Fr. Thomas John officiating.
Donations may be made in memory of Roddie to Memorial High School’s Scholarship Fund for a graduate of its electrical program.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at jmjobesfuneralhome@ns.aliantzinc.ca.
10/9/2009 Florence
Gillis Roderick V. Gillis Cape Breton Post 3/7/1999 Tricia (Gillis) Senior Roderick V. Gillis, 60, formerly of 29 Third St., Hub, Glace Bay, passed away Monday, June 28, 1999, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late Roderick and Katie Belle (MacAulay) Gillis. Beloved husband of Beverly J. (MacNeil). Loving father of Roderick J. Gillis, Hanover, Ma., Annette M. Murray, Rockland, Ma., Patricia A. Senior, Valerie L. Gillis and Michael C. Gillis, all of Dorchester, Ma. Brother of Mary (Joe) Steele, Dorchester, Ma., Ann (C.R.) MacKinnon, Halifax, N.S., Alice (Ray) Campbell, Westmount, Cape Breton, Shirley (Roland) Lauzon, Windsor, Ont., Clarence Gillis, Watertown, Ma., Jeanette Zucco, New York, Joan (Don) MacNeil, Florence (Dennis) Seward, both of Plymouth, Ma., Carol (Charles) Reed, South Boston, Ma., Sandra (Blaise) MacNeil, Taunton, Ma., Margaret (Anthony) MacNeil, Abington, Ma., and the late Michael (Bud) Gillis, formerly of Glace Bay. Grandfather of Katrina L. Caramanica, Roderick J. and Bryanna E. Gillis, Melissa C., Samantha M, and John Gillis Murray, Brendan M. Senior, Matthew M. and Jessica L. MacNeil. He is also survived by Uncle William and Aunt Mary MacAulay, Cooling Street, Glace Bay, sister-in-law, Eileen Gillis, Sydney, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was held at St. William's Church, Dorchester, Ma., Friday, July 2. Internment in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland, Ma.

Roderick V. Gillis
Boston Globe, June 30, 1999. GILLIS - In Dorchester, formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, June 28, Roderick V. Beloved husband of Beverly J. (MacNeil). Loving father of Roderick J. Gillis of Hanover, Annette M. Murray of Rockland, Patricia A. Senior, Valerie L. Gillis-MacNeil, and Michael C. Gillis, all of Dorchester. Brother of Mary Steele of Dorchester, Ann MacKinnon, Alice Campbell, both of Nova Scotia, Shirley Lauzon of Ontario, Clarence Gillis of Watertown, Jeanette Zucco of NY, Joan MacNeil, Florence Seward, both of Plymouth, Carol Reed of South Boston, Sandra MacNeil of Taunton, Margaret MacNeil of Abington, and the late Michael "Bud" Gillis. Grandfather of Katrina L. Caramanica, Roderick J. "R.J.", and Bryanna E. Gillis, Melissa C., Samantha M. and John Gillis Murray, Brendan M. Senior, Mathew M. and Jessica L. MacNeil. Survived by many nephews and nieces. Visting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1000 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Thursday 4-6 PM. Funeral Mass in St. Williams Church Friday, July 2 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Late Ret. member Boston Carpenters Union Local #33. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland, MA



Gillis Roderick V. Gillis


Roderick V. Gillis 60, Massachusetts Roderick V. Gillis, 60, formerly of 29 Third St., Hub, Glace Bay, passed away Monday, June 28, 1999, in Dorchester, Mass. He was the son of the late Roderick and Katie Belle Gillis. Beloved husband of Beverly J. (MacNeil). Loving father of Roderick J. Gillis, Hanover, Mass., Annette M. Murray, Rockland, Mass., Patricia A. Senior, Valerie L. Gillis-MacNeil and Michael C. Gillis, all of Dorchester Mass. Brother of Mary (Joe) Steele, Dorchester, Mass, Ann (C.R.) McKinnon, Halifax, N.S., Alice (Ray) Campbell, Westmount, Cape Breton, Shirley (Roland) Lauzon, Windsor, Ont., Clarence Gillis, Watertown, Mass. Jeanette Zucco, New York, Joan (Don) MacNeil, Florence (Dennis) Seward, both of Plymouth, Mass., Carol (Charles) Reed, South Boston, Sandra (Blaise) MacNeil, Taunton, Mass., Margaret (Anthony) MacNeil, Abington, Mass., and the late Michael (Bud) Gillis, formerly of Glace Bay. Grandfather of Katrina L. Caramanica, Roderick J. and Bryanna E. Gillis, Melissa C, Samantha M, and John Gillis Murray, Brendan M. Senior, Matthew M. and Jessica L. MacNeil. He is also survived by Uncle William and Aunt Mary MacAulay, Cooling Street, Glace Bay, sister-in-law, Eileen Gillis, Sydney, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was held at St. Williams Church, Dorchester, Mass., Friday, July 2. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland, Mass. 6/28/1999

Gillis Ronald Gillis Sydney Post Record p 3 12/22/1943 R. Fraser RONALD GILLIS, WELL KNOWN RESIDENT, PASSES SUDDENLY Many friends throughout Cape Breton Island and western Nova Scotia will learn with regret of the passing of Ronald Gillis which occurred at St Anthony's Home yesterday afternoon. The deceased was in his 83rd year, being born at Island Point, Boularderie, Victoria Co., on February 8th, 1861. He had been a resident of St Anthony's Home for the past twelve years. For the last few weeks it was noticed that his health was failing, but his passing came yesterday afternoon very suddenly. His was a colorful career. In 1878 he entered the employ of Charles J Campbell at Baddeck, and was with him during some of the most hectic political campaigns ever fought in this province. Later he engaged in business for himself at North Sydney. In 1896 he went to the Yukon Territory, locating in Dawson City, and engaged in a general contracting business. For a time he was interested in the only newspaper published in the Yukon and was advertising manager. Later he came to British Columbia and it was there that he made the acquaintance of Alex MacLean - the "Sea Wolf" of Jack London's tale. Forum Contributor - Many readers will recall his many able articles which have appeared in the People's Forum of the Post-Record from time to time. He was always an uncompromising foe of Communism, and for his able articles in defence of the Nationalist cause during the Spanish Civil War, he won the personal recognition of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. He was always a staunch friend of labor and a stalwart champion of the right of the working man, but was indefagitable in pointing out the pitfalls and evils of the doctrine of Marx and Lenin. Last Contribution - His last contribution to the Forum appeared in yesterday's paper - the day of his death. In it he conveyed his appreciation to the Post-Record Editor for courtesies extended to him during the past year, and at the same time extended season's greetings to the staff and readers of this paper. The last words written by the late Mr Gillis, as they appeared in yesterday's letter, was typical of his kindly and religious character: "To those who are bereaved by the ravages of war I extend my sincere sympathy and humble prayers. I feel sure that all will join me in hoping that the Dove of Peace may descend on this warring world and dwell in the hearts of man." Devout Catholic In religion he was a devout and consistent member of the Roman Catholic communion and entered into rest consoled and strengthened by the last rites of that church. In politics he was a Conservative of the old school, and in his younger days rendered yeoman service to that party. Although he wielded a trenchant pen he was always fair and courteous in any controversy. His wife and only child predeceased him many years ago. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs John MacLean of Boisdale and Mrs Bernie MacDonald, Reserve Mines. The remains are reposing at Curry's Funeral Parlors pending completion of funeral arrangements.


Gillis Ronald Gillis CBP 4/22/2013
Ronald Gillis
Born In: New Waterford
Passed on: April 17th, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald Gillis announce his passing on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, Cape Breton on September 13, 1951, he was the son of the late Alex and Elza (Aitkens) Gillis.
Ronnie was a member of UA Local 325 Plumbers and Pipefitters for over 40 years and he also drove school bus for School District 2 for twelve years. He was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who had a keen interest in cars and enjoyed working around his vehicles, garage and yard.
Ronnie will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 35 years, Madeline (MacDonald); son, Aaron (Tammy) Gillis; daughters, Cheryl Gillis and Natalie (Jason) Pauley, all of Sackville, N.B.; grandchildren, Kinsey Mariasine, Felicia and Dorian Gillis and Marshall Pauley; sister, Sandy (Joey) Young of New Waterford, Cape Breton; mother-in-law, Viola Little of Sydney, Cape Breton; brother-in-law, Brian (Jeanette) MacDonald of New Waterford, Cape Breton; sister-in-law, Ann (Stevie) MacNeil of Sarnia, Ontario and by many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased by his nephew, Ryan Young and by his father-in-law, David Little.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge St., Sackville, N.B. (364-8188). In keeping with Ronald’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visiting hours. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. from St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church, Sackville, with Father Allison Carroll officiating. Internment will take place at Saint Leonard Parish, New Waterford, Cape Breton at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ronald may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or to the charity of one’s choice.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Sackville Memorial Hospital for their care and kindness.
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4/17/2013 New Waterford
Gillis Ronald John 'Rannie' Gillis CBP 9/22/2012
Ronald 'Rannie' Gillis

Born In: New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: September 20th, 2012

Rannie Gillis, a former resident of Pellett
Avenue, New Waterford, passed away on Thursday,
Sept. 20, 2012, at the Cove Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, Rannie was the son of the
late Martin and Agnes (McMullin) Gillis.
Rannie was a member of the former Mt. Carmel
Church. He was a devout Catholic. Rannie served
with the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent time
in Germany as a peacekeeper. He taught school at
various community colleges throughout his
lifetime. Rannie loved history, in particular,
The American Civil War. He also was an avid
sports fan, especially enjoying, baseball,
football and hockey. But mostly, Rannie will be
remembered as a man of faith, a man who was kind,
thoughtful and had a great sense of humour.
Rannie is survived by his wife, Florence
'Flossie' (MacIntyre) Gillis, Sydney; a daughter,
Karen Gillis Lowe (Paul), Antigonish; three sons,
Glen (Jane Anne), Westmount, Joseph (Marina),
Portage, Ronald 'Randy' (Melody), Maine; two
sisters, Phemie Reid, Glace Bay, Agnes (Fred)
Mombourquette, New Glasgow and seven
grandchildren, Kayleigh, Sarah, Shane, Dean,
Bhreagh, Katie and Brydie. Rannie will also be
deeply missed by his beloved nieces and nephews.
Rannie was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra in
infancy; three brothers, Eddie, Angus, Stanley
and three sisters, Millie, Mayme and Theresa.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken
place under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray
Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The
funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Ray Huntley is
Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church
followed by interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. All
are invited to join the family for a reception at
St. Leonard Hall on Convent Street.
As an expression of sympathy for Rannie, memorial
donations in his memory may be made to the Nova
Scotia Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
9/20/2012 New Waterford
Gillis Sarah Catherine (Sadie) (MacNeil) Gillis Cape Breton Post 2/20/2010
Sarah Catherine (Sadie) Gillis

Born in: Benacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born on: 25/01/1921

Passed away in: Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed away on: 18/02/2010

Sarah Catherine ‘Sadie’ Gillis, 89, of Liverpool, N.S., formerly of Sydney Mines passed away peacefully in Queen’s General hospital surrounded by the love of family and the knowledge of a life well lived.
Sadie was the daughter of the late Neil R. and Sarah Catherine MacNeil. Blessed with a huge heart and a great capacity to love, Sadie followed her desire to care for others by becoming a nurse, graduating from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1944 with Provincial academic honours. Everyone benefitted from Sadie’s nurturing medical attention – patients, family, friends, relatives of friends, neighbours, neighbourhood children and even the occasional pet.
She will be remembered for her compassionate, caring, and generous spirit, her love of skating, intellectual puzzles of all kinds, her wicked sense of humour and her never ending ability to find the good in everything.
Although failing health necessitated a move from her beloved Cape Breton in 2007 to be closer to family, Sadie built a whole new network of friends and fans in Queen’s Manor.
She was immensely proud of her Scottish heritage (MacNeil of Barra) and her first language Gaelic. She was still quoting Gaelic poetry on her birthday (Robbie Burns day) this year.
Sadie was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence and son, Michael; brothers, Roddie, Rannie, Neil, James and sister, Christina.
She is survived by her sons, Gerard, Yellowknife, Neil, Toronto, Christopher (Becky), Brampton; daughters, Cathy MacDonald, Bedford, Sharon (Gerry) Mason, Mill Village; sister, Ann Higgins, Fredericton; grandchildren, Andrew, Peter, Geoffrey, Sarah, Nigel, Christopher, Vanessa, Sarah; dear and special friends, Mary and Clifford Hall.
Visiting will take place on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 from 2–5 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Main Street, Sydney Mines. Funeral mass Monday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, Fr. J.J. MacDonald presiding.
Special thanks to everyone at Queen’s Manor, Liverpool, the nursing staff at Queen’s General, especially Janet Himmelman; and Dr. Garry Morash.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ronald C. MacDonald MBA Scholarship at St. Mary’s University, www.smu.ca/administration/development/gift.html; 1.888.SMU.GIVE; the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke, other charities of your choice; or just be true to Sadie’s spirit and spread genuine kindness at every opportunity, that was her essence.
2/18/2010 Benacadie 25/01/1921
Gillis Sarah Jessie "Sally" Gillis The Halifax Herald Limited 7/16/2005 Carol MacLean The death of Sarah Jessie "Sally" Gillis of West Bay Marshes and formerly of Port Hawkesbury, occurred in her 88th year in Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home. Sally was born in Cleveland, Richmond Co. and was the daughter of Dan J. and Christena (Lamey) MacCormack. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Hugh John Gillis. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, being predeceased by five brothers, Alex John, William, Bernard, Francis and Dan J.; sister, Catherine (William Fraser), and four stepsiblings. Sally attended Grantville School and went on to teach at the same school for a brief period. She relocated to Massachusetts where she worked in various occupations. She was employed for many years as an accountant with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston. She returned to Cape Breton with her family in 1960 where she was employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism for 11 years, six as manager of the Tourist Information Centre in Port Hastings. Sally also worked alongside her husband in a family owned business, Gillis Variety Store. In her retirement years, Sally lived with her family in West Bay where she took delight in being involved in the upbringing of her three granddaughters. She had a lifelong passion for the written word. She read voraciously, completed her daily crossword challenge before 9 a.m., and regularly trounced family members in Scrabble. Cribbage also brought out her competitive side, as any opponent would attest. Sally will be remembered by all who knew her as vivacious, strong-willed and generous. Sally is survived by two daughters, Mary Louise (Dan MacEachern), Dartmouth, and Christena (Brian Goyetche), West Bay Marshes. Also surviving are granddaughters, Janine Leah, Corinne Catherine and Sarah Ialeen, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the home she shared with the Goyetche Family, 3080 Marble Mountain on Sunday, July 17, between 2 and 9 p.m. Funeral will be held on Monday, July 18, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Lower River Inhabitants. Memorial donations can be made to Eastern Counties Regional Library or to a charity of choice.


Gillis Simon Gillis The Sydney Post Record 1/16/1947 Maureen McNeil Simon Gillis, The death occurred yesterday at his home in Grand Mira of Simon Gillis, 73, well known and highly esteemed resident of that district. His passing followed a general illness and his passing will be followed with deep regret by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in C.B. Besides his widow, he is survived by six daughters, Mrs. James MacKinnon, Medford, Mass.; Mrs. Hector MacIsaac, Upper Grand Mira; Mrs. Michael MacKinnon, Sydney; Cassie; Elizabeth and Joan at home; sisters, Mrs. Dan A. Gillis, Whitney Pier; Mrs. James MacDonald, Grand Lake Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Gillis Sister Aileen Gillis  CBP 10/12/2010
Sister Aileen Gillis, 81, formerly Sister John Francis, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the Motherhouse on Oct. 7, 2010, in the 56th year of her religious life. Born in Sydney, C.B., N.S., she was the daughter of the late John Alexander and Margaret Geraldine (Bates) Gillis. Sister Aileen entered the Sisters of St. Martha on Aug.15, 1951, pronounced her first vows on Aug. 15, 1953, and made her perpetual commitment on Aug.15, 1956. She served in various  health care institutions of the congregation, having received her nurses training at St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Hotel Dieu, Campbellton, New Brunswick, obtaining her R.N. in 1954. In  1959 Sister completed studies at the University of Toronto's University School of Nursing, with field work in paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and at St. Joseph's Hospital. In 1965,Sister Aileen did further studies in paediatrics at Children's Hospital, Washington, D.C., and in 1973 received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dalhousie University in Halifax. In 1976,Sister completed a two-year correspondence course in hospital organization and management with summer schools at University College in Winnipeg, Man.  In Nova Scotia, Sister Aileen ministered at St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish, St. Joseph's Hospital in Glace Bay, New Waterford Consolidated Hospital and in the extended care unit at  Bethany, where she also served as director of nursing care. In Alberta, Sister served at St. Michael's Hospital in Lethbridge and in Mineral Springs Hospital in Banff. Sister was community  leader of the sisters in various nursing institutions and other convents where she lived. Sister Aileen retired from nursing service in 1983, yet continued to minister in administrative services atSt. Martha's Regional Hospital, at Bethany and St. Andrews Convent in Antigonish Co. until August 2010. Sister Aileen was the fifth oldest in a family of 13. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Mary and Sister Anne, CND, and by her brothers, Fr. Lawrence 'Larry', Gerald, John  Hugh, Cyril, Chris and Bernie. She is survived by sisters, Jane and Sarah (Sally); and her brothers, Joseph and Ronald.  The remains rested at Bethany, beginning Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at 1:15 p.m., where a Celebration of Vigil was held on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial took placeMonday, Oct. 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Bethany Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.    10/7/2010
Gillis Sophie (Ropek) Gillis CBP 7/13/2012
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of our cherished mother, grandmother, and sister, Sophie Gillis, at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Born in River Denys, Sophie was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Niedzielski) Ropek. Sophie was a devoted mom who lived for her children and grandchildren, the love of her life. She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends, her door was always open and a place for everyone at her table. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo and visiting with her family. Sophie started baking at 12 years old and baked pies for Ropek’s Bakery for many years before retiring at 80. She is survived by her daughters, Catherine (Fabe Sudworth), Sharon (Wayne McKenzie), Rose (Brian McPherson), all of New Waterford, Angela (Frank MacKinnon), New Victoria; sons, Wayne (Mary), New Waterford, Bobby (Susie), Ont.; 11 grandchildren, Michael, David, Colin, Carollee, Tony, Timmy, Scott, Adam, Cory, Meaghan and Matthew; 12 great-grandchildren, Kate, Ashley, Charles, Emma, Erica, Emily, Alex, Hunter, Jessica, Carson, Grace, Aidia, great-great-grandchild, Denver; brother, Danny (Donna), New Waterford; and many nieces and nephews. Sophie was predeceased by her loving husband, Angus Gillis, grandchildren, Jillian, Robert, Andrea, sisters, Jenny Odo, Rosie MacPherson, Mary Mombourquette, Cecilia Dwyer, brothers, Teddy and Walter. There will be a private family visitation at V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral mass of celebration will take place Monday, July 16 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Fr. Victo