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Last Name Full Name Published in Date Published Contributor Obit Date of Death Born at or Date of Birth Notes
MacAulay Mrs. Aulay MacAulay MacTalla Vol. II. No. 35 24/03/1894 R. Fraser MacTalla Vol. II. Sidni, C.B., Di-Sathairne, Am Mart 24, 1894. No. 35 Di-ciaduin air an t-seachdain s’a-chaidh chaochail bantrach Amhlaidh’Ic Amhlaidh aig Man-O-War Point, Boulardaei. Bha I ceud bliadhna s’a seachd a dh’aois. Chaidh a h-adh-lacadh Di-haoine. On Wednesday of last week the widow of Aulay MacAulay died at Man O War Point Boularderie. She was 107 years of age. She was buried on Friday. Translated by Rosemary McCormack, Iona, NS.


MacDonald John MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 16/12/1749 Maureen McNeil Glace Bay, Dec. 16 - John MacDonald, native of Bridgeport, succumbed to a sudden heart attack in Providence, R.I., relatives here were advised today. Mr. MacDonald, who is well known in sports circles, was apparently in good health, and was on his way to the bowling alleys in Providence, in company with his parish priest, to assist the young boys of the parish in their sporting activities, and was away from his home but five minutes when he was seized with a heart attack. His sudden, unexpected passing was a great shock to relatives and friends, and is deeply regretted by many who knew and admired Mr.MacDonald. Fifty-nine years old, Mr. MacDonald was born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Neil MacDonald. He left Bridgeport in 1910 to take up residence in Providence, where he has since lived. His marriage took place in Providence. He was a member of the well-known Bridgeport family of boxers and long-distance runners, and boxed in Cape Breton and the United States. He was keenly interested in helping the youth of the Catholic parish to which he belonged with their sporting activities and was a friend to all the young boys there. Mr. MacDonald visited Glace Bay this past summer with his wife when he renewed acquaintances with his brothers and sisters here. He is survived by his wife, and two children, Mary, R.N., and John Jr., who is a member of the Providence Fire Department. Five brothers survive, Archie, in Calgary, Alta; Neil, Rhode Island; Eddie and Joe in Bridgeport and Stevie MacDonald, Reidville, Glace Bay. Also five sisters, (Sadie) Mrs. M.J. Daley of Brighton, Mass.; (Mary) Mrs. Dan A. MacDonald; (Anne) Mrs. Stanley MacDonald; (Jessie) Mrs. Leo MacIntyre and Margaret at home, all of Bridgeport. A brother Dannie died in the ring in Rhode Island in 1916. Burial will be made in Providence, R. I. on Friday morning.[Late 1940's] [NO DATE]


MacDonald Mrs. John MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 31/12/1749 Juanita MacDonald (no date):MRS. JOHN MACDONALD (Gseg could be for Jessie? don't know) d. New Canada


MacDonald Hugh MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 31/12/1893 Juanita MacDonald 1893:HUGH MACDONALD, d. Stewartdale

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MacDonald Mrs. Archibald MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 31/12/1895 Juanita Macadonald MRS. ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, d. Stewartdale

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MacDonald Mrs. John MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 25/03/1896 Juanita MacDonald MRS. JOHN MACDONALD, d. Stewartdale


MacDonald Donald MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 31/05/1898 Juanita MacDonald DONALD MACDONALD, d. Stewartdale 31/05/1898

MacDonald Hector MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 31/10/1899 Juanita MacDonald HECTOR MACDONALD, d. Stewartdale


MacDougal Annie MacDougal Death Certificate 28/12/1871 Colin D. Waye -Annie MacDougall, female, spinster, Glace Bay, d/o Donald MacDougall, Dec.28,1871,Glace Bay, Bilivus Fever, informant J.L. McKay 28/12/1871

MacDougall Mary A. MacDougall
31/12/1749 Cindy McLean MRS MARY A MacDOUGALL of Antigonish, died in St Martha's Hospital, Thursday. She was born at Arisaig, Antigonish County, daughter of the late Donald and Isabel Gillis. Her married life was spent at Christmas Island. Her husband, DJ MacDougall, died in 1945. She is survived by three daughters, Catherine (Mrs Robert Morgan), Belmont, Mass; Sister Isabel, CND, Mount St Bernard, Antigonish; Elizabeth, Antigonish; five sons, Frank, Brighton Mass; William, Oshawa, On; John, Montreal; Rev Hugh, Ottawa; Cameron, Florida; two sisters, Mrs DH MacDonald, Antigonish; Mrs DR MacGillivray, Ardess, Pictou County; one brother, Colin Gillis, of Arisaig. A son, Colin, was killed while serving with the RCAF in Europe. A son, Norman, died in infancy. A sister, Mrs Mamie MacDonald of Antigonish, and a brother, Alexander Gilllis, of California, are dead. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Ninian's Cathedral Saturday at 5:15 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Barra's Church, Christmas Island, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in St Barra's Parish Cemetery. (No date. NOTE-- on the back there is part of a tender request for the department of highways with dates of Tuesday November, and Tuesday, October--and something about 'section in Pictou' and 'Pinetree Road Overpass') [No Date]


MacDougall Mrs. Hector MacDougall DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 18/09/1895 Juanita MacDonald MRS. HECTOR MACDOUGALL d. Stewartdale


MacIntosh Murdo MacIntosh DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 31/12/1893 Juanita MacDonald 1893 MURDO MACINTOSH, d. Stewartdale

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MacKay Mrs. William MacKay
31/12/1749 R. Fraser Paynton – The death of Mrs. MacKay of Paynton is regretted by the whole community. A member of the Presbyterian Church, Mrs. MacKay was greatly respected by everyone. She was born at Baddeck, N.S., in 1849 and was married to the late William MacKay in 1870. She is survived by six daughters and two sons: Mrs. McKinnon, of Butte, Montana; Mrs. Little, Coal Branch, N.B.; Miss MacKay, Paynton; Mrs. McKinnon, Paynton; Mrs. McLeod, Cape Breton; Mrs. Wells, Wilkie; Dr. W. G. MacKay, Edmonton; John G. MacKay, Detroit. Her husband and two sons, dr. M. E. MacKay and Alex, predeceased her. The funeral service held at the house was conducted by Rev. W. H. Walton of the Anglican Church. Captain A. M. Black presided at the organ. Interment was made in the Paynton cemetery. The pall bearers were, Messrs. Walker, L. Fraser, Johnson, O. Stone, P. Murphy and George Wyatt. Many beautiful flowers bore tribute to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. [no date]


MacKay Ann MacKay Death Certificate 24/12/1871 Colin D. Waye -Ann MacKay, female, 50, married, Dec.24, 1871, Glace Bay, consumption, informant J.L. McKay, Little Glace Bay 24/12/1871

MacKay Mary A. MacKay Vital Stats – 1875, Cape Breton Death Certificates 12/05/1875 Colin Waye Mary A. MacKay, female, age 20, single, born Fourchu, parents- Donald and Catherine, farmers, 12 may 1875, Big Lake, informant D.J. MacKay


MacKenzie Georgie MacKenzie
28/09/1749 R. Fraser Word of the death of Miss Georgie MacKenzie, R.N. which occurred in Montreal on Sept. 28, was received with sincere regret by a wide circle of friends in Pictou. She was born at Roger’s Hill, a daughter of the late Alan and Margaret (Fraser) MacKenzie and following the death of her parents resided at Roger’s Hill with her grandparents until she came to Pictou to attend school. She took her nurse’s training course in Montreal and practised her profession there for several years, then returned to Pictou where she spent about twenty years. In 1940? She returned to Montreal and re- sided there until her death. One sister, Mrs Isaac Gammell, and a niece, Miss Jean Gammell, pre- deceased her. She is survived by thre nephews, Alan and Robert Gammell in Montreal and Graham in Toronto. The funeral was held in Montreal Oct. 1 with interment in Mount Royal Cemetery.[NO DATE]


MacKinnon Jessie MacKinnon MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 13/04/1876 Juanita MacDonald JESSIE MACKINNON, age 18, b. Mabou, d. Stewartdale; d/o JAMES and JESSIE CAMPBELL (aka The Tailors)


MacKinnon Mrs. Angus MacKinnon DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 16/05/1898 Juanita MacDonald MRS. ANGUS MACKINNON d. Upper New Canada.


MacLean Brenda MacLean
17/12/1749 R. Fraser GLACE BAY - Mrs. Brenda MacLean, 73, The Cove, died Monday, December 17 at the residence. Born in Glace Bay, she was the daughter of the late William Daniel and Mary ( MacKenzie ) Rutherford. She was a member of Knox United Church. She is survived by a sister, Hazel Coleman, Fredericton, N.B. She was predeceased by her husband, John. A memorial service will be held in The Cove chapel, Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. T. Whent officiating.[NO DATE] 17/12/1749 Glace Bay
MacLean John MacLean Death Certificate 02/11/1871 Colin D. Waye - John MacLean, collier, male, 64, married, born Scotland, s/o Neil McLean, farmer, Nov.2, 1871, Glace Bay, informant Daniel McLean


MacLean Mrs. Allan MacLean DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 19/08/1894 Juanita MacDonald MRS. ALLAN MACLEAN d. Roseburn


MacLellan Mrs. Neil MacLellan DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 26/02/1897 Juanita MacDonald MRS NEIL MACLELLAN, d. Roseburn


MacNeil Elizabeth MacNeil Cape Breton Post 31/03/1875 Colin Waye - Elizabeth MacNeil, female, 1m., infant, born Boularderie, John and Mary, farmers, 31 March 1875, Boularderie, informant John MacNeil


MacNeil Agnes MacNeil Vital Stats – 1875, Cape Breton Death Certificates 24/04/1875 Colin Waye - Agnes MacNeil, female, 3m., infant, born Boisdale, Donald and Christine, 24 April, 1875, Boisdale, informant, Donald MacNeil 24/04/1875

MacNeil Malcolm MacNeil The Casket 29/07/1897 Maureen McNeil MacNeil, Malcolm at Reserve Mines - died on Friday July 9,1897, at Reserve Mines, C.B., blacksmith in the 44th year of his age. May he rest in peace.


MacQueen Margaret MacQueen DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 06/07/1893 Juanita MacDonald MISS MARGARET MACQUEEN, d. New Canada


MacQueen Mary S. MacQueen DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 31/12/1893 Juanita MacDonald 1893: MISS MARY S. MACQUEEN, d. New Canada

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MacAdam Daniel MacAdam SYDNEY POST, 10/14/1924 Reverend Edward House The death occurred at any early hour Thursday evening of Daniel MacAdam at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew McDonald, Sydney Forks, with whom he had been spending a short visit. He was seized with a paralytic stroke the first of the week and rapidly his condition became worse until he succumbed at 5:30 Thursday. The late Mr. McAdam had been in ill health for some six years but up until the time of his last illness he was able to be around and appeared to be enjoying good health. He was a native of Eskasoni and lived there all his life. Hs wife has been seriously ill for sometime and her condition is considered very grave. The late Mr. McAdam is survived by his wife, four sons, Daniel, Rod, and Jack, all of whom reside at Glace Bay, and Alex at home; three daughters, Mrs. M. R. MacDonald, Glace Bay; Mrs. H. E. McGillivary, who resides in Sydney, and Mrs. Andrew MacDonald, Sydney Forks. [MRS. DAN MACADAM – former Margaret MacIsaac]


MacAulay Dr. D. A. MacAulay
6/18/1928 R. Fraser PASSING AT BADDECK OF Dr D A MACAULAY Baddeck, June 18 - In the sudden passing on Saturday morning of Dr D A MacAulay, aged 49 years, following a brief illness, Baddeck sustains the loss of one of the most beloved and respected citizens. The late Dr MacAulay was born at Englishtown, Victoria county, in 1879, and received his education in the public schools at North Sydney Academy. He graduated in medicine from Dalhousie in 1910, and practised a short while with Dr Bill MacKay, at Reserve Mines, and Dr Rockwell, at Joggins Mines. He moved to Neil´s Harbor, and enlisted from there in 1915, serving overseas in the R.A.M.C. as medical officer to the British regiment. He returned to Neil´s Harbor, moving from there to Baddeck, where he has practised the last nine years. The funeral service was conducted in the Presbyterian Chruch at Englishtown. The flag draped casket was borne by six returned men: Lt Col W G MacRae, C Spence, W Nicholson, J M O´Toole, and J Nicholson. [sic] At the graveside the military service was read by J M O´Toole and the last post was sounded by Mr MacPhee, of Sydney Mines. The deceased is survived by his aged father, Donald MacAulay, one sister, Mrs Norman MacLeod, of Stornoway, Scotland; three brothers, Ross at home, John of Glace Bay and Neil of [Madison?][cut off] [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1928] Whycocomagh, June 24 - The passing of the late D A MacAulay, M.D., of Baddeck, brought sorrow to many in this town, where the genial doctor was favorably known and highly esteemed, particularly by those who had the pleasure of an intimage acquaintance. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1928]


MacAulay Donald MacAulay GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 5/11/1932 R. Fraser The death occurred May eleventh in his home Englishtown of Donald MacAulay at the age of eighty seven years. The deceased was one of the vicinity´s oldest and highly respected citizens, a man of sterling character, who took an active part in all things for the good of the community. He is survived by three sons and one daughter, John MacAulay, Glace Bay; Neil MacAulay, Boston; Ross MacAulay on the old homestead. His wife and two sons, Dr Philip MacAulay, Ash River, N.S. and Dr Dan A MacAulay, Baddeck, predeceased him by a few years. Funeral service was conducted in the Presbyterian Church at Englishtown by Rev Malcolm Gillis, assisted by Rev M N MacDonald of Boularderie and Mr Campbell, Presbyterian student. Burial service was in charge of St Mark´s Lodge A. F. & A. M., Baddeck of which the deceased was a member for many years. Pall bearers were Brothers J K MacKenzie, L E MacDonald, J P MacLeod, W J MacRitchie, A Y MacDonald. Interment was made in the family lot in the Englishtown cemetery. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932]


MacDermid Mrs. John A. MacDermid Halifax Herald 7/16/1930 Paul Harmon Baddeck, July 15 - The funeral service of Mrs. John A. MacDermid, of Beinn Bhreagh, who passed away on Wednesday morning last, was held at the late home on Friday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. John MacKinnon, of Greenwood United Church. The deceased, who was in her 53rd year, suffered a paralytic stroke last winter from which she failed to recover. Mrs. MacDermid was formerly a Miss Morrison, from Baddeck Bay, and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Morrison. Besides her husband two daughters and one son survive, _viz., Ethel, student nurse at the Hamilton Hospital, North Sydney, who tenderly cared for her mother in her long illness: Marion and Kenneth at home. Two sisters and one brother also survive _ Mrs. Angus MacCharles of Sydney; Mrs. Philip MacRae, of Beinn Bhreagh; and Murdoch Morrison, of California. The six pall bearers were all neighbours of the deceased. Interment was in Highland cemetery at Baddeck Bay.


MacDonald Mrs. Donald MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 4/13/1901 Juanita MacDonald MRS. DONALD MACDONALD d. Stewartdale


MacDonald Catherine MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 5/31/1903 Juanita MacDonald May 1903: MISS CATHERINE MACDONALD, d. Stewartdale (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.)


MacDonald Archibald MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 2/29/1904 Juanita MacDonald February, 1904:ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, d. Roseburn (Editor's note--no day available; 29 entered for proper indexing.)


MacDonald Capt. J. MacDonald The Sydney Record 7/17/1912 Maureen McNeil Capt. J. MacDonald dead of Winthrop, Mass formerly of West Bay died in Winthrop last week. Capt. J. MacDonald was the son of the late Capt. John MacDonald who died recently in Boston at the age of 104. The son had been in poor health for some time previous to his demise. On Tuesday of last week he was overcome by the oppressive heat. He leaves two sons, Capt. Angus who is a seafaring man and Capt. Allan of the Boston fire brigade.


MacDonald John A. MacDonald The Casket 12/25/1913 Maureen McNeil - John A. MacDonald, Port Hood, one of the communities most esteemed citizens. Mr. MacDonald was a lighthouse keeper for 33 years. He was a brother of Senator MacDonald of Glace Bay


MacDonald Margaret MacDonald The Casket 1/8/1914 Maureen McNeil - Died on Jan.3,1914, Miss Margaret MacDonald of Port Hood, born in Broad Cove 65 years ago. She lived in Port Hood the last twenty years. Two brothers and three sisters survive.


MacDonald Ewan MacDonald Sydney Daily Post 11/19/1914 Donald A. Snow On Tuesday evening, November 17th, Ewan MacDonald, an old and respected resident of Marion Bridge, died after a few short hours illness. Death was due to paralysis. Mr. MacDonald was born in North Uist, Scotland and was in his 78 year. He is survived by a widow, five sons and three daughters who have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. Funeral on Friday at 11 a.m. at Marion Bridge.


MacDonald Angus N MacDonald Sydney Record p 12 4/2/1921 R. Fraser The death of Angus N MacDonald occurred at his home on Victoria Street, Glace Bay, on Friday. The deceased was formerly employed with the coal company as a carpenter. He is survived by his widow, three sons Daniel, Hugh and Norman and three daughters. Christina, Harriet, and Flora at home. The deceased is also survived by his mother, Mrs. McNeil Macdonald, of Glace Bay. The funeral will be held under the direction of the Orange Lodge.


MacDonald Jane MacDonald Sydney Record p 12 4/2/1921 R. Fraser DIED IN MEDFORD There passed away at Medford, Massachusetts, on March 27th, Mrs Jane MacDonald, beloved wife of John R MacDonald, aged 73 years. The remains accompanied by Mrs MacDonald’s son and daughter, were brought from Medford to Boularderie where interment took place in the family lot. A very impressive service was conducted at the Medford home of the deceased’s daughter, Mrs. C L Bartlett, by Rev Norman MacQueen and also at Boularderie by Rev Dr John MacIntosh of Sydney. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss one sister at Boularderie and three daughters and two sons - Mrs. Bartlett, of Medford; Mrs Rod Morrison, Sydney; Mrs P C Thompson, of Philadelphia, Pa; John Philip MacDonald, of Seattle and Daniel MacDonald, of Lawrence, Mass. Of the deceased it truly must be said that she was of a cheerful Christian char acter. The sympathy of a host of friends goes out to the bereaved.


MacDonald David MacDonald The Cape Breton Post 1/10/1926 Maureen McNeil An Old Resident Passes - Mr. David MacDonald, one of the oldest residents of Cape North, died at his home in Dingwall on December 30th. Mr. MacDonald was born in Sugar Loaf, N.S. May 14,1840 and during his long life was actively associated with all the interests of the community in which he lived. He taught school for some years and later was appointed collector of customs for Cape North, a position which he held for 27 years. After the death of his wife four years ago, Mr. MacDonald went to the United States but after a residence of two years there, on account of failing health returned to his home in Dingwall. He is survived by a son John in Providence, R.I. and a daughter Mrs. Margaret Hilton, who tenderly cared for him in his closing years.


MacDonald Capt. John MacDonald The Cape Breton Post 1/10/1926 Maureen McNeil Capt. J. MacDonald Dies at Home - Well Known Citizen Passes in 64th Year - North Sydney, N.S. Jan.9 - The death of Capt. John MacDonald occurred on Saturday afternoon at his home on Pleasant St., after a brief illness. The deceased who was sixty-four years of age was in excellant health until about 4 weeks ago, when he was stricken by an internal malady which it was hoped would yield to medical treatment. Saturday morning his condition became grave and he rapidly failed, passing away, as stated a few hours later. His death came as a distinct shock to the townspeople, very few of whom were aware of his illness. The late Captain MacDonald was born in North Sydney and spent practically all his life there. He was descended from hearty pioneer stock, his father being John MacDonald, who emigrated to this country at an early age from North Uist, Scotland and his mother, ? Sahar Salmayne, who also came as a small child with her parents fromt he same country. Captain MacDonald was for many years engaged in harbour work and for the past six years was om charge of the coal yard at the N.S. Steel and Coal Co's Pier. Upright, industrious and courteous, he enjoyed the esteem of his fellow citizens and many others with whom he had come in contact. Iin 1889, the desceased married Miss Margaret MacAdam of Sydney, who with three sons and three daughters survive him. The sons are Frank, Joseph and Blowers. the daughters are Misses May and Almeda of Boston and Agnes of Montreal. the three of whom are expected home Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed.


MacDonald Alexander B. MacDonald Halifax Herald 2/3/1926 M. Davis Suffers Paralytic Seizure A.B. MacDonald, chief electrical engineer on the steamer Tyrian, suffered a severe attack of paralysis last Saturday, and his condition is critical. His son, James , was summoned to his bedside in the Infirmary at Halifax. Mr. MacDonald was born at East Bay, Cape Breton, almost sixty seven years ago. He entered the employ of the government as chief electrical engineer, and he has since held the position. He was a very skilled electrician said to be the only man in Canada who could do the work he was engaged in. Cable Engineer Dead - Word was received by relatives in Cape Breton of the death at Halifax of Mr. Alex B. MacDonald, government cable engineer on board the S.S. Tyrian. The deceased was born at East Bay about 67 years ago, and for many years was telegraph operator in different stations throughout Cape Breton. He is survived by his widow and a family of sons and daughters. Mrs. Jane MacDonald of Sydney Forks, is a sister, and Mr. D.G. MacDonald, Sydney, is a brother of the deceased. He was a member of the Sydney Council of the Knights of Columbus.[Submitter's comment: Obit for Alexander B. MacDonald born 15 Feb 1860, died 03 Feb 1926 (probably extracted from the Halifax Herald)]


MacDonald W J MacDonald
12/31/1929 R. Fraser W J MCDONALD, 62, PROMINENT SYDNEY BUSINESS MAN, DIES Following a paralytic stroke a few days ago, W J MacDonald, 62, prominent Sydney businessman, died at his home, 561 Esplanade, at 6:30 Sunday evening. He had been in poor health for several years. Mr MacDonald was in business first at Reserve with his brothers, and subsequently at Dominion. Later still he was manager of the Cape Breton Wholesale, which he left some years ago to establish MacDonald’s Limited, of which he was proprietor at the time of his death. Besides his widow, formerly Miss Laura Gow, he is survived by four children: Miss Florence, John and Gordon, all at home, and William now on his way here from Quebec, where he has been located for some time. Mrs Jennie Armstrong, Victoria, B.C.; Dr. E. M. MacDonald, Sydney, and John MacDonald, Tatamagouche, are sisters and brothers of the deceased. Ed, William, John and Henry MacPherson and Mrs Wallace Richardson, of this city, are cousins, as is also D G MacPherson, now at Orangedale. [1929][Editor's comment: December 31 entered for indexing] W J MACDONALD IS LAID TO REST TUESDAY; MANY IN ATTENDANCE - Many citizens united in paying their last respects at the funeral of W J MacDonald on Tuesday afternoon, when the solemn service began at 1:30 o’clock at the family home at 561 Esplanade. The Presbyterian choir was in attendance and led in the singing of Peace, Perfect Peace and Sleep On, Beloved Sleep, with Mrs Gordon Graham, the church organist, playing the accompaniment. Rev W McCulloch Thomson, of the Presbyterian Church was the officiating clergyman. Many wreaths and other floral tributes expressing deepest sympathy6 to the bereaved family were banked about the casket and were magnificent to behold. The funeral cortege left the house at 2 o’clock and wended its way to Hardwood Hill cemetery where interment was made. The pall bearers were Malcolm Martin of Dominion, Alex S McIntosh, of MacDonald’s Limited; J F Mile, C R Lorway, Fred A McInnis and William Ross. John MacDonald, of Tatamagouche, brother of the deceased and J Ingraham, of Wolfville, were among the relatives present at the funeral. [1929][Editor's comment: December 31 entered for indexing]


MacDonald W. M. MacDonald Sydney Post 7/9/1931 R. Fraser TRIBUTE PAID TO W. M. MACDONALD Rev. Kenneth Munro pronounces eulogy of late resident of No. Sydney (Sydney Post) North Sydney, July 9--Showing the high esteem in which the late William MacDonald was held by the community in general the following address was read yesterday at the funeral by the Rev. K. M. Munro of Montreal, formerly of North Sydney. I am sure that he to whom we pay our tribute of respect today would be averse to having anything said at his funeral service. I don’t think I have ever known a man who shrank more from anything approaching undue praise than he. And yet it would not be right to let this occasion pass without saying one or two things. So far as I know he never made a public confession of faith in Christ or in religion, and yet I believe there was in his heart as deep and as genuine a conviction about the higher things as one might find anywhere. There were not many in whom he confided, not because he didn’t want to be friendly, but because he had a natural shyness and shrinking from the profession of that which he did not possess. I remember how one day I baptized him. He of course was a grown man and it was then I realized as I had not realized before how deep his convictions were. Even that must have cost him a good deal for he hated as few people as I have known hated anything in the nature of hypocricy. There is a book, which has had a wide reading, writtien by one who calls himself The Unknown Disciple. Our friend was one of the unknown disciples, no one but they who were very intimate with him would suspect how deep his convictions were. I don’t think I ever knew a man who hated insincerity as he hated it. He simply could not endure it. When I think of someone with whom to compare him, I think of Nathaniel, a man who wouldn’t jump to conclusions too readily, a man who could never be carried off his feet by any shallow enthusiasm, but of whom our Lord would say Behold our Israelite, indeed in whom is no guile. I wonder if there is anyone with whom he ever had dealings who could say, He deceived me. I believe nothing would hurt him more. He was the soul of honor, and he would scorn to gain any advantage through deception. I am not in a position to judge as to his qualifications as a business man, perhaps according to modern tests of efficiency and acumen, he might not be rated very high. His methods might be considered oldfashioned and out of date. But if integrity of character, if honesty in business relations, if loyalty to one’s word, has any part in business, then he was a good business man; and if he enjoyed in an unusual way the respect of all who had dealings with him, it was because of those qualities which he possessed in a high degree. I caan imagine how he would laugh at the suggestion that in any way he had a positive influence for good in the community. He would say that he kept to himself, that he could never feel at home in a club or in a public gathering, and yet, unless I am greatly mistaken, his influence was far greater than he knew. I remember men- tioning his name once to an acquaintance and he said, The whitest man I know, and after all, what better thing can be done for a community than to set in its midst a man who without any blare of trumpet or any show, quietly holds before his fellows without being conscious of it, the ideal of honor and integrity. I sincerely believe he has made that contribution. He had other qualities as generousity and unselfishness but of these I have no time to speak. I mention what I believe was his great contribution. I am glad I knew him, he would of course repudiate any suggestion that he had been an ideal for anybody, but there is no one I know who condemned more sincerely any tendency to conceit in my own life and that not because of anything he said but of what he was. I believe it can be said of him as it was said of an Old Testament character. He wish not that his face stand. Sydney Post 1931


MacDonald Duncan MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 4/7/1932 R. Fraser At his home in Cape North, Cape Breton on April 7th, 1932, Duncan MacDonald passed away very suddenly in his 78th year. He had not been feeling very well through the winter months but with the coming of spring he was much improved and had begun to resume his active duties. The Sunday previous he had conducted the service in the Cape North church and had taken an active part in the Sunday School. But on Thursday morning he arose to kindle the fire and was found by his wife a few minutes later sitting in a chair with life extinct. In his passing the whole community has suffered an irreparable loss. He will be greatly missed from his home where he and his wife abounded in the hospitality to all. He will be missed from his workshop where he was a skilled worker along many lines. Many a good work and needy cause will miss his ready interest and generous hand. But it is, perhaps, in the church that he will be missed most of all. As a young man he had dedicated his life to the church´s hand in the former Methodist church at Aspy Bay and throughout his life he had been a tower of strength in that church, serving not only on its boards, but also filling acceptably and faithfully the duties of a lay preacher and Sunday School worker. Since union he had been ordained an elder and had taken the services in the Cape North former Presbyterian church once a month. He was as well the Superintendent of the Sunday School in the Cape North church and taught a class of older boys. Mr MacDonald´s personality radiated good cheer and friendliness. His whole manner of life bore eloquent testimony to the Saviour he loved and sought to serve and strongly did it commend the Gospel to all. The church at Aspy Bay, though the roads were unsuitable for either sleighs or carriages, was crowded on the occasion of his funeral service. It was conducted by his pastor, Rev D S MacLeod, B.D., who chose for his text - Truly a prince and a great man hath fallen in Israel this day. He is survived by a sorrowing widow [cut off] [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932]


MacDonald Mrs. Neil L. MacDonald
12/31/1932 R. Fraser MRS NEIL L MACDONALD The death occurred in her home at Glentosh, St Ann´s, on Sunday of Mrs. Neil L. MacDonald in her [?]8th year. The deceased was a devout Christian and beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs MacEachern, of Glace Bay. Funeral service was conducted in the home on Tuesday morning by Rev James Fraser assisted by Mr Campbell, Presbyterian student. Interment was made in Big Hill cemetery. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932] [Editor's comment:  December 31 entered for indexing]


MacDonnell Euphemia Ann MacDonnell The Casket 2/14/1914 Maureen McNeil - Died at SW Margaree, Euphemia Ann MacDonnell, daughter of Dougald MacDonnell age 15 years.


MacDougald Donald MacDougald The Casket 11/16/1905 Margaret Karrer At Big Pond on Oct.31st after a protracted illness which he bore with Christian resignation to the Divine Will, Donald MacDougald in the 70th year of his age. The deceased was well known and highly respected and lead a good Christian life. Always of a kind and generous disposition, he will be greatly missed. Fortified by the last rites of the Church, he passed peacefully away in the full hope of a glorious immortality. His remains were interred in Big Pond Cemetery on Nov.2nd after a Requiem High Mass. He leaves two brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. R.I.P.


MacDougall John MacDougall The Casket 3/8/1906 Maureen McNeil On Wednesday the 28th day of February there passed away at Christmas Island on of the landmarks of that district when John MacDougall (Iain Eachein Rhualdh) died at the advanced age of 90 years. The deceased was a typically specimen of the old stock, the sons of the stalwart Highlanders, who first settled all the shores of the Bras d’or Lakes. He was hale and hearty until within a few weeks of his death. After a pious reception of the last rites of the Church he peacefully passed away leaving three sons and one daughter to mourn the loss of their good father.


MacGregor Dr. Murdoch MacGregor Bridgewater Bulletin 3/13/1906 R. Fraser Dr. MacGregor Dead__ The death of Dr. Murdoch MacGregor took place at Riverport on March 6th. He was born 77 years ago in Ross_Shire, Scotland. He came to Nova Scotia when 13 years of age with his father, settling in Cape Breton. He was a teacher for a number of years but later went to Harvard University where he entered the medical class, graduating in 1863. He was appointed surgeon in the Union army, and saw considerable active service, being with his corps at the battle of Gettysburg. After the war Dr. MacGregor came back to Nova Scotia and located at Lower LaHave and had resided there until his death, a period of 41 years. He was a particular aggressive church worker and was superintendent of the Sunday school at LaHave for the last 40 years. He was noted for his generosity and gave largely to church and charitable work. Dr. MacGregor was very successful in every way and at his death large shipping and business interests. He was highly esteemed and respected and his death will be learned with great regret. He leaves a widow, who was a Miss Seaboyer, and three children: Isabel; Bessie and Hector.


MacGregor Adelaide Louise MacGregor Bridgewater Bulletin 11/10/1925 R. Fraser The death of Adelaide Louise, wife of the late Dr. Murdock MacGregor, Riverport, took place on Thursday morning November 5th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Fleming, Bridgewater. She was sitting quietly in her chair when death claimed her. The funeral service which was held on Saturday afternoon was conducted by Rev. J. MacDonald of St. John's United Church. She was laid to rest in Brookside Cemetery, beneath a mound of flowers. The pall bearers were: A.C.Barnaby, J.T.Powers, W.C.Hunter, W.A.Gow, H.Manning, W.B.Freeman. There are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother, two daughters: Mrs. Robert Fleming, Miss Bessie MacGregor and one son, H.W. MacGregor, Halifax, N.S. 11/5/1925

MacInnis Malcolm MacInnis Sydney Post, 12/6/1921 R. Fraser November 30, Baddeck...Malcolm MacInnis, Big Glen, Baddeck, died in Calgary, Alberta. He was buried at [Baddeck] Forks cemetery. He leaves two brothers and one sister.


MacIver Murdock MacIver Sydney Record p 9 6/8/1922 R. Fraser The death occurred at the home of her son, Murdock MacIver, at South Side Boularderie, recently, of Mr.[sic] Katherine MacIver, widow of the late Donald MacIver, of Baddeck, aged 85, following an illness of several months. The deceased was universally liked and respected both for her happy disposition and the exemplary character of her life. She is survived by one son, Murdock McIver, with whom she resided for some years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Fraser, and interment was made in the Big Hill Cemetery.


MacKay Mrs. Donald MacKay DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 8/1/1903 Juanita MacDonald MRS. DONALD MACKAY, d. New Canada


MacKay Dr. M. E. MacKay
1/25/1927 R. Fraser CAPE BRETON SURGEON DIES AT EDMONTON Dr. M. E. MacKay, Whycocomagh, Passes in Hospital from Septic Poisoning McGill Graduate, He Was Fifty Years Old Members of the Academy of Medicine Regret Death of Co- Worker A member of the Post staff is in receipt of a letter from Edmonton, Alberta, which bears information that Dr. M. E. MacKay, native of Whycocomagh died in that city, Wednesday January 25. He was graduated in Arts and Medicine from McGill, and immediately after leaving university commenced practice in the prairie city. He was Edmonton’s leading surgeon and physician, and his sudden and early passing created a profound impression amongst his host of friends. The Edmonton Journal says: The many friends of Dr. Malcolm E. MacKay, prominent Edmonton surgeon were shocked to learn of his death at the Royal Alexandr hospital at 7:45 Wednesday morning, following a brief illness from septic poisoning. He was in his 50th year. Dr. MacKay was born in Nova Scotia, but later moved with his parents to Paynton, Sask., where his father and mother still live. He graduated from McGill University and followed this with post graduate work in surgery at Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1911, where he rapidly rose to leadership in his chosen profession. Popular Physician-- The late Dr. MacKay was popular with all classes, while his never failing confidence and optimism did much to help many sufferers in their time of need. He took an active interest in many matters of the city and was a member of the Kiwanis club, and the St. Andrew’s Society, as well as being a prominent Mason. He was also an Elder of First Presbyterian church. As past president of the Edmonton Burns Club, with which he was identified for some six or seven years, Dr. MacKay did much toward the upbuilding of this institution, and only a week ago was at the first meeting preparatory to the annual Burns’ banquet, taking part in the discussions and listening to the rehearsals of the various artists, with keen delight. Surviving Relatives-- The late Dr. Malcolm E. MacKay was the son of Mr. and William MacKay, of Paynton, Sask., both of whom are still living. He is survived by his widow and son, Gordon, a medical student at University of Alberta; two brothers, Dr. W. A. MacKay, of Edmonton, and John MacKay of Detroit, Michigan, while a third brother, Alex. was killed in the war. His sisters are Mrs. MacKinnon and Miss Kate MacKay of Paynton, Sask.; Mrs. Little of New Brunswick; Mrs. Wills, Wilkie, Sask.; Mrs. MacKinnon, Butte, Montana; and Mrs. MacLeod, of Groves Point Boularderie. The sudden death of dr. M. E. MacKay was deeply deplored in Edmonton medical circles on Wednesday morning. There were general expressions of regret at the passing of one who was an outstanding member of the profession, while it was felt that this city, and residents of [ piece missing] of friends who held him in high admiration while he was recognized as a surgeon of outstanding ability. The report of his death had come as a shock to all in the city, where he had long been one of the most popular of the residents. Was Great Favorite-- Dr. B. R. Mooney, secretary of the Academy of Medicine, said that the death of Dr. MacKay had been a profound shock for, while it was known that he was seriously ill, there was every reason to believe that he would recover. Dr. MacKay was a favorite among the medical men of this city, for he was always affable and cheerful, creating a good feeling wherever he went, said Dr. Mooney. He was one of our leading surgeons and with the definite purpose of keeping right up to date and giving work of the highest order he spent most of last summer at Vienna. He was the type of man who makes his patients his friends and was naturally held in very high regard by all. [no date] [Year of death computed from father's obituary]


MacKay Malcolm MacKay Sydney Post Record p 3 12/12/1928 R. Fraser Whycocomagh, Dec 12 - Malcolm MacKay, ex-M.P.P. for Inverness County, passed suddenly away at his home, North Side, Whycocomagh, at seven thirty last night. Deceased was employed all day at Little Narrows superintending the loading of a schooner with lumber. Finishing his supper at seven o´clock he laid down to rest, and a few minutes later was found dead. Mr MacKay was a Conservative and was elected to the Legislature of Nova Scotia in the elections of 1925 but was defeated in the election of October 1, last. He was sixty years of age and is survived by two brothers. Mr MacKay was a native of Inverness County and spent his life time in the county, where for more than a quarter of a century he was engaged in the lumbering industry. He always took considerable interest in public affairs and was a member of the Inverness County Municipal Council for several terms before becoming one of the Conservative candidates for the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1925. The funeral will be held at 2 o´clock Friday afternoon from his late residence. The Masonic Lodge of which deceased was a member will be in charge. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1928] MALC. MCKAY, FORMER M.P.P. FOR INVERNESS DIES IN WHYCOCOMAGH (By the Post´s Leased Wire) Inverness, N.S., Dec. 11 - Malcolm MacKay, ex-M.P.P., for this county, died tonight at his home in North Side Whycocomagh. He was sixty years of age and is survived by two brothers. Mr MacKay was elected to the Legislature in 1925 as a Conservative, suffering defeat at the election of October 1 this year. [Courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1928]


MacKay William MacKay
9/7/1931 R. Fraser Paynton, Sask. - William MacKay a resident of Paynton for the past 20 years, died at his residence on Monday evening, September 7th. Mr. MacKay was born at Whycocomagh Cape Breton, in 1845 and so had reached the ripe old age of 86 years on the day he died. In 1870 he was married at Baddeck, C.B. to Hannah MacKay and the union was blessed by eleven children, one of which died in infancy, two sons predeceased their father, Alex, who was killed in the Great War, and Dr. Malcolm MacKay, a very noted surgeon, who died at Edmonton, four years ago. Mr. MacKay leaves to mourn his loss Mrs. MacKay, who is now 82, also six daughters, Miss Katie MacKay, R. N. who resides at home, Mrs. N. McKinnon, Paynton; Mrs. W. C. Wells, Wilkie, Mrs. T. McKinnon, Butte, Montana; Mrs. James McLeod, Cape Breton; and Mrs. Little, Colebranch, N.B. There are two sons living, Mr William A. MacKay, Edmonton, and John of Detroit. Mr. MacKay will be greatly missed in the community, being a man of sterling Christian character and a man whose love of justice endeared him to all. The late Mr. MacKay was buried in Paynton Cemetery September 11th. It was one of the largest attended funerals of the district. The service, conducted by the Rev. D. Munroe, of North Battleford, with the Rev. W. H. English reading the scripture, was held at the house. Capt. A. M. Black presided at the organ and rendered suitable music. Psalms 17 and 74 and hymn 417 taken from the Presbyterian Book of Praise, were sung. The pall bearers were chosen from the intimate friends of the deceased and included Peter Paynter, George Wyatt, George Harris, O. Stone, James Phillips and Alex Johnson. The floral tributes numbering over thirty, included a mat of lilies and roses from the family. [no date] [Date computed from text of obituary]


MacKenzie Rev. Kenneth MacKenzie Sydney Record p3 3/15/1904 R. Fraser The Rev. Kenneth MacKenzie, one of the oldest Presbyterian ministers in Canada who died last Friday at Halifax, was a native of Caribou, Pictou County, where he was born 78 years ago. Rev. Mr. MacKenzie had the unique distinction of holding but one pastorate during nearly half a century’s service in the ministry. He was settled at Baddeck, C. B. in 1857 and continued to minister to the Presbyterian congregation there up to ten years ago, when after thirty seven years service, he retired from the active duties of the Ministry. The deceased was equally fluent as a preacher in Gaelic and English. He was for a number of years Clerk of Presbytery and Inspector of School for Victoria County. Since his retirement he has resided in Halifax, but continued to preach in various parts of the Province until last summer when his strength began to fail. Rev. Mr. MacKenzie was particularly attached to the Gaelic speaking people and delighted to speak to them. He scored very high in the esteem and confidence of his brother ministers and he enjoyed the respect of all who had the privilege of his acquaintance. In Victoria County, in particular, where his name was a household word, the announcement of his death will cause universal regret.


MacKenzie Donald H. MacKenzie The Sydney Record 3/23/1914 Maureen McNeil – The funeral of late Donald H. MacKenzie took place of residence yesterday and was largely attended. Members of the Masonic order of which the deceased was a valued and prominent member attended in a body.


MacKenzie Ann MacKenzie Sydney Post 1/3/1929 R. Fraser Dies at her home Mrs Ann MacKenzie, 93, of Alexandra St., this city, an aunt of many prominent Sydney citizens, died at her home shortly after 11 o’clock yesterday, following a lengthy illness. She is survived by the following nephews - Dr. E. M. McDonald, Wm. McDonald of McDonald wholesale grocery firm, Edward McPherson of the Customs staff, John and William McPherson, also of this city and Dan J McPherson of Orange Dale. Mrs. Wallace Richardson is a niece. Deceased was well known in Sydney, where she resided the major portion of her life and leaves a wide circle of friends, relatives and associates, all of whom deeply regret her death.


MacKinnon Mrs. Donald MacKinnon DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 1/31/1900 Juanita MacDonald January , 1900: MRS. DONALD MACKINNON d. Roseburn (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.) 1/31/1900

MacKinnon Hugh MacKinnon DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 10/22/1903 Juanita MacDonald HUGH MACKINNON, d. Roseburn


MacKinnon Catherine MacKinnon Sydney Record p 1 6/22/1922 R. Fraser MOTHER OF 5 MINISTERS AND 2 DOCTORS DIES AT LAKE AINSLIE Special to the Sydney Record East Lake Ainslie - The death of Mrs. Catherine MacKinnon, widow of John MacKinnon, occurred at her home her, early Friday morning at the advanced age of 79 years. Although not enjoying good health for the past several months, Mrs. MacKinnon’s death was nevertheless unexpected, as she was in her usual health up to within a few hours of her death. She was a member of the East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian church, from which she will be greatly missed. She leaves to mourn their loss eight sons and one sister. She had the unique distinction of having five of her sons ministers of the Gospel. They are Rev. Murdock, of Regina; Rev. A. D., of Victoria, B.C.; Rev. Hector, of Fort William, Ont.; Rev. Archibald, of Lunenburg; and Rev. John Y., of Halifax. Two other sons, Dan and Hugh, are engaged in the medical profession at Truro and Halifax, respectively. Another son, Malcolm, is on the old homestead. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the bereaved family who may rest assured that their loss is the gain of that Great Home above. The funeral services at the house and grave were conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. D. MacKillop, assisted by Rev. E. H. Eisner, of Mabou, and Rev. d. J. Morrison, of Strathlorne. The large number of people who presented themselves to pay their last respects to the memory of the deceased testified to the esteem in which she was held.


MacLean Isabella MacLean DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 10/31/1904 Juanita MacDonald October, 1904:MRS. ISABELLA MACLEAN, d. New Canada (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.)


MacLean Neil MacLean The Sydney Post 11/15/1920 Anita McCabe Obit: Brother and Sister Die The death took place this week of Neil MacLean of Lorway Mines in his 78th year and after an illness of short duration. He is survived by two sons, Laughlin - superintendent of the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway and James - a conductor on the same line, also by one daughter, Mrs Munroe. A sister of the deceased, Mrs Archie MacLean, died yesterday at her home in Marion Bridge in her 60th year. The two deceased were an Uncle and Aunt of Mrs. JC Townsend of this city.


MacLellan John A. MacLellan DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 1/1/1902 Juanita MacDonald JOHN A. MACLELLAN, d. New Canada


MacLellan Ranold MacLellan The Casket 2/26/1914 Maureen McNeil - Death at SW Margaree on Feb.16,1914 of Ranold MacLellan (Rory's son) in his 7? th year, known as Ranald the Blacksmith. His wife and children predeceased him, but three sons and four daughter survive.


MacLellan Mrs. John MacLellan Halifax Herald 9/11/1930 Paul Harmon New Waterford, Sept. 9 - The death occurred here yesterday at her home at New Victoria of Mrs. John MacLellan after a brief illness. Mrs. MacLellan was born in French Vale, 66 years ago, and resided there until her marriage, when she removed to Springhill, and later resided for some years at New Waterford, and later at Ingonish, coming to New Victoria, two years ago. She is survived by her husband, four daughters and three sons, Mrs. John T. Byrne, Mrs. David Rose, and Mrs. Paul Varacalli, of New Waterford; and Mrs. Duncan Williams, of Ingonish; John, James, Robert, and Charles, all in this town. One brother Eugene Guthro also resides here. The funeral will be held here to St. Agnes Church on Wednesday.


MacLeod Mrs. Donald MacLeod DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 10/29/1902 Juanita MacDonald MRS. DONALD MACLEOD Big d. Roseburn


MacLeod Mrs. Neil A. MacLeod Sydney Record p10 7/25/1922 R. Fraser The funeral of Mrs. Neil A. MacLeod, who passed away at the Salvation Army Maternity Hospital, on Saturday afternoon, was held on Monday afternoon from the family residence on Park street to Hardwood Hill cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. John Pringle, who was assisted by Rev. Dr. MacIntosh, and St. Andrew’s church choir. The pall bearers were W. H. Richards, William Moore, James Sharpe, James MacLeod, Hector MacDonald and W. a. MacDonald. Floral offerings included the following: Mr. McLeod, a broken circle; mother and family, wreath; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Richards, broken circle; St. Andrew’s Ladies’ Guild, pillow; Dr. and Mrs. John MacDonald, wreath; Mr and Mrs P. McKeigan, spray; Mr and Mrs Alex McGibbon, cross; Mr and Mrs M McLean, spray; Mr and Mrs D L McKinnon, pillow; Mr and Mrs C McLeod, cut flowers; Mr and Mrs Tutty, spray; fellow employees of Mr McLeod in the boiler ship and mechanical department of Dominion Iron and Steel Company, a wreath. The late Mrs MacLeod, formerly Miss Annie C. MacDonald, was 37 years of age, and besides her husband she is survived by her mother, one sister, Sadie, at home, and eight brothers, Phillip, of New Aberdeen, Malcolm, of Glace Bay; Archie, of Port Morien; and William, Daniel, Rod, John and Hugh, at home.


MacLeod John MacLeod
12/31/1924 R. Fraser JOHN MACLEOD, WELL KNOWN NORTH SYDNEY MAN, DIES SUDDENLY John MacLeod, one of the best known merchants of North Sydney, died at 4 o’clock Thursday morning. He was apparently in the best of health up to 10 o’clock last night, when he was suddenly taken ill. He was born at Boularderie Centre, 68 years ago, and was the son of the late Captain Angus MacLeod... He is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage Miss Isabel MacKenzie, daughter of the late John MacKenzie and Mrs. MacKenzie, of South Side Boularderie. There are also two sons, Kenneth and John Angus, both in the States. The late Mr. MacLeod was for eight years light keeper at St. Paul’s Island, but returned a few years ago to North Sydney where he resumed business. He was municipal councillor for South Side Boularderie for two years. (About 1888-89). The funeral arrangements will be announced later. [handwritten 16th and 1924 and Cricket. Clipping photocopy from Jean Buck][DATE edited--Dec. 31 inserted for indexing]


MacLeod Hector MacLeod The Cape Breton Post 7/31/1925 Maureen McNeil Hector MacLeod, New Waterford, July 31, 1925 - The death of little six year old, Hector McLeod occurred yesterday. Hector came here with his parents from Montreal on a visit to the grandparents and before the time of returning to Montreal took ill. He was kept here and unfortunately developed meninghitis from which he never recovered. His father and mother came from Montreal and were with him at the last. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. Hector was a bright and lovable little boy. His interment will take place on Saturday. 7/29/1925

MacLeod Mrs. Donald MacLeod DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 5/16/1932 R. Fraser Baddeck, May 16 - There passed away in her home at Port Bevis on Friday morning May thirteenth, Mrs. Donald MacLeod at the age of seventy four years. The deceased was a woman of fine christian character and dearly beloved by all who knew her. Her home was noted for its hospitality and was a social center in the community. For the past forty eight years the Port Bevis post office has been in the home. The appointment was given to her husband in 1884 and after his death was given to Mrs MacLeod. She was a faithful member of Glenvalley United church at South Gut. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Angus J Smith, Glace Bay; two sons, John MacLeod on the old homestead at Port Bevis; Daniel engineer at Ross Ferry; one sister Miss Christy MacLeod, River Bennett; two brothers, D Y MacLeod, North Sydney and William MacLeod, River Bennett. The funeral service was conducted in the home by Rev James Fraser on Friday afternoon. He paid a very high tribute to the memory of Mrs MacLeod. He was assisted by Mr Campbell, Presbyterian student. Interment was made in the family lot in the old cemetery at Big [faded out] [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1932]


MacNeil Roderick H. MacNeil The Casket 2/26/1914 Maureen McNeil - Roderick H. MacNeil, 83, of Gillis Pt., East Victoria County, C.B. died on Feb.19. He is survived by his widow, two sons and four daughters.


MacNeil John W. MacNeil The Sydney Record 3/16/1914 Maureen McNeil – MINER KILLED AT NUMBER 2 - John W. MacNeil a miner working at Dominion No.2 was killed at about 11 o’clock this morning by a fall of coal. The victim of the accident was badly crushed and death was instaneous. MacNeil who was unmarried was aged about 28 and came from the rear of Christmas Island. His brother who was working near him at the time escaped uninjured. Allan McNeil, a miner working at Caledonia was injured this morning by a fall of coal, but not seriously. The Sydney Record -March 17, 1914 – Condition of Allan MacNeil of Caledonia who was injured in that mine accident yesterday by a fall of coal is more seriously injured than first thought and his chances of recovery are very grave. Several of his ribs are broken and his sholder blade and base of his skull fractured.


MacNeil Stephen MacNeil The Sydney Post-Record 4/14/1921 Maureen McNeil - Stephen MacNeil Esq. Died at his daughter’s Mrs. John R. McIsaac, Sydney on Easter Monday. He was born in June 1825 and so very nearly spanned the century. His father came from Glasgow, Scotland in 1802 and taking up land six miles of where the Boisdale church now stands, he called his home after the place of his birth, St. Mungo’s Englais Chu. (Beloved church). In those days there was a log school house at Boisdale. The teacher was Dougald Smith who later moved to Glendale, Iinverness, where he died. In summer, Stephen MacNeil and a companion did the six miles on foot and he used to tell of how they ran by where he later spent fifty seven years of his life. As Beaver Cove was then coille fruamach, forest primeval, the lads were afraid of the bears. In the winter when the weather was so servere, the boys lived in a camp they had built for themselves near the school-house. The writer asked the subject of this notice what branches were taught at this school and the reply was the three R’s. Of course with reading (from the bible), riting and rithmetic, there would be Christian doctrine. Stephen MacNeil later got to Sydney to attend school after which he taught at Long Island. Shenacadie and Christmas Island. During his youth he walked regularly from home to Christmas Islalnd, a distance of nine miles to hear and serve at mass on Sundays and holydays. In 1860, he began business as a general merchant at Beaver Cove. He married in 1862 and his wife died in 1868. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1864 and registrar of births and deaths in 1867. He was a Captain in the Militia and was called out in the Fenian Raid scare. He became post master in 1869 and resigned in 1901. He was a member of the first council of Cape Breton county and was elected for four consecutive terms. While very well read in several matters, his forte was genealogy and kindred subjects. His maternal uncle, John McSween, Iaim MacEobhainn ic Domhnull ic Thorluich Mhoir, gave him a good start on Scottish lore, and he never lost a chance to improve thereon. He enjoyed two things, as long as later generations can remember, praying and talking of Scotland and Scottish matters. He was real proud of his descent from the MacNeil. He was Stephen, son of James, son of Hector, of James, of Alexander, so of the Laird of Barra, Chief of the Clan MacNeil, Roderick IV of that ? ilk. When Father Campbell was giving his memorial series of Gaelic missions fourteen years ago, the aged Barraman surprised him in the extent and context of his knowledge of the things of over there and he kept exclaiming, nach cluinn sibh an duine, as the talk went on. When the writer was leaving for Laval, he was given the commission to inquire about the burial place of Roderick the Turbulent, the 5th. Roderick, Chief of the MacNeil, who was killed at the taking of Quebec. I saw Mgr. Laflamme about it and he sent me to Dr. Doughty, then at the provincial treasury, later chief archivist at Ottawa. Mr. Laflamme said that Mr. Doughty was at the time writing le dernier mot sur le prise de Quebec. Doctor Doughty looked up copies of war office documents and sure enough there was record of Roderick’s death September 15th, 1759, but finding the resting place Less easy task it were to show, Lord Marmion’s nameless grave and low. On the MacNeil, Stephen MacNeil was a living encyclopedia. It was due to him that the present priest at St. Margaret’s, PEI and myself were able to work out that we were 7th cousins in the MacNeil strain. I have a note written by him concering a little unpleasantness between the MacNeil and Clan Ronald in 1743. The Red Book of Clan Ronald hath it thus, the brave venomous MacNeil and the MacNeil retorts the invincible magnanimous MacNeil. The Highlander just gone home quotes, from Flora McIvor’s song: MacNeil of the Islands and May of the Lake, For hornor, for freedon for vengence and awake Revenge cover a multitude of sins, aig an um ud. In another, I am informed that Neil MacEachern, was my great granduncle and that Neil was Flora MacDonald’s boatman from Uist to Skye; and that Neil was the father of Stephen, James, Joseph MacDonald, Marshall of France and Duke of Tarentum. The man’s time was not all taken up with such airy stuff for he could write to his nephew preparing for the priesthood, Pray incessantly that God in his grace and wisdom may bestow on you the blessings requisite for bearing the cross of Christ in so subline and undertaking. He could pray for any length of time and enjoy it. No matter how late into the night the causerie continued, all all had to finish with the rosary, and litanies fivers; in the good old mother tongue. He never got reconciled to the new order of things brought about by the railway passing his door. It took everybody by, where as in other days, nearly every wayfarer dropped in and was refreshed. Three daughters survive their father, Reverend Sister Mary Stephen has been teaching thirty-nine years without a break in the public schools; Bessie was mentioned at the beginning of the note and Christy, Mrs. Ronald Nicholson, Boisdale Barrachois. After mass at St. Barra’s, Christmas Island, his remains were laid to rest beside the dust of his wife. His nephew Rev. Donald MacPherson said the mass and the prayers at the grave. Besides the pastor, Rev. A.R.MacDonald, Father Rod MacKenzie of Iona, and Father Ronald MacLean of New Aberdeen were present. O Dhia, a Chruthadair, agus a Shlanair nan creideach gu leir, thoir do dh’anam do sheirbhiseach lanmhathanas na pheacannon, ‘s biodh e a shaoradh bhuapa mar is deonach leis, tromh thoradh d’achanaiche diadhaidh-sa, a tha beo s’ a’ raighladh fad shaoghal nan saoghal. Amen.


MacPherson Mary MacPherson DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 7/31/1901 Juanita MacDonald July 1901:MRS. MARY MACPHERSON, d. Roseburn (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.)


MacPherson Archie MacPherson DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 1/31/1904 Juanita MacDonald January 1904:ARCHIE MACPHERSON, d. Roseburn (Editor's note--no day available; 31 entered for proper indexing.)


MacRitchie Angus MacRitchie
2/10/1932 R. Fraser HAS PASSED AWAY ONE OF OLDEST RESIDENTS OF NOVA SCOTIA One of the oldest residents of Nova Scotia died yesterday in the person of Angus MacRitchie of Englishtown, Victoria County. He was ninety nine years of age, and lacked two months of reaching the century mark. Dr. J J MacRitchie, Cedar Street, official of the department of Health, is a son. Mr MacRitchie was born in North River, Victoria County, of a family noted for its longevity. His two brothers, Donald and Malcolm, both living in North River, are well over eighty. Mr MacRitchie moved to Englishtown where he started a general store which he operated for years. He was active in the Presbyterian Church there, and although he was keenly interested in the affairs of his country, he never sought public office. He was a charter member of St Mark´s Lodge, Baddeck, which he joined 62 years ago, and was one of the oldest Masons in the Province. His first wife died in 1903, and his second wife survives him. Besides the two brothers, and Dr MacRitchie, he leaves two other sons, W J MacRitchie, Baddeck, and F H MacRitchie, Englishtown, and two daughters, Mrs John MacCharles, Ottawa, and Mrs Harry Sellon, Englishtown. Dan MacRitchie, Halifax, is a cousin. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 10 Feb 1932]


MacEachern Michael MacEachern Sydney Post Record p 2 9/22/1938 R. Fraser Glace Bay, Sept 22 - Death this morning claimed the life of Michael MacEachern, widely known Glace Bay resident. A native of Port Morien, Mr MacEachern had lived at 20 Mechanic street for some years. Death followed a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife and several children. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacKay Alex MacKay Sydney Post Record p 8 9/23/1938 R. Fraser Bras d’Or, Sept 23 - One of the best known and most popular young men of this community, Alex MacKay, 32, passed away at the home of his mother Thursday evening following an illness of two weeks. The late Mr MacKay, a son of Mrs Adeline MacKay and the late Rod MacKay was born in Sydney Mines but had resided here for a considerable number of years. He made countless friends throughout Cape Breton who were shocked when news of his passing at such an early age became known. Deceased had been in failing health for several months and two weeks ago was forced to relinquish his duties and remain in his room. His death was attributed to rheumatic fever. Of a kind and considerate disposition his passing is regretted, not only by his immediate family, but by associates and friends. His mother, three sisters, May, Mrs J D MacKay of Detroit, Ethel, Mrs Alex MacLeod, North Sydney; and Marjorie, Mrs Ernest Clifford, residing here, are left to mourn the loss of a kind loving son and brother. The members of the family and other relatives have the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.


MacKay Hector G MacKay Sydney Post Record p 8 10/13/1938 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Oct 12 - The death occurred at Hamilton Hospital, North Sydney, at noon today, of Hector G MacKay, well known and highly respected resident of Big Bras d’Or, Boularderie, after an illness of only ten days. He was a patient in the hospital for only one week. The deceased was born in Pictou county 84 years ago. As a young man, he spent several years in the United States, coming to Big Bras d’Or 53 years ago., where he purchased one of the finest farms on the Island and made quite a success farming. For twelve years he was lighthouse keeper at Bird Island. In religion the late Mr MacKay was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and in his former years, an active worker. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs J F MacKay, of North Sydney; Mrs T T Stephenson, Lighthouse, St Peter’s Island; three grandsons, Hector MacKay, North Sydney; William and Hector Stephenson, St Paul’s Island; one sister, Mrs Martin MacDonald, of Pictou, N.S., two brothers, Thomas MacKay, Earltown, N.S. and John A MacKay, Youngstown, Ohio. D A MacKay of Florence is a nephew. The funeral will be held at Big Bras d’Or Friday afternoon.


MacRae Thomas MacRae Sydney Post Record p 10 10/14/1938 R. Fraser C.B. FARMER TRAMPLED TO DEATH Victoria Farmer Is Trampled To Death Thomas MacRae, 60, West Middle River, Fatally Injured When Attacked By Crazed Bull Baddeck, Oct 13 - Injuries received today when viciously attacked by a bull, Thomas MacRae, 60, well known farmer of West Middle River, died several hours afterwards. Attacked. MacRae was leading the animal to the watering hole, when it suddenly became crazed, knocked him to the ground, and trampled him. Rescue. His cries brought immediate aid from the farmhouse, and he was rescued after farm hands put the bull to rout. Medical aid was summoned, but MacMillan[sic] succumbed within several hours. Widely Known. He is survived by three sons, Douglas, and Alexander, at home; Donald in Nyanza; also three daughters, Mrs MacLean in New York, Mary in Boston and Freda teaching at Bucklaw. One sister, Mrs Mary MacLeod resides at Middle River. Passing Regretted. Living in this county all his life, and active in farming affairs, Mr MacRae was widely known and highly esteemed. His tragic passing came a great shock and is deeply mourned.


MacDonald Neil MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 1/7/1939 R. Fraser Mrs D W MacDonald, Payne street, received the sad news of the death of her nephew, Neil MacDonald, who passed away in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on December 30th. The late Mr MacDonald was in his 38th year, and was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Murdoch D MacDonald, and was formerly of St Ann’s, Cape Breton, where he was highly esteemed by a host of friends and acquaintances, as well as many relatives. News of his passing will be received with deep regret by Sydney and Cape Breton friends, as last August the deceased young man motored from Michigan and spent a pleasant visit with his friends, renewing their acquaintance. The late Mr MacLeod[sic] was a native of South Gut, St Ann’s and is survived by one sister, Mrs A J MacLeod, West Tarbot, Victoria Co. and one brother, Dan J MacDonald, residing in Port Francis, Ontario. His parents predeceased him several years ago. His remains are arriving at St Ann’s this week where interment will take place.


MacPhee Margaret MacPhee Sydney Post Record p 2 1/13/1939 R. Fraser Death in Somerville, Mass., yesterday of Mrs Margaret MacPhee, 70, removed a former well known resident of Sydney. She left her 20 years ago and had lived in Massachusetts ever since. Held in the highest esteem by all who knew her, her passing will be learned with deep regret. Surviving are four children, Hugh, Mary, Flora and Catherine, all married and living in the U.S.A. Also two brothers, Michael MacLean, Beaver Cove, and Malcolm MacLean, Boisdale; and one sister, Mrs Anne MacCormack, Highland Hill, MacKinnon’s Harbor. The body will be brought to Boisdale for burial, and the funeral will be held on Sunday morning. Rev Fr Ronald MacLean, pastor of St Nicholas Italian parish, Whitney Pier, is a nephew of the deceased.


MacDonald Mrs. Duncan MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 2 1/13/1939 R. Fraser Alexander McKillop, Coxheath, received word of the death in San Francisco on Wednesday of his sister, Mrs Duncan MacDonald. Deceased was born in Victoria County 71 years ago and removed to the United States about 37 years ago. There are two brothers, Alex and Daniel MacKillop, both resident at Coxheath. Two daughters are in San Francisco. Her husband died about ten years ago.


MacNeil John N MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 8 8/29/1940 R. Fraser JOHN N MACLEOD[sic] Sydney Mines, Aug 28 - The death occurred at noon on Tuesday of John N MacNeil, well known and highly respected resident of this town, following only a few hours illness. The deceased was born at Boularderie 60 years ago, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Neil MacNeil. He has been employed as policeman at Florence collieries, with the N.S.S. & Co Ltd for a number of years, and before coming to Sydney Mines two years ago had resided at Florence. Tuesday morning he complained of feeling ill and a doctor was called in when he failed to respond to the first treatment for the heart attack which he had suffered. He was given the full rite of the Roman Catholic church, of which he was a faithful member. At noon he suffered a second attack, and almost immediately passed away. His wife has for the past few weeks been visiting at Sudbury, Ont., called there by the illness of her daughter, is expected home Friday, together with other members of the family. Surviving are his wife, fours sons, Neil, Florence, Michael, Daniel, Sudbury, Ont, and Hugh of Florence; five daughters, Mrs Don McKeigan (Laura), Mrs Jerry Griffith (Catherine), Sudbury, Ont., Mary, Marguerite and Bessie at home; two brothers Peter, Boularderie, and Daniel of Florence, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. The funeral service will be conducted at St Joseph’s Church, Little Bras d’Or, Saturday morning with interment at St Joseph’s cemetery.


MacKay Malcolm N MacKay Sydney Post Record p 3 5/25/1938 R. Fraser CITY TAX COLLECTOR SUCCUMBS TO SEIZURE Malcolm MacKay Passes In City Hospital At Early Noon Yesterday - Had Been Collector For Last 21 Years Flags on all civic buildings are flying at half mast today out of respect to the memory of City Tax Collector Malcolm N MacKay, 53, whose death occurred in the City Hospital early yesterday afternoon from the effects of a paralytic seizure suffered a few days ago. He was stricken ill suddenly last Friday evening in his office at city hall as he prepared to do some work, and on being rushed to the Hospital he was examined by Dr James Bruce whose diagnosis disclosed paralysis of the left side. Sinks Rapidly. Rallying slightly over the week-end, he slumped and began sinking rapidly late last night, the end coming at 12:20 yesterday. By his passing Sydney's civic government has lost a valuable and capable official who in civic and other circles today his death is being deeply mourned and regretted. Assigned to the position of City Tax Collector - the second most difficult and undelectable of civic jobs - 21 years ago, he proved to be the best collector the city has ever had and from the time he took over the duties up until his fatal illness a few days ago, hundreds of thousands of dollars found their way into the city coffers as a result of his efforts and direction. Kind, and courteous, he was willing to give and take, and only exercised firmness when he felt that imposition was being made and when the interests of the city were at stake. Always charitable and ever willing to extend aid to the needy, his philanthropies were many and quietly bestowed. Baddeck Native. Born at Baddeck, January 23, 1885, a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacKay, native of Northeast Margaree, C.B., he came to Sydney when he was 14 years old and early manhood found him working at Dominion No. One colliery forge when the late Norman MacKenzie was colliery manager, and later he was employed in this city with Lynch's Bakery, now Eastern Bakeries, Wood and MacConnell wholesale, and with Fulton's grocery store. About 1915, he joined the city police department and after a year on patrol work was transferred to the position of tax collecting constable, and the fine showing he made soon brought him recognition and the important post of tax collector in 1921, succeeding Charles MacKinnnon who had occupied the dual job of assessor and collector. Unmarried, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs J W Smith, of Detroit; Miss Sadie MacKay, R.N., supervisor of Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Mass., both of whom arrived here yesterday morning and were at his bedside when the end came; Mrs Jessie MacKay, and Mrs Norman MacAskill both living in Brookline, Mass., who will arrive here on Thursday morning; also one brother, Angus, in Texas, and a host of relatives in Victoria and Inverness counties. Another brother, Dr. M A MacKay, Saskatchewan, predeceased him a year or so ago, also his mother, five years ago, while the father died many years ago. He had no fraternal affiliation, having been with the I.O.O.F. many years ago, but relinquished his membership in later years. Civic Funeral. Arrangements for the funeral, which will be a civic one, have not been completed as yet, but it is understood it will be held from his late residence on Royal avenue on Friday afternoon.


Macintosh Harold Macintosh The Sydney Post-Record 6/1/1938 Jacqueline Bates ( dated Louisburg May 31, 1918 )[sic] : The death occurred at an early hour this morning of Harold Macintosh , 23, foster son of Mr. and Mrs. William Williams. Although he had been in ill-health for some time , death was unexpected and came as a shock to friends and family. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. John T. Macintosh of Caledonia and by twelve brothers and sisters: Thomas , Bernie , Clifford, Francis , Augustus , Terrence, Alexander , Aloysius , at Caledonia and William in the United States ; Elizabeth , Theresa and Marie ( Mrs. A. MacDonald ), all of Caledonia. Remains are being taken to Caledonia on Wednesday for burial which will be made Thursday at 7 o'clock. The sincere sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family.


MacLeod Catherine MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 8 6/2/1938 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, June 1 - The death occurred at an early hour this morning of Mrs Catherine MacLeod, a well known and highly respected resident of Millville, Boularderie, after one week's illness. The late Mrs MacLeod was born at Boularderie 72 years ago a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Angus Morrison. During her lifetime she was a staunch and faithful member of the Presbyterian church. Her husband, the late Roderick MacLeod, predeceased her twelve years ago. Surviving are one son, Norman, residing at Millville and three daughters, Lena, who resided with her, a daughter residing in Boston and one in Detroit. The funeral will be held Friday, interment at Black Rock, Boularderie.


MacAulay James MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 8 6/23/1938 R. Fraser ACCIDENT VICTIM IS LAID AT REST Sydney Mines, June 22 - The funeral of the late James MacAulay was held from his residence, Crescent Street, Tuesday afternoon and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev Q A MacDowell, pastor of St Andrew's Presbyterian church, who, during his address, offered works of comfort and consolation to the bereaved family. The hymns sung were "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Abide With Me." A duet "Does Jesus Care" was sweetly rendered by Mrs Alex Snow and Miss Nessie Dickson. The long cortege proceeded to Brookside cemetery where interment was made, Rev Mr MacDowell officiating at the graveside. The pall bearers were George Jackson, Levi Bonnar, Leslie Bonnar, James Bonnar, Joseph Prince and Daniel Bonner. Previous to the funeral service the members of Success Lodge, No 143 L.T.B.A. held their service which was conducted by W M Mrs Gordon Lyle, assisted by Mrs Rod Ferguson. The vocal solo "The Old Rugged Cross" was rendered by Mrs George Rogers and the hymns "The Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Blest Be The Tie That Binds." The many beautiful flowers and messages of sympathy received testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community.


MacLennan Margaret MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 8 6/29/1938 R. Fraser MISS MARGARET MACLELLAN [sic] - Baddeck, June 25 - There passed away in her home at Quarry, St Ann’s, on June 18th, Miss Margaret MacLennan in her seventeenth year. Her illness of about ten months was born with christian patience and resignation to the divine will. Margaret was highly esteemed by all who knew her because of her many fine traits of character. She will be greatly missed in the home and among her young associates. She is survived by her father, Murdock MacLennan and two sisters, Mrs Murdock MacEachern, of Sydney and Katherine at home. Impressive funeral service were conducted by her pastor, Rev A C Fraser. Her favorite hymns were sung by the choir. She was laid to rest in the family lot beside the remains of her mother, who passed away nine months ago.


MacKenzie Annie May MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 11/3/1941 R. Fraser The community of Boularderie was deeply shocked by the sudden passing on Sunday morning, Nov 2nd of an esteemed and highly respected citizen in the person of Mrs Annie May MacKenzie, wife of Dan M MacKenzie of Millville. The deceased was apparently in good health until Thursday when she contracted pneumonia and although everything humanly possible was done for her recovery, she failed to rally and passed away early Sunday morning. Of an untiring and gentle disposition, Mrs MacKenzie was active in the different organizations and for the welfare of the community from which she will be greatly missed. She was a valued member of the Presbyterian church, and was also connected with the Women's Missionary Society of that church. She was a member of the Banner Division of the Sons of Temperance, and of the Red Cross. She was 48 years of age and lived at Millville all her life. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, also two daughters, Mrs Roderick McKillop of Sydney and Mary at home; seven sons, Hector, residing in Florence, Murdock, Donald, Rae, Robert, Kenneth and Harold at home; also her mother, Mrs Annie McDermid of Millville, with whom she resides. The community joins in offering their sincere sympathy to the bereaved family in the loss of a loving wife and mother. The funeral will be held from the home of the deceased Tuesday afternoon, with services at the home at 2 pm. Interment at Black Rock cemetery. Sydney Mines, Nov 2 - Sydney Mines and surrounding districts were greatly shocked on Sunday afternoon to learn of the death of Mrs Daniel MacKenzie, which occurred at her home at Millville, earlier in the day following only three days illness. Born at Millville 48 years ago, a daughter of Mrs MacDermid and the late Murdock MacDermid, she was well known and very highly respected throughout the district and also in Sydney Mines. She was a faithful and active member of St James Presbyterian church, Boularderie, and her passing is deeply regretted. Surviving are her husband, two daughters (Agnes) Mrs Rod McKillop, Sydney, and Mary at home, seven sons, Hector, residing at Florence, Murdock, Donald, Ray, Robert, Harold, Kenneth, at home, also her mother, Mrs Murdock MacDermid, who resided with her. The funeral will be held from the home at Millville on Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm. Interment will be in the family lot at Black Rock cemetery. Sydney Mines, Nov 7 - The funeral of Mrs Dan M MacKenzie, nee Annie May McDermid was held from her late residence at Millville on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm and was one of the largest ever seen in this community, testifying to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Service was conducted by Rev A D MacDonald, of Florence, assisted by Rev John McLennan of Big Bras d'Or, who read the Scripture from Revelations, Chapter 21, also Rev Neil McLean, of United Baptist church, Sydney a relative of the deceased, and Capt Rev J B Messenger. During the service the hymn "The Lord Is My Shepherd" was sung, and previous to his address, Rev A D MacDonald rendered beautifully the solo "In The Sweet Bye and Bye" in Gaelic, a favorite of the deceased. He chose as his text "And there was no more sea." and spoke of the life and work of the deceased both in the home and the community. At the conclusion of the service the lengthy cortege proceeded to Black Rock cemetery where interment was made. At the graveside Capt. Rev Messener rendered very effectively the vocal solo "Where the Roses Never Fade," after which a short committal service was conducted by Rev A D MacDonald. The pall bearers were Norman MacKay, Michael Flemming, Jack MacIntosh, Dan Morrison, Dan J MacDonald and Bert D Fife. The community joins in extending its sympathy to the bereaved family.


MacKinnon Donald MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 3 11/10/1941 R. Fraser The death occurred at City hospital Annex, Sunday night of Donald MacKinnon, 15 year old son of Mr and Mrs Hector D MacKinnon, Framboise, C.B. He had been a patient in the annex for the past two years and three months, and his passing will be regretted by a large number of friends. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Rod and Angus, one sister, Sadie Margaret. Interment at Framboise.


MacDonald John H MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 2 3/1/1939 R. Fraser February 28, 1939 - Many friends in this city and in Glace Bay will learn with deep regret of the news of the death of John H MacDonald, well known citizen which occurred in the City hospital at 11 o’clock this morning. A native of Glace Bay, he is survived by his widow, two daughters Olga and Norma, and one son, Thurlow, at the family residence on Cottage Road. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 29[sic] [28] February 1939 p 2] PASSING OF CITY RESIDENT IS MOURNED John H MacDonald Succumbs In Hospital Following General Illness Ill for the past few months, John H MacDonald, 52, well known resident, died in the City Hospital yesterday morning and throughout Cape Breton County regret is general today over his passing. In Mining Circles Born at Catalone, C.B., but a resident of Glace Bay district for many years, he was actively connected with the mining industry over a long period, having been hoisting engineer at the old Hub colliery, and later became construction engineer at No. 2 (continued on page ten) mine and was in charge of the engine rake at that colliery up until 1925 when he moved to Detroit and resided in that city for 12 years. In 1937, he returned to Cape Breton, taking up residence in Sydney and was employed with the business department of the Post- Record. Highly Esteemed Quiet, unassuming, highly courteous, and endowed with many fine gentlemanly qualities he enjoyed the respect and high regard of everyone with whom he came in contact and his untimely passing has occasioned profound regret among a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Surviving Relatives His parents, Mr and Mrs Daniel C MacDonald, of Catalone, predeceased him some years ago, and surviving are his widow, who is well knwon in Sydney musical circles, two daughters, Norma, of McCurdy’s staff, Olga, with the Post-Record business office staff, and one son, Thurlow. Also one sister, Mrs John MacInnis, the former Marie MacDonald, living in Calgary; three brothers, Malcolm , in Glace Bay; James, in Boston; and Norman in Halifax. Funeral Thursday The funeral will take place from the family residence on Cottage Road, Thursday afternoon with service at the house at 2:30 o’clock and interment will be made on Catalone cemetery.


MacKeigan Donald A MacKeigan Sydney Post Record p 2 3/1/1939 R. Fraser Donald A MacKeigan, 80, one of the best known residents of the Mira district, died last night after a lengthy illness. A native of Mira, son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacKeigan, the deceased was a successful and highly respected farmer whose death will be widely mourned. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs D H McIntyre (Christine), Albert Bridge; a son John, Mira; a sister, Annie MacKeigan, Sydney; and one brother Christopher MacKeigan, Ottawa. An adherent of the United Church, Mr MacKeigan was always an active worker in the congregation. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock with interment at Oakfield cemetery.


MacNeil Roderick MacNeil
3/1/1939 R. Fraser WIDELY KNOWN FARMER PASSES An aged and esteemed resident of the Sydney Forks district, Roderick MacNeil, 82, died at his residence there early yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. He was stricken with influenza last Thursday and over the weekend his condition grew acute and ended in death about 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon. He had been enjoying his customary good health and despite his advanced years had been an active man and engaged daily in his duties on the farm at Sydney Forks. His passing will come as a distinct shock to a wide circle of relatives, neighbours, acquaintances and friends who will deeply regret and mourn his demise. Born at Sydney Forks, he lived there all his life and was one of the best known farmers in that district. Twice married, he is survived by his his second wife and the following family: Neil, employed with Ideal Ice Cream company in this city; Anthony, in Hartford, Conn.; Mrs D J Morrison, Glen Morrison, C.B.; Mrs Michael Grasso and Sadie MacNeil, in Boston; Donald, Eileen, Joe and Mary, on the old homestead at Sydney Forks, the latter four are children of the second marriage, and the former four are from first marriage. Another son James invalided home in the declining years of the war, died in Moxham military hospital here, and a son Daniel was a flu victim during the epidemic in Sydney in 1918. The funeral will take place to East Bay parish church, arrangements to be announced later.


MacDonald John X MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 3/3/1939 R. Fraser Bras d’Or, March 2 - John X MacDonald, formerly of North Sydney, who lived here for the past years or so at the home of A J MacLennan, passed away today after an illness extending over a lengthy period. Deceased in his eighty eighth year was a native of Cape North, Victoria County, and had been a resident of North Sydney for forty five years before moving here. He had conducted a general business at that town for about 40 years with his last establishment being located on Pleasant street and had a large circle of friends on the Northside as well as in Victoria county who will regret to learn of his passing. The late Mr MacDonald was a member of the United Church and was also a member of Vest I.O.O.F, North Sydney. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Marguerite MacDonald, who was with him at the time of his passing and Mr [sic] Alexander Kerr (Kathleen), Detroit, and one son Charles G MacDonald, Brooklyn, New York. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but it is expected that the funeral will be held Saturday or Sunday and will be in charge of Haggett’s Funeral Services.


MacDonald Annie MacDonald Sydney Post Record 3/10/1939 Roberta Fraser Birch Grove, March 10 - Succumbing to an illness of two years duration, Mrs. Annie MacDonald, 86 year old resident of Birch Grove, passed away at the home of her son, Malcolm, late last night. The deceased, well known throughout the district in which she resided for her kindly dispostion, is survived by six children, in addition to two brothers and a sister. The sons are W. S. MacDonald, assistant Superintendent of Mines, Glace Bay, Dan and Malcolm, with whom she resided, at Birch Grove; daughters surviving are Mary at home, Christine and Catherine at Middletown, Connecticut, John and Neil McCuish of Port Morien are brothers and a sister, Mrs. Mary Dickson, resides in Sydney. Her husband predeceased her about 20 years ago. Burial, under direction of Lowden's, will take place Sunday afternoon, with burial at Black Brook cemetery


MacFarlane Dolena MacFarlane Sydney Post Record p 2 3/10/1939 R. Fraser Death occurred yesterday afternoon of Mrs Dolena MacFarlane, 82, wife of the late Murdoch MacFarlane. The deceased lady had been in ill health the past two or three years, and during the last six months her condition became very serious. She was practically a life long member of St Andrew’s church. Born at Boularderie, she spent the greater part of her life at Sydney River and Sydney. Her passing has removed an aged and highly esteemed resident. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Seymour Huntington, with whom she made her home, Mrs Dan MacDougall, Sydney River; two sons, Duncan, in Boston; George, in Stellarton; one sister, Mrs Kenneth Campbell, Glace Bay; one brother, Dan, in the West. The funeral will take place from the home of Mrs Huntington, 428 Townsend Street, Burial will be made in Hardwood Hill cemetery.


MacDonald John MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 3/21/1939 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, March 21 - John MacDonald, 90, passed away at the home of his niece, Miss Christine Walker, Pearo Street, Sydney Mines on Monday night. The aged gentleman had been active and well until about three weeks ago. He was unmarried. Mr MacDonald was a native of Georges River and came to Sydney Mines 15 years ago, residing here ever since. Surviving are two nephews, Angus Walker, Sydney Mines, John P Walker, Georges River, and the niece with whom he made his home. Burial will probably take place on Wednesday morning the remains to be taken to Boisdale for interment.


MacDonald John A. MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 2 3/23/1939 R. Fraser MOURN PASSING OF WELL KNOWN CENTENARIAN John A MacDonald Passes Away Here In 104th Year Informed 45 years ago by a physician that he had “only a year to live,” John Angus MacDonald is dead here today in his 104th year. Widely Known A son of the late Mr and Mrs Rod MacDonald, Blackett’s Lake, he had lived for the last 15 years with his grandniece Mrs Hugh MacKay, Grand Lake Road, where his death occurred yesterday afternoon. He was widely known throughout Cape Breton Island, and was the last surviving member of a family of seven. For 20 years he lived in Boston and followed the occupation of carpenter, and returned to Cape Breton where he engaged in farming at Blackett’s Lake up until he moved into Sydney and resided with the late Jailor Hugh MacKay and Mrs MacKay on Grand Lake Road. His parents came to Cape Breton from Scotland and first settled in Boularderie, and afterwards moved to Blackett’s Lake. Members of the family who have predeceased him are Mrs Metzler, Miss Ella MacDonald, Murdoch, Sandy, Daniel and William MacDonald. Immediate relatives of the deceased are Mrs MacKay, Mrs J Findlay, Roy Metzler, in New Brunswick; Harry Metzler, Fort William, Ontario; Sydney Metzler, in Winnipeg; Guy, in Sydney; Grey Metzler, in British Columbia; Will Metzler, in Campbellton, N.B.; Ethel Metzler, in Winnipeg; Mary Metzler, in Florida; Alice and Maria Metzler in Moncton. The remains are reposing at Lowden’s Funeral Home, and the funeral takes place on Friday afternoon at four o’clock. Interment in Hardwood Hill cemetery. Sydney Post Record Saturday 25 March 1939 p 1 - AGED RESIDENT LAID AT REST Large Number Attend Funeral Of John A MacDonald, 104 Drawn from all parts of industrial and rural Cape Breton, scores of persons attended the funeral on Friday afternoon of John A MacDonald, 104 year old resident. The funeral was held from Lowden’s mortuary chapel, and service there at four o’clock yesterday afternoon was conducted by Rev Howard Doig. Presbyterian church minister, who also officiated at the graveside. Burial was made in Hardwood Hill cemetery. The assembled mourners sang several favorite hymns of the deceased, and accompanist for the occasion was Gus MacKnight, organist of the Presbyterian church this city. Many beautiful floral offerings and a large number of cards and other tokens of sympathy were received by relatives of the deceased. Pall bearers were Edward Doolan, Edward Kyte, A MacAulay, E Felek, B Kyte, and A MacAulay.


MacPherson John MacPherson Sydney Post Record p 1 3/25/1939 R. Fraser HUNDREDS PAY FINAL TRIBUTE Scores of citizens, augmented the numbers of Masonic brethern and steelworkers in paying last tribute to John MacPherson, esteemed Sydney resident, whose funeral was held Friday afternoon from his late residence Upper Prince street. Service at the house and at the graveside was conducted by Rev Howard Doig, acting in the absence of Rev Dr Maxwell MacOdrum, pastor of the Sydney Presbyterian church, and hymns sung by the members of the choir were, “Lord Is My Shepherd” “Nearer my God To Thee” and “Rock Of Ages.” Gus MacKnight, church organist, presided at the piano. From the house at the conclusion of the service, the long concourse proceeded to Hardwood Hill cemetery where interment was made, Masonic committal service was in charge of Cyril Petten, W M of St Andrew’s lodge of which the deceased had been a valued member. Wealth of floral offerings, numerous cards, telegrams and other expressions of sympathy received by the bereaved family amply testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held by all who knew him during his 409 years residence in Sydney. Pall bearers were: Ald. A R Johnson, J Farquharson, N McAulay, J Gordon, J D McLeod, and C D Buck.


MacIntosh Rev C C MacIntosh Sydney Post Record p 8 3/25/1939 R. Fraser REV C C MACINTOSH ANTIGONISH PASTOR, DIES OF INFLUENZA,br /> Antigonish, N.S. March 25 - Rev C C MacIntosh, minister of St James United Church here died in hospital yesterday from influenza. He was 82. Born at Malagawatch, N.S., he held pastorates in several Nova Scotia towns before coming here. One son, in London, England, survives. Mr MacIntosh was a graduate of Pine Hill, Halifax, where he received (continued on page two) a degree of Doctor of Divinity. He served in Reserve, N.S., and Baddeck, N.S. before going to Stellarton in 1911. He was there until 1934. Funeral services will be held Monday with a ceremony here and one in Stellarton later in the day. Interment will be in Brookside cemetery, Stellarton.


MacDonald Mrs. Donald N. McDonald Sydney Post Record p 5 1/19/1940 R. Fraser MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL Glace Bay, Jan 18 - One of the largest funerals held here for some time was that of the late Mrs Donald N McDonald, held this afternoon from her late residence at Caledonia Crossing. At three o’clock an impressive funeral service was conducted at the family residence by Rev H A Doig, Mira Ferry, and in the course of the service the following hymns were sung: “The Great Physician Now Is Near,” “I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Saying Come Unto Me and Rest” and “Peace Perfect Peace.” By special request, Mr Hugh Wilson sang in Gaelic, “In The Sweet Bye And Bye.” At the close of the service the funeral cortege moved off to Greenwood cemetery where interment took place, Rev Mr Doig officiating at the graveside. The many floral tributes and messages of sympathy received at the bereaved home showed the high esteem in which the late Mrs McDonald was held. The funeral was under the direction of Lowden’s Funeral Service and the pallbearers were: John S McDonald, Allan McDonald and Norman McDonald, nephews of the late Mrs McDonald, Corsen Allen, a grandson and Roy and Ernest McDonald. Greenwood, Glace Bay: Donald Norman MacDonald 1861 - 1949 wife Catherine 1859 - 1940 daughter Sadie 1889 - 1975


MacDonald John Thomas MacDonald
6/22/1942 R. Fraser YOUNGSTER TOPPLES OFF WHARF INTO DEEP WATER Body Recovered By Grapplers Near Scene Of Tragedy - No Inquest Deemed Necessary Bras d’Or, June 21 – John Thomas MacDonald, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rannie MacDonald of this community lost his life by drowning at the Government Wharf situated within 200 yards of his home, on Saturday evening. Although playing with four companions on the wharf, none of them witnessed the accident victim fall in the water, nor could they give any details of how the accident occurred. Help was summoned and nearby residents Coroner Vince Hall of Sydney Mines and Corporal Daley of the R.C.M.P. began grappling operations. The boy was recovered by Ernest Clifford and Joe Andrea a few hours later a short distance from the wharf. Coroner Hall said tonight an inquest was unnecessary, after conducting an investigation. Playing On Wharf-- According to story given by four boys - Conrad Newton, Gerald Young, Hugh Murphy and Da[?] McPherson, they were playing with the deceased on the wharf about 8:30 Saturday evening. A shed was situated on the wharf and it was while the view of the four was obstructed that the accident occurred. It was not until they missed him that they saw his body in the water. Second Drowning: Miss Mary Conway made an effort to save the boy but was unsuccessful. This is the second drowning accident on the Northside this year and it has cast a gloom over this little community. The father of the victim is in Merchant Marine and has not learned of his son’s death. Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald lived in Glace Bay before coming to Bras d’Or. The remains are reposing at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Conway. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Burial will take place in Brookside cemetery. [no date] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Source 22 JUN 1942, page 3 and also page 8 Sydney Post Record]


MacNeil Rev. Fr. John Bernard MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 6/29/1942 R. Fraser PRIEST TO BE BURIED IN C.B. The remians of Rev Fr John Bernard MacNeil, who was fatally injured on Thursday in a car accident near his parish in Coronation, Alberta, will be brought to Cape Breton for burial, it was stated last night by spokesmen for the family. In charge of western mission at Coronation for the past eight years Fr. MacNeil was travelling in his car from Calgary to his home from a Victory [band?] meeting when the machine veered into a ditch, causing injuries which claimed his life in hospital the following day. A native of Ben Eoin, C.B., about 17 miles from Sydney, he is a son of Mr and Mrs Murdoch MacNeil and was widely known throughout Cape Breton where the news of his tragic passing came as a great shock and occasioned deep regret and wide mourning. The body is expected to arrive in Sydney the latter part of the week when funeral arrangements will be made. A graduate of St. F.X. University, Fr. MacNeil studied at St Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto and following his ordination was assigned to the western mission field. Besides his widowed mother at Ben Eoin, the late Fr MacNeil is survived by two sisters, Rev Sr Mary Gabriel at Passchendaele Convent, Mary at home, six brothers, James in Edmonton, Charles in Vancouver, Dan in Ontario, Joseph in Quebec, Michael, living on Charlotte St., Rod on the old homestead. His father predeceased him a number of years ago. Mrs Murdoch A MacPherson, Big Pond, is an aunt of the deceased and the late Rev Fr Rod McInnis parish priest at Holy Redeemer parish Whitney Pier for many years, was an uncle.


MacLeod John N. MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 3 6/29/1942 R. Fraser HUNDREDS OF CITIZENS PAY FINAL RESPECTS TO MEMORY OF LATE JOHN N MACLEOD Striking tribute was paid the memory of John N MacLeod, prominently known community leader and vice president and manager of the Sydney and Whitney Pier Bus Co., when hundreds converged from all parts of Cape Breton to attend his funeral held Sunday afternoon from the family residence on Victoria Road. It was the largest turnout witnessed here in recent years and men and women drawn from all walks of life assembled at the obsequies. Conducted Service. Service for the family at the house was conducted by Rev F E Boothroyd, pastor of Trinity United church, who also presided over the public service at the church assisted by Rev D M Sinclair , naval chaplain, Halifax, and a former pastor of Trinity congregation, while taking part at the house was Venerable Archdeacon A F Arnold, Rector of the neighboring church of St Alban’s Anglican congregation. The auditorium of the church was filled to capacity and hundreds more lined the sidewalks outside the edifice. Career Eulogized. The funeral address was preached by Rev Mr Sinclair who eulogized the qualities of the deceased as a citizen, member of the congregation and family man, describing him as “a Christian gentleman.” The members of the choir were heard in favorite of the deceased, “O God Our Help In ages Past,” and “Abide With Me,” while Melvin MacLean, soloist, was heard in a beautifully-voiced rendition of “Lead Kindly Light.” At the close of the service, the large assemblage filed slowly past the casket to pay last silent respects to his memory. At Graveside. From the church, the large procession moved off to Eastmount cemetery where burial took place. Rev Mr Boothroyd and Chaplain Sinclair jointly officiating at the graveside service. Marched In Body. Members of the Elks Lodge and the Sydney Kiwanis club marched in a body from the house to the church, as did the staff of the Sydney and Whitney Pier Bus company, but the latter journeyed by bus to the graveside, while the former travelled by cars augmented by a lengthy concourse of automobiles. The buses, used for carrying the staff and the scores of floral pieces were draped in mourning. The beautiful floral tributes the countless cards, letters, and telegrams of sympathy received by the bereaved widow and family tangibly testified to the esteem and the high regard in which the late John N was held by everyone during his long residence in the city. Pallbearers. The pallbearers were Clifford LeCouteur and Murvale Vail, representing the Kiwanis Club, John Moffatt and Charles Steele, from the congregation of Trinity Church, T H Boutilier, the Elk’s Lodge, Angus D MacDonald who was co- Alderman with the late Mr MacLeod in Ward six for several terms. Arriving home for the obsequies was a son Elwin MacLeod, stationed at Dartmouth, N.S. with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Deceased Lauded. In his funeral address, Rev Mr Sinclair said, “I have come from Halifax to Sydney to pay tribute to one who for six years I was honored to call a friend. Mr MacLeod was unfailingly kind to the Manse folk. Those of you who have known him longer than I have will agree when I say that he was a Christian gentleman. Indeed as one said of him recently, “John N has a good heart and a great soul.” It was these fine qualities of heart that made him an outstanding man in the Church and community. And now he has gone from us and our hearts are sore. Later he said, “This afternoon we have gathered from various walks of life to pay our last tribute of respect to one whom we knew and held in high regard. From time to time we are called upon to pass through sorrow to express sympathy and surely every such experience should make clear to us that this is not our home. “Be ye also ready.” In eulogizing the qualities of the deceased, Rev Sinclair said “In the few years I have been privileged to know him I was impressed by his even temper and courtesy, his generosity and his devotion to his family and Church. A good citizen he always brought his best to his work. He made many friends and he kept them. The virtues of friendship and honesty were well exemplified in his character. In his last illness he was lovingly cared for by a devoted wife and family. To them we extend our sincere sympathy and commend them in the God of all comforts and consolation. He will be missed greatly in his home as a devoted husband and kind father. High tribute was paid by the speaker to the faithful and active services performed by the late Mr MacLeod as a member of the congregation, declaring “it is men of his calibre who carry the burden and share the responsibilities of [cut off] the project that was dearest to his heart was the Kiwanis Health Camp at Mira. He seemed to find time form his arduous business interests to share in many community undertakings. He represented Ward Six in the City Council for several terms. In conclusion he said “After a lifetime of service our brother has been promoted to higher service in the Kingdom. What of us today who are left to bear the burden and the heat of the day.” We are at a crisis in the history of the world. There are ranged against us principalities and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world. But God will give the victory to those who trust him and work for him. Through him we can be more than conquerors ... our brother will be greatly missed in his home, in the work of the Kingdom of this Church, and in this city. The finest tribute you can pay to his memory is to redouble your efforts God.”


MacKenzie Mrs. Kenneth MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 6/29/1942 R. Fraser ESTEEMED SYDNEY WOMAN SUCCUMBS SUDDENLY SUNDAY A well known and highly esteemed resident of Sydney, Mrs Kenneth MacKenzie, died early Sunday morning at the family residence, Alexandra Street. Her passing was quite unexpected and followed a brief illness and has occasioned widespread regret and mourning among a host of friends, neighbors and acquaintances. She was stricken ill suddenly on Thursday and expired about seven o’clock Sunday morning. The late Mrs MacKenzie was a valued member of the Brookland street Presbyterian church and was active in the work and affairs of the congregation, also the Gaelic Society there. Her loss will be irreparable and she will be sorely missed. A native of Grand River, Richmond County, the former Anne MacKay, she resided in Sydney for the last 45 years and enjoyed the high regard of everyone. Besides her husband, who is foreman of streets for the city, she is survived by three sons, George, well known Alexandra Street merchant, Dan, manager of MacLean’s Garage, Dodd Street, Sandy, with Eastern Bakeries; one daughter, Mrs Fred Reynolds, of this city. One sister, Mrs Redmond in Alberta, two brothers, Dan MacKay, also in Alberta, Neil MacKay, in Boston. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon services at the residence at 2:30 o’clock. Burial in Hardwood Hill cemetery. Her eldest son, Neil, predeceased her last September.


MacNeil Mrs. John S. MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 6/29/1942 R. Fraser The death occurred in Saint Rita’s Hospital Saturday night of Mrs John S MacNeil well known and respected resident of Big Pond, C.B. She was 74 years old and her passing followed a general illness. Surviving are two sons, Steve at Big Pond and Bernard in Detroit, three brothers, Dan and Neil in Glace Bay and John in Sydney. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacAuley Malcolm MacAuley
7/17/1942 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, July 16 – The death occurred at Millville, Boularderie, on Thursday morning of Malcolm MacAuley, one of the most highly respected citizens of this community following a lengthy illness. Mr. MacAuley was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald MacAuley, of Scotland. He was born at Millville, 78 years ago, and for many years conducted one of the best farms in this district. He was a loving husband and father, a good neighbor and friend and a member of the Presbyterian church in that district. Surviving are his wife and one son, Daniel Allan, living on the old homestead. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial will be made at Black Rock cemetery. [no date] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Source 17 JUL 1942, p 8 Sydney Post Record


MacRae Annie Jessie MacRae
8/6/1942 R. Fraser Baddeck - The death occurred recently in Winnipeg of Miss Annie Jessie MacRae, formerly of Big Harbor, following an illness of many years’ duration. She was born at Big Harbor, Victoria County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roderick MacRae. After spending a few years in Boston, she moved to Winnipeg 36 years ago, and until her illness was an active worker in the First Baptist church and for many years took an interest in the women’s organizations as well as teaching in the Sunday School of that church. Before her retirement in 1932, she held the position of business agent for the Garmernt Worker’s Union. She is survived by four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. R. J. Munroe, San Jose, California; Christine, Frankena and Rebecca, all living at home; D.A. and J.K., both of Winnipeg. The funeral was held from Mordue Bros. funeral home with services by Rev. S. A. Westcott. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery. The pall bearers were four nephews Roderick, Joseph, John and Henry MacRae; Claude MacLennan and James Bearisto. [no date] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Sydney Post Record 6 AUG 1942, p.3. Died AUG 1942 ]


MacKenzie J. M. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 8/6/1942 R. Fraser J M MACKENZIE, WELL KNOWN GLACE BAY MAN, PASSES Glace Bay, Aug 6 - A widely known and respected resident of Glace Bay, J M MacKenzie, passed away at his home, 39 Yorke Street, this morning at the age of 71 years following an illness of two weeks caused by a serious heart condition. A native of Port Morien, the late Mr MacKenzie, who began his career at the Sydney Post office as a young man, came to Glace Bay in 1895 to take over the No. 3 Coal Company store. In 1912 he joined the staff of Mac’s Limited Insurance Firm and eight years later started an insurance business of his own. He was a member of the Glace Bay School Board from 1923 to 1933, and a former secretary of the Y.M.C.A. for many years. He was the second oldest member and Elder of Epworth United church. His wife predeceased him in 1935, and surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs Stanley Scott, and two sons, Donald, town jailor, and James M, in Newfoundland with a militia unit. The funeral will be held from the family residence on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock under the direction of Lowden’s Funeral service.


MacNeil Sarah MacNeil
8/12/1942 Margaret Karrer Mrs. Sarah MacNeil (daughter of Stephen MacDougall and Mary MacNeil) The death occurred August 12, 1942 of Mrs. Sarah MacNeil, Reserve St., Glace Bay, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anthony MacNeil, Bridgeport. The late Mrs. MacNeil was 75 years of age and although she had been ailing in health for some time, her death came as a severe shock to this community, in which she was highly esteemed. She left to mourn four daughters and four sons as well as some grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral was held from the old homestead on Reserve St., occupied by her son John and the cortege proceeded to St. Anne's Church where services was conducted by Rev. Michael MacAdam and burial made at St. Anne's cemetery. The pall bearers were John MacNeil, Peter MacNeil, Joe Hogan, Andy Hogan, Aloysious Hogan, and John MacDougall. R.I.P.


MacNeil Edgar MacNeil TORONTO STAR 8/12/1942 Margaret Karrer MacNeil, Edgar – Son of John J. MacNeil and Ellen MacNeil (formerly from Glace Bay) At Toronto Western Hospital January 17, 1988, Edgar, beloved son of Ellen, Dear brother of Tom, Neil, Steve, Hugh, Catharine, Carol Anne and the late Pauline Pappin. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Avenue, E. (east of Pharmacy), from 7 p.m. Monday. funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, (Lawrence, west of Kennedy). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


MacNeil Bessie MacNeil
8/24/1942 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Aug. 24 - The death occurred on Sunday morning of Mrs. Bessie MacNeil, wife of Murdock MacNeil, at their home at Boularderie Centre, following a lengthy illness. The deceased was well known and highly respected throughout the community. She was born at Boularderie seventy years ago, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip MacDonald. A valued member of the Presbyterian church, a loving wife and mother and a good, kind neighbor and friend. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., with burial at Big Bras d’Or cemetery. [no date - Big Bras d’Or stone: 1871 - 1942]


MacLennan Mrs. Duncan MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 3 7/8/1944 R. Fraser The death occurred at her home on Sunday morning, June 25th, of Mrs Duncan MacLennan, Upper Middle River. She had been in ill health for the past five years and was in her 82nd year. The late Mrs MacLennan was well known and highly esteemed in the community where she was born and lived all her lifetime. A daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Roderick MacLennan of Gold Brook, Middle River, she was of a kind and cheerful disposition and her death will be mourned by scores of friends and acquaintances but especially by her family of two sons and two daughters which survive her. They are John Roderick and Annie Jane, at home, and Jessie, Mrs M J MacRae, of Middle River; also one sister, Mrs Jessie MacKenzie, Middle River. Her husband, the late Duncan MacLennan, predeceased her twenty two years ago. Her funeral which was held from her home on Monday afternoon was largely attended. Friends coming from far and near testified to the high esteem in which Mrs MacLennan was held by all who knew her. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev A D MacLellan, of Baddeck. Favorite hymns of the deceased, “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, “The Sands Of Time Are Sinking” were sung and a Gaelic solo, “There’s A Land That Is Fairer Than Day” was rendered by Mr Angus MacKenzie of Baddeck. The pall bearers, all nephews of the deceased, were Dan D MacRae, John D MacLennan, Dan A MacRae, John D MacRae, Norman MacKenzie, and Archibald McLellan. Interment was in the family plot in the Middle River cemetery.


MacLeod Hugh Murray MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 13 7/10/1944 R. Fraser BOTH IN PARATROOPS TWO GLACE BAY YOUTHS ARE KILLED OVERSEAS Glace Bay, July 8 - Two Glace Bay boys who grew up together were Major Hugh Murray MacLeod, son of Alex F MacLeod, New Aberdeen and Sgt Gordon “Gummie” Davies, son of E J Davies also of New Aberdeen. News of their death was received by the fathers of these boys today stating that they had died for their King and country in the invasion of France. Both boys were members of the Paratroop Division, the unit that dropped from the sky and landed behind enemy lines to prepare the way for the oncoming Allied troops. Commands Unit Davies was a Sergeant in the company of Paratroopers commanded by Major MacLeod. Major Hugh Murray MacLeod of the Canadian Paratroopers was 25 years of age and enlisted with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders in 1939, was overseas with his regiment a year and returned back to Canada where he joined the Paratroopers and trained at Fort Banning in the United States, Camp Shiloh in Manitoba, arriving overseas with that division last July. His brother Cpt Alex R MacLeod is also serving in France with the Ontario Hussars. Goes To Paratroops Sgt Gordon “Gummie” Davies of the Canadian Paratroopers was 25 years of age and enlisted just after the outbreak of war with the Searchlight battery. He transferred from the Searchlight battery and joined the Paratroopers, training at Fort Denning and Camp Shiloh. He also trained at Vernon, British Columbia where he completed a six weeks course in three weeks. Sgt Davies was quite active in sports, being an outstanding basketball player playing with the New Aberdeen Community House and the Glace Bay Crusaders. He is survived by his wife, the former Rosie Devison and one son. [Sydney Post Record Monday 10 July 1944 p 13]


MacEachern Mary MacEachern Sydney Post Record p 8 7/11/1944 R. Fraser The death occurred on Monday afternoon of Mrs Mary MacEachern at the residence of her daughter Mrs John MacKinnon, Glencoe street, Whitney Pier. She was 62 years old and had been in ill health for the past six months. The late Mrs MacEachern was a native of North River, C.B. but lived here for the past 25 years and was well known and held in high esteem. Her passing will be mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She was twice married, her first husband was Angus MacKenzie and her second husband, Murdoch MacEachern. Both predeceased her. Deceased was a member of the First United Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs John MacKinnon, Mrs John Carr, in Buffalo; Margaret MacKenzie and Annie MacEachern with the R.C.N.V.R., now at home. The remains will be taken to st Ann’s on Thursday morning for burial.


MacLeod Dr. Alexander MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 6 12/28/1936 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Dec 26 - John MacLeod, Windsor Avenue, received word on Christmas Day fo the death of his brother, Dr. Alexander MacLeod, which had occurred in hospital at Lowell, Mass. at noon that day. The late Dr. MacLeod was a native of Big Bank, Boularderie, a son of the late John MacLeod and Mrs Sarah MacLeod, and was well known throughout Cape Breton, always spending his summer vacation here during the twenty five years he had been practising dentistry at Lowell. He is survived by his wife, one daughter Annie, residing in Lowell, his mother, Mrs Sarah MacLeod at Big Bank, three brothers, Norman at the old homestead, John, Windsor Ave., Sydney Mines and Daniel H, Shore Rd., Sydney Mines; also three sisters Mrs Allan MacKinnon, Somerville, Mass., Mrs Harry Smith, Boston and Miss Jessie MacLeod, R.N., New York, to whom sincere sympathy is extended by their host of friends throughout Cape Breton. Dr Alexander S MacLeod, native of Boularderie and prominent dentist in Lowell, Mass., died in that city on December 25, after a brief illness. He was 65 years of age, and is survived by his wife, the former Margaret McKinnon of East Lake Ainslie, and one daughter. Dr MacLeod was graduated from the dental department of Tufts College about 34 years ago and then located in Provincetown, removing after seven years to Lowell. He was a member of the Masonic order and the Yorick club, and a deacon in a Lowell church. He was prominent in dental societies and for many years had been an instructor in the dental school from which he had graduated. His mother, Mrs Sarah MacLeod lives in Boularderie with a son. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 30 December 1936 p 3]


MacDonald Effie MacDonald Sydney Post Record, page 3 12/28/1936 Donald A. Snow After a general illness, the death occurred Sunday at her residence, St. Ann's St., Whitney Pier, of Mrs. Effie MacDonald, 75, well known and esteemed resident. She had lived in the Pier district for many years and to a host of friends, relatives, and acquaintances, her passing will be deeply mourned. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sydney Post Record 31 DEC 1936 page 3 Many friends throughout Cape Breton will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. Effie McDonald, who passed away last Sunday morning at the home of her son, Mr. D.W.Buchanan, St. Ann's St., Whitney Pier. The late Mrs. McDonald, who was seventy-six years of age, had been ill for the past few weeks. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Roy Ingraham of Sydney, and two sons, D.W. Buchanan, with whom she made her home, and Robert, who resides in one of the Western States. Three sisters also survive her - Mrs Mary Achilles, Rosendale, Mass.; Miss Susan MacNeil, Oakfield, Mira; and Mrs. Margaret McPherson, Lake Road, Glace Bay. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, with service at the home conducted by Rev. D.M.Sinclair, pastor of St. James United Church, Whitney Pier. The singing was led by St. James Church choir, and included favorite hymns of the deceased - "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", "The Lord's My Shepherd," and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Interment took place at Oakfield Cemetery, Mira where the committal service was conducted by Rev. A.R.McIvor, pastor of Marion Bridge United Church


MacLean Charles MacLean Sydney Post Record p 8 9/13/1940 R. Fraser The death of Charles MacLean occurred at his home at Hillside Boularderie, Wednesday, Sept 4th. The deceased had been in failing health for some time and his death followed an illness of five weeks. Mr MacLean was born at Boularderie in March 1864, and was life long resident of the community. He was well known to a large circle of friends who will miss him. The funeral which was held in his home Sept 6th, was attended by a very large number of friends, who came in pay their tribute of respect to one whom they had known for a long time as a man of estimable character. He was predeceased by his parents Mr and Mrs Murdoch R McLean and one sister Tena MacLean some years ago. The funeral service was conducted by Rev A D MacDonald, Florence assisted by Rev J A McLellan of Big Bras d’Or. The hymns sung were “The Lord’s My Shepherd,” “Nearer My God To Thee” and “Abide With Me.” The solo “In the Sweet Bye and Bye” was splendidly rendered by Mr Mr MacDonald. The choir was assisted by Miss F J Livingstone at the organ. Left to mourn are three sisters and one brother in the home: Dora, Margaret, Myrtle and Colin; William MacLean of Charleston, Mass..; Roderick of Avon, Montana and Harry MacLean of Keene, New Hampshire, are brothers of the late Mr MacLean. Allan F MacLean, Meaford, Ontario, is also a member of the MacLean family. A long procession of cars followed the remain to their final resting place. Interment took place in the cemetery at Little Bras d’Or.


MacIsaac Angus MacIsaac Sydney Post Record p 3 9/30/1940 R. Fraser FUNERAL OF MURDER VICTIM HELD SUNDAY Hundreds Pay Final Respects To Late Angus MacIsaac Funeral service for Angus “Klondyke” MacIsaac, who met death Wednesday at the hands of an unknown slayer was held on Sunday at East Bay. Conducted Service It was the largest witnessed here in years. Relatives, friends and acquaintances of the former gold miner, found slain in his farm home at nearby Ben Eoin with a bullet in his brain, attended services in St Mary’s Church, conducted by Rev Father McCormick, parish priest. And while the body of the 65 year old bachelor farmer was laid to rest in the parish cemetery, Royal Canadian Mounted Police continued their relentless search for his assailant. No Arrests So far no arrests have been made by investigators although numerous leads were understood to have been checked. Motive Death of the aged miner - farmer left residents of this Island stunned by the first murder mystery in a decade, believed motivated by his slayer or slayers for money, as MacIsaac was reputed to have amassed considerable wealth. He was a native of Ben Eoin, situated approximately 15 miles from Sydney. His only brother, Daniel MacIsaac, resides about a mile from the scene of the crime and the funeral was held from his house to St Mary’s church.


MacKenzie Sarah MacKenzie GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 1/15/1941 R. Fraser The death occurred yesterday in Louisburg of Mrs Sarah MacKenzie, well known and esteemed resident of that town. She was 89 years of age. She was a native of St Ann's and resided here with her sister, Mrs J MacKinnon. Her passing occurred suddenly and followed a long period of indifferent health. The funeral will take place on Thursday.


MacDonald Andrew MacDonald Sydney Post Record 1/16/1941 Donald Snow Death of Andrew MacDonald, 67, occurred yesterday morning at the Cape Breton Hospital after a lingering illness. He was 67 years of age and a former resident of Albert Bridge. Funeral arrangements to be announced later.


MacDonald Simon MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 1/17/1941 R. Fraser North River, Jan 16 - Residents of North River and surrounding districts will learn with deep regret of the recent death of one of the community's best known and respected citizens, Simon MacDonald. The deceased was a member of the Kirk session, being for many years a faithful elder in the congregation of North River. Modest and retiring his kindly manner had a telling influence upon all those with whom he came in contact. He lived his life on the old homestead and upheld the traditional Highland hospitality of the MacDonald home. Here, the various settled ministers and visiting clergy found genial fellowship and the stranger a kindly welcome. He will be missed by the community, the church and the home, and by a large circle of friends who were privileged to know him. Surviving to mourn his loss are his wife, nee Emily Montgomery, and three daughters, Mrs (Rev) A L MacMillan (Murdena), Lawrence, Mass.; Mrs A B MacDonald (Margaret), North River; and Isabelle, Boston, Mass. A sister, (Flora), residing in Boston, and brother Daniel, living in Sydney, also survive.


MacKenzie Mary MacKenzie GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 1/20/1941 R. Fraser The death occurred recently at St Patrick's Channel, Victoria County of Mrs Mary MacKenzie, following an illness of several months. A nephew of her late husband, Charles MacKenzie, lived with her since the death of Roderick MacKenzie, a number of years ago. She was in her 81st year, and although in failing health for some time she was able to be about the house until a few days before she died. Mrs MacKenzie was formerly Mary MacLeod of Margaree. One daughter survives, namely, Mrs John C Matheson, Little Narrows, who made frequent visits to see her mother. Although snow made travel conditions difficult the funeral was largely attended. Mrs MacKenzie was a member of Little Narrows Presbyterian church, and Rev A D MacKinnon conducted the funeral service. Burial was at Middle River.


MacDonald Mary MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 1/20/1941 R. Fraser The death occurred at a local hospital, Saturday evening of Miss Mary MacDonald, a well known resident of this city. She was 88 years old and had been in ill health for some time. A sister, Mrs Sarah Newton lives in Boston, and a number of relatives reside in Sydney, also Fr. Raymond Campbell of New Waterford. The funeral took place this morning from Curry's Funeral Home to the Church of the Sacred Heart where Mass of Requiem was celebrated by Rev Fr John Gillis and prayers at the graveside were offered by Fr Campbell. Pall bearers were all nephews of the deceased, Joseph, Lauchie, Jack, Angus L, Lauchlin MacDonald, and Edward Williams. Burial was in Holy Cross cemetery.


MacSween Mary MacSween Sydney Post Record p 8 1/21/1941 R. Fraser Boisdale, Jan 20 - With a large number of relatives and friends from throughout the district in attendance, the funeral of Mrs Mary MacSween was held this morning. Requiem High Mass was celebrated at St Andrew's Church at 9 o'clock by Rev A A Ross. Father Ross also officiated at the graveside services with interment taking place at St Andrew's cemetery. After a lingering illness Mrs MacSween, who was in her 80th year, passed away at her home here on Thursday afternoon. The deceased was well known and highly respected throughout the district and elsewhere in Cape Breton. She is survived by four sons, Joseph, Sydney; Hugh, Trenton, N.S.; John C and Neil at home. Three sisters and two brothers also survive. The sisters are Mrs Bessie MacKinnon, Bridgeport and Mary MacKinnon, Boston, Mass. The brothers are John and Stephen in western Canada. All four sons of the deceased were in attendance at the funeral services on Saturday.


MacKenzie Roderick R MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 11/10/1941 R. Fraser R R MACKENZIE, BLACKETT'S LAKE RESIDENT, DIES An esteemed resident of Blackett's Lake for many years, Roderick R MacKenzie, 75, died on Sunday evening at the home of Mrs Mary MacRae, 14 Wentworth street. For many years Mr MacKenzie conducted successful farming operations at Blackett's Lake and on retiring two years ago came to Sydney and opened a confectionary shop and dairy on George street. He was well known throughout Cape Breton and the news of his unexpected passing will be learned with keen regret by his many friends and acquaintances. His wife predeceased him 11 years ago, and surviving are two sons, D F, 5 Douglas Street, and Donald F R, Halifax. The late Mr MacKenzie was an elder in St Andrew's United church and was affiliated with King Lodge I.O.O.F., this city for many years. Interment will be in Boularderie, funeral arrangements later.


MacLeod Mrs. Dan MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 3 12/6/1941 R. Fraser On November 9th, 1941, at Cains Mountain, N.S., the death occurred of Mrs Dan MacLeod. Deceased had been in failing health for the past number of years, and her passing will be regretted by a large circle of friends. Deceased was born at St. Ann's, C.B. 73 years ago. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn an adopted daughter Eva and an adopted son Richard MacLeod, Sydney. She is survived also by a sister Mrs Katie Campbell, Boston and a brother Malcolm at St Ann's, C.B. The funeral was conducted at the home and graveside by Rev A D MacKinnon. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung in Gaelic and English.


MacDonald William B. MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 12/13/1941 R. Fraser W B MCDONALD FORMER SYDNEY MERCHANT, DIES The death occurred at his residence on King's Road, Friday afternoon, of William B MacDonald, a well known resident of Sydney and a former merchant. He was in his 66th year. He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacDonald, Louisburg Road. The late Mr MacDonald conducted a grocery store at the corner of Townsend and Charlotte streets for 22 years, and retired a number of years ago due to failing health. He had been seriously ill the past week. The deceased also lived in the United States for many years. He was well and favorably known in Sydney and the Louisburg and Catalone districts and the news of his passing will be received with deep regret. The late Mr MacDonald was a member of St Andrew's United church. Besides his widow, he is survived by an adopted daughter, Margaret; three brothers, Charles of Buffalo, N.Y., John N and Edward , both of Louisburg; one sister, Mary MacDonald in Dayton, Ohio. Another brother Malcolm predeceased him about two years ago. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. LARGE NUMBERS ATTEND FUNERAL OF SYDNEY MAN In spite of terrific weather conditions Sunday afternoon, scores of citizens turned out to pay their last respects to the memory of W B MacDonald, well known and esteemed resident of this city. The funeral was held from his late residence on Old King's Road and service at the house was conducted by Rev W L Langille, of St Andrew's United church. Hymns sung were "Sands of Time Are Sinking" and "Sweet Bye and Bye," the latter in Gaelic, soloist John Campbell. From Sydney the cortege proceeded to Catalone and service at the First United church there was in charge of Rev T N Mitchell of Louisburg, assisted by Rev Mr Langille. Hymns rendered were "Lord Is My Shepherd," "Rock Of Ages" and "Abide With Me." The many floral offerings, cards, and messages of sympathy, eloquently attested to the high regard in which the deceased was held by all who knew him. Pall bearers were D S Morrison, Rod Morrison, Carl Sparling, Alex J MacAulay, Greg MacDonald, Murdoch Stewart. Burial was in Catalone church cemetery. [Sydney Post Record Monday 15 December 1941 p 3]


MacKenzie John A. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 12/15/1941 R. Fraser AGED BOULARDERIE RESIDENT PASSES North Sydney, Dec 13 - Many friends, especially in the Boularderie district, will regret to learn of the sudden passing of John A MacKenzie, 94, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of the district who died on Friday night at the home of John Munro, Boularderie Centre, where he had been making his home for some years. A native and lifelong resident of Boularderie Centre, the deceased died after an illness of only one week, with news of his death coming as a shock to his relatives and many friends. For a period of many years, the late Mr MacKenzie had operated a large and successful farm, and was one of the leading residents of the community. He is survived by one daughter, and one son, Miss Lena MacKenzie, residing in Sydney and Lauchie MacKenzie, Boularderie Centre. Also surviving are one sister and one brother, Miss Alexina MacKenzie, Boularderie Centre and Murdock MacKenzie, living in St Paul, Minnesota. Mr MacKenzie's wife the former Julie MacKay of New Harris, predeceased him by five years. Mrs neil MacLean, King street, North Sydney, wife of Town Clerk Neil MacLean, is a niece of the late Mr MacKenzie. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the Munro home, after which interment will take place at St James Presbyterian cemetery, Big Bras d'Or. Services will be conducted by Rev Roderick MacLeod, pastor of the Boularderie Presbyterian congregation.


MacAulay Mary Jane MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 8 12/27/1941 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Dec 26 - The death occurred at Hamilton Hospital, North Sydney on Christmas night of Mrs Jane MacAulay, wife of Donald John MacAulay of Millville, Boularderie, following a short illness. The deceased was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Alex Urquhart. She was born at Millville, Boularderie, 63 years ago, where she has resided all her life, and was one of the outstanding residents of the district. A member of the Presbyterian church, she was always active in its various organizations, a loving wife and mother, a kind neighbor and good friend. Her passing came as a severe shock to a very wide circle of friends. Beside her husband she is survived by several sons and daughters, to whom the entire community extend their sincere sympathy. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon from the home at two pm. Interment will be at Black Brook cemetery.


MacAulay Mrs. Donald John MacAulay
1/9/1942 R. Fraser Millville, Boularderie, Jan. 8 - The entire community has been deeply saddened at the death of Mrs. Donald John MacAulay of Millville, Boularderie, which occurred at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital, Dec. 25. The late Mrs. McAulay, who was 63 years of age was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Urquhart. She leaves to mourn her husband and one son, Donald. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. N. R. McLeod of Millville and three brothers in the West. The funeral service which was largely attended was held from her home Sunday being conducted by her pastor, Rev. Rod McLeod of the Presbyterian church of which Mrs. McAulay was a devoted member. She will be greatly missed by all the organizations to which she belonged. Mrs. McAulay, who had friends and made friends where ever she went will be greatly missed by all for her kindly disposition. Hymns sung were the 103rd Psalm in Gaelic, her favorite hymn. “Breath on Me Breath of God,” and “Abide With Me.” The pall bearers who were all close friends of Mrs. McAulay were Norman MacLeod, Don H. McIver, Don Morrison, A. J. Carmichael, Hughie MacLeod, Dan A. MacAulay. The funeral was under the direction of MacRae’s Funeral Parlor, Sydney Mines. Interment was in the family lot at Black Rock cemetery. [no date] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Sydney Post Record 9 jan 1942 p.19]


MacDonald Peter J MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 8/11/1936 R. Fraser The death occurred at South Bonnie Brae, Los Angeles, California, on August 8th of Peter J MacDonald, a native of Blackett's Lake, C.B. He was 80 years old, a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacDonald, J..P. and was widely known throughout Cape Breton and highly esteemed. Associated with his brother Rod, he conducted a carriage building business at North Sydney for many years. He moved to California nine years ago with his wife and daughters who survive him, also one sister, Miss Elizabeth MacDonald, who lives at 383 George street, this city.


MacKinnon Alexander MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 3 9/1/1936 R. Fraser One of the best known and esteemed residents of the Grand Mira district died at his home at Victoria Bridge, early this morning in the person of Alexander MacKinnon, 63 years old. He had been in ailing health for the past number of months, and his demise has occasioned general regret in the Mira district where he lived practically all his life. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mary and Annie; four sons, John, a member of City Police force, Laychie, at home, John J at Grand Mira; James in the States. Also two sisters, Mrs MacIntyre, New Waterford, and Mrs Brogan, in Boston; two brothers, Dan in New Waterford, and John at Grand Mira. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacLellan Katherine MacLellan Sydney Post Record p 3 9/1/1936 R. Fraser The death occurred at an early hour this morning at the residence of Kenneth MacAulay, 83 George street, of Mrs Katherine MacLellan, well known and esteemed resident of New Harris, C.B. She had been in poor health for some time, and to a wide circle of friends, relatives, and acquaintances throughout Cape Breton, the news of her passing will be received with profound regret. She was 69 years old, and for the past number of years lived in Halifax. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs Pearle House, Halifax, one son Alexander, attached to the Halifax headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also two sisters, Mrs Alex MacLeod, New Harris, and Mrs Capt William Dicks, North Sydney; two brothers, George, in New Harris, and Murdoch in Fairbanks, Alaska. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacKinnon Mrs. John N. MacKinnon Sydney Post or Record 9/6/1936 Ken Cairns Word has been received in the city of the death of Mrs. John N. MacKinnon, daughter of the late Mr. John Cairns and the late Mrs. Isabella McFadyen Cairns, who were at one tine residents of this city, where Mr. and Mrs. MacKinnon were married in 1901 by Rev Mr. Simpson assistant pastor of St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. After residing for a number of years in Murray Harbour and Charlottetown P.E.I., they removed to Providence R.I.., where Mr.MacKinnon is a valued official of the U.S.Rubber Co. Mrs. MacKinnon leaves to mourn besides a sorrowing husband, two daughters Gladys and Isobel and three sons, Stirling, Noel and Jackie, all residing in Providence R.I. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Neil A. Beaton, Taunton Mass., and two brothers, John M. Cairns, High Bank, P.E.I., and E. Spencer Cairns, Truro, N.S. The remains will arrive in Charlottetown, P.E.I., accompanied by the family and Sister, Mrs. Beaton and brother Spencer, where burial will take place 10th inst. [This obituary was probably published in the Sydney Post or Record, Sept 6 or 7th 1936 as her date of death was Sept 6th, 1936]


MacDonald John A. MacDonald The Casket 9/14/1936 Donald A. Snow STELLARTON, Sept 14 - Stellarton lost one of its most highly esteemed and well known citizens in the death of John A. MacDonald, which occurred recently at his home on Penn Avenue. Mr. MacDonald was born at Marion Bridge, C.B., 63 years ago, where he resided until grown to manhood. Following his marriage he resided in Mulgrave for some years where he was employed with the C.N.R. as a brakeman. After 16 years of faithful and confinuous service he was promoted to Conductor, which position he faithfully maintained for almost 20 years, until ill health about two years ago compelled him to relinquish his duties. Quiet and unassuming, faithful in the performance of his duties and courteous to all, Mr. MacDonald won the respect and admiration of the public in general and his passing is keenly regretted by a large circle of friends. He was a fine citizen in every sense of the term, possessing many fine qualities of heart and hand. A member of Sharon-St John United Church, he was interested in its welfare. He was also a member of Keith Lodge, No. 32, A.F. & A.M. He will be missed in the community and in the home to which he was greatly devoted and the sympathy of all is extended to his sorrowing wife and daughter Evelyn, R.N. of Somerville, Mass., who was with her father during his last illness, her kindly ministrations doing much in alleviating his suffering, and son Hubert, of the S & L freight office staff, Sydney. He is also survived by four brothers, Peter of Ponoka, Alberta, Neil, Ranold and William, all of Sydney, and three sisters, Mrs. Annie McLellan, Mrs. Bessie Sullivan, Mrs. Eliza Ferguson, also of Sydney, who have the sympathy in a large measure in their bereavement. The funeral was held from his late home on Friday and was largely attended. In the absence of his pastor, Rev.D. M.Grant, the service was conducted by Rev. Neil Rattee, assisted by Rev. Donald Fraser. Members of Sharon-St. John choir led the singing of favorite hymns: "Saved by Grace" and "Abide With Me". Miss Pearl Purvis sang with beauty and feeling "The Last Mile of the Road" Following the service the remains were conveyed by train to Mulgrave. On its arrival many sympathizing friends were in waiting and the funeral cortege wended its way to the United Church cemetery, where at the graveside Mr. Rattee was assisted by Rev . Mr. Reynolds of the United Church. The brethren of Keith Lodge then conducted their impressive burial service and all that was mortal of the departed was reverently laid to rest "until the day breaks and the shadows flee away" The pall bearers were James R. Ross, John R. Smith, Clarence Fleming, J.R. Saunders, J.T.Urquhart, John McNaughton. The large profusion of beautiful flowers and numerous letters and cards of sympathy silently spoke of the esteem and affection for the departed and sympathy for the bereaved family.


MacDougall Sadie MacDougall Sydney Post Record 9/15/1936 Donald A. Snow KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont, Sept 8 - Death came at an early hours Saturday morning after a long illness to Mrs. Dave MacDougall, at her home at 37 Duncan Avenue. The late Mrs. MacDougall, whose maiden name was Sadie Bagnall was 60 years of age, and she was born at Gabarous, Cape Breton, where she was married. She came north to the Porcupine country with her husband in 1912, moving to Kirkland Lake in 1925, where Mr. MacDougall became a member of the staff of the Teck-Hughes mine, where he is still employed. Until illness made her an invalid some two years ago, she was active in the work of Trinity United Church, of the Eastern Star Lodge and of the Loyal Orange Benevolent Association. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. Botting of Iroquois Falls and Kay, who lives at home. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from Trinity United Church, following a special service at Symington's Chapel conducted by the Eastern Star. The Rev. J. E.Graham officiated at the Church service and at the graveside.


MacDonald Alexander D MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 3/3/1938 R. Fraser MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL Sydney Mines, March 2 - The funeral of the late Alexander D MacDonald, was held from the home of Norman MacDonald, Green Hill, Florence, on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended by neighbors and friends. Interment was made in Brookside cemetery, Sydney Mines. Service at the home and graveside was conducted by Rev C Windsor, pastor of Carman United church, Sydney Mines. The late Mr MacDonald was born at New Harris 65 years ago, and had been living at Florence for the past thirty years, being employed as a miner at Florence colliery. He was quite popular with his fellow workers. His sudden death, following a heart attack came as a shock to his many friends. His wife predeceased him several years ago. Surviving are two brothers at New Campbellton and one sister at Englishtown.


MacDonald Margaret MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 2 3/14/1938 R. Fraser Glace Bay, March 14 - News was received here today of the death in the Victoria General hospital, Halifax, yesterday of Mrs Margaret MacDonald, R.N., former night supervisor of the New Waterford Hospital and Metropolitan Life nurse in the city of Sydney. Deceased was a graduate of Sydney Academy and the Boston City Hospital. Her husband, Hector MacDonald, predeceased her 24 years ago. She is survived by one brother, Allan J McDonald in Glace Bay; Rev Allan J and William McDonald, Misses Catherine and Mary E McDonald, and Mrs John Walker of Glace Bay are nephews and nieces of the deceased. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacLean Malcolm MacLean Sydney Post Record p 2 3/24/1938 R. Fraser A resident of Big Bras d'Or all his life, Malcolm MacLean, aged 80 years, died at his home on Tuesday night after a general illness. He was widely known throughout Cape Breton Island, and his passing will be received with deep regret by a host of friends, relatives and acquaintances. Beside his widow, he is survived by two sons, John at home and Dan in New York; two daughers Effie, married in Moncton, N.B. and Katherine, in Boston. One sister, Miss Dolly MacLean, living in Boston, also survives.


MacDonald John Archibald MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 4/4/1938 R. Fraser North Sydney, April 2 - Following a short illness, the death of John Archibald MacDonald, occurred at his home, Stewartville, Whycocomagh, March 28. The deceased was in his 82nd year. Although unwell for some time the end came suddenly and was a distinct shock to his many friends at Whycocomagh and elsewhere. He was held in the highest esteem, kind and interested in the welfare of others, his home the centre of highland hospitality. The late Mr MacDonald is survived by his widow, nee Flora Campbell of Malagawatch, C.B., many relatives and a host of friends. The funeral service took place from the late residence and was conducted by his pastor, Rev James Fraser, with interment in the Stewartville [sic] cemetery.


MacLeod Catherine MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 8 4/6/1938 R. Fraser North Sydney, April 5 - Death this morning removed one of this town's oldest citizens in the person of Mrs Catherine MacLeod who passed away at her home on Union street. The late Mrs MacLeod was in her 90th years and was a native of Boularderie, Cape Breton. She had resided in North Sydney for the past fifty one years. For a number of years she had operated the Clydale House of which she was proprietress. Mrs MacLeod was noted for her many Christian qualities, and was a devoted member of St Matthew-Wesley United church. She is survived by one sister, Miss Ellen MacLean who had lived with her for many years, as well as a number of nieces and nephews in other parts. The funeral will take place on Thursday morning, with a service to be held at the home at 11 o'clock and interment will take place at Man of War Point in Boularderie.


MacPherson Frederick L MacPherson Sydney Post Record p 15 4/14/1938 R. Fraser North Sydney, April 13 - Word was received today of the death of Frederick L MacPherson, which occurred at his home in East Boston, Mass. at the age of 55 years. Deceased had been ill one week, with pneumonia and his passing is deeply regretted. He is survived by his widow, nee Mary Ellen McInnis, formerly of this town and two brothers residing in East Boston and North Reading, Mass. respectively. The late Mr MacPherson was a brother in law of Mrs William Cox, Pierce street.


MacRae George F. MacRae Sydney Post Record p 2 4/18/1938 R. Fraser Word reached here yesterday of the death of George F MacRae which occurred in Miami, Florida April 17th. Mr MacRae was proprietor of the White Store at Baddeck. He and his wife had been vacationing in the South. Baddeck, April 25 - The people of this community were shocked and grieved to learn that their fellow townsman, George F MacRae had passed away on Easter Sunday in Miami, Florida, where he had been in hospital for several days. Mr and Mrs MacRae were wintering in Florida and spent some time in St Petersburg, Jacksonville and Miami, for the benefit of his health but to no avail. Mr MacRae was the eldest son of the late Donald F and Mary Jane MacRae - early residents of Baddeck, where, excepting his College days, he spent practically all his life. He was first associated in business with his father, but about 36 years ago built the White Store - now known as The White Store Limited - which through his energy and attention in business developed into the fine concern it is today. This large department store is a modern building and run by modern methods. It has achieved a wide spread reputation for good service and the many tourists who visit our village in the summer months are loud in their praises of the quality and extent of its merchandise and the courteous treatment there accorded them. The late Mr MacRae was a progressive citizen always standing for what he believed would benefit the community. In politics he was a staunch Liberal and in religion, a Presbyterian, and was on the managing board and a trustee of Knox church here. The funeral service was conducted at the home of Mr Murdoch J A MacDermid and attended by a great concourse of people from here and the surrounding countryside, which in accordance with the known wishes of the deceased was a very simple service, mainly of prayer and praise. The three clergymen of the Town, Rev A W R MacKenzie, pastor of Knox Presbyterian church, Rev Dr D M MacRae, Retired Missionary, and Rev J A Fraser, Minister of Greenwood United church took part, Rev Mr MacKenzie presiding. The pall bearers were Captain Dan MacRae, John M Campbell, M.L.A., Angus N MacKenzie, Norman Bethune, William D MacLeod, and James F Fraser. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. He is survived by his widow Florence M, daughter of the late Rev Donald McDougal, his sister, Mrs Charles Stramberg, of Trenton; her daughter, Elsa of the staff of Acadia University, and an aged aunt, Mrs Harvey in the United States. He had a host of friends; the unusually large gathering at the burial services testified to the esteem in which he was held. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 27 April 1938 p 3]


MacFarlane Donald MacFarlane Sydney Post Record 4/26/1938 Donald A. Snow DONALD MACFARLANE-- Born at Middle River, C.B. but a resident of Coxheath the greater part of his life, Donald MacFarlane, 86, died last night at the home of Charles Lewis in that district. His passing removes a well known and familiar figure, and a host of friends, and acquaintances will learn of his death with deep regret. He had been ill eight months. His wife predeceased him some years ago, a sister died about a year ago, and a brother, James resides in New York. ' The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock from the home of Mr. Lewis and burial will take place in Blackett's Lake cemetery April 19th, at two o'clock.


MacMullin Michael MacMullin Sydney Post Record p 8 12/29/1943 R. Fraser OVERSEAS TWO YEARS PTE. M. MCMULLIN IS KILLED IN ACTION Sydney Mines, Dec 28 - One of this community's best known young men, Pte. Michael MacMullin, 22, was killed in action with the Canadian forces in Italy on Dec 13, his parents, Mr and Mrs Neil MacMullin, Peck St., were informed in a message received from Ottawa. Making the death of Pte. MacMullin even more tragic was the fact that his parents received word that he had been killed less than two hours after they had received Christmas greetings from him. Shortly after they returned home from the post office after receiving word from him, they received notification of his death. Enlisted In 1940 - Pte. MacMullin enlisted in 1940 with the Cape Breton Highlanders and went overseas two years ago. After arriving in Italy, he transferred to the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He is survived by seven sisters and four brothers. Sisters are Christina, North Sydney; Effie and May, at home; Mrs Harold Wheaton, Sydney; Florence, employed with the T. Eaton Company, Halifax; and Mrs Jerry MacPhee and Mrs Samuel Moore, here, while the brothers are Archibald and John, both serving overseas and Rod S and Rod J MacMullin, at home. The deceased was born here and attended Notre Dame High school and he enlisted shortly after finishing school. Sincere sympathy of their many friends in the district is offered the bereaved family.


MacKenzie John H MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 9/2/1943 R. Fraser John H MacKenzie, Big Bras d'Or, who passed away in the Harbour View hospital, Sydney Mines, at the age of 80, on Aug 25th. A man of sterling character, Mr MacKenzie spent most of his life in this community, has been in failing health for several months, but was able to be about until about ten days before the end. His passing will be keenly felt in the community, where he took such an active part in all religious, charitable and political affairs. He is survived by his widow the former Martha Rudderham, Point Edward, one sister Mrs John Martin, Manchester, N.H.. Three brothers David in the West, Roderick at home, James F, Warden of Victoria Co., resides at Baddeck, but was with his brother when he passed away. Funeral which was largely attended was held from St James Church, by Mr Earl Smith, student missionary, assisted by Rev J A MacLellan of the United church, burial in St James Cemetery.


MacKinnon Thomas C. MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 3 9/6/1943 R. Fraser BOULARDERIE MAN DIES IN STATES Word has been received of the death in Dorchester, Mass. on August 20th, of Thomas C MacKinnon, 70, native of Hillside, Boularderie. His passing followed a stroke suffered a few months ago, and many friends and old acquaintances in Cape Breton will regret to learn of his death. He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Alexander MacKinnon, and lived for 20 years at Florence, before moving to Massachusetts about 16 years ago where he was employed as a night watchman in Dorchester. Besides his widow, the former Nellie MacDonald, daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter MacDonald, South Side Boularderie, he is survived by three daughters. Also two sisters, Mrs John A Campbell, Big Bras d'Or and Mrs Laura MacKenzie, Florence, and one brother in Massachusetts.


MacKenzie John M. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 9/10/1943 R. Fraser Glace Bay, Sept 9 - John M MacKenzie, well known and highly respected citizen of Big Harbor Center, Inverness county, and brother of Rod MacKenzie, town water superintendent, died at Detroit this morning where he had gone for medical treatment. The late Mr MacKenzie was 43 years of age and was a native of Big Harbor Center where he resided practically all his life. He was a farmer by occupation. He was widely known in that district and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He became ill in November last and recently had gone to Detroit in the hope that his health would improve. However, his death took place this morning. He was unmarried and is survived by his mother Mrs Sarah MacKenzie at Big Harbor Center; three brothers, Frank MacKenzie and Rod MacKenzie in Glace Bay and Dan MacKenzie in Detroit. Five sisters also survive. They are Jessie, Mrs (Rev) A D Sutherland, of Welland Canal; Margaret, St George's Channel; Colina, Jamaica Plains, N.Y.; Catherine in Detroit; Annie at Little Narrows. The remains are en route home, but funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.


MacDonald Hugh MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 9/11/1943 R. Fraser HUGH MACDONALD LAID AT REST Sydney Mines, Sept 10 - The funeral of Hugh MacDonald was held on Thursday afternoon and was largely attended. A short service was held at the home at 1:30 pm Rev F C Evans, pastor of St Andrew's Presbyterian church officiating, members of the choir were in attendance and led in the singing of the favorite hymns "O God Our Help In ages Past," and "Lead Kindly Light." By request Mrs Charles MacIntyre rendered very beautifully "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Miss Rachael MacLean presided at the organ. Burial took place at Brookside cemetery. Rev Mr Evans conducting the service at the graveside. The pall bearers were Malcolm MacLeod, Donald Lamond, Purves MacKeigan, C J Scott, Rod MacCuish, Fletcher Warren. while the honorary pall bearers were the Elders of the church. The floral tributes were very beautiful and testified in a small manner the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community. The family also received numerous sympathy cards and telegrams. The late Hugh MacDonald was a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacDonald. He was born in Sydney Mines sixty five years ago for the past twenty seven years he had been employed as clerk at the Florence Colliery Warehouse. He passed away on Monday evening, following an illness of several months duration. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Miss Bertha MacDonald, of the staff of the British Canadian Co-operative Society Lts. and (Alma) Mrs Alphonse Nicholson, residing at home, and one son Gnr. John MacDonald, now stationed in Halifax, who arrived home on Tuesday evening. Four brothers, Neil MacDonald, president of the British Canadian Co-operative Soc. Ltd.; Dan C MacDonald, retired town clerk; John MacDonald, merchant, all residing in Sydney Mines; and Duncan MacDonald residing at New Glasgow, also two sisters, Miss Christina MacDonald, residing in Sydney Mines and Mrs James Jameson, residing in British Columbia. Fletcher Warren, Supt of the Stores Dept. of Dominion Coal Co. Ltd., was a visitor in town on Thursday attending the funeral of the late Hugh MacDonald. Mr Duncan MacDonald, arrived from New Glasgow, called here by the death of his brother the late Hugh MacDonald. [Sydney Post Record Saturday 11 September 1943 p 8]


MacGILLIVARY Mrs. (Capt) Euphoria MacGILLIVARY Sydney Post Record 4/16/1934 Donald A. Snow Following an illness of some months duration, Mrs. (Ca pt) Euphoria MacGILLIVARY, aged 78, died early Sunday morning at the home of her son-in-law, James Footed, 380 Townsend street. During the past two years, Mrs. MacGILLIVARY had not enjoyed the best of health but was of a very cheerful disposition, and bore her illness with wonderful patience. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church, a life-long resident of Gabarus and was greatly esteemed by a large circle of friends who will be grieved to learn of her passing. Mrs. MacGILLIVARY is survived by her husband, Ca pt Euphoria MacGILLIVARY, two daughters, Mine (Mrs. Otis B. Read), Haverhill, Mass.; Beatrice (Mrs. James Footed), Sydney with whom she resided during the past number of months, and one son William, residing in Montreal, also one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth MacDonald Forchu. A son Daniel, predeceased her ten years ago in Arizona. (Maiden name Margaret (Maggie) Bagnell Born 12 APR 1856)


MacGregor Agnes MacGregor Sydney Post Record p 3 3/23/1934 R. Fraser The death of Mrs Agnes MacGregor, aged 91, occurred at her home, Malagawatch, Cape Breton, some days ago, following an illness of some months duration. Mrs MacGregor was formerly Miss MacLeod of Island Point, Boularderie, and came to Malagawatch about 73 years ago. Her husband, Donald MacGregor, predeceased her some years ago. The late Mrs MacGregor is survived by two sisters, Mrs Jessie MacRae, Saskatoon and Mrs Leitch in San Diego, also four daughters, Mary at home, Mrs Dan McIntosh, Mrs Duncan, of Boston, and Bessie in California. Three sons, Alex Sr., in Texas, Robert in Toronto and Alex Jr. in New York, also survive.


MacIntosh Donaldson R MacIntosh Sydney Post Record p 3 8/2/1934 R. Fraser The death occurred recently at his home at Pleasant Bay, C.B. of Donaldson R MacIntosh one of the best known residents of that district. He was 90 years old and was born at Craig Hall, Scotland and came to Pleasant Bay with his parents in early childhood. He was an Elder of the Pleasant Bay Church or the past 26 years and had always been actively identified in matters that pertained to the community welfare. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs Charles McLean, of Pleansant Bay, Mrs D A Smith, United States, Mrs J McPherson, Cape North, Mrs Cyrus Ching, Mrs J Furrier, and Mrs Dawson, all in the States, and one son James, at home. Funeral service was conducted by Donald McLeod, B.A., student pastor of the United church, in the presence of hundreds of friends, associates and acquaintances. Favorite hymns rendered by the choir were Sands of Time Are Sinking, There Is A Happy Land, There Is No Night In Heaven.


MacIver Mrs. James C. MacIver Sydney Post Record p 7 4/5/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, April 4 - The funral service of the late Mrs James C MacIver, whose death occurred at an early hour on Tuesday morning, April 2nd was held this afternoon in Greenwood United church, conducted by her pastor, Rev John MacKinnon. The church was filled to capacity by people from far and near and of all denominations who came to pay their last respects to a woman who was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her pastor spoke very feelingly of the many pleasing qualities of the deceased. The surviving members of the family are her husband, two daughters and three sons, Mrs J K Morrison, Red Head; Miss Margaret, William, Henry and Dannie at home, one sister, Mrs Dan Watson, Boston. The pall bearers were John P MacLeod, Jr, John W MacFarlane, Murdoch MacRae, John Dennison, Archy Ferguson, Dave MacQuarrie. Interment was made in the family lot in Greenwood cemetery.


MacIvor Vernon Donnell MacIvor Sydney Post Record p 10 4/18/1936 R. Fraser The funeral of Vernon D MacIvor aged 2 years and 3 months, was held from the home of his parents Mr and Mrs Dan H MacIver Millville, on Thursday afternoon. The service was conducted at the family home by Rev M N MacDonald, speaking words of comfort to the bereaved ones. Hymns sung were When He Cometh and Safe In the Arms Of Jesus after which the lengthy cortege proceeded to the beautiful Big Bras d'Or cemetery where the little body was laid to rest. The pall bearers were John MacAskill, Kenneth MacAskill, Hector MacKenzie and Donald MacAulay. Little Vernon who was an unusually attractive child, passed away on Tuesday morning after several weeks illness. The beautiful floral tributes, cards, telegrams and letters of sympathy received testified in no small measure the sympathy felt for the bereaved family.


MacKay Roderick MacKay Sydney Post Record p 6 11/20/1934 R. Fraser Little Bras d'Or, Nov 19 - This community and surrounding district was saddened this afternoon when Roderick MacKay passed away at his home Little Bras d'Or Bridge following eight weeks illness. Mr MacKay although in failing health for several weeks his passing came as a distinct shock to the immediate family and a large circle of friends. Born at Groves Point, Boularderie, 62 years ago he left his native home to engage in the meat and grocery business at Sydney Mines where he carried on a thriving business and made a host of friends in that community. In 1908 he moved with his family to Little Bras d'Or Bridge where they constructed the post office and operated an up to date garage. He leaves to survive his widow, one son and three daughters, Alexander and Marjorie at home, Mrs James D MacKay, Detroit, and Mrs Alexander MacLeod, North Sydney, to whom the Post Record join in expressing deep sympathy. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacKay Mary MacKay Sydney Post Record p 10 5/29/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, May 28 - The death of Mrs Mary MacKay occurred May 21 at the home of her son John D MacKay, Upper Baddeck River. The deceased was born at North River, Victoria County eighty four years ago and was the only surviving member of the family of Kenneth and Christine(Morrison) MacLeod, pioneer residents of the North River district. although confined to her room for the past three years the deceased was not seriously ill until recently. She was a devout christian woman who will be sincerely missed in the home and community. Besides her son she is survived by one daughter Miss Annie MacKay at home. The funeral service was conducted by Rev J D MacDonald of Baddeck Forks. The pall bearers were M W MacLeod, Dan Morrison, Duncan Buchanan, Angus MacLeod, John MacLennan, Neil MacKay. Interment was in Upper Baddeck cemetery.


MacKay John MacKay Sydney Post Record p 6 7/10/1935 R. Fraser North Sydney, July 9 - Residents of north Cape Breton will learn with profound regret the passing of John MacKay, formerly of Little Bras d'Or, whose death occurred in Boston on Sunday following a comparatively short illness. The late Mr MacKay was for several years employed with Vooght Brothers town, and also operated a livery stable at Sydney Mines prior to his departure for Boston where he and his family have since resided. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, Louis, Fred and Charles in Boston and a sister, Mrs Belle McKinnon of Boularderie. Mrs Charles Meloney of this town and Mrs Rod MacKay, Little Bras d'Or are sisters in law of the deceased.


MacKay Edward MacKay Sydney Post Record p 9 11/9/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, Nov 4 - The funeral service of the late Edward MacKay, whose death occurred on Friday night, was held in Knox Presbyterian church following a brief service at the home on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3rd, attended by a large number of people from the Sydneys, where he was well known. The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev A W R MacKenzie, assisted by Rev John MacNeil. Choir members of both churches united in leading the singing of favorite hymns by Messrs A N McKenzie and Malcolm MacLean. The floral offerings were numerous and lovely, bearing mute testimony of the high respect in which the late Mr MacKay was held. The deceased was born at Big Baddeck eighty three years ago, son of pioneer settlers, the late Mr and Mrs Alexander MacKay. About forty years ago he moved from Big Baddeck to Baddeck with his family and since that time has resided here where he held the esteem of all who knew him. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian church and in politics a staunch Liberal. Besides his widow, who was Jessie Fraser of Boularderie before marriage, he is survived by two sons and two daughters, namely, John MacKay, in the Canadian West, who with his family, visited his parents a couple of years ago; Wilson MacKay, New York, who also visited here a year ago; Mrs Hazen Moulton, Ottawa, who spent last winter at home, and Mrs F J MacCharles, with whom he lived. Two sisters, Mrs James Hartigan and Mrs Charles Ross of Whitney Pier and numerous nieces and nephews survive. The pall bearers were all old friends of the deceased, Capt Dan MacRae, and the Messrs Norman MacIvor, Philip MacLeod, Angus MacKenzie, Rod MacLeod, Charles MacCurdy. The remains were taken to Big Baddeck for burial followed by a large number of cars to the cemetery.


MacKeigan Charles W. MacKeigan Sydney Post Record 12/26/1933 Donald Snow Stricken with a heart seizure about 7 o'clock last evening, Charles MacKeigan, formerly of Marion Bridge, but employed for some time at Halifax, died last night. In addition to his widow and three children in Halifax, he is survived by his parents, three brothers and a sister at Marion Bridge. The remains will arrive in the city by train tomorrow morning with interment at Marion Bridge. Sydney Post Record Jan 4, 1933 MARION BRIDGE, Jan 2 - The community was shocked on Tuesday morning, on learning of the sudden passing of Charles W. MacKeigan of Halifax. Mr. MacKeigan was apparently in his usual good health until Monday evening when he was suddenly stricken with heart failure. Deceased was well and ------- known in Marion Bridge having lived here as a boy. He is survived by his widow who accompanied the remains here, three children, Billy, Charles and Phylis, Halifax. His aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter MacKeigan, three brothers, Johnny, Dan and Thompson, one sister, Mrs. Wm. MacDonald, residing in Marion Bridge. The funeral was held from the home of his parents on Thursday afternoon under the auspices of the A. F. and A. M., of which he was a member. Rev. R.A.Ross of the United Church. Bill Kennedy, of Sydney and Angus J. MacDonald of Glace Bay officiating. Many grieving friends and relatives gathered to pay their final respects to one who was so highly regarded. The many floral offerings testifying to the esteem in which the late Mr. MacKeigan was held. Scores of cars followed the funeral possession to Riverview cemetery where interment was made. The graveside services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Ross. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family


MacKenzie Mrs. H. H. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 2 3/20/1933 R. Fraser MRS MCKENZIE IS LAID TO REST North Sydney, March 18 - The funeral of Mrs H H MacKenzie was held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from St John’s Anglican church. After service by Rev John Stead the cortege proceeded to Lakeside cemetery where interment took place. The pall bearers were S E Earle, William Earle, B R Rice, W N Rice, W Spracklan and R W Bedwin. The remains of Mrs MacKenzie arrived here from Canso last night for burial. The deceased has been living there for the past number of years with Mr and Mrs John Dunning who accompanied the body here. The deceased is the wife of the late H H MacKenzie, who before his death was proprietor of the Vendome hotel here which was destroyed by the big fire in 19??.


MacKenzie Muriel Ruth MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 10/18/1933 R. Fraser On Sunday the 8th the death occurred at her home on Richardson avenue of Muriel Ruth MacKenzie, wife of W A MacKenzie, Commercial Traveller. The late Mrs MacKenzie was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Alex Gillis of George’s River, C.B. and was born at George’s River on the 8th of November, 1895. Besides her husband, she left a nine year old daughter, Mona Callia and an infant daughter two months old. Her funeral services, which were simple and impressive, were conducted on Tuesday the 10th by Rev Mr Aikten of St Andrew’s United church assisted by Dr Pringle, St Andrew’s United church choir rendered the hymns Abide With Me, and Lead Kindly Light, whilst the song Trees, a great favorite of the deceased, and which she regarded as a hymn, was rendered by Mr James Bancks. Two sisters also survive, Mrs J K Ross and Mrs James P Nuttall, as well as one brother, John A Gillis. The pall bearers were S A MacKenzie, Wilson Gillis, Major J W Maddin, K.C., F A Grant, Lawrie Rigby an George MacArthur.


MacKenzie Anna MacKenzie Sydney newspaper 1/18/1934 R. Fraser North Sydney, Jan 18 -- The death occurred suddenly in Chicago on Friday of Miss Anna MacKenzie, formerly of North Sydney, who graduated as deaconess from the Moody Bible School and was engaged in mission work in Chicago. She was born at Boularderie, 62 years ago and is survived by five sisters,[name omitted] North Sydney, Mrs J C Beaton and Mrs M D McLeod. Sydney, Mrs Jessie Munro, Boularderie, Mrs. Margaret Lee, Manchester, D. K. MacKenzie, North Sydney and Murdoch MacKenzie, California. The late Rev. Kenneth Munro, who died in Montreal two years ago, was a nephew. The funeral was held in Chicago Sunday.


MacKenzie George MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 1/18/1934 Norma Day Sydney Mines, January 17 - The death of George MacKenzie, aged 68, occurred at his home on Vickers Lane this morning after an illness extending over a lengthy period. Mr. MacDonald had been employed as head carpenter at Princess Colliery for over thirty years and was widely known throughout the district. Up until ill health forced his retirement several months ago he was about his tasks daily. Mr. MacKenzie came to Sydney Mines about forty years ago from Boularderie where he was born, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Alex MacKenzie. During his residence here he acquired a wide circle of friends among whom he was held in highest esteem. He was an active worker for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and his death will be keenly felt by his fellow members. He is survived by his wife and two adopted daughters, Mary & Harriet. The funeral will be held from his late residence Friday afternoon the Rev. Quincy A McDowell officiating. January 24, 1934 - Friends Pay Final Tribute To Well-Known Citizen Sydney Mines, January 22 - The funeral of the late George MacKenzie was held from his residence on Vickers Lane on Friday afternoon and although the weather was disagreeable it was well attended. Rev. Quincey A McDowell officiated at the home and the grave side. The favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, The Lord Is My Shepherd, and Oh Safe to the Rock,. Miss Rachel MacLean was accompanist. The pall bearers were: A Ross Fraser, Robert W Brown, John Hayes, George Hayes, Hugh Charles MacLean, Prescott Roper. The late Mr. MacKenzie was born at Boularderie 62 years ago, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Alex McKenzie. When quite a young man he moved to the Western States where he spent several years returning to Sydney Mines about 39 years ago, where he married Miss Emma Brown, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Brown of Sydney Mines. He is survived by his wife and two daughters: Mary Anna Bell & Harriet. Interment was made in Brookside Cemetery in the Brown family lot.


MacKenzie Mrs. John A. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 3/29/1934 R. Fraser North Sydney March 28 - Mrs John A MacKenzie, 58, a life long resident of Boularderie Centre, died suddenly at the family home on Saturday following a paralytic stroke, the news of which shocked her many friends in this town. The deceased had been in good health up until the time she suffered the shock which a short time later caused her demise. Besides a host of friends in northern Cape Breton she is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs Jessie MacNeil, of New York, who arrived home Tuesday, and Miss Lena residing at home also one son Lauchlin. Sydney Post Record p 6, Thursday March 29 1934 Mrs Neil MacLean, King street, is spending a few days at Boularderie Centre, called there by the death of Mrs John A MacKenzie.


MacKenzie Alexander F MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 11 4/11/1934 R. Fraser Baddeck, April 7 - The death occurred at his home at Middle River of Alexander F MacKenzie at the age of [78?] years. The late Mr MacKenzie was in failing health for the past two years and March 14th suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he passed away the following Tuesday. Besides his widow he is survived by four daughters and four sons. Miss Ena MacKenzie, Hartford, Conn.; Miss Margaret MacKenzie and Mrs Louis Fucey, New York, both of whom arrived home in time for the funeral. Mrs. Daniel MacDermid, Middle River; Farquharson MacKenzie, Oakland, California; Cornelius and Daniel in Alberta and Norman on the homestead, Middle River. The funeral which was largely attended was held on Thursday from Farquharson Memorial Presbyterian Church of which the deceased was a valued elder. The service was conducted by Rev S B Carey, of Baddeck, and interment was made in the family lot in Middle River cemetery.


MacKenzie Mary MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 7/4/1934 R. Fraser The death occurred at her home Nyanza, Victoria Co., of an aged and esteemed resident in the person of Mrs Mary MacKenzie. Of a kind and gentle disposition she will be greatly missed. For the last year she suffered from an internal malady, she bore her suffering with great patience never known to complain through her great suffering. Her husband predeceased her many years ago, left with a family of very young children she worked and strived to bring them up. She is survived by a family of six, Lizzie, Mrs Roderick MacRae, with whom she resided; Anna Bell, Mrs Plantigar, Boston, Mass., and by four sons, Alex in the U.S.A.; John at Middle River, Charles and Dan at Nyanza; also by two sisters Mrs A F MacRae, Nyanza, Mrs Angus Ferguson of Baddeck and who is at present seriously ill and who has not been informed of her sister's death and by two brothers, John MacNaughton and Duncan MacNaughton, St Patrick's Channel. A J MacNaughton, Glace Bay, is a nephew. The funeral service which was conducted by the pastor of the Presbyterian church at Middle River was very impressive and touching after which the remains were laid to rest beside her husband in the beautiful cemetery at Middle River. This esteemed lady was 79 years of age.


MacKenzie Alexander MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 7/17/1934 R. Fraser Baddeck, Nov 19 - The remains of the late Alexander MacKenzie, last week arrived at Englishtown, on Wednesday. The deceased was born at Englishtown thirty five years ago, a son of the late George MacKenzie and Mrs MacKenzie, now of Boston. Besides a widow and young son, he is survived by his mother, one brother Daniel MacKenzie, and three sisters, Mrs Munroe, Mrs Hulgh[?], Mrs McQuire all of Boston. The remains were accompanied home by his widow, his mother and Mr Munroe. The funeral service was conducted by Mr Gibson of South Gut in the Presbyterian church, which was well filled with relatives and friends, who came to pay their last respects to a man who was well beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was laid to rest in the family plot in Englishtown cemetery on Thursday.


MacKenzie Philip MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 12 10/1/1934 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept 29 - The funeral of the late Philip MacKenzie of Plaister Mines, whose death occurred in the Hamilton Memorial hospital at North Sydney, was held Tuesday from the home and was one of the largest ever seen in this community. The service was conducted by his pastor, Rev John MacKinnon, B.D. , of Baddeck, assisted by Rev James Fraser, of Big Bras d'Or, and Rev D A MacMillan of Louisburg. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung. The deceased who was fifty seven years of age was born at Plaister Mines, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Roderick MacKenzie, and for many years worked in various parts of Canada employed by the Dominion Bridge Company. He was a man of fine character, who was well known and news of his tragic death will be received with deep regret. He was not married and spent the past year at the old home. Last Wednesday while assisting his brother at work in the barn hoisting a hay rack away for the winter, when a hook gave way and the rack crashed down on Mr Mackenzie, crushing his leg a few inches above the knee. Dr MacMillan of Baddeck was called and after giving first aid took the injured man to that hospital. Several people from Baddeck saw him on Friday and Saturday. He seemed very bright, so news of his passing came as a great shock to everybody. The remains arrived at Baddeck on the S S Lakeview, on Monday accompanied by his sister and cousin Mr Frank MacKay, of Sydney Mines. He is survived by one sister, Miss Josie MacKenzie, Plaister Mines, three brothers, Hugh MacKenzie, Secretary of the United Church Mission in Tiensin, North China; Malcolm MacKenzie, with the Dominion Bridge Company, Montreal and John P MacKenzie on the old homestead. The service at the graveside in Highland cemetery, Baddeck Bay was conducted by the Masons of St Mark's Lodge Baddeck, of which he was a faithful member. The pall bearers were: J K MacKenzie, Philip MacLeod, Malcolm MacLeod, Kennie MacRitchie, Dan MacRae, L E MacDonald. PHILIP MCKENZIE North Sydney, Sept 24 - After a short illness the death of Phillip McKenzie occurred at Hamilton hospital on Sunday. The late Mr McKenzie was a native of Plaster Mines, Victoria county, and received an injury several days ago which resulted in his death as above stated. The deceased is survived by three brothers, Hugh, secretary of the United Church mission China; Malcolm in Quebec; John, and one sister, Josephine at home. The remains were forwarded to his home this morning. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 25 Sept 1934 p 6]


MacKenzie Margaret MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 7 11/8/1934 R. Fraser The death occurred Wednesday morning of Mrs Margaret MacKenzie at her home, 36 Morrison street. Deceased had been ailing for over a year but passed away quietly on Wednesday morning. She was the wife of the late Peter McKenzie, formerly of Beechmont, C.B., but resided in Sydney for the past 30 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs W H Richards (Margaret) and three sons, Alex, Dan and Jack and one sister, Mrs A Andrews, all residing in Sydney. The funeral will take place at one o'clock Friday from the residence of her son, Alex MacKenzie, 33 Morrison St. Burial will be made at Beechmont cemetery. [Although on same page, these obits contain different info for the same person] MRS MARGARET MACKENZIE The death occurred yesterday at her home, 36 Morrison street, of Mrs Margaret MacKenzie, aged and esteemed resident of this city. She was 84 years old, and had been in ailing health for the past two years and was confined to her bed for the past eight months. Her husband predeceased her about four years ago, and surviving are three sons, Alex F, John T, and Dan P, also one daughter, Mrs B Richards, Park street. She was a native of Whycocomagh, and interment will be made at Beechmont, C.B. Friday afternoon, funeral to leave the house about 1:30 o'clock.


MacKenzie Josie MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 2/6/1935 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Feb 5 - The death occurred on Sunday afternoon of Miss Josie MacKenzie at the home of her brother Duncan MacKenzie, Florence, after a long illness. The deceased was born at Boularderie seventy seven years ago, and was well and favorably known in Florence and surrounding districts. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, interment being at Brookside cemetery. Rev Quincey A McDowell, pastor of St Andrews Presbyterian church, Sydney Mines officiated at the service at the home and the graveside.


MacKenzie Sarah MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 3/9/1935 R. Fraser The death occurred at the home of her daughter Mrs Daniel McCuaig, Rigby Road of Mrs Sarah MacKenzie age 90 years, widow of the late Roderick MacKenzie. Mrs MacKenzie was born at Boularderie, C.B. She leaves to mourn two sons and one daughter, Geo. W MacKenzie of Torrence, California, Howard P MacKenzie of Boston and Mrs Daniel McCuaig this city. Also two brothers survive, Neil and Dan Patterson of Boularderie. Funeral announcement will be given later. No flowers by request.


MacKenzie Mrs. James J. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 5/18/1935 R. Fraser REGRET DEATH OF WELL KNOWN LADY North Sydney, May 17 - There occurred recently at Hillside, Boularderie, the death of Mrs James J MacKenzie, one of the best known and highly respected residents of the community. The deceased had been in her usual good health and able to carry out her usual household duties when she was stricken with illness that caused her demise. She leaves to survive her husband one daughter and four sons all residing at home, one of the former being seriously ill at the time of her death with pneumonia, but who is now showing some improvement. The funeral was one of the largest seen here for some time and was conducted by Rev N J Thomas, of Wilson United church, Florence, assisted by Rev James Fraser, pastor of Drummond church, Big Bras d'Or. Interment was made in Big Bras d'Or cemetery. The many floral offerings and cards of sympathy received by the bereaved family bore beautiful testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held. The family express appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown during the illness and subsequent death of wife and mother.


MacKenzie Daniel L. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 9/3/1935 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Sept 3 - Death claimed one of the leading and highly respected citizens on Sunday in the person of Daniel L MacKenzie after a long illness, which he bore with great patience. Born at Plaister Mines, sixty five years ago he was for a number of years employed as construction foreman for Dominion Steel Co. at Marble Mountain. Coming to Sydney Mines twelve years ago during which period he has carried on a shoe repairing business. Of a quiet and retiring manner, he was a good citizen, a true friend and a devoted Christian. A member of Carman United church, he has been in failing health for several months and although a great sufferer, bore it all with great patience. Surviving are his widow and one daughter, Mrs Weston Pringle; four sisters, Mrs Mamie MacKay, Sydney Mines; Mrs Arthur Munro and Mrs Sadie MacLeod, Boston; and Mrs Arthur Patty, Indianapolis, and one brother Philip, residing in Ohio. Funeral service was held from his late residence, Main street, this evening at 8 o'clock, Rev C Windsor officiating. The remains, accompanied by his family left for Marble Mountain Tuesday morning, where interment will be made beside that of his only son who predeceased him several years ago.


MacKenzie Captain J. J. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 2 10/2/1935 R. Fraser WELL KNOWN MARINER DIES Glace Bay, Oct 1 - The death occurred at Jersey Cove, Victoria county, on September 12th, of Captain J. J. MacKenzie, following an illness of three weeks. Born at St Anns eighty two years ago, Captain MacKenzie spent the greater part of his life sailing, and was captain of a boat on the Great Lakes for sixteen years. He was a man of the highest standard in Christian character, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Captain MacKenzie was a member of long standing in the Baddeck Masonic lodge and an elder of North River Presbyterian church. He is survived by his widow, one stepson, Captain John Campbell, master of a steamer sailing the Great Lakes, and one sister, Mrs Brennen of Pictou. The funeral, which was held from his home, was largely attended by a host of relatives and friends from many points in Cape Breton Island. Service was conducted at the home by Rev Mr Murray, of Sydney, assisted by Rev Mr Gibson and Rev A C Fraser. The committal service at the graveside was conducted by the Baddeck Masonic lodge and members from surrounding lodges. The late Captain MacKenzie was known and held in the highest esteem by a large number of Glace Bay residents who were sorry to learn of the passing of this fine old gentleman. Submitted by Maureen McNeil- Friends in Glace Bay will regret to learn of the passing of Capt. J.J.MacKenzie of Jersey Cove whose death occurred some days ago. The deceased was 82 years of age. For many years he captained steamers on the Great Lakes. He is survived by his widow and one stepson, Captain John Campbell. A sister Mrs. Bresson of Pictou also survives. The funeral took place at Baddeck and was very largely attended. The late Capt. MacKenzie was a member of the Masonic order and the funeral was held under the auspices of that organization.


MacKenzie Mrs. (Capt) John MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p3 2/1/1936 R. Fraser The remains of Mrs (Capt) John MacKenzie, formerly resident on Woodill street, who died in Flint, Michigan, in Thursday, are expected to arrive in Sydney by Sunday morning’s express for burial on Sunday afternoon from the old homestead on Woodill street. Service is to be held at two o’clock. ATTEND FUNERAL Despite the severity of the weather large numbers turned out on Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mrs (Capt.) J A MacKenzie, well known woman, who died in Flint, Michigan, last week. Service was held at the home of Robert Drake, Woodill street, and at Hardwood Hill cemetery by Rev John MacKinnon, retired Baddeck minister, and favorite hymns of the deceased were sung by St Andrew’s United church choir. Late J K MacKenzie, of Baddeck, is a son of the deceased, and daughters include Miss Ann MacKenzie, of the office of Hon. A S MacMillan, Highway Minister, Halifax, who arrived here on Saturday for the obsequies. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 4 Feb 1936 p 3]


MacKenzie William MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 2 3/16/1936 R. Fraser FINAL TRIBUTE PAID CITIZEN Scores Attend Funeral Of William MacKenzie Glace Bay, March 15 - The funeral of the late William MacKenzie, took place Thursday afternoon from his late residence on Water street. Service at the home was conducted by Rev C R F MacLennan, pastor of Knox United Church and during the service the Knox choir led in the singing of favorite hymns of the deceased. The Lord Is My Sheppard[sic], Abide With Me, and by request Mr Grover Hull very feelingly sang a particular favorite hymn of the late Mr MacKenzie, The Church in the Wildwood. In his funeral oration Rev. Mr MacLennan paid a very fine tribute to the late Mr MacKenzie, referring to his many fine sterling traits of character. The members of Caledonia Orange Lodge marched in the funeral procession and conducted the burial ritual of the Order at the graveside in Greenwood cemetery. The late Mr MacKenzie, who was sixty five years of age had been ill for three months and his death is regretted by a very large circle of friends. He was one of the best known mechanics in Glace Bay and was on the staff of the Coal Company’s machine shop here for many years. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs Lewis Shea and two sisters and a brother. The sisters surviving are Mrs Abe Spencer and Mrs Christopher MacLennan, Winnifred Square. The brother surviving is Executive Fire Chief James W MacKenzie.


MacKenzie John W. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 5/29/1936 R. Fraser Word has been received of the death of John W MacKenzie, of Leicester, Mass., May 3, 1936 after an illness of only a few days. Mr MacKenzie was born at St Georges Channel, Richmond County and is survived by his wife, two sons, Robert and James, and one daughter, Esther, also one brother Benjamin, who lives on the old homestead at St Georges Channel, and two sisters, Mrs M M McKee, of Worcester, Mass., and Mrs Edwin W Johnston of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Sydney, N.S. He was a member of the A.F. and A.M. Lodges of Spencer, Mass., and a member also of the Spencer Grange.


MacKenzie Murdoch MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 6/2/1936 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, June 22 - The death occurred Tuesday morning of Murdoch MacKenzie at his home, Big Bras d'Or, following a brief illness. Born at Boularderie 72 years ago, the deceased was well and favorably known throughout the Island. The funeral will be held Thursday with interment at Man - a - War [sic] Point Cemetery.


MacLean Daniel L MacLean Sydney Post Record p 2 & 5 2/21/1939 R. Fraser WELL KNOWN CITIZEN BURIED Hundreds Pay Final Respects To Late D L MacLean Monday Afternoon Funeral held here yesterday afternoon of Daniel L MacLean, former caretaker of the county courthouse, was largely attended by relatives, friends and acquaintances from all parts of Cape Breton county. His death occurred on Saturday at his residence at Westmount and was learned with deep regret. Service was held at St Andrew’s United church and was jointly conducted by Rev John MacKinnon and Rev L B Campbell, pastor of First United church, in the presence of a well filled auditorium. Private service for the family was held at house by Rev Mr MacKinnon at 11 (Continued on page five) o’clock yesterday morning prior to the remains being removed to St Andrew’s church early in the afternoon. Hymns sung were, “Forever With The Lord,” “Father In Thy Gracious Keeping,” and “The Lord Is My Shepherd” sung in Gaelic by John Campbell. Burial took place in Riverview cemetery and officiating at the graveside were Rev Mr MacKinnon and Rev Mr Langille of Marion Bridge. Floral offerings, messages, cards and other tokens of sympathy received by the bereaved family bore eloquent testimony to the high regard in which the late Mr MacLean was held by all who knew him. Pall bearers were D W MacDonald, Lou Moffatt, George Myers, Ned MacLeod, D A MacDonald and A J MacAulay. Sisters of the deceased whose names were unintentionally omitted from the obituary writeup on Saturday were: Mrs Sarah MacVicar, of this city; Mrs Christopher McKeigan, Ottawa and Miss Flora MacLean of L’Archveque, C.B.


MacNeil Katherine MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 2 2/21/1939 R. Fraser MOURN PASSING OF YOUNG GIRL Miss Katherine MacNeil Succumbs To Brief Illness Popularly known young Sydney girl, Miss Katherine MacNeil, 19, died in the City Annex this morning following an illness of only a few months. A daughter of Mr and Mrs Ronald MacNeil, Havelock street, she took ill in November and was taken to the annex in December where her death occurred about nine o’clock this morning. Possessed of a pleasing and cheerful personality, kind and courteous, she made many friends who will receive the news of her untimely passing with keen regret and will deeply mourn her demise. A graduate of Holy Angels Convent, and of Empire Business College, she was employed in the law office of F Allan Hamilton, barrister, and for a time had been on relieving staff at City Hall. She was also a valued member of the Sodality of the Children of Mary and was active in other organizations in Sacred Heart parish. Besides her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Grace, Tena and Genevieve, two brothers, John and Edward, the latter in Iona, C.B. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacKenzie Mary A. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 5 2/22/1939 R. Fraser Her many friends and acquaintances learned with regret of the sudden death of Mrs Mary A MacKenzie, wife of Kenneth R MacKenzie, River Denys, on February 3rd in her eighty second year. Although an invalid for many and confined to a wheel chair for the last two, her death was unexpected. A daughter of the late Alexander and Ann Matheson of Valley Mills she came to River Denys as a bride fifty four years ago and had resided here ever since. Surviving besides her husband are two daughter, Florence (Mrs Ewan Cameron) and Lexie and one son John Alex. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday Feb 6th by Rev Mr Sproule of the Presbyterian Church of which deceased was a faithful member, assisted by the Rev Mr MacLeod of the United Church. Favorite hymns sung included the “23rd Psalm”, “Asleep In Jesus” and a solo “Meet Me There” in Gaelic by Rev Mr MacLeod, who following Rev Mr Sproule’s address spoke briefly in Gaelic. The esteem in which she was held was evidenced by the throngs who turned out for the funeral, many of whom were unable to gain admittance to the home. The pall bearers were Donald J F Blue, John D MacKenzie, Alex R MacLean, Peter D MacPhail, David Dunphy, Alex H MacLean, Stewart MacIver and Peter MacDonald. To the bereaved family goes out the sympathy of a wide circle of relatives and friends.


MacKinnon Owen Charles MacKinnon Cape Breton Post Page 8 9/22/1944 Norma Day Northside Casualties - Two Killed, One Wounded In Action North Sydney, September 22 - Three more names were added to the growing list of Northside casualties today when word was received from the Department of Defense of the death of a North Sydney and Sydney Mines youth and the wounding of another. Pte. Owen Charles MacKinnon, 20, according to word received by his father has been "officially" reported to have died on September -blurred- from wounds received in action. He was a son of Hector MacKinnon, Edward Street, who operates a barber shop on Commercial Street. Pte. MacKinnon was born and received his education St. Joseph's School here. He was in the service for the past three and one-half years, and after going overseas over one year ago had been in Italy since January of this year, he is survived by father, sister, Miriam, and brother Roland.


MacEwan Mrs. William MacEwan Cape Breton Post Page 8 11/6/1944 Norma Day Sydney Mines, November 4 - The funeral of Mrs. William MacEwan, Sr. was held from her late residence on Clyde Avenue on Saturday afternoon and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. C L Bainbridge, B.A. Th. who gave words of comfort and consolation to the bereaved family. Members of the Clyde Avenue Baptist church choir were in attendance and led in the singing of the favorite hymns, "God Will Take Care of You", and "In The Sweet Bye & Bye". Mr. G A Smith rendered the solo, "Some Day He'll Make It Plain". Prof. A C Fraser was accompanist. Following the service the long cortege proceeded to Brookside Cemetery, where burial took place in the family lot. Rev. Mr. Bainbridge conducted the service at the grave side. The pall bearers were Jacob McDowell, Hector MacGregor, George Mouland, Robert Robertson, Robert MacLean, W Baillee. Many beautiful floral tributes and messages of sympathy were received. The late Mrs. MacEwan was born in Blantyre, Scotland, seventy-one years ago and came to Sydney Mines about forty years ago. She was an active member of Clyde Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, one son, William, employed with the British Canadian Co-operative Soc. Ltd., four daughters: Jessie, Mrs. William Shepherd, Margaret, Mrs. Charles Holmes, residing in Sydney Mines; Mary at home & Ella residing in the United States, but now home.


MacAulay Duncan MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 12 8/19/1938 R. Fraser Glace Bay, Aug 15 - Death occurred this afternoon at 5:30 in the Glace Bay General hospital, of Duncan MacAulay, highly respected and well known resident of Morien. The late Mr MacAulay did not enjoy the best of health for the past few years, being afflicted with a heart ailment. This afternoon he was removed from his home to the General Hospital, where shortly after his admittance his death occurred. The late Mr MacAulay saw service overseas and returned to Canada suffering from trench fever. After recuperating he again enlisted with the 85th Battalion and saw service with that outfit until he received his discharge after the Armistice. Born in Port Morien 69 years ago, the deceased was a blacksmith by trade, and after returning from overseas was employed with Irvine’s Cheap Store, where he worked until the ailment compelled him to take a leave of absence. He is survived by two brothers, Dan and Thomas, both residing in Morien and two sisters, Mrs William (Annie) MacGregor and Margaret, also of Morien. Two brothers of the deceased also saw service overseas, Alex, who was killed in France and John, who died some years ago from injuries received overseas. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, services in United church, Morien and interment in Black Brook cemetery.


MacLeod Norma MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 3 9/7/1938 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept 3 - The death of Mis Norma MacLeod occurred recently in her home at River Bennett, Victoria County. A daughter of Mr and Mrs William MacLeod, the deceased was a young lady of most beautiful character, rich personality and was loved by all who knew her. Although all that could be done for her by skillful doctors and nurses she passed away at the early age of twenty four years. Impressive funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev A C Fraser, who was assisted by Rev M D MacLeod. A solo was rendered by Ross MacAulay and favorite hymns were sung by the choir.


MacLeod Christina MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 8 2/8/1945 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Feb. 7 - Death in Harbor View Hospital at an early hour this morning of Mrs. Christina MacLeod, one of this town’s most respected residents and a woman who was prominent in the work and activities of the L. T. B. A. in the Province of Nova Scotia, will be learned of with deep regret. The deceased, who was the widow of the late Charles D. MacLeod, who died three years ago, was born at Point Clear, Southside Boularderie 63 years ago and was a daughter of Mrs. Mary MacKenzie and the late Hector MacKenzie. A resident of this town for most of her life, she was appointed to the office of Provincial Right Worshipful Grand Mistress L. T. B. A. for the Province of Nova Scotia at the last Grand Lodge session of this Order. She had for many years been an active member of the L. T. B. A. Success Lodge No. 143, and held the office of Past Worshipful Mistress for this Lodge, and also Past District Mistress. At the last Grand Lodge session she was elected Provincial Right Grand Mistress L. T. B. A. [ ??] Nova Scotia. She also held the position of Worshipful Mistress for Queen Mary Juvenile Lodge, No. 39, Sydney Mines. She was a member of Cann Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F., Daughters of Nova Scotia, and a life member of Carmen United church and active in its various organizations. Saturday she became ill and was removed to Harbor View Hospital, where she died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Surviving are one son Donald of the C.N.R. residing on Oxford Ave., Sydney Mines, and two daughters, Mrs. Fred Martin, of East Braintree, Mass. and Mrs. Edward Polley of Los Angeles, Calif., her aged mother, Mrs. Mary MacKenzie, three brothers, Kenneth at North Sydney, Duncan at Black Rock, and Daniel at Millville. Another brother, Jack, was killed in the First Great War.


MacKichen James Archibald MacKichen Eastern Chronicle, New Glasgow, N.S. 2/8/1945 Carolyn Wallace The funeral service of the late Mr. James Archibald MacKichen, who died at his home at 2726 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C., on January 5th, 1945, in his 79th year, were held in the Mt. Pleasant Undertaking Chapel on Monday afternoon, January 8th, and interment made in Ocean View Burial Park. The beautiful and capacious Chapel was filled. The service was conducted by Rev. F.C. St. Denis, assisted by Rev. W.H. Smith, D.D., an old and intimate friend of the family in both the East and West and who delivered the address. The late Mr. MacKichen came of a pioneering ministerial family. His grandfather was the Rev. Dougald MacKichen, who on his arrival from Scotland, settled in Cape Breton, making his home at River Inhabitants. After a fruitful ministry there he removed to Barney's River, Pictou County and which became the scene of his son's Nova Scotia ministry. The son, Rev. Alexander John MacKichen was educated in Scotland and spent his earlier ministry in that Country. He married a Scotch lady and together with their young family eventually turned to Nova Scotia. On their voyage two children died suddenly and were buried at sea to the great grief of their parents. The MacKichen family settled at Barney's River where their active and devoted ministry is still lovingly remembered. On their retirement they lived for a time at New Glasgow, West Side, where two of their daughters, Louisa and Dougalda, died. Eventually they removed to the Upper Provinces. Of the family there remain only Fred, in California; Frank and Mary (Mrs. Lewis Foote) in Winnipeg; and Isa, in Toronto; but more distant relatives are living at the present time in both Pictou and Antigonish Counties.


MacKinnon Owen MacKinnon Sydney Post-Record 2/12/1945 Phil Irons Killed In Action [Caption under a photograph of] Owen MacKinnon, son of City Assessor and Mrs. Charles MacKinnon who has been killed in action while serving with the R.C.A. He had previously been reported missing and last week was officially reported as having been killed on January 26. [Note- anyone who is researching this family is invited to get in touch with me, as Owen was my wife's uncle...]


MacKinnon Dr. T. H. MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 8 2/13/1945 R. Fraser North Sydney, Feb. 12 - Many friends here and elsewhere in Cape Breton will learn with deep regret of the death in New York Saturday of Dr. T. H. MacKinnon, word having been received over the week-end by his sister, Mrs. F. A. Bill, well known Queen Street resident. Dr. MacKinnon, who was a native of Parrsboro, N.S. had with Mrs. MacKinnon, visited in North Sydney on several occasions and had made many friends here and in other sections of Cape Breton. He was a son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Duncan MacKinnon and had resided in New York for the past 40 years. In addition to his widow, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Bill here, and one sister in Greenwich, N.S. and two in Winnipeg.


MacKenzie Mary A. MacKenzie Syd Post Record 27 Feb p 11 2/21/1945 R. Fraser The death of Mrs. Mary A. MacKenzie, formerly of Florence and Boularderie, occurred at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. N. J. Poole, Clifford St., on Sunday night after a six week’s illness. She was born at Beinn Bhreagh, Baddeck, 90 years ago, a daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. Murdock MacAulay, and was the widow of Hector MacKenzie, Boularderie Centre. She was a kind and generous neighbor and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn their loss three sons, Kenneth, with whom she resided the past nine months, Dan at Millville, and Duncan at Black Brook[sic], also 18 grandchildren. A son Jack, a daughter Mrs. Charles D. MacLeod (Tena), and seven brothers predeceased her. The funeral service was held at the residence, Clifford st., on Wednesday afternoon. Burial took place in Man O’ War Point cemetery in the family lot. Sympathy of their many friends is offered members of the bereaved family. [no date] [1945][from index: died 21 Feb 1945 Syd Post Record 27 Feb p 11]


MacLellan Dan MacLellan Sydney Post Record p 3 3/7/1945 R. Fraser Glace Bay, March 7 - The death of Dan MacLellan, Pitt st., occurred this morning at St. Joseph’s hospital following a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus MacLellan and was 58 years of age. For he past eight years he was underground manager of Caledonia Colliery. Mr. MacLellan is survived by two sons, Joseph and Frederick, and one daughter, Mary, all residing at home, and three brothers, Arthur, Robert and Charles at Caledonia. Mrs. MacLellan predeceased him 16 years ago.


MacNeil Rev. Roderick MacNeil Eastern Chronicle, New Glasgow, N.S. 3/8/1945 Carolyn Wallace REV. RODERICK MacNEIL A memorable prelate of the Roman Catholic Church died on Monday at St. Martha's Hospital where he had been a patient during a long illness. He was a Cape Bretoner by birth and served as parish priest in many parishes. His latest charge was St. Joseph's parish where he was responsible for the erection of a new brick edifice to take the place of the one destroyed by fire. He was 53 years in the Christian ministry and celebrated the golden jubilee of his induction into the priesthood, three years ago. He was greatly valued wherever he was located and held in high esteem for his ministry and his social qualities. He was a violinist of parts and revelied in Scottish music. He had a fragrant memory and one revered by many parishoners in Eastern Nova Scotia.


MacDonald Johanna MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 3/9/1945 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, March 8 - The death occurred at Millville, Boularderie Tuesday March 6 of Miss Johanna MacDonald, one of the oldest residents of this district, following a short illness. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John MacDonald and was born at Boularderie 89 years ago and had lived there all her life. She was the last surviving member of her family. The funeral will be held Friday, with burial at Black Rock cemetery.


MacNeil Stephen B. MacNeil Sydney Post Record 3/28/1945 Maureen McNeil Mourn Death of Stephen B. MacNeil Glace Bay, March 27, - Stephen B. MacNeil, chief inspector of mines in Cape Breton for the provincial government died at the family home on Victoria Street about 2:30 this morning following a stroke which he suffered shortly after he retired last night. Mr. MacNeil was a veteran of the mining industry and for many years was regarded as an outstanding authority on mining methods. Keenly interested in the industry, Mr. MacNeil possessed an extensive knowledge of Cape Breton's coal deposits and his advice was in constant demand. A native of Port Morien, Mr. MacNeil was 80 years of age. He enjoyed excellent health until suddenly stricken last night and his totally unexpected passing has occasioned widespread regret throughout the colliery districts. He was about his duties at the local office of the mine department yesterday as usual and during the evening gave no indication of illness. His mining career began in his native Morien where he secured work as a young boy at the old Blockhouse pit. Within a few years operations were suspended at that mine and the majority of men gravitated to Caledonia in Glace Bay. WENT TO VANCOUVER - Mr. MacNeil worked for a time in Caledonia when the hand pick was the sole method of recovering coal. While still a youth he decided to do some traveling and he went to Vancouver Island. For ten years, he worked in the mines there. The output of those colleries was sold chiefly to Portland, Oregan and San Franciso. During those years the lumber trade was developed with Australia and vessels from that port came to the western states seeking cargo. On the way out the boats bought caol for ballast and this was sold at a price much cheaper that the Vancouver Island coal. The result was that the mines in Vancouver Island were gradually closed and Mr. MacNeil decided to find other employment. TO CALIFORNIA - He went to California, where for two years was employed in the lumber industry and then he returned to Vancouver. He was there in 1897 when the Klondyke gold rush began and he followed the trek to the north. He remained in the gold fields for four years and as a souvenier, Mr. MacNeil always wore a small gold nugget on his watch chain. He was back in British Columbia in 1901 and the following year he returned to Glace Bay. On his return here he secured work at Caledonia, where machinery had been introduced. Mr. MacNeil was familiar with mining machinery at that time, as he had worked with similar equipment in the west. HEADED UNION - While employed at Caledonia he was elected Grand Master of the Provincial Workmen's Association, the leading labour union in the district, in those days. He held this office for a period of fifteen years. Shortly after the P.W.A. passed out of existence, Mr.MacNeil was named Safety Inspector by the Dominion Coal Company. Five years later, his brother, J.J. MacNeil, who was a deputy inspector for the provincial government, accepted the position of Superintendent of the New Waterford district with the company and Mr. MacNeil was appointed to that vacancy. That was twenty years ago and Mr. MacNeil remained in the position ever since. For the last several years he has been Chief Government Inspector for the Cape Breton Mines. Widely known and highly respected, the late Mr. MacNeil took a prominent part in a number of organizations. A devout member of St. Anne's parish, he was keenly interested in the work of St. Margaret's Council, Scottish Catholic Society, and the C.M.B.A. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Dominion Coal Workers Relief Association, for many years, representing the Provincial government. His passing will be a district loss in the mining industry and his advice and council will be missed by many. The funeral will be held from the family home on Victoria St. Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be conducted at St. Annes's Church with burial in St. Anne's Cemetery. His wife predeceased by a number of years and surviving are four daughters, and one son. They are Mrs. V.E. MacCormack, Main Street; Mrs. Richard Spracklyn and Miss Catherine MacNeil at home and Mrs. Adrian Timmons, New Waterford, and Francis MacNeil, Duke St. Two sons, George and Michael died some years ago. Michael MacNeil, School Street and Mrs. Pat Casey, South Street are a brother and sister of the deceased. The funeral will be under the direction of Curry's Funeral Home.


MacLeod John MacLeod
12/27/1943 R. Fraser JOHN MACLEOD, 73, OF UPPER LEITCHES CREEK PASSES North Sydney, Dec 27 - The death occurred on Saturday afternoon of John MacLeod, 73, well known and esteemed farmer of Upper Leitches Creek. He was stricken with a stroke while working in the field, Thursday afternoon and never regained consciousness. His passing will be mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons, John R in Sydney, Angus at home. Five daughters, Mrs William R MacKenzie, of Leitches Creek; Mrs John MacDonald, Beechmont; Mrs Anthony Gillinski, Montreal; Mrs Marion MacPhail, Boston; Mrs Miss Sadie MacLeod in Wolfville. Also two brothers, James and Neil at Leitches Creek; three sisters, Miss C MacLeod, Mrs Margaret Davis, both in Boston; Mrs Lena Johnson, Leitches Creek. Funeral arrangements later.


MacNeil Mrs. John J. MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 12/28/1943 R. Fraser The death occurred at Piper's Cove, C.B. December 17th of Mrs John J MacNeil, well known and esteemed resident of that district. She was 73 years old and her passing followed several months of indifferent health. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters,: Mrs Matthias MacLean of Sydney; Mrs D J MacNeil of Christmas Island; Mary, Margaret and an adopted daughter Annie McLeod at home; one son, Malcolm, also at home. Two children predeceased her.


MacPherson Mrs. John H. MacPherson Sydney Post Record p 3 12/28/1943 R. Fraser The death occurred in Montreal of Mrs John H MacPherson, sister of Mrs A M Crofton, of St Peter's Road, this city. her quiet passing took place yesterday.


MacDonald John Alex MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 12/28/1943 R. Fraser The funeral of John Alex MacDonald, of Gabarus Lake, was held on Friday morning from the residence of Mr and Mrs Arthur MacDonald, 83 King's Road, and was largely attended. Service at the house was conducted by Rev C M Nicholson, pastor of St Andrew's United Church, who also officiated at the graveside. Burial was at Gabarus Lake. Hymns sung were, "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and "Abide With Me." M R MacLeod was heard in a Gaelic solo, "Meet Me There." There were many beautiful floral offerings and numerous cards, letters and other tributes of sympathy received. The pall bearers were Donald MacKenzie, John Holmes, Angus MacQuarrie, Alex MacLeod, John M MacDonald and Alex MacLeod.


MacRae Rachel MacRae
9/15/1943 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept. 15 – There passed away peacefully, Monday morning at 4 o’clock, Mrs. Rachel MacRae, wife of the late Captain Daniel MacRae of Baddeck. The deceased, aged 70, was the former Rachel MacDonald of North Cape Breton. She resided in Baddeck most of her life where she held the respect of her wide circle of friends. Being in comparatively good health she passed quietly while sleeping. Survivors are daughters, Mrs. Murdock J. MacDermid of Baddeck, Mrs. Ollie Saunders of Bridgewater, N.S., one sister, Mrs. Joseph Daye of Jeddore, N.S. The late Mrs. MacRae was predeceased by her husband four years ago and by her daughter Isabel nine years ago. [no date] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Year is 1943. Died 13 SEP 1943. Published Sydney Post Record 16 SEP 1943]


MacLellan Sarah MacLellan Sydney Post Record p 3 2/9/1944 R. Fraser The death took place February 2nd last, at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Farquharson, Cabot St., Sydney, of Mrs Sarah MacLellan, relict of the late Peter MacLellan of Gillis Cove, Inverness County. Mrs MacLellan was born at Trout Brook, Mira, Dec 21st, 1856, the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Norman MacIsaac of that place and was the last remaining member of that family. She was married in Boston, Mass., Oct. 17, 1885 to the late Peter MacLellan of Gillis Cove, C.B., and resided there until the death of her husband several years ago. Older residents of Orangedale and district will recall many and pleasant memories of happy hours spent with this beloved couple at their home. She was a woman of sterling character and was beloved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, Orangedale and was always active in the work of that congregation. Services were held Thursday evening at the Lowden’s Funeral Home, Sydney, and were conducted by Rev Dr McCullough Thompson of the Presbyterian Church, Sydney, assisted by members of the choir of that church and Mr Malcolm R MacLeod who rendered a beautiful Gaelic solo. Services in Gaelic and English were held at the old homestead, Gillis Cove Friday afternoon and were in charge of Rev a D MacKinnon of the Presbyterian church, Little Narrows, assisted by the Rev D J MacLeod of the United church, Orangedale, who spoke feelingly of the worth and character of this beloved lady. Favorite hymns of the deceased, “The 23rd Psalm” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” were sung, also a Gaelic solo by Rev M MacLeod. She was buried in the family plot at Orangedale, services at the graveside being conducted by the Rev Mr MacLeod. Evidence of the esteem in which this lady was held was attested to by the numerous and beautiful floral pieces sent by friends of the family and from several departments of the locat Steel plant, also many letters and cards of sympathy. She is survived by one son, Stewart residing on the old homestead at Gillis Cove, also two daughters, Mrs Angus MacDougall of Boston, Mass., and Mrs John Farquharson, Cabot Street, Sydney.


MacRae Jessie MacRae Sydney Post Record p 8 2/9/1944 R. Fraser MACRAE-ON FEBRUARY 9, 1944 AT HER home 809 Avenue A, north, Mrs. Jessie MacRae passed away at the age of 95. She was a member of the Knox United Church. Surviving are four sons, J.P. MacRae of Montreal, R. D. and R. J MacRae of Saskatoon, Flt Lt. Frank Mac Rae of R. C. A. F. overseas, and two daughters, Jessie A. Mac Rae of Saskatoon and Mrs. S. J. Pearson of Hanley Sask. The funeral service will be held Friday, February 11 at 2 P.M., from the chapel of the Saskatoon Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Hall will officiate. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery. [courtesy of Mary Ann Burrows]


MacLennan John MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 3 2/21/1944 R. Fraser FORMER RESIDENT OF WESTMOUNT PASSES IN U.S. Word has been received here of the death of John MacLennan at his residence in Los Angeles, California. Born at Westmount March 6th, 1859, he was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Kenneth MacLennan and was well known in the C.B. district where the news of his passing will be learned with deep regret. After doing business in Sydney he moved to Portland, Oregon and later to Walla Walla, Washington where he resided until he retired then moving to Los Angeles. He is survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters. Relatives in this city include Mrs F W Morley and A P MacLennan, Westmount. A sister, Mrs John C Coleman lives at Jamesville, Wisconsin.


MacLean Mary MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 10/15/1945 R. Fraser North Sydney, Oct. 15 - The death of Miss Mary MacLean occurred Sunday night at her residence on Pierce street here. The deceased was well known here and in the district and her passing will be regretted and mourned by a host of friends and acquaintances. Surviving are her sisters, Josie MacLean of North Sydney, Mrs. Norman MacLeod, Kendall street, Sydney; one brother, W. H. MacLean at Boularderie Centre. Funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon. Interment at Man O’ War Point cemetery, Boularderie. North Sydney, Oct. 22 - The funeral of Miss Mary MacLean took place from her late residence on Pierce street to St. Giles Presbyterian church. Services were conducted by Rev. H. L. Jost and were largely attended by members of the different organizations, and sorrowing relatives and friends from town and surrounding districts. Rev. Mr. Jost in his address paid tribute to the character of the deceased and her work, especially in the Women’s Missionary Society of which she had been a life member and the Ladies Aid Society. A duet was rendered by Rev. Mr. Most and William Stagg. “There’s No Disappointment in Heaven.” Following the service the cortege proceeded to Boularderie where interment took place in Man- of - War Point cemetery. Service at the graveside was conducted by Rev. James Fraser. Pall bearers were R. B. Christie, J P Morrison, Henry Gallop, C F Gardiner, A C MacKay and Melvin Gallop. The wealth of floral tributes and cards received testified in a small manner the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community. Miss MacLean who was 69, passed away after an illness of one month. Born at Boularderie Centre she had lived here for 35 years. Sydney Post Record Tuesday 23 Oct 1945 p 8


MacAskill Mrs Murdock MacAskill Sydney Post Record p 3 6/13/1935 R. Fraser Mrs Murdock MacAskill, a well known and highly respected citizen passed away at her home, 70 Alexander street this morning at 2 o'clock. The deceased was born at Canso Lake 53 years ago. She is survived by her husband, one daughter Margaret, and four sons, Malcolm, Daniel, Archibald and Neil, all of Sydney, also two sisters, Mrs D A MacDonald, Round Lake, and Mrs J A MacLeod, Belfry and one brother, Mr John M Munroe, P.M., of Canso Lake. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacAskill Mary MacAskill Sydney Post Record p 3 8/31/1935 R. Fraser Following a lingering illness, the death occurred at her home, 411 Charlotte street early tonight of Mrs Mary MacAskill, mother of Police Officer Norman MacAskill. She was 69 years old and had lived in this city for many years and to a wide circle of friends and relatives, the news of her death will be keenly regretted. Her husband predeceased her four months ago, and surviving are three daughters, Mrs John MacInnis, North Sydney, Hattie, R.N., at home; Mrs Alice MacDonald, of Richmond, Mass., who was called home on account of the critical illness and subsequent death of her mother; three sons, Angus, Dorchester, Mass.; Kenneth, Burton, Ohio; Norman, at home. Also surviving are four sisters; Mrs Frank Delcher, in Winthrop, Mass.; Mrs Kathryn Ferguson, of Florence, C.B.; Mrs Rod Beaton, of Sydney Mines; Mrs Albert Chadwick, Everett, Mass.; and three brothers, Daniel, Hector and John Campbell, living at Big Bras d'Or. A son, Campbell, was killed at Vimy Ridge, having enlisted with the R.C.R.'s. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon. FUNERAL NOTICE The funeral of Mrs Mary McAskill will be held from the Lowden Funeral home, Sunday, Sept 1st. Service at 1:30 pm. Interment New Harris, Boularderie[sic]. [Sydney Post Record Saturday 31 Aug 1935


MacAulay John D MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 11 2/16/1934 R. Fraser Baddeck, Feb 14 - The death of John D MacAulay, 76, occurred at Baddeck last Thursday after an illness of one months duration. Coming of a typical Scottish family, the late Mr MacAulay was a much loved personality throughout the community, and for many years was elder in the Presbyterian church. Funeral services in Gaelic and English were held last Sunday afternoon, at his late home and in Knox Church, and both services were conducted by Rev S Buchanan Carey, assisted by Rev John MacKinnon and Rev John MacNeil. In addition to his widow, the late Mr MacAulay is survived by four sons and two daughters. The sons are Donald, Mass.; Ian, Boston; MacDougall, Seattle and Charles, Pictou. The daughters surviving are Mrs M D McCharles, R.N., and Catherine, of the Kentville Sanitorium staff. Interment took place at Beinn Bhreagh, within the estate of the late Alexander Graham Bell. Daniel MacAulay of Halifax arrived Saturday evening to attend the funeral of his brother Mr John D MacAulay. [Sydney Post Record Friday 16 Feb 1934 p 11]


MacAulay John D MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 7 2/14/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, Feb 11 - There passed away after several months of illness, at the early age of fifty three years, John D MacAulay, in his home at Englishtown, Tuesday, February 5th. The deceased was a man of fine Christian character whose passing is sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives. His wife predeceased him last March. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father, five daughters and two sons. Len, Mrs A B MacQueen, of Muskegan, Mich., who spent the past two months at home; Mamie, Mrs Smith; Lillian, Mrs N K MacDonald, both of Detroit; Miss [Keet?], of the Telephone Exchange and Miss Isabel, Allister and Donald at home; one sister Mrs Murdock MacDonald, Glace Bay, and one brother, Dan MacAulay, Englishtown. After a brief service in the home, the remains were taken to the United Church which was filled to capacity with relatives and friends form far and near. The service was conducted by Rev A C Fraser of North River Bridge who paid high tribute to the fine character of the deceased. Favorite hymns were sung by the choir and the solo Meet Me There, was beautifully rendered by W Ross MacAulay. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful, bearing mute testimony of the high esteem in which the late Mr MacAulay was held. Among the many flowers were wreaths from members of the family unable to be present, as well as those present, also one from Capt and Mrs William Sellon, Detroit; Capt and Mrs Dan MacDonald, Sydney. Interment was made in Englishtown cemetery. Deepest sympathy is everywhere expressed for this doubly bereaved family.


MacAulay Aulay MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 5 4/10/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, April 8 - The death of Mrs [sic] Aulay MacAulay occurred April 4th, at his home at McAulays, Big Baddeck, after an illness of a few weeks duration. The deceased was born and lived most of his life on the old homestead, seventy seven years ago. He was a man of fine Christian character, and by his kind and gentle disposition endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact. He never married. Surviving are three sisters and three brothers, Miss Mary MacAulay and Mrs MacDonald (Flora), who resided with him. and Mrs Sarah MacLeod, Baddeck Bay; Allan MacAulay, MacAulays; John MacAulay and Murdock MacAulay in the United States. Several brothers predeceased him. The funeral service was conducted in the home on Saturday afternoon by Rev J D Nelson MacDonald of St Andrew's United church, Baddeck Forks, who spoke in the Gaelic language. The funeral was one of the largest seen at Big Baddeck for many years. Burial was in Upper Baddeck cemetery.


MacAulay Murdock MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 12 12/7/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, Dec 3 - News of the death of Murdock MacAulay in his home at Cherry Creek, Nevada on November 15 was received recently by members of his family. The deceased was born at Big Baddeck, 83 years ago and in 1875 left Cape Breton for Nevada where he has resided ever since. His wife predeceased him fifteen years ago. He is survived by two brothers and three sisters, John MacAulay, Seattle; Allan MacAulay, Miss Mary MacAulay, Mrs Flora MacDonald, Big Baddeck; Mrs Sarah MacLeod, Baddeck Bay. This is the second bereavement the family have suffered this year, another brother Aulay MacAulay having passed away at Big Baddeck a few months ago.


MacAulay Douglas MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 3 6/2/1936 R. Fraser Friends in this city of W L Ormond, will regret to learn of the death of his son in law Douglas MacAulay, 34, insurance broker, of Toronto, which occurred suddenly in Montreal Sunday night. He is survived by his widow (nee Molly Ormond) and two children.


MacBurney Robert MacBurney Sydney Post Record p 6 2/8/1934 R. Fraser There passed away at Ross Ferry, Boularderie, on February 1st, a citizen highly respected and greatly beloved in the person of Robert MacBurney, aged 71. The late Mr MacBurney with his wife who was Miss MacFarlane of Kempt Head, Boularderie, moved a few years ago from Boston, Mass., to Ross Ferry where he conducted a general store until the time of his death. Deceased had been in ill health for some time but was able to be about and to attend to his business until the end. Came, suddenly, and unexpectedly. Besides his wife he is survived by five brothers, three of whom reside in Boston, and two in Ireland. The funeral service was held from his late residence on Saturday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. James Fraser who was assisted by Rev M N MacDonald. Deceased was a member of St Mark’s Lodge, No. 25, A.F. & A. M., Baddeck, under whose auspices the funeral was conducted. Interment was made in Man O War Point cemetery.


MacDearmid Mrs Donald MacDearmid Sydney Post Record p 6 8/6/1934 R. Fraser North Sydney, Aug 4 - Funeral service over the remains of Mrs Donald MacDearmid, of Cape Daulphin, took place Sunday with service in St James Presbyterian church. An impressive service was conducted by Rev M N McDonald, assisted by Rev Quincy McDowell, of Sydney Mines. The deceased was one of the best known residents of the community and her passing was learned with profound regret by a large circle of friends. Members of her family were present at her passing including Malcolm, with who she made her home on the old homestead; James of New Campbellton; and Mrs M J McInnis, of Breton Cove, St Ann's.


MacDermid Bella MacDermid Sydney Post Record p 3 3/14/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, March 11 - There passed away at an early hour on Wednesday morning March sixth, Miss Bedda [sic] MacDermid in the home of Mr and Mrs Dan MacDonald, Baddeck Bay after a brief illness. The deceased was the last survivor of one of the first families settling in this community. She had reached the ripe age of 74, and was well and favorably known by young and old in the community where she had lived all her days. She was of a type that is fast vanishing, kind and considerate regarding those whom she knew, and ever mindful of any kindness which came her way, she was ready to assist every need, cause which she could help. Her father Archibald MacAulay [sic] was one of the outstanding elders of the church of his day, and her deep regard for the word of life was no doubt due to the place it had in the family, where she was reared. Her funeral service was conducted in the home by her minister Rev John MacKinnon. She was tenderly cared for by Mr and Mrs MacDonald and was comforted by the presence of her nephew and his wife Mr and Mrs Alex[?] MacDermid who happened to be at home. She was laid to rest in the little cemetery on the old homestead, where lies the dust of the first settlers of the district as well as that of her many relatives and friends.


MacDermid Murdock MacDermid Sydney Post Record p 7 7/30/1936 R. Fraser Baddeck, July 27 - The death of Murdock MacDermid, Sr, on Thursday morning, July 23rd, removed one of the best known and highly respected citizens of the town. He was born at Crowdis Mountain, but for the past forty five years was a resident of Baddeck. His death followed an illness of some months duration, during which time he received the tenderest care possible. He is survived by three daughters and one son, Mary, Mrs John McLennan, Middle River; Miss Rachel MacDermid, R.N., Miss Joan MacDermid, R.N., both of the Suburban General Hospital staff, Pittsburgh, Pa. Miss Rachel spent a month at home when her father became ill and Miss Joan remained with him until the end. Murdock J MacDermid of the White Store staff, Baddeck, one sister, Mrs MacDermid, Middle River. After a brief service at the home on Saturday afternoon the remains were taken to Knox Presbyterian church, of which he was a member and which was filled to capacity with mourning friends. The funeral service was conducted by Rev Lauchlin Beaton of Middle River assisted by Rev J Allison Fraser and Rev John MacNeil of Baddeck and Rev MacIntosh MacLeod of Garden City, New York, all of whom paid high tributes to the life and character of the deceased. The pall bearers were all friends and neighbors. Capt Dan MacRae, W J MacRitchie, N Bethune, D Morrison, John F MacRae and M D MacAskill. Interment was in old Knox cemetery, Bay Road, where his wife was buried forty one years ago. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.


MacDonald John MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 3/25/1933 R. Fraser Baddeck, March 25 - The death of John MacDonald in his home in New York on March ninth was received by members of the family here. The deceased was born at Middle River, Cape Breton about sixty years ago, a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacDonald. Besides his widow and two children he is survived by four brothers and six sisters, Daniel MacDonald and Murdoch MacDonald, Boston; Duncan MacDonald, Kenneth MacDonald, Kenneth MacDonald and Mrs Sampson, West Arichat; Mrs MacIntosh, Baddeck; Mrs Carmichael, Big Baddeck; Mrs Macey, Hunters Mountain; Mrs Blodgett, New Hampshire; Mrs Lord, Providence, Rhode Island. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [1933?]


MacDonald William J. MacDonald
5/3/1933 R. Fraser Baddeck, May 3 - The death occurred April 28th, at Kamloops, B.C., of William J. MacDonald, a native of Baddeck Bay. The deceased, who was about sixty three years of age, was a very highly respected and esteemed citizen of Baddeck Bay. He was appointed postmaster at Baddeck Bay, on the death of his father, Lauchlin MacDonald, who held that position [???y] years. Some years ago he entered the employ of the Dominion Bridge Company and went to British Columbia with a group of builders of that concern. Later in partnership with another Cape Bretoner, he operated a dairy ranch in Vancouver. The past few years since his health failed, he has resided in Kamloops. He is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs Morrison, Baddeck Bay and Miss Christine MacDonald; Neil MacDonald, Boston; [???] MacDonald, Baddeck. He was unmarried. Funeral arrangements will be completed on the arrival of the body which is expected in Baddeck on Saturday. [Clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: written on: 1933]


MacDonald Mary Ann MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 5/18/1933 Reverend Edward House MACDONALD, MARY ANN – The death occurred Wednesday, May 17, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, of Mary, wife of Michael R. MacDonald, of this town after a short illness of about two months when she suffered a hemorrhage attack. She was 58 years of age, a daughter of the late Donald MacAdam, of the North Side East Bay. With her husband and family she moved to Glace Bay about twelve years ago where she was most highly esteemed and respected, particularly for her charitable disposition, always visiting the sick, and also for the part she played in parochial activities. She was removed to St. Joseph’s Hospital about a week ago and last Monday when her illness became serious she received the consoling rites of the Catholic Church of she was throughout her life a most devout member. Besides her husband she is survived by four sons and four daughters: Dan, John, Neil and Michael at home, Mrs. Kay Gracie (New York); Mrs. Jennie DiPenta, Sydney; Mrs. Margaret House, Sydney, and Miss Florence at home. There are also surviving four brothers, Dan H., Rod and John of this town, and Alexander MacAdam of Boston, and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh MacGillivary, Sydney and Mrs. Andrew MacDonald, Meadows Road. A son, Ronald, while five, predeceased her.


MacDonald Donald Francis MacDonald Sydney Post Record 8/25/1933 Donald A. Snow Sydney Post Record The death of Donald Francis MacDonald, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. MacDonald, of Hillside, Mira, occurred in the City Hospital on Thursday evening after an illness of some three months. Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald who are prominent residents of Hillside and most popular with their friends are receiving messages of sympathy from all sides in the loss of their bright little son


MacDonald Annie MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 7 9/26/1933 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept 20 - There passed away in her home at Hunter’s Mountain Sept 12th, Mrs Annie MacDonald, widow of the late John MacDonald at the advanced age of eighty seven years. She was a woman of true christian faith and was well beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a large family of step children who sincerely mourn her loss. Kenneth MacDonald, St Peter’s; Dan MacDonald, Worcester, Mass; Duncan MacDonald in the West; Murdock MacDonald in New Hampshire; Mrs Angus MacIntosh, Baddeck; Mrs William Carmichael, Big Baddeck; Mrs Robert Macey, Hunter’s Mountain; Mrs Blodget, New Hampshire; Mrs Lord, Providence, R.I. The funeral service was conducted by Mr Foote, assisted by Rev Mr McKinnon of Baddeck. Interment was made in Middle River cemetery.


MacDonald Neil R. MacDonald Cape Breton paper p 10 1/22/1934 R. Fraser Expressions of deep regret were heard on all sides, when it became known that Neil R MacDonald had passed away at his home on Victoria road, Friday evening. The late Mr MacDonald was born at Englishtown, Victoria county, sixty seven years ago, and was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Peter MacDonald. In his early manhood, he spent several years in New York, following his profession. Returning to Sydney 35 years ago, he carried on a successful occupation as a contractor and builder for a period of years, after which he accepted a position as foreman carpenter for the Dominion Coal Company, which position he held until the time of his death. A man highly esteemed and honored by a legion of friends and acquaintances in this city and elsewhere, he was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. The late Mr MacDonald was a man of sterling worth and integrity, whose word was his bond, and in his passing away Sydney losses a valued citizen, his place in the community life will be hard to fill. Surviving besides his widow, are five daughters, Margaret, Evelyn, Catherine, Anna and Raye and one son Peter, all at home. Also two brothers Angus of New York, Rod of Hoboken, New Jersey and two sisters, Mrs Angus MacAskill of Boston and Mrs Christine Sutherland of Hampton, New Hampshire, to all of whom deep sympathy is extended in their bereavement. [clipping courtesy of Rev Ritchie Robinson: no date] [MacVicar´s index: Neil R MacDonald; 67; d. 19 Jan 34, Sydney, NS; b. Englishtown, Vic Co; s/o Peter MacDonald; wife, 5 daus, son survive. Source: 22 Jan 34 p 10]


MacDonald Mrs. Daniel J MacDonald Cape Breton Post Page 7 12/29/1934 Norma Day Following an illness of several weeks the death occurred at the City hospital late last night of Mrs. Daniel J MacDonald of 16 Harrington Place, this city. Deceased was well known here and a host of friends and relatives will learn of her passing with keen regret. She is survived by her husband and three children: Jean, 4; Margaret, 12; Donnie, 14. Her widowed mother, Mrs. J Richardson, 258 Esplanade, and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Smith and Mrs. P Walsh, also survive.


MacDonald Effie MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 7 4/5/1935 R. Fraser The funeral of Mrs Effie MacDonald held from her late residence, 29 Brookland street, on Wednesday afternoon to Hardwood Hill cemetery where interment took place, was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances. Rev A A Murray, D.D., conducted impressive services at the home and graveside, Mrs MacDonald having been a live long follower of the Presbyterian faith. Favorite hymns feelingly rendered were The Sands Of Time Are Sinking, and Shall We Gather At The River. Many flowers and cards, letters, etc. brought words of love and sympathy from a large circle of friends. The pall bearers were Messrs Harry Farmer, Jack Coffin, Duncan MacKay, Kenneth MacKenzie, Malcolm MacKay and E D Butler. Among the out of town relatives at the funeral was the deceased's sister, Miss Christine McAskill of Framboise, who was with Mrs MacDonald during her last illness and was at her bedside when death came.


MacDonald Capt. Isaiah MacDonald Sydney Post Record 10/19/1935 Donald Snow A figure closely identified with the days of wooden ships and iron men is dead today in the person of Capt. Isaiah MacDonald of Gabarus, C.B. Death followed an illness of five weeks, two of which were spent in the City hospital and where passing occurred last night. In his 75th year, Capt MacDonald was a deep sea mariner and sailed to the four quarters of the globe and retired from active service a number of years ago. He was married twice and his second wife is now a patient in a United States hospital under-going treatment. In addition to her, he is survived by two sons, James T. and Harold, at home, three daughters, Mrs. Rod MacDonald, Eva, R. N., in the United Stated, Mrs. Fisher, Boston. Deceased was well known throughout Cape Breton and a host of friends, relatives and acquaintances will keenly regret his passing. The remains were taken to Lowden's Funeral Home last night, and after being prepared for burial were forwarded to the MacDonald home at Gabarus this morning. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacDonald Barbara MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 7 1/3/1936 R. Fraser Mrs Barbara MacDonald, aged 76, died at Big Bras d’Or on Dec 19 at the residence of her sister, Mrs Sarah Livingston, after a lingering illness. [Ref.: m.n. McLean]


MacDonald Mrs. Dan MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 6 3/28/1936 R. Fraser Baddeck, March 24 - News of the sudden passing of Mrs Dan MacDonald in her home at Dorchester, Mass., was received by her relatives in this vicinity last evening. The deceased was formerly Miss Katie MacQueen, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Neil MacQueen of Plaister Mines. She is survived by a brother Thomas MacQueen[sic] at Little Bras d’Or, two nieces and a nephew here. Mrs A R MacKenzie, Baddeck, Mrs J P MacKenzie and Malcolm MacQueen, Plaister Mines.


MacDonald Mrs. Dan W. MacDonald Sydney Post Record 5/23/1936 Donald Snow A brief illness claimed the life of Mrs. Dan W. MacDonald, 24 of Gabarus, C.B., in the City Hospital, yesterday. She was a prominent figure in that district, being active in church and community work, and her untimely passing comes as a great shock to a host of friends and relatives and is deeply regretted. Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo E. Townsend, a sister, Mrs. Clark, and a brother, Charles Townsend, all residing in Gabarus. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon, service at the house starting at 1.30 and at the Gabarus church at two o'clock


MacDonald Angus MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 6/2/1936 R. Fraser Baddeck, June 1 - The sudden death of Angus MacDonald on Friday afternoon at his home at Florence, Cape Breton, has caused widespread regret. The deceased was taken suddenly ill at his home and passed away one hour later. He was born at Big Harbour fifty eight years ago and about thirty years ago moved to Florence, where since that time he had been employed in the mines. He is survived by his widow and six children, all residing at Florence, two brothers, Norman MacDonald, Florence and William MacDonald, Big Harbour, two sisters, Mrs Norman MacDonald, Big Harbour and Miss Maud MacDonald, Florence.


MacDonald Mrs. Fred W MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 6 6/17/1936 R. Fraser Baddeck, June 13 - The sudden dath of Mrs Fred W MacDonald this noontime has cast a gloom over the whole community where she was so well and favorably known. The deceased was born at Mira fifty one years ago and for the past number of years has been a resident of Baddeck where she had charge of the Maritime Telephone exchange. She is survived by her husband, two sons Fred and Gordon, at home and one daugher Miss Katherine, who is on her way home from California, where she spent the past few years. Her aged mother, Mrs Ferguson at Mira and five brothers. The funeral will be held on Monday.


MacDonald Don MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 1& 3 6/22/1936 R. Fraser 2 KILLED IN TRAIN, AUTO ACCIDENTS DONALD R MACDONALD, SYDNEY AND DAN MORRISON, SYDNEY MINES, VICTIMS An automobile and a railway train were responsible for the deaths of two well known Cape Breton County men over the week-end, while in the City Hospital a local youth is convalescing from general bruises received when he ran into the rear of a motor truck with his bicycle. Fatality victims were: Don MacDonald, well known General Office employee, who was run over and fatally injured by a coal train on the Sydney main line, King's Road, Saturday afternoon. Dan Morrison, Princess miner, who was struck by a taxi cab at Sydney Mines Saturday night, and succumbed shortly after being admitted to Harbor View hospital. Ralph Skinner, of Rockdale Avenue, was the bicyclist who was hurt when he collided with the motor truck of Patrick Munroe, on South George Street. Badly crushed when a coal train of 30 cars passed over his body, Saturday afternoon, Donald R MacDonald, 37, Chief Clerk in the department of Dosco comptroller, succumbed in the City hospital four hours afterward from shock and associated effects of the terrific injuries he received. The fatality occurred on a private crossing on the King;s Road main line and within a few yards of the home of MacDoanld who resided in a bungalow across from the railway tracks. En Route Home He was en route to his home at the time and after running down a steep and rough incline leading to the crossing, it is believed that he stumbled when he reached the bottom of the hill, struck his head on the tracks as he fell, and remained there stunned. The train, owned by the Sydney and Louisburg Railway, with a C.N.R. crew in charge, had left the Sydney depot at 3:05 pm and was travelling to Sydney Mines with a string of empty cars. Body on Tracks Hilton Grant, forward brakeman on the engine which was proceeding tender first, as is customary on short hauls, noticed the inert form on the tracks when the train was about 50 feet away from it. He immediately signalled to the engineer to stop, but the close proximity of the victim prohibited all attempts to avoid an accident, and when the train was finally brought to a halt the horribly broken remains of MacDonald were found lying under the last car. Dies In Hospital Unconscious, MacDonald was removed from beneath the train, and conveyed by ambulance to the hospital where he lived for four hours, death occurring at 7:30 o'clock, Saturday evening. An inquest held yesterday afternoon at City Hall by Magistrate A M Crofton, Acting Coroner, returned a verdict of accidental death and exonerated the train crew from all blame, as well as expressing the belief that the unfortunate man had stumbled and fallen across the railway tracks Give Evidence Witnesses testifying were, Dr J G B Lynch, Dr Malcolm MacAulay, Roy Maxwell, taxi driver, S N MacKinnon, conductor of the train, Hilton Grant, brakeman, Angus McIntosh, engineer, and Police Chief W R Tracey, who with Deputy Chief R J MacDonald (Continued on page three) [section missing from photocopy] tribute to the train crew for their first aid work rendered at the scene of the accident. Started To Run Maxwell told the Coroner's Inquiry, he had driven MacDonald as far as the roadway leading to the tracks. A son of Mr and Mrs John S MacDonald, of Thorburn, N.S., the victim had lived in this city for the past 12 years and was prominently known and esteemed, his tragic passing occasioning widespread regret throughout the county. Besides his widow, and two small children, Donald Robert Jr. and Gwyenth Ann, he is also survived by his parents, also two sisters, Ida, of New Glasgow teaching staff; Pearl, R.N. with Aberdeen hospital in that town; two brothers, Elex[sic], in New York, and John at home. Came Here In 1924 The deceased was originally employed with the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company, New Glasgow, and was transferred to Sydney in 1924, remaining here ever since. A bright and capable young man, he was held in the highest regard by by officials of the corporation, and was popular with the entire personnel of the General Office staff. In fraternal circles, he was affiliated with St Andrew's Lodge, A.F and A.M.; Ironsides Lodge, Sydney, Knights of Pythias, and was also a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge, New Glasgow. He was actively identified in bowling, and for years was connected with general office league. The body was taken to Lowden's mortuary, Saturday night, prepared for burial, and will be shipped on tonight's express to Thorburn for interment, accompanied by his widow, parents, and other relatives. The latter having arrived here over the week-end.


MacDonald Donald Hugh MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 9 7/4/1936 R. Fraser FUNERAL HELD Port Morien, July 2 - The funeral of the late Donald Hugh MacDonald was held Friday afternoon from the residence of his niece, Mrs Duncan MacLeod, Long Beach, Port Morien, interment at Black Brook cemetery. The late Mr MacDonald was seventy five years of age and had not been in the best of health for some year. Service at the residence was conducted by Rev J R Miller, of St John's United church. Service at the graveside was under the direction of the I.O.O.F.


MacDonald Annie MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 7 7/30/1936 R. Fraser Baddeck, July 28 - There passed away on July 17th at Murray St Anns, Mrs Annie MacDonald in her 96th year. She was bedridden for seven years during which time she was tenderly cared for by her son and daughter in law, Mr and Mrs M D MacDonald with whom she lived. Mrs MacDonald was a woman well beloved by all who knew her. She is survived by three sons and four daughters, William MacDonald, Murdock MacDonald, Murray; John MacDonald, Sydney; Margaret, Mrs Blackadar, Dolena, Mrs Smith in the United States; Mary, Mrs MacKenzie, Sydney; Sarah, Mrs MacDonald, Murray. The funeral services conducted by Rev A C Fraser, assisted by Rev D J Gillis, were largely attended by friends and relatives. The pall bearers were Murdock MacDonald, Archibald Matheson, John MacIntosh, Duncan K MacLean, Murdock MacLeod, Dan K MacLeod.


MacDougall Roderick MacDougall Sydney Post-Record 11/16/1933 R. Fraser North Sydney, Nov 17 - The death of Roderick MacDougall, son of Mrs Hector MacDougall, Summer St., this town, occurred at Hamilton Memorial Hospital last evening following as illness of only a short period. Mr McDougall was 28 years of age and had spent practically all his life in North Sydney. He was widely known in town and took an active interest in various branches of sport. He was highly popular among the younger people in town and enjoyed the respect of all with whom he was associated. During the last few years he was employed with Brennan’s wholesale here and was regarded as a valuable worker by his employers. Recently his health became impaired and upon the advice of his physician he entered Hamilton Hospital last Friday for treatment. Undergoing an operation Saturday it was though for a time that improvement was noticeable, but this week his condition became worse and yesterday his life was dispared [sic] of. Death ensued last evening as a result of complications which set in following the operation. He is survived by his mother, one sister, Mrs L D Kay, this town, and two brothers, Gordon and Joseph, both residing at home. His father predeceased him over three years ago, while an older brother, George met a tragic death while hunting near North Sydney in 1919. Mrs C Harrington, proprietress of the Albert Hotel, is an aunt of the deceased. MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL North Sydney, Nov 19 - The funeral of the late Rod A McDougall was held from the residence of his mother, Mrs hector McDougall, Summer Street, this afternoon and was largely attended by friends of the deceased young man whose death occurred suddenly Thursday night. Rev Father McEachern officiated both church and graveside services. The lengthy cortege left the home about 2:30 and proceeded to Lakeview Cemetery where interment was made. [Sydney Post Record Thursday 16 Nov 1933 p 6]


MacLean Murray MacLean Sydney Post Record p 8 1/5/1944 R. Fraser MURRAY MACLEAN, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES IN ALBERTA North Sydney, Jan 3 - Countless friends among the older population of the town and elsewhere in the Province have learned with deep regret of the tragic death of Squadron Leader I Murray MacLean, 47, a native of this Northside town who passed away in an Edmonton hospital on Sunday as a result of injuries he suffered when his plane crashed last Tuesday. Born At North Sydney The deceased was a son of the late Dr J W MacLean and Mrs MacLean, his father having been one of the best known medical men in the province, and a physician here for a great many years. Squadron Leader MacLean was born here and was a graduate of the local high school. He studied at Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B. before entering the services in the First World War. In that conflict he was a pilot with the R.C.A.F. and it was reported on good authority here today that he had the wonderful record of having had 5000 flying hours to his credit in that war. Rejoins R.C.A.F. He rejoined the R.C.A.F. in 1940, having been associated with aviation for practically all of the time between the two wars. He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Tucker of Bermuda, (where he had been formerly located for some time), and also two sisters. They are Nursing Sister Marguerite MacLean, R. C. A. M. C. now on the staff of the Halifax Military Hospital, and Miss Frances MacLean, formerly a member of the local teaching staff and now located in Montreal. One of his two sisters, Nursing Sister Marguerite MacLean, was among those included in the New Year’s honor list, when she was made an associate of the Royal Red Cross second class. Nursing Sister MacLean served in the First Great War both in England and France.


MacMullin Pte Michael MacMullin Sydney Post Record p 8 1/5/1944 R. Fraser KILLED IN ITALY [PHOTO] Pictured above is Pte Michael MacMullin, 22, who was reported killed in action in Italy on December 13. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Neil MacMullin, Peck street, Sydney Mines.


MacDonald Angus MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 1/15/1944 R. Fraser ANGUS MACDONALD (CROSS) Mabou, Jan 14 - One of the oldest and most respected residents of Mabou died at an early hour Saturday morning at his residence in the village. He was the last of the family of Donald MacDonald (Cross). A brother, Alexander, predeceased him by a few months. Although in indifferent health the past ten years, his illness only became serious a few days ago. His two daughters, Misses Elizabeth and Mary A who live in Boston, Mass. were summoned and reached here after he passed away. He was in his 79th year and spent the greater part of his life here where he enjoyed the friendship and admiration of a wide circle of friends. He was a fervent Catholic and staunch supporter of the church. He was frequently visited by his pastor during his illness, who administered the last sacraments shortly before his passing. His wife (nee Matilda MacDaniel) predeceased him by three years, also a son William predeceased him five years ago. Surviving members of the family are four daughters, Miss Elizabeth and Miss Mary A, of Boston; Mrs Angus Beaton (Rebecca), Mabou; and Miss Flora Jane, who tenderly cared for her father during his prolonged illness. Three sons John and Daniel and Alexander in Mabou. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 9 am from his late residence to St Mary’s Church, where Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev J J Bryden, P.P. who also officiated at the graveside.


MacMillan Mary MacMillan Sydney Post Record p 3 1/15/1944 R. Fraser Many of the people of Whycocomagh attended the funeral on Wednesday last at East Lake Ainslie of Miss Mary MacMillan whose death occurred on Thursday of last week in Boston, Mass. The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Donald MacMillan, Lake Ainslie, and resided in Boston for many years. The remains arrived on Tuesday last. The funeral was held from East Lake Ainslie Presbyterian church and was conducted in the presence of a large number of people by Rev A D MacKinnon, a lifelong friend of the deceased. Surviving are a sister, Miss Dolly MacMillan, Boston, who accompanied the remains to Lake Ainslie and a brother John MacMillan, Glace Bay. Glace Bay, Jan 16 - Funeral of the late Miss Mary MacMillan was conducted recently at Presbyterian church, East Lake Ainslie by the Rev A D MacKinnon, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Little Narrows. The late Miss MacMillan passed away at her home in Boston on January 6th. She is survived by one sister, Miss Dollina MacMillan who accompanied the remains from Boston to her former home at Lake Ainslie, and one brother John H MacMillan of Brookside street, Glace Bay.


MacKenzie Roderick Fraser MacKenzie
1/17/1944 R. Fraser Ross Ferry, Jan. 15 - The community of Ross Ferry and surrounding districts was saddened by the sudden passing of one of its oldest and most highly esteemed citizens in the person of Roderick Fraser MacKenzie in the 87th year of his life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. A. MacFarlane. Although in failing health for some few years he had been as usual up and around his home when suddenly seized with a paralytic stroke, from which he failed to rally and passed peacefully away on Dec. 30th. He was a man of stirling qualities, a good citizen, a kind neighbor and above all a Christian gentleman. He had been an elder in the Presbyterian church for over twenty five years and when health and strength permitted (Roy Allie as he was best and familiarly known) would be found in his seat in the House of God. As a Gaelic singer and precentor he had few equals. He was a direct descendant of the Fraser Highlanders who fought at the seige of Louisbourg. By trade he was a blacksmith and ship caulker and worked at this trade in many part of Canada. For fourteen years he was a valued employee of the late Prof. Alexander Graham Bell at his laboratory in Beinn Breagh. Funeral service took place at the home of his daughter on New Year's Day who tenderly cared for him to the end. Service being conducted by the Rev. A. D. MacLellan, of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck who offered words of comfort to the bereaved relatives and friends. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, "The Lord Is My Shepherd," "Take Comfort Christian Friends," and a Gaelic solo, "Connich Mi" (Meet Me There) was sung by his nephew A. N. MacKenzie of Baddeck. The pall bearers were Kenneth MacKay, M. D. MacDonald, A. N. MacKenzie (Bro. elders) D. N. MacKay, A. R. MacKenzie and W. H. MacLean. The cortege formed and proceeded to Man Of War Point Cemetery where he was laid to rest in the family lot beside his wife and son, Philip K. who predeceased him seven years ago. He leaves to mourn their loss three sons and six daughters: A. W. MacKenzie on the old homestead, Wm. W. MacKenzie in Weymouth, Mass., and Dan J. in Boston, Mass. The daughters are Mrs. Wm. A. MacFarlane (Margaret), Ross Ferry, Mrs. Horseman, (Katherine), Malden, Mass., Mrs. Gilmon (Joan), New York, Bell and Jessie L, in Boston, Mass. and Christina in Texas.


MacLean Mrs. Walter MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 1/17/1944 R. Fraser [2 lines of type merged and illegible] Whitney Pier, following a brief illness. The deceased was born in Cheticamp, a daughter of Michael Maillett and the late Mrs Maillett and resided in Sydney for the past 15 years enjoying the esteem and high regard of countless friends and acquaintances who will mourn her demise. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Edward, Percy, Gerald and Walter, Jr; two daughters, Colleen and Shirley. Also her father, five sisters Mrs Joseph Jamieson, Mrs Mike Nolan, Mrs Bob Dearing, all in Sydney; Mrs Pat Arsenault, in Margaree; Mrs Jack Meany, in Nfld. Three brothers, Joseph, Mike and Placide Maillett, all living in New Waterford. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacKay Norman MacKay Sydney Post Record p 8 1/18/1944 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Jan 17 - Many friends in Sydney Mines and surrounding districts were shocked to hear of the death of Norman MacKay, which occurred late on Sunday evening at his home in Millville, Boularderie, following an illness of several months duration. Although in poor health for some time his passing came as a great surprise to his many friends throughout the district. The late Mr MacKay was born in Millville, Boularderie, 55 years ago, a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacKay, and for many years had conducted a very successful farm in the district. He was well known and very highly respected. He was a devote member of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, and was always active in all church and community affairs in the district where he resided. Surviving are his wife, two sons and two daughters, The sons are Donald, with the R.C.A.F. overseas, and John at home; the daughters are (Bessie) Mrs Wendell MacKay, whose husband is overseas and Norma, at home. Six sisters and three brothers also survive. They are Mrs William Miller, Bayonne, N.J.; Mrs Norman MacLeod, Mrs Dr D R MacRae and Mrs C Meisner, Sydney Mines; Mrs G MacLean, North Sydney and Mrs Allan MacDonald, Millville. The brothers are John MacKay, Sydney; Dr Murdock MacKay, Transconia, Manitoba and Lawrence MacKay, Millville. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon from the home at 3:30 pm Rev F Clark Evans officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. The funeral is under direction of D A MacRae and Son. MANY PAY FINAL TRIBUTE TO LATE NORMAN MACKAY Sydney Mines, Jan 25 - One of the largest funerals ever witnessed in this district took place from his late residence at Millville when hundreds of friends and acquaintances from all parts of Cape Breton gathered to pay their final respects to Norman MacKay. The service was conducted by Rev F C Evans, pastor of St Andrew’s Presbyterian church, Sydney Mines, who gave words of comfort and consolation to the bereaved family. The choir members of St James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras d’Or, of which the deceased was a member and St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sydney Mines, were in attendance and led in the singing of favorite hymns of the deceased “Abide With Me” and “Sleep On Beloved, Sleep,” while Mrs Charles MacIntyre rendered very effectively “Sometime We’ll Understand.” Rachel MacLean was the accompanist. Following the service the lengthy procession wended its way to Lakeside cemetery where interment was made in the family lot. Service at the graveside was conducted by Rev F C Evans. Pall bearers were Dr D R MacLean, Sydney Mines, James Stewart, Grand Point; Russell Homby, Alen Huntley, Bras d’Or; George MacIntosh and Bert Fyfe, Millville. Born at Millville 56 years ago he was a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacKay, Millville, and for the past number of years was employed with the Department of Highways, where he held the position of district foreman and was held in high esteem by his fellow workers and employees. The late Mr MacKay was a man of fine character and loved by all with whom he came in contact and was always active in anything concerning the welfare of his community. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn two sons and two daughters. The sons are Donald serving overseas with the RCAF and John at home. The daughters are Bessie, (Mrs Wendell MacKay whose husband is overseas). [sic] Six sisters and three brothers survive. The sisters are Mrs William Miller, Bayonne, N.J.; Mrs Norman MacLeod, Mrs Dr D R MacRae and Mrs C Meisner, Sydney Mines; Mrs G MacLean, North Sydney and Mrs Allan MacDonald, Millville. The brothers are John MacKay, Sydney; Dr Murdock MacKay, Trans. Manitoba and Lawrence MacKay, Millville. The floral offerings were numerous, testifying to the esteem in which the deceased was held. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 26 January 1944 p 8]


MacIvor Mrs Malcolm MacIvor Sydney Post Record p 12 1/19/1944 R. Fraser MRS M MACIVOR PASSING MOURNED Glace Bay, Jan 18 - Mrs Malcolm MacIvor, prominent Glace Bay lady, died at the family home about eight o’clock as the result of an illness that has kept her an invalid for the last two years. Mrs MacIvor enjoyed the respect of a wide circle of friends in Glace Bay and her passing tonight has occasioned deep regret in the community. A native of Boularderie, the deceased lady was 63 years of age and had resided here for many years. A member of St Paul’s Presbyterian church she was particularly active in affairs of that congregation for many years. She filled a leading role in activities of St Paul’s Ladies Aid until ill health forced her to retire from work of this nature. She held the office of president of this organization at one time. She is survived by her husband Malcolm MacIvor, manager of the local branch of Chappell’s Limited; two sons, Smith MacIvor of Sydney, provincial magistrate; Lawrence MacIvor, student at Dalhousie law school, both of whom are now at home; two daughters, Margaret, Mrs Angus MacKinnon, Sydney and Miss Jessie MacIvor, nursing sister attached to the Sydney RCAF station. Other relatives include two brothers, Neil D Smith, Sydney and John Smith, of Boularderie. Mrs George MacLeod, Sydney, and Mrs Murdock MacIvor, of Boularderie are sisters of the deceased lady. Funeral services will be conducted at the family residence at Catherine Street Thursday evening at eight o’clock by the Rev W Scott Duncan, pastor of St Paul’s church. Friday morning at ten o’clock the funeral will leave for Little Narrows where interment will be under the direction of Lowden’s Funeral Service.


MacKenzie Mrs. J. H. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 1/20/1944 R. Fraser The death occurred on Wednesday night in Harbor View hospital, Sydney Mines, of Mrs J H MacKenzie, the former Martha E Rudderham, daughter of the late T H Rudderham, of Point Edward. Her passing following a brief illness and will be mourned by her many friends and acquaintances. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs C W Rudderham, 32 Douglas street, Mrs M R Lewis, Westmount; three brothers Arthur, Sydney; Hadley in Edwardsville; Harold in Louisburg. The body is reposing at the home of her sister on Douglas street and the funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon. Burial in Hardwood Hill cemetery. Her husband predeceased her five months ago. MRS J H MACKENZIE The funeral of Mrs J H MacKenzie was held on Saturday afternoon from the residence of her sister, Mrs C W Rudderham, 22 Douglas street, and was largely attended. Service was conducted at the house by Rev Mr Crosman of the United Baptist church, who also officiated at the graveside. Burial was in Hardwood Hill cemetery. Hymns sung were: “Take the Name of Jesus With You,” “Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross” and soloist Helen Webber sang, “The Old Rugged Cross.” There were many beautiful floral tributes, cards, and other tokens of sympathy. The pall bearers were Ernest Lewis, P.O. Gerald Lewis, Hubert Lewis, Wallis Lewis, Charles Lewis and Herman Rudderham. [Sydney Post Record Monday 24 January 1944 p 3


MacKinnon Mrs. Thomas C. MacKinnon
1/22/1944 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Jan. 21 - Friends in Sydney Mines and surrounding districts will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Thomas C. MacKinnon, which occurred recently at her home in Dorchester, Mass., following a short illness. The late Mrs. MacKinnon was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus P. MacDonald, of Southside Boularderie, and was well known in Sydney Mines, and Florence, and surrounding districts; she was held in very high esteem. She resided at Florence for a number of years before going to the United States fifteen years ago, while here she was active in all community work and an active worker in Wilson United church. Her husband predeceased her three months ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. N. W. Nutting, Viola, R.N., and Katherine, also two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Shuttlesworth, Boston, Mass., Mrs. Murdock MacGregor, Sydney Mines; one brother Peter MacDonald, residing at Southside Boularderie, and three grandchildren. [no date] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  (Husband died 20 AUG 1943, Source Sydney Post Record 6 SEP 1943, page 3. Mrs. MacKINNON died JAN 1944, Source SYdney Post Record 22 JAN 1944, page 8) ]


MacMullin Mrs. D. J. MacMullin Sydney Post Record p 8 3/2/1943 R. Fraser HUNDREDS ATTEND FUNERAL OF LATE MRS D J MCMULLIN North Sydney, March 1 - Largely attended despite the inclemency of the weather, the funeral of Mrs D J MacMullin, one of this town's most esteemed residents, took place this morning. The cortege left her late residence on Purves street in time for 9 o'clock mass at St Joseph's church, of which she had been a devout member. Rev J A Butts, P.P. officiated at the church. Following services there, the cortege reformed and then wended its way to Lakeview cemetery where burial was made, with Rev Fr Charles officiating at the graveside. Pall bearers were John C MacMillan, Keith A Clarke, Gerald F Brennan, David Watson, Reginald F MacNeil and John M MacDonald. The wealth of mass cards, flowers and letters and messages of sympathy received by the bereaved family bore testimony to the esteem in which Mrs MacMullin was held by a widespread circle of friends. The deceased, who was a native of Athol, Mass. had been a highly respected resident of this town for the past fifteen years. She passed away in Hamilton Hospital on Friday afternoon. Ill for eight weeks, she had been in hospital for five weeks, and her sudden passing occasioned deep regret throughout this district and elsewhere. The deceased had been active in work of the North Sydney subdivision of the Catholic Woman's League, the Hamilton Hospital Auxiliary, the North Sydney Red Cross Society and the Senior Children of Mary. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, the daughter being Mrs George B Murray, Upper North Sydney. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Miss Dorothy Murrray, Upper North Sydney and Pilot-Officer James Murray of the Royal Canadian Air Force. PO Murray arrived here over the week end to attend the funeral of Mrs MacMullin. [Holy Cross, North Sydney: MacMullin (No other information) Footstones "Mary E. June 7 1882 Feb 16 1943 wife of Donald J. MacMullin" "John Pendergast died Nov 24 1928 aged 105 yrs" "His wife Catherine died Feb. 17 1917 aged 70 yr" "Alexis Edwards 1863 1939"]


MacDonald Alexander MacDonald
3/3/1943 Donald Snow ESTEEMED CITIZEN OF NORTHSIDE DIES AT MAINLAND TOWN NORTH SYDNEY, March 3 - A widespread circle of friends in Cape Breton and on the mainland will learn with deep regret of the sudden death at Truro yesterday of one of this town's best known residents, Alexander MacDonald, 69, who passed away while visiting his son-in-law and daughter. A resident of North Sydney for the past 46 years, until October of past year when he moved to Truro to spend some time visiting his wife who had become ill while visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. York Tutty, Mr. MacDonald had operated a tailoring and dry cleaning business here and was popularly known to countless as "Alex MacDonald, the tailor" News of his death yesterday was received with sincere regret by his many friends. After going to Truro to visit for a while, he had returned here a month ago and spend a week in town with relatives and friends and then returned to the mainland town to rejoin his wife, the latter took ill while visiting there some-time ago and is still confined to bed The deceased, who retired from active business several months ago, possessed a splendid disposition and was a splendid type of citizen. He was a native of Westville, N.S. The late Mr. MacDonald was a member of Royal Albert lodge A.F. & A.M. and the North Sydney I.O.O.F., and a member of St. Matthews-Wesley United church. With Mrs. MacDonald he had planned to return to North Sydney in June. The deceased is survived by his wife, the former Mary MacPherson, who was born in Pictou County, and one son and one daughter. The daughter is Mrs. York Tutty, manager of the Truro office of the Canadian National Telegraph Company. The son is Frank MacDonald, of Ottawa, Another son, the late Hugh MacDonald passed away fifteen years ago. Also surviving are one sister, one brother and three grandchildren. The sister is Mrs. Maxwell, Calgary; the brother, Robert MacDonald, New Glasgow. The grandchildren are Miss Sarah MacDonald and Miss Madeline MacDonald, at Halifax and Miss Barbara MacDonald, Ottawa. Funeral arrangements have not been completed yet, but it will be held here later this week. Remains of the deceased are expected to arrive on Thursday. Further details will be announced later. Sincere sympathy of a host of friends is offered the bereaved family.


MacDonald Mary B MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 3/5/1943 R. Fraser North Sydney, March 4 - A native of Cape Breton, Mrs Mary B MacDonald, wife of Alderman Roderick A MacDonald, New Westminster, B.C., died at the Royal Columbia hospital in that city on February 12, after a short illness. The deceased was 73 years old had been a resident of New Westminster for 33 years and was highly respected and esteemed by a large circle of friends who learned of her death with regret. She took a prominent part in the affairs of St Andrew's Presbyterian church and was a life member of the Women's Missionary Society. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Angus McDonald and Fraser MacDonald of that city, Daniel MacDonald of Powell River and one daughter, Mrs A W Mark, of New Westminster; two sisters, Mrs C MacLean, city and Mrs C MacDonald, Nova Scotia; also seven grandchildren. The funeral was held from her late residence, 228 Sixth avenue and was largely attended. Services were held at St Andrew's church with Rev Thomas Murphy officiating.


MacNeil Catherine Ann MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 8 3/5/1943 R. Fraser North Sydney, March 5 - The death occurred on Wednesday afternoon of Miss Catherine Ann MacNeil, 48, a well known and highly respected resident of Gannon Road. Her passing followed a lengthy illness. A daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Michael J MacNeil, she is survived by four sisters and five brothers. The sisters are: Sadie at home, Mary in North Sydney, Mrs N J Gillis, North Sydney, and Mrs J Gillis of Boisdale. The brothers are: Daniel F and John at home, Stephen and Thomas in California and Malcolm in Edmonton. The funeral will leave the deceased's late residence on Saturday morning at 8:30 for St Joseph's church where services will be held. Interment will be in Lakeview cemetery.


MacLeod John MacLeod
1/3/1944 R. Fraser LATE JOHN MCLEOD IS LAID AT REST Scores of sorrowing friends, relatives and acquaintances assembled Wednesday afternoon at the funeral of John MacLeod, well known and highly esteemed resident of Upper Leitches Creek, held from his late residence. The beautiful and impressive service was conducted by Rev T C Evans, pastor of United Church, Leitches Creek, in the presence of a large assemblage of mourners. Favorite hymns sung by members of the choir and others were “Unto The Hills,” “Abide With Me” and “There Is A Better World” was sung by Mrs Alex MacAulay. Burial was at Upper Leitches Creek Cemetery, and a large procession of cars followed the hearse to the final resting place. Committal service at the graveside was conducted by Rev T C Evans. The wealth of beautiful floral offerings and the countless cards and letters of sympathy received, bore eloquent testimony to the high regard in which the late Mr MacLeod was held by all who knew him during his long residence at Leitches Creek. Pall bearers at the funeral were John C MacAulay, Charles MacIsaac, John H Morrison, Stephen J MacLean, John D Beaton and Donald A MacDonald.


MacKenzie Benjamin MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 1/4/1944 R. Fraser The many friends and acquaintances of Benjamin MacKenzie, St George’s Channel, Richmond Co., were shocked to hear of his death after an illness of short duration. A life long resident of this community the late Mr MacKenzie was an active farmer who won the esteem and good will of all who knew him and his passing occasioned wide spread regret. Only a few months ago he began to fail in health and went to the Lahey Clinic, Boston, Mass. for treatment. For a time it was hoped he would recover and Mr MacKenzie himself looked forward to returning home in the New Year. This wish was not granted, however, and on Christmas morning he passed away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Dan MacInnis, Worcester, in his sixty [?] year. The remains were accompanied to Cape Breton by his [oldest son?] Frank, arriving Tuesday morning December 28th. The funeral was held at the home of the deceased at [?] o’clock the following day. Rev D J MacLeod officiating at the service at the graveside. Rev MacLeod, a former pastor of Black River church and now of Orangedale, [?] in the memory of Mr MacKenzie as a kindly host and a p?] friend of long standing. In spite of inclement weather conditions friends from near and far gathered to pay their last respects and the many expressions of sympathy were deeply appreciated by the bereaved family. Several floral offerings were [?] evidence of the love and [?] the departed had gained by members of his family circle, friends and relatives and [?] Black River church choir of which he had been an active member. Pall bearers were: James MacIntosh of Dundee, John Macinnis , [?]or MacRae, Stewart MacInnis, Alex MacKay, all of St George’s Channel, Peter Campbell of [?] Army. Besides his sorrowing widow, the former Margaret MacKenzie[?], of [?], Inv. Co., the late Mr MacKenzie leaves to mourn a family of four sons and [?] daughters as follows: Frank, of [Brighton?], Mass.; [?] Harold [The mf was black on right edge and bottom and illegible in that section.]


MacIsaac Mrs Hector MacIsaac Sydney Post Record p 3 1/4/1944 R. Fraser MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL MRS H MACISAAC The funeral of well known resident of this city and St Andrew’s Channel, C.B., Mrs Hector MacIsaac, was held on Friday morning from her home at the latter place and was largely attended. Solemn mass of requiem was celebrated at St Mary’s church at Big Pond. Rev Fr George MacLean, celebrant; Rev Fr Michael MacCormick, East Bay, deacon, and Rev Fr Allan MacDonald of Sydney, sub deacon. Interment was in the cemetery at East Bay, fr MacLean offering prayers at the graveside, assisted by Frs MacCormick and MacDonald. There were many mass cards, floral offerings, letters and telegrams of deep sympathy. The pall bearers were: Hector MacPherson, John Angus MacIsaac, R MacDougall, Paul Morrison, angus MacDonald and Hector MacPhee. [Comment from Sandra MacIsaac - Listed on line as Mrs. Hector MacIsaac d. Jan 4th, 1944....her actual name was Rodena MacPhee, and she was the first wife of Hector MacIsaac who is listed amongst the on line obituaries (Hector MacIsaac who died June 2, 2004)]


MacIntyre Mrs. Hugh MacIntyre Sydney Post Record p 3 1/4/1944 R. Fraser Glace Bay, Jan 3 - Funeral of the late Mrs Hugh MacIntyre was held this morning from Curry’s Funeral Home and was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances of the deceased lady. Many spiritual offerings and other tokens of sympathy were received by the bereaved family indicating the widespread regret felt at the passing of the late Mrs MacIntyre. The cortege proceeded to St Anne’s cemetery where interment was made. Pall bearers were Alex White, Donald J MacIntyre, Danny White, Malcolm MacIntyre, Neil White and John Jamieson.


MacLellan Roderick MacLellan Sydney Post Record p 3 6/3/1937 R. Fraser Florence, June 2 - This community lost one of its best known citizens in the death of Roderick MacLellan, whose death occurred in Harbor View hospital last night following a brief illness. The deceased conducted a general store on Bras d'Or road here for many years and became widely acquainted with the public. For the past several days he had been a patient in Harbor View hospital and his passing will be learned with profound regret by a host of friends.The late Mr MacLellan never married and leaves to survive three brothers and five sisters. Alexander MacLellan of Alder Point at whose home the remains were taken today; Rev John Maclellan in Canadian West; James, Glace Bay; Mrs Angus Campbell, Boston; Mrs Jack Stubbert, Mrs G Stevenson, Big Bras d'Or; Mrs Bert Stubbert of Florence; and Mrs Vickers, Sydney Mines, to whom the sympathy of the district is extended. LARGE CROWDS ATTEND FUNERAL Roderick MacLennan Buried At Little [sic] Bras d'Or Florence, June 5 - Funeral service over the remains of Roderick MacLennan took place from the residence of his brother Alexander J MacLennan, South Side Little Bras d'Or, yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. Service at the home was conducted by Rev A D MacDonald, of Wilson United church, and members of the church choir were in attendance and led in the singing of several hymns favorites of the deceased. The long cortege then wended its way to Big Bras d'Or where interment was made in St James cemetery with Rev Mr MacDonald officiating at the graveside. The pall bearers were Daniel McKenzie, Daniel Stubbert, Gavin Stevenson, William Pero, Andrew Jardine and Chalmers Stevenson. The wealth of floral tributes banked about the casket bore beautiful testimony to the estem in which the deceased was held in the community. The late Mr MacLennan passed away Monday night in Harbor View hospital, Sydney Mines following a comparatively short illness, and his death came as a distinct shock to his immediate relatives and a host of friends throughout the district. The deceased, who was unmarried, conducted a general store in this town for many years and through his business connections became widely known. He leaves to survive five sisters and three brothers, Mrs Angus Campbell, Boston; Mrs Jack Stubbert, Mrs G Stevenson, Big Bras d'Or; Mrs Bert Stubbert, Florence; Mrs Vickers, Sydney Mines, Alexander of Florence; Rev John MacLennan in the Canadian West, James MacLennan, Glace Bay. [Sydney Post Record Monday 7 June 1937 p 6]


MacLean Mary Ann MacLean Sydney Post Record p 2 7/3/1937 R. Fraser A resident of Sydney since the boom days Mrs Mary Ann MacLean, 56, died in the City Hospital late last night, following a paralytic stroke suffered a few days ago. Ever since coming here she conducted a boarding house on MacLean's Court, and was well known in Sydney and the county generally, and held in the highest esteem among a wide circle of friends, relatives and acquaintances. Her husband, Roderick MacLean, Court Crier, predeceased her many years ago, and a son Jack is living in Boston. The remains are reposing at Brown's Funeral Home and the funeral will take place from there on Sunday afternoon burial in Hardwood Hill cemetery.


MacKinnon John Alex MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 2 7/3/1937 R. Fraser Mrs M A MacKinnon, 127 Rockdale Avenue, received news of the death of her brother in law John Alex MacKinnon, which occurred in a Detroit hospital after serious illness the past three months, result of an accident seven years ago while in charge of construction operations in Detroit. Mr MacKinnon was well known here, he was a native of George's River but had been resident in th United States for some years. Surviving are his widow, four children and his mother, Mrs John Beaton of Sydney, who was called to his bed side, also the following sisters and brothers, Mrs Neil Matheson (Kay), in California; Mrs Neil Campbell (Margaret), Detroit; Chrissie Mary and Elizabeth MacKinnon, all in Detroit; Daniel and Neil, in Detroit; Albert in Toronto; John Hugh and Allan in Sydney. Interment was made in Detroit this morning.


MacKenzie Peter J. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 2 7/3/1937 R. Fraser WELL KNOWN RAILWAYMAN PASSES AWAY Death of Peter J MacKenzie, Pleasant Street, Is Mourned Throughout City Railway circles today are mourning the death of a popular and esteemed member, Peter J MacKenzie, 67, who died at an early hour this morning at his residence 28 Pleasant street. His death followed a brief illness was entirely unexpected and comes as a distinct shock to a wide circle of friends, associates and acquaintances in Cape Breton and throughout Nova Scotia. He was placed in superannuation by the C.N.R. four years ago, after 40 years of service, and for a long time he occupied the post of foreman of the Sydney freight yard carrying out the duties in a manner that elicited the confidence and respect of his employers, fellow workers and public at large. In fraternal circles he was an active member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and a prominent figure in the Sydney Council of the Knights of Columbus, being a third degree member. He was born at Red Islands, and lived the best part of his life in the city. Besides his widow, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs John MacEachern, this city; Mary and Anne, at home; two sons, John and Daniel, at home. Three brothers, Dan A and John in Minnesota, and [illegible] at Red Islands; and one sister Mrs Mary A MacNeil, Johnstown, C.B. Another brother Daniel, predeceased him just two months ago. The funeral will take place on Monday morning from his late residence on Pleasant street at 8:45 o'clock. Service at Sacred Heart church at 9 o'clock, and burial will take place in Holy Cross cemetery.


MacIntyre Joseph MacIntyre GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 7/17/1937 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, July 16 - The death occurred at St Mary's hospital, Inverness, Tuesday afternoon, of one of Sydney Mines well known and highly respected citizens, Joseph MacIntyre, after an illness of long duration. The deceased was a patient in the hospital for the past eight months. The funeral was held at Inverness Thursday morning, Requiem High Mass being celebrated by Rev Fr MacIsaac, P.P., who also conducted the committal service at the graveside. The deceased was born at Sydney Mines forty seven years ago, son the late Mr and Mrs Alexander MacIntyre. He was employed with the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co., Ltd for a number of years and enjoyed a large circle of friends, who deeply regret his passing. He was a devoted member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Left to mourn are four sisters, Margaret, Catherine, Sadie of Boston, all who attended the funeral, and Mrs James (Mary) Cantwell of Detroit, and one brother, Daniel of Sydney Mines, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.


MacLeod Florence MacLeod Sydney Post Record 7/29/1937 Donald Snow Mrs. Malcolm MacLeod, 21, passed away last evening following a brief illness. She was formerly Florence MacDonald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neil MacDonald of Hillside, Mira. Born at Mira and having lived there until a year ago when she married and took up residence in Sydney, the young woman was well and favorably known. She was the only child of her grief stricken parents. Surving are two uncles, Robert MacDonald at Mira, Dan MacDonald,. Port Morien; three aunts, Mrs. McIsaac, Grand Lake Road; Mrs. Alonzo Andrews and another Mrs. Andrews, both of Port Morien. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacDonald Catherine Reta MacDonald Sydney Post Record 7/29/1937 Donald Snow Following an illness of several years duration, Catherine Reta, 20 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel MacDonald, passed away at the family residence, 27 Richardson Avenue, yesterday afternoon. Although the young woman had been in ill health for so long a period, every hope was held for her recovery even until a few weeks ago. News of her death will be learned with deep regret by a large circle of friends. Prior to her illness she took and active part in church work having attended St. Andrew's United church for some time and was organist at the Alexander street Sunday school. She was quite an accomplished pianist and on various occasions played at entertainments in the Odd Fellows hall and elsewhere Surviving, besides her sorrowing parents are three sisters, Beryl, Jean and Audrey, and one brother Jimmie. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, interment in Hardwood Hill cemetery.


MacKenzie Murdock MacKenzie
8/26/1937 R. Fraser LARGE FUNERAL Murdock MacKenzie, whose death occurred in Montreal, where he had gone for medical treatment and whose remains were forwarded to his home in Sydney by yesterday morning's train, was laid at rest in Hardwood Hill cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. Funeral service took place at the home of A J MacKenzie, 86 Cottage Road, where hymns sung were "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." Rev Dr Maxwell MacOdrum, Rev Mr Nugent and Rev John MacKinnon were present participating in the service. The pall bearers were Hugh MacDonald, Alex MacKenzie, Al Beckwith, J R Fraser, Herman McFadyen, and F Corbett. Flowers and other expressions of sympathy were received.


MacLeod Mrs. Norman MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 6 8/31/1937 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Aug 30 - The death occurred at an early hour this morning of Mrs Norman MacLeod at the home of her sister, Mrs Frank MacKay, King street, after an illness of seven weeks. The deceased was, before her marriage, Miss Sadie MacKenzie, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Alexander MacKenzie, of Plaister Mines. She was fifty four years of age. Surviving are her husband Norman MacLeod, Boularderie Centre, four sisters, Mrs Charlotte Paddy of Indiana, Mrs Margaret Foster Moncton, N.B., Mrs Annie Munro, Boston, Mass.; and Mrs Frank MacKay, King street, town. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs Frank MacKay, King street, at 10:30 am Wednesday morning. Interment will be made at Baddeck Bay cemetery.


MacIntyre Norman MacIntyre GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 2/1/1943 R. Fraser NORMAN MACINTYRE IS LAID AT REST Sydney Mines, Jan 30 - The funeral of Norman MacIntyre was held from his late residence, Main street, on Saturday morning and was very largely attended by relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass was celebrated at the church of the Immaculate Conception by Rev D L MacIsaac, after which the cortege proceeded to St Mary's cemetery, where burial took place in the family lot. Rev M J MacSween officiated at the graveside. The pall bearers were William MacDonald, Frank MacKinnon, Maurice Matison, Thos. MacLellan, D H Macdonald, Malcolm Young, William Somers and Daniel MacVarish. The wealth of flowers, mass card and messages of sympathy received testified in a small manner to the high esteem in which the deceased was held in this community. Born at Boisdale 69 years ago, the late Mr MacIntyre came to Sydney Mines as a boy, and for many years had been employed as foreman at round house for Old Sydney collieries. He passed away on Wednesday night, following a heart attack. Surviving are his wife, (formerly Laura Francis), four daughters, Mrs John McArthur, Brookline, Mass; Margaret, Dorchester, Mass.; Mrs Francis MacLellan and Eileen, at home; one son, George, with the United States army in South Carolina, one brother, John L MacIntyre, Crescent street, Sydney Mines and one sister, Mrs Rod MacIsaac, New Waterford.


MacKenzie Sam MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 2/3/1943 R. Fraser TWO MEN KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE Ottawa, Feb 2 - The R.C.A.F. in its 488th casualty list of the war tonight reported two men killed on active service overseas and one killed on active service in Canada. The overseas section of the list also reported two men missing believed killed during air operations, nine missing after air operations, one previously reported missing now reported a prisoner of war, and seven previously reported missing now officially presumed dead. The "Canada" section of the list also reported one man died from natural causes, one dangerously injured on active service, two seriously injured on active service and one seriously ill. The latest list of casualties includes: Canada: Killed On Active Service: Noel, Wilfrid Richard, LAC, Dartmouth, N.S. Died From Natural Causes: MacKenzie, Sam, AC2, R 183306, Mrs Hugh MacKenize (mother) Pipers Glen, Inverness County, N.S.


MacKinnon Baby MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 3 2/8/1943 R. Fraser BABY MACKINNON The death occurred on Saturday afternoon in Saint Rita's hospital of the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs John MacKinnon, Beechmont, C.B. Besides the parents, five children survive. Burial at Beechmount this afternoon.


MacNeil Murray A. MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 2/8/1943 R. Fraser Well known war veteran, having served with the 85th Battalion in the First World War, Murray A MacNeil, died at his home at Marion Bridge following an illness of one year. He was in his 53rd year. The news of his death will be received with regret by his friends, acquaintances and old war comrades. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs Margaret MacQuarrie in the States; Mrs Emily O'Day in Sydney; two brothers, Duncan in Vancouver; Kenneth in Glace Bay. For the past 1[2 or 3?] years he resided at Marion Bridge. He was held in high regard in the district there. The remains are reposing at Lowden's Funeral Chapel and the funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Burial in Hardwood Hill cemetery.


MacLeod Malcolm MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 3 2/8/1943 R. Fraser The death occurred on Saturday of Malcolm MacLeod at the residence of his son, J A MacLeod, 190 Rockdale Avenue. A native of Little Narrows, C.B. he was in his 93rd year and for the past two years resided with his son. A host of friends and acquaintances throughout Cape breton will learn of his passing with deep regret. The deceased was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church at Little Narrows. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs Mary Lawlor, Dorchester street; Mrs Frank MacKenzie, Glace Bay; Mrs John Burniot, Port Hawksbury; Mrs George Hennessey, Sydney; three sons, Malcolm and Murdoch MacLeod, in Boston; J A MacLeod, this city. His wife predeceased him a number of years ago. On Sunday afternoon funeral service was held at four o'clock at his late residence and was conducted by Rev C M Nicholson, pastor of St Andrew's United church in the absence of a large assemblage of mourners. Hymns sung were "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and "Abide With Me." The remains were forwarded on this morning's express to Little Narrows for interment.


MacDonald Sarah MacDonald Sydney Post Record 2/9/1943 R. Fraser MOTHER OF CITY RESIDENT DIES The death occurred at an early hour this morning of Mrs Sarah MacDonald, mother of J A Gillis, well known proprietor of the Bookshoppe. She was in her 84th year. A native of McNab's Cove, she lived the greater part of her life in the Red Islands district where she was well known and highly respected. Sole surviving relative is her son, Mr Gillis. The funeral will take place Thursday morning from 94 George Street. Requiem Mass at Sacred Heart church and interment at Holy Cross cemetery.


MacRitchie Simon H MacRitchie Sydney Post Record p 3 2/9/1943 R. Fraser There passed away in his home in Englishtown on Janurary 30, Mr Simon H MacRitchie in his 62nd year. The late Mr MacRitchie was widely known and most highly esteemed for his beautiful traits of character and citizenship. The "MacRitchie House" was the home for many years of travellers and tourist. Those who sojourned there, as well as the large circle of acquaintances, will remember his geniality, intellectual ability, friendship and hospitality. He was a lifelong resident of Englishtown where he supported every worthy cause. The funeral service in Oliver United church was very largely attended, and conducted by his pastor Rev A C Fraser. Hymns sung were "The Lord Is My Shepherd," "Shall We Gather At The River." Mr D K MacLean of North River sang a Gaelic solo, "Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross" and the choir rendered "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." Besides his wife, the late Mr MacRitchie is survived by four daughters, Katherine, Evelyn, Angeline and Ishbel, all at home; by two brothers, Willie MacRitchie of Baddeck, and Dr John J MacRitchie of Halifax; two sisters, Mrs Katherine MacCharles of Ottawa and Mrs Capt Harry Sellon of Englishtown.


MacLellan Austen MacLellan Sydney Post Record p 8 2/11/1943 R. Fraser ALDER POINT BOY DROWNED IN TRAGIC SKATING ACCIDENT AUSTEN MACLELLAN, 15, LOSES LIFE NEAR HOME Alder Point, Feb 10 - Skating onto thin ice on the Channel almost directly opposite his home here yesterday afternoon, a well known boy, Austen MacLellan, 15, lost his life when he went under the ice and disappeared. This marked the first fatal accident in the Northside district this year. The victim's body had not been recovered at a late hour this evening. It was reported here tonight that Hubert Devoe will carry out diving operations on Thursday morning in an effort to recover the body. A group of local residents were busy today cutting the ice around the hole through which the victim disappeared, preparing for Thursday's attempt to locate the body. The youthful victim was skating with one of his brothers Maxwell when the accident occurred, the latter being able avoid suffering a fate similar to that of his older brother. As the two boys skated on the ice of the channel they reached a spot which was not as strong as the rest of the ice and without warning Austen went through and under the ice. His brother Maxwell however was far enough away from him to save himself from going through. Efforts Fail The latter and also some other local residents, Mrs Edna Jesso and Edmund Boudreau, were the only witnesses to the tragedy. Their efforts and those of others who quickly gathered at the scene of the drowning were of no avail in attempting to recover the body. Conducts Probe The Northside detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, at North Sydney, were immediately notified and Corporal F C Daley and Constable Malcolm MacLean arrived shortly after and conducted an investigation into the fatal accident. At the scene of the drowning which is almost four miles from Bras d'Or Bridge there is a strong tide running out towards the ocean. At Labrador The victim of the tragic affair is survived by his parents and three sisters and six brothers. At present his father is employed on a national defence project at Labrador. His sisters are Bertha who is a member of the staff of the Comox Café North Sydney, Violet and Nancy. Brothers are Gregory, Walter, Fred, Maxwell, Eric and Ronald MacLellan. A student at the local school Austen was well liked in the district and his death under such circumstances is deeply mourned. Sympathy of their many friends is offered the family in their bereavement.


MacDonald Christy MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 2/19/1943 R. Fraser MRS CHRISTY MACDONALD The death occurred late Thursday afternoon, Feb 18, at Catalone of Mrs Christy MacDonald. She was eighty years of age and had lived in Catalone all her life. She had many friends and relatives who will deeply mourn her sudden passing. She is survived by four sons, Neil, Roxbury, Mass.; Hughie and Alex at Glace Bay and Charlie at home; four daughters, Mrs MacLeod, Roxbury, Mass.; Mrs Lamond, Trout Brook; Mrs A MacDonald, Louisburg; and Mrs Lauchie MacIntyre, Louisburg. She is also survived by two brothers at Mira Ferry, John and Malcolm and one sister, Mrs Effie Wagner, Sydney. Mrs MacDonald was a devout member of the Presbyterian church, Catalone. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacNeil John F. MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 2/19/1943 R. Fraser Glace Bay, Feb 19 - The death of John F MacNeil, well known Glace Bay resident, occurred this morning in St Joseph's hospital where he had been a patient suffering from heart condition. He was 62 years old, a native of Glace Bay, and for years was surface foreman at one of the collieries here. In addition to his widow, he is survived by two sons, James H and John A; one daughter, Mrs Murray Burrows. Also two brothers, Allen in Liverpool, N.S. and Hector in Alberta. The deceased was a member of St Anne's parish and also a member of the Glace Bay Knights of Columbus. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacNeil Ronald Michael MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 11/22/1944 R. Fraser CAPE BRETON CASUALTIES KILLED IN ACTION Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Regiment - MacNeil, Ronald Michael Lieut, Mrs Mildred Shirley MacNeil, (mother), Official Row, Glace Bay, N.S. MacKenzie, Murray Pte, Hector MacKenzie (father), 5 Marion St., Glace Bay, N.S. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps - Wildsmith, William Ralph Pte, George Frederick Wildsmith (father), 31 McLean St, Glace Bay, N.S. DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED Royal Canadian Artillery - McNeil, Ronald Gnr, Mrs Anna J McNeil (wife), New Aberdeen, N.S. Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Regiment - LeBlanc, Leonard Thomas Pte, William LeBlanc (father), Poulamond, N.S. Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps - McGrath, Cecil Edward Pte, John McGrath (father), 123 Willow St, Sydney, N.S. SERIOUSLY WOUNDED British Columbia Regiment - Cameron, Edward Kennedy Pte, John Hawley Cameron (father), Mabou, N.S. Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Regiment - Whelan, Terrance Michael Pte, Mrs Alice Whelan (mother), 128 Charlotte St., Sydney, N.S. King, William John Pte, Mrs Elizabeth King (mother), 32 Victoria Road, Sydney, N.S. WOUNDED Copeland, David Charles Pte, David Copeland (father), 128 Wilhelmina St., Glace Bay, N.S. Davison, George William Pte, Mrs Sadie Davison (wife), 360 Esplanade, Sydney, N.S. McIntyre, Ambrose Pte, Frank McIntyre (father), 247 Wallace Road, Glace Bay, N.S. Perry, James Rufus L. Cpl., Mrs Sadie Perry (mother), Main-a- Dieu Shore, N.S. McNabb, Bernard Frank Pte., Mrs Mary A McNabb (mother), 233 Belgiumtown, Reserve Mines, N.S. Tilley, Frank Carl Pte, Abe Tilley (father), 11 Melrose, Glace Bay, N.S. Chandonneau, Armand Alexander Gnr., Mrs Mabel Chardonneau (wife), 124 Rear Argyle St, Sydney, N.S. Dugas, William Alfred Cpl., Mrs Margaret Dugas (mother), West Arichat, N.S. Rea, Harold Alden Pte., Mrs Louise Rea (wife), 288 Fourth St., New Aberdeen, N.S. Chase, George Frederick Pte., Mrs Mary S Chase (wife), Middle Cape, N.S. Aucoin, George Pte, Severin Aucoin (father), Cheticamp, N.S. MacGillivray, Colin Frances Pte., Mrs Regina M M MacGillivray (wife), 15 Havelock St., Sydney, N.S. Butts, Kenneth Weldon Pte., William A Butts (father), 6 Kelvin St., Glace Bay, N.S.


MacKenzie Murray MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 13 11/22/1944 R. Fraser CAPE BRETON CASUALTIES KILLED IN ACTION Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Regiment - MacNeil, Ronald Michael Lieut, Mrs Mildred Shirley MacNeil, (mother), Official Row, Glace Bay, N.S. MacKenzie, Murray Pte, Hector MacKenzie (father), 5 Marion St., Glace Bay, N.S. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps - Wildsmith, William Ralph Pte, George Frederick Wildsmith (father), 31 McLean St, Glace Bay, N.S. DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED Royal Canadian Artillery - McNeil, Ronald Gnr, Mrs Anna J McNeil (wife), New Aberdeen, N.S. Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Regiment - LeBlanc, Leonard Thomas Pte, William LeBlanc (father), Poulamond, N.S. Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps - McGrath, Cecil Edward Pte, John McGrath (father), 123 Willow St, Sydney, N.S. SERIOUSLY WOUNDED British Columbia Regiment - Cameron, Edward Kennedy Pte, John Hawley Cameron (father), Mabou, N.S. Nova Scotia and P.E.I. Regiment - Whelan, Terrance Michael Pte, Mrs Alice Whelan (mother), 128 Charlotte St., Sydney, N.S. King, William John Pte, Mrs Elizabeth King (mother), 32 Victoria Road, Sydney, N.S. WOUNDED Copeland, David Charles Pte, David Copeland (father), 128 Wilhelmina St., Glace Bay, N.S. Davison, George William Pte, Mrs Sadie Davison (wife), 360 Esplanade, Sydney, N.S. McIntyre, Ambrose Pte, Frank McIntyre (father), 247 Wallace Road, Glace Bay, N.S. Perry, James Rufus L. Cpl., Mrs Sadie Perry (mother), Main-a- Dieu Shore, N.S. McNabb, Bernard Frank Pte., Mrs Mary A McNabb (mother), 233 Belgiumtown, Reserve Mines, N.S. Tilley, Frank Carl Pte, Abe Tilley (father), 11 Melrose, Glace Bay, N.S. Chandonneau, Armand Alexander Gnr., Mrs Mabel Chardonneau (wife), 124 Rear Argyle St, Sydney, N.S. Dugas, William Alfred Cpl., Mrs Margaret Dugas (mother), West Arichat, N.S. Rea, Harold Alden Pte., Mrs Louise Rea (wife), 288 Fourth St., New Aberdeen, N.S. Chase, George Frederick Pte., Mrs Mary S Chase (wife), Middle Cape, N.S. Aucoin, George Pte, Severin Aucoin (father), Cheticamp, N.S. MacGillivray, Colin Frances Pte., Mrs Regina M M MacGillivray (wife), 15 Havelock St., Sydney, N.S. Butts, Kenneth Weldon Pte., William A Butts (father), 6 Kelvin St., Glace Bay, N.S.


MacDonald Gus MacDonald The Eastern Chronicle, New Glasgow, N.S. 11/30/1944 Carolyn Wallace Petty Officer Gus MacDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. John MacDonald, Campbell's Road, Westville, has been "lost at sea," two miles off Sydney, according to word received by his family over the week end. His wife, the former Eloise MacDonald, of Stellarton and young son are at present residing in Sydney. Also surviving are two brothers, Carthew in the Navy and Percy at home, and one sister, Thelma, also at home. A brother, Reggie, who was in the Army, was the war's first fatality in Westville and another, Duncan, died some years ago. Their father is a veteran of the First Great War.


MacIntyre Mrs. James MacIntyre The Cape Breton Post 12/9/1944 Maureen McNeil Mrs. James MacIntyre Baddeck, Dec. 7, - The funeral of the late Mrs. James MacIntyre, who died Nov.28, was held from her late residence, Water Street, on Thursday morning Nov.30, to St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, were High Requiem Mass was celebrated by her pastor, Rev. Fr. Rankin in the presence of a large congregation of this town. She was born in 1864 in Beinn Bhreagh, near Baddeck, her maiden name being Christine Campbell, daughter of Jeremiah Campbell and his wife Catherine MacKinnon; both of whom were natives of the Isle of Barra, Scotland. She was therefore only one generation removed from the old home land. All through her long useful life, she exemplified the traits and characteristics that marked the Scottish pioneers - Charity, Hospitality and Regard for religion. She entered into rest consoled and comforted by the last rites of the Roman Catholic Communion, of which she had been an exemplary member. At the time of her passing she was the oldest member of St. Michael's parish. She was twice married, in 1888, she married Neil S. MacLean of Baddeck, who died in 1891. In 1906, she married James MacIntyre of Konchibouguoac, New Brunswick, who passed away in 1939. There were two children from the first marriage, Michael D. MacLean who was killed in action in Arras, France in 1918 and Alex D. MacLean of Baddeck and Sydney; an adopted daughter, Miss Mary F. Hagan, at present stationed with the Air Force in Winnipeg, Man. Interment was made in the Campbell burial lot, St. Michael's Cemetery, where she rests beside her late husband. The pallbearers were: Philip MacLeod, George Hull, Neil H. Campbell; John D. MacNeil; Neil J. McKinnon and John M. MacLean. The last three named being the wardens of St, Michael's parish. Responses to the Requiem High Mass were sung by Mrs. James MacLellan of Baddeck. Mrs. John D. MacNeil of Baddeck presided at the organ during the obsequies.


MacNeil Alex J. MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 1/10/1945 R. Fraser Alex J. MacNeil, a resident of Black Brook, Boularderie, passed away on December 31st, following a general illness and his death was mourned by countless friends, neighbours and acquaintances. He was 73 years old. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, John, employed at the Sydney Steel plant, one daughter, Mrs. Neil MacDonald, Victoria Mines. One sister, Mrs. John Pentecost, Sydney Mines. Funeral was held Jan. 2. Interment was in St. Joachim’s cemetery, Boularderie.


MacKenzie Daniel W. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 8 1/24/1945 R. Fraser DANIEL W. MACKENZIE Sydney Mines, Jan. 23 - The death occurred Jan. 22, at his home on St. James Road, Boularderie, of Mr. Daniel W. MacKenzie one of the most highly respected residents of this district, at the age of 82 years. The deceased was for many years an outstanding figure in this farming district. He was well known and very highly respected, a loving husband and father, a good neighbour and friend. His passing following an illness of several weeks duration is deeply regretted by all who knew him. His wife predeceased him some years ago. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Morrison, residing in Detroit, Mich., Mrs Cwesman, Mrs. Nagel, Mrs. Rollins, residing in Boston, Mass. and three sons, John of Boston, Mass., James and Wallace residing on St. James road, Big Bras d’Or, Boularderie, and one sister, Mrs. Bella MacLean residing at Brook Village, Cape Breton. The funeral service will be held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial will be in St. James church cemetery, Big Bras d’Or.


MacLeod Kate MacLeod Sydney Post-Record 1/22/1940 Leland Harvie At an early hour this morning, the death occurred of Mrs. Kate MacLeod, 71, wife of the late Neil A. MacLeod, of Mira. She was a member of the United church, active in the Women's Missionary Society, and valued in the community as a good neighbor and friends. She has spent some time as a resident of Gabarus Lake and was also well and favorably known there. Surviving are four step children, Alex, in Sydney; Mrs. Phillip Henry Morrell (Mary) and Jessie, Gabarus; Mrs. Henry Morrell, Boston; two sisters, Kate A. McKeigan, Mrs. dan Finlayson, Boston; one brother, Angus McKeigan, Mira. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacVicar Mrs. Archibald MacVicar Halifax Herald 3/24/1942 R. Fraser AGED RESIDENT OF LOUISBURG DIES LOUISBURG, March 24 - The death occurred here last night of one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this town in the person of Mrs. Archibald MacVicar. The deceased was 79 years of age and was a daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. William Bagnell, Kennington Cove. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, 3 daughters and 5 sons. The daughters are Annie, at home, Mrs. Pearl Collins (Janie) in N.B. and Mrs. Alex MacDonald (Mary. The sons are William in Ontario, Arthur in Vancouver, and Archie, Edward and Ronald at home. One sister, Mrs. Baker, Halifax survives as well as 3 brothers, John and Harry in Sydney and William of Kennington Cove. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Halifax Herald March 25, 1942 - Submitted by Paul Harmon Louisburg, March 24 - One of Louisburg's best known residents, Mrs. Archibald MacVicar, 79, died suddenly last night. She was a native of Kennington Cove. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters and five sons, among them, Mrs. P. Collins in New Brunswick, William MacVicar in Ontario, one sister, Mrs. Baker, Halifax and one brother, Harry Bagnell, Sydney.


MacIntosh Rev. Peter D. MacIntosh The Halifax Herald 3/26/1942 Paul Harmon Dundee, March 25 - The sudden death of Rev. Peter D. MacIntosh took place in New Jersey March 22nd. Mr. MacIntosh was in his 70th year and was a native of Cape Breton, born at St. George's Channel, he was a brother of Mrs. Flora MacInnes of that place, who survives as does one brother, George MacIntosh of Massachusetts. His remains will be brought to St. George's Channel for burial.


MacLean John MacLean Death Certificate 6/5/1944 R. Fraser JOHN MCLEAN DIES AT NORTH SYDNEY Sydney Mines, June 4 - One of the town’s best known residents, especially in business circles, John MacLean, died at his home on Shore Road at 8:30 o’clock this morning. Short Illness He had been ill only a few weeks and his death came as a great shock to his family and will be learned of with deep regret by a widespread circle of friends. The deceased was a native of England, and after coming here over 20 years ago to assume the position of secretary of the head office of the British Canadian Cooperative Society Limited, held that job up until he became ill. The late Mr MacLean, a man who was of a very quiet and retiring nature, had been manager of this well known firm from the time of the death of its former manager, the late James Dunsmore, until the new present manager, T Anderson took over these duties. He is survived by his wife and one son, Bryan, at home. His wife is a prominent member of the local Red Cross Society and has taken an active part in numerous community endeavors here for many years. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon with a service to be conducted at the deceased’s late residence at 2:30 o’clock by Rev J W O’Brien, pastor of Carman United Church. Burial will take place in Brookside cemetery with the funeral to be under the direction of the D A MacRae and Son Funeral Services. Sincere sympathy of a host of friends is offered to Mrs MacLean and her son in their bereavement.


MacAulay Pte. Raymond MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 8 6/5/1944 R. Fraser RAYMOND MCAULAY REPORTED MISSING North Sydney, June 4 -Pte. Raymond MacAulay of nearby Millville, Boularderie, has been reported missing in action, according to word received by his father, John MacAulay. Served In Italy Pte MacAulay enlisted in March of 1942 and went overseas in December of the following year. He went to Italy last March and was a member of the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He is 30. He was reported missing May 17.


MacDonald Malcolm MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 6/13/1944 R. Fraser Florence, June 12 - Attended by scores of friends, acquaintances and working associates, the funeral of the late Malcolm MacDonald was held this afternoon. Service was held at St Joseph’s Chruch, Bras d’Or with Rev Fr Alex McKenzie, officiating. Interment took place in St Joseph’s cemetery with Fr McKenzie reciting the prayers at the graveside. Pallbearers were: John Pero, Angus J MacDonald, William LeBlanc, John Mann, Dan M McNeil, Stephen Dolhanty. The late Mr MacDonald passed away on Saturday afternoon in his 66th years. He had been ill for the past two years. A native of George’s River, he came to Florence over 40 years ago and worked in Florence Colliery over that period. During the Great War, he served overseas and was wounded. Floral designs, mass and sympathy cards were received by the family in a large number.


MacKenzie Mary MacKenzie GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 6/17/1944 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, June 16 - The death occurred on Thursday of Miss Mary MacKenzie at her home in Boularderie, following a short illness. The deceased was born in Boularderie 76 years ago, a daughter of John MacKenzie and Mary MacGregor MacKenzie. She was a lifelong resident of this district, and was well known and very highly respected. News of her sudden passing came as a great shock to her host of friends and acquaintances. The funeral will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, with service at Big Bras d’Or Church and burial will be in Big Bras d’Or cemetery.


MacDonald James MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 6/17/1944 R. Fraser North Sydney, June 17 - James MacDonald, 69, died at his home at West Bay yesterday following a heart attack. Son of the late Hon. James MacDonald, M.L.A., he was born at West Bay and for a number of years resided in North Sydney. He operated a general store at West Bay. Mr MacDonald was a member of the United church and was affiliated with the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges. Surviving are one daughter Mrs Peter MacAulay in North Sydney, one sister Mrs Frank Milligan, Huntsville, Ont. and two brothers, Alex at West Bay and D W in Mosherville, N.S. The funeral will be held on Sunday from the residence of Mrs George Robertson, Queen Street. JAMES MACDONALD North Sydney, June 19 - Funeral services for the late James MacDonald, well known West Bay resident who died suddenly at his home on Friday morning, took place here Sunday afternoon, and despite the unfavorable weather was largely attended. Services were held at the home of Mrs George Robertson, Queen st. where a daughter of the deceased, Mrs Peter MacAulay, resides, and they were conducted by Rev H L Jost, pastor of St Giles Church. Following this, the cortege proceeded to Lakeside cemetery where interment took place. Pall bearers were Ernest MacInnis and Alex MacInnis, of West Bay, James A Ross, J W Allen, George Carmichael and Arthur L Partridge, North Sydney. Rev Mr Jost officiated at the graveside services also. The many floral offerings and other tokens of sympathy received by the bereaved family testified to the high esteem in which the deceased had been held by many friends in North Sydney, West Bay and elsewhere. The deceased, who was born at West Bay 69 years ago and was a son of the late Hon. James MacDonald, M.L.A. of that place, passed away suddenly Friday morning after suffering a heart seizure. After operating a general store at West Bay for some years, he moved to North Sydney and had been employed as a traveller for the former Farquhar Trading Co here for some time. He had resided here last winter and only returned to West Bay six weeks ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs Peter McAuley, Queen Street, town, and one sister and two brothers, Mrs Frank Milligan, Huntsville, Ont; Alex MacDonald, West Bay and D W MacDonald in Mosherville, N.S. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 20 June 1944 p 8]


MacKenzie Jessie MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 8/30/1944 R. Fraser A resident of Sydney for 72 years, Miss Jessie MacKenzie died at an early hour this morning at her home, 282 Columbia Street. She was in her 80th year and death followed an illness of five months. The deceased was born at Coxheath, lived here the greater part of her life and her passing will be regretted and mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs Mary Higgins, Mrs D R Walker, New York; Mrs MacMahon in Watertown, Mass.; one brother Dan MacKenzie in this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacNeil William MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 8/11/1943 R. Fraser SYDNEY AIRMAN POSTED MISSING IN VANCOUVER According to word received by his mother, Mrs Jean MacNeil, Townsend street, Sergt. William MacNeil, 24, R.C.A.F., has been posted missing in Vancouver. Prior to enlisting in the air force he was employed at the machine shop at the Sydney steel plant. A brother Donald MacNeil is Pilot Officer with the R.C.A.F. and a brother Gordon and a sister Marjorie reside at home.


MacLean Robert MacLean Sydney Post Record 4/20/1942 Donald Snow ROBERT MACLEAN OF FLORENCE, VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK . FLORENCE, April 19 - Seized with a heart attack while on the street in North Sydney on Saturday afternoon, Robert MacLean, well known miner and resident of this community passed away very suddenly. Six months ago the deceased was forced to retire from his work in Florence colliery due to a heart ailment. Feeling quite well went to North Sydney to visit relatives and subsquently dropped dead before that visit was completed. In his 53rd year, the late Mr. MacLean was a native of Boularderie but resided in Florence for the past 25 years. During this period he worked in Florence colliery where he was favorably known over the years. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. George Drew in U.S.A., his wife, five daughters, Marguerite, Robina, Lorna, Christena, Sylvia; four sons, Carleton, Kenneth, Corporal he Donald, in Halifax and Max in the Navy. The remains will repose at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. C. Edwards, Guy street Sydney Mines. Funeral arrangement will be announced later.


MacIntyre John MacIntyre Sydney Post Record p 3 5/14/1942 Donald A. Snow TWO LOUISBURG YOUTHS VICTIMS OF TORPEDOING . Two well known Louisburg youths are posted missing as a result of enemy actions when their merchant ship was destroyed. They were: John MacIntyre, 24, son of Hugh MacIntyre and the late Mrs. MacIntyre. William Bagnal, 19 son of Mrs and Mrs. Charles Bagnell. Another youth from the historic seaport town, a member of the same crew and reported saved was Warren Covey. Parents of MacIntyre and Bagnell received word from the owning company stating that the freighter was torpedoed and sunk by enemy craft recently. 15 JUL 1942 Sydney Post Record - Louisburg Youths Feared Lost (Photo underneath) Missing since May, two well-known Louisburg youths, members of the Merchant Marine who are believed lost with their ship; are pictured above. They are at right, John MacIntyre, 24, and William Bagnell 19, who were serving on the crew of the same ship. MacIntyre is the son of Hugh MacIntyre and the late, Mrs. MacIntyre, while Bagnell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bagnell. Bagnell is also a nephew of Warren Covey who was a survivor of the same ship. Besides his parents, young Bagnell is survived by two sisters, Elsie and Ruth and two brothers, Charles and Warren.


MacKenzie Murdock R. MacKenzie California newspaper 5/31/1942 R. Fraser FORMER PLUMAS MILL CHIEF DIES Murdock R. MacKenzie, 74, retired mill superintendent of the Walker Mine in Plumas County, and a resident of 1029 K Street, died today in the Sutter Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Andrews & Greilich Chapel, with Dr. Clarence Albert Kircher of the Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. The Sacramento Masonic Fraternity also will conduct services. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery. MacKenzie, a native of Nova Scotia, came to California twenty years ago and was the mill superintendent for the Anaconda Copper Company at Walkermine for eighteen years. He was a member of the Plumas Lodge No. 60, Free and Accepted Masons of Quincy, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Sarramento and was a Thirty second degree Mason. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Phoebe MacKenzie; his son, Murdock M. MacKenzie and his daughter, Mrs. F. W. MacKenzie, all of California, and four sisters, Mrs. Maggie Lee of Manchester, Mass., and Mrs. Christie McLeod, Mrs. Flora McDonald and Mrs. Lena Beaton, all of Nova Scotia. MURDOCK R. MACKENZIE Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday for Murdock R. MacKenzie, 74, retired mill superintendent of Walker mine in Plumas County, who died yesterday in a local hospital. He lived at 1029 K Street. Services will be in Andrews & Greilich chapel with Dr. Clarence Albert Kircher of Westminster Presbyterian church officiating. Sacramento Masonic Fraternity also will conduct services. Burial will be in Masonic cemetery. He was a native of Nova Scotia, coming to California 20 years ago. Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Phoebe MacKenzie; his son, Murdock M. MacKenzie, and his daughter, Mrs. F. W. MacKenzie, all of California, and four sisters, Mrs. Maggie Lee of Manchester, Mass., and Mrs. Christie McLeod, Mrs. Flora McDonald and Mrs. Lena Beaton, all of Nova Scotia. [California newspaper, 1942--Date edited--31 inserted for indexing] FORMER RESIDENT OF ANACONDA DIES M. R. MCKENZIE PASSES ON COAST Word was received here Thursday of the death in Sacramento, Calif., of Murdock R. McKenzie, former well-known resident of Anaconda where for 40 years he was connected with the Anaconda Reduction Works. About 20 years ago he was transferred to California to become mill superintendent of the Walker mine, a position he held until his retirement two years ago. The Walker mine is a subsidiary property of the Anaconda Copper Mining company. Mr. McKenzie was the father of Mrs. Frank McKenzie, 1156 West Porphyry Street. She left Butte Monday evening and was at her father’s bedside when he passed away, as were his wife, Mrs. Phoebe McKenzie, and their son Milton McKenzie, a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Vallejo, Calif. Mr. McKenzie came to Butte as a youth of 18 and worked for a time at the smelters in Meaderville. From there he went to Great Falls where he became employed at the Great Falls Reduction works, later moving to Anaconda where he continued in the same line of work. He and Mrs. McKenzie and their son left for California in 1923. Funeral arrangements are pending, according to the message received. [Butte, Montana newspaper, May, 1942--Date edited--31 inserted for indexing]


MacSween Katherine MacSween Sydney Post Record p 3 5/4/1943 R. Fraser The death of Mrs Katherine MacSween, widow of the late Neil MacSween, occurred on Monday at her residence (Glasgow) Beaver Cove, C.B. Up until last week when she was stricken, she was able to be about daily and the news of her passing will be learned with deep regret by a host of friends and acquaintances throughout Cape Breton. She is survived by one son and six daughters as follows: John and Katherine, at home; Mrs John E MacNeil, Christmas Island; Mrs Angus Gillis, Dorchester, Mass.; Mary and Marion in Watertown, Mass; Mrs John D MacDonald, Sydney. Also one brother John D MacNeil, Big Beach. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at nine o'clock. Mass of Requiem at St Andrew's church, Boisdale, Burial in the parish cemetery.


MacRae Lt. Col. William George MacRae Sydney Post Record p 6 5/9/1943 R. Fraser DEATH OF LT. COL. MACRAE REMOVES WELL KNOWN FIGURE Baddeck, May 10 - In the passing of Lt. Col. William George MacRae at Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, Victoria County lost one of its outstanding citizens. Having been in poor health for some time he was taken to Camp Hill for treatment on April 14. The late Col. Willie G. as he was familiarly known, was born at Big Farm, Baddeck on June 23, 1881, the son of the late Alexander MacRae and Margaret MacKay MacRae, where he lived on the old homestead. He is survived in his immediate family by three sons, Albert, J.L. Ralston, and MacKeigan, two daughters, Eva Margaret and Edna Frances, also by two sisters, Georgena, at home, Margaret, Mrs. Dan MacRae of Dawson City, and a brother Alexander D. in the state of Washington, U.S.A. His wife, nee Annie Hart, died on May 12, 1942. His military career started at an early age in the 94th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. In 1902 he took his non- commissioned officers course at Fredericton. From that time on he was associated with the 94th and at the outbreak of war in August, 1914, went on active service with the unit as Adjutant in which office he served till he took command of D Co. in the 85th N.S. Highlanders of which he later became Commanding Officer. At the start of the present war he offered his services with the unit but was turned down on account of his age. In civil life he was Judge of Probate and Magistrate for Victoria County, the duties of which he carried out in a most proficient manner. He was a charter member and past President of the Baddeck branch of the Canadian Legion and last summer he was presented with a past president’s Medal. Col. Willie G. will be greatly missed in the community as well as by a large circle of friends throughout the province. The sympathy of all go to the young sons and daughters and his sisters and brother. The funeral service will be conducted from Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. [no date] [St Andrew cem, Big Baddeck, Vict, NS: 23 June 1881 - 9 May 1943] FUNERAL OF COL. MACRAE IS HELD [photo] Baddeck, May 13 - The funeral of the late Lt. - Col. W. G. MacRae, V.D., was held from Knox Presbyterian church, Baddeck, on May 12th, at 1:30 p.m. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Duncan MacRae, a cousin of the deceased, assisted by Rev. Mr. Patterson of Greenwood United Church, Baddeck. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in this community. The service was in charge of the Victoria Branch of the Canadian Legion No. 53 of which the deceased was a member and past president, with full military honors. The firing party made up of N. C. O.’s and men of the 10th Dragoons in charge of R. S. M. Gladwell fired the salute at the grave and Last Post and Reveille was sounded by the trumpeter. Pall bearers, all members of the Victoria Branch Canadian Legion were, H. Hall, J. Hannam, F. J. MacCharles, L. N. MacDonald, A. N. MacKenzie and John N. Nicholson. The president J. M. O’Toole was in charge and the committal service was read at the graveside by Comrade Frank MacGregor a life long neighbor and friend of the deceased. The large number of out of town relatives and friends, many of them in uniform that attended and the floral display all went to show the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The Cape Breton and Canso Military Command was represented by Col. Dobbie and Lt. Col. Crooks, Capts. W. Ingraham and A. R. Morrison, Lieuts. Shelter, Young, MacPherson, Manson, MacLeod, A. A. MacDonald, and J. A. MacDonald, R. S. M. Payne and party of twenty-five N. C. O.’s and men in charge of C. S. M. Allan. The Veterans Guard was represented by Major T. H. Kitchen and the War Services was represented by Bleddyn Davies. The R. C. M. P. Guard was represented by Frank MacGregor, J. P. MacKenzie and Dan MacQuarrie. Out of town Legion members present were V. Pres. A. X. MacDonald, Prov. Command Pres. Chris Davis, Col. O’Neil, Majors Maddin and Crowell of the Sydney Branch. Officers of the 94th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (disbanded in 1918) present were Lt. Col. A. D. MacRae, Major W. W. Nicholson, Big Baddeck; Major Rod Y. MacKenzie, Capts, Duncan MacKenzie, and W. D. U. MacKenzie of Inverness County, Major Dan N. MacDonald and Capt. Dave MacRae, Middle River, Capts. Jas. W. Fraser, A. N. MacKenzie, Lieuts. L. N. MacDonald, and F. J. MacCharles of Baddeck; Lieuts. J. D. MacRae, Nyanza and Wm. Hunter, Hunter’s Mountain. R. S. M. Tom and Sgt. Alexander Buchanan made a special trip from Halifax to attend. Out of town relatives who attended were his aunt Mrs. chas. Ross and her two sons forest and Reid, Whitmore and Daisy MacLean and Ed Hartigan. The singing was by the junior choir of Knox Church under the direction of Mrs. Philips, organist with a Gaelic solo by A. N. MacKenzie. [no date]


MacKenzie Sadie MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 1/11/1937 R. Fraser North Sydney, Jan 9 - News of the death of Mrs Sadie MacKenzie, which occurred in Boston on Friday was received by her brother, David Edwards, Pleasant street. The late Mrs MacKenzie had been in failing health for the past several months and her death was not wholly unexpected. Deceased wh was born at Groves Point 70 years ago was well known here, and visited her brother and other relatives in August 1935. Her kindly manner endeared her to all and news of her death was received with expressions of regret. a son William MacKenzie of Quincey, Mass., a sister Mary Edwards and two other brothers Henry and Thomas Edwards all in Boston are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother and sister. The funeral will be held on Monday from the residence of her son. The sympathy of their many friends is extended them in their bereavement.


MacAskill Effie MacAskill Sydney Post Record p 6 1/30/1937 R. Fraser LARGE NUMBER ATTEND FUNERAL Friends Pay Final Tribute To Mrs Effie MacAskill Florence, Jan 29 - The funeral of Mrs Effie MacAskill took place on Sunday from the home of William MacDonald and was largely attended. Service in Wilson United church was conducted by Rev A D MacDonald who spoke in glowing terms of the deceased who was noted for her community uplift work. The choir which was in attendance rendered favorite hymns of the deceased including, "The Lord Is My Shepherd," "The Sands of Time Are Sinking" and "All The Way My Savior Leads Me." Prior to the regular service members of L.B.T.A. held their service conducted by Mrs Angus McKeigan and John French with Captain Victor McLean of the Salvation Army conducting the prayer. During this impressive service the hymns rendered were "In The Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Blest Be The Tie That Binds." The cortege then proceeded to Big Bras d'Or cemetery where interment was made. The pall bearers were Samuel Snow, Wiliam Goodwin, J W McLeod, William McFarlane, Peter McAulay and Norman McDonald. The late Mrs MacAskill was born at Loch Lomond 72 years ago, but for the past 35 years she made her home at Florence where she endeared herself with all she came in contact. She was an active worker in Wilson United Church. Her husband having predeceased her about eight years ago, she leaves to survive two daughters and one son, Christina MacAskill, Boston, Mrs William MacDonald, Florence, and John MacAskill of Florence.; also one brother and one sister, Alex Morrison and Mrs Sarah Morrison of Loch Lomond, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.


MacQueen Charles MacQueen Sydney Post Record p 6 2/1/1937 R. Fraser Scores attended the funeral at Framboise last Monday of Charles MacQueen, well known resident of this city, whose death following an appendicitis operation occasioned widespread regret here and throughout Cape Breton. Funeral service was held at his late residence on the Sunday night previous, and was conducted by Rev Dr Alexander Murray, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church, who also officiated at the graveside in Framboise cemetery. Favorite hymns of the deceased sung during the service were: 23rd psalm, "I Am Coming lord," "Rock Of Ages," and Gaelic hymn "God Is Our Refuge and our Strength." A large concourse of autos followed the hearse to Framboise where the procession was joined by many residents of that district, friends and relatives of the deceased. The wealth of floral offerings, cards, messages, and other tokens of sympathy received by the bereaved family bore striking evidence to the esteem in which the deceased was held by all who knew him. Acting as pall bearers were Daniel P Morrison, Donald J MacQueen, Victor Diganbour, Dan Morrison, Rod MacPherson, Murdoch Morrison.


MacDonald Donald MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 2/13/1937 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Feb 12 - The death occurred Thursday of Donald MacDonald at his home at Boularderie, after a long illness. The late Mr MacDonald was born at North River eighty six years ago and was well and favorably known throughout the district. Interment will be made at North River cemetery.


MacRae Duncan MacRae Sydney Post Record p 10 2/19/1937 R. Fraser Baddeck, Feb 18 - The community of Baddeck and its environs were saddened last Wednesday (10inst.) when news of the passing of Duncan MacRae, in his home at Baddeck Bridge, became known. he had reached the ripe age of eighty eight years and was the last surviving member of the family of the late Donald (Dan) MacRae, who, with his brother Duncan (Bentick) emigrated from Kintail, Rosshire, Scotland, about 156 years ago. They acquired land, generally known as the "Bentick" and "Big" farms, comprising some of the best meadow land found in Baddeck River. By preserving [sic] industry and thrift, they soon brought their farms to such a degree of excellence that they were known as the model farms of Victoria County. Their progeny followed closely the policies and plans of their predecessors, only departing from them reluctantly when circumstances made changes imperative. The late Mr MacRae was quite typical of his forbears, possessing their sturdiness in a remarkable degree. Devoted to the interests of his own farm, he was not unmindful of his neighbor's welfare, when real need existed. He believed firmly in the truth expressed in Proverbs 18:9, "He also that is slothful in his work is a brother to him that is a great waster." his regard for neatness about his person and property was evident everywhere, and the adage, "A place for everything and everything in its place," found its most fitting example in his tidy and up to date surroundings. Diligent to the end of his days in whatever his hand found to do, he was also economical of time and means and thus carried out the characteristic independence of his ancestors, which contributed so conspicuously to the advancement and stability of the whole community. The belief is held by many that more men of his type are needed to curb the extravagance of modern society and arouse more attention and interest in the manly toil that brought adequate reward to the honest worker of other days, whether on land or sea. The general debility which laid him aside from his usual routine, was soon followed by death, to which he was quite resigned. While making no pretentions of spiritual excellence the Christian qualities so manifest in his life, sustained him in his last moments and brought consolation to those who witnessed his passing. He is survived by his wife (nee Isabel MacCharles) who patiently ministered to him in his last illness, assisted by other friends. The funeral services were largely attended and were conducted by his pastor, Rev J D N MacDonald of Baddeck Forks, who spoke well chosen words of comfort to the bereaved friends and mourners. Pall bearers, all nephews of the deceased, were: Captain Dan MacRae, Col. W G MacRae, D F MacRae, Alexander MacRae, D P MacLeod, and Duncan F MacLeod. Interment was in Baddeck Forks cemetery, the old burying ground of the MacRae family. "Oh Death where is thy sting?" "Oh Grave where is thy Victory?"


MacLean Donald MacLean Sydney Post Record p 10 2/19/1937 R. Fraser Baddeck, Feb 17 - A former well known and respected resident of Baddeck, Donald MacLean, passed away at the home of his daughter, in Malden, Mass., February 12th at the advanced age of eighty five years. He was well known to the older residents of the town, and was a son of Neil MacLean, better known as Black Neil, and during those years the Baddeck was an active shipping centre, and port call for Newfoundland and Halifax steamers, Donald MacLean was constantly employed as pilot through the Bras d'Or Lakes. He was only one generation removed from the Old Land, his father being a native of the Island of Barra. After the decline of shipping activities here, he removed to Sydney with his family, and some years ago, his wife having predeceased him, he went to live in Malden, Mass. where his declining years were spent in the home of his daughter, Mrs Anthony Boma [sic]. In his United States home, friends from "down east" were always assured of a genuine and unaffected highland welcome, and he wished nothing better than to talk over events of the early days of Baddeck with his cronies of those times. Always a devout member of the Catholic church, he was a regular [cut off]


MacDougall Harriet MacDougall Sydney Post Record p 3 3/3/1937 R. Fraser Death occurred yesterday afternoon at City hospital of Mrs Harriet MacDougall, at the age of 73 years. She was a native of Westmount and formerly resided at Margaree Harbor. Her husband predeceased her about eleven years ago. For the past few years she resided at Westmount with her grandsons, Hugh and Ernest MacDougall. her surviving relatives, besides these are one son, Charles MacDougall, Margaree Harbor; two daughters, Mrs Ernest Gillis, of Wollaston, Mass. and Mrs Hary Flemming, of Halifax. A son Alex was killed in the Great War with the 87th battalion. Funeral services will be announced later.


MacKenzie Margaret MacKenzie
3/3/1937 R. Fraser There passed away at the home of her son, Allan MacKenzie, Mira Road, yesterday, Mrs Margaret MacKenzie, aged 88, one of the best known residents of Sydney. She was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Mary MacRury of Louisbourg. For over fifty years deceased was a devout member of the Presbyterian church. Some years ago she was active in church circles and was particularly interested in the work of the W.C.T.U. Surviving relatives in addition to the son, Allan Mackenzie, are one brother, J H MacRury, of Sydney; two sisters, Christine and Elizabeth, of Louisbourg; one daughter, Mrs I L Boomer, of Vancouver. Rev Dr Maxwell MacOdrum will conduct the funeral. After a brief service at the home the remains will be taken to the Presbyterian church, thence to Hardwood Hill cemetery.


MacKenzie Mary MacKenzie GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 12/20/1943 R. Fraser AGED RESIDENT OF CHRISTMAS ISLAND PASSES The death occurred late Saturday night at her home at Christmas Island of Miss Mary MacKenzie, aged and esteemed resident of the district. Born there, she lived there all her life and was a familiar and beloved figure in that rural community. She had been ailing for the past few months. The news of her passing will be learned with deep regret by countless friends, relatives and acquaintances throughout Cape Breton. She is survived by three brothers, Archie D MacKenzie, Christmas island, with whom she resided; Alex MacKenzie, C.N.R. sectionman, this city; Dan MacKenzie, retired miner, Reserve Mines. Another brother, A D MacKenzie of 56 Intercolonial Street, retired C.N.R. section foreman, predeceased her in July, 1939. CHRISTMAS ISLAND RESIDENT BURIED - The funeral of Mrs Mary MacKenzie, aged and highly esteemed resident of Christmas Island, was held on Tuesday morning and was well attended. The funeral was held from the home of her brother Archie D MacKenzie with whom she resided to the parish church where Mass of Requiem was celebrated by the pastor Rev Fr A R MacDonald. Burial was in the family plot in the parish cemetery, and prayers at the graveside were offered by Rev Fr Alex MacDonald, parish curate. Mass cards were received, also cards, letters and other tokens of deep sympathy. The pall bearers, all relatives of the deceased were: Hugh MacKenzie, Anthony MacKenzie of this city; Archie A MacKenzie of Glace Bay; [blurred] MacKenzie of Christmas Island. Attending the obsequies were Alex MacKenzie of this city; Dan MacKenzie of Reserve Mines, brothers of the late Miss MacKenzie. The latter was accompanied by his wife. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 22 December 1943 p 3]


MacNeil Raymond Roderick MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 12/20/1943 R. Fraser The many friends and acquaintances in this city and elsewhere of Mr and Mrs Phonse MacNeil of Havelock Street, will sympathize with them in the sudden and unexpected passing of their infant son, Raymond Roderick, four months old, which occurred about 9:30 o'clock this morning. The little one developed a cold Sunday afternoon and complications of pneumonia set in during the night. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother Jerry and two sisters, Loretta and Helen. Burial will be in Holy Cross cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon of Raymond Roderick MacNeil, four month old son of Mr and Mrs Phonse MacNeil, Havelock Street. Burial was in Holy Cross cemetery and many friends, acquaintances, and neighbors attended the funeral. There were floral offerings, cards, and letters and telegrams of sympathy received by the bereaved parents. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 22 December 1943 p 3]


MacDonald Mrs. Alexander MacDonald The Sydney Post-Record 11/5/1945 Maureen McNeil Mrs. Alexander MacDonald - Glace Bay, Nov.5 - Mrs. Alexander MacDonald, elderly and well known resident of Glace Bay died at the home of her son, Neil S. MacDonald, 9 MacKenzie St., Saturday morning. Mrs. MacDonald was 97 years of age and was a native of Port Caledonia. She came to Glace Bay about 50 years ago and huring her long residence here made many friends by all of whom she was highly respected. She was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church and when younger was active in affairs of the congregation. Her husband died about a year ago. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R.H. Hunston, St. John, and three sons, Dan MacDonald, Toronto; John MacDonald and Neil S. MacDonald both of Glace Bay. The funeral will be held from the family residence, 9 MacKenzie St. Monday, afternoon. Services will be conducted by Rev. S. Kerr, St. Paul's Church and burial will be made at Greenwood Cemetery. The funeral will be under the direction of Lowden Undertaking Parlors.


MacNeil Mrs. John C. MacNeil The Sydney Post-Record 11/5/1945 Maureen McNeil Funeral of Mrs. John C. MacNeil Glace Bay, Nov.5-Funeral of Mrs. John C. MacNeil took place, Saturday morning from the family residence, Reserve Rows and was attended by many friends and acquaintances of the deceased lady. On arrival of the funeral at St. Joseph's Church, Reserve, Requiem Mass was celebrated by the pastor Rev. Dr. J.J. Tompkins. After mass the cortege proceeded to the parish cemetery, where Rev. Joseph Cotter recited the committal prayers. Many floral pieces, spiritual offerings, cards and other tokens of sympathy were received by the bereaved family testifying to the esteem and respect enjoyed by the late Mrs. MacNeil in the community. Pallbearers were: Alex Smith, George Smith, Hugh O. MacDonald, Larry Smith, William Smith, and Michael Smith. The funeral was under the direction of Curry's Funeral Home.


MacLean J. Sidney MacLean The Sydney Post-Record 11/7/1945 Maureen McNeil Veteran Mountie Passes Saturday - Well known member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, J. Sidney MacLean, died Saturday at his home in Post Hood.. He was 58 years old and had been a member of the mounted police organization for some years, assigned to the Lands and Forest deatail. His widow and family survive and the news of his passing will occasion deep regret in Cape Breton Island.


MacLean John MacLean Death Certificate 11/7/1945 Maureen McNeil John MacLean - Port Hood, Nov.5,1945 - The death occurred here Saturday of a well known and esteemed resident of this shire town, John MacLean, 60. News of his death after a general illness has occasioned deep regret and mourning throughout Inverness County. He is survived by his widow the former Jennie Chisholm.


MacLeod Margaret MacLeod The Sydney Post-Record 11/7/1945 Maureen McNeil Mrs. Margaret MacLeod - The funeral of Mrs. Margaret MacLeod, wife of D.J.MacLeod, Forchu, was held Sunday, Oct.28, from the family residence and was largely attended. Rev. Neil MacLean, pastor, officiated at the services at the house and graveside and favorite hymns sung were, "Lord is My Shepherd", "Rock of Ages" And "Abide With Me". John Waldren sang a Gaelic rendition of , "There's A Land That is Fairer Than Day." The pallbearers were: Kenneth A. MacDonald, James A. MacDonald, W.J. Severance, John Waldren, Charles Shepherd and Conrad MacDonald.


MacNeil James Francis MacNeil The Sydney Post-Record 11/7/1945 Maureen McNeil James Francis MacNeil - The funeral of the late James Francis MacNeil, 34, well known young man and son of Mr. and Mrs. James MacNeil was held Sunday afternoon from Curry's Funeral Home, George St. Service at Sacred Heart Church was conducted by Rev. Fr. D.A. Doyle, who also offered prayers at the graveside. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. There were spiritual offerings, floral tributes, cards, letters and telegrams of sympathy received. The pallbearers were: John R. MacNeil, Glace Bay, uncle of the deceased; Bernie Murphy, Reserve Mines; Bernie Hall, Sydney Mines, an uncle of the young man; Irvin Barton, Sydney; Ambrose Hall, Sydney Mines. The death of the late Mr. MacNeil occurred on Thursday night following a long period of ailing health. He is survived by his parents, also two sisters, Mrs. Edward Murphy, Reserve and Mrs. Thomas White, Dominion; two brothers, Bernie employed at the steel plant and Rod working in Ontario. His father is a well-known city barbar and war veteran and is Secretaary of the Sydney zone of the Registered Barbers Association of Nova Scotia.


MacIntosh Mrs. Daniel N. MacIntosh The Sydney Post-Record 12/1/1945 Maureen McNeil - Glace Bay, Nov.20, - Death of Mrs. Daniel N. MacIntosh, 2 Fletcher St. took place early this evening at the Glace Bay General hospital where she had been a patient for the past three months. Mrs. MacIntosh was 52 years of age and was a native of New Boston. She came to Glace Bay 36 years ago and during her long residence here acquired a wide circle of friends, by all of whom she was highly respected. She is survived by her husband, a daughter Viola MacIntosh, residing at 2 Fletcher St., other relatives include two sisters, Mrs. James Ross, Montreal; Mrs. Mae Penny, 3 Currie St. and four brothers, Donald A. MacAulay, Grand Mira; Rory MacAulay, Halifax; John MacAulay, Minto St. and Angus MacAulay, Highland St. The remains are reposing at the home of her sister, 3 Currie St., from where the funeral will be held. The funeral is under the direction of Lowden's Undertaking Parlors.


MacPherson Annie Florence MacPherson The Sydney Post-Record 12/1/1945 Maureen McNeil Mrs. MacPherson, Wife of Deputy Mayor Passes Glace Bay, - Nov.30 - Mrs. Annie Florence MacPherson, wife of Deputy Mayor, John J. MacPherson, died at the family residence, 422 Third St., New Aberdeen, this evening following a long illness. Mrs. MacPherson was a native of Dominion and was 47 years of age. She has resided in Glace Bay for the past 42 years and was widely known and highly esteemed by all. I member of Warden United Church, she was active in all affairs of that congregation and took a leading role in all undertaking launched by the church and the societies. She is a member of the Jubilee Rebekah Lodge No.14 and is a past noble grand of the lodge. During her membership in the lodge, Mrs. MacPherson was active in all affairs of the organization and her help and interest proved invaluable to her associates. Mrs. MacPherson was a member ot the Past Noble Grands Club. She became ill in February of this year and since then her health has been failing. During the summer, she underwent a long period of hopitalization and returned home very little improved. Her condition for the last several weeks has been considered critical, and her passing today was not unexpected by her family and a host of friends. Mrs. MacPherson was popular with all who knew her. He gentle and kindly nature made her a favorite with all with whom she came in contact and her passing tonight will be widely regretted. She is survived by her husband, and one son Robert. Other relatives include, her mother, Mrs. Isabel Beaton, New Aberdeen, two sisters, Pearl, Mrs. Harold Muggah, Glace Bay and Abbie RN, Mrs. Charles E. MacDonald, Halifax,; three brothers, Ernie Beaton, of the Industrial Relations Dept., Dominion Coal Company, here; Clarence at Reserve Mines and Freeman with the R.C.M.P. detachment in Pictou. Burial Ritual of the Jubilee Rebekah lodge will be held at the family home at 2pm. Sunday afternoon to be followed by a funeral service at 2:30 pm. With Rev. McN. Matthews officiating. Burial will be made in Greenwood Cemetery. The funeral will be under the direction of Lowden's Undertaking parlor.


MacAskill Mrs. Murdock MacAskill The Sydney Post-Record 12/3/1945 Maureen McNeil Mrs. M. MacAskill Passes on Monday - A well known resident of Whitney Pier, Mrs. Murdock MacAskill, died at her late residence, 108 At. Ann's street, early Sunday morning. She was in her 56th year and her passing followed an illness of three months. A resident of Sydney for 45 years, the late Mrs. MacAskill enjoyed the esteem and respect of countless friends and acquaintances in this city and district who will learn of her death with deep regret. She was a member of Trinity United Church, the Martha Rebekah Lodge and a member of the IOOF. Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters, and five sons as follows: Mrs. William Clapp, (Annie), Greenbush, Mass.; Mrs. Thomas MacIntyre, (Elsie); Mrs. Edward Ardelli, (Bessie); Mrs. John MacLean, (Erma); and Gladys, both at home; Howard in Stoneham, Mass.; Dan with the Armed Forces in Germany; Borden in Sydney; Frank and Albert at home. Sisters are Mrs. Alex MacDonald, Westmount; Mrs. Angus Muchinson, Charlottetown; brothers, John MacAulay, Sydney; Allan and Everett MacAulay in PEI. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon, burial in Eastmount cemetery.


MacDonald Christena MacDonald The Sydney Post-Record 12/3/1945 Maureen McNeil Funeral of Christena MacDonald - Rev. Hugh Jack, minister of Brookland Street, Presbyterian Church officiated assisted at the largely attended of Christina MacDonald, which was held from her late residence Albert Bridge. A large number of friends from all over the island attended to pay their last respects to her memory. Hymns sung were: "Unto The Hills" and "Sleep On, Beloved, Sleep." Mrs. V. Bagnell, Glace Bay, rendered the solo, "Good Night Here", while Mrs. Reid sang a Gaelic solo, "In the Sweet Bye and Bye." Pallbearers, all nephews of the deceased, were: Donald McLellan, George McDonald, Ted McCuish, John Munro, John Lamond and John L. MacIntyre.


MacKenzie Charles MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 11 6/26/1944 R. Fraser Glace Bay, June 25 - Death of Charles MacKenzie, prominent Reserve resident, took place at the family home this morning. The late Mr MacKenzie was 76 years of age and was a native of Beechmont. He came to Reserve sixty years ago and for the next 53 years was employed in various capacities around the coal mines. Advancing years forced him to retire seven years ago. He had been enjoying good health until late last week when he experienced a heart attack and death resulted this morning. Widely known in the colliery district he enjoyed the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters. They are Mrs Lee King of Boston; Mrs Pat McNabb, Mrs Charles Matheson, Harry, Dalton and John MacKenzie, all of Reserve. Other relatives include a brother, Steve MacKenzie, Reserve; and three sisters, Mrs Mary Ann McMullin, Union street; Mrs John Tarr in Pennsylvania; and Mrs James Wheeler in Alberta. The late Mr MacKenzie was a veteran of the First World War having served overseas with the 85th battalion. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon and burial will be made at Gordon United cemetery. The funeral will be under the direction of Lowden’s Undertaking Parlors.


MacGillivray Agnes MacGillivray Sydney Post Record p 13 6/26/1944 R. Fraser Glace Bay, June 25 - Death of Mrs Agnes MacGillivray, well known resident of Bridgeport, took place this morning at the family home, 297 Main Street following a lengthy illness. The late Mrs MacGillivray was a native of Bridgeport and was 67 years of age. Widely known in the community she enjoyed the respect and esteem of all with whom she came in contact. She had been ill for the last 13 years, but her condition was not regarded as serious. Her husband died about thirty years ago. She is survived by three daughters and two sons. They are Mary, Mrs Thomas Lee, Passchendaele; Carmella, Mrs Angus Boyd, Bridgeport; Mildred at home; Dan MacGillivray, Wallace Road; and Alex MacGillivray at home. Other relatives include a sister, Mrs William Edstrom, Birch Grove; and two brothers, John and Philip O’Neill, Bridgeport. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning from the family residence to Immaculate Conception church at Dominion. Burial will be made at Immaculate Conception cemetery. The funeral will be under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home.


MacNeil Mrs. James MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 3 6/27/1944 R. Fraser Glace Bay, June 27 - The death of Mrs James MacNeil occurred suddenly on Sunday morning at the Kentville Sanatorium. For the past three years she was a patient at St Joseph’s T.B. annex, Glace Bay. She was 25 years of age and a native of Dominion. She is survived by her husband and two children, Dennis and Mary. Also surviving are her parents, Mr and Mrs Michael Graham and three sisters. Mrs Michael MacKinnon of Dominion, Carol and Emmeline, at home. Five brothers also survive. Walter, overseas, Dan, living in Bridgeport; Michael, William and Eldridge, all at home. The funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 9 am from the home of her parents and will proceed to Immaculate Conception Church, burial to take place in Ocean Avenue cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Curry’s Funeral Home.


MacKay Malcolm MacKay Sydney Post Record p 3 6/27/1944 R. Fraser Malcolm MacKay, a native of Lake Ainslie, died at his home in West Concord, Massachusetts, June 22, aged 73. He was a graduate of the University of Maine and a member of the Massachusetts bar. Before going to the United States he was employed for two years at the Acadia House in Sydney, which was then managed by the late A G McLean. Mr MacKay was in the service of the State for many years until his retirement two years ago. He is survived by his wife, the former Ellie Brittain, two brothers, John and Thomas, and three sisters, Catherine , Mary and Florence all of whom live in Massachusetts except Thomas, who is a captain in the fire department of Winnipeg.


MacMillan Roderick D. MacMillan Sydney Post Record p 3 8/10/1944 R. Fraser FINAL RESPECTS PAID TO LATE ROD MCMILLAN Assembling in large numbers from all sections of Cape Breton County, friends, acquaintances and older residents paid their final respects this morning to the memory of Roderick D MacMillan, well known and highly esteemed Sydney resident, whose funeral was held from the residence of his son in law and daughter, Mr and Mrs W T Lynch, Byng Avenue. Mass of Requiem at the Church of the Sacred Heart was celebrated by Rev Dr F J Nicholson of St. F.X. University in the presence of a large congregation and prayers at the graveside were conducted by Rev Dr Malcolm MacEachern, also of the University staff. Burial was made in the family plot in Holy Cross cemetery, alongside of his wife who predeceased him 18 years ago and son Mike who died in 1929. A large procession of cars followed the hearse to the final resting place of the deceased and the countless Mass cards, floral pieces, cards, letters and telegrams of deep sympathy received testified in a tangible manner to the high respect in which the late Mr MacMillan was held by all who knew him during his 50 years residence in Sydney. The pall bearers were Bob Campbell, Remi LeBlanc, Joe McMullin, Thomas Cozzolino, Dan MacGillivray and C MacMillan.


MacKenzie Henry MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 11 8/19/1944 R. Fraser Glace Bay, Aug 18 - Henry MacKenzie, for many years a resident of New Waterford and widely known in that district, died at his bungalow in Mira Gut this afternoon. The late Mr MacKenzie was 42 years of age and for 32 years had resided in New Waterford. He was employed for many years as a mechanic at No 16 colliery and following the opening of No. 18 he was employed there as engineer for a time. He became ill a few years ago and recently spent much of his time at a bungalow at Mira Gut. Recently his condition had been regarded as critical and his sister, Mrs Roy Hanson of Boston, has been caring for him. He was a son of the late Neil C MacKenzie who was killed in France in 1917 and his mother died in 1928. He is survived by two brothers, Grant MacKenzie of New Waterford and Norman MacKenzie of Sydney. There are also four sisters, Flora MacKenzie, Ann, Mrs Bruce Cushing; Amelia, Mrs Frank Stanley; May, Mrs Roy Hanson, all of Boston. Of a quiet and unassuming nature, the late Mr MacKenzie was popular with all his associates and news of his passing today will occasion widespread regret. The remains are reposing at Lowden’s Funeral Parlors, Union street, where services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev J G Russell, of Epworth United Church.


MacLean Mrs. Alexander MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 6/6/1945 R. Fraser There passed away at her home at Scotsville, Inverness Co., after a lingering illness a highly esteemed lady in the person of Mrs. Alexander MacLean. Born at East Lake Ainslie 82 years ago, she was the last member of a well known family of whom the late and widely known Dr. Hugh N. MacDonald was a member. She leaves to mourn her loss three sons and four daughters. The sons are Neil A. MacLean in the old home at Scotsville and Murdoch and Kenwell in western Canada. Two of the daughters reside in the west while Mrs. A. L. MacMillan and Mrs. M. A. MacKay reside at Lake Ainslie. The funeral service was held from the late residence May 22 and was conducted by Rev. James Fraser in the presence of a large congregation that had gathered to pay their last respects to one whom they loved and esteemed. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the East Lake Ainslie Cemetery.


MacLean Mrs. M. T. MacLean Cape Breton Post 11/23/1943 Norma Day North Sydney, November 22 - A host of friends in Cape Breton and throughout the province will learn with sincere regret of the death at her residence in Brockville, Ontario, of Mrs. M T MacLean, 68, who for many years previously had been a well known and highly esteemed resident of North Sydney. She was the widow of the late Dr. M T MacLean. at one time Mayor of North Sydney, and following the death of her husband here some years ago moved to Wolfville, N.S., where she lived for some time prior to going to Brockville. A woman of exceptional ability, prior to her marriage she was an elocution teacher on the staff of Acadia University, Wolfville, and after her husband died, returned to that University to assume the position of Dean of Women there for some years. During her years of residence in North Sydney, Mrs. MacLean made many friends for herself here and in all sections of Cape Breton Island, where her husband was so well known. Generous to a fault, kindly in disposition and a recognized leader of society, she will be greatly missed by many friends. The remains of the deceased will arrive here on Thursday morning accompanied by members of the family, and will repose at Calvary Baptist Church, of which she had been a member while living here, from where the funeral will take place on that afternoon. Services will be conducted at the church at 2:30 o'clock after which interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery in the family lot. The Post Record joins with many friends in offering sympathy to members of the bereaved family.


MacLean Blanche MacLean Sydney Post Record 11/29/1943 Donald Snow NORTH SYDNEY, Nov 28. Friends from all sections of Cape Breton gathered here yesterday afternoon to pay their final respects to the late Mrs. Blanche MacLean, former well know local resident for whom services were held at Calvary Baptist Church after which interment took place in Lakeside Cemetery. The widow of the late Dr. M. T. MacLean, at one time mayor of this town, Mrs. MacLean passed away in Brockville early this week and her remains arrived here Thursday morning, reposing at the Church until after the services were held. One of the largest funerals seen here in some time, services were conducted by Rev. S. D. Trites, pastor of the church who offered words of comfort to the bereaved relatives present and also spoke of the splendid character possessed by the deceased, and of the good and useful life that she had lived. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, including "Abide With Me." and "Jesus Savious Pilot Me", with Prof. Harold Briers, church organist presiding at the organ, Mrs. James W. Walshman sang very feelingly "There Comes Another Morrow," by J. O'Hara. Following the services, the lengthy cortege formed and wended its way to Lakeside Cemetery where burial took place, Rev. Mr. Trites also officiating at the graveside. Pall bearers were W. H. Cuzner, Dr. D. R. MacLean and J.H.T. Nicholson of Sydney Mines, and Harry E. Whitman, Thomas E. MacDonald and Neil MacLean of North Sydney. Funeral arrangements were under direction of the D. A. MacRae and Son Funeral Services, Sydney Mines. The wealth of floral tokens of sympathy testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held by a widespread circle of friends. Arriving here with the remains of the deceased were her son, Mansel MacLean of Mexico City and one of her sons-in-law, A. A. MacLeod, of Toronto, both of whom were former residents of ths town. The late Mrs. MacLean, formerly Miss Blanche LeHigh, was born in Brockville 73 years ago, and for many years had been a well known and highly esteemed resident of North Sydney. Of late years, she had made her home in Toronto with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. MacLeod and it was while visiting at Brockville, Ont., that she took ill and passed away. Her late husband, Dr. M.T. MacLean, was at one time Councillor and later mayor of this town, in addition to having been one of the best known medical men in Cape Breton. A woman of exceptional ability, Mrs. MacLean, prior to her marriage had been an elocution teacher on the staff of Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S. and following the death of her husband here, she went to Wolfville again to assume the position of Dean of Women at Acadia. After holding that position for some years she moved to Toronto. During her years of residence in North Sydney, Mrs. MacLean made many friends for herself in all sections of Cape Breton Island, where her husband was so well known. Generous to a fault, kindly in disposition and a recognized leader of society, she will be greatly missed by many friends. The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ira Beaty (Virginia), Toronto, Mrs. Gerald Eaton, Pennsylvanic, and Mrs. A. A. MacLeod, Toronto, and one son, Mansel MacLean of Mexico City, who is now at Sydney Mines. Mrs. Neil Nicholson and Robert MacLean of Sydney Mines are a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law respectively of the late Mrs. MacLean.


MacLean Angus J MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 12/14/1943 R. Fraser ANGUS J MACLEAN, RETIRED SYDNEY CARPENTER, DIES A resident fo Sydney for the past 40 years and a well known and esteemed figure in building circles here, Angus J MacLean of 122 Grove Street, died at his residence last night after an illness of one year. He was in his 79th year. Born at Boularderie, he came here in 1900 and followed the trade of carpenter and was employed with Chappell's Limited up until his retirement three or four years ago. In fraternal circles, he was a member of Queen Lodge, I.O.O.F., the L.O.L. Lodge here and was a member of long standing in the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. The late Mr MacLean was also an active worker for years in the Conservative party and chairman of the Ward Three, Rockdale section for years. His wife predeceased him a few years ago and he is survived by six sons: Norman in Pennsylvania; Gus, highway engineer at Port Hawkesbury; Murdock, Sydney building contractor; Dan, also engaged in the building trade; Ardie, Business Agent for the Carpenter's Union; John, all in this city; three daughters, Mrs J D MacLean (Sadie), Mrs Fred Chisholm (Joan); Mrs Ronald MacDonald (Annie), all in Sydney. One brother, Murdoch living at Florence; one sister, Miss Willena MacLean in the United States. The remains are reposing at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Ronald MacDonald, 217 Columbia Street. Funeral arrangements later. The deceased was also a valued member of St Andrew's United Church.


MacDonald Archibald Stewart MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 12/14/1943 R. Fraser ARCHY MACDONALD, WELL KNOWN HERE, MISSING OVERSEAS Well known in this city, Flt. Sergt. Archibald Stewart MacDonald, R.C.A.F., son of Mr and Mrs Neil MacDonald, 85 South Bentinck Street, is posted missing overseas, according to word received by his parents. He failed to return following an operations over enemy territory, the message stated. A student of Argyle school, and a graduate of Sydney Academy, he graduated in 1935 from University of New Brunswick with degree in Forestry and up until his enlistment in January, 1942, was with the Forests and Lands department in Halifax. He went overseas in March of this year.


MacLeod John A MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 3 12/17/1943 R. Fraser The death occurred at 3:15 Thursday, Dec 16th of John A MacLeod, formerly of Glen Farm, Boularderie. The funeral will be held from his brother's residence Alex MacLeod, Court St, North Sydney on Dec 18th at 2:30 pm.


MacDonald Donald MacDonald DEATH RECORDS -MACLEAN UNITED CHURCH or STEWART UNITED CHURCH, Whycocomagh 12/20/1943 R. Fraser The funeral of Donald MacDonald took place on Saturday morning from the residence of his parents, 87 Victoria Road and was largely attended. Mass of requiem was celebrated at St Theresa's parish church by Rev Fr. A A Beaton, pastor, and burial was in Holy Cross cemetery, Rev Fr Francis MacIsaac, offering prayers at the graveside. Sea Cadets, of which the deceased was a member, also Sydney Academy students, attended the funeral in a body. There were many spiritual offerings, floral pieces, cards, letters, and telegrams of sympathy received by the bereaved parents and family. The pall bearers were Donald Mercer, Leo Davis, Everett MacDonald, William Wall, Peter Murphy, Pat Wall and Tom Dawson.


MacDonald Effie MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 7 12/20/1943 R. Fraser FINAL RESPECTS PAID MEMORY OF OLDEST RESIDENT Large numbers attended the funeral on Friday afternoon of Mrs Effie MacDonald, 103, Cape Breton's oldest resident, held from the residence of her son, Alex MacDonald, Upper Prince Street. Service at the house was conducted by Rev C M Nicholson, pastor of St Andrew's United Church, who also officiated at the graveside. Burial was in Leitches Creek cemetery alongside of her husband who predeceased her many years ago. Hymns sung by the choir members at the house service were, "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and "Abide With Me." There were many beautiful floral offerings, also numerous cards, letters and telegrams of sympathy received which attested to the high regard in which the late Mrs MacDonald was held by all who knew her. Pall bearers were: Neil MacLean, Malcolm Cameron, D J MacAulay, James Moffatt, Charles Leih and Charles Moffatt.


MacLean Jonathan MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 12/20/1943 R. Fraser The death occurred at his home at Boisdale, Saturday, of Jonathan MacLean, 86, well known and highly esteemed resident of that district. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann at home; one sister, Mrs Elizabeth McMullin. The funeral took place this morning and was largely attended. Mass of requiem was celebrated at St Andrew's parish church by the pastor, Rev Fr Mr J Gillis, and also officiated at the graveside. Burial was in the parish cemetery.


MacIntosh Mary MacIntosh Sydney Post Record p 3 12/20/1943 R. Fraser Many friends in Sydney and surrounding districts will learn with regret of the death on Thursday Nov 18 of Mrs Mary MacIntosh age 68 at the home of her sister Mrs Margaret MacIntosh at the MacIntosh House, Pleasant Bay. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev A C MacPhail of Margaree and burial was at Pleasant Bay. Her passing followed a short illness. Left to mourn are her two sisters, Mrs Margaret MacIntosh, now residing at 174 Argyle Street, Sydney, and Mrs J C Moore at Edwardsville.


MacAskill Mrs Norman MacAskill Sydney Post Record p 10 1/3/1938 R. Fraser North Sydney, Jan 1 - One of this town's best known and highly respected residents, Mrs Norman MacAskill, passed away at her home Peppett street, this morning following a lengthy illness. The late Mrs MacAskill was sixty two years of age, and several months ago was seized with illness which resulted in her death. Of a kind and loving disposition, the late Mrs MacAskill will be missed by her husband and family, relatives and many friends. In addition to her husband, deceased is survived by one daughter, Miss Jessie MacAskill, three sons, Donald, Roddie and Duncan MacAskill, all here. One sister, Mrs Robert MacLean of Sydney Mines, also survives. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon with service conducted at the home at half past two by Rev N D Patterson. Interment will be in Lakeside cemetery.


MacDonald Cornelia MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 2 1/6/1938 R. Fraser Cornelia MacDonald, 19, passed away yesterday afternoon at her late residence at Marion Bridge. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs William MacDonald, and a member of the Presbyterian church, the Young People's Society and the Sons of Temperance. She had been ill since last May. Besides her parents, Miss MacDonald is survived by her sister, Katie, and one brother, Ewen MacDonald, residing at Marion Bridge. Funeral service will take place on Friday morning at 11 o'clock in the Marion Bridge Presbyterian church following a brief service at the home. Interment will be made in Riverside cemetery.


MacLeod Mary Ann MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 3 1/20/1938 R. Fraser Baddeck, Jan 18 - Following a long illness there passed away on Friday evening, January 14th, Mary Ann MacLeod at the age of twenty years in her home at Port Bevis, Victoria County. The deceased, who was in her 20th year, was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Duncan MacLeod. Besides her sorrowing parents she is survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs J A MacLeod, Hunters Mountain; Effie and Catherine, Kenneth and D J at home. The funeral service was conducted in the home by Rev A W R MacKenzie of Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck and interment was in Big Hill cemetery.


MacKenzie Catherine MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 2 1/28/1938 R. Fraser This morning one of Cape Breton's best known families was bereaved through the death of Mrs Catherine MacKenzie, wife of the late James MacKenzie, her passing having taken place at an early hour today at the home of Mr and Mrs Colin Collier, Coxheath. The deceased lady was 87 years of age and had been in failing health since last April. She was a member of St Andrew's United church and highly esteemed throughout the community, in which she had resided practically her whole lifetime. Surviving in her immediate family are two daughters, Mrs Colin Collier (Rebecca) and Mrs Potter (Annie) the latter in Belmont, Mass.; two sons, Dave, in Seattle, Washington; and Murdoch, in Boston, and an only sister, Mrs Rebecca Drummond, wife of the late Rev Drummond. A daughter Emily, and a son, also a brother, the late Magistrate Alex Campbell, predeceased her some years ago.


MacFarlane Mrs. Wm. MacFarlane Sydney Post Record p 8 2/8/1938 R. Fraser MRS W M'FARLANE IS LAID AT REST Sydney Mines, Feb 7 - The funeral of the late Mrs Wm MacFarlane was held from her residence, Florence, Thursday afternoon and was very largely attended by neighbors, relatives and friends. The service was conducted by Rev A D MacDonald of Wilson United church of which the deceased was a faithful and loyal member. Rev Mr MacDonald in his address gave words of comfort and condolence to the bereaved family in their los of a loving wife and mother. The hymns sung were favorites of the deceased "Sun of My Soul," "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus" and "Abide With Me." Mrs D D MacKenzie rendered very beautifully the favorite solo "Good Night and Good Morning." The long cortege proceeded to Brookside cemetery, Sydney Mines, where interment was made. Rev A D MacDonald officiating at the grave side. The pall bearers were George Young of Georges River, David Campbell, D Waugh, Harry Lee, Wm Goodwin of Florence and Lauchie MacQueen of Sydney Mines. Mrs MacFarlane was a highly respected citizen of this community and an active worker in the church of which she was a member and always willing to aid in good work undertaken in the community. She had enjoyed good health and her death after only a few hours illness came as a severe shock to her family and host of friends.


MacLeod Christine S. MacLeod Lowell Courier Citizen, Lowell, MA, Page 1 2/12/1938 Shirley Rathbun GENERAL HOSPITAL'S HEAD 20 YEARS DIES Miss Christine S. MacLeod, Local Superintendent, Succumbs to Long Illness. Miss Christine S. MacLeod, superintendent of the Lowell General Hospital for the past 20 years, died early yesterday at the hospital, following a long illness. Her age was 50 years, 10 months and 22 days. She was born in North River, Cape Breton, in 1887, and her first training as a nurse was at the Newton Hospital in 1912. She graduated from the training school there and after a time came to the Lowell General Hospital as assistant to Miss Bertha W. Allen in 1916. She succeeded Miss Allen in 1918, and has held the post of superintendent since that time. Miss MacLeod was considered most efficient, not only as an administrator but she also possessed rare qualities as a woman and as a nurse. In recent months she had been ill, although during most of that time she had supervised most of the work at the hospital. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and of the Middlesex Women's Club. Surviving her are one sister, Miss Mary MacLeod, of Sydney, N. S., a brother, Rev. D. W. MacLeod of Gahanna, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. John F. Sawyer, chairman of the executive committee of the Lowell General Hospital, paid high tribute to Miss MacLeod. He said, "I knew Miss MacLeod for many years and she was thoroughly interested in the institution. She was exceptionally capable as superintendent of the hospital. She had been closely associated for many years with the late Frank Hanchett and learned much of his methods in conducting the institution which she put into execution as superintendent. Miss MacLeod, because of her deep interest in the hospital and in her work, was very valuable to the trustees." The body was taken to Saunders Funeral Home, 90 Westford Street, where friends may call after 4 o'clock this afternoon.


MacRae Alexander MacRae Sydney Post Record p 6 2/21/1938 R. Fraser Little Bras d'Or, Feb 19 - After an illness of two years Alexander MacRae passed away at his home this week. The service at both home and the grave were conducted by Rev Cater Windsor of Sydney Mines. Mr MacRae was born at Plaister Mines, Victoria County seventy six years ago, coming to Little Bras d'Or from Butte, Montana, where he spent his early years. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs A J Matheson, Mrs C L Walker, of Boston, and Mrs L Joseph MacDonald of Sydney Mines.


MacAulay Dan MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 2 4/27/1938 R. Fraser Mr Rannie Matheson, Cabot Street, received the sad news yesterday of the death of his brother in law, Dan MacAulay, which occurred in Watertown, Mass. Mr MacAulay was born in Cape Breton and left for the United States at an early age. He took up contracting and late years was employed with the Boston Elevated Cars. He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Margaret Matheson of New Boston, C.B.; three daughters, Mrs Malcolm MacLeod, Annie and Isabel, all in Watertown; three sons, Alex, in Belmont, Mass, Dan, in Forest Hill and Clarence in Watertown. A son, Neil, predeceased his father by three years.


MacLean Angus K MacLean Sydney Post Record p 2 4/27/1938 R. Fraser New Waterford, May 23 - The death of Angus K MacLean, well known resident of New Waterford, which occurred in the New Waterford hospital at five o'clock this morning came as a great shock to his many friends and acquaintances. The late Mr MacLean had been in poor health for some time but the news of his passing was totally unexpected, hope being held for his recovery up to the time of his passing. Born in Boularderie sixty years ago, deceased, the son of the late Kenneth MacLean of Cape Dauphin and the late Mrs MacLean who was formerly Catherine MacAskill of St Ann's, resided in Florence, C.B. for many years, coming to New Waterford in 1930. Besides his wife the late Mr MacLean leaves to mourn his loss, four sons, Angus, George, and Dan at home and Kenneth in Florence, C.B., four daughters, Christine, Mary Ellen and Margaret in New Waterford and Mrs James MacIntyre in Florence. One sister, Mrs George P Drew, in Hyannis, Mass., also survives. Interment will take place at Big Bras d'Or, funeral arrangements to be announced later. FUNERAL NOTICE - The funeral of the late Angus K MacLean will leave his late residence Wednesday at one o'clock pm. Services at the home. Interment at Big Bras d'Or. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 24 May 1938 p 7]


MacNeil Jessie Yvonne MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 6 7/8/1938 R. Fraser SPINAL MENINGITIS FATAL TO YOUNG GLACE BAY GIRL Glace Bay, July 7 - The second death from spinal meningitis within the past few weeks occurred at the General Hospital this evening at seven o’clock, when Jessie Yvonne, seven year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael J MacNeil, 14 A Brookside street, died after an illness of only four days. The deceased was extremely popular with her little playmates and friends of the family, and much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents, sisters and brother. She was a member of St Mary’s Sunday School and graded recently at Brookside Street School with a special certificate for penmanship. Besides her parents, the surviving children are Shirley, Manning and June. Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon. About two weeks ago, Buddy McAulay, 25 was stricken suddenly and died.


MacMillan William MacMillan
7/20/1938 R. Fraser Death occurred on Tuesday morning at three o’clock of William MacMillan, 66 year old resident of Whitney Pier. Mr MacMillan’s illness was of lengthy duration. He was a native of Baddeck and moved to Sydney 36 years ago. His trade was that of a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. They are Mrs Dan McDonald (Jessie) residing at Whitney Pier; Mrs Jennie MacKay, also at the Pier; Norman and Howard MacMillan, both at home. The late Mr MacMillan was a member of Dr Alexander Murray’s congregation, a staunch Presbyterian. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon from his late residence, 25 Forrest street, service at two o’clock under the direction of MacGillivray and Dunlap Funeral Services. Burial will be in Hardwood Hill.


MacKinnon Eva Christene MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 2 7/29/1938 R. Fraser The funeral of the late Eva Christene MacKinnon, formerly of Whycocomagh, N.S., and lately of Oberlin, Ohio, took place from the home of her sister, Mrs (Dr.) W H Rice, 211 Esplanade, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Miss MacKinnon was a daughter of the late Hon. John MacKinnon and Mrs MacKinnon of Whycocomagh. She received her education at the Whycocomagh school, Pictou Academy, and later at Simmons College, Boston, and Columbia University, New York. In 1917 she went overseas, joining the British Y.M.C.A. with which she served until the end of the Great War. Miss MacKinnon then joined the staff of the United States Y.W.C.A. in France and worked with that organization in France and Germany during the early reconstruction period, returning to New York in 1923. The next year she was appointed to the position of Social director at Stanford University, California, where she remained for two years. In 1927 Miss MacKinnon was sent to Japan by the United States Y.W.C.A. on a three year contract to assume the position of Instructor of Dietetics at St Luke’s Hospital in Tokyo. Returning to America, she was associated with Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y., and in 1935 joined the staff of Oberlin College, Ohio, as Social Director, which position she held at the time of her death. The funeral services were conducted by Rev Dr Maxwell MacOdrum, of the Presbyterian church, Sydney, and Rev Neil McLean of the Baptist Church. The deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs H W Hicks, and Mrs W H Rice, Sydney; Mrs A Y McDonald, Halifax; Mrs K A McCuish, New York, and one brother, Mr James MacKinnon of Baddeck, Inspector of School for Victoria County.


MacLeod Mrs. Dan J. MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 2 7/30/1938 R. Fraser Succumbing to an illness of about three years duration, Mrs Dan J MacLeod, native of Baddeck, passed away at her home at 1782 Victoria road on Thursday night. A resident of Sydney for the past 35 years, the deceased was 72 years of age and for the past two years was confined to bed. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Mrs Viles (Tena), Boston and Mrs Howard Rowe (Jessie), Newton Islands; three sons, Angus in California, Daniel in Waverly, Mass. and Wm. in Boston. Also surviving are two sisters, Miss Jessie MacLeod, of Baddeck and Mrs Charles Connors, Boston and one brother, James Stewart of California. Burial will take place Sunday in the family plot in Baddeck cemetery.


MacAdam Margaret MacAdam THE CASKET 6/23/1935 Reverend Edward House June 16, 1935 - At North Side East Bay, a most esteemed lady in the person of Miss Margaret MacAdam. She was born at North Side East Bay, eighty-three years ago, a daughter of Alexander MacAdam and Margaret MacEachern. The deceased lived a true Christian life and thus merited a peaceful happy death. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. M. J. MacNeil, Christmas Island. She was laid to rest June 18, in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Bay.


MacKenzie Florence N. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 2 11/2/1938 R. Fraser WIDOW OF LATE D D MCKENZIE PASSES AWAY Prominently Known C.B. Woman Succumbs In North Sydney Succumbing to an illness o some months duration, Mrs D D MacKenzie, wife of the late Judge MacKenzie, passed away at her home in North Sydney at an early hour this morning. Ailment Fatat. The heart ailment which claimed the life of the well known and highly esteemed lady was apparent for some time, but the condition did not become acute until last Wednesday. Her passing occurred shortly before eight o’clock. Widely Known. Wife of the late Judge MacKenzie, leader of the Liberal party that succeeded the Government of Sir Wilfred Laurier, the deceased resided at North Sydney for a long period and by her genial personality and warm heartedness early gained the esteem and affection of the community. Son Survives. One son, Russell MacKenzie, K.C., of Montreal, survives. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. ESTEEMED LADY LAID AT REST ON NORTHSIDE Pastor Pays Tribute To Mrs Florence N MacKenzie North Sydney, Nov 4 - With sorrowing relatives and friends in attendance, the funeral of Mrs Florence N MacKenzie was held this afternoon from St Matthew - Wesley United church, with services being conducted at the church and graveside by her pastor, Rev N D Patterson. Mr Russell MacKenzie, K.C., of Montreal, who arrived here several days ago, and was with his mother at the time of her death and a number of other relatives including several from Sydney were the chief mourners. At the church services favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, including “Peace Perfect Peace,” and “Saviour Thy Dying Love.” A solo, “Does Jesus Care” was sung by Mrs N D Patterson. In his remarks Rev Mr Patterson paid high tribute to the deceased who was one of the best known and most highly respected residents of the town. She was the possessor of many christian qualities and had lived a good and useful life stated Rev Mr Patterson. He mentioned two organizations with which the late Mrs MacKenzie had been actively and notably connected. Outstanding in her community achievements was formation of the Sailor’s Institute in this town many years ago. In addition to this the deceased had been for years an active worker in the interests of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union of which she was a valued member. After the services at the church the lengthy cortege moved on to Lakeside cemetery where interment took place with graveside services being conducted by Rev Mr Patterson. The large number of floral tributes and messages of sympathy received were evidence of the esteem in which she had been held throughout the community and elsewhere in Cape Breton. Pall bearers were Harry E Whitman, john C Robertson, Dr. A K Roy, Jasper C Pynn, James Hackett and William W Boyce. Honorary pall bearers were Dr R L Murray, William Hackett, H DmacMillan, and C W Moffatt. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Haggett Funeral Services. The late Mrs MacKenzie who was the widow of Judge D D MacKenzie, leader of the Liberal party that succeeded the government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, had been ill for several months but her death came as a shock and news of her passing was received with widespread regret. She resided in North Sydney for a long period and by her genial personality and warm heartedness gained the esteem and affection of the community.


MacDonald Angus N. MacDonald Sydney Post Record, page 2 11/24/1938 Donald A. Snow At an early hours this morning the death occurred of Angus N. MacDonald at his home Upper Prince street. Deceased was 73 years of age. A truckman in this city for 38 years, Mr. MacDonald was well known and highly esteemed. He had been ill for the past six months. He was a Presbyterian in religion and made his home with his sister Miss Sarah MacDonald. Interment will be at Sandfield, Mira, funeral arrangements to be announced later. Mr. MacDonald was a native of Sandfield, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman MacDonald of that district


MacLean Mrs. Jack MacLean Sydney Post Record p 2 & 6 11/29/1938 R. Fraser WELL KNOWN SYDNEY WOMAN PASSES AWAY Wife Of Alderman Jack MacLean Succumbs To Long Illness Throughout this city and its environs regret is general today over the death of Mrs. Jack MacLean, 48, wife of Alderman MacLean, Ward One, which occurred at the family residence Charlotte street, late yesterday afternoon following a prolonged illness. Regretted. Her passing removes a member of one of Sydney’s oldest and best known families and to a wide circle of friends, relatives and acquaintances in all parts of Cape Breton Island - her demise will be deeply regretted and widely mourned. Long Illness. For over a year she was ill with a (Continued on page six) serious internal malady and she failed to survive the severe effects despite the best that medical science and care could contrive, the end coming peacefully yesterday afternoon abut 4:30 o’clock. Possessed of many fine qualities of heart and hand, always gracious, and hospitable, she was beloved by all who knew her and was held in the highest of esteem. A daughter of the late George and Alexis McKenzie, she was born in Sydney - the family residence being on Argyle street - and lived here all her life. A devout member of the Presbyterian church, she was active in all its endeavors and was up until her illness a prominent worker in the various organizations of the congregation. Her loss in this particular circle will be keenly felt. Surviving Relatives. Besides her husband, she is survived by her nephew Jackie, who lived with her and her husband ever since the death of his father the late John McKenzie; also three sisters, Mrs Annie Peters, Dolbin street, this city; Mrs Allan MacKenzie, Mira Road; and Mrs Archie Livingstone, Winnipeg; two brothers, Kenneth MacKenzie, Argyle street; Robert MacKenzie of the Central Fire station staff. Her brothe John predeceased her a few years ago. Funeral will be held from her late residence on Charlotte street, arrangements to be announced later.


MacPhee Michael MacPhee Sydney Post Record p 6 11/29/1938 R. Fraser New Waterford, Nov 29 - The death of Michael MacPhee, son of Mr and Mrs Jack MacPhee, Roaches Road, occurred at his home on Saturday evening at 5 o’clock. Ailing for the past year and a half, the deceased had been a patient at the Sydney Annex for some time, but had recently been removed to his home. Widely known and a member of a highly respected family his passing has occasioned regret in the hearts of a wide circle of friends. 27 years of age, the deceased besides his parents is survived by one sister, Mary and two brothers James and Rod MacPhee, both at home.


MacDonald John Joseph MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 11/29/1938 R. Fraser ACCIDENT VICTIM TO BE INTERRED ON WEDNESDAY New Waterford, Nov 29 - The funeral of John Joseph MacDonald, local carpenter who was almost instantly killed when struck by a car on the Sydney-Waterford road just outside the town limits on Saturday night will be held to Saint Agnes Church from LeDrew’s Undertaking Parlors so it was learned today. The deceased was found unconscious on the pavement and rushed to the New Waterford Hospital where he passed away at 11:45 just five minutes after admission. 50 years of age, John Joseph MacDonald was born at Gillis’ Lake the son of the late Mr and Mrs Allan MacDonald and for the past 8 years had been working in and around New Waterford doing carpenter work. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs John D MacCormack of Leitches Creek, Mrs Dan Morrison of East Bay and Mrs James MacEachern of Salmon River and two brothers, Angus MacDonald of Little Bras d’Or and John of McAdam’s Lake.


MacNeil Harry MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 8 11/29/1938 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Nov 28 - The death occurred Friday afternoon of Harry MacNeil, at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs Alex MacNeil, Groves Point, following a short illness. The deceased was born at Boularderie 17 years ago and was well known in the community, and his passing is mourned by a large circle of friends who extend to the bereaved parents their sincere sympathy. The funeral was held Monday afternoon.


MacDonald Rebecca MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 2 12/5/1938 R. Fraser Resident here for the past ten years, death removed a well known resident with the passing today of Mrs Rebecca MacDonald, wife of the late Capt William MacDonald of Big Bras d’Or which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs William Ross, 79 Rigby Road. Born at Big Bras d’Or, deceased resided there for 33 years. She then removed to Glace Bay where she resided for 30 years, and in 1928 removed to Sydney. Capt MacDonald died 43 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs MacWatt, and Mrs Ross; four sons, D W MacDonald, Superintendent of the Sydney and Louisburg Railway, Arthur, Alex and Frank MacDonald, all of Sydney; two brothers, A N MacLennan of Sydney; and Rev J W MacLennan, of Berkely, Cal. Mrs MacDonald was the daughter of Donald and Mary MacLennan of Grand River, Richmond county, and was born in 1843. The funeral is announced to take place tomorrow morning, services in Sydney at the home of Mrs William Ross, 79 Rigby road; burial in St James cemetery, Big Bras d’Or. ESTEEMED WOMAN BURIED YESTERDAY Funeral services were held yesterday for Mrs Rebecca MacDonald, wife of the late Capt William MacDonald of Big Bras d’Or, who died several days ago at the home of her daughter Mrs William Ross, Rigby Road. Mrs MacDonald who was 79 years old, had resided in Sydney for the last 10 years. Services were conducted by Rev Dr Max MacOdrum of the Presbyterian church. The Presbyterian choir rendered the hymns “Abide With Me” and “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee.” The pall bearers, all nephews of the deceased, were William A MacDonald, Rod MacDonald, J A Y MacDonald, Bruce MacDonald, W F A MacDonald and Ian McWatt. Burial took place in Boularderie. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 7 December 1938 p 2] ATTENDED FUNERAL - Among the local people attending the funeral of the late Mrs Rebecca MacDonald at Sydney yesterday were Mr and Mrs Arthur MacDonald, Mr and Mrs George McDonald, Mrs W D Rutherford, Mrs John MacDougall, James Muggah, Joseph Fisher, Charles Dickson, Kenneth Beaton, Francis McIntyre, Leo McNamara, James MacSween, Richard Woodford, Alex McDonald, Mack McKenzie and John M McKenzie. [Sydney Post Record Wednesday 7 December 1938 p 6]


MacAulay Donald J MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 2 12/6/1938 R. Fraser Word was received yesterday from Columbus, Ohio of the death of Donald J MacAulay, son of Mrs Catherine MacAulay, 472 Townsend Street, and the late Mr Alex MacAulay. No details were given in the message. Deceased was in Ohio for the past 12 or 15 years and was employed with the Bell Telephone Company. Surviving are his wife and two children, besides relatives in Sydney.


MacRury Rachael MacRury Sydney Post Record p 2 12/6/1938 R. Fraser The death occurred at her late residence in Birch Grove on Monday evening of Mrs Rachael MacRury, wife of the late Archie MacRury, aged and highly esteemed resident of that community. Mrs MacRury was a valued member of the Presbyterian church. Born at Catalone 89 years ago, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Winnifred MacAulay. Surviving are three daughters, Sarah and Mary of Boston and Hannah, all of whom are home at present, and one son, John, also at home. Seven grandchildren survive. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon with interment in Black Brook cemetery, Port Morien.


MacDonald John J. MacDonald
4/8/1939 Donald Snow WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF SYDNEY DIES. John J. MacDonald Passes Unexpectedly This Morning. The death occurred unexpectedly at his residence on Campbell St., this morning shortly after ten o'clock of John J. MacDonald, 65, well known resident and popularly known member of the steel company's construction staff. UNWELL LONG TIME Unwell since last fall, he had been confined to his residence since than and in recent months had shown favorable improvement. SEIZURE FATAL This morning about six o'clock, he suffered a clot condition, and despite fullest medical attention failed to rally and passed away peacefully between 10 and 10.30 o'clock. NATIVE OF MIRA Born at Hillside, Mira, and a member of one of the best known families in that district, he had resided in Sydney for the greater part of his life and was connected with the construction staff of Dosco, employed in Glace Bay for a time, and afterwards in Sydney and for a time had charge of operations in this capacity at Marble Mountain, C.B. FINE TYPE OF CITIZEN A quiet, unassuming man, he was a fine type of citizen, friendly, courteous, and possessed of qualities of heart and hand that gained for him the highest esteem and respect of a host of friends and acquaintances in all parts of Cape Breton. A competent workman, he held the confidence and regard of both officials and workmen alike, and on all sides his sudden passing will come as a great shock and will be deeply mourned and regretted. Besides his widow, the former Beatrice Townsend, he is survived by three daughters, and three sons. They are Mrs. Arnold Cluett (Fanny); Florence, employed with the Vogue Beauty Salon, this city; Myra; Conant, living on Nepean St.; Murdock, on Colbin St.; and Charles, of warehouse office staff at the steel plant. Also several grand-children and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh McDonald, Gabarus, C.B.; Mrs Jefferson, on Alexandra St. A brother Angus and a sister, Mrs. Duncan MacKay, Bentinck St., predeceased him in the past year. The funeral will be held from the family residence on Campbell St., arrangements to be announced later.


MacAdam Dan MacAdam SYDNEY POST 10/19/1939 Reverend Edward House DAN MACADAM – aged 69 years, died suddenly at his home in the Meadows in the East Bay district, October 12, 1929, and his death in the community in which he resided has lost an outstanding citizen, while friends in near and distant points will learn of the passing of this fine old scholarly gentleman with a great deal of respect. Born at Eskasoni, he received his early education in the rural school of the community in which he was born, fitting himself for the teaching professions. he taught in several schools throughout Cape Breton in his younger years before retiring to take up farming at the Meadows. His wife who was Miss Cassie MacDonald, previous to her marriage survives him and also seven children. The sons are Rev. Allan MacAdam, chaplain, St. Martha’s Hospital, Antigonish; Rev. M. J. MacAdam, of Glace Bay; William at home, and Stephen, a student at St. F. X. University, while the daughters are Mrs. Hugh Gillis, Sydney, Mrs. Josephine MacNeil, Johnstown, and Miss Teresa of Port Morien. Rev. M. A. MacAdam of St. Anne’s, Glace Bay and John MacAdam of Eskasoni are the surviving brothers, the sisters are Rev. Sister Francis of the Order of St. Martha and Miss Catherine MacAdam, Halifax. Solemn Mass was celebrated by Rev. Allan MacAdam, son of the deceased while Rev. M.A. MacAdam, pastor of St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, a brother and Rev. M. J. MacAdam, another son, were deacon and sub-deacon. The parish Church at East Bay was crowded beyond capacity as hundreds drawn from various Centers assembled to pray their last respect to the memory of the deceased. Interment took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Bay.


MacNeil Mrs. John Joe MacNeil Cape Breton Post 11/3/1939 Norma Day Funeral Will Be Held Saturday Glace Bay, November 2 -- Funeral of the late Mrs. John Joe MacNeil will be held from her late residence at Reserve Saturday morning to St. Joseph's Church where requiem mass will be celebrated at 8:30. Death of Mrs. MacNeil occurred this morning at St. Joseph's Hospital where she had been a patient for sometime. She was 29 years of age and was a life long resident of Reserve Mines. She is survived by her husband and three children, Daniel Joseph, John Cecil & Mary. She was widely known in Reserve and district and was highly respected by all with whom she associated. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Walker, Centreville, also survives as well as four brothers and six sisters. The brothers are Dan, Ned, Thomas Walker of Dominion & John Walker of Dominion. Surviving sisters are Mary, Margaret, Florence, Jean & Anita, at home & Ella Walker residing in the States. The funeral will be under the direction of Curry's Funeral Homes.


MacLennan Rev. John C. MacLennan
11/9/1939 R. Fraser MEMORIAL WINDOW TO BE UNVEILED Big Bras d’Or, Oct. 30 - A Memorial window will be unveiled November 3rd, at 3 o’clock in the Big Bras d’Or United Church in memory of the late Rev. John C. MacLennan. The late Rev. MacLennan was born at New Campbellton in 1879, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. J. MacLennan, Big Bras d’Or. He received his early education in the local schools, and was one of the first to receive his “B” certificate at the Grey school, Sydney Mines. He taught school at Big Bras d’Or, Hillside Mira, and Lingan, also in other rural schools. He received his B.A. degree from Dalhousie University in 1909 and in 1912 he graduated from Pine Hill Theological College, and was ordained the same year. AT NEW ABERDEEN-- After spending two years in Fort William, Ont. he accepted a call to West Bay, N.S., where he married Miss Mary MacLauchlan, of West Bay. He was for a time the beloved minister of Warden United church, New Aberdeen. In 1925 Rev. Mr. MacLennan and his wife moved to Alberta. He had been stationed in Cremona, and later Acme and Bentley, his last congregation being in Stavley, Alberta, where on Nov. 9, 1939, he died suddenly at the age of 59. His wife survives him and now resides in Calgary. He was a brilliant student, a splendid preacher, and a Christian gentleman of very high ideals. In an issue of the “Theologue” in which there is a description of the graduating class of 1912 the following appears, “We who are left behind, still remember him as an agreeable and entertaining companion of our college days. His modesty was commendable, his ability admirable, and with such a combination we prophesy a great future for John.” At the special service on Sunday afternoon Rev. J. A. MacLennan, B.D., will give the address, and the church, Sydney Mines, will have charge of the musical programme. [no date] [Date entered is date of death as reported in the body of this post] [Submitted by Russell Johnson:  This is John MacLennan 15 Dec 1880, s/o John MacLennan 24 Apr 1846, Cape Dauphin and Sarah "Sadie" MacDermid 14 Dec 1851, Wreck Cove. It appears from the 1901 census that Mary May 1879.] MacLauchlan was born 23 Oct 1885, d/o Alexander J. MacLauchlan 10 Mar 1844 and Catherine ? 2 Feb 1850, she had a brother Hugh A. 17


MacPherson Mrs R A MacPherson Sydney Post Record p 17 5/8/1945 R. Fraser New Waterford, May 8 - Many friends here learned with deep regret of the death of Mrs R A MacPherson, who died late Sunday night at the home of Mr and Mrs A R MacLeod. Mrs MacPherson was 56 years of age, a daughter of Mrs and the late Thomas MacDonald of French River, Victoria County. She had resided here for the past 27 years and was an active member of Calvin Church organization till her illness some time ago. Surviving are her husband, her mother at French River, two sisters: Mrs K A McQueen of Breton Cove and Mrs A K Morrison of Wreck Cove; five brothers: Angus and Thomas, French River; Neil in New Westminster B.C.; Alex in New Waterford and Rev A D MacDonald of Florence. The remains are reposing at her late residence on Mahon St. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. [part of funeral notice: interment [?] cemetery, Scotchtown] [ibid]


MacDonald Duncan MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 5/8/1945 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, May 7 - The death occurred at an early hour Monday morning of Duncan MacDonald, one of the oldest residents of Boularderie Center, 89 years ago, and had resided there all his life. His son Neil resided with him. Several other members of the family reside in the United States. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon with burial at Man - o’ - War cemetery, Boularderie.


MacIntyre Cpl. Joseph Francis MacIntyre Sydney Post Record p 8 5/8/1945 R. Fraser KILLED IN ACTION Cpl. Joseph Francis MacIntyre, pictured above, has been officially reported killed in action according to word received by his mother. Missing in action since June, he is the son of Mrs. Alex Finlayson, Sydney Mines, and the late Daniel MacIntyre.


MacAskill Mary A. MacAskill Sydney Post Record p 3 5/22/1945 R. Fraser The death of Mrs. Mary A. MacAskill, widow of the late Murdock MacAskill, Boularderie, occurred at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital North Sydney, May 22. She was 79 years of age and was born at Wreck Cove, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison. For more than 50 years she lived at Boularderie, and was an active member of Knox United [sic] church and the Women’s Missionary Society, and her death occasioned deep regret. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Morrison, Wreck Cove, Mrs. Kate Peterson, Natick, Mass, Mrs. Rachael Matheson, Cobalt, Ontario; one brother, John Morrison of Wreck Cove. The funeral was held on May 24th, from the home of Rod Morrison at Boularderie. Service was conducted by Mr. Smith, student minister of Knox United [sic] church assisted by Mr. M. D. MacDonald,. Tribute was paid by Mr. Smith in his funeral address and a eulogy in Gaelic was delivered by Mr. MacDonald. Hymns sung were, “God Calling Yet,” a favorite of the deceased, and “Meet Me There”, sung in Gaelic by the choir. Interment was in Man O’ War cemetery. Attending the funeral from Wreck Cove were John and Kenneth Morrison, Angus Engleheart, Angus MacLeod and Mr. and Mrs. D. J. [cut off - no date] [Mrs Mary McAskill Boularderie 22 May 1945 Man O War Pt Knox/St James Register of Deaths] June 6, 1945 - The death of Mrs. Mary A. MacAskill, widow of the late Murdoch MacAskill, Boularderie, occurred at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital, North Sydney, May 22nd. Her death has cast a gloom over the entire community. During her two months illness in the hospital she was never known to murmur or complain, but joyfully looked forward to the day when she would be at home forever with the Lord whom she dearly loved and so faithfully served. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Missionary Society. The funeral was held on May 24th from the home of Mr. Rod Morrison at Boularderie. Service was conducted by Mr. M. D. MacDonald, Boularderie. Service was conducted by Mr. Smith, student, assisted by Mr. M. D. MacDonald, Boularderie. Hymns sung were “God Calling Yet”, a favorite of the deceased, and “”Meet Me There” sung in Gaelic by the choir. Interment was made at Man-o-War Point cemetery.


MacLennan Hugh MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 8 6/5/1945 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, June 4 - The funeral of Hugh MacLennan was held from his home on Beech St., and was largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased. Rev. J. w. O’Brien, pastor of Carman United Church, officiated and the choir sang the favorite hymns “Unto the Hills Around” and “Abide With Me”. Mr. O’Brien spoke words of comfort to the family and paid tribute to the capable qualities of the deceased. Mr. MacLennan was a mining man for many years and at one time was manager of the Wabana Iron and Ore Mines in Newfoundland, and of the Inverness mines. He was an official at the Florence and Princess collieries before assuming his position as Deputy Inspector of Mines seven years ago. The pall bearers were Ralph Brown and W. R. MacDonald, representing the Mines Department, with Joseph L. MacDoanld, Owen Hartigan, John Vallance and F. W. graham representing the Northside Collieries. Mr. MacLennan is survived by his widow and two sons, Warren at home, Clarence with the Merchant Navy, one daughter Dorothy in Swampscott, Mass. and one sister Mary in Dorchester, Mass. A daughter Marguerite predeceased him several years ago.


MacNeil Anastasia MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 8 6/5/1945 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, June 5 - The death occurred suddenly Monday morning at the residence of her brother Daniel MacNeil, Convent Street, of Miss Anastasia MacNeil, [8?]7, one of the town’s best known residents. In her usual good health and about her duties she was stricken with a heart attack early Monday morning and expired a short time later. The news of her unexpected passing comes as a great shock to countless friends and acquaintances on the Northside where she was held in high esteem. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rod MacNeil, she was born in Sydney Mines. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Margaret MacMullin in Detroit; Mrs. Mary Joyce in Florida; four brothers, Daniel with whom she lived; Murdock on Clyde Avenue here; Donald living on Atlantic Street; Malcolm in Detroit. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacRae Mrs. Alex MacRae Sydney Post Record p 6 7/5/1945 Russell Johnson There passed away in her home at North River Bridge on June 24th Mrs Alex MacRae in her 82nd year. In April 1942 the people of North River celebrated with Mr and Mrs MacRae the 60th anniversary of their marriage. During this long period of 63 years the MacRae home was a place where the stranger as well as the neighbor and friend received genial and genuine Highland hospitality. Mrs MacRae was most highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral services, which were very largely attended, were conducted by Rev A Gibson of South Haven, assisted by Rev A C Fraser, a close friend of the family. Favourite hymns were sung and Mr D K MacLean rendered feelingly a Gaelic solo “Connich Mi”. Besides her husband Mrs MacRae is survived by two sons, Malcolm MacRae of Worcester Mass. and Frank MacRae of home; by eight daughters, Mrs Miriam Bird of Palo Alto, California; Mrs C P Stein[?], Oakland, Calif; Mrs Clarke Grady, San Diego, California; Mrs W F Huddleston, Los Angeles, California; Mrs Geo Noble, Worcester, Mass.; Miss Barbara MacRae, Worcester, Mass; Mrs J A Smith, North River Bridge, and Miss Betty MacRae of Worcester, Mass.


MacLean Lena Patterson MacLean Sydney Post Record p 8 8/7/1945 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Aug. 6 - Many friends will learn with regret of the death of Mrs. John M. MacLean, nee Lena Patterson, which occurred recently at her home in Inverness following a long illness. The deceased was a daughter of Norman Patterson and the late Mrs. Patterson of Sydney Mines. She was born at North Sydney 40 years ago, but for many years resided in Sydney Mines with her parents before her marriage. She was a woman of sterling character, a loving wife and mother, and her passing is deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends. During her long illness she never murmured but bore her suffering with true Christian fortitude. Surviving besides her husband are four daughters and two sons. Sadie, Helen, Mary and Sandra, Donald and John M, her father Norman Patterson of Sydney Mines, one brother, John Patterson, Lake Avenue, three sisters, (Eliza) Mrs. Roy Bethune, Centerville, (Peggy) Mrs. C P MacLean, Stellarton and Mrs. Austin Letcher, Port Hawksbury. The funeral was one of the largest seen in Inverness for some time. The service was conducted by Rev. M. MacDonald assisted by Rev. A. D. MacKinnon of Grand[sic] Narrows, and Rev. M. MacLean of Strathlorn, N.S. MRS. J. M. MACLEAN The funeral of the late Mrs. J. M. MacLean was held from her home on Forest Street on Tuesday afternoon July 31. Rev. M. A. MacDonald officiated assisted by Rev. A. D. MacKinnon. Many beautiful flowers bore mute testimony of the love and esteem in which the late Mrs. MacLean was held by her many friends. She was survived by her husband and six children. Sadie, Donald, Helen, Mary, John Murdock, and Sandra all at home; her father Mr. Norman Patterson; three sisters Mrs. J[???] MacKinnon (Effie), Mrs. J P MacLean (Peg) and Mrs. Austin Letcher (Dolly) and one brother Mr. John Patterson. Following the service the lengthy cortege wended its way to the corner cemetery where interment took place in the MacLean family plot. The pall bearers were Messrs. John Alex Campbell, John Ferguson, Donald MacLeod, brothers - in -law William MacLean, Rod McLeod and Jack McKinnon. Honorary pall bearers were Mssrs. John Roche and David Smith. Sydney Post Record 4 Aug 1945 p 3


MacDonald Dan Archie MacDonald
8/14/1945 R. Fraser The death occurred this morning in the City Hospital of Dan Archie MacDonald, well known resident of Forchu, C.B. His passing followed an illness of one year and will be deeply regretted. He is survived by his widow, two daughters and a son Conrad; one brother Kenneth at Forchu. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. (NO Date) [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Died 14 AUG 1945 Sydney Post Record 14 AUG 1945]


MacKenzie Sarah G MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 8 1/4/1939 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Jan 3 - The funeral of Mrs Sarah G MacKenzie was held from the home of her brother, Daniel Grant, Boularderie Centre, Monday afternoon and was largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev Q A MacDowell, pastor of St Andrew’s Presbyterian church, Sydney Mines, who, in his address, gave words of comfort to the bereaved family. Interment was made at Boularderie Center. The deceased was born at Boularderie 84 years ago, a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Robert[sic] Grant. Her husband, the late Hector[sic] MacKenzie, predeceased her some years ago. Beside her brother, Daniel Grant, with whom she made her home, she is survived by a number of other relatives. [Sydney Post Record Saturday 7 January 1939 p 3] - The death occurred on December 30th of Mrs Sarah G McKenzie, a well known and highly respected resident of Boularderie, after two weeks’ illness. The late Mrs McKenzie was born on Boularderie 84 years ago, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Roderick Grant. During her life time she was a staunch and faithful member of the Presbyterian church. Her husband, the late Murdoch McKenzie, elder, Kempt Head, Boularderie, predeceased her twenty one years ago. Since that time Mrs McKenzie made her home with her brother, Mr and Mrs Dan J Grant, Big Bras d’Or. Surviving are two brothers, Dr Wm Grant, Wolfville, and Dan J Grant, Big Bras d’Or. Nephews and nieces are M. D. McDonald, Mrs Rod McKenzie, Alexander Grant, Wm D Grant, Boulardarie; Mrs W H Norris, Sydney; Mrs Robert McLean, Sydney Mines; Mrs A D McLeod, Roxbury, Mass.; Mrs D L Budd, Pa.; Mrs (Dr) F H Sexton, Nelson Grant, Rev D M Grant, Halifax; and Dr Rod Grant, Sussex, N.B. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held on Jan 2nd, from St James church at 2:30 o’clock, services conducted by Rev Q A McDowell, Sydney Mines. Interment at St James cemetery, Big Bras d’Or.


MacKenzie Mrs. Neil MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p3 6/3/1936 R. Fraser June 3, 1936 - Ailing for some time, Mrs Neil MacKenzie, well known Sydney woman, passed away at her residence, 549 George Street, at 10 o’clock this morning. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son and three daughters, Jessie, of the telephone company staff; Isabelle, of Miles’ Marketeria; and Marion at home; Hugh, with Shaw’s Cash Store. After a lengthy illness, the death of Mrs Neil MacKenzie occurred at her home 549 George street, Tuesday at 10 am. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Jessie, Isabelle and Marion and one son Hugh. One sister, Mrs Annie MacDonald, Glace Bay and a brother, Wilson Peppett of this city also survive.


MacKenzie Mary MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 6/17/1936 R. Fraser Baddeck, June 13 - St Ann's lost one of its oldest and most highly esteemed women in the passing of Mrs Mary MacKenzie, 88, June eighth following a few days illness. Her husband predeceased her thirty one years ago. She is survived by one son Simon MacKenzie with whom she resided, and four daughters, Mrs Angus Morrison, North Gut, Mrs J D Munroe, Boularderie Centre, Mrs Malcolm Morrison and Mrs Murdock Morrison, St Ann's; tow sisters and one brother, Mrs M J MacDonald, Tarbot, Mrs Jessie MacLeod, North River Bridge, John Montgomery, Meadow.


MacKenzie Margaret MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 6/19/1936 R. Fraser North Sydney, June 18 - Friends here and elsewhere in Cape Breton will learn with regret the passing of Miss Margaret MacKenzie, formerly of Big Bras d'Or whose death occurred last Friday in Boston. The deceased who had attained her 69th year had made her home in Boston for many years, but on frequent visits to her home and district renewed acquaintances and made many new friends. Her remains, accompanied by a nephew Edward McNeil, arrived Monday morning and were conducted by MacRaes Funeral Service of Sydney Mines to St James Presbyterian church, Big Bras d'Or from whence the funeral was held the same morning with Rev James Fraser officiating at the service in the presence of a large number of friends of the deceased. The remains were interred in the family lot at Big Bras d'Or cemetery. The pall -bearers were James Campbell, David and Wilson Carey, Hector K McDonald and Thomas Stephenson. The late Miss MacKenzie is survived by two brothers Duncan on the old homestead and Roderick both at Big Bras d'Or; also two sisters, Mrs (Rev) William MacNeil, of Boston, and Mrs Samuel Carey, Sydney Mines, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.


MacKenzie Norman MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 1 & 3 7/31/1936 R. Fraser NORMAN MCKENZIE, DEPUTY MINISTER OF MINES, MEETS TRAGEDY WELL KNOWN MINING HEAD MEETS DEATH NORMAN MCKENZIE DIES IN FIRE AT SEBEC, MAINE, IN ATTEMPT TO SAVE CLOTHES Sebec Lake, ME., July 31 - (CP) - Norman MacKenzie, Deputy Minister of Mines for Nova Scotia, was burned to death here today in the flaming cottage of his daughter. Mr MacKenzie who was 67 years old, ran into the cottage in an attempt to recover personal belongings after fire broke out apparently around a chimney. Other members of the family who had been standing outside the cottage with Mr MacKenzie were powerless to save him. Mr MacKenzie, who was inspector of mines and provincial engineer in addition to deputy minister of the department of public works and mines, came here from his Halifax home to stay at the cottage of his daughter, Mrs Edward T Wyman, of Brookline, Mass. Flames Break Out Mrs Wyman and her sister, Miss Mabel MacKenzie, were on the cottage grounds with their father when the flames broke out without warning. The body was recovered from the ruins. In addition to Mrs Wyman and Miss Mabel MacKenzie, three other daughters, Mrs A MacKinlay, Mrs Peter Ferguson and Mrs E Mughgah[sic], all of Cape Breton, survive. A son, Matt, lives in Halifax. Appointed In 1926 Halifax, July 30 - Norman McKenzie, burned to death in the cottage of his daughter at Sebec Lake, Me., today, had been Nova Scotia's deputy minister of mines since 1926. Born At Sydney Mines He was born at Sydney Mines, N.S. and went to work in the colliery there when he was nine years old. He worked in nearly all the Cape Breton mines and rose to the position of district superintendent. In 1918 he retired from mining to go into the hardware business in Glace Bay with his sons. Mr MacKenzie was appointed deputy minister of mines by the Rhodes government in 1926 following the death of T J Brown, who had held the office for many years. At Moose River During the rescue operations at Moose River gold mine, where three Toronto men were entombed and one died, Mr McKenzie directed the supply of equipment and materials from Halifax. Commission Chairman He was chairman of the government commission which investigated the cave-in and the report was (Continued on page three) completed only a short time before he left home for Maine to visit his daughter. The report has not been signed. Other members of the commission are Mr Justice W F Carroll of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and J H Cunningham, mining engineer. Conducted Hearings During the investigation, Mr McKenzie conducted hearings at Moose River and in Halifax, endeavoring to ascertain the cause of the cave-in Easter Sunday night. An inquest had been held into the death of Herman Magill, Toronto barrister who died of pneumonia before rescue workers broke though to the level where he was trapped with dr. D E Robertson and Alfred Scadding. The commissioners held two sessions in the hospital room where Scadding was suffering from trench feet and where his toes were amputated later. Dr. Robertson's evidence was taken by a special commissioner in Toronto. Dwyer Affected Visibly touched by the news of Mr McKenzie's death, Hon. Michael Dwyer, Minister of Mines, despatched the following telegram to Mrs McKenzie tonight. Profoundly shocked to hear sad news. Mere words at a time like this are of course entirely inadequate but I do wish to say you have the full sympathy of the entire staff in your great loss. Mr. McKenzie will be missed not only by his immediate family but by a large circle of friends throughout the whole of Nova Scotia. Pays Tribute Later the Minister paid tribute to his deputy as one who had filled his position in a most capable manner. Vastly enlarging the scope of the work in which he was engaged, he exercised at all times a very close and efficient supervision over all the mines in the province, Mr Dwyer said. Mr McKenzie was probably one of the best read of the older class of mine managers, who during the most strenuous years of the mining industry in Nova Scotia made possible the change from the old method of room and pillar mining to the longwall method in operation today. The type of miners to which Mr McKenzie belonged had not precedent to follow but rather worked out a system of mining suitable to Nova Scotia's conditions. The system eventually adopted by these practical men has been approved and accepted by the best mining engineers in the world as the only system by which the undersea coal off the shores of this province could be successfully extracted. SUDDEN DEATH OF GLACE BAY MAN REGRETTED NORMAN MACKENZIE ONE OF FOREMOST FIGURES IN COAL INDUSTRY Glace Bay, July 31 - In the tragically sudden death of last night in Sebac, Me., of Norman McKenzie, Deputy Minister of Mines for the province of Nova Scotia this country has lost one of the foremost figures in the coal industry. On all sides here today, where he had spent the greater part of his life, the death of the former well known mining official was the sole topic of conversation and from all lips were uttered words of profound sorrow that the end had come so unexpectedly to Mr McKenzie. Self Made Man Born in the old mining town of Sydney Mines, sixty eight years ago, Norman McKenzie was in the (Continued on page three) truest sense of the term, a self-made man. When only nine years of age, he went to work under the General Mining Association, that were then operating the collieries in the Sydney Mines coal fields. Despite the fact that he started to work at about the age that boys of that time were starting to go to school, Mr MacKenzie received his education in the great school of experience and as he grew, he studied and when still a youth, it was seen that he was, in the language of the present day, going places. When still a young man, he came to the southern coal fields, coming to the old Reserve mine, and taking the position of underground manager in 1892. The Reserve mine was then under the direction of a prominent figure in the coal industry of that day, a Mr Kanaly, with the late James Mc[??????] as manager. Goes To Dominion After a stay in Reserve, Mr McKenzie left there to take over the management of the Dominion mine. After a period there he was urged to take over the management of the Inverness mines, but he was soon induced to come back to Dominion, where he remained in charge of operations until No. 2 and No. 9 collieries at New Aberdeen were started., when he was appointed manager in charge of operations of those two collieries. Later he was promoted to the important post of District Superintendent of Mines remaining in that position until he severed his connection with the Coal Company to enter the hardware business about twenty-two years ago. Capable Mining Man As a mining man, he was rated one of the most capable in Nova Scotia. As an official he was respected by the men in whose employ he was and trusted and held in the highest esteem by all the men who worked under him. It was under his able management that No. 2 colliery and the Harbor seam No. 9 colliery were first developed and brought to a state of perfection as coal producing collieries. Induced To Take Part After conducting a hardware business in Glace Bay for a number of years, the call of the mines again got him and he was induced to take over the post of Deputy Minister of Mines, when the Rhodes government came into power in Nova Scotia in 1925. Of him as a Deputy Minister of Mines it can be truly said that he was the most thoroughly capable man, in every respect, to ever fill that post. He was ever ready to visit any coal mine in the province, and many a time, a possible strike was averted by his personal appearance at the locale of the trouble and by getting first hand information, he was, invariably able to settle threatened trouble between employers and employees. He was kindly, yet firm, and it is doubtful if in the history of mining in Cape Breton a mine manager had more personal friends among the coal miners of this country than Mr McKenzie had. Although devoted to his life's work, coal mining, he found time to do much good in his private life. He was deeply religious and a devout churchman. He was during his years here, a valued member of Knox United church. He was also associated with the Masonic order, Oddfellows and Orange societies while here, and he was also one of the first movers in the establishment of the Glace Bay General hospital, and while a resident of Glace Bay was a valued member of the Board of Directors of that institution. Ardent Sportsman The late Mr McKenzie was an ardent sportsman, in his younger years, being a most ardent horseman. It was while in charge of operations at Nos. 2 and 9 collieries that he was one of the most active in having the Black Diamond track built, and for years afterwards he owned smart race horses and could at almost all meets where his own horse was not racing, be found in the judges' stand, his honesty and fair dealing, making him much sought after as a racing official. Although induced several times to enter the civic, provincial and Federal political arena, Mr McKenzie, never sought political honors, although there is not much question, had he chosen, his entry into the political life would have been successful. He was a public spirited citizen however., and no worthy movement here, but found in him an ardent and practical supporter. Well Informed He was a remarkably well informed mining man and had an almost uncanny knowledge of underground coal mining. His talks and papers read by him at gatherings of mining men, were always among the best and any suggestions of his, or new ideas in mining introduced by him, were invariably respected and followed out by his superior officers. Last Official Visit Mr McKenzie's last official visit here was about ten days ago when he went down into No. 5 mine at Reserve and into No. 1-B mine to get first hand information about some matters in dispute between the men and mine management. He was very active in connection with the Moose River gold mine tragedy, and was responsible in a large measure for having a diamond drill set up there, by which communication was held with the entombed men. He was one of the men who conducted the investigation into the Moose River mine affair. Mr McKenzie had married twice, his first wife, Laura Stubbert, passing away twenty five years ago. Of that marriage six children are living. Mrs Dr. Wyman (Katie) of Boston, who had been visiting himself and Mrs McKenzie at Halifax, and who was driven to her summer home only a few days ago in Sebec, Me., by Mr McKenzie, Mrs Peter Ferguson, (Abbie), Allen street, Mrs Edgar Muggah (Lillian), Yorke street and Mrs Arthur McKinlay, (Annie) McKay's Corner, and two sons, Matthew of Halifax, who was visiting in Glace Bay a few days ago, and George in Gabarus. Twenty two years ago he married Miss Harriet Putnam, R.N., who was previous to her marriage, Superintendent of the Sydney hospital, and who survives him. Of this marriage, one daughter, Miss Mable at home at Halifax, survives. [Sydney Post Record Friday 31 July 1936 p 1 & 3]


MacKinnon Daniel B. MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 6 9/19/1933 R. Fraser MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL Friends Pay Final Tribute To Late Mrs Daniel MacKinnon Sydney Mines, Sept 18 - The funeral of Mrs Daniel B MacKinnon took place from her late residence at Black Point, this afternoon. The service at the home was taken by Rev Quincy A McDowell, pastor of St Andrews Presbyterian church who was assisted by Mr Lyall Detler, who read the Scripture lesson and took some of the prayers. Members of the choir who were present rendered the following hymns: What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Rock of Ages, Safe In The Arms Of Jesus. Mr McDowell spoke eloquently and touchingly of the life of the deceased and gave a message of comfort to the sadly bereaved husband and family, after which he closed the service with prayer and the pronouncing of the benediction. The funeral cortege then passed on to Brookside cemetery where the remains were laid to rest. The pall bearers were Purves MacKeigan, Christopher Robertson, Thomas Inch, John Muir, Whitfield Boyd, and Thomas Lockman. Many beautiful floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held.


MacKinnon Georgina MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 5 5/6/1936 R. Fraser FUNERAL NOTICE The funeral of the late Mrs Georgina MacKinnon will take place this afternoon (Wednesday) 2:30 from the home of Mr H P MacKenzie, Coxheath. Interment will be made in Hardwood Hill Cemetery.


MacLean William Sylvester MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 7/10/1933 R. Fraser The death occurred at the T.B. annex this morning at 3:30 of William Sylvester MacLean, age 24 years. The late Mr MacLean has being [sic] in poor health for the past year and although death was not expected he passed away this morning. He leaves to mourn his loss his young widow, his aged mother, three sisters, Mrs Duncan Campbell, Whitney Pier, Mrs Peter Pellois, Dorchester street, Sydney, Mrs Machiel [sic] D MacNeil, Hay Cove. Seven brothers, Ben, Neil, John, and Anthony at home; Steve, Michael and Mickey in Vancouver, B.C. Funeral announcement later.


MacLean Christina MacLean Sydney Post Record p 6 1/30/1936 R. Fraser MANY MOURNERS ATTEND FUNERAL Sydney Mines, Jan 29 - The funeral of the late Miss Christina MacLean, was held from the home of Peter MacKinnon Oxford ave., Tuesday morning at 11 am and was largely attended by neighbours and friends. The service was conducted by Rev Q A MacDowell of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The hymns sung were, The Lord Is My Shepherd and Abide With Me. Interment was made in Brookside cemetery. The pall bearers were Chas. MacLeod, John Jardine, James Hollett, Daniel MacLellan, Malcolm MacLeod and D McKenzie. The late Miss MacLean was born at Boularderie [81 or 87?] years ago and for some years had resided in the United States, but for the past several years had been a highly respected resident of this town. Her tragic passing on Saturday morning is deeply regretted by her many friends.


MacLean John William MacLean
3/29/1936 R. Fraser DEAN OF C.B. MEDICAL PROFESSION PASSES DR. J. W. MACLEAN SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK AT NORTH SYDNEY North Sydney, March 29 - Cape Breton was saddened by the sudden death of John William MacLean, 80, at his home, Caledonia St., at 11:50 o’clock Saturday night following a heart attack. Rarely has a physician been so loved by the people to whom he had ministered for 53 years, a gentleman in the best sense of the word, a fine scholar, a physician whose personal concern was for the care and comfort of his patients. He gave this town an example of unselfish service which in years to come will continue to be an inspiration to those to whom he ministered as well as to his medical associates. Native of C.B. Born at Lake Ainslie 80 years ago, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allan MacLean, he received his early education in the rural school of his home village, later entering Pictou Academy, and still later McGill Medical School, Montreal, from which he graduated with honors 53 years ago. For two and a half years he practised his profession at Port Hawksbury, after which he journeyed to Edinburgh, Scotland, for post graduate work and where he had the distinction of serving [continued on page three - no extant] [Comment from Wanda (Sutherland) Ross:  My grandmother (Agnetta Caswell Jesty) kept a small diary from 1936 until her death in 1953. . . . There is a reference to the death of Dr. MacLean on March 28, 1936 which likely is the 1749 obituary you have on Dr. MacLean . . .]


MacLean Florrie MacLean Sydney Post Record p 6 5/16/1936 R. Fraser North Sydney, May 15 - News of the death of Miss Florrie MacLean, a former resident of this town, which occurred Thursday in Detroit, was received last evening by friends here. The late Miss MacLean resided with her grandfather, the late G F Muir Forbes, and about ten years ago left for the United States, where she had since resided. Deceased is survived by her step mother, Mrs Joseph MacLean, of Baddeck, her father and brother having predeceased her. During her residence here the late Miss MacLean made many friends who will receive the news of her death with profound regret. Glace Bay, May 15 - News was received today from Detroit by Miss Christine McAulay, Caledonia, of the death in that city today of Miss Florrie McLean, formerly of North Sydney and who is very well known in Glace Bay, where she visited frequently before going to live in Detroit eight years ago. Her parents predeceased her some years ago and her brother, William, passed away last fall. She is survived by her step mother, Mrs Joseph McLean of Baddeck. The many friends she made while here as well as a host of friends in North Sydney, will be sorry to learn of Miss McLean's death, which resulted from a heart attack. Burial will be in Detroit. [Sydney Post Record Saturday 16 May 1936 p 6] MISS FLORENCE MACLEAN Baddeck, May 24 - The remains of the late Miss Florence MacLean, whose death occurred in Detroit last week, arrived at Baddeck on Friday morning and were taken to her former home, Bay Road. The deceased, who was the only daughter of the late Joseph S MacLean and his first wife, Ada Plant MacLean, was born at Baddeck Bay forty two years ago, but most of her life was spent with her grandparents, the late Mr and Mrs Forbes of North Sydney. About ten years ago she went to Detroit where she has since resided. Her brother, Murray, passed away in New York in 1925 and his remains were brought home for burial. Within the past year her father and brother William passed away at Baddeck. She is survived by her stepmother and a host of friends who sincerely mourn her passing. The funeral service, which was held in the home, was largely attended and was conducted by Rev A W R MacKenzie, assisted by Rev J Allison Fraser, Baddeck, Rev James Fraser, Big Bras d'Or, and Rev A C Fraser, North River bridge. The high esteem in which the late Miss MacLean was held was mutely testified by the numerous and very beautiful flowers sent by friends both in Cape Breton and from Detroit, the latter being signed Harrison and friends. She was laid to rest in the family lot in old Knox cemetery, Bay Road. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 26 May 1936 p11]


MacLean Allan MacLean Sydney Post Record p 11 6/2/1936 R. Fraser Baddeck, June 1 - The death of Allan MacLean, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Washabuckt district occurred at his home, Rear Washabuckt Centre on Sunday afternoon May thirty-first. The deceased who was in his eighty sixth year had enjoyed good health up to within three weeks of his death. His passing takes the last of the old stock, he being a son of Michael MacLean, who was born in Barra, Scotland in 1813. A devout member of the Roman Catholic church, he was accorded the last rites of his church by Rev Father D F Roberts of Baddeck and Iona. It may truly be said that he was a typical Highland gentleman, one who always delighted in the old customs and traditions of his beloved Scotland, and his door was always open to the wayfarer and traveller - one never went hungry from his door. He was an excellent Gaelic scholar and took great delight in spending his leisure hours with his Gaelic books and poetry. While funeral arrangements are not yet completed it is expected that interment will be made in Holy Rosary cemetery, Washabuckt Centre, next Wednesday morning. Besides his widow he is survived by seven sons and three daughters, two of the former being Councillor Roderick J MacLean, Washabuckt Centre and Michael Joseph on the old homestead.


MacLellan Mrs. Allan MacLellan
11/27/1934 Bruce Gouthro NEW WATERFORD, Death during the early hours of this morning again removed an aged and esteemed person from a wide circle of friends in this community in the person of Mrs. Allan MacLellan. The deceased lady , after a lengthy illness, at one o'clock Tuesday morning succumbed to the call for eternal slumber, after having received the last rites of the Catholic Church. She was 82 years of age, and is survived by her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Dan MacInnis, Mrs. Thomas Keating, Mrs. Claude Weatherbee, all of New Waterford, and two sons, Michael in California, and Allan in New Brunswick. The deceased was born in Frenchvale.


MacLennan Mary MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 3 1/18/1934 R. Fraser MISS MARY MACLENNAN Baddeck, Jan 13 - The death of Miss Mary MacLennan occurred on Friday January 5th in the home of her nephew, Murdock MacLennan, Murray, St Ann’s. The deceased, who had reached the advanced age of ninety-two years, was well known and greatly beloved by many friends over the province. For forty years she was housekeeper in the old Albion hotel, Halifax, since that time she spent some time as housekeeper in Duntulm House, (now the Hotel Baddeck) here, and later resided in the home of Ben Evett at Big Harbor. Two years ago she returned to St Ann’s. Funeral service was conducted on Sunday by Rev A C Fraser of North River. Interment was made in the cemetery at St Ann’s.


MacLennan John K. MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 12 8/22/1934 R. Fraser Baddeck, Aug 20 - News of the death of John K MacLennan of Newport, Rhode Island, was received recently by relaties at Middle River. He was the last survivor of a well known and highly respected family from the Newport Daily News.[sic] John K MacLennan for forty six years a resident of Newport, R.I., and engaged in the tailoring practically all that time died at his residence Gibbs Avenue at midnight August fifth. He had been in poor health for several months and recently suffered several severe shocks the last on Wednesday from which he did not rally. Mr MacLennan was born at Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1844, a son of John and Sarah MacLennan and came to Newport in 1883 with his brother, the late Neil MacLennan and with him was employed by the King-MacLeod Company. Having learned tailoring trade, the two brothers soon established themselves in that business under the firm name of MacLennan Brothers. In 1897 they separated each conducting a tailoring business. Neil continuing until his death in 1929. John K was associated with the late William Leys in the organization of the William Leys Dry Goods Company. Mr MacLennan had joined a Masonic Lodge in Nova Scotia and shortly after coming to Newport affiliated with St Paul's Lodge of this city. He was also a member of Newport chapter Royal Arch Masons, Washington Commandery Knights Templar and Van Rensseleur Lodge of Perfection, also of Weenat Shassit Tribe of Redmen and the Miantononic Club. He had been a member of First Presbyterian church since its establishment and had served as trustee and elder, holding both offices at the time of his death. He married Miss Isabella Morrison of St Peter's, Cape Breton, who survived with a son J C Earle MacLennan, president of the Knight-Overland Company of Newport Incorporated. Mr MacLennan had a large patronage among both the regular and summer residents and was held in high esteem among the business men of the city. He was an active worker in the church, where he had been frequently called upon for service in many capacities, which he freely performed. He was of a kindly disposition and his genuine hospitality attracted many friends to his home. His funeral was held on Tuesday August seventh, form first Presbyterian church. The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev Harry Fulton Coat. The burial was in the Island cemetery.


MacLennan Mrs. John MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 14 10/31/1935 R. Fraser New Waterford, Oct 28 - The death of Mrs John MacLennan, aged and respected resident of this community took place this afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs Alex MacLeod, with whom she had been residing for the past number of years. The deceased lived in Sydney Mines prior to her removal to New Waterford was 89 years of age and is survived by one brother Don Sutherland of New Glasgow, three daughters, one in Stellarton, Mrs McDougall in Glace Bay and Mrs Alec MacLeod in New Waterford.


MacLennan Kenneth MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 2 11/9/1935 R. Fraser FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN STATES Kenneth MacLennan Passes In Berkley, California Glace Bay, Nov 8 - Many of the older residents of Cape Breton will learn with regret of the passing away this week in Berkley, California, of Kenneth MacLennan, former resident of Glace Bay. Mr MacLennan, who was born at Middle River nearly eighty years ago, was associated with the early days of the coal mining industry in Cape Breton. In the days when coal was shipped from Port Caledonia Mr MacLennan operated the dredge that was in use here at the time. He was on the mechanical staff of Caledonia colliery also, and was widely known throughout Cape Breton county. He left Cape Breton over fifty years ago and has resided since in California. He is survived by his widow, one brother, Christopher MacLennan, well known engineer of the S & L Railway, and one sister Mrs F O Marshall in Boston.


MacLeod Neil MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 2 3/10/1933 R. Fraser James A. MacLeod of Groves Point, Boularderie, is in receipt of news of the death of his brother, Neil MacLeod, who passed away at his home at Fortuna, California, on February 20th., following an illness of several weeks duration. The late Mr. MacLeod was born at Inlet, Baddeck, in May 1862, son of the late Mrs and Mrs. Murdoch MacLeod. In 1884 he moved to California and located at Scotia. In 1889 he married Miss Isabel MacDonald and soon after his marriage he moved to the Ferndale section where he engaged in dairying and ranching until 1919 when he moved to Fortuna and carried on a dairying business from his ranch just east of the town limits. The deceased was widely known throughout that part of the country and was held in very high esteem by his many friends. He was a member of the Eel River I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 210, of Myrtle Encampment No. 7, Eureka Canton, past president of the Veterans and a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 81. Surviving are his widow, four sons, Harry J. MacLeod, of Grizzly Bluff; Robert L. of Kiamath and Victor N. and Bruce of Fortuna; and two daughters, Mrs. Annie Baine of Skelly and Mrs. Mina MacDonald, of Robnerville. One brother, James A. MacLeod of Groves Point, Cape Breton, and seven sisters, Mrs. Dolly Matheson of Baddeck; Mrs. Bessie Millan of Boston; Mrs. Albert Hayden, of Wakefield, Mass., Mrs. Edwin Tanner, of Melrose, Mass.; Mrs. J. D. MacRae of Summerville, Mass. Mrs. Donald MacDonald of Toronto; and Mrs. Archie MacLean of Lacedena, Sask., and several grandchildren also survive. The funeral, which was largely attenced by sorrowing friends from all sections of the country, took place Feb. 22, at 1:30 in the afternoon, from the Hunter and Wise funeral parlors, Fortuna. Rev. Mr. Douglas, of Ferndale, officiated. Interment was made in the Ferndale cemetery where services were taken by the Odd Fellows. The pall bearers were: Harry Sweet, H. E. Nelson, Louis West, Alexander Massen, Charles Perrot and Samuel Cooper.


MacLeod Margaret MacLeod GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 4/11/1934 R. Fraser Baddeck, April 7 - The death occurred at the home of her nephew, Mr Angus MacLeod on Monday night, April 2nd of Miss Margaret MacLeod, in her 90th year. The deceased was the last member of one of the most prominent families in Victoria County. Her late brother, Rev Malcolm MacLeod was a noted preacher. Two nephews are filling a large place in the life of the church of their choice in this province. One the Rev A A MacLeod, M.A., B.D., minister of the United church, Kentville, and the other, Rev J D MacLeod, B.A., who served overseas in the great war, minister of St Andrew’s United Church, Truro, and both were present at the funeral for their remembrance of a worthy aunt was constant all these years, and the nephew, with whom she lived, and his wife ministered with great tenderness and affection to the deceased. Another nephew and niece, Malcolm MacLeod, Cardston, Alberta, and Miss Christine MacLeod, Havergil[sic], Mass., also survive. The late Miss MacLeod had full use of her faculties to the end. She lived a life of unselfish service, much loved and much honored. A short service was held in the home, immediately followed by service in Greenwood church of which she was a faithful member for many years. The service was largely attended. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung, a solo The Lily of the Valley was sweetly rendered by Miss Gladys MacKinnon. Her pastor, the Rev John MacKinnon, B.D., who was assisted by Rev John MacNeil, referred with great feeling to the many excellent qualities of the deceased, saying in part That a good woman, full of years and grave had finished her earthly course, whose deathbed was calm and sweet as sleep, comforted with the knowledge that at the end of life’s journey, she would be greeted by the Master Himself. So that we are to give thanks to God for such a life. The pall bearers were: Phillip MacLeod, Angus Morrison, Rod MacRae, Captain Dan MacRae.


MacLeod Kate A. MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 7 2/14/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, Feb 11 - The remains of Mrs Kate A MacLeod whose death at the age of 85 years occurred in Arlington, Massachusetts recently arrived at Baddeck accompanied by her sister in law, Mrs John MacLeod and was taken to st Anns of which place she was a former resident. She is survived by four brothers and two sisters, some living in the United States and some at Whitney Pier. The funeral service was held in the home of Mr Hector Carmichael and was conducted by Rev A C Fraser of North River Bridge. Interment was made in Munroe's Point cemetery.


MacLeod Daniel N. MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 6 11/26/1935 R. Fraser DANIEL N MCLEOD LAID TO REST Friends Pay Tribute To Well Known Little Bras d'Or Resident Sydney Mines, Nov 25 - The funeral of the late Daniel N MacLeod was held from his residence at Little Bras d'Or, Sunday afternoon and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev N J Thomas of Wilson United church, Florence, who spoke words of comfort and sympathy to the bereaved ones. The hymns sung were The Lord Is My Shepherd, Nearer My God To Thee and Abide With Me. Interment was made in Little Bras d'Or cemetery. Rev Mr Thomas officiating at the graveside. The pall bearers were M Brennick, M Stewart, M MacDougall, W Kennedy, H Dawson and W Anderson.


MacLeod Mrs. John M MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 6 12/28/1935 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Dec 27 - The death occurred on Thursday evening of Mrs John M MacLeod at her home at Big Bras d'Or after a long illness. Mrs MacLeod was a daughter of Mrs S. MacLeod and the late John MacLeod and was born at Boularderie 5[3 or 8?] years ago. She was a woman of sterling character, kind and gentle and loved by all with whom she came in contact. During her long illness she proved herself a true Christian by her patience even while suffering great pain. She is survived by her husband John M MacLeod, her mother, Mrs S MacLeod at Big Bras d'Or, four brothers, Dr Alexander MacLeod, Lowell, Mass., John D and Dan H., at Sydney Mines, and Norman at Boularderie. Three sisters, Mrs Harry Smith and Mrs Allan McKinnon, Boston and Miss Jessie MacLeod, R.N., of New York at present at home. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon with service in the Presbyterian church, Big Bras d'Or.


MacMillan Malcolm MacMillan Sydney Post Record p 7 7/26/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, July 25 - The death of Malcolm MacMillan occurred in his home at Big Harbor July 15th after a long illness. The deceased was well known and highly respected by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed from the community in which he resided. He is survived by one son, Rod M MacMillan, engineer at Ross Ferry, and three daughters, Joan, Mrs James, Alberta; Katherine, Mrs Ryan, Washington, D.C.; who came home and cared for her father during his last illness; Miss Mary in Boston. Five Sisters Mrs William MacLeod, Plaister Mines; Mrs Robbins, Rhode Island; Mrs Browning, England; Mrs George MacLean, Port Hastings, and Mrs Lauchlin Beaton, Toronto, who attended the funeral, and one brother, Dr Archibald MacMillan, Athol, Mass. The funeral service in the home was largely attended and was conducted by his brother in law Rev Lauchlin Beaton, assisted by Rev M N MacDonald of Boularderie and Mr Gibson of South Gut. Interment was in Port Bevis cemetery.


MacMillan Michael MacMillan Sydney Post Record p 6 12/27/1935 R. Fraser FINAL TRIBUTE PAID CITIZEN Scores Attend Funeral Of Michael McMillan North Sydney, Dec 26 - Friends in large numbers attended the funeral this afternoon of the late Michael MacMillan, which was held from his residence on King street. The lengthy cortege proceeded to St Joseph's church where service was conducted by Rev Dr P J Nicholson, who also read the prayers of committal at the grave in Lakeview cemetery. The choir was in attendance at St Joseph's church and rendered the requiem hymns. The pall bearers were hector McNeil of Sydney Mines, Roderick Nicholson of Beaver Cove, Hector McLean, Peter McMullin, Angus Steele, Jim McDougall. The late Mr MacMillan passed away quite suddenly on Monday morning and his death came as a distinct shock to his widow and other relatives. Deceased had been a successful wood working contracting for several years here, having been owner of the plant formerly located on Union street. In addition to his widow, deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs J B A Brennan, San Diego, California; two sons, Frank in Springfield Gardens, N.Y., John on King street; also two brothers, John at the old homestead at Beaver Cove and Rod A in Sydney.


MacNeil Christina MacNeil The G.B. Gazette 1/28/1935 Maureen McNeil Her many friends in Glace Bay were shocked to learn Saturday evening of the sudden passing of Mrs. Christie MacNeil, Argyle St. widow of the late Capt. Angus J. MacNeil. Mrs. MacNeil took ill on Friday with a heart attack and passed away at six o’clock Saturday evening. The deceased was born in Middle Cape, sixty six years ago, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Angus MacNeil of that place and a brother of the late Councillor Hector MacNeil of Big Pond. The family came to Glace Bay over thirty years ago and has since resided here. Capt. MacNeil predeceased his wife in 1924 and a son Archie died the year previous. The late Mrs. MacNeil is survived by three sonos, John A, at North Sydney; Angus at home and Francis in New York; three daughters, Mrs. Angus Ferguson, Mrs. Clackery of Montreal And Agnes at home. She was a member of ST. Margaret’s Scottish Catholic Society And the Catholic Women’s league and at all times took a very keen and active interest in her parochial duties being a devout member of St. Anne’s Congregation since coming to Glace Bay. She was a woman of many fine traits of character, upright and honest with a genial disposition. Her outstanding qualities won for her the high regard of a great many relatives and friends in the district. Her passing will be widely regretted. Some members of the family are expected home for the funeral, announcement concerning which will be made tomorrow, Burial in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


MacNeil Mrs. Joseph MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 6 4/29/1936 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, April 28 - The death occurred in Harbour View Hospital Monday evening of Mrs Joseph MacNeil one of the most highly esteemed residents of this town following five weeks illness. The late Mrs MacNeil was born at south side Boularderie, 43 years ago, and had been a resident of this town for a number of years. She was a devout member of the church of the Immaculate Conception and very active in the Scottish Catholic Society. Surviving are her husband Joseph McNeil, six daughters: Rev Sister St Joseph of Mercy in Vermont; Mary Margaret of the teaching staff Notre Dame Convent, Camillius, Teresa, Bernadetta and Loretta; two sons, Michael and Lawrence at home; two sisters, Mrs Alex Boyd and Mrs Stephen McMillan of Sydney Mines, and two brothers, John Jobes, town and Hugh Jobes, South Side Boularderie to whom the entire community extends sincere sympathy.


MacPhail Angus W MacPhail Sydney Post Record p 6 6/15/1933 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, June 14 - The death of Angus W MacPhail occurred at his home at Upper River Denys at seven o’clock on Sunday evening. Though in poor health for some months, during which time he had received treatment both at the City hospital at Sydney and the Victoria General at Halifax, he had only been confined to his bed for three weeks. The deceased was born at River Denys sixty three years ago. He was for twenty five years an elder, first, in the Presbyterian church, and after the consummation of union in Forbes United church where he was also a valued member of the choir. He was employed by the Cape Breton Electric Company for six years as conductor and motorman on the street railway between North Sydney and Sydney Mines, after which time he returned to his home at River Denys where he has since resided. The late Mr MacPhail was widely known through the island and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. A devoted husband and father, a good neighbour and a true friend and always at the head of any movement for the betterment of the community. His passing will be keenly felt by many. He was twice married,. His first wife, formerly Miss Effie Morrison of Wreck Cove, died about twenty five years ago. Some years later he married Miss Annie MacRae, of Boularderie, who survives him. Others surviving are three sons William M MacPhail, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; John F MacPhail of Boston and Thomas R MacPhail at home and one daughter Ethel also at home. One sister, Miss Margaret MacPhail of Boston, who arrived home four weeks ago and was with her brother at the time of his passing and one brother Rev M L MacPhail of Auburn, N.Y., also survive. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was one of the largest ever seen in the vicinity. Many attending from all parts of Cape Breton Island. The service, which was held in the grounds outside the home, was taken by Rev D J MacLeod, pastor of the United church at Orangedale and River Denys, who was assisted by Rev A D MacKinnon of the Presbyterian church at Whycocomagh. Rev J A MacLellan of Dominion, a former pastor at River Denys who gave an address in English. Mr MacLellan took his text from Job 16 -19. My witness is in Heaven and my record is on high and paid high tribute to the deceased with whom he had been closely associated, as pastor and coworker for nine years. Rev James Fraser, pastor of the United church at Big Bras d’Or then gave a short address in Gaelic taking as his test, Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints. The choir was in attendance and rendered very beautifully the following hymns: Unto the Hills Around do I Look Up, Asleep In Jesus, and Sleep On Beloved, Sleep and Take Thy Rest. A duet Alone With God was rendered with great feeling by Mrs D J MacLeod of River Denys and Mr Wm MacKenzie of Iron Mines, Whycocomagh. Mrs Daniel Ross presided at the organ. After the service the remains were borne to the family cemetery in the grounds of the homestead. Sydney Mines Personals Mr Alexander MacLeod of Centreville and Mr Malcolm MacLeod, Brown street, were among those who attended the funeral of the late Angus W MacPhail at Upper River Denys on Tuesday afternoon.


MacPhail Agnes MacPhail The Glace Bay Gazette 1/21/1935 Maureen McNeil Mrs. Agnes MacPhail - Mrs. Robert Cudhea Main St. received sad news last night of the death of her sister, Mrs. Agnes MacPhail of West Calgary Alberta. The late Mrs. MacPhail was 78years of age and had been ill for only two weeks. She was planning to Visit Cape Breton when she took sick suddenly. The family resided in Glace Bay Thirty five years ago and moved west where they since resided and had a large number of Friends throughout the colliery districts who will regret her sudden passing. She was the Widow of the late Archie MacPhail who died twelve years ago. Four sons survive, John At Blairmore; Archie in Saskatoon; Stanley and Alex at home; three daughters, Mrs. George Benedict, Calgary; Annie and Kate at home; Mrs. Robert Cudhea is the only Surviving sister; four brothers, Alex Cameron, of Fernie, B.C.; Henry Camerson, Moncton, N.B.; Donald Cameron of ? Luscar, Alberta and James Cameron of Glace Bay. Burial will take place in Calgary.


MacPhee Mrs. Charles MacPhee Cape Breton Post Page 6 5/4/1933 Norma Day Sydney Mines, May 3 -- The death of Mrs. Charles MacPhee occurred quite suddenly at her home in Little Bras d'Or April 21st. The deceased who was 76 years of age, was the daughter of the Late Lauchlin MacDonald of North East Margaree. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son John & one step daughter, Mrs. MacAloney of Summerville, Mass., who arrived here to attend the funeral. Three sisters Mrs. Catherine Burton of N.E. Margaree, Mrs. Euphemia MacLean of North Sydney & Mrs. Christena MacDonald of St. Peters and one brother A Y MacDonald of Baddeck, also survive. The funeral took place from her late residence April 24th. interment being made at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. The service was taken by Rev. Alven Robertson, pastor Calvary Baptist Church.


MacPherson Mrs Murdoch MacPherson Sydney Post Record p 6 5/30/1936 R. Fraser REMAINS ARRIVE FROM BOSTON Mrs Murdoch MacPherson To Be Interred At Bay St Lawrence North Sydney, May 20 - The remains of Mrs Murdoch MacPherson arrived her today from Boston and were shipped on the steamer Aspy for Bay St Lawrence, her old home, where the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon. The deceased had made her home in Boston for the past two years with her daughter, and passed away in March following a brief illness. The remains were accompanied here by her daughter, Mrs May McPherson Dawson, of Boston, and were met here by her son, Rev A Gordon McPherson, of Riverdale Presbyterian church, Toronto, who also accompanied the remains home. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from Middle Presbyterian church, Bay St Lawrence, where she attended as a child and later taught Sunday school. Interment will be in the family plot, Bay St Lawrence. Among the relatives of the deceased residing in town are Mrs D A MacLean and Angus McPherson. The remains were met at the train this morning by Haggett's Funeral Service and taken to the Aspy.


MacQueen Thos. A. MacQueen
7/3/1934 R. Fraser Boularderie was saddened by the loss of one of its best known and esteemed resident when Thos. A. MacQueen, aged 70 years passed quietly away at his home in Hillside, Boularderie, July 3. [1934 writtten on] His death came unexpectedly after three weeks illness due to a paralytic stroke, but as his condition was since reported as improving, his sudden passing came as a shock to his family and friends. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Neil MacQueen, of Plaster Mines, Victoria County, and for about forty years was a resident of Kempt Head, where he conducted a successful farm. He moved to Hillside, Boularderie in the fall of 1933. A man of quiet and unassuming disposition, his fine character had won for him the esteem of a large circle of friends. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful and testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. He is survived by his widow, who before her marriage was Johann Morrison, of Kempt Head, and three sons, Malcolm David Drummond, of 23 Douglas Place, Sydney, an employer [sic] of the Ideal Ice Cream Co., Philip L. at home and John Murdoch, a theological student, at present in one of the mission fields in the Province of Manitoba, also one daughter, Margaret, at home. A son, William Dawson, predeceased him about thirty years ago. A sister, the only survivor of a once large family, resides in Dorchester, Mass., being Mrs. D. J. MacDonald. The funeral which was very largely attended, was held Thursday, services being conducted at the home and at the grave by his pastor, Rev. M. N. MacDonald. The pall bearers, all personal and intimate friends of the deceased, were P. J. Lynch, Kenneth MacKay, J. P. MacKenzie, W. K. Morrison, J. R. Fraser and James MacLeod. Interment was made in the family lot in Man-O- War Point cemetery.


MacRae John MacRae Sydney Post Record p 9 9/26/1933 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept 20 - The death occurred in his home at Middle River at an early hour on Monday morning, September eleventh of John MacRae, aged sixty nine years. Mr MacRae was a well known and highly respected citizen. He is survived by two brothers, Thomas MacRae, with whom he resided; Alexander MacRae in New Hampshire; four sisters, Mrs John A MacDonald, Mrs Mary MacLeod and Miss Bella MacRae, Middle River; and Mrs Munroe in Portland, Maine. Funeral service was conducted by Mr Charles Foote, student missionary in Farquharson Memorial church. Interment was made in the family lot in Middle River cemetery.


MacRae Isabelle MacRae Sydney Post Record p 3 11/27/1933 R. Fraser The death occurred early this morning of Isabelle MacRae, six year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Angus MacRae, Sydney River. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacRae Mary MacRae Sydney Post Record p 7 3/23/1934 R. Fraser Baddeck, March 22 - One of the oldest women in Victoria County passed away on March 14th in the person of Mrs Mary MacRae, widow of the late Phillip MacRae of Baddeck, at the age of ninety eight years. During the past number of years Mrs MacRae has been confined to her room and was tenderly cared for by Mrs MacIntosh in the latter’s home. The funeral was held from Greenwood church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Mary Matheson of Boston.


MacRae Isabel Mary MacRae Sydney Post Record p 3 5/19/1934 R. Fraser Following a lingering illness Isabel Mary MacRae, daughter of Capt Dan MacRae of the S.S. Lakeview and Mrs MacRae, died early this morning at the family residence in Baddeck. Deceased was 26 years of age and had been ill for the past two years. Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Mrs Vance Saunders (Olive) of Bridgewater and Mrs Murdock MacDermid (Katherine) of Baddeck, both of whom were at her bedside when death came. Funeral service is to be held at Greenwood Church on Monday afternoon. The funeral of Isabel Mary MacRae will take place from her late residence at Baddeck on Monday afternoon. Service at Greenwood church 2 pm. Interment in Baddeck.


MacRae Johanna MacRae Sydney Post Record p 6 1/16/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, Jan 14 - The death occurred recently in a Halifax hospital of Miss Johanna MacRae, of Middle River, Victoria County, aged 69 years. The deceased is survived by one sister, Miss Dolena McRae, Vermont. The remains were brought home and the funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev J D N MacDonald. Interment was made in the family lot in Middle River cemetery.


MacRae Mrs. Philip MacRae Sydney Post Record p 7 2/14/1935 R. Fraser Baddeck, Feb 11 - The death occurred in her home at Garry, Middle River, February fourth, of Mrs Philip MacRae after several months of illness at the age of seventy years. She was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Roderick MacLennan, Gold Brook. Mrs MacRae was a woman of quiet disposition and will be greatly missed in the home and in the community in which she lived. Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters and three sons. Annie, Mrs Charles MacKenzie, Nyanza; Rhoda, Mrs Norman MacRae, Middle River; Martha, Mrs Rod MacLeod, Upper Middle River; Miss Margaret at home; John D, of Upper Middle River; Dan and Philip at home. Also two sisters and one brother. Mrs Duncan MacLennan and Mrs A F MacKenzie, Middle River; Dan A MacLennan, Boston. The funeral which was very largely attended was held on Wednesday afternoon a brief service in the home. The remains were taken to Farquharson Memorial church where the service was conducted by Rev A D MacKinnon, of Whycocomagh and Little Narrows. Interment was in Middle River cemetery.


MacRae Hannah MacRae Sydney Post Record p 7 10/7/1935 R. Fraser The death of Hannah MacRae, 71, a native of Boularderie Centre and well known throughout the whole of Cape Breton, occurred at the residence of her sister, Mrs Mary MacRae, 14 Wentworth street, Saturday morning. Leaving Sydney many years ago, the late Hannah MacRae spent the greater part of her life in Boston, and only returned to Sydney a short time ago. In addition to Mrs Mary MacRae, the only immediate relatives of the deceased lady, Ena and Daniel, a sister and brother, were at the bedside when the end came. Burial will take place at Man o' War Point, Boularderie.


MacReady Frank MacReady
1/7/1936 R. Fraser DIES FROM DRINKING LYE AND LINIMENT Sydney Mines, Jan 6 - As a result of drinking a concoction of lye and liniment Friday morning Frank MacReady, 64, of MacReadyville near Point Aconi, died from the effects last night. This afternoon an inquest was held by Coroner Vincent Hall of this town who empanelled a jury under the foremanship of Alex J Walker and brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death from the effects of drinking the potion while despondent. The deceased was a well known and respected resident of the district and had complained of feeling unwell for the past two weeks. According to evidence submitted at the inquest this afternoon by his adopted son and his wife Mr and Mrs Arnold MacReady, the aged man went down stairs Friday morning about seven o’clock. When he, Arnold MacReady, responded to a call from the elder man he found him in the kitchen in agony but still holding a cup containing lye and liniment, a portion of which still remained in the cup. He refused to spill the remaining portion as directed by the deceased and retained it to show Dr A C Gouthro of Little Bras d’Or who was summoned. Since partaking of the fatal drink the deceased suffered considerably and passed away shortly after 8 o’clock last night. The deceased resided at MacReadyville practically all his life and was considered a quiet and genial resident. Two years ago his wife died and since then he has resided with his adopted son and his wife at the old home. For some time he had complained of feeling unwell and was melancholy on many occasions. His passing under tragic circumstances has cast a gloom over this peaceful community. The jury comprised the following: A J Walker, James Friest[sic], Thomas G Marsh, Daniel Nicholson, George Walker, Rod Beaton, Neil Walker, Phillip Brothers, William Bonnar, Clifford Erickson, Angus Walker, William Walker. [NO DATE] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  7 JAN 1936, p.6 Sydney Post Record


MacNeil Margaret MacNeil GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 1/6/1940 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Jan 5 - The death occurred at an early hour this morning of Miss Margaret MacNeil at the home of Samuel Hill where she was employed following only a few days illness. Monday she complained of a cold which developed into the flu. Thursday evening she became critically ill with pneumonia. The deceased was born at Sydney Mines 25 years ago, a daughter of Thomas MacNeil and the late Mrs MacNeil. She was a member of the church of the Immaculate Conception, and had been employed with the Hill family for the past year. Surviving are her father, Thomas MacNeil, three brothers, Dan Joe, John M, Angus and one sister, Mary, all residing at Long Island. On their arrival arrangements will be completed for the funeral.


MacLennan A. N. MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 3 1/8/1940 R. Fraser A N MACLENNAN, VETERAN SYDNEY REALTOR, PASSES Former Miner, Railroader, And Broker Dies In City Hospital A prominent figure in business and community circles for more than a half century, A N MacLennan, 85, died in the City Hospital at an early hour this morning, following a general illness. For the past year, he had been in ailing health, but during the past week his ailment took a turn for the worse necessitating his removal to the hospital where the end came peacefully early today. For 60 years he had lived in this city, and conducted an insurance and realty brokerage for the past 35 years, and prior to that time he had been identified with the Sydney and Louisburg Railway, also the Sydney and Glace Bay Railway (the tram utility), and also operated the first branch office in Sydney of Johnson and Ward stock brokers. Born At Grand River Born at Grand River, Richmond County, a son of the late Donald and Mary MacLennan, he moved with his parents to Port Morien 70 years ago and was employed at the Old Gowrie mine where his father was fatally injured in an accident there. Ten years later, he came to Sydney and joined the Glasgow and Reserve Railway in the capacity of conductor. Later, he resigned this position and entered into partnership with the late Charles Farquharson, who passed away about a year ago, in the operation of a saw and grist mill in the then town of Sydney. With Railway In 1893, he went with the Sydney and Louisburg Railway as trackmaster, and in 1899 he was promoted to the post of Superintendent, following the resignation of P L Nainsmith, who afterwards became an executive of the C.P.R. in Winnipeg. Opened Business In 1902, he resigned from the S and L Company and opened his insurance and brokerage business, and several years later was appointed manager of the Sydney and Glace Bay Railway Tram Company. He returned to the insurance business a few years after that and continued actively up until the end of 1939. Early this year, his declining health assumed serious aspects and he was forced to curtail his business activities. Community Leader A leader in community affairs over a long period of years, the late Mr MacLennan was President of the Sydney Board of Trade for several terms, and also of the Associated Boards of Trade of Cape Breton Island. In City Council He served in the City Council for several terms, having represented Ward Two and afterwards Ward Four, and on one occasion sought mayoralty honors. A charter member of the Rotary Club, he was also affiliated with the Canadian Club of Sydney and the Royal Cape Breton Yacht club, and years ago was connected with the Lingan Club and the Curling Club. Masonic Member In fraternal circles, he was a member of St Andrew’s Lodge A.F. & A. M., and was probably one of the oldest living member of that lodge. A member of St Andrew’s church, he was actively associated for years with the work and activities of the congregation and held important offices of the church up until recent years when ill health necessitated relinquishing the duties. His wife predeceased him 11 years ago and he is survived by one brother, Rev J W MacLennan, in Berkeley, California, also a number of nephews and neices in Cape Breton and the States, including Arthur MacDonald, D W MacDonald, Supt of the S and L Railway, Mis Rebecca MacLellan, V.O.N., Miss Catherine MacLellan, Domestic science teacher; Rev Gordon MacLellan, Pittsburgh; Rev Stewart MacLellan, in Hollywood. The remains are reposing at the residence of D W MacDonald, 27 Tain street, and the funeral takes place house service at 2:00 o’clock, and church service at St Andrew’s at 2:30. The funeral will be in charge of St Andrew’s Masonic lodge.


MacLean Mrs. Torquil MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 1/10/1940 R. Fraser Mrs Torquil MacLean passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs Flora Bain, New Campbellton. Surviving are four daughters, (Peggy) Mrs (Dr) D R MacDonald, Shediac; (Tena) Mrs Woolnough, Halifax; Lena MacLeod, Detroit; Mrs F Bain; two sisters, Mrs Christie Nicholson, Boularderie; Mrs Mary Matheson, Margaret street, Sydney; one brother, Angus, Middle River. Burial was made at the home plot, Ingonish.


MacKay Neil Duncan MacKay Sydney Post Record p 8 1/12/1940 R. Fraser FUNERAL OF N D MACKAY IS HELD Sydney Mines, Jan 11 - The funeral of Neil Duncan MacKay was held from his residence on Crescent street Wednesday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev Q A MacDowell, pastor of St Andrew’s Presbyterian church. Members of St Andrew’s choir were in attendance and led in the singing of the hymns “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, “Asleep In Jesus” and “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.” Interment was made at Brookside cemetery, Rev Mr MacDowell officiating at the graveside. Pall bearers were J J Jessome, D J Boyd, Robert Smith, John MacKay, D Morrison and John Morrison.


MacDonald Angus MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 1/12/1940 R. Fraser FUNERAL OF ANGUS MACDONALD HELD Sydney Mines, Jan 11 - The funeral of the late Angus MacDonald was held at Trinity church Wednesday afternoon with Rev G T Spriggs officiating. The choir and organist Miss Gene Partridge were in attendance and led in the singing of the hymns “Jesus Lover Of My Soul” and “Jesus I Will Trust Thee.” Interment was made at Trinity cemetery, where Rev Spriggs also officiated. Mr MacDonald passed away in Victoria General Hospital, Halifax Sunday following an illness of ten days. He was 52 years old and was a well known and highly respected citizen of Sydney Mines. Surviving are two sons Percy R MacDonald at present a patient in the Halifax Infirmary and John H MacDonald, Sydney Mines.


MacNeil Malcolm MacNeil The Casket 3/26/1943 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, March 25 - The death occurred at his home at Millveille, Boularderie at an early hour on Thursday morning of Malcolm MacNeil, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this district. Born at Boularderie 88 years ago, he had been in poor health for some time but on Wednesday was around as usual. Early on Thursday morning he suffered a heart attack which proved fatal. All his life he had resided in Boularderie, where he has conducted one of the most successful farms in that district. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and in his younger days very active in all community work. He is well known in Sydney Mines and surrounding districts where he has always been a frequent visitor. His wife predeceased him a few years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Chas. Edwards, Sydney Mines; Mrs J W MacLeod, Florence and one daughter residing in U.S.A.; also two sons, Alex at Hillside, Boularderie, and Malcolm residing at home. Burial will take place at Brookside cemetery, Sydney Mines, as soon as word is received from the relatives in U.S.A. Funeral arrangements are by D A MacRae.


MacLean Nora MacLean Sydney Post Record p 8 3/31/1943 R. Fraser Florence, March 29 - The death of Mrs Nora MacLean occurred at the home of her daughter about one pm today. She was 62. The late Mrs MacLean was in poor health for the past 6 years and during the past week, her condition became serious with death coming today. Born at Mill Pond, she was the daughter of the late Norman MacLean of Scotland and Sara MacDonald of Boularderie. For the past 30 years, she has made her home with her daughter in Florence. Of a quiet disposition and friendly nature, the late Mrs MacLean was respected highly and numerous friends will regret her passing. Surviving are, in addition to her daughter, Mrs Mamie MacLean, two brothers, James residing in Sydney and Murdock residing here. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon. Service at the home at 2:30 pm. Interment will take place at Black Rock.


MacDonald Mrs. A. C. MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 1/3/1944 R. Fraser MRS A C MCDONALD FORMER RESIDENT OF SYDNEY, PASSES A former well known resident of Sydney, Mrs A C MacDonald, died on Sunday at her residence in Dartmouth, N.S., and the news of her passing was received with deep regret by her many friends and acquaintances in this city and in nearby industrial centres. Unwell for the past number of months, she was about daily. Early Sunday morning she was stricken with a heart attack and passed away several hours later. Her husband, Allan C MacDonald, who operated a paint business here for many years prior to moving to Dartmouth where he was associated with his brothers in the MacDonald Construction Company, predeceased her about 10 years ago. She is survived by five sons, and one daughter. Also one sister, Mrs P C Murphy, North Charlotte Street, this city; two brothers, J C Connick, City Commissioner of Fernie, B.C. and W H Connick, of Woburn, Mass. Mrs Murphy and her son Rev Fr Charles Murphy, left on Sunday night’s express to attend the funeral.


MacDonald Katherine MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 9/7/1938 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept 3 - There passed away at Skir Dhu, North Shore, on August 27th, Mrs Katherine MacDonald in her 82nd year. The funeral services held on Monday were largely attended and conducted by her pastor, Rev A C Fraser, ably assisted by Rev M D McLeod of P.E.I. and Rev A D MacDonald of Florence. She is survived by one daughter (Mary), Mrs Murdoch McDonald, and two sons, Alex McDonald and Angus McDonald, all of North Shore. One sister, Mrs Hugh McLeod, North Sydney, and three brothers, Neil Urquhart, Dan Urquhart, of Breton Cove, and Alex Urquhart of Breton Cove, also survive.


MacDonald Margaret MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 2 9/8/1938 R. Fraser Here on vacation, Margaret MacDonald, wife of Hugh J MacDonald, New York contractor, died in City Hospital today. Taken ill last Sunday, Mrs MacDonald was later removed to hospital where everything possible was done for her recovery. She was in her 60th year. surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Christine, and one son, Hugh, both in New York, three brothers, Dan H MacLean, Orangedale, Hector L MacLean and Neil Murdock MacLean, both at Seal’s Cove. She was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Neil MacLean and had resided in New York for over 30 years. She was spending a two weeks’ vacation with relatives in Cape Breton. The son is expected to arrive in Sydney today, having left New York by airplane this morning. The remains are reposing at the Lowden funeral home awaiting the arrival of Mr Hugh MacDonald. Funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow, the body to be taken to New York for interment.


MacLeod James E. MacLeod Sydney Post Recordp 9 9/9/1938 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept 8 - The death of James E MacLeod of St Patrick’s Channel, occurred very suddenly August 21, from a heart attack. He was born at Middle River seventy two years ago, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Edward MacLeod and resided in that place until about sixteen years ago when he moved to St Patrick’s Channel where he was a successful farmer and miller. He is survived by three daughters, and one son. Mrs Dan N Buchanan (Dorothy) at Hume’s Rear, Elizabeth, Thelma and Laurier at home. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs Thomas C MacLean and Mrs Malcolm MacRae, at Middle River; Mrs Albert Ingraham, Margaree; John at Middle River and William at Boston. The funeral service in the home was conducted by Rev A D MacKinnon of Little Narrows, assisted by Rev D M MacRae, D.D. of Baddeck; Rev James Fraser of Whycocomagh and Mr Allister Morrison, Presbyterian student at Middle River. Special hymns were sung with Mrs Rachael MacDonald of Logan’s Glen presiding at the organ. Burial was made in a cemetery on the homestead. At the graveside the beautiful hymn “Shall We Gather At the River” was sung, as it was fifteen years ago when his beloved wife was laid to rest there. Pall bearers were A E MacLeod, Charles MacLeod, David MacNaughton, Neil MacMillan, Angus MacRitchie and Frank Ross. Deep sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family in their hour of sorrow.


MacIntosh Mary A MacIntosh Sydney Post Record p 9 9/9/1938 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept 7 - News of the death of Mrs Mary A MacIntosh which occurred recently was received with deep regret by her many friends in Baddeck, where for the past year she was taken a few weeks ago to her old home where she was tenderly cared for by her daughter Mrs John N Nicholson and two grandsons, Ralph and Rae MacNeil. The deceased was born seventy eight years ago at Middle River, was twice married, her first husband being the late Martin Dennison of Big Baddeck; her second Angus MacIntosh of Cape North. Besides her daughter and grandsons, another grandson Harold MacNeil of Port Morien survives. She is also survived by four sisters and one brother, Mrs H Sampson, West Arichat; Mrs C E Lord, Norwood, Mass.; Mrs W Carmichael, Big Baddeck; Mrs Macey and Donald MacDonald, Hunter’s Mountain. The largely attended funeral service was held in the home conducted by her pastor, Rev J Allison Fraser of Baddeck, who spoke of the high esteem in which the late Mrs MacIntosh was held by all who knew her. Favorite hymns were sung and the twenty third psalm was sung in Gaelic by M D MacAskill and D J Smith, elders. She was laid to rest beside her first husband in the cemetery at South Side Baddeck.


MacAskill Mrs Rod MacAskill Sydney Post Record p 5 1/20/1939 R. Fraser The many friends and relatives of Mrs Rod MacAskill of Millville Boularderie were shocked and saddened to learn of her death which occurred in Harbour View hospital on Jan 9, after two weeks illness. The late Mrs MacAskill who was born at Port Morien, 59 years ago resided in Glace Bay for many years, moved with her family to Millville twenty one years ago, where she was loved and esteemed by all who knew her. Left to mourn their loss besides her husband who was seriously injured in a mine accident two months ago, are four daughters, Mary and Viola residing in the U.S., who arrived home to late to see their mother alive. Mrs Dan H MacIver (Blanch), Mrs T O’Toole (Dollie), and two sons, John N and Kenneth A all of Millville. Two sister Mrs Philip MacDonald and Mrs Angus J MacNeil of Glace Bay, one brothers Henry Munroe, of Port Morien also survive. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev Q A MacDowell of Sydney Mines speaking words of comfort to the bereaved family. Favorite hymns were sung “Abide With Me” and “Have Thine Own Way O Lord.” The pall bearers were D J MacAskill, Donald MacAulay, Malcolm MacAulay, Dan Morrison, of Millville; Dan Kerr, of Sydney and Maddin Munroe, of Port Morien. The many floral tributes, telegrams, messages of sympathy received testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community.


MacDonald Margaret MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 2 2/11/1939 R. Fraser Sydney lost one of its finest residents today in the passing of Margaret MacDonald, wife of Capt Rod MacDonald, which occurred at the family residence this morning. Mrs MacDonald, had been in ill health for the past two years and despite the fact that she suffered from an incurable disease, she was cheerful to the end. She was in her 69th years. Born at Boularderie, she was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Duncan Kerr. Resident in Sydney for the past number of years, Mrs MacDonald was a member of the Sydney Dorcas Society, the Woman’s Missionary Society, the Ladies’ Aid, St Andrews. In all these organizations she was an ardent supporter. She was a past president of St Andrews Aid and had pleasure in working whole heartedly for that branch of the Master’s work. For a number of years she served on the Board of Managers of St Andrews. Surviving in her immediate family circle are her husband, on son, Duncan, at home; three daughter, Mrs Robert Shaw (Murdina) in Summerside, P.E.I.; Mrs J A MacLeod (Mamie) of Glace Bay; Mrs J L Casey (Catherine) of New York.


MacMullin Mrs. David MacMullin Sydney Post Record p 2 2/14/1939 R. Fraser CENTENARIAN DIES [PHOTO] Mrs David MacMullin, Glace Bay’s oldest woman, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs James Lawley. Familiarly known as “Granny”, the late Mrs MacMullin was a well known and beloved figure. She attained her 100th birthday on the 18th of December last. BELOVED BY CENTENARIAN PASSES AWAY Mrs David MacMullin, 100, Dies At Residence Of Her Daughter Glace Bay, Feb 14 - Mrs David MacMullin, beloved Glace Bay centenarian who reached her 100th birthday on December 18th last, died this morning at the home of her daughter and son in law, Mr and Mrs James Lawley. Many Survivors Surrounded by surviving members of her family, by her grandchildren, great grand children and her one great great granddaughter, Mrs MacMullin, known familiarly to hundreds of Glace Bay residents as “Granny”, was the central figure in a great celebration marking her 100th birthday only two months ago. Born Sydney Mines Sydney Mines was her birthplace where she lived until she was 21 years old, and came to this town as a young bride 79 years ago. Business section of the town, on her arrival was centred around the waterfront section of North and Main street, and the rest of the place was virgin wilderness. She was a daughter of Alexander Bonnar and his wife Barbara, who migrated to Cape Breton from the lowlands of Scotland, landing at Sydney Mines and her marriage to David MacMullin took place in the little Presbyterian church in the Northside mining town. Her husband predeceased her many years ago and surviving members of the family are: Mrs Daniel E MacDonald, Mrs Dan MacDougall, Mrs Joseph Flynn, Mrs James Lawley, Alexander and John D, all living in Glace Bay. There are 25 grandchildren, in addition to a large number of great grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Passing Mourned In this town today mourning is general over the passing of this estimable and pioneer lady, and tributes have been heard on all sides. Funeral arrangements later.


MacKenzie Mrs. Philip MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 1 & 2 2/14/1939 R. Fraser WOMAN DIES AS CAR BREAKS THROUGH ICE OF SYDNEY HARBOR Mrs Philip MacKenzie, Baddeck, Is Drowning Victim 100 Yards From North Sydney - North Sydney, Feb 13 - Ice jamming the door of a car operated by Victor Harris, Sydney, prevented Captain Philip MacKenzie, Baddeck, from extricating his 29 year old wife from the machine before it plunged through the ice on Sydney harbor just off this town late tonight, carrying Mrs MacKenzie with it. Car Breaks Through En route from Sydney to North Sydney across the harbor ice in the sedan owned by Harris’ mother, the car broke through, settled in front, hesitated a moment and slipped into the cold harbor water. A fourth occupant of the car, Captain Thomas Trenholm, also escaped. Jump To Safety When the ice gave way under the wheels of the automobile just 100 years from the shore they were headed for, Harris, the operator, Trenholm and Capt MacKenzie were able to jump to safety. Attempts Rescue Harris noticed Capt MacKenzie struggling on the opposite side of the car to free his wife who was sitting in the front with Harris. Mac (continued on page two) Kenzie and Trenholm occupied the rear seat. Car Sinks When Harris reached the other side of the car, Capt MacKenzie had succeeded in getting the door partly open and Mrs MacKenzie was trying to squeeze out. Then the machine slipped lower jamming the door and finally sank below the black water. Harris reported the accident to police who rushed to the scene. MacKenzie was covered with ice as he stood in the bitter wind. The accident occurred at 10:30 and it was decided it would be impossible to begin operations to locate Mrs MacKenzie’s body until morning. a car driven by Joseph Peck of Sydney Mines was following close behind the Harris care when it broke through. Second Ice Fatality It was the second ice fatality in this district this year. Ernest MacDougall disappeared last month while crossing the ice between Sydney and Westmount, directly across the south arm from this city. The body was not recovered. Accepted Lift Mrs MacKenzie came to Sydney from Baddeck today and had accepted offer of a lift from Harris who was going as far as North Sydney. Motorists Warned Chief of Police Louis Clarck, who with Officer James Meaney went to the scene of the tragedy tonight advised Sydney police to warn all motorists going on the harbor. A watch was placed at the opening made by the car. Captain MacKenzie is master of the schooner Garfield and Captain Trenholm commands the Joseph O, both well known craft in this port. Mrs MacKenzie was a native of Sydney and had resided in North Sydney for several years previous to her marriage. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs John Young, of George’s River, and Mrs Grace Sackous of Arlington, Mass. The body had not been recovered up until noon today. [Sydney Post Record Thursday 16 February 1939 p 8] SEARCH SHOWS BODY NOT IN ILL FATED CAR Efforts To Find Missing Body Will Be Continued Today North Sydney, Feb 15 - Efforts to recover the body of Mrs Philip McKenzie, who was drowned when the car in which she was a passenger slipped beneath the harbor ice here on Monday evening, will continue tomorrow, weather permitting. Herbert Hariss, Sydney diver, said this afternoon. The car which carried the unfortunate woman to her death was brought to within a few feet of shore here today under the supervision of Richard Hunt and Milton McKenzie and it was definitely determined that the woman’s body was not inside the vehicle. This afternoon the diver examined the scene, but weather conditions were unfavorable for successful diving. Mud stirred up from the bottom as he walks along the irregular floor of the harbor obscures the vision and makes it exceedingly difficult to see under water, he explained. He may use a submarine light, but he doubted whether this would be of much value. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 21 February 1939 p 8] SEARCH FOR BODY IS CONTINUED IN NORTHSIDE HARBOR North Sydney, Feb 20 - Dragging operations were continued yesterday afternoon in an effort to recover the body of Mrs Philip McKenzie, who drowned in the harbor here just a week ago. during the past several days volunteer workers under the direction of special officer Richard Hunt succeeded in recovering a car blanket and the trunk cover from the back of the car. A Sydney Post-Record dated February 13th the date of the accident which sent the car to the bottom with its unfortunate passenger was also recovered by the men. Today operations were suspended until more favorable weather. They will be continued later. [Sydney Post Record Saturday 25 February 1939 p 8] - UNEMPLOYED SEARCHING FOR MISSING BODY Belt Belonging To Drowning Victim Recovered By Workers North Sydney, Feb 24 - A number of hardy residents of this town, impelled by fellow feeling for the unfortunate man whose wife, Mrs Philip McKenzie, nee Ella Allen, was drowned in the harbor here February 13th, continued their efforts to recover the body here today. Continue Work This morning they succeeded by means of an improvised grapnel in recovering a belt which had been in a parcel the drowned woman had been carrying with her in the car at the time of the accident. Despite the growing cold on the ice this afternoon, the men continued to chip slots in the ice through which they could run ropes to manipulate the rough and ready grapnel. Several of them expressed a feeling of certainty that they would recover the body shortly. Voluntary Work All unemployed, the men have been working voluntarily at their cold and difficult job for the past ten days in an effort to recover the body because, as one of them expressed it, “It’s only what anyone should do. I’d want somebody to try and find the body of my wife if she had been drowned like that.” Late this afternoon they abandoned the work. Dragging will be resumed later since it was pointed out that the recovery of the belt proved that there was no current at the point where the unfortunate accident occurred eleven days ago.


MacKay Ella C MacKay Sydney Post Record p 10 2/16/1939 R. Fraser MRS KENNETH J MACKAY Baddeck, Feb 13 - Funeral services for Mrs Ella C MacKay, who passed away at her home, 5181 Casper Avenue, Eagle Rock, on January 13th last, were held Jan 16 in Cresse’s Highland Park Chapel, her pastor, Rev Earl W Haney officiating. The remains were place in Angele’s Abbey Mausoleum. Mrs MacKay would have reached her seventy third birthday had she lived a few hours longer. She had been bedridden for the last eight months, having sustained a fractured hip. Her son and his wife, Mr and Mrs Floyd MacKay of Anacortes, Wash, had been with her since early last summer. She was the widow of the late Kenneth J MacKay, who for years owned and operated a market business at Eagle Rock Boulevard and Bridgeview Avenue, and passed away following a sudden heart attack in 1936. A daughter, Evelyn, died in October, 1937. Mrs MacKay had resided at Eagle Rock for the past twenty two years. She was a member of Eagle Rock Chapter O.E.S., and a member of the Kingsford Smith Chapter O.B.E. The late Mrs MacKay, who spent her girlhood years and early married life in Baddeck was the only daughter of the late Stephen and Esther Atwater. She is survived by her son Floyd, and two brothers, Harold in Ottawa, and Aubrey in the West. Owing to her delicate health Mrs MacKay, accompanied by her daughter, went to live in California many years ago. While here she was a deservedly popular member and worker in church and social societies, having been for years President and also Secretary of the Women’s Missionary Society of the now United Church of Canada, an ardent worker in the I.O.D.E. and the Red Cross Societies, as well as President for a time of the Young Ladies Club, now known as the Alexander Graham Bell Club. She was possessor of an exceptionally mild and gentle disposition and was a general favorite with all ages and classes and her friends here were grieved to hear first of her accident and later of her death.


MacKinnon Rev John MacKinnon Sydney Post Record p 3 1/23/1940 R. Fraser PASSING MOURNED [photo] Beloved Sydney cleric, Rev John MacKinnon, 75, B.A., B.D., died early last night in the City Hospital after a general illness and his passing is deeply mourned throughout C.B. Island where he was widely known and esteemed. REV. JOHN MACKINNON, RETIRED CLERIC, PASSES Death Of Retired United Church Minister Occurred Last Night After General Illness Death here last night of Rev John MacKinnon, 75 retired United Church minister, removed a beloved and esteemed cleric and one whose passing will be widely and deeply mourned. Illness Fatal His death occurred at the City Hospital about eight o’clock last evening and the end came peacefully after an illness that had stricken him early last November. Up until 10 days ago he appeared to be progressing, but recently he took a change for the worse and succumbed last evening. Native Lake Ainslie Rev. John MacKinnon was born May 12, 1865, at Lake Ainslie, C.B., and was a son of the late Mr and Mrs Malcolm MacKinnon. He received his higher education at Pictou Academy and Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont., from which he graduated in Arts in 1894 and in Divinity in 1897. He was immediately called to Dalhousie Mills, Ontario, in that year, and from which charge he moved to Albert Bridge, Mira, in 1903 and in 1905 went to Louisburg. Call To Baddeck In January, 1914, he accepted a call to Baddeck where he continued until his retirement in 1935 and removing to Sydney he was taken into the Session of St Andrew’s United Church and appointed visiting pastor to call on the aged and the shut ins. In this capacity he had served with great acceptance until his fatal illness. His gift of the Gaelic made his ministry specially helpful to those to whom he could minister in this language, and his passing will leave a great many feeling personally bereaved. Members Of Family Mrs MacKinnon predeceased him about two years ago and he is survived by three daughters, Mrs Ivan H Dickie (Mora) and Jean, both of Sydney; and Mrs M W McRae (Gladys), Baddeck; Also four sisters, Mrs Flora Laidlaw, Troy, N.S.; Mrs Christy McLean, Caldwell, N.J.; Miss Anna MacKinnon, Nantucket, Mass.; Mrs John W Palmer, Sydney; one brother, Archie, residing at the old homestead at Lake Ainslie. The Rev Mr MacKinnon was a man of retiring nature whose advice was seldom proferred but frequently sought and who combined sound judgment with humor and a kindly sympathetic personality. Will Be Mourned He will be mourned by a host of sincere friends in all his pastorates and his passing will leave a vacancy in the life and work of St Andrew’s that will be most difficult to fill. Funeral Thursday His funeral will take place in St Andrew’s Church Thursday at 2:30 pm preceded by a private service at his late residence on Queen St. at two o’clock. Interment will be made in Blackett’s Lake cemetery where Mrs MacKinnon was also laid to rest.


MacNeil Margaret (MacDonald) MacNeil Sydney Post Record p 8 2/9/1940 R. Fraser DEATH OF MRS MACNEIL MOURNED North Sydney, Feb 8 - A large circle of friends throughout the Northside district, especially here and at Sydney Mines, regretted to learn of the passing of Mrs Hector W MacNeil at her home in Glace Bay on Wednesday morning. The deceased who before her marriage was Miss Margaret MacDonald, R.N., Sydney Mines, had resided here for many years after her marriage, living on King street. Mrs William Batherson, Pleasant street, and Ronald MacDonald are a sister and a brother of the deceased. A daughter, Miss Margaret MacNeil, R.N., graduated from Hamilton Memorial hospital here last year. FUNERAL OF MRS MCNEIL IS HELD Glace Bay, Feb 11 - Funeral of Mrs H W McNeil was held from her late residence, Official Row Saturday morning to St Anne’s church and was largely attended by friends and acquaintances of the deceased lady. Requiem high mass was celebrated at St Anne’s church by the pastor, Rev M A McAdam in the presence of a large number of mourners. Seated in the sanctuary were five members of the clergy. Rev J Gillis, Rev E J Nash, Rev A McKenzie, Rev C McEachern and Rev Michael McSween, all friends of the deceased. From the church the funeral cortege proceeded to St Anne’s cemetery where interment was made. Rev Michael McAdam conducted the committal prayers at the graveside. Pall bearers were Hugh McIntyre, A D Campbell, Fred Lewis, John McIntyre, Rod O”Handley and Dan R McDonald. The funeral was under the direction of Curry’s Funeral home. [Sydney Post Record Monday 12 February 1940 p 6]


MacDonald Mary Ann MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 2/26/1940 R. Fraser Death occurred at an early [hour] this morning of Mrs Mary Ann MacDonald, wife of the late Mr Roderick MacDonald, at her home, 10 Mira Road. Mrs MacDonald was in her 79th year and had been ill the past year. She was a member of the Westminister Congregation. Highly esteemed and resided here for many years, news of her passing will be learned with keen regret. Surviving in her immediate family are three daughters, Catharine, in Washington; Mrs Obed Mader (Jessie), and Mrs Joseph Carson (Annie) both in Sydney; four sons, Alex, Rannie A, Ronald and Charles MacDonald, all in Sydney. Funeral arrangements will be announced later with burial in Hardwood Hill cemetery.


MacDonald Daniel H. MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 2/26/1940 R. Fraser The death occurred on Sunday at his residence at Catalone, C.B., of Daniel MacDonald, aged and esteemed resident of that district. He was 81 years old. His wife predeceased him last May. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Robert Horne, Sydney; Mrs William MacDonald, Glace Bay; two sons, Angus and Hector. Also a number of grandchildren. He lived at Catalone practically all his life, and his passing will be mourned and regretted. DAN H MCDONALD Catalone, Feb 28 - Dan H McDonald, a well known and highly respected resident of Catalone (Barren Road) passed peacefully away on Sunday morning, Feb 25th. In his private life the late Mr MacDonald, who was an exemplary citizen, honorable, upright and conscientious in all he did. He was deservedly respected and admired. The deceased was a valued adherent of the Presbyterian Church and surviving are two daughters, Mrs Robert Horne, Sydney; Mrs William S MacDonald, Glace Bay; and two sons, Angus and Hector at home. His wife predeceased him last May. The funeral which was largely attended took place on Tuesday morning with services at his late residence conducted by his pastor Rev Howard A Doig. Interment took place at Catalone cemetery with committal prayer said by Rev Mr Doig. [Sydney Post Record Friday 1 March 1940 p 12]


MacKay Mrs John MacKay Sydney Post Record p 10 2/29/1940 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Feb 28 - The death occurred on Saturday of Mrs John MacKay, widow of the late John MacKay, at the “Old Homestead”, Millville, following an illness of two and a half years. The deceased was born at North Gut, St Anne’s 89 years ago, but lived most of her life at Millville, where she was very highly respected by all in the community. She was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Angus MacAulay, a member of the Presbyterian church and a true Christian which was shown by her great patience during her long illness. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs William S Miller, Bayonne, New Jersey; Mrs Norman MacLeod, Mrs D R MacRae, Mrs C D Meisner, Sydney Mines, Mrs George MacLean, North Sydney; Mrs Allan MacDonald, at the “Old Homestead”, Millville, who cared for her mother during her long illness; three sons, Norman MacKay, Millville, Boularderie; John MacKay of Sydney and Dr Murdock MacKay, Transcona, Man; one sister Mrs Catherine McKenzie, Sydney Mines. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon and was largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev Dr McCulloch Thompson of North Sydney who in his address spoke of the very useful life of the deceased. The favorite hymn of the deceased was sung “Asleep In Jesus.” Mrs James Guest sang very sweetly “The Christians Good Night.” Interment was made at Little Bras d’Or cemetery. Pall bearers were Alex MacLeod, Morris MacAulay, Angus MacDonald, Allan MacAulay, Donald MacAulay, nephews of the deceased and Bert Fyfe.


MacKenzie Lucy G. Norris MacKenzie
2/29/1940 R. Fraser MRS L G NORRIS MACKENZIE The death occurred this morning at her residence, 43 Argyle Street, of Mrs Lucy G Norris MacKenzie, widow of the late Dr William Davis MacKenzie. She had been in ill health for the past year. She was 92 years old and came to Sydney from Toronto 15 years ago, and has resided here ever since. A native of Canso, N.S., she was well known in Sydney and her passing will be mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Her husband, who hailed from Parrsboro, N.S., predeceased her a number of years ago, and surviving members of the family are Marion L MacKenzie, public stenographer, and Elma, who just arrived from Saskatchewan. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacKenzie Alexander MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 6 2/29/1940 R. Fraser AGED RESIDENT OF CITY DIES Alexander MacKenzie, 93, Succumbs After Brief Illness One of Sydney’s oldest residents Alexander MacKenzie, 93, died at his residence on Columbia street, early last night, after a brief illness. Born at New Harris, Victoria County, he moved to this city with his family many years ago, and during his long residence made many friends and acquaintances who will regret to learn of his passing. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs Charles Nichols, Clifford street, North Sydney; Robena at home; two sons, Philip, in Sydney, and George in Toronto. Also two grandchildren, Betty and John MacKenzie, in North Sydney. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE North Sydney, Feb 28 - Many friends here and in Victoria county will learn with regret of the death of Alexander MacKenzie, one of this town’s oldest residents. A Native of New Harris, Victoria county, he passed away at his home on Columbia street Wednesday evening. Deceased, who had lived in North Sydney for many years, was in his 93rd year. He had been a truckman for a long time and later worked at the carpenter trade before retiring some years ago. Mr MacKenzie had been ill but a short time prior to his death. In addition to his widow he is survived by two daughters, Mrs Philip Nichols, Clifford street, town and Miss Robena MacKenzie, at home, and two sons, Philip, at home and George H MacKenzie, Toronto. Two grandchildren, Miss Betty MacKenzie and John MacKenzie, town, and other relatives here and in Victoria county also survive. Funeral services will take place on Saturday afternoon with services to be conducted at the home, commencing at 2:00 o’clock. Interment will take place at Lakeside cemetery. [Sydney Post Record Friday 1 March 1940 p 8]


MacDonald Frank MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 8 3/8/1940 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, March 7 - The death occurred at 8 am Thursday morning of Frank MacDonald at the home of his son and daughter in law, Mr and Mrs Allen MacDonald, Millville, Boularderie, following a long illness. The deceased was born at Mira 91 years ago and for many years was a resident of Sydney Mines where he was employed as caretaker of the Scotia Company store. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs F Clarke, North Sydney and Mrs Mary Miller, Brooklyn, N.Y., three sons, John, in United States, John Archie of Sydney and Allen at Millville where he has made his home for the past number of years. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 pm FRANK MACDONALD Friends in Sydney will regret to learn of the death of Frank MacDonald, 92, which occurred at his home at Millville, Boularderie, yesterday. The late Mr MacDonald was the father of A F MacDonald, 230 Whitney Avenue, Miss Alma MacDonald, R.N., is a granddaughter. [Sydney Post Record Friday 8 March 1940 p 3]


MacDonald Alex MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 11/10/1942 R. Fraser WIDELY KNOWN COAL COMPANY OFFICIAL DIES Glace Bay, Nov 10 - Alex MacDonald, Chief Coal Inspector for the Dominion Coal Company for the past 14 years, died suddenly from a heart attack at his residence 3 May street last night. He was a native of Sydney Mines, and was 81 years old. He lived in Glace Bay for the past 50 years. Yesterday he was about his daily duties and enjoyed customary good health. Last night he was stricken ill suddenly and passed away shortly afterward. He was a Past Master of Tyrian Youth Lodge, A.F and A.M. and a member of St Paul’s Presbyterian church and an elder up to the time of his death. He was chairman of the Board of Directors of Bairncroft Orphanage for many years and was a director in recent years. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Jean at Dalhousie University; Mary at home; one sister, Mrs Kate D Armand. Interment will be in Black Brook cemetery, funeral arrangements to be announced later.


MacLennan Lewis MacLennan Sydney Post Record p 8 11/24/1942 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Nov 23 - Mrs George Aker, Clyde avenue, received the sad news of the death of her brother Mr Lewis MacLennan of New Campbellton. A man of sterling character and beloved by all who knew him, he will be sadly missed. He leaves to mourn four sisters, Mrs Lealand Davis of Allston, Mass.; Mrs Kenneth MacLeod and Mrs Malcolm Clark of New Campbellton; and Mrs George Aker, of Sydney Mines. Also four brothers, John at Cape Dauphin; William of Arlington, Mass.; Alexander of Rye, N.Y.; and Daniel, of Vancouver, B.C. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon with service at the home and at the Presbyterian church of New Campbellton of which he was a devoted member. Burial took place at New Campbellton.


MacKenzie Flora B. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 5 11/24/1942 R. Fraser New Waterford, Nov 23 - Death of Mrs Flora B MacKenzie took place on Monday at the home of her daughter Mrs William A MacDonald, Ross Avenue. The late Mrs MacKenzie was born at Port Bevis, Victoria County, 75 years ago but had resided here for the past five years. She spent many years in the west where she had first married the late Charles H Bewett, of Great Falls, Montana. Later she married Donald MacKenzie of Rear Baddeck, Vic. Co. She is survived by two daughters Mrs William MacDonald and Mrs Dan Smith of Port Bevis, Vic. Co., also one sister Mrs Robert Stewart, of Ipswich, Mass., and one brother Dan J MacLeod, Halifax; also six grandchildren. Her husband predeceased her. The funeral will take place on Wed afternoon at 2 pm from the home of her daughter, Mrs William A MacDonald, Ross Ave. Interment will take place at Union Grove cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of LeDrew’s Funeral services.


MacKenzie Neil MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 12/16/1942 R. Fraser Glace Bay, Dec 15 - Neil MacKenzie, widely known Reserve street resident died at his home this afternoon following an illness extending over a long period. The late Mr MacKenzie was 62 years if age and was a native of Whycocomagh. He came to Glace Bay 43 years ago and during his long residence here he acquired a wide circle of friends and acquaintances by all of whom he was highly respected. In recent years Mr Mackenzie was construction foreman at No. 11 colliery. last May he was taken ill and was forced to retire from active work. He was able to be around, however, until seven weeks ago when his condition became such as to force him to remain in bed. He is survived by his wife, five daughters and one son. With the exception of his son who is overseas and one daughter Rita his entire family were with him when death occurred today. The daughters are Mildred, Mrs Hugh Judson, Inverness, Rita, Mrs F J Wood, Montreal; Emma, Mrs Worrell Lewis, Reserve; Georgina, Mrs Wilson MacIntyre and Miss Sarah MacKenzie at home. Pte Wilfred MacKenzie now serving overseas with a Canadian unit, is the son. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs Ed Wryins[sic] at Inverness. The funeral will be held from his late residence Friday afternoon. Services will be conducted at 2 o’clock by the Rev W S Duncan and Rev T O DeWolfe. Interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery under the direction of Lowden’s Funeral Service.


MacAdam Sister M. Francis MacAdam THE CASKET 12/30/1942 Reverend Edward House DECEMBER 23, 1942. The Angel of Death having no regard for the season, cast a shadow across our threshold, when on December 23, Sister M. Francis passed peacefully away. For her who had suffered so long, death was surely a happy relief, for we hope that she is now in Heaven imploring blessings on the Congregation of which she was the first member. Sister M. Francis, formerly known as Miss Elizabeth MacAdam, of Eskasoni, C.B., was born January 8, 1869. After our Found had completed arrangements with the Sisters of Charity for the training of the first recruits to our Congregation, Sister Francis left her home to seek admission into this newly founded Institute. Sister M. Francis made her profession on June 26, 1897, and was sent among the first group of Sisters of St. Martha to the newly opened St. Martha’s Convent, Antigonish, she died December 23, 1942.


MacInnis Joseph MacInnis Sydney Post Record p 3 1/4/1943 R. Fraser New Waterford, Jan 4 - Joseph MacInnis, George Street, passed away Saturday in the New Waterford General hospital, where he had been a patient for two days. Born at Mabou, the deceased was 69 years of age, and before moving to New Waterford, had resided at Bridgeport for six years. He was employed here as a blacksmith with the Dominion Coal Company, until his retirement six years ago due to ill health. He leaves to mourn his wife and one brother, Hector in Paschendaele, two sisters, Mrs Joseph MacNeil, South Bar and Mrs Henry aCrey[sic][Carey?] in Boston, Mass. The funeral will be held at Mount Carmel, and is under the direction of Curry's Funeral Homes.


MacLeod Mrs. Neil MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 3 1/4/1943 R. Fraser MRS NEIL MCLEOD IS LAID TO REST The funeral of Mrs Neil MacLeod, esteemed Sydney woman, was held on Sunday afternoon from her late residence on Terrace street. Service was conducted at the house and at st Andrew's United church, Rev C M Nicholson, pastor, officiating at both. Hymns sung were "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling." Burial was in Hardwood Hill cemetery and many cars followed the hearse to the final resting place of the deceased. Many beautiful floral offerings, cards, letters, and telegrams of sympathy were received by the bereaved husband and family. The pall bearers were: Lou Moffatt, J B Morrison, D W MacDonald, A J MacAulay, Matthew Ramage and W H Richards.


MacDonald Clarence MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 1/4/1943 R. Fraser YOUNGEST SON OF DEPUTY-CHIEF PASSES IN ANNEX A member of the Merchant Marine service prior to and since the outbreak of the war, Clarence MacDonald, 28, son of Deputy Chief of Police R J MacDonald, and Mrs MacDonald, died early this morning in the City hospital annex where he had been a patient for the past week. He was stricken ill in Halifax a couple of weeks ago, and subsequently removed to Sydney where he entered the annex. His condition was critical at the time and everything that medical science could contrive to stem the progress of his ailment proved futile, with death ensuing early today. He was well known in Sydney and throughout the industrial centres and a host of friends will learn of his passing with deep regret and the many friends and acquaintances of deputy chief MacDonald and Mrs MacDonald will sympathize with them in their sad bereavement. Unmarried, he is survived by his parents, also two brothers, Wilfred, also with the Merchant Navy; Harris, with the Dominion Construction Company at Point Edward; one sister, Mildred, of the staff of R J Logue Limited. The remains are reposing at the family residence, 96 Charlotte street, funeral arrangements to be announced later.


MacLean John George MacLean
1/5/1943 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Jan. 5 - Death at 9 o’clock this morning of John George MacLean, 74, of Hillside, Boularderie, removed from Northside farming circles one of its best known figures. The deceased passed away here at the residence of his brother and sister in law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert MacLean, Windsor Avenue, following an illness of several months duration. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch D. MacLean, he was born at Hillside and had lived there up until his recent illness. The late Mr. MacLean, who was well known and highly respected throughout the district, had operated a large and successful farm at hillside for a great many years, and had worked right up until taken ill several months ago. His death will be widely mourned. He is survived by two sisters and one brother, they being: Miss Tena MacLean, returned Missionary from China, now living in Boston, and Mrs. Neil A. Nicholson, Brown street, Sydney Mines, and Robert MacLean, Windsor Avenue. The deceased was a brother of the late Dr. M. T. MacLean, who at one time was Mayor of North Sydney. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon from the residence of his brother here, with interment to be at Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney. [no date] North Sydney, Jan. 5 - The death of John George MacLean, occurred early this morning at the residence of his brother, Robert MacLean, following an illness of several months. He was a native of Hillside Boularderie, and was 74 years old. He was a farmer and made this his life’s occupation. His passing will be mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He is survived by two sisters, Tena MacLean in Boston; Mrs. Neil Nicholson, Sydney Mines; one brother Robert. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon. Burial in Lakeside cemetery. [no date] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Sydney Post Record 5 JAN 1943, p 3]


MacAulay Catherine MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 5 3/15/1940 R. Fraser MISS KATHERINE MACAULAY Many friends assembled in tribute to the memory of the late Miss Catherine MacAulay, whose funeral took place from the home of her sister, Mrs B M Spencer, on Saturday afternoon. The deceased, although having spent the greater part of her life in the U.S.A. was well known and highly respected in these parts. The wealth of flowers, cards of sympathy, messages and other tokens bore eloquent evidence of the high regard in which she was held. The funeral services, both at the home and graveside, were conducted by Rev Donald MacLeod, M.A., B.D., who delivered a very feeling and impressive address. The hymns rendered were “The Lord’s My Shepherd” and “ The Sands Of Time Are Sinking.” with Mrs John A MacDonald as organist. Interment was made at Catalone cemetery, and in spite of inclement weather conditions, a large concourse of cars accompanied the remains to the graveside. Officiating as pall bearers were Messr Edward MacDonald, Neil MacRury, Alex MacLean, Malcolm Boyd, George Dillon and Wellington Spencer, all friends of the deceased. Surviving and chief mourners of the deceased, are three sisters, Mrs B M Spencer and Mrs Sarah Wilson of Louisburg; Mrs Eean van Eiberstein, Gulfport, Florida; and one brother, Mr John MacAulay, Louisburg. Those attending the funeral from outside points included Mrs Catherine Lyons, Mrs Robert MacInnis, Mr and Mrs Hugh D Wilson, Mrs Norman Wilson, Mr James Wilson, Mrs Catherine Pierce, Mr Alex A MacLean, all of Glace Bay; Mr and Mrs Everett Skinner, Mr Alex MacAulay, Mrs Stuart Howie, Mrs Catherine MacAulay, Mrs Alex MacDonald, Mrs A Reid, of Sydney; Mr and Mrs Neil MacDonald, Mr Dan MacDonald of Mira and Catalone.


MacKenzie Kenneth R. MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 5 3/15/1940 R. Fraser Many friends throughout Inverness county will regret to hear of the death of Kenneth R MacKenzie, eighty four year old resident of River Denys on March 2nd. He had been in failing health for over a year. A kindly man, a good neighbor and citizen, he will be much missed in the community. He acted as mail driver for over fifty years and served the District as Councillor for two terms. His wife predeceased him thirteen months ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Ewan Cameron, River Denys Centre, and Lexie at home; one son John, also a sister Mrs Mary Blue of Valley Mills, two brothers Alexander and John in British Columbia. The largely attended funeral held from his home on Monday was conducted by Rev Mr Sproule of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev Mr MacLeod of the United church. Pall bearers were Peter and Archibald MacPhail, John D MacKenzie, Peter MacDonald, John MacIver, Alex H MacFadyen, Dougald J F Blue and sam H MacLean. Interment in the family cemetery.


MacDonald Annie MacDonald Sydney Post Record 3/16/1940 R. Fraser FINAL RESPECTS PAID CITY LADY Funeral of Mrs Annie MacDonald Held Yesterday Afternoon Large numbers of mourning friends, old associates, and acquaintances of Mrs Annie MacDonald, aged and esteemed Sydney woman, assembled at her funeral yesterday afternoon held from her late residence, 59 Douglas street. Her death occurred on Wednesday and occasioned keen regret and mourning in this city where she had resided for the past 35 years. Service at the house and at St Andrew’s United church was conducted by the pastor Rev J A Pue- Gilchrist. The church service was attended by hundreds of mourners form Sydney and surrounding centres. The chimes of St Andrew’s played as the remains arrived at the church, and after the body was taken away at the close of the service. In his funeral ovation, Rev Mr Pue-Gilchrist impressively pointed to the high place the departed lady held in the estimation of all who had the privilege of her acquaintance. Mrs MacDonald for many years was actively identified with the activities and endeavours of St Andrew’s congregation, and took an especial interest in the Women’s Missionary Society, members of which attended her funeral in a body. They occupied places immediately behind the family and relatives. During the service, the choir sang favorite hymns of the deceased, “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” and “When All Thy Mercies O Lord,” while Mrs William Matheson, soloist, feelingly offered another favorite hymn, “Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine.” From the church, the long procession of cars proceeded to Hardwood Hill cemetery where interment was made, service at the graveside was in charge of Rev Pue-Gilchrist. Pall bearers were L H MacKinnon, Abraham Morrison, Robert MacKenzie, Dan MacMillan, Murdoch MacAulay and Hector Carmichael. The wealth of floral tributes, cards, message and other tokens of sympathy indicated the deep regard in which the late Mrs MacDonald was held by all who knew her.


MacPhee Mary MacPhee Sydney Post Record p 3 3/19/1940 R. Fraser Mrs Mary MacPhee, 79, passed away at her late residence, 56 Ferry street, on Saturday evening. She was a native of East Bay and had resided in this city for the past few years. Surviving are two sons, James, in Sydney, Joseph in Boston; one brother, Angus Gillis, in Boston. Interment will be made at East Bay; funeral arrangements to be announced later.


MacLellan Margaret MacLellan Sydney Post Record p 8 3/29/1940 R. Fraser Bras d’Or, March 18 - The funeral of the late Mrs Margaret MacLellan was held Monday afternoon. Owing to inclement weather and condition of the roads many were prevented from attending. Interment took place in St Joseph’s cemetery prayers being said by Rev A A Ross. The deceased passed away Saturday morning from an illness of several months duration at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Ben Young. The late Mrs MacLellan resided in Boston for over 20 years before returning to Bras d’Or a year ago. Being of a kind and loving disposition she made a host of friends who will regret to hear of her passing. Many floral offerings, mass cards, telegrams and cards of sympathy were received by the family. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs George Jones (Annie); Mrs Art Petite (Rachel), Bras d’Or; Mrs Carl Smith, Ontario (Lextilla); Mrs Joe LeBlanc, Sydney Mines, (Beatrice), four brothers, Willie, U.S.A.; Bennie, Mike and Joe residing in Bras d’Or. Pall bearers were Bennie MacIntyre, Willie Serroul, M Cantwell, Charles Doucette.


MacLeod Alexander G. MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 3 4/8/1940 R. Fraser A G MACLEOD, WIDELY KNOWN RESIDENT, DIES Former Supervisor Of Fisheries Succumbs To Long Period Of Illness Regret was widespread today over the news of the death of Alexander G MacLeod, 72, retired supervisor of Fisheries for Cape Breton, which occurred on Sunday at his residence 145 Catherine street, Whitney Pier. Long Service For over 26 years he was connected with the Federal Department of Fisheries in Cape Breton, and retired about 18 months ago. Born at St Anne’s, C.B., he lived in Sydney for the past 35 years enjoying the high esteem and respect of a wide circle of friends, and acquaintances and in the Whitney Pier district particularly his passing will be keenly mourned as he had been an active figure in community circles and gave worthy and inspiring leadership to many undertakings. Conducted Store Prior to coming to Sydney after the opening of the steel plant, he operated a store at St Ann’s, and after taking up residence here he engaged in mercantile business until he was appointed to the Fisheries Department. During his long service with the department, he proved an efficient and painstaking official and was held in high regard by his superiors as well as by subordinates. His passing followed a year of ailing health, and the past couple of months he had been confined to bed. Members Of Family Besides his widow, he is survived by six sons, Innis, city barrister; William, John, and Allister, at home; Roland of the Steel Company laboratory department; Francis, student at St. F.X. University. He was a faithful member of Trinity United Church, former St James Church, and was identified with its endeavors ever since coming to Sydney. Funeral Tuesday The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon, private service for the family at 2 o’clock at the house, public service at Trinity Church at 2:30. Interment Eastmount cemetery. Sydney Post Record Wednesday 10 April 1940 p 3 - HUNDREDS PAY LAST RESPECTS TO SYDNEY MAN Funeral Of Late A G MacLeod Held On Tuesday Afternoon Hundreds of persons assembled from all parts of Cape Breton yesterday afternoon to pay their last respects to the memory of Alexander G MacLeod, former Supervisor of Fisheries in C.B. The funeral was held from the late residence on Catherine street, and private service for the family was conducted by the pastor Rev D M Sinclair, who also officiated at public service at Trinity church, assisted by Rev Dr D MacRae, of Baddeck. Church Filled The auditorium of the church was filled to more than capacity with mourning friends, neighbours, fishery associates and personal acquaintances of the deceased. During the service the choir sang favorite hymns, including, “Unto The Hills,” “The Lords’ My Shepherd,” and soloist Melvin MacLean was heard in “Going Home.” At the close of the service the large concourse of automobiles followed the hearse to Eastmount cemetery where interment was made. Rev Mr Sinclair and Dr. MacRae officiated at the graveside. Evidence Of Esteem The impressive display of floral tributes, the countless messages, cards, and other tokens of sympathy received by the bereaved family tangibly attested to the high esteem in which the late Mr MacLeod was held by all who knew him during his 40 years residence in Sydney. Pall Bearers Pall bearers were, J MacAulay, M MacAulay, Angus MacLeod, Dr W R MacRae, Alex MacKillop and Allan MacDougall.


MacGregor Elizabeth MacGregor Sydney Post Record p 8 4/15/1940 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, April 12 - The death occurred at midnight Saturday of Mrs Elizabeth MacGregor at her home at Hillside, Boularderie following an illness of only a few days. The late Mrs MacGregor was born at Ross Ferry 93 years ago, and lived all her life on Boularderie island where she was beloved by all its inhabitants. She was a frequent visitor to Sydney Mines where she visited her sons, Hector, Roderick and the late Hector[sic][Murdoch] MacGregor, who was killed in the Princess disaster. She has a large circle of friends in Sydney Mines who will regret to learn of her passing. Surviving are four sons, David A of Vancouver; Roderick and Hector, Sydney Mines, and John, living on the old homestead at Hillside, Boularderie; two daughters, Mrs Bella Grant, Boularderie East; Mrs Marion McLeod, Boston, at present at home; one sister, Mrs Wilena MacKenzie, Boularderie. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 am with interment at Big Bras d’Or. [nee Fraser]


MacIntyre Joseph MacIntyre GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 5/3/1940 R. Fraser JOSEPH MACINTYRE Sydney Mines, May 2 - The death occurred on Wednesday evening at 6 pm of Joseph MacIntyre at the home of his daughter, Mrs Alex Finlayson, Gut street, following an illness of ten days’ duration. The late Mr MacIntyre was born at Hillside, Boularderie 88 years ago but for a number of years has made his home with his daughter in Sydney Mines where he became well known and was highly respected. Thursday morning the remains were taken from the home of his daughter to that of his son John at Hillside, Boularderie where interment will be made. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Alex Finlayson, Sydney Mines and a daughter at Glace Bay and two sons John D at Hillside Boularderie and another son in western Canada.


MacLellan Neil MacLellan Sydney Post Record p 3 5/8/1940 R. Fraser WELL KNOWN SYDNEY MINES MAN PASSES Neil MacLellan, Chief Clerk At Scotia Office, Dies Suddenly Sydney Mines, May 7 - The death occurred at an early hur Tuesday morning of Neil MacLellan one of the leading citizens of Sydney Mines. Mr MacLellan, who was chief clerk of the office staff of Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company in Sydney Mines, was at his work as usual on Monday. About 10 pm he suffered a severe heart attack. Medical help was immediately called, and all that was humanly possible was done for him, but he passed peacefully away at 1:30 am. One of the town’s most highly respected citizens, Mr MacLellan’s passing will be deeply regretted. For years he has held the position of chief clerk with the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co. He was prominent in all community work and for the past twenty years has been chairman of the board of managers for St Andrew’s Presbyterian church. Born at Sydney Mines 64 years ago he was a son of the late Mr and Mrs John MacLellan. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs Donald Ferguson, Mrs Clarence Coll, and Freda of the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Co., Ltd., North Sydney, and two sons, John and Quincy, all residing in Sydney Mines. Two brothers, Thomas and John, of Sydney Mines, and two sisters, Mrs Elmer Ramsay, Truro, and Jessie at Boston, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon with services at 3:30 pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian church. Interment will be at Brookside cemetery.


MacKay Duncan N MacKay Sydney Post Record p 3 5/8/1940 R. Fraser Many throughout the city will learn with regret of the passing of Duncan N MacKay, 65, which occurred yesterday at his late residence, 241 Bentinck street, following a lengthy illness. The late Mr MacKay was a carpenter by trade and for some years had been employed by the City of Sydney. Prior to that he was in the employ of the Steel Company’s construction department. He was born at Grand River Falls, Richmond County, and had made his home in Sydney for the past thirty five years or more, and was widely known and highly esteemed. His wife predeceased him by about two years. One daughter, Mrs Ralph Peters (Sophie), residing in Sydney, is the only surviving child. Other near relatives are two brothers, Neil, in Somerville, Mass.; Dan MacKay, in Islay, Alberta; two sisters, Mrs Howard Redmond, also in Alberta, and Mrs Kenneth MacKenzie, Alexander street, Sydney. The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon, interment Hardwood Hill.


MacKenzie Peter Angus MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 8 5/23/1940 R. Fraser BADDECK NATIVE DIES IN BOSTON Bras d’Or, May 21 - News of the death of Peter Angus MacKenzie, 56, of Boston, Mass., on May 16 was received by his cousin, Mrs Christine MacKenzie of Bras d’Or. The late Mr MacKenzie was a native of Baddeck, C.B., son of the late Mr and Mrs D K MacKenzie. He is survived by a large number of relatives in Cape Breton and Boston.


MacDonald Mrs. Charles MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 5/24/1940 R. Fraser Word has been received here of the unexpected passing of Mrs Charles MacDonald, of Buffalo, N.Y., formerly of Sydney, following a heart condition. Mrs MacDonald and family visited Sydney two years ago spending much of the time with Mr and Mrs W B MacDonald, King’s Road, renewing acquaintances among her host of friends. Surviving are her husband and three children, Ethel, Willena and John, all employed in Buffalo, five sisters, Mrs Alex MacLeod, Mrs Stephen Snow, and Miss Eva Smith, all in Sydney; Mrs George Richardson, Buffalo; Mrs Harvey Sheppard, New Glasgow; four brothers, Howard, Hoyt, and Christopher Smith, Sydney; Henry Smith, New Glasgow. Burial will be in Buffalo.


MacKay Hedley C MacKay Sydney Post Record p 9 6/3/1940 R. Fraser Baddeck, May 31 - Hedley C MacKay, who was for some years associated with the firm of MacKay and MacAskill here, died at Manchester, Mass. at the age of 74 years. Mr MacKay, who was a chartered accountant, went to Boston, when a young man and took a position with the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company which he held for forty years retiring on pension a few years ago. On his retirement and the passing of his beloved wife and having no family of his own, he broke up housekeeping and went to live with his brother Charles at Winthrop, Mass. Mr MacKay was a son of A J MacKay, who was from Pictou, N.S. and was in the boot and shoe business in Baddeck for some years. His mother was Margaret Anne Bethune of North Sydney. He was most competent in his profession and won golden opinions from his associates for he carried not only a soul of honor but a most kindly heart. Kindliness and gentleness were a few of his many excellent qualities. The recollection of his busy useful life is a precious heritage to the members of his family left behind. His remains were buried beside his wife in Forest Hills cemetery, Boston. His brother Kenneth J MacKay, a prominent citizen of Baddeck for half a century, passed away in Los Angeles two years ago and another brother George Mackay died at Winthrop, Mass., two months ago. Members of the family left to mourn the loss of its devoted brother are: Mrs Minnie MacAskill, widow of the late Ewan G MacAskill, Baddeck; Mrs Lelia M Andrews, widow of the late Alexander Anderson, Sydney; Mrs Edna C Betters, wife of Edward Betters, Winthrop, Mass.; Miss L Garfield MacKay, R.N. of Newport, R.I.; and one brother Charles E MacKay, of Winthrop, Mass., with whom he resided.


MacQueen Evelyn May MacQueen Sydney Post Record p 3 7/16/1940 R. Fraser Mr and Mrs Archie MacQueen, 671 George street, are receiving the sympathy of their many friends in the death of their daughter, Evelyn May MacQueen, which occurred last night at the family residence. Ill for a number of years, the daughter’s untimely passing was attributed to a heart condition. She was in her 17th year. Surviving are her parents and one sister, Sheila. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacNeil Mrs. Francis X.S. MacNeil Sydney Post Record 8/6/1940 Maureen McNeil Mrs. Francis X.S.MacNeil, Expression of regret were heard on all sides when it became known throughout the community that Mrs. Francis X. S. MacNeil had passed away at her home in Iona, August 1st. The deceased Christine MacDougall, was in her 78 th year and had lived here during her entire lifetime. She was brought up from infancy in the home of the late Allan MacDonald. All through her life she enjoyed the esteem and respect of all. For many years she had been a semi- invalid, but not withstanding this, and the affliction of death visited upon several members of her family, she maintained a cheerful demeanour at all times. The bereaved family were in large comforted by the visits to the home by Rev. Father D.J. Rankin, P.P., Rev. Father Bernard Chisholm, C.C. and Rev. Father John M. MacNeil, O.M.I. of Ottawa, presently enjoying a short vacation here, and by visits from the Sisters of St. Columba's Convent. The many mass offerings that covered the casket was loud testimony of the esteem and regret of the neighbourhood. The funeral took place Saturday morning Aug.3, to St. Columba's Church, where Requiem High Mass was celebrated by her pastor Rev. Father Rankin, after which she was laid to rest beside her husband and members of their family who had predeceased them. Interment was in the older section of the parish cemetery. Her husband passed away three years ago and four daughter and a son also rest in this old churchyard. Surviving are four sons and two daughters, Ronald of the C.N.R. staff, Sydney; Roddie, R.C.M.P. guard at Ottawa Brook; John S. and John at home; Mary Ann, Mrs. John Ryan, Port Hawkesbury and Catherine at home. Pallbearers were: John Malcolm MacNeil; John Anderson; Francis J. MacNeil; Joseph A. MacNeil; Alexander MacDonald and George MacNeil.


MacDonald William MacDonald
8/19/1940 R. Fraser North Sydney, Aug 19 - The many friends of Mr and Mrs Hugh MacDonald (nee Mary Meech), Purves street, will regret to learn of the death of their seven year old son William MacDonald, which occurred at a late hour on Sunday afternoon. His death, which occurred at the home of his grandmother, Mrs Mary Meech, Purves street, took place following an illness of several months. A bright youngster who was well liked, “Billy” became ill in April and despite all that could be done for him in the matter of medical assistance, he was unable to survive the illness. He was a patient in the Hamilton Memorial Hospital for a time and had returned to the home of his grandmother about two weeks ago. In addition to his parents he is survived by two sisters, Theresa and Ann Barbara and one brother, Hugh R. At present his father, who follows the sea, is in New York. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed but it is expected that it will take place on Tuesday morning.


MacLean Mrs. Malcolm MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 8/19/1940 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, Aug 17 - The death occurred in Harbour View Hospital Friday afternoon of Mrs Malcolm MacLean following a lengthy illness. The deceased was well known and highly respected throughout the community. She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. She had been a patient in Harbor View hospital for the past four weeks, and previously had been confined to her home for some time. Mrs MacLean was born at Sydney Mines 55 years ago, and lived here all her life. Surviving are her husband, four sons, John, Richard, Stan and Edward, and one daughter, Mrs Pius Hennessey, all residing in Sydney Mines. Four brothers, William, Thomas, Henry and James Flavin, one sister, Mrs John Corkery, residing in Sydney Mines, also survive. The funeral will be held Monday morning, leaving the home on Crescent street at 8:30 am. Requiem mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 9 am. Interment will be at St Mary’s cemetery.


MacKay John MacKay Sydney Post Record p 6 9/25/1936 R. Fraser JOHN MACKAY LAID AT REST Friends Pay Last Tribute To Kempt Head Resident Sydney Mines, Sept 24 - The funeral of the late John MacKay was held from his residence at Kempt Head on Tuesday morning and was very largely attended by relatives, neighbors and friends form all parts of the Island. The service was conducted by Rev MacDonald of Big Bras d'Or. Interment was made at Man O' War Point, Boularderie. The pall bearers were W A McFarlane, Alex R McKenzie, John H McKenzie, Alex W McKenzie, M D McFarlan and J R Fraser. The late Mr MacKay was born at Boularderie 93 years ago and was one of the most highly respected farmers of that district. And was quite active in spite of his advanced age until three weeks ago when he contracted a severe cold followed by complications which caused his death on Friday last. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs J J MacRitchie of Boston; Miss Catherine MacKay, R.N., of Boston; Mrs J Moran, Boston; two sons, D M and George, both at Kempt Head. His wife predeceased him several years ago. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family in their loss.


MacLellan Allan MacLellan
10/25/1936 Bruce Gouthro NEW WATERFORD, Allan MacLellan, a very widely known member of this community's mining population passed away on Saturday evening at nine o'clock at his home, after a lengthly illness. The deceased born in Ingonish the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Angus MacLellan, came to New Waterford in 1910 and spent all of his life about the coal mines, being employed at the old Victoria, Gardiner Mines, Port Morien, Dominion, and New Waterford collieries. Before coming to New Waterford, the family of the deceased resided at Sydney and Margaree. The late Mr. MacLellan was 77 years of age and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Keating of Stellarton, Mrs. Kate Weatherbee, and Miss Mary Anne of New Waterford, two step-daughters, Mrs. Dan H. MacInnis of New Waterford and Mrs. Phillis Cosgrove of Santa Barbara, California; one sister, Mrs. Dan MacKinnon of New Waterford, and two brothers, Michael of New Glasgow and John of New Waterford. His wife predeceased him two years ago.


MacDonald John Hector MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 9/1/1941 R. Fraser The death occurred Sunday evening of John Hector MacDonald at the residence of his daughter, Mrs J W MacDonald, 17 Douglas Street. He was in his 90th year and had been ill three weeks. He was a native of Prince Edward Island, lived here for many years and followed the occupation of carpenter. The news of his passing will be learned with deep regret by a host of friends and acquaintances. He is survived by one son, J J MacDonald, 564 Alexander street; four daughters Mrs J W MacDonald with whom he resided; Mrs L B Pyke, Middleboro, Mass., but now in Sydney; Mrs James Sweeney, Chelsea, Mass., also in Sydney; Mrs Frank Sheehan in New York. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock. Burial at Hardwood Hill cemetery.


MacDonald Harvey Waye MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 3 9/1/1941 R. Fraser The many friends and acquaintances in this city and throughout industrial Cape Breton will sympathize with Mr and Mrs Conant MacDonald over the death of their only child, Harvey Waye which occurred last night at the family residence on Brookland street following a brief illness. The little fellow, who was in his third year, was stricken ill Saturday with pneumonia and despite the best of medical care and attention, he failed to survive the attack and died about nine o'clock last night. Genuine sorrow will be voiced on all sides over his unexpected passing by a host of friends, acquaintances and relatives of the bereaved parents. Mrs MacDonald is the former Kay Waye, daughter of C.I.O. representative Forman Waye and Mrs Waye, and Mr MacDonald is a son of Mrs Beatrice Townsend MacDonald and the late John J MacDonald.


MacKenzie Neil MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 3 9/24/1941 R. Fraser HUNDREDS PAY FINAL TRIBUTE TO SYDNEY MAN Funeral of Neil MacKenzie Yesterday One Of Largest Viewed In Sydney One of the largest funerals witnessed in Sydney in recent years took place Tuesday afternoon when hundreds of person, young and old, and drawn from all parts of Cape Breton county assembled to pay their last respects to the memory of Neil MacKenzie, 36, popularly known Sydney man. Conducted Service. The funeral was held from the residence of his parents, Mr and Mrs Kenneth MacKenzie, 44 Alexandra Street, and service there and at the graveside was conducted by Rev Howard Doig, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Hymns sung by the choir and mourners were "Lord Is My Shepherd" and "Lead Kindly Light." Burial was in Hardwood Hill cemetery. Beautiful Display. Floral offerings, countless and beautiful, was the largest display viewed here in some time, and the many telegrams, cards, and other expressions of deep sympathy tangibly testified to the high esteem in which the young man was held. A procession of cars several miles long followed the hearse to the burial grounds. Pall Bearers. Pall bearers, associates of the deceased, were: Eddy Gordon, Edward Alexander, Edgar Andrews, Charles Campbell, Jack Ramsay, and Bill Kent.


MacKay Jessie MacKay Sydney Post Record p 3 9/27/1941 R. Fraser The remains of the late Mrs Jessie MacKay will arrive at Little Bras d'Or, Sunday morning and will be taken to Drummond Memorial Church, Ross Ferry, where funeral will be held at three o'clock. Residing in Boston, she was the widow of the late Angus MacKay, Kempt Head, and a sister of the late Malcolm MacKay, City Tax Collector for many years. Burial will be in Man O' War Point Cemetery. MRS JESSIE MCKAY Friends and relatives throughout Cape Breton will regret to learn of the passing in Newton, Mass., on Sept. 25 after a lingering illness, of Mrs Jessie McKay, widow of the late Angus McKay of Boularderie. Mrs McKay was a sister of the late Malcolm McKay, former city tax collector, with whom she resided previous to making her home in Newton, where she practised the nursing profession. Her husband, Angus McKay predeceased her about 17 years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Donalda, R.N., who was with her mother at the time of her passing. Other surviving members of the family are three sisters, Mrs Norman MacAskill, Newton, Mrs James Smith (Dolly), Detroit, and Sadie McKay, R.N., of Lowell, Mass. One brother, Angus, resides in the United States. The remains will be accompanied to Cape Breton by Miss McKay and Mrs McAskill. Funeral services will be held on Sunday with services at Upper United church, Boularderie, at 2:30 pm. [Sydney Post Record Saturday 27 September 1941 p 3]


MacPherson Mrs George MacPherson Sydney Post Record p 8 9/30/1941 R. Fraser Florence, Sept 29 - The death of Mrs George MacPherson occurred this morning at the home of Mr and Mrs J H Andrews, Green Hill, after a general illness of five years duration. The deceased was born at North River Bridge, Victoria county, 88 years ago. On the death of her husband 22 years ago she came to Glace Bay to reside with a nephew, John A MacLellan. For the past five years she resided with her niece, Mrs Andrews at Florence. The deceased also lived at Cape North for a number of years before coming to Glace Bay. Mrs MacPherson was the last living member of a family of ten. No immediate relatives remain. Service for the late Mrs MacPherson will be held tonight and tomorrow her remains will be taken to Cape North on the Asby[sic]. Interment will take place at Cape North, Wednesday morning.


MacAulay Dr. A M MacAulay Sydney Post Record p 9 10/1/1941 R. Fraser Baddeck, Sept 29 - The urn containing the ashes of the late Dr. A M MacAulay, whose death occurred in July, 1940, in Montana, arrived at Baddeck recently and was taken to the home of his sister Mrs Philip MacLeod. On Tuesday afternoon a funeral service was held in Greenwood United church conducted by Rev James Fraser of Whycocomagh assisted by Rev A W R MacKenzie, of Baddeck. High tributes were paid to the life and character of the late Dr MacAulay who was the eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs Donald W MacAulay of Baddeck Bay. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs MacLeod, Mrs J K MacKenzie and Miss Charlotte MacAulay, R.N., Great Falls, Montana, and Mrs Hector Fraser, Peace River, Alberta. He was buried in the family plot in Highland cemetery at Baddeck Bay.


MacKenzie Mary MacKenzie GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 2/21/1941 R. Fraser Many of the old Sydneyites will regret to learn of the sudden passing of Mrs Mary MacKenzie, Boston, Mass., on Feb 13. She is survived by a sister, Miss Margaret MacDonald, and brother, Joseph, both of Hamilton, Mass. Mrs J T MacMillan, New Waterford, is a niece and William, Arthur and Charlie MacGillivray, this city, are nephews.


MacKenzie Daniel B. MacKenzie Cape Breton Post 3/24/1941 R. Fraser Glace Bay, March 24 - The death occurred this morning of Daniel B MacKenzie, 79, one of this town's best known residents. He was surface foreman at Number Two colliery for the last 40 years and for half a century lived her enjoying the esteem and respect of countless friends and associates. He was a native of Boularderie an was a charter member of the Black Diamond Trotting Park Association and was an active figure in light harness racing here for many years and took an interest in sports generally. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Murdoch and Dan William, here; two daughters, Mrs Stanley Petrie, Mrs Stanley Tracey, both in New Aberdeen; a stepson, Joseph S Campbell; a stepdaughter, Mrs Steven Morrison, Glace Bay; one brother, John B, in Glace Bay; one sister, Mrs Norman MacVicar in Alberta. The funeral arrangements will be announced later, and the funeral will be under the direction of McGillivray and Dunlop Funeral Homes Ltd. FUNERAL WEDNESDAY Glace Bay, March 24 - Funeral of the late Dan B MacKenzie will take place from his residence 709 Sterling, Wednesday afternoon, it was announced today. Services will be held at St Anne's church at 2:30 to be followed by interment at St Anne's cemetery. The funeral will be under the direction of V J MacGillivray. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 25 March 1941 p 13]


MacKenzie William MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 2 3/25/1941 R. Fraser ESTEEMED RESERVE RESIDENT TO BE BURIED WEDNESDAY Reserve, March 24 - The funeral of William MacKenzie, prominent citizen of Reserve, who passed away at his home on Sydney Road, Sunday night, will be held Wednesday afternoon with services from the late residence at 2:30 o'clock Interment will be made at Gordon cemetery. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Arthur, two brothers, Charles and Stephen, Reserve, three sisters, Mrs Mary A MacMullen, Glace Bay, Mrs J H Wheeler, Banff, Alberta, and Mrs John Tarr of Scranton, Pa. He was 60 years of age. Mr MacKenzie discontinued work at No. 10 Colliery several years ago and although not enjoying the best of health was able to be about until Christmas when he was stricken ill. Born at Reserve, he was a member of one of Reserve's oldest and best known families. His cheerfulness and many charitable acts made for him countless friends who will mourn his loss and who extend to the bereaved ones deepest and heartfelt sympathy. The late Mr MacKenzie was a valued member of Gordon O.L.O. and this society will attend the funeral in a body.


MacLean Annie MacLean
4/17/1941 R. Fraser Sydney Mines, April 17 - The funeral of Miss Annie MacLean took place this afternoon from the residence of her brother, Robert W. MacLean, Windsor Avenue, with a large number of relatives and friends from here and elsewhere in the district in attendance. Miss MacLean, a former well known resident of this town, passed away in Boston this week and her remains arrived here on Thursday for interment. Services were conducted by the Rev. C. Clarke Evans, pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, who was assisted by Rev. S. D. Trites, of Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney, and Rev. A. D. MacDonald, Wilson United Church, Florence. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung at the service, including “How Sweet The Name of Jesus Sounds,” and “Till He Comes.” A solo, “Nearer, Still Nearer,” was feelingly rendered by Mrs. Charles MacKenzie. Following the services at the MacLean home, the cortege formed and proceeded to Lakeside cemetery, North Sydney, where interment took place. Rev. Mr. Evans officiated at the graveside. Pall bearers were Harry E. Whitman, William MacPherson, North Sydney, and Roderick MacGregor, Daniel MacLeod, Hector MacLeod and John D. MacLeod, Sydney Mines. The late Miss MacLean, who was a native of Hillside, Boularderie, had resided in the New England States for many years, having been a member of the staff of the New England Baptist hospital for the past thirty years. She is survived by two sisters and two brothers. Sisters are Mrs. Lena Nicholson, Sydney Mines, and Miss Tena MacLean, who had served for many years as a medical missionary in India, but is now attached to the home mission department of the historic Park Street Church in Boston. The brothers are Robert and George MacLean, Sydney Mines. The late Dr. M. T. MacLean, of North Sydney, was a brother of the deceased. [written on: 1941]


MacDonald Katherine MacDonald
5/15/1941 Carol MacLean Mrs. Katherine MacVicar MacDonald, 56, an oldtimer in the Drumheller district, died in the Drumheller Municipal Hospital on May 10, 1941, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Alex, and three brothers and one sister in Eastern Canada. Mrs. MacDonald was born in Port Morien, NS and married Mr. MacDonald in Sydney, NS. She came to Drumheller 23 years ago and was active in church and chaitable work, having for some years in Knox United Church. Funeral services were held on Monday from Knox United Church, the Rev. A. R. Schrag officiating. The Knox Choir were in attendance at the service. Mrs. Drury singing "Sleep on Beloved and Take Thy Rest". Pall-bearers, mostly natives of NS, were J. Dewar, J. Weir, Allen Hamilton, F.O. Smith, Dave Dickson and Syd Skuvr. Floral tributes were received from Mr. and Mrs. Morris and family, Mr. and Mrs. D.A. MacAulay, Mr. and Mrs. J. Weir and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boyd, Melland Local of U.M.W.A. No 172, Mr. and MRs. F. O. Smith and ELsie, Mr. And Mrs. Holliston and Katherine, Mr. and Mrs C.A. McKinnon, Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Branson, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Lutes, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. O'Neil, Mr. and Mrs W. J. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Toshach and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dewar, Knox Ladies Aid, Mr. Ed. Jones, Mr. S. Tilton, Her loving Husband. Interment was made in the Drumheller Cemetery with Humphries Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


MacLellan Donald MacLellan Sydney Post Record p 6 3/3/1937 R. Fraser LARGE NUMBER ATTEND FUNERAL - Friends Pay Final Tribute To Late Donald MacLellan Sydney Mines, March 2 - The funeral service for the late Donald MacLellan was held from his residence, Main street, Sunday afternoon and was very largely attended by relatives and friends from all parts of Cape Breton. The service was conducted by Rev Dr A A Murray, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church, Sydney, assisted by Rev Q A McDowell. Dr Murray in his address spoke very feelingly of the life and character of the deceased. The hymns sung were "Rock Of Ages" "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," "On the Solid Rock." B P Cann of North Sydney was soloist and rendered a favorite solo of the deceased. On Monday morning the remains were taken to Big Bras d'Or where interment was made in St James cemetery. Rev M N MacDonald officiating at the graveside. The late Mr MacLellan was born at Boularderie, ninety one years ago where he engaged in farming for many years. Twenty two years ago he moved to Upper North Sydney and conducted a meat business, retiring in 1929, and since then has made his home in Sydney Mines, where his kind and sympathetic disposition he made many friends. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Murdoch, Sydney Mines and Daniel of Boston who is now visiting his mother, two daughters, Mrs L H MacAllister and Mrs E T Ellis of North Caston, Mass.


MacKenzie Jennie MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 9 3/11/1937 R. Fraser Baddeck, March 8 - The death of Miss Jennie MacKenzie, a native and former resident of Boularderie, occurred March 3rd in the Baker Memorial hospital, Boston, following an illness of some months duration. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs Joan Kenney, Cape Cod, and Mrs J B Knowlton, Wenham, Mass. The deceased, who was sixty four years of age, visited Cape Breton last summer and while at Baddeck was the guest of Mr and Mrs Norman MacIver. Her remains arrived at Boularderie last Saturday morning and were taken to the United Church, where the largely attended funeral service was held. Rev J A MacLellan, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev M N MacDonald of the Presbyterian church, were in charge of the service. The sermon was preached by her former pastor Rev James Fraser of Whycocomagh (who was requested by the deceased to preach her funeral sermon). She was laid to rest in the family plot in Man o' War Point cemetery.


MacDonald Sarah MacDonald Sydney Post Record 3/11/1937 R. Fraser Baddeck, March 9 - The death of Mrs Sarah MacDonald, widow of the late John J MacDonald, occurred March 4th, in the home of her stepson, Hugh MacDonald, following a long illness. The deceased was born at Big Harbour eighty three years ago, and is survived by one brother and three sisters. Malcolm Morrison and Miss Effie Morrison on the old homestead at Big Harbour, Mrs Katherine MacLeod, Millville, Boularderie, Mrs Elizabeth MacRae, Roslindale, Mass. Five stepsons also survive: Neil MacDonald, Gordon Hill Farm, and Hugh, at Baddeck; Kenneth and D. J. MacDonald, Detroit; Abraham MacDonald, Pictou, N.S. Her husband passed away tow years ago. The largely attended funeral service was conducted in the home by her pastor, Rev A W R MacKenzie of Knox Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev J Allison Fraser, of Greenwood United church. The pall bearers were Angus N MacKenzie, Bain MacRae, Angus MacLeod, Daniel MacKenzie, C R MacRae, Dan Morrison. Interment was in old Knox cemetery, Bay road.


MacPhail Mrs. Colin MacPhail Sydney Post Record 3/25/1937 Maureen McNeil Mrs. Colin MacPhail - The death occurred at St. Rita’s Hospital late Tuesday night of Mrs. Colin MacPhail, 41, well known South Bar woman. Her passing followed an illness of six days and is deeply mourned by a wide circle of friends and relatives. In addition to her husband, a well known sports promoter, she is survived by seven sons, Joseph on the crew of S.S.Daghild, now in England; Robert; Dempsy; Lloyd; Sidney & Walter, the latter five months old and one small daughter Lola Coleen; her mother, Mrs. Emma McIntyre; two sisters, Mrs. John Digou, South Bar; Mrs. Len Annesty, Sydney and one brother, Harry McIntyre, South Bar. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


MacDonald Angus MacDonald GLACE BAY COASTAL COURIER 4/3/1937 Donald A. Snow SYDNEY STEELWORKER MEETS TRAGIC DEATH Angus MacDonald is Instantly Killed When Struck By Steel Company's Train - Deceased Was on Way to Work at Plant When Overtaken by Death. Struck by a steel company's freight train on the main line at Prince street, last night about 10.15 o'clock, Angus MacDonald, 58 year old Sydney steelworker' was instantly killed. Employed at the steel plant, MacDonald was walking along the tracks on his way to work on the 11 o'clock shift when hit. He screams attracted the notice of one of the brakeman, and when the train was brought to a stop and examination made by the crew, it was found that he was dead. ESTABLISH IDENTIFICATION. For a time after fatality identity of the victim was unknown, and a number of citizens who viewed the remains offered conjectured opinions, but it was only after the remains were taken to Curry's morgue that identification was definitely established. NATIVE OF HILLSIDE. A native of Hillside, Mira, he lived in Sydney for the past 25 years and was widely known and held in the highest esteem, and to a wide circle of friends, relatives and steelworker associates his tragic and untimely passing will be keenly regretted as well as coming as a distinct shock to all ON WAY TO WORK Residing with his sister, Mrs. Duncan MacKay, on Bentinck street, MacDonald left for the steel plant shortly after ten o'clock, and started out towards the works along the railway line where he had been accustomed to walk for years. He was near-sighted and slightly deaf, and apparently failed to hear the train approaching. The train, composed of cars of steel products was bound for Louisburg and was in charge of Conductor Dan Kerr. Immediately after the accident, D.N.MacDonald, superintendent of the Sydney and Louisburg Railway, was notified and rushed to the scene, also Police Officer Don Curry. Curry's ambulance was phoned for, also Dr. W.H.Rice, and subsequently the body of the unfortunate victim taken to the morgue and relatives notified by Police Chief W.R.Tracey. Examining the remains at the scene, Magistrate A.M.Crofton, acting as coroner in the absence of Dr. J.K.MacLeod, who is in New York, ordered an inquest which was held at 10.30 o'clock this morning at city hall. MacDonald was unmarried and was employed at the rod and bar mill at the plant for many years. The fraternal circles he was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge here, and esteemed by member of that organization. Surviving are one brother, John MacDonald, Campbell street, construction foreman, foreman carpenter at the steel plant, three sisters, Mrs. Duncan MacKay, Mrs. William Jefferson, Alexandra street; Mrs. Hugh MacDonald, Gabarus, C.B.. Another brother, Donald met tragic death about seven years ago and a brother Murdock was fatally injured in an accident at the steel plant many years ago. Interment will likely be made in the family plot at Oakfield cemetery, Mira. Funeral arrangements to be announced later Sydney Post Record 3 APR 1937 FUNERAL NOTICE The funeral of the Angus MacDonald, formerly of Hillside, Mira, will take place from his late residence 234 Bentinck St., Monday afternoon. Service at the house beginning at 1 p.m. Interment Oakfield Cemetery, Hillside Mira


MacLeod Mrs. John MacLeod Sydney Post Record p 6 4/30/1937 R. Fraser North Sydney, April 29 - Friends of Mrs John MacLeod, Union street, will regret to learn she is seriously ill in Hamilton hospital and today her condition was regarded as grave. Her son Kenneth MacLeod of Boston has arrived home and another son Gussie MacLeod of the R.C.M.P. marine division arrived home tonight called by the illness of their mother. North Sydney, May 3 - This town lost one of its oldest and most highly respected residents in the passing of Mrs John MacLeod in Hamilton hospital at 2 o'clock this morning following three weeks illness. The late Mrs MacLeod was stricken ill about three weeks ago and for the past ten days she has been a patient in Hamilton hospital where everything possible was done for her comfort, but however, she passed away as stated. Born at Black Brook, Boularderie 78 years ago, a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John MacKenzie she made her home in North Sydney for over 40 years. Her husband predeceased her thirteen years ago. She leaves to survive two sons Kenneth of Framingham, Mass. and Captain Gussie MacLeod of Halifax, both of whom were called here a few days ago owing to her grave illness. She is also survived by one brother Alexander MacKenzie of Lethbridge, Alberta. The remains were removed to the residence of Neil MacLean, King street from whence the funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon with Rev Neil D Patterson of St Matthew-Wesley United church officiating. Interment will be made in Lakeside cemetery. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 4 May 1937 p 6]


MacDonald Hughena MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 6 5/3/1937 R. Fraser LARGE CROWDS ATTEND FUNERAL Mrs Hughena MacDonald Buried At Boularderie Sydney Mines, May 1 - Funeral service over the remains of Mrs Hughena MacDonald, widow of the late Angus P MacDonald, took place on Monday from her late home, South Side Boularderie, in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. The service was conducted by Rev M N MacDonald, who spoke feelingly of the life of the deceased and offered words of comfort to the sorrowing members of the family. Members of Knox Presbyterian church choir were in attendance and led in the singing of favorite hymns. "The Lord's My Shepherd," "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Asleep In Jesus." The funeral cortege which was one of the longest seen here for some time, then wended its way to South Side cemetery where interment was made in the family plot. The many floral offerings banked about the casket and the wealth of messages and cards of sympathy received testified to a small degree the esteem in which the deceased was held in the community and surrounding districts. The death of Mrs MacDonald in her 79th year following a comparatively brief illness came as a distinct shock to her family and a host of friends. in her passing Boularderie loses one of its finest residents, a woman of fine Christian character, an active member of Knox Presbyterian church and its various branches, and other community uplift work. There are left to survive one son, Peter, on the homestead, three daughters, Mrs Murdoch MacGregor, Sydney Mines, Mrs T C McKinnon and Mrs J A Shuttleworth, in Dorchester, Mass. Also surviving are two aged sisters Mrs Jessie McLean, New Campbellton and Mrs Agnes Vickers, Sydney Mines, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.


MacLean Mary Isabelle MacLean Sydney Post Record p 3 5/27/1937 R. Fraser Glace Bay, May 27 - Deep regret will be felt by numerous friends at the passing of Miss Mary Isabelle MacLean, daughter of the late J A H McLean and Mrs McLean, McLean street, which occurred in the Audubon Hospital, Boston, at two o'clock this morning. Death followed a serious stomach operation performed last Friday from which the patient seemed to be making a satisfactory recovery. Yesterday, however, her heart was found to be in a very weakened condition, and she sank rapidly. Her death, coming so unexpectedly and so soon after her brother, the late Neil McLean, is a great shock to her family and friends. The deceased young lady was a graduate in nursing from the Glace Bay General hospital and since her graduation in 1923 has practiced her profession in Boston and in Mt Sinai Hospital, New York. She was thirty two years of age. She is survived by her mother, and four sisters, Mary (Mrs Charles Magown), who was with her when she died; Edna (Mrs Albert Cameron), McLean street; Mrs Matthew McKenzie, Miss Margie at home. One brother, William, also resides at home. A brother, Dr John McLean, predeceased her in 1933, and a brother Neil, passed away just three months ago. The remains will arrive in Glace Bay on Saturday morning and the funeral will likely be held on Sunday afternoon. The sympathy of the community will be extended to Mrs McLean and members of the family in their bereavement.


MacQueen Duncan W MacQueen Sydney Post Record p 6 5/27/1937 R. Fraser Death removed one of Sydney's outstanding citizens at eight o'clock last night in the person of Duncan W MacQueen of 242 Rockdale Avenue in his 64th year. He was taken down with an ear malady late in August, later being removed to City Hospital where he underwent a mastoid operation. At the time he showed signs of improvement but within the past week was losing ground gradually, death ensuing last night. Mr MacQueen was born at Mira Gut, later residing in the United States, returning to Cape Breton about the turn of the century. He located in Sydney residing here continuously since that time. He was married in Boston 36 years ago to Mary MacIvor of Little Narrows. Employed as foreman of the forge at the steel plant Mr MacQueen was considered a highly competent official of the corporation. He was popular with officials and workmen alike. He was a valued elder in St Andrew's United church and for a number of years was the Clerk of the Session. Prominent in the work of the Sons of Temperance while resident in the United States, he was elevated to the office of Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Grand division of Massachusetts. for years he has been a member of Star in the East Division in Sydney and was always in demand of the various branches of the Order throughout the Island because of his ability as a platform speaker. He will be greatly missed in both church and temperance work. Mr MacQueen was a good citizen of the old type, loyal to his friends and always ready to aid in any work that had to do with the welfare of the community. He leaves besides his widow, one daughter, Christine, R.N., of Boston, who was with her father during his illness; three sons, Hugh, of Port Arthur, Texas; Clarence, employed at the steel plant; Robert, of Bonnell's Ltd.; two brothers, Rev Norman MacQueen, of Newark, N.J.; Ronald, employed by a steamship company with headquarters in New York; one sister, (Bell) Mrs H W Atkins of Port Arthur, Texas. The funeral arrangements will be announced later pending the arrival of Rev Norman MacQueen who is en route home and the son who has just left Texas. DUNCAN MACQUEEN IS LAID AT REST Remarkable tribute was paid on Monday afternoon by representatives from all walks of life to the late Duncan MacQueen, prominent official of the D.I. & S. Co. when his funeral was held from the family residence, 242 Rockdale avenue. Following a short service at the home, conducted by Rev J A Pue-Gilchrist, the remains were taken to St Andrew's United church, of which congregation the deceased was a revered Elder and for a lengthy period Clerk of Session. As the cortege passed down the aisle Chopin's funeral march was played by the organist Mr Gus McKnight. Surrounding the bier and extending in front of the full width of pulpit and platform was a wealth of magnificent flowers splendidly arranged by the undertaker in charge, Mr Fillmore of the Lowden Funeral Homes. These bore silent testimony to the high regard in which the deceased was held. The service was in charge of the minister, Rev Mr Pue-Gilchrist, who also read the Scriptures. The choir of the church led in the singing of two favorite hymns of the deceased, viz. "Unto the Hills" and "Forever With The Lord" while Mrs William Matheson, soprano soloist of the church, rendered most beautifully and sympathetically, "The Old Rugged Cross." Prayer was offered by Rev Maxwell MacOdrum, pastor Sydney Presbyterian church. The address was delivered by Rev J A MacLellan of the United churches of Boularderie, a friend of long standing of the deceased and family. He referred to the place occupied by Mr MacQueen in the esteem of his fellowmen and his activities in the church and particularly in the cause of temperance, in which department he attained to prominence both in this province and elsewhere. The magnificent assemblage was a striking testimony to the place he held in the heart, life and love of the people. "He has left a good report as a Christian, as a Citizen, as a husband, father and a brother." "Now he has thrown down the torch," he said in conclusion, "it is for us to pick it up, hold it aloft and go forward to carry on the work in which he was engaged under the leadership of his Master - Jesus Christ "well done good and faithful servant." Prayer was then offered by Rev D M Sinclair of Trinity United church. Hundreds took advantage of the opportunity afforded of viewing the remains for the last time. During this period the organist by request, played "The Largo" from the New World Sympathy (Dvorak.) The chief mourners were the widow and daughter, Christene, R.N., the three sons, Donald, Hugh and Clarence and brother Rev Norman. Immediately behind were the full membership of the session. The benediction was pronounced by the minister who also conducted the committal service at the graveside in Hardwood Hill cemetery where interment was made. He was assisted by Rev Mr MacLellan. The pall bearers were Messrs J B Morrison, Ronald MacVicar (Sheriff), John Nicholson, Thomas Boutilier, A S MacDonald and M W Buchanan. [Sydney Post Record Tuesday 23 November 1937 p 2]


MacAulay Sarah MacAulay Sydney Post Record 9/13/1937 Donald A. Snow Mrs. Sarah MacAulay passed away in her 73rd year on Saturday afternoon at Coxheath, where she had resided for about 45 years She was a member of St. Andrew's United church. She had been ill for the past ten months. Friends throughout the community are saddened by her passing. Surviving relatives are an adopted daughter, Mrs. Charles Lewis; two brothers, Donald McFarlane, Coxheath, and James in New York. Her husband predeceased her some years ago. Interment will be made this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock in Blacket's Lake cemetery


MacKenzie Richard MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 2 9/18/1937 R. Fraser Sympathy is being extended to the family in their bereavement occasioned through the death of Richard MacKenzie, the two year old son of Mr and Mrs Dick MacKenzie, Liverpool, N.S., and grandson of Mr M A MacKenzie, of Sydney, which occurred on Thursday at Liverpool. The child, with his mother, and little sister Jean, had spent the summer in Sydney and had just recently returned to their home. Little Richard was ill only a few days. The remains arrived here by this morning's train for burial in Hardwood Hill cemetery. The funeral will be held from the residence of M A MacKenzie 9 Terrace street, Sunday afternoon.


MacRae Mrs. John F MacRae Sydney Post Record p 10 11/5/1937 R. Fraser Glace Bay, Nov 4 - News was received here today of the death of Mrs John F MacRae, at Baddeck, this morning. The late Mrs MacRae was a former resident of this town, having left here twenty three years ago to take up her residence in Baddeck. Besides her husband, Mrs MacRae, who is sixty five years of age, is survived by three brothers, Murdoch MacRae, Glace Bay and Alex and Hector MacRae at Baddeck.


MacRae Jessie MacRae Sydney Post Record p 8 12/4/1937 R. Fraser Boularderie, C.B., Dec 3 - The death of Miss Jessie MacRae occurred here at the age of eighty four years. The late Miss MacRae was born in Middle River, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William MacRae. She was the youngest of a family of six, two sisters and three brothers having predeceased her. The late Miss MacRae was a lady of strong christian character and cheerful disposition, who endeared herself to all who knew her. During the past several years she resided with her nephew, W S MacRae of Hillside Boularderie. Deceased had been in failing health for several years , and after a brief illness her passing was peaceful. Interment was in the cemetery at Middle River, after service in the church. Rev J A MacLellan of Big Bras d'Or conducted and a large number of relatives and friends attended.


MacDonald Philip MacDonald Sydney Post Record p 15 12/10/1937 R. Fraser Baddeck, Dec 6 - Philip MacDonald, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of North River died at his home at Meadow October 24th, after a prolonged illness at the age of 85 years. He was a devout member of the Presbyterian church, and his fine christian character and cheery disposition endeared him to a wide circle of friends. His wife predeceased him 13 years ago. He is survived by one son, Garrett, who lived with him on the old homestead; three daughters, Josie, Mrs Dan A MacLeod, North River Bridge, C.B.; Mary, Mrs Mary MacLean, Roxbury, Mass. and Annie, Mrs Roland Beaton, Roxbury, Mass., also several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral was held from the home at Meadow Tuesday afternoon the service being conducted by his pastor, Rev Donald J Gillis assisted by Rev A Campbell Fraser of the United church. Singers from the gaelic choir of the Presbyterian and United churches led the singing. Dan A MacLeod sang as solos "Air An Taobh Thall Do Iordan" and "O, Tha La A' Chrunaldh' Tighinn." Rev Mr Gillis spoke impressively from the text "Fagaidh duine faith oighreachd aig cloinn a chioinne, ach taisgear do'n fhirean maoin a' pheacaich." Grath-Fhocail 13:22. Interment was made in the family lot in the cemetery at Goose Cove.


MacKenzie Mabel MacKenzie Sydney Post Record p 10 1/3/1938 R. Fraser North Sydney, Jan 2 - Following an illness of three weeks, Miss Mabel MacKenzie, 47 years of age, passed away this morning at the home of her parents, Pierce street. The late Miss MacKenzie was one of this town's most respected residents and news of her death will be received with much regret in not only this town but throughout the Northside disitrict. In addition to her parents, Mr and Mrs D K MacKenzie, the deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs Dr Pettman (Jessie), of Vernon, British Columbia and Mrs John MacLeod, (Josie), of Sydney, and also two brothers, Colin in Detroit, Michigan and Kenneth, who is manager of the Royal Bank of Canada in Wolfville, N.S. The family will have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. Funeral arrangements have not been completed yet. North Sydney, Jan 5 - The funeral took place today of Miss Mabel MacKenzie. A short service was held at the house followed by service in St Matthew-Wesley church, conducted by Rev Neil D Patterson, assisted by Rev James Fraser. The funeral was largely attended. Pall bearers were C P Hickey, D J Campbell, J G Hackett, Weldon Stacey, William Bryce and Chas. Musgrave. The numerous floral tributes showed the esteem in which Miss MacKenzie was held in the community. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Mrs J A MacLeod of Sydney and Mrs (Dr) H F Pettman of Vernon, B.C., two brothers, Colin of Jackson, Mich. and Kenneth of Sackville, N.B. [Sydney Post Record Thursday 6 January 1938 p 2]


MacRae Dr. William R. MacRae
4/10/1944 R. Fraser PROMINENT DOCTOR DIES Sydney, April 9 – Dr. William R. MacRae, 70, prominent Sydney physician, died suddenly at his home on James street, Whitney Pier late today. He had returned from a professional call and had been in the house a few minutes when he was stricken. Death came before aid reached him and was due to a heart attack. Dr. MacRae began his practice in Whitney Pier in 1900. He was born at Baddeck, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John MacRae. He received his early education at schools there and later went to Dalhousie University where he graduated in Arts. From Dalhousie he proceeded to McGill University and in 1897 received his medical degree. A classmate was the late Dr. J. J. Roy of this city who died several years ago. For several years Dr. MacRae practiced in Baddeck and in 1900 he came to Sydney with the advent of the opening of the steel plant and resided in Whitney Pier ever since. In addition to his private practice he was also on the staff of the Dosco Emergency Hospital. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Masonic Lodge, a member of [torn] United Church Association. His wife died in 1917 and he is survived by one daughter Mrs. Henry Williams, the former [torn] MacRae, whose husband, Dr. Williams of Montreal, is overseas with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. A grandson also survives and one brother, John MacRae, retired mariner living in Staten Island, N.Y. Mrs. Harvey Fownes of South Side Baddeck, and Mrs. Gordon Parker of Truro are nieces. Miss Barbara Fownes of the city hospital staff is a relative. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon with service at the house and burial at Baddeck. [no date] [from scrapbook page from Buddy MacKenzie, Windsor, N.S.] [Comment from Donald A. Snow:  Died 9 APR 1944. Published Sydney Post Record, 10 APR 1944 ]


MacDonald Mrs. James MacDonald The Post Record 4/11/1944 Maureen McNeil Mrs. James MacDonald, Whycocomagh - There passed away April 2 nd in his 82 nd year of her age, Mrs. James MacDonald, an esteemed and life long resident of Stewartdale, Whycocomagh. Altough she had been in poor for the past years, she death came suddenly and as a surprise to her host of friends. Of a quiet and charming personality, she was loved by all who knew her. A member of MacLean's United Church, she was a regular attendant at the services when her health permitted. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Daniel H. MacDonald, with whom she resided in her old home and Peter L. MacDonald residing at Kenstoke. The daughters are: Mrs. Sutherland and Mrs. Clow in Shelbourne, N.S. The former visited her mother previous to her passing and the later was at her bed-side when she passed away. A son Kenneth MacDonald passed away last summer in Shelbourne. A brother and sister also survive, Norman MacDougall, New Hampshire, USA and Mrs. MacNeil, New York. The funeral took place on Tuesday last from the home and was largely attended. The services at the home and graveside were conducted by her pastor, Rev. James Fraser. The remains were laid at rest in the family lot in Whycocomagh Cemetery.


MacDonald Mrs. John MacDonald The Post Record 4/11/1944 Maureen McNeil Mrs. John MacDonald - Mrs. John MacDonald, 75, well known Sydney woman died at her home on Margaret St., Thursday night, after a very short illness. Deceased was born at East Bay, but had lived in Sydney, the major part of her life, acquiring a wide circle of friends and associates, all of whom will learn of her death with deep regret. Two sons Frank H. living at home and James W. at East Bay; two sisters, Mrs. L. MacIsaac of Gary, Ind. and Mrs. R.G. MacIsaac of Whitney Ave., survive her;, also two sisters, Mrs. John Morley living here; and Miss Verconia Gillis, of Cambridge, Mass., and a brother, S.P. Gillis of this city. (Subscribers note - two sisters is written twice in this obit - I think the first should have read two daughters??)


MacNeil Eliza MacNeil
4/15/1944 R. Fraser North Sydney, April 15 - A host of friends throughout the Northside district will learn with deep regret o