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CB Obits Years 2007
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Antle Robert Gordon (Bobby) Antle Cape Breton Post

Robert Gordon (Bobby) Antle Bobby passed away suddenly at his home in Cornwall, Ontario, on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at the age of 44 years. Beloved son of Ruby (Furdas) Antle of Cornwall, Ontario, and James Antle of Sydney. Dear brother of Cindy Murray (Chris Emsley) of Barrie, Ontario, Jim Antle (Christine) of Brockville, Ontario, and Michael Antle (Sandra) of Brampton, Ontario. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Visitation and funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Columban's Catholic Church on Saturday, October 27, 2007, followed by cremation. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, with Rev. Roman Dusanowskyj officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. 10/23/2007

Armour Elizabeth Primrose Armour


S8..Saturday, May 19, 2007...The Globe and Mail Elizabeth Primrose Armour Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia 1918. Died peacefully on Bowen Island, BC, Wednesday, May 16, 2007, with her daughter Vikki at her side, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Douglas Armour and loving mother of Jamie, Suzanne, Liz, Jane and Vikki, her 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Memorial service, interment of ashes and a celebration of her life will take place at a later date. (contributed by G. Newbury) 5/16/2007

Barton Alfred Michael Barton The Chronicle Herald 6/24/2007 Lorraine Gibson Head Obituary: The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia / Saturday June 24, 2007 Barton, Alfred Michael “Buckey” - 71, Hatchet Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 23, 2007, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 12, 1936, in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John and Cleophas (Mullins) Barton. Buckey worked with the Royal Canadian Navy and then went on to work with Canadian Naval Auxiliary Vessels as a Ship’s Captain, retiring in 1983. He and Kathleen were members of Submarine Squadron in Halifax. Buckey is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, the former Kathleen Marie Smith; daughters, Bonnie Hiltz (Gary MacKinnon), Halifax; Terri-Ann (Dale) Winfield, Edmonton, Alta.; sons, Michael, Hatchet Lake; Blair, Edmonton, Alta.; grandchildren, Jamie and Grant; sisters, Ruth (Fred) Poirier, Sydney River; Connie Barton, (Jim), Brantford; brothers Thomas, Ontario; and John (Rita), Mount Hope, ON.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Valerie, brothers, Ray and Cecil. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, where Bucky’s family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday and where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre. Interment in Sunrise Park Cemetery, Hatchet Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations in Buckey’s memory to Heart and Stoke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5161 George St., Halifax, NS., B3J 1M7, are welcomed. 6/23/2007 New Waterford, January 12, 1936 From collection of family obituaries.
BARTON Barton, John "Corky" The Hamilton Spectator 12/26/2007 Lorraine Gibson Head Obituary: OBITUARY: The Hamilton Spectator - December 26, 2007. John Barton Jan. 10, 1935 - Dec. 23, 2007 Barton, John “Corky” Passed away at the age of 72 on December 23, 2007 at McMaster University Hospital. Corky will be loved and missed by his wife Rita of 53 years, his loving children the late John Gary, Donna, Joseph and James. Corky was the dearest father-in-law of George, Debbi and Kathy. Cherished grandfather of John, Erin, Megan, Peter, David, John Brett, Courtney, Haley, and new arrivals Lucas and Joyce. Dear brother of Connie, Thomas and Ruth. Brother-in-law to Rosie, Kathleen, Fred and Jim, Raymond, Bernice and Ernie, Dennis and Noel. Predeceased by his parents John and Cleo, and his siblings Cecil, Ray and Alfie. Predeceased by his parents-in-law Peter and Elsie Ruelland , and their children Dolly, Fred, Anthony and Gerald. Corky was a Honoured Member and Meritorious Service Medal Holder of the Royal Canadian Legion; past President of Branch 582, and avid golfer and starter Mississauga Golf and Country Club. Corky lived a full life and remained spunky and determined all the days of his life. Many thanks to the medical professionals who supported Corky. Visitation will be held at the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage Avenue, (between Mohawk and Fennell) on Thursday, December 27, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, 1694 Upper James Street on Friday , December 28 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. 12/23/2007 New Waterford Jan. 10, 1935 From collection of family obituaries.
Barton John "Corky" Barton The Hamilton Spectator 12/26/2007 Lorraine Gibson Head Obituary: The Hamilton Spectator - December 26, 2007. John Barton Jan. 10, 1935 - Dec. 23, 2007 Barton, John "Corky" Passed away at the age of 72 on December 23, 2007 at McMaster University Hospital. Corky will be loved and missed by his wife Rita of 53 years, his loving children the late John Gary, Donna, Joseph and James. Corky was the dearest father-in-law of George, Debbi and Kathy. Cherished grandfather of John, Erin, Megan, Peter, David, John Brett, Courtney, Haley, and new arrivals Lucas and Joyce. Dear brother of Connie, Thomas and Ruth. Brother-in-law to Rosie, Kathleen, Fred and Jim, Raymond, Bernice and Ernie, Dennis and Noel. Predeceased by his parents John and Cleo, and his siblings Cecil, Ray and Alfie. Predeceased by his parents-in-law Peter and Elsie Ruelland , and their children Dolly, Fred, Anthony and Gerald. Corky was a Honoured Member and Meritorious Service Medal Holder of the Royal Canadian Legion; past President of Branch 582, and avid golfer and starter Mississauga Golf and Country Club. Corky lived a full life and remained spunky and determined all the days of his life. Many thanks to the medical professionals who supported Corky. Visitation will be held at the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage Avenue, (between Mohawk and Fennell) on Thursday, December 27, 2007 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, 1694 Upper James Street on Friday , December 28 at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made to: www.pxdemodyfuneral.com 12/23/2007 New Waterford, Jan. 10, 1935. From collection of family obituaries.
Beaumont Mildred Beaumont

Ken Cairns Mildred Beaumont 1911 - 2007 HALIFAX, NS - Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23rd, 2007 at the Halifax Hospital Willow Hall at the age of 95. Mildred of Fall River, NS and formerly of Moncton was the loving wife of the late Preston Beaumont. Born in Sydney, NS on August 24th, 1911, Mildred was the daughter of the late Arthur and Annie May (Houghton) Bennett. Mildred was a former member of St. George's Anglican Church and St. James Anglican Church in Moncton. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family. Mildred is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Collis) Watson of Waterdown, Ont.; and by her son, Preston Jr. (Jeanette Cormier) of Fall River, NS; seven grandchildren; and by 14 great grandchildren. The family would appreciate donations to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital. Funeral service will be held from Fair haven Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 at 2:00 O'clock with Rev. Chris VanBuskirk officiating with burial to follow at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fair haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530. The family invites you to sign the online book of condolences at www.fairhavenmemorial.ca 2/23/2007

Blagdon Carmen Lloyd 'Sonny' Blagdon Cape Breton Post 1/2/2007
Carmen L. 'Sonny' Blagdon 52, North Sydney Carmen Lloyd 'Sonny' Blagdon, age 52, a resident of Musgrave Lane, North Sydney, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at his home. Born in North Sydney, he was a son of the late Onslow and Mabel (Hood) Blagdon. Sonny was employed with Marine Atlantic in North Sydney since 1981. He was a member of the C.M.O.U. and C.M.S.G. unions. He was a senior electrical engineer and recently he became chief electrical engineer. During his employment Sonny worked aboard the M.V. Joseph and Clara Smallwood, M.V. Caribou, M.V. Atlantic Freighter and M.V. Erickson. He is survived by his stepbrothers, Donald (Bea) Hood, Point Aconi, Onslow Blagdon, Greenwood, Freddie Blagdon and Oscar Blagdon, both of N.L.; stepsisters, Gerry Donovan, North Sydney, Rita Nayo and Sadie Snook, both of N.L. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation for Sonny will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Luker officiating. Burial to take place at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be sent to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to 12/31/2006 North Sydney
Bunce Hazel Boutilier Bunce Kansas City Star 7/7/2007
Hazel Boutilier Bunce, 99, Leavenworth, Kan., passed away on Saturday, June 30, at the Golden Living Center in Lansing, Kan. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, Kan. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Luke's Hospice. Hazel Boutilier Bunce was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada on April 27, 1908. Mrs. Bunce studied at the Empire Business College in Sydney. She came with her family to New York City in 1928 to seek employment. Her cousin secured a position for her at the American Surety Company at 100 Broadway. This company is no longer in business. After coming to Prairie Village, Kan., in 1950, Hazel studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. She started painting murals in homes in Kansas and Missouri and restored old antique trunks, small pieces of furniture and decorated them. The profits helped to finance her tuition at the Art Institute. Hazel was well known in the Art Community of Kansas and Missouri. Her art has gone as far as Switzerland, and can be enjoyed in New York, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, and Colorado. She was a Charter Member of Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kan., and a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. She is survived by one daughter, Nadine Potter and son-in-law, George R. Potter of Leavenworth, Kan., who she resided with since her husband's death in 1989. Also remaining survivors are cousins in Illinois, Nevada, and Canada on the Ball and Boutilier side of the family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, at 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, Kan., (913) 438-6444. 6/30/2007 born in Sydney on April 27, 1908
Burnett Flora 'Flo' Kendrick Burnett Cape Breton Post

Flora 'Flo' Kendrick Burnett 1937-2007 Glace Bay/Sydney A funeral service for the late Flora Flo Kendrick Burnett, age 70, who passed away on Dec. 28, 2007, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Rev. Michael Henderson will be officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. 12/28/2007

Crooks Donald H. Crooks (Rev.) Halifax Herald,
Ken Cairns CROOKS, Rev. Donald H. - 71, Halifax, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late George and Thelma (Muggah) Crooks. Don was a graduate of Sydney Academy, he attended Mount Allison University and graduated from Pine Hill Divinity Hall in 1959, and was ordained by the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada the same year. During his ministry, he served charges in Malagawatch, Little Shemogue, N.B.; Waterville, Amherst, Dartmouth, St. John's, N.L.; Hopewell and Scotsburn, and prior to his retirement he served as senior minister at Bethany United Church, Halifax. Don was an avid fisherman, hunter and sportsman, as well as being very interested and involved in music and musical activities. He is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Fraser; daughter, Judy and husband Peter Cowan, Peace River, Alta.; sons, Rev. Howard Crooks (Cindy), Grand Falls, N.L., and Stuart Crooks, Halifax; grandchildren, Krista, Ryan and Stephen Crooks, Michael, Jennifer, Andrew and Haley Cowan, all of whom he adored; brothers, Rev. Robert (Margery), Truro; Roland (Jean), Pugwash; his only surviving aunt, Evelyn Moreshead, Sydney River; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Stephen, in 1985. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 20, at 2 p.m. in Bethany United Church, Clinton Avenue, Halifax. 1/18/2007

Dowling Ruth W. Dowling Cape Breton Post 1/19/2008
Ruth W. Dowling 82, Florence It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ruth Dowling, at the Northside General Hospital, Friday, Jan. 18, 2007. Born in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Margaret (Barrie) Fraser. Mom put her family first and her door was always open. She was affectionately known to all in the neighbourhood as Nanny Ruth. She was a member of St. Stephen's parish, Florence, and a past member of the CWL. She was a founding member of the Florence Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and taught sewing for the school board for 25 years. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her children, Dale (John) Pinaud, North Sydney, Brenda (Alex) MacPhee, Florence, Astelle (Clifford) Stubbert, Millville, Debbie (Terry) MacDonald, Yarmouth, Brian (Frances), David (Debbie), Florence and Glen (Deborah), Sydney River; 19 grandchildren and15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Mildren Fraser, Mae Dowling, Alice MacPhee, Annette Handley and brother-in-law, Michael Dowling. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Leonard John in 2004, her son, Stephen, her brothers, John, Maurice, Charlie, Edward and her sisters, Mary, Mildred, Annie, Florence and Rita. Visitation Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Florence, with Fr. Reg Currie and Fr. A.D. Campbell officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to 1/18/2007 Born in Florence
Forsythe Eileen Anne Forsythe Lincoln Ont. 4/2/2007
FORSYTHE, Eileen Anne Monday, April 2, 2007 Barb, Marion, George, Greg, Marty and Tom and their families announce the death of their much-loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Eileen Forsythe, widow of their father George. Eileen, the daughter of the late Moses and Annie (Flemming) Coakley, was born in North East Margaree, Cape Breton on February 15, 1922. She married her husband George on June 29, 1943. As a military spouse, Eileen moved with her husband and family to Winnipeg, Soest, Germany, CFB Borden and CFB Gagetown! Eileen treasured the friendships made with many in the sporting world through Georges involvement with sport! She was always aware of upcoming birthdays and wedding anniversaries and certainly ready to put the cards in the mail! For those who knew her, they will recall her gift for baking, namely her donuts, lemon or apple pies, cookies and squares! She kept active in her later years solving word puzzles. Eileen was so thankful to the many friends who visited her regularly while she was ill. Eileen was a devout member of the Roman Catholic Church. While her husband was serving at CFB Gagetown, the family actively attended St. Marys Chapel at the Base. With retirement, the family worshipped from 1970 until recently at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Oromocto by now attends St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lincoln. During her illness Eileen watched Daily Mass on television. She is survived by her daughters Barbara, with whom she resided in Haneytown and Marion (David) Beers of Orangeville, Ontario; her sons George (Sheila) of Hillsborough, Greg (Muriel) of Fredericton, Marty (Angela) of Burton and Tom (Sandy) of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Also surviving are her grandchildren Frank (Cindy), Mike (Kim), Amanda and Darren, Dawn, Sheri, Jessica, Ryan and Jennifer (Scott) Smicer and Kyle Beers and her great grandchildren Alexia, Matthew, Sarah Forsythe and Alexander and Ben Smicer. Also surviving are her three sisters Francie (Duncan) Gillis and Antoinette Smith in Toronto and Anita Carocci in Sydney, Cape Breton. Many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and friends also survive. Besides being predeceased by her parents and husband, Eileen was also predeceased by her brother Robert, and sisters Agnes, Marie Leudy, and Margaret White. Following her cremation, the family will receive relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Lincoln on Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm and on Thursday, March 1st, 2007 from 2-4 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Thursday, March 1st, 2007 at 7:00 pm with a reception following at the church hall. Rev. Monte Peters officiating with Rev. Gerald White assisting. For those who wish, the family knows how much Eileen enjoyed the Daily Mass on TV from St. Michaels and suggest donations to the NCBC (National Catholic Broadcasting Council) be made or to a favourite charity. Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. www.oromoctofh.com 4/2/2007 born in North East Margaree on February 15, 1922
Forsythe Eileen Anne Forsythe Moncton Times and Transcript
Ken Cairns Eileen Anne Forsythe 1922 - 2007 Barb, Marion, George, Greg, Marty and Tom and their families announce the death of their much-loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Eileen Forsythe, widow of their father George. Eileen, the daughter of the late Moses and Annie (Flemming) Coakley, was born in North East Margaree, Cape Breton on February 15th, 1922. She married her husband George on June 29th, 1943. As a military spouse, Eileen moved with her husband and family to Winnipeg, Soest, Germany, CFB Borden and CFB Gagetown! Eileen treasured the friendships made with many in the sporting world through George's involvement with sport! She was always aware of upcoming birthdays and wedding anniversaries and certainly ready to put the cards in the mail! For those who knew her, they will recall her gift for baking, namely her donuts, lemon or apple pies, cookies and squares! She kept active in her later years solving word puzzles. Eileen was so thankful to the many friends who visited her regularly while she was ill. Eileen was a devout member of the Roman Catholic Church. While her husband was serving at CFB Gagetown, the family actively attended St. Mary's Chapel at the Base. With retirement, the family worshipped from 1970 until recently at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Oromocto by now attends St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lincoln. During her illness Eileen watched Daily Mass on television. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara, with whom she resided in Haneytown, and Marion (David) Beers of Orangeville, Ontario; her sons, George (Sheila) of Hillsborough, Greg (Muriel) of Fredericton, Marty (Angela) of Burton and Tom (Sandy) of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Frank (Cindy), Mike (Kim), Amanda and Darren, Dawn, Sheri, Jessica, Ryan and Jennifer (Scott) Smicer and Kyle Beers; and her great grandchildren, Alexia, Matthew, Sarah Forsythe and Alexander and Ben Smicer. Also surviving are her three sisters, Francie (Duncan) Gillis and Antoinette Smith in Toronto and Anita Carocci in Sydney, Cape Breton; many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and friends also survive. Besides being predeceased by her parents and husband, Eileen was also predeceased by her brother, Robert; and sisters, Agnes, Marie Leudy, and Margaret White. Following her cremation, the family will receive relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Lincoln on Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and on Thursday, March 1st, 2007 from 2 to 4 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Thursday, March 1st, 2007 at 7:00 pm with a reception following at the church hall. Rev. Monte Peters officiating with Rev. Gerald White assisting. For those who wish, the family knows how much Eileen enjoyed the Daily Mass on TV from St. Michael's and suggest donations to the NCBC (National Catholic Broadcasting Council) be made or to a favourite charity. Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. www.oromoctofh.com (357-5100) 2/27/2007

Googoo Peter Patrick Googoo Cape Breton Post 1/2/2007
Peter Patrick Googoo 88, Wagmatcook Peter Patrick Googoo, 88, of Wagmatcook, died peacefully on Dec. 29, 2006, surrounded by his loving family and friends at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia on Sept. 27, 1918, to the late Patrick and Charlotte (Paul) Googoo. He as a member of Queen of the World Catholic Church. He worked for the Department of Highways when they built the Trans Canada Highway,as well as the Halifax Shipyard. He was well-known for teaching Ko ju'a dancing and playing the fiddle. He was also a native craftsman. He is survived by five sons, Charles, Wilfred Joseph (Doris), Vincent, Richard Patrick and Peter Daniel (Karen) and five daughters, Eunice Marie Peck, Sylvia, Florence Marion,Frances Geraldine and Mary Christine, known as Tina; 44 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Pierro); his parents, Patrick and Charlotte; six brothers, Hugh P., Levi, Stephen, Gordon and twins, Thomas and Francis, who died in infancy; five sisters, Mary Isabel Joe, Nancy Marshall, Caroline Lewis, Susan Toney and Mary Tina, who died in infancy; also three grandchildren. The body will be resting at his home, 10785 Trans Canada Highway, Wagmatcook with visitation hours starting after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007. The funeral will be held at the Queen of the World Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul McGillivray officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. He will be sadly missed by his children and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Victoria County Memorial Hospital for their kind care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements under the direction of MacAskill Funeral Home, Baddeck, N.S. 12/29/2006 Whycocomagh on Sept. 27, 1918
Gracie-Fernandes P. Marie Gracie-Fernandes Cape Breton Post 1/18/2008
P. Marie Gracie-Fernandes 1949-2007 P. Marie Gracie-Fernandes died peacefully at her residence in Guelph, Ont., on Nov. 16, 2007, 15 days after her 58th birthday. She was the daughter of Stanley (Adelaide) Gracie and the late Myrtle (MacKinnon) Gracie of Sydney Mines. Besides her three cherished children, Joanna (Russell), Paul (Jennifer) and Mario, she is survived by her three adored grandchildren, Stephanie, Jesse and Amber. Also surviving are her brothers, Stephen, Stanley, John Peter (Kathy) and Howard; sisters, Genevieve (Ray) and Marilyn. Stepbrothers, Gary, Fred, Bill, Bud, David and stepsisters, Marilyn and Kathy. Predeceased by stepbrother, Lloyd Chislett. A private funeral service was held Nov. 19, 2007, at Dale Lounsbury Funeral Home, Cambridge, Ont., with Canon David Bowyer officiating. Immediate family and close friends gathered for a very elegant personal farewell. Readings of Marie's favourite poems by grandson Jesse and granddaughter Stephanie was followed by a very moving eulogy written and delivered by her son-in-law, Russell Wylie. Cremation followed. "Our Angel is Resting in Peace" 11/16/2007

Higgins Muriel J. Higgins Morning Sentinel 12/13/2007
MADISON -- Muriel J. Higgins, 88, of Madison, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison after a long illness. She was born in Arichat, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Canada, on Oct. 8, 1918, the daughter of Alex and Mary (McCaskil) Carrigan. She was a longtime resident of Anson. She worked for several years at Medwed Shoe Shop. She then went to Rockwood, where she was a cook at a summer resort. Upon returning to Madison, she worked at Jerry Jacob's boarding home as a cook and later worked at a summer camp in Belgrade Lakes as a cook. She also worked for several years as a cook in different homes in Massachusetts. After returning home, she made Christmas wreaths for a wreath company. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Dawes and her husband, Kenneth, of Anson, Ruby Bryer and her husband, Robert, of Madison, and Laurie Ann Di Maio and her husband, Joseph Vinton, of Virginia; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a brother, Fred; and sisters-in-law Georgie Carrigan and Edith Carrigan. She was predeceased by her husbands, Arthur Ward and Ivory Higgins; sisters Ethel Moore and Marjorie Ingulli; brothers Inman Carrigan, George Carrigan, Frank Carrigan and Melvin Carrigan; and her grandson, Andrew Dawes. Her hobby was gardening. She loved her flower gardens and often built little fences for them. She loved craft work, making large bed dolls and other items, and had a knitting machine and made sweaters and hats. She also loved to travel and she loved music, especially hymns. There will be a graveside service in the spring. Arrangements for cremation are by Direct Cremation of Belfast. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160-B, Portland, ME 04101. 12/10/2007 born in Arichat on Oct. 8, 1918
Jaques Lena Christine Katherine (MacDonald) Jaques Ottawa Citizen 4/10/2007
JAQUES, Lena Christine Katherine (nee MacDonald) R.N. Lt., (Retired) Canadian Army Nursing Sister Suddenly, after a long ordeal with multiple myeloma on Tuesday, October 2, 2007, age 87. Lena, a registered nurse, decorated veteran of W.W. II, IODE member and Ontario Chapter Past President, member of the Order of the Eastern Star and dedicated community service volunteer, was born at Hillside, Mira, Cape Breton on December 16, 1919. Dear mother of Elaine (Neil Munro), Art (Ann Mortimer), Brian (Janice Mady). Loving and beloved grandmother of Erin, Katherine, Bronwyn, Sarah, and Lauren. Loving sister of Alister MacDonald (Audrey) and Dorothy Campbell and devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Phil and sisters Mildred and Laura. The family would like to thank the staff of the Pain Management and Haematology teams from the 5th floor of the Ottawa General Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 5th at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue, at 11am. Reception to follow. 10/2/2007 born at Hillside, Mira on December 16, 1919
Johnston Catherine Johnston Chronicle Herald 5/30/2007
JOHNSTON, Catherine JOHNSTON, Catherine - Passed away peacefully May 28, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Roderick and Elizabeth (MacNeil) Johnston. She is survived by brothers, Edward, Ottawa; Donald and William, both of Sydney; sisters, Anne Chapdelaine, Margaret MacDonell and Bev Brown, all of Sydney; Lorraine Critch, Saint John, N.B.; Roberta MacDougall, Dartmouth. She is also survived by her long-time friend and confidante, Josie Eddy; also by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She was predeceased by brothers, Raymond and Michael; sisters, Laura, Mary, Martha, Betty, and Margaret. She was also predeceased by her partner, Fred Ryan. She was always a thoughtful and caring person, and supportive of family and friends. Visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held in St. Theresa's Church on Thursday at 9 a.m. Reception to follow. 5/28/2007 Born in Sydney
Johnstone Alice Jean Johnstone
1/2/2007
January 02, 2007 Tuesday Alice Jean Johnstone Glace Bay It is with great sadness and with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Alice Johnstone of 50 South St., Glace Bay, on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Glace Bay, Alice was the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred (Parsons) Crocker. Alice was a member of the Glace Bay Salvation Army Citadel. Alice had many friends and her greatest love was for music and dancing, and how she loved to attend the dances at the Glace Bay Seniors Club. Alice is survived by her daughters, Jeanette (William) Osborne, (Alice considered Bill more like a son who she loved very dearly), Glace Bay and Deborah Wicks, Ontario; granddaughter, Kori Lynette (Osborne) Penny, her pride and joy and Kori's husband, Robert, who Alice loved dearly; grandson, Wayne Wicks; great-grandchildren, Kyla Robin Penny, who was the love of her life and Alexander Wicks; sisters, Clarice (late Francis) Johnstone, Dorthy (Bud) Quinton and Mildred (late Charles) Campbell. Besides her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husbands, Allister Joseph Johnstone and John Joseph Driscoll; sisters, Marge and Hazel; brothers, Graham, Ernie, Arthur, Cameron, Earl, Grant and Lodie. Visitation for the late Alice Johnstone will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon for family and close friends in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St., Glace Bay, 849- 7520. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3 2007 at the Salvation Army Citadel, Union Street, Glace Bay at 2 p.m. with Fred Courtney officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Dominion Street, Glace Bay, will be held at a later date. Donations in Alice's memory may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, Glace Bay. Online condolences may be sent to . 12/30/2006

Kennedy Shirley Marie Kennedy Cape Breton Post 1/2/2007
Shirley Marie Kennedy 69, Glace Bay Shirley Marie Kennedy age 69 of Mechanic Street, Glace Bay, passed away on Saturday, Dec., 30, 2006 surrounded by her loving family at the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Florence, Cape Breton, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Dorothy (Greenwell) Ferguson. Shirley was a member of St. Anne's Church in Glace Bay. She loved spending time at her bungalow in Loch Lomond with her husband Paul and her brother Jimmy. Shirley will be remembered as a very compassionate and caring lady. She is survived by her husband, Paul James Kennedy; two daughters, Hilda (Joe) Murphy, P.E.I., Jacqueline (Walter) Podgurski, New Waterford and three sons, Ted (Marion), Paul (Linda), both from Glace Bay and Dennis (Jacqueline) from Milford, Nova Scotia. Shirley is survived by seven brothers; six sisters; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one sister and one brother. Visitation will take place today (Tuesday) from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay, Fr. Leo Boone officiating. Cremation to follow with interment in St. Anne's Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy for Shirley, donations in her memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 12/30/2006 Florence
LaRoche Christine (Johnston) LaRoche Albany Times Union 9/9/2007
MANCHESTER CENTER, Vt. Christine (Johnston) LaRoche, of Manchester Center, Vt., September 6, 2007. Devoted wife of almost 60 years to the late LeRoy A. LaRoche. Predeceased by her youngest child, Peter A. LaRoche. Loving mother of LeRoy M. LaRoche and his wife Dreama of Potomac, Md. and Joy LaRoche Brass and her husband Tom of Dorset, Vt. She had eight cherished grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was born April 11, 1907, in Dominion, Cape Breton, the daughter of Murdoch and Margaret (Munroe) Johnston. She left to attend the Robert Breck Brigham School of Nursing in Boston. Christine lived in Albany, N.Y. until the fall of 2004. She was a member of West End Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Memory's Garden, Albany, N.Y. at a later date. 9/6/2007 born April 11, 1907, in Dominion
LeBlanc Peter Gerald LeBlanc Vancouver Island Newspaper Group 6/22/2007
LeBLANC, Peter Gerald On Friday, June 15, 2007, Peter Gerald LeBlanc passed away at the age of 82 years. Peter was born in Alder Point, Nova Scotia, April 1, 1925. He settled in British Columbia as a young adult with his wife Rachel. Peter is survived by his daughters Deborah (Ron) Pepper of Gibsons, BC; Wanda LeBlanc (Vern) of Parksville, BC and Jo-Anne (Sean) Lamoureux of Kamloops, BC; and his three beloved grandchildren Joshua, Hanna and Ashley. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Paul Watson, and the many nurses and professionals who cared for Peter at the Cowichan District Hospital and Cowichan Lodge Intermediate Care. Also to acknowledge the compassion and superb level of care that Peter received. A memorial will be held at the Arbor Reception Centre at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC on Saturday, June 23, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Should friends or family desire, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, 401-495 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 6B9, telephone (250) 754-5275. Online condolences may be offered at www.sands-funeral.com 94208 6/15/2007 born in Alder Point on April 1, 1925
LeLievre Mary Elizabeth 'Maimie' (Cooke) LeLievre Cape Breton Post 1/2/2007
Mary Elizabeth 'Maimie' LeLievre 93, Sydney/Reserve Mines Mary Elizabeth 'Maimie' LeLievre age 93 passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 at the Harbourstone Enhanced Care Complex, Sydney, where she had been residing. Born in Reserve Mines, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Cecilia (Deveaux) Cooke. Maimie was a former resident of Reserve Mines and a member of St. Joseph's Church, C.W.L., and the Altar Society. She loved to play cards, bake and visit people. Maimie will be remembered as a very lovinggrandmother who had a great sense of humour. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Mrs. Jim Baillie), Tatamagouche and Velda (Mrs. John Petrie), Sydney; one son, Bill in Ontario. Also surviving are one brother, Willie Cooke, Reserve Mines; one sister, Louise Jones, Sydney; two grandchildren, Tonya (Ronnie) McNutt, Truro, Jonathon, Sydney and two great-grandchildren, Emily and Ryan in Truro. Maimie was predeceased by two brothers, Cornelius and Cyril as well as two sisters, Cecilia 'Babs' Schaller and Bridget 'Biddy' Oakley. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Rev. Gerald Campbell will be celebrated Wednesday 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Reserve Mines, followed by interment in the parish cemetery. All are invited to join the family for a reception in the lower level of the church.As an expression of sympathy for Maimie, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 12/30/2006 Reserve Mines
Lushman Eva (Ingram) Lushman


The Cape Breton Post, June 12, 2007 Eva Lushman 84, New Waterford Eva Lushman of New Waterford and formerly of Port aux Basques, Nfld., died peacefully in New Waterford Consolidated Hospital at the age of 84, on Saturday, June 9, 2007. Born in Burgeo, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Ben and Bertha (Ingram) Green. She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, New Waterford, and also a member of the ladies guild for many years. She will be missed as a mother, stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Queens Court and spending time with the ladies at Aging Gracefully. She is survived by her daughters, Helen (Hubert) Chiasson, Alma (Ernie) Bishop, both of New Waterford, Mary Pollett, Ontario; stepdaughter, Wanda (Tony) Musseau, Newfoundland; sons, Ray (Marie), Ontario, Brian (Lynn), B.C., Ted (Irene), New Waterford, Tom, Ontario; sisters, Mary Schwartz, Harriett Strickland, both of Dartmouth, Joyce Steiger, N.Y.; brothers, Les, Newfoundland, Morris, Henry, both of Ontario, Don, B.C.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Azariah 'Roy' Chipman and her second husband, Jake Lushman, daughters, Diane, Beverly, sons, Eddie, Jack, Wally, Ben and brother, Edward. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Church with Rev. Vernon Reid officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Anglican Cemetery with a luncheon to follow in the parish hall. Donations in Eva's memory may be made to All Saints Anglican Church or a charity of one's choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 6/9/2007

MacDonald Stephen MacDonald Hartford Courant 12/13/2007
MACDONALD, Stephen Stephen MacDonald, 94, died Sunday (November 18, 2007). He was born February 15, 1913 in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He was retired from the Boston Police Dept. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Ronald Hutcheson of Tucson Az., formerly of Farmington; his daughter Jean Martin of Bristol, formerly of Farmington and his son and daughter-in-law William and Debra Macdonald of South Jordan, Utah. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bristol. Interment will be private. 11/18/2007 Born February 15, 1913 in Glace Bay
MacLeod Allister M. MacLeod Cape Breton Post 1/2/2007
Allister M. MacLeod 80, Riverview, N.B. Allister M. MacLeod, 80, of Riverview, N.B. and formerly of Marion Bridge, with members of his family at his side, passed away at the Moncton Hospital, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006. Born in Marion Bridge, he was the son of the late Donald and Jessie (MacPherson) MacLeod. Allister was a retired labour representative, with the Canadian Labour Congress (Regional Director 1970-1987). He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Riverview, member of the C.B.R.T and G.W. Local 230 (1948-1970) in Sydney, and life member of Queen Lodge #52 IOOF, Sydney. Following his retirement, Allister spent his spare time enjoying woodworking, storytelling and spending quality time with his friends and especially his family. Allister will be sadly missed by his wife of 43 years, Rose (Poirier) MacLeod; daughter, Allison MacLeod McArthur (Ross), Riverview; sons, Wally (Bev), Orangeville, Ont., Albert (Nippen) (Robin), Riverview; grandchildren, Albert, Carol, Charlene; great grandchildren, Carol Anne, Shamus, Patrick; special nephews, Donald Allister MacLeod (Linda), Jimmy MacLeod (April); several other nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, predeceased by his brother, Donald (2004). Visitation at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Rd., Moncton (858-1995), Tuesday, 7-9, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Paul's United Church, Cleveland Avenue, Riverview, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, 11 a.m., Rev. Steve Berube officiating. Reception in the church hall following the service. Interment Alderwood Cemetery, Riverview. In Allister's memory, donations to Father Topshee Memorial Fund, St. Paul's United Church or Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated. www.fergusonknowlesfh.com. 12/31/2006 Marion Bridge
MacLeod Robert 'Bob' MacLeod Cape Breton Post

Robert 'Bob' MacLeod 78, Moncton/Sydney Mines Bob MacLeod, age 78, a resident of Moncton, N.B., and formerly of Sydney Mines, passed away Dec. 21, 2007, in Moncton. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Church, Sydney Mines, with Rev. Hughie MacNeil and Rev. Greg MacLeod officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sydney Mines. A reception will take place at the church after the burial. Arrangements have been entrusted to the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 12/21/2007

MacNeil Mary Christine 'Chris' (Ferguson) MacNeil Sudbury 4/2/2007
MacNEIL, Mary Christine "Chris" (nee Ferguson) Monday, April 2, 2007 In Loving Memory of Mary Christine "Chris" MacNeil (nee Ferguson) 79 years who passed away peacefully at Extendicare York in Sudbury on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 surrounded by family. Chris was born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia on February 22, 1927. She arrived in the Sudbury region in 1947 and owned and operated The Lighthouse Restaurant in Lively many years ago. Chris was very much a family person. She took great pride and joy in all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. A very loving mother, she was also a wonderful cook and baker and enjoyed playing bingo. She led a very active life, being a former member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and C.W.L. of St-Piux X in Lively but she always made time to visit relatives and friends back in Cape Breton (Gods Country as she would say) with Mike. Beloved wife of the late Michael "Mike" MacNeil (April 19, 1992). Dear mother of Michael MacNeil (Elsie) of Thunder Bay, Deborah Moxam (Kerry) of Lively, Linda McGregor (Bryan) of Lively, Bernard "Bernie" MacNeil (Carol) of Kingston and Peggy Seguin( Peter) of Lively. cherished grandmother of Michael Jr., Mary, Kristopher, Stacey, Kerri-Lynn, Kyla (Dean McGaughey), Christian, Darin, David (Claudette), Erin, Krista, Allison, Kathleen (Marc Gaudreault) and Angela (David Thorpe) and also 6 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Bill Ferguson (Betty), Peggy (Sandy MacLeod), June (Jack Evans), Anna (Danny Lewis), Gordon Ferguson (Betty), Dru MacPhee-Potter, and Bruce Ferguson (Yvonne), all of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Loving sister-in-law of Lorraine Bardswick (Bill) of Elliot Lake. Predeceased by her parents, her brothers Donnie (surviving wife Bernice), Rod (late wife Gladys) and George (surviving wife Alma) and her granddaughter Tracy-Lynn. Memorial Service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. (at Hazel St.), Sudbury, Ontario on Friday, April 7th, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation at Park Lawn Crematorium. A committal service will be held in Cape Breton at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimers Society would be greatly appreciated. (Friends may gather at the Funeral Home after 10:00 a.m. on Friday). 4/2/2007 born in Sydney Mines
Marshe Joyce (Mitchell) Marshe Cape Breton Post 1/23/2007
The Cape Breton Post, January 23, 2007 Joyce (Mitchell) Marshe 79, New Waterford Joyce Marshe, 79, an eight-year resident of Seaview Manor, Glace Bay, and formerly of Heelan Street, New Waterford, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, in the Glace Bay Health Care Complex. Born in Cottrell's Cove, N.L., she was a daughter of the late Peter and Maude (Richards) Mitchell. Joyce was a member of Calvin United Church, New Waterford. She enjoyed being surrounded by family, namely her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are daughters, Coleen Marshe, Janet Marshe, both of Cambridge, Ont.; sons, Robert (Beatrice) Marshe, New Waterford, Peter (Terri) Marshe, Sydney, Stephen (Cheryl) Marshe, Cambridge, Ont.; brother, Derrick Mitchell, New Waterford; grandchildren, Colleen Marshe, Tammy Marshe, Robert J. Marshe, Alice (Lenny) Moffatt, Luke (Lisa) Marshe, Dianne McLeod, Wallace McLeod, Erica McLeod, Steven Dolson, Kyle Marshe, John Marshe; great grandchildren, Brady Marshe, Ainsle Marshe, Tanner Marshe Headley, Paige Marshe, Quinn Marshe, Nova Moffatt, Michael Kessler, Alison Kessler, Julie Kessler, Evan Warder, Derrick Dolson. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Wallace Marshe, son, Gordon Marshe, brothers, Paul Mitchell and Jim Mitchell. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. A funeral service will take place Thursday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with Rev. Duncan Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery, Scotchtown. Joyce's remains will be taken to the church at noon Thursday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 1/22/2007 Born in Cottrell's Cove, N.L.
McInnis Katherine M. McInnis Boston Globe 9/26/2008
Katherine M. McInnis Of Hyde Park, formerly of Cape Breton, Canada, Sept. 24, 2007. Beloved aunt of Caroline MacDougall, Rene & her husband Jeff Olson, and John & his wife Kathleen MacDougall. Grand aunt to Kaitlyn & Kristen Olson, and Devin & Delaney MacDougall. Loving sister of Mary Fallon of Brookline, and the late Jane Kiggin, Joseph McInnis, Angus McInnis, Madeline Searles, Roddie McInnis, Ann McInnis, and Irene MacDougall. Dear sister in law of Joan McInnis of Wrentham. Katherine was loved dearly by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. Funeral from the F.J. Higgins Funeral Home, 4236 Washington St., ROSLINDALE SQUARE, on Thurs., Sept. 27th at 10 o'clock. Funeral Mass in St. John Chrysostom Church at 11 o'clock. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours on Wednesday 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations in Katherine's memory may be made to The Boston Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471. For directions and on-line guest book go to www.fjhiggins.com F.J. Higgins Funeral Home 617-325-0455 9/24/2007

Miller Elizabeth Bertha (Mang) Miller Regina Leader-Post 7/21/2007
MILLER-It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Elizabeth Bertha Miller (nee Mang) on July 19, 2007 at the age of 81 years. Bertha was born on June 29, 1926, the eight child and third daughter of Katharina and Jacob Mang in the Gravelbourg district, SK. Tragically, at the age of three, Bertha lost her mother and moved with two young sisters to live with her paternal grandmother on the family farm near Edenwold. At age six she returned to her father's farm and spent her young days assisting her father and stepmother with farm chores, from milking cows to building a road, and helping care for her young sisters and brother. As a teenager, Bertha returned to her Grandmother's farm for a couple of years, helping her grandmother tend to the dairy herd, sheep, cattle and crops. She loved horses and regaled us with stories of the horses she worked with and rode -Beauty, Nell, King, Fly and Nobel to name a few. Bertha later moved to Regina where she found work as a waitress before she married her first husband George Janz in 1947. George died suddenly in 1961 leaving Bertha with a young family of five children to raise on her own. Like every challenge she encountered in her life, Bertha faced this loss with dignity and courage. She was single parenting long before society acknowledged this as work. Bertha taught her children many things, to care for others, to laugh, to ride a bike, to play baseball, to love music and to value friends. Throughout the years, she retained her love of the prairies, the crocuses, lilacs, meadowlarks, wheat fields and rolling hills. Despite the hardships, she always found a way to smile and delight in life. In 1963, Bertha married Myles Miller, originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; together they built a new life for themselves and their family. She began working at the University of Regina in 1969, until her retirement. She loved sports, especially baseball. She bowled for many years with the Bowlorama Belles. She was predeceased by her mother Katharina; father Jacob; stepmother Bertha; brothers Arthur, Frederick, Erich, Moritz and Bill and sister Frieda. Bertha is lovingly remembered by her husband Myles; her children Diana (Jim) Workman of Arcola, SK, Earl (Paulette) Janz of Regina, Sandra Janz (Christopher Reed) of Toronto, Karen (Orest) Schiller of Regina, Trish Janz of Calgary and Donovan Miller of Calgary; grandchildren Travis and Claire Schiller, Geordan and Nathan Workman and Alana Mitschke; great grandson Cameron Seghers; brother Rudolph Mang; sisters Carol (Walter) Dick, Adeline (Albert) Knoblauch, Doris (George) Hungle, Terry (Otto) Rotheisler, Martha Bernt, Evelyn (Brian) Rumple and Tema (Bud) Fenson; sisters-in-law Mary Butts and Willena (Lorne) Herndier of Neudorf, SK, Eva Janz and Beatrice Mang of Regina; and many more dear sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cherished friends and neighbours. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Interment and reception to follow. Flowers most gratefully declined, friends so wishing may make donations in Bertha's memory to a charity of one's choice. The family would like to thank all the nurses and home health aid workers of the Palliative Care Unit, Allan Blair Cancer Centre, Pasqua Hospital for their kindness and support. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences online at www.regina-memorial.ca . 7/19/2007 Born on June 29, 1926 in Gravelbourg District, SK
Milne Anne Ethel (Ryan) Milne R.N. The Cape Breton Post 12/5/2007 Margie Scott Milne (Ryan) Anne Ethel, R.N., 93, of North Sydney, passed away in the late evening of Thursday, May 10, 2007, at the Northside General Hospital. Born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Matthew and Mary (MacLeod) Ryan. She began training as a nurse at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax in 1935 and graduated in 1938. This led to a distinguished career which included service with the Victoria Order of Nurses from 1938 to 1940 as well as with the Camp Hill Veteran's Hospital from 1940 to 1946. At Camp Hill, she learned of a great many stories from the injured serviceman whose experiences were both tragic and heroic. It was in Halifax that she met her future husband, John Milne (of Winnipeg), who served in the navy. They were married in 1943 and spent the following three and a half decades in Halifax, living on Cherry Street, Hood Street and finally at Embassy Towers on Spring Garden Road. In 1978, they moved back to North Sydney, where they enjoyed their retirement and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1993. In December of 1994, her beloved husband John passed away. Ethel and John took up golf upon their return to Cape Breton and were both members of Seaview Golf and Country Club for many years. Ethel was an avid walker and enjoyed scenic drives in the Cape Breton countryside and swimming at George's River. She was a lifetime member of the alumni association of the Victoria General Hospital. She is survived by her sisters Kathleen Ryan and Nora Tobin, her brother, the Honourable Murray J. Ryan, and her sisters-in-law Mary Ryan and Mabel Ryan, all residing in North Sydney. She is also survived by her nephews and nieces Michael, Terence and David; Murray; David, Mary, Matthew, Sally, and James; Patricia, Mary Lou, Charles, Matthew, Catherine, Ethel and Nora; and Marjorie, Terence and James. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Cecilia 'Celie' Ryan, R.N., her brothers Capt. David F. Ryan, Terence Ryan, Robert Emmett Ryan and James MacLeod Ryan, as well as by her brother-in-law, Capt. Michael Tobin, her sisters-in-law, Patricia (Patsy) Ryan and Mena Ryan and her niece, May. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends and by her 'special little grand-niece', Cecilia. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral mass will be held Monday 10a.m. from St. Joseph Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Tom MacNeil officiating. Burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com 10/5/2007 North Sydney
Murphy Joseph Delman Murphy Vancouver Island Newspaper Group 6/14/2007
MURPHY, Joseph Delman March 14, 1926 ~ June 6, 2007 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father. Del slipped away from us in the early hours of June 6, at Dufferin Place Extended Care Unit Nanaimo General Hospital. He was predeceased on May 12, 2006 by his loving wife Kathryne. Survived by daughter Linda (Bill) Scott, sons Bryan (Donna) Murphy, Shane Murphy and Wayne Murphy. Proud grandfather of Shawna (John) McPhillips, Angela Murphy (Greg), Kim (Dave) Somerville, Andrea Murphy (Shawn), Brent Maschke, Tatum and Preston Murphy, Tawny and Jesse De Bodt, Chantelle Zaffino, Holly (Todd) Taylor, Kevin Scott (Lindsey). Proud great grandfather of Cullan, Cayley, (twins) Ava and Brooke McPhillips, Carson and Jackson Somerville. Del is survived by his loving sisters Geraldine McInnis, Theresa Madden, Jackie McManus, Claire Donahue, and Carol Mulder, brothers Evans and Thomas Murphy, predeceased by sisters Norma Hyson, Sybil Ann and Sr. Claudia Murphy. Dad was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia and served his country for 13 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Black Watch Battalion and Royal Canadian Service Corps and worked for the CPR as a track crewman and later retired from Harmac. He was a proud Branch 256 Legion member and thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing. The family would like to express their gratitude to the loving nurses of the NRGH and Dufferin Extended Care (Cedar Wing), Dr. Kemp and Dr. Francis for their care throughout Dad's final years. Thank you to Rosemary McPhillips and Gerry Lambert for their regular and cheerful visits. No service by request. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Dad's life at his most recent residence and the home of his son, Wayne Murphy, on Friday, June 15, 2007, 4:30 p.m. at 2600 Ross Road, Nanoose Bay. On the day of Dad's passingJune 6, 2007 would have been Mom and Dad's 57th Wedding Anniversary. May you both rest in peace Together Forever! Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services and Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens 93583 6/6/2007 born in New Waterford
Nicholson Margaret Nicholson Cape Breton Post 1/25/2008
Margaret Nicholson Midland, Ont. - Margaret Nicholson passed away Dec. 31, 2007, in Midland, Ont. Wife of Alex Nicholson, mother of Jim Nicholson and wife Sharon, Alliston, Ont. Grandmother to Michael Nicholson and Kimberly Aquanno and great-granddaughter, Alexa Aquanno. Survived by her sister, Rita McInnis, Reserve Mines. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place in the spring of 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciat- 12/31/2007

Oliver Mary Oliver Cape Breton Post 9/25/2007
The Cape Breton Post, September 25, 2007 Mary Oliver 88, New Waterford It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Oliver on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at her home, Maple Hill Manor. Born in Newfoundland, Mary was the daughter of the late James and Agnes (Doyle) Oliver. A kind and quiet lady, Mary was a homemaker with an easy going and pleasant personality. She always enjoyed watching television, glancing through catalogues and spending time with her family. Mary is survived by one brother, Leo (Margaret) Oliver, Toronto; and sisters-in-law, Dot Oliver and Marian Oliver, New Waterford. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by sisters, Jane (Frank) Marsh, Annie Oliver and Sissy Oliver, brothers, Joe, Dennis, Austin and Rob. As requested cremation has taken place. A funeral mass to celebrate Mary's life will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard's/Mount Carmel Church. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford, N.S. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To express online condolences to the family, go to www.mclellanfuneralhome.com. 9/21/2007 Born in Newfoundland
Perrault Hazel Audrey Perrault Toronto Star 1/17/2007
PERRAULT, Hazel Audrey Peacefully at Belleville, Ontario, on Wednesday, January 17, 2007. Born August 23, 1921, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, she was a long time resident of North York, Ontario and more recently Hastings Manor, Belleville. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman Perrault and survived by her sons, Ronald Marrs (Vicki), Belleville, Ontario, and Ross Perrault (Carolyn), Los Angeles, California. Grandmother to six grandchildren, Timothy and Douglas Marrs, Natalie, Madeline, Bennett, and Olivia Perrault, and to three great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced to family and friends when complete. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society (20 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 1200, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8). 1/17/2007 Born August 23, 1921, in Cape Breton
Poole Frederick Poole Toronto Star 4/27/2007
POOLE, Frederick At Listowel Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 27, 2007, Mr. Frederick William Poole of Listowel, and formerly of Toronto, in his 89th year. Born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, on May 9, 1918 to John and Blanche Poole. Fred was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Shaw) Poole. He is survived by his son Gregory (Sylvia) of R.R.1 Gowanstown, grandson John (Deborah) of Waterloo, granddaughter Katherine (Eric) of Ottawa, his sister Alberta ''Bertie'' VanStone of Brantford, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Ada Landry. Fred served with the Governor General's Horse Guards in North Africa and in Italy from 1941-1944. He was the only one of his tank crew to survive an explosion in Italy in September, 1944, and he was invalided out to England. He was a long-time custodian with the Etobicoke Board of Education and was very active in the Canadian Union of Public Employees. A Memorial Service with a Royal Canadian Legion Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 259, Listowel, on Wednesday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Listowel Salvation Army (621 Main St. E., Listowel, N4W 2C8) for their community programs, and may be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel (519) 291-4840. Fred was always grateful to the members of The Salvation Army who were so kind to him and his fellow soldiers when they were in hospital in England. 4/27/2007 Born in Sydney Mines
Powicki Henry Ronald Powicki Cape Breton Post

Henry Ronald Powicki Sherborn, Mass./Kempt Head A Service of Remembrance for the late Henry Powicki, who passed away Nov. 8, 2007, will be held at the Drummond Memorial United Church in Ross Ferry, Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Sean Handcock officiating. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret (Antonioli) Powicki; his daughter, Jennifer Hawkins, Sherborn; son, Christopher and wife Elizabeth Hooper, Cummaquid, Mass.; and son, David Powicki and wife, Lydia Peterson, Leverett, Mass.; six grandchildren; his sisters, Joanne OConnell and Joyce Powicki of California and several nieces and nephews. 11/8/2007

Roberts Marilyn Anne Roberts Cape Breton Post 1/2/2007
Marilyn Anne Roberts 51, South Ohio, Yarmouth Co. Marilyn Anne (Sweeney) Roberts, 51, of South Ohio, Yarmouth County, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, surrounded by several members of her loving family. Marilyn was born on Cape Forchu, Yarmouth County on Aug. 27, 1955. She was predeceased by her father Allan Joseph Sweeney and a brother, Michael Allan Sweeney. Marilyn is survived by her loving husband, Donnie Roberts; her mother, Mary Alice (Dowling, Sweeney) MacPhee, Villa Saint Joseph, Dayton, Yarmouth County; sisters, Paulette (Rick) Goodwin, Kemptville, Linda (James) Brittain, South Ohio and brothers, Joel (Mary) Sweeney, St. John's, N.L., Darrell (Debbie) Sweeney, North Sydney. Along with her birth family, Marilyn was blessed with a second family at the age of 12, parents, Greg and Florence Murphy, Sydney Mines and brothers, Greg Jr. (Debbie) Murphy, Sydney Mines, Eugene (Debbie) Murphy, North Sydney, Sean (Joanne) Murphy, Halifax, Glenn (Sheila) Christie, Halifax, Shawn (Caroline) Donavon, Ormocto, N.B. She has 10 nieces and nephews. Marilyn was a pharmacy technician for over 25 years. She was employed by Central Pharmacy for approximately 10 years and by Pharmasave, Yarmouth, until the time of her death. She was a long-time member of the Yarmouth Curling Club and a leader in Kempt Recreation. She had a passion for cross stitching and created many treasured gifts for her family and friends over the years. Marilyn enjoyed life to the fullest and always looked for the best in everyone she met. Her vivacious personality and endearing mannerisms created a lasting memory for everyone she touched. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and co-workers. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass was held at St. Ambrose Cathedral, her baptismal home, Yarmouth, on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at 2 p.m. Fr. John MacPherson officiated. Family flowers only. Following the service, a celebration of life took place at the Yarmouth Curling Club. Donations in memory of Marilyn can be made to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation for the Cancer Center, P.O. Box 7, Yarmouth, B5A 4B1, 902-749-1669 or to the VON.Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Yarmouth.Online condolences can be sent to 12/22/2006 Cape Forchu, Yarmouth County on Aug. 27, 1955
Spencer Marie Spencer Toronto Star 1/26/2007
SPENCER, Marie Suddenly at York Finch Hospital on Friday, January 26, 2007. Marie Spencer, in her 82nd year, dearly beloved wife of the late Eric. Marie was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She was a daughter of the late Daniel F. and Mae (McMurray) McNeil and step-mother Doris McNeil. Marie was a parishioner of St. Gregory's Catholic Church and longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210. Marie is survived by companion Ray Hersey, daughters Diane (Doug) Seymour of Toronto, Donalda (Wayne) Borden of Toronto, Patricia Rideout (Brian Cooper) of Coldwater, Jeannie McNeil (George) of Sydney, sons Wayne (Gail) of Toronto, Eric (Linda) of Dominion, Dale of Toronto, sisters Jeanette Gouthro of Gardiner Mines, Theresa McNeil of Dominion, Frances (Warren) Armstrong of Massachusetts, Ann Marie (Guy) Rancourt of Alton, brothers Joe (Del) of Lindsay, Danny (Glenda) of Scarborough, Billy (Dee) of Toronto, Terry of Massachusetts, Louie (Sue) of British Columbia, Tony of Owen Sound, Bobby (Susie) of Ajax, Georgie (Debbie) of Scarborough. Loving grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 36 great- grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Maureen McNeil and brothers Roddie and John (Curly). Resting at the NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2104 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke (two blocks north of Rexdale Blvd.) from Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, leaving the funeral home 9:30 a.m. to St. Gregory's Church, 122 Rathburn Rd. for Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 1/26/2007 born in Cape Breton
Sweeney Martha (Green) Sweeney Toronto Star 6/26/2007
SWEENEY, Martha (nee Green) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear aunt, and godmother, Martha Ann Jefferson Sweeney (nee Green) on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Versa Care Long Term Facility. Aunt Martha was in her 94th year. She was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to parents, the late Elizabeth and Robert Green of England. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge No. 4259, a long time participant of the East York Rockers, Medal Recipient for Darts for the seniors games, and an avid woodcarver. She was predeceased by her sisters Mildred, Edna Margaret, Betty, brothers Jack, Bobby, Billy, Jimmy, and her great-nephew Christopher. Lovingly remembered by her nieces Linda, Margaret, Janet, Betty, and great-nieces Kimberley, Kathryn, and great-nephew Jason. Remembered lovingly by her dear friends Dennis, Janette, Lloyd, Helen and Nicole. Many thanks to the staff, nurses and residents at Versa Care for their love and understanding. Thanks also to Carolyn and the staff at East York Acres for their many years of friendship and care. She fought a courageous battle. Rest in Peace dear Auntie We Love You. Friends may call at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel, 467 Sherbourne Street (south of Wellesley) on Thursday, June 28, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory to the Children's Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy. 6/26/2007 born in Cape Breton
Taylor Isabel Mary (Fleming) Taylor Toronto Star 7/4/2007
TAYLOR, Isabel Mary (nee Fleming) Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Loving wife of the late Kenneth Owen Taylor and mother of Cindy Chandler (James). Proud Nana of Austin, Caedan and Kennedy. Daughter of the late Willimina and Mariner Fleming of New Waterford, Cape Breton Island. Dear sister of Irene Campbell (Angus) of East Bay, Cape Breton, Mariner Fleming (Sandra) of Saint John, New Brunswick and the late Hugh Fleming. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews from Texas, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Alberta. Affectionately remembered by her ''self adopted'' children: Richard, Lynda, Sue and grandchildren Carley and Brandon. Isabel was a teacher with the Metro Toronto Catholic School Board. Friends will be received at the PINE HILLS VISITATION, CHAPEL AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd. (north of St. Clair Ave., 416-267-8229) on Monday, July 9, 2007 at 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service to follow in the chapel at 2 p.m. In memory of Isabel, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. 7/4/2007

TOMKO John Anthony TOMKO Vancouver Island Newspaper Group 5/25/2007
John Anthony TOMKO October 4, 1939 May 20, 2007 John Anthony Tomko passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox BC on May 20, 2007. He was born to Peter and Catherine Tomko in Sydney, Nova Scotia on October 4, 1939. He is predeceased by his parents, step mother Mary Tomko, and by sister in law Elaine Tomko. John is survived by his loving wife Gwenn and his walking partner Diefenbacher, sons Peter (Laurie), Chris (Lisa) and the light of his life, his grandchildren Zach, Tucker, Jackson, Wilson and Rylee Tomko. His brothers and sisters Ray, Beverly (David), Rose (Blair), Darlene (Jim), Cathy (Ross), Hank (Ann). A private family service has been held. For those wishing, donations in John's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Piercy's Mt. Washington Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 90568 5/20/2007 Born in Sydney on Oct. 4, 1939
Wadden Kenneth Reading Wadden Vancouver Island Newspaper Group 1/10/2008
Kenneth Reading Wadden December 8, 1923 ~ December 18, 2007 With aching hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of our much beloved Husband, Dad, Gramp, and Great Gramps. Kenneth passed away peacefully in Port Hardy Hospital on December 18, 2007. He battled his cancer with such great courage, strength and dignity but when it came time he had to part he died peacefully with his family surrounding him. He is pre-deceased by his parents Thomas and Mamie, his sister Edith, and two brothers Crawford and Eldon. He is survived by his loving family, wife Ruth, daughters Carolyn Russell (Edward) Sondra Noel (Martin) four grandsons, Todd Russell (Jane) Rejean Noel (Carolyn) Yvan Noel (Janine) Lucas Noel (Kayla) and four great grandsons, Tristan Russell, Oliver Russell, Zachary Noel and Yuri Noel. Also survived by his brothers Robert (Gertrude) Hugh (Helen) sister Catherine (Wheldon) and many more family and dear friends. Ken served proudly in the Canadian Navy in WWII in the Atlantic on the corvettes. After the war he left his Cape Breton birthplace to come to B.C. and settled in Ucluelet where he remained for nearly 60 years. He worked 42 years as a logger and reluctantly retired in 1988. Ken was an avid sports fan who loved all sports but particularly hockey and football. He loved his Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs and rarely missed watching a game. Ken's happiest times though were those spent with family and friends and most especially time with his grandsons whom he adored and was so proud of. Of course he loved his dogs and could be seen spending many happy hours walking the streets of Ucluelet with his beloved companions Wool and Max. Ken loved Ucluelet and it's people and was very proud and grateful to be twice named Ucluelet's citizen of the year. Most recently Ken moved to Port Hardy to be close to family during his illness. Dad was a gold hearted man. He had a smile for everyone and a helping hand for anyone in need. His sense of humour and fun, his compassion, generosity and unconditional love will stay in our hearts forever. A beautiful life is gone but never forgotten. Words could never say how much we'll miss you. Sleep peacefully Dad until we're together again. We would like to thank all those whose care and compassion helped dad and all of us during a very difficult time. The kind ladies at Home Support, Doctor's Smith, Fletcher, and Lee in Port Hardy, Dr. Atwell and Dr. Blood at the Cancer Clinic, the ladies at Port Hardy Medical Clinic and staff of Port Hardy Hospital. A special thanks to the kind neighbours at Highview who always looked out for Dad. Cremation has taken place and time and place of memorial service to be announced at a later date. If desired donations in Ken's memory may be made to the BCSPCA or to Prostate Cancer Research. "I am home in heaven, dear ones, oh so happy and so bright There is perfect joy and beauty In this ever lasting light All the pain and grief is over Every restless tossing passed I am now at peace forever Safely home in heaven at last " 116273 Vancouver Island 12/18/2007

Ward Donna "Sharmaine" (nee Gray) Ward Cape Breton Post 4/23/2008
Donna "Sharmaine" (nee Gray) Ward - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter. Sharmaine passed away Nov. 27, 2007, at Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alta. She is survived by her parents, Kevin and Belinda Gray; her husband, Jason M.Ward; her grandmother, Erna Gray; and her in-laws, Malcolm and Janet Ward, Calgary. She will be missed by many other family members, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, and especially by her cats, Mickey and Kitty. Sharmaine had been employed with A.D. Williams Engineering as a project assistant and she thought the world of her job and co-workers. She also loved the outdoors, mountain scenery and motorcycling with Jason. Sharmaine was a fighter to the bitter end. By Sharmaine's request, cremation had taken place in Calgary, where a memorial service was held. A memorial service will also be celebrated in her honour here at home by the ocean, at St. James United Church, Sambro, with Rev. Ellen Wilson to officiate and Rev. Anne Singer to assist, on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. followed by interment at St. James United Church Cemetery, Sambro. In memory of Sharmaine, remembrances may be made to Agap Hospice, 8 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1B8, 403-282-6588. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.walkerfh.com. 11/27/2007

Ward Donna 'Sharmaine' (nee Gray) Ward Cape Breton Post

Donna 'Sharmaine' (nee Gray) Ward It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter. Sharmaine passed away Nov. 27, 2007, at Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alta. She is survived by her parents, Kevin and Belinda Gray; her husband, Jason M. Ward; her grandmother, Erna Gray; and her in-laws, Malcolm and Janet Ward, Calgary. She will be missed by many other family members, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, and especially by her cats, Mickey and Kitty. Sharmaine had been employed with A.D. Williams Engineering as a project assistant and she thought the world of her job and co-workers. She also loved the outdoors, mountain scenery and motorcycling with Jason. Sharmaine was a fighter to the bitter end. By Sharmaines request, cremation had taken place in Calgary, where a memorial service was held. A memorial service will also be celebrated in her honour here at home by the ocean, at St. James United Church, Sambro, with Rev. Ellen Wilson to officiate and Rev. Anne Singer to assist, on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. followed by interment at St. James United Church Cemetery, Sambro. In memory of Sharmaine, remembrances may be made to Agap Hospice, 8 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1B8, 403-282-6588. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.walkerfh.com. 11/27/2007

Watson Lorraine Marcella (MacDonald) Watson Vancouver Island Newspaper Group 9/26/2007
WATSON, Lorraine Marcella (MacDonald) April 20, 1918 Sept 20, 2007 Born to Roderick and Eliza MacDonald at Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, mom was the youngest of seven children. Mom fell in love with a handsome young Doctor named Thomas Pembroke (predeceased in 1995). Mom and Dad were married for over 61 years. While living in Montreal and practicing medicine, their first son was born (Edward MacDonald). They left Montreal to practice medicine in Victoria where their second son (Thomas Gulston predeceased in 2005) was born. From there to Kelowna where Emily Elizabeth was born (predeceased in 1992) and the youngest daughter Sally Lynne was born. From there they moved to Cherry Point , where our family lived for over 51 years. Mom prided herself in providing good food for the table, and structure in our lives. Mom worked hard as a wife and mother, she worked outside the home for many years at the Shawnigan Boys School, Shawnigan Inn, and Bobs Bakery. Mom cheer leaded all of her family with love and patience. Our mother's kitchen had been graced with wonderful friends and neighbours who shared a laugh, a little gossip and a lot of tea. Mom loved this place called "Life" and loved her birds and flowers, the ocean, the rain on her face. Mom had always been an advocate for the less fortunate. She leaves behind seven grandchildren, Brenda Watson, Tracey MacDill, Michelle Krall, Craig Watson, Tyler Watson, Mark Watson and Ryan Watson, many great grandchildren and her loving daughters-in-laws, Elaine Watson, Anne Watson and Janice Watson. Mom also leaves behind in Cape Breton her dear sister Muriel MacGregor as well as her two nieces. Many thanks to VIHA Palliative Care program with special thanks to Rachelle, and to Home Support worker Doreen who always was the light spot in moms day. Mom also adored her "man" Cliff, and Jackie. We wish to thank everyone who made mom's senior years happy years. Donate please to Cancer Research: Canadian Cancer Society, 750 Hillside Ave., Victoria, BC V8T 1Z4. A service will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 5800 Church Road, Duncan, BC on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. "Mom's Day is done for now The Soft dew seduced her With a light so bright She has been sent to flight" God Bless and good night. 105842 9/20/2007 Born at Sydney Mines
Youden Marjorie Youden Cape Breton Post

Marjorie Youden 90, Watertown, Mass./North Sydney Marjorie E. Youden, age 90, a former North Sydney resident, passed away in Needham, Mass., on Nov. 7, 2007, after a short illness. A funeral service for Marjorie will be held 3 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2008, at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, North Sydney, with Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. Online condolences may be sent to info@wjdooley.com. 11/7/2007


 

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